Most Popular Titles With Location Matching "Iran"


1. Under the Shadow (2016)

PG-13 | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

7.7
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84 Metascore

As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

Director: Babak Anvari | Stars: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Ray Haratian

Votes: 302

2. A Separation (2011)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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95 Metascore

A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini

Votes: 152,343 | Gross: $7.10M

3. Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family

8.5
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After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi, Nafise Jafar-Mohammadi

Votes: 28,219 | Gross: $0.93M

4. The Salesman (2016)

125 min | Drama, Thriller

9.1
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76 Metascore

Forushande (The Salesman) is the story of a couple whose relationship begins to turn sour during their performance of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi, Mina Sadati

Votes: 1,263

5. Taxi Tehran (III) (2015)

82 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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91 Metascore

Jafar Panahi is banned from making movies by the Iranian government, he poses as a taxi driver and makes a movie about social challenges in Iran.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Star: Jafar Panahi

Votes: 7,590 | Gross: $0.32M

6. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

8.6
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Director: Ron Fricke

Votes: 27,969 | Gross: $1.30M

7. About Elly (2009)

119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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87 Metascore

The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Merila Zare'i

Votes: 25,930 | Gross: $0.11M

8. Arabian Nights (1974)

X | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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In this film inspired by the ancient erotic and mysterious tales of Mid-West Asia, the main story concerns an innocent young man who comes to fall in love with a slave who selected him as ... See full summary »

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Franco Merli, Tessa Bouché

Votes: 5,113

9. The Road to Guantanamo (2006)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.5
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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

Votes: 10,458 | Gross: $0.32M

10. The Orphanage (I) (2016)

Adventure, Biography, Drama | Post-production

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Director: Abholghassem Talebi | Stars: Tommie Grabiec, Paul Dewdney, John O'Toole, Farrokh Nemati

11. Taste of Cherry (1997)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.7
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An Iranian man drives his truck in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari, Safar Ali Moradi

Votes: 14,508 | Gross: $0.31M

12. Fireworks Wednesday (2006)

102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.0
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84 Metascore

On the last Wednesday before the spring solstice ushers in the Persian New Year, people set off fireworks following an ancient Zoroastrian tradition. Rouhi, spending her first day at a new job, finds herself in the midst of a different kind of fireworks -- a domestic dispute between her new boss and his wife.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Hamid Farokhnezhad, Hediyeh Tehrani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Pantea Bahram

Votes: 4,808

13. Confessions of Emanuelle (1977)

97 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

5.1
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Famous undercover journalist Emanuelle teams with her friend Cora Norman to uncover a white slave ring that traffics in women kidnapped from various locales around the world. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Laura Gemser, Ivan Rassimov, Karin Schubert, Don Powell

Votes: 532

14. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)

118 min | Drama

7.6
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86 Metascore

Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Behzad Dorani, Noghre Asadi, Roushan Karam Elmi, Bahman Ghobadi

Votes: 5,415 | Gross: $0.21M

15. 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.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Hossein Abedini, Zahra Bahrami, Mohammad Amir Naji, Hossein Mahjoub

Votes: 6,073 | Gross: $0.13M

16. Ten Little Indians (1974)

PG | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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Ten people are invited to a hotel in the Iranian desert, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer?

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Charles Aznavour, Maria Rohm, Adolfo Celi, Stéphane Audran

Votes: 1,765

17. Where is the Friend's Home? (1987)

83 min | Drama, Family

8.1
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An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Babek Ahmed Poor, Ahmed Ahmed Poor, Kheda Barech Defai, Iran Outari

Votes: 5,553

18. Through the Olive Trees (1994)

G | 103 min | Drama

7.8
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The movie focuses on one of the events in Zendegi Edame Darad (1992), and explores the relationship between the movie director, and the actors. The local actors play a couple who got ... See full summary »

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Farhad Kheradmand, Zarifeh Shiva, Hossein Rezai

Votes: 3,698 | Gross: $0.04M

19. 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.

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

Votes: 5,686 | Gross: $0.02M

20. Offside (I) (2006)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.3
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85 Metascore

Struggle of Women in a country that excludes them from entering the stadiums.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Sima Mobarak-Shahi, Shayesteh Irani, Ayda Sadeqi, Golnaz Farmani

Votes: 5,873 | Gross: $0.18M

21. Ten (2002)

94 min | Drama

7.5
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86 Metascore

Ten sequences examine the emotional lives of women at significant junctures.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mania Akbari, Amin Maher, Kamran Adl, Roya Akbari

Votes: 5,132 | Gross: $0.11M

22. The Circle (2000)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.5
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85 Metascore

Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Maryiam Palvin Almani, Nargess Mamizadeh, Mojgan Faramarzi, Elham Saboktakin

