Movies and TV shows set in pakistan

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in pakistan ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful and touching films and TV shows about / with muslim, family relations, society, death, politics, islam, culture clash, danger, parents and children and soldier plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in India, USA, Pakistan and other countries.
pakistan movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as pakistan: The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), The Cage (2003), Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaara (2004), Hotel Mumbai (2018), A Mighty Heart (2007), Jinnah (1998), Refugee (2000), Son of a Lion (2007), In the Name of God (2007).

List of movies set in pakistan

The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Arun Khanna is a spy for the Indian government whose aid is enlisted to stop ISI Chief Ishak Khan. Khan is trying to build a nuclear bomb with which he can liberate Kashmir from the Indians. A battle of wits ensues. When Khan detonates a bomb at ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, undercover, secret mission, spy, one man army, undercover agent, heroic mission, tragic love, adventure, daring rescue, heroes, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pakistan, india, canada, kashmir, middle east ...
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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, manhunt, military, espionage, swat team, assassination, al qaeda, 9/11, terrorist, helicopter, navy seal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, september 11 2001, year 2011 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, baghdad iraq, london ...
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The Cage (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: In the days leading up to Partition, a Hindu woman is abducted by a Muslim man. Soon, she finds herself not only forced into marriage, but living in a new country as the borders between India and Pakistan are drawn
Style: emotional, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hindu, muslim, family relations, family problems, vengeance, family in crisis, bollywood, death in the family
Time: contemporary
Place: pakistan, india, middle east, asia
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Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaara (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 192 min.
Story: The story of the love between Veer Pratap Singh, an Indian, and Zaara Hayaat Khan, a Pakistani...a love so great it knows no boundaries...
Style: serious, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, prison, impossible love, rescue, bollywood, muslim, opposites attract, love affair, against the odds, false accusation, uncover truth, social differences ...
Place: india, pakistan, asia, middle east
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Ramchand: The Untouchable Pakistani (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a actual events, the story is about a Pakistani Hindu boy and his father who accidentally cross the border into India from their village in Pakistan at a time of extreme war like tension between the 2 countries and end up spending 5 years ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak
Plot: hindu, border, confined, prison life, wartime life, missing person, family problems, injustice, life is a bitch, parents and children, prison, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: pakistan, india
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Hotel Mumbai (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, UK, India, Singapore
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai about the Mumbai attacks in 2008 at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, factual, tense
Plot: terrorist attack, hostage, terrorism, terrorist, counter terrorism, jihad, survival, hotel, islam, religious fanatic, courage, shooting ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008
Place: india, pakistan, mumbai india, australia, adelaide south australia ...
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A Mighty Heart (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Mariane Pearl's account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's life and death.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: murder, loss of spouse, investigation, politics, friendship, faith, kidnapping, journalism, execution, missing person, muslim, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, september 11 2001, 2000s ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, manhattan new york city, new york, los angeles ...
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Jinnah (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, Pakistan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Biography of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of modern Pakistan is told through flashbacks as his soul tries to find eternal rest. The flashbacks start in 1947 as Jinnah pleads for a separate nation from the Muslim regime, infuriating Lord ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: political unrest, politics, muslim, religious fundamentalist, head of state, intrigue, war, hopes, imperialism, gory, congress, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1947, year 1948
Place: pakistan, india, kashmir
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Refugee (2000)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 207 min.
