Iraq (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
Turtles Can Fly (2004)
8.1
85 metascore

Turtles Can Fly (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, War

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: 18,390 | Gross: $0.26M

Rhino Season (2012)
6.4
66 metascore

Rhino Season (2012)

88 min | Drama, History, Thriller

Kurdish-Iranian poet Sahel has just been released from a thirty-year prison sentence in Iran. Now the one thing keeping him going is the thought of finding his wife, who thinks him dead for over twenty years.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Monica Bellucci, Yilmaz Erdogan, Caner Cindoruk

Votes: 6,290

Life Is Strange: Before the Storm (2017 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

The story of Chloe's relationship with Rachel Amber before the manifestation of Max Caulfield's abilities.

Directors: William Beacham, Chris Floyd, Webb Pickersgill | Stars: Rhianna DeVries, Kylie Brown, Bootsie Park, Dan D.W. McCann

Votes: 2,798

My Sweet Pepper Land (2013)

100 min | Drama

Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, is now sheriff in Erbil, the capital city. No longer feeling useful in this society now at peace, he thinks about quitting the police force, but ... See full summary »

Director: Hiner Saleem | Stars: Korkmaz Arslan, Golshifteh Farahani, Suat Usta, Mir Murad Bedirxan

Votes: 2,201

Only the Dead (2015)

TV-MA | 77 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Australian journalist Michael Ware's experiences in Iraq during the 2003 war and after.

Directors: Bill Guttentag, Michael Ware | Stars: Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, Michael Ware

Votes: 3,200

Half Moon (2006)
7.2
72 metascore

Half Moon (2006)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Mamo, an old and legendary Kurdish musician living in Iran, plans to give one final concert in Iraqi Kurdistan. After seven months of trying to get a permit and rounding up his ten sons, he... See full summary »

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Ismail Ghaffari, Allah-Morad Rashtian, Farzin Sabooni, Kambiz Arshi

Votes: 2,679 | Gross: $0.00M

Scales (2019)

74 min | Drama, Mystery

Set in a dystopian landscape, SCALES is the story of a young strong-willed girl, Hayat, who lives in a poor fishing village governed by a dark tradition in which every family must give one ... See full summary »

Director: Shahad Ameen | Stars: Basima Hajjar, Yagoub Alfarhan, Abdulaziz Shtian, Ibrahim Al-Hasawi

Votes: 231

The Heart Sculpture (2019)

108 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A love story between a poor boy and a rich girl.

Director: Shwan Attoof | Stars: Halwest Muhammad, Nzar Salami, Narin Alan, Reshan Hemo

Votes: 421

Zagros (2017)

102 min | Drama

Havin, the young wife of Kurdish shepherd Zagros, is being accused of adultery. She flees with their daughter Rayhan from Kurdistan to Brussels. Zagros is convinced of her innocence, leaves his family to start a new life.

Director: Sahim Omar Kalifa | Stars: Maaike Neuville, Feyyaz Duman, Janne Desmet, Aziz Çapkurt

Votes: 496

Haifa Street (2019)

79 min | Drama, Romance, War

2006, Baghdad is ravaged by sectarian violence. Haifa Street is the epicenter of the conflict. Ahmed gets dropped off there by a taxi on his way to his beloved Suad's home to ask for her ... See full summary »

Director: Mohanad Hayal | Stars: Asaad Abdul Majeed, Iman Abdulhasan, Redhab Ahmad, Rudhab Ahmed

Votes: 72

Curse of Mesopotamia (2015)

91 min | Horror, Thriller

Five strangers, one nightmare, Hell reincarnated. Curse of Mesopotamia is the first english language genre film coming out of the Middle East. Starring a diverse international cast, it is based on the Newroz legend.

Director: Lauand Omar | Stars: Melissa Mars, Terrell Carter, Karim Saidi, Kaoutar Boudarraja

Votes: 190

Long Days (1981)

150 min | Action, Drama, History

In 1959 underground revolutionaries try to assassinate Prime Minister Abd al-Karim Kassem in Baghdad. News reports claim they have failed, and at first the revolutionaries lay low, but as ... See full summary »

Directors: Tewfik Saleh, Terence Young | Stars: Saddam Kamel, Nada Siham, Mohsin al-Azzawi, Ibrahim Jalai

Votes: 64

Not a War Story (2017)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

Hollywood collides with a group of veterans who are tired of the typical PTSD and valor-portrayed movies and decide to make an original dark humor zombie apocalypse film all on their own.

