Arab movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant arab movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, humorous and rough films and TV shows about / with arab, murder, danger, death, blood, violence, muslim, culture clash, desert and chase plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Israel and other countries.
arab movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as arab: Beirut (2018), The Seventh Coin (1993), All My Life (2008), Attack at Dawn (1970), Escape from Zahrain (1962), Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011), Things Are Tough All Over (1982), Rollover (1981), The Message (1976), A Prophet (2009).

List of arab movies

Beirut (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A former U. S. diplomat returns to service in order to save a former colleague in Beirut.
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, hostage, terrorist, arab, war, true crime, beach, explosion, terrorism, arabic, attack, hotel ...
Time: year 1972, year 1982
Place: middle east, israel, palestine
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The Seventh Coin (1993)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An independent film starring Peter O'Toole and directed by Dror Soref. In modern-day Jerusalem, an Arab boy and a beautiful American tourist are accidentally entrusted with a priceless coin from the age of King Herod. Soon the two are falling ...
Plot: arab, coin, tourist
Place: jerusalem, israel
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All My Life (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France, Egypt, Lebanon
Duration: 119 min.
Story: For Rami, all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds, as long as he keeps to himself. But when his longtime lover leaves him to marry a woman and his best friends drift away, he comes face to face with the harsh realities of life as a ...
Plot: arab, gay, voyeurism, masturbation, homosexuality, love, lgbt, gay slur, gay lead character, gay love, suicide attempt, caught masturbating ...
Place: egypt
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Attack at Dawn (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eli is an Israeli soldier who manages to escape from a notorious Arab prison. He makes it back to Israel, where he finds Beno, another soldier who had spent 2 years of horror in the same prison. They organize a rescue operation against the prison. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: soldier, prison, arab, war, daring rescue, heroic mission, adventure, escapades, danger, military, confined, captivity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: israel, syria, middle east
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Escape from Zahrain (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Yul Brynner plays political leader Sharif who is sprung from a police van on his way to a firing squad by young loyalists led by Sal Mineo. Yul and the other prisoners kidnap an ambulance and head into the Arabian desert with the police in hot ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: desert, student, arab, daring rescue, adventure, confined, fugitives, state affairs, escapades, chase, military, chases and races ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: 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: sentimental, sincere, inspirational, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: desert, fish, against the odds, hopes, scientist, romance, muslim, salmon, self discovery, doubts and hesitations, businessman, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, scotland, afghanistan, england, africa ...
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Things Are Tough All Over (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cheech and Chong are hired to drive a limo from Chicago to Las Vegas by two shady Arabs - Mr. Slyman and Prince Habib. Unbeknownst to them, five million dollars of dirty money has been stuffed throught the car.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, pornography, pornographer, money laundering, laundromat, lust, arab, limousine, comedy team, gas station, chase, comedy of errors ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois, midwest, new jersey
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Rollover (1981)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An Arab oil organization devises a plan to wreck the world economy in order to cause anarchy and chaos.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious
Plot: politics, murder, arab, dishonesty, deadly, political unrest, stock broker, government agency, amateur detective, crimes, unlikely partners, political corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, manhattan new york city
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The Message (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Libya, Egypt
Duration: 207 min.
Story: The story of prophet "Muhammad" and the delivery of the message of God "Allah".
Plot: muslim, islam, arab, war, spy, horse, speech, empire, revolution, ritual, sword fight, bow and arrow ...
Place: middle east
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A Prophet (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems younger and more brittle than the others detained there. At once he falls under the sway of ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, mafia, muslim, gangsters, cruelty, bribery, convict, respect, lawyer, racial slur, guilt, protection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille, california
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The District (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Hungary
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In an effort to end family feuding, a young gypsy travels back in time to kill mammoths to ensure Hungary becomes rich by killing mammoths in order to create a massive oil reservoir. Things don't go entirely according to plan...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: time travel, urban, time machine, orgy, youth, arab, hypocrisy, mass suicide, prime minister, bathtub, dog, balcony ...
Time: stone age, middle ages
Place: hungary, manhattan new york city, washington d.c.
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The Message (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, Morocco, UK, Saudi Arabia
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
Plot: muslim, desert, war, angel, religions or cults, exile, islam, arab, leadership, society, adventure, rebellion ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages
Place: middle east
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 216 min.
Story: The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: desert, horse, war, adventure, muslim, soldier, battles, torture, insanity, mercenary, interrogation, explosion ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: middle east, lebanon, saudi arabia, jerusalem, ottoman empire ...
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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, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, investigation, fbi, special agents, chase, track down, team, hunt down, torture, prince, disfigurement, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, washington d.c., usa, iraq
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Man Bites Dog (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The activities of rampaging, indiscriminate serial killer Ben are recorded by a willingly complicit documentary team, who eventually become his accomplices and active participants. Ben provides casual commentary on the nature of his work and ...
Style: dark humor, disturbing, stylized, witty, humorous ...
Plot: serial killer, sexual abuse, murder, brutality, arab, crime, robbery, society, media, artists and showbiz, media satire, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, belgium, brussels, brussels belgium
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Aladdin (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Princess Jasmine grows tired of being forced to remain in the palace, so she sneaks out into the marketplace, in disguise, where she meets street-urchin Aladdin. The couple falls in love, although Jasmine may only marry a prince. After being ...