Votes: 4,575 | Gross: $0.67M

23. Life, and Nothing More... (1992)

95 min | Adventure, Drama

8.0
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After the earthquake of Guilan, the film director and his son, Puya, travel to the devastated area to search for the actors of the movie the director made there a few years ago, Khane-ye ... See full summary »

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Farhad Kheradmand, Buba Bayour, Hocine Rifahi, Ferhendeh Feydi

Votes: 2,409

24. The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966)

PG | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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United Nations narcotics agents attempt to trace heroin shipments from the Afghanistan-Iran border to the main European distributor.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Senta Berger, Stephen Boyd, Yul Brynner, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 492

25. The Desert of the Tartars (1976)

PG | 140 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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Lieutenant Giovanni Drogo is assigned to the old Bastiani border fortress where he expects an imminent attack by nomadic fearsome Tartars.

Director: Valerio Zurlini | Stars: Jacques Perrin, Vittorio Gassman, Giuliano Gemma, Helmut Griem

Votes: 1,295

26. Caravans (1978)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.5
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The story happens in 1948, in a fictional country, called Zakharstan (in the novel "Caravans" is probably Afghanistan). Mark Miller (Michael Sarazyn) is a young U.S. Embassy employee who is... See full summary »

Director: James Fargo | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Michael Sarrazin, Christopher Lee, Jennifer O'Neill

Votes: 528 | Gross: $1.00M

27. Hello Mumbai: Salam Mumbai (2016)

Drama

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Ali is an Iranian exchange student from Iran who is studying medicine as a cardio resident in Mumbai. By chance, he saves the life of one of his classmates Karishma, who has attempted ... See full summary »

Director: Ghorban Mohammadpour | Stars: Mohammad Reza Golzar, Dia Mirza, Benyamin Bahadori, Behrouz Chahel

28. In This World (2002)

R | 88 min | Drama

7.5
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75 Metascore

In February 2002 in the Shamshatoo Refugee Camp in the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan, there are 53,000 refugees living in sub-human conditions since 1979 with the Soviet Union ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Jamal Udin Torabi, Enayatullah, Imran Paracha, Hiddayatullah

Votes: 3,730

29. The Music Man (2007)

107 min | Drama, Musical

7.6
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Ali is son of a well-off family who plays santoor (an Iranian instrument like dulcimer) and has earned some reputation through his concerts and teaching music but is rejected by his family ... See full summary »

Director: Dariush Mehrjui | Stars: Bahram Radan, Golshifteh Farahani, Masoud Rayegany, Roya Taymourian

Votes: 4,596

30. The Mirror (1997)

95 min | Drama

7.6
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A girl in traditional female clothing, with her arm in plaster, comes out of school one day and doesn't find her mother meeting her. She decides to travel home herself though she doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Mina Mohammad Khani, Aida Mohammadkhani, Kazem Mojdehi, Naser Omuni

Votes: 1,755 | Gross: $0.04M

31. Crimson Gold (2003)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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81 Metascore

An Iranian pizza delivery man sees the worst of corruption and social unbalance in his city and is driven to crime.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Hossain Emadeddin, Kamyar Sheisi, Azita Rayeji, Shahram Vaziri

Votes: 3,488 | Gross: $0.15M

32. Closed Curtain (2013)

106 min | Drama

6.7
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81 Metascore

In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company. The tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the arrival of a ... See full summary »

Directors: Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi | Stars: Kambuzia Partovi, Maryam Moqadam, Jafar Panahi, Hadi Saeedi

Votes: 736 | Gross: $0.03M

33. Leila (1997)

102 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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Leila and Reza meet in a kind of celebration and fall for each other. Having discovered their love, they get married soon only to find out the infertility of Leila. That's when Reza's ... See full summary »

Director: Dariush Mehrjui | Stars: Leila Hatami, Ali Mosaffa, Jamileh Sheikhi, Mohamad Reza Sharifinia

Votes: 2,539 | Gross: $0.05M

34. The Ascent of Man (1973 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Documentary

9.0
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An account of man's development through his scientific and technological achievements.

Stars: Jacob Bronowski, Joss Ackland, Roy Dotrice, Stefan Bor-Grajewicz

Votes: 564

35. M for Mother (2006)

PG | 113 min | Drama

7.6
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What appears to be a grand love story turns sour when parents-to-be discover that their unborn child will likely be born with serious birth defects, as a result of the mother's exposure to ... See full summary »

Director: Rasool Mollagholi Poor | Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Hosein Yari, Jamshid Hashempur, Mohammad-Ali Shadman

Votes: 2,741

36. A Moment of Innocence (1996)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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70 Metascore

A semi-autobiographical account of Makmahlbaf's experience as a teenager when, as a 17-year-old, he stabbed a policeman at a protest rally. Two decades later, he tracks down the policeman he injured in an attempt to make amends.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Mirhadi Tayebi, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Ali Bakhsi, Ammar Tafti Dehghan

Votes: 1,902 | Gross: $0.04M

37. Aspirin (2015 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, Mystery

5.3
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The story is about a Doctor who starts to perform a weird experiment on one of his male patients but in the end, things are getting out of control and there becomes a mess out of the unnatural situation.

