Movies and TV shows set in israel

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in israel ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sincere and gloomy films and TV shows about / with society, jewish, soldier, culture clash, politics, cigarette smoking, mother son relationship, father son relationship, state affairs and israeli plots mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres shot in Israel, France, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as israel: Out in the Dark (2012), Free Zone (2005), Paradise Now (2005), Zero Motivation (2014), Waltz with Bashir (2008), Walk on Water (2004), The Band's Visit (2007), The Body (2001), Late Marriage (2001), Yossi & Jagger (2002).

List of movies set in israel

Out in the Dark (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two young men — a Palestinian grad student and an Israeli lawyer — meet and fall in love amidst personal and political intrigue in this striking debut feature from Israeli director Michael Mayer.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, impossible love, love affair, urban, family relations, gays and lesbians, unlikely couple, couples, homosexuality, estrangement, gender, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1993
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, tel aviv israel
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 5.8
 3K
Free Zone (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, Belgium, France, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rebecca, an American who has been living in Jerusalem for a few months now, has just broken off her engagement. She gets into a cab driven by Hanna, an Israeli. But Hanna is on her way to Jordan, to the Free Zone, to pick up a large of sum of money.
Style: serious, road movie, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy
Plot: border crossing, friendship, society, political unrest, culture clash, terror, break-up, on the road, storytelling, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, war zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, jordan, middle east, jerusalem, syria ...
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 7.5
 21K
Paradise Now (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Palestine, France, Germany, Netherlands, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paradise Now is filmed from the perspective of two Palestinian men who are preparing to perform a suicide attack in Israel. This is the first film to deal with the subject of suicide bombers.
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, freedom, friendship, bomb, self sacrifice, jewish, occupation, muslim, suicide, israeli palestinian conflict, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, palestine, palestinian authority, france ...
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Zero Motivation (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Filmmaker Talya Lavie steps into the spotlight with a dark comedy about everyday life for a unit of young female Israeli soldiers. The human resources office at a remote desert base serves as the setting for this cast of characters, who bide their ...
Style: realistic, tragicomedy, humorous, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: office, military base, military, soldier, army, female soldier, friendship, virginity, military life, best friends, administration, hapless soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, tokyo, russia
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Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Israel, France, Germany, USA, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Much awarded animated documentary, in which director and Israeli army veteran Ari Folman interviews friends and former soldiers about their memories of the 1982 Lebanon war and especially the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut. The usage on ...
Style: surreal, psychological, stylized, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: nightmare, massacre, dog, soldier, corpse, memory loss, army, haunted by the past, war, genocide, guilt, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 80s, contemporary
Place: israel, lebanon, middle east, palestine, beirut lebanon
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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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: german, family secret, tourist, mossad, nazi germany, redemption, confrontation with superior, undercover, workaholic, introspection, understanding, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, germany, europe, middle east, argentina ...
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The Band's Visit (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Israel, USA, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Once-not long ago-a small Egyptian police band arrived in Israel. Not many remember this... It wasn't that important. A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, gloomy, humorous ...
Plot: small town, culture clash, singer, musician, orchestra, small town life, unlikely relationship, getting along, dull life, loss of spouse, friends, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, egypt, middle east
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 5.4
 7K
The Body (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An ancient skeleton has been discovered in Jerusalem in a rich man's tomb. Colouration of the wrist and leg bones indicates the cause of death was crucifiction. other signs, include a gold coin bearing the marks of Pontius Pilate and faint ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, biblical, bad ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, doubt, politics, redemption, state affairs, religions or cults, obsessive quest, heroes, deadly, danger, archaeologist, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
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Late Marriage (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be beautiful and from a good family, preferably rich. Zaza's ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family life, temperamental, family problems, couples, family tradition, opposites attract, self discovery, couple relations, family relations, romance, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
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Yossi & Jagger (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A sociological study of two men in the Israeli army who are lovers. The others in the unit react to their situation, suspecting, but not always understanding. One will leave the military soon, a few months away, as a snowy and desolete outpost is ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: gay, soldier, military, gay relationship, romance, friendship, sexism, military life, couples, love affair, gender, tragic love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
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 6.1
 603
Kedma (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Israel, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In May 1948, shortly before the creation of the State of Israel, hundreds of immigrants from across Europe arrive in Palestine--only to risk arrest by British troops.
Style: bleak, serious, tense, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: danger, culture clash, landing, survival, military, tragic love, society, starting over, political unrest, holocaust, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel
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Wedding in Galilee (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Palestine
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Palestinian seeks Israeli permission to waive curfew to give his son a fine wedding. The military governor's condition is that he and his officers attend. The groom berates his father for agreeing. Women ritually prepare the bride; men ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: village, israeli palestinian conflict, love and romance, chaos, military, soldier, society, family gatherings, state affairs, couples, heroes, political unrest ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, middle east, palestine
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 4.6
 104
Attack at Dawn (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eli is an Israeli soldier who manages to escape from a notorious Arab prison. He makes it back to Israel, where he finds Beno, another soldier who had spent 2 years of horror in the same prison. They organize a rescue operation against the prison. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: soldier, arab, prison, escapades, war, heroic mission, adventure, daring rescue, confined, danger, military, captivity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: israel, syria, middle east
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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The trial story of Viviane Amsalem's five year fight to obtain her divorce in front of the only legal authority competent for divorce cases in Israel, the Rabbinical Court.
Style: realistic, biting, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: divorce, judge, working the system, legal action, unsupportive spouse, legal, religions or cults, couples, life is a bitch, rebellion, rabbi, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
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 6.0
 695
