Most Popular Feature Films With Country of Origin Israel


1. Norman (2016)

R | 118 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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75 Metascore

Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.

Director: Joseph Cedar | Stars: Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Michael Sheen, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Votes: 980 | Gross: $3.73M

2. The Wedding Plan (2016)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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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: Dafi Alferon, Noa Koler, Oded Leopold, Ronny Merhavi

Votes: 353 | Gross: $1.29M

3. Kicking Out Shoshana (2014)

100 min | Comedy, Sport

5.1
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In the conservative city of Jerusalem, Ami Shoshan, an Israeli football player, is forced by a mafia boss to pose as a homosexual, a punishment for flirting with the criminal's girlfriend. ... See full summary »

Director: Shay Kanot | Stars: Oshri Cohen, Gal Gadot, Eli Finish, Mariano Idelman

Votes: 223

4. Past Life (2016)

109 min | Drama

6.8
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62 Metascore

Past Life tracks the daring late 1970s odyssey of two sisters - an introverted classical musician and a rambunctious scandal sheet journalist - as they unravel a shocking wartime mystery that has cast a dark shadow on their entire lives.

Director: Avi Nesher | Stars: Nelly Tagar, Joy Rieger, Doron Tavory, Evgenia Dodina

Votes: 198 | Gross: $0.09M

5. The Debt (I) (2010)

R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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65 Metascore

In 1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 57,417 | Gross: $31.15M

6. The Congress (2013)

122 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.5
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63 Metascore

An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider.

Director: Ari Folman | Stars: Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Votes: 13,945 | Gross: $0.14M

7. A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Drama

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: 1,756 | Gross: $0.57M

8. Iron Eagle (1986)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Thriller, War

5.3
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Heroic young pilot Doug Masters launches a rescue mission when his father, an Air Force veteran, is shot down over enemy territory and captured.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Jason Gedrick, David Suchet, Larry B. Scott

Votes: 11,136 | Gross: $24.16M

9. The Delta Force (1986)

R | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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After a plane is hijacked by terrorists, The Delta Force are sent in to resolve the crisis.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Martin Balsam, Joey Bishop

Votes: 15,592 | Gross: $17.01M

10. The Women's Balcony (2016)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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76 Metascore

A bar mitzvah mishap causes a major rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem.

Director: Emil Ben-Shimon | Stars: Avraham Aviv Alush, Yafit Asulin, Orna Banai, Itzik Cohen

Votes: 175 | Gross: $0.50M

11. Barash (2015)

81 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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17 year old Naama Barash enjoys alcohol, drugs and hanging out with like-minded friends. Her activities are an escape from a home where her parents always fight, and a rebellious, ... See full summary »

Director: Michal Vinik | Stars: Reut Akkerman, Dvir Benedek, Koral Bosidon, Hila Gozlan

Votes: 319

12. Jeruzalem (2015)

R | 94 min | Horror

4.7
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45 Metascore

When a couple of American young adults fly to Israel to visit the city of Jerusalem, a biblical nightmare falls upon the city

Directors: Doron Paz, Yoav Paz | Stars: Yael Grobglas, Yon Tumarkin, Danielle Jadelyn, Tom Graziani

Votes: 6,126

13. Sufat Chol (2016)

87 min | Drama

7.1
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74 Metascore

When their entire lives shatter, two Bedouin women struggle to change the unchangeable rules, each in her own individual way.

Director: Elite Zexer | Stars: Lamis Ammar, Ruba Blal, Hitham Omari, Khadija Al Akel

Votes: 1,038 | Gross: $0.08M

15. Out in the Dark (2012)

96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.5
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69 Metascore

A drama centered on the love affair between two men on opposite sides of the Mid-East conflict: Palestinian student Nimer and Roy, an Israeli lawyer.

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jamil Khoury, Alon Pdut

Votes: 5,405

16. Billy Two Hats (1974)

PG | 99 min | Romance, Western

6.3
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After a bank robbery, runaway Scottish outlaw Arch Deans and his young half breed Kiowa partner Billy Two Hats develop a father-son relationship but Sheriff Henry Gifford is determined to capture or kill them.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Gregory Peck, Desi Arnaz Jr., Jack Warden, David Huddleston

Votes: 834

17. Death Wish 3 (1985)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey arrives back in New York City and is forcibly recruited by a crooked police chief to fight street crime caused by a large gang terrorizing the neighborhoods.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Deborah Raffin, Ed Lauter, Martin Balsam

Votes: 10,769

18. The Secrets (2007)

R | 127 min | Drama

7.1
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In The Secrets, two brilliant young women discover their own voices in a repressive orthodox culture where females are forbidden to sing, let alone speak out. Naomi, the studious, devoutly ... See full summary »

Director: Avi Nesher | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Ania Bukstein, Michal Shtamler, Adir Miller

Votes: 1,611 | Gross: $0.12M

19. Demon (2015)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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80 Metascore

A bridegroom is possessed by an unquiet spirit in the midst of his own wedding celebration, in this clever take on the Jewish legend of the dybbuk.

