Tuesday, January 18

NETFLIX: Movies to watch on Christmas day if you are in Nigeria

Globally, the Christmas season is one of the highly anticipated seasons of the year and Nigeria is not an exception.

However, Christmas celebrations can be boring is you are home alone and looking for something to while away your time with. One way to fix the boredom of being home alone is to watch movies. At Nairametrics, we not only talk money and business we also like to relax and have fun.

A blend of blockbusters on Netflix is needed to brighten up the day and strengthen family bond during the Christmas celebration. Here is a selection of blockbusters across Nollywood and Hollywood that you definitely should check out.

A Naija Christmas

A Naija Christmas is a 2021 romantic comedy directed by Kunle Afolayan, and starring Abayomi Alvin, Kunle Remi, Efa Iwara, and Rachel Oniga.

The story tells of a single mother (Madam Agata) with three grown-up sons who are thrilled in their own independent lives. However, the growing peer pressure experience by their mother made her set an ultimatum for her sons to bring home partners that would give her grandchildren, hence putting them on a ride through romance, drama and eventually changing their lives.

A mother Christmas wish and the grand prize that comes with it set off a fierce competition between her sons.

Don’t Look Up

Don’t Look Up starring Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the latest movies on Netflix. The movie from Adam McKay follows two astronomers who realize a comet is going to hit earth and try to warn the population. As you can imagine, they are met with … well, not the reaction they expected.

Fine Wine

Fine Wine is a 2021 romantic comedy directed by Seyi Babatope, written by Temitope Akinbode, Diche Enunwa and featuring Richard Mofe-Damijo, Zainab Balogun, Nse Ikpe-Etim.

The movie centers on Kaima, a young corp member working in a bank and dating a senior account officer in the same bank. In a twist of fate, she met a lonely but rich older man who falls in love with her and this new lover finds himself in the crossfire of society competing with a younger man for Kaima’s heart.

The Christmas Chronicles

The Christmas Chronicles certainly has the makings of a classic given it features Kurt Russell as Santa Claus. The film follows siblings Kate and Teddy Pierce (Darby Camp and Judah Lewis, respectively) as they try to catch Father Christmas on camera, only to go on an adventure that is every kid’s dream.

Tanwa Savage

Tanwa Savage is a movie about the life marriage scandal of a popular Nigerian celebrity; One man and three pregnant women from three different tribes under one roof after his long years of marriage to his beloved wife failed to yield him a child that he desperately desires to have.

The 2021 comedy features Bimbo Ademoye, Timini Egbuson, Segun Arinze, Linda Osifo, Nkechi Blessing, and Joseph Momodu.

Red Notice

Red Notice is a 2021 action-comedy, crime movie directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber and features Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot.

The movie is about an FBI profiler pursuing the world most wanted art thief and in the process, becoming his reluctant partner in crime to catch an elusive crook who is always one step ahead.

Gemini Man

Gemini Man is a 2019 Hollywood entertaining action sci-fi film directed by Ang Lee, written by David Benioff, Billy Rayan, Darren Lemke and starring Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong.

The story tells the story of an aging NSA agent, who’s targeted for death but ready to quit after completing his 72nd job. However, the skilled snipper faces off with a younger and stronger clone version of himself engineered by a government agent to kill him.

Namaste Wahala

Namaste wahala is a 2020 Nigerian cross-cultural romantic comedy film produced, written and directed by Hamisha Daryani Ahuja.

The movie is about Raj, an Indian-born investment banker based in Lagos who falls in love with Didi, a Nigerian lawyer volunteering with her friend Leila’s in an NGO. The interracial couple face a new dilemma when their respective parents find out about their relationship and disapprove of it.

Hire a woman

Hire a Woman follows the love story of a young man who takes extreme measures in a bid to get back at his ex-girlfriend. He did not know he would find love in the most unlikely place/person.

The romantic comedy is produced and directed by Chinneylove Eze and Ifeanyi Ikpoenyi and starring, Uzor Arukwe, Nancy Isime and Alexx Ekubo.

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is an incredibly fun musical starring Forrest Whittaker and Keegan-Michael Key. The film sees Journey (Madalen Mills), the granddaughter of an eccentric toymaker Jeronicus (Whittaker) try to get his book of inventions back from the man who stole them, Gustafson (Key).


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