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1. Taxi Tehran (III) (2015)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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91 Metascore

Jafar Panahi is banned from making movies by the Iranian government, he poses as a taxi driver and makes a movie about social challenges in Iran.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Star: Jafar Panahi

Votes: 12,297 | Gross: $0.32M

2. Offside (I) (2006)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.3
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85 Metascore

Struggle of Women in a country that excludes them from entering the stadiums.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Sima Mobarak-Shahi, Shayesteh Irani, Ayda Sadeqi, Mohammad Asarian

Votes: 6,983 | Gross: $0.18M

3. The White Balloon (1995)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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Several people try to help a little girl to find the money her mom gave her to buy a goldfish with.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Aida Mohammadkhani, Mohsen Kafili, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Anna Borkowska

Votes: 6,132 | Gross: $0.47M

4. The Circle (2000)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.5
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85 Metascore

Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Maryiam Palvin Almani, Nargess Mamizadeh, Mojgan Faramarzi, Elham Saboktakin

Votes: 5,396 | Gross: $0.67M

5. Through the Olive Trees (1994)

G | 103 min | Drama

7.8
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A depiction of the off-screen relationship between the actors who play the newlyweds in the film Zendegi va digar hich (1992).

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Farhad Kheradmand, Zarifeh Shiva, Hossein Rezai

Votes: 5,171 | Gross: $0.04M

6. This Is Not a Film (2011)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.5
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90 Metascore

It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.

Directors: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Jafar Panahi | Stars: Jafar Panahi, Igi, Mrs. Gheirat, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb

Votes: 4,409 | Gross: $0.08M

7. Crimson Gold (2003)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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81 Metascore

An Iranian pizza delivery man sees the worst of corruption and social unbalance in his city and is driven to crime.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Hossain Emadeddin, Kamyar Sheisi, Azita Rayeji, Shahram Vaziri

Votes: 4,143 | Gross: $0.15M

8. 3 Faces (2018)

100 min | Drama

7.1
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78 Metascore

Three actresses at different stages of their career. One from before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, one popular star of today known throughout the country and a young girl longing to attend a drama conservatory.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Behnaz Jafari, Jafar Panahi, Marziyeh Rezaei, Maedeh Erteghaei

Votes: 2,343 | Gross: $0.07M

9. The Mirror (1997)

95 min | Drama

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When a young girl becomes lost in the hustle and bustle of Tehran, her journey turns into a dazzling exercise on the nature of film itself. In this ingenious and daringly original feature, ... See full summary »

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Mina Mohammad Khani, Aida Mohammadkhani, Kazem Mojdehi, Naser Omuni

Votes: 2,231 | Gross: $0.04M

10. Border Café (2005)

107 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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"Cafe Transit" depicts an independent-minded widow who bucks tradition to run her dead husband's truck stop café.

Director: Kambuzia Partovi | Stars: Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Parviz Parastui, Nikos Papadopoulos, Svieta Mikalishina

Votes: 1,909

11. Closed Curtain (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

6.5
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81 Metascore

In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company. The tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the arrival of a ... See full summary »

Directors: Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi | Stars: Kambuzia Partovi, Maryam Moqadam, Jafar Panahi, Hadi Saeedi

Votes: 995 | Gross: $0.03M

12. Verdict (2005)

104 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.0
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Sahand, Mohsen and Foroozande are attacking engineer Kazem's house on a rainy night and steal the house and injure him. They decide to flee Forouzande from Iran to another country. They go ... See full summary »

Director: Masud Kimiai | Stars: Ezzatolah Entezami, Khosro Shakibai, Leila Hatami, Bahram Radan

Votes: 571

13. The White Meadows (2009)

92 min | Drama

7.6
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Rahmat has been asked to meet the inhabitants of these islands to collect their tears. Although for years people have been giving their tears to Rahmat, no one knows exactly what he has been doing with them.

