100 best Israeli moviesby elad3531 | created - 30 Jan 2013 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
As the editor of the biggest movie site in Israel I decided to pick the best Israeli movies of all time, as far as I watched. The list is subjective and dosen't include great Israeli movies that I hadn't had the chance to see yet
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1. Avanti popolo (1986)
84 min | Drama, War
June 11th 1967, the Six-Day War is over and the cease fire has just begun. We follow the journey of Gassan and Haled, two Egyptian soldiers whose only wish is to make their way through the ... See full summary »
2. Footnote (2011)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak.
Votes: 5,123 | Gross: $2.01M
3. Metzitzim (1972)
90 min | Comedy
Gote and Eli are two aging friends who don't want to age. Gote is a lifeguard who's fighting peepers on the Tel-Aviv beach. Eli is a guitar player who dreams of building a night club in Altman's restaurant.
4. Waltz with Bashir (2008)
R | 90 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 50,825 | Gross: $2.28M
5. Norman (2016)
R | 118 min | Drama, Thriller
Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.
Votes: 4,347 | Gross: $3.81M
6. S#x Acts (2012)
TV-MA | 100 min | Drama
Inevitable is a realistic paraphrase of a classic teen-movie, a deep dive into the 'Grey zone' of sexual abuse, told through the story of average suburban adolescents. The story takes place... See full summary »
7. Knafayim Shvurot (2002)
R | 87 min | Drama
Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Votes: 2,249 | Gross: $0.41M
8. Gett (2014)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama
After a lukewarm marriage of over twenty years, a woman appeals to her husband's compassion to obtain the desirable divorce document in front of a court, which proves to be more challenging than she would expect.
Votes: 5,249 | Gross: $0.99M
9. Sallah (1964)
Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
The sharp, often hilarious satire that became the most successful film in Israeli history (until that time) is about new immigrants Sallah and his family, who are left in a shack near their... See full summary »
10. Blues Lahofesh Hagadol (1987)
101 min | Drama, Romance
A group of close friends celebrate the bittersweet changes coming to their lives during the summer of their high-school graduation: adult responsibilities, adult romance -- and the ... See full summary »
11. Life According to Agfa (1992)
100 min | Drama
The film takes place in Tel Aviv, much of it in a fictitious local pub called Barbie, a satirical nickname for a famous Israeli mental health institution. The pub's name hints at the ... See full summary »
12. Haganenet (2014)
Not Rated | 119 min | Drama
A kindergarten teacher discovers in a five year-old child a prodigious gift for poetry. Amazed and inspired by this young boy, she decides to protect his talent in spite of everyone.
13. The Policeman (1971)
87 min | Comedy, Drama
Azulai is a policeman in Jaffa, whose incompetence is only matched by his soft-heartedness. His superiors want to send him to early retirement, but he would like to stay on the force, and ... See full summary »
14. Dizengoff 99 (1979)
110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In the easy-going, sexually-liberated 1970's Tel Aviv, three young friends, struggling filmmaker Nati, his impressionable girlfriend Ossi and his geeky friend Mushon, move in together in a ... See full summary »
16. Efes beyahasei enosh (2014)
Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
A unit of female Israeli soldiers at a remote desert base bide their time as they count down the minutes until they can return to civilian life.
Votes: 3,473 | Gross: $0.10M
17. Ga'agua (2017)
100 min | Drama
A middle-aged Israeli bachelor is forced to evaluate his life choices when he discovers an ex-girlfriend had given birth to his son 20 years before, in this affecting drama from writer director Savi Gabizon.
18. Mar Baum (1997)
92 min | Comedy, Drama
Mickey Baum is told by his doctor he has cancer and will die in 92 minutes. During his final hour he makes arrangements while recalling his short life and trying to understand the reality in which he has lived.
19. Meduzot (2007)
Unrated | 78 min | Drama
Meduzot (the Hebrew word for Jellyfish) tells the story of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life... See full summary »
Votes: 2,359 | Gross: $0.34M
20. Ajami (2009)
Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama
Ajami is the religiously mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. These are five stories about the everyday life in Ajami.
Votes: 5,536 | Gross: $0.62M
21. Bikur Ha-Tizmoret (2007)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.
Votes: 11,884 | Gross: $3.05M
25. Ervinka (1967)
95 min | Comedy
A good-natured but incorrigible layabout becomes embroiled in a plot to rob the Israeli lottery, all the while indulging in his boundless zeal for mischief and romance.
