Movies and TV shows set in tel aviv

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in tel aviv ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy and queer cinema films and TV shows about / with jewish, cigarette smoking, nudity (full frontal - brief), singing, lgbt, male nudity, photograph, kiss, family relations and parents and children plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in Israel, France, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tel aviv: Land of Plenty (2004), Phoenix (2014), Sublet (2020), Out in the Dark (2012), Snails in the Rain (2013), Jellyfish (2007), All Eyes Off Me (2021), Big Bad Wolves (2013), The Bubble (2006), Antarctica (2008).

List of movies set in tel aviv

Land of Plenty (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: After living abroad, Lana returns to the United States, and finds that her uncle is a reclusive vagabond with psychic wounds from the Vietnam War.
Style: sincere, psychological, realistic, serious, multicultural ...
Plot: terrorism, paranoia, vietnam veteran, politics, hopes, introspection, self discovery, haunted by the past, redemption, obsessive quest, society, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tel aviv, israel ...
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 7.3
 19K
Phoenix (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A disfigured concentration-camp survivor, unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis.
Style: psychological, enigmatic, atmospheric, tricky, poignant ...
Plot: betrayal, world war two, haunted by the past, hospital, survivor, brutality, secret, holocaust survivor, divorce, jewish, husband wife relationship, surgery ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century, year 1945, year 1938 ...
Place: europe, berlin germany, tokyo, israel, palestine ...
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 7.0
 2K
Sublet (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A gay New York Times travel writer comes to Tel Aviv after suffering a tragedy. The energy of the city and his relationship with a younger man brings him back to life.
Style: psychological, humorous, sentimental, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay sex, gay love, male nudity, gay interest, gay lead character, lgbtq, writers, gay couple, friendship, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, israel, tel aviv israel, mediterranean sea, tel aviv
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Out in the Dark (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two young men — a Palestinian grad student and an Israeli lawyer — meet and fall in love amidst personal and political intrigue in this striking debut feature from Israeli director Michael Mayer.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, gay relationship, forbidden love, gay couple, gay student, homosexuality, gay sex, love affair, muslim, family relations, lgbtq, society ...
Time: 21st century, year 1993, contemporary, 90s
Place: middle east, israel, tel aviv israel, palestinian authority, asia ...
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Snails in the Rain (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Tel Aviv, Summer 1989. Boaz, a beautiful and alluring linguistics student, receives anonymous, male written love letters, that undermine his sexual identity and interfere on his peaceful life with his beloved girlfriend.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, suspense, erotic ...
Plot: gay, homoeroticism, lgbt, gays and lesbians, self discovery, lifestyle, couples, gay sex, masturbation, gay crush, gender, lgbtq ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: israel, tel aviv israel, tel aviv, middle east, asia
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 7.0
 3K
Jellyfish (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Meduzot (the Hebrew word for Jellyfish) tells the story of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life. Batya, a catering waitress, takes in a young child ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: wedding, honeymoon, family relations, estrangement, city life, friendship, maid, couples, lifestyle, orphan, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, asia, middle east, tel aviv israel, mediterranean sea ...
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All Eyes Off Me (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A party in Tel Aviv, Israel. Danny is looking for Max to share that she is pregnant with his child; but Max has just started a new relationship with Avishag whose rough sexual fantasy he is trying to make come true.
Plot: lgbt, feminism, butterfly, pregnancy, intimacy, abortion, male full rear nudity, bisexual man, male female relationship, dog walker, woman urinating, drugs ...
Place: tel aviv
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 6.8
 17K
Big Bad Wolves (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings - a ...
Style: disturbing, brutal, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twists and turns, serial killer, vengeance, violent, crimes, kidnapping, vigilantism, murder, violence, obsession, investigation, imagination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, tel aviv, tel aviv israel, palestine
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 7.3
 6K
The Bubble (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the rest of the country and the turmoil it's going through. ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay soldier, lgbt, friendship, lgbtq, forbidden love, occupation, understanding, civil rights, fall in love, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem, tel aviv israel, jordan ...
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 5.9
 821
