Movies and TV shows set in tehran

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in tehran ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, melancholic, thought provoking, stylized, gloomy and serious films and TV shows about / with dialogue, family relations, storytelling, islam, brutality, culture clash, money, mentor, runaway and loneliness plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in Iran, France, USA and other countries.
tehran movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as tehran: Mortal Wound (2021), The Operative (2019), Here Without Me (2011), Heiran (2009), Under the Shadow (2016), Ten (2002), Offside (2006), Rain (2001), Taste of Cherry (1997), The Salesman (2016).

List of movies set in tehran

Mortal Wound (2021)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Maleki is one of the managers of a successful company run by Rizabadi. Rizabadi instructs him to negotiate a major oil deal with the Norwegians. After signing the contract, the Norwegians want to transfer the contract amount, which is several ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: corruption, deal, corporate world, manager, money, businessman, business, co worker co worker relationship, corporation, corporate crime, workplace, wound ...
Place: tehran iran, dubai, london, middle east, iran ...
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The Operative (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Israel, Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young Western woman is recruited by the Mossad to go undercover in Tehran where she becomes entangled in a complex triangle with her handler and her subject.
Style: psychological, exciting
Plot: spy, mossad, female spy, female nudity, espionage, molestation, twists and turns, deception, secret agents, strong female lead, female protagonist, couple relations ...
Place: iran, tehran, tehran iran
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Here Without Me (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story is about the world of a small family with familiar dreams and not so remarkable problems. The mother is trying to lead everything to save her family, but small events disarrange all her plans.
Style: melancholic, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: worker, poverty, dream, cinema, love, adaptation, son, money, delusion, change, iranian, theater ...
Place: iran, tehran, tehran iran
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Heiran (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During the rule of Taliban in Afghanistan, about 3 million illegal Afghani immigrants entered Iran and caused numerous problems for the Iranian society to accept them. This film depicts the story of a 17 year old rural girl by the name of Mahi ...
Plot: war in afghanistan, immigrants, abandoned baby, betrayal, marriage, illegal immigrant, chicken, student, fear, angry father, citizenship, passion ...
Place: tehran, afghanistan, iran
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Under the Shadow (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Jordan, Qatar, Iran
Duration: 84 min.
Story: As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war torn Tehran of the 80s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.
Style: atmospheric, intense, stylized, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: supernatural, suspense, ghost, brutality, war, supernatural power, mother daughter relationship, paranormal, paranormal activity, military, haunted house, mother ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, iraq, middle east, tehran, jordan ...
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Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.
Style: talky, thought provoking, melancholic, intense, light ...
Plot: character study, car, solitude, relationships, driver, society, life is a bitch, passenger, sibling relationship, hopes, human nature, love and romance ...
Place: iran, tokyo, middle east, tehran iran, tehran ...
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Offside (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Iran
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Since women are banned from soccer matches, Iranian females masquerade as males so they can slip into Tehran's stadium to see the game between Iran and Bahrain. The ones who are caught and arrested are taken to a holding area and guarded by ...
Style: humorous, disturbing, political, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: soccer, fighting the system, sport, sexism, football, segregation, human spirit, politics, injustice, rebelliousness, rebellion, women ...
Time: year 2006, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east, germany, berlin germany, tehran
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Rain (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Kurdish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. When Lateef is given heavier tasks to compensate for new Afghan worker Rahmat, he resents his displacement and ...
Style: touching, emotional, stylized, lyrical, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fall in love, immigrants, self discovery, love and romance, family relations, youth, society, human nature, parents and children, secret, boy, true love ...
Place: iran, japan, middle east, tokyo, tehran iran ...
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Taste of Cherry (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A middle-aged Tehranian man, Mr. Badii is intent on killing himself and seeks someone to bury him after his demise. Driving around the city, the seemingly well-to-do Badii meets with numerous people, including a Muslim student, asking them to take ...
Style: art house, road movie, psychological, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: suicide, existentialism, death, car, muslim, desert, depression, art, brutality, life, life & death, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, tokyo, tehran iran, middle east, tehran
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The Salesman (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: 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.
Style: intense, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, harsh ...
Plot: revenge, rape, suspense, hospital, attack, surveillance, teacher, marriage, death, twists and turns, character study, actor ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: iran, poland, middle east, tehran iran, tehran
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A Separation (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Australia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: 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.
Style: heartbreaking, emotional, realistic, talky, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: divorce, poverty, muslim, alzheimer's disease, marriage, court, justice, religion, parenthood, dysfunctional family, marital problem, family problems ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iran, tehran iran, tehran, middle east
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The Color of Paradise (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story revolves around a blind boy named Mohammed who is released from his special school in Tehran for summer vacation. His father, shamed and burdened by Mohammed's blindness, arrives late to pick him up and then tries to convince the ...
Style: emotional, touching, dramatic, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: children, blindness, orphan, poverty, shame, islam, blind character, father son relationship, childhood, countryside, youth, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iran, tehran iran, middle east, tehran
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Pig (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Iran
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Hasan is full of rage. He's been blacklisted and hasn't been allowed to make a film in years. His star, a woman he adores, is impatient and wants to work with other directors. His wife seems to have fallen out of love with him, and his ...
Style: humorous, tense, captivating, enigmatic, surreal
Plot: serial killer, nightmare, interrogation, suspect, husband wife relationship, talent, murder suspect, muse, jealousy, party, murder, career ...
Place: iran, tehran
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Crimson Gold (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 97 min.
Story: For Hussein, a pizza delivery driver, the imbalance of the social system is thrown in his face wherever he turns. One day when his friend, Ali, shows him the contents of a lost purse, Hussein discovers a receipt of payment and cannot believe the ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: motorcycle, life is a bitch, rich and poor, resentment, breaking point, injustice, discrimination, depression, pizza delivery boy, fiance fiancee relationship, hypocrisy, wealth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, italy, tehran iran, pakistan ...
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Mourning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 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 their son. Something terrible happens on their way...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: family relations, couples, deaf, boy, youth, mute or deaf, couple relations, misfit, family problems, protecting from truth, on the road, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iran, tehran
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