Movies and TV shows set in jerusalem

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in jerusalem ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, captivating and surprise ending films and TV shows about / with religion, jewish, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, friendship, danger, society, death, murder and soldier plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and Adventure genres shot in USA, Israel, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as jerusalem: The Master and Margarita (1994), Mary Magdalene (2018), The Going Up of David Lev (1973), The Seventh Coin (1993), Jeruzalem (2015), Risen (2016), Eyes Wide Open (2009), Dig (2015), Mary (2005), Lawrence of Arabia (1962).

List of movies set in jerusalem

The Master and Margarita (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Master is a talented writer in Moscow working on a manuscript about the biblical Jesus and Pontius Pilate. Authorities in Moscow are harassing Master by surveillance and intimidation. Victimized by their harassment, Master throws his manuscript into ...
Style: surreal, captivating, suspenseful, mind bending, suspense
Plot: surveillance, manuscript, muse, mental institution, mysticism, buddies, surrealism, life & death, destiny, life philosophy, talking cat, justice ...
Time: 1930s
Place: jerusalem, russia, soviet union
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Mary Magdalene (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world ...
Style: biblical
Plot: bible, christian, treason, marriage proposal, cross, horse, blood, tomb, cave, underwater scene, faith, kiss ...
Place: jerusalem
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The Going Up of David Lev (1973)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A ten-year-old Israeli boy whose father died years earlier during the Six-Day-War is determined to find out more about his father's death. He skips school and, with the help of a friendly cab driver, heads to Jerusalem to find the men who ...
Plot: skipping school, death of father
Place: jerusalem, israel, tel aviv israel
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The Seventh Coin (1993)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An independent film starring Peter O'Toole and directed by Dror Soref. In modern-day Jerusalem, an Arab boy and a beautiful American tourist are accidentally entrusted with a priceless coin from the age of King Herod. Soon the two are falling ...
Plot: coin, arab, tourist
Place: jerusalem, israel
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 4.7
 7K
Jeruzalem (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: Israel
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a couple of American young adults fly to Israel to visit the city of Jerusalem, a biblical nightmare falls upon the city
Plot: demon, found footage, cave, zombie attack, apocalypse, sightseeing, infected, social media, jewish, zombie, vacation, catholic ...
Place: israel, jerusalem
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 6.3
 22K
Risen (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Clavius, a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in ...
Style: biblical, surprise ending, enigmatic, light, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids
Plot: christianity, faith, apostle, resurrection, judaism, religious, investigation, desert, witness, escape, stabbed to death, massacre ...
Time: 1st century
Place: jerusalem, latin america, egypt, spain, antarctica
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Eyes Wide Open (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, Germany, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A beautifully affecting love story that has rightly earned comparisons to Brokeback Mountain, Haim Tabakman's potent yet impeccably restrained tale has won awards and accolades at film festivals the world over. Aaron, a pillar in ...
Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, ambiguous ending
Plot: forbidden love, rabbi, gay, jewish, gay relationship, butcher, misfit, gender, gossip and rumors, social relations, religions or cults, sexual tension ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, jerusalem
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 6.8
 5K
Dig (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When FBI Agent Peter Connelly, recently stationed in Jerusalem, begins investigating the murder of a young American, he realizes that he’s uncovered an ancient international conspiracy that threatens to change the course of human history. Certain ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient mystery, adventure, law enforcement, murder, investigation, danger, dishonesty, special agents, uncover truth, escapades, protagonist as suspect, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, jerusalem, middle east
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 5.9
 2K
Mary (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Following the shooting of a film on the life of Jesus called This Is My Blood, Marie Palesi (Juliette Binoche), the actress who plays Mary Magdalene takes refuge in Jerusalem in search of the truth behind the myth. The director of the film, Tony ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful
Plot: filmmaking, actress, religions or cults, showbiz, society, obsession, self discovery, celebrity culture, hopes, artists and showbiz, redemption, irony ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jerusalem, middle east, israel, usa, new york
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
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, realistic, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Plot: desert, horse, war, adventure, muslim, soldier, battles, interrogation, explosion, torture, imperialism, rebel ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: middle east, lebanon, saudi arabia, jerusalem, ottoman empire ...
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 6.9
 883
Close to Home (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Smadar (Smadar Sayar) and Mirit (Naama Schendar), both 18 years old, are assigned to patrol the streets of Jerusalem together as part of their military service. Worlds apart in their personality their initial frosty relationship changes to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: military, soldier, friendship, youth, terrorism, coming of age, buddies, military life, teenage life, politics, women, female soldier ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, jerusalem, middle east
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Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American flyer who joined the RAF before his country was in the war is recovering from a leg injury in Jerusalem. Through an English friend he meets a quiet Jewish girl whose close-knit family originally came from Spain. The two are attracted to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, injury, friend, opposites attract, fall in love, love affair, couples, friends, couple relations, war, wartime life, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: jerusalem, middle east, israel
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 7.0
 547K
World War Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, save the world, deadly virus, infected, zombie apocalypse, un, scientist, chaos, survival, cure, survivor ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: jerusalem, south korea, new jersey, philadelphia, israel ...
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The Cakemaker (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A German pastry maker travels to Jerusalem in search for the wife and son of his dead lover.
Plot: gay, bakery, lgbt, car accident, love, gay relationship, father son relationship, telephone call, taking off shirt, male in shower, baker, speedo ...
Place: israel, jerusalem
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 8.7
 993
Shtisel (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The story of a haredi family in Jerusalem. Shulem Schtisel the father of a large family is dealing with his younger son who he wants to see married soon. His daughter, Giti is dealing in secret with marital problems while his other son Zvi Arie ...
Style: touching, realistic, talky, sincere, serious
