Libya (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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The Message (1976)

PG | 177 min | Biography, Drama, History

This epic historical drama chronicles the life and times of Prophet Muhammad and serves as an introduction to early Islamic history.

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka

Votes: 42,803

Lion of the Desert (1980)

PG | 173 min | Biography, Drama, History

In 1929, Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini appoints General Rodolfo Graziani as colonial governor to Italian Libya with orders to stamp-out all resistance from Libyan nationalists led by rebel guerrilla leader Omar Mukhtar.

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Rod Steiger, Irene Papas

Votes: 13,648

The Message (1976)

207 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of prophet "Muhammad" and the delivery of the message of God "Allah."

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Abdallah Gheith, Mona Wassef, Hamdy Gheith, Ali Achmed Taram

Votes: 7,107

Hondros (2017)
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Hondros (2017)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, War

HONDROS follows the life and career of famous war photographer Chris Hondros by exploring the poignant and often surprising stories behind this award-winning photojournalist's best-known ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Campbell | Stars: Pancho Bernasconi, Greg Campbell, Chris Hondros, Justin Merriman

Votes: 361

Somewhere Else Tomorrow (2014)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

A naive dreamer attempts to circumnavigate the world on his motorcycle, surviving only on the money he makes along the way.

Director: Daniel Rintz | Stars: Issa Breibish, Kristian Bruun, Megan Gay, Grant Johnson

Votes: 297

Benghazi: Beyond the Front Line (2013)

52 min | Documentary, Drama, News

A film about the peaceful struggle of those made invisible by violence.

Director: Nathalia Orozco

Votes: 6

Where Do You Hide the Sun? (1980)

94 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

Man of faith meets with a group of atheists .

Director: Abdallah Al-Mubahi | Stars: Nadia Lutfi, Nour El-Sherif, Heyam Abdullatif, Adel Adham

Votes: 22

Stronger Than Bullets (2017)

87 min | Documentary, Music, War

A defiant music scene erupts amidst the 2011 Libyan revolution to become the voice against tyranny and oppression - but as victory descends into conflict and chaos, the music goes silent. ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Millan

Votes: 35

Unspeakable Crime (2018 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary

In the shadow of an anonymous rooms, somewhere in Tunis, a man - Yasine - painfully utters fragments of words. Words that speak about an ancient, shameful, overwhelming wound: a rape, ... See full summary »

Director: Cécile Allegra

Freedom Fields (2018)

97 min | Documentary

An intimate look at post-revolution Libya through the eyes of an aspiring all-female soccer team, whose struggle to gain mainstream acceptance mirrors the broader challenges facing women in contemporary Libyan society.

Director: Naziha Arebi

Votes: 63

The Ambassadors (1976)

102 min | Drama

In the Goutte d'Or neighborhood of Paris, North African immigrants share a tiny apartment among their French neighbors. The two communities get along uneasily, their relationship rife with misunderstandings and mutual offense.

Director: Naceur Ktari | Stars: Sid Ali Kouiret, Jacques Rispal, Tahar Kebaili, Marcel Cuvelier

Votes: 15

Shadows of a Leader: Qaddafi's Female Bodyguards (2004)

57 min | Documentary

The documentary investigates the phenomenon of Qaddafi's elite female bodyguard corps and the tensions these women embody: tensions between Islam, modernisation in a nomadic society, a militarist feminism and an urban dictatorship.

Director: Rania Ajami | Stars: Rania Ajami, Muammar Gaddafi, Fatima Elalem, Muammer Ben Saed

Votes: 90

First to Fall (2014)

80 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

FIRST TO FALL follows a group of young civilian expatriate 'rebels' on their 8-month journey to liberate Libya, their home country. They give up comfortable, stable lives in order to take ... See full summary »

Directors: Rachel Beth Anderson, Timothy Grucza | Stars: Tarek Ben Kura, Muammar Gaddafi, Hamid Libya

Votes: 39

The Making of an Epic: Mohammad Messenger of God (1976 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

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Stars: Damien Thomas, Moustapha Akkad, Albert Blackshaw, John Bloom

Votes: 80

Saharan Diary (2012)

92 min | Documentary

The story follows a group of unlikely travellers as they travel overland to the Sahara. Along their route they learn as much about themselves as the people they meet. Set against incredible... See full summary »

Director: James Fair | Stars: Paul Hazell, Martin Robinson, Tom Robinson, Jack Robinson

Votes: 20

Diary from the Revolution (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, War

Diary From the Revolution is a riveting, close-up look at life in a Libyan militia, during and after the uprising that led to Gaddafi's fall. Capturing hum our and heartache, ... See full summary »

Director: Nizam Najar | Stars: Nizam Najar, Haj Siddiq, Osama Saddiq

Votes: 11

We Win or We Die (2011)

21 min | Documentary, Short, Action

February, 2011. The people of Benghazi revolt against the brutal regime of Moammar Gaddafi. Yet standing in the way of liberation is the 2-mile sprawling fortress known as The Katiba. ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Millan | Stars: Amir Masud, Matthew Millan

Votes: 7

Cydamus (2018)

35 min | Documentary, History

Cydamus "The legacy of Ghadames" A documentary film about Ghadames (it was also known as Cydamus) a large oasis city in northwest Libya.

