Most Popular Arabic-Language Feature Films
An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. Dir: Haifaa Al-Mansour With: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani Drama 98 mins.
A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he's tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier's killing. Dir: Hany Abu-Assad With: Adam Bakri, Leem Lubany, Iyad Hoorani Drama | Thriller 96 mins.
An Arab surgeon living in Tel Aviv discovers a dark secret about his wife in the aftermath of a suicide bombing. Dir: Ziad Doueiri With: Ali Suliman, Reymond Amsalem, Evgenia Dodena Drama 102 mins.
A comedy/drama set in a village and centered on a battle of the sexes, where women threaten to withhold sexual favors if their men refuse to fetch water from a remote well. Dir: Radu Mihaileanu With: Leïla Bekhti, Hafsia Herzi, Hiam Abbass Comedy | Drama 135 mins.
City of Life
A privileged young male Arab at odds with his cultural identity and his less fortunate street smart... Dir: Ali F. Mostafa With: Alexandra Maria Lara, Sonu Sood, Saoud Al Kaabi Drama | Romance
Where Do We Go Now?
A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village. Dir: Nadine Labaki With: Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Leyla Hakim, Nadine Labaki Comedy | Drama 110 mins.
An Egyptian gangster, El Ott, divorced his wife, Salma, and left the family soon after his daughter... Dir: Ibrahim El-Batout With: Amr Waked, Salah Hanafy, Farouk Al-Fishawy Thriller 110 mins.
Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. Dir: Hany Abu-Assad With: Kais Nashif, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal Crime | Drama | Thriller | War 90 mins.
The Wedding Song
The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewess who are both preparing for their marriages. Dir: Karin Albou With: Lizzie Brocheré, Olympe Borval, Najib Oudghiri Drama | War 100 mins.
The Yacoubian Building
Meditations on corruption, fundamentalism, prostitution, homosexuality, and drugs in central Cairo. Dir: Marwan Hamed With: Adel Imam, Nour El-Sherif, Youssra Drama 161 mins.