Top 18 Comedy Amharic Movies of All Time (2022 Update)

Comedy Amharic Movies

April 9, 2022

The corona pandemic has highly impacted the entertainment industry worldwide including in Ethiopia; cinemas are closed. As a result, filmmakers, and producers lose the gut to release films. Nonetheless, many Amharic movies are being released online, and many Ethiopians benefit from home/mobile entertainment. Considering Ethiopia’s recent Amharic movies, we have provided you with the best 18 Amharic comedy movies of all time. Enjoy!

1. YEWENDOCH GUDAY 1 የወንዶች ጉዳይ 1

  • Director: Henok Ayele
  • Producer: Samuel Debele and Henok Mohammed
  • Leading actor/actress: Tewodros Seyoum, Mahlet Shumete Desalegn, Mesfin Haileyesus, Michael Million, Rekik Teshome, Shewit Kebede, Admasu Kebede, Shewaferaw Desalegn
  • Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 1h 46m
  • Plot: “Take care of yourself” was the departing words of a woman who tells her carpenter fiance that she’s leaving him for another man who can take her to America. She even dares to invite him to their wedding. Losing hope in finding a woman who can love him as he is, he creates a new identity as a rich diaspora man and succumbs to endless lies as he starts dating another woman. This movie is arguably one of the best comedy Amharic movies of all time.
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2. YEWENDOCH GUDAY 2 የወንዶች ጉዳይ 2

  • Director: Admasu Kebede
  • Producer: Kaleb M.Abdela
  • Leading actor/actress: Mesfin Haileyesus, Mekonnen Leake, Rekik Teshome, Admasu Kebede, Shewaferaw Desalegn
  • Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 1h 47m
  • Plot: This Amharic movie revolves around a group of friends with different manners and behaviors. It shows how the friends strived to regain their job. Moreover, it shows the life of a womanizer guy in the crew. In addition, the movie contains a story of couples who broke up only to reconcile afterward.
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3. AYASEKEM አያስቅም

  • Director: Elias Mulalem
  • Producer: Thomas Desta and Eliyas Mulalem
  • Main actor/actress: Fikadu Kebede, Tewodros Seyoum, Dereje Haile, Zenebu Gessese, and Fikru Abite.
  • Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 1h 33m
  • Plot: This Amharic movie about a disabled man who struggled financially. He was even in a situation where he couldn’t pay his house rent. Meanwhile, intending to fulfill his needs, the man tried to be a bartender. Nonetheless, he cannot get an adequate salary to care for his basic needs. However, one day he got the chance to perform a standup comedy in the bar he was working at. Afterward, the man never looked back, becoming a successful comedian. This movie is arguably the second comedy Amharic movies of all time.
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4. AMAREGN አማረኝ

  • Director: Tekabe Tadiwos
  • Producer: Kirubel Asfaw
  • Leading actor/actress: Amanuel Habtamu, Bayush Kebede, Kassahun Fisseha, Mekonnen Leake
  • Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 1h 33m
  • Plot: The movie revolves around a pregnant woman who craves everything and orders her husband what she wants. This movie is arguably the third best comedy Amharic movies of all time.
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5. CHE BELEW 1 ቼ በለው 1

  • Director: Not Available
  • Producer: Not Available
  • Main actor/actress: Shewaferaw Desalegn, Jember Assefa, Mekonnen Leake, Seble Tefera, Samson Tadesse (Baby), Fikadu Kebede
  • Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 1h 2m
  • Plot: The movie revolves around a person who wins a DV lottery to America. As a consequence of the DV, the man receives pressure from his family and the public. Many people in the community pleaded with him to take them with him. Besides, gossip was being heard about him in the community.
  • Youtube link (trailer):

6. CHE BELEW 2 ቼ በለው 2

  • Director: Bruck Abebayehu
  • Producer: Not Available
  • Main actor/actress: Shewaferaw Desalegn, Shewit Kebede, Rekik Teshome, Welela Assefa, Seble Tefera, Belaynesh Amede
  • Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 1h 21m
  • Plot: This is a movie about a 40 years old man who still lives with his mother and siblings. Sharing the same house, his family members work together to find a means by which the man can leave the house and be independent.
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7. 300 SHI 300 ሺ

  • Director: Mulualem Getachew
  • Producer: N/A
  • Leading actor/actress: Yohannes Tefera, Tariku Birhanu, Mulualem Getachew
  • Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 1h 45m
  • Plot: The movie shows the up and down of three best friends, who have been suspended from their university for one year.
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8. MEKANIKU መካኒኩ

  • Director: Yonas Berhane Mewa
  • Producer: Firehiwot Demeke and Atiti Film Production
  • Main actor(s)/actress(es): Alemseged Tesfaye, Shewit Kebede, Enkusilassie Workagegnehu, Meklit Gebreyes
  • Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 1h 49m
  • Plot: After a beautiful lady failed to cope up wither ex-boyfriend, who is a busy businessman, she started a love affair with a car mechanic, whom she met accidentally. The lady then found someone, her perfect mate, with whom she could enjoy time together, value each other, and maintain a strong bond.
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9. FBI 2

