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The Top 150 African Narrative Feature Films

Letterboxd’s Top 150 African films, based on the average weighted rating of all letterboxd users. 

Films must have a minimum of ~100 ratings to be eligible. Must be produced by an African country and have African talent attached. 

African cinema is largely unexplored by many on this app so I thought this might be useful when trying to navigate the space. Let me know if I’m missing anything, I’ll be trying to update it consistently. This is by no means an authoritative list on African cinema at large, as much of it remains undiscovered on the internet and I am new to the space. Let me know if there are any changes I need to make and I will try…

  • The Battle of Algiers

    1

  • Date Wine

    2

  • Land of Fear

    3

  • The Street Player

    4

  • Kit Kat

    5

  • The Beginning and the End

    6

  • The Land

    7

  • Who Killed Captain Alex?

    8

  • The Nightingale's Prayer

    9

  • The Message

    10

  • The Night of Counting the Years

    11

  • The Wife of an Important Man

    12

  • The High

    13

  • Oh, Sun

    14

  • We Are the Bus People

    15

  • A Taste of Fear

    16

  • The Bus Driver

    17

  • The Water Carrier Died

    18

  • Camp de Thiaroye

    19

  • The Sin

    20

  • The Innocent

    21

  • Cairo 30

    22

  • Friends

    23

  • Love Above Pyramid's Plateau

    24

  • Black Girl

    25

  • Ibrahim El Abyad

    26

  • Beggars and Noblemen

    27

  • West Indies

    28

  • Gone with No Return

    29

  • Bush Mama

    30

  • Hyenas

    31

  • A Cultural Film

    32

  • The Honer's Shame

    33

  • Bad Black

    34

  • The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun

    35

  • The Principal

    36

  • This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

    37

  • Adrift on the Nile

    38

  • A Dinner Date

    39

  • The Silences of the Palace

    40

  • Harvest: 3,000 Years

    41

  • An Egyptian Story

    42

  • The Choice

    43

  • The Second Wife

    44

  • Moolaadé

    45

  • The Return of the Prodigal Son

    46

  • Crazy World

    47

  • Lion of the Desert

    48

  • The Open Door

    49

  • Papicha

    50

  • Against the Government

    51

  • Between Heaven and Earth

    52

  • My Wife and the Dog

    53

  • The Escape

    54

  • Messages from the Sea

    55

  • Fish, Milk, Tamarind

    56

  • Alexandria… Why?

    57

  • The Last Night

    58

  • The Leech

    59

  • The Postman

    60

  • Canary

    61

  • Youth

    62

  • The Beginning

    63

  • Emitaï

    64

  • Where Do We Go Now?

    65

  • Touki Bouki

    66

  • The Egyptian Citizen

    67

  • Dessert for Constance

    68

  • Supa Modo

    69

  • Ishayat hub

    70

  • Chocolat

    71

  • Land of Hypocrisy

    72

  • Sorry to Disturb

    73

  • A Thousand Suns

    74

  • Bab'Aziz

    75

  • Asmaa

    76

  • Mandabi

    77

  • The Egg and the Stone

    78

  • A Man in Our House

    79

  • The Yacoubian Building

    80

  • Return of a Citizen

    81

  • Dreams of Hind and Camilia

    82

  • The Dove's Lost Necklace

    83

  • Photocopy

    84

  • Cairo Station

    85

  • Terrorism and Kebab

    86

  • The Message

    87

  • Sankofa

    88

  • I Still Hide to Smoke

    89

  • Clash

    90

  • Mouths and Rabbits

    91

  • Sambizanga

    92

  • Sometimes in April

    93

  • I Am Not a Witch

    94

  • District 9

    95

  • Moi, un Noir

    96

  • Why, Violets?

    97

  • Lock Your Girls In

    98

  • Monsters Run

    99

  • So the Smoke Won't Blow Away

    100