Top 10 awesome movies like Alexandria... Why? that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Alexandria... Why? and you can't get over how good this movie was. Now you want to watch more of such masterpieces. We have curated a list of similar movies which are created by the likes of Youssef Chahine, Naglaa Fathi and Ahmad Zaki . Here goes the list -

  1. 11 Sep
  2. The Road to Love
  3. The Silences of the Palace
  4. Dry Season
  5. Chronicle of a Disappearance
  6. The Secret of the Grain
  7. 14 kilómetros
  8. The Yacoubian Building
  9. Honey and Ashes
  10. El Medina
  1. 11 Sep

    11 Sep

    The effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are told from different points of view around the world.

    This movie, created by Youssef Chahine, Maryam Karimi and Mohamad Dolati, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  2. The Road to Love

    The Road to Love

    This romantic-kitsch story goes from Paris to Marseille, from Amsterdam to Morocco via Jean Genet's grave in Larache, and on to Tangiers. The movie tells the story of an Algerian-French heterosexual young man beginning a sociology study of gay islamic homosexualities and discovering gay love with a young French steward.

    This movie, created by Rémi Lange, Karim Tarek and Riyad Echahi, scores 6.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Amazon Prime Video.

  3. The Silences of the Palace

    The Silences of the Palace

    As she grows up, Alia (the daughter of housemaid Khedija) learns the secrets of the peaceful palace where she and her mother live.

    This movie, created by Moufida Tlatli, Hend Sabry and Ghalia Lacroix, scores 7.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  4. Dry Season

    Dry Season

    Chad, 2006. After a forty-year civil war, the radio announces the government has just amnestied the war criminals. Outraged by the news, Gumar Abatcha orders his grandson Atim, a sixteen-year-old youth, to trace the man who killed his father and to execute him. Atim obeys him and, armed with his father's own gun, he goes in search of Nassara, the man who made him an orphan. It does not take long before he finds him. Nassara, who now goes straight, is married, goes to the mosque and owns a small bakery. After some hesitation Atim offers him his services as an apprentice. He is hired then it will be easy for him to gun down the murderer of his father. At least, that is what he thinks...

    This movie, created by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Ali Barkai and Youssouf Djaoro, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Amazon Video.

  5. Chronicle of a Disappearance

    Chronicle of a Disappearance

    A Palestinian expatriate filmmaker (Elia Suleiman) documents the loss of national identity in Israel's Arab population.

    This movie, created by Elia Suleiman, Elia Suleiman and Nazira Suleiman, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  6. The Secret of the Grain

    The Secret of the Grain

    In southern France, a Franco-Arabic shipyard worker along with his partner's daughter pursues his dream of opening a restaurant.

    This movie, created by Abdellatif Kechiche, Habib Boufares and Hafsia Herzi, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Youtube, Google Play Movies and Amazon Video.

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  7. 14 kilómetros

    14 kilómetros

    Three people looking for a better life become stranded in the desert with little hope of survival in this drama from Spain. Buba (Adoum Moussa) is an auto repairman living in Niger with his brother Mukela (Illiassou Mahamadou Alzouma); their village is mired in poverty, and given Buba's talent as a football player, they decide to travel to Spain, where they believe Buba might have a shot at playing as a professional. Unable to travel legally into Europe, Buba and Mukela pay a smuggler $1,000 each for passage in the back of a panel truck into Algeria, where the can easily pass into Spain. En route, Buba and Mukela meet Violeta (Aminata Kanta), a teenage girl from Mali who is escaping an arranged marriage with a man she hates. During the trip into Algeria, the three begin to have doubts about the smugglers, and their fears become reality when they're dumped in the desert fourteen kilometers from their destination. Buba, Mukela and Violeta are told that they're only a four hour walk away from their destination, but without navigation tools they finds themselves lost in the sandy plains with no idea of how to make their way to civilization.

    This movie, created by Gerardo Olivares, Adoum Moussa and Aminata Kanta, scores 6.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  8. The Yacoubian Building

    The Yacoubian Building

    Meditations on corruption, fundamentalism, prostitution, homosexuality, and drugs in central Cairo.

    This movie, created by Marwan Hamed, Adel Imam and Nour El-Sherif, scores 7.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  9. Honey and Ashes

    Honey and Ashes

    "Honey and Ashes" tells the stories of three women from contemporary North Africa. Caught between tradition and modernity, they seek success in their lives and in their relationships with men. Although their age and social backgrounds differ, their paths cross, bringing to light the multiple obstacles which society has placed in their way.

    This movie, created by Nadia Fares, Nozha Khouadra and Samia Mzali, scores 7.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  10. El Medina

    El Medina

    A young Egyptian with acting ambitions leaves his country for France with dreams of becoming a movie star, much to the disgust of his father, who wants him to move to Saudi Arabia and get rich.

    This movie, created by Yusri Nasrullah, Bassem Samra and Ahmed Fouad Selim, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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