After my newfound infatuation with the phenomenal series Blood & Water, I was inspired to put together a collection of the best African movies available on Netflix. Each of these extraordinary films provides unique insights into incredible stories and cultures not often portrayed on the silver screen. From emotional family dramas to heart-pounding action movies, Netflix has an amazing selection of African flicks that are sure to please just about anyone. So, without further delay, let’s dive into my list of the best African movies streaming on Netflix right now!
After engaging in an affair with the king’s wife, a passionate traveler is graced by fate when he meets a powerful bird that can give him another opportunity at life.
In a daring escape, an intrepid six-year-old boy and his brave older sister set out to reach Europe by any means necessary.
Adaeze Obiagu, played by Nnaji, and his brother have a daunting task ahead of them – to save the family business from financial ruin as well as an impending hostile takeover by powerful businessman Igwe Pascal. It will take both their hard work and collaboration in order to succeed.
Beasts of No Nation 
Set during a civil war in West Africa, this gritty drama follows the story of Agu, a child soldier forced to fight for his country’s brutal military forces.
The Fisherman’s Diary 
Against the wishes of her father and village, a brave twelve-year-old girl takes a stand against the social taboo that discourages female education by choosing to go to school.
Despite her family’s financial hardship, a strong-minded young woman encounters the man of her dreams. However, she soon discovers that he’s harboring some mysterious secrets.
In a desperate attempt to save her father’s business and reclaim her reputation, a woman flees from her marriage and embarks on an odd agreement with an unfamiliar man.
Sugar Rush 
Uncovering a huge sum of money, three sisters greedily grab it for their own use – until both the law and a crazy mob boss come to collect.
Silverton Siege 
After a botched sabotage mission, three anti-apartheid freedom fighters find themselves caught in an intense bank hostage situation.
In 1976, a nineteen-year-old street vendor named Solomon Mahlangu had the unfortunate experience of being beaten by police during an uprising. After living in exile for some time, he decided to join the freedom movement and consequently became an inspiring symbol of South Africa’s quest for liberation across the world.
I Am All Girls 
A detective and vengeful murderer join forces to take down the powerful syndicate responsible for child-trafficking.
Sodium Day 
At a high school in the Cape Flats, pandemonium erupts as an unruly group of seniors face substitute teachers, well-off visitors, and even armed gang members collision.
Blitz Patrolie 
Two cops try to make history by bringing down a major drug deal.
Tree of Peace 
Four radiant women of various backgrounds form an inseparable bond while in hiding during the Rwandan genocide.
Uncovering the truth behind a world of exploitation and brutality, an investigative journalist goes undercover in Lagos as a prostitute to expose human trafficking.