Movies and TV shows set in jordan

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in jordan ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful and tense films and TV shows about / with desert, death, vengeance, cigarette smoking, culture clash, suspense, photograph, murder, gun and fear plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Adventure genres shot in USA, Jordan, UK and other countries.
jordan movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as jordan: Captain Abu Raed (2007), May in the Summer (2013), Body of Lies (2008), When I Saw You (2012), Theeb (2014), Friendship's Death (1987), AlRawabi School for Girls (2021), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Free Zone (2005), The Mauritanian (2021).

List of movies set in jordan

Captain Abu Raed (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Jordan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Abu Raed is an old airport janitor who has always yearned to travel the world but has never been able to afford it. One day, he finds an old discarded pilot's hat, and discovers a calling: a group of children in his poor neighborhood assume ...
Style: serious, uplifting, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: mistaken identity, hopes, human spirit, friendship, working class, dishonesty, life is a bitch, elderly, longing, arranged marriage, escape from reality, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century
Place: jordan, middle east
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May in the Summer (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Jordan, Qatar, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bride-to-be is forced to reevaluate her life when she reunites with her family in Jordan and finds herself confronted with the aftermath of her parents’ divorce.
Style: captivating, humorous, realistic, emotional, semi serious
Plot: family problems, culture clash, couples, introspection, parents and children, doubt, divorced parents, arranged marriage, lesbian, woman, marriage, new yorker ...
Time: 21st century
Place: jordan, middle east
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Body of Lies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – ...
Style: clever, exciting, tense, realistic, political ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, intelligence agency, secret service, cia agent, terrorist, government agency, bomb, conspiracy, secret agents ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, syria, virginia, israel ...
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When I Saw You (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Jordan, Greece, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jordan, 1967: displaced to a refugee camp after the occupation of their West Bank village, an eleven-year old boy and his mother enact the emancipating dream that every refugee has imagined countless times, in Annemarie Jacir's passionate and ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, camp, hopes, human spirit, forceful separation, parents and children, family relations, youth, teenage life, search for father, freedom fighter, missing father ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967
Place: jordan, palestine, middle east
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Theeb (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense, exciting
Plot: desert, world war one, coming of age, survival, bedouin, boy, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, culture clash, sheik, british soldier, arab ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1916
Place: jordan, middle east, saudi arabia, africa, arabia ...
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Friendship's Death (1987)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A robot messenger (Tilda Swinton) is sent to earth to appeal to humans to live in peace. Originally designed to go to MIT, by mistake she ends up in Amman, Jordan during the Black September riots of 1970. Sullivan, a British journalist, (Bill ...
Style: captivating, exciting, thought provoking
Plot: human android relationship, robot, extraterrestrial, alien, journalist, reporter, politics, suspense, female robot, androids, arab, englishman abroad ...
Time: 70s
Place: palestine, middle east, jordan
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AlRawabi School for Girls (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Jordan
Duration: 291 min.
TV show
Story: The bullied outcasts at prestigious Al Rawabi School for Girls plot a series of risky takedowns to get back at their tormentors.
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: bullying, girl, teenager, school, revenge, social outcast, high school life, murder, vengeance, suspense, outcast, schoolgirl ...
Place: jordan
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 218 min.
Story: The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological ...
Style: epic, captivating, breathtaking, visually appealing, factual ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: desert, world war one, war, military, british empire, imperialism, historical character, battles, politics, camel, train, islam ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, ottoman empire, arabia, africa ...
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Free Zone (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, Belgium, France, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rebecca, an American who has been living in Jerusalem for a few months now, has just broken off her engagement. She gets into a cab driven by Hanna, an Israeli. But Hanna is on her way to Jordan, to the Free Zone, to pick up a large of sum of money.
Style: road movie, serious, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: female protagonist, border crossing, on the road, breakup, society, friendship, taxi, israeli, american, culture clash, political unrest, jewish ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: israel, jordan, jerusalem, middle east, saudi arabia ...
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The Mauritanian (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A detainee at the U.S military's Guantanamo Bay detention center is held without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defense attorney for his release.
