It is wonderful to know that there are many good African movies on Netflix today.

Therefore, we are delighted to help you separate the films produced by Africans from the generic black American movies on Netflix.

With our list of the best African movies on Netflix today, get ready for an array of the best Nigerian films that will keep you glued to your screens.

Nollywood movies on Netflix

The Nigerian film industry, known as Nollywood, dominates the film industry in Africa and it made its debut on Netflix, the American Streaming platform around 2015.

Here are the Nollywood films that also include the latest Nigerian movies on Netflix you cannot afford to miss.

King of Boys

Cast: Sola Sobowale, Remilekun Reminisce Safaru, Adesua Etomi-Wellington
Director: Kemi Adetiba
Writers: Kemi Adetiba
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama

This highly-anticipated African movie tells the story of a businesswoman and philanthropist named Alhaja Eniola Salami with insatiable political ambitions.

This woman, who is a pillar of society, is loved by many, feared by most, and truly known by a select few.

Watch as she mixed a power struggle that threatens everything that she holds dear.

Kemi Adetiba’s gangster epic movie ‘King of Boys‘ is one of the best Nigerian movies of 2018.

Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons

Cast: Richard Mofe-Damijo, Falz, Damilola Adegbite, Ramsey Nouah, Osas Ighodaro Ajibade, Jim Iyke, Fathia Balogun
Director: Toka McBaror
Writers: Ayo Makun
Year: 2018
Genre: Comedy

This Nigerian film is set in Abuja and is about four rich men who seduce powerful women, steal from the rich, get contracts from the political elite and give to the poor.

The ‘Merry Men’ face their toughest challenge when they go against a notorious politician who plans on demolishing a village to build a shopping mall.

Merry Men‘ is the fifth highest-grossing Nigerian film from Africa, as well as one of the best Nigerian movies on Netflix in 2019.

Chief Daddy

Cast: Aiyeola Bisola, Dakore Egbuson, Funke Akindele
Director: Niyi Akinmolayan
Writers: Bode Asiyanbi
Year: 2018
Genre: Comedy

Another one of the best Nigerian movies for 2018 is the African comedy ‘Chief Daddy‘.

This Nigerian film tells the story of a billionaire with a large extended family of relatives, household staff and assorted mistresses.

When the billionaire suddenly dies, everyone shows up for a share of his wealth. The only problem is that there are rules to be followed to get the money.

The Wedding Party

Cast: Alibaba Akporobome, Zainab Balogun, Stephen Damian
Director: Kemi Adetiba
Writers: Mo Abudu, Adeniyi Adeniji
Year: 2016
Genre: Comedy, Romance

As one of the best African movies on Netflix, ‘The Wedding Party‘ is a Nigerian romantic comedy-drama film directed by the legendary Kemi Adetiba.

‘The Wedding Party’ is the highest-grossing Nigerian film (its record was broken in 2017 by its sequel The Wedding Party 2).

In addition, this Nigerian movie also stars Adesua Etomi, Banky Wellington, Richard Mofe Damijo, Sola Sobowale, Iretiola Doyle alongside other top-notch Nigerian actors.

The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai

Cast: Enyinna Nwigwe, Daniella Down, Banky W
Director: Niyi Akinmolayan
Writers: Chinaza Onuzo
Year: 2017
Genre: Comedy

Following its prequel, The Wedding Party, watch as Nonso continues his romance with Deirdre and proposes to marry her by accident while on a dinner date.

The colourful, chaotic journey to everlasting love in The Wedding Party 2 will fill you with loads of laughter and good feelings.

Likewise, the film is one of the top Nigerian movies on Netflix today.


Cast: Genevieve Nnaji, Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie, Onyeka Onwenu, Kanayo O. Kanayo
Director: Genevieve Nnaji
Writers: Ishaya Bako, Emil B. Garuba, C.J. ‘Fiery’ Obasi
Year: 2018
Genre: Comedy

Although ‘Lionheart‘ was recently disqualified as an entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, it is still one of the best African and Nigerian movies on Netflix.

The movie shows how a woman goes about to prove her worth in a male-dominated industry after her father steps down from his position due to health issues.

The top African film also stars Nigerian musicians, Peter Okoye and Chibuzor Azubuike a.k.a Phyno.

The Bling Lagosians

Cast: Bunmi Aboderin, Toyin Abraham, Tana Adelana
Director: Bolanle Austen-Peters
Writers: Anthony Kehinde Joseph
Year: 2019
Genre: Drama

The Nigerian movie ’The Bling Lagosians’ is one of the top African films today and it is about a wealthy family who live in Lagos.

