Movies and TV shows set in syria

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in syria ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, suspense, tense, disturbing, serious and realistic films and TV shows about / with danger, terrorism, terrorist, murder, husband wife relationship, death, brutality, blood, politics and explosion plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and War genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as syria: Caliphate (2020), The State (2017), Escape From Raqqa (2019), A Private War (2018), The Spy (2019), Damascus Time (2018), Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021), Redemption Day (2021), Inescapable (2012), Daniel (2019).

List of movies set in syria

 8.2
 18K
Caliphate (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: National Security agent Fatima receives a tip that a terrorist attack against Sweden is in the planning stage. Meanwhile Sulle, a teenage girl in Stockholm, gets interested in her student assistent who opens doors to a new and fascinating world - ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, exciting, tense
Plot: isis, hijab, terrorist, terrorism, islamic terrorism, suicide bomber, islam, rape, intelligence agency, teenage girl, police, muslim ...
Place: syria, middle east, sweden, eastern europe
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 7.0
 2K
The State (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The experiences of four British men and women who leave their lives behind to join ISIS in Syria.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: isis, jihad, recruitment, mother and son, terrorism, religious intolerance, single parent, graphic violence, slavery, mother son relationship, terrorist, terrorist group ...
Time: 21st century
Place: syria
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Escape From Raqqa (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Turkey
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paris, spring 2015. Faustine travels to Syria with her little son to join ISIS; but, once in Raqqa, she soon realizes the hell she is gotten herself into. Her husband Sylvain quickly understands that the French government is powerless to help him, ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: isis, border crossing, escape, mother child separation, life risking, risk, rescue mission, attempted escape, activist, airport, surgeon, money ...
Time: year 2015
Place: syria, paris france, turkey
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 6.7
 19K
A Private War (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense, rough, suspenseful
Plot: war correspondent, journalist, kurd, war, life is a bitch, uncover truth, al qaeda, wartime life, mission, military, war photographer, military life ...
Time: year 2012, year 2003, year 2001, year 1991, year 1986 ...
Place: syria, iraq, london, baghdad iraq, afghanistan ...
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 7.9
 40K
The Spy (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: In the 1960s, Israeli clerk-turned-secret agent Eli Cohen goes deep undercover inside Syria on a perilous, years-long mission to spy for Mossad.
Style: factual, serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, mossad, secret mission, spy, israeli palestinian conflict, national security, arab, arab israeli conflict, politics, male nudity, airplane, sex party ...
Time: 60s
Place: middle east, syria, israel
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Damascus Time (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two Iranian pilots are in a special mission to save the people of a Syrian city who are surrounded by the terrorists. But they have to face many challenges before manage to accomplish their mission.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: isis, hijacking, pow, war crime, terrorist, female soldier, honor, husband wife relationship, kidnapping, torture, airplane, kurd ...
Place: syria, turkey, iran, kurdistan, israel
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Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An elite Navy SEAL uncovers an international conspiracy while seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: navy, prison fight, tough guy, warrior, one man army, terrorism, gunfight, u.s. navy, black ops, mission, revenge, violence ...
Time: 2020s
Place: syria, usa, langley virginia, atlanta georgia, pentagon ...
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 4.5
 24K
Redemption Day (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Having just returned home, decorated U.S. Marine Captain Brad Paxton's wife, Kate, is kidnapped by a terrorist group while working in Morocco. He is forced back into action for a daring and deadly operation to save the woman he loves.
Style: suspense, exciting, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, terrorist, battles, vengeance, navy seal, secret agents, military, violence, heroes, soldier, murder, leader ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: syria, usa, new york, washington d.c., algeria ...
