The Best Nollywood Movies Streaming on Netflix in 2019

Nollywood movies on Netflix October 2019

The Nigerian movie Industry, Nollywood was reported as the second largest producer of movies in the world and in recent years we have seen the influx of Nigerian movies on Netflix. It can be daunting to find the ideal film to stream on Netflix as they offer a wide variety of movies to to satisfy your movie urge.

Partnerships with Nollywood superstars like Genevieve Nnaji on ‘Lionheart‘ has opened doors to more Nollywood movies on Netflix.

So if you’re a big fan of Nollywood movies you should find some nice Nollywood movies on Netflix here.

October 1st (2014)

October 1st Nollywood netflix

Summary: As Nigeria prepares for independence from the British in 1960, a seasoned police detective rushes to find the serial killer slaughtering its native young women.

October 1st is a masterpiece by Kunle Afolayan and is one of the best Nollywood movies on Netflix. It’s arguably the best Nigerian movie of the decade. Kunle Afolayan gain widespread popularity for the production of “Figurine” (2009) some years ago and October 1st was well directed. The movie won three awards at the Africa International Film Festival, Sadiq Daba also won the “Best Actor” award due to his work in the movie.

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The movie was very popular during it’s release as Nigerian flood into various cinema in the country to see this masterpiece. It became the second highest grossing movie, only behind Half of a Yellow Sun.


King of Boys (2018)

King of boys Nollywood netflix

Summary: When a powerful businesswoman’s political ambitions are threatened by her underworld connections, the ensuing power struggle could cost her everything. 
Movie Trailer

King of boys is a movie by Nollywood icon, Kemi Adetiba. The movie sent chills down spine of Nigerians across the nation due to it’s high-quality, which was shown throughout the movie. The film went on to break so many records and was in Cinema for a long time. Also on Netflix currently.

Phone swap (2012)


The Best Nollywood Movies Streaming on Netflix in 2019

Summary: A fashion designer and an arrogant businessman reluctantly try to help each other after accidentally swapping phones in the airport. 
Movie Trailer

If you’re a lover of comedy and romance mixed together, then Phone swap is a good choice of Nollywood movie on Netflix, the movie has a great storyline with excellent humour and good scenes. Personally phone swap is my best Nollywood movie till date.

Lionheart (2018)

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Summary: When her father falls ill, Adaeze steps up to run the family business — alongside her uncle — and prove herself in a male dominated world
Movie Trailer

The beautiful Nollywood movie by Genevieve Nnaji gained popularity when it was adopted by Netflix. The Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC) picked Genevieve Lionheart as Nigeria’s submission to the International Feature Film category of the 2020 Oscars. The selection was done through a voting process in which entries were submitted by Nigerian filmmakers home and abroad.

Mokalik (2019)

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Summary: A young boy’s life shifts when he’s  sent to work at a mechanic’s shop far from his suburban home until an opportunity forces him to make a tough choice. 

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Mokalik is the third Kunle Afolayan movie our this list of the best Nollywood movies on Netflix after October 1st and Phone swap. The story is well played and the aesthetics are great.  The movie talks about the negative perception apprenticeship programs receive in the country. The movie receive a a lot of popularity due to the casting of celebrity artiste Simi in her first major acting role.

The list of best Nollywood movies on Netflix in 2019 (October).

  1. October 1
  2. King of boys
  3. Phone swap
  4. Lionheart
  5. Chief Daddy
  6. The wedding party 1 & 2
  7. 30 Days in Atlanta
  8. Fifty
  9. Merry Men the real yoruba demons
  10. Mokalik
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