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 | Romance | Thriller 99 mins.
2. 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.
3. 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.
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. 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.
6. Offside (2006) Offside (2006)
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Struggle of Women in a country that excludes them from entering the stadiums. Dir: Jafar Panahi With: Sima Mobarak-Shahi, Shayesteh Irani, Ayda Sadeqi Comedy | Drama | Sport 93 mins.
7. Closed Curtain (2013) Closed Curtain (2013)
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In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company... Dir: Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi With: Kambuzia Partovi, Maryam Moqadam, Jafar Panahi 106 mins.
8. The Circle (2000) The Circle (2000)
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Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran. Dir: Jafar Panahi With: Maryiam Palvin Almani, Nargess Mamizadeh, Mojgan Faramarzi Drama 90 mins.
9. Children of Heaven (1997) Children of Heaven (1997)
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After a boy loses her 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.
10. Circumstance (2011) Circumstance (2011)
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A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession. Dir: Maryam Keshavarz With: Sarah Kazemy, Nikohl Boosheri, Reza Sixo Safai Drama 107 mins.