Movies and TV shows set in iraq

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in iraq ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense and suspense films and TV shows about / with military, soldier, war, iraq war, gulf war, danger, politics, desert, brutality and murder plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as iraq: The Hurt Locker (2008), American Sniper (2014), Jarhead (2005), Over There (2005), Green Zone (2010), Redacted (2007), The Mark of Cain (2007), Battle for Haditha (2007), Three Kings (1999), Route Irish (2010).

List of movies set in iraq

 7.5
 436K
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Style: realistic, tense, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, iraq war, army, sniper, marines, military, terrorism, war, u.s. army, bomb squad, determination, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: middle east, iraq, baghdad iraq, new york
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 7.3
 460K
American Sniper (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, soldier, iraq war, navy seal, battles, military, military life, american soldier, courage, u.s. marine, military training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, september 11 2001, year 1998 ...
Place: iraq, middle east, usa, california, texas
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 7.0
 182K
Jarhead (2005)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, anti war, marines, u.s. military, iraq war, war, american soldier, boot camp, death, military life, pride and honor, basic training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989, year 1991, year 1990 ...
Place: iraq, saudi arabia, middle east, sacramento california, hawaii ...
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 7.8
 4K
Over There (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Gritty, intense, evocative and emotional, "Over There" takes you to the front lines of battle and explores the effects of war on a U.S. Army unit sent to Iraq on their first tour of duty, as well as the equally powerful effects felt at ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, sincere, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, u.s. military, soldier, u.s. army, self sacrifice, right and wrong, danger, hopes, lost, sacrifice, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
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 6.8
 135K
Green Zone (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, rough, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, cia, swat team, pow, army, soldier, deception, gulf war, investigation, patriotism, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq, israel
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 6.1
 11K
Redacted (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Redacted is a film written and directed by Brian De Palma that is a fictional drama loosely based on the Mahmudiyah killings in Iraq.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: iraq war, soldier, murder, military life, journalist, war, military, media, danger, journalism, state affairs, society ...
Time: contemporary, year 2006
Place: iraq, middle east
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The Mark of Cain (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a bomb kills their company commander in Iraq, British soldiers Treacle and Shane are ordered to round up suspects and use torture on the detainees. Back home, the press gets the story and the pair achieves instant infamy.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, realistic
Plot: soldier, court martial, pow, racism, military, courtroom drama, legal, life is a bitch, political unrest, officers and cadets, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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Battle for Haditha (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an ...
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: marine, iraq war, war, military, attack, soldier, culture clash, military life, graphic violence, occupation, marines, society ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2005, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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 7.1
 166K
Three Kings (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change ...
Style: humorous, realistic, thought provoking, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gulf war, gold, anti war, culture clash, rescue, racial slur, treasure, desert, military, negotiation, sniper ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, arizona, kurdistan
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 6.4
 4K
Route Irish (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A private security contractor in Iraq rejects the official explanation of his friend's death and decides to investigate.
Style: serious, thought provoking, tense, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, life is a bitch, dealing with death, state affairs, society, love triangle, friendship between men, gulf war, war, love and romance, mysterious death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
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House of Saddam (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 232 min.
TV show
Story: A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, clever, stylized ...
Plot: historical character, gulf war, saddam hussein, megalomaniac, dictatorship, execution, political unrest, rivalry, politics, treason, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 21st century, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: iraq, middle east, iran
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Marooned in Iraq (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: During the war between Iran and Iraq, a group of Iranian Kurd musicians set off on an almost impossible mission. They will try to find Hanareh, a singer with a magic voice who crossed the border and may now be in danger in the Iraqi Kurdistan. As in ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic
Plot: treasure hunt, self discovery, military life, orphan, escapades, musician's life, daring rescue, military, heroes, soldier, estrangement, battles ...
Place: iraq, iran, middle east, kurdistan
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Live from Baghdad (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN ...
Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gulf war, war correspondent, journalism, against the odds, anti war, escapades, politics, military, state affairs, media, life is a bitch, soldier ...
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq
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Turtles Can Fly (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran, France, Iraq
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Turtles can fly tells the story of a group of young children near the Turkey-Iran border. They clean up mines and wait for the Saddam regime to fall.
Style: sincere, bleak, rough, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: childhood, village, suicide, orphan, blind character, refugee, suicide attempt, rape, camp, survival, fall in love, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century
Place: kurdistan, iraq, middle east, iran, turkey ...
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The Four Horsemen (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Four high school football stars enlist in the Marines and head off to fight in the war in Iraq. When one of them is killed and another wounded, they return home only to find is extremely difficult to pick up the threads of their old lives. The ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: iraq war, homecoming, military, soldier, heroes, battles, battle zone, survival, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death of friend, honor, patriotism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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 7.0
 156K
Buried (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, tense, suspense ...
Plot: survival, confined, buried alive, captivity, isolation, trapped, abduction, desperation, danger, claustrophobia, terrorism, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
