Kenya has seen an immense growth in film industry with some of the local films making it to international level and attracting on demand streaming networks such as Netflix. In this article we look at some of the locally produced Kenyan movies that are streaming on Netflix.
From the likes of Lupita Nyong’o winning awards on international film industry on Hollywood films, Kenyans have proven that they can produce films locally that are good enough to compete on the international level.
5 Amazing Kenyan Movies Streaming On Netflix
40 Sticks is a full-length Kenyan thriller feature film, now showing on Netflix in Africa, US, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. The film was directed by Victor Gatonye the brain behind the much successful Nairobi half Life Movie.
40 Sticks is about a group of prisoners trapped in a crashed prison bus strive to stay alive when they realize there is a mysterious killer lurking in the shadows.
The Kenyan film was released on 20th of November 2020.
Disconnect is a romantic comedy that brings out the intricacies and absurdities of the Nairobi dating scene.
The film was directed by Tosh Gitonga and the original story behind the film was written by Sabina Igbal. The film stars some of the top Kenyan actors such as Brenda Wairimu, Nick Mutuma Ctatherine kamau among others.
The film was release in 2018.
If you haven’t watched lion king, you need to get a copy and watch it. The Lion King was acted in Maasai Mara settings in Kenya.
The lion cub Simba is the pride and joy of his parents King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi. Mufasa prepares Simba to be the next king of the jungle. However, the naive Simba believes in his envious uncle Scar that wants to kill Mufasa and Simba to become the next king. He lures Simba and his friend Nala to go to a forbidden place and they are attacked by hyenas but they are rescued by Mufasa.
King lion was released in July 2019 and is available on Netflix.
Sincerely daisy is about a happy high school graduate’s dreams, romance and confidence. All things break loose when family and relationship drama put her plans for the future in doubt.
What makes the film more interesting is how the use local Swahili language together with English brings out the theme.
Sincerely Daisy was directed by Nick Mutuma and stares Ellah Maina, sam Psanjen, Mbeki Mwalimu among others.
The film was released 3 months ago and is available on Netflix
Poacher is an award winning Kenyan film that is available on Netflix for streaming. The movie which addresses issues on illegal ivory trade is set to premiere on the global streaming service on September 30 2020.
The film was directed by Tom Whitworth and tells the story of a desperate farmer who runs into trouble after stealing a stash of blood ivory from a gang of international terrorists.
The film was released in 2018.