Director: Marcin Wrona | Stars: Itay Tiran, Agnieszka Zulewska, Andrzej Grabowski, Tomasz Schuchardt

Votes: 2,983

20. Snails in the Rain (2013)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Tel Aviv, Summer 1989. Boaz, a beautiful and alluring linguistics student, receives anonymous, male-written, love letters that undermines his sexual identity and interfere with his peaceful life with his beloved girlfriend.

Director: Yariv Mozer | Stars: Yoav Reuveni, Yehuda Nahari, Yariv Mozer, Moran Rosenblatt

Votes: 1,337

21. Bar Bahr (2016)

96 min | Drama

7.6
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Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture.

Director: Maysaloun Hamoud | Stars: Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, Shaden Kanboura, Mahmud Shalaby

Votes: 609

22. Big Bad Wolves (2013)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.8
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64 Metascore

A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the ... See full summary »

Directors: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado | Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan, Tzahi Grad, Doval'e Glickman

Votes: 13,047 | Gross: $0.03M

23. Another World (I) (2014)

99 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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In a post-apocalyptic future, a biological warfare program gone wrong leaves only four survivors defending themselves from "the infected" - mindless killers. As they struggle to survive and make sense of what is happening, they find another survivor, intent on revealing the truth.

Director: Eitan Reuven | Stars: Larry Butchins, Zach Cohen, Susanne Gschwendtner, Davina Kevelson

Votes: 6,023

24. 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: 20,298 | Gross: $1.45M

25. Hannah Arendt (2012)

Not Rated | 113 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann.

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg, Janet McTeer, Julia Jentsch

Votes: 8,163 | Gross: $0.71M

26. The Frog Prince (1988)

G | 86 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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Children's musical based on Grimm's fairy tale of The Frog-King. A young girl learns how to be a good friend and princess with the help of a "tall frog."

Director: Jackson Hunsicker | Stars: Aileen Quinn, John Paragon, Helen Hunt, Clive Revill

Votes: 526

27. The Man in the Wall (2015)

92 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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One night. One apartment. One missing person. Rami takes his dog on a walk and does not return. He disappeared. His wife, Shir, is clueless as to his whereabouts. Different people come in ... See full summary »

Director: Evgeny Ruman | Stars: Tamar Alkan, Tom Antopolsky, Shlomi Avraham, Amitay Yaish Benuosilio

Votes: 373

28. Junction 48 (2016)

95 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.1
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62 Metascore

Set against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian rapper Kareem and his singer girlfriend Manar struggle, love and make music in their crime-ridden ghetto and Tel Aviv's hip-hop club scene.

Director: Udi Aloni | Stars: Tamer Nafar, Samar Qupty, Salwa Nakkara, Saeed Dassuki

Votes: 368

29. Lemon Popsicle (1978)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Three friends live their lives in the 1950's each searching for someone to love.

Director: Boaz Davidson | Stars: Yftach Katzur, Anat Atzmon, Jonathan Sagall, Zachi Noy

Votes: 2,229

30. Miral (2010)

R | 112 min | Drama, History

6.3
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45 Metascore

A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Freida Pinto, Hiam Abbass, Willem Dafoe, Asma Al Shiukhy

Votes: 2,893 | Gross: $0.37M

31. Princess (I) (2014)

92 min | Drama

6.0
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85 Metascore

While her mother is away from home, 12-year-old Adar's role-playing games with her stepfather move into dangerous territory. Seeking an escape, Adar finds Alan-an ethereal boy who joins her on a dark journey between reality and fantasy.

Director: Tali Shalom-Ezer | Stars: Shira Haas, Keren Mor, Ori Pfeffer, Adar Zohar-Hanetz

Votes: 305

32. Beauty and the Beast (1987)

G | 94 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

6.2
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To save her father, a girl who always puts others before herself promises to live her life in a lavish castle with a strange beast.

