Top-US-Grossing Titles With Country of Origin Afghanistan


1. 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 »

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

Votes: 7,783 | Gross: $1.13M

2. The Hornet's Nest (2014)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Action, History

6.5
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61 Metascore

Armed only with their cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history.

Directors: David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud | Stars: Frank Adamski, Ofren Arrechaga, Ed Bankston, Carlos Boettcher

Votes: 1,517 | Gross: $0.31M

3. Syngué sabour, pierre de patience (2012)

R | 102 min | Drama, War

7.1
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64 Metascore

In a war ridden country a woman watches over the husband reduced to a vegetable state by a bullet in the neck, abandoned by Jihad companions and brothers. One day, the woman decides to say things to him she could never have done before.

Director: Atiq Rahimi | Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Hamid Djavadan, Hassina Burgan, Massi Mrowat

Votes: 3,583 | Gross: $0.15M

4. Korengal (2014)

R | 84 min | Documentary, History, News

6.8
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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

Votes: 2,450 | Gross: $0.06M

5. 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

Votes: 2,035 | Gross: $0.04M

6. Trauma (I) (2017)

91 min | Documentary, War | Post-production

After saving lives on the battlefields of Afghanistan, the members of a medevac unit return home to their families, each wounded in different ways.

Director: Harry Sanna

7. Utopia (2015)

85 min | Drama, War

7.4
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Janan, a woman from Afghanistan, travels to the UK for artificial insemination. Cultural, religious, and moral complications explode when William, a medical sciences student working in the clinic, switches the donor's semen for his own.

Director: Hassan Nazer | Stars: Hannah Spearritt, Andrew Shaver, Homayoun Ershadi, Bhasker Patel

Votes: 35

8. The Land of the Enlightened (2016)

87 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.3
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A gang of Afghan kids from the Kuchi tribe dig out old Soviet mines and sell the explosives to children working in a lapis lazuli mine. When not dreaming of the time when American troops ... See full summary »

Director: Pieter-Jan De Pue | Stars: Gholam Nasir, Khyrgyz Baj, Noor, Zulfu

Votes: 354

9. Wolf and Sheep (2016)

86 min | Drama

6.5
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Based upon unpublished diaries, the film assumes the role of an anthropologist observing remote shepherd communities in Afghanistan where wolves and sheep have equal importance.

Director: Shahrbanoo Sadat | Stars: Abdulkarim Abdurahimov, Haji Ahmad, Barat Ali, Qorban Ali

Votes: 151

10. Sag-haye velgard (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.

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

Votes: 468

11. Tell Spring Not to Come This Year (2015)

84 min | Documentary, War

7.0
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The war in Afghanistan, through the eyes of the Afghans who live it.

Directors: Saeed Taji Farouky, Michael McEvoy

Votes: 266

12. No Greater Love (I) (2015)

94 min | Documentary

9.3
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No Greater Love explores a combat deployment through the eyes of an Army chaplain, as he and his men fight their way through a hellish tour in one of the most dangerous places in Afghanistan and then as they struggle to reintegrate home.

Director: Justin Roberts

Votes: 89

13. Marco the Magnificent (1965)

100 min | Adventure, Biography

6.1
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Young Marco Polo travels to China to help Kublai Khan fight against rebels, headed by his own son, with a new invention: gunpowder.

Directors: Denys de La Patellière, Raoul Lévy, Noël Howard | Stars: Horst Buchholz, Anthony Quinn, Akim Tamiroff, Elsa Martinelli

Votes: 355

14. Raftan (2016)

78 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Two young Afghans,Fereshteh and Nabi, are in love, but Fereshteh has to follow her parents and leave Afghanistan to find refuge in Iran. Nabi decides to illegally cross the border, find ... See full summary »

Director: Navid Mahmoudi | Stars: Reza Ahmadi, Fereshteh Hosseini, Behrang Alavi, Nazanin Bayati

Votes: 39

15. The Diplomat (2015)

104 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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THE DIPLOMAT tells the remarkable story of the life and legacy of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, whose singular career spanned fifty years of American foreign policy - from Vietnam to Afghanistan.

