100 Old Nigerian Nollywood Movies We Should Totally Bring Back

Nollywood, as it is popularly known, is a name that was given to the Nigerian movie entertainment industry since it was established. Since its establishment, it has extensively upgraded to become the second-largest and third most valuable globally. Before the emergence of new and upgraded movies, old Nigerian Nollywood movies have kept viewers looking for more in the industry. Recently, some of these old Nigerian Nollywood movies need to hit back on our screens to give a glimpse of how fun it was back then.

Brief History of Nollywood in Nigeria

Though the root of the emergence of the name Nollywood is unknown before it was used in New York Times article in 2002 by some writers in referring to the Nigerian movie industry.  The term was formed from Holywood and Nigeria, and it still had no root of how it came about. The history can be boiled down to 1960, when Nigeria gained its independence. At that time, the first generation of Nigerian filmmakers such as Herbert Ogunde started with Nigerian folk opera and created the Ogunde theatre in 1945.

Other pioneers include Ola Balogun, Eddie Ugomba, Adeyemi Afolanya, and many more, and all kicked off with stage production before venturing into full film production. All the pioneers and the government under Yakubu Gowon contributed extensively to the promotion of the Nigerian film industry. Today, Nollywood is a big name worldwide and ranks among the best in the movie industry.

A Run-down on 100 Old Nigerian Nollywood Movies 

Below is a list of 100 old Nigerian Nollywood movies that needs to hit back on our home TV screen, cinemas, etc.

1. Sakobi: The Snake Girl (1998)

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Directed by Zeb Ejiro, it is one of the old Nigerian Nollywood movies that portray how wealth comes at a price. It is all about  Francis, a poor man who sacrifices his daughter to get rich. In the long run, his daughter was rejected, and he ended up paying a great price which was a short life span.

Some of the most prominent Nollywood actors in this movie include Francis Duru, Nkem Owoh, Anne Njemanze, Ebele Uzochukwu, Bob Manuel, Okey Igwe, Julius Agwu, Ernest Obi, Ejike Metusaleh, Uche Odoputa, Okey Okoronkwo, Tony One week, Stella Damasus, Genevieve Nnaji and Chris Okotie.

2. Rattle Snake (1995)

The movie talks about a young man named Ahanna Okolo who fell into a life of crime due to unfortunate events in his childhood. In a bid to seek revenge against his uncle and cater to his needs, he got involved in a gang that later turned out into a big one and committed some passion crimes.

The Nollywood movie directed by Amaka Igwe, featured actors like Francis Duru, Nkem Owoh, Anne Njemanze, Ebele Uzochukwu, Bob Manuel, Okey Igwe, Julius Agwu, Ernest Obi, Ejike Metusaleh, Uche Odoputa, Okey Okoronkwo, Tony One week, Stella Damasus, Genevieve Nnaji and Chris Okotie.

3. Keeping Faith: Is That Love? (2002)

This is one of the old Nigerian Nollywood movies with a mixture of drama and romance and was directed by Steve Gukas. It is a romantic movie that dramatizes the role black magic played in keeping a man.

The movie featured veteran actors like Genevieve Nnaji, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Joke Silva, Bimbo Akintola, Fred Amata, Ego Boyo, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Olu Jacobs, and others.

4. Glamour Girls (1994)

Directed by Chika Onukwufor, the movie talks about some ladies who were after money sex at the same time. It showcased the acts by Eucharia Anunobi and Zach Orji on acts of sexuality and the quest for money. Glamour Girls featured Eucharia Anunobi, Zack Orji, Liz Benson, Dolly Unachukwu, Gloria Alozie, and others.

5. Forever (1997)

The main character in the movie is a young boy who was separated from his mother and was left with his father, who has a new wife. While growing up, the treatment he got hardens the boy and turns him into a truant who took to drugs. Having a great musical talent, he was brought back on track by his mother, whose love for her son knew no bounds.

This is one of the old Nigerian movies that was directed by Amaka Igwe. The characters featured in the movie are Justus Esiri, Hilda Dokubo, John Nwaobi, Ohi Alegbe, Jaiye Aboderin (late), and others.

6. Amadas (1998)

It portrays three armed robbers who are known for their terrific robbery kills. They took part in several robberies and sent fear down the spine of anyone they met due to their heartlessness. One of the robbers shot his brother during a robbery attack in a bank for recognizing him. This shattered his life and made him live in regrets throughout his life.

