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 realistic, serious, suspense, talky, captivating and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with murder, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, chase, destiny, desert, death, brutality and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Adventure genres shot in UK, Egypt, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cairo egypt: The Yacoubian Building (2006), Clash (2016), The Mummy (1999), Dunia (2005), The Idol (2015), A Talking Picture (2003), The Nile Hilton Incident (2017), Cairo 30 (1966), Verses of Love (2008), Team America: World Police (2004).

List of movies set in cairo egypt

The Yacoubian Building (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, France
Duration: 165 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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, gender, politics, religions or cults, couple relations, political corruption, midlife crisis, journalism, couples, dishonesty, gays and lesbians, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east, africa
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 7.5
 5K
Clash (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Egypt, France, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Inspired by a real event , Clash takes place almost entirely in a riot van during a demonstration in Cairo after the removal of President Morsi in 2013.
Style: disturbing, suspense, rough, emotional
Plot: arab, muslim, humiliation, journalist, death, riot, lynching, police arrest, hijab, disc jockey, muslim girl, civil unrest ...
Time: year 2013, 2010s
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, north africa
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 7.0
 409K
The Mummy (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Morocco
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell and his companion, Beni stumble upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle in 1923, 3,000 years after Imhotep has suffered a fate worse than death – his body will remain undead for ...
Style: exciting, scary, semi serious, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: mummy, adventurer, archaeology, treasure hunt, ancient egypt, adventure, archaeologist, deadly creature, tomb, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, treasure ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east, africa, north africa
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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 ... ...
Style: disturbing, stylized, tense, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: father, priest, inventor, archaeology, temple, secret, religion, archaeologist, destiny, book, valley, burial ...
Time: future
Place: london, venice, north africa, cairo egypt
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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 ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, serious
Plot: self discovery, tradition, belly dancer, audition, freedom, friendship, liberation, professor, sensuality, feminism, husband wife relationship, sexual repression ...
Place: cairo egypt, middle east, egypt
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 6.7
 2K
The Idol (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: 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."
Style: humorous, captivating, inspirational, sincere
Plot: singing competition, competition, singer, musician, audition, aspiring musician, brother sister relationship, funeral, border crossing, aspiring singer, tv show, singing ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, year 2012, year 2005
Place: cairo egypt, palestine
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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, semi serious, contemplative, talky, humorous ...
Plot: ship, family relations, greek, cruise, love and romance, legends and myths, introspection, couple relations, self discovery, couples, parents and children, cruise ship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages, year 2001
Place: middle east, istanbul turkey, jerusalem, israel, ottoman empire ...
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The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Morocco, 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 ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: witness, police corruption, murder investigation, murder, police detective, member of parliament, riot, hotel, revolution, intrigue, twists & turns, crimes ...
Time: 2010s, year 2011
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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 7.6
 524
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: poor family, job, marriage, journalist, drunkenness, handicapped, poverty, promotion, letter, marriage for money, hate, student ...
Place: cairo egypt, egypt
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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.
Style: philosophical, psychological, mind bending, thought provoking
Plot: muslim, islam, religion, student, doubts and hesitations, love affair, human relationship, life changing experience, bittersweet, hopes, philosophy, loneliness ...
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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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: parody, humorous, witty, not serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppetry, puppet, terrorism, war on terror, secret agents, puppets, heroic mission, adventurer, save the world, satire, danger, deadly ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: paris france, cairo egypt, pentagon, panama, france ...
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 5.2
 1K
Sphinx (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Egypt, Hungary
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: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, mummy, curse, ancient mystery, archaeologist, pyramid, museum, fall in love, witnessing a crime, escapades, intrigue, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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 5.0
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, suspense, psychological
Plot: bank, crimes, amateur detective, mystery, rescue, dishonesty, deadly, danger, faked death, plane crash, arms smuggling, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, year 1960
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, mexico, middle east, africa ...
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OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, light, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, french, spy, secret agents, farce, secret service, secret agent, russian, adventure, undercover, state affairs, political conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: france, egypt, cairo egypt, usa, middle east ...
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 228 min.
Story: The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: desert, adventure, historical character, battles, british colonial, world war one, imperialism, military, politics, rebel, war, horse ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, saudi arabia, lebanon, cairo egypt ...
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The Element of Crime (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fisher, an ex-detective, decides to take one final case when a mysterious serial killer claims the lives of several young girls. Fisher, unable to find the culprit, turns to Osbourne, a writer who was once respected for his contributions to the ...
Style: psychological, bleak, surreal, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: hypnosis, murder, serial killer, police investigation, mystery, society, deadly, crimes, crime, memory loss, psychoanalysis, mentor ...
