Iranian Directors: Best to Worst

by Javad-tk | created - 24 Oct 2011 | updated - 2 days ago | Public

This list is contained ranking and rating of Iranian directors. I considered movies that I have seen from each director.

Total score for each director is defined as the average of the director movie scores.

Some Points: 1. The score of each movie and each director is out of 10. 2. For each movie that I've seen, 0.02 is added to total score of each director.

1. Ali Hatami

Director | Dastanha-ye Molavi

Abbas Ali Hatami was born in Tehran, Iran in 1944. He graduated from the College of Dramatic Arts and began his professional career as a writer of short TV screenplays and also as a playwright. Among his plays are: The Demon and the Bald Hassan, Adam and Eve, The Fisherman's Story, City of Oranges,...

1. Sooteh-Delan (1978): 9 2. Del Shodegan (1992): 9 3. Hajji Washington (1982): 8.5 4. Kamalolmolk (1984): 8.5 5. Toughi (1971): 8 6. Madar (1991): 8 7. Jafar Khan az farang bargashte (1985): 7 8. Ghalandar (1972): 6.5 9. Hasan Kachal (1970): 6.5 10. Baba Shamal (1971): 6.5 11. Khastegar (1971): 6.5

Total Score: 7.7

2. Mohammad-Ali Talebi

Director | To Azadi

Talebi was interested in several art forms already in the age of ten in an art institute for children and the youth. While studying film and tv programme directing at the university he made about ten short films for children. Later he worked for the television writing and directing over 50 video ...

Chakmeh (1993): 9.5 Bad o meh (2011): 9.5 To Azadi (2001): 6.5 Divar (2008): 6

Total Score: 7.6

3. Fereydun Gole

Writer | Mehre giah

Fereydun Gole was an Iranian screenwriter, film director, and film editor. He was active in producing urban drama films throughout the 1970s, dealing with such issues as the social stratification of Tehran. His most famous film was Beehive. After he died in 2005, the 2006 documentary film Iran: A ...

Zir-e poost-e shab (1974): 9 Kandoo (1975): 8.5 Kafar (1972): 8 Deshne (1972): 7.5 MehreGiah (1975): 7 Mah-e asal (1976): 7 Shabe fereshtegan (1968): 6

Total Score: 7.5

4. Khosrow Haritash

Director | Malakout

Khosrow Haritash was born in 1932 in Tehran, Iran. He was a director and writer, known for Divine One (1976), Adamak (1971) and The Custodian (1976). He died in 1980 in Tehran.

Adamak (1971): 8 Serayadar (1976): 7.5

Total Score: 7.4

5. Sohrab Shahid Saless

Director | Tabiate bijan

Sohrab Shaheed Salles was born in Tehran in 1944 to a middle-class family and lived in Tehran. Shahid Saless was a storyteller as a child, with a passion for visualizing his narrations. During his teenage years, he showed an imaginative talent, writing and acting in plays with friends. In 1963, ...

Tabiate bijan (1974): 8 Yek Etefagh sadeh (1973): 7.5

Total Score: 7.4

6. Dariush Mehrjui

Director | Gaav

Dariush Mehrjui was born to a middle-class family in Tehran. He showed interest in painting miniatures, music, and playing santoor and piano. He spent a lot of time going to the movies, particularly American films which were un-dubbed and inter-spliced with explanatory title cards that explained ...

Postchi (1972): 9.5 Hamoun (1990): 9 Ejareh-Nesheenha (1986): 9 Aghaye Hallou (1971): 8.5 Dayereye Mina (1974): 7.5 Gaav (1969): 7.5 Sara (1993): 7.5 Leila (1998): 7 Derakhte Golabi (1998): 7 Pari (1995): 6.5 Baanoo (1992): 6 Mehman-e maman (2004): 6 Santoori (2007): 6 Mix (2000): 5.5 Narenji Poush (2012): 5.5 Aseman-e mahboob (2011): 5

Total Score: 7.3

7. Asghar Farhadi

Writer | Darbareye Elly

Asghar Farhadi was born in 1972 in Iran. He became interested in cinema in his teenage years and started his filmmaking education by joining the Youth Cinema Society of Esfahan in 1986 where he made 8mm and 16mm short films. He received his Bachelors in Theater from University of Tehran's School of...

1. About Elly {Darbareye Elly} (2009): 8 2. A Separation {Jodaeiye Nader az Simin} (2011): 8 3. The Past {Gozashte} (2013): 8 4. The Salesman {Forushande} (2016): 7.5 5. Beautiful City {Shah-re ziba} (2004): 7 6. Dancing in the Dust {Raghs dar ghobar} (2003): 6.5 7. Fireworks Wednesday {Chaharshanbe-soori} (2006):6.5

Total Score: 7.2

8. Iraj Tahmasb

Actor | Zir-e Derakht-e Holou

Born in Tehran Iran in 1959, Iraj Tahmasb graduated from the University of Tehran in Dramatic Arts and Theatre, where he is now teaching the Masters Program. As a teenager Tahmasb taught puppetry, script writing and film making in varies institutes. His active professional career began in 1979 when...

Kolah ghermezi va pesar khale (1994): 9 Kolah Ghermezi va Sarvenaz (2002): 7 Dokhtar-e shirini-foroosh (2001): 6

Total Score: 7.1

9. Masud Kimiai

Director | Dandan-e-mar

Massoud Kimiaei was born in Tehran in 1941. He became well known when in 1969 he directed his second film, Gheisar (1969), which was considered a turning point in the Iranian cinema; he depicted the ethics and morals of the romanticized poor working class of the Croesus' Treasure (1965) genre ...

