Kenya (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Good Lie (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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65 Metascore

A group of Sudanese refugees, given the chance to resettle in the U.S., arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives.

Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal

Votes: 25,543 | Gross: $2.72M

2. Rafiki (2018)

83 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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68 Metascore

"Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

Director: Wanuri Kahiu | Stars: Samantha Mugatsia, Neville Misati, Nice Githinji, Charlie Karumi

Votes: 1,142 | Gross: $0.14M

3. Monica (2018– )

Drama

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Stars: Melvin Alusa, Joyce Maina, Raymond Ofula, Sision Torome

4. Sue Na Jonnie (2017– )

Drama

9.4
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Broke Jonnie Juma goes to look for a job at a company, but is confused for another successful CEO with the same name.

Stars: Vera Atsango, Robert Agengo, Martin Githinji, Catherine Kamau

Votes: 24

5. Disconnect (II) (2018)

107 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A romantic comedy that brings out the intricacies and absurdities of the Nairobi dating scene.

Directors: David 'Tosh' Gitonga, Michael Jones | Stars: Brenda Wairimu, Nick Mutuma, Catherine Kamau, Pascal Tokodi

Votes: 19

6. Selina - Telenovela (2018– )

26 min | Drama

9.2
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Selina, (Ua Kijijini,Mwiba Mjini) is a Kenyan Swahili soap opera and telenovela that airs on Maisha Magic East on Gotv channel 4. It tells the story of Selina (played by Celestine Gachuhi) an intelligent young woman of humble beginnings who has excelled in her fourth form exams and is bound to join university. Her mischievous stepmother, Kristina, crafts a wicked plot to sell her off to work as a... See full summary »

Stars: Douglas Muigai, Kevin Mafumbo, Abel Amunga, Celestine Gachuhi

Votes: 14

7. Nairobi Half Life (2012)

96 min | Drama

7.4
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A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi:the city of opportunity.

Director: David 'Tosh' Gitonga | Stars: Joseph Wairimu, Olwenya Maina, Nancy Wanjiku Karanja, Mugambi Nthiga

Votes: 812

8. Kidnapped (III) (2017)

83 min | Thriller

8.1
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What happens when a successful businessman is confronted by the toughest battle of his life in the form of his disgruntled long term ex - girlfriend, when she finds out that he has a pregnant fiance?

Director: Nick Njache | Stars: Lydia Gitachu, John Kararahe, Daniel Katungi, Gilbert K. Lukalia

Votes: 35

9. Subira (2018)

99 min | Drama

7.6
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A free-spirited young girl, in Lamu struggles to live out her unique dream of swimming in the ocean, against local customs and an arranged upper- class marriage. Does Subira have the courage to take her dream on, against all odds?

Director: Ravneet Sippy Chadha | Stars: Ahmed, Melvin Alusa, Joan Arigi, Audrey

Votes: 9

10. Machachari (2010– )

Family

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Stars: Malik Lemuel Mbelle, Peterson Gathambo, Martin Githinji, Nungari Kang'ethe

11. Plan B (I) (2019)

Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Director: Lowladee Omolola Adeleke | Stars: Sarah Hassan, Catherine Kamau, Daniel Etim Effiong, Lenana Kariba

Votes: 9

12. Soul Boy (2010)

61 min | Drama

6.7
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Abila (14) lives in one of the most miserable slums in Africa. His girlfriend Shiku belongs to a different tribe, as the result of which he is not really allowed to fraternize with her. And... See full summary »

Directors: Hawa Essuman, Tom Tykwer | Stars: Samson Odhiambo, Leila Dayan Opou, Krysteen Savane, Frank Kimani

Votes: 333

13. Varshita (2017– )

Comedy

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This fun romantic comedy stars Eve D'sousa and Maqbul Mohammed as a young couple from completely different backgrounds. Expect laughs and tears as two cultures collide.

Stars: Eve D'Souza, Maqbul Mohammed, Vikash Patni, Vaishali Morjaria

14. Auntie Boss (2014– )

Comedy

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Auntie Boss is a Kenyan comedy-drama television series. It delves into the lives of domestic house helps in a fictional Taifa Estate and their everyday drama as it revolves around the ... See full summary »

Stars: Abdul Karim Athman, Eve D'Souza, Sandra Dacha, Maqbul Mohammed

15. Kati Kati (2016)

75 min | Drama

7.0
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A young woman with no memory of her life or death, is helped with assimilation to the afterlife by a ghost.

Director: Mbithi Masya | Stars: Nyokabi Gethaiga, Elsaphan Njora, Paul Ogola, Peter King Nzioki

Votes: 84

16. The XYZ Show (2009– )

25 min | Animation, Comedy, News

8.1
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A Kenyan political satire program featuring latex puppets.

