Israeli Films

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1. A House in Jerusalem (1998)

90 min | Documentary

Can a house be a metaphor for Arab-Jewish relations in Israel? Amos Gitai returns to the house in West Jerusalem he profiled in 1980. He interviews members of the Jewish families who live ... See full summary »

Director: Amos Gitai

Votes: 31

2. Time of Favor (2000)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

53 Metascore

Is today's fanaticism tomorrow's policy? In a West Bank settlement, Rabbi Meltzer has a grand design: he's building a movement "to pray at the Temple Mount." His yeshiva has scholars, and ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Cedar | Stars: Aki Avni, Tinkerbell, Idan Alterman, Assi Dayan

Votes: 521 | Gross: $0.14M

3. The Other Son (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

63 Metascore

Two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, discover they were accidentally switched at birth.

Director: Lorraine Lévy | Stars: Emmanuelle Devos, Pascal Elbé, Jules Sitruk, Mehdi Dehbi

Votes: 3,176 | Gross: $1.16M

4. This Is Sodom (2010)

90 min | Comedy, History

When ancient Sodom is doomed to destruction due to its people's corrupt ways, Lot is the only righteous man destined to be spared.

Directors: Adam Sanderson, Muli Segev, Asaf Shalmon | Stars: Orna Banai, Assi Cohen, Maor Cohen, Shani Cohen

Votes: 868

5. A Wonderful Country (2003– )

49 min | Comedy, News

Israels' most famoust satire comedy show about politics & other stuff.

Stars: Mariano Idelman, Eli Finish, Eyal Kitzis, Alma Zack

Votes: 502

6. The Bubble (2006)

Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the ... See full summary »

Director: Eytan Fox | Stars: Ohad Knoller, Yousef 'Joe' Sweid, Daniella Wircer, Alon Friedman

Votes: 5,172 | Gross: $0.16M

7. Yossi & Jagger (2002)

R | 65 min | Drama, Romance, War

70 Metascore

Romance blooms between two soldiers (Knoller, Levi) stationed in an Israeli outpost on the Lebanese border.

Director: Eytan Fox | Stars: Ohad Knoller, Yehuda Levi, Assi Cohen, Aya Steinovitz

Votes: 6,447

8. Munich (2005)

R | 164 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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: 200,411 | Gross: $47.40M

10. Out in the Dark (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

69 Metascore

A drama centered on the love affair between two men on opposite sides of the Mid-East conflict: Palestinian student Nimer and Roy, an Israeli lawyer.

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jameel Khoury, Alon Pdut

Votes: 6,814

11. Shtisel (2013– )

45 min | Drama

The life of the Shtisel family, a haredi family in Jerusalem.

Stars: Doval'e Glickman, Michael Aloni, Neta Riskin, Shira Haas

Votes: 1,475

12. Srugim (2008–2012)

35 min | Drama

Srugim is a drama series which deals with the life of single religious men and women from Jerusalem. The series offers a glance into the lives of intelligent and educated young males and ... See full summary »

Stars: Yael Sharoni, Ohad Knoller, Tali Sharon, Amos Tamam

Votes: 234

13. Israel (1959)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Short

From the Agency for International Development.This historical recording from the National Archives may contain variations in audio and video quality based on the limitations of the original source material.

Director: Sam Zebba | Star: Edward G. Robinson

Votes: 8

15. Israel, Why (1973)

185 min | Documentary

A documentary examining life in Israel twenty-five years after the birth of the state.

Director: Claude Lanzmann | Stars: Jacques Barkat, Schmuel Birger, Ran Cohen, Mikael Feldman

Votes: 99

16. I Am Israel (2017)

Documentary, Short

I AM ISRAEL is an epic film which will take you on a soaring journey through the Land of the Bible, and introduce you to Jewish men and women whose very lives are a testimony to the promises of God.

Director: David Kiern | Stars: Daniella Avraham, Yaakov Berg, Jeremy Gimpel, Yehuda Glick

Votes: 6

17. Made in Israel (2001)

113 min | Drama

Two pairs of assassins are sent by a holocaust survivor's son to bring the last Nazi for a show trial in Israel.

Director: Ari Folman | Stars: Menashe Noy, Evgenia Dodina, Jürgen Holtz, Sasson Gabai

Votes: 137

19. Is That You? (2014)

81 min | Drama, Romance

46 Metascore

IS THAT YOU? Is the story of RONNIE, 60 year old Israeli film projectionist, who has been fired from his job and is going now to the U.S. in a search for RACHEL, the love of his youth IS ... See full summary »

Director: Dani Menkin | Stars: Alon Aboutboul, Naruna Kaplan de Macedo, Rani Blair, Suzanne Sadler

Votes: 107

20. A Touch Away (2006– )

37 min | Drama

Impossible love story between Zorik and Roha'Le.

