Movies and TV shows set in north africa

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in north africa ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, melancholic and interesting films and TV shows about / with desert, brutality, danger, catastrophe, heroes, death, dialogue, mentor, betrayal and violence plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres shot in France, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as north africa: Beau Geste (1966), Waiting for Happiness (2002), The Battle of El Alamein (1969), Allied (2016), Spectre (2015), Naked Lunch (1991), Daresalam (2001), Lionheart (1990), Oasis of the Zombies (1982), The Double (1971).

List of movies set in north africa

Beau Geste (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Beau, John, and Digby Geste are three inseparable, adventurous brothers who haven been adopted into the wealthy household of Lady Brandon. When money in the uppercrust household grows tight, Lady Brandon is forced to sell her most treasured jewel ...
Plot: jewel theft, foreign legion, belly dancer, sand, bayonet, sunburn, punched in the stomach, stabbed in the back, soldier, punishment, desert, brother ...
Place: north africa
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Waiting for Happiness (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Mauritania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of two people who cross paths in Nouhadhibou.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: desert, beach, immigrants, culture clash, isolation, village life, village, ocean or sea, social relations, golden years, orphan, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, europe, north africa
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The Battle of El Alamein (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This movie's opening prologue states: "June 1942. As Rommel swept toward the Nile, the fall of Egypt and the capture of the Suez Canal seemed inevitable. Italian and German advance units raced toward Alexandria. Mussolini had given ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, desert, soldier, heroes, war, battle zone, battles, tough heroes, against humanity, danger, escapades, infantrymen ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: africa, north africa, germany
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Allied (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
Style: suspense, bilingual, tragic ending, surprise ending, romantic ...
Plot: spy, french, resistance, betrayal, love, war, race against time, deception, military, massacre, death, femme fatale ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, north africa, morocco, london, england ...
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Spectre (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Style: suspense, exciting, entertaining, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, british secret service, secret agent, secret service, james bond, 007, heroic mission, assassin, car chase, secret mission, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: rome italy, austria, north africa, big ben london, london ...
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Naked Lunch (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.
Style: surreal, psychological, sexual, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: writing, seduction, hallucination, bug, exterminator, drug abuse, murder, jazz, hallucinations, postmodernism, addiction, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, north africa
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Daresalam (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Burkina Faso, Chad
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a small Central African village, boyhood friends Djimi and Koni have come of age under a post-colonial government that levies crippling taxes and legally robs local farmers of their meager crops. When impulsive Koni savagely attacks a visiting ...
Plot: friendship, friend, battle, taxes, massacre, politics, revolt, village, rebel army, childhood friend, rebel
Place: north africa
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Lionheart (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal her husband and to maintain her child. To earn the money ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, revenge, foreign legion, fistfight, drug dealer, on the run, master warrior, rivalry, contests and competitions, parents and children, tough heroes, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, paris france, north africa ...
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Oasis of the Zombies (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In a remote desert oasis, a fortune in gold was hidden by the Nazis during World War 2. 50 years later, a bunch of fortune-hunters converge on that selfsame oasis. Imagine their discomfiture upon discovering that the gold is being guarded by an army ...
Plot: gold, zombie, desert, oasis, cannibal, treasure, machine gun, world war two, death, brutality, female nudity, blood ...
Place: north africa, africa
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The Tomb Robbery Papyrus. Notes of a Past (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Spain, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A century long search for an important ancient Egyptian royal tomb ... its location defined by a discredited antique manuscript ... a young archaeologist believing in its veracity. The search for the key to break the antique code of the papyrus ... ...
Plot: ancient egypt, pharaoh, egyptology, archaeology, time, museum, code, document, struggle, archaeologist, inventor, clock ...
Time: future
Place: cairo egypt, north africa
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The Double (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man is shot in an underground car-park by a mysterious bearded man. As he dies he recollects the events that led him to this situation, including adulterous liaisons and jealous envy.
Style: neurotic
Plot: main character dies, main character shot, architect, skinny dipping, tragedy, death of protagonist, seductress, infidelity, seduction, impotence, jealousy, beach
Place: rome italy, north africa, morocco
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Hecate (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set amid the European community in an unspecified North African country, a colony on the verge of nationalism just before the war. And colonized is what happens to a French diplomat, Julien Rochelle, when he meets the mysterious beauty Clothilde de ...
Style: mysterious
Plot: diplomat, magic, goddess, french, war, european, sex, colony, nationalism, male nudity, extramarital affair, obsession ...
Time: 1930s
Place: north africa, africa
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The Road To Love (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Slow-burning and smart, French director Rémi Lange's The Road to Love is a romantic tale of self-discovery that also offers a fascinating historical take on homosexuality in northern Africa. French-Algerian sociology student Karim is having ...
Plot: islam, male nudity, pubic hair, muslim, coming out, filmmaker
Place: north africa
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Barbarians Rising (2016)
Genre: Documentary, Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Told from the perspective of the rebel leaders, the series chronicles a wave of rebellions against absolute power by those the Roman Empire called “barbarians” – tribes they viewed as beyond the fringe of civilization that lived a brutish and ...
Plot: roman empire, warrior, rebellion, broken promise, druid, roman soldier, body paint, paganism, goth, ancient rome, massacre, brutality ...
Place: hungary, mediterranean sea, north africa, romania, spain ...
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The Dictator (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