Director: Tim O'Donnell | Stars: Mana Afshar, Sean Astin, Mat Best, Dane Bingenheimer

Votes: 36

Son of Babylon (2009)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

A willful young boy follows his just as obstinate grandmother in a journey across Iraq, determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed's father, who never returned from war.

Director: Mohamed Al Daradji | Stars: Shazada Hussein, Yasser Talib, Bashir Al Majid, Salih Abdul Rahman Farhad

Votes: 1,314

El clásico (2015)

95 min | Drama

Two Kurdish little people in Iraq risk their lives to fulfill their dreams and that is to meet football hero Cristiano Ronaldo.

Director: Halkawt Mustafa | Stars: Ahmed Adel, Wrya Ahmed, Dana Ahmes, Kamaran Raoof

Votes: 462

Jani Gal (2007)

100 min | Drama, History

Setting: Sulaymaniah, Iraqi Kurdistan, in the 1940s. When his wife Kaleh goes into labor, her husband Jwamer runs to get the midwife. By ill luck, he runs into the middle of a political ... See full summary »

Director: Jamil Rostami | Stars: Nezar Selami, Rinas Voria, Abdol Hama Javan, Jian Ebrahim

Votes: 131

Hondros (2017)
7.6
68 metascore

Hondros (2017)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, War

HONDROS follows the life and career of famous war photographer Chris Hondros by exploring the poignant and often surprising stories behind this award-winning photojournalist's best-known ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Campbell | Stars: Pancho Bernasconi, Greg Campbell, Chris Hondros, Justin Merriman

Votes: 386

Inside IS: Ten days in the Islamic State (2016)

51 min | Documentary

German journalist Jürgen Todenhöfer uses this unique opportunity to expose ISIS' apocalyptic vision for the world and to document everyday life in the cities it controls. He finds a ... See full summary »

Director: Matías Basso | Star: Jürgen Todenhöfer

Votes: 88

Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) (2015)

334 min | Documentary

Chronicles of everyday life in Iraq before and after the U.S. invasion.

Director: Abbas Fahdel

Votes: 491

Accidental Anarchist (2017)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Carne Ross was a government highflyer. A career diplomat who believed Western Democracy could save us all. But working inside the system he came to see its failures, deceits and ulterior ... See full summary »

Directors: John Archer, Clara Glynn | Stars: Carne Ross, Hussein Azam, Pelai Pagès i Blanch, Murray Bookchin

Votes: 174

Clash of Loyalties (1983)

170 min | Drama, War

This movie is about the 1920 revolution in Iraq against the English occupation.

Director: Mohamed Shukri Jameel | Stars: Oliver Reed, Ghazi Al-Takritee, James Bolam, Youssef El Ani

Votes: 392

The Longest Road (I) (2016)

119 min | Documentary

A group of American veterans and a Muslim heart surgeon return to the Middle East to aid Iraqi and Syrian refugees in the grasp of ISIS.

Directors: Matthew Charles Hall, Jennifer Salcido | Stars: Richard Campos, Jimmy Cooper, Nemam Ghafouri, Kevin Graves

Votes: 12

A Flag Without a Country (2015)

97 min | Documentary, War

A documentary about Kurds, middle-east war and "Kurdistan", a nation with about 45m population and still without a country.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Nariman Anwar, Helly Luv

Votes: 161

Before Snowfall (2013)

96 min | Drama

A sixteen-year-old boy gets wrapped in plastic, and lowered into a tank truck full of crude oil. That's how Hisham Zaman's long awaited feature film debut begins.

