Algerian movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant algerian movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense and sexy films and TV shows about / with algerian, french, family relations, friendship, arab, culture clash, death, photograph, society and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in France, Algeria, Belgium and other countries.
algerian movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as algerian: Days of Glory (2006), Cach? (2005), Monsieur Lazhar (2011), Three Dancing Slaves (2004), The Battle of Algiers (1966), Masquerades (2008), Rape Me (2000), Serial (Bad) Weddings 2 (2019), Outside the Law (2010), Carlos (2010).

List of algerian movies

Days of Glory (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Algeria, France, Morocco, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, battles, self esteem, algerian, heroes, society, politics, prejudice, nazi, justice, dying ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943 ...
Place: france, africa, italy, algeria, europe ...
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Cach? (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.
Style: disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, clever, tense ...
Plot: videotaping, suicide, haunted by the past, surveillance, family in crisis, nightmare, lie, mystery, conscience, dysfunctional family, family secret, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During a harsh Montréal winter, an elementary-school class is left reeling after its teacher commits suicide. Bachir Lazhar, a charismatic Algerian immigrant, steps in as the substitute teacher for the classroom of traumatized children. All the ...
Style: touching, sincere, inspirational, compassionate, realistic ...
Plot: elementary school, immigrants, precocious child, coping, teachers and students, society, youth, unconventional method, social relations, teacher, reach out, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, montreal quebec
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Three Dancing Slaves (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Annecy is no tourist destination for three working-class Algerian brothers and their father, in the months after their mother has died. Marc is deeply troubled: he tries to stiff drug dealers and then plots revenge. Christophe is released from jail, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, working class, drug dealing, going straight, youth, family problems, teenage life, vengeance, redemption, transsexual, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, alps
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The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Algeria, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, bomb, military, resistance, french, freedom, torture, chaos, rebel, capture, oppression ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1957, year 1956 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, paris france ...
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Masquerades (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mounir Mekbek lives with his family in a small village in the heart of the Algerian countryside. Very proud and sure of himself, he has only one dream- to finally be appreciated by his fellow villagers. Screwing up his carefully maintained image is ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, village life, small town life, small town, love and romance, couples, village, siblings relations, cons and scams, wedding, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: algeria, north africa
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Rape Me (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Manu has lived a difficult life. Abused and violently raped, she sets off to find herself only to meet Nadine, a prostitute who has encountered one too many injustices in the world. Angry at the world, they embark on a twisted, rage-filled road ...
Style: sexual, bleak, disturbing, controversial, sexy ...
Plot: strong sexual content, rape and revenge, violent sex, prostitute, gang rape, murder, violence, rape, nihilism, obsession, sexual relations, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
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Serial (Bad) Weddings 2 (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Claude and Marie Verneuil face a new crisis. The four spouses of their daughters, David, Rachid, Chao and Charles decided to leave France for various reasons. Here they are imagining their lives elsewhere.
Style: entertaining, light, feel good, humorous
Plot: family in crisis, female nudity, lesbian, escapades, married couple, adventure, dysfunctional family, chinese, muslim, hijab, algerian, girl wearing a miniskirt ...
Time: 21st century
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Outside the Law (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Tunisia, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After losing their family home in Algeria in the 1920s, three brothers and their mother are scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the French army fighting in Indochina; Abdelkader becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement in France ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: police brutality, war crime, revenge, political unrest, military, society, family relations, battles, injustice, eviction, soldier, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: algeria, france, africa, europe, north africa
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Carlos (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 330 min.
Story: The story of Venezuelan revolutionary, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the OPEC headquarters in 1975 before being caught by the French police.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: terrorism, revolutionary, terrorist, gunfight, danger, crimes, murderer, leader, radical, wanted, mission, hostage situation ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, sudan, europe, africa ...
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Flight from Ashiya (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Drama, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Featuring an all-star cast and on-location shooting in Japan, where the story is set, three US Air Force rescue pilots must overcome their personal problems and differences to embark upon a dangerous mission to save raft-bound Japanese survivors ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: race against time, daring rescue, escapades, adventure, heroes, danger, airplane, ocean or sea, ship, heroic mission, isolation, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: japan, the philippines
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Salut cousin ! (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Alilo arrives in Paris, met by his hip cousin Mok. Alilo is to pick up a suitcase of dresses to smuggle back to Algiers for resale. He's lost the dressmaker's address and his boss is gone for five days, so he stays in the Moskova ...
Plot: culture clash, cousin cousin relationship, rap, bookie, racism, algerian, bookies, friendship, suitcase, falling in love, immigrants, fall in love
Place: algeria, france, paris france
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Living in Paradise (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in France in 1961-1962 during the Algerian War, Living in Paradise is a thought-provoking examination of the lives of North African immigrants trying to find a place in the social system of Western Europe.
