5 Recent Releases From Saudiwood You Need To Add To Your Eid Binge-Watching List


Dive into the world of “Saudiwood” with these top picks for your binge-watching list. From captivating dramas based on true stories to hilarious comedies, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So grab your popcorn and enjoy the finest that the kingdom has in store.

1. Within Sand

A lot of international films were shot in the stunning locale of NEOM. Within Sand is the first Saudi movie to be shot in the place. With an all-Saudi cast leading the way, this gripping tale of survival is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

2. Sattar

Sattar is the highest-grossing Saudi movie of all time. The movie is a laugh riot that revolves around a man who follows his childhood passion for freestyle wrestling.

3. Horizon

If you’ve loved BBC’s Planet Earth, then for sure you’re going to love this. This Netflix documentary puts the spotlight on Saudi Arabia’s natural side. You’ll be surprised by the sheer diversity of the country.


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4. From the Ashes

Khalid Fahad’s “From the Ashes” is based on the true story of a tragic fire at a girls’ school in Saudi Arabia. According to a report in Scene Now, the movie hit Netflix’s top 10 non-English film lists in 37 countries around the world. That’s a first for a Saudi movie.


Step into the enchanting world of “HWJN,” adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name that has been dubbed the Saudi version of “Twilight.” The movie was released back in January, but it’s still running in Saudi cinemas. That should tell you how much it is loved in the country.


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