Top 100 Egyptian films (1996 list)

From a critics poll conducted for the centenary of cinema in 1996. http://www.egypty.com/100/arabic_films.asp
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1.
The Will (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story of Mohammed the son of a barber who has recently got his degree, his lover Fatma, his rivel Al-Etr. (108 mins.)
Director: Kamal Selim
 
2.
The Land (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A small peasant village's struggles against the careless inroads of the large local landowner, The Land shows why political oppression does not necessarily lead to a sense of solidarity among the disinherited. (130 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
 
3.
The Mummy (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An Upper-Egyptian clan robs a cache of mummies and sells the artifacts on the illicit antiquities black market. After a conflict within the clan, one of its members goes to the police, helping the Antiquities Service find the cache. (102 mins.)
 
4.
Cairo Station (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Kinawi, a physically challenged peddler who makes his living selling newspapers in the central Cairo train station... (77 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
 
5.
The Sin (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A poor peasant woman becomes a symbol of worker oppression in this somber social drama directed by Henri Barakat... (105 mins.)
Director: Henry Barakat
 
6.
The Leech (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young man from the country arrives in Cairo to finish his education. His landlady, a widow and successful... (126 mins.)
 
7.
The Beginning and the End (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After the death of the father, the family consisting of a mother and two young men and a girl themselves without a breadwinner finds... (130 mins.)
Director: Salah Abouseif
 
8.
Sawak al-utubis (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The film revolves around "hassan", who works as a driver for a bus transfer in during the day and as a taxi driver (taxi) at night... (107 mins.)
Director: Atef E-Taieb
 
9.
The Flirtation of Girls (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Hamam is a poor Arabic language teacher who gets sacked from a girls' elementary school for not being able to control mischievous students... (120 mins.)
Director: Anwar Wagdi
 
10.
The Tough (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Salah Abouseif
 
11.
El Naser Salah el Dine (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Saladin, ruler of the kingdoms surrounding the Latin state of Jerusalem, is brought to attack the Christians... (90 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
 
12.
The Postman (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Abbas, a resident of Cairo, is appointed by the government to hold the office of supervisor in a post office in a small village in Upper Egypt. (100 mins.)
Director: Hussein Kamal
 
14.
The Curlew's Cry (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
This compelling tale of love and betrayal, set in the upper Egyptian countryside, follows the story... (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Barakat
 
15.
Chased by the Dogs (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After four years in prison, the young thief Said Mahran come out of jail & seek revenge against those... (125 mins.)
Director: Kamal El Sheikh
 
16.
Al-zawja al-thaniya (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A corrupt mayor, who rules the village's people with power and injustice, forces another poor man's wife secretly to marry him in order to have a child. (105 mins.)
Director: Salah Abouseif
 
17.
Mother of the Bride (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
This magnificently madcap comedy classic stars Egyptian film legends Tahiya Karioka and Emad Hamdi as Zeinab and Hussein... (102 mins.)
Director: Atef Salem
 
18.
Al-Kahira thalatin (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Mahgoub Abdel Dayem a young nihilistic college student, having his father crippled with no other source of income... (132 mins.)
Director: Salah Abouseif
 
19.
Shey min el khouf (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Based on Tharwat Abaza's short story, 'Shey min al Khawf' takes place in a rural Egyptian village. Atris'... (112 mins.)
Director: Hussein Kamal
 
20.
El Towk Wa El Eswera (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 1933 in the village of Karnak in Luxor, sad lives with her husband Bakhit Bishari paraplegic and TB disease... (115 mins.)
Director: Khairy Beshara
 
21.
I Want a Solution (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
This film erupted the issue of women's right to get their divorce when life is impossible with their husbands... (115 mins.)
Director: Said Marzouk
 
22.
Lachine, the People's Hope (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Lachin, commander of the Army of One rulers, manages the affairs of governance prime minister, who traded... (98 mins.)
Director: Fritz Kramp
 
23.
There Is a Man in Our House (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Based in British occupied Egypt, Ibrahim (Omar Sharif), a member of the resistance, seeks refuge in the house of a politically passive family after killing the prime minister for his acts of treason. (159 mins.)
Director: Henry Barakat
 
24.
Kit Kat (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Sheikh Hosny is a blind man who lives with his old mother and his frustrated son in the Kit Kat neighborhood... (129 mins.)
 
