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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.
The Willow Tree (2005)
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Youssef, a blind university professor, is suddenly diagnosed with a fatal disease and must undergo treatment in France. Back home, will he find the life he had before? (96 mins.)
Director: Majid Majidi
 
3.
Under the Moonlight (2001)
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Hassan is a student of Religious /Islamic school and is about to be dressed as a missioner .In such... (96 mins.)
 
4.
Two Women (1999)
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A sensation when released in 1999 in Iran, Two Women charts the lives of two promising architecture... (96 mins.)
Director: Tahmineh Milani
 
5.
Boutique (2003)
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A clothing store worker (Jahan) meets a poor girl named Eti. Jahan tries to help the girl and solve her problems, but... (113 mins.)
 
6.
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.)
 
7.
The Hidden Half (2001)
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An official is sent from his home in Tehran to hear the final appeal of a woman sentenced to death, a political prisoner... (103 mins.)
Director: Tahmineh Milani
 
8.
The Girl in the Sneakers (1999)
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In love with a teenage boy, Tadaei leaves home in the morning heading for school but decides not to... (110 mins.)
 
9.
Booye kafoor, atre yas (2000)
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Death surrounds Bahman, a director who hasn't made a film in 24 years (he can't get past the censors)... (93 mins.)
 
10.
House of Sand and Fog (2003)
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An abandoned wife is evicted from her house and starts a tragic conflict with her home's new owners. (126 mins.)
Director: Vadim Perelman
 
11.
Women's Prison (2002)
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Spanning 18 years in an Iranian women's prison, this follows two women: the new prison warden, a tough... (106 mins.)
Director: Manijeh Hekmat
 
12.
Under the Skin of the City (2001)
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Tuba works daily at a grueling textile factory in Iran, returning home every night to deal with the rest of her problematic family... (92 mins.)
 
13.
The Cow (1969)
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An old villager deeply in love with his cow goes to the capital for a while. While he's there, the cow dies and now the villagers are afraid of his possible reaction to it when he returns. (105 mins.)
Director: Dariush Mehrjui
 
14.
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
 
15.
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
 
16.
The Color of Paradise (1999)
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Mohamed, a young blind boy, returns to his rural home for the summer and yearns for his father's acceptance. (90 mins.)
Director: Majid Majidi
 
17.
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
 
18.
Low Heights (2002)
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A domestic Iranian flight is taken hostage by a man willing to go to any length for his family to find a better place to live. (115 mins.)
 
19.
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.)
 
20.
Half Moon (2006)
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Mamo, an old and legendary Kurdish musician living in Iran, plans to give one final concert in Iraqi Kurdistan... (114 mins.)
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
 
21.
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
 
22.
Offside (2006)
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Struggle of Women in a country that excludes them from entering the stadiums. (93 mins.)
Director: Jafar Panahi
 
23.
Born Under Libra (2001)
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(94 mins.)
 
24.
The Runner (1984)
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Amiro is a young boy who has lost his home during the war. He spends his days by working odd jobs, until... (94 mins.)
Director: Amir Naderi
 
25.
Mother (1991)
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How a mother acts in the hardest parts of her, and her children's lives. (108 mins.)
Director: Ali Hatami
 
26.
Superstar (2009)
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An arrogant movie star's life drastically changes when a teenage girl shows up. (103 mins.)
Director: Tahmineh Milani
 
27.
I Am Taraneh, I Am Fifteen Years Old (2002)
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Fifteen year old Taraneh, whose widowed father is in jail, refuses the unwanted attentions of carpet salesman Amir... (110 mins.)
 
28.
Gold and Copper (2011)
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A Tehran mullah-in-training struggles to take care of his ailing wife and their children in this profoundly moving melodrama... (97 mins.)
 
29.
Yalda Night (2001)
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Hamed is unemployed. Meanwhile, his wife and daughter immigrate to Europe for a better future. Missing his family, he imprisons himself and starts to revise his life in isolation. (88 mins.)
 
30.
Aida, I Saw Your Father Last Night (2005)
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a name, a face, a word or a woman that suddenly and repeatedly emerges in 17-year-old Aida's mind. She tries to get rid of it...
 
31.
The Glass Agency (1999)
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The Glass Agency is the story of a war veteran living in post war Iran. It depicts veterans who are suffering from social problems after the war... (114 mins.)
 
