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: 2,102 | 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: 3,311 | 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, Anthony Quinn, Akim Tamiroff, Elsa Martinelli

Votes: 445

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)
7.4
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: 8,278 | Gross: $1.13M

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: 4,144 | Gross: $0.15M

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: 254

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: 107

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, Karan Jeet Singh, Nahid Yakmanesh

Votes: 18

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: 809

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: 2,146 | Gross: $0.04M

No Greater Love (I) (2015)
6.8
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: 129 | Gross: $0.03M

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: 107

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: 233

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

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: 83

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

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

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: 464

Hava, Maryam, Ayesha (2019)

86 min | Drama

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

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: 507

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: 60

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

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, Bhasker Patel, Homayoun Ershadi, Andrew Shaver

Votes: 74

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: 20

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

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: 259

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: 84

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

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: 347

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: 196

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: 44

The New Barbarianism (2017)

59 min | Documentary, War

Health care and humanitarian workers are increasingly in the cross-hairs as hospitals and aid centers have become part of the battlefield in today's wars.

Directors: Justin Kenny, J Stephen Morrison | Stars: Mohammed Abdulla Ghalib Ali, Samer Attar, Jason Cone, Dr. Esmatullah Esmat

Votes: 14

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

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: 676

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: 526

When You Hear the Bells (2016)

25 min | Short

In Afghanistan, bachas are young male prostitutes obliged to dance, dressed as girls, for a male audience. They are under the control of a master. When You Hear the Bells tells the story of... See full summary »

Director: Chabname Zariab | Stars: Shafiq Ahmad Ali, Arya Vossoughi, Farhad Faghih Habibi, Sayed Hashimi

Votes: 44

Dar-Badar

Drama | Post-production

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

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: 7

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

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: 41

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: 320

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: 43

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 Soldier's Star (2006)

100 min | Drama, History, War

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Director: Christophe de Ponfilly | Stars: Sacha Bourdo, Patrick Chauvel, Philippe Caubère, Hanns Zischler

Votes: 118

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: 73

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: 64

Motley's Law (2015)

85 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

'I grew up in a bad neighborhood and Kabul is just that; another bad neighborhood' The last international troops will leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014. 38-year old Kimberley Motley has ... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Nielsen Horanyi | Stars: Triera Holley, Kimberley Motley

Votes: 97

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: 101

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

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