Director: David Holbrooke | Stars: Madeleine Albright, Christiane Amanpour, Rina Amiri, Kofi Annan

Votes: 208

16. Blue Movie (Afghanistan) (2010 Video)

12 min | Short, War

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War, the real pornography. 'Soviet, Taliban, that's one of ours, Soviet again...' In a monotone the man identifies the rusting tanks and mortars littering the fields. We bump along in the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeanne Hilary | Stars: Nathalie Bertrand, Harriet Black, Claire Catenaccio, Luc Goodhart

17. Dust (III) (2016)

Action, Drama

6.6
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Azra, Emir, Ahmet are three siblings who were born and raised in Istanbul, their family originally from Afghanistan. After their mother's death, Azra who regrets about her weakness of ... See full summary »

Director: Gozde Kural | Stars: Sayeed Masud Ahmadi, Erkan Akbulut, Haji Gul Aser, Muhammed Cangören

Votes: 44

18. Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden (2013)

TV-14 | 102 min | Documentary, History, War

6.9
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Filled with testimony and recollections from actual C.I.A. agents, this in-depth account reveals the remarkable true story of the pursuit of the world's most notorious terrorist, Osama bin Laden.

Director: Greg Barker | Star: Nada Bakos

Votes: 721

19. The Network (2013)

97 min | Documentary, History, News

6.9
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47 Metascore

The Network is a documentary set behind the scenes at the largest television network in one of the most unstable and dangerous places on earth, Afghanistan.

Director: Eva Orner

Votes: 44

20. Ishq Wa Dosti (1946)

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Director: Reshid Latif

21. A Few Cubic Meters of Love (2014)

90 min | Romance

7.1
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A romance blooms between a young Iranian working in a Teheran factory and the daughter of an Afghan worker.

Director: Jamshid Mahmoudi | Stars: Hasiba Ebrahimi, Nader Fallah, Masoud Mirtaheri, Alireza Ostadi

Votes: 302

22. Lina (I) (2017)

Drama | Post-production

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Director: Ramin Rasouli | Stars: Homayoun Ershadi, Amir Aghaee, Hasiba Ebrahimi, Fahim Ebrahimi

23. Faceless (Afghanistan) (2016)

90 min | Action

9.4
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Sameer is a middle-class young man, who lives with his younger brother. He doesn't have much except a big house left by his parents. He is sick of seeing his country crumble before him. He ... See full summary »

Director: Ali Akbar Akbar Kamal | Stars: Humayoon Shams Khan, Rahmatullah Khostai, Farahnaz Nawabi, Abrar Shams Khan

Votes: 8

24. Mina Walking (2015)

110 min | Drama

8.3
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12 year-old Mina cooks, sews, washes and works selling knick-knacks on the war-torn streets of Kabul to feed her neglectful father and senile grandfather. Nobody praises her. She spends her life walking without looking back or stopping.

Director: Yosef Baraki | Stars: Farzana Nawabi, Hashmatullah Fanai, Qadir Aryaie, Marina Golbahari

Votes: 68

25. Wajma (2013)

85 min | Drama

7.0
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It's snowing in Kabul, and gregarious waiter Mustafa charms a pretty student named Wajma. The pair begins a clandestine relationship - they're playful and passionate but ever mindful of the... See full summary »

Director: Barmak Akram | Stars: Wajma Bahar, Mustafa Abdulsatar, Haji Gul Aser, Brehna Bahar

Votes: 187

26. Buzkashi Boys (2012)

28 min | Short, Drama

6.7
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Set against the dramatic landscape of contemporary Afghanistan and the National sport of Buzkashi - a brutal game of horse polo played with a dead goat - Buzkashi Boys tells the coming of ... See full summary »

