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Best Israeli movies

I'd be glad to recommend a few highly acclaimed Israeli movies. Israeli cinema is rich and

diverse, often dealing with themes of cultural identity, history, politics, and everyday life. Here are

some of the best Israeli movies,

1)"Waltz with Bashir" (2008): An animated documentary film written and directed by Ari Folman.

It follows Folman in search of his lost memories from his time as a soldier in the 1982 Lebanon

War. This critically acclaimed film won a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

2)"Foxtrot" (2017): This drama directed by Samuel Maoz and starring Lior Ashkenazi and

Sarah Adler explores a troubled family's experiences with the military service in Israel. It

won the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival.

3)"The Band's Visit" (2007): A delightful comedy-drama about an Egyptian police band

that ends up in a remote Israeli desert town. When they try to make the best of their

situation, poignant and hilarious moments ensue. The film was also adapted into a

successful Broadway musical.

4)"Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem" (2014): A compelling courtroom drama about a

woman's struggle to obtain a religious divorce from her estranged husband in Israel's

rabbinical court. The film has been praised for its sharp critique of the religious judiciary


5)"Beaufort" (2007): Directed by Joseph Cedar, this war film presents the story of Liraz

Liberti, the 22-year-old commander of Beaufort, and his troops during the last months of

their deployment before the withdrawal.

6)"Ajami" (2009): This crime drama depicts life in a neighborhood of Jaffa, where Jews,

Muslims, and Christians live side by side. It was nominated for the Best Foreign

Language Film at the Academy Awards.

7)"Yossi & Jagger" (2002): This touching romantic drama tells the story of two Israeli

soldiers who fall in love.

8)"Lebanon" (2009): Also directed by Samuel Maoz, this war film offers an inside look at

the 1982 Lebanon War, with the entire narrative set inside a tank.

9)"Zero Motivation" (2014): A unique, humorous look at everyday life for a unit of young,

female soldiers in a remote Israeli desert outpost.

10)"The Kindergarten Teacher" (2014): This film explores the story of a kindergarten

teacher who becomes obsessed with one of her students whom she believes is a child


Remember, the availability of these movies can vary by location and platform due to licensing

agreements. You can check your preferred streaming platforms to see if these movies are

available to watch.

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