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Best Iran ethnic films revealed for US viewers on Netflix

For your information, some of the best ethnic movies hailing from the industry in Iran have already secured spots on one of the best US VoD platforms, Netflix.

Iranian filmmakers can inspire a great deal their counterparts in other countries as they have the ability to complete an entire flick with international standards on a shoestring budget.

Here are the names of four best Iranian movies you can watch on US Netflix ranked according to IMDb.

‘A Time for Drunken Horses’ - 7.7 IMDb

Bahman Ghobadi’s flick is themed on minorities in Iran and narrates the story of three children who have lost their father and their youngest sibling is terminally ill. But the two siblings moved heaven and earth to raise the money for their brother’s surgery.  

‘Baran’ - 7.8 IMDb

A synopsis for Majid Majidi’s offering reads, “In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Turkish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. The revelation of Rahmat's secret changes both their lives.”

‘Turtles Can Fly’ - 8.1 IMDb

‘Turtles Can Fly’ is a 2004 Kurdish war drama film written, produced, and directed by Bahman Ghobadi. Awaiting the US army invasion, young children in the film with nowhere to go brace themselves for the imminent violence and danger at the border of Iraq and Turkey. 

'Bashu, The Little Stranger' - 8.1 IMDb

Set during the aftermath of the Iran-Iraqi war, this movie shows the journey of a little boy as he escapes his village and tries to survive after his parents were killed. The film uses actors knowing the dialect of people from northern Iran.