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1. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Approved | 228 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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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: 246,779 | Gross: $44.82M

2. The English Patient (1996)

R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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87 Metascore

At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 167,672 | Gross: $78.65M

3. Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.0
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52 Metascore

The defiant leader Moses rises up against Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II, setting six hundred thousand slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 152,220 | Gross: $65.01M

4. Syriana (2005)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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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: 121,302 | Gross: $50.82M

5. Queen of the Desert (2015)

PG-13 | 128 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.7
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39 Metascore

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson, Damian Lewis

Votes: 8,818

6. Hidalgo (2004)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.7
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54 Metascore

In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Zuleikha Robinson, Louise Lombard

Votes: 74,442 | Gross: $67.29M

7. Lion of the Desert (1980)

PG | 173 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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In 1929, Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini appoints General Rodolfo Graziani as colonial governor to Italian Libya with orders to stamp-out all resistance from Libyan nationalists led by rebel guerrilla leader Omar Mukhtar.

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Rod Steiger, Irene Papas

Votes: 12,705

8. Day of the Falcon (II) (2011)

R | 130 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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32 Metascore

Set in the 1930s Arab states at the dawn of the oil boom, the story centers on a young Arab prince torn between allegiance to his conservative father and modern, liberal father-in-law.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Antonio Banderas, Mark Strong, Freida Pinto

Votes: 10,691

9. Theeb (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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80 Metascore

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.

Director: Naji Abu Nowar | Stars: Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh, Jack Fox

Votes: 9,133 | Gross: $0.28M

10. The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)

PG | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

6.2
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An aging Sir Hector Geste (Trevor Howard) takes a young greedy wife who's after his famed Blue Water sapphire, but his sons hide the gem and join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa.

Director: Marty Feldman | Stars: Marty Feldman, Ann-Margret, Michael York, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 2,023

11. Sand Storm (2016)

87 min | Drama

6.8
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74 Metascore

When their entire lives shatter, two Bedouin women struggle to change the unchangeable rules, each in her own individual way.

Director: Elite Zexer | Stars: Lamis Ammar, Ruba Blal, Hitham Omari, Khadija Al Akel

Votes: 2,446 | Gross: $0.08M

12. The Lighthorsemen (1987)

PG | 131 min | Drama, War

6.9
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In 1917 when the British forces are bogged down in front of the Turkish and German lines in Palestine they rely on the Australian light horse regiment to break the deadlock.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Peter Phelps, Nick Waters, John Larking, John Heywood

Votes: 1,473

13. Tobruk (1967)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, War

6.4
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A Canadian POW major is rescued by a special British military unit made up of Germans to help lead an attack on a major Nazi fuel depot in Tobruk, Libya.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Rock Hudson, George Peppard, Nigel Green, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 2,585

14. A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 107 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.0
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Lawrence and Feisal go to argue for Arab independence at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Alexander Siddig, Denis Quilley, Nicholas Jones

Votes: 446

15. Combat Medics (2016– )

25 min | Drama

7.8
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A series taking place in an army medical center located in a remote military base and following the bizarre characters and occurrences in the center.

Stars: Tomer Capon, Daniel Gal, Shira Naor, Dean Miroshnikov

Votes: 132

16. Ajami (2009)

Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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82 Metascore

Ajami is the religiously mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. These are five stories about the everyday life in Ajami.

Directors: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani | Stars: Fouad Habash, Nisrin Siksik, Elias Saba, Youssef Sahwani

Votes: 5,717 | Gross: $0.62M

17. Princess of the Nile (1954)

Approved | 71 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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In 1249, an Egyptian princess allies herself with the son of the Caliph of Baghdad in order to rid Egypt of its Bedouin invaders.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Debra Paget, Jeffrey Hunter, Michael Rennie, Dona Drake

Votes: 285

18. Dead of Summer (1970)

89 min | Drama

6.9
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Joyce is alone in her luxurious apartment in Morocco during a heat wave. While trying to cool down, she shows signs of sexual frustration and anxiety. She holds a party, goes to the beach and meets her physician. But where's her husband?

Director: Nelo Risi | Stars: Jean Seberg, Luigi Pistilli, Lilia Nguyen, Gianni Belfiore

Votes: 39

19. Dead Weight (2002)

PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Action, Comedy

6.0
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It is the story of two types: Moltes a criminal in prison and Reggio one of the guards. Crazy adventures happen when following a winner ticket to Africa, they competes in a rally and are chased by the Turk, a sworn enemy of Moltes.

