Top 25 Iranian Movies

List of the Best 25 Iranian Movies Liked By both Critics and Users.Find Movies detail and trailer at one place. Total 34 Titles and 5580 Views.

1. A Separation(2011)

Original Title: Jodái-e Náder az Simin
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery Release Date:
Country: Iran Language:Persian Rating:PG-13
Description: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: Peyman Moaadi , Leila Hatami , Sareh Bayat , Shahab Hosseini
Tags: Coming Of Age Investigation Family Relationships F Rated
8.30    99%    92%  

2. Children of Heaven(1997)

Original Title: Bacheha-Ye aseman
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy|Family Release Date:
Country: Iran Language:Persian Rating:PG
Description:Zohre's shoes are gone; her older brother Ali lost them. They are poor, there are no shoes for Zohre until they come up with an idea: they will share one pair of shoes, Ali's. School awaits...
Director: Majid Majidi
Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji , Amir Farrokh Hashemian , Bahare Seddiqi , Nafise Jafar-Mohammadi
Tags: Family Relationships Friendship
8.30    82%    96%  

3. The Salesman(2016)

Original Title: Forushande
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Thriller Release Date:
Countries: Iran| France Language:Persian Rating:PG-13
Description:Forced out of their apartment due to dangerous works on a neighboring building, Emad and Rana move into a new flat in the center of Tehran. An incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple’s life.
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Stars: Shahab Hosseini , Taraneh Alidoosti , Babak Karimi , Mina Sadati
7.80    96%    84%  

4. About Elly(2009)

Original Title: Darbareye Elly
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Thriller Release Date:
Countries: Iran| France Languages:Persian | German Rating:NA
Description: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
Tags: Violence Family Relationships Friendship
8.10    99%    83%  

5. Taste of Cherry(1997)

Original Title: Ta'm e guilass
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Countries: Iran| France Language:Persian Rating:NR
Description: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
7.70    84%    83%  

6. The Color of Paradise(1999)

Original Title: Rang-e khoda
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Adventure|Family Release Date:
Country: Iran Languages:Persian | Azerbaijani Rating:PG
Description:Mohammad, a boy at Tehran's institute for the blind, waits for his dad to pick him up for summer vacation. While waiting, he realizes a baby bird has fallen from its nest: he chases away a ...
Director: Majid Majidi
Stars: Hossein Mahjoub , Mohsen Ramezani , Salameh Feyzi , Farahnaz Safari
8.20    87%    96%  

7. Close-Up(1990)

Original Title: Nema-ye Nazdik
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Documentary|Biography|Crime Release Date:
Country: Iran Languages:Azerbaijani | Persian Rating:NR
Description:Pretending to be Mohsen Makhmalbaf making his next movie, Hossain Sabzian enters the home of a well-to-do family in Tehran, promising it a prominent part in his next movie. The actual ...
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Stars: Hossain Sabzian , Mohsen Makhmalbaf , Abolfazl Ahankhah , Mehrdad Ahankhah
8.30    88%    88%  

8. The Lizard(2004)

Original Title: Marmoulak
Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Comedy Release Date:
Country: Iran Language:Persian Rating:NA
Description:A recently jailed petty thief disguises as a religious and succeeds in escaping; but has to stay in a religious' role more than he expected to.
Director: Kamal Tabrizi
Stars: Parviz Parastui , Bahram Ibrahimi , Shahrokh Foroutanian , Farideh Sepah Mansour
Tags: Black Comedy Satire Prison Escape
8.60    NA    94%  

9. The Song of Sparrows(2008)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: Iran Languages:Persian | Azerbaijani Rating:PG
Description: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 ...
Director: Majid Majidi
Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji , Maryam Akbari , Kamran Dehghan , Hamid Aghazi
7.90    98%    86%  

10. Fireworks Wednesday(2006)

Original Title: Chaharshanbe-soori
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery Release Date:
Country: Iran Language:Persian Rating:NA
Description: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
7.80    100%    84%  

11. Where is the Friend's Home?(1987)

Original Title: Khane-ye doust kodjast?
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Family Release Date:
Country: Iran Language:Persian Rating:NA
Description: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 , Kheda Barech Defai , Iran Outari
8.10    100%    92%  

12. Baran(2001)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Country: Iran Languages:Azerbaijani | Persian Rating:PG
Description: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
7.80    89%    89%  

13. The Wind Will Carry Us(1999)

Original Title: Bad ma ra khahad bord
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Countries: Iran| France Language:Persian Rating:NA
Description: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
7.60    96%    84%  

14. A Time for Drunken Horses(2000)

Original Title: Zamani barayé masti asbha
Runtime: Genres:Drama|War Release Date:
Country: Iran Languages:Kurdish | Persian Rating:NA
Description:Young Iranian Kurds (brothers and sisters) try to save the youngest of them, who is seriously ill.
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
Stars: Ayoub Ahmadi , Rojin Younessi , Amaneh Ekhtiar-dini , Madi Ekhtiar-dini
7.70    85%    91%  

