Israeli movies I've seen

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1.
Vals Im Bashir (2008)
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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. (90 mins.)
Director: Ari Folman
 
2.
Yossi & Jagger (2002)
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Romance blooms between two soldiers (Knoller, Levi) stationed in an Israeli outpost on the Lebanese border. (65 mins.)
Director: Eytan Fox
 
3.
Hearat Shulayim (2011)
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Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak. (107 mins.)
Director: Joseph Cedar
 
4.
Lebanon (2009)
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During the First Lebanon War in 1982, a lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town. (93 mins.)
Director: Samuel Maoz
 
5.
Beaufort (2007)
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The story of a group of Israeli soldiers stationed in an outpost prior to the withdrawal of forces of 2000. (131 mins.)
Director: Joseph Cedar
 
6.
Gett (2014)
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After a lukewarm marriage of over twenty years, a woman appeals to her husband's compassion to obtain the desirable divorce document in front of a court, which proves to be more challenging than she would expect. (115 mins.)
 
7.
Efes beyahasei enosh (2014)
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A unit of female Israeli soldiers at a remote desert base bide their time as they count down the minutes until they can return to civilian life. (97 mins.)
Director: Talya Lavie
 
8.
Paradise Now (2005)
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Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. (90 mins.)
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
 
9.
Big Bad Wolves (2013)
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A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge... (110 mins.)
 
10.
Walk on Water (2004)
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Following the suicide of his wife, an Israeli intelligence agent is assigned to befriend the grandchildren of a Nazi war criminal. (103 mins.)
Director: Eytan Fox
 
11.
Etz Limon (2008)
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The story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemontree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down. (106 mins.)
Director: Eran Riklis
 
12.
Va, vis et deviens (2005)
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A Christian boy escapes to Israel from famine-stricken Ethiopia by pretending to be Jewish. (140 mins.)
Director: Radu Mihaileanu
 
13.
Ajami (2009)
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Ajami is the religiously mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. These are five stories about the everyday life in Ajami. (124 mins.)
 
14.
The Gatekeepers (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets. (101 mins.)
Director: Dror Moreh
 
15.
The Syrian Bride (2004)
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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... (97 mins.)
Director: Eran Riklis
 
16.
Bikur Ha-Tizmoret (2007)
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A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town. (87 mins.)
Director: Eran Kolirin
 
17.
Lemale et ha'halal (2012)
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When the older sister of Shira, an 18-year-old Hasidic Israeli, dies suddenly in childbirth, Shira must decide if she can and should marry her widowed brother-in-law, which also generates tensions within her extended family. (90 mins.)
Director: Rama Burshtein
 
18.
Hatuna Meuheret (2001)
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Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married... (102 mins.)
 
19.
Knafayim Shvurot (2002)
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Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'. (87 mins.)
Director: Nir Bergman
 
20.
Meduzot (2007)
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Meduzot (the Hebrew word for Jellyfish) tells the story of three very different Israeli women living... (78 mins.)
 
21.
Ha-Ushpizin (2004)
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An Orthodox Jewish couple's faith is tested after praying to the Lord for a child on the Succoth holiday. (90 mins.)
Director: Giddi Dar
 
22.
Kadosh (1999)
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Two sisters become victims of the patriarchal, ultra-orthodox society. (110 mins.)
Director: Amos Gitai
 
23.
Bethlehem (2013)
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Tells the story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant... (99 mins.)
Director: Yuval Adler
 
24.
Hashmatsa (2009 Documentary)
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Intent on shaking up the ultimate 'sacred cow' for Jews, Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative - and at times irreverent - quest to answer the question, "What is anti-Semitism today?" (91 mins.)
Director: Yoav Shamir
 
25.
Kippur (2000)
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The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights... (117 mins.)
Director: Amos Gitai
 
26.
Or (2004)
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Or shoulders a lot: she's 17 or 18, a student, works evenings at a restaurant, recycles cans and bottles for cash... (97 mins.)
Director: Keren Yedaya
 
