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, suspenseful, captivating, tense and suspense films and TV shows about / with jewish, religion, father son relationship, family relations, death, storytelling, brutality, murder, betrayal and desert plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and History genres shot in USA, Israel, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as jerusalem: Jeruzalem (2015), Dig (2015), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Risen (2016), Mary (2005), Close to Home (2005), Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986), The Cakemaker (2017), Mary Magdalene (2018), Shtisel (2013).

List of movies set in jerusalem

 4.8
 10K
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, scary, exciting, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: demon, curses spells and rituals, tourist, zombie, jewish, apocalypse, church, vacation, transformation, danger, survival, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, year 1972, 2010s, 20th century, 70s
Place: jerusalem, israel, asia, palestine, tel aviv israel
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 6.8
 6K
Dig (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: captivating, tense, enigmatic, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient mystery, archeological dig, investigation, conspiracy, murder, uncover truth, danger, escapades, adventure, special agents, christianity, 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: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, war, warrior, battles, siege, king, christianity, crusade, sword fight, crusader, military, adventure ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: jerusalem, holy land, middle east, england, israel ...
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 6.3
 27K
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: biblical, enigmatic, atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: christianity, apostle, jesus christ, messiah, resurrection, investigation, interrogation, race against time, betrayal, faith, desert, religious ...
Time: 1st century, 30s, 1930s
Place: jerusalem, latin america, egypt, spain, rome italy ...
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The Book of Mormon Movie, Volume 1: The Journey (2003)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Lehi and his wife Sariah and their four sons: Laman, Lemuel, Sam, and Nephi. Lehi leaves Jerusalem because he prophesied unto the people concerning the destruction of Jerusalem, and they sought his life. He journeys into the wilderness ...
Style: sincere, captivating, suspenseful, serious
Plot: mormon, father son relationship, sibling rivalry, prophet, faith, exile, religion, wilderness, travel, prayer, desert, dream ...
Place: jerusalem
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 5.8
 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: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: virgin mary, filmmaking, self discovery, obsession, hopes, society, redemption, celebrity culture, religions or cults, showbiz, infidelity, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: jerusalem, new york, usa, israel, middle east
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 6.9
 928
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: serious, realistic, sincere, suspense
Plot: friendship, military life, politics, soldier, terrorism, military, danger, women, crimes, strong female presence, teenage life, youth ...
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: 98 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, opposites attract, romance, couples, social differences, love affair, couple relations, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east
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The Cakemaker (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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.
Style: melancholic, psychological, sexy, tense, bilingual
Plot: gay, gay relationship, bakery, lgbt, love, death of father, male objectification, bisexual man, gay romance, gay interest, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: jerusalem, berlin germany, israel
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 5.9
 10K
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, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: apostle, christian, jesus, love, rebellion, belief, faith, miraculous event, baptism, marriage proposal, freedom, superstition ...
Time: 1st century, 30s, 1930s
Place: jerusalem, xian
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 8.6
 6K
Shtisel (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, talky, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: jewish family, jewish culture, orthodox jew, family relations, dating, parents and children, religions or cults, looking for love, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, retirement home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, jerusalem
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 6.6
 429
The Passion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Follows Christ's last days and crucifixion.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, harsh, serious
Plot: crucifix, controversy, easter, crucifixion of jesus, jesus, life philosophy, powerful ending, death, culture clash, christianity, apostle, prejudice ...
Time: ancient history
Place: jerusalem, holy land
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 7.7
 4K
Our Boys (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: terrorism, murder, investigation, who done it, evidence, law enforcement, parents and children, crimes, interrogation, haunted by the past, multiple suspects, middle east conflict ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary
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: sad, sincere, based on true events, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, family relations, depression, husband wife relationship, school, anti semitism, mother son relationship, childhood memory, based on a novel, autobiography, female director, knocking on a door ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, year 1945
Place: jerusalem, israel, europe, palestine, poland ...
