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, thought provoking, sincere, dramatic and captivating films and TV shows about / with islam, muslim, religion, society, family relations, death, brutality, mentor, culture clash and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, History and War genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
islam movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as islam: Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015), Timbuktu (2014), Farouk Omar (2012), The Mokhtar Narrative (2010), Malcolm X (1992), Wadjda (2012), The Message (1976), Traitor (2008), Kandahar (2001), Not Without My Daughter (1991).

List of islam movies

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: christian film, captivating, serious, sincere
Plot: islam, prophet, muslim, religion, arabic history, idol, prophecy, slavery, battles, family relations, husband wife relationship, caravan ...
Time: 7th century
Place: iran, arabia
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Timbuktu (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Mauritania, 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, compassionate, harsh, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: islam, desert, culture clash, brutality, political unrest, religious fanatic, legal, family in crisis, religions or cults, religious differences, life turned upside down, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: africa, rio de janeiro, middle east
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Farouk 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, christian film, rough
Plot: koran, muslim, islam, prophet, arabic history, arab culture, family relations, conquering, religious persecution, christian, controversy, jewish ...
Time: 7th century, middle ages
Place: jerusalem, persia, arabia
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The Mokhtar Narrative (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Iran
TV show
Story: The Mokhtar Narrative is an Epic/History television series directed by Davood Mirbagheri, based on the life of Al-Mokhtar. Over 140 actors were cast in it. Mokhtar Saqafi was a Shiite Muslim leader who sets up a rebellion movement in 686 A.D in the ...
Style: captivating, suspense, entertaining
Plot: arabic history, islam, arab, arab culture, political intrigue, fighting the system, leadership, political unrest, leader, revenge, battles, fight ...
Time: 7th century
Place: 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: inspirational, political, factual, intense, stylized ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, politics, civil rights movement, african american, black history, assassination, islam, prison, muslim, racial slur, police brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, africa, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city ...
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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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The Message (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, Morocco, UK, 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, serious, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: muslim, islam, religion, prophet, ancient history, religions or cults, arab, belly dancing, arabic history, medieval, ancient, desert ...
Time: 7th century, middle ages
Place: middle east, arabia
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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: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, twists and turns, religion, islam, bomb, cia, spy, faith, traitor, fbi, terrorist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1978
Place: london, africa, israel, middle east, sudan ...
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Kandahar (2001)
Genre: Drama
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: surreal, disturbing, sincere, bleak, tense ...
Plot: islam, politics, desert, survival, refugee, culture clash, brutality, suicide, women, on the road, rescue, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, afghanistan, iran, canada, 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: factual, tense, thought provoking, bleak, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: islam, culture clash, women, confined, escape, female protagonist, domestic violence, family problems, society, life is a bitch, isolation, escape attempt ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east, israel, michigan, persia
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Heaven Will Wait (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Mélanie, 16 years old, lives with her mother. She likes going to school, her friends, playing the cello, and she wants to change the world. But when she meets a boy on the Internet and falls in love with him, her world changes as she is gradually ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, thought provoking
Plot: jihad, religion, conspiracy theory, islam, troubled youth, teenage girl, teenager, parents daughter relationship, 17 year old, female nudity, little sister, brainwashing ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
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Girls of the Sun (2018)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium, Georgia, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bahar, the commanding officer of the Daughters of the Sun, a battalion made up entirely of Kurdish female soldiers, is on the cusp of liberating their town, which has been overrun by ISIS extremists.
Plot: kurd, islam, isis, woman with a gun, prostitution, journalism, woman, violent, girl, propaganda, extremist, partisan ...
Place: kurdistan, middle east
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Of Gods and Men (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: French drama based on the 1996 kidnapping and killing of seven monks in Algeria. A group of Trappist monks reside in the monastery of Tibhirine in Algeria, where they live in harmony with the largely muslim population. When a bloody conflict between ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, unusual plot structure, meditative, visually appealing ...
Plot: monk, monastery, faith, clergy, muslim, islam, christian, religion, idealism, courage, hostage, peace ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: algeria, france, palestine
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My Name Is Khan (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: India, United Arab Emirates, USA
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, romantic, uplifting, thought provoking, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: asperger's syndrome, muslim, disability, autism, religion, islam, journey, mental illness, true love, prejudice, false accusation, family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india, usa, san francisco
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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: psychological, touching, serious, rough, art house ...