Stars: Yarden Bar-Kochba, Slava Bibergal, Henry David, Evgenia Dodina

Votes: 94

21. Restoration (2011)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

A drama about a family's effort to save their antique restoration business.

Director: Yossi Madmoni | Stars: Henry David, Nevo Kimchi, Ruti Bornstein, Rami Danon

Votes: 208

22. Good Boys (2005)

Not Rated | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Two rent boys, hired by a trick to perform together, develop a relationship.

Director: Yair Hochner | Stars: Daniel Efrat, Dana Balalti, Michael Hamel, Yuval Raz

Votes: 337

23. Turn Left at the End of the World (2004)

110 min | Drama, Romance

As a family from India moves in to a desert neighborhood in Southern Israel in the 1960's, the family's eldest, beautiful daughter discovers friendship and romance with the lovely local ... See full summary »

Director: Avi Nesher | Stars: Neta Garty, Liraz Charhi, Aure Atika, Jean Benguigui

Votes: 1,059

24. The Last Band in Lebanon (2016)

99 min | Comedy

A comedy about three military band reservists who wake to discover that the Israeli army has withdrawn from Lebanon and left them behind.

Directors: Ben Bachar, Itzik Kricheli | Stars: Ofer Hayoun, Ori Laizerouvich, Ofer Shechter, Ami Anidjar

Votes: 228

25. To Take a Wife (2004)

97 min | Drama

The story takes place in Haifa, Israel, in 1979, during three days before the Shabbat. A young woman trying to raise three children, work from home, and observe the strict Moroccan ... See full summary »

Directors: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz | Stars: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Gilbert Melki, Sulika Kadosh

Votes: 455

26. The Cakemaker (2017)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A German pastry maker travels to Jerusalem in search of the wife and son of his dead lover.

Director: Ofir Raul Graizer | Stars: Tim Kalkhof, Sarah Adler, Roy Miller, Zohar Shtrauss

Votes: 3,239 | Gross: $0.88M

27. Dear Mr. Waldman (2006)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

In the early sixties, Hilik, a ten years old boy who lives in Tel Aviv, Torn between his fear that his father, a holocaust survivor, would abandon him, and the wish to make him happy. Hilik... See full summary »

Director: Hanan Peled | Stars: Rami Heuberger, Evgenia Dodina, Ido Port, Roy Mayer

Votes: 75

28. Rage and Glory (1984)

118 min | Drama, History

An avowed anarchist and Stern Gang hitman is sent to Jerusalem to assassinate a senior British officer creating much tension within the already troubled cell and almost brings its collapse,... See full summary »

Director: Avi Nesher | Stars: Hanna Azoulay Hasfari, Sigal Cohen, Rona Fried, Tuvia Gelber

Votes: 45

29. Longing (2017)

100 min | Drama

A middle-aged Israeli bachelor is forced to evaluate his life choices when he discovers an ex-girlfriend had given birth to his son 20 years before, in this affecting drama from writer director Savi Gabizon.

Director: Savi Gabizon | Stars: Ella Armony, Shai Avivi, Shmil Ben Ari, Salim Dau

Votes: 286

30. Drifting (1982)

80 min | Drama

A young gay Israeli man works in his grandmother's store while dreaming of becoming a film-maker.

Director: Amos Guttman | Stars: Jonathan Sagall, Ami Traub, Ben Levin, Dita Arel

Votes: 62

31. Out of Sight (2006)

86 min | Drama, Mystery

Ya'ara, 24 years old, is attractive, independent, confident and intelligent, and she has just begun her PhD in Mathematics at Princeton University. Ya'ara is blind. When she hears of her ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Syrkin | Stars: Tali Sharon, Assi Dayan, Sandra Sade, Michael Aloni

Votes: 206

32. The Jewish Underground (2017)

91 min | Documentary

Their target was to blow up the Muslim Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Success would have probable meant a World War. This political-detective thriller tells the story of how the members of ... See full summary »

Director: Shai Gal

Votes: 19

33. Laces (2018)

98 min | Drama

'Laces' tells the story of a complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs son, whom he abandoned while he was still a young boy. Reuben's (60) kidney's are failing... See full summary »

Director: Jacob Goldwasser | Stars: Doval'e Glickman, Evelin Hagoel, Nevo Kimchi, Yafit Asulin

Votes: 75

34. The Unorthodox (2018)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, History

The year is 1983 and Yaakov Cohen, the owner of a Jerusalem printing press, is tired from being pushed around. It seems that he was born on the wrong side, with the wrong family name and in... See full summary »

Director: Eliran Malka | Stars: Shuli Rand, Yaacov Cohen, Yoav Levi, Golan Azulai

Votes: 141

35. King Bibi (2018)

87 min | Documentary

King Bibi explores Benjamin Netanyahu's rise to power, relying solely on archival footage of his media performances over the years: from his days as a popular guest expert on American TV, ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Shadur | Stars: Alon Aboutboul, Benjamin Netanyahu

Votes: 106

36. And Then She Arrived (2017)

104 min | Comedy, Romance

Dan Freilich (30), a handsome and dozy nerd, was sure that his life were all planned out for the next 50 years. pretty soon he was also supposed to get married, to his high school sweetheart. That's all you need, isn't it? Apparently not.

