Iran (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Hit the Road (2021)

93 min | Drama

7.3
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90 Metascore

Follows a chaotic, tender family that is on a road trip across a rugged landscape and fussing over the sick dog and getting on each others' nerves. Only the mysterious older brother is quiet.

Director: Panah Panahi | Stars: Pantea Panahiha, Mohammad Hassan Madjooni, Rayan Sarlak, Amin Simiar

Votes: 1,954

2. 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: 243,491 | Gross: $7.10M

3. A Hero (I) (2021)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama

7.5
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82 Metascore

Rahim is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint against the payment of part of the sum. But things don't go as planned.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Sahar Goldust, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy

Votes: 23,312

4. Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family, Sport

8.2
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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: 74,350 | Gross: $0.93M

5. The Salesman (2016)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama

7.7
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85 Metascore

While Ranaa and Emad, a married couple, are participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," she is assaulted in their 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, Maral Bani Adam

Votes: 60,366 | Gross: $2.40M

6. Close-Up (1990)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.2
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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: 19,704 | Gross: $0.00M

7. Taste of Cherry (1997)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.7
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80 Metascore

An Iranian man drives his car 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: 30,820 | Gross: $0.31M

8. Ballad of a White Cow (2020)

105 min | Drama

7.1
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Mina's life is turned upside down when she learns that her husband was innocent of the crime for which he was executed, so she starts a silent battle against a cynical system for her own and her daughter's sake.

Directors: Maryam Moghadam, Behtash Sanaeeha | Stars: Maryam Moghadam, Alireza Sani Far, Pouria Rahimi Sam, Avin Poor Raoufi

Votes: 1,354

9. About Elly (2009)

TV-PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

7.9
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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: 53,387 | Gross: $0.11M

10. Just 6.5 (2019)

131 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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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: 15,326

11. The Rebel (2022– )

50 min | Drama

8.1
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Javid is a seventeen-year-old youngster, who has lost his parents years ago and has nobody except his half-sister Atefeh and his love Abra.

Stars: Parsa Pirouzfar, Tannaz Tabatabaei, Ali Shadman, Mehdi Hosseinina

Votes: 1,429

12. Leila's Brothers (2022)

165 min | Drama

6.7
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87 Metascore

At the age of 40, Leila has spent her entire life caring for her parents and four brothers. A family that is constantly arguing and under pressure from various debts in the face of ... See full summary »

Director: Saeed Roustayi | Stars: Taraneh Alidoosti, Saeed Poursamimi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Payman Maadi

Votes: 829

13. The Color of Paradise (1999)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family

8.1
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80 Metascore

The story of Mohammed, a blind Iranian boy and his father, Hashem, who is always oscillating between accepting his son as he is and abandoning him, as he represents a burden for him, after the loss of his wife.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Hossein Mahjoub, Mohsen Ramezani, Salameh Feyzi, Farahnaz Safari

Votes: 17,320 | Gross: $1.81M

14. 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: 14,905

15. Hussein, Who Said No (2014)

160 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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The story of Imam Hossein's battle in Karbala, an unfair war which made one the most important effects in Islam history.

Director: Ahmad Reza Darvish | Stars: Arash Aasefi, Farhad Ghaemian, Hassan Pourshirazi, Pouria Poursorkh

Votes: 1,196

16. The Heroes (2008– )

30 min | Animation, Drama, History

9.4
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The moral stories of a group of champions (Pahlevanan) living in Kharazm city in 13th century.

Stars: Ali Hemmat Momivand, Bijan Alimohamadi, Shahrooz Malek Arayi, Siamak Atlassi

Votes: 165,289

17. The Frog (2020–2021)

Not Rated | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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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: 27,588

18. Taxi (III) (2015)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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91 Metascore

Banned from making movies by the Iranian government, Jafar Panahi poses as a taxi driver and makes a movie about social challenges in Iran.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Jafar Panahi, Nasrin Sotoudeh

Votes: 15,179 | Gross: $0.32M

19. Mokhtarnameh (2010–2011)

Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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Mukhtar Thaqafi was a Shiite Muslim leader who sets up a rebellion movement in 686 A.D in the town of Kufa to avenge the martyrdom of Hussain (grandson of Islamic Prophet Muhammad).

