Best Israeli Moviesby orly-yahalom | created - 12 Jan 2018 | updated - 18 Apr 2018 | Public
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1. Waltz with Bashir (2008)
R | 90 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
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.
Votes: 52,967 | Gross: $2.28M
2. Eyes Wide Open (2009)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance
A married, Orthodox, Jerusalem butcher and Jewish father of four falls in love with his handsome, 22-year-old male apprentice, triggering the suspicions of his wife and the disapproval of his Orthodox community.
Votes: 5,793 | Gross: $0.02M
3. Ajami (2009)
Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama
Ajami is the religiously mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. These are five stories about the everyday life in Ajami.
Votes: 5,740 | Gross: $0.62M
5. Zero Motivation (2014)
Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 3,710 | Gross: $0.10M
6. Jellyfish (2007)
Unrated | 78 min | Drama
Meduzot (the Hebrew word for Jellyfish) tells the story of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life... See full summary »
Votes: 2,448 | Gross: $0.34M
7. Footnote (2011)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 5,427 | Gross: $2.01M
8. Dancing Arabs (2014)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama
A Palestinian-Israeli boy named Eyad is sent to a prestigious boarding school in Jerusalem, where he struggles with issues of language, culture, and identity.
Votes: 1,550 | Gross: $0.28M
9. The Syrian Bride (2004)
97 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
Votes: 3,131 | Gross: $0.38M
10. Late Summer Blues (1987)
101 min | Drama, Romance
A group of close friends celebrate the bittersweet changes coming to their lives during the summer of their high-school graduation: adult responsibilities, adult romance -- and the ... See full summary »
11. Bethlehem (I) (2013)
99 min | Drama, Thriller, War
Tells the story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant. Shuttling back and forth between conflicting points of view, the... See full summary »
12. Maktub (2017)
TV-MA | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
The biggest Israeli blockbuster since 1986 . Steve and Chuma , two criminals are the sole survivors of a terrorist attack at a restaurant in Jerusalem. They decide to change their ways and ... See full summary »
13. Broken Wings (2002)
R | 87 min | Drama
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'.
Votes: 2,298 | Gross: $0.41M
14. Campfire (2004)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
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.
15. The Summer of Aviya (1988)
95 min | Biography, Drama
A ten year old girl spends her summer with her overly protective mother, a mentally scarred holocaust survivor, while hopefully trying to find her real father in the newly established state of Israel.
17. Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 5,634 | Gross: $0.99M
18. The Band's Visit (2007)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 12,309 | Gross: $3.05M
20. Igor & the Cranes' Journey (2012)
90 min | Adventure, Family
An estranged father and son are brought together by a young crane named Karl as they trace a family of the birds on their migratory journey from Russia to Africa.
21. Yana's Friends (1999)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 522 | Gross: $0.06M
23. Doubtful (2017)
88 min | Drama
Assi, a screenwriter and poet, is stuck in his personal life. He is full of doubt, disturbing thoughts, and existential restlessness. He is sentenced to community service due to a ... See full summary »