Algeria (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
8.1
96 metascore

The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War

In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash

Votes: 53,533 | Gross: $0.06M

Z (1969)
8.3
86 metascore

Z (1969)

M | 127 min | Crime, Drama, History

The public murder of a prominent politician and doctor amid a violent demonstration is covered up by military and government officials. A tenacious magistrate is determined not to let them get away with it.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, François Périer

Votes: 24,063 | Gross: $0.08M

Papicha (2019)
7.0
68 metascore

Papicha (2019)

R | 108 min | Drama

Algiers, 1997. Terrorist wanting an Islamic and archaic state are everywhere. Women are oppressed, in a seek to take control of their bodies, clothing and public space. Young student Nedjma is passionate about making a fashion show.

Director: Mounia Meddour | Stars: Lyna Khoudri, Shirine Boutella, Amira Hilda Douaouda, Yasin Houicha

Votes: 2,053

DNA (2020)

TV-MA | 90 min | Drama, History

After the loss of her grandfather, Maïwenn explores her heritage and her Algerian roots.

Director: Maïwenn | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Louis Garrel, Dylan Robert, Marine Vacth

Votes: 348

Days of Glory (2006)
7.0
82 metascore

Days of Glory (2006)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, War

During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Samy Naceri, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Jamel Debbouze

Votes: 14,017 | Gross: $0.32M

The Stranger (1967)

Approved | 104 min | Drama

In an atmosphere of political tension when the French still control Algiers, an Algerian is killed on the beach and a French man who has lived in Algiers all his life is arrested for the ... See full summary »

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Karina, Bernard Blier, Alfred Adam

Votes: 2,310

Two Men in Town (2014)
5.7
56 metascore

Two Men in Town (2014)

R | 120 min | Drama

A Muslim ex-con forms a friendship with his parole officer.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Forest Whitaker, Tim Guinee, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 2,012

Faithful (2020)

92 min | Drama

Algiers, 1956. Fernand Iveton is arrested in his factory, accused of having planted a bomb. His wife Hélène is now married to a "traitor", but she refuses to abandon Fernand to his fate.

Director: Hélier Cisterne | Stars: Vincent Lacoste, Vicky Krieps, Jules Langlade, Marc Brunet

Votes: 9

I Still Hide to Smoke (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

Fatima, a strong-minded woman, is the lead masseuse of a hammam in Algiers. This is 1995 and the situation is tense in the capital. The day ahead promises to be hectic for all, and for ... See full summary »

Director: Rayhana Obermeyer | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Fadila Belkebla, Nadia Kaci, Nassima Benchicou

Votes: 881

The Bakery Girl of Monceau (1963)

Not Rated | 23 min | Short, Romance

A law student regularly visits a Paris bakery to flirt with a brunette employee.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Barbet Schroeder, Claudine Soubrier, Michèle Girardon, Fred Junck

Votes: 3,846

Alexandria... Why? (1979)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

"Yahia", a young man living in the cosmopolitan Alexandria during World War II. Between his dreams, which up to Hollywood, and constraints of his life in the middle class, trying to be a ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Naglaa Fathi, Ahmed Zaki, Farid Shawqi, Mahmoud Al Meleji

Votes: 1,435

London River (2009)
6.8
67 metascore

London River (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Mystery

Two strangers come to discover the fate of their respective children in the 2005 terrorist attacks on London.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Sotigui Kouyaté, Sami Bouajila, Roschdy Zem

Votes: 3,565 | Gross: $0.00M

Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013)

120 min | Documentary

Seventy short films about cinema and its future.

