Great Israeli movies (-:

Only good israeli movies, including documentary movies, not by any kind of order. The list is 100% subjective.
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1.
Rabies (2010)
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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.)
“ Israel's first horror film. Open the door for a new type of Israeli cinema. ” - mazniv1
 
2.
Waltz with Bashir (2008)
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An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. (90 mins.)
Director: Ari Folman
“ An innovative combination of animation and an interesting script. Was an Oscar foreign movies nominate. ” - mazniv1
 
3.
Lost Islands (2008)
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A family in the 80s with five kids get into a crisis when twin brothers fall in love with the same girl. (103 mins.)
Director: Reshef Levy
“ Great script, lovely performence. ” - mazniv1
 
4.
Avanti popolo (1986)
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June 11th 1967, the Six-Day War is over and the cease fire has just begun. We follow the journey of Gassan and Haled... (84 mins.)
Director: Rafi Bukai
“ Maybe one of the greatest israeli movies ever. ” - mazniv1
 
5.
The Troupe (1978)
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Comedic musical, about an army singing group. (112 mins.)
Director: Avi Nesher
“ A must watch on Independence Day! ” - mazniv1
 
6.
Halfon Hill Doesn't Answer (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Sergio Konstanza, a Swindler, owes money to Mr. Hasson. He escapes to the desert where he joins a wacky... (92 mins.)
Director: Assi Dayan
“ At the top of "Hagashas Ha'hiver" movies, in my opinion... ” - mazniv1
 
7.
Sweet Mud (2006)
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Set in mid-70's, 12-year old Dvir Avni navigates between the equality values of his home-born Kibbutz and the relationship with his undermined mother, whom the Kibbutz members will to denounce. (90 mins.)
Director: Dror Shaul
“ Captivating photography with an exciting personal script. ” - mazniv1
 
8.
Revolution 101 (2010 Documentary)
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(84 mins.)
Director: Doron Tsabari
“ The ultimate guide to begin a revolution ” - mazniv1
 
9.
Lebanon (2009)
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During the First Lebanon War in 1982, a lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town. (93 mins.)
Director: Samuel Maoz
“ War as it appears out of a tin box ” - mazniv1
 
10.
Paratroopers (1977)
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Not everyone is born to be a soldier. Not even in Israel, where universal conscription is the tradition... (90 mins.)
Director: Yehuda Ne'eman
“ A glance from inside on The Israeli defense force. ” - mazniv1
 
11.
Tza'ad Katan (2003)
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Witnessing their good friend trying to cope with his cancer, three teenagers are determined to make him lose his virginity in case he doesn't survive. (94 mins.)
Director: Shahar Segal
“ The good spirit of youth had never looked more Israeli, more local, more vivid ” - mazniv1
 
12.
The Loners (2009)
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This human drama centers around two loner Russian soldiers who are caught smuggling arms and consequently arrested... (92 mins.)
Director: Renen Schorr
“ The story of two Israeli soliders, new immigrants from Russia, who find it very difficult to integrate into the Israeli society. ” - mazniv1
 
13.
Year Zero (2004)
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(131 mins.)
“ Amazing ensemble of actors shows a spectacular playing displays in an accurate and exemplary photography. ” - mazniv1
 
14.
The House on Chelouche Street (1973)
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A fatherless family immigrates to Israel from Egypt during the British Mandate period. The film traces the hardships the family suffers in the politically unstable country. (110 mins.)
Director: Moshé Mizrahi
“ One of not many historc Israeli movies, also based on true story. Was nominated for 1973 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. ” - mazniv1
 
15.
Joe + Belle (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A dark comedy about two girls who fall in love with their country and with each other en route from Tel Aviv to Sderot (the ongoing target of Qassam rocket attacks). (80 mins.)
Director: Veronica Kedar
“ Something completely else from the Israeli mainstream cinema. Lesbian, violance and drugs... what can go wrong here?! ” - mazniv1
 
16.
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
“ Palestinians on one hand, Israelis on the other and lemon orchard in the middle ” - mazniv1
 
17.
Hill 24 Doesn't Answer (1955)
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This was the first movie produced in Israel. It deals with the outbreak of hostilities during the war for independence in 1947... (101 mins.)
“ Being there when it happend- Israel's war for independence in 1947. ” - mazniv1
 
