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1. Three Kings (1999)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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82 Metascore

In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, four soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze

Votes: 143,956 | Gross: $60.65M

2. Turtles Can Fly (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, War

8.1
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85 Metascore

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.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Soran Ebrahim, Avaz Latif, Saddam Hossein Feysal, Hiresh Feysal Rahman

Votes: 14,528 | Gross: $0.26M

3. Triage (2009)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, War

6.5
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The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague.

Director: Danis Tanovic | Stars: Colin Farrell, Jamie Sives, Paz Vega, Kelly Reilly

Votes: 9,057

4. Beyond Paradise (2016)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Haunted by a tragic past, Shahrzad, a stunning music student, flees her homeland and ends up in an estranged marriage in Los Angeles, where her piano teacher's lover sparks a passion in her that threatens to destroy everything.

Director: J.J. Alani | Stars: Spencer Grammer, Daphne Zuniga, Ryan Guzman, Francia Raisa

Votes: 261

5. My Sweet Pepper Land (2013)

100 min | Drama

7.0
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Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, is now sheriff in Erbil, the capital city. No longer feeling useful in this society now at peace, he thinks about quitting the police force, but ... See full summary »

Director: Hiner Saleem | Stars: Korkmaz Arslan, Golshifteh Farahani, Suat Usta, Mir Murad Bedirxan

Votes: 1,369

6. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)

118 min | Drama

7.6
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86 Metascore

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.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Behzad Dorani, Noghre Asadi, Roushan Karam Elmi, Bahman Ghobadi

Votes: 6,053 | Gross: $0.21M

7. Zamani barayé masti asbha (2000)

80 min | Drama, War

7.7
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78 Metascore

Young Iranian Kurds (brothers and sisters) try to save the youngest of them, who is seriously ill.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Ayoub Ahmadi, Rojin Younessi, Amaneh Ekhtiar-dini, Madi Ekhtiar-dini

Votes: 5,752 | Gross: $0.70M

8. Blackboards (2000)

88 min | Drama, War

7.0
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64 Metascore

Itinerant Kurdish teachers, carrying blackboards on their backs, look for students in the hills and villages of Iran, near the Iraqi border during the Iran-Iraq war. Said falls in with a ... See full summary »

Director: Samira Makhmalbaf | Stars: Said Mohamadi, Behnaz Jafari, Bahman Ghobadi, Mohamad Karim Rahmati

Votes: 2,139 | Gross: $0.00M

9. Duvar (1983)

117 min | Drama

8.1
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Teens in a Turkish prison struggle to survive under hideous conditions. Made by dying Yilmaz Guney in France, after he escaped from a Turkish prison, enabling him to accept his award at ... See full summary »

Director: Yilmaz Güney | Stars: Tuncel Kurtiz, Ayse Emel Mesci Kuray, Malik Berrichi, Nicolas Hossein

Votes: 2,867

10. Half Moon (2006)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.3
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72 Metascore

Mamo, an old and legendary Kurdish musician living in Iran, plans to give one final concert in Iraqi Kurdistan. After seven months of trying to get a permit and rounding up his ten sons, he... See full summary »

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Ismail Ghaffari, Allah-Morad Rashtian, Farzin Sabooni, Kambiz Arshi

Votes: 2,060 | Gross: $0.00M

11. Vodka Lemon (2003)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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69 Metascore

In a remote, isolated Yazidi Kurdish village in post-Soviet Armenia, Hamo, a widower with a pitiful pension and three worthless sons, travels daily to his wife's grave. There he meets the ... See full summary »

Director: Hiner Saleem | Stars: Romen Avinian, Lala Sarkissian, Ivan Franek, Ruzan Mesropyan

Votes: 1,705 | Gross: $0.06M

12. Gomgashtei dar Aragh (2002)

108 min | Drama

7.4
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86 Metascore

During the war between Iran and Iraq, a group of Iranian Kurd musicians set off on an almost impossible mission. They will try to find Hanareh, a singer with a magic voice who crossed the ... See full summary »

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Shahab Ebrahimi, Faegh Mohamadi, Allah-Morad Rashtian, Rojan Hosseini

Votes: 1,169 | Gross: $0.14M

13. Før snøen faller (2013)

96 min | Drama

7.2
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BEFORE SNOWFALL is a road movie that becomes an odyssey from East to West for young Siyar, a village-boy from Iraqi-Kurdistan. His journey begins when his older sister, Nermin, flees her ... See full summary »

Director: Hisham Zaman | Stars: Abdullah Taher, Suzan Ilir, Bahar Ozen, Ava Abdulsattar

Votes: 411

14. David & Layla (2005)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Star-crossed lovers, David and Layla - Romeo and Juliet in New York with a twist!. Inspired by a true story, a spicy romantic comedy...via Iraq & Jerusalem.

