Movies: Best Movies in Persian(فارسی)

Persian, also known by its endonym Farsi (فارسی, Fārsī, [fɒːɾˈsiː] (listen)), is a Western Iranian language belonging to the Iranian branch of the Indo-Iranian subdivision of the Indo-European languages. Persian is a pluricentric language predominantly spoken and used officially within Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan in three mutually intelligible standard varieties, namely Iranian Persian, Dari Persian (officially named Dari since 1958) and Tajiki Persian (officially named Tajik since the Soviet era). It is also spoken natively in the Tajik variety by a significant population within Uzbekistan, as well as within other regions with a Persianate history in the cultural sphere of Greater Iran. It is written officially within Iran and Afghanistan in the Persian alphabet, a derivation of the Arabic script, and within Tajikistan in the Tajik alphabet, a derivation of Cyrillic. The Persian language is a continuation of Middle Persian, the official religious and literary language of the Sasanian Empire (224–651 CE), itself a continuation of Old Persian, which was used in the Achaemenid Empire (550–330 BC). It originated in the region of Fars (Persia) in southwestern Iran. Its grammar is similar to that of many European languages. Throughout history, Persian has been ... ()

Persian is spoken in Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Kuwait and Tajikistan and 1,498 movies (between 1930 and 2021) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in Iran (1,157). Popular genres for Persian movies are Drama (919), Comedy (220) and Documentary (131). Italy Italy (2017), Someone Wants to Talk with You (2012), A Separation (2011), From Iran, a Separation (2011) and Salaam Mumbai (2016) are among the best known & most successful Persian movies.

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Italy Italy(2017)

1h 42min | Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Barfa and Nader meet each other and get marry but little by little their life begin to reach it's crisis levels.

With Hamed Komaily, Sara Bahrami, Homayoun Ershadi

Someone Wants to Talk with You(2012)

1h 30min | Drama

Yasaman has been living with her mother Leila since birth. Leila has never let her see her father. When Yasaman gets brain death in an accident, Leila has one week time to get consent from her ex-husband for a vital issue.

Directed by Manouchehr Hadi

A Separation(2011)

| 2h 3min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 558 votes)

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.

From Iran, a Separation(2011)

2h 3min | Documentary
4.3/5 (with 4 votes)

In March 2012, Iranian movie "A Separation" by Asghar Farhadi, won the Oscar Award for the Best Foreign Language Film. For the Iranian people this was more than a cinematic award. When sanctions and threats of war with Iran covered the world headlines, Farhadi talked about Iran's love for peace and the rich culture of the Iranians on the stage when receiving his award. This time the Iranians voice was heard through someone other than the government officials. This documentary shows the reaction of the Iranians to this Oscar award and has a general view on Iran's society of today.

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.

City of Mice 2(2014)

3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Three little mice found a kitten in a mice town... All the mice in the town scared except the little mice...

Directed by Marzieh Boroumand

50 Kilos of Sour Cherry(2016)

2.6/5 (with 5 votes)

When the corrupted groom starts shooting in the wedding ceremony, guests try to run away. Aida and Davoud accidentally end up in a car that crashes a police car. Aida lies to the inspector that Davoud is her husband and that's where the story begins.

Directed by Mani Haghighi

The Salesman(2016)

2h 5min | Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 281 votes)

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.

Directed by Asghar Farhadi - With Shahab Hosseini

Drought and Lies(2016)

1h 30min | Drama

Omid happily celebrates his birthday with his wife and her family at a beautiful villa near the Caspian Sea. A phone call from Omid's ex-wife puts the festivities on hold as she drops a bombshell that threatens to unravel the new life he is trying to lead. Written by Iranian playwright Mohammad Yaghoubi, this insightful drama tackles marital and social issues with sharp dialogue and knowing humour.

Directed by Pedram Alizadeh


1h 30min | Drama
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Zabih, a tough guy who committed a murder in support of his girl, Aghdas is released from prison after 15 years. When arrested, Aghdas was pregnant with his child. Now Zabih sets off for his hometown to find Aghdas and their son.


1h 30min | Drama

A young girl escapes from her home and comes to Tehran to find her fiance but she has to face many unexpected difficulties and different challenges after meeting him.

Under the Smoky Roof(2017)

1h 30min | Kids & Family

Shirin is a woman facing problems in her marriage and with her child. She's trying desperately for a way to connect with her son and her husband.

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Thief of Dolls(1990)

1h 30min | Comedy, Crime

Leila and Bahram's mother is supposed to rescue her children from the troubles of their homeowners, home-grown, by buying a home loan and buying a home. But the hangman who lives outside the city does not want to see them calmly..

