Arabic history movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant arabic history movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, serious, stylized, epic, realistic and captivating films and TV shows about / with arabic history, arab, battles, heroes, desert, sword, islam, adventure, sword fight and religion plots mostly in Drama, History and War genres shot in USA, UK, Morocco and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as arabic history: The Mokhtar Narrative (2010), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Farouk Omar (2012), Aladdin (2019), Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015), Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2015), The Message (1976), The Message (1976), The Lady of Heaven (2021), Arn: The Knight Templar (2010).

List of arabic history movies

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: suspense, captivating, entertaining
Plot: arabic history, islam, arab, arab culture, political conspiracy, muslim, showdown, leadership, political unrest, revenge, fight, battles ...
Time: 7th century
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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, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, warrior, battles, siege, war, sword fight, king, christianity, crusade, crusader, medieval, military ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: jerusalem, holy land, middle east, england, israel ...
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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, rough, realistic, christian film
Plot: islam, prophet, koran, muslim, arab culture, arabic history, jewish, controversy, religious persecution, christian, family relations, conquering ...
Time: 7th century
Place: jerusalem, persia, arabia
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Aladdin (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A live-action retelling of the 1992 Disney film of the same name.
Style: romantic, entertaining, light, feel good, psychotronic ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: genie, disney, wish fulfillment, sultan, disney princess, palace, arabian nights, treasure, rags to riches, aladdin, prince, friendship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: baghdad iraq, iraq, middle east, saudi arabia, arabia
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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, sincere, christian film
Plot: prophet, islam, religion, slavery, idol, muslim, prophecy, family relations, battles, husband wife relationship, caravan, desert ...
Time: 7th century
Place: arabia, iran
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Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: United Arab Emirates
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A thousand years ago, one boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior is abducted with his sister and taken to a land far away from home. Thrown into a world where greed and injustice rule all, Bilal finds the courage to raise his voice and make a ...
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, epic
Plot: overcoming, freedom, dream, brother sister relationship, heroes, warrior, injustice, greed, legend, battles, religion, adventure ...
Place: arabia
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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, cult film
Plot: prophet, muslim woman, islam, religion, muslim, arab, koran, arabic history, battles, arab culture, soldier, dancing ...
Time: 7th century
Place: middle east, sahara, saudi arabia
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The Message (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, Morocco, UK
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, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: muslim, arab, ancient history, prophet, islam, desert, religions or cults, exile, battles, religion, oppression, society ...
Time: 7th century, middle ages
Place: middle east, arabia
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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, angel, terrorism, islam, freedom, brutality, faith, torture, tragedy, father daughter relationship, isis, sword duel ...
Time: 7th century
Place: syria, arabia, iraq
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Arn: The Knight Templar (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Sweden
Duration: 264 min.
TV show
Story: Arn has to endure so much before he can get the love of his life Cecilie, who has been put away in a monastery.
Plot: crusade, norse mythology, sword and shield, arabic history, medieval, arab, european history
Time: middle ages
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Muhammad: The Last Prophet (2002)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: More than fourteen centuries ago, Mecca was filled with gambling, drunkenness, slavery, the mistreatment of women, and greed. The holy Ka'bah was littered with idol gods. Pilgrims came by the thousands to worship them. Quarysh, Mecca's ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: prophet, desert, folk hero, self discovery, human spirit, leadership, clergy, good versus evil, ambition, introspection, fighting the system, righting the wronged ...
Time: middle ages, 7th century
Place: middle east, arabia
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Isabel (2011)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: Charting the life of Isabella I of Castile, one of the most important women in Spain’s history, Isabel follows her passionate story from childhood to being crowned Queen. From her political struggles within King Henry IV's court to her ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, family saga
Plot: queen, unfaithful husband, royal family, aristocracy, royalty, palace intrigue, conquering, throne, state affairs, heir, rise to the top, religions or cults ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, europe, portugal
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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.