The movie, directed by Andy Amenechi, featured the following actors: Enebeli Elebuwa, Saint Obi, Bimbo Akintola, Adaora Okoh, Peter Bruno, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey, etc.

7. Chain Reaction (1999)

The movie portrays evil at its peak and the karma that comes calling. This movie is about an oppressive woman Eucharia (Liz Benson), who was out for the quest to rule over her husband’s extended family with an iron fist. Her evil ways hit the dead-end as the consequences of her evil deed hit her.

8. Violated (1996)

The movie is a combination of romance and drama. It portrays Richard Mofe Damijo as Tega, who was a wealthy man from a well-off family. He fell in love with a woman who was from a humble family, Peggy (Ego Boyo). Their love story became complicated and hunted by events that occurred in their pasts.

This is one of the old Nigerian Nollywood movies directed by Amaka Igwe. The characters include Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ego Boyo, Kunle Bamtefa, Joke Silva, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, and others.

9. Silent Night (1996)

The crime-action drama starred Stanley (Ramsey Nouah), a wealthy young man who decided to become an acquaintance of Black Arrow, the leader of an armed robbery gang. He was arrayed before the court for a grievous crime, having his father as the judge. Despite being the son of the judge, justice was surely served.

10. Saworoide (1999)

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Jogbo is a fictional town in Nigeria where the king is breaking some traditions. Greed, wickedness, and more quest for power that are against the law are embraced. Nature takes its cause as the breakers of law die, and the land regains its victory.

11. Hostages (1996)

The storyline was centered on the love life of a poor boy and a girl from a very wealthy home. The movie is accompanied by captivating suspense, leaving viewers with the strong quest to know the poor boy’s fate with his rich girlfriend.

This is one of the old Nigerian Nollywood movies which was written and directed by Tope Idowu. It featured Ofuafo Otomewo, Richard Mofe Damijo, Bimbo Manuel, Lanre Slogan, Tunji Sotimirin, and Buky Ajayi.

12. Sango (1997)

Sango is a Nigerian movie that was created to illustrate the Yoruba story of the life and times of Sango, the fourth Alaafin of Oyo who ruled in the 15th century. The movie showed the reign of a quick-tempered god of thunder and the end of his reign. It featured Wale Adebayo, Bunmi Sanya, Wale Ogunyemi, Jimi Sholanke, Antar Laniyan, and others.

13. Suicide Mission (1998)

The lovely relationship between Austin and Winnie is destroyed by spiritual temptress Monique who went the extra mile to get him. Along the line, things began to turn against her bringing back the family’s happiness. The film was directed by Fred Amata and starred Richard Mofe- Damijo, Regina Askia, Ameze Imarhiagbe, Obot Etuk, and Patrick Doyle.

14. Most Wanted (1998)

This movie portrays four female graduates whose efforts to obtain a job prove abortive. They decided to try out a robbery, which they dress as men and carry out effortlessly, which makes it hard for the police to nab them. Unfortunately, three of them were later killed in their last robbery while one was caught on her way out of the country. This is one of the old Nigerian Nollywood movies directed by Tunji Gbamishigbin. This is the Nollywood version of the Hollywood Set It Off starring Regina Askia, Ibinabo Fiberisima, Ayo Adesanya, Liz Benson, Genevieve Nnaji, and Antar Laniyan.

15. Domitilla (1996)

The movie showed a group of young women who were formerly hawkers but took to prostitution for survival. Along the line, Domitilla got linked to a politician who took her as his mistress. Things turned sour when the politician died after a long night, leaving all fingers pointing at her.

Directed by Zeb Ejiro, the movie featured the following Sandra Achums, Enebeli Elebuwa, Maureen Ihua, Charles Okafor, Ada Ameh, Kate Henshaw, Basorge Tariah Jr, and Anne Njemanze.

16. Igodo (1999)

The film is centered on seven warriors who embarked on a dangerous journey to get a sword that will save their village from a spiritual curse. All died in the quest apart from Igodo, who returned alive.

The movie showcased actors like Sam Dede, Amaechi Muonagor, Charles Okafor, Prince James Uche, Pete Edochie, Norbert Young, among others, and directed by Andy Amenechi.

