Israeli Cinema

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1. Kadosh (1999)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

6.8
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70 Metascore

Two sisters become victims of the patriarchal, ultra-orthodox society.

Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Yaël Abecassis, Yoram Hattab, Meital Berdah, Uri Klauzner

Votes: 1,601 | Gross: $0.74M

2. Kippur (2000)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, War

6.4
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75 Metascore

The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. The story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. ... See full summary »

Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Liron Levo, Tomer Russo, Uri Klauzner, Yoram Hattab

Votes: 1,395 | Gross: $0.11M

3. Alila (2003)

123 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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57 Metascore

Slice-of-life look at the lives of twelve people who live or work in the same apartment complex in Tel Aviv.

Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Yaël Abecassis, Hana Laslo, Uri Klauzner, Liron Levo

Votes: 487 | Gross: $0.05M

4. Gett (2014)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

7.7
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90 Metascore

After a lukewarm marriage of over twenty years, a woman appeals to her husband's compassion to obtain the desirable divorce document in front of a court, which proves to be more challenging than she would expect.

Directors: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz | Stars: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Gabi Amrani, Dalia Beger

Votes: 4,952 | Gross: $0.99M

5. Kedma (2002)

100 min | Drama, War

6.1
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36 Metascore

In May 1948, shortly before the creation of the State of Israel, hundreds of immigrants from across Europe arrive in Palestine--only to risk arrest by British troops.

Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Andrei Kashkar, Helena Yaralova, Yussuf Abu-Warda, Moni Moshonov

Votes: 595 | Gross: $0.01M

6. West of the Jordan River (2017)

84 min | Documentary

6.2
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Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Bill Clinton, Amos Gitai, Gideon Levy, Yitzhak Rabin

Votes: 24

7. Rabin, the Last Day (2015)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, History

5.8
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66 Metascore

Itzhak Rabin's murder ended all efforts of peace, and with him the whole left wing of Israel died. The movie shows the last of his days as prime minister, and what led to his murder.

Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Yitzhak Hizkiya, Pini Mittelman, Michael Warshaviak, Einat Weitzman

Votes: 293 | Gross: $0.03M

8. Free Zone (2005)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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51 Metascore

Two women embark on a road trip after they are brought together by circumstance. Rebecca (Portman) flees her hotel after a fight with her mother-in-law (Maura) and hails a taxi driven by Hanna (Lazlo).

Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Natalie Portman, Hana Laslo, Hiam Abbass, Carmen Maura

Votes: 2,636 | Gross: $0.03M

9. Lemale et ha'halal (2012)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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79 Metascore

When the older sister of Shira, an 18-year-old Hasidic Israeli, dies suddenly in childbirth, Shira must decide if she can and should marry her widowed brother-in-law, which also generates tensions within her extended family.

Director: Rama Burshtein | Stars: Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg, Chayim Sharir

Votes: 3,272 | Gross: $1.77M

10. A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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55 Metascore

The story of Amos Oz's youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell become the stories we live.

Director: Natalie Portman | Stars: Natalie Portman, Gilad Kahana, Amir Tessler, Moni Moshonov

Votes: 2,323 | Gross: $0.57M

11. Hearat Shulayim (2011)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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82 Metascore

Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak.

Director: Joseph Cedar | Stars: Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi, Aliza Rosen, Alma Zack

Votes: 4,997 | Gross: $2.01M

12. Shiva (2008)

103 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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When one of the brothers (Ohayn) dies, all the whole family comes for Shiva (Jewish tradition,when the family sits seven days at the home after the death one of their family). A large ... See full summary »

Directors: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz | Stars: Ronit Elkabetz, Moshe Ivgy, Yaël Abecassis, Albert Iluz

Votes: 415

13. Ve'Lakhta Lehe Isha (2004)

97 min | Drama

7.0
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The story takes place in Haifa, Israel, in 1979, during three days before the Shabbat. A young woman trying to raise three children, work from home, and observe the strict Moroccan ... See full summary »

Directors: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz | Stars: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Gilbert Melki, Sulika Kadosh

Votes: 407

14. Bikur Ha-Tizmoret (2007)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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80 Metascore

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.

Director: Eran Kolirin | Stars: Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour

Votes: 11,570 | Gross: $3.05M

15. Hatuna Meuheret (2001)

Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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82 Metascore

Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be ... See full summary »

Director: Dover Koshashvili | Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Ronit Elkabetz, Moni Moshonov, Lili Koshashvili

Votes: 2,739 | Gross: $1.55M

16. Knafayim Shvurot (2002)

R | 87 min | Drama

7.5
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75 Metascore

Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.

Director: Nir Bergman | Stars: Orly Silbersatz Banai, Maya Maron, Nitai Gvirtz, Daniel Magon

Votes: 2,221 | Gross: $0.41M

17. Ha-Kochavim Shel Shlomi (2003)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Comedy

7.6
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: Shemi Zarhin | Stars: Oshri Cohen, Arieh Elias, Esti Zakheim, Aya Steinovitz

Votes: 1,049

18. Lost Islands (2008)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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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.

