Persian (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

How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother.

Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 549,019

Mr. Robot (2015– )

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Elliot, a brilliant but highly unstable young cyber-security engineer and vigilante hacker, becomes a key figure in a complex game of global dominance when he and his shadowy allies try to take down the corrupt corporation he works for.

Stars: Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin

Votes: 282,237

The Operative (2019)
5.5
47 metascore

The Operative (2019)

116 min | Thriller

A woman is recruited by the Mossad to work undercover in Tehran.

Director: Yuval Adler | Stars: Diane Kruger, Martin Freeman, Cas Anvar, Rotem Keinan

Votes: 914

Iron Man (2008)
7.9
79 metascore

Iron Man (2008)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 875,993 | Gross: $318.41M

Hotel Mumbai (2018)
7.6
64 metascore

Hotel Mumbai (2018)

R | 123 min | Drama, History, Thriller

The true story of the Taj Hotel terrorist attack in Mumbai. Hotel staff risk their lives to keep everyone safe as people make unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and their families.

Director: Anthony Maras | Stars: Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Anupam Kher

Votes: 26,442 | Gross: $9.65M

Deep State (2018– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

What happens when a man who believes he has retired from MI6 is called back to do one more job to regain his life, only to discover that this job may mean he has no life to go back to.

Stars: Joe Dempsie, Karima McAdams, Anastasia Griffith, Alistair Petrie

Votes: 3,704

Argo (2012)
7.7
86 metascore

Argo (2012)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

Votes: 538,686 | Gross: $136.03M

Crash (I) (2004)
7.8
69 metascore

Crash (I) (2004)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton, Karina Arroyave

Votes: 402,529 | Gross: $54.58M

American Assassin (2017)
6.2
45 metascore

American Assassin (2017)

R | 112 min | Action, Thriller

After the death of his girlfriend at the hands of terrorists, Mitch Rapp is drawn into the world of counterterrorism, mentored by tough-as-nails former U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. Stan Hurley.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Taylor Kitsch

Votes: 59,042 | Gross: $36.25M

RoboCop (2014)
6.2
52 metascore

RoboCop (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy, a loving husband, father and good cop, is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish

Votes: 207,011 | Gross: $58.61M

PK (2014)

Not Rated | 153 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An alien on Earth loses the only device he can use to communicate with his spaceship. His innocent nature and child-like questions force the country to evaluate the impact of religion on its people.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani

Votes: 140,176 | Gross: $10.62M

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 Insider (1999)
7.8
84 metascore

The Insider (1999)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora

Votes: 150,724 | Gross: $28.97M

Syriana (2005)
6.9
76 metascore

Syriana (2005)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

A politically charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved in and affected by it.

Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Kayvan Novak

Votes: 121,069 | Gross: $50.82M

Ben-Hur (2016)
5.7
38 metascore

Ben-Hur (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi

Votes: 38,390 | Gross: $26.38M

RED 2 (2013)
6.6
47 metascore

RED 2 (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Retired C.I.A. Agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 149,983 | Gross: $53.26M

Le Bureau des Légendes (2015– )

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama

After six years of undercover work in Syria, French intelligence officer Malotru returns home, where he struggles to forget his undercover identity, train a young recruit, and investigate when a colleague disappears in Algeria.

Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Florence Loiret Caille, Sara Giraudeau, Jules Sagot

Votes: 4,204

A Man Called Ove (2015)
7.7
70 metascore

A Man Called Ove (2015)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

Director: Hannes Holm | Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll

Votes: 40,066 | Gross: $3.36M

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

House of Sand and Fog (2003)
7.5
71 metascore

House of Sand and Fog (2003)

R | 126 min | Crime, Drama

An abandoned wife is evicted from her house and starts a tragic conflict with her house's new owners.

Director: Vadim Perelman | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Ron Eldard, Frances Fisher

Votes: 62,188 | Gross: $13.01M

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
7.0
81 metascore

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror

In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour | Stars: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò

Votes: 26,979

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

The Recruit (2003)
6.6
56 metascore

The Recruit (2003)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Thriller

A brilliant young CIA trainee is asked by his mentor to help find a mole in the Agency.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan, Gabriel Macht

Votes: 124,665 | Gross: $52.80M

Alphas (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Alphas is a science fiction drama focusing on a team that investigates people with supernatural abilities.

Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 26,620

Into the Night (1985)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Over the course of one night, a beaten down L.A. engineer accidentally meets, falls for and tries to help a beautiful jewel thief on the run from some extremely dangerous people.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stacey Pickren, Carmen Argenziano

Votes: 10,026 | Gross: $7.56M

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

Crossing Over (2009)
6.7
38 metascore

Crossing Over (2009)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

Crossing Over is about illegal aliens of many nationalities in the Los Angeles area and the authorities and individuals dealing with them.

Director: Wayne Kramer | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta, Jim Sturgess

Votes: 21,945 | Gross: $0.45M

Persepolis (2007)
8.0
90 metascore

Persepolis (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux

Votes: 82,665 | Gross: $4.45M

Not Without My Daughter (1991)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Thriller

An American woman, trapped in Islamic Iran by her brutish husband, must find a way to escape with her daughter as well.

Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Sally Field, Alfred Molina, Sheila Rosenthal, Roshan Seth

Votes: 11,514 | Gross: $14.79M

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

Russian Ark (2002)
7.4
86 metascore

Russian Ark (2002)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

A 19th century French aristocrat, notorious for his scathing memoirs about life in Russia, travels through the Russian State Hermitage Museum and encounters historical figures from the last 200+ years.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Sergey Dreyden, Mariya Kuznetsova, Leonid Mozgovoy, Mikhail Piotrovsky

Votes: 17,421 | Gross: $0.04M

The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
8.0
50 metascore

The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)

R | 114 min | Drama

A desperate woman asks for a meeting with a journalist to disclose the cruel and inhumane punishment of her niece.

Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jim Caviezel, Mozhan Marnò, Navid Negahban

Votes: 17,402 | Gross: $0.66M

Cuban Fury (2014)
6.2
52 metascore

Cuban Fury (2014)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

Beneath Bruce Garrett's under-confident, overweight exterior, the passionate heart of a salsa king lies dormant. Now, one woman is about to reignite his Latin fire.

Director: James Griffiths | Stars: Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, Chris O'Dowd, Olivia Colman

Votes: 17,064 | Gross: $0.09M

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

Complete Unknown (2016)
5.4
58 metascore

Complete Unknown (2016)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery

As a man contemplates moving to a new state with his wife for her graduate program, an old flame - a woman who often changes identities - reenters his life at a birthday dinner party.

Director: Joshua Marston | Stars: Erin Darke, Rachel Weisz, Hansel Tan, FaTye

Votes: 5,268 | Gross: $0.17M

Stardust Memories (1980)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

While attending a retrospective of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper, Marie-Christine Barrault

Votes: 19,674 | Gross: $10.39M

Ali's Wedding (2017)
6.9
64 metascore

Ali's Wedding (2017)

TV-MA | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After telling a white lie which spirals out of control, a neurotic, naive, musically gifted Muslim cleric's eldest son must follow through with an arranged marriage, even though he's madly in love with an Australian born-Lebanese girl.

Director: Jeffrey Walker | Stars: Osamah Sami, Don Hany, Helana Sawires, Robert Rabiah

Votes: 3,316

Frontera (2014)
6.6
58 metascore

Frontera (2014)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

A former Arizona sheriff's wife is killed while riding on their ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man illegally crossing into the US is at fault. As the former and the current sheriff search for answers, lives are changed forever.

Director: Michael Berry | Stars: Ed Harris, Eva Longoria, Michael Peña, Amy Madigan

Votes: 6,930 | Gross: $0.06M

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

Zero Days (2016)
7.8
77 metascore

Zero Days (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Documentary

A documentary focused on Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: David Sanger, Emad Kiyaei, Eric Chien, Liam O'Murchu

Votes: 8,021 | Gross: $0.10M

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

Clannad (2007–2008)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A high school student who cares little about school or others meets a lonely girl who had to repeat a year while all her friends finished high school. He decides to hang out with her and soon meets more friendly students.

Stars: Yûichi Nakamura, David Matranga, Mai Nakahara, Luci Christian

Votes: 6,495

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