1.The Salesman (2016)
The Salesman is written and directed by Asghar Farhadi. This is the seventh long movie by this well-known Iranian director. Rana and Emad are a young couple who are performing Arthur Miller’s play “Death of a Salesman” on stage. They leave their house because it is subsiding. Then at their friend’s insistence, they move to a house where an infamous woman named “Ahoo” used to live. First everything went ok until something happened that made a big uncontrollable crisis. The Salesman was Iran’s Oscar representative in 2017. After the movie was released, it went on the best-selling movie of all time.
·Premiered in competition in the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and won two awards for the best Screenplay for Asghar Farhadi and the best Actor for Shahab Hosseini.
·Won the audience award for the best international film in the World Cinema Amsterdam, 2016.
·Won the best foreign-language film at the Oscars, 2017.
·Won the Young Jury Award of the 61st edition of the Valladolid International Film Festival (Seminci), which was held in the Spanish city from October 22 to 29.
·Won the best international film at the Munich Film Festival 2016.
This movie that was directed by Asghar Farhadi and won the best foreign-language film at the Oscars, 2012. This movie has achieved more than 52 world prizes. Guardian has called this movie one of the best recent movies.
·Won the Crystal Simorgh in the 2011 Fajr Film Festival for the Best Director, the Best Sound Recording (Asghar Farhadi), the Best Cinematography, the Best Supporting Actor (Shahab Hosseini) as well as the Audience Award.
·Won the prize for the Best Movie, Director, Screenplay as well as the Best Supporting Actor in the big celebrity of Iranian cinema 2012.
·And tens of other prizes in the international festivals such as Oscar
3.About Elly (2009)
It is a film directed by Asghar Farhadi in 2009. Farhadi followed realism in this movie and created a new way in the Iranian Cinema.
·Won Silver Berlin Bear for Best Director 2009
·Won Best Feature Film at Tribeca Film Festival 2009
·Won Reader Jury of the "Standard" Vienna International Film Festival 2009
·Won the Audience award in Fajr Festival in 2009
4.So Close, So Far (2005)
It is a film directed by Reza Mir Karimi. All the events in the film are based on the details and everything goes on together. In fact, this movie manifests an experience of life and follows the experience of feeling and touch.
·Won the Crystal Simorgh for the Best Movie at Fajr Fil Festival (Iranian Cinema) 2005
·Won the Crystal Simorgh for the Best Cinematography at Fajr Fil Festival (Iranian Cinema) 2005
Baran is a movie directed by Majid Majidi in 2001. It is an almost silent movie that is set during recent times in which there are a large number of Afghan refugees living on the outskirts of Tehran. The pop in Germany asked everyone to watch this movie through a message because it shows all God beauty.
·Won 2001 Grand Prix of the Americas Award for Best Film at the Montreal World Film Festival
·Won the Freedom of Expression Award from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures 2001
·Won the Crystal Simorgh for the Best Movie at Fajr Film Festival 2001
6.Smell of Camphor, Scent of Jasmine (2000)
It is a movie written and directed by Bahman Farmanara that was produced in 2000. This movie is about an old director that has not made a film for twenty years but the Japanese broadcasting offers him to make a movie about his own funeral.
·Won the Crystal Simorgh for the best screenplay at International Fajr Film Festival 2000
·Won the Audience Award at the Iranian movie's festival at the Chicago Film Center- the eleventh round
· Won NETPAC Award at Berlin Film Festival – fifty-one
·Won the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) – at Istanbul Film Festival – the twentieth round
7.Taste of Cherry (1997)
It is a minimalist Iranian movie by Abbas Kiarostami that was produced in 1997. This movie is about a man who drives through a city suburb looking for someone who can carry out the task of burying him after he commits suicide. It was awarded the Palme d'Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival which is one of the most significant awards of the Iranian Cinema of all time.
·Won Palme d'Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival
·Won the award for the Best Foreign Movie from the Boston Society of Film Critics 1997
·Won the Critics' Choice Movie Award 1998
·Won the Special Award at International Istanbul Film Festival 1999
8.The Glass Agency (1998)
It is a movie directed by Ibrahim Hatamikia. According to an opinion poll, The Glass Agency is one of the best movies after the Islamic Revolution in 1978. The story of the movie is about a Basiji militant who tries to cure his Basiji friend but the authorities try to stop him.
·Won the Crystal Simorgh for the Best Movie at Fajr Film Festival 1998
·Won the Crystal Simorgh for the Best Screenplay at Fajr Film Festival 1998
·Won the Crystal Simorgh for the Best Director at Fajr Film Festival 1998
9.The Color of Paradise (1999)
It is the fourth long movie by Majid Majidi. Stephen Helden wrote about the movie in New York Times on 25th September: this movie highly manifests a religious message, but gives us a deep experience of thinking about the natural world as well.
