Films Shot in Iran

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Children of Heaven(1997)

1h 29min | Drama, Kids & Family
4.0/5 (with 199 votes)

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...

Directed by Majid Majidi - With Reza Naji, Mohammad Haj-Hosseini, Fereshte Sarabandi, Christopher Maleki

Arabian Nights(1974)

3.4/5 (with 61 votes)

The final part of Pasolini's Trilogy of Life series is rich with exotic tales of slaves and kings, potions, betrayals, demons and, most of all, love and lovemaking in all its myriad forms. Mysterious and liberating, this is an exquisitely dreamlike and adult interpretation of the original folk tales.


| 1h 38min | Documentary
4.2/5 (with 209 votes)

A paralysingly beautiful documentary with a global vision—an odyssey through landscape and time—that attempts to capture the essence of life.

Directed by Ron Fricke

The Desert of the Tartars(1976)

2h 20min | History
3.2/5 (with 26 votes)

Lieutenant Giovanni Drogo is assigned to the old Bastiani border fortress where he expects an imminent attack by nomadic fearsome Tartars.

And Then There Were None(1974)

| 1h 38min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
2.9/5 (with 33 votes)

Ten people are invited to a hotel for a weekend getaway by a Mr. U. N. Owen, who mysteriously isn't in attendance. When the group gets together for their first dinner, a record is played in which Mr. Owen accuses each guest of committing various unpunished crimes, which sets off a series of murders in the hotel.

The Colour of Paradise(1999)

| 1h 30min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 52 votes)

The story revolves around a blind boy named Mohammed who is released from his special school in Tehran for summer vacation. His father, shamed and burdened by Mohammed's blindness, arrives late to pick him up and then tries to convince the headmaster to keep Mohammed over the summer. The headmaster refuses, so Mohammed's father eventually takes him home.

Directed by Majid Majidi - With Hossein Mahjoub


1h 25min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 28 votes)

After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her.


2.9/5 (with 4 votes)

This epic adventure-drama based on James Michener's best-selling novel concerns a young American embassy official who is sent into the Middle-Eastern desert to find the missing daughter of a US Senator. The young woman has left her husband, a Colonel in the Shadom - she was his number two wife - and has opted for the lifestyle of a nomadic tribe. When the diplomat locates the girl he joins the caravan and attempts to persuade the girl to return.

3 Faces(2018)

1h 40min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 40 votes)

The famous actress Behnaz Jafari has no idea what to do when she receives a video in which a young girl is begging for help after her family did not allow her to study at Tehran Theatrical University. Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to the director Jafar Panahi so that they can help the girl deal with her problems together. They drive to the northwest of the country, where they meet the charming and generous people of a mountain village. But Behnaz and Jafar also observe that in these places, it is the traditions of their ancestors that completely determine the way of life.


| 1h 30min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 26 votes)

In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Kurdish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. When Lateef is given heavier tasks to compensate for new Afghan worker Rahmat, he resents his displacement and treats Rahmat cruelly. After one of his pranks, however, Lateef discovers Rahmat's secret--he is a girl named Baran. Latif's heart softens towards Baran and he shows his new affection for her by doing what he can to ease the hardships she suffers at work. revelation of Rahmat's secret changes both their lives.Baran is a 2001 Iranian film directed by Majid Majidi, based on an original script by Majid Majidi. The movie is set during recent times in which there are a large number of Afghan refugees living on the outskirts of Tehran. Almost a silent movie, Baran won a number of awards both nationally and internationally for the director and writer Majid Majidi.


1h 33min | Comedy, Drama
3.4/5 (with 39 votes)

Since women are banned from soccer matches, Iranian females masquerade as males so they can slip into Tehran's stadium to see the game between Iran and Bahrain. The ones who are caught and arrested are taken to a holding area and guarded by soldiers. One sympathetic soldier agrees to watch the game through a peephole and recount the action to the impatient fans.

Directed by Jafar Panahi - With Mohsen Tanabandeh, Shayesteh Irani

Muhammad: The Messenger of God(2015)

2h 51min | History, Drama
3.4/5 (with 17 votes)

The events, trials and tribulations of the city of Makkah in 7th century AD.

Directed by Majid Majidi - With Amin Tarokh, Sareh Bayat, Dariush Farhang
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The Father(1996)

1h 36min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 5 votes)

Mehrollah is a 14-year-old boy who is forced to find a job to support his family after his father dies. He travels to the southern parts of Iran, looking for work. Upon his return to his hometown, he notices certain changes in his family.

Directed by Majid Majidi - With Mohamad Kasebi

Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life(1925)

1h 11min | Documentary
3.7/5 (with 8 votes)

A silent documentary which follows a branch of the Bakhtiari tribe of Persia as they and their herds make their seasonal journey to better pastures.

Love in Persian(2018)

1h 30min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

Felix Klare and newcomer Mona Pirzad play the main roles in the comedy "Liebe auf Persisch": While the beautiful interpreter, with a weakness for Goethe and German rap, brings him closer to the culture of their country, the clumsy guest abroad comes to his father's secret, played by Günther Maria Halmer, on the trail. Director Florian Baxmeyer manages an entertaining romantic comedy without leaving out substantial culture clash topics. With this road movie in a breathtaking landscape, a German TV production was filmed for the first time on original locations in Iran.

Salaam Mumbai(2016)

1.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Ali is an Iranian exchange student from Iran who is studying medicine as a cardio resident in Mumbai. By chance, he saves the life of one of his classmates Karishma, who has attempted suicide. Little by little he tries to talk to Karishma and give her hope and happiness, which eventually leads to the two of them falling in love.


