Film Famous Movies From Iraq

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

Examples of movies on this list include Turtles Can Fly and Half Moon. This list answers the questions What movies were shot in Iraq?"

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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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Bashir Al-Majid, Yassir Taleeb, Shazda Hussein Son of Babylon is a 2010 Iraqi drama film directed, produced and co-written by Mohamed Al-Daradji, Variety's Middle Eastern Filmmaker of the year 2010. The film was developed through The ...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 ...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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Brothers at War is a 2009 documentary film directed by Jake Rademacher and produced by Rademacher and Norman S. Powell. The film follows several US soldiers in the Iraq War. The film's executive ...more

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Monica Bellucci, Arash, Beren Saat Rhino Season is a 2012 Iranian movie by Mij Film largely filmed in Turkey and directed by Bahman Ghobadi. The film has been praised for its cinematography. It is one of the three films produced ...more

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Oliver Reed, James Bolam, Marc Sinden Clash of Loyalties is a 1983 Iraqi film focusing on the formation of Iraq out of Mesopotamia in the aftermath of the First World War. The film was financed by Saddam Hussain, filmed in Iraq at ...more

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The Boys from Baghdad High The Boys from Baghdad High, also known as Baghdad High, is a British-American-French television documentary film. It was first shown in the United Kingdom at the 2007 Sheffield Doc/Fest, before ...more

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Baghdad Messi Ali Raad Al-Zaidawy, Noor Al-Hoda Baghdad Messi is a 2012 short sports drama war film written by Kobe Van Steenberghe and Sahim Omar Kalifa and directed by Sahim Omar Kalifa.

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Voices of Iraq Voices of Iraq is a 2004 documentary film about Iraq, created by distributing cameras to the subjects of a film, thus enabling subjects to film themselves. To preserve its innovative filmmaking, ...more

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Before Snowfall Birol Ünel, Nazmi Kırık, Volga Sorgu Before Snowfall is a 2013 drama film written by Kjell Ola Dahl and Hisham Zaman and directed by Hisham Zaman.

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Weapon of Mass Destruction

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Crossing the Dust is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Movies From Iraq
Crossing the Dust Hossein Hasan, Adil Abdolrahman, Aba Rash Crossing the Dust is a 2006 film directed by the Kurdish director Shawkat Amin Korki.

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The Blood of My Brother Critically acclaimed documentary about one Iraqi's family struggle to survive the carnage and confusion of the second Iraq war.

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Long Days Saddam Kamel, Nada Siham, Salman al-Jawhar Ayyam al-tawila, al- is a 6-hour long biographical account of Saddam Hussein's attempted assassination of Abd al-Karim Qasim, although some sources also list a running time of 150 minutes. It ...more

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Mandoo Rojan Mahamad, Mahmoud Gli, Shahab Fazili Mandoo is a 2010 film written by Ebrahim Saeedi and Hossein Abkenar and directed by Ebrahim Saeedi.

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الحيـــــــــاة Enwer Shexaní, Niyaz Latif, Kurdo Galali Jiyan is a 2002 film written and directed by the Kurdish director Jano Rosebiani.

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Kick Off Rojan Hamajaza, Anwar Sako, Hamajaga Hilin Kick Off is a film directed by Shawkat Amin Korki.

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Qarantina Zahra Al-Rowbaei, Asaad Abdul Majeed, Alaa Najem A broken family under an incestuous patriarch lives uneasily within the gated courtyard of a dilapidated Baghdad house. The pregnant daughter has fallen silent, finding some protection from the ...more

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Bekas Zamand Taha, Adbulrahman Mohamad, Shirwan Mohamad Bekas is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Karzan Kader.

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Death Triangle Zuher Abdulmashih, Solav Shaeda Death Triangle is a 2012 film directed by Adnan Osman.

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To the Marriage of True Minds Raad Rawi, William El-Gardi, Jane Bertish "In To the Marriage of True Minds, two Iraqi men test the resilience of love as they try to reunite in the UK. " - Quoting the description from the 2011 San Francisco International ...more

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My Name Is Mohamed My Name is Mohamed is a 2010 dramatic short film written by Ahmed Al-Daradji, Nadia Eliewat, and Hayder Helo.

