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 Kite Runner (2007)
7.6
61 metascore

The Kite Runner (2007)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama

After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Khalid Abdalla, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Atossa Leoni, Shaun Toub

Votes: 76,357 | Gross: $15.80M

The Hornet's Nest (2014)
6.7
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: 2,238 | Gross: $0.31M

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, Çagla Naz Kargi, Ushan Çakir

Votes: 28

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: 4,459 | Gross: $0.15M

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, Quodratollah Qadiri, Sediqa, Ahmad Fayaz Osmani

Votes: 403

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: 3,607 | Gross: $0.06M

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: 476

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

Osama (2003)
7.3
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: 8,512 | Gross: $1.13M

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: 229

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: 196

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: 122

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: 23

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: 2,182 | Gross: $0.04M

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: 258

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: 516

The Dogs Didn't Sleep Last Night (2020)

90 min | Drama | Post-production

In a remote area in Afghanistan, stories of the lives of a young shepherdess, a bridcatcher boy and a mourning teacher are intertwined by the wounds of war which are still bleeding.

Director: Ramin Rasouli | Stars: Negin Parsa, Atefeh Amini, Qasem Alizadeh, Amir Hossein Sadeghi

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: 261

No Greater Love (I) (2015)
7.4
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: 178 | Gross: $0.03M

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: 873

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, Homayoun Ershadi, Bhasker Patel

Votes: 87

The Network (2013)
6.4
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: 80

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: 442

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: 543

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: 369

An Apple from Paradise (2010)

85 min | Drama, War

A pious old man, who is a proponent of suicide attackers, comes to Kabul to visit his only son, who, after the holy war had remained in the Soviet Union. He had enrolled his son in a ... See full summary »

Director: Homayun Morowat | Stars: Hashmat Fanaei, Radzhab Khuseynov, Mohaiuddin Safa, Wali Talsh

Votes: 20

Hava, Maryam, Ayesha (2019)

86 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

Votes: 77

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: 549

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: 104

Black Kite (2017)

87 min | Drama

Arian loves kites but a changing Afghanistan stands in his way. When the Taliban take power and ban kite flying, he all but gives up on his passion. However, to give his daughter Seema a ... See full summary »

Director: Tarique Qayumi | Stars: Haji Gul Aser, Leena Alam, Zohra Nasim, Hamid Noorzay

Votes: 44

Elephantbird (2018)

15 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

The last wish of an old Afghan man is to give his "elephant-bird" (turkey) to his grandchild, but this simple wish is hard to realize.

Director: Amir Masoud Soheili | Stars: Gholam Farouq Baraki, Hashmat Fanaei, Naser Hashemi, Alavi Sayed Murteza

Votes: 7

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: 84

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: 22

Firedancer (2002)
6.9
46 metascore

Firedancer (2002)

79 min | Drama

A young Afghan-American on a journey of "self-discovery".

Directors: Ashok Nanda, Jawed Wassel | Stars: Zee Richard, Mariam Weiss, Yunis Azizi, Samira Cameron

Votes: 20

Kabuli kid (2008)

97 min | Drama

A woman in a light-blue chadri abandons her infant in the backseat of a cab in the bustling streets of post-war Kabul.

Director: Barmak Akram | Stars: Haji Gul Aser, Valéry Schatz, Amélie Glenn, Mohammad Chafi Sahel

Votes: 277

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: 121

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, Rockey Raina

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: 687

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: 77

House No. 111 (2012)

Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Drama

Basir, an afghan raised in Europe returns to Afghanistan to sell his old house for his mother. At first ,Basir is very weary of Afghanistan and does not speak to anyone or make friends. ... See full summary »

Director: Aziz Deldar

Frame by Frame (2015)
8.0
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: 108

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

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

The Red Bicycle (2020)

13 min | Short, Crime, Drama

Set in contemporary Afghanistan, a red bicycle opens two windows into the world of two Afghan women.

Director: Fazila Amiri | Stars: Farzana Nawabi, Sadam Wahidi, Mahal Wak

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: 67

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: 352

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, Hakim Diljo, Emaan

Votes: 10

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: 172

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: 46

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: 16

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