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1. Lone Survivor (2013)

R | 121 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.6
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60 Metascore

Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.

Writers: Peter Berg, Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson | Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster

2. Brothers (I) (2009)

R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller, War

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

3. Korengal (2014)

R | 84 min | Documentary, History, News

6.7
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67 Metascore

Korengal picks up where Restrepo left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war.

Director: Sebastian Junger | Stars: LaMonta Caldwell, Miguel Cortez, Stephen Gillespie, Aron Hijar

4. 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

5. Special Forces (2011)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, War

6.3
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37 Metascore

A French journalist in Afghanistan is kidnapped by the Taliban.

Writers: Stéphane Rybojad, Michael Cooper, Emmanuelle Collomp | Director: Stéphane Rybojad | Stars: Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou, Benoît Magimel, Denis Ménochet

6. 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

7. 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

8. Postal (2007)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

4.4
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22 Metascore

In the ironically named city of Paradise, a recently laid-off loser teams up with his cult-leading uncle to steal a peculiar bounty of riches from their local amusement park; somehow, the recently arrived Taliban have a similar focus, but a far more sinister intent.

Writers: Uwe Boll, Bryan C. Knight | Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Dave Foley, Verne Troyer, Zack Ward, Chris Coppola

9. Armadillo (2010)

105 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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72 Metascore

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

Writer: Kasper Torsting | Director: Janus Metz Pedersen

10. The Road to Guantanamo (2006)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.6
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64 Metascore

Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.

Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Riz Ahmed, Farhad Harun, Waqar Siddiqui, Arfan Usman

11. An American Carol (2008)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.4
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20 Metascore

An anti-American filmmaker who's out to abolish the July Fourth holiday is visited by three ghosts who try to change his perception of the country.

Writers: David Zucker, Myrna Sokoloff, Lewis Friedman | Director: David Zucker | Stars: Kevin P. Farley, Kelsey Grammer, Leslie Nielsen, Trace Adkins

12. Hell and Back Again (2011)

88 min | Documentary, Action, History

6.5
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81 Metascore

What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home? Hell and Back Again is a cinematically revolutionary film that asks and answers these questions with a power and ... See full summary »

Director: Danfung Dennis | Stars: Nathan Harris, Ashley Harris, The Marines of Echo Company, Christian Cabaniss

13. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Crime, War

8.0
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82 Metascore

An in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002.

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

14. Osombie (2012)

92 min | Action, Horror

3.7
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The story follows Dusty, a yoga instructor from Colorado, who is on a desperate rescue mission to save her crazy brother Derek, a conspiracy theorist who is convinced Osama bin Laden is ... See full summary »

Writer: Kurt Hale | Director: John Lyde | Stars: Eve Mauro, Corey Sevier, Jasen Wade, Danielle Chuchran

15. In the Name of God (2007)

168 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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Two brothers, both artistes, experience major changes at the hands of Islamic fundamentalists and the U.S. Government; while their female cousin is abducted, forced to marry, and sexually molested.

Writers: Shoaib Mansoor, Faiza Mujahid, Bulleh Shah | Director: Shoaib Mansoor | Stars: Shaan, Fawad Khan, Iman Ali, Austin Marie Sayre

16. 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

17. The Beast of War (1988)

R | 111 min | War

7.4
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During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains. A unique ... See full summary »

Writer: William Mastrosimone | Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: George Dzundza, Jason Patric, Steven Bauer, Stephen Baldwin

18. The Awful Truth (1999–2000)

30 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.0
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Activist film director Michael Moore hosts a show where he continues his crusade to expose wrongdoing by the high and mighty.

