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1. 300 (2006)

R | 117 min | Action, Fantasy

7.7
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52 Metascore

King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West

Votes: 672,120 | Gross: $210.61M

2. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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50 Metascore

A young fugitive prince and princess must stop a villain who unknowingly threatens to destroy the world with a special dagger that enables the magic sand inside to reverse time.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina

Votes: 247,187 | Gross: $90.76M

3. The Last Samurai (2003)

R | 154 min | Action, Drama, History

7.7
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55 Metascore

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, William Atherton

Votes: 357,726 | Gross: $111.11M

4. A Separation (2011)

PG-13 | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Family

8.3
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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: Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini

Votes: 185,914 | Gross: $7.10M

5. The Water Diviner (2014)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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50 Metascore

An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.

Director: Russell Crowe | Stars: Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney, Isabel Lucas

Votes: 64,507 | Gross: $4.19M

6. A Man Called Ove (2015)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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70 Metascore

Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

Director: Hannes Holm | Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll

Votes: 34,227 | Gross: $3.36M

7. Meet the Spartans (2008)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

2.7
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9 Metascore

The heroic Spartan king Leonidas, armed with nothing but leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag bunch of 13 Spartan misfit warriors to defend their homeland against thousands of ... See full summary »

Directors: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer | Stars: Sean Maguire, Kevin Sorbo, Carmen Electra, Ken Davitian

Votes: 95,407 | Gross: $38.23M

8. The Recruit (2003)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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56 Metascore

A brilliant young CIA trainee is asked by his mentor to help find a mole in the Agency.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan, Gabriel Macht

Votes: 122,006 | Gross: $52.80M

9. The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)

R | 114 min | Drama

8.0
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50 Metascore

A desperate woman 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: 16,441 | Gross: $0.66M

10. 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: 6,885 | Gross: $0.44M

11. The Color of Pomegranates (1969)

Not Rated | 79 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images.

Director: Sergei Parajanov | Stars: Sofiko Chiaureli, Melkon Alekyan, Vilen Galstyan, Gogi Gegechkori

Votes: 6,779

12. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

7.7
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56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steve Burg

Votes: 55,299 | Gross: $13.00M

13. Beyond Paradise (2018)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Haunted by a tragic past, Shahrzad, a stunning music student, flees her homeland and ends up in an estranged marriage in Los Angeles, where her piano teacher's lover sparks a passion in her that threatens to destroy everything.

Director: J.J. Alani | Stars: Ryan Guzman, Spencer Grammer, Daphne Zuniga, Francia Raisa

Votes: 308

14. Gabbeh (1996)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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When an old couple washes their gabbeh - a type of Persian rug - a young woman magically appears and tells them her life story.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Shaghayeh Djodat, Hossein Moharami, Rogheih Moharami, Abbas Sayah

Votes: 2,488 | Gross: $0.27M

15. Australia Day (2017)

98 min | Drama

5.5
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On Australia's most controversial national holiday, the lives of three Australians from diverse cultural backgrounds will collide, illuminating contemporary issues of racial tension and ... See full summary »

Director: Kriv Stenders | Stars: Miah Madden, Elias Anton, Jenny Wu, Daniel Webber

Votes: 338

16. Ararat (2002)

R | 115 min | Drama, War

6.6
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62 Metascore

Interrogated by a customs officer, a young man recounts how his life was changed during the making of a film about the Armenian genocide.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Charles Aznavour, Brent Carver, Eric Bogosian, Simon Abkarian

Votes: 10,912 | Gross: $1.55M

17. The 300 Spartans (1962)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.7
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A small army of Greeks spearheaded by 300 Spartans do battle with the whole invading Persian army.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Richard Egan, Ralph Richardson, Diane Baker, Barry Coe

Votes: 6,065

18. Avaze gonjeshk-ha (2008)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Family

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: 7,837 | Gross: $0.12M

19. Esther and the King (1960)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.5
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Two decades before she would gain fame and some fortune as Alexis Carrington in television's Dynasty series, Joan Collins starred as Esther in this melodramatic, routine Biblical story. The... See full summary »

Directors: Raoul Walsh, Mario Bava | Stars: Joan Collins, Richard Egan, Denis O'Dea, Sergio Fantoni

Votes: 510

20. Alexander the Great (1956)

Not Rated | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.9
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The life and military conquests of Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 - 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Richard Burton, Fredric March, Claire Bloom, Barry Jones

Votes: 2,928

21. The Giant of Marathon (1959)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.1
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A Greek soldier leads the fight against an invading Persian army.

