Movies and TV shows set in nigeria

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in nigeria ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, touching and entertaining films and TV shows about / with danger, brutality, culture clash, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, destiny, redemption, chase and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Nigeria and other countries.
nigeria movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as nigeria: Tears of the Sun (2003), Half of a Yellow Sun (2013), Black November (2012), 2103: The Deadly Wake (1997), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Abby (1974), Mister Johnson (1990), Nigerian Prince (2018), Dirty Pretty Things (2002), Hope (2014).

List of movies set in nigeria

Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, touching, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war crime, army, war, jungle, navy seal, brutality, genocide, civil war, moral dilemma, rebel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
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Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Nigeria, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An epic love story: Olanna and Kainene are glamorous twins, living a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria. The two women make very different choices of lovers, but rivalry and betrayal must be set aside as their lives are swept up ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: against humanity, political unrest, revolution, fall in love, hopes, evacuation, life is a bitch, village, rebellion, genocide, wartime life, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: nigeria, africa
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Black November (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A volatile, oil-rich Nigerian community wages war against their corrupt government and a multi-national oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and spills. To seek justice, a rebel organization kidnaps an ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, state affairs, confined, political conspiracy, racism, danger, dishonesty, heroes, crimes, hijacking, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
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666 (Beware the End Is at Hand) (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: Nigeria
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Lucifer sends his trusty minions out into the world to lead the good folk of Nigeria unto temptation in order to lock them into his cage. The good pastor Lazarus who has noticed the signs, realizing that hell is about to be unleashed on Earth, sets ...
Style: psychotronic, scary, bleak, rough, christian horror ...
Plot: pastor, lucifer, hell, good versus evil, supernatural power, supernatural, demon, preacher, religious, fire, cell, sermon ...
Place: nigeria
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2103: The Deadly Wake (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Proxate Corporation recruits a boozy former ship captain and offers him a new identity: Sean Murdoch. His job: to take charge of large ship on one voyage. Once aboard, Murdoch realizes that the ship is a prison ship, and the cargo are criminally ...
Style: rough, futuristic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: evil alien, ship captain, alien encounter, heroic mission, life is a bitch, imaginary, danger, chase, confined, chaos and mayhem, hijacking, redemption ...
Time: future
Place: nigeria
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After seeking to live a normal life, Logan sets out to avenge the death of his girlfriend by undergoing the mutant Weapon X program and becoming Wolverine.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, psychotronic, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, superhero, heroes, genetically altered, rage, experiment, scientist, army, good versus evil, vengeance ...
Time: 2000s
Place: nigeria, usa, ohio, las vegas, new orleans ...
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Abby (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a minister's wife becomes posessed by Eshu, the Nigerian god of sexuality, an exorcist is called in to drive the evil spirit away.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending, psychotronic
Plot: bar, supernatural, good versus evil, deadly, starting over, reincarnation, curses spells and rituals, corporate crimes, cons and scams, siblings relations, family in danger, injustice ...
Time: 70s
Place: nigeria, africa, china, asia
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Mister Johnson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1923 British Colonial Nigeria, Mister Johnson is an oddity -- an educated black man who doesn't really fit in with the natives or the British. He works for the local British magistrate, and considers himself English, though he has never been ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, psychological, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: trafficking, wife beater, worker, human spirit, interracial relations, culture clash, against the odds, unemployment, discrimination, fish out of water, racism, social differences ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: africa, nigeria
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Nigerian Prince (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Nigeria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After being sent to Nigeria against his will, a stubborn Nigerian-American teenager, joins forces with an internet scammer, in order to return to the United States.
Style: suspense, contemplative, captivating, suspenseful, unusual plot structure
Plot: rebellious teenager, teenager, police, school, police brutality, violence, cyberbullying, divorce, friends, deportation, society, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
Place: nigeria
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Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An urban hotel in London is a gathering and flash point for legal and illegal immigrants attempting to cobble together their lives in a new country. The immigrants include Senay, a Turkish woman, and a Nigerian doctor named Okwe who is working as a ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, suspenseful, tense, harsh ...
Plot: hotel, immigrants, friendship, muslim, blackmail, maid, theft, black market, illegal immigration, surgery, prostitute, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, nigeria, turkey ...
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Hope (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On his clandestine journey from Cameroon to Europe through the Sahara desert, LĂ©onard meets Hope, a Nigerian girl who's following the same dream.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: on the road, fall in love, survival, love and romance, hopes, danger, starting over, rescue, immigrants, desert, follow your dream, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
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Farming (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Nigeria, USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the writer/director's childhood, FARMING tells the story of a young Nigerian boy, 'farmed out' by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future. Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead ...
Style: rough, serious, suspense, psychological, complex
Plot: racism, skinhead, prejudice, racial prejudice, family relations, rebelliousness, racial slur, youth, violence spree, stereotypes, bigotry, juvenile delinquency ...
Place: britain, nigeria
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Trafficked (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this story inspired by real characters, three girls from America, Nigeria and India are trafficked through an elaborate global network and enslaved in a Texas brothel, and must together attempt a daring escape to reclaim their freedom.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: sex slavery, sex trafficking, slavery, brothel, human trafficking, escape, forced prostitution, forced labor, captivity, woman in danger, abduction, life is a bitch ...
Place: houston texas, northern california, nigeria
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Sacred Games (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India, USA