Style: thought provoking, tense, captivating, inspirational, thrilling ...
Plot: lawyer, islamic terrorism, al qaeda, american politics, brutality, courtroom, interrogation, prison, torture, american imperialism, war on terror, prisoner ...
Time: year 2005, year 2002, year 2001, year 2003, 2000s ...
Place: north africa, jordan, usa, america, new orleans ...
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana must team up with Marcus Brody, Sallah and Elsa Schneider to follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis from recovering the ...
Style: entertaining, breathtaking, exciting, epic, dieselpunk ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, archaeology, holy grail, map, artifact, adventurer, father son relationship, treasure, courage, escapades, husky dog ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1912, year 1938, 1910s
Place: germany, israel, egypt, venice, san francisco ...
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The Apparition (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Belgium, Jordan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jacques is a journalist at a large regional newspaper in France. His reputation as an impartial and talented investigator attracts the attention of the Vatican who recruits him for a special task; taking part of a committee to investigate the ...
Style: realistic, psychological, thought provoking, captivating, art house
Plot: catholic church, reporter, journalist, pilgrimage, religion, investigation, faith, catholic priest, priest, teenage girl, lawyer, religious fanatic ...
Time: 2010s
Place: vatican, south of france, rome italy, jordan, alps
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The Curve (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Egypt, France, United Arab Emirates, Jordan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Radi, an isolated mysterious guy, who lives in his old VW minivan, finds himself starting an interesting journey.
Plot: homeless, road trip, refugee, van, introvert, outcast, mini van
Place: jordan, palestine
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Escape (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Husband and wife doctors Paul and Kim Jordan need a drastic change. Distraught by the inexplicable death of their baby, Paul (C. Thomas Howell) convinces Kim to abandon their American lives and join a medical mission in Thailand. It seems to be just ...
Style: christian film, psychological, unusual plot structure, captivating, contemplative
Plot: christian, missing person, death of friend, held captive, abduction, religion, doctor, police, escape, faith, abroad, grief ...
Place: thailand, jordan
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Seize the Day (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
TV show
Story: Luciana and Helena are two supermodels with completely opposite personalities: the first is stormy and spoiled, while the second - being older - is patient and restrained. Their fate changes when Helena becomes involved with Marcos, Luciana's ...
Style: novela, disturbing, captivating
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, forbidden love, male female relationship, family problems, couple relations, in love, model, love interest, love and romance, love affair, fall in love, relationship problems ...
Place: rio de janeiro, jordan
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Arrambam (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The film's plot is set in the backdrop of 26/11 serial blasts in Mumbai, and revolves around Ashok Kumar (Ajith), who is on a mission to expose a scam regarding faulty bullet proof jackets that are provided to security forces, which resulted in ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, vengeance, law enforcement, fighting the system, society, rebellion, rivalry, corruption, government, buddy cop, righting the wronged, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india, asia, jordan, dubai
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Queen of the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventurer, bedouin, head of state, escapades, state affairs, unfulfilled love, political intrigue, englishwoman, stallion, women, politics, love and romance ...
Time: future, victorian era, 20th century, 1910s, 1890s ...
Place: persia, middle east, arabia, turkey, tehran iran ...
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The Bubble (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the rest of the country and the turmoil it's going through. ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, controversial ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, lgbt, friendship, lgbtq, gay soldier, forbidden love, lifestyle, society, understanding, occupation, love affair ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel, tel aviv israel, middle east, jerusalem, jordan ...
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Re-Imagining Jesus (2016)
Genre: Documentary, Biography, History
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Re-Imagining Jesus retells the foundational Judeo-Christian story from the historical and spiritual perspective of The Urantia Book. It begins with a brief visit to the world of pre-Hebrew desert tribes and quickly moves into the story of ...
Style: spiritual
Plot: new testament, religious, christian
Place: jordan, israel
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War Dogs (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.
Style: realistic, intense, funny, humorous, factual ...
Plot: corruption, arms dealer, smuggling, friendship, rise and fall, gunrunner, military, betrayal, heist, suspense, business, kidnapping ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008, year 2005, 21st century
Place: iraq, las vegas, middle east, baghdad iraq, albania ...
