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, suspenseful, exciting, rough and harsh films and TV shows about / with arab, murder, muslim, society, culture clash, death, violence, desert, vengeance and islam plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and History genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
arab movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as arab: Aladdin (1992), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Rollover (1981), 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).

List of arab movies

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, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: genie, princess, unlikely couple, desert, family, adventure, magic, friendship, love, rags to riches, good versus evil, disney ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, saudi arabia
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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, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, adventure, horse, war, soldier, battles, muslim, arab, camel, british empire, politics, imperialism ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, jerusalem, saudi arabia, lebanon ...
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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: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic
Plot: arab, politics, murder, investigation, cons and scams, oil, political corruption, dishonesty, amateur detective, government agency, protagonist as suspect, unlikely partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, manhattan new york city
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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, arab, terrorist, war, gun, hotel, attack, arabic, terrorism, explosion, beach ...
Time: year 1982, year 1972
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: voyeurism, gay, masturbation, arab, homosexuality, lgbt, love, police corruption, gay lead character, gay teenager, corrupt police, male nudity ...
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, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: soldier, prison, arab, daring rescue, rescue mission, israeli, heroic mission, adventure, heroes, war, military, captivity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: desert, student, arab, fugitives, adventure, chase, daring rescue, political unrest, revolution, chases and races, danger, rebellion ...
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, against the odds, fish, romance, salmon, scientist, hopes, self discovery, muslim, doubts and hesitations, wife husband relationship, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, semi serious, exciting, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, pornography, laundromat, lust, money laundering, arab, limousine, pornographer, comedy team, gas station, comedy of errors, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois, midwest, new jersey
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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, christian, hugging, prophet, religion, shot with an arrow, warrior, disarming someone, historical event ...
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, gloomy, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, mafia, gangsters, muslim, cruelty, prison life, crime, money, protection, arab, confined, bribery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france, 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: semi serious, humorous
Plot: urban, time travel, balcony, prime minister, park, bathtub, dog, gunshot, terrorism, bodyguard, pope, political satire ...
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, captivating, exciting, rough
Plot: muslim, religions or cults, war, desert, leadership, adventure, islam, arab, society, exile, fighting the system, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages
Place: middle east
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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, special agents, fbi, track down, hunt down, team, chase, military, explosions, gunfight, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, usa, washington d.c., 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, humorous, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: serial killer, brutality, sexual abuse, murder, arab, crime, media satire, movie business, deadly, artists and showbiz, social decay, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: belgium, europe, brussels, brussels belgium
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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: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: desert, farce, foreign legion, soldier, military life, sahara, arab, adventure, military, anti heroes, parody, rescue ...
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: humorous, not serious, touching, realistic, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, small town, culture clash, muslim, clergy, arab, small town life, church, religions or cults, society, family relations, social relations ...
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: inventor, car, killer, german, arab, business, oil, pursuit, greed, oil industry, environmental, environmental issue ...
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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, battles, mission, adventure, heroic mission, violence, danger, barbarian, heroes, gory, against the odds, good versus evil ...
Time: middle ages
Place: iraq, scandinavia
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Munich (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
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: suspenseful, rough, tense, factual, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassination, revenge, politics, terrorism, secret agents, murder, jewish, vengeance, justice, morality, tragedy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, germany ...
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So Long, Stooge (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lambert, a burned-out case, works the night shift at a gas station, rarely speaking, living alone, drinking. Bensoussan, raised in foster homes, now a small-time pusher for a bar owner named Rashid, comes to the station needing a spark plug for a ...
Style: gloomy, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Plot: drug dealing, motorcycle, punk, gas station attendant, revenge, neo noir, haunted by the past, police investigation, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france
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Days of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Algeria, France, Morocco, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, intellectual ...
Plot: algerian, french, soldier, infantry, army, prejudice, battles, war, military, german, muslim, sergeant ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: africa, algeria, italy, france, europe ...
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, epic
Plot: military, soldier, leadership, war, human spirit, self discovery, political unrest, wartime life, battles, against the odds, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Emmi Kurowski, a cleaning lady, is lonely in her old age. Her husband died years ago, and her grown children offer little companionship. One night she goes to a bar frequented by Arab immigrants and strikes up a friendship with middle-aged mechanic ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: racism, foreigner, romance, immigrants, fall in love, german, wife husband relationship, unsociability, parent child relationship, urban, unlikely couple, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, morocco, europe, west germany, munich germany
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My Brother the Devil (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Mo is a lonely, sensitive boy whose hunger for the rant and banter of buddies makes him prone to tread dangerous territories. He idolizes his handsome older brother, Rashid, a charismatic, well-respected member of a local gang, ...
Style: serious, bleak, gloomy, realistic, rough ...
Plot: gang, siblings relations, crime, crimes, urban ghetto, society, youth, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, interracial relations, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, east end london
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Day of the Falcon (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: serious, stylized, epic, realistic
Plot: muslim, tribe, desert, political intrigue, royal family, rivalry, state affairs, head of state, intrigue, leadership, manipulations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: middle east
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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: romanticism, biblical
Plot: queen, swordswoman, fortress, female soldier, rowing, lady, groom, ecstasy, sabre, brotherhood, forced kiss, chariot ...
Time: renaissance, 16th century
Place: transylvania, bulgaria, hungary, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey ...
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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: tense, serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: partners against crime, murder, police investigation, cold case, crime, boarding school, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, uncover truth, bare breasts, false accusation of rape ...
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, manhunt, undercover, secret agents, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry, fighting crime, uninhibited rivalry, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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