Afghanistan (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating
The Hornet's Nest (2014)
6.6
61 metascore

The Hornet's Nest (2014)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Action, History

Armed only with their cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history.

Directors: David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud | Stars: Frank Adamski, Ofren Arrechaga, Ed Bankston, Carlos Boettcher

Votes: 2,075 | Gross: $0.31M

Korengal (2014)
6.8
67 metascore

Korengal (2014)

R | 84 min | Documentary, History, News

Korengal picks up where Restrepo left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war.

Director: Sebastian Junger | Stars: LaMonta Caldwell, Miguel Cortez, Stephen Gillespie, Aron Hijar

Votes: 3,259 | Gross: $0.06M

The Patience Stone (2012)
7.1
64 metascore

The Patience Stone (2012)

R | 102 min | Drama, War

In a war ridden country a woman watches over the husband reduced to a vegetable state by a bullet in the neck, abandoned by Jihad companions and brothers. One day, the woman decides to say things to him she could never have done before.

Director: Atiq Rahimi | Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Hamid Djavadan, Hassina Burgan, Massi Mrowat

Votes: 4,116 | Gross: $0.15M

Blue Movie (Afghanistan) (2010 Video)

12 min | Short, War

War, the real pornography. 'Soviet, Taliban, that's one of ours, Soviet again...' In a monotone the man identifies the rusting tanks and mortars littering the fields. We bump along in the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeanne Hilary | Stars: Nathalie Bertrand, Harriet Black, Claire Catenaccio, Luc Goodhart

Marco the Magnificent (1965)

100 min | Adventure, Biography

Young Marco Polo travels to China to help Kublai Khan fight against rebels, headed by his own son, with a new invention: gunpowder.

Directors: Denys de La Patellière, Raoul Lévy, Noël Howard | Stars: Horst Buchholz, Anthony Quinn, Akim Tamiroff, Elsa Martinelli

Votes: 443

Osama (2003)
7.4
83 metascore

Osama (2003)

PG-13 | 83 min | Drama

After the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan and the restriction of women in public life, a pre-teen girl is forced to masquerade as a boy in order to find work to support her mother and grandmother.

Director: Siddiq Barmak | Stars: Marina Golbahari, Zubaida Sahar, Khwaja Nader, Mohammad Arif Herati

Votes: 8,242 | Gross: $1.13M

The Orphanage (2019)

90 min | Drama

A 15-year-old ticket scalper in Kabul dreams of Bollywood until the Soviets force him into a state facility.

Director: Shahrbanoo Sadat | Stars: Anwar Hashimi, Arthur Köstler, Daria Gaiduk, Masihullah

Votes: 6

Kabul, City in the Wind (2018)

88 min | Documentary

The film is a sobering, intimate and warm account of daily life in Kabul during the silent intervals between suicide bombings. The bombings that happened, and those that will, define life ... See full summary »

Director: Aboozar Amini

Votes: 79

No Greater Love (I) (2015)
7.1
85 metascore

No Greater Love (I) (2015)

TV-14 | 94 min | Documentary

No Greater Love explores a combat deployment through the eyes of an Army chaplain, as he and his men fight their way through a hellish tour in one of the most dangerous places in Afghanistan and then as they struggle to reintegrate home.

Director: Justin Roberts | Stars: Gene Delgado, Jameson Lindskog

Votes: 123 | Gross: $0.03M

A Few Cubic Meters of Love (2014)

90 min | Drama, Romance

A romance blooms between a young Iranian man working in a factory in Tehran and the daughter of an Afghan worker.

Director: Jamshid Mahmoudi | Stars: Hasiba Ebrahimi, Nader Fallah, Masoud Mirtaheri, Alireza Ostadi

Votes: 456

The Diplomat (2015)

TV-14 | 104 min | Documentary, Biography

THE DIPLOMAT tells the remarkable story of the life and legacy of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, whose singular career spanned fifty years of American foreign policy - from Vietnam to Afghanistan.