Antarctica (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Set in Tel Aviv, focuses on an interconnected group of friends and their various relationships. At the center is the adorably bookish Omer, about to turn 30, who still hasn't found himself, and his free-spirited best friend Miki, who both end ...
Style: gloomy, sentimental, sexual, touching, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, gay, strong sexual content, looking for love, gender, introspection, lifestyle, urban, twentysomething life, love and romance, gays and lesbians, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
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The House on Chelouche Street (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A fatherless family immigrates to Israel from Egypt during the British Mandate period. The film traces the hardships the family suffers in the politically unstable country.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, emotional
Plot: coming of age, teenage boy, widow, teenager, loss of virginity, british soldier, russian, labor strike, communist, egyptian, virgin, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel, palestine
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Halfon Hill Doesn't Answer (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Israel
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sergio Konstanza, a Swindler, owes money to Mr. Hasson. He escapes to the desert where he joins a wacky army reserve unit whose Seargent is engaged to one of Mr. Hasson's Daughters.
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: desert, soldier, military, track down, dishonesty, military life, disorder, military base, daring rescue, cons and scams, nothing goes right, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: israel, middle east, asia, egypt
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Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has vowed to invade the poorly prepared country as soon as ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, serious, epic
Plot: military, battles, rebellion, heroes, follow your dream, escapades, war, politics, ambition, society, against the odds, soldier ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
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The Other Son (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two men discover they were accidentally switched at birth.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: palestinian, teenage boy, family relations, family in crisis, interracial relations, parents and children, life turned upside down, family problems, disorder, adolescence vs adulthood, occupation, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestinian authority, middle east
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Fill the Void (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eighteen-year-old Shira is the youngest daughter of the Mendelman family. She is about to be married off to a promising young man of the same age and background. It is a dream come true, and Shira feels prepared and excited. On Purim, her ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: rabbi, matchmaking, arranged marriage, tradition, widower, jewish, family relations, family in crisis, death in the family, solace, family problems, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, belgium, kindergarten, tel aviv israel
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 4.9
 3K
Hellbound (1994)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two Chicago police officers are sent to investigate the brutal murder of a rabbi. As the investigation begins, Shatter and Jackson are summoned to Israel for questioning. Upon arrival they realize that they are, in fact, pursuing a supernatural ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, christian horror, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police detective, good versus evil, danger, rabbi, investigation, police, law enforcement, deadly, supernatural ability, master criminal, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 1950s, 1990s, middle ages
Place: israel, usa, jerusalem, chicago illinois
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 4.4
 1K
Cover-Up (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mike Anderson, a tough American reporter on a dangerous foreign assignment, finds his own life in jeopardy when he uncovers a deadly labyrinth of political intrigue that threatens the lives of thousands. Dispatched to investigate a mysterious and ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, military, ambassador, terrorist plot, cia, reporter, spy, conspiracy, danger, secret agents, special agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 684
Sweet Mud (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Germany, France, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in mid-70's, 12-year old Dvir Avni navigates between the equality values of his home-born Kibbutz and the relationship with his undermined mother, whom the Kibbutz members will to denounce.
Style: realistic, gloomy, disturbing, serious, sincere ...
Plot: suicide, misfit, escape from reality, social misfits, family problems, youth, single parent, coming of age, dysfunctional family, village, dysfunctional character, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: israel, middle east
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 185
Arab Labor (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Amjad is an Arab-Israeli journalist whose problems with cultural identity drive himself and all around him crazy especially his wife, Bushra.
Style: semi serious, humorous, thought provoking, cynical, talky ...
Plot: sitcom, marriage, love, journalist, politics, family tradition, disorder, ethnic, family life, couples, culture clash, identity crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: israel, palestine, jerusalem
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 5K
The Bubble (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the rest of the country and the turmoil it's going through. ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, touching
Plot: rave, homosexual, friendship, roommate, gay relationship, gay, gays and lesbians, best friends, forbidden love, lifestyle, understanding, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem, tel aviv israel, jordan
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Lemon Popsicle (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bentzi, Momo, and Yuda'leh are three teenage boys growing up in 1950's Israel, which is not much different from 1950's America if you believe what you see in the film. Of course they are obsessed with one thing - sex. Bentzi is ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sexual
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: unwanted pregnancy, coming of age, love triangle, youth, teenage love, romance, looking for sex, love and romance, cult, couples, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: israel
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 6K
Lemon Tree (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, Germany, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Salma Zidane, a widow, lives simply from her grove of lemon trees in the West Bank's occupied territory. The Israeli defense minister and his wife move next door; the Secret Service orders the trees removed for security. The stoic Salma seeks ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: occupation, injustice, soldier, loneliness, lawyer, neighbor, fence, widow, reconciliation, forbidden love, world, conservative ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, palestinian authority, washington d.c. ...
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A Woman Called Golda (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, head of state, leadership, society, introspection, ambition, human spirit, terminal illness, state affairs, hopes, rise to the top, historical figure ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 70s, 60s, 1930s ...
Place: israel, middle east, usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
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Adam Resurrected (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA, Israel
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before the war, in Berlin, Adam was an entertainer- cabaret impresario, magician, musician-loved by all until he finds himself in a concentration camp, confronted by Commandant Klein. Adam survives the camp by becoming the Klein's ...
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, mental institution, mental illness, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, against humanity, nazi officer, breast fondling, butt, nazi ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: israel, middle east, europe, germany, berlin germany
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 6.9
 61K
The Debt (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Israel
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Rachel Singer is a former Mossad agent who tried to capture a notorious Nazi war criminal – the Surgeon of Birkenau – in a secret Israeli mission that ended with his death on the streets of East Berlin. Now, 30 years later, a man claiming to be ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: spy, secret agents, secret agent, mossad, haunted by the past, righting the wronged, moral dilemma, war crime, nazi, cold war, redemption, man in a wheelchair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: israel, middle east, germany, europe, ukraine ...
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