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, touching and bleak films and TV shows about / with algerian, french, friendship, society, storytelling, culture clash, arab, betrayal, father son relationship and death plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in France, Algeria, Canada and other countries.
algerian movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as algerian: Days of Glory (2006), The Battle of Algiers (1966), Monsieur Lazhar (2011), Three Dancing Slaves (2004), Cach? (2005), Carlos (2010), Silent Voice (2009), Flight from Ashiya (1964), Salut cousin ! (1996), Living in Paradise (1998).

List of algerian movies

Days of Glory (2006)
Genre: 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, serious, rough, suspenseful, intellectual ...
Plot: algerian, french, soldier, infantry, army, prejudice, battles, war, military, german, muslim, sergeant ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: africa, algeria, italy, france, europe ...
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The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
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: realistic, bleak, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: revolution, military, resistance, bomb, torture, rebellion, underground fighting, french, independence, muslim, algerian, government ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1957, year 1954, year 1960 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, middle east
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Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 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, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: elementary school, blackboard, canadian, hugging, algerian, backpack, precocious child, immigrants, teachers and students, power relations, dealing with death, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec, montreal
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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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: transsexual, coming of age, algerian, slave, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, drug dealing, working class, martial arts, sex, sibling relationship, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alps, paris france
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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: atmospheric, psychological, stylized, intellectual, disturbing ...
Plot: family in crisis, surveillance, haunted by the past, conscience, puberty, algerian, lie, mystery, suicide, nightmare, dysfunctional family, confidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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: epic, suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, gun, car bomb, hostage situation, crime, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, crimes, german, danger, gunfight, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: middle east, lebanon, africa, europe, sudan ...
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Silent Voice (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An elderly woman wants to meet her son’s murderer. A sixteen-year-old girl who has crossed paths with a young hoodlum needs an adult to accompany her to the prison visiting room. A young medical supplies delivery man is offered a deal to take the ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, redemption, confined, hopes, switching roles, teenage love, haunted by the past, prison life, crimes, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, marseille
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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: serious, suspenseful, sentimental, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: daring rescue, adventure, ship, danger, ocean or sea, escapades, heroes, airplane, race against time, survival, forces of nature, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: japan
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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: racism, rap, culture clash, cousin cousin relationship, algerian, bookie
Place: paris france, france, algeria
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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: political activism, letter, politics, prostitute, racism, algerian, poverty, husband wife relationship, demonstration, warehouse, arab
Time: 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, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, german occupation, resistance, fighting the system, wartime life, against humanity, life is a bitch, friends, immigrants, performer's life, social misfits, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1942, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: immigrants, opposites attract, self discovery, interracial relations, siblings relations, suburbs, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, israel, middle east, paris france
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, sexual
Plot: coming out, friendship, racism, youth, betrayal, love triangle, coming of age, best friends, adolescence, youth gang, gays and lesbians, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, new york, algeria, paris france
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: culture clash, feminism, immigrants, human spirit, immigration, self discovery, dysfunctional family, estrangement, hopes, family problems, gender, 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: sexual, realistic, tense
Plot: infidelity, coming out, murder, gays and lesbians, couples, gender, romance, investigation, love affair, fall in love, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
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Tar Angel (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Newly-arrived Ahmed tries to integrate his family to the canadian society, while attempting to control his son's life orientation.
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: computer virus, snow, muslim, immigrants, misfit, society, on the run, uncover truth, rebelliousness, parents and children, missing person, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: algeria, canada, quebec
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Flying Blind (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Frankie is in her forties, ambitious and successful. She works in the aerospace industry at Filton, designing surveillance drones for the military. Shes never married, and is completely in control of every part of her life. Her closest relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: couples, betrayal, race against time, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, love affair, danger, dishonesty, love and romance, alley, shaved head, arab ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Why Do They Call It Love When They Mean Sex? (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gloria is a porn artist that performs live-sex. When his mate gets sick he brings her a young substitute, Manu. The boy works surprisingly well and then Gloria decides to go into business with him. Things get complicated when Gloria discovers that ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual, sexy
Plot: disco, farce, sexual relations, workplace situations, couples, disorder, fish out of water, parents and children, workplace romance, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
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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: touching, uplifting, sincere, captivating, romantic ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, social differences, society, betrayal, culture clash, illegal immigrant, fake identity, survival, love story, justice, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france, 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: semi serious, humorous, witty, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: politics, election, radio, child abuse, romance, idealism, unlikely couple, opposites attract, love and romance, society, interracial relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, algeria
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The Recruit (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, espionage, betrayal, surveillance, hotshot hero, basic training, undercover, double agent, mole, hacker, recruit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, peru, washington d.c., langley virginia
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Munich (2005)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, rough, tense, factual, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassination, revenge, politics, terrorism, secret agents, murder, jewish, vengeance, justice, morality, tragedy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, 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, serious, twists and turns, realistic, psychological
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hospital, illegal immigrant, friendship, family life, romance, immigrants, social outcast, poverty, welfare, looking for love, hotel, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris 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: serious, captivating, realistic, road movie
Plot: self discovery, on the road, desert, village, infidelity, homecoming, stowaway, exile, hysteria, promiscuity, parents and children, village life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, spain, africa, europe, france ...
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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: talky, realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, high school life, school, high school, dedicated educator, french, high school teacher, education, respect, literature, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, caribbean, morocco ...
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Chaos (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A bourgeois couple, modern yet conventional. One night by accident, a young prostitute barges into their lives. Hounded down, beaten up, threatened, she will continue to struggle, with the help of a well off lady, first for her survival-her ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, immigrants, vengeance, sexual abuse, redemption, starting over, human nature, woman in danger, life is a bitch, society, prostitute, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, geneva switzerland, paris france, marseille ...
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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 ...
Plot: prostitute, sex, transvestite, algerian, unemployment, male prostitute, suicide attempt, marathon, runner, actress, drug addiction, stage ...
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, crime, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, fighting crime, police corruption, working undercover, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, 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, military, village, survival, isolation, deadly creature, danger, dead soldier, supernatural, confined ...
Time: year 1960, 20th century, 60s
Place: algeria, africa, 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: serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, psychological
Plot: desert, on the road, unlikely couple, battle zone, fish out of water, social relations, lovers on the run, starting over, self discovery, couple relations, friendship, rich and poor ...
Time: 2000s
Place: algeria, africa
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