Most Popular Feature Films With Country of Origin Afghanistan


1. Utopia (2015)

85 min | Drama, War

6.9
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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: 56

2. 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: 3,711 | Gross: $0.15M

3. Raftan (2016)

78 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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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: 67

4. Black Kite (2017)

Drama

6.7
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Director: Tarique Qayumi

Votes: 6

5. 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, Khwaja Nader, Mohammad Arif Herati

Votes: 7,858 | Gross: $1.13M

6. Dust (III) (2016)

Action, Drama

6.2
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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: 70

7. Wolf and Sheep (2016)

86 min | Drama

6.3
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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: Sediqa, Qodrat, Amina, Sahar

Votes: 185

8. Marco the Magnificent (1965)

100 min | Adventure, Biography

6.3
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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: 383

9. Wajma (2013)

Not Rated | 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: 190

10. I Am Battle Comic (2017)

TV-MA | 89 min

8.8
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I AM BATTLE COMIC follows a group of comedians on a mission to provide laughter for U.S troops stationed in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Iraq.

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

Votes: 6

11. A Few Cubic Meters of Love (2014)

90 min | Romance

7.2
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A romance blooms between a young Iranian man working in a factory in Tehran and the daughter of an Afghan worker.

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

Votes: 343

12. Earth and Ashes (2004)

102 min | Drama

7.1
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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: 296

13. 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

14. Ishq Wa Dosti (1946)

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Director: Reshid Latif

15. 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: 77

16. 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: 70

17. The Black Tulip (2010)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Family

7.3
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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: 73

18. 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: 476

19. Lina (I) (2017)

Drama

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After blood examines, Maryam finds out that her parents are not their biological parents. Maryam is determined to find out who her biological father is and why he never came back for her. ... See full summary »

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

20. Madrasa (II) (2013)

78 min | Drama

7.4
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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

21. 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: 250

22. Kunduz: The Incident at Hadji Ghafur (2012)

75 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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A German-afghan photographer witnesses the air-strike on two petrol trucks near Kunduz in September 2009. Heavily wounded he boards a plane that shall bring him out of Afghanistan. As the ... See full summary »

Directors: Stefan Gieren, Simona Gieren | Stars: Jeff Caster, Julia Dietze, Proschat Madani, Arash Marandi

Votes: 7

23. Black Mission (2016)

48 min | Action, Crime, Thriller | Completed

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A story of Afghan Security Unit build to eliminate anarchy. 'Black Mission' is an action/thriller movie about Afghan Special Force Unit, to eliminate a big corrupt Mafia. The team leader (... See full summary »

Director: Sarwar Mohammad | Stars: Nazari Nabil, Niazi Qayum, Aqil Tamim, Sabbar Mujtaba

24. 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

25. 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: 9

26. 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

27. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action (2013)

R | 115 min | Drama

7.1
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Collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films from the Live Action category for 2013.

Votes: 202 | Gross: $2.14M

28. Zolykha's Secret (2006)

142 min | Drama

7.9
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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: 35

29. L'étoile du soldat (2006)

100 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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Director: Christophe de Ponfilly | Stars: Sacha Bourdo, Patrick Chauvel, Philippe Caubère, Hanns Zischler

Votes: 117

30. Trip to Europe (2013)

Drama

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Director: Khalil Yosoufi | Star: Maryam Sharify

31. Se noghta (2003)

58 min | Crime, Drama

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Gul Afrooz is engaged to her lover Firooz, despite this she is forced to marry an old warlord, a Khan.The Khan sends her to Iran as a drug courier for an opium ring. The ring is busted and ... See full summary »

Director: Roya Sadat | Stars: Gul Afrooz, Khalil Ahmad, Aref Mohammady

32. 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

33. 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

34. Kabullywood (2017)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, War | Completed

Afghanistan, 2016 - A group of young Afghan artists decide to open a cultural center in the heart of Kabul.

Director: Louis Meunier | Stars: Mohd Qais Shaghasy, Farid Joya, Roya Heydari, Omid Rawendah

35. Shak (2004)

130 min | Drama

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SHAK is about an Afghan living in Pakistan in extreme poverty. In order to pay for his mother's surgical operation, he finds he has no choice but to sell one of his kidneys. On his way to ... See full summary »

Director: Shaheer Azizi | Stars: Shaheer Zaizi, Fariba Samad, Farukhzad, Waheedullah Sharif

36. Gunah (1981)

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Director: Engineer Latif

37. Black Turban

Drama | Pre-production

In order to save her life, Fatima starts deprogramming her Taliban husband by locking him up in an isolated cottage as she wants to recover the man who she felt in love with.

Director: Gaël Métroz

38. Jed Video (2016)

62 min

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It's perfect. It's Jed.

Director: Jed Shireman

39. A Man's Desire for Fifth Wife (2012)

90 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

9.0
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High cinematic film titled 'A man's desire for fifth wife' which has been shot and produced under hard condition of Afghanistan War. It narrates the story of violence against women and also... See full summary »

Star: Shakhnaza Jabirwa

Votes: 8

40. The Icy Sun (2013)

Drama

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A woman is raped. Instead going after her attacker, the law and society imprison the victim.

Director: Ramin Mohammadi | Star: Fereshta Kazemi

Votes: 5

41. The bird was not a bird (2017)

93 min | Drama | Completed

Usef is a young bird seller living with struggle alongside his secret love, a terrorist agent offers him a better job far from the city, he eagerly accepts the offer without knowing he is ... See full summary »

Director: Ahmad Zia Arash

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. The Cost of Justice

100 min | Action, Drama, War | Pre-production

A group of US Marines stationed in Afghanistan decide to stop high afghan officials from having young kids as sex slave and start to destroy terrorist camps near by the base, going against ... See full summary »

Star: Enzo Zelocchi

44. Barefoot (2011)

70 min | Drama, Sport

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The film casts a young Afghan boy who lives with his younger sister and grandmother in Kabul. He sells water and cold drinks for a life. His life is subject to different forms of social ... See full summary »

Director: Raz Mohammad Dalili | Stars: Ali Ahmad Abulfazli, Hussain Alizada, Saleem Atai, Ali Bashardost

45. Destiny (II) (2010)

Action

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Director: Sardar Shafai | Stars: Gheyas Bedar, Tissem Sahidi, Rasul Shafai, Salar Shafai

Votes: 12

46. Emaan (2011)

81 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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The film is based around the life of Emaan, a young, honest policeman who doesnt mind bending the rules to uphold justice... See full synopsis »

Director: Haris Yosufi | Stars: Tamana Amini, Rasool Emaan, Roientan Enkesar, Abida Frotan

Votes: 26

47. Chori Foroosh (2006)

Drama

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Choori Foroosh (The Bracelet Seller) takes place in Kabul. It is about a beautiful young street-vendor, Rana, whose picture is taken by a journalist. The photograph later appears in a Kabul... See full summary »

Director: Razi Mohebi

48. Nilofar dar baraan (2003)

97 min | Drama

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Director: Homayoun Karimpour | Stars: Mamnoun Maqsoudi, Niki Zischka, Afrouz Nikzad, Maimoona Ghizal

49. Zharkoye leto v Kabule (1983)

87 min | Action, Drama, War

6.1
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Director: Ali Khamraev | Stars: Oleg Zhakov, Nikolay Olyalin, Jemal Moniava, Gulya Tashbayeva

Votes: 16

50. Ghulam Ishq (1978)

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Director: Toryali Shafaq