Movies and TV shows set in saudi arabia

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in saudi arabia ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, exciting, entertaining and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with murder, blood, storytelling, chase, family relations, friendship, desert, culture clash, death and gun plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as saudi arabia: A Hologram for the King (2016), Wadjda (2012), The Kingdom (2007), Hidalgo (2004), Escape: Human Cargo (1998), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Masameer: The Movie (2020), The Soldier (1982), King of the Sands (2013), Theeb (2014).

List of movies set in saudi arabia

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: melancholic, entertaining, light, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: doctor, love, culture clash, technology, business, desert, corporation, trust, father daughter relationship, american abroad, employer employee relationship, new job ...
Time: 21st century, 1930s, future
Place: saudi arabia, arabia, middle east, usa, egypt ...
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Wadjda (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Germany, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, talky ...
Plot: muslim girl, school, childhood, troublemaker, family relations, muslim, dreams, fighting the system, gender, teachers and students, parents and children, traditional versus modern ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, iran, japan
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The Kingdom (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, special agents, investigation, terrorist, muslim, deception, explosions, fbi, chase, interrogation, evidence, loss of friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, usa, washington d.c., iraq
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Hidalgo (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Sport, Western
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends the pair around the world...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: horse, horse race, desert, cowboy, adventurer, adventure, racehorse, sheik, lone hero, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, iraq, syria, boston ...
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Escape: Human Cargo (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An American entrepreneur is closing a deal in Saudi Arabia in 1977. After a fallout with his influential Saudi partners, they have him arrested. Due to the US policy of noninterference in SA, the embassy won't help him. He must escape.
Plot: escape, jail, captive, arab, desert, passport, american, court
Place: saudi arabia, middle east
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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, exciting, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: desert, adventure, historical character, battles, world war one, imperialism, military, politics, rebel, war, horse, stoicism ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, saudi arabia, lebanon, cairo egypt ...
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Masameer: The Movie (2020)
Genre: Animation
Country: Saudi Arabia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Danah, a Saudi girl with a passion for artificial intelligence embark on a journey to create good in the world using robotics. Meanwhile, three friends Saad, Saltooh and Kalb hit rock bottom and go on a journey of their own to prove themselves to ...
Style: adult animation, captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: superhero, teenager, violence, adult humor, fight, robot, good versus evil, friendship, teenage girl, heroes, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: saudi arabia
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The Soldier (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Terrorists take over a plutonium bomb and threaten to detonate it in a Saudi Arabian oil field. A special anti-terrorist unit is sent in to stop them.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, hijacking, terrorism, undercover, race against time, soldier, oil, terrorist, against the odds, political conspiracy, state affairs, special agents ...
Time: 80s
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, big ben london, paris france, london ...
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King of the Sands (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Syria
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A daring, compelling and controversial take on the life of prince Abdulaziz Al Saud (Ibn Saud), founder of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Style: realistic, serious, epic, captivating
Plot: conquering, against the odds, ruler, rebellion, leadership, head of state, ambition, battles, state affairs, rise to the top, rebelliousness, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: saudi arabia
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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, bedouin, world war one, survival, coming of age, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, culture clash, british soldier, boy, fear ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1916
Place: jordan, middle east, saudi arabia, ottoman empire, africa ...
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Malibu, CA (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Malibu, CA is an American teen sitcom television program produced by Saved by the Bell creator Peter Engel that aired from 1998 to 2000 on syndication. Co-created by Engel and Carl Kurlander, the show centred around the lives of twin brothers Scott ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: surfing, siblings relations, teenage life, love and romance, family relations, wooing, twins, youth, missing mother, breaking the fourth wall, two brothers, surfer ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: saudi arabia, california, usa, new york, malibu california
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Jarhead (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, marines, anti war, u.s. military, iraq war, war, american soldier, boot camp, death, military life, pride and honor, basic training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1990, year 1983, year 1991 ...
Place: iraq, saudi arabia, middle east, california, miami ...
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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: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, pilgrimage, family relations, culture clash, golden years, youth, hopes, society, teenage life, human nature, parents and children, generation gap ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, saudi arabia, europe, italy, milan italy ...
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Masameer County (2021)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Saudi Arabia
TV show
Story: A humorous view of a changing Saudi Arabia, as the Masameer gang venture into a global media war, a long-standing tribal feud, and a health craze gone too far.
Style: adult animation, witty, entertaining, satirical, humorous ...
Plot: adult humor, absurd humor, satire, social problems, humour, social satire, society, silly humor
Place: saudi arabia
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Lip Service (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lip Service was a British television serial drama portraying the lives of a group of lesbians living in Glasgow, Scotland. Production on the show, which stars Laura Fraser, Ruta Gedmintas and Fiona Button, began in summer 2009 in Glasgow. The show ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexy, sincere, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian couple, lgbt, lesbianism, love triangle, ex couple relations, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, lovers, love and romance, sexual identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, saudi arabia, glasgow scotland