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Under the Shadow (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Jordan, Qatar, Iran
Duration: 84 min.
Story: As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war torn Tehran of the 80s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.
Style: atmospheric, intense, stylized, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: supernatural, suspense, ghost, brutality, war, supernatural power, mother daughter relationship, paranormal, paranormal activity, military, haunted house, mother ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, iraq, middle east, tehran, jordan ...
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The Great Journey (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Morocco, Bulgaria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Reda, summoned to accompany his father on a pilgrimage to Mecca, complies reluctantly - as he preparing for his baccalaureat and, even more important, has a secret love relationship. The trip across Europe in a broken-down car is also the departure ...
Style: road movie, realistic, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: pilgrimage, travel, on the road, family relations, father son relationship, journey, culture clash, youth, society, golden years, hopes, human nature ...
Place: france, serbia, europe, milan italy, italy ...
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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.
Style: entertaining, exciting, surreal, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, robot, androids and robots, alien, transforming robot, military, giant robots, battles, alien invasion, chaos, heroes, vengeance ...
Time: 18th century, 2000s, stone age, prehistoric times, 21st century
Place: egypt, washington d.c., virginia, new york, philadelphia ...
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The Human Shield (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Human Shield is a 1991 film directed by Ted Post. It stars Michael Dudikoff and Tommy Hinkley. It is about a former government agent who must save his diabetic brother from Iraqi abductors.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, terrorism, special agents, heroes, battles, confined, military, state affairs, brother brother relationship, rescue mission, revenge, suspense ...
Time: 90s, year 1985, year 1990
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, baghdad iraq, jordan
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Hanna K. (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A female American Israeli lawyer is defending a Palestinian charged by an Israeli court. It's a tough case because of strong political background. Meanwhile she finds out she's pregnant and thinks about abortion.
Style: political
Plot: conspiracy, lawyer, judaism, chaos, abortion, prison, deportation, cover up, prosecutor, investigation, palestinian, lawyer client relationship ...
Place: israel, south africa, jordan
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Fair Game (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the ...
Style: political, factual, intense, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: cia, corruption, politics, spy, espionage, secret service, political conspiracy, journalism, newspaper, conspiracy theory, cia agent, political corruption ...
Time: year 2001, year 2002, year 1995, year 2003, year 1993 ...
Place: africa, middle east, washington d.c., iraq, east africa ...
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Abraham (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Italy, USA, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: This engrossing dramatization of the life of Abraham, the most tested servant of God and the father of Judaism, spans from the patriarch's quest for the Promised Land to the sacrifice of his son, Isaac.
Style: christian film, serious, epic, biblical, captivating ...
Plot: bible, prophet, bible story, old testament, desert, redemption, heroic mission, miraculous event, society, hopes, human spirit, antiquity ...
Time: ancient times
Place: holy land, middle east, jordan
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The Viral Factor (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: International Security Affairs agent Jon is on a dangerous mission to escort a criminal scientist to another country. En route, a member of his team turns out to be a traitor and shoots Jon in the head while kidnapping the scientist. When Jon wakes ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, fighting crime, partners, law enforcement, betrayal, master criminal, terrorism, dangerous mission, fight, gunfight, suspense, heroic bloodshed ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan
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I Can't Think Straight (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: I Can't Think Straight is a 2007 romance movie about a London-based Jordanian of Palestinian descent, Tala, who is preparing for an elaborate wedding. A turn of events causes her to have an affair and subsequently fall in love with another ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, lesbian romance, coming out, lesbianism, love and romance, gays and lesbians, passion, lesbian sex, gender ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, middle east, london, jordan
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Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.
Style: absurd, entertaining, confusing, visually appealing, anamorphic ...
Plot: alien, robot, transforming robot, giant robots, dinosaur, mission, culture clash, alien invasion, extraterrestrial, survival, revenge, alternate reality ...
Time: future, middle ages, 2010s, year 2017
Place: tower bridge london, england, havana cuba, usa, united kingdom ...
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