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof | Stars: Hassan Pourshirazi, Younes Ghazali, Mohammad Rabbani, Mohammad Shirvani

Votes: 496

14. Friday's Soldiers (2004)

90 min | Drama

4.8
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The story of four soldiers who on a Friday go to the city with their commander. But this Friday is different and brings many troubles for them which changes them forever.

Director: Masud Kimiai | Stars: Mohammad Reza Forutan, Bahram Radan, Poulad Kimiayi, Andishe Fooladvand

Votes: 481

15. Mourning (2011)

85 min | Drama

7.0
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A violent quarrel breaks out between a couple at midnight. Being at a relative,s house in the north of Iran, they depart for Tehran in the middle of the night, but they do not bring along ... See full summary »

Director: Morteza Farshbaf | Stars: Kiomars Giti, Sharareh Pasha, Amir Hossein Maleki, Sahar Dolatshahi

Votes: 271

16. The Accordion (2010)

8 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Khadije Bahrami, Kambiz Bahrami

Votes: 243

17. At the Movies (2004–2014)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.0
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Following the 18-year success of their reviews on The Movie Show (1991), renowned Australian critics and film supporters David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz take to a new show, where each ... See full summary »

Stars: David Stratton, Margaret Pomeranz, Judith Lucy, Jason di Rosso

Votes: 201

18. Iran: A Cinematographic Revolution (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

7.3
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Today Iranian cinema is one of the most highly regarded national cinemas in the world, regularly winning festival awards and critical acclaim for films which combine remarkable artistry and... See full summary »

Director: Nader T. Homayoun | Stars: Rakhshan Banietemad, Bahram Beizai, Farokh Ghafari, Bahman Ghobadi

Votes: 127

19. Sodankylä Forever (2010– )

270 min | Documentary

7.5
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Sodankyla film festival started at 1986 and was created by Finnish directors Anssi Manttari, Aki and Mika Kaurismaki, along with Peter Von Bagh.

Sodankyla Forever is a great documentary ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Peter von Bagh, Robert Parrish, Roy Ward Baker, Víctor Erice

Votes: 69

20. Untying the Knot (2007)

7 min | Short

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Director: Jafar Panahi

Votes: 46

21. The Orion (2010)

80 min | Drama

6.5
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Three old friends, amir(astronomor), mehdi(film maker) and rezaei(doctor), who were friends back there at high school are now gathered together to help elham (amir s girlfriend),but they ... See full summary »

Director: Ali Zamani Esmati | Stars: Hamed Baraghani, Mohamad Reza Farzad, Nasim Kiani, Mehrdad Sheykhi

Votes: 33

22. Friendly Persuasion: Iranian Cinema After the 1979 Revolution (2000)

100 min | Documentary

6.7
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65 Metascore

This documentary features interviews with several Iranian filmmakers, plus clips from a number of their best films.

Director: Jamsheed Akrami | Stars: Sara Nodjoumi, Rakhshan Banietemad, Bahram Beizai, Ebrahim Hatamikia

Votes: 33

23. Persian Carpet (2007)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary

7.0
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Persian Carpet is an omnibus film produced by Iran's National Carpet Center and Farabi Cinema Foundation where 15 renowned Iranian directors contributed films on the subject of Persian ... See full summary »

Directors: Behruz Afkhami, Rakhshan Banietemad, Bahram Beizai, Seifollah Dad, Bahman Farmanara, Mohamad Reza Honarmand, Abbas Kiarostami, Majid Majidi, Dariush Mehrjui, Reza Mirkarimi, Jafar Panahi, Mojtaba Raie, Khosrow Sinai, Kamal Tabrizi, Nooreddin Zarrin Kelk | Stars: Ramzali Dadvar, Sadegh Damyar, Hossein Eskandari, Yoones Farzaneh

Votes: 26

24. Traveler from the South (1997)

90 min | Drama

7.4
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Reza, a boy on the verge of his teens, takes an overnight train from the south of Iran to visit his aunt in Tehran during a public holiday. En route, he helps an old lady recover some ... See full summary »

Director: Parviz Shahbazi | Stars: Reza Moghadam, Qamar Nasiri-Jozani

Votes: 23

25. Sodankylä Forever (2010– )
Episode: Elokuvan vuosisata (2010)

90 min | Documentary

7.9
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Director: Peter von Bagh | Stars: Peter von Bagh, Milos Forman, Marlen Khutsiev, Robert Parrish

Votes: 18

26. Cinema Iran (2005 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

6.5
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Tracing the history and influence of Iranian cinema and its filmmakers.