Style: feel good, mystical, exciting, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, pirate, sinbad, mythology, heroes, adventurer, treasure hunt, chase, good versus evil, friendship, treasure, daring rescue ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages, 8th century
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The Return of Jafar (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: The evil Jafar escapes from the magic lamp as an all-powerful genie, ready to plot his revenge against Aladdin. From battling elusive villains atop winged horses, to dodging flames inside an exploding lava pit, it's up to Aladdin - with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, feel good, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, disney, genie, rescue, good versus evil, aladdin, revenge, family, adventure, vengeance, friends, youth ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, arabia
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Destiny (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Musical, Romance
Country: France, Egypt
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The story is set in the 12th century in Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, where famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph and his liberal court judgements are not liked by everyone. The caliph's political rivals, ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: politics, religions or cults, battles, oracle, revolution, injustice, state affairs, romance, rebellion, fighting the system, society, pregnancy ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: europe, spain, andalusia
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El Cid (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: knight, siege, battles, treason, convent, tragic hero, betrayal, adventure, royal family, heroic mission, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
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Arn: The Kingdom at Road's End (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, UK, Norway, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Arn has served his term in the Holy land and returns home to be reunited with his beloved Cecilia. When he returns home, he discovers that political forces tries to separate him and Cecilia - but thanks to queen Blanka they can finally get married. ...
Style: atmospheric, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: state affairs, war, battlefield, military, escapades, adventure, homecoming, leadership, heroes, forbidden love, heroic mission, battle zone ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: sweden, holy land, europe, eastern europe
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Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Sweden, UK, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Morocco
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Arn, the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love.
Style: stylized, captivating, exciting, epic, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monastery, knight, crusader, adventure, heroes, war, forbidden love, battles, nun, adaptation, cavalry, religion ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: europe, sweden, holy land, middle east, scandinavia ...
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Arabian Nights (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Turkey, Jordan, USA
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: Scheherezade puts herself in danger to save Sultan Schariar, her childhood friend, from the madness that has gripped him since the death of his cheating wife at his own hands.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, epic, mad
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: genie, arabian nights, magic, thief, harem, love and romance, good versus evil, heroic mission, cure, dishonesty, escapades, rivalry ...
Place: middle east
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Aladdin (1994)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Aladdin is an animated television series made by Walt Disney Television which aired from 1994 to 1995, based on the original 1992 feature. It was animated at the Slightly Offbeat Productions Studios in Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand. Coming on the ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: princess, genie, adventure, legends and myths, desert, good versus evil, friendship, disney princess, magic, love and romance, escapades, treasure hunt ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east
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Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Legendary secrets are revealed as Aladdin and his friends—Jasmine, Abu, Carpet and, of course, the always entertaining Genie—face all sorts of terrifying threats and make some exciting last-minute escapes pursuing the King Of Thieves and his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: genie, arabian nights, treasure hunt, treasure, good versus evil, adventure, family, legends and myths, friendship, wish come true, hopes, rescue ...
Time: 18th century
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Aladdin (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Princess Jasmine grows tired of being forced to remain in the palace, so she sneaks out into the marketplace, in disguise, where she meets street-urchin Aladdin. The couple falls in love, although Jasmine may only marry a prince. After being ...
Style: feel good, sweet, fairy tale, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: princess, genie, desert, disney, friendship, adventure, love, unlikely couple, disney princess, arabian nights, family, tiger ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, iraq, sahara
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The 13th Warrior (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In AD 922, Arab courtier, Ahmad Ibn Fadlan accompanies a party of Vikings to the barbaric North to combat a terror that slaughters Vikings and devours their flesh.
Style: exciting, epic, suspenseful, scenic, rough ...
Plot: barbarian, sword and sorcery, battles, mission, viking, heroic mission, adventure, sword fight, norse mythology, heroes, fish out of water, cave ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century, ancient times
Place: scandinavia, iraq
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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, melancholic, compassionate, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: politics, society, friendship, coming of age, civil war, revolution, teenage life, prejudice, lebanese, segregation, honest, survival ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1975
Place: lebanon, middle east, israel, france, syria ...
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