American abroad movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant american abroad movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, exciting, suspenseful and tense films and TV shows about / with american abroad, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, runaway, storytelling, culture clash, life philosophy, chase and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as american abroad: Argo (2012), Camp X-Ray (2014), What a Girl Wants (2003), Welcome to Woop Woop (1997), 13 Hours (2016), Savages (2012), Gringo (2018), Crazy Rich Asians (2018), Borg vs McEnroe (2017), The Forest (2016).

List of american abroad movies

 7.7
 540K
Argo (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, behind enemy lines, danger, american abroad, rescue mission, daring rescue, hostage, life risking, race against time, escapades, secret agents, government agency ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1981, year 2001 ...
Place: usa, langley virginia, middle east, iran, tehran iran ...
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 6.9
 37K
Camp X-Ray (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small-town roots. Instead, she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and ...
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: female soldier, female protagonist, military, american abroad, friendship, introspection, prison life, military police, relationships, stereotypes, strong female character, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, iraq, california
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What a Girl Wants (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American girl, Daphne, heads to Europe in search of the father she's never met. But instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother, she learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician. The only problem now is ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, daughter, teenage girl, fish out of water, family relations, culture clash, hopes, social differences, lifestyle, fall in love, love and romance, american abroad ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, new york, london, usa, europe ...
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Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A con artist escapes a deal gone wrong in New York and winds up in the Aussie outback in a strange town whose inhabitants are an oddball collection of misfits.
Style: dark humor, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: american abroad, kidnapping, australian, nothing goes right, farce, opposites attract, adolescence vs adulthood, goofy hero, friends, on the road, fish out of water, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, manhattan new york city, sydney australia
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 7.3
 106K
13 Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Malta, Morocco, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.
Style: suspense, based on true events, factual, realistic, intense ...
Plot: heroism, courage, politics, american abroad, rescue mission, survival, gunfight, machismo, mercenary, siege, terrorism, surveillance ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012, year 2011, 21st century
Place: libya, langley virginia, washington d.c., pentagon, middle east ...
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 6.5
 117K
Savages (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.
Style: rough, stylized, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, kidnapping, rescue, crime, violence, organized crime, mob boss, woman in danger, american abroad, filmed killing, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: southern california, california, mexico, usa, tijuana mexico ...
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 6.1
 20K
Gringo (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An American businessman with a stake in a pharmaceutical company that's about to go public finds his life is thrown into turmoil by an incident in Mexico.
Style: semi serious, feel good, exciting, funny, absurd
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: drug cartel, american abroad, fake kidnapping, interracial friendship, car chase, kidnapping, business, danger, pharmacist, marijuana, refugee camp, sex standing up ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico
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Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An American-born Chinese economics professor accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for his best friend's wedding, only to get thrust into the lives of Asia's rich and famous.
Style: feel good, romantic, captivating, light, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: rich man poor woman, wealthy family, nouveau riche, mother daughter relationship, domineering mother, chinese, east asian lead, wedding, professor, luxury, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: singapore, taiwan
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Borg vs McEnroe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of the world's greatest tennis icons – Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe – and their legendary duel during the 1980 Wimbledon tournament.
Style: based on true events, serious, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: tennis player, tennis, rivalry, professional sports, arrogance, male objectification, coach, american abroad, childhood flashback, press conference, father son relationship, verbal abuse ...
Time: year 1980, year 1978, 20th century
Place: monte carlo, sweden
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 4.8
 37K
The Forest (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in the Aokigahara Forest, a real-life place in Japan where people go to end their lives. Against this backdrop, a young American woman comes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, missing person, ghost, family relations, in the woods, suicide, violence, american abroad, maggot, hallucination, ghosts, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
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The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lizzie McGuire has graduated from middle school and takes a trip to Rome, Italy.
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, teenage life, romance, musician's life, love and romance, family, disorder, youth, hidden identity, teenage girl, high school life, rise to the top ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy
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Green Street Hooligans (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being wrongfully expelled from Harvard University, American Matt Buckner flees to his sister's home in England. Once there, he is befriended by her charming and dangerous brother-in-law, Pete Dunham, and introduced to the underworld of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, gang, friendship, rivalry, lifestyle, self discovery, fist fighting, obsession, student, uninhibited rivalry, social decay, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, harvard university
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After the Sunset (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two master thieves (Brosnan and Hayek) are finally retiring after one last succesful mission. Residing in their own tropical paradise, their old nemesis, FBI Agent Stan P. Lloyd shows up to make sure they really are retired. Docked in the port is an ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, island, one last job, cons and scams, crime, master thief, partners in crime, chase, female police officer, american abroad, fbi, cat and mouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bahamas, caribbean
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 6.2
 5K
Stockholm (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the extraordinary true story of the European city’s 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis that was documented in the 1974 New Yorker article “The Bank Drama” by Daniel Lang. The events grasped the world’s attention when the hostages ...
Style: based on true events, tense, captivating, suspense, exciting
Plot: hostage, stockholm syndrome, bank robber, ransom, criminal as protagonist, hostage situation, american abroad, husband wife relationship, bank, police chief, criminal, getaway car ...
