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1. Homeland (2011–2020)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.

Stars: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Damian Lewis, Rupert Friend

Votes: 321,686

2. Argo (2012)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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86 Metascore

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

Votes: 585,151 | Gross: $136.03M

3. As Above, So Below (2014)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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38 Metascore

When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.

Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, François Civil

Votes: 82,983 | Gross: $21.20M

4. The Bureau (2015– )

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama

8.7
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After six years of undercover work in Syria, French intelligence officer Malotru returns home, where he struggles to forget his undercover identity, train a young recruit, and investigate when a colleague disappears in Algeria.

Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Florence Loiret Caille, Jonathan Zaccaï, Sara Giraudeau

Votes: 9,225

5. Tehran (2020– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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A Mossad agent embarks on her first mission as a computer hacker in her home town of Tehran.

Stars: Niv Sultan, Shaun Toub, Menashe Noy, Liraz Charhi

Votes: 9,933

6. A Separation (2011)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama

8.3
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95 Metascore

A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini

Votes: 228,286 | Gross: $7.10M

7. The Insider (1999)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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84 Metascore

A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a 60 Minutes exposé on Big Tobacco.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora

Votes: 163,568 | Gross: $28.97M

8. Deep State (2018– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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What happens when a man who believes he has retired from MI6 is called back to do one more job to regain his life, only to discover that this job may mean he has no life to go back to.

Stars: Joe Dempsie, Karima McAdams, Anastasia Griffith, Alistair Petrie

Votes: 4,971

9. Southland Tales (2006)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

5.4
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44 Metascore

During a three-day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, Carlos Amezcua

Votes: 37,717 | Gross: $0.28M

10. The Peacemaker (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Thriller

6.0
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43 Metascore

A US Army colonel and a civilian woman supervising him must track down stolen Russian nuclear weapons before they're used by terrorists.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Marcel Iures, Aleksandr Baluev

Votes: 55,327 | Gross: $41.26M

11. The Salesman (2016)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama

7.7
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85 Metascore

While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi, Mina Sadati

Votes: 54,767 | Gross: $2.40M

12. The Night (II) (2020)

105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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68 Metascore

An Iranian couple living in the US become trapped inside a hotel when insidious events force them to face the secrets that have come between them, in a night that never ends.

Director: Kourosh Ahari | Stars: Shahab Hosseini, Niousha Noor, George Maguire, Michael Graham

Votes: 1,755

13. No Man's Land (2020– )

PG-13 | Drama, Thriller, War

7.7
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A family grieves the death of their daughter in a suicide bombing. Meanwhile, her brother suspects she is still alive after glimpsing her in a news report and sets off to find her in the Middle East.

Stars: Félix Moati, Mélanie Thierry, Souheila Yacoub, James Krishna Floyd

Votes: 2,574

14. An Acceptable Loss (2018)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

5.4
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40 Metascore

Libby teaches at a university but 4 years ago she was top aide to VP Rachel and was part of a total victory action. Rachel is now US president and worried about Libby keeping quiet. Libby also has a student spying on her.

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Tika Sumpter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ben Tavassoli, Deanna Dunagan

Votes: 1,210 | Gross: $0.03M

15. Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family, Sport

8.3
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77 Metascore

After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi, Nafise Jafar-Mohammadi

Votes: 68,395 | Gross: $0.93M

16. Syriana (2005)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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76 Metascore

A politically charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved in and affected by it.

Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Kayvan Novak

Votes: 127,270 | Gross: $50.82M

17. Taste of Cherry (1997)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.8
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80 Metascore

An Iranian man drives his truck in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari, Safar Ali Moradi

Votes: 26,205 | Gross: $0.31M

18. Darbareye Elly (2009)

TV-PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.0
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87 Metascore

The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Merila Zare'i

Votes: 48,758 | Gross: $0.11M

19. The Operative (2019)

TV-MA | 116 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

5.7
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47 Metascore

A woman is recruited by the Mossad to work undercover in Tehran.

