10 Must-Watch Nigerian Movies on Netflix

Are you thinking of signing up to Netflix?

If so, you will be pleased to know that there are an increasing number of Nigerian movies on Netflix.

The good news is that we’ve done the hard work for you and put together a list of the 10 must-watch Nigerian films on Netflix. Check it out below…

Nigerian Movies on Netflix

#1 Fifty

At the top of our list of the best Nigerian movies on Netflix is Fifty. With the upper middle-class neighbourhoods of Ikoyi and Victoria Island in lagos as the backdrop, four successful Nigerian women, among them a TV star and obstetrician, have their lives plunged into chaos in one week.

This is one of the most highly acclaimed Nollywood films around today and is featured even on the UK version of Netflix. Affairs, family secrets, unexpected pregnancies and illness, Fifty has all you would expect from a classic drama film and much, much more. 

Director: Biyi Bandele

Actors: Dakore Akande, Ireti Doyle, Nse Ikpe-Etim and Omoni Oboli

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#2 Road To Yesterday 

Filmed in Lagos State, Road to Yesterday is a gripping drama. An estranged couple go on a road trip to the funeral of the relative and go through a journey of betrayal, pain, love and regret that will leave you stuck to your seat. The film was co-produced by the actress, Genevieve Nnaji, and is the first film that was produced by her. Road to Yesterday is a beautiful story of love and life that can’t help but have an impact on you. 

Director: Ishaya Bako

Actors: Genevieve Nnaji, Ori Erhureo and Majid Michel

#3 Lagos Cougars 

Lagos Cougars is a romantic drama about four Nigerian ladies in their forties. The storyline is sometimes romantic and sometimes comic. Are these cougars on the hunt for love or simply looking to fulfil their wildest fantasies? Lagos Cougars is gloriously cliched but has a special place in the heart of all Nollywood fans across the world. 

Director: Desmond Elliot

Actors: Monalisa Chinda, Uche Jumbo, Daniella Okeke, Alex Ekubo

#4 Burning Bridges 

Burning Bridges is a highly acclaimed Nollwyood film on Netflix. The film’s plot deals with a bride who is consumed with jealousy when her fiancee’s female friend arrives on the scene just before the wedding. Burning Bridges is a tear-jerker which will appeal to those who loves romantic films with a touch of Nigerian drama in the mix. 

Director: Okey Oku

Actors: Ivie Okujaye, Ken Erics, Esther Audu, Suzuki Ultra, Rita Arum

#5 Knocking On Heaven’s Door 

The 2014 Nigerian movie Knocking On Heaven’s Door tells the story of a marital relationship between Debbie and Moses. The marriage seems perfect but then a story from Moses’ past life disrupts the relationship of Debbie and Moses. Knocking on Heaven’s Door is an impactful drama addressing issues of violence, addiction and much much more. 

Director: Desmond Elliot

Actors: Majid Michel, Ini Edo, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Adesua Etomi, Roger Peters

#6 October 1 

For those interested in crime and detective films, October 1 is the perfect pick for you. Set against the background of Britain’s withdrawal from Nigeria prior to independence, detective Danladi Waziri is on the hunt for a murderer who has been pursuing local women. October 1 is a superb Nigerian movie on Netflix that showcases the immense variety of Nollywood films. 

Director: Kunle Afolayan

Actors: Nick Rys, David Bailie, Kehinde Bankole, Ibrahim Shatta, Sadiq Daba

#7 Mad Couple 

How would you feel if you lived in a village and your best friend gets the opportunity to leave and study medicine? What’s more, you find out that you are pregnant at the same time. This is the exact story of Mad Couple, a drama of intense proportions set in rural Nigeria. Mad Drama is an entertaining drama that is highly relevant to the upheaval in Nigerian society in recent years. 

Director: Tchidi Chikere

Actors: Mercy Johnson Nuella Njubigbo Uche Odoputa, Ruth Kadiri Uche Ebere Agu

#8 Forgetting June  

Eddie and June are in the perfect relationship until the unthinkable occurs. In Forgetting June, June is involved in an accident out of town. Thinking that she is dead, Eddie pursues a relationship with June’s best friend, Tobi, until he discovers that the accident was not fatal. Forgetting June is a gripping drama and will leave you on the edge of your seat as the painful truth is uncovered. 

Director: Ikechukwu Onyeka

Actors: Majud Michel, Beverly Naya, Mbong Amata, Biola Williams, Bloom Chuks Chukwujekwu

#9 Onye Ozi 

Onye Ozi is a Nollywood comedy of epic proportions. The film’s plot revolves around a Nigerian man who joins his fiancé in London after many years apart. When he discovers that London does not match up to his expectations, he becomes completely disappointed and ends up in a life of crime with hilarious consequences. Onye Ozi is a an epic barrel of laughs and there’s little surprise that it won two awards at the 2014 Nollywood Movies Awards. 

Director: Obi Emelonye

Actors: Okey Bakasi, Anthony Aclet, Stephen Moriaty, Ngozi Igwebike, Adesua Atuanya

#10 Finding Mercy 

Finding Mercy is a suspense-filled drama which showcases the stellar acting skills of Uti Nwachukwu. The opening scene starts with two men raiding a house that they think is empty. The two men find a pregnant woman who goes into labor and they  must decide whether to take her to the hospital or not. The woman dies after reaching hospital and the drama starts from there. Finding Mercy is a first class Nollywood drama and is surely one of the best Nigerian movies on Netflix today.

Director: Desmond Elliot

Actors: Rita Dominic Uti Nwachukwu, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Tamara Eteimo

Conclusion – Best Nigerian Movies on Netflix

So, there you have it, 10 of the most amazing Nigerian movies on Netflix. Which of these films have you seen? Please write to us in the comments section below and let us know which of these Nollywood films most took your liking.

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