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, captivating, serious, exciting, suspenseful and rough films and TV shows about / with desert, male nudity, soldier, escape, blood, death, friendship, heroes, violence and nudity (full frontal - brief) plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and War genres shot in France, USA, UK and other countries.
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north africa movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as north africa: Mia and the White Lion (2018), Beau Geste (1966), Adam (2019), Two Marines and a General (1965), Waiting for Happiness (2002), The Battle of El Alamein (1969), Allied (2016), The Chipmunk Adventure (1987), Garfield: His 9 Lives (1988), Morocco: Love in Times of War (2017).

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: captivating, scenic, sincere, exciting
Plot: wild animal, lion, animal rescue, teenage girl, broken promise, family, lion cub, christmas present, conservation, teenager, family farm, runaway child ...
Place: south africa, north 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: disturbing, stylized, tense, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: father, priest, inventor, archaeology, temple, secret, religion, archaeologist, destiny, book, valley, burial ...
Time: future
Place: london, venice, north africa, cairo egypt
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 6.1
 576
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, desert, thirst, stabbed in the back, fort, punishment, sand, soldier, brother, all male cast, shot in the back ...
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, realistic, not serious, biting, suspense ...
Plot: roman empire, satire, anachronism, catacomb, ancient rome, julius caesar, cleopatra, conspiracy, heroes, leadership, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: north africa, europe, africa, rome italy
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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 ...
Plot: baby, single mother, female protagonist, pregnancy, homeless woman, homelessness, childbirth, newborn baby, newborn, little girl, breast feeding, bakery ...
Place: north africa, morocco, africa
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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 weapon, nazi officer, secret plan, u.s. army, italian american, german army
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, north africa, africa
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Waiting for Happiness (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Mauritania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of two people who cross paths in Nouhadhibou.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: orphan, isolation, desert, beach, prostitute, solitude, culture clash, hopes, social relations, teenage life, village, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, africa, 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: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, military, soldier, desert, tank, world war two, war, danger, escapades, battle zone, tough heroes, infantrymen ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: africa, north africa, sahara, germany, sahara desert
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 7.1
 149K
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, emotional, intense, scenic, tense ...
Plot: spy, female spy, love, betrayal, resistance, world war two, nazi, investigation, undercover, rescue, femme fatale, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, north africa, london, england, morocco ...
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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: feel good, humorous, not serious, cult film, 2d animation
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: chipmunk, danger, chase, balloon, chases and races, escapades, best friends, goofy hero, adventure, save the day, partners, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: egypt, athens greece, mexico city, united kingdom, antarctica ...
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Garfield: His 9 Lives (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Garfield plays multiple roles including ancient Egyptian royalty, a fairyland kitten, a movie 'stunt cat" and more!
Style: anthology
Plot: human animal relationship, garden, second chance, temptation, evolution, mother, astronaut, on the run, journey, experiment, cat, attempted murder ...
Time: year 1978, prehistoric times, 20th century, distant future, 18th century ...
Place: egypt, europe, africa, north africa
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Morocco: Love in Times of War (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, 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: psychological, captivating, thought provoking, tense
Plot: nurse, sexism, war, wartime, adaptation, society, danger, muslim, kindness, female soldier, physician, military ...
Time: 1920s
Place: spain, morocco, north africa, middle east
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Of Skin and Men (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Tunisia, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Amel is a young photographer. When she loses her husband, her life changes. Encouraged by her father-in-law, she takes a taste of life by photographing street boys. Without fear of being scandalous, she makes the choice to look at men as men look at ...
Plot: father in law, erotic photography, girl wearing a miniskirt, hit by a car, islam, male model, sex in public, art gallery, death of husband, pubic hair, woman wearing a red dress, koran ...
Time: 2010s
Place: tunisia, north africa
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 6.8
 59
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: village, revolt, friendship, massacre, politics, childhood friend, rebel, friend, rebel army, battle, taxes, battles
Place: north africa
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 6.2
 35K
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, on the run, heroes, bet, drug dealer, ambition, rivalry, revenge, opponent, contests and competitions, family relations, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north africa, paris france ...
