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1. Casino Royale (2006)

PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

8.0
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80 Metascore

After earning 00 status and a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007. Bond must defeat a private banker funding terrorists in a high-stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 555,401 | Gross: $167.45M

2. Queen of Katwe (2016)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.4
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73 Metascore

A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Kabanza

Votes: 14,022 | Gross: $8.81M

3. The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

R | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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44 Metascore

A new assignment forces a top spy to team up with his football hooligan brother.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Rebel Wilson, Freddie Crowder

Votes: 86,325 | Gross: $6.86M

4. 7 Days in Entebbe (2018)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, History

5.8
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49 Metascore

Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Batsheva Dance Company, Zina Zinchenko, Ben Schnetzer, Daniel Brühl

Votes: 12,177 | Gross: $3.19M

5. The Last King of Scotland (2006)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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74 Metascore

Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: James McAvoy, Forest Whitaker, Gillian Anderson, Kerry Washington

Votes: 169,466 | Gross: $17.61M

6. Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010)

Not Rated | 64 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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Uganda's president gives Captain Alex the mission to defeat the Tiger Maffia, but Alex gets killed in the process. Upon hearing the tragic news, his brother investigates to avenge Alex, hence the title Who Killed Captain Alex.

Director: Nabwana I.G.G. | Stars: Kakule William, Kakule Wilson, Sserunya Ernest, G. Puffs

Votes: 5,875

7. Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

R | 129 min | Action, Biography, Crime

6.8
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43 Metascore

Sam Childers is a former drug-dealing biker tough guy who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been forced to become soldiers.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon, Kathy Baker

Votes: 61,260 | Gross: $0.54M

8. Mississippi Masala (1991)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families... See full summary »

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, Roshan Seth, Sharmila Tagore

Votes: 4,514 | Gross: $7.31M

9. Flirting (1991)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Two freethinking teenagers - a boy and a girl - confront with authoritarian teachers in their boarding schools. The other students treat this differently.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Noah Taylor, Thandie Newton, Nicole Kidman, Bartholomew Rose

Votes: 5,485 | Gross: $2.42M

10. Millions (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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74 Metascore

Ethics, being human and the soul come to the fore when a 7-year old finds a bag of Pounds just days before the currency is switched to Euros and learns what we are really made of.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Alex Etel, James Nesbitt, Daisy Donovan, Lewis McGibbon

Votes: 24,005 | Gross: $6.58M

11. White Hunter Black Heart (1990)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama

6.6
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A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Fahey, Charlotte Cornwell, Norman Lumsden

Votes: 10,502 | Gross: $2.32M

12. Raid on Entebbe (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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True story of a daring Israeli commando assault on the Entebbe Airport in Uganda to free hostages of a terrorist hijacking.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Peter Finch, Charles Bronson, Yaphet Kotto, Martin Balsam

Votes: 2,869

13. King Solomon's Mines (1950)

Passed | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.8
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Adventurer Allan Quartermain leads an expedition into uncharted African territory in an attempt to locate an explorer who went missing during his search for the fabled diamond mines of King Solomon.

Directors: Compton Bennett, Andrew Marton | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger, Richard Carlson, Hugo Haas

Votes: 5,414

14. Victory at Entebbe (1976 TV Movie)

Unrated | 119 min | Action, Drama, History

6.1
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In 1976, terrorists hijack an Air France airplane, and divert it to Uganda, where they demand to exchange their hostages for fellow terrorists held in Israeli jails.

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Helmut Berger, Linda Blair, Kirk Douglas, Richard Dreyfuss

Votes: 975

15. Bad Black (2016)

68 min | Action, Comedy

7.3
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A mild-mannered doctor is trained in the art of ass-kicking commando vengeance by a no-nonsense ghetto kid named Wesley Snipes.

Director: Nabwana I.G.G. | Stars: Nalwanga Gloria, Alan Hofmanis, Bisaso Dauda, Bukenya Charles

Votes: 429

16. Operation Thunderbolt (1977)

PG | 124 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to ... See full summary »

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Yehoram Gaon, Gila Almagor, Assi Dayan, Klaus Kinski

Votes: 782

17. Rise of the Warrior Apes (2017)

86 min | Documentary

7.7
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For more than 20 years anthropologists have been researching the social behavior of a chimpanzee clan in Uganda's Kibale National Park. They gained new insights about the violence, brutal ... See full summary »

Director: James Reed | Stars: David Watts, John Mitani, Kevin Langergraber, Kevin Potts

Votes: 78

18. General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait (1974)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

7.4
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A documentary on the military dictator of Africa's Uganda.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Idi Amin, Fidel Castro, Golda Meir

Votes: 1,561

19. Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981)

R | 91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.1
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The chronicle of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and his tyranic rule from 1971 to his overthrow in 1979.

