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1. Halfon Hill Doesn't Answer (1976)

92 min | Comedy

Sergio Konstanza, a Swindler, owes money to Mr. Hasson. He escapes to the desert where he joins a wacky army reserve unit whose Sergeant is engaged to one of Mr. Hasson's Daughters.

Director: Assi Dayan | Stars: Yisrael Poliakov, Gavri Banai, Shaike Levi, Nitza Shaul

Votes: 1,326

2. 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: 5,939 | Gross: $0.62M

3. Wedding in Galilee (1987)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

A Palestinian seeks Israeli permission to waive curfew to give his son a fine wedding. The military governor's condition is that he and his officers attend. The groom berates his father for... See full summary »

Director: Michel Khleifi | Stars: Mohamad Ali El Akili, Bushra Karaman, Makram Khoury, Yussuf Abu-Warda

Votes: 426

4. Life According to Agfa (1992)

100 min | Drama

The film takes place in Tel Aviv, much of it in a fictitious local pub called Barbie, a satirical nickname for a famous Israeli mental health institution. The pub's name hints at the ... See full summary »

Director: Assi Dayan | Stars: Gila Almagor, Akram Tillawi, Smadar Kilchinsky, Tsipor Aizen

Votes: 537

5. Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi (2003)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Comedy

59 Metascore

The new math teacher and new school principal discover the 16-year-old underachiever failing classes is really a genius, and the kid's own family's too busy relying on him to mend family fences to notice his brilliance either.

Director: Shemi Zarhin | Stars: Oshri Cohen, Arieh Elias, Esti Zakheim, Aya Steinovitz

Votes: 1,119

6. 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: 6,257 | Gross: $0.57M

7. The Syrian Bride (2004)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

In Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village in Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border, the Druze bride Mona is engaged to get married with Tallel, a television comedian that works in the... See full summary »

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Makram Khoury, Clara Khoury, Ashraf Barhom

Votes: 3,234 | Gross: $0.38M

8. 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: 12,820 | Gross: $3.05M

9. Omar (2013)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he's tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier's killing.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Adam Bakri, Leem Lubany, Eyad Hourani, Samer Bisharat

Votes: 13,115 | Gross: $0.36M

10. A Borrowed Identity (2014)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

73 Metascore

A Palestinian-Israeli boy named Eyad is sent to a prestigious boarding school in Jerusalem, where he struggles with issues of language, culture, and identity.

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Tawfeek Barhom, Razi Gabareen, Yaël Abecassis, Michael Moshonov

Votes: 1,651 | Gross: $0.28M

11. The Blue Elephant (2014)

Not Rated | 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, Muhammad Mamdooh

Votes: 26,182

12. Where Do We Go Now? (2011)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.

Director: Nadine Labaki | Stars: Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Nadine Labaki, Yvonne Maalouf, Layla Hakim

Votes: 11,586 | Gross: $0.53M

13. Junction 48 (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Biography, Crime

62 Metascore

Set against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian rapper Kareem and his singer girlfriend Manar struggle, love and make music in their crime-ridden ghetto and Tel Aviv's hip-hop club scene.

Director: Udi Aloni | Stars: Tamer Nafar, Samar Qupty, Salwa Nakkara, Said Dasuki

Votes: 635 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Very Big Shot (2015)

107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Intending to smuggle drugs across the borders, a small-time Lebanese drug-dealer slyly manipulates public opinion with the help of an underrated filmmaker.

Director: Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya | Stars: Alain Saadeh, Fouad Yammine, Wissam Fares, Tarek Yaacoub

Votes: 1,266

15. 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.

Directors: Amr Salama, Rami Gheit | Stars: Ahmad Dash, Ahmed Helmy, Kinda Alloush, Hani Adel

Votes: 3,978

16. Gett (2014)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

90 Metascore

After a lukewarm marriage of over twenty years, a woman appeals to her husband's compassion to obtain the desirable divorce document in front of a court, which proves to be more challenging than she would expect.

