Iran (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. A Separation (2011)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama

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: 232,664 | Gross: $7.10M

2. The Night (II) (2020)

105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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68 Metascore

An Iranian couple living in the US become trapped inside a hotel when insidious events force them to face the secrets that have come between them, in a night that never ends.

Director: Kourosh Ahari | Stars: Shahab Hosseini, Niousha Noor, Leah Oganyan, George Maguire

Votes: 2,242

3. Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family, Sport

8.3
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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: 70,610 | Gross: $0.93M

4. Taste of Cherry (1997)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.8
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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: 27,490 | Gross: $0.31M

5. The Salesman (2016)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama

7.7
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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: 56,416 | Gross: $2.40M

6. Hit the Road (2021)

93 min | Drama

7.6
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89 Metascore

Follows a chaotic, tender family that is on a road trip across a rugged landscape and fussing over the sick dog and getting on each others' nerves. Only the mysterious older brother is quiet.

Director: Panah Panahi | Stars: Pantea Panahiha, Hasan Majuni, Rayan Sarlak, Amin Simiar

Votes: 151

7. Close-Up (1990)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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

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

Votes: 18,101 | Gross: $0.00M

8. Darbareye Elly (2009)

TV-PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.0
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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: 50,184 | Gross: $0.11M

9. The Frog (2020–2021)

Not Rated | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Ramin plans a robbery on his childhood classmate Noori who has become a mysterious rich man and that's just a beginning of a brutal journey.

Stars: Saber Abar, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Fereshteh Hosseini, Sahar Dolatshahi

Votes: 18,802

10. Sun Children (2020)

99 min | Drama

7.2
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70 Metascore

12-year-old Ali and his three friends, together they work hard to survive and support their families. In a turn of events that seems miraculous, Ali is entrusted to find hidden treasure underground.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Ali Nassirian, Javad Ezati, Tannaz Tabatabaei, Roohollah Zamani

Votes: 2,013

11. Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015)

162 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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The events, trials and tribulations of the city of Makkah in 7th century AD.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mahdi Pakdel, Sareh Bayat, Mina Sadati, Ali Reza Shoja'noori

Votes: 9,320

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

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Family

8.1
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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: 12,870

13. Just 6.5 (2019)

131 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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The police are after a drug lord named Naser Khakzad, but when they finally manage to catch him, he tries whatever he can think of to escape and save his family.

Director: Saeed Roustayi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Farhad Aslani

Votes: 11,347

14. Mortal Wound (2021)

50 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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Story of drama, love, and crime among relatives all connected through a huge holding company.

Stars: Javad Ezati, Morteza Amini Tabar, Ra'na Azadivar, Kazem HajirAzad

Votes: 3,794

15. Once Upon a Time in Iran (2021– )

Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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It is the story of a family on the first of September 1941, which undergoes changes during the occupation of Iran by the Allies.

Stars: Negar Javaherian, Ashkan Khatibi, Shabnam Moghadami, Setareh Pesyani

Votes: 837

16. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

7.5
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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: 10,091 | Gross: $0.21M

17. Chess of the Wind (1976)

93 min | Drama

7.2
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The first lady of a noble house has died and now there is conflict between the remainders for taking over her inheritance.

Director: Mohammad Reza Aslani | Stars: Fakhri Khorvash, Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Akbar Zanjanpour, Shohreh Aghdashloo

Votes: 432

18. Through the Olive Trees (1994)

G | 103 min | Drama

7.8
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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: 7,631 | Gross: $0.04M

19. Life and a Day (2016)

112 min | Drama

8.2
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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: Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Shabnam Moghadami

Votes: 12,701

20. The Lizard (2004)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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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 Ebrahimi, Shahrokh Foroutanian, Farideh Sepah Mansour

Votes: 16,740

21. The Color of Paradise (1999)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family

8.2
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80 Metascore

The story of Mohammed, a blind Iranian boy and his father, Hashem, who is always oscillating between accepting his son as he is and abandoning him, as he represents a burden for him, after the loss of his wife.