Director: Sharad Patel | Stars: Joseph Olita, Thomas Baptiste, Leonard Trolley, Geoffrey Keen

Votes: 383

20. The African Lion (1955)

Approved | 75 min | Family, Documentary

7.3
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The Milotte's spend three years in Africa filming a lion.

Director: James Algar | Star: Winston Hibler

Votes: 287

21. Operation Thunderbolt: Entebbe (2000 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

8.4
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The story of the hijacking of Air France Flight AF139 on 27 June 1976 from Athens and the subsequent mission to rescue the hostages from the airport terminal at Entebbe in Uganda. The movie... See full summary »

Director: Eyal Sher | Stars: Janet Almog, Michel Bacos, Ehud Barak, Moshe Betser

Votes: 59

22. Ebola Hunter

102 min | Action | Announced

Ebola hunters stomp out the Ebola virus while in a third world country.

Director: Nabwana I.G.G. | Stars: Alan Hofmanis, Toni Rodriguez, Paco Fox, Bisaso Dauda

23. God Loves Uganda (2013)

TV-14 | 83 min | Documentary

7.4
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77 Metascore

An account of the American Evangelicals' attempts to indoctrinate their Christian Right beliefs in Uganda.

Director: Roger Ross Williams

Votes: 1,134 | Gross: $0.05M

24. Kony 2012 (2012)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

4.3
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A documentary that explores why African cult and militia leader and indicted war criminal fugitive Joseph Kony needs to be arrested by the end of 2012.

Director: Jason Russell | Stars: Susan Davis, Shepard Fairey, James Inhofe, Joseph Kony

Votes: 496

25. Beneath the Lies (2014–2016)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Within the city of Kampala, lies a seedy underbelly of blackmail, drug trafficking, child prostitution and exploitation of women run by an unknown racket.

Stars: Flavia Tumusiime, Cedric Babu, Natasha Sinayobye, Diana Deedan Muyira

Votes: 82

26. Notes Towards an African Orestes (1970)

65 min | Documentary

6.9
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The director presents takes and scenes filmed on location in Africa for a film-that-never-was, a black Oresteia.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Gato Barbieri, Donald F. Moye, Marcello Melis, Yvonne Murray

Votes: 357

27. The Return of Uncle Benon (2011)

Action

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Gladwell becomes Madwell and has some badwell guys :)

Director: Nabwana I.G.G. | Stars: Bukenya Charles, Lutalo, Sserunya Ernest, Ssejemba Kizza

Votes: 148

28. Throw Down Your Heart (2008)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Family, Music

7.7
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65 Metascore

A film crew follows the well-known banjo player Bela Fleck on his travels to Africa, where he learns about the instrument's origins.

Director: Sascha Paladino | Stars: Bela Fleck, The Jatta Family, Bassékou Kouyaté, Anania Ngoliga

Votes: 180 | Gross: $0.09M

29. Call Me Kuchu (2012)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the ... See full summary »

Directors: Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall | Stars: David Bahati, David Kato, Gilles Muhame, Naome Ruzindana

Votes: 733 | Gross: $0.01M

30. ABC Africa (2001)

Unrated | 83 min | Documentary

6.9
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73 Metascore

Documentary account of the AIDS crisis in Uganda.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Abbas Kiarostami, Seifollah Samadian

Votes: 647 | Gross: $0.01M

31. The Pearl of Africa (2016)

92 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Captures an intimate's struggle for the right to love. Following a Ugandan transgender girl, forced to leave her country.

Director: Jonny von Wallström

Votes: 110

32. Acholiland (2009)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Drama

5.8
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Northern Uganda, 1999. War has raged for thirteen years. Thousands are killed, millions are displaced, and everyone is starving. Set in the heart of this turmoil, four UN workers must ... See full summary »

Director: Dean Israelite | Stars: Christian Oliver, Owiso Odera, Jon Collin Barclay, Roman Wyden

Votes: 53

33. Karamoja (1954)

Not Rated | 63 min | Documentary

6.2
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The filmed record of an expedition to the African interior, with scenes of animal life and native customs and practices.

Director: William B. Treutle

Votes: 26

34. Le grand jour (2015)

86 min | Documentary

6.0
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Separated by the distance of the countries where they live, four young people are united by their desire to overcome obstacles to conquer their dreams and passions in search of a better life.

Director: Pascal Plisson | Stars: Nidhi Jha, Albert Gonzalez Monteagudo, Delgermurun 'Deegii' Batjargal, Tom Ssekabira

Votes: 77

35. Better Angels

Drama | Announced

A look at the plight of children soldiers in Uganda.

