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, stylized, rough and captivating films and TV shows about / with arab, culture clash, escapades, adventure, society, danger, heroes, muslim, islam and desert plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
arab movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as arab: The Message (1976), The Kingdom (2007), Beirut (2018), The District (2004), Pusher III (2005), Clash (2016), Omar (2012), The Spy (2019), Airlift (2016), Young Ahmed (2019).

List of arab movies

The Message (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, Morocco, UK, Saudi Arabia, 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, rough, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: muslim, arab, prophet, desert, religions or cults, islam, exile, battles, oppression, society, leadership, adventure ...
Time: ancient history, 7th century, middle ages
Place: middle east, arabia
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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, twists and turns, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, special agents, investigation, terrorist, muslim, deception, prince, fbi, chase, interrogation, evidence, loss of friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, washington d.c., usa, iraq
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Beirut (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Plot: terrorist, hostage, israeli palestinian conflict, arab, terrorism, attack, war, heroes, fight, danger, mission, intrigue ...
Time: 70s, 80s, year 1972, year 1982
Place: lebanon, middle east, palestine, israel, beirut lebanon
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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, entertaining, absurd
Plot: political satire, time travel, terrorism, hypocrisy, escape, organized crime, subculture, oil well, social decay, disorder, life turned upside down, fish out of water ...
Time: stone age, middle ages
Place: vatican, hungary, manhattan new york city, new york, washington d.c.
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Pusher III (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In this third installment of the 'Pusher' trilogy, we follow Milo ('Zlatko Buric'), the drug lord from the two first films. He is aging, he is planning his daughter's 25th birthday and his shipment of heroin turns out to be ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, splatter, cult film
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, master criminal, crimes, parents and children, dark humor, family relations, aging, arab, drugs, heroin addict, drug smuggling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: copenhagen, denmark, copenhagen denmark
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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.
Style: feel good, exciting, semi serious, mystical, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, pirate, mythology, sinbad, chase, goddess, heroes, adventurer, disney, danger, rivalry, prince ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages, 8th century
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Clash (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Egypt, France, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Inspired by a real event , Clash takes place almost entirely in a riot van during a demonstration in Cairo after the removal of President Morsi in 2013.
Style: disturbing, suspense, rough, emotional
Plot: arab, muslim, humiliation, journalist, death, riot, lynching, police arrest, hijab, disc jockey, muslim girl, civil unrest ...
Time: year 2013, 2010s
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, north africa
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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, rough, christian film
Plot: islam, prophet, koran, muslim, arabic history, arab culture, religious persecution, christian, arab, controversy, jewish, conquering ...
Time: 7th century
Place: jerusalem, persia, arabia
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The Spy (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: In the 1960s, Israeli clerk-turned-secret agent Eli Cohen goes deep undercover inside Syria on a perilous, years-long mission to spy for Mossad.
Style: based on true events, factual, realistic, serious
Plot: espionage, mossad, spy, secret mission, israeli palestinian conflict, national security, arab, politics, arab israeli conflict, period piece, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: middle east, syria, israel
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Airlift (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Iraq invades Kuwait in August, 1990, a callous Indian businessman becomes the spokesperson for more than 170,000 stranded countrymen.
Style: rough, thought provoking, psychological, suspense
Plot: evacuation, patriotism, military, husband wife relationship, airplane, arab, businessman, refugee camp, iraq war, war, fistfight, tank
Time: 90s, 1990s
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Young Ahmed (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Belgian teenager hatches a plot to kill his teacher after embracing an extremist interpretation of the Quran.
Style: psychological, captivating, sincere, disturbing
Plot: fanatic, escape, muslim, arab, psychologist, friendship, disorder, love, society, youth, deadly, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
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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, sentimental, romantic, captivating, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: social differences, young lovers, love affair, romance, couples, fall in love, culture clash, youth, society, love triangle, rich and poor, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Sir Francis Drake goes on a quest to find the legendary Tree of Life, battling the Spanish Armada, sea monsters, sorceress and his bitter nemesis Captain Don Sandovate on the way.
Style: mystical, intense, stylized, suspense, tense ...
Plot: queen, death, magic, pirate, puzzle, sultan, kidnapping, sailor, sea captain, oracle, battles, atlantis ...