Stars: Martin Githinji, Axon Wafula, Jeff Nyatunga, Edward Khaemba

Votes: 25

17. Country Queen (2019– )

52 min | Drama

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When an invasive mining company threatens the existence of her village, a city girl caught between two worlds must return home, overcome her painful past to save the village and find herself in the process.

Stars: Robert Agengo, Melvin Alusa, Vera Atsango, Johnson Gitau Chege

18. Lusala (2019)

Drama

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Lusala, adopted by an affluent Nairobi family a decade ago is imposed on to leave home and start on his own. Eager and willing at first, he makes the most of his life, until the demons from his past return, and he faces them on his own.

Director: Mugambi Nthiga | Stars: Brian Ogola, Stycie Waweru, Alan Oyugi, Alyce Wangari

19. Cry Baby Cry (2019)

Drama

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When a young African mother is left out alone with nothing but her faith, she tries to find a way to battle the hardships and keep her baby, despite the daily challenges of the Kakuma Refugee camp and its tough life conditions.

Director: John Thomas | Stars: Eliza Ciza, Nicolas Kashindi, Nancy Nakeny

20. In My Genes (2009 Video)

77 min | Documentary, Drama

6.6
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What is it like to be 'white' in a 'black' society? How does it feel to be a member of one of the most hyper-visible and yet invisible groups of people?

Director: Lupita Nyong'o | Stars: Fatma Abdallah, Grace Karihe, Delphine Karumba, Benedict Kinyua

Votes: 20

21. Stories of Our Lives (2014)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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A collection of five vignettes about Kenya's LGBT community.

Director: Jim Chuchu | Stars: Kelly Gichohi, Paul Ogola, Tim Mutungi, Mugambi Nthiga

Votes: 86

22. 18 Hours (2017)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A rookie paramedic spends 18 hours in an ambulance for the life of a road crash victim who struggles to be admitted to any hospital.

Director: Njue Kevin | Stars: Nick Ndeda, Brian Ogola, Sue Wanjiru, Brian Achar

Votes: 10

23. From a Whisper (2009)

79 min | Drama

6.5
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When an intelligence officer and a young, rebellious artist discover that they both lost somebody in the US Embassy bombing 10 years ago, they learn how to confront their fears and forgive.

Director: Wanuri Kahiu | Stars: Ken Ambani, Abubakar Mwenda, Godfrey Odhiambo, Corrine Onyango

Votes: 26

24. Hunted (VI)

Thriller | Pre-production

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25. The Wives (2018– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Ashley Kareez Brandy, Amalie Chopetta, Kate Damaris, Marrianne Nungo

26. Mbeti: Road to Kisesini (2014)

17 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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In Kenya and other African countries many newborns die within the first week of life, usually from infection or other preventable causes. Mbeti: Road to Kisesini is the title of a ... See full summary »

Star: Mbeti Wambua

27. The Samaritans (2019 TV Movie)

Comedy

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The Samaritans is a snarky, scripted series centered around the absurdities of Aid for Aid(TM), a dysfunctional, fictitious non governmental organization (NGO).

Director: Salim Keshavjee

28. The Real Househelps of Kawangware (2014)

21 min | Comedy

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Director: Philip Karanja | Stars: Ester Chebet, Steven Oduor Dede, Kat Kenzie, Timothy Kimani

29. Subira (2017)

PG | 94 min | Thriller

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In modern day Africa, an ambitious, young journalist sets out to a remote village to document an untold story of a village girl with supernatural powers.

Director: Steve Ominde | Stars: Whitney Cheruto, Stephen Katingima, Steenie Njoroge, Mike Onen

30. Tuko Macho (2016– )

31 min | Drama

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A vigilante looks to rid the streets of Nairobi from crime and corruption.

Stars: Douglas Muigai, Paul Ogola, Tim King'oo, Njambi Koikai

31. Gardeners of Eden (2014)

72 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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Africa's elephants are hurtling towards extinction to fuel the worldwide ivory trade. While conservationists howl and corrupt governments fail to address the ongoing slaughter, one brave ... See full summary »

Directors: Austin Peck, Anneliese Vandenberg

Votes: 81

32. The Time Is... Now (2013)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Animation, Crime

7.6
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The Makers of this film have spent the past 3 years and traveled to 14 countries interviewing Politicians, Clinical Psychologists from the United Nations, Spiritual Missionaries and have ... See full summary »

Director: Vishal Hiraskar | Stars: Lord Nazir Ahmed, Moses Akaranga, Ashraf Bashabsheh, Aumar Bashabsheh

Votes: 12

33. The System (2019– )

Drama

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Republic of Katana is a fictional political thriller set in the aforesaid country. Katana is a young democracy and it is plagued by corruption, tribalism, cut-throat politics and poverty. ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Ambani, Eric, Muthoni Gathecha, Micheal Gitonga

34. Veve (2014)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

6.3
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VEVE follows the lives of multiple characters trying to find themselves in a world of political intrigue, revenge, love and longings for success complemented by the background of the ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Mukali | Stars: Emo Rugene, Lowry Odhiambo, Lizz Njagah, Conrad Makeni

Votes: 95

35. Pearls of Africa (I)

94 min | Drama | Announced

Set in Kenya, during the late 1980s. A powerful tale of two people brought together by their love for each other but separated by the hate and prejudice of others.

