Movies and TV shows set in tehran iran

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in tehran iran ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking, art house and stylized films and TV shows about / with society, iranian, muslim, family relations, islam, husband wife relationship, persian, runaway, love and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in Iran, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tehran iran: Just 6.5 (2019), Tehran (2020), Septembers of Shiraz (2015), Taxi (2015), Close-Up (1990), Argo (2012), Tehran Taboo (2017), Women Without Men (2009), Circumstance (2011), Persepolis (2007).

List of movies set in tehran iran

 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: disturbing, suspenseful, intense, tense, brutal ...
Plot: iranian, prison, lawyer, drugs, death sentence, police station, betrayal, suicide attempt, propaganda, torture, judge, capitalism ...
Time: 21st century
Place: tehran iran, iran
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 7.6
 20K
Tehran (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA, UK, Greece
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A Mossad agent embarks on her first mission as a computer hacker in her home town of Tehran.
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, exciting, thrilling
Plot: mossad, covert operation, secret agents, computer, hacker, suspense, spy, computer hacker, criminal, investigation, hostage, terrorist group ...
Place: tehran iran, israel, iran
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Septembers of Shiraz (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the critically acclaimed debut novel by Iranian American author Dalia Sofer, a secular Jewish family is caught up in the maelstrom of the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, retro
Plot: jewish, suspense, interrogation, political prisoner, revolution, society, party, family relations, couples, friendship, rivalry, fleeing ...
Time: year 1979
Place: tehran iran, iran
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 7.3
 16K
Taxi (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A yellow cab is driving through the vibrant and colourful streets of Tehran. Very diverse passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being interviewed by the driver who is no one else but the director Jafar Panahi himself. ...
Style: talky, political, surreal, sincere, touching ...
Plot: taxi, society, honest, life philosophy, passenger, workplace situations, city life, filmmaking, taxi driver, life, death sentence, claustrophobia ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: iran, tehran iran, tokyo
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 8.2
 21K
Close-Up (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event—the arrest of a young man on charges that he fraudulently impersonated the well-known filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf—as the basis for a stunning, multilayered investigation into ...
Style: avant garde, realistic, semi serious, clever, thought provoking ...
Plot: hidden identity, uncover truth, cons and scams, filmmaker, legal, fighting the system, mistaken identity, reporter, filmmaking, court, lawyer, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tehran iran, iran
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 7.7
 621K
Argo (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Style: tense, suspenseful, clever, captivating, political ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cia, rescue mission, secret mission, revolution, politics, espionage, u.s. embassy, suspense, spy, hostage, american abroad, escape ...
Time: 70s, 80s, year 1979, year 1980, 20th century ...
Place: middle east, iran, tehran iran, los angeles, langley virginia ...
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 7.1
 5K
Tehran Taboo (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The lives of three strong-willed women and a young musician cross paths in Tehran’s schizophrenic society where sex, adultery, corruption, prostitution and drugs coexist with strict religious law. In this bustling modern metropolis, avoiding ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: taboo, women, drugs, prison, virginity, suicide, cat, prostitution, loss of virginity, prostitute, pregnancy, women's rights ...
Time: 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran
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Women Without Men (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Ukraine, Morocco, Iran
Duration: 89 min.
Story: 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.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, stylized, art house ...
Plot: women, life is a bitch, society, social differences, state affairs, rich and poor, coping, feminist, woman, sex crime, chaos, feminism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: iran, tehran iran, middle east
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 5.9
 8K
Circumstance (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA, Iran
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, first lesbian experience, teenage girl, closeted lesbian, lgbt, iranian, family relations, teenage life, rebellion, love triangle, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iran, tehran iran, dubai, middle east
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 8.0
 96K
Persepolis (2007)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she ...
Style: adult animation, thought provoking, political, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: revolution, coming of age, iraq iran war, politics, freedom, women, self discovery, female protagonist, childhood, culture clash, social problems, parent child relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, year 1978, year 1982 ...
Place: iran, middle east, france, tehran iran, moscow russia ...
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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, children, poverty, school, life, unemployment, running, siblings relations, coming of age, financial problem, young heroes, secrets ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iran, tehran iran, middle east, tokyo
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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, exciting, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: music band, state affairs, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, ambition, teenage life, musician's life, against the rules, youth, hopes, music, friendship ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: iran, tehran iran, middle east, london, persia
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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, art house ...
Plot: marital infidelity, marital problem, maid, social differences, couples, family problems, couple relations, society, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, wedding preparations and rituals, housewife ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iran, tehran iran, middle east, dubai
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 7.0
 184
The Mongols (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A director of a television series on the history of cinema, who has been grappling with the screenplay of his first feature film, receives an assignment to oversee the installation of a television relay station in a remote region of Zahedan ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: invasion, television, muslim, police station, making love, media, film history, moving, mourning, violence, tribal chief, turk ...