Gheisar (1969): 9 Reza motori (1970): 8 Dash akol (1971): 7.5 Gavaznha (1976): 7.5 Sorb (1988): 7.5 Dandan-e-mar (1989): 7.5 Eteraz (2000): 7.5 Soltan (1996): 7 Biganeh Bia (1968): 6.5 Baluch (1972): 6.5 Safare Sang (1977): 6.5 Rade paye gorg (1991): 6.5 Mercedes (1998): 6.5 Sarbaz-haye jome (2004): 6.5 Hokm (2005):6.5 Khak (1972): 6 Ziafat (1995):6 Raees (2007): 6 jorm (2011): 6 Metropole (2014): 6 Ghazal (1975): 5.5 Khatte ghermez (1982): 5.5 Tigh o abrisham (1985): 5.5 Faryad (1998): 5.5 Mohakeme dar khiaban (2009):5.5 Ghatele ahli (2017): 5

Total Score: 7.0

10. Samuel Khachikian

Director | Ghesseye shab-e Yalda

Born 1923 in Tabriz to a family of Armenian immigrants. Khachikian's father escaped the Armenian Genocide in 1915 and settled in Tabriz. His mother admired cinema and the arts and often took her children to the theater. Samuel Khachikian published his first poem "The Prison" in the Armenian ...

Delhore (1962): 8.5 Faryade Nime Shab (1961): 7.5 Yek ghadam ta marg (1961): 7 Zarbat (1964): 7 Hengameh (1968): 7 Ezterab (1975): 7 Khodahafez Tehran (1966): 6.5 Marg dar baran (1974): 6.5 Koose-ye jonoob (1978): 6.5 Bolof (1994): 6.5

Total Score: 7.0

11. Naser Taghvai

Director | Nakhoda Khorshid

Naser Taghvai is an Iranian film director and screenwriter. Naser Taghvai was born in Abadan, Iran. After early experiences as a story writer, he began filming documentaries in 1967. He made his debut, Tranquility in the Presence of Others, in 1970 and gained the attention of Iranian critics. He ...

Nakhoda Khorshid (1987): 8 Aramesh dar Hozur Deegaran (1973): 7.5 Sadegh Korde (1972): 7 Ey Iran (1989): 7 Kaghaz-e bikhat (2002): 7 Nefrin (1973): 6.5

Total Score: 7.0

12. Amir Naderi

Director | Vegas: Based on a True Story

Amir Naderi is one of the most influential figures of 20th century Persian cinema. He developed his knowledge of cinema by watching films at the theater where he worked as a boy, reading film criticism, and making relationships with leading film critics. He began his career with still photography ...

Khodahafez rafigh (1971):7.5 Davandeh (1984): 7.5 Tangsir (1974): 7.5 Tangna (1973): 7 Saz Dahani (1974): 6.5

Total Score: 7.0

13. Ebrahim Golestan

Director | Khesht va Ayeneh

Ebrahim Golestan is an Iranian filmmaker and literary figure with a career spanning half a century. He has lived in Sussex, United Kingdom, since 1975. He was closely associated with the controversial and eminent Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad until her death, whom he met at his studio in 1958. He...

Khesht va Ayeneh (1965): 8.5 Asrar ganj dareheye jenni (1974) : 6

Total Score: 7.0

14. Mahmoud Kushan

Director | Gereftar

Mahmoud Koushan (or Mahmoud Kushan) is one of the pioneer Iranian cinematographers. He was born in Tehran in 1933, and is the brother of filmmaker Esmail Koushan.

He was the first Iranian filmmaker who went to Italy and Germany for technical training at Cinecittà Studios, Agfa Laboratories and ...

Osta Karim Nukaretim (1974): 7.5 Dozd o paseban (1970): 7 Shadihaye Zendegi Ma (1976): 7

Total Score: 6.9

15. Mohamad Reza Honarmand

Director | Didar

Mohamad Reza Honarmand is a director and writer, known for The Visit (1995), The Changed Man (1998) and Azizam, Man Kook Nistam (2002).

Moumiai 3 (1999): 7.5 azizam man kuk nistam (2001): 7.5 Dozd aroosakha (1990): 6.5

Total Score: 6.9

16. Alireza Raisian

Director | Chehel Salegi

Alireza Raisian is a director and producer, known for Love at 40 (2010), Time to Love (2015) and Reyhaneh (1990).

Istgahe matrouk (2001): 8 Reyhaneh (1990): 7.5 Safar (1996): 7 Chehel salegi (2010): 6.5 Dorane Asheghi (2014): 6.5 Parvandeye havana (2005): 6

Total Score: 6.8

17. Jalal Moghadam

Director | Farar az Taleh

Jalal Moghadam was born on April 30, 1929 in Nishapur, Persia. He was an actor and director, known for Escape from the Trap (1971), The Window (1970) and 3 Crazies (1968). He died on April 18, 1996 in Tehran, Iran.

Farar az Taleh (1971): 8.5 Panjereh (1970): 7.5 3 divane (1968): 7 Chamedan (1986): 6 Ashianeye mehr (1987): 6

Total Score: 6.8

18. Jafar Panahi

Director | Taxi

Jafar Panahi (Born 11 July 1960) is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, and film editor, commonly identified with the Iranian New Wave film movement. After several years of making short films and working as an assistant director for fellow Iranian film-maker Abbas Kiarostami, Panahi achieved ...

