With Dubai Media and Entertainment Organisation in association with Dubai Film Market (Enjaaz) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Wadjda (2012)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd

Votes: 20,564 | Gross: $1.35M

2. Le Challat de Tunis (2013)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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Tunisia, before the revolution. A man on a motorbike, razor blade in hand, prowls the streets of Tunis slashing women's buttocks. They call him The Challat, aka "The Blade", and the mere ... See full summary »

Director: Kaouther Ben Hania | Stars: Mohamed Slim Bouchiha, Jallel Dridi, Moufida Dridi, Narimène Saidane

Votes: 154

3. Baghdad Messi (2012)

Not Rated | 19 min | Short, Drama, Sport

7.2
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Iraq, 2009. Little Hamoudi (10) is totally obsessed with football. Just as the rest of the world, he and his friends are eagerly looking forward to the Champions League finale FC ... See full summary »

Director: Sahim Omar Kalifa | Stars: Ali Raad Al-Zaydawi, Hayder Helo, Noor Al-Hoda, Abdulaziz Mohamed

Votes: 469

4. Zelal (2010)

90 min | Documentary

6.5
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An invitation to probe into one of Egypt's least exposed areas: the world of psychiatry and "madness". The daily detention of those who have gone to the other side of society. The film is a foray into this world of outcast and recluses.

Directors: Mustafa Hasnaoui, Marianne Khoury

Votes: 27

5. Habibi Rasak Kharban (2011)

85 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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'Habibi Rasak Kharban' (Darling, Something's Wrong with Your Head) is a dramatic feature that tells the story of a forbidden love in Gaza. The film is a modern re-telling of the famous ancient Sufi parable 'Majnun Layla'.

Director: Susan Youssef | Stars: Maisa Abd Elhadi, Kais Nashif, Yussuf Abu-Warda, Amer Khalil

Votes: 139

6. Blind Intersections (2012)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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Three protagonists, one city... Coming from different backgrounds, they pass each other but they never meet, though, the effect of one incident will drastically alter the lives of the three... See full summary »

Director: Lara Saba | Stars: Alae Hamoud, Ghida Nouri, Carole Hajj, Chadi Haddad

Votes: 178

7. Factory Girl (2013)

90 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Hayam is a factory worker living in a lower-middle-class area with other factory girls. She thinks that her feelings for the new factory supervisor can grow in spite of the class ... See full summary »

Director: Mohamed Khan | Stars: Yasmin Raeis, Hany Adel, Salwa Khattab, Salwa Mohamed Ali

Votes: 1,464

8. Taxi Ballad (2011)

93 min | Drama

6.3
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Driving a cab wasn't his first option, but that's a long story.

Director: Daniel Joseph | Stars: Hiam Abou Chedid, Habib Alberto, Sahar Assaf, Adnan Awad

Votes: 187

9. Heritages (2013)

96 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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When director Philippe Aractingi is forced to leave his motherland for the third time, the realisation dawns on him: his ancestors have been fleeing wars for five generations. Exploring his... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Aractingi | Stars: Luc Arachtingi, Diane Aractingi, Philippe Aractingi, Mario Naim Bassil

Votes: 134

10. Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim (2016)

98 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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Ali believes his late girlfriend's soul has been reincarnated in a goat. Ali, his goat and his friend Ibrahim embark on a journey of friendship and self-discovery across Egypt to reverse the curse.

Director: Sherif Elbendary | Stars: Asser Yassin, Salwa Mohamed Ali, Nahed El Sebaï, Ahmed Magdy

Votes: 712

11. Letter to the King (2014)

75 min | Drama

7.0
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'Letter to the King' portrays five people on a day trip from a refugee camp to Oslo, a welcome change in an otherwise monotonous life. Each and every one of them has an agenda for their ... See full summary »

Director: Hisham Zaman | Stars: Ali Bag Salimi, Zheer Durhan, Nazmi Kirik, Hassan Dimirci

