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1. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Approved | 216 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: 244,469 | Gross: $44.82M

2. Body of Lies (2008)

R | 128 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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57 Metascore

A CIA agent on the ground in Jordan hunts down a powerful terrorist leader while being caught between the unclear intentions of his American supervisors and Jordan Intelligence.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani

Votes: 200,134 | Gross: $39.39M

3. Munich (2005)

R | 164 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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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: 199,302 | Gross: $47.40M

4. Southland Tales (2006)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

5.5
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44 Metascore

During a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, Carlos Amezcua

Votes: 35,107 | Gross: $0.28M

5. 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: 74,127 | Gross: $67.29M

6. Samson and Delilah (1949)

Approved | 134 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.8
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When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 6,287 | Gross: $28.80M

7. Damascus Cover (2017)

R | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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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: Olivia Thirlby, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, John Hurt, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 1,564

8. Carlos (2010)

Not Rated | 334 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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94 Metascore

The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting.

Stars: Edgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Fadi Abi Samra, Lamia Ahmed

Votes: 12,067 | Gross: $0.15M

9. The Visitor (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

7.7
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79 Metascore

A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass

Votes: 40,247 | Gross: $9.42M

10. In Syria (2017)

85 min | Drama, War

7.0
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A mother attempts to keep her family safe as war rages and a sniper lies in wait outside her home. This nerve-wracking study of life in Damascus won an Audience Award at Berlinale.

Director: Philippe Van Leeuw | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Diamand Bou Abboud, Juliette Navis, Mohsen Abbas

Votes: 1,929

11. Of Fathers and Sons (2017)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, War

7.3
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70 Metascore

Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years.

Director: Talal Derki | Stars: Abu Osama, Ayman Osama, Osama Osama

Votes: 1,533 | Gross: $0.01M

12. Escape from Raqqa (2019)

102 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Raqqa, Syria, Spring 2015. Faustine discovers the hell in which she has embarked with her 5 year-old son. In Paris, Gabriel and Adnan, two young activists, are moved by the distress of ... See full summary »

Director: Emmanuel Hamon | Stars: Swann Arlaud, Finnegan Oldfield, Jisca Kalvanda, Charles Berling

Votes: 61

13. The State (2017– )

Drama, Thriller

6.9
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A look at the lives of four British citizens who join ISIS in Syria.

Stars: Ony Uhiara, Sam Otto, Hiam Abbass, Nana Agyeman-Bediako

Votes: 1,364

14. Sniper: Legacy (2014 Video)

R | 95 min | Action, Thriller, War

5.4
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A rogue assassin is taking out military leaders, and Brandon gets word that his father is one. He tries to track down the killer, finds out that his father isn't dead and realizes that his superior officers are using him as bait to track the killer.

Director: Don Michael Paul | Stars: Tom Berenger, Chad Michael Collins, Doug Allen, Dominic Mafham

Votes: 2,977

15. HyperNormalisation (2016)

166 min | Documentary

8.3
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Adam Curtis explains how, at a time of confusing and inexplicable world events, politicians and the people they represent have retreated in to a damaging over-simplified version of what is happening.

Director: Adam Curtis | Stars: Adam Curtis, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Victor Gotbaum

Votes: 4,061

16. City of Ghosts (2017)

R | 92 min | Documentary, War

7.4
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86 Metascore

A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Heineman | Stars: Abdelaziz Alhamza, Mohamad Almusari, Hamoud Almousa, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

Votes: 2,962 | Gross: $0.13M

17. Damascus Time (2018)

113 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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Two Iranian pilots are in a special mission to save the people of a small Syrian city who are surrounded by the terrorists. But they have to face many challenges before manage to accomplish their mission.

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Babak Hamidian, Hadi Hejazifar, Pierre Dagher, Layth Al-Mufti

Votes: 1,391

18. The White Helmets (2016)

TV-14 | 41 min | Documentary, Short, Crime

7.5
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As daily airstrikes pound civilian targets in Syria, a group of indomitable first responders risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble.

Director: Orlando von Einsiedel | Stars: Khalid Farah, Mohammed Farah, Abu Omar, Raed Saleh

Votes: 6,114

19. West Beirut (1998)

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

7.7
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In April, 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school, making Super 8 movies with his friend, Omar. At first the war is a lark: ... See full summary »

Director: Ziad Doueiri | Stars: Rami Doueiri, Naamar Sahli, Mohamad Chamas, Rola Al Amin

Votes: 3,026 | Gross: $0.34M

20. Luxor (2019)

Drama, Romance | Post-production

Hana a British aid worker stationed at the Syrian border, takes a break from the horror and atrocities she has been living and heads to the ancient city of Luxor. When destiny brings her ... See full summary »

