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The Best About Africa Movies and TV Shows on Plex

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 Plex.

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1. Taboo

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8.4/10
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83/100
Year: 2017-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
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: 8 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Plex & Crackle). 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Philo & fuboTV). 8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Sheena

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5.6/10
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50/100
Year: 2000-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Sheena is an American action-adventure/fantasy television series Sheena's parents were archaeologists who died in the jungle when she was about six years old, leaving their daughter Shirley Hamilton. She was taken in by Kali, a local Shamaness of a tribe who brought her up, and five years ago she was taught how to morph into animals and birds, acquiring their abilities, even flight. Further, she became a mythical creature called "The Darachna" who relies on people' fear of the unknown. For this she covers herself in a dark liquid mud which allows her to be largely unseen in the low light of the jungle, and with more than normal strength, agility and speed, and armed with a pair of gloves with bone claws, she is a formidable one woman fighting force. She does kill sometimes.

Where to Watch: 35 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex & Crackle).

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3. Cleopatra

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6.5/10
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50/100
Year: 1999-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Cleopatra, the famed Egyptian Queen born in 69 B.C., is shown to have been brought by Roman ruler Julius Caesar at age 18. Caesar becomes sexually obsessed by the 18 year old queen, beds her, and eventually has a son by her. However, his Roman followers and his wife are not pleased by the union. In fact, as Caesar has only a daughter by his wife, he had picked Octavian as his successor.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV & Plex).

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4. Ice Cold in Alex

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7.8/10
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62/100
Released: 1958Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A group of army personnel and nurses attempt a dangerous and arduous trek across the deserts of North Africa during the second world war. The leader of the team dreams of his ice cold beer when he reaches Alexandria.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Plex), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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5. Congo

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64/100
Released: 1995Rated: PG-13
Mystery, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Eight people embark on an expedition into the Congo, a mysterious expanse of unexplored Africa where human greed and the laws of nature have gone berserk. When the thrill-seekers -- some with ulterior motives -- stumble across a race of killer apes.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV, Plex & Crackle), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Paramount+, Philo & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Born Free

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60/100
Released: 1966Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: At a national park in Kenya, English game warden George Adamson and his wife, Joy, care for three orphaned lion cubs. After the two larger lions are shipped off to a zoo in the Netherlands, the smallest of the three, Elsa, stays with the couple. When Elsa is blamed for causing an elephant stampede in the nearby village, head warden John Kendall demands the young lion either be trained to survive in the wilds of the Serengeti or be sent to a zoo.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex & Crackle), stream on a subscription service (Philo & fuboTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Sahara

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7.5/10
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64/100
Released: 1943
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Sergeant Joe Gunn and his tank crew pick up five British soldiers, a Frenchman and a Sudanese man with an Italian prisoner crossing the Libyan Desert to rejoin their command after the fall of Tobruk. Tambul, the Sudanese leads them to an abandoned desert fortress where they hope to find water. Soon a detachment of German soldiers arrives and attempts to barter food for water, but Gunn and his followers refuse. When the Germans attack, Gunn leads his desert-weary men in a desperate battle, hoping that British reinforcements can arrive in time.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex & Crackle), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. Beat the Devil

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6.5/10
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60/100
Released: 1953
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: The script, which was written on a day-to-day basis as the film was being shot, concerns the adventures of a motley crew of swindlers and ne'er-do-wells trying to lay claim to land rich in uranium deposits in Kenya as they wait in a small Italian port to travel aboard an ill-fated tramp steamer en route to Mombasa.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Paramount+, Epix & 4 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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9. 24 Hours to Live

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64/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb

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54/100
Released: 1964
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: Those who have interfered with the Tomb of Ra-Antef are in terrible danger. Against expert advice, American showman and financial backer of the expedition, Alexander King, plans a world tour exhibiting this magnificent discovery from the ancient world but on the opening night the sarcophagus is void of its contents. The mummy has escaped to fulfill the dreadful prophesy and exact a violent and bloody revenge on all those who defiled his final resting place.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex & Crackle), stream on a subscription service (Philo & fuboTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. Mercenary for Justice

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48/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Thriller, Action & Adventure

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, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Philo & fuboTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Microsoft).

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12. The Spy Who Fell to Earth

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52/100
Released: 2019
Documentary, Mystery

What it's about: Based on Dr. Ahron Bregman's book, this documentary examines the life and mysterious death of Ashraf Marwan, an Egyptian billionaire and double agent.

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

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13. Krotoa

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6.5/10
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42/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Romance, Drama

What it's about: Krotoa, a feisty, bright, 11-year-old girl is removed from her close-knit Khoi tribe to serve Jan van Riebeeck, her uncle’s trading partner and the first Governor of the Cape Colony. She is brought into the first Fort established by the Dutch East India Company in 1652. There she grows into a visionary young woman who assimilates the Dutch language and culture so well that she rises to become an influential translator but ends up being rejected by her own people as she tries to bridge the gap between the two cultures about to collide.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex & Vudu) & stream on a subscription service (Hoopla).

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14. Africa Screams

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53/100
Released: 1949
Action & Adventure, Comedy

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 (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 2 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Fandor & 3 others) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. Safari

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40/100
Released: 2013
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Safari is an American, found footage thriller film, set in South African wild, where animals and poachers rule the land. Two worlds collide when Mbali, a young zulu girl, meets an American tourist group who have come to explore and go on safari in South Africa. Things take a wrong turn after the group enter uncharted hunting grounds where they are forced to face the untamed wild.

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

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16. Kilimanjaro

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43/100
Released: 2013
Romance, Drama

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 & Plex) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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17. The Whale Caller

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39/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A kelp-horn-blowing man seems to be deeply drawn to a very particular whale. This is the story of a love triangle between the titular Whale Caller, his beloved whale Sharisha, and Saluni, the village drunk who teaches him to open his heart to people again.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex & Vudu).

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18. Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone

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42/100
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, Plex & Crackle) & stream on a subscription service (Philo & Hoopla).

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19. Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy

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35/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: Louis Gossett Jr., Richard Karn, and Amy Locane star in this supernatural horror tale about a mummy with a heart that bears a power beyond that of our world. When the mummy attacks archaeologist Dr. Trelawny, his colleagues have to trace the source of the ghoul's power and find a way to stop it.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex & Crackle), stream on a subscription service (Philo & fuboTV) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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20. Snake Island

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36/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: A group of American tourists heading down an African river make a brief stop at Snake Island, an island that has been virtually abandoned for years. When they end up getting trapped on the island overnight, they find thousands of deadly snakes intent on reclaiming the tropical island for themselves.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, Vudu & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Philo & fuboTV) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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21. An Elephant's Journey

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Released: 2018Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, 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, Plex & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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22. Ernest Goes to School

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51/100
Released: 1994Rated: PG
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Jim Varney's recurring dim-bulb character Ernest P. Worrell returns in this film as a school bus driver seeking to obtain a high school diploma.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 2 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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