Votes: 247

12. Cairo Exit (2010)

97 min | Drama

6.5
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A powerful account of life in contemporary Cairo, this raw drama about a pair of star-crossed lovers shines a powerful spotlight upon the social and cultural taboos that riddle the city's ... See full summary »

Director: Hesham Issawi | Stars: Mohamad Ramadan, Maryhan, Ahmad Bedair, Safaa Galal

Votes: 158

13. Yema (2012)

90 min | Drama

6.5
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Une petite maison abandonnée, isolée dans la campagne algérienne. Ouardia y a enterré son fils Tarik, militaire peut-être tué par son propre frère Ali, dirigeant dun maquis islamiste. Elle ... See full synopsis »

Director: Djamila Sahraoui | Stars: Djamila Sahraoui, Samir Yahia, Ali Zarif

Votes: 82

14. The Last Friday (2011)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.0
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When a forty-year-old divorced father discovers that he needs to undergo an operation, which he can not afford, within the next 4 days, he finds himself forced to deal with the life he isolated himself from for the longest time.

Director: Yahya Alabdallah | Stars: Ali Suliman, Fadi Arida, Joanna Arida, Faris Batayneh

Votes: 123

15. Sotto Voce (2013)

94 min | Drama

6.7
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During the Algerian war, the road to Beni Boussaid on the Morocco-Algeria border is obstructed by the Morice line, a 430-mile long belt that is electrified and heavily mined. Moussa, a ... See full summary »

Director: Kamal Kamal | Stars: Amal Ayouch, Mohamed Bastaoui, Ahmed Benaïssa, Rafik Boubker

Votes: 23

16. Infiltrators (2012)

PG-13 | 70 min | Documentary

7.3
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A visceral Road Movie that chronicles the daily travails of Palestinians of all backgrounds as they seek routes through, under, around, and over a bewildering matrix of barriers.

Director: Khaled Jarrar

Votes: 29

17. Tannoura Maxi (2011)

95 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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It was the summer of 82, when a priest, about to be ordained, was exhausted by temptations and an arrogant girl felt passionately in love... A sifted memory and a personal history of a ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Bou Eid | Stars: Joy Karam, Chady Tineh, Carol Abboud, Diamand Bou Abboud

Votes: 334

18. Nesma (2013)

89 min | Drama

7.0
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Firstly, there's Youssef, who has his identity stolen and who decides to act, even if means losing his way. Then, there's the young Syrine, who will take her first steps in the adult world.... See full summary »

Director: Homeida Behi | Stars: Farid Elouardi, Aure Atika, Aziza Gorgi, Chaker Ben Saber

Votes: 37

19. Tangled Up in Blue (2009)

85 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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The son of a world renowned Iraqi writer faces the aftermath of his father's assassination in Baghdad, and his undeclared love for his best friend.

Director: Haider Rashid | Stars: Ian Attfield, Zoe Rigby, Graham Bowe, Haider Rashid

Votes: 28

20. The Road to Bethlehem (2010)

120 min | Documentary

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Director: Leila Sansour

21. Zindeeq (2009)

85 min | Drama

5.5
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Acclaimed director Michel Khleifi's story of a Palestinian film-maker 'M' living in Europe, who returns home to Ramallah to film witness accounts of the 1948 Nakba - not only explores the ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Khleifi | Stars: Mira Awad, Mohammad Bakri

Votes: 31

22. Huna London (2012)

17 min | Short, Comedy

8.1
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A couple's mission to send the perfect photograph to their son in London and the resident rodent that refuses to get caught.

Director: Mohamed Buali | Stars: Mohammed Abdalkhaleq, Mohammed Jassim, Mubarak Khamis, Sheeja Nitraj

Votes: 18

23. Guardians of Time Lost (2013)

109 min | Documentary

7.6
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They are a group of marginalized young men known as the "thugs of Al Lija" neighborhood. A mysterious world which carries within its folds the particular complexities of social and political realities in Lebanon is revealed.

