Persian movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant persian movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, sincere, captivating and touching films and TV shows about / with persian, iranian, islam, society, family relations, husband wife relationship, death, runaway, parents and children and love plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in Iran, France, USA and other countries.
persian
 98
persian movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as persian: The Song of Sparrows (2008), Ey Iran (1990), The Blue-Veiled (1995), The Tenants (1987), Mother (1990), Hamoun (1990), The Night Bus (2007), Bride of Fire (2000), Tambourine (2008), Travellers (1992).

List of persian movies

The Song of Sparrows (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 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, ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farmer, family in crisis, family problems, family life, unemployment, parents and children, human nature, hopes, life is a bitch, dignity, new job, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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 6.7
 325
Ey Iran (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Towards the end of the Shahanshah's reign, Sergeant Makvandi is assigned the commander of the gendarmerie station in a small town. A stern disciplinarian, Sergeant Makvandi tries to impose order at the station but, being as degenerate as his ...
Plot: military dictatorship, poetry, martial law, music teacher, freedom, communist, patriotism, revolution, curfew, torture, persian, censorship ...
Place: iran
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The Blue-Veiled (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An elderly owner of a tomato farm and sauce factory, after his wife's death, falls in love with one of the workers of the factory endangering his relationship with his daughters and in-laws. While everybody in the big family persuades the old ...
Plot: son in law, islam, manager, iranian, dysfunctional family, worker, poverty, factory, older man younger woman relationship, factory owner, missing father, persian ...
Place: iran
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 7.7
 3K
The Tenants (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A satirical comedy about the oddball inhabitants of a Tehran apartment building and their landlord.
Plot: sibling relationship, collaboration, con men, marital problem, apartment building, controversy, irony, landlord, corruption, construction worker, government official, satire ...
Place: iran
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 8.5
 5K
Mother (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The film progresses along two distinct but interwoven series of events. The first series involves young members of a family who have gathered round their old mother and revive their common childhood memories. the second line focuses on the old ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, carpenter, brother brother relationship, sister sister relationship, brother brother conflict, iranian, mother son relationship, persian
Place: iran, tehran iran
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 8.0
 7K
Hamoun (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hamoon's wife is leaving him. He is also unsuccessfully trying to finish his Ph.D. thesis. He is forced to reexamine his life. In a series of flashbacks and dreams, Hamoon tries to figure out what he did wrong.
Style: biting, realistic, serious, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, hopes, starting over, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment, dull life, domestic violence, couples, conservative, working class, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, asia, middle east
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No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Iranian musicians Negar and Ashkan look for band members to play at a London concert ... and the visa that allows them to leave Tehran to do so.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: music band, ambition, state affairs, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, hopes, musician's life, against the rules, youth, teenage life, music, music festival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran, tehran iran, middle east, london, persia
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 6.7
 598
The Night Bus (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film, which is in sharp monochrome, relates the story of a twenty-four-hour-long journey of two young Iranian soldiers (Issā and Emād) and a civilian driver (Amu Rahim) transporting thirty-eight Iraqi prisoners of war, taken from behind the ...
Plot: death, iraq iran war, martyrdom, child soldier, young soldier, bus, martyr, poverty, love letter, iranian, murder, pow ...
Place: iran
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 7.2
 541
Bride of Fire (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A tragedy in which a young woman from an Arab tribe, prevented from marrying her non-Arab Persian lover is forced against her wishes to marry her cousin.
Plot: marriage, tradition, wedding, doctor, lawyer, death, murder, self sacrifice, heretic, cousin cousin relationship, islam, river ...
Place: iran
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 6.9
 4K
Tambourine (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 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 seems to be his girlfriend and is in need of some money to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere
Plot: rich and poor, friendship, culture clash, disorder, couples, family relations, society, nothing goes right, parents and children, farce, satellite, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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 7.5
 1K
Travellers (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 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, and in the midst of wedding guests and ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: wedding, newlywed, death, mirror, female protagonist, family relations, newlyweds, couples, ghost, against the rules, dealing with death, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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 7.9
 7K
The Cow (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An old villager deeply in love with his cow goes to the capital for a while. While he's there, the cow dies and now the villagers are afraid of his possible reaction to it when he returns.
Style: art house, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: village, countryside, tribe, protecting from truth, animal life, social relations, farm, village life, down on your luck, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: iran, asia, middle east
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Once Upon a Time, Cinema (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This film was made in Iran. The protagonist looks almost like Charlie Chaplain. He is given a chance to make films for the emperor. There are many scenes of people running on and off of movie screens, and in and out of old kinetiscope projectors. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, cynical, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, filmmaker, politics, starlet, cinematographer, satire, harem, surrealism, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, turn of the century
Place: iran, tehran iran
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The White Balloon (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Several people try to take advantage of a little girl's innocence to hustle money her mom gave to her to buy a goldfish with.
Style: sexy, talky, meditative, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: children, coming of age, fish, childhood, little girl, balloon, brother sister relationship, new year's eve, snake charmer, money, friendship, innocence lost ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: iran, hong kong, middle east, tehran iran
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Children of Heaven (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Iran
Duration: 89 min.
