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Famous Movies From Afghanistan

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List of popular movies from Afghanistan, listed by popularity with movie trailers when available. All prominent movies shot in Afghanistan are included. This list of famous films made in Afghanistan includes additional information about the movies, such as who directed them and what genre they are. Any top rated movies made in Afghanistan should appear on this list, with the most well-known ones at the top. The most popular cinema of Afghanistan is included below, so if you see a movie that's missing then it probably isn't very well-known.

List features movies like Osama, Dharmatma. This list answers the questions What movies were shot in Afghanistan?"
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    Dharmatma

    Dharmatma

    Hema Malini, Rekha

    Released1975

    Directed byFeroz Khan

    Dharmatama is a 1975 Hindi movie and the first Bollywood film to be shot in Afghanistan. It... more on Wikipedia
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    Khuda Gawah

    Khuda Gawah

    Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi

    Released1992

    Directed byMukul S. Anand

    Khuda Gawah is a 1992 Bollywood epic Romance drama film produced by Nazir Ahmed & Manoj Desai... more on Wikipedia
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    Osama

    Osama

    Marina Golbahari, Arif Herati

    Released2003

    Directed bySiddiq Barmak

    Osama is a 2003 drama film made in Afghanistan by Siddiq Barmak. The film follows a pre-teen... more on Wikipedia
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    Disarm
    Disarm is a documentary film which spans a dozen countries to look at how, despite a global... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
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    Akhtar the Clown

    Akhtar the Clown

    Basira Khatera, Faqeer Nabi

    Released1981

    Directed byLatif Ahmadi

    Akhtar the Clown is a 1981 film directed by Latif Ahmadi.Amazon_watch buy button
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    Wajma, an Afghan Love Story

    Wajma, an Afghan Love Story

    Haji Gul Aser, Mustafa Abdulsatar

    Released2013

    Directed byBarmak Akram

    Wajma, an Afghan Love Story is a 2013 drama film written and directed by Barmak Akram.Amazon_watch buy button
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    Kabuli Kid

    Kabuli Kid

    Haji Gul Aser, Valéry Schatz

    Released2008

    Directed byBarmak Akram

    Kabuli Kid is a 2008 film directed by Barmak Akram.Amazon_watch buy button
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    Afghan Star
    This timely and moving film follows four finalists--two men and two women--as they hazard... more on Wikipedia
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    Earth and Ashes

    Earth and Ashes

    Jawan Mard Homayoun, Abdul Ghani

    Released2003

    Directed byAtiq Rahimi

    Earth and Ashes is a 2004 Afghan film directed by Atiq Rahimi. It was Afghanistan's submission... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
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    Buz-e-Chini

    Buz-e-Chini

    Abbas Ali, Hussain Ali Yousafi

    Released2011

    Directed byAbbas Ali

    Buz-e-Chini is the first ever Hazaragi language computer-animated 3D short film made, directed... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
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    Buzkashi Boys

    Buzkashi Boys

    Jawanmard Paiz, Wali Talash

    Released2011

    Directed bySam French

    Buzkashi Boys is a 2012 film, co-produced in Afghanistan and the United States. It was... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
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    Zolykha’s Secret

    Zolykha’s Secret

    Marina Golbahari, Zubaida Sahar

    Released2006

    Directed byHorace Ahmad Shansab

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    Beyond Belief

    Beyond Belief

    Patti Quigley, Susan Retik

    Released2007

    Directed byBeth Murphy

    Beyond Belief is a feature documentary directed by Beth Murphy. The film follows Susan Retik... more on Wikipedia
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    Hell and Back Again
    Hell and Back Again is a 2010 documentary film directed by Danfung Dennis. "In 2009, U.S.... more on Wikipedia
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    Kabul Transit

    Kabul Transit

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    Death to the Camera

    Death to the Camera

    Death to the Camera is a 2012 short documentary film directed by Sayed Qasem Husseini.Amazon_watch buy button
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    Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul

    Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul

    Sharna Nolan, Fazilla

    Released2010

    Directed byOrlando von Einsiedel

    Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul is a short film that follows the lives of a group of young... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
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    Addicted in Afghanistan

    Addicted in Afghanistan

    Addicted in Afghanistan is a 2009 documentary film written by Jawed Taiman and Sharron Ward...Amazon_watch buy button
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    Dirty Wars
    "Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield" follows reporter Jeremy Scahill to Afghanistan,... more on Wikipedia
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    The Boy Who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan

    The Boy Who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan

    Mir

    Released2003

    Directed byPhil Grabsky

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    War and Love in Kabul

    War and Love in Kabul

    "Hossein and Shaima, who have known and loved each other since childhood, were separated as...Amazon_watch buy button
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    Kites

    Kites

    "Under the Taliban it was forbidden to show pictures of human beings, let alone for young...Amazon_watch buy button
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    Far from Afghanistan

    Far from Afghanistan

    Far from Afghanistan is a 2012 documentary war film directed by John Gianvito, Jon Jost, Minda...Amazon_watch buy button
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    FireDancer

    FireDancer

    Baktash Zaher, Carolyn DeMerice

    Released2002

    Directed byJawed Wassel

    Fire Dancer is a 2002 film directed by an Afghan-American, Jawed Wassel. It was the first... more on Wikipedia
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    Dead End: Afghan Migrants

    Dead End: Afghan Migrants

    "Around the world desperate people are on the move, driven from their homes by wars or...Amazon_watch buy button