List of Ugandan Movies and TV Shows
Browse the full list of Ugandan movies and TV shows streaming online, including services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, HBO and more. Sort by Reelgood, IMDB rating, popularity and more to find something to watch!
1. Who Killed Captain Alex?
What it's about: Recognized as Uganda’s first action film, Who Killed Captain Alex? is about the aftermath of a police raid in Kampala in which a police captain is killed.
Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).
2. Call Me Kuchu
What it's about: In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the legislation while combating vicious persecution in their daily lives. But no one, not even the filmmakers, is prepared for the brutal murder that shakes the movement to its core and sends shock waves around the world. (from imdb)
Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).
3. Bad Black
What it's about: BAD BLACK was filmed in the slums of Wakaliga, Uganda by Ramon Film Productions, Wakaliwood. Produced, Written, Directed, Shot, and Edited by Nabwana I.G.G.
Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi).
4. The Future of Work and Death
What it's about: The documentary focuses on how future technology could significantly change the two inevitable features of the human experience: punching the clock and fading away. With advanced automation and artificial intelligence, the utopia of the end of human labor or the dystopia of widespread unemployment could not be a thing of science fiction. Scientists, engineers and academics all come together to share their thoughts on the future.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+, Epix, Kanopy & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).
5. Where Are You Taking Me?
What it's about: A high society wedding, bustling city streets, a center for former child soldiers, a nightclub full of music and laughter: these are the many faces of today's Uganda, as wonderfully captured by filmmaker Kimi Takesue. Whether exploring the pulsating energy of the city or contemplating quiet moments in the country, her artful camera compositions and the lyrical pacing of the film allow us to truly engage and process the foreign land on our own terms. Documenting Uganda while it deals with day-to-day realities and the aftermath of its civil wars, Takesue, well aware of her perspective as an outsider, strives for simple, unadorned honesty. Employing a largely observational style, Takesue allows the sight and sounds-and the people-of Uganda to speak for themselves. Usually the people she records simply ignore the camera, but when someone does engage-whether it's a group of school children...
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).
6. Imba Means Sing
What it's about: A character-driven heartfelt story of resilience and the impact of education. The film follows Angel, Moses and Nina from the slums of Kampala, Uganda through a world tour with the Grammy-nominated African Children's Choir; stunningly shot and told through Angel, Moses and Nina's perspectives on their one shot journey from poverty to education.
Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).
7. Nile Perch
What it's about: Economic in style and subject, Nile Perch is an austere, contemplative apologue of Lake Victoria fishermen in Uganda. In flickering black and white, a fish is tracked from a fisherman’s line to export commodity.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).
8. Bouncing Cats
What it's about: This documentary follows the efforts of Abraham "Abramz" Tekya and Breakdance Project Uganda (BPU) to use dance to empower youth in war-torn Uganda. The film is a testimony of Crazy Legs of Rock Steady Crew and his experiences in the BPU program. The film features narration by Common and additional interviews with Mos Def, will.i.am and K'Naan. Also appearing in the film is Okot Jolly Grace, whose guidance enabled the filmmakers to see and understand the plight of children in northern Uganda.
Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Microsoft).