Egyptian Movies I Watched

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1. No Surrender (2018)

114 min | Action, Crime, History

An Egyptian police officer named General Yousef al-Masri lives in Karamouz neighborhood in Alexandria. The film dates back to the reign of King Farouk before the 1952 revolution in the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Mimi | Stars: Amir Karara, Ghadah Abdulrazeq, Ahmed el-Sakka, Scott Adkins

Votes: 1,206

2. The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)

Unrated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

70 Metascore

A maid witnesses a murder at an upscale hotel and a policeman is assigned to the case, but it soon becomes clear that important people don't want the case solved.

Director: Tarik Saleh | Stars: Fares Fares, Mari Malek, Yasser Ali Maher, Ahmed Selim

Votes: 6,519 | Gross: $0.08M

3. Odet el feran (2013)

85 min | Drama

Alexandria is a city of ghosts. You can always feel these souls at unrest.

Directors: Hend Bakr, Mohamad El-Hadidi, Ahmed Magdy Morsy, Nermeen Salem, Mayye Zayed, Mohamed Zedan | Stars: Hanan Youssef, Moustafa Darwish, Noura Saafan, Nihad Yahia

Votes: 32

4. Dry Hot Summers (2015)

30 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Two lonely people at opposite chapters of life accidentally meet on a busy summer day in a Cairo taxi. Frail old Shawky and bubbly young Doaa are both caught up in their busy routines as ... See full summary »

Director: Sherif Elbendary | Stars: Mohamed Farid, Nahed El Sebaï, Mohamed Abdel Azim, Sherief El Desouky

Votes: 100

5. Oshan 14 (2016)

101 min | Comedy

Since a long time ago, Taoon has been thinking of carrying out an operation to seize the jewelry of Emirati artist Ahlam. For this purpose, he is forming a team to assist him in this ... See full summary »

Director: Shady Al Ramly | Stars: Mohamed Abdel-Rahman, Amgad Abed, Karim Afifi, Mohamed Anwar

Votes: 145

6. Al Asleyeen (2017)

125 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Samir is the head of a small family and a bank employee and stable in his work, but separated after the decision to reduce the employment and then surprise that his bank balance zero and ... See full summary »

Director: Marwan Hamed | Stars: Maged El Kedwany, Menna Shalabi, Khaled El-Sawi, Kinda Allouch

Votes: 1,677

7. Mawlana (2016)

130 min | Drama, Mystery

A seemingly traditional journey of a young sheikh in a governmental mosque who moves from leading prayers to becoming a TV celebrity issuing "fatwas" that are accepted by millions who have ... See full summary »

Director: Magdy Ahmed Aly | Stars: Amr Saad, Dorra Zarrouk, Ahmed Magdy, Bayyumi Fuad

Votes: 671

8. Asmaa (2011)

96 min | Drama

A woman who suffers from AIDS decides not to surrender to the fatal disease. She exerts huge efforts in trying to recover or by helping those who suffer the same disease by giving them glimmers of hope.

Director: Amr Salama | Stars: Hind Sabri, Maged El Kedwany, Hani Adel, Fatma Adel

Votes: 3,886

9. Tito (2004)

120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

This Egyptian action film is about Tito (Ahmad Al Saqa), who was sentenced to 16 years in jail after a burglary when he was a kid. After he gets out, he goes back to crime with a corrupt ... See full summary »

Director: Tarek Alarian | Stars: Ahmed el-Sakka, Hanan Turk, Amr Waked, Khaled Saleh

Votes: 2,685

10. Excuse My French (2014)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy

A Christian kid suddenly is forced to go to a public school after his father dies and because of a misunderstanding everyone thinks that he's a Muslim.

Director: Amr Salama | Stars: Ahmed Dash, Ahmed Helmy, Kinda Allouch, Hani Adel

Votes: 3,673

11. Hepta: The Last Lecture (2016)

112 min | Drama, Romance

Dr. Shukri Mokhtar is a renowned social psychology specialist, best known for his ability to answer the simplest questions, who decides to give one last lecture about the very simple question: "how do we love?".

Director: Hadi El Bagoury | Stars: Amr Yusuf, Ahmed Malek, Ahmed Dawood, Maged El Kedwany

Votes: 2,191

12. Factory Girl (2013)

90 min | Drama, Romance

Hayam is a factory worker who is living in a low middle class area, along with other factory girls. She thought that her feelings for the new supervisor in the factory can grow bigger in ... See full summary »

Director: Mohamed Khan | Stars: Yasmin Raeis, Hani Adel, Salwa Khattab, Salwa Mohamed Ali

Votes: 1,103

13. La Vierge, les Coptes et moi... (2011)

85 min | Documentary, Comedy

The filmmaker goes to Egypt, his country of origin, to film a documentary on the miraculous apparition of the Holy Virgin within the Coptic community of a small village outside of Cairo.

