Movies and TV shows set in lebanon

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in lebanon ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, bleak, emotional, suspenseful and sincere films and TV shows about / with lebanese, society, danger, death, soldier, politics, blood, murder, state affairs and father son relationship plots mostly in Drama, War and Thriller genres shot in France, Lebanon, Israel and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as lebanon: Waltz with Bashir (2008), Syriana (2005), Under the Bombs (2007), Beaufort (2007), The Best of Youth (2003), Killer Kid (1994), Ministry of Vengeance (1989), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Carlos (2010), Munich (2005).

List of movies set in lebanon

Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Israel, France, Germany, USA, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Much awarded animated documentary, in which director and Israeli army veteran Ari Folman interviews friends and former soldiers about their memories of the 1982 Lebanon war and especially the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut. The usage on ...
Style: surreal, psychological, stylized, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: nightmare, massacre, dog, soldier, corpse, memory loss, army, haunted by the past, war, genocide, guilt, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 80s, contemporary
Place: israel, lebanon, middle east, palestine, beirut lebanon
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 6.9
 120K
Syriana (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a ...
Style: tense, realistic, clever, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: cia, globalization, bomb, politics, corruption, espionage, terrorism, suicide, assassination, capitalism, prince, loss of son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, lebanon, usa, switzerland, europe ...
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Under the Bombs (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Lebanon, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the wake of Israel's 2006 bombardment of Lebanon, a determined woman finds her way into the country convincing a taxi driver to take a risky journey around the scarred region in search of her sister and her son.
Style: serious, realistic, propaganda film
Plot: taxi driver, taxi, war, small town, friendship, on the road, bombing, family relations, couple relations, demolished city, unlikely couple, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: lebanon
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 6.8
 4K
Beaufort (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 131 min.
Story: BEAUFORT tells the story of LIRAZ LIBERTI, the 22 year-old outpost commander, and his troops in the months before Israel pulled out of Lebanon. This is not a story of war, but of retreat. This is a story with no enemy, only an amorphous entity that ...
Style: realistic, sincere, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: soldier, military, anti war, friends, superior, superior officer, confined, war, battle zone, military life, military base, solitude ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century
Place: lebanon, middle east, israel
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The Best of Youth (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: politics, society, teacher, army, museum, corruption, musician, cafe, police brutality, protest, pianist, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 90s, 70s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, europe, palermo italy, venezuela ...
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 7.2
 208
Killer Kid (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Laïd lives in war-torn Lebanon. Chosen and trained by an extremist organisation, he has been forced to enter the adult world far too early. He has been transformed into a fanatical and programmed machine, whose life could be summed ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: terrorism, friendship, orphan, lebanese, crimes, immigrants, friends, youth, danger, hip hop, young heroes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: lebanon, france, europe, arc de triomphe paris, beirut lebanon ...
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71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 71 scenes revolving around multiple Viennese residents who are by chance involved with a senseless gun slaughter on Christmas Eve.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: murder, breaking point, deadly, refugees, atrocity, urban, misfit, society, crimes, social misfits, immigrants, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: lebanon, austria, europe, bosnia, haiti ...
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Ministry of Vengeance (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: David Miller is a Vietnam vet who renounced violence and became a minister after he was forced to blow up a Viet Cong kid in self defense, but years later, when David's wife Gail and daughter Kim are killed by a group of terrorists led by Ali ...
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: airport, murder, church, terrorism, vengeance, revenge, rivalry, gang, lebanese, clergy, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: lebanon, vietnam, italy, rome italy
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 216 min.
Story: The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological ...
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Plot: desert, horse, war, adventure, muslim, soldier, battles, interrogation, explosion, torture, imperialism, rebel ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: middle east, lebanon, saudi arabia, jerusalem, ottoman empire ...
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 7.7
 12K
Carlos (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 330 min.
Story: The story of Venezuelan revolutionary, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the OPEC headquarters in 1975 before being caught by the French police.
Style: epic, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, gun, car bomb, hostage situation, german, gunfight, crime, fugitives, outsmarting, criminal heroes, hostages, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 70s
Place: middle east, lebanon, sudan, europe, africa ...
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 7.6
 197K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, factual, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassination, politics, revenge, terrorism, murder, jewish, vengeance, secret agents, morality, justice, paranoia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, germany ...
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 4.1
 188
Cannon Fodder (2013)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: Israel
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Doron, a security operative, who takes on one last mission: to capture, number 3 in the terrorist organization of Hezbollah, in Lebanon. With an elite force, Doron enters Lebanon to complete his last mission. Very soon he discovers that reality is ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, dark humor, scary ...
Plot: zombie, military, soldier, bio weapon, danger, survival, supernatural, imaginary, military life, heroes, deadly, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: lebanon, middle east, israel
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 7.7
 3K
West Beirut (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Norway, Lebanon, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In April, 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school, making Super 8 movies with his friend, Omar. At first the war is a lark: school has closed, the violence is fascinating, getting from ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, reflective ...
Plot: coming of age, lebanese, politics, wartime life, military life, fall in love, youth, battles, society, innocence lost, civil war, friendship ...
Time: 90s, year 1975
Place: lebanon, middle east, israel, france, beirut lebanon ...
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Where Do We Go Now? (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Lebanon, Egypt, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: On a remote, isolated, unnamed Lebanese village inhabited by both Muslims and Christians. The village is surrounded by land mines and only reachable by a small bridge. As civil strife engulfed the country, the women in the village learn of this fact ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: muslim, village, virgin mary statue, hijab, religious differences, hopes, religions or cults, social relations, disagreement, social differences, against the odds, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, lebanon
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Circle of Deceit (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Georg Laschen leaves his family in West Germany to go work as a war correspondent in Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians.