Plot: coming of age, solar eclipse, youth, islam, friendship, dream, teenage life, society, generation gap, introspection, family life, mountain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: 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, tense, unusual plot structure, captivating, contemplative
Plot: woman, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, islam, religious conversion, desire, mother, daughter, teenager, family relations, youth, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 218 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, visually appealing, factual, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, world war one, adventure, war, military, imperialism, historical character, british empire, politics, camel, islam, train ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, ottoman empire, arabia, africa ...
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Hidalgo (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Sport, Western
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends the pair around the world...
Style: exciting, inspirational, epic, factual, intense ...
Plot: horse, horse race, desert, cowboy, adventurer, racehorse, adventure, lone hero, islam, underdog, animals, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, syria, iraq, boston ...
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The Kite Runner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.
Style: emotional, disturbing, inspirational, sincere, psychological ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: betrayal, friendship, muslim, childhood, redemption, coming of age, courage, guilt, rape, haunted by the past, islam, bully ...
Time: 70s, 80s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, california, pakistan, san francisco
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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: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: muslim, islam, society, conservative, koran, faith, religions or cults, politics, new job, family relations, fall in love, solitary ...
Time: contemporary
Place: istanbul 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, islam, false accusation, muslim, falsely accused, culture clash, extremism, immigration, misfit, life is a bitch, family disapproval, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: pakistan, chicago illinois, asia, middle east, usa ...
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Where Do We Go Now? (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Lebanon, Egypt, Italy, Qatar
Duration: 110 min.
Story: On a remote, isolated, unnamed Lebanese village inhabited by both Muslims and Christians. The village is surrounded by land mines and only reachable by a small bridge. As civil strife engulfed the country, the women in the village learn of this fact ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting, humorous ...
Plot: religious differences, islam, peaceful mission, village, disagreement, society, strong female character, christianity, religious conflict, religious, civil war, women ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: lebanon, middle east
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A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg and becomes a person of interest for a covert government team which tracks the movements of potential terrorists.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, tense, clever, political ...
Plot: espionage, spy, terrorism, intelligence, surveillance, secret service, investigation, islam, betrayal, manipulation, who to trust, character study ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: hamburg germany, germany, berlin germany, middle east
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The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: political, bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, torture, bomb, protest, muslim, resistance, freedom, french algerian war, military, terrorism, war, colonialism ...
Time: year 1957, 50s, year 1954, 20th century, year 1960 ...
Place: algeria, africa, paris france, middle east, france ...
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Children of War (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Children of War is a movie based on the true events of the 1971 Genocide. Can we, in search of power, become animals? A genocide; neglected! The first use of rape as a weapon of war; undocumented! The lives of millions; unaccounted! The culprits; ...
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, unusual plot structure, suspenseful ...
Plot: brutality, islam, war for independence, genocide, cruelty, independence, rape victim, multiple storylines, brother sister relationship, women's rights, liberation, women ...
Time: year 1971, 70s
Place: bangladesh
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The Taqwacores (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three years in the making, this feature documentary follows the progression of the Muslim Punk scene: from its imaginary inception in a novel written by a white-convert named Michael Muhammad Knight to a full-blown, real-life scene of Muslim punk ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: punk, islam, lifestyle, rebelliousness, student life, fighting the system, youth, moral dilemma, social misfits, society, college life, rock ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pakistan, usa
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The Legend of El Cid (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
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Story: The story of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, a Castilian nobleman and war hero in medieval Spain.
Style: visually appealing, realistic, entertaining, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, spanish history, medieval, monarchy, islam, oppression, gay, battles, warrior, historical character, violence, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: spain, portugal
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The Color of Paradise (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story revolves around a blind boy named Mohammed who is released from his special school in Tehran for summer vacation. His father, shamed and burdened by Mohammed's blindness, arrives late to pick him up and then tries to convince the ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: blindness, poverty, children, shame, orphan, islam, blind character, father son relationship, childhood, countryside, youth, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iran, tehran iran, middle east, tehran
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The Lady of Heaven (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Two stories separated by 1400 years. After losing his mother in the midst of a war-torn country, an Iraqi child, learns the importance and power of patience by discovering the historical story of Lady Fatima and her suffering.
Plot: medieval, isis, islam, angel, religious, terrorism, muslim, freedom, islamic terrorism, faith, tragedy, brutality ...
Time: 7th century
Place: syria, arabia, iraq
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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA, Italy, France
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: medieval, sword fight, war, crusade, battles, knight, siege, warrior, christianity, king, crusader, sword and shield ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: jerusalem, middle east, palestine, holy land, england ...
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