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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, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: religious fanatic, messiah, strong female character, sister sister relationship, cult, strong female lead, pregnant woman, sect, psychiatrist, missing person, faith, female scientist
Place: jerusalem
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David & Kamal (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 78 min.
Story: This story is about a 9 year old American Jewish boy, David, and Kamal, also a 9 year old and a poor street urchin of Arab descent selling postcards to tourist in the stone enclosed Old City of Jerusalem. At a first glance, Kamal seems bright and ...
Style: captivating, contemplative, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: street urchin, unlikely friendships, friendship between boys, friends, extortion, dishonesty, child protagonist, escapades, society, church, chase, asthma ...
Time: 21st century
Place: jerusalem
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 9.2
 5K
Omar (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Morocco
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The life of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab, the second Caliph of Islamic State, before and after he embraces in Islam.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, christian film
Plot: islam, prophet, koran, muslim, arabic history, arab culture, religious persecution, christian, arab, controversy, jewish, conquering ...
Time: 7th century
Place: jerusalem, persia, arabia
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A Talking Picture (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, France, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A meditation on civilization. July, 2001: friends wave as a cruise ship departs Lisbon for Mediterranean ports and the Indian Ocean. On board and on day trips in Marseilles, Pompeii, Athens, Istanbul, and Cairo, a professor tells her young daughter ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, contemplative, talky, humorous ...
Plot: ship, family relations, greek, cruise, love and romance, legends and myths, introspection, couple relations, self discovery, couples, parents and children, cruise ship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages, year 2001
Place: middle east, istanbul turkey, jerusalem, israel, ottoman empire ...
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 7.1
 6K
Footnote (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of a great rivalry between a father and son, both eccentric professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son has an addictive dependency on the embrace and accolades that the establishment provides, while his ...
Style: tragicomedy, captivating, melancholic, meditative, thought provoking ...
Plot: rivalry, family problems, parents and children, ambition, estrangement, religions or cults, moral dilemma, father son relationship, scientist, greed, secrets, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, jerusalem, tokyo
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 6.4
 469
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: nightmare, father son relationship, fasting, jewish family, resurrection, dream, sexual frustration, loss of faith, beach, journey, body, bleeding ...
Time: 2010s
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: taxi driver, skipping school, death of father
Place: jerusalem, tel aviv israel, 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, american, 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, sincere, suspenseful, captivating, intense ...
Plot: family secret, gay slur, hitman, redemption, haunted by the past, introspection, working undercover, undercover, unlikely couple, war crime, machismo, german ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, gay sex, closeted homosexual, gay relationship, gay love, forbidden love, sexual tension, first gay sexual experience, rabbi, love and romance, love affair, life turned upside down ...
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, congressman, muslim, law enforcement, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1980
Place: afghanistan, usa, texas, washington d.c., cairo egypt ...
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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, mind bending, suspense ...
Plot: surveillance, manuscript, female nudity, mental institution, mysticism, muse, buddies, life philosophy, surrealism, destiny, life & death, justice ...
Time: 1930s
Place: soviet union, russia, jerusalem, ussr
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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, rough, serious, futuristic, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing child, apocalypse, danger, daring rescue, race against time, chaos, journalism, antichrist, reporter, prayer, tattoo, cult ...
Place: middle east, israel, jerusalem
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 228 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, historical character, battles, british colonial, world war one, imperialism, military, politics, rebel, war, horse ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, saudi arabia, lebanon, cairo egypt ...
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 7.0
 629K
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, scary, serious, epic, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, zombie apocalypse, save the world, end of the world, scientist, epidemic, plague, deadly virus, asthma, infected, virus ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: new jersey, philadelphia, jerusalem, israel, canada ...
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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, realistic, feel good, biting ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, partners, friendship, cons and scams, friends, disorder, elderly, youth, crimes, retirement home, one last job, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, jerusalem
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