Director: J.J. Alani | Stars: David Moscow, Shiva Rose, Peter Van Wagner, Polly Adams

Votes: 821 | Gross: $0.12M

15. The Last Outpost (1935)

Approved | 76 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.2
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During WW1, the destinies of British officers Michael Andrews and John Stevenson seem intertwined on the battle front as much as on a more personal level.

Directors: Charles Barton, Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Cary Grant, Gertrude Michael, Claude Rains, Margaret Swope

Votes: 287

16. Journey to the Sun (1999)

104 min | Drama

7.1
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72 Metascore

Mehmet, a young Turkish man newly migrated from the village Tire, takes a job searching for water leaks below the surface of the streets of Istanbul. Due to a strange set of events, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Yesim Ustaoglu | Stars: Nazmî Kirik, Newroz Baz, Mizgin Kapazan, Ara Güler

Votes: 1,142 | Gross: $0.00M

17. Brothers at War (2009)

R | 110 min | Documentary, War

6.5
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60 Metascore

An intimate portrait of an American family during a turbulent time. Jake Rademacher sets out to understand the experience, sacrifice, and motivation of his two brothers serving in Iraq. The... See full summary »

Director: Jake Rademacher | Stars: Jake Rademacher, Isaac Rademacher, Joe Rademacher, Mahmoud Hamid Ali

Votes: 551 | Gross: $0.15M

18. Wild Kurdistan (1965)

95 min | Adventure

5.8
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After dealing with the Shut in the Balkans, Kara Ben-Nemsi ('Karl the German') receives a firman (precious passport) from the padishah (Ottoman sultan) before he continues his travels ... See full summary »

Director: Franz Josef Gottlieb | Stars: Lex Barker, Marie Versini, Ralf Wolter, Djordje Nenadovic

Votes: 425

19. Auction of Souls (1919)

80 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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Aurora Mardiganian, a young and beautiful Armenian girl, lives with her parents in the Turkish city of Havpoul. Her father, a prosperous merchant, was preparing to send her to the West to ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Apfel | Stars: Aurora Mardiganian, Irving Cummings, Anna Q. Nilsson, Henry Morgenthau

Votes: 813

20. Büyük adam küçük ask (2001)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Hejar, meaning "Dispossessed", a little Kurdish orphan war victim, educates a Turkish judge!

Director: Handan Ipekçi | Stars: Sükran Güngör, Dilan Erçetin, Füsun Demirel, Yildiz Kenter

Votes: 1,213

21. Iraq in Fragments (2006)

94 min | Documentary, War

7.3
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84 Metascore

Stories from modern day Iraq as told by Iraqis living in a time of war, occupation and ethnic tension.

Director: James Longley | Stars: Mohammed Haithem, Suleiman Mahmoud, Muqtada al-Sadr, George W. Bush

Votes: 1,292 | Gross: $0.06M

22. Gulistan, Land of Roses (2016)

86 min | Documentary

7.2
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They belong to the armed wing of the PKK, the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which is also an active guerrilla movement. The mission of these female fighters? Defend Kurdish territory in Iraq ... See full summary »

Director: Zayne Akyol

Votes: 70

23. Kilomètre zéro (2005)

91 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.1
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Set during the Iraq-Iran war in the 80s, the film tells of a tragicomic road trip set in Iraq's Kurdistan.

Director: Hiner Saleem | Stars: Nazmî Kirik, Eyam Ekrem, Belçim Bilgin, Ehmed Qeladizeni

Votes: 373

24. Italy in a Day (2014)

75 min | Documentary

7.3
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On one day in October 2013, thousands of Italians record video of their lives, collected by the director to this kaleidoscopic portrait of a troubled but vibrant country.