Director: David Holbrooke | Stars: Madeleine Albright, Christiane Amanpour, Rina Amiri, Kofi Annan

Votes: 253

Hell and Back Again (2011)
6.5
81 metascore

Hell and Back Again (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Action, History

What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home? Hell and Back Again is a cinematically revolutionary film that asks and answers these questions with a power and ... See full summary »

Director: Danfung Dennis | Stars: Nathan Harris, Ashley Harris, The Marines of Echo Company, Christian Cabaniss

Votes: 2,137 | Gross: $0.04M

Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden (2013)

TV-14 | 102 min | Documentary, History, War

Filled with testimony and recollections from actual C.I.A. agents, this in-depth account reveals the remarkable true story of the pursuit of the world's most notorious terrorist, Osama bin Laden.

Director: Greg Barker | Star: Nada Bakos

Votes: 803

Emaan (2011)

81 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

The film is based around the life of Emaan, a young, honest policeman who doesnt mind bending the rules to uphold justice. The story begins with the police investigating the rape and murder... See full synopsis »

Director: Haris Yosufi | Stars: Tamana Amini, Emaan, Roientan Enkesar, Abida Frotan

Votes: 27

Game Over (VI) (2015)

78 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

Djalal was obsessed with war games before he could walk. He was raised as an only child in a middle class Spanish family with his parents indulging his every whim. He got all sorts of toy ... See full summary »

Director: Alba Sotorra | Stars: Djalal Mohamed Banchs, Anna Banchs Semper

Votes: 31

The Network (2013)
6.9
47 metascore

The Network (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, History, News

The Network is a documentary set behind the scenes at the largest television network in one of the most unstable and dangerous places on earth, Afghanistan.

Director: Eva Orner

Votes: 48

Utopia (2015)

85 min | Drama, War

Janan, a woman from Afghanistan, travels to the UK for artificial insemination. Cultural, religious, and moral complications explode when William, a medical sciences student working in the clinic, switches the donor's semen for his own.

Director: Hassan Nazer | Stars: Hannah Spearritt, Andrew Shaver, Homayoun Ershadi, Bhasker Patel

Votes: 74

RocKabul (2018)

77 min | Documentary, Music, War

Today, Afghans are one of the largest migrant populations fleeing their country for Europe/the West. Since 2002 the international community has injected more than a trillion dollars into ... See full summary »

Director: Travis Beard | Stars: Travis Beard, Mohd Qais Shaghasy

Votes: 41

The Land of the Enlightened (2016)

87 min | Documentary, Drama, War

A gang of Afghan kids from the Kuchi tribe dig out old Soviet mines and sell the explosives to children working in a lapis lazuli mine. When not dreaming of the time when American troops ... See full summary »

Director: Pieter-Jan De Pue | Stars: Gholam Nasir, Khyrgyz Baj, Noor, Zulfu

Votes: 503

Lina (I) (2017)

90 min | Drama

After blood examines, Maryam finds out that her parents are not their biological parents. Maryam is determined to find out who her biological father is and why he never came back for her. ... See full summary »

Director: Ramin Rasouli | Stars: Amir Aghaee, Fahim Ebrahimi, Hasiba Ebrahimi, Homayoun Ershadi

Votes: 21

Wajma, an Afghan Love Story (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

It's snowing in Kabul, and gregarious waiter Mustafa charms a pretty student named Wajma. The pair begins a clandestine relationship - they're playful and passionate but ever mindful of the... See full summary »

Director: Barmak Akram | Stars: Wajma Bahar, Mustafa Abdulsatar, Haji Gul Aser, Brehna Bahar

Votes: 256

What We Left Unfinished (2019)

71 min | Documentary

WHAT WE LEFT UNFINISHED tells the story of five unfinished fiction feature films from the Communist era in Afghanistan (1978-1991), and the people who went to crazy lengths to make them, in... See full summary »

Director: Mariam Ghani | Stars: Noor Hashim Abir, Adela Adim, Latif Ahmadi, Asadollah Aram

Votes: 5

Stray Dogs (2004)

93 min | Drama

The story of survival of 2 children in post-Taliban Afghanistan. Their mother has been imprisoned for "adultery" and their father is in Guantanamo Bay.

