Most Popular Feature Films With Country of Origin United Arab Emirates


1. Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2015)

PG-13 | 105 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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A thousand years ago, one boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior is abducted with his sister and taken to a land far away from home. Thrown into a world where greed and injustice rule all, Bilal finds the courage to raise his voice and make a change. Inspired by true events, this is a story of a real hero who earned his remembrance in time and history.

Directors: Khurram H. Alavi, Ayman Jamal | Stars: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, China Anne McClain, Michael Gross, Ian McShane

Votes: 2,013

2. The Help (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama

8.1
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62 Metascore

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 322,300 | Gross: $169.71M

3. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.4
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73 Metascore

The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton

Votes: 368,067 | Gross: $209.36M

4. The Circle (2017)

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Post-production

A woman lands a job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, where she becomes involved with a mysterious man.

Director: James Ponsoldt | Stars: Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, Karen Gillan, John Boyega

5. The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

PG | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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55 Metascore

The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon

Votes: 53,934 | Gross: $54.24M

6. Contagion (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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70 Metascore

Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 181,530 | Gross: $75.64M

7. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller

4.3
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32 Metascore

As Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form.

Directors: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ciarán Hinds, Idris Elba, Violante Placido

Votes: 88,537 | Gross: $51.77M

8. A Most Violent Year (2014)

R | 125 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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79 Metascore

In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history.

Director: J.C. Chandor | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 46,667 | Gross: $5.75M

9. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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62 Metascore

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 75,830 | Gross: $46.38M

10. The Way Back (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 133 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.3
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66 Metascore

Siberian gulag escapees travel 4,000 miles by foot to freedom in India.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Dragos Bucur

Votes: 87,954 | Gross: $2.68M

11. Snitch (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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51 Metascore

A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son, who was imprisoned after being set up in drug deal.

Director: Ric Roman Waugh | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal, Rafi Gavron

Votes: 65,355 | Gross: $42.92M

12. Syriana (2005)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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76 Metascore

A politically-charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved and affected by it.

Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Kayvan Novak

Votes: 109,869 | Gross: $50.82M

13. Backtrack (I) (2015)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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43 Metascore

Psychologist Peter Bower's life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers a strange secret about his patients. Risking his own sanity, Peter delves into his past to uncover a terrifying ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Petroni | Stars: Sam Neill, Adrien Brody, Robin McLeavy, Bruce Spence

Votes: 6,319

14. Theeb (2014)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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80 Metascore

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.

Director: Naji Abu Nowar | Stars: Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh, Jack Fox

Votes: 6,131 | Gross: $0.28M

15. The Crazies (2010)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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55 Metascore

About the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply.

Director: Breck Eisner | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Timothy Olyphant, Danielle Panabaker, Joe Anderson

Votes: 93,859 | Gross: $39.10M

16. Fair Game (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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69 Metascore

CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Sonya Davison, Vanessa Chong

Votes: 38,799 | Gross: $9.53M

17. The Beaver (2011)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama

6.7
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60 Metascore

A troubled husband and executive adopts a beaver hand-puppet as his sole means of communicating.

Director: Jodie Foster | Stars: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Cherry Jones

Votes: 40,068 | Gross: $0.96M

18. Promised Land (2012)

R | 106 min | Drama

6.6
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55 Metascore

A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski, Hal Holbrook

Votes: 30,587 | Gross: $7.56M

19. Shorts (2009)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.9
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53 Metascore

A young boy's discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in the suburban town of Black Falls when jealous kids and scheming adults alike set out to get their hands on it.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Jimmy Bennett, James Spader, Kat Dennings, Jake Short

Votes: 5,376 | Gross: $20.92M

20. Furry Vengeance (2010)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family

3.8
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23 Metascore

In the Oregon wilderness, a real-estate developer's new housing subdivision faces a unique group of protestors: local woodland creatures who don't want their homes disturbed.

Director: Roger Kumble | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Brooke Shields, Ricky Garcia, Eugene Cordero

Votes: 12,494 | Gross: $17.60M

21. As I Open My Eyes (2015)

102 min | Drama

7.0
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74 Metascore

Tunis, summer 2010, a few months before the Revolution: Farah, 18 years-old, has just graduated and her family already sees her as a future doctor. But she doesn't think the same way. She ... See full summary »

Director: Leyla Bouzid | Stars: Baya Medhaffer, Ghalia Benali, Montassar Ayari, Lassaad Jamoussi

Votes: 360 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Wadjda (2012)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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81 Metascore

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd

Votes: 13,340 | Gross: $1.35M

23. The Idol (2015)

100 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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Mohammed Assaf, an aspiring musician living in Gaza, sets a seemingly impossible goal: to compete on the program "Arab Idol."

