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, tense, suspense, bleak and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with arabic, arab, father son relationship, cigarette smoking, family relations, husband wife relationship, photograph, dancing, muslim and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in France, USA, Germany and other countries.
arabic movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as arabic: The Message (1976), Saf (2018), Lion of the Desert (1980), Operation Finale (2018), Beirut (2018), Women (1996), The Extras (1993), The Blind Owl (1987), Escaping Tel Aviv (2009), Kick (2007).

List of arabic movies

The Message (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Libya, Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 207 min.
Story: The story of prophet "Muhammad" and the delivery of the message of God "Allah".
Style: epic, based on true events, cult film
Plot: prophet, arabic, islam, muslim, muslim woman, arab, koran, text messaging, message, historical character, hunter, mosque ...
Time: 7th century
Place: middle east, sahara, saudi arabia
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Saf (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany, Romania
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Turkish director Ali Vatansever weighs the human cost of politically motivated urban renewal in his achingly resonant second feature, about a young couple forced to compromise their ideals and work for the very industry encroaching on their Istanbul ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, disturbing, rough
Plot: murder, missing person, hiding place, death, immigration, refugee, arabic, romanian, social justice, migration, construction, police station ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The theatrical movie spin-off of the ABC’s Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries will follow Essie Davis’ private detective as she embarks on a global adventure to find missing treasure, solve murders and break aviation records... After freeing a ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, captivating, disturbing, sincere
Plot: treasure hunt, artifact, female detective, riddles and clues, private detective, mind game, murder mystery, disappearance, young girl, imprisonment, missing person, escapades ...
Time: 1920s, year 1929, year 1918
Place: australia, scotland yard, london, melbourne australia, palestine ...
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Lion of the Desert (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Libya, USA
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, serious, based on true events
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, world war two, muslim, resistance, bedouin, hanging, space and aliens, imperialism, dictatorship, patriotism, native, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s
Place: libya, italy, middle east, rome italy, north africa
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Operation Finale (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents is deployed to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust, supposedly hidden in Argentina, and get him to Israel to be judged.
Style: based on true events, ambiguous ending, tense, thought provoking, suspense
Plot: war criminal, mossad, chase, manhunt, nazi hunter, nazi, runaway, ss, secret agents, jewish, mission, culture clash ...
Time: 60s, year 1960, year 1954, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: argentina, israel, austria, buenos aires argentina, germany ...
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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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Women (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Directed by Moshé Mizrahi.
Plot: orphan, arabic, self sacrifice, rabbi, teenage girl, gossip, jealousy, polygamy, street market, jewish, sabbath, mother in law daughter in law relationship ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: middle east, jerusalem
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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.
Style: banned
Plot: actor, gas station, theatre production, rehearsal, nervousness, brother sister relationship, arabic, tradition, friend, hair, head scarf, apartment ...
Place: syria
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The Blind Owl (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 105 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: owl, dream, film projector, watching a movie, arab, cinema, disposing of a dead body, manic laughter, movie poster, oneiric, balaclava, pastiche ...
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: espionage, arab, hebrew, muslim, nightclub, kidnapping, infiltration, revenge, arabic, prospector, mother in law, mossad ...
Place: egypt
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Kick (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: Australia
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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: muslim, broken engagement, hijab, mother daughter relationship, lesbianism, concert, doctor, competition, arab, lesbian, gym, lesbian kiss ...
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 ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, serious
Plot: self discovery, tradition, belly dancer, audition, freedom, friendship, liberation, professor, sensuality, feminism, husband wife relationship, sexual repression ...
Place: cairo egypt, middle east, egypt
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Jeruzalem (2015)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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
Style: suspense, scary, exciting, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: demon, curses spells and rituals, tourist, zombie, jewish, apocalypse, church, vacation, transformation, danger, survival, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, year 1972, 2010s, 20th century, 70s
Place: jerusalem, israel, asia, palestine, tel aviv israel
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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: melancholic, entertaining, light, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: doctor, love, culture clash, technology, business, desert, trust, father daughter relationship, corporation, employer employee relationship, tumor, new job ...
Time: 21st century, 1930s, future
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, arabia, usa, egypt ...
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Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Style: tense, political thriller, atmospheric, exciting, twists and turns ...
Plot: cia, fighting the system, espionage, manhunt, conspiracy, uncover truth, life turned upside down, who to trust, political conspiracy, state affairs, off the grid, on the run ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, middle east, langley virginia, vermont ...
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Redacted (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Redacted is a film written and directed by Brian De Palma that is a fictional drama loosely based on the Mahmudiyah killings in Iraq.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: iraq war, soldier, murder, military life, journalist, war, military, media, danger, journalism, state affairs, society ...
