Iran (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. A Separation (2011)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 244,531 | Gross: $7.10M
2. A Hero (I) (2021)
PG-13 | 127 min | Drama
Rahim is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint against the payment of part of the sum. But things don't go as planned.
3. Children of Heaven (1997)
PG | 89 min | Drama, Family, Sport
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.
Votes: 74,796 | Gross: $0.93M
4. Hit the Road (2021)
93 min | Drama
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.
5. Leila's Brothers (2022)
165 min | Drama
At the age of 40, Leila has spent her entire life caring for her parents and four brothers. A family that is constantly arguing and under pressure from various debts in the face of ... See full summary »
6. The Salesman (2016)
PG-13 | 124 min | Drama
While Ranaa and Emad, a married couple, are participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," she is assaulted in their new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.
Votes: 60,665 | Gross: $2.40M
7. Taste of Cherry (1997)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama
An Iranian man drives his car in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide.
Votes: 31,238 | Gross: $0.31M
10. About Elly (2009)
TV-PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 53,667 | Gross: $0.11M
11. Close-Up (1990)
Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Votes: 19,947 | Gross: $0.00M
12. World War III (2022)
117 min | Adventure, War
After being cast in a movie, a day laborer has to secretly shelter his lover on the set or else risk losing her and all that movie stardom has promised him.
13. Just 6.5 (2019)
131 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
14. Ballad of a White Cow (2020)
105 min | Drama
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.
15. 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.
16. 3 Faces (2018)
100 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 3,995 | Gross: $0.07M
18. The Rebel (2022)
50 min | Drama
Javid is a seventeen-year-old youngster, who has lost his parents years ago and has nobody except his half-sister Atefeh and his love Abra. Javid's life changes after meeting Bahman and his wife Tala.
21. Life and a Day (2016)
112 min | Drama
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.
22. Turtles Can Fly (2004)
PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, War
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.
Votes: 19,788 | Gross: $0.26M
25. 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).
Votes: 8,637 | Gross: $0.04M
26. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 11,120 | Gross: $0.21M
27. A Moment of Innocence (1996)
Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 3,980 | Gross: $0.04M
29. And Life Goes On (1992)
Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Drama
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.
30. The Color of Paradise (1999)
PG | 90 min | Drama, Family
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.
Votes: 17,393 | Gross: $1.81M
31. Hussein, Who Said No (2014)
160 min | Drama, History, War
The story of Imam Hossein's battle in Karbala, an unfair war which made one the most important effects in Islam history.
32. Fireworks Wednesday (2006)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
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.
33. 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.
35. Chess of the Wind (1976)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The first lady of a noble house has died and now there is conflict between the remainders for taking over her inheritance.
36. Walnut Tree (2020)
100 min | Drama, History, War
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 »
39. Baran (2001)
PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 8,523 | Gross: $0.13M
41. Sheeple (2018)
103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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 »
42. Sag Band (2022)
97 min | Comedy, Drama
Sagband is a comedy and social film directed by Mehran Ahmadi. This film was the last play of Sirus Gorjestani in cinema. This film is the story of two brothers who get rich illegally after... See full summary »
43. Titi (2020)
103 min | Drama, Romance
A physicist who's about to prove a thesis about the end of the world, meets a wired surrogate mother who wants to deserve humanity and makes a room of her own.
44. The Song of Sparrows (2008)
PG | 96 min | Drama, Family
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 »
Votes: 10,626 | Gross: $0.12M
45. No Date, No Signature (2017)
99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
When Dr. Kaveh Nariman, a forensic pathologist, comes to work he encounters a corpse that looks familiar.
Votes: 5,695 | Gross: $0.04M
46. 24 Frames (2017)
Not Rated | 114 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 1,988 | Gross: $0.03M
47. Sun Children (2020)
99 min | Drama
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.
48. Party (2022– )
50 min | Comedy
There is a wedding hall next to Mr. Tahmasb's new house, to which he has recently moved. So new puppet characters, most of whom are the staff of this wedding hall, are added to his life and figure out interesting events.
49. When the Moon Was Full (2019)
131 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In the market Abdolhamid meets Faezeh and falls in love with her. They get marry and begin their life. But after a while Faezeh becomes aware of Abdolhamid's family in Sistan and ... See full summary »