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, suspense, serious, captivating, tense and romantic films and TV shows about / with american abroad, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, runaway, culture clash, pornography, brutality and stereotypes plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as american abroad: Argo (2012), No Escape (2015), Camp X-Ray (2014), What a Girl Wants (2003), Welcome to Woop Woop (1997), 13 Hours (2016), Savages (2012), Shanghai Surprise (1986), Simon Killer (2012), The Ramen Girl (2008).

List of american abroad movies

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, rescue mission, hostage, behind enemy lines, danger, american abroad, daring rescue, race against time, hidden identity, escapades, secret agents, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 2001, year 1980, year 1981 ...
Place: usa, middle east, langley virginia, iran, istanbul turkey ...
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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, suspense, tense, exciting, intense ...
Plot: family in danger, rebellion, race against time, survival, revolution, chaos, american abroad, u.s. embassy, political unrest, wrong place wrong time, hotel, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: asia, vietnam, canada, middle east, california
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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, serious, captivating, 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, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, teenage girl, fish out of water, daughter, social differences, love and romance, family relations, culture clash, hopes, lifestyle, fall in love, 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, opposites attract, nothing goes right, farce, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, fish out of water, goofy hero, on the road, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, manhattan new york city
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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: based on true events, suspense, realistic, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, rescue mission, heroism, gunfight, courage, politics, survival, machismo, war, mercenary, american abroad, cia ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, 21st century, year 2011
Place: libya, langley virginia, washington d.c., pentagon, middle east ...
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, kidnapping, rescue, crime, violence, organized crime, mob boss, woman in danger, filmed killing, american abroad, drug lord ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: southern california, california, mexico, usa, tijuana mexico ...
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Shanghai Surprise (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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: american abroad, adventure, adventurer, partners, drug dealing, romance, unlikely partners, cons and scams, dishonesty, foot chase, opium, happy ending ...
Time: 80s, year 1937
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china, argentina
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Simon Killer (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A recent college graduate goes to Paris after breaking up with his girlfriend of five years. His life should be open-ended and full of promise, but he can’t shake his feelings of loss. Being a stranger in a strange land only aggravates his ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, american abroad, disorder, fish out of water, college graduate, fall in love, mysterious character, misfit, neo noir, lifestyle, blackmail, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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The Ramen Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An American woman is stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Searching for direction in life, she trains to be a râmen chef under a tyrannical Japanese master.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cooking, culture clash, restaurant, romance, fish out of water, american abroad, language barrier, broken heart, mentor, japanese culture, unlikely friendships, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, new jersey
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Outsourced (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After his entire department is outsourced, an American novelty products salesman heads to India to train his replacement.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: workplace, self discovery, office, human nature, fish out of water, arts and culture, culture clash, boss and employee, corporate world, manager, workplace romance, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, seattle washington, san francisco
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Gringo (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia, USA, Mexico
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, interracial friendship, fake kidnapping, marijuana, car chase, kidnapping, business, danger, pharmacist, undercover agent, police shootout ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico
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A Hologram for the King (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, Mexico, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Alan Clay, a struggling American businessman, travels to Saudi Arabia to sell a new technology to the King, only to be challenged by endless Middle Eastern bureaucracy, a perpetually absent monarch, and a suspicious growth on his back.
Style: entertaining, light, realistic, melancholic, complex ...
Plot: love, doctor, culture clash, technology, american abroad, business, desert, corporation, father daughter relationship, trust, employer employee relationship, tumor ...
Time: 1930s, future
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, usa, egypt, california
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Unfinished Business (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hard-working small business owner and his two associates travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Plot: business trip, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, on the road, disorder, bullying, american abroad, company, midlife crisis, businessman, twists & turns, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, st. louis missouri, berlin germany, hamburg germany ...
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Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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, sincere, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: rich man poor woman, wealthy family, luxury, chinese, nouveau riche, rich snob, mother daughter relationship, domineering mother, east asian lead, wedding, professor, materialism ...