Director: Diala Kachmar

Votes: 10

24. Falastine Stereo (2013)

90 min | Drama

4.1
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Two Palestinian brothers plan on immigrating to Canada after the Israeli air force bombs their family home. Milad (Stereo) used to be a wedding singer but because his wife dies in the ... See full summary »

Director: Rashid Masharawi | Stars: Mahmud Abu-Jazi, Salah Hanoun, Ramzi Maqdisi

Votes: 160

25. Adios Carmen (2013)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

7.9
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In 1975, 10-year-old Amar lives in a village in northern Morocco with his violent uncle, waiting for the unlikely return of his mother, who has left for Belgium. He finds a friend in Carmen... See full summary »

Director: Mohamed Amin Benamraoui | Stars: Benjalil Amanallah, Paulina Gálvez, Ufrin Mustapha Azzarouali, Juan Estelrich Jr.

Votes: 100

26. Asfouri (2012)

98 min | Drama

6.0
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1975, the residents of a traditional building decide to repaint the facade, but the civil war begins leaving it on hold. Peace announced, Karim returns from US with hope to rescue the ... See full summary »

Director: Fouad Alaywan | Stars: Yara Abou Haidar, Omar Chammaa, Wissam Fares, Fouad Hassan

Votes: 53

27. Hamama (2010)

64 min | Documentary, Biography

6.6
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Hamama is nearly a 90 year old female healer and living legend in the Emirates. Blessed with an incredible gift of healing she has to face her fragility and age that threaten to impact her ... See full summary »

Director: Nujoom Alghanem

Votes: 10

28. Sector Zero (2011)

64 min | Documentary

8.7
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"Sector Zero" explores the macabre history of Karantina, an abandoned area located on the outskirts of Beirut, and uses this history as a metaphor for Lebanon's own troubled past.

Director: Nadim Mishlawi | Stars: Chawki Azouri, Bernard Khoury, Hazem Saghiyeh

Votes: 14

29. Bad Hunter (2013)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Young man BAHOZ goes hunting in rural Kurdistan. He witnesses the rape of a young woman by an older man. He chases the man away and helps the woman to mend her clothes so she can conceal ... See full summary »

Director: Sahim Omar Kalifa | Stars: Naima Abdo, Saban Dosky, Farzad Hassani, Ahmed Mohammed

Votes: 100

30. Gate #5 (2011)

84 min | Documentary

8.4
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They were young, loved adventures and had choices. In the 1960s and 70s thousands of young Lebanese left their villages and searched for a new life in the city - as countless like-minded ... See full summary »

Director: Simon El Habre

Votes: 13

31. The Sleeping Tree (2014)

87 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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A daughter's relationship with Mother Nature could change the course of a family driven apart...

Director: Mohamed Buali | Stars: Ibrahim Al-Hasawi, Samar Almeer, Jamaan Alrowaiei, Mariam Ziman

Votes: 60

32. Dolphins (2014)

90 min | Adventure

6.8
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Written by author and poet Ahmed Salmeen and directed by award-winning Emirati Waleed Al Shehhi, Dolphins revolves around Fadel, an ambulance driver, who is divorced and has one son, Saud, ... See full summary »

Director: Waleed Al-Shehhi | Stars: Khalid Ameen, Marie Al Halian, Reem Erhama, Jamal H. Iqbal

Votes: 30

33. This Is My Picture When I Was Dead (2010)

83 min | Documentary, Drama

6.8
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Athens, 1983. The world press reports that 4-year old Bashir is killed in the assassination of his father, Mamoun Mraish, a top PLO lieutenant. Father and son are declared dead but when ... See full summary »

Director: Mahmoud al Massad | Stars: Bashir Mammon Mraish, Ismael Abed, Saeb Abu Alragheb, Arafat Al Ashahab

Votes: 37

34. The Mulberry House (2013)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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After 10 years in Scotland, Sara Ishaq travels back to her childhood home in Yemen and takes her camera along. She hopes to feel at home in the place that was once so close to her heart, but the complications soon become clear.