27. Next to Her (2014)
89 min | Drama
Cheli, 27, is raising her mentally challenged 24yo sister, Gaby, alone. When the social worker finds out that Cheli leaves Gaby alone in the house while Cheli is at work, Cheli is compelled... See full summary »
28. The Bouncer (2016)
107 min | Drama
This is a story of fatherhood. Ovadia is the strongest and most violent doorman of Tel Aviv night clubs. He has no fear of anything and he never lost a fight . His biggest dream is to ... See full summary »
29. Mitahat La'af (1982)
95 min | Drama
Four men whose combined intellect does not reach into the triple digits decide to steal a safe full of foreign currency - not from a local bank, but from the police station. Based on a ... See full summary »
30. HaBodedim (2009)
92 min | Drama
This human drama centers around two loner Russian soldiers who are caught smuggling arms and consequently arrested. The two characters do not want to lose their honor as soldiers even ... See full summary »
31. Me'Ever Laharim Vehagvaot (2016)
92 min | Drama
David is discharged from the army after serving 27 years. He finally returns to his family and tries to find himself in his new civilian life. When a friend suggests working for a company ... See full summary »
32. Mesuvag Harig (2015)
84 min | Comedy, Horror
Matan, a soldier in the IDF, sets off for a week of patrolling in a remote base in the north of Israel with three soldiers whom he doesn't know. As the week progresses, the soldiers begin ... See full summary »
33. Magic Men (2014)
100 min | Comedy, Drama
An elderly Greek man and his Hassidic rapper son embark on a journey with absurd encounters, which ultimately leads them to a final confrontation of father and son.
34. Big Bad Wolves (2013)
Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Thriller
A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the ... See full summary »
Votes: 13,775 | Gross: $0.03M
35. Alex Holeh Ahavah (1986)
88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The movie is a romantic comedy which takes place in Israel during the Austerity period of the 1950s. The movie's hero is Alex, a 13 year old boy who is about to attend his Bar Mitzvah. Alex... See full summary »
36. The House on Chelouche Street (1973)
PG | 110 min | Drama
A fatherless family immigrates to Israel from Egypt during the British Mandate period. The film traces the hardships the family suffers in the politically unstable country.
37. Me'Ahorei Hasoragim (1984)
R | 103 min | Drama
In Israel's Central Prison, the security officer is corrupt, supplying drugs and stirring the hatred between Jewish and Arab prisoners to his advantage. Uri, in for 12 years for armed ... See full summary »
38. Nisuim Fiktiveem (1988)
90 min | Drama
Eldad is about to go abroad, but changes his mind at the last minute. Instead of going home to Jerusalem, he disguises himself and takes a cheap hotel room in Tel Aviv. There he meets the ... See full summary »
39. Shlosha Yamim Veyeled (1967)
90 min | Drama
Based on a short story by Abraham B. Jehoshua, the movie follows Eli (Oded Kotler) taking care of an old girlfriend's child for three days. He wants him to get hurt, he worries about him. ... See full summary »
40. Scaffolding (2017)
90 min | Drama
17-year- old ASHER has always been the impulsive troublemaker, from primary school, all through junior high and high school. It's hard for him to concentrate in class, and he is compelled ... See full summary »
41. Ha-Kochavim Shel Shlomi (2003)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Comedy
The new math teacher and new school principal discover the 16-year-old underachiever failing classes is really a genius, and the kid's own family's too busy relying on him to mend family fences to notice his brilliance either.
42. Dancing Arabs (2014)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama
A Palestinian-Israeli boy named Eyad is sent to a prestigious boarding school in Jerusalem, where he struggles with issues of language, culture, and identity.
Votes: 1,464 | Gross: $0.28M
43. Hagiga B'Snuker (1975)
95 min | Comedy
The story is about two twin brothers, Azriel and Gavriel (both played by Yehuda Barkan). Azriel is a shy and religious Jew who works in a fruit shop in Jaffa. Gavriel, is a hoodlum and a ... See full summary »
44. Hatuna Meuheret (2001)
Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,799 | Gross: $1.55M
45. Yamim Kfuim (2005)
90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A lonely young woman survives a suicide bombing and assumes the identity of one of its victims. As she moves into his apartment her grip on reality starts to crack.
48. Noodle (2007)
90 min | Comedy, Drama
At thirty-seven, Miri is a twice-widowed, El Al flight attendant. Her well-regulated existence is suddenly turned upside down by an abandoned Chinese boy whose migrant-worker mother has ... See full summary »
50. The Debt (2007)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Thriller