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List of Israeli Movies

Browse the full list of Israeli movies streaming online, including services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, HBO and more. Sort by Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB rating, popularity and more to find something to watch!

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1. The Look of Silence

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8.3/10
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81/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Documentary, History

What it's about: A family that survives the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. Waltz with Bashir

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8.0/10
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78/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Documentary, Animation

What it's about: Director and Israeli army veteran Ari Folman interviews friends and former soldiers about their memories of the 1982 Lebanon war and especially the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut. The usage on animation enabled Folman to illustrate their personal memories and dreams.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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3. Out in the Dark

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7.5/10
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74/100
Released: 2012
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Two young men — a Palestinian grad student and an Israeli lawyer — meet and fall in love amidst personal and political intrigue.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (CinePride, Kanopy & Realeyz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Vudu & FandangoNOW).

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4. Foxtrot

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74/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Michael and Daphna receive terrible news about their soldier son, who serves in a desolate checkpoint in the middle of nowhere.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $12.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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5. The Cakemaker

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7.2/10
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74/100
Released: 2017
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits in Berlin. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking for answers regarding his death. Under a fabricated identity, Thomas infiltrates the life of Anat, his lover’s newly widowed wife, who owns a small Café in downtown Jerusalem. Thomas starts to work for her, creating German cakes and cookies that bring her Café to life. Thomas finds himself involved in Anat’s life in a way far beyond his anticipation. To protect the truth he will stretch his lie to a point of no return.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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6. Runaway Train

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7.2/10
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73/100
Released: 1985Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $12.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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7. Five Broken Cameras

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73/100
Released: 2011
Documentary

What it's about: Five broken cameras – and each one has a powerful tale to tell. Embedded in the bullet-ridden remains of digital technology is the story of Emad Burnat, a farmer from the Palestinian village of Bil’in, which famously chose nonviolent resistance when the Israeli army encroached upon its land to make room for Jewish colonists. Emad buys his first camera in 2005 to document the birth of his fourth son, Gibreel. Over the course of the film, he becomes the peaceful archivist of an escalating struggle as olive trees are bulldozed, lives are lost, and a wall is built to segregate burgeoning Israeli settlements.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & PlayStation Store).

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8. Live and Become

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72/100
Released: 2005
Drama

What it's about: In 1980 the black Falashas in Ethiopia are recognised as genuine Jews and are secretly carried to Israel. The day before the transport the son of a Jewish mother dies. In his place and with his name (Schlomo) she takes a Christian 9-year-old boy.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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9. Paradise Now

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7.4/10
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71/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Thriller, Crime

What it's about: From the perspective of two Palestinian men who are preparing to perform a suicide attack in Israel, this is the first film to deal with the subject of suicide bombers.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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10. Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

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71/100
Released: 2014
Drama

What it's about: The trial story of Viviane Amsalem's five year fight to obtain her divorce in front of the only legal authority competent for divorce cases in Israel, the Rabbinical Court.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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11. Ajami

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7.3/10
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70/100
Released: 2009
Crime, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.00 on 4 services (Google Play, Microsoft & 2 others).

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12. Walk on Water

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7.3/10
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69/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & PlayStation Store).

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13. Mr. Gaga

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7.6/10
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69/100
Released: 2015
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: The story of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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14. Hannah Arendt

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68/100
Released: 2012
Biography, Drama

What it's about: HANNAH ARENDT is a portrait of the genius that shook the world with her discovery of “the banality of evil.” After she attends the Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem, Arendt dares to write about the Holocaust in terms no one has ever heard before. Her work instantly provokes a furious scandal, and Arendt stands strong as she is attacked by friends and foes alike. But as the German-Jewish émigré also struggles to suppress her own painful associations with the past, the film exposes her beguiling blend of arrogance and vulnerability — revealing a soul defined and derailed by exile.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor, Sundance Now & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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15. Above and Beyond

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68/100
Released: 2015
Documentary, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In 1948, a group of World War II pilots volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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16. The Congress

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6.5/10
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68/100
Released: 2013
Animation, Drama

What it's about: More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, Robin Wright decides to take her final job: preserving her likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent and the head of Miramount Studios, her digital doppelganger will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want, with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son. Twenty years later, under the creative vision of the studio’s head animator, Wright’s double rises to immortal stardom. With her contract expiring, she is invited to speak at Miramount's "Futurological Congress". However, a group of terrorists plot an attack on the convention.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & ConTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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17. The Angel

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6.6/10
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67/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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18. Lemon Tree

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7.4/10
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67/100
Released: 2008
Drama

What it's about: Salma Zidane, a widow, lives simply from her grove of lemon trees in the West Bank's occupied territory. The Israeli defense minister and his wife move next door; the Secret Service orders the trees removed for security. The stoic Salma seeks assistance from the Palestinian Authority (useless), Israeli army (dismissive), and a young attorney, Ziad Daud, who takes the case; this older client attracts him. While the courts deliberate, the Israelis fence her trees and prohibit her from entering the grove. As the trees wither, the defense minister's wife and, separately, an Israeli journalist, look on Salma with sympathy. In this allegory, does David stand a chance against Goliath?

