Afghanistan (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Hornet's Nest (2014)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Action, History

6.6
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61 Metascore

Armed only with their cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history.

Directors: David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud | Stars: Frank Adamski, Ofren Arrechaga, Ed Bankston, Carlos Boettcher

Votes: 2,149 | Gross: $0.31M

2. Osama (2003)

PG-13 | 83 min | Drama

7.3
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83 Metascore

After the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan and the restriction of women in public life, a pre-teen girl is forced to masquerade as a boy in order to find work to support her mother and grandmother.

Director: Siddiq Barmak | Stars: Marina Golbahari, Zubaida Sahar, Khwaja Nader, Mohammad Arif Herati

Votes: 8,326 | Gross: $1.13M

3. I Am You (2019)

89 min | Drama

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I Am You is inspired by the story of a refugee, the horrendous conditions before his heroic journey, the heartbreaking indifference confronting him along the way, and the uplifting power and humanity found in hope, truth and justice.

Director: Sonia Nassery Cole | Stars: Damla Sönmez, Cansu Tosun, Ushan Çakir, Defne Kayalar

4. The Patience Stone (2012)

R | 102 min | Drama, War

7.0
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64 Metascore

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.

Director: Atiq Rahimi | Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Hamid Djavadan, Hassina Burgan, Massi Mrowat

Votes: 4,233 | Gross: $0.15M

5. Hava, Maryam, Ayesha (2019)

86 min | Drama

6.2
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Three Afghan women from different social background, living in Kabul, are facing a big challenge in their lives. Hava, a traditional pregnant woman whom no one cares about, is living with ... See full summary »

Director: Sahraa Karimi | Stars: Arezoo Ariapoor, Fereshta Afshar, Hasiba Ebrahimi

Votes: 32

6. Kabul, City in the Wind (2018)

88 min | Documentary

7.1
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A city is an orchestration of its inhabitants. The film portraits the city Kabul through daily details of two kids and a bus driver, set against the background of a city destroyed by politic and religious powers.

Director: Aboozar Amini

Votes: 113

7. Utopia (2015)

85 min | Drama, War

6.6
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Janan, a woman from Afghanistan, travels to the UK for artificial insemination. Cultural, religious, and moral complications explode when William, a medical sciences student working in the clinic, switches the donor's semen for his own.

Director: Hassan Nazer | Stars: Hannah Spearritt, Andrew Shaver, Homayoun Ershadi, Bhasker Patel

Votes: 75

9. What We Left Unfinished (2019)

71 min | Documentary

4.2
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WHAT WE LEFT UNFINISHED tells the story of five unfinished fiction feature films from the Communist era in Afghanistan (1978-1991), and the people who went to crazy lengths to make them, in... See full summary »

Director: Mariam Ghani | Stars: Noor Hashim Abir, Adela Adim, Latif Ahmadi, Asadollah Aram

Votes: 8

10. A Thousand Girls Like Me (2018)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

7.8
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Khatera, a 23 year old Afghan woman, is a victim of sexual abuse from her father. She tells her story publicly on national TV, seeking punishment for her perpetrator and shedding light onto the faulty Afghan judicial system.

Director: Sahra Mani | Star: Khatera

Votes: 42

11. Frame by Frame (2015)

85 min | Documentary, War

8.0
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84 Metascore

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli | Stars: Massoud Hossaini, Wakil Kohsar, Najibullah Musafer, Farzana Wahidy

Votes: 108

12. Parting (2016)

74 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Two young Afghans,Fereshteh and Nabi, are in love, but Fereshteh has to follow her parents and leave Afghanistan to find refuge in Iran. Nabi decides to illegally cross the border, find ... See full summary »

Director: Navid Mahmoudi | Stars: Reza Ahmadi, Fereshteh Hosseini, Behrang Alavi, Nazanin Bayati

Votes: 209

13. Rona, Azim's Mother (2018)

89 min | Drama

7.7
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Azim, an afghan refugee, who works at the municipality at night, lives in Tehran along with his family. Being the head of entire family and as the eldest brother, he arranges for his ... See full summary »

Director: Jamshid Mahmoudi | Stars: Mohsen Tanabandeh, Mojtaba Pirzadeh, Fatemeh Hosseini, Fereshteh Hosseini

Votes: 70

14. The Black Tulip (2010)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Family

7.2
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37 Metascore

The Mansouri family opens up a new restaurant after the fall of the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan only to be subsequently targeted by factional Taliban elements.

