The catalog of movies on Netflix especially Nollywood movies is growing so large that, sometimes you can spend an entire evening scrolling through the various titles in the throes of indecision until it is too late to start watching a two-hour movie.
Don’t worry: to prevent this from happening to you too, we have scrolled through the entire, boundless catalog to select some of the best Nollywood movies on Netflix so you can chill with ease this holiday season.
Here are 10 Nollywood movies to watch on Netflix…
#1. Living in Bondage: Breaking Free
What price are you willing to pay to live a luxurious lifestyle? Hard work or shortcuts? This is a sequel to the 1992 classic Living in Bondage movie which sheds more light on the existence of occult societies.
#2. Coming From Insanity
This I believe is one of the most underrated Nollywood movies ever! This is one crime drama that literally had me rooting for the criminal. Gabriel Afolayan as always brings his character to life in a spectacular fashion.
#3. Your Excellency
Nigeria is thrown into a social media frenzy when the most unlikely candidate ever decides to run for president. His unexpected rise intrigues the public, as they begin to believe it is possible for an outsider to aspire to the highest public office. As the story reaches its climax, you begin to believe that anything and everything can happen if you capture the imagination of a nation through the power of social media.
#4. The Arbitration
There are always three sides to every story. Yours, theirs, and the truth. When a workplace affair leads to an alleged rape case, an arbitration panel has to be set before things go out of hand. Who is telling the truth?
#5. Wives On Strike
In order for their voices to be heard on the issues of child marriage, the women decided to go on a strike from their ‘oza’ room duties. Will their voices be heard? As the saying goes, “build a woman, you build a nation.”
#6. October 1
This takes us back to the days just before the Nigerian Independence in 1960. Some believe the Nigerian Independence came too soon while others believed it was at the right time. Could the findings in the movie have made any difference?
#7. The Figurine
Two friends find a mystical sculpture that bestows good luck for seven years but has dark consequences in the years that follow those. What could the dark consequences be? Trust Kunle Afolayan to do justice to any movie.
Would you change your skin color? Skin is a feature documentary about exploring through identity the meaning of beauty in all the different shades of black. It is set in present-day Lagos, where Nollywood actress Beverly Naya goes on a journey to learn about contrasting perceptions of beauty. She speaks to school children, traders, artists, beauty entrepreneurs, and sex workers.
#9. Elevator Baby
This is the story of a privileged young man with a fiery temper, who gets stuck in a faulty elevator with a semi-literate pregnant woman in labor. He is left with no choice but to try and save both mother and child. This experience brings him face to face with his inner demons. Will he succeed?
#10. The Set Up
When the daughter of a deceased gangster is friends with a girl whose father has no qualms prostituting her, with the duo ending up working with a woman who is driven by love, loss, and revenge, then you know another banger has been made by Niyi Akinmolayan and Naz Onuzo. Just when you think you’ve got the movie all figured out, you realize that you have also been set up!
What Nollywood movies are you looking forward to seeing?
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