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, humorous, touching, captivating and sincere films and TV shows about / with persian, iranian, husband wife relationship, death, father son relationship, murder, love, family relations, destiny and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in Iran, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as persian: A Man Called Ove (2015), Ey Iran (1990), The Blue-Veiled (1995), The Tenants (1987), Mother (1990), The Song of Sparrows (2008), Hamoun (1990), Sinbad (2012), 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), The Trip to Greece (2020).

List of persian movies

A Man Called Ove (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Despite grumpy 59 year-old Ove being deposed as president of his condominium association, but he keeps looking over the neighbourhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the terraced house opposite Ove and she ...
Style: touching, compassionate, emotional, ironic, scenic ...
Plot: unlikely friendships, neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship, suicide attempt, cancer, suicide thoughts, suicidal thoughts, flashback, mentor, life & death, loneliness, love ...
Time: year 2014
Place: sweden, spain, eastern europe
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 6.6
 259
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: persian, freedom, freedom of speech, national anthem, communist, revolution, curfew, censorship, patriotism, martial law, poetry, music teacher ...
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: persian, female director, manager, son in law, factory, older man younger woman relationship, poverty, worker, blue, factory owner, dysfunctional family, islam ...
Place: iran
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 7.7
 2K
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: persian, sibling relationship, explosion, irony, apartment building, satire, urban setting, construction worker, government official, marital problem, kurd, collaboration ...
Place: iran
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 8.5
 4K
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: persian, carpenter, iranian, sister sister relationship, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, brother brother conflict, mother son relationship
Place: iran, tehran iran
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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, touching, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: farmer, family problems, family life, human nature, unemployment, parents and children, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, dignity, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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 8.1
 6K
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: contemplative, suspense, biting, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, persian, couple relations, working class, introspection, starting over, unfulfillment, society, life is a bitch, hopes, conservative, dull life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: iran, middle east, asia
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 6.4
 3K
Sinbad (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Sinbad accidentally kills the son of the powerful Lord Akbari in a fist fight. As recompense for the blood debt, Sinbad's brother is killed in front of his eyes. Sinbad escapes, but his grandmother uses a magic talisman to curse him for the ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, disturbing, light ...
Plot: witch, ocean or sea, escapades, destiny, rivalry, adventurer, legends and myths, adventure, hopes, sinbad, curse, heroes ...
Time: 8th century
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300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300," this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield--on the sea--as Greek general ...
Style: epic, stylized, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: king, heroic, master warrior, swords and armor, heroes, hand to hand combat, invasion, sea battle, army, sword fight, adventure, ancient ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, middle east, greece, athens greece
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The Trip to Greece (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Actors Rob Byrdon and Steve Coogan continue their travelogue series with a visit to Greece.
Plot: restaurant, food, friendship, travel, trip, dessert, priestess, money, tourist, pope, jacuzzi, cooking ...
Place: greece, europe, australia, spain, switzerland ...
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Appropriate Behaviour (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: For Shirin, being part of a perfect Persian family isn’t easy. Acceptance eludes her from all sides: her family doesn’t know she’s bisexual, and her ex-girlfriend, Maxine , can’t understand why she doesn’t tell them. Even the six-year-old ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: loneliness, lesbian relationship, threesome, rebelliousness, introspection, rebellion, couples, bisexual, gender, lesbian cunnilingus, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 6.9
 229K
Aladdin (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A live-action retelling of the 1992 Disney film of the same name.
Style: entertaining, romantic, light, feel good, psychotronic ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: genie, disney, rags to riches, sultan, wish fulfillment, palace, treasure, friendship, magic spell, aladdin, prince, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, iraq, saudi arabia, arabia
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'Imuhar': A Legend (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, Niger
Duration: 82 min.
Story: No overview found
Plot: family relations, grandfather grandson relationship, girl, death of mother, boy, father son relationship, aunt nephew relationship, persian
Place: iran
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 5.6
 410
Australia Day (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On Australia's most controversial national holiday, the lives of three Australians from diverse cultural backgrounds will collide, illuminating contemporary issues of racial tension and national identity that simmer beneath the surface of ...
Style: multicultural, sincere, suspense, touching, controversial ...
Plot: sociology, sex slavery, immigration, criminal underworld, nationalism, racial tension, manhunt, tolerance, society, gang, on the run, human trafficking ...
