STARZPLAY: Top ten picks for Ramadan 2019
STARZPLAY, the leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, welcomes Ramadan 2019 as it offers a selection of blockbuster Arabic movies, highly sought-after Anime titles while throwing into the mix some STARZ original series straight from Hollywood. A host of the latest Arabic movies with an additional range of popular cartoon titles are set to be perfect for those looking to bring the cinema home for relaxed family viewing. Here’s STARZPLAY’s top ten for your screens this Ramadan:
- Welaaneh (2016)
100 mins | Comedy | 15 | Arabic | Lebanon
Samar lives with her sisters and volunteers for the civil defence. She falls in love with one of her colleagues and tries to help him out when someone tries to steal his property.
- Youm Maloush Lazma (2015)
100 mins | Comedy | 15 | Arabic | Egypt
When a young man is rejected by his friend’s sister, their friendship becomes awkward.
- Captain Masr (2015)
93 mins | Comedy | 15| Arabic | Egypt
A young aspiring footballer is determined to fulfil his dream of becoming a star player for one of Egypt’s top football clubs – but is blissfully unaware of the troubles he’s about to encounter.
- Habbet Caramel (2018)
110 mins | Romance, Comedy | 15 | Arabic | Lebanon
Maya struggles with the effects of the caramel that gave her the ability to hear men’s thoughts.
- Sou2 Tafahom (2015)
120 mins | Comedy, Romance | 15 |Egypt
Lena, a fresh graduate from university, launches a small candy shop in Beirut and realises that her dream knight who broke into her life on a beautiful morning in spring by walking into her modest shop- holds behind him a story that will turn her life upside down.
Anime and Arabic Cartoons
- My Hero Academia (2018)
Season 3 | Comedy, Action, Animation | PG | Japanese
In a world where most of the population is gifted with special powers, a superhero-loving boy without any powers is determined to enroll in a prestigious hero academy and learn what it really means to be a hero.
- Attack on Titan (2013)
Seasons 1-3 | Action, Adventure, Animation | 15 | Japanese
Attack on Titan is set in a world where humanity lives inside cities surrounded by enormous Walls that protect them from Titans, gigantic humanoid creatures who devour humans seemingly without reason. The story centers around Eren Jaeger, his adoptive sister Mikasa Ackermann, and their childhood friend Armin Arlelt, whose lives are changed forever after the appearance of a Colossal Titan which brings about the destruction of their home town and the death of their mother. Vowing revenge and to reclaim the world from the Titans, Eren, Mikasa, and Armin join the Scout Regiment, an elite group of soldiers who fight Titans outside the Walls.
- Masameer (2007)
Season 1 | Comedy | 15 | Arabic
Masameer is a Saudi animated cartoon series, considered one of the most successful cartoon TV shows among viewers in the Arabian gulf countries and the Middle East.
- The Spanish Princess (2019)
Season 1 | Drama | R | English | US
Beautiful Spanish princess Catherine of Aragon navigates the royal lineage of England with an eye on the throne.
- White Princess (2017)
Season 1 | Drama, History | R | English | US
“The White Princess” charts one of the most tumultuous times in British history uniquely from the viewpoint of the women waging the battle for power.