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, interesting, epic, exciting and surprise ending films and TV shows about / with religion, death, betrayal, brutality, soldier, jewish, society, heroes, blood and murder plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres shot in USA, Israel, UK and other countries.
jerusalem movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as jerusalem: The Master and Margarita (1994), Mary Magdalene (2018), Risen (2016), Eyes Wide Open (2009), The Going Up of David Lev (1973), The Seventh Coin (1993), Jeruzalem (2015), 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, mysticism, mental institution, buddies, life & death, destiny, surrealism, life philosophy, talking cat, twists & turns ...
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, feminism, treason, resurrection, apostle, belief, religion, suicide by hanging, exorcism, night, temple ...
Place: jerusalem
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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, apostle, resurrection, faith, jesus christ, judaism, religious, investigation, desert, roman soldier, disciple, interrogation ...
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: gloomy, serious, bleak, realistic, ambiguous ending
Plot: forbidden love, jewish, gay, butcher, gay relationship, rabbi, religions or cults, gender, misfit, gays and lesbians, against the rules, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: 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, 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: arab, coin, tourist
Place: jerusalem, israel
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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: found footage, demon, giant, apocalypse, tourist, soldier, zombie, cave, helmet, catholic, muslim, jewish ...
Place: israel, jerusalem
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient mystery, protagonist as suspect, adventure, fbi, uncover truth, dishonesty, escapades, special agents, investigation, murder, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, jerusalem, middle east
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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: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: actress, filmmaking, obsession, redemption, self discovery, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, showbiz, religions or cults, hopes, society, revelation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east, 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, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, adventure, horse, war, soldier, battles, muslim, arab, camel, british empire, politics, imperialism ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, jerusalem, saudi arabia, lebanon ...
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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: sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: military, teenage life, coming of age, women, youth, buddies, soldier, terrorism, friendship, military life, politics, teenager ...
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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, injury, friend, couple relations, romance, love affair, war, social differences, wartime life, fall in love, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east
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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, un, zombie apocalypse, chaos, scientist, survival, cure, multiple perspectives ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: south korea, new jersey, jerusalem, philadelphia, israel ...
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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: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: master warrior, on the road, obsessive quest, knight, relic, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes ...
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: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: survival, hopes, society, rebelliousness, curses spells and rituals, political unrest, battles, rebellion, state affairs, roman, siege, roman empire ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, israel, jerusalem, middle east
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The Passion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Follows Christ's last days and crucifixion.
Plot: jesus christ, easter, controversy, 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: serious, gloomy, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, innocence lost, life is a bitch, palestinian, society, doctors and patients, friendship, interracial relations, political unrest, wartime life, injustice, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, jerusalem, palestinian authority
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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, ...
Plot: nightmare, fasting, father son relationship, loss of faith, sexual frustration, resurrection, jewish family, dream, male nudity, sexuality, jewish, hitchhiking ...
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: humorous, semi serious, biting, realistic
Plot: golden years, retirement home, unlikely criminals, bank robbery, old man, crime, heist, retirement home life, crimes, dishonesty, elderly, friends ...
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
Plot: evil alien, alien, knight, space travel, distant planet, adventure, changing the past or future, alien encounter, spacecraft, crusade, space marine, space wars ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: jerusalem, holy land
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: holocaust, trial, philosopher, magazine, journalism, media, writer's life, legal action, legal, society, power of media, post war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1960s
Place: israel, usa, jerusalem, new york
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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Spain, Germany, Morocco
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, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, battles, king, warrior, war, siege, military, christianity, army, rise to the top, adventure, public execution ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, england, israel, jerusalem ...
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The Conductor (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The famous conductor (Vladas Bagdonas) goes with his orchestra to Jerusalem to perform the oratorio "St. Matthew Passion." The day before he receives a telegram, stating the suicide of his son, who lived in Israel. Conductor at the time ...
Plot: terrorist, airport, funeral, orchestra, suicide bomber, father son relationship, hospital, explosion, opera, ambulance, surgery, grief ...
Place: jerusalem, israel
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The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: bleak, epic, rough, biblical, factual ...
Plot: betrayal, christianity, suffering, torture, clergy, religion, religions or cults, sacrifice, redemption, last supper, mission, bible ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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Life of Brian (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he's not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother, the hapless Brian has to contend with the ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: roman empire, christianity, farce, mistaken identity, stoning, balcony, graffiti, gladiator, parody, legends and myths, execution, anti heroes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, dungeon, middle east, jerusalem, palestine
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The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being ...
Style: epic, surreal, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: temptation, desert, christianity, betrayal, roman, blasphemy, jesus christ, cross, prophecy, redemption, sin, immortality ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 30s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, israel
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Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 382 min.
Story: Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Robert Powell is superb in the title role, and with the overwhelming success of this TV movie throughout the world, ...
Style: epic, serious, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: christianity, roman empire, betrayal, last supper, apostle, resurrection, ancient rome, christian, jesus christ, idealism, religions or cults, rabbi ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: holy grail, christianity, adventure, investigation, ancient mystery, riddles and clues, uncover truth, secret, artifact, ancient, mystery, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: holy land, europe, france, jerusalem, paris france ...
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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: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: gun, violence, spy, hand to hand combat, motorcycle, handgun, helicopter, mercenary, espionage, deception, beard, tough guy ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, berlin germany, jerusalem, germany
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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, murder mystery, suspect, stabbed to death, conspiracy, little girl ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, post world war one
Place: europe, alps, palestine, jerusalem, istanbul turkey ...
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