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The Best About Africa Movies and TV Shows on Netflix

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 Netflix.

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1. Raiders of the Lost Ark

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8.4/10
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95/100
Released: 1981Rated: PG
Action & Adventure

What it's about: When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. Beasts of No Nation

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7.7/10
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84/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child fighting in the civil war of an unnamed, fictional West African country. Follows the journey of Agu as he's forced to join a group of soldiers. While Agu fears his commander and many of the men around him, his fledgling childhood has been brutally shattered by the war raging through his country, and he is at first torn between conflicting revulsion and fascination. Depicts the mechanics of war and does not shy away from explicit, visceral detail, painting a complex, difficult picture of Agu as a child soldier.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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3. The Square

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8.1/10
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81/100
Released: 2013
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: The Square, a new film by Jehane Noujaim (Control Room; Rafea: Solar Mama), looks at the hard realities faced day-to-day by people working to build Egypt’s new democracy. Catapulting us into the action spread across 2011 and 2012, the film provides a kaleidoscopic, visceral experience of the struggle. Cairo’s Tahrir Square is the heart and soul of the film, which follows several young activists. Armed with values, determination, music, humor, an abundance of social media, and sheer obstinacy, they know that the thorny path to democracy only began with Hosni Mubarek’s fall. The life-and-death struggle between the people and the power of the state is still playing out.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Prime Video).

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4. Mr. Peabody & Sherman

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6.8/10
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78/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Children

What it's about: A young boy and his dog, who happens to have a genius-level IQ, spring into action when their time-machine is stolen and moments in history begin to be changed.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

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6.6/10
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76/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Alex, Marty, and other zoo animals find a way to escape from Madagascar when the penguins reassemble a wrecked airplane. The precariously repaired craft stays airborne just long enough to make it to the African continent. There the New Yorkers encounter members of their own species for the first time. Africa proves to be a wild place, but Alex and company wonder if it is better than their Central Park home.

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

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6. Cairo Station

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7.7/10
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74/100
Released: 1958
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Qinawi, a physically challenged peddler who makes his living selling newspapers in the central Cairo train station, is obsessed by Hanuma, an attractive young woman who sells drinks. While she jokes with him about a possible relationship, she is actually in love with Abu Siri, a strong and respected porter at the station who is struggling to unionize his fellow workers to combat their boss' exploitative and abusive treatment.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Fandor).

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7. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

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6.4/10
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73/100
Released: 1995Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Summoned from an ashram in Tibet, Ace finds himself on a perilous journey into the jungles of Africa to find Shikaka, the missing sacred animal of the friendly Wachati tribe. He must accomplish this before the wedding of the Wachati's Princess to the prince of the warrior Wachootoos. If Ace fails, the result will be a vicious tribal war.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. The Angel

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69/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: True story of Ashraf Marwan, who was President Nasser's son-in-law and special adviser and confidant to his successor Anwar Sadat - while simultaneously Israeli Intelligence's most precious asset of the 20th century. Based on NYT bestselling book 'The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel' by Uri Bar-Joseph.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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9. Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony

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7.4/10
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63/100
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 stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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10. Revolt

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5.2/10
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61/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The story of humankind's last stand against a cataclysmic alien invasion. Set in the war-ravaged African countryside, a U.S. soldier and a French foreign aid worker team up to survive the alien onslaught. Their bond will be tested as they search for refuge across a crumbling world.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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11. The Young Messiah

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Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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12. Shaka Zulu

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Year: 1986-2020Seasons: 1
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: South Africa, 1823. The Zulu Empire, headed by King Shaka, a brilliant but ruthless military strategist, begin to encroach on the British colony of Cape Town. A volunteer cadre of explorers, mercenaries and professional soldiers are sent to Zululand to try to make contact with Shaka and assess the real threat of his army.

