Most Popular Feature Films With Country of Origin United Arab Emirates


1. The Circle (I) (2017)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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43 Metascore

A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover an agenda that will affect the lives of all of humanity.

Director: James Ponsoldt | Stars: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Ellar Coltrane

Votes: 38,161 | Gross: $20.48M

2. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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51 Metascore

A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna

Votes: 39,380 | Gross: $40.44M

3. 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: 350,372 | Gross: $169.71M

4. 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: 189,553 | Gross: $75.64M

5. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

PG-13 | 132 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: 388,112 | Gross: $209.36M

6. Backseat

Biography, Drama | Pre-production

The story of Dick Cheney, the most powerful Vice President in history, and how his policies changed the world as we know it.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell

7. 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: 98,013 | Gross: $39.10M

8. The Way Back (I) (2010)

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

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: 94,184 | Gross: $2.68M

9. A Most Violent Year (2014)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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: 52,418 | Gross: $5.75M

10. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

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

4.3
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33 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: 94,434 | Gross: $51.77M

11. 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: 61,118 | Gross: $54.24M

12. Barbie (2018)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama | Pre-production

A doll living in 'Barbieland' is expelled for not being perfect enough and sets off on an adventure in the real world. A Live-action feature film based on the popular line of Barbie toys.

Director: Alethea Jones | Star: Anne Hathaway

13. 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 communication.

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

Votes: 42,547 | Gross: $0.96M

14. 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 a drug deal.

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

Votes: 69,389 | Gross: $42.92M

15. 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: 114,660 | Gross: $50.82M

16. 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: 79,902 | Gross: $46.38M

17. 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: 32,201 | Gross: $7.56M

18. 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: 40,747 | Gross: $9.53M

19. 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: Adrien Brody, Jenni Baird, Bruce Spence, Greg Poppleton

Votes: 8,797

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

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

8.4
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54 Metascore

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, Ian McShane, China Anne McClain, Thomas Ian Nicholas

Votes: 12,313

21. Shorts (2009)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.8
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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: 5,627 | Gross: $20.92M

22. 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: 13,231 | Gross: $17.60M

23. Theeb (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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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: 7,679 | Gross: $0.28M

24. 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: 14,845 | Gross: $1.35M

25. Djinn (2013)

Not Rated | 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, Ahd, Khalid Laith

Votes: 1,339

26. Desert Dancer (2014)

PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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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, Marama Corlett, Freida Pinto, Tom Cullen

Votes: 1,441 | Gross: $0.14M

27. Ya tayr el tayer (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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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, Kais Attalah, Hiba Attalah, Ahmad Qasem

Votes: 1,130

28. Blood, Sand and Gold (2017)

90 min | Action

4.0
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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

Votes: 250

29. A Tale of Shadows (2017)

107 min | Thriller

8.7
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The Gardener, a poor, hardworking man finds a job at a a distant farm, where he meets Garet, a crazy psychopath who holds secrets about the past of the farm. Strange things begins to occur ... See full summary »

Director: Tariq Alkazim | Stars: Angelica Narbut, Khaldoun Asfari, Mohamed Yahia, Sherouk Zakariya

Votes: 417

30. Akher ayam el madina (2016)

118 min | Drama

6.8
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A documentary filmmaker in Cairo is having difficulty finishing his film, so his friends send him footage from the cities they live in: Baghdad, Beirut, and Berlin.

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

Votes: 172

31. The Worthy (2016)

99 min | Thriller

6.5
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After the vast majority of the world's water supply is lethally contaminated, a small group of survivors who have taken refuge near a rare clean water source are thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse and must defend their lives from infiltrators who aren't what they seem.

Director: Ali F. Mostafa | Stars: Ali Suliman, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Mahmoud Al Atrash, Mohammad Al Ibrahimi

Votes: 260

32. 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: 4,551 | Gross: $1.39M

33. City of Life (2009)

Not Rated | 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: 1,210

34. Train Station (I) (2015)

97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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When a mysterious train accident forces a man to change his plans, he is confronted with a series of choices. Each decision he makes leads to a different scenario, each one filmed by a different director with a different cast.

Directors: Xavier Agudo, Ryan Bajornas, Surya Balakrishnan, Nicola Barnaba, Petras Baronas, Juliane Block, Ian Bonner, Julia Caiuby, Gregory Cattell, Diane Cheklich, Vicky Choromidou, Hesam Dehghani, Todd Felderstein, Ingrid Franchi, Yango Gonzalez, Vania Ivanova, Yosef Khouwes, George Korgianitis, Joycelyn Lee, Craig Lines, Athanasia Michopoulou, Isazaly Mohd Isa, Daniel Montoya, Omer Moutasim, Marc Oberdorfer, Tiago P. de Carvalho, Aditya Pawar, Tony Pietra, Kevin Rumley, Andrés Sandoval, Guillem Serrano, Marty Shea, Nitye Sood, Amirah M. Tajdin, Dzenan Tarakcija, Adrian Tudor, Kresna D. Wicaksana, Rafael Yoshida, John Versical | Stars: Patrick Gorman, Judith Hoersch, Yoann Sover, Daymon Britton

Votes: 95

35. The Dead End (2016)

86 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

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Maya wakes up alive after committing suicide and strangely finds herself caught up in surreal circumstances where she meets a man claiming to be dead who takes her on a journey crossing lines between illusions and reality.

Director: Aditya Om | Stars: Zachary Coffin, Narmadeshwar Dubey, Saidah Jules, Aditya Om

36. Chimera (I) (2017)

R | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Completed

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

37. From A to B (2014)

108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.1
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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, Kal Naga

Votes: 1,085

38. Pathemari (2015)

118 min | Drama

8.4
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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: 1,908

39. Tramontane (2016)

105 min | Drama

6.7
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Rabih, a young blind man, lives in a small village in Lebanon. He sings in a choir and edits Braille documents for an income. His life unravels when he tries to apply for a passport and ... See full summary »

Director: Vatche Boulghourjian | Stars: Barakat Jabbour, Julia Kassar, Toufic Barakat, Michel Adabachi

Votes: 136

40. 3000 Layla (2015)

103 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 300

41. Ali, The Goat and Ibrahim (2016)

92 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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Ali believes his late girlfriend's soul has been reincarnated in a goat. Ali, his goat and his friend Ibrahim embark on a journey of friendship and self-discovery across Egypt to reverse the curse.

Director: Sharif El-Bindari | Stars: Ali Sobhy, Ahmed Magdy, Salwa Mohamed Ali, Nahed El Sebaï

Votes: 187

42. Zinzana (2015)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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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: Ali Suliman, Omar Abdulhamid, Abdalla Bu Abed, Ahd

Votes: 429

43. 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: 3,185 | Gross: $0.62M

44. À peine j'ouvre les yeux (2015)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama

6.8
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74 Metascore

A few months before the revolution in Tunisia, 18 year-old Farah has a passion for life and sings in a political rock band. Her mother, knowing the dangers of Tunisia, wants her to pursue a career as a doctor.

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

Votes: 832 | Gross: $0.03M

45. 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: 857

46. The Last of Us (2016)

95 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: Ala Eddine Slim | Stars: Fethi Akkari, Jahwar Soudani

Votes: 36

47. Al qods fee yom akhar (2002)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Comedy

6.5
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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: 425

48. Mantera (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Action, Sci-Fi

2.7
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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: 355

49. Syn Babilonu (2009)

100 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 931

50. 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: Nevin Millan, Ron Ely, Bill Oberst Jr., Weston Cage