1. The White Balloon {Badkonake sefid} (1995): 8.5 2. The Mirror {Ayneh} (1997): 7 3. The Circle {Dayereh} (2000): 7 4. Crimson Gold {Talaye sorkh} (2003): 6 5. Offside (2006): 6

Total Score: 6.7

19. Mehdi Fakhimzadeh

Actor | Be dadam beres rafigh

Mehdi Fakhimzadeh is an actor and director, known for Help Me Friend (1978), Travellers of Moonlight (1988) and My heritage, insanity (1981).

Ham nafas (2003): 8 Mosaferan-e mahtab (1987): 7 Hamsar (1993): 7 Khastegari (1989): 6.5 Bahar dar payeez (1988): 6

Total Score: 6.7

20. Bahram Beizai

Writer | Sagkoshi

Bahram Beizai started skipping school from around the age of 17 in order to go to movies which were becoming popular in Iran at a rapid pace. This only fed his hunger to learn more about cinema and the visual arts. By 1961 he had already spent a lot of time studying-and researching- ancient persian...

1. The Raven {Kalagh} (1976): 8 2. Stranger and the Fog {Gharibeh Va Meh} (1976): 7 3. Bashu, the Little Stranger {Bashu, gharibeye koochak} (1989): 7 4. Killing Mad Dogs {Sagkoshi} (2001): 7 5. Downpour {Ragbar} (1972): 6.5 6. Maybe another time {Shayad vaghti digar} (1988): 6.5 7. Travellers {Mosaferan} (1991): 6 8. When We Are All Sleep {Vaghti hame khaabim} (2009): 5.5

Total Score: 6.6

21. Kianoush Ayari

Editor | Bidar show, Arezoo!

Kianoush Ayari was born in 1951 in Ahwaz, Iran. He is an editor and director, known for Wake Up, Arezu! (2005), To Be or Not to Be (1999) and The Abadanis (1993).

Shabah-e kazhdom (1986): 7.5 Shakh-e gav (1995): 7 Boodan yaa naboodan (1998): 7 Do nime-ye sib (1992): 6.5 Abadani-Ha (1993): 6

Total Score: 6.6

kouche mardha (1970): 7.5 Miadgahe Khashm (1971): 6.5 Salat-e zohr (1974): 6.5

Total Score: 6.6

23. Rakhshan Banietemad

Director | Zir-e poost-e shahr

Graduated in the field of film directing from The Faculty of Dramatic Arts and joined the Iranian TV in 1973 beginning her career as continuity girl and assistant director. Later on, she made a number of short documentaries and directed her first picture 'Kharej az Mahdudeh (1986)'. Her next films ...

Nargess (1992): 7.5 Rusari Abi (1995): 7.5 Zir-e poost-e shahr (2001): 7.5 Zard-e Ghanari (1988): 7 Banoo-Ye Ordibehesht (1998): 7 Ghesse-ha (2014): 6 Khoon bazi (2006): 4

Total Score: 6.5

24. Rasool Mollagholi Poor

Director | Parvaz dar shab

Rasool Mollagholi Poor was born in 1955 in Tehran, Iran. He was a director and writer, known for The Flight in the Night (1987), Heeva (1999) and Majnoon (1990). He died on March 5, 2007 in Nowshahr, Iran.

Khosoof (1992): 7.5 Nasl-e sookhte (1999): 7.5 Mim mesle madar (2006): 7 Gharche sammi (2002): 7 Komakam kon (1997): 6 Mazrae-ye pedari (2004): 6 Heeva (1999): 5

Total Score: 6.5

25. Nosratollah Karimi

Director | Takhtekhab-e se nafare

Nosratollah Karimi was born on December 22, 1924 in Isfahan, Iran. He was a director and writer, known for The Triple Bed (1972), The Carriage Driver (1971) and The Interim Husband (1971). He was married to Parvin Teymouri. He died on December 3, 2019 in Tehran, Iran.

Doroshkechi (1971): 8 Khane-kharab (1975): 7 Mohallel (1971): 6.5 Takhtekhab-e se nafare (1972): 5.5

Total Score: 6.5

26. Farokh Ghafari

Director | Shabe ghuzi

Farokh Ghafari was born in 1921 in Teheran, Iran. He was a director and writer, known for Night of the Hunchback (1965), Which One Is the Bride? (1959) and South of the City (1958). He died on December 17, 2006 in Paris, France.

Shabe ghuzi (1965): 7.5 Zanburak (1975): 6

Total Score: 6.5

27. Saber Rahbar

Cinematographer | Charkh-e falak

Mardi az jonoob-e shahr (1970): 7 Donya-ye abi (1969): 6.5

Total Score: 6.5

28. Marzieh Boroomand

Director | Alo!Alo! Man joojoo-am

Marzieh Boroomand is an actress and director, known for Hello! Hello! This Is Juju (1995), City of Mice (1986) and Morabbaye shirin (2001).

Shahre moushha (1985): 7.5 Shahre moushha 2 (2014): 6

Total Score: 6.5

29. Sirus Alvand

Director | Yek-bar-baraye-hamishe

Sirus Alvand was born on January 31, 1951 in Tehran, Iran. He is a writer and director, known for Once for Ever (1993), Bandari (1973) and Cardboard Hotel (1997).

