Israeli Movies and Series

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  • Or
    Movie

    Or

    Movie

    Winner of the Camera d’Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, this Israeli classic follows down-on her-luck prostitute Ruthie (Ronit Elkabetz, "The Band’s Visit") and her 18-year-old daughter Or (Dana Ivgy). Or has tried many times to convince her mother to quit working the street, without success....

  • Mekimi
    1 season

    Mekimi

    1 season

    Based on the best-selling true story of Israeli star Noa Yaron-Dayan, watch the dynamic and engaging limited series MEKIMI now!

    Young TV star Alma seems to have it all, but inside she feels empty - until she falls in love with the aloof and mysterious Ben. As Ben is drawn towards a life of faith...

  • Zrubavel

    Movie

    A 12-year old's obsession with filmmaking brings his Ethiopian immigrant family's struggles to life in the powerful Israeli drama ZRUBAVEL, the award-winning debut film from director Shmuel Beru.

    Gite Zrubavel, a proud Ethiopian Jew, struggles to hang onto his traditions and control of his fami...

  • Red Cow

    Movie

    Benny’s hair is as red as the fur of her devout father’s treasured calf – which he believes will bring salvation. But the 17-year-old feels as lonely and trapped as the calf in its enclosure. Benny’s mother died giving birth to her, and she grew up alone with her caring yet patriarchal father. He...

  • Vertigo Dance Company

    1 season

    One of Israel’s premier contemporary dance troupes, Vertigo Dance Company has been wowing audiences around the world for nearly 30 years with their groundbreaking productions that candidly explore politics, sexuality, physical handicaps, and other socially salient topics, using visceral and athle...

  • The Shuk: Jewish Roots World Music

    1 season

    Having performed in over 30 countries worldwide, The Shuk uses music to connect people of all backgrounds through its diverse repertoire consisting of traditional, contemporary, ethnic, folk, sacred, jazz, Israeli, Jewish, Middle-Eastern and world music.

    Since 2008, The Shuk has performed at lea...

  • The Bentwich Syndrome

    Movie

    The saga of a restless and relentless Anglo-Jewish Family which according to its founding fathers, served as God's gift to Zionism, is exposed by the director, a member of the family himself, from an alternative humorous angle.

    Nominated for Best Documentary | Israeli Ophir Awards 2015

    Directed...

  • The Scribe

    Movie

    Kalman Delmoor Is an American born Scribe who sits in the Old City of Jerusalem at the Four Sephardic Synagogues. There he scribes, interacts with tourists, and runs workshops. He focuses his work on connecting content and imagery, micro and macro, in a smart and meaningful way that he hopes can ...

  • Love Life

    Movie

    From the Emmy Award-winning director of "Unorthodox"! Ya'ara has everything: She is pretty, happily married and has excellent prospects for a university career. Yet when she meets the much older Arie, a friend of her father, her perfect world falls apart. She succumbs to his fascinating, erotic a...

  • Holy Land Hardball

    Movie

    When Boston bagel maker Larry Baras wanted to create a professional baseball league in Israel, his idea was met with incredulity, dismissal and even hostility. He attempted it anyway.

    Among the ballplayers swept up in his unlikely quest: a 41-year-old father of three with a Peter Pan complex; a ...

  • Shoelaces

    Movie

    Beloved Israeli actors Dov Glickman (Shtisel), Evelin Hagoel (The Women's Balcony) and Nevo Kimchi (Footnote, Restoration) star in Israel's heartwarming, award-winning smash hit SHOELACES!

    SHOELACES tells the story of a complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs son. ...

  • To Take a Wife

    Movie

    Winner of the Audience Award at the 2004 Venice Film Festival, legendary Israeli actress Ronit Elkabetz (The Band's Visit) and her brother Shlomi direct and star in TO TAKE A WIFE, a story of tradition, love and fear of the future which takes place in Israel of the late 70’s.

    One night, Vivian’...

  • Odessa... Odessa!

    Movie

    Take a journey across three Odessas – from Odessa, Ukraine to “Little Odessa” New York and Ashdod, Israël – revealing the wanderings, hopes and illusions of the vanishing Odessa Jewish community.

    CICAE Arthouse Prize | Berlin International Film Festival 2005
    Cinmema du Réel Film Festival - Prix...

  • Avanim

    Movie

    Michal is a 30-year-old Israeli accountant, juggling the life of a wife, mother and career woman – while also cheating on her husband. One day, her life is shattered when she learns of the unexpected and tragic death of her lover.

    "Sensitive, edgy and totally original...this worthy, moving, and...

  • In Her Footsteps

    Movie

    In the dead of night, filmmaker Rana Abu Fraiha's parents left their house in the Bedouin village, Tel Sheva, and moved, perhaps 'fled', to Omer, a nearby Jewish town. For more than 20 years of life in Omer, Rana was convinced that she was like everyone else around them, till her mother became il...

  • Noa Baum: A Land Twice Promised

    Movie

    Beloved Israeli-born storyteller Noa Baum's dialogue with a Palestinian woman weaves together heartfelt memories to create a moving testimony that illuminates the complex and contradictory history and emotions surrounding Jerusalem, for Israelis and Palestinians alike.

    “The stunning result of B...

  • Tehilim

    Movie

    Nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, this taut drama set in a religious Jerusalem neighborhood bordering between a Hasidic zone and a non-religious area follows 16-year old Menachem Frenkel as he tests his independence - only to find conflict with his father, who wants t...

  • Yana's Friends

    Movie

    This beloved Israeli classic from director Arik Kaplun explores the lives of Russian immigrants who land in Israel during the time of the Gulf War and must wrestle with the problems of immigrants everywhere: language, culture, money, jobs and love. As Scud missiles fly overhead, the beautiful, pr...

  • Jaffa

    Movie

    Winner of Best Israeli Film at the Jerusalem Film Festival, Ronit Elkabetz stars in the beautiful story of two families from different worlds who must face their differences head on when they discover their twenty-something year old children have fallen in love and become pregnant.

    Starring Roni...

  • Box For Life

    Movie

    Noah Klieger is the last living survivor of the boxing team of Auschwitz and the oldest active journalist in the world. In between, he saw first-hand and survived many of the defining events of the 20th century, and some of the events he may have even steered a bit. 91-year old Klieger is a Jewis...

  • Hummus! The Movie

    Movie

    Travel around the world, across religious and cultural divides, to discover the origins of the nutritious chickpea dish, and meet a diverse group of hummus disciples, including those vying for the title of "World's Largest Serving of Hummus."

    A Film by Oren Rosenfeld
    Israel, 2016
    Documentary
    En...

  • Café Nagler

    Movie

    During the 1920s, Café Nagler was the hottest place in Berlin. Director Mor Kaplansky embarks on a journey to find out what’s left of the legendary café owned by her family. After discovering that family myths don’t always match historical facts, she attempts to re-create her family’s past togeth...

  • Be Fruitful and Multiply

    Movie

    Go deeper into the real-life world of "Unorthodox" in this critically acclaimed documentary that follows four Ultra-Orthodox women without the freedom to determine the course of their lives; instead they are dedicated to serving God via the womb - the perpetual cycle of pregnancy, birth and const...

  • Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story

    Movie

    People from all over the world have come to love Israeli writer Etgar Keret for his surreal short stories and his hilarious live performances. As The Guardian wrote: “Spending time with him is like entering the world of his stories: suddenly, everything seems slightly off-kilter, full of comic po...