Watched: Middle Eastern Films

movies I've watched from Middle Eastern countries.
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1.
Bliss (2007)
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Condemned to death to salvage her family's honor, a young rape victim escapes to a seaside town with the man tasked with her execution. (105 mins.)
Director: Abdullah Oguz
“ Turkish: Good movie, interesting. ” - Darii
 
2.
Caramel (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A romantic comedy centered on the daily lives of five Lebanese women living in Beirut. (95 mins.)
Director: Nadine Labaki
“ Great portrayal of middle eastern women and their problems. ” - Darii
 
3.
The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A distressed woman, desperately asks for a meeting with a journalist, to disclose the cruel and inhumane punishment of her niece. (114 mins.)
Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh
“ Extremely sad and touching. Must watch. ” - Darii
 
4.
The Kite (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young 15 year old girl, Lamia, lives in a southern Lebanese village on the border with Israel. She... (80 mins.)
 
5.
Paradise Now (2005)
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Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. (90 mins.)
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
 
6.
Osama (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The Taliban are ruling Afghanistan, they being a repressive regime especially for women, who, among other things... (83 mins.)
Director: Siddiq Barmak
 
7.
Children of Heaven (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair. (89 mins.)
Director: Majid Majidi
 
8.
Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The new math teacher and new school principal discover the 16-year-old underachiever failing classes is really a genius, and the kid's own family's too busy relying on him to mend family fences to notice his brilliance either. (94 mins.)
Director: Shemi Zarhin
 
9.
Baran (2001)
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In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Turkish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. The revelation of Rahmat's secret changes both their lives. (94 mins.)
Director: Majid Majidi
 
10.
The Kite Runner (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble. (128 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
 
11.
The Bubble (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the... (90 mins.)
Director: Eytan Fox
 
12.
Musallat (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The story of a young couple haunted by mysterious forces and there looks to be a heavy possession element as well. The calm life of Suat and Nurcan is broken when they begin to be scared by supernatural creatures. (95 mins.)
Director: Alper Mestçi
 
13.
Where Do We Go Now? (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village. (110 mins.)
Director: Nadine Labaki
 
14.
Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne? (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Fatmagul Sucu Ne (What is Fatmagul's Fault?) is a story based on novel. The series revolves around Fatmagul...
 
15.
Kuzey Güney (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Kuzey and Güney are brothers, yet they cannot be more different, both in character and also in their perception... (90 mins.)
 
16.
Circumstance (2011)
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A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession. (107 mins.)
 
17.
678 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Unfolds the poignant story of three women and their search for justice from the daily plight of sexual harassment in Egypt. (100 mins.)
Director: Mohamed Diab
 
18.
A Separation (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. (123 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
19.
The Band's Visit (2007)
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A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town. (87 mins.)
Director: Eran Kolirin
 
20.
Rabies (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A brother and sister who run away from home find sanctuary in a deserted nature reserve. When the sister falls into the trap of a psychopathic killer... (90 mins.)
 
21.
Lemon Tree (2008)
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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. (106 mins.)
Director: Eran Riklis