Place: iran, tehran iran, persia, eastern europe
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 7.8
 9K
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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My Tehran for Sale (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Iran
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 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 artistically. At an underground rave, she meets Iranian born ...
Style: captivating, serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: heavy metal culture, rebellion, government agency, state affairs, family relations, life is a bitch, against the rules, gender, mother daughter relationship, political prisoner, love, suicide ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iran, tehran iran, australia
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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, cynical, realistic, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, filmmaker, politics, cinematographer, starlet, satire, harem, surrealism, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, turn of the century
Place: iran, tehran iran
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 6.1
 2K
Subdued (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 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.
Plot: divorced woman, restaurant, employer employee relationship, manager, tragic love, friendship, dead mother, father, job
Place: iran, tehran 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 ...
Style: interesting
Plot: persian culture, artist, carpenter, brother brother relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, iranian, brother brother conflict, mother son relationship, persian
Place: iran, 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 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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In This World (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Torn straight from the headlines, Michael Winterbottom's compelling and prescient 'In This World' follows young Afghan Jamal and his older cousin Enayat as they embark on a hazardous overland trip from their refugee camp at Peshawar, ...
Style: bleak, road movie, inspirational, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: refugee, politics, immigrants, poverty, on the road, life is a bitch, friendship, hopes, society, death, muslim, refugee camp ...
Time: year 2002, year 2001
Place: iran, middle east, london, berlin germany, tokyo ...
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 6.4
 7K
Rhino Season (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iraq, Turkey, Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kurdish-Iranian poet Sahel has just been released from a thirty-year prison sentence in Iran. Now the one thing keeping him going is the thought of finding his wife, who thinks he's been dead for over twenty years.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, stylized, tense ...
Plot: kurd, haunted by the past, love triangle, tragic love, society, life is a bitch, love and romance, tragic hero, confined, lovers apart, injustice, selflessness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 21st century
Place: middle east, iran, turkey, istanbul turkey, kurdistan ...
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 8.7
 2K
Hezar Dastan (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Iran
Duration: 720 min.
TV show
Story: Hezar-Dastan 1978-1987 is a highly popular TV series in Iran directed by Ali Hatami. Hezar Dastan is considered an eternal work in the history of Iranian TV. Hatami established a small town as historical site in which he made Hezar Dastan. In 2006, ...
Plot: radicalism, tradition versus modernity, murder, revenge, death, assassination, persian, anachronism
Time: 19th century
Place: tehran iran
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 6.0
 186
One Night (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 78 min.
Story: On her way home one night, a young working girl who lives alone with her mother is asked to go sleep at her friend's house. She wanders all night in Teheran and meets three men who have different stories.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: introspection, society, lifestyle, nightlife, social differences, city life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, class differences, social issues, class society, extramarital affair ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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Marriage of the Blessed (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Haji is severely traumatized by the war with Iraq. Back from the front, he's unable to adapt to civilian life. Despite family opposition, his fiancée stands by him as together they challenge both the authority of family and state to lead their ...
Plot: iraq iran war, war trauma, iraq war, surrealism, politics, women's rights, wealth, religious fanatic, newspaper editor, hijab, injustice, shell shock ...
Place: iran, tehran iran, lebanon, africa
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 6.2
 147
Red Rose (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Iran, Greece
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A politically complacent middle-aged man and a young pro-democracy activist debate about the future of their country while hiding from the police, in this fascinating drama that blends scripted scenes with on-the-ground footage from Iran’s 2009 ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: political unrest, idealism, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics, society, husband wife relationship, violence, extramarital affair, torture, female nudity, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iran, tehran iran
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 6.1
 232K
RoboCop (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, intense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cyborgs, police, robot, androids and robots, distopia, graphic violence, cyberpunk, haunted by the past, superhuman powers, technology, corruption, tough law enforcer ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, china, washington d.c., pentagon ...
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The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Austria, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In an attempt to stem the heroin trade from Iran, a group of narcotics agents working for the UN inject a radioactive compound into a seized shipment of opium, in the hopes that it will lead them to the main heroin distributor in Europe. Along the ...
Plot: spy, opium, gangsters, drug addict, smuggling, drug smuggling, train, yacht, drugs, radioactivity, secret agents, un ...
Place: tehran iran, monte carlo, geneva switzerland, naples italy, iran ...
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A Moment of Innocence (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: 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.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, absurd, contemplative
Plot: muslim, marriage proposal, winter, police officer, autobiography, actor, filmmaking, redemption, politics, dealing with death, haunted by the past, snow ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, tehran iran
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