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

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: 254

Z (1969)
8.2
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: 27,292 | Gross: $0.08M

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: 58,080 | Gross: $0.06M

DNA (2020)

TV-MA | 90 min | Drama

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: 983

Papicha (2019)
7.0
69 metascore

Papicha (2019)

R | 108 min | Drama

In 1997 Algiersm terrorists wanting an archaic Islamic state are everywhere. They oppress women, determined to control their bodies, clothing, and public space. Young student Nedjma is passionate about creating a fashion show.

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

Votes: 2,619

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: 14,504 | Gross: $0.32M

The Stranger (1967)

Approved | 104 min | Drama

A man faces a trial for murder. The court is biased because of his personal qualities.

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

Votes: 2,546

Sisters (2020)

99 min | Drama

How three sisters tear each other apart when one of them decides to tell the life of their dying father in the theater.

Director: Yamina Benguigui | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Rachida Brakni, Maïwenn, Hafsia Herzi

Votes: 85

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: 1,650

Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013)

120 min | Documentary, Drama

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, 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, Hong Sang-soo, Paul Schrader, Ulrich Seidl, Luca Severi, Jean-Marie Straub, Tusi Tamasese, Tariq Teguia, Pablo Trapero, Athina Rachel Tsangari, 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, Sion Sono, Kounosuke Tsukamoto, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Shekhar Kapur, Heeraz Marfatia | Stars: Jessica Alexander, Bernardo Bertolucci, Lola Créton, Haile Gerima

Votes: 331

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: 4,601

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: Forest Whitaker, Ellen Burstyn, Harvey Keitel, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 2,159

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: 3,701 | Gross: $0.00M

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: 2,732

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: 30

Outside the Law (2010)
6.6
59 metascore

Outside the Law (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: 3,858

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: 1,002

Mariner of the Mountains (2021)

95 min | Romance

Based on the personal background of director Karim Aïnouz, follows an incredible journey through space and time.

Director: Karim Aïnouz

Votes: 61

Héliopolis (2021)

116 min | Drama, History

In region of Guelma, a small village called Heliopolis , the daily life of an Algerian family takes its usual course. But on May 8, 1945, the day the end of World War II was announced, ... See full summary »

Director: Djaffar Gacem | Stars: Aziz Boukrouni, Mehdi Ramdani, Souhila Mallem, Alexis Rangheard

Votes: 280

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: 214

Abou Leila (2019)

135 min | Drama, 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: 274

Switchers (2013)

Comedy

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Stars: Nell Bellili, Aziz Boukrouni, Ahmed Zitouni

Votes: 40

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: 442

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: 1,823

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: 19

The First Man (2011)

101 min | Drama

The first man is an adaptation of the unfinished 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: 540

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: 536

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: 539

The Rooftops (2013)

92 min | Drama

On the structure of the five daily prayers of the Muslim rite, the film tells us a day like any other in Algiers lived from various terraces of the buildings.

Director: Merzak Allouache | Stars: Adila Bendimerad, Nassima Belmihoub, Ahcène Benzerrari, Aïssa Chouat

Votes: 74

The Algerian (2014)

99 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

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

Votes: 225 | Gross: $0.07M

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: 1,941

La montagne de Baya (1997)

116 min

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Director: Azzeddine Meddour | Stars: Djamila Amzal, Abderrhamane Debiane, Ali Ighil Ali, Ouardia Kessi

Votes: 21

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: 317

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: 60

Road to Istanbul (2016)

92 min | Drama, Thriller

Elisabeth lives with her daughter Elodie in Belgium. When the police inform her that her daughter has left the country to join the ranks of Islamic State in Syria, she begins to investigate.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Astrid Whettnall, Pauline Burlet, Patricia Ide, Abel Jafri

Votes: 211

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: 166

Until the End of Time (2017)

93 min | Drama

In the remote cemetery of Sidi Boulekbour, Ali, an elderly gravedigger, meets 60-year-old widow Johar, who is visiting her sister's grave for the first time after the death of her husband. ... See full summary »

Director: Yasmine Chouikh | Stars: Djillali Boudjemaa, Jamila Arres, Mohamed Takiret, Imen Nouel

Votes: 37

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: 280

The Emir Abd El-Kader

Action, Biography, Drama | Announced

Plot unknown.

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: 378

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: 528

West Indies (1979)

110 min | Drama, Musical

This vast musical fresco covers hundreds of years of history from enslavement to 20th-century immigration. Set on an enormous slave ship and boasts a dazzling array of brilliant choreography, wide-ranging musical styles and sharp satire.

Director: Med Hondo | Stars: Cyril Aventurin, Fernand Berset, Roland Bertin, Gérard Bloncourt

Votes: 61

Yasmine Nayar: Eysh Eysh (2017 Music Video)

3 min | 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

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: 304

Nardjes A. (2020)

80 min | 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: 29

Le sang des loups (2019)

98 min | Thriller

Khaled, police inspector infiltrate a gang of traffickers.

Director: Amar Sifodil | Stars: Youcef Sehairi, Mourad Oudjit, Abdelkrim Beriber, Mohamed Djouhri

Votes: 9

Inch'Allah dimanche (2001)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama

Zouina is a woman who is torn from her home in Algeria. With her 3 children and her mother-in-law, she rejoins her husband in a foreign, unaccommodating land.

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

Votes: 550

Omar Gatlato (1977)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

A somewhat cynical but realistic look at the alienation of men in Algerian society.

Director: Merzak Allouache | Stars: Boualem Benani, Aziz Degga, Farida Guenaneche, Rabah Leghaa

Votes: 153

Hi Cousin! (1996)

98 min | Comedy

Salut Cousin! is the tale of two Algerian cousins and their mishaps in the racially volatile environment of Paris.

Director: Merzak Allouache | Stars: Gad Elmaleh, Messaoud Hattau, Magaly Berdy, Ann-Gisel Glass

Votes: 298

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: 108

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