15. The White Balloon(1995)

Original Title: Badkonake sefid
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Family Release Date:
Country: Iran Language:Persian Rating:UR
Description:Several people try to take advantage of a little girl's innocence to hustle money her mom gave to her to buy a goldfish with.
Director: Jafar Panahi
Stars: Aida Mohammadkhani , Mohsen Kafili , Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy , Anna Borkowska
7.80    80%    90%  

16. Hamoun(1990)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: Iran Language:Persian Rating:NA
Description:Hamoon's wife is leaving him. He is also unsuccessfully trying to finish his Ph.D. thesis. He is forced to reexamine his life. In a series of flashbacks and dreams, Hamoon tries to figure out what he did wrong.
Director: Dariush Mehrjui
Stars: Ezzatolah Entezami , Bita Farahi , Sedigheh Kianfar , Turan Mehrzad
8.20    NA    88%  

17. The Cow(1969)

Original Title: Gaav
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: Iran Language:Persian Rating:NA
Description:The whole village knows that Mashti Hassan loves his cow to death. One day he goes to the Tehran. His cow dies. The villagers are afraid of what might happen once Hassan finds out his cow is dead. What will happen when he finds out?
Director: Dariush Mehrjui
Stars: Ezzatolah Entezami , Mahin Shahabi , Ali Nassirian , Jamshid Mashayekhi
8.10    NA    90%  

18. Through the Olive Trees(1994)

Original Title: Zire darakhatan zeyton
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Countries: France| Iran Language:Persian Rating:G
Description:The movie focuses on one of the events in Zendegi Edame Darad (1992), and explores the relationship between the movie director, and the actors. The local actors play a couple who got ...
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Stars: Mohamad Ali Keshavarz , Farhad Kheradmand , Zarifeh Shiva , Hossein Rezai
7.80    83%    89%  

19. Life+1Day(2016)

Original Title: Abado Yek Rouz
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Thriller Release Date:
Country: Iran Language:Persian Rating:NA
Description: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: Peyman Moaadi , Navid Mohammadzadeh , Parinaz Izadyar , Shabnam Moghadami
8.30    NA    NA  

20. The Glass Agency(1999)

Original Title: Ajans-E Shisheh-I
Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Romance Release Date:
Country: Iran Language:Persian Rating:NA
Description:The Glass Agency is the story of a war veteran living in post war Iran. It depicts veterans who are suffering from social problems after the war. Society does not understand them and the standard social norms are not in harmony with their personalities.
Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia
Stars: Parviz Parastui , Reza Kianian , Habib Rezaei , Bita Baadraan
8.10    NR    NR  

21. Beautiful City(2004)

Original Title: Shah-re ziba
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: Iran Language:Persian Rating:NA
Description:Akbar has just turned eighteen. He has been held in a rehabilitation centre for committing murder at the age of sixteen when he was condemned to death. Legally speaking, he had to reach the...
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Stars: Taraneh Alidoosti , Faramarz Gharibian , Babak Ansari , Hossein Farzi-Zadeh
7.80    89%    93%  

22. Here Without Me(2011)

Original Title: Inja bedoone man
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Family Release Date:
Country: Iran Language:Persian Rating:NA
Description: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 , Negar Javaherian , Fatemah Motamed-Aria , Parsa Pirouzfar
8.00    NA    85%  

23. Life, and Nothing More...(1992)

Original Title: Zendegi va digar hich
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Adventure Release Date:
Country: Iran Language:Persian Rating:NA
Description:After the earthquake of Guilan, the film director and his son, Puya, travel to the devastated area to search for the actors of the movie the director made there a few years ago, Khane-ye ...
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Stars: Farhad Kheradmand , Buba Bayour , Hocine Rifahi , Ferhendeh Feydi
8.00    100%    93%  

24. Leila(1997)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Country: Iran Language:Persian Rating:NA
Description:This film tells the story of a semi modern Iranian couple, who are trying to fight the old beliefs & old generation. This is a failing battle because the man is not strong enough.
Director: Dariush Mehrjui
Stars: Leila Hatami , Ali Mosaffa , Jamileh Sheikhi , Mohamad Reza Sharifinia
Tags: Female Protagonist Based On Novel Family Relationships
7.70    100%    88%  

25. A Moment of Innocence(1996)

Original Title: Pain et Fleurs
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy Release Date:
Countries: Iran| France Language:Persian Rating:NA
Description: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
8.00    89%    89%  

26. The Mirror(1997)

Original Title: Ayneh
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: Iran Language:Persian Rating:NA
Description:When a young Iranian's mother doesn't meet her after school, she tries to negotiate the streets of Tehran by herself.
Director: Jafar Panahi
Stars: Mina Mohammad Khani , Aida Mohammadkhani , Kazem Mojdehi , Naser Omuni
7.60    100%    86%  

27. Bashu, the Little Stranger(1989)

Original Title: Bashu, gharibeye koochak
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Family Release Date:
Country: Iran Language:Persian Rating:NA
Description:Lost and left behind in a foreign country after running away, a little boy whose family have been killed during the war is saved and trained by a middle-aged woman.
Director: Bahram Beizai
Stars: Susan Taslimi , Parviz Poorhosseini , Adnan Afravian , Bashu
8.10    NA    NA  

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