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1. The Kite Runner (2007)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama

7.6
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61 Metascore

After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.

Writers: David Benioff, Khaled Hosseini | Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Khalid Abdalla, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Atossa Leoni, Shaun Toub

Votes: 64,805

2. The Sentinel (1977)

R | 92 min | Horror

6.4
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Not ready for marriage, a fashion model moves into an unbelievably nice Brooklyn Heights apartment, where scary occurrences turn into a much more frightening turn of events.

Writers: Jeffrey Konvitz, Michael Winner | Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, Chris Sarandon, Martin Balsam

Votes: 5,676

3. Easter Parade (1948)

Approved | 107 min | Musical, Romance

7.5
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A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star.

Writers: Sidney Sheldon, Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett | Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford, Ann Miller

Votes: 6,076

4. 9th Company (2005)

R | 139 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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Young Soviet Army recruits are stuck in the bloody war in Afghanistan, that was started by politicians.

Writers: Iskander Galiev, Yuriy Korotkov | Director: Fedor Bondarchuk | Stars: Artur Smolyaninov, Aleksey Chadov, Konstantin Kryukov, Ivan Kokorin

Votes: 15,499

5. No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009)

106 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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71 Metascore

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.

Writers: Bahman Ghobadi, Hossein Mortezaeiyan, Roxana Saberi | Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Negar Shaghaghi, Ashkan Koshanejad, Hamed Behdad, Babak Mirzakhani

Votes: 5,529

6. Baran (2001)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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79 Metascore

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.

Writer: Majid Majidi | Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Hossein Abedini, Zahra Bahrami, Mohammad Amir Naji, Hossein Mahjoub

Votes: 5,420

7. Kabuliwala (1961)

95 min | Drama

7.5
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A poor Afghani leaves his family behind to earn a living as a dried fruit vendor in India. Profoundly homesick, he befriends a young girl who reminds him of his own daughter. Meanwhile, the locals are distrustful of all foreigners.

Writers: Vishram Bedekar, S. Khalil, Rabindranath Tagore | Director: Hemen Gupta | Stars: Balraj Sahni, Sonu, Usha Kiran, Padma

Votes: 185

8. The White Balloon (1995)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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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.

Writers: Abbas Kiarostami, Jafar Panahi, Parviz Shahbazi | Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Aida Mohammadkhani, Mohsen Kafili, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Anna Borkowska

Votes: 4,214

9. The Cyclist (1987)

95 min | Drama

7.5
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The wife of Nasim, an Afghan immigrant in Iran, is gravely ill. He needs money to pay for her care, but his day labor digging wells does not pay enough. A friend connects Nasim to a two-bit... See full summary »

Writer: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Mahshid Afsharzadeh, Firouz Kiani, Samira Makhmalbaf, Mohammad Reza Maleki

Votes: 1,104

10. Janasheen (2003)

162 min | Musical, Action, Drama

3.1
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Lucky Kapoor (Fardeen Khan) lives in Australia and has no interest in taking over his father's business in India. Saba Karim Khan (Feroz Khan) has a great interest in the property, but Mr. ... See full summary »

Writers: Shiraz Ahmed, Feroz Khan, Kamlesh Pandey, Suparn Verma | Director: Feroz Khan | Stars: Feroz Khan, Fardeen Khan, Celina Jaitly, Pinky Harwani

Votes: 254

11. My Tehran for Sale (2009)

96 min | Drama

6.5
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Marzieh is a young female actress living in Tehran. The authorities ban her theatre work and, like all young people in Iran, she is forced to lead a secret life in order to express herself ... See full summary »

Writer: Granaz Moussavi | Director: Granaz Moussavi | Stars: Marzieh Vafamehr, Amir Chegini, Asha Mehrabi, Mobina Karimi

Votes: 1,320

12. El diputado (1979)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama

6.8
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Sex and politics collide in this tale of forbidden love, blackmail and murder. Set up by the secret police to compromise a prominent politician, a teenage hustler discovers himself ... See full summary »

Writers: Eloy de la Iglesia, Gonzalo Goicoechea | Director: Eloy de la Iglesia | Stars: José Sacristán, María Luisa San José, José Luis Alonso, Enrique Vivó

Votes: 381

13. Afghan Star (2009)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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78 Metascore

A look at how contestants on the a musical contest program "Pop Idol" in Afghanistan risk their lives to appear on the show.