Story: The films tells the story of an un-named Indian Muslim, who helps illegal refugees from both India and Pakistan to cross the border through the Great Rann of Kutch. The film is attributed to have been inspired by the short story "Love Across ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, tense, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, fall in love, love affair, parents and children, mistaken identity, destiny, family relations, society, romance, estrangement, bollywood, orphan ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pakistan, india, new delhi
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Son of a Lion (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the Pakistani tribal village of Darra Adam Khel, a young Pashtun boy Niaz Afridi defies the expectations of his father to continue in the family business making weapons and calls for an education.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: family relations, ambition, follow your dream, rebellion, hopes, against the rules, single parent, youth, parents and children, family business, rebelliousness, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: pakistan, afghanistan
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Deewaar: Let's Bring Our Heroes Home (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Major Ranvir Kaul (Amitabh Bachchan) is a POW who was captured along with over 50 soldiers by Pakistani soldiers in 1971 during the war between India and Pakistan. 33 years later Ranvir's son Gaurav (Akshaye Khanna) decides to go on a rescue ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: escape attempt, prison, confined, rescue, parents and children, getting home, military, bollywood, prison life, hopes, danger, prison escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pakistan, india
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In the Name of God (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
Duration: 168 min.
Story: The film is about the difficult situation in which the Pakistanis in particular and the Muslims in general are caught up since 9/11. There is a war going on between the Fundamentalists and the Liberal Muslims. This situation is creating a drift not ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: terrorism, false accusation, muslim, islam, culture clash, falsely accused, misfit, life is a bitch, arranged marriage, oppression, family relations, family disapproval ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, contemporary
Place: pakistan, chicago illinois, usa, asia, middle east ...
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Partition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada, South Africa, India, Pakistan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Determined to leave the ravages of war behind, 38 year old Gian Singh resigns from the British Indian Army to a quiet life. His world is soon thrown in turmoil, when he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17 year old girl, ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, fall in love, sikh, soldier, romance, love and romance, society, political unrest, couples, village, social relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
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Silent Waters (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ayesha is a widow with a secret past, living with her beloved son Saleem in a small town in Pakistan close to the Indian border. When the fires of Islamic nationalism invade their tranquil lives, Saleem and a few of the town's other young men ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: hopes, politics, wartime life, self discovery, family life, death in the family, human nature, family relations, family problems, battles, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 40s, 1940s
Place: pakistan, india, middle east, asia
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The Clay Bird (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Bangladesh
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: hopes, politics, family relations, tradition, village, muslim, state affairs, estrangement, social relations, parents and children, village life, school ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: pakistan, middle east, bangladesh
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What Will People Say (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany, Sweden, France, Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sixteen year-old Nisha lives a double life. At home with her family she is the perfect Pakistani daughter, but when out with her friends, she is a normal Norwegian teenager. When her father catches her in bed with her boyfriend, Nisha's two ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: boyfriend, pakistani, double life, family relations, family values, reputation, teenage girl, forced marriage, social services, journey, corruption, abduction ...
Place: pakistan
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Lakshya (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: An aimless, jobless, irresponsible grown man joins the army and matures into a battlefield hero.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, cult film
Audience: date night
Plot: soldier, old love, domineering father, discipline, self discovery, redemption, heroic mission, military life, family relations, slacker, military, bollywood ...
Time: 90s
Place: pakistan, india, asia, middle east, new delhi ...
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Dukhtar (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Pakistan, Norway, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the mountains of Pakistan, a mother and her ten-year-old daughter flee their home on the eve of the girl's marriage to a tribal leader. A deadly hunt for them begins.
Style: tense, contemplative, suspenseful, suspense, unusual plot structure
Plot: forced marriage, child bride, family relations, female protagonist, little girl, escape, chase, mother daughter relationship, child in peril, family feud, on the run, woman in danger ...
Place: pakistan
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The Taqwacores (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three years in the making, this feature documentary follows the progression of the Muslim Punk scene: from its imaginary inception in a novel written by a white-convert named Michael Muhammad Knight to a full-blown, real-life scene of Muslim punk ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: rebelliousness, lifestyle, society, social misfits, moral dilemma, fighting the system, student life, punk, college life, youth, rock, islam ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pakistan, usa
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The Brink (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Three top U.S. government and military officials scramble to prevent World War 3 from happening amidst the chaos of a geopolitical crisis.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: diplomat, workplace intrigue, political intrigue, state affairs, chaos, society, workplace situations, dark humor, military, multiple storylines, escapades, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pakistan
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Good Morning Karachi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Good Morning Karachi addresses the tension between religious extremism and modernity through the eyes of a young woman, Rafina, coming of age in Karachi city. Rafina comes from a poor background but dreams of making something of herself. She wants ...
