So what are the top 10 best Igbo movies of all time?
Truth be told, we all have our personal lists of our favorite movies.
However, this doesn’t stop the official ranking of movies online.
Despite having our own opinions about movies, there are some movies that clearly stand out from others and they deserve some accolades for their quality.
By quality, I do not actually mean video quality, as most of the movies in this list are actually old movies.
We are talking about the production quality, message, and overall professionalism of these movies.
You know some of these movies, as they were all blockbuster movies.
Some are even still popular till date.
So without wasting time, let us explore the top 10 Igbo movies of all time.
Top 10 Best Igbo Movies Of All Time
We all know that the Igbos partially dominate the Nigerian movie industry.
For that reason, most of the movies here are very familiar.
So, here is the official list of the top ten greatest Igbo movies of all time.
10. Nneka The Pretty Serpent
Most of us know this movie.
Believe me, this movie ‘Nneka The Pretty Serpent’ is one of the best Igbo movies ever made.
Although this movie was produced in the early 90s, it features a lot of professional scenes that are sure to blow your mind.
To date, this movie is one of the few Nollywood movies that actually got modern remakes.
With so much popularity and nationwide acceptance, this movie quickly claimed up the scale to become one of the greatest Igbo movies ever made.
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9. Blood Money
Just like a few movies in this list, Blood Money was actually produced in the late 90s.
Though this movie is old, it remains one of the best movies till date.
This movie tells the story of a banker who loses his job and gets ensnared in the midst of ritualists.
Due to his desire to survive, by all means, he soon agreed to make sacrifices to become a rich man.
This movie actually features a lot of strong scenes.
It is one of the most loved ritual movies of all time, and that is why it is still watched to date.
Today, this movie sits firmly as the 9th greatest Igbo movie of all time.
8. Scores To Settle
On the number 8th spot, we have the movie ‘Scores To Settle’.
This movie actually tells the story of a woman who faced a lot of hardship immediately after the death of her husband.
The moment her husband died, she was quickly rejected from the family and thrown out with her two sons.
Together, they all faced all sorts of troubles and trials and even death at some point.
Though there are so many Nigerian Igbo movies that feature similar storylines, this one stands out.
7. Living In Bondage
Living In Bondage is actually one of the oldest films in this lift.
This is a movie that tells the story of a man who used his wife for money rituals.
Although he became stinkingly rich, he soon experienced something bizarre in the long run.
His wicked deeds returned to him, and he became a madman along the line.
This is just a summary.
The main movie is actually very captivating, and it features strong scenes.
Though being very old, this is one of the most popular occult movies to date.
From general ranking, this movie makes it here as one of the best Igbo movies of all time.
Though this movie was produced in the late 90s, it remains one of the best Igbo movies ever made.
Surprisingly, this movie features a lot of special effects that send spine-chilling signals all over the body.
The overall atmosphere of this movie is actually very creepy, and it is still a popular movie to date.
With so much popularity and nationwide acceptance, this movie sits firmly as the 6th best Igbo movie of all time.
5. Aki Na Ukwa
Despite being a movie that is actually over a decade old, Aki Na Ukwa remains one of the best comedy movies in Nigeria.
It is actually an Igbo film that features two small popular actors Aki and Pawpaw.
The duo is very popular in Nigeria, mostly due to their size which often makes one mistake them for kids.
In this movie, these small men featured as brothers.
They can be seen causing havoc all around the village where they live, their school, and even their home.
This movie is really a delight to the eyes, as it features so many funny and naughty scenes.
Today, this movie is one of the greatest Igbo blockbusters ever produced.
In fourth place, we have none other than the famous ‘Sakobi’.
Just the opening scene of this movie is sure to frighten anyone.
This movie actually features a lot of bloody scenes, sacrifices, and more.
From the creepy dance steps by the snake girls to the sounds accompanying them, this movie is still ranked as one of the scariest movies in Nigeria.
The movie actually featured the veteran actor ‘Saint Obi’.
To date, this movie remains a blockbuster movie, and this makes it one of the greatest Igbo movies of all time.
3. Osuofia In London
Even as we speak, Osuofia in London remains one of the best Igbo movies ever made.
This movie actually starred the famous Nigerian actor ‘Nkem Owoh’.
It actually talks about the life and troubles of a local Igbo man who got an opportunity to visit London.
This is one of the greatest comedy movies in Nigeria.
It also helped to boost the acting career of Nkem Owoh.
It’s been over a decade since this movie was actually released, but it still remains fresh all over the country.
Today, this movie is ranked as the third greatest Igbo movie ever.
Oracle is another famous Nigerian Igbo movie.
Just like ‘Last Burial’, this movie also features horror scenes.
It is one of the most frightening movies ever made in Nigeria.
This movie actually tells the story of three greedy men and their exploits with their village Oracle.
This movie actually starts normal, but later on, it becomes a full blown horror movie.
From the sounds to the scenes and all that, I’m sure you’d not be able to watch this movie alone at night.
For its creepiness and strong story line,this movie became one of the best movies in Nigeria.
Due to its Igbo setting, this movie stands as the second greatest Igbo movie of all time.
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1. Last Burial
On the number one spot of top 10 best Igbo movies of all time, we have the movie ‘Last Burial’.
This is one of the best Igbo movies ever made.
Aside from being one of the best Igbo movies ever made, this movie is also one of the scariest movies in Nigeria to date.
From the scene which featured a sudden appearance of a dead man (played by Clems Ohameze) to other spine-chilling scenes and sounds, this movie is one of the greatest horror movies in Nigeria.
One interesting fact about this movie is that in every scene, you have to expect something strange and fearful.
Till date, this is one of the most popular nollywood movies, and it keeps trending.
The movie displays several occultic scenes, and it passes a strong message to the viewers.
Things Fall Apart
Even as we speak, this movie ‘Things Fall Apart’ is one of the greatest Igbo movies of all time.
It was actually this movie that shot the likes of Pete Edochie into the limelight.
The original story of this movie was written by the popular Nigerian writer ‘China Achebe’.
The storyline from his novel ‘Things Fall Apart’ was then used to make the movie ‘Things Fall Apart’.
This movie was aired in the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).
Till date, it remains one of the best Igbo movies of all time.
These are the top 10 greatest Igbo movies of all time.
There are some other Igbo movies not mentioned here.
This does not indicate that they are of less quality.
Conclusion Of Best Igbo Movies Of All Time
From the mighty list above, you can now see some of the best Igbo movies of all time.
These movies are all blockbusters, and they were cleanly produced, despite most of them being old films.
You can stream or buy any of these movies to get a first-hand experience of all that has been said in this article.
The scary movies here are sure to frighten you to the core, while the comedy movies in here are sure to make you laugh as hard as you can.
They are all wonderful movies, and I hope you watch them soon.
Suggestion: I believe that some of these movies can be found on the Iroko TV streaming platform, or they can be bought from major Nollywood movie distributors.
So far, that’d be all for this post.
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In all, have a nice day!