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, military, murder, state affairs, friendship, political unrest, rebellion and politics 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: Of Gods and Men (2010), Far from Men (2014), Masquerades (2008), Tar Angel (2001), What the Day Owes the Night (2012), Nothing to Report (1973), The Battle of Algiers (1966), The Rabbi's Cat (2011), The Colonel (2006), Deserter (2002).
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Masquerades (2008)
Comedy
Algeria, France
94 min.
 6.8
What the Day Owes the Night (2012)
Drama, Romance
France
162 min.
 7.8
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Let Them Come (2015)
Drama, War
France, Algeria
95 min.
 6.9
Madame Courage (2015)
Drama
Algeria, France
90 min.
 3.2

List of movies set in algeria

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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: clergy, terrorism, monk, monastery, hostage, medicine, faith, protection, koran, peace, evacuation, sunrise ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1996
Place: algeria, palestine, france
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 7.2
 5K
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
Plot: teacher, journey, school teacher, children, classroom, fire, rain, horse, hostage, rifle, school, misfit partners ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: algeria, africa
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 6.8
 321
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, touching
Plot: lie, couples, small town, village, family relations, siblings relations, cons and scams, small town life, village life, love and romance, social relations, friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: algeria
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: computer virus, muslim, snow, 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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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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, young lovers, love and romance, youth, friendship, teenage love, true love, political unrest, revolution, coming of age, rebellion, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: algeria
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, soldier, military, war, politics, anti war, military life, battles, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: algeria, france
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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: realistic, bleak, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: revolution, military, resistance, bomb, torture, rebellion, french, underground fighting, algerian, muslim, independence, government ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1957, 1950s, year 1954 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, middle east
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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: semi serious, offbeat, humorous, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: rabbi, portrait painting, racism, cat, jewish culture, on the road, adventure, pets, obsessive quest, parent child relationship, religions or cults, escapades ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: africa, algeria
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 7.1
 475
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, captivating
Plot: military, investigation, uncover truth, war, military life, deadly, state affairs, power relations, soldier, love affair, murder, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 90s
Place: algeria, france, paris france
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 5.5
 918
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: touching, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: soldier, innocence lost, war, moral dilemma, friendship, military life, hopes, military, friends, idealism, introspection, basic training ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1960
Place: algeria, africa
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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, terrorist, terrorism, night, father daughter relationship, car breakdown, mediterranean, fundamentalism
Place: algeria
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 7.0
 495
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: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: military, soldier, military life, war, wartime life, battles, betrayal, friendship, haunted by the past, reunion, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: algeria, africa, asia, vietnam, atlantic ocean
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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, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: village, society, social relations, starting over, terrorism, parents and children, homecoming, village life, hopes, family relations, gun, tragic past ...
Time: 1990s
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, rough
Plot: police brutality, revenge, pimp, uniform, siblings relations, political unrest, injustice, politics, society, state affairs, family relations, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: algeria, africa, europe, france
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 6.4
 86
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, realistic, emotional, psychological
Plot: desert, unlikely couple, on the road, fish out of water, battle zone, 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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 6.6
 118
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: immigrants, society, against the rules, ocean or sea, human nature, danger, hopes, rebellion, corrupt officer, death by drowning, lost at sea, human trafficking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: algeria, africa, seaport, mediterranean sea, spain
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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, serious, rough, suspenseful, intellectual ...
Plot: french, battles, soldier, algerian, infantry, army, prejudice, war, military, german, muslim, sergeant ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1944, 1940s ...
Place: africa, algeria, italy, france, europe ...
Is relevant ?
 5.1
 786
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, scary, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genie, soldier, desert, rescue mission, village, military, deadly creature, dead soldier, isolation, palaces castles and temples, confined, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1960
Place: algeria, africa, north africa
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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, serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing
Plot: soldier, village, military, atrocity, losing-it hero, war, innocence lost, moral dilemma, basic training, anti war, genocide, military life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: algeria, europe, france
Is relevant ?
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hijacker, airport, hijacking, airplane, hostages, danger, law enforcement, military, confined, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994
Place: algeria, europe, 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, realistic, sincere, 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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A Captain's Honor (1982)
Genre: War
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom, righting the wronged, military, state affairs, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, couple relations, false accusation, military life, wartime life, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, year 1957
Place: algeria, france
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 6.2
 552
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: self discovery, society, immigrants, fish out of water, misfit, disorder, win over
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: algeria, africa
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, secret agents, working undercover, heroes, undercover, master warrior, heroic mission, tough heroes, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: algeria
Is relevant ?
 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: serious, realistic, bleak, psychological, clever ...
Plot: nihilism, murder, death of mother, funeral, prison, introspection, estrangement, crime, unlikely criminals, dealing with death, courtroom drama, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: middle east, algeria
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 4K
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: mistaken identity, anti semitism, infidelity, journalism, obsessive quest, crimes, danger, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, disorder, dealer ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: france, europe, algeria, vichy, paris france ...
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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, gay, love triangle, boarding school, gays and lesbians, friendship, politics, french, homosexuality, romance, self discovery ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, algeria, south of 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: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: new wave, assassination, politics, terrorism, murder, against the rules, romance, assassination attempt, fighting the system, political corruption, political unrest, price of justice ...
Time: 1950s
Place: france, europe, algeria, moscow russia, brazil ...
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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: goofy hero, crime, misfit partners, farce, partners against crime, serial killer, police investigation, culture clash, crimes, law enforcement, partners, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, algeria, paris france
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Isabelle Eberhardt (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Story of a young woman journalist who becomes enmeshed in the politics of the annexation of Morrocco from Algeria at the turn of the twentieth century.
Plot: female journalist, desert, islam, journalist, foreign legion, woman dressed as man, feminist, radical, colonialism, malaria, flood, cultural difference ...
Place: algeria, morocco
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