2024 Most Watched Movies on Netflix Naija! (Half Year List)

The Story 

 Get the inside scoop on what 2024 movies Nigerians are watching on Netflix Naija!.
From action-packed blockbusters to local stories, Netflix Naija subscribers have been hungry for content.

13. Atlas

Atlas is a 2024 American science fiction action film featuring Jennifer Lopez as a highly skilled counterterrorism analyst who initially harbors a deep skepticism towards artificial intelligence. Her views are challenged when a mission to apprehend a rogue robot fails, and she realizes that AI might be her only recourse. Directed by Brad Peyton and penned by Leo Sardarian and Aron Eli Coleite, the film also stars Simu Liu, Sterling K. Brown, and Mark Strong.

A collaborative effort between ASAP Entertainment, Safehouse Pictures, Nuyorican Productions, and Berlanti-Schechter Films, Atlas was released on Netflix on May 24, 2024.

12. Strained

Strained is a film that looks into the fraught relationship between Ebere and her mother, whom she has asked to help care for her infant son. The central question of the movie is whether their strained bond has a chance for rebirth. The film stars Queen Nwokoye, Tracy George, Padita Agu, and others, with Okechukwu Oku serving as the director and Onyinyechukwu Amadi as the writer Strained was released on Netflix on April 26th.

11. The Wages of Fear

The Wages of Fear  is a 2024 high-intensity remake of the 1953 movie, based on the novel by Georges Arnaud. In a desert filled with lethal threats, a crew of Parisians must transport two truckloads of explosives within 24 hours to save hundreds of lives. Directed by Julien Leclercq and co-written by Leclercq and Hamid Hlioua (Ganglands), this gripping thriller is inspired by Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Palme d’Or–winning original. The film stars Franck Gastambide, Alban Lenoir, and Ana Girardot, and it was released on March 29, 2024.

10. Mea Culpa

Mea Culpa is a 2024 American legal thriller written and directed by Tyler Perry. Produced by Tyler Perry Studios, the film stars Kelly Rowland as a criminal defense attorney who takes on the case of an artist, played by Trevante Rhodes, accused of murdering his girlfriend. The cast also includes Sean Sagar, Nick Sagar, RonReaco Lee, Shannon Thornton, and Angela Robinson. Released by Netflix on February 23, 2024, the film promises intense courtroom drama and gripping performances.

9. Bhagavanth Kesari

Bhagavanth Kesari is a 2023 Indian Telugu-language action drama film written and directed by Anil Ravipudi, produced by Sahu Garapati and Harish Peddi under the Shine Screens banner. The film stars Nandamuri Balakrishna in the titular role, with Sreeleela, Arjun Rampal (making his Telugu debut), and Kajal Aggarwal. The film’s music was composed by Thaman S, with C. Ramprasad handling the cinematography and Tammiraju in charge of editing.

The story centers on Nelakonda Bhagavanth Kesari, who is determined to get even with a powerful businessman who caused him financial ruin. As Kesari prepares to confront this formidable adversary, he is ready to settle their issues on his own terms. Released theatrically on October 19, 2023, to coincide with the Dasara festival.

matography by C. Ramprasad and editing by Tammiraju.

Released theatrically on October 19, 2023, to coi


8. Under Paris

Under Paris (French: “Sous la Seine”) is a 2024 French action-horror disaster film directed by Xavier Gens, who co-wrote the screenplay with Yannick Dahan, Maud Heywang, Yaël Langmann, and Olivier Torres. The film stars Bérénice Bejo as a grieving marine biologist who must confront her tragic past to save Paris from a bloodbath when a giant shark emerges in the Seine.
Produced on a budget of €19.6 million, the film was brought to life by production company Let Me Be, with Vincent Roget serving as producer. Under Paris was released by Netflix on June 5, 2024, offering a thrilling blend of action, horror, and disaster elements set against the backdrop of the iconic French city.

7 . Sisu

Sisu is a Finnish historical action thriller film directed by Jalmari Helander, drawing significant inspiration from Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Westerns. Set against the backdrop of the Lapland War near the end of World War II, the story unfolds as an ex-soldier stumbles upon a cache of gold in the Lapland wilderness. His attempt to transport the treasure to the city becomes a harrowing journey fraught with danger, especially when confronted by ruthless German soldiers under the command of a brutal SS officer.

The film features a talented cast including Jorma Tommila, Aksel Hennie, Jack Doolan, Mimosa Willamo, and Onni Tommila, each delivering compelling performances in their respective roles. Produced by Petri Jokiranta in collaboration with Stage 6 Films, Subzero Film Entertainment, and Good Chaos, Sisu premiered in Finland on January 27, 2023, before its release in the United States on April 28, 2023. The film combines intense action sequences with themes of survival and moral conflict, making it a gripping portrayal of wartime turmoil and human resilience.

