Muslim movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant muslim movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, captivating and dramatic films and TV shows about / with muslim, islam, family relations, society, death, religion, politics, hopes, murder and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in France, USA, UK and other countries.
muslim movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as muslim: Monsieur Ibrahim (2003), The Message (1976), Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2020), Ali (2001), Farouk Omar (2012), Caramel (2007), A Separation (2011), Lion of the Desert (1980), Shahid (2012), Kingdom of Heaven (2005).

List of muslim movies

Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Monsieur Ibrahim is a story about a young Jewish boy in Paris who meets an old Muslim Turkish grocery store owner. The film touches the themes of friendship and love as the old man is a father figure to the boy as he teaches him of the Koran. The ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: muslim, coming of age, friendship, adoption, self discovery, youth, religion, koran, generation gap, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, europe, new jersey, france, greece ...
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The Message (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, Morocco, UK, Egypt
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: muslim, islam, religion, prophet, ancient history, religions or cults, arab, belly dancing, arabic history, medieval, ancient, desert ...
Time: 7th century, middle ages
Place: middle east, arabia
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Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2020)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, History, War
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II wages an epic campaign to take the Byzantine capital of Constantinople and shapes the course of history for centuries.
Style: epic
Plot: sultan, muslim, conquering, turk, battles, leadership, medieval, ancient, sword, castle, roman empire, dream ...
Time: 15th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey, constantinople
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Ali (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his ...
Style: inspirational, uplifting, touching, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: boxing, muslim, civil rights, racism, sport, friendship, african american, fight, rise to the top, human spirit, comeback, politics ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1974, year 1964, 20th century
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
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Farouk Omar (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Morocco
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The life of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab, the second Caliph of Islamic State, before and after he embraces in Islam.
Style: serious, realistic, christian film, rough
Plot: koran, muslim, islam, prophet, arabic history, arab culture, family relations, conquering, religious persecution, christian, controversy, jewish ...
Time: 7th century, middle ages
Place: jerusalem, persia, arabia
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Caramel (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Lebanon
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a beauty salon in Beirut the lives of five women cross paths. The beauty salon is a colorful and sensual microcosm where they share and entrust their hopes, fears and expectations.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: beauty salon, sexual attraction, muslim, lesbian, friendship, self discovery, actress, wedding, police officer, love and romance, workplace, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, israel, beirut lebanon, new jersey
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A Separation (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Australia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Style: heartbreaking, emotional, realistic, talky, tense ...
Plot: poverty, alzheimer's disease, divorce, muslim, marriage, justice, religion, parenthood, court, marital problem, family problems, morality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, tehran iran, tehran, middle east
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Lion of the Desert (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Libya
Duration: 173 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya in WWII. It gives western viewers a glimpse into this little-known region and chapter of history, and exposes the savage means by which ...
Style: epic, exciting, inspirational, serious, controversial
Audience: boys' night
Plot: muslim, desert, bedouin, rebel, arab, military, world war two, resistance, imperialism, space and aliens, tank, islam ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: libya, middle east, italy, north africa, rome italy
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Shahid (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This compelling drama tells the remarkable true story of slain human rights activist Shahid Azmi, who became a powerful voice against the intercommunal violence that has engulfed Mumbai since the early 1990s.
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, tense, psychological ...
Plot: human rights, muslim, legal, terrorist, courtroom, lawyer, false arrest, civil rights, life is a bitch, society, social activist, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, year 2008 ...
Place: india, asia, pakistan, mumbai india, kashmir
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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA, Italy, France
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: medieval, sword fight, war, crusade, battles, knight, siege, warrior, christianity, king, crusader, sword and shield ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: jerusalem, middle east, palestine, holy land, england ...
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The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: political, bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, torture, bomb, protest, muslim, resistance, freedom, french algerian war, military, terrorism, war, colonialism ...
Time: year 1957, 50s, year 1954, 20th century, year 1960 ...
Place: algeria, africa, paris france, middle east, france ...
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Citizen Khan (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Family-based sitcom set in the capital of British Pakistan - Sparkhill, Birmingham. Citizen Khan follows the trials and tribulations of loud-mouthed, tight-fisted, self-appointed community leader Mr Khan and his long suffering family, wife Mrs Khan ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: muslim, family life, satire, society, family relations, parents and children, immigrants, social relations, ethnic, family man, family, sports fan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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The Kingdom (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, investigation, terrorist, islamic terrorism, military, fbi, special agents, al qaeda, gunfight, bomb, deception, muslim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, iraq, washington d.c., usa
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Wadjda (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Germany, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight ...
Style: touching, talky, stylized, feminist film, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, bicycle, islam, muslim, muslim girl, school, gender, dreams, children, religious fanatic, hijab, women ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, iran, japan
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Takva: A Man's Fear of God (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Humble and introvert Muharrem lives in a solitary and meager existence of a prayer and sexual abstinence adhering strictly to the most severe Islamic doctrines.His extraordinary devotion attracts the attention of the leader of a rich and powerful ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: muslim, islam, society, conservative, koran, faith, religions or cults, politics, new job, family relations, fall in love, solitary ...