Nafas-borideh (1978): 7.5 Faryad Zire Ab (1977): 7.5 Dastha-ye aloode (1999): 7.5 Shab-e aftabi (1977): 7 Chehre (1995): 7 Yek bar Baraye Hamishe (1992): 6 Hotel cartoon (1996): 6 Saghar (1997): 6 Mozahem (2001): 6 Barge Barande (2003): 6 Rastegari dar 8:20 (2005): 6 Porteghal khooni (2011): 6 In sib ham baraye to (2015): 5 Tale (2005): 4.5

Total Score: 6.4

30. Shapur Gharib

Director | Se mah tatili

Shapur Gharib was born in 1932 in Semnan, Iran. He was a director and writer, known for Summer Vacation (1977), Eastern man, western woman (1976) and Botshekan (1976). He died on June 5, 2012 in Tehran, Iran.

Gharibe (1972): 7.5 Kako (1971): 7 Haft tir haye chobi (1975): 7 Khorous (1973): 6.5 Mamal Amricai (1975): 6.5 Botshekan (1976): 6.5 Raghaseye Shahr (1970): 6 Sayeha-ye gham (1988): 6 Arouse Bianka (1970): 4.5

Total Score: 6.4

Otobous (1985): 7 Apartemane shomareye sizdah (1990): 7 Mardi ke ziad midanest (1984): 6.5 Do nafar o nesfi (1991): 6.5 Kalantari-e gheir-e entefai (2009): 6

Total Score: 6.4

32. Hamid Rakhshani

Director | E'adeye amniat

He is Reza Rakhshani's son.

Rah-e dovom (1984): 7.5 Parvaz ra be khater bespar (1993): 6.5 Moones (2001): 6

Total Score: 6.4

33. Masoud Jafari Jozani

Writer | Shir Sangi

Masoud Jafari Jozani (born in Malayer, Iran) is a film director, screenwriter and film producer. He received an M.A. in cinema from the San Francisco State University (1977). In his feature films, he generally deals with heroic subjects in the natural environment with a historical and epic tone. ...

Shir Sangi (1987): 8 Yek mard, yek khers (1994): 6.5 Bolugh (2000): 6.5 Iran Burger (2015): 5

Total Score: 6.3

34. Bahman Ghobadi

Director | Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand

Bahman Ghobadi was born in 1969 in Baneh, in the province of Iranian Kurdistan, near the Iran-Iraq border. Shortly after graduating from the National Audiovisual School, he made his first short, immediately acclaimed by the local critics. One of these short films, "Life in Fog" (1999) is even ...

Niwemang (2006): 8.5 Zamani barayé masti asbha (2000): 7.5 Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand (2004): 6 Kasi az gorbehaye irani khabar nadareh (2009): 4

Total Score: 6.3

Gharibe (1987): 7.5 Dokhtaran-e Entezar (1999): 6 Elahe-ye Zigorat (2003): 6

Total Score: 6.3

36. Ahmad Reza Darvish

Director | Duel

Ahmad Reza Darvish is a director and writer, known for Duel (2004), Hussein, Who Said No (2014) and Kimia (1995).

Motevalede mahe mehr (1999): 8 Eblis (1990): 6 Duel (2004): 5.5

Total Score: 6.3

37. Abbas Kiarostami

Director | Copie conforme

Abbas Kiarostami was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1940. He graduated from university with a degree in fine arts before starting work as a graphic designer. He then joined the Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, where he started a film section, and this started his career ...

Khane-ye doust kodjast? (1987): 8.5 Bad ma ra khahad bord (1999): 8 Zendegi va digar hich (1992): 7.5 Ta'm e guilass (1997): 7 Gozaresh (1977): 6.5 Zire derakhtane zeytoun (1993): 5.5 Certified Copy (2010): 5.5 Ten (2002): 5 Nema-ye Nazdik (1990): 4.5 Shirin (2008): 3.5

Total Score: 6.2

38. Mohammad Motevaselani

Director | Jostejoogar

Mohammad Motevaselani is an actor and director, known for The Searcher (1989), Do rooye sekke (1992) and The Compromise (1974).

Yek chamedan sex (1971): 7 Zabih (1975): 7 Sazesh (1974): 6.5 Do rooye sekke (1992): 6.5 Har chi to bekhai (2009): 5

Total Score: 6.2

Salam bar eshgh (1974): 6.5 Sharaf (1975): 6.5

Total Score: 6.2

40. Kambuzia Partovi

Writer | Café Transit

Kambuzia Partovi was born on February 8, 1956 in Rasht, Iran. He is a writer and director, known for Border Café (2005), The Truck (2018) and Naneh Lala va bacheharesh (1997).

Golnar (1988): 7 Café Transit (2005): 6

Total Score: 6.2

Adam barfi (1994): 7 Sahereh (1997): 6

Total Score: 6.2

42. Kiumars Poorahmad

Director | Otobuse shab

Kiumars Poorahmad was born in 1949 in Najafabad, Iran. He is a director and writer, known for Night Bus (2007), The Double Lottie (1996) and The Longest Night (2001).

Nan va sher (1993): 7.5 Khaharan-e gharib (1995): 6.5 Shabe Yalda (2001): 6.5 Nok-e borj (2005): 6.5 Otobuse shab (2007): 6 Gole yakh (2004): 5 Kafshhayam kou? (2015): 5

Total Score: 6.1

43. Pouran Derakhshandeh

Producer | Hiss Dokhtarha Faryad Nemizanand

Pouran Derakhshandeh was born in 1951 in Iran. She is a producer and director, known for Hush! Girls Don't Scream (2013), Under the Smoky Roof (2017) and Little Bird of Happiness (1988).

Rabete (1986): 7 Zaman-e az dast rafteh (1990): 6.5 Sham'i dar baad (2004): 6 Eternal Children (2006): 6 His! Dokhtarha Faryad Nemizanand (2013): 6

Total Score: 6.1

44. Ahmad Amini

Director | Chatri baray-eh do nafar

Studied photography (1974).