Director: Hitham Sawie | Star: Ibtisam Alajeal

Votes: 11

I Can't Cry Much Louder Than This (2013)

12 min | Documentary, Short, News

The media and the internet bring us images of events from all corners of the world - but personal experiences are not connected with them. We are at once interconnected and disconnected. We... See full summary »

Director: Robert Cambrinus | Stars: Yousaf Raza Gillani, Barack Obama, Morgan Tsvangirai

Votes: 14

Naji's corpse (2018)

10 min | Short, Drama

Corporal Salem finds himself in a strange situation during an exploratory mission behind enemy lines to discover that the enemy bears a name that does not resemble the reality of wars.

Director: Raowf Baayou | Stars: Anwar Alteer, Khaled Gmati, Nedal Kahloul

Votes: 7

The Road (1975)

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Director: Yousef Shaaban Mohammed

The Uprising (2013)

78 min | Documentary, Action, News

The Uprising shows us the Arab revolutions from the inside. It is a multi- camera, first-person account of that fragile, irreplaceable moment when life ceases to be a prison, and everything becomes possible again.

Director: Peter Snowdon

Votes: 37

Hic Sunt Leones (2010 Video)

10 min | Documentary, Short, Action

Eight middle-aged bikers riding through Tunisian and Libyan stunning scenarios explain the profound meaning of traveling on two wheels.

Director: Raffaele Canepa | Stars: Roberto Boscolo, Angelo Buzzini, Roberto Crepaldi, Domenico Lavorata

The Random (2015)

20 min | Short, Drama

The Random a short film of 20 minutes addresses the issue has become very important in Libyan society after the revolution, an issue of exclusion and marginalization of the other and try ... See full summary »

Director: Osama Rezg | Stars: Muhanned Albahri, Wasef Alkhwelde, Nader Allulbi, Ramadan Almezdawi

Votes: 35

Al Emara (2015)

33 min | Short, Horror

Wesam is a Libyan young activist in the Libyan civil society who gets abducted, jailed, and tortured for talking on a TV channel about human rights in Libyan prisons in a country ... See full summary »

Director: Mouayed Zabtia | Stars: Ali Algdiri, Abdlatif Aljafri, Abdlhamed Altaib, Nedal Kahloul

Votes: 14

The Battle of Tagrift (1981)

92 min | Action, Drama, War

An epic war film about the battle of the Italian and Libyan armies.

Directors: Mahmoud Ayad Dreza, Khaled Mustafa Khushaim | Stars: Hamedah El Khogah, Ali Kadak, John Khogon, Al Amin Nassef

The Last Jews of Libya (2007)

50 min | Documentary

Isabella Rossellini narrates this memoir of the Sephardic Jewish population in North African prior to WWII.

Director: Vivienne Roumani | Star: Isabella Rossellini

Votes: 29

Libyan stories: Mission Impossible (2015)

17 min | Documentary, Short, History

Two young filmmakers are on a mission trying to break into the film industry but meanwhile it is Libya who is breaking down. How can they make films when the country is slowly sliding into civil war?

Director: Najmi Own

Prisoner and Jailer (2019)

15 min | Short, Drama, History

"Prisoner and Jailer" tells the story of two contrasting Libyans: a key official in the former regime and one of the most prominent figures of the post-revolutionary period in Libya. ... See full summary »

Director: Muhannad Lamin

Allah Akbar Win or Die (2011 Video)

11 min | Documentary, Short, History

In 2011, the Libyan people are forced to live with the consequences of a conflict. With exclusive footage of the siege of the rebel stronghold of Qaddafi 'Bab al Aziziya'.

