Most Popular Titles With Primary Country of Origin Iran


1. A Separation (2011)

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

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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: 184,805 | Gross: $7.10M

2. Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family

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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: 46,372 | Gross: $0.93M

3. Forushande (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: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi, Mina Sadati

Votes: 36,242 | Gross: $3.40M

4. Darbareye Elly (2009)

119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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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: 35,126 | Gross: $0.11M

5. 3 Faces (2018)

100 min | Drama

7.0
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72 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: 380

6. No Date, No Sign (2017)

104 min | Drama

7.3
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71 Metascore

Kaveh Nariman is a coroner in the medical examiner's office. One day at his work he meets a corpse which is very familiar to him.

Director: Vahid Jalilvand | Stars: Amir Aghaee, Zakieh Behbahani, Saeed Dakh, Navid Mohammadzadeh

Votes: 638

7. Nema-ye Nazdik (1990)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

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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: 11,454 | Gross: $0.00M

8. Shahrzad (2015– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

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When a windstorm happens in life, love is the first victim. In Iran, Tehran, 1953.

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

Votes: 4,204

9. Mohammad Rasoolollah (2015)

162 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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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-Nuri

Votes: 6,911

10. The Color of Paradise (1999)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family

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80 Metascore

Mohamed, a young blind boy, returns to his rural home for the summer and yearns for his father's acceptance.

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

Votes: 13,376 | Gross: $1.81M

11. Taste of Cherry (1997)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

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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: 17,860 | Gross: $0.31M

12. 24 Frames (2017)

114 min | Drama

7.0
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76 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

Votes: 335 | Gross: $0.03M

13. Mosadereh (2018)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

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The film starts in the 1970s and is the story of a SAVAK's member (Reza Attaran) who involves in many different adventures and challenges.

Director: Mehran Ahmadi | Stars: Mehran Ahmadi, Reza Attaran, Babak Hamidian, Hadi Kazemi

Votes: 278

14. 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: 15,529 | Gross: $0.26M

15. Hezarpa (2018)

122 min | Comedy

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Reza and his friend Mansoor are pickpockets. When Reza by his mother becomes aware that a rich girl has take an oath to marry a war injured person he decides to get close to her and find a way to marry her.

Director: Abolhassan Davoodi | Stars: Reza Attaran, Javad Ezati, Sara Bahrami, Mehran Ahmadi

Votes: 125

16. 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: 11,057 | Gross: $0.32M

17. Khane-ye doust kodjast? (1987)

83 min | Drama, Family

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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: 7,228

18. Abad va yek rooz (2016)

95 min | Drama

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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: 4,856

19. Chaharshanbe-soori (2006)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.8
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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: 7,594

20. 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: 6,704 | Gross: $0.21M

21. The Pig (2018)

108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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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: 378

22. 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: 7,782 | Gross: $0.12M

23. Caravans (1978)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, History

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In 1948, at the U.S. embassy in Zadestan, a young diplomat is ordered to find the missing daughter of an influential American senator.

Director: James Fargo | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Michael Sarrazin, Christopher Lee, Jennifer O'Neill

Votes: 644 | Gross: $1.00M

24. Yousuf e Payambar (2008– )

140 min | Biography, Drama, History

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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: Abbas Amiri, Jafar Dehghan, Elham Hamidi, Amir Hossein Modarres

Votes: 1,454

25. 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, Golnaz Farmani

Votes: 6,587 | Gross: $0.18M

26. 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: 7,007 | Gross: $0.13M

27. Gaav (1969)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

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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: 4,872

28. Ava (V) (2017)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

6.7
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82 Metascore

The life of a high school girl in Iran becomes more complicated after her mother catches her in an act of rebellion.

Director: Sadaf Foroughi | Stars: Vahid Aghapoor, Parnian Akhtari, Sarah Alimardani, Mona Ghiasi

Votes: 134 | Gross: $0.02M

29. Through the Olive Trees (1994)

G | 103 min | Drama

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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: 4,557 | Gross: $0.04M

30. Beautiful City (2004)

101 min | Drama

7.8
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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: 3,945

31. Dayereh (2000)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.5
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85 Metascore

Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Maryiam Palvin Almani, Nargess Mamizadeh, Mojgan Faramarzi, Elham Saboktakin

Votes: 5,105 | Gross: $0.67M

32. The White Balloon (1995)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Family

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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: 5,687 | Gross: $0.47M

33. I Want to Dance (2014)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Bahman Farmanara | Stars: Saber Abar, Mahnaz Afshar, Pardis Ahmadieh, Reza Behbudi

Votes: 35

34. Tangeye Abu Gharib (2018)

95 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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The resistance of Ammar battalion in Abughoraib strait at the last days of Iran-Iraq war.

