List of Afghan films

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A list of notable films produced in Afghanistan.

  • The highest grossing Afghan film as of 2017 is Osama with over $3,800,000 from a budget of only $46,000. The film was very well received by the Western cinematic world. It gathered a rating of 96% based on 100 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, a website which tabulates the reviews from professional film critics into a single rating.

1930s–1970s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1939
Laila Majnoon Mir Hamza Shinwari Rafiqe Ghaznawi, Habib Jan
1960
New ray Mir Hamza Shinwari
1962
Like An Eagle
1963
Tiga Mir Hamza Shinwari Umer Daraz
1968
Roz Garan
1969
Talabgar Kahn Aqasorur, Rasol Maimuna, Rafiq Sadek, Habiba Askar
1970
Yousuf Khan aw Sherbano Aziz Shamim Badar Munir, Yasmin, Saqi
Sandar Gharai Badar Munir, Yasmin, Naemat Sarhadi
Kala Khazan Kala Bahar Jamil Ahmad Aman
1971
Andarzi Mudar Mir Hamza Shinwari
1972
Aalaqa Ghair Abdul Khaliq Halil
1974
Rabia Balkhi, Abdul Khaliq Halil, Toryali Shafaq, Abdullah Shadan, Mohamed Nazir, Daoud Farani
Rozhai Dushwar Wali Latifi
1975
Mojasema Ha May Khandand Toryalai Shafaq Zakida Khozad and Youssof Kohzad
1978
Siamoi wa Jallali Abbas Shaban
1979
Mardara Qawl Ast Saeed Orokzai Saeed Orokzai

1980s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1980
Shekaste Mahasera Eng. Faqeer Nabi Nassir Aziz,Qadir Farrukh, Salam Sangi, Azizullah Hadaf, Asad Tajzai, Shakila, Faqeer Nabi
Dehkada ha Bidar Maishawand Khaliq Haleem Nassir Aziz, Sahera Hazem, Qadir Farrukh, Azizullah Hadaf
Aktare Maskhara Eng. Latif Ahmadi Nassir Aziz, Faqeer Nabi, Ibrahim Tughyan, Baseera, Khatera
1981
Gunah Eng. Latif Ahmadi Salam Sangi
Janayat Karan Toryali Shafaq
Ghulam Ishq Toryali Shafaq
Khana 555
Gharatgara Abbas Shaban
1982
Faraar Eng. Latif Ahmadi Nassir Aziz, Fareema, Shakila, Mahrefat Shah, Asadullah Aram, Anwar Rezaye, Khorshid
1983
Tabistan Garm Kabul Ali Khamraev, Wali Latifi
1985
Saboore Sarbaz Eng. Latif Ahmadi Nassir Aziz, Saboor Toofan, Ibrahim Tughyan, Jawanshir Haidari
Roya Fahim Sadozai, Hashmat Khan
1986
Parenda haye Mahajir Eng. Latif Ahmadi Nassir Aziz, Nehmat Arash, Asadullah Aram, Qadir Farrukh, Hadela Hadim
Begana Salman Sangi
1987
Parinda ha e Mohajir Latif Abdul Latif
1988
De Kondai Zoi Mamnoon Maqsoodi
1989
Dukhter baa perahan safid
Baabaa Salman Sange

1990s–2010s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1990
Gumashtan Engineer Ahmed Latif Saboor Toofan, Qader Faroskh, Nemat Asash, Habib Zilgai, Lina
Sayeh Nacir Alqas Yasemin Yarmal
2000
In Foreign Land Hafiz Asefi Salam Sangi, Leena Alam
2003
Osama Siddiq Barmak Marina Golbahari, Arif Herati, Zubaida Sahar, Khwaja Nader
2004
Earth and Ashes Atiq Rahimi Screened at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival
2008
16 Days in Afghanistan Anwar Hajher co-production by United States and India
Kabuli Kid Barmak Akram Haji Gul Aser, Leena Alam, Valéry Schatz, Amélie Glenn Drama Produced in France; screened at the 65th Venice International Film Festival
Opium War Siddiq Barmak Peter Bussian, Marina Golbahari, Joe Suba, Fawad Samani Black comedy opened at the Rome Film Festival, where it won the Golden Marc’Aurelio Critics’ Award for Best Film
2012
Buzkashi Boys Sam French Fawad Mohammadi, Jawanmard Paiz, Wali Talash Drama/Action short film 85th Academy Awards – Nominated for: Best Live Action Short Film
Buz-e-Chini Abbas Ali Hussain Ali Yousafi Animated Dedicated to Hussain Ali Yousafi as it was released after his assassination
2015
No Woman Yama Rauf Noor Jamal, Habibullah Nikzad Experimental/Arthouse short film
2017
Black Kite
A Letter to the President

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