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, suspense, suspenseful and psychological films and TV shows about / with jewish, storytelling, culture clash, judaism, danger, female nudity, espionage, spy, family relations and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in Israel, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as israel: Prisoners of War (2009), The Debt (2010), 7 Days in Entebbe (2018), The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019), Fauda (2015), Zero Motivation (2014), The Other Son (2012), The Secrets (2007), Tehran (2020), Manayek (2020).

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, captivating, realistic, tense, emotional ...
Plot: mossad, post traumatic stress disorder, terrorism, torture, pow, investigation, homecoming, soldier, haunted by the past, twists and turns, spy, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
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 6.8
 70K
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: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense, talky ...
Plot: spy, mossad, war criminal, cold war, world war two, jewish, secret agents, nazi, espionage, nazi hunter, redemption, female protagonist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s, 70s, year 1997 ...
Place: israel, middle east, berlin germany, east germany, germany ...
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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, suspenseful, tense, rough, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, terrorist, counter terrorism, airplane hijack, politics, airplane, hijacking, death threat, terrorism, violence, culture clash, kidnapping ...
Time: year 1976, 70s
Place: israel, uganda, jerusalem, frankfurt germany, athens greece
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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, suspense, suspenseful, non-linear, brutal
Plot: mossad, spy, refugee, jewish, business, resort, saving a life, team, nothing goes right, islam, scuba diving, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: israel, sudan, africa, ethiopia
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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: thought provoking, sincere, touching, serious, suspense ...
Plot: judge, courtroom drama, divorce, fighting the system, rebellion, unhappy wife, marital separation, legal, life is a bitch, unsupportive spouse, society, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
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 8.2
 27K
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: realistic, intense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: war on terror, israeli palestinian conflict, terrorist, terror, covert operation, espionage, operation, disguise, government agency, murder, assassination, israeli ...
Place: israel, palestine
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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: funny, absurd, talky, satirical, witty ...
Plot: office, military, female soldier, military base, virginity, friendship, soldier, women, jewish, kick-butt women, best friends, hapless soldier ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary
Place: israel, tokyo, russia
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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, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, jewish, parents and children, life turned upside down, family problems, switched at birth, teenage boy, introspection, society, disorder, adolescence vs adulthood, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority
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 7.0
 2K
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: serious, tense, realistic, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lgbt, lesbianism, religions or cults, rabbi, selflessness, best friends, self discovery, lesbian interest, lgbtq, prodigy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
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 7.6
 19K
Tehran (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA, UK, Greece
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A Mossad agent embarks on her first mission as a computer hacker in her home town of Tehran.
Style: suspense, exciting, disturbing, suspenseful, serious
Plot: mossad, secret agents, covert operation, computer, hacker, spy, computer hacker, investigation, criminal, hostage, terrorist group, crimes ...
Place: tehran iran, israel, iran
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 8.4
 702
Manayek (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Izzy Bachar, a police internal affairs investigator, discovers just before retirement that his long time friend Barak, a senior police officer, is accused to be corrupt. Life as he knows it breaks into pieces.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: friendship, police, dirty cop, corruption, investigation, friends, police officer, escapades, partners, partners against crime, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel
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 7.5
 228K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: political, suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, assassination, jewish, vengeance, spy, mossad, murder, politics, judaism, terrorist, secret agents ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, beirut lebanon, europe, palestine ...
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 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, rough ...
Plot: jewish, tourist, apocalypse, found footage, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, zombie, demon, church, transformation, vacation, survival ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, year 1972, 2010s, 20th century
Place: jerusalem, israel, tel aviv israel, palestine, asia
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Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Genre: Documentary, 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, disturbing, adult animation, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: politics, war, jewish, memory loss, nightmare, haunted by the past, guilt, mass murder, catastrophe, soldier, military, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: israel, lebanon, middle east, beirut lebanon, palestine
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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, sexy, erotic, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: virginity, nymphomaniac, erotica, teenager, sex, looking for sex, jewish, party, abortion, male objectification, pharmacy, hugging ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s
Place: israel
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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: realistic, teen sex comedy, humorous, sexy, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: looking for sex, teenager, sexual humor, youth, buddies, friends, teenage life, young lovers, teenage love, beach, love and romance, first love ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: israel
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You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
Genre: Action, 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: ridiculous, humorous, exciting, funny, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: hidden identity, culture clash, follow your dream, farce, couples, taxi, love and romance, starting over, american dream, jewish, stereotypes, superhero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, israel, usa, middle east, manhattan new york city ...
