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1. Miral (2010)

R | 112 min | Drama, History

45 Metascore

A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Freida Pinto, Hiam Abbass, Willem Dafoe, Asma Al Shiukhy

Votes: 3,072 | Gross: $0.37M

2. The Road to Guantanamo (2006)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Drama, War

64 Metascore

Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.

Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Riz Ahmed, Farhad Harun, Waqar Siddiqui, Arfan Usman

Votes: 10,927 | Gross: $0.32M

3. My Trip to Al-Qaeda (2010)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

Chronicles fundamentalist Islam's rise to power and explores Wright's struggle to maintain his objectivity as a journalist writing about Islamic terror.

Director: Alex Gibney | Star: Lawrence Wright

Votes: 377

4. 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: 52,453 | Gross: $2.28M

5. 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: 3,608

6. Syriana (2005)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

A politically charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved in and affected by it.

Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Kayvan Novak

Votes: 120,789 | Gross: $50.82M

7. Cairo Time (2009)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

A romantic drama about a brief, unexpected love affair that catches two people completely off-guard.

Director: Ruba Nadda | Stars: Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig, Elena Anaya, Amina Annabi

Votes: 6,026 | Gross: $1.60M

8. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Approved | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

100 Metascore

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 244,564 | Gross: $44.82M

9. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan (2010)

TV-14 | 52 min | Documentary

In Afghanistan many hundreds of boys, often as young as ten, are being lured off the streets on the promise of a new life.

Director: Mike Healy | Stars: Najibullah Quraishi, Arun Rath

Votes: 105

10. Control Room (2004)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

A documentary on perception of the United States's war with Iraq, with an emphasis on Al Jazeera's coverage.

Director: Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Samir Khader, Josh Rushing, George W. Bush, Hassan Ibrahim

Votes: 4,928 | Gross: $2.59M

11. 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: 5,360

12. Heliopolis (2009)

96 min | Drama

8 characters skew lifelines that never really intersect in the suburb of Heliopolis in Cairo within a frame of time of 24 hours all in a very stagnant state and never achieving goals.

Director: Ahmad Abdalla | Stars: Kal Naga, Yousra El Lozy, Hanan Motawie, Hani Adel

Votes: 567

13. 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: 10,494 | Gross: $0.53M

14. The Horsemen (1971)

GP | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the poor, desolate northern provinces of the mountainous feudal Sunni kingdom of Afghanistan (before the Soviet-engineered republican revolutions), the status of the proud men and their ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Omar Sharif, Leigh Taylor-Young, Jack Palance, Peter Jeffrey

Votes: 951

15. Scandal in Zamalek (1959)

Crime, Drama, Romance

A man and sister of his wife under suspicion in that their commited a murder ; They do not know that the wife is involved in this accident .

Director: Niazi Mostafa | Stars: Berlanti Abdelhamid, Maryam Fakhruddin, Ahmed Louxor, Mahmoud Al Meleji

Votes: 30



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