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, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, realistic and epic films and TV shows about / with escapades, danger, heroes, rivalry, desert, adventure, blood, good versus evil, murder and supernatural plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Fantasy genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
egypt movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as egypt: Gods of Egypt (2016), The Awakening (1980), The Mummy (1999), The Mummy Returns (2001), Age of Ice (2014), Agora (2009), Passion in the Desert (1997), Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), 678 (2010), Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972).

List of movies set in egypt

Gods of Egypt (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.
Style: exciting, epic, stylized, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, mythology, adventure, rescue, chaos and mayhem, immortality, danger, save the day, afterlife, desert, legends and myths, redemption ...
Place: egypt
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The Awakening (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a British archaeologist violates an Egyptian queen's tomb, her evil spirit enters his daughter.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, serious, psychological ...
Plot: reincarnation, supernatural, curse, ghost, mummy, curses spells and rituals, pregnancy, adventurer, vengeance, anti heroes, evil, spirit ...
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, usa, new york
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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, semi serious, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: mummy, treasure hunt, adventurer, deadly creature, adventure, opposites attract, supernatural, tomb, curses spells and rituals, sandstorm, chase, ancient ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, cairo egypt, north africa
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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, semi serious, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: mummy, adventure, good versus evil, supernatural, immortality, ancient egypt, treasure hunt, reincarnation, pyramid, tomb, treasure, archaeology ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: egypt, africa, england, europe, middle east ...
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Age of Ice (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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
Plot: snow, race against time, adventure, earthquake, survival, forces of nature, danger, escapades, catastrophe, ice, vacation, holiday ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt
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Agora (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain
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: epic, emotional, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, christianity, master and servant, destiny, impossible love, political unrest, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, power relations, unfulfilled love, philosophy ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, spain
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Asterix and Obelix Meet 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, semi serious, feel good, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, ancient rome, ancient egypt, cleopatra, palace, roman empire, magic, anti heroes, family, goofy hero, heroic mission, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, france
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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: serious, atmospheric, stylized, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: desert, napoleon, leopard, soldier, adventurer, wilderness, dangerous animal, adventure, daring rescue, survival, apocalypse, heroic mission ...
Time: 1790s, 18th century
Place: egypt, africa, middle east
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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, stylized, biblical, harsh, serious ...
Plot: destiny, bible, ancient egypt, god, religion, miraculous event, religions or cults, christianity, uninhibited rivalry, royal family, human spirit, siblings relations ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land, middle east, israel
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678 (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Deals with the phenomenon of sexual harassment in Egypt. Film depicts the moving story of three women Atfguen in some way or another to address the disturbing fact, the phenomenon can not be overlooked in the Egyptian and Arab street and the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: sexual harassment, women, bus, self defense, feminism, rebelliousness, urban, injustice, gender, life is a bitch, rebellion, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, 2000s
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt
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Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo (1978)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Transylvania, Lupin III, the notorious international thief, is hung and no one is more suprised to learn of that than Lupin III himself, who was alive and well and nowhere near that area at that time. The answer to that mystery, begins to surface ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: immortality, criminal heroes, adventure, master criminal, chase, chases and races, crimes, danger, palaces castles and temples, escapades, partners, faked death ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: egypt, transylvania, europe, middle east, romania ...
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Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The vengeful Doctor rises again, seeking the Scrolls of Life in an attempt to resurrect his deceased wife.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, offbeat, stylized
Plot: mad scientist, murder, organ, immortality, tomb, serial killer, zombie, afterlife, master villain, mad doctor, supernatural ability, race against time ...
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: mummy, adventurer, prison, deadly creature, adventure, pharaoh, destiny, desert, evil alien, ancient mystery, save the world, alien encounter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt
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Sphinx (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Egyptologist Erica Baron finds more than she bargained for during her long-planned trip to The Land of the Pharoahs - murder, theft, betrayal, love, and a mummy's curse!
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mummy, murder, curse, pyramid, museum, ancient mystery, adventure, witnessing a crime, archaeologist, mystery, intrigue, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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The Story of Jacob and Joseph (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This film recounts the tales of the Biblical figures, Jacob and Joseph. The first part tells the story of Jacob fleeing his tribe when he cheats his brother out of his birthright, gets cheated himself in his exile years while learning of the need to ...