Where to Watch: 9 episodes (90%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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13. Shepherds and Butchers

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59/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: A lawyer takes on a case of a prison guard in South Africa who is traumatized by the executions he's witnessed.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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14. The Ivory Game

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7.9/10
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59/100
Released: 2016
Documentary

What it's about: Wildlife activists and investigators put their lives on the line to battle the illegal African ivory trade, in this suspenseful on-the-ground documentary.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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15. Blood & Water

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57/100
Year: 2020-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: After crossing paths at a party, a Cape Town teen sets out to prove whether a private-school swimming star is her sister who was abducted at birth.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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16. 4 latas

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5.9/10
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56/100
Released: 2019
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: To find Joseba, a dying friend, and see him reunite with his daughter Ely, two old friends, Jean Pierre and Tocho, embark with her on a road trip through the Sahara desert, from Spain to Mali.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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17. The Journey Is the Destination

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51/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: The inspiring life story of the late photojournalist, artist and activist Dan Eldon, who abandoned a comfortable life in London to document the struggle, heartbreak and hope of a war-torn and famine-ridden region of Africa.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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18. Verses of Love

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7.0/10
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49/100
Released: 2008
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Fahri attracted many women, including Maria, Nurul, and Naora. They hide their feelings until Fahri's marriage with Aisha which broke their hearts.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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19. Disconnect

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7.0/10
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47/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: A romantic comedy that brings out the intricacies and absurdities of the Nairobi dating scene.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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20. Vaya

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45/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Three separate stories create a gripping yet compassionate portrait of small-town characters immersed in the intimidating, alluring, and dangerous world of big-city Johannesburg and Soweto.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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21. Destiny

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43/100
Released: 1997
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Though gay-themed stories about "coming out" and accepting one's sexuality are not uncommon in Western countries, such tales are still rare in many conservative African nations. Considered a ground-breaking film in its native Guinea, and filmed amidst a storm of controversy, Mohamed Camara's Dakan is the first of its nations films to directly address issues surrounding homosexuality. The story centers on the romance between two 20-year-old men, Manga and Sory who are first seen making out in a car. The trouble begins when Manga tells his widowed mother about his love for Sory, who is busy contending with his outraged father. The parents insist that the two never see each other again. Manga's mother then uses witchcraft to cleanse her son and change him into a heterosexual. Time passes and eventually Manga begins to date a girl. But it soon becomes apparent that try as he might, Manga's heart belongs to Sory.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy).

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22. Okafor's Law

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4.8/10
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36/100
Released: 2017
Drama, Independent

What it's about: A slick serial seducer bets his friends that he can bed three old flames in six weeks, in this risqué comedy from the director of the smash hit Wives on Strike.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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23. Pop, Lock 'n Roll

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5.8/10
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36/100
Released: 2017
Musical, Drama

What it's about: Loaded with a love story and set in the club scene in Cape Town, it’s a feel good rags to riches film about Raps, a gifted young dancer from the Cape Flats who thinks all he needs is fame and money. However, it all gets complicated when he falls in love with the gorgeous young wife of the gangster-cum-producer who’s making his career happen.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV) & stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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24. In My Country

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36/100
Released: 2017
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A teacher turns to a dubious man to raise money for her daughter's life saving surgery, a crisis that is unexpectedly catapulted to a national stage

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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25. Freezer's Campaign

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33/100
Released: 2016
Comedy

What it's about: Egypt's climate changes and turn the country into a frozen state, so a group of intelligence officers decide to travel to Italy on a mission to get a device that has the ability to turn off the frost, and pretend to be a movie crew, who contract unsuccessful actor called 'Madeh Al-Balbousy'.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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26. Are We Done

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5.8/10
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32/100
Released: 2018
Family

What it's about: Aly Hassan, a five-year old child, gets arrested while playing a hide-and-seek game called Khalawees with his neighbors. His father, Hassan (played by Ahmed Eid), who is a taxi driver in Cairo hurries to join his son who is about to be imprisoned in a name mix-up with another wanted escaped criminal. Hassan faces humorous situations in prison due to the presence of his son, Aly, and is torn between his female attorney trying to prove Aly's innocence and a talk-show media presenter convincing the public that Aly is the wanted criminal.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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27. Die Ontwaking

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4.4/10
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32/100
Released: 2016
Crime, Horror

What it's about: Abel is preparing for a special gift to himself on his 50th Birthday. He wants to find himself a new face, that of a beautiful young woman. Ella Nesser is the attractive, but inexperienced murder detective, in charge of the case to track down the serial killer who has been praying on the city's young woman. When Abel develops an obsession with not only her face, but also her tattooed skin - the Hunter becomes the Hunted.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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