Children of Heaven(1997)

1h 29min | Drama, Kids & Family
4.0/5 (with 175 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

Tehran Taboo(2017)

1h 36min | Drama, Animation
3.7/5 (with 27 votes)

The lives of three strong-willed women and a young musician cross paths in Tehran’s schizophrenic society where sex, adultery, corruption, prostitution and drugs coexist with strict religious law. In this bustling modern metropolis, avoiding prohibition has become an everyday sport and breaking taboos can be a means of personal emancipation.

Directed by Ali Soozandeh - With Elmira Rafizadeh, Alireza Bayram, Arash Marandi, Zahra Amir Ebrahimi, Thomas Nash, Hasan Ali Mete, ...

The Patience Stone(2013)

| 1h 42min | Drama, War
3.6/5 (with 37 votes)

In a war ridden country a woman watches over the husband reduced to a vegetable state by a bullet in the neck, abandoned by Jihad companions and brothers. One day, the woman decides to say things to him she could never have done before.

Directed by Atiq Rahimi - With Golshifteh Farahani

Death of the Fish(2016)

1h 50min | Drama

An old woman's death brings her children together so maybe family's wounds will be healed during this unwanted confrontation.

The Song of Sparrows(2008)

1h 36min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 23 votes)

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 into a world alien to him - incredibly hectic Tehran, where sudden opportunities for independence, thrill and challenge him. But his honor and honesty, plus traditional authority over his inventive clan, are tested, as he stumbles among vast cultural and economic gaps between his village nestled in the desert, and a throbbing international metropolis.

Directed by Majid Majidi - With Reza Naji, Masoud Choobin

Spaghetti in eight minutes(2020)

The story is about the "Pedram Aram", a lawyer who lives with his six-year-old daughter, Tekta, in a tower. Pedram is very sloppy, wacky and irregular, and always misses Mondays and Tuesdays. Thirty years old Golshid and her six-year-old son, Mani, temporarily rent Pedram's upstairs apartment. Golshid intends to emigrate to Germany. The neighborhood of these two families creates adventures for them and….


| 1h 34min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 29 votes)

A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.


1h 30min | Drama

The story of life of a woman Mehri who unintentionally enters into an unknown problem and is searching for a solution for that.

Feast of Sorrow(2018)

1h 16min | Drama, Romance / Love

The film contains four different stories. In the first story Jahan is a 32 years old man who is dreaming of becoming famous. In the second story Afsaneh and Reza are a middle aged couple who are facing new problems and difficulties in their life. Third Laleh and Kaveh are waiting for their first child to be born and finally Sara is a young girl who is decided to live with a different identity.


1h 44min | War, Comedy, Action, Drama
1.9/5 (with 2 votes)

The movie is the story of a gang of men who decide to participate in Iran-Iraq war, also known as First Gulf War, which lasted from September 1980 to August 1988. the main character, Suzuki, who is there to satisfy his beloved's father that he is worthy of marrying his daughter, goes through some moving experiences in the war and his character changes to a level that he even tries to sacrifice himself to save the others in the war. the Movie ends by his martyrdom.

Directed by Masoud Dehnamaki - With Akbar Abdi, Amin Hayai, Mohammad-Reza Sharifinia, Kambiz Dirbaz

I'm Not Angry!(2014)

1h 50min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 3 votes)

I'm not Angry! is the story of Navid, a starred and expelled university student who - while trying to provide the least requirements of a normal life -, tries not to get angry when he is faced with the immoralities prevalent in the society, and does all he can to keep his love, Setareh.

Directed by Reza Dormishian - With Baran Kosari

Naghshe Negar(2014)

1h 30min | Drama

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Directed by Ali Atshani


1h 30min | Comedy

Khalil known as Khalil Katyusha who is a religious guy and member of Basidj is forced to spend couple of days with Arshia the lousy rich boy. The different backgrounds and ideals make these two to make troubles for each other.

Deportees 2(2009)

1h 54min | Comedy
1.3/5 (with 1 vote)

Deportees is a 2007 Iranian film, written and directed by Masoud Dehnamaki, narrating a story during Iran--Iraq War.

Directed by Masoud Dehnamaki

I am Diego Maradona(2015)

After a rock is thrown through a window, two families become intertwined in a dispute after an incident following an unsuccessful marriage. The couple in question try to hash out what actually went wrong, as the surrounding family members point fingers at one another. Tension builds as all of their other problems seem to bubble to the surface at the same time.

Directed by Bahram Tavakoli

Davandeye Zamin(2010)

1h 30min | Drama

The Earth Marathon.

The Record Is Equal To The Document(2017)

1h 30min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Kiarash and Maral take turn robbing some stolen money off each other until they face the inevitable consequence.

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