Movies and TV shows set in somalia

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in somalia ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful, rough and based on true events films and TV shows about / with gun, blood, danger, murder, helicopter, hostage, weapons, terrorism, sniper and terrorist plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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somalia movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as somalia: Captain Phillips (2013), Black Hawk Down (2001), Desert Flower (2009), Submergence (2017), The Pirates of Somalia (2017), Act of Valor (2012), Operation Red Sea (2018), 15 Minutes of War (2019), Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018), The Spy: Undercover Operation (2013).

List of movies set in somalia

Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: ship, pirate, hostage, u.s. navy, terrorism, rescue, hijacking, kidnapping, navy, hostages, confined, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2010s, 2000s
Place: somalia, africa, united states, kenya, virginia ...
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 7.7
 358K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, courage, sniper, battles, warrior, tough heroes, u.s. military, helicopter, army, chaos, danger, military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1993, year 1992
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, north africa, iraq
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 7.4
 12K
Desert Flower (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The autobiography of a Somalian nomad who was sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: model, fighting the system, life is a bitch, un, feminism, human spirit, introspection, injustice, deportation, sexual abuse, fashion, supermodel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997
Place: somalia, africa, europe, england, london
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 5.4
 7K
Submergence (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In a room with no windows on the eastern coast of Africa, an Englishman, James Moore, is held captive by jihadist fighters. Thousands of miles away on the Greenland Sea, Danielle Flinders prepares to dive in a submersive to the ocean floor. In their ...
Style: touching, emotional, lyrical, sincere, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, lovers apart, beach, terrorist, captive, love, male female relationship, underwater, couples, christmas, scotsman, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: somalia, france, atlantic ocean
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The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, South Africa, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an inspiring chance encounter with his idol, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur uproots his life and moves to Somalia looking for the story of a lifetime. Hooking up with a local fixer, he attempts to get embedded with the local Somali pirates, ...
Style: based on true events, suspenseful, factual, suspense, exciting
Plot: journalist, pirate, drugs, adventure, journey, point of view, news report, danger, village, escapades, weapons, culture clash ...
Time: year 2008
Place: somalia, canada
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 6.5
 66K
Act of Valor (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a covert mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative uncovers a chilling plot, an elite, highly trained U.S. SEAL team speeds to hotspots around the globe, racing against the clock to stop a deadly terrorist attack.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy seal, navy, terrorist plot, terrorism, military, cia, battles, squad, bomb, national security, military life, swat team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: somalia, las vegas, mexico, africa, costa rica ...
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Operation Red Sea (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: China, Morocco, Hong Kong
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A squad of the Jiaolong Commando Unit - Sea Dragon, a spec ops team of the Chinese Navy, carries out a hostage rescue operation in the nation of Yewaire, on the Arabian Peninsula, and fiercely fights against local rebel groups and Zaka, a terrorist ...
Style: propaganda film, exciting, breathtaking, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: explosions, propaganda, nuclear, ex special forces, law enforcement, nuclear weapon, terrorism, arms dealer, save the day, ship, group of criminals, stereotypes ...
Place: somalia
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15 Minutes of War (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: February 1976. Somalian rebels hijack a school bus carrying 21 French children and their teacher in Djibouti City. When the terrorists drive it to a no-man’s-land on the border between Somalia and French territory, the French Government sends out ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: sniper, hostage, terrorist group, female teacher, hostages, french foreign legion, kids in trouble, school bus, danger, shooting, border, terrorist ...
Time: year 1976, 70s
Place: somalia
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Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: FBI agent Matt Graver teams up with operative Alejandro Gillick to prevent Mexican drug cartels from smuggling terrorists across the U.S. border.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, bleak, disturbing
Plot: neo noir, drug cartel, gunfight, cia, cartel, black ops, u.s. mexico border, explosion, brutality, little girl, violence, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: somalia, mexico, kansas city, texas, sonora
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The Spy: Undercover Operation (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Chul-soo is one of Korea’s best intelligence agents: he can accomplish any given mission. One day, a mysterious explosion takes place in Seoul. Chul-soo flies to Thailand on a mission to rescue a person who holds clues to the incident. Meanwhile, ...
Plot: spy, missile, secret identity, terrorist, terrorist attack, fertility clinic, north korean, falling from height, helicopter crash, flight attendant, helicopter
Place: south korea, somalia, thailand
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The Last Witness (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman becomes entangled in the conspiracy of two world governments to assassinate an international leader in New York.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: intrigue, assassination, conspiracy, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, undercover, dishonesty, pets, state affairs, special agents, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, south africa, somalia ...
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Hamilton: In the Interest of the Nation (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Carl Hamilton manages to infiltrate an international gang that has stolen advanced Swedish GPS-guided missiles. But the league is subjected to a sudden deadly attack by a well drilled group of mercenaries of unknown clients. Hamilton escapes the ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, hostage, daring rescue, undercover, hostages, dishonesty, confined, heroes, working undercover, heroic mission, graphic violence, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, afghanistan, africa, beirut lebanon, stockholm sweden ...
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 5.8
 1K
I Witness (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After 27 bodies are discovered in a collapsed tunnel in Tijuana, a man tries to unravel the mystery before becoming the next victim.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, police corruption, murder, deadly, crimes, partners against crime, confined, investigation, uncover truth, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, somalia, tijuana mexico
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 8.1
 329K
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, rough, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: genocide, against humanity, racism, war crime, un, cruelty, massacre, corpse, atrocity, refugee, blacks and whites, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia, tanzania
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 6.5
 321K
The Expendables (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria, Spain, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Barney Ross leads a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, a martial arts expert, heavy weapons specialist, demolitionist, and a loose-cannon sniper. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, bloody, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, sniper, gunfight, escape, master warrior, martial arts, chase, partners, heroic mission, battles, cia, fist fighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, 80s
Place: latin america, somalia, new orleans
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: intellectual, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, robbery, anti war, political unrest, judge, trial, police brutality, journalist, german, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1977 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, rome italy, sicily ...
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71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 71 scenes revolving around multiple Viennese residents who are by chance involved with a senseless gun slaughter on Christmas Eve.
Style: disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, serious, bleak ...
Plot: teen suicide, murder, crimes, misfit, social misfits, immigrants, refugee, homeless, breaking point, refugees, down on your luck, mass murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, lebanon, europe, bosnia, vienna ...
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