Time: future
Place: europe, cairo egypt, africa, egypt, middle east
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The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: emotional, romantic, sentimental, erotic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, world war two, war, mysterious character, love story, adultery, stranded, beautiful scenery, expedition, power of love, loss of loved one, love and romance ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1942 ...
Place: italy, libya, sahara, cairo egypt, egypt ...
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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, clever, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: cia, congress, politics, cold war, womanizer, deception, politician, congressman, muslim, law enforcement, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1980
Place: afghanistan, usa, texas, washington d.c., cairo egypt ...
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 7.5
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678 (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Deals with the phenomenon of sexual harassment in Egypt. Film depicts the moving story of three women Atfguen in some way or another to address the disturbing fact, the phenomenon can not be overlooked in the Egyptian and Arab street and the ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: sexual harassment, self defense, bus, rebellion, social decay, injustice, defiant, crimes, society, life is a bitch, vigilantism, rebelliousness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2009
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east
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 6.6
 6K
Cairo Time (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Ireland, Egypt
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, tourist, dishonesty, love affair, fall in love, couples, love and romance, love, marriage, tour guide, husband wife relationship, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt, africa, alexandria egypt ...
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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.
Style: exciting, semi serious, breathtaking, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: archaeologist, adventurer, adventure, treasure hunt, artifact, escapades, journey, ancient, courage, archaeology, treasure, secret place ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1936
Place: egypt, nepal, cairo egypt, himalaya, usa ...
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Whatever Lola Wants (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Brooklyn postal worker follows her Egyptian boyfriend to Cairo where she takes belly-dancing lessons from a legendary but disgraced Egyptian dancer.
Style: semi serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: belly dancer, belly dancing, follow your dream, culture clash, teachers and students, fall in love, society, hopes, journey, dancing, interracial relations, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, usa, africa, middle east, new york ...
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 8.2
 2K
Kit Kat (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the Egyptian Kit Kat suburb, Sheikh Hosni's character as an observer of the daily lives of El Kit Kat's residents seems to transcend above it. Even with the loss of his eyesight, his wife, his job, and the fact that he lives with his ...
Plot: suburbs, father son relationship, motorcycle, death, funeral, boat, river, marijuana, blind man, incompetence, loudspeaker, love ...
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Russian and British submarines with nuclear missiles on board both vanish from sight without a trace. England and Russia both blame each other as James Bond tries to solve the riddle of the disappearing ships. But the KGB also has an agent on the ...
Style: exciting, witty, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: skiing, kgb, secret agents, espionage, secret service, chase, spy, nuclear, heroes, megalomaniac, gadget, jet ski ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: egypt, england, russia, cairo egypt, scotland ...
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Asterix and Cleopatra (1968)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Popular animated hero Asterix and his faithful sidekick Obelix travel to ancient Egypt to help Cleopatra build a new summer home. Cleopatra and Julius Caesar have made a bet, with Caesar wagering the project cannot be completed in a few weeks time. ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, not serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: queen, pharaoh, jealousy, village, warrior, architect, cleopatra, ancient egypt, danger, rivalry, partners, goofy hero ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, africa
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The Night Manager (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 358 min.
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Story: Former British soldier Jonathan Pine navigates the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, arms dealer, spy, undercover, hotel, secret service, crimes, working undercover, arms dealing, stylish, mind game, murder ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, spain, cairo egypt, england ...
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After the Fox (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Criminal mastermind 'The Fox' sets up a phony film production and masquerades as it's director as part of a plan to smuggle a stolen gold shipment into Italy.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: farce, heist, prison, satire, filmmaking, crime, crimes, aging, village, village life, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, rome italy, egypt, africa, middle east ...
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 6.3
 21K
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.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, captivating, enigmatic, tense ...
Plot: mansion, agatha christie, servant, family secret, private detective, murder, murder mystery, investigation, whodunit, lady, secret, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1957
Place: cairo egypt, london, scotland yard
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 7.4
 38K
Gallipoli (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank, both agile runners, become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, serious, captivating, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, military, world war one, friendship, british empire, idealism, human spirit, military life, battle zone, desert, soldier, army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, turkey, egypt, middle east, africa ...
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 6.5
 5K
Love Crime (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, Lebanon
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the sterile setting of a powerful multinational, two young women compete ... Isabelle is working under the orders of Christine, a woman of power she admires unreservedly.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, ambition, obsession, office, boss and employee, power relations, corporate world, rivalry, manipulations, workplace, manipulation, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france, cairo egypt
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