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1. Kadosh (1999)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

70 Metascore

Two sisters become victims of the patriarchal, ultra-orthodox society.

Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Yaël Abecassis, Yoram Hattab, Meital Berdah, Uri Klauzner

Votes: 1,666 | Gross: $0.74M

2. Bethlehem (I) (2013)

99 min | Drama, Thriller, War

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: 1,964

3. Carmel (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Biography, History

From Israel's most important filmaker, CARMEL is Amos Gitai's (KADOSH, KIPPUR) deeply personal and resonant meditation on Jewish and Israeli identity. Using both fiction and documentary ... See full summary »

Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Amitai Ashkenazi, Ben Eidel, Eliran Eyal, Samuel Fuller

Votes: 68

4. Ajami (2009)

Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama

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: 5,807 | Gross: $0.62M

5. God's Sandbox (2002)

Unrated | 86 min | Drama

45 Metascore

A successful author, Liz, searches for her daughter, Rachel, in the Sinai Desert. There she meets a Bedouin storyteller who relays the unusual love story of a Western tourist and the son of a Bedouin Sheik named Najim. Their relationship is torn apart when the American is exposed to a tribal ritual.

Director: Doron Eran | Stars: Louise Asher, Meital Dohan, Ashraf Farah, Amnon Fisher

Votes: 107 | Gross: $0.05M

6. Big Bad Wolves (2013)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

64 Metascore

A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the ... See full summary »

Directors: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado | Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan, Tzahi Grad, Doval'e Glickman

Votes: 14,713 | Gross: $0.03M

7. Jellyfish (2007)

Unrated | 78 min | Drama

67 Metascore

Meduzot (the Hebrew word for Jellyfish) tells the story of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life... See full summary »

Directors: Shira Geffen, Etgar Keret | Stars: Sarah Adler, Nikol Leidman, Gera Sandler, Noa Raban

Votes: 2,478 | Gross: $0.34M

8. For My Father (2008)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

56 Metascore

A suicide bomber becomes dependent on the kindness of strangers when his explosives won't detonate, giving him time to meet some of the people he's targeting.

Director: Dror Zahavi | Stars: Shredi Jabarin, Hili Yalon, Shlomo Vishinsky, Khawlah Hag-Debsy

Votes: 635 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Disengagement (2007)

115 min | Drama

A political drama centered around Israel's pullout from the occupied Gaza strip, in which a French woman of Israeli origin comes to the Gaza Strip to find her long ago abandoned daughter.

Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Liron Levo, Jeanne Moreau, Barbara Hendricks

Votes: 607

10. Alila (2003)

123 min | Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

Slice-of-life look at the lives of twelve people who live or work in the same apartment complex in Tel Aviv.

Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Yaël Abecassis, Hana Laslo, Uri Klauzner, Liron Levo

Votes: 502 | Gross: $0.05M

11. Fill the Void (2012)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

When the older sister of Shira, an 18-year-old Hasidic Israeli, dies suddenly in childbirth, Shira must decide if she can and should marry her widowed brother-in-law, which also generates tensions within her extended family.

Director: Rama Burshtein | Stars: Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg, Chayim Sharir

Votes: 3,540 | Gross: $1.77M

12. Footnote (2011)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak.

Director: Joseph Cedar | Stars: Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi, Aliza Rosen, Alma Zack

Votes: 5,504 | Gross: $2.01M

13. Jaffa (2009)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

In the city of Jaffa; a young girl plans to run away with her secret lover, when a tragedy forever changes the course of their lives.

Director: Keren Yedaya | Stars: Dana Ivgy, Moni Moshonov, Ronit Elkabetz, Mahmud Shalaby

Votes: 703

14. Broken Wings (2002)

R | 87 min | Drama

75 Metascore

Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.

Director: Nir Bergman | Stars: Orly Silbersatz, Maya Maron, Nitai Gvirtz, Daniel Magon

Votes: 2,316 | Gross: $0.41M

15. Live and Become (2005)

Unrated | 140 min | Drama

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: 5,667

16. My Father My Lord (2007)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama

A respected rabbi is forced to come to terms with the demands of his faith and the welfare of his own family.

