Most Popular Titles With Primary Country of Origin Algeria


1. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War

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95 Metascore

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: 45,791 | Gross: $0.06M

2. Days of Glory (2006)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

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82 Metascore

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: 13,051 | Gross: $0.32M

3. The Blessed (2017)

102 min | Drama

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

Director: Sofia Djama | Stars: Salima Abada, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Adam Bessa, Sami Bouajila

Votes: 101

4. Ila akher ezaman (2017)

93 min | Drama

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

5. Rih rabani (2018)

96 min | Drama

6.6
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Director: Merzak Allouache | Stars: Abdelatif Benahmed, Hacène Benzerari, Sarah Layssac, Mohamed Oughlis

Votes: 7

6. Ahdat sanawovach el-djamr (1975)

177 min | Drama

7.8
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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: 399

7. Fouilleurs Nés (2018)

Crime

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Two cops from Algiers crime squad investigate a murder after an unknown body is found in a municipal dump by a couple of kids.

Director: Djamel Azizi | Stars: Mustafa Laribi, Ali Zarif, Arslane Lerari, Hamid Amirouche

8. L'opium et le baton (1969)

135 min | Action, Drama, War

7.6
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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: 62

9. Les portes du soleil: Algérie pour toujours (2014)

90 min | Action

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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: 229

10. Carnaval fi Dachra (1994)

120 min | Comedy

7.4
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Makhlouf Bombardier, decides to be elected mayor of a dechra (village). So he surrounds himself with his partners to organize a great campaign for his election. Bombardier became the mayor ... See full summary »

Director: Mohamed Oukassi | Stars: Hamid Achouri, Salah Aougrout, Athmane Ariout, Lakhder Boukhers

Votes: 142

11. Le puits (2016)

96 min | Drama

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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: 408

12. Sultan Ashour 10 (2015– )

30 min | Comedy

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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: Sid Ahmed Agoumi, Nadia Alahoum, Yasmine Ammari, Salah Aougrout

Votes: 60

13. Rachida (2002)

100 min | Drama

7.0
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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: 296

14. Fadhma N'Soumer (2014)

110 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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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: 6

15. Les folles années du twist (1985)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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"Any cause,as just as it can be ,spawns scheming,cowardice,fright and treason"

Director: Mahmoud Zemmouri | Stars: Jacques Villeret, Mustapha El Anka, Malik Lakhdar-Hamina, Fawzi B. Saichi

Votes: 31

16. Little Senegal (2000)

97 min | Drama

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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: 385

17. Mascarades (2008)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy

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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: 321

18. Omar Gatlato (1977)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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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: 106

19. Parfums d'Alger (2012)

108 min

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

20. Un jour de mariage (2018)

15 min | Short

6.1
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Director: Elias Belkeddar | Stars: Milou Berra, Said Belhamra

Votes: 15

21. Bab El Oued City (1994)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

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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: 168

22. Madame Courage (2015)

90 min | Drama

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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: 75

23. Cheb (1991)

79 min | Drama

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Drama about a young Algerian man who studied in Paris, France. After school he returns to his native country - Algeria. But nobody wants to know him, meet him, nobody understands him nor ... See full summary »

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Mourad Bounaas, Nozha Khouadra, Pierre-Loup Rajot, Boualem Benani

Votes: 58

24. The Emir Abd El-Kader

Action, Biography, Drama | Announced

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25. Contre-pouvoirs (2015)

97 min | Documentary

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Director: Malek Bensmaïl

Votes: 7

26. L'Oranais (2014)

128 min | Drama, History

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During the first years of Algeria's independence, Djaffar and Hamid embrace a bright and promising future. After several decades, secrets and betrayals drive them apart.

Director: Lyès Salem | Stars: Lyès Salem, Khaled Benaïssa, Djemel Barek, Amal Kateb

Votes: 150

27. Crépuscule des ombres (2014)

114 min | Drama

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set in the Algerian War. A determined French commander, who believes Algeria belongs to France, must deal with a soldier who rebels when asked to execute an Algerian freedom fighter, The ... See full summary »

Director: Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina | Stars: Samir Boitard, Nicolas Bridet, Laurent Hennequin, Bernard Montiel

Votes: 24

28. Automne... Octobre à Alger (1993)

92 min | Drama

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Director: Malik Lakhdar-Hamina | Stars: Malik Lakhdar-Hamina, Nina Koritz, Merwan Lakhdar-Hamina, Sid Ahmed Agoumi

Votes: 21

29. Layla (1989)

90 min

5.9
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Director: Taieb Louhichi | Stars: Sid Ahmed Agoumi, Tarik Akan, Fatima Ben Saïdane, Safy Boutella

Votes: 19

30. Khamsa (2014– )

Action, Comedy, Fantasy

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Stars: Mustafa Laribi, Melissa Mars, Nora Ben Zerari, Amin Harfouch

31. Harragas (2009)

95 min | Drama

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Set in the northern Algerian port city of Mostaganem. The title refers to the hordes of refugees, the 'Harragas', who smuggle themselves out of the country via any means possible. Here we ... See full summary »

Director: Merzak Allouache | Stars: Lamia Boussekine, Nabil Asli, Samir El Hakim, Seddik Benyagoub

Votes: 118

32. Frontières (2001)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

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Seven Africans, one woman and six men, decide to enter Europe clandestinely to start a new life. Together, they face dangers and obstacles, but as they get closer to Tangiers, the last stop... See full summary »

Director: Mostefa Djadjam | Stars: Lou Dante, Clarisse Luambo, Ona Lu Yenke, Diouc Koma

Votes: 25

33. La nouba des femmes du mont Chenoua (1979)

115 min

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Director: Assia Djebbar

Votes: 25

34. L'inspecteur Tahar Marque le But (1977)

117 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport

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A simple case of a car accident in the city of Oran turns into a real criminal investigation led by Inspector Tahar and his sidekick apprentice.

