The Seven Best Nollywood Movies On Netflix Now (March 2021)

The Seven Best Nollywood Movies On Netflix Now (March 2021)

Netflix has tapped into the Nigerian music industry, showcasing some of the best Nollywood films to the rest of the world. Of these, ten stand out in different ways, and movie fans will want to check them out.

A major challenge facing streaming platforms is a variety of content, but in this regard, Netflix seems to be doing well as they have films that appeal to fans all over the planet.

Perhaps one of the best decisions it has made in recent times is the inclusion of some of Nollywood's finest among its array of movies. 

As subscribers may have a hard time picking which ones to begin with, AllNews Nigeria has compiled a list of seven that stand out.

7. Namaste Wahala

Definitely worth watching, Namaste Wahala is a 2020 film that showcases the best of Nollywood and Bollywood, using a love story to show how we can conquer whatever barriers stand in the way of inter-racial unions.

Starring Ini Dimi-Okojie and Ruslaan Mumtaz as lovers from differing nations, Namaste Wahala has a thing or two for everyone; drama, comedy, romance, and intrigue. 

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6. The Figurine

Directed by Kunle AfolayanThe Figurine (2009) is an award-winning film that sees a group of friends face the consequences of taking a mystical artifact from its dwelling place.

Ramsey NouahOmoni OboliKunle Afolayan, and Funlola Aofiyebi, are part of the cast in this movie that contributed to the revival of the cinema culture in Nigeria, thanks to the amazing cinematography, intriguing plot and exceptional acting performances.

5. The Set Up

For those who think they can always predict the outcome of any Nollywood movie, Niyi Akinmolayan's The Set Up will definitely give you a run for your money.

It tells the story of two best friends who must stay a step ahead of their scheming boss as they navigate the dangerous and shady world of drug smuggling.

With a talented cast that includes Adesua Etomi-WellingtonKehinde BankoleJim IykeDakore Akande, and Tina Mba, this 2019 crime drama/suspense thriller is up there with some of Nollywood's best movies.

4. Living in Bondage: Breaking Free

The 2019 sequel to the original films released in the early '90s, Living in Bondage: Breaking Free marked the directorial debut of veteran Nollywood star Ramsey Nouah.

Continuing the story of Andy Okeke (Kenneth Okonkwo) but with a focus on his son (Swanky JKA in his breakout role), this film became a critical and commercial success.

Making the same mistake his father made years ago, Nnamdi Okeke joins an elite secret society to live the life of luxury he has always wanted. But with the money comes a price that no one told Nnamdi about. He eventually finds himself pitted against the powerful head of the cult, Richard Williams (Nouah), and must fight for dear life as the battle for his soul begins.

3. Mokalik

Kunle Afolayan's Mokalik is a 2019 bilingual comedy-drama with newcomer Toni Afolayan playing the role of eleven-year-old Ponmile, who begins his apprenticeship at a mechanic workshop.

Being someone from the urban middle-class suburbs, Ponmile finds his experiences at the workshop most fascinating, and when his dad arrives to take him away, he finds out that he has grown more attached than he expected.

Mokalik earned extremely positive reviews and was nominated for the Best African Film category at the 2019 Durban International Film Festival.

2. Lionheart

Genevieve Nnaji proved that she was a professional both in front of the camera and behind it with Lionheart, her directorial debut.

The talented actress played Adaeze Obiagu, a young woman who must step into her father's mighty shoes and take over the reins of the family's transport company due to his failing health.

Lionheart is the first original film from Nollywood to be acquired by Netflix, and its success is thanks to wonderful acting from the cast (Peter Okoye a.k.a. Mr. P has a cameo here) and important societal themes.

1. The Wedding Party

Who doesn't love weddings? Filmmaker Kemi Adetiba made magic when she helmed The Wedding Party in 2016. It is a film that works on so many levels, thanks to an ensemble cast and the two cute leads.

Real-life couple Banky W and Adesua Etomi-Wellington star in this romantic comedy, playing a couple who must overcome the stress and unexpected drama of planning and executing their dream wedding.

After its cinematic run, The Wedding Party went on to become one of the most successful films in Nollywood history.







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