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Ranking All Of Director Asghar Farhadi’s Movies

Asghar Farhadi Filmography Movie Ranking Movies

“What are Asghar Farhadi’s Best Movies?” We looked at all of Farhadi’s directed filmography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the movies directed by Asghar Farhadi and looked at their Rotten Tomato Critic, Rotten Tomato User, Metacritic, Metacritic User, IMDB, and Letterboxd scores, ranking them against one another to see which movies came out on top. The movies are ranked in our list below based on which movies have the highest overall score between all 6 review sites in comparison with all of the other movies by the same director. The process is all very scientific with no flaws at all.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

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The Top Film’s Of Asghar Farhadi



8 ) Dancing in the Dust

 Dancing in the Dust Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

When forced to divorce his wife by family and social pressure because her mother is a prostitute, Nazar (Khodaparast) works double shifts to pay back the loan he took out for his impulsive wedding and to pay some ongoing restitution to his sweet jilted bride, Reyhaneh (Kosari). When he falls behind in the payments he flees the police and ends up in the desert with an uncommunicative old man (Gharibian) who catches poisonous snakes for their venom. These two are forced to coexist in the desert, because Nazar is unwilling to return to the city and wants to catch snakes to make enough money to settle his debts. His verbose, chattering annoys the reticent old man until Nazar’s life is endangered. Written by Maple-2

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7 ) Everybody Knows

 Everybody Knows Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her Argentinian husband and children. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open.

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6 ) Beautiful City

 Beautiful City Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

Akbar has just turned eighteen. He has been held in a rehabilitation centre for committing murder at the age of sixteen when he was condemned to death. Legally speaking, he had to reach the age of eighteen so that the conviction could be carried out. Now, Akbar is transferred to prison to await the day of his execution. A’la, a friend of Akbar, who himself has undergone imprisonment for burglary, soon after his release tries desperately to gain the consent of Akbar’s plaintiff so as to stop the execution

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5 ) The Salesman

 The Salesman Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 3
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

Forced out of their apartment due to dangerous works on a neighboring building, Emad and Rana move into a new flat in the center of Tehran. An incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple’s life.

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4 ) The Past

 The Past Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 3
  • Metacritic User Score: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

After four years apart, Ahmad returns to his wife Marie in Paris in order to progress their divorce. During his brief stay, he cannot help noticing the strained relationship between Marie and her daughter Lucie. As he attempts to improve matters between mother and daughter Ahmad unwittingly lifts the lid on a long buried secret…

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3 ) Fireworks Wednesday

 Fireworks Wednesday Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

On the day before their holiday trip to Dubai, a wife who believes her husband is unfaithful enlists the help of Roohi, a young woman sent by an agency to clean the house. She asks Roohi to make an appointment and gather information at the salon of the woman she suspects. Roohi is betrothed, innocent of marital discord. Over the course of the day, she, the couple, their small son, the wife’s sister and husband, and the beautician engage in a series of exchanges, confrontations, and prevarications. Are the wife’s suspicions unwarranted; is her behavior imperiling her marriage? Acts of kindness may go awry. And the trip to Dubai?

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2 ) About Elly

 About Elly Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers.

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1 ) A Separation

 A Separation Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • Metacritic User Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

A married couple are faced with a difficult decision – to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer’s disease.

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Asghar Farhadi’s Best Movies



Asghar Farhadi Review Website Filmography Rankings

Film RT Critic RT User MC Critic MC User IMDB Letterboxd Overal Rank
A Separation 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
About Elly 2 4 2 2 2 2 2
Fireworks Wednesday 1 3 5 4 3 3 3
The Past 5 4 3 3 3 3 4
The Salesman 4 4 3 6 3 3 5
Beautiful City 6 1 6 5 3 3 6
Everybody Knows 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Dancing in the Dust 8 8 8 7 8 7 8

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