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, sincere, talky and tense films and TV shows about / with lebanese, death, danger, blood, soldier, society, murder, military, culture clash and politics plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in France, Israel, Lebanon and other countries.
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lebanon movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as lebanon: Waltz with Bashir (2008), Under the Bombs (2007), Syriana (2005), Caramel (2007), West Beirut (1998), Cannon Fodder (2013), Killing Streets (1991), Tramontane (2016), The Sell Out (1976), Nuts (2016).

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: rough, surreal, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: nightmare, haunted by the past, war, soldier, memory loss, massacre, genocide, dog, corpse, army, introspection, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: israel, lebanon, middle east, palestine, beirut lebanon
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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, war, taxi, on the road, small town, bombing, friendship, unlikely couple, parents and children, village, romance, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: 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: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: cia, globalization, assassination, politics, bomb, capitalism, corruption, espionage, terrorism, political corruption, suicide, bribery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, lebanon, europe, persia, switzerland ...
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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, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, virginity, police officer, wedding, hairdresser, beauty salon, women, romance, muslim, actress, sexual attraction, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, israel, new jersey
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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, serious, sincere, realistic, reflective ...
Plot: coming of age, lebanese, politics, innocence lost, wartime life, youth, military life, battles, fall in love, civil war, society, friendship ...
Time: 90s, year 1975
Place: lebanon, middle east, israel, france, beirut lebanon ...
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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: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: zombie, soldier, military, gory, survival, military life, danger, supernatural, heroic mission, deadly, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, lebanon, israel
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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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, twins, rescue, crime, uncover truth, siblings relations, missing person, life is a bitch, confined, danger, hostages ...
Time: 90s
Place: lebanon, middle east
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 6.7
 229
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: choir, blindness, passport, braille, identity, false identity, bureaucracy, war veteran, violin, stage performance, adopted son, blind man ...
Time: 2010s
Place: lebanon
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 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: kgb, cia, espionage, former spy, murder, double agent, traitor
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, poker, game, empire, craziness, lebanese, cinema
Place: lebanon, middle east
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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: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: military, realism, gory, soldier, battle zone, war, anti war, battles, confined, danger, power relations, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: lebanon, middle east
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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, semi serious, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: village, hijab, religious differences, virgin mary statue, muslim, social differences, village life, religions or cults, society, social relations, uninhibited rivalry, idealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, lebanon
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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: gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: orphan, fish out of water, immigrants, young heroes, innocence lost, life is a bitch, misfit, youth, family relations, parents and children, eccentric family, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden, lebanon, europe, middle east, beirut lebanon
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful, touching
Plot: friendship, soldier, battle zone, military life, military, war, danger, friends, lebanese, refugees, ak 47, fighter pilot ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: lebanon, middle east, mine, palestine, cross country ...
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, lebanese, journalism, war, battle zone, political unrest, wartime life, media, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, hamburg germany, west germany, beirut lebanon ...
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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: semi serious, dark humor, atmospheric, humorous, realistic
Plot: youth, lebanese, nothing goes right, urban, obsessive quest, conflict, summer, nightlife, escapades, disorder, hit and run, post war
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: lebanon, middle east, beirut lebanon
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: terrorism, vengeance, revenge, airport, church, murder, vietnam veteran, faith, crimes, deadly, rivalry, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, vietnam, lebanon, rome italy
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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, revenge, politics, terrorism, secret agents, murder, jewish, vengeance, justice, morality, tragedy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, germany ...
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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, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, gun, car bomb, hostage situation, crime, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, crimes, german, danger, gunfight, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: middle east, lebanon, africa, europe, sudan ...
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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, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, adventure, horse, war, soldier, battles, muslim, arab, camel, british empire, politics, imperialism ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, jerusalem, saudi arabia, lebanon ...
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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, realistic, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: politics, society, dishonesty, political corruption, pianist, photographer, police brutality, protest, museum, psychiatrist, letter, interrogation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, europe, israel, palestine ...
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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: serious, gloomy, realistic, tense, sincere ...
Plot: soldier, military, anti war, battle zone, military life, war, military base, danger, confined, friends, evacuation, solitude ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century
Place: lebanon, middle east, israel
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: murder, immigrants, down on your luck, urban, misfit, society, unfulfillment, social misfits, crimes, deadly, refugees, breaking point ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, lebanon, europe, bosnia, argentina ...
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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, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: terrorism, friendship, orphan, lebanese, immigrants, hip hop, assassination attempt, child as adult, youth, friends, buddies, young heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: lebanon, europe, france, paris france, 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: serious, realistic, emotional, social
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, starting over, gender, friends, hopes, society, against the rules, introspection, love affair, twentysomething life, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: lebanon
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 8.3
 121K
Incendies (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, serious, psychological ...
Plot: rape, massacre, twins, dealing with death, muslim, prison, christian, orphanage, will, checkpoint, son, swimming pool ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1970 ...
Place: middle east, lebanon, montreal quebec, canada
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 6.9
 659
Blind Flight (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The true story of Irishman Brian Keenan and Englishman John McCarthy's extraordinary relationship as hostages of militias in Lebanon during the 1979-91 Civil War.
Style: gloomy, serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, hostages, captivity, prison, isolation, prison life, confined, friends, innocence lost, introspection, culture clash, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: middle east, lebanon
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The Delta Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandoes ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, terrorist, military, airplane, hijacking, adventure, stewardess, hostages, covert operation, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, israel, beirut lebanon, athens greece
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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: gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: destiny, life is a bitch, urban, death in the family, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, life turned upside down, family problems, lebanese, patient, pregnant woman, pregnant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon
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 7.0
 175
Cup Final (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Israeli soldier is taken hostage by a small PLO squad in Lebanon. The soldier planned to go on vacation and to fly to the world final soccer cup, he and his capturers share the love to soccer and toward the (not so happy) end a relationship is ...
Style: serious, bleak, captivating, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: hostages, soldier, war, anti war, wartime life, confined, captivity, military, life is a bitch, lebanese, hapless soldier, infantrymen ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, palestine
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