Seven African Films Streaming On Netflix Every Black Person Should See

We at have compiled a list of “Seven African Films Streaming On Netflix Every Black Person Should See.”

Whether it is a “Netflix and Chill” night or you are looking to catch up on that movie everybody always talks about that you never got a chance to see, this is a great list for you.



Set in an Alexandra slum, in Johannesburg, South Africa, the film tells the story of Tsotsi, a young street thug who steals a car only to discover a baby in the back seat.

The film won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film in 2006.



Half of a Yellow Sun is a 2013 Nigerian Historical fiction drama film directed by Biyi Bandele and based on the novel of the same nameby Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The film is a love story that follows two sisters who are caught up in the outbreak of the Nigerian Civil War.

It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Onyeka Onwenu, Anika Noni Rose, Genevieve Nnaji, OC Ukeje and John Boyega. The film premiered in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.



Ayanda, a young woman living in South Africa is forced to work as a mechanic in order to keep her father’s business running after he unexpectedly dies.

Ayanda is a 2015 South African film directed by Sara Blecher.




A South African orphan leaves his Zulu village to start over in the city. He quickly learns no one will help him except for a formidable Indian woman.


“A new Nollywood (Nigeria’s version of Hollywood) drama aims to present a fresh perspective of the everyday lives of African women.

Set in Africa’s megacity of Lagos, Nigeria, Fifty (now streaming on Netflix) revolves around four women at a pivotal point in their lives: navigating careers, love, and relationships against the backdrop of African traditions and cultural obligations. ” -Essence


Three women (Kimberly Elise, Ama K. Abebrese, Omotola Ekeinde), who each have lost a child, journey toward redemption as they renovate a dilapidated clinic in an African village.


Egyptian revolutionaries battle their leaders and regime to build a new society.



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One Response to Seven African Films Streaming On Netflix Every Black Person Should See

  1. olajide Bello February 10, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Good Stuff !
    Two films there directed by Biyi Bandele!!
    Are Man on Ground and Tell Me Something Sweet by Akin Omotoso available on NetFlix??


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