33.
The Wind Carpet (2003)
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(111 mins.)
Director: Kamal Tabrizi
 
34.
An Umbrella for Two (1999)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Ahmad Amini
 
35.
Gheisar (1969)
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A young man's drive to avenge for his sister and brother. (100 mins.)
Director: Masud Kimiai
 
36.
The Music Man (2007)
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Not being able to work because of the religious country's prejudice against music, a talented Santour player has to deal with poverty, addiction and the absence of his ex-wife. (107 mins.)
Director: Dariush Mehrjui
 
37.
Mum's Guest (2004)
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A mother of a poor family, has guests coming over, yet doesn't know how to get the dinner party altogether with limited resources. (103 mins.)
Director: Dariush Mehrjui
 
38.
The Postman (1972)
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An impotent,nervous,unbalanced postman, having a beautiful wife, lives in his master s house. When the educated nephew of the master comes back from Europe, complications occur which result to bad events for postman and his wife. (107 mins.)
Director: Dariush Mehrjui
 
39.
Killing Mad Dogs (2001)
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Golrokh an Iranian lady who is a talented author struggles to settle her presumably disloyal but amorous... (135 mins.)
Director: Bahram Beizai
 
40.
In the Name of the Father (2006)
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This is about a father and his daughter who has been injured from the mines from Iran-Iraq war. (105 mins.)
 
41.
Kaghaz-e bikhat (2002)
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(110 mins.)
Director: Naser Taghvai
 
42.
The Love-stricken (1992)
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A movie about the Iranian classical musicians in Ghajar era and their struggle to release their first Record which takes them on a journey to France. (91 mins.)
Director: Ali Hatami
 
43.
Salad-e fasl (2005)
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Leila, a girl from a poor family, who has no choice but to pick pocket in order to make ends meet. Leila meets Hamid Doosdar... (90 mins.)
 
44.
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
 
45.
The Lizard (2004)
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A recently jailed petty thief disguises as a Mullah and succeeds in escaping; but has to stay in the Mullah' role longer than he expected to. (115 mins.)
Director: Kamal Tabrizi
 
46.
Leily Is with Me (1996)
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During the Iran-Iraq war, a television cinematographer, having financial problems, needs to get a loan... (95 mins.)
Director: Kamal Tabrizi
 
47.
Duel (2004)
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The story of Zeinal, a man who after 20 years of being a POW, tries to clear up his past.
 
48.
Marde avazi (1998)
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(106 mins.)
 
49.
Adam barfi (1995)
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A Iranian man (Akbar Abdi) stuck in Turkey, desperately wants to get a VISA to go to America. He starts dressing up as a woman in hopes of marrying an American man to get American citizenship, but he starts having doubts and... (97 mins.)
 
50.
The Actor (1993)
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(88 mins.)
 
51.
Ekhrajiha (2007)
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The movie is the story of a gang of men who decide to participate in Iran-Iraq war, also known as First Gulf War...
 
52.
Deportees 2 (2009)
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(114 mins.)
 
53.
Cease Fire (2006)
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The domestic problems of a wealthy young couple goes through the scrutiny of an adroit psychologist to be solved. (104 mins.)
Director: Tahmineh Milani
 
54.
Marriage Iranian Style (2006)
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Shirin leads a peaceful life in Iranian good middle-class, until the day her uncle Saeed asks her father to hire her in his travel agency... (110 mins.)
Director: Hassan Fathi
 
55.
Redhat and Cousin (1994)
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A boy travels a long way from his village to Tehran to work as a showman in a kid's show; but finds it harder than he thought. (92 mins.)
Director: Iraj Tahmasb
 
56.
Kolah Ghermezi and Sarvenaz (2002)
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Two bandits kidnap a boy who in the same time is helping a girl who has been a prisoner in her room for whole life. (95 mins.)
Director: Iraj Tahmasb
 
57.
Kolah Ghermezi 90 (2011 TV Series)
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Director: Iraj Tahmasb
 
58.
Kolah Ghermezi 88 (2009 TV Series)
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(40 mins.)
Director: Iraj Tahmasb
 
59.
Please Don't Disturb (2010)
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(81 mins.)
 
60.
Ten (2002)
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Ten sequences examine the emotional lives of women at significant junctures. (94 mins.)
 
61.
Cafe Setareh (2006)
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The story is about lives of three women living in an old neighborhood; one has a cafe, one is the landlady and the youngest one is engaged and waiting to get married. They somehow link together with their problems. (90 mins.)
Director: Saman Moghadam
 
62.
The Book of Law (2009)
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Rahman falls in love with a Christan woman from Lebanon. She becomes a Muslim before her second meeting with Rahman. (95 mins.)
Director: Maziar Miri
 
63.
Women Are Angels (2010)
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A greedy husband (Hayayee) is found to be cheating on his wife, who immensely adores him. With the help of her friends, she plots revenge on him. (90 mins.)
 
