Movies: Best Movies in Hebrew(עברית)

Hebrew (Hebrew alphabet: עִבְרִית‎, ʿĪvrīt, pronounced (listen) or (listen); Samaritan script: ࠏࠁࠓࠉࠕ; Paleo-Hebrew script: ????????????‫????????) is a Northwest Semitic language within the Afroasiatic language family. It was natively spoken by the Israelites and remained in regular use as a spoken language by their longest-surviving descendants, the Jews and Samaritans, before dying out after 200 CE. However, it was largely preserved as a liturgical language, featuring prominently in Judaism (since the Second Temple period) and Samaritanism. Having ceased to be a dead language in the 19th century, today's Hebrew serves as the only successful large-scale example of linguistic revival. It is the only non-extinct Canaanite language, and is also one of only two Northwest Semitic languages still spoken, with the other being Aramaic. The earliest examples of written Paleo-Hebrew date back to the 10th century BCE. Nearly all of the Hebrew Bible is written in Biblical Hebrew, with much of its present form in the dialect that scholars believe flourished around the 6th century BCE, during the time of the Babylonian captivity. For this reason, Hebrew has been referred to by Jews as Lashon Hakodesh (לָשׁוֹן הַקֹּדֶשׁ‎‎, lit. 'the holy tongue'... ()

Hebrew is spoken in Israel and 1,233 movies (between 1913 and 2023) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in Israel (907). Popular genres for Hebrew movies are Drama (537), Documentary (220) and Comedy (207). Waltz with Bashir (2008), Invisibles (2014), Hunting Elephants (2013), Fill the Void (2012) and Foxtrot (2017) are among the best known & most successful Hebrew movies.

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Waltz with Bashir(2008)

3.9/5 (with 416 votes)

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.

Directed by Ari Folman


1h 32min
2.8/5 (with 2 votes)

Newly discharged from the Israeli Army, Ra'ed, a Bedouin from an unrecognized village in the Negev desert, is determined to save his family's failing herd of sheep, about to be sold. He plans to live off the herd by starting a roadside Bedouin hospitality restaurant.

Hunting Elephants(2013)

1h 47min | Comedy, Crime
3.3/5 (with 11 votes)

In this hilarious crime comedy, a gifted 12-year-old boy and three elderly men plan a bank robbery in order to seek revenge on the institution for cheating the youngster after the death of his father.

Directed by Reshef Levi - With Moni Moshonov, Patrick Stewart, Rotem Zissman-Cohen, Sasson Gabai, Yaël Abecassis, Gil Blank, ...

Fill the Void(2012)

| 1h 30min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 29 votes)

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.


| 1h 53min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 88 votes)

A troubled family must face facts when tragedy strikes their son's desolate military post.


2h | Crime, Drama
3.6/5 (with 33 votes)

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.

Directed by Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani - With Fouad Habash, Scandar Copti, Noa Lazar


| 1h 33min | Drama, War
3.2/5 (with 89 votes)

During the First Lebanon War in 1982, a lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town.

The Bubble(2006)

3.4/5 (with 25 votes)

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.


1h 22min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 16 votes)

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.

A Tale of Love and Darkness(2015)

1h 35min | Drama
2.8/5 (with 62 votes)

The story of young Amos Oz, growing up in Jerusalem in the years before Israeli statehood with his parents; his academic father, Arieh, and his dreamy, imaginative mother, Fania.

The Dealers(2012)

1h 41min | Drama, Comedy

The Dealers tells the story of Rami and Avishay, 27 years old friends that share an apartment in a small Jerusalem neighborhood. They spend their days smoking and playing in a soccer team with other losers, which its coach Zvika is determined to take the "Jerusalem neighborhood cup" with. In need for money they get entangled in a drug deal with Sagi, a local gangster, which forces them to learn the hard way about taking responsibility, loyalty, and friendship. The movie is a humorous view of the colorful, multi culture, unique and somehow funny Israeli society.

Super headphones | אוזניות תלת מימדיות(2021)

5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

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Clean Sweep(2001)

1h 30min | Drama, Comedy, Crime
1.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A stylish Israeli crime comedy, Mars Turkey tells the story of Reuven, a police captain in charge of protecting Shimon, the last remaining witness in a trial against crime-lord Patrick Sarusi. Seeing as how Patrick has managed to get to all the other witnesses, Reuven is so desperate to keep Shimon alive that he assigns himself to watch-duty, with the intention of never letting Shimon out of his sight. But as the trial draws near, events start spinning out of control when, in an act of desperation, Reuven sends his sexually frustrated mistress, Aya, to plant a bug in Patrick's apartment. Encouraged by Patrick's neighbor, Aya decides to confront Reuven about his sexual inadequacy and his vain promises to her about leaving his wife, just as Patrick slips out of house-arrest. Will Reuven be able to keep his mind on the job while his love life melts down in front of his eyes?


| 1h 24min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 27 votes)

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.

Directed by Eytan Fox - With Ohad Knoller, Lior Ashkenazi, Ola Schur Selektar, Oz Zehavi, Raffi Tavor, Shlomo Sadan, ...