Director: Reshef Levi | Stars: Oshri Cohen, Michael Moshonov, Shmil Ben Ari, Orly Silbersatz Banai

Votes: 556

19. Sallah (1964)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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The sharp, often hilarious satire that became the most successful film in Israeli history is about new immigrants Sallah and his family, who are left in a shack near their promised ... See full summary »

Director: Ephraim Kishon | Stars: Topol, Geula Nuni, Gila Almagor, Albert Cohen

Votes: 746

20. Mivtza Savta (1999 TV Movie)

54 min | Comedy

8.1
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Mivtza Savta ("Operation Grandma") is a satirical Israeli comedy about three very different brothers trying to get around many obstacles to bury their grandmother on her kibbutz. The story ... See full summary »

Director: Dror Shaul | Stars: Rami Heuberger, Ami Smolartchik, Tzach Shpitzen, Einat Weitzman

Votes: 806

21. Sof Ha'Olam Smola (2004)

110 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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As a family from India moves in to a desert neighborhood in Southern Israel in the 1960's, the family's eldest, beautiful daughter discovers friendship and romance with the lovely local ... See full summary »

Director: Avi Nesher | Stars: Neta Garty, Liraz Charhi, Aure Atika, Jean Benguigui

Votes: 987

22. Nina's Tragedies (2003)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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61 Metascore

The taboo relationship between young Nadav and his Aunt Nina transcends definition on its way to odd highs and lows.

Director: Savi Gabizon | Stars: Ayelet Zurer, Yoram Hattab, Alon Aboutboul, Aviv Elkabeth

Votes: 680 | Gross: $0.24M

23. Zohi Sdom (2010)

90 min | Comedy, History

6.6
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When ancient Sodom is doomed to destruction due to its people's corrupt ways, Lot is the only righteous man destined to be spared.

Directors: Adam Sanderson, Muli Segev, Asaf Shalmon | Stars: Orna Banai, Assi Cohen, Maor Cohen, Shani Cohen

Votes: 752

24. A Matter of Size (2009)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A comedy about a 'coming out' of a different kind - overweight people learning to accept themselves.

Directors: Sharon Maymon, Erez Tadmor | Stars: Itzik Cohen, Irit Kaplan, Dvir Benedek, Alon Dahan

Votes: 836

25. Alex Holeh Ahavah (1986)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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The movie is a romantic comedy which takes place in Israel during the Austerity period of the 1950s. The movie's hero is Alex, a 13 year old boy who is about to attend his Bar Mitzvah. Alex... See full summary »

Director: Boaz Davidson | Stars: Eitan Anshel, Batya Barak, Sharon Hacohen, Uri Kabiri

Votes: 600

26. Ha-Ushpizin (2004)

PG | 90 min | Drama

7.4
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70 Metascore

An Orthodox Jewish couple's faith is tested after praying to the Lord for a child on the Succoth holiday.

Director: Gidi Dar | Stars: Shuli Rand, Michal Bat-Sheva Rand, Shaul Mizrahi, Ilan Ganani

Votes: 1,812 | Gross: $1.40M

27. The Wedding Plan (2016)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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72 Metascore

When her fiancé bows out on the eve of her wedding, Michal refuses to cancel the wedding arrangements. An Orthodox Jew, she insists that God will supply her a husband. As the clock ticks down.

Director: Rama Burshtein | Stars: Noa Koler, Amos Tamam, Oz Zehavi, Irit Sheleg

Votes: 630 | Gross: $1.40M

28. Aviva Ahuvati (2006)

107 min | Drama

7.2
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Aviva, a hard-working hotel cook in the northern Israeli town of Tiberias, is on the brink of finally fulfilling her lifelong dream. For years she kept her remarkable writing abilities ... See full summary »

Director: Shemi Zarhin | Stars: Assi Levy, Rotem Abuhab, Levana Finkelstein, Dror Keren

Votes: 414

29. Or (My Treasure) (2004)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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64 Metascore

Or shoulders a lot: she's 17 or 18, a student, works evenings at a restaurant, recycles cans and bottles for cash, and tries to keep her mother Ruthie from returning to streetwalking in Tel... See full summary »

Director: Keren Yedaya | Stars: Dana Ivgy, Ronit Elkabetz, Meshar Cohen, Katia Zinbris

Votes: 1,303 | Gross: $0.03M

30. Ha-Mashgihim (2012)

102 min | Drama

6.9
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Director: Meni Yaish | Stars: Roy Assaf, Gal Friedman, Itzik Golan, Rotem Zissman-Cohen

Votes: 329

31. Ajami (2009)

Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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82 Metascore

Ajami is the religiously mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. These are five stories about the everyday life in Ajami.

Directors: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani | Stars: Fouad Habash, Nisrine Rihan, Elias Saba, Youssef Sahwani

Votes: 5,435 | Gross: $0.62M

32. Campfire (2004)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

7.0
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51 Metascore

The story of one woman's personal battle for acceptance, but also a portrait of a political movement that has forever affected millions of lives in the Middle East.