Plot: dating, jewish culture, family relations, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, religions or cults, retirement home, rabbi, singleness, love and romance, parents and children, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, jerusalem
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 3.6
 814
Dark Relic (2010)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 1099 A.D.: A battle-weary knight leads his men home from the Holy Land after years of fighting. But the supposedly holy relic he’s carrying bears a terrible curse…
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: obsessive quest, heroes, on the road, good versus evil, adventurer, clergy, battles, religions or cults, supernatural, deadly, danger, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages
Place: holy land, jerusalem
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The Dovekeepers (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This four-hour miniseries is based on Alice Hoffman’s acclaimed historical novel about four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: survival, society, rebelliousness, battles, rebellion, hopes, curses spells and rituals, state affairs, political unrest, siege, roman, roman empire ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, israel, middle east, jerusalem
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 6.9
 311
The Passion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Follows Christ's last days and crucifixion.
Plot: jesus christ, controversy, easter, religion
Place: jerusalem
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 6.9
 2K
Inch'Allah (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Canadian doctor finds her sympathies sorely tested while working in the conflict ravaged Palestinian territories.
Style: gloomy, disturbing, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, political unrest, friendship, innocence lost, society, friends, life is a bitch, wartime life, power relations, doctors and patients, interracial relations, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, palestinian authority, jerusalem
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 6.5
 348
Tikkun (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Israel
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Haim-Aaron is a bright, ultra-orthodox religious scholar living in Jerusalem. His talents and devotion are envied by all. One evening, following a self-imposed fast, Haim-Aaron collapses and loses consciousness. The paramedics announce his death, ...
Plot: nightmare, fasting, father son relationship, resurrection, sexual frustration, loss of faith, jewish family, dream, journey, drinking water, vagina spreading, jewish culture ...
Time: 2010s
Place: israel, jerusalem
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Hunting Elephants (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In this hilarious crime comedy, a gifted 12-year-old boy and three elderly men plan a bank robbery in order to seek revenge on the institution for cheating the youngster after the death of his father.
Style: biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: unlikely criminals, golden years, retirement home life, crimes, friendship, crime, cons and scams, picked on, partners in crime, friends, elderly, one last job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, jerusalem
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The High Crusade (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Medieval crusaders from the 13th century are captured by aliens. However, this can not stop them to conquer the Holy Land.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: evil alien, space travel, alien, knight, spacecraft, good versus evil, changing the past or future, adventure, heroic mission, nothing goes right, space wars, distant planet ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
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Hannah Arendt (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, France, Israel
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Hannah Arendt is a portrait of the genius that shook the world with her discovery of “the banality of evil.” After she attends the Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem, Arendt dares to write about the Holocaust in terms no one has ever ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: holocaust, philosopher, magazine, trial, legal, poet, exile, post war, journalism, media, legal action, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1960s
Place: new york, israel, usa, jerusalem
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Blood of the Templars (2004)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: 18-year old David grew up assuming that his mother and his father have died when he was a baby. He was raised by a monk and is close to completing High School. He gets into a fight during a party and discovers he is stronger than he thought he was- ...
Style: serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: holy grail, young heroes, adventure, legends and myths, danger, rivalry, teenage life, heroes, supernatural ability, imaginary, master warrior, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, jerusalem
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Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China, France, Norway
Duration: 147 min.
Story: When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfil his original briefing, the CIA begin to question his loyalty and his motives. The IMF team find themselves in a race against ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: spy, violence, gun, hand to hand combat, motorcycle, helicopter, handgun, sniper, mountain, mercenary, rescue, walkie talkie ...
Time: 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany, jerusalem, paris france
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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Malta, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, artsy, non-linear, road movie
Plot: investigation, train, murder, snow, doctor, justice, vengeance, suspect, conspiracy, murder mystery, stabbed to death, little girl ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, post world war one
Place: europe, alps, yugoslavia, istanbul turkey, mediterranean sea ...
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Next Year in Jerusalem (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The oldest son in an orthodox Jewish family is living at home (in Brooklyn) with his parents and younger brothers. He's being pressured by his parents to marry the girl they have chosen, (the daughter of a rabbi). But he is coming to the ...
Plot: father son relationship, kiss, roommate, friendship, prayer, friend, teacher, grandfather grandson relationship, prejudice, gay, gay kiss, food ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, jerusalem, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A story about the childhood of Oz in Jerusalem and his youth in the Kibbutz during the British Mandate and the first days of the state of Israel. The plot describes the relationship between young Oz to his mother and his first steps as a writer.
Plot: following someone, sedative, pioneer, poet, father in law daughter in law relationship, bomb shelter, jacket, solitude, brain, jumping into water, headache, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Time: year 1947, year 1945
Place: israel, jerusalem, palestine, india, europe ...
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The Little Brown Burro (1978)
Genre: Animation, Family, Musical
Country: Canada
Duration: 23 min.
Story: A sad little burro who feels that no one wants him and that he doesn't belong anywhere finds out differently when he is bought by Joseph to transport Mary on their travel to Jerusalem for the birth of Jesus.
Plot: camel, bible, donkey, mouse, wild animal, alone, animal, christmas
Place: jerusalem, egypt
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Hide and Seek (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Twelve year-old Uri reports his teacher Balaban as a suspected spy when he observes him meeting with a young arab man. Only later does he discover that Balaban's interest in the young arab is romantic rather than political.
Plot: israeli, arab, closeted homosexual, tutor, political activist, 12 year old, post world war two, student, boy, school, intolerance, holocaust survivor ...
Place: jerusalem, israel
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