Most Popular Persian-Language Feature Films

1. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
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In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are... Dir: Ana Lily Amirpour With: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh Horror 101 mins.
2. A Separation (2011) A Separation (2011)
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A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. Dir: Asghar Farhadi With: Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat Drama 123 mins.
3. About Elly (2009) About Elly (2009)
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The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her follow travelers. Dir: Asghar Farhadi With: Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti Drama | Mystery 119 mins.
4. The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008) The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
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A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra... Dir: Cyrus Nowrasteh With: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jim Caviezel, Mozhan Marnò Drama 114 mins.
5. Taxi (2015) Taxi (2015)
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A day with a taxi driver in Teheran. Dir: Jafar Panahi With: Jafar Panahi Drama 82 mins.
6. Close-Up (1990) Close-Up (1990)
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Pretending to be Mohsen Makhmalbaf making his next movie, Hossain Sabzian enters the home of a well-to-do family in Tehran... Dir: Abbas Kiarostami With: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Hossain Sabzian, Abolfazl Ahankhah Drama 98 mins.
7. The Patience Stone (2012) The Patience Stone (2012)
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Somewhere, in Afghanistan or elsewhere, in a country torn apart by a war... A young woman in her thirties... Dir: Atiq Rahimi With: Golshifteh Farahani, Hamid Djavadan, Hassina Burgan Drama | War 102 mins.
8. Rhino Season (2012) Rhino Season (2012)
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Kurdish-Iranian poet Sahel has just been released from a thirty-year prison sentence in Iran. Now the one thing keeping him going is the thought of finding his wife, who thinks him dead for over twenty years. Dir: Bahman Ghobadi With: Behrouz Vossoughi, Monica Bellucci, Yilmaz Erdogan Drama | History | Thriller 88 mins.
9. The Color of Paradise (1999) The Color of Paradise (1999)
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Mohammad, a boy at Tehran's institute for the blind, waits for his dad to pick him up for summer vacation... Dir: Majid Majidi With: Hossein Mahjoub, Mohsen Ramezani, Salameh Feyzi Adventure | Drama | Family 90 mins.
10. Taste of Cherry (1997) Taste of Cherry (1997)
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An Iranian man drives his truck in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide. Dir: Abbas Kiarostami With: Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari Drama 95 mins.