Most Popular Feature Films


1. 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: 14,047 | Gross: $0.26M

2. 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: 2,833

3. 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: 1,198

4. 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: 5,572 | Gross: $0.70M

5. Reseba (2016)

92 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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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: 20

6. 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: 312

7. 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: 1,994 | Gross: $0.00M

8. 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: 392

9. Flag Without a Country (2015)

97 min | Drama

6.9
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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: 98

10. 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: 245

11. 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: 196

12. 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: 362

13. Brainstorm (II) (2015)

Thriller

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Director: Ed Nouwen | Stars: Shno Kamal, Danny de Kok, Thérèse Osseweijer, Mirja Poelstra

14. 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: 925

16. 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: 87

17. Bîranîna hespa res (2015)

88 min | Drama

5.9
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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

Votes: 12

18. Mardan (2014)

110 min | Drama

6.6
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Mardan is a police officer who one day meets Leila, whose husband has disappeared. Mardan takes it on himself to solve the mystery.

Director: Batin Ghobadi | Stars: Hossein Hasan, Helly Luv, Feyyaz Duman, Ismail Zagros

Votes: 98

19. Vinterland (2007)

52 min | Drama

6.5
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A love story about two Kurds in the north of Norway.

Director: Hisham Zaman | Stars: Raouf Saraj, Shler Rahnoma, Kawa Gilli, Alibag Salimi

Votes: 181

20. A Dream Before Dying (2017)

Drama | Post-production

Alan and his family deal with the horrors of war and the events in their lives that lead Alan to become one of the most fearless and respected bomb disposal technicians for the forces allied against ISIS in Northern Iraq.

Director: Fekri Baroshi | Stars: Delil Dilanar, Dejin Jamil Khidir, Alan Shamo Hajar, Enwer Shexani

21. 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: 34

22. Dol (2007)

90 min | Drama

5.7
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On his wedding day, a Kurdish man must flee through Turkish, then Iraqi and eventually Iranian Kurdistan.

Director: Hiner Saleem | Stars: Nazmî Kirik, Belçim Bilgin, Omer Chawshin, Rojîn Ulker

Votes: 118

23. Ehmedê Xanî'den: Mem û Zîn (1991)

83 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Based upon an ancient epic poem by "Ahmad Khani", the film relates the story of Mem,a young Kurdish boy, who falls in love with Zin, the daughter of the governor of Butan,when the people ... See full summary »

Director: Ümit Elçi | Stars: Meltem Doganay, Yalçin Dümer, Levent Güner, Eser Giray

Votes: 116

24. Jiyan (2002)

102 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Five years following the infamous chemical and biological bombing of Halabja, Diyari, a Kurdish/ American good Samaritan, returns to his homeland to build an orphanage in what is left of ... See full summary »

Director: Jano Rosebiani | Stars: Kurdo Galali, Pirshang Berzinji, Choman Hawrami, Enwer Shexani

Votes: 95

25. Siyah karga (2016)

98 min | Drama

4.4
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Sara, who left her own country Iran without permission of her parents when she was a teenager, is an actress in Paris, France. She recieves a letter from Iran and she wants to go to her ... See full summary »

Director: M. Tayfur Aydin | Stars: Sedat Culum, Ayhan Eren, Sebnem Hassanisoughi, Medya Izgi

Votes: 51

26. De fyra sista (2010)

81 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Four friends seek asylum as refugees in Sweden, but are rejected. They decide to stay illegally. According to the Swedish Migration Board a person can seek again after four years. Only three days now remain.

Director: Karzan Kader | Stars: Karzan Kader, Siham Shurafa, Piotr Marciniak, Fryad Latif

Votes: 24

27. kingdom of ants (2016)

70 min | Drama, Family, War | Completed

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The film is about a Yezidi girl who is a victim of the Islamic State (IS) atrocities. After 11 months of captivity, she gives birth to an illegitimate child whose father is unknown. The ... See full summary »

Director: Adnan Osman | Stars: Dilsoz Maweti, Khazi Shina, Shehram Namiq, Halo Nanakali

28. Sirta la gal ba (2009)

88 min | Drama

6.9
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An elderly radio-operator travels across Kurdestan in the war-torn 80s assuring communication between lost families.

Director: Shahram Alidi | Stars: Omer Chawshin, Maryam Boubani, Fakher Mohammad Barzani, Bistoun Ali Ghader

Votes: 132

29. Zara (2009)

Drama

6.1
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Director: Ayten Mutlu Saray | Stars: Jiyan Aktas, Bedriye Aydemir, Newroz Baz, Sultan Cakmak

Votes: 23

30. Bêrîtan (2006)

162 min | Drama, War

7.4
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Directors: Jinda Baran, Halil Uysal, Dersim Zeravanr | Stars: Jinda Baran, Beritan Cûdi, Ömer Harran, Rubar Qamislo

Votes: 86

31. Kick Off (2009)

81 min | Drama

6.6
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Inside a beat up stadium in Kirkuk, Iraq, live many refugees trying to escape Sadam Hussein's administration. Asu lives with his younger brother who has lost his legs from a landmine. Next ... See full summary »

Director: Shawkat Amin Korki | Stars: Atug Asu, Shwan Attoof, Hamed Diyar, Hamajaga Hilin

Votes: 65

32. Klamek ji bo Beko (1992)

100 min | War

5.5
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Beko is a young Kurd who lives in the Turkish part of Kurdistan.

