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The Best African Movies On Netflix

Updated May 6, 2021 839 votes 47 voters50 items

The best African films on Netflix run the gambit from goofy comedy to exciting thriller. Some of the best filmmakers out of Nollywood have their works represented on the streaming service. And some of these movies have made a splash before they ended up on Netflix. Chances are good you've heard of a little film called District 9 that was shot in South Africa and can now be watched online at any time. 

There are numerous fantastic films that came out over the last decade you can finally watch. One of the most popular offerings on the platform is a comedy called It's Her Day, in which a man has to keep up with his fiance's increasingly insane requests in the lead-up to their wedding day. There are also films that deal with topical issues like Anchor Baby, which sees a Nigerian couple defying deportation orders so that they can have their child in the United States.

This list of African movies on Netflix shows how diverse the creative minds on the continent really are. What are your favorite African films on Netflix? Vote for the ones you'd recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about the culture. 

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    District 9 is a 2009 science fiction film directed by Neill Blomkamp, released August 13, 2009. It takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa. District 9 is based on Alive in Joburg, a short film...  more
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    The Burial Of Kojo is a 2018 international drama film directed by Sam Blitz Bazawule. A man is trapped in a mine shaft by his vengeful brother while his daughter embarks on a magical journey to...  more
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    Atlantics (a.k.a. Atlantique) is a 2019 internationally co-produced supernatural romantic drama film directed by Mati Diop. A futuristic-looking tower is about to be officially opened in the suburb...  more
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    Shepherds and Butchers

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    Shepherds and Butchers is a 2016 South African drama film directed by Oliver Schmitz. It is an adaption of the novel by Chris Marnewick. A lawyer takes on a murder case of a prison guard in South...  more
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    Sugar Rush

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    Sugar Rush is a 2019 Nigerian crime action comedy film directed by Kayode Kasum. The Sugar sisters come across 800,000 that ultimately ends up belonging to the mafia.

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    Merry Men 2: Another Mission is a 2019 Nigerian action comedy film directed by Moses Inwang. The Merry Men have given up a life of robbing the rich to give to the poor and have settled down to run...  more
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    It's Her Day

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    It's Her Day is a 2016 Nigerian comedy drama film directed by Aniedi Anwah. A groom does his best to give his bride-to-be a "blog" worthy wedding.

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    Road to Yesterday

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    Road To Yesterday is a 2015 Nigerian road romantic drama film directed by Ishaya Bako....  more
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    Elevator Baby

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    Elevator Baby is a 2019 Nigerian drama film directed by Akhigbe Ilozobhie. Fate brings a brash, wealthy young man and an unprivileged woman together as she goes into labor while being stuck in the elevator together.

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    Anchor Baby

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    Anchor Baby is a 2010 International drama thriller film directed and written by Lonzo Nzekwe....  more
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    Cold Feet

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    Cold Feet is a 2019 Nigerian drama film directed by Moses Inwang. A couple's trip to an exotic resort turns disastrous when one of them runs into an old flame that rekindles a romance and sends shock waves through their lives.

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    The Letter Reader

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    The Letter Reader is a 2019 South African drama short film directed by Sibusiso Khuzwayo.

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    Mirror Boy

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    Mirror Boy is a 2010 International adventure film written and directed by Obi Emelonye....  more
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    Nimbe

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    Nimbe, also known as Nimbe: The Movie, is a 2019 Nigerian drama film directed by Tope Alake. 

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    Chief Daddy

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    Chief Daddy is a 2018 Nigerian comedy film directed by Niyi Akinmolayan. Chief  Daddy is the flamboyant benefactor to his large and eccentric extended family, that is until he dies and reveals some surprises in his will.

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    Moms at War

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    Moms at War is a 2018 Nigerian comedy film directed by Omoni Oboli. Two rival mothers use their kids' school competition to prove they're number one.

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    Kasanova

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    Kasanova is a 2019 Nigerian romantic comedy movie directed by Oluseyi Asurf.  A single dad falls for the mother of his son's crush in a story that highlights family, friendship, and love.

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    Seven and a Half Dates

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    Seven And A Half Dates is a 2018 Nigerian romance movie directed by Biodun Stephen. A father sets up 10 dates for his eldest daughter to find love.

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    My Wife & I

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    My Wife & I is a 2017 Nigerian family comedy film directed by Bunmi Ajakaiye.

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    The Delivery Boy

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    The Delivery Boy is a 2018 Nigerian thriller directed by Adekunle Adejuyigbe.

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    Last Flight to Abuja

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    Last Flight to Abuja is a 2012 action film written by Tunde Babalola and Obi Emelonye and directed by Obi Emelonye....  more
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    4th Republic

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    4th Republic is a 2019 Nigerian thriller film directed by Ishaya Bako. 

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    Fifty

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    Fifty is a 2015 Nigerian romantic drama film directed by Biyi Bandele. Four women at the top of their careers must confront various obstacles such as estranged daughters, a life-threatening illness, an affair, and a family secrets.

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    Being Mrs Elliot

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    Being Mrs Elliot is a 2014 Nigerian romantic comedy film directed by Omoni Oboli....  more
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    Vaya

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    Vaya is a 2016 South African drama film directed by Akin Omotoso.