Movies and TV shows set in cairo egypt

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in cairo egypt ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, exciting, suspense, suspenseful and captivating films and TV shows about / with death, danger, blood, pyramid, cigarette smoking, adventure, flashback, murder, desert and chase plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Romance genres shot in USA, Egypt, UK and other countries.
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cairo egypt movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as cairo egypt: The Famous Five 4 (2015), Crooked House (2017), Queen of the Desert (2015), The Nile Hilton Incident (2017), Open Eyes (1981), Return of a Citizen (1986), Cairo 30 (1966), The Sparrow (1974), Up the Precepice (1978), The Land (1970).

List of movies set in cairo egypt

The Famous Five 4 (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Family, Thriller
Country: Germany, Tunisia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The famous five George, Julian, Dick, Anne and Timmy the dog are spending holidays together. But when they are invited by Berhard, father of Julian, Dick and Anne, to visit an egyptian exhibition they see a burglar. They have a look at the mummy the ...
Plot: mummy, pickpocket, secret society, false accusations, kidnapping, brother sister relationship, friendship, strong female character, amateur sleuth, held captive, abduction, tough girl ...
Place: cairo egypt
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 6.3
 13K
Crooked House (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A private investigator helps a former flame solve the murder of her wealthy grandfather, who lived in a sprawling estate surrounded by his idiosyncratic family.
Plot: mansion, thunder, vanity, servant, food, girl, passion, walking in the rain, mob of reporters, following someone, newspaper article, ice cream ...
Time: year 1957
Place: scotland yard, cairo egypt
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Queen of the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: adventurer, political intrigue, escapades, state affairs, love and romance, politics, british empire, british military, marriage proposal, rivalry, strong female character, head of state ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 1890s, year 1915
Place: middle east, persia, jordan, tehran iran, england ...
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The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Morocco, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In Cairo, weeks before the 2011 revolution, Police Detective Noredin is working in the infamous Kasr el-Nil Police Station when he is handed the case of a murdered singer. He soon realizes that the investigation concerns the power elite, close to ...
Plot: police corruption, hotel, witness, murder investigation, black market, blood, cigarette smoking, singer, bribe, corruption, police, newspaper ...
Time: year 2011
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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 6.3
 46
Open Eyes (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Story: Directed by Raafat El-Mihi.
Plot: love, love triangle, adultery, extramarital affair, murder of brother, brother murders brother, death of brother, husband wife relationship, impotence, death, brother brother relationship, murder ...
Place: cairo egypt
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Return of a Citizen (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Story: Returning rich from the Gulf to find his brothers and sisters relationships falling apart.
Plot: brother sister relationship, jail, airport, brother brother relationship, politics, wealth, chess, unemployment
Place: cairo egypt
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 7.7
 367
Cairo 30 (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Mahgoub Abdel Dayem a young nihilistic college student, having his father crippled with no other source of income, he finds himself in an urgent need of a job after graduation to support himself and his parents. Having a hard time getting a job, he ...
Style: social
Plot: university student, stage play, friend, marriage, student, university, letter, jealousy, poverty, promotion, protest, marriage for money ...
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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 6.8
 227
The Sparrow (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, Algeria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set shortly before and during the Six Day War in June of 1967, The Sparrow follows a young police officer stationed in a small village in Upper Egypt whose inhabitants suffer from the harassment of a corrupt businessman.
Plot: arabic, investigation, manhunt, censorship, father son conflict, fatherhood, sheik, car falls into water, trafficking, war propaganda, newspaper reporter, army captain ...
Time: year 1967
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt
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The Tomb Robbery Papyrus. Notes of a Past (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Spain, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A century long search for an important ancient Egyptian royal tomb ... its location defined by a discredited antique manuscript ... a young archaeologist believing in its veracity. The search for the key to break the antique code of the papyrus ... ...
Plot: temple, resistance, loyalty, tomb, destiny, religion, butler, ancient egypt, pharaoh, egyptology, treasure, past ...
Time: future
Place: north africa, cairo egypt
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Up the Precepice (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The movie is about an Egyptian female who gets involved in spying for Israel.
