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  1. Films set in Algeria

    Films set in Algeria

     - 2 lists, 17 members
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  2. Films set in Angola

    Films set in Angola

     - 6 members
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  3. Films set in Benin

    Films set in Benin

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  4. Films set in Burkina Faso

    Films set in Burkina Faso

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  5. Films set in Burundi

    Films set in Burundi

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  6. Films set in Cameroon

    Films set in Cameroon

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  7. Films set in Cape Verde

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  8. Films set in Carthage

    Films set in Carthage

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  9. Films set in the Central African Republic 19 views

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  10. Films set in Chad

    Films set in Chad

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  11. Films set in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 53 views

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  12. Documentary films about African politics

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  13. Films set in Egypt

    Films set in Egypt

     - 5 lists, 64 members
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  14. Films set in Ethiopia

    Films set in Ethiopia

     - 7 members
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  15. Films set in a fictional African country 71 views

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  16. Films set in Botswana

    Films set in Botswana

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  17. Films set in Comoros

    Films set in Comoros

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  18. Films set in Djibouti

    Films set in Djibouti

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  19. Films set in Gabon

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  20. Films set in Guinea-Bissau 2 views

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  21. Films set in Lesotho

    Films set in Lesotho

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  22. Films set in Mauritania

    Films set in Mauritania

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  23. Films set in Mayotte

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  24. Films set in Réunion

    Films set in Réunion

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  25. Films set in Tanganyika

    Films set in Tanganyika

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  26. Films set in the Gambia

    Films set in the Gambia

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  27. Films set in the Republic of the Congo 4 views

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  28. Films set in the Roman Empire 28 views

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  30. Films set in Ghana

    Films set in Ghana

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  31. Films set in Guinea

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  32. Films set in Ivory Coast

    Films set in Ivory Coast

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  33. Films set in Kenya

    Films set in Kenya

     - 1 list, 47 members
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  34. Films set in Liberia

    Films set in Liberia

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  35. Films set in Libya

    Films set in Libya

     - 10 members
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  36. Films set in Madagascar

    Films set in Madagascar

     - 7 members
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  37. Films set in Malawi

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  38. Films set in Mali

    Films set in Mali

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  39. Films set in Mauritius

    Films set in Mauritius

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  40. Films set in Morocco

    Films set in Morocco

     - 1 list, 37 members
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  41. Films set in Mozambique

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  42. Films set in Namibia

    Films set in Namibia

     - 8 members
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  43. Films set in Niger

    Films set in Niger

     - 2 members
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  44. Films set in Nigeria

    Films set in Nigeria

     - 7 lists, 5 members
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  45. North African Campaign films 22 views

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  46. Films set in Rhodesia

    Films set in Rhodesia

     - 1 list, 8 members
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  47. Films set in Rwanda

    Films set in Rwanda

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  48. Films set in Senegal

    Films set in Senegal

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  49. Films set in Seychelles

    Films set in Seychelles

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  50. Films set in Sierra Leone

    Films set in Sierra Leone

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  51. Films set in Somalia

    Films set in Somalia

     - 1 list, 5 members
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  52. Films set in South Africa

    Films set in South Africa

     - 4 lists, 81 members
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  53. Films set in South Sudan

    Films set in South Sudan

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  54. Films set in Sudan

    Films set in Sudan

     - 1 list, 18 members
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  55. Films set in Swaziland

    Films set in Swaziland

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  56. Films set in Tanzania

    Films set in Tanzania

     - 15 members
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  57. Tarzan films

    Tarzan films

     - 1 list, 56 members
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  58. The Lion King

    The Lion King

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  59. Films set in Togo

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  60. Films set in Tunisia

    Films set in Tunisia

     - 1 list, 8 members
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  61. Films set in Uganda

    Films set in Uganda

     - 11 members
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  62. Films set in Zambia

    Films set in Zambia

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  63. Films set in Zimbabwe

    Films set in Zimbabwe

     - 2 lists, 6 members
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  1. The Dictator

    The Dictator (2012)

    10,068 views

    The Dictator is a 2012 American comedy film co-written by and starring Sacha Baron Cohen as his fourth feature film in a leading role. The film is directed by Larry Charles, who previously directed Baron Cohen's mockumentaries Borat and Brüno. Cohen, in the role of Admiral General Aladeen, the dictator of the fictional Republic of Wadiya visiting the United States, stars alongside Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Jason Mantzoukas, and an uncredited appearance by John C. Reilly.


  2. Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

    8,176 views

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a 2011 American science fiction action film based on the Transformers toy line. First released on June 23, 2011, it is the third installment of the live-action Transformers film series. The movie is also the first in the franchise not to be distributed by DreamWorks, leaving the series to be owned by Paramount Pictures. Like its predecessors, Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon is directed by Michael Bay and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. This was the last film in the series to be owned by Takara Tomy, as Hasbro assumed ownership of the Transformers films in Japan. The film's story is set three years after the events of the 2009 film, with the Autobots, during their collaboration with the NEST (Nonbiological Extraterestrial Species Treaty) military force, discovering a hidden alien technology in possession of humans, which had been found by Apollo 11 on the Moon 42 years earlier. However, the Decepticons unveil a plan to use the technology to enslave humanity in order to restore Cybertron, the home planet of the Transformers.