Directors: Alain Berbérian, Frédéric Forestier | Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Benoît Poelvoorde, José Garcia, Djimon Hounsou

Votes: 4,508

20. Manon (1949)

100 min | Drama, Crime

6.9
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An adaptation of Abbe Prevost's classic French novel 'Manon Lescaut', updated to post-World War II France, in which a former French Resistance activist rescues Manon from villagers who want... See full summary »

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Serge Reggiani, Michel Auclair, Cécile Aubry, Andrex

Votes: 641

21. The Black Tent (1956)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, War, Romance

5.2
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In the African desert, a British soldier romances the native chief's daughter and helps the tribe fight off a Nazi attack.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Donald Sinden, Anthony Steel, Anna Maria Sandri, André Morell

Votes: 275

22. El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)

117 min | Drama, War

7.1
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War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel ... See full summary »

Director: Enzo Monteleone | Stars: Paolo Briguglia, Pierfrancesco Favino, Luciano Scarpa, Emilio Solfrizzi

Votes: 1,616

23. Passion in the Desert (1997)

PG-13 | 91 min | Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Young French officer Augustin Robert escorts artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis to Egypt during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. Napoleon sent de Paradis to record Egypt's great monuments ... See full summary »

Director: Lavinia Currier | Stars: Ben Daniels, Michel Piccoli, Paul Meston, Kenneth Collard

Votes: 788 | Gross: $0.25M

24. Bagdad (1949)

Passed | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.4
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An English-educated Bedouin princess returns to Bagdad to find her father murdered, a corrupt ruling Pasha in charge and various local factions warring for control of the Caliphate.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Paul Hubschmid, Vincent Price, John Sutton

Votes: 304

25. Valley of the Kings (1954)

Approved | 86 min | Adventure

6.0
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In 1900, in Egypt, archaeologist Mark Brandon is asked by Ann Mercedes to find the tomb of Ra-Hotep but their quest is marred by intrigue, betrayal, murder and danger.

Director: Robert Pirosh | Stars: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, Carlos Thompson, Kurt Kasznar

Votes: 1,120

26. Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (2006 Video)

50 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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This groundbreaking documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged form the earliest days of silent film to today's biggest Hollywood ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeremy Earp, Sut Jhally | Stars: Bo Derek, Ana Obregón, Jack Shaheen

Votes: 515

27. The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Horror, Thriller, Mystery

5.0
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After an archeological expedition discovers the tomb of the Egyptian king Tutankhamen, many of the scientists, engineers and workmen begin mysteriously dying off.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Eva Marie Saint, Robin Ellis, Raymond Burr, Harry Andrews

Votes: 251

28. Women of the World (1963)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

5.8
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"The camera strips woman right down to her skin," proclaimed the ads,"...lays bare the secrets of her mind and body!" Using outtakes from MONDO CANE as their foundation, Directors Gualtiero... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Cavara, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Stefano Sibaldi, Belinda Lee, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 278

29. Outpost in Morocco (1949)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Adventure

5.3
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After escorting an Emir's daughter to her father's stronghold, French Foreign Legion Captain Gerard's unit joins an isolated Moroccan outpost facing imminent attack by rebel Bedouin tribes.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: George Raft, Marie Windsor, Akim Tamiroff, John Litel

Votes: 335

30. Saint-Ex (1996)

PG | 82 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

5.8
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Poetic biography of author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Miranda Richardson, Janet McTeer, Ken Stott

Votes: 149

31. Warhead (1977)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, War

4.4
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Palestinian guerrillas, Israeli commandos and an American colonel fight to keep a nuclear warhead mistakenly dropped in the Jordanian desert by a U.S. Air Force nuclear bomber.

Director: John O'Connor | Stars: David Janssen, Karin Dor, Christopher Stone, Art Metrano

Votes: 182

32. Once We Were Dreamers (1987)

PG | 120 min | Drama

6.2
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Set in the Middle East in 1919, a group of European Jews planning on settling in the Sinai Desert are attacked by Bedouin tribesmen. As they fight for their lives they realize that they are... See full summary »

Director: Uri Barbash | Stars: Kelly McGillis, John Shea, Arnon Zadok, Christine Boisson

Votes: 50

33. Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (1925)

Passed | 71 min | Documentary

7.8
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The struggles of a hardscrabble Iranian nomadic tribe as they journey through bleak country to reach the grasslands that will save their livestock.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Marguerite Harrison, Haidar Khan

Votes: 873

34. The Steel Lady (1953)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Cameron finds a tank buried in the Arabian desert during WWII, and proceeds to attack the Arabs with it.

Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Rod Cameron, Tab Hunter, John Dehner, Richard Erdman

Votes: 229

35. Silk (2014)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

6.0
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After acquiring a jar of rare silk from the vast desert expanse of Afghanistan, a CIA field operative becomes impregnated by the desert spider hidden inside, and later gives birth to a brood of hungry spiderlings that eat her alive.

