Feature Film, Persian (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: 213,494 | Gross: $7.10M

2. Taste of Cherry (1997)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.7
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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: 22,021 | Gross: $0.31M

3. The Salesman (2016)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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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: 48,391 | Gross: $2.40M

4. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror

7.0
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81 Metascore

In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour | Stars: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò

Votes: 29,866

5. Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family, Sport

8.3
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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: 61,953 | Gross: $0.93M

6. Under the Shadow (2016)

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

6.9
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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: 22,566 | Gross: $0.03M

7. The Warden (2019)

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.4
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A prison is about to be evacuated to make room for an airport expansion project. Colonel 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: 3,061

8. About Elly (2009)

TV-PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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: 43,374 | Gross: $0.11M

9. Close-Up (1990)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.3
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The true story of Hossain Sabzian that 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: 14,949 | Gross: $0.00M

10. 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: 8,314

11. 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: 18,475 | Gross: $0.66M

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

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Family

8.1
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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: 9,858

13. There Is No Evil (2020)

151 min | Drama

7.2
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81 Metascore

The four stories that are variations on the crucial themes of moral strength and the death penalty that ask to what extent individual freedom can be expressed under a despotic regime and its seemingly inescapable threats.

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof | Stars: Baran Rasoulof, Mahtab Servati, Zhila Shahi, Kaveh Ahangar

Votes: 385

14. Just 6.5 (2019)

131 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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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: 5,527

15. 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: 6,072 | Gross: $0.04M

16. 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, Hocine Rifahi, Ferhendeh Feydi

Votes: 4,297

17. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

7.6
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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: 8,380 | Gross: $0.21M

18. 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: 15,262 | Gross: $1.81M

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: 8,649

20. Tehran Taboo (2017)

Not Rated | 96 min | Animation, Drama

7.1
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74 Metascore

In their desperate search for freedom and happiness, four young people from Tehran, Iran are forced to break the taboos of a restrictive, islamic society.

Director: Ali Soozandeh | Stars: Jasmina Ali, Hasan Ali Mete, Zahra Amir Ebrahimi, Milinko Ametovic Beganovic

Votes: 3,356 | Gross: $0.07M

21. A Hairy Tale (2019)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

6.5
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Danesh works in a barbershop and dreams about becoming an actor. Manfered is an agent who would introduce Danesh to a famous director if he collects enough long hairs to be used as wigs. At... See full summary »

Director: Amir Homayoun Ghanizadeh | Stars: Ali Nassirian, Saber Abar, Babak Hamidian, Reza Kianian

Votes: 474

22. The Graveless (2018)

80 min | Drama

5.4
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A family of four persons go to a remote village to bury their dead father there according to his will. But no one of them has heard anything about this village or visited it before.

Director: Mostafa Sayari | Stars: Madjid Aghakarimi, Nader Fallah, Elham Korda, Vahid Rad

Votes: 48

23. Drunk on Love (2020)

Drama, History, Romance | Post-production

Story of Rumi, his friendship with Shams Tabrizi, the love he had for him and the great influence of Shams over him in his life, his poetry and his love for God.

Director: Hassan Fathi | Stars: Parsa Pirouzfar, Shahab Hosseini, Selma Ergeç, Hesam Manzour

24. 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: 3,236 | Gross: $0.04M

25. Seven and a Half (2019)

75 min | Drama

7.2
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The lives of seven women and their personal struggles.

Director: Navid Mahmoudi | Stars: Neda Jebraeili, Hasti Mahdavifar, Anahita Afshar, Fereshteh Hosseini

Votes: 48

26. 3 Faces (2018)

100 min | Drama, History

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: 3,045 | Gross: $0.07M

27. 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: 13,684

28. 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: 9,560

29. Midnight Sun (2020)

Drama, Music

7.9
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Add a Plot

Director: Shobair Shirazi | Stars: Sonbol Azami, Arman Darvish, Shahab Hosseini, Azadeh Mehdizade

Votes: 11

30. 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: 9,178 | Gross: $0.12M

31. 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 | Star: Jafar Panahi

Votes: 13,190 | Gross: $0.32M

32. Pari (2020)

101 min | Drama

7.4
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The search of an Iranian mother, Pari, for her missing son in Athens will force her on a journey to the dark corners of the city as well as the hidden depth of her own self.

