Most Popular Persian-Language Feature Films

1. 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.
2. 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 Drama | Horror 101 mins.
3. Taxi (2015) Taxi (2015)
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Jafar Panahi is banned from making movies by the Iranian government, he poses as a taxi driver and makes a movie about social challenges in Iran. Dir: Jafar Panahi With: Jafar Panahi Comedy | Drama 82 mins.
4. Under the Shadow (2016) Under the Shadow (2016)
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As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war torn Tehran of the 80s... Dir: Babak Anvari With: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi Horror | Thriller
5. 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 fellow travelers. Dir: Asghar Farhadi With: Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti Drama | Mystery | Thriller 119 mins.
6. 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.
7. Children of Heaven (1997) Children of Heaven (1997)
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After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair. Dir: Majid Majidi With: Mohammad Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi Drama | Family 89 mins.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. The Patience Stone (2012) The Patience Stone (2012)
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In a war ridden country a woman watches over the husband reduced to a vegetable state by a bullet in the neck, abandoned by Jihad companions and brothers. One day, the woman decides to say things to him she could never have done before. Dir: Atiq Rahimi With: Golshifteh Farahani, Hamid Djavadan, Hassina Burgan Drama | War 102 mins.