Director: Havana Marking | Stars: Habib Amiri, Setara Hussainzada, Rafi Naabzada, Lima Sahar

Votes: 808

14. Serenades (2001)

99 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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A girl is born to an Aboriginal mother and an Afgan father.

Writers: Mojgan Khadem, Christine Stevens | Director: Mojgan Khadem | Stars: Alice Haines, Aden Young, Sinisa Copic, Bille Brown

Votes: 71

15. The Sobbing Stone (2005)

Mystery

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Science can't explain it. No one can. A seemingly ordinary stone has been brought to the attention of four of the best paranormal experts in the world. As the hours progress, they find out ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Charlton, Robert G. Christie | Director: Robert G. Christie | Stars: Kevin Mayberry, Natalie Hultman, Shirlethea Tanya Holmes, Ben Irvin

Votes: 308

16. Prostitution: Behind the Veil (2004)

58 min | Documentary

6.9
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A documentary that follows two young women raising children and supporting drug habits through prostitution in a country ruled by fundamentalists.

Writer: Nahid Persson | Director: Nahid Persson | Star: Nahid Persson

Votes: 188

17. Massoud, the Afghan (1998)

89 min | Documentary, History, War

7.9
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60 Metascore

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Writer: Christophe de Ponfilly | Director: Christophe de Ponfilly | Stars: Christophe de Ponfilly, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Merabuddine

Votes: 92

18. The Red Ribbon (1999)

110 min | Drama, War

7.3
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A man and a woman fight over the rights to a property.

Writer: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Azita Hajian, Reza Kianian, Parviz Parastui

Votes: 753

19. The Afghan Alphabet (2002)

45 min | Documentary

7.1
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Documentary showing the life of children of the Afghan villages bordering Iran, and how their life and culture were affected by Taliban regime.

Writer: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Ghafour Barahouyi, Maryam Ozbak, Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Votes: 157

20. The Battle of Broken Hill (1981)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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Writers: Yvonne Graves, Robin Levinson | Director: Robin Levinson | Stars: Michael Pate, David Robertson, Harold Berrett, Margaret Atkinson

21. The Last Queen of the Earth (2006)

89 min | Drama

5.9
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Leaving his family in Afghanistan to find work in Iran, Ali Bakhsh returns home to Afghanistan in search of his family in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and the following U.S. invasion.

Writer: Mohammad Torabi | Director: Mohammad Reza Arab | Stars: Ghorban Nadjafi, Asghar Hemmat, Ali Azadnia, Ala Mohseni

Votes: 9

22. Tehran 7:00 a.m. (2003)

85 min | Drama

6.7
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Writers: Majid Eslami, Farzad Pourkhoshbakht | Director: Amir Shahab Razavian | Stars: Nazanin Farahani, Behnaz Jafari, Ali Reza Khamseh, Hassan Moazeni

Votes: 32

23. Afghanistan, Land of Wonders (2009)

52 min | Documentary, War

6.6
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Afghan and Russian war veterans look back on Afghanistan, the "Land of Wonders", at the time of the Soviet occupation. Aside from the human suffering and tragedy, there is a room to look at the beautiful aspects of Afghanistan.

Creators: Jorrit Kamminga, Johan Zielstra | Directors: Jorrit Kamminga, Kim Taminiau, Johan Zielstra

Votes: 5

24. Naapurit (2013 TV Movie)

73 min | Documentary

5.1
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Writer: Tuija Halttunen | Director: Tuija Halttunen | Stars: Pekka Jalonen, Omar Moham, Faiz Ali Kochi

Votes: 11

25. Seeking Asylum (2002 TV Special)

52 min | Documentary

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26. Frontline/World (2002– )
Episode: Egypt: Extraordinary Rendition (2007)

Documentary

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Stars: Bisher Al-Rawi, George W. Bush, Jack Cloonan, Tyler Drumheller

27. Vets in the Sun (2001– )
Episode: Episode #1.15 (2001)

Documentary

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Ben treats a cacetu back to appetite and checks up a healthy rabbit. The clinic also treats a listless Pekingese by surgical face-lift and a borzoi. A chimpanzee which has its own maid ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Rochester, Martin Wyness

28. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan (2010)

Documentary

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In Afghanistan many hundreds of boys, often as young as ten, are being lured off the streets on the promise of a new life.

Writer: Jamie Doran | Director: Mike Healy | Stars: Najibullah Quraishi, Arun Rath

Votes: 64