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1. Barakah Meets Barakah (2016)

88 min | Comedy, Romance

A guy from the middle class, meets a girl from A wealthy family, and they start a romance in a country that frowns upon it.

Director: Mahmoud Sabbagh | Stars: Hisham Fageeh, Fatima AlBanawi, Sami Hifny, Khairia Nazmi

Votes: 1,198

2. Blessed Benefit (2016)

83 min | Comedy, Drama

Ahmad a construction worker gets tangled up in an unfortunate business deal leading him to prison. He meets fraudster Ibrahim who ruins his last hope to prove his innocence. Ahmad is ... See full summary »

Director: Mahmoud al Massad | Stars: Ahmad Thaher, Maher Khammash, Odai Hijazi, Mahmoud al Massad

Votes: 418

3. Wadjda (2012)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

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: 16,608 | Gross: $1.35M

4. Fatima (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Family

69 Metascore

Fatima lives on her own with two daughters to support: 15-year old Souad, a teenager in revolt, and 18-year old Nesrine, who is starting medical school. Fatima speaks French poorly and is ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Faucon | Stars: Soria Zeroual, Zita Hanrot, Kenza Noah Aïche, Chawki Amari

Votes: 1,248 | Gross: $0.05M

5. Submarine (2016)

21 min | Short, Drama

Under the imminent threat of Lebanon's garbage crisis, Hala, a wild child inside of a woman, is the only one to refuse evacuation, clinging to whatever remains of home.

Director: Mounia Akl | Stars: Daad Aasli, Gladys Abou Sleiman, Adel Chahine, Rached el Mas

Votes: 88

6. I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced (2014)

96 min | Drama

Ten year old Jemenite girl asks a judge in Sana'a to grant her a divorce from a horrible marriage, after she was married away to prevent a public scandal after a rape of her sister.

Director: Khadija Al-Salami | Stars: Sawadi Alkainaie, Adnan Alkhader, Rana Mohammed, Reham Mohammed

Votes: 395

7. Omar (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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: 12,168 | Gross: $0.36M

8. Ali Mizah wa Ibrahim (2016)

92 min | Drama, Fantasy

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: Ali Subhi, Ahmad Magdy, Salwa Mohamed Ali, Nahed El Sebaï

Votes: 473

9. Ghadi (2013)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Ghadi is different from other kids; could he be an angel? His father Leba, along with his teammates, tricks the town into believing so.

Director: Amin Dora | Stars: Georges Khabbaz, Lara Rain, Emmanuel Khairallah, Camille Salameh

Votes: 844

10. Hedi (2016)

88 min | Drama, Romance

Hedi, a young man with great dreams, is struggling his way through social conventions in Tunisia. While his mother tries to decide his life for him, Hedi meets Rim and suddenly he discovers that his world goes beyond and above conventions.

Director: Mohamed Ben Attia | Stars: Majd Mastoura, Rym Ben Messaoud, Sabah Bouzouita, Omnia Ben Ghali

Votes: 826

11. The Parrot (2016)

Short

A Mizrahi Jewish family from Tunisia, who tries to settle into their new life in 1948 Haifa, Palestine is haunted by a disturbing house guest, a left behind big blue parrot from the former Arab residents.

Directors: Amjad Al-Rasheed, Darin J. Sallam | Stars: Ashraf Barhom, Ysmine Ben Amara, Hasan Hejazi, Eyad Hourani

Votes: 12

12. Mawlana (2016)

130 min | Drama, Mystery

A seemingly traditional journey of a young sheikh in a governmental mosque who moves from leading prayers to becoming a TV celebrity issuing "fatwas" that are accepted by millions who have ... See full summary »

Director: Magdy Ahmed Aly | Stars: Amr Sad, Dorra Zarrouk, Ahmad Magdy, Bayyumi Fuad

Votes: 615

13. Solitaire (I) (2016)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

Therese, the mayor's wife in a Lebanese village, joyfully prepares for an overnight visit of her daughter's suitor and his parents. She excitedly shares the happy news of the engagement ... See full summary »

Director: Sophie Boutros | Stars: Julia Kassar, Ali El Khalil, Bassam Kousa, Nadine Khoury

Votes: 274

14. Makhdoumin (2016)

67 min | Documentary

For an estimated population of 4 million, Lebanon boasts some 200,000 foreign domestic workers, contracted under a system of full custodianship that deprives them of basic rights. ... See full summary »

Director: Maher Abi Samra

Votes: 29

15. Dry Hot Summers (2016)

30 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Two lonely people at opposite chapters of life accidentally meet on a busy summer day in a Cairo taxi. Frail old Shawky and bubbly young Doaa are both caught up in their busy routines as ... See full summary »

Director: Sherif Elbendary | Stars: Nahed El Sebaï, Mohamed Farid, Donia Maher

Votes: 85

16. Halal Love (2015)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Four tragicomic interconnected stories about how devoted Muslim men and women are trying to manage their love life and desires without breaking any religious rules.

Director: Assad Fouladkar | Stars: Darine Hamze, Rodrigue Sleiman, Zeinab Hind Khadra, Hussein Mokadem

Votes: 292

17. Where Do We Go Now? (2011)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.

Director: Nadine Labaki | Stars: Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Nadine Labaki, Yvonne Maalouf, Layla Hakim

Votes: 10,547 | Gross: $0.53M

18. Theeb (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

80 Metascore

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.

Director: Naji Abu Nowar | Stars: Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh, Jack Fox

Votes: 9,074 | Gross: $0.28M

19. Paradise Now (2005)

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

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: 21,479 | Gross: $1.45M

20. From A to B (2014)

108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Three estranged childhood friends (Omar, Ramy, Jay), travel on a road trip from Abu Dhabi to Beirut in memory of their lost friend. If what happens en route doesn't make them crazy, it might just bring them closer.

