Best of Egyptian Cinemaby Samar Nasar | created - 02 Dec 2012 | updated - 01 Nov 2014 | Public
1. Tito (2004)
120 min | Action, Crime, Drama
This Egyptian action film is about Tito (Ahmad Al Saqa), who was sentenced to 16 years in jail after a burglary when he was a kid. After he gets out, he goes back to crime with a corrupt ... See full summary »
2. Doa al karawan (1959)
109 min | Drama, Romance
This compelling tale of love and betrayal, set in the upper Egyptian countryside, follows the story of Amna as she plots her revenge on the engineer who destroyed her family's honor.
3. El Akhar (1999)
105 min | Drama, Romance
Egyptian director Youssef Chahine exposes the links between power and fanaticism and denounces intolerance in this bitter portrait of the Egyptian business world, where unconditional drive ... See full summary »
4. Welad el-Amm (2009)
119 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
An Egyptian woman discovers that her husband is in fact a Jewish Mossad agent working for Israel. He takes her and their two children to Israel by force and tries to convince her to live ... See full summary »
5. Al-mohager (1994)
129 min | Drama
The biblical tale of Joseph is told from an Egyptian perspective in this interesting character study. In this film, Joseph is called Ram. Ram, tired of his family's backward superstitious ... See full summary »
6. Al abwab al Moghlaka (1999)
107 min | Drama
Movie about a guy who is in his last high school year , his life was pretty simple till he started figuring out many things about how life in his society is actually going on .
8. Destiny (1997)
135 min | Comedy, Drama, History
The story is set in the 12th century in Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, where famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph and his liberal court judgements are ... See full summary »
9. Cairo Station (1958)
77 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Kinawi, a physically challenged peddler who makes his living selling newspapers in the central Cairo train station, is obsessed by Hannouma, an attractive young woman who sells drinks. ... See full summary »
10. El Naser Salah el Dine (1963)
90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Saladin, ruler of the kingdoms surrounding the Latin state of Jerusalem, is brought to attack the Christians in the Holy Land by the sacking of a convoy of Muslim pilgrims, a group which ... See full summary »
11. Dunia (2005)
112 min | Drama, Romance
After studying literature at Cairo University, Dunia, 23 years old, wants to become a professional dancer. She attends audition for an oriental dance contest where she recites Arabian ... See full summary »
12. Chaos, This Is (2007)
124 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Egyptian movie deals with the issue of corruption in Egypt and the Egyptian police excesses, embodies all of this in the character of the police officer, "Hatem".
13. Ibrahim Labyad (2009)
R | 134 min | Action, Drama
Witnessing the Killing of his father as a kid, Ibraheim is dragged to the criminal underworld of Egypt. While making a name for himself, his plans meets Abdul-Malek Zarzur, the crime lord of the town.
14. The Blue Elephant (2014)
170 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
The story of Dr. Yehia, a psychotherapist at Al Abbasia hospital. He works in the department treating the criminally insane, only to find his best friend to be one of the patients. Trying ... See full summary »
15. Al-ard (1969)
130 min | Drama
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.
16. El-Gazirah (2007)
92 min | Action, Biography, Drama
'El Gezira' is a film about a community of Upper Egypt residents living in El Gezira (the Island). They have their own set of rules, ethics and traditions. They also plant drugs and buy ... See full summary »
17. Laylat El-Baby Doll (2008)
Hossam returns home to Cairo for New Year's Eve after a year's separation from his wife. At the airport, his plans for a romantic night (and to conceive a child) are thwarted by several events, including a terrorist plot.
19. Wahed-Sefr (2009)
105 min | Drama
8 characters in one day, one city, one football match, one goal, Egypt wins one-Zero, everyone happy.. is it all real happiness? or is it just a release of repressed exploding emotions of ... See full summary »
21. Hadduta misrija (1982)
115 min | Drama
In the middle of his own heart surgery, an Egyptian filmmaker remembers his life. In fact his old self, as a child, is accused of attempted murder of his new self. Through the metaphoric ... See full summary »
22. I Love Cinema (2004)
R | 125 min | Drama, Comedy
A child who loves the cinema struggles with his fanatic dad who finds everything ,including cinema, a sin, with the help of his mother who is sexually depressed.
