Movies: Best Movies in Persian(فارسی)

Persian ( PUR-zhən, -⁠shən), also known by its endonym Farsi or Parsi (فارسی [fɒːɾˈsiː]), 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, respectively Iranian Persian (officially known as Persian), Dari Persian (officially known as Dari since 1964), and Tajiki Persian (officially known as Tajik since 1999). 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 derivative of the Arabic script, and within Tajikistan in the Tajik alphabet, a derivative of the Cyrillic script. Modern Persian is a continuation of Middle Persian, an official language of the Sasanian Empire (224–651 CE), itself a continuation of Old Persian, which was used in the Achaemenid Empire (550–330 BCE). It originated in the region of Pars (Persia) in southwestern Iran. Its grammar is similar to that of many European languages. Through... ()

Persian is spoken in Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kuwait, Iraq and Bahrain and 2,206 movies (between 1930 and 2024) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in Iran (1,743). Popular genres for Persian movies are Drama (1,276), Comedy (302) and Documentary (253). Italy Italy (2017), Someone Wants to Talk with You (2012), A Separation (2011), Mashdi Ebad (1953) and The Salesman (2016) are among the best known & most successful Persian movies.

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Italy Italy(2017)

1h 42min | Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
1.8/5 (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, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini, Homayoun Ershadi

Someone Wants to Talk with You(2012)

1h 30min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

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 735 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.

Mashdi Ebad(1953)

3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The title character is a tight-fisted rich old man who has recently fallen in love with "Golnar", the beautiful daughter of "Rustam-Beik", a bankrupt tradesman. The father who is looking for a way to pay his debts, concedes to their marriage. But Golnar loves a young beau named "Sarvar". Mashhadi Ebad finally wins the day and prepares for the wedding ceremony. On the wedding day, however, the tides turn and Sarvar manages to make Mashhadi Ebad not only disappointed by the union, but also bound to paying back all his debts to Rustam-Beik.

Directed by Samad Sabahi

The Salesman(2016)

2h 5min | Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 373 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.

Salaam Mumbai(2016)

1.7/5 (with 3 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)

1h 40min | Music
3.0/5 (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)

2.4/5 (with 6 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

Booye Gandom(2010)

1h 30min | Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Erfan and his friends decide to perform a concert in memory of him and Khalilians on the oil platform where the father of mysticism was martyred ....

Drought and Lies(2016)

1h 30min | Drama

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Directed by Pedram Alizadeh


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.


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.

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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.

Directed by Pouran Derakhshandeh - With Farhad Aslani, Merila Zarei, Behnoosh Tabatabaei, Shahram Haghighatdoost, Hesam Navab Safavi, Houshang Tavakoli, ...

Thief of Dolls(1990)

1h 30min | Comedy, Crime
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

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..

Directed by Mohammad-Reza Honarmand - With Mehraveh Sharifinia, Ebrahim Abadi, Rasoul Najafian, Akbar Abdi

I'm His Wife(2012)

1h 40min | Drama, Kids & Family

Couples after twelve years of life have now come to some sort of homogeneity in life.

Directed by Mostafa Shayesteh - With Niki Karimi, Mitra Hajjar, Ladab Tabatabaei

Holy Spider(2022)

| 1h 56min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 86 votes)

A journalist descends into the dark underbelly of the Iranian holy city of Mashhad as she investigates the serial killings of sex workers by the so called "Spider Killer", who believes he is cleansing the streets of sinners.

Directed by Ali Abbasi - With Zar Amir-Ebrahimi, Mehdi Bajestani, Sara Fazilat, Nima Akbarpour, Arash Ashtiani, Forouzan Jamshidnejad, ...

No Bears(2022)

1h 46min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 29 votes)

Iranian director Jafar Panahi, who has been barred from leaving the country, arrives at a village on the Iran-Turkey border to supervise a film based on a real-life couple seeking passports to Europe being shot in Turkey, but both his stay and the production run into trouble.

Directed by Jafar Panahi

Hit the Road(2021)

1h 33min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 30 votes)

A chaotic family is on a road trip across a rugged landscape. In the back seat, Dad has a broken leg, Mom tries to laugh when she's not holding back tears, and the youngest keeps exploding into car karaoke. Only the older brother is quiet.

Directed by Panah Panahi - With Hassan Majooni, Pantea Panahiha

Children of Heaven(1997)

1h 29min | Drama, Kids & Family
4.0/5 (with 260 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. School awaits.

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

Tehran Taboo(2017)

1h 36min | Drama, Animation
3.6/5 (with 36 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, Zar Amir-Ebrahimi, Thomas Nash, Hasan Ali Mete, ...

The Wind Will Carry Us(1999)

1h 58min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 62 votes)

Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural Kurdish 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.

The Patience Stone(2013)

| 1h 42min | Drama, War
3.5/5 (with 44 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.

Directed by Ruhollah Hejazi

The Song of Sparrows(2008)

1h 36min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 28 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(2005)

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
3.6/5 (with 48 votes)

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


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.

The Queen(2012)

1h 46min | Action, Drama, War

During the war between Iran and Iraq, a scout (Milad Keymaram), in the Abadan Oil Refinery, tries to reveal geographical coordinates of Iraqi soldiers' ambushes for Iranian army forces to kill them easily by bombardments. Meanwhile, he confronts with the soul of the previous killed scout (Mostafa Zamani) who did the same which makes a challenge for him, between his own human deep feelings and killing innocent people of enemy ...

Directed by Mohammad Ali Bashe Ahangar

I'm Not Angry!(2014)

1h 50min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 4 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.

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.

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