The best 20 films from Africa - this list was recently compiled by The Guardian. You can find several of them on filmingo.
rank 2 - «The subversive energy of Touki Bouki made Mambéty a one-man African New Wave.»
rank 3 - «The Senegalese writer and director Ousmane Sembène is often described as the “father of African cinema” and this was his debut movie. Sembène’s film grasped the nature of empire and servitude: big themes coupled with a strong intimate storytelling style.»
rank 4 - «All human life is here: the phrase really does apply to Youssef Chahine’s tragicomic masterpiece. Cairo Station is the venue for a blazingly passionate drama about Qinawi, a lame newspaper vendor, played by Chahine himself, and his unrequited desire for Hanuma, the Bardot-ish lemonade seller.»
rank 6 - «French-Senegalese actor-turned-director Mati Diop created a modern classic of poetic cinema in Atlantique, tapping into African cinema’s twin traditions of realism and fable with a compelling docu-supernatural enigma.»
rank 11 - «A magical quest narrative from the Malian film-maker Souleymane Cissé, it was a hit at the 1987 Cannes film festival, where it won the Jury prize. Set some time in the distant past (or perhaps the timeless present or mysterious future), it is the story of a father-son confrontation.»
kank 12 - «A simple, gentle tale from Idrissa Ouédraogo, which unfolds at the walking-pace tempo of classic African cinema.»