Film 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.

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Dharmatma Hema Malini, Rekha, Satyendra Kapoor Dharmatama is a 1975 Hindi movie and the first Bollywood film to be shot in Afghanistan. It was produced and directed by Feroz Khan. The movie is the first attempt in India to localise The ...more

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Khuda Gawah Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi, Akkineni Nagarjuna Khuda Gawah is a 1992 Bollywood epic Romance drama film produced by Nazir Ahmed & Manoj Desai on Glamour Films banner, directed by Mukul S. Anand. starring Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi, ...more

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Osama Marina Golbahari, Arif Herati, Zubaida Sahar Osama is a 2003 drama film made in Afghanistan by Siddiq Barmak. The film follows a pre-teen girl living in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime who disguises herself as a boy, Osama, to support ...more

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Disarm Disarm is a documentary film which spans a dozen countries to look at how, despite a global ban, millions of antipersonnel landmines continue to claim victims daily in more than eighty ...more

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Akhtar the Clown Basira Khatera, Faqeer Nabi, Nasir Aziz Akhtar the Clown is a 1981 film directed by Latif Ahmadi.

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Wajma, an Afghan Love Story Haji Gul Aser, Mustafa Abdulsatar, Wajma Bahar Wajma, an Afghan Love Story is a 2013 drama film written and directed by Barmak Akram.

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Kabuli Kid Haji Gul Aser, Valéry Schatz, Amélie Glenn Kabuli Kid is a 2008 film directed by Barmak Akram.

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Afghan Star This timely and moving film follows four finalists--two men and two women--as they hazard everything to become the Afghanistan's favorite performer.

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Earth and Ashes Jawan Mard Homayoun, Abdul Ghani, Kader Arefi Earth and Ashes is a 2004 Afghan film directed by Atiq Rahimi. It was Afghanistan's submission to the 77th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not ...more

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Buz-e-Chini Abbas Ali, Hussain Ali Yousafi, Naseem Javed Buz-e-Chini is the first ever Hazaragi language computer-animated 3D short film made, directed by Abbas Ali. The story is based on a folklore tale of Hazara people of Hazarajat, the central ...more

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Buzkashi Boys Jawanmard Paiz, Wali Talash, Fawad Mohammadi Buzkashi Boys is a 2012 film, co-produced in Afghanistan and the United States. It was considered and later nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. After being nominated ...more

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Beyond Belief Patti Quigley, Susan Retik Beyond Belief is a feature documentary directed by Beth Murphy. The film follows Susan Retik and Patti Quigley, two women who lost their husbands on September 11, 2001, as they set up ...more

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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. Marines launched a major helicopter assault on a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan. ...more

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Death to the Camera Death to the Camera is a 2012 short documentary film directed by Sayed Qasem Husseini.

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Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul Sharna Nolan, Fazilla, Wais Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul is a short film that follows the lives of a group of young skateboarders in Afghanistan. Operating against the backdrop of war and bleak prospects, the ...more

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Addicted in Afghanistan Addicted in Afghanistan is a 2009 documentary film written by Jawed Taiman and Sharron Ward and directed by Jawed Taiman. "There are more than a million drug addicts in Afghanistan, ...more

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Dirty Wars "Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield" follows reporter Jeremy Scahill to Afghanistan, Somalia, and Yemen as he investigates the hidden truths behind America's expanding covert

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War and Love in Kabul "Hossein and Shaima, who have known and loved each other since childhood, were separated as teenagers by war in Afghanistan. Today, reunited in Kabul, they remain deeply in love, but their ...more

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Kites "Under the Taliban it was forbidden to show pictures of human beings, let alone for young women to operate video cameras. Kites tells the story of young Afghans and their yearning for ...more

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Far from Afghanistan Far from Afghanistan is a 2012 documentary war film directed by John Gianvito, Jon Jost, Minda Martin, Soon-Mi Yoo and Travis Wilkerson.

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FireDancer Baktash Zaher, Carolyn DeMerice, George Pogatsia Fire Dancer is a 2002 film directed by an Afghan-American, Jawed Wassel. It was the first Afghan film to be submitted for an Academy Award.

