Iran (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

Mulan II (2004 Video)

G | 79 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

While preparing for their wedding, Shang and Mulan are suddenly sent off on a secret mission. Mushu starts to meddle, and a surprise attack by Mongolians doesn't help either.

Directors: Darrell Rooney, Lynne Southerland | Stars: Ming-Na Wen, BD Wong, Mark Moseley, Lucy Liu

Votes: 21,981

A Separation (2011)
8.3
95 metascore

A Separation (2011)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Thriller

A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini

Votes: 214,804 | Gross: $7.10M

Children of Heaven (1997)
8.3
77 metascore

Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family, Sport

After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi, Nafise Jafar-Mohammadi

Votes: 62,764 | Gross: $0.93M

Under the Shadow (2016)
6.9
84 metascore

Under the Shadow (2016)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

Director: Babak Anvari | Stars: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Arash Marandi

Votes: 22,910 | Gross: $0.03M

The Other Side of the Wind (2018)
6.8
78 metascore

The Other Side of the Wind (2018)

R | 122 min | Drama

A Hollywood director emerges from semi-exile with plans to complete work on an innovative motion picture.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: John Huston, Oja Kodar, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg

Votes: 5,926

The Sun (2020)
6.6
71 metascore

The Sun (2020)

99 min | Drama

12-year-old Ali and his three friends.Together they work hard to survive and support their families. In a turn of events that seems miraculous, Ali is entrusted to find hidden treasure underground.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Ali Nassirian, Javad Ezati, Tannaz Tabatabaei, Safar Mohammadi

Votes: 136

The Salesman (2016)
7.8
85 metascore

The Salesman (2016)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Thriller

While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Mina Sadati, Babak Karimi

Votes: 48,939 | Gross: $2.40M

Darbareye Elly (2009)
8.0
87 metascore

Darbareye Elly (2009)

TV-PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Merila Zare'i

Votes: 43,803 | Gross: $0.11M

The Past (2013)
7.8
85 metascore

The Past (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery

An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet

Votes: 44,220 | Gross: $1.33M

Taste of Cherry (1997)
7.7
80 metascore

Taste of Cherry (1997)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

An Iranian man drives his truck in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari, Safar Ali Moradi

Votes: 22,404 | Gross: $0.31M

There Is No Evil (2020)
7.1
81 metascore

There Is No Evil (2020)

151 min | Action, Drama

The four stories that are variations on the crucial themes of moral strength and the death penalty that ask to what extent individual freedom can be expressed under a despotic regime and its seemingly inescapable threats.

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof | Stars: Baran Rasoulof, Mahtab Servati, Mohammad Seddighimehr, Mohammad Valizadegan

Votes: 457

Close-Up (1990)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The true story of Hossain Sabzian that impersonated the director Mohsen Makhmalbaf to convince a family they would star in his so-called new film.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Hossain Sabzian, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Abolfazl Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah

Votes: 15,199 | Gross: $0.00M

Certified Copy (2010)
7.3
82 metascore

Certified Copy (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance

In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Jean-Claude Carrière, Agathe Natanson

Votes: 20,596 | Gross: $1.34M

The Wasteland (2020)

102 min

Lotfollah is a brick factory supervisor, acting as go-between for the workers and the boss. The boss wants to talk to the them about the shutdown of the factory. All matters now to Lotfollah is to keep Sarvar, the woman he loves, unharmed.

Director: Ahmad Bahrami | Stars: Touraj Alvand, Ali Bagheri, Majid Farhang, Mahdie Nassaj

Votes: 49

Just 6.5 (2019)

131 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The police are after a drug lord named Naser Khakzad, but when they finally manage to catch him, he tries whatever he can think of to escape and save his family.

Director: Saeed Roustayi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Farhad Aslani

Votes: 5,797

Ten Little Indians (1974)

PG | 98 min | Mystery, Thriller

Ten people are invited to a hotel in the Iranian desert, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer?

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Charles Aznavour, Maria Rohm, Adolfo Celi, Stéphane Audran

Votes: 2,698

The Night (2020)

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

An Iranian couple living in the US become trapped inside a hotel when insidious events force them to face the secrets that have come between them, in a night that never ends.

Director: Kourosh Ahari | Stars: Shahab Hosseini, Kathreen Khavari, Elester Latham, George Maguire

Votes: 50

Where Is the Friend's House? (1987)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Family

An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Babek Ahmed Poor, Ahmed Ahmed Poor, Khodabakhsh Defaei, Iran Outari

Votes: 10,043

Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015)

162 min | Biography, Drama, History

The events, trials and tribulations of the city of Makkah in 7th century AD.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mahdi Pakdel, Sareh Bayat, Mina Sadati, Ali Reza Shoja'noori

Votes: 8,381

F for Fake (1973)
7.8
87 metascore

F for Fake (1973)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

A documentary about fraud and fakery.

