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: 185,864 | Gross: $7.10M

2. 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: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi, Mina Sadati

Votes: 36,757 | Gross: $3.40M

3. 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: 46,891 | Gross: $0.93M

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: 35,395 | Gross: $0.11M

5. 3 Faces (2018)

100 min | Drama

6.9
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75 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: 533

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: 686 | Gross: $0.03M

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: 11,548 | Gross: $0.00M

8. Mohammad Rasoolollah (2015)

162 min | Biography, Drama, History

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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: 6,979

9. The Color of Paradise (1999)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family

8.2
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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: 13,459 | Gross: $1.81M

10. 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: 17,956 | Gross: $0.31M

11. 24 Frames (2017)

114 min | Drama

7.1
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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: 400 | Gross: $0.03M

12. Be Vaghte Sham (2018)

113 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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Two Iranian pilots are in a special mission to save the people of a 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: 719

13. 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: 4,977

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: 15,601 | Gross: $0.26M

15. 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: 6,743 | Gross: $0.21M

16. 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 Ebrahimi, Shahrokh Foroutanian, Farideh Sepah Mansour

Votes: 10,026

17. 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: 11,123 | Gross: $0.32M

18. Gabbeh (1996)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

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An elderly couple go about their routine of cleaning their gabbeh (a intricately-designed rug), while bickering gently with each other. Magically, a young woman appears, helping the two ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,485 | Gross: $0.27M

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: 7,660

20. 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: 7,303

21. 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: 7,038 | Gross: $0.13M

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: 7,836 | Gross: $0.12M

23. Lottery (I) (2018)

107 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.8
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Amir Ali and Nooshin are two youngsters who are in love and want to get marry with each other while their families are in disagree with them. They both have only one dream, to win in the Lottery and get the green card and go living in USA.

Director: Mohammad Hossein Mahdavian | Stars: Hamid Farokhnezhad, Saed Soheili, Ziba Karamali, Hadi Hejazifar

Votes: 654

24. 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: 4,580 | Gross: $0.04M

25. 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: 530

26. 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: 3,973

27. 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: 5,713 | Gross: $0.47M

28. 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: 400

29. 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: 4,251

30. Mali & rah-hay narafteash (2017)

106 min | Drama, Romance

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The story about violence against women in the iranian family.

Director: Tahmineh Milani | Stars: Mahoor Alvand, Milad Keymaram, Jamshid Hashempur, Elsa Firuz Azar

Votes: 252

31. As I lay dying (2018)

80 min | Drama

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Add a Plot

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

Votes: 15

32. 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: 6,015 | Gross: $0.11M

33. Safar e Ghandehar (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: 6,064 | Gross: $0.02M

34. Sakhte Iran (2011–2012)

Comedy

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Koroosh afsharjam(Behnam Tashakor) is an unpopular Iranian scientist that invents a new powder that can turn dirty liquid to drinkable water. He gets a call from Paris indicating thaf he ... See full summary »

Stars: Elika Abdolrazzaghi, Gohar Kheirandish, Bahareh Rahnama, Farhad Aslani

Votes: 280

35. The Story of Noon (2017)

111 min | Action, Drama, History

6.9
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The story is about the terrorism of People's Mujahedin of Iran group in 1981. After the dismissal of president Bani-Sadr by the Iranian parliament the tensions became high. The terrorist ... See full summary »

Director: Mohammad Hossein Mahdavian | Stars: Hadi Hejazifar, Javad Ezati, Linda Kiani, Mahdi Pakdel

Votes: 987

36. Wing Mirror (2017)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

4.6
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Accidentally, a poor couple and a rich one meet each other. These young couple have some difficulties.

Director: Manouchehr Hadi | Stars: Mohammad Reza Golzar, Javad Ezati, Yekta Naser, Nazanin Bayati

Votes: 359

37. 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: 47

38. 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: 807

39. Nafas (2016)

112 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

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Breath is about an Iranian family who lives in Iran. It tells the story of Bahar, who is living with her father, Ghafour and Grandmother during the 70s.She is living in her childish and surreal world, filled with their dreams and fantasies.

Director: Narges Abyar | Stars: Gelare Abasi, Mehran Ahmadi, Jamshid Hashempur, Shabnam Moghadami

Votes: 575

40. 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: 139 | Gross: $0.02M

41. House of Paper (2017)

99 min | Drama

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A famous journalist who was out of job for a few years after being arrested, is living with his only daughter in Iran . She is also a journalist. Death of a writer returns an old love from ... See full summary »

Director: Mehdi Sabbaghzadeh | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Tina Pakravan, Setareh Eskandari, Alireza Kamali

Votes: 51

42. Bodyguard (2016)

105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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A government bodyguard protects a politician from a suicide bomber, and then begins to question his dedication to his job.

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Merila Zare'i, Babak Hamidian, Amir Aghaee

Votes: 1,946

43. Gozaresh (1977)

112 min | Drama

7.1
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The movie revolves around the life of a tax collector who is accused of taking bribes, and also has to deal with problems at home, including the suicide attempt of his wife.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Kurosh Afsharpanah, Mehdi Montazar, Mostafa Tari

Votes: 501

44. Nun va Goldoon (1996)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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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: 2,454 | Gross: $0.04M

45. 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: 5,117 | Gross: $0.67M

46. Maghzhaye Koochake Zang Zadeh (2018)

90 min | Drama

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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: 121

47. Mokhtarnameh (2010–2011)

Drama, History, War

7.7
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Mukhtar Thaqafi was a Shiite Muslim leader who sets up a rebellion movement in 686 A.D in the town of Kufa to avenge the martyrdom of Hussain (grandson of Islamic Prophet Muhammad).

Stars: Bahram Ziraksari, Fariborz Arabnia, Farhad Aslani, Mehdi Fakhimzadeh

Votes: 1,825

48. Sokout (1998)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama, Music

7.1
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Everyday, 10-year old Khorsid takes the bus to his work at an instrument maker's shop and everyday something unexpected happens.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Tahmineh Normatova, Nadereh Abdelahyeva, Goibibi Ziadolahyeva, Araz M. Shirmohamadi

Votes: 1,062 | Gross: $0.03M

49. A Dragon Arrives! (2016)

105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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A Dragon Arrives.

Director: Mani Haghighi | Stars: Amir Jadidi, Ehsan Goodarzi, Amir Homayoun Ghanizadeh, Nader Fallah

Votes: 1,456

50. Asabani nistam! (2014)

110 min | Drama

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I'm not Angry. is the story of Navid, a starred and expelled university student who - while trying to provide the least requirements of a normal life -, tries not to get angry when he is ... See full summary »

Director: Reza Dormishian | Stars: Baran Kosari, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Milad Rahimi, Bahram Afshari

Votes: 625



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