27. Ahla al awkat (2004)
A personal tragedy brings a woman closer to a handful of trusted friends in this independent drama. Salma (Hanan Turk) is a middle-aged woman who has achieved success in her profession but ... See full summary »
28. Bidaya wa nihaya (1960)
130 min | Drama
After the death of the father, the family consisting of a mother and two young men and a girl themselves without a breadwinner finds, to begin each of them in the direction to a different ... See full summary »
29. Ouija (2006)
R | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Two strangers try to solve a mystery that revolves around both of their tragic pasts. At the heart of the mystery lies a mystic board with an ability to kill.
30. Assal Eswed (2010)
130 min | Comedy, Drama
A 30 years old Egyptian goes back to Egypt after living in America for 20 years, where he has a hard time coping with the difference, Specially after he loses his identity and all his money and becomes stuck in Egypt.
31. Wa Islamah (1961)
110 min | Drama, History, War
Set in the 14th century, under their leader Timur, the Tartar hordes invade the Middle East and take over areas as widespread as Persia, Egypt, and Syria. A lowly woman from a harem rises to lead the Egyptians against the invaders.
33. Silence... We're Rolling (2001)
102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Drama about Malak, a rich and famous singing star who, when her husband leaves her, takes up with the younger, handsome Lamei. What Malak can't see - but her family can - is that Lamei is only after her money.
34. Enta omry (2004)
PG-13 | 125 min | Drama, Romance
Youssef and his wife are leading a tranquil and happy life in Hurghada with their young son when tragedy strikes. Youssef is diagnosed with cancer. He decides not to tell his wife and to ... See full summary »
35. Fi baitina rajul (1961)
159 min | Drama, History, Romance
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.
36. Seraa fil Nil (1959)
125 min | Drama
The people of Luxor decided to buy Sandal new submarine instead of the old sandal for river transport business, and cost the mayor Mujahid to go to buy, with a computerized data bank son of... See full summary »
37. Ahlam hakekya (2007)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Mariam is living a troubled life with her husband Ahmed, suddenly her life turned to a nightmare after she dreams of crimes she discovered that it's a real crime after she wakes up, she decides not to sleep anymore.
39. Asrar el-banaat (2001)
91 min | Drama
Graphic portrayal of society's struggle to balance tradition and modernity in modern-day Egypt. "A Girl's Secret" tells the story of sixteen-year-old Yasmeen, whose out-of-wedlock pregnancy... See full summary »
41. Imm el aroussa (1964)
102 min | Comedy
This magnificently madcap comedy classic stars Egyptian film legends Tahiya Karioka and Emad Hamdi as Zeinab and Hussein, overworked parents who get little relief from the never ending ... See full summary »
42. Afwah wa araneb (1977)
Comedy, Drama, Family
A story discussing the society problem during the seventies due to not having any family planning, also covering main issue of differences between poor society and rich society. This film ... See full summary »
46. Fi shaket Masr El Gedeeda (2007)
118 min | Drama, Romance
Yehia (Khaled Abol Naga) rents an apartment in the Heliopolis suburb of Cairo away from his parents' & close to his Banking & stocks investment work company, to discover that the spirit or ... See full summary »
47. Khiana mashroaa (2006)
Action, Drama, Thriller
In this intriguing and entertaining thriller, Khalid Youssef tells the story of a young, rich man (Hani Salama) who kills his wife and his brother when he finds them in bed together. After ... See full summary »
48. La anam (1957)
127 min | Drama, Romance
'I Never Sleep' (also called 'Sleepless') is the story of Nadia Lotfi (Faten Hamama), a teenage girl raised by her father after her mother's untimely death. Her lifelong lack of a mother ... See full summary »
49. Thartharah fawq al-Nil (1971)
115 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
50. Hob el banat (2003)
110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three sisters, all of them from different mother, but one father , when the father dies leaving them with a great legacy but not be implemented unless the three met in one house.
