Iran–Iraq War

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Iran–Iraq War (1980-1988)

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1. Kilometre Zero (2005)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, War

Set during the Iraq-Iran war in the 80s, the film tells of a tragicomic road trip set in Iraq's Kurdistan.

Director: Hiner Saleem | Stars: Nazmi Kirik, Eyam Ekrem, Belçim Bilgin, Ehmed Qeladizeni

Votes: 418

2. M for Mother (2006)

PG | 113 min | Drama

What appears to be a grand love story turns sour when parents-to-be discover that their unborn child will likely be born with serious birth defects, as a result of the mother's exposure to ... See full summary »

Director: Rasool Mollagholi Poor | Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Hosein Yari, Jamshid Hashempur, Mohammad-Ali Shadman

Votes: 4,140

3. Marriage of the Blessed (1989)

75 min | Crime, Drama, War

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Mahmoud Hatamikia, Roya Nonahali, Ebrahim Abadi, Mohsen Zaehtab

Votes: 395

4. Bashu, the Little Stranger (1989)

120 min | Drama, War

Lost in a foreign part of the country after running away for his life, a little boy whose family have been killed during the war is saved and trained by a middle-aged woman.

Director: Bahram Beizai | Stars: Susan Taslimi, Parviz Poorhosseini, Adnan Afravian, Bashu

Votes: 2,205

5. Duel (II) (2004)

133 min | Action, Drama, War

The story of Zeinal, a man who after 20 years of being a POW, tries to clear up his past.

Director: Ahmad Reza Darvish | Stars: Saeed Rad, Pejman Bazeghi, Parivash Nazarieh, Parviz Parastui

Votes: 1,115

6. Snake's Fang (1990)

105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Reza, the veteran worker of a print house whose sight is adversely affected because of his job, loses his mother. Finding the gloom reigning over the home beyond bearing, he departs to ... See full summary »

Director: Masud Kimiai | Stars: Faramarz Sadighi, Golchehre Sajadieh, Ahmad Najafi, Hassan Rafi'i

Votes: 189

7. The Mission (1983)

103 min | Drama

An Iranian assassin is sent to the United States to kill a former Iranian official who served under the Shah of Iran. The night before the assassination he find out that his target (Mr. ... See full summary »

Director: Parviz Sayyad | Stars: Parviz Sayyad, Mary Apick, Houshang Touzie, Saeed Rajai

Votes: 162

8. From Karkheh to Rhein (1993)

93 min | Drama, War

Saeed who is suffering from injuries that he received in the Iran-Iraq War, is sent to Germany for treatments. In Germany, he meets his sister and her German husband. Saeed and his sister ... See full summary »

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Ali Dehkordi, Homa Rusta, Hans Noiman, Sadeq Safaei

Votes: 2,403

9. Persepolis (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

90 Metascore

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux

Votes: 84,299 | Gross: $4.45M

10. Born Under Libra (2000)

94 min | Drama, War

Daniel who is from the south of Iran is studying in Tehran university. His classmate Mahtab is in love with him and they want to get marry. She tells her mother to tell the father that ... See full summary »

Director: Ahmad Reza Darvish | Stars: Mohammad Reza Forutan, Mitra Hajjar, Mahmud Azizi, Hossein Razi

Votes: 265

11. The Tear of the Cold (2004)

96 min | Drama, War

During the Iran-Iraq war,a soldier and a Kurdish girl come to a new understanding of the notion of animosity despite their supposedly opposite circumstances.

Director: Azizollah Hamidnezhad | Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Nooreddin Goodarzi, Mehrshad Karkhani, Parsa Pirouzfar

Votes: 315

12. The Glass Agency (1998)

114 min | Action, Drama, Romance

The Glass Agency is the story of a war veteran living in post war Iran. It depicts veterans who are suffering from social problems after the war. Society does not understand them and the ... See full summary »

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Reza Kianian, Habib Rezaei, Qhasem Zare

Votes: 5,375

13. Killing Mad Dogs (2001)

135 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

While the post-revolution frenzy is at its peak in Iran, a woman attempts to help her secretive husband out of jail by settling his debts for him on her own.

Director: Bahram Beizai | Stars: Mozhdeh Shamsai, Majid Mozaffari, Reza Kianian, Mitra Hajjar

Votes: 2,083

14. In the Name of the Father (2006)

96 min | Drama, War

This is about a father and his daughter who has been injured from the mines from Iran-Iraq war.