Directors: Hala Abdallah, John Akomfrah, Catherine Breillat, Júlio Bressane, Rama Burshtein, Antonio Capuano, Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Isabel Coixet, Amiel Courtin-Wilson, Claire Denis, Lav Diaz, Amit Dutta, Atom Egoyan, Aleksey Fedorchenko, Frédéric Fonteyne, James Franco, Lluís Galter, Haile Gerima, Aleksey German Jr., Amos Gitai, Sang-soo Hong, Benoît Jacquot, Zhangke Jia, Semih Kaplanoglu, Kim Ki-duk, Abbas Kiarostami, Yorgos Lanthimos, Pablo Larraín, Tobias Lindholm, Guido Lombardi, Jazmín López, Samuel Maoz, Pietro Marcello, Brillante Mendoza, Celina Murga, Amir Naderi, Shirin Neshat, Nicolás Pereda, Franco Piavoli, Giuseppe Piccioni, Edgar Reitz, João Pedro Rodrigues, Walter Salles, Paul Schrader, Ulrich Seidl, Luca Severi, Sion Sono, Jean-Marie Straub, Tusi Tamasese, Tariq Teguia, Pablo Trapero, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Teresa Villaverde, Bing Wang, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Andrew Wonder, Yonfan, Krzysztof Zanussi, Karim Aïnouz, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jan Cvitkovic, Davide Ferrario, Monte Hellman, Marlen Khutsiev, Milcho Manchevski, Franco Maresco, Salvatore Mereu, Ermanno Olmi, Michele Placido, Todd Solondz, Shekhar Kapur, Heeraz Marfatia | Stars: Jessica Alexander, Bernardo Bertolucci, Lola Créton, Haile Gerima

Votes: 282

Hors la loi (2010)
6.6
59 metascore

Hors la loi (2010)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, War

A drama about the Algerian struggle for independence from France after WWII.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Chafia Boudraa

Votes: 3,683

Héliopolis (2020)

116 min | History, Drama

In the city of Guelma, which was once called Heliopolis in ancient times, the daily life of an Algerian family takes its usual course. But on May 8, 1945, the day the end of World War II ... See full summary »

Director: Djaffar Gacem | Stars: Souhila Mallem, Mehdi Ramdani, Cesar Duminil, Mourad Oudjit

Votes: 84

Honey Cigar (2020)

100 min | Drama

Selma, 17, who lives in a bourgeois and secular Berber family. When she meets Julien in college, she realizes for the first time the impact of patriarchal rules on her intimacy.

Director: Kamir Aïnouz | Stars: Zoé Adjani, Amira Casar, Lyès Salem, Louis Peres

Votes: 58

Le Bal (1983)

109 min | History, Musical

Dance moves, music and fashion mark the passage of time inside a Paris dance hall, throughout fifty years of history.

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Étienne Guichard, Régis Bouquet, Francesco De Rosa, Arnault LeCarpentier

Votes: 2,564

Nefta Football Club (2018)

17 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

In a Tunisian village, children are playing football on a wasteland. Meanwhile, Abdallah and Mohammed come across a donkey with headphones on his ears and bags full of a white powder on his... See full summary »

Director: Yves Piat | Stars: Eltayef Dhaoui, Mohamed Ali Ayari, Lyès Salem, Hichem Mesbah

Votes: 1,802

South Terminal (2019)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

In a country plunging into armed conflict, a doctor tries to do his duty against all odds, until the day his destiny is turned upside down.

Director: Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche | Stars: Ramzy Bedia, Amel Brahim-Djelloul, Slimane Dazi, Salim Ameur-Zaïmeche

Votes: 236

Brancaleone at the Crusades (1970)

116 min | Adventure, Fantasy, History

After saving an infant of royal blood, knight Brancaleone forms a new army and sets out to return the baby to his father: a prince fighting in the Crusades.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Adolfo Celi, Sandro Dori, Beba Loncar

Votes: 1,717

Chronicle of the Years of Fire (1975)

177 min | Drama

The beginings of the Algerian Revolution as seen through the eyes of a peasant.

Director: Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina | Stars: Yorgo Voyagis, Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, Leila Shenna, Cheikh Nourredine

Votes: 486

Matares (2020)

90 min | Drama

Mona, an 8-year-old Ivorian who fled the Ivory Coast, settled with her mother in Tipasa, an Algerian coastal town known for its Roman ruins 'Matares'. To pay the smuggler who will take it ... See full summary »

Director: Rachid Benhadj | Stars: Kobe Alix Hermann, Hacene Kerkache, Anis Salhi, Dorian Yohoo

Votes: 20

Ramparts of Clay (1970)

GP | 87 min | Drama

In an Algerian village, the workers of a salt mine go on strike because of low wages. The owner calls the army to control the men, but a young woman cuts off the water to force the troops to retreat.