Plot: espionage, mystery, love, young woman, hebrew, military base, apartment, parents, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lesbianism, gambling, sex ...
Time: year 1973
Place: paris france, cairo egypt, tunisia
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 8.2
 1K
The Land (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Adapted from Abdel Rahman Al-Sharqawi's well-known novel of the same name, this classic film by Egyptian master Youssef Chahine was eight years in the making. Chronicling a small peasant village's struggles against the careless inroads of ...
Plot: land, grocer, civil disobedience, shopkeeper, water shortage, british colonial, sheik, drought, miscarriage of justice, social differences, water, mayor ...
Time: 1930s
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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 6.2
 231
Dunia (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt, Lebanon, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After studying literature at Cairo University, Dunia, 23 years old, wants to become a professional dancer. She attends audition for an oriental dance contest where she recites Arabian poetry without any body movement. She explain to the perplexed ...
Plot: belly dancer, egyptian, dance lesson, pleasure, censorship, ecstasy, chauvinism, thesis, sexual repression, hookah, symbolism, feminism ...
Place: cairo egypt, middle east, egypt
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 7.1
 833
Verses of Love (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ayat-Ayat Cinta is a beautifully portrayed Islamic love story – a tale of a virtuous Muslim protagonist who overcomes all obstacles of life maintaining pure ideals.
Plot: islam, muslim, religion, student
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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My Sisters Kids in Egypt (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Da far ved et uheld ikke kommer med flyet, ender Blop, Pusle, Jan, Michael og Amalie alene i Ægypten. De står pludselig i Cairos lufthavn med en hjemsendelsestrussel hængende over hovedet. Gode råd er dyre. Men ved skæbnens gunst (eller ugunst) ...
Plot: children, uncle nephew relationship, neighbor, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, camel, pyramid, danish, uncle niece relationship
Place: cairo egypt, egypt
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 6.9
 2K
Dalida (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on the true story of acclaimed music icon "Dalida" born in Cairo, who gained celebrity in the 50s, singing in French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, German, Italian, playing in awarded Youssef Chahine's picture "Le Sixième ...
Plot: female singer, crying, husband wife relationship, dog, airplane, kiss, bathtub, flashback, snow, doctor, baby, gunshot ...
Time: year 1971, year 1940, year 1972, year 1986, year 1979 ...
Place: montmartre paris, italy, egypt, india, cairo egypt ...
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 6.7
 1K
The Idol (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Palestine, UK, Qatar, Netherlands, Egypt, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mohammed Assaf, an aspiring musician living in Gaza, sets a seemingly impossible goal: to compete on the program "Arab Idol."
Plot: singing competition, singer, competition, border crossing, death of sister, aspiring singer, generator, ruins, loss of sister, skype, chase, audition ...
Time: year 2005, year 2012
Place: palestine, cairo egypt
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X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.
Style: suspense, exciting, comic, epic, surprise ending ...
Plot: mutant, superhero, apocalypse, superhero team, world domination, transformation, teleportation, betrayal, immortality, revenge, mentor, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 1983
Place: egypt, poland, west berlin west germany, sydney australia, cairo egypt ...
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The Yacoubian Building (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, France
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Cairo: a 70-year-old building of once-luxury flats with tenements on the roof. Zika, an aging libertine, feuds with his sister. Pius Haj Azzam takes a second wife, in secret, to satisfy sexual drive within religious bounds. Bothayna, poor and ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: prostitute, terrorism, journalism, midlife crisis, soldier, infidelity, religions or cults, couple relations, gays and lesbians, politics, conservative, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, cairo egypt
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Retro Puppet Master (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Toulon runs a puppet theatre in the heart of Paris and meets the sorcerer (the mysterious Afzel). When his life is saved by the lovely Swiss Ambassador's daughter Ilsa, we bear witness to the origin of the Puppet Master.
Style: tense, serious, melancholic, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppet, adventure, escapades, master and servant, danger, rivalry, supernatural, good versus evil, heroes, gory, deadly, death ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, year 1944, 1890s, 1910s ...
Place: europe, france, paris france, cairo egypt, egypt
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The Secret Invasion (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During World War II, convicts are recruited by the Allies for an extremely hazardous mission.