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Mahtab Nasirpour, Golshifteh Farahani, Kambiz Dirbaz

Votes: 1,515

15. Bidari-e Royaha (2010)

Drama, War

Hamid's brother has been missing in action, presumed dead, for twenty-two years. Coming to terms with the loss, Hamid has now moved on and, as custom dictates, married his brother's widow. ... See full summary »

Director: Mohammad Ali Bashe Ahangar | Stars: Hamid Reza Azarang, Habib Dehghan Nasab, Hamid Farokhnezhad, Hengameh Ghaziani

Votes: 84

16. The Scent of Joseph's Shirt (1995)

100 min | Drama, War

Ghafoor is a Taxi Driver whose son is saying to be killed during war but he is refusing to believe it. Although all the evidences proves that his son is dead and everyone believe so, he ... See full summary »

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Niki Karimi, Ali Nassirian, Jafar Dehghan, Shirin Bina

Votes: 1,369

17. Minoo Watch Tower (1996)

82 min | Drama, War

Minoo who is married to Moosa recently, is moving to the new house. But Moosa receive a letter in which he being told to get back to the Minoo Island (a border island between Iran and Iraq)... See full summary »

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Niki Karimi, Ali Mosaffa, Mohamad Reza Sharifinia, Ali Nassirian

Votes: 318

18. The Scout (1989)

80 min | Drama, War

In Iran-Iraq's war, a young scout joins the front-line to help his comrades single-handed.

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Gholamreza Ali Akbari, Ebrahim Hatamikia, Mehrdad Solaymani, Esmail Soltanian

Votes: 237

19. Duet (2006)

15 min | Short

Two Iranian brothers deal in different ways with life in post Gulf War Iran.

Director: Kiarash Anvari | Stars: Kiarash Anvari, Habib, Salar Jahangard, Siavash Mazloumipour

Votes: 5

20. Kimia (1995)

92 min | Drama, War

During the Iran-Iraq war, Reza's wife gives birth, and dies soon afterward. Reza is taken as POW. Shokooh finds Reza's baby and raises her as her own. Many years later, Reza find's his daughter again...

Director: Ahmad Reza Darvish | Stars: Khosro Shakibai, Bita Farahi, Reza Kianian, Nader Rajabpoor

Votes: 221

21. The Immigrant (1990)

95 min | Drama, War

A man who controls small airplanes to detect Iraq's front line, is put in danger not being able to return.

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Seyed Ali Reza Khatami, Seyed Ebrahim Asgharzadeh, Ali Reza Heydari, Asghar Naghizadeh

Votes: 256

22. The Red Ribbon (1999)

110 min | Drama, War

A man and a woman fight over the rights to a property.

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Azita Hajian, Reza Kianian, Parviz Parastui

Votes: 995

23. The Third Day (2007)

99 min | Action, Drama, Romance

During the Iran-Iraq War, a disabled young woman is taken captive by Iraqi Baathist forces in Khuzestan Province (in Southern Iran). Her brother, along with his fellow combatants, tries to free his sister from the clutches of the enemy.

Director: Mohammad Hossein Latifi | Stars: Pouria Poursorkh, Baran Kosari, Borzou Arjmand, Hamed Behdad

Votes: 845

24. House of Saddam (2008)

TV-MA | 232 min | Biography, Drama, History

A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.

Stars: Igal Naor, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Makram Khoury, Philip Arditti

Votes: 3,671

25. Blackboards (2000)

88 min | Drama, War

64 Metascore

Itinerant Kurdish teachers, carrying blackboards on their backs, look for students in the hills and villages of Iran, near the Iraqi border during the Iran-Iraq war. Said falls in with a ... See full summary »

Director: Samira Makhmalbaf | Stars: Said Mohamadi, Behnaz Jafari, Bahman Ghobadi, Mohamad Karim Rahmati

Votes: 2,397 | Gross: $0.00M

26. Deportees (2007)

107 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

The movie is the story of a gang of men who decide to participate in Iran-Iraq war, also known as First Gulf War, which lasted from September 1980 to August 1988. the main character, Suzuki... See full summary »

