Most Popular Dari-Language Feature Films


1. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

R | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams

Votes: 88,699 | Gross: $66.64M

2. The Living Daylights (1987)

PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.7
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James Bond is living on the edge to stop an evil arms dealer from starting another world war. Bond crosses all seven continents in order to stop the evil Whitaker and General Koskov.

Director: John Glen | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo, Jeroen Krabbé, Joe Don Baker

Votes: 69,625 | Gross: $51.19M

3. 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.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Khalid Abdalla, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Atossa Leoni, Shaun Toub

Votes: 68,221 | Gross: $15.80M

4. A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy

5.1
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28 Metascore

Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.

Director: Tristram Shapeero | Stars: Joel McHale, Lauren Graham, Clark Duke, Oliver Platt

Votes: 4,037

5. Combat Girls (2011)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama

6.8
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Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a ... See full summary »

Director: David Wnendt | Stars: Alina Levshin, Jella Haase, Sayed Ahmad, Gerdy Zint

Votes: 3,508

6. Utopia (2015)

85 min | Drama, War

7.9
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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, Homayoun Ershadi, Bhasker Patel, Andrew Shaver

Votes: 27

7. Radio Dreams (2016)

93 min | Comedy

6.8
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A brilliant and misunderstood Iranian writer struggles to pursue his ambitious goal of bringing together Metallica and Kabul Dreams, Afghanistan's first rock band.

Director: Babak Jalali | Stars: Lars Ulrich, Kyle Kernan, Larry Laverty, Boshra Dastournezhad

Votes: 67

8. 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: 7,566 | Gross: $1.13M

9. Dust (III) (2016)

Action, Drama | Completed

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: Öykü Karayel, Haji Gul Aser, Muhammed Cangören, Abdul Qadir Farookh

10. 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 »

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

Votes: 2,465 | Gross: $0.30M

11. Wolf and Sheep (2016)

86 min | Drama

5.7
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Director: Shahrbanoo Sadat

Votes: 39

12. Inbetween Worlds (2014)

98 min | Drama

6.4
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Jesper is a soldier in the German army. Although his brother was killed whilst serving in Afghanistan, he nevertheless reports for a new tour of duty in this war zone. He and his unit are ... See full summary »

Director: Feo Aladag | Stars: Ronald Zehrfeld, Mohsin Ahmady, Saida Barmaki, Salam Yousefzai

Votes: 419

13. Unfinished Sky (2007)

94 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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An Outback farmer takes in an Afghani woman who has fled from a brothel.

Director: Peter Duncan | Stars: William McInnes, Monic Hendrickx, Milo, Bille Brown

Votes: 830

14. The Escape (2009)

114 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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A Danish journalist is taken hostage in Afghanistan by a terror group that threatens to kill her if Denmark does not withdraw their troops from the country.

Director: Kathrine Windfeld | Stars: Iben Hjejle, Lars Mikkelsen, Faegh Zamani, Henrik Prip

Votes: 591

15. At Five in the Afternoon (2003)

105 min | Drama

6.9
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In a post-Taliban Afghanistan a young woman (Agheleh Rezaie) attends school against her conservative father's will, hoping to learn more about democracy to fulfill her dream of being the country's next president.

Director: Samira Makhmalbaf | Stars: Agheleh Rezaie, Abdolgani Yousefrazi, Razi Mohebi, Marzieh Amiri

Votes: 1,088

16. Madrasa (II) (2013)

78 min | Drama

8.8
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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: 8

17. Rockaway (2007)

R | 78 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.6
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Trane is a decorated war hero just shipped home to the States from Afghanistan after the brutal murder of his wife and child back in Rockaway, Queens. Upon his return, Trane encounters his ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeff Crook, Josh Crook | Stars: Nicholas Gonzalez, Mario Cimarro, Oleg Taktarov, Vitali Baganov

Votes: 356

18. 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: 58

19. 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: 275

20. The Black Tulip (2010)

116 min | Drama, Family

7.5
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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: 68

21. Opium War (2008)

90 min | Drama, War

6.8
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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: 68

22. Silent Sonata (2010)

77 min | Drama, War

7.2
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Described as a Slovenian war drama.

