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1. Rock the Kasbah (2015)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Music, War

5.5
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29 Metascore

A down-on-his-luck music manager discovers a teenage girl with an extraordinary voice while on a music tour in Afghanistan and takes her to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, Afghan Star.

Writer: Mitch Glazer | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Bill Murray, Leem Lubany, Zooey Deschanel, Bruce Willis

Votes: 5,247 | Gross: $2.98M

2. Brothers (I) (2009)

R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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58 Metascore

A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan.

Writers: David Benioff, Susanne Bier, Anders Thomas Jensen | Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire, Sam Shepard

Votes: 87,822 | Gross: $28.50M

3. The Killing (2007–2012)

Not Rated | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Police detective Sarah Lund investigates difficult cases with personal and political consequences.

Creator: Søren Sveistrup | Stars: Sofie Gråbøl, Morten Suurballe, Lars Mikkelsen, Bjarne Henriksen

Votes: 17,257

4. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

R | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, George Crile | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams

Votes: 88,178 | Gross: $66.64M

5. 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: 68,010 | Gross: $15.80M

6. Lions for Lambs (2007)

R | 92 min | Drama, Thriller, War

6.2
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47 Metascore

Injuries sustained by two Army rangers behind enemy lines in Afghanistan set off a sequence of events involving a congressman, a journalist and a professor.

Writer: Matthew Michael Carnahan | Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Michael Peña

Votes: 41,115 | Gross: $15.00M

7. Stop-Loss (2008)

R | 112 min | Drama, War

6.5
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61 Metascore

A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.

Writers: Mark Richard, Kimberly Peirce | Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Abbie Cornish, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rob Brown

Votes: 17,721 | Gross: $10.91M

8. Restrepo (2010)

R | 93 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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85 Metascore

A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.

Directors: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger | Stars: The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Juan 'Doc Restrepo, Dan Kearney, LaMonta Caldwell

Votes: 17,175 | Gross: $1.33M

9. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Crime, War

7.7
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82 Metascore

Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan.

Writer: Alex Gibney | Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Brian Keith Allen, Moazzam Begg, Christopher Beiring

Votes: 10,494 | Gross: $0.27M

10. Bluestone 42 (2013– )

30 min | Comedy, War

7.9
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The lives of a group of soldiers serving in a bomb disposal detachment in Afghanistan

Stars: Tony Gardner, Scott Hoatson, Jamie Quinn, Stephen Wight

Votes: 1,624

11. The Objective (2008)

90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.6
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26 Metascore

A military special operations team, led by a CIA case officer, are on a mission in the harsh and hostile terrain of Afghanistan where they find themselves in a Middle Eastern "Bermuda Triangle" of ancient evil.

Writers: Daniel Myrick, Mark A. Patton, Wesley Clark | Director: Daniel Myrick | Stars: Jonas Ball, Matthew R. Anderson, Jon Huertas, Michael C. Williams

Votes: 6,849 | Gross: $0.00M

12. Dirty Wars (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

Writers: David Riker, Jeremy Scahill | Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Jeremy Scahill, Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi, Muqbal Al Kazemi

Votes: 7,690 | Gross: $0.37M

13. Armadillo (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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72 Metascore

In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo, an army base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. Metz and ... See full summary »

Writer: Kasper Torsting | Director: Janus Metz Pedersen

Votes: 7,945 | Gross: $0.01M

14. The Unknown Known (2013)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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69 Metascore

Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Writer: Errol Morris | Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Donald Rumsfeld, Errol Morris

Votes: 2,931 | Gross: $0.28M

15. 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: 16,453

16. Red Sands (2009)

R | 89 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

4.3
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During a mission in the Middle East, a group of US soldiers destroy a statue out of boredom only to then be visited by something the next day.

Writer: Simon Barrett | Director: Alex Turner | Stars: Shane West, Leonard Roberts, Aldis Hodge, Callum Blue

Votes: 2,945

17. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004 TV Mini-Series)

157 min | Documentary, History

9.0
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78 Metascore

A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain.

Stars: Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden, Gilles Kepel, Sayyid Qutb

Votes: 3,133

18. Osama (2003)

PG-13 | 83 min | Drama

7.4
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83 Metascore

The Taliban are ruling Afghanistan, they being a repressive regime especially for women, who, among other things, are not allowed to work. This situation is especially difficult for one ... See full summary »

Writer: Siddiq Barmak | Director: Siddiq Barmak | Stars: Marina Golbahari, Zubaida Sahar, Mohammad Arif Herati, Mohammad Nadir Khwaja

Votes: 7,550 | Gross: $1.13M

19. Day One (I) (2015)

25 min | Short, Drama, War

6.8
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On her first day in Afghanistan, an interpreter for the US Army is forced to deliver the child of an enemy bomb-maker.

