best egyptian movies ever

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1. Siraa Fil-Mina (1956)

Drama, Romance, Thriller

After three years of absence, back (Recep) after a long travel trip spent on the back of one of the ships in an effort to save money in order to complete his marriage b (benign), who lives ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Tawfik El Deken, Faten Hamama, Ferdoos Mohammed, Ahmed Ramzy

Votes: 221

2. Sayedat el kasr (1958)

Comedy, Romance

A chance meeting at an auction brings together Sawsan (Faten Hamama), a working class girl and Adel (Omar Sharif), heir to a vast fortune with several estates to his name. This leads to a ... See full summary »

Director: Kamal El Sheikh | Stars: Faten Hamama, Omar Sharif, Zouzou Mady, Omar El-Hariri

Votes: 196

3. Jazeerat al-shaytan (1990)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A group of people with the help of a professional diver are looking for gold hidden in a sunken ship

Director: Nader Galal | Stars: Adel Imam, Youssra, Hatem Zulfikar, Mustafa Metwalli

Votes: 303

4. Fi baitina rajul (1961)

159 min | Drama, History, Romance

Based in British occupied Egypt, Ibrahim (Omar Sharif), a member of the resistance, seeks refuge in the house of a politically passive family after killing the prime minister for his acts of treason.

Director: Henry Barakat | Stars: Rushdy Abaza, Mokhtar Al Sayed, Aziza Badr, Umran Bahar

Votes: 763

5. Destiny (1997)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, History

The story is set in the 12th century in Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, where famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph and his liberal court judgements are ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Nour El-Sherif, Hani Salama, Mahmood Hemaidah, Layla Olwi

Votes: 2,122

6. Sawak al-utubis (1982)

107 min

The film revolves around "hassan", who works as a driver for a bus transfer in during the day and as a taxi driver (taxi) at night. He is the only brother of five daughters, and his father ... See full summary »

Director: Atef El-Taieb | Stars: Mervat Amin, Almontaser Bellah, Nabila El Sayed, Nour El-Sherif

Votes: 229

7. Al-Bidaya (1986)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

After a crash, a group of passengers are stranded in the desert. They attempt to cope with their new conditions as the most privileged of them all, an overpaid lawyer, declares himself a dictator of the nearby oasis and names it after him.

Director: Salah Abouseif | Stars: Hamdy Ahmed, Safiyyah Al-Omary, Gamil Ratib, Youssra

Votes: 220

8. Zawgat Ragoul Mohem (1987)

115 min | Drama

When Mona marries the seemingly decent police officer Hisham, she finds out there is more into him than what he shows to the people.

Director: Mohamed Khan | Stars: Mervat Amin, Ahmad Zaki, Abdel Halim Hafez, Zizi Mustafa

Votes: 689

9. El-Gazirah (2007)

92 min | Action, Biography, Drama

'El Gezira' is a film about a community of Upper Egypt residents living in El Gezira (the Island). They have their own set of rules, ethics and traditions. They also plant drugs and buy ... See full summary »

Director: Sharif Arafah | Stars: Mahmoud Yassine, Ahmed el-Sakka, Hend Sabry, Zeina

Votes: 2,077

10. Fi shaket Masr El Gedeeda (2007)

118 min | Drama, Romance

Yehia (Khaled Abol Naga) rents an apartment in the Heliopolis suburb of Cairo away from his parents' & close to his Banking & stocks investment work company, to discover that the spirit or ... See full summary »

Director: Mohamed Khan | Stars: Ghada Adel, Kal Naga, Ayda Reyad, Youssef Dawood

Votes: 936

11. Africano (2001)

Adventure, Comedy

A young ambitious veterinarian and his clumsy brother in-law inherit their uncle's safari theme park in South Africa, and must stop it from shutting down with the help of the uncle's daughter.

Director: Amr Arafa | Stars: Ahmed el-Sakka, Muna Zaki, Hassan Hosny, Ahmad Id

Votes: 1,113

12. Ibrahim Labyad (2009)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama

Witnessing the Killing of his father as a kid, Ibraheim is dragged to the criminal underworld of Egypt. While making a name for himself, his plans meets Abdul-Malek Zarzur, the crime lord of the town.

Director: Marwan Hamed | Stars: Ahmed el-Sakka, Hend Sabry, Amr Waked, Mahmoud Abdel Aziz

Votes: 1,907

14. Genenet al asmak (2008)

111 min

A 48-hour journey into Modern Cairo following the parallel lives of Youssef and Leila.

Director: Yusri Nasrullah | Stars: Hend Sabry, Amr Waked, Gamil Ratib, Samah Anwar

Votes: 266

15. Al rahina (2006)

96 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

Mostafa, is a young man travelled to Ukraine seeking work opportunity with Egyptian community there. Accidentally he became engaged in a kidnapping of an Egyptian scientist.

Director: Sandra Nashaat | Stars: Ahmed Ezz, Yasmin Abdel Aziz, Nour, Maged El Kedwany

Votes: 719

16. Sa'eedi fil gamaa el amrekeia (1998)


It's a story about Khalaf Al Dahshori a young man from a small village in Upper Egypt (Sa'ed). Who gets a scholarship to the American University in Cairo, after getting the 2nd highest ... See full summary »

Stars: Mohamed Henedi, Muna Zaki, Hassan Abdel Fattah, Fathi Abdulwahhab

Votes: 1,183

17. Aasef ala el-iz'ag (2008)

116 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Hassan, a brilliant aviation engineer struggles with loneliness and depression while trying to design his exceptional project.

Director: Khalid Marie | Stars: Ahmad Hilmi, Menna Shalabi, Mahmood Hemaidah, Dalal Abdel Aziz

Votes: 2,945

18. Dam el ghazal (2005)

PG-13 | Action, Drama, Mystery

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Director: Mohamed Yassin | Stars: Salah Abdullah, Mahmood Abdulmughni, Amr Abd El-Guelil, Nour El-Sherif

Votes: 702

19. Al-risâlah (1976)

207 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The story of prophet "Muhammad" and the delivery of the message of God "Allah."

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Abdallah Gheith, Mouna Wasef, Hamdy Gheith, Ali Achmed Taram

Votes: 3,717

20. El Naser Salah el Dine (1963)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Saladin, ruler of the kingdoms surrounding the Latin state of Jerusalem, is brought to attack the Christians in the Holy Land by the sacking of a convoy of Muslim pilgrims, a group which ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Ahmed Mazhar, Mohamed Abdel Gawad, Mahmoud Almeleji, Tawfik El Deken

Votes: 1,632

21. Hamam fi Amsterdam (1999)


A story of an Egyptian young man who decides to travel to Amsterdam to achieve his dreams.

Director: Said Hamed | Stars: Mohamed Henedi, Ahmed el-Sakka, Monalisa, Yousef Ismail

Votes: 1,019