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Shohreh Aghdashloo
Born May 11, 1952 (age 67)
Shohreh Aghdashloo (born May 11, 1952) is an Iranian-American actress. Following numerous starring roles on the stage, her first major film role was in The Report (Gozaresh) (1977) directed by Abbas Kiarostami, which won the Critics Award at the Moscow Film Festival. Her next film was Shatranje Bad (Chess of the Wind), directed by Mohammad Reza Aslani, which screened at several film festivals. Both... full bio
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
[2005]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 1h 59min
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A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.
The Stoning of Soraya M.
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 54min
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A distressed woman, desperately asks for a meeting with a journalist, to disclose the cruel and inhumane punishment of her niece.
The Nativity Story
[2006]
 
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Movie | Drama, Family, Fantasy | 1h 41min
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A drama that focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph's life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.
Septembers of Shiraz
[2015]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 50min
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Prior to the Iranian revolution it was a place where people of all religions were allowed to flourish. This is the story of a prosperous Jewish family who abandon everything before they are consumed by the passions of revolutionaries.
House of Saddam
[2008]
 
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Mini Series | Biography, Drama, History | 3h 52min
A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.
Intent to Destroy
[2017]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History | 1h 55min
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Filmmaker Joe Berlinger meets with historians and scholars to discuss the Armenian Genocide and the continuing denial by the Turkish government of it ever happening.
The 76th Annual Academy Awards
[2004]
 
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TV Special | Music | 3h 45min
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In the annual awards presentation, the nominated films include The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Lost in Translation (2003), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Mystic River (2003), and Seabiscuit (2003).
Window Horses
[2016]
 
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Movie | Animation | 1h 25min
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A young Canadian poet with Chinese and Persian parents travels to Iran to perform at a poetry festival.
Iranium
[2011]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History, News | 1h
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Iranium is a timely documentary presenting the dangerous scenarios posed to the free world by a nuclear Iran. The film exposes the dangerous ideology guiding the Iranian regime, and the devastation caused both inside and outside Iran's borders.
For Neda
[2010]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary, History | 1h 7min
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On June 20, 2009, Neda Agha-Soltan was shot and killed on the streets of Tehran during the turmoil that followed the Iranian presidential contest. Within hours, images of her dying moments, captured on cell phones, appeared on computer screens across the world, focusing the world's attention on mass protests against the rigged elections in Iran. Featuring previously unseen footage of Neda with friend... see more
The Report
[1977]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 52min
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The movie revolves around the life of a tax collector who is accused of taking bribes, and also has to deal with problems at home, including the suicide attempt of his wife.
America So Beautiful
[2001]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 31min
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America So Beautiful follows the odyssey of a group of Iranian Immigrants in Los Angeles, trying to find their place in America amidst the unfolding of the 1979 Iran hostage crises. Houshang believes his ticket out of his uncles Persian market is to become a partner in a glittery disco - if he can just come up with the money. As Houshang struggles to pull his family into the deal, he decides to show... see more
Video | Animation, Family, Short | 33min
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Babak and Friends - A First Norooz is the story of little Babak who is not familiar with the traditions of the Persian New Year Norooz. When his cousins Saman and Sousanne come to visit, little Bobby realizes that he is missing out on the Best Day of the Year! With the help of Amoo Norooz and Haji Firooz and a trip to the ancient capital of the Persian Empire, Persepolis, Babak learns about Norooz... see more
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 16min
Mystic Iran: The Unseen World
[2002]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 52min
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Mystical practices in Iran. Shoreh Aghadashloo narrated this documentary. Explores practices rarely if ever seen on film before.
Surviving Paradise
[2000]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama | 1h 30min
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Surviving Paradise follows the adventures of 10-year-old Sam and 8-year-old Sara, Iranian children lost in Los Angeles, as they struggle to search for an uncle and elude the hit man who kidnapped their mother. On their way, they encounter a colorful cast of character and dangerous situations, but through connections they endure the rigors of life on the street.
Still Here
[2014]
 
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Short Movie | Drama, Short | 14min
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Two strangers receive test results from the hospital: A young, up-and-coming sports agent has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, while a grim old loner, anticipating his own death, is sentenced... to live. We follow these two men as they are forced to leave behind their old lives and face the deep yearning in their hearts. By chance, they each confide in the same woman. She is the mother of one of... see more
We the People
[2018]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
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Documentary | 2h 10min
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An examination of the work and lives of actresses in the Iranian film industry prior to the 1979 revolution, featuring myriad interviews and rare film clips.
Documentary | Documentary | 2h 15min
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The Secret Service
[2004]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h
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A young secret service agent must balance her dangerous work life and her already fragile relationship with her family.
Possessed
[2002]
 