Director: Bahram Tavakoli | Stars: Javad Ezati, Hamid Reza Azarang, Amir Jadidi, Ali Soleymani

Votes: 132

35. Yatim khaneye Iran (2016)

114 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.2
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The story of courage and sacrifice of Iranians in the time of war and famine.

Director: Abholghassem Talebi | Stars: Paul Dewdney, Baharak Salehniya, Tommie Grabiec, Jafar Dehghan

Votes: 111

36. Lerd (2017)

117 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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A drama about corruption and injustice in Iranian society. You are the oppressed, or you have to join the oppressor to survive!

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof | Stars: Reza Akhlaghirad, Soudabeh Beizaee, Nasim Adabi, Zeinab Shabani

Votes: 779

37. Rastakhiz: Rooze Rastakhiz (2014)

160 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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The story of Imam Hossein's battle in Karbala, an unfair war which made one the most important effects in Islam history.

Director: Ahmad Reza Darvish | Stars: Arash Aasefi, Anoshirvan Arjmand, Leila Bloukat, Ahmad Reza Darvish

Votes: 518

38. Texas (2018)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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The story of two friends Sasan and Bahram. Sasan is living in Brazil and Bahram wants to join him too but they face many different challenges and adventures in between.

Director: Masoud Atyabi | Stars: Hamid Farokhnezhad, Pejman Jamshidi, Sam Derakhshani, Gabriela Petry

Votes: 41

39. Melbourne (2014)

91 min | Drama

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The film recounts the story of a young couple on their way to Melbourne to continue their studies. However, just a few hours before the departure of their flight, they are unintentionally involved in a tragic event.

Director: Nima Javidi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Negar Javaherian, Mani Haghighi, Shirin Yazdanbakhsh

Votes: 1,107

40. The Lizard (2004)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

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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 Ibrahimi, Shahrokh Foroutanian, Farideh Sepah Mansour

Votes: 9,910

41. Nun va Goldoon (1996)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

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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: 2,438 | Gross: $0.04M

42. Dah (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: 5,992 | Gross: $0.11M

43. The Glass Agency (1998)

114 min | Action, Drama, Romance

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The Glass Agency is the story of a war veteran living in post war Iran. It depicts veterans who are suffering from social problems after the war. Society does not understand them and the ... See full summary »

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Reza Kianian, Habib Rezaei, Bita Baadraan

Votes: 4,446

44. Disappearance (2017)

89 min | Drama

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During a dramatic night, two young lovers run from hospital to hospital seeking for an help for some complications after their first time. They'll have to confront with the indifference of some doctors and avoid them to call their parents.

Director: Ali Asgari | Stars: Nazanin Ahmadi, Pedram Ansari, Sadaf Asgari, Mohammad Heidari

Votes: 156

45. Leila (1997)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Family, Romance

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Leila and Reza meet in a kind of celebration and fall for each other. Having discovered their love, they get married soon only to find out the infertility of Leila. That's when Reza's ... See full summary »

Director: Dariush Mehrjui | Stars: Leila Hatami, Ali Mosaffa, Jamileh Sheikhi, Mohamad Reza Sharifinia

Votes: 2,938 | Gross: $0.05M

46. The Willow Tree (2005)

96 min | Drama

7.5
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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, Afarin Obeisi, Mohammad Amir Naji

Votes: 3,533 | Gross: $0.03M

47. Nahid (2015)

105 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A woman tries to mend the broken pieces of her last life, as she is now involved in a new relationship with a man.

Director: Ida Panahandeh | Stars: Sareh Bayat, Nasrin Babaei, Pejman Bazeghi, Milad HosseinPour

Votes: 1,103

48. Saat Panj é asr (2017)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

4.7
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The film follows the story of a man in Tehran, from 7 am to 5 pm, when he must do a job because it is his last chance.

Director: Mehran Modiri | Stars: Mehran Modiri, Siamak Ansari, Amir Jafari, Azadeh Samadi

Votes: 552

49. Hello Mumbai: Salaam Mumbai (2016)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.2
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Ali is an Iranian exchange student from Iran who is studying medicine as a cardio resident in Mumbai. By chance, he saves the life of one of his classmates Karishma, who has attempted ... See full summary »

Director: Ghorban Mohammadpour | Stars: Mohammad Reza Golzar, Dia Mirza, Benyamin Bahadori, Behrouz Chahel

Votes: 552

50. In film nist (2011)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.5
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90 Metascore

It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.

Directors: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Jafar Panahi | Stars: Jafar Panahi, Igi, Mrs. Gheirat, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb

Votes: 4,123 | Gross: $0.08M



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