Director: Jean-Louis Bertuccelli | Stars: Leila Shenna, Kricheche, Jean-Louis Trintignant

Votes: 98

The First Man (2011)

101 min | Drama

The first man is an adaptation of the unfinshed autobiographical novel "Le Premier Homme" by the french writer Albert Camus. It tells the story of Jacques Cormery and his childhood in Algeria.

Director: Gianni Amelio | Stars: Michel Crémadès, Jacques Gamblin, Mickaël Batret, Jean Benoit Souilh

Votes: 512

Until the Birds Return (2017)
6.4
61 metascore

Until the Birds Return (2017)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

Algeria today. Past and present collide in the lives of a newly wealthy property developer, a young woman torn between the path of reason and sentiment and an ambitious neurologist impeded by wartime wrongdoings.

Director: Karim Moussaoui | Stars: Mohamed Djouhri, Hania Amar, Hassan Kechache, Mehdi Ramdani

Votes: 272

Camp de Thiaroye (1988)

157 min | Drama, War

In this semi-autobiographical film, black soldiers help to defend France, but are detained in prison camp before being repatriated home.

Directors: Ousmane Sembene, Thierno Faty Sow | Stars: Sidiki Bakaba, Hamed Camara, Ismaila Cissé, Ababacar Sy Cissé

Votes: 487

Inch'Allah dimanche (2001)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama

The story of an immigrant woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he's been living for the ... See full summary »

Director: Yamina Benguigui | Stars: Fejria Deliba, Rabia Mokeddem, Amina Annabi, Anass Behri

Votes: 520

Rachida (2002)

100 min | Drama

A look at terrorism in Algeria through the eyes of Rachida, a teacher in one of the school districts.

Director: Yamina Bachir | Stars: Ibtissem Djouadi, Bahia Rachedi, Rachida Messaoui En, Hamid Remas

Votes: 349

The Algerian (2014)

99 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

An international political thriller about the colliding worlds of the Middle East and America. The story follows one man's journey across the globe from Algeria to the U.S. as a part of a terrorist sleeper cell.

Director: Giovanni Zelko | Stars: Ben Youcef, Candice Coke, Harry Lennix, Tara Holt

Votes: 192 | Gross: $0.07M

Abou Leila (2019)

135 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Algeria, 1994. S. and Lotfi, two childhood friends, cross the desert in search of Abu Leila, a dangerous terrorist.

Director: Amin Sidi-Boumédiène | Stars: Slimane Benouari, Lyès Salem, Azouz Abdelkader, Fouad Megiraga

Votes: 200

Viva Laldjérie (2004)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

This movie portrays three women living in today's Algeria between modern society and Islamic fundamentalism, self-determination and dependence. Goucem, a young woman who works for a ... See full summary »

Director: Nadir Moknèche | Stars: Lubna Azabal, Biyouna, Nadia Kaci, Jalil Naciri

Votes: 509

Yasmine Nayar: La Wela (2017 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

Algerian sex symbol and singer Yasmine in new hot music video with bikini showing off her perfect body.

Director: Cristiano | Star: Yasmine Nayar

Fadhma N'Soumer (2014)

110 min | Drama, History, War

This film, is about the courage and the determination of a young woman in djurdjur''as mountain in Algeria, fighting for her ancestor land during the earlier years of french occupation.

Director: Belkacem Hadjadj | Stars: Laëtitia Eïdo, Assaad Bouab, Melha Bossard, Melha Maameri

Votes: 14

The Blessed (2017)

102 min | Drama

Follows a handful of characters living in Algiers in the wake of a civil war that lasted throughout the 1990s.

Director: Sofia Djama | Stars: Sami Bouajila, Nadia Kaci, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Amine Lansari

Votes: 198

143 Sahara Street (2019)

100 min | Documentary

In the middle of the Algerian Sahara, in her relay, a woman writes her History, she welcomes, for a cigarette, a coffee or eggs, truckers, wandering beings and dreams, Her name is Malika.

