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The Best About Africa Movies and TV Shows on Free Services

Finding a good About Africa movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best About Africa movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Free Services.

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1. District 9

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7.9/10
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90/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth. Not to conquer or give aid, but to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens' welfare but will do anything to master their advanced technology. When a company field agent contracts a mysterious virus that begins to alter his DNA, there is only one place he can hide: District 9.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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2. The Fifth Element

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7.7/10
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88/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 5 others). Coming soon to Prime Video on August 30th, 2019 (PDT).

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3. The English Patient

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7.4/10
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81/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of love, betrayal, and politics.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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4. Taboo

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80/100
Year: 2017-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London from Africa in 1814 along with fourteen stolen diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (18%) are available to watch free online (Tubi TV). 8 episodes (73%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 9 episodes (82%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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5. Zulu

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7.7/10
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78/100
Released: 1964
Drama, Cult

What it's about: In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man-of-the-people, Lt. John Chard and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead were in charge of defending the isolated Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes, holding out during an Alamo-like siege until they are overwhelmed, losing the battle, but going down in history as heroes. 150 soldiers defended a supply station against some 4000 Zulus, aided by the Martini-Henry rifle "with some guts behind it". In the hundred years since the Victoria Cross was created for valour and extreme courage beyond that normally expected of the British soldier in face of the enemy only 1344 have been awarded. Eleven of these were won by the defenders of the mission station at Rorke's Drift, Natal, January 22nd to the 23rd 1879.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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6. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

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75/100
Released: 2006
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix), stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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7. Jane

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75/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: Drawing from never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives, director Brett Morgen tells the story of Jane Goodall, a woman whose chimpanzee research revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (NatGeo), stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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8. Sahara

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71/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Scouring the ocean depths for treasure-laden shipwrecks is business as usual for a thrill-seeking underwater adventurer and his wisecracking buddy. But when these two cross paths with a beautiful doctor, they find themselves on the ultimate treasure hunt.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix & Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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9. The Ghost and the Darkness

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71/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's foreman, seemingly killed by a lion. After several more attacks, Patterson calls in famed hunter Charles Remington, who has finally met his match in the bloodthirsty lions.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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10. Duma

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70/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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11. God Grew Tired of Us

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70/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG
Documentary

What it's about: Filmmaker Christopher Quinn observes the ordeal of three Sudanese refugees -- Jon Bul Dau, Daniel Abul Pach and Panther Bior -- as they try to come to terms with the horrors they experienced in their homeland, while adjusting to their new lives in the United States.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Sundance Now) & rent or buy from $7.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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12. Blended

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68/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attractions grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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13. Cobra Verde

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7.0/10
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67/100
Released: 1987
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A fearsome 19th century bandit, Cobra Verde cuts a swath through Brazil until he arrives at the sugar plantation of Don Octávio Countinho. Not knowing that his new guest is the notorious bandit and impressed by his ruthless ways, Don Octávio hires Cobra Verde to oversee his slaves. But when Cobra Verde impregnates Don Octávio’s three daughters, the incensed plantation owner exiles the outlaw to Africa where he is expected to reopen the slave trade. Following his trans-Atlantic journey, Cobra Verde exploits tribal conflicts to commandeer an abandoned fortress and whips an army of naked warriors into a frenzied bloodlust as he vies for survival.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor, Shout Factory TV & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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14. Stander

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67/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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15. Far from Men

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65/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: A French teacher in a small Algerian village during the Algerian War forms an unexpected bond with a dissident who is ordered to be turned in to the authorities.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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16. Black Venus

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64/100
Released: 2010
Drama, History

What it's about: The story of Saartjes Baartman, a Black domestic who, in 1808, left Southern Africa, then ruled by Dutch settlers, for Europe, following her boss Hendrick Caesar , hoping to find fame and fortune there. Once in London her master turned manager does nothing but exhibit her as a freak in a phony and humiliating carnival show. After a series of troubles caused by their act, Caesar, Saartje and their new friend, bear-tamer Réaux, head for Paris where once again, and against her will, she has to mimic savagery and expose her body, first in carnivals, then in the aristocratic salons of Paris, later on among the libertines and finally in brothels where she ends up being a prostitute. In the meantime, French anatomists will have taken an interest in her unusual anatomy (enormous buttocks and labia) only to declare her the missing link from ape to man. In 1815, aged only 27, she dies alone, of a combination of pneumonia and venereal disease.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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17. The Snows of Kilimanjaro

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62/100
Released: 1952
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Secrets of Cinema), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.00 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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18. The Dead

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59/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Horror, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When the last evacuation flight out of war-torn Africa crashes off the coast, American Air Force Engineer Lieutenant Brian Murphy (ROB FREEMAN) emerges as the sole survivor in a land where the dead are returning to life and attacking the living.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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19. Alexander

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59/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Action & Adventure, LGBTQ

What it's about: Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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20. The Bang Bang Club

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58/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Biography, Independent

