10 Classic Movies We All Watched

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If you recognise those things in the picture up there – kindly invite me to your next naming ceremony.

Before there was Netflix and HBO and Disney+ and Hulu etc., movies came in CDs and DVDs and even VHS tapes. You watched a movie and gave a neighbor, who passed it to another neighbor and so on, until everyone in the neighborhood had seen it (or your tape got cracked/misplaced). Here are some of those movies:

Osuofia In London (2003)

This movie chronicles the journey of the Osuofia to London on a visit. Starring Nkem Owoh, it is one of the earliest and most easily memorable comedy movies in Nollywood history.

Osuofia in London Movie Cover
Osuofia in London Cover

Aki na Ukwa (2003)

Also known as Aki and Pawpaw, this movie starred the duo of Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze. It was pure pidgin comedy and followed the lives of the troublesome duo that was Aki and pawpaw.

Aki Na Ukwa Cover
Aki Na Ukwa Cover

Home Alone 1–3 (1990–1997)

This was a staple in a lot of houses growing up as almost everyone had it in CD/DVD. It followed the story of 8-year-old Kevin, protecting his home from two neighborhood criminals.

Home Alone Cover
Home Alone Cover

Baby’s Day Out (1994)

This slapstick comedy follows the life of Baby Bink, a nine-month old kidnapped by three crooks who end up getting more than their weight in physical pain.

Baby's Day Out
Baby’s Day Out

Just A Little Sin (1998)

Three words: Mount. Zion. Movie. When I say the hairs on my back are standing as I write this, please believe me.

Mike Bamiloye's Just A Little Sin Cover
Mike Bamiloye’s Just A Little Sin Cover

Dangerous Twins (2004)

A story of betrayal and violence between twins. I remember thinking Ramsey Nouah had a real-life twin brother for years after this movie.

Dangerous Twins Cover
Dangerous Twins Cover

Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

The most recent movie on this list, we watched this for the Jet Li X Jackie Chan linkup.

The Forbidden Kingdom Cover
The Forbidden Kingdom Cover

Abuja Connection (2003)

A classic with Clarion Chukwura and Eucharia Anunobi. This movie is why I always pack a blanket whenever I spend nights outside my home.

Image for Abuja Connection Cover post
Abuja Connection Cover

Coming To America (1988)

Eddie Murphy’s story about an African Prince who runs off to the US to avoid an arranged marriage to find a woman of his dreams, this is definitely one with laughs and a lot of “awwws”.

Coming to America Cover
Coming to America Cover

Titanic (1997)

All I am going to say about is that Rose could have made space for Jack.

Titanic Cover
Titanic Cover

Honourable Mention – The Rise and Fall of Idi Amin

The Rise and Fall of Idi Amin Cover
The Rise and Fall of Idi Amin Cover

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