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, stylized, realistic and biblical films and TV shows about / with escapades, danger, desert, heroes, rivalry, adventure, supernatural, murder, catastrophe and dialogue plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany 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), Stargate (1994), Cleopatra (1963), Passion in the Desert (1997), Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), Prisoners of the Sun (2013), Sphinx (1981).

List of movies set in egypt

Gods of Egypt (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia, China
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: mythology, good versus evil, rescue, adventure, chaos and mayhem, danger, immortality, legends and myths, save the day, desert, afterlife, 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: scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: reincarnation, supernatural, pregnancy, mummy, curse, ghost, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, obsession, obsessive quest, deadly, heroes ...
Place: egypt, middle east, usa, africa, 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, supernatural, ancient, curses spells and rituals, tomb, opposites attract, archaeologist, sandstorm ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, north africa, cairo 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, good versus evil, supernatural, immortality, treasure hunt, adventure, reincarnation, ancient egypt, pyramid, treasure, tomb, archaeology ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, england, europe ...
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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, futuristic, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, teleportation, ancient mystery, time travel, adventure, evil alien, immortality, egyptology, emperor, outer space, slavery, androgyny ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1920s, 1990s, future
Place: egypt, mine, middle east, africa
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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, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, roman empire, betrayal, assassination, ancient rome, cleopatra, julius caesar, tombs and skeletons, ruler, romance, fall in love, love affair ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1930s, 18th century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, italy, rome italy
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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, exciting, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, roman empire, ancient egypt, cleopatra, ancient rome, palace, architect, family, magic, danger, emperor, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, 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: psychological, stylized, serious, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: desert, soldier, leopard, napoleon, wilderness, dangerous animal, heroes, animal life, deadly, love affair, military life, friendship ...
Time: 1790s, 18th century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
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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, exciting ...
Plot: christianity, destiny, bible, ancient egypt, old testament, miraculous event, religions or cults, god, christian, religion, royal family, human spirit ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land, middle east, israel
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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
Plot: mummy, adventure, prison, ancient mystery, deadly, heroes, alien encounter, apocalypse, vampire, adventurer, rivalry, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt
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Sphinx (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, USA
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, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mummy, murder, curse, museum, pyramid, ancient mystery, supernatural, adventurer, time travel, mystery, riddles and clues, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: egypt, 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: exciting, humorous, witty, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: immortality, master criminal, partners, criminal heroes, chases and races, crimes, escapades, adventure, danger, palaces castles and temples, chase, flirting ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: egypt, transylvania, romania, middle east, europe ...
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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: offbeat, stylized, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: zombie, afterlife, serial killer, mad scientist, tomb, organ, immortality, murder, good versus evil, vengeance, danger, race against time ...
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: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating
Plot: black market, youth, friendship, wartime life, romance, hopes, chaos and mayhem, love and romance, against humanity, love affair, teenage life, political unrest ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, palestine, mediterranean sea
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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, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: anti heroes, family relations, state affairs, parents and children, society, head of state, royal family, family problems, betrayal, hopes, siblings relations, rise to the top ...
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: sincere, serious, bleak, emotional, touching ...
Plot: sexual harassment, self defense, bus, women, feminism, injustice, rebellion, sexism, vigilantism, social decay, defiant, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2009
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt
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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
Plot: mummy, supernatural, ritual, blood, murder, mystery, good versus evil, deadly, danger, deadly creature, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, usa, san francisco ...
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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: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mummy, supernatural, occult, artifact, revenge, tomb, heist, isolation, crimes, chases and races, imaginary, escapades ...
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, serious, scary
Plot: mummy, egyptian, sacrifice, obsessive quest, wizards and magicians, afterlife, heroes, obsession, mentally unstable, danger, clergy, deadly ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
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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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, based on cult tv series
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, genie, disney, pyramid, adventurer, heroes, disorder, good versus evil, imaginary, daring rescue, young heroes ...
Time: 1990s
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
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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: serious, suspenseful
Plot: snow, earthquake, forces of nature, adventure, escapades, survival, race against time, danger, vacation, holiday, catastrophe, ice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, middle east, 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: touching, sincere, stylized, epic, emotional ...
Plot: master and servant, christianity, roman empire, destiny, love and romance, impossible love, political unrest, fall in love, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, power relations, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, spain
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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, captivating, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, friendship, military, british empire, idealism, human spirit, military life, battle zone, desert, running, politics, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, egypt, middle east, turkey, 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, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, breathtaking ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, adventure, artifact, ancient, adventurer, rivalry, villain, good versus evil, tombs and skeletons, escapades, courage ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: egypt, nepal, himalaya, washington d.c., usa ...
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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, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: master warrior, desert, adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, danger, uninhibited rivalry, leadership, woman in danger, destiny, sword fight, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
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Tale of the Mummy (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Luxembourg, UK, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When an archaeological expedition opens an ancient Egyptian tomb, the unimaginable evil of a cursed pharaoh is unleashed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, exciting, surprise ending
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mummy, danger, good versus evil, pharaoh, reincarnation, supernatural power, death, supernatural, serial killer, egyptology, dismemberment, police investigation ...
Place: egypt, middle east, europe, london, africa ...
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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: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating
Plot: king, rivalry, rise to the top, state affairs, head of state, political intrigue, dishonesty, ambition, royal family, pharaoh, ancient egypt
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: thought provoking, touching, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: nursing, rally, revolution, rebellion, idealism, political unrest, chaos and mayhem, society, chaos, life is a bitch, hopes, state affairs
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, biblical
Plot: society, youth, family relations, parents and children, young heroes, family life, gospel, christian, journey, messiah, jesus christ
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land, palestine
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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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: prostitute, terrorism, journalism, midlife crisis, soldier, infidelity, religions or cults, couple relations, gays and lesbians, politics, conservative, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, cairo egypt
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