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 serious, realistic, exciting, epic, entertaining and stylized films and TV shows about / with arab, heroes, danger, escapades, culture clash, desert, islam, society, adventure and rivalry 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 13th Warrior (1999), Leila (2010), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Kingdom (2007), Theeb (2014), Munich (2005), Lion of the Desert (1980), Cast a Giant Shadow (1966), Sinbad (2012), The Spy (2019).

List of arab movies

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, scenic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: viking, sword fight, barbarian, sword and sorcery, battles, medieval, mission, arab, combat, violence, fight, adventure ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century, ancient times
Place: scandinavia, iraq
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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, captivating, romantic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, young lovers, social differences, love affair, couples, culture clash, fall in love, love triangle, immigrants, unlikely couple, rich and poor, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 218 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, visually appealing, factual, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, world war one, adventure, war, military, imperialism, historical character, british empire, politics, camel, islam, train ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, ottoman empire, arabia, africa ...
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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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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, tense, serious, exciting
Plot: desert, world war one, coming of age, bedouin, boy, survival, sheik, adventure, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, culture clash, british soldier ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1916
Place: jordan, middle east, saudi arabia, africa, arabia ...
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Munich (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: political, suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, assassination, jewish, vengeance, spy, mossad, murder, politics, judaism, terrorist, secret agents ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, beirut lebanon, europe, palestine ...
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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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Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has vowed to invade the poorly prepared country as soon as ...
Style: epic, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: arab, arab israeli conflict, israeli army, jewish, war, military, judaism, terrorism, world war two, battles, heroes, battlefield ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1947, year 1948
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem, tel aviv israel
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Sinbad (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, stylized, light, semi serious ...
Plot: arabian nights, sea voyage, curse, witch, sinbad, escapades, adventurer, rivalry, destiny, hopes, adventure, legends and myths ...
Time: 8th century
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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: factual, realistic, serious
Plot: spy, espionage, mossad, israeli palestinian conflict, secret mission, arab israeli conflict, arab, national security, politics, sex party, male nudity, airplane ...
Time: 60s
Place: middle east, syria, israel
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The Mokhtar Narrative (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Iran
TV show
Story: The Mokhtar Narrative is an Epic/History television series directed by Davood Mirbagheri, based on the life of Al-Mokhtar. Over 140 actors were cast in it. Mokhtar Saqafi was a Shiite Muslim leader who sets up a rebellion movement in 686 A.D in the ...
Style: captivating, suspense, entertaining
Plot: arabic history, islam, arab, arab culture, political intrigue, fighting the system, leadership, political unrest, leader, revenge, battles, fight ...
Time: 7th century
Place: iran
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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: political, suspense, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: terrorist, hostage, terrorism, arab, spy, espionage, attack, war, heroes, fight, israeli palestinian conflict, mission ...
Time: year 1982, year 1972, 80s, 70s
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, israel, palestine
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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: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: gay, gay love, romance, coming out, gays and lesbians, lgbt, love and romance, homecoming, gender, couples, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tunisia, france, paris france, mediterranean sea
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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: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, wilderness, survival, child in peril, self discovery, confined, adventure, siblings relations, desert, heroes, family, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sudan, north africa, africa
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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, disturbing, captivating, sincere
Plot: fanatic, escape, muslim, psychologist, arab, friendship, disorder, society, youth, culture clash, religion, religious ...
Time: contemporary
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Aladdin (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A live-action retelling of the 1992 Disney film of the same name.
Style: fairy tale, feel good, entertaining, romantic, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: aladdin, wish fulfillment, genie, arabian nights, disney, magic, disney princess, sultan, princess, palace, friendship, happy ending ...
Time: 18th century
Place: baghdad iraq, middle east, saudi arabia, arabia, iraq
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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 love, male homosexuality, gay lead character, masturbation, gay sex, gay teenager, romantic relationship, relationship problems, social relations, relationships ...
Place: egypt
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True Lies (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Harry Tasker is a secret agent for the United States Government. For years, he has kept his job from his wife, but is forced to reveal his identity and try to stop nuclear terrorists when he and his wife are kidnapped by them.
Style: exciting, humorous, intense, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, secret service, secret agents, adventure, marriage, surveillance, terrorist, love and romance, truth serum, undercover, terrorist plot ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994, 80s
Place: washington d.c., florida, maryland, california, usa
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Flightplan (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A claustrophobic, Hitchcockian thriller. A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet the child vanishes and nobody admits she was ever on that plane.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: airplane, missing child, twists and turns, kidnapping, conspiracy, mystery, disappearance, female protagonist, family relations, pilot, rain, flight attendant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: berlin germany, germany, new york, newfoundland
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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: disturbing, melancholic, enigmatic, compassionate, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: pedophilia, coming of age, sex with a minor, child abuse, sexual exploration, sexual abuse, racism, sexuality, neighbor, adolescence, older man younger woman relationship, small town ...
Time: 90s, year 1991, year 1990
Place: california, austin texas, usa, houston texas, texas
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Clash (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Egypt, France, Germany, United Arab Emirates
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: suspense, rough, disturbing, emotional, political
Plot: arab, muslim, humiliation, death, journalist, riot, lynching, claustrophobia, nurse, muslim girl, civil unrest, dj ...
Time: year 2013, 2010s
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, north africa
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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: fairy tale, feel good, sweet, humorous, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: princess, disney, desert, friendship, genie, adventure, love, arabian nights, disney princess, magic, family, unlikely couple ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, sahara, iraq
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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: treasure hunt, treasure, american, arab, tourist, coin
Place: jerusalem, israel
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, arab, prison, soldier, rescue mission, heroes, military, war, confined, escapades, adventure, daring rescue ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east, syria
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: revolutionary, fictional country, exotic locale, arab, desert, fugitives, state affairs, confined, daring rescue, military, rebellion, escapades ...
Time: 60s
Place: africa, middle east
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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, road movie, stylized, surreal, talky ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: lust, weed, drugs, road trip, desert, chase, stoners, nudity (full frontal - brief), arab, limousine, gas station, male nudity ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: chicago illinois, usa, midwest, new jersey, las vegas
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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, adult animation
Plot: political satire, hypocrisy, terrorism, escape, organized crime, subculture, oil well, social decay, back in time, disorder, life turned upside down, fish out of water ...
Time: stone age, middle ages
Place: hungary, washington d.c., manhattan new york city, new york, vatican
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The Wedding Song (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewess who are both preparing for their marriages.
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, erotic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, coming of age, forced marriage, friendship, life is a bitch, injustice, holocaust, loss of virginity, sex, society, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: tunisia, africa
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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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: exciting, entertaining, colourful, witty, sweet ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: pirate, adventure, mythology, sinbad, chase, treasure hunt, arabian nights, swashbuckler, heroes, good versus evil, friendship, treasure ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages, 8th century
Place: sicily, mediterranean sea
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Black Gold (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Italy, Qatar, Tunisia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: On the Arabian Peninsula in the 1930s, two warring leaders come face to face. The victorious Nesib, Emir of Hobeika, lays down his peace terms to rival Amar, Sultan of Salmaah. The two men agree that neither can lay claim to the area of no man’s ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, epic ...
Plot: tribe, sheik, desert, oil, state affairs, muslim, bedouin, parents and children, political intrigue, manipulation, family relations, conservative ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, arabia
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