52. El Farah (2009)
95 min | Drama
Zainhum makes fake wedding to regain his money from the guests and during the wedding his mother dies and he has to choose either to continue the wedding or cancel it.
55. Al assifa (2000)
100 min | Drama
This drama from Egyptian filmmaker Khaled Youssef offers Western audiences an unusual perspective on the Gulf War, as a family is torn apart by conflicting personal and political ... See full summary »
56. Gana el bian el taly (2001)
Nader saif eldeen and Afet elsherbiny are two competing Egyptians newspaper reporters who expose the truth but the Channel Manager rejects that for fear of government.
57. Alrayes Omar Harb (2008)
The amazing story of an ambitious guy 'Khaled' who applies for a dealer vacancy at a casino in Egypt where he gets accepted out of numerous candidates for the job. A job that has changed ... See full summary »
58. Gawas biqarar gomhory (2001)
A young couple , from a poor family are getting married. They decided to invite some celebrities and vip's in their wedding. And the surprise was that the president accepted their ... See full summary »
60. Kas wa lask (2006)
105 min | Comedy, Drama
After turning thirty, Gmilla's dreams of emigrating abroad have collapsed. She meets Youssef who is also thinking of traveling and they make a pact that they will help each other to ... See full summary »
63. Baad el mawkeaa (2012)
124 min | Drama, History
Mahmoud was part of the armed groups coerced by the Egyptian Government which carried out attacks on protestors in Tahir Square the 2nd of February 2011. Since then, Mahmoud has lost his ... See full summary »
64. Microphone (II) (2010)
120 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Khaled returns from USA to his mother's funeral at his hometown: Alexandria, Egypt. He decides to make it a fresh new start even if it meant mending his first love story yet it proved a ... See full summary »
65. Heliopolis (2009)
96 min | Drama
8 characters skew lifelines that never really intersect in the suburb of Heliopolis in Cairo within a frame of time of 24 hours all in a very stagnant state and never achieving goals.
69. Mafia (2002)
The movie revolves around the problem of an important principle that has been missing from the minds and hearts of many Egyptian youth nowadays, that is loyalty to the motherland. The movie... See full summary »
70. Africano (2001)
A young ambitious veterinarian and his clumsy brother in-law inherit their uncle's safari theme park in South Africa, and must stop it from shutting down with the help of the uncle's daughter.
72. El-Haya Montaha El-lazza (2005)
145 min | Drama, Romance
Hanan has been unhappy due to the passing of her father, while her husband Sharif has been eyeing Ghada, the young daughter of his driver. They are friends with a married couple, Ahmed and ... See full summary »
74. Harameya fi KG2 (2002)
Two thieves, Hassan and Sebaey, plan to rob the safe in the Kaitby Fortress in Alexandria, but the police capture Sebaey, who asks Hassan to take care of Nesma, his daughter; if he does ... See full summary »
75. Sarek al-farah (1994)
Ahlam and Shata are destined to marry, but Ahlam loves the handkerchief seller Awad. In 1994 the villagers sing at the top of Mount El-Mokatam: 'A boy and a girl will marry, because Shata ... See full summary »
76. Asafeer el neel (2009)
115 min | Drama
Abd el Rehim , an Egyptian in his late twenties arrives in Cairo coming from a village called Tardah. Proof of his spontaneity : he never knows where the exact size of a piece of land he ... See full summary »
78. El Watar (2010)
A mysterious murder involves a violinist (Maysa), but the police officer (Seleem) manages to decipher the crime. The movie studies the female inter-sibling undercurrent competition, when for example they approach one man for his love.