Gharibaneh (1998): 7.5 In zan harf nemizanad (2003): 7 Chatri baray-eh do nafar (1999): 6 Bi Khodahafezi (2012): 4.5

Total Score: 6.1

45. Esmail Kushan

Producer | Amir Arsalan-e namdar

Esmail Koushan or Kooshan (1917-1981) was an Iranian film director who was one of the pioneering figures of Persian cinema. He has been called "the father of the Iranian film industry" by Georges Sadoul. Koushan, who studied film-making in Germany at Universum Film Aktienge-Sellschafe (UFA), began ...

Saye Sarnevesht (1961): 6.5 Gohare shab cheragh (1967): 6.5 Dozd-e Bank (1965): 6

Total Score: 6.1

Khaneh Khalvat (1993): 8.5 Sobhane baraye do nafar (2004): 6.5 Jostojoo dar jazireh (1991): 6.5 Bazi tamam shod (1990): 6 Eshgh kafi nist (1999): 6 Pishnahade 50 millioni (2005): 6 Tasvir-e akhar (1987): 5.5 Badalkaran (1997): 5.5 Harim-e mehrvarzi (1987): 5 Maral (2001): 5

Total Score: 6.0

47. Fereydoun Jourak

Director | Silent Cry

Fereydoun Jourak is a director and editor, known for Silent Cry, Resting Against the Wind (1978) and Shar-ashoob (1969).

Salome (1974): 7.5 Mard (1972): 6.5 Javanmard (1974): 6 Sarab (1973): 6 Sogoli (1970): 5.5 Agha Mehdi vared mishavad (1974): 5

Total Score: 6.0

48. Nezam Fatemi

Director | Gerdbade zendegi

Nezam Fatemi is a director and writer, known for Whirlwind of Life (1968), The Naughty One (1965) and The Golden Village (1965).

Morid-e High (1970) 7 Pashne tala (1975): 7 Salare mardan (1968): 6.5 mehdi meshki va shalvarake dagh (1972): 5.5 Mardane Khalij (1972): 5

Total Score: 6.0

49. Saman Moghadam

Director | Cafe Setareh

Saman Moghadam was born in Tehran, Iran on 6th of January, 1969. He became interested in filmmaking and storytelling in his teens, and continued to follow up on his dream of becoming a filmmaker after graduating high school. He studied filmmaking at the Cinematic Educational Complex in Tehran. ...

Maxx (2005): 7.5 Siavash (1998): 6 Cafe Setareh (2006): 6 Nahange Anbar (2015): 6 Party (2000): 5.5

Total Score: 6.0

50. Zackaria Hashemi

Director | Zan-e bakere

Zackaria Hashemi is an actor and director, known for Virgin Woman (1973), Knucklebones (1971) and Tuti (1977).

Se ghap (1971): 8 Touti (1978): 6.5 Zan-e bakere (1973): 4

Total Score: 6.0

Saye roshan (2001): 6.5 Grand Cinema (1989): 6 Gerdab (2005): 6

Total Score: 6.0

Hezaran zan mesle man (2001): 7.5 Tab (2003): 5.5 Enekas (2008): 5.5

Total Score: 6.0

53. Amir Shahab Razavian

Director | Mina-ye shahr-e khamoosh

Amir Shahab Razavian is a director and producer, known for Colors of Memory (2007), A Romantic Robbery (2016) and Safar-e mardan-e khakestari (2001).

Tehran 7:00 a.m. (2003): 6.5 Mina-ye shahr-e khamoosh (2008): 6 Yek dozdi asheghaneh (2015): 6

Total Score: 6.0

54. Parviz Kimiavi

Director | O.K. Mister

Parviz Kimiavi was born in 1939 in Teheran, Iran. He is a director and writer, known for O.K. Mister (1979), The Garden of Stones (1976) and The Mongols (1973).

P mesle pelican (1972): 6.5 Baghé sangui (1976): 6

Total Score: 6.0

Ma'mooriat (1987): 6.5 Moamma (1987): 6

Total Score: 6.0

56. Manijeh Hekmat

Producer | Zendan-e zanan

Her daughter , Pegah Ahangarani is an actress and a director.

Zendan-e zanan (2002):6.5 3 zan (2008): 6

Total Score: 6.0

57. Reza Mirkarimi

Producer | Be hamin sadegi

Reza Mirkarimi was born in 1967 in Tehran and graduated from the Fine Arts University in Graphic Arts. His cinema activities began in 1987 with a series of shorts followed by two TV series aimed at young people. His 1999 first feature, 'The Child and The Soldier', has won several national and ...

Kheili dour, kheili nazdik (2005): 7 Dokhtar (2016): 6.5 Zir-e noor-e maah (2001): 6 Be hamin sadegi (2008): 5.5 Ye habe ghand (2011): 5.5 Emrouz (2014): 5.5

Total Score: 5.9

58. Mohamad Ali Fardin

Actor | The Night Story

Mohamad Ali Fardin was born in 1930 in Tehran, Iran. He was an actor and director, known for The Story of Night (1973), Hatam Taee (1966) and King of the Hearts (1968). He died on April 6, 2000 in Tehran.

Soltan ghalbha (1968): 7.5 Gedayan-e Tehran (1966): 6 Gheseye shab (1973): 6 Gorgehaye gorosneh (1962): 5.5 Ghasr-e zarrin (1969): 5.5

Total Score: 5.9

59. Mehdi Karampour

Director | Sophie & the Mad

Top Graduate (M.A) in Cinema Directing major Member of the Board of Directors Guild of Iranian Cinema (2007-2010) Speakperson of the Board of Directors Guild of Iranian Cinema (2010) The President of the Releasing Committee of Iranian Cinema (2008-2010) Member of the Advisors Committee of the Board...

