Middle east conflict movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant middle east conflict movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, thought provoking and suspense films and TV shows about / with middle east conflict, danger, violence, politics, terrorism, death, terrorist, explosion, brutality and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and War genres shot in USA, France, Israel and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as middle east conflict: Tokyo Sonata (2008), Messiah (2020), A Private War (2018), Spy Game (2001), A Borrowed Identity (2014), The Hurt Locker (2008), Our Music (2004), Free Zone (2005), Rosebud (1975), Paradise Now (2005).

List of middle east conflict movies

 7.5
 9K
Tokyo Sonata (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Netherlands, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ryûhei Sasaki (Teruyuki Kagawa) is keeping a secret from his wife, Megumi (Kyôko Koizumi), and his two teenage sons. Even though he leaves the house every day, he's not really going to work. He's going to an employment office. He ...
Style: serious, touching, psychological, realistic, lyrical ...
Plot: family relations, housewife, job seeking, unemployment, pianist, alienation, layoff, rebellion, hopes, family secret, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, china, middle east
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 7.6
 38K
Messiah (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A wary CIA officer investigates a charismatic man who sparks a spiritual movement and stirs political unrest. Who exactly is he? And what does he want?
Style: suspense, psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: cia, prophet, messiah, cia agent, religion, politics, jesus, investigation, society, disorder, media, police ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
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 6.7
 17K
A Private War (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
Style: tense, based on true events, disturbing, rough, suspense ...
Plot: war correspondent, journalist, eye patch, al qaeda, uncover truth, danger, war, life is a bitch, kurd, tamil, middle east conflict, alcoholic ...
Time: year 1986, year 2009, year 2012, year 1991, year 2001 ...
Place: syria, iraq, sri lanka, libya, afghanistan ...
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 7.1
 146K
Spy Game (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Japan, France, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Veteran spy Nathan Muir is on the verge of retiring from the CIA when he learns that his one-time protégé and close friend, Tom Bishop, is a political prisoner sentenced to die in Beijing. Although their friendship has been marred by bad blood and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, espionage, working undercover, mentor, rescue, undercover, bribery, political corruption, government agency, secret agents, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: china, cyprus, middle east, vietnam, langley virginia ...
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A Borrowed Identity (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Germany, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Arab is caught between cultures as he is sent to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Israel in the 1980s.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: teenage life, friendship, boarding school, teenage love, introspection, hopes, friends, social misfits, immigrants, misfit, fish out of water, culture clash ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1982 ...
Place: israel, middle east
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 7.5
 423K
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Style: realistic, tense, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, iraq war, army, sniper, military, marines, terrorism, u.s. army, gulf war, war, determination, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: iraq, middle east, new york
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 6.9
 3K
Our Music (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jean-Luc Godard's poetic meditation on war, violence and defeat. The film is structured in three parts. The three segments are "Hell", "Purgatory", and "Heaven". The first segment is a montage of war images from ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, meditative, intellectual, philosophical ...
Plot: politics, human nature, society, anti war, journalist, religion, existentialism, life philosophy, greed, self discovery, bosnian war, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia, sarajevo, israel ...
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 5.7
 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, thought provoking, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: border crossing, breakup, friendship, society, culture clash, political unrest, break-up, on the road, storytelling, female protagonist, war zone, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, jordan, middle east, saudi arabia, jerusalem ...
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 5.2
 717
Rosebud (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a bold coup a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaires five daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European TV stations. Undercover agent Martin is hired to hunt the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, hostage, terrorist, yacht, hostages, race against time, save the day, secret agents, chases and races, danger, confined ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: middle east, corsica
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 7.4
 22K
Paradise Now (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Palestine, France, Germany, Netherlands, Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Paradise Now is filmed from the perspective of two Palestinian men who are preparing to perform a suicide attack in Israel. This is the first film to deal with the subject of suicide bombers.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, rough, controversial ...
Plot: terrorism, israeli palestinian conflict, suicide, freedom, politics, bomb, friendship, self sacrifice, occupation, destiny, mission gone awry, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, palestine, palestinian authority, sweden ...
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 6.9
 5K
September 11 (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Egypt, Japan, Mexico, USA, Iran
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 11 directors show their view on the terrorist attacks on the world trade center in New York.
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, war on terror, politics, danger, state affairs, skyscraper, deadly, life is a bitch, injustice, love affair, innocence lost, 9/11 ...
Time: september 11 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, iran, middle east, europe ...