6. Badland Hunters

Badland Hunters (Korean: 황야) is a 2024 South Korean post-apocalyptic action film directed by Heo Myung-haeng in his directorial debut. Serving as a standalone sequel to the 2023 film Concrete Utopia, the story follows a fearless huntsman who must navigate a lawless Seoul, turned into a wasteland by an earthquake, to rescue a teenager held captive by a mad doctor in a camp of dangerous cultists.

Producer Byun Seung-min is the only key crew member returning from the original film. The film stars Ma Dong-seok, Lee Hee-joon, Lee Jun-young, and Roh Jeong-eui. An original Netflix production, Badland Hunters was released on January 26, 2024. The screenplay was written by Kim Bo-tong and Kwak Jae-min.

5. Rebel Moon Part 1

Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire, or simply Rebel Moon, is a 2023 American epic space opera film directed by Zack Snyder. Snyder co-wrote the screenplay with Kurt Johnstad and Shay Hatten. Produced by Grand Electric and The Stone Quarry, the film features an ensemble cast including Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, Ed Skrein, Michiel Huisman, Doona Bae, Ray Fisher, Charlie Hunnam, and Anthony Hopkins.

The Movie is set in a fictional galaxy ruled by the imperialistic Motherworld, the story follows Kora, a former soldier of the Imperium, who embarks on a quest to recruit warriors from across the galaxy to defend a farming colony on the moon of Veldt from the Imperium’s impending threat. Rebel Moon had a limited theatrical release on December 15, 2023, and was subsequently released on Netflix on December 22, 2023.

4. Damsel

In Damsel, a young woman accepts a proposal to marry a handsome prince, only to discover she is being used to repay an ancient debt owed by the royal family. She must now escape and survive attacks from a dragon lurking in the chasm. Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and written by Dan Mazeau, the film is produced under Roth/Kirschenbaum Films. The cast includes Millie Bobby Brown, Ray Winstone, Nick Robinson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Angela Bassett, and Robin Wright.

Damsel began streaming on Netflix on March 8, 2024, receiving mixed reviews from critics.

3. Adire

Adire unfolds in contemporary Nigeria with a nostalgic touch, portraying the journey of a former prostitute turned fashion entrepreneur grappling with the repercussions of her past and the judgmental scrutiny from a clergyman’s wife. Directed by Adeoluwa Owu and produced by Barbara Babarinsa and Mimi Bartels, the film features a stellar cast including Kehinde Bankole, Femi Branch, Tomi Ojo, Damilola Ogunsi, Kelechi Udegbe, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Ibrahim Chatta, Yemi Blaq, Yvonne Jegede, Lizzy Jay, Mike Afolarin, Onyinye Odokoro, Layi Wasabi, and Ifeanyi Kalu.

Adire premiered in Nigerian cinemas on November 3, 2023, and later became available on Netflix in January 2024, following a successful six-week theatrical run. The narrative intertwines elements of personal redemption, societal judgment, and the complexities of modern Nigerian life, offering viewers a poignant exploration of resilience and forgiveness amidst cultural challenges.

2. Lift

Lift, a 2024 American heist comedy film helmed by director F. Gary Gray and penned by Daniel Kunka, features a star-studded cast including Kevin Hart, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Vincent D’Onofrio, Úrsula Corberó, Billy Magnussen, Jacob Batalon, Jean Reno, and Sam Worthington. Produced by Kevin Hart, Simon Kinberg, Audrey Chon, Matt Reeves, Adam Kassan, and Brian Smiley, the plot revolves around a seasoned thief and his former Interpol agent girlfriend who join forces to orchestrate the theft of $500 million in gold bullion from an A380 passenger flight.

Released on Netflix on January 12, 2024, Lift blends elements of humor, action, and intrigue as it unfolds the daring scheme amidst high-stakes challenges and unexpected twists. The film showcases F. Gary Gray’s adept direction in weaving together a fast-paced narrative that keeps viewers engaged while highlighting the chemistry and charisma of its ensemble cast. With its blend of wit and suspense, Lift offers audiences a thrilling ride through the world of international heists and intricate alliances.


1.Afamefuna: An Nwa Boi Story

Afamefuna, a landmark Nigerian film exploring the Igbo apprenticeship system, marks a significant cinematic achievement as the first feature-length depiction of its kind. Produced by Olawumi Fajemirokun and Kene Egbue, and directed by Kayode Kasum with a script penned by Adaora Sandra Anyanwu, the film is notable for being predominantly in Igbo language. The storyline delves into the intricate dynamics of the Igbo apprenticeship tradition, following a prominent man interrogated by police after his friend’s mysterious death, uncovering their complex history within the system.

Starring Kanayo O. Kanayo, Stan Nze, Alexx Ekubo, Atlanta Bridget Johnson, and Segun Arinze, Afamefuna captivated audiences with its compelling narrative and stellar performances. Following a successful cinema run in December 2023, the film premiered on Netflix on March 29, 2024, quickly claiming the top spot as the most-watched Nigerian movie on the platform for over three consecutive weeks. Its portrayal of cultural heritage coupled with engaging storytelling underscores its significance in Nigerian cinema, resonating deeply with both local and international audiences alike.



Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button