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1. Tambourine (2008)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

Mohammad is sent to an apartment situated in uptown Tehran to install their satellite dishes, while having satellite TV is illegal in Iran. He arrives there with a girl named Shirin who ... See full summary »

Director: Parisa Bakhtavar | Stars: Baran Kosari, Saber Abar, Hamed Behdad, Afarin Chitsaz

Votes: 2,495

2. Dancing in the Dust (2003)

100 min | Drama

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: 1,378

3. Beautiful City (2004)

98 min | Drama

69 Metascore

Directed by multi-award winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, 'Beautiful City' is a cinematic gem not to be missed. Akbar has just turned eighteen. He has been held in a rehabilitation centre ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 4,289

4. Fireworks Wednesday (2006)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

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: 8,588

5. The Past (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery

85 Metascore

An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet

Votes: 41,552 | Gross: $1.33M

6. The Salesman (2016)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Thriller

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: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Mina Sadati, Babak Karimi

Votes: 42,409 | Gross: $2.40M

7. About Elly (2009)

119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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: 38,889 | Gross: $0.11M

8. A Separation (2011)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Thriller

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: 200,033 | Gross: $7.10M

9. Bashu, the Little Stranger (1989)

120 min | Drama, War

Lost in a foreign 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: 2,087

10. Travellers (1991)

90 min | Drama

A young woman's wedding becomes a ritual of mourning when her sister and family die in an auto accident on the way to the wedding. The sisters' mother refuses to accept her daughter's death... See full summary »

Director: Bahram Beizai | Stars: Mozhdeh Shamsai, Homa Rusta, Jamileh Sheikhi, Niku Kheradmand

Votes: 761

11. Killing Mad Dogs (2001)

135 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

While the post-revolution frenzy is at its peak in Iran, a woman attempts to help her secretive husband out of jail by settling his debts for him on her own.

Director: Bahram Beizai | Stars: Mozhdeh Shamsai, Majid Mozaffari, Reza Kianian, Mitra Hajjar

Votes: 1,994

12. When We Are All Sleep (2009)

107 min | Drama

Chakameh who has lost both her husband and child in a car accident meets a guy who recently been released from prison. While she is under pressure from the lawyers to compromise with the ... See full summary »

Director: Bahram Beizai | Stars: Mozhdeh Shamsai, Alireza Jalali-tabar, Hesam Navab Safavi, Shaghayegh Farahani

Votes: 712

14. Shirin (2008)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

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: 2,037

15. 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 Zendegi va digar hich (1992).

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

Votes: 4,976 | Gross: $0.04M

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

83 min | Drama, Family

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, Khodabakhsh Defaei, Iran Outari

Votes: 8,077

17. First Case, Second Case (1979)

53 min | Documentary, Drama

While the teacher is faced towards the blackboard, one of the students makes some funny noises. The teacher can't find the person who did that, so he decides to dismiss a group of students ... See full summary »

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mehdi Azadbakht, Mohammadreza Barati, Hedayat Matin Daftari, Nader Ebrahimi

Votes: 410

18. Taste of Cherry (1997)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

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: 19,390 | Gross: $0.31M

19. The Love-stricken (1992)

91 min | Drama, History, Music

A movie about the Iranian classical musicians in Ghajar era and their struggle to release their first Record which takes them on a journey to France.

Director: Ali Hatami | Stars: Faramarz Sadighi, Amin Tarokh, Akbar Abdi, Jamshid Hashempur

Votes: 750

20. Mother (1990)

108 min | Drama

How a mother acts in the hardest parts of her, and her children's lives.

Director: Ali Hatami | Stars: Rogheyeh Chehreh-Azad, Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Farimah Farjami, Amin Tarokh

Votes: 3,550

21. Jafar Khan az farang bargashte (1985)

Comedy

Jafar Khan, the son of Haj Akbar, returns from America. When his father sees his unconventional appearance he realizes he will need to use fire and water to make Jafar look presentable. The... See full summary »

Director: Ali Hatami | Stars: Reza Arham Sadr, Ezzatolah Entezami, Jahangir Forouhar, Mohamad Ali Keshavarz

Votes: 124

22. 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: 812

23. Hajji Washington (1983)

98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

A loyal and simple-minded statesman is appointed as the first Iranian ambassador in the U.S. but soon starts to lose his mind from homesickness and inaction.

