Best Tunisian Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Tunisian Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, bleak and touching. Plot: society, family relations, police, parents and children, female director, youth, death, coming of age, father son relationship and life is a bitch. Genre: Drama, Crime and War. Country: Tunisia, France and Belgium.
Best Tunisian Movies
Best Tunisian Movies
TOP Movies: The House That Jack Built (2018), Making of, le dernier film (2006), Pirates (1986), Black Gold (2011), Arab Blues (2019), The Last Legion (2007), The Man Who Sleeps (1974), The Promise (1996), The Silences of the Palace (1994), Satin Rouge (2002), The Man Who Sold His Skin (2020), Laila's Birthday (2008), The Wedding Song (2008), A Son (2019), Horses of God (2012), Foreign Body (2016), The String (2009), Nine Miles Down (2009), Wanderers of the Desert (1984), As I Open My Eyes (2015).

List of Best Movies

The House That Jack Built (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, France, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Tunisia
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A depiction of a serial killer's 12 years' worth of murders and how it shaped his prime intelligence.
Style: bleak, scary, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, sadistic psychopath, violence, cruelty, extreme violence, sadism, kidnapping, murder, psychopath as protagonist, psycho murderer, animal cruelty ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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Making of, le dernier film (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Tunisia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Tunisian breakdancer falls in with fundamentalists with designs to turn the young man into a suicide bomber.
Plot: train, grandfather, dancer, police, religion, explosive, young man, martyrdom, father son relationship, martyr, husband wife relationship, brother ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: tunisia
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 6.1
 8K
Pirates (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captain Red runs a hardy pirate ship with the able assistance of Frog, a dashing young French sailor. One day Capt. Red is captured and taken aboard a Spanish galleon, but thanks to his inventiveness, he raises the crew to mutiny, takes over the ...
Style: exciting, offbeat, humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: pirate, pirate ship, ship, sea, child in peril, adventure, heroes, rescue, imaginary, good versus evil, kidnapping, legends and myths ...
Place: spain, europe
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 6.7
 12K
Black Gold (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Italy, Qatar, Tunisia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: On the Arabian Peninsula in the 1930s, two warring leaders come face to face. The victorious Nesib, Emir of Hobeika, lays down his peace terms to rival Amar, Sultan of Salmaah. The two men agree that neither can lay claim to the area of no man’s ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, epic ...
Plot: muslim, desert, tribe, sheik, manipulations, political intrigue, parents and children, state affairs, head of state, rivalry, society, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: middle east, arabia
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 6.2
 2K
Arab Blues (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Selma, a psychoanalyst, deals with a cast of colorful new patients after returning home to Tunisia to open a practice.
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating
Plot: female protagonist, psychotherapy, new job, female psychologist, psychotherapist, society, problem solving, ambitious woman, psychoanalysis, psychology, job, psychologist ...
Place: tunisia, africa, north africa
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The Last Legion (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: UK, France, Slovakia, Tunisia, Italy, Bulgaria
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As the Roman empire crumbles, young Romulus Augustus flees the city and embarks on a perilous voyage to Britain to track down a legion of supporters.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, stylized, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, emperor, adventure, king arthur, excalibur, soldier, battles, young heroes, danger, loss of parents, loss of parent ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, ancient world, 5th century, 18th century
Place: rome italy, europe, england, constantinople, naples italy ...
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The Man Who Sleeps (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In this French tour-de-force a young student decides to have no more interaction with the world than is needed to minimally sustain life. His increasingly automaton-like behavior is coupled with a strange clarity of insight about the world around ...
Style: atmospheric, offbeat, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, nihilism, surrealism, existentialism, sleeping, misfit, social misfits, society, hopes, unfulfillment, urban, indoor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
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 7.8
 8K
The Promise (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this acclaimed and gripping social portrait of immoral lives in need of rescue, Igor (Jérémie Renier), aged 15, and his father Roger (Olivier Gourmet) deal in housing and peddling illicit labor in the outlying districts of Liege, Belgium. ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, dysfunctional family, death in the family, human nature, siblings relations, innocence lost, teenage life, parents and children, dealing with death, babies and infants, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, antwerp, los angeles, europe, usa ...
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The Silences of the Palace (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The death of a prince brings a young woman back to the palace where she was born into servitude. The lingering legacy of the harem is brought into light from behind frosted windows and velvet curtains.
