Most Popular Titles With Location Matching "Iran"


1. Forushande (2016)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama, Thriller

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85 Metascore

While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini

Votes: 18,020 | Gross: $2.30M

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: 162,912 | Gross: $7.10M

3. Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family

8.4
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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: 33,588 | Gross: $0.93M

4. Darbareye 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: 29,374 | Gross: $0.11M

5. Arabian Nights (1974)

NC-17 | 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: 5,392

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: 29,398 | Gross: $1.30M

7. Taxi (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: 9,002 | Gross: $0.32M

9. Chaharshanbe-soori (2006)

102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.9
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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: 5,828

10. 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: 15,698 | Gross: $0.31M

11. Emanuelle - Perché violenza alle donne? (1977)

R | 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: 570

12. 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: 6,405 | Gross: $0.13M

13. Ein Unbekannter rechnet ab (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: 1,867

14. Avaze gonjeshk-ha (2008)

PG | 96 min | Drama

7.9
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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: 6,891 | Gross: $0.12M

15. 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: 5,850 | Gross: $0.21M

16. 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: 10,625 | Gross: $0.32M

17. Khane-ye doust kodjast? (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: 6,115

18. 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: 6,115 | Gross: $0.18M

19. Dah (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: 5,475 | Gross: $0.11M

20. Safar e Ghandehar (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: 5,824 | Gross: $0.02M

21. Sonita (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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After her family attempts to sell her into marriage, a young Afghan refugee in Iran channels her frustrations and seizes her destiny through music. Grabbing the mic, she spits fiery rhymes in the face of oppressive traditions.

Director: Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami | Stars: Sonita Alizadeh, Latifah Alizadeh, Fadia Alizadeh, Ahmad Ahmadi

Votes: 511

22. Hello Mumbai: Salam Mumbai (2016)

108 min | 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

Votes: 170

23. Dayereh (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: 4,753 | Gross: $0.67M

24. The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966)

GP | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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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: 548

25. The White Balloon (1995)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Family

7.8
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Several people try to Help a little girl to Find 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: 5,054 | Gross: $0.47M

26. Chasing Asylum (2016)

90 min | Documentary

7.7
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Chasing Asylum tells the story of Australia's cruel, inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and refugees, examining the human, political, financial and moral impact of current and previous policy.

Director: Eva Orner | Stars: John Howard, Julia Gillard, Tony Abbott, Scott Morrison

Votes: 159

27. Santuri (2007)

107 min | Drama, Musical

7.6
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Not being able to work because of the religious country's prejudice against music, a talented Santour player has to deal with poverty, addiction and the absence of his ex-wife.

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

Votes: 5,152

28. In This World (2002)

R | 88 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 3,793

29. The Orphanage (I) (2016)

Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.7
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A young boy loses his family and is sent to an orphanage. Something just isn't right and he finds himself trying to get away.

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

Votes: 6

30. Nun va Goldoon (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: 2,058 | Gross: $0.04M

31. Leila (1997)

102 min | Drama, Romance

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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: 2,667 | Gross: $0.05M

32. Talaye sorkh (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: 3,658 | Gross: $0.15M

33. 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: 3,232 | Gross: $0.03M

34. Il deserto dei tartari (1976)

PG | 140 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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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: 1,438

35. Blackhearts (2017)

83 min | Documentary, Music

6.3
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How far would you go for the music you love?

Directors: Fredrik Horn Akselsen, Christian Falch

Votes: 38

36. Royahaye dame sobh (2016)

76 min | Documentary

7.9
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85 Metascore

Teenage girls consigned to the Iranian "Correctional and Rehabilitation Centre" discuss their troubled lives and reveal what brought them there.

Director: Mehrdad Oskouei

Votes: 141 | Gross: $0.00M

37. Mim mesle madar (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: 2,963

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

95 min | Adventure, Drama

8.0
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A director and his son return to a region damaged by the Guilan earthquake, hoping to find the children who appeared in his film a few years earlier.

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

Votes: 2,651

39. Snowmads: A Journey Towards Eastern Suns (2016)

52 min | Adventure, Sport

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Add a Plot

Directors: Jonas Abenstein, Fabian Lentsch

40. Pardé (2013)

106 min | Drama

6.6
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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: 815 | Gross: $0.03M

41. Caravans (1978)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.5
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In 1948, at the U.S. embassy in Zadestan, a young diplomat is ordered to find the missing daughter of an influential American senator.

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

Votes: 562 | Gross: $1.00M

42. Shabhaye Barareh (2005–2006)

PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.5
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Set in late 40s in Iran. When a politically exiled man (Ansari) meets strange rural people with weird actions and accents in a village called Barareh.

Stars: Siamak Ansari, Behnoosh Bakhtiari, Shaghayegh Dehghan, Fatimeh Hashemi

Votes: 2,308

43. 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

44. Varoonegi (2016)

84 min | Drama

5.9
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With fascinating insights into everyday life in Tehran, the film portrays the 'inversion" of a woman, and her mutiny against male domination.

Director: Behnam Behzadi | Stars: Alireza Aghakhani, Sahar Dolatshahi, Roya Javidnia, Ali Mosaffa

Votes: 72

45. Bab'Aziz (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: 2,232

46. Ilman tytärtäni (2002)

93 min | Documentary

5.3
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This documentary tells Sayed Mahmoody's side of that story. It goes beyond the personal and emotional desires of a father seeking to meet his daughter, and explores the wider political and ... See full summary »

Directors: Alexis Kouros, Kari Tervo | Stars: Seyyed Bozorg Mahmoody, Alice Sharif, Malek Sharif, Samira Sharif

Votes: 147

47. Asabani nistam! (2014)

110 min | Drama

7.4
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I'm not Angry! Is the story of Navid, a starred and expelled university student who - while trying to provide the least requirements of a normal life -, tries not to get angry when he is ... See full summary »

Director: Reza Dormishian | Stars: Baran Kosari, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Milad Rahimi, Bahram Afshari

Votes: 211

48. Bashu, gharibeye koochak (1989)

120 min | Drama

8.1
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Lost and left behind in a foreign country after running away, a little boy whose family have been killed during the war is saved and trained by a middle-aged woman.

Director: Bahram Beizai | Stars: Susan Taslimi, Parviz Poorhosseini, Adnan Afravian, Bashu

Votes: 1,619

49. Ayneh (1997)

95 min | Drama

7.6
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When a young girl becomes lost in the hustle and bustle of Tehran, her journey turns into a dazzling exercise on the nature of film itself. In this ingenious and daringly original feature, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,868 | Gross: $0.04M

50. 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: 4,030 | Gross: $0.04M