Lebanese Civil War

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Lebanese Civil War of 1958. Lebanese Civil War in 1975-1990. Aftermath.

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1. I'm Not a Martyr (2015)

84 min | Drama, War | Completed

A poet is forced to join a militia to protect his family, he embarks on a journey torn between his pacifist ideals and the cruel reality of war.

Director: Samah el Kadi | Stars: Rodrigue Sleiman, Danielle Arden, Tarek Tamim, Oussama Wehbi

2. Spy Game (2001)

R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

63 Metascore

Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 136,675 | Gross: $0.03M

3. Navy Seals (1990)

R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

38 Metascore

A battle-hardened Seal Team sets off on a mission to destroy a shipment of US-built Stinger missiles that have fallen into terrorist hands.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Michael Biehn, Joanne Whalley, Rick Rossovich

Votes: 14,822 | Gross: $25.07M

4. Incendies (2010)

R | 131 min | Drama, Mystery, War

80 Metascore

Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history and fulfill their mother's last wishes.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Mustafa Kamel

Votes: 126,427 | Gross: $6.86M

5. Burning Memory (1989)

93 min | Drama

A man walks amongst an inferno of flames, shell-shocked. When he's back home, he starts group therapy in a military rehab center, meeting all kinds of fellow soldiers who, like him, have ... See full summary »

Director: Yossi Somer | Stars: Dani Roth, Poly Reshef, Etti Ankri, Alon Oleartchik

Votes: 7

6. Ring of Fire (2004)

90 min | War

Ring of fire keeps a sense of menace to the end, the atmosphere is tense. There is no safe haven, and Beirut of yesterday becomes a chilling image of our world at war today .

Director: Bahij Hojeij | Stars: Paddy Eden, Julia Kassar

Votes: 5

7. Tombé du ciel (2016)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

After 20 years apart, Samir a former militiaman who was presumed dead, reappears in the life of Omar, his little brother who has become a bodyguard in Beirut. Between drama and comedy, ... See full summary »

Director: Wissam Charaf | Stars: Raed Yassin, Rodrigue Sleiman, Said Serhan, Yumna Marwan

Votes: 35

8. Warshots (1996)

93 min

A war photographer in different theatres of conflict, Belfast, Beirut, Mogadishu begins to suspect that his uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time to get the perfect ... See full summary »

Director: Heiner Stadler | Stars: Billy Clarke, Calvin Burke, Claude Channice, Patrick Duncan

Votes: 22

9. Once Upon a Time in Beirut (1995)

104 min | Drama

Two young girls of the war generation, Yasmin and Leila, are in search of Beirut. When they meet an elderly film enthusiast with a secret store of Lebanese films, they persuade him to ... See full summary »

Director: Jocelyn Saab | Stars: Emile Accar, Pierre Chamassian, Abou El Abed, Khaled El Sayed

Votes: 37

11. Ana El Awan (1994)

85 min | Drama

Camille is a composer going back to his homeland Lebanon to write a song about his country. Raya is looking for her lost son. They meet, fall in love, and discover the despair of the people... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Codsi | Stars: Simon Abkarian, Darina Al Joundi, Nati Sourati

Votes: 9

12. Around the Pink House (1999)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

La Maison Rose (The Pink House) is an old mansion in Beirut. It is the place where the Nawfal family found shelter during the Civil War and in which they feel good. Unfortunately for them, ... See full summary »

Directors: Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige | Stars: Hanane Abboud, Fadi Abi Samra, Anne-Marie Afif, Asma Andraos

Votes: 68

13. Beirut Oh Beirut (1975)

111 min | Drama

In the aftermath of the 1967 defeat, four young Lebanese try to figure out their places in a society whose rules seem to have changed. It proved to be an extraordinary anticipation of the ... See full summary »

Director: Maroun Bagdadi | Stars: Ezzat El Alaili, Mireille Maalouf, Joseph Bou Nassar, Elie Adabachi

Votes: 24

14. A Louder Silence (I) (2015)

110 min | Drama, Family, War

Over thirty years after her father's death, Anna, harbors a silent voice inside, and it seems to be getting louder as she gets older. She is still not over the loss of her dad and she is ... See full summary »

Directors: Nicolette Saina, J.D. Schroder | Stars: David MacInnis, Fareed Abdelhak, Ilana Anderson, Rick Ash

