Movies and TV shows set in egypt

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in egypt ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with dialogue, escapades, adventure, ancient egypt, pyramid, catastrophe, mentor, desert, destiny and chase plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
egypt movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as egypt: The Mummy (1999), Gods of Egypt (2016), The Mummy Returns (2001), The Prince of Egypt (1998), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Tut (2015), The Mummy (2017), Cleopatra (1963), Stargate (1994), Passion in the Desert (1997).

List of movies set in egypt

The Mummy (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell and his companion, Beni stumble upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle in 1923, 3,000 years after Imhotep has suffered a fate worse than death – his body will remain undead for ...
Style: exciting, scary, funny, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: mummy, archaeology, treasure hunt, adventure, ancient egypt, adventurer, archaeologist, tomb, deadly creature, desert, curses spells and rituals, treasure ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east, africa, north africa
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Gods of Egypt (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.
Style: exciting, serious, epic, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mythology, ancient egypt, good versus evil, adventure, egyptian mythology, legends and myths, myth, immortality, escapades, desert, pyramid, save the day ...
Place: egypt
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The Mummy Returns (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Rick and Evelyn O'Connell, along with their 8 year old son Alex, discover the key to the legendary Scorpion King's might, the fabled Bracelet of Anubis. Unfortunately, a newly resurrected Imhotep has designs on the bracelet as well, and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: mummy, archaeology, ancient egypt, supernatural, good versus evil, treasure hunt, treasure, tomb, adventure, pyramid, monster, reincarnation ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1933
Place: egypt, london, england, middle east, europe ...
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The Prince of Egypt (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, stylized, biblical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: slavery, ancient egypt, adventure, pharaoh, ancient history, religion, freedom, prince, jewish, family, self discovery, hopes ...
Place: egypt, north africa
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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.
Style: exciting, breathtaking, entertaining, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, archaeologist, artifact, adventurer, escapades, treasure, archaeology, ancient, journey, desert, secret place ...
Time: 1930s, year 1936, 20th century
Place: egypt, nepal, cairo egypt, south america, usa ...
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Tut (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: Explores the drama of power, political back-stabbing, war and murder and chronicles King Tut's rise to glory, his efforts to rule a chaotic empire and the enigma surrounding his death.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, tense ...
Plot: ancient egypt, pharaoh, ancient history, royal family, ambition, rise to the top, political intrigue, historical character, state affairs, head of state, rivalry, palace intrigue ...
Time: ancient times
Place: egypt
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The Mummy (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human ...
Style: scary, exciting, suspense, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mummy, archaeology, monster, egyptian mythology, ancient egypt, tomb, pharaoh, treasure hunt, archeological dig, supernatural, pyramid, immortal ...
Time: 2010s, 1930s
Place: egypt, iraq, middle east, london, big ben london
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Cleopatra (1963)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.The winner of four Oscars, this epic saga of love, greed and betrayal stars Elizabeth Taylor as the passionate and ambitious Egyptian queen who's determined to hold on ...
Style: epic, sexy, stylized, dramatic, intense ...
Plot: ancient egypt, antiquity, roman empire, cleopatra, ancient rome, femme fatale, queen, julius caesar, ancient history, tomb, female protagonist, political intrigue ...
Time: 1930s, 1st century, 18th century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, rome italy, alexandria egypt, greece, middle east ...
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Stargate (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.
Style: exciting, futuristic, entertaining, tense, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, archaeology, adventure, teleportation, evil alien, ancient egypt, portal, pyramid, alien planet, military, ancient mystery, space and aliens ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 1920s
Place: egypt, colorado, middle east, africa
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Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The Egyptian Queen Cleopatra bets against the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, that her people are still great, even if the times of the Pharaohs has long passed. She vows (against all logic) to build a new palace for Caesar within three months. Since ...
Style: humorous, funny, feel good, absurd, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: adventure, ancient egypt, superhero, julius caesar, palace, magic, family, cleopatra, silly humor, druid, ancient rome, french ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, france, ancient greece ...
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Passion in the Desert (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Young French officer Augustin Robert escorts artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis to Egypt during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. Napoleon sent de Paradis to record Egypt's great monuments and temples that are destroyed by French soldiers ...
Style: surreal, sexy, philosophical, macabre, erotic ...
Plot: desert, napoleon, humanity, loneliness, brutality, leopard, soldier, wilderness, nudity (full frontal - brief), bedouin, captain, sandstorm ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, sahara
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Blood & Treasure (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An antiquities expert teams up with an art thief to catch a terrorist who funds his attacks using stolen artifacts.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, exciting
Plot: pyramid, artifact, tomb, archeological dig, curse, crimes, culture clash, fbi, friendship, rivalry, chase, escapades ...
Place: egypt
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The Pyramid (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A team of U.S. archaeologists unearths an ancient pyramid buried deep beneath the Egyptian desert. As they search the pyramid's depths, they become hopelessly lost in its dark and endless catacombs. Searching for a way out, they become ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, found footage, supernatural, pyramid, archeological dig, archaeologist, survival, death, egyptian mythology, egyptology, mythology, desert ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Style: epic, biblical, stylized, harsh, visually appealing ...
Plot: ancient egypt, religion, old testament, god, ancient history, christianity, bible, christian, judaism, jewish, slavery, prophet ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages
Place: egypt, holy land, israel, middle east, xian
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Death on the Nile (2022)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Almost everyone on the S.S.Karnak, cruising the Nile, has a reason to want heiress Linnet Ridgeway dead. Her jewels are coveted by elderly Mrs. van Schuyler, her maid is upset because Linnet won't give her a promised dowry, writer Salome ...
Style: captivating, surprise ending, suspense, artsy, non-linear ...
Plot: whodunit, murder mystery, murder investigation, murder, ship, crimes, investigation, justice, chase, belgian, investigator, boat ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, year 1937, year 1914
Place: egypt, belgium, london