Director: Zeina Durra | Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Michael Landes, Karim Saleh, Shahira Fahmy

21. Red Sky (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Thriller

4.1
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Disgraced Top Gun fighter pilot Butch Masters leads a rogue squad in recovery of a WMD. Masters must navigate a fractured friendship, a love triangle, and must take to the skies to reclaim his military and personal honor.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Cam Gigandet, Shane West, Rachael Leigh Cook, Mario Van Peebles

Votes: 1,342

22. Judith (1966)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, War

5.6
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Beautiful woman who survived concentration camp goes to Israel in 1948 to track down Nazi husband who betrayed her.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Sophia Loren, Peter Finch, Jack Hawkins, Hans Verner

Votes: 282

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

Not Rated | 107 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.1
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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: 440

24. Very Big Shot (2015)

107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Intending to smuggle drugs across the borders, a small-time Lebanese drug-dealer slyly manipulates public opinion with the help of an underrated filmmaker.

Director: Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya | Stars: Alain Saadeh, Fouad Yammine, Wissam Fares, Tarek Yaacoub

Votes: 1,137

25. Propaganda (1999)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.1
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Based on a true story set in 1948, customs officer Mehti is faced with the duty of formally setting up the border between Turkey and Syria, dividing his hometown. He is unaware of the pain ... See full summary »

Director: Sinan Çetin | Stars: Metin Akpinar, Kemal Sunal, Meltem Cumbul, Rafet El Roman

Votes: 7,728

26. Cries from Syria (2017)

TV-MA | 111 min | Documentary, Drama

8.0
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76 Metascore

CRIES FROM SYRIA is a searing, comprehensive account of a brutal five-year conflict from the inside out, drawing on hundreds of hours of war footage from Syrian activists and citizen ... See full summary »

Director: Evgeny Afineevsky | Stars: Hadi Al Abdullah, Raed Al Saleh, Riad Al-Asaad, Bashar al-Assad

Votes: 816

27. Une femme française (1995)

100 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Wed just as war breaks out, Jeanne hardly gets to know her military husband, Louis, before the debacle of 1940. While waiting for his return from a POW camp, Jeanne journeys through ... See full summary »

Director: Régis Wargnier | Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Daniel Auteuil, Gabriel Barylli, Jean-Claude Brialy

Votes: 1,112 | Gross: $0.17M

28. Last Men in Aleppo (2017)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, War

7.4
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80 Metascore

Khaled, Mahmoud and Subhi volunteer with the White Helmets trying to save lives of hundreds of victims in the besieged city of Aleppo during the Syrian Civil War.

Directors: Feras Fayyad, Steen Johannessen | Stars: Khaled Umar Harah, Batul, Mahmoud, Abu Umar

Votes: 2,270 | Gross: $0.01M

29. Free Zone (2005)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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51 Metascore

Two women embark on a road trip after they are brought together by circumstance. Rebecca (Portman) flees her hotel after a fight with her mother-in-law (Maura) and hails a taxi driven by Hanna (Lazlo).

Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Natalie Portman, Hana Laslo, Hiam Abbass, Carmen Maura

Votes: 2,716 | Gross: $0.03M

30. I Want to Live (2015)

106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

9.6
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I Want to Live is a documentary on the lives of Kurdish Refugees from Syria, living in refugee camps in Kurdistan. Shot on location, it is set against the Syrian civil war and the ISIS (... See full summary »

Director: Karzan Kardozi

Votes: 1,372

31. The Syrian Bride (2004)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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70 Metascore

In Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village in Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border, the Druze bride Mona is engaged to get married with Tallel, a television comedian that works in the... See full summary »

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Makram Khoury, Clara Khoury, Ashraf Barhom

Votes: 3,104 | Gross: $0.38M

32. La folle histoire de Max et Léon (2016)

98 min | Comedy, War

6.2
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Max and Léon's adventures, two childhood friends idle and party-goer, who are trying to escape the Second World War.

Director: Jonathan Barré | Stars: David Marsais, Grégoire Ludig, Alice Vial, Saskia de Melo Dillais

Votes: 1,483

33. Circle of Deception (1960)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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Unbeknownst to him, a soldier is sent on a doomed mission because of the high likelihood of him divulging secrets if captured and tortured.

Director: Jack Lee | Stars: Suzy Parker, Bradford Dillman, Harry Andrews, Robert Stephens

Votes: 226

34. Death of a President (2006)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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49 Metascore

Years after the assassination of President George W. Bush in Chicago, an investigative documentary examines that as-yet-unsolved crime.

Director: Gabriel Range | Stars: Hend Ayoub, Becky Ann Baker, George W. Bush, Brian Boland

Votes: 6,753 | Gross: $0.52M

35. Den demokratiske terroristen (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Thriller

5.9
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Swedish secret agent infiltrate a German terrorist group.