Plot: letter, algerian, husband wife relationship, warehouse, arab, demonstration, political activism, prostitute, poverty, politics, urban setting, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france
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Free Men (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man. Based on not very known facts about the Muslim community in Paris during WWII, when the Paris Mosque and its dynamic ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: friendship, german occupation, resistance, human spirit, moral dilemma, idealism, rebellion, fighting the system, society, anti semitism, wartime life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: opposites attract, culture clash, self discovery, family problems, couples, social differences, infidelity, society, love and romance, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, israel, europe, middle east
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Full Speed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, sincere, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: coming out, friendship, racism, love triangle, betrayal, youth, friends, couples, singleness, twentysomething life, sexual relations, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, lyon, paris france, new york ...
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Inch'Allah Sunday (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an immigrant woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he's been living for the past ten years. In a land and culture foreign to her, ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, feminism, dysfunctional family, human spirit, self discovery, estrangement, injustice, society, isolation, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, algeria, europe
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Keillers park (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This is a film about the sexual awakening of Peter to feelings of homosexual desire.
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: coming out, infidelity, murder, love affair, investigation, gender, crimes, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, deadly, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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Samba (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Samba migrated to France 10 years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives. Samba's willing to ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, social differences, illegal immigrant, society, betrayal, fake identity, culture clash, interracial relations, survival, love story, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, europe, australia
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The Names of Love (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bahia Benmahmoud, a free-spirited young woman, has a particular way of seeing political engagement, as she doesn't hesitate to sleep with those who don't agree with her to convert them to her cause - which is a lot of people, as all ...
Style: melancholic, talky, sincere, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: politics, social activist, society, romance, lifestyle, seduction, casual sex, political activist, painting, sex, storytelling, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2002
Place: france, paris france, algeria, berlin germany
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The Recruit (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A brilliant CIA trainee must prove his worth at the Farm, the agency's secret training grounds, where he learns to watch his back and trust no one.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, spy, double agent, basic training, espionage, betrayal, hotshot hero, rookie, mole, gunfight, dangerous attraction, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, washington d.c., usa, miami, peru ...
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Munich (2005)
Genre: Action, 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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, mossad, secret agents, murder, politics, assassination, jewish, terrorist, vengeance, revenge, hostage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, munich germany ...
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Poetical Refugee (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Like a Candide dreaming of Eldorado, Jallel lands in France, hoping to try his luck. From encounter to encounter, hostel to social welfare group, Jallel will make his way through a Paris of outcasts. Although failing to achieve his hopes, he ...
Style: touching, psychological, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: sex addict, friendship, hospital, family life, looking for love, lifestyle, romance, life is a bitch, society, mentally unstable, adoption, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: paris france, france
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Exiles (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Music
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One day Zano suggest a crazy idea to his companion Naïma: travel across France and Spain down to Algeria, where they might ultimately come to know the land their parents once had to flee.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, on the road, exile, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, introspection, couples, hopes, social relations, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, spain, morocco, france, europe ...
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The Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.
Style: sincere, psychological, melancholic, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, school, school life, social relations, workplace, self discovery, interracial relations, society, teenage life, french, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, caribbean ...
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Change My Life (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Nina is an unemployed actress who has just taken a lethal overdose of tranquilizers. Stumbling though the streets of Paris in a deathly haze, Nina collapses into unconsciousness. Fortunately for Nina, lonely Algerian Sami happened to jog by at just ...
Style: psychological, suspense, captivating, sincere
Plot: prostitute, drug addiction, actress, sex, male prostitute, unlikely friendships, male female relationship, female director, stage actress, algerian, stage, casting ...
Place: paris france
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The Nark (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Paris police detective (Richard Berry) plays rough with a prostitute (Nathalie Baye) and her pimp/lover (Philippe Léotard), whom he wants as an informant.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, gangsters, crimes, crime, good versus evil, drug dealing, police investigation, undercover, uninhibited rivalry, working undercover, police corruption, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, new york, brazil
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Stranded (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Algeria, 1960. A section of French paratroopers are sent in search of a missing aircraft in the Algerian desert. The wreckage of the plane is quickly located, but there are no survivors, just a suitcase stamped “Top Secret”. Stormed by enemy ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genie, rescue mission, soldier, village, survival, military, isolation, danger, supernatural, confined, deadly, deadly creature ...
Time: year 1960, 60s, 20th century
Place: algeria, africa, sahara desert, north africa
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Inland (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Algerian filmmaker Tariq Teguia wrote and directed this impressionistic look at a man whose life takes an unexpected turn far away from home. Malek (Abdelkader Affak) is a surveyor from Algeria who is semi-retired, but at the urging of a friend he ...
Style: captivating, emotional, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: desert, self discovery, friendship, unlikely couple, danger, state affairs, starting over, lovers on the run, fish out of water, couple relations, rich and poor, couples ...
Time: 2000s
Place: algeria, africa, sahara desert
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The Assault (2010)
Genre: Action, History, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Saturday 24th December 1994. Four GIA terrorists hijack an Air France A300 Airbus at the Algiers airport. The Airbus, bound for Paris, has 227 passengers on board. No one knows exactly what the terrorists’ intentions are, just that they are armed ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, swat team, hijacking, hostage, airplane, confined, deadly, danger, military, law enforcement, negotiation, hijacker ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: algeria, france, europe
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