Director: Ali Hatami | Stars: Ezzatolah Entezami, Richard Harrison, Ransel Cass, Mario Donatone

Votes: 429

24. Desiderium (1978)

111 min | Drama, Romance

Desiderium lyrically charts the hapless loves of a three brother: Majid, they young handicapped brother with a deformed head falls in love with Aghdas, a prostitute hired by his eldest ... See full summary »

Director: Ali Hatami | Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Jamshid Mashayekhi, Fakhri Khorvash, Shohreh Aghdashloo

Votes: 1,307

25. Baba Shamal (1971)

116 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Baba Shamal and Looti Heydar, two community leaders of adjacent neighbourhoods make a pact of fraternity. Baba Shamal's high attitude of Heydar however dramatically changes when he is told ... See full summary »

Director: Ali Hatami | Stars: Mohamad Ali Fardin, Naser Malek Motiee, Fourouzan, Homayoon

Votes: 92

26. Hassan, the Bald (1970)

106 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Musical

Inspired by Iranian folk tales and reputed as the first Iranian musical movie, the film follows the story of the lazybones congenitally bald Hassan who is tricked out of the house by his ... See full summary »

Director: Ali Hatami | Stars: Parviz Sayyad, Katayun Amir Ebrahimi, Sadegh Bahrami, Hamideh Kheirabadi

Votes: 319

27. The Ring-necked Dove (1970)

100 min | Drama

There is an old saying in Farsi, "if you catch a Toughi to keep, it will bring bad omens to the members of the family". ...And that's what happens to a very close nit family when Toghi is ... See full summary »

Director: Ali Hatami | Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Naser Malek Motiee, Soghra Obeisi, Hamideh Kheirabadi

Votes: 513

28. Honeymoon (1976)

109 min | Drama, Romance

Reza and his mother Mah Banu, have a good and near relationship with Hossein family known as Khan Baba. Reza spends his time with Changiz, the son of Hossein family, and is interested in his sister, Mino.

Director: Fereydun Gole | Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Googoosh, Jamshid Mashayekhi, Reza Karam Rezai

Votes: 232

29. Fellow Traveler (1975)

111 min | Drama, Romance

A wealthy man who has a company deceive a naive girl Atefeh (Gogoosh) who thinks he wants to marry her. Atefeh goes to the north of Iran to find the wealthy man. Her father gives Ali (... See full summary »

Director: Masud Asadollahi | Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Googoosh, Hamideh Kheirabadi, Nematollah Gorji

Votes: 611

30. Beehive (1975)

103 min | Drama

Recently have been released from jail, Ebi makes a bet with his Friend that he goes and drinks in seven bars without even paying any money.

Director: Fereydun Gole | Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Davoud Rashidi, Reza Karam Rezai, Jalal Pishvaian

Votes: 534

31. Mamal Amricayi (1975)

125 min | Comedy, Drama

A Young guy (Behrouz Vossoughi) who is dreaming to go to America is trying to manage the money by stealing it, then one day he meets a wealthy girl (Gogoosh).

Director: Shapur Gharib | Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Googoosh, Hamideh Kheirabadi, Asghar Semsarzade

Votes: 521

32. Zabih (1975)

Adventure, Crime, Drama

Zabih, a tough guy who committed a murder in support of his girl, Aghdas is released from prison after 15 years. When arrested, Aghdas was pregnant with his child. Now Zabih sets off for his hometown to find Aghdas and their son.