Director: Nizamettin Ariç | Stars: Nizamettin Ariç, Bezara Arsen, Lusika Hesen, Cemalê Jora

Votes: 65

33. Boni seu (2008)

83 min | Drama

5.2
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Director: Ravin Asaf | Stars: Safya Akdad, Shwan Attoof, Hama Ali Chan, Shalau Jamal

Votes: 8

34. Rødt hjerte (2011)

77 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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The teenagers Shirin and Soran are in love, and want to marry, but Shirin's father has arranged her marriage, and forbids them. On her wedding night Soran kidnaps her for them to be together.

Director: Halkawt Mustafa | Stars: Ali Ahmed, Soran Ebrahim, Soran Ibrahim, Shahen Jamal

Votes: 47

35. Marsiyeh barf (2005)

90 min | Drama

6.5
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People are praying for rainfall... a Land parched in drought... the illusion of snow... Rozhin is engulfed in reveries of flight from an undesirable marriage... Rozhin seeks support from a stranger... and this is not the end of the story.

Director: Jamil Rostami | Stars: Abdollah Ahmadi, Anvar Farajpour, Delnia Farajpour, Mohayeddin Variani

Votes: 38

36. The Last Hope (I) (2016)

Adventure

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Director: Hussain Ahmed | Stars: Hussain Ahmed, Sarah Nia, Abdul Chowdhury, Marilyn Brindis

37. Gli occhi dell'altro (2005)

105 min | Drama

6.2
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Director: Gianpaolo Tescari | Stars: Lucrezia Lante della Rovere, Johan Leysen, Hossein Taheri, Carlotta Ritossa

Votes: 18

38. The Last Winter (2013)

75 min | Drama, Family | Completed

5.4
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Baji and headman are the sole survivors of an isolated village . that is going under the water little by little . They are the only companion & confidant of one another, who are waiting for... See full summary »

Director: Salem Salavati | Stars: Jafar Shaikhahmadi, Asiye Moradizar

Votes: 14

39. Êk Momik, Du Momik... (2014)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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30 Metascore

Young Viyan, is forcibly given to wealthy elder businessman, Haji Hemmo. When she runs out of the bedroom and climbs a tree, refusing to sleep with him, the respected elder looses face and ... See full summary »

Director: Jano Rosebiani | Stars: Enwer Shexani, Katrin Ender, Hussein Hassan, Kurdo Galali

Votes: 19

40. Bekhal's Tears (2006)

84 min | Drama

5.8
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All Bekhal wants is to get an education and be happy. But her parents have other plans for her. The laws have changed after Saddam Hussein. But can society change her traditions too?

Director: Lauand Omar | Stars: Ozzie Aziz, Aware Xan, Peyuand Ismael Hawez, Fekri Baroshi

Votes: 24

41. Jani gal (2007)

100 min | Drama, History

6.9
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Setting: Sulaymaniah, Iraqi Kurdistan, in the 1940s. When his wife Kaleh goes into labor, her husband Jwamer runs to get the midwife. By ill luck, he runs into the middle of a political ... See full summary »

Director: Jamil Rostami | Stars: Nezar Selami, Rinas Voria, Abdol Hama Javan, Jian Ebrahim

Votes: 63

42. Parinawa la ghobar (2006)

73 min | Drama

6.8
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A road movie set in Iraq in 2003 during the fall of Saddam. Two Kurds are looking for the parents of a five-year-old boy who has been found in the street in tears. His name is Saddam too. ... See full summary »

Director: Shawkat Amin Korki | Stars: Adil Abdolrahman, Ayam Akram, Hossein Hasan, Hussein Hassan

Votes: 63

43. Pako (2015)

68 min | Drama

4.8
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A soldier gets permission from the military services during the Iraqi-Iranian war, and returns back to his village for his wedding. When he returns to the army, he finds his fellows ... See full summary »

Director: Walid M. Taher | Stars: Rekish Shahbaz, Berivan Isa, Fathi Evari, Adil Abdolrahman

Votes: 5

44. Shaqami Dr Qassimlu (2013)

91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.9
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After nearly getting caught by the dreaded "Bat Guards" for placing political posters, Hawar meets the lovely Hiro, a young girl who offers him shelter and helps him hide from the brutal ... See full summary »

Director: Fathy Mirzaeian | Stars: Rozhin Feizulapoor, Farhad Amini, Rezgar Mohammadi, Fatih Salehi

Votes: 11

45. Û nergiz biskivîn (2006)

80 min

5.7
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Directors: Hussein Hassan Ali, Masoud Arif Salih | Stars: Hussein Hassan Ali, Mohammed A. Artishi, Shahin Kivork, Bakir Kovli

Votes: 22

46. Shirin (II) (2012)

94 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.0
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A boy from kurdistan living in france coming back to visit his childhood village, there to meet a girl studying french language at university of salahadin , the cultural conflict, a young innocent romance , leading to loads of problems.

Director: Hassan-Ali Mahmoud | Stars: Shwan Attoof, Rim Laredj, Bayan Osman

Votes: 22

47. Qandil Mountains (2010)

94 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Taha Karimi | Stars: Aynadin Mariwany, Ghotbeddin Sadeghi

Votes: 16

48. War or Peace (2016)

4 min | Drama, Family, War

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the family always fight...

Director: Kayvan Sarvari | Star: Abedin Khosravi

49. 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

50. Shewi Hisab (2011)

90 min | Drama, Thriller, War

6.4
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While traveling through Kurdistan, Flute player Jeladet is caught in an army ambush. A cruel general saves him, and the beauty of Jeladet's heavenly music finally makes him see the terror of his actions.

Director: Hussain Sewdin | Stars: Bahez Fatah, Najat Hakim, Bakhtiar Halabjai, Anwar Hassari

Votes: 19