Best Persian Movies

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Best Persian Movies

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1. Killing Mad Dogs (2001)

135 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

While the post-revolution frenzy is at its peak in Iran, a woman attempts to help her secretive husband out of jail by settling his debts for him on her own.

Director: Bahram Beizai | Stars: Mozhdeh Shamsai, Majid Mozaffari, Reza Kianian, Mitra Hajjar

Votes: 2,565

2. Stranger (1972)

109 min | Drama

Ghasem (Behrouz Vosooghi) after getting released from the prison goes after his friend Abbas in the south. He there first has a fight with a guy who caused him to be jailed and then meets a... See full summary »

Director: Shapur Gharib | Stars: Diana, Parviz Fanizadeh, Yadi Ghassemi, Akbar Meshkin

Votes: 70

3. Crazy Rook (2015)

110 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A group of people who met on social media are forced to work together when one of them commits a crime which if not solved, will concern all of them.

Director: Abolhassan Davoodi | Stars: Tannaz Tabatabaei, Saber Abar, Saed Soheili, Nazanin Bayati

Votes: 2,081

5. Doubt (2009)

131 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Siavash Roozbehan is a young man and he has lost his father after his mysterious suicide.His uncle is managing his father's wealth. He is in love with his cousin Mahtab whose father is his ... See full summary »

Director: Varuzh Karim-Masihi | Stars: Hamed Komaily, Bahram Radan, Taraneh Alidoosti, Mahtab Keramati

Votes: 662

6. 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: 12,920

7. A Separation (2011)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama

95 Metascore

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: 233,859 | Gross: $7.10M

8. Sound and Fury (2016)

96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Khosrow is a famous married singer involved with a troublesome affair and consequences of fame.

Director: Houman Seyyedi | Stars: Tannaz Tabatabaei, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Saeed Changizian, Behnaz Jafari

Votes: 3,483

9. The Last Supper (2002)

96 min | Drama, Romance

Mrs. Mashreghi, who is a prominent university professor, is divorced from her husband. She leads a happy life for a while until one her students who is almost the same age of her daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Fereydoun Jeyrani | Stars: Katayoun Riahi, Hanie Tavassoli, Mohammad Reza Golzar, Soraya Ghasemi

Votes: 771

10. Darbareye Elly (2009)

TV-PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

87 Metascore

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: 50,652 | Gross: $0.11M

11. Lantouri (2016)

111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A Girl, Maryam, is attacked with Acid by Pasha, a young man who is madly in love with her.

Director: Reza Dormishian | Stars: Baran Kosari, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Maryam Palizban, Reza Behbudi

Votes: 3,267

12. Melbourne (2014)

91 min | Drama

The film recounts the story of a young couple on their way to Melbourne to continue their studies. However, just a few hours before the departure of their flight, they are unintentionally involved in a tragic event.

Director: Nima Javidi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Negar Javaherian, Mani Haghighi, Shirin Yazdanbakhsh

Votes: 1,803

13. The Salesman (2016)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama

85 Metascore

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: 56,931 | Gross: $2.40M

14. The Report (1977)

112 min | Drama

The life of a tax collector who is accused of taking bribes, and also has to deal with other problems at home, including the suicide attempt of his wife.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Kurosh Afsharpanah, Mehdi Montazar, Mostafa Tari

Votes: 955

15. 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: 11,589

16. Subdued (2017)

103 min | Drama, Romance

After her divorce Mina is in need to financial and emotional supporting. She meets a guy and thinks that this is the man of her dreams. But things are not just as their first seem to be.

Director: Hamid Nematollah | Stars: Hamidreza Saeedikhah, Mohsen Avid, Keyvan Beygi, Leila Hatami

Votes: 2,026

17. The Wooden Bridge (2012)

98 min | Drama, Romance

Wooden Bridge was a passage over the northern trench of old Tehran, connecting the capital to the countryside of Shemiran. A connection between old Tehran and modern Tehran.

Director: Mehdi Karampour | Stars: Bahram Radan, Mahnaz Afshar, Farhad Aslani, Mehran Modiri

Votes: 1,226

18. Salve (2010)

91 min | Drama

Ehteram is a wealthy old lady who lives with her grand son in a villa in the north of Iran. One day her sister Ashraf Sadat comes to visit her from Tehran but she actually is after her grand daughter.

