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1. Lachine (1938)

105 min | Drama, Romance

Lachin, commander of the Army of One rulers, manages the affairs of governance prime minister, who traded Bakot parish while the ruling does not offer nor a delay in something a ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Kramp | Stars: Abdel Alim Khattab, Hassan el Baroudi, Fouad El Rachidi, Mahmoud El-Sabbaa

Votes: 20

2. El azima (1939)

108 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

The story of Mohammed the son of a barber who has recently got his degree, his lover Fatma, his rivel Al-Etr.

Director: Kamal Selim | Stars: Abd Al-Aziz Khalil, Mohammed Al Kahlawi, Abdel Salam Al Nabulsy, Safa Al-Jamil

Votes: 107

3. Al-suq al-Soda' (1945)

100 min | Drama

A corrupt grocer in a traditional Cairene neighborhood enters into an alliance with comprador merchants. Their goal is to hoard scarce commodities during the World WAR II, and then to sell ... See full summary »

Director: Kamal El-Telmessani | Stars: Imad Hamdi, Aqeela Rateb, Zaki Rostom

Votes: 11

4. Hayat ou maut (1955)

75 min | Drama, Thriller

A man with cardiac problems, had heart attack and sent his daughter to get the medicine from the drug store, however the pharmacist discovers that he sent the wrong medication, he cooperates with the police to stop a disaster.

Director: Kamal El Sheikh | Stars: Imad Hamdi, Youssef Wahby, Madiha Yousri

Votes: 110

6. Cairo Station (1958)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Kinawi, a physically challenged peddler who makes his living selling newspapers in the central Cairo train station, is obsessed by Hannouma, an attractive young woman who sells drinks. ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,237

8. Seraa fil Nil (1959)

125 min | Drama

The people of Luxor decided to buy Sandal new submarine instead of the old sandal for river transport business, and cost the mayor Mujahid to go to buy, with a computerized data bank son of... See full summary »

Director: Atef Salem | Stars: Hind Rostom, Omar Sharif, Rushdy Abaza, Ahmed El Haddad

Votes: 254

9. Bidaya wa nihaya (1960)

130 min | Drama

After the death of the father, the family consisting of a mother and two young men and a girl themselves without a breadwinner finds, to begin each of them in the direction to a different ... See full summary »

Director: Salah Abouseif | Stars: Farid Shawqi, Omar Sharif, Amina Rizk, Amal Zayed

Votes: 315

10. Al zouga talattashar (1962)

97 min | Comedy

Murad (Rushdi Abaza) is a notorious playboy who, by the time they met Aida (Shadia), had already been married 12 times. When Aida resists his attempts to seduce her, Murad decides to ... See full summary »

Director: Fatin Abdel Wahab | Stars: Rushdy Abaza, Shadia, Abdel Moneim Ibrahim, Shouweikar

Votes: 336

11. El haram (1965)

105 min | Drama

A poor peasant woman becomes a symbol of worker oppression in this somber social drama directed by Henri Barakat. Azziza (Faten Hamama) is brutally raped by a guard when she goes into the ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Barakat | Stars: Abdallah Gheith, Faten Hamama, Zaki Rostom

Votes: 220

12. Al-boustaguy (1968)

100 min | Drama

Abbas, a resident of Cairo, is appointed by the government to hold the office of supervisor in a post office in a small village in Upper Egypt.

Director: Hussein Kamal | Stars: Seif Abdelrahman, Soheir El-Morshidy, Salah Mansour, Zizi Mustafa

Votes: 128

14. Al-ard (1969)

130 min | Drama

A small peasant village's struggles against the careless inroads of the large local landowner, The Land shows why political oppression does not necessarily lead to a sense of solidarity among the disinherited.

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Hamdy Ahmed, Mahmoud Almeleji, Yehia Chahine, Ezzat El Alaili

Votes: 891

15. Al-mummia (1969)

102 min | Drama

An Upper-Egyptian clan robs a cache of mummies and sells the artifacts on the illicit antiquities black market. After a conflict within the clan, one of its members goes to the police, helping the Antiquities Service find the cache.

Director: Chadi Abdel Salam | Stars: Ahmed Marei, Ahmad Hegazi, Zouzou Hamdy El-Hakim, Nadia Lutfi

Votes: 750

16. Ila Ayn (1957)

90 min | Drama

A family lives poorly in a village in the Lebanese mountain. One day the father abandons his family and leaves for Brazil, considered an Eldorado by a great number of his compatriots. ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Nasser | Stars: Laura Azar, Shakib Khouri, Mounir Nader, Raouf Rawi

Votes: 25

18. The Broken Wings (1964)

90 min | Drama

These are the early 1900s. Gibran, a young painter and poet, arrives in Beirut and gets to know Skeikh Fares, a rich aristocrat who was a friend of his father's years before. The young man ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Maalouf | Stars: Philippe Akiki, Nidal Al-Askhar, Pierre Borday, Joseph Gebrayer

Votes: 7

19. Biya el-Khawatim (1965)

95 min | Comedy, Musical

In a peaceful village, the mayor, seeing that the population is bored with tranquility, invents the mystical figure of Rajeh, and tells stories to villagers about the exploits of Rajeh, who... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Fairuz, Nasri Shamseddine, Joseph Azar, Phelemone Wehbe

Votes: 94

21. Mi'at Wajeh Li Yawm Wahed (1972)

70 min

Rejecting all propagandistic or narrative convention, Ghazi combined documentary and abstract sequences with a series of discontinuous plot lines to organize a stinging attack on the bourgeois decadence of Beirut's political milieu.

Director: Christian Ghazi | Stars: Micheline Daou, Madonna Ghazi, Salah Moukhallati, Mona Wassef

22. Kafr kasem (1975)

108 min | Drama

Drama about a massacre of Palestinians at the hands of the Israelis in the years 1947-51.

Director: Borhane Alaouié | Stars: Abdallah Abbassi, Ahmad Ayub, Salim Sabri, Shafiq Manfaluti

Votes: 19

23. Beyrouth ya Beyrouth (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: 19

34. The Story of a Village and a War (1979)

25 min | Documentary, Short

A documentary about a Southern Lebanese community torn apart by war.

Director: Maroun Bagdadi

Votes: 10

35. Beyroutou el lika (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: 18

36. 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: 49

37. Beyrouth 83 (1983)


A documentary about life in Lebanon.

Director: Maroun Bagdadi

39. Harb Aala el Harb (1983)

28 min | Documentary, Short

A documentary about the effects of the war that destroyed the Lebanese nation.

Director: Maroun Bagdadi

Votes: 14

40. Ma'araka (1986)

120 min

Narrates certain events which occurred from October 1983 to June 1984 in Southern Lebanon under Israeli occupation.

Director: Roger Assaf | Star: Rafik Ali Ahmad