Israeli Movies and Series

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  • Yiddish

    Movie

    An expressive hybrid with roots in German, Hebrew, and Slavic languages, Yiddish has been shamed, banned, and nearly wiped out, but in fact it’s a vernacular with rich political, historical, religious, socio-economic and literary import. In Nurith Aviv’s unexpected, original documentary, seven yo...

  • Princess

    Movie

    *Parental Advisory: This film includes sensitive scenes including portrayals of violence and sex*

    In this bold, stunning film, 12-year-old Adar (Shira Haas, "Unorthodox", "Shtisel") and her stepfather (Ori Pfeffer, "The Testament") push their role-playing games into dangerous territory while he...

  • Moon in the 12th House

    Movie

    When a pair of estranged Israeli sisters—one who stayed at the childhood home to care for their debilitated father, the other who left for a new life in Tel Aviv—are reunited, they must come to terms with the circumstances that tore them apart.

    Directed by Dorit Hakim
    Israel, 2016
    Drama, Coming-...

  • Wedding Doll

    Movie

    WEDDING DOLL follows a young impulsive woman, Hagit, who dreams of love, marriage and freedom from the strict guidance of her mother, an overprotective divorcee. Hagit strikes up a relationship with her boss' son at the toilet paper factory where she works. While hiding the blossoming romance fro...

  • Provence United

    Movie

    Shlomi, the star player of a minor league soccer team, dreams of leaving his small hometown and playing for Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Unfortunately for him, his local team manager needs Shlomi to stay and help the team advance, in order to prove his worth to the league officials. When Maccabi Tel-Aviv sc...

  • The Matchmaker

    Movie

    Summer of 1968. Arik Burstein, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a mysterious matchmaker and Holocaust survivor. As Arik begins to learn the mysteries of the human heart through his work with Yankele, the disparate parts of Arik's life collide in unexpected, ...

  • Hats of Jerusalem

    Movie

    A visitor to Jerusalem is immediately struck by the incredible variety of people--of different ethnicities, nationalities and religions--who throng the narrow passageways of the old city. It soon becomes clear that specific groups within this crowd, almost all of whom sport headgear of varying sh...

  • African Exodus

    Movie

    Seeking safety and asylum, some 60,000 Africans have fled to Israel over the past decade. The country, founded as a haven for persecuted Jews in the aftermath of the Holocaust, has no policy, infrastructure or political will to handle this wave of migrants. 'African Exodus,' a documentary film by...

  • Dawn
    Movie

    Dawn

    Movie

    Autumn 1947: Elisha, a young Jew, learns that he has been chosen to kill the hostage John Dawson (Jason Isaacs, "Harry Potter"), a captain in the British Army occupying Palestine. Will Elisha, himself a survivor of the holocaust, be able to commit this irrevocable act?

    Based on the Novel by Elie...

  • Vasermil

    Movie

    Vasermil tells the story of three teenagers who live in a tough neighbourhood, growing up in an unforgiving environment, pinning their hopes on football as a way out. Shlomi, a pizza delivery boy, lives with his widowed mother, little sister, and step-father. Adiel, of Ethiopian descent, has to l...

  • The Investigation Must Go On

    Movie

    Police investigator Micha Stein receives a tip that a singer, Shalom Shalom, is responsible for a recent robbery. Stein, who is excessively ambitious, arrests Shalom. A cat-and-mouse follows with two equally stubborn men playing off the contradictions of the characters. A wedding photographer wit...

  • Bena
    Movie

    Bena

    Movie

    Amos lives alone with his schizophrenic teenage son, whom he refuses to intern in the psychiatry ward - he knows only too well how they treat their patients there. One day, Amos brings home a Thai young woman, an illegal alien called Bena. Amos hopes to find some "normality" through this female p...

  • She's Got It

    Movie

    In the town of Mitzpeh Ramon, afflicted by unemployment and closing factories, a security guard of an armored car and the owner of a local printing house join together in a sophisticated sting operation to switch the money, taken from an illegal Casino, to fake bills which they have printed in ad...

  • Undressing Israel

    Movie

    When many people think of Israel, it is often in terms of modern war or ancient religion. But there is much more to the Jewish state than missiles and prayers. In his debut as a documentary filmmaker, Michael Lucas examines a side of Israel that is too often overlooked: its thriving gay community...

  • Infiltration

    Movie

    Michael Aloni (Shtisel) stars in the story of one platoon at an Israeli army training base as they struggle through a 3-month boot camp for non-combatants during the hot summer days. Comprised of veterans from cooperative settlements, kibbutzes and towns, Ashkenaz Jerusalemites, new immigrants fr...

  • Longing

    Movie

    Ariel, a well-off, childless man gets a phone call from his college girlfriend. She needs to tell him a couple of very surprising things: first, when they broke up twenty years ago, she was pregnant and went on to have a lovely boy. The second thing will make Ariel explore the hidden aspects of p...

  • Shelter

    Movie

    Naomi, an Israeli Mossad agent (Neta Riskin, Shtisel) is sent to Germany to protect Mona (Golshifteh Farahani, Paterson), a Lebanese informant recovering from plastic surgery to assume her new identity. Together for two weeks in a quiet apartment in Hamburg, the relationship that develops between...

  • Live and Become

    Movie

    The magnificent, epic story of an Ethiopian boy who is airlifted from a Sudanese refugee camp to Israel in 1984 during Operation Moses. Shlomo is plagued by two big secrets: He is neither a Jew nor an orphan, just an African boy who survived and wants, somehow, to fulfill his Ethiopian mother’s p...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Dear Fredy

    Movie

    Fredy Hirsch was a proud Jew and openly gay man living in Nazi occupied Europe during WWII. At 19-year-old he fled from Germany to Czechoslovakia with the publication of the Nuremberg Laws. He began working as a sports teacher in a Jewish youth club, and soon became his students’ object of admira...

  • That Lovely Girl

    Movie

    Moshe and Tami are a couple, Moshe is in his fifties and Tami is in her early twenties. They live together in a cruel and violent relationship, from which Tami seems unable to set herself free. Tami and Moshe are father and daughter.

    Official Selection (Un Certain Regard) - Cannes Film Festival ...

  • The Testament

    Movie

    Yoel, a meticulous historian leading a significant debate against holocaust deniers, discovers that his mother carries a false identity. A mystery about a man who is willing to risk everything to discover the truth.

    Winner - Best Film | Haifa International Film Festival

    A Film by Amichai Green...

  • Amor
    Movie

    Amor

    Movie

    After spending time traveling in Europe, Daniel returns to a small Israeli village, where he learns that his childhood romantic partner has become paralyzed. This remarkable Israeli feature deals with the conflict between preserving religious traditions, and the freedom to dictate your own fate.
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