Recommended Nollywood Movies For Netflix
A lot of Nigerians have been going on and on about how much the compulsory stay-at-home injunction is affecting them. One of which is boredom.
It might not be as deadly as depression or some other sort of mental issue but it is slowly driving people nuts. So, just to ask, what are you watching this period?
Here’s a list of some really exciting and suspense-filled Nollywood movies to see, just a little something to keep your body, mind and soul busy.
If you have moved to the movie streaming side of life, there are thousands of movies and series to catch up on and if you haven’t, now might be the best time to spend some little cash on movies online.
For film lovers isolating with Netflix, here are some must-watch Nollywood classic titles movies.
The movies are listed in no particular order.
1. PHONE SWAP
This is one really good and funky romantic comedy to die for. We can all admit to the fact that we all want a good laugh sometimes, if not all the time.
“Phone Swap” is a thrilling comic that follows the story of Mary (Nse Ikpe-Etim), a seamstress who accidentally swaps her phone with Akin (Wale Ojo), an arrogant alpha male.
I’d recommend this for a good laugh.
2. OCTOBER 1
The psychological thriller is one of Kunle Afolayan’s best movies I must admit.
Although the prolific director is a name and a force to be reckoned with in the movie making industry and he has served us with some great movie, including “The Figurine” which I can’t get enough of.
‘October 1’ is a complete meal.
It follows the story of Danladi Waziri (Sadiq Daba) , a Northern police officer who attempts to unravel the mysterious murder of young women in Akote , a town in Western Nigeria.
Add this to your list.
‘Isoken’ is a classic interracial romance complete with the finest performances.
I have no doubt that you will find this movie interesting and captivating.
That is, if you are yet to see it. If you have, you can still see it again and again because I did.
The Jadesola Osiberu film stars Dakore Egbuson, Marc Rhys, Joseph Benjamin, Funke Akindele, Lydia Forson and Tina Mba.
It’s a love story woven around family, friendship and what the heart wants.
Totally worth it!
4. POTATO POTAHTO
With a comic name like this, you can only imagine what the movie would be about.
Why guess when you can actually see it?
The romantic film is based on an estranged couple who rediscover their affections and emotions and fall back in love.
The Shirley Frimpong- Manso directed Ghanaian/Nigerian collaboration stars OC Ukeje, Joselyn Dumas, Joke Silva, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Chris Attoh and Nikki Samonas.
With the inclusion of Chris Attoh and Blossom Chukwujekwu, you already know what is to come.
5. ROAD TO YESTERDAY
This movie is indeed a “Journey Down The Path Of Revelation”
It took me a while to see this one, why? I can’t tell.
But I did and it was captivating and perfect.
The Genevieve Nnaji produced 2015 romantic drama is chilling and perfect for an on screen getaway. The story follows the journey of a couple who attempt to mend their estranged relationship while on a journey.
It stars Oris Erhuero, Genevieve Nnaji, Majid Michael, Chioma Chigurl Omeruah, Ebele Okaro, Adeyemi Okanlanwon, Meg Otawa etc.
6. 93 DAYS
Steve Gukas directed this thriller, based on the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Nigeria and the medical practitioners who saved Nigeria.
The general mood of the film is sad but, it’s a great way to reflect on the true heroes of world.
This Hollywood/Nollywood inspired movie is one for the stars as it brings remarkable acting forces together to create a replica of reality.
It stars Bimbo Akintola as Dr. Stella Adedavoh, Danny Glover, Somkele Iyamah, Tim Reid, Keppy Ekpenyong, Alastair McKenzie among others.
If you’re all about some blood-pumping thriller, this is it!
7. TAXI DRIVER: OKO ASHEWO
The dark comedy directed by Daniel Oriahi follows the story of a naive young man who moves to Lagos to continue his deceased father’s taxi service business.
The movie’s cinematography is one of the many endearing features of this flick. It stars Femi Jacobs, Odunlade Adekola among others.
A must watch!
8. THE ARBITRATION
For film lovers looking to get that rush of adrenaline from unraveling a story ripe with suspense, this Niyi Akinmolayan directed drama is a sure bet.
The movie is ridden with entertaining plot twists surrounding a sexual harassment theme.
It stars Adesua Etomi, OC Ukeje, Iretiola Doyle and Somkele Iyamah.
9. GBOMO GBOMO EXPRESS
The 2015 crime comedy is one of Nollywood’s evergreen flicks.
Starring Ramsey Nouah , Osas Ighodaro and more, the Walter Taylaur directed film is exciting and suspense filled. Ramsey Nouah plays a a record label boss who gets kidnapped by amateur criminals.
This is one funny storyline with a plot twist that you never expected.
Got to watch this!
10. THE WEDDING PARTY
If you missed the box office king in cinemas, now might be the best time to catch up.
‘The Wedding Party’ is no stranger to Nollywood filmmakers. Its thrilling wedding themed story and its ensemble cast is till date a fan-favourite.
You could also watch “The Wedding Party 2”. It is a sequel to “The Wedding Party” and it tells a tale of love, fun, exploration, rift, friendship, family and deceit.
You really have to see this. If you already did, you know how exciting it was ayyyy!
The Genevieve Nnaji produced movie is a sweet tango of cultural diversities coming together in unison.
The story oozes feminism but that is an aspect no one wants to talk about, after all, it was geared towards the salvation of the company.
The plot revolves around a woman looking to prove her worth, she steps up to the challenge to work with her crude and eccentric brother when her father, Chief Ernest Obiagu is forced to take a step back due to health issues.
The themes in this story can be found in the several aspects of the economy that we have refused to acknowledge and that alone is a pretty high rating to me.
No one can tell me any less.
FIFTY captures a few pivotal, days in the lives of four Nigeria women at the pinnacle of their careers.
Meet Tola, Elizabeth, Maria and Kate, four friends forced at midlife to take inventory of their personal lives, while juggling careers and family against the sprawling backdrops of the upper middle-class neighbourhoods of Ikoyi and Victoria Island in Lagos.
This story is a tender but unflinching exploration of love and lust, power and rivalry, life and loss in twenty-first century Africa’s most populous city.
The four lead characters must muster courage, put on their six-inch heels, work hard and strut confidently to tackle life’s curve balls head-on.
13. KING OF BOYS
King of Boys follows the story of Alhaja Eniola Salami, a businesswoman and philanthropist with a checkered past and a promising political future.
She is a pillar of society. Loved by many, feared by most, and truly known by a select few.
This story is not a “Godfather” ideal, neither is it a “Women-Rule-The-World” type of story as many would think it to be.
It is an action packed, power tussling movie which will keep you on edge till it’s over.
14. UP NORTH
Up North explores love, friendship and family politics, all which collides, creating memories to last a lifetime.
It tells a story of a young rebellious heir who gets sent to Bauchi (Northern Nigeria) for his community service assignment as a punishment for defying his father.
The Tope Oshin 2018 directed movie is a tale almost everyone can relate to.
Some of the casts are Banky Wellington, Akin Lewis, Rahama Sadau, Adesua Etomi among others.
An unemployed graduate decides to leave his hometown in search of better opportunities.
However, when things don’t turn out the way he expected them to, he has to make some tough decisions.
Directed and Produced by Oluseyi Amuwa, the 2017 movie has cast characters like Maryam Booth, Rahama Sadau, Frank Donga, Toyin Aimakhu etc.
The list would go on and on till your eyes are sore from watching.
Here’s a list for you to check out later if you still want some more:
The Bling Lagosians
Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons
Moms At War
Seven And A Half Dates
The Ghost And The Tout
The Royal Hibiscus Hotel
Have a fun filled week!