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1. Argo (2012)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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86 Metascore

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

Votes: 544,025 | Gross: $136.03M

2. RoboCop (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.2
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52 Metascore

In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy, a loving husband, father and good cop, is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish

Votes: 208,551 | Gross: $58.61M

3. A Separation (2011)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama

8.3
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95 Metascore

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: Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini

Votes: 203,231 | Gross: $7.10M

4. Syriana (2005)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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76 Metascore

A politically charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved in and affected by it.

Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Kayvan Novak

Votes: 121,809 | Gross: $50.82M

5. Queen of the Desert (2015)

PG-13 | 128 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.7
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39 Metascore

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson, Damian Lewis

Votes: 8,960

6. Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family, Sport

8.3
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After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi, Nafise Jafar-Mohammadi

Votes: 56,511 | Gross: $0.93M

7. The Salesman (2016)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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85 Metascore

While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Mina Sadati, Babak Karimi

Votes: 43,734 | Gross: $2.40M

8. Persepolis (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.0
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90 Metascore

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux

Votes: 83,533 | Gross: $4.45M

9. Close-Up (1990)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.3
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The true story of Hossain Sabzian that impersonated the director Mohsen Makhmalbaf to convince a family they would star in his so-called new film.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Hossain Sabzian, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Abolfazl Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah

Votes: 13,181 | Gross: $0.00M

10. Taste of Cherry (1997)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.7
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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

Votes: 19,776 | Gross: $0.31M

11. Zero Days (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Documentary

7.8
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77 Metascore

A documentary focused on Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: David Sanger, Emad Kiyaei, Eric Chien, Liam O'Murchu

Votes: 8,157 | Gross: $0.10M

12. 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

13. Septembers of Shiraz (2015)

PG-13 | 110 min | Thriller

6.1
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16 Metascore

Prior to the Iranian revolution it was a place where people of all religions were allowed to flourish. This is the story of a prosperous Jewish family who abandon everything before they are consumed by the passions of revolutionaries.

Director: Wayne Blair | Stars: Salma Hayek, Adrien Brody, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Gabriella Wright

Votes: 3,451

14. Tehran Taboo (2017)

96 min | Animation, Drama

7.1
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74 Metascore

In their desperate search for freedom and happiness, four young people from Tehran, Iran are forced to break the taboos of a restrictive, islamic society.

Director: Ali Soozandeh | Stars: Jasmina Ali, Hasan Ali Mete, Zahra Amir Ebrahimi, Milinko Ametovic Beganovic

Votes: 2,665 | Gross: $0.07M

15. The Color of Paradise (1999)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family

8.2
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80 Metascore

The story of Mohammed, a blind Iranian boy and his father, Hashem, who is always oscillating between accepting his son as he is and abandoning him, as he represents a burden for him, after the loss of his wife.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Hossein Mahjoub, Mohsen Ramezani, Salameh Feyzi, Farahnaz Safari

Votes: 14,423 | Gross: $1.81M

16. A Man of Integrity (2017)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama

7.2
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A drama about corruption and injustice in Iranian society. You are the oppressed, or you have to join the oppressor to survive!

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof | Stars: Reza Akhlaghirad, Soudabeh Beizaee, Nasim Adabi, Zeinab Shabani

Votes: 1,244

17. Fireworks Wednesday (2006)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.8
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84 Metascore

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

Votes: 8,787

18. WarGames: The Dead Code (2008 Video)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.6
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The United State's Department of Homeland Security is led to believe an American teen hacker playing a terrorist-attack simulator game online is a real terrorist out to destroy the U.S.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Matt Lanter, Amanda Walsh, Colm Feore, Chuck Shamata

Votes: 4,474

19. Chicken with Plums (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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69 Metascore

Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Edouard Baer, Maria de Medeiros, Golshifteh Farahani

Votes: 8,464 | Gross: $0.25M

20. The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966)

GP | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.1
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United Nations narcotics agents attempt to trace heroin shipments from the Afghanistan-Iran border to the main European distributor.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Senta Berger, Stephen Boyd, Yul Brynner, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 735

21. Circumstance (2011)

R | 107 min | Drama

5.8
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65 Metascore

A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession.

