My Very Own Favorite Movies - Persian

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1.
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
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
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
 
4.
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
 
5.
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
 
6.
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
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
 
9.
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.)
 
10.
Borj-E Minoo (1996)
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(80 mins.)
 
11.
Offside (2006)
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Struggle of Women in a country that excludes them from entering the stadiums. (93 mins.)
Director: Jafar Panahi
 
12.
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
 
13.
The White Balloon (1995)
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Several people try to Help a little girl to Find money her mom gave to her to buy a goldfish with. (85 mins.)
Director: Jafar Panahi
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
Howze Naghashi (2013)
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Maryam (Negar Javaherian) and Reza (Shahab Hosseini) are different from other people, it's not just a simple difference...
Director: Maziar Miri
 
16.
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
 
17.
The Fifth Reaction (2003)
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Fereshteh loses her home and her two sons after her husband's accidental death when Hadj Safdar, her stubborn and powerful father-in-law... (106 mins.)
Director: Tahmineh Milani
 
18.
The Red Ribbon (1999)
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A man and a woman fight over the rights to a property. (110 mins.)
 
19.
Shirin (2008)
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A hundred and fourteen famous Iranian theater and cinema actresses and a French star: mute spectators... (92 mins.)
 
20.
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.)
 
21.
Beautiful City (2004)
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Akbar has just turned eighteen. He has been held in a rehabilitation centre for committing murder at the age of sixteen when he was condemned to death... (101 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
22.
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.)
 
23.
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.)
 
24.
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
 
25.
The Actor (1993)
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(88 mins.)
 
26.
The Blue-Veiled (1995)
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An elderly owner of a tomato farm and sauce factory, after his wife's death, falls in love with one... (85 mins.)
 
27.
So Close, So Far (2005)
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Dr. Alam, a very profiled specialist in neurology and a successful surgeon, is drowned in his professional and social work... (121 mins.)
 
29.
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
 
30.
Ten (2002)
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Ten sequences examine the emotional lives of women at significant junctures. (94 mins.)
 
31.
Kamalolmolk (1984)
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The movie chronicles the life of the famous painter Kamololmolk, and his relationship with various kings. (122 mins.)
Director: Ali Hatami
 
32.
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
 
33.
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.)
 
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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.
 
36.
Borj-E Minoo (1996)
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(80 mins.)
 
38.
Hajji Washington (1982)
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Hajji Hossein-Gholi Noori (Haji Baba) goes to Washington D.C. as the first Iranian (Persian) ambassador to the United States of America... (100 mins.)
Director: Ali Hatami
 
39.
Argo (2012)
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Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. (120 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
 
40.
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
 
42.
King of the Hearts (1968)
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A little girl with a blind mother, accidentally becomes friends with a famous and rich singer who decides to help her in her life. (114 mins.)
 
43.
City of Mice (1985)
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Probably the most famous puppet show for children and all ages. Mice who have to leave their school and immigrate because of a wild cat who wants to eat them up. Eventually the mice defeat the cat and go back to their home.
 
44.
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
 
45.
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
 
46.
Golnar (1988)
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(85 mins.)
 
47.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
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Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. (126 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant