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, exciting, melancholic and humorous films and TV shows about / with greek, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, culture clash, brutality, destiny, adaptation and betrayal 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: Shirley Valentine (1989), Troy (2004), My Life in Ruins (2009), Clash of the Titans (2010), Mamma Mia! (2008), The Durrells (2016), Alexander (2004), Escape to Athena (1979), Before Midnight (2013), Iphigenia (1977).

List of movies set in greece

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: touching, sentimental, clever, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: middle aged woman, midlife crisis, friendship, culture clash, romance, partners, friends, hopes, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, england, europe, northern england, liverpool ...
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 7.2
 458K
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, rough, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: warrior, mythology, sword fight, betrayal, army, courage, tragic hero, forbidden love, conquering, heroes, ancient, heroic ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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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: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: tour guide, workplace romance, romance, hospital, kiss, looking for love, nothing goes right, singleness, fish out of water, disorder, love affair, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe, athens greece, hawaii, australia ...
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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, stylized, serious, entertaining, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, superhuman powers, adventure, good versus evil, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, danger, monster, heroic mission, obsessive quest, destiny, supernatural ability ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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 6.4
 197K
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, lyrical, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, parents and children, single parent, wedding, free spirited, love and romance, couple relations, family gatherings, family reunited, meet the parents, ex couple relations, lovers reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, europe
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 8.1
 5K
The Durrells (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
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, atmospheric, exciting, stylized, based on true events
Plot: family, englishwoman abroad, friendship, greek island, expatriate, province, culture shock, dead husband, female protagonist, adventure, based on a novel, island ...
Time: 1930s
Place: greece, mediterranean sea
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 5.6
 156K
Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, 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: adventure, ambition, homosexuality, war, conquering, heroes, rise to the top, ruler, battle zone, state affairs, royal family, gory ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: persia, greece, ancient greece, macedonia, egypt ...
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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: island, adventure, escape, chase, archaeologist, soldier, daring rescue, survival, danger, war, military, monastery ...
Time: 1940s
Place: greece, europe
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 7.9
 125K
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, talky, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, midlife crisis, romance, summer vacation, friends, relationship vs career, hopes, marriage, vacation, hotel, french, greek ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, paris france, chicago illinois, vienna
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 7.7
 1K
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: gloomy, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, serious
Plot: sacrifice, tragedy, army, king, parents and children, legends and myths, life is a bitch, down on your luck, heroes, master warrior, greek, ocean or sea ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece
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 2.4
 306
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: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, boat, incest, ship, infidelity, family relations, deadly, couples, dishonesty, intrigue, legends and myths, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: greece
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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: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: resort, family vacation, vacation, family, parents and children, nothing goes right, siblings relations, youth, disorder, family relations, summer vacation, beach resort ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: 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: romance, assassination, yacht, cruise, widow, greek, love and romance, state affairs, love affair, couples, infidelity, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, usa, london, england, europe ...
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 6.9
 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: suspenseful, emotional, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: village, revolution, civil war, uncover truth, state affairs, war, wartime life, rebellion, society, holocaust, against humanity, life is a bitch ...
Place: greece, europe
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 6.0
 773
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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, monastery, castle, hostage, politics, missing person, deadly, terrorism, confined, adventure, crimes, danger ...
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: greek, friendship, village, dance, widow, dancing, monastery, culture clash, human nature, misfit, odd couple, world ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: greece, europe, new orleans
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 22K
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, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: assassination, military, politics, political corruption, liberal, protest, photojournalist, cia, police, government, courtroom drama, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: greece, europe
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, epic, thought provoking ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, civil war, parents and children, legends and myths, wartime life, anti war, vengeance, against humanity, life is a bitch, greek, genocide ...
Time: 1930s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1939
Place: greece, europe
Is relevant ?
 5.4
 331
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, couple relations, golden years, cons and scams, love and romance, espionage, island, dishonesty, couples, art, expatriate, greek ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, europe, russia
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 7.0
 8K
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, clever, captivating, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: museum, heist, femme fatale, theft, smuggling, dagger, crime, cat burglar, perfect crime, dishonesty, greek, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, island, infidelity, vacation, romance, young lovers, youth, strong sexual content, couples, fall in love, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, europe
Is relevant ?
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: island, midlife crisis, architect, greek island, romance, couples, family problems, couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, teenage life, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, new york, europe, usa, athens greece ...
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 568
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, theater, couples, family problems, workplace romance, thirtysomething life, family relations, infidelity, bounty hunter, bank, romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.3
 186K
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: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, epic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: hercules, mythology, monster, adventure, good versus evil, disney, rescue, prophecy, heroic mission, friendship, superhuman powers, fall in love ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 698K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, War
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, harsh, scenic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, gory, legends and myths, battles, ancient, courage, historical character, heroic mission, master warrior, human spirit, army, against the odds ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: ancient greece, 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, crime, cons and scams, danger, criminal heroes, escapades, fugitives, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: greece, europe, turkey, istanbul turkey, athens greece
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The Legend of Hercules (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, epic, serious, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gladiator, greek mythology, good versus evil, superhuman powers, legends and myths, mythology, destiny, introspection, master warrior, adventure, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe, egypt, dungeon
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 2K
The Burglars (1971)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action
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, cynical, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, chase, burglar, police corruption, crimes, partners, police investigation, gangsters, criminal heroes, dishonesty, investigation, car chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: greece, france, europe, athens greece
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Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a Greek fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander. The film is based on a novel about an Italian soldier's experiences during the Italian occupation of the Greek ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, intense, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: resistance fighter, italian army, italian soldier, romance, war, love and romance, impossible love, social relations, wartime life, fall in love, island, officer ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: greece, europe, albania, italy, germany
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 2K
Evil (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Greece
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An evil force is awakened in downtown Athens transforming the unsuspecting citizens into raving zombies. The few survivors will have to fight hard for their lives. To the death.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, chaos, survival, danger, deadly, gory, zombie apocalypse, zombie attack, blood, brutality, supernatural, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe, athens greece
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