Famous Movies Filmed in Africa

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The movies below must have at least one major scene that was filmed in Africa

List of movies that were filmed in Africa, including trailers of the films when available. Africa has a lot of famous landmarks and beautiful landscapes, making it a great location to film movies in. This list of famous movies shot in Africa is listed by popularity, so the movie names at the top of the list are the most well-known. This isn't necessarily a list of all movies shot in Africa, so if you notice an important film is missing then feel free to add it at the bottom of this list.

Call Me Kuchu and The Quarry are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

If you're trying to answer the questions, "What films were shot in Africa?" and "Which famous movies were filmed in Africa?" then you'e in the right place.

Both big studio and independent films that were filmed in Africa are included below, as well as all genres including horror, action, comedy and more.
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  • District 9
    Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David James
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Neill Blomkamp
    Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth -- not to conquer or give aid, but -- to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are ...more

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  • The Mummy
    Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Stephen Sommers
    The Mummy is a rousing, suspenseful and horrifying epic about an expedition of treasure-seeking explorers in the Sahara Desert in 1925. Stumbling upon an ancient tomb, the hunters unwittingly set ...more

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  • Invictus
    Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Clint Eastwood
    Following the fall of apartheid, newly elected President Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) faces a South Africa that is racially and economically divided. Believing he can unite his countrymen through ...more

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  • Kundun
    Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
    In 1937, a two-and-a-half year old boy from a simple family in Tibet was recognized as the 14th reincarnation of the Buddha of Compassion, and destined to become the spiritual and political leader of ...more
  • Fair Game
    Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Sam Shepard
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Doug Liman
    Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article ...more

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  • Dhoom 2
    Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Sanjay Gadhvi
    Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan), Ali Bose (Uday Chopra) and Sonali Bose (Bipasha Basu), three Indian police officers in Mumbai, join forces to bring down a cunning criminal, Aryan (Hrithik Roshan). ...more

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