Check out the top African movies on Netflix for 2020, with film across genres like comedy and thriller, and from countries like Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa etc. Netflix has heavily prioritized international growth lately.
Here is a compiled list of top African films on Netflix. These films stretch across numerous genres, including horror, drama, romance, comedy, thriller, etc.
2. Road to Yesterday
An estranged couple try to fix their marriage on a road trip to a relative's funeral. However when memories and secrets from the past are revealed, a lot more is at stake than their relationship.
3. Catching Feelings
Johannesburg – a city pulsating with contradictions. The lives of Max, a cynical writer-turned-English-professor and his beautiful wife are turned upside down when a celebrated and hedonistic older writer comes into their lives, pushing their relationship to the limit.
4. King of Boys
King of Boys follows the story of Alhaja Eniola Salami, a businesswoman and philanthropist with a checkered past and a promising political future. She is a pillar of society -- loved by many, feared by most, and truly known by a select few. As her political ambitions see her outgrowing the underworld connections responsible for her considerable wealth, she's drawn into a power struggle that threatens everything she holds dear. To come out of this on top, she will need every ounce of the cunning, ruthlessness, and strategy that took her to the top, as well as the loyalty of those closest to her. But who can she really trust?
5. The Figurine
Two friends who find a mysterious figurine in the forest; apparently, those who find the figurine will gain seven years of luck. However, after those seven years elapse, the two friends’ lives start going downhill in chilling ways.
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6. October 1
It's September 1960 and Nigeria's is on the verge of independence from British colonial rule. A northern Nigerian Police Detective, DAN WAZIRI, is urgently despatched by the Colonial Government to the trading post town of Akote in the Western Region of Nigeria to solve a series of female murders that have struck horror in the hearts and minds of the local community. On getting to Akote, more murders are committed. With local tension rising, Waziri has a race on his hands to solve the case before even more local women are killed.
Running a company can be challenging, especially if you are a female in a male-dominated industry. Looking to prove her worth, Adaeze steps up to the challenge when her father, Chief Ernest Obiagu is forced to take a step back due to health issues. Ironically, he appoints his crude and eccentric brother, Godswill, instead to run the company with his young daughter. Complications arise when they discover that the family business is in dire financial straits and both Adaeze and Godswill try to save the company in their own way to crazy and often hilarious results.
8. The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind
Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine. Based on the best selling book and true story of William Kamkwamba. Directed by and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and introducing Maxwell Simba. Debuts on Netflix March 1, 2019.
After a group of unpaid construction workers disappears at sea one night in search of a better life abroad, the women they have left behind in Dakar are overwhelmed with a mysterious fever. Ada, 17, secretly grieves for her love Souleiman, one of the departed workers, but she has been promised to another man. After a fire breaks out on her wedding night, a young policeman is sent to investigate the crime. Little does he know that the aggrieved workers have come back as haunting, possessive spirits. While many of them seek vengeance for their unpaid labor, Souleiman has come back for a different purpose - to be with his Ada one last time.
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