Iranian Movies - فیلم های ایرانی

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1. A Separation (2011)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama

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: Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini

Votes: 233,980 | Gross: $7.10M

2. Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family, Sport

77 Metascore

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: 71,206 | Gross: $0.93M

3. Taste of Cherry (1997)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

80 Metascore

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: 27,939 | Gross: $0.31M

4. The Song of Sparrows (2008)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Family

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: 10,223 | Gross: $0.12M

5. No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009)

106 min | Drama, Music

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: 7,106 | Gross: $0.08M

6. Leila (1997)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Family, Romance

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: 3,599 | Gross: $0.05M

7. Hamoun (1990)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

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: Pantea Bahram, Ezzatolah Entezami, Bita Farahi, Sedigheh Kianfar

Votes: 6,632

8. Ten (2002)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

86 Metascore

A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.

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

Votes: 7,536 | Gross: $0.11M

9. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

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: 10,232 | Gross: $0.21M

10. Where Is the Friend's House? (1987)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Family

8 year old Ahmed has mistakenly taken his friend Mohammad's notebook. He wants to return it, or else his friend will be expelled from school. Determinedly, the conscientious boy sets out to find Mohammad's home in the neighbouring village.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Babek Ahmed Poor, Ahmed Ahmed Poor, Khodabakhsh Defaei, Iran Outari

Votes: 13,154

11. The White Balloon (1995)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Family

Several people try to help a little girl to find the money her mom gave her to buy a goldfish with.

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

Votes: 7,179 | Gross: $0.47M

12. The Music Man (2007)

107 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

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: 8,403

13. My Tehran for Sale (2009)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

Marzieh is a young female actress living in Tehran. The authorities ban her theatre work and, like all young people in Iran, she is forced to lead a secret life in order to express herself ... See full summary »

Director: Granaz Moussavi | Stars: Marzieh Vafamehr, Amir Chegini, Asha Mehrabi, Mobina Karimi

Votes: 1,650

14. Through the Olive Trees (1994)

G | 103 min | Drama

A depiction of the off-screen relationship between the actors who play the newlyweds in the film And Life Goes On (1992).

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

Votes: 7,771 | Gross: $0.04M

15. A Cube of Sugar (2011)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The story happens in an old house in an old city of Iran. Because of the wedding of the youngest sister, Pasandide, all of her sisters come to their old house to help their mother.

Director: Reza Mirkarimi | Stars: Reza Kianian, Negar Javaherian, Farhad Aslani, Saeed Poursamimi

Votes: 3,676

16. M for Mother (2006)

PG | 113 min | Drama

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: 5,043

17. Bashu, the Little Stranger (1989)

120 min | Drama, War

An iranian little boy is Lost from the south to northern part of the country after running away for his life, 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: 2,754

18. Canaan (2008)

100 min | Drama

Mina has decided to leave her older husband Morteza after ten years of marriage. Next Monday will be her divorce date, which means her first step towards her goal; immigration. However, the... See full summary »

Director: Mani Haghighi | Stars: Mohammad Reza Forutan, Taraneh Alidoosti, Afsaneh Bayegan, Bahram Radan

Votes: 1,653

19. The Cyclist (1989)

82 min | Drama

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: 2,046

20. Gheisar (1969)

100 min | Crime, Drama

A young man's drive to avenge for his sister and brother.

Director: Masud Kimiai | Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Pouri Baneai, Naser Malek Motiee, Jamshid Mashayekhi

Votes: 3,193

21. Hezardastan (1988)

720 min | Action, Drama, History

A corrupt, six-fingered detective is sent to recruit a retired assassin now living a secluded life as a calligrapher to assassinate a prominent government official known as Hezardastan who has stolen jewels from a member of the royal family. However, the calligrapher one-ups the detective and holds him as his prisoner and tortures him. The calligrapher begins to reflect upon his life gone by, and... See full summary »

Stars: Jamshid Mashayekhi, Ezzatolah Entezami, Davoud Rashidi, Ali Nassirian

Votes: 1,308

22. Penniless (2009)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

A haughty acclaimed newly married fashion designer named Iraj is shown the door by his boss after the boss's son arrives at Iran to take over his father's company. Iraj reluctant to ... See full summary »

Director: Hamid Nematollah | Stars: Bahram Radan, Leila Hatami, Nader Fallah, Siamak Ansari

Votes: 2,385

23. A Walk in the Fog (2010)

87 min | Drama

Amin is in coma and has forgotten almost everything about the past, but he remembers some of his misty memories. He decides to make a new past for himself with recollection of these memories.

