Palestine (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Reports on Sarah and Saleem (2018)

127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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67 Metascore

The affaire of a married Palestinian man and a married Israeli woman in Jerusalem takes a dangerous political dimension when they are spotted in the wrong place at the wrong time, leaving them to deal with more than their broken marriages.

Director: Muayad Alayan | Stars: Maisa Abd Elhadi, Mohammad Eid, Kamel El Basha, Ishai Golan

Votes: 525

2. Omar (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.5
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75 Metascore

A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he's tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier's killing.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Adam Bakri, Leem Lubany, Eyad Hourani, Samer Bisharat

Votes: 12,128 | Gross: $0.36M

3. Paradise Now (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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71 Metascore

Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Kais Nashif, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal, Hamza Abu-Aiaash

Votes: 21,447 | Gross: $1.45M

4. Wajib - The Wedding Invitation (2017)

96 min | Drama

7.3
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A father and his estranged son must come together to hand deliver his daughter's wedding invitations to each guest as per local Palestinian custom, in this rousing family drama from Annemarie Jacir (When I Saw You).

Director: Annemarie Jacir | Stars: Mohammad Bakri, Saleh Bakri, Tarik Kopty, Monera Shehadeh

Votes: 828

5. The Idol (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Mohammed Assaf, an aspiring musician living in Gaza, sets a seemingly impossible goal: to compete on the program "Arab Idol."

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Tawfeek Barhom, Kais Attalah, Hiba Attalah, Ahmad Qasem

Votes: 1,438

6. Five Broken Cameras (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, War

7.9
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78 Metascore

A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.

Directors: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi | Stars: Emad Burnat, Soraya Burnat, Mohammed Burnat, Yasin Burnat

Votes: 5,500 | Gross: $0.11M

7. Writing on Snow (2017)

72 min | Drama, War

6.4
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A film about the absurdity of not accepting the other despite the difference.

Director: Rashid Masharawi | Stars: Ghassan Massoud, Ramzi Maqdisi, Areen Omari, Amr Waked

Votes: 19

8. On the Side of the Road (2013)

82 min | Documentary, History, News

7.8
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When the Israeli government tries to silence a history, a light was shed on the nation's biggest taboo. This is the story of those who fought to erase Palestine and created an Israeli ... See full summary »

Director: Lia Tarachansky | Star: Lia Tarachansky

Votes: 20

9. When I Saw You (2012)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

6.6
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72 Metascore

1967. The world is alive with change: brimming with reawakened energy, new styles, music and an infectious sense of hope. In Jordan, a different kind of change is underway as tens of ... See full summary »

Director: Annemarie Jacir | Stars: Mahmoud Asfa, Ruba Blal, Saleh Bakri, Anas Algaralleh

Votes: 531

10. Screwdriver (2018)

108 min | Drama

7.7
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Palestinian director Bassam Jarbawi's debut feature film tackles the physical and emotional toll of one man's return home after 15 years in an Israeli jail.

Director: Bassam Jarbawi | Stars: Ziad Bakri, Areen Omari, Jameel Khoury, Yasmine Qaddumi

Votes: 107

11. 3000 Nights (2015)

103 min | Drama

7.1
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A young Palestinian schoolteacher gives birth to her son in an Israeli prison where she fights to protect him, survive and maintain hope.

Director: Mai Masri | Stars: Maisa Abd Elhadi, Nadira Omran, Rakeen Saad, Raida Adon

Votes: 406

12. Ambience (2019)

15 min | Short

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Two young Palestinians try to record a demo for a Music Competition inside a noisy crowded refugee camp, while failing recording because of the chaos of the place, they discover an authentic way allow them to meet the deadline creatively.

Director: Wisam Al Jafari | Stars: Salah Abu Nima, Mohammad Al Khmour, Jameel Hilmi, Nilly Salman

13. The Savior (II) (2014)

136 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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After several years of providing religious instruction to diverse groups in the eastern Mediterranean, protagonist is wrongfully executed by political authorities on a Friday but rises from the dead the following Sunday.

