His film co-wrote with Eran Preis, Beyond the Walls (1984) was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The film is about an overcrowded prison where Jewish and Arab inmates set aside their prejudices and unite in a daring escape plan.
His film Echad Mi'Shelanu (One of Us) (1989) is an Israeli drama about a military policeman sent to investigate his former comrades in an elite paratroop unit charged with the murder of an Arab who killed a member of the unit. The screenplay was written by the director's brother, Benny Barbash, a peace activist and playwright.
- Beyond the Walls (1984)
- Unsettled Land The Dreamers (1987)
- Echad Mi'Shelanu (1989)
- Real Time (1991)
- Beyond the Walls 2 (1992)
- Spring 1941 (2007)
- "The 57th Academy Awards (1985) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
- One of Us Review. Movie Reviews - Film - Time Out London