2023 MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIES & SERIES

Get ready to beat the heat with the hottest releases of the summer! From thrilling action to heartwarming romance, this season’s lineup of movies and TV shows, both Arabic and international, is sure to cool you down.

Arabic Movies

Beda’ Sa’at Fi Youman Ma (A Few Hours of a Certain Day)

Directed by Othman Abo Laban, this film adaptation of Mohamed Sadek’s acclaimed novel shares the same name. It’s got a star-studded cast that includes Mai Omar, Mohamed El Sharnouby, Hesham Maged, Hannah El Zahed, Asmaa Galal, and Mayan El Sayed.

Beit El Ruby (Ruby’s Home)

This highly anticipated romantic comedy directed by Peter Mimi marks the first collaboration between Egyptian stars Karim Abdel Aziz and Nour. Also starring Karim Mahmoud Abdel Aziz and Tara Emad, the movie promises to be both entertaining and heartwarming. Look out for Beit El Ruby in cinemas during the Eid al-Adha holiday.

El Gawahergy (The Jeweller)

After more than two decades since they last worked together, beloved actors Mohamed Henedy and Mona Zaki reunite on the big screen in the comedy, El Gawahergy. The film charmingly addresses relatable marital issues through the ups and downs of this couple’s marriage. The movie is written by Omar Taher and directed by Islam Khairy.

El Sarb (The Swarm)

Get ready for a powerful and gripping cinematic experience with El Sarb (The Swarm). Starring the talented Ahmed El Sakka and Hend Sabry, this long-awaited film is finally set to hit theatres this summer. Based on real-life events, El Sarb follows the story of the tragic killing of 21 Egyptians by ISIS, and the relentless pursuit of justice by the Egyptian authorities.

Shamarekh

Written and directed by the talented Amr Salama, this thought-provoking film explores the pressures of modern life through the story of a businessman who falls in love with a girl during a time of explosive force. Shamarekh’s impressive cast includes Asser Yassin, Amina Khalil, and Khaled El Sawy, among many others.

Tag (Crown)

Tag, the upcoming film series of superheroes from Egypt and the Arab world, is a thrilling adventure written by and starring the one and only Tamer Hosny. It is the story of twins, one of whom possesses magical superpowers. Directed by Sarah Wafik, Tag boasts an impressive cast that includes Sandy, Maged El Kedwany, Sawsan Badr, and Sherine.

 

International Movies

Barbie

Award-winning director Greta Gerwig returns with her latest imaginative creation, a high-concept film that follows the journey of the world’s most famous doll as she is exiled from Barbieland and thrust into the real world. With Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie in starring roles, this highly anticipated project promises to be a captivating and entertaining adventure.

Fast X

Directed by Louis Letterrier and featuring Vin Diesel, Fast X is expected to be the most explosive movie this summer. Although details about the plot are being kept under wraps, rumours says that the story revolves around the son of drug kingpin Hernan Reyes, who sets his sights on Dom Toretto, the main protagonist of the Fast & Furious franchise.

Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning (Part I)

After 27 years, Tom Cruise reprises his iconic role as Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible (Part I). The film welcomes back our favourite celebrities, including Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson, while Esai Morales delivers a compelling performance as the main antagonist.

The Equalizer III

Don’t miss the ultimate adrenaline rush with The Equalizer 3, as director Antoine Fuqua and superstar Denzel Washington team up once again for this thrilling vigilante movie. In this action-packed sequel, Robert McCall (played by Washington) finds himself in Southern Italy, only to discover that his closest allies are under the thumb of ruthless crime lords.

The Exorcist- Believer

Get ready for a spine-tingling terror fest with David Gordon Green’s latest thriller — a sequel to the 1973 classic. The film follows the story of a young girl who falls prey to a mysterious force, driving her mother to seek the help of two priests to save her. Ellen Burstyn and Leslie Odom bring their A-game to the cast, delivering a haunting performance.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Transported across the Multiverse, Miles encounters a team of Spider-People charged with safeguarding the fabric of reality. As a new peril emerges, conflicting ideas on how to confront it cause Miles to question his heroic values. The voice cast boasts an impressive lineup with Shameik Moore and Oscar Isaac.

