Movies and TV shows set in greece

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in greece ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, stylized, visually appealing, sexy and melancholic films and TV shows about / with greek, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling, romance, culture clash, betrayal, destiny and adaptation plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Greece and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as greece: The Durrells (2016), Troy (2004), Shirley Valentine (1989), My Life in Ruins (2009), Alexander (2004), Mamma Mia! (2008), The Two Faces of January (2014), 300 (2006), Summer Lovers (1982), Before Midnight (2013).

List of movies set in greece

 8.2
 11K
The Durrells (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: In 1935, financially strapped widow Louisa Durrell, whose life has fallen apart, decides to move from England, with her four children (three sons, one daughter), to the island of Corfu, Greece. Once there, the family moves into a dilapidated old ...
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, stylized
Plot: family, greek island, friendship, province, island, expatriate, female protagonist, family relations, adventure, family life, culture shock, dead husband ...
Time: 1930s, year 1935
Place: greece, mediterranean sea
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 7.3
 522K
Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Malta, UK
Duration: 163 min.
Story: In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was ...
Style: epic, heroic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: ancient history, warrior, mythology, sword fight, courage, army, greek mythology, battlefield, forbidden love, king, war, ancient ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe, paris france
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Shirley Valentine (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Wondering what has happened to herself, now feeling stagnant and in a rut, Shirley Valentine finds herself regularly talking to the wall while preparing her husband's chips and egg. When her best friend wins a trip-for-two to Greece Shirley ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: middle aged woman, midlife crisis, friendship, culture clash, romance, love and romance, buddies, partners, hopes, strong female presence, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, england, europe, northern england, liverpool ...
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My Life in Ruins (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Greek tour guide named Georgia attempts to recapture her kefi (Greek for mojo) by guiding a ragtag group of tourists around Greece and showing them the beauty of her native land. Along the way, she manages to open their eyes to the wonders of an ...
Style: sentimental, funny, romantic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: tour guide, workplace romance, romance, hospital, love and romance, looking for love, disorder, singleness, love affair, fish out of water, hopes, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe, athens greece, hawaii, australia ...
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 5.6
 169K
Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.
Style: epic, serious, suspense, breathtaking, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, conquering, war, battles, adventure, ambition, state affairs, ruler, heroes, warlord, rise to the top, gay ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, persia, alexandria egypt, macedonia ...
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 6.4
 237K
Mamma Mia! (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set on an idyllic Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA hit songs. Donna, an independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on the island is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited young daughter she's raised ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, stylized, not serious, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, wedding, father daughter relationship, parents and children, single mother, single parent, meet the parents, free spirited, love and romance, family secret, family reunited, ex couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: greece, europe, new york
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The Two Faces of January (2014)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who try to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a private detective.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Plot: murder, on the run, tour guide, private detective, crimes, cons and scams, couples, fugitives, criminal heroes, escapades, dishonesty, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: greece, europe, turkey, crete, athens greece ...
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 7.6
 802K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Bulgaria
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band ...
Style: epic, exciting, heroic, rough, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, battles, courage, sword fight, war, human spirit, army, legends and myths, soldier, ancient, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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Summer Lovers (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Michael Pappas and his girlfriend, Cathy, are enjoying the white sand beaches of a Greek island as well as the freewheeling nature of the locals. When Michael meets Lina, who is in Greece from Paris doing archaeological work, he is enamored with the ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, nudity (full frontal - brief), polyamory, jealousy, summer vacation, archaeologist, menage a trois, island, nudism, romance, sexuality ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, europe
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 7.9
 154K
Before Midnight (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 109 min.
Story: We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.
Style: philosophical, sentimental, atmospheric, meditative, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: couple relations, writers, midlife crisis, hopes, romance, hotel room, summer vacation, friends, relationship vs career, marriage, vacation, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, paris france, chicago illinois, vienna
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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Five years after meeting her three fathers, Sophie Sheridan prepares to open her mother’s hotel. In 1979, young Donna Sheridan meets the men who each could be Sophie’s biological father.
Style: feel good, sincere, sentimental, scenic, captivating
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, friendship, female friendship, boyfriend, dancing, greek island, holiday, blonde, dating, pregnant woman, restaurant, hotel ...
Time: year 1979, contemporary, 70s, 2010s
Place: greece, new york, tokyo, mediterranean sea, paris france ...
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Clash of the Titans (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades, vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, entertaining, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, legends and myths, good versus evil, adventure, ancient history, monster, god, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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 5.3
 418
High Season (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the isle of Rhodes, Katherine, an expatriate English photographer, lives with her daughter. A young local wants to encourage tourism, so he commissions a sculpture of the Unknown Tourist for the town square; the sculptor he brings to Rhodes is ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, golden years, cons and scams, couple relations, island, espionage, art, expatriate, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, europe, turkey, russia
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 8.2
 28K
Z (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, assassination, military, cia, politics, political corruption, photojournalist, protest, liberal, government, police, courtroom drama ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: greece, europe
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The Anderssons in Greece (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sune is back! Together with his little brother Håkan Bråkan, big sister Anna, mother Karin and dad Rudolf, Sune embarks on a summer holiday trip to Greece. As every summer before, the family plans to spend their vacation in Myggträsk. Then the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: resort, family relations, beach resort, vacation, family, summer vacation, child protagonist, parents and children, siblings relations, nothing goes right, family vacation, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, europe
