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, tense, suspenseful and gloomy films and TV shows about / with jewish, soldier, society, culture clash, family relations, israeli, mother son relationship, father son relationship, hopes and violence plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and War 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 Debt (2010), The Other Son (2012), Free Zone (2005), Waltz with Bashir (2008), Zero Motivation (2014), Out in the Dark (2012), Deadly Outbreak (1995).

List of movies set in israel

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: psychological, twists and turns, captivating, tense, emotional ...
Plot: mossad, terrorism, torture, investigation, homecoming, off the grid, haunted by the past, family relations, government agency, support group, muslim, pow ...
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: hidden identity, follow your dream, culture clash, couples, farce, vengeance, taxi driver, faked death, fall in love, taxi, starting over, american dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, israel, 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, based on true events, suspenseful, non-linear, suspense ...
Plot: mossad, refugee camp, refugee, spy, business, saving a life, resort, team, weapons, nothing goes right, rescue attempt, netflix
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: israel, ethiopia, sudan
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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, secret agents, war criminal, 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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The Other Son (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two men discover they were accidentally switched at birth.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, teenage boy, society, family problems, disorder, life turned upside down, parents and children, introspection, interracial relations, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, occupation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority
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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, thought provoking, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: breakup, border crossing, friendship, society, political unrest, culture clash, break-up, on the road, husband wife relationship, war zone, female protagonist, storytelling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, jordan, middle east, syria, iraq ...
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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, psychological, disturbing, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: nightmare, massacre, haunted by the past, war, army, memory loss, soldier, military, tragic event, guilt, politics, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 80s, 21st century
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, dark humor, funny, witty ...
Plot: military base, office, female soldier, 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: 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: emotional, sincere, bleak, touching, serious ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, forbidden love, gay sex, gay couple, family relations, studying, israeli palestinian conflict, love affair, gay student, society, impossible love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, tel aviv israel, asia
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Deadly Outbreak (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dutton Hatfield, played by Jeff Speakman, is working for the American embassy. He finds himself inside a biochemical weapon laboratory when terrorists headed by Colonel Baron (played by TimeCop villain Ron Silver) take over the place. Baron is ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bio weapon, terrorism, heroes, one man army, tough heroes, graphic violence, danger, special agents, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: israel, pentagon, washington d.c.
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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: sex comedy, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: couples, bittersweet, first sex, love and romance, love triangle, teenage life, cult, unwanted pregnancy, teenage love, looking for sex, fall in love, youth ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: israel
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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: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: injustice, terrorist, loneliness, occupation, neighbor, widow, fighting the system, idealism, human spirit, politics, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, palestine, palestinian authority, middle east, jerusalem ...
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Paradise Now (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Palestine, 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, morocco ...
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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, unlikely couple, undercover, war crime, machismo, german ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, germany, berlin germany, middle east, europe ...
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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, biblical, talky, exciting, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: doubt, religions or cults, clergy, obsessive quest, politics, introspection, state affairs, rebellion, danger, society, christianity, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem, rome italy
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, social differences, fall in love, love and romance, opposites attract, forced marriage, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, family life, society, family problems ...
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, survival, tragic love, state affairs, military, wartime life, escapades, starting over, political unrest, against humanity, hopes ...
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: divorce, judge, fighting the system, rebellion, courtroom drama, unsupportive spouse, society, legal action, legal, rivalry, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
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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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: gay, family relations, introspection, hopes, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, couple relations, fall in love, gender, gays and lesbians, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, good versus evil, police detective, rabbi, danger, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, buddies, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 90s, year 1951, 50s, 1950s, 1990s ...
Place: israel, chicago illinois, usa, jerusalem
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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, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: gay, gay romance, gay soldier, gay lead character, military, gay relationship, romance, friendship, unlikely couple, love affair, military life, forbidden love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: israel, middle east
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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: wedding, village, israeli palestinian conflict, couples, family relations, chaos, culture clash, political unrest, society, military, heroes, nothing goes right ...
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: soldier, arab, prison, adventure, escapades, military, danger, daring rescue, heroes, confined, war, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, middle east, syria
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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, touching, emotional
Plot: coming of age, virgin, widow, teenager, loss of virginity, british soldier, teenage boy, young romance, labor strike, communist, society, family life ...
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, realistic, humorous, offbeat, cult film
Plot: soldier, desert, disorder, chases and races, military, daring rescue, nothing goes right, dishonesty, military base, track down, satire, silly humor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, cult film ...
Plot: battles, heroes, military, political unrest, ambition, rebellion, escapades, state affairs, war, politics, hopes, leadership ...
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: 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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, military, secret agents, heroes, spy, conspiracy, reporter, ambassador, cia, terrorist plot, political corruption ...
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, society, social misfits, youth, dysfunctional character, family problems, escape attempt, family relations, parents and children, teenage crush ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: israel, middle east
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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: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, society, ambition, hopes, leadership, head of state, rise to the top, state affairs, strong female presence, introspection, human spirit, terminal illness ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1930s, 1960s, 20th century ...
Place: israel, milwaukee wisconsin, usa, middle east, russia ...
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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, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazi, survival, world war two, against humanity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, mental illness, circus, mental institution, clown ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, germany, berlin germany
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