Best Egyptian movies

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1. Al-bahths an Al-Sayyid Marzuq (1990)

85 min

The Escape from his closed world leads him to spend a very unique strange night !

Director: Daoud Abdel Sayed | Stars: Hussein El Sherif, Athar El-Hakim, Nour El-Sherif, Ali Hassanein

Votes: 86

2. Messages from the Sea (2010)

133 min | Drama, Romance

A man witnesses the drastic changes in society as he goes back to the Alexandria of his youth.

Director: Daoud Abdel Sayed | Stars: Asser Yassin, Basma, Mayy Kassab, Muhammad Lutfi

Votes: 1,134

3. Land of Fear (1999)

142 min | Thriller

A story about a police officer who was assigned to a secret mission as an undercover drug dealer, with the license to kill, deal in drugs, and do whatever is required for his identity to ... See full summary »

Director: Daoud Abdel Sayed | Stars: Ahmed Zaki, Farah, Hamdy Gheith, Abdel Rahman Abou Zahra

Votes: 924

4. Kit Kat (1991)

129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sheikh Hosny is a blind man who lives with his old mother and his frustrated son in the Kit Kat neighborhood. His son Youssef dreams of going to Europe to find work, and has a relationship ... See full summary »

Director: Daoud Abdel Sayed | Stars: Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Sherif Mounir, Aida Riyad, Nagah El-Mogui

Votes: 1,542

5. Adieu Bonaparte (1985)

115 min | Drama, History, War

A story during the French Occupation of Egypt (1797-1803), depicting the conflict between tradintion and modernization in the context of fighting the French invadors.

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Mohsen Mohieddin, Patrice Chéreau, Mohamad Atef

Votes: 230

6. The Other (1999)

105 min | Drama, Romance

Egyptian director Youssef Chahine exposes the links between power and fanaticism and denounces intolerance in this bitter portrait of the Egyptian business world, where unconditional drive ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Hanan Turk, Hani Salama, Nabila Ebeid, Mahmood Hemaidah

Votes: 791

7. 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: 2,268

8. Iskanderija, kaman oue kaman (1989)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

During a hunger strike by Egyptian film industry, Yehia, famous Egyptian director, finds himself obsessed with Amir, the leading man in one of his movies and Nadia, a woman he desires to work with.

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Youssra, Youssef Chahine, Hussein Fahmy, Hesham Selim

Votes: 386

9. Al-yawm al-Sadis (1986)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

Cairo 1947: the cholera epidemic in full swing. The beautiful Lavandiere Saddika lives with her paralyzed husband and her little son Hassan in a basement. She dreams of Prince Charming and ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Dalida, Mohsen Mohieddin, Shouweikar, Hamdy Ahmed

Votes: 319

10. An Egyptian Story (1982)

115 min | Drama

In the middle of his own heart surgery, an Egyptian filmmaker remembers his life. In fact his old self, as a child, is accused of attempted murder of his new self. Through the metaphoric ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Oussama Nadir, Mohsen Mohieddin, Nour El-Sherif, Ahmed Mehrez

Votes: 778

11. Alexandria... Why? (1979)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

"Yahia", a young man living in the cosmopolitan Alexandria during World War II. Between his dreams, which up to Hollywood, and constraints of his life in the middle class, trying to be a ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Naglaa Fathi, Ahmed Zaki, Farid Shawqi, Mahmoud Al Meleji

Votes: 1,078

13. Al-asfour (1972)

105 min | Drama

Set shortly before and during the Six Day War in June of 1967, The Sparrow follows a young police officer stationed in a small village in Upper Egypt whose inhabitants suffer from the harassment of a corrupt businessman.

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Salah Qabil, Ali El Sherif, Mahmoud Al Meleji, Seif Abdelrahman

Votes: 235

14. Cairo Station (1958)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A newspaper salesman at the train station in Cairo develops an unhealthy obsession with a woman who sells refreshments.

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Farid Shawqi, Hind Rustum, Youssef Chahine, Hassan el Baroudi

Votes: 2,651

15. The Leech (1956)

126 min | Drama

A young man from the country arrives in Cairo to finish his education. His landlady, a widow and successful businesswoman in the quarter of the Citadel, seduces him. Although she teaches ... See full summary »

Directors: Salah Abouseif, Ahmed El-Sabawy, Amin Yousseff Ghurab | Stars: Tahiyyah Karyuka, Shukri Sarhan, Shadia, Abdulwareth Asar

Votes: 308

16. The Second Wife (1967)

105 min | Drama

A corrupt mayor, who rules the village's people with power and injustice, forces another poor man's wife secretly to marry him in order to have a child.

Director: Salah Abouseif | Stars: Suad Husni, Shukri Sarhan, Sanaa Gameel, Salah Mansour

Votes: 545

17. The Yacoubian Building (2006)

161 min | Drama

Meditations on corruption, fundamentalism, prostitution, homosexuality, and drugs in central Cairo.

Director: Marwan Hamed | Stars: Adel Emam, Nour El-Sherif, Youssra, Essad Youniss

Votes: 5,413

18. I Love Cinema (2004)

R | 125 min | Drama, Comedy

A child who loves the cinema struggles with his fanatic dad who finds everything ,including cinema, a sin, with the help of his mother who is sexually depressed.

Director: Osama Fawzy | Stars: Layla Olwi, Mahmood Hemaidah, Menna Shalabi, Aida Abdel Aziz

Votes: 834

19. 678 (2010)

100 min | Drama

Unfolds the poignant story of three women and their search for justice from the daily plight of sexual harassment in Egypt.