Pole Choubi (2012): 8 Sophie o divaneh (2017): 7 Jayi digar (2004): 6.5 Che kasi Amir ra kosht? (2006): 6 Shifte shabane (2010): 3

Total Score: 5.9

60. Tahmineh Milani

Writer | Nimeh-ye penhan

Tahmineh Milani (born 1 September 1960) is a professional film director, screenwriter, and producer who came to the limelight by breaking all the traditional and conventional norms about women and their presence in Iran's society. Being sentenced to prison have not stopped her from expressing their...

Nimeh-ye penhan (2001): 8 Two Women (1999): 7.5 Vakonesh panjom (2003): 6.5 Afsane-ye-ah (1991): 6.5 Kakadu (1995): 6 Superstar (2009): 6 Bache-haye talagh (1989): 5.5 Atash bas (2006): 5.5 Zan-e ziadi (2005): 5 Yeki az ma do nafar (2011): 4 Tasvie hesab (2007): 3

Total Score: 5.8

61. Amir Shervan

Director | Killing American Style

Amir Shervan, was born Amir Hosein Ghaffar in Tehran, Iran on May 24, 1929. In the U.S. he is mostly known for directing the movies Hollywood cop and Samurai Cop but was better known in Iran for his directing, writing and acting in numerous films.

Shervan studied theater in Pasadena California in ...

Dozde-siyahpoush (1968): 6.5 Derakhtan istade mimirand (1971): 6.5 Akhm nakon sarkar (1975): 6.5 Zani be name sharab (1967): 6 Baba goli be jamalet (1976): 6 Khaterkhah (1972): 5.5 Torkaman (1974): 4.5

Total Score: 5.8

62. Abolhassan Davoodi

Director | Zadboom

Abolhassan Davoodi is a director and writer, known for Motherland (2009), Crazy Rook (2015) and Pickpockets Don't Go to Heaven (1992).

man zamin ra doost daram (1993): 7 Nan-o eshq-o motor 1000 (2001): 7 Safar-e Jadui (1990): 6.5 Jib-Borha Be Behesht Nemiravand (1991): 6.5 Mard-e barani (Rain Man) (1999): 6 Zadboom (2009): 5 Rokhe Divane (2014): 3

Total Score: 5.8

63. Rasoul Sadrameli

Director | Man, Taraneh, panzdah sal daram

Rasoul Sadrameli was born in December 1954 in Isfahan, Iran. The Managing Director of MILAD FILM (established in 1979, the first company in distribution and production of Iranian films after revolution) began his journalism career while he was just 17, and he collaborated with Etela'at Newspaper as...

Dokhtari ba kafshhaye katani (1999): 7.5 Golhaye Davoudi (1985): 6.5 Ghorbani (1993): 6.5 Zandegi ba cheshmane baste (2010): 6.5 Man tarane 15 sal daram (2001): 6 Dishab babato didam, Aida (2005): 5.5 Shab (2008): 3

Total Score: 5.8

64. Asghar Hashemi

Director | Do hamsafar

Asghar Hashemi is a director and writer, known for Do hamsafar (1991), The Hostage (1996) and Negin (2002).

Mehrie Bibi (1995): 7 Do hamsafar (1991): 6 Dar arezuye ezdevaj (1990): 6 Mojarrad-ha (2004): 6 Negin (2002): 5

Total Score: 5.8

Javani (1999): 6.5 Bi gharar (1994): 6 Pesarane ajori (2006): 5.5

Total Score: 5.8

Bekhatere Pooneh (2013): 6.5 Aba jan (2017): 6 Kouche Binam (2015): 5.5

Total Score: 5.8

67. Khosrow Sinai

Director | Arous-e atash

Khosrow Sinai is a director and writer, known for Bride of Fire (2000), In the Alleys of Love (1991) and The Colourful Island (2015).

Arous-e atash (2000): 7 Hayoola-ye daroon (1983): 5

Total Score: 5.8

68. Syamak Yasami

Director | Sahele entezar

Syamak Yasami is a director and writer, known for The Shores of Anticipation (1963), Dalahoo (1967) and Mr. Twentieth Century (1964).

Lezzate gonah (1964): 7 Ganje qarun (1965): 6.5 Aval heykal (1960): 6 Dalahoo (1967): 5.5 Pari Khoshgeleh (1974): 5.5 Qahremane qahremanan (1965): 5 Toofan-e Nooh (1967): 5

Total Score: 5.7

69. Naser Malek Motiee

Actor | Yek parche agha

Naser Malek Motiee was born on March 29, 1930 in Tehran, Iran. He was an actor and director, known for A Perfect Gentleman (1965), Gozasht-e bozorg (1967) and The Bride of the Village (1962). He died on May 25, 2018 in Tehran.

Yek parche agha (1965): 6.5 Gozasht-e bozorg (1967): 6 Mardha va jaddeha (1963): 5.5 Farar az haghighat (1966): 5.5

Total Score: 5.7

70. Iraj Ghaderi

Actor | Leilaj

Iraj Ghaderi was born in 1935 in Tehran, Iran. He was an actor and director, known for Leilaj (1966), Sam and Nargess (2000) and Claws in the Dust (1997). He was married to Kobra Etminan. He died on May 6, 2012 in Tehran.