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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 ...
Style: suspense, scary, rough, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: zombie, gold, desert, treasure, expedition, creature feature, violence, brutality, fortune hunter, world war two, legend, oasis ...
Place: north africa, africa
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 5.6
 245
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: neo noir, non-linear, neurotic
Plot: missing person, violence, airport, tennis, man in swimsuit, following someone, burning a photograph, murder, rape, investigator, outdoor sex, drinking from the bottle ...
Place: morocco, north africa, rome italy
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 6.0
 150
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, european, nationalism, goddess, colony, magic, passion, absent husband, male nudity, obsession, cheating wife, extramarital affair ...
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 ...
Style: captivating, lgbt cinema
Plot: closeted gay, homosexuality, sexual tension, islam, coming out, love story, heterosexuality, love affair, relationships, gay muslim, butt naked, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Place: north africa, paris france, morocco, amsterdam
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 6.4
 291K
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, suspense, absurd, odd, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: dictator, un, culture clash, satire, dark humor, megalomaniac, farce, society, nuclear, fish out of water, death, leader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1973, 20th century, 2010s ...
Place: usa, new york, asia, israel, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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 7.0
 50K
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: psychedelic, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hallucination, murder, exterminator, addiction, drug abuse, seduction, crimes, life is a bitch, strong sexual content, delusion, losing-it hero, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1953
Place: usa, new york, north africa
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 6.9
 606
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: giant creature, sea monster, jules verne, lightning, female prisoner, dinosaur, falling from height, key, satire, thunderstorm, comet, postcard ...
Time: 70s, prehistory
Place: north africa
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 7.0
 409K
The Mummy (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Morocco
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell and his companion, Beni stumble upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle in 1923, 3,000 years after Imhotep has suffered a fate worse than death – his body will remain undead for ...
Style: exciting, scary, semi serious, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: mummy, adventurer, archaeology, treasure hunt, ancient egypt, adventure, archaeologist, deadly creature, tomb, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, treasure ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east, africa, north africa
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 6.1
 3K
Golden Balls (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Benito González is a flamboyant engineer in Melilla, with a brash and pushy personality. His dream is to build the tallest building ever in the region. After his girlfriend leaves him, he devotes himself entirely to his ambitions, deciding to let ...
Style: sexy, captivating, humorous, ironic, light ...
Plot: infidelity, prostitute, skyscraper, architect, construction, orgy, corruption, dream, money, obsession, paralysis, deception ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, miami, north africa
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 7.9
 13K
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, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, prison, desert, military, punishment, soldier, racism, sadism, british army, hill, heat wave, military prison ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: sahara, africa, libya, north africa, germany
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 8.5
 1.4M
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, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, revenge, ancient rome, freedom, gladiator, courage, sword fight, master warrior, pride and honor, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: rome italy, italy, north africa, germany, spain
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The Four Feathers (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which ...
Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, captivating, epic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, imperialism, soldier, redemption, rescue, desert, colonialism, islam, slavery, pow, honor, bravery ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1880s
Place: sudan, england, africa, europe, britain ...
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 6.2
 938
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: epic, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: foreign legion, love and romance, leadership, tragic love, political unrest, destiny, wartime life, heroes, army investigation, state affairs, soldier, military ...
Time: 1910s
Place: paris france, france, europe, africa, sahara ...
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 6.8
 3K
Exiles (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Music
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One day Zano suggest a crazy idea to his companion Naïma: travel across France and Spain down to Algeria, where they might ultimately come to know the land their parents once had to flee.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, road movie
Plot: self discovery, on the road, homecoming, exile, infidelity, love and romance, couples, introspection, couple relations, hopes, dishonesty, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, spain, morocco, africa, europe ...
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The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, bomb, military, resistance, french algerian war, french, freedom, torture, oppression, protest, capture ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957, year 1962, year 1956 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, paris france ...
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