Time: 16th century
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Theeb (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense, exciting
Plot: desert, world war one, survival, coming of age, bedouin, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, danger, culture clash, sheik, british soldier ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1916
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, jordan, ottoman empire, africa ...
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The String (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Tunisia, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Malik has a lot on his plate when he returns home to Tunisia after living in France. He's processing his father's death, he can't come out to his mother, and his childhood anxieties have resurfaced. But all of Malik's problems ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gay love, gays and lesbians, gay, romance, love and romance, coming out, homecoming, couples, gender, unfulfillment, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, tunisia, paris france
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In Desert and Wilderness (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When 15 year old Stas Tarkowski and 9 year old Nel Rawlinson are kidnapped by rebels fighting for the great Arab leader - the Mahdi - their fathers desperately organize a search party. But the Mahdi uprising is spreading rapidly across North Africa ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, wilderness, survival, reunion, self discovery, adventure, danger, confined, siblings relations, desert, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north africa, sudan, africa
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Towelhead (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War.
Style: melancholic, disturbing, compassionate, enigmatic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: pedophilia, older man younger woman relationship, sex with a minor, small town, child abuse, sexual exploration, racism, coming of age, sexual abuse, neighbor, menstruation, gulf war ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1991, year 1990
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, california
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Arn: The Kingdom at Road's End (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, UK, Norway, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Arn has served his term in the Holy land and returns home to be reunited with his beloved Cecilia. When he returns home, he discovers that political forces tries to separate him and Cecilia - but thanks to queen Blanka they can finally get married. ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: war, escapades, military, adventure, homecoming, battle zone, forbidden love, heroic mission, danger, leadership, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: sweden, europe, holy land, eastern europe
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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: coin, arab, american, tourist
Place: jerusalem, israel
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All My Life (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt, France, Israel, 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 ...
Style: romantic, psychological
Plot: gay, taboo sex, gay teenager, male homosexuality, lgbt, gay love, gay lead character, masturbation, arab, voyeurism, gay sex, relationships ...
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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, prison, arab, confined, heroes, escapades, war, military, captivity, heroic mission, daring rescue, adventure ...
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: desert, revolutionary, arab, confined, daring rescue, chase, fugitives, military, rebellion, chases and races, danger, adventure ...
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, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: businessman, hopes, fish, desert, doubts and hesitations, scientist, romance, muslim, self discovery, friendship, obsessive quest, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, scotland, afghanistan, london, england ...
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Things Are Tough All Over (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy
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, semi serious, realistic, exciting, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: lust, desert, pornography, arab, limousine, laundromat, french restaurant, transvestite, latin, duo, submachine gun, gas station ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: chicago illinois, las vegas, usa, midwest, new jersey
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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: rough, tense, bleak, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, prison, gangsters, prison life, cruelty, convict, confined, racial slur, guilt, respect, muslim, power struggle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france, california
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Man Bites Dog (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
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: disturbing, rough, humorous, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: brutality, serial killer, sexual abuse, murder, crimes, crime, robbery, ambition, satire, social decay, disorder, media ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, brussels, belgium, brussels belgium
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The 13th Warrior (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In AD 922, Arab courtier, Ahmad Ibn Fadlan accompanies a party of Vikings to the barbaric North to combat a terror that slaughters Vikings and devours their flesh.
Style: exciting, epic, suspenseful, scenic, rough ...
Plot: vikings, barbarian, battles, mission, viking, heroic mission, adventure, sword and sorcery, sword fight, danger, medieval, heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century, ancient times
Place: scandinavia, iraq
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 228 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, exciting, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: desert, adventure, historical character, battles, british colonial, world war one, imperialism, military, politics, rebel, war, horse ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, saudi arabia, lebanon, cairo egypt ...
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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, sweet, fairy tale, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: princess, genie, desert, disney, friendship, adventure, disney princess, unlikely couple, love, magic, sultan, good versus evil ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, iraq, sahara
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Sinbad (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Sinbad accidentally kills the son of the powerful Lord Akbari in a fist fight. As recompense for the blood debt, Sinbad's brother is killed in front of his eyes. Sinbad escapes, but his grandmother uses a magic talisman to curse him for the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, disturbing, light ...
Plot: witch, curse, ocean or sea, escapades, legends and myths, adventure, rivalry, adventurer, destiny, hopes, sinbad, heroes ...
Time: 8th century
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