Director: Yuval Adler | Stars: Diane Kruger, Martin Freeman, Cas Anvar, Rotem Keinan

Votes: 5,012

20. The Past (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery

7.7
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85 Metascore

An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet

Votes: 46,636 | Gross: $1.33M

21. The Fifth Estate (2013)

R | 128 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.2
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49 Metascore

A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Carice van Houten, Alicia Vikander

Votes: 39,569 | Gross: $3.25M

22. There Is No Evil (2020)

151 min | Action, Drama

7.5
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83 Metascore

The four stories that are variations on the crucial themes of moral strength and the death penalty that ask to what extent individual freedom can be expressed under a despotic regime and its seemingly inescapable threats.

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof | Stars: Baran Rasoulof, Zhila Shahi, Mahtab Servati, Mohammad Seddighimehr

Votes: 2,354

23. Platform (2021)

86 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.2
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A ROCKY-esque tale of determination and grit, PLATFORM follows of three Iranian sisters as they compete to become international champions of Wushu, a Chinese martial art. The sisters ... See full summary »

Director: Sahar Mosayebi | Stars: Elaheh Mansourian, Shahrbanoo Mansourian, Soheila Mansourian

Votes: 64

24. Here and Now (2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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A dark dramedy about a progressive Portlandian family made up of husband, wife, three adopted children from Liberia, Vietnam and Colombia, and one biological daughter, who find their sanity tested and values challenged in 2018 America.

Stars: Tim Robbins, Holly Hunter, Daniel Zovatto, Jerrika Hinton

Votes: 4,557

25. Under the Shadow (2016)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.9
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83 Metascore

As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

Director: Babak Anvari | Stars: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Arash Marandi

Votes: 25,494 | Gross: $0.03M

26. Persepolis (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.0
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90 Metascore

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux

Votes: 90,608 | Gross: $4.45M

27. The Frog (2020–2021)

Not Rated | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Ramin plans a robbery on his childhood classmate Noori who has become a mysterious rich man and that's just a beginning of a brutal journey.

Stars: Saber Abar, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Fereshteh Hosseini, Sahar Dolatshahi

Votes: 15,928

28. Lions for Lambs (2007)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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47 Metascore

Injuries sustained by two Army rangers behind enemy lines in Afghanistan set off a sequence of events involving a congressman, a journalist and a professor.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Michael Peña

Votes: 48,317 | Gross: $15.00M

29. Secret State (2012)

42 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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Secret State explores the relationship between a democratically elected government, big business and the banks.

Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Ralph Ineson, Charles Dance, Jamie Sives

Votes: 2,244

30. Close-Up (1990)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.3
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The true story of Hossain Sabzian, a cinephile who impersonated the director Mohsen Makhmalbaf to convince a family they would star in his so-called new film.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Hossain Sabzian, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Abolfazl Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah

Votes: 17,360 | Gross: $0.00M

31. Stratton (2017)

R | 95 min | Action, Thriller

4.8
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26 Metascore

A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Dominic Cooper, Austin Stowell, Gemma Chan, Connie Nielsen

Votes: 4,749

32. Where Is the Friend's House? (1987)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Family

8.1
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8 year old Ahmed has mistakenly taken his friend Mohammad's notebook. He wants to return it, or else his friend will be expelled from school. Determinedly, the conscientious boy sets out to find Mohammad's home in the neighbouring village.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Babek Ahmed Poor, Ahmed Ahmed Poor, Khodabakhsh Defaei, Iran Outari

Votes: 12,048

33. Tehran Taboo (2017)

Not Rated | 96 min | Animation, Drama

7.1
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74 Metascore

In their desperate search for freedom and happiness, four young people from Tehran, Iran are forced to break the taboos of a restrictive, islamic society.

Director: Ali Soozandeh | Stars: Jasmina Ali, Hasan Ali Mete, Zahra Amir Ebrahimi, Milinko Ametovic Beganovic

Votes: 3,868 | Gross: $0.07M

34. Left Behind: The Movie (2000)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

4.5
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22 Metascore

The Biblical prophecy of Armegeddon begins when the Rapture instantly takes all believers in Christ from the Earth. A reporter left behind learns that the Anti-Christ will soon take power.

Director: Vic Sarin | Stars: Kirk Cameron, Brad Johnson, Janaya Stephens, Clarence Gilyard Jr.