27.
The Human Resources Manager (2010)
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A tragi-comedy centered on the HR manager of Israel's largest industrial bakery, who sets out to save the reputation of his business and prevent the publication of a defamatory article. (103 mins.)
Director: Eran Riklis
 
28.
Ha-Kochavim Shel Shlomi (2003)
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The new math teacher and new school principal discover the 16-year-old underachiever failing classes is really a genius, and the kid's own family's too busy relying on him to mend family fences to notice his brilliance either. (94 mins.)
Director: Shemi Zarhin
 
29.
Giv'at Halfon Eina Ona (1976)
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Sergio Konstanza, a Swindler, owes money to Mr. Hasson. He escapes to the desert where he joins a wacky... (92 mins.)
Director: Assi Dayan
 
30.
A Matter of Size (2009)
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A comedy about a 'coming out' of a different kind - overweight people learning to accept themselves. (90 mins.)
 
31.
Jaffa (2009)
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In the city of Jaffa; a young girl plans to run away with her secret lover, when a tragedy forever changes the course of their lives. (106 mins.)
Director: Keren Yedaya
 
32.
Medurat Hashevet (2004)
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The story of one woman's personal battle for acceptance, but also a portrait of a political movement that has forever affected millions of lives in the Middle East. (96 mins.)
Director: Joseph Cedar
 
33.
Sof Shavua B'Tel Aviv (2008)
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A suicide bomber becomes dependent on the kindness of strangers when his explosives won't detonate, giving him time to meet some of the people he's targeting. (100 mins.)
Director: Dror Zahavi
 
34.
Massa'ot James Be'eretz Hakodesh (2003)
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During his journey to Jerusalem young James learns the meaning of being Israeli. (91 mins.)
 
35.
Ha-Chaverim Shel Yana (1999)
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Three parallel strories of immigrants in Tel Aviv during the Gulf War and about coming together while sealed in a room during the Scud attacks. (90 mins.)
Director: Arik Kaplun
 
36.
Ha-Hesder (2000)
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Is today's fanaticism tomorrow's policy? In a West Bank settlement, Rabbi Meltzer has a grand design:... (102 mins.)
Director: Joseph Cedar
 
37.
Ha-Chayim Al-Pi Agfa (1992)
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The film takes place in Tel Aviv, much of it in a fictitious local pub called Barbie, a satirical nickname... (100 mins.)
Director: Assi Dayan
 
38.
Hofshat Kaits (2007)
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A respected rabbi is forced to come to terms with the demands of his faith and the welfare of his own family. (72 mins.)
Director: David Volach
 
39.
Mabul (2010)
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Everything is complicated in Yoni's life. He's almost 13, real gifted, but physically undeveloped and... (100 mins.)
Director: Guy Nattiv
 
40.
Bubot Niyar (2006 Documentary)
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Paper Dolls is a documentary film by award winning filmmaker Tomer Heymann about a group of transvestite... (80 mins.)
Director: Tomer Heymann
 
41.
Sima Vaknin Machshefa (2003)
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(94 mins.)
Director: Dror Shaul
 
42.
Asphalt Zahov (2000)
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Three stories set among the Bedouin of Jahalin in the hills of the Judean desert. On an almost deserted highway... (87 mins.)
Director: Dan Verete
 
43.
Lost Paradise (2009 Short Film)
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A man and a woman are tenderly making love in a one star hotel room. A moment later when they are both dressed up, the idyll that seamed authentic is now gone. A modern look at the story of Adam and Eve. (10 mins.)
 
44.
Sof Ha'Olam Smola (2004)
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As a family from India moves in to a desert neighborhood in Southern Israel in the 1960's, the family's eldest... (110 mins.)
Director: Avi Nesher
 
45.
Mita Tova (2014)
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Residents of a retirement home build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend, though they are faced with a series of dilemmas when rumors of the machine begin to spread. (95 mins.)
 
46.
Kalevet (2010)
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A brother and sister who run away from home find sanctuary in a deserted nature reserve. When the sister falls into the trap of a psychopathic killer... (90 mins.)