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, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: tennis player, tennis, rivalry, arrogance, professional sports, male objectification, coach, american abroad, childhood flashback, press conference, verbal abuse, father son relationship ...
Time: year 1980, year 1978, 20th century
Place: monte carlo, sweden
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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: humorous, feel good, sweet, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, friendship, teenage life, romance, musician's life, family, youth, hidden identity, disorder, teenage girl, high school life, rise to the top ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, italy, 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, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, friendship, buddies, soccer, obsession, rivalry, lifestyle, self discovery, fist fighting, student, skinhead, uninhibited rivalry ...
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, suspenseful, realistic ...
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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Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American flyer who joined the RAF before his country was in the war is recovering from a leg injury in Jerusalem. Through an English friend he meets a quiet Jewish girl whose close-knit family originally came from Spain. The two are attracted to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: friends, friendship, injury, opposites attract, love affair, fall in love, romance, couple relations, couples, social differences, wartime life, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east
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The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Enzo, a family dog with a near-human soul and a philosopher's mind, evaluates his life through the lessons learned by his human owner, the race-car driver Denny Swift.
Style: touching, sentimental, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: car race, sport, dog, cars, reincarnation, car, racing, husband wife relationship, friend, ferrari, dog movie, american abroad ...
Place: washington state, seattle washington, mongolia
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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: stockholm syndrome, hostage, bank robber, ransom, hostage situation, criminal as protagonist, husband wife relationship, police chief, bank, american abroad, shot in the face, threatened with a gun ...
Time: year 1973
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden
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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, sentimental, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: russian revolution, journalism, love triangle, politics, romance, political unrest, writer's life, couple relations, infidelity, rebelliousness, love affair, rehearsal ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, year 1917
Place: russia, new york, usa, france, portland oregon ...
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Brokedown Palace (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Best friends Alice and Darlene take a trip to Thailand after graduating high school. In Thailand, they meet a captivating Australian man, who calls himself Nick Parks. Darlene is particularly smitten with Nick and convinces Alice to take Nick up on ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, captivating, suspenseful, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: prison, weekend, friendship, false accusation, escape attempt, smuggling, injustice, heroin, drug dealing, prison life, coming of age, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, hong kong, asia, china, southeast asia ...
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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, tense, suspense, romantic
Plot: gem, neo noir, love at first sight, american abroad, love story, uncover truth, deal, russian mafia, criminal underworld, puppet, missing in action, forgery ...
Place: russia, siberia, st. petersburg russia
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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, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: wartime life, soldier, racism, prejudice, love affair, couple relations, infidelity, opposites attract, war, romance, forbidden love, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
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Close to the Enemy (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Set in a bomb damaged London hotel during the aftermath of World War II, Close to the Enemy is a thriller that follows British intelligence officer Captain Callum Ferguson. His last task for the Army is to ensure that Dieter, a captured German ...
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: scientist, military officer, world war two, brother brother relationship, war crime, father daughter relationship, politician, african american, investigator, military base, american abroad, war criminal ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england
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Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An attraction forms when a Chinese American girl visiting Hong Kong for the first time meets an American expat who shows her the way, but timing may not quite be on their side.
Style: ambiguous ending, thought provoking, sincere, captivating, sentimental
Plot: expatriate, stranger, chance meeting, love interest, attraction, walking, conversation, american abroad, chinese, smoking, taxi, jewish ...
Place: hong kong
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Lemon Tree Passage (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An Australian urban legend comes screaming on the Ozploitation scene. It’s said that if you drive down the creepy road of Lemon Tree Passage, and witness a sudden flash of light in the trees, you'll be forever haunted by the tormented spirit ...
Style: disturbing, scary, suspenseful, brutal, suspense
Plot: urban legend, ghost, vacation, american abroad, rape, violence, brutality, homicidal maniac, danger, crimes, death, gang rape ...
Place: australia
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