Style: humorous, not serious, biting, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: dictator, culture clash, lesbian, fish out of water, farce, masturbation, oppression, world, mistaken identity, disorder, head of state, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1973, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, israel, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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How Good the Whites Are (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ya bon les blancs depicts a fiercely farcical fable-like vision from Ferreri’s typically ruthless perspective where naïve white liberals attempt to give starving African spaghetti and tomato sauce as aid, ugly Italians attempt boning bloated ...
Plot: colonialism, racism, ambush, dead child, water, desert, television crew, cannibalism, helicopter, truck, pasta, stabbed in the heart ...
Place: morocco, north africa
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The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Digby Geste (Feldman) and his ‘identical’ twin brother Beau (York) compete with their stepmother (Ann-Margeret) over possession of a priceless family heirloom.
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, witty
Plot: parody, desert, foreign legion, camel, goofy hero, farce, verbal byplay, adventure, siblings relations, escapades, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: north africa
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Carry on Spying (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Carry On favourite Barbara Windsor makes her debut in this outrageous send-up of the James Bond movies. Fearless agent Desmond Simpkins and James Bind, aided and abetted by the comely Agent Honeybutt and Agent Crump, battle against the evil powers ...
Plot: agent, top secret, spy, parody, train, farce, female spy, secret service, secret headquarters, espionage, undercover agent, british ...
Place: britain, austria, north africa, england
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Play Dirty (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The Dirty Dozen meet the Stiff Upper Lip. A British Petroleum executive (Michael Caine) is assigned to work with the British Army in North Africa handling port duties for incoming fuels.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, anti war, desert, betrayal, adventure, basic training, military life, war, battles, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Place: africa, england, europe, germany, mine ...
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A Summer in La Goulette (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Tunisia, France, Belgium
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Summer, 1967. La Goulette, the touristic beach of Tunisi, is the site where three nice seventeen-year-old girls live: Gigi, sicilian and catholic; Meriem, Tunisian and Arab; Tina, French and Jewish. They would like to have their first sexual ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexual, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: love, best friends, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, coming of age, society, youth, family relations, friends, innocence lost, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: africa, tunisia, north africa
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The Scream of the Silk (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An illiterate seamstress has a powerful fetish for silk which gets her into trouble. The psychiatrist sent to help her becomes fascinated by her case and when he returns to France from World War One they fall in love, an affair that can only end in ...
Style: sexual, serious, sexy, realistic, psychological
Plot: prison, obsession, femme fatale, hidden identity, romance, store, mentally unstable, unlikely couple, destructive relationship, love affair, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: africa, france, paris france, north africa
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Quarter to Two Before Jesus Christ (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In antique Rome, a simple pepboy for chars becomes involved in a coup against Cesar.
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Plot: roman empire, disorder, parody, gays and lesbians, leadership, gender, heroes, ancient rome, advertisement, moustache, tv reporter, ancient egypt ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: africa, europe, north africa
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Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: exciting, serious
Plot: ship, military, quarantine, navy, gold, adventure, adventurer, ocean or sea, obsessive quest, uninhibited rivalry, war, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: battleship, north africa
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Wrong Is Right (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Political double-talk, dirty tricks, hidden microphones, spy satellites, bugging the Oval Office and a nuclear bomb for sale are all ingredients in this swift, funny and frightening look at the possibilities in today's political arenas. Sean ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, political satire, assassination, terrorism, farce, fighting the system, government agency, secret agents, special agents, espionage, investigation, journalism ...
Time: 80s, near future
Place: manhattan new york city, texas, north africa, u.s. capitol building
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The Wind and the Lion (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, epic ...
Plot: desert, kidnapping, politics, rescue, abduction, woman in danger, confined, danger, society, hostages, daring rescue, missing person ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: morocco, africa, usa, north africa, washington d.c. ...
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In Desert and Wilderness (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When 15 year old Stas Tarkowski and 9 year old Nel Rawlinson are kidnapped by rebels fighting for the great Arab leader - the Mahdi - their fathers desperately organize a search party. But the Mahdi uprising is spreading rapidly across North Africa ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, survival, kidnapping, danger, desert, escapades, adventure, hostages, family, self discovery, siblings relations, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north africa, cross country, sudan, africa
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Solomon Kane (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A nomadic 16th century warrior, condemned to hell for his brutal past, seeks redemption by renouncing violence, but finds some things are worth burning for as he fights to free a young Puritan woman from the grip of evil.
Style: exciting, bleak, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, violence, supernatural, tough heroes, lone wolves, danger, mercenary, healing, puritan, gothic horror, hanged body ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe, north africa, dungeon
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The Sheltering Sky (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An American couple (John Malkovich, Debra Winger) drift toward emptiness in postwar North Africa.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: desert, extramarital affair, adultery, friendship, infidelity, on the road, romance, dishonesty, sahara, love and romance, couples, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 1940s
Place: africa, north africa, morocco
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Rendition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, cia, kidnapping, torture, terrorism, senator, intelligence, terrorist, extradition, drowning, disappearance, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, usa, north africa, chicago illinois, washington d.c. ...
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The Passenger (1975)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: David Locke (Jack Nicholson) is a world-weary American journalist who has been sent to cover a conflict in northern Africa, but he makes little progress with the story. When he discovers the body of a stranger who looks similar to him, Locke assumes ...
Style: stylized, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: desert, identity, hotel, on the road, reporter, passport, guide, truck, journalist, espionage, journalism, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, barcelona, africa, barcelona spain, munich germany ...
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