17. Blood Money (1997)

The Blood Money portrays the life of a formal banker who was in desperate need of getting back to his feet by joining a society of ritualists after he was scammed. Things didn’t turn out well for him as his sacrifices got him into trouble.

It starred the following Nollywood actors Zack Orji, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Francis Agu, Sam Dede, and was directed by Chico Ejiro.

18. Diamond Ring (1998)

The diamond ring is an old Nigerian Nollywood movie that starred a university bad boy named Chidi who joined a gang of bad boys to rob a mortuary. The action brought Chidi and his gang huge consequences in the long run. The movie casts include Liz Benson, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Bimbo Akintola, Bukky Ajayi, Tunji Bamishigbin, Sola Sobowale, Teju Gbade-Oyelakin, and more.

19. Nneka The Pretty Serpent (1994)

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Nneka the pretty serpent is a character that is possessed by an evil, seductive spirit that aims at taking away the souls and wealth of men. She succeeded in ruining Tony and Chima. Directed by Zeb Ejiro, the film starred Ndidi Obi, Okechukwu Ogunjiofor, Rita Nzelu, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Eucharia Anunobi, Ngozi Ezeonu, Sam Loco, etc.

20. Living In Bondage (1992/1993)

The movie showed a frustrated Andy who was not happy with his financial situation. He listened to his friend Paul who initiated him into a get rich quick cult. Andy gave his wife as a sacrifice in exchange for riches but got a crumbled life at the end. It featured Kenneth Okonkwo, Nnenna Nwabueze, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Francis Agu, Okechukwu Ogunjiofor, and was directed by Chris Obi Rapu.

21. Died Wretched (1998)

It is a story that centered on Chris, who is a millionaire and neglected his uncle Lucas that suffered to train him, and his wife gets all the blames for that. Lucas died in poverty and was given a befitting burial by Chris. It featured Tony Umez, Eucharia Anunobi, Rachel Oniga, Tom Njemaze and was directed by Keneth Nnebue.

22. Oracle (1998)

The storyline portrays three greedy friends who conspired with two village elders to steal the community artifacts. The act brought the wrath of a demonic spirit associated with the artifact that made sure the culprits paid with their lives. Featured in the movie are Pete Edochie, Prince James Uche, Enebeli Elebuwa, Charles Okafor, Saint Obi, and directed by Andy Amenechi.

23. Conspiracy (1999)

It is a story centered on a madwoman named Grace and her twins, James and John. The twin was taken to the city and grew up to become doctors. They came searching for a cure for their mother’s mental health. Conspiracy cast includes Onyeka Onwenu, Charles Okafor, Larry Koldsweat, Nkem Owoh, and directed by Chimdi Chiama and Ndubisi Okoh.

24. Out of Bounds (1997)

Out of Bound focused on Pastor Voke, who was targeted by two women to have sexual intercourse with him. He fell victim to the plot and ended up ruining his marriage. The movie casts are Richard Mofe Damijo, Bimbo Akintola, Rachael Oniga, Steve Rhodes, and directed by Tade Ogidan.

25. Karishika (1996)

The movie is centered on the reign of Lucifer, who ordered his demon called Karishika or Queen of Darkness, with a mandate of taking souls through sex. It featured Bob Manuel Udokwu, Becky Okorie, Sandra Achums, Obi Mmadubugo, Amaechi Muonagor, Sunny Mc-Don, etc.

26. True Confession (1995)

The movie is about Mabel, who lived a life that came with severe consequences on her son’s progress. She manipulated her son to the extent of throwing his wife out. But with time, things became worse, and she couldn’t hold on but to confess. The movie featured Zack Orji, Liz Benson, Sola Fosudo, Jennifer Ossai and was directed by Keneth Nnebue.

27. Mortal Inheritance (1996)

The movie was about a sickler named Kemi who fell in love with Chike, who has the AS genotype. The two were faced with their genotype and different ethnic backgrounds to deal with. This left Kemi with no choice but to end the relationship. This is one of the old Nigerian Nollywood movies directed by Andy Amenechi, featuring Fred Amata, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Kunle Bamtefa.

28. Scores To Settle (1998)

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The movie is about the suffering passed through by Sade, who her in-laws rejected as her husband passed away, leaving two sons behind. She was left with no option but to go with her children wallowing in poverty, insecurity, and rejection.

