Most Popular Arabic-Language Feature Films
The Blue Elephant
The story of Dr. Yehia, a psychotherapist at Al Abbasia hospital. He works in the department treating the criminally insane... Dir: Marwan Hamed With: Karim Abdel Aziz, Nelly Karim, Mohamed Mamdouh Drama | Horror | Mystery | Thriller 170 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 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 Comedy | Drama 98 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.
Made in Egypt: Soneia Fe Misr
An aimless young man with no ambition is cursed by his little sister. His attempts to free himself of the curse take him on a journey that teaches him many lessons. Dir: Amr Salama With: Ahmed Helmy, Dalal Abdel Aziz, Edward Comedy
Escaping Tel Aviv
An Egyptian woman discovers that her husband is in fact a Jewish Mossad agent working for Israel. He... Dir: Sherif Arafa With: Sherif Mounir, Karim Abdel Aziz, Mona Zaki Action | Drama | Thriller
Three people looking for a better life become stranded in the desert with little hope of survival in this drama from Spain... Dir: Gerardo Olivares With: Adoum Moussa, Aminata Kanta, Mahamadou Alzouma Drama 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.
Valley of the Wolves: Iraq
The film covers through fiction real-life events like the occupation of Iraq, the execution of Daniel Pearl, the Hood event and the Abu Ghraib torture scandal. Dir: Serdar Akar, Sadullah Sentürk With: Necati Sasmaz, Billy Zane, Ghassan Massoud Action | Adventure 122 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.