·Won the Critics' Choice Movie Award at Uruguay Film Festival 2002
·Won the Best Actor in a Leading Role at Cinemanila International Film Festival 2000
·Won the Great Award and the Audience Award at Valensin Film Festival 2000
·Won the Critics' Choice Movie Award in San Diego 2000
·Won the Jury Grand Prix at Gijón International Film Festival 1999
·Won the Great Award at Montreal World Film Festival 1999
10.Children of Heaven (1997)
It is a movie directed by Majid Majidi. This movie was acknowledged by many critics and the society; the western society also could get Majid Majidi to know by watching this movie. The Children of Heaven narrates the story of a brother and a sister who share a pair of shoes.
·Won the Audience Award at Warsaw International Film Festival 1999
·Won the award for the Best Foreign Movie at Newport International Film Festival 1998
·Won the Silver Screen Award at Singapore International Film Festival awards 1998
·Won the Crystal Simorgh for the Best Movie at Fajr Film Festival 1997
·Won Lucas - International Festival of Films for Children and Youth 1997
·Won the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) at Montreal World Film Festival 1997
11.Blue Scarf (1994)
This is the fifth movie by Rakhshan Bani Etemad. This film narrates the life of “Rasoul Rahmani”, the owner of tomato farm next to which a factory is located. He lost his wife years ago and lives alone. “Nobar Kordani” is a woman who leads her family and needs to work. She and some other women will be chosen to work in the farm of Rahmani and….
·Won the Bronze Panther Award for the best movie at the forty-eighth Locarno International Film Festival, 1995
·Won the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) for the best movie at the thirty-sixth Thessaloniki International Film Festival 1995
·Won the Jury Grand Prix at the twenty-seventh International Film Festival of India 1995
·Won the Crystal Simorgh for the best screenplay at the thirteenth Fajr Film Festival 1994
12.From Karkheh to Rhein (Az Karkheh ta Rhein) 1992
Az Karkheh ta Rhein is written and directed by Ibrahim Hatamikia. This movie shows the destiny the victims of the suspected chemical weapons attack in the war between Iran and Iraq. The undiminishing music of this movie a masterpiece by Majid Entezami.
·Won the Crystal Simorgh for the Best Movie at Fajr Film Festival 1992
·Won the Crystal Simorgh for the Best Makeup at Fajr Film Festival 1992
It is a social and surreal movie that is directed by Dariush Mehrjoyi. This movie shows the troubles of the intellectual young people after the Islamic revolution. It manifests the idealization of the young people because of their interest in the world, beauty and so on.
·Won five Crystal Simorghs for the Best Director, Screenplay, Cinematography, Actor in a leading role and montage at Fajr Film Festival 1992
·Won the Jury Grand Prix for the best movie at Fajr Film Festival 1992
·Won the Bronze Award at the twenty-fourth Huston World Film festival in America 1991
Mother is a movie directed by Ali Hatami which tells a simple deep story. The story is about a mother who knows that will soon die and wants to gather her children together so that she can be with them during the last seconds of her life then do whatever she can to make them closer together.
·Won the Crystal Simorgh for the Best Actress in a leading role and the Best Supporting Actor at Farj Film Festival 1991
·Won the Crystal Simorgh for the Best Makeup at Farj Film Festival 1991
15.Where Is the Friend's Home? (1987)
It is a 1987 Iranian film directed and written by Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami. The title of the film was derived from a poem by Sohrab Sepehri. It is considered the first film in Kiarostami's Koker trilogy, followed by Life, and Nothing More... and Through the Olive Trees, all of which take place in Koker, Iran. The film is among the top ten in the BFI list of the 50 films you should see by the age of 14.
·Won the Jury Grand Prix and the Golden Banner for the Best Director at Fajr Film Festival 1987
·Won the International Confederation of Art Cinemas Award, the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) as well as the Association of Film Critics’ Award at Locarno International Film festival 1989
·Won the Jury Grand Prix and the Golden Banner for the Best Director at Fajr Film Festival 1989
·Won the Bronze Gryphon and the Royal Gold Medal at Giffoni Film Festival 1990
·Won The Silver Chalice and the Special Award and the Special Award at Rimini Film Festival 1990
·Won the Best Film Award at Belgium Royal film festival 1990
·Won the Best Film Award at Rome Film Festival 1995
16.The Cow (1969)
It is a movie directed by Dariush Mehrjouti and is one of the movies of the novel wave in the Iranian Cinema. The Cow is one of the first Iranian movies that were so much acknowledged in the Western World and Europe. This movie is written according to the Story of Azadaran-e Bayal by Gholamhossein Saedi. It was chosen as the best Iranian movie by the Iranian Cinema Critics in 1972, 1988 and 1999.
·Won the Best Film Award at La Rochelle International Film Festival 1994
·Won the Jury Grand Prix at Berlin Film Festival 1972
·Won the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) at Venice Film Festival 1971
·Won the Best Film Award at Film Festival of the Culture and Arts Ministry 1970
·Won the Best Screenplay Award at Sepas Film Festival 1969