Writers: Dawn DeVoe, Henry Hughes | Director: Henry Hughes | Stars: Layla Alizada, Navid Negahban, Alexia Pearl, Bill Zasadil

Votes: 577

20. Heiran (2009)

PG | 88 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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An Iranian high school student falls for an illegal foreign worker and follows him to Tehran.

Writers: Shalizeh Arefpoor, Naghmeh Samini | Director: Shalizeh Arefpoor | Stars: Farhad Aslani, Baran Kosari, Zhaleh Sameti, Mehrdad Sedighian

Votes: 170

21. The Magic Mountain (I) (2015)

85 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

7.0
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In the form of an animated docu-drama, the biography of Adam Jacek Winkler wonders through nearly half a century of history. A Polish refugee in Paris, Adam lived a boundless life, wanting ... See full summary »

Writers: Anca Damian, Anna Winkler | Director: Anca Damian | Stars: Christophe Miossec, Jean-Marc Barr, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Lizzie Brocheré

Votes: 95

22. Unmanned: America's Drone Wars (2013)

63 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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Unmanned: America's Drone War, the eighth full-length feature documentary from director Robert Greenwald and his Brave New Foundation organization, investigates the impact that U.S. drone ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Akbar Ahmed, Shahzad Akbar, Philip Alston, Abdul Aziz

Votes: 67

23. Afghan Breakdown (1991)

140 min | War

7.2
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The film opens with a scene of an Islamic circumcision. After the opening credits, a line of Mujahedin are shown approaching a roadway where a squad of Soviet soldiers has been slaughtered.... See full synopsis »

Writers: Leonid Bogachuk, Aleksandr Chervinsky, Mikhail Leshchinsky, Ada Petrova | Director: Vladimir Bortko | Stars: Michele Placido, Tatyana Dogileva, Mikhail Zhigalov, Filipp Yankovskiy

Votes: 280

24. Larry Flynt: The Right to Be Left Alone (2007)

74 min | Documentary

7.5
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A documentary that celebrates and examines an unabashed vulgarian.

Director: Joan Brooker-Marks | Stars: Larry Flynt, Al van Schaik, Simon L. Leis Jr., Robert Scheer

Votes: 231

25. Eine mörderische Entscheidung (2013 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

6.7
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A dramatized reconstruction of events in restless Afgna province Kunduz, in 2009, and the ensuing trial of the German NATO contingent commander, colonel Klein. After the tragic loss of ... See full summary »

Writers: Raymond Ley, Hannah Schröder | Director: Raymond Ley | Stars: Matthias Brandt, Axel Milberg, Vladimir Burlakov, Ludwig Trepte

Votes: 80

26. The Mullah's Storm (2016)

Action | Pre-production

Having been shot out of the sky and lost his entire crew, Major Michael Parson finds himself in the middle of an Afghan blizzard with only Army Sgt. Sophia Gold and her high value prisoner ... See full summary »

Writer: Jeffrey Koeppel | Director: Mikael Salomon

27. Fire Over Afghanistan (2003)

R | 92 min | Action, Drama, War

3.9
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Blackhawk pilot and reporter are knocked out of the sky over renegade warlord's territory and struggle against impossible odds to escape with their lives.

Writers: Raly Radouloff, Terence H. Winkless | Director: Terence H. Winkless | Stars: Jeff Stearns, Jordan Bayne, Fred Dryer, Mihail Meltev

Votes: 434

28. Bulletproof Salesman (2008)

70 min | Documentary

6.8
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Fidelis Cloer is a self-confessed war profiteer who found The Perfect War when the US invaded Iraq. It wasn't about selling a dozen cars, or even a hundred, it was a thousand-car war where security would become the ultimate product.

Writers: Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker | Directors: Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker | Star: Fidelis Cloer

Votes: 257

29. He Who Dare$

Action | Announced

An action-comedy following the misadventures of American and British Special Operators who launch the first 9-11 counter-strike against Al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorists in northern Afghanistan.

Writer: Hugh Daly | Stars: George Harris, Marco Khan

30. Olhos nos Olhos (2008– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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Creator: Rui Vilhena | Stars: Paulo Pires, José Wallenstein, Bárbara Norton de Matos, Nuno Távora

Votes: 25

31. Rethink Afghanistan (2009)

62 min | Documentary, War

6.9
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Rethink Afghanistan is a ground-breaking, full-length documentary focusing on the key issues surrounding the war. The film raises critical questions regarding Afghanistan. Segments of this ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Tariq Ali, Faiysal Alikhan, Andrew Bacevich, Robert Baer

Votes: 79

32. The Sentinel's Flight (2010)

53 min | Drama

6.5
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A veteran of the war in Afghanistan begins to lose his grip on reality. Through a series of psychotic episodes, he struggles to make sense of the events surrounding his past and present.

