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, captivating, visually appealing and suspense films and TV shows about / with danger, escapades, desert, pyramid, adventure, catastrophe, ancient egypt, mentor, chase and heroes plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, Egypt, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as egypt: The Mummy (1999), Gods of Egypt (2016), The Mummy Returns (2001), Passion in the Desert (1997), Prisoners of the Sun (2013), The Awakening (1980), Stargate (1994), Blood & Treasure (2019), Cleopatra (1963), Agora (2009).

List of movies set in egypt

The Mummy (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Morocco
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, adventurer, mummy, treasure hunt, archaeologist, deadly creature, ancient egypt, adventure, tomb, curses spells and rituals, treasure, supernatural ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 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, stylized, epic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mythology, ancient egypt, good versus evil, adventure, legends and myths, rescue, danger, myth, immortality, afterlife, demon, 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, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: ancient egypt, mummy, archaeology, reincarnation, supernatural, pyramid, treasure hunt, treasure, adventure, monster, good versus evil, immortality ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1933
Place: egypt, london, europe, england, middle east ...
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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, stylized, atmospheric, psychological, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: desert, soldier, leopard, wilderness, battles, animal life, daring rescue, deadly, deadly creature, escapades, dangerous animal, military ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, sahara desert
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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, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: pharaoh, evil alien, apocalypse, alien encounter, supernatural, imaginary, save the world, adventurer, heroic mission, space travel, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, 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, usa, africa, middle east, new york ...
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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, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, teleportation, adventure, alien planet, outer space, evil alien, archaeology, time travel, ancient mystery, portal, spacecraft, space and aliens ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 1920s, future
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
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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, fbi, tomb, archeological dig, crimes, culture clash, friendship, rivalry, curse, danger, escapades ...
Place: 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, realistic, serious, saga ...
Plot: roman empire, cleopatra, femme fatale, betrayal, assassination, ancient rome, ruler, romance, ancient egypt, love affair, tragic love, love and romance ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1930s, 18th century
Place: egypt, alexandria egypt, africa, middle east, greece ...
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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, stylized, touching, sincere, epic ...
Plot: roman empire, political unrest, master and servant, religions or cults, impossible love, christianity, historical character, destiny, love and romance, mathematics, unfulfillment, philosophy ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 5th century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, alexandria egypt, rome italy ...
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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, based on the bible ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: slavery, adventure, freedom, ancient egypt, prince, pharaoh, family relations, self discovery, leadership, hopes, pyramid, easter ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, north africa
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Death on the Nile (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
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: suspense, artsy, suspenseful, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, murder, agatha christie, belgian, crimes, deduction, tragedy, alibi, arrest, murder investigation, lie ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
Place: 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, treasure map, adventurer, ancient mystery, ancient egypt, adventure, danger, relic, lost treasure, riddles and clues, mythology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east, syria, turkey, russia ...
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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: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mummy, murder, ancient mystery, archaeologist, curse, museum, pyramid, danger, adventure, supernatural, chases and races, mystery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, erotic
Plot: pharaoh, ancient egypt, ambition, political intrigue, rise to the top, head of state, rivalry, state affairs, royal family, dishonesty, king
Time: ancient history
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: supernatural, pyramid, found footage, monster, archeological dig, archaeologist, danger, deadly creature, survival, confined, mythology, desert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: egypt, cairo 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, stylized, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: adventure, ancient egypt, julius caesar, ancient rome, goofy hero, against the odds, heroic mission, superhero, architect, magic, secret identity, danger ...
Time: ancient world, ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, france, paris france
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The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Thousands of years ago, the great Child King Tutankhamen ruled. Few know the details of his life -- No one knows the secrets of his death. All that is about to change.Free -spirited archaeologist Danny Fremont (Casper Van Dien, Sleepy Hollow) is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mummy, adventurer, treasure hunt, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, daring rescue, adventure, danger, master warrior, imaginary, obsessive quest ...
Place: egypt, africa, middle east
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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, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Plot: snow, survival, adventure, race against time, danger, forces of nature, escapades, earthquake, catastrophe, vacation, climate change, collapsing building ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, middle east, 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: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, biblical
Plot: anti heroes, society, betrayal, rise to the top, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, royal family, parents and children, anti hero, hopes, state affairs ...
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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: sexual harassment, self defense, bus, rebellion, injustice, social decay, rebelliousness, vigilantism, crimes, society, life is a bitch, defiant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2009
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east
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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: suspenseful, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: mummy, supernatural, murder, ritual, blood, good versus evil, escapades, mystery, danger, deadly, deadly creature, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, san francisco, usa, 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, biblical, stylized, harsh, touching ...
Plot: ancient egypt, religion, prophet, bible, god, old testament, christianity, family relations, destiny, miraculous event, slavery, adventure ...
Time: ancient history, quarry
Place: holy land, egypt, middle east, israel
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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, serious, scary, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: mummy, obsessive quest, sacrifice, reincarnation, heroic mission, good versus evil, supernatural, dealing with death, curses spells and rituals, danger, deadly creature, deadly ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
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Day of the Mummy (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Venezuela
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Welcome to Egypt, land of the Pharaohs. A place steeped in history and legend; Gods and spiritual guides; untold wealth – and the bone-cracking, blood-spilling guardians of its riches. Jack Wells has arrived in Egypt in search of the famous ...
Style: scary, psychotronic, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: mummy, curses spells and rituals, treasure hunt, deadly creature, danger, deadly, supernatural, reincarnation, ancient mystery, riddles and clues, escapades, archaeology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, africa
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18 Days (2011)
Genre: Comedy, 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: thought provoking, touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: rebellion, idealism, revolution, chaos, political unrest, life is a bitch, hopes, society, state affairs, rally, nursing, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, gender, politics, couple relations, political corruption, midlife crisis, religions or cults, terrorism, infidelity, dishonesty, journalism, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, africa, middle east
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Treasure Buddies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
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, adventure, animal life, friendship, young heroes, save the day, treasure hunt, escapades, danger, uninhibited rivalry, legends and myths, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: egypt
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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, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, tourist, love affair, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, love, marriage, tour guide, husband wife relationship, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt, africa, 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, military, world war one, friendship, british empire, idealism, human spirit, military life, battle zone, desert, soldier, running ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, turkey, egypt, middle east, africa ...
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