Director: Robert Savo | Stars: Zohir Al Nobani, Mohammad Bakri, Abeer Issa, Yussuf Abu-Warda

Votes: 65

14. Dégradé (2015)

85 min | Drama

6.5
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In Gaza, two hairdressers and ten customers of various ages and backgrounds spend the day trapped in a beauty salon while Hamas police fight a gang in the street.

Directors: Arab Nasser, Tarzan Nasser | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Victoria Balitska, Manal Awad, Mirna Sakhla

Votes: 223

15. Salt of This Sea (2008)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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43 Metascore

A romantic drama about a working-class woman and her experiences traveling back home.

Director: Annemarie Jacir | Stars: Suheir Hammad, Saleh Bakri, Riyad Ideis, Dana Drigov

Votes: 976 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Eyes of a Thief (2014)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

6.7
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A father with a dangerous secret searches for his daughter.

Director: Najwa Najjar | Stars: Kal Naga, Souad Massi, Suhail Haddad, Malak Ermileh

Votes: 347

17. Bonbone (2017)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A Palestinian couple resorts to an unusual way to conceive as the husband is detained in an Israeli jail where visits are restricted.

Director: Rakan Mayasi | Stars: Rana Alamuddin, Saleh Bakri

Votes: 202

18. Rana's Wedding (2002)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Comedy

6.4
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71 Metascore

About a Palestinian girl of 17 who wants to get married to the man of her own choosing. Rana wakes up one morning to an ultimatum delivered by her father: she must either choose a husband ... See full summary »

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Clara Khoury, Khalifa Natour, Ismael Dabbag, Walid Abed Elsalam

Votes: 456

19. Ave Maria (I) (2015)

15 min | Short, Comedy

6.5
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The silent routine of 5 Nuns living in the West Bank wilderness is disturbed when an Israeli settler family breaks down right outside the convent just as the Sabbath comes into effect.

Director: Basil Khalil | Stars: Maria Zreik, Huda Al Imam, Shady Srour, Ruth Farhi

Votes: 981

20. Ghost Hunting (2017)

94 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director Raed Andoni places a newspaper advertisement in Ramallah. He is looking for former inmates of the Moskobiya interrogation centre in Jerusalem. In his ad he asks that the men should... See full summary »

Director: Raed Andoni | Stars: Ramzi Maqdisi, Mohammed Khattab, Wafa Mari, Atef Al-Akhras

Votes: 117

21. Pomegranates and Myrrh (2008)

95 min | Drama

6.2
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A free spirited Palestinian dancer becomes the wife of a prisoner.

Director: Najwa Najjar | Stars: Ali Suliman, Hiam Abbass, Walid Abdul Salam, Ahmad Abu Sal'oum

Votes: 181

22. Love, Theft and Other Entanglements (2015)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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A Palestinian car thief gets into the trouble of his life when he steals the wrong car. What he thought was an Israeli car and an easy way to make money in his impoverished refugee camp ... See full summary »

Director: Muayad Alayan | Stars: Sami Metwasi, Ramzi Maqdisi, Kamel El Basha, Maya Abu Alhayyat

Votes: 88

23. Girafada (2013)

85 min | Drama

6.5
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A male giraffe dies after a nocturnal air raid in a Palestinian zoo. The female giraffe stops eating. A boy and his father, the veterinary of the zoo, look for a solution.

Director: Rani Massalha | Stars: Saleh Bakri, Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, Ahmad Bayatra, Mohammad Bakri

Votes: 151

24. Speed Sisters (2015)

78 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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65 Metascore

The Speed Sisters are the first all-women race car driving team in the Middle East. They're bold. They're fearless. And they're tearing up tracks all over Palestine.