Director: David Volach | Stars: Assi Dayan, Ilan Griff, Sharon Hacohen, Roni Aharon

Votes: 414 | Gross: $0.11M

17. Or (My Treasure) (2004)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

Or shoulders a lot: she's 17 or 18, a student, works evenings at a restaurant, recycles cans and bottles for cash, and tries to keep her mother Ruthie from returning to streetwalking in Tel... See full summary »

Director: Keren Yedaya | Stars: Dana Ivgy, Ronit Elkabetz, Meshar Cohen, Katia Zinbris

Votes: 1,408 | Gross: $0.03M

18. Off-White Lies (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

50 Metascore

A father and his daughter, during the 2006 war between Israel and Lebanon.

Director: Maya Kenig | Stars: Gur Bentwich, Elya Inbar, Tzahi Grad, Arad Yeni

Votes: 172

19. The Attack (2012)

R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, War

74 Metascore

An Arab surgeon living in Tel Aviv discovers a dark secret about his wife in the aftermath of a suicide bombing.

Director: Ziad Doueiri | Stars: Ali Suliman, Reymonde Amsallem, Evgenia Dodina, Dvir Benedek

Votes: 3,865 | Gross: $1.71M

20. Zaytoun (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

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: 1,519 | Gross: $0.04M

21. The Congress (2013)

Not Rated | 122 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider.

Director: Ari Folman | Stars: Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Votes: 16,685 | Gross: $0.14M

22. The Human Resources Manager (2010)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

A tragi-comedy centered on the HR manager of Israel's largest industrial bakery, who sets out to save the reputation of his business and prevent the publication of a defamatory article.

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Mark Ivanir, Guri Alfi, Noah Silver, Rozina Cambos

Votes: 1,291 | Gross: $0.06M

23. Waltz with Bashir (2008)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

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: 53,590 | Gross: $2.28M

24. Minotaur (1997)

91 min | Romance, Thriller

Alex Abramov is Mossad secret agent looking after some bad guys. He falls in love with young music student Thea, but can not reveal himself and sends her gifts secretly. Thea first thinks ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Tammuz | Stars: Mili Avital, Dan Turgeman, Georges Corraface, Christine Jones

Votes: 171

25. Colombian Love (2004)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Tali and Ori are a young Israeli couple. After attending their best friends' wedding, which ended in disaster, they have a big fight, which leads to Ori proposing. But there is trouble in ... See full summary »

Director: Shay Kanot | Stars: Mili Avital, Assi Cohen, Yael Appleboum, Yael Badash

Votes: 391

26. Pituy (2002)

95 min | Drama, Romance

Daphne's life is peaceful. She has solid marriage with a successful lawyer, two charming children and a nice local bookshop. Recently her father passed away and left her a good deal of ... See full summary »

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Dafna Rechter, Orna Pitussi, Sharon Alexander, Guy Meroz

Votes: 54

27. Total Love (2000)

83 min | Adventure, Romance

Three friends concoct the ultimate love drug, TLV, and fall in love with the same woman, Renana. Years later, Renana's ex-lovers team up to rescue her from an Indian prison.

Director: Gur Bentwich | Stars: Gur Bentwich, Herman Brood, Maor Cohen, Ineke de Vos

Votes: 187

28. Someone to Run With (2006)

118 min | Adventure, Drama

Through the streets of Jerusalem two teenagers' stories will unite to tell the summer adventure of their lives. Tamar is an amazingly talented but very quiet and insecure girl, who leaves ... See full summary »

Director: Oded Davidoff | Stars: Bar Belfer, Yonatan Bar-Or, Yuval Mendelson, Rinat Matatov

Votes: 612

30. 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: 1,082

31. 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: 5,236 | Gross: $0.16M

32. Eli & Ben (2008)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Family

The life of the Yassif family becomes almost impossible when the father who is the city architect, is charged with taking bribes.

