Famous Movies From Zimbabwe

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List of popular movies from Zimbabwe, listed by popularity with movie trailers when available. All prominent movies shot in Zimbabwe are included. This list of famous films made in Zimbabwe includes additional information about the movies, such as who directed them and what genre they are. Any top rated movies made in Zimbabwe should appear on this list, with the most well-known ones at the top. The most popular cinema of Zimbabwe is included below, so if you see a movie that's missing then it probably isn't very well-known.

List includes King Solomon's Mines, A World Apart and more. This list answers the question, "What movies were shot in Zimbabwe?"

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Sharon Stone, Richard Chamberlain, John Rhys-Davies
King Solomon's Mines is a 1985 action adventure film, the third of five film adaptations of the 1885 novel by the same name by Henry Rider Haggard. It stars Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, ...more
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Tim Roth, Barbara Hershey, David Suchet
A World Apart is a 1988 anti-Apartheid drama, written by Shawn Slovo and directed by Chris Menges. It is based on the lives of Slovo's parents, Ruth First and Joe Slovo. The film was a ...more
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Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones, Richard Chamberlain
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold is an adventure comedy film directed by Gary Nelson and released on January 30, 1987 in the United States. It is loosely based on the novel Allan ...more
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Christopher Lee, Sybil Danning, Trevor Howard
Albino is a 1976 German thriller directed by Jürgen Goslar and starring Christopher Lee, James Faulkner and Sybil Danning filmed on location during the Rhodesian Bush War. The film is based ...more
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Comrade President
Comrade President is a 2012 documentary film written and directed by Mosco Kamwendo.
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Lucian Msamati, Rodney Newman, Jason Linforth
The Legend of the Sky Kingdom is a 2003 animated feature film from Zimbabwe - the country's and Africa's first. It was based on a children's book of the same name by Phil Cunningham, who was ...more
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Forbidden Fruit is a 2000 German/Zimbabwean short documentary film written and directed by Sue Maluwa-Bruce. Filmed in Zimbabwe, the film depicts the romantic relationship between two women, and ...more
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Music by Prudence is a 2010 short documentary film directed by Roger Ross Williams. It tells the uplifting story of the now 24-year-old Zimbabwean singer-songwriter Prudence Mabhena, and follows ...more
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Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi, Kubi Indi, Claude Maredza
Neria is a Zimbabwean film made in 1993, written by the novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga. It is directed by Goodwin Mawuru and the screenplay was written by Louise Riber. It is the highest grossing ...more
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Jit is a Zimbabwean film made in 1990. It is directed by Michael Raeburn.
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Everyone's Child Walter Muparutsa, Simon Shumba, Elizjah Madzikatire
Everyone's Child is a 1995 film directed by the author Tsitsi Dangarembga, who was the first black Zimbabwean woman to direct a feature film. Focusing on the growing problem of children living ...more
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Mama Africa Cindy Sampson, Denise Newman, Rehane Abrahams
Mama Africa is a 2002 film directed by Fanta Régina Nacro, Zulfah Otto Sallies, and Ingrid Sinclair.
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iThemba is a feature-length documentary film shot in Zimbabwe, directed and produced by Elinor Burkett and produced by Errol Webber, who also shot and edited the film. It premiered at the ...more
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Suwi Shantel Mwabi
Suwi is a 2010 drama film directed by Musola Catherine Kaseketi.
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More Time
More Time is a 1993 film directed by Isaac Mabhikwa.
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Still Life
Still Life is a 1999 short film written and directed by Michael Hewitt.
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Rwendo is a 1993 film directed by Farai Sevenzo.
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Shungu: The Resilience of a People
Shungu: The Resilience of a People is a 2009 documentary film from Zimbabwe, written and directed by Saki Mafundikwa.
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Mangwana is a 1997 short film directed by Manu Kurewa.
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Kare Kare Zvako Mother's Day
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Yellow Card
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Robert Mugabe... What Happened?
Robert Mugabe... What happened? is a 2011 documentary film written by Llewellyn the Last and Ingrid Sinclair, and directed by Simon Bright.
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Playing Warriors
Playing Warriors is a 2011 romantic comedy film written and directed by Rumbi Katedza.
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Punk in Africa
Punk in Africa is a 2011 music historical documentary written and directed by Keith Jones and Deon Maas.
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A Whisper to a Roar is a 2012 American documentary film made by Ben Moses and inspired by the work of Larry Diamond. The film chronicles the fight for democracy in Egypt, Malaysia, Ukraine, ...more