What it's about: In the early to mid '90s, when the South African system of apartheid was in its death throes, four photographers - Greg Marinovich, Kevin Carter, Ken Oosterbroek and João Silva - bonded by their friendship and a sense of purpose, worked together to chronicle the violence and upheaval leading up to the 1994 election of Nelson Mandela as president. Their work is risky and dangerous, potentially fatally so, as they thrust themselves into the middle of chaotic clashes between forces backed by the government (including Inkatha Zulu warriors) and those in support of Mandela's African National Congress.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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21. Tut

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58/100
Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama, History

What it's about: The story of the Egyptian Pharaoh, one of the most renowned leaders in human history. This ambitious special-event series tells the story of Tut’s rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory, while his closest advisers, friends and lovers scheme for their own nefarious interests. “Tut” opens up a fascinating window into a world filled with heart-breaking romance, epic battles, political backstabbing, conspiracy, jealousy, and even murder — proving his world was not far removed from our own — and that his reign as the youngest Egyptian king played out as a real-life drama for the ages.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (25%) are available to watch free online (Spike). 3 episodes (75%) are available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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22. Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony

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56/100
Released: 2002Rated: PG-13
Documentary, History

What it's about: The struggle to eradicate apartheid in South Africa has been chronicled over time, but no one has addressed the vital role music plays in this challenge. This documentary by Lee Hirsch recounts a fascinating and little-known part of South Africa's political history through archival footage, interviews and, of course, several mesmerizing musical performances.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Tribeca Short List) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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23. The Lion Guard

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55/100
Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-GSeasons: 3
Action & Adventure, Animation

What it's about: Simba's son, Kion, assembles a group of animals to protect the Pride Lands, known as the Lion Guard.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (1%) are available to watch free online (Disney & Disney JR). 64 episodes (90%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (DisneyNOW). 39 episodes (55%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & YouTube).

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24. Wah-Wah

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54/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Set at the end of the 1960s, as Swaziland is about to receive independence from United Kingdom, the film follows the young Ralph Compton, at 12, through his parents' traumatic separation, till he's 14. The film is largely based on Richard E. Grant's own experiences as a teenager in Swaziland, where his father was head of education for the British government administration.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Tribeca Short List & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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25. King Solomon's Mines

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6.3/10
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53/100
Released: 1937
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms), stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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26. Africa Screams

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52/100
Released: 1949
Comedy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When bookseller Buzz cons Diana into thinking that his friend Stanley knows all there is to know about Africa, they are abducted and ordered to lead Diana and her henchmen to an African tribe in search of a fortune in jewels.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Shout Factory TV, SnagFilms & Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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27. The Dinosaur Project

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46/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Found footage of an expedition into the Congo jungle where a team of explorers stumbles upon a colony of Dinosaurs.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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28. Endgame

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Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Drama, Independent

What it's about: The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward insurrection. A British mining concern is convinced that their interests would be better served in a stable South Africa and they quietly dispatch Michael Young, their head of public affairs, to open an unofficial dialogue between the bitter rivals. Assembling a reluctant yet brilliant team to pave the way to reconciliation by confronting obstacles that initially seem insurmountable, Young places his trust in ANC leader Thabo Mbeki and Afrikaner philosophy professor Willie Esterhuyse. It is their empathy that will ultimately serve as the catalyst for change by proving more powerful than the terrorist bombs that threaten to disrupt the peaceful dialogue.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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29. Wild at Heart

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45/100
Year: 2006-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 8
Drama

What it's about: The Trevanion family decide to make a fresh start and emigrate to South Africa to set up an animal reserve.

Where to Watch: 65 episodes (97%) are available to watch free online (Tubi TV & IMDb TV). 46 episodes (69%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & AcornTV).

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30. Leading Lady

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Released: 2014
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: An idealistic British drama school teacher, Jodi Rutherford, persuades a cynical South African farmer to prepare her for a role in a major film as an Afrikaans war heroine. In return Jodi undertakes to direct the annual concert on the Willemse farm. Jodi's interaction with the quirky small town citizens and the stubborn Kobus, teaches her that: "there is more to life than lights... camera... and action!"

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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31. To Walk with Lions

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Released: 1999Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: Drama based loosely on the final years of Kenya game warden and lion-raiser George Adamson's life. An unofficial sequel to 'Born Free' (1966) and 'Living Free' (1972), which also dramatised the life of Adamson, this film picks up the life of George (Richard Harris) on the African wildlife preserve he runs with the help of his brother Terrence (Ian Bannen). When drifter Tony Fitzjohn (John Michie) arrives to work for the old men he initially takes poorly to the task, almost savaged by a lion on his first day and on the verge of leaving when he hears that his predecessor was killed in a similar incident. The arrival of a lion cub that Fitzjohn must care for and raise changes everything. Soon he finds himself helping the brothers in their fight to save lions - and, ultimately, the park itself - from the poachers, soldiers and corrupt government officials that threaten them.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

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32. Grigris

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Released: 2013
Drama

What it's about: A 25 year old young man with dreams of becoming a dancer despite the fact that he's paralyzed from the waist down. His dreams are shattered when his uncle falls seriously ill. To save him, he decides to go work for petrol traffickers.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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33. His Big White Self

