I love movies set in Africa. They are atmospheric and showcase the continent’s incredible beauty and culture. The history is fascinating and often brutal, but with movies set in Africa you can guarantee a rainbow of color and a kaleidoscope of emotions. Here are just a few of my favorite movies set in Africa
1. Out of Africa
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With its stunning setting of colonial Kenya, Out of Africa has everything you expect from movies set in Africa. Based on the true life story of Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep), it’s the fight of a Danish woman to establish a coffee plantation. The portrayal of her love and respect for the local Kikuyu natives, her struggles as a female in a male dominated world and the love and passion she doesn’t have with her husband but finds with rugged hunter Denys Finch-Hatton (Robert Redford) is totally engrossing.