Time: 2010s
Place: australia, austria, china
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 7.8
 546
Tight Spot (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This film, based on a well-known novel of the same name by Sadegh Chooback, is about a wronged man seeking revenge. Director Amir Naderi's inspiration for making the film was one of his childhood heroes, the legendary Zar Mohammad, who waged a ...
Plot: off screen murder, fight, shotgun, persian, police officer killed, government, revolt, struggle, sea, social injustice, shot to death, bazaar ...
Place: iran
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The Last Queen of the Earth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Leaving his family in Afghanistan to find work in Iran, Ali Bakhsh returns home to Afghanistan in search of his family in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and the following U.S. invasion.
Plot: letter, persian, hardship, separation from family, family man, refugee, factory worker, violence, family relations, job seeking, immigrants
Place: iran
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 5.3
 914
Invitation (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: a film about how attitude dissimilar family against abortion .....
Plot: running, old woman, horse riding, conspiracy, rich, mistress, pregnancy, dignity, beard, surrogate mother, love, polygamy ...
Place: tehran iran, iran
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 6.7
 537
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: pow, poverty, persian, young soldier, child soldier, iranian, bus, death, martyrdom, martyr, love letter, iraq iran war ...
Place: iran
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The River's End (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young man leaves his birthplace, Isfahan, to come to capital city ,Tehran, to forgot his childhood memories. He is the storyteller and he tarts revealing his dreams which have been started a few months after the death of his father. In these ...
Plot: disturbed individual, dead father, father son relationship, dead parents, husband wife relationship, swimming, boy, persian, loss of parents, river, iranian, butcher ...
Place: iran
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 6.5
 125
Bemani (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman tries to escape from the much older man she was forced to marry.
Style: dark
Plot: soldier, hand, violence, monologue, father daughter relationship, hijab, blood, rice, room, burnt face, love, eyeglasses ...
Place: iraq, iran
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 7.0
 432
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: suicide, persian, medical student, wedding, aunt, arab, dead wife, iranian, river, marriage, islam, tribe ...
Place: iran
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 5.9
 22
Drum (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The atmosphere is dreamlike, the characters have no name, neither the streets. Teheran is the only character whose name is constantly evoked. A lawyer, as many others, works and lives alone in his apartment, which is both his office and his home. In ...
Plot: law firm, oil industry, lawyer, poverty, funeral, problem, public telephone, persian, dictatorship, marital problem, iranian, construction ...
Place: iran
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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, sincere ...
Plot: music band, state affairs, artists and showbiz, ambition, follow your dream, youth, musician's life, against the rules, hopes, teenage life, music festival, talking to an animal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, london, persia
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 6.9
 3K
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: culture clash, friendship, rich and poor, farce, parents and children, disorder, family relations, couples, nothing goes right, society, misfit, satellite ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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 7.4
 900
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, couples, family relations, newlyweds, destiny, family gatherings, death in the family, curses spells and rituals, family life, dealing with death, against the rules, ghost ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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 8.0
 6K
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: emotional, touching, gloomy, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: countryside, village, society, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, human becoming an animal, animal life, social relations, protecting from truth, tribe, farm ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: iran, middle east, asia
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The Water Diviner (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: world war one, missing person, missing son, family drama, parents and children, redemption, escapades, promise, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, death of son, loss of son ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, year 1919
Place: australia, turkey, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, england
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The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The life of revered the 18th-century Armenian poet and musician Sayat-Nova (Vilen Galstyan). Portraying events in the life of the artist from childhood up to his death, the movie addresses in particular his relationships with women, including his ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, sexual, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: poet, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, state affairs, love and romance, treasure, couples, performer's life, clergy, artists and showbiz, writer's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, georgia (former ussr), armenia, caucasus
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 6.6
 129K
The Recruit (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A brilliant CIA trainee must prove his worth at the Farm, the agency's secret training grounds, where he learns to watch his back and trust no one.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, spy, double agent, basic training, surveillance, espionage, recruit, betrayal, hotshot hero, undercover, rookie, cat and mouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, washington d.c., usa, peru, langley virginia ...
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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A rogue prince reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time – gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, epic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, betrayal, rivalry, heroes, princess, time travel, fall in love, king, escapades, imaginary, prince, danger ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, asia, egypt, middle east
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