Most Popular Kurdish-Language Feature Films


1. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

8.0
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82 Metascore

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 290,592 | Gross: $204.57M

2. 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: 8,830

3. The Cut (I) (2014)

138 min | Drama, History

6.2
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56 Metascore

In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Simon Abkarian, Makram Khoury, Hindi Zahra

Votes: 2,938 | Gross: $0.03M

4. 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: 13,761 | Gross: $0.26M

5. 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 »

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

Votes: 8,081

6. To vlemma tou Odyssea (1995)

Unrated | 176 min | Drama, War

7.6
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A, a Greek filmmaker living in exile in the United States, returns to his native Ptolemas to attend a special screening of one of his extremely controversial films. But A's real interest ... See full summary »

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Erland Josephson, Maia Morgenstern, Thanasis Vengos

Votes: 4,644 | Gross: $0.04M

7. El clásico (2015)

95 min | Drama

7.1
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Two Kurdish little people in Iraq risk their lives to fulfill their dreams and that is to meet football hero Cristiano Ronaldo.

Director: Halkawt Mustafa | Stars: Wrya Ahmed, Dana Ahmes, Kamaran Raoof, Rozhin Sharifi

Votes: 294

8. 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: 5,458 | Gross: $0.70M

9. Halam Geldi (2013)

100 min | Drama

6.9
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Director: Erhan Kozan | Stars: Miray Akay, Melisa Celayir, Tunç Oral, Melis Kara

Votes: 411

10. Welcome (I) (2009)

110 min | Drama

7.6
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61 Metascore

Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Lioret | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana, Derya Ayverdi

Votes: 6,080 | Gross: $0.01M

11. Reseba (2016)

92 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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Radical Islamist militants attack a village in Iraq where a young Yazidi love couple prepares for marriage. From that moment onwards their lives are turned into a nightmare.

Director: Hussein Hassan Ali | Stars: Rekish Shahbaz, Dimen Zandi

Votes: 9

12. Kurtlar Vadisi: Irak (2006)

122 min | Action, Adventure

6.0
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The film covers through fiction real-life events like the occupation of Iraq, the execution of Daniel Pearl, the Hood event and the Abu Ghraib torture scandal.

Directors: Serdar Akar, Sadullah Sentürk | Stars: Necati Sasmaz, Billy Zane, Ghassan Massoud, Gürkan Uygun

Votes: 14,727

13. Babamin Kanatlari (2016)

101 min | Drama

6.4
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Set against the backdrop of construction activity promising to fill in the empty spaces of the urban landscape with entirely new neighborhoods, a story unfolds of an aging construction ... See full summary »

Directors: Kivanc Sezer, Kivanç Sezer | Stars: Menderes Samancilar, Musab Ekici, Kubra Kip, Tansel Öngel

Votes: 111

14. Bekas (2012)

97 min | Drama

7.5
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Iraq in the early 1990 was a devastating land to survive in. When we think of Iraq, the first thing that tends to pop into our minds is the war and Saddam Hussein. But there is another side... See full summary »

Director: Karzan Kader | Stars: Zamand Taha, Sarwar Fazil, Diya Mariwan, Suliman Karim Mohamad

Votes: 2,740

15. Jîn (2013)

122 min | Drama

7.2
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Jin, a guerrilla, lives in a cave and decides to escape from the organization. She finds some civilian clothes and goes down from the mountain to the city. However, the city is no safer than the mountain.

Director: Reha Erdem | Stars: Deniz Hasgüler, Onur Ünsal, Yildirim Simsek, Ayris Alptekin

Votes: 1,403

16. Rauf (2016)

94 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.1
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Rauf hopes to win over his big crush, the older Zana, with the help of the colour pink. But what does pink really look like anyways, and will he even be able to find it in his snowy little ... See full summary »

Directors: Soner Caner, Baris Kaya | Stars: Alen Huseyin Gursoy, Yavuz Gurbuz, Seyda Sozuer, Muhammed Ubic

Votes: 147

17. Syn Babilonu (2009)

100 min | Drama

7.3
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A willful young boy follows his just as obstinate grandmother in a journey across Iraq, determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed's father, who never returned from war.

