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: 592,287

Mr. Robot (2015–2019)

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, Carly Chaikin, Martin Wallström

Votes: 326,696

Bloodshot (2020)
5.7
44 metascore

Bloodshot (2020)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Ray Garrison, a slain soldier, is re-animated with superpowers.

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Vin Diesel, Eiza González, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell

Votes: 57,305

Tehran (2020– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Thriller

A Mossad agent embarks on her first mission as a computer hacker in her home town of Tehran.

Stars: Niv Sultan, Shaun Toub, Menashe Noy, Shervin Alenabi

Votes: 5,627

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: 929,994 | Gross: $318.41M

Malibu Road (2020)

R | 105 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Fast living Los Angelenos are targeted by the Central Intelligence Agency during Operation Midnight Climax, part of MKUltra.

Director: Montgomery Markland | Stars: Jessica Jade Andres, Michael Andricopoulos, Lillian Solange Beaudoin, Emilia Bogdanova

Votes: 18

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: 567,900 | Gross: $136.03M

Crash (I) (2004)
7.7
66 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: 417,390 | Gross: $54.58M

Marco Polo (2014–2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, "Marco Polo" is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century Mongolia.

Stars: Lorenzo Richelmy, Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Remy Hii

Votes: 63,214

American Assassin (2017)
6.2
45 metascore

American Assassin (2017)

R | 111 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: 69,333 | Gross: $36.25M

The Bureau (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, Jonathan Zaccaï, Sara Giraudeau

Votes: 7,339

Messiah (2020)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

When a CIA officer investigates a man, and his followers, attracting international attention through acts of public disruption, she embarks on a global high-stakes mission to uncover whether he is a divine entity, or a deceptive con artist.

Stars: Michelle Monaghan, Mehdi Dehbi, John Ortiz, Tomer Sisley

Votes: 35,951

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 exposé on Big Tobacco.

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

Votes: 158,542 | Gross: $28.97M

RoboCop (2014)
6.1
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: 215,026 | Gross: $58.61M

RED 2 (2013)
6.6
47 metascore

RED 2 (2013)

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

Retired CIA agent Frank Moses 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: 158,689 | Gross: $53.26M

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: 217,146 | Gross: $7.10M

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: 4,610

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: 46,304 | Gross: $3.36M

6 Days (I) (2017)
6.2
36 metascore

6 Days (I) (2017)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, History

Based on the Iranian Embassy siege of 1980, this action-thriller dramatizes a six-day standoff between armed Iranian Arabs and SAS soldiers ready for a counterattack.

Director: Toa Fraser | Stars: Jamie Bell, Mark Strong, Abbie Cornish, Martin Shaw

Votes: 18,102

The Operative (2019)
5.7
47 metascore

The Operative (2019)

TV-MA | 116 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

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: 3,956

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: 125,177 | Gross: $50.82M

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: 64,797 | Gross: $13.01M

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: 64,015 | Gross: $0.93M

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: 41,193 | Gross: $26.41M

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, Romance

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: 30,765

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: 27,506

American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Sport

In 1980, a teenage boy escapes the unrest in Iran only to face more hostility in America, due to the hostage crisis. Determined to fit in, he joins the school's floundering wrestling team.

Director: Alex Ranarivelo | Stars: George Kosturos, William Fichtner, Ali Afshar, Lia Marie Johnson

Votes: 1,928

Under the Shadow (2016)
6.9
83 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: 23,723 | Gross: $0.03M

There Is No Evil (2020)
7.2
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, Mohammad Seddighimehr, Mohammad Valizadegan, Mahtab Servati

Votes: 1,017

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: 128,667 | Gross: $52.80M

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: Babak Karimi, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Mina Sadati

Votes: 50,079 | Gross: $2.40M

War (2019)

Not Rated | 154 min | Action, Thriller

An Indian soldier chases after his mentor who has gone rogue following an unexpected kill.

Director: Siddharth Anand | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Vaani Kapoor, Ashutosh Rana

Votes: 18,785

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: 87,884 | Gross: $4.45M

The Legend of Tomiris (2019)

TV-14 | 156 min | Action, Drama, History

This is the story of the life of the great queen of of the steppe - legendary Tomiris. She is destined to become a skillful warrior, survive the loss of close people and unite the Scythian/Saka tribes under her authority.

Director: Akan Satayev | Stars: Almira Tursyn, Adil Akhmetov, Erkebulan Dairov, Berik Aytzhanov

Votes: 848

Into the Night (1985)
6.5
41 metascore

Into the Night (1985)

R | 115 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

After discovering that his wife is cheating on him, an insomniac aerospace engineer accidentally meets, and tries to help a beautiful model on the run from some extremely dangerous people.

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

Votes: 10,964 | Gross: $7.56M

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: 44,784 | Gross: $0.11M

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: 17,814 | Gross: $0.09M

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: 22,576 | Gross: $0.45M

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: 44,597 | Gross: $1.33M

Close-Up (1990)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The true story of Hossain Sabzian, a cinephile who 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: 15,573 | Gross: $0.00M

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: 7,591

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: 18,762 | Gross: $0.66M

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: 22,952 | Gross: $0.31M

No Hard Feelings (2020)

92 min | Drama, Romance

Second-generation Irani-German Parvis works at a refugee shelter where he meets brother and sister Irani refugees and develops a tenuous romance with Amon as his friends attempt refugee status.

Director: Faraz Shariat | Stars: Benny Radjaipour, Banafshe Hourmazdi, Eidin Jalali, Mashid Shariat

Votes: 473

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: 20,999 | Gross: $10.39M

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: 18,999 | Gross: $0.04M

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: 6,263

Not Without My Daughter (1991)
6.4
57 metascore

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: 12,245 | Gross: $14.79M

Persian Lessons (2020)

127 min | Drama

1942. Gilles, a young Belgian man, is arrested by the SS alongside other Jews and sent to a concentration camp in Germany. He narrowly avoids execution by swearing to the guards that he is ... See full summary »

Director: Vadim Perelman | Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Lars Eidinger, Jonas Nay, David Schütter

Votes: 330

The Night (2020)

105 min | 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, George Maguire, Gia Mora, Elester Latham

Votes: 118

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