Best new Iraqi Movies in 2018 & 2017 (Netflix & Cinema List)


The Vore's Film staff selects the top best Iraqi movies of 2018 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Abbas Fahdel, Shawkat Amin Korki & Hiner Saleem Iraq's biggest directors?

Iraqi cinema? Yes, even though the country is among the most instable in the world politically, they somehow still manage to produce fascinating stuff over there. Check it out!

New Iraqi movies in 2018

Top movies up for release in 2018

  • The Journey

    DIRECTOR: Mohamed Al Daradji
    CAST: Bennet De Brabandere, Zahraa Ghandour, Ameer Jabarah, Michel Kandinsky


    Taking place in 2006, 'The Journey' is a thrilling movie about a young girl suicide bomber who decides to take an attendant hostage at Baghdad's central station. A thrilling ride, this movie is so raw it has documentary-like qualities. Read more

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Best Iraqi movies of 2017

Top rated 2017 Iraqi movies

  • A Dream Before Dying

    DIRECTOR: Fekri Baroshi
    CAST: Delil Dilanar Dejin Jamil Khidir Alan Shamo Hajar

    Alan and his family deal with the horrors of war and the events in their lives that lead Alan to become one of the most fearless and respected bomb disposal technicians... Read more

    RATING: 68/100

    RELEASE DATE: December 12th, 2018

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Best Iraqi movies on Netflix or DVD in 2018

2010's best rated Iraqi movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  • Bekas

    DIRECTOR: Karzan Kader
    CAST: Zamand Taha Sarwar Fazil Diya Mariwan


    A story of innocence in tumult of chaos; two young Iraqi boys living at the cliff of survival intend to live their fantasy to go to America and live there with the... Read more

    RATING: 75/100

    RELEASE DATE: November 30th, 2012

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  • Son of Babylon

    DIRECTOR: Mohamed Al Daradji
    CAST: Shazada Hussein Yasser Talib Bashir Al Majid


    A man who is a Father and a son never returned from war, neither did any news of him, so his persistent old mother along with his grandson decides to embark on a journey... Read more

    RATING: 73/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 11th, 2011

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  • My Sweet Pepper Land

    DIRECTOR: Hiner Saleem
    CAST: Korkmaz Arslan Golshifteh Farahani Suat Usta


    A Kurdish war hero is now a sheriff in a peaceful town where he finds no use of himself, thus he decides to quit his job but then he is provided a posting in a lawless... Read more

    RATING: 71/100

    RELEASE DATE: March 27th, 2014

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  • Bîranînen li ser kevirî

    DIRECTOR: Shawkat Amin Korki
    CAST: Hussein Hassan Nazmi Kirik Shima Molaei


    Two Iraqi friends go about making a film on the Kurdish genocide in Iraq; they learn that self expression and truth shall be depicted through cinema even if they have to... Read more

    RATING: 68/100

    RELEASE DATE: March 22nd, 2015

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  • Kick Off

    DIRECTOR: Shawkat Amin Korki
    CAST: Atug Asu Shwan Attoof Hamed Diyar

    Many refugees escaping from Saddam's tyranny seek succor in a deserted stadium; all these people are torn and tormented by grief and atrocities but their love for... Read more

    RATING: 66/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 11th, 2010

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  • Leave to Stay

    DIRECTOR: Awat Osman Ali
    CAST: Shwan Attoof Rzgar Said Danny Darren


    Several Kurdish immigrants tormented by war and atrocities arrive as illegal aliens to seek refuge in UK but they don't receive much sympathy as they are condemned... Read more

    RATING: 65/100

    RELEASE DATE: September 23rd, 2013

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