Movies about Muslim personalities

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1. Ali (2001)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

65 Metascore

A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles

Votes: 89,294 | Gross: $58.20M

Muhammad Ali (USA) : professional boxer, activist

2. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

72 Metascore

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

Votes: 77,622 | Gross: $48.17M

Malcolm X (USA) : human rights activist

3. 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, Samia Kerbash

Votes: 48,648 | Gross: $0.06M

Ali La Pointe (Algeria) : revolutionary fighter, national hero, revolution leader

4. 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: 12,896

Omar Mukhtar (Libya) : revolution leader, national hero

5. El Naser Salah el Dine (1963)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Saladin, ruler of the kingdoms surrounding the Latin state of Jerusalem, is brought to attack the Christians in the Holy Land by the sacking of a convoy of Muslim pilgrims, a group which ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Ahmad Mazhar, Mohamed Abdel Gawad, Salah Dhulfeqar, Tawfik El Deken

Votes: 1,877

Selahedine Eyubi "Saladin" (Iraq-Kurdistan) : Sultan and islamic nation leader

6. Ayam El-Sadat (2001)

165 min | Biography, Drama, History

The private and public life of Egyptian president Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat.

Director: Mohamed Khan | Stars: Ahmed Zaki, Mervat Amin, Mona Zaki, Mokhles El Behiry

Votes: 1,260

Muhammad Anwar el-Sadat (Egypt) : the third president of Egypt

7. Nasser 56 (1996)

142 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life of Egyptian political leader Gamal abd El-Nasser.

Director: Mohammad Fadel | Stars: Ahmed Zaki, Fardous Abdel Hamid, Hassan Hosny, Ahmed Maher

Votes: 750

Gamal Abdel Nasser (Egypt) : the second president of Egypt

8. Mostefa Ben Boulaid (2008)

163 min | Action, Biography, Drama

The film revolves around the life of the martyr Mustapha Ben Bouleid (1917-1956), who was a member of the Algerian National Movement, who worked with his comrades to explain the idea of the... See full summary »

Director: Ahmed Rachedi | Stars: Djamel Allam, Sami Allem, Fares Ben Hachani, Ahmed Benaissa

Votes: 21

Mostefa Ben Boulaïd (Algeria) : national hero, revolution leader

9. Jinnah (1998)

110 min | Biography, Drama, War

The story of Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.

Director: Jamil Dehlavi | Stars: Christopher Lee, James Fox, Maria Aitken, Shashi Kapoor

Votes: 2,538

Mohammed Ali Jinnah (Pakistan) : the founder of Pakistan

10. Conquest 1453 (2012)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Drama, History

After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do - conquer Constantinople.

Director: Faruk Aksoy | Stars: Devrim Evin, Ibrahim Celikkol, Dilek Serbest, Cengiz Coskun

Votes: 55,170 | Gross: $0.07M

Mehmed the Conqueror (Turkey) : Ottoman Sultan

11. Lotfi (2015)

170 min | Action, Biography, Drama

The film relates the career of Colonel Lotfi, whose real name is Benali Boudghene, since his beginnings as an activist in Tlemcen where, with his classmates from high school, he posted the ... See full summary »

Director: Ahmed Rachedi | Stars: Youcef Sehairi, Ahmed Rezzak, Hassan Kechache, Boulem Zeblah

Votes: 5

Ben Ali Boudghene "colonel Lotfi" (Algeria) : revolution leader, national hero

12. Krim Belkacem (2014)

180 min | Action, Biography, Drama

the story of the heroic path of Krim Belkacem, one of the leading figures of the Algerian revolution.

