With The Doha Film Institute (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Under the Shadow (2016)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.9
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84 Metascore

As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

Director: Babak Anvari | Stars: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Arash Marandi

Votes: 18,943 | Gross: $0.03M

2. The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)

R | 130 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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54 Metascore

A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Riz Ahmed, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland, Kate Hudson

Votes: 12,590 | Gross: $0.52M

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

R | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 10,632

4. Where Do We Go Now? (2011)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.

Director: Nadine Labaki | Stars: Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Nadine Labaki, Yvonne Maalouf, Layla Hakim

Votes: 10,490 | Gross: $0.53M

5. Just Like a Woman (2012)

R | 87 min | Drama

5.5
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39 Metascore

Two women get on the highway heading to Santa Fe. Marilyn dreams of winning a contest held by a famous belly dancing company, while her friend, Mona, has a secret: she's a fugitive from justice - accused of her mother-in-law's death.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Sienna Miller, Golshifteh Farahani, Bahar Soomekh, Tim Guinee

Votes: 2,453

6. 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

7. The Blessed (2017)

102 min | Drama

5.2
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Follows a handful of characters living in Algiers in the wake of a civil war that lasted throughout the 1990s.

Director: Sofia Djama | Stars: Sami Bouajila, Nadia Kaci, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Amine Lansari

Votes: 164

8. History of Fear (2014)

79 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

4.9
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A hot summer. A private district with an enormous park. An abandoned plot of land in the suburbs and an uncontrollable wave of smoke spark uncertainty and chaos.

Director: Benjamín Naishtat | Stars: Jonathan Da Rosa, Tatiana Giménez, Mirella Pascual, Claudia Cantero

Votes: 306

9. For Those Who Can Tell No Tales (2013)

82 min | Drama

6.5
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An Australian tourist discovers the silent legacy of wartime atrocities when she arrives in a seemingly idyllic little town on the border of Bosnia and Serbia.

Director: Jasmila Zbanic | Stars: Kym Vercoe, Boris Isakovic, Simon McBurney, Branko Cvejic

Votes: 231

10. Cruel Summer (2012)

25 min | Short, Fantasy

7.2
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A high-end car thief falls in love with a blind Arabian princess whose father will only allow them to wed if he can pass a series of three challenges.

Directors: Kanye West, Alexandre Moors, Elon Rutberg | Stars: Kid Cudi, Sarah A., Ali Suliman, Razane Jammal

Votes: 72

12. The Rooftops (2013)

92 min | Drama

5.8
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On the structure of the five daily prayers of the Muslim rite, the film tells us a day like any other in Algiers lived from various terraces of the buildings.

Director: Merzak Allouache | Stars: Adila Bendimerad, Nassima Belmihoub, Ahcène Benzerrari, Aïssa Chouat

Votes: 68

13. Eye & Mermaid (2013)

16 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

6.0
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A fisherman's daughter saves a mermaid from being caught by her father. Years later she sets out to find the mermaid again.

Director: Shahad Ameen | Stars: Rashid Al-Sheeb, Sarah Dorani, Nadine Fadayel, Baseema Hajjar

Votes: 8

14. Chroniques d'une cour de récré (2012)

85 min | Comedy, Family

6.7
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Brahim is enjoying life the way most boys his age do--with friends, watching TV etc while his father worked in a crane factory, and then the bad news; his father has to relocate to southern France because the factory was closing.

Director: Brahim Fritah | Stars: Yanis Bahloul, Rocco Campochiaro, Vincent Rottiers, Mostefa Djadjam

Votes: 29

15. La nuit et l'enfant (2015)

61 min

5.4
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Director: David Yon | Stars: Lamine Bachar, Aness Baitich

Votes: 5

16. La Vierge, les Coptes et moi... (2011)

85 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.7
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The filmmaker goes to Egypt, his country of origin, to film a documentary on the miraculous apparition of the Holy Virgin within the Coptic community of a small village outside of Cairo.

Director: Namir Abdel Messeeh | Stars: Siham Abdel Messeeh, Namir Abdel Messeeh

Votes: 135

17. A Dream (2013)

16 min | Short, Drama

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A man's surreal dream leads him to a jealous confrontation with his wife

Director: Faisal al Duwaisan | Stars: Wiaam Abed, Hassan al Sager, Khalifa Al Badi, Ahed Hassan

18. Donia (2010)

10 min | Short, Drama

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Directors: Amir Ghonim, Amir Scandar | Stars: Ahmed El Ommari, Ioana Hartescu, George Julius Williams, Mohammed Mesh'al

19. Democracy Year Zero (2013)

113 min | Documentary

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Director: Christophe Cotteret

20. Man of the House (III) (2015)

Short, Thriller

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A teenager lovingly cares for his baby brother. His parents, he explains in voiceover, have left the family, so he is now the man of the house. But something doesn't feel right in this home... See full summary »

Director: Khalifa AlMarri | Stars: Hamad AlMarri, Ibrahim AlMarri, Thamer Almarri

21. Land of Pearls (2010)

10 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Mohammed Alibrahim | Stars: Mohammed Al-Malek, Ahmad Alomeri, Ghanim Alomeri, Ahmed Elmokhtar

22. Last Seven Minutes (2011)

8 min | Short, Drama

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During last seven minutes in his life, a young man records a video for the world to know more about his life, dreams and reasons for killing himself.

Director: Alaa Mosbah | Stars: Mahmoud Asaar, Rania Fawzy, Ashiq Khan, Madiha Sharaan

23. Salaam Dunk Comes to Qatar (2011)

4 min | Documentary, Short

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Iraqi girls basketball comes to Qatar in the build up to the screening of a feature documentary about the girls lives. A tournament between five of Doha's leading female basketball teams is featured in this documentary short.

Director: Luke Bradford


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