Director: Kaddour Brahim Zakaria | Stars: Hadj Abderrahmane, Yahia Ben Mabrouk, Zoubida Ben Bahi, Boumedienne Sirat

35. Loubia hamra (2013)

80 min | Drama

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Director: Narimane Mari | Stars: Adlane Aïssani, Amir Nourine, Bilal Azil, Chems-Edine Boudjema

Votes: 29

36. Les vacances de l'inspecteur Tahar (1972)

110 min | Comedy

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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: 89

37. Switchers (2013)

Comedy

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Stars: Nell Bellili, Aziz Boukrouni, Ahmed Zitouni

Votes: 5

38. Chronique de mon village (2016)

Drama

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CHRONICLES OF MY VILLAGE is the story of Bachir's childhood during the Algerian war of independence. The film considers how a child's innocence, curiosity and dreams can play alongside the ... See full summary »

Director: Karim Traïdia | Stars: Malik Bakhouche, Fatima Ben Saïdane, Mouni Bouallam, Lucien Guignard

Votes: 7

39. The Last Passenger (2010)

7 min | Short, Drama, Music

5.2
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A young man jumps from a cliff. Before leaving forever, his soul pays a visit to to his two impossible loves: a woman and the stage of a concert hall.

Director: Mounes Khammar | Stars: Mohammed Adjaimi, Arslen, Malika Belbey, Ahmed Benaissa

Votes: 15

40. L'attente des femmes (2001)

82 min | Drama

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In the 1920s, the Aurassienne country is one of the poorest regions of Algeria, often ravaged by long winters, famine and disease. Brahim a master craftsman, is one of the richest men in ... See full summary »

Director: Naguel Belouad | Stars: Tounes Ait Ali, Abdallah Bouzida, Achachi Doudja, Sonia Mekkiou

Votes: 12

41. Rih al awras (1967)

95 min | Drama, War

6.3
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a story about the suffering of a mother (Kalthoum) from the Auras region whose husband died after aerial bombardment of the house by the French army during colonial days also the capture of... See full summary »

Director: Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina | Stars: Keltoum, Mohamed Chouikh, Hassan Hassani, Thania Timgad

Votes: 63

42. Pieces of Lives, Pieces of Dreams (2012)

100 min | Documentary

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You don't need a gun to be a rebellious cinematographer, but you need to be a witness on your history.

Director: Hamid Benamra | Stars: Mustapha Boutadjine, Salah Teskouk, Tommie Smith, Henri Alleg

43. L'autre monde (2001)

95 min | Crime, Drama, War

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53 Metascore

A young French-Algerian woman travels to Algeria in search for her fiance. Determined to find his whereabouts, she is facing political and religious obstacles in a country that is struggling with the aftermath of a civil war.

Director: Merzak Allouache | Stars: Marie Brahimi, Karim Bouaiche, Nazim Boudjenah, Michèle Moretti

Votes: 52

44. Le Clandestin (1989)

90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

9.2
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a story about a group of people trying to travel to Algiers but the problem is in the way of travel as all the buses that pass are completely filled and no one wants to take them. then ... See full summary »

Director: Benamar Bakhti | Stars: Aziz Anick, Athmane Ariout, Yahia Ben Mabrouk, Ahmed Benaissa

Votes: 33

45. Hizam (2016)

86 min | Documentary

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How an Algerian filmmaker looks at feminity and dancing

Director: Hamid Benamra | Stars: Assia Guemra, Mohamed Malas, Linda Hadj, Rachida Jorf

46. Leïla et les autres (1977)

Drama

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Director: Sid Ali Mazif | Stars: Aida, Biyouna, Nadia Samir

47. El taaib (2012)

87 min | Crime, Drama

5.4
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Thanks to the "civilian agreement" law, an Islamist is pardoned and reinstalled in society. He soon understands law doesn't erase the crimes he committed.

Director: Merzak Allouache | Stars: Nabil Asli, Adila Bendimerad, Khaled Benaïssa

Votes: 105

48. Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther (1970)

73 min | Documentary, Biography

5.9
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Cleaver, on film as in life, is a complex mixture of profound political insight, socially crystallized ghetto cultural patterns and a multifaceted human personality.

Director: William Klein | Stars: Eldridge Cleaver, Kathleen Cleaver

Votes: 36

49. Hassan, Terrorist (1968)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Living in Algiers in 1956 is no bed of roses. Especially when you are a meek little fellow called Hassan who, to stay out of trouble, is all things to all people and whose only act of "... See full summary »

Director: Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina | Stars: Tayeb Abou El Hassan, Mahieddine Bachtarzi, Balvet, Abou Djamel

Votes: 42

50. N'sibi (2014)

22 min | Short, Drama

4.4
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Setif, in present-day, Ali, a young man from the lower class leads a dull, narrow and isolated life. One evening, he is forced to give his sister-in-law a ride home, yet Habiba's ways are in total contradiction with his own values.

Director: Hassène Bélaïd | Stars: Bouchta Saïdoun, Malik Benchiha

Votes: 5



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