Votes: 9,263 | Gross: $4.22M

35. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

8.6
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Director: Ron Fricke | Star: Patrick Disanto

Votes: 37,219 | Gross: $1.33M

36. Zero Days (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Documentary

7.8
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77 Metascore

A documentary focused on Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: David Sanger, Emad Kiyaei, Eric Chien, Liam O'Murchu

Votes: 9,228 | Gross: $0.10M

37. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.4
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76 Metascore

A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Bruno Ganz

Votes: 36,685 | Gross: $0.48M

38. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

7.5
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86 Metascore

Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Behzad Dorani, Noghre Asadi, Roushan Karam Elmi, Bahman Ghobadi

Votes: 9,615 | Gross: $0.21M

39. House of Saddam (2008)

TV-MA | 232 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.

Stars: Igal Naor, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Makram Khoury, Philip Arditti

Votes: 4,214

40. Through the Olive Trees (1994)

G | 103 min | Drama

7.8
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A depiction of the off-screen relationship between the actors who play the newlyweds in the film And Life Goes On (1992).

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Farhad Kheradmand, Zarifeh Shiva, Hossein Rezai

Votes: 7,187 | Gross: $0.04M

41. The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)

R | 114 min | Drama

8.0
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50 Metascore

A desperate woman asks for a meeting with a journalist to disclose the cruel and inhumane punishment of her niece.

Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jim Caviezel, Mozhan Marnò, Navid Negahban

Votes: 19,580 | Gross: $0.66M

42. Just 6.5 (2019)

131 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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The police are after a drug lord named Naser Khakzad, but when they finally manage to catch him, he tries whatever he can think of to escape and save his family.

Director: Saeed Roustayi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Farhad Aslani

Votes: 9,921

43. Ten Little Indians (1974)

PG | 98 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Ten people are invited to a hotel in the Iranian desert, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer?

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Charles Aznavour, Maria Rohm, Adolfo Celi, Stéphane Audran

Votes: 2,890

44. Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015)

162 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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The events, trials and tribulations of the city of Makkah in 7th century AD.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mahdi Pakdel, Sareh Bayat, Mina Sadati, Ali Reza Shoja'noori

Votes: 9,010

45. Sun Children (2020)

99 min | Drama

7.2
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70 Metascore

12-year-old Ali and his three friends, together they work hard to survive and support their families. In a turn of events that seems miraculous, Ali is entrusted to find hidden treasure underground.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Ali Nassirian, Javad Ezati, Tannaz Tabatabaei, Roohollah Zamani

Votes: 1,267

46. Zakhm Kari (2021– )

50 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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Maleki is one of the managers of a successful company run by Rizabadi. Rizabadi instructs him to negotiate a major oil deal with the Norwegians. After signing the contract, the Norwegians ... See full summary »

Stars: Morteza Amini Tabar, Ra'na Azadivar, Saeed Changizian, Javad Ezati

Votes: 616

47. Kfulim (2015– )

40 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Five ordinary people wake up one morning to discover that they are implicated in a ruthless kidnapping operation following the disappearance of the Iranian Defence Minister while on a secret visit to Moscow.

Stars: Angel Bonanni, Moris Cohen, Miki Leon, Sergey Bukhman

Votes: 1,255

48. And Life Goes On (1992)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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A director and his son return to a region damaged by the Guilan earthquake, hoping to find the children who appeared in his film a few years earlier.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Farhad Kheradmand, Buba Bayour, Hossein Rezai, Hocine Rifahi

Votes: 5,145

49. Fireworks Wednesday (2006)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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84 Metascore

On the last Wednesday before the spring solstice ushers in the Persian New Year, people set off fireworks following an ancient Zoroastrian tradition. Rouhi, spending her first day at a new job, finds herself in the midst of a different kind of fireworks -- a domestic dispute between her new boss and his wife.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Hamid Farokhnezhad, Hediyeh Tehrani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Pantea Bahram

Votes: 10,804

50. No Hard Feelings (2020)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Second-generation Irani-German Parvis works at a refugee shelter where he meets brother and sister Irani refugees and develops a tenuous romance with Amon as his friends attempt refugee status.

Director: Faraz Shariat | Stars: Benny Radjaipour, Banafshe Hourmazdi, Eidin Jalali, Mashid Shariat

Votes: 898



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