It saddens us to tell you that Mohamed El Nagar, the director that we grew up watching his great movies, just passed away at the age of 65 after struggling with heart disease. El Nagar was announced dead yesterday, the 24th of June, 2019.

Many actors and directors are grieving his death. Those include the popular actor Sherief Khair Allah, who mourned the director’s death on his Facebook profile. “My heart and soul died with you, my dear friend”, Sherief wrote.

El Nagar graduated from the Higher Institute of Cinema in 1978 and worked as a professor at many Egyptian art institutions. It’s also worth mentioning that he worked with many prominent directors like Atef El Tayeb. In light of his unfortunate death, here are his top films that will live on forever.

Mido Mashakel

Mido, played by Ahmed Helmy, is a guy who works as an electrician on the side while studying at the institution of technology. Other than his friends and family’s problems, the story follows his own troubles, as he falls in love with a girl who doesn’t even know he exists. His problems grow when he gets involved with a man who manipulates him into doing some bad stuff.

Saedy Rayeh Gai

Starring Hany Ramzy and Maged El Kedwany, a Cairo-based history teacher and his friend find themselves stuck in a sticky situation when they discover that both of their fathers have died. Smuggling antiquities, revenge, and a humorous dialogue all in one. This one’s definitely a must watch!

Rehlet Hob

The storyline follows the life of two guys who were raised together at an orphanage and grew up to work as school teachers. Their lives start changing after they get fired. The main character’s life gets turned upside down when he falls in love with a richer girl. Her father is not happy with their relationship, and a crazy ex-fiance is involved. The film stars Mohamed Fouad, Ahmed Helmy, and May Ezzeldine.


Okal tells the story of a mechanic, living with his grandmother, whose fate mysteriously takes him to Turkey, where he meets a girl and falls in love with her. But how will he return to his homeland? Okal stars Mohamed Saad, Nour, and Hassan Hosny.


By Yara Tarek