Story: 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, Ali's. School awaits...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: childhood, poverty, school, children, life, siblings relations, family, unemployment, running, coming of age, financial problem, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, tehran iran, middle east, tokyo
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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: realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: blindness, poverty, children, shame, orphan, 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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A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After their father dies, a family of five are forced to survive on their own in a Kurdish village on the border of Iran and Iraq. Matters are made worse when 12 year old Ayoub, the new head of the family, is told that his handicapped brother, Madi, ...
Style: realistic, bleak, meditative, harsh, sincere ...
Plot: kurd, orphan, coming of age, youth, children, siblings relations, smuggling, village, village life, parents and children, family in crisis, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, iran, kurdistan, middle east, tokyo ...
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 7.4
 8K
Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.
Style: thought provoking, talky, melancholic, intense, light ...
Plot: character study, car, solitude, relationships, driver, passenger, society, life is a bitch, sibling relationship, family relations, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, tokyo, middle east, california, tehran iran ...
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 8.5
 21K
The Lizard (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Reza is a petty thief who escapes jail by posing as a mullah. When he has to stay in disguise longer than he expected, he accidentally becomes the revered leader of a small-town mosque, bringing people flooding in with his on the hoof sermons ...
Style: serious, humorous, rough, suspenseful, buddy comedy ...
Plot: prison escape, prison, village, criminal heroes, hidden identity, pretense, society, crimes, fugitives, small town life, religions or cults, warden ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
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Fireworks Wednesday (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the day before their holiday trip to Dubai, a wife who believes her husband is unfaithful enlists the help of Roohi, a young woman sent by an agency to clean the house. She asks Roohi to make an appointment and gather information at the salon of ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, suspense ...
Plot: marital infidelity, marital problem, maid, social differences, society, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couples, family problems, couple relations, wedding preparations and rituals, housewife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, tehran iran, middle east, dubai
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 7.9
 54K
About Elly (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: mystery, missing person, matchmaking, arranged marriage, family relations, friendship, guilt, journey, parents and children, love and romance, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east
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The Mokhtar Narrative (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Iran
TV show
Story: The Mokhtar Narrative is an Epic/History television series directed by Davood Mirbagheri, based on the life of Al-Mokhtar. Over 140 actors were cast in it. Mokhtar Saqafi was a Shiite Muslim leader who sets up a rebellion movement in 686 A.D in the ...
Style: captivating, suspense, entertaining
Plot: arabic history, islam, arab, arab culture, political intrigue, fighting the system, leadership, political unrest, leader, revenge, battles, fight ...
Time: 7th century
Place: iran
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Prophet Joseph (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: This story basically follows the most important happenings in Prophet Josephs life, from the view of muslims. The most important happenings are: 1. his travel to egypt 2. his rise and growing up in Egypt 3. his life problems when his ...
Style: biblical, serious, sincere, suspenseful
Plot: prophet, religion, human spirit, betrayal, rivalry, hopes, dishonesty, good versus evil, folk hero, crimes, society, clergy ...
Place: iran, egypt
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Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Iran
Duration: 162 min.
Story: By the order of King of Habasha Abraha, one of his army commanders charges ahead Mecca to ruin the House of God. He leads thousands of soldiers, horses and elephants all fully equipped. By God’s will in 3km distance from Mecca, in its outskirts ...
Style: christian film, captivating, serious, sincere
Plot: islam, prophet, muslim, religion, arabic history, idol, prophecy, slavery, battles, family relations, husband wife relationship, caravan ...
Time: 7th century
Place: iran, arabia
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 61K
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: suspense, intense, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: revenge, rape, husband wife relationship, hospital, attack, surveillance, teacher, marriage, death, twists and turns, character study, actor ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: iran, middle east, poland, tehran iran, tehran
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 10K
Shahrzad (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When a windstorm happens in life, love is the first victim. In Iran, Tehran, 1953.
Style: touching, tense, psychological, suspense, captivating
Plot: mafia, love, love and romance, youth, organized crime, mob boss, crime boss, brutality, criminal heroes, romance, pride and honor, murder ...
Time: 50s
Place: iran, tehran iran
Is relevant ?
 9.4
 166K
The Heroes (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History
Country: Iran
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The moral stories of a group of champions (Pahlevanan) living in Kharazm city in the 13th century.
Plot: king, sword, sword fight, horse, fight, heroes, god, persian
Time: 14th century
Place: iran
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Damascus Time (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two Iranian pilots are in a special mission to save the people of a Syrian city who are surrounded by the terrorists. But they have to face many challenges before manage to accomplish their mission.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: isis, hijacking, pow, terrorist, torture, kurd, husband wife relationship, airplane, terrorism, female soldier, war crime, kidnapping ...
Place: syria, iran, turkey, kurdistan, israel
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 3K
Hezarpa (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 197 min.
Story: The thief accidentally notices the secret of a girl and tries to exploit this position ....
Style: humorous, tense, suspense, captivating, entertaining
Plot: escapades, friendship, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, adventure, chase, family relations, society, ambition, rivalry, redemption ...
Place: iran
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 16K
Just 6.5 (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The story of the six-and-a-half story narrative search for the anti-drug police is to find the great glass dealer in the capital.
Style: brutal, tense, disturbing, intense, suspense ...
Plot: iranian, prison, lawyer, death sentence, drugs, police station, police, propaganda, betrayal, drug addict, drug overdose, smuggler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tehran iran, iran
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