Stars: Michael Moore, Jay Martel, Gideon Evans, Karen Duffy

19. Sand Serpents (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

4.3
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Jason Gedrick and a small group of Marines are stranded in the remote Afghan desert. But it ain't the Taliban that's worrying them, it's these giant refugees from Tremors. In fact the big ... See full summary »

Writer: Raul Inglis | Director: Jeff Renfroe | Stars: Jason Gedrick, Tamara Hope, Elias Toufexis, Sebastian Knapp

20. Medal of Honor (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, War

7.5
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Writers: Michael McCarthy, Adrian Vershinin, Jon Paquette | Director: Tobias Strömvall | Stars: Jeffrey Pierce, Jon Bruno, Dustin Leighton, Chris Fries

21. Kabul Express (2006)

105 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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The attention of the world is focused, after the terrorist attacks in U.S.A. of 11Sep01, on Afghanistan - a country that has been torn by war for the last 23 years, and has had no media ... See full summary »

Writers: Kabir Khan, Sandeep Srivastava | Director: Kabir Khan | Stars: John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Salman Shahid, Hanif Hum Ghum

22. 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

23. Tere Bin Laden (2010)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A Pakistani news reporter concocts a novel video in a desperate bid to immigrate to the United States of America.

Writers: Mohammad Ahmad, Abhishek Sharma | Director: Abhishek Sharma | Stars: Ali Zafar, Pradhuman Singh, Piyush Mishra, Nikhil Ratnaparkhi

24. Kandahar Break: Fortress of War (2009)

94 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.4
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In 1999, a British mine clearance engineer working for the Taliban government in Afghanistan must flee the country when he becomes embroiled in a deadly game of intrigue and betrayal.

Writer: David Whitney | Director: David Whitney | Stars: Shaun Dooley, Dean Andrews, Rasheed Naz, Tatmain Ul Qulb

25. 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

26. Fahrenhype 9/11 (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

4.8
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A documentary which refutes and debunks 'facts' made by Michael Moore in his hit film "Fahrenheit 9/11".

Writers: Eileen McGann, Dick Morris, Lee Troxler | Director: Alan Peterson | Stars: Dick Morris, Zell Miller, Ed Koch, Ron Silver

27. Sniper: Inside the Crosshairs (2009 TV Movie)

War

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Writer: Kelly McPherson | Director: Emre Sahin | Stars: Scott Levy, Chad Mathews, Matthew R. Anderson, Nathan Lee Brynner

28. Kandagar (2010)

103 min | Action, Drama, War

6.9
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Writer: Andrey Kavun | Director: Andrey Kavun | Stars: Aleksandr Baluev, Yury Belyayev, Bogdan Benyuk, Aleksandr Golubev

29. Chasing Freedom (2004 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Drama

6.7
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A lawyer reluctantly takes on the pro bono asylum case of a woman who has fled the brutal Taliban regieme in Afghanistan and arrived in the United States seeking freedom.

Writer: Barbara Samuels | Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Juliette Lewis, Layla Alizada, Bruce Gray, Michael David Simms

30. Rubicon (II)

Action | Announced

Described as a modern take on "The Seven Samurai", set in Afghanistan with U.S. Navy SEALs defending villagers from raiding Taliban forces.

Writer: Christopher McQuarrie | Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Star: Ken Lally

31. Kandahar (2001)

81 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.8
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76 Metascore

After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her.

Writer: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Nelofer Pazira, Hassan Tantai, Ike Ogut, Sadou Teymouri

32. 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

33. Airboss (1997)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure

2.2
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Hidden at a desolate air base in a former Soviet Republic is an awesome weapon, the only working prototype of the MIG 35 "Firebomb" the Soviet stealth fighter/bomber. A mercenary assault ... See full summary »

Writers: Matthew M. Howe, J. Christian Ingvordsen | Director: J. Christian Ingvordsen | Stars: Frank Zagarino, Kayle Watson, J. Christian Ingvordsen, Caroline Strong

34. Enemies of Happiness (2006)

58 min | Documentary

7.5
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The first Afghan woman ever to enter parliament, Malalai Joya is followed during her campaign to introduce democracy to a country long ruled by warlords and Taliban.

Director: Eva Mulvad | Star: Malalai Joya

35. Bin Laden: Shoot to Kill (2011 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.3
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The inside story of the hunt for Bin Laden.

