Hijab movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant hijab movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, sincere, suspense, serious and bleak films and TV shows about / with hijab, muslim, islam, society, women, love, dancing, friendship, family relations and iranian plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in France, Iran, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as hijab: Caliphate (2020), Papicha (2019), Wadjda (2012), Children of Heaven (1997), White Girl (2008), The Infidel (2010), Facing Mirrors (2011), I still hide to smoke (2016), Beautiful City (2004), KKN di Desa Penari (2022).

List of hijab movies

 8.2
 19K
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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 7.1
 3K
Papicha (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Algiers, 1997. The country is in the hands of terrorist groups, seeking to establish an Islamic and archaic state. Women are particularly affected and oppressed by primitive diktas, who seek to take control of their bodies and control their passage ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: violence against women, hijab, female protagonist, islamic terrorism, muslim girl, sea, attempted rape, friendship, teenage girl, arranged marriage, unwanted pregnancy, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: algeria
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 7.5
 21K
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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Children of Heaven (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Iran
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Zohre's shoes are gone; her older brother Ali lost them. They are poor, there are no shoes for Zohre until they come up with an idea: they will share one pair of shoes, Ali's. School awaits...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: childhood, poverty, school, children, life, siblings relations, family, unemployment, running, coming of age, financial problem, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, tehran iran, middle east, tokyo
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 6.6
 209
White Girl (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Debbie, a working class single mother from Leeds, moves her family to Bradford, where they find themselves in an ethnic minority. Daughter Leah must adapt to being the only white girl at school.
Audience: teens
Plot: islam, muslim, alcohol abuse, abusive husband, hijab, alcoholic, domestic violence, racism
Place: yorkshire, england
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 6.4
 7K
The Infidel (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based in a London suburb Mahmud Nasir lives with his wife, Saamiya, and two children, Rashid and Nabi. His son plans to marry Uzma, the step-daughter of Egyptian-born Arshad Al-Masri, a so-called 'Hate Cleric' from Waziristan, Pakistan. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, suspense ...
Plot: satire, culture clash, hijab, muslim, taxi driver, self discovery, adoption, social differences, religions or cults, dark humor, life turned upside down, rabbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.1
 586
Facing Mirrors (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Rana has chosen a path in order to support her family, while Adineh (Eddie) has fled his home and city to escape his complicated situation as a transsexual man prevented from living as his true self by his family. They find themselves on the same ...
Style: psychological, touching, suspense, disturbing
Plot: escape, transsexual, lgbt, friendship, forced marriage, patriarchy, hijab, taxi driver, taxi, muslim, domineering father, arranged marriage ...
Place: iran
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I still hide to smoke (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece, Algeria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Α tragi-comedy about 9 women of different ages and various backgrounds that gather in an Algerian hammam to talk about their lives.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: bathhouse, muslim, pregnancy, female nudity, underage girl, terrorist attack, terrorist bombing, terrorism, life is a bitch, social problems, female protagonist, terrorizing ...
Time: year 1995, 90s
Place: algeria, north africa, africa
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Beautiful City (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Akbar has just turned eighteen. He has been held in a rehabilitation centre for committing murder at the age of sixteen when he was condemned to death. Legally speaking, he had to reach the age of eighteen so that the conviction could be carried ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: death sentence, redemption, crime and punishment, prison, confined, love and romance, legal action, life is a bitch, hopes, youth, boy, matchmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran
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KKN di Desa Penari (2022)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Six students were terrorized by a mysterious dancer while running a community service program in a remote village. Apparently, one of them violates the most fatal rule in the village.
Style: mysterious, dark
Plot: hijab, college student, muslim, dancer, remote village, violent, life, deal with the devil, pact with the devil, flashback, friendship, possession ...
Place: indonesia
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 7.1
 1K
Dash Akol (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dash Akol is greatly respected in Shiraz as an honorable man who has lost his family's money through helping his friends. He has an enemy, however, named Kaka Rostam, a mean and spiteful person. Dash Akol, who is in his forties, falls in love ...
Plot: dancer, fight, loneliness, hijab, funeral, wedding, parrot, love, death, strangulation, swashbuckler, religious faith ...
Time: 1920s
Place: iran
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The Syrian Bride (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village in Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border, the Druze bride Mona is engaged to get married with Tallel, a television comedian that works in the Revolution Studios in Damascus, Syria. They have never met ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: wedding, politics, arranged marriage, occupation, ethnic, culture clash, human spirit, love and romance, nationalism, family feud, family tradition, leaving home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, syria
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 8.4
 90K
Capernaum (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France, Cyprus, Qatar, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Zain, a 12-year-old boy scrambling to survive on the streets of Beirut, sues his parents for having brought him into such an unjust world, where being a refugee with no documents means that your rights can easily be denied.
Style: social, sad, thought provoking, rough, cynical ...
Plot: poverty, traumatic childhood, slum, misery, child abuse, neglected child, refugee, child labor, child protagonist, life is a bitch, low lives, starving child ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: lebanon, beirut lebanon
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 6.9
 128
Dog Sweat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Intertwines the lives of six young Iranians as they struggle to satisfy their private desires in the face of conservative Islamic society.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, underground film
Plot: forbidden love, injustice, love and romance, youth, young lovers, society, bittersweet, muslim, infidelity, repression, hijab, islam ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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 7.4
 4K
Cairo 6,7,8 (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Deals with the phenomenon of sexual harassment in Egypt. Film depicts the moving story of three women Atfguen in some way or another to address the disturbing fact, the phenomenon can not be overlooked in the Egyptian and Arab street and the ...