Director: Masoud Dehnamaki | Stars: Akbar Abdi, Abdolreza Akbari, Arzhang Amirfazli, Sepand Amirsoleimani

Votes: 2,621

27. Deportees 2 (2009)

114 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

In this sequel the deportees are now captured by the Iraqis and are living in a camp. On the other hand their families who are going to Mashad are imprisoned when their airplane is hijacked... See full summary »

Director: Masoud Dehnamaki | Stars: Akbar Abdi, Arzhang Amirfazli, Sepand Amirsoleimani, Daryoush Anbarestani

Votes: 2,707

28. Mist (I) (2012)

33 min | Short, Biography, Family

Mist is an emotional journey through the mind of a young Iranian refugee who is  entangled in a psychotic web of sounds and images of her memories and dreams. Trying to push away the ... See full summary »

Director: Parisa Yousef Doust | Stars: Bahareh Berzuee, Roham Fayazi

30. Leily Is with Me (1996)

95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

During the war with Iraq, an absurd set of events has an Iranian documentary cinematographer seemingly unable to get out of a dangerous project documenting the war.

Director: Kamal Tabrizi | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Mahmud Azizi, Shohreh Lorestani, Sahereh Matin

Votes: 3,652

32. Kani-manga (1988)

115 min | Action, War

The story of an Iraqi pilot whose plane being shot by Iranian army during war, but he saved by Parachute landing on Kani-manga Mountains in Kurdistan. Two groups are after capturing him, ... See full summary »

Director: Seifollah Dad | Stars: Faramarz Gharibian, Ali Sabet, Abdolreza Akbari, Kazem Afrandnia

Votes: 68

33. Spring (1986)

86 min | Drama, Family, War

During Iran-Iraqi war Hamed who has missed his parents in an air raid on his city Bostan is taken to the north to a war refugee's camp. An old man who his work is guarding the jungle take ... See full summary »

Director: Abolfazl Jalili | Stars: Mehdi Asadi, Maryam Ashrafi, Mohsen Mossavi, Fatemeh Naghavi

Votes: 18

36. Che (2014)

125 min | Biography, War

An overview of the two-day doctor Mostafa Chamran life (commander of the Iran-Iraq War, who was educated in America and was expert in guerrilla warfare) this film about Defense for peace in the Paveh (city in Iran).

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Fariborz Arabnia, Saeed Rad, Merila Zare'i, Babak Hamidian

Votes: 1,665

38. Heeva (1999)

110 min | Drama, War

Heeva Akbari after 15 years of the disappearance of her husband Hamid in the war decides to visit the old house she was living there by her husband. Amir Karami who is the ambassador of ... See full summary »

Director: Rasool Mollagholi Poor | Stars: Jamshid Hashempur, Golchehre Sajadieh, Atila Pesiani, Farhad Ghaemian

Votes: 94

39. Thirteen 59 (2011)

90 min | Drama, War

What if you lived by the sea, and one day you stopped hearing the sound of the waves? What would you do then? That's the question posed by Saman Salur in 'Thirteen 59', an introspective ... See full summary »

Director: Saman Salur | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Jamshid Mashayekhi, Saber Abar, Farhad Aslani

Votes: 311

43. The Face of the Ash (2014)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

During the Iraqi-Iranian war, which started in 1980 and lasted for eight years, a Muslim family in a Kurdish village received from the government the corpse of their son, who had been ... See full summary »

Director: Shakhwan Idrees | Stars: Taha Aghajan, Naser Hasan

Votes: 23

44. Land of the Heroes (2011)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Drama

Iraq, 1988. A land devastated by war (Iraq-Iran conflict). Dilleer (10) and his sister Zienee want to watch cartoons on television, but that becomes more difficult than expected when bully Malo comes along.

Director: Sahim Omar Kalifa | Stars: Ahmed Nisret, Zana Gandi, Adla Bapir, Naima Abdo

Votes: 80

45. Marooned in Iraq (2002)

100 min | Drama, War

86 Metascore

During the war between Iran and Iraq, a group of Iranian Kurd musicians set off on an almost impossible mission. They will try to find Hanareh, a singer with a magic voice who crossed the ... See full summary »

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Shahab Ebrahimi, Faegh Mohamadi, Allah-Morad Rashtian, Rojan Hosseini

Votes: 1,314 | Gross: $0.14M