A list of notable films produced in Afghanistan.

The highest grossing Afghan film as of 2018 is Osama (2003) with over $3,800,000 from a budget of only $46,000.[1]

1930s–1970s

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1939
Laila Majnoon Mir Hamza Shinwari Rafiqe Ghaznawi, Habib Jan
1960
New ray Mir Hamza Shinwari
1964
Like An Eagle Faiz Mohammad Khairkhowah Najia Hamidi, Saeed Bibi Naqi, Wali Ahmad Khairkhowah, Zahir Howaida
1963
Tiga Mir Hamza Shinwari Umer Daraz
1968
Roz Garan
1969
Talabgar Khaliq Alil Khan Aqa Sarwari, Rasol Maimuna, Rafiq Sadeq, Habiba Askar Black comedy, drama
1970
Yousuf Khan aw Sherbano Aziz Shamim Badar Munir, Yasmin Khan, Saqi
Sandar Gharai Badar Munir, Yasmin Khan, Naemat Sarhadi
Kala Khazan Kala Bahar Jamil Ahmad Aman
1971
Andarz e Mother Khaliq Alil Mahbobah Jabbari, Mohammad Nazir, Ghazal Saeed Drama
1972
Aalaqa Ghair Khaliq Alil
1974
Rabia Balkhi, Khaliq Alil, Toryali Shafaq, Abdullah Shadan, Mohamed Nazir, Daoud Farani
Roz Hai Dushwar Wali Latifi Wali Latifi, Hamid Jalil, Shazia, Farida
1975
Mojasema Ha May Khandand Toryalai Shafaq Zakia Kohzad, Youssof Kohzad, Abdullah Khamosh, Mohammad Jan Goran
1978
Siamoi wa Jallali Abbas Shaban Faqeer Nabi
1979
Mardara Qawl Ast Saeed Orokzai Saeed Orokzai, Adela Adim, Wali Talash, Amin Rahimi

1980s

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1980
Shekaste Mahasera Faqeer Nabi Nassir Aziz,Qadir Farrukh, Salam Sangi, Azizullah Hadaf, Asad Tajzai, Shakila, Faqeer Nabi
Dehkada ha Bidar Maishawand Khaliq Alil Nassir Aziz, Sahera Hazem, Qadir Farrukh, Azizullah Hadaf
Khakestar Saeed Orokzai Abdullah Samadi, Homa Mostamandi, Amin Rahimi drama, crime
Aktare Maskhara Eng. Latif Ahmadi Nassir Aziz, Faqeer Nabi, Ibrahim Tughyan, Baseera, Khatera black comedy
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
1984
Hamasa e Ishq Eng. Latif Ahmadi Asadullah Aram, Qader Farukh, Sabera, Arash, Habib Zelgai, Yasamin Yarmal
1985
Saboore Sarbaz Eng. Latif Ahmadi Nassir Aziz, Saboor Toofan, Ibrahim Tughyan, Jawansher Haidari war, drama
Roya Fahim Sadozai, Hashmat Khan
1986
Parenda haye Mahajir Eng. Latif Ahmadi Nassir Aziz, Nehmat Arash, Asadullah Aram, Qadir Farrukh, Adela Adim
Begana Barmak Salam Sangi, Adela Adim, Ibrahim Tughyan, Zaher Garandi, Ghulam Baloch, Hamayon Paeiz
1987
Parinda ha e Mohajir Eng. Latif Ahmadi
1988
De Kondai Zoi Mamnoon Maqsoodi
1989
Dukhter baa perahan safid
Baabaa Jawansher Haidari Salam Sangi, Asadullah Aram, Wali Talash, Naheed, Akram Khurami

1990s–2010s

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1990
Gumashtan Engineer Ahmed Latif Saboor Toofan, Qader Faroskh, Nemat Arash, Habib Zilgai, Lina
Sayeh Nacir Alqas Yasamin Yarmal
Uruj[2] Sidiq Barmaque
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
2006
Zolykha's Secret Horace Shansab Hamida Refah, Zubaida Sahar, Gholam Farouq Baraki, Marina Golbahari Mystery, Horror, Drama Screened at the Palm Springs International Film Society
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
2013
Wajma Barmak Akram Wazhma Bahar, Mustafa Abdulsatar, Haji Gul Aser, Breshna Bahar Drama Nominated to Sundance
2015
No Woman Yama Rauf Noor Jamal, Habibullah Nikzad Experimental/Arthouse short film
2017
Black Kite
A Letter to the President
Faceless Ali Akbar Kamal Humayoon Shams Khan, Rahmatullah Khostai, Farahnaz Nawab Action First Afghan superhero film
2019
Jirga Benjamin Gilmour Amir Shah Talash, Sam Smith, Sher Alam Miskeen Ustad Drama film Toronto Film Festival

References

  1. ^ Mayorga, Emilio (2018-08-07). "Siddiq Barmak's 'The Postman' Presented at Open Doors Hub". Variety. Retrieved 2023-02-23.
  2. ^ "A Film Made in Afghanistan Is a Post-Communist First". New York Times. 1996-01-01. Retrieved 2023-09-10.
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