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, exciting and bleak films and TV shows about / with danger, war, soldier, military, culture clash, taliban, survival, heroes, courage and brutality plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as afghanistan: Kilo Two Bravo (2014), Lone Survivor (2013), Special Forces (2011), 9th Company (2005), Leaving Afghanistan (2019), 12 Strong (2018), Earth and Ashes (2004), Charlie Wilson's War (2007), The Soldier's Star (2006), Brothers (2004).

List of movies set in afghanistan

 7.1
 11K
Kilo Two Bravo (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, rough, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, bravery, desert, military, british army, minefield, heroic mission, danger, military life, deadly, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: afghanistan
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 7.5
 259K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
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: captivating, tense, rough, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, gunfight, survival, courage, terrorism, soldier, military life, swat team, navy seal, selflessness, battles, squad ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
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 6.4
 17K
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: tense, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, journalist, soldier, taliban, danger, tough heroes, daring rescue, heroic mission, adventure, confined, military, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan
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 7.1
 19K
9th Company (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Finland, Russia, Ukraine
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, officers and cadets, basic training, death, battles, ambush, wartime life, military life, friendship, boot camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
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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, based on true events, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian soldier, wartime, war, hostage, danger, brotherhood, conflict, murder, robbery, gun, murderer, idiot ...
Time: 1880s
Place: afghanistan
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 6.5
 62K
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: based on true events, exciting, suspenseful, touching, rough ...
Plot: heroism, cia, soldier, machismo, taliban, al qaeda, murder, military, swat team, behind enemy lines, battle, brutality ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, 2000s, year 2001
Place: afghanistan, usa, middle east
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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: sincere, thought provoking, touching, bleak, serious ...
Plot: deafness, mute or deaf, on the road, elderly, life is a bitch, wartime life, war, obsessive quest, desperation, parent child relationship, civil war, mine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
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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, muslim, danger, law enforcement, political intrigue, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, 1990s, 90s
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, texas, pakistan ...
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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: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: state affairs, heroes, danger, journalism, military, soldier, war, prisoner, fight, freedom fighter, hostage, wrestler ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: afghanistan, russia, 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, presumed dead, family problems, war, brother, family drama, courage, brutality, depression, politics, runaway, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, europe, denmark, california, tokyo
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The Kite Runner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China, UK, Afghanistan
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: muslim, childhood, betrayal, friendship, redemption, courage, guilt, haunted by the past, secret, mission, political unrest, young heroes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, san francisco, california, pakistan
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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, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, village, battles, war, anti war, military, survival, vengeance, escapades, wartime life, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, israel, russia, iraq ...
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 6.4
 43K
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, exciting, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, chase, espionage, undercover, secret agents, race against time, cia, kgb, adventure, covert operation, working undercover, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia, washington d.c., soviet union ...
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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: disturbing, sincere, captivating, rough, realistic ...
Plot: resentment, sexual abuse, family problems, injustice, danger, life is a bitch, couples, couple relations, society, mother daughter relationship, coma, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
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The Breadwinner (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg, USA, UK, Philippines, India
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, sincere, suspense
Plot: disguise, arranged marriage, girl dressed as boy, taliban, imprisonment, father daughter relationship, prison, poverty, gender, culture, tyranny, civil war ...
Place: afghanistan
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 5.3
 674
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, thought provoking, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: journalism, war correspondent, anti war, military, idealism, media, danger, buddies, friends, soldier, war, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan
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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, artists and showbiz, hopes, singer, music business, arms dealer, teenage girl, singing, american abroad, tv show, television show, scandal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, california, usa
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 6.8
 6K
Kandahar (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 85 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, taliban, on the road, refugee, politics, rescue, life is a bitch, siblings relations, hidden identity, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east, canada, iran, africa ...
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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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, desert, survival, military, danger, deadly, supernatural, stranded, deadly creature, mountain, map, swat team ...
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: thought provoking, serious, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: terrorist, war, politics, propaganda, conservative, state affairs, idealism, behind enemy lines, hopes, society, soldier, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, california, iran ...
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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.
Plot: prison, death, dog, taliban, dispute, accidental death, crying, street child, rifle
Time: year 1998
Place: afghanistan
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 6.3
 996
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: tense, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: ambition, humble, rivalry, coming of age, downfall, parents and children, disability, family relations, village, mountain, redemption, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
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 4.2
 918
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, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, survival, isolation, military, military life, british army, confined, chaos, desert, danger, anti war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: afghanistan
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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, war, wartime life, culture clash, danger, gain trust, battle zone, friendship, military, village, threat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: afghanistan, pakistan, middle east
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At Five in the Afternoon (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nogreh is a young Afghani woman living with her father and her sister-in-law, Leylomah, whose husband, Akhtar, is missing. Beyond the issue of Akhtar, Leylomah is most concerned with how to feed her baby. She cannot provide milk for her baby as her ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: survival, political unrest, hidden identity, danger, injustice, religions or cults, feminism, human nature, state affairs, life is a bitch, war, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
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Operation Belvis Bash (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A rock and roll musician travels to Afghanistan to win the hearts and minds of its people.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: military, military life, farce, fish out of water, music, escapades, war, musician's life, performer's life, terrorism, disorder, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
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Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young girl zealously wants to go to school and learn to read and write. Almost everywhere she is met with hostility or indifference. The only young boy who takes her to his school is thrown out by the teacher, because helping her prevented him ...
Style: tense, bleak, emotional, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: life is a bitch, injustice, social decay, human spirit, war, tragic hero, gender, hopes, feminism, teacher, children, hostility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
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The Black Tulip (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Afghanistan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Mansouri family opens up a new restaurant after the fall of the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan only to be subsequently targeted by factional Taliban elements.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: fighting the system, against the rules, rebellion, hopes, society, terrorism, family in danger, injustice, family business, danger, political unrest, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
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 6.0
 39K
War Machine (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A rock star general bent on winning the “impossible” war in Afghanistan takes us inside the complex machinery of modern war. Inspired by the true story of General Stanley McChrystal.
Style: satirical, intense, talky, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: soldier, war, politics, political, world politics, civil war, conspiracy, justice, underdog, weapons, mentor, wartime ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, iraq, vietnam
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 7.1
 9K
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, captivating, realistic
Plot: army, family, court case, witness, killed in action, soldier, officer, sniper, outpost, trial, murder, crimes ...
Time: 2010s
Place: afghanistan, denmark
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