Islam movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant islam movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic, tense, rough and complex films and TV shows about / with islam, muslim, society, religion, death, family relations, culture clash, catastrophe, storytelling and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
islam movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as islam: Omar (2012), Kandahar (2001), Not Without My Daughter (1991), Traitor (2008), Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015), Malcolm X (1992), My Name Is Khan (2010), Hotel Mumbai (2018), The Clone (2001), Caliphate (2020).

List of islam movies

Omar (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Morocco
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The life of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab, the second Caliph of Islamic State, before and after he embraces in Islam.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, christian film
Plot: islam, prophet, koran, muslim, arabic history, arab culture, religious persecution, christian, arab, controversy, jewish, conquering ...
Time: 7th century
Place: jerusalem, persia, arabia
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Kandahar (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her.
Style: tense, atmospheric, surreal, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: islam, desert, survival, on the road, refugee, politics, rescue, taliban, journalism, race against time, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east, canada, iran, california ...
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Not Without My Daughter (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An American woman, trapped in Islamic Iran by her brutish husband, must find a way to escape with her daughter as well.
Style: thought provoking, tense, touching, bleak, factual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: islam, culture clash, confined, escape, life is a bitch, society, isolation, family problems, family in crisis, escape attempt, hopes, domestic violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east, michigan, persia, israel
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Traitor (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, religion, islam, faith, traitor, bomb, prison, working undercover, undercover, uncover truth, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1978
Place: sudan, london, nova scotia, chicago illinois, marseille ...
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Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Iran
Duration: 162 min.
Story: By the order of King of Habasha Abraha, one of his army commanders charges ahead Mecca to ruin the House of God. He leads thousands of soldiers, horses and elephants all fully equipped. By God’s will in 3km distance from Mecca, in its outskirts ...
Style: serious, captivating, christian film, sincere
Plot: prophet, islam, husband wife relationship, religion, family relations, battles, slavery, caravan, muslim, prophecy, idol, desert ...
Time: 7th century
Place: arabia, iran
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Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, islam, police brutality, politics, fighting the system, tragic event, racial slur, african american, self discovery, police, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, harlem, new york, africa, manhattan new york city ...
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My Name Is Khan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, has Asperger's syndrome. He marries a Hindu single mother, Mandira, in San Francisco. After 9/11, Rizwan is detained by authorities at LAX who treat him as a terrorist because of his ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: muslim, asperger's syndrome, islam, journey, false accusation, prejudice, autism, mental illness, true love, false arrest, racism, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, mumbai india, san francisco, india
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Hotel Mumbai (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, UK, India, Singapore
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai about the Mumbai attacks in 2008 at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, factual, tense
Plot: terrorist attack, hostage, terrorist, terrorism, courage, jihad, hotel, survival, religious fanatic, shooting, counter terrorism, islam ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008
Place: india, pakistan, mumbai india, australia, bombay india ...
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The Clone (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Brazil
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: O Clone is a Brazilian TV Series/Telenovela that ran on the Rede Globo Network from October 1, 2001 to June 15, 2002, airing 221 episodes.
Style: romantic, emotional, sexy, philosophical, sentimental
Plot: love triangle, love, marriage, cloning, muslim, forbidden love, forced marriage, temptation, islam, loveless marriage, escape, love story ...
Place: morocco, brazil
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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, exciting, disturbing, tense
Plot: isis, hijab, terrorist, terrorism, rape, islam, intelligence agency, suicide bomber, police, islamic terrorism, teenage girl, muslim ...
Place: syria, middle east, sweden, eastern europe
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The Four Feathers (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which ...
Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, captivating, epic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, imperialism, soldier, redemption, rescue, desert, colonialism, islam, slavery, pow, honor, bravery ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1880s
Place: sudan, england, africa, europe, britain ...
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Mustang (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Qatar
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a Turkish village, five orphaned sisters live under strict rule while members of their family prepare their arranged marriages.
Style: heartbreaking, sad, social realism, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: arranged marriage, sisters, forced marriage, islam, female protagonist, escape, suicide, tradition, punishment, teenage girl, sexism, women in society ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, middle east, california, israel ...
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Verses of Love (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ayat-Ayat Cinta is a beautifully portrayed Islamic love story – a tale of a virtuous Muslim protagonist who overcomes all obstacles of life maintaining pure ideals.
Style: philosophical, psychological, mind bending, thought provoking
Plot: muslim, islam, religion, student, doubts and hesitations, love affair, human relationship, life changing experience, bittersweet, hopes, philosophy, loneliness ...
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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Times and Winds (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In a small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, the villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature. They earn their living off the earth and a few animals they feed. Fathers always prefer one of their ...
Style: touching, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: village, mountain, friendship, coming of age, dream, solar eclipse, islam, teenage life, generation gap, society, youth, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
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In the Name of God (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
Duration: 168 min.
Story: The film is about the difficult situation in which the Pakistanis in particular and the Muslims in general are caught up since 9/11. There is a war going on between the Fundamentalists and the Liberal Muslims. This situation is creating a drift not ...