Director: Gabriele Salvatores | Stars: Nikolas Grasso, Valeria Cocco, Antonio Rocco, Alessia Gatti

Votes: 351

25. Gelecek Uzun Sürer (2011)

108 min | Drama

6.7
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Sumru is doing music researches at a university in Istanbul. To work on her thesis on gathering and recording an exhaustive collection of Anatolian elegies she sets off for the south-east ... See full summary »

Director: Özcan Alper | Stars: Gaye Gürsel, Durukan Ordu, Selman Unlusoy

Votes: 742

26. Hiçbiryerde (2002)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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Sükran who works at pay box of Haydarpasa is around 40 ages. She has a son whose name is Veysel. He works in a factory. She suffered from her husband's political actions, so she wants to ... See full summary »

Director: Tayfun Pirselimoglu | Stars: Zuhal Olcay, Michael Mendl, Parkan Özturan, Meral Okay

Votes: 369

27. I Want to Live (2015)

106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

9.3
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I Want to Live is a documentary on the lives of Kurdish Refugees from Syria, living in refugee camps in Kurdistan. Shot on location, it is set against the Syrian civil war and the ISIS (... See full summary »

Director: Karzan Kardozi

Votes: 240

28. Gitmek: Benim Marlon ve Brandom (2008)

93 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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Three years ago, in real-life, Hama Ali, a charismatic actor from Iraq famous locally for his performance as Iraq's version of Superman, met Ayca on a film-set. He and Ayca, a fiery actress... See full summary »

Director: Hüseyin Karabey | Stars: Ayça Damgaci, Hama Ali Kahn, Cengiz Bozkurt, Nesrin Cavadzade

Votes: 703

29. Were Dengê Min: Come To My Voice (2014)

105 min | Drama

6.3
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This is the story of two women on opposite ends of a life-time, a very young, curious Jiyan and her life-weary but resistant grandmother Berfe, in order to save the person who links them to each other.

Director: Hüseyin Karabey | Stars: Tuncay Akdemir, Selim Bulut, Sabahettin DAG, Feride Gezer

Votes: 213

30. Death Scenes 2 (1992 Video)

Documentary

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Director: Nick Bougas | Stars: Harold Wells, Susan Atkins, Jeffrey Dahmer, James Dean

Votes: 124

31. Mikael (2015)

79 min | Drama

6.3
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Far past his prime at age 33, and left with one option, Mikael travels to Kurdistan Iraq, his ancestral home, to redeem his prodigious potential and heal his soul.

Director: Kordo Doski | Stars: Kordo Doski, Sitara Hewitt, Randall Park, Jose Moreno Brooks

Votes: 21

32. Rojin (2010)

10 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Rojin is a maid at a hotel in London. When she overhears a hotel guest, memories of her past in Iran come rushing back. Rojin must consider the ultimate question: Can she forgive if she can never forget?

Director: Chiman Rahimi | Stars: Shivani Ghai, Vincenzo Nicoli, Steven Cree, Martin Scorer

Votes: 6

33. Fratricide (2005)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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68 Metascore

Two young Kurdish refugees, recently arrived in Germany struggle to make their way through the harshness of the occidental city. Their encounter with a gang of Turks will rapidly led them ... See full summary »

Director: Yilmaz Arslan | Stars: Xevat Gectan, Erdal Celik, Bulent Buyukasik, Nurretin Celik

Votes: 262

34. Vive la mariée... et la libération du Kurdistan (1998)

96 min | Comedy

6.1
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Director: Hiner Saleem | Stars: Georges Corraface, Marina Kobakhidze, Rona Hartner, Schahla Aalam

Votes: 93

35. Life on the Border (2015)

73 min | Documentary, War

6.7
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A documentary made by eight children from Kobani and Shengal in refugee camps on the border of Syria and Iraq, who recorded their own life experiences and stories in the wake of brutal attacks by ISIS.

Directors: Mahmod Ahmad, Ronahi Ezaddin, Sami Hossein, Delovan Kekha, Hazem Khodeideh, Diar Omar, Zohour Saeid, Basmeh Soleiman, Nemati Shaho, Mohammad Toriwarian

Votes: 34

36. Jiyan (2002)

102 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Five years following the infamous chemical and biological bombing of Halabja, Diyari, a Kurdish/ American good Samaritan, returns to his homeland to build an orphanage in what is left of ... See full summary »

Director: Jano Rosebiani | Stars: Kurdo Galali, Pirshang Berzinji, Choman Hawrami, Enwer Shexani

Votes: 94

37. Dol (2007)

90 min | Drama

5.7
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On his wedding day, a Kurdish man must flee through Turkish, then Iraqi and eventually Iranian Kurdistan.