Director: Amber Fares

Votes: 200

25. Waiting (I) (2005)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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Before leaving to settle abroad, Ahmad accepts one last job. He must audition actors for the new National Palestinian Theatre. On the road with interviewer Bissan and her cameraman Loumir, ... See full summary »

Director: Rashid Masharawi | Stars: Areen Omari, Youssef Baroud, Abderrahman Abou El Qassem, Fouad Al Shomali

Votes: 46

26. Little Town of Bethlehem (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Documentary

7.4
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"Little Town of Bethlehem" shares the gripping story of three men, born into violence, willing to risk everything to bring an end to violence in their lifetime. A Christian, a Muslim, and a... See full summary »

Director: Jim Hanon | Stars: Sami Awad, Ahmad Al'Azzeh, Yonatan Shapira, Joel Dash

Votes: 33

27. Laila's Birthday (2008)

Unrated | 71 min | Drama

6.8
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Abu Laila used to be a judge, but because the government doesn't have the means to renew his assignment he is forced to be a taxi driver. On the day his daughter Laila becomes seven years ... See full summary »

Director: Rashid Masharawi | Stars: Mohammad Bakri, Areen Omari, Nour Zoubi, Housam Abu Aishe

Votes: 366 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Another Point of View (2019)

15 min | Short, Drama

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Another point of view tells the story of Fadel and Najeeba. They live in a Palestinian village.

Director: Bilal Alkhatib | Stars: Ramzi Maqdisi, Fida Zidan, Hadeel Amina, Eid Aziz

29. Haïfa (1996)

75 min | Drama, War

6.2
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Haifa, nicknamed after the city of his love and hope, goes around and comes around in a Palestinian refugee camp. Although he is everybody's fool, there are many things that only he knows. ... See full summary »

Director: Rashid Masharawi | Stars: Mohammad Bakri, Ahmad Abu Sal'oum, Hiam Abbass, Nawal Zaqout

Votes: 43

30. Lesh Sabreen? (2009)

20 min | Short

7.4
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A young Palestinian couple in Jerusalem navigate dreams and dead ends through economic hardship, a conservative society and a surrounding Israeli occupation weighing on them.

Director: Muayad Alayan | Stars: Mahmood Alayan, Tariq Alayan, Iman Aoun, Kamel El Basha

Votes: 18

31. They Do Not Exist (1974)

25 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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Shooting under extraordinary conditions, the director, who worked with Godard on his Ici et Ailleurs (Here and Elsewhere) - this film was shot on the same 16mm camera - and founded the ... See full summary »

Director: Mustafa Abu Ali

Votes: 42

32. My Brothers Keeper (2010 Video)

29 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

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What started out as a night of celebration quickly turned into a night these three friends will never forget.

Director: Jason-Christopher Mayer | Stars: Justin Clarke, Ryan Eppler, Justin Mayer, Chris Risi

33. Condom Lead (2013)

15 min | Short, Drama, War

7.4
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A dream of the hope for intimacy and love in a brutal, divisive world.

Directors: Arab Nasser, Tarzan Nasser | Stars: Rashid Abdelhamid, Maria Mohammad, Maria Mohammedi, Eloise van van Vollenstein

Votes: 16

34. The People and the Olive (2012)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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A feature-length documentary about the daily struggles and joys of Palestinian olive farmers. When a group of American ultra-marathoners sets out to run 129 miles in 5 days across the West ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Dennis

Votes: 8

35. Frontiers of Dreams and Fears (2001)

56 min | Documentary

8.0
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Offering a rare glimpse into one side of the Middle East conflict, Frontiers of Dreams and Fears explores the lives of a group of Palestinian children growing up in refugee camps. The film ... See full summary »

Director: Mai Masri | Stars: Manar Faraj, Mona Zaaroura

Votes: 26

36. Ford Transit (2003)

80 min | Documentary

7.4
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The movie follows Rajai, a Ford Transit driver which is the most popular transportation in the Palestinian occupied territories (occupied by Israel). While taking a ride with Rajai, we ... See full summary »

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Star: Rajai

Votes: 125

37. Ouroboros (II) (2017)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

5.3
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An experimental film about the destruction of Gaza. Ouroboros (the serpent eating itself) is the meaning of the cyclical nature of time.