64.
No Men Allowed (2011)
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This movie is about a strict girls high school whose faculties are all female. After the maternity leave of a chemistry teacher, the principal has to bent the rules for a male teacher in the girls high school! (102 mins.)
Director: Rambod Javan
 
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67.
Borj-E Minoo (1996)
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(80 mins.)
 
68.
Digeh che khabar? (1992)
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The film is about an imaginative and lively student who transforms her immediate family and surroundings when she talks herself into writing a novel. (110 mins.)
Director: Tahmineh Milani
 
69.
The Tenants (1986)
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Two brothers are involved in a dispute over a house in urban Tehran. It is only through a series of adventures with the tenants that they are able to settle their differences. (109 mins.)
Director: Dariush Mehrjui
 
70.
Saint Petersburg (2010)
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A newly released prisoner and an ostensibly rich youth become aware of the place of Tsar's long lost treasure by a twist of fate.
Director: Behruz Afkhami
 
71.
Az Karkheh ta Rhein (1993)
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Saeed who is suffering from injuries that he received in the Iran-Iraq War, is sent to Germany for treatments... (93 mins.)
 
73.
Maxx (2005)
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An invitation for a famous Iranian bandmaster, Maxx, living in a foreign country, is accidentally sent to a young cabaret singer with the same name. (110 mins.)
Director: Saman Moghadam
 
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75.
Donya (2003)
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Donya is a young, attractive single woman who has just returned to Tehran from abroad. She seeks the help of Hadji Reza Enayat...
 
76.
Ghahveye Talkh (2010 TV Series)
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Being transported into the past by drinking a cup of mysterious coffee, a man makes a living by predicting the future for the royal family.
 
77.
Baaghe Mozaffar (2006 TV Series)
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Hilarious comedy highlighting, most amongst other issues, the class difference in parts of Iran, especially Tehran...
Director: Mehran Modiri
 
79.
Pay Back (2007)
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Ziba and three of her prison cohorts, recently released from a Tehran prison, settle in an out of town doctor's house posing as house sitters and embark on a get rich quick scheme. (90 mins.)
Director: Tahmineh Milani
 
81.
Janjal-e bozorg (1985)
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Director: Siavash Shakeri
 
83.
Shabhaye Barareh (2005 TV Series)
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Set in late 40s in Iran. When a politically exiled man (Ansari) meets strange rural people with weird actions and accents in a village called Barareh. (60 mins.)
Director: Mehran Modiri
 
85.
Havoo (2006)
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86.
Alzheimer (2011)
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(100 mins.)
 
87.
Coma (2004)
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A young doctorate graduate and son of a religon-exploiting rich man, in the verge of leaving Iran for the United States is confronted with events and accidents, hindering while educating him of the other classes in Iranian society. (84 mins.)
Director: Arash Moirian
 
88.
Be Range Arghavan (2010)
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An undercover Iranian intelligence officer investigates the political status of a college student, whose parents were active members of the mujahedin khalgh radical group.
 
89.
Invitation (2008)
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a film about how attitude dissimilar family against abortion .....
 
90.
Mozahem (2002)
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An unknown woman disturbs the marriage of a cinema superstar.
Director: Sirus Alvand
 
91.
M for Mother (2006)
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What appears to be a grand love story turns sour when parents-to-be discover that their unborn child will likely be born with serious birth defects... (113 mins.)
 
92.
Ghermez (1998)
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Hasti, a widowed nurse who has a daughter, marries a paranoid wealthy man. (97 mins.)
 
93.
Agha Yousef (2011)
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A man is living with his only daughter and does everything he can for a living and for his daughter s sake hoping she is his forever. But a misunderstanding makes everything really complicated for him. (97 mins.)
Director: Ali Rafie
 
95.
Gheseye Pariya (2011)
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It is about a boy who falls in love with an addicted girl (107 mins.)
 
96.
Parkway (2007)
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Parkway is not just a bridge in Tehran,It's also a bridge for Koohyar to get to Raha.A bridge that Koobyar thinks by passing it in the opposite way he will get to love.
 
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100.
Protest (2000)
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Amir who was in jail for a murder gets free after twelve years behind bars and finds that now there is a huge gap between his generation and his brothers'. (100 mins.)
Director: Massoud Kimiayi