18.
Ajami (2009)
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Ajami is the religiously mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. These are five stories about the everyday life in Ajami. (124 mins.)
“ Hard core story of a neighborhood in Jaffa and it's arab and jewish residents. ” - mazniv1
 
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
“ The sweet-sour story of an egypt band and it journey in Israel's remoted area ” - mazniv1
 
20.
Life in Stills (2011 Documentary)
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A photo shop owner and her grandson join forces to save the shop and the nearly one million negatives that document Israel's defining moments. (60 mins.)
Director: Tamar Tal
“ A moving human story about the survival of an amazning elderly woman and her photography store which she founded decades ago with her late husband. ” - mazniv1
 
21.
It Kinda Scares Me (2001 Documentary)
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Documentary about the relationship between the mild-mannered filmmaker Tomer and a gang of tough, nihilistic estate-boys whom he is counseling and helping to put on a play. (57 mins.)
Director: Tomer Heymann
“ What happends when a "mild-mannered filmmaker" meets "gang of tough, nihilistic estate-boys". A hint: great movie ” - mazniv1
 
22.
The Flat (2011 Documentary)
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As a documentarian cleans out the flat that belonged to his grandparents - both immigrants from Nazi Germany - he uncovers clues pointing to a complicated and shocking story. (97 mins.)
“ When the grandmother dies, family invades into her empty flat and secrets that were kept for decades finally revealed. ” - mazniv1
 
23.
On the Move (2008 Documentary)
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Ehud Banai, now Israel's biggest singer-songwriter, got in the music business when he was over thirty. This is the story of his music, his friends, and his musical inspirations - from the beginning. (75 mins.)
Director: Avida Livny
“ The story of Ehud Banai ve'Haplitim, a late bloomer singer and his one in a lifetime band. ” - mazniv1
 
24.
Saint Clara (1996)
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The year is 1999 and the storyline is actually a number of sub-plots all revolving around the 13-year old Clara... (85 mins.)
“ An instant israeli cinema classic about a boy, a girl, magic & most important- love. ” - mazniv1
 
25.
Lovesick on Nana Street (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The touching story of Victor, who lives with his mother in the REALLY bad part of town and runs an illegal TV cable station... (94 mins.)
Director: Savi Gavison
“ The thin line between love & loneliness. ” - mazniv1
 
26.
God's Neighbors (2012)
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(102 mins.)
Director: Meny Yaesh
“ Each man and his faith. ” - mazniv1
 
27.
Five Broken Cameras (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army. (94 mins.)
“ An authentic, personal and complicated documentary movie on the Israeli - Palestinian conflict. ” - mazniv1
 
28.
Big Bad Wolves (2013)
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A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge... (110 mins.)
“ In each person we know - there might be a big bad wolf. get ready to get laugh and scared Simultaneously. ” - mazniv1
 
29.
Zero Motivation (2014)
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A unit of female Israeli soldiers at a remote desert base bide their time as they count down the minutes until they can return to civilian life. (97 mins.)
Director: Talya Lavie
“ Great Israeli comedy. couldn't stop laughing. ” - mazniv1
 
30.
The Farewell Party (2014)
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Residents of a retirement home build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend, though they are faced with a series of dilemmas when rumors of the machine begin to spread. (95 mins.)
“ A funny bitter, true and ironic story. ” - mazniv1
 
31.
The Policeman (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Azulai is a policeman in Jaffa, whose incompetence is only matched by his soft-heartedness. His superiors want to send him to early retirement... (87 mins.)
Director: Ephraim Kishon
“ Israeli cinema at his best. Ephraim Kishon at the top of his art. ” - mazniv1
 
32.
The Big Dig (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A slapstick comedy lampooning bureaucracy and the madness of everyday life in Israel centers on an escaped lunatic who digs up the streets of Tel-Aviv with a drill. (95 mins.)
Director: Ephraim Kishon
“ One of the great and best comedies of the Israeli cinema. ” - mazniv1
 
33.
The World Is Funny (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Simple people struggle through extraordinary circumstances. Sometimes the only answer to any problem is 'The world is funny so we have to laugh.' (122 mins.)
Director: Shemi Zarhin
“ Lovely stories and a great ensemble of actors. ” - mazniv1