Stars: Fariborz Arabnia, Reza Rooygari, Nasrin Moghanloo, Fariba Kowsari

Votes: 8,241

20. The Cow (1969)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

7.9
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An old villager deeply in love with his cow goes to the capital for a while. While he's there, the cow dies and now the villagers are afraid of his possible reaction to it when he returns.

Director: Dariush Mehrjui | Stars: Ezzatolah Entezami, Mahin Shahabi, Ali Nassirian, Jamshid Mashayekhi

Votes: 7,332

21. Through the Olive Trees (1994)

G | 103 min | Drama

7.7
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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: 8,538 | Gross: $0.04M

22. Chess of the Wind (1976)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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94 Metascore

The first lady of a noble house has died and now there is conflict between the remainders for taking over her inheritance.

Director: Mohammad Reza Aslani | Stars: Fakhri Khorvash, Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Akbar Zanjanpour, Shohreh Aghdashloo

Votes: 1,090

23. Life and a Day (2016)

112 min | Drama

8.2
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Somaieh, the youngest daughter of an indigent family, is getting married and fear is overwhelming each and every member of the family regarding how to overcome their difficulties after she's gone.

Director: Saeed Roustayi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Shabnam Moghadami

Votes: 15,332

24. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 11,047 | Gross: $0.21M

25. Turtles Can Fly (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, War

8.0
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85 Metascore

Near the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of an American invasion, refugee children like 13-year-old Kak (Ebrahim), gauge and await their fate.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Soran Ebrahim, Avaz Latif, Saddam Hossein Feysal, Hiresh Feysal Rahman

Votes: 19,711 | Gross: $0.26M

26. Subtraction (2022)

107 min | Drama, Mystery | Post-production

A married couple believe they meet their doppelgangers in Tehran.

Director: Mani Haghighi | Stars: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Taraneh Alidoosti, Vahid Aghapour, Ali Bagheri

27. The Lizard (2004)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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A recently jailed petty thief disguises as a Mullah and succeeds in escaping; but has to stay in the Mullah' role longer than he expected to.

Director: Kamal Tabrizi | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Bahram Ebrahimi, Shahrokh Foroutanian, Farideh Sepah Mansour

Votes: 20,308

28. Joker (2021– )

Comedy, Reality-TV

6.4
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Some famous Iranian celebrities should make each other laugh in any way, but the main challenge is that they should not laugh. Siamak Ansari is the referee of the program and captures the smallest smile with the cameras.

Stars: Reza Bay, Shakib Shams, Amir Hossein Tehrani, Matinnaveie

Votes: 3,933

29. A Man of Integrity (2017)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama

7.2
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78 Metascore

A drama about corruption and injustice in Iranian society. You are the oppressed, or you have to join the oppressor to survive!

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof | Stars: Reza Akhlaghirad, Soudabeh Beizaee, Nasim Adabi, Zeinab Shabani

Votes: 2,191

30. Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015)

162 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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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: 10,877

31. 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 Farrokhnezhad, Hediyeh Tehrani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Pantea Bahram

Votes: 12,333

32. 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, Rouhollah Zamani

Votes: 3,108

33. Prostitution: Behind the Veil (2004)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary

6.9
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A documentary that follows two young women raising children and supporting drug habits through prostitution in a country ruled by fundamentalists.

Director: Nahid Persson | Star: Nahid Persson

Votes: 256

34. 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: 6,183

35. Yousuf e Payambar (2008–2009)

55 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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This story basically follows the most important happenings in Prophet Josephs life, from the view of muslims. The most important happenings are: 1. his travel to egypt 2. his rise and ... See full summary »

Stars: Mostafa Zamani, Katayoun Riahi, Mojtaba Makhdoumi, Mohammad Safari

Votes: 6,373

36. 3 Faces (2018)

100 min | Drama

7.1
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78 Metascore

Three actresses at different stages of their career. One from before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, one popular star of today known throughout the country, and a young girl longing to attend a drama conservatory.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Behnaz Jafari, Jafar Panahi, Marziyeh Rezaei, Maedeh Erteghaei

Votes: 3,930 | Gross: $0.07M

37. Beyond the Wall (2022)

126 min | Drama | Post-production

The life of a blind man starts to fall apart when a wandering woman enters his life.

