Filming Location Matching "Saudi Arabia" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Approved | 228 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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100 Metascore

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 257,566 | Gross: $44.82M

2. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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72 Metascore

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

Votes: 80,390 | Gross: $48.17M

3. A Hologram for the King (2016)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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58 Metascore

A failed American sales rep looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his company's product to a wealthy monarch.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Tom Hanks, Omar Elba, Sarita Choudhury, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 38,734 | Gross: $4.20M

4. Wadjda (2012)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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81 Metascore

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd

Votes: 17,775 | Gross: $1.35M

5. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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65 Metascore

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

Votes: 31,906 | Gross: $2.67M

6. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

8.6
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Director: Ron Fricke

Votes: 34,973 | Gross: $1.33M

7. Born a King (2019)

103 min | Drama, History

7.5
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An extraordinary real life story set in 1919 , BORN A KING is a coming-of-age story about Faisal, a 14 year old teenage Arab prince who is dispatched from the deserts of Arabia to London by... See full summary »

Director: Agustí Villaronga | Stars: Abdullah Ali, Rawkan Binbella, Ed Skrein, Hermione Corfield

Votes: 1,739

8. The Perfect Candidate (2019)

104 min | Drama

6.2
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71 Metascore

A determined young Saudi doctor's surprise run for office in the local city elections sweeps up her family and community as they struggle to accept their town's first female candidate.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Mila Al Zahrani, Dae Al Hilali, Nora Al Awad, Khalid Abdulraheem

Votes: 425

9. Tash ma Tash (1992–2010)

25 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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Follows two guys and their adventures in Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia.

Stars: Abdullah Al-Sadhan, Nasser Al Qasabi, Abdullah Al Sinani, Fahad Olayan

Votes: 5,833

10. The First World War (2003)

500 min | Documentary, History, War

8.6
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A comprehensive survey of the history of World War I.

Stars: Jonathan Lewis, Voja Tankosic, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Andrée Bernard

Votes: 1,167

11. Barakah Meets Barakah (2016)

88 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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A guy from the middle class, meets a girl from A wealthy family, and they start a romance in a country that frowns upon it.

Director: Mahmoud Sabbagh | Stars: Hisham Fageeh, Fatima AlBanawi, Sami Hifny, Khairia Nazmi

Votes: 1,365

12. Journey to Mecca (2009)

45 min | Drama, History

6.2
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One of the greatest travellers in human history, twenty-one-year-old law student Ibn Battutah set out alone to Mecca from Tangiers in 1325 and returned to Morocco almost thirty years later.... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Neibaur | Stars: Chems-Eddine Zinoune, Hassam Ghancy, Essam Edriss, Nabil Elouahabi

Votes: 456

13. The Great Journey (2004)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Reda, a young French-Moroccan guy and his old father drive from the south of France to Mecca in order for the father to do his pilgrimage. At first distant, they gradually learn to know each other.

Director: Ismaël Ferroukhi | Stars: Nicolas Cazalé, Mohamed Majd, Jacky Nercessian, Ghina Ognianova

Votes: 2,300

14. Around the World in 80 Days (II) (1989)

49 min | Documentary

8.6
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Michael Palin attempts to copy the exploits of fictional character Phileas Fogg, by trying to travel around the world (without flying) in 80 days.

Stars: Michael Palin, Basil Pao, Chris Collins, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 1,538

15. The Life of Muhammad (2011– )

TV-PG | 180 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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A landmark documentary series examining the life of the Prophet Muhammad and the origins of Islamic faith.

Stars: Rageh Omaar, Tariq Ali

Votes: 296

16. Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

6.5
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45 Metascore

Morgan Spurlock tours the Middle East to discuss the war on terror with Arabic people.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Daryl Isaacs

Votes: 5,860 | Gross: $0.38M

17. One Day in the Haram (2017)

82 min | Documentary

7.7
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The story of The Haram, in Makkah, told through the eyes of the workers.

Director: Abrar Hussain | Stars: Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, Abdul Majid Alotaibi, Bandar Al Amro, Ali Jaber Hassan

Votes: 105

18. Oudah

15 min | Short, Drama

A young man's car breaks down on his way to the city, which forces him to take a ride with an unknown woman that works in someplace close to his hometown .

Director: Anas Alhumaid | Stars: Wael Ghobaish, Razan Tariq

19. Gift of the Hoopoe (2009)

G | Animation, Short

6.6
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Propelled through a magical fantasy world of imagination, two children learn how little changes in their lives can lead to great things in their future. A collection of fables teaches the ... See full summary »

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman | Stars: Sadiq Al-Dubais, Aber Al-Jendi, Abd Al Nasser Al-Zayer, McKyley Bork

Votes: 46

20. Is Sumiyati Going to Hell? (2016)

Short, Drama

6.5
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As told through the perspective of Layan, the youngest child of a family, the story centers on a maid named Sumyati. She has to navigate and survive a horrible job due to her racist employers.

