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, exciting, captivating, suspenseful and humorous films and TV shows about / with desert, danger, escape, gun, heroes, military, soldier, escapades, adventure and murder plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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north africa movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as north africa: Mia and the White Lion (2018), Adam (2019), Beau Geste (1966), Morocco: Love in Times of War (2017), The Mauritanian (2021), How Good the Whites Are (1988), Spectre (2015), The Passenger (1975), Naked Lunch (1991), Allied (2016).

List of movies set in north africa

Mia and the White Lion (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, Germany, South Africa, Switzerland, Monaco, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young girl from London moves to Africa with her parents where she befriends a lion cub.
Style: exciting, captivating, sincere, scenic
Audience: kids
Plot: wild animal, animal rescue, teenage girl, lion, conservation, lion cub, christmas present, family, picnic, teenager, family farm, broken promise ...
Place: south africa, 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 ... ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, exciting, stylized, tense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: a vision, dynasty, pharaoh, religion, archaeology, tomb, butler, museum, burial, treasure, priest, past ...
Time: future
Place: north africa, cairo egypt, venice, london
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 7.2
 1K
Adam (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Morocco, France, Belgium, Qatar
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Abla, a widow and mother to a 10-year-old girl, struggles to survive and give her child the best possible future. After the death of her husband, she starts a home-based business from her kitchen, which opens up on the street through a metal ...
Style: cult film
Plot: breast feeding, homeless woman, baby, single mother, homelessness, female protagonist, pregnancy, little girl, newborn, woman, lgbt, women ...
Place: north africa, africa, morocco
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 6.0
 638
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: french foreign legion, military, foreign legion, jewel theft, soldier, male male relationship, sibling relationship, homosexual subtext, desert, punishment, thirst, belly dancer ...
Place: north africa
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Quarter to Two Before Jesus Christ (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In antique Rome, a simple pepboy for chars becomes involved in a coup against Cesar.
Style: parody, humorous, witty, biting, not serious ...
Plot: roman empire, satire, conspiracy, catacomb, ancient rome, lgbtq, cleopatra, julius caesar, demonstration, antiquity, gay club, ancient history ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: north africa, europe, africa, rome italy
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Morocco: Love in Times of War (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
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Story: Oblivious to the strife that awaits them, a group of young nurses from Spain's upper class head to war-torn Marocco in 1921 to help where help is needed. Many lessons in love and life are learned before they overcome deepest conflicts, grow as ...
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, thought provoking, medical drama
Plot: interracial romance, sexism, nurse, war, wartime, society, adaptation, world war one, friendship, soldier, military, kindness ...
Time: 1920s
Place: spain, morocco, middle east, north africa
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The Mauritanian (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A detainee at the U.S military's Guantanamo Bay detention center is held without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defense attorney for his release.
Style: thought provoking, suspense, captivating, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: islamic terrorism, lawyer, al qaeda, brutality, courtroom, counter terrorism, interrogation, american imperialism, imprisonment, war on terror, prisoner, falsely accused ...
Time: year 2003, year 2010, year 1988, 2010s, year 2016 ...
Place: jordan, north africa, baltimore, afghanistan, germany ...
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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 ...
Style: grotesque
Plot: anthropophagus, racism, colonialism, ambush, helicopter, water, desert, cannibalism, television crew, bribery, dead child, missionary ...
Time: 80s
Place: north africa, morocco, africa, sahara
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 6.8
 441K
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, sexy, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, spy, espionage, secret society, secret service, chase, british secret service, secret agents, kidnapping, terrorist, terrorism, brutality ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, london, italy, england, north africa ...
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 7.5
 24K
The Passenger (1975)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Spain
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: cerebral, road movie, philosophical, tense, stylized ...
Plot: desert, journalism, reporter, hotel, existentialism, loneliness, identity, passport, journalist, war correspondent, spy, memory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, europe, spain, barcelona, north africa ...
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 6.9
 52K
Naked Lunch (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada, 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: psychedelic, disturbing, psychological, surreal, philosophical ...
Plot: hallucination, drugs, addiction, drug addiction, surrealism, drug addict, insect, homosexuality, drug abuse, cockroach, giant insect, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1953
Place: usa, new york, north africa
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 7.1
 158K
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, sexy, emotional, factual, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war two, spy, nazi, espionage, french, military, love, double agent, female agent, betrayal, race against time, deception ...
Time: 1940s, future, year 1942
Place: france, london, england, paris france, berlin germany ...
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Two Marines and a General (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In May 1943, two American soldiers, Joe and Frank, of Italian descent are searching the North African desert for a German general called Von Kassler, when they are captured by Von Kassler aide Inge Schultze who lets them escape with fake war plans, ...
