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List of famous film directors from Iran, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Iran has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Iranian directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Iran and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Iranian directors?" and "Which directors are from Iran?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Iran in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Iranian directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Abbas Kiarostami is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran

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Abbas Rafei is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Abbas Rafei age 55

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Abbas Shabaviz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Abbas Shabaviz Died at 80 (1929-2009)

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Abdolhossein Sepanta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Abdolhossein Sepanta Died at 62 (1907-1969)

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Abolfazl Jalili is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran

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Afarin Eghbal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran

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Ahmad Motamedi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Ahmad Motamedi age 64

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Ahmadreza Garshaspi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Ahmadreza Garshaspi age 58

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Akbar Golrang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Akbar Golrang age 72

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Alexis Kouros is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Alexis Kouros age 56

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Ali Asghar Shadervan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Ali Asghar Shadervan

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Ali Ghavitan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Ali Ghavitan age 53

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Ali Hatami is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Ali Hatami Died at 52 (1944-1996)

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Ali Karim is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Ali Karim age 40

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Ali Mosaffa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Ali Mosaffa age 51

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Ali Reza Amini is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran

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Ali Sajadi Hoseini is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Ali Sajadi Hoseini Died at 41 (1953-1994)

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Alireza Raisian is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Alireza Raisian age 62

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Aliyar Rasti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Aliyar Rasti age 30

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Amin Haghighizadeh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Amin Haghighizadeh age 33

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Amir Bastan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Amir Bastan age 26

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Amir Naderi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Amir Naderi age 71

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Amir Sbati is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Amir Sbati age 61

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Amir Shahab Razavian is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Amir Shahab Razavian age 52

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Amir Shervan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Amir Shervan Died at 77 (1929-2006)

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Arash T. Riahi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran

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Arian Moayed is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Arian Moayed age 37

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Aryana Farshad is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Aryana Farshad

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Asghar Farhadi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran

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David Diaan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
David Diaan age 58

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Asghar Massombagi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran

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Babak Afrassiabi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran

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Babak Amini is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Babak Amini age 47

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Babak Payami is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Babak Payami age 51

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Babak Shokrian is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Babak Shokrian age 52

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Bahar Samadi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Bahar Samadi age 36

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Bahman Farmanara is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran

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Bahman Ghobadi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran

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Bahman Kiarostami is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran

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Bahman Maghsoudlou is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran

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Bahram Bayzai is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Bahram Bayzai age 79

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Bahram Tavakoli is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Bahram Tavakoli age 42

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Bani Khoshnoudi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Bani Khoshnoudi age 40

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Barbet Schroeder is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran

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Behrouz Gharibpour is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran

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Bijan Zmanpira is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Bijan Zmanpira age 52

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Cyrus Kar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Cyrus Kar age 56

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Dariush Mehrjui is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran

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Daryush Shokof is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran

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Doreen Granpeesheh is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from Iran
Doreen Granpeesheh