Director: Meshal Aljaser | Stars: Saryah Alashek, Meshal Aljaser, Eman Alosaimi, Ibrahim Alruwaished

Votes: 914

21. Saudi Women's Driving School (2019 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary

6.4
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Saudi women embrace a new way of life and the freedom that comes from being behind the wheel when they are allowed to drive legally for the first time.

Director: Erica Gornall | Stars: Amjad Alamri, Laijad al Hathloul, Shahad al Humaizi, Sarah Saleh

Votes: 98

22. Roll'em (2019)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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When an aspiring filmmaker tries to make a project about Jeddah little does he know what the beloved city means to him until stumbling upon an underrated maven cinematographer living in a country without cinema.

Director: Abdulelah Alqurashi | Stars: Khaled Yeslam, Sarah Taibah, Shaher Al Qurashi, Fatima Husein

Votes: 46

23. The Blue Whale (2019)

15 min | Short, Horror

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Director: Fahad Olayan | Stars: Jillian Attiyah, Pedro Flores, Brian Eric Johnson, Ethan Zvi Kaplan

24. The Siege of Mecca (2018)

75 min | Documentary

7.4
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On November 20, 1979 at 5:30 AM, hundreds of armed men take over the Grand Mosque of Mecca, transforming the holiest shrine of Islam into a fortress and a trap for almost 100.000 pilgrims inside. This is the beginning of the SIEGE OF MECCA.

Director: Dirk K. van den Berg | Stars: Turki Al-Faisal, Madawi Al-Rasheed, Tim Barger, Paul Barril

Votes: 33

25. Seven Wonders of the World (1956)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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Lowell Thomas searches the world for natural and man made wonders and invites the audience to try to update the ancient Greek list of "Seven Wonders of the World."

Directors: Tay Garnett, Paul Mantz, Andrew Marton, Ted Tetzlaff, Walter Thompson, John Farrow | Stars: Lowell Thomas, Paul Mantz, Claude Dauphin

Votes: 95 | Gross: $32.10M

26. Junoon (2020)

Adventure, Horror, Thriller

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A wannabe vlogger travels from Saudi Arabia with his wife and best friend all the way to Southern California, wishing for some great paranormal footage. When their wish comes true, will they know when to turn the cameras off and flee?

Directors: Maan B., Yaser B. | Stars: Saleh Alem, Ida Alkusay, Maan B., Khairia Nazmi

27. Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet (2002)

PG | 116 min | Documentary

7.8
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Tells the story of the seventh century prophet who changed world history in 23 years, and continues to shapes the lives of more than 1.2 billion people. The film takes viewers not only to ... See full summary »

Directors: Omar Al-Qattan, Michael Schwarz

Votes: 751

28. WWE Greatest Royal Rumble (2018 TV Special)

TV-PG | 300 min | Action, Sport

5.9
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Following an agreement between His Excellency Turki Al Sheikh and WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia invites the WWE Universe to the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Stars: Adam Scherr, Brock Lesnar, A.J. Styles, Colby Lopez

Votes: 330

29. The Bliss of Being No One (2016)

26 min | Short, Drama

7.8
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The unexpected encounter of a young man who lost his family with a one-eyed old man.

Director: Bader Alhomoud | Stars: Ibrahim Al-Hasawi, Mishal Almutairi

Votes: 183

30. There Are Still Slaves in the World (1964)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

5.6
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The film documents modern slave trade through a number of Arabian and African countries, under muslim rule. The filming was conducted both in public places, and sometimes with the use of ... See full summary »

Directors: Maleno Malenotti, Roberto Malenotti, Folco Quilici | Stars: Robert Lamoureux, Robin Maugham, Allen Swift

Votes: 63

31. WWE Crown Jewel (2019 TV Special)

TV-PG | 216 min | Action, Sport

5.4
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The superstars of WWE return to Saudi Arabia to see who is the best wrestlers around.

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Brock Lesnar, Cain Velasquez, Colby Lopez, Windham Rotunda

Votes: 147

32. Al Theeb Fi Al Qaleeb (2019)

120 min | Comedy

7.3
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In a comic framework, an accountant is accused of embezzlement and finds himself forced to facing his family members 'contradictory positions on the case while trying to prove his innocence.

Stars: Abdullah Al-Mozaini, Habeeb Habeeb, Nasser Al Qasabi, Abdullah Al Sinani

Votes: 11

33. Last Visit (2019)

76 min | Drama

7.4
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During a trip with Waleed, his adolescent son, a middle-aged father, Nasser, receives news of his father's serious illness. He turns in the direction of his rural hometown south of Riyadh. ... See full summary »

Director: Abdulmohsen Aldhabaan | Stars: Osama Alqess, Abdullah Alfahad, Fahad Alghurariy, Shojaa Nashat

Votes: 19

34. No Filter (2019)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Zara Al-Bloushi, Abdullah Al-Sadhan, Mohammad Alqass, Abdelaziz El Mobdel

35. Desert Seas (2011 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

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Sir David Attenborough unveils the two stunning underwater realms of Saudi Arabia - the flamboyant Red Sea and the contrasting hot muddy Gulf, capturing for the first time the rare event of Palolo worms spawning at night.