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Escape to Athena (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: During the World War II, the prisoners of a German camp in a greek island are trying to escape. They don't want only their freedom, but they also seek for an ineffable treasure hidden in a monastery at the top of the island's mountain.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, island, adventure, escape, chase, archaeologist, soldier, war, survival, daring rescue, military, relic ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: greece, europe, balkan
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The Legend of Hercules (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic, stylized, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, legends and myths, ancient history, greek mythology, superhuman powers, gladiator, good versus evil, adventure, slavery, destiny, hercules, father son relationship ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe, egypt
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Zorba the Greek (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Greece, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: village, greek, friendship, dancing, widow, monastery, culture clash, bittersweet, misfit, romance, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: greece, europe, crete, macedonia, new orleans
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The Travelling Players (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, War
Country: Greece
Duration: 230 min.
Story: This expansive Greek drama follows a troupe of theater actors as they perform around their country during World War II. While the production that they put on is entitled "Golfo the Shepherdess," the thespians end up echoing scenes from ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, civil war, greek, politics, life is a bitch, against humanity, rivalry, legends and myths, vengeance, wartime life, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, post world war two, year 1939, year 1952 ...
Place: greece, europe
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 6.0
 373
Lost in Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A modern day treasure hunt for a mystical relic that turns into a love story for all time.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, treasure hunt, romance, fall in love, escapades, island, disorder, couples, diving, spirituality, archaeology, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, europe
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 7.3
 225K
Hercules (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the ...
Style: feel good, exciting, touching, humorous, epic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: hercules, mythology, disney, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, superhuman powers, monster, legends and myths, rescue, friendship, prophecy ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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 6.6
 2K
The Burglars (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Athens a collection of emeralds is successfully stolen by a team of robbers, led by safe-cracker Azad. Things go smoothly until they miss the ship by which they planned their escape; a police chief pursues Azad while he waits for the next ship to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, cynical, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, jewel theft, heist, crimes, police investigation, partners, police corruption, burglar, criminal heroes, dishonesty, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: greece, europe, france, athens greece
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Signs of Life (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During World War II, three German soldiers are withdrawn from combat when one of them, Stroszek, is wounded. They are assigned to a small coastal community on the Greek island of Kos while Stroszek recuperates. The men become increasingly stir crazy ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: world war two, soldier, island, german soldier, military, unfulfillment, confined, losing-it hero, greek, dull life, isolation, village ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: greece, italy, mediterranean sea, europe
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 7.7
 2K
Iphigenia (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The Greek army is about to set sail to a great battle, but the winds refuse to blow. Their leader, King Agamemnon, seeks to provide better food, but accidentally slays a sacred deer. His punishment from the gods, the sacrifice of his daughter ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: tragedy, army, king, sacrifice, greek mythology, ocean, down on your luck, vengeance, legends and myths, parents and children, ancient history, destiny ...
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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The Greek Tycoon (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A lusty Greek shipping magnate courts the widow of an assassinated U.S. president.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: yacht, romance, assassination, mogul, cruise, widow, greek, dealing with death, state affairs, love and romance, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, usa, new york, england ...
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 6.9
 2K
Eleni (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a parallel plot line we see Nick as a young boy and his family as ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Plot: village, revolution, civil war, wartime life, holocaust, uncover truth, self discovery, genocide, haunted by the past, political unrest, society, fighting the system ...
Place: greece, europe
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 5.9
 1K
Sky Riders (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Robert Culp plays Bracken, whose life seems perfect until his wife Ellen and their children are kidnapped by terrorists one day. After failed attempts to capture them back by the police, Ellen's ex husband enters the fray and plans his own ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: monastery, kidnapping, castle, hostage, hang glider, confined, escapades, politics, terrorism, crimes, heroes, daring rescue ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe
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 7.0
 10K
Topkapi (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Arthur Simon Simpson is a small-time crook biding his time in Greece. One of his potential victims turns out to be a gentleman thief planning to steal the emerald-encrusted dagger of the Mehmed II from Istanbul's Topkapi Museum.
Style: suspenseful, sexy, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: museum, heist, caper, femme fatale, smuggling, theft, crimes, cat burglar, perfect crime, mastermind, gain trust, greek ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: greece, turkey, europe, istanbul turkey
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 6.4
 2K
The Tempest (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A sobering mid-life crisis fuels dissatisfaction in Philip Dimitrius, to the extent where the successful architect trades his marriage and career in for a spiritual exile on a remote Greek island where he hopes to conjure meaning into his life - ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, unusual plot structure, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: island, midlife crisis, architect, greek island, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, couples, teenage life, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, new york, usa, europe, mediterranean sea ...
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 6.3
 788
40 Carats (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A forty year old woman who was vacationing in Greece meets a twenty-two year old, who was also on vacation. They spend the night together and she leaves him while he was sleeping. She then returns to New York and she is stunned to learn that her ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sex comedy
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, couple relations, workplace romance, theater, infidelity, bank, farce, love affair, crumbling marriage, romance, love and romance, bounty hunter ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, new york, manhattan new york city
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