Style: contemplative, thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: master and servant, unwanted pregnancy, destiny, discrimination, parents and children, haunted by the past, friendship, captivity, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, politics, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tunisia
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 6.7
 848
Satin Rouge (2002)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Tunisia, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After the death of her husband, Lilia's life revolves solely around her teenage daughter, Salma. Whilst looking for Salma late one night, Lilia stumbles upon a belly dance cabaret and though initially reserved and taken aback by the culture of ...
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cabaret, nightclub, starting over, fall in love, self discovery, dysfunctional family, family relations, destructive relationship, parents and children, couples, family problems, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
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Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Morocco, Tunisia, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ali, Kwita, Omar and Boubker are street kids. The daily dose of glue sniffing represents their only escape from reality. Since they left Dib and his gang, they have been living on the portside of Casablanca. They live in constant fear of Dib's ...
Style: captivating, serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: street kid, poverty, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, friendship, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, youth, society, danger, gang, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco, africa
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The Man Who Sold His Skin (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Turkey
Duration: 104 min.
Story: To be able to travel to Europe and find the love of his life, Sam Ali, a Syrian refugee, accepts to have his back tattooed by one of the most sulfurous contemporary artist; becoming that way a precious work of art.
Style: twist ending
Plot: female director, artist, refugee, woman crying, regret, art museum, border crossing, hotel room, visa, tattoo, syrian refugee, forbidden love ...
Place: lebanon, brussels belgium, syria, brussels
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Laila's Birthday (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Netherlands
Duration: 71 min.
Story: "At eight o'clock, it's Laila's birthday, okay?" Palestinian judge turned cab driver Abu Laila's wife reminds her husband. But on his young daughter's birthday, like any day, Abu faces a nerve-wracking shift in a ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, atmospheric, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: birthday, taxi driver, parents and children, satire, down on your luck, one day, taxi, justice, father and daughter, love, unemployment, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: palestine
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The Wedding Song (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewess who are both preparing for their marriages.
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, world war two, nazi occupation, injustice, life is a bitch, holocaust, family relations, religions or cults, society, love, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: tunisia, africa
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 7.1
 788
A Son (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, France, Lebanon, Qatar
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tunisia, summer 2011. The holiday to the South of the country ends in disaster for Fares, Meriem and their 10-year-old son Aziz, when he is accidentally shot in an ambush. His injury will change their lives: Aziz needs a liver transplant, which ...
Plot: arabic, corruption, hospital, biological father, dehumanization, picnic, husband wife relationship, surgeon, organ donation, child shot, child trafficking, unfaithful wife ...
Time: year 2011, 2010s
Place: libya, tunisia, africa, north africa
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Horses of God (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Tunisia, Morocco
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film follows two brothers over the course of a decade. While they begin as kids in search of thrills in the sprawling slums of Morocco’s Sidi Moumen, we witness their gradual, and ultimately shocking, radicalisation.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, suicide bomber, terrorist attack, danger, radical, society, brother brother relationship, murder, muslim, family relations, bomb, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: morocco
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 6.4
 199
Foreign Body (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the turbulent aftermath of the Tunisian revolution, young Samia flees her homeland. She braves hostile seas in the crossing to France, but once there she finds that her struggles have only just begun. With no friends, no family, and — most ...
Plot: female director, death of brother, underwater scene, job seeking, accusation, immigrants, telephone call, belly dancing, restaurant, widow, drinking alcohol, photograph ...
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 6.7
 2K
The String (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Tunisia, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Malik has a lot on his plate when he returns home to Tunisia after living in France. He's processing his father's death, he can't come out to his mother, and his childhood anxieties have resurfaced. But all of Malik's problems ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gay love, gays and lesbians, gay, romance, love and romance, coming out, homecoming, couples, gender, unfulfillment, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, tunisia, paris france
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Nine Miles Down (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Hungary, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Sahara desert, a sandstorm batters a deserted drilling station. A security patrolman, battles through the high winds to investigate why all contact with the station has been lost. Originally built for gas exploration, and then abandoned, the ...
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: isolation, investigation, geologist, hell, mysterious character, delusion, hallucination, scientific research, desert, mystery, confined, gas ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sahara, africa
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Bab'Aziz - The Prince That Contemplated His Soul (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Hungary, France, Germany, Iran, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a blind dervish named Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years. With faith as their only guide, the two ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, fairy tale, sentimental ...
