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The Best About Africa Movies and TV Shows on Starz

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 Starz.

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1. Charlie Wilson's War

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7.0/10
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78/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Drama, Biography

What it's about: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

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

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2. Cry Freedom

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7.4/10
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71/100
Released: 1987Rated: PG
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, a courageous and outspoken black anti-apartheid activist.

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

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3. The Ghost and the Darkness

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6.8/10
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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 stream on a popular subscription service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. African Cats

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7.6/10
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70/100
Released: 2011Rated: G
Documentary, Action & Adventure

What it's about: African Cats captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna. The story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a once banished lion.

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

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5. The Interpreter

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6.4/10
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68/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: After Silvia Broome, an interpreter at United Nations headquarters, overhears plans of an assassination, an American Secret Service agent is sent to investigate.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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6. Catch a Fire

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6.7/10
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64/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The true story of anti-apartheid activists in South Africa, and particularly the life of Patrick Chamusso, a timid foreman at Secunda CTL, the largest synthetic fuel plant in the world. Patrick is wrongly accused, imprisoned and tortured for an attempt to bomb the plant, with the injustice transforming the apolitical worker into a radicalised insurgent, who then carries out his own successful sabotage mission.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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7. The Jewel of the Nile

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6.1/10
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63/100
Released: 1985Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Joan Wilder is thrust back into a world of murder, chases, foreign intrigue... and love. This time out she's duped by a duplicitous Arab dignitary who brings her to the Middle East, ostensibly to write a book about his life. Of course he's up to no good, and Joan is just another pawn in his wicked game. But Jack Colton and his sidekick Ralph show up to help our intrepid heroine save the day.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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8. Finding Fela

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7.1/10
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58/100
Released: 2014
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: Fela Anikulapo Kuti created the musical movement Afrobeat and used it as a political forum to oppose the Nigerian dictatorship and advocate for the rights of oppressed people. This is the story of his life, music, and political importance.

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

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9. Submergence

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5.4/10
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52/100
Released: 2017
Drama, Romance

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 stream on a popular subscription service (Starz & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & PlayStation Store).

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10. Prey

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4.7/10
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52/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: An American family on holiday in Africa becomes lost in a game reserve and stalked by lions.

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

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11. King Solomon's Mines

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5.3/10
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49/100
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 stream on a popular subscription service (Starz) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz).

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12. Tremors 5: Bloodlines

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5.3/10
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48/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: The giant, man-eating Graboids are back and even deadlier than before, terrorizing the inhabitants of a South African wildlife reserve as they attack from below-and above.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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13. The Mummy's Tomb

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5.7/10
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42/100
Released: 1942
Horror, Drama

What it's about: A high priest of Karnak travels to America with the living mummy Kharis (Lon Chaney Jr.) to kill all those who had desecrated the tomb of the Egyptian princess Ananka thirty years earlier.

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

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14. Song of Freedom

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6.5/10
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34/100
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).