Time: contemporary, year 2006
Place: iraq, 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: 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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Paradise Now (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: France, Germany, Netherlands, Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Paradise Now is filmed from the perspective of two Palestinian men who are preparing to perform a suicide attack in Israel. This is the first film to deal with the subject of suicide bombers.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, rough, controversial ...
Plot: terrorism, suicide, israeli palestinian conflict, freedom, politics, bomb, friendship, self sacrifice, occupation, destiny, mission gone awry, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, palestine, palestinian authority, france ...
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Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Monsieur Ibrahim is a story about a young Jewish boy in Paris who meets an old Muslim Turkish grocery store owner. The film touches the themes of friendship and love as the old man is a father figure to the boy as he teaches him of the Koran. The ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, uplifting, atmospheric ...
Plot: muslim, friendship, adoption, generation gap, koran, family relations, man boy relationship, self discovery, coming of age, teaching the ways of the world, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, albania, persia, switzerland ...
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The Code (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Dris is an ex-con, living in the borderline between a decent and a criminal life. He has a regular and simple work and lives a simple life with his wife Lise and loves his family. However, his childhood friends from his Arab community, including his ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, gang, going straight, crime gone awry, dishonesty, crime, betrayal, crimes, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
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The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the sexual development of a filmmaker through three stages of his life.
Style: sexual, non-linear, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loss of virginity, elderly lovers, forbidden love, innocence lost, family relations, twins, vengeance, sexualized violence, love and romance, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, human nature ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, stone age
Place: africa, tunisia, kenya, england, london ...
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Fay Grim (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Many years after her notorious husband, Henry Fool, fled after killing a neighbor, Fay Grim receives a visit from CIA agent Fulbright, who tells her that Henry is dead, but that some of his journals have been unearthed in France. She sets forth on a ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, intrigue, missing person, undercover, dishonesty, rivalry, woman in danger, chases and races, politics, investigation, code, poet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: paris france, france, europe, turkey, istanbul turkey ...
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Exiles (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Music
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One day Zano suggest a crazy idea to his companion Naïma: travel across France and Spain down to Algeria, where they might ultimately come to know the land their parents once had to flee.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, road movie
Plot: self discovery, on the road, homecoming, exile, infidelity, love and romance, couples, introspection, couple relations, hopes, dishonesty, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, spain, morocco, africa, europe ...
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The Band's Visit (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Israel, USA, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Once-not long ago-a small Egyptian police band arrived in Israel. Not many remember this... It wasn't that important. A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts ...
Style: humorous, sincere, enigmatic, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: musician, orchestra, culture clash, small town, fish out of water, society, opposites attract, disorder, singer, stranded, small town life, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, alexandria 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: serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: racism, immigrants, foreigner, misfit, romance, alienation, human nature, nudity (full frontal - brief), older woman younger man relationship, german, mother son relationship, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, morocco, munich germany, europe, central europe ...
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Ajami (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Israel, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Ajami is an area of Tel Aviv in Israel where Arabs, Palestinians, Jews and Christians live together in a tense atmosphere. Omar, an Israeli Arab, struggles to save his family from a gang of extortionists. He also courts a beautiful Christian girl: ...
Style: sincere, rough, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: forbidden love, life turned upside down, family feud, police brutality, realism, family problems, vengeance, family in danger, missing person, rivalry, society, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestinian authority, middle east, palestine, tel aviv israel
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Killer Kid (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Laïd lives in war-torn Lebanon. Chosen and trained by an extremist organisation, he has been forced to enter the adult world far too early. He has been transformed into a fanatical and programmed machine, whose life could be summed ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: lebanese, orphan, immigrants, friendship, terrorism, coming of age, youth, buddies, young heroes, assassination attempt, danger, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: lebanon, paris france, europe, france, beirut lebanon ...
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Out in the Dark (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two young men — a Palestinian grad student and an Israeli lawyer — meet and fall in love amidst personal and political intrigue in this striking debut feature from Israeli director Michael Mayer.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, bleak, serious ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, forbidden love, gay couple, family relations, gay student, gay sex, love affair, society, impossible love, romance, homosexuality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, tel aviv israel, mediterranean sea ...
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Amreeka (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Kuwait, Jordan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Eager to provide a better future for her son, Fadi (Melkar Muallem), divorcée Muna Farah (Nisreen Faour) leaves her Palestinian homeland and takes up residence in rural Illinois -- just in time to encounter the domestic repercussions of ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, single parent, job seeking, starting over, culture clash, social relations, society, hopes, family in crisis, financial problem, family relations, palestinian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003
Place: illinois, usa, palestine, israel
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Cairo Time (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Ireland, Egypt
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, tourist, dishonesty, love affair, fall in love, couples, love and romance, love, marriage, tour guide, husband wife relationship, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt, africa, alexandria egypt ...
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