Movies and TV shows set in afghanistan

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in afghanistan ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, rough, tense, captivating and exciting films and TV shows about / with danger, military, soldier, war, brutality, death, survival, gun, courage and heroes plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
afghanistan
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afghanistan movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as afghanistan: Lone Survivor (2013), Kajaki (2014), Special Forces (2011), The Outpost (2019), 9th Company (2005), 12 Strong (2018), Brothers (2004), Leaving Afghanistan (2019), The Patience Stone (2012), Lions for Lambs (2007).

List of movies set in afghanistan

 7.5
 282K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: rough, captivating, tense, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, survival, terrorism, gunfight, courage, navy seal, war, death, military life, selflessness, battles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
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 7.1
 13K
Kajaki (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: British soldiers guarding the Kajaki Dam set out to rescue a three-man team after one of them loses a leg to a landmine.
Style: bleak, tense, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, minefield, bravery, military, desert, british army, heroic mission, daring rescue, tough heroes, military life, battle zone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: afghanistan
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 6.3
 19K
Special Forces (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Afghanistan. War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the world’s most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit ...
Style: serious, tense, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taliban, kidnapping, war zone, journalist, soldier, daring rescue, confined, military, survival, adventure, heroes, sniper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan
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 6.8
 32K
The Outpost (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of ...
Style: brutal, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: u.s. army, soldier, war, combat, taliban, war in afghanistan, army, death, battles, roadblock, gunfight, politics ...
Time: 2000s, year 1984, year 2009, year 2006
Place: afghanistan
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 7.1
 21K
9th Company (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Finland
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior ...
Style: dramatic, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, war, ambush, escapades, battles, basic training, officers and cadets, death, military life, friendship, wartime life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: afghanistan, ussr, russia, middle east
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 6.5
 78K
12 Strong (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, touching, surprise ending
Plot: taliban, heroism, al qaeda, behind enemy lines, soldier, machismo, cia, war in afghanistan, war on terror, swat team, military, murder ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, 2000s, year 2001
Place: afghanistan, usa, middle east
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 7.5
 11K
Brothers (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Danish officer, Michael (Thomsen), is sent away to the International Security Assistance Force operation in Afghanistan for three months. His first mission there is to find a young radar technician who had been separated from his squad some ...
Style: emotional, tense, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prisoner, family problems, presumed dead, family relations, military, life is a bitch, pow, brother, brother brother relationship, courage, brutality, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, europe, denmark, california, tokyo
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Leaving Afghanistan (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 1988-1989. The end of the Soviet-Afghan war. The USSR begins its withdrawal from Afghanistan. Soviet General Vasiliev's son - a pilot named Alexander gets kidnapped by the mujahideen after his airplane crashes. As a result the 108th motorized ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian soldier, wartime, war, hostage, brotherhood, conflict, soviet army, brutality, soviet soldier, kgb, idiot, murderer ...
Time: 1880s, 80s
Place: afghanistan
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The Patience Stone (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Afghanistan, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman in an unnamed, war-torn Middle Eastern country delivers an engrossing, emotional monologue to her comatose husband, in novelist and filmmaker Atiq Rahimi's poetic and politically charged allegory based on his award-winning novel. (TIFF)
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, realistic, rough ...
Plot: family problems, injustice, resentment, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, couples, society, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, coma, prostitute, civil war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
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Lions for Lambs (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three stories told simultaneous in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strategy for victory in Afghanistan; two special ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: terrorist, war on terror, propaganda, politics, conservative, state affairs, iraq war, war, behind enemy lines, society, soldier, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, california, iran ...
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The Soldier's Star (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Afghanistan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Russian guitarist was enlisted in 1984 in the Afghan war. Imprisoned, he will meet an Afghan musician and a French journalist.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, exciting, captivating
Plot: heroes, military, state affairs, journalism, soldier, freedom fighter, fight, war, hostage, war in afghanistan, prisoners of war, wrestler ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: afghanistan, middle east, russia
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The Kite Runner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: childhood, betrayal, friendship, muslim, redemption, courage, guilt, haunted by the past, secret, bully, escapades, rape ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, san francisco, california, pakistan
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The Swallows of Kabul (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Monaco
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Summer 1998 - Kabul under Taliban rule. Zunaira and Mohsen are young and in love. Despite the daily violence and misery, they hope for a better future. One day, a foolish gesture causes life to take an irrevocable turn.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, psychological
Plot: dispute, religious hypocrisy, woman, religious differences, female protagonist, religious conflict, social relations, religious persecution, life is a bitch, society, social problems, prison ...
Time: year 1998
Place: afghanistan
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Earth and Ashes (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Elderly Dastaguir and his newly deaf 5-year-old grandson Yassin hitchhike and walk, but mostly walk, as they make their way to the coal mine where Dastaguir's son Murad works. Dastaguir must tell Murad that the rest of their family were all ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: deafness, wartime life, elderly, on the road, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, parent child relationship, civil war, desert, mine, golden years, grandfather grandson relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
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The Breadwinner (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan, ruled by the Taliban, disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.
Style: sad, heartbreaking, rough, suspense, sincere ...
Plot: disguise, poverty, father daughter relationship, imprisonment, taliban, sexism, prison, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, arranged marriage, civil war, friendship ...
