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1. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

PG-13 | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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52 Metascore

When a murder occurs on the train on which he's travelling, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench

Votes: 186,132 | Gross: $102.83M

2. Body of Lies (2008)

R | 128 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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57 Metascore

A CIA agent on the ground in Jordan hunts down a powerful terrorist leader while being caught between the unclear intentions of his American supervisors and Jordan Intelligence.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani

Votes: 202,739 | Gross: $39.39M

3. Incendies (2010)

R | 131 min | Drama, Mystery, War

8.3
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80 Metascore

Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history and fulfill their mother's last wishes.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Mustafa Kamel

Votes: 129,146 | Gross: $6.86M

4. You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy

5.5
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54 Metascore

An Israeli Special Forces Soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson

Votes: 180,797 | Gross: $100.02M

5. Munich (2005)

R | 164 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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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: 201,310 | Gross: $47.40M

6. Spy Game (2001)

R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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63 Metascore

Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 137,779 | Gross: $0.03M

7. The Watchman (2016– )

27 min | News

4.3
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America's largest pro-Israel organization joins forces with the world's largest Christian television network to produce "The Watchman," a hard-hitting weekly 30-minute program, hosted by CUFI's Erick Stakelbeck on TBN.

Votes: 103

8. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

G | 106 min | Drama, History, Musical

7.4
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64 Metascore

Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ's life told in an anachronistic manner.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen

Votes: 23,587 | Gross: $24.48M

9. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.4
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76 Metascore

A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Bruno Ganz

Votes: 33,987 | Gross: $0.48M

10. Waltz with Bashir (2008)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

8.0
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91 Metascore

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.

Director: Ari Folman | Stars: Ari Folman, Ron Ben-Yishai, Ronny Dayag, Ori Sivan

Votes: 52,949 | Gross: $2.28M

11. The Insult (2017)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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72 Metascore

After an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention.

Director: Ziad Doueiri | Stars: Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh, Diamand Bou Abboud

Votes: 12,014 | Gross: $1.00M

12. The Visitor (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

7.6
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79 Metascore

A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass

Votes: 40,459 | Gross: $9.42M

13. Out in the Dark (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.5
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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: 6,873

14. The Mother and the Whore (1973)

210 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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The chauvinist Alexandre balances relationships with several women, including the maternal Marie and the sexually liberated Veronika, in the post-1968 intellectual scene of Paris.

Director: Jean Eustache | Stars: Bernadette Lafont, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Françoise Lebrun, Isabelle Weingarten

Votes: 4,532

15. Paradise Now (2005)

PG-13 | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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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: 21,578 | Gross: $1.45M

16. Rosebud (1975)

PG | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.1
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In a bold coup, a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaire's five daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Richard Attenborough, Cliff Gorman, Claude Dauphin

Votes: 656

17. Jesus (1999)

Not Rated | 240 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.0
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A movie about the life, work and death of Jesus as we know it from the Bible.

Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Debra Messing, Jacqueline Bisset, Gary Oldman

Votes: 2,532

18. When I Saw You (2012)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

6.6
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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: 545

19. The Promise (2011– )

356 min | Drama, Mystery, War

8.4
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A young British girl travels to Israel/Palestine, retracing the steps of her grandfather - a British soldier stationed there in the 1940s.

Stars: Claire Foy, Christian Cooke, Itay Tiran, Katharina Schüttler

Votes: 1,767

20. In Between (2016)

R | 103 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 2,146 | Gross: $0.11M

21. Wajib (2017)

96 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 893

22. West Beirut (1998)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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In April, 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school, making Super 8 movies with his friend, Omar. At first the war is a lark: ... See full summary »

Director: Ziad Doueiri | Stars: Rami Doueiri, Naamar Sahli, Mohamad Chamas, Rola Al Amin

Votes: 3,111 | Gross: $0.34M

23. Land of Plenty (2004)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, War

6.4
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62 Metascore

A drama that investigates anxiety and disillusionment in America.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Michelle Williams, John Diehl, Wendell Pierce, Shaun Toub

Votes: 3,648

24. The Bubble (2006)

Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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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: 5,186 | Gross: $0.16M