Director: Hisham Zaman | Stars: Abdullah Taher, Suzan Ilir, Bahar Ozen, Ava Abdulsattar

Votes: 537

Peshmerga (2016)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, War

From July to December 2015, Bernard-Henri Lévy and a team of cameramen travelled the 1000 kilometres of the frontline that separates Iraqi Kurdistan from Daesh's troupes. From this journey,... See full summary »

Director: Bernard-Henri Lévy | Star: Bernard-Henri Lévy

Votes: 533

Al Qadisiyya (1981)

145 min | History

The movie is about the four days battle of qadisiyya between the Arab army under the command of Saad and the Persian army Andre the command of Rustum in the year 640 AD in Iraq

Director: Salah Abouseif | Stars: Suad Husni, Ezzat El Alaili, Shada Salim, Laila Taher

Votes: 73

The Woman of My Life (2015)

102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Six year old Azad (a Kurd from Iraq) was engaged to his cousin Vian but after that the two kids were separated due to the political situation. At 19, Azad accidentally witnessed the murder ... See full summary »

Director: Antony Donchev | Stars: Soran Ebrahim, Violeta Markovska, Mehmet Selim Akgul, Mihail Bilalov

Votes: 72

Hawa Baghdad (2019– )

Drama

The Show is telling a real romantic love story between the protagonists, as they struggled to reach to each other. In each episode, a separate romantic dramatic tale gathers Shams and Amir in Baghdad's magical atmosphere.

Stars: Zahra Habib, Eser West, Kadhim Al-Quraishiy, Anaam Al-Rubaye

Votes: 39

Weapon of Choice (2018)

90 min | Documentary

The Glock pistol has been fetishized in films and the arts, and is a regular top seller in the international arms market. This documentary tells the story of the rise of the Glock: the most sought-after service and murder weapon worldwide.

Directors: Fritz Ofner, Eva Hausberger

Votes: 138

To the Marriage of True Minds (2010)

11 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Two young men have escaped persecution in Baghdad. Now separated in the United Kingdom their reunion is dependent upon the remembrance of a sonnet by Shakespeare and a paper boat.

Director: Andrew Steggall | Stars: Waleed Elgadi, Amir Boutrous, Jane Bertish, Raad Rawi

Votes: 28

Red Heart (2011)

77 min | Drama, Romance

The teenagers Shirin and Soran are in love, and want to marry, but Shirin's father has arranged her marriage, and forbids them. On her wedding night Soran kidnaps her for them to be together.

Director: Halkawt Mustafa | Stars: Ali Ahmed, Soran Ebrahim, Soran Ibrahim, Shahen Jamal

Votes: 59

Selfie (2015– )

45 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Comedy series talking about the problems in saudi arabia

Stars: Nasser Al Qasabi, Reem Abdullah, Yousef Al-Jarrah, Abdulelah AlSinani

Votes: 484

Reseba: The Dark Wind (2016)

92 min | Drama, Romance, War

Radical Islamist militants attack a village in Iraq where a young Yazidi love couple prepares for marriage. From that moment onwards their lives are turned into a nightmare.

Director: Hussein Hassan Ali | Stars: Rekish Shahbaz, Diman Zandi, Adil Abdolrahman, Meryem Boobani

Votes: 80

Kilometre Zero (2005)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, War

Set during the Iraq-Iran war in the 80s, the film tells of a tragicomic road trip set in Iraq's Kurdistan.

Director: Hiner Saleem | Stars: Nazmi Kirik, Eyam Ekrem, Belçim Bilgin, Ehmed Qeladizeni

Votes: 441

The Journey (I) (2017)

82 min | Drama, Thriller

As Sara stands on the cusp of committing an unthinkable act, an unforeseen and awkward encounter gives her the opportunity to witness the potential consequences of her destructive action. But is this a second chance or an admission of guilt?

Director: Mohamed Al Daradji | Stars: Haydar Abdulamir, Huda Abdulamir, Bennet De Brabandere, Zahraa Ghandour

Votes: 336

Black Crow (2015)

6 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Crows, memories, emotions and minimal colours; Baghdad-based artist, Zahraa Al-Baghdadi, guides us through her process, her family line, and which things matter most to her in work and life.

Director: Yad Deen | Star: Zahraa Al-Baghdadi

Manawi Al Basha (2000– )

45 min | Drama, History

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Stars: Ghanim Hamid, Samar Mohammed, Sami Kaftan, Star Khudair

Mardan (2014)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

Mardan is a police officer who one day meets Leila, whose husband has disappeared. Mardan takes it on himself to solve the mystery.