Director: Mohamed Al Daradji | Stars: Shazada Hussein, Yasser Talib, Bashir Al Majid

Votes: 850

18. 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: 1,962 | Gross: $0.00M

19. 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: 1,168

20. 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: 378

21. 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: 1,662 | Gross: $0.06M

22. 1603 (2017)

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Haunted by the chemical attacks that claimed the lives of his family, a Kurdish sniper . Flees his homeland in search of a better life in the United Kingdom . But is caught up in a terrorist plot.

Directors: Paul J. Lane, Danny Darren | Stars: Danny Darren, Crispian Belfrage, Rachel Marquez, Erick Hayden

23. Flag Without a Country (2015)

97 min | Drama

6.8
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A documentary about Kurds, middle-east war and "Kurdistan", a nation with about 45m population and still without a country.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Nariman Anwar, Helly Luv

Votes: 91

24. 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: 2,032 | Gross: $0.00M

25. 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: 1,129 | Gross: $0.14M

26. Ein Augenblick Freiheit (2008)

110 min | Drama

7.3
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Centers on a group of weary Middle Eastern refugees who have made their way to Turkey to apply for European visas.

Director: Arash T. Riahi | Stars: Navid Navid, Pourya Mahyari, Elika Bozorgi, Sina Saba

Votes: 520

27. Before Your Eyes (2009)

102 min | Drama

7.3
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Diyarbakir, in the late nineties: Two young Kurdish children are forced to live on the street after their parents have been murdered by a member of a secret state security force.

Director: Miraz Bezar | Stars: Senay Orak, Muhammed Al, Hakan Karsak, Suzan Ilir

Votes: 913

28. 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: 1,058 | Gross: $0.00M

29. Si tu meurs, je te tue (2011)

R | 95 min | Drama

6.7
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In Paris' cosmopolitan and colorful 10th arrondissement, Philippe, who's fresh out of prison, crosses paths with Avdal, a Kurd who is trying to track down an Iraqi war criminal. Avdal, who ... See full summary »

Director: Hiner Saleem | Stars: Jonathan Zaccaï, Golshifteh Farahani, Billey Demirtas, Özz Nûjen

Votes: 258

30. Gelecek Uzun Sürer (2011)

108 min | Drama

6.8
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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: 673

31. Hür Adam: Bediüzzaman Said Nursi (2011)

163 min | Action, Biography, Drama

5.3
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The story is real story that tells about a man's life who has a very influential philosopher that had lived in between 1877-1960. His name is 'Said Nursi' and he is originally Kurdish. But,... See full summary »

Director: Mehmet Tanrisever | Stars: Mürsit Bag, Ismail Hakki, Cem Arabacioglu, Betül Asçioglu

Votes: 3,255

32. Kafkanistan (2015)

90 min | Drama, Thriller, War

5.1
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The feature film 'After Spring Comes Fall' tells the story of a young woman who tries to escape the turmoil of the Arab Spring.

Director: Daniel Carsenty | Stars: Halima Ilter, Sami Nasser, Sonja Polligkeit, Asad Schwarz

Votes: 10

33. 3 Yol (2013)

116 min | Drama, Mystery, War

6.5
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Benjamin is a young poet from Turkey, works in Bosnia as a volunteer to help the extrication of dead bodies from the mass graves. He comes to Bosnia in order to escape from his past. A ... See full summary »

Director: Faysal Soysal | Stars: Riza Akin, Turgay Aydin, Adi Hrustemovic, Kristina Krepela

Votes: 92

34. The Dance of the Horses (2015)

82 min | Drama, Romance, War

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The film is based on a true story. It talks about the end of War and defeat of forces and the relation between Kurds and Arabs by the end of 1991,

Director: Sardar Khalil | Stars: Sarbast Ahmed, Kamal Ali, Omer Dilpak, Solin Jihad Dilpak

35. Bîranînen li ser kevirî (2014)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.8
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Kurdish childhood friends Hussein (37) and Alan (40) direct and produce a film about the genocide of Kurdish people in Iraq, the Anfal campaign in 1988. They learn that, to achieve veracity... See full summary »

Director: Shawkat Amin Korki | Stars: Hussein Hassan, Nazmi Kirik, Shima Molaei, Ala Riani

Votes: 85

36. Kilomètre zéro (2005)

91 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.2
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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: 360

37. Annemin Sarkisi (2014)

103 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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A young Kurdish man is torn between his mother's nostalgic search of a song in her dreams and an uncertain future with his pregnant girlfriend.