Director: Rob Himebaugh | Stars: Elle Alexandra, Justin Beahm, Benjamin Pollack, Puya Abbassi

Votes: 57

36. The Roses of the Desert (2006)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, War

6.6
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A sanitary battalion of Italian Army is sent to Sorman oasis in Lybia during the Africa campaign in 1940. Soon an Italian missionary, living nearby, succeed to transform the occupation by ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Michele Placido, Giorgio Pasotti, Alessandro Haber, Fulvio Falzarano

Votes: 352

37. Fazil (1928)

88 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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An Arab prince born and raised in the desert and a beautiful Frenchwoman from Paris fall in love and marry, but the tremendous differences in their backgrounds and the cultural differences between their two different societies put strains on their marriage that may well prove irreparable.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Charles Farrell, Greta Nissen, John Boles, Mae Busch

Votes: 145

38. Invisibles (2014)

92 min | Drama

6.2
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Newly discharged from the Israeli Army, Ra'ed, a Bedouin from an unrecognized village in the Negev desert, is determined to save his family's failing herd of sheep, about to be sold. He ... See full summary »

Director: Mushon Salmona | Stars: Maisa Abd Elhadi, Ednan Abu Wadi, Bilal Alassad, Munder Alassad

Votes: 15

39. The Silent Lover (1926)

70 min | Adventure, Romance

5.2
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Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Milton Sills, Natalie Kingston, William Humphrey, Arthur Edmund Carewe

Votes: 9

40. L'enfant lion (1993)

86 min | Family

6.3
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Set in the past, follows young African boy who uses his friends, the wild animals, to defend his village from Arab slave traders.

Director: Patrick Grandperret | Stars: Wéré Wéré Liking, Souleyman Koli, Salif Keita, Mathurin Sinze

Votes: 265 | Gross: $0.11M

41. Back and Forth (I) (2010)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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Back and Forth brings modern Bedouin life to the screen in the form of four stories intertwined with rare archived footage, which sheds light on the history of Israel's Bedouin minority. ... See full summary »

Directors: Yusra Abu Kaff, Kamla Abu-Zeila, Mai Al-Farouna, Morad Al-Farouna

42. Buamama (1985)

178 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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The story of the film revolves around the epic of Sheikh Bouamama, a leader of the national resistance in Algeria during the French colonial era. The events are taking place in southwestern... See full summary »

Director: Benamar Bakhti | Stars: Sid Ahmed Agoumi, Athmane Ariout, Mahmoud Aziz, Robert Bazil

Votes: 67

43. Destiny Hills (2009)

Documentary

6.4
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Life for the El Talalka tribe, a Bedouin family living in the Negev Desert, was always a struggle but recently the government has started demolishing their shacks in an attempt to urbanize ... See full summary »

Director: Leeor Kaufman

Votes: 5

44. Pekka ja Pätkä Suezilla (1958)

74 min | Comedy

5.4
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Director: Armand Lohikoski | Stars: Esa Pakarinen, Masa Niemi, Siiri Angerkoski, Assi Nortia

Votes: 296

45. Yellow Asphalt (2000)

87 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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60 Metascore

Three stories set among the Bedouin of Jahalin in the hills of the Judean desert. On an almost deserted highway, two Israeli truckers strike a Bedouin lad accidentally. Before they can flee... See full summary »

Director: Dan Verete | Stars: Moshe Ivgy, Motti Katz, Raida Adon, Tatjana Blacher

Votes: 137 | Gross: $0.01M

46. Desert Brides (2008 Video)

75 min | Documentary

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This is the story of three relatively educated and independent Bedouin women trying to survive, each in their own way, a life of polygamy.

Director: Ada Ushpiz

47. Fighting Love (1927)

70 min | Drama, Romance

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To escape an arranged marriage, a young Italian girl marries an older man, a military officer who is also a family friend, and when he is assigned to North Africa, she accompanies him. His ... See full summary »

Director: Nils Olaf Chrisander | Stars: Jetta Goudal, Victor Varconi, Henry B. Walthall, Louis Natheaux

48. Hind's Dream (2014)

Not Rated | 9 min | Short, Fantasy, History

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In a tangled landscape of dream and reality, Hind recounts a strange dream about wandering alone in the desert, meeting an old oracle, and glimpsing a future desert city.

Director: Suzannah Mirghani | Stars: Asli Altinisik, Razan Al Humaidi, Athanasios Sardellis

49. Tasnim (2010)

12 min | Short, Drama

6.5
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Tasnim, a strong and opinionated 10-year-old, lives with her mother and siblings in a neglected Bedouin village in the Negev. A surprise visit from her father in the village forces her, for... See full summary »

Director: Elite Zexer | Stars: Estabrak Aqel, Maysa Daw, Nisrin Siksik, Mussa Zhalka

Votes: 12

50. Corto Maltese and the Ethiopian (2002 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.5
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Compilation of three stories about laconic adventurer Corto Maltese set in 1918. He infiltrates a fort where young prince Saud is being held, tries to stop a war between two African tribes and investigate the secretive "Leopard-Men".

Directors: Richard Danto, Liam Saury | Stars: Paul Bandey, Richard Berry, Leslie Clack, Christian Erickson

Votes: 17



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