Plot: desert, spirituality, destiny, self discovery, religions or cults, human spirit, adventure, mysterious place, lost, hopes, escapades, storytelling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Wanderers of the Desert (1984)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Tunisia, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The first of Nacer Khemir's highly-regarded Desert Trilogy that includes The Dove's Lost Necklace and Bab'Aziz - The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul. Khemir creates an exotic world with Wanderers of the Desert when a young teacher ...
Plot: teacher, desert, disappearance, sheik, excavation, broken mirror, legend, mirror, ship, digging, village, buried treasure
Place: sahara
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As I Open My Eyes (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Tunisia, France, Belgium, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tunis, summer 2010, a few months before the Revolution: Farah, 18 years old, has just graduated and her family already sees her as a future doctor. But she doesn't have the same idea. She sings in a political rock band, has a passion for life, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, disturbing, captivating
Plot: parent child relationship, rebellious daughter, teenage girl, music band, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, corruption, drunkenness, singing, rebellious youth, teenage rebellion, female director, rebel ...
Time: year 2010
Place: tunisia
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Outside the Law (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Tunisia, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After losing their family home in Algeria in the 1920s, three brothers and their mother are scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the French army fighting in Indochina; Abdelkader becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement in France ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: police brutality, war crime, revenge, political unrest, family relations, society, military, politics, soldier, battles, eviction, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: algeria, france, europe, africa, north africa
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Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A historical drama based on the Thiaroye transit camp massacre, Camp de Thiaroye dismantles the myth of colonial assimilation to expose ingrained social and cultural mechanisms of racism, exploitation, and privilege. In 1944, the French army ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
Plot: world war two, interracial relations, racism, soldier, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, state affairs, military, culture clash, wartime life, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: africa, senegal, france
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Halfaouine: Boy of the Terraces (1990)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Tunisia, France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Noura dangles uncertainly in that difficult netherworld between childhood and adulthood. His growing libido has gotten him banned from the women's baths, where his mother took him when he was younger, but he's not yet old ...
Style: sincere, sexual, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage life, voyeurism, innocence lost, parents and children, youth, master and servant, love and romance, society, self discovery, teenage love ...
Time: 80s
Place: tunisia, africa
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The Famous Five 4 (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Family, Thriller
Country: Germany, Tunisia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The famous five George, Julian, Dick, Anne and Timmy the dog are spending holidays together. But when they are invited by Berhard, father of Julian, Dick and Anne, to visit an egyptian exhibition they see a burglar. They have a look at the mummy the ...
Plot: pickpocket, false accusation, false accusations, secret society, friendship, disguise, tough girl, strong female lead, held captive, amateur sleuth, abduction, mummy ...
Place: cairo egypt
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The Magic Box (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: no overview yet
Plot: brothel, flash forward, father son relationship, drink, dysfunctional family, drunkenness, projectionist, film projector, male female relationship, drinking alcohol, camera, autobiography ...
Place: tunisia
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Parfum de printemps (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Tunisia, France, Lebanon
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 2011 Tunisia, as the Arab Spring awakens, unemployed graduate Aziz, nicknamed Zizou (Zied Ayadi), travels from his Saharan village to the big city of Tunis in search of a job. From television aerial installation to political intrigue, this ...
Plot: terrace, protest, protest march, safe, political protest, kiss, television, seaside, politics, tv set, dress, rooftop ...
Time: year 2014
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Long Live Death (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the end of the Spanish civil war, Fando, a boy of about ten, tries to make sense of war and his father's arrest. His mother is religious, sympathetic to the Fascists; his father is accused of being a Red. Fando discovers that his mother may ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, surreal, serious
Plot: nihilism, blasphemy, spanish civil war, corporal punishment, fascism, satire, desert, dream, surrealism, incestuous desire, life is a bitch, losing-it hero ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: spain, europe, sahara
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Beauty and the Dogs (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Tunisia, France, Sweden, Norway, Lebanon, Qatar, Switzerland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mariam just wanted to enjoy the night, when a tragic event occurs. Despite the trauma, the pretty tunisian student is determined to go to the police. But what can be done when your persecutor is your only chance?
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, touching ...
Plot: rape, student, party, female protagonist, police brutality, police station, police, policewoman, police violence, female director, police officer, tattooed man ...
Place: tunisia
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