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Tawfeek Barhom, Ahmed Al Rokh, Hiba Attalah, Kais Attalah

Votes: 552

24. Djinn (2013)

82 min | Horror, Thriller

4.4
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An Emirati couple return home from a trip and discover that their new apartment has been built on a site that is home to some malevolent beings.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Aiysha Hart, Razane Jammal, Khalid Laith, Paul Luebke

Votes: 1,148

25. Desert Dancer (2014)

PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Drama

6.0
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49 Metascore

Afshin Ghaffarian risks everything to start a dance company amidst his home country of Iran's politically volatile climate and the nation's ban on dancing.

Director: Richard Raymond | Stars: Nazanin Boniadi, Freida Pinto, Tom Cullen, Simon Kassianides

Votes: 1,210 | Gross: $0.14M

26. Welcome Back (2015)

152 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.2
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A pair of reformed gangsters try to find a husband for their newly discovered sister, but complications arise due to mistaken identities.

Director: Anees Bazmee | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Dimple Kapadia, John Abraham

Votes: 4,213 | Gross: $1.39M

27. From A to B (2014)

108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Three estranged childhood friends (Omar, Ramy, Jay), travel on a road trip from Abu Dhabi to Beirut in memory of their lost friend. If what happens en route doesn't make them crazy, it might just bring them closer.

Director: Ali F. Mostafa | Stars: Fahad Albutairi, Shadi Alfons, Fadi Rifaai, Khaled Abol Naga

Votes: 991

28. Rattle the Cage (2015)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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Trapped in a prison cell ("Zinzana") in a remote police station, a man named Talal (Saleh Bakri) is tortured by visions of his beloved ex-wife and son as he waits to hear his fate. When ... See full summary »

Director: Majid Al Ansari | Stars: Omar Abdulhamid, Abdalla Bu Abed, Ahd, Ali Al-Jabri

Votes: 337

29. Pathemari (2015)

118 min | Drama

8.5
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Narrates both the hardships and happiness that Gulf life has provided to Malayalees. The period from 1960 to the present form the context of the story.

Director: Salim Ahmed | Stars: Mammootty, Sreenivasan, Jewel Mary, Joy Mathew

Votes: 1,139

30. The Worthy (2016)

95 min | Thriller | Post-production

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Director: Ali F. Mostafa | Stars: Ali Suliman, Samer Ismail, Rakeen Saad, Maisa Abd Elhadi

31. Chimera (V) (2016)

105 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Post-production

A brilliant but disturbed scientist decides to freeze his children alive, while he races against time to cure their deadly genetic disease by unlocking the secret of immortality encoded within the DNA of the Turritopsis jellyfish.

Director: Maurice Haeems | Stars: Henry Ian Cusick, Kathleen Quinlan, Erika Ervin, Jenna Harrison

32. Amreeka (2009)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

7.1
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73 Metascore

A drama centered on the trials and tribulations of a proud Palestinian Christian immigrant single mother and her teenage son in small town Indiana.

Director: Cherien Dabis | Stars: Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass, Alia Shawkat

Votes: 3,077 | Gross: $0.62M

33. Bombairiya (2016)

Comedy | Post-production

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Director: Pia Sukanya | Stars: Radhika Apte, Akshay Oberoi, Siddhanth Kapoor, Ravi Kishan

34. 3000 Nights (2015)

103 min | Drama

7.0
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A young Palestinian schoolteacher gives birth to her son in an Israeli prison where she fights to protect him, survive and maintain hope.

Director: Mai Masri | Stars: Maisa Abd Elhadi, Nadira Omran, Rakeen Saad, Raida Adon

Votes: 130

35. Dam999 (2011)

108 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

3.7
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After many years two mariners return to homeland with the hope of a new beginning, little did they know about a disaster that would change their destiny.