Directors: Jacques Tourneur, Bruno Vailati, Mario Bava | Stars: Steve Reeves, Mylène Demongeot, Sergio Fantoni, Alberto Lupo

Votes: 672

22. Omar Khayyam (1957)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Biography, Romance

6.0
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During the 11th century, Persian poet Omar Khayyam's lover marries the Shah but the Shah, whose life is threatened by a sect of assassins, appoints Omar royal advisor.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Michael Rennie, Debra Paget, John Derek

Votes: 239

23. Gaav (1969)

Not Rated | 104 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: 4,905

24. Madar (1990)

108 min | Drama

8.6
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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: 3,257

25. The Music of Strangers (2015)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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70 Metascore

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and other international artists of The Silk Road Project discuss their philosophies on music and culture.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Yo-Yo Ma, Kinan Azmeh, Kayhan Kalhor, Cristina Pato

Votes: 533 | Gross: $1.16M

26. The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938)

Approved | 104 min | Adventure, Biography, Romance

5.7
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Adventurer Marco Polo travels to China, where he finds the Emperor Kublai Khan, court intrigue, danger, and unexpected love.

Directors: Archie Mayo, John Cromwell | Stars: Gary Cooper, Sigrid Gurie, Basil Rathbone, George Barbier

Votes: 826

27. 1 Girl 5 Gays (2009–2014)

30 min | Talk-Show

7.8
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Five outlandish, fabulous gay men tackle topics ranging from love and sex to celebrity pop culture, with a female host acting as ringleader.

Stars: Aliya-Jasmine Sovani, David Robert, Michael Yerxa, Jean-Paul Bevilacqua

Votes: 275

28. Hamoun (1990)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

8.2
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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: Ezzatolah Entezami, Bita Farahi, Sedigheh Kianfar, Turan Mehrzad

Votes: 5,525

29. The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam (2005)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.9
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43 Metascore

Kamran is a 12 year old boy in the present day who discovers that his ancestor is the 11th Century Mathematician, Astronomer, Poet of Persia, Omar Khayyam. The story has been passed down in... See full summary »

Director: Kayvan Mashayekh | Stars: Adam Echahly, Bruno Lastra, Moritz Bleibtreu, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 612 | Gross: $0.22M

30. 300 Spartans: The Real Story (2015 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

5.9
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World premiere, London Greek Film Festival, May, 2016, WINNER, BEST FEATURE FILM.

Director: Stanislaw Karpinski | Stars: Alex Copeland, Patrick Frost, Peter Godfrey, Josif Jovanovski

Votes: 42

31. The Tenants (1987)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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The tenants of a rundown building on the outskirts of Tehran with no legal heir face major housing problems to deal with: major repairs and threat of eviction by greedy building manager who wants to own the building.

Director: Dariush Mehrjui | Stars: Akbar Abdi, Ezzatolah Entezami, Farimah Farjami, Manouchehr Hamedi

Votes: 1,313

32. Son of Samson (1960)

Unrated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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Maciste travels to Egypt, where he leads a revolt against an evil queen.

Director: Carlo Campogalliani | Stars: Mark Forest, Chelo Alonso, Vira Silenti, Angelo Zanolli

Votes: 136

33. Ye habe ghand (2011)

116 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.3
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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: 2,798

34. Crazy Rich Persians

Comedy, Drama | Announced

A cross-cultural romantic comedy among the wealthy Iranians (Muslims and Jews) in Los Angeles 'Tehrangeles' who fled Iran's Islamic revolution.

