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, suspense, exciting, talky and melancholic films and TV shows about / with blood, death, murder, flashback, pyramid, storytelling, cigarette smoking, desert, dialogue and adventure plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Romance genres shot in USA, Egypt, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cairo egypt: The Nile Hilton Incident (2017), OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The English Patient (1996), Charlie Wilson's War (2007), 678 (2010), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), The Famous Five 4 (2015), Crooked House (2017), Queen of the Desert (2015).
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
UK, USA
216 min.
 8.3
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Action, Adventure
USA
115 min.
 8.5
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Crooked House (2017)
Crime, Drama, Mystery
UK, USA
115 min.
 6.3
Dalida (2016)
Biography, Drama, Music
France
127 min.
 6.9

List of movies set in cairo egypt

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, female singer, political corruption, land developer, bribe, chambermaid, car on fire, pimp, cd, taxi driver ...
Time: year 2011
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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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: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: spy, french, secret agent, farce, parody, espionage, secret service, seduction, russian, goofy hero, adventure, master villain ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: france, egypt, europe, middle east, usa ...
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 216 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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, adventure, horse, war, battles, muslim, soldier, british colonial, arab, camel, british empire, leadership ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, jerusalem, saudi arabia, lebanon ...
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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: sentimental, emotional, erotic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, love story, mysterious character, destiny, war, map, secret love, expedition, love and romance, adultery, wartime life, power of love ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: egypt, africa, ethiopia, italy, libya ...
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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: talky, clever, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: cia, cold war, politics, congress, refugee camp, helicopter, womanizer, millionaire, muslim, russian, politician, deception ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, 1990s
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, middle east, israel ...
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 7.5
 3K
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: bleak, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: sexual harassment, women, bus, self defense, feminism, rebelliousness, urban, injustice, gender, life is a bitch, rebellion, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, 2000s
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo 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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, surprise ending, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, adventure, adventurer, artifact, good versus evil, tombs and skeletons, treasure, map, expedition, ancient, journey ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: egypt, nepal, himalaya, cairo egypt, washington d.c. ...
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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: pickpocket, secret society, mummy, kidnapping, false accusations, brother sister relationship, false accusation, abduction, owner dog relationship, singing in a car, brother brother relationship
Place: cairo egypt
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 6.3
 12K
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: medicine cabinet, spyglass, child murderess, reflection in a mirror, psychopath, photograph, rifle, wealth, jealousy, estate, forgery, adultery ...
Time: year 1957
Place: cairo egypt, scotland yard
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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, realistic, captivating
Plot: adventurer, politics, escapades, head of state, unfulfilled love, political intrigue, love and romance, state affairs, unfulfillment, lieutenant, strong female lead, arab ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 1890s, year 1915
Place: middle east, persia, cairo egypt, england, ottoman empire ...
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 6.3
 43
Open Eyes (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Story: Directed by Raafat El-Mihi.
Plot: screaming, inheritance, pregnancy, older man younger woman relationship, garage, childbirth, brother murders brother, murder of brother, infertility, extramarital affair, love triangle, adultery ...
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: airport, politics, brother brother relationship, wealth, unemployment, brother sister relationship, chess, jail
Place: cairo egypt
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 7.6
 332
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: drunkenness, friend, marriage, jealousy, journalist, corruption, lust, student, university, handicapped, letter, hate ...
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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 6.8
 215
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, car falls into water, war propaganda, trafficking, journalist, corruption, little boy, newspaper, newspaper headline, truck, mother daughter relationship, tea ...
Time: year 1967
Place: cairo egypt, middle east, 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: pharaoh, ancient egypt, egyptology, time, museum, archaeology, struggle, archaeologist, document, code, inventor, clock ...
Time: future
Place: cairo egypt, north africa
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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, camera, student, spy, university, agent, dog, sex, lesbianism, gambling, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: year 1973
Place: cairo egypt, paris france, tunisia
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 8.2
 972
The Land (1969)
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, water, school teacher, violence against women, arrest, torture, mayor, social injustice, petition, peasant, shopkeeper, civil disobedience ...
Time: 1930s
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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 6.1
 226
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: beach, liberation, dancer, controversy, erotica, female nudity, friendship, flashback, marriage proposal, razor, sex, audition ...
Place: middle east, egypt, cairo egypt
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 7.1
 765
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, student, religion
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: uncle niece relationship, pyramid, camel, danish, father son relationship, uncle nephew relationship, neighbor, father daughter relationship, children
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, woman, gunshot, vomiting, letter, festival, suicide, pregnancy, ambulance, loss of loved one, arrest, snowing ...
Time: year 1979, year 1986, year 1967, year 1971, year 1972 ...
Place: egypt, montmartre paris, cairo egypt, paris france, italy ...
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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, skype, generator, loss of sister, ruins, death of sister, aspiring singer, competition, aspiring musician, taxi driver, hospital ...
Time: year 2005, year 2012
Place: cairo egypt, palestine
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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, good versus evil, mentor ...
Time: future, year 1983
Place: egypt, poland, cairo egypt, berlin germany, east berlin east germany ...
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: prostitute, gays and lesbians, couple relations, infidelity, dishonesty, society, couples, soldier, journalism, terrorism, midlife crisis, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, 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: serious, tense, melancholic, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppet, good versus evil, gory, adventure, escapades, rivalry, master and servant, danger, deadly, heroes, supernatural, death ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, year 1944, 1910s, 1940s ...
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: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, surprise ending
Plot: soldier, prison escape, prison, tunnel, ira, daring rescue, war, german, adventure, heroic mission, battles, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, cairo egypt, italy
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 5.5
 211
Cairo (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: MGM remake of Asphalt Jungle set in Egypt.
Plot: fence, police, escape, dancer, wound, heist, police officer, suicide, recruiting, release from prison, jewel theft, alarm ...
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, race against time, adventure, survival, forces of nature, danger, escapades, earthquake, holiday, vacation, 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, 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, hand camera, survival, gory, confined, lost, egyptology, archaeologist ...
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: clever, semi serious, realistic, psychological, talky ...
Plot: ship, cruise, greek, parents and children, on the road, couples, introspection, self discovery, couple relations, legends and myths, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, middle ages
Place: africa, greece, athens greece, cairo egypt, middle east ...
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