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 4.5
 748
Drones (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drones begins in the Nevada desert, where new girl Sue Lawson joins airman Jack in a hot, windowless bunker from which they manoeuvre unmanned drones across the plains of Afghanistan. Their first day at work is awkward but polite, with Jack all too ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, moral dilemma, danger, desert, deadly, u.s. military, strong female presence, computer game, middle east conflict, us military
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
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Walk on Water (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel, Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eyal, an Israeli Mossad agent, is given the mission to track down and kill the very old Alfred Himmelman, an ex-Nazi officer, who might still be alive. Pretending to be a tourist guide, he befriends his grandson Axel, in Israel to visit his sister ...
Style: tense, sincere, suspenseful, captivating, intense ...
Plot: family secret, gay slur, hitman, redemption, haunted by the past, introspection, working undercover, undercover, unlikely couple, machismo, war crime, german ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, germany, berlin germany, jerusalem, middle east ...
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You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An Israeli counterterrorism soldier with a secretly fabulous ambition to become a Manhattan hairstylist. Zohan's desire runs so deep that he'll do anything -- including faking his own death and going head-to-head with an Arab cab driver -- ...
Style: humorous, exciting, ridiculous, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teen comedy, family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: follow your dream, hidden identity, farce, culture clash, couples, taxi driver, fall in love, taxi, american dream, starting over, faked death, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, new york, usa, middle east, tel aviv israel ...
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Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Genre: Documentary, Animation, Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, War
Country: Israel, France, Germany, USA, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Much awarded animated documentary, in which director and Israeli army veteran Ari Folman interviews friends and former soldiers about their memories of the 1982 Lebanon war and especially the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut. The usage on ...
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: nightmare, massacre, haunted by the past, war, memory loss, soldier, army, military, tragic event, guilt, politics, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 80s, contemporary
Place: israel, lebanon, middle east, palestine, beirut lebanon
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Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has vowed to invade the poorly prepared country as soon as ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: battles, heroes, military, follow your dream, danger, society, leadership, ambition, rebellion, escapades, state affairs, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1948, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem, tel aviv israel
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Under the Bombs (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Lebanon, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the wake of Israel's 2006 bombardment of Lebanon, a determined woman finds her way into the country convincing a taxi driver to take a risky journey around the scarred region in search of her sister and her son.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, propaganda film
Plot: taxi driver, friendship, on the road, bombing, unlikely couple, missing person, danger, war, romance, couple relations, parents and children, wartime life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: lebanon
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The 90 Minute War (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Israel, Germany, Portugal
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has lasted 100 years. 100 years of war, bloodshed, bitterness, suffering. 100 years of stalemate, intransigence and failed peace deals. And now, it’s all over! They’ve finally found the solution: A game of ...
Plot: dressing room, soccer coach, explosion, beating, loyalty, public humiliation, vandalism, abuse, protestor, german abroad, football player, worried mother ...
Place: israel, zurich switzerland, middle east, palestine
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The Omega Code (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this spiritual thriller, an ancient prophecy is about to be fulfilled as a secret code brings the world to the edge of Apocalypse. Gillen Lane (Casper Van Dien) is a expert on theology and mythology who has gained international fame as a ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: good versus evil, heroic mission, heroes, apocalypse, society, save the world, catastrophe, danger, chaos, escapades, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: israel, rome italy, middle east, italy, palestine ...
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 6.7
 5K
Beaufort (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 131 min.
Story: BEAUFORT tells the story of LIRAZ LIBERTI, the 22 year-old outpost commander, and his troops in the months before Israel pulled out of Lebanon. This is not a story of war, but of retreat. This is a story with no enemy, only an amorphous entity that ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Plot: military, soldier, military life, confined, evacuation, danger, military base, battle zone, war, militia, anti war, wound ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 80s
Place: lebanon, middle east, israel
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 5.4
 612
The Ambassador (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An Amerian ambassador to Israel tries to bring peace to the Middle East, but his efforts are hampered when his wife has an affair with a PLO leader. Robert Mitchum plays a controversial U.S. ambassador to Israel who tries to solve the Palestinian ...
Plot: ambassador, diplomat, secret agent, sex tape, palestinian, terrorism, infidelity, student, husband wife relationship, female nudity, unfaithful wife, middle east conflict ...
Place: palestine, israel, middle east
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Jerusalem Countdown (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When nuclear weapons are smuggled into America, FBI Agent Shane Daughtry (David A.R White) is faced with an impossible task -- find them before they are detonated. The clock is ticking and the only people who can help are a washed up arms dealer ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, christian film
Plot: terrorism, christian, race against time, danger, law enforcement, nuclear threat, chases and races, state affairs, terrorist, bible prophecy, nuclear bomb, bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, middle east
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