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Ranking All Of Director Bahman Ghobadi’s Movies

Bahman Ghobadi Filmography Movie Ranking Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Bahman Ghobadi 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 Bahman Ghobadi



7 ) Rhino Season (2012)

 Rhino Season (2012) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • Metacritic User Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

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 he’s been dead for over twenty years.

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6 ) Words with Gods (2014)

 Words with Gods (2014) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • Metacritic User Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

The first of four installments in the groundbreaking Heartbeat of the World anthology film series. Comprised of several short films by some of the world’s most exciting directors, Words with Gods follows the theme of religion – specifically as it relates to an individual’s relationship with his/her god or gods…or the lack thereof. In Words with Gods, each director recounts a narrative centered around human fragility, as well as environmental and cultural crises involving specific religions with which each has a personal relationship; including early Aboriginal Spirituality, Umbanda, Buddhism, the Abrahamic faiths, Hinduism, and Atheism. An animated sequence by Mexican animator Maribel Martinez is woven through each of the film segments, with each segment narratively connected as a feature-length film.

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5 ) No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009)

 No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

Iranian musicians Negar and Ashkan look for band members to play at a London concert … and the visa that allows them to leave Tehran to do so.

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4 ) Half Moon (2006)

 Half Moon (2006) Review Website Ranks:

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

Mamo, an old and legendary Kurdish musician living in Iran, plans to give one final concert in Iraqi Kurdistan. After seven months of trying to get a permit and rounding up his ten sons, he sets out for the long and troublesome journey in a derelict bus, denying a recurring vision of his own death at half moon. Halfway the party halts at a small village to pick up female singer Hesho, which will only add to the difficulty of the undertaking, as it is forbidden for Iranian women to sing in public, let alone in the company of men. But Mamo is determined to carry through, if not for the gullible antics of the bus driver.

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3 ) Marooned in Iraq (2002)

 Marooned in Iraq (2002) Review Website Ranks:

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

During the war between Iran and Iraq, a group of Iranian Kurd musicians set off on an almost impossible mission. They will try to find Hanareh, a singer with a magic voice who crossed the border and may now be in danger in the Iraqi Kurdistan. As in his previous films, this Kurdish director is again focusing on the oppression of his people.

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2 ) A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)

 A Time for Drunken Horses (2000) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 3
  • Metacritic User Score: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

After their father dies, a family of five are forced to survive on their own in a Kurdish village on the border of Iran and Iraq. Matters are made worse when 12 year old Ayoub, the new head of the family, is told that his handicapped brother, Madi, needs an immediate operation in order to remain alive. This heartbreaking tale shows the lengths to which a family will go in order to survive in the harshest of conditions, where even the horses are fed liquor in order to work.

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1 ) Turtles Can Fly (2004)

 Turtles Can Fly (2004) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

Turtles can fly tells the story of a group of young children near the Turkey-Iran border. They clean up mines and wait for the Saddam regime to fall.

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Bahman Ghobadi’s Best Movies



Bahman Ghobadi Review Website Filmography Rankings

Film RT Critic RT User MC Critic MC User IMDB Letterboxd Overal Rank
Turtles Can Fly (2004) 4 1 2 1 1 1 1
A Time for Drunken Horses (2000) 5 2 3 2 2 2 2
Marooned in Iraq (2002) 3 3 1 4 3 3 3
Half Moon (2006) 1 4 4 3 4 4 4
No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009) 2 5 5 4 5 6 5
Words with Gods (2014) 6 7 6 4 6 5 6
Rhino Season (2012) 6 6 6 4 7 7 7

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