Arab and islam culture in movies

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

R | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 10,630

2. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Approved | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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: 244,427 | Gross: $44.82M

3. Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)

R | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Arn, the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love.

Director: Peter Flinth | Stars: Joakim Nätterqvist, Sofia Helin, Stellan Skarsgård, Michael Nyqvist

Votes: 20,163

4. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

R | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

63 Metascore

Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the Crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Martin Hancock

Votes: 251,276 | Gross: $47.40M

5. The 13th Warrior (1999)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, History

42 Metascore

A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled in a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land.

Directors: John McTiernan, Michael Crichton | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Dennis Storhøi, Vladimir Kulich

Votes: 110,972 | Gross: $32.70M

6. Cenneti Beklerken (2006)

107 min | Drama, History

Eflatun is a master miniature artist who's living in 17th century Istanbul. One day, he's taken to the vizier's mansion by force. There he learns that Danyal, one of the Ottoman princes who... See full summary »

Director: Dervis Zaim | Stars: Serhat Tutumluer, Melisa Sözen, Mesut Akusta, Nihat Ileri

Votes: 1,377

7. Special Forces (2011)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, War

37 Metascore

A French journalist in Afghanistan is kidnapped by the Taliban.

Director: Stéphane Rybojad | Stars: Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou, Benoît Magimel, Denis Ménochet

Votes: 16,940 | Gross: $0.01M

8. The Devil's Double (2011)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

52 Metascore

A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein's sadistic son.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi, Philip Quast

Votes: 58,441 | Gross: $1.36M

9. Deserter (2002)

90 min | Drama, War

Unlikely friends in a melting pot of confusion. Simon Murray fights for the French Foreign Legion. Pascal Dupont fights for himself. War torn men question honour, hope, morality...because you can desert everything...except yourself.

Director: Martin Huberty | Stars: Paul Fox, Tom Hardy, Kate Maberly, Aitor Merino

Votes: 987

10. Carlos (2010)

Not Rated | 334 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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: 12,069 | Gross: $0.15M

11. The Last Ottoman: Knockout Ali (2007)

126 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Story about an ottoman WWI veteran, who resistances against the occupiers.

Director: Mustafa Sevki Dogan | Stars: Kenan Imirzalioglu, Cansu Dere, Emin Boztepe, Engin Senkan

Votes: 5,797

12. Mysteries of Egypt (1998)

38 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

53 Metascore

Egypt is and ever was a place of mystery. Many rumors spread around the great Pyramids of Gizeh (the only one of the seven wonders of the world left), their age ranges - in different ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Neibaur | Stars: Omar Sharif, Kate Maberly, Timothy Davies, Julian Curry

Votes: 481 | Gross: $40.59M

13. Shahada (2010)

88 min | Drama

The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where ... See full summary »

Director: Burhan Qurbani | Stars: Carlo Ljubek, Jerry Hoffmann, Maryam Zaree, Marija Skaricic

Votes: 338

14. El Cid (1961)

Approved | 182 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

79 Metascore

The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz (a.k.a. El Cid) overcomes a family vendetta and court intrigue to defend Christian Spain against the Moors.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Geneviève Page

Votes: 11,784 | Gross: $26.62M

15. Sallah (1964)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

The sharp, often hilarious satire that became the most successful film in Israeli history (until that time) is about new immigrants Sallah and his family, who are left in a shack near their... See full summary »

Director: Ephraim Kishon | Stars: Topol, Geula Nuni, Gila Almagor, Albert Cohen

Votes: 827

16. O Jerusalem (2006)

R | 100 min | Drama, History

39 Metascore

A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the country of Israel is being created.

