12 Best African Movies On Netflix That Are Must-Watch!

While comedies are often amusing, they can also be morally meaningful and address themes that other categories would avoid. Notwithstanding the genre’s popularity, minorities were never adequately represented in American comedy in the past.


Best African Movies On Netflix

Fatherhood is a 2021 American comedy film directed by Paul Weitz, inspired by Matthew Logelin’s 2011 novel Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love, and written by Weitz and Dana Stevens. Kevin Hart,  Frankie R. Faison, Alfre Woodard, DeWanda Wise,  Melody Hurd,  Anthony Carrigan, Lil Rel Howery,  and Paul Reiser appear in the movie, which depicts a young dad who tries to raise his kid after his spouse dies suddenly.

Matt, who had been discouraged and despondent, learns to appreciate the challenges of motherhood and the joys that his daughter delivers into his existence. Nevertheless, he is confronted with some amusing challenges, devises some odd solutions, and finds assistance from unexpected places. Critics gave the picture mixed reviews, but Hart’s portrayal and the heartfelt story were highly commended.

The Wedding Party

Best African Movies On Netflix

Kemi Adetiba filmed The Wedding Party, a 2016 Nigerian rom-com drama movie. It screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2016, and at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos on November 26, 2016. On December 16, 2016, the movie was released globally.

It is derived from the Nigerian movie industry, often known as Nollywood. The film gives us a glimpse into Nigerian society and shows how, in some social contexts, we are all fundamentally the very same. As the headline implies, the film revolves around a bridal party. Dunni Coker and Dozzi Onwuka are both rich and famous, and they throw a lavish wedding reception. Both the bride’s and groom’s family and friends attend in vast numbers. As the day continues, issues arise between some of the participants, including the couple. The entire film has a lovely, hilarious vibe to it. It is only surpassed as the top Nollywood movie of all time by its follow-up. This film is directed by Kemi Adetiba.

She’s Gotta Have It

Spike Lee wrote, produced, modified, and filmed She’s Gotta Have It, a black-and-white comedy-drama film released in 1986. It was Lee’s debut feature-length film, and it was made on a shoestring budget. It received great reviews and established Lee’s career. Tracy Camilla Johns, Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell, and Lee himself appear in the film as secondary characters.

The movie is about the decisions that women must make in a male-dominated world. It earned generally positive reviews and produced a tv show of the same title. Spike Lee established himself as among the most influential directors of the 1980s thanks to this film. Tracy Camilla Johns is the film’s, prominent woman.


2 Alone In Paris

Best African Movies On Netflix

Only two individuals are surviving in this humorous post-apocalyptic drama set in Paris. One of them is a cop who’s been on the lookout for a legendary robber for years, while the other is the criminal himself. Gervais is the name of the latter, and Curtis is the name of the crook. The hostility between the two continues even after the catastrophe, but as they discover they are the only 2 survivors, they resolve to start treating civilly with one another. The special elements of the film have been praised. Reviewers have also praised the movie’s representation of a post-apocalyptic Paris. The film’s principal stars are Ramzy Bedia and Eric Judor, and it is filmed by Ramzy Bedia.

Holiday Rush

Holiday Rush is a rom-com filmed by Leslie Small and written by Sean Dwyer and Greg Cope White set around the Christmas season. Rashon “Rush” Williams, a widowed hip-hop radio DJ, loses his job after WMLE is purchased by CamCom and converted to a pop format. He and his four children, who have grown acclimated to a rich lifestyle, are compelled to downsize and return to Aunt Jo’s house, where they previously resided before Rush’s riches.

With excellent performances and witty writing, the film offers a new perspective on luxury and family values. Rush and Roxy establish a sexual relationship, but when he tells his children, Rush’s son Jamal, who is already upset that he would no longer be able to finance Harvard, flees the house. Marshall from WMLE resigns from the station and stakes in WBQL, allowing them to broadcast over the holidays.