25. One Day in September (1999)

R | 94 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.8
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82 Metascore

The Palestinian terrorist group Black September holds Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Michael Douglas, Ankie Spitzer, Jamal Al Gashey, Gerald Seymour

Votes: 5,447 | Gross: $0.16M

26. Bethlehem (I) (2013)

99 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.1
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68 Metascore

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 »

Director: Yuval Adler | Stars: Tsahi Halevi, Shadi Mar'i, Hitham Omari, Michal Shtamler

Votes: 1,935

27. The Ambassador (1984)

R | 97 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.4
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An American ambassador to Israel tries to bring peace to the Middle East conflict through unconventional methods, but his efforts are hampered at every turn and his personal life threatened.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ellen Burstyn, Rock Hudson, Fabio Testi

Votes: 516

28. Lemon Tree (2008)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, War

7.4
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74 Metascore

The story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemontree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down.

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Rona Lipaz-Michael, Ali Suliman, Doron Tavory

Votes: 6,040 | Gross: $0.57M

29. Five Broken Cameras (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, War

8.0
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78 Metascore

A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.

Directors: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi | Stars: Emad Burnat, Soraya Burnat, Mohammed Burnat, Yasin Burnat

Votes: 5,541 | Gross: $0.11M

30. The Other Son (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 3,199 | Gross: $1.16M

31. Ajami (2009)

Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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82 Metascore

Ajami is the religiously mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. These are five stories about the everyday life in Ajami.

Directors: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani | Stars: Fouad Habash, Nisrin Siksik, Elias Saba, Youssef Sahwani

Votes: 5,739 | Gross: $0.62M

32. Live and Become (2005)

Unrated | 140 min | Drama

7.9
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A Christian boy escapes to Israel from famine-stricken Ethiopia by pretending to be Jewish.

Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Yaël Abecassis, Roschdy Zem, Moshe Agazai, Moshe Abebe

Votes: 5,599

33. Hanna K. (1983)

R | 111 min | Drama

6.4
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An Israeli lawyer is defending a Palestinian charged by The Military Court System in the Israeli-Occupied Territories. It's a tough case because of a strong political background.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Jean Yanne, Gabriel Byrne, Mohammad Bakri

Votes: 582 | Gross: $0.11M

34. Taking Sides (2001)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Music, War

7.1
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61 Metascore

A tale based on the life of Wilhelm Furtwangler, the controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic whose tenure coincided with the controversial Nazi era. One of the most spectacular ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Stellan Skarsgård, Moritz Bleibtreu, Birgit Minichmayr

Votes: 3,051 | Gross: $0.19M

35. The Gatekeepers (2012)

PG-13 | 101 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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91 Metascore

A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets.

Director: Dror Moreh | Stars: Ami Ayalon, Avraham Shalom, Avi Dichter, Yaakov Peri

Votes: 5,278 | Gross: $2.42M

36. 21 Hours at Munich (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, History, Sport

6.4
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A dramatization of the incident in 1972 when Arab terrorists broke into the Olympic compound in Munich and murdered eleven Israeli athletes.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: William Holden, Shirley Knight, Franco Nero, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 840

37. Free Zone (2005)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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51 Metascore

Two women embark on a road trip after they are brought together by circumstance. Rebecca (Portman) flees her hotel after a fight with her mother-in-law (Maura) and hails a taxi driven by Hanna (Lazlo).

Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Natalie Portman, Hana Laslo, Hiam Abbass, Carmen Maura

Votes: 2,723 | Gross: $0.03M

38. Antarctica (2008)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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In two days, Omer will hit a milestone; his 30th birthday. Like many his age, he hasn't found himself. But then Omer is hardly looking. Instead he chooses to loose himself among the stacks ... See full summary »

Director: Yair Hochner | Stars: Ofer Regirer, Guy Zoaretz, Yuval Raz, Yiftach Mizrahi

Votes: 710 | Gross: $0.02M

39. When Pigs Have Wings (2011)

98 min | Comedy

7.1
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After a tempest, fishermen do not find only fish in their nets. That is what happens to Jafaar, a poor fisherman who lives poorly in Gaza. And what he hauls in is really upsetting : imagine... See full summary »

Director: Sylvain Estibal | Stars: Sasson Gabai, Baya Belal, Myriam Tekaïa, Gassan Abbas

Votes: 2,875

40. Amreeka (2009)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

7.0
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73 Metascore

A drama centered on the trials and tribulations of a proud Palestinian Christian immigrant single mother and her teenage son in small town Indiana.

