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

Three Songs for Benazir (2021)

22 min | Short

Even as Shaista's love for Benazir is palpable, the choices he must make to build a life with her have profound consequences.

Directors: Elizabeth Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei

Votes: 68

Osama (2003)
7.4
83 metascore

Osama (2003)

PG-13 | 83 min | Drama, War

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: 9,020 | Gross: $1.13M

The Patience Stone (2012)
6.9
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: 5,104 | Gross: $0.15M

Korengal (2014)
6.8
67 metascore

Korengal (2014)

R | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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: 3,890 | Gross: $0.06M

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: 298

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, Grégoire Aslan, Robert Hossein, Elsa Martinelli

Votes: 549

I Am You (2019)

89 min | Drama

I Am You is inspired by the story of a refugee, the horrendous conditions before his heroic journey, the heartbreaking indifference confronting him along the way, and the uplifting power and humanity found in hope, truth and justice.

Director: Sonia Nassery Cole | Stars: Damla Sönmez, Cansu Tosun, Defne Kayalar, Ushan Çakir

Votes: 158

When Pomegranates Howl (2020)

80 min | Drama, War

Granaz Moussavi's (My Tehran For Sale) outstanding new film is in the tradition of the great child-centred works of the 1980s when Kiarostami and Amir Naderi (to whom this film is dedicated... See full summary »

Director: Granaz Moussavi | Stars: Arafat Faiz, Elham Ahmad Ayazi, Saeida Sadat, Freshta Alimi

Votes: 35

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, Qodrat, Nahid Yakmanesh, Ahmad Fayaz Osmani

Votes: 625

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 | Stars: Nada Bakos, Peter Bergen, Philip Mudd, Jose Rodriguez

Votes: 1,024

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: 153

Hava, Maryam, Ayesha (2019)

83 min | Drama

Three Afghan women from different social background, living in Kabul, are facing a big challenge in their lives. Hava, a traditional pregnant woman whom no one cares about, is living with ... See full summary »

Director: Sahraa Karimi | Stars: Arezoo Ariapoor, Fereshta Afshar, Hasiba Ebrahimi, Zubaida Ahmadi

Votes: 142

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: 2,282 | Gross: $0.04M

The Lost Mother

77 min | Drama | Completed

A helpless woman struggling to survive in a patriarchal society.

Director: Lida Aseer | Stars: Lida Aseer, Hadji Gul Aseer, Sahar Saba, Sahar Yousufzai

Once a Marine (2020)

Unrated | 65 min | Documentary, War

A group of Afghanistan veterans struggle to find meaning from their sacrifices in a war that doesn't end when they come back home.'

Director: Stephen Canty | Stars: Darren Doss, Deb Schiano, Xavier Zell, Jacob Zipay

Votes: 57

Dar-Badar

45 min | Drama | Completed

Dar-Badar is a human story of displacement, refuge, dreams, reality, success, failure, resilience, challenges, co-incidences and life altering experiences. Dar-Badar is a Farsi and Urdu ... See full summary »

Director: Rohit Khaitan | Stars: Madhur Bhandarkar, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Shoaib Lodin, Mohammad Chacho

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: 432

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: Qodrat, Amina, Sahar, Masuma

Votes: 304

Seven and a Half (2019)

75 min | Drama

The lives of seven women and their personal struggles.

Director: Navid Mahmoudi | Stars: Neda Jebraeili, Hasti Mahdavifar, Anahita Afshar, Fereshteh Hosseini

Votes: 241

No Greater Love (I) (2015)
7.5
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: 206 | Gross: $0.03M

Utopia (I) (2015)

85 min | Drama

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, Bhasker Patel, Homayoun Ershadi

Votes: 116

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: 531

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: 32

The Network (2013)
6.3
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: 88

Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame (2007)

81 min | Drama, War

In Afghanistan, a young girl wants to go to school and learn to read and write, but is met with hostility or indifference.

Director: Hana Makhmalbaf | Stars: Abbas Alijome, Abdolali Hoseinali, Nikbakht Noruz

Votes: 2,156

Drowning in Holy Water (2020)

81 min | Drama

A young Afghan couple is trying to leave Afghanistan and to exile to Europe from Afghanistan in a hope to find a better life. To execute this plan, they first illegally arrive in Iran by ... See full summary »

Director: Navid Mahmoudi | Stars: Matin Heydarinia, Sadaf Asgari, Ali Shadman, Neda Jebraeili

Votes: 154

The Black Tulip (2010)
7.1
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: 109

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: 614

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: 615

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: 31

Two-Legged Horse (2008)

101 min | Drama

A wealthy boy hires a poor child to carry him around like a horse.

Director: Samira Makhmalbaf | Stars: Ziya Mirza Mohamad, Haron Ahad, Gol-Ghotai, Khojeh Nader

Votes: 547

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

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: 30

Rona, Azim's Mother (2018)

80 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: 323

Kabul, City in the Wind (2018)

88 min | Documentary

A city is an orchestration of its inhabitants. The film portraits the city Kabul through daily details of two kids and a bus driver, set against the background of a city destroyed by politic and religious powers.

Director: Aboozar Amini

Votes: 142

Stones from the Desert (2015)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Movie about a stoning execution.

Directors: Bruno Jubin, Max Olivier | Stars: Max Olivier, Helena de Miguel, Joel Montagud, Bruno Jubin

Votes: 18

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: 122

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Drama | Announced

Follow 30 years of Afghan history through a female lens, exploring the impact of war through a story of friendship and the triumph of love.

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: 377

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: 79

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: 274

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: 64

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: 135

Children of Kabul (2011)

25 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

Children of Kabul provides rare access to the war-torn streets of Kabul, Afghanistan, documenting the unfolding tragedy of child labor. Taking you into the lives of four young Afghan ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Bougher, Jawad Wahabzada

Votes: 18

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: 75

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: 602

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: 43

Hassan - The image of our common pain (2018)

111 min | Drama, Family

"Hassan" is a family drama film that demonstrates love, compassion and humanity amongst the Afghan community living in Afghanistan and abroad. Hassan runs a non-profit lotto company which ... See full summary »

Director: Emaan | Stars: Leena Alam, Haroon Azizi, Harjeet Dhillon, Hakim Diljo

Votes: 12

In the Rumbling Belly of Motherland (2021)

83 min | Documentary

As conductors of information, three journalists report on bombings, elections, and Taliban and US 'peace talks' for the Women's News Network in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Director: Brishkay Ahmed | Stars: Najwa Alimi, Mahboby Fresta, Khalida Rasheed, Nazanin Sadid

Frame by Frame (2015)
7.8
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: 122

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