Movies and TV shows set in algeria

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in algeria ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, rough and bleak films and TV shows about / with society, soldier, danger, murder, military, state affairs, rebellion, friendship, political unrest and french military plots mostly in Drama, War and Crime genres shot in France, Algeria, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as algeria: Far from Men (2014), Tar Angel (2001), The Colonel (2006), Masquerades (2008), Of Gods and Men (2010), Stranded (2010), What the Day Owes the Night (2012), Gates of the Sun (2014), Harragas (2009), The Repentant (2012).

List of movies set in algeria

 7.2
 6K
Far from Men (2014)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A French teacher in a small Algerian village during the Algerian War forms an unexpected bond with a dissident who is ordered to be turned in to the authorities.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: teacher, hostage, journey, misfit partners, danger, on the road, on the run, political unrest, forced into action, rebellion, survival, war crime ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: algeria, africa
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 7.0
 251
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: computer virus, muslim, snow, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, political unrest, computer system, missing person, rebellion, misfit, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: algeria, canada, quebec
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 7.1
 480
The Colonel (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A "Reformed Colonel" is found dead in Paris, a couple of decades after Algeria's struggle for independence was won from France. Lieutenant Galois is assigned the investigation of this murder. She receives the diary of Lieutenent Guy ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, rough
Plot: military, torture, nosy, murder, love affair, deadly, military life, soldier, investigation, power relations, uncover truth, war ...
Time: 50s, 90s
Place: algeria, france, paris france
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 6.8
 326
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: realistic, offbeat, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: lie, love and romance, siblings relations, village life, family relations, social relations, couples, small town life, cons and scams, small town, village, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: algeria
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Of Gods and Men (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: French drama based on the 1996 kidnapping and killing of seven monks in Algeria. A group of Trappist monks reside in the monastery of Tibhirine in Algeria, where they live in harmony with the largely muslim population. When a bloody conflict between ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: monk, terrorism, clergy, christmas, muslim, monastery, execution, koran, evacuation, sunrise, peace, hostage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1996, 1990s
Place: algeria, palestine, france
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 5.1
 793
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: serious, rough, scary, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genie, rescue mission, military, soldier, village, survival, supernatural, isolation, danger, confined, escapades, deadly creature ...
Time: year 1960, 60s, 20th century
Place: algeria, africa, north africa
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What the Day Owes the Night (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, society, love and romance, romance, political unrest, coming of age, friends, teenage love, true love, rebellion, revolution, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: algeria
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Gates of the Sun (2014)
Genre: Action
Country: Algeria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An Algerian secret agent has to destroy an undercover paramilitary organization that plans to strike against the country and its people.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, secret agents, working undercover, heroic mission, heroes, tough heroes, martial arts, undercover, danger, mafia, hostage
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: algeria
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 6.7
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Harragas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the northern Algerian port city of Mostaganem. The title refers to the hordes of refugees, the 'Harragas', who smuggle themselves out of the country via any means possible. Here we meet one such group, Rachid, Nasser and Imene who ...
Style: touching, gloomy, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: immigrants, corrupt officer, against the rules, hopes, ocean or sea, society, human nature, danger, rebellion, human trafficking, lost at sea, money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: algeria, africa, seaport, mediterranean sea, spain
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 4.1
 137
The Repentant (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Algeria region of the high flatlands. As Islamist groups continue to spread terror, Rashid, a young Jihadist, leaves the mountains to return to his village. In keeping with the law « of pardon and national harmony », he has to surrender to the ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: village, village life, family relations, parents and children, society, starting over, terrorism, social relations, homecoming, hopes, grief, bartender ...
Time: 1990s
Place: algeria, africa
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A Captain's Honor (1982)
Genre: War
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom, fighting the system, deadly, obsessive quest, military life, heroes, life is a bitch, couple relations, false accusation, military, righting the wronged, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1957
Place: algeria, 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: realistic, gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: feminism, culture clash, hopes, life is a bitch, confined, society, misfit, gender, immigrants, dysfunctional family, self discovery, estrangement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, algeria, europe
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 6.1
 3K
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: realistic, rough, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, hijacking, terrorism, airport, hijacker, hostages, confined, honest law enforcer, negotiation, military, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: algeria, europe, france
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Intimate Enemies (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: atrocity, military, soldier, village, genocide, heroes, political unrest, military life, basic training, society, innocence lost, anti war ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: algeria, europe, france
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The Rabbi's Cat (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a rabbi and his talking cat, a sharp-tongued feline philosopher brimming with scathing humor and a less than pure love for the rabbi's teenage daughter.
Style: offbeat, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: rabbi, cat, racism, jewish culture, portrait painting, quibbling, parents and children, escapades, legends and myths, interracial relations, misfit partners, culture clash ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: algeria, africa
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 7.1
 13K
