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, suspenseful, visually appealing, captivating and psychotronic films and TV shows about / with escapades, danger, desert, mentor, destiny, pyramid, catastrophe, dialogue, murder and heroes plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, Egypt, UK and other countries.
egypt movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as egypt: The Mummy (1999), Gods of Egypt (2016), The Mummy Returns (2001), Passion in the Desert (1997), The Awakening (1980), Blood & Treasure (2019), Sphinx (1981), Cleopatra (1963), Prisoners of the Sun (2013), The Prince of Egypt (1998).

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, semi serious, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: archaeology, mummy, adventure, treasure hunt, ancient egypt, adventurer, tomb, archaeologist, curses spells and rituals, deadly creature, expedition, supernatural ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, north africa, cairo egypt
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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, epic, serious, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mythology, good versus evil, ancient egypt, adventure, rescue, danger, legends and myths, afterlife, save the day, immortality, imaginary, desert ...
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, scary, suspenseful, serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: mummy, ancient egypt, archaeology, reincarnation, supernatural, treasure hunt, adventure, good versus evil, pyramid, immortality, monster, treasure ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: egypt, london, england, middle east, africa ...
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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: atmospheric, serious, psychological, stylized, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: desert, soldier, leopard, napoleon, wilderness, heroic mission, escapades, adventure, deadly creature, daring rescue, heroes, dangerous animal ...
Time: 1790s, 18th century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
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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, scary, atmospheric, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: reincarnation, obsession, curses spells and rituals, curse, pregnancy, supernatural, mummy, vengeance, heroic mission, danger, deadly creature, spirit ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, usa, new york
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Blood & Treasure (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An antiquities expert teams up with an art thief to catch a terrorist who funds his attacks using stolen artifacts.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, suspense
Plot: artifact, pyramid, fbi, archeological dig, curse, crimes, culture clash, danger, tomb, crime, escapades, friendship ...
Place: egypt
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Sphinx (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Egypt, Hungary
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: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, mummy, curse, archaeologist, pyramid, museum, ancient mystery, fall in love, curses spells and rituals, escapades, riddles and clues, time travel ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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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, stylized, saga, realistic, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, femme fatale, betrayal, assassination, julius caesar, ancient rome, cleopatra, ruler, romance, ancient egypt, political unrest, deadly ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c., 1930s, 18th century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, greece, rome italy ...
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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, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, alien encounter, adventurer, apocalypse, imaginary, save the world, evil alien, deadly, ancient mystery, heroic mission, space and aliens, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt
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Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 282 min.
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, treasure map, ancient mystery, ancient egypt, adventure, adventurer, danger, riddles and clues, relic, pursuit, lost treasure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east, syria, turkey, russia ...
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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: exciting, stylized, captivating, uplifting, epic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: slavery, adventure, freedom, ancient egypt, heroic mission, family relations, hopes, leadership, prince, family, destiny, danger ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, north africa
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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, psychotronic
Plot: mummy, supernatural, ritual, murder, blood, mystery, escapades, deadly creature, danger, good versus evil, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, san francisco, africa, usa, 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, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, teleportation, adventure, archaeology, outer space, alien planet, evil alien, time travel, ancient mystery, spacecraft, space and aliens, immortality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1920s, 1990s, future
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
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The Pyramid (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: supernatural, archaeologist, danger, pyramid, deadly creature, archeological dig, monster, found footage, survival, egyptology, confined, mythology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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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: emotional, touching, stylized, sincere, epic ...
Plot: roman empire, master and servant, political unrest, christianity, religions or cults, destiny, impossible love, love and romance, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, power relations, fall in love ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, rome italy, spain
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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, disaster movie, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: snow, catastrophe, adventure, survival, race against time, danger, forces of nature, escapades, earthquake, vacation, ice, collapsing building ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt
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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Genre: Action, 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, touching ...
Plot: ancient egypt, bible, religion, god, old testament, christianity, family relations, prophet, destiny, miraculous event, religions or cults, jewish ...
Time: ancient history, quarry
Place: holy land, egypt, middle east, israel
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Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The vengeful Doctor rises again, seeking the Scrolls of Life in an attempt to resurrect his deceased wife.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, scary, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: mad scientist, zombie, serial killer, tomb, immortality, murder, organ, heroes, supernatural ability, imaginary, crimes, master villain ...
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
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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: captivating, realistic, psychological, serious
Plot: world war two, black market, youth, friendship, chaos and mayhem, love and romance, wartime life, orchestral, bittersweet, anti war, social differences, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, mediterranean sea, palestine
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, biblical
Plot: state affairs, parents and children, siblings relations, rise to the top, hopes, anti heroes, family relations, anti hero, society, betrayal, royal family, family problems ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: sexual harassment, self defense, bus, injustice, rebellion, social decay, defiant, vigilantism, society, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt
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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: exciting, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mummy, supernatural, occult, artifact, tomb, revenge, imaginary, crimes, chases and races, curses spells and rituals, heroes, bounty hunter ...
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
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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: suspenseful, scary, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: mummy, wizards and magicians, obsessive quest, sacrifice, reincarnation, heroic mission, good versus evil, supernatural, danger, deadly, dealing with death, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
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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, feel good, semi serious, exciting, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: ancient egypt, adventure, ancient rome, heroic mission, against the odds, heroes, superhero, cleopatra, architect, magic, escapades, supernatural ability ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, france, paris france
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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: touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: rebellion, idealism, revolution, political unrest, life is a bitch, state affairs, hopes, chaos, society, chaos and mayhem, rally, nursing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, 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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, politics, religions or cults, gender, political corruption, couple relations, midlife crisis, dishonesty, gays and lesbians, couples, infidelity, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east, africa
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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, captivating, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, tourist, dishonesty, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, couples, love, marriage, tour guide, interracial relations, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, cairo egypt, new york ...
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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: atmospheric, touching, serious, captivating, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, world war one, military, friendship, british empire, idealism, human spirit, military life, battle zone, desert, running, politics ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, egypt, turkey, africa, middle east ...
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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, semi serious, breathtaking, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, archaeologist, treasure hunt, artifact, adventurer, archaeology, ancient, escapades, journey, expedition, map, courage ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1936
Place: egypt, nepal, himalaya, latin america, peru ...
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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: exciting, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: battles, chaos, robot, military, androids and robots, good versus evil, space and aliens, save the world, man versus machine, killer robot, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, stone age, prehistoric times
Place: egypt, virginia, shanghai, pentagon, new york ...
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