Director: Mohammad Motevaselani | Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Jamshid Mashayekhi, Aram, Enayat Bakhshi

Votes: 76

33. The Deer (1974)

120 min | Drama

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: 1,729

34. The Soil (1973)

96 min | Drama

After the death of the landlord of the village, his European wife demands the land of Baba Sobhan but his two sons who farm there are refusing. They promise to pay the rent on the right ... See full summary »

Director: Masud Kimiai | Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Farzaneh Taidi, Faramarz Gharibian, Jafar Vali

Votes: 136

35. Tight Spot (1973)

114 min | Drama, Thriller

This film, based on a well-known novel of the same name by Sadegh Chooback, is about a wronged man seeking revenge. Director Amir Naderi's inspiration for making the film was one of his ... See full summary »

Director: Amir Naderi | Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Parviz Fanizadeh, Jafar Vali, Enayat Bakhshi

Votes: 402

36. Baluch (1972)

102 min | Drama

Two gangster squads who smuggle antiques fight each other in Zahedan. The first squad's members manage to kill the members of the other squad. Two villains of them rape a woman Leila who is... See full summary »

Director: Masud Kimiai | Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Iren, Baharak, Manuchehr Farid

Votes: 136

37. Stranger (1972)

109 min | Drama

Ghasem (Behrouz Vosooghi) after getting released from the prison goes after his friend Abbas in the south. He there first has a fight with a guy who caused him to be jailed and then meets a... See full summary »

Director: Shapur Gharib | Stars: Parviz Fanizadeh, Yadi Ghassemi, Akbar Meshkin, Ahmad Moeeni

Votes: 42

38. Dash akol (1971)

99 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Dash Akol is greatly respected in Shiraz as an honorable man who has lost his family's money through helping his friends. He has an enemy, however, named Kaka Rostam, a mean and spiteful ... See full summary »

Director: Masud Kimiai | Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Mary Apick, Manoucher Ahmadi, Bahman Mofid

Votes: 865

39. Reza, the Motorcyclist (1970)

87 min | Crime, Drama

Reza Motori, who has feigned madness, escapes from an asylum and robs a factory, with the aid of a friend. Afterwards, a young writer, who looks exactly like Reza, visits the asylum in ... See full summary »

Director: Masud Kimiai | Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Bahman Mofid, Fariba Khatami, Hassan Shahin

Votes: 699

40. 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: 2,431

41. Low Heights (2002)

115 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

A domestic Iranian flight is taken hostage by a man Ghasem who is a refugee of war and has financial problems. He will go any distance for his family and wants to find a better place for living.

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Hamid Farokhnezhad, Leila Hatami, Gohar Kheirandish, Amir Aghaee

Votes: 3,018

42. Under the Shadow (2016)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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: 19,180 | Gross: $0.03M

43. The Book of Law (2009)

95 min | Drama, Romance

Rahman falls in love with a Christan woman from Lebanon. She becomes a Muslim before her second meeting with Rahman.

Director: Maziar Miri | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Davood Fathali Beigi, Darine Hamze, Negar Javaherian

Votes: 1,444

44. In the Name of the Father (2006)

105 min | Drama, War

This is about a father and his daughter who has been injured from the mines from Iran-Iraq war.

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Kambiz Dirbaz, Kazem HajirAzad, Afshin Hashemi

Votes: 1,483

45. The Willow Tree (2005)

96 min | Drama

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, Soghra Obeisi, Mohammad Amir Naji

Votes: 3,734 | Gross: $0.03M

46. The Willow Tree (2005)

96 min | Drama

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, Soghra Obeisi, Mohammad Amir Naji

Votes: 3,734 | Gross: $0.03M

47. Twenty (2009)

85 min | Drama

A once thriving reception hall has been reduced to catering to the funeral business and the somber rituals of death. The owner, Soleimani, is a sour, lonely and unloved old man who treats ... See full summary »

Director: Abdolreza Kahani | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Mahtab Keramati, Ali Reza Khamseh, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy

Votes: 818

48. The Lizard (2004)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

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 Ebrahimi, Shahrokh Foroutanian, Farideh Sepah Mansour

Votes: 11,702

49. Duel (II) (2004)

133 min | Action, Drama, War

6.5