1h 29min | Drama, Action
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

A boy and his sister are abducted from the streets of Tehran and sold into slavery.

Directed by Majid Majidi - With Mohamad Kasebi

Symphony No. 9(2019)

1h 45min | Drama, Fantasy

Death and love are sacrifices, which in principle, the woman's hero, takes the film to Paradise.

Directed by Mohammad-Reza Honarmand

Golgo 13(1973)

1h 44min | Action, Crime
1.8/5 (with 3 votes)

Live-action adaptation of the hit manga. Golgo 13, also known by the pseudonym Duke Togo, is a professional assassin. His age and birthplace are unknown and there is no consensus in the worldwide intelligence community as to his true identity. Most of his jobs are completed through the use of a customized, scoped M16 rifle. Golgo 13 is contracted to kill Boss Goa, the head of a worldwide crime syndicate responsible for drugs, weapons, and human trafficking.

Frosty Roads(1985)

1h 33min

Moosavi, a country schoolteacher, must undertake an arduous journey to fetch medicine for his village's sick. Accompanied by his student and a villager, he travels through a blizzard and is pursued by a pack of hungry wolves.

Fish & Cat(2013)

2h 14min | Thriller, Drama, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 8 votes)

A group of students travel to a remote region to participate in a kite-flying event. Next to their camp by the lakeside, they find a restaurant with cooks that treat the students with suspicion. Bizarre events lead to a complicated situation, from which the students cannot escape.

Directed by Shahram Mokri

A Man without a Shadow(2019)

1h 30min | Drama
1.3/5 (with 1 vote)

The film A Shadowless Man in the Social Genre, produced in 1397 and filmed in Iran and Spain. The director of this work, Alireza Reisian, went on to make a film without shadows after the films "Forty Years" and "The Age of Love". A Shadowless Man was screened at the 37th Fajr Festival. The story of this film deals with the emotional and marital relationship of contemporary man, who has a special look at social problems these days. The film's synopsis states that filmmaker Mahan Koushiar decides to make a documentary about a serial murder, but his life is affected.

Directed by Alireza Raisian

A Respectable Family(2012)

1h 30min | Drama
2.8/5 (with 4 votes)

Arash is an Iranian academic who lives in the West. He returns to Iran to teach in Shiraz, a city far from Tehran where his mother lives. Drawn into a series of domestic and financial dramas, he faces a country that is now alien to him. Following the death of his father and the discovery of what his “respectable family” has become, he is forced to make choices.

Directed by Massoud Bakhshi - With Babak Hamidian

The Nameless Knight(1970)

1h 23min | Adventure, Fantasy
4.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Unlike all other films of Cuneyt Arkin, this film picture is taken by a highly skilled team with quite a lot of preparations. The scenario is a fairy tale which is pleasantly supported by some high quality visual effects (prepared in a visual lab in England). The scenes are all supported with high quality decorations of the old times of the tale. Cuneyt Arkin with his athletic capabilities enables the hero of this tale to be brought to life in his act. It is really unlucky for the film team to prepare such a good film after a series of junk films which directly reduced the interest to this high quality film.

The Invincible Six(1970)

1h 43min

Based on the story "The Heroes of Yucca," The Invincible Six features a ragtag group of jewel thieves who become the unofficial guardians of a small Iranian village. When bandits attack the village, looking for the body of their former leader and his treasure map, the Invincible Six are there to save the day, wooing the local females and frustrating the new leader of the bandits.

The Runner(1984)

1h 34min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 7 votes)

Amiro is a young boy who has lost his home during the war. He spends his days by working odd jobs, until he realizes that the only way that he can realize his dreams is by enrolling in school. In school, he has conflict with other students. Finally there is a competition to see who can say the whole alphabet in one breath.

Directed by Amir Naderi

I Am Nasrine(2012)

1h 33min
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

When you change where you are do you change who you are? I Am Nasrine is an intimate journey of self-discovery and ultimately reveals the unfolding of a soul. Set in modern day Tehran, and the UK, the film follows the paths of Nasrine and Ali, sister and brother in a comfortable, middle class Iranian home. When Nasrine has a run-in with the police, the punishment is more than she bargained for. At her father's bidding, Nasrine and Ali set out for the UK, torn about leaving behind their home and all that they know, embarking on a reluctant exile.

Directed by Tina Gharavi - With Christian Coulson

The Badger(2020)

1h 33min

THE BADGER is the story of a 40-year-old woman called Soodeh Sharifzadegan who faces a strange incident, right before her second marriage.

Directed by Kazem Mollaei

The Book of Law(2009)

1h 35min
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Rahman (Parviz Parastuyi) falls in love with a Christan woman from Lebanon. She was a Christan but she becomes Muslim before her second meeting with Rahman. So he decides to marry her.

Directed by Maziar Miri - With Parviz Parastui, Darine Hamze, Davood Fathalibeigi, Farideh Sepah Mansour, Mehrdad Ziaei, Negar Javaherian, ...

Fellow Traveler(1975)

1h 51min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

A wealthy man who has a company deceive a naive girl Atefeh (Gogoosh) who thinks he wants to marry her. Atefeh goes to the north of Iran to find the wealthy man. Her father gives Ali (Behrouz Vossoughi) 70000 Tomans to go and returns her back home but a romance is merge between the two youngsters.

With Behrouz Vossoughi, Googoosh, Hamideh Kheirabadi, Reza Karam Rezai, Asghar Semsarzade, Nematollah Gorji, ...
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