With MISR International Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

PG-13 | 149 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.0
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35 Metascore

Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson

Votes: 386,502 | Gross: $402.11M

2. A Stand Worthy of Men (2021)

Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A comedy about a group of friends as they get reunited to help one of their own find his way out of major trouble. As the situation gets more complicated, they are forced to take a trip to a coastal town.

Director: Ahmed El Gendy | Stars: Maged El-Kidwani, Sayed Ragab, Bayyumi Fuad, Sherief El Desouky

Votes: 572

3. The Insult (2017)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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72 Metascore

After an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention.

Director: Ziad Doueiri | Stars: Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh, Diamand Bou Abboud

Votes: 15,109 | Gross: $1.00M

4. Cairo Time (2009)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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67 Metascore

A romantic drama about a brief, unexpected love affair that catches two people completely off-guard.

Director: Ruba Nadda | Stars: Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig, Elena Anaya, Amina Annabi

Votes: 6,287 | Gross: $1.60M

5. September 11 (2002)

Unrated | 134 min | Drama

6.9
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61 Metascore

The effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are told from different points of view around the world.

Directors: Youssef Chahine, Amos Gitai, Shôhei Imamura, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, Samira Makhmalbaf, Mira Nair, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Sean Penn, Danis Tanovic | Stars: Maryam Karimi, Mohamad Dolati, Agelem Habibi, Esmat Vahedi

Votes: 5,456

6. The Emigrant (1994)

129 min | Drama

6.7
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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, Mahmoud Hemida, Michel Piccoli

Votes: 912

7. Alexandria... Why? (1979)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

7.4
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"Yahia", a young man living in the cosmopolitan Alexandria during World War II. Between his dreams, which up to Hollywood, and constraints of his life in the middle class, trying to be a ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Naglaa Fathi, Ahmed Zaki, Farid Shawqi, Mahmoud Al Meleji

Votes: 1,457

8. Destiny (1997)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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The story is set in the 12th century in Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, where famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph and his liberal court judgements are ... See full summary »

Directors: Youssef Chahine, Khairiya A-Mansour | Stars: Nour El-Sherif, Layla Olwi, Mahmoud Hemida, Safia El Emari

Votes: 2,597

9. Al abwab al Moghlaka (1999)

107 min | Drama

6.6
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An Egyptian teenager finds himself at the crossroads of religious fundamentalism and family.

Director: Atef Hetata | Stars: Mahmoud Hemida, Sawsan Badr, Ahmed Azmi, Manal Afifi

Votes: 254

10. An Egyptian Story (1982)

115 min | Drama

7.3
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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 »

Directors: Youssef Chahine, Khairiya A-Mansour | Stars: Oussama Nadir, Mohsen Mohieddin, Nour El-Sherif, Ahmed Mehrez

Votes: 1,006

11. Chaos, This Is (2007)

124 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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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: 1,828

12. The Other (1999)

105 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Egyptian director Youssef Chahine exposes the links between power and fanaticism and denounces intolerance in this bitter portrait of the Egyptian business world, where unconditional drive ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Hanan Turk, Hani Salama, Nabila Ebeid, Mahmoud Hemida

Votes: 913

13. A Girl Named Zat (2013– )

45 min | Drama, History

8.5
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Based on Sonallah Ibrahim's celebrated novel, "Zaat" explores the social and political winds of change in Egypt starting from 1952, when the main character "Zaat" was born, all the way up to the present day.

Stars: Nelly Karim, Basem Samrah, Entessar, Nahed El Sebaï

Votes: 696

14. Adieu Bonaparte (1985)

115 min | Drama, History, War

6.3
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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: 279

15. Let's Talk (I) (2019)

95 min | Documentary

7.4
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Documentary on four women representing different generations in the family of Egyptian filmmaker Youssef Chahine.

Director: Marianne Khoury

Votes: 41

16. Silence... We're Rolling (2001)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

4.5
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Drama about Malak, a rich and famous singing star who, when her husband leaves her, takes up with the younger, handsome Lamei. What Malak can't see - but her family can - is that Lamei is only after her money.

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Latifa, Ahmad Bedair, Ahmed Wafik, Magda El-Khatib

Votes: 537

17. Alexandria... New York (2004)

128 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.7
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Yehia, an Egyptian director from Alexandria goes to New York where he is reunited with Ginger, a women he dated forty years ago.