Director: Joseph Cedar | Stars: Michaela Eshet, Hani Furstenberg, Moshe Ivgy, Maya Maron

Votes: 588

33. Ha-Hesder (2000)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

6.8
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53 Metascore

Is today's fanaticism tomorrow's policy? In a West Bank settlement, Rabbi Meltzer has a grand design: he's building a movement "to pray at the Temple Mount." His yeshiva has scholars, and ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Cedar | Stars: Aki Avni, Tinkerbell, Idan Alterman, Assi Dayan

Votes: 505 | Gross: $0.14M

34. Beaufort (2007)

Unrated | 131 min | Action, Drama, War

6.8
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The story of a group of Israeli soldiers stationed in an outpost prior to the withdrawal of forces of 2000.

Director: Joseph Cedar | Stars: Alon Aboutboul, Adi Adouan, Ya'akov Ahimeir, Guy Apriat

Votes: 4,182 | Gross: $0.10M

35. Bethlehem (I) (2013)

99 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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68 Metascore

Tells the story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant. Shuttling back and forth between conflicting points of view, the... See full summary »

Director: Yuval Adler | Stars: Tsahi Halevi, Shadi Mar'i, Hitham Omari, Michal Shtamler

Votes: 1,777

36. Etz Limon (2008)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

7.4
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74 Metascore

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.

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Rona Lipaz-Michael, Ali Suliman, Doron Tavory

Votes: 5,719 | Gross: $0.57M

37. Efes beyahasei enosh (2014)

Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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69 Metascore

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.

Director: Talya Lavie | Stars: Dana Ivgy, Nelly Tagar, Shani Klein, Heli Twito

Votes: 3,325 | Gross: $0.10M

38. Lebanon (2009)

R | 93 min | Drama, War

6.9
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85 Metascore

During the First Lebanon War in 1982, a lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town.

Director: Samuel Maoz | Stars: Yoav Donat, Itay Tiran, Oshri Cohen, Michael Moshonov

Votes: 10,040 | Gross: $0.37M

39. The Syrian Bride (2004)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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70 Metascore

In Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village in Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border, the Druze bride Mona is engaged to get married with Tallel, a television comedian that works in the... See full summary »

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Makram Khoury, Clara Khoury, Ashraf Barhom

Votes: 2,988 | Gross: $0.38M

40. Milh Hadha al-Bahr (2008)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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43 Metascore

A romantic drama about a working-class woman and her experiences traveling back home.

Director: Annemarie Jacir | Stars: Suheir Hammad, Saleh Bakri, Riyad Ideis, Dana Drigov

Votes: 917 | Gross: $0.01M

41. Paradise Now (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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71 Metascore

Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Kais Nashif, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal, Hamza Abu-Aiaash

Votes: 20,690 | Gross: $1.45M

42. Dancing Arabs (2014)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

7.2
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73 Metascore

A Palestinian-Israeli boy named Eyad is sent to a prestigious boarding school in Jerusalem, where he struggles with issues of language, culture, and identity.

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Tawfeek Barhom, Razi Gabareen, Yaël Abecassis, Michael Moshonov

Votes: 1,420 | Gross: $0.28M

43. Zaytoun (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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39 Metascore

Beirut, 1982: a young Palestinian refugee helps an Israeli fighter pilot escape from PLO captivity because he wants to visit his ancestral family home. En route through war-torn Lebanon their relationship develops into a close bond.

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Abdallah El Akal, Alice Taglioni, Loai Nofi

Votes: 1,394 | Gross: $0.04M

44. The Human Resources Manager (2010)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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62 Metascore

A tragi-comedy centered on the HR manager of Israel's largest industrial bakery, who sets out to save the reputation of his business and prevent the publication of a defamatory article.

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Mark Ivanir, Guri Alfi, Noah Silver, Rozina Cambos

Votes: 1,182 | Gross: $0.06M

45. The Kind Words (2015)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

6.7
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75 Metascore

Follows three siblings who are going to discover the greatest secret of their late mother. This trip is going to change their lives.

Director: Shemi Zarhin | Stars: Rotem Zissman-Cohen, Rassabn Abes, Roy Assaf, Magi Azarzar

Votes: 193 | Gross: $0.14M

46. Walk on Water (2004)

R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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65 Metascore

Following the suicide of his wife, an Israeli intelligence agent is assigned to befriend the grandchildren of a Nazi war criminal.

Director: Eytan Fox | Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Knut Berger, Caroline Peters, Gideon Shemer

Votes: 6,109 | Gross: $2.71M

47. Kidon (2013)

97 min | Action, Comedy

5.0
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A surprising and twisted spy comedy about the Mossad's attempts to find out who killed Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh.

Director: Emmanuel Naccache | Stars: Tomer Sisley, Lionel Abelanski, Kev Adams, Hippolyte Girardot

Votes: 234

48. Tsili (2014)

88 min | Drama

4.9
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Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Sarah Adler, Meshi Olinski, Leah Koenig, Adam Tsekhman

Votes: 46