Director: Alireza Davoudnejad | Stars: Tannaz Tabatabaei, Ehteram-Sadat Habibian, Kobra Hassanzadeh, Reza Davoudnejad

Votes: 416

19. The Morning of the Fourth Day (1972)

103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Amir is a foul guy who has killed a man in Abadan, he returns to Tehran and continuing his misdeeds trying to convince his girlfriend Zarry to escape with him to the south of Iran.

Director: Kamran Shirdel | Stars: Saeed Rad, Vejesta, Jalal Pishvaian, Shahrzad

Votes: 53

20. Confiscation (2018)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

The film starts in the 1970s and is the story of a SAVAK's member (Reza Attaran) who involves in many different adventures and challenges.

Director: Mehran Ahmadi | Stars: Hamidreza Saeedikhah, Ferit Faraji, Babak Hamidian, Mostafa Hashemzehi

Votes: 1,652

21. No Men Allowed (2011)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

This movie is about a strict girls high school whose faculties are all female. After the maternity leave of a chemistry teacher, the principal has to bent the rules for the presence of a male teacher in the girls high school.

Director: Rambod Javan | Stars: Reza Attaran, Vishka Asayesh, Pegah Ahangarani, Mani Haghighi

Votes: 6,441

22. Here Without Me (2011)

100 min | Drama, Family

The story is about the world of a small family with familiar dreams and not so remarkable problems. The mother is trying to lead everything to save her family, but small events disarrange all her plans.

Director: Bahram Tavakoli | Stars: Saber Abar, Mehdi Hosseinina, Parinaz Izadyar, Negar Javaherian

Votes: 4,258

23. Fireworks Wednesday (2006)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

84 Metascore

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: 11,373

24. Portrait of a Lady Far Away (2005)

103 min | Drama

An old engineer who has separated from his wife and son and is living alone receive a phone call from a woman who tells him she wants to commit suicide. This put him to face a challenge.

Director: Ali Mosaffa | Stars: Homayoun Ershadi, Leila Hatami, Zahra Hatami, Zhila Sohrabi

Votes: 196

25. Mask (2005)

90 min | Drama, Mystery

An Iranian restaurant owner meets a beautiful lady who is the only child of a wealthy man, and they develop feelings for each other. He introduces her to his handsome best friend, Nima. ... See full summary »

Director: Kazem Rast Goftar | Stars: Amin Hayayee, Mahchehreh Khalili, Gohar Kheirandish, Sara Khoeniha

Votes: 346

26. Deep Breath (2003)

86 min | Drama, Romance

This is about two guys who are departed from their family in totally different ways, they are anti social and try to live in a large city without any money, one of them fall in love and another one got addicted.

Director: Parviz Shahbazi | Stars: Mansour Shahbazi, Maryam Palizban, Said Amini

Votes: 796

27. Hemlock (1999)

84 min | Drama

A middle-class family man (Mahmoud) starts a relationship with a female nurse (Sima). When Sima gets Pregnant, things go complicated.

Director: Behruz Afkhami | Stars: Fariborz Arabnia, Hediyeh Tehrani, Mohammad Saleh Ala, Rozita Ghaffari

Votes: 794

28. Absolutely Tame Is a Horse (2011)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

A corrupted police officer insists on bribing a broke man, so he has to go to everybody and do everything in order to be able to pay him in the very night.

Director: Abdolreza Kahani | Stars: Reza Attaran, Habib Rezaei, Mahtab Keramati, Parsa Pirouzfar

Votes: 2,040

29. The Cow (1969)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

An old villager deeply in love with his cow goes to the capital for a while. While he's there, the cow dies and now the villagers are afraid of his possible reaction to it when he returns.

Director: Dariush Mehrjui | Stars: Ezzatolah Entezami, Mahin Shahabi, Ali Nassirian, Jamshid Mashayekhi

Votes: 6,908

30. Hush! Girls Don't Scream (2013)

106 min | Drama

Shirin is supposed to get married in a couple of hours, but she unexpectedly murders a man. The cause of the crime, rooted in her nightmarish childhood, unravels gradually and the real question emerges: Who is the REAL criminal?

Director: Pouran Derakhshandeh | Stars: Tannaz Tabatabaei, Merila Zare'i, Babak Hamidian, Shahab Hosseini

Votes: 4,550

31. Red (1999)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hasti, a widowed nurse who has a daughter, marries a paranoid wealthy man.