Director: Élie Chouraqui | Stars: JJ Feild, Saïd Taghmaoui, Maria Papas, Patrick Bruel

Votes: 810 | Gross: $0.23M

17. 120 (2008)

114 min | Drama, History, War

During the Sarikamis Battle, the Ottoman army runs out of ammunition and appeals to the people of Van for help, who happen to have supplies. However, the First World War is on and all men ... See full summary »

Directors: Özhan Eren, Murat Saraçoglu | Stars: Özge Özberk, Cansel Elcin, Burak Sergen, Yasar Abravaya

Votes: 6,208

18. The Kite Runner (2007)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama

61 Metascore

After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Khalid Abdalla, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Atossa Leoni, Shaun Toub

Votes: 74,602 | Gross: $15.80M

19. Attack on Darfur (2009)

R | 98 min | Drama, War

American journalists in Sudan are confronted with the dilemma of whether to return home to report on the atrocities they have seen, or to stay behind and help some of the victims they have encountered.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Kristanna Loken, David O'Hara, Noah Dalton Danby, Matt Frewer

Votes: 2,343

20. Lebanon (2009)

R | 93 min | Drama, War

85 Metascore

During the First Lebanon War in 1982, a lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town.

Director: Samuel Maoz | Stars: Yoav Donat, Itay Tiran, Oshri Cohen, Michael Moshonov

Votes: 10,544 | Gross: $0.37M

21. Marco Polo (1982–1983)

504 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The life and experiences of the thirteenth century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.

Stars: Ken Marshall, Denholm Elliott, Tony Vogel, David Warner

Votes: 996

22. Harem Suare (1999)

R | 125 min | Drama, History

As the Ottoman Empire comes to an end, an old servant spins a tale to keep the women in the Sultan's harem distracted. The story is about Safiye, who first becomes the Sultan's favorite ... See full summary »

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek | Stars: Marie Gillain, Alex Descas, Lucia Bosé, Valeria Golino

Votes: 2,482

23. Legionnaire (1998)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Alain is a boxer in 1925 Marseille, France. When he doesn't take the dive paid to take by a mob boss, he has to split. He joins the Foreign Legion and is sent to Morocco. He makes 3 friends and they watch each other's backs.

Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Steven Berkoff, Nicholas Farrell

Votes: 21,311

24. Veda - Atatürk (I) (2010)

114 min | Biography, Drama, History

Story based on the memoirs of Salih Bozok, which traces the life of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

Director: Zülfü Livaneli | Stars: Serhat Mustafa Kiliç, Dolunay Soysert, Burhan Güven, Sinan Tuzcu

Votes: 6,020

25. Munich (2005)

R | 164 min | Drama, History, Thriller

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: 199,288 | Gross: $47.40M

26. Ajami (2009)

Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

Ajami is the religiously mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. These are five stories about the everyday life in Ajami.

Directors: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani | Stars: Fouad Habash, Nisrin Siksik, Elias Saba, Youssef Sahwani

Votes: 5,700 | Gross: $0.62M

27. Any Questions for Ben? (2012)

114 min | Comedy, Romance

Ben (Josh Lawson) is a twenty-something up and coming marketing guru who is invited to his old school to speak at a careers event, which is also attended by Alex (Rachael Taylor), an old ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Sitch | Stars: Josh Lawson, Rachael Taylor, Daniel Henshall, Felicity Ward

Votes: 1,566

28. The Dictator (2012)

R | 83 min | Comedy

58 Metascore

The heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 252,094 | Gross: $59.65M

29. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

R | 84 min | Comedy

89 Metascore

Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell, Chester

Votes: 333,403 | Gross: $128.51M

30. Marooned in Iraq (2002)

100 min | Drama, War

86 Metascore

During the war between Iran and Iraq, a group of Iranian Kurd musicians set off on an almost impossible mission. They will try to find Hanareh, a singer with a magic voice who crossed the ... See full summary »

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Shahab Ebrahimi, Faegh Mohamadi, Allah-Morad Rashtian, Rojan Hosseini

Votes: 1,281 | Gross: $0.14M

31. Triage (2009)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, War

The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague.