Time: contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey
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London River (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Algeria
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After traveling to London to check on their missing children in the wake of the 2005 London terror attacks on the city, two strangers come to discover their respective children had been living together at the time of the attacks
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: muslim, koran, missing person, terrorist bombing, terrorism, father, parents and children, family relations, bigotry, track down, religious differences, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe
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Verses of Love (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ayat-Ayat Cinta is a beautifully portrayed Islamic love story – a tale of a virtuous Muslim protagonist who overcomes all obstacles of life maintaining pure ideals.
Style: psychological, philosophical, mind bending, thought provoking
Plot: muslim, islam, religion, student, love affair, bittersweet, doubts and hesitations, life changing experience, human relationship, life, hopes, loneliness ...
Place: egypt, indonesia, cairo egypt
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Of Gods and Men (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: French drama based on the 1996 kidnapping and killing of seven monks in Algeria. A group of Trappist monks reside in the monastery of Tibhirine in Algeria, where they live in harmony with the largely muslim population. When a bloody conflict between ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, unusual plot structure, meditative, visually appealing ...
Plot: monk, monastery, faith, clergy, muslim, islam, christian, religion, idealism, courage, hostage, peace ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: algeria, france, palestine
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Paradise: Faith (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Second film in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy. A devout Catholic woman practises her religion at home and in the local community, but is unprepared for the reappearance of her estranged husband, who is a Muslim.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, art house, erotic ...
Plot: self flagellation, religious fanatic, muslim, religion, missionary, faith, husband wife relationship, self discovery, wheelchair bound, sin, husband wife conflict, belief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, vienna
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Caliphate (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: National Security agent Fatima receives a tip that a terrorist attack against Sweden is in the planning stage. Meanwhile Sulle, a teenage girl in Stockholm, gets interested in her student assistent who opens doors to a new and fascinating world - ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, exciting, tense, dramatic ...
Plot: isis, hijab, terrorist, terrorism, suicide bomber, islamic terrorism, islam, muslim, rape, police, intelligence agency, female protagonist ...
Place: syria, middle east, sweden, eastern europe
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Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: inspirational, political, factual, intense, stylized ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, politics, civil rights movement, african american, black history, assassination, islam, prison, muslim, racial slur, police brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, africa, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city ...
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The Clay Bird (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Bangladesh
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: muslim, hopes, tradition, family relations, politics, village, estrangement, state affairs, coming of age, social relations, religions or cults, revolution ...
Time: 60s
Place: pakistan, middle east, bangladesh
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Conquest 1453 (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 162 min.
Story: After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do: Conquer Constantinople.
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: emperor, rise to the top, sultan, conquering, prophet, muslim, medieval, siege, military, politics, attack, political intrigue ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: ottoman empire, constantinople, middle east, turkey, istanbul turkey
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In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, romantic ...
Plot: bosnian war, soldier, prisoner, muslim, forbidden love, war, life is a bitch, love affair, escape, love and romance, romance, wartime life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sarajevo, bosnia herzegovina, europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia
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Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaara (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 192 min.
Story: The story of the love between Veer Pratap Singh, an Indian, and Zaara Hayaat Khan, a Pakistani...a love so great it knows no boundaries...
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, atmospheric, romantic ...
Plot: forbidden love, impossible love, muslim, romance, rescue, uncover truth, social differences, false accusation, love affair, against the odds, life is a bitch, legal ...
Place: india, pakistan, asia, middle east
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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.
Style: inspirational, sentimental, feel good, entertaining, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: fish, businessman, desert, muslim, romance, hopes, love and romance, doubts and hesitations, friendship, midlife crisis, culture clash, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, scotland, england, afghanistan, london ...
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Private (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Palestinian family is trapped inside a house commandeered by Israeli soldiers.
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: muslim, soldier, human rights, life is a bitch, survival, military, dysfunctional family, society, family problems, rivalry, confined, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, palestine, israel
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Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Iran
Duration: 162 min.
Story: By the order of King of Habasha Abraha, one of his army commanders charges ahead Mecca to ruin the House of God. He leads thousands of soldiers, horses and elephants all fully equipped. By God’s will in 3km distance from Mecca, in its outskirts ...
Style: christian film, captivating, serious, sincere
Plot: islam, prophet, muslim, religion, arabic history, idol, prophecy, slavery, battles, family relations, husband wife relationship, caravan ...
Time: 7th century
Place: iran, arabia
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Omar (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Palestine
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The drama, the story of three childhood friends and a young woman who are torn apart in their fight for freedom, is billed as the first fully-financed film to come out of the Palestinian cinema industry.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, romantic, political ...
Plot: muslim, friendship, moral dilemma, resistance, confession, power of love, social problems, love and romance, terrorism, family relations, gain trust, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: palestinian authority, palestine, israel, middle east
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Green Zone (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped ...
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, cia, war, military, swat team, spy, army, deception, soldier, pow, chase, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq, israel
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