Movies About Israel And Palestine

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Movies About Israel And Palestine

Several films have talked about Movies About Israel And Palestine. Here are 25 of the top ones.

5 Broken Cameras (2011)

5 Broken Cameras
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi, starring Emad Burnat, Soraya Burnat, Mohammed Burnat, Yasin Burnat
Rated Not Rated

5 Broken Cameras is an award-winning documentary film directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi. The film chronicles the story of a small Palestinian village in the West Bank, Bil'in, and their nonviolent struggle against the Israeli government to reclaim their land. Through the lens of a camera, the film follows one family's struggle as they experience the ups and downs of the five-year battle. The narrative is told through the eyes of Emad Burnat, a Palestinian farmer and father of four, as he films the tumultuous events that take place in his village. The film paints a vivid portrait of an inspiring, but often heartbreaking, struggle for freedom and justice. It is a powerful testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and the power of nonviolent resistance.

Train of Life (1998)

Train of Life
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Radu Mihaileanu, starring Lionel Abelanski, Rufus, Clément Harari, Michel Muller
Rated R

Train of Life is a 1998 French-Romanian-Israeli drama film directed by Radu Mihaileanu. It follows a group of Jewish villagers from a shtetl in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe who decide to build a train and flee to freedom, instead of waiting on the Nazis to deport them to concentration camps. The villagers disguise themselves as Nazis and steal a steam train, then set out on a journey full of danger and adventure. Along the way, the group encounters various obstacles and learns about the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Through their journey, they also discover the importance of faith and hope in the face of tremendous odds. In the end, the villagers reach their destination and find freedom, as well as redemption, after their harrowing journey.

The Gatekeepers (2012)

The Gatekeepers
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Dror Moreh, starring Ami Ayalon, Avraham Shalom, Avi Dichter, Yaakov Peri
Rated PG-13

"The Gatekeepers" is a 2012 Israeli documentary film directed by Dror Moreh. The film interviews six former heads of the Shin Bet, Israel's internal security agency, who provide a unique perspective on the Israel-Palestine conflict. The film reveals the personal stories of the men and their evolution over the course of their time in office, as well as their perspectives on the various strategies and events that have occurred throughout the decades. Through their insights and unique perspectives, the former Shin Bet heads provide a comprehensive and thought-provoking analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the measures taken to maintain security and peace. In addition to presenting their personal thoughts, the men also address the moral dilemmas they encountered while dealing with complex and often life-threatening situations. Through their honest reflections, the film offers an important and meaningful insight into the lives of those at the heart of the conflict.

The Band's Visit (2007)

The Band's Visit
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Eran Kolirin, starring Sasson Gabay, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour
Rated PG-13

The Band's Visit is a 2007 Israeli comedy-drama directed by Eran Kolirin. The film follows a small Egyptian police band who are visiting Israel to perform at the opening of an Arab cultural center. When their bus driver gets lost, they find themselves stranded in the small, isolated town of Bet Hatikva. The locals, unfazed by the band's arrival, take them in, and over the course of a single night, the band members get to know their hosts and share stories, music, and laughter. Through their shared experiences, the townspeople and the band gain a deeper understanding of each other’s culture and beliefs. The film was critically acclaimed, winning several awards and being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi (2003)

Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Shemi Zarhin, starring Oshri Cohen, Arieh Elias, Esti Zakheim, Aya Steinovitz
Rated Not Rated

Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi is an Israeli comedy-drama film written and directed by Shemi Zarhin. The film follows the life of Shlomi, a 16-year-old boy from a dysfunctional family. He is an introverted, sensitive boy who dreams of a better life. He finds solace in cooking and baking, which he does in his family's kitchen. Shlomi's family is not particularly supportive of him and his dream of becoming a chef. He is constantly put down and ignored. But when his grandmother hires a strange, elderly man as a housekeeper, things take a turn for the better. The old man, who is also a chef, mentors Shlomi and helps him achieve his dream. The film follows Shlomi as he deals with his family issues and strives to become a great chef. Along the way, he learns important lessons about friendship and family. In the end, Shlomi achieves his dream and discovers that the people who truly love him will stand by him no matter what.

