Most Popular Titles With Primary Country of Origin Iran
1. A Separation (2011)
PG-13 | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Family
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: 185,864 | Gross: $7.10M
2. Forushande (2016)
PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 36,757 | Gross: $3.40M
3. Children of Heaven (1997)
PG | 89 min | Drama, Family
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: 46,891 | Gross: $0.93M
4. Darbareye Elly (2009)
119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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: 35,395 | Gross: $0.11M
5. 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.
7. Nema-ye Nazdik (1990)
Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
Votes: 11,548 | Gross: $0.00M
10. Taste of Cherry (1997)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama
An Iranian man drives his truck in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide.
Votes: 17,956 | Gross: $0.31M
11. 24 Frames (2017)
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.
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Votes: 400 | Gross: $0.03M
12. Be Vaghte Sham (2018)
113 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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.
13. Abad va yek rooz (2016)
95 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.
14. 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: 15,601 | Gross: $0.26M
15. 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: 6,743 | Gross: $0.21M
16. 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.
18. Gabbeh (1996)
Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
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 »
Votes: 2,485 | Gross: $0.27M
19. Chaharshanbe-soori (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.
20. Khane-ye doust kodjast? (1987)
83 min | Drama, Family
An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school.
21. 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: 7,038 | Gross: $0.13M
22. Avaze gonjeshk-ha (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: 7,836 | Gross: $0.12M
23. Lottery (I) (2018)
107 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
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.
24. 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 Zendegi va digar hich (1992).
Votes: 4,580 | Gross: $0.04M
25. Rastakhiz: Rooze Rastakhiz (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.
26. Beautiful City (2004)
101 min | Drama
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 »
28. The Pig (2018)
108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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?
33. Safar e Ghandehar (2001)
Not Rated | 81 min | Biography, Drama, War
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.
Votes: 6,064 | Gross: $0.02M
34. Sakhte Iran (2011–2012)
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 »
35. The Story of Noon (2017)
111 min | Action, Drama, History
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 »
37. Texas (2018)
90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
39. Nafas (2016)
112 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
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.
41. House of Paper (2017)
99 min | Drama
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 »
43. Gozaresh (1977)
112 min | Drama
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.
44. Nun va Goldoon (1996)
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: 2,454 | Gross: $0.04M
46. Maghzhaye Koochake Zang Zadeh (2018)
90 min | Drama
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 »
47. Mokhtarnameh (2010–2011)
Drama, History, War
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).
48. Sokout (1998)
Not Rated | 76 min | Drama, Music
Everyday, 10-year old Khorsid takes the bus to his work at an instrument maker's shop and everyday something unexpected happens.
Votes: 1,062 | Gross: $0.03M
50. Asabani nistam! (2014)
110 min | Drama
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 »