5 Hollywood Movies That Have Showcased Nigeria

Occasionally, Hollywood movies have some parts where they showcase Africa as a continent.

It could be just a scene, sometimes not even shot in the country but on a set designed to look like the country but they try to meet the country halfway at least. Here are a few times we remember Hollywood showcasing Nigeria in movies.

1. Sahara

Sahara is a 2005 American–Spanish action-comedy adventure film directed by Breck Eisner that is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Clive Cussler. It stars Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn and Penélope Cruz.

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2. Sanders of the River

Sanders of the River is a 1935 British film directed by the Hungarian-British director, Zoltán Korda, based on the stories of Edgar Wallace. It is set in British Nigeria. The lead Nigerian characters were played by African-Americans Paul Robeson and Nina Mae McKinney.

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3. The Cursed Ones

The Cursed Ones is a 2016 British film that was directed by Nana Obiri Yeboah and produced by Nicholas K. Lory. The original screenplay was written by Maximilian Claussen. The film tells the story of a disillusioned reporter and an idealistic young pastor, who fight to free a girl accused of witchcraft from the clutches of a system of corruption and superstition in the heart of West Africa.

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4. Tears Of The Sun

Tears of the Sun is a 2003 American action war drama film depicting a U.S. Navy SEAL team rescue mission amidst the civil war in Nigeria. LT A.K. Waters (Bruce Willis) commands the team sent to rescue U.S. citizen Dr. Lena Fiore Kendricks (Monica Bellucci) from the civil war en route to her jungle hospital.

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5 . captain America: civil war 

Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger and 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.


We’re still not happy with how Nigeria was represented in Captain America: Civil War.

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