Director: Elio Colavolpe

Home in Time for War (2014)

106 min | Documentary, History, News | Completed

Home in Time for War documents Mikael's first visit to his fathers home country during the middle of the 2011 Libyan revolution. Although war is the backdrop of the film the story focuses ... See full summary »

Director: Mikael Taib | Stars: Taha Elghanai, Mazin Ramadon, Mikael Taib, Safi-Adden Taib

BBC HARDtalk on the road in eastern Libya (2017)

Documentary, Short

HARDtalk is on the road in Eastern Libya. Benghazi, the country's second city Benghazi, has been torn apart by six years of war. After the fall of Gaddafi Libya plunged into anarchy, ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Bbc O'Reilly

Un seul retour (2002)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Nicolas Damuni

Generation Libya (2018)

91 min | Documentary | Completed

Young entrepreneurs in Libya battle it out to win 'Enjazi', the country's first ever nationwide start-up competition.

Directors: Oliver Cheetham, Osama Alfitory

Granny's Flags (2013)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Family

Haja Fatma, a mother to eight children, tells the tale of family life in Tripoli during the Libyan Revolution. Women, young and old, all contributed during these hostile months in their own... See full summary »

Director: Naziha Arebi

Tripoli Stories: Graffiti (2012)

4 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

After the Libyan Revolution, long suppressed feelings are appearing on building walls in Tripoli.

Directors: Asan el Gomati, Ibrahim el Mayet

Tripoli Stories: The Secret Room (2012)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Biography | Completed

Caretaker for the national museum of Libya had to live the 12 months of anxiety and turbulence during the revolution not just at home to protect his family but also at work to protect the ... See full summary »

Director: Ibrahim Y. Shebani

The Two Leaders (2020)

Drama, History

The Two Leaders , series Historical drama portrays the life of the Libyan activists Suleyman Albaruni and Bashir Alsaadawi through a distinct and new storytelling that is being narrated by Zaema Albaruni Suleyman Albaruni's daughter.

Stars: Ali Alshol, Abd Alhamed Altaib, Anwar Alter, Makram Alyaser

Libya, the Revolution and Me (2013)

82 min | Documentary, Adventure, History | Completed

The first dead body I ever saw, was the one from Muammar al-Qaddafi. My first encounter with the Libyan Revolution was when I was working for German TV. Since there is never enough time to ... See full summary »

A breath of water (2019)

71 min | Documentary

Mauro is a professional diver who works at great depths below oil platforms, in the middle of the sea. He must live in a small hyperbaric chamber for most of the year. In his spare time, he... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Cipriani

Sharing (2004)

85 min | Drama

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Director: Salah Ghwedr

Krvavé piesky Líbye (2013)

52 min | Documentary, Drama, War

A controversial story of a Slovakian-Libyan family in the middle of a civil war. Luba El Malaheg, Slovakian nurse, lives in Misrata and works in local hospital for over 20 years. The war ... See full summary »

Director: Ladislav Kabos

Ziu (2013)

17 min | Short, Biography, Drama

'Ziu' tells the true story of Libya's quiet revolutionary-the unlikely hero of a free people to whom he first gave belief. Ziu was in many ways an ordinary man. A middle aged diabetic. A ... See full summary »

Director: Bassem Breish | Star: Ayman al Huni

Win or Die - Voices from the Libyan Revolution

86 min | Documentary, Adventure, History | Post-production

'Win or Die - Voices from the Libyan Revolution' portrays moments in time in the Libyan Revolution, allowing viewers to observe Libyans from all walks of life during their struggle for ... See full summary »

Directors: Nicole Nagel, Lorenz Weber

Rebirth (II) (2013)

20 min | Short, News, War

A photographer, the trauma of war, the reassembling of reality through images we use to remember.

Director: Emile Dinneen

Emirate (2015)

33 min | Short, Action, Crime

Wesam is a Libyan young activist in the Libyan civil society who gets abducted, jailed, and tortured for talking on a TV channel about human rights in Libyan prisons in a country ... See full summary »

Director: Mouayed Zabtia

Libya in Motion (2015)

72 min | Documentary | Completed

From Tripoli to Benghazi, meet a grandmother sowing the national flag with relish, a young woman determined to become a film director, a fisherman philosopher, illegal migrants caught in ... See full summary »

Lorsque le destin s'acharne (1972)

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Director: A. Zarrouk

One King card (2017)

9 min | Short, Action, Comedy | Completed

Four militiamen are stuck in a building in the middle of a frontline, they decide to play a card game in which the person who is left with only king's card has to clear the first floor alone.

Director: Muhannad Lamin

Libyan stories: Drifting (2015)

11 min | Documentary, Short, History

Post Gaddafi, drifting cars become a national passion for young male Libyans. Mohamed loves his job in the BMW junkyard providing parts and mechanical advice to drifters. However the mix of... See full summary »

Director: Samer S. Omar

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