Director: Ali F. Mostafa | Stars: Fahad Albutairi, Shadi Alfons, Fadi Rifaai, Kal Naga

Votes: 1,218

21. The Patience Stone (2012)

R | 102 min | Drama, War

64 Metascore

In a war ridden country a woman watches over the husband reduced to a vegetable state by a bullet in the neck, abandoned by Jihad companions and brothers. One day, the woman decides to say things to him she could never have done before.

Director: Atiq Rahimi | Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Hamid Djavadan, Hassina Burgan, Massi Mrowat

Votes: 4,145 | Gross: $0.15M

22. When I Saw You (2012)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

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: 535

23. Wajma, an Afghan Love Story (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

It's snowing in Kabul, and gregarious waiter Mustafa charms a pretty student named Wajma. The pair begins a clandestine relationship - they're playful and passionate but ever mindful of the... See full summary »

Director: Barmak Akram | Stars: Wajma Bahar, Mustafa Abdulsatar, Haji Gul Aser, Brehna Bahar

Votes: 259

24. Caramel (2007)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

A romantic comedy centered on the daily lives of five Lebanese women living in Beirut.

Director: Nadine Labaki | Stars: Nadine Labaki, Joanna Moukarzel, Gisèle Aouad, Yasmine Al Massri

Votes: 11,775 | Gross: $1.06M

25. Beauty and the Dogs (2017)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

65 Metascore

During a student party, Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, meets the mysterious Youssef and leaves with him. A long night will begin, during which she'll have to fight for her rights and her ... See full summary »

Director: Kaouther Ben Hania | Stars: Mariam Al Ferjani, Ghanem Zrelli, Noomen Hamda, Mohamed Akkari

Votes: 1,067 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Lollipop (2017)

Short, Drama

A 14 year-old Muslim girl experiences the onset of puberty, which means she must begin wearing a full black Niqab, and when her tormentor at school swipes her jacket a case of mistaken identity exposes the perversity of the bully's father.

Director: Hanaa Saleh Alfassi | Stars: Malak Radwan, Ayman Samman, Sarah Alhazmi, Barbara Eliodorio

Votes: 13

27. May in the Summer (2013)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

56 Metascore

High off the success of her first book and planning to marry ZIAD, her sensible, stable and studious fiance, MAY BRENNAN has it all. At least that's what she'd like people to believe. ... See full summary »

Director: Cherien Dabis | Stars: Cherien Dabis, Alaadin Khasawneh, Alia Shawkat, Nadine Malouf

Votes: 658 | Gross: $0.02M

28. Yomeddine (2018)

97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

A Coptic leper and his orphaned apprentice leave the confines of the leper colony for the first time and embark on a journey across Egypt to search for what is left of their families.

Director: A.B. Shawky | Stars: Rady Gamal, Ahmed Abdelhafiz, Osama Abdallah, Mohamed Abdel Azim

Votes: 855 | Gross: $0.01M

29. Capernaum (2018)

R | 126 min | Drama

75 Metascore

While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.

Director: Nadine Labaki | Stars: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawsar Al Haddad

Votes: 24,327 | Gross: $1.66M

30. In Between (2016)

103 min | Drama

78 Metascore

Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture.

Director: Maysaloun Hamoud | Stars: Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, Shaden Kanboura, Mahmud Shalaby

Votes: 2,071 | Gross: $0.11M

31. The Song of Sparrows (2008)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Family

74 Metascore

When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter's hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams, everything changes for a struggling rural family in Iran. Karim motorbikes ... See full summary »

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Maryam Akbari, Kamran Dehghan, Hamid Aghazi

Votes: 8,407 | Gross: $0.12M

32. Looking for Oum Kulthum (2017)

90 min | Drama

A film within a film, "Looking for Oum Kulthum" is the plight of an Iranian woman artist/filmmaker living in exile, as she embarks on capturing the life and art of the legendary female ... See full summary »

Directors: Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari | Stars: Neda Rahmanian, Yasmin Raeis, Mehdi Moinzadeh, Kais Nashif

Votes: 187

33. What Will People Say (2017)

106 min | Drama

69 Metascore

The story of Nisha, daughter of a Pakistani-Norwegian family, who is kidnapped to Pakistan by her parents when her father finds her in bed with a man.

Director: Iram Haq | Stars: Maria Mozhdah, Adil Hussain, Ekavali Khanna, Rohit Saraf

Votes: 3,243 | Gross: $0.04M

34. Dear Son (2018)

104 min | Drama

A Tunisian middle class couple with high hopes for the future of their only son discover he's left to join ISIS in Syria.

Director: Mohamed Ben Attia | Stars: Zakaria Ben Ayyed, Imen Cherif, Mohamed Dhrif, Mouna Mejri

Votes: 179

35. Dunya's Day (2019)

14 min | Short, Comedy

Dunya's perfectly planned graduation party is headed for disaster when she is abandoned by all of her household help. Can this celebration be saved?

Director: Raed Alsemari | Stars: Sara Balghonaim, Rahaf, Sarah Altaweel

Votes: 13

36. Wajib - The Wedding Invitation (2017)

96 min | Drama

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: 843

37. Salt of This Sea (2008)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama, Romance

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

38. The Blessed (2017)

102 min | Drama

Follows a handful of characters living in Algiers in the wake of a civil war that lasted throughout the 1990s.

Director: Sofia Djama | Stars: Sami Bouajila, Nadia Kaci, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Amine Lansari

Votes: 168

39. Taxi Ballad (2011)

93 min | Drama

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: 120



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