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, suspense, gloomy, stylized and captivating films and TV shows about / with iranian, society, husband wife relationship, money, islam, flashback, suicide, family relations, artists and showbiz and poverty plots mostly in Drama, History and Thriller genres shot in Iran, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tehran iran: Tehran (2020), Close-Up (1990), Septembers of Shiraz (2015), 6.5 Toman Per Meter (2019), Tehran Taboo (2017), The Mongols (1973), Rhino Season (2012), The Invincible Six (1970), Once Upon a Time, Cinema (1992), Hezar Dastan (1988).

List of movies set in tehran iran

 7.4
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Tehran (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, 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: suspenseful, disturbing, exciting, serious, suspense
Plot: mossad, hacker, secret agents, computer hacker, computer, covert operation, nuclear reactor, terrorist group, crimes, hostage, investigation, criminal ...
Place: iran, tehran iran, israel
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 8.3
 16K
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: realistic, clever, semi serious, avant garde
Plot: hidden identity, uncover truth, cons and scams, fighting the system, legal, filmmaking, reporter, mistaken identity, filmmaker, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tehran iran, 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, suspense
Plot: interrogation, political prisoner, jewish, party, revolution, couples, danger, family relations, crimes, rivalry, society, friendship ...
Time: year 1979
Place: tehran iran
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6.5 Toman Per Meter (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, tense, intense, brutal, suspense ...
Plot: lawyer, suicide attempt, capitalism, death sentence, cheating, smuggler, brutality, iranian, police station, terrorism, drugs, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tehran iran, iran
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 7.1
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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: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: taboo, prostitution, drugs, pregnancy, prison, virginity, women's rights, divorce, one night stand, bureaucracy, roadblock, peeping tom ...
Time: 2010s
Place: tehran iran, iran
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 6.9
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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: television, mongol, invasion, muslim, iranian, insecurity, antique, metaphor, film within a film, antique dealer, cemetery, surrealism ...
Place: iran, tehran iran, persia, eastern europe
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 6.4
 6K
Rhino Season (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Iraq, Turkey
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, stylized, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: kurd, haunted by the past, tragic love, love triangle, life is a bitch, tragic hero, society, love and romance, confined, selflessness, injustice, lovers apart ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, middle east, iran, kurdistan, istanbul turkey ...
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The Invincible Six (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Iran, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the story "The Heroes of Yucca," The Invincible Six features a ragtag group of jewel thieves who become the unofficial guardians of a small Iranian village. When bandits attack the village, looking for the body of their former ...
Plot: police, mosque, treasure, burglar, belly dancing, caper, heist, village, foreigner, motorcycle, museum, jeep ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, tehran iran
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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, witty, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, filmmaker, politics, satire, movie camera, starlet, cinematographer, censorship, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, turn of the century
Place: iran, tehran iran
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 8.7
 1K
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: murder, revenge, death, assassination, anachronism
Place: tehran iran
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 5.8
 150
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: atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: introspection, society, nightlife, lifestyle, social differences, city life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, class differences, mother daughter relationship, one night, social issues, marital infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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 6.9
 91
Sattar Khan (1972)
Genre: Action, Biography, History
Country: Iran
Story: Based on the true story of the Azari war hero, Satar Khan, during the time of the Constitutional Revolution. The story follows Satar and Heidar as they join another hero Bagher Khan.
Plot: revolt, parliament, betrayal, pride, hijab, murder, king, revolution, revisionist history, assassination, royalty
Time: 18th century
Place: tehran iran, iran
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 7.1
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The Raven (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When Mr. Esalat is looking for a topic for his TV show, he notices an advertisement in the newspaper about a missing girl. The picture of the missing girl is very familiar to him and he tries to remember where he saw it before. His wife Asieh is a ...
Plot: lost, funeral, sexless marriage, photograph, nostalgia, old woman, sexual harassment, alcoholic, journey, diary, iranian, film within a film ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: tehran iran, iran
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 6.4
 231
The Dagger (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Banafsheh, a young prostitute who has fled with a man to the seaside in hope of starting a new life has to return to her profession as she learns about the betrayal of her lover. Penniless and emotionally broken, she also has to bear with the taunts ...