Director: Marzieh Makhmalbaf | Stars: Gol-Ghotai, Zahed, Agheleh Rezaie, Sohrab Akbari

Votes: 519

Tell Spring Not to Come This Year (2015)

84 min | Documentary, War

The war in Afghanistan, through the eyes of the Afghans who live it.

Directors: Saeed Taji Farouky, Michael McEvoy

Votes: 345

Parting (2016)

74 min | Drama, Romance

Two young Afghans,Fereshteh and Nabi, are in love, but Fereshteh has to follow her parents and leave Afghanistan to find refuge in Iran. Nabi decides to illegally cross the border, find ... See full summary »

Director: Navid Mahmoudi | Stars: Reza Ahmadi, Fereshteh Hosseini, Behrang Alavi, Nazanin Bayati

Votes: 191

Code Al

Action | Pre-production

Private military operation in Afghanistan with Indian and Afghan commandos.

Director: Shekhar Sirrinn | Stars: Sunil Shetty, Makrand Deshpande, Zakir Hussain, Humayoon Shams Khan

A Thousand Girls Like Me (2018)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

Khatera, a 23 year old Afghan woman, is a victim of sexual abuse from her father. She tells her story publicly on national TV, seeking punishment for her perpetrator and shedding light onto the faulty Afghan judicial system.

Director: Sahra Mani | Star: Khatera

Votes: 33

Earth and Ashes (2004)

102 min | Drama

Elderly Dastaguir and his newly deaf 5-year-old grandson Yassin hitchhike and walk, but mostly walk, as they make their way to the coal mine where Dastaguir's son Murad works. Dastaguir ... See full summary »

Director: Atiq Rahimi | Stars: Abdul Ghani, Jawan Mard Homayoun, Sher Agah, Kader Arefi

Votes: 318

Wolf and Sheep (2016)

86 min | Drama

Based upon unpublished diaries, the film assumes the role of an anthropologist observing remote shepherd communities in Afghanistan where wolves and sheep have equal importance.

Director: Shahrbanoo Sadat | Stars: Sediqa, Qodrat, Amina, Sahar

Votes: 230

Dust (III) (2016)

Action, Drama

Azra, Emir, Ahmet are three siblings who were born and raised in Istanbul, their family originally from Afghanistan. After their mother's death, Azra who regrets about her weakness of ... See full summary »

Director: Gozde Kural | Stars: Sayeed Masud Ahmadi, Erkan Akbulut, Haji Gul Aser, Muhammed Cangören

Votes: 98

Trauma (I) (2018)

91 min | Documentary, War

After saving lives on the battlefields of Afghanistan, the members of a medevac unit return home to their families, each wounded in different ways.

Director: Harry Sanna

Votes: 21

No Burqas Behind Bars (2012)

77 min | Documentary, Drama

This documentary takes viewers inside one of the worlds most restricted environments - an afghan women's' prison. Through the prisoners own stories we explore how moral crimes are used to control women in Afghanistan.

Directors: Maryam Ebrahimi, Nima Sarvestani

Votes: 155

Rona, Azim's Mother (2018)

89 min | Drama

Azim, an afghan refugee, who works at the municipality at night, lives in Tehran along with his family. Being the head of entire family and as the eldest brother, he arranges for his ... See full summary »

Director: Jamshid Mahmoudi | Stars: Mohsen Tanabandeh, Mojtaba Pirzadeh, Fatemeh Hosseini, Fereshteh Hosseini

Votes: 55

The Black Tulip (2010)
7.2
37 metascore

The Black Tulip (2010)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Family

The Mansouri family opens up a new restaurant after the fall of the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan only to be subsequently targeted by factional Taliban elements.

