Updated: Aug 19, 2019
Are you looking for Middle Eastern movies to watch on Netflix? Surprisingly, there’s quite a variety available! You'll need a paid subscription to watch these films ($8.99/month).
See the short list down below of Middle Eastern movies showcased on Netflix. They range from romantic comedies to drama and everything in between.
Here's a trailer of "Very Big Shot" which stars Alain Saadeh, Fouad Yammine and Wissam Fares.
About this film: "Intending to smuggle drugs across the borders, a small-time Lebanese drug-dealer slyly manipulates public opinion with the help of an underrated filmmaker."
Although not technically Middle Eastern, A Separation is an very popular Iranian film that has won an Academy Award in 2012 for Best International Film.
About this film: "Set in contemporary Iran, A SEPARATION is a compelling drama about the dissolution of a marriage. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. Simin sues for divorce when Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father. Her request having failed, Simin returns to her parents' home, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader. When Nader hires a young woman to assist with his father in his wife's absence, he hopes that his life will return to a normal state. However, when he discovers that the new maid has been lying to him, he realizes that there is more on the line than just his marriage." Read what the critics are saying!
A short list of Middle Eastern Comedies on Netflix:
Savage Raghda (2018)
The Ant’s Scream
From japan to Egypt
It’s Okay, Buddy
Hajwala2 Mysterious Mission
My Wife and My Wifey
Sameer Abu Alneel
Barakah Meets Barakah
30 Days of Luxury
A short list of Middle Eastern Drama Movies on Netflix:
The Right One
The Republic of Imbaba
The Thief and the Imbecile
Roh’s Beauty - Starring Haifa Wehbe
Rattle the Cage
Very Big Shot
Do you have a favorite Middle Eastern film? If so, share your thoughts with us in the comments section below! One of my all time favorites is the Lebanese movie, Caramel! Unfortunately it's not currently available on Netflix, but you can watch it here on Amazon Prime Video.