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
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: 199,998 | Gross: $7.10M

The Other Side of the Wind (2018)
6.9
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: 4,771

Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family

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: 54,823 | Gross: $0.93M

Mulan 2: The Final War (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: 19,347

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: 42,386 | Gross: $2.40M

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: 19,168 | Gross: $0.03M

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: 18,512 | Gross: $1.34M

About Elly (2009)
8.0
87 metascore

About Elly (2009)

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: 38,875 | Gross: $0.11M

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: Val Kilmer, Denise Richards, Taylor Cole, Tom Berenger

Votes: 37

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: 12,826 | Gross: $0.00M

3 Faces (2018)
7.1
78 metascore

3 Faces (2018)

100 min | Drama

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: 2,074 | Gross: $0.07M

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-Nuri

Votes: 7,583

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: 41,542 | Gross: $1.33M

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: 19,386 | Gross: $0.31M

Where Is the Friend's House? (1987)

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: 8,072

6.5 Toman Per Meter (2019)

130 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: 1,281

24 Frames (2017)
6.9
76 metascore

24 Frames (2017)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

24 Frames is an experimental project made by filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami in the last three years of his life. It is a collection of 24 short four-and-a-half minute films inspired by still images, including paintings and photographs.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami

Votes: 976 | Gross: $0.03M

The White Balloon (1995)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Family

Several people try to help a little girl to find the money her mom gave her to buy a goldfish with.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Aida Mohammadkhani, Mohsen Kafili, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Anna Borkowska

Votes: 6,041 | Gross: $0.47M

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 Zendegi va digar hich (1992).

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

Votes: 4,974 | Gross: $0.04M

Life+1Day (2016)

95 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: 6,581

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: 7,337 | Gross: $0.21M

Bomb: A Love Story (2018)

96 min | Drama, Romance, War

The film is based on the Tehran's Bombardment conditions in 1988.

Director: Payman Maadi | Stars: Leila Hatami, Payman Maadi, Siamak Ansari, Habib Rezaei

Votes: 730

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: 1,538

A Man of Integrity (2017)

117 min | Drama, Thriller

A drama about corruption and injustice in Iranian society. You are the oppressed, or you have to join the oppressor to survive!

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof | Stars: Reza Akhlaghirad, Soudabeh Beizaee, Nasim Adabi, Zeinab Shabani

Votes: 1,078

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: 13,373

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: 16,385 | Gross: $0.26M

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: 2,447

The Monster (2019– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

Houshang is a simple and honest teacher who is satisfied with his life and does not have much interest in the world, but unwittingly goes in a way that changes his life and enters the ... See full summary »

Stars: Farhad Aslani, Mehran Modiri, Shabnam Moghadami, Mohammad Bahrani

Votes: 526

Taxi Tehran (III) (2015)
7.3
91 metascore

Taxi Tehran (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 | Star: Jafar Panahi

Votes: 12,040 | Gross: $0.32M

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: 14,256 | Gross: $1.81M

No Date, No Signature (2017)
7.2
71 metascore

No Date, No Signature (2017)

99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Kaveh Nariman is a coroner in the medical examiner's office. One day at his work he meets a corpse which is very familiar to him.

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

Votes: 1,938 | Gross: $0.04M

The Warden (2019)

100 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: 698

And Life Goes On (1992)

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: 3,397

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: 7,338 | Gross: $0.13M

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: 417

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: 5,240

Paboos (2019)

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A cop in the rural city of Busan will help Paboo escape from the government who is looking to capture him.

Directors: Kwang-Hyun Park, Mehdi Yarmohamadi | Stars: Dong-seok Ma, Sang-Hyun Yoon, Sang Hyun Uhm, So-yeong Hong

Fireworks Wednesday (2006)
7.8
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: 8,584

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: 11,695

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, Golnaz Farmani

Votes: 6,901 | Gross: $0.18M

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: 8,408 | Gross: $0.12M

The Circle (2000)
7.5
85 metascore

The Circle (2000)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Maryiam Palvin Almani, Nargess Mamizadeh, Mojgan Faramarzi, Elham Saboktakin

Votes: 5,332 | Gross: $0.67M

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: 6,267 | Gross: $0.11M

A Moment of Innocence (1996)
7.9
70 metascore

A Moment of Innocence (1996)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

A semi-autobiographical account of Makmahlbaf's experience as a teenager when, as a 17-year-old, he stabbed a policeman at a protest rally. Two decades later, he tracks down the policeman he injured in an attempt to make amends.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Mirhadi Tayebi, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Ali Bakhsi, Ammar Tafti Dehghan

Votes: 2,697 | Gross: $0.04M

House of Paper (2017)

99 min | Drama

A famous journalist who was out of job for a few years after being arrested, is living with his only daughter in Iran . She is also a journalist. Death of a writer returns an old love from ... See full summary »

Director: Mehdi Sabbaghzadeh | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Tina Pakravan, Setareh Eskandari, Alireza Kamali

Votes: 99

Hattrick (2018)

93 min | Drama, Thriller

Four friends run over something after a party in this psychological thriller set in Iran of the empty lives of the middle class when they get together in groups, emotional explosions start happening along moral fault lines.

Director: Ramtin Lavafipour | Stars: Amir Jadidi, Parinaz Izadyar, Saber Abar, Mahoor Alvand

Votes: 233

The Descendants (I) (2015)

80 min | Drama

Jacob's family worries about Farrokh, the son of the family. Farrokh left Iran to continue his studies but he has not been in touch with them for a long time. Jacob travels to Sweden to look for his son...

Director: Yaser Talebi

Votes: 12

This Is Not a Film (2011)
7.5
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: 4,352 | Gross: $0.08M

Shahrzad (2015– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, History

When a windstorm happens in life, love is the first victim. In Iran, Tehran, 1953.

Stars: Taraneh Alidoosti, Mostafa Zamani, Shahab Hosseini, Parinaz Izadyar

Votes: 4,676

Sheeple (2018)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The story of a gang of drug dealers in the south of Tehran who has sheltered many youngsters and orphans from the streets. Shahin and Shakoor who are brothers are leading the gang but when ... See full summary »

Director: Houman Seyyedi | Stars: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Farhad Aslani, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini, Marjan Ettefaghian

Votes: 1,690

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