Arabic movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant arabic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, stylized, interesting, melancholic and suspense films and TV shows about / with arabic, arab, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, friendship, muslim, cigarette smoking and friend plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in France, USA, Egypt and other countries.
arabic movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as arabic: Ali's Wedding (2017), Lila Says (2004), Excuse my French (2014), The Danish Experiment (2003), The Beach House (2016), Sea Shadow (2011), Fatima (2015), The Sparrow (1974), Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974), Queen of the Desert (2015).

List of arabic movies

Ali's Wedding (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After a "white lie" which spirals out of control, a neurotic, naive and musically gifted Muslim cleric's eldest son must follow through with an arranged marriage, except he is madly in love with an Australian born-Lebanese girl.
Plot: australian, wedding, arabic, police officer, mosque, falling in love, university student, vineyard, police, love, deportation, judge ...
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Lila Says (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on a controversial French novel, Lila Says tells the story of a quiet young poet named Chimo who develops a crush on the pretty, blond Lila, a girl who recently moved into his Arab ghetto with her aunt. When the leader of a rival gang also ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: gang, ghetto, sex, voyeur, party, teacher, arabic, love triangle, sexual relations, teenage life, teenager, neighborhood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, poland, marseille ...
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Excuse my French (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Egypt
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Christian kid suddenly is forced to go to a public school after his father dies and because of a misunderstanding everyone thinks that he's a Muslim.
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, realistic
Plot: hidden identity, world, student life, arabic, egyptian, coming of age, school, dishonesty, high school, society, youth, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, middle east
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The Danish Experiment (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Qadry Al-Minyawi is a widowed husband and a father of four adult sons Mahmoud, Ibrahim, Abdulrahman and Hussien. When he is later appointed as the new minister of youth and sports, his old friend asks him to host his Danish sister-in-law Anita who ...
Plot: arabic, runway, belly dancing, minister, pizza, fight, sex education, heart attack, cultural difference, slap, pizza delivery boy, beer ...
Place: egypt, denmark
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The Beach House (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The Beach House is a film about four people from an Arab generation roaming over the ruins of ideologies, causes and virtues of their predecessors. It portrays their intellectual and emotional nonchalance about what is happening around them in their ...
Plot: beach house, arabic, cancer, dinner party, beach, cocaine, skinny dipping, gay, gay kiss
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Sea Shadow (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: United Arab Emirates
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mansoor, a 16 year-old teenager, living in a coastal "freej" (an Emirati neighborhood), has strong feelings for 16 year-old girl Kaltham. But culture and tradition, as well as family hardship, make it difficult for him to express his ...
Plot: arabic, friend, fear, sea, pain, first love, arab, choice, sister, mother, teenager, brother ...
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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.
Plot: teenager, arabic, roommate, school, student, doctor, cigarette smoking, father daughter relationship, racism, maid, 15 year old, gossip ...
Time: 2010s
Place: medical school, france
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The Sparrow (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, Algeria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set shortly before and during the Six Day War in June of 1967, The Sparrow follows a young police officer stationed in a small village in Upper Egypt whose inhabitants suffer from the harassment of a corrupt businessman.
Plot: arabic, little boy, newspaper, newspaper headline, nationalism, looking at self in mirror, newspaper article, manhunt, investigation, defeat, half brother, army captain ...
Time: year 1967
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt
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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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Queen of the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: adventurer, escapades, politics, political intrigue, state affairs, love and romance, british empire, british military, rivalry, marriage proposal, strong female character, head of state ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 1890s
Place: middle east, persia, tehran iran, jordan, cairo egypt ...
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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Malta, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, artsy, non-linear, road movie
Plot: investigation, train, murder, snow, doctor, justice, vengeance, murder mystery, suspect, stabbed to death, conspiracy, little girl ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, post world war one
Place: europe, alps, palestine, jerusalem, istanbul turkey ...
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Carlos (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 330 min.
Story: The story of Venezuelan revolutionary, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the OPEC headquarters in 1975 before being caught by the French police.
Style: epic, suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, gun, car bomb, hostage situation, crime, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, crimes, german, danger, gunfight, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: middle east, lebanon, africa, europe, sudan ...
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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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A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A story about the childhood of Oz in Jerusalem and his youth in the Kibbutz during the British Mandate and the first days of the state of Israel. The plot describes the relationship between young Oz to his mother and his first steps as a writer.
Plot: grief, depression, occupation, palestinian, friend, newsreel footage, friendship, typewriter, drink, restaurant, father son relationship, apology ...
Time: year 1947, year 1945
Place: israel, palestine, jerusalem, europe, india ...
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Women (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Directed by Moshé Mizrahi.
Plot: menage a trois, orphan, eating, food, wedding, marriage, husband wife relationship, tradition, gossip, arabic, arab, childlessness ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: jerusalem, middle east
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The Extras (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Syria
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Salem dreams of being an actor but is still working in a gas station, only his love for Nada can make things easier for him.
