Best award winning movies with distinctive directing from Iran

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with distinctive directing from Iran! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with distinctive directing from Iran, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Law of Tehran (2019)

Samad is nobody’s fool. The narcotics officer has seen his share of a drug dealer’s lies and games, and his patience has come to run thin. While searching for the infamous drug baron Nasser Khakzad, he and his colleague Hamid scour the streets of Tehran, turning an overcrowded prison on its head. With his rough and dubious approach, Samad finally manages to find the criminal’s whereabouts – but things do not quite go according to plan...

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2019-03-17 | Action / Crime

Cast

Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzade

Rating

rating icon 7.167
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    perfectly suited cast
  2. Ranked #2 for
    character stuck in a rut
  3. Ranked #3 for
    well-organized plot

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2 180 Degree Rule (2020)

A school teacher from Tehran is preparing to attend a wedding in northern Iran. When her husband suddenly forbids her to go, she makes a choice that will place her on a painful path to atonement.

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2020-09-14 | Drama

Cast

Sahar Dolatshahi, Pejman Jamshidi

Rating

rating icon 0.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #3 for
    underwritten part
  2. Ranked #4 for
    rewatchable
  3. Ranked #6 for
    very good

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3 Hit the Road (2021)

A chaotic family is on a road trip across a rugged landscape. In the back seat, Dad has a broken leg, Mom tries to laugh when she's not holding back tears, and the youngest keeps exploding into car karaoke. Only the older brother is quiet.

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2021-10-29 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Hasan Ma'juni, Pantea Panahiha

Rating

rating icon 6.943
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    respite
  2. Ranked #1 for
    absolute gem
  3. Ranked #1 for
    picturesque

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4 Certified Copy (2010)

In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged English writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano.

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2010-05-18 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Juliette Binoche, William Shimell

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #100 for
    flirtatious
  2. Ranked #177 for
    travelogue
  3. Ranked #187 for
    confusing

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5 There Is No Evil (2020)

Every country that enforces the death penalty needs people to kill other people. Four men are put in front of an unthinkable but simple choice. Whatever they decide, it will directly or indirectly corrode them selves, their relationships, and their entire lives.

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2020-10-22 | Drama

Cast

Mahtab Servati, Shaghayegh Shourian

Rating

rating icon 7.496
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    true work of art
  2. Ranked #2 for
    huge compliment
  3. Ranked #2 for
    loosely connected plot

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6 No Bears (2022)

Iranian director Jafar Panahi, who has been barred from leaving the country, arrives at a village on the Iran-Turkey border to supervise a film based on a real-life couple seeking passports to Europe being shot in Turkey, but both his stay and the production run into trouble.

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2022-10-06 | Drama

Cast

Jafar Panahi, Naser Hashemi

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    adaptive
  2. Ranked #1 for
    parallel story
  3. Ranked #1 for
    unhappy ending

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7 Iron Island (2005)

Squatters live on a mothballed oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. The children attend a school on board; men harvest scrap metal and old oil in the hull; women keep house and raise children and Captain Nemat runs it all with an iron hand. We follow a lad who rescues fish trapped in the hull, an old man who stares at the sun, the idealistic teacher, and Ahmad, the Captain's assistant who has fallen in love with a young woman whose father wants to marry her to someone of means. What future has this sinking city?

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2005-10-05 | Drama

Cast

Ali Nasirian, Hossein Farzi-Zadeh

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #85 for
    cautionary tale
  2. Ranked #202 for
    neo-realism
  3. Ranked #272 for
    rootless character

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8 Through the Olive Trees (1994)

Complications arise in a director's attempt to film a scene in Life, and Nothing more... (1992).

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1994-02-01 | Drama

Cast

Mohammadali Keshavarz, Farhad Kheradmand

Rating

rating icon 7.399
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #72 for
    self-referential
  2. Ranked #76 for
    neo-realism
  3. Ranked #93 for
    ad lib

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9 A Separation (2011)

A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.

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2011-02-15 | Drama

Cast

Leila Hatami, Payman Maadi

Rating

rating icon 7.897
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #45 for
    with marital problems
  2. Ranked #46 for
    masterpiece
  3. Ranked #94 for
    exceptional

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10 Closed Curtain (2013)

A man, his dog, a young woman and a filmmaker in a house by the Caspian Sea. All three are wanted, but they are also in search of each other. Thus begins an absurd game in which reality and fiction merge.

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2013-02-12 | Drama

Cast

Jafar Panahi, Hadi Saeedi

Rating

rating icon 6.824
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #72 for
    opaque
  2. Ranked #106 for
    lowbrow
  3. Ranked #255 for
    churlish

Trailer

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