25.
Siraa Fil-Wadi (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The film revolves around a young Ahmed, who works as an agronomist, and who returns to his village in the south of the valley... (105 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
 
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27.
Raya wa Sekina (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Dramatic rendition of a real life crime wave that terrorized the city of Alexandria, Egypt, between the years 1920 and 1922... (81 mins.)
Director: Salah Abouseif
 
28.
The Wife of an Important Man (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When Mona marries the seemingly decent police officer Hisham, she finds out there is more into him than what he shows to the people. (115 mins.)
Director: Mohamed Khan
 
29.
Al-saqqa mat (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story of the friendship that develops between two men with quite different world views. One, a water... (100 mins.)
Director: Salah Abouseif
 
30.
Alexandria... Why? (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
"Yahia", a young man living in the cosmopolitan Alexandria during World War II. Between his dreams,... (133 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
 
31.
Al-suq al-Soda' (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A corrupt grocer in a traditional Cairene neighborhood enters into an alliance with comprador merchants... (100 mins.)
 
32.
My Wife, the Director General (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Surprise Hussein Omar, head of the projects department to transfer his wife Esmat director of the company construction works... (110 mins.)
 
33.
Ahlam Hind we Kamilia (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Follows the story of two lower-middle class women trying to survive with their dreams in 1980's Egypt. (109 mins.)
Director: Mohamed Khan
 
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36.
Al karnak (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In Egypt, a group of university students were arrested without comitting a crime because of their meetings at the cafe "Karnak", which was known for hosting some thinkers who sometimes criticize the 1952 revolution. (143 mins.)
Director: Aly Badrakhan
 
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38.
The Public Prosecutor (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(110 mins.)
 
39.
Fools' Alley (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
(90 mins.)
Director: Tewfik Saleh
 
40.
We the Students (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Three students: Adel (Omar Sharif), Hassanein, and Samir, each problem, and just loves his neighbor arrows... (100 mins.)
 
41.
Al-asfour (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(105 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
 
43.
Adrift on the Nile (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Set against the backdrop of the 1967 Six-Day War, the movie adaptation of Naguib Mahfouz's novel follows the escapist, drug-fuelled riverboat meetings of a group of frustrated Egyptians from various walks of life. (115 mins.)
Director: Hussein Kamal
 
44.
Struggle of the Heroes (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
(112 mins.)
Director: Tewfik Saleh
 
45.
Lost Youth (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Ahmed Diaeddin
 
46.
Awdat al ibn al dal (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
(120 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
 
47.
The Emigrant (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The biblical tale of Joseph is told from an Egyptian perspective in this interesting character study... (129 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
 
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49.
Jamila, the Algerian (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Egyptian historical film about one of the most important figures in the history of Algeria, Djamila Bouhired... (123 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
 
50.
Lieah ya banafsieg (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
(120 mins.)
 
51.
Kharag wa lam ya'ud (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A culinary piece of cinema. This humourous critique of dehumanisation in big-city life depicts a depressed...
Director: Mohamed Khan
 
52.
Between Heaven and Earth (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The film revolves around a group of people stuck in the elevator are waiting for the help, but they discovered that the group include a thief and a crazy man. (85 mins.)
Director: Salah Abouseif
 
53.
The Count of Monte Cristo (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.
Director: Henry Barakat
 
54.
The Impossible (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
(110 mins.)
Director: Hussein Kamal
 
55.
Kandil om Hashem (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
(115 mins.)
Director: Kamal Attia
 
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57.
Teenagers (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(125 mins.)
Director: Ahmed Diaeddin
 