Best African Movies On Netflix

Michael Tiddes directs Sextuplets, a 2019 American comedy film based on a script by Mike Glock, Rick Alvarez, and Marlon Wayans. It stars Marlon Wayans and Bresha Webb and portrays a man who discovers he is one of his mother’s sextuplets and sets out to find his long-lost brothers. On August 16, 2019, the movie was electronically distributed on Netflix. When an expectant father goes looking for his biological mother, he learns he has five other siblings who were born during the same pregnancy. He tries to locate them before the birth of his child.

He first encounters his brother Russell, with whom he embarks on a car trip in search of their other siblings. Dawn is a stripper serving a sentence in a women’s prison, Ethan is a hustler dressed and speaking like a 1970s pimp, Jasper has red hair and a lighter color, and “Baby Pete” has polio. Regrettably, the film received mostly unfavorable reviews after its debut, but that hasn’t stopped Wayans from making bizarre comedies in the future.


Dolemite Is My Name

Best African Movies On Netflix

Craig Brewer directs Dolemite Is My Name, a 2019 American biographical Hollywood film scripted by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Eddie Murphy plays director Rudy Ray Moore, who is better remembered for his portrayal of Dolemite in both his stand-up act and a sequence of blaxploitation films that began with Dolemite in 1975.

This is, without a doubt, Murphy’s best and most personalized performance. ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ is a tribute to theatrics and an artist’s natural desire to amuse their viewers. Moore, who operates at a radio station at the beginning of the movie, aspires to reach out to a wider audience. He gets dressed up in gaudy attire, calls himself a Dolemite, and performs ‘The Signifying Monkey,’ an unpolished but still amusing act. Murphy received multiple awards for his performance as Dolemite, including many Best Actor nominations.

The Lovebirds

Best African Movies On Netflix

In Michael Showalter’s romance dramedy “The Lovebirds,” Jibran and Leilani’s four-year partnership appeared to be coming to a close. They decide to part ways amicably, exasperated by their constant arguing. Jibran ends up knocking over a cyclist with his vehicle immediately after the split. Nevertheless, the man leaves before they can help him. Another man appears out of nowhere, claims to be a policeman, and drives away with Jibran’s car, killing the first man. When the police come, the second suspect is about to assassinate Jibran and Leilani, prompting him to withdraw.

The After Party

The narrative of a rapper striving to make it big in the music business is told in ‘The After Party.’ His name is Owen, and his agent is Jeff, a boyhood friend from school who is urgently attempting to find his gigs or a recording contract. Owen gets into a big show because of Jeff, but he crashes out on the platform and pukes on Khalifa. This comedy explores the necessities of a contemporary rapper and demonstrates how challenging it is to break through into the entertainment industry. The film’s two main characters are played by Kyle Harvey and Harrison Holzer.



‘Naked,’ filmed by Michael Tiddes, was published on Netflix in 2017. Rob Anderson, played by Marlon Wayans, is a teacher at a school who is hesitant to support a full-time teaching job. His sweetheart, Megan, is a successful doctor, and the two are getting married soon. However, on the day of his wedding, Rob becomes imprisoned in a time loop and must use a variety of strategies to break free and be at the church on schedule. Rob’s girlfriend is played by Regina Hall.

Deidra & Laney Rob A Train

This is Sydney Freeland’s second film. It’s the story of two little girls whose mom has been imprisoned and who also have to look for a younger sibling. Deidre, the oldest, feels she requires funds to ensure that her siblings are not put into foster care and to bail out her mom. She thinks the only method she can accomplish this is if she can rob a railway. The movie, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival before even being released on Netflix, is funny and heartwarming.

The Incredible Jessica James

‘Incredibles 2’ Jessica James is a story about a strong-willed lady called Jessica who is struggling to get over her recent breakup with her partner. Jessica is a children’s drama teacher, and as she attempts to reclaim her life, she meets a guy with whom she enjoys spending time. Boone is his name, and he is divorced.  However, both of them continue to follow their former partners. Jessica’s life troubles are explored in the film, as well as her psychological response. The movie has received good reviews, with some reviewers hailing Jessica Williams as one of the best black actors in Hollywood.