For those with access to streaming platforms like Netflix, here are movies we know investing your time to watch will be worth the while. Some of you might be like me with low expectations for our home-based movies but trust me on this one. These Nigeria movies are about to liven things up.
Netflix before 2018, had Nollywood collections of movies that were not original. But with Netflix investing and making Nigeria movies, the quality of the movies is increasingly becoming great, the stories more authentic and the ending of these movies, less predictable. This list will be a mixture of both.
So, here are eight movies you should watch on Netflix to commence the recognition journey of great Nigeria movies.
A Journalist in Lagos goes undercover and immerses herself in the world of sex workers. She takes this risk of finding out the secrets of the “streets” concerning women, uncovering a society of human trafficking, brutal physical and mental abuse, and untold exploitation of the girl child and women in general. How far does she go to find out the truth?.
This movie is a supernatural thriller that takes you into the culture of an African community and what happens when you intrude on a tradition you know nothing about. Figurine follows friends who interfere in the affair of a deity, granting them seven years of good luck. But when something is too good to be true, it always gets horrifying faster than you expect. The question is how dark does it get?.
Set in the 1960s when we gained independence, the movie tells us about our heritage and our diversities of culture. But this goes further than history. This dark psychological thriller narrates the story of a police officer sent to investigate the mystery plaguing the community, a serial killer butchering native young women. Would the mystery be unraveled before the Nigerian flag is raised on October 1?.
Road To Yesterday
This is a movie portraying marriage and what people in love will do to sustain the union. It is not all it seems at the beginning and as you go along with the couple on their journey to uncover the ugly secrets in their closets, you become so into the story, like you are seeing the viewpoint of each couple from the back seat.
This entwined the stories of four different women in their fifties based in Lagos. Trying to fit their personalities, challenges, and past into the women they were becoming. The movie dwells on the realistic everyday struggle a woman faces, what society requires from women their age, and when circumstances push a woman to even go against her friends. It is a must-watch.
“Citation,” tells of a young woman and her fight against a common threat faced by others like her in the university community. The beautifully crafted story is about love, trust, betrayal, jealousy, manipulation, and friendship.
Love Is War
“All is fair in love and war”, is a popular saying that we are all too familiar with. But is it? This movie takes you on a journey involving a happily married and loving couple, who must test the strength of their marriage and decide if remaining married is worth the while as they have to face off against each other for the office of the state governor.
A man who is trying to let go of his childhood friend to pursue love will soon find out nothing goes for free. This is a spellbinding movie of the presence of the spiritual realm controlling the physical realm and how the main character, a modern man, have to fight against what he believes is a myth. Can he conquer what he deems an imagination?