Iraq (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Rhino Season (2012)

88 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.5
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66 Metascore

Kurdish-Iranian poet Sahel has just been released from a thirty-year prison sentence in Iran. Now the one thing keeping him going is the thought of finding his wife, who thinks him dead for over twenty years.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Monica Bellucci, Yilmaz Erdogan, Caner Cindoruk

Votes: 5,750

2. My Sweet Pepper Land (2013)

100 min | Drama

7.0
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Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, is now sheriff in Erbil, the capital city. No longer feeling useful in this society now at peace, he thinks about quitting the police force, but ... See full summary »

Director: Hiner Saleem | Stars: Korkmaz Arslan, Golshifteh Farahani, Suat Usta, Mir Murad Bedirxan

Votes: 2,003

3. The Journey (I) (2017)

82 min | Drama, Thriller

4.9
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As Sara stands on the cusp of committing an unthinkable act, an unforeseen and awkward encounter gives her the opportunity to witness the potential consequences of her destructive action. But is this a second chance or an admission of guilt?

Director: Mohamed Al Daradji | Stars: Bennet De Brabandere, Zahraa Ghandour, Ameer Jabarah, Michel Kandinsky

Votes: 162

4. Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) (2015)

334 min | Documentary

8.2
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Chronicles of everyday life in Iraq before and after the U.S. invasion.

Director: Abbas Fahdel

Votes: 403

5. Peykary Dll (The Heart Sculpture) (2019)

Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.6
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A love story between a poor boy and a rich girl.

Director: Shwan Attoof | Stars: Narin Alan, Reshan Hemo, Halwest Muhammad, Nzar Salami

Votes: 251

6. Hondros (2017)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, War

7.5
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68 Metascore

HONDROS follows the life and career of famous war photographer Chris Hondros by exploring the poignant and often surprising stories behind this award-winning photojournalist's best-known ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Campbell | Stars: Pancho Bernasconi, Greg Campbell, Chris Hondros, Justin Merriman

Votes: 339

7. Haifa Street (2019)

79 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.4
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2006, Baghdad is ravaged by sectarian violence. Haifa Street is the epicenter of the conflict. Ahmed gets dropped off there by a taxi on his way to his beloved Suad's home to ask for her ... See full summary »

Director: Mohanad Hayal | Stars: Asaad Abdul Majeed, Iman Abdulhasan, Redhab Ahmad, Ali Karkhi

Votes: 43

8. Curse of Mesopotamia (2015)

91 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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Five strangers, one nightmare, Hell reincarnated. Curse of Mesopotamia is the first english language genre film coming out of the Middle East. Starring a diverse international cast, it is based on the Newroz legend.

Director: Lauand Omar | Stars: Melissa Mars, Terrell Carter, Karim Saidi, Kaoutar Boudarraja

Votes: 178

9. Son of Babylon (2009)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

7.3
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A willful young boy follows his just as obstinate grandmother in a journey across Iraq, determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed's father, who never returned from war.

Director: Mohamed Al Daradji | Stars: Shazada Hussein, Yasser Talib, Bashir Al Majid, Salih Abdul Rahman Farhad

Votes: 1,068

10. Al-mas' Ala Al-Kubra (1983)

170 min | Drama, War

5.7
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This movie is about the 1920 revolution in Iraq against the English occupation.

Director: Mohamed Shukri Jameel | Stars: Oliver Reed, Ghazi Al-Takritee, James Bolam, Yousef al-Any

Votes: 378

11. Black Crow (2015)

6 min | Documentary, Short, Biography | Completed

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Crows, memories, emotions and minimal colours; Baghdad-based artist, Zahraa Al-Baghdadi, guides us through her process, her family line, and which things matter most to her in work and life.