Bot (1976): 7 Noghre dagh (1971): 6.5 Sine Chack (1976): 6.5 Sekkeye Shans (1970): 6 Sam o Nargess (2000): 6 Mikhaham zende bemanam (1995): 5.5 Cheshman siah (2003): 5.5 Shabake (2012): 5.5 Shohrat (2000): 5 Pato zamin nazar (2008): 2.5

Total Score: 5.6

71. Ebrahim Hatamikia

Writer | Be name pedar

Ebrahim Hatamikia, who is internationally renowned for his role in the cinema of Iran in the 1990s, was born in 1961 in Tehran, Iran from an Azarbaijani's family. He left the Art University where he studied script writing. He began his directing career with the film "The Identity" in 1986 and some ...

Ertefae past (2001): 7.5 Az Karkheh ta Rhein (1993): 7.5 Ajans-E Shisheh-I (1999): 6 Moje mordeh (2001): 6 Badigard (2015): 6 Davat (2008): 5 Be name pedar (2006): 4 Be Range Arghavan (2005): 3.5

Total Score: 5.6

72. Reza Safai

Director | Yeke Bezan

Reza Safai was born on May 1, 1937 in Mashhad, Iran. He was a director and editor, known for Little Hero (1967), The Dangerous Chase (1965) and Tricksters (1967). He died on February 11, 2019 in Tehran, Iran.

Bedeh dar raah-e khoda (1971): 7 Jodai (1969): 6 Oboor az marz-e zendegi (1975): 5.5 Ghafas-e talayee (1966): 4.5

Total Score: 5.6

Shaam-e aroosi (2006): 7 Eshgh-e film (2003): 6 Moadele (2003): 4.5

Total Score: 5.6

74. Bahman Farmanara

Director | Booye kafoor, atre yas

Bahman Farmanara is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, and film producer. Bahman Farmanara is the second son in a family of four brothers and one sister. The family business was Textile and he was the only son who did not join the business and went off to United Kingdom and later on to United ...

Booye kafoor, atre yas (2000): 6.5 Khanei ruye ab (2001): 5.5 Yek boos-e koochooloo (2005): 5.5 Sayehaye bolande bad (1978): 5

Total Score: 5.5

Khoros Jangi (2009): 6 Texas (2018): 6 Texas 2 (2019): 6 Akhlagheto Khoub kon (2010): 4.5

Total Score: 5.5

76. Parviz Noori

Writer | Rashid

Parviz Noori is a writer and director, known for Rashid (1971), The Woman and the Land (1978) and Hakim-bashi (1972).

Rashid (1971): 6.5 Hakim bashi (1972): 5.5 Ayalvar (1973): 5

Total Score: 5.5

77. Parviz Sayyad

Actor | Ferestadeh

Parviz Say'yad, is arguably the best known Iranian actor/comedian of the pre-revolution era in Iran. He still is a household name among Iranians today. A showman, actor, talented comedian, writer and producer of many TV shows and Iranian cinema. He created the character "Samad", a naive innocent ...

Samad be madreseh miravad (1973): 7 Dar entedade shab (1977): 5.5 Bonbast (1978): 4.5

Total Score: 5.5

Sholevar (2018): 6 Boutique (2004): 5.5 Arayesh-e ghaliz (2014): 5.5

Total Score: 5.5

79. Behrouz Shoaybi

Director | Dehliz

Behrouz Shoaybi is a director and writer, known for The Corridor (2013), Axing (2018) and Golshifte (2018).

Akharin rouze sal (2016): 6 Baghe alouche (2005): 5.5

Total Score: 5.5

80. Majid Majidi

Director | Bacheha-Ye aseman

Majid Majidi was born on April 17, 1959 in Tehran, Iran to a middle class family. He started acting in amateur theater groups at the age of fourteen. After receiving his high school diploma, he started studying art at the Institute of Dramatic Art in Tehran. After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, ...

1. Children of Heaven {Bacheha-Ye aseman} (1997): 8 2. Baran (2001): 7.5 3. The Father {Pedar} (1996): 6 4. The Willow Tree {Beed-e majnoon} (2005): 6 5. Mohammad Rasoolollah (2015): 0

Total Score: 5.4

81. Dariush Farhang

Director | Telesm

Dariush Farhang is an actor and director, known for The Spell (1987), Ravani (1997) and The Path of Glory (1994). He has been married to Rozita Arbabian since 1999. They have one child. He was previously married to Susan Taslimi.

Ravani (1997): 6.5 Telesm (1986): 6 2 film ba yek belit (1990): 6 Shab haye Tehran (2000): 6 Roze zard (2002): 6 Tekyeh bar bad (2000): 5 Khandeh dar baran (2010): 2.5

Total Score: 5.3

Khatte vije (2013): 7 Baad Az Zohre Sagie Sagi (2010): 5.5 Asre yakhbandan (2014): 5.5 Barcode (2016): 4

Total Score: 5.3

83. Ahmad Shirazi

Cinematographer | Gerogan

Gerogan (1974): 6.5 Donya-ye poromid (1969): 5.5 Kolbei aansoo-ye roodkhane (1971):4.5

Total Score: 5.3

84. Parviz Shahbazi

Writer | Nafas-e amigh

Parviz Shahbazi is a writer and director, known for Deep Breath (2003), Trapped (2013) and Traveler from the South (1997).

