Israeli Movies and Series

  • Fig Tree


    Ethiopian-Israeli writer-director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian makes a startlingly confident feature debut with this story of lives torn asunder by civil war. Set in Addis Ababa in 1989, Fig Tree follows a teenage girl's harrowing coming of age.

    Mina is 16 years old. The Ethiopian Civil War has been und...

  • There Are No Lions in Tel Aviv


    In 1935, Max Shorenstein left his honorable position as chief Rabbi of Copenhagen, to fulfill a longtime dream: to build a zoo in Tel Aviv and teach the local children about the love of animals. Against all odds, the Tel Aviv Zoo became the city’s greatest attraction .Yet envy, greed and corrupti...

  • Mish Mish


    In a basement near Paris, unearth a recently discovered treasure-trove of Egyptian animated films from the Frenkel brothers: three exceptional young filmmakers and creators of Mish-Mish Effendi, the Mickey Mouse of the entire region, revealing an Arab-Jewish golden age erased from the pages of hi...

  • 21 Days Inside


    This unique documentary uses police archives, reenactments and animation to reveal the story of a Bedouin woman whose life is changed forever when her two-year old toddler is found at the bottom of a well in the Negev Desert. During 21 days of detention and interrogation, police officers exploit ...

  • Rabin, The Last Day
    Movie + 2 extras

    Rabin, The Last Day

    Movie + 2 extras

    For many Israelis, the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 marked a grim turning point for their country. In the words of the commission set up to investigate the murder, “Israeli society [would] never be the same again. As a democracy, political assassination was not part of ou...

  • Doubtful


    Assi (Ran Danker), a Tel-Avivian screenwriter stuck in his life, is sentenced to community service. His task — teaching cinema to disadvantaged teenagers in the southern city of Beersheba. As he pushes the group to open up, a special bond develops between Assi and his students as both sides are f...

  • Alila


    Warning - Contains Sexual Content | In Alila, director Amos Gitai (Kedma, Kadosh), "Israel's one-man new wave," (The Village Voice) has created an "engaging, subtly arresting drama" (Time Out New York) that examines the lives of a half dozen residents of a run-down Tel-Aviv apartment building. Th...

  • King Bibi
    Movie + 1 extra

    King Bibi

    Movie + 1 extra

    KING BIBI explores Benjamin Netanyahu's rise to power, relying solely on archival footage of his media performances over the years: from his days as a popular guest expert on American TV, through his public confession of adultery, and his mastery of the art of social media. From one studio to ano...

  • An Average Story


    When Avi Cohen is told by the Central Bureau of Statistics that he is the most average man who ever lived, his life is turned upside down.

    "Wry and funny!"- Washington City Paper

    Directed by Yaniv Segalovich
    Israel, 2016
    Comedy, Shorts, Israeli Culture
    Hebrew (with English subtitles)
    18 minutes

  • Divine Intervention


    In this comic masterpiece, director Elia Suleiman utilizes irreverence, wit, mysticism and insight to craft an intense, hallucinogenic and extremely adept exploration of the dreams and nightmares of Palestinians and Israelis living in uncertain times.

    Certified "Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes!
    New Yo...

  • A Lullaby for the Valley


    Acclaimed Israeli artist Elie Shamir paints the view from his studio balcony – fields stretching to the horizon, ancient oak trees, and a generation of farmers that is disappearing from the vistas of the Jezreel Valley. His large oils are treasured by collectors worldwide. It was director Ben Sha...

  • Menachem Begin: Peace and War

    Movie + 1 extra

    This powerful film was produced in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt and presents a surprising and unfamiliar portrait of Israel’s sixth prime minister. Menachem Begin led Israel for six dramatic and tumultuous years, which produced waves that are ...

  • Red Leaves


    Meseganio Tadela immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia with his family 28 years ago and chose to zealously retain his Ethiopian culture. He belongs to a rapidly disappearing generation. Tadela sets out on a journey through his children's homes after losing his wife. Coming to know some of life's har...

  • Golda
    Movie + 1 extra


    Movie + 1 extra

    Shortly before her passing, Golda Meir was interviewed for the Israeli television. After the shooting ended the cameras kept rolling, recording an intimate talk with the first and only woman to ever rule Israel. As she lit one cigarette off the other, Golda spoke freely, pleading her case for her...

  • Colliding Dreams


    Award-winning filmmakers Joseph Dorman and Oren Rudavsky recount the dramatic history of one of the most controversial, and urgently relevant political ideologies of the modern era. The century-old conflict in the Middle East continues to play a central role in world politics. And yet, amidst thi...

  • Asia



    Golden Globe nominee Shira Haas ("Unorthodox", "Shtisel") stars in this powerful story about a mother-daughter relationship which celebrates the preciousness that comes out of adversity. Asia (Alena Yiv) is a single mother to 17-year-old Vika (Shira Haas). Vika's deteriorating health urges Asia t...

  • The Prime Ministers

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    Extended by Popular Demand! | ChaiFlicks is very proud to present THE PRIME MINISTERS, a new limited series of seven critically acclaimed films highlighting the lives of Israel’s iconic Prime Ministers.

    The seven films (and exclusive bonus content) will premiere starting June 15th, with new film...

  • Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

    Movie + 1 extra

    BEN-GURION, EPILOGUE brings to life a lost interview with one of modern history's greatest leaders, David Ben-Gurion. It is 1968, he is 82 and lives in the desert. Ben-Gurion's introspective soul-searching provides a surprising vision for crucial decisions Israel needs to make today. At the time ...

  • Time of Favor


    Winner of Six Israeli Academy Awards including Best Picture! The debut film from filmmaker Joseph Cedar ("Norman", "Footnote", "Beaufort", "Our Boys"), "Time of Favor" weaves an intricate tale of passion, loyalty and conspiracy amidst the contemporary political powder-keg and timeless austere bea...

  • The Syrian Patient


    Under cover of darkness soldiers transfer wounded Syrians into Israel. Military ambulances bring these unknown wounded from the Syrian border. Most of them are unconscious. Maged has lost the lower part of his face. He is brought immediately to the operating room of Dr. Eyal Sela, the director of...

  • A Matter of Size


    A Matter of Size is an Israeli comedy (yes, comedy!) like nothing you’ve seen before, a hilarious and heart-warming tale about a coming out of a different kind: four overweight guys who learn to love themselves through the Japanese sport of sumo wrestling!

    Herzl (Itzik Cohen) has been struggling...

  • My Father, My Lord


    The leader of a small ultra-orthodox community in Tel Aviv, Rabbi Abraham Edelman (Assi Dayan, the star of Israel's "In Treatment") is absolutely inflexible about doctrine. It's a trait that has won him no shortage of respect from his peers, but it's beginning to cause conflict with his son (Ilan...

  • Hagiga: The Story of Israeli Cinema

    1 season

    This milestone documentary series challenges the way we think about the history of Israeli cinema. Combining hundreds of interviews captured over two years with rare archival footage from behind the cameras, the series follows Israeli cinema from the 1960s up to these days, investigates the key f...

  • Watermarks


    Yaron Zilberman's "wonderful, heartwarming" (LA Times) film Watermarks narrates the story of the champion women swimmers of the legendary Vienna sports club Hakoah. Founded in 1909 in response to the notorious Aryan Paragraph, which forbade most Austrian sports clubs from accepting Jewish athlete...