Director: Sam French | Stars: Fawad Mohammadi, Jawanmard Paiz, Wali Talash

Votes: 651

27. Earth and Ashes (2004)

102 min | Drama

7.2
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Elderly Dastaguir and his newly deaf 5-year-old grandson Yassin hitchhike and walk, but mostly walk, as they make their way to the coal mine where Dastaguir's son Murad works. Dastaguir ... See full summary »

Director: Atiq Rahimi | Stars: Abdul Ghani, Jawan Mard Homayoun, Sher Agah, Kader Arefi

Votes: 288

28. Frame by Frame (2015)

85 min | Documentary, War

8.2
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84 Metascore

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001... See full synopsis »

Directors: Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli | Stars: Massoud Hossaini, Wakil Kohsar, Najibullah Musafer, Farzana Wahidy

Votes: 91

29. Alexander's Lost World (2013– )

89 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

7.5
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Did Alexander the Great really build sixteen cities in Afghanistan, or was he the destroyer of a far more ancient civilization? David Adams goes in search of the most alluring of them all -... See full summary »

Star: David Adams

Votes: 54

30. The Black Tulip (2010)

116 min | Drama, Family

7.4
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37 Metascore

The Mansouri family opens up a new restaurant after the fall of the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan only to be subsequently targeted by factional Taliban elements.

Director: Sonia Nassery Cole | Stars: Haji Gul Aser, Sonia Nassery Cole, Walid Amini, Somajia Razaya

Votes: 71

31. Opium War (2008)

90 min | Drama, War

6.7
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Two American soldiers wounded in the Afghanistan desert stumble across a Russian tank which has a group of Afghanis living inside.

Director: Siddiq Barmak | Stars: Peter Bussian, Joe Suba, Fawad Samani, Jawanmard Paiez

Votes: 75

32. Snow Monkey (2015)

148 min | Documentary

8.0
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Snow Monkey is an epic portrait of daily life in Jalalabad, where art activist Gittoes recruited gangs of war-damaged children to shoot local, Pashto-style films: vibrant, colorful and ... See full summary »

Director: George Gittoes

Votes: 20

33. The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique (2011)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.4
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Immortal Technique emerged from prison a changed man. As his inner journey continues he travels the world promoting a revolution of consciousness through hip-hop. His path from a troubled ... See full summary »

Director: Cary Stuart | Stars: Pam Africa, Chuck D., DJ Green Lantern, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 168

34. I Am Battle Comic (2017)

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A comedy documentary about performing stand-up comedy for U.S. Troops stationed in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq. Heartfelt interviews with top professional comedians are woven in with ... See full summary »

Director: Jordan Brady | Stars: George Lopez, Dave Attell, Jeff Capri, Don Barnhart Jr.

35. I Am a Girl (2013)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.8
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Six girls coming of age, ready to become something extraordinary.

Director: Rebecca Barry

Votes: 84

36. No Woman (2015)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

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There is a world beyond our world where men say NO to Women when it comes to the making decision. Most women suffer extreme inequality, but only few women accept dangers and fights against it.

Director: Yama Rauf | Stars: Noor Jamal, Habibullah Nikzad

37. Motley's Law (2015)

85 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.1
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'I grew up in a bad neighborhood and Kabul is just that; another bad neighborhood' The last international troops will leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014. 38-year old Kimberley Motley has ... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Nielsen Horanyi | Stars: Triera Holley, Kimberley Motley

Votes: 77

38. Kabuli kid (2008)

97 min | Drama

6.6
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A woman in a light blue chadri abandons her infant in the backseat of a cab in the bustling streets of post-war Kabul.

Director: Barmak Akram | Stars: Haji Gul Aser, Valéry Schatz, Amélie Glenn, Mohammad Chafi Sahel

Votes: 248

39. Neighbours (III) (2009)

90 min | Drama, History, War

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Graphically depicts the brutalities on Afghan prisoners in an Iranian camp, Safaid Sang (White Stone) near the Iranian-Afghan border. Based on true life accounts from Afghan prisoners.