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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, sentimental, touching, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jewish, family relations, culture clash, fall in love, social differences, love and romance, family tradition, couples, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, family life ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, tokyo, middle east
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 5.7
 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: road movie, serious, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: female protagonist, border crossing, on the road, breakup, society, friendship, israeli, taxi, american, culture clash, political unrest, jewish ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: israel, jordan, jerusalem, middle east, saudi arabia ...
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 5.7
 681
Kedma (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Israel, Italy
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: realistic, disturbing, serious, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: survival, culture clash, tragic love, military, against humanity, political unrest, escapades, state affairs, society, starting over, wartime life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: israel
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 8.6
 955
Ramzor (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Israel
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: 3 middle aged men in a conflict with life about their wives, friends, children and everyday situations.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, sitcom, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, adulthood, manhood, couple relations, battle of the sexes, marriage, womanizer, everyday life, jewish, couples, up and down relationship, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 4K
Sand Storm (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Germany, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A Bedouin village in Northern Israel. When Jalila's husband marries a second woman, Jalila and her daughter's world is shattered, and the women are torn between their commitment to the patriarchal rules and being true to themselves.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspense, captivating
Plot: second wife, mother daughter conflict, women in society, second marriage, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, marriage, bedouin, dysfunctional family, family problems, female protagonist, relationship problems ...
Time: 2010s
Place: israel
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 342K
Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, political ...
Plot: terrorism, espionage, cia, spy, terrorist, investigation, surveillance, bipolar disorder, government agency, treason, counter terrorism, top secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, langley virginia, usa, america, iraq ...
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 8.6
 7K
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: touching, realistic, serious, talky, sincere
Plot: jewish family, orthodox jew, jewish culture, family relations, parents and children, looking for love, dating, religions or cults, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, retirement home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, jerusalem
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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, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: youth, coming of age, british soldier, teenage boy, widow, virgin, loss of virginity, labor strike, communist, world war two, young romance, jewish ...
Time: 1940s
Place: israel, palestine
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Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The sequel to the blockbuster "Left Behind". It is two weeks after the Rapture, and those who were left behind must band together to form the Tribulation Force and will prepare themselves for the worst seven years the planet will ever see.
Style: christian film, biblical, intense, serious, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christian, christianity, catastrophe, redemption, post apocalypse, religion, god, clergy, save the world, chaos, religions or cults, chaos and mayhem ...
Place: israel
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 2K
Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: touching, emotional, lyrical, depressing, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, jewish, hopes, human nature, family life, couple relations, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, teenage life, innocence lost, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, tokyo, middle east
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Operation Finale (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
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: ambiguous ending, tense, inspirational, art house, suspense ...
Plot: war criminal, mossad, nazi hunter, world war two, nazi, holocaust, chase, manhunt, spy, mission, secret mission, culture clash ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1960, year 1939 ...
Place: israel, argentina, buenos aires argentina, germany, tel aviv israel ...
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 7.6
 247K
The Reader (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as ...
Style: melancholic, sexy, emotional, sexual, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming of age, older woman younger man relationship, age difference, first love, forbidden love, nazi, older woman younger man sex, world war two, holocaust, secret, sex, unlikely couple ...
Time: year 1988, year 1958, year 1980, post world war two, year 1966 ...
Place: germany, israel, west berlin west germany, hamburg germany, poland ...
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 6.8
 10K
The Assignment (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jack Shaw (DONALD SUTHERLAND) has experienced the terror first-hand. He's a top CIA agent who's tracked international killer-for-hire Carlos "The Jackal" Sanchez for over twenty years and barely survived Carlos' devastating ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, psychological, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, terrorism, chase, terrorist, revenge, frame up, race against time, politics, hitman, car chase, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: israel, virginia, middle east, vienna, east berlin ...
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