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Released: 2006
Documentary, Independent

What it's about: His Big White Self is a 2006 documentary film made by Nick Broomfield. It is a follow up to his 1991 film The Leader, His Driver and the Driver's Wife.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms & Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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34. Mercenary for Justice

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Released: 2006Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Mercenary John Seeger is one of the best in the business. John and his crew battle some soldiers on Galmoral Island in Southern Africa as they're trying to rescue the French Ambassador -- there's a coup going on. Some of John's soldiers unload their machine guns into the Ambassador and his family, blowing the mission and getting his best friend Radio Jones killed. He heads back to the US and visits Radio's wife Shondra to tells her the news, and then promises that he'll take care of her and her son Eddie. But shortly after he makes that vow, Shondra and Eddie get kidnapped.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

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35. The Leader, His Driver, and the Driver's Wife

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Released: 1991
Documentary, Independent

What it's about: From the award-winning Director Nick Broomfield, The Leader, His Driver, and the Driver's Wife portrays the sinister and comic sides of Eugene Terre'Blanche, leader of the neo-Nazi AWB Afrikaner Party in South Africa.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms & Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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36. Ashanti

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Released: 1979Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Dr. Anansa Linderby is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an easy task.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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37. An Elephant's Journey

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Released: 2018Rated: PG
Drama, Family

What it's about: A lost orphan boy and a giant elephant team up to take down an elephant poaching syndicate.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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38. Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone

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6.7/10
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39/100
Released: 1997
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: British explorer Henry Stanley travels to Africa in 1871 seeking missionary David Livingstone.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV).

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39. Song of Freedom

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6.6/10
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38/100
Released: 1936
Drama

What it's about: John Zinga, a descendent of slaves, has an ancient medallion around his neck and a fragment of song passed down generations. He is an English dockworker with a magnificent voice and a yearning to learn his roots.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms), stream on a popular subscription service (Starz & Kanopy) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz).

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40. Mascarades

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6.7/10
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36/100
Released: 2008
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Mounir Mekbek lives with his family in a small village in the heart of the Algerian countryside. Very proud and sure of himself, he has only one dream- to finally be appreciated by his fellow villagers. Screwing up his carefully maintained image is his headstrong, narcoleptic sister Rym who falls asleep anywhere and whom the village is convinced will end up a spinster. One evening, Mounir returns from town drunk and announces that he's found a suitor for his sister. The fake story snowballs and snowballs until the suitor morphs into a rich, blonde Australian. The village begins preparing for the wedding in earnest - but without a bridegroom in sight.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms & Tubi TV) & stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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41. Atlantis: Secret Star Mappers of a Lost World

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5.8/10
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35/100
Released: 2007
Documentary

What it's about: Go beyond the lost human history! A profile and examination of the recent findings of a highly advanced human settlement submerged at the end of the Ice Age when the sea level rose. The story of Atlantis has its roots in actual historical events!

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV).

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42. Brownstones to Red Dirt

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7.6/10
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33/100
Released: 2010
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: Kids from Brooklyn, NY housing projects try to change the world when they are paired with Sierra Leonean pen pals orphaned by a civil war.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms).

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43. Danger Zone

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4.5/10
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32/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Rick Morgan, an American engineer who runs a mine in East Africa, is approached one day by his friend Jim Scott, who needs someplace to store canisters of toxic waste. Unfortunately, a spill occurs a short time later, resulting in deaths and Morgan having to leave the country. A year later, he is approached by a government agent looking for a missing supply of potentially hazardous poison, which in truth hides something even more valuable.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & IMDb TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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44. Kilimanjaro

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6.0/10
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32/100
Released: 2013
Drama, Romance

What it's about: For years, Doug Collins has been wading through a routine unsatisfying job and an increasingly miserable relationship. After his girlfriend moves out, Doug pushes himself to live a more fulfilling life starting with a trek to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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45. Rivers of Fire and Ice

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7.0/10
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32/100
Released: 1968Rated: G
Documentary

What it's about: A Wildlife Safari through Africa.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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46. Born Wild

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32/100
Released: 1995Rated: PG
Drama

What it's about: A young documentary filmmaker working for a struggling television station travels to South Africa for work.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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47. Shark Attack 2

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3.1/10
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32/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: A biological experiment goes bad, this time releasing a gaggle of mutated great white sharks with a taste for human flesh. Soon enough, shark expert Nick West is on the case, leading a crew to study them and eventually bring them back into captivity. West's plans hit a snag, however, when Australian shark hunter Roy Bishop is called in to wipe out the fishy menace.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix) & stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

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48. Ernest Goes to Africa

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4.7/10
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32/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG
Family, Comedy

What it's about: The title says it all. There's a mix up involving stolen diamonds which Ernest has (naturally) made into a yo-yo and given to his would be girlfriend, Rene. But Rene wants a man of action, and doesn't think that Ernest fits the bill. After the bad guys come looking for the stolen diamonds and kidnap Rene, all of her fantasies come true as Ernest has to go to Africa to rescue her.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Microsoft).

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49. Where the Road Runs Out