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1. Three Kings (1999)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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82 Metascore

In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, 4 soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.

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

2. Beyond Paradise (2015)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance

Haunted by a tragic past, Shahrzad, a stunning music student flees Iran 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.

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

3. Triage (2009)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, War

6.6
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The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague.

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

4. My Sweet Pepper Land (2013)

100 min | Drama

7.2
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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 »

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

5. Turtles Can Fly (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, War

8.0
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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.

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

6. The Wall (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 »

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

7. Yol (1982)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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A harsh portrait of Turkey, its people and its authorities, shown through the stories of five prisoners given a week's home leave, and the problems they encounter in adjusting to the world ... See full summary »

Writer: Yilmaz Güney | Directors: Serif Gören, Yilmaz Güney | Stars: Tarik Akan, Serif Sezer, Halil Ergün, Meral Orhonsay

8. Italy in a Day (2014)

75 min | Documentary

7.5
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Writers: Ilaria Castiglioni, Raffaello Fusaro, Lorenzo Gangarossa | Director: Gabriele Salvatores | Stars: Alessia Gatti, Antonio Rocco, Lorenzo Ciani, Nikolas Grasso

9. 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 »

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

10. Blackboards (2000)

88 min | Drama, War

6.9
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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 »

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

11. 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

12. A Time for Drunken Horses (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.

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

13. Marooned in Iraq (2002)

108 min | Drama

7.3
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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 »

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

14. Vodka Lemon (2003)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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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 »

Writers: Lei Dinety, Pauline Gouzenne, Hiner Saleem | Director: Hiner Saleem | Stars: Romen Avinian, Lala Sarkissian, Ivan Franek, Ruzan Mesropyan

15. David & Layla (2005)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Star-crossed lovers, David & Layla- Romeo & Juliet in New York with a twist!. Inspired by a true story, a spicy romantic comedy...via Iraq & Jerusalem.

Writer: J.J. Alani | Director: J.J. Alani | Stars: David Moscow, Shiva Rose, Callie Thorne, Peter Van Wagner

16. 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.

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

17. Brothers at War (2009)

R | 110 min | Documentary, War

6.6
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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

18. Kilometre Zero (2005)

91 min | 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.

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

19. The Last Outpost (1935)

Approved | 72 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.0
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In World War I, British-officer Michael Andrews is captured by a band of Kurdish raiders on the Eastern Front, and is rescued by a man calling himself John Stevenson, although he refuses to... See full summary »

Writers: F. Britten Austin, Charles Brackett, Frank Partos, Philip MacDonald | Directors: Charles Barton, Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Cary Grant, Claude Rains, Gertrude Michael, Kathleen Burke

20. 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 »

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

21. 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 »

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

22. Chaplin of the Mountains (2013)

91 min | Drama

8.4
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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 »

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

23. Gitmek: My Marlon and Brando (2008)

93 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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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 »

Writers: Ayça Damgaci, Huseyin Karabey | Director: Huseyin Karabey | Stars: Ayça Damgaci, Hama Ali Kahn, Cengiz Bozkurt, Nesrin Cevadzade

24. Big Man, Little Love (2001)

120 min | Drama

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

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

25. Auction of Souls (1919)

Drama, History, Romance

6.2
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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 »

Writers: Aurora Mardiganian, Henry Leyford Gates, Frederick Chapin | Director: Oscar Apfel | Stars: Aurora Mardiganian, Irving Cummings, Anna Q. Nilsson, Henry Morgenthau

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

72 min | Documentary, War

5.9
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A war of national liberation or a war against terrorism? Filmmaker and acclaimed freelance journalist Kevin McKiernan poses this question at the outset of this stirring, provocative film ... See full summary »

Writer: Kevin McKiernan | Director: Kevin McKiernan

27. Death Scenes 2 (1992 Video)

Documentary

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

28. 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 »

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

29. Mikael (2013)

Drama | Post-production

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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.

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

30. A Little Bit of Freedom (2003)

102 min | Drama

6.4
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Writers: Henner Winckler, Yüksel Yavuz | Director: Yüksel Yavuz | Stars: Cagdas Bozkurt, Necmettin Çobanoglu, Leroy Delmar, Sunay Girisken

31. In Nowhere Land (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 »

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

32. Dol (2007)

90 min | Drama

5.3
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On his wedding day, a Kurdish man must flee through Turkish, then Iraqi and eventually Iranian Kurdistan.