Plot: world war two, secret plan, nazi officer, secret weapon, german army, u.s. army, italian american
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, north africa, 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: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, world war two, nazi, tank, desert, battles, soldier, british soldier, battle zone, infantrymen, tough heroes, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa, north africa, germany, sahara
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The Chipmunk Adventure (1987)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Alvin has entered himself and Simon and Theodore in a hot-air balloon race around the world against the Chipettes to deliver diamonds for a group of diamond smugglers. The winners will collect a prize of $100,000. Kids and adults will enjoy this ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, 2d animation, cult film
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: balloon, superhero, chase, chipmunk, adventure, best friends, unlikely partners, good versus evil, race against time, youth, pirate, young heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, atlantic ocean, california, united kingdom, france ...
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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: parody, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: foreign legion, desert, adventure, disorder, farce, slutty attitude, goofy hero, siblings relations, french foreign legion, jewel theft, jewelry, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: north africa, sahara, morocco
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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 ...
Style: parody, sex comedy, eurospy
Plot: spy, espionage, satire, secret headquarters, secret service, train, top secret, villain, undercover agent, intelligence agency, security guard, warehouse ...
Time: 60s
Place: britain, algeria, london, north africa, vienna ...
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 6.7
 3K
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: exciting, captivating, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, desert, military, tank, anti war, soldier, betrayal, battles, campaign, military life, basic training ...
Place: england, germany, europe, africa, north africa
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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: sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love, coming of age, nudity (full frontal - brief), bittersweet, loss of virginity, youth, best friends, society, love and romance, religions or cults, friends, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tunisia, africa, 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: realistic, serious, slasher, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: prison, obsession, fall in love, love affair, store, destructive relationship, dishonesty, love and romance, aging, hidden identity, losing-it hero, mentally unstable ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, africa, 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: political, cynical, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political satire, conspiracy, cold war, time travel, media manipulation, politics, terrorism, assassination, satire, nuclear holocaust, revolution, dark humor ...
Time: 80s, near future
Place: north africa, new york, san antonio texas, texas, manhattan new york city
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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, scenic ...
Plot: desert, kidnapping, politics, rescue, hostage, confined, military, u.s. president, german soldier, abduction, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 90s
Place: morocco, africa, ottoman empire, middle east, germany ...
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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: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, wilderness, survival, child in peril, self discovery, confined, adventure, siblings relations, desert, heroes, family, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sudan, north africa, africa
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 6.8
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On the Comet (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When a comet passes the Earth very closely, it pulls a small part of North Africa, and a small swathe of humanity, along with it.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: dinosaur, giant monster, prehistoric animal, giant creature, sea monster, sea creature, island, king, guardian, sea, ship captain, british ...
Time: prehistory, 70s
Place: north africa
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 7.9
 14K
The Hill (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a tower of sand seared by a ...
Style: tense, bleak, disturbing, noir, allegory ...
Plot: world war two, prison, military, war, anti war, desert, military prison, prison escape, brutality, fighting the system, british army, sadism ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: africa, sahara, germany, libya, north africa
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 8.5
 1.5M
Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, captivating, breathtaking, emotional, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: ancient rome, revenge, sword fight, roman empire, ancient history, vengeance, gladiator, freedom, slavery, courage, warrior, roman ...
Time: middle ages, 50s
Place: rome italy, italy, ancient greece, north africa, germany ...
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 6.2
 1K
Fort Saganne (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In 1911, a willful and determined man from peasant stock named Charles Saganne enlists in the military and is assigned to the Sahara Desert under the aristocratic Colonel Dubreuilh.
Style: feminist film, epic, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: foreign legion, world war one, military, war, french foreign legion, imperialism, colonialism, bigamy, torture, feminism, military hospital, colonization ...
Time: 1910s
Place: africa, sahara, europe, france, paris france ...
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The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA, New Zealand, UK, France, Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Intrepid young reporter, Tintin, and his loyal dog, Snowy, are thrust into a world of high adventure when they discover a ship carrying an explosive secret. As Tintin is drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine suspects him of ...
Style: exciting, colourful, 3d animation, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, adventure, reporter, young heroes, dog, riddles and clues, adventurer, captain, escapades, pirate, journalism ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 20th century, year 1949
Place: morocco, europe, north africa
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 5.1
 132K
10,000 BC (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, adventure, daring rescue, mammoth, animal attack, jungle, chase, cave, lone hero, wilderness, ancient history, redemption ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory, future
Place: egypt, north africa
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 5.1
 960
Stranded (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Algeria, 1960. A section of French paratroopers are sent in search of a missing aircraft in the Algerian desert. The wreckage of the plane is quickly located, but there are no survivors, just a suitcase stamped “Top Secret”. Stormed by enemy ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, multicultural
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genie, soldier, survival, village, supernatural, isolation, supernatural ability, escapades, confined, deadly creature, secret, evil ...
Time: year 1960, 20th century, 60s
Place: algeria, africa, sahara, north africa
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