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 romantic comedy centered on the daily lives of five Lebanese women living in Beirut. Dir: Nadine Labaki With: Nadine Labaki, Joanna Moukarzel, Gisèle Aouad Comedy | Drama | Romance 95 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.
The story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemontree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down. Dir: Eran Riklis With: Hiam Abbass, Rona Lipaz-Michael, Ali Suliman Drama 106 mins.
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.
Valley of the Wolves: Iraq
Dir: Serdar Akar, Sadullah Sentürk With: Necati Sasmaz, Billy Zane, Ghassan Massoud Action | Adventure 122 mins.
Abu Laila used to be a judge, but because the government doesn't have the means to renew his assignment he is forced to be a taxi driver... Dir: Rashid Masharawi With: Mohammad Bakri, Areen Omari, Nour Zoubi Drama 71 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.