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19 Best Persian Movies to Watch

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Popular + Persian

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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A Hero (2021)
8.6

Another complex Iranian drama from the director of A Separation

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Close-Up (1990)
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9.0

An ingenious docufiction classic and a passionate examination of storytelling and cinema

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Flee (2021)
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8.5

A humanizing look at the refugee crisis

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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

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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

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Fifi Howls from Happiness (2014)
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8.2

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

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Persepolis (2007)
8.0

A free spirit comes of age in war-torn Iran

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Midnight Traveler (2019)
7.3

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

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Born in Evin (2020)
7.5

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

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A Man Called Ove (2015)
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9.0

A charming Swedish rendition of the quintessential grumpy-old-man-turns-into-loveable-neighbor tear-jerker trope

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The Salesman (2016)
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9.1

Another fascinating look at family dynamics in Iran from the director of A Separation

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