Egypt

Films. On the big screen.

It’s true – films can be fun and frivolous. But as well as being entertaining, travel movies are also a gateway to knowledge. A country’s history, culture, and people come alive on the screen, giving you a window into new worlds. Begin your journey through film now.

Drama

Cairo 678 (2012)

Directed By Mohamed Diab

A drama about three women from different sectors of Cairo society who come together to fight against sexual harassment. Based on real-life cases that led to Egypt’s first anti-harassment laws, The Hollywood Reporter called it “blunt but powerful.”

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Drama

Cairo Station (aka The Iron Gate - Bab El Hadid) (1958)

Directed By Youssef Chahine

Considered one of the great achievements of Egyptian cinema, this comedy-drama was banned for years in Egypt but was re-released to international acclaim in 2010. The BBC described it as a “cinematic triumph.”

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Drama-Thriller

Clash (2017)

Directed By Mohamed Diab

Another political drama directed by Diab, The Clash explores the unrest following the army’s 2013 overthrow of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood party. The film is set entirely within the cramped confines of a police van.

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Drama

Cleopatra (1963)

Directed By Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Got four hours to spare for a Hollywood epic about the legendary Egyptian queen manipulating and wooing Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony?

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Drama

Death on The Nile (1978)

Directed By John Guillermin

Hollywood has frequently used Egypt as the backdrop for movies. Raiders of the Lost Ark is one example. Another is this all-star whodunnit based on an Agatha Christie book with Peter Ustinov as the eccentric investigator Hercule Poirot.

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Comedy-Drama

The Yacoubian Building (2012)

Directed By Marwan Hamed

This comedy-melodrama, based on a best-selling novel about life in a Cairo apartment building, was a hit with Egyptian audiences. Premiere magazine described it as a soapy but revelatory slice of modern Egyptian life.

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