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The Tiger and the Snow (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Love and injury in time of war. Attilio de Giovanni teaches poetry in Italy. He has a romantic soul, and women love him. But he is in love with Vittoria, and the love is unrequited. Every night he dreams of marrying her, in his boxer shorts and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, surreal, emotional ...
Plot: poet, true love, romance, against the odds, war, wooing, human spirit, woman in danger, power of love, cure, ambition, goodhearted ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, italy, middle east, europe, rome italy ...
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The Human Shield (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Human Shield is a 1991 film directed by Ted Post. It stars Michael Dudikoff and Tommy Hinkley. It is about a former government agent who must save his diabetic brother from Iraqi abductors.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, special agents, battles, heroes, confined, state affairs, deadly, crimes, military, adventure, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, baghdad iraq, jordan
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 6.1
 1K
Doomsday Gun (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Dr Gerald Bull was a genius at designing and building superguns (very large long range guns capable of shooting at ranges more than 100 miles). When an operational plan by the CIA to export sanctioned arms to apartheid-South Africa through him was ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, semi documentary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, mossad, military, saddam hussein, confined, chases and races, vengeance, wrongfully committed, political intrigue, government agency, dishonesty, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 90s, year 1988
Place: iraq, middle east, brussels belgium, london, brussels ...
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 6.1
 478
Badland (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Jerry (Jamie Draven) was an idealist when he served in the first Gulf War. But when he was later deployed to Iraq, Jerry was an older man, a father of three and embittered by broken promises and unfulfilled desires. When Jerry returns from Iraq he ...
Style: psychological, realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, homecoming, starting over, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, hopes, military, war, desperation, anti war, gulf war, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, afghanistan, middle east
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In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.
Style: tense, disturbing, heartbreaking, psychological, touching ...
Plot: army, investigation, guilt, war crime, disappearance, military, torture, patriotism, murder investigation, cover up, uncover truth, loss of son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004
Place: iraq, usa, new mexico, texas, bosnia ...
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A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After their father dies, a family of five are forced to survive on their own in a Kurdish village on the border of Iran and Iraq. Matters are made worse when 12 year old Ayoub, the new head of the family, is told that his handicapped brother, Madi, ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, sincere, serious ...
Plot: kurd, orphan, siblings relations, smuggling, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, village, family in crisis, parents and children, village life, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, iran, middle east, kurdistan, tokyo ...
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 7.1
 196K
War Dogs (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA, Cambodia, Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.
Style: intense, funny, suspense, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: arms dealer, corruption, smuggling, rise and fall, military, friendship, betrayal, con artists, cheating, firearm, gunrunner, weapons ...
Time: 21st century, year 2008, year 2005, 2000s
Place: iraq, usa, nevada, las vegas, miami ...
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Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Topper Harley is found to be working as an odd-job-man in a monastery. The CIA want him to lead a rescue mission into Iraq, to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team who... who went in to rescue hostages left behind ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, witty, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: saddam hussein, rescue, hostage, battles, danger, daring rescue, military life, heroic mission, military, behind enemy lines, tough heroes, betrayal ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, southeast asia, washington d.c., asia ...
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 8.2
 6K
Take Off (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A group of Malayali nurses stranded in Iraq, must survive their capture by the extremists and reach out to the rescue team headed by the Indian government.
Style: bleak, suspense, rough
Plot: rescue mission, nurse, terrorist attack, hospital, terrorist, chaos, escape, reunion, civil war, woman, trapped, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: iraq
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 4.4
 270
The Torturer (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Rick (Andrew W. Walker) is a man raised with solid American values, who was trained as a "special interrogator" in Iraq. He does and experiences things there that cause him PTSD. When he is debriefed by a therapist (Doc), strange things ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, slasher, captivating ...
Plot: torture, haunted by the past, soldier, danger, deadly, post traumatic stress disorder, murder, politics, interrogation, psychopath, held captive, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: iraq, usa, middle east, afghanistan
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My Sweet Pepper Land (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iraq, France, Germany, Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Baran, a war hero, becomes sheriff of the capital and refuses to bow down to a tribal chief.
Style: serious, atmospheric, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, rivalry, society, law enforcement, village, village life, social relations, justice, violence, police, smuggler, honest law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iraq, europe, kurdistan
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 2.5
 450
SEAL Team VI (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events: This heroic saga depicts an elite counter-terrorism team's black ops incursion into Iraq four days prior to Operation: Desert Shield and the harrowing consequences its members faced when their covert mission was ...
Style: serious, rough, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: battles, desert, military, escapades, danger, save the day, isolation, basic training, soldier, confined, tough heroes, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq
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 6.8
 478
Bashing (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Yuko is a Japanese girl who was taken hostage in Iraq while volunteering there as an aid worker. Finally released and back in her hometown, Yuko finds herself ostracized as a national disgrace by society that sees her helping a country other than ...
Style: realistic, psychological, bleak, serious, propaganda film ...
Plot: journalism, confined, homecoming, estrangement, misfit, hopes, volunteer, chase, hostage, pursuit, hostages, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, japan, asia, middle east
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 3.3
 1K
Monster Ark (2008)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is film-making of the shoddiest and laziest sort. Every scene is a showcase for the writer/director's ignorance. O'Brien is completely unfamiliar with science. He knows nothing of how scientists talk, how they analyze, how they ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, archaeology, tomb, noah's ark, deadly creature, ancient mystery, supernatural, survival, desert, danger, shipwreck, legends and myths ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east, israel
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