22 Best Movies In Persian

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Find the best Persian-language movies to watch. These movies in Persian are: highly-rated by critics, highly-rated by viewers, and handpicked by our staff.

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Hit the Road (2021)

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8.4

A uniquely mysterious spin on the family vacation movie, with a sobering real-world twist

This Is Not a Film (2011)

best

8.4

An ode to the persistence of artistic freedom amidst repression

A Hero (2021)

8.6

Another complex Iranian drama from the director of A Separation

Cameraperson (2016)

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8.5

Singular, moving, and surprising—a must-see documentary that reflects on craft, memoir, and the quiet roles we play in our own lives and beyond

Fifi Howls from Happiness (2014)

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8.2

The unknown story of "Iran's Picasso" rescued moments away from his death

Children of Heaven (1997)

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8.8

A heartwarming, Oscar-nominated family drama set in 1990s Iran

Where Is the Friend’s House?

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8.5

A child tries to do right by his friend in this moving portrait of life in rural Iran

Midnight Traveler (2019)

7.3

Cellphone-filmed story of two filmmakers and their daughters who become refugees

Born in Evin (2020)

7.5

Born in Iran's worst prison, a filmmaker's quest for truth

Flee (2021)

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8.5

A humanizing look at the refugee crisis
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