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 5.1
 3K
Inescapable (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Twenty-five years ago Adib (Alexander Siddig, Syriana, Cairo Time), a promising young officer in the Syrian military police, suddenly left Damascus under suspicious circumstances. Abandoning the love of his life Fatima (Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, haunted by the past, rescue, woman in danger, political unrest, track down, parents and children, mystery, state affairs, disorder, family relations, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011
Place: syria, middle east
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 7.6
 4K
Daniel (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: HELD FOR RANSOM tells the true story of Danish photojournalist Daniel Rye who was held hostage for 398 days in Syria by the terror organization ISIS along with several other foreign nationals including the American journalist, James Foley. The film ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing
Plot: isis, hostage negotiator, terrorism, hostage situation, hostage, photographer, kidnapping, capture, terrorist, captivity, captive, fund raising ...
Time: year 2013, year 2014
Place: syria, denmark, turkey, new hampshire, copenhagen ...
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The Day I Lost My Shadow (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Syria, France, Lebanon, Qatar
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It is winter in Damascus. Sana, with her eight-year-old son, is living alone while her husband works in Saudi Arabia. When Sana runs out of gas to cook or warm the house, she takes a day off to find a gas cylinder. From there begins a trip into the ...
Plot: taxi, funeral, single mother, pharmacy, police raid, full moon, war zone, death, middle class, mother son reunion, fire, martyr ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012
Place: syria
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Damascus Cover (2017)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A spy navigates the precarious terrain of love and survival during an undercover mission in Syria.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, mission, arab israeli conflict, adaptation, adventure, life is a bitch, lone hero, justice, sex, murder, martial arts, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, year 1989
Place: syria, united kingdom, middle east, west germany, israel
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 7.0
 3K
In Syria (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Belgium, France, Lebanon
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mother attempts to keep her family safe as war rages and a sniper lies in wait outside her home.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, heartbreaking, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: self sacrifice, hiding, strong female character, lawlessness, strong female lead, mother, wartime life, life is a bitch, rescue attempt, overprotective mother, coping, desperation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: syria
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Jarhead: Law of Return (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Major Ronan Jackson (Devon Sawa), an accomplished fighter pilot for the Israel Defense Forces and son of a U.S. Senator (Robert Patrick), is shot down while flying through Syrian airspace. After miraculously surviving the crash, Jackson is taken ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, disturbing
Plot: pow, interrogation, torture, machismo, airplane shot down, rescue, tough guy, brutality, soldier, heroes, fight, violence ...
Place: syria, jerusalem
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Spider in the Web (2019)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Israel, Belgium, UK, Netherlands
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young operative is sent on a mission to follow an older agent who's behavior has come into question.
Style: suspense, atmospheric, bleak
Plot: mossad, espionage, spy, tailing a suspect, black ops, ex law enforcer, crimes, social problems, investigation, politics, nothing goes right, lie ...
Place: syria, israel
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Very Big Shot (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Lebanon, Qatar
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A dark comedy about brothers running a drug-dealing business out of their takeout pizzeria.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: drug smuggling, brother brother relationship, drug traffic, lebanese, cocaine, religion, muslim, family business, gangsters, social satire, politics, drugs ...
Time: 2010s
Place: syria, beirut lebanon, lebanon
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 7.4
 139
The Night (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Syria
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film explores the Arab-Israeli conflict as seen through the experiences of an Arab family in newly-liberated city of Quneitra, headed by a resistance fighter.
Plot: military, horse riding, marriage, father son relationship, horse, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, boy, president, soldier, partisan, childhood ...
Time: 1940s
Place: syria, palestine, israel, middle east
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Last Men in Aleppo (2017)
Genre: Documentary, War
Country: Denmark, Syria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Winner of the Grand Jury Documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad’s breathtaking work — a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage — follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White ...
Plot: search and rescue, aerial bombardment, casualty of war, volunteer, car bomb, siege, air raid, ruins, civil war, destruction, corpse, war ...
Time: 2010s
Place: syria, middle east
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 5.9
 1K
Spy(ies) (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Vincent is a bright young man but has introverted personality. He is working as a baggage handler at an airport and refuses to follow a career path accordingly to his education. With his colleague, Gerard, Vincent used to steal objects from the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, sentimental, serious, bleak ...
Plot: british secret service, espionage, terrorism, undercover, female spy, dishonesty, love and romance, secret agents, spy, counter terrorism, terrorist attack, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, paris france, syria, france ...
