Famous Movies From Nigeria

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?"
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  • Freedom
    Ifoghale I. Amata, Manasseh Moerane
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Marion Anderson
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Sharad Patel
  • Ezra
    Richard Gant, Emil Abossolo-Mbo, Wale Ojo
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Newton Aduaka
  • Legacy
    Idris Elba, Lara Pulver, Eamonn Walker
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Thomas Ikimi
  • Rag Tag
    Ayo Fawole, Tamsin Clarke, Geoffrey Aymer
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Adaora Nwandu
  • Afonja
    Adebayo Faleti, Kareem Adepoju, Laide Adewale
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Yemi Amodu, Jare Adeniregun
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Kingsley Ogoro
  • Missing Angel
    Desmond Elliot
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Kit Hui, Charles Novia
  • Only in America
    Tanjareen Martin, Pascal Atuma, Robynne Young
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: David DeCrane
  • 2 Rats
    Patience Ozokwor, Chinedu Ikedieze, Osita Iheme
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Andy Chukwu
  • Above Death: In God We Trust
    Ramsey Nouah, Genevieve Nnaji, Zack Orji
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Simi Opeoluwa
  • Aki na Ukwa
    Chinedu Ikedieze, Oby Kechere, Osita Iheme
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Amayo Uzo Philips
  • Abuja Connection
    Clarion Chukwura-Abiola, Sandra Ejikeme, Eucharia-Anunobi Ekwu
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Michael Ezeanyaeche
  • August the First
    Kerisse Hutchinson, Ian Alsup, Sean Phillips
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Lanre Olabisi
  • Changing Faces
    Marc Baylis, Alex Lopez, Izebuno
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Faruk Afolabi Lasaki
  • Baby police
    Osita Iheme
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Amayo Uzo Philips
  • The Figurine
    Ramsey Nouah, Omoni Oboli, Kunle Afolayan
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Kunle Afolayan
  • Tango With Me
    Genevieve Nnaji, Joke Silva, Joseph Benjamin
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Mahmood Ali-Balogun
  • Hurricane in the Rose Garden
    Karri Turner, Aloma Wright, Tanjareen Martin
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Ime N. Etuk
  • Before the Rain
    Tonto Dikeh
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Ikechukwu Onyeka
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Ikechukwu Onyeka
  • Genevieve Nnaji, Joke Silva, Chet Anekwe
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Mildred Okwo