Director: Bahram Tavakoli | Stars: Leila Hatami, Shahab Hosseini, Masoud Rayegany

Votes: 895

24. Pari (1995)

115 min | Drama, Romance

Haunted by a book found in her dead brother's room, Pari wanders around to find answers for a meaningful life.

Director: Dariush Mehrjui | Stars: Niki Karimi, Khosro Shakibai, Ali Mosaffa, Turan Mehrzad

Votes: 844

25. Kamalolmolk (1984)

122 min | Biography, Drama, History

The movie chronicles the life of the famous painter Kamololmolk, and his relationship with various kings.

Director: Ali Hatami | Stars: Jamshid Mashayekhi, Ezzatolah Entezami, Ali Nassirian, Davoud Rashidi

Votes: 1,042

26. The Cycle (1977)

101 min | Drama

Ali and his father go from their poor neighborhood in the outskirts of the city to a hospital so that Ali's father can be treated for his sickness. However since they have no money, Ali ... See full summary »

Director: Dariush Mehrjui | Stars: Saeed Kangarani, Ezzatolah Entezami, Fourouzan, Bahman Forsi

Votes: 561

27. Tehran Has No More Pomegrenates! (2007)

Not Rated | 67 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

This is the story of Tehran from the Qajar time (middle of 19th century) to today. Tehran has become a metropolis from a small village, now a developed city with many social problems.

Director: Massoud Bakhshi | Stars: Ain Al-Daula, Massoud Bakhshi, Winston Churchill, Forugh Farrokhzad

Votes: 326

28. Snowman (1995)

109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Iranian man (Akbar Abdi) stuck in Turkey, desperately wants to get a VISA to go to America. He starts dressing up as a woman in hopes of marrying an American man to get American citizenship, but he starts having doubts and...

Director: Davood Mir-Bagheri | Stars: Akbar Abdi, Dariush Arjmand, Parviz Parastui, Azita Hajian

Votes: 2,027

29. The Wind Carpet (2003)

111 min | Drama, Family

A Japanese designer wants to have a custom woven Persian carpet to take part in a splendid Art Festival held in her hometown, Takayama. However, the weaver suddenly dies before the rug is ready.

Director: Kamal Tabrizi | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Takaaki Enoki, Miyu Yagyu, Yûki Kudô

Votes: 400

30. My Uncle Napoleon (1976)

770 min | Comedy, Drama

An uproarious adoption of a popular novel by Iraj Pezeshkzad set in and around the family compound in early 1940s Tehran, marvelously rich in personality and incident. The title character, ... See full summary »

Stars: Gholamhossein Naghshineh, Parviz Fanizadeh, Minoo Abrishami, Esmail Davarfar

Votes: 1,258

31. Marriage of the Blessed (1989)

75 min | Crime, Drama, War

Haji is severely traumatized by the war with Iraq. Back from the front, he's unable to adapt to civilian life. Despite family opposition, his fiancée stands by him as together they ... See full summary »

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Mahmoud Hatamikia, Roya Nonahali, Ebrahim Abadi, Mohsen Zaehtab

Votes: 463

32. The Girl in the Sneakers (1999)

110 min | Drama, Family

In love with a teenage boy, Tadaei leaves home in the morning heading for school but decides not to go to school and instead starts wandering in the streets of Tehran. She makes up her mind... See full summary »

Director: Rasoul Sadrameli | Stars: Pegah Ahangarani, Majid Hajizadeh, Akram Mohammadi, Abdolreza Akbari

Votes: 819

33. Damagh be sabke irani (2006)

52 min | Documentary

A look at the reasons why every year 70,000 Iranians have a nose job.

Director: Mehrdad Oskouei | Stars: Shena Adl, Nosratollah Karimi, Sam Pournejad, Mansour Zabetian

Votes: 88

34. Morabbaye shirin (2001)

Adventure, Comedy, Family

The doors of the jam produced by a company do not open. In order for them to be able to sell their jam, they reward the one who can open the jam. All the people try to open the door of the jam.