Style: serious, tense, bleak, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, false accusation, muslim, islam, culture clash, falsely accused, family relations, family disapproval, escape attempt, social relations, false arrest, oppression ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, contemporary
Place: pakistan, chicago illinois, usa, asia, middle east ...
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Takva: A Man's Fear of God (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Humble and introvert Muharrem lives in a solitary and meager existence of a prayer and sexual abstinence adhering strictly to the most severe Islamic doctrines.His extraordinary devotion attracts the attention of the leader of a rich and powerful ...
Style: realistic, sincere, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Plot: society, muslim, conservative, islam, family relations, religions or cults, politics, fall in love, solitary, new job, faith, koran ...
Time: contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey
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Jinn (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Summer is a carefree teenage girl whose world is turned upside down when her mother abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a different person. At first resistant to the faith, she begins to reevaluate her identity after becoming attracted to a ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, captivating, contemplative, tense
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, islam, religious conversion, desire, daughter, mother, woman, teenager, faith, society, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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The Message (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, Morocco, UK, Saudi Arabia, Egypt
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.
Style: epic, rough, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: muslim, arab, prophet, desert, religions or cults, islam, exile, battles, oppression, society, leadership, adventure ...
Time: ancient history, 7th century, middle ages
Place: middle east, arabia
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Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.
Style: witty, humorous, funny, parody, satirical ...
Plot: culture clash, nothing goes right, politics, society, actor's life, satire, islam, stand up comedian, sarcasm, farce, frame up, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, new delhi, middle east, asia, pakistan ...
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On the Path (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Germany, Croatia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Loving young couple Luna and Amar try their best to overcome unexpected obstacles that threaten their relationship. After Amar's dramatic change in a fundamentalist community, Luna tears herself apart searching if love is truly enough to keep ...
Style: sincere, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: addiction, alcohol abuse, couple relations, self discovery, introspection, redemption, society, life is a bitch, couples, religions or cults, islam, stewardess ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia, bosnia herzegovina, sarajevo
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Words with Gods (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The first of four installments in the groundbreaking Heartbeat of the World anthology film series. Comprised of several short films by some of the world's most exciting directors, Words with Gods follows the theme of religion - specifically as ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, contemplative
Plot: buddhism, religions or cults, society, clergy, faith, hinduism, christianity, islam, atheism, judaism, religion, world spanning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia
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Khartoum (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: English General Charles George Gordon, a devout Christian, is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, factual, talky ...
Plot: siege, desert, politics, culture clash, imperialism, military, islam, heroes, negotiation, battles, british empire, wartime ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 18th century
Place: africa, sudan, egypt, england, london ...
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East Is East (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1971 Salford fish-and-chip shop owner George Khan expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought up in Britain, increasingly see themselves as British and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, tradition, family relations, muslim, islam, arranged marriage, family problems, bittersweet, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
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Timbuktu (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Mauritania, France, Qatar
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed. A look at the brief occupation of Timbuktu by militant ...
Style: disturbing, harsh, compassionate, emotional, intense ...
Plot: political unrest, legal, religions or cults, family in crisis, life turned upside down, religious differences, islam, desert, religious fanatic, abuse of power, culture clash, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: africa, rio de janeiro, middle east
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The Road to Guantanamo (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, pow, muslim, injustice, u.s. army, life is a bitch, warning, rage, crimes, danger, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, year 2003, year 2002, year 2001, year 2004 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, pakistan, afghanistan, middle east ...
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The Prince of Egypt (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, stylized, cliffhanger ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: slavery, adventure, freedom, ancient egypt, prince, easter, pharaoh, family relations, self discovery, hopes, leadership, family ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, north africa
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20 Fingers (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A film in several episodes with Bijan Daneshmand and Mania Akbari, exposing some of the issues of men and women within the confines of tradition and family life in Iran. Each episode displays a different form of male/female interaction. The placing ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, feminist film, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, dishonesty, human nature, unwanted pregnancy, society, husband wife relationship, muslim, double life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iran, venice
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Silent Waters (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, France, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ayesha is a widow with a secret past, living with her beloved son Saleem in a small town in Pakistan close to the Indian border. When the fires of Islamic nationalism invade their tranquil lives, Saleem and a few of the town's other young men ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: hopes, politics, wartime life, self discovery, family life, youth, battles, family problems, family relations, human nature, death in the family, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, 40s
Place: pakistan, asia, middle east, india
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Snow in Paradise (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Hard-hitting character study that's based on the real story of one man's journey to control his violence through religion. It takes us from the blood soaked East End of London to the world of the Islamic whirling dervishes.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, starting over, life is a bitch, society, religions or cults, urban ghetto life, islam, remorse, best friend, graphic violence, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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The Siege (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The secret US abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York that lead to the declaration of martial law.
Style: rough, thought provoking, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, martial law, fbi, civil rights, siege, lone hero, cia, working undercover, fighting the system, race against time, chases and races, reluctant partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, middle east ...
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