Director: Cherien Dabis | Stars: Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass, Alia Shawkat

Votes: 3,333 | Gross: $0.62M

41. The Cousins (2009)

119 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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An Egyptian woman discovers that her husband is in fact a Jewish Mossad agent working for Israel. He takes her and their two children to Israel by force and tries to convince her to live ... See full summary »

Director: Sharif Arafah | Stars: Sherif Mounir, Karim Abdel Aziz, Mona Zaki, Kinda Allouch

Votes: 4,436

42. Circle of Deceit (1981)

R | 108 min | Drama, War

7.1
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Laschen, a German journalist, travels to the city of Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians to produce an essay about the situation. Together with his photographer, he... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Hanna Schygulla, Jean Carmet, Jerzy Skolimowski

Votes: 696

43. Zaytoun (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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39 Metascore

Beirut, 1982: a young Palestinian refugee helps an Israeli fighter pilot escape from PLO captivity because he wants to visit his ancestral family home. En route through war-torn Lebanon their relationship develops into a close bond.

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Abdallah El Akal, Alice Taglioni, Loai Nofi

Votes: 1,498 | Gross: $0.04M

44. Conducta (2014)

108 min | Drama

7.6
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Aging teacher Carmela has a special heart for pupils from broken homes and is challenged by the headmaster to follow up 12 year old Chala which is infatuated in Yeni. They are both poor, and has severe home troubles.

Director: Ernesto Daranas | Stars: Alina Rodríguez, Yuliet Cruz, Armando Miguel Gómez, Miriel Cejas

Votes: 1,201

45. Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.1
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The story of the hijacking of the Italian luxury liner Achille Lauro by four Palestinians.

Director: Alberto Negrin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Eva Marie Saint, Renzo Montagnani, Joseph Nasser

Votes: 174

46. Promises (2001)

106 min | Documentary

8.4
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80 Metascore

Several Jewish and Palestinian children are followed for three years and put in touch with each other, in this alternative look at the Jewish-Palestinian conflict. The three filmmakers ... See full summary »

Directors: B.Z. Goldberg, Justine Shapiro, Carlos Bolado | Stars: Moishe Bar Am, B.Z. Goldberg, Shlomo Green, Sanabel Hassan

Votes: 2,516 | Gross: $0.24M

47. Private (2004)

90 min | Drama, War

7.0
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61 Metascore

A Palestinian family is trapped inside a house commandeered by Israeli soldiers.

Director: Saverio Costanzo | Stars: Mohammad Bakri, Lior Miller, Hend Ayoub, Tomer Russo

Votes: 773 | Gross: $0.01M

48. Witness in the War Zone (1987)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

5.3
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An American journalist is set up and fed false information after the Lebanon war.

Director: Nathaniel Gutman | Stars: Christopher Walken, Hywel Bennett, Marita Marschall, Arnon Zadok

Votes: 396 | Gross: $0.14M

49. Go for Zucker (2004)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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60 Metascore

A Journalist of Jewish descent in Berlin feels that he is a loser of the political changes in Germany after 1989. When his mother dies, he has to meet his brother to whom he has not talked ... See full summary »

Director: Dani Levy | Stars: Henry Hübchen, Hannelore Elsner, Udo Samel, Golda Tencer

Votes: 2,658 | Gross: $0.09M

50. Junction 48 (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Biography, Crime

6.7
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62 Metascore

Set against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian rapper Kareem and his singer girlfriend Manar struggle, love and make music in their crime-ridden ghetto and Tel Aviv's hip-hop club scene.

Director: Udi Aloni | Stars: Tamer Nafar, Samar Qupty, Salwa Nakkara, Said Dasuki

Votes: 604 | Gross: $0.01M



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