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 tense films and TV shows about / with society, soldier, military, murder, algerian war, family relations, algerian, friendship, danger and state affairs plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in France, Algeria, Morocco and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as algeria: What the Day Owes the Night (2012), Far from Men (2014), The Colonel (2006), Masquerades (2008), Intimate Enemies (2007), Gates of the Sun (2014), Outside the Law (2010), Tar Angel (2001), Of Gods and Men (2010), The Stranger (1967).

List of movies set in algeria

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, emotional, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, friendship, romance, teenage love, revolution, friends, youth, love and romance, political unrest, true love, coming of age, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: algeria
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 7.2
 8K
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: hostage, teacher, journey, political unrest, on the road, on the run, misfit partners, mountain, forced into action, rebellion, survival, war crime ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954
Place: algeria, africa
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 7.0
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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, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: military, murder, torture, algerian war, military life, investigation, uncover truth, love affair, crimes, state affairs, brutality, power relations ...
Time: 90s, 50s
Place: algeria, paris france, france
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 6.6
 392
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, realistic, humorous, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, small town life, small town, couples, love and romance, siblings relations, village, cons and scams, village life, wedding, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: algeria, 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: realistic, rough, serious, disturbing, bleak
Plot: military, atrocity, soldier, racism, anti war, basic training, politics, military life, moral dilemma, political unrest, against humanity, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, year 1959
Place: algeria, europe, france
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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, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, working undercover, undercover, heroes, hostage, secret organization, master warrior, tough heroes, secret agents, martial arts, terrorist group, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: algeria
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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: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: police brutality, war crime, revenge, political unrest, family relations, society, military, injustice, eviction, battles, politics, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 60s, year 1945 ...
Place: algeria, france, africa, europe, north africa
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 6.8
 271
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: captivating, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: computer virus, immigrants, muslim, rebellion, rebelliousness, uncover truth, society, youth, life is a bitch, on the run, militant, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: algeria, canada, quebec
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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, sincere, meditative, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: monk, terrorism, clergy, faith, monastery, hostage, execution, muslim, evacuation, peace, political unrest, massacre ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: algeria, palestine, france
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 7.2
 3K
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: thought provoking, cynical, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: nihilism, murder, mourning, funeral, death of mother, prison, emotionless, crime and punishment, cause and meaning, estrangement, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: algeria, 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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: rabbi, cat, jewish culture, misfit partners, pets, religions or cults, obsessive quest, partners, on the road, disorder, animal that acts human, french colonialism ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: algeria, africa
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 5.3
 1K
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, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: rebellion, military, military life, introspection, hopes, soldier, rivalry, moral dilemma, idealism, friendship, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1960
Place: algeria, africa
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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: rough, scary, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genie, soldier, rescue mission, village, survival, military, supernatural, isolation, supernatural ability, escapades, confined, deadly creature ...
Time: year 1960, 20th century, 60s
Place: algeria, africa, sahara, north africa
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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: atmospheric, captivating, psychological, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Plot: missing person, dishonesty, haunted by the past, uncover truth, couples, couple relations, investigation, childhood love, teenage crush, repressed memory, romance, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: algeria, france, europe, provence, nice france
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 6.8
 150
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: serious, touching, captivating, realistic, gloomy
Plot: immigrants, human nature, hopes, against the rules, corrupt officer, seaport, refugee, lost at sea, rebellion, society, ocean, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: algeria, africa, spain, mediterranean sea
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 6.0
 182
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: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: starting over, terrorism, family relations, social relations, society, hopes, parents and children, homecoming, tragic past, haunted by the past, village, village life ...
Time: 90s
Place: algeria, africa
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A Captain's Honor (1982)
Genre: War
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom, life is a bitch, rebellion, obsessive quest, military, society, fighting the system, heroes, crimes, state affairs, couple relations, false accusation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1957
Place: algeria, france, brittany
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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: uplifting, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: abusive husband, culture clash, immigrants, feminism, injustice, estrangement, self discovery, dysfunctional family, human spirit, society, family problems, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, algeria, europe
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, hostage, swat team, confined, military, hijacking, law enforcement, airplane, negotiation, terrorism, airport, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: france, algeria, europe
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 7.3
 6K
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, sentimental, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: male homosexuality, gay, coming of age, coming out, love triangle, friendship, politics, boarding school, gay interest, gays and lesbians, gay teenager, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, algeria, europe, south of france
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 7.0
 15K
Days of Glory (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Algeria, France, Morocco, Belgium
Duration: 120 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: battles, war, world war two, self esteem, algerian, heroes, society, politics, army, prejudice, justice, dying ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: france, africa, algeria, italy, 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: captivating, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: soldier, prostitute, battles, rebellion, military, state affairs, politics, life is a bitch, society, war, military life, anti war ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: algeria, france
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 6.9
 108
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, serious, emotional, psychological, realistic
Plot: desert, self discovery, friendship, couples, social relations, disorder, unlikely couple, state affairs, starting over, lovers on the run, couple relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 2000s
Place: algeria, africa, sahara
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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, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: military, soldier, battles, friends, hopes, life is a bitch, war, betrayal, wartime life, friendship, haunted by the past, military life ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s
Place: algeria, africa, asia, vietnam, newfoundland ...
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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, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, bomb, french algerian war, resistance, military, french, freedom, torture, chaos, protest, oppression ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957, year 1962, year 1956 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, paris france ...
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Until The Birds Return (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Algeria today. Past and present collide in the lives of a newly wealthy property developer, a young woman torn between the path of reason and sentiment and an ambitious neurologist impeded by wartime wrongdoings. Three stories that plunge us into ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, anthology
Plot: husband wife relationship, family problems, society, male female relationship, forced marriage, multiple storylines, family relations, lifestyle, crush, social problems, frustration, hotel ...
Time: 2010s
Place: algeria
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 6.9
 186
Summer of '62 (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young Algerian paperboy with friends and associates of all ages on both sides of the conflict experiences history leading up to the March 1962 independence of Algeria, witnesses ruthless violence perpetrated by French and Arabs, sees his French ...
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: war for independence, friendship, algerian war, friends, wartime life, life is a bitch, wartime, struggle for survival, war, patriotism, railway, death ...
Time: 60s
Place: algeria
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 6.0
 1K
DNA (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: DNA revolves around a woman with close ties to a beloved Algerian grandfather who protected her from a toxic home life as a child. When he dies, it triggers a deep identity crisis as tensions between her extended family members escalate revealing ...
Style: semi autobiographical
Plot: death, funeral, sister sister conflict, loss of grandfather, grandfather, alzheimer's disease, cremation, train, grandfather grandson relationship, grief, passport, family crisis ...
Time: 2010s
Place: algeria, paris france
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Le Harem de Madame Osmane (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Spain, Morocco
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Algiers in 1993, while the civil war is starting, Mrs Osmane's tenants have to endure her bad temper. Her husband left her and the fear to lose her respectability haunt her. The former member of the Resistance during the Independence War ...
Plot: male nudity, maid, apartment building, second wife, civil war, engagement, gypsy, women's rights, wedding party, tattoo, matriarch, freedom fighter ...
Time: 90s
Place: algeria
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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, father daughter relationship, mediterranean, fundamentalism, terrorism, night, terrorist, car breakdown
Place: algeria
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