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
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, Tommaso Neri

Votes: 47,066 | 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: 21,318 | Gross: $0.08M

Days of Glory (2006)
7.1
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: 13,325 | 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: 1,946

Papicha (2019)

106 min | Drama

Algiers, 1997. The country is in the hands of terrorist groups, seeking to establish an Islamic and archaic state. Women are particularly affected and oppressed by primitive diktas, who ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 66

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: 394

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, Haile Gerima, Bernardo Greco

Votes: 217

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

Votes: 1,815

Outside the Law (2010)
6.6
59 metascore

Outside the Law (2010)

Unrated | 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: 3,415

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 Kachach, Mehdi Ramdani

Votes: 184

Le Bal (1983)

109 min | History, Musical

The 50 year story of a ballroom in France, from the 1920s. The people who go there is always the same, even the musicians. You can see all kind of people dancing all the fashion dances (... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,284

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: 3,435 | Gross: $0.00M

Abou Leila (2019)

135 min

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: 7

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: 1,049

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: 195 | Gross: $0.07M

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 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: 3,174

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: 469

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: 238

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: 420

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: 20

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

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: 480

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: 1,495

West Indies (1979)

110 min | Drama

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

Votes: 25

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: 326

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: 405

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: 162

Al-asfour (1974)

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: 231

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 Kachach, Boulem Zeblah

Votes: 5

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: 68

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: 501

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: 6

Dakious & Makious (2018– )

Comedy

Two old scammers embark on various foolish ventures that never end well.

Stars: Nabil Asli, Nassim Haddouche, Cherif Bendaoud, Mohamed Chayed

Votes: 20

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: 346

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: Kaouthar Bardi, Blaha Benziane, Lilia Bouyahiaoui, Sid Ahmed Agoumi

Votes: 72

The Emir Abd El-Kader

Action, Biography, Drama | Announced

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Inspector Tahar's Holiday (1972)

110 min | Comedy

L'inspecteur Tahar (Hadj Abderrahmane) et son adjoint que l'on appelle l'Apprenti (Yahia Ben Mabrouk), s'efforcent résoudre les enquêtes qui leurs sont confiés.

Director: Moussa Haddad | Stars: Hadj Abderrahmane, Yahia Ben Mabrouk, Salah El Mahdi, Zohra Faiza

Votes: 100

The Most Gentle Confessions (1971)

95 min | Crime, Drama

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Director: Édouard Molinaro | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Roger Hanin, Caroline Cellier, Marc Porel

Votes: 53

3 pistole contro Cesare (1967)

95 min | 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: 71

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: 306

Cartouches gauloises (2007)

92 min | Drama

A pair of childhood friends spend a spring together before the summer Algeria's war of Independence.

Director: Mehdi Charef | Stars: Mohamed Faouzi Ali Cherif, Thomas Millet, Tolga Cayir, Julien Amate

Votes: 170

Sandstorm (1982)

103 min | Drama

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Director: Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina | Stars: Nadir Benguedih, Himmoud Brahimi, Hadja, Sabrina Hannach

Votes: 16

Morituri (2007)

116 min | Crime, Drama

In the civil war that tears apart Algeria in the 1990s, police chief Brahim Llob hunts down Islamists extremists on a daily basis. Having become the favorite target for them, it is with ... See full summary »

Director: Okacha Touita | Stars: Miloud Khetib, Azzedine Bouraghda, Boualem Benani, Ahmed Benaissa

Votes: 17

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: 45

Bechwech (2016 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

"Bechwech" (slowly) is a song recorded by the Algerian singer Yasmine Nayar in 2016 and released as a single in 2016. The song was a considerable success in its native Algeria and also ... See full summary »

Director: Ziad Khoury | Star: Yasmine Nayar

Timelife (2019)

113 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

A poet chooses to give birth alone at home surrounded by characters pregnant with their dreams. The narrative takes root in each moment of reality. The truth extracted from context is fictionalized. A way of staging life.

Director: Hamid Benamra | Stars: Stephanie Benamra, Mohamed Malas, Maïk Darah, Sébastien Benoist

Votes: 7

Switchers (2013)

Comedy

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Stars: Nell Bellili, Aziz Boukrouni, Ahmed Zitouni

Votes: 5

Little Senegal (2000)

97 min | Drama

After many years of having worked as a tour guide at the Senegalese slave museum, Alloune decides to go to America in search of his ancestors. They were taken away from his village 200 years ago and sold as slaves in the New World.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Sotigui Kouyaté, Sharon Hope, Roschdy Zem, Karim Traoré

Votes: 388

Zabana! (2012)

107 min | Drama, History, War

Algeria's entry for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, "Zabana" chronicles the life of Ahmed Zabana, a man who fought for Algerian freedom in the Battle of Algiers. This film chronicles ... See full summary »

Director: Saïd Ould Khelifa | Stars: Imad Benchenni, Khaled Benaïssa, Abdelkader Djeriou, Nicolas Pignon

Votes: 36

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