Director: Fereydoun Jeyrani | Stars: Hediyeh Tehrani, Mohammad Reza Forutan, Kamand Amirsoleimani, Turan Mehrzad

Votes: 1,275

32. Saint Petersburg (2010)

120 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A newly released prisoner and an ostensibly rich youth become aware of the place of the Russian Tsar's long lost treasure by a twist of fate.

Director: Behruz Afkhami | Stars: Peyman Ghassemkhani, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Bahareh Rahnama, Shila Khodadad

Votes: 3,827

33. Salad-e fasl (2005)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Leila, a girl from a poor family, who has no choice but to pick pocket in order to make ends meet. Leila meets Hamid Doosdar, an investor Businessman, while riding Metro that changes her ... See full summary »

Director: Fereydoun Jeyrani | Stars: Leila Hatami, Khosro Shakibai, Mohamad Reza Sharifinia, Mahnaz Afshar

Votes: 560

34. Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family, Sport

77 Metascore

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: 71,159 | Gross: $0.93M

35. A Few Kilos of Dates for a Funeral (2006)

85 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Two desperate men watching a wrecked petrol station for goverment,whilst looking for their strange loves.

Director: Saman Salur | Stars: Mohsen Tanabandeh, Nader Fallah, Mohsen Namjoo, Mahmoud Nazaralian

Votes: 1,090

36. Low Heights (2002)

115 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

A domestic Iranian flight is taken hostage by a man Ghasem who is a refugee of war and has financial problems. He will go any distance for his family and wants to find a better place for living.

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Hamid Farokhnezhad, Leila Hatami, Gohar Kheirandish, Amir Aghaee

Votes: 3,527

37. Dancing in the Dust (2003)

100 min | Drama

When forced to divorce his wife by family and social pressure because her mother is a prostitute, Nazar (Khodaparast) works double shifts to pay back the loan he took out for his impulsive ... See full summary »

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Faramarz Gharibian, Yousef Khodaparast, Baran Kosari, Saeed Noorullahi

Votes: 1,929

38. Felicity Land (2011)

90 min | Drama

A look at the lives of 3 well-off Iranian couples who are ostensibly living an idyllic life and are going to have a get-together for a birthday party. Each couple bearing their own sordid ... See full summary »

Director: Maziar Miri | Stars: Mahnaz Afshar, Amir Aghaee, Hamed Behdad, Hengameh Ghaziani

Votes: 1,861

39. Boutique (II) (2004)

113 min | Drama

A clothing store worker (Jahan) meets a poor girl named Eti. Jahan tries to help the girl and solve her problems, but...

Director: Hamid Nematollah | Stars: Mohammad Reza Golzar, Golshifteh Farahani, Reza Rooygari, Ali Alaei

Votes: 2,333

40. Red Nail Varnish (2016)

85 min | Drama

Akram is a sixteen years old girl who should struggle with financial and social problems in her life when the world shows her it's ugly face.

Director: Jamal Seid Hatami | Stars: Pardis Ahmadieh, Pantea Panahiha, Behnam Tashakkor, Masoud Karamati

Votes: 599

41. Asphyxia (2017)

107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Masoud takes his wife who has neurotic tensions to the asylum to take care of her but..

Director: Fereydoun Jeyrani | Stars: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Elnaz Shakerdust, Pardis Ahmadieh, Gholam-Hossein Lotfi

Votes: 1,185

42. 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: 5,554

43. 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: 16,991

44. Unruled Paper (2002)

110 min | Drama, Mystery

"Royaa", mother of two children, tries to follow her dream of becoming a writer, while her life and relationship with her shady architect husband "Jahaan", gets into some serious drama; ... See full summary »

Director: Naser Taghvai | Stars: Khosro Shakibai, Hediyeh Tehrani, Jamshid Mashayekhi, Niku Kheradmand

Votes: 912

45. Tambourine (2008)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

Mohammad is sent to an apartment situated in uptown Tehran to install their satellite dishes, while having satellite TV is illegal in Iran. He arrives there with a girl named Shirin who ... See full summary »

Director: Parisa Bakhtavar | Stars: Baran Kosari, Saber Abar, Hamed Behdad, Afarin Chitsaz

Votes: 3,493

46. Penniless (2009)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

A haughty acclaimed newly married fashion designer named Iraj is shown the door by his boss after the boss's son arrives at Iran to take over his father's company. Iraj reluctant to ... See full summary »

Director: Hamid Nematollah | Stars: Bahram Radan, Leila Hatami, Nader Fallah, Siamak Ansari

Votes: 2,383