Directors: Orson Welles, Gary Graver, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach | Stars: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach, Elmyr de Hory

Votes: 14,690

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: 17,641 | Gross: $0.26M

Coup 53 (2019)
7.7
80 metascore

Coup 53 (2019)

120 min | Documentary, History

Theatrical feature documentary on the story of Operation Ajax, the CIA/MI6 staged coup in 1953 in Iran that overthrew Prime Minister Mossadegh.

Director: Taghi Amirani | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Walter Murch, Taghi Amirani, David Talbot

Votes: 160

September 11 (2002)
6.9
61 metascore

September 11 (2002)

Unrated | 134 min | Drama

The effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are told from different points of view around the world.

Directors: Youssef Chahine, Amos Gitai, Shôhei Imamura, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, Samira Makhmalbaf, Mira Nair, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Sean Penn, Danis Tanovic | Stars: Maryam Karimi, Mohamad Dolati, Agelem Habibi, Esmat Vahedi

Votes: 5,395

Taxi (III) (2015)
7.3
91 metascore

Taxi (III) (2015)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

Jafar Panahi is banned from making movies by the Iranian government, he poses as a taxi driver and makes a movie about social challenges in Iran.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Jafar Panahi, Nasrin Sotoudeh

Votes: 13,408 | Gross: $0.32M

Beyond the Clouds (2017)
7.0
55 metascore

Beyond the Clouds (2017)

120 min | Drama, Family

When on the run from the cops , Amir finds his estranged sister Tara, who in a bid to protect her brother lands up in jail. Their entire lives have been clouded by despair as unexpectedly the light shines on them from Beyond the Clouds.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Ishaan Khattar, Malavika Mohanan, Goutam Ghose, Sharada

Votes: 1,905

The Color of Paradise (1999)
8.2
80 metascore

The Color of Paradise (1999)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family

The story of Mohammed, a blind Iranian boy and his father, Hashem, who is always oscillating between accepting his son as he is and abandoning him, as he represents a burden for him, after the loss of his wife.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Hossein Mahjoub, Mohsen Ramezani, Salameh Feyzi, Farahnaz Safari

Votes: 15,355 | Gross: $1.81M

Through the Olive Trees (1994)

G | 103 min | Drama

A depiction of the off-screen relationship between the actors who play the newlyweds in the film And Life Goes On (1992).

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Farhad Kheradmand, Zarifeh Shiva, Hossein Rezai

Votes: 6,185 | Gross: $0.04M

The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
7.6
86 metascore

The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Behzad Dorani, Noghre Asadi, Roushan Karam Elmi, Bahman Ghobadi

Votes: 8,482 | Gross: $0.21M

Life and a Day (2016)

112 min | Drama

Somaieh, the youngest daughter of an indigent family, is getting married and fear is overwhelming each and every member of the family regarding how to overcome their difficulties after she's gone.

Director: Saeed Roustayi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Shabnam Moghadami

Votes: 8,815

Prophet Joseph (2008– )

140 min | Biography, Drama, History

This story basically follows the most important happenings in Prophet Josephs life, from the view of muslims. The most important happenings are: 1. his travel to egypt 2. his rise and ... See full summary »

Stars: Arsalan Ghasemi, Abbas Amiri, Jafar Dehghan, Elham Hamidi

Votes: 2,798

1st Born (2018)

79 min | Comedy

Tucker and Hamid are going to be grandfathers for the first time, but only if they can come together long enough to save their first-born grandchild.

Directors: Ali Atshani, Sam Khoze | Stars: Denise Richards, Val Kilmer, Dominique Swain, Robert Knepper

Votes: 171

180 Degree Rule (2020)

83 min | Drama

A school teacher from Tehran is preparing to attend a wedding in northern Iran. When her husband suddenly forbids her to go, she makes a choice that will place her on a painful path to atonement.

Director: Farnoosh Samadi | Stars: Sadaf Asgari, Sahar Dolatshahi, Azita Hajian, Mohammad Heidari

Votes: 11

And Life Goes On (1992)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Drama

A director and his son return to a region damaged by the Guilan earthquake, hoping to find the children who appeared in his film a few years earlier.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Farhad Kheradmand, Buba Bayour, Hocine Rifahi, Ferhendeh Feydi

Votes: 4,384

No Date, No Signature (2017)
7.2
71 metascore

No Date, No Signature (2017)

99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

When Dr. Kaveh Nariman, a forensic pathologist, comes to work he encounters a corpse that looks familiar.

Director: Vahid Jalilvand | Stars: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Amir Aghaee, Hediyeh Tehrani, Zakieh Behbahani

Votes: 3,375 | Gross: $0.04M

The Lizard (2004)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

A recently jailed petty thief disguises as a Mullah and succeeds in escaping; but has to stay in the Mullah' role longer than he expected to.