Director: Ahmad Mueid Zubair Farghand | Stars: Mohammad Zabi Abdali, Ainuddin Abdulfezali, Noor Ahmad, Said Ahmad

40. Love Marriage in Kabul (2014)

85 min | Documentary, Family, Romance

6.8
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Mahboba Rawi, founder of Mahboba's Promise, is an Afghan-Australian woman dedicated to help Afghan orphans. Abdul, one of first orphans she saved, is in love with Fatemeh. They want to ... See full summary »

Director: Amin Palangi

Votes: 13

41. Game Over (VI) (2015)

78 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

6.1
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Djalal was obsessed with war games before he could walk. He was raised as an only child in a middle class Spanish family with his parents indulging his every whim. He got all sorts of toy ... See full summary »

Director: Alba Sotorra | Stars: Djalal Mohamed Banchs, Anna Banchs Semper

Votes: 28

42. Stones from the Desert (2015)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Movie about a stoning execution.

Directors: Bruno Jubin, Max Olivier | Stars: Max Olivier, Helena de Miguel, Joel Montagud, Bruno Jubin

Votes: 8

43. An Apple from Paradise (2010)

85 min | Drama, War

6.0
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A pious old man, who is a proponent of suicide attackers, comes to Kabul to visit his only son, who, after the holy war had remained in the Soviet Union. He had enrolled his son in a ... See full summary »

Director: Homayun Morowat | Stars: Hashmat Fanaei, Rajab Gussainov, Mohaiuddin Safa, Wali Talsh

Votes: 6

44. KhakoMarjan (2013)

79 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.1
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A man has left his country when his wife was killed during the war. Now he must go back to Kabul for wedding of one of his daughters. Unwillingly he gets involved in an internal conflict...

Directors: Masoud Atyabi, Kianoush Ayari | Stars: Mamnoun Maqsoudi, Pantea Tajbakhsh, Marina Golbahari, Leena Alam

Votes: 7

45. Not at Home (2013)

65 min | Drama

5.8
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Can I add a country on the map for myself?

Directors: Katja Adomeit, Shahrbanoo Sadat | Stars: Homed Ahmadi, Nikmal Dostakhel, Sadaf Fetrat, Sahar Fetrat

Votes: 8

46. Firedancer (2002)

79 min | Drama

7.2
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46 Metascore

A young Afghan-American on a journey of "self-discovery".

Directors: Ashok Nanda, Jawed Wassel | Stars: Baktash Zaher, Mariam Weiss, Yunis Azizi, Samira Cameron

Votes: 19

47. Salam (2009– )

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48. Zolykha's Secret (2006)

142 min | Drama

8.0
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A rural Afghan family struggles to survive during the last, brutal year of the Taliban and the beginning of a new war that still rages. With war and conflict threatening their existence, the family copes by finding meaning in life's tragedies.

Director: Horace Shansab | Stars: Dad'ullah Ahmadzai, Gholam Farouq Baraki, Zbiullah Furutan, Marina Golbahari

Votes: 34

49. Madrasa (II) (2013)

78 min | Drama

7.7
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MADRASA (2014) is based on true story about Afghan refugee family living in Iran after war in Afghanistan. The film portrays an innocent 8 year old Afghan girl Meena who wants to go to ... See full summary »

Director: Asad Sikander | Stars: Diana Sikandar, Asad Sikander, Thamina Rajabova, Farooq Sarkosh

Votes: 10

50. Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul (2010)

10 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

7.5
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Fazilla dreams of representing her country at an international sporting event when she grows up. The only catch is that she is a skateboarder and lives in Afghanistan. Skateistan: To Live ... See full summary »

Director: Orlando von Einsiedel

Votes: 54