Writer: Alejandro C. Contreras | Director: Michael McShane | Stars: Tammy Adler, Chiara Alioto, Gianna Alioto, Michael Alioto

Votes: 6

33. The Afghan Alphabet (2002)

45 min | Documentary

7.2
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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: 170

34. The Black Tulip (1988)

26 min | Short, Documentary

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The Black Tulip is what the Soviet soldiers who fought in Afghanistan called the plane that carried the bodies back to home. Opening at a Soviet army base in Kabul, the film visits an ... See full summary »

Director: Pacho Lane

35. Human Terrain (2010)

82 min | Documentary

7.2
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'Human Terrain' is two stories in one. The first exposes the U.S. effort to enlist the best and the brightest of American universities in a struggle for the hearts and minds of its enemies.... See full summary »

Writers: James Der Derian, David Udris, Michael Udris | Directors: James Der Derian, David Udris, Michael Udris

Votes: 12

36. Afghanistan, Land of Wonders (2009)

52 min | Documentary, War

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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

37. Black Shark (1993)

95 min | Action

4.7
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Director: Vitaliy Lukin | Stars: Valeriy Vostrotin, Oleg Martyanov, Inogam Adylov, Berdy Ashirov

Votes: 6

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

85 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Majid Eslami, Farzad Pourkhoshbakht | Director: Amir Shahab Razavian | Stars: Nazanin Farahani, Behnaz Jafari, Ali Reza Khamseh, Hassan Moazeni

Votes: 31

39. Operation Kabul (2003 TV Movie)

Documentary, War

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A Danish aid hospital is being shipped to Kabul, Afganistan.

Writer: Kay Bæckmann | Director: Kay Bæckmann | Stars: Anne Hansen, Bente Petersen, Finn Warburg

41. Vapauden varjot (2010 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary

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Writer: Ari Lehikoinen | Director: Ari Lehikoinen | Stars: Martin Scheinin, Muhammad Saad Igbal Madni, Omar Deghayes, Amina Janjua

42. Story of the land on ashes (2001)

21 min | Documentary, Short, War

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A documentary made about US-Iraq war. Along with demolition of Afghanistan by Taliban Forces and invasion of US army, there are vast immigration of people and emotional collapse of Afghani women.

Creator: Soudabeh Moradian | Director: Soudabeh Moradian

43. Zagovor skurlatayev (1993)

69 min | Action, Drama

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Writer: Valeriy Pozdnyakov | Director: Valeriy Pozdnyakov | Stars: Aleksandr Timoshkin, Igor Lyakh, Aleksandra Yakovleva-Aasmyae, Inga Ilm

44. The Empire Files (2015– )
Episode: 9/11 and the Belligerent Empire (2015)

Documentary, News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Ramsey Clark, Wesley Clark, Roger Lane, Abby Martin

45. The American Future: A History (2008– )
Episode: American War (2008)

Documentary, History

6.6
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Writer: Simon Schama | Director: Sam Hobkinson | Stars: Simon Schama, Richard Amaya, Larry Choate, David Plylar

Votes: 7

46. National Geographic Explorer (1985– )
Episode: Camp Leatherneck (2010)

Documentary, History

7.8
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National Geographic Explorer offers an inside look at Camp Leatherneck the U.S. Marine base of operation in Afghanistan where more than 10,000 soldiers are charged with fighting the Taliban.

Writer: Robert Zakin | Stars: Gabriel Christianson, Peter Coyote, Gerard Dempster, Al Faxon

Votes: 33

47. Frontline/World (2002– )
Episode: Children of the Taliban (2009)

Documentary

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Director: Daniel Edge | Star: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

48. Suomensukuiset 30 päivässä (2013)
Episode: Mordva ja Komi (2013)

45 min | Documentary

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Writer: Vera Olsson | Director: Vera Olsson | Star: Ville Haapasalo

49. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: Motherland Afghanistan (2007)

Documentary

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Medical care for Afghan women, after the U.S. invasion.

Writers: Lisa Ko, Eric Martin, Charlie Pearson, Lois Vossen | Director: Sedika Mojadidi | Stars: Terrence Howard, Nafisa Mojadidi, Qudrat Mojadidi, Sedika Mojadidi

Votes: 36

50. The Empire Files (2015– )
Episode: The Censored Reality of the Refugee Crisis (2015)

Documentary, News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Atossa Abrahamian, Abby Martin, Saskia Sassen