Director: Kamal Tabrizi | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Bahram Ebrahimi, Shahrokh Foroutanian, Farideh Sepah Mansour

Votes: 13,836

Offside (I) (2006)
7.3
85 metascore

Offside (I) (2006)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Struggle of Women in a country that excludes them from entering the stadiums.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Sima Mobarak-Shahi, Shayesteh Irani, Ayda Sadeqi, Mohammad Asarian

Votes: 7,307 | Gross: $0.18M

The Accomplice (2020– )

Drama

The Saburi family is a large and old family that has been exporting and importing flowers and plants for many years. They still live in peace in an old house, the arrival of a young man in this family changes the lives of the whole family.

Stars: Mohsen Kiayee, Parviz Parastui, Masoud Rayegany, Maral Bani Adam

Votes: 420

The Warden (2019)

87 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A prison is about to be evacuated to make room for an airport expansion project. Colonel Jahed and his officers are busy transferring all inmates to the new facility, but one inmate is missing.

Director: Nima Javidi | Stars: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Setareh Pesyani, Mani Haghighi

Votes: 3,242

3 Faces (2018)
7.0
78 metascore

3 Faces (2018)

100 min | Drama, History

Three actresses at different stages of their career. One from before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, one popular star of today known throughout the country and a young girl longing to attend a drama conservatory.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Behnaz Jafari, Jafar Panahi, Marziyeh Rezaei, Maedeh Erteghaei

Votes: 3,098 | Gross: $0.07M

Mokhtarnameh (2010–2011)

Biography, Drama, History

Mukhtar Thaqafi was a Shiite Muslim leader who sets up a rebellion movement in 686 A.D in the town of Kufa to avenge the martyrdom of Hussain (grandson of Islamic Prophet Muhammad).

Stars: Bahram Ziraksari, Fariborz Arabnia, Farhad Aslani, Mehdi Fakhimzadeh

Votes: 2,702

Agha'zadeh (2020– )

Drama

About the child of a well-known character who performs his sinister goals by performing deceptive actions such as holding an art exhibition, investing, and helping charity.

Stars: Amir Aghaee, Kambiz Dirbaz, Masoud Forootan, Soraya Ghasemi

Votes: 85

Fireworks Wednesday (2006)
7.7
84 metascore

Fireworks Wednesday (2006)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

On the last Wednesday before the spring solstice ushers in the Persian New Year, people set off fireworks following an ancient Zoroastrian tradition. Rouhi, spending her first day at a new job, finds herself in the midst of a different kind of fireworks -- a domestic dispute between her new boss and his wife.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Hamid Farokhnezhad, Hediyeh Tehrani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Pantea Bahram

Votes: 9,642

Yalda, a Night for Forgivness (2019)

89 min | Drama

Maryam is a young woman who is accused of murdering her husband and is sentenced to death. In the Yalda night they bring her to a live TV show so that Mona who is the only daughter of the ... See full summary »

Director: Massoud Bakhshi | Stars: Sadaf Asgari, Behnaz Jafari, Babak Karimi, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy

Votes: 135

A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
7.7
78 metascore

A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, War

Young Iranian Kurdish siblings try to save the youngest of them, who is seriously ill.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Ayoub Ahmadi, Rojin Younessi, Amaneh Ekhtiar-dini, Madi Ekhtiar-dini

Votes: 7,345 | Gross: $0.70M

The Song of Sparrows (2008)
7.9
74 metascore

The Song of Sparrows (2008)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Family

When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter's hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams, everything changes for a struggling rural family in Iran. Karim motorbikes ... See full summary »

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Maryam Akbari, Kamran Dehghan, Hamid Aghazi

Votes: 9,254 | Gross: $0.12M

Baran (2001)
7.8
79 metascore

Baran (2001)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance

In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Turkish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. The revelation of Rahmat's secret changes both their lives.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Hossein Abedini, Zahra Bahrami, Mohammad Amir Naji, Hossein Mahjoub

Votes: 7,738 | Gross: $0.13M

The Load (2018)
6.5
75 metascore

The Load (2018)

98 min | Drama

Vlada works as a truck driver during the NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999. Tasked with transporting a mysterious load from Kosovo to Belgrade, he drives through unfamiliar territory, trying ... See full summary »

Director: Ognjen Glavonic | Stars: Leon Lucev, Pavle Cemerikic, Tamara Krcunovic, Ivan Lucev

Votes: 1,238 | Gross: $0.02M

Ten (2002)
7.5
86 metascore

Ten (2002)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mania Akbari, Amin Maher, Kamran Adl, Roya Akbari

Votes: 6,717 | Gross: $0.11M

This Is Not a Film (2011)
7.4
90 metascore

This Is Not a Film (2011)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.

Directors: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Jafar Panahi | Stars: Jafar Panahi, Igi, Mrs. Gheirat, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb

Votes: 4,762 | Gross: $0.08M

Circumstance (2011)
5.8
65 metascore

Circumstance (2011)

R | 107 min | Drama

A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession.

Director: Maryam Keshavarz | Stars: Sarah Kazemy, Nikohl Boosheri, Reza Sixo Safai, Soheil Parsa

Votes: 7,265 | Gross: $0.44M

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