46 Best Movies In Arabic - A Good Movie To Watch

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Depictions of the Middle East and Africa have been around since the beginning of cinema history, while Arab filmmakers are finally beginning to gain global notoriety. Here are the best movies featuring the Arabic language to stream now.

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Lingui: The Sacred Bonds (2021)

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8.5

Solidarity is salvation in this moving portrait of female resilience

Jacir (2022)

7.0

A personal indie drama depicting the struggles of Syrian refugees in America

Unknown: The Lost Pyramid (2023)

7.0

A purposeful dig into ancient Egyptian tombs with native archaeologists and without Western intervention

Papicha (2019)

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8.3

With fashion as their defiance, Papicha boldly unveils the resilience of women against the backdrop of an oppressive society

Farha (2021)

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8.0

A brutal coming-of-age film set at the start of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The Swimmers (2022)

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8.0

Equal parts sweet and searing, this weighty refugee drama is buoyed by tender moments of sisterhood and solidarity

Ashkal: The Tunisian Investigation (2023)

7.5

A slow-burning genre hybrid that fuses police procedural with political allegory and supernatural thriller to unsettling effect

The Man Who Sold His Skin (2020)

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8.0

A Syrian man becomes artwork in this fascinating drama based on a true story

Incendies (2011)

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9.9

Part melodrama, part war thriller, Incendies is gorgeous and heartbreaking from the first scene

After Love (2020)

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8.8

A beautifully powerful and quietly moving film about things left unspoken

Cameraperson (2016)

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8.5

Singular, moving, and surprising—a must-see documentary that reflects on craft, memoir, and the quiet roles we play in our own lives and beyond

All or Nothing (2002)

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8.1

Mike Leigh goes all-in with this devastating drama

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