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Land Of The Heroes Adla Bapir, Naima Abdo, Sarwar Mustafa Land of the Heroes is a 2010 short drama film written and directed by Sahim Omar Kalifa.

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Sari's Mother Sari's Mother is a 2006 American short documentary film directed by James Longley. It looks at an Iraqi mother seeking health care for her 10-year-old son, who is dying of AIDS, against the ...more

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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

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War, Love, God & Madness "Iraq, War, Love, God & Madness is the companion documentary to Al-Daradji’s first fiction feature film, Dreams, and it records the grueling conditions under which the latter was shot ...more

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Angels Die in the Soil Donya Ghobadi, Pedram Seyfuri Angels Die in the Soil is a 2008 short film directed and written by Babak Amini.

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Indentured "Indentured investigates the living conditions of South Asian laborers working on US military bases in Iraq. Thousands of nameless workers, called "Third Country Nationals" ...more

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The Land of Legends Ali Zabihi, Shaboo Soleymani, Rahman Mohamadzadeh Welate Efsane is a 2008 film directed by Rahim Zabihi.

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Bekhal's Tears Aware Xan, Ozzie Aziz Bekhal's Tears is a 2006 Kurdish film directed by Lauand Omar and produced in Iraq.

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Narcissus Blossom Narcissus Blossom is a 2005 drama film written by Hussein Hassan Ali, Mohammad Mohsen and Masoud Arif Salih directed by Hussein Hassan Ali and Masoud Arif Salih.

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Lost Girl Lost Girl is a 2008 documentary and short film directed by Ali Taleb.

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The Dreams of Sparrows The Dreams of Sparrows is a documentary film about post-war Iraq, by Hayder Daffar of the Iraq Eye Group, an Iraqi filmmaking group. The film was shot throughout 2003 and 2004 with a hand-held ...more

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American Herro American Herro is a biographical documentary film about Herro Mustafa, and American diplomat and senior adviser on the Middle East to Vice President Joe Biden. The documentary covers Herro's ...more

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In My Mother's Arms House For Sale is a 2011 documentary family drama film directed by Atea Al Daradji and Mohamed Al Daradji.

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Back to Babylon Back to Babylon is a documentary film directed by the Iraqi-French film director Abbas Fahdel.

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Baghdad Blogger

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Chaplin Of The Mountains Chaplin Of The Mountains is 2013 drama film written and directed by Jano Rosebiani.

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It's About To Rain Francesco Grifoni, Lorenzo Baglioni, Arthur Alexanian It's About To Rain is a 2013 dramatic film written and directed by Haider Rashid.

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Flaming Poppies

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The Quarter Of Scarecows

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Dreams is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Movies From Iraq
Dreams Bashir Al-Majid, Talib Al-Furati, Azhaar Mamoodi Ahlaam is a 2005 drama film directed and written by Mohamed Al-Daradji.

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Salaam Dunk Salaam Dunk is a 2011 American documentary film directed by David Fine about an Iraqi university's women basketball program, spearheaded by a US-born instructor as coach.

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Jani Gal Jani Gal is a 2007 Iraqi film directed by Iranian director Jamil Rostami . It is based on a celebrated novel by Kurdish author Ibrahim Ahmad and Film written by Iranian screenwriter khosro Sina. ...more

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Defying Deletion: The Fight Ov... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Movies From Iraq
Defying Deletion: The Fight Over Iraq's Nineveh Plains Rosie Malek-Yonan

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Underexposure Underexposure is a 2005 Iraqi film, in the docufiction style, written and directed by Oday Rasheed, produced by Enlil Film and Arts. The story follows a fictional Iraqi film crew, inspired by ...more

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Remembering Saddam Remembering Saddam is a documentary by Don North, a television news producer. The film follows the story of nine Iraqi businessmen who were arrested in 1995 by Saddam Hussein's regime which was ...more

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Tangled Up in Blue

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Herman