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, tense, emotional, gloomy and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with jewish, society, politics, soldier, culture clash, state affairs, love and romance, mother son relationship, violence and couples plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in Israel, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as israel: Waltz with Bashir (2008), Free Zone (2005), Paradise Now (2005), Late Marriage (2001), The Body (2001), Walk on Water (2004), You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008), The Other Son (2012), Sweet Mud (2006), Out in the Dark (2012).

List of movies set in israel

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: rough, surreal, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: nightmare, haunted by the past, war, soldier, memory loss, massacre, genocide, dog, corpse, army, introspection, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: israel, lebanon, middle east, palestine, beirut lebanon
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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, gloomy, realistic, road movie, thought provoking
Plot: on the road, border crossing, friendship, culture clash, terror, war, break-up, religions or cults, love and romance, society, friends, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, tense ...
Plot: terrorism, friendship, politics, muslim, freedom, israeli palestinian conflict, occupation, self sacrifice, bomb, jewish, suicide, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, palestine, palestinian authority, france ...
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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, semi serious, clever, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, minority, romance, social differences, fall in love, family life, love and romance, couples, family relations, opposites attract, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
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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: serious, suspenseful, tense, biblical, bad ending ...
Plot: doubt, kidnapping, politics, clergy, adventure, religions or cults, redemption, escapades, heroes, society, obsessive quest, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
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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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: german, nazi germany, mossad, tourist, redemption, family secret, on the road, secret agents, unlikely couple, chauffeur, anti semitism, suicide mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, germany, europe, middle east, argentina ...
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You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An Israeli counterterrorism soldier with a secretly fabulous ambition to become a Manhattan hairstylist. Zohan's desire runs so deep that he'll do anything -- including faking his own death and going head-to-head with an Arab cab driver -- ...
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: follow your dream, hidden identity, faked death, taxi driver, hairdresser, couples, beauty salon, vengeance, culture clash, fall in love, stereotypes, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, israel, usa, middle east, tel aviv israel ...
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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: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: divorce, judge, unsupportive spouse, courtroom drama, discrimination, legal, society, legal action, religions or cults, injustice, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
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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: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental
Plot: palestinian, teenage boy, parents and children, life turned upside down, society, family relations, introspection, interracial relations, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, family problems, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority
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 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: sincere, serious, realistic, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: suicide, mentally unstable, parents and children, dormitory, dog, love letter, tree, bird, sex, school life, becoming an adult, new love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: israel, middle east
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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, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, urban, unlikely couple, couples, family relations, romance, freedom, muslim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1993
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, tel aviv israel
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Prisoners of War (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 50 min.
Story: TJFF presents the pilot episode of the award-winning Israeli series that inspired the American hit, Homeland. Set in 2008, this first episode focuses on two Israeli soldiers being released after 17 years of captivity in Lebanon. It powerfully ...
Style: emotional, serious, twists and turns, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, homecoming, soldier, government agency, investigation, couple relations, parents and children, captivity, life is a bitch, family relations, code breaking, support group ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, gloomy, realistic, tense ...
Plot: immigrants, starting over, ship, survival, chaos and mayhem, culture clash, war, down on your luck, danger, escapades, hopes, tragic love ...
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: serious, realistic
Plot: village, israeli palestinian conflict, soldier, culture clash, wedding, political unrest, village life, nothing goes right, love and romance, military, society, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, middle east, palestine
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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, serious, realistic, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian, gay, gays and lesbians, strong sexual content, romance, couple relations, lgbt, urban, looking for love, city life, gender, love and romance ...
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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere
Plot: coming of age, communist, labor strike, egyptian, older woman younger man relationship, virgin, teenager, teenage boy, widow, loss of virginity, british soldier, russian ...
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: desert, soldier, nothing goes right, military base, track down, cons and scams, military life, dishonesty, military, disorder, daring rescue, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: israel, asia, egypt, middle east
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, epic
Plot: military, soldier, leadership, war, human spirit, self discovery, political unrest, wartime life, battles, against the odds, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, reporter, ambassador, terrorist plot, conspiracy, spy, cia, military, politics, government agency, journalist ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
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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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, sexual
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: looking for sex, cult, love triangle, teenage life, coming of age, romance, fall in love, love and romance, youth, teenage love, couples, first sex ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: israel
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: politics, head of state, leadership, historical figure, rise to the top, ambition, hopes, state affairs, human spirit, introspection, terminal illness, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 60s, 70s, 1930s ...
Place: israel, middle east, usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
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Hot Bubblegum (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Momo and Yudale take turns mounting Bentzi's foreign buxom cousin, but Yudale and her get stuck together. Momo raises the bar even further by proving the rumors of an accepting older buxom piano tutor, Fritzi. Bentzi looks for love.
Style: humorous, realistic, buddy comedy, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: buddies, teenage life, youth, friends, teenager, looking for sex, beach, young lovers, teenage love, party, love and romance, sexual humor ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: israel
Is relevant ?
 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: secret agents, spy, mossad, secret agent, haunted by the past, righting the wronged, moral dilemma, nazi, cold war, redemption, war crime, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: israel, middle east, germany, europe, east germany ...
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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: suspenseful, serious, rough, psychotronic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police, investigation, good versus evil, danger, rabbi, police detective, amateur detective, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s, 1950s, 1990s, middle ages
Place: israel, usa, chicago illinois, jerusalem
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 8.3
 2K
The Promise (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK
Duration: 356 min.
Story: A young British girl travels to Israel/Palestine, retracing the steps of her grandfather - a British soldier stationed there in the 1940s.
Style: serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, soldier, diary, sergeant, jewish, life is a bitch, state affairs, military life, political unrest, wartime life, military, society ...
Time: 1940s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 40s ...
Place: israel, middle east, palestine, palestinian authority
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Someone to Run With (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Through the streets of Jerusalem two teenagers' stories will unite to tell the summer adventure of their lives. Tamar is an amazingly talented but very quiet and insecure girl, who leaves behind her home and all she knows, changing herself ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: nun, coming of age, missing person, israeli, adventure, teenage life, youth, track down, self discovery, friendship, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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 8.3
 276K
Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, cia, explosion, investigation, espionage, marines, danger, intrigue, treason, surveillance, national security, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, iraq, virginia, america ...
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 6.7
 8K
The Angel (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: True story of Ashraf Marwan, who was President Nasser's son-in-law and special adviser and confidant to his successor Anwar Sadat - while simultaneously Israeli Intelligence's most precious asset of the 20th century. Based on NYT ...
Style: clever, atmospheric, surprise ending, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: politics, war, mysterious character, spy, investigator, historical event, undercover agent, danger, army, president
Place: israel, egypt
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Operation Finale (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents is deployed to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust, supposedly hidden in Argentina, and get him to Israel to be judged.
Style: based on true events, national socialism, ambiguous ending, tense
Plot: war criminal, nazi, manhunt, mission, jewish, period piece, life risking, chase, secret mission, culture clash, runaway, morality ...
Time: 60s
Place: argentina, israel
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 7.1
 47
Valley (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This is the story of three sensitive teens who are forced to deal with violence at home, violence at school. It is a story of friendship, of love and hate, where the adolescents world is revealed as cruel and beautiful, a world where the desire to ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: teenage life, youth, friends, buddies, friendship, teenage love, coming of age, love and romance, adolescence, teenager, violence, love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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