Movies and TV shows set in sahara

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in sahara ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, captivating and suspense films and TV shows about / with desert, friendship, escapades, adventure, escape, heroes, camel, soldier, arab and chase plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
sahara movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as sahara: Sahara (2017), 4L (2019), Secret of the Sahara (1988), The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), Nine Miles Down (2009), The English Patient (1996), The Sheltering Sky (1990), The Hill (1965), Ishtar (1987), The Message (1976).

List of movies set in sahara

Sahara (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two clans of snakes cohabit in the desert. Beautiful green serpents that live under the shelter of an oasis, protected and venerated by men and poisonous snakes that survive in the sand, dust and heat, hunted and killed by the Tuaregs. Here is the ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, sincere, sweet
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, snake, friendship, scorpion, cobra, adventure, class differences, love and romance, talking animals, struggle for survival, oasis, anthropomorphic animal ...
Place: sahara
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4L (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: To find Joseba, a dying friend, and see him reunite with his daughter Ely, two old friends, Jean Pierre and Tocho, embark with her on a road trip through the Sahara desert, from Spain to Mali.
Plot: road trip, friendship between men, poverty, desert, water, memories, friendship, drugs, customs, robbery, race car, bribery ...
Place: sahara, spain, france
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Secret of the Sahara (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, West Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: No overview found.
Plot: desert, french foreign legion, treasure, foreign legion, secret, bandit, lost civilization, adventure
Time: 1920s
Place: sahara
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The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspense, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, air disaster, adventure, pilot, survival, airplane, thirst, isolation, rescue, against the odds, crew, disaster ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, sahara, libya, middle east
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John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: John Wick is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ...
Style: exciting, tense, brutal, suspense, harsh ...
Plot: one man army, gunfight, criminal's revenge, tough guy, vengeance, murder, assassin, rescue, crimes, martial arts, dark hero, chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: sahara, grand central station manhattan new york city, morocco, usa, new york ...
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Nine Miles Down (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Hungary
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Sahara desert, a sandstorm batters a deserted drilling station. A security patrolman, battles through the high winds to investigate why all contact with the station has been lost. Originally built for gas exploration, and then abandoned, the ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: isolation, investigation, geologist, hallucination, hell, mysterious character, delusion, scientific research, desert, mystery, confined, gas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sahara, africa
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The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: emotional, romantic, sentimental, erotic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, world war two, war, beautiful scenery, mysterious character, love story, adultery, betrayal, stranded, expedition, power of love, loss of loved one ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1944, 1930s
Place: italy, sahara, egypt, cairo egypt, africa ...
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The Sheltering Sky (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An American couple (John Malkovich, Debra Winger) drift toward emptiness in postwar North Africa.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: desert, friendship, infidelity, adultery, extramarital affair, couples, family problems, friends, dishonesty, romance, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 1940s
Place: africa, sahara, morocco, north africa, new york
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The Hill (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a tower of sand seared by a ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, prison, desert, military, punishment, soldier, racism, sadism, military prison, heat wave, british army, torture ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: africa, sahara, libya, north africa, germany
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Ishtar (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the CIA, the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, light, talky ...
Plot: politics, fish out of water, friendship, adventure, disorder, misfit partners, partners, nothing goes right, state affairs, satire, hotel, desert ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: morocco, africa, sahara, middle east, texas ...
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The Message (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Libya, Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 207 min.
Story: The story of prophet "Muhammad" and the delivery of the message of God "Allah".
Style: epic, cult film
Plot: prophet, muslim woman, islam, religion, muslim, arab, koran, arabic history, battles, arab culture, soldier, dancing ...
Time: 7th century
Place: middle east, sahara, saudi arabia
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March or Die (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The French Foreign Legion, in the early 20s, is tasked to protect a group of Archaeologists in the middle east. After scenes depicting the hardship of day-to-day Foreign Legion life, and the ragtag collection of people who join, the local Arabs take ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: foreign legion, archaeologist, french foreign legion, obsessive quest, treasure hunt, adventurer, rescue, heroic mission, military, adventure, gypsy, desert ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: morocco, africa, sahara, middle east
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Carry on in the Legion (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bertram Oliphant West (also known as Bo West) wants to clear his unjustly smeared reputation. He joins the Foreign Legion, with Simpson his manservant in tow. But the fort they get posted to is full of eccentric legionnaires, and there is trouble ...
Style: parody, not serious, realistic, humorous, sex comedy
Plot: desert, foreign legion, disorder, adventure, heroes, military, rivalry, escapades, rescue, soldier, save the day, silly humor ...
Time: 20th century
Place: sahara
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Fort Saganne (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In 1911, a willful and determined man from peasant stock named Charles Saganne enlists in the military and is assigned to the Sahara Desert under the aristocratic Colonel Dubreuilh.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: foreign legion, military life, wartime life, political unrest, tragic love, destiny, battles, soldier, state affairs, army investigation, leadership, military ...
Time: 1910s
Place: africa, paris france, europe, france, sahara ...
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The Sands of Time (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Despite her friends' warnings, a woman travels to the Sahara, determined to find her missing archaeologist father and the magical tower he was searching for. Aided by a mysterious prince, she battles outlaws and the desert's harsh ...
Plot: french foreign legion, biplane, horse, horse riding, camel, desert, hanged man, archaeology, bible quote
Place: sahara
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Long Live Death (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the end of the Spanish civil war, Fando, a boy of about ten, tries to make sense of war and his father's arrest. His mother is religious, sympathetic to the Fascists; his father is accused of being a Red. Fando discovers that his mother may ...
