What Are Some Popular Ghanaian Movies?


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"Demonic Angel," "Obaatan Nisuo" and "Angel in Me" are popular Ghanaian movies, according to GhanaNation.com. Other popular Ghanaian films include "Freetown," "The Cursed Ones," "Devil in the Detail," "Sankofa" and "Silver Rain," notes IMDb.com. Ghanaian film critic Sena Quashie recommends "I Sing of a Well," "Run Baby Run" and "Perfect Picture" as excellent examples of Ghanaian cinema.

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The Ghanaian film industry has close ties to Nigerian cinema. Collectively, Ghanaian and Nigerian cinema are referred to as Nollywood. Nollywood is culturally and economically important. The industry is the second-largest employer in the region, according to statistics from the United Nations. Nollywood filmmakers release approximately 50 films per year in a variety of genres. Stories about romance, supernatural events and religion dominate Nollywood narratives.

Ghanaian films, such as supernatural romance "Demonic Angel" and fantasy thriller "Angel in Me," reflect the demand for films with supernatural elements. "Sankofa," which chronicles the adventures of a model mysteriously transported to the past, is another popular film that relies on fantasy themes. Religious themes are prominent in "Freetown," which portrays the true story of Mormon missionaries working during the Liberian civil war, and "The Cursed Ones," a dramatic thriller about a reporter and a preacher who defend a young girl against allegations of witchcraft.

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