Safaris, pyramids, and sphinx’s, blood diamonds, Nelson Mandela, apartheid. This and much more can be found on the continent of Africa. With sweeping landscapes and numerous tales of human drama, many films end up being about or set in Africa, and for good reason. This list features the best of these films, ranked by film lovers everywhere.
Also known as the “Dark Continent,” Africa is the world’s second largest and second most populous continent. It covers a whopping six percent of the Earth’s total surface! Considering its enormous size and historical landmarks such as the Pyramids of Egypt, it’s no wonder that movies like Congo and The Flight of the Phoenix all feature this continent.
This list has the best movies set in Africa, including: Hotel Rwanda, Blood Diamond, The Lion King, Cry Freedom, The Constant Gardner, The African Queen, The Last King of Scotland, and I Dreamed of Africa.Vote for your favorite movie below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
Directed by: Rob Minkoff, Roger AllersThe Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature... more
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Directed by: Terry GeorgeHotel Rwanda is a 2004 American historical drama film directed by Terry George. It was adapted... more
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Directed by: Cy EndfieldZulu is a 1964 epic film depicting the Battle of Rorke's Drift between the British Army and... more
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Directed by: John HustonThe African Queen is a 1951 adventure film adapted from the 1935 novel of the same name by C.... more
Directed by: Caroline LinkNowhere in Africa is a 2001 German film that was written and directed by Caroline Link. The... more
Directed by: Edward ZwickBlood Diamond is a 2006 American-German political thriller film co-produced and directed by... more
Directed by: Kevin MacdonaldThe Last King of Scotland is a 2006 British fiction drama film based on Giles Foden's novel of... more
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Directed by: Robert AldrichThe Flight of the Phoenix is a 1965 American drama film starring James Stewart, produced and... more
Directed by: Bernardo BertolucciThe Sheltering Sky is a 1990 British-Italian drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci... more
Directed by: Tom McGowan, James HillBorn Free is a 1966 Technicolor British drama film starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers... more
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Directed by: Henry KingThe Snows of Kilimanjaro is a 1952 American Technicolor film based on the short story of the... more
Directed by: Gillo PontecorvoThe Battle of Algiers is a 1966 film based on occurrences against the French government in... more
Directed by: Carl SchultzTo Walk with Lions is a 1999 film starring Richard Harris as George Adamson and John Michie as... more
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