  • Director: Netsanet Workineh
  • Producer: Pagume Theatre and Film Production
  • Main actor(s)/actress(es): Netsanet Workneh, Mahder Assefa, Girma Tadesse, Alemayehu Belayneh (Alex), Hiwot Abebe
  • Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 1h 35m
  • Plot: The movie is about a successful lawyer and her new friend, who has unionized with her intending to fight dangerous criminals. Even though it is 9th in this list, this is my personal best Amharic movies of all time.
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10. MADE IN CHINA ሜድ ኢን ቻይና

  • Director: Mesfin Haileyesus and Tewodros Seyoum
  • Producer: Misale Film Production
  • Leading actor/actress: Mahder Assefa, Tewodros Seyoum, Young Guk Lee, Mesfin Haileyesus
  • Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 1h 27m
  • Plot: Friends, who lost their money in the hope of going to South Africa, eventually meet with a Chinese guy, and they together strive to change their lives.
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11. YANCHIW LEBA ያንቺው ሌባ

  • Director: Belay Getaneh
  • Producer: Mikiyas Yonas, Belay Getaneh and Eliyas Alemu
  • The leading actor(s)/actress(es): Netsanet Workneh, Sahar Abdulkarim, Solomon Gebre, Seife Araya
  • Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 1h 47m
  • Plot: The movie shows a life of a beautiful woman having an affair with a thief who has stolen her laptop to regain her computer. She was first reproaching the thief only to get her computer back, but the duo ended in a romantic relationship over time.
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12. BALEKELEM HILMOCH 1 ባለቀለም ህልሞች 1

  • Director: Fitsum Asfaw
  • Producer: Bogalech Adefris and Asfaw Kebede
  • Leading actor/actress: Netsanet Workineh, Fitsum Asfaw, Girma Tadesse, Hiwot Abebe
  • Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 1h 42m
  • Plot: The movie centers on a foreign film director taking a new responsibility to make a new film in Ethiopia. The film crew found it difficult to communicate with their director during his stay since they had a language barrier.
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13. BALEKELEM HILMOCH 2 ባለቀለም ህልሞች 2

  • Director: Fitsum Asfaw
  • Producer: N/A
  • Leading actor/actress: Dereje Haile, Kassahun Fisseha, Fitsum Asfaw, Hiwot Abebe
  • Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 1h 45m
  • Plot: The movie revolves around a tourist, a chef, a bodyguard, and a translator. As the translator is in love with a girl, his friends give him hilarious advice to win the girl’s heart.
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14. FENJI WEREDA ፈንጂ ወረዳ

  • Director: N/A
  • Producer: Samuel Menayhu and Tewodros Beshah
  • Leading actor/actress: Shewaferaw Desalegn, Seble Tefera, Yohannes Tefera
  • Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 1h 30m
  • Plot: Two elderly couples become funny rivals while living in the same house.
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15. LA BORENA ላ ቦረና

  • Director: Belay Getaneh
  • Producer: Abubeker Salah and Tamrat G/mickael
  • Leading actor/actress: Alemseged Tesfaye
  • Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 1h 39m
  • Plot: It is a film about a Frenchwoman traveling to Borena to a study with her driver.
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16. EWNET HASET እውነት ሀሰት

  • Director: Bereket Werede
  • Producer: Andand Film Production
  • Leading actor/actress: Alemseged Tesfaye, Mulualem Getachew, Kalkidan Tibebu
  • Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 1h 45m
  • Plot: A pathological liar changes his ways after one of his lies costs his brother’s life. To make amends, he decides to live the rest of his life, never telling a lie. But now, he spends his days running for his life from the people whose secrets he can’t keep due to his newfound honesty. These constant conflicts repeatedly send him to the hospital, where he meets a beautiful doctor who is enamored by his honesty. Cleverly written and entertaining, it has more substance than the typical romantic-comedy films we have been accustomed to.
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17. ARIF AYCHEKULIM አሪፈ አይቸኩልም

  • Director: Biruk Tamiru
  • Producer: N/A
  • Leading actor/actress: Eyob Dawit, Selam Tesfaye, Tariku Birhanu
  • Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 1h 55m
  • Plot: It shows the love affair of two college students, who have different financial statuses, through all their up and down life.
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18. POLITICA AYDELEM ፖለቲካ አይደለም

  • Director: Mintesinot Legese
  • Producer: Mintesinot Legese
  • Leading actor/actress: Eyob Dawit, Kalkidan Tibebu, Engdasew Habte, Fanta Sintayehu
  • Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 1h 48m
  • Plot: A beautiful woman is torn between two lovers, the police and a thief.
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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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