MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 37 this week

Journey to Mecca (2009)

7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 289 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 8 critic

One of the greatest travelers in human history, 21 year old law student Ibn Battutah set out alone to Mecca from Tangiers in 1325 and returned to Morocco almost 30 years later. This is the ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2554 titles
created 10 Oct 2011
 
a list of 212 titles
created 19 Dec 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 1669 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 317 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Journey to Mecca" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Journey to Mecca (2009)

Journey to Mecca (2009) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Journey to Mecca.
2 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In a culture where people choose to date, live with a significant other, and move from relationship to relationship to find the right fit, Muslim Americans often need to clarify that their ... See full summary »

Director: Zerina Usmen
A Common Man (2013)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A terrorist plants several bombs throughout the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka and threatens to detonate them unless prisoners are released.

Director: Chandran Rutnam
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Ben Cross, Patrick Rutnam
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young man, separated from his family in WWII, disguises himself as a Nazi SS Officer and uncovers more than just his family whereabouts.

Director: Mark Schmidt
Stars: Jonas Armstrong, Ben Kingsley, Hannah Tointon
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Tells the story of the seventh century prophet who changed world history in 23 years, and continues to shapes the lives of more than 1.2 billion people. The film takes viewers not only to ... See full summary »

Directors: Omar Al-Qattan, Michael Schwarz
Inside Mecca (TV Movie 2003)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

National Geographic follows three pilgrims from Malaysia, South Africa, and the United States as the travel to Mecca for the hajj.

Director: Anisa Mehdi
Stars: Keith David, Umar Faruq Abd-Allah, Daisy Khan
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

"Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think" explores the world's first major opinion poll, conducted by the Gallup organization. It asked Muslims from Indonesia to South Asia, to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert H. Gardner
War Story I (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A war photographer who recently endured a brutal detainment in Libya holes up in Sicily to come to terms with her ordeal, not far from the home of her former lover and mentor. Soon she ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Jackson
Stars: Catherine Keener, Hafsia Herzi, Ben Kingsley
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Based on Martin McGartland's shocking real life story. Martin is a young lad from west Belfast in the late 1980s who is recruited by the British Police to spy on the IRA. He works his way ... See full summary »

Director: Kari Skogland
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess, Kevin Zegers
The Life of Muhammad (TV Mini-Series 2011)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A landmark documentary series examining the life of the Prophet Muhammad and the origins of Islamic faith.

Stars: Rageh Omaar, Tariq Ali
The Physician (2013)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In Persia in the 11th Century, a surgeon's apprentice disguises himself as a Jew to study at a school that does not admit Christians.

Director: Philipp Stölzl
Stars: Tom Payne, Stellan Skarsgård, Olivier Martinez
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Meyer
Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, James Le Gros, Daniela Lavender
Il Trovatore (2014)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Giuseppe Verdi's Il Trovatore One of the most enduringly popular operas in the repertoire, Il Trovatore was first seen at Rome's Teatro Apollo in 1853. Together with Rigoletto and La ... See full summary »

Director: Philipp Stölzl
Stars: Daniel Barenboim, Chorus of the Staatskapelle Berlin, Plácido Domingo
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Chems-Eddine Zinoune ...
Ibn Battutah
Hassam Ghancy ...
Highwayman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Essam Edriss ...
Hamza (voice)
Nabil Elouahabi ...
Hamza
...
Narrator
...
Ibn Mustapha
Edit

Storyline

One of the greatest travelers in human history, 21 year old law student Ibn Battutah set out alone to Mecca from Tangiers in 1325 and returned to Morocco almost 30 years later. This is the story of his first pilgrimage, book-ended with never-before seen documentary footage of the contemporary Hajj. Filmed for initial presentation in IMAX and other giant screen cinemas. Written by Jonathan Barker

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

1300s | place name in title | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama | History

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

7 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Journey to Mecca  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wonderful
16 August 2010 | by (Beach Park, IL) – See all my reviews

This was a great movie and for me, it was a wonderful first experience with an IMAX film. The only disappointing thing about it was the short length of the film. The imagery was stunning, especially the aerial shots of Mecca. The story was great and even more impressive when you think about how much knowledge you gain from such a short film. The characters were believable and sincere. The shooting style was unique. It took me a moment to realize the story changed gears when showing present day Mecca.

All in all, I highly recommend. If nothing else, go watch it so more movies like this will be made.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
how's the film? flipperpmurphy
Discuss Journey to Mecca (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?