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: ira, soldier, prison, prison escape, tunnel, military, heroes, battles, adventure, heroic mission, danger, pardon ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, italy, cairo egypt
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 5.5
 215
Cairo (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: MGM remake of Asphalt Jungle set in Egypt.
Plot: release from prison, belly dancer, recruiting, alarm, heist gone wrong, explosives expert, drug addict, police officer, wound, museum, police, escape ...
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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 1.8
 2K
Age of Ice (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Massive earthquakes open the Arabian tectonic plate, resulting in unstable weather and freezing temperatures that will be unsurvivable by nightfall. Attempting to reach safety, a vacationing family in Egypt must battle the rapidly cooling ...
Style: serious, suspenseful
Plot: snow, earthquake, forces of nature, adventure, escapades, survival, race against time, danger, vacation, holiday, catastrophe, ice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt
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 4.6
 21K
The Pyramid (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A team of U.S. archaeologists unearths an ancient pyramid buried deep beneath the Egyptian desert. As they search the pyramid's depths, they become hopelessly lost in its dark and endless catacombs. Searching for a way out, they become ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, idiotic, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, monster, desert, found footage, archaeologist, survival, deadly, gory, isolation, confined, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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A Talking Picture (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, France, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A meditation on civilization. July, 2001: friends wave as a cruise ship departs Lisbon for Mediterranean ports and the Indian Ocean. On board and on day trips in Marseilles, Pompeii, Athens, Istanbul, and Cairo, a professor tells her young daughter ...
Style: realistic, talky, psychological, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: cruise, ship, greek, self discovery, family relations, love and romance, legends and myths, couple relations, parents and children, couples, introspection, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages, year 2001
Place: portugal, morocco, cairo egypt, athens greece, greece ...
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Team America: World Police (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Team America World Police follows an international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability. Learning that dictator Kim Jong il is out to destroy the world, the team recruits Broadway star Gary Johnston to go undercover. With the help ...
Style: humorous, clever, biting, offbeat, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppetry, parody, terrorism, gay slur, actor, helicopter, eiffel tower paris, war on terror, shotgun, puppets, world politics, deadly ...
Time: 2000s
Place: panama, pentagon, egypt, france, north korea ...
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 6.3
 610
Table for Five (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: J.P. Tannen (Jon Voight) wants a second chance to be a father to his children ... but someone else has taken his place. Determined not to just be a friendly 'uncle' in their lives, he gets permission from his ex-wife Kathleen (Millie ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cruise, cruise ship, single parent, human nature, custody, ocean or sea, family relations, unfulfillment, romance, parents and children, couples, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: mediterranean sea, tunisia, cairo egypt, greece, italy ...
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 5.3
 1K
Sphinx (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Egyptologist Erica Baron finds more than she bargained for during her long-planned trip to The Land of the Pharoahs - murder, theft, betrayal, love, and a mummy's curse!
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mummy, murder, curse, museum, pyramid, ancient mystery, supernatural, adventurer, time travel, mystery, riddles and clues, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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 5.8
 3K
She (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The lost city of Kuma is ruled by the cruel, arrogant, beautiful queen, Ayesha, gifted with eternal life. She lures Leo Vincey into her world, seeing in him the reincarnation of the lover she long ago murdered in a fit of violent jealousy. Against ...
Style: exciting, serious
Plot: tribe, lost city, queen, valet, reincarnation, desert, danger, treasure hunt, adventurer, supernatural, rivalry, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era
Place: cairo egypt, africa, egypt
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 5.5
 146
Saint-Ex (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Poetic biography of author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Plot: confession, death, underwear, running, flowers, mayor, mail, reconnaissance, groom, love, girl, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1900s, 1920s
Place: paris france, cairo egypt, argentina, mediterranean sea, saigon
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 5.0
 2K
Ruby Cairo (1992)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Baseball cards and a food-aid worker help a woman follow her shady husband's money trail around the world.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, psychological
Plot: bank, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, rescue, deadly, dishonesty, danger, faked death, plane crash, arms smuggling, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, year 1960
Place: mexico, egypt, middle east, latin america, africa ...
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