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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19. Big Bad Wolves

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6.8/10
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67/100
Released: 2013
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: Tel Aviv, Israel. The twisted paths of three very different men brutally collide due to a chain of unspeakable murders: a grieving father who has been doomed to seek vengeance and a police detective who boldly crosses the narrow boundary between law and crime meet a religion teacher suspected of being the murderer.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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20. The Farewell Party

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7.1/10
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67/100
Released: 2014
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: 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

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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21. Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

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7.4/10
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67/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus were two movie-obsessed cousins from Israel who became Hollywood’s ultimate gate-crashers. Following their own skewed version of the Great American Dream, they bought an already low-rent brand – Cannon Films – and ratcheted up its production to become so synonymous with schlock that the very sight of its iconic logo made audiences boo throughout the 1980s. And yet who could have foreseen how close they came to nearly taking over Hollywood and the UK film industry?

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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22. Lebanon

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6.9/10
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67/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: During the First Lebanon War in 1982, a lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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23. Footnote

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7.1/10
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67/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: The story of a great rivalry between a father and son, both eccentric professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son has an addictive dependency on the embrace and accolades that the establishment provides, while his father is a stubborn purist with a fear and profound revulsion for what the establishment stands for, yet beneath his contempt lies a desperate thirst for some kind of recognition. The Israel Prize, Israel's most prestigious national award, is the jewel that brings these two to a final, bitter confrontation.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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24. A Film Unfinished

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7.4/10
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66/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: Yael Hersonski's powerful documentary achieves a remarkable feat through its penetrating look at another film-the now-infamous Nazi-produced film about the Warsaw Ghetto. Discovered after the war, the unfinished work, with no soundtrack, quickly became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record, despite its elaborate propagandistic construction. The later discovery of a long-missing reel complicated earlier readings, showing the manipulations of camera crews in these "everyday" scenes. Well-heeled Jews attending elegant dinners and theatricals (while callously stepping over the dead bodies of compatriots) now appeared as unwilling, but complicit, actors, alternately fearful and in denial of their looming fate.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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25. Promises

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8.4/10
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66/100
Released: 2001
Documentary, Romance

What it's about: Documentarians Justine Shapiro and B.Z. Goldberg traveled to Israel to interview Palestinian and Israeli kids ages 11 to 13, assembling their views on living in a society afflicted with violence, separatism and religious and political extremism. This 2002 Oscar nominee for Best Feature Documentary culminates in an astonishing day in which two Israeli children meet Palestinian youngsters at a refugee camp.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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26. Beaufort

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6.7/10
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66/100
Released: 2007
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: BEAUFORT tells the story of LIRAZ LIBERTI, the 22 year-old outpost commander, and his troops in the months before Israel pulled out of Lebanon. This is not a story of war, but of retreat. This is a story with no enemy, only an amorphous entity that drops bombs from the skies while terrified young soldiers must find a way to carry out their mission until their very last minutes on that mountaintop.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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27. The Fury

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6.4/10
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66/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue, when a sinister official kidnaps him to harness his extremely powerful psychic abilities.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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28. Sand Storm

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6.8/10
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66/100
Released: 2016
Drama

What it's about: A Bedouin village in Northern Israel. When Jalila's husband marries a second woman, Jalila and her daughter's world is shattered, and the women are torn between their commitment to the patriarchal rules and being true to themselves.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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29. Zero Motivation

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7.3/10
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66/100
Released: 2014
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Filmmaker Talya Lavie steps into the spotlight with a dark comedy about everyday life for a unit of young female Israeli soldiers. The human resources office at a remote desert base serves as the setting for this cast of characters, who bide their time pushing paper, battling for the top score in Minesweeper, and counting down the minutes until they can return to civilian life. Amidst their boredom and clashing personalities, issues of commitment—from friendship to love and country—are handled with humor and sharp-edged wit.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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30. The Golem