Votes: 11

16. A Perfect Day (2005)

88 min | Drama

A day in the life of Malek, a young man who suffers from sleep disorders and is obsessed with thoughts of his ex-girlfriend. Meanwhile, his overprotective mother struggles with the ... See full summary »

Directors: Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige | Stars: Ziad Saad, Julia Kassar, Alexandra Kahwagi

Votes: 179

17. The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story (1988 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

This made-for-television film documents the takeover of the TWA airliner in flight from Athens to Rome in 1985. The focus is on the flight attendant, Uli Derickson, whose courage and hope ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Eli Danker, Sandy McPeak, Ray Wise

Votes: 315

18. Circle of Deceit (1981)

R | 108 min | Drama, War

Laschen, a German journalist, travels to the city of Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians to produce an essay about the situation. Together with his photographer, he... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Hanna Schygulla, Jean Carmet, Jerzy Skolimowski

Votes: 688

19. Zozo (2005)

105 min | Drama, Family, War

A Lebanese boy gets separated from his family during the civil war and ends up in Sweden.

Director: Josef Fares | Stars: Imad Creidi, Antoinette Turk, Elias Gergi, Carmen Lebbos

Votes: 2,945

20. The Delta Force (1986)

R | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

37 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 17,492 | Gross: $17.77M

21. Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad (2015)

134 min | Drama

In the 80s, Aram, a young man from Marseille of Armenian origin, blows up the Turkish ambassador's car in Paris. Gilles Tessier, a young cyclist who was passing at that moment, is seriously... See full summary »

Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Simon Abkarian, Ariane Ascaride, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Syrus Shahidi

Votes: 484

22. 1958 (2009)

58 min

In 1958, in Senegal, land of emigration, Zahia Salhab gave birth to her first child Ghassan. During the same period, Lebanon, their homeland, is driven into a significant local conflict, a preamble to the next civil war.

Director: Ghassan Salhab | Stars: Aouni Kawas, Zahia Salhab

Votes: 10

23. Where Do We Go Now? (2011)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.

Director: Nadine Labaki | Stars: Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Nadine Labaki, Yvonne Maalouf, Layla Hakim

Votes: 10,550 | Gross: $0.53M

24. Bosta (2005)

142 min | Musical, War

Fifteen years after a traumatic explosion in his native Beirut, Kamal Maf'ouss returns from France, where he was nationalized and become a composer-choreographer. He reassembles youth ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Aractingi | Stars: Rodney El Haddad, Nadine Labaki, Nada Abou Farhat, Liliane Nemri

Votes: 518

25. Waltz with Bashir (2008)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

91 Metascore

An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.

Director: Ari Folman | Stars: Ari Folman, Ron Ben-Yishai, Ronny Dayag, Ori Sivan

Votes: 52,586 | Gross: $2.28M

26. Operation Golden Phoenix (1994)

R | 95 min | Action

A kickboxer is hired to protect half of a valuable medallion, but an evil warlord and another kickboxer are determined to have it, no matter what it takes.

Director: Jalal Merhi | Stars: Jalal Merhi, Loren Avedon, James Hong, Karen Sheperd

Votes: 84

27. Phantom Beirut (1998)

117 min | Drama

Late in the 1980s it seems like the Lebanese conflict will never end. Khalil returns to Beirut after many years. Ten years earlier, during a battle, he took advantage of the confusion and pretended he was dead.

Director: Ghassan Salhab | Stars: Aouni Kawas, Darina Al Joundi, Rabih Mroue, Carol Abboud

Votes: 31

28. Here Comes the Rain (2010)

98 min | Drama

Kidnapped during the war, Ramez is suddenly released from prison after 20 years and returns to his family profoundly changed. Unable to relate to them, he often wanders in the streets of ... See full summary »

Director: Bahij Hojeij | Stars: Diamand Bou Abboud, Bernadette Hodeib, Julia Kassar, Carmen Lebbos

Votes: 44

30. West Beirut (1998)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In April, 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school, making Super 8 movies with his friend, Omar. At first the war is a lark: ... See full summary »

Director: Ziad Doueiri | Stars: Rami Doueiri, Naamar Sahli, Mohamad Chamas, Rola Al Amin