Plot: actor, gas station, apartment, factory, anxiety, friendship, rehearsal, friend, tradition, paranoia, brother sister relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: syria
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The Blind Owl (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: H., 35, an Arabian immigrant, works as projectionist in an old cinema. One day, drawn by the music, he looks through the window of the booth and is fascinated: the dancer he sees on the screen seems to be looking straight into his eyes. He falls in ...
Plot: projectionist, eyeball, manic laughter, cinema, film projector, movie poster, pastiche, oneiric, balaclava, arabic, arab, watching a movie ...
Place: paris france
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Escaping Tel Aviv (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Egypt
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An Egyptian woman discovers that her husband is in fact a Jewish Mossad agent working for Israel. He takes her and their two children to Israel by force and tries to convince her to live with him by force. Mostafa, an Egyptian Intelligence Agent ...
Plot: racism, infiltration, husband wife relationship, park, mossad, arabic, child, pharmacy, muslim, kidnapping, jewish, siren ...
Place: egypt
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Kick (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: Australia
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: broken engagement, fencing, art class, betrayal, lesbianism, lesbian, lesbian kiss, engagement, muslim, doctor, mother daughter relationship, multiculturalism ...
Place: australia
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Dunia (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt, Lebanon, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After studying literature at Cairo University, Dunia, 23 years old, wants to become a professional dancer. She attends audition for an oriental dance contest where she recites Arabian poetry without any body movement. She explain to the perplexed ...
Plot: feminism, thesis, ecstasy, graduate student, sexual repression, symbolism, chauvinism, hookah, bazaar, censorship, blind man, arabic ...
Place: cairo egypt, middle east, egypt
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Jeruzalem (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: Israel
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a couple of American young adults fly to Israel to visit the city of Jerusalem, a biblical nightmare falls upon the city
Plot: found footage, demon, giant, apocalypse, tourist, soldier, zombie, cave, helmet, catholic, muslim, jewish ...
Place: israel, jerusalem
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A Hologram for the King (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, Mexico, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Alan Clay, a struggling American businessman, travels to Saudi Arabia to sell a new technology to the King, only to be challenged by endless Middle Eastern bureaucracy, a perpetually absent monarch, and a suspicious growth on his back.
Style: light, realistic, entertaining, interesting, melancholic ...
Plot: blood, doctor, selfie, laptop, gun, love, drinking, culture clash, technology, divorce, desert, adultery ...
Time: 1930s, future
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, usa, egypt, california
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Spartan (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: U.S. government agent Scott is assigned to rescue the daughter of a high-ranking government official. As willing as he is to bend the rules to get things done, though, Scott is shocked to find that others are willing to go even further to protect a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: sex slavery, investigation, kidnapping, secret service, secret agent, politics, race against time, rescue, undercover, sniper, secret agents, illegal prostitution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: dubai
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Baron 3D (0000)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Egypt, United Arab Emirates
Plot: arabic
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Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: melancholic, suspense, dramatic, atmospheric, scenic ...
Plot: survival, adventure, ocean or sea, human nature, hopes, isolation, ocean, storytelling, young heroes, ship, teenage boy, starvation ...
Place: india, pacific ocean, montreal quebec, toronto ontario canada, mexico ...
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Les Cowboys (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Drama about a father and son who set out to find their missing daughter/sister with the help of an American headhunter.
Plot: missing daughter, gypsy, missing girl, murder, loss of father, bus, car accident, missing person, car fire, burning car, shooting, arabic ...
Time: year 1994, 2000s
Place: pakistan, france
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The Waiter (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man travels through corporate corruption and his own sin to find his soul.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: wind, headband, hitman, crimes, battles, crime, danger, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, pistol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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West Beirut (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Norway, Lebanon, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In April, 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school, making Super 8 movies with his friend, Omar. At first the war is a lark: school has closed, the violence is fascinating, getting from ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, reflective ...
Plot: coming of age, lebanese, politics, innocence lost, wartime life, youth, military life, battles, fall in love, civil war, society, friendship ...
Time: 90s, year 1975
Place: lebanon, middle east, israel, france, beirut lebanon ...
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The Great Journey (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Morocco, Bulgaria, Turkey
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Reda, summoned to accompany his father on a pilgrimage to Mecca, complies reluctantly - as he preparing for his baccalaureat and, even more important, has a secret love relationship. The trip across Europe in a broken-down car is also the departure ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, road movie
Plot: on the road, trip, pilgrimage, immigrants, human nature, parent child relationship, parents and children, culture clash, society, family relations, golden years, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, saudi arabia, europe, yugoslavia, serbia ...
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100% Arabic (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: France, Belgium, Switzerland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The movie takes place in a poverty-stricken, rent-controlled neighborhood on the outskirts of Paris. Algerian immigrants, many of whom are in France illegally, the place has earned the nickname of "100%Arabica". It's a rough ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, emotional, captivating
Plot: disco, culture clash, immigrants, music, hip hop, urban ghetto, music band, world, society, artists and showbiz, friends, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france
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