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The Best African Movies On Netflix

August 12, 2020 686 votes 32 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
    District 9 is a 2009 science fiction film directed by Neill Blomkamp, released August 13,... more on Wikipedia
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    The Burial Of Kojo
    The Burial Of Kojo is a 2018 international drama film directed by Sam Blitz Bazawule. A man is... more on Wikipedia
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    Atlantics
    Atlantics (a.k.a. Atlantique) is a 2019 internationally co-produced supernatural romantic... more on Wikipedia
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    Shepherds and Butchers
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    Shepherds and Butchers

    Shepherds and Butchers is a 2016 South African drama film directed by Oliver Schmitz. A lawyer attempts to defend a prison guard who went on a shooting spree as apartheid in South Africa comes to an end.

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    Merry Men 2: Another Mission
    Merry Men 2: Another Mission is a 2019 Nigerian action comedy film directed by Moses Inwang.... more on Wikipedia
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    Road to Yesterday
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    Road to Yesterday

    Road To Yesterday is a 2015 Nigerian road romantic drama film directed by Ishaya Bako.
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    It's Her Day
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    It's Her Day

    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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    Sugar Rush
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    Sugar Rush

    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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    Cold Feet
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    Cold Feet

    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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    Elevator Baby
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    Elevator Baby

    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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    The Letter Reader
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    The Letter Reader

    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

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

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

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    Anchor Baby
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    Anchor Baby

    Anchor Baby is a 2010 International drama thriller film directed and written by Lonzo Nzekwe.
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    Chief Daddy
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    Chief Daddy

    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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    Kasanova
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    Kasanova

    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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    Moms at War
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    Moms at War

    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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    Seven and a Half Dates
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    Seven and a Half Dates

    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

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

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    Last Flight to Abuja
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    Last Flight to Abuja

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

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

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    Fifty
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    Fifty

    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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    The Delivery Boy
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    The Delivery Boy

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

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    Phone Swap
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    Phone Swap

    Phone Swap is a 2014 Nigerian comedy film directed by Kunle Afolayan.
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    Being Mrs Elliot
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    Being Mrs Elliot

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