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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?" And if you like these movies, be sure to check out these Iraq war movies.

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    Turtles Can Fly

    Soran Ebrahim, Ajil Zibari

    Released2004

    Directed byBahman Ghobadi

    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 Iraq...  more
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    Son of Babylon

    Bashir Al-Majid, Yassir Taleeb

    Released2009

    Directed byMohamed Al-Daradji

    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 Sundance...  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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    Half Moon

    Golshifteh Farahani, Hedieh Tehrāni

    Released2006

    Directed byBahman Ghobadi

    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 New...  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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    Rhino Season

    Monica Bellucci, Arash

    Released2012

    Directed byBahman Ghobadi

    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 by...  more
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    Clash of Loyalties

    Oliver Reed, James Bolam

    Released1983

    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 the...  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

    Released2012

    Directed bySahim Omar Kalifa

    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

    Released2013

    Directed byHisham Zaman

    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

    Hossein Hasan, Adil Abdolrahman

    Released2006

    Directed byShawkat Amin Korki

    Crossing the Dust is a 2006 film directed by the Kurdish director Shawkat Amin Korki....  more
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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

    Released1980

    Directed byTerence Young, Tewfik Saleh

    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 was...  more
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    Mandoo

    Rojan Mahamad, Mahmoud Gli

    Released2010

    Directed byEbrahim Saeedi

    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

    Released2002

    Directed byJano Rosebiani

    Jiyan is a 2002 film written and directed by the Kurdish director Jano Rosebiani....  more
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    Kick Off

    Rojan Hamajaza, Anwar Sako

    Released2009

    Directed byShawkat Amin Korki

    Kick Off is a film directed by Shawkat Amin Korki....
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    Qarantina

    Zahra Al-Rowbaei, Asaad Abdul Majeed

    Released2010

    Directed byOday Rasheed

    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...
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    Bekas

    Zamand Taha, Adbulrahman Mohamad

    Released2012

    Directed byKarzan Kader

    Bekas is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Karzan Kader. Two homeless child brothers Zana and Dana who live on the edge of survival in a war torn country....  more
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    Death Triangle

    Zuher Abdulmashih, Solav Shaeda

    Released2012

    Directed byAdnan Osman

    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

    Released2010

    Directed byAndrew Steggall

    "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 LGBT Film Festival...
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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

    Released2011

    Directed bySahim Omar Kalifa

    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