Director: Hassen Ferhani | Stars: Chawki Amari, Samir El Hakim

Votes: 104

Yasmine Nayar: Eysh Eysh (2017 Video)

3 min | Short, Music

"Eysh Eysh" (What) is a song recorded by the Algerian singer and sex symbol Yasmine Nayar and released as a single in 2017. The song was erotic and a considerable success in its native ... See full summary »

Star: Yasmine Nayar

Nardjes A. (2020)

Documentary

Accompanying activist Nardjes with his camera, Karim Aïnouz captures a picture of a youth that is confidently taking to the streets for a democratic future for Algeria, the country for ... See full summary »

Director: Karim Aïnouz

Votes: 16

Gates of the Sun (2014)

90 min | Action

An Algerian secret agent has to destroy an undercover paramilitary organization that plans to strike against the country and its people.

Director: Jean-Marc Minéo | Stars: Zakaria Ramdane, Smaïn, Lorie Pester, Sofia Nouacer

Votes: 256

Augustine: Son of Her Tears (2019)

99 min | Biography, Drama, Family

Parisian filmmaker Hedi returns to his native Algeria to create a documentary about St. Augustine, the philosopher and theologian who shaped Western thought. In parallel stories the two men... See full summary »

Director: Samir Seif | Stars: Najla Ben Abdallah, Aïcha Ben Ahmed, Ahmed Amine Ben Saad, Imad Benchenni

Eyes of a Thief (2014)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

A father with a dangerous secret searches for his daughter.

Director: Najwa Najjar | Stars: Kal Naga, Souad Massi, Suhail Haddad, Malak Ermileh

Votes: 373

Zanj Revolution (2013)

137 min | Drama

Ibn Battuta works as a journalist for an Algerian daily newspaper. While covering community clashes in Southern Algeria, he finds himself incidentally picking up the trail of long forgotten... See full summary »

Director: Tariq Teguia | Stars: Wassim Mohamed Ajawi, Fethi Ghares, Sean Gullette, Faek Homaissi

Votes: 37

Al-asfour (1972)

105 min | Drama

Set shortly before and during the Six Day War in June of 1967, The Sparrow follows a young police officer stationed in a small village in Upper Egypt whose inhabitants suffer from the harassment of a corrupt businessman.

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Salah Qabil, Ali El Sherif, Mahmoud Al Meleji, Seif Abdelrahman

Votes: 282

The Emir Abd El-Kader

Action, Biography, Drama | Announced

Plot unknown.

Sultan Ashour 10 (2015– )

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Before he died, the "Sultan Boualem" decided to elect his successor among his two children: the "El amir Kamel" and the "El amir Ashour". Finally, he chooses "Ashour", which provokes the ... See full summary »

Stars: Blaha Benziane, Lilia Bouyahiaoui, Kawther El Bardi, Sid Ahmed Agoumi

Votes: 169

Cheba Sabah: Allo Madame (2017 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Music clip of Algerian Rai singer Cheba Sabah.

Director: Regard | Star: Sabah Negraz

Mascarades (2008)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy

Mounir Mekbek lives with his family in a small village in the heart of the Algerian countryside. Very proud and sure of himself, he has only one dream- to finally be appreciated by his ... See full summary »

Director: Lyès Salem | Stars: Lyès Salem, Sarah Reguieg, Rym Takoucht, Merouane Zmirli

Votes: 356

Switchers (2013)

Comedy

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Stars: Nell Bellili, Aziz Boukrouni, Ahmed Zitouni

Votes: 33

Death Walks in Laredo (1967)

95 min | Action, Comedy, Western

A gunman teams up with his long-lost brothers--a French hypnotist and a Japanese kung-fu expert--to fight a villain who is obsessed with Roman emperor Julius Caesar, to the point of having ... See full summary »

Director: Enzo Peri | Stars: Thomas Hunter, James Shigeta, Nadir Moretti, Gianna Serra

Votes: 88

Zeus (I) (2016)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

Manuel Teixeira Gomes the Portuguese President who left everything behind with only one premise: become who he really wanted to be

Director: Paulo Filipe | Stars: Sinde Filipe, Idir Benebouiche, Amel Malhan Hanifi, Boulem Zeblah

Votes: 53

L'asino d'oro: processo per fatti strani contro Lucius Apuleius cittadino romano (1970)

99 min | Comedy

In ancient Mauretania, the young Roman Lucius Apuleius and his friend Aristomene run into a series of misadventures.

Director: Sergio Spina | Stars: Samy Pavel, Barbara Bouchet, Marisa Fabbri, John Steiner

Votes: 17

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