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, rough, suspenseful, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: french, algerian, prejudice, sergeant, military, soldier, muslim, infantry, army, battles, nazism, war ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, year 1945, year 1944 ...
Place: italy, algeria, france, africa, europe ...
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Nothing to Report (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Tunisia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1956, the professional army of France lacks the manpower to keep the peace in Algeria, the colony which the country is determined to hold on to at any price. For this reason, reservists are called up and subject to an intense period of training ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: soldier, prostitute, state affairs, war, life is a bitch, politics, battles, society, anti war, military, rebellion, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: algeria, france
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 5.5
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Deserter (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Unlikely friends in a melting pot of confusion. Simon Murray fights for the French Foreign Legion. Pascal Dupont fights for himself. War torn men question honour, hope, morality...because you can desert everything...except yourself.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, tense
Plot: friends, basic training, military life, innocence lost, moral dilemma, introspection, rebellion, idealism, war, wartime life, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1960
Place: algeria, africa
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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: rough, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: police brutality, revenge, pimp, uniform, injustice, post war, eviction, society, political unrest, battles, war crime, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 40s, 60s, year 1945 ...
Place: algeria, europe, france, africa
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 6.5
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: desert, couple relations, rich and poor, friends, unlikely couple, self discovery, danger, misfit, starting over, lovers on the run, state affairs, battle zone ...
Time: 2000s
Place: algeria, africa
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 7.0
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The Crab-Drum (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dying French naval frigate captain tries to make a last rendezvous in the winter storm-tossed seas off the Grand Banks, with "le crabe tambour," a French war hero he had betrayed twenty years earlier. "Le crabe tambour" ...
Style: captivating, psychological, gloomy, rough, realistic ...
Plot: military, soldier, war, hopes, wartime life, friends, life is a bitch, friendship, reunion, military life, haunted by the past, battles ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: algeria, africa, asia, vietnam, atlantic ocean
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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: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, resistance, bomb, military, french, rebellion, freedom, torture, capture, chaos, protest, rebel ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1954, year 1960, year 1957 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, middle east
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Let Them Come (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this remarkable adaptation of Arezki Mellal’s novel, a family must defend itself amidst the onslaught of violence between government forces and radical Islamists in 1980s Algeria.
Plot: islam, mediterranean, fundamentalism, terrorist, terrorism, night, father daughter relationship, car breakdown
Place: algeria
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A View of Love (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Happily married with a daughter, Marc is a successful real estate agent in Aix-en-Provence. One day, he has an appointment with a woman to view a traditional country house. A few hours later, Marc finally puts a name to her face. It's Cathy, ...
Style: realistic, mind bending, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: dishonesty, missing person, infidelity, uncover truth, couple relations, haunted by the past, investigation, couples, woman in bra and panties, extramarital affair, blonde, real estate agent ...
Time: 1960s
Place: algeria, france, europe
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 6.2
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Homeland (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Morocco, Belgium
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Farid, a young 26-year-old Frenchman, must travel to Algeria to save his father's house. While discovering this country in which he had never before set foot, he succumbs to the charms of a host of astonishing characters whose humour and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching
Plot: self discovery, immigrants, win over, disorder, fish out of water, society, misfit
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: algeria, africa
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Halal State Security (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Someone is killing Parisians of Arab ethnicity. When an Algerian diplomat is murdered by the same assailant, two Algerian detectives are sent to help the French with the investigation and they have their own ways of doing things.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, chase, murder, racism, culture clash, serial killer, police investigation, partners, deadly, track down, heroes, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, algeria, paris france
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The Little Soldier (1963)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet and fall in love. Complications ensue when the man ...
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: assassination, politics, terrorism, murder, new wave, fighting the system, romance, assassination attempt, rebellion, life is a bitch, against the rules, legal investigation ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s
Place: france, algeria, europe, geneva switzerland, brazil ...
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 7.5
 5K
Wild Reeds (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, coming out, love triangle, friendship, gay, politics, boarding school, gays and lesbians, french, homosexuality, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: france, algeria, europe, south of france
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 7.6
 5K
Mr. Klein (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France. He has a well-furnished flat, a mistress, and business is booming. Jews facing discrimination because of laws edicted by the French government are ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, mistaken identity, anti semitism, occupation, crimes, danger, disorder, dealer, dishonesty, couples, obsessive quest, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, europe, algeria, mexico, holland ...
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 7.4
 2K
The Stranger (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Algeria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Stranger is a literal (but still very cinematic) adaptation of the novel by Albert Camus. Marcello Mastrioanni stars as Meursault, a man who feels utterly isolated from everyone and everything around him. This alienation results in sudden, ...
Style: psychological, realistic, thought provoking, cynical, clever ...
Plot: nihilism, murder, death of mother, funeral, prison, deadly, emotionless, social decay, estrangement, isolation, legal, crime and punishment ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: algeria, middle east
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