Kenyan movies you should watch on Netflix this weekend

You can now watch Nasfi on Netflix

Piece by: Maureen Waruinge

• Here is a list of Kenyan made TV shows and films you can watch on Netflix. 

• Enjoy your weekend supporting Kenyan films.

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The list of Kenyan films making debut on Netflix are increasing.

This is testimony to the great content movie fans want.

Country Queen premiered in 2022. It is currently on season 1. A Nairobi event planner returns to her village after 10 years, where she confronts her past — and a mining company that threatens to destroy her home.

Just In Time 2020 | Maturity Rating:13+ | 1h 31m | Dramas.

A meticulous clerk for a bookstore that has just been shuttered suddenly finds herself taking care of her cousin's witty 11-year-old daughter.

Starring: Sarah Hassan, Stycie Waweru and Mawuli Gavor among others.

Supa Modo 2018 | Maturity Rating:13+ | 1h 14m | Dramas.

When a young girl with a terminal illness dreams of making a superhero movie, her entire village comes together to make her wish come true.

Starring: Stycie Waweru, Marrianne Nungo, and Nyawara Ndambia.

Subira 2018 | Maturity Rating:13+ | 1h 39m | Drama.

As she navigates a death in her family, an arranged marriage and a move to the big city, a young woman fights continuously for her right to swim.

Starring: Brenda Wairimu, Tirath Padam, and Nice Githinji.

Nairobi Half Life 2012 | Maturity Rating:18+ | 1h 40m | Drama

Young Mwas leaves his rural home in Kenya and sets out for the capital Nairobi, determined to succeed as an actor despite his family's misgivings.

Starring: Joseph Wairimu, Olwenya Maina, and Nancy Wanjiku Karanja.

Nairobby 2021 | Maturity Rating:18+ | 1h 17m | Drama

After successfully pulling off a heist, six university students live a life on the run as jealously and greed put their friendships to the test.

Starring: Lorna Lemi, Jeritah Mwake, and Neville Ignatius.

Uradi 2020 | Maturity Rating:16+ | 1h 55m |.

A college student in Nairobi begins committing petty crimes to keep up with his peers, and then he ends up falling in with violent extremists.

The cast in the movie include; Bilal, Shix Kapienga, and Manasseh Nyagah

Nafsi 2021 | Maturity Rating:18+ | 2h 3m | 

After she and her husband struggle to conceive, a woman asks her best friend to be her surrogate — which ultimately puts their friendship in jeopardy.

Starring: Mumbi Maina, Catherine Kamau, Alfred Munyua, Alex Mwakideu among others. 

Disconnect  2018

A group of singletons stumbles through the wild dating scene in Nairobi as two friends wonder if their relationship is more than platonic. Director: David 'Tosh' Gitonga, and Michael Jones.

Cast: Brenda Wairimu, Nick Mutuma, Catherine Kamau, Pascal Tokodi, Patricia Kihoro, Pierra Makena, Bridget Shighadi, Brian Ogola, Illya Frank, Aseem Sharma, Arthur Sanya, Justin Mirichii, and Maqbul Mohammed

Added to Netflix: October 16, 2020

40 Sticks  (2019) 2019 TV-1493 MIN5.9/10

When their prison bus crashes in a forest on a rainy night, a group of criminals finds themselves battling wild animals and a mysterious killer.

Director: Victor Gatonye. 

Cast: Robert Agengo, Mwaura Bilal, Andreo Kamau, Cajetan Boy, Arabron Nyyeneque, Shiviske Shivisi, Xavier Ywaya

Added to Netflix: November 20, 2020

Something Necessary (2013)

In this drama, a woman rebuilding her life meets a young man seeking redemption in the wake of the civil unrest caused by the 2007 election in Kenya.

Director: Judy Kibinge.

Cast: Sue Wanjiru, Qdamah Kipchumba, David Kiprotich Mutai, Anne Kimani, Carolyne Chebiwott Kibet, Benjamin Nyagaka, Chomba Njeru, Hilda Jepkoech, Kipng'eno Kirui Duncan

Added to Netflix: November 11, 2022

Poacher  2018 

A daring farmer steals illicit ivory from a group of international terrorists and must elude their dangerous and deadly games.

Cast: Brian Ogola, Davina Leonard, Shiviske Shivisi, Lenny Juma, Olwenya Maina, Peter King, Alfred Munyua, and Mwajuma Belle. 

Added to Netflix: October 28, 2022.

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