Director: Vahid Jalilvand | Stars: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Dayana Habibi, Amir Aghaee, Saeed Dakh

38. Atabai (2020)

105 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.6
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The story is about Kazem, a middle-aged man who lives in a village. He has left the university because of a former love but when two sisters enter his life he falls in love once again.

Director: Niki Karimi | Stars: Hadi Hejazifar, Sajjad Dolati, Sahar Dolatshahi, Javad Ezati

Votes: 681

39. Once Upon a Time in Iran (2021– )

50 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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It is the story of a family on the first of September 1941, which undergoes changes during the occupation of Iran by the Allies.

Stars: Negar Javaherian, Ashkan Khatibi, Mehran Modiri, Babak Hamidian

Votes: 3,752

40. Ten (2002)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

7.4
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86 Metascore

A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mania Akbari, Amina Maher, Kamran Adl, Roya Akbari

Votes: 7,980 | Gross: $0.11M

41. Jeyran (2022– )

55 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.4
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In the Qajar era 1852, The king of Persia, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, falls in love with Jeyran, who loves Siavash.

Stars: Parinaz Izadyar, Bahram Radan, Amirhossein Fathi, Mahdi Pakdel

Votes: 1,003

42. Homework (1989)

86 min | Documentary, Drama

7.8
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In this documentary, Kiarostami asks a number of students about their school homework. The answers of some children shows the darker side of this method of education.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Babak Ahmadpoor, Farhang Akhavan, Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh, Abbas Kiarostami

Votes: 1,534

43. The White Balloon (1995)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Family

7.6
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Several people try to help a little girl to find the money her mom gave her to buy a goldfish with.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Aida Mohammadkhani, Mohsen Kafili, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Anna Borkowska

Votes: 7,601 | Gross: $0.47M

44. Zalava (2021)

93 min | Drama, Horror

6.4
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Investigating reports of demonic possessions in a remote village, a skeptical military officer finds his beliefs tested by an enigmatic exorcist.

Director: Arsalan Amiri | Stars: Navid Pourfaraj, Pouria Rahimi Sam, Hoda Zeinolabedin, Baset Rezaei

Votes: 302

45. The Black Cat (2020)

110 min | Adventure, Drama

5.3
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All cats love fish but hate to get their paws wet. Achieving the dreams might be difficult but not impossible, somehow there might be an easier solution; setting your ambitious ladder through the others at any cost, by any means.

Director: Karim Mohammad Amini | Stars: Bahram Radan, Tarlan Parvaneh, Hossein Pourkarimi, Kia Rokni

Votes: 217

46. No Choice (2020)

108 min | Drama

5.8
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No Choice is about three women who live in three different circumstances in Iran. Golbahar, a sixteen-year-old homeless girl who has been producing and selling babies since she was 11 years... See full summary »

Director: Reza Dormishian | Stars: Fatemah Motamed-Aria, Negar Javaherian, Parsa Pirouzfar, Pardis Ahmadieh

Votes: 283

47. Walnut Tree (2020)

100 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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Qader, a bricklayer from Sardasht in western Iran whose wife is pregnant with her 4th child, suddenly found himself amid a war crime perpetrated by the Saddam regime. On June 28th, 1987 ... See full summary »

Director: Mohammad Hossein Mahdavian | Stars: Payman Maadi, Mina Sadati, Minoo Sharifi, Mehran Modiri

Votes: 1,447

48. Zero Day (2020)

110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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The story is about the arresting of the famous terrorist Abdolmalek Rigi and how it was accomplished.

Director: Saeid Malekan | Stars: Abolfazl Amiri, Amir Jadidi, Saed Soheili, Tinoo Salehi

Votes: 784

49. No Date, No Signature (2017)

99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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71 Metascore

When Dr. Kaveh Nariman, a forensic pathologist, comes to work he encounters a corpse that looks familiar.

Director: Vahid Jalilvand | Stars: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Amir Aghaee, Hediyeh Tehrani, Zakieh Behbahani

Votes: 5,627 | Gross: $0.04M

50. Shahrzad (2015–2018)

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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In Iran, Tehran, 1953, Shahrzad and Farhad love each other and intend to get married, but the great mafia Bozorg Agha has decided another fate for them.

Stars: Taraneh Alidoosti, Mostafa Zamani, Shahab Hosseini, Parinaz Izadyar

Votes: 9,952


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