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

Papicha (2019)

106 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: 227

The Battle of Algiers (1966)
8.1
95 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: 48,099 | Gross: $0.06M

Z (1969)

M/PG | 127 min | Crime, Drama, History

Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.

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

Votes: 21,787 | Gross: $0.08M

Days of Glory (2006)
7.0
82 metascore

Days of Glory (2006)

R | 120 min | 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: 13,451 | 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: 2,007

I Still Hide to Smoke (2016)

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: 457

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: 21

Two Men in Town (2014)
5.6
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, Harvey Keitel, Ellen Burstyn, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 1,848

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: 3,482

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, Abbas Kiarostami, Ki-duk Kim, 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: 224

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: 2,313

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: 1,095

Abou Leila (2019)

135 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 33

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: 3,459 | Gross: $0.00M

South Terminal (2019)

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: Djemel Barek, Ramzy Bedia, Amel Brahim-Djelloul, Slimane Dazi

Votes: 5

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: 3,248

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: 414

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: 175

Until the Birds Return (2017)

113 min | Drama

Three stories set in today's Algeria. In Algiers, Mourad, a property developer is wealthy and more or less satisfied with his lot but he does not know how to make happy those close to him; ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 192

The Algerian (2014)

99 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

The Algerian is an international political thriller about the colliding worlds of the Middle East and America. It follows Ali (Ben Youcef) across the world from Algeria to New York, Las ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 197 | Gross: $0.07M

Elise, or Real Life (1970)

104 min | Drama

In 1957, Elise Le Tellier, a young woman from Bordeaux, decides to join her brother Lucien, a revolutionary who has decided to become a worker instead of a notable. Lucien has secured a ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Drach | Stars: Marie-José Nat, Mohamed Chouikh, Bernadette Lafont, Jean-Pierre Bisson

Votes: 85

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, Stefania Sandrelli, Beba Loncar

Votes: 1,532

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

The Well (2016)

96 min | Drama

Set during the Algerian War of Independence. In the film, the French army surrounds a southern Algerian village where they believe an enemy is being hidden and force the inhabitants to either confront the issue or die of thirst.

Director: Lotfi Bouchouchi | Stars: Nadia Kaci, Laurent Maurel, Layla Metssitane, Ourais Achour

Votes: 409

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: 431

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: 12

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: 350

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: 271

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: 508

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: 332

Divine Wind (2018)

96 min | Drama

Algerian desert drama becomes a seesaw of love and death when two young jihadists meet to bomb an oil refinery.

Director: Merzak Allouache | Stars: Abdelatif Benahmed, Hacène Benzerari, Sarah Layssac, Mohamed Oughlis

Votes: 20

Raja Meziane: Allo le Système! (2019 Video)

3 min | Short, Music

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Director: Dee Tox | Star: Raja Meziane

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: 472

West Indies (1979)

110 min | Drama

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

Votes: 31

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: 239

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: 242

Viva Algeria (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: 486

Nefta Football Club (2018)

17 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

In a Maroccan village, children play football on an improvise field. Meanwhile, Abdallah and Mohammed come across a donkey with a headphone on his hears and bags full of a white powder on ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 65

Bab El Oued City (1994)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

Follows the conflict between a young Algerian man and the local Islamic fundamentalists.

Director: Merzak Allouache | Stars: Nadia Kaci, Mohamed Ourdache, Hassan Abidou, Mabrouk Ait Amara

Votes: 176

Nass Mlah City (2002–2006)

20 min | Comedy

Nass Mlah City (Nice People City) consists of several Algerian actors considered among the best in the country whose personages change according to roles in each episode. It is considered ... See full summary »

Stars: Biyouna, Rachid Zighmi, Bachir Benmohamed, Hacène Benzerari

Votes: 8

L'opium et le baton (1969)

135 min | Action, Drama, War

An Algerian doctor decides to leave the troubles in Algiers and goes back to his hometown, a small village lost in the mountains. There, however, the situation is explosive as well, as the ... See full summary »

Director: Ahmed Rachedi | Stars: Marie-José Nat, Sid Ali Kouiret, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Claude Bercq

Votes: 71

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: 114

The Emir Abd El-Kader

Action, Biography, Drama | Announced

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Lotfi (2015)

170 min | Action, Biography, Drama

The film relates the career of Colonel Lotfi, whose real name is Benali Boudghene, since his beginnings as an activist in Tlemcen where, with his classmates from high school, he posted the ... See full summary »

Director: Ahmed Rachedi | Stars: Youcef Sehairi, Ahmed Rezzak, Hassan Kechache, Boulem Zeblah

Votes: 5

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

Cheba Sabah: Allo Madame (2017 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Music clip of Algerian Rai singer Cheba Sabah.

Director: Regard | Star: Sabah Negraz

Parfums d'Alger (2012)

108 min

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Director: Rachid Benhadj | Stars: Sid Ahmed Agoumi, Alessio Boni, Chafia Boudraa, Monica Guerritore

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: 308

Beyond the Lake (2012)

53 min | Documentary, Drama

The Documentary represents the wild nature in a very beautiful lake in Reghaia, classified in Ramsar Convention list.

Director: Rabie Rahou | Star: Mohamed Bouregaa

Madame Courage (2015)

90 min | Drama

Omar, a futureless teenager, loves his dose of Madame Courage. He forgets his struggle, feels invincible and steals what he wants. That is, until he encounters Selma.

Director: Merzak Allouache | Stars: Adlane Djemil, Lamia Bezoiui, Leila Tilmatine, Faidhi Zohra

Votes: 106

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