Movies about Israel

Movies about Israel
List of the best movies about Israel, selected by visitors to our site: World War Z, Samsara, Antebellum, Ajami, Arje, The Dictator, Sunshine, The Believer, I'm Going to Tell You a Secret, Ben-Hur.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersZombie, Family, Scientists, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Death, Supernatural
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleAction, Tense, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUSA, South Korea, Ethiopia, Japan, China, Egypt, Ghana, Italy, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Brazil, Denmark, Kenya, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Namibia
Duration01:42
CharactersGeisha
PlotTravel, Music, Religious, Art, Meaning of life
PlaceNature, Japan
StyleMind-altering, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think

Samsara is a word that describes the ever turning wheel of life. It is a concept both intimate and vast - the perfect subject for filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, whose previous collaborations include Chronos and Baraka, and who, in the last 20 years, have travelled to over 58 countries together in the pursuit of unique imagery. Samsara takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation that will transform viewers in countries around the world as they are swept along a journey of the soul. Through powerful images pristinely photographed in 70mm and a dynamic music score, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of the nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
PlotSlavery, Supernatural, Justice, Freedom
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Successful author Veronica finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryGermany, Israel, United Kingdom
Duration02:04
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Missing people
PlaceIsrael
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Gloomy

Ajami is an area of Tel Aviv in Israel where Arabs, Palestinians, Jews and Christians live together in a tense atmosphere. Omar, an Israeli Arab, struggles to save his family from a gang of extortionists. He also courts a beautiful Christian girl: Hadir. Malek, an illegal Palestinian worker, tries to collect enough money to pay for his mother's operation. Dando, an Israeli cop, does his utmost to find his missing brother who may have been killed by Palestinians.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia
CharactersJews
PlotLove
PlaceRussia, USSR
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

A drama about a doctor Arje who discovers his illness and decides to go to Israel in order to meet Sonya - the love of his life.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersLesbians, Losers, Doubles
PlotRevenge, Death
PlaceUSA, Asia, New York
StyleTense, Fancy, Black humor

The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryGermany, Austria, Canada, Hungary, France, United Kingdom, USA
CharactersJews
PlotLife, Political, Family life
PlaceSerbia
StyleAction, Epic, Serious

The story of a Jewish family living in Hungary—through three generations—rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his government sanctions anti-Jewish persecutions. His son converts to Christianity to advance his career as a champion fencer and Olympic hero, but is caught up in the Holocaust. Finally, the grandson, after surviving war, revolution, loss and betrayal, realizes that his ultimate allegiance must be to himself and his heritage.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
PlotOn real events, Uprising
PlaceNew York
StyleMakes me think, Depressive, Serious

A hardcore American racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant scholar whose questioning of the tenets of his faith has left him angry and confused, turning against those who he thinks have a tragic history of their own making.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersSingers
PlotDancing, Religious

A documentary that follows Madonna on her 2004 Re-Invention World Tour.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:32
CharactersHeroes, Jews, Gladiators, Friends
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Slavery, Friendship, Political
PlaceRoman Empire
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

Judah Ben-Hur, a Palestinian Jew, is battling the Roman empire at the time of Christ. His actions send him and his family into slavery, but an inspirational encounter with Jesus changes everything. He finally meets his rival in a justly famous chariot race and rescues his suffering family.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersBlonde girls, Jews, Psychologists
PlotDancing, Time travel, Cancer, Political
PlaceFrance, Metro, Cemetery, Night Clubs

Four separate episodes deal with stereotypical ideas about Jews: their alleged influence on politics, the stereotype of Jewish business-mindedness, the Mossad, the Jewish world conspiracy and the memory of the Holocaust.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, military, history
CountryGermany, France, Poland
Duration01:52
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Jews
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlaceGhetto, Germany, Berlin, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Epic, Makes me think

A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Hungary, Israel
Duration01:53
CharactersSpy
PlotWar, Revenge, Undercover
PlaceBeach, Israel
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Rachel Singer is a former Mossad agent who tried to capture a notorious Nazi war criminal – the Surgeon of Birkenau – in a secret Israeli mission that ended with his death on the streets of East Berlin. Now, 30 years later, a man claiming to be the doctor has surfaced, and Rachel must return to Eastern Europe to uncover the truth. Overwhelmed by haunting memories of her younger self and her two fellow agents, the still-celebrated heroine must relive the trauma of those events and confront the debt she has incurred.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersPhotographers, Artists
PlotLove with age difference
PlaceNight Clubs, New York
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Smart

A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, history
CountryFrance, Israel, Italy, India, USA
Duration01:52
CharactersOrphans, Refugees
PlotOn real events, Political, Uprising
PlaceIsrael
StyleTo cry, Gloomy, Serious

A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of the first Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryIsrael, Sweden
CharactersGay, Hired assassins, Tourists
PlotPursuit
PlaceGermany, Israel
StyleAction, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

Eyal, an Israeli Mossad agent, is given the mission to track down and kill the very old Alfred Himmelman, an ex-Nazi officer, who might still be alive. Pretending to be a tourist guide, he befriends his grandson Axel, in Israel to visit his sister Pia. The two men set out on a tour of the country during which, Axel challenges Eyal's values.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, military
CountryNetherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium
Duration02:25
CharactersSpy, Terrorists, Jews, Pianists, Singers
PlotWar, Survival, False accusations
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Epic

