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1. Sallah (1964)
Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
The sharp, often hilarious satire that became the most successful film in Israeli history (until that time) is about new immigrants Sallah and his family, who are left in a shack near their... See full summary »
3. The Flying Matchmaker (1966)
G | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Reb Kalman, the matchmaker comes home on Shabbat to find out that Reb Pinchas has been there. He learns that RebPinchas wants him to find a husband from a good family for his daughter ... See full summary »
4. Every Bastard a King (1968)
GP | 100 min | Drama, War
During the Six-Day War, an Israeli pilot, hoping to bring peace to his country, fly his plane towards Egypt to hopefully commiserate with Abdel Nasser. Shot down en route, he finds himself halfway between the Egyptian and Israeli armies.
6. 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 »
7. I Love You Rosa (1972)
77 min | Drama
The love of Nissim for his widowed sister-in-law, Rosa, in the Old City of Jerusalem at the turn of the century. Under a (very old) Jewish religious law, Nissim has the duty to marry his childless sister-in-law on the death of his brother.
8. The House on Chelouche Street (1973)
PG | 110 min | Drama
A fatherless family immigrates to Israel from Egypt during the British Mandate period. The film traces the hardships the family suffers in the politically unstable country.
9. My Michael (1974)
95 min | Drama
Based on a novel by Amos Oz. A couple in Jerusalem before the six day war in 1967, fall in love, get married, have a child and drift apart. With Michael away at war, his wife starts ... See full summary »
10. Operation Thunderbolt (1977)
PG | 124 min | Action, Drama, History
In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to ... See full summary »
12. Moments (1979)
92 min | Drama
Anne, a Parisian, visits her friend Yola in Tel Aviv, where Yola lives with her husband Avi and their son. There's tension in the air and the attraction between the two women is palpable. ... See full summary »
13. A Thin Line (1980)
90 min | Drama
Explores the relationship between an eleven-year-old girl and her ailing mother, who is losing a grasp of reality in the surrounding environment of insensitivity and cruelty.
14. A Thousand Little Kisses (1981)
110 min | Drama
In contemporary Tel Aviv, a mother and daughter confront each other after the death of the father/husband and the discovery of the dead man's secret affair. The daughter is drawn ... See full summary »
15. Eastern Wind (1982)
88 min | Drama
Named after the hot desert wind that periodically blows through the Middle East sending temperatures and tempers soaring to potentially explosive heights. Set in an old farming village in ... See full summary »
17. Beyond the Walls (1984)
R | 103 min | Drama
In Israel's Central Prison, the security officer is corrupt, supplying drugs and stirring the hatred between Jewish and Arab prisoners to his advantage. Uri, in for 12 years for armed ... See full summary »
19. Avanti popolo (1986)
84 min | Drama, War
June 11th 1967, the Six-Day War is over and the cease fire has just begun. We follow the journey of Gassan and Haled, two Egyptian soldiers whose only wish is to make their way through the ... See full summary »
21. The Summer of Aviya (1988)
95 min | Biography, Drama
A ten year old girl spends her summer with her overly protective mother, a mentally scarred holocaust survivor, while hopefully trying to find her real father in the newly established state of Israel.
22. One of Us (1989)
110 min | Drama
A few Palestinian guerilla's break into an Israeli camp in the occupied territories. They kill a few Israeli soldiers before they are killed, apart from one who dies in the camp after being... See full summary »
23. Shuroo (1990)
85 min | Comedy
Comedy about life among Tel Aviv's 30-something bourgeoisie is nothing if not proof that self-absorbed, would-be hipsters are the same the world over. The central character is Asher, an ... See full summary »
25. 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 »
28. Lovesick on Nana Street (1995)
94 min | Comedy, Drama
The touching story of Victor, who lives with his mother in the REALLY bad part of town and runs an illegal TV cable station. One day he sees the beautiful Michaela and falls madly in love ... See full summary »
29. Saint Clara (1996)
85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
The year is 1999 and the storyline is actually a number of sub-plots all revolving around the 13-year old Clara, a girl that can predict the future and has telekinetic powers. The sub-plots... See full summary »
30. Afula Express (1997)
95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
David is a garage electrician, who dreamt all of his life of becoming a magician, but had no luck in it. His girlfriend Batya wants an ordinary life, but David is still looking for his ... See full summary »
32. Yana's Friends (1999)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three parallel strories of immigrants in Tel Aviv during the Gulf War and about coming together while sealed in a room during the Scud attacks.
Votes: 527 | Gross: $0.06M
33. Time of Favor (2000)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama
Is today's fanaticism tomorrow's policy? In a West Bank settlement, Rabbi Meltzer has a grand design: he's building a movement "to pray at the Temple Mount." His yeshiva has scholars, and ... See full summary »
Votes: 532 | Gross: $0.14M
34. Late Marriage (2001)
Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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 »
Votes: 3,165 | Gross: $1.55M
35. Broken Wings (2002)
R | 87 min | Drama
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'.
Votes: 2,362 | Gross: $0.41M
37. Campfire Tales (1997)
R | 88 min | Horror
A group of teens entertain themselves by telling an anthology of famous urban legends with a modern twist; including make-out-point, monsters, psychopaths, and ghosts.
39. Sweet Mud (2006)
90 min | Drama
Set in mid-70's, 12-year old Dvir Avni navigates between the equality values of his home-born Kibbutz and the relationship with his undermined mother, whom the Kibbutz members will to denounce.
41. Waltz with Bashir (2008)
R | 90 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
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.
Votes: 55,195 | Gross: $2.28M
42. Ajami (2009)
Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama
Ajami is the religiously mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. These are five stories about the everyday life in Ajami.
Votes: 5,971 | Gross: $0.62M
43. The Human Resources Manager (2010)
Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 1,333 | Gross: $0.06M
44. Footnote (2011)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak.
Votes: 5,718 | Gross: $2.01M
45. Fill the Void (2012)
PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance
When the older sister of Shira, an 18-year-old Hasidic Israeli, dies suddenly in childbirth, Shira must decide if she can and should marry her widowed brother-in-law, which also generates tensions within her extended family.
Votes: 3,682 | Gross: $1.77M
46. Bethlehem (I) (2013)
99 min | Drama, Thriller, War