Director: Sonia Nassery Cole | Stars: Haji Gul Aser, Sonia Nassery Cole, Leo Solomon, Somajia Razaya

Votes: 80

15. Love and Friendship (1946)

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Director: Reshid Latif

16. Earth and Ashes (2004)

102 min | Drama

7.0
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Elderly Dastaguir and his newly deaf 5-year-old grandson Yassin hitchhike and walk, but mostly walk, as they make their way to the coal mine where Dastaguir's son Murad works. Dastaguir ... See full summary »

Director: Atiq Rahimi | Stars: Abdul Ghani, Jawan Mard Homayoun, Sher Agah, Kader Arefi

Votes: 344

17. Wajma, an Afghan Love Story (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

6.8
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It's snowing in Kabul, and gregarious waiter Mustafa charms a pretty student named Wajma. The pair begins a clandestine relationship - they're playful and passionate but ever mindful of the... See full summary »

Director: Barmak Akram | Stars: Wajma Bahar, Mustafa Abdulsatar, Haji Gul Aser, Brehna Bahar

Votes: 274

18. Buzkashi Boys (2012)

28 min | Short, Drama

6.7
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Set against the dramatic landscape of contemporary Afghanistan and the National sport of Buzkashi - a brutal game of horse polo played with a dead goat - Buzkashi Boys tells the coming of ... See full summary »

Director: Sam French | Stars: Fawad Mohammadi, Jawanmard Paiz, Wali Talash

Votes: 678

19. The Red Bicycle (2018)

15 min | Short, Crime, Drama | Completed

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Set in contemporary Afghanistan, a red bicycle opens two windows into the world of two Afghan women.

Director: Fazila Amiri | Stars: Farzana Nawabi, Mahal Wak, Sadam Wahidi

20. Emaan (2011)

81 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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The film is based around the life of Emaan, a young, honest policeman who doesnt mind bending the rules to uphold justice. The story begins with the police investigating the rape and murder... See full synopsis »

Director: Haris Yosufi | Stars: Tamana Amini, Emaan, Roientan Enkesar, Abida Frotan

Votes: 27

21. RocKabul (2018)

77 min | Documentary, Music, War

7.7
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Today, Afghans are one of the largest migrant populations fleeing their country for Europe/the West. Since 2002 the international community has injected more than a trillion dollars into ... See full summary »

Director: Travis Beard | Stars: Travis Beard, Mohd Qais Shaghasy

Votes: 43

22. A Few Cubic Meters of Love (2014)

90 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A romance blooms between a young Iranian man working in a factory in Tehran and the daughter of an Afghan worker.

Director: Jamshid Mahmoudi | Stars: Hasiba Ebrahimi, Nader Fallah, Masoud Mirtaheri, Alireza Ostadi

Votes: 476

23. An Apple from Paradise (2010)

85 min | Drama, War

6.3
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A pious old man, who is a proponent of suicide attackers, comes to Kabul to visit his only son, who, after the holy war had remained in the Soviet Union. He had enrolled his son in a ... See full summary »

Director: Homayun Morowat | Stars: Hashmat Fanaei, Radzhab Khuseynov, Mohaiuddin Safa, Wali Talsh

Votes: 14

24. Lina (I) (2017)

90 min | Drama

8.8
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After blood examines, Maryam finds out that her parents are not their biological parents. Maryam is determined to find out who her biological father is and why he never came back for her. ... See full summary »

Director: Ramin Rasouli | Stars: Amir Aghaee, Fahim Ebrahimi, Hasiba Ebrahimi, Homayoun Ershadi

Votes: 21

25. Elephantbird (2018)

15 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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The last wish of an old Afghan man is to give his "elephant-bird" (turkey) to his grandchild, but this simple wish is hard to realize.

