Most Popular Maltese-Language Feature Films


1. Midnight Express (1978)

R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli

Votes: 55,630 | Gross: $35.00M

2. Visions of Europe (2004)

140 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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An anthology film is a collection of short film projects by different directors for a common aim. Usually they are unified by a common theme - in this case, the European Union.

Directors: Aki Kaurismäki, Fatih Akin, Barbara Albert, Sarunas Bartas, Andy Bausch, Christoffer Boe, Francesca Comencini, Stijn Coninx, Tony Gatlif, Sasa Gedeon, Christos Georgiou, Constantine Giannaris, Peter Greenaway, Miguel Hermoso, Ágnes Hranitzky, Arvo Iho, Damjan Kozole, Laila Pakalnina, Kenneth Scicluna, Martin Sulík, Malgorzata Szumowska, Béla Tarr, Jan Troell, Theo van Gogh, Teresa Villaverde, Aisling Walsh | Stars: Johanna Troell, Safia Aggoune, Abel Alves, Benzirar Baroudi

Votes: 688

3. Simshar (2014)

101 min | Drama

6.8
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Young Theo is sent on his first trip with his Maltese sea faring family, but things go terribly wrong when the 'Simshar' sinks, leaving the crew stranded in the Mediterranean... ... See full summary »

Director: Rebecca Cremona | Stars: Lotfi Abdelli, Jimi Busuttil, Sékouba Doucouré, Chrysander Agius

Votes: 200

4. The Three Lucias

100 min | Drama, Mystery | Announced

On the beautiful Mediterranean island of Malta, a man with a colourful past is about to return home with the young daughter he didn't know he had until her mother Lucia died. His daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Sandra Sciberras | Stars: Claire Forlani, Matthew Modine, Ann Cusack, Marama Corlett

5. Tempelriddernes skat III: Mysteriet om slangekronen (2008)

Not Rated | 85 min | Adventure, Family

5.1
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The snake crown is stolen (or taken back) from the Knight Templars by the earth worshippers of Crete; the three kids try to retrieve it on behalf of the Knight Templars.

Director: Giacomo Campeotto | Stars: Julie Grundtvig Wester, Christian Heldbo Wienberg, Nicklas Svale Andersen, Frederikke Thomassen

Votes: 250

6. Limestone Cowboy (2017)

115 min | Drama | Completed

Limestone Cowboy is a human story of a family grappling with the discomforting notion of a delusional parent, Karist, who believes he has what it takes to run for office.

Director: Abigail Mallia | Stars: Terry Camilleri, Davide Tucci, Yuric Allison, Portelli Paul

7. Do Re Mi Fa (2016)

143 min | Drama

9.2
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An ensemble set in Malta that focuses on four characters: Bozo, a children's party clown who is a closet pedophile; Claudia, a stage actress who is paralyzed with feelings of insignificance... See full summary »

Director: Chris Zarb | Stars: Paul Flanagan, Irene Christ, Sean O'Neil, Marc Cabourdin

Votes: 21

8. 20,000 Reasons (2016)

80 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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Sophie Bellizzi is a hard-working perfectionist who is obsessed with getting her company off the ground. She has a strained relationship with her younger sister Juliana, and an even more ... See full summary »

Director: Jameson Cucciardi | Stars: Maria Pia Meli, Aldo Zammit, Steffan Busuttil, Taryn Mamo Cefai

Votes: 25

9. Qlub Imwegggha (2014)

183 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

9.6
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An emotional story of a man who rediscovers love after his wife suddenly and mysteriously leaves him. The plot further develops an intriguing insight into their separate lives leaving viewers at the edge of their seat until the very end.

Director: Charles Meli | Stars: Charles Meli, Joe Tanti, Sarah Camilleri, Gabriella Parsons Borg

Votes: 82

10. Qerq (2007)

140 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

2.5
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A young woman joins a criminal gang after being released from a juvenile correctional facility.

Director: Louis Cuschieri | Stars: Peter Borg, Frida Cauchi, Maria Farrugia, Ronald Saliba

Votes: 383

11. Angli: The Movie (2005)

114 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

3.8
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A breakthrough state-of-the-art drugs scanner is being tested in Malta International Airport, but brings about disastrous consequences when it kills a would-be trafficker trying to smuggle ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Busietta | Stars: Mikhail Basmadjian, John Montanaro, Mike Möller, Dominique Desira

Votes: 185

12. Breeder (2014)

80 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

3.0
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Sandra, a private investigator on maternity leave is disturbed by Jenny, her own assistant to meet Olga, a Russian expat whose son is missing. Little do they know that they will have to ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Vella | Stars: Rebecca Paris, John Peel, Naomi Said

Votes: 5

13. Kont diga' (2009)

92 min | Drama

5.0
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Karl, a free-spirited Gozitan artist who returns to Malta after many years abroad seeking a connection to his roots. Through childhood friends and old haunts, shared memories and a former ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Dingli | Stars: Karl Consiglio, Annabelle Galea, Marieclaire Camilleri, Andre Rizzo

Votes: 13

14. Maltageddon (2009)

100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.1
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A group of laymen from the island of Malta are entrusted to save the planet.

Director: Alan Cassar | Stars: Dominic Aquilina, Lou Bondi, Grace Borg, Hector Bruno

Votes: 63

15. Gagga (1971)

75 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

3.7
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A study of the political and religious fanaticism in Malta in the 60s.

Director: Mario Azzopardi | Stars: Charles Arrigo, Karmen Azzopardi, Tanya Baldacchino, Marilena Borg

Votes: 91

16. Genesis (2001)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

3.1
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A drama with dark comic moments and a gay subtext: Three room-mates, running away from life, meet a disabled gay author, who forces them to rediscover themselves and those around them. ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Scicluna | Stars: Engelbert Grech, Jean Pierre Magro, Khaled Reyani, Peter Busuttil

Votes: 115

17. Bus Stop (2018)

Drama | Pre-production

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18. Jahasra! (2015)

60 min

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Septuagenarian Maltese emigrant Baldas divides a life living with his mother in the Melbourne suburb of Caulfield and an annual sojourn to his laundry-sized apartment in Malta - the comic ... See full summary »

Director: Dominic Billings | Stars: Rebecca Bastiaensz, Joseph Billings, Andrew Hughes, Anthony McCormack

19. Broken Words (2016)

2 min | Animation | Completed

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'Broken Words', a personal and political filmpoem about the experiences of being a child migrant.

Director: Maria Vella