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Dead End: Afghan Migrants "Around the world desperate people are on the move, driven from their homes by wars or poverty. Many assume life will be better in a wealthy place like Europe. But too often their hopes are ...more

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Generation Kunduz Generation Kunduz is a 2011 documentary film directed by Martin Gerner.

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16 Days in Afghanistan 16 Days in Afghanistan is a 2007 documentary about the journey of Afghan-American Anwar Hajher traveling to his homeland Afghanistan after 25 years to rediscover his country. The film is ...more

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Opium War Marina Golbahari Opium War is a 2008 Afghan black comedy film directed by Golden Globe winner, Siddiq Barmak. The film was shot entirely in Afghanistan and revolves around the experiences of two American ...more

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If You Eat Garlic, You Get Full If You Eat Garlic, You Get Full is a 2011 short documentary film directed by Tamim Abdullah.

Kabul Dream Factory is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Movies From Afghanistan
Kabul Dream Factory Kabul Dream Factory is a 2011 film written and directed by Sebastian Heidinger.

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The Black Tulip Jack Scalia, Edoardo Costa, Sonia Nassery Cole The Black Tulip is a 2010 film set in Afghanistan directed by novice filmmaker Sonia Nassery Cole.

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Shak Hameedullah, Shabeer Azizi, Fariba Samad Shak is a 2004 film directed by Shaheer Azizi, depicting events in the life of an Afghan man living in Pakistan.

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Skateistan: Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul Skateistan: Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul is a 2011 documentary film written by Nadia Hennrich and directed by Kai Sehr.

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Raw Opium Raw Opium is a 2011 documentary film and two-part TV series produced by Robert Lang of Kensington Communications, directed by Peter Findlay and written by Peter Findlay and Robert Lang. The ...more

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Permis De Conduire Permis De Conduire is a 2011 short documentary film directed by Mahbooba Ibrahimi.

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Kaboul Ambulance Kaboul Ambulance is a 2011 film directed by Taj Mohammad Bakhtari.

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Checkpoint Checkpoint is a 2011 film directed by Ahmed Alizada.

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Kunduz Julia Dietze, Ulrich Matthes, Jeff Caster Kunduz is a 2012 film written by Stefan Gieren and directed by Simona and Stefan Gieren.

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Like Eagle Najia Hamidy, Said Bibi Naqi, Zaher Howaida Like Eagle is a 1965 film directed by Faiz Mohammad Khairzada.

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Love Epic Qader Faroukh, Sabera Arash, Nemat Arash Love Epic is a 1986 film directed by Latif Ahmadi.

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Manhunt Manhunt: The Search for Bin Laden is a 2013 documentary directed by Greg Barker that explores the CIA's investigation of Osama bin Laden starting from 1995 till his death in 2011. It was ...more

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My Afghanistan – Life In The Forbidden Zone My Afghanistan – Life In The Forbidden Zone is a 2012 documentary historical fiction war film written and directed by Nagieb Khaja.

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Once Upon a Time Qaum Besed, Khan Agha Surour, Parwin Sanatgar Once Upon a Time is a 1969 action film written by Siddiq Aminzai and directed by Mohmmad Ali Rownaq, Sultan Hamid Hashem and Khaleq A'LIL.

Rabia Balkhie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Movies From Afghanistan
Rabia Balkhie Abdullah Shadan, Mohammad Nazir, Daoud Farani Rabia Balkhie is a 1974 film written by Nazemi Latif and directed by Daoud Farani, Abdul Khaliq Halil, M. Nazir, Abdullah Shadan, and Toryali Shafaq.

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The Outpost Jalla Mohammad Jamil, Ariayi Qader, Farooq Baraki The Outpost is a 2012 short film directed by Sayed Jalal Hussaini.

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The Patience Stone Golshifteh Farahani, Hamid Djavadan, Malak Djaham Khazal The Patience Stone is a 2012 dramatic film directed by Atiq Rahimi, based on his novel of the same title. Written by Jean-Claude Carrière and the director, the film stars Golshifteh ...more

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The Stranger Salam Sangi, Homayun Paeiz, Gholam Baluch The Stranger is a 1986 short film written and directed by Siddiq Barmak.