  3. The Lion King

    The Lion King (1994)

    7,611 views

    The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The story takes place in a kingdom of lions in Africa, and was influenced by the biblical tales of Joseph and Moses and the Shakespearean play Hamlet. The film was produced during a period known as the Disney Renaissance. The Lion King was directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, produced by Don Hahn, and has a screenplay credited to Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts and Linda Woolverton. Its songs were written by composer Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice, with an original score by Hans Zimmer. The film features a large ensemble voice cast led by Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly and Nathan Lane. The Lion King tells the story of Simba, a young lion who is to succeed his father, Mufasa, as king; however, after Simba's uncle Scar murders Mufasa, Simba is fooled into thinking he was responsible and flees into exile in shame and despair. Upon maturation living with two wastrels, Simba is given some valuable perspective from his friend, Nala, and his shaman, Rafiki, before returning to challenge Scar to end his tyranny.


  4. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

    4,898 views

    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is a 2009 science fiction-action film based on the G.I. Joe toy franchise, with particular inspiration from the comic book and cartoon series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. The film is directed by Stephen Sommers, produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and co-written by Stuart Beattie, based on a 1998 screenplay by John Paul Kay. G.I. Joe features an ensemble cast based on the various characters of the franchise. The story follows two American soldiers, Duke and Ripcord, who join the G.I. Joe Team after being attacked by MARS troops.


  5. Roots

    Roots (1977)

    4,797 views

    Roots is a television miniseries in the USA based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family; the series first aired, on ABC-TV, in 1977. Roots received 37 Emmy Award nominations and won nine. It won also a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award. It received unprecedented Nielsen ratings for the finale, which still holds a record as the third-highest-rated US television program. It was produced on a budget of $6.6 million.


  6. Blood Diamond

    Blood Diamond (2006)

    4,796 views

    Blood Diamond is a 2006 political thriller film co-produced and directed by Edward Zwick and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly and Djimon Hounsou. The title refers to blood diamonds, which are diamonds mined in African war zones and sold to finance conflicts, and thereby profit warlords and diamond companies across the world.


  7. The Prince of Egypt

    The Prince of Egypt (1998)

    4,519 views

    The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated musical biblical epic semi-historical drama film and the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks Animation. The film is an adaptation of the Book of Exodus and follows Moses' life from being a prince of Egypt to his ultimate destiny to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt. The film was directed by Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells and Steve Hickner. The film featured songs written by Stephen Schwartz and a score composed by Hans Zimmer. The voice cast featured a number of major Hollywood actors in the speaking roles, while professional singers replaced them for the songs, except for Michelle Pfeiffer, Ralph Fiennes, Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Ofra Haza (who sang her song in over seventeen languages for the film's dubbing), who sang their own parts.


  8. Never Say Never Again

    Never Say Never Again (1983)

    4,327 views

    Never Say Never Again is a 1983 spy film based on the James Bond novel Thunderball, which was previously adapted in 1965 under that name. Unlike the majority of Bond films, Never Say Never Again was not produced by Eon Productions, but by an independent production company, one of whose members was Kevin McClory, one of the original writers of the Thunderball storyline with Ian Fleming and Jack Whittingham. McClory retained the filming rights of the novel following a long legal battle dating from the 1960s.


  9. The English Patient

    The English Patient (1996)

    3,450 views

    The English Patient (1996) is a romantic drama directed by Anthony Minghella from his own script based on the novel of the same name by Michael Ondaatje and produced by Saul Zaentz.


  10. Sarafina!

    Sarafina! (1992)

    3,299 views

  11. Hitman

    Hitman (2007)

    3,236 views

    Hitman is a 2007 film directed by Xavier Gens and based on the video game series of the same name. A gun-for-hire "Hitman" is a genetically-engineered assassin known as Agent 47. He is hired by a group, 'The Organization' and becomes ensnared in a political conspiracy. He finds himself pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military. The film stars Timothy Olyphant and Dougray Scott. Hitman was released on November 21, 2007. A sequel, under the working title of Hitman 2, is currently in pre-production.


  12. Moonraker

    Moonraker (1979)

    3,224 views

    Moonraker (1979) is the eleventh spy film in the James Bond series, and the fourth to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The third and final film in the series to be directed by Lewis Gilbert, it co-stars Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Corinne Cléry, and Richard Kiel. Bond investigates the theft of a space shuttle, leading him to Hugo Drax, the owner of the shuttle's manufacturing firm. Along with space scientist Dr. Holly Goodhead, Bond follows the trail from California to Venice, Rio de Janeiro, and the Amazon rainforest, and finally into outer space to prevent a plot to wipe out the world population and to re-create humanity with a master race.