Plot: frame up, imprisonment, iranian, falling in love, pimp, urban decay, class differences, marriage, blue collar, lie, revenge, prostitute ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, tehran iran
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 7.4
 475
The Cycle (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ali and his father go from their poor neighborhood in the outskirts of the city to a hospital so that Ali's father can be treated for his sickness. However since they have no money, Ali starts to work for Dr. Sameri who deals in blood.
Plot: poverty, nurse, blood transfusion, medical clinic, controversy, father son relationship, blood, banned, urban setting, treatment, censorship, illness
Place: tehran iran
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 7.1
 360
Mr. Gullible (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of a simple fellow from a small town who travels to Tehran to find a suitable girl for marriage.
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: alcohol, cleavage, iranian, love, innocence lost, dual role, emotional abuse, dowry, love triangle, redemption, poetry, depravity ...
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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When We Are All Sleep (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Chakameh who has lost both her husband and child in a car accident meets a guy who recently been released from prison. While she is under pressure from the lawyers to compromise with the arrested driver, the guy told her his story of why getting ...
Plot: intruder, female assassin, poverty, cell phone, class struggle, newspaper headline, assassination, drug, handshake, criminal, volkswagen, cafe ...
Place: iran, tehran 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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Desert Dancer (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, United Arab Emirates, Romania, Morocco
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inspirational true story of Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian, who risked his life for his dream to become a dancer despite a nationwide dancing ban.
Style: uplifting, serious, suspense, sad, based on true events ...
Plot: dance, dancer's life, human spirit, follow your dream, against the rules, oppression, friendship, emigration, violence, dancing, drug addict, dance studio ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009
Place: iran, middle east, paris france, tehran iran
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Killing Mad Dogs (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Golrokh, an Iranian author, struggles to settle her husband's debts caused by a business partner who left him to bear the consequences.
Plot: debt, dog, air attack, hijab, handgun, husband wife relationship, money, recession, wrongful imprisonment, poverty, female protagonist, carpet ...
Place: tehran iran, iran
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 7.8
 52K
The Salesman (2016)
Genre: Drama
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, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: apartment, attack, rape, surveillance, marriage, death, revenge, hospital, husband wife relationship, lie, investigation, injury ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran, poland, middle east
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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 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: semi serious, touching, humorous, allegory, harsh ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fish, money, new year, family relations, celebration, goldfish, coming of age, friendship, innocence lost, cons and scams, family life, new wave ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, hong kong
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 7.5
 4K
Crimson Gold (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 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, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: motorcycle, pizza delivery, rich and poor, life is a bitch, crimes, resentment, breaking point, pickpocket, depression, injustice, discrimination, taxi driver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, india, italy, tehran iran, pakistan
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 7.5
 2K
The Mirror (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a young Iranian's mother doesn't meet her after school, she tries to negotiate the streets of Tehran by herself.
Style: neorealism, serious, experimental
Plot: filmmaking, urban, city life, new wave, parents and children, chaos and mayhem, human nature, family relations, neo realism, disorder, society, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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The Music Man (2007)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ali is son of a well-off family who plays the santoor (an Iranian instrument) and has earned some reputation through his concerts and teaching music but is rejected by his family because of this profession, which they despise. He falls for one of ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: musician, rise and fall, couple relations, addiction, drug abuse, rehabilitation, society, unfulfillment, tragic hero, music, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: war trauma, iraq war, injustice, politics, wedding, wealth, flashback, women's rights, director cameo, photographer, mental institution, injury ...
Place: tehran iran, iran, lebanon, africa
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Queen of the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: adventurer, bedouin, unfulfilled love, political intrigue, head of state, state affairs, escapades, love and romance, politics, desert, queen, spy ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 1890s, year 1914 ...
Place: persia, middle east, arabia, jordan, ottoman empire ...
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The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Austria, USA
Duration: 80 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: opium, international, heroin, brandy, champagne, secret agent, drug smuggling, smuggling, geiger counter, un, secret agents, yacht ...
Place: monte carlo, tehran iran, iran, naples italy, geneva switzerland ...
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Chicken with Plums (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nasser-Ali, a talented musician, loses the will to live after his wife breaks his beloved violin during an argument. He searches for a replacement, and finding none that sounds quite the same, he vows to die. Eight days later, he does. This is the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, surreal, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: violinist, violin, introspection, unfulfilled love, love affair, musician's life, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, daydreamer, haunted by the past, family life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1958
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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