Top 10 Ethiopian Action Movies of All Time

Ethiopian Action movie

April 20, 2022

Here are our picks of 10 best Ethiopian Action Movies.


  • Director: Misgana Atnafu
  • Producer: Yeneneh Engidawerk and Afran Studio
  • Leading actor/actress: Amanuel Habtamu, Mariamawit Abate, Misgana Atnafu, Meskerem Abera
  • Year: 2020
  • Runtime: 1h 48m
  • Plot: A young man and woman visited a countryside province from Addis Ababa. Meanwhile, the man suddenly met with his enemy, who had been waiting for a long time to revenge on him.
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  • Director: Naod Lema
  • Producer: Gashaw Mola
  • Leading actor/actress: Getinet Adane
  • Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 1h 28m
  • Plot: A man whose name invokes fear and terror throughout his whole village because of the brutal way he deals with his enemies sets his sights on an unassuming man he suspects is having an affair with his lover. The unassuming man’s family and friend’s lives are now under threat as he must now go on the run to save his life. The pressure of being on the run while at the same time keeping his wife from suspecting his infidelity would prove to be full of challenges and adventures.
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  • Director: Yidnekachew Shumete
  • Producer: Yidnekachew Shumete
  • Leading actor/actress: Girum Ermias, Birtukan Befekadu, Solomon Tashe
  • Year: N/A
  • Runtime: 1h 50m
  • Plot: The movie shows how a young man rescues his lover from a revenger.
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  • Director: Redi Bereka              
  • Producer: Yeneneh Engidawerk
  • Leading actor/actress: Henok Wendimu, Yeabsira Getachew
  • Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 1h 42m
  • Plot: After a belligerent man dies, his doppelganger takes the responsibility to raise his child.
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  • Director: Mulualem Getachew
  • Producer: Mulualem Getachew
  • Leading actor/actress: Selam Tesfaye, Eyob Dawit, Mekonnen Leake, Mulualem Getachew
  • Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 1h 50m
  • Plot: It shows a community problem caused by a man who appointed himself as the boss, and a beautiful girl tries to win his heart and change him.
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  • Director: Naod Gashaw
  • Producer: Mekdes Tsegaye
  • Leading actor/actress: Mahlet Shumete, Desalegn, Meron Getnet
  • Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 1h 34m
  • Plot: The film revolves around an impending “dirty bomb” attack on location in Addis Ababa supposedly by the Somali militant organization AL Shabab with the help of a local Muslim businessman, but suddenly turns into a high tech, complex conspiracy attack against Ethiopia with a foreign Arab country’s mischief together with the help of a superpower ally country and an Ethiopian Intelligence Agency’s race against time to defuse the attack and abort the attackers.
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  • Director: Tekabe Tadewos
  • Producer: N/A
  • Leading actor/actress: Natay Getachew
  • Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 1h 26m
  • Plot: A belligerent student got into many troubles due to his behavior. He was in love with a modest girl in his school.
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LENAT HAGER ለእናት ሀገር

  • Director: Girmay Tadesse
  • Producer: Netsanet Film Production
  • Leading actor/actress: Tsegaye Zerfu, Liyuwerk Tefera
  • Year: N/A
  • Runtime: 1h 29m
  • Plot: The movie revolves around the soldiers’ lives when given military service.
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  • Director: Yitbarek Yohannes
  • Producer: Yitbarek Yohannes
  • Leading actor/actress: Yitbarek Yohannes, Huluhagerish Belay, Tadesse Zeleke
  • Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 1h 15m
  • Plot: The movie shows the life of a well-respected and skilled policeman.
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BEHIG AMLAK (በህግ አምላክ)

  • Director: Zerihun Deneke
  • Producer: Henok Getu
  • Leading actor/actress: Nuhamin Meseret, Kassahun Fiseha, Alemayehu Belayneh
  • Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 1h 30m
  • Plot: A young man, fiercely loyal to his friends, will fight anyone he feels has disrespected them. His more level-headed brother constantly has to cover for him and make peace with those his brother has hurt. Despite the level-headed brother’s efforts, his violent streak only grows and causes the two brothers tremendous conflict affecting the whole neighborhood and forcing them to confront the reality that violence and division only make matters worse.
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Here are our picks of 10 best Ethiopian Action Movies. Let us know your favorite on the comment below. Feel free to contact us too.

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Written by Sophonias Woldu

Sophonias Woldu is an Ethiopian author with an outstanding skill for crafting unique and captivating articles that explore different aspects of life. He had an inquisitive mind from a young age and was always fascinated by the power of language and words. He writes articles about philosophy, theology, his native Ethiopia, and basically anything and everything else. Before embarking on a writing career, he had already begun a successful career in the electromechanical engineering field, having earned his degree from Addis Ababa Science and Technology University. In addition to being a prolific writer, Sophonias is also a public speaker and tech enthusiast who believes in harnessing technology to improve the lives of Ethiopians. Currently, Sophonias writes articles for on a part-time basis.

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