Director: Sonia Nassery Cole | Stars: Haji Gul Aser, Sonia Nassery Cole, Leo Solomon, Somajia Razaya

Votes: 79

Snow Monkey (2015)

148 min | Documentary

Snow Monkey is an epic portrait of daily life in Jalalabad, where art activist Gittoes recruited gangs of war-damaged children to shoot local, Pashto-style films: vibrant, colorful and ... See full summary »

Director: George Gittoes

Votes: 36

Laila at the Bridge (2018)

96 min | Documentary

Laila Haidari survived child marriage and her own traumatic past to battle one of the deadliest problems in Afghanistan: heroin addiction. As the "mother of the addicts," she must prevail ... See full summary »

Directors: Elizabeth Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei

Votes: 40

Mina Walking (2015)

110 min | Drama

12 year-old Mina cooks, sews, washes and works selling knick-knacks on the war-torn streets of Kabul to feed her neglectful father and senile grandfather. Nobody praises her. She spends her life walking without looking back or stopping.

Director: Yosef Baraki | Stars: Farzana Nawabi, Hashmatullah Fanai, Qadir Aryaie, Marina Golbahari

Votes: 72

16 Days in Afghanistan (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

16 Days in Afghanistan is a documentary that documents the state of Afghan people after the fall of the Taliban.

Director: Anwar Hajher

Votes: 11

Opium War (2008)

90 min | Drama, War

Two American soldiers wounded in the Afghanistan desert stumble across a Russian tank which has a group of Afghanis living inside.

Director: Siddiq Barmak | Stars: Peter Bussian, Joe Suba, Fawad Samani, Jawanmard Paiez

Votes: 80

Canine Soldiers (2016)

66 min | Documentary, War

Canine Soldiers explores the experience of going to war with a Military Working Dog, trained to find bombs before they can kill or maim soldiers, often at the expense of the dog's sanity.

Director: Nancy Schiesari

Votes: 8

Frame by Frame (2015)
7.9
84 metascore

Frame by Frame (2015)

85 min | Documentary, War

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli | Stars: Massoud Hossaini, Wakil Kohsar, Najibullah Musafer, Farzana Wahidy

Votes: 104

The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique (2011)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Immortal Technique emerged from prison a changed man. As his inner journey continues he travels the world promoting a revolution of consciousness through hip-hop. His path from a troubled ... See full summary »

Director: Cary Stuart | Stars: Pam Africa, Chuck D, DJ Green Lantern, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 176

Buzkashi Boys (2012)

28 min | Short, Drama

Set against the dramatic landscape of contemporary Afghanistan and the National sport of Buzkashi - a brutal game of horse polo played with a dead goat - Buzkashi Boys tells the coming of ... See full summary »

Director: Sam French | Stars: Fawad Mohammadi, Jawanmard Paiz, Wali Talash

Votes: 677

I Am a Girl (2013)

88 min | Documentary, Biography

Six girls coming of age, ready to become something extraordinary.

Director: Rebecca Barry | Star: Habiba

Votes: 100

A Letter to the President (2017)

83 min | Drama

Soraya, a low-level government official, is imprisoned when she defends a woman from village lords. Behind bars, she writes the Afghan President for help.

Director: Roya Sadat | Stars: Leena Alam, Aziz Deldar, Mamnoun Maqsoudi, Zareen Nory

Votes: 40

Dar-Badar

Drama | Post-production

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Director: Rohit Khaitan | Stars: Madhur Bhandarkar, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Nidhi Joshi, Shoaib Lodin

Alexander's Lost World (2013– )

89 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

Did Alexander the Great really build sixteen cities in Afghanistan, or was he the destroyer of a far more ancient civilization? David Adams goes in search of the most alluring of them all -... See full summary »

Star: David Adams

Votes: 63

I Am the Revolution (2018)

74 min | Documentary, Biography

The inspiring story of three women risking their lives to incite political, activist, and armed uprisings in Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq.

Director: Benedetta Argentieri | Stars: Rojda Felat, Selay Ghaffar, Yanar Mohammed

Bachashem (2019– )

40 min | Reality-TV

Bachashem is Afghanistan first television reality show, It follows the Big Brother and big boss format,.

Stars: Freshta Alimi, Humayoon Shams Khan, Ramize Khan, Shabana Noori

Kabullywood (2017)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, War

A group of young Afghan artists decide to open a cultural center in the heart of Kabul.

Director: Louis Meunier | Stars: Roya Heydari, Farid Joya, Ghulam Reza Rajabi, Omid Rawendah

Votes: 17

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