Director: Yad Deen | Star: Zahraa Al-Baghdadi

12. A Flag Without a Country (2015)

97 min | Documentary

7.0
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A documentary about Kurds, middle-east war and "Kurdistan", a nation with about 45m population and still without a country.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Nariman Anwar, Helly Luv

Votes: 148

13. Long Days (1980)

150 min | Action, Drama, History

5.2
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In 1959 underground revolutionaries try to assassinate Prime Minister Abd al-Karim Kassem in Baghdad. News reports claim they have failed, and at first the revolutionaries lay low, but as ... See full summary »

Directors: Tewfik Saleh, Terence Young | Stars: Saddam Kamel, Nada Siham, Mohsin al-Azzawi, Ibrahim Jalai

Votes: 60

14. Al Qadisiyya (1981)

145 min | History

5.8
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The movie is about the four days battle of qadisiyya between the Arab army under the command of Saad and the Persian army Andre the command of Rustum in the year 640 AD in Iraq

Director: Salah Abouseif | Stars: Suad Husni, Ezzat El Alaili, Shetha Salim, Laila Taher

Votes: 64

15. Behind the Clouds: Salute to Peshmerga (2016)

89 min | Action

6.7
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Director: Hassan Ali | Star: Leonie Zeumer

Votes: 11

16. Iraqifilm (2017)

25 min | Short, Drama

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A young Man returns to Iraq after more than 15 years of exile, and then up to the house where he spent his childhood and adolescence to meditate with everything in the house, and then enter... See full summary »

Director: Mounir Salah | Stars: Karar A.mahdi, Atheer Najm, Mohanad Sataar

17. Jani gal (2007)

100 min | Drama, History

7.2
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Setting: Sulaymaniah, Iraqi Kurdistan, in the 1940s. When his wife Kaleh goes into labor, her husband Jwamer runs to get the midwife. By ill luck, he runs into the middle of a political ... See full summary »

Director: Jamil Rostami | Stars: Nezar Selami, Rinas Voria, Abdol Hama Javan, Jian Ebrahim

Votes: 84

18. Mardan (2014)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

6.0
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Mardan is a police officer who one day meets Leila, whose husband has disappeared. Mardan takes it on himself to solve the mystery.

Director: Batin Ghobadi | Stars: Hussein Hassan Ali, Helly Luv, Feyyaz Duman, Ismail Zagros

Votes: 149

19. Jiyan (2002)

102 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Five years following the infamous chemical and biological bombing of Halabja, Diyari, a Kurdish/ American good Samaritan, returns to his homeland to build an orphanage in what is left of ... See full summary »

Director: Jano Rosebiani | Stars: Kurdo Galali, Pirshang Berzinji, Choman Hawrami, Enwer Shexani

Votes: 104

20. Hawa Baghdad (2019– )

Drama

6.9
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The Show is telling a real romantic love story between the protagonists, as they struggled to reach to each other. In each episode, a separate romantic dramatic tale gathers Shams and Amir in Baghdad's magical atmosphere.

Stars: Zahra Habib, Eser West, Sami Kaftan, Saad Khalifa

Votes: 7

21. Frontline: Mosul (2017)

6 min | Documentary | Completed

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Our virtual reality cameras put you on the front line of combat in Mosul, the last ISIS stronghold in Iraq, as the future of Iraq - and the fate of ISIS - is determined. Brought to you by Peter Berg's Film 45 and 44 Blue Productions.

Director: Rawand Khalid Saeed

22. I Want to Live (2015)

106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

6.2
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I Want to Live is a documentary on the lives of Kurdish Refugees from Syria, living in refugee camps in Kurdistan. Shot on location, it is set against the Syrian civil war and the ISIS (... See full summary »

Director: Karzan Kardozi

Votes: 2,325

23. Dawn of the World (2008)

95 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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The Mesopotamian Marshes, at the delta of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, in the south of Iraq. This is where Mastour and Zahra grow up. Shortly after their marriage, Mastour and Zahra are... See full synopsis »

Director: Abbas Fahdel | Stars: Karim Saleh, Hafsia Herzi, Hiam Abbass, Sayed Ragab

Votes: 212

24. Reseba: The Dark Wind (2016)

92 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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Radical Islamist militants attack a village in Iraq where a young Yazidi love couple prepares for marriage. From that moment onwards their lives are turned into a nightmare.