Irrespective of not being as wealthy as they used to be, watch as the family struggles to hold on to their past glory even if it means being debtors.

The Arbitration

Cast: Lota Chukwu, Iretiola Doyle, Adesua Etomi-Wellington
Director: Niyi Akinmolayan
Writers: Chinaza Onuzo
Year: 2016
Genre: Drama

What happens when the CEO of a company has an affair with an employee and is accused of rape?

Watch as a panel is set up to find out the truth in this Nigerian drama that is also one of the best Nigerian movies for 2017.

Mokalik (Mechanic)

Cast: Femi Adebayo, Halimat Adegbola, Ayo Adesanya
Director: Kunle Afolayan
Writers: Tunde Babalola
Year: 2019
Genre: Comedy

Mokalik‘ revolves around an 11-year-old middle-class family boy who spends his days as a mechanic’s apprentice to have a different perspective on life.

The film, which is one of the top African movies on Netflix, has the likes of Simisola Ogunleye, the famous singer, and former Big Brother Naija housemate, Tobi Bakare.

Road to Yesterday

Cast: Genevieve Nnaji, Oris Erhuero, Chioma Omeruah, Majid Michel, Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah
Director: Ishaya Bako
Writers: Emil B. Garuba, Ishaya Bako
Year: 2015
Genre: Romance, Drama, Thriller

Road to Yesterday is Genevieve Nnaji’s first film as a producer that tells the story of an estranged couple who try to fix their marriage on a road trip to a relative’s funeral.

Watch as memories and secrets from the past are revealed on the trip in this Nigerian road romantic drama film.


Cast: Dakore Akande, Iretiola Doyle, Dakore Egbuson
Director: Biyi Bandele
Writers: Kemi Adesoye, Bola Agbaje
Year: 2015
Genre: Romance, Drama, Thriller

Fifty is a Nigerian romantic drama film set in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Nigerian movie revolves around the lives of four women at a crucial point in their lives.

Watch as they fight for love, relationships, and navigating careers against the stereotypical cultural obligations and African traditions.


Cast: Gabriel Afolayan, Rahama Sadau, Segun Arinze, Desmond Elliott, Toyin Aimakhun-Abraham
Director: Don Omope
Writers: Don Omope, Jude Idada
Year: 2017
Genre: Adventure, Drama

Be prepared for a roller coaster ride, scenic shots and mind-blowing action with Tatu, one of the best Nigerian films on Netflix.

Follow the story and complications of a mother who gives birth to a child destined to give her life to her people on her 21st birthday but then, tries to change the destiny of her child.

Hafiz Oyetoro (Saka) and Frank Dunga also star in Tatu

Moms at War

Cast: Alvin Abayomi, Funke Akindele, Adetola Anifalaje
Director: Omoni Oboli
Writers: Chinaza Onuzo
Year: 2018
Genre: Comedy

Laugh your heart out as two competitive mothers try to make sure their child always comes out tops in this hilarious Nigerian comedy on Netflix.

Even though both women live in the same neighbourhood and hate each other, watch as their children develop a love/hate relationship.

Moms at War‘ was also nominated by City People Movie Award for Best Movie of the Year

African Movies on Netflix


Cast: Anwulika Alphonsus, Mariam Sanusi, Angela Ekeleme
Director: Sudabeh Mortezai
Writers: Sudabeh Mortezai
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama

Austrian-Iranian filmmaker Subadeh Mortezai’s “Joy” is the touching story of a young Nigerian who is trafficked illegally to Austria as a prostitute.

Watch as Joy sends money home and tries to break free from the oath she was forced to make to bind her to her owner.

Green White Green

Cast: Ibrahim Jammal, Samuel Abiola Robinson, Ifeanyi Dike Jr.
Director: Abba Makama
Writers: Abba Makama (script), Africa Ukoh (script)
Year: 2016
Genre: Comedy

Green White Green‘ is about three young Nigerian artist friends abroad, Uzoma, Baba and Segun, who bide their time before heading off to college.

The movie sheds light on some issues after ‘going abroad’ and the lack of direction that sometimes leads young people to do wrong.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maxwell Simba, Felix Lemburo
Director: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Writers: Chiwetel Ejiofor, William Kamkwamba
Year: 2019
Genre: Drama

‘The Boy Who Harnessed’ the Wind is based on a book by William Kamkwamba with the same title, and it is one of the best African movies on Netflix.

The movie follows a thirteen-year-old schoolboy in Malawi who invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.

This top African movie has a lot of good reviews online and highlights the impressive work by the British-Nigerian director, Chiwetel Ejiofor.