Director: Roee Florentin | Stars: Michael Aloni, Chen Amsalem, Efrat Dor, Gal Friedman

Votes: 61

37. The Other Story (2018)

112 min | Drama

68 Metascore

Two rebellious young women - one fleeing the chaos of secular hedonism for the disciplined comforts of faith; the other desperate to transcend her oppressive religious upbringing for sexual... See full summary »

Director: Avi Nesher | Stars: Maayan Blum, Maya Dagan, Sasson Gabai, Nathan Goshen

Votes: 180 | Gross: $0.13M

38. Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life (2018)

106 min | Documentary, Biography

Jonathan Agassi, one of the world's most successful gay porn stars, splits his time between Berlin and Israel. Agassi built his fame and success on what is considered a global taboo, but in... See full summary »

Director: Tomer Heymann | Star: Jonathan Agassi

Votes: 133

39. Noble Savage (2018)

94 min | Drama

Almost everything in Eli's life, a 15 years old boy with an eating disorder, is on the brink of catastrophe. He lives in a seedy neighborhood with his mother and her husband, two ex-junkies... See full summary »

Director: Marco Carmel | Stars: Alon Aboutboul, Moris Cohen, Liat Ekta, Shira Haas

Votes: 27

40. Good Morning Son (2018)

81 min | Drama

Realistic Drama. Omri, a young soldier, was injured in a military operation. His loving family and loyal friends are fighting to bring him back to life. They all go through emotional, funny... See full summary »

Director: Sharon Bar-Ziv | Stars: Sharon Bar-Ziv, Hadar Baruch, Aviv Elkabeth, Keren Mor

Votes: 15

41. Zero Motivation (2014)

Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

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.

Director: Talya Lavie | Stars: Dana Ivgy, Nelly Tagar, Shani Klein, Heli Twito

Votes: 3,677 | Gross: $0.10M

42. Galis (2012– )

Drama, Fantasy

Jonathan Mitrani comes along with his friends Dani and Liam to a summer camp called Galis. From there they will find new friends but also bad people who will try to hurt them and their friends.

Stars: Hadas Kalderon, Daniel Gad, Neveh Tzur, Tuval Shafir

Votes: 75

43. Galis: The Journey to Astra (2014)

95 min | Adventure, Family

Galis - The Journey to Astra is a high-quality adventure film for children. The movie operates on two levels - as a suspenseful, entertaining fairytale, and as a coming-of-age story. ... See full summary »

Director: Oded Raz | Stars: Tuval Shafir, Eliana Tidhar, Daniel Moreshset, Shiran Sendel

Votes: 13

44. The Band's Visit (2007)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

80 Metascore

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.

Director: Eran Kolirin | Stars: Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour

Votes: 12,262 | Gross: $3.05M

45. The Farewell Party (2014)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

Residents of a retirement home build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend, though they are faced with a series of dilemmas when rumors of the machine begin to spread.

Directors: Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon | Stars: Ze'ev Revach, Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rosen, Ilan Dar

Votes: 1,838 | Gross: $0.17M

46. Juda (2017– )

45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Juda Ben Haim is a showy little thug, on his way to the biggest gambling in Romania with the money of a dangerous French mobster. A mysterious and beautiful woman shows up and changes all the picture.

Stars: Tzion Baruch, Amos Tamam, Mike Burstyn, Moris Cohen

Votes: 141

47. Night Shift (2013)

Not Rated | 48 min | Documentary, Crime

One neighborhood, one cop, one night. The story of Israel's toughest neighborhood through one night with the local cop.

Director: Itamar Chen | Star: Rafi Melles

48. The Rabbi from Hezbollah (2019)

64 min | Documentary

Ibrahim Yassin was born in a small village in Lebanon and was destined to follow in his father's footsteps as a farmer and shepherd, but fate had something else in store. As the course of ... See full summary »

Director: Itamar Chen | Stars: Yoav Mordechai, Avraham Sinai

49. Policeman (2011)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A member of an Israeli anti-terrorist unit clashes with a group of young radicals.

Director: Nadav Lapid | Stars: Yiftach Klein, Yaara Pelzig, Michael Moshonov, Menashe Noy

Votes: 776 | Gross: $0.01M

50. 9 Star Hotel (2006)

78 min | Documentary

7.5