Directors: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz | Stars: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Gabi Amrani, Dalia Beger

Votes: 6,022 | Gross: $0.99M

17. When Pigs Have Wings (2011)

98 min | Comedy

After a tempest, fishermen do not find only fish in their nets. That is what happens to Jafaar, a poor fisherman who lives poorly in Gaza. And what he hauls in is really upsetting : imagine... See full summary »

Director: Sylvain Estibal | Stars: Sasson Gabai, Baya Belal, Myriam Tekaïa, Gassan Abbas

Votes: 2,976

18. Salt of This Sea (2008)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

A romantic drama about a working-class woman and her experiences traveling back home.

Director: Annemarie Jacir | Stars: Suheir Hammad, Saleh Bakri, Riyad Ideis, Dana Drigov

Votes: 1,043 | Gross: $0.01M

19. The Source (2011)

135 min | Comedy, Drama

A comedy/drama set in a village and centered on a battle of the sexes, where women threaten to withhold sexual favors if their men refuse to fetch water from a remote well.

Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Leïla Bekhti, Hafsia Herzi, Hiam Abbass, Saleh Bakri

Votes: 3,755

20. Late Marriage (2001)

Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be ... See full summary »

Director: Dover Koshashvili | Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Ronit Elkabetz, Moni Moshonov, Lili Koshashvili

Votes: 3,139 | Gross: $1.55M

21. The Policeman (1971)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

Azulai is a policeman in Jaffa, whose incompetence is only matched by his soft-heartedness. His superiors want to send him to early retirement, but he would like to stay on the force, and ... See full summary »

Director: Ephraim Kishon | Stars: Shaike Ophir, Zaharira Harifai, Avner Hizkiyahu, Itzko Rachamimov

Votes: 657

22. Arranged (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

ARRANGED centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn... See full summary »

Directors: Diane Crespo, Stefan C. Schaefer | Stars: Zoe Lister-Jones, Francis Benhamou, Mimi Lieber, John Rothman

Votes: 2,809 | Gross: $0.02M

23. 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

24. Kippur (2000)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, War

75 Metascore

When the Yom Kippur War breaks out, two Israeli soldiers find themselves unable to locate their unit. Eager to take part in the war effort, they join an airborne medical evacuation unit.

Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Liron Levo, Tomer Russo, Uri Klauzner, Yoram Hattab

Votes: 1,588 | Gross: $0.11M

25. Paradise Now (2005)

PG-13 | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

71 Metascore

Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Kais Nashif, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal, Hamza Abu-Aiaash

Votes: 22,263 | Gross: $1.45M

26. Rana's Wedding (2002)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Comedy

71 Metascore

About a Palestinian girl of 17 who wants to get married to the man of her own choosing. Rana wakes up one morning to an ultimatum delivered by her father: she must either choose a husband ... See full summary »

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Clara Khoury, Khalifa Natour, Ismael Dabbag, Walid Abed Elsalam

Votes: 466

27. The Time That Remains (2009)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, History

74 Metascore

An examination of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 through to the present day.

Director: Elia Suleiman | Stars: Menashe Noy, Elia Suleiman, Baher Agbariya, Zidane Awad

Votes: 2,264 | Gross: $0.02M

28. Divine Intervention (2002)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Romance, War

74 Metascore

Separated by a checkpoint, Palestinian lovers from Jerusalem and Ramallah arrange clandestine meetings.

Director: Elia Suleiman | Stars: Elia Suleiman, Manal Khader, George Ibrahim, Amer Daher

Votes: 3,363 | Gross: $0.39M

29. Amreeka (2009)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

73 Metascore

A drama centered on the trials and tribulations of a proud Palestinian Christian immigrant single mother and her teenage son in small town Indiana.

Director: Cherien Dabis | Stars: Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass, Alia Shawkat

Votes: 3,427 | Gross: $0.62M

30. West Beirut (1998)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In April, 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school, making Super 8 movies with his friend, Omar. At first the war is a lark: ... See full summary »

Director: Ziad Doueiri | Stars: Rami Doueiri, Naamar Sahli, Mohamad Chamas, Rola Al Amin

Votes: 3,504 | Gross: $0.34M

31. The Human Resources Manager (2010)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

A tragi-comedy centered on the HR manager of Israel's largest industrial bakery, who sets out to save the reputation of his business and prevent the publication of a defamatory article.

