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, intense, exciting, interesting and captivating films and TV shows about / with death, culture clash, desert, vengeance, blood, photograph, explosion, politics, pistol and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Jordan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as jordan: Body of Lies (2008), Free Zone (2005), Captain Abu Raed (2008), May in the Summer (2013), Theeb (2014), When I Saw You (2012), Escape (2012), I Can't Think Straight (2008), The Apparition (2018), The Curve (2015).

List of movies set in jordan

 7.1
 198K
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: tense, realistic, serious, clever, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, government agency, danger, torture, off the grid, track down, bomb, beating, terror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, manchester england, syria ...
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 5.8
 3K
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: serious, road movie, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy
Plot: border crossing, friendship, society, political unrest, culture clash, terror, break-up, on the road, storytelling, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, war zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, jordan, middle east, jerusalem, syria ...
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Captain Abu Raed (2008)
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: uplifting, captivating, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: mistaken identity, children, friendship, working class, elderly, escape from reality, life is a bitch, longing, society, domestic violence, arranged marriage, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 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, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: parents and children, family in crisis, culture clash, introspection, family problems, family life, couples, disorder, family relations, family gatherings, siblings relations, new yorker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, jordan
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 7.2
 9K
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: serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: desert, coming of age, survival, teaching the ways of the world, adolescence vs adulthood, power relations, adventure, family relations, escapades, siblings relations, society, innocence lost ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1916
Place: jordan, middle east, ottoman empire, africa, saudi arabia
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 6.6
 519
When I Saw You (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Palestine, 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: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, serious, touching ...
Plot: camp, refugee, coming of age, family relations, hopes, parents and children, forceful separation, youth, teenage life, human spirit, illiteracy, absent father ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967, 1960s
Place: jordan, middle east
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 4.6
 697
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
Plot: christian, capture, grief, sailboat, gunshot wound, faith, doctor, boat, religion, bible, island, wound ...
Place: jordan, thailand
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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: sincere, semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: coming out, lesbian, gays and lesbians, lgbt, fall in love, true love, family tradition, self discovery, romance, love and romance, gender, closeted homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, middle east, london, jordan
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 6.4
 820
The Apparition (2018)
Genre: Drama
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 ...
Plot: vatican, pilgrimage, religious fanaticism, catholic church, reporter, bible, chapel, virgin mary statue, skype, pilgrim, faith, interview ...
Place: jordan, southern france, rome italy
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 7.0
 32
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: road trip, refugee, outcast, introvert, van
Place: jordan, palestine
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Queen of the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
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, serious, captivating, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: adventurer, political intrigue, escapades, state affairs, love and romance, politics, british empire, british military, marriage proposal, rivalry, strong female character, head of state ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 1890s, year 1915
Place: middle east, persia, jordan, tehran iran, england ...
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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: surprise ending, cliffhanger, entertaining, absurd, idiotic ...
Plot: robot, end of the world, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, knight, culture clash, giant robots, technology, fight scenes, alternate reality, revenge, survival ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s, future
Place: england, washington d.c., china, africa, tower bridge london ...
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 7.2
 5K
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: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, touching
Plot: rave, homosexual, friendship, roommate, gay relationship, gay, gays and lesbians, best friends, forbidden love, lifestyle, understanding, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem, tel aviv israel, jordan
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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: exciting, entertaining, captivating, tense, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, holy grail, map, escape, artifact, adventurer, courage, underwater, father son relationship, diary, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 30s, year 1938
Place: germany, israel, mine, middle east, utah ...
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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 ...
Plot: british, robot, journalist, politics, hotel room, reporter, hotel, typewriter, alien, englishman abroad, briton abroad, human android relationship ...
Place: jordan, palestine, middle east
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Re-Imagining Jesus (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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 ...
Plot: religious, christian
Place: israel, jordan
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 7.1
 151K
War Dogs (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA, Cambodia
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: intense, funny, factual, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: military, rise and fall, arms dealer, smuggling, iraq war, friendship, corruption, betrayal, gunrunner, machismo, firearm, organized crime ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008, year 2005
Place: iraq, afghanistan, pentagon, albania, jordan ...
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Under the Shadow (2016)
Genre: Drama, 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: tense, atmospheric, psychological, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: evil, mother, daughter, haunted house, little boy, female protagonist, basement, neighbor, supernatural power, paranormal phenomena, apartment building, poltergeist ...
Place: iran, jordan, middle east, iraq
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The Great Journey (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Morocco, Bulgaria, Turkey
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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, road movie
Plot: on the road, trip, pilgrimage, teenage life, society, human nature, misfit, golden years, parents and children, hopes, immigrants, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: saudi arabia, france, europe, croatia, syria ...
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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 150 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: exciting, semi serious, epic, ridiculous, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chaos, robot, killer robot, military, good versus evil, symbol, artifact, tank, sun, imaginary, young heroes, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, stone age, prehistoric times
Place: egypt, battleship, paris france, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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 7.6
 197K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, factual, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassination, politics, revenge, terrorism, murder, jewish, vengeance, secret agents, morality, justice, paranoia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, germany ...
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 216 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, realistic, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Plot: desert, horse, war, adventure, muslim, soldier, battles, interrogation, explosion, torture, imperialism, rebel ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: middle east, lebanon, saudi arabia, jerusalem, ottoman empire ...
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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: suspenseful, bleak, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, special agents, deadly, family life, heroes, against the odds, battles, war, hostages, confined, state affairs ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: iraq, iran, middle east, jordan
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 6.5
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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 drama
Plot: cover up, deportation, prison, new identity, refrigerator, moral dilemma, jewish american, investigation, israeli palestinian conflict, prosecutor, lawyer client relationship, palestinian ...
Place: south africa, israel, jordan
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 8.0
 96K
Talk to Her (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating, surreal, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, rape, coma, suicide, tragic love, hospital, obsession, tragic event, ballet, life is a bitch, starting over, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, madrid, jordan, latin america
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 6.8
 44K
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: thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, serious, factual ...
Plot: cia, political conspiracy, newspaper, relationship vs career, price of justice, state affairs, crumbling marriage, fighting the system, journalism, life turned upside down, misled, righting the wronged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, year 1995, year 2001 ...
Place: usa, iraq, africa, thailand, beirut lebanon ...
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: realistic, intellectual, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: politics, terrorism, rebellion, idealism, revolution, radical, anti war, protest, bomb, journalist, judge, robbery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1976, year 1974 ...
Place: germany, europe, brussels belgium, munich germany, persia ...
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 7.2
 1K
Abraham (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Italy, USA, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 175 min.
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: exciting, serious, epic
Plot: bible, anti heroes, religions or cults, society, heroes, human spirit, humble, leadership, heroic mission, hopes, miraculous event, adventure ...
Time: ancient history
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, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, danger, special agents, crimes, international crisis, partners against crime, chases and races, fellow agent, tough heroes, law enforcement, terrorism, master criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, jordan
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