Director: Sohan Roy | Stars: Joshua Fredric Smith, Vinay, Megha Burman, Linda Arsenio

Votes: 836

37. In the Last Days of the City (2016)

118 min | Drama

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Downtown Cairo, 2009. Khalid, a 35 year old filmmaker is struggling to make a film that captures the soul of his city while facing loss in his own life. With the help of his friends, who ... See full summary »

Director: Tamer El Said | Stars: Khalid Abdalla, Laila Samy, Hanan Youssef, Mariam Saleh Saad

Votes: 59

38. City of Life (2009)

119 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A privileged young male Arab at odds with his cultural identity and his less fortunate street smart friend; a disillusioned Indian taxi driver who bears an uncanny resemblance to a famous ... See full summary »

Director: Ali F. Mostafa | Stars: Alexandra Maria Lara, Sonu Sood, Saoud Al Kaabi, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 1,146

39. When I Saw You (2012)

98 min | Drama

6.6
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72 Metascore

1967. The world is alive with change: brimming with reawakened energy, new styles, music and an infectious sense of hope. In Jordan, a different kind of change is underway as tens of ... See full summary »

Director: Annemarie Jacir | Stars: Mahmoud Asfa, Ruba Blal, Saleh Bakri, Anas Algaralleh

Votes: 389

40. Factory Girl (2013)

90 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Hayam is a factory worker who is living in a low middle class area, along with other factory girls. She thought that her feelings for the new supervisor in the factory can grow bigger in ... See full summary »

Director: Mohamed Khan | Stars: Yasmin Raeis, Hani Adel, Salwa Mohamed Ali, Salwa Khattab

Votes: 667

41. Rana's Wedding (2002)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Comedy

6.6
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71 Metascore

About a Palestinian girl of 17 who wants to get married to the man of her own choosing. Rana wakes up one morning to an ultimatum delivered by her father: she must either choose a husband ... See full summary »

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Clara Khoury, Khalifa Natour, Ismael Dabbag, Walid Abed Elsalam

Votes: 393

42. Mesopotamia (2018)

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Pre-production

"MESOPOTAMIA" is a period about Gods, Goddesses, Demons and Monsters and the love story between the love goddess and Babylon. The people of Mesopotamia believed that their world was ... See full summary »

Director: Omer Sarikaya | Stars: Ron Ely, Angela Kerecz, Daniela Lavender, Bill Oberst Jr.

43. Mantera (2012)

117 min | Action, Sci-Fi

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Sam Weston, the owner of Weston Technologies is furious over the security breach in his Research Lab. The prototype of his latest weapon system "Mantera" or MAN - Transformable Exo-Robotic ... See full summary »

Directors: Aliyar Ali Kutty, Miza Mohamad | Stars: Tomok Shah Indrawan, Kamaliya, Mikhail Dorojhkin, Said Dashuk-Nigmatulin

Votes: 328

44. Saint Dracula 3D (2012)

120 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller

3.0
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He is the vicious leech of the myths and, at present, the tragic lead of a love story.

Director: Rupesh Paul | Stars: Mitch Powell, Patricia Duarte, Anna Burkholder, Suzanne Roche

Votes: 117

45. The Curve (2015)

80 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Radi, an isolated mysterious guy, who lives in his old VW minivan, finds himself starting an interesting journey.

Director: Rifqi Assaf | Stars: Ashraf Barhom, Fatina Laila, Mazen Moadam, Ashraf Telfah

Votes: 9

46. Unforgettable (2014)

130 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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The unforgettable battle between first love and soulmate, fought on the battleground of one's heart and mind.

Director: Arshad Yusuf Pathan | Stars: Usha Bachani, Hazel Croney, Pablo Gonzalez, Patrick Haider

Votes: 43

47. Tannoura Maxi (2011)

95 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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It was the summer of 82, when a priest, about to be ordered, was exhausted by temptations and an arrogant girl felt passionately in love... A sifted memory and a personal history of a ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Bou Eid | Stars: Joy Karam, Chady Tineh, Carol Abboud, Diamand Bou Abboud

Votes: 275

48. The Teller and the Truth (2015)

82 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

6.5
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The story of the disappearance of Francis, a beautiful young bank teller missing since her car was found submerged in a river in 1974. She has become the subject of myth and legend, and the town and townspeople have never been the same.

Director: Andrew Shapter | Stars: Leilani Galvan, Russell Gustave Ochoa, Helena Stoddard, Diane Perella

Votes: 28

49. Blood, Sand and Gold (2017)

90 min | Action | Post-production

When an archaeologist discovers Sir Francis Drake's lost treasure in the Sahara Desert, it is promptly stolen and she sets off on a global quest to steal it back.

Director: Gaelan Connell | Stars: Aaron Costa Ganis, Monica West, Christopher Redman, Jenny Sterlin

50. Son of Babylon (2009)

100 min | Drama

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A willful young boy follows his just as obstinate grandmother in a journey across Iraq, determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed's father, who never returned from war.

Director: Mohamed Al Daradji | Stars: Shazada Hussein, Yasser Talib, Bashir Al Majid

Votes: 832