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5.8/10
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66/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Horror, Drama

What it's about: A re-imagining of the old mystical folklore that follows a woman and a tight-knit Jewish community that is besieged by foreign invaders. She conjures a dangerous creature to protect them but it may be more evil than she ever imagined.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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31. The Syrian Bride

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65/100
Released: 2004
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: In Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village in Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border, the Druze bride Mona is engaged to get married with Tallel, a television comedian that works in the Revolution Studios in Damascus, Syria. They have never met each other because of the occupation of the area by Israel since 1967; when Mona moves to Syria, she will lose her undefined nationality and will never be allowed to return home. Mona's father Hammed is a political activist pro-Syria that is on probation by the Israeli government. His older son Hatten married a Russian woman eight years ago and was banished from Majdal Shams by the religious leaders and his father. His brother Marwan is a wolf trader that lives in Italy. His sister Amal has two teenager daughters and has the intention to join the university, but her marriage with Amin is in crisis. When the family gathers for Mona's wedding, an insane bureaucracy jeopardizes the ceremony.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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32. The Bubble

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7.3/10
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65/100
Released: 2006
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: 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 rest of the country and the turmoil it's going through. The movie looks at young people's lives in Tel Aviv through the POVs of gays and straights, Jews and Arabs, men and women.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Realeyz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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33. Jellyfish

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7.0/10
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65/100
Released: 2007
Drama, Romance

What it's about: 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. Batya, a catering waitress, takes in a young child apparently abandoned at a local beach. Batya is one of the servers at the wedding reception of Keren, a young bride who breaks her leg in trying to escape from a locked toilet stall, which ruins her chance at a romantic honeymoon in the Caribbean. One of the guests is Joy, a Philippine chore woman attending the event with her employer, and who doesn't speak any Hebrew (she communicates mainly in English), and who is guilt-ridden after having left her young son behind in the Philippines.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor & Kanopy).

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34. Yossi

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Released: 2012
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: The sequel to "Yossi and Jagger" finds character Yossi (Ohad Knoller) leading a sad existence after losing his partner Jagger on the battlefield. A chance encounter with a middle-aged woman linked to his past shakes up his otherwise staid routine and sends him on a spontaneous pilgrimage to Tel Aviv. It is on the roads of southern Israel that he reignites the fire of his former self.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Realeyz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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35. Eyes Wide Open

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7.3/10
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65/100
Released: 2009
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: A beautifully affecting love story that has rightly earned comparisons to Brokeback Mountain, Haim Tabakman's potent yet impeccably restrained tale has won awards and accolades at film festivals the world over. Aaron, a pillar in Jerusalem's Orthodox community is respected by friends and family. However, when he hires handsome runaway student Ezri to assist with his business, sexual tensions bristle and the pair cautiously embark on a love affair. Meanwhile, a neighbouring shopkeeper persists in seeing a man of her own choosing, even though she's been promised by her father to another. As forbidden truths come to the fore, these lovers are forced to either confront or relent in the face of a centuries-old religious community, with startling results.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $4.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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36. Late Marriage

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7.1/10
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64/100
Released: 2001
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be beautiful and from a good family, preferably rich. Zaza's parents, Yasha and Lily drag Zaza to meet potential brides and their families. Zaza has no choice. He plays along with his family, advocates of the suffocating traditions of their Georgian Jewish heritage. But Zaza always manages to somehow get out of being engaged. What his parents don't know is that Zaza is already in love. Judith is sensuous, strong and intriguing. She's also a divorcée with a 6-year-old daughter. So Zaza has kept Judith a secret from his family. He will have to choose between respect of the strict confines of family and tradition, or the love of his life.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, YouTube & FandangoNOW).

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37. The Secrets

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Released: 2007Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: In The Secrets, two brilliant young women discover their own voices in a repressive orthodox culture where females are forbidden to sing, let alone speak out. Naomi, the studious, devoutly religious daughter of a prominent rabbi, convinces her father to postpone her marriage for a year so that she might study at a Jewish seminary for women in the ancient Kabalistic seat of Safe.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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38. Fill the Void

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Released: 2012Rated: PG
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Eighteen-year-old Shira is the youngest daughter of the Mendelman family. She is about to be married off to a promising young man of the same age and background. It is a dream come true, and Shira feels prepared and excited. On Purim, her twenty-eight-year-old sister, Esther, dies while giving birth to her first child, Mordechay. The pain and grief that overwhelm the family postpone Shira's promised match. Everything changes when a match is proposed to Yochay-Esther's late husband-to a widow from Belgium. Yochay feels it's too early, although he realizes that sooner or later he must seriously consider getting married again. When the girls' mother finds out that Yochay may marry the widow and move to Belgium with her only grandchild, she proposes a match between Shira and the widower. Shira will have to choose between her heart's wish and her family duty. She will find out that the void which she must choose exists only within her heart.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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39. Ushpizin

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7.3/10
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64/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: In Jerusalem's orthodox neighborhoods, it's Succoth, seven days celebrating life's essentials in a sukkah, a temporary shack of both deprivation and hospitality. A devout couple, Moshe and Mali, married nearly five years and childless, are broke and praying for a miracle...