Director: Ori Ravid | Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Yuval Shevach, Yael Hadar, Nissan Nativ

Votes: 116

33. Things Behind the Sun (2006)

111 min | Drama

Now that Itzhak's father is in a coma, and dying, Itzhak is finally willing to visit him, thus breaking a ten-year silence. During his visits to the hospital, Itzhak, a beaten and reserved ... See full summary »

Director: Yuval Shafferman | Stars: Assi Dayan, Sandra Sade, Tess Hashiloni, Zohar Shtrauss

Votes: 83

34. Frozen Days (2005)

90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A lonely young woman survives a suicide bombing and assumes the identity of one of its victims. As she moves into his apartment her grip on reality starts to crack.

Director: Danny Lerner | Stars: Anat Klausner, Sandra Sade, Uli Sternberg, Pini Tavger

Votes: 386

35. Nina's Tragedies (2003)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

The taboo relationship between young Nadav and his Aunt Nina transcends definition on its way to odd highs and lows.

Director: Savi Gabizon | Stars: Ayelet Zurer, Yoram Hattab, Alon Aboutboul, Aviv Elkabeth

Votes: 720 | Gross: $0.24M

36. Summer Story (2004)

76 min | Drama

Summer 1982. With the war raging in Lebanon, 13 year-old Gal works as a postman in a village emptied of men because almost all the male inhabitants have been conscripted to fight at the ... See full summary »

Director: Shmuel Haimovich | Stars: Aya Steinovitz, Kosta Kaplan, Itamar Cohen, Sara von Schwarze

Votes: 51

37. The Summer of Aviya (1988)

95 min | Biography, Drama

A ten year old girl spends her summer with her overly protective mother, a mentally scarred holocaust survivor, while hopefully trying to find her real father in the newly established state of Israel.

Director: Eli Cohen | Stars: Gila Almagor, Kaipu Cohen, Eli Cohen, Marina Rossetti

Votes: 351

38. Three Mothers (2006)

106 min | Drama

Rose, Flora and Yasmin were born as a triplet sixty something years ago in Alexandria, Egypt. Their well-off parents gave them names of flowers, and King Farouk of Egypt gave them his ... See full summary »

Director: Dina Zvi-Riklis | Stars: Miri Mesika, Gila Almagor, Rivka Raz, Reymonde Amsallem

Votes: 120

39. Operation Grandma (1999 TV Movie)

54 min | Comedy

Mivtza Savta ("Operation Grandma") is a satirical Israeli comedy about three very different brothers trying to get around many obstacles to bury their grandmother on her kibbutz. The story ... See full summary »

Director: Dror Shaul | Stars: Rami Heuberger, Ami Smolartchik, Tzach Shpitzen, Einat Weitzman

Votes: 966

40. Schwartz Dynasty (2005)

99 min | Comedy

The Schwartz Dinasty belong to a long tradition of Jewish rabbis. The grandfathers took their faith and turned it into deeds coming to the Land of Israel to start a new life and build a country.

Directors: Amir Hasfari, Shmuel Hasfari | Stars: Miryam Zohar, Tal Friedman, Yehuda Levi, Assaf Ashtar

Votes: 133

41. 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: 12,447 | Gross: $3.05M

42. The Barbecue People (2003)

102 min | Drama

A family of Iraqi-Israelis, each with his or her own weaknesses and determination, gathers for an Independence Day picnic. Their background stories are presented, reaching back as little as... See full summary »

Directors: Yossi Madmoni, David Ofek | Stars: Ali Suliman, Raymonde Abecassis, Yigal Adika, Ya'acov Agasi

Votes: 99

43. Walk on Water (2004)

R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

65 Metascore

Following the suicide of his wife, an Israeli intelligence agent is assigned to befriend the grandchildren of a Nazi war criminal.

Director: Eytan Fox | Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Knut Berger, Caroline Peters, Gideon Shemer

Votes: 6,410 | Gross: $2.71M

44. Kedma (2002)

100 min | Drama, War

36 Metascore

In May 1948, shortly before the creation of the State of Israel, hundreds of immigrants from across Europe arrive in Palestine--only to risk arrest by British troops.

Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Andrei Kashker, Helena Yaralova, Yussuf Abu-Warda, Moni Moshonov

Votes: 615 | Gross: $0.01M

45. Kippur (2000)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, War

6.3