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 Allers
Directed by: David Lean
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Directed by: John Huston
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Directed by: Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon
Directed by: Henry King, Otto Brower
Directed by: Gillo Pontecorvo
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Directed by: Stephen Hopkins
Directed by: Henry King
Directed by: Caroline Link
Directed by: Tom McGowan, James Hill
Directed by: Ernest B. Schoedsack
Directed by: Fernando Meirelles
Directed by: Jon Kasbe
Directed by: Michael Apted
Directed by: Anthony Minghella
Directed by: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Directed by: Jean Rouch