Highest-Rated Movies about 'Israeli', Sort by Popularity

Rana's Wedding (2002), Sand Storm (2016), The Specialist (1999), On the Map (2016), The Gatekeepers (2012), Bikur Ha-Tizmoret (2007), Beyond the Walls (1984), Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Israeli movies.

#1. Rana's Wedding (2002)

Storyline: One morning, spirited Rana (Clara Khoury), a Palestinian teenager living in Jerusalem, receives a startling note from her father, Abu Siad (Zuher Fahoum) : She can either get married or emigrate with him to Egypt later that afternoon. Rana dashes off to find her boyfriend, Khalil (Khalifa Natour), but must negotiate menacing Israeli checkpoints and strict Islamic law as she races across the West Bank. She begins to wonder if she really wants to stay after all.

Plot Keywords: palestinian, young girl, boyfriend, father, grandmother, israeli, frenetic ...

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#3. The Specialist (1999)

Storyline: When Adolf Eichmann is brought to a tribunal and charged with crimes against humanity, he describes himself as a bureaucrat doing his job. Eichmann, an officer in Hitler's Schutzstaffel, is responsible for planning the transportation and murder of millions of people during the Holocaust. Eyal Sivan's documentary is a meditation on his unthinkable crimes. Using hours of footage from Eichmann's trial, including testimonies from survivors, Sivan paints a frightening picture of a war criminal.

Plot Keywords: nazi, prosecutor, witness, judge, israeli, officer, somber ...

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#4. On the Map (2016)

Storyline: ON THE MAP tells the against-all-odds story of Maccabi Tel Aviv's 1977 European Championship, which took place at a time when the Middle East was still reeling from the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the 1972 Olympic massacre at Munich, and the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight from Tel Aviv. Through the of lens of sports, ON THE MAP presents a much broader story of how one team captured the heart of a nation amid domestic turmoil and the global machinations of the Cold War.—Dani Menkin/Jon Weinbach

Plot Keywords: israeli, basketball coach, basketball player, russian, american, fan, emotional ...

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#6. Bikur Ha-Tizmoret (2007)

Storyline: On an ordinary day, the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrives in Israel from Egypt for a cultural event, only find there is no delegation to meet them, nor any arrangements to get to their destination of Petah Tiqva. When they find their own ride, they arrive instead at the remote town of Beit Hatikva. Stuck there until the next morning's bus, the band, led by the repressed Tawfiq Zacharaya, gets help from the worldly lunch owner, Dina, who offers to put them up for the night. As the band settles in as best it can, each of the members attempts to get along with the natives in their own way. What follows is a special night of quiet happenings and confessions as the band makes its own impact on the town and the town on them.

Plot Keywords: band member, restaurant owner, israeli, amusing, tender, offbeat, solemn ...

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#7. Beyond the Walls (1984)

Storyline: In an Israeli penitentiary, a race war threatens to erupt between the two gangs. Jewish criminals, including drug users and rapists, are imprisoned next to Arab war criminals, and the hostility is only escalated by the interference of prison security, who frame the Arabs for the murder of a Jewish prisoner. The two rival camps -- headed by Israeli Uri (Arnon Zadock) and Arab Issan (Mohammed Bakri) -- decide to form an unlikely union that may or may not put a stop to the bloodshed.

Plot Keywords: prisoner, gang member, israeli, arab, prison guard, brooding, brutal ...

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#8. Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

Storyline: A documentary about Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus - two movie-obsessed cousins whose passion for cinema changed the way movies were made and marketed - and the tale of how this passion ultimately led to the demise of the company they built together.—Anonymous

Plot Keywords: israeli, filmmaker, engaging, gory, united states, actors, empire ...

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#9. The Settlers (2016)

Storyline: The first film of its kind to offer a comprehensive view of the Jewish settlers in the occupied territories of the West Bank. An historical overview, a geopolitical study and an intimate look at those people at the core of the most daunting challenges facing Israel and the international community today as the Palestinians and Israelis resume talks again.

Plot Keywords: elderly man, israeli, elderly woman, settler, jew, brooding, engaging ...

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#11. The Farewell Party (2014)

Storyline: THE FAREWELL PARTY is a compassionate dark comedy about friendship and knowing when to say goodbye. A group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of the machine begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with an emotional dilemma.—Anonymous

Plot Keywords: israeli, terminally ill person, senior citizen, death, veterinarian, teamwork, spirited ...

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#12. Yossi & Jagger (2002)

Storyline: Yossi is a Commander at an Israeli outpost near Lebanon. He is however involved in a secret, passionate love affair with his second in command (nicknamed Jagger). The two will often sneak off from the outpost to spend time together. A failed ambush during a full moon leaves Jagger mortally wounded and forces Yossi to finally express his love.—Phazed-101

Plot Keywords: commander, leader, colonel, soldier, israeli, uneasy, emotional ...

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#13. Orchestra of Exiles (2012)

Storyline: Some stories get lost in the turmoil of their times. It is often only in retrospect that we can discover the true shapers of history. One such man is the prodigious Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman. Orchestra of Exiles explores this great man's 4-year odyssey, which culminates in the founding of the orchestra that would become the Israel Philharmonic. His fascinating story touches many of the major themes of the 20th century and the unfolding drama of his life is riveting. During the darkest days of a Europe being torn apart by anti- Semitism and Nazi aggression, Huberman's extraordinary efforts saved hundreds of Jewish families from the approaching holocaust and his achievements changed the landscape of cultural history. Before the Nazis came to power Huberman was focused only on building his own monumental career but witnessing Hitler's agenda was a call to action that Huberman could not ignore. Huberman's personal transformation and subsequent heroic struggle to get Jewish musicians out of Europe to found this orchestra will be at the heart of this film.—Josh Aronson

Plot Keywords: violinist, israeli, director, suspenseful, nazi germany, europe, exile ...

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#14. Private (2004)

Storyline: A Palestinian family with five children lives outside town, near Israeli settlements. Samia, the wife, wants to leave; so does one teen son. Mohammad, the patriarch, is adamant that he is staying. Two of his adolescent children want to fight. His is the passive aggression of non-violent witness. Israeli soldiers burst into the home, taking over the second floor. At night, the family is locked in the living room. We see the effects of the occupation on the children and on the marriage. Through the eyes of Miriam, the older daughter, we watch the soldiers from her hiding place. Jamal, the eldest son, sets a trap with a grenade. Characters call upon Allah. Chaos and death are close.—<jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Keywords: father, mother, son, daughter, israeli, soldier, tense ...

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#15. Aida's Secrets (2016)

Storyline: Family secrets, lies, high drama and generations of contemporary history unspool in this international story that begins with World War II and concludes with an emotional 21st-century family reunion. Izak was born inside the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp in 1945 and sent for adoption in Israel. Secret details of his birth mother, an unknown brother in Canada and his father's true identity slowly emerge in this extremely personal investigative film. Timely questions of identity, resilience, compassion and the plight of displaced persons are brought to life as Izak and Shep, the almost 70-year-old brothers, finally meet in Canada, then head to a nursing home in Quebec to introduce Shep to his elderly mother, Aida, for the first time.—Chris McDonald

Plot Keywords: birth mother, man, brother, father, canadian, israeli, emotional ...

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