29. Yogo Pam Pam (1998)

This is one of the hilarious old Nigerian Nollywood movies that featured two friends Loco and Mambo Mambo. The two always wanted to make money but would never work for it. They were both in love with one girl and tried their best to woo her. It featured  Nkem Owoh, Okey Bakasi, and others.

30. Owo Blow (1996)

This is one of the old Nigerian Nollywood movies acted in the Yoruba language but was subtitled in English. The movie was broken into three parts, The Genesis, The Revolt, and The Final Struggle. It portrays a man who was jailed unfairly, which turns his family upside down. Featured Prince Leke Ajao, Bimbo Akintola, Adewale Elesho, Lanre Hassan, Sam Loco Efe, Binta Ayo Mogaji, Kayode Odumosu, Rachael Oniga, Adebayo Salami, and directed by Tade Ogidan.

31. Akidi (Ama-Oke Ani) (2010)

A movie stirring the reign of evil men in the community, then suddenly, they started getting the result of their evil deeds. It is a movie that will keep you entertained with lots of humor. Featuring Nkem Owoh, Victor Osuagwu, Patience Ozokwor, Sam Loco, Stephen Aljemba, Kingsley Orji, it was directed by Gabriel Moses.

32. Enemies of Progress

In a community where female children are not allowed to inherit the properties of their fathers. Nkem Owoh was left with the task of compelling his brother to marry a second wife to have a son. The movie featured Nkem Owoh, Amaechi Muonagor, Uche Ogbodo, Uche Rita, Rita Okoye etc.

33. Offor Na Ogu (2002)

Directed by Amayo Uzo Phillips, the movie portrays a very mean man that makes use of charm as he wants to destroy anyone that seems to challenge him. Even the king is scared of him, as he has threatened to take over the throne. It starred Nkem Owoh, Victor Osuagwu, John Okafor, Chinwetalu Agu, Ngozi Nwosu etc.

34. Ihe Onye Metalu (2002)

Directed by Prince Emeka Ani, the movie centers on the reward for wickedness. Showcasing a drunk that is after the truth in the community.

35. Last Days Of Sam Loco and Nkem Owoh

It showed the love life of Tochi and Benson, who wished to marry each other, but they are very poor. Nkem Owoh, the father of Tochi, disapproved of the marriage and used Benson as a rag.

36. Aki and Paw Paw (2002)

A family comic drama focused on the ignorant like of two young men as they terrorize their father.

Featuring Amaechi Muonagor, Chinedu Ikedieze, Osita Iheme, and directed by Amayo Uzo Phillip.

37. Old School (2002)

Directed by Gabriel Moses, the movie showcases the funny life of a woman known as Mama G. Featuring the likes of Patience Ozokwor, Sam Loco Efe, Chinwetalu Agu, Bob Manuel Udokwu.

38. The Flying Hat

A movie centered on a village drunk who reveals when people will die. He was laughed at but was later valued as his predictions started to happen. The Flying Hat starred Chinwetalu Agu, Sam Loco Efe, and many more.

39. Broken Marriage (2004)

Directed by Gabriel Moses, the movie is centered on a failed marriage and how devastating it turned out to be for the couple. It featured Pete Edochie, Patience Ozokwor, Chioma Chukwuka, Mike Ezuronye, Hilda Dokubo, and Zach Orji.

40. Peace Maker (2005)

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This is an amazing movie that will get you absorbed into it. Driven by passion and zeal to end abject poverty, which has eaten deep into the family of Achebe and Ndukwe, spurred the first two sons to take up a mission tied around fate, hope, and many uncertainties.

41. Oganigwe (1999)

Directed by Fred Amata, the old Nigerian Nollywood movie showcases the fetish-old culture of the Igbo tribe and their deities. It featured Zack Amata, Emmanuel France, Olu Jacobs, Larry Koldsweat.

42. Private Sin (2003) 

A movie about a devoted married man and a pastor who found himself in an emotional quagmire when he fell in love with Eve, his father’s young wife. Featuring Richard Mofe Damijo, Genevive Nnaji, Olu Jacobs, Patience Ozokwor, Emma Ayalogu, it was directed by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen.