Director: Maryam Keshavarz | Stars: Sarah Kazemy, Nikohl Boosheri, Reza Sixo Safai, Soheil Parsa

Votes: 7,118 | Gross: $0.44M

22. The Song of Sparrows (2008)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Family

7.9
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74 Metascore

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Maryam Akbari, Kamran Dehghan, Hamid Aghazi

Votes: 8,539 | Gross: $0.12M

23. As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)

TV-G | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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At the end of WW2, a German POW doing hard labor in the Soviet Gulag escapes from his Siberian camp to return to Germany but he's pursued by a Soviet NKVD officer.

Director: Hardy Martins | Stars: Bernhard Bettermann, Iris Böhm, Anatoliy Kotenyov, Michael Mendl

Votes: 6,234

24. 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: 6,131 | Gross: $0.47M

25. 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: 4,408 | Gross: $0.08M

26. Baran (2001)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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79 Metascore

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

Votes: 7,399 | Gross: $0.13M

27. A Moment of Innocence (1996)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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70 Metascore

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

Votes: 2,763 | Gross: $0.04M

28. The Music Man (2007)

107 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.5
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Not being able to work because of the religious country's prejudice against music, a talented Santour player has to deal with poverty, addiction and the absence of his ex-wife.

Director: Dariush Mehrjui | Stars: Bahram Radan, Golshifteh Farahani, Masoud Rayegany, Roya Taymourian

Votes: 6,797

29. Women Without Men (2009)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

6.3
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68 Metascore

Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran's 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship.

Directors: Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari | Stars: Shabnam Toloui, Pegah Ferydoni, Arita Shahrzad, Orsolya Tóth

Votes: 2,231 | Gross: $0.18M

30. The Report (1977)

112 min | Drama

7.0
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The life of a tax collector who is accused of taking bribes, and also has to deal with other problems at home, including the suicide attempt of his wife.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Kurosh Afsharpanah, Mehdi Montazar, Mostafa Tari

Votes: 611

31. In This World (2002)

R | 88 min | Drama

7.3
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75 Metascore

In February 2002 in the Shamshatoo Refugee Camp in the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan, there are 53,000 refugees living in sub-human conditions since 1979 with the Soviet Union ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Jamal Udin Torabi, Enayatullah, Imran Paracha, Hiddayatullah

Votes: 3,976

32. The Glass Agency (1998)

114 min | Action, Drama, Romance

8.0
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Reza Kianian, Habib Rezaei, Qhasem Zare

Votes: 5,276

33. 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

34. The Mirror (1997)

95 min | Drama

7.5
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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: 2,230 | Gross: $0.04M

35. No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009)

106 min | Drama, Music

7.2
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71 Metascore

Iranian musicians Negar and Ashkan look for band members to play at a London concert - and the visas that allow them to leave Tehran to do so.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Negar Shaghaghi, Ashkan Koshanejad, Hamed Behdad, Babak Mirzakhani

Votes: 6,558 | Gross: $0.08M

36. Gheisar (1969)

100 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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A young man's drive to avenge for his sister and brother.

Director: Masud Kimiai | Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Pouri Baneai, Naser Malek Motiee, Jamshid Mashayekhi

Votes: 2,488

37. Subdued (2017)

103 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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After her divorce Mina is in need to financial and emotional supporting. She meets a guy and thinks that this is the man of her dreams. But things are not just as their first seem to be.

Director: Hamid Nematollah | Stars: Leila Hatami, Elham Korda, Leila Moosavi, Kourosh Tahami

Votes: 1,255

38. Mother (1990)

108 min | Drama

8.6
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How a mother acts in the hardest parts of her, and her children's lives.

