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, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, culture clash, betrayal, adaptation, destiny and romance plots mostly in Drama, Comedy 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), Clash of the Titans (2010), Mamma Mia! (2008), Alexander (2004), My Life in Ruins (2009), Shirley Valentine (1989), 300 (2006), The Two Faces of January (2014), Z (1969).

List of movies set in greece

 8.2
 8K
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: atmospheric, captivating, exciting, stylized, based on true events
Plot: family, friendship, greek island, englishwoman abroad, expatriate, female protagonist, province, adventure, culture shock, dead husband, island, based on a novel ...
Time: 1930s, year 1935
Place: greece, mediterranean sea
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 7.3
 490K
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, exciting, serious, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: warrior, sword fight, mythology, army, courage, greek mythology, battlefield, betrayal, ancient, tragic hero, legendary, conquering ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, 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, adventure, good versus evil, monster, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, danger, curses spells and rituals, ancient, obsessive quest ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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 6.4
 217K
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, stylized, sentimental, not serious, lyrical ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: wedding, mother daughter relationship, parents and children, single parent, free spirited, father daughter relationship, love and romance, eccentric family, lovers reunited, family gatherings, meet the parents, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, europe, new york
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 5.6
 163K
Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Morocco, Thailand
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, suspense, serious, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, adventure, ambition, heroes, war, mother son relationship, rise to the top, battles, warlord, ruler, state affairs, military ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, persia, macedonia, egypt ...
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My Life in Ruins (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 98 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, sweet, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: tour guide, workplace romance, romance, hospital, looking for love, nothing goes right, disorder, fish out of water, love affair, singleness, hopes, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe, athens greece, hawaii, australia ...
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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, looking for love, strong female presence, couples, friends, love and romance, buddies, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, england, europe, liverpool, northern england ...
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 7.6
 735K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Bulgaria, Australia
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, rough, scenic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, gory, battles, courage, legends and myths, ancient, soldier, army, war, heroic mission, human spirit, military ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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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, cons and scams, crimes, crime, couples, escapades, fugitives, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: greece, europe, turkey, athens greece, crete ...
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 8.3
 24K
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, protest, liberal, photojournalist, police, government, courtroom drama ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, world war two, island, adventure, chase, archaeologist, soldier, daring rescue, war, danger, survival, military ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: greece, europe, balkan
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 7.9
 142K
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: sentimental, atmospheric, meditative, philosophical, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, writers, midlife crisis, hopes, romance, hotel room, summer vacation, friends, relationship vs career, marriage, introspection, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, scenic, sentimental, captivating
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, singing, female friendship, friendship, boyfriend, sailboat, dancing, greek island, holiday, reunion, pregnant woman, dating ...
Time: year 1979, contemporary, 70s
Place: greece, mediterranean sea, stockholm sweden, paris france, new york ...
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 5.3
 353
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: golden years, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, couple relations, cons and scams, island, couples, espionage, female director, expatriate, art ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, europe, turkey, russia
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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: family relations, resort, vacation, family, summer vacation, nothing goes right, siblings relations, parents and children, silly humor, disorder, youth, young love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, europe
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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, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, gladiator, greek mythology, legends and myths, superhuman powers, good versus evil, adventure, imaginary, hercules, slavery, destiny, father son relationship ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe, egypt
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Signs of Life (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 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: tense, serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: world war two, soldier, island, german soldier, isolation, village, dull life, greek, military base, confined, unfulfillment, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: greece, mediterranean sea, europe, italy
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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: atmospheric, gloomy, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: army, king, tragedy, sacrifice, greek mythology, destiny, parents and children, down on your luck, betrayal, downfall, tragic hero, master warrior ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece
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 2.5
 330
Medusa (1973)
Genre: Mystery
Country: UK, Greece
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In Greece, a stewardess is murdered by a masked maniac. Suspicion falls on a drunken American playboy and a murderous gangster.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, cult film
Plot: gangsters, murder, boat, incest, mystery, crimes, ship, siblings relations, legends and myths, infidelity, crime, dangerous animal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: greece
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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: romance, yacht, assassination, greek, widow, cruise, mogul, state affairs, dealing with death, love and romance, family relations, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, london, europe, usa, new york ...
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 7.0
 1K
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: psychological, emotional, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: revolution, village, civil war, wartime life, media, rebellion, life is a bitch, journalism, war, state affairs, uncover truth, genocide ...
Place: greece, europe
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 6.0
 924
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: monastery, kidnapping, hostage, castle, hang glider, daring rescue, chases and races, terrorism, missing person, deadly, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe
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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: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, exciting ...
Plot: greek, friendship, village, dance, dancing, widow, monastery, culture clash, bittersweet, friends, village life, world ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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: epic, disturbing, emotional, bleak, serious ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, civil war, wartime life, parents and children, legends and myths, political unrest, genocide, anti war, vengeance, greek, life is a bitch ...
Time: year 1939, year 1952, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: greece, europe
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 7.0
 9K
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: museum, heist, caper, femme fatale, smuggling, theft, dagger, crimes, crime, cat burglar, perfect crime, gain trust ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 50s, 1950s
Place: greece, turkey, europe, istanbul turkey
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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: sexual, sexy, erotic, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), island, infidelity, vacation, greek island, romance, fall in love, sexual relations, couple relations, love affair, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, europe
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 6.5
 2K
The Tempest (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 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, couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, couples, family relations, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, new york, europe, usa, mediterranean sea ...
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 6.4
 659
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, crumbling marriage, romance, love and romance, bounty hunter, single parent, family problems, breakup, thirtysomething life, couples, family relations, fashion ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.3
 207K
Hercules (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, France
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: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: mythology, hercules, disney, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, monster, superhuman powers, rescue, legends and myths, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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 6.3
 989
Knifer (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cyprus, Greece
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After his father death, Nikos moves from Ptolemaida to Athens. His uncle offers him food and shelter while he starts taking care of his dogs. Alone in an isolated suburb, he's wearing down into his misery routine, till the moment his ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, starting over, family problems, couples, dull life, infidelity, unfulfillment, uncle nephew relationship, sex scene, murder, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
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