43. Mr. Trouble (2003)

A comedy movie showcasing the life of a jobless and mischievous man who never ceases to show himself all the time. His best friend seems to be his alter ego. His case mate seems to be the best match for him. Starring Nkem Owo, Sam Loco Efe, Patience Ozokwor, Tom Njamanze, and directed by Sunday Nnajiude.

44. Baby Police (2003)

This is among the old Nigerian Nollywood movies that have a combination of comedy and drama. It talks about the life of a mischievous boy who goes from one deed to the other. It starred Jim Iyke, Mary Igwe, Onyi Alex, Arinze Aristotle, Chechen and was directed by Amayo Uzo Philips.

45. Amina (1999)

Directed by Ndubuisi Okoh, the movie portrays a King’s loving daughter who was framed out of envy for stealing and had to run to avoid facing the penalty. She then found herself in the northern part of the country, where she was adopted by a childless family who then changed her name. Featuring Pete Edochie, Olu Jacobs, Genevieve Nnaji, Larry Koldsweat, and Emeka Ossai.

46. Abuja Connection (2003)

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The movie portrays two women who were out in the quest for money and power. The rivalry between them makes one choose another path to make the money. Directed by Michael Ezeanyaeche, the movie casts includes Eucharia Anunobi, Clarion Chukwurah, Enebeli Elebeuwa, and many more.

47. Zoza (2006)

In the kingdom of Dimotundu, evil beclouded the heart of one of the high chiefs to become the King. He used all manner of wicked tools to achieve his selfish desires. Directed by Amayo Uzo Philips, the other casts are Pete Edochie, Chika Anyawu, Desmond Elliot, Ofiafuluagu Mbaka, Ngozi Ezeonu, Chinwetalu Agu

48. This Is Nollywood (2007)

Directed by Franco Sacchi, the movie is about the growth of Nollywood and how it is widely recognized. The casts include Bond Emeruwa and many more.

49. Isakaba (2000)

Directed by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, the movie depicts a young man who wishes to save his community from a robbery group that terrorizes them. He set out with his group to fortify themselves to face the group. The movie casts include Chinetalu Agu, Amechi Muonagor, Sam Dede, and many more.

50. Corner Corner (2005)

A comedy thriller showing collaboration between Ibu and Okay Bakassi. A young lady looking for a job came to a company managed by the two collaborators. The two went into war on who will have the girl upon employment. Featuring Okay Bakassi, John Okafor, Eucharia Anunobi, and directed by Amayo Uzo Philips.

51. Bad University Students

Featuring Oge Okoye, Tonto Dike, Uche Jombo, and Nonso Diobi, this old Nigerian Nollywood movie was directed by Afam Okereke, and it illustrates the bad lifestyle of young girls in the university.

52. Dangerous Affairs (1995)

Directed by Teco Benson, the movie is about a criminal case brought to the inspector of police to handle. Unknown to him, the suspect is the senator’s son. Starring Esiri Terila Thompson, Enebeli Enebuwa, and many more.

53. Parish House (2010)

The movie was about the transfer of Father Sylvester from the parish where Hezekiah (Nkem Owoh was the Catechist. Also showcased Ifunanya, the daughter of Hezekiah, who got pregnant and accused Theodore, the priest’s servant, of being responsible.

54. The Ghost (2005)

Directed by CJ Edward Enenta, the movie portrays how a dead man got married and had children. It took a long time before his real identity was revealed. The Ghost featured Desmond Elliot, Ibinabo Fiberesima, and Justice Esiri.

55. Old Fools 

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This is an intriguing and entertaining comedy movie showcasing the stupidity displayed by elderly men. It starred Nkem Owoh, Sam Loco Efe, Charles Inojie, Diewait Ikpechukwu andwas directed by Afam Okereke.

56. Across The River (2006)

It is an epic movie that concentrates on four friends that are struggling to make ends meet. The movie cast includes Sam Loco Efe, Andy Okeke, Camelia Mberekpe, etc.

57. Eyes of The Witches (1998)

This is one of the old Nigerian Nollywood directed by Fred Amata. It illustrates the witches of Ogbunike that used the body of an old woman to carry out their evil activities. This was done in a bid to torment everyone in the community. It starred Liz Benson, Zack Orji, and Bukky Ajayi.

