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Famous Movies From Egypt

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List of popular movies from Egypt, listed by popularity with movie trailers when available. All prominent movies shot in Egypt are included. This list of famous films made in Egypt includes additional information about the movies, such as who directed them and what genre they are. Any top rated movies made in Egypt should appear on this list, with the most well-known ones at the top. The most popular cinema of Egypt is included below, so if you see a movie that's missing then it probably isn't very well-known.

A factual list, featuring movies like Control Room and Cairo Time. This list answers the questions What movies were shot in Egypt?"
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    11'09"01 September 11

    Ernest Borgnine, Tanvi Azmi

    Released2002

    Directed byAlejandro González Iñárritu, Claude Lelouch, Danis Tanović, Ken Loach, Amos Gitai

    11'09"1 September 11 is a 2002 international anthology film composed of 11 contributions from different filmmakers, each from a different country. Each gave their own vision of the events in New York...  more
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    Cairo Time

    Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig

    Released2009

    Directed byRuba Nadda

    "With her latest feature, Ruba Nadda delves into the emotionally fraught territory of the fleeting affair. In a tremendous performance, Patricia Clarkson plays Juliette, a magazine editor. Vaguely...  more
  • 3

    Sira` Fi al-Mina

    Omar Sharif, Faten Hamama

    Released1956

    Directed byYoussef Chahine

    Sira` Fi al-Mina is a 1956 Egyptian romance/crime/drama film directed by the acclaimed Egyptian film director Youssef Chahine. It starred Omar Sharif, Ahmed Ramzy, and Faten Hamama....  more
  • 4

    2026

    Ahmad Kamal

    Released2010

    Directed byMaha Maamoun

    2026 is a 2010 short film written by Mahmoud Osman and directed by Maha Maamoun....
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    La Tutf'e al-Shams

    Nadia Lutfi, Emad Hamdy

    Released1962

    Directed bySalah Abu Seif

    La Tutf'e al-Shams is a 1961 Egyptian romance film. Directed by the Egyptian film director Salah Abu Seif, this film is based on a novel with the same name written by the Egyptian novelist Ihsan...  more
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    Ayyamna al-Holwa

    Omar Sharif, Abdel Halim Hafez

    Released1955

    Directed byHelmy Halim

    Ayyamna al-Holwa is a 1955 Egyptian romance/musical film directed and co-written by the Egyptian film director and writer Helmy Halim. It starred Abdel Halim Hafez, Ahmed Ramzy, Omar Sharif, and...  more
  • 7

    A Bedu Girl in Love

    Samira Tewfik

    Released1963

    Directed byNiazi Mostafa

    A Bedu Girl in Love is a 1963 film written by Bahgat Kamar and Badr Nofal and directed by Niazi Mostafa....
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    Appointment with Love

    Abdel Halim Hafez, Emad Hamdy

    Released1956

    Directed byHenry Barakat

    Appointment with Love is a 1956 Egyptian romance/musical film directed and co-written by the Egyptian film director Henry Barakat. It starred Abdel Halim Hafez, Faten Hamama, Rushdy Abaza, Zahrat...  more
  • 9

    La Anam

    Omar Sharif, Emad Hamdy

    Released1957

    Directed bySalah Abu Seif

    La Anam is a 1957 Egyptian melodrama film. The film follows the intricate story of Nadia Lutfi, a daughter of divorced parents who suffers from Electra complex, which drives her to intervene in her...  more
  • 10

    Ard al-Salam

    Omar Sharif, Faten Hamama

    Released1957

    Directed byKamal El Sheikh

    Ard al-Salam is a 1957 Egyptian war/drama film directed by the Egyptian film director Kamal El Sheikh. It starred Omar Sharif and Faten Hamama. In this film, most of the characters speak Palestinian...  more
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    The River of Love

    Omar Sharif, Fouad el-Mohandes

    Released1960

    Directed byEzzel Dine Zulficar

    The River of Love is a 1960 Egyptian romance film starring Faten Hamama and Omar Sharif. The film is directed by the Egyptian film director Ezzel Dine Zulficar and based on Leo Tolstoy's novel, Anna...  more
  • 12