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

33. Jiyan (2002)

102 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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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 »

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

34. The Photograph (2001)

66 min | Drama

6.8
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Writer: Kazim Öz | Director: Kazim Öz | Stars: Muhlis Asan, Zulfiye Dolu, Feyyaz Duman, Nazmî Kirik

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

96 min | Comedy

6.3
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Writer: Hiner Saleem | Director: Hiner Saleem | Stars: Georges Corraface, Marina Kobakhidze, Rona Hartner, Schahla Aalam

36. Notes from a Kurdish Rebel (2006)

80 min | Documentary

4.8
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Akif left Germany to join up with the PKK guerrilla fighters. His diary records the doubts, dreams and political discussions that the fighters share as they march through the mountains, and... See full summary »

Director: Stefano Savona | Stars: Kazim Cavuldak, Aram, Siyar, Slav

37. The Boy Who Stopped Talking (1996)

108 min | Drama, Family, War

6.7
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Memo doesn't speak anymore, he's angry about his father's decision to move his family to The Netherlands.

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

38. American Herro (2009 Video)

57 min | History

7.6
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American Herro is the remarkable story of a young Kurdish girl who comes to America as a refugee from Iraq and lives out the American dream. 30-years later, traveling the globe working for ... See full summary »

Writer: Kirk Roos | Director: Kirk Roos | Stars: Herro Mustafa, Kirk Roos

39. Beyond Our Dreams (2000)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

3.5
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Writer: Hiner Saleem | Director: Hiner Saleem | Stars: Olivier Sitruk, Rosanna Vite Mesropian, Romen Avinian, Edik Bagdasarian

40. Black Tape: A Tehran Diary, the Videotape Fariborz Kambari Found in the Garbage (2002)

83 min | Drama

7.0
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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 »

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

41. On the Way (2005)

90 min | Drama

6.3
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Writer: Erden Kiral | Director: Erden Kiral | Stars: Yesim Buber, Halil Ergün, Israfil Köse, Serdar Orçin

42. Shewi Hisab (2011)

90 min | Drama, Thriller, War

5.5
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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.

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

43. Bekhal's Tears (2006)

84 min | Drama

5.8
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All Bekhal wants is to get an education and be happy. But her parents have other plans for her. The laws have changed after Saddam Hussein. But can society change her traditions too?

Writer: Lauand Omar | Director: Lauand Omar | Stars: Ozzie Aziz, Aware Xan, Peyuand Ismael Hawez

44. Zare (1927)

72 min | Drama

6.9
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At the time of the Russian Revolution, in a Yazidi Kurdish village in Armenia, a young shepherd Seydo and his girlfriend Zare struggle for their right to a happy love.

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

45. Jani gal (2007)

Drama, History

7.9
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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 »

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

46. Badolato: Hoffen auf ein Wunder (2001)

74 min

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Curdish refugees who landed on the coast of Calabria are enthusiastically welcomed by the small impoverished "ghost-town" of Badolato, which hoped to gain both new life and federal funding ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Ralske

47. Rojin (2010)

10 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

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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?

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

48. Isiklar sönmesin (1996)

80 min | Drama

5.8
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Director: Reis Çelik | Stars: Berhan Simsek, Tarik Tarcan, Selmin Karaali, Tuncel Kurtiz

49. Close-up Kurdistan (2007)

104 min | Documentary

6.1
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Writer: Yüksel Yavuz | Director: Yüksel Yavuz | Stars: Abdulkadir Aygan, Beriwan, Ismail Besikçi, Eyse Sipendarik

50. Saddam Hussein: le procès que vous ne verrez pas (2004 TV Movie)

43 min | Documentary

5.7
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Saddam Hussein will face trial and his crimes are well-known. But what about western politicians and businessmen who supported him and helped him acquire WMD? What about France and the US who both used him to fight the Iranian mullahs?

Directors: Michel Despratx, Barry Lando | Stars: Gazwan Al-Mukhtar, Zainab Al-Suwaij, Madeleine Albright, James Baker III