Duration: 50 min.
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Story: A link in their pasts leads an honest cop to a fugitive gang boss, whose cryptic warning spurs the officer on a quest to save Mumbai from cataclysm.
Style: tense, suspense, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, criminal underworld, conspiracy, police, politics, arrest, brutality, police officer, violence, terrorist, race against time, terrorist attack ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india, nigeria, bombay india, africa
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A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall...
Style: touching, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: racism, working class, medical school, family relations, neighborhood, apartment, urban setting, racial prejudice, housewife, racial tension, racial segregation, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, nigeria, africa
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Black Panther (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: King T'Challa returns home from America to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne by factions within ...
Style: suspense, futuristic, stylized, intense, cult film ...
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, warrior, technology, martial arts, king, loss of father, haunted by the past, spy, murder, black hero, chase ...
Time: future, 2010s, 1990s, year 1992, 20th century ...
Place: africa, oakland california, nigeria, south korea, london
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Headhunter (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: South Africa
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Miami cop finds out his wife has a female lover, and he begins to have an affair with his female partner. Meanwhile, a voodoo demon from Africa arrives among Miami's Nigerian community and begins decapitating some people and possessing ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: murder, demonic possession, decapitation, possession, affair, demon, serial killer, psychopath, deadly, investigation, human host, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, florida, miami, south africa, nigeria
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Flight of the Lost Balloon (1961)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Period adventure tale about an expedition using a hot-air balloon to rescue an explorer lost in Africa.
Plot: balloon, jungle, kidnapping, rescue, rope ladder, mute, beach, castle, coconut, torture, spear, safari ...
Place: congo, nigeria
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Damilola, Our Loved Boy (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Drama exploring the story of ten-year-old Damilola Taylor, who died on a housing estate in South London in 2000. After leaving Nigeria to embark on a new life in the UK, the young Damilola and his family are full of optimism. Little do they realise ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, justice, brother brother relationship, trial, injustice, true crime, murder, child murder, boy, mother daughter relationship, death of child, police station ...
Time: year 2000
Place: london, nigeria, africa
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Closer to the Sun (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A New York insurance company sends in a team of high levels investigators to assess a claim related to the accidental death of six workers on an oil platform off the coast of Nigeria. As the investigation unfolds it becomes clear that the dead men ...
Plot: dictatorship, aids, heroin, pirate, terrorism, blood, bomb, murder, oil rig, violence, civil war, gasoline ...
Place: africa, nigeria, london, usa, pacific ocean ...
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Heat and Sunlight (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man confronts jealously and rage as a love affair falters.
Style: psychological, gloomy, offbeat, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: destructive relationship, obsession, infidelity, profanity, couples, strong sexual content, mentally unstable, dishonesty, haunted by the past, nudity (full frontal - brief), jealousy, female full frontal nudity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, nigeria
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Tarzan (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tarzan was a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan. He then finds out that he's human. Now Tarzan must make the ...
Style: touching, captivating, feel good, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: jungle, disney, love and romance, orphan, adventure, friendship, tarzan, adoption, ape man, animal life, feral man, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, 20th century, 1880s, 1890s
Place: africa, nigeria
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Sahara (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, USA, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Scouring the ocean depths for treasure-laden shipwrecks is business as usual for a thrill-seeking underwater adventurer and his wisecracking buddy. But when these two cross paths with a beautiful doctor, they find themselves on the ultimate treasure ...
Style: exciting, buddy comedy, entertaining, scenic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, treasure, desert, obsessive quest, treasure hunter, adventure, archaeology, good versus evil, escapades, danger, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, nigeria, sahara desert, egypt
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Phat Girlz (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two plus-sized ladies meet the men of their dreams in the most unexpected of ways.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: fashion, friendship, follow your dream, looking for love, fall in love, self discovery, lifestyle, introspection, african american, female protagonist, depression, women ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nigeria, africa, california
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Jump Tomorrow (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When shy, straitlaced George (Tunde Adebimpe) meets vivacious, adorable Alicia (Natalia Verbeke), he's instantly smitten -- which puts his imminent arranged marriage in jeopardy. He vows to do the right thing, but then he falls in with Gerard ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, destiny, love triangle, introspection, opposites attract, looking for love, friendship, love affair, comedy of errors, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, nigeria
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Hitman (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The best-selling videogame, Hitman, roars to life with both barrels blazing in this hardcore action-thriller starring Timothy Olyphant. A genetically engineered assassin with deadly aim, known only as "Agent 47" eliminates strategic ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hitman, one man army, killer, sniper, danger, cia, assassination, fist fighting, interpol, computer game, secret identity, fistfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, moscow russia, istanbul turkey ...
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Ali (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: boxing, civil rights, athlete's life, friendship, racism, muslim, african american, comeback, politics, rise to the top, human spirit, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s, year 1974 ...
Place: africa, nigeria, usa
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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Summoned from an ashram in Tibet, Ace finds himself on a perilous journey into the jungles of Africa to find Shikaka, the missing sacred animal of the friendly Wachati tribe. He must accomplish this before the wedding of the Wachati's Princess ...
Style: humorous, not serious, gross out humor, idiotic, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adventure, farce, investigation, private detective, save the day, animal life, disorder, human animal relationship, goofy hero, crimes, stupidity, jungle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: africa, nigeria, tibet, china, asia ...
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