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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: treasure hunt, archaeologist, treasure map, ancient mystery, adventurer, ancient egypt, adventure, relic, lost treasure, riddles and clues, mythology, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east, syria, turkey, france ...
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The Lady of Heaven (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Two stories separated by 1400 years. After losing his mother in the midst of a war-torn country, an Iraqi child, learns the importance and power of patience by discovering the historical story of Lady Fatima and her suffering.
Plot: medieval, angel, terrorism, islam, freedom, brutality, faith, torture, tragedy, father daughter relationship, isis, sword duel ...
Time: 7th century
Place: syria, arabia, iraq
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 8.7
 11K
The Bureau (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Within the DGSE (General Directorate for External Security), a department called the Office Of Legends (BDL) forms and remote pilot the most important agents of the French intelligence services: Clandestine. Immersion in hostile country, their ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: undercover agent, spy, secret service, espionage, terrorism, investigation, characters in danger, national security, mission, secret identity, obsession, military ...
Time: 2010s
Place: syria, france, israel, iran, paris france ...
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 6.7
 4K
Profile (2018)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Looking to investigate recruitment techniques of ISIS to lure women into Syria, a journalist creates a Facebook profile of a Muslim convert. When an ISIS recruiter contacts her online character, she experiences the process first hand.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: isis, recruitment, journalist, internet, jihad, woman, religions or cults, woman in danger, brutality, fighting the system, lifestyle, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london, syria, england
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City of Ghosts (2017)
Genre: Documentary, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: With unprecedented access, this documentary follows the extraordinary journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”—a group of anonymous citizen journalists who banded together after their homeland was overtaken by ISIS—as they risk their ...
Style: tense, rough, exciting, semi documentary, disturbing
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: journalist, isis, life risking, rivalry, escape, investigation, youth, exile, risk, society, runaway, award ceremony ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: turkey, syria, germany
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The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When the president of Russia suddenly dies, a man whose politics are virtually unknown succeeds him. The change in political leaders sparks paranoia among American CIA officials, so CIA director Bill Cabot recruits a young analyst to supply insight ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: cold war, terrorism, espionage, terrorist, nuclear threat, nuclear war, cia, nuclear explosion, atomic bomb, covert operation, nuclear, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 70s, 2000s ...
Place: washington d.c., baltimore, chechnya, usa, russia ...
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Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: cynical, allegory, surreal, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, chaos, end of the world, prophecy, split personality, smuggling, conspiracy, dishonesty, life is a bitch, dark humor, alternate reality ...
Time: future, 2000s, near future, year 2005, year 2008
Place: los angeles, california, southern california, afghanistan, middle east ...
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Death of a President (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fictional investigative documentary looks back on the "assassination" of George W. Bush and attempts to answer the question of who committed the murder. Perhaps less morbid and disturbing to watch now than during Bush's presidency, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, assassination, sniper, false accusation, state affairs, political conspiracy, dishonesty, secret service, investigation, president, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007, near future, september 11 2001 ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois, iraq, middle east ...
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 5.7
 3K
Free Zone (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, Belgium, France, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rebecca, an American who has been living in Jerusalem for a few months now, has just broken off her engagement. She gets into a cab driven by Hanna, an Israeli. But Hanna is on her way to Jordan, to the Free Zone, to pick up a large of sum of money.
Style: serious, road movie, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: border crossing, breakup, society, friendship, culture clash, political unrest, on the road, husband wife relationship, war zone, female protagonist, terror, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, jordan, middle east, tel aviv israel, jerusalem ...
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 7.0
 227K
Body of Lies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, government agency, intelligence agency, cia agent, torture, bomb, secret agents, track down, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, manchester, baghdad iraq ...
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 5.6
 410
Judith (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Israel, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A Jewish woman is recruited to help track down a German commander who was her former husband.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: soldier, world war two, war, military, terrorism, undercover, betrayal, criminal heroes, heroes, against humanity, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Place: syria, palestine, israel
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