Film 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

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Araz M. Shirmohamadi, Tahmineh Normatova, Hakem Ghassem The Silence is an Iranian film from 1998. It is directed by the well known Iranian film maker Mohsen Makhmalbaf. The movie is about a little boy who has the onerous task of earning money for his ...more

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Hello Cinema is a 1995 Iranian film directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival. It was made for the celebration of the 100th ...more

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Ezzatolah Entezami, Jamshid Mashayekhi, Ali Nassirian The Cow is a 1969 Iranian film directed by Dariush Mehrjui, written by Gholam-Hossein Saedi based on his own play and novel, and starring Ezzatolah Entezami as Masht Hassan. Critics widely ...more

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Mania Akbari Contemporary Iran as seen through the eyes of one woman as she drives through the streets of Tehran over a period of several days.

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Reza Naji, Hamed Aghazi, Maryam Akbari The Song of Sparrows is a 2008 Iranian movie directed by Majid Majidi. It tells the story of Karim, a man who works at an ostrich farm until he is fired because one of the ostriches escaped. He ...more

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A Simple Love Story Homayoun Ershadi, Mahnaz Afshar, Mehraveh Sharifinia A Simple Love Story is a 2012 drama film written by Amir Arabi and directed by Saman Moghadam.

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Christopher Lee, Anthony Quinn, Jennifer O'Neill Caravans is a 1978 adventure film directed by James Fargo.

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Khosrow Shakibai, Baran Kosari, Farhad Aslani "Teen lust takes on a wholly different meaning when it surfaces in the wrong country. In Iran, high-school student Mahi (Baran Kosari) and illegal Afghan worker Heiran (Mehrdad Sedighian) ...more

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Ammar Tafti, Moharram Zaynalzadeh A Moment of Innocence is a 1996 film directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. It is also known as Nun va Goldoon, Bread and Flower, Bread and Flower Pot, and The Bread and the Vase

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Agheleh Rezaïe, Abdolgani Yousefrazi, Razi Mohebi At Five in the Afternoon is a 2003 film by Iranian writer-director Samira Makhmalbaf. It tells the story of an ambitious young woman trying to gain an education in Afghanistan after the defeat ...more

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Gol Gotai Karimi, Agheleh Shamsollah, Jamil Ghanazideh Stray Dogs is an Iranian film written and directed by Marzieh Meshkini. It is a story about two orphaned children in post-Taliban Afghanistan.

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Zahra Naderi, Azizeh Mohamadi, Ghorban Ali Naderi The Apple is the 1998 film directorial debut by Samira Makhmalbaf, daughter of Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. The film is based on a true story and features the real people that actually ...more

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Bahman Ghobadi, Behnaz Jafari, Mayas Rostami Blackboards is a 2000 Iranian film directed by Samira Makhmalbaf. It focuses on a group of Kurdish refugees after the chemical bombing of Halabja by Saddam Hussein's Iraq during the Iran–Iraq ...more

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Divorce Iranian Style is a 1998 documentary written by Ziba Mir-Hosseini and directed by Ziba Mir-Hosseini and Kim Longinotto.

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Ezzatolah Entezami, Fathali Oveisi, Khosrow Shakibai Hamoun is a 1990 psychological drama movie directed by Dariush Mehrjui. The movie tells the story of a middle-class Iranian – Hamid Hamoun, played by Khosro Shakibai – and his struggle after his ...more

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Ezzatolah Entezami, Richard Harrison Hajji Washington is an Iranian comedy/drama film directed by Ali Hatami. The film recounts the story of Iran's first ambassador Haji Washington to the United States. The movie finished ...more

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Menderes Samancılar, Abdurrahman Palay, Şiva Gerede Time of Love is a 1990 film by Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf, based on a story written by Makhmalbaf himself. The film consists of three episodes, all with relatively similar plots. ...more

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Ehsan Amani, Azita Rayeji, Shahram Vaziri Crimson Gold is a 2003 Iranian film directed by Jafar Panahi, and written by Abbas Kiarostami. The film was never distributed in Iranian theatres, because it was considered too "dark". ...more

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Golshifteh Farahani, Hedieh Tehrāni, Allah-morad Rashtian Half Moon is a 2006 film written and directed by Iranian Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi. Half Moon is a joint production of Iran, Austria, France and Iraq. This movie was commissioned by the ...more

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Rojin Younessi, Amaneh Ekhtiar-dini, Ayoub Ahmadi A Time for Drunken Horses is a 2000 Iranian film directed by Bahman Ghobadi and produced in Iran. It was a co-winner of the Caméra d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000.

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Mohammad Shirvani, Hassan Pourshirazi, Bahman Maleki "Poetry, mythology, metaphor, and the absurd are expertly woven to tell the fable-like story of Rahmat, who sails from island to island off the coast of Iran to collect tears. Moody and ...more

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Allah-morad Rashtian, Saeed Mohammadi, Faegh Mohammadi Marooned in Iraq is a 2002 Iranian film directed by Bahman Ghobadi and produced in Iran. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.

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Martin Compston, William Ruane, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi Tickets is a 2005 comedy-drama film directed by Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach and Ermanno Olmi.

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Alzheimer Mahtab Karamati, Faramarz Gharibian, Mehdi Hashemi Alzheimer is a 2011 mystery comedy drama film written and directed by Ahmad Reza Mo'tamedi.

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Football Under Cover is a 2008 German/Iranian documentary film directed by David Assmann and Ayat Najafi. It follows the attempts of German Marlene Assmann and Iranian Ayat Najafi to organise a ...more