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 realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, suspense and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with jewish, religion, storytelling, escapades, society, danger, friendship, soldier, murder and brutality plots mostly in Drama, History and Mystery genres shot in USA, Israel, Germany and other countries.
jerusalem movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as jerusalem: Risen (2016), Dig (2015), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Jeruzalem (2015), Mary (2005), Close to Home (2005), Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986), Mary Magdalene (2018), Shtisel (2013), Our Boys (2019).

List of movies set in jerusalem

Risen (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, 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: enigmatic, atmospheric, tense, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: christianity, apostle, messiah, resurrection, investigation, religious, interrogation, betrayal, race against time, faith, desert, church ...
Time: 1st century
Place: jerusalem, latin america, egypt, spain, antarctica ...
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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: tense, captivating, enigmatic, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient mystery, investigation, conspiracy, uncover truth, murder, danger, adventure, escapades, archeological dig, christianity, special agents, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east
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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA, Italy, France
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: battles, knight, warrior, siege, king, war, christianity, military, muslim, swords and armor, army, journey ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: jerusalem, holy land, middle east, england, israel ...
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Jeruzalem (2015)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, exciting
Plot: demon, tourist, vacation, church, transformation, found footage, danger, survival, good versus evil, deadly creature, curses spells and rituals, ancient ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, year 1972, 70s, 2010s
Place: jerusalem, israel, asia, palestine, tel aviv israel
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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: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, self discovery, hopes, society, obsession, showbiz, redemption, celebrity culture, religions or cults, husband wife relationship, infidelity, virgin mary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jerusalem, new york, usa, middle east, israel
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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, suspense
Plot: friendship, soldier, politics, military life, terrorism, military, women, danger, crimes, strong female presence, buddies, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: jerusalem, israel, 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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friends, friendship, fall in love, injury, world war two, love affair, romance, couple relations, social differences, couples, opposites attract, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: jerusalem, middle east, israel
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Mary Magdalene (2018)
Genre: Biography, 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, captivating, disturbing, sincere
Plot: rebellion, belief, love, faith, apostle, equality, religion, marriage proposal, female protagonist, bible, roman empire, feminism ...
Place: jerusalem
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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: realistic, touching, talky, serious, sincere
Plot: family relations, jewish family, jewish culture, dating, parents and children, religions or cults, orthodox jew, society, love and romance, looking for love, retirement home, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, jerusalem
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Our Boys (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Three Jewish teenagers are kidnapped and murdered by Hamas militants in the summer of 2014, leading to the retaliatory killing of 16-year-old Palestinian Muhammad Abu Khdeir and a conflict that forever changes the lives of Jews and Arabs alike.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, murder, terrorism, who done it, parents and children, crimes, law enforcement, interrogation, evidence, multiple suspects, haunted by the past
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: jerusalem
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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.
Style: sincere, sad, psychological, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, depression, family relations, husband wife relationship, school, anti semitism, mother son relationship, autobiography, based on a novel, childhood memory, female director, drink ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1947
Place: jerusalem, israel, palestine, india, europe ...
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Das Jerusalem-Syndrom (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Israel
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young pregnant woman who lives in Jerusalem believes she is going to bring the son of God into the world. Her older sister tries to convince her to return with her to Germany. Then the young woman disappears.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious
Plot: messiah, religious fanatic, sister sister relationship, pregnant woman, cult, sect, strong female character, strong female lead, psychiatrist, missing person, faith, female scientist
Place: jerusalem
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Countdown: Jerusalem (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A journalist searches for her daughter as a series of catastrophic disasters push a destabilized society toward the brink of global war.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, futuristic, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing child, apocalypse, race against time, danger, chaos, daring rescue, journalism, antichrist, tattoo, prayer, reporter, cult ...
Place: middle east, israel, 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, taxi driver, 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: american, coin, arab, tourist
Place: jerusalem, israel
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Walk on Water (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel, Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eyal, an Israeli Mossad agent, is given the mission to track down and kill the very old Alfred Himmelman, an ex-Nazi officer, who might still be alive. Pretending to be a tourist guide, he befriends his grandson Axel, in Israel to visit his sister ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, sincere, intense ...
Plot: family secret, gay slur, hitman, redemption, haunted by the past, introspection, working undercover, unlikely couple, undercover, machismo, war crime, german ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, germany, berlin germany, jerusalem, middle east ...
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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, realistic, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: gay, forbidden love, rabbi, sexual tension, closeted homosexual, gay love, love and romance, love affair, life turned upside down, religions or cults, lifestyle, warning ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, jerusalem
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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: realistic, thought provoking, clever, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: cia, congress, politics, cold war, womanizer, deception, politician, muslim, danger, law enforcement, political intrigue, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, 1990s, 90s
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, texas, pakistan ...
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The Master and Margarita (2006)
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, suspenseful, captivating, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Plot: surveillance, manuscript, female nudity, mental institution, mysticism, muse, destiny, life & death, surrealism, buddies, life philosophy, storytelling ...
Time: 1930s
Place: russia, jerusalem, soviet union
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 187 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, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: desert, adventure, battles, british colonial, war, world war one, historical character, imperialism, rebel, politics, horse, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, saudi arabia, lebanon, jerusalem ...
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World War Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Malta
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, epic, scary, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, save the world, scientist, plague, deadly virus, end of the world, infected, chaos, un, asthma ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: new jersey, philadelphia, jerusalem, israel, north korea ...
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Jeremiah (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The young Jeremiah grows up in a priest's family in the village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem. God appears to Jeremiah in different human guises on several occasions, and makes it clear to him that he has been selected to announce God's ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, epic, realistic ...
Plot: prophet, oracle, society, false accusation, village, religions or cults, dishonesty, heroic mission, heroes, life is a bitch, escapades, bible ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, jerusalem
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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: serious, stylized, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: knight, good versus evil, deadly creature, heroic mission, supernatural, heroes, danger, battles, rivalry, adventurer, deadly, obsessive quest ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, rome italy
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: strong female presence, survival, political unrest, society, rebellion, rebelliousness, siege, love and romance, religion, curses spells and rituals, state affairs, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, israel, middle east, jerusalem
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The Passion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Follows Christ's last days and crucifixion.
Plot: crucifix, jesus christ, controversy, easter, religion
Place: jerusalem
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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: thought provoking, realistic, emotional, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, doctors and patients, political unrest, society, injustice, life is a bitch, wartime life, friendship, doctor, terrorism, tragedy, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, palestinian authority, jerusalem
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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, ...
Style: no music
Plot: father son relationship, nightmare, fasting, resurrection, loss of faith, sexual frustration, jewish family, dream, toilet bowl, jewish culture, female full frontal nudity, male nudity ...
Time: 2010s
Place: israel, jerusalem
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Hunting Elephants (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, suspense ...
Plot: partners, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, friends, elderly, friendship, disorder, youth, one last job, dishonesty, retirement home, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, psychotronic
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, evil alien, alien, knight, space wars, space and aliens, fish out of water, good versus evil, rivalry, distant planet, holy grail ...
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, thought provoking, feminist film, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, trial, war crime, legal action, society, journalism, legal, post war, strong female lead, nazi, strong female character, against humanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961
Place: usa, new york, israel, jerusalem
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