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, suspenseful and suspense films and TV shows about / with jewish, society, culture clash, israeli, soldier, politics, family relations, danger, hopes and survival plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in Israel, France, USA and other countries.
israel movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as israel: Prisoners of War (2009), You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008), The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019), The Other Son (2012), The Debt (2010), Free Zone (2005), Waltz with Bashir (2008), Zero Motivation (2014), Out in the Dark (2012), Lemon Popsicle (1978).

List of movies set in israel

Prisoners of War (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: psychological, twists and turns, captivating, tense, emotional ...
Plot: mossad, terrorism, pow, torture, investigation, homecoming, off the grid, haunted by the past, soldier, captivity, muslim, support group ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
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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, not serious, ridiculous, funny ...
Audience: teen comedy, family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: follow your dream, hidden identity, culture clash, couples, farce, taxi driver, fall in love, taxi, american dream, starting over, faked death, superhuman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, new york, usa, middle east, tel aviv israel ...
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The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Sudan, East Africa, 1980. A team of Israeli Mossad agents plans to rescue and transfer thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel. To do so, and to avoid raising suspicions from the inquisitive and ruthless authorities, they establish as a cover a fake ...
Style: rough, non-linear, suspense, based on true events, suspenseful ...
Plot: mossad, refugee camp, refugee, spy, saving a life, business, resort, team, nothing goes right, weapons, rescue attempt, jewish history ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: israel, sudan, ethiopia, africa
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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: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, switched at birth, family problems, life turned upside down, parents and children, teenage boy, disorder, introspection, society, identity crisis, occupation, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority
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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: mossad, war criminal, secret agents, spy, secret agent, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, righting the wronged, spies, war crime, cold war, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: israel, middle east, germany, europe, ukraine ...
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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, breakup, friendship, society, culture clash, political unrest, break-up, on the road, husband wife relationship, war zone, storytelling, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, jordan, middle east, jerusalem, syria ...
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Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, 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, psychological, disturbing, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: nightmare, massacre, haunted by the past, war, army, soldier, memory loss, military, tragic event, guilt, politics, atrocity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, lebanon, middle east, palestine, beirut lebanon
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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: humorous, tragicomedy, funny, witty, talky ...
Plot: office, female soldier, military base, military, soldier, army, friendship, virginity, best friends, military life, hapless soldier, petty job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: israel, tokyo, russia
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Out in the Dark (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA, Germany
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, touching, bleak, serious ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, forbidden love, gay couple, family relations, gay sex, gay student, israeli palestinian conflict, love affair, society, impossible love, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, year 1993
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, asia, tel aviv israel ...
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Lemon Popsicle (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, West Germany
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: sex comedy, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: looking for sex, coming of age, love and romance, romance, youth, fall in love, teenage life, love triangle, cult, teenage love, unwanted pregnancy, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: israel
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Paradise Now (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: France, Germany, Netherlands, Israel
Duration: 91 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: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, rough, controversial ...
Plot: terrorism, israeli palestinian conflict, suicide, freedom, politics, bomb, friendship, self sacrifice, occupation, destiny, mission gone awry, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, palestine, palestinian authority, tel aviv 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, war crime, machismo, undercover, unlikely couple, german ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, germany, berlin germany, jerusalem, middle east ...
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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: suspenseful, talky, exciting, biblical, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: doubt, religions or cults, obsessive quest, clergy, politics, introspection, state affairs, rebellion, danger, society, christianity, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, rome italy, 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, emotional, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, fall in love, social differences, love and romance, opposites attract, society, couples, family tradition, family problems, family life, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
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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: serious, realistic, disturbing, tense, bleak ...
Plot: immigrants, survival, culture clash, tragic love, society, political unrest, wartime life, starting over, against humanity, hopes, military, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: 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: touching, sincere, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: judge, divorce, rebellion, fighting the system, courtroom drama, rivalry, legal action, society, life is a bitch, unsupportive spouse, legal, working the system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
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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, rough, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, good versus evil, police detective, rabbi, danger, police investigation, fighting crime, buddies, supernatural ability, law enforcement, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s, 50s, year 1951, middle ages, 1950s ...
Place: israel, chicago illinois, usa, jerusalem
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7 Days in Entebbe (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Malta
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1976, four hijackers take over an Air France airplane with 248 passengers on board and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda.
Style: suspense, rough, based on true events, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, airplane hijack, terrorist, death threat, terrorism, politics, danger, gun, violence, hostage situation, palestinian, terrorist group ...
Time: year 1976, 70s
Place: israel, uganda, jerusalem, frankfurt germany, athens greece
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The Secrets (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In The Secrets, two brilliant young women discover their own voices in a repressive orthodox culture where females are forbidden to sing, let alone speak out. Naomi, the studious, devoutly religious daughter of a prominent rabbi, convinces her ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, religions or cults, rabbi, selflessness, best friends, self discovery, forbidden love, haunted by the past, friendship, rebelliousness, prodigy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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Fauda (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A top Israeli agent comes out of retirement to hunt for a Palestinian militant he thought he'd killed, setting a chaotic chain of events into motion.
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, intense, suspenseful
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, war on terror, terrorist, covert operation, israeli, operation, terror, disguise, special unit, murder, government agency, danger ...
Place: israel, palestine
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Wedding in Galilee (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 113 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: wedding, village, israeli palestinian conflict, culture clash, political unrest, family gatherings, village life, society, couples, family relations, chaos, soldier ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, palestine, middle east
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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, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, prison, arab, confined, heroes, escapades, war, military, captivity, heroic mission, daring rescue, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: israel, syria, middle east
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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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere
Plot: coming of age, teenage boy, british soldier, labor strike, communist, loss of virginity, young romance, widow, virgin, family relations, family life, boarding school life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel, palestine
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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, serious, captivating, tense, cult film ...
Plot: battles, military, heroes, danger, society, ambition, war, heroic mission, human spirit, self discovery, wartime life, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1948, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel, jerusalem
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Cover-Up (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Israel
Duration: 91 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, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, secret agents, military, heroes, spy, conspiracy, cia, terrorist plot, ambassador, reporter, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel, los angeles
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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: disturbing, serious, emotional, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: suicide, escape from reality, dysfunctional family, social misfits, society, youth, escape attempt, family problems, dysfunctional character, family relations, parents and children, teenage crush ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: israel, middle east
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Arab Labor (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Amjad is an Arab-Israeli journalist whose problems with cultural identity drive himself and all around him crazy especially his wife, Bushra.
Style: sitcom, humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, marriage, love, politics, journalist, family life, satire, identity crisis, social differences, culture clash, nothing goes right, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: israel, palestine, jerusalem
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The Exchange (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A family man becomes obsessed with looking at his own life out of context.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, sincere, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: couple relations, family life, introspection, midlife crisis, obsession, couples, family relations, hopes, husband wife relationship, routine, sex scene, lie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv 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: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, leadership, hopes, rise to the top, society, head of state, ambition, strong female presence, terminal illness, human spirit, introspection ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1930s, 1960s, 30s ...
Place: israel, milwaukee wisconsin, usa, middle east, palestine ...
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Adam Resurrected (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Israel, USA
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: touching, bleak, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, concentration camp, survival, world war two, haunted by the past, against humanity, life is a bitch, mental illness, circus, mental institution, clown ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, germany, berlin germany
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