Stars: Reza Badamchi, Salman Farkhondeh, Farrokh Nemati, Belle Niloufar

Votes: 132

38. No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009)

106 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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71 Metascore

Iranian musicians Negar and Ashkan look for band members to play at a London concert - and the visas that allow them to leave Tehran to do so.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Negar Shaghaghi, Ashkan Koshanejad, Hamed Behdad, Babak Mirzakhani

Votes: 5,818 | Gross: $0.08M

39. The Song of Sparrows (2008)

PG | 96 min | Drama

8.0
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74 Metascore

When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter's hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams, everything changes for a struggling rural family in Iran. Karim motorbikes ... See full summary »

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Maryam Akbari, Kamran Dehghan, Hamid Aghazi

Votes: 6,516 | Gross: $0.12M

41. Blackhearts (2016)

83 min | Documentary, Music

How far would you go for the music you love?

Directors: Fredrik Horn Akselsen, Christian Falch

42. The Willow Tree (2005)

96 min | Drama

7.5
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74 Metascore

Youssef, a blind university professor, is suddenly diagnosed with a fatal disease and must undergo treatment in France. Back home, will he find the life he had before?

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Roya Taymourian, Afarin Obeisi, Mohammad Amir Naji

Votes: 3,072 | Gross: $0.03M

43. The Cyclist (1987)

95 min | Drama

7.4
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The wife of Nasim, an Afghan immigrant in Iran, is gravely ill. He needs money to pay for her care, but his day labor digging wells does not pay enough. A friend connects Nasim to a two-bit... See full summary »

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Mahshid Afsharzadeh, Firouz Kiani, Samira Makhmalbaf, Mohammad Reza Maleki

Votes: 1,248

44. The White Balloon (1995)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Family

7.8
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Several people try to take advantage of a little girl's innocence to hustle money her mom gave to her to buy a goldfish with.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Aida Mohammadkhani, Mohsen Kafili, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Anna Borkowska

Votes: 4,738 | Gross: $0.47M

45. Trapped (I) (2015)

56 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.6
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Five strangers take refuge in an abandoned apartment during the early onset of a cataclysmic war. As the survivors hunker down, and supplies begin to wane, they must make a terrifying ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Jameson Jones | Stars: Alex Southard, Antoine Coetzee, Rosie Fry, Jana Nawartschi

Votes: 16

46. Hamoun (1990)

120 min | Drama

8.2
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Hamoon's wife is leaving him. He is also unsuccessfully trying to finish his Ph.D. thesis. He is forced to reexamine his life. In a series of flashbacks and dreams, Hamoon tries to figure ... See full summary »

Director: Dariush Mehrjui | Stars: Ezzatolah Entezami, Bita Farahi, Sedigheh Kianfar, Turan Mehrzad

Votes: 5,024

47. The Deer (1974)

115 min | Drama

8.3
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Wounded by the police, a thief looks up his old friend in order to leave the proceeds of his theft with him. Instead, he finds that his friend is a drug addict. He sticks around to try and ... See full summary »

Director: Masud Kimiai | Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Faramarz Gharibian, Nosrat Partovi, Garshasb Raoufi

Votes: 1,057

48. Bab'Aziz - The Prince That Contemplated His Soul (2005)

96 min | Drama

7.6
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Bab'Aziz - The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul is the story of a blind dervish named Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great ... See full summary »

Director: Nacer Khemir | Stars: Parviz Shahinkhou, Maryam Hamid, Golshifteh Farahani, Mohamed Graïaa

Votes: 2,078

49. The Traveler (1974)

83 min | Drama

7.6
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A grade-school-age boy, neglected by his parents, lies, cheats, and steals to accumulate enough money to afford a bus ride to a large city and a ticket to see his favorite soccer team play.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Hassan Darabi, Masud Zandbegleh, Mostafa Tari

Votes: 679

50. The Day I Became a Woman (2000)

74 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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84 Metascore

A film comprised of three interconnected vignettes that depict women at three stages of life in Iran. The first part centers on a young girl on her ninth birthday who is told that she can ... See full summary »

Director: Marzieh Makhmalbaf | Stars: Fatemeh Cherag Akhar, Hassan Nebhan, Shahr Banou Sisizadeh, Ameneh Passand

Votes: 1,188 | Gross: $0.34M