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, captivating, thought provoking, suspense and talky films and TV shows about / with storytelling, murder, dialogue, culture clash, chase, mentor, cigarette smoking, betrayal, catastrophe and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in UK, Egypt, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cairo egypt: The Yacoubian Building (2006), The Nile Hilton Incident (2017), The Night Manager (2016), Cairo Time (2009), The English Patient (1996), A Talking Picture (2003), Cairo 6,7,8 (2010), Dunia (2005), Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Sphinx (1981).

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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sad
Plot: homosexuality, prostitute, brother sister relationship, politics, gender, political corruption, midlife crisis, couple relations, religions or cults, dishonesty, journalism, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, africa, middle east
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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: suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating, neo noir ...
Plot: police corruption, murder investigation, murder, witness, crimes, riot, police detective, member of parliament, hotel, revolution, intrigue, twists and turns ...
Time: year 2011, 2010s
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, africa
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The Night Manager (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 358 min.
TV show
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: suspense, tricky, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, espionage, arms dealer, secret service, undercover, corruption, working undercover, hotel, arms dealing, betrayal, british secret service, crimes ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: cairo egypt, europe, london, england, egypt ...
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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, emotional, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, tourist, love affair, love, marriage, character study, dishonesty, fall in love, middle aged woman, couples, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, cairo egypt, california ...
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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: romantic, emotional, sentimental, erotic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: world war two, adultery, war, tragic love, love story, betrayal, beautiful scenery, love, life & death, stranded, desert, mysterious character ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1942, 1930s, 50s ...
Place: sahara, italy, africa, 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: psychological, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, cruise, greek, ship, love and romance, introspection, legends and myths, self discovery, couple relations, couples, parents and children, cruise ship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, middle ages
Place: mediterranean sea, cairo egypt, athens greece, greece, middle east ...
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Cairo 6,7,8 (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: emotional, touching, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sexual harassment, violence against women, self defense, bus, injustice, rebellion, social decay, defiant, society, life is a bitch, crimes, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2009
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east
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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: captivating, disturbing, exciting, stylized, tense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: a vision, dynasty, pharaoh, religion, archaeology, tomb, butler, museum, burial, treasure, priest, past ...
Time: future
Place: north africa, cairo egypt, venice, london
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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: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, dancing, female sexuality, arab culture, belly dancer, liberation, sexual repression, feminism, freedom, sensuality, friendship, tradition ...
Place: cairo egypt, middle east, 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: political, thought provoking, realistic, clever, factual ...
Plot: cold war, cia, politics, womanizer, stripper, arms dealer, party, female nudity, satire, congress, congressman, christmas party ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, 90s, year 1988 ...
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., texas, pakistan, usa ...
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Sphinx (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: curse, mummy, murder, pyramid, museum, treasure hunt, archaeologist, riddles and clues, fall in love, fish out of water, time travel, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: cairo egypt, egypt
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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, sincere, inspirational
Plot: singer, competition, audition, musician, aspiring musician, brother sister relationship, funeral, tv show, border crossing, aspiring singer, teenager, politics ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012, year 2005, 21st century
Place: cairo egypt, palestine
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Ruby Cairo (1992)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, UK, Mexico
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: crimes, amateur detective, mystery, rescue, dishonesty, plane crash, faked death, robbery, empire, arms smuggling, cons and scams, irishman ...
Time: 90s, year 1960
Place: greece, cairo egypt, egypt, africa, latin america ...
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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: poverty, protest, handicapped, jealousy, poor family, promotion, job, corruption, hate, marriage for money, lust, university 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: psychological, philosophical, mind bending, thought provoking
Plot: muslim, islam, religion, student, love affair, bittersweet, doubts and hesitations, life changing experience, human relationship, life, hopes, loneliness ...
Place: egypt, indonesia, 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: surreal, art house, psychological, bleak, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, hypnosis, mystery, mentor, distopia, surrealism, crimes, society, memory loss, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: middle east, cairo egypt, europe, egypt, africa
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Carlos (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 334 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Venezuelan revolutionary, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the OPEC headquarters in 1975 before being caught by the French police.
Style: tense, suspenseful, political, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, revolutionary, terrorist, murderer, cold war, gunfight, character study, wanted, mission, radical, leader, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: berlin germany, lebanon, middle east, cairo egypt, sudan ...
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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: intense, entertaining, exciting, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: superhero, super strength, superhero team, mutant, transformation, good versus evil, teleportation, heroes, x men, alter ego, technology, genetics ...
Time: future, year 1983, 2010s, 80s
Place: egypt, poland, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, 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, funny, humorous, adult animation, political ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppetry, puppet, terrorism, terrorist, satire, visceral, war on terror, alone in the world, stupidity, prejudice, secret agents, heroic mission ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., south dakota, paris france, cairo egypt, france ...
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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, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: belly dancer, belly dancing, dancing, journey, follow your dream, culture clash, hopes, society, teachers and students, fall in love, romance, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, usa, cairo egypt ...
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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: egyptian, suburbs, father son relationship, love, death, blind man, neighborhood, marijuana, motorcycle, boat, poverty, old man ...
Place: cairo egypt, 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, sexy, visually appealing, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: james bond, spy, espionage, cold war, 007, secret agents, adventure, car chase, secret service agent, sea, chase, nuclear ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: egypt, england, sardinia, cairo egypt, ussr ...
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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: not serious, feel good, humorous, exciting
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: siege, dog, ancient egypt, architect, pharaoh, queen, jealousy, ancient rome, ancient world, superhero, warrior, village ...
Time: 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, cairo egypt
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 218 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, visually appealing, factual, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, world war one, adventure, war, military, imperialism, historical character, british empire, politics, camel, islam, train ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, ottoman empire, arabia, africa ...
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Clash (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Egypt, France, Germany, United Arab Emirates
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: suspense, rough, disturbing, emotional, political
Plot: arab, muslim, humiliation, death, journalist, riot, lynching, claustrophobia, nurse, muslim girl, civil unrest, dj ...
Time: year 2013, 2010s
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, north africa
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Death on the Nile (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?
Style: clever, suspense, captivating, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, murder, private detective, multiple suspects, twists and turns, cruise, investigation, mystery, secrets, mentor, heir ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: egypt, africa, cairo egypt, north africa, 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, sexy, parody, funny ...
Plot: heist, farce, prison, satire, caper, aging, crimes, filmmaking, courtroom, con artists, chase, court ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, egypt, rome italy, las vegas, africa ...
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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: suspense, enigmatic, captivating, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: whodunit, twists and turns, murder mystery, private detective, mansion, murder, servant, family secret, lady, investigation, poison, secret ...
Time: 50s, year 1957
Place: london, cairo egypt, scotland yard
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Open Eyes (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Directed by Raafat El-Mihi.
Plot: family relations, infidelity, inheritance, love triangle, impotence, childbirth, murder of brother, pregnancy, adultery, older man younger woman relationship, murder, extramarital affair ...
Place: cairo egypt
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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, serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: cruise ship, coming of age, cruise, family relations, divorce, youth, family vacation, family problems, couples, human nature, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: mediterranean sea, europe, cairo egypt, greece, africa ...
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