Votes: 3,061 | Gross: $0.34M

31. Tramontane (2016)

105 min | Drama

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: 256

32. Stray Bullet (2010)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama

Noha is about to get married. Her family is relieved to see her take advantage of this last chance before officially becoming a spinster just like her sister. Everything seems to be going ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Hachem | Stars: Badih Bouchakra, Takla Chamoun, Nadine Labaki, Haddad Pauline

Votes: 199

33. Beirut the Encounter (1981)

125 min | Drama, War

Just after telephone communication is restored between the warring East and West sides of Beirut, two old college lovers, one Christian, the other Shiite, whose efforts to meet have ... See full summary »

Director: Borhane Alaouié | Stars: Haithem el Amine, Nadine Acoury, Najoua Haydar, Houcem Sabbah

Votes: 19

34. Deadlines (2004)

103 min | Action, Thriller

Alex Randal (Stephen Moyer), a young reporter on the make, decides, without knowing anything about the situation, to go to Beirut on October 23, 1983, when he hears a radio report about ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Ludi Boeken, Michael A. Lerner | Stars: Stephen Moyer, Anne Parillaud, Omid Djalili, Georges Siatidis

Votes: 62

35. In the Shadows of the City (2000)

105 min | Drama, Romance, War

Twelve-year-old Rami moves from South Lebanon to Beirut with his family, to escape the Israeli bombings. In the city, he becomes fast friends with a few local children, including his ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Khalil Chamoun | Stars: Majdi Machmouchi, Christine Choueiri, Ammar Chalak, Ahmed Azzein

Votes: 39

36. Bab el shams (2004)

278 min | Romance, Drama, War

In the beginning was Palestine, and the story of Younes (Orwa Nyrabia) began, known as Abou Salem, known as the Man, said to be the father of Ibrahim, fighting the English from the age of ... See full synopsis »

Director: Yusri Nasrullah | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Hussein Abou Seada, Fady Abou-Samra, Mohamad Akil

Votes: 337

37. Out of Life (1991)

97 min | Crime, Drama, War

A French photograher is kidnapped and held hostage in a war-torn Beirut. Slowly but surely his integrity and self-respect is broken.

Director: Maroun Bagdadi | Stars: Hippolyte Girardot, Rafik Ali Ahmad, Hussein Sbeity, Habib Hammoud

Votes: 185

38. Les petites guerres (1982)

108 min | Drama, War

Lebanon, 1975. How Tahal, an affluent young man becomes a warlord ; how Soraya, the girl he leaves behind, tries to help him in abducting a businessman ; how Nabil, a press photographer ... See full summary »

Director: Maroun Bagdadi | Stars: Soraya Khoury, Nabil Ismaïl, Roger Hawa, Reda Khoury

Votes: 51

39. In the Battlefields (2004)

88 min | Drama, War

Lina, a young girl in war-torn Beirut, finds an ally and friend in Sihan, her domineering aunt's maid. Sihan shows Lina what her life could be like, but tests the girl's limits when she asks her to help plot her escape from the city.

Director: Danielle Arbid | Stars: Marianne Feghali, Rawia Elchab, Laudi Arbid, Aouni Kawas

Votes: 171

40. The Tornado (1992)

90 min | Drama, War

Beirut, civil war. There are checkpoints, arbitrary executions, car bombs, machine guns, handguns, funeral processions, ambushes, hot heads, vendettas, and revenge. Cruelty and death are ... See full summary »

Director: Samir Habchi | Stars: Fadi Abou Khalil, Philippe Akiki, Chehade El-Hatchiti, Nadine Habchi

Votes: 18

41. Witness in the War Zone (1987)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

An American journalist is set up and fed false information after the Lebanon war.

Director: Nathaniel Gutman | Stars: Christopher Walken, Hywel Bennett, Marita Marschall, Arnon Zadok

Votes: 386 | Gross: $0.14M

42. The Thousand-Yard Stare (2015)

12 min | Short, Drama, Thriller | Completed

Two soldiers debate the fate of a prisoner of war.

Director: Mark Anthony Karam | Stars: Joseph Sassine, Sergio Koliana, Jawad Rizkallah

43. The Myth of Saleh Sharif (2012)

19 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

The Myth of Saleh Sharif portrays the quest of a man set out to avenge his family, murdered at the hands of the Shahid Brothers. Since then, Saleh - the sole survivor of the raid, has vowed... See full summary »

Director: Zahi Farah | Stars: Charbel Hayek, Joe Seklaoui, Julien Vialon, Tarek Yaacoub

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