Director: Per Berglund | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Katja Flint, Burkhard Driest, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 1,005

36. The One That Got Away (1996 TV Movie)

110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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An army unit conducting reconnaissance on the enemy territory is disclosed and defeated. Several surviving soldiers has a desperate running to the border.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Jody Abrahams, Nick Brimble, Simon Burke, David Clatworthy

Votes: 346

37. Background to Danger (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Thriller, War

6.5
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A German spy ring plans to publicize a false rumor that Russia, who is fighting Germany, plans to invade neutral Turkey in order to ally them with the Nazis.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: George Raft, Brenda Marshall, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre

Votes: 921

38. The Grid (2004)

266 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A team of American and British counter-terrorists are tasked with stopping a terrorist cell who's operating on a global level.

Stars: Jemma Redgrave, James Remar, Piter Marek, Silas Carson

Votes: 736

39. House of Saud: A Family at War (2018– )

180 min | Documentary

7.3
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A look at the role of Saudi Arabia in recent years in politics and international conflicts, in particular at the changes in politics in recent years, as the kingdom is changing under the rule of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Stars: Saskia Reeves, Bruce Riedel, Ali Shihabi, Madawi Al-Rasheed

Votes: 94

40. The Day I Lost My Shadow (2018)

94 min | Drama

6.8
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In Syria in 2012 a mother ventures into a war zone to find a gas cylinder so she can prepare a meal for her son. She discovers that in the besieged area the people there have lost their shadows.

Director: Soudade Kaadan | Stars: Reham Alkassar, Sawsan Arshid, Samer Ismail, Oweiss Mkhallalati

Votes: 89

41. Sorry, Haters (2005)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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43 Metascore

Against the anxieties and fears of post-9/11 America, an Arab cab driver picks up a troubled professional woman with unexpected results.

Director: Jeff Stanzler | Stars: Robin Wright, Abdellatif Kechiche, Élodie Bouchez, Aasif Mandvi

Votes: 1,373 | Gross: $0.01M

42. Kippur (2000)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, War

6.4
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75 Metascore

The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. The story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. ... See full summary »

Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Liron Levo, Tomer Russo, Uri Klauzner, Yoram Hattab

Votes: 1,489 | Gross: $0.11M

43. The Great Journey (2004)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Reda, a young French-Moroccan guy and his old father drive from the south of France to Mecca in order for the father to do his pilgrimage. At first distant, they gradually learn to know each other.

Director: Ismaël Ferroukhi | Stars: Nicolas Cazalé, Mohamed Majd, Jacky Nercessian, Ghina Ognianova

Votes: 2,166

44. The Music of Strangers (2015)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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70 Metascore

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and other international artists of The Silk Road Project discuss their philosophies on music and culture.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Yo-Yo Ma, Kinan Azmeh, Kayhan Kalhor, Cristina Pato

Votes: 605 | Gross: $1.16M

45. Born from the Flank: Wilada Min Alkhasira (2011–2013)

Drama

8.3
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Add a Plot

Stars: Jay Abdo, Kinda Allouch, Abed Fahd, Sulaf Fawakhrji

Votes: 159

46. Refugee (2018)

Documentary

8.2
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A harrowing account of Europe's migrant crisis. A family of Syrian refugees separated by the borders of Europe, fight to be reunited as they migrant from Syria to Germany.

Director: Alexander J. Farrell | Stars: Rasha Abousalem, Moustapha Ahmad, Ahmed Alali, Hamoudi Alali

Votes: 12

47. The Watchman (2016– )

27 min | News

6.4
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America's largest pro-Israel organization joins forces with the world's largest Christian television network to produce "The Watchman," a hard-hitting weekly 30-minute program, hosted by CUFI's Erick Stakelbeck on TBN.

Votes: 5

48. Jimmy Carter Man from Plains (2007)

PG | 125 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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58 Metascore

A chronicle of the former president's tour recent for his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter, Lillian Carter, Elizabeth Hayes

Votes: 797 | Gross: $0.11M

49. Terror's Advocate (2007)

Unrated | 135 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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75 Metascore

A documentary on Jacques Vergès, the controversial lawyer and former Free French Forces guerrilla who has defending unpopular figures such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jacques Vergès, Klaus Barbie, Barbet Schroeder, Bassam Abu Sharif

Votes: 1,423 | Gross: $0.04M

50. Six Days in June (2007)

Unrated | 105 min | Documentary, War

8.0
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The shooting lasted on six tense days in June 1967, but the Six Day War has never really ended. Every crisis that has ripped through this region in the ensuing decades stems from those six ... See full summary »

Director: Ilan Ziv | Stars: Levi Eshkol, Andre Nicolas Malouf, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Abdallah Schleifer

Votes: 154



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