List of popular movies from Nigeria, listed by popularity with movie trailers when available. All prominent movies shot in Nigeria are included. This list of famous films made in Nigeria includes additional information about the movies, such as who directed them and what genre they are. Any top rated movies made in Nigeria should appear on this list, with the most well-known ones at the top. The most popular cinema of Nigeria is included below, so if you see a movie that's missing then it probably isn't very well-known.Movies here include everything from Legacy to Ezra. This list answers the questions What movies were shot in Nigeria?"
Directed by: Marion Anderson
Rise and Fall of Idi AminJoseph Olita
Directed by: Sharad PatelRise and Fall of Idi Amin, also known as Amin: The Rise and Fall, is a 1981 biographical film directed by Sharad Patel and starring Joseph Olita as Idi Amin. It details the controversial actions and... more
EzraRichard Gant, Emil Abossolo-Mbo
Directed by: Newton AduakaEzra is a 2007 drama film directed by Newton I. Aduaka. It was shown at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and the 2007 Ouagadougou Panafrican Film and Television Festival where it won the Grand Prize.... more
Directed by: Thomas IkimiLegacy is a 2010 psychological thriller film directed by Nigerian/British director Thomas Ikimi and produced by Black Camel Pictures. The film premièred at the Glasgow Film Festival on the 28... more
Rag TagAyo Fawole, Tamsin Clarke
Directed by: Adaora NwanduRag Tag is a 2006 British-Nigerian drama film written and directed by Adaora Nwandu. Rag Tag received its American premiere at the 2006 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.... more
AfonjaAdebayo Faleti, Kareem Adepoju
Directed by: Yemi Amodu, Jare AdeniregunAfonja is a 2002 drama film directed by Jare Adeniregun and Yemi Amodu....
Osuofia in LondonNkem Owoh
Directed by: Kingsley OgoroOsuofia in London is a 2003 Nigerian comedy film film written and directed by Kingsley Ogoro and starring African Movie Academy Award winner Nkem Owoh. The film is among the highest selling Nollywood... more
Missing AngelDesmond Elliot
Directed by: Kit Hui, Charles NoviaMissing Angel is a 2004 Nigerian film directed by Charles Novia and starring Stella Damasus Aboderin and Desmond Elliot. Produced by Ulzee Nigerian Ltd, it was followed by two sequels. The plot deals... more
Only in AmericaTanjareen Martin, Pascal Atuma
Directed by: David DeCrane
2 RatsPatience Ozokwor, Chinedu Ikedieze
Directed by: Andy Chukwu2 Rats is a 2003 Nigeria film. Nollywood's highest paid actors, Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze are two young boys whose father has been murdered by their uncle. In a selfish move, Amaechi Muonagor... more
Attractive IllusionAttractive Illusion is a 2012 drama film written by Kenny Abdeleke, Kelechwuku Chukwuejim, Sunny Ohilebo and Petros Sevastikoglou, and directed by Petros Sevastikoglou....
Above Death: In God We TrustRamsey Nouah, Genevieve Nnaji
Directed by: Simi Opeoluwa
Aki na UkwaChinedu Ikedieze, Oby Kechere
Directed by: Amayo Uzo PhilipsAki na Ukwa is a 2003 Nigerian comedy film directed by Amayo Uzo Philips and starring Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze. The film launched the acting careers of the two actors.... more
BabatuBabatu is a 1976 Nigerien film directed by Jean Rouch. It was entered into the 1976 Cannes Film Festival.... more
ArugbaArugba is a 2008 film.... more
Abuja ConnectionClarion Chukwura-Abiola, Sandra Ejikeme
Directed by: Michael EzeanyaecheAbuja Connection, is a Nollywood action film thriller released in 2003 directed by Michael Ezeanyaeche. There were two sequels, Abuja Connection 2 and Abuja Connection 3, both directed by Adim... more
August the FirstKerisse Hutchinson, Ian Alsup
Directed by: Lanre Olabisi"The fact that the family in Olabisi’s film is black has nothing to do with the story, even though, on the other hand, the director’s aim was to alter the schematic view of the Afro-American family...
Changing FacesMarc Baylis, Alex Lopez
Directed by: Faruk Afolabi LasakiChanging Faces is a 2008 mystery film written by Yinka Ogun and directed by Faruk Afolabi Lasaki....
Baby policeOsita Iheme
Directed by: Amayo Uzo Philips
The FigurineRamsey Nouah, Omoni Oboli
Directed by: Kunle AfolayanThree people discover their happy lives come with unexpected consequences in this drama from Nigerian filmmaker Kunle Afolayan, inspired by Yoruba legend. Sola Fajure (Kunle Afolayan) has just... more
Tango With MeGenevieve Nnaji, Joke Silva
Directed by: Mahmood Ali-BalogunTango With Me is a 2010 drama film directed by Mahmood Ali-Balogun and written by Femi Kayode.... more
Hurricane in the Rose GardenKarri Turner, Aloma Wright
Directed by: Ime N. Etuk
Before the RainTonto Dikeh
Directed by: Ikechukwu OnyekaBefore the Rain is a 2008 drama film written by Chidi Chijioke and directed by Ikechukwu Onyeka....
Before the Rain 2Tonto Dikeh
Directed by: Ikechukwu OnyekaBefore the Rain 2 is a 2008 drama film written by Chidi Chijioke and directed by Ikechukwu Onyeka....
30 DaysGenevieve Nnaji, Joke Silva
Directed by: Mildred Okwo30 Days is a 2006 Nigerian action thriller film written and directed by Mildred Okwo. The film received 10 nominations at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008.... more