Director: Hussein Hassan Ali | Stars: Rekish Shahbaz, Dimen Zandi, Adil Abdolrahman, Meryem Boobani

Votes: 70

25. Life on the Border (2015)

73 min | Documentary, War

6.4
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A documentary made by eight children from Kobani and Shengal in refugee camps on the border of Syria and Iraq, who recorded their own life experiences and stories in the wake of brutal attacks by ISIS.

Directors: Mahmod Ahmad, Ronahi Ezaddin, Sami Hossein, Delovan Kekha, Hazem Khodeideh, Diar Omar, Zohour Saeid, Basmeh Soleiman, Nemati Shaho, Mohammad Towrivarian

Votes: 41

26. The Dance of the Horses (2015)

82 min | Drama, Romance, War

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The film is based on a true story. It talks about the end of War and defeat of forces and the relation between Kurds and Arabs by the end of 1991,

Director: Sardar Khalil | Stars: Sarbast Ahmed, Kamal Ali, Omer Dilpak, Solin Jihad Dilpak

27. Inside IS: Ten days in the Islamic State (2016)

51 min | Documentary

6.2
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German journalist Jürgen Todenhöfer uses this unique opportunity to expose ISIS' apocalyptic vision for the world and to document everyday life in the cities it controls. He finds a ... See full summary »

Director: Matías Basso | Star: Jürgen Todenhöfer

Votes: 40

28. Iraqi Odyssey (2014)

Not Rated | 162 min | Documentary

7.5
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60 Metascore

Tracing the emigrations of his family over more than half a century, this riveting 3D documentary epic from acclaimed expatriate Iraqi filmmaker Samir pays moving homage to the frustrated ... See full summary »

Director: Samir

Votes: 155

29. Dreams (2006)

110 min | Drama

5.7
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Scarred Baghdad 2003... confusion, uncertainty and death engulf the bombed ruins of a Psychiatric asylum. Voyeuristically we move between the past and the present of three Iraqi lives ... See full summary »

Director: Mohamed Al Daradji | Stars: Aseel Adel, Bashir Al Majid, Mohamed Hashim, Talib Al-Furati

Votes: 205

30. Kick Off (2009)

81 min | Drama

6.8
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Inside a beat up stadium in Kirkuk, Iraq, live many refugees trying to escape Sadam Hussein's administration. Asu lives with his younger brother who has lost his legs from a landmine. Next ... See full summary »

Director: Shawkat Amin Korki | Stars: Atug Asu, Shwan Attoof, Hamed Diyar, Hamajaga Hilin

Votes: 79

31. Musa in Kobane (2017)

Documentary

7.5
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Is about the tragedies in the kobani during and after the war against ISIS from the main character Of the film " musa the sniper " himself narrating about all the events respecting the ... See full summary »

Director: Bashdar Hazhar | Star: Musa

Votes: 16

32. The Princess and the River (1982)

Animation, Family, Adventure

5.4
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A story of a dying king telling his three daughters that one of them must take the throne, but each king (or queen) must complete tasks given by the moon priestess, and they have to ... See full summary »

Director: Faisal Al-Yassiri

Votes: 41

33. Eve (VII) (2017)

Thriller

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Director: Ahmed Jaf | Stars: Bernard Bullen, Oday Rasheed, Lisa Ronaghan

34. Path of Maryam (2016)

76 min | Drama

7.8
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Film about a father who takes his 8 years old daughter from Basrah to Karbala searching a cure for cancer

Director: Atia Jbara Al-Darraji | Stars: Asaad Abdul Majeed, Mohammad Atia, Shahad Atia, Fuad Hanoun

Votes: 50

35. Cut: Exposing FGM Worldwide (2017)

86 min | Documentary

7.4
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Taking more than six years to complete, The Cut is a feature-length documentary that conclusively proves that female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM) can be found as a native practice on... See full summary »

Director: John Chua | Stars: Fiona Hardingham, Omri Rose

Votes: 9

36. Slow Death (2013)

4 min | Short, Fantasy, Mystery

6.4
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When you hear death saying "I'm coming," you realise that it will. The film looks at the "box of trouble" that can be found in every house in this world.

