Amharic-language Movies

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Live and Become(2005)

| 2h 20min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 67 votes)

In 1980 the black Falashas in Ethiopia are recognised as genuine Jews and are secretly carried to Israel. The day before the transport the son of a Jewish mother dies. In his place and with his name (Schlomo) she takes a Christian 9-year-old boy.


1h 36min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 23 votes)

Three hours outside of Addis Ababa, a bright 14-year-old girl is on her way home from school when men on horses swoop in and kidnap her. The brave Hirut grabs a rifle and tries to escape, but ends up shooting her would-be husband. In her village the practice of abduction into marriage is common and one of Ethiopia’s oldest traditions. Meaza Ashenafi, an empowered and tenacious young lawyer, arrives from the city to represent Hirut and argue that she acted in self defense. Meaza boldly embarks on a collision course between enforcing civil authority and abiding by customary law, risking the ongoing work of her women’s legal aid practice to save Hirut’s life.

Directed by Zeresenay Mehari

Faya Dayi(2021)

4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A spiritual journey into the highlands of Harar, immersed in the rituals of khat, a leaf Sufi Muslims chewed for centuries for religious meditations – and Ethiopia’s most lucrative cash crop today. A tapestry of intimate stories offers a window into the dreams of youth under a repressive regime.

Directed by Jessica Beshir

The Athlete(2009)

1h 32min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefooted Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero in his own country and to the continent, Bikila was the first African to win a gold medal, and four years later in Tokyo would become the first person in history to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in the marathon.

Directed by Davey Frankel, Rasselas Lakew - With Ruta Gedmintas, Dag Malmberg

Running Against the Wind(2019)

1h 52min | Drama
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The film follows the fate of two boys, one of whom hopes to become an Olympic runner and the other a photographer.


1h 34min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 10 votes)

When an Ethiopian boy moves in with distant relatives he takes his pet sheep with him but the upcoming holidays spell danger for his beloved friend.

Directed by Yared Zeleke


2h 20min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 7 votes)

The Ethiopian intellectual Anberber returns to his native country during the repressive totalitarian regime of Haile Mariam Mengistu and the recognition of his own displacement and powerlessness at the dissolution of his people's humanity and social values. After several years spent studying medicine in Germany, he finds the country of his youth replaced by turmoil. His dream of using his craft to improve the health of Ethiopians is squashed by a military junta that uses scientists for its own political ends. Seeking the comfort of his countryside home, Anberber finds no refuge from violence. The solace that the memories of his youth provide is quickly replaced by the competing forces of military and rebelling factions. Anberber needs to decide whether he wants to bear the strain or piece together a life from the fragments that lie around him.

Directed by Gerima Haile

Harvest: 3,000 Years(1975)

2h 30min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

In this meditative film, the everyday lives of poor Ethiopian peasants are shown using documentary as well as storytelling techniques, and the drama arises out of the timeless but still contemporary issues of their lives.

Directed by Gerima Haile

Imperfect Journey(1994)

1h 28min | Documentary
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Haile Gerima and Ryszard Kapuscinski travel around Ethiopia talking to people about their current situations and what needs to be done for a prosperous country.

Directed by Gerima Haile - With Gerima Haile, Ryszard Kapuściński

Lady Titi(2018)

1h 34min | Drama, Comedy

Worko is a 27 year old failed musician with sexist attitudes from Israel's marginalized Ethiopian community, who lives in Tel Aviv and gets in trouble with loan sharks. He escapes to Beit Shemesh, where he grew up, there he finds work in a community center while presenting as a woman named Titi, whose job is to facilitate women's empowerment workshops for Ethiopian women.

Directed by Esti Almo Wexler

Fig Tree(2018)

1h 33min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

14 year old Jewish Mina, is trying to navigate between a surreal routine dictated by the civil war in Ethiopia and her last days of youth with her Christian boyfriend Eli. When she discovers that her family is planning to immigrate to Israel and escape the war, she weaves an alternate plan in order to save Eli. But in times of war, plans tend to go wrong. Marsha's coming of age film debut film is based on her childhood memories of a civil-war-torn Ethiopia.

Directed by Alamork Davidian


2h 3min | Documentary
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Motherland is the most powerful documentary on Africa. Fusing history, culture, politics, and contemporary issues, Motherland sweeps across Africa to tell a new story of a dynamic continent. From the glory and majesty of Africa's past through its complex history. Africa as you have never seen it. From multi-award winning director 'Alik Shahadah (500 Years Later.)

Directed by Owen 'Alik Shahadah - With Molefi Kete Asante
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Price of Love(2015)

1h 39min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A young Addis Ababa taxi driver gets caught up in the dark side of love, causing his taxi to be stolen. He finds himself stuck in a relationship with a prostitute, making him confront his past and discover what is the price of love.

Directed by Hermon Hailay


1h 37min | Documentary, War
3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

In 1896, Ethiopia, an African nation, largely armed with spears and knives, defeats a well-equipped and organized Italian military bent on colonization.

Directed by Gerima Haile
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