Directors: Simon Nash, Dominic Weston, Mark Wheeler | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 45

36. A Sinner in Mecca (2015)

79 min | Documentary

4.4
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68 Metascore

For a gay filmmaker, filming in Saudi Arabia presents two serious challenges: filming is forbidden in the country and homosexuality is punishable by death. For filmmaker Parvez Sharma, ... See full summary »

Director: Parvez Sharma

Votes: 323

37. The Big Battalions (1992– )

360 min | Drama

8.7
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The Big Battalions tells the story of three families, Christian, Muslim and Jewish, and moves between Britain, Ethiopia, Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Brian Cox, Jane Lapotaire, Siobhan McCarthy

Votes: 13

38. Echoes of the Invisible

Documentary

Explorers embark upon seemingly impossible journeys into the most extreme environments on Earth to find the connective tissue between all things seen and unseen.

Director: Steve Elkins | Stars: Al Arnold, Rachel Sussman, Paul Salopek, Anil Ananthaswamy

39. Goin South (2019)

14 min | Short, Drama

7.5
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A newlywed couple find themselves outside their comfort zones goin' south.

Director: Mohammed Alhamoud | Stars: Fatima AlBanawi, Ayman Mutahar

Votes: 6

40. Cinema 500 km (2006)

45 min | Documentary

7.2
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From the only country in the world with no cinema theaters, a movie young fan crosses borders for the first time ever so he can watch a movie in a cinema for the first time.

Director: Abdullah Al-Eyaf | Stars: Bassam Al-Enazi, Tariq Al-Husaini, Tariq Al-Khawaji, Ala Al-Mctoom

Votes: 118

41. Bullet Points (2010– )

26 min | Sport

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Stars: Louise Beckett, Micky Beisenherz, Geoffrey Bell, Amanda Champagne

43. Bob Hope's Christmas Cheer from Saudi Arabia (1991 TV Special)

90 min | Comedy

6.8
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Three years after taping his previous show in the Persian Gulf, Bob Hope returns to the front line to put on another USO Christmas extravaganza, this time in Saudi Arabia for US Troops ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Johnny Bench, Khrystyne Haje, Dolores Hope

Votes: 9

44. WWE Super Show-Down (2019 TV Special)

TV-PG | 230 min | Action, Sport

4.9
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Taken place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, superstars from both Smackdown and Raw fight each other to show who is the best.

Stars: Joe Anoa'i, Mark Calaway, Michael Coulthard, Fergal Devitt

Votes: 173

45. Exit 5

61 min | Drama

Recently divorced Sara decides to pursue her education abroad. Living in a conservative society, her parents refuse for her to do so until she is married once again. So she decides to search for a husband in order to travel.

Director: Khaled Nadershah | Stars: Summer Shesha, Khairia Nazmi, Aziz Gharbawi, Saleh Al Khalaqi

46. Sadeya Left Sultan (2019)

30 min | Short, Drama

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After his marriage is over, Sultan is desperate to meet his daughter. The unlikely discovery of a puppet, Sadeya, sets a plan in motion. He brings her to life, and reaches his daughter with its help. But one day, the puppet leaves him.

Director: Jawaher Alamri | Stars: Khaled Yeslam, Naif Aldufairi, Saleh Alkhalagi, Sarah Alshareef

47. Menahi (2008)

100 min | Comedy

6.4
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Menahi is a Saudi Bedouin young man, single and living with his old mother. He is a simple, spontaneous and kind-heart man, instinctive and adhering to the ethics of the environment from ... See full summary »

Director: Ayman Makram | Stars: Fayez Al-Malki, Mona Wassef, Abdel Imam Abdullah, Reem Abdel Aziz

Votes: 19

48. Maximum Exposure (2000–2002)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Reality-TV

7.7
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"Maximum Exposure" is a reality-based show airing funny home video clips. What makes "Max-X" unique is its surfer-voiced narrator and weekly themed episodes.

Stars: Michael Griffin, Cam Brainard, Rich Hopkins

Votes: 189

49. Just Like Us (I) (2010)

R | 72 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.0
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49 Metascore

Through the art of stand-up comedy in four countries in the Middle East, this documentary uproots the widely held misconception that Arabs have no sense of humor.

Director: Ahmed Ahmed | Stars: Ahmed Ahmed, Ted Alexandro, Sherif Azab, Whitney Cummings

Votes: 142

50. Saudi's Secret Uprising (2014)

50 min | Documentary

5.2
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In Saudi Arabia's oil-rich Eastern province, a 3-year uprising has been raging, hidden from the world. With unprecedented access to activists' own footage, this report offers an unfiltered ... See full summary »

Director: Safa Al Ahmad | Stars: Safa Al Ahmad, Mansour Alturki, Toby Matthieson, Morsi Ribh

Votes: 18


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