Director: Amir Masoud Soheili | Stars: Gholam Farouq Baraki, Hashmat Fanaei, Naser Hashemi, Alavi Sayed Murteza

Votes: 6

26. Zolykha's Secret (2006)

142 min | Drama

7.9
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A rural Afghan family struggles to survive during the last, brutal year of the Taliban and the beginning of a new war that still rages. With war and conflict threatening their existence, the family copes by finding meaning in life's tragedies.

Director: Horace Shansab | Stars: Dad'ullah Ahmadzai, Gholam Farouq Baraki, Zbiullah Furutan, Marina Golbahari

Votes: 35

27. Firedancer (2002)

79 min | Drama

6.9
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46 Metascore

A young Afghan-American on a journey of "self-discovery".

Directors: Ashok Nanda, Jawed Wassel | Stars: Zee Richard, Mariam Weiss, Yunis Azizi, Samira Cameron

Votes: 20

28. Kabullywood (2017)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.8
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A group of young Afghan artists decide to open a cultural center in the heart of Kabul.

Director: Louis Meunier | Stars: Roya Heydari, Farid Joya, Ghulam Reza Rajabi, Omid Rawendah

Votes: 18

29. Hassan - The image of our common pain (2018)

111 min | Drama, Family

7.4
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"Hassan" is a family drama film that demonstrates love, compassion and humanity amongst the Afghan community living in Afghanistan and abroad. Hassan runs a non-profit lotto company which ... See full summary »

Director: Emaan | Stars: Leena Alam, Haroon Azizi, Hakim Diljo, Emaan

Votes: 9

30. True Warriors (2017)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.8
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In Kabul the premiere of a theatre piece about suicide bombings gets attacked by a 16 year old Taliban suicide bomber. In the audience: Poets, painters, musicians, actors - plus diplomats ... See full summary »

Directors: Niklas Schenck, Ronja von Wurmb-Seibel, Lukas Augustin

Votes: 8

32. A Letter to the President (2017)

83 min | Drama

7.0
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Soraya, a low-level government official, is imprisoned when she defends a woman from village lords. Behind bars, she writes the Afghan President for help.

Director: Roya Sadat | Stars: Leena Alam, Aziz Deldar, Mamnoun Maqsoudi, Zareen Nory

Votes: 50

33. 16 Days in Afghanistan (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

7.5
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16 Days in Afghanistan is a documentary that documents the state of Afghan people after the fall of the Taliban.

Director: Anwar Hajher

Votes: 11

34. What Tomorrow Brings (I) (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, News

7.8
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Following the hazardous journey of one of Afghanistan's pioneering girls' schools.

Director: Beth Murphy

Votes: 24

35. A Man's Desire for Fifth Wife (2012)

90 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

9.1
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High cinematic film titled 'A man's desire for fifth wife' which has been shot and produced under hard condition of Afghanistan War. It narrates the story of violence against women and also... See full summary »

Stars: Seddiq Abedi, Emam Berdihof, Shakhnaza Jabirwa, Sahar Parnian

Votes: 9

36. Faceless (Afghanistan) (2016)

90 min | Action

8.0
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Sameer is a middle-class young man, who lives with his younger brother. He doesn't have much except a big house left by his parents. He is sick of seeing his country crumble before him. He ... See full summary »

Director: Ali Akbar Akbar Kamal | Stars: Humayoon Shams Khan, Rahmatullah Khostai, Farahnaz Nawabi, Abrar Shams Khan

Votes: 17

37. Ghame Afghan (1986)

90 min | Drama, War

6.6
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GHAME AFGHAN was filmed from October 85 to January 86 under extremely difficult conditions in the contested tribal area of Afghanistan/Pakistan by an Afghan-Swiss-Pakistani film crew. ... See full summary »

Directors: Zmarai Kasi, Mark M. Rissi | Stars: Amir Farid, Jawed Babur, Bushra Ejaz, Hukun Jana Abai

Votes: 10

38. Roqaia (2019)

11 min | Short, Drama

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After surviving a suicide bomb attack, 12-year-old Roqaia finds herself in the middle of a media frenzy, as she deals with her trauma all by herself.