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The Awakening (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a British archaeologist violates an Egyptian queen's tomb, her evil spirit enters his daughter.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, intense, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: reincarnation, mummy, obsession, curse, supernatural, vengeance, pregnancy, curses spells and rituals, supernatural power, ghost, heroic mission, spirit ...
Time: 60s
Place: egypt, new york, usa, africa, middle east ...
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Death on the Nile (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?
Style: twists and turns, clever, captivating, sexy, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, murder, private detective, cruise, multiple suspects, investigation, mystery, secrets, mentor, heir, river ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, north africa, africa, england ...
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The Yacoubian Building (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, France
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Cairo: a 70-year-old building of once-luxury flats with tenements on the roof. Zika, an aging libertine, feuds with his sister. Pius Haj Azzam takes a second wife, in secret, to satisfy sexual drive within religious bounds. Bothayna, poor and ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sad
Plot: homosexuality, brother sister relationship, prostitute, politics, gender, couple relations, political corruption, midlife crisis, religions or cults, dishonesty, journalism, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, africa, middle east
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The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Morocco, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In Cairo, weeks before the 2011 revolution, Police Detective Noredin is working in the infamous Kasr el-Nil Police Station when he is handed the case of a murdered singer. He soon realizes that the investigation concerns the power elite, close to ...
Style: suspense, twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, murder investigation, murder, riot, witness, crimes, hotel, police detective, member of parliament, intrigue, revolution, crooked cop ...
Time: year 2011, 2010s
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, africa
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Agora (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Malta, Bulgaria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.
Style: philosophical, epic, emotional, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, impossible love, political unrest, atheism, mathematics, ancient egypt, religions or cults, master and servant, medieval, historical character, christianity ...
Time: 5th century, middle ages
Place: egypt, alexandria egypt, ancient greece, rome italy, spain ...
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Tutankhamun (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the true story of Howard Carter’s epic quest to discover the lost tomb of the Boy-King Tutankhamun. Down on his heels archaeologist Howard Carter stumbles upon evidence of an undiscovered tomb of one of Egypt’s forgotten Pharaohs, ...
Style: captivating, tense, factual, exciting, atmospheric
Plot: archaeology, curse, egyptology, archaeologist, explorer, aristocrat, journalist, tomb, determination, love interest, englishman abroad, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: egypt
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Age of Ice (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Massive earthquakes open the Arabian tectonic plate, resulting in unstable weather and freezing temperatures that will be unsurvivable by nightfall. Attempting to reach safety, a vacationing family in Egypt must battle the rapidly cooling ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: snow, pyramid, climate change, earthquake, adventure, race against time, forces of nature, escapades, disaster, vacation, survival, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt
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Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 282 min.
TV show
Story: Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit is a 2008 American miniseries. It consists of three parts: Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit, Jack Hunter and the Quest for Akhenaten's Tomb and Jack Hunter and the Star of Heaven.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: archaeologist, treasure hunt, adventurer, ancient mystery, treasure map, ancient egypt, adventure, relic, lost treasure, mythology, riddles and clues, treasure hunter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east, syria, turkey, france ...
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Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Family, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In this animated retelling of the story from the Bible's Book of Genesis, Joseph's gift of dream interpretation and his brilliantly colored coat inspires jealousy in his brothers.
Style: christian film, serious, feel good, biblical, 2d animation
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: heroes, bible, false accusation, family relations, adventure, leadership, rise to the top, betrayal, rescue, hopes, royal family, ancient egypt ...
Time: ancient times
Place: egypt, africa, middle east
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Prisoners of the Sun (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A multinational expedition discovers a lost city beneath a pyramid, where they must stop the reawakened gods of ancient Egypt from initiating the apocalypse
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: pharaoh, vampire, evil alien, pyramid, archeological dig, apocalypse, alien encounter, save the world, supernatural, adventurer, desert, space travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt
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Gallipoli (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank, both agile runners, become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli ...
Style: harsh, touching, atmospheric, epic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, anti war, military, british empire, friendship, idealism, human spirit, war, politics, military life, battle zone, innocence lost ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, egypt, ottoman empire, turkey, england ...
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Cairo Time (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Ireland, Egypt
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches ...
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, tourist, love affair, love, marriage, character study, dishonesty, fall in love, middle aged woman, couples, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt, alexandria egypt, california ...
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Treasure Buddies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Disney's irresistible talking puppies are back in an all-new movie that takes them halfway across the world to the ruins of ancient Egypt. With the help of some exotic new friends, this epic adventure is a treasure trove of pure Buddy fun. In a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, youth, adventure, friendship, young heroes, treasure hunt, family, uninhibited rivalry, legends and myths, rivalry, escapades, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: egypt
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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.
Style: entertaining, exciting, surreal, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: robot, cyborgs, androids and robots, transforming robot, giant robots, alien, military, transformation, alien invasion, extraterrestrial, technology, killer robot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, prehistoric times, stone age
Place: egypt, new york, virginia, washington d.c., philadelphia ...
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Cleopatra (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 177 min.
TV show
Story: Cleopatra, the famed Egyptian Queen born in 69 B.C., is shown to have been brought by Roman ruler Julius Caesar at age 18. Caesar becomes sexually obsessed by the 18 year old queen, beds her, and eventually has a son by her. However, his Roman ...
Style: captivating, stylized, epic, serious
Plot: cleopatra, ancient egypt, roman empire, julius caesar, ancient rome, siege, antiquity, royal family, ancient, medieval, snake, women ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, rome italy, africa, europe, middle east
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