Director: Janez Burger | Stars: Leon Lucev, Ravil Sultanov, Pauliina Räsänen, René Bazinet

Votes: 224

23. Act of Dishonour (2010)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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In a land beset by endless strife, nothing must get in the way of the preservation of honour - even if that means sacrificing a loved one. Mena, a young, beautiful bride-to-be, lives in a ... See full summary »

Director: Nelofer Pazira | Stars: Marina Golbahari, Abdul Ghafar Qoutbyar, Masood Serwary, Nelofer Pazira

Votes: 53

24. Fat Shaker (2013)

85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

5.0
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An illustration of gradual destruction of an urban monster

Director: Mohammad Shirvani | Stars: Levon Haftvan, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Maryam Palizban, Hassan Rostami

Votes: 99

25. 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.

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

Votes: 444

26. Dissonance (II) (2008)

80 min | Thriller

8.7
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The lives of three individuals, an Afghan Jungian-psychoanalyst, a party-animal-turned-nun, and a mentally disturbed young man cross paths and collide. Their experiences with belief ... See full summary »

Director: Moniere | Stars: Rebecca Anderson, Vali Sonny Bari, Monica Brockenbrough, Al Burgo

Votes: 7

27. Soil and Coral (2013)

79 min | Drama, Romance, War

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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

28. The Soldier's Star (2006)

100 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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Director: Christophe de Ponfilly | Stars: Sacha Bourdo, Patrick Chauvel, Philippe Caubère, Hanns Zischler

Votes: 113

29. Zolykha's Secret (2006)

142 min | Drama

8.1
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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: 32

30. Firedancer (2002)

79 min | Drama

7.4
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46 Metascore

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

Director: Jawed Wassel | Stars: Baktash Zaher, Mariam Weiss, Yunis Azizi, Samira Cameron

Votes: 18

31. Radio London (2011)

95 min | Horror, War

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Can Tariq Solomon, an innocent man accused of a heinous crime, ever return back to society? What are the secrets that bind him to the refugee girl and the street preacher he encounters under the shadow of intense media scrutiny?

Director: Rehan Malik | Stars: Ziad Abaza, Asadullah Ali, Bahzad Ali, Maryam Ali

32. Scarlet Poppy (2016)

Drama | Announced

Against the backdrop of war and clashing cultures in Afghanistan, an American man and a conservative Pashtun woman cannot deny the fateful circumstances that bring them together. How much will they risk in pursuit of a forbidden love?

Director: Peter Bussian

33. In the Wrong Hands (2002)

PG-13

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Directors: Chris Johnston, James A. Seale | Stars: Steve Ash, Chyna, Joe De Nicola, Haji Kamran

Votes: 22

34. Kabullywood (2016)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, War | Post-production

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

Director: Louis Meunier | Stars: Roya Heydari, Ghulam Reza Rajabi, Farid Joya, Omid Rawendah

35. Not at Home (2013)

65 min | Drama

6.3
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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: 7

36. Emaan (2011)

81 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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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: 25

37. Laila No More

Drama, Romance, Thriller | Announced

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Director: Moniere

38. 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

39. 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

40. Parting (2016)

78 min | Drama

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, Behrang Alavi, Nazanin Bayati, Fereshteh Hosseini

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

90 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

8.9
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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: 7

42. Djamila (2015)

82 min | Crime, Drama, Family

6.5
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Djamila, a young single woman, is fighting for the six year old Ruhollah to get an ID-Card and finally be allowed to attend school. She'll soon be confronted with reality though - the ... See full summary »

Director: Seth E. Akrami | Stars: Yaghub Amini, Khatera Azizi, Zahra Mahdawi, Mohammad Mirzadeh

Votes: 14

43. The Yesterday's Shadows (2011)

71 min | Horror

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Director: Mirwais Arash | Stars: Somaya Razai, Aadelshah Rokay, Basir Tahiri

44. Soil

Action, Drama, Thriller | Announced

Haunted by combat action in Afghanistan, a soldier suffering from PTSD returns to her life in NYC as a dancer. As she discovers her world ripped from under her, she must find a way to ... See full summary »

Director: Moniere

45. 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

46. Zharkoye leto v Kabule (1983)

87 min | Action, Drama, War

6.4
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Director: Ali Khamraev | Stars: Oleg Zhakov, Nikolay Olyalin, Jemal Moniava, Gulya Tashbayeva

Votes: 11

47. Chapandaz (2002)

Drama

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Star: Seqiq Habidi

48. The Burning Days of Thorkham (2012)

45 min | Crime

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Farhad is a police officer. He needs money for his daughter's heart operation, his friend Afzal, persuades him to sell his weapon and abandon their outpost in return for money. what happens next causes the men to rethink their decisions.

Director: Aziz Deldar