Director: Ali Hatami | Stars: Rogheyeh Chehreh-Azad, Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Farimah Farjami, Amin Tarokh

Votes: 3,614

39. The Deer (1974)

120 min | Drama

8.0
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Wounded by the police, a thief looks up his old friend in order to leave the proceeds of his theft with him. Instead, he finds that his friend is a drug addict. He sticks around to try and ... See full summary »

Director: Masud Kimiai | Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Faramarz Gharibian, Nosrat Partovi, Garshasb Raoufi

Votes: 1,772

40. The Invincible Six (1970)

103 min | Action, Adventure

6.1
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In 1970s Iran, a motley group of international thieves saves an Iranian village from murderous local bandits.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Elke Sommer, Curd Jürgens, Ian Ogilvy

Votes: 89

41. Sly (2018)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

4.2
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Ghodrat Samadi wants to become a member of parliament, but he has a reputation for recklessness and taking arbitrary action. Deciding his best course of action is negotiating with assorted ... See full summary »

Director: Kamal Tabrizi | Stars: Hamed Behdad, Vishka Asayesh, Azadeh Samadi, Mani Haghighi

Votes: 368

42. Killing Mad Dogs (2001)

135 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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While the post-revolution frenzy is at its peak in Iran, a woman attempts to help her secretive husband out of jail by settling his debts for him on her own.

Director: Bahram Beizai | Stars: Mozhdeh Shamsai, Majid Mozaffari, Reza Kianian, Mitra Hajjar

Votes: 2,039

43. The Experience (1973)

60 min | Drama

7.0
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The daily hard life of a kid working in a photo shop, and tries to get closer to the girl he like.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Hossein Yarmohammadi, Andre Govalovish, Parviz Naderi, Mostafa Tari

Votes: 499

44. Once Upon a Time, Cinema (1992)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.4
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An abstract retelling of the history of Film in Iran.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Ezzatolah Entezami, Mehdi Hashemi, Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Akbar Abdi

Votes: 832

45. My Uncle Napoleon (1976– )

770 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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An uproarious adoption of a popular novel by Iraj Pezeshkzad set in and around the family compound in early 1940s Tehran, marvelously rich in personality and incident. The title character, ... See full summary »

Stars: Gholamhossein Naghshineh, Parviz Fanizadeh, Minoo Abrishami, Esmail Davarfar

Votes: 891

46. Red Rose (I) (2014)

87 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Tehran. June 2009. The uproar of a city swinging with the "Green Wave" of protest to the rigged presidential election. An apartment as a shelter. A man and a woman who belong to two ... See full summary »

Director: Sepideh Farsi | Stars: Javad Djavahery, Darya Djavahery-Farsi, Babak Farahani, Mina Kavani

Votes: 103

47. Tambourine (2008)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Mohammad is sent to an apartment situated in uptown Tehran to install their satellite dishes, while having satellite TV is illegal in Iran. He arrives there with a girl named Shirin who ... See full summary »

Director: Parisa Bakhtavar | Stars: Baran Kosari, Saber Abar, Hamed Behdad, Afarin Chitsaz

Votes: 2,569

48. My Tehran for Sale (2009)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

6.3
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Marzieh is a young female actress living in Tehran. The authorities ban her theatre work and, like all young people in Iran, she is forced to lead a secret life in order to express herself ... See full summary »

Director: Granaz Moussavi | Stars: Marzieh Vafamehr, Amir Chegini, Asha Mehrabi, Mobina Karimi

Votes: 1,526

49. Travellers (1991)

90 min | Drama

7.5
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A young woman's wedding becomes a ritual of mourning when her sister and family die in an auto accident on the way to the wedding. The sisters' mother refuses to accept her daughter's death... See full summary »

Director: Bahram Beizai | Stars: Mozhdeh Shamsai, Homa Rusta, Jamileh Sheikhi, Niku Kheradmand

Votes: 772

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

Passed | 71 min | Documentary

7.8
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The struggles of a hardscrabble Iranian nomadic tribe as they journey through bleak country to reach the grasslands that will save their livestock.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Marguerite Harrison, Haidar Khan

Votes: 882



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