58.
Love on the Pyramids Plateau (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The film puts the lights on the struggle of youngsters to afford a proper life for marriage Through...
Director: Atef E-Taieb
 
59.
Diary of a Country Prosecutor (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(123 mins.)
Director: Tewfik Saleh
 
60.
The Monster (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
(115 mins.)
Director: Salah Abouseif
 
61.
Supermarket (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Ramzi a struggling musician,works in luxury hotel as a pionist to make a living,his troubled marriage... (104 mins.)
Director: Mohamed Khan
 
62.
A Woman on the Road (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
(115 mins.)
 
63.
Among the Ruins (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
This run-of-the-mill romantic comedy-drama is set in a university in Cairo and begins with a professor and a young student about to be married... (140 mins.)
 
64.
El-Soud ela al-hawia (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
"Climbing to the Bottom" was based on the true story of a spy named Heba Selim who worked for the Mossad... (150 mins.)
Director: Kamal El Sheikh
 
65.
Salama Is Safe (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(100 mins.)
Director: Niazi Mostafa
 
66.
Soft Hands (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A rich man who have two daughters one of his daughters married to poor man and he didn't approve that... (75 mins.)
 
67.
The Rebels (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A sick doctor is admitted to an isolated sanatorium located in the middle of a desolate desert. As a patient... (130 mins.)
Director: Tewfik Saleh
 
68.
Khally ballak men ZouZou (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
When a college professor falls for one of his students, his fiance decides to expose the student's shameful secret to all. (132 mins.)
Director: Hassan Al Imam
 
69.
Al-avokato (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Director: Raafat El-Mihi
 
70.
Mr. Omar (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Gamer, a clerk in a huge farm run by corrupt staff is fired because of his honesty. Going to Cairo to find a job...
Director: Niazi Mostafa
 
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72.
Our Best Days (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Poor girl live on the surface next to the three poor young people fall in love with her all and discover they occur under the weight of the disease... (120 mins.)
Director: Helmy Halim
 
73.
Hadduta misrija (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In the middle of his own heart surgery, an Egyptian filmmaker remembers his life. In fact his old self... (115 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
 
74.
Zeinab (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Mohammed Karim
 
75.
Struggle on the Nile (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The people of Luxor decided to buy Sandal new submarine instead of the old sandal for river transport business... (125 mins.)
Director: Atef Salem
 
76.
Wa Islamah (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
(110 mins.)
 
77.
Abi foq al-Shagara (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A young man is shunned by his friends after he starts an affair with a dancer. (142 mins.)
Director: Hussein Kamal
 
78.
Emberatoriet meem (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Well off widow working Mother "Mona" is struggling raising 6 kids at different ages ranging from elementary school to University graduating students... (113 mins.)
Director: Hussein Kamal
 
79.
Allaeb ma'a alkebar (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Hassan Bahloul sees in his dreams crimes to happen on the ground, so he tells that to captain Motasem Al Alfy and the story begins. (100 mins.)
 
80.
Passion and Revenge (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An Egyptian guy tried to love a women who taken care by his enemy
Director: Youssef Wahby
 
81.
House No. 13 (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Kamal El Sheikh
 
82.
The Sin (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A drama plot about a wife trying to balance her husband's love towards their adopted child (sin child of the wife) and their natural child. (146 mins.)
Director: Hassan Al Imam
 
83.
El saman wal karif (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(120 mins.)
 
85.
I Am Free (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
(115 mins.)
Director: Salah Abouseif
 
86.
El ragol el-lazi fakad zilloh (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
(110 mins.)
Director: Kamal El Sheikh
 
87.
Dananir (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
(90 mins.)
Director: Ahmed Badrakhan
 
88.
My Thirteenth Wife (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Murad (Rushdi Abaza) is a notorious playboy who, by the time they met Aida (Shadia), had already been married 12 times... (97 mins.)