 

Arabic Series

Leh Laa? (Why Not?) (Season Three)

Nadine Khan’s directorial savvy and Mariam Naoum’s writing prowess come together in Leh Laa, the blockbuster series set to return for a highly anticipated third season. This season explores the complexities of life after divorce and society’s views on women remarrying. The series grapples with the conflicting emotions of the main character, who opposes his mother’s marriage while accepting his father’s decision to remarry. This series promises to be exceptional, with a star-studded cast featuring Nelly Karim, Ahmed Tarek, Nadine Farouk, and Ameer Salah El Din.

Rivo (Season Two)

Following the success of Rivo’s Season 1, get ready to enjoy a captivating ride filled with enchanting nostalgia, wins, disappointments, and a journey through the ages in Season 2. This time, the 10-episode mini-series is directed by the visionary Yehia Ismail and written by the talented Mohamed Nayer. The cast includes Amir Eid, Tamer Hashem, Mina El Naggar, Sedky Sakhr, Amr Gamal, Rakeen Saad, Malak Elhusseiny, Hassan Abouelrouss, and Sarrah Abdel Rahman. This mesmerising production is brought to viewers by WATCH IT this summer.

Rose & Layla

Set in Cairo, the 10-episode series follows the hilarious misadventures of two financially strapped women who turn into private detectives and are portrayed by none other than Egyptian superstars Yousra and Nelly Karim. The series is a unique collaboration between British screenwriter Cris Cole and director Adrian Shergold. Produced by Maged Mohsen and Safa Aburizik, Rose & Layla is a first-of-its-kind series by MBC Studios, with international distribution being managed by Till Entertainment.

Safah El Giza (Giza’s Killer)

Prepare to be on the edge of your seat with the upcoming release of Safah El Giza, a thrilling mini-series inspired by true events. Starring Ahmed Fahmy, Rakeen Saad, Bassem Samra, and Salah Abdallah, the show follows the chilling tale of a serial killer based in Giza. Directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Hadi El Bagoury and co-written by Emad Mattar and Injy Abouelseoud, this highly anticipated series is set to be released soon on Shahid.

 

International Series

Judge Me Not

Get ready for an inspiring new series that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The show follows the story of Zelma Jay Johnson, a young and talented female lawyer who defies the odds by winning a court seat at the age of 31. But that’s just the beginning of her journey. Zelma must also navigate the challenges of mental health, a tumultuous relationship, and a complicated family dynamic. Created by the brilliant Lynn Toler, it stars the talented Chyna Layne.

Lupin (Season 3)

Get ready for the highly anticipated third season of Lupin! Created by George Kay and starring the talented Omar Sy, the show follows the daring exploits of Diop, one of France’s most wanted individuals. But is he a hero or a villain? That’s the question dividing the nation as he takes on corrupt officials and billionaires. Don’t miss a minute of the action and intrigue in Lupin (Season 3)!

The Walking Dead: Dead City

In The Walking Dead: Dead City, Maggie finds herself in a desperate situation as she sets out in search of her missing son in post-apocalyptic New York City. To increase her chances of success, she is forced to team up with Negan, a notorious bat-wielding killer with a dark past. Despite the presence of some familiar characters, this iteration of the Walking Dead offers a fresh and gritty take on the story. The show is co-created by Eli Jorné and Scott Gimple.

Xo, Kitty

Jenny Han, the creator of the popular romance film trilogy, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, has produced a spin-off series on Netflix titled XO, Kitty. The show follows the youngest member of the Covey family, played by Anna Cathcart, as she embarks on an unexpected journey to find love. The cast includes talented actors Anthony Keyvan, Minyeong Choi and Jocelyn Shelfo.