Director: Erol Mintas | Stars: Feyyaz Duman, Zübeyde Ronahi, Nesrin Cavadzade, Ferit Kaya

Votes: 229

38. 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: 1,081

39. Fratricide (2005)

90 min | Drama

6.8
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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: 259

40. Cennetten Kovulmak (2014)

88 min | Drama

4.8
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Emine works as electrical engineer in a construction site where mostly Kurdish workers are employed. After the death of her brother in a clash during his military service, she starts to ... See full summary »

Director: Ferit Karahan | Stars: Ezgi Asaroglu, Rojin Tekin, Gülistan Acet, Jülide Kural

Votes: 115

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

105 min | Drama

6.5
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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: Huseyin Karabey | Stars: Tuncay Akdemir, Selim Bulut, Sabahettin DAG, Feride Gezer

Votes: 204

42. The Woman of My Life (2015)

Drama, Mystery, Romance

4.7
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Six year old Azad (a Kurd from Iraq) was engaged to his cousin Vian but after that the two kids were separated due to the political situation. At 19, Azad accidentally witnessed the murder ... See full summary »

Director: Antony Donchev | Stars: Soran Ebrahim, Violeta Markovska, Mehmet Selim Akgul, Mihail Bilalov

Votes: 25

43. Golakani Kirkuk - The Flowers of Kirkuk (2010)

118 min | Drama

6.3
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Both Sherko (S) and Mokhtar (M) are in love with Najla (N). She is so with S while M works in the dictator's police. N had just finished her medical studies in Rome, but intended to go on ... See full summary »

Director: Fariborz Kamkari | Stars: Morjana Alaoui, Ertem Eser, Mohamed Zouaoui, Mohammad Bakri

Votes: 123

44. Babamin Sesi (2012)

88 min | Drama, Family

6.5
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When Basê finds herself revisited by voice recordings resurfacing from the past, she whispers to her son Mehmet things that he never knew.

Directors: Orhan Eskiköy, Zeynel Dogan | Stars: Basê Dogan, Gulizar Dogan, Zeynel Dogan

Votes: 243

45. Brev til Kongen (2014)

75 min | Drama

7.0
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Letter to the King portrays five people on a day trip from a refugee camp to Oslo, a welcome change in an otherwise monotonous life. But we soon realize that each and every one of them has ... See full summary »

Director: Hisham Zaman | Stars: Ali Bag Salimi, Zheer Durhan, Nazmi Kirik, Hassan Dimirci

Votes: 192

46. Mes (2011)

Drama

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1980. Xelilo, a disturbed man, lives in an abandoned store and walks endlessly through the streets of Nusaybin, a Kurdish village in the south east of Turkey He is curiously being noticed ... See full summary »

Director: Shiar Abdi | Stars: Abdullah Ado, Mehmet Avsar, Talat Ekinci, Serhat Ertuna

Votes: 30

47. Bîranîna hespa res (2015)

88 min | Drama

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A group of young people are trying to teach Kurdish in Turkish Kurdistan, a land where the teaching of the language is forbidden by Turkish authorities. Part of their work is to print ... See full summary »

Director: Shahram Alidi | Stars: Berrak Tüzünataç, Dimen Zandi, Senay Aydin, Vildan Atasever

48. Yangin var (2011)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A Turkish nationalist firefighter sets out on a life-changing journey in Diyarbakir.

Director: Murat Saraçoglu | Stars: Osman Sonant, Nesrin Cavadzade, Serif Sezer, Erkan Can

Votes: 811

49. Haus Ohne Dach (2016)

117 min | Drama

5.8
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HOUSE WITHOUT ROOF is about the journey of the siblings LIYA, JAN and ALAN who were born in the Kurdish area of the Iraq and grown up in Germany. The three of them want to fulfill their ... See full summary »

Director: Soleen Yusef | Stars: Mina Sadic, Sasun Sayan, Murat Seven, Wedad Sabri

Votes: 10

50. Die Schwalbe (2016)

Drama

7.4
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Director: Mano Khalil | Stars: Manon Pfrunder, Ismail Zagros, Lilian Naef, Christian Samuel Weber

Votes: 8