Director: Namir Abdel Messeeh | Stars: Siham Abdel Messeeh, Namir Abdel Messeeh

Votes: 138

14. Mother of the Bride (1963)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Husain is the head of a large Egyptian family, who has problems managing the cost of the marriage of his eldest daughter. He decides to take some amount from his financial trust in the ... See full summary »

Director: Atef Salem | Stars: Inas Abdallah, Khayria Ahmed, Samira Ahmed, Mokhtar Al Sayed

Votes: 394

15. Ahlam Hind we Kamilia (1988)

109 min | Drama, Romance

Follows the story of two lower-middle class women trying to survive with their dreams in 1980's Egypt.

Director: Mohamed Khan | Stars: Naglaa Fathi, Ahmed Zaki, Aida Riyad, Zeinab Abdo

Votes: 342

16. Adrift on the Nile (1971)

115 min | Drama

Set against the backdrop of the 1967 Six-Day War, the movie adaptation of Naguib Mahfouz's novel follows the escapist, drug-fuelled riverboat meetings of a group of frustrated Egyptians from various walks of life.

Director: Hussein Kamal | Stars: Magda El-Khatib, Adel Adham, Ahmed Al Jaziri, Fathiya Ali

Votes: 522

17. There Is a Man in Our House (1961)

159 min | Drama, History, Romance

Based in British occupied Egypt, Ibrahim (Omar Sharif), a member of the resistance, seeks refuge in the house of a politically passive family after killing the prime minister for his acts of treason.

Director: Hinri Barakat | Stars: Rushdi Abazah, Mokhtar Al Sayed, Aziza Badr, Umran Bahar

Votes: 873

18. La Tarago Wa La Esteslam (2010)

95 min | Action, Comedy

A boy living in a poor neighborhood is working as a police agent.

Director: Ahmed Al Guindi | Stars: Ahmed Mekky, Donia Samir Ghanem, Maged El Kedwany, Mohamed Shahin

Votes: 1,439

19. H Dabor (2008)


Ahmed Mekky reprises his popular role of Haitham Dabor in this comedy where Dabor is used to living the party life before his father is wrongfully imprisoned thanks to the people who want ... See full summary »

Director: Ahmed El Guindi | Stars: Ahmed Mekky, Engy Wegdan, Hassan Hosny, Hala Fakher

Votes: 1,216

20. You Fly (2009)

116 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A nerdy vet gets help from a genie to catch the attention of the woman he loves.

Director: Ahmed El Guindi | Stars: Ahmed Mekky, Donia Samir Ghanem, Maged El Kedwany, Hesham Ismail

Votes: 2,751

21. Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story (2009)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama

75 Metascore

A female talk show host in Cairo stirs up political controversy when she focuses her on-air discussions on the topic of women's issues.

Directors: Wael Mandour, Yusri Nasrullah | Stars: Mona Zaki, Mahmood Hemaidah, Hasan El-Raddad, Rehab El Gamal

Votes: 1,066

22. World War III (2014)

Comedy, Fantasy

Khamis is a terrible football player, while playing football with his friends he shoots the ball away and break an abandoned museum's window. After entering the museum he finds that statues... See full summary »

Director: Ahmed El Guindi | Stars: Ahmed Fahmy, Hesham Maged, Shikoo, Bayyumi Fuad

Votes: 1,120

24. The Blue Elephant (2014)

170 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The story of Dr. Yehia, a psychotherapist at Al Abbasia hospital. He works in the department treating the criminally insane, only to find his best friend to be one of the patients. Trying ... See full summary »

Director: Marwan Hamed | Stars: Karim Abdel Aziz, Khaled El-Sawi, Nelly Karim, Mohamed Mamdouh

Votes: 24,062

25. Tahrir 2011: The Good, the Bad, and the Politician (2011)

90 min | Documentary

Months after Hosni Mubarak stepped down, Egyptians country-wide seem determined to maintain the insurgency until their demands are met.

Directors: Ayten Amin, Tamer Ezzat, Amr Salama, Ahmad Abdalla

Votes: 199

26. Nasser 56 (1996)

142 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life of Egyptian political leader Gamal abd El-Nasser.

Director: Mohammad Fadel | Stars: Ahmed Zaki, Fardous Abdel Hamid, Hassan Hosny, Ahmed Maher

Votes: 774

27. Ayam El-Sadat (2001)

165 min | Biography, Drama, History

The private and public life of Egyptian president Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat.

Director: Mohamed Khan | Stars: Ahmed Zaki, Mervat Amin, Mona Zaki, Mokhles El Behiry

Votes: 1,310

28. The Curlew's Cry (1959)

109 min | Drama, Romance

This compelling tale of love and betrayal, set in the upper Egyptian countryside, follows the story of Amna as she plots her revenge on the engineer who destroyed her family's honor.

