Israeli movies

by dutchclick | created - 23 Oct 2011 | updated - 30 Apr 2012 | Public

Israeli (and sometimes Jewish theme) movies I saw and probably (otherwise forgotten) liked... ;-)

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1. Lemon Tree (2008)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, War

74 Metascore

The story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemontree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down.

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Rona Lipaz-Michael, Ali Suliman, Doron Tavory

Votes: 6,255 | Gross: $0.57M

2. Kadosh (1999)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

70 Metascore

Two sisters become victims of the patriarchal, ultra-orthodox society.

Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Yaël Abecassis, Yoram Hattab, Meital Berdah, Uri Klauzner

Votes: 1,696 | Gross: $0.74M

3. Ajami (2009)

Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

Ajami is the religiously mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. These are five stories about the everyday life in Ajami.

Directors: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani | Stars: Fouad Habash, Nisrin Siksik, Elias Saba, Youssef Sahwani

Votes: 5,938 | Gross: $0.62M

4. Another Way (2009)

75 min | Documentary, Drama, War

NOA was chosen to sing at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. Away from the Israeli public eye NOA, is considered to be the leading Israeli singing artist abroad. She has no need for the ... See full summary »

Director: Yariv Mozer | Stars: Mira Awad, Achinoam Nini

Saw this at screening in DOK, Public Library Delft.

5. The Band's Visit (2007)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

80 Metascore

A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.

Director: Eran Kolirin | Stars: Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour

Votes: 12,815 | Gross: $3.05M

6. Beaufort (2007)

Unrated | 131 min | Action, Drama, War

The story of a group of Israeli soldiers stationed in an outpost prior to the withdrawal of forces of 2000.

Director: Joseph Cedar | Stars: Alon Aboutboul, Adi Adouan, Ya'akov Ahimeir, Guy Apriat

Votes: 4,489 | Gross: $0.10M

7. Broken Wings (2002)

R | 87 min | Drama

75 Metascore

Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.

Director: Nir Bergman | Stars: Orly Silbersatz, Maya Maron, Nitai Gvirtz, Daniel Magon

Votes: 2,351 | Gross: $0.41M

8. The Bubble (2006)

Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the ... See full summary »

Director: Eytan Fox | Stars: Ohad Knoller, Yousef 'Joe' Sweid, Daniella Wircer, Alon Friedman

Votes: 5,331 | Gross: $0.16M

9. Eyes Wide Open (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

A married, Orthodox, Jerusalem butcher and Jewish father of four falls in love with his handsome, 22-year-old male apprentice, triggering the suspicions of his wife and the disapproval of his Orthodox community.

Director: Haim Tabakman | Stars: Zohar Shtrauss, Ran Danker, Tinkerbell, Tzahi Grad

Votes: 5,978 | Gross: $0.02M

10. I Shot My Love (2009)

56 min | Documentary

Seventy years after his grandfather escapes from Nazi Germany to Palestine, Israeli documentary director Tomer Heymann returns to the country of his ancestors to present his film "Paper ... See full summary »

Director: Tomer Heymann | Stars: Tomer Heymann, Zvi Heymann, Wieland Speck

Votes: 100

Saw this at Cinematheque Tel Aviv

11. James' Journey to Jerusalem (2003)

Unrated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

65 Metascore

During his journey to Jerusalem young James learns the meaning of being Israeli.

Director: Ra'anan Alexandrowicz | Stars: Siyabonga Melongisi Shibe, Salim Dau, Arieh Elias, Sandra Schonwald

Votes: 560 | Gross: $0.06M

12. Lebanon (2009)

R | 93 min | Drama, War

85 Metascore

During the First Lebanon War in 1982, a lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town.

Director: Samuel Maoz | Stars: Yoav Donat, Itay Tiran, Oshri Cohen, Michael Moshonov

Votes: 10,987 | Gross: $0.37M

13. Tehilim (2007)

96 min | Drama

A family in Jerusalem is torn apart by the mysterious disappearance of their father after a tragic car accident.

Director: Raphaël Nadjari | Stars: Michael Moshonov, Limor Goldstein, Shmuel Vilozni, Ilan Dar

Votes: 251

14. Walk on Water (2004)

R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

65 Metascore

Following the suicide of his wife, an Israeli intelligence agent is assigned to befriend the grandchildren of a Nazi war criminal.

Director: Eytan Fox | Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Knut Berger, Caroline Peters, Gideon Shemer

Votes: 6,520 | Gross: $2.71M

15. Waltz with Bashir (2008)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

91 Metascore

An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.

Director: Ari Folman | Stars: Ari Folman, Ron Ben-Yishai, Ronny Dayag, Ori Sivan

Votes: 54,728 | Gross: $2.28M

16. Yossi & Jagger (2002)

R | 65 min | Drama, Romance, War

70 Metascore

Romance blooms between two soldiers (Knoller, Levi) stationed in an Israeli outpost on the Lebanese border.

Director: Eytan Fox | Stars: Ohad Knoller, Yehuda Levi, Assi Cohen, Aya Steinovitz

Votes: 6,775

17. Noodle (2007)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

At thirty-seven, Miri is a twice-widowed, El Al flight attendant. Her well-regulated existence is suddenly turned upside down by an abandoned Chinese boy whose migrant-worker mother has ... See full summary »

Director: Ayelet Menahemi | Stars: Mili Avital, BaoQi Chen, Alon Aboutboul, Sinaya Ben-Dor

Votes: 839

18. Close to Home (2005)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

64 Metascore

Rebellious and outgoing Smadar can't stand types like Mirit. Mirit, introverted and frightened, keeps away from the likes of Smadar. But the two are thrown together as they are assigned to ... See full summary »

Directors: Vardit Bilu, Dalia Hager | Stars: Smadar Sayar, Naama Schendar, Danny Geva, Katia Zinbris

Votes: 898 | Gross: $0.02M

19. The Assassin Next Door (2009)

R | 103 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A woman forced to work for the Russian Mafia as an assassin agrees to help her next-door neighbor kill her abusive husband.

Director: Danny Lerner | Stars: Olga Kurylenko, Ninet Tayeb, Henry David, Vladimir Friedman

Votes: 2,438

20. The Invisible Men (2012)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Drama

An untold side of the Israeli- Palestinian Conflict: gay Palestinians - Louie, Abdu and Fares - are hiding in Tel Aviv, and until they escape, they must remain 'the invisible men'.

Director: Yariv Mozer

Votes: 177

21. Life in Stills (2011)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

A photo shop owner and her grandson join forces to save the shop and the nearly one million negatives that document Israel's defining moments.

Director: Tamar Tal

Votes: 142

22. Miral (2010)

R | 112 min | Drama, History

45 Metascore

A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Freida Pinto, Hiam Abbass, Willem Dafoe, Asma Al Shiukhy

Votes: 3,197 | Gross: $0.37M



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