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40. Kadosh

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6.8/10
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63/100
Released: 1999
Drama, Romance

What it's about: The year 2000 approaches in Jerusalem's Orthodox Mea Shearim quarter, where the women work, keep house, and have children so the men can study the Torah and the Talmud. Rivka is happily and passionately married to Meir, but they remain childless. The yeshiva's rabbi, who is Meir's father, wants Meir to divorce Rivka: "a barren woman is no woman." Rivka's sister, Malka, is in love with Yakov, a Jew shunned by the yeshiva as too secular. The rabbi arranges Malka's marriage to Yossef, whose agitation when fulfilling religious duties approaches the grotesque. Can the sisters sort out their hearts' desires within this patriarchal world? If not, have they any other options?

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.00 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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41. Yossi & Jagger

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7.1/10
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63/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: A sociological study of two men in the Israeli army who are lovers. The others in the unit react to their situation, suspecting, but not always understanding. One will leave the military soon, a few months away, as a snowy and desolate outpost is guarded from attack.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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42. Exodus

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6.7/10
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63/100
Released: 1960
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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43. Unmistaken Child

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7.6/10
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63/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG
Documentary, Independent

What it's about: In Nepal, a venerable monk, Geshe Lama Konchog, dies and one of his disciples, a youthful monk named Tenzin Zopa, searches for his master's reincarnation. The film follows his search to the Tsum Valley where he finds a young boy of the right age who uncannily responds to Konchog's possessions. Is this the reincarnation of the master? After the boy passes several tests, Tenzin takes him to meet the Dali Lama. Will the parents agree to let the boy go to the monastery, and, if so, how will the child respond? Central to the film is the relationship the child develops with Tenzin.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor & Gaia) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Microsoft).

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44. Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country

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8.0/10
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63/100
Released: 2008
Documentary, History

What it's about: Going beyond the occasional news clip from Burma, the acclaimed filmmaker, Anders Østergaard, brings us close to the video journalists who deliver the footage. Though risking torture and life in jail, courageous young citizens of Burma live the essence of journalism as they insist on keeping up the flow of news from their closed country.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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45. The Women's Balcony

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6.5/10
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63/100
Released: 2016
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gendered rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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46. The Matchmaker

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7.3/10
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62/100
Released: 2010
Drama

What it's about: During the summer of 1968 a teenage boy goes to work for a matchmaker who has survived the Holocaust - both their lives are forever altered.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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47. Or (My Treasure)

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7.0/10
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62/100
Released: 2004
Drama, Romance

What it's about: 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 Aviv. Ruthie calls Or "my treasure," but Ruthie is a burden. She's just out of hospital, weak, and Or has found her a job as a house cleaner. The call of the quick money on the street is tough for Ruthie to ignore. Or's emotions roil further when the mother of the youth she's in love with comes to the flat to warn her off. With love fading and Ruthie perhaps beyond help, Or's choices narrow.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.00 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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48. The Green Prince

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7.2/10
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61/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: This real-life thriller tells the story of one of Israel’s prized intelligence sources, recruited to spy on his own people for more than a decade. Focusing on the complex relationship with his handler, The Green Prince is a gripping account of terror, betrayal, and unthinkable choices, along with a friendship that defies all boundaries.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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49. The Wedding Plan

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6.5/10
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61/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Michal is 32 years old. She became religious 12 years ago, and only now is she getting married. A month before the wedding, while checking out the catering for the event, the groom has a change of heart and the wedding is called off. Michal feels she’s unable to go back to ordinary life, to the usual course of matchmaking. She feels this is the moment to change something very basic in her personality. A simple belief that God is good and sweet; that He wants to give and is only waiting for her to wish it. Michal goes on a month-long journey lasting up to the planned wedding day: “I have the venue, the dress, the apartment; God can easily come up with my groom.”

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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50. The Oslo Diaries