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

Votes: 16,725 | Gross: $1.81M

22. Shahrzad (2015–2018)

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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In Iran, Tehran, 1953, Shahrzad and Farhad love each other and intend to get married, but the great mafia Bozorg Agha has decided another fate for them.

Stars: Taraneh Alidoosti, Mostafa Zamani, Shahab Hosseini, Parinaz Izadyar

Votes: 7,718

23. And Life Goes On (1992)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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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, Hossein Rezai, Hocine Rifahi

Votes: 5,457

24. Walnut Tree (2020)

100 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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Qader, a bricklayer from Sardasht in western Iran whose wife is pregnant with her 4th child, suddenly found himself amid a war crime perpetrated by the Saddam regime. On June 28th, 1987 ... See full summary »

Director: Mohammad Hossein Mahdavian | Stars: Payman Maadi, Mina Sadati, Minoo Sharifi, Mehran Modiri

Votes: 382

25. Ballad of a White Cow (2020)

105 min | Drama

7.1
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Mina's life is turned upside down when she learns that her husband was innocent of the crime for which he was executed, so she starts a silent battle against a cynical system for her own and her daughter's sake.

Directors: Maryam Moghadam, Behtash Sanaeeha | Stars: Maryam Moghadam, Alireza Sani Far, Pouria Rahimi Sam, Avin Poor Raoufi

Votes: 141

26. 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: 19,054 | Gross: $0.26M

27. Drown (2020)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A film of a woman swimming in a pool is distributed through the internet. Now her husband and her brother are after finding the one who is responsible for that and taking revenge on him.

Director: Mohammad Kart | Stars: Javad Ezati, Tannaz Tabatabaei, Amir Aghaee, Pantea Bahram

Votes: 2,661

28. The House Is Black (1963)

20 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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Set in a leper colony in the north of Iran, The House is Black juxtaposes "ugliness", of which there is much in the world as stated in the opening scenes, with religion and gratitude.

Director: Forugh Farrokhzad | Stars: Forugh Farrokhzad, Ebrahim Golestan, Hossein Mansouri

Votes: 4,452

29. Ten (2002)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

7.5
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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, Amin Maher, Kamran Adl, Roya Akbari

Votes: 7,454 | Gross: $0.11M

30. Fireworks Wednesday (2006)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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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: 11,222

31. No Date, No Signature (2017)

99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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71 Metascore

When Dr. Kaveh Nariman, a forensic pathologist, comes to work he encounters a corpse that looks familiar.

Director: Vahid Jalilvand | Stars: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Amir Aghaee, Hediyeh Tehrani, Zakieh Behbahani

Votes: 5,029 | Gross: $0.04M

32. Yousuf e Payambar (2008– )

140 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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This story basically follows the most important happenings in Prophet Josephs life, from the view of muslims. The most important happenings are: 1. his travel to egypt 2. his rise and ... See full summary »

Stars: Mostafa Zamani, Katayoun Riahi, Mohsen Avid, Arsalan Ghasemi

Votes: 3,948

33. Taxi (III) (2015)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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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 | Stars: Jafar Panahi, Nasrin Sotoudeh

Votes: 14,550 | Gross: $0.32M

34. The Warden (2019)

87 min | Drama, History, Mystery

7.5
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A prison is about to be evacuated to make room for an airport expansion project. Major Jahed and his officers are busy transferring all inmates to the new facility, but one inmate is missing.