Director: Hiner Saleem | Stars: Nazmî Kirik, Belçim Bilgin, Omer Chawshin, Rojîn Ulker

Votes: 118

38. Zare (1927)

72 min | Drama

7.2
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Immediately prior to the Russian Revolution, a young shepherd Seydo and his girlfriend Zare struggle for their right to a happy love in a Yazidi Kurdish village in Russian Armenia.

Director: Amo Bek-Nazaryan | Stars: Maria Tenazi, Hrachia Nersisyan, Avet Avetisyan, Olga Gulazyan

Votes: 56

39. Khake ashena (2008)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Bahman Farmanara | Stars: Reza Kianian, Babak Hamidian, Maryam Boubani, Bita Farahi

Votes: 175

40. Isiklar sönmesin (1996)

80 min | Drama

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Director: Reis Çelik | Stars: Berhan Simsek, Tarik Tarcan, Selmin Karaali, Tuncel Kurtiz

Votes: 165

41. Good Kurds, Bad Kurds: No Friends But the Mountains (2000)

72 min | Documentary, War

6.1
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A war of national liberation or a war against terrorism? Film-maker and acclaimed freelance journalist Kevin McKiernan poses this question at the outset of this stirring, provocative film ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin McKiernan | Stars: William Hartung, James McGovern, Kevin McKiernan, Abdullah Ocalan

Votes: 80

42. Shewi Hisab (2011)

90 min | Drama, Thriller, War

6.2
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While traveling through Kurdistan, Flute player Jeladet is caught in an army ambush. A cruel general saves him, and the beauty of Jeladet's heavenly music finally makes him see the terror of his actions.

Director: Hussain Sewdin | Stars: Bahez Fatah, Najat Hakim, Bakhtiar Halabjai, Anwar Hassari

Votes: 18

43. The Boy Who Stopped Talking (1996)

108 min | Drama, Family, War

6.8
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Memo doesn't speak anymore, he's angry about his father's decision to move his family to The Netherlands.

Director: Ben Sombogaart | Stars: Erçan Orhan, Halsho Hussain, Brader Musiki, Husna Killi

Votes: 80

44. Kleine Freiheit (2003)

102 min | Drama

6.5
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Director: Yüksel Yavuz | Stars: Cagdas Bozkurt, Necmettin Çobanoglu, Leroy Delmar, Sunay Girisken

Votes: 134

45. Passeurs de rêves (2000)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

3.7
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Director: Hiner Saleem | Stars: Olivier Sitruk, Ruzan Mesropyan, Romen Avinian, Edik Bagdasarian

Votes: 25

46. Fotograf (2001)

66 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: Kazim Öz | Stars: Muhlis Asan, Zulfiye Dolu, Feyyaz Duman, Nazmî Kirik

Votes: 89

47. Chaplin of the Mountains (2013)

91 min | Drama

7.7
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43 Metascore

A recently orphaned young Kurdish-French woman travels to Iraqi Kurdistan to find her mother's village, likely destroyed during the Anfal genocide. On her journey she meets two American ... See full summary »

Director: Jano Rosebiani | Stars: Estelle Bajou, Zack Gold, Kurdo Galali, Taies Farzan

Votes: 30

48. Ravayate Makhdush (2002)

83 min | Drama

6.8
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Banned in Iran this experimental film uses fictionalized, grainy, home video footage to tell the story of the abusive relationship between a successful middle aged Iranian businessman and ... See full summary »

Director: Fariborz Kamkari | Stars: Farzin Sabooni, Parviz Moass, Shilan Rhamani

Votes: 44

49. Yolda - Rüzgar geri getirirse (2005)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Erden Kiral | Stars: Yesim Büber, Halil Ergün, Mehmet Esen, Israfil Köse

Votes: 65

50. Jani gal (2007)

100 min | Drama, History

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Setting: Sulaymaniah, Iraqi Kurdistan, in the 1940s. When his wife Kaleh goes into labor, her husband Jwamer runs to get the midwife. By ill luck, he runs into the middle of a political ... See full summary »

Director: Jamil Rostami | Stars: Nezar Selami, Rinas Voria, Abdol Hama Javan, Jian Ebrahim

Votes: 65