Director: Forest Whitaker | Stars: Roman L. Armstrong, Justin Carmouche

36. Wrong Elements (2016)

133 min | Documentary

7.0
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Uganda, 1989. A young rebel who claims to be visited by spirits, Joseph Kony, forms a movement against the central power: the LRA, The Lord's Resistance Army. An "army" that grew by ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Littell | Stars: Geofrey, Nighty, Mike, Lapisa Evelyn

Votes: 58

37. Live or Die in Entebbe (2012)

52 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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Operation Entebbe, hailed as the most brilliant rescue operation in recent history - Israel's greatest mythological raid - is the Mimouni family's greatest tragedy.

Director: Eyal Boers | Stars: Martine Mimouni Arnold, Akiva Laxer, Amos Eran, Ehud Barak

Votes: 8

38. Rescue Team (2011)

91 min | Action

8.7
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A rescue team is on a dangerous mission into the jungle!!!!

Director: Nabwana I.G.G. | Stars: Ssejemba Kizza, Sserunya Ernest, Ainembabazi Hawah, Bisaso Dauda

Votes: 65

39. Invisible Children (2006)

55 min | Documentary

7.9
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Invisible Children is an American documentary which shows the human rights abuses by the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) in Uganda.

Stars: Bobby Bailey, Laren Poole, Jason Russell

Votes: 542

40. The Richard Pryor Special? (1977 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

7.1
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Richard Pryor wanders around the NBC Studio, encountering various eccentrics. Meanwhile, the Reverend James L. White, the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin Dada and others are taping their own segments.

Director: John Moffitt | Stars: Richard Pryor, Maya Angelou, Shirley Hemphill, LaWanda Page

Votes: 51

41. The Children's War (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 64 min | Documentary, War

8.9
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A lost generation of Ugandan youth is the result of a 24 year long civil war, where a vicious rebel army leads a massive and coldly systematic child abduction machine.

Director: Andrew Krakower

Votes: 11

42. The Wild and the Brave (1974)

R | 102 min | Documentary

4.0
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This informative program looks at the conflicts that arise when a black man replaces a white chief warden in Uganda.

Director: Eugene S. Jones

Votes: 12

43. Africa (2001– )

480 min | Documentary

8.0
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An eight-part exploration of the diverse peoples that make up the African continent.

Stars: Joe Morton, Annan Cedi, Abba Defar, Adam Ilius

Votes: 22

44. Simon (2004 Video)

117 min | Musical, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Comedy stage show portraying the legendary Danish multi-millionaire Simon Spies who lived quite an unusual life in the 70's and 80's, filled with sex, ladies, booze, drugs, business, and ... See full summary »

Director: Nikolaj Cederholm | Stars: Anders Matthesen, Morten Hauch-Fausbøll, Louise Mieritz, Søren Hauch-Fausbøll

Votes: 97

45. Imba Means Sing (2015)

TV-PG | 75 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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IMBA MEANS SING is a character-driven heartfelt story of resilience and the impact of education. The film follow Angel, Moses and Nina from the slums of Kampala, Uganda through a world tour... See full summary »

Director: Danielle Bernstein

Votes: 64

46. Mzungu (n.) White-Wanderer (2010)

PG | 80 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

9.2
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This feature length documentary, Mzungu, is our story about personal change, sacrifice, adventure, and ultimately the power of love and community. You will embark on a journey into the ... See full summary »

Director: Shane Gilbert | Stars: Shane Gilbert, Daniel Adams, Eric Byington, Scott Byington

Votes: 9

47. No Land No Food No Life (2013)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

6.4
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No Land No Food No Life is a hard-hitting film which explores sustainable peasant and community agriculture and the urgent calls for an end to corporate global land grabs.

Director: Amy Miller | Stars: Céline Bonnier, Neve Campbell

Votes: 32

48. Jungle Stampede (1950)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Adventure

5.1
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While most of the footage is indeed authentic and the safari journey and the reason is real, this is far from being qualified as a documentary since it is filled with stock-footage and ... See full summary »

Director: George P. Breakston | Stars: George P. Breakston, Yorke Coplen, Ronald Davidson, Herman Schopp

Votes: 10

49. Land of Pygmy, Land of Gorilla (2008 TV Special)

27 min | Documentary

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Half the world's gorilla population saved. But at what cost? Journey to the Pearl of Africa to meet a tribe of Pygmies that have lost everything they have known since the beginning of time. Here in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Director: Alexander Wolfe | Star: Keller Wortham

50. Croisade américaine en Afrique (2019 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

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So gigantic the success, so reprehensible the backgrounds. The video of the social campaign 'KONY 2012' of the NPO 'Invisible Children, Inc.' was clicked one hundred million times within a ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Baptiste Renaud | Stars: Milton Allimadi, Joseph Bowo, Guillaume Cailleaux, Colonel W.



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