Director: Batin Ghobadi | Stars: Hussein Hassan Ali, Helly Luv, Feyyaz Duman, Ismail Zagros

Votes: 157

Path of Maryam (2016)

76 min | Drama

Film about a father who takes his 8 years old daughter from Basrah to Karbala searching a cure for cancer

Director: Atia Jbara Al-Darraji | Stars: Asaad Abdul Majeed, Mohammad Atia, Shahad Atia, Fuad Hanoun

Votes: 50

Yara (I) (2018)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

Yara lives alone with her grandmother in an isolated valley, most of whose inhabitants have died or emigrated abroad. One day,Yara meets a young stranger.

Director: Abbas Fahdel | Stars: Michelle Wehbe, Elias Freifer, Mary Alkady, Elias Alkady

Votes: 262

Rahhala (2020)

Documentary, Music

A audio-visual experimental documentary exploring the evolution of humanity's exploitation of Earth's life and resources through four video essays on jellyfish, marine life, animals and finally robots and artificial intelligence.

Director: Lujain Jo

Dawn of the World (2008)

95 min | Drama, Romance, War

The Mesopotamian Marshes, at the delta of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, in the south of Iraq. This is where Mastour and Zahra grow up. Shortly after their marriage, Mastour and Zahra are... See full synopsis »

Director: Abbas Fahdel | Stars: Karim Saleh, Hafsia Herzi, Hiam Abbass, Sayed Ragab

Votes: 216

Memories on Stone (2014)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, History

Kurdish childhood friends Hussein (37) and Alan (40) direct and produce a film about the genocide of Kurdish people in Iraq, the Anfal campaign in 1988. They learn that, to achieve veracity... See full summary »

Director: Shawkat Amin Korki | Stars: Bangen Ali, Hussein Hassan Ali, Salih Arif, Nazmi Kirik

Votes: 142

Nowhere to Hide (2016)
7.9
82 metascore

Nowhere to Hide (2016)

86 min | Documentary, War

"Nowhere to Hide" follows a man - the medic and father Nori Sharif - through 5 years of dramatic change in the war-torn Diyala-province; one of the most dangerous provinces in the middle of... See full summary »

Director: Zaradasht Ahmed | Stars: Abu Fallah, Hans Husum, Mudhafar, Nori Sharif

Votes: 176

Chemical Ali (2004)

59 min | Documentary

A horrifying account of Saddam's use of chemical weapons, and the atrocities his sidekick "Chemical Ali" performed in the name of the Ba'ath Party.

Directors: Kawa Akrawi, Jano Rosebiani | Stars: Ali Hassan Al-Majid, Saddam Hussein

Votes: 6

Underexposure (2005)

74 min | Drama, War

Iraqi filmmaker Hassan documents the lives of his friends and neighbors in the tumultuous days following the U.S. invasion of his country.

Director: Oday Rasheed | Stars: Samar Qahtan, Myriam Abbas, Hussein Abdul-Kareem, Youssef El Ani

Votes: 34

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

Votes: 15

Flying of Stone (2017)

10 min | Short, Drama

The teacher, a girl from a city becomes a teacher in a village, she is in love with Shero who is a guy from the village, she has to choose one among Shero, Son of the chief of the village and humanity.

Director: Hardi Hassan | Stars: Kardina Hemn, Hama Koyi, Sirwan Mahmood Gly, Shaxawan Mustafa

Crossing the Dust (2006)

73 min | Drama

A road movie set in Iraq in 2003 during the fall of Saddam. Two Kurds are looking for the parents of a five-year-old boy who has been found in the street in tears. His name is Saddam too. ... See full summary »

Director: Shawkat Amin Korki | Stars: Adil Abdolrahman, Hussein Hassan Ali, Aba Rash, Eyam Ekrem

Votes: 82

Forgotten Chords (2016)

72 min | Documentary, History, Music

Four hundred years ago, during the Safavid and Ottoman era, forty thousand Afsharid Turks were resettled by the King of Persia from Anatolia to the northeastern frontiers of the Persian ... See full summary »

Director: Soran Mardookhi

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