Big Bad Wolves(2013)

| 1h 46min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller, Horror
3.4/5 (with 159 votes)

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.

Out in the Dark(2012)

| 1h 36min | Drama, Romance / Love, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 57 votes)

Two young men — a Palestinian grad student and an Israeli lawyer — meet and fall in love amidst personal and political intrigue.

Directed by Michael Mayer - With Jamil Khoury, Khawlah Hag-Debsy, Loai Nofi, Shimon Mimran, Michael Aloni, Alon Oleartchik, ...

Itzhak Has Corona(2021)

22min | Comedy
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The first corona patient - Yitzhak, is tired of being in quarantine so he decides that he can go outside. Meanwhile- the prime minister finds it out. What will he do?

The Bukharan(2021)

21min | Drama, Crime
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Thomas Davidov, a mafia worker, is treated badly by his boss (Nathan Malacki). Thomas will do anything to plan the BEST revenge he could possibly execute.

Walk on Water(2004)

1h 43min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 36 votes)

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.

The Last Picture Show in Bucharest(2020)

1h 15min | Drama

This saga unfolds at the 1955 Court Martial in which Israeli soldier stands accused of desertion, during which he made his way via Europe to the swamps of Vietnam, in search of justice - and revenge.

Once I Entered in a Garden(2013)

1h 39min | Documentary
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Fantasizes an 'Old' Middle East, wherein communities were not divided along ethnic and religious lines; a Middle East in which even metaphorical borders had no place.

Directed by Avi Mograbi - With Hiam Abbass

Watch Over Me(2010)

14min | Horror
2.4/5 (with 5 votes)

On completing his training in a secret elite army unit, Eitan is taken out by mates from the unit to celebrate. During a night of drinking in Tel Aviv he learns things about the unit and about himself that shake his world. An encounter with Shahar, who lives the way Eitan never dared, gives him a chance for a new beginning. But when he tries to go with the change, he discovers the ultimate price of his previous choices.

An American Hippie in Israel(1972)

| 1h 35min | Action, Comedy, Science Fiction
2.3/5 (with 7 votes)

Incited by a disillusioned young man who has decided to flee from civilization, a group of 4 people go searching for freedom and happiness on an isolated island . When their boat goes astray and they are left without food, their animal instincts take over, bringing the film to its catastrophic end.

Directed by Amos Sefer - With Asher Tzarfati

Three Sisters(1998)

1h 11min | Documentary

"Life has passed and we have achieved nothing" Thats's what Ester the youngest says. The eldest, Karola, keeps quite. Fruma, who is my mother, tries to write what she remembers. Three sisters in thier 70's, Holocaust survivors. More then 50 years have passed and still they can't talk of thier memories. This is a film about the trauma...


24min | Drama
2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

On a hot summer day, Anna embarks on a little journey in the deserted desert town she lives in. She tries to find a man to give her a comforting touch, even for a brief moment .

Directed by Or Sinai - With Evgenia Dodina, Miki Leon, Alon Dahan

Exodus 91(2023)

1h 30min | Documentary, Drama

Israeli diplomat Asher Naim travels to Ethiopia to act as negotiator for the release of 15,000 Ethiopian Jews, hoping to save them from a country plagued by famine and civil war. This seemingly altruistic mission, however, is thrown into doubt and skepticism when Naim begins to suspect the rescue mission might be a publicity stunt for his home country, and the Ethiopians wonder whether they have been little more than pawns. At the same time that the escalating situation on the ground becomes combustible, Naim’s crisis of faith grows.

My Lovely Sister(2011)

1h 31min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A love triangle between the primitively superstitious Rahma, her rude husband Robert, and the ghost of Rahma's beautiful sister Marie who died from the pain of banishment.

Directed by Marco Carmel - With Moshe Ivgy


1h 52min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 11 votes)

Set in Tel Aviv, focuses on an interconnected group of friends and their various relationships. At the center is the adorably bookish Omer, about to turn 30, who still hasn't found himself, and his free-spirited best friend Miki, who both end up inadvertently dating the same handsome journalist, Ronen.

Forever Pure(2016)

1h 27min | Documentary
3.4/5 (with 6 votes)

Beitar Jerusalem FC is the most popular team in Israel and the only club in the Premier League never to sign an Arab player. Midway through a season the club's owner, Russian-Israeli oligarch Arcadi Gaydamak, brought in two Muslim players from Chechnya in a secretive transfer deal that triggered the most racist campaign in Israeli sport and sent the club spiralling out of control.

Directed by Maya Zinshtein

Day After Day(1998)

1h 42min | Comedy, Drama
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

In spite of blood ties to both Haifa's Jewish and Arab populations, Moshe (Moshe Ivgy) leads a rootless existence. Grown weary of his impatient wife Didi (Keren Mor) and ambivalent about his needy young mistress Grisha (Natali Atiya), the only relationships Moshe doesn't complicate are with his devoted parents, Jewish Hanna (Meron) and Arab Yussuf, and with Jules (Juliano Mer), Moshe's ne'er-do-well childhood friend. But when Jules' real estate developer brother moves to buy a prized piece of property from the Arab side of the family, Moshe's divided ancestry is put to the test.

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