The best movies directed by Menahem Golan

List of the 10 best movies directed by Menahem Golan, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
The Forbidden Dance
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The Forbidden Dance

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ilmed during the Lambada dance craze (if there really ever was one), this film tries to have a social conscience. A princess (Laura Herring) in the Amazon rain forests tries to fight a conglomerate threatening the forests by going to Los Angeles. There she links up with a rich kid (Jeff James) who tells her that she must get on tv to succeed with her mission. Quick as a wink the two come up with the idea of winning a lambada dance contest that is getting tv attention. Sid Haig also co-stars as a witch doctor who accompanies the princess and provides some humor.

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The Last American Virgin
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The Last American Virgin

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he friendship of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized by a romantic interest which may turn pals into bitter rivals.

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52 Pick-Up
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52 Pick-Up

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arry Mitchell is a successful Los Angeles manufacturer whose wife is running for city council. His life is turned upside down when three blackmailers confront him with a video tape of him with his young mistress and demand $100,000. Fearing that the story will hurt his wife's political campaign if he goes to the police, Harry pretends that he will pay the men, but does not follow through.

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Private Popsicle (Sapiches)
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Private Popsicle (Sapiches)

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hose Lemon Popsicle boys are at it again!..Naughtier than ever in...

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The Hanoi Hilton
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The Hanoi Hilton

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ionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of American servicemen who are prisoners at the detention camp. He assumes command after Cathcart (Lawrence Pressman) is dragged off to be tortured.

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Operation Thunderbolt (Mivtsa Yonatan)
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Operation Thunderbolt (Mivtsa Yonatan)

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n July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. After much debate, the Israeli government sent an elite commando unit to raid the airfield and release the hostages.

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Going Steady (Yotzim Kavua)
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Going Steady (Yotzim Kavua)

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oing Steady aka Lemon Popsicle 2 is the sequel to the 1978 Israeli film Lemon Popsicle. The movie basically follows the daily lives of several teenagers as they are "coming of age" in what appears to be the late 50's (maybe early 60's).

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Lemon Popsicle (Eskimo Limon)
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Lemon Popsicle (Eskimo Limon)

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entzi, Momo, and Yuda'leh are three teenage boys growing up in 1950's Israel, which is not much different from 1950's America if you believe what you see in the film. Of course they are obsessed with one thing - sex. Bentzi is interested in the beautiful Nili, but she prefers his friend Momo.

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Tough Guys Don't Dance
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Tough Guys Don't Dance

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riter, ex-con and 40-something bottle-baby Tim Madden, who is prone to black-outs, awakens from a two-week bender to discover a pool of blood in his car.

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Sallah (Sallah Shabati)
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Sallah (Sallah Shabati)

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allah Shabati, the patriarch of the big family recently arrived to Israel from Yemen, tries to make money and get better housing, in a country that can barely provide for its own and is in the midst of absorbing hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees from Arab countries.

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Menahem Golan

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Menahem Golan (born 31 October 1929)  is an Israeli director and producer. He has produced movies for such stars as Sean Connery, Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Charles Bronson, and was known for a period as a producer of comic book-style movies like Masters of the Universe, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Captain America, and his aborted attempt to bring Spider-Man to the silver screen. Using the pen name of Joseph Goldman, Golan has also written and "polished" film scripts. He was co-owner of Golan-Globus with his cousin Yoram Globus. Description above from the Wikipedia article Menahem Golan licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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