Style: feel good, humorous, fairy tale, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: genie, princess, desert, unlikely couple, love, family, adventure, friendship, good versus evil, magic, first love, disney ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, saudi arabia
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Carry on in the Legion (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bertram Oliphant West (also known as Bo West) wants to clear his unjustly smeared reputation. He joins the Foreign Legion, with Simpson his manservant in tow. But the fort they get posted to is full of eccentric legionnaires, and there is trouble ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: parody, desert, farce, foreign legion, danger, military life, disorder, heroes, escapades, save the day, anti heroes, soldier ...
Time: 20th century
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Little Mosque on the Prairie (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Little Mosque on the Prairie is a Canadian sitcom that aired on CBC, created by Zarqa Nawaz and produced by WestWind Pictures. It was filmed in Toronto, Ontario and Indian Head, Saskatchewan. The series was selected and showcased at the 2009 Dawn ...
Style: realistic, touching, witty, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: sitcom, small town, culture clash, muslim, parents and children, family relations, interracial relations, church, society, battle of the sexes, clergy, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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Killing Cars (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a complex story of automotive intrigue, oil barons, corporate finance, and international villainy, the inventor of an environmentally friendly car powered by energy cells becomes the target of killers. After Ralph Korda has given his patented ...
Plot: car, inventor, arab, german, killer, oil industry, greed, ecology, environmental issue, environmental, business, oil ...
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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: John Wick is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ...
Style: exciting, brutal, tense, serious, suspense ...
Plot: gunfight, assassin, chase, criminal's revenge, crimes, shooting, danger, car chase, one man army, violence, murder, vengeance ...
Time: 2010s
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, north africa, manhattan new york city
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Close (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A counter-terrorism expert takes a job protecting a young heiress. After an attempted kidnapping puts both of their lives in danger, they must flee.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: bodyguard, heiress, kidnapping, counter terrorism, police officer, walkie talkie, pickup truck, assault rifle, ambulance, underwater, gunfight, underwater scene ...
Time: 2010s
Place: morocco
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Stars of Eger (1968)
Genre: Adventure, History, Romance, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 157 min.
Story: This romantic and grandiose historical film depicts the era of the constant incursions and heroic battles fought by the defenders of the castle of Eger, led by captain István Dobó, against the heavy odds of superior numbers through the lives and ...
Style: biblical, romanticism
Plot: female soldier, swordswoman, queen, fortress, chariot, messenger, shame, musketeer, pig, fencing, poet, ambassador ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: istanbul turkey, hungary, ottoman empire, vienna, transylvania ...
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The Absent One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1994 two young twins are found brutally murdered in a summer cottage. A number of clues points in the direction of a group of young upper class students from a nearby boarding school, but the case is closed as a local outsider pleads guilty and ...
Style: gloomy, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: cold case, boarding school, murder, police investigation, hunting party, partners against crime, law enforcement, uncover truth, crimes, mystery, crime, loud sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: denmark, scandinavia
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Cleanskin (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: While working undercover as a bodyguard to arms dealer Harry, former-soldier-turned-secret-service-agent Ewan survives a bloody shootout with a member of an Islamic terrorist cell who steals Harry's briefcase full of Semtex explosives and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, manhunt, society, secret agents, chases and races, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, fighting crime, deadly, rivalry, agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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The Next Man (1976)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Khalil is an Arab diplomat who wants to not only make peace with Israel, but admit the Jewish state as a member of OPEC. This instantly makes him a target for a series of ingeniously conceived assassination attempts, most of which he foils with the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, state affairs, heroes, politics, rivalry, secret agents, against the rules, undercover, idealism, danger, political conspiracy, price of justice ...
Time: 70s
Place: israel, england, london, morocco, new york ...
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Big Bad Wolves (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings - a ...
Style: dark humor, tense, suspenseful, clever, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, kidnapping, danger, captivity, rivalry, confined, crimes, plan gone awry, parents and children, partners in crime, police chief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine
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6 Days (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the ...
Style: realistic, based on true events, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, violence, terrorism, danger, siege, embassy, military, politics, police, death, hostage situation, hostages ...
Time: year 1980
Place: england, london
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Leila (2010)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A musical centered on the romance between a wealthy slacker and an Arab law student.
Style: emotional, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, rich and poor, love and romance, immigrants, unlikely couple, romance, culture clash, youth, friends, power relations, best friends, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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Contract to Kill (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Harmon is a CIA/DEA enforcer investigating Arab terrorists captured in Mexico. With his team--seductive FBI agent Zara and spy-drone pilot Sharp--he flies to Istanbul and uncovers a brutal plot: Islamic extremists plan to use Sonora drug-smuggling ...
Plot: shot to death, aikido, martial arts, violence, knife throwing, female agent, terrorist plot, female spy, sabotage, terrorist, threatened with a knife, taxi driver ...
Time: 2010s
Place: istanbul turkey, mexico
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A Conspiracy of Faith (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An old note is found in a bottle in Jutland which has travelled across the ocean for a long time. The note is hard to decipher, but when the Danish investigators from Section Q receive it, the odd personalities within the section find a new angle on ...
Plot: cold case, brother sister relationship, religious fanaticism, police partner, police investigation, religious faith, farmhouse, police detective, muslim, religion, depression, child abduction ...
Place: denmark
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