Director: Danis Tanovic | Stars: Colin Farrell, Jamie Sives, Paz Vega, Kelly Reilly

Votes: 9,602

32. Short Sharp Shock (1998)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Three friends get caught in a life of major crime.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Mehmet Kurtulus, Aleksandar Jovanovic, Adam Bousdoukos, Regula Grauwiller

Votes: 3,868

33. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Amr Waked, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 59,049 | Gross: $9.03M

34. The Kingdom (2007)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

56 Metascore

A team of U.S. government agents are sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman

Votes: 112,868 | Gross: $47.54M

35. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War

95 Metascore

In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Tommaso Neri

Votes: 47,212 | Gross: $0.06M

36. Lion of the Desert (1980)

PG | 173 min | Biography, Drama, History

In 1929, Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini appoints General Rodolfo Graziani as colonial governor to Italian Libya with orders to stamp-out all resistance from Libyan nationalists led by rebel guerrilla leader Omar Mukhtar.

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Rod Steiger, Irene Papas

Votes: 12,556

37. Forty Days of Musa Dagh (1982)

143 min | Drama, History, War

Armenian guerrilla troops fight against the Turkish forces on the mountain of Musa Dagh.

Director: Sarky Mouradian | Stars: Kabir Bedi, Ronnie Carol, Guy Stockwell, Peter Haskell

Votes: 203

38. Desert Flower (2009)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

54 Metascore

Waris Dirie, born 1965 in Somalia, flees at 13 when sold as 4th wife. She's maid at the Somalian embassy in London, then McDonald's, where she's discovered and becomes int'l top model. 1997, she speaks up against female genital mutilation.

Director: Sherry Hormann | Stars: Soraya Omar-Scego, Idriss Abdillahi Houfaneh, Awa Saïd Darar, Roun Daher Aïnan

Votes: 11,268 | Gross: $0.04M

39. Zaytoun (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

39 Metascore

Beirut, 1982: a young Palestinian refugee helps an Israeli fighter pilot escape from PLO captivity because he wants to visit his ancestral family home. En route through war-torn Lebanon their relationship develops into a close bond.

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Abdallah El Akal, Alice Taglioni, Loai Nofi

Votes: 1,486 | Gross: $0.04M

40. The Four Feathers (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, History

When British Lieutenant Faversham resigns his commission rather than fight in the 1882 Sudan war, his army pals present him with the four white feathers of cowardice.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Beau Bridges, Robert Powell, Simon Ward, Jane Seymour

Votes: 466

41. A Place in Heaven (2013)

117 min | Drama

A young officer returns to his base after a daring mission. The cook's assistant, a religious Holocaust survivor, is envious of him. He believes that there is a place in heaven reserved for... See full summary »

Director: Yossi Madmoni | Stars: Alon Aboutboul, Tom Graziani, Rotem Zissman-Cohen, Yossi Pollak

Votes: 89

42. The Horsemen (1971)

GP | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the poor, desolate northern provinces of the mountainous feudal Sunni kingdom of Afghanistan (before the Soviet-engineered republican revolutions), the status of the proud men and their ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Omar Sharif, Leigh Taylor-Young, Jack Palance, Peter Jeffrey

Votes: 951

43. The Sun Behind the Moon (2001)

Not Rated | 81 min | Biography, Drama, War

76 Metascore

After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Nelofer Pazira, Hassan Tantai, Ike Ogut, Sadou Teymouri

Votes: 6,186 | Gross: $0.02M

44. Khartoum (1966)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the Sudan, in 1884 to 1885, Egyptian forces led by a British General defend Khartoum against an invading Muslim Army led by a religious fanatic, the Mahdi.

Directors: Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon | Stars: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 6,088

45. House of Saddam (2008)

TV-MA | 232 min | Biography, Drama, History

A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.

Stars: Igal Naor, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Makram Khoury, Philip Arditti

Votes: 3,495

46. The Syrian Bride (2004)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

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

47. Journey to Mecca (2009)

45 min | Drama, History

One of the greatest travellers in human history, twenty-one-year-old law student Ibn Battutah set out alone to Mecca from Tangiers in 1325 and returned to Morocco almost thirty years later.... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Neibaur | Stars: Chems-Eddine Zinoune, Hassam Ghancy, Essam Edriss, Nabil Elouahabi

Votes: 436

48. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Malcolm X: Make It Plain (1994)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Director: Orlando Bagwell | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Sharon 10X, Benjamin 2X, Mohmaed Al-Faysal

Votes: 124

49. The Physician (2013)

R | 150 min | Adventure, Drama, History