Top 10 Amharic Movies of All Time

Top 10 Drama Amharic Movies

April 9, 2022

These are the best Amharic movies of all time that are selected by our review team. Enjoy them. Leave your favorite ones in the comment section


  • Director: Serawit Fikre
  • Producer: Serawit Fikre
  • Leading actor/actress: Abebe Balcha, Serawit Fikre, Michael Tamire, Meseret Mebrate
  • Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 2h
  • Plot: A group of Ethiopian businessmen is trying to illegally smuggle hazardous waste to Ethiopia through a well-respected pilot and family man. In the process, people get killed. The pilot faces years of imprisonment. He has to fight for his family and protect his country from the smugglers. this is one of the finest Drama Amharic Movie produced by Serawit Fikre.
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  • Director: Serawit Fikre
  • Producer: Serawit Fikre
  • Leading actor/actress: Shimelis Bekele, Tamiru Berhanu, Solomon Bogale, Serawit Fikre
  • Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 1h 38m
  • Plot: A visionary man comes up with an idea to utilize the Abay river for the country’s benefit. Meanwhile, money-loving criminals try to steal his idea. This is the first Drama Amharic Movie of Serawit Fikre.
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3.DIFRET ድፍረት

  • Director: Zeresenay Berhane Mehari
  • Producers: Mehret Mandefro, Leelai Demoz, Zeresenay Mehari
  • Leading actor/actress: Meron Getnet, Haregewein Assefa, Tizita Hagere
  • Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 1h 32m
  • Plot: Following a common tradition in the village, a man and his friends abduct a teenage girl to make her his wife. After being locked up and subjected to abuse, she escapes with her kidnapper’s weapon and is forced to shoot and kill her abuser when surrounded. Upon her arrest, a dedicated female attorney takes on the difficult task of defending her on a murder charge while protecting her from the dead man’s vengeful family. this is among the best produced Drama Amharic Movies.
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4.LAMBA ላምባ

  • Director: Anteneh Haile
  • Producer: Joseph Ubongo and Anteneh Haile
  • Leading actor/actress: Lidya Moges, Girum Ermias, Meron Engeda, Welela Assefa
  • Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 1h 51m
  • Plot: Happy families get the hardships and ups and downs of the family with the illness of their beloved young girl. This is among the best performing Drama Amharic Movies of Girum Ermias.
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  • Director: Mulualem Getachew
  • Producer: Dagim Asefa
  • Leading actor/actress: Fenan Hideru, Mekonnen Leake, Mulualem Getachew
  • Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 1h 38m
  • Plot: A generous poor man was awarded millions of money by a wealthy man for his honesty. Afterward, his beloved wife stole the money and ran away from him. As he had promised to help many people, he was worried that the people would think that he had revoked.
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6.ASKIRENU አስከሬኑ

  • Director: Tamiru Berhanu
  • Producer: Tamiru Berhanu
  • Leading actor/actress: Admasu Kebede, Fitsum Tsegaye, Tamiru Berhanu
  • Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 1h 57m
  • Plot: A doctor seduces wealthy married women and convinces them to murder their husbands to claim the fortune for themselves. The story gets heated when one of the husbands confronts this devious doctor.
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7.50 LOMI ሀምሳ ሎሚ

  • Director: Redi Bereka
  • Producer: Yetinayet Tamirat
  • Leading actor/actress: Yetnayet Tamrat, Yeneneh Engidawerk, Faris Biru
  • Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 1h 40m
  • Plot: The movie is about a young man who has entered into theft due to a problem.
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8.SOST MEAZEN 2 ሶስት ማዕዘን 2

  • Director: Theodros Teshome
  • Producer: Theodros Teshome
  • Leading actor/actress: Mahder Assefa, Solomon Bogale, Selam Tesfaye, Abebe Balcha
  • Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 1h 44m
  • Plot: Kaleab and Jemal are two who are willing to endure any travail to reach America and what they deem as a promise of a better life, but is it? Along the way, Kaleab meets Winta from neighboring Eritrea and is on a similar journey as Kaleab. Kaleab and Winta fall in love with each other as the group of Ethiopians and Eritreans travel an arduous and illegal path from East Africa through Libya, Italy, Mexico, and finally to America. Still, their love for each other is tested thoroughly as the group meets up with violence, sickness, and ultimately, tragedy.
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  • Director: Yehdego Abeselom
  • Producer: Jeremiah Lewis and Yehdego Abeselom
  • Leading actor/actress: Sammy Amare, Tsion Fikreselassie
  • Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 1h 38m
  • Plot: A drama about two Ethiopians who enter a marriage of convenience and struggle to maintain traditional values as they strive toward their dreams.
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10.HAGER SICHIGN ሀገር ስጪኝ

  • Director: Mustegab Detamo
  • Producer: Wendayehu Kelil and Mustejab Detamo
  • Leading actor/actress: Fikirte Desalegn, Kalkidan Tamiru, Henok Wondimu
  • Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 1h 49m
  • Plot: A woman is forced to pretend to have amnesia to protect herself from a family friend that is secretly desperate to get his hands on a treasure in her possession.
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