Director: Marzieh Boroomand | Stars: Leila Hatami, Mani Nouri, Mohamad Reza Sharifinia, Gohar Kheirandish

Votes: 130

35. Saint Petersburg (2010)

120 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A newly released prisoner and an ostensibly rich youth become aware of the place of the Russian Tsar's long lost treasure by a twist of fate.

Director: Behruz Afkhami | Stars: Peyman Ghassemkhani, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Bahareh Rahnama, Shila Khodadad

Votes: 3,833

36. Soltan-e sahebgharan (1974– )


The life of Amir Kabir, from the Ghajar dynasty.

Stars: Jamshid Mashayekhi, Parviz Fanizadeh, Naser Malek Motiee, Zahra Hatami

Votes: 130

37. Alzheimer (2011)

98 min | Drama, Family, Mystery

A story about Human beings and their relations which has a man in the center of it. Because of a car accident he has Alzheimer and must face a different new world.

Director: Ahmad Reza Mo'tamedi | Stars: Faramarz Gharibian, Mehdi Hashemi, Mahtab Keramati, Mehran Ahmadi

Votes: 301

38. Bride of Fire (2000)

113 min | Drama, Romance

Ahlam who is studying medicine in the college is in love with Dr. Parviz and wants to marry him. But according to her tribe's laws and traditions she must marry her cousin Farhan. She decides to face her family and find a solution.

Director: Khosrow Sinai | Stars: Mehdi Ahmadi, Ghazal Sarami, Hamid Farokhnezhad, Salimeh Rangzan

Votes: 457

39. Maybe Some Other Time (1988)

159 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Mr. Modabber who is a dubber see his wife Kian sitting in a car of a stranger in one scene of a documentary he is been dubbing. With the help of the director and the editor of the ... See full summary »

Director: Bahram Beizai | Stars: Susan Taslimi, Dariush Farhang, Simin Ansari, Siamak Atlassi

Votes: 615

40. O Iran (1990)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

Towards the end of the Shahanshah's reign, Sergeant Makvandi is assigned the commander of the gendarmerie station in a small town. A stern disciplinarian, Sergeant Makvandi tries to impose ... See full summary »

Director: Naser Taghvai | Stars: Akbar Abdi, Hossein Sarshar, Soraya Hekmat, Gholamhossein Naghshineh

Votes: 281

41. Grand Cinema (1989)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

This is a fictional story of early days of cinema theaters in Iran in early 20th century in the dawn of Persian constitutional revolution. Roosi Khan and Aghaiev who are supported by ... See full summary »

Director: Hassan Hedayat | Stars: Ebrahim Abadi, Akbar Abdi, Fereydoon Aboo Zia, Morteza Ahmadi

Votes: 89

42. Mirza Norooz's Shoes (1985)


In this comedy set in premodern Iran Mirza Norooz is a pharmacist who is unwilling to discard his old worn-out shoes and buy new ones. This causes the people in his town to ridicule him and... See full summary »

Director: Mohammad Motevaselani | Stars: Ali Nassirian, Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Reza Abdi, Kazem Afrandnia

Votes: 291

43. The Bride (1991)

90 min | Drama

Hamid and Mahin are husband and wife and are traveling to the north by their car. But in the way they have an accident with a rural woman. Unlike his wife's disagreement Hamid decides to ... See full summary »

Director: Behruz Afkhami | Stars: Abolfazl Poorarab, Niki Karimi, Abbas Amiri, Ali Sajjadi Hosseini

Votes: 385

44. A Very Close Encounter (2010)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

A car accident takes place on a highway. Both the drivers are women. Because of the injuries, one ends up in a coma, but after the investigations by police, the officer in charge of the case is doubtful.

Director: Esmaeil Mihandoost | Stars: Ladan Mostofi, Anahita Ne'mati, Hamid Reza Pegah, Sorush Sehhat

Votes: 95

45. City of Mice (1986)

92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Probably the most famous puppet show for children and all ages. Mice who have to leave their school and immigrate because of a wild cat who wants to eat them up. Eventually the mice defeat the cat and go back to their home.

Directors: Marzieh Boroomand, Mohammad-Ali Talebi | Stars: Adel Bezdoudeh, Hamid Jebeli, Fariba Jeddikar, Fatemah Motamed-Aria

Votes: 1,011