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Movies from Iran I have watched
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1.
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. (123 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
2.
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. (119 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
3.
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. (107 mins.)
 
4.
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. (89 mins.)
Director: Majid Majidi
 
5.
The Hunter (2010)
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In an act of vengeance, a young man randomly kills two police officers. He escapes to the forest, where he is arrested by two other officers... (90 mins.)
Director: Rafi Pitts
 
6.
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... (90 mins.)
Director: Majid Majidi
 
7.
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. (95 mins.)
 
8.
Offside (2006)
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Struggle of Women in a country that excludes them from entering the stadiums. (93 mins.)
Director: Jafar Panahi
 
9.
No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009)
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Iranian musicians Negar and Ashkan look for band members to play at a London concert - and the visas that allow them to leave Tehran to do so. (106 mins.)
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
 
10.
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... (98 mins.)
 
11.
Shirin (2008)
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A hundred and fourteen famous Iranian theater and cinema actresses and a French star: mute spectators... (92 mins.)
 
12.
A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
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Young Iranian Kurds (brothers and sisters) try to save the youngest of them, who is seriously ill. (80 mins.)
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
 
13.
Ten (2002)
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Ten sequences examine the emotional lives of women at significant junctures. (94 mins.)
 
14.
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
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Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result. (118 mins.)
 
15.
The White Balloon (1995)
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Several people try to take advantage of a little girl's innocence to hustle money her mom gave to her to buy a goldfish with. (85 mins.)
Director: Jafar Panahi
 
16.
Where is the Friend's Home? (1987)
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An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school. (83 mins.)
 
17.
Crimson Gold (2003)
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An Iranian pizza delivery man sees the worst of corruption and social unbalance in his city and is driven to crime. (97 mins.)
Director: Jafar Panahi
 
18.
Through the Olive Trees (1994)
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The movie focuses on one of the events in Zendegi Edame Darad (1992), and explores the relationship between the movie director... (103 mins.)
 
19.
The Day I Became a Woman (2000)
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A film comprised of three interconnected vignettes that depict women at three stages of life in Iran... (78 mins.)
 
20.
Life, and Nothing More... (1992)
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After the earthquake of Guilan, the film director and his son, Puya, travel to the devastated area to... (95 mins.)
 
21.
ABC Africa (2001 Documentary)
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Documentary account of the AIDS crisis in Uganda. (83 mins.)
 
22.
The Experience (1973)
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(60 mins.)
 
23.
The Bread and Alley (1970 Short Film)
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A child carrying a bread is going home but in the alley on his way to home, there is a frightening dog and he doesn't seem to pass it alone. (10 mins.)
 
24.
The Cyclist (1987)
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The wife of Nasim, an Afghan immigrant in Iran, is gravely ill. He needs money to pay for her care,... (95 mins.)
 
25.
Bashu, the Little Stranger (1989)
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Lost and left behind in a foreign country after running away, a little boy whose family have been killed during the war is saved and trained by a middle-aged woman. (120 mins.)
Director: Bahram Beizai
 
26.
Kiseye Berendj (1998)
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A small child and her elderly neighbor are having all kinds of small adventures in the streets of Tehran to get a sack of rice. (80 mins.)
 
27.
Blackboards (2000)
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Itinerant Kurdish teachers, carrying blackboards on their backs, look for students in the hills and villages of Iran... (88 mins.)
 
28.
Secret Ballot (2001)
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A female election agent and a gun-toting soldier try to collect votes among the local islanders with mixed success. (100 mins.)
Director: Babak Payami
 
29.
Baran (2001)
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In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Turkish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. The revelation of Rahmat's secret changes both their lives. (94 mins.)
Director: Majid Majidi
 
30.
The Circle (2000)
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Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran. (90 mins.)
Director: Jafar Panahi
 
31.
Fireworks Wednesday (2006)
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On the last Wednesday before the spring solstice ushers in the Persian New Year, people set off fireworks following an ancient Zoroastrian tradition. Rouhi, spending her first day at a new job, finds herself in the midst of a different kind of fireworks -- a domestic dispute between her new boss and his wife. (102 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
32.
Lebassi Baraye Arossi (1976)
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A woman orders a suit from a tailor for her young son to wear to her sister's wedding. The tailor's apprentice... (54 mins.)
 
33.
The Mirror (1997)
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A girl in traditional female clothing, with her arm in plaster, comes out of school one day and doesn't find her mother meeting her... (95 mins.)
Director: Jafar Panahi
 
34.
Kandahar (2001)
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After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her. (85 mins.)
 
35.
The Kingdom of Solomon (2010)
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Solomon, Prophet and the King, has asked God to give him an ideal kingdom which has never been given to anybody before. He is told to prepare himself and his subjects with evil and unearthly creatures that haunt the men. (110 mins.)
 
36.
Hamoun (1990)
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Hamoon's wife is leaving him. He is also unsuccessfully trying to finish his Ph.D. thesis. He is forced to reexamine his life... (120 mins.)
Director: Dariush Mehrjui
 
37.
The Deserted Station (2002)
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On a pilgrimage to Mashad from Tehran, a couple's transportation breaks down, far from any major town... (88 mins.)
Director: Alireza Raisian
 
38.
Leila (1997)
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Leila and Reza meet in a kind of celebration and fall for each other. Having discovered their love,... (102 mins.)
Director: Dariush Mehrjui
 
39.
Daughters of the Sun (2000)
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Amangol's father cuts her hair and sends her to a village to work as a boy in a carpet weaving shop. (109 mins.)
Director: Maryam Shahriar
 
40.
Turtles Can Fly (2004)
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Near the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of an American invasion, refugee children like 13-year-old Kak (Ebrahim), gauge and await their fate. (98 mins.)
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
 
41.
Marooned in Iraq (2002)
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During the war between Iran and Iraq, a group of Iranian Kurd musicians set off on an almost impossible mission... (108 mins.)
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
 
42.
Kelid (1987)
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A young boy is locked into his apartment when his mother goes out and must care for his baby brother and cope with various domestic catastrophes while his grandmother and a neighbor try to locate his mother or the key to the apartment. (85 mins.)
 
43.
This Is Not a Film (2011 Documentary)
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It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema. (75 mins.)
 
44.
A Moment of Innocence (1996)
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A semi-autobiographical account of Makmahlbaf's experience as a teenager when, as a 17-year-old, he stabbed a policeman at a protest rally. Two decades later, he tracks down the policeman he injured in an attempt to make amends. (78 mins.)
 
45.
A Cube of Sugar (2011)
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The story happens in an old house in an old city of Iran. Because of the wedding of the youngest sister, Pasandide, all of her sisters come to their old house to help their mother. (116 mins.)
 
46.
Khoda Nazdik Ast (2006)
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The people who live in Reza's village think of him as a simple minded young man. He transports passengers...
Director: Ali Vazirian
 
47.
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... (101 mins.)
 
48.
The Song of Sparrows (2008)
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When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter's hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams... (96 mins.)
Director: Majid Majidi
 
49.
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. (82 mins.)
Director: Jafar Panahi