Director: Ahmed Rachedi | Stars: Sami Allem, Mustafa Laribi, Ahmed Rezzak, Bahia Rachedi

Krim Belkacem (Algeria) : revolution leader, national hero

13. Zabana! (2012)

107 min | Drama, History, War

Algeria's entry for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, "Zabana" chronicles the life of Ahmed Zabana, a man who fought for Algerian freedom in the Battle of Algiers. This film chronicles ... See full summary »

Director: Saïd Ould Khelifa | Stars: Imad Benchenni, Khaled Benaïssa, Abdelkader Djeriou, Nicolas Pignon

Votes: 37

Ahmed Zabana (Algeria) : revolution fighter, national hero

14. Sang Pencerah (2010)

112 min | Biography, Drama

The journey of Indonesian hero K.H. Ahmad Dahlan striving for Muhammadiyah, an Islamic organization and how he was rejected by the society as he was trying to fix up their perspective.

Director: Hanung Bramantyo | Stars: Lukman Sardi, Zaskia Adya Mecca, Slamet Rahardjo, Giring Ganesha

Votes: 204

Ahmad Dahlan (Indonesia) : national hero

15. Soekarno (2013)

137 min | Biography

1942, The Nederlands(ch)-Indië Government in Java Island captured Soekarno, an aspiring young man who wants to free Indonesia from colonialism. He was then put in Banceuy Prison at Bandung,... See full summary »

Director: Hanung Bramantyo | Stars: Ario Bayu, Muhammad Abbe, Moch. Achir, Norman R. Akyuwen

Votes: 402

Sukarno (Indonesia) : the first president of indonesia

16. Destiny (1997)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, History

The story is set in the 12th century in Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, where famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph and his liberal court judgements are ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Nour El-Sherif, Hani Salama, Mahmood Hemaidah, Layla Olwi

Votes: 2,291

Averroes "Ibn Rushd" (Spain) : philosopher

17. Zubeidaa (2001)

Unrated | 153 min | Biography, Drama, History

Zubeidaa, an aspiring Muslim actress, marries a Sikh prince to become his second wife. Her tumultuous relationship with her husband, and her inner demons lead her to a decision which has fatal consequences for them all.

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Karisma Kapoor, Rekha, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajit Kapoor

Votes: 1,389

Zubeidaa (India) : actress

18. Jamila, the Algerian (1958)

123 min | Drama, History, War

Egyptian historical film about one of the most important figures in the history of Algeria, Djamila Bouhired. This film is regarded as not only highlighting the story of an important female... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Magdah, Ahmad Mazhar, Salah Dhulfeqar, Rushdi Abazah

Votes: 177

Djamila Bouhired (Algeria) : revolution fighter, national heroine

19. Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2015)

PG-13 | 105 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

52 Metascore

A thousand years ago, one boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior is abducted with his sister and taken to a land far away from home. Thrown into a world where greed and injustice rule all, Bilal finds the courage to raise his voice and make a change. Inspired by true events, this is a story of a real hero who earned his remembrance in time and history.

Directors: Khurram H. Alavi, Ayman Jamal | Stars: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ian McShane, China Anne McClain, Thomas Ian Nicholas

Votes: 17,241 | Gross: $0.49M

Bilal ibn Rabah (Saudi Arabia) : one of the most trusted and loyal Sahabah of prophet Muhammad, the first Prayer Caller in the history of islam

20. Buamama (1985)

178 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of the film revolves around the epic of Sheikh Bouamama, a leader of the national resistance in Algeria during the French colonial era. The events are taking place in southwestern... See full summary »

Director: Benamar Bakhti | Stars: Sid Ahmed Agoumi, Athmane Ariout, Mahmoud Aziz, Robert Bazil

Votes: 67

Sheikh Bouamama (Algeria) : leader of the national resistance in Algeria during the 19th century

21. Fadhma N'Soumer (2014)

110 min | Drama, History, War

This film, is about the courage and the determination of a young woman in djurdjur''as mountain in Algeria, fighting for her ancestor land during the earlier years of french occupation.

Director: Belkacem Hadjadj | Stars: Laëtitia Eïdo, Assaad Bouab, Melha Bossard, Melha Maameri

Votes: 12

Lala Fatma N'Soumer (Algeria) : the woman who formed and led the Algerian people resistance against the french occupation in the 19th century

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