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1. Homeland (2011–2020)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.

Stars: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Damian Lewis, Rupert Friend

Votes: 306,398

2. Fauda (2015– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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The human stories on both sides of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Stars: Lior Raz, Itzik Cohen, Neta Garty, Rona-Lee Shim'on

Votes: 17,318

3. The Dictator (2012)

R | 83 min | Comedy

6.4
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58 Metascore

The heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 270,608 | Gross: $59.65M

4. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

R | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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63 Metascore

Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the Crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Martin Hancock

Votes: 263,781 | Gross: $47.40M

5. World War Z (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

7.0
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63 Metascore

Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop a zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatens to destroy humanity itself.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale

Votes: 593,098 | Gross: $202.36M

6. The Spy (2019)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, History

7.9
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Based on the life of the Israeli spy, Eli Cohen.

Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Hadar Ratzon Rotem, Yael Eitan, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 27,533

7. The Reader (2008)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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58 Metascore

Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Jeanette Hain

Votes: 228,149 | Gross: $34.19M

8. Munich (2005)

R | 164 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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74 Metascore

Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Marie-Josée Croze, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 209,625 | Gross: $47.40M

9. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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51 Metascore

When Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Christian Slater

Votes: 175,690 | Gross: $165.50M

10. Messiah (2020)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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When a CIA officer investigates a man, and his followers, attracting international attention through acts of public disruption, she embarks on a global high-stakes mission to uncover whether he is a divine entity, or a deceptive con artist.

Stars: Michelle Monaghan, Mehdi Dehbi, John Ortiz, Tomer Sisley

Votes: 35,336

11. The Sum of All Fears (2002)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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45 Metascore

CIA analyst Jack Ryan must stop the plans of a Neo-Nazi faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's President by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore, Maryland.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Ian Mongrain, Russell Bobbitt

Votes: 102,533 | Gross: $118.91M

12. Operation Finale (2018)

PG-13 | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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58 Metascore

A team of secret agents set out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust.

Director: Chris Weitz | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent, Lior Raz

Votes: 30,482 | Gross: $17.61M

13. Ben-Hur (1959)

G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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90 Metascore

After a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

Votes: 216,115 | Gross: $74.70M

14. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

R | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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67 Metascore

A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams

Votes: 108,957 | Gross: $66.66M

15. Beirut (2018)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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69 Metascore

Caught in the crossfires of civil war, CIA operatives must send a former U.S. diplomat to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Jon Hamm, Jay Potter, Khalid Benchagra, Ania Josse

Votes: 18,400 | Gross: $5.02M

16. The Little Drummer Girl (2018)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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A Palestinian assassin is targeting prominent Israelis. An English actress is recruited by the Israelis to infiltrate the assassin's terrorist cell. This will require all of her acting talents and put her at considerable risk.

Stars: Daniel Litman, Florence Pugh, Michael Shannon, Alexander Skarsgård

Votes: 8,903

17. Black Book (2006)

R | 145 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.7
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71 Metascore

In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn

Votes: 71,888 | Gross: $4.40M

18. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

R | 164 min | Drama

7.5
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80 Metascore

The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco

Votes: 51,402 | Gross: $7.63M

19. The Delta Force (1986)

R | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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37 Metascore

After a plane is hijacked by terrorists, The Delta Force is sent in to resolve the crisis.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Martin Balsam, Joey Bishop

Votes: 18,554 | Gross: $17.77M

20. The Song of Names (2019)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

6.4
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51 Metascore

Several years after his childhood friend, a violin prodigy, disappears on the eve of his first solo concert, an Englishman travels throughout Europe to find him.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Eddie Izzard, Gerran Howell, Stanley Townsend, Amy Sloan

Votes: 2,016

21. When Heroes Fly (2018– )

45 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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Four friends, 11 years after a major falling out, reunite on a final mission: to find Yaeli, the former lover of one man and sister of another.

Stars: Tomer Capon, Ninet Tayeb, Michael Aloni, Nadav Netz

Votes: 2,183

22. The Debt (I) (2010)

R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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65 Metascore

In 1965, three Mossad Agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the Agents share come back to haunt them.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 63,525 | Gross: $31.18M

23. It Must Be Heaven (2019)

102 min | Comedy

7.0
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69 Metascore

Filmmaker Elia Suleiman travels to different cities and finds unexpected parallels to his homeland of Palestine.

Director: Elia Suleiman | Stars: Elia Suleiman, Tarik Kopty, Kareem Ghneim, George Khleifi

Votes: 3,083

24. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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65 Metascore

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

Votes: 32,756 | Gross: $2.67M

25. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

8.6
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Director: Ron Fricke

Votes: 35,714 | Gross: $1.33M

26. The Honourable Woman (2014)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.1
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Centres on Nessa Stein, a woman who inherits her father's arms business and finds herself in an international maelstrom as she continues to promote the reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stephen Rea, Lubna Azabal, Katherine Parkinson

Votes: 9,649

27. The Devil Next Door (2019)

TV-MA | 229 min | Documentary, Crime

7.6
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A Cleveland grandfather is brought to trial in Israel, accused of being the infamous German death camp guard known as Ivan the Terrible.

Stars: Eli Gabay, Eli Rosenbaum, Michael Shaked, Yoram Sheftel

Votes: 8,815

28. Synonyms (2019)

Unrated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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84 Metascore

A young Israeli man absconds to Paris to flee his nationality, aided by his trusty Franco-Israeli dictionary.

Director: Nadav Lapid | Stars: Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte, Uria Hayik

Votes: 4,545

29. The Seventh Sign (1988)

R | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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Abby Quinn is eagerly awaiting childbirth but is haunted by dreams where she suffers a miscarriage. When she decides to rent a room to a mysterious stranger, she realizes a chain of events that will unleash the end of humanity.

Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, Jürgen Prochnow, Peter Friedman

Votes: 13,172 | Gross: $18.88M

30. Samson (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Drama

4.4
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17 Metascore

After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine Prince, a young Hebrew with supernatural strength defends his people, sacrificing everything to avenge his love, his people, and God.

Directors: Bruce Macdonald, Gabriel Sabloff | Stars: Taylor James, Billy Zane, Lindsay Wagner, Caitlin Leahy

Votes: 4,116 | Gross: $4.72M

31. Left Behind: The Movie (2000)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

4.5
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22 Metascore

The Biblical prophecy of Armegeddon begins when the Rapture instantly takes all believers in Christ from the Earth. A reporter left behind learns that the Anti-Christ will soon take power.

Director: Vic Sarin | Stars: Kirk Cameron, Brad Johnson, Janaya Stephens, Clarence Gilyard Jr.

Votes: 8,969 | Gross: $4.22M

32. The Believer (2001)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.2
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75 Metascore

A young Jewish man develops a fiercely anti-Semitic philosophy. Based on the factual story of a K.K.K. member in the 1960s who was revealed to be Jewish by a New York Times reporter.

Director: Henry Bean | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, Peter Meadows, Garret Dillahunt

Votes: 36,257 | Gross: $0.41M

33. Exodus (1960)

Approved | 208 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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The state of Israel is created in 1948, resulting in war with its Arab neighbors.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford

Votes: 8,765 | Gross: $18.97M

34. The Best of Youth (2003)

R | 366 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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89 Metascore

An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s.

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana | Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni, Jasmine Trinca, Adriana Asti

Votes: 20,295 | Gross: $0.25M

35. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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81 Metascore

A young French-Canadian, growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging homosexuality with his father's conservative values and his own Catholic beliefs.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Michel Côté, Marc-André Grondin, Danielle Proulx, Émile Vallée

Votes: 31,249

36. A Mighty Heart (2007)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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74 Metascore

Mariane Pearl embarks on a frantic search to locate her journalist husband, Daniel, when he goes missing in Pakistan.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Irrfan Khan, Archie Panjabi

Votes: 26,684 | Gross: $9.18M

37. Jeruzalem (2015)

R | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.8
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45 Metascore

When a couple of American young adults fly to Israel to visit the city of Jerusalem, a biblical nightmare falls upon them.

Directors: Doron Paz, Yoav Paz | Stars: Yael Grobglas, Yon Tumarkin, Danielle Jadelyn, Tom Graziani

Votes: 8,257

38. Kfulim (2015– )

40 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Five ordinary people wake up one morning to discover that they are implicated in a ruthless kidnapping operation following the disappearance of the Iranian Defence Minister while on a secret visit to Moscow.

Stars: Angel Bonanni, Moris Cohen, Miki Leon, Sergey Bukhman

Votes: 1,096

39. A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.0
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55 Metascore

The story of Amos Oz's youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell become the stories we live.

Director: Natalie Portman | Stars: Natalie Portman, Gilad Kahana, Amir Tessler, Moni Moshonov

Votes: 3,542 | Gross: $0.57M

40. Sunshine (1999)

R | 181 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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71 Metascore

The fate of a Hungarian Jewish family throughout the 20th century.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 12,919 | Gross: $5.10M

41. Damascus Cover (2017)

R | 93 min | Thriller

5.2
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36 Metascore

A spy navigates the precarious terrain of love and survival during an undercover mission in Syria.

Director: Daniel Zelik Berk | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Olivia Thirlby, Jürgen Prochnow, Igal Naor

Votes: 2,222

42. Prime (2005)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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58 Metascore

A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.

Director: Ben Younger | Stars: Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep, Bryan Greenberg, Jon Abrahams

Votes: 39,415 | Gross: $22.83M

43. Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)

Approved | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.3
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In 1947, following the U.N. decision to split British Palestine into separate Jewish and Palestinian states, a former U.S. Army officer is recruited by the Jews to reorganize the Haganah.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Kirk Douglas, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Senta Berger

Votes: 2,809

44. Out in the Dark (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.5
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69 Metascore

A drama centered on the love affair between two men on opposite sides of the Mid-East conflict: Palestinian student Nimer and Roy, an Israeli lawyer.

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jameel Khoury, Alon Pdut

Votes: 7,488

45. Waltz with Bashir (2008)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

8.0
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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: 54,582 | Gross: $2.28M

46. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)

Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a Marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Enrique Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso, Susanna Pasolini, Marcello Morante

Votes: 10,626

47. Solomon and Sheba (1959)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.2
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After becoming king of ancient Israel, Solomon faces threats coming from his jealous dispossessed brother Adonijah, the Egyptian Pharaoh and the scheming Queen of Sheba.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Yul Brynner, Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders, Marisa Pavan

Votes: 2,872 | Gross: $12.20M

48. I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)

X | 121 min | Drama

6.1
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Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with ... See full summary »

Director: Vilgot Sjöman | Stars: Lena Nyman, Vilgot Sjöman, Börje Ahlstedt, Peter Lindgren

Votes: 3,491 | Gross: $20.24M

49. Lemon (2017)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama

4.6
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59 Metascore

A man watches his life unravel after he is left by his girlfriend of 10 years.

Director: Janicza Bravo | Stars: Brett Gelman, Judy Greer, Michael Cera, Gillian Jacobs

Votes: 1,768 | Gross: $0.03M

50. The Odessa File (1974)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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Following the suicide of an elderly Jewish man, a journalist in possession of the man's diary investigates the alleged sighting of a former S.S. Captain, who commanded a concentration camp during World War II.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell, Mary Tamm

Votes: 9,772



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