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Mark Ivanir, Guri Alfi, Noah Silver, Rozina Cambos

Votes: 1,327 | Gross: $0.06M

32. Turn Left at the End of the World (2004)

110 min | Drama, Romance

As a family from India moves in to a desert neighborhood in Southern Israel in the 1960's, the family's eldest, beautiful daughter discovers friendship and romance with the lovely local ... See full summary »

Director: Avi Nesher | Stars: Neta Garty, Liraz Charhi, Aure Atika, Jean Benguigui

Votes: 1,107

33. 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: 4,491 | Gross: $0.10M

34. 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: 10,995 | Gross: $0.37M

35. The Cakemaker (2017)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

A German pastry maker travels to Jerusalem in search of the wife and son of his dead lover.

Director: Ofir Raul Graizer | Stars: Tim Kalkhof, Sarah Adler, Roy Miller, Zohar Shtrauss

Votes: 3,960 | Gross: $0.88M

36. Big Bad Wolves (2013)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

64 Metascore

After a little girl is brutally murdered, a suspect avoids arrest due to lack of evidence. Working separately, her father and a cop decide to do something about it.

Directors: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado | Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan, Tzahi Grad, Doval'e Glickman

Votes: 15,302 | Gross: $0.03M

37. Live and Become (2005)

Unrated | 140 min | Drama

A Christian boy escapes to Israel from famine-stricken Ethiopia by pretending to be Jewish.

Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Yaël Abecassis, Roschdy Zem, Moshe Agazai, Moshe Abebe

Votes: 5,804

38. Ushpizin (2004)

PG | 90 min | Drama

70 Metascore

An Orthodox Jewish couple's faith is tested after praying to the Lord for a child on the Succoth holiday.

Director: Gidi Dar | Stars: Shuli Rand, Michal Bat-Sheva Rand, Shaul Mizrahi, Ilan Ganani

Votes: 1,933 | Gross: $1.40M

39. Foxtrot (II) (2017)

R | 113 min | Drama

88 Metascore

A troubled family must face the facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son's desolate military post.

Director: Samuel Maoz | Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonaton Shiray, Shira Haas

Votes: 6,528 | Gross: $0.62M

40. Jellyfish (2007)

Unrated | 78 min | Drama

67 Metascore

Meduzot (the Hebrew word for Jellyfish) tells the story of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life... See full summary »

Directors: Shira Geffen, Etgar Keret | Stars: Sarah Adler, Nikol Leidman, Gera Sandler, Noa Raban

Votes: 2,539 | Gross: $0.34M

41. Private (2004)

90 min | Drama, War

61 Metascore

A Palestinian family is trapped inside a house commandeered by Israeli soldiers.

Director: Saverio Costanzo | Stars: Mohammad Bakri, Lior Miller, Hend Ayoub, Tomer Russo

Votes: 826 | Gross: $0.01M

42. The Farewell Party (2014)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

Residents of a retirement home build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend, though they are faced with a series of dilemmas when rumors of the machine begin to spread.

Directors: Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon | Stars: Ze'ev Revach, Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rosen, Ilan Dar

Votes: 1,978 | Gross: $0.17M

43. It Must Be Heaven (2019)

102 min | Comedy

69 Metascore

Filmmaker Elia Suleiman travels to different cities and finds unexpected parallels to his homeland of Palestine.

Director: Elia Suleiman | Stars: Elia Suleiman, Tarik Kopty, Kareem Ghneim, George Khleifi

Votes: 3,310

44. Synonyms (2019)

Unrated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

A young Israeli man absconds to Paris to flee his nationality, aided by his trusty Franco-Israeli dictionary.

Director: Nadav Lapid | Stars: Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte, Uria Hayik

Votes: 4,667

45. The Reports on Sarah and Saleem (2018)

127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

69 Metascore

The affaire of a married Palestinian man and a married Israeli woman in Jerusalem takes a dangerous political dimension when they are spotted in the wrong place at the wrong time, leaving them to deal with more than their broken marriages.

Director: Muayad Alayan | Stars: Adeeb Safadi, Sivane Kretchner, Ishai Golan, Maisa Abd Elhadi

Votes: 866 | Gross: $0.12M



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