Style: emotional, touching, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sexual harassment, violence against women, self defense, bus, injustice, rebellion, social decay, defiant, society, life is a bitch, crimes, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2009
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east
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The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, Soraya, whose arranged marriage to an abusive tyrant had a ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: injustice, discrimination, society, sadism, loss of family member, abusive husband, conspiracy, destructive relationship, religion, corruption, arranged marriage, death sentence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east, israel, persia
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 7.2
 3K
In Between (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The film captures the daily duality of three young Palestinian women in Tel Aviv, caught between hometown tradition and big city abandon, and the price they must pay for a lifestyle that seems obvious to many: the freedom to work, party, fuck, and ...
Style: sincere, unusual plot structure, humorous, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: muslim, lesbian, israeli, female friendship, friendship, student, young woman, university, dating, drug use, roommate, single woman ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: israel, palestine, tel aviv israel
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 8.3
 246K
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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 5.8
 243
Meteorites (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nina, a 16-year-old girl, dreams of adventure. Meanwhile, she spends the summer between her village in the south of France and the theme park where she works. Just before meeting Morad, a teenage boy from an Algerian family living in the nearby ...
Plot: summer, teenage girl, meteorite, broken heart, coming of age, amusement park, discussion, skinny dipping, night, hijab, 16 year old, sex scene ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south of france
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 7.1
 14K
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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 6.0
 6K
122 (2019)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Egypt
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During a bloody night, a young man and his lover are struggling, not to get to the hospital, but to escape and survive.
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: hospital, escape, muslim, couples, trapped, locked in, doctor, runaway, survival, struggle for survival, couple relations, fugitives ...
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 7.2
 4K
The Source (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A comedy/drama set in a village and centered on a battle of the sexes, where women threaten to withhold sexual favours as long as the men refuse to install a water pipe.
Style: realistic, sentimental, stylized, feel good, political ...
Plot: village life, sexism, marital rape, rebellion, battle of the sexes, against the rules, desert, ultimatum, machismo, power relations, couples, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, north africa
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Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When autistic teen Ricky is scolded for skipping class, he escapes into the subway for a days-long odyssey among the subway’s disparate denizens. Meanwhile, his mother wages an escalating search effort above ground. Based on a true story and set ...
Style: sincere, touching, melancholic, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, autism, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, social misfits, youth, imagination, boy, illness, train, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1984, year 2012
Place: new york, usa
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 6.3
 121
I Love Vienna (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: I love Vienna is a social comedy that explores the clash of cultures and values.
Plot: migration, muslim, immigrants, dancing, deserter, love, tradition, father son relationship, religious hypocrisy, military service, hijab, prostitute ...
Place: vienna, iran
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Trial on the Street (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Just a few hours to his wedding, Amir, a lad from the south of Tehran, receives a call from his closest friend Habib who insist on meeting him to speak about an urgent issue. He rushes to Habib's works place and there listens to Habib's ...
Plot: jealous husband, prostitution, abortion, polygamy, second wife, betrayal, hijab, dignity, taxi driver, love, friendship, wedding ...
Place: iran
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 6.7
 120
Kick (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: Australia
TV show
Story: Kick is an Australian television series that was first broadcast on 9 June 2007 on SBS TV. It is set in Brunswick in Melbourne, Australia. The series follows the adventures of wild twenty-something Miki Mavros who is forced to move back in with her ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian daughter, multiculturalism, secret relationship, arab culture, college student, gym, betrayal, muslim, culture clash, lesbianism, competition ...
Place: australia
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 6.3
 147
Bemani (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman tries to escape from the much older man she was forced to marry.
Style: dark
Plot: hair, car, addiction, oil, forced marriage, poverty, drug addict, hijab, village, rice, basement, rich ...
Place: iran, iraq
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 6.8
 294
Maryam (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An Iranian-born teenager living in suburban New Jersey thinks of herself as simply an American until anti-Iranian sentiment erupts in her community after American hostages are held in Iran.
Plot: muslim, love, doctor, hijab, fundamentalism, hate, iranian, immigration, martyrdom, religious fundamentalism, cousin cousin relationship, assassination plot ...
Place: iran
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Darling, Something's Wrong with Your Head (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Netherlands, USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 85 min.
Story: “Darling, Something's Wrong with Your Head" a story of forbidden love, is the first fiction feature set in Gaza in over 15 years. The film is a modern re-telling of the legendary tragic romance 'Majnun Layla', which was set in ...
Plot: love, graffiti, hijab, poem, poetry, forbidden love, muslim, head scarf, female director
Place: palestine
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 6.5
 1K
Fatima (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Fatima, a Moroccan-born woman who now lives in France with her two teenage daughters, with whom she is barely able to communicate.
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, sincere
Plot: racism, studying, mother daughter relationship, separated parents, female protagonist, cleaning lady, maid, language barrier, working class, teenager, single mother, school ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
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