Director: J.J. Alani

35. Dayereh-e zangi (2008)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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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: 2,139

36. The Phantom of the Opera (1988 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Horror

7.4
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An animated version of Gaston Leroux's everlasting tale of "The Phantom of the Opera". Christine has been acting strange the last days: she first of all got the lead part on a new opera and... See full summary »

Directors: Al Guest, Jean Mathieson | Stars: Aiden Grennell, Collette Proctor, Daniel Reardon, Jim Reid

Votes: 89

37. Dash akol (1971)

99 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.2
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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: 750

38. Tangsir (1973)

114 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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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: 326

39. Baghé sangui (1976)

81 min | Documentary

7.1
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Darvish Khan a deaf and mute man who is a shepherd lives with his family in the desert. One day when sleeping in the desert he has a strange dream. When awake he finds a stone and carry it ... See full summary »

Director: Parviz Kimiavi | Star: Darvish Khan Esfandiarpoor

Votes: 60

40. Travellers (1991)

90 min | Drama

7.6
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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: Karim Akbari Mobarakeh, Shahin Alizadeh, Hamid Amjad, Fariborz Arabnia

Votes: 682

41. Jazireh ahani (2005)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.2
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74 Metascore

Some poor people in the Southern coasts of Iran do not have any place to live, and thus, they reside on an old, abandoned ship in the sea. Captain Nemat, their chief, tries to persuade the ... See full summary »

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof | Stars: Ali Nassirian, Hossein Farzi-Zad, Neda Pakdaman

Votes: 586 | Gross: $0.02M

42. David & Layla (2005)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Star-crossed lovers, David and Layla - Romeo and Juliet in New York with a twist!. Inspired by a true story, a spicy romantic comedy...via Iraq & Jerusalem.

Director: J.J. Alani | Stars: David Moscow, Shiva Rose, Peter Van Wagner, Polly Adams

Votes: 824 | Gross: $0.12M

43. WWE: The Undertaker's Deadliest Matches (2010 Video)

Action, Sport

8.3
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A collection of The Undertaker's most memorable and intense matches.

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Brian Adams, Ken Anderson, Afa Anoai, Steve Austin

Votes: 103

44. Die Mamba (2014)

96 min | Action, Comedy

4.9
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Director: Ali Samadi Ahadi | Stars: Michael Niavarani, Christoph Maria Herbst, Melika Foroutan, Proschat Madani

Votes: 205

45. America So Beautiful (2001)

91 min | Drama

5.7
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36 Metascore

America So Beautiful follows the odyssey of a group of Iranian Immigrants in Los Angeles, trying to find their place in America amidst the unfolding of the 1979 Iran hostage crises. ... See full summary »

Director: Babak Shokrian | Stars: Atossa Leoni, Belinda Waymouth, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mansour

Votes: 162

46. Vertigo (I) (2016)

6 min | Short, Drama

8.1
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One Person on the street does not vertigo when suddenly something happens to him

Director: Alireza Rbm | Stars: Salar Afshar, Abolfazl Bagherian, Mehrab Bagherian, Mohammad Khan Mohammadi

Votes: 301

47. Queen Esther (1948)

50 min | Drama

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Director: John T. Coyle | Stars: Ottilie Kruger, Michael Ansara, Charles Evans, Richard Hale

48. Otobuse shab (2007)

90 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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Two young Iranian soldiers guard a bus load of prisoners of war on a trip to prison.

Director: Kiumars Poorahmad | Stars: Khosro Shakibai, Mohammad Reza Forutan, Amir Mohammad Zand, Elnaz Shakerdust

Votes: 426

49. Davat (2008)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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A film about how attitudes dissimilar families against abortion.

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Mahnaz Afshar, Siamak Ansari, Reza Babak, Negar Foroozandeh

Votes: 770

50. Arous-e atash (2000)

116 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Director: Khosrow Sinai | Stars: Mehdi Ahmadi, Hamid Farokhnezhad, Saeed Poursamimi, Salimeh Rangzan

Votes: 331



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