Director: Siamak Etemadi | Stars: Melika Foroutan, Shahbaz Noshir, Sofia Kokkali, Argyris Pandazaras

Votes: 82

33. Dance with Me (2019)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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A reunion of old friends for Jahangir's birthday when everyone is informed of his fatal illness - An inevitable confrontation with the current situation and the past - Series of the ... See full summary »

Director: Sorush Sehhat | Stars: Ali Mosaffa, Javad Ezati, Hanie Tavassoli, Pejman Jamshidi

Votes: 491

34. 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: 3,088 | Gross: $0.04M

35. The Night (2020)

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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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, Elester Latham, Gia Mora, George Maguire

Votes: 48

36. The White Balloon (1995)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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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: 6,490 | Gross: $0.47M

37. The Cow (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: 6,089

38. 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: 6,670 | Gross: $0.11M

39. Offside (I) (2006)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.3
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85 Metascore

Struggle of Women in a country that excludes them from entering the stadiums.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Sima Mobarak-Shahi, Shayesteh Irani, Ayda Sadeqi, Mohammad Asarian

Votes: 7,273 | Gross: $0.18M

40. Sheeple (2018)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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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: 3,104

41. Beautiful City (2004)

98 min | Drama

7.7
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69 Metascore

In Islamic Iran, how much is a woman worth in comparison with a man, and who pays the difference? This film is tale of vengeance, labyrinthine judicial procedure & the concept of "blood money."

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

Votes: 4,654

42. Sun Children (2020)

99 min | Drama

8.5
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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, Safar Mohammadi

Votes: 62

43. It's a Free World... (2007)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

7.0
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After being fired from her job, Angie teams up with her flatmate to find employment for immigrants.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Kierston Wareing, Juliet Ellis, Leslaw Zurek, Joe Siffleet

Votes: 5,589

44. The Traveler (1974)

83 min | Drama

7.5
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A grade-school-age boy, neglected by his parents, lies, cheats, and steals to accumulate enough money to afford a bus ride to a large city and a ticket to see his favorite soccer team play.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Hassan Darabi, Pare Gol Atashjameh, Masud Zandbegleh, Mostafa Tari

Votes: 1,306

45. Pig (2018)

104 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.1
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Iranian directors are getting slaughtered by an unknown serial killer and a blacklisted director, Hasan Kasmai, is curious about only one thing: Why isn't the killer after him?

Director: Mani Haghighi | Stars: Hasan Majuni, Leila Hatami, Leili Rashidi, Parinaz Izadyar

Votes: 1,434

46. 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 Amir Soleymani

Votes: 2,206

47. The Patience Stone (2012)

R | 102 min | Drama, War

6.9
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64 Metascore

In a war ridden country a woman watches over the husband reduced to a vegetable state by a bullet in the neck, abandoned by Jihad companions and brothers. One day, the woman decides to say things to him she could never have done before.

Director: Atiq Rahimi | Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Hamid Djavadan, Hassina Burgan, Massi Mrowat

Votes: 4,494 | Gross: $0.15M

48. Bride of Fire (2000)

113 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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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: 411

49. Hush! Girls Don't Scream (2013)

106 min | Drama

7.0
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Shirin is supposed to get married in a couple of hours, but she unexpectedly murders a man. The cause of the crime, rooted in her nightmarish childhood, unravels gradually and the real question emerges: Who is the REAL criminal?

Director: Pouran Derakhshandeh | Stars: Tannaz Tabatabaei, Merila Zare'i, Babak Hamidian, Shahab Hosseini

Votes: 3,901

50. Circumstance (2011)

R | 107 min | Drama

5.8
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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: 7,244 | Gross: $0.44M


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