In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersKings, Giants, Heroes, Soldier, Warriors
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Mythology
PlaceMountains, Israel
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious

The big-budget, epic film on young King David who took on the mighty warrior Goliath against all odds.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genreaction, drama
CountrySouth Africa, USA
Duration01:45
CharactersSuperhero, Gods, Thieves, Lions, Tough guys
PlotDeath, Religious, Chase, Seduction
PlaceIsrael
StyleTo cry, Makes me think

After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine prince, a young Hebrew with Supernatural strength defends his people, sacrificing everything to avenge his love, his people, and his God.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France, Malta
Duration02:28
CharactersSpecial Forces, Terrorists, Lifeguards, Military, Bodyguards
PlotOn real events, Survival, Dancing, Cars, Aviation
PlaceAircraft, Israel
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Heavy, Tense, For men

In 1976, four hijackers take over an Air France airplane with 248 passengers on board and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:44
CharactersHeroes, Immortals, Prophets, Priests, Investigators
PlaceDeserts
TimeDark ones
StylePsychological problems, Action, Soulful, Atmospheric, Epic

Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being the savior of mankind torments Jesus throughout his life, leading him to doubt.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredocumentary
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30

In this two-part Channel 4 series, Professor Richard Dawkins challenges what he describes as 'a process of non-thinking called faith'. He describes his astonishment that, at the start of the 21st century, religious faith is gaining ground in the face of rational, scientific truth. Science, based on scepticism, investigation and evidence, must continuously test its own concepts and claims. Faith, by definition, defies evidence: it is untested and unshakeable, and is therefore in direct contradiction with science. In addition, though religions preach morality, peace and hope, in fact, says Dawkins, they bring intolerance, violence and destruction. The growth of extreme fundamentalism in so many religions across the world not only endangers humanity but, he argues, is in conflict with the trend over thousands of years of history for humanity to progress to become more enlightened and more tolerant.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, military
CountryFrance, Morocco, Germany, Palestine
PlotSurvival
StyleRomantic, Makes me think, Touching

Santa Claus tries to outrun a gang of knife-wielding youth. It's one of several vignettes of Palestinian life in Israel - in a neighborhood in Nazareth and at Al-Ram checkpoint in East Jerusalem. Most of the stories are droll, some absurd, one is mythic and fanciful; few words are spoken. A man who goes through his mail methodically each morning has a heart attack. His son visits him in hospital. The son regularly meets a woman at Al-Ram; they sit in a car, hands caressing. Once, she defies Israeli guards at the checkpoint; later, Ninja-like, she takes on soldiers at a target range. A red balloon floats free overhead. Neighbors toss garbage over walls. Life goes on until it doesn't.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:04
CharactersStudents, Lawyers
PlotLove, Passion, Relationship, First love, Love with age difference
PlaceCourt, Germany
StyleBy books, Depressive

The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:28
CharactersHeroes, Jews, Military
PlotWar, Survival, Political, Freedom, Uprising
PlaceShips, Israel
StyleFascinating, Epic, Serious

The theme is the founding of the state of Israel. The action begins on a ship filled with Jewish immigrants bound for Israel who are being off loaded on Cyprus. An Intelligence officer succeeds in getting them back on board their ship only to have the harbor blocked by the British with whom they must negotiate. The second part deals with declaring independence and the resulting warring.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryFrance, Canada, USA
Duration02:44
CharactersCIA, Spy, Terrorists, Jews
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Death, Hostage, Political
PlaceIsrael
StyleHeavy, Depressive, For men, Disturbing

During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and execute those responsible for the attack.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography, history, sport
CountryFrance, Israel, Bulgaria, United Kingdom
Duration01:50
PlotBoxing

Victor Perez was a Jewish boxer who became world flyweight champion in 1931 and 1932, but was transported to Auschwitz concentration camp when Paris fell to the Nazi s in 1943. While there he was forced into slave labour and made to participate in violent boxing matches for the amusement of the Nazi guards. Surviving Auschwitz tells Victors astonishing, harrowing, brutal and incredibly moving true story.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersMafia, Family, Businessmen
PlotOn real events, Moving
PlaceUSA, Israel, Los Angeles
StyleHeavy, Serious, Disturbing

Spanning over two decades, "For the Love of Money" follows the true account of an Israeli immigrant who searches for his piece of the American dream.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:42
CharactersCIA, Special agents, Millionaires, Womanizers
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Political, Cheating
PlaceAfghanistan, Party, Texas, Helicopters
TimeCold War
StyleSmart, Makes me think

The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama
CountryIsrael, USA
Duration02:04
CharactersSpy, Scouts, Presidential
PlotPolitical
PlaceEgypt, Israel
StyleSmart

True story of Ashraf Marwan, who was President Nasser's son-in-law and special adviser and confidant to his successor Anwar Sadat - while simultaneously Israeli Intelligence's most precious asset of the 20th century. Based on NYT bestselling book 'The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel' by Uri Bar-Joseph.





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