  13. Curious George

    Curious George (2006)

    2,869 views

    Curious George is a 2006 traditionally animated film adaptation of the children's stories by H.A. and Margret Rey. Will Ferrell voices Ted. Matthew O'Callaghan directed (after replacing Jun Falkenstein). This project had been in development hell at Imagine Entertainment for a long time, dating back at least as long ago as 1992 (and possibly many years before this).


  14. El Cid

    El Cid (1961)

    2,740 views

    El Cid (1961) is a historical epic film, a romanticized story of the life of the Christian Castilian knight Don Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, called "El Cid", who in the 11th century fought the North African Almoravides and ultimately contributed to the unification of Spain. The film stars Charlton Heston in the title role and Sophia Loren as Doña Ximena.


  15. Out of Africa

    Out of Africa (1985)

    2,517 views

    Out of Africa is a 1985 American romantic drama film directed and produced by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. The film is based loosely on the autobiographical book Out of Africa written by Isak Dinesen (the pseudonym of Danish author Karen Blixen), which was published in 1937, with additional material from Dinesen's book Shadows on the Grass and other sources. This film received 28 film awards, including seven Academy Awards.


  16. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

    Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

    2,455 views

    Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes is a 1984 British film directed by Hugh Hudson and based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel Tarzan of the Apes (1912). Christopher Lambert stars as Tarzan (though the name Tarzan is never used in the film's dialogue) and Andie MacDowell as Jane; the cast also includes Sir Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm, James Fox, Cheryl Campbell, and Ian Charleson.


  17. Sahara

    Sahara (2005)

    2,388 views

    Sahara is a 2005 action-comedy adventure film directed by Breck Eisner and based on the best-selling book of the same name by Clive Cussler. It stars Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz.


  18. The Flight of the Phoenix

    The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)

    2,362 views

    The Flight of the Phoenix is a 1965 American drama film starring James Stewart, produced and directed by Robert Aldrich, and based on the 1964 novel The Flight of the Phoenix by Elleston Trevor. The story describes several men struggling to survive their aircraft's emergency landing in the Sahara desert, and stars Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Hardy Krüger and Ernest Borgnine. The ensemble cast includes Ian Bannen, Ronald Fraser, Christian Marquand, Dan Duryea, and George Kennedy as other passengers on the aircraft.


  19. The Roots of Heaven

    The Roots of Heaven (1958)

    2,312 views

    The Roots of Heaven is a 1958 American adventure film in CinemaScope and DeLuxe Color made by 20th Century Fox, directed by John Huston and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. The screenplay by Romain Gary and Patrick Leigh Fermor is based on Romain Gary's 1956 Prix Goncourt winning novel The Roots of Heaven (Les racines du ciel).


  20. Mogambo

    Mogambo (1953)

    2,162 views

    Mogambo is a 1953 American adventure/romantic drama film directed by John Ford and starring Clark Gable, Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly and featuring Donald Sinden. The film was adapted by John Lee Mahin from the play Red Dust, by Wilson Collison.


  21. Zulu

    Zulu (1964)

    1,977 views

    Zulu is a 1964 historical war film depicting the Battle of Rorke's Drift between the British Army and the Zulus in January 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War where 150 British soldiers, many of whom were sick and wounded as patients in a field hospital, successfully held off a force of 4,000 Zulu warriors.


  22. The African Queen

    The African Queen (1951)

    1,839 views

    The African Queen is a 1951 adventure film adapted from the 1935 novel of the same name by C. S. Forester. The film was directed by John Huston and produced by Sam Spiegel and John Woolf. The screenplay was adapted by James Agee, John Huston, John Collier and Peter Viertel. It was photographed in Technicolor by Jack Cardiff and had a music score by Allan Gray. The film stars Humphrey Bogart (who won the Academy Award for Best Actor – his only Oscar), and Katharine Hepburn with Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Walter Gotell, Richard Marner and Theodore Bikel.


  23. Black Emanuelle

    Black Emanuelle (1975)

    1,582 views

    Black Emanuelle (Italian: Emanuelle nera) is an Italian-Spanish softcore sexploitation film from 1975 directed by Bitto Albertini. Black Emanuelle follows an erotic adventure of Mae Jordan (Laura Gemser), a globe-trotting, hedonistic investigative journalist and photographer known to her readers as 'Emanuelle'. The African setting of the film (shot mostly in Kenya) was particularly used to justify the title featuring a non-black lead actress.


  24. The Wild Thornberrys Movie

    The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)

    1,399 views

    The Wild Thornberrys Movie is a 2002 American animated feature film based on the television series of the same name. It was distributed by Paramount Pictures and produced by Klasky Csupo and Nickelodeon Movies, and was released on December 20, 2002.


  25. The Wild

    The Wild (2006)

    1,233 views

    The Wild is a 2006 computer-animated film directed by Steve "Spaz" Williams, produced by Clint Goldman, assistant produced by Jim Burton and C.O.R.E. Feature Animation, and was distributed by Walt Disney Pictures on April 14, 2006, in the United States.


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