58. Egg Of Life (2003)

To save the prince’s life, a group of girls was sent to the evil forest to get an egg of life. They faced a lot of terror in the forest, and only a few made it. Directed by Andy Amenechi, the movie casts are Pete Edochie, Clarion Chukwurah, Funke Akindele, and many more.

59. Sister’s Love (2008)

It is a classic 5 star Nollywood movie, and it showed the love between two sisters; the acts make it more intriguing to watch. It featured Omotola J.E, Genevieve Nnaji, Oge Okoye, Patience Ozokwor, Tony Umez, and was directed by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen.

60. Power of Love (2002)

A young girl Juliet was involved in a motor accident which got her paralyzed. Chris being her lover before moving abroad, came back to tie the nuts with Juliet got a serious issue between his parents, which was on the ground that he couldn’t marry a paralyzed woman. Power of Love featured Genevieve Nnaji, Ramsey Noah and was directed by Tarila Thompson.

61. Fulani 

This is a movie showcasing the power of the love of a young woman who went to an extent to lift the curse of the man she loves. Unfortunately, she has the princess to contend with to have him to herself. Starring Rita Dominic, Oge Okoye, Peter Bunor, Ali Nuhu, Mary Eustance, and directed by Ifeanyi Onyeabor.

62. Hatred (2002)

This is a classic movie where Chioma is sent to live in the village with her grandmother to look after her, but it turned to be a huge problem for her. She got married, and things made her understand the need to make up with her mother. Featuring Sandra Achum, Patience Ozokwor, and directed by Tchidi Chikere.

63. Lagos Taxi Driver 

This is a comedy-drama showcasing the Lagos life of a taxi man who manages his life with his passengers. Its cast include Nkem Owoh, Uche Ogbodo, Charles Awurum, and it was directed by Afam Okereke.

64. Blood Sisters (2003)

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This is one of the old Nigerian Nollywood movies directed by Tchidi Chikere that is a dramatic thriller. It centers on two sisters Esther and Gloria; the younger one, out of grieve and envy, went into the unimaginable act against her sister.

65. Too Late To Cry

Bright was in love with Blessing, who treated him badly, but he was opportune to find love again in another lady, but Blessing is not ready to let him go. Too Late to Cry stars include Kenneth Okonkwo, Empress Njama, Kanayo O. Kanayo, and Afam Okereke directed it.

66. A Cry For Help (2002)

Directed by Andy Amenechi, the movie portrays the life of an orphan girl who was in desperate need of help. It stars Nkiru Sylvanus, Andy Chukwu, Ngozi Nwosu, and many more.

67. Games Women Play (2005)

It is a classic movie that is centered on the lives of three beautiful ladies. Their lives all of a sudden changed into what they never imagined as a result of a crazy game they ventured into. Featuring Bob Manuel Udokwu, Genevieve Nnaji, Stella Damascus Aboderin, Omotala Jalade Ekehinde, Desmond Elliot, and directed by Lancelot OduwaImasuen.

68. Emergency Wedding (2003)

Directed by Adim Williams, the story talks about a man who married a rich woman in the quest for money. The woman comes into his home and destroys his family, but her nemesis caught up with her soon. Starring Genevieve Nnaji, Tony Umez, Clarion Chukwura, and many more.

69. One Dollar (2002)

Starring Victor Osuagwu, Patience Ozokwor, Jim Iyke, Bob Manuel Udokwu, One Dollar revolves around the reward for greed and wickedness. It is a comedy and educative movie aimed at giving your the required humor and knowledge.

70. Taboo Side (1993)

The movie is about the culture and traditions of a community towards things that stands as an abomination to the land—featuring Kenneth Okonkwo, Rosemary Honnah, Francis Agu, Oliver De Conque, Ngozi Nwaneto, Grace Ayazie, Joe Nwosu, Sam Loco, and others.

71. Yankee Girls (2008)

Directed by Moses Ebere, two friends turn enemies just to gain superiority over each other. Their hatred pushes them to ruin each other. The movie cast includes Rita Dominic, Omotala Jalade Ekehinde, Stella Damascus, Uche Ogbodo, and many more.

72. Across The River (2006)

Directed by Mac Collins Chidebe, the movie illustrates four friends who diabolically seek riches but soon discover that all that glitters are not gold. The movie cast includes Sam Loco Efe, Charles Okafor, Jerry Amilo, Keneth Okonkwo, and many more.