Director: Mohamed Diab | Stars: Nelly Karim, Bushra, Maged El Kedwany, Bassem Samra

Votes: 3,624

20. Mother of the Bride (1963)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Husain is the head of a large Egyptian family, who has problems managing the cost of the marriage of his eldest daughter. He decides to take some amount from his financial trust in the ... See full summary »

Director: Atef Salem | Stars: Inas Abdallah, Khayria Ahmed, Samira Ahmed, Mokhtar Al Sayed

Votes: 371

21. There Is a Man in Our House (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: Rushdi Abazah, Mokhtar Al Sayed, Aziza Badr, Umran Bahar

Votes: 837

22. Kharag wa lam ya'ud (1984)

Comedy

A culinary piece of cinema. This humourous critique of dehumanisation in big-city life depicts a depressed urban dweller who leaves for the countryside, where he tries to sell a piece of ... See full summary »

Director: Mohamed Khan | Stars: Aida Abdel Aziz, Tawfik El Deken, Yehia El-Fakharany, Layla Olwi

Votes: 272

23. Between Heaven and Earth (1960)

85 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The film revolves around a group of people stuck in the elevator are waiting for the help, but they discovered that the group include a thief and a crazy man.

Director: Salah Abouseif | Stars: Hind Rustum, Omar Afifi, Mokhtar Al Sayed, Kamel Anwar

Votes: 243

24. Sons of Rizk (2015)

103 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Four brothers committing crimes with a promise among them to stop someday. When a deal goes south, the older brother says it's enough, but the other three disagree and recklessly do business with a wanted crime lord.

Director: Tarek Alarian | Stars: Ahmed Ezz, Amr Yusuf, Ahmad El-Fishawi, Ahmed Dawood

Votes: 2,872

25. The Headmaster (2000)

120 min | Comedy

Salah eldin inherit administration of a school from his father, but he abusive its management due to his lack of experience.

Director: Sharif Arafah | Stars: Alaa Waley El Din, Hassan Hosny, Ahmed Helmy, Mohammed Saad

Votes: 2,202

26. Satisfied Like This (2007)

113 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Triplets Prince - Bebo - Semsem (Ahmed Helmy) are taking advantage of similarities between them and outwitted the people, till meet a psychiatrist crook Suleiman al-Halabi.

Director: Ahmed Nader Galal | Stars: Ahmed Helmy, Menna Shalabi, Khaled El-Sawi, Lotfy Labib

Votes: 2,576

27. Al-irhab wal kabab (1992)

105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A family man frustrated by the bureaucracies of the Egyptian public system as well as difficulties of life finds himself inadvertently accused of terrorism and decides to maintain this role... See full summary »

Director: Sharif Arafah | Stars: Adel Emam, Youssra, Kamal El-Shinnawi, Ahmed Rateb

Votes: 1,758

28. Chafika et Metwal (1979)

125 min | Drama

Back in 1860s, in rural Egypt, where family, youth & prettiness struggle against money & power...

Director: Ali Badr Khan | Stars: Suad Husni, Ahmed Zaki, Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Ahmad Mazhar

Votes: 181

29. Gharib fi Bayti (1982)

116 min | Comedy

A single mother and a football player from the countryside find themselves fighting over the same apartment after its deceitful owner gave them duplicate contracts.

Director: Samir Seif | Stars: Nour El-Sherif, Suad Husni, Fayza Abduljawad, Neemaat Abdulnasser

Votes: 351

30. 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: Ghadah Adel, Kal Naga, Aida Riyad, Youssef Dawood

Votes: 1,048

31. The Blue Elephant (2014)

170 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The story of Dr. Yehia, a psychotherapist at Al Abbasia hospital. He works in the department treating the criminally insane, only to find his best friend to be one of the patients. Trying ... See full summary »

Director: Marwan Hamed | Stars: Karim Abdel Aziz, Khaled El-Sawi, Nelly Karim, Mohamed Mamdouh

Votes: 23,136

32. Struggle in the Valley (1954)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

The film revolves around a young Ahmed, who works as an agronomist, and who returns to his village in the south of the valley, where his father works as Headmaster cultivation, Vinjeh in ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Faten Hamamah, Omar Sharif, Zaki Rustum, Farid Shawqi

Votes: 765

33. Clash (2016)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Thriller, War

78 Metascore

Set entirely in an 8m police truck, a number of detainees from different political and social backgrounds are brought together by fate, during the turmoil that followed the ousting of former president Morsi from power.

Director: Mohamed Diab | Stars: Nelly Karim, Hani Adel, El Sebaii Mohamed, Ahmed Abdelhamid Hefny

Votes: 4,193 | Gross: $0.02M

35. Sawak al-utubis (1982)

107 min | Drama

Hassan is a bus driver and the only male sibling of five sisters, his father owns a workshop that got suspended due to taxes problems. Hassan tries to provide money before the workshop is sold on the auction.

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

Votes: 303

36. Yomeddine (2018)

97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

A Coptic leper and his orphaned apprentice leave the confines of the leper colony for the first time and embark on a journey across Egypt to search for what is left of their families.

Director: A.B. Shawky | Stars: Rady Gamal, Ahmed Abdelhafiz, Osama Abdallah, Mohamed Abdel Azim

Votes: 865 | Gross: $0.01M

37. Obedience alarm (1993)

A warning film by obedience has a romantic love story between a young man and a girl who can not get married because of the material circumstances. As well as other minor social events. ... See full summary »

Director: Atef El-Taieb | Stars: Ashraf Abdel Baqi, Ahmad Adam, Mahmood Hemaidah, Layla Olwi

Votes: 20



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