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1. City of Ghosts (2017)

R | 92 min | Documentary, War

86 Metascore

A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Heineman | Stars: Abdelaziz Alhamza, Mohamad Almusari, Hamoud Almousa, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

Votes: 2,908 | Gross: $0.13M

2. Commander Arian, a Story of Women, War and Freedom (2018)

85 min | Documentary

Hit by 5 bullets, commander Arian experiences the cost of war in the flesh as she is forced to redefine her role in the struggle for women's freedom.

Director: Alba Sotorra

Votes: 29

3. Last Men in Aleppo (2017)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, War

80 Metascore

Khaled, Mahmoud and Subhi volunteer with the White Helmets trying to save lives of hundreds of victims in the besieged city of Aleppo during the Syrian Civil War.

Directors: Feras Fayyad, Steen Johannessen | Stars: Khaled Umar Harah, Batul, Mahmoud, Abu Umar

Votes: 2,224 | Gross: $0.01M

4. Cries from Syria (2017)

TV-MA | 111 min | Documentary, Drama

76 Metascore

CRIES FROM SYRIA is a searing, comprehensive account of a brutal five-year conflict from the inside out, drawing on hundreds of hours of war footage from Syrian activists and citizen ... See full summary »

Director: Evgeny Afineevsky | Stars: Hadi Al Abdullah, Raed Al Saleh, Riad Al-Asaad, Bashar al-Assad

Votes: 782

5. Resistance is Life (2017)

PG | 73 min | Documentary

From a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, an 8-year-old girl named Evlin characterizes the resilience of her hometown of Kobane against ISIS militants. In the midst of the tragic war in Syria, Evlin's story provides hope.

Director: Apo W. Bazidi | Stars: Evlin, Newroz, Aladdin, Hemude

Votes: 563

6. Still Recording (2018)

120 min | Documentary, War

In 2011, twenty-year-old Saeed, an engineering student, left Damascus for Douma (eastern Ghouta) and took part in the Syrian revolution. He will be joined later by his friend Milad, a ... See full summary »

Directors: Saeed Al Batal, Ghiath Ayoub

Votes: 104

7. Kinder des Kalifats (2017)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years.

Director: Talal Derki | Stars: Abu Osama, Ayman Osama, Osama Osama

Votes: 1,394 | Gross: $0.01M

8. The White Helmets (2016)

TV-14 | 41 min | Documentary, Short, Crime

As daily airstrikes pound civilian targets in Syria, a group of indomitable first responders risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble.

Director: Orlando von Einsiedel | Stars: Khalid Farah, Mohammed Farah, Abu Omar, Raed Saleh

Votes: 6,043

9. Do not kill, Brother! (2016)

45 min | Documentary

Is ISIS black messengers of the hell leading the world to the end? From 2011 when Islamic extremist started to genesis People in brutal ways to establish their own territory and ideology ,... See full synopsis »

Director: Elham Madani | Stars: Keram Abbasi, Hasan Aljasu, Ali Amari, Farab Basiri

10. The Return to Homs (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, History

85 Metascore

A look behind the barricades of the besieged city of Homs, where for nineteen-year-old Basset and his ragtag group of comrades, the audacious hope of revolution is crumbling like the buildings around them.

Director: Talal Derki | Star: Abdul Basset Saroot

Votes: 938

11. In Syria (2017)

85 min | Drama, War

A mother attempts to keep her family safe as war rages and a sniper lies in wait outside her home. This nerve-wracking study of life in Damascus won an Audience Award at Berlinale.

Director: Philippe Van Leeuw | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Diamand Bou Abboud, Juliette Navis, Mohsen Abbas

Votes: 1,864

12. #chicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator (2013)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

From the Chicago suburbs, an American teenager helps run the Syrian revolution. With social media, she helps her network expose regime atrocities. But as the violence rages everyone must choose their weapon: Facebook or AK-47s.

Director: Joe Piscatella | Stars: Ala'a Basatneh, Aous Al-Mubarak, Bassel Shehadeh, Mazhar 'Omar' Tayara

Votes: 219

13. Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait (2014)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, War

A look at first-hand video accounts of violence in modern-day Syria as filmed by activists in the besieged city of Homs.

Directors: Wiam Bedirxan, Ossama Mohammed

Votes: 259

14. Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution (2013)

15 min | Documentary, Short, News

The story of the Syrian revolution as told through the experiences of two young Syrians, a male rebel fighter and a female journalist, as they fight an oppressive regime for the freedom of their people.

Director: Matthew Vandyke | Stars: Omar Hattab, Nour Kelze

Votes: 57

15. Red Lines (2014)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Drama, News

In 2011, Syria's Bashar al-Assad answered his nation's demands for freedom by launching a brutal war against his own people. While the U.S. drew red lines for intervention, Assad ramped up ... See full summary »

Directors: Andrea Kalin, Oliver Lukacs | Stars: Mouaz Moustafa, Razan Shalab al-Sham

Votes: 48

16. Taste of Cement (2017)

85 min | Documentary

A portrait of workers in exile. An empathetic encounter with people who have lost their past and their future, locked in the recurring present. ZIAD KALTHOUM creates an essay documentary of... See full summary »

Director: Ziad Kalthoum

Votes: 152

18. One Day in Aleppo (2017)

24 min | Short

after five months of incessant and senseless shelling, a group of children living in Aleppo start painting the walls of their city. It is an act of protest as well as resistance: a small ... See full summary »

Director: Ali Alibrahim

Votes: 41

19. Picturing War (2016)

59 min | Documentary

Which pictures do we get to see? In a world of modern mass communication and a never ending stream of pictures, this question is more important than ever. Which conflict is worth reporting?... See full summary »

Director: Konstantin Flemig | Star: Benjamin Hiller

20. The Day I Lost My Shadow (2018)

94 min | Drama

In Syria in 2012 a mother ventures into a war zone to find a gas cylinder so she can prepare a meal for her son. She discovers that in the besieged area the people there have lost their shadows.

Director: Soudade Kaadan | Stars: Reham Alkassar, Sawsan Arshid, Samer Ismail, Oweiss Mkhallalati

Votes: 84

21. The Immortal Sergeant (2014)

75 min | Documentary

After he completed his mandatory military service, the filmmaker was held in retention as the revolution unfurled in his country. His military rank was that of a sergeant. During these ... See full summary »

Director: Ziad Kalthoum

Votes: 7

22. A Memory in Khaki (2016)

108 min | Documentary

An auteur's personal narrative interwoven with those of other Syrian characters highlighting years of silence, fear and terror. A representation of stories which were behind the eruption of... See full summary »

Director: Alfoz Tanjour

23. A Syrian Love Story (2015)

76 min | Documentary, Drama

Filmed over 5 years, A Syrian Love Story charts an incredible odyssey to political freedom. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other.

Director: Sean McAllister

Votes: 615

24. 50 feet from Syria (2015)

39 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

'50 feet from Syria' follows Syrian-American surgeon Hisham Bismar as he travels to the Turkish/Syrian border to volunteer operating on victims from the Syrian civil war.

Director: Skye Fitzgerald

Votes: 44



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