Omar (2013)

Omar
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Hany Abu-Assad, starring Adam Bakri, Leem Lubany, Eyad Hourani, Samer Bisharat
Rated Not Rated

Omar is a young Palestinian man who, along with his two childhood friends, gets involved in an act of resistance against the Israeli occupation of their homeland. Despite his innocence, Omar is arrested and sent to prison, where he is forced to sign a false confession in order to be released. After his release, Omar must navigate the difficult political landscape of his homeland and the constant threat of the Israeli forces, all while trying to find the truth behind his friend's betrayal and clear his name. With the help of his friends and a mysterious woman, Omar ultimately embarks on a dangerous journey to prove his innocence and reclaim his freedom.

Out in the Dark (2012)

Out in the Dark
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Michael Mayer, starring Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jameel Khoury, Alon Pdut
Rated Not Rated

Out in the Dark is a 2012 Israeli-Palestinian romantic drama film written and directed by Michael Mayer. The film follows the story of two men: Nimr, a Palestinian student living in the West Bank, and Roy, an Israeli lawyer living in Tel Aviv. As the two men fall in love, they must contend with the hostility between their respective societies, as well as Nimr's fear of being deported. Despite facing numerous obstacles and conflicts, the two men ultimately find strength in their love for each other. Ultimately, Out in the Dark shows that love can overcome all boundaries, even those between two societies in conflict.

Paradise Now (2005)

Paradise Now
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Hany Abu-Assad, starring Kais Nashif, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal, Hamza Abu-Aiaash
Rated PG-13

Walk on Water (2004)

Walk on Water
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Eytan Fox, starring Lior Ashkenazi, Knut Berger, Caroline Peters, Gideon Shemer
Rated R

Ushpizin (2004)

Ushpizin
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Gidi Dar, starring Shuli Rand, Michal Bat-Sheva Rand, Shaul Mizrahi, Ilan Ganani
Rated PG

Eyes Wide Open (2009)

Eyes Wide Open
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Haim Tabakman, starring Zohar Strauss, Ran Danker, Tinkerbell, Tzahi Grad
Rated Not Rated

Foxtrot (2017)

Foxtrot
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Samuel Maoz, starring Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonaton Shiray, Itay Exlroad
Rated R

In Between (2016)

In Between
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Maysaloun Hamoud, starring Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, Shaden Kanboura, Mahmud Shalaby
Rated R

Zero Motivation (2014)

Zero Motivation
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Talya Lavie, starring Dana Ivgy, Nelly Tagar, Shani Klein, Heli Twito
Rated Unrated

Footnote (2011)

Footnote
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Joseph Cedar, starring Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi, Aliza Rosen, Alma Zack
Rated PG

Late Marriage (2001)

Late Marriage
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Dover Koshashvili, starring Lior Ashkenazi, Ronit Elkabetz, Moni Moshonov, Lili Koshashvili
Rated Unrated

Or (My Treasure) (2004)

Or (My Treasure)
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Keren Yedaya, starring Dana Ivgy, Ronit Elkabetz, Meshar Cohen, Katia Zinbris
Rated Unrated

Campfire (2004)

Campfire
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Joseph Cedar, starring Michaela Eshet, Hani Furstenberg, Moshe Ivgy, Maya Maron
Rated Not Rated

Jellyfish (2007)

Jellyfish
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Shira Geffen, Etgar Keret, starring Sarah Adler, Nikol Leidman, Gera Sandler, Noa Raban
Rated Unrated

The Time That Remains (2009)

The Time That Remains
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Elia Suleiman, starring Menashe Noy, Elia Suleiman, Baher Agbariya, Zidane Awad
Rated Not Rated

Big Bad Wolves (2013)

Big Bad Wolves
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado, starring Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan, Tzahi Grad, Doval'e Glickman
Rated Not Rated

Close to Home (2005)

Close to Home
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Vardit Bilu, Dalia Hager, starring Smadar Sayar, Naama Schendar, Danny Geva, Katia Zinbris
Rated Not Rated

Time of Favor (2000)

Time of Favor
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Joseph Cedar, starring Aki Avni, Tinkerbell, Idan Alterman, Assi Dayan
Rated Not Rated

Zaytoun (2012)

Zaytoun
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Eran Riklis, starring Stephen Dorff, Abdallah El Akal, Alice Taglioni, Loai Nofi
Rated Not Rated

The Kindergarten Teacher (2014)

The Kindergarten Teacher
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Nadav Lapid, starring Sarit Larry, Avi Shnaidman, Lior Raz, Hamuchtar
Rated Not Rated

 



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