Director: Malik Maliki | Stars: Mohamed Gohary, Ameer Maliki, Ali Razak, Ramy Shamri

Votes: 34

37. Doz (2012)

Drama

5.7
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Director: Viyan Mayi | Stars: Diyar Dersem, Fekri Baroshi

Votes: 12

38. Highway to Hell: The Battle of Mosul (2017)

42 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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Across three trips to the front-line beginning in October 2016, and under the echoes of snipers and shells, two film-makers tell the story of the Iraqi assault on Mosul: 'the biggest battle... See full summary »

Director: Matt Brown | Stars: Matt Brown, David Kilcullen, David Petraeus

Votes: 14

39. Whisper with the Wind (2009)

88 min | Drama

7.0
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An elderly radio-operator travels across Kurdestan in the war-torn 80s assuring communication between lost families.

Director: Shahram Alidi | Stars: Omer Chawshin, Maryam Boubani, Fakher Mohammad Barzani, Bistoun Ali Ghader

Votes: 161

40. Shirin (II) (2012)

94 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.7
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A boy from kurdistan living in france coming back to visit his childhood village, there to meet a girl studying french language at university of salahadin , the cultural conflict, a young innocent romance , leading to loads of problems.

Director: Hassan-Ali Mahmoud | Stars: Shwan Attoof, Rim Laredj, Bayan Osman

Votes: 31

41. Taste of Life (2016)

7 min | Short, Drama, Family

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In the aftermath of a tragedy a grieving mother visits the site where her son was killed. There she encounters the young boy's restless spirit, unable to make sense of his surroundings. ... See full summary »

Director: Meedo Ali | Star: Ahmed Majed

42. Qandil Mountains (2010)

94 min | Drama

7.3
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Director: Taha Karimi | Stars: Aynadin Mariwany, Ghotbeddin Sadeghi

Votes: 22

43. Shouted from the Rooftops (2017)

7 min | Short, Drama, Romance

5.3
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A romantic story set in the heart of a war-torn Kurdish town. When Sherin leaves to fight, her anguished lover Ferhat stays behind awaiting her return.

Director: Beri Shalmashi | Stars: Gonca Karasu, Nawroz Sinjari, Ismail Zagros

Votes: 7

44. One Shot (III) (2011)

8 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

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The film talks about suicide, a man of the lives of boredom or any other reason, such as repeating or anything or because he thought he does not need to live or does not have a reason to live in but always have reasons to live.

Director: Hawre Bahjat | Stars: Mohammed A. Artishi, Sheviar Masoud Arif

45. Mala Minê (2019– )

Comedy

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Stars: Selim Akgül, Sabahattin Ozan Aslan, Gulbîn Bozan, Murat Demir

46. 1001 Apples (2013)

74 min | Documentary

7.8
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In 1988 the Iraqi Ba'ath party murdered and buried 182,000 Kurds in 350 mass graves. Only 10 people managed to escape. Faraj climbed out from amongst the dead and was taken to the USA by '... See full summary »

Director: Taha Karimi

Votes: 22

47. Kurd Idol (2017– )

Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

7.8
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Kurd Idol is a singing competition program based in Sulaymaniyah-Kurdistan.

Stars: Nizamettin Ariç, Kani, Adnan Karim

Votes: 35

48. Cry of the Sky (2018)

85 min | History

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Cry of the Sky is loosely about events that led to the collapse of the first Kurdish revolution of 1961 and the chaotic recovery of the resistance movement during the second half of the ... See full summary »

Director: Shahram Qadir | Stars: Razhan Aziz, Kardina Hamid, Raber Ibrahim, Sariyeh Kayhanpoor

49. Birds of Paradise

Drama | Announced

An eccentric woman's lone crusade to save Baghdad's street children from becoming suicide bombers.

50. Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra (2012)

108 min | Documentary, Family, History

6.2
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From the land of Mesopotamia, where the first musical notes and instruments emerged, comes Middle East's oldest Symphony Orchestra tragic story, a story of musical survivors. The Iraqi ... See full summary »

Director: Firas Sameer

Votes: 9


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