Director: Diana Saqueb Jamal | Stars: Asadullah Rasuli, Roqia Rasuli, Gavhar Taj Salmanian, Qorban Ali Salmanian

39. Voice of a Nation: My Journey Through Afghanistan (2012)

52 min | Documentary

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Jawed Taiman takes a distinct look at Afghanistan and lets the Afghan people have their say. En route through the different provinces, through urban and rural regions, in discussion with ... See full summary »

Director: Jawed Taiman

40. Children of Kabul (2011)

25 min | Documentary, Drama

8.7
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Children of Kabul provides rare access to the war-torn streets of Kabul, Afghanistan, documenting the unfolding tragedy of child labor. Taking you into the lives of four young Afghan ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Bougher, Jawad Wahabzada

Votes: 11

41. Se noghta (2003)

58 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Gul Afrooz is engaged to her lover Firooz, despite this she is forced to marry an old warlord, a Khan.The Khan sends her to Iran as a drug courier for an opium ring. The ring is busted and ... See full summary »

Director: Roya Sadat | Stars: Gul Afrooz, Khalil Ahmad, Aref Mohammady

Votes: 8

42. Afghan Star (2005– )

Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

7.1
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The Afghan version of American Idol, in which 12 contestants, who are chosen out of thousands of others by the judges, compete to win the grand prize.

Stars: Daoud Sediqi, Naweed Furogh, Ustad Gulzaman, Shakeb Hamdard

Votes: 19

43. Joy of Madness (2003)

73 min | Documentary

6.8
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Documentary showing the backstage of production of Samira Makhmalbaf's film Panj É Asr(At Five in the Afternoon), in Kabul, after the fall of the Taliban regime. Everything was recorded ... See full summary »

Director: Hana Makhmalbaf | Stars: Bibigol Asef, Sima Asef, Agheleh Farahmand, Marzieh Makhmalbaf

Votes: 106

44. The Ministry (2011– )

Comedy

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Poking fun at politicians is a fairly standard form of television comedy, but satirizing the government in Afghanistan, one of the most corrupt governments in the world, raises some very ... See full summary »

45. Panaah Baroye Zinda Mondan (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action

6.0
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Ghulam had a bright future in his country, Afghanistan, but for some reasons had to leave it to become a transporter in Bulgaria. He works for a mafia don called Kayuum who has many illegal... See full summary »

Director: Sundeep Mohnot | Stars: Marta Kondova, Asad Sikander

Votes: 5

46. Afghanistan (2010)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

7.7
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Before the Taliban? Before the Soviet invasion? What was there in Afghanistan before the wars? This documentary looks at the country from 1955 to 1978 through rare archival footage and ... See full summary »

Director: Yama Rahimi | Stars: Farida Mahwash & The Kabul Ensemble, Ahmad Zahir, Khanum Zheela

Votes: 10

47. The Outpost (II) (2012)

26 min | Short, Crime, Thriller

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A middle-age soldier stands guard at his war ravaged post, facing a dilemma between duty and humanity.

Director: Sayed Jalal Hussaini | Stars: Qader Ariayi, Farooq Baraki, Jamil Jalla

48. Neighbours (III) (2009)

90 min | Drama, History, War

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Graphically depicts the brutalities on Afghan prisoners in an Iranian camp, Safaid Sang (White Stone) near the Iranian-Afghan border. Based on true life accounts from Afghan prisoners.

Director: Ahmad Mueid Zubair Farghand | Stars: Mohammad Zabi Abdali, Ainuddin Abdulfezali, Noor Ahmad, Said Ahmad

49. Slippery Road: Drive with Caution (2015)

17 min | Short, Drama, Family | Completed

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story of living and migration of afghans people in iran

Director: Gholamreza Jafari

50. Neigbour (2008)

82 min | Documentary

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Director: Ramin Rasouli | Stars: Hossein Rasouli, Zeinab Rasouli


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