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, suspenseful, exciting, captivating and tense films and TV shows about / with gun, spy, murder, blood, danger, suspense, terrorism, military, helicopter and weapons plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
somalia movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as somalia: Captain Phillips (2013), Black Hawk Down (2001), The Pirates of Somalia (2017), Desert Flower (2009), Operation Red Sea (2018), Act of Valor (2012), Escape from Mogadishu (2021), 15 Minutes of War (2019), Submergence (2017), The Journey Is the Destination (2016).

List of movies set in somalia

Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Action, 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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, captivating, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ship, hostage, suspense, terrorism, survival, kidnapping, rescue, pirate, u.s. navy, ocean, ship captain, ransom ...
Time: year 2009, 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: somalia, africa, vermont, virginia, kenya ...
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Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Action, 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, intense, epic, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, courage, battles, combat, chaos, gunfight, military, survival, sniper, warrior, american soldier, rescue mission ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: africa, somalia, iraq, north africa, east africa ...
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The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: 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: suspenseful, factual, exciting, art house, interesting
Plot: pirate, journalist, journalism, drugs, suspense, point of view, journey, escapades, village, news report, culture clash, writers ...
Time: year 2008
Place: somalia, africa, canada
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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, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: life is a bitch, supermodel, fighting the system, injustice, model, fashion, un, homelessness, feminism, african, female protagonist, human spirit ...
Time: year 1997, 21st century
Place: somalia, africa, europe, london, england
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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: exciting, breathtaking, propaganda film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex special forces, chinese army, ship, nuclear, law enforcement, terrorism, military, war, group of criminals, save the day, arms dealer, suspense ...
Place: somalia, china
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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, talky, intense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, swat team, military, terrorist plot, rescue mission, navy seal, cia, army, soldier, navy, torture, war ...
Time: 21st century
Place: somalia, iraq, las vegas, costa rica, ukraine ...
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Escape from Mogadishu (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Diplomats from the North and South Korean embassies in Somalia attempt a daring joint escape from Mogadishu when the outbreak of civil war leaves them stranded.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, political thriller
Plot: escape, wartime, survival, attack, soldier, korean, life is a bitch, runaway, society, civil disobedience, wartime life, suspense ...
Time: 90s, year 1991
Place: somalia, africa
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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, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: sniper, hostage, terrorism, terrorist, french foreign legion, child hostage, suspense, hostage situation, terrorist attack, kids in trouble, war on terror, saving a life ...
Time: year 1976, 70s
Place: somalia, africa
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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, sincere, lyrical, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lovers apart, terrorist, beach, love, male female relationship, couples, adaptation, beautiful scenery, espionage, diving, chaos, hostage ...
Time: 21st century
Place: somalia, africa, france, atlantic ocean
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The Journey Is the Destination (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The inspiring life story of the late photojournalist, artist and activist Dan Eldon, who abandoned a comfortable life in London to document the struggle, heartbreak and hope of a war-torn and famine-ridden region of Africa.
Plot: murder, journalist, angry mob, argument, airplane, swimming, photographer, drums, refugee, dancing, hitchhiking, elephant ...
Place: africa, somalia, south africa
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Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
Genre: Action, 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: neo noir, bleak, disturbing, captivating, perverse ...
Plot: terrorist, black ops, cia, drug cartel, mission, cartel, u.s. mexico border, cia agent, warrior, brutality, organized crime, kidnapping ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: somalia, sonora, kansas city, texas, mexico ...
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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: political, bleak, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, anti war, bomb, revolutionary, journalist, prison, idealism, protest, rebellion, court ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1977 ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east germany, israel ...
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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy, USA
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, rough, thought provoking, intense, sad ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: genocide, racism, war, hotel, against humanity, ethnic conflict, cruelty, politics, murder, un, war crime, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, rwanda, somalia, congo, tanzania
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The Comedian (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A look at the life of an aging insult comic.
Style: captivating, light, melancholic, entertaining, experimental ...
Plot: aging, comedian, insult, comeback, jewish, comedy club, brother brother relationship, jail, judaism, lesbian daughter, casanova, swamp ...
Time: year 1985
Place: long island, florida, new york, alabama, somalia ...
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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, brutal, bloody, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: manly, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: gunfight, martial arts, tough guy, mercenary, chase, machismo, showdown, sniper, military, fistfight, unstoppable, warrior ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: latin america, new orleans, somalia, fictional island
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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: exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, hostage, daring rescue, undercover, working undercover, heroic mission, heroes, confined, dishonesty, graphic violence, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden, afghanistan, africa, eastern europe, dallas texas ...
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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, ...
Style: humorous, funny, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Plot: spy, secret identity, spy mission, husband wife relationship, troubled marriage, special agents, family relations, satire, hidden identity, crime investigation, relationship problems, escapades ...
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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: spy, political conspiracy, assassination, intrigue, conspiracy, dishonesty, state affairs, law enforcement, undercover, rivalry, pets, special agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, south africa, connecticut ...
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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, bleak, thought provoking, serious, sincere ...
Plot: murder, misfit, social misfits, news report, refugee, down on your luck, breaking point, immigrants, existentialism, nihilism, human relationship, chess ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, germany, lebanon, europe, bosnia ...
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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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, murder, police corruption, investigation, confined, uncover truth, partners against crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, fighting crime, life is a bitch ...
Place: latin america, tijuana mexico, mexico, somalia
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