Style: serious, surreal, psychological, atmospheric, disturbing
Plot: incestuous desire, surrealism, satire, nihilism, spanish civil war, corporal punishment, fascism, blasphemy, desert, dream, losing-it hero, politics ...
Time: 1930s
Place: spain, europe, sahara
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Men in Black: International (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: China, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Continuing adventures of the crime fighting duo Jenko and Schmidt.
Style: psychotronic, buddy comedy, buddy movie, surprise ending, urban fantasy
Plot: secret organization, alien race, extraterrestrial, false accusation, bodyguard, alien life-form, artifact, female spy, spacecraft, secret agents, teamwork, agent ...
Time: 2010s, year 1996, 90s, 80s, year 1986 ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, paris france, sahara, new york, naples italy ...
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The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Digby Geste (Feldman) and his ‘identical’ twin brother Beau (York) compete with their stepmother (Ann-Margeret) over possession of a priceless family heirloom.
Style: parody, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: foreign legion, desert, adventure, disorder, farce, goofy hero, siblings relations, camel, twins, family relations, adoption, jewel theft ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: morocco, sahara, north africa
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Spectre (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, secret agents, secret service, spy, espionage, british secret service, undercover, computer cracker, 007, heroes, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: united kingdom, london, rome italy, tokyo, mexico city ...
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Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends Bill and Ted set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they are helped by their ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, feel good, light, buddy movie ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, father daughter relationship, time machine, nostalgia, time traveler, friendship, sent to the past, predicting the future, schoolboy, teenager, humour, music ...
Time: year 1967, 2020s
Place: london, vienna, new orleans, sahara, china
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Sahara (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Scouring the ocean depths for treasure-laden shipwrecks is business as usual for a thrill-seeking underwater adventurer and his wisecracking buddy. But when these two cross paths with a beautiful doctor, they find themselves on the ultimate treasure ...
Style: exciting, buddy comedy, entertaining, scenic, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, adventurer, desert, obsessive quest, treasure hunter, adventure, archaeology, escapades, good versus evil, explorer, tyrant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, sahara, nigeria, egypt
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Hamilton (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: Swedish intelligence agent Carl Hamilton gets busy when it is discovered that a group of Soviet rebels intend to smuggle a nuclear weapons robot through Sweden. Carl and his colleague must risk life and limb to stop the uprising.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, captivating, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear threat, radiation, escapades, heroic mission, super weapon, secret agents, undercover, arms dealing, government agency, chase, husband wife relationship, assassination ...
Time: 90s
Place: moscow russia, russia, sweden, washington d.c., stockholm sweden ...
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Saint-Ex (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Poetic biography of author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Plot: world war two, boy, death, priest, love, flowers, mayor, extramarital affair, adultery, infidelity, confession, death of brother ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: cairo egypt, paris france, sahara, argentina, mediterranean sea ...
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Sahara (1995)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After the fall of Tobruk in June 1942, U.S. Army sergeant Joe Gunn leads his tank into the Sahara desert, in order to evade advancing Rommel's forces and reach Allied lines. Along the way he picks up few Allied soldiers, but soon they are ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, revolution, desert, against the odds, rebelliousness, human spirit, heroes, war, soldier, military, escapades, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: sahara
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Aladdin (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Princess Jasmine grows tired of being forced to remain in the palace, so she sneaks out into the marketplace, in disguise, where she meets street-urchin Aladdin. The couple falls in love, although Jasmine may only marry a prince. After being ...
Style: feel good, sweet, fairy tale, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: princess, genie, desert, disney, friendship, adventure, love, unlikely couple, disney princess, arabian nights, family, tiger ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, iraq, sahara
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Dead Weight (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Comedy
Country: France, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Prison guard Reggio lets Moltes have a weekly lottery ticket in exchange for his suave relationship advice. When Moltes learns that he has a winning lottery ticket, he breaks out of jail to claim his money. However, Reggio's girlfriend, Pauline ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, entertaining, parody
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, unlikely partners, odd couple, car race, fugitives, race against time, escapades, partners, treasure hunt, chase, tough heroes, rally ...
Time: contemporary, year 1995, 2000s
Place: europe, france, sahara
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Sadat (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
TV show
Story: The dramatization of the life of Egyptian leader Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat, from his early years as a young officer fighting the British to his assassination in 1981.
Plot: president, politics, battles, historical figure, death of protagonist, general, egyptian, peace, war hero, muslim, assassination, war violence ...
Place: egypt, sahara
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Greed in the Sun (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Marec, a truck driver is sent by his boss to track down through the Morroccan desert a reckless youngster who stole a brand-new truck and its payload. Riddled with bad luck, Marec will face the dangers of the desert, as well as a fishy partner, and ...
Style: road movie
Plot: truck, assignment, hiding place, old friends, taunting, plan gone wrong, ridicule, bar fight, femme fatale, friends who hate each other, machismo, brothel ...
Time: 60s
Place: morocco, sahara, west africa
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The Battle of El Alamein (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This movie's opening prologue states: "June 1942. As Rommel swept toward the Nile, the fall of Egypt and the capture of the Suez Canal seemed inevitable. Italian and German advance units raced toward Alexandria. Mussolini had given ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, desert, battles, tank, world war two, against humanity, war, heroes, escapades, battle zone, tough heroes ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa, north africa, sahara, germany
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Stranded (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Algeria, 1960. A section of French paratroopers are sent in search of a missing aircraft in the Algerian desert. The wreckage of the plane is quickly located, but there are no survivors, just a suitcase stamped “Top Secret”. Stormed by enemy ...
Style: rough, scary, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genie, soldier, rescue mission, village, survival, military, supernatural, isolation, supernatural ability, escapades, confined, deadly creature ...
Time: year 1960, 20th century, 60s
Place: algeria, africa, sahara, north africa
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