Entertainment Famous Movies From Iran

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

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John Huston, Bob Random, Peter Bogdanovich
The Other Side of the Wind is a 2018 film directed by Orson Welles, shot between 1970 and 1976. The story of a legendary director named J.J. "Jake" Hannaford (John Huston), who returns ...more
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Peter Bogdanovich, Joseph Cotten, Elmyr de Hory
F for Fake is the last major film completed by Orson Welles, who directed, co-wrote, and starred in the film. Initially released in 1974, it focuses on Elmyr de Hory's recounting of his career ...more
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Ernest Borgnine, Tanvi Azmi, Akira Emoto
11'09"1 September 11 is a 2002 international film composed of 11 contributions from different filmmakers, each from a different country. Each gave their own vision of the events in New York ...more
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Pegah Ferydoni, Shahrnush Parsipur, Bijan Daneshmand
Women Without Men is a 2009 political drama film written and directed by Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azari. "In 1953, four Iranian women search for freedom or survival in Shirin Neshat's ...more
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Mohammad Kheir-abadi, Karim Khodabandeh, Reza Khayeri
Offside is a 2006 Iranian film directed by Jafar Panahi, about girls who try to watch a World Cup qualifying match but are forbidden by law because of their sex. Female fans are not allowed to ...more
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Hossein Mahjoub, Kamal Mirkarimi, Behzad Rafi
The Color of Paradise, is a 1999 Iranian film directed by Majid Majidi.
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111 Girls Yasemin Ashvan, Reza Behbudi, Mehdi Saki
A government official, carrying a message from Iran's president, travels across Iranian Kurdistan with his driver and a young guide on a mission to stop 111 young Kurdish women from committing ...more
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Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz, Hossein Rezai, Hocine Redai
Through the Olive Trees is a 1994 film directed and written by Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, set in earthquake-ravaged Northern Iran. It is the final part of Kiarostami's Koker trilogy, and ...more
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Niki Karimi, Dariush Mehrjui, Khosrow Shakibai
Sara is a 1992 motion picture directed by Dariush Mehrjui. The film is based on Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House, with Sara in the role of Nora, Hessam in the role of Torvald, Sima in the role ...more
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Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Hossein Noori
Taste of Cherry is a 1997 film by the Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami. It is a minimalist film about a man who drives through a city suburb looking for someone who can carry out the task to ...more
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Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Hossain Farazmand, Hossain Sabzian
Close-Up is a 1990 Iranian docufiction written, directed and edited by Abbas Kiarostami. The film tells the story of the real-life trial of a man who impersonated film-maker Mohsen Makhmalbaf, ...more
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Farhad Kheradmand, Maassouma Berouana, Bahrovz Aydini
Life, and Nothing More... is a 1991 Iranian film directed by Abbas Kiarostami. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival. It is considered the second film ...more
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Ahmed Ahmed Poor, Babek Ahmed Poor, Biman Mouafi
Where Is the Friend's Home? is a 1987 Iranian film directed and written by Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami. The title of the film was derived from a poem by Sohrab Sepehri. It is considered ...more
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Fereshteh Sadre Orafaee, Aida Mohammadkhani, Hamidreza Tahery
The White Balloon is a 1995 Iranian film directed by Jafar Panahi, with a screenplay by Abbas Kiarostami. It was Panahi's feature-film debut as director. The film received many strong critical ...more
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Bahman Ghobadi, Reihan Heidari, Roushan Karam Elmi
The Wind Will Carry Us is a 1999 Iranian film by Abbas Kiarostami. The title is a reference to a poem written by the famous modern Iranian female poet Forough Farrokhzad. In 1999, the movie was ...more
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Niki Karimi, Ali Mosaffa, Khosrow Shakibai
Pari is a 1995 Iranian motion picture directed by Dariush Mehrjui. The film is an unauthorized "loose" adaptation of J. D. Salinger's 1961 book Franny and Zooey. Though the film could ...more
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A Little Farther Farid Ghobadi, Hasti Iveh, Leila Shoghi
A Little Farther is a 2012 short drama film directed by Nikan Nezami.
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Fereshteh Sadre Orafaee, Maedeh Tahmasebi, Abbas Alizadeh
The Circle is a 2000 drama film by Iranian independent filmmaker Jafar Panahi that criticizes the treatment of women in Iran. The film has won several awards, including the Golden Lion at the ...more
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Reza Naji, Abbas Rahimi, Hossein Mahjoub
Baran is a 2001 Iranian film directed by Majid Majidi, based on an original script by Majid Majidi. The movie is set during recent times in which there are a large number of Afghan refugees ...more
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Soran Ebrahim, Ajil Zibari, Hiresh Feysal Rahman
Turtles Can Fly is a 2004 Kurdish war drama film written, produced, and directed by Bahman Ghobadi, with notable theme music composed by Hossein Alizadeh. It was the first film to be made in ...more
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Reza Naji, Christopher Maleki, Amir Farrokh Hashemian
Children of Heaven is a 1997 Iranian family drama film written and directed by Majid Majidi. It deals with a brother and sister and their adventures over a lost pair of shoes. It was nominated ...more
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Shaghayegh Djodat, Hossein Moharami, Rogheih Moharami
Gabbeh is a 1996 Iranian film directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. The film gets its name from a type of Persian rug ...more
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Leila Hatami, Ali Mosaffa, Mohammad-Reza Sharifinia
Leila is a 1996 Iranian film directed by Dariush Mehrjui.
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A Respectable Family Ahu Kheradmand, Behnaz Jafari, Parivash Nazarieh
A Respectable Family is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Massoud Bakhshi.
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Nelofer Pazira, Dawud Salahuddin, Hoyatala Hakimi
Kandahar is a 2001 Iranian film directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, set in Afghanistan during the rule of the Taliban. Its original Persian title is Safar-e Ghandehar, which means "Journey to ...more