Nafase amigh (2001): 6.5 Darband (2013): 5.5 Ayar 14 (2009): 4.5

Total Score: 5.3

Kolahi Baraye Baran (2006): 6.5 ghelghelak (2005): 6.5 Sayeh (2015): 3.5

Total Score: 5.3

Aghaye Jahel (1973): 6 Topoli (1972): 5.5 Shouresh (1973): 4.5

Total Score: 5.1

Pol (1971): 6.5 Aramashe ghabl az tufan (1960): 6 Hemmat (1975): 6 Doshman (1973): 5.5 Akbar Dilmaj (1973): 5.5 Chelcheragh (1976): 5 Louti (1971): 4.5 Zamine talkh (1963) : 4

Total Score: 5.3

88. Mani Haghighi

Writer | The Pig

Mani Haghighi was born on May 4, 1969 in Tehran, Iran. He is an actor and writer, known for Pig (2018), Modest Reception (2012) and Men at Work (2006).

Kanaan (2007): 6.5 Paziraie sadeh (2012): 6 Ejdeha vared mishavad (2015): 5.5 50 kilo albalo (2015): 5 Kargaran Mashghoole karand (2006): 4

Total Score: 5.3

Man Salvador nistam (2016): 6 Ayene baghal (2017): 6 Gharantine (2007): 5 Yeki Mikhad Bahat Harf Bezane (2012): 5 Rahman 1400 (2019): 5

Total Score: 5.3

Tohfe-ye Hend (1994): 6 Ghazal (2001): 5

Total Score: 5.3

Divanei az ghafas parid (2002): 6 Ghaedeye bazi (2007): 5

Total Score: 5.3

Avaz-e Tehran (1992): 7 Mihman (1976): 6 Beheshte penhan (1994): 6 Zakhmi (1997): 6 Dokhtare shahe parion (2010): 4.5 Ta akharin nafas (1978): 4.5 Soghate Farang (2005): 4.5 Faseleh (2009): 3.5

Total Score: 5.2

93. Mohammad Hossein Latifi

Director | Ruz-e-sevom

Mohammad Hossein Latifi is a director and writer, known for The Third Day (2007), Wednesday, May 9 (2015) and Through Sunglasses (2000).

Sor'at (1997): 6 Eynak-e doodi (2000): 6 Dokhtar Irouni(2003): 6 Be Vaghte Khomari (2018): 6 Tofighe ejbari (2007): 5.5 Khabgah-e dokhtaran (2005): 4.5 Ruz-e-sevom (2007): 4.5 Asbe sefide padshah (2014): 3.5

Total Score: 5.2

94. Alireza Amini

Director | Danehaye rize barf

Born in 1970 in Tehran, Amini is a graduate of stage directing. He has made more than 20 short and documentary films and he was assistant director to Bahman Ghobadi's "A Time for the Drunken Horses." His debut feature film, "Letters of the Wind" (2002) and then his second feature film, "Tiny ...

Haft daghigheh ta paiz (2009): 5.5 Entehaye khiabane hashtom (2010): 5.5 Haman Rooz (2008): 5

Total Score: 5.1

95. Behruz Afkhami

Director | Azar, Shahdokht, Parviz va digaran

Behruz Afkhami was born in 1956 in Tehran, Iran. He is a director and writer, known for Azar, Shahdokht, Parviz and Others (2014), The River's End (2003) and Manuscripts (1987).

Aroos (1990): 8.5 Rooz-e Fereshte (1993): 6 Takhti (1997): 6 Shokaran (2000): 5.5 Gav khuni (2002): 5 Saint Petersburg (2009): 5 Azar, Shahdokht, Parviz va digaran (2014): 3 Roobah (2014): 2.5

Total Score: 5.1

96. Niki Karimi

Director | Yek shab

Born in 1971 in Tehran, Niki Karimi is the most famous, internationally acclaimed Actress and filmmaker in Iran. She began her work as an actress with films such as "Sara" by Dariush Mehrjouii, which she won best actress award at "San Sebastian" film festival and in "Nantes film festival in 1992. ...

Yek shab (2005): 5.5 Sout-e payan (2011): 5

Total Score: 5.0

97. Reza Attaran

Actor | I Feel Sleepy

Reza Attaran was born in Mashhad, Khorasan, I.R.Iran. He is an Iranian actor, singer, writer and director. He has appeared in both films and television shows. Attaran won the Best Actor award at the 2008 Gol Aga Comedy Film Festival. He made his big introduction in 1995 when he was cast in Saate ...

Khabam miad (2012): 5.5 Red Carpet (2014): 5

Total Score: 5.0

98. Fereydoun Jeyrani

Writer | Khafegi

Fereydoun Jeyrani is a writer and director, known for Asphyxia (2017), Red (1999) and The Last Supper (2002).

Pink (2002): 6.5 Red (1998): 6 Shaam-e-akhar (2001): 6 Salad-e fasl (2004): 6 Dastane Avazi (2012): 5.5 Setareh Bood (2005): 5.5 Ab va Atash (2000): 5 Setareh Mishavad (2005): 5 Man Madar Hastam (2010): 4.5 Setare ast (2005):3 Parkway (2006):3 Khab Zadeha (2013):3

Total Score: 5.0

99. Homayoun Assadian

Director | Tala va mes

Homayoun Assadian is a director and writer, known for Gold and Copper (2010), Kissing the Moon-Like Face (2012) and A Special Day (2017).

Marde aftabi (1996): 7.5 Shoukhi (1999): 7 Akhar-e Bazi (2000): 6.5 Nish (1995): 6 10 Raghami (2008): 4 Tala va mes (2011) : 0

Total Score: 5.0

Shakhe Goli Baraye Aroos (2004): 5.5 Deldadeh (2008): 5.5 Hadafe asli (2006): 5 Zendegi Shirin (2009): 4.5

Total Score: 5.0



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