Antarctica (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Set in Tel Aviv, focuses on an interconnected group of friends and their various relationships. At the center is the adorably bookish Omer, about to turn 30, who still hasn't found himself, and his free-spirited best friend Miki, who both end ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, family relations, hopes, introspection, romance, lifestyle, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, dancer, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tel aviv israel, israel, tel aviv, middle east
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 7.0
 3K
Yossi (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The sequel to "Yossi and Jagger" finds character Yossi (Ohad Knoller) leading a sad existence after losing his partner Jagger on the battlefield. A chance encounter with a middle-aged woman linked to his past shakes up his otherwise staid ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, road movie ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, gay soldier, male nudity, coming out, bereavement, love and romance, fall in love, workplace situations, workplace, skinny dipping, lgbtq, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tel aviv israel, tel aviv, israel
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 4.3
 1K
Cover-Up (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mike Anderson, a tough American reporter on a dangerous foreign assignment, finds his own life in jeopardy when he uncovers a deadly labyrinth of political intrigue that threatens the lives of thousands. Dispatched to investigate a mysterious and ...
Style: suspense, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, reporter, conspiracy, cia, terrorist plot, ambassador, heroes, military, secret agents, journalist, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: middle east, israel, los angeles, tel aviv israel, tel aviv
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 5.9
 541
Alila (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Life in a flimsy Tel Aviv apartment complex is a sour urban mosaic whose seedy characters, try as they might, can't get out of one another's faces. The character's lives overlap and collide. Gabi, a bobbed haired sexpot, and her lover ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: family problems, family relations, couple relations, immigrants, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, social relations, culture clash, infidelity, human nature, working class, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, tel aviv
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Live and Become (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1980 the black Falashas in Ethiopia are recognised as genuine Jews and are secretly carried to Israel. The day before the transport the son of a Jewish mother dies. In his place and with his name (Schlomo) she takes a Christian 9-year-old boy.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: adoption, foster home, racism, family relations, refugee, rescue, rabbi, hidden identity, love of one's life, orphan, hopes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: africa, paris france, france, israel, ethiopia ...
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Or (My Treasure) (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Or shoulders a lot: she's 17 or 18, a student, works evenings at a restaurant, recycles cans and bottles for cash, and tries to keep her mother Ruthie from returning to streetwalking in Tel Aviv. Ruthie calls Or "my treasure," but ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: escort, prostitution, down on your luck, family relations, coming of age, parents and children, lifestyle, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, tel aviv israel, tel aviv
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 5.9
 640
Cupcakes (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of friends in a Tel Aviv suburb get together to watch Universong, a Eurovision-like television song contest. They gather to watch and are depressed by the lifelessness of the Israeli entry, a parody of many recent offerings, a flashy, ...
Style: parody, funny, semi serious, captivating, satirical ...
Plot: gay, group of friends, friendship, lgbt, competition, singing competition, lgbtq, music band, music, contests and competitions, humour, friends ...
Place: israel, tel aviv israel, paris france, tel aviv
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 6.6
 39
Mouna (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mouna is a Palestinian photographer living in Tel Aviv, moments before her big professional break. When a military operation in Gaza goes out of hand, she is faced with the realities of both worlds she lives in, and with the close relationships with ...
Plot: sex, female photographer, relationships, art exhibition, mother daughter relationship, domestic violence, father daughter relationship, middle east conflict, israeli palestinian conflict, photograph
Place: tel aviv israel, tel aviv, palestine, israel
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 8.7
 93
PMTA (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Marcel Ben David is a former police officer that joins PMTA (initials in Hebrew for: Tel Aviv District Attorney), and herself in the middle of an entangled corruption story. A suspenseful legal drama with Chen Amsalem, Shlomo Bar-Aba and Oshri Cohen.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever
Plot: judiciary, corruption, attorney general, police interrogation, investigation, lawyer, legal, judge, district attorney, court, police investigation, attorney
Place: israel, tel aviv
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The Going Up of David Lev (1973)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A ten-year-old Israeli boy whose father died years earlier during the Six-Day-War is determined to find out more about his father's death. He skips school and, with the help of a friendly cab driver, heads to Jerusalem to find the men who ...
Plot: taxi driver, skipping school, death of father
Place: jerusalem, tel aviv israel, israel, tel aviv
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