The 15 Best Iranian Movies of All Time Iranian Cinema is a rich and diverse cinema that has existed since the 1930s amidst oppressive regimes, censorship, and even in the face of exile. The history of film as an art form in Iran dates back to the pioneering days of cinema, Starting with the opening of the first film school in 1925, an Iranian national cinema quickly began to develop. Iranian national cinema has become an engaging, chaotic, soulful, and poignant cinema. This is a list of the 15 essential Iranian films of all time.
1. The House is Black (Forough Farrokhzad, 1963) 2. The Brick and The Mirror [aka Brick and Mirror] (Ebrahim Golestan, 1965) 3. The Cow (Daryush Mehrjui, 1969) 4. Life (Sohrab Shahid-Saless, 1974) 5. The Runner (Amir Naderi, 1985) 6. The Cyclist (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1987) 7. Close Up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990) 8. A Moment of Innocence [aka Bread and Flower Pot] (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1996) 9. Taste of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami, 1997) 10. The Apple (Samira Makhmalbaf, 1998) 11. The Color of Paradise (Majid Majidi, 1999) 12. The Day I Became a Woman (Marzieh Meshkini, 2000) 13. Ten (Abbas Kiarostami, 2002) 14. Turtles Can Fly (Bahman Gobadi, 2004) 15. We curated for you, a list of some of the best, feature films that it introduced to the whole world within the last 50 years.
Or the critically acclaimed “Children of Heaven” by Majid Majidi.