Director: Sharon Agina | Stars: Kevin Leslie, Manoj Anand, Lee Nicholas Harris, Tommie Grabiec

36. Who Am I? (II) (2018)

39 min | Documentary

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A documentary about 8-11 year olds who intimately explore discrimination and discover the meaning of national identity. "Everyone is a human being. Whether you come from a big community or ... See full summary »

Directors: Wanuri Kahiu, Nick Reding

37. Shit Happens (2017– )

10 min | Comedy

8.0
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What looked like a normal day at the office turns the life of G upside down when a colleague sends him a video which turns things into motion. He gets fired, loses his car, catches his wife... See full summary »

Stars: Gerald Langiri, Shirleen Wangari, Mbuvi Paul Mungala, Olympia Owira

Votes: 8

38. Losing Hope: Women in Afghanistan (2007)

19 min | Documentary, Short

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A woman dies every half hour in child birth in Afghanistan. In April 2007, IRIN Films returned to Afghanistan to report on the plight of Afghan women nearly six years after the overthrow of... See full summary »

Director: Paul Anderson

39. Aisha (2017 TV Movie)

Drama

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A bright high school graduate, looking forward to college and life as an independent adult, is raped by her domineering father's business partner and is subsequently forced to marry him to protect both her father's name and his business.

Director: Arnold Mwanjila | Stars: Joyce Maina, Patrick Munene Gatimu, Monica Wairimu, Chris Kamau

40. Nganya (2018– )

23 min | Crime

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Stars: Mwaura Bilal, Nice Githinji, Isaac Kiarie, Jerry Mokua

41. Ruthless NYC (2020)

Crime | Pre-production

Ruthless follows Kifuse, a streetwise young African man as he makes his way up the ranks of drug cartel that murdered his mother Jaffar...Kifuse's father.

Directors: Philippe Bresson, Grace Kahaki Munthali, Terry Don Stone Williford | Stars: Lulu Lopez, Chris Camaj, Christine McCann, Moses Sesay

42. Tusker Project Fame (2006–2013)

Reality-TV

8.5
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Tusker Project Fame is an East African reality-singing competition show sponsored by Tusker Lager. The winner receives cash and a one year record deal with Universal Music Group South Africa.

Stars: Ian Mbugua, Hermes Bariki, Juliana Kanyomozi, Amos & Josh

Votes: 19

43. The Tiger Mafia (2016)

100 min | Documentary | Completed

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The planets favourite wild creature speed bred and factory farmed for body parts

Director: Karl Ammann | Star: Derek Watts

44. Tithes & Offerings (2019)

16 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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A fraudulent Kenyan pastor accidentally performs a real miracle.

Director: Tony Koros | Stars: Joseph Gachanja, Rose Kagwiri, Justin Karunguru, Tim King'oo

45. State House (2014)

24 min | Drama

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Stars: Jimmy Gathu, Martin Githinji, Helen Keli, Justin Mirichii

46. Maseer Dumar (2017)

Drama

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The story of a jealous woman who is always getting jealous of her husband and doing crazy things for jealousy.

Stars: Queen Sagal, Khadar Shaam

47. Leo (I) (2012)

105 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Completed

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Adult fairytale. A film that depicts an insightful, positive view of life in Kenya as seen through the eyes of a Massai boy who wants to be a superhero and live out his dreams in his ... See full summary »

Director: Jinna Mutune

48. Zawadi (2015)

12 min | Short, Drama, Romance

7.3
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10 year old Jbali wakes up in his home in the slums of Kibera. His family is in hard times and he has to make money for the family. He decides to spend his money on more than just the family.

Director: Richard Card | Stars: Jeremy Prince Kamau, Peitrah Wanjiru Mwaura, Faith Muambua, David Ng'ang'a Ndungi

Votes: 10

49. Kahawa Black

Drama | Pre-production

An ambitious young woman attempts to recover the title deed to her estranged and deceased father's coffee farm. Along the way, she has to confront the troubled relationship with her father and questions of home and what it means to her.

Director: Esther Tebandeke | Stars: Esther Tebandeke, Ainea Ojiambo, Lenny Elet

50. Machismo (2016–2017)

12 min | Animation

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A 16 year old African boy named Mac accidentally obtains superpowers from an alien world that transforms him into Machismo. Through trial and error he discovers and uses his superpowers for... See full summary »

Stars: Scolly Cheruto, Nick Ndeda, Olive Tambwe, Kariuki Thige


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