Director: Nima Javidi | Stars: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Setareh Pesyani, Mani Haghighi

Votes: 5,283

35. A Moment of Innocence (1996)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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70 Metascore

A semi-autobiographical account of Makmahlbaf's experience as a teenager when, as a 17-year-old, he stabbed a policeman at a protest rally. Two decades later, he tracks down the policeman he injured in an attempt to make amends.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Mirhadi Tayebi, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Ali Bakhsi, Ammar Tafti Dehghan

Votes: 3,652 | Gross: $0.04M

36. Red Square (2021– )

Action, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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An Iranian Action and Exciting home media series. Directed by Ebrahim Ebrahimian. (2020-2021)

Stars: Bahram Afshari, Hamid Farokhnezhad, Amirhossein Arman, Saeed Dakh

Votes: 66

37. Zalava (2021)

93 min | Drama, Horror

7.1
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Investigating reports of demonic possessions in a remote village, a skeptical military officer finds his beliefs tested by an enigmatic exorcist.

Director: Arsalan Amiri | Stars: Navid Pourfaraj, Pouria Rahimi Sam, Baset Rezaei, Hoda Zeinolabedin

Votes: 93

38. The Madness (2020)

12 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

9.8
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Maryam wants to divorce Amir for unknown reasons but Amir opposes and calls Maryam's mother that .

Director: Danial Hajibarat | Stars: Mani Heidari, Farzaneh Soltani, Bahareh Rahmati, Abbas Rashidi

Votes: 43

39. A Cube of Sugar (2011)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.2
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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: 3,657

40. The 23 (2019)

101 min | Drama, War

6.6
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The story of 23 young Iranian soldiers who were captivated by Iraq army.

Director: Mehdi Jafari | Stars: Saeed Alboebadi, Reza Noori, Majid Potki, Abdolhalim Taghalobi

Votes: 344

41. Siyavash (2021– )

TV-14 | 50 min | Drama

6.0
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What are you willing to do to support your family? If you are no longer a member of the family, do you do the right thing or wait for them to be destroyed?

Stars: Milad Keymaram, Majid Salehi, Reza Kianian, Alireza Jafari

Votes: 10,073

42. 24 Frames (2017)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

6.8
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77 Metascore

24 Frames is an experimental project made by filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami in the last three years of his life. It is a collection of 24 short four-and-a-half minute films inspired by still images, including paintings and photographs.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Star: Mohamad Ramezani Pour

Votes: 1,752 | Gross: $0.03M

43. Kandahar (2001)

Not Rated | 81 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.8
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76 Metascore

After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Nelofer Pazira, Hassan Tantai, Ike Ogut, Sadou Teymouri

Votes: 6,705 | Gross: $0.02M

44. Sheeple (2018)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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The story of a gang of drug dealers in the south of Tehran who has sheltered many youngsters and orphans from the streets. Shahin and Shakoor who are brothers are leading the gang but when ... See full summary »

Director: Houman Seyyedi | Stars: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Farhad Aslani, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini, Marjan Ettefaghian

Votes: 5,450

45. Gando (2019–2021)

Action, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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This series is about the Iranian security police and solving the security case called Gando and the adventures that take place during this case.

Stars: Pendar Akbari, Dariush Farhang, Vahid Rahbani, Mohammad Mokhtari

Votes: 1,368

46. 3 Faces (2018)

100 min | Drama

7.0
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78 Metascore

Three actresses at different stages of their career. One from before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, one popular star of today known throughout the country and a young girl longing to attend a drama conservatory.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Behnaz Jafari, Jafar Panahi, Marziyeh Rezaei, Maedeh Erteghaei

Votes: 3,617 | Gross: $0.07M

47. Damascus Under Fire (2018)

113 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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Two Iranian pilots are in a special mission to save the people of a small Syrian city who are surrounded by the terrorists. But they have to face many challenges before manage to accomplish their mission.

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Babak Hamidian, Hadi Hejazifar, Pierre Dagher, Layth Al-Mufti

Votes: 2,202

48. The Song of Sparrows (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: 10,179 | Gross: $0.12M

49. 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: 8,186 | Gross: $0.13M

50. Shirin (2008)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

6.7
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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 Amirsoleimani

Votes: 2,451


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