Director: Mark Cousins | Stars: Mania Akbari, Massoud Bakhshi, Omid Djalili, Abolfazl Jalili

Votes: 17

27. The Last Exam (1992)

Short

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Director: Jafar Panahi

Votes: 14

28. The Friend (1992)

42 min | Short

7.3
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This is the first fiction short movie of Panahi, who offers us his vision on what it is like to be a young boy.

Director: Jafar Panahi

Votes: 14

29. The Fish (1989)

70 min | Drama, Family

7.4
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Javad who his father is in jail buys a gold fish for the Persian new year but his mother orders him to release the fish. Javad doesn't want to lose his fish but finally agrees to do so. His father returns back home and Javad becomes happy.

Director: Kambuzia Partovi | Stars: Mahbubeh Bayat, Ali Reza Moradi, Hassan Shoja

Votes: 13

30. A Cinema of Discontent (2013)

85 min | Documentary

7.0
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The international success of Iranian cinema over the past decades may have veiled the fact that Iranian filmmakers work under extremely harsh circumstances rarely seen in other national ... See full summary »

Director: Jamsheed Akrami | Stars: Asghar Farhadi, Bahman Farmanara, Bahman Ghobadi, Noureddin Kelk

Votes: 13

31. Safari be Diare Mosafer (1993)

Documentary

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Director: Bahman Kiarostami | Stars: Hassan Darabi, Abbas Kiarostami, Jean-Pierre Limosin, Jafar Panahi

Votes: 13

32. Kish (1991)

45 min | Documentary

6.4
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A man in the work look at a donkey

Director: Jafar Panahi

Votes: 12

33. Ardekoul (1997)

29 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Director: Jafar Panahi

Votes: 12

34. Little Brother (II) (2012)

17 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A Nobel Peace Prize nominee, armed with an unbreakable determination to battle tyranny and fueled by haunted memories of a dark past, challenges the status quo; as we get to know her ... See full summary »

Directors: Gautam Pinto, Cyrus Saidi | Stars: Natalie Brown, Stephen McHattie, Navid Negahban, Tariq Leslie

Votes: 10

35. Sodankylä Forever (2010– )
Episode: Ensimmäisen elokuvamuiston kaiho (2010)

59 min | Documentary

7.9
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Director: Peter von Bagh | Stars: Peter von Bagh, Jean-Marie Sénia, Maud Linder, Jean Dréville

Votes: 9

36. The Wounded Heads (1988)

30 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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Director: Jafar Panahi

Votes: 8

37. Où en êtes-vous Jafar Panahi? (2016)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jafar Panahi | Star: Jafar Panahi

Votes: 6

38. Sodankylä Forever (2010– )
Episode: Valon draama (2010)

58 min | Documentary

8.2
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Director: Peter von Bagh | Stars: Peter von Bagh, Ettore Scola, Bob Rafelson, Robert Parrish

Votes: 6

39. For the Sake of Mahdi (2012)

Drama

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Director: Hossein Shahabi | Stars: Mohammad Akbari, Bahareh Ansari, Mahdi Bakhtyarnejad, Ali Habibpoor

40. Cercle vicieux (2010)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Nader T. Homayoun | Star: Jafar Panahi

42. At the Movies (2004–2014)
Episode: Episode #3.33 (2006)

Talk-Show

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David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz review The Devil Wears Prada (2006), The Cave of the Yellow Dog (2005) (The Cave Of The Yellow Dog), Macbeth (2006) and Offside (2006) and interview the stars of The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Offside (2006)

Stars: David Stratton, Margaret Pomeranz, David Frankel, Anne Hathaway



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