Best award winning movies with a double twist from Senegal

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a double twist from Senegal! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a double twist from Senegal, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Saloum (2021)

Three mercenaries extracting a druglord out of Guinea-Bissau are forced to hide in the mystical region of Saloum, Senegal.

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2021-03-21 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Yann Gael, Evelyne Ily Juhen

Rating

rating icon 6.447
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    far superior
  2. Ranked #2 for
    choosy
  3. Ranked #2 for
    doozy

Trailer

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2 Night of the Kings (2021)

A young man is sent to "La Maca," a prison in the middle of the Ivorian forest ruled by its inmates. As tradition goes with the rising of the red moon, he is designated by the Boss to be the new "Roman" and must tell a story to the other prisoners. Learning what fate awaits him, he begins to narrate the mystical life of the legendary outlaw named "Zama King" and has no choice but to make his story last until dawn.

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2021-02-26 | Drama

Cast

Koné Bakary, Steve Tientcheu

Rating

rating icon 6.736
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #46 for
    neon-drenched
  2. Ranked #218 for
    like The Twilight Zone
  3. Ranked #240 for
    cross-cut editing

Trailer

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3 Tall as the Baobab Tree (2012)

In a rural African village poised at the outer edge of the modern world, a teenage girl hatches a secret plan to rescue her 11-year-old sister from an arranged marriage.

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2012-08-25 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Alpha Dia, Cheikh Dia

Rating

rating icon 3.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #151 for
    scrawny
  2. Ranked #435 for
    soft voice
  3. Ranked #515 for
    conflicting view

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4 Touki Bouki (1973)

Mory, a cowherd, and Anta, a university student, try to make money in order to go to Paris and leave their boring past behind.

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1973-07-01 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Magaye Niang, Myriam Niang

Rating

rating icon 6.644
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #58 for
    subverting expectations
  2. Ranked #202 for
    social realism
  3. Ranked #327 for
    elegiac

Trailer

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5 Black Girl (1966)

Eager to find a better life abroad, a Senegalese woman becomes a mere governess to a family in southern France, suffering from discrimination and marginalization.

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1966-03-17 | Drama

Cast

Mbissine Thérèse Diop, Anne-Marie Jelinek

Rating

rating icon 7.432
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #234 for
    minx
  2. Ranked #278 for
    sociopolitical
  3. Ranked #306 for
    unabashed

Trailer

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6 Mandabi (1968)

A money order from a relative in Paris throws the life of a Senegalese family man out of order. He deals with corruption, greed, problematic family members, the locals and the changing from his traditional way of living to a more modern one.

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1968-11-27 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Makhouredia Gueye, Ynousse N'Diaye

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2631 for
    depicting social justice
  2. Ranked #3036 for
    explosive climax
  3. Ranked #3246 for
    like a history lesson

Trailer

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7 Xala (1975)

A rich businessman in Senegal is cursed with crippling erectile dysfunction upon the day of his marriage to his third wife; the only cure is brutal public humiliation.

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1975-10-01 | Comedy

Cast

Thierno Leye, Myriam Niang

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2069 for
    didactic
  2. Ranked #2107 for
    freak show
  3. Ranked #2171 for
    cautionary tale

Trailer

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8 Mali Twist (2022)

Mali, 1960. The youth of Bamako dance the twist to rock and roll music newly imported from the West and dream of political renewal. Samba, a young socialist, falls for spirited Lara during one of his missions to the bush. To escape her forced marriage, she secretly flees with him to the city. But Lara’s husband won’t let them be and the Revolution soon brings painful disillusions as they dream of a future together.

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2022-01-05 | Drama

Cast

Stéphane Bak, Alicia Da Luz Gomes

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #787 for
    hackneyed
  2. Ranked #972 for
    trite and predictable
  3. Ranked #1504 for
    trite

Trailer

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9 The Wagoner (1963)

A cart-taxi driver goes to the city to make a living, but out of sympathy with other poverty-stricken people, he works for free and goes hungry himself.

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1963-06-30 | Drama

Cast

Ly Abdoulay, Albourah

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #9611 for
    not shying away
  2. Ranked #9959 for
    bawdy
  3. Ranked #13900 for
    self-referential

Trailer

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10 Rocking Poponguine (1994)

A tale of growing up in 1960s Senegal. Bacc narrates his early years of living in Popenguine, a town divided by culture and musical tastes.

Info

1994-01-01 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Coura Ba, Jean-François Balmer

Rating

rating icon 5.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1885 for
    Multiple POV
  2. Ranked #2633 for
    fragmented narrative
  3. Ranked #3815 for
    ramshackle house

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