Director: Basma Alsharif | Stars: Jessica Bellinger, Lauren Strom Berg, Coleman Collins, Claire De Pimodan

Votes: 62

38. Sara (III) (2014)

85 min | Drama

8.3
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A screenwriter and a director are working on a film about Sara, a Palestinian girl in one of Gaza's refugee camps, who is a victim of an "honour killing". The screenwriter is unable to ... See full summary »

Director: Khalil al Mozian | Stars: Naim Al Khatib, Jamal Abu Alqumsan, Inas Al-Saqa, Haia Ashour

Votes: 7

39. Defying My Disability (2016)

46 min | Documentary

7.6
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Defying My Disability follows the lives of young Palestinians navigating the path towards their dreams whilst coping with the everyday challenges of having a disability.

Director: Ramzi Maqdisi | Stars: Haneen Abu Ayash, Mohamed Sadah, Idriss Awaad, Zyad Deeb

Votes: 7

40. Waiting for Farajallah (2019)

56 min | Documentary

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Director: Nidal Badarny | Stars: Mahmud Abu-Jazi, Ibrahim Naamneh, Emad Yasin, Odai Ghanayem

41. Solomon's Stone (2015)

25 min | Short

9.6
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Hussein, a Palestinian young man, receives a letter from the Israeli post office in which he must show up to pick up a mysterious delivery. What he finds out right there is that he has to pay US$ 20,000 to take it out.

Director: Ramzi Maqdisi | Stars: Ramzi Maqdisi, Kamel El Basha, Reem Talhami, Amer Khalil

Votes: 7

42. Art/Violence (2013)

75 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.3
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Inspired by characters from 'Alice in Wonderland,' 'Waiting for Godot' and 'Antigone,' young Palestinian actresses deal with the military occupation and gender oppression, violence and ... See full summary »

Directors: Udi Aloni, Mariam Abu Khaled, Batoul Taleb

Votes: 15

43. Walled Citizen (2019)

78 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama | Post-production

A Palestinian filmmaker attempts to explore the planet as a backpacker defying the restrictions of movement imposed on him as a holder of one of the world's weakest ranking passports.

Director: Sameer Qumsiyeh

44. Jeremy Hardy vs. the Israeli Army (2003)

75 min | Documentary, War

7.2
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Director: Leila Sansour | Stars: Nicholas Blincoe, Jeremy Hardy, Leila Sansour, Adam Shapiro

Votes: 31

45. Under the Sky (2014)

46 min | Documentary

9.2
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The film projects two real-life stories of two men who live right under Jerusalem's sky only to present a fraction of an idea about the complicated life of Palestinians in this city.

Director: Ramzi Maqdisi

Votes: 6

46. Operation Bethlehem (2014)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.9
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Open Bethlehem is a story of a homecoming to the world's most famous little town. The film spans seven momentous years in the life of Bethlehem, revealing a city of astonishing beauty and political strife under occupation.

Director: Leila Sansour | Star: Leila Sansour

Votes: 14

47. Mute (2010)

20 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

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14 year-old Dima is determined to help her 10-year-old neighbor Shadi heal from a sudden muteness that he suffers from since his mother passed away. The two set on a journey to Mar Elias ... See full summary »

Director: Muayad Alayan | Stars: Mohammed Awwad, Nicholas Jarad, Dima Mu'Allem, Angie Saba

48. Where Should the Birds Fly (2013)

Documentary

8.9
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Made by Palestinians living the reality it is the story of Israel's years long siege of Gaza and its 2008-2009 attack, told through the eyes of two young women,Mona Samouni, now 10 years old and the filmmaker, Fida Qishta.

Director: Fida Qishta

Votes: 15

49. Zindeeq (2009)

85 min | Drama

5.3
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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: 17

50. Fix ME (2009)

98 min | Documentary

6.8
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Inspired by his own psychological excavations, Andoni develops the concept to apply to modern-day Palestine, a project that inspires this witty, personal and compelling film. Featuring a ... See full summary »

Director: Raed Andoni

Votes: 39


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