Most Popular Feature Films


1. Forushande (2016)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama, Thriller

8.3
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86 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: 9,651 | Gross: $0.71M

2. Under the Shadow (2016)

PG-13 | 84 min | Horror

7.0
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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, Arash Marandi

Votes: 8,308 | Gross: $0.03M

3. 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: 160,742 | Gross: $7.10M

4. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

Unrated | 101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.0
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81 Metascore

In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour | Stars: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò

Votes: 19,873

5. 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: 28,500 | Gross: $0.11M

6. 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: 32,629 | Gross: $0.93M

7. The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)

R | 114 min | Drama

8.0
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50 Metascore

A distressed woman, desperately asks for a meeting with a journalist, to disclose the cruel and inhumane punishment of her niece.

Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jim Caviezel, Mozhan Marnò, Navid Negahban

Votes: 14,698 | Gross: $0.66M

8. 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: 5,574

9. 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: 8,762 | Gross: $0.32M

10. Abad va yek rooz (2016)

115 min | Drama

8.4
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Somaieh, the youngest daughter of an indigent family, is getting married and fear is overwhelming each and every member of the family regarding how to overcome their difficulties after she's gone.

Director: Saeed Roustayi | Stars: Peyman Moaadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Shabnam Moghadami

Votes: 2,419

11. Nema-ye Nazdik (1990)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.3
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The true story of Hussein Sabzian that impersonated the director Mohsen Makhmalbaf to convince a family they would star in his so-called new film.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Hossain Sabzian, Abolfazl Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah

Votes: 9,329 | Gross: $0.00M

12. 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: 15,491 | Gross: $0.31M

13. Lantouri (2016)

115 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A Girl is attacked by her lover with Acids.

Director: Reza Dormishian | Stars: Baran Kosari, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Maryam Palizban, Reza Behbudi

Votes: 761

14. 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: 3,473 | Gross: $0.15M

15. The Color of Paradise (1999)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.2
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80 Metascore

Mohamed, a young blind boy, returns to his rural home for the summer and yearns for his father's acceptance.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Hossein Mahjoub, Mohsen Ramezani, Salameh Feyzi, Farahnaz Safari

Votes: 11,810 | Gross: $1.81M

16. The Lizard (2004)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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A recently jailed petty thief disguises as a Mullah and succeeds in escaping; but has to stay in the Mullah' role longer than he expected to.

Director: Kamal Tabrizi | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Bahram Ibrahimi, Shahrokh Foroutanian, Farideh Sepah Mansour

Votes: 7,394

17. Beautiful City (2004)

101 min | Drama

7.8
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69 Metascore

Akbar has just turned eighteen. He has been held in a rehabilitation centre for committing murder at the age of sixteen when he was condemned to death. Legally speaking, he had to reach the... See full summary »

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Taraneh Alidoosti, Faramarz Gharibian, Babak Ansari, Hossein Farzi-Zadeh

Votes: 3,342

18. 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: 5,993

19. Khaneye zire âb (2010)

92 min | Drama

6.2
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Morteza, in his fifties and just out of jail, is suspected of being involved in the death of a drowned child. Taher, the police officer in charge of his case, first believes Morteza is ... See full summary »

Director: Sepideh Farsi | Stars: Masoud Rayegany, Bijan Emkanian

Votes: 25

20. Fasle kargadan (2012)

88 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.6
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Kurdish-Iranian poet Sahel has just been released from a thirty-year prison sentence in Iran. Now the one thing keeping him going is the thought of finding his wife, who thinks him dead for over twenty years.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Monica Bellucci, Yilmaz Erdogan, Caner Cindoruk

Votes: 4,952

21. 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: 5,786 | Gross: $0.21M

22. 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: 5,047

23. Circumstance (2011)

R | 107 min | Drama

5.9
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65 Metascore

A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession.

Director: Maryam Keshavarz | Stars: Sarah Kazemy, Nikohl Boosheri, Reza Sixo Safai, Soheil Parsa

Votes: 6,434 | Gross: $0.44M

24. 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: 5,410 | Gross: $0.11M

25. Nahid (2015)

105 min | Drama

6.6
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A woman tries to mend the broken pieces of her last life, as she is now involved in a new relationship with a man.