Style: captivating, touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: modeling, ambition, culture clash, fashion, assassination, politics, model, love, political rally, female director, coming of age, interrogation ...
Place: pakistan
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Rambo III (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure
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, rough, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, one man army, heroes, kidnapping, military base, freedom fighter, rambo, captivity, heroic mission, behind enemy lines, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan, thailand, middle east, ussr ...
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Four Lions (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four Lions tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to the breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging (and entirely plausible) ...
Style: humorous, not serious, satirical, cult film, funny ...
Plot: terrorism, recruit, satire, muslim, stupidity, suicide bomber, dark humor, suicide, farce, goofy hero, comedy of errors, bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, pakistan, yorkshire, europe, northern england ...
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Mutiny: A Love Story (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Amongst the communal riots that erupt in the city, Tara shelters a wayward Sakina from a crazed mob and a bond that blossoms into love is created. The two eventually get married and have a son. The happy family, now living in Amritsar, gets the ...
Style: realistic, serious, romantic, suspense
Plot: family relations, against the rules, fall in love, social differences, against the odds, political unrest, family tradition, love and romance, society, religions or cults, on the run, escape ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1947, 1950s, 50s
Place: pakistan, punjab, india, asia, middle east
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Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the rumored whereabouts of Osama bin Laden are revealed, the CIA readies a team of seasoned U.S. Navy SEALs for the mission of a lifetime. Despite inconclusive evidence that bin Laden is inside the compound, and ignoring the possible ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, navy seal, military, heroic mission, manhunt, top secret, deadly, government agency, danger, once in a lifetime opportunity, mastermind, wanted ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2020s, 2010s
Place: pakistan, usa, middle east
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In This World (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Torn straight from the headlines, Michael Winterbottom's compelling and prescient 'In This World' follows young Afghan Jamal and his older cousin Enayat as they embark on a hazardous overland trip from their refugee camp at Peshawar, ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, sincere, inspirational ...
Plot: refugee, on the road, politics, life is a bitch, refugees, immigrants, hopes, danger, friendship, society, poverty, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, year 2001, year 2002
Place: iran, afghanistan, pakistan, turkey, middle east ...
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West Is West (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Comedy sequel to "East is East". Manchester, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, witty, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, love and romance, youth, looking for love, siblings relations, teenage life, family problems, family tradition, society, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: england, pakistan, europe, middle east, manchester ...
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Traffik (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 315 min.
TV show
Story: Traffik is a 1989 British television serial about the illegal drugs trade. Its three stories are interwoven, with arcs told from the perspectives of Afghan and Pakistani growers and manufacturers, German dealers, and British users. It was nominated ...
Style: serious, disturbing, bleak, rough, tense ...
Plot: heroin, smuggling, politics, crimes, crime, price of justice, drug abuse, rules and policies, drug dealer, down on your luck, police corruption, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, london, england, pakistan ...
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Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
TV show
Story: Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan is a drama serial made in Pakistan based on a novel written by Umera Ahmad. It is an emotional story of a girl named Saba and her daughter Sara. The drama became very popular upon its release. The serial featured a huge ...
Style: touching, captivating, suspense, contemplative, exciting
Plot: marital problem, injustice, countryside, wealthy family, adultery, brother sister relationship, tragic event, poor family, betrayal, infidelity, ex husband ex wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: pakistan
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1971 (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on true facts, the film revolves around 6 brave soldiers who escape from the clutches of the Pakistan Army and risk death with honour and courage with sacrifice towards their journey home.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense
Plot: pow, escape, military, army, prisoner of war camp, courage, soldier, freedom, danger, death, honor, indian pakistani ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pakistan, india, kashmir
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