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Mahmoud Hemida, Ahmed Yehia, Youssra, Yousra El Lozy

Votes: 542

18. Bab el shams (2004)

278 min | Romance, Drama, War

7.5
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In the beginning was Palestine, and the story of Younes (Orwa Nyrabia) began, known as Abou Salem, known as the Man, said to be the father of Ibrahim, fighting the English from the age of ... See full synopsis »

Director: Yusri Nasrullah | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Fadi Abi Samra, Hussein Abou Seada, Fady Abou-Samra

Votes: 353

19. Chafika et Metwal (1979)

125 min | Drama

7.0
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Back in 1860s, in rural Egypt, where family, youth & prettiness struggle against money & power...

Director: Ali Badr Khan | Stars: Suad Husni, Ahmed Zaki, Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Ahmad Mazhar

Votes: 219

20. El Medina (1999)

108 min | Drama

6.4
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A young Egyptian with acting ambitions leaves his country for France with dreams of becoming a movie star, much to the disgust of his father, who wants him to move to Saudi Arabia and get rich.

Director: Yusri Nasrullah | Stars: Basem Samrah, Ahmed Fouad Selim, Abla Kamel, Seif Abdelrahman

Votes: 225

21. Mercedes (1993)

108 min | Drama

5.7
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Noubi, an avowed communist from a wealthy family, sets out to find his half-brother Gamal after Gamal inherits his father's fortune. In the process, Noubi is supposed to kill his stepmother... See full summary »

Director: Yusri Nasrullah | Stars: Seif Abdelrahman, Ahmed Kamal, Abla Kamel, Magdy Kamel

Votes: 129

22. Resala ela alwaly (1998)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

4.8
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In the year 1807, they city of Rashid is under attack by the British forces. Harfoush, a brave knight must deliver a message to the ruler of Egypt to demand military aid in order to resist ... See full summary »

Directors: Nader Galal, Ahmad Nader Galal | Stars: Adel Emam, Youssra, Mustafa Metwalli, Alaa Waley El Din

Votes: 586

23. Beggars and Proud Ones (1991)

92 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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The setting is Cairo in June of 1945, during the last days of the Second World War. Gohar, a former university professor, encounters a young prostitute in an empty brothel and kills her in ... See full summary »

Director: Asmaa El-Bakry | Stars: Salah El-Saadany, Mahmood El-Gindi, Abdulaziz Makhyoon, Ahmad Adam

Votes: 71

24. The Sin (1962)

146 min | Musical, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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A drama plot about a wife trying to balance her husband's love towards their adopted child (sin child of the wife) and their natural child.

Director: Hasan El-Emam | Stars: Abdel Halim Hafez, Nadia Lutfi, Madihah Yusri, Fakher Fakher

Votes: 200

25. Beirut Open City (2008)

101 min | Drama

5.9
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Khaled is a young director looking to make a movie about the situation in Beirut, while writing the script, he discovers dark secrets about what he's actually dealing with.

Director: Samir Habchi | Stars: Khaled Nabawy, Rodney El Haddad, Diamand Bou Abboud, Cyrine AbdelNour

Votes: 56

26. The Aquarium (2008)

111 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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A 48-hour journey into Modern Cairo following the parallel lives of Youssef and Leila.

Director: Yusri Nasrullah | Stars: Hind Sabri, Amr Waked, Gamil Ratib, Samah Anwar

Votes: 312

27. Lady of the Palace (2004)

58 min | Documentary

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Traces the history of Mount Lebanon's Joumblat family from the 17th century to the present, focusing on early-twentieth century leader and politician Nazira Joumblat. Born in 1889, Nazira ... See full summary »

Director: Samir Habchi | Stars: Linda Al-Atrash, Kamal Jumblatt, Nazira Jumblatt

28. Sphinx - Geheimnisse der Geschichte (1994– )

43 min | Documentary

7.1
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This German format is not a series properly speaking, as it has no permanent cast or script continuity, but presents each time a 45 minutes documentary, usually in part presented as a ... See full summary »

Stars: Thomas Reiter, Gert Heidenreich, Maximilian Schell, Constantin Dinulescu

Votes: 18

29. Sheikhates Blues (2004)

52 min | Documentary

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The female Moroccan musicians known as sheikhates sing about the realities of life - about the land, nature, wars, mountains, crises and, of course, they sing about love. In short, their ... See full summary »

Director: Ali Essafi

30. Sobyan wa banat (1995)

72 min | Documentary

8.1
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A documentary which depicts the life of Bassem Samra and his friends and family. The film discusses issues concerning love and the veil.

Director: Yusri Nasrullah | Star: Basem Samrah

Votes: 30

31. Zelal (2010)

90 min | Documentary

6.8
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An invitation to probe into one of Egypt's least exposed areas: the world of psychiatry and "madness". The daily detention of those who have gone to the other side of society. The film is a foray into this world of outcast and recluses.

Directors: Mustafa Hasnaoui, Marianne Khoury

Votes: 19

32. Seekers of Oblivion (2004)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Explores the exciting life and adventures of Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904).