Director: Eugene Marner | Stars: John Savage, Rebecca De Mornay, Yossi Graber, Michael Schneider

Votes: 477

33. Lemale et ha'halal (2012)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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79 Metascore

A young Hasidic Jewish woman is pressured into an arranged levirate marriage to an older widower.

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

Votes: 3,097 | Gross: $1.77M

34. The Body (2001)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.3
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21 Metascore

A crucified body dated back to the 1st century A.D is uncovered at an ancient cave in Jerusalem. Trouble ensues as word spreads.

Director: Jonas McCord | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, John Shrapnel, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 6,697 | Gross: $0.03M

35. Yossi & Jagger (2002)

R | 65 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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70 Metascore

Romance blooms between two soldiers (Knoller, Levi) stationed in an Israeli outpost on the Lebanese border.

Director: Eytan Fox | Stars: Ohad Knoller, Yehuda Levi, Assi Cohen, Aya Steinovitz

Votes: 5,814

36. Iron Eagle II (1988)

PG | 105 min | Action, Drama, Romance

3.6
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General Chappy Sinclair assembles a joint U.S.- Soviet strike team to take out a rogue middle eastern nuclear base.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Mark Humphrey, Stuart Margolin, Alan Scarfe

Votes: 4,136 | Gross: $10.50M

37. The Slut (2011)

87 min | Drama

4.5
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Tamar, 35, a beautiful young woman, lives alone with her two daughters. She can't restrain her sexual appetite and gives herself to several men of the village. Shai, a young veterinary, ... See full summary »

Director: Hagar Ben-Asher | Stars: Hagar Ben-Asher, Ishai Golan, Icho Avital, Yoav Levi

Votes: 484

38. Fateless (2005)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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87 Metascore

14-year-old György's life is torn apart in World War II Hungary as he is sent to a concentration camp where he is forced to become a man, and learns to find happiness in the midst of hatred, and what it really means to be Jewish.

Director: Lajos Koltai | Stars: Marcell Nagy, Béla Dóra, Bálint Péntek, Áron Dimény

Votes: 5,841 | Gross: $0.20M

39. Einayim Petukhoth (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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70 Metascore

A married, Orthodox, Jerusalem butcher and Jewish father of four falls in love with his handsome, 22-year-old male apprentice, triggering the suspicions of his wife and the disapproval of his Orthodox community.

Director: Haim Tabakman | Stars: Zohar Shtrauss, Ran Danker, Tinkerbell, Tzahi Grad

Votes: 5,241 | Gross: $0.03M

40. 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: 9,837 | Gross: $0.37M

41. 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: 11,250 | Gross: $3.05M

42. Shavua ve Yom (2016)

98 min | Drama

6.9
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72 Metascore

When Eyal finishes the week of mourning for his late son, his wife urges him to return to their routine but instead he gets high with a young neighbor and sets out to discover that there ... See full summary »

Director: Asaph Polonsky | Stars: Sharon Alexander, Shai Avivi, Evgenia Dodina, Uri Gavriel

Votes: 341 | Gross: $0.04M

43. 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: 4,841 | Gross: $2.01M

44. Train of Life (1998)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.7
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62 Metascore

In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine.

Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Lionel Abelanski, Rufus, Clément Harari, Michel Muller

Votes: 7,636 | Gross: $0.15M

45. Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.9
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A Protestant World War II pilot and a Jewish girl fall in love in Jerusalem, even though their diverse backgrounds threaten to pull them apart.

Director: Moshé Mizrahi | Stars: Tom Hanks, Cristina Marsillach, Benedict Taylor, Anat Atzmon

Votes: 1,803 | Gross: $0.28M

46. The Bubble (2006)

Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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61 Metascore

The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the ... See full summary »

Director: Eytan Fox | Stars: Ohad Knoller, Yousef 'Joe' Sweid, Daniella Wircer, Alon Friedman

Votes: 4,872 | Gross: $0.16M

47. Gett (2014)

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: 4,556 | Gross: $0.99M

48. 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: 1,251 | Gross: $0.03M

49. Kesher Ir (1999)

103 min | Drama

6.5
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An estranged couple receives an unexpected visitor who throws everything in their family off balance.

Director: Jonathan Sagall | Stars: Dafna Rechter, Jonathan Sagall, Shmil Ben Ari, Tchia Danon

Votes: 117

50. Adam Resurrected (2008)

R | 106 min | Drama, War

6.3
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58 Metascore

In the aftermath of WWII, a former circus entertainer who was spared from the gas chamber becomes the ringleader at an asylum for Holocaust survivors.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Cristian Motiu, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 3,208