Style: biblical, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere
Plot: betrayal, parents and children, faith, christianity, siblings relations, state affairs, family problems, family relations, anti heroes, head of state, rise to the top, royal family ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land
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The Mummy Lives (1993)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An Egyptian noble, sentenced to death for a forbidden affair, returns from the grave 3,000 years later and becomes obsessed with a woman whom he thinks is the reincarnation of his dead lover.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: mummy, sacrifice, egyptian, obsessive quest, afterlife, wizards and magicians, deadly creature, retirement home, dealing with death, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
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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, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, archaeologist, artifact, adventurer, ancient, rivalry, villain, escapades, good versus evil, tombs and skeletons, treasure ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: egypt, nepal, himalaya, cairo egypt, washington d.c. ...
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Legend of the Mummy (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Louis Gossett Jr., Richard Karn, and Amy Locane star in this supernatural horror tale about a mummy with a heart that bears a power beyond that of our world. When the mummy attacks archaeologist Dr. Trelawny, his colleagues have to trace the source ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: mummy, blood, murder, ritual, supernatural, deadly creature, good versus evil, danger, mystery, deadly, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, usa, san francisco ...
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DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Scrooge McDuck, his dimwitted pilot Launch Pad, and his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, with Webby, arrive in Egypt where Scrooge finds the lost treasure of Collie Baba, unbeknownst to Scrooge, a magic lamp was included inside the treasure, so while ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, based on cult tv series
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, disney, pyramid, genie, treasure, adventure, adventurer, mischievous children, young heroes, family, daring rescue, friendship ...
Time: 1990s
Place: egypt, africa, middle east
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Alexandria... Why? (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, Algeria
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set against the panoramic backdrop of war-torn Egypt, director Youssef Chahine tells a highly personal tale of love and determination. Amid the poverty, death and suffering caused by World War II, 18 year-old Yehia, retreats into a private world of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological
Plot: youth, friendship, black market, political unrest, teenage life, wartime life, romance, hopes, love and romance, opposites attract, forbidden love, love affair ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, mediterranean sea, palestine
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The Tomb (1986)
Genre: Horror, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An Egyptian princess rises from the dead and goes to California for the amulets she needs.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mummy, revenge, artifact, tomb, occult, supernatural, vengeance, danger, deadly, rivalry, bounty hunter, aging ...
Place: egypt, africa, middle east
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The Scorpion King (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In ancient Egypt, peasant Mathayus is hired to exact revenge on the powerful Memnon and the sorceress Cassandra, who are ready to overtake Balthazar's village. Amid betrayals, thieves, abductions and more, Mathayus strives to bring justice to ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, tense, humorous, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: master warrior, adventure, desert, heroic mission, good versus evil, uninhibited rivalry, danger, destiny, leadership, woman in danger, sword fight, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, africa, middle east
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Tut (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
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: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: king, head of state, rise to the top, royal family, political intrigue, ambition, dishonesty, state affairs, rivalry, ancient egypt, pharaoh
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
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18 Days (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 10 Film makers made 10 Separate stories about the "25January " revolution in Egypt and the Egyptian people in the revolution and the protests against the previous President Hosni Mubarak and the departure of President Hosni Mubarak and ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, thought provoking
Plot: revolution, hopes, rebellion, society, state affairs, idealism, chaos and mayhem, political unrest, life is a bitch, chaos, rally, nursing
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, middle east
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The Young Messiah (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, biblical
Plot: jesus christ, young heroes, parents and children, gospel, journey, christian, family life, society, youth, family relations, messiah
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land, palestine
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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: stylized, exciting, epic, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: slavery, adventure, family, leadership, heroes, hopes, folk hero, heroic mission, family relations, king, freedom, hebrew ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, north africa
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Cleopatra (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 177 min.
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: epic, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: roman empire, julius caesar, cleopatra, ancient rome, ancient egypt, betrayal, royal family, greed, power, death, politics, revenge ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, europe, middle east
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Caesar (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Twenty year-old Julius Caesar flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: roman empire, politics, dictatorship, tragic hero, battle, julius caesar, ancient rome, senate, rise and fall, war, conspiracy, power ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, europe, middle east
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The Yacoubian Building (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, France
Duration: 161 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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: prostitute, gays and lesbians, couple relations, infidelity, dishonesty, society, couples, soldier, journalism, terrorism, midlife crisis, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, cairo egypt
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Stargate (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France, USA
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, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, ancient mystery, teleportation, adventure, evil alien, androgyny, outer space, invented language, egyptology, death of son, timebomb, shot to death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1920s, future
Place: egypt, mine, africa, middle east
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