the greatest nollywood movies of all time

the greatest nollywood movies of all time

The Nigerian movie industry has come a long way compared to what we had back then. Our movies now come in a different quality both in audio and visuals, better animations, huge budgets, spotless marketing and distribution strategies and more recognition in the international scene. Our actors now collaborate with their international counterparts and gender equality has been top notch as we now have some of our best movies and sequels written and directed by women like Kemi Adetiba and Mo Abudu.          Some of our movies have been considered for prestigeous awards like the Emmy’s after so much positive reviews.

Today, we will be examining some movies that over the years stood out amongst others. Some classics, others more recent but one thing is sure, they are quite unlike others as they are more enjoyable and quite unforgettable.

lets check out the greatest Nollywood movies of all time:

11. Christ  In Me

Christ in Me - Latest Nigerian Nollywood Movie - YouTube

released in the year 2003 and stars Kwame O Ansah, Tony Umez and Ngozi Ezeonu with a theme of love, lust, hatred and greed, betrayal, forgiveness and hate. Christ in me was a household movie in the early 2000’s in every Nigerian home.

10. Billionaires Club

Billionaires Club - Sodas 'N' Popcorn Blog

the sequel which revolves around wealth, power, love, pride, murder, hatred, humiliation e.t.c was so popular it grossed millions in sales even without todays digital streaming platforms.

 9. The Figurine

The Figurine (2009) - IMDb

a story of two friends and a girl who all had their luck changed when a mysterious figure in an abandoned shrine which bestows seven years of good luck was discovered by one of them but the unfortunate event which followed that discovery for the next 7 years was untold.

8.  Alice Is My First Lady

Alice Is My First Lady

Alice, a demented woman has personal issues with everyone  including members of her family and her community. A blend of drama and comedy which features stars like Sam Loco Efe, Telma Chukwu and Joseph Okechukwu.

7.The Wedding Party

The Wedding Party

with a budget of 60 million naira, the first sequel grossed over 300 million naira in box office becoming the highest grossing Nollywood movie on box office then. A movie that broadly covers the pros and cons of inter-tribal marriages in Nigeria, family ties and affairs, wealth  and opulence, communialism and the beauty of the Nigerian culture. The 2016 romantic comedy featured stars like Banky W, Adesua Etomi, Sola Sobowale, Richrd Mofe Damijo and many  more

6.King of Boys

.King of Boys

“A insatiable appetite for power drives Eniola, a business woman into politics as she is drawn into a struggle for power, her crucial baggage will prove a heavy burden” Netflix.

5.  Living in Bondage

Living in Bondage

Originally produced in 1992 and with a remake later on in 2019, living in bondage will definitely ring those bells once mentioned. After being mentored by an enigmatic tycoon, an ambitious young man struggles when his rise in power draws him into the occult. Check these movie out to find out where this young man ends up



Nigeria’s first major action themed movie is 4th on our list. This movie which was an anagram for Bakassi was produced in the year 2001 by Lancelot Imasuen and it involves communal scenes of fight against crime in the region.

3. Karashika


this is Nigeria’s first horror movie and most definitely an unforgettable one as the name karashika became a thing of mockery amongst individuals. This film stars Becky Okorie and it is a 1 hour 47 minute long movie that would keep you glued to your screen for the entire time.

2.  Akin Na Ukwa

Akin Na Ukwa

this is a 2002 Nigerian family comedy that stars Osita Iheme and

Chinedu Ikedieze, Aki and pawpaw as they are fondly called. This

movie launched the acting careers of this popular duo and set

them completely into limelight as they dominated the comedy

industry for as long as possible.

1.  Osuofia In London

Osuofia In London

unarguably the biggest movie to have ever been made in our

movie industry and the first Nigerian movie to have had scenes

shot on international soil. Osuofia in London features Nkem

Owoh, the protagonist and he was priviledged to visit the Queens

land after he had inherited his late brothers Will which includes an

Estate in England and his late brothers white fiancée.