The 15 Best Iranian Movies of All Time Iranian Cinema is a rich and diverse cinema that has been in existence 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 when the first movie theatre opened in Tehran in 1904. The film was less than ten years old at the time and many Iranians flocked to cinemas to watch these primitive masterpieces.
it would be another 25 years before Iran would develop its own national cinema, a cinema of morality, humanity, abandonment, and integrity.
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. Still 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. If you have a taste for deep dives into the cinematic and artistic history of one of the Middle East’s most vibrantly creative atmospheres, you will enjoy this three-part journey.started with the first 11 Iranian films out of 33 that you conspicuously should consider watching