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: politics, lebanese, war, love and romance, against humanity, life is a bitch, battle zone, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, danger, journalism, media ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, west germany, beirut lebanon, hamburg germany ...
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 6.6
 1K
Zaytoun (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Israel, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Beirut, 1982: a young Palestinian refugee and an Israeli fighter pilot form a tentative bond in their attempt to make their way across war-torn Lebanon back to their home.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, suspenseful, serious
Plot: friendship, military, soldier, friends, war, battle zone, military life, lebanese, refugees, danger, gun, tree ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: lebanon, middle east, palestine, mine, cross country ...
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Killing Streets (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young Marine is kidnapped by terrorists in Lebanon. His twin brother, frustrated at his inability to get any kind of information from the government about his brother's plight, travels to Lebanon with a plan for his own rescue operation.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, rescue, twins, siblings relations, crime, uncover truth, confined, state affairs, hostages, life is a bitch, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: lebanon, middle east
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 7.1
 11K
Caramel (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Lebanon
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a beauty salon in Beirut the lives of five women cross paths. The beauty salon is a colorful and sensual microcosm where they share and entrust their hopes, fears and expectations.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: virginity, friendship, muslim, actress, sexual attraction, beauty salon, hairdresser, wedding, police officer, lesbian, women, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, israel, new jersey
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 6.7
 3K
Zozo (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, War
Country: Sweden, Czech Republic, UK, Denmark, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Lebanese boy gets separated from his family during the civil war and ends up in Sweden.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: orphan, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, wartime life, young heroes, immigrants, disorder, eccentric family, youth, fish out of water, refugees ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: lebanon, sweden, europe, middle east, beirut lebanon
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 6.9
 10K
Lebanon (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: June, 1982 - The First Lebanon War. A lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town - a simple mission that turns into a nightmare. The four members of a tank crew find themselves in a violent situation that they ...
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: military, bodies, superior, undisciplined, battle zone, infantrymen, war, danger, sergeant, realism, deathtrap, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: lebanon, middle east
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 6.7
 164
Falafel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Lebanon
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Everything bad that can happen on the way to a party happens to young Tou on this nighttime trip though Beirut.
Style: realistic, humorous, atmospheric, semi serious, dark humor
Plot: lebanese, youth, escapades, nothing goes right, hit and run, urban, nightlife, disorder, obsessive quest, conflict, summer, post war
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: lebanon, middle east, beirut lebanon
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 242
Tramontane (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rabih, a young blind man, lives in a small village in Lebanon. He sings in a choir and edits Braille documents for an income. His life unravels when he tries to apply for a passport and discovers that his identification card, which he has carried ...
Plot: blindness, braille, choir, passport, false identity, identity, bureaucracy, single mother, wedding party, war veteran, stage performance, adopted son ...
Time: 2010s
Place: lebanon
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 492
The Sell Out (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, Israel
Duration: 101 min.
Story: This action drama centers on a former CIA operative who grudgingly rejoins the spy game due to the machinations of his one-time student - a screw up who goes to work for the Soviets. As his job drags him deeper into a dangerous and under-handed ...
Plot: cia, kgb, espionage, murder, double agent, traitor, former spy
Place: lebanon, israel
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 6.6
 87
Nuts (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Lebanon
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jenny was made for love and Lana for gambling. In this old-fashioned country, Lebanon, women have no say. Defying everyone and everything they will fight for their freedom whatever the cost.
Plot: gambling, game, poker, lebanese, craziness, empire, cinema
Place: lebanon, middle east
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 8.5
 15K
Capernaum (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Zain, a 12-year-old boy scrambling to survive on the streets of Beirut, sues his parents for having brought him into such an unjust world, where being a refugee with no documents means that your rights can easily be denied.
Plot: child abuse, poverty, lawsuit, refugee, child bride, money, boy, courtroom, menstruation, 12 year old, prison, judge ...
Time: 2010s
Place: lebanon, beirut lebanon
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 6.7
 580
The Kite (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young 15 year old girl, Lamia, lives in a southern Lebanese village on the border with Israel. She is given in marriage to her cousin on the other side of the border. As Lamia crosses the barbed wire she also passes from childhood into adulthood, ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: introspection, state affairs, hopes, village life, sexual relations, wartime life, life is a bitch, family relations, village, culture clash, youth, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, lebanon
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The Valley of Tears (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie, a Canadian editor specialized in testimonies of Genocide survivors, starts to receive anonymous large envelopes with the narrative of Ali, a young Palestinian who grew up in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Intrigued, Marie investigates the origin ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, interracial relations, family tradition, testimony, society, haunted by the past, civil war, uncover truth, atrocity, lebanese, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: lebanon, canada, middle east
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 5.6
 129
Out Loud (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Lebanon
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A modern tale of friendship and love in Lebanon today. It is also a bittersweet reflection on the social struggles of the after war generation.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, social
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, love and romance, against the rules, hopes, gays and lesbians, starting over, gender, introspection, misfit, society, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: lebanon
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Blind Intersections (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three protagonists, one city, different backgrounds: Nour, India and Marwan pass each other but they never meet, though the effect of one incident will drastically alter their lives. Caught in a moment, their lives fall apart in just a matter of ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: family problems, death in the family, dysfunctional family, lebanese, urban, destiny, down on your luck, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, flashback, marriage, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: lebanon, middle east, beirut lebanon
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The Big Grasshopper (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: While he is trying to escape from a hit man, Carl is setting up a kidnapping in Beirut. He gets lost on his way, falling in love with Salène, a.k.a. "La grande sauterelle"...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: casino, hitman, unlikely criminals, on the run, best friends, heist, against the odds, danger, criminal heroes, friends, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, lebanon
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