73. Taking Dangerous Chances (2006)

A crime Nigerian movie centered on a young woman and a mischievous Chief who is ready to do everything possible to achieve his aim. But every action has consequences and must conform to the law.

74. True Love Lives Forever (2003)

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A newly married couple was blessed with a house by the Father-in-Law. Months later, the wife was sent out of town on an assignment for the company, which gave rise to problems in the family, but in the end, Love had to let go of her mistakes—Starring Ramsey Nouah, Maureen Silver, Bruno Iwuoha, and directed by Afam Okereke.

75. The Trouble Maker (2003)

An action-filled movie aimed at a very troublesome and jealous woman who doesn’t like seeing the good of another. Always avoided by people in the community and also her family members.

76. Under 17 (2009)

An entertaining dramatic work featuring Paulicap and his friends that are struggling to overcome hardship. Having one thing in common, they ventured into disguising themselves as young ladies to make a living. Under 17 actors include Sam Loco Efe, Chinwetalu Agu, Victor Osuagwu, Dede One Day, Uche Ogbodo, and it was directed by Caz Chidiebere.

77. Mr. Ibu In London (2004)

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Starring John Okafor, Marian Davies, Lanre Falana, and directed by Adim Williams, Mr. Ibu in London is a comedy movie about a man who travels out of the country because he was bullied by the boyfriend of a girl he loves.

78. Early Marriage (2003)

This is one of the old Nigerian Nollywood movies directed by Chika Onu. It shows a very hardworking young village girl who was pushed by a woman to marry her wealthy son, who was later deceived by a friend to live a bad life in the city. Early Marriage cast includes Patience Ozokwor, Bob Manuel, Chioma Chukwuka, Oge Okoye, Emeka Enyiocha, etc.

79. The Fake Witch Doctor (2006)

This is one of the old Nigerian Nollywood movies directed by Amayo Uzo Philips that is focused on the gimmicks played by a man claiming to be a witch doctor. Conduct fake spiritual assistance to the people, and how he got the reward of his deceit.

80. Yellow Fever (2003)

Directed by Moses Ebere, Yellow Fever is a comedy movie focusing on a road warder known as a yellow fever officer. His hilarious ways of behavior will keep you stuck with the movie. It featured Nkem Owoh, Charles Awurum, Patience Ozokwor, and others.

81. Pains of a Blind Wife (2005)

Directed by Afam Okereke, the movie focuses on a blind woman loved dearly by her husband. Despite the hits coming from his family, he stayed strong to her. Starring Ini Edo, Saint Obi, Benita Nzeribe.

82. My Best Friend (2003)

A movie that is channeled on changing the African mentality that believes infertility is a bad omen. It staged two best friends who are in the agony of unproductivity. It features Bukky Ajayi, Ngozi Ezeonu, Omotala J.E, Enebeli Elebuwa and was directed by Andy Amenechi.

83. Love Story (2005)

The movie is about an orphan Eche, who grew up as a fisherman in the community. As the church hosted Betty and her father, the community pastor. Eche and Betty fell in love with each other. The movie cast includes Rita Dominic, Francis Duru, Laz Ekwueme, Ejike Asiegbu, and it was directed by Kingsley Omoefe.

84. Double Mama (2013)

A drama starring an old man who is madly in love with his woman, but he is also a womanizer. His lover is the jealous type that will never tolerate sharing her man with any other woman. Featuring Chinwetalu Agu, Osita Iheme, and directed by Andy Chukwu.

85. Sins of the Father Now Upon The Children 

Directed by Uzee Madubogwu, the movie depicts the effect of a father’s bad attributes towards the children. Showcasing a diabolical man who is known for his evil ways. Featuring Eucharia Anunobi, Charles Okafor, Chiege Alisigwe, Johnpaul Nwachukwu, Chinwe Owoh.

86. The Last Burial (2000)

This is one of the old Nigerian Nollywood movies directed by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen that showed a man going through serious financial difficulties and was introduced to an occult group where he made some human sacrifices to be rich. Starring Clem Ohameze, Eucharia Anunobi, Amaechi Muonagor, Sam Dede.