    A Difficult Mission

    Ola Ghanem, Saeed Saleh

    Released2006

    Directed byEhab Radi

    A Difficult Mission is a 2006 Egyptian film that raises the issue of trade of toxic pesticides, leading to cancerous vegetables. The film is directed by Ehab Radi and starring Majdi Kamel, Tarek...  more
  • 13

    Abdulla the Great

    Marina Berti, Gregory Ratoff

    Released1955

    Directed byGregory Ratoff

    Abdulla the Great, also known as Abdullah's Harem is a 1955 comedy film made by Misr Universal Cairo and Sphinx Films and distributed by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. It was directed and...  more
  • 14

    Sira` Fi al-Wadi

    Omar Sharif, Farid Shawqi

    Released1954

    Directed byYoussef Chahine

    Sira` Fi al-Wadi is a 1954 Egyptian romance/drama film directed by the acclaimed Egyptian film director Youssef Chahine and written by Helmy Halim and Ali El Zorkani. It starred Omar Sharif and Faten...  more
  • 15

    Tareeq al-Amal

    Faten Hamama, Rushdy Abaza

    Released1957

    Directed byEzzel Dine Zulficar

    Tareeq al-Amal is a 1957 Egyptian romance/drama film directed by the Egyptian film director Ezzel Dine Zulficar. It starred Rushdy Abaza, Shukry Sarhan, and Faten Hamama....  more
  • 16

    Appointment with Happiness

    Emad Hamdy, Faten Hamama

    Released1954

    Directed byEzzel Dine Zulficar

    Appointment with Happiness is a 1954 Egyptian romance/drama film directed by Ezzel Dine Zulficar. It starred Imad Hamdi and Faten Hamama. This film received an award from the Egyptian Catholic...  more
  • 17

    Sayyidat al-Qasr

    Omar Sharif, Faten Hamama

    Directed byKamal El Sheikh

    Sayyidat al-Qasr is a 1958 Egyptian romance film starring Faten Hamama and Omar Sharif. The film is directed by the Egyptian film director Kamal El Sheikh and written by Hussein Helmy Almohandes....  more
  • 18

    Bain el Atlal

    Emad Hamdy, Faten Hamama

    Released1959

    Directed byEzzel Dine Zulficar

    Bain el Atlal is a 1959 Egyptian romance film starring Faten Hamama and Emad Hamdy. The film is directed by the Egyptian film director Ezzel Dine Zulficar and based on a novel written by Youssef El...  more
  • 19

    Son of Babylon

    Bashir Al-Majid, Yassir Taleeb

    Released2009

    Directed byMohamed Al-Daradji

    Son of Babylon is a 2010 Iraqi drama film directed, produced and co-written by Mohamed Al-Daradji, Variety's Middle Eastern Filmmaker of the year 2010. The film was developed through The Sundance...  more
  • 20
    A Whisper to a Roar is a 2012 American documentary film made by Ben Moses and inspired by the work of Larry Diamond. The film chronicles the fight for democracy in Egypt, Malaysia, Ukraine,...  more
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    A Wife from the Street

    Nadia El Guindy

    Released1961

    Directed byHassan Al Imam

    A Wife from the Street is a 1961 film directed by Hassan Al Imam....
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    The Emigrant

    Michel Piccoli, Yousra

    Released1994

    Directed byYoussef Chahine, Sanou Kollo

    Al-Mohager is an acclaimed and controversial 1994 Egyptian film by Youssef Chahine. The release of this film, which is loosely based on the story of the Biblical Joseph, raised a storm of protest,...  more
  • 23

    Control Room

    Josh Rushing

    Released2004

    Directed byJehane Noujaim

    Control Room is a 2004 documentary film about Al Jazeera and its relations with the US Central Command, as well as the other news organizations that covered the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Made by...  more
  • 24

    Hob wa Dumoo`

    Faten Hamama, Ahmed Ramzy

    Released1955

    Directed byKamal El Sheikh

    Hob wa Dumoo` is a 1955 Egyptian romance/drama film directed by the Egyptian film director Kamal El Sheikh. It starred Ahmed Ramzy, Zaki Rostom, and Faten Hamama....  more
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    Abdu Mouta

    Dina Talaat, Sabry Abdel Monw Aom

    Released2012

    Directed byIsmail Farouk