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Ava (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A black ops assassin is forced to fight for her own survival after a job goes dangerously wrong.
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: female agent, female spy, female assassin, strong female character, assassin, intelligence agency, woman fights a man, one woman army, woman with a gun, murder, hitman, femme fatale ...
Time: 2020s
Place: saudi arabia, france, boston, paris france
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Aladdin (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A live-action retelling of the 1992 Disney film of the same name.
Style: romantic, entertaining, light, feel good, psychotronic ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: genie, disney, wish fulfillment, sultan, disney princess, palace, arabian nights, treasure, rags to riches, aladdin, prince, friendship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: baghdad iraq, iraq, middle east, saudi arabia, arabia
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La nouvelle malle des Indes (1981)
Genre: Adventure
Country: France, West Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: A young English navy lieutenant sets out to prove the quickest way to reach India from London is by way of the Mediterranean and Suez rather than the long sea route around Africa and the Cape of Good Hope, which takes six months. Together with his ...
Plot: adventurer
Time: 19th century
Place: india, saudi arabia, egypt
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Tully (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging nanny named Tully.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, twist ending
Plot: motherhood, nanny, autism, family relations, female protagonist, mother, newborn baby, hallucination, baby, depression, parents and children, family ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 50s, year 1977
Place: usa, portland oregon, phoenix arizona, saudi arabia, new york ...
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Countdown to Looking Glass (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A fictional confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union over the Strait of Hormuz, the gateway to the Persian Gulf. The narrative of the film details the events that lead up to the initial exchange of nuclear weapons from the ...
Style: tragic ending
Plot: nuclear holocaust, anti war protest, nuclear war, cold war, geopolitics, military service, disaster, catastrophe, mass death, mayhem, american politics, downbeat ending ...
Place: usa, ussr, saudi arabia, middle east
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The Tattoo Chase (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In order to receive an inheritance, Howie Goldman must comb the globe and find a woman with a deposit box number tattooed on her derrière.
Plot: partisan, opera, harem, mafia, filmmaker, mercenary, hospital, inheritance, tattoo, crocodile, sheik, airport ...
Place: the philippines, san francisco, miami, arabia, los angeles ...
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Baduk (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A boy and his sister are abducted from the streets of Tehran and sold into slavery.
Plot: urban setting, lecher, murderer, chase, boy, smuggler, border guard, truck, on the road, iranian, desert, loss of mother ...
Place: iran, saudi arabia
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Kathy Griffin: Allegedly (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kathy Griffin's all new feature-length stand-up DVD featuring the D-List Diva herself destroying the A-list stars we know and love.
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: workplace, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, showbiz, celebrity culture, tv show, celebrity, women's rights, comedian, fashion, cheerleader, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iraq, afghanistan, saudi arabia
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Soldier's Girl (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Soldier’s Girl, which takes place in Fort Campbell, KY, tells the heart-wrenching story of the life and tragic death of soldier Barry Winchell. His love for Calpernia Addams, a beautiful transgendered nightclub performer was ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, gays and lesbians, gay, gay soldier, nightclub, murder, gender bending, gay bashing, soldier, gay slur, love and romance, rules and policies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kentucky, tennessee, kansas, missouri, nashville tennessee ...
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Rollover (1981)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An Arab oil organization devises a plan to wreck the world economy in order to cause anarchy and chaos.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, political thriller
Plot: murder, politics, conspiracy, arab, political conspiracy, workplace intrigue, cons and scams, political corruption, political unrest, chaos and mayhem, investigation, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, manhattan new york city, new york, saudi arabia, spain
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A Few Days in September (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Portugal
Duration: 116 min.
Story: 1 September 2001. Elliot, an American C.I.A. agent holding top secret information on the immediate future of the world, disappears. His sole aim was to meet his daughter Orlando, whom he abandoned ten years before. Irène, a French agent who used to ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: intelligence agency, secret agents, parents and children, undercover, state affairs, dishonesty, track down, political intrigue, sniper, spy, 9/11, espionage ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, contemporary
Place: venice, paris france, europe, italy, france ...
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Land of Plenty (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: After living abroad, Lana returns to the United States, and finds that her uncle is a reclusive vagabond with psychic wounds from the Vietnam War.
Style: sincere, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, hopes, paranoia, vietnam veteran, homeless, redemption, introspection, haunted by the past, self discovery, on the road, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tel aviv israel, palestine ...
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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: serious, road movie, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: border crossing, breakup, society, friendship, culture clash, political unrest, on the road, husband wife relationship, war zone, female protagonist, terror, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, jordan, middle east, tel aviv israel, jerusalem ...
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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: serious, tense, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, government agency, intelligence agency, cia agent, torture, bomb, secret agents, track down, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, manchester, baghdad iraq ...
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Aladdin (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Princess Jasmine grows tired of being forced to remain in the palace, so she sneaks out into the marketplace, in disguise, where she meets street-urchin Aladdin. The couple falls in love, although Jasmine may only marry a prince. After being ...
Style: feel good, sweet, fairy tale, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: princess, genie, desert, disney, friendship, adventure, love, unlikely couple, disney princess, arabian nights, family, tiger ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, iraq, sahara
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