Director: Sara Ishaq | Star: Sara Ishaq

Votes: 40

35. Leaving Baghdad (2010)

85 min | Drama

7.0
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Leaving Baghdad is a road movie that follows Sadik, the personal cameraman to the leader Saddam Hussein, at the end of the nineties. Sadik is trying to escape the grip of the regime, being ... See full summary »

Director: Koutaiba Al-Janabi | Stars: Sadik Al-Attar, Jasim Al-Timimi, Rang Omar, Attila Solymosy

Votes: 45

36. Gaza Calling (2012)

64 min | Documentary

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Director: Nahed Awwad

37. Born on the 25th of January (2011)

80 min | Documentary

8.8
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From January 25 to May 27, 2011, the film tracks four months of the Egyptian revolution as seen through the director's eyes. January 25 is the beginning, but May 27 is not the end - because the revolution continues.

Director: Ahmed Rashwan

Votes: 56

38. Family Albums (2012)

80 min | Documentary

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A contemporary and sensitive portray of the Arab world, through a single feature-length documentary made of 4 chapters, directed by 4 young talented filmmakers.

Directors: Nassim Amaouche, Mais Darwazah, Erige Sehiri, Sameh Zoabi

39. The Proof (2013)

95 min | Drama

4.4
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Ali, a taxi driver in Algeria, and his wife, Houria, are unable to have children. When he travels to another city to test his fertility, he is accused by Fatima, a pregnant woman, of being ... See full summary »

Director: Amor Hakkar | Stars: Nabil Asli, Anya Louanchi, Zineb Ahmidou, Ritage Saouli

Votes: 13

40. Line of Sight (2012)

80 min | Drama

6.3
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Line of sight is the story of LAILA, a woman in her early twenties who has to revisit the choices she made in her life after an encounter with a car thief, who had made unusual choices himself.

Director: Aseel Mansour | Stars: Khaled al Ghwairi, Nadia Odeh

Votes: 17

41. Reb Blue Yellow (2013)

92 min | Drama

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Najat Makki is a pioneering Emirati female artist, recognised not only for her talent but also for the role she plays in society. Makki has become a legacy and her life is a rich journey ... See full summary »

Director: Nujoom Alghanem

42. Gaza-strophe, Palestine (2010)

95 min | Documentary

8.0
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Directors: Samir Abdallah, Kheridine Mabrouk

Votes: 12

43. The Invisible Policeman (2011)

59 min | Documentary

8.3
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How can someone give something that he does not have?

Director: Laith Al-Juneidi

Votes: 23

44. Doaa... Aziza (2012)

88 min | Documentary

7.1
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Director: Saad Hendawy

Votes: 10

45. The Council (2014)

80 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family

8.0
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A journey of three young Palestinian running for the students councils in refugees school in Jordan, from announcing the election till the end of the academic year.

Director: Yahya Alabdallah

Votes: 9

46. Uncle Nashaat (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

6.4
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Nashaat is a Palestinian fighter who was killed by the Israelis in 1982. When Aseel, Nashaat's nephew, comes across a fact that makes him doubt the circumstances of his uncle's death, he ... See full summary »

Director: Aseel Mansour

Votes: 10

47. The Man Inside (II) (2012)

50 min | Documentary

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Director: Karim Goury

48. Nomad's Home (2010)

61 min | Documentary

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BEIT SHA'AR (NOMAD'S HOME) is a portrait of two Arab women born of entirely different social and cultural circumstances within Egypt: IMAN KAMEL, an Egyptian filmmaker who has left Cairo to... See full summary »

Director: Iman Kamel | Stars: Selema Gabaly, Iman Kamel

49. The Deep (2013)

14 min | Short, Drama

7.8
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A young Iraqi man's dream to play football is destroyed as a result of living in a crime-ridden country, where he must struggle to survive.

Director: Haider Rashid | Stars: Mohamed Zouaoui, Mohammed Abdelfatah, Arthur Alexanian, Amir Ati

Votes: 8

50. Falastein, sandouk al intezar lil burtuqal (2012)

15 min | Short

6.0
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Director: Bassam Sammy Chekhes

Votes: 14


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