Writers: Phil Craig, Bruce Goodison | Director: Bruce Goodison | Stars: Jamie Lee, Marc Ambinder, Osama bin Laden, John O. Brennan

36. Retaliation (2006)

53 min | Drama

6.8
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Awaiting beheading, terrorist captured news reporter learns of the true reason behind the Coalition Forces infiltration into Iraq. Can he survive long enough to reveal the truth?

Writer: Carl Miller | Director: Carl Miller | Stars: Michael Otis, Yasmine Delawari, Al No'mani, Fred Toma

37. ScaredSacred (2004)

105 min | Documentary, History, War

7.4
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In a world teetering on the edge of self destruction, award-winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper sets out on a unique pilgrimmage. Visiting the 'Ground Zeros' of the planet, he asks if it's ... See full summary »

Writer: Velcrow Ripper | Director: Velcrow Ripper

38. Bye-Bye Bin Laden (2009)

Not Rated | 73 min | Animation, Comedy

4.1
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South Park meets The Daily Show in this irreverent, animated satire about war, TV, women's rights and religious extremism.

Writer: Scott Sublett | Director: Scott Sublett | Stars: Todd Banhazl, Carolyn Beach, Chloe Bronzan, Gerry Doot

39. 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

40. Stray Dogs (2004)

93 min | Drama

7.2
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The story of survival of 2 children in post-Taliban Afghanistan. Their mother has been imprisoned for "adultery" and their father is in Guantanamo Bay.

Writer: Marzieh Makhmalbaf | Director: Marzieh Makhmalbaf | Stars: Gol-Ghotai, Zahed, Agheleh Rezaie, Sohrab Akbari

41. Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror (2003 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

8.0
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A critical documentary about the war on terror since 9-11.

Writer: John Pilger | Directors: Steve Connelly, John Pilger | Star: John Pilger

42. Horse Soldiers

Drama | Announced

A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.

Writers: Peter Craig, Doug Stanton, Ted Tally | Director: Nicolai Fuglsig

43. The Boy Who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan (2004)

96 min | Documentary, History, War

7.5
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In 2001, the Taliban government of Afghanistan destroyed the Buddhas of Bamiyan, the world's tallest stone sculptures. By the summer of 2002, after the fall of the Taliban, more than 250 ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Grabsky

44. The Boy Mir (2011)

90 min | Documentary

7.5
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Tracks cheeky, enthusiastic Mir from a childish eight to a fully grown eighteen-year-old in Afghanistan.

Writer: Phil Grabsky | Director: Phil Grabsky

45. Massoud, the Afghan (1998)

89 min | Documentary, History, War

8.0
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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

46. Afghanistan: Between Light and Darkness (2011)

22 min | Short

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The heroic journey of two Afghan leaders who are fervently working to heal their country, transcending the televised images of their nation's never-ending wars. It is a story of light and hope amid a world still in darkness.

Director: Penelope Price

47. The President Versus David Hicks (2004)

52 min | Documentary

6.7
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A documentary about the "Australian Taliban", David Hicks. The film follows the struggles of David's father, Terry Hicks, as he tries to free his son from the U.S. military prison at ... See full summary »

Directors: Curtis Levy, Bentley Dean | Stars: David Hicks, Terry Hicks, Luke Crowe

48. 16 Days in Afghanistan (2007 Video)

60 min | Documentary

7.5
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16 Days in Afghanistan is a documentary that documents the state of Afghan people after the fall of the Taliban.

Director: Anwar Hajher

49. Daughters of Afghanistan (2003 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

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This film looks at the efforts to rebuild Afghanistan's infrastructure and culture, as seen through the eyes of women, such as former Deputy Prime Minister Sima Samar, whose fight for ... See full summary »

Writers: Sally Armstrong, Sally Armstrong, Robin Benger | Director: Robin Benger | Star: Sally Armstrong

50. The Afghan Alphabet (2002)

45 min | Documentary

7.0
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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