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, tense and rough films and TV shows about / with society, soldier, murder, danger, military, algerian war, state affairs, french algerian war, torture and crimes plots mostly in Drama, War and Crime genres shot in France, Algeria, Italy and other countries.
algeria movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as algeria: Far from Men (2014), The Colonel (2006), Masquerades (2008), What the Day Owes the Night (2012), Outside the Law (2010), Tar Angel (2001), Of Gods and Men (2010), Intimate Enemies (2007), Gates of the Sun (2014), The Rabbi's Cat (2011).

List of movies set in algeria

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, realistic, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: hostage, journey, teacher, danger, on the run, misfit partners, political unrest, on the road, mountain, survival, rebellion, forced into action ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954
Place: algeria, africa
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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, suspenseful, rough, captivating
Plot: military, murder, algerian war, torture, military life, investigation, state affairs, deadly, crimes, uncover truth, love affair, brutality ...
Time: 50s, 90s
Place: algeria, paris france, 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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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: girls' night, date night
Plot: young lovers, teenage love, friendship, romance, true love, youth, friends, revolution, political unrest, love and romance, society, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
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: 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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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, disturbing, tense, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: computer virus, immigrants, muslim, rebellion, uncover truth, rebelliousness, society, family relations, militant, political unrest, missing person, parents and children ...
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, sincere, captivating, meditative, atmospheric ...
Plot: monk, terrorism, clergy, monastery, hostage, faith, execution, muslim, peace, evacuation, political unrest, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1996
Place: algeria, palestine, 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: realistic, rough, disturbing, serious, bleak
Plot: military, soldier, atrocity, politics, racism, anti war, basic training, political unrest, moral dilemma, military life, imperialism, danger ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: algeria, france, europe
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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, suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, working undercover, undercover, heroes, danger, hostage, terrorist group, secret organization, tough heroes, master warrior, secret agents, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: algeria
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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, offbeat, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: rabbi, cat, jewish culture, religions or cults, pets, misfit partners, obsessive quest, partners, on the road, disorder, animal that acts human, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: algeria, africa
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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, serious, touching, tense
Plot: introspection, military life, military, rebellion, soldier, rivalry, hopes, moral dilemma, friendship, idealism, war, basic training ...
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: 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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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, uncover truth, haunted by the past, couple relations, investigation, couples, childhood love, teenage crush, repressed memory, romance, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: algeria, france, europe, nice france
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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: realistic, captivating, touching, serious, gloomy
Plot: immigrants, hopes, danger, human nature, corrupt officer, against the rules, seaport, refugee, lost at sea, ocean or sea, society, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: algeria, africa, mediterranean sea, spain
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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: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: terrorism, starting over, social relations, family relations, hopes, society, homecoming, parents and children, haunted by the past, tragic past, village, village life ...
Time: 1990s, 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: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, wartime life, false accusation, military life, couple relations, state affairs, righting the wronged, deadly, fighting the system, rebellion, military, heroes ...
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: 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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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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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, sincere, gloomy, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming of age, male homosexuality, love triangle, friendship, gay sex, politics, coming out, boarding school, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france, algeria, europe, south of france
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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: bleak, sincere, clever, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: nihilism, murder, death of mother, mourning, prison, funeral, legal, dealing with death, crimes, deadly, isolation, introspection ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: algeria, middle east
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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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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, realistic, tense, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, prostitute, military life, society, military, rebellion, politics, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, battles, anti war ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: algeria, france
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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 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: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, rough ...
Plot: military, soldier, haunted by the past, friendship, military life, reunion, war, betrayal, life is a bitch, hopes, friends, battles ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: algeria, asia, vietnam, africa, indochina ...
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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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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, terrorism, father daughter relationship, terrorist, night, fundamentalism, mediterranean, car breakdown
Place: algeria
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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, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: fish out of water, self discovery, society, win over, immigrants, disorder, misfit, lawyer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, algeria
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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: humorous, entertaining, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, murder, track down, crimes, buddies, odd couple, serial killer, disorder, racism, fish out of water, chase, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, algeria
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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, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: assassination, politics, murder, terrorism, new wave, fighting the system, romance, espionage, deadly, state affairs, rebellion, against the rules ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria, paris france, geneva switzerland ...
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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, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, art collector, anti semitism, mistaken identity, infidelity, art dealer, dealer, couples, occupation, disorder, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, europe, algeria, mexico ...
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