Director: Ida Panahandeh | Stars: Sareh Bayat, Nasrin Babaei, Pejman Bazeghi, Milad HosseinPour

Votes: 781

26. Raghs dar ghobar (2003)

95 min | Drama

7.2
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When forced to divorce his wife by family and social pressure because her mother is a prostitute, Nazar (Khodaparast) works double shifts to pay back the loan he took out for his impulsive ... See full summary »

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Faramarz Gharibian, Yousef Khodaparast, Baran Kosari, Jalal Sarhad Seraj

Votes: 900

27. 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: 6,075 | Gross: $0.18M

28. Melbourne (2014)

91 min | Drama

6.7
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The film recounts the story of a young couple on their way to Melbourne to continue their studies. However, just a few hours before the departure of their flight, they are unintentionally involved in a tragic event.

Director: Nima Javidi | Stars: Roshanak Gerami, Mani Haghighi, Negar Javaherian, Vida Javan

Votes: 829

29. 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: 4,983 | Gross: $0.47M

30. 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: 4,726 | Gross: $0.67M

31. Polaris (2017)

90 min | Drama | Completed

A psychologically traumatized war photographer is locked in a desperate struggle to protect her secrets and escape her inevitable return to the Middle East.

Director: Soudabeh Moradian | Stars: Alicja Bachleda, Bahram Radan, Coby Ryan McLaughlin, Elisabeth Röhm

32. Bodyguard (2016)

109 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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A government bodyguard protects a politician from a suicide bomber, and then begins to question his dedication to his job.

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Merila Zare'i, Babak Hamidian, Amir Aghaee

Votes: 876

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: 2,640 | Gross: $0.05M

34. Kasi az gorbehaye irani khabar nadareh (2009)

106 min | Drama, Music

7.2
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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: 5,963 | Gross: $0.08M

35. Khashm Va Hayahoo (2016)

Drama

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Khosrow is a famous married singer involved with a troublesome affair and consequences of fame.

Director: Houman Seyyedi | Stars: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Tannaz Tabatabayi, Ra'na Azadivar, Saeed Changizian

Votes: 537

36. Gozaresh (1977)

112 min | Drama

7.2
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The movie revolves around the life of a tax collector who is accused of taking bribes, and also has to deal with problems at home, including the suicide attempt of his wife.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Kurosh Afsharpanah, Mehdi Montazar, Mostafa Tari

Votes: 358

37. 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: 6,361 | Gross: $0.13M

38. Raees (2007)

98 min | Crime, Drama

3.9
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Director: Masud Kimiai | Stars: Faramarz Gharibian, Amin Tarokh, Poulad Kimiayi, Mahnaz Afshar

Votes: 390

39. Hello Mumbai: Salam Mumbai (2016)

108 min | Drama

4.5
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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: 157

40. 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: 3,967 | Gross: $0.04M

41. Zanan-e bedun-e mardan (2009)

95 min | Drama

6.4
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68 Metascore

Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran's 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship.

Directors: Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari | Stars: Shabnam Toloui, Pegah Ferydoni, Arita Shahrzad, Orsolya Tóth

Votes: 1,937 | Gross: $0.18M

42. Shirin (2008)

92 min | Drama

6.8
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A hundred and fourteen famous Iranian theater and cinema actresses and a French star: mute spectators at a theatrical representation of Khosrow and Shirin, a Persian poem from the twelfth ... See full summary »

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mahnaz Afshar, Pegah Ahangarani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Kamand Amir Soleymani

Votes: 1,717

43. Varoonegi (2016)

84 min | Drama

5.8
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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: 56

44. Gaav (1969)

105 min | Drama

8.1
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An old villager deeply in love with his cow goes to the capital for a while. While he's there, the cow dies and now the villagers are afraid of his possible reaction to it when he returns.

Director: Dariush Mehrjui | Stars: Ezzatolah Entezami, Mahin Shahabi, Ali Nassirian, Jamshid Mashayekhi

Votes: 4,381

45. 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: 2,612

46. 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: 3,625 | Gross: $0.15M

47. Asabani nistam! (2014)

110 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 198

48. Malaria (2016)

90 min | Drama

6.6
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A young girl informs her father she's been kidnapped and asks him to bring the ransom money. Panicked, her father and brothers go to Tehran to look for her. They are unaware, however, that ... See full summary »

Director: Parviz Shahbazi | Stars: Siavash Asadi, Azarakhsh Farahani, Saghar Ghanaat, Behrouz Mousavi

Votes: 70

49. 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: 3,206 | Gross: $0.03M

50. 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: 802 | Gross: $0.03M