Time: year 1973
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden
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 7.3
 19K
Reds (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: russian revolution, journalism, love triangle, politics, romance, political unrest, writer's life, love affair, couple relations, infidelity, rebelliousness, rehearsal ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, year 1917
Place: russia, new york, usa, portland oregon, france ...
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 4.3
 10K
Siberia (2018)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A diamond trader travels to Russia to arrange a sale. When his partner goes missing (along with the gems), the diamond trader winds up disappearing to Siberia. There, he begins a relationship with a local cafe owner, only to have his past soon catch ...
Style: captivating, romantic, tense, suspense
Plot: gem, neo noir, american abroad, love at first sight, love story, uncover truth, deal, russian mafia, diamonds, criminal underworld, puppet, forgery ...
Place: russia, siberia, st. petersburg russia
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 6.4
 3K
Yanks (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: wartime life, soldier, racism, prejudice, couple relations, love affair, infidelity, war, romance, opposites attract, forbidden love, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
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Born American (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Finland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three American students vacationing in Finland, cross the border into Russia for fun of it. When they are spotted by the Russian soldiers who are shooting to kill, it's not fun anymore. Captured and thrown in jail, they find it's not fun ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prison, kgb, politics, espionage, false accusation, prison escape, confined, state affairs, life is a bitch, prison life, danger, blood ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, finland, helsinki finland, new jersey
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Rock the Kasbah (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Music, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A washed-up music producer finds one last shot at redemption with a golden-voiced young girl in Afghanistan. However, when jealousy gets the better of a disgruntled ex-boyfriend, he decides to oppose the young star with talent of his own.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, artists and showbiz, hopes, singer, music business, arms dealer, teenage girl, american abroad, scandal, singing, father daughter relationship, television show ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, california, usa
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Tropic of Cancer (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In contemporary Paris, expat American writer Henry Miller works his way through a series of amorous encounters while trying to find his literary voice.
Style: stylized, realistic, erotic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: school, looking for sex, immigrants, artists and showbiz, writer's life, strong sexual content, social relations, womanizer, mental institution, american abroad, husband wife relationship, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 60s, 30s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france
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The Two Faces of January (2014)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who try to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a private detective.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Plot: murder, on the run, tour guide, private detective, cons and scams, crime, danger, chases and races, criminal heroes, fugitives, escapades, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: greece, europe, turkey, istanbul turkey, athens greece
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Shanghai Surprise (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Glendon Wasey is a fortune hunter looking for a fast track out of China. Gloria Tatlock is a missionary nurse seeking the curing powers of opium for her patients. Fate sets them on a hectic, exotic, and even romantic quest for stolen drugs. But they ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, road movie, romantic ...
Plot: adventure, adventurer, drug dealing, partners, unlikely partners, cons and scams, romance, dishonesty, foot chase, opium, american abroad, happy ending ...
Time: 80s, year 1937
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china, argentina
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 7.4
 19K
Local Hero (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.
Style: witty, humorous, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: village, village life, culture clash, small town, fish out of water, human nature, social relations, seaside town, oil company, friendship, husband wife relationship, travel ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, houston texas, texas
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Command Performance (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Moscow charity concert turns bloody when armed extortionists take the headlining American pop-star, Venus, and the Russian President with his family, hostage. The drummer of a heavy metal warm-up band, an ex-bad ass biker played by Lundgren, and a ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, siege, hostages, confined, crimes, tough heroes, one man army, deadly, danger, american abroad, government agent, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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55 Days at Peking (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: siege, imperialism, politics, military, against the odds, political unrest, political conspiracy, tragic hero, culture clash, human spirit, revolution, rescue ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: england, china, france, asia, europe ...
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 5.6
 59K
Runner Runner (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, casino, mind game, fbi, temptation, manipulations, boss and employee, computers and web, power relations, dirty cop, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: costa rica, usa, puerto rico, latin america
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 5.6
 90
The Idol (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Idol is a 1966 British drama film directed by Daniel Petrie and starring Jennifer Jones, Michael Parks, Jennifer Hilary and Guy Doleman. A rebellious student embarks on an affair with the mother of his best friend, leading to disastrous ...
Plot: alienation, oedipus complex, art student, american abroad, generation gap, overbearing mother, prostitute, sculptor, riverboat, new year's eve, beating, student ...
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 5.5
 37
Playtime (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young American girl at a French boarding school develops a crush on an egotistical sculptor living next door. One night, driving in a drunken stupor, he runs over and kills a man, and she witnesses it.
Plot: seduction, adultery, infidelity, american abroad, sex, sculptor, hit and run, chateau, coffee, older man younger woman relationship, marriage, male female relationship ...
Place: paris france
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 6.8
 71K
No Escape (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rebellion, survival, revolution, hotel, chaos, american abroad, race against time, u.s. embassy, execution, family in danger, assassination, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: asia, vietnam, canada, middle east, california
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The Darkest Hour (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race which has attacked Earth via our power supply.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, apocalypse, space and aliens, deadly, danger, on the run, survival, end of the world, self sacrifice, friendship, invisibility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, mcdonald's restaurant, moscow russia
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