Director: Hinri Barakat | Stars: Faten Hamamah, Ahmad Mazhar, Aminah Rizq, Zahrat El-Ula

Votes: 1,414

29. The Yacoubian Building (2006)

161 min | Drama

Meditations on corruption, fundamentalism, prostitution, homosexuality, and drugs in central Cairo.

Director: Marwan Hamed | Stars: Adel Emam, Nour El-Sherif, Youssra, Essad Youniss

Votes: 5,621

30. The Baby Doll Night (2008)

180 min | Drama

Hossam returns home to Cairo for New Year's Eve after a year's separation from his wife. At the airport, his plans for a romantic night (and to conceive a child) are thwarted by several events, including a terrorist plot.

Directors: Adel Adeeb, Adeladeeb | Stars: Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Ghadah Abdulrazeq, Neville Archambault, Ezzat Abu Auf

Votes: 574

31. Jews of Egypt (2013)

96 min | Documentary

A documentary that captures fragments of the lives of the Egyptian Jewish community in the first half of the twentieth century until their second grand exodus after the tripartite attack of... See full summary »

Director: Amir Ramses

Votes: 74 | Gross: $0.01M

32. Viva Zalata (1976)

Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Zalata escapes from Egypt after divorcing his four wives and moves to a fictional town called Texico where he becomes a dangerous outlaw and later its governor. After he shoots the leader ... See full summary »

Director: Hassan Hafez | Stars: Fouad El-Mohandes, Shouweikar, Samir Ghanem, Tawfik El Deken

Votes: 81

33. Struggle in the Valley (1954)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

The film revolves around a young Ahmed, who works as an agronomist, and who returns to his village in the south of the valley, where his father works as Headmaster cultivation, Vinjeh in ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Faten Hamamah, Omar Sharif, Zaki Rustum, Farid Shawqi

Votes: 813

34. Al-ikhtiyar (1971)

Drama, Mystery

Mysterious murder occurs in Cairo, the body was founded two months later. In the Pocket a picture of the victim "Mahmoud". The victim is a twin brother to Highly famous writer "Sayed" whom ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Seif Abdelrahman, Ezzat El Alaili, Suad Husni, Mahmoud Al Meleji

Votes: 230

35. El Naser Salah el Dine (1963)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Saladin, ruler of the kingdoms surrounding the Latin state of Jerusalem, is brought to attack the Christians in the Holy Land by the sacking of a convoy of Muslim pilgrims, a group which ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Ahmad Mazhar, Mohamed Abdel Gawad, Salah Dhulfeqar, Tawfik El Deken

Votes: 1,934

36. Al-yawm al-Sadis (1986)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

Cairo 1947: the cholera epidemic in full swing. The beautiful Lavandiere Saddika lives with her paralyzed husband and her little son Hassan in a basement. She dreams of Prince Charming and ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Dalida, Mohsen Mohieddin, Shouweikar, Hamdy Ahmed

Votes: 342

37. Adieu Bonaparte (1985)

115 min | Drama, History, War

A story during the French Occupation of Egypt (1797-1803), depicting the conflict between tradintion and modernization in the context of fighting the French invadors.

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Mohsen Mohieddin, Patrice Chéreau, Mohamad Atef

Votes: 239

39. The Emigrant (1994)

129 min | Drama

The biblical tale of Joseph is told from an Egyptian perspective in this interesting character study. In this film, Joseph is called Ram. Ram, tired of his family's backward superstitious ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Youssra, Khaled Nabawy, Mahmood Hemaidah, Michel Piccoli

Votes: 761

40. An Egyptian Story (1982)

115 min | Drama

In the middle of his own heart surgery, an Egyptian filmmaker remembers his life. In fact his old self, as a child, is accused of attempted murder of his new self. Through the metaphoric ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Oussama Nadir, Mohsen Mohieddin, Nour El-Sherif, Ahmed Mehrez

Votes: 813

41. Chaos, This Is (2007)

124 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Egyptian movie deals with the issue of corruption in Egypt and the Egyptian police excesses, embodies all of this in the character of the police officer, "Hatem".

Directors: Youssef Chahine, Khaled Youssef | Stars: Khaled Saleh, Menna Shalabi, Youssef El Sherif, Hala Sedki

Votes: 1,556

42. 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: 250

43. Ragol Fakad Aklah (1980)

Comedy, Drama, Musical

Ahmed is a successful engineer and a womanizer. When Ziko and Kimo who are professional soccer players learn about their father's new affair, they persuade him not to break their mother's ... See full summary »

Director: Mohamed Abdelaziz | Stars: Farid Shawqi, Adel Emam, Soheir Ramzy, Ekrami

Votes: 160

44. Abi foq al-Shagara (1969)

142 min | Musical, Comedy, Drama