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: 16,759 | Gross: $0.26M

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: 2,059

Rhino Season (2012)
6.5
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: 5,646

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, Ali Karkhi

Votes: 16

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: 3,003

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: 383

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: 47

Nowhere to Hide (2016)
8.0
82 metascore

Nowhere to Hide (2016)

86 min | Documentary

"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: 169

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: 1,832

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: 2,364 | Gross: $0.00M

Hondros (2017)
7.5
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: 320

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: 174

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: 210

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: 31

Peykary Dll (The Heart Sculpture) (2019)

Comedy, Drama, Musical

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

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

Votes: 229

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: 395

A Flag Without a Country (2015)

97 min | Documentary

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: 146

Peshmerga (2016)

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: 94

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: 502

Bitter Bread (2019)

87 min | Documentary

Chronicles of daily life in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon.

Director: Abbas Fahdel

Votes: 44

War Photographer (2019)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

A photographer struggles to balance life in war zones with being the father of four.

Director: Boris B. Bertram | Stars: Marie Bitsch-Larsen, Elias Sekjær Grarup, Jan Grarup, Marikka Sekjær Grarup

Votes: 45

Iraqi Odyssey (2014)
7.5
60 metascore

Iraqi Odyssey (2014)

Not Rated | 162 min | Documentary

Tracing the emigrations of his family over more than half a century, this riveting 3D documentary epic from acclaimed expatriate Iraqi filmmaker Samir pays moving homage to the frustrated ... See full summary »

Director: Samir

Votes: 153

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: 25

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: 1,051

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: 110

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: 55

Al-mas' Ala Al-Kubra (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, Yousef al-Any

Votes: 377

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: 212

Black Crow (2015)

6 min | Documentary, Short, Biography | Completed

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

House Without Roof (2016)

117 min | Drama

HOUSE WITHOUT ROOF is about the journey of the siblings LIYA, JAN and ALAN who were born in the Kurdish area of the Iraq and grown up in Germany. The three of them want to fulfill their ... See full summary »

Director: Soleen Yusef | Stars: Mina Sadic, Sasun Sayan, Murat Seven, Wedad Sabri

Votes: 102

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: Bennet De Brabandere, Zahraa Ghandour, Ameer Jabarah, Michel Kandinsky

Votes: 152

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: Hussein Hassan Ali, Salih Arif, Nazmi Kirik, Shima Molaei

Votes: 122

Carga (II) (2018)

Short, Action, Horror

Marta and Juan travel to Iraq to uncover the secrets of an abandoned cigarette factory.

Director: Yad Deen | Stars: Tania Watson, Agustín Mateo, Rawand Khalid Saeed, Youssef Osman

Votes: 14

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: 83

I Want to Live (2015)

106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

I Want to Live is a documentary on the lives of Kurdish Refugees from Syria, living in refugee camps in Kurdistan. Shot on location, it is set against the Syrian civil war and the ISIS (... See full summary »

Director: Karzan Kardozi

Votes: 2,313

Accidental Anarchist (2017)

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: 128

American Herro (2009 Video)

57 min | History

American Herro is the remarkable story of a young Kurdish girl who comes to America as a refugee from Iraq and lives out the American dream. 30-years later, traveling the globe working for ... See full summary »

Director: Kirk Roos | Stars: Herro Mustafa, Kirk Roos

Votes: 18

Long Days (1980)

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: 60

Leaving Baghdad (2010)

85 min | Drama

Leaving Baghdad is a road movie that follows Sadik, the personal cameraman to the leader Saddam Hussein, at the end of the nineties. Sadik is trying to escape the grip of the regime, being ... See full summary »

Director: Koutaiba Al-Janabi | Stars: Sadik Al-Attar, Jasim Al-Timimi, Rang Omar, Attila Solymosy

Votes: 39

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: 413

Kurd Idol (2017– )

Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

Kurd Idol is a singing competition program based in Sulaymaniyah-Kurdistan.

Stars: Nizamettin Ariç, Adnan Karim, Kani

Votes: 35

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

Golakani Kirkuk - The Flowers of Kirkuk (2010)

118 min | Drama

Both Sherko (S) and Mokhtar (M) are in love with Najla (N). She is so with S while M works in the dictator's police. N had just finished her medical studies in Rome, but intended to go on ... See full summary »

Director: Fariborz Kamkari | Stars: Morjana Alaoui, Ertem Eser, Mohamed Zouaoui, Mohammad Bakri

Votes: 150

A Dream Before Dying (2018)

Drama

Alan and his family deal with the horrors of war and the events in their lives that lead Alan to become one of the most fearless and respected bomb disposal technicians for the forces allied against ISIS in Northern Iraq.

Director: Fekri Baroshi | Stars: Delil Dilanar, Dejin Jamil Khidir, Alan Shamo Hajar, Enwer Shexani

Votes: 5

The Fog (2018)

20 min | Short, Drama, War | Completed

You are what you remember.

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: 22

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: 8

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, Sami Kaftan, Saad Khalifa

Votes: 5

Moving Stories (2018)

TV-PG | 84 min | Documentary

Six dancers from the acclaimed Battery Dance company travel the world, working with young people who've experienced war, poverty, prejudice, sexual exploitation, and severe trauma as refugees.

Director: Rob Fruchtman

Votes: 9

Kick Off (2009)

81 min | Drama

Inside a beat up stadium in Kirkuk, Iraq, live many refugees trying to escape Sadam Hussein's administration. Asu lives with his younger brother who has lost his legs from a landmine. Next ... See full summary »

Director: Shawkat Amin Korki | Stars: Atug Asu, Shwan Attoof, Hamed Diyar, Hamajaga Hilin

Votes: 76

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