87. The Princess Crush (2006)

This movie focuses on a young handsome, and humble but unexposed guy who was loved by the Carrebian Princess Lateefah. Featuring John Dumelo, Yvonne Okoro and was directed by Kensteve Anuka.

88. Wild Rose

Starring a rebellious girl who is believed that her father’s demands will bring in situations that will change her way of life. Featuring Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Desmond Elliot, Shan George, Fred Amata, Sophia Obi, and Festus Aguebor.

89. Hope of Glory (2004)

Old Nigerian Nollywood Movies

Two best friends were separated because of greed. Showcasing how Judith was battling the guy she snatched from her best friend, who turned out to be her worst enemy. It features Maureen Solomon, Nkiru Sylvanus, Tony Umez and was directed by Sunday Nnajiude.

90. 666 Beware The End is at Hand (2007)

A movie showing the activities of Lucifer on earth. The pregnancy of a woman, that was done by the antichrist, and the restorations were done by a pastor known as Lazarus. Featuring Emeka Ani, Bob Manuel Anosike, Fred Ariko, Kenneth Chukwu, and directed by Ugo Ugbor.

91. Ikuku 1 (1995)

A family drama centered on the story of a young man chosen by the gods to serve the people. Featuring Pete Edochie, Nkem Owoh, Sam Loco, Zack Orji, Amaechi Muonagor, Ngozi Nwosu and directed by Zeb Ejiro.

92. Super Love (2003)

This romantic old Nigerian Nollywood movie is about a prince who came back from abroad to marry his love after his parents disagreed. He gets the shock of his life when she goes missing. Directed by Andy Amenechi, it stars Genevieve Nnaji, Pete Edochie, Ramsey Noah, etc.

93. The Brain Box (2006)

Okpara has three sons Eke, Dozie, and Nnamdi, the oldest who lives abroad and sends money and cars home. When Nnamdi came back to claim his properties, Dozie’s greed then got in the way. The Brain Box actors include Osita Iheme, Chinedu Ikedieze, Benedict Johnson, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Sam Loco Efe, and directed by Ikechukwu Onyeka.

94. The Magic Cap (2006)

Directed by Ikechukwu Onyeka, it illustrates a father who takes his son to the shrine in a quest to make money. Things turn sour as his son steals a magic cap from the shrine that makes him invincible. The Magic Cap stars Chinedu Ikedieze, Osita Iheme, and Sam Loco Efe.

95. The Vulture (2002)

The quest for money and power led many to the shrine of Igbudu, including Chief Ibeneme and Chimaroke. Igbudu granted their request, but the problem is can they keep his instructions? The stars of this film include Pete Edochie, Justus Esiri, Chinwetalu Agu, and Lancelot Oduwa Imaseun.

96. Submission (2002)

The movie is about a woman who wants to be in control of all the affairs in her family as to be able to destroy them. She becomes successful in using her last child, who heeds to whatever she says. Featuring Patience Ozokwor, Stella Damascus, Clem Ohameze and was directed by Christian Onu.

97. The Master (2004)

A movie directed by Andy Amenechi portrays the techniques used by scammers in defrauding people. Then the refusal to pay back his dues to his master brought his downfall in the movie. Among its cast are Charles Inojie, Jim Lawson Madueke, Osuofia (Nkem Owo), Kanayo O Kanayo, Ken Odurukwe, and Sunny Harp.

98. Promise Me Forever (2004)

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Directed by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, Promise Forever is about a girl caught in the web of love, deceit, and hates and has to choose between marriage and moving on. The movie casts include Genevive Nnaji, Ngozi Ezeonu, Jim Iyke, Stephanie Linus, and many more.

99. War Game (2006)

This film is about a rape victim who fights against rape on the campuses by cultists who inflict fear on their victims. Featuring Ini Edo, Oge Okoye, Nonso Diobi, Chigozie Atuanya, Kelvin Books, Mary Remmy, War Game was directed by Obi Callys Obinali.

100. Anunuebe (2003)

This comedy movie is about two lazy friends who want to go to the city and make money. Directed by Sunday Nnajiude, the movie cast include Nkem Owoh, Sam loco Efe, Rita Edochie, and many more.

5 Notable Remakes Of Old Nigerian Nollywood

  • Things Fall Apart
  • Igodo
  • Karashika
  • Rattle Snake
  • True Confession


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