Place: afghanistan
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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, clever, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: cia, congress, politics, cold war, womanizer, deception, politician, congressman, political intrigue, state affairs, law enforcement, muslim ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1988, year 1987 ...
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, texas, jerusalem ...
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The Kill Team (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Andrew Briggman—a young soldier in the US invasion of Afghanistan—witnesses other recruits killing innocent civilians under the direction of a sadistic Sergeant, he considers reporting them to higher-ups. However, the heavily-armed and ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war crime, behind enemy lines, military, american soldier, moral dilemma, soldier, murder, wartime life, military life, brutality, gunfight, deception ...
Time: 21st century, year 2009, 2000s
Place: afghanistan
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 5.6
 2K
68 Whiskey (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A dark comedy following a multicultural mix of men and women deployed as Army medics to a forward operating base in Afghanistan nicknamed “The Orphanage.” Together, they endure a dangerous and Kafkaesque world that leads to self-destructive ...
Style: captivating, funny, twists and turns, not serious, tense
Plot: army, physician, field hospital, war, battles, military life, american soldier, army life, soldier, military base, life risking, wartime life ...
Place: afghanistan
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 5.3
 771
Afghan Luke (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Disheartened when his story about Canadian snipers possibly mutilating corpses in Afghanistan is buried, Luke (Nick Stahl) quits his job but is even more determined to return to Afghanistan to get the real story. With his offbeat buddy, Tom (Nicolas ...
Style: realistic, tense, thought provoking, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: journalism, war correspondent, military, anti war, media, buddies, idealism, soldier, graphic violence, friends, war, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan
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The Objective (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the supernatural thriller The Objective, writer-director Daniel Myrick locates the action in a remote mountain region on Afghanistan, where a team of US Special Ops forces is dispatched with the ostensible orders of locating an influential Muslim ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, desert, survival, military, supernatural, swat team, terrorism, supernatural ability, stranded, bermuda triangle, deadly creature, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
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The Beast of War (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains.
Style: realistic, bleak, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: village, battles, soldier, beast, war, anti war, military, vengeance, captivity, heroic mission, destiny, false accusation ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: afghanistan, middle east, israel, russia, iraq ...
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 5.8
 130K
Rambo III (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Combat has taken its toll on Rambo, but he's finally begun to find inner peace in a monastery. When Rambo's friend and mentor Col. Trautman asks for his help on a top secret mission to Afghanistan, Rambo declines but must reconsider when ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heroes, kidnapping, military base, lone hero, freedom fighter, rambo, swat team, behind enemy lines, tough heroes, captivity, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan, thailand, middle east, ussr ...
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 4.3
 1K
The Patrol (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Morocco
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Afghanistan, 2006, Helmand Province becomes one of the most dangerous places on Earth as the British Army is deployed into the Taliban heartland. The Operation, Herrick, became synonymous with the struggle as British troops fought a losing battle ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, survival, war, military, military life, isolation, british army, confined, chaos, desert, anti war, hapless soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: afghanistan
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 6.4
 49K
Spies Like Us (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, buddy comedy, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, race against time, secret agents, chase, kgb, undercover, adventure, escapades, working undercover, mistaken identity, government agency, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia, washington d.c., pakistan ...
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Rock the Kasbah (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Music, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A washed-up music producer finds one last shot at redemption with a golden-voiced young girl in Afghanistan. However, when jealousy gets the better of a disgruntled ex-boyfriend, he decides to oppose the young star with talent of his own.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, hopes, artists and showbiz, singer, music business, teenage girl, tv show, father daughter relationship, american abroad, scandal, reality, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, california, usa
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 6.8
 7K
Kandahar (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her.
Style: tense, atmospheric, surreal, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: desert, islam, survival, on the road, refugee, politics, rescue, taliban, life is a bitch, hidden identity, race against time, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, afghanistan, canada, iran, california ...
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Inbetween Worlds (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jesper is a soldier in the German army, who reports for a new tour of duty in Afghanistan. His unit is to protect a village from the Taliban.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: translator, soldier, culture clash, wartime life, war, gain trust, friendship, battle zone, military, murder, village, military base ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: afghanistan, pakistan, middle east
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 7.0
 11K
A War (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Denmark, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Company commander Claus Michael Pedersen and his men are stationed in Helmand, Afghanistan. Meanwhile back in Denmark, with a husband at war and three children missing their father, everyday life is a struggle for Claus' wife Maria. During a ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, captivating
Plot: war in afghanistan, army, family, court case, murder, soldier, witness, officer, killed in action, court, sniper, life is a bitch ...
Time: 2010s
Place: afghanistan, denmark
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, melancholic, factual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: journalist, war, soldier, rescue, terrorism, journalism, fish out of water, rescue mission, disguise, murder, female journalist, battles ...
Time: year 2006, year 2004, year 2005, year 2003, 2000s ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, iraq, new york, glasgow scotland ...
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 6.2
 1K
The Horsemen (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the poor, desolate northern provinces of the mountainous feudal Sunni kingdom of Afghanistan (before the Soviet-engineered republican revolutions), the status of the proud men and their clans is determined less by wealth or even military power ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, tense
Plot: ambition, village life, family relations, humble, disability, downfall, coming of age, contests and competitions, heroes, rivalry, mountain, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
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