Director: Raja Amari

33. Concert in the Street of Happiness (1998)

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Director: Asmaa El-Bakry | Stars: Salah El-Saadany, Naglaa Fathi, Salwa Khattab, Salah Abdullah

Votes: 26

34. Virgin male (2013)

10 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Mina Magdy

35. Dawaran Shoubra (2011)

Drama

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Star: Houria Farghally

36. The Legend of Rose Al-Youssef (2002)

56 min | Documentary

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Although Egyptian actress and political activist Rose Al-Youssef was adamant about not allowing the production of any work that presented the story of her life, her family finally gave ... See full summary »

Director: Mohammad Kamel El-Kalyubi

37. Women Beyond Borders (2004)

58 min | Documentary

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In WOMEN BEYOND BORDERS, acclaimed director Jean Chamoun (In the Shadows of the City) looks at the lives and works of some of the women who have joined in the fight for their Palestinian ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Khalil Chamoun

38. Rai Story: From Cheikha Rimitti to Cheba Djenet (2004)

58 min | Documentary, History, Music

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Filmmakers Madeleine Verschaffelt and Ahmed Rachedi take us on a musical journey with RAI STORY, starting in the Algerian city of Oran, where the rai musical tradition began. In 1923, the ... See full summary »

Directors: Ahmed Rachedi, Madeleine Verschaffelt | Stars: Samara Abdine, Jeny Alessi, Alexandra Bell, Ajedrez Celedonio

39. When a Woman Sings (2003)

52 min | Documentary, History, Music

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This music-filled documentary examines the impact singers Umm Kulthum and Mounira El-Mahdeya had on Egyptian politics and society during the first half of the 20th century. Through classic ... See full summary »

Director: Mustafa Hasnaoui

40. Ahlam saghira (1994)

90 min | Drama, History

6.3
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We see the developments in Egypt through the eyes of a twelve year old during the presidency of Nasser and the reactions on his step down after the Six Day War with Israel.

Director: Khaled El Hagar | Stars: Mervat Amin, Tamir Ashraf

Votes: 36

41. Woman Is Courage (2003)

58 min | Documentary, Biography, War

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This fascinating and emotionally gripping documentary by director Amine Rachedi narrates the story of Louisette Ighilahriz, a young Algerian woman who joined the national liberation ... See full summary »

Director: Amine Rachedi

42. La tatroukni wahdi (1975)

82 min | Drama

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Director: Hasan El-Emam | Stars: Mervat Amin, Ezzat El Alaili, Nahed Sharif, Mahmoud Yassine

Votes: 10

43. Women Who Loved Cinema, Part I (2002 Video)

116 min | Documentary

6.6
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Featuring rare film footage and interviews with scholars and directors such as Youssef Chahine, WOMEN WHO LOVED CINEMA, PART ONE chronicles the achievements of women filmmakers whose ... See full summary »

Director: Marianne Khoury | Star: Nadia Wassef

Votes: 13

44. Bedur (1974)

78 min | Drama

5.5
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Saber, the sewage worker, recognizes the role of the person who decides to repent. He claims to the people of Al-Hara that he is his cousin and lives in the home of Nusa. Mimu, a member of the gang, arrives at her home.

Director: Nader Galal | Stars: Naglaa Fathi, Mahmoud Yassine, Magdy Wahba, Huda Sultan

Votes: 26

45. Les mondes de Chahine (2004 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Anne Andreu | Star: Youssef Chahine

46. Little Dreams (I) (1993)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Khaled El Hagar | Stars: Seif Abdelrahman, Mervat Amin, Salah El-Saadany, Ragaa Hussein

47. Women's Chitchat (2004)

52 min | Documentary

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This provocative film studies the evolution of Egyptian society from the early 20th century to today, focusing on the status of women as experienced by several generations within the same ... See full summary »

Director: Hala Galal

48. Little Dreams (II) (1993)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Khaled El Hagar | Stars: Mervat Amin, Salah El-Saadany, Ragaa Hussein, Seif Abdelrahman

49. Fama: Heroism Without Glory (2004)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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FAMA: HEROISM WITHOUT GLORY celebrates the life and career of Me Fama, the Moroccan revolutionary who fought against French and Spanish troops before Morocco was granted its independence in... See full summary »

Director: Dalila Ennadre

50. Egypt (2005)
Episode: The Search for Tutankhamun (2005)

Not Rated | 51 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.7
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Howard Carter hunts for the tomb of the boy king Tutankhamun.

Director: Ferdinand Fairfax | Stars: Stuart Graham, Julian Wadham, Caroline Langrishe, Alexandra Weaver

Votes: 83


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