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The Best About Africa Movies and TV Shows on PlutoTV

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 PlutoTV.

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1. Hotel Rwanda

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8.1/10
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82/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his hotel in attempt to save their lives.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV & Peacock), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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2. 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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3. The Dogs of War

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6.4/10
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60/100
Released: 1980Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. Wild at Heart

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7.4/10
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57/100
Year: 2006-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 8
Animation, 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: 88 episodes (99%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & IMDb TV). 65 episodes (73%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV & Up Faith Family).

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5. 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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6. Africa: The Serengeti

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7.3/10
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51/100
Released: 1994
Animation, Documentary

What it's about: Africa the Serengeti takes you on an extraordinary journey to view a spectacle few humans have ever witnessed: The Great Migration. Journey with more than two million wildebeests, zebras and antelopes as in their annual 500 mile trek across the Serengeti plains.

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

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7. Mean Girls

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7.0/10
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80/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.

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

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8. King Solomon's Mines

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5.2/10
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58/100
Released: 1985Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Ever in search of adventure, explorer Allan Quatermain agrees to join the beautiful Jesse Huston on a mission to locate her archaeologist father, who has been abducted for his knowledge of the legendary mines of King Solomon. As the kidnappers, led by sinister German military officer Bockner, journey into the wilds of Africa, Allan and Jesse track the party and must contend with fierce natives and dangerous creatures, among other perils.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV & YouTube) & stream on a subscription service (Philo & Hoopla).

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9. Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold

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52/100
Released: 1986Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: After his brother Robeson disappears without a trace while exploring Africa in search of a legendary 'white tribe', Allan Quatermain decides to follow in his footsteps to learn what became of him. Soon after arriving, he discovers the Lost City of Gold, controlled by the evil lord Agon, and mined by his legions of white slaves.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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10. Machine Gun Preacher

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6.8/10
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69/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Crime, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, HBO & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines

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Released: 2006Rated: PG
Fantasy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: After retrieving the Crystal Skull in Utah, Flynn Carsen receives a map in the mail with the secret location of King Solomon's Mines. When the scroll is stolen, Judson explains the power of the Key of Solomon's book and assigns Flynn to retrieve the map. The map is useless without the legend piece to decipher it, which is located in Volubilis near the Roman ruins in Morocco. Flynn heads to Casablanca to the ruins where he is chased by a group of mercenaries leaded by General Samir. They too want to find the location of King Solomon's mines. Flynn teams-up with Professor Emily Davenport working in the dig and they escape from General Samir and his men. While traveling to Gedi, they save the local Jomo from death and the trio faces a dangerous journey through the wild Africa.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Microsoft).

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12. Congo

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5.2/10
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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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13. The Snows of Kilimanjaro

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56/100
Released: 1952
Drama, Action & Adventure

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 (Tubi, PlutoTV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Paramount+, Epix & 2 others), 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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14. Beat the Devil

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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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15. Submergence

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5.4/10
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58/100
Released: 2017
Romance, Thriller

What it's about: While James More is held captive by terrorists in Somalia, thousands of miles away on the Greenland Sea, his lover Danny Flinders prepares to dive herself in a submersible into the deep bottom of the ocean, tormented by the memories of their brief encounter in France and her inability to know his whereabouts.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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16. The Bang Bang Club

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63/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Biography, Drama

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, PlutoTV & Vudu), 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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17. Operation Condor

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66/100
Released: 1991Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Hired by a Spanish baron, Hong Kong treasure hunter Jackie, a.k.a. "Asian Hawk" and his entourage seek WWII Nazi gold buried in the Sahara Desert.

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

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18. Age of Ice

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40/100
Released: 2014
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Massive earthquakes open the Arabian tectonic plate, resulting in unstable weather and freezing temperatures that will be unsurvivable by nightfall. Attempting to reach safety, a vacationing family in Egypt must battle the rapidly cooling temperatures that usher in a new Ice Age, covering the Sphinx, Pyramids, and Sahara Desert with mountains of snow.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 1 other) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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19. Mercenary for Justice

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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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20. Leading Lady

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48/100
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, PlutoTV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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21. 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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22. Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls

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Released: 2008Rated: R
Romance, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Filmed on location in South Africa, a retelling of H. Rider Haggard's classic novel "King Solomon's Mines," featuring the adventurer who was the inspiration for Indiana Jones.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & ConTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Microsoft).

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23. Egypt 3D

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43/100
Released: 2013
Animation, Documentary

What it's about: With this publication experience the mysterious mythology of Egypt and be up close during an excavation "live" there. Uncover together with the research team an untouched for centuries tomb and fumble your way bit by bit through her secret with unique 3D shooting.

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

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24. Mandela

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6.6/10
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45/100
Released: 1996
History, Documentary

What it's about: A documentary that chronicles the life of South African leader Nelson Mandela. Mandela is probably best known for his 27 years of imprisonment, and for bringing an end to apartheid. But this film also sheds light on the little-known early period of Mandela's life.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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25. Karmooz war

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48/100
Released: 2018
Crime, Action & Adventure

What it's about: During the 1940s, a girl was raped by a group of English soldiers, and three young Egyptians retaliate. The British soldier is being held at the Karamouz police station in Alexandria, headed by General Youssef al-Masri. General Frank Adams demands that the English soldier be handed over to him, but Yusuf refuses. The British army is led to block the police station, and enters a fierce confrontation with General Yusuf and the rest of the Egyptian soldiers.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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26. To Walk with Lions

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6.8/10
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45/100
Released: 1999Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

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 & PlutoTV).

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27. IMAX Mummies Secrets Of The Pharaohs

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6.4/10
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45/100
Released: 2007
Family, Documentary

What it's about: The grail is not the gold, nor the books of ancient wisdom, but the 3,000 year old DNA of the mummies, which may lead to a cure for malaria.

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

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28. Kilimanjaro - To the Roof of Africa

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6.6/10
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41/100
Released: 2002
Drama, Documentary

What it's about: Follows five trekkers and a local Chagga guide to the top of Kilimanjaro, the largest freestanding mountain in the world. Along their journey this diverse group of trekkers encounter strange landscapes and endure harsh conditions as they travel through five climate zones ranging from the lower rainforest reaches of Kilimanjaro to the summit's arctic glaciers.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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29. Ernest Goes to School

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4.7/10
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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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30. Armour of God

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7.0/10
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65/100
Released: 1986Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Jackie Chan stars as Asian Hawk, an Indiana Jones-style adventurer looking to make a fortune in exotic antiquities. After Hawk discovers a mysterious sword in Africa, a band of Satan-worshipping monks kidnap his ex-girlfriend Lorelei, demanding the sword as ransom as well as other pieces of the legendary Armour of God - a magical outfit dating back to the Crusades.

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

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