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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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  • 1
    Hema Malini, Rekha

    Released1975

    Directed byFeroz Khan

    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 Godfather....  more
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    Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi

    Released1992

    Directed byMukul S. Anand

    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, Nagarjuna,...  more
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    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 girl living in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime who disguises herself as a boy, Osama, to support her...  more
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    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 countries....  more
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    Basira Khatera, Faqeer Nabi

    Released1981

    Directed byLatif Ahmadi

    Akhtar the Clown is a 1981 film directed by Latif Ahmadi....
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    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....  more
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    Haji Gul Aser, Valéry Schatz

    Released2008

    Directed byBarmak Akram

    Kabuli Kid is a 2008 film directed by Barmak Akram....  more
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    This timely and moving film follows four finalists--two men and two women--as they hazard everything to become the Afghanistan's favorite performer....  more
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    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 to the 77th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as...  more
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    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 by Abbas Ali. The story is based on a folklore tale of Hazara people of Hazarajat, the central highlands...  more
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    Jawanmard Paiz, Wali Talash

    Released2011

    Directed bySam French

    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 for...  more
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    Marina Golbahari, Zubaida Sahar

    Released2006

    Directed byHorace Ahmad Shansab

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    Patti Quigley, Susan Retik

    Released2007

    Directed byBeth Murphy

    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 humanitarian...  more
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    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. Immediately...  more
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    Death to the Camera is a 2012 short documentary film directed by Sayed Qasem Husseini....
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  • 17

    Released2010

    Directed byOrlando von Einsiedel

    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 Skateistan...  more
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    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, including a...
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    "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 wars....  more
  • 20

    Released2003

    Directed byPhil Grabsky

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    "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...
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    "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 modernity....
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    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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    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 Afghan film to be submitted for an Academy Award....  more
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    "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...
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