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Short Movie | Mystery, Short | 8min
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Sepas
[2011]
 
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TV Movie
Pearl
[2016]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy
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When a larger-than-life family matriarch finds out she has cancer, she becomes intent on controlling and orchestrating every aspect of her family's life before she dies.
Simple Wedding
[2018]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance
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Cultures clash and families collide when an Iranian woman finds love with an eccentric bisexual artist.
Will & Grace
[1998]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Romance | 22min
Will and Grace live together in an apartment in New York City. He's a gay lawyer, she's a straight interior designer. Their best friends are Jack, a gleeful but proud gay man, and Karen, a charismatic, filthy rich, amoral socialite.
The Punisher
[2017]
 
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TV Series | Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 53min
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After the murder of his family, Marine veteran Frank Castle becomes the vigilante known as "The Punisher," with only one goal in mind: to avenge them.
Star Trek: Beyond
[2016]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 2h 2min
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The U.S.S. Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy, who puts them, and everything the Federation stands for, to the test.
The Promise
[2016]
 
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Movie | Drama, History | 2h 13min
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Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.
X-Men: The Last Stand
[2006]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 1h 44min
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An all-out war looms when the discovery of a cure for mutations draws a line between the followers of Charles Xavier and those of Magneto.
House
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Mystery | 44min
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An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits.
The Expanse
[2015]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1h
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A police detective in the asteroid belt, the first officer of an interplanetary ice freighter and an earth-bound United Nations executive slowly discover a vast conspiracy that threatens the Earth's rebellious colony on the asteroid belt.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
[2013]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 1h 46min
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In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters, to find the mythical Golden Fleece, all the while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising.
Elementary
[2012]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
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A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.
Grimm
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | 45min
A homicide detective discovers he is a descendant of hunters who fight supernatural forces.
The Simpsons
[1989]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Comedy | 22min
The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.
The Lake House
[2006]
 
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Movie | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 1h 39min
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A lonely doctor, who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
24
[2001]
 
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TV Series | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller | 44min
Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.
Scorpion
[2014]
 
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TV Series | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller | 43min
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An eccentric genius forms an international network of super-geniuses to act as the last line of defense against the complicated threats of the modern world.
Last Knights
[2015]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure | 1h 55min
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A fallen warrior rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master.
Flashforward
[2009]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 42min
A special task force in the FBI investigates after every person on Earth simultaneously blacks out and awakens with a short vision of their future.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
[2012]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Family | 1h 45min
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A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.
House of Sand and Fog
[2003]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 6min
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An abandoned wife is evicted from her house and starts a tragic conflict with her home's new owners.
Believe
[2014]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 43min
A relationship forms between a gifted young girl and a man sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power.
Movie | Comedy, Drama, Family | 1h 59min
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Carmen Lowell is working on the backstage of a play at Yale. When the lead actress, her friend Julia, invites her to Vermont with her to work on a play with a professional cast, she decides to stay with her friends and her pregnant mother. However, she changes her mind after she finds that her friends will all leave for the summer: Lena Kaligaris will travel to a drawing course, Bridget Vreeland, who... see more
Portlandia
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 22min
A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon.
American Dreamz
[2006]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Music | 1h 47min
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The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.
Rosewater
[2014]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 43min
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Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari is detained by Iranian forces who brutally interrogate him under suspicion that he is a spy.
The Mob Doctor
[2012]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
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A young thoracic surgeon becomes indebted to the South Chicago mafia and is forced to moonlight as a mob doctor, while also working full time at Chicago's most prominent hospital.
Martin
[1992]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 30min
Sassy sitcom centering on radio and television personality Martin Payne. Series focuses on his romantic relationship with girlfriend Gina, her best friend Pam and escapades with best friends Tommy and Cole.
On the Inside
[2011]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 35min
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A decent but troubled young man is sent to a psychiatric institution for the criminally insane and soon finds himself in a fight for his life battling ghosts inside his head and very real enemies all around him.
Smith
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h
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A drama about the lives of a crew of professional criminals.
Twenty Bucks
[1993]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 31min
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A story about the life of a twenty dollar bill as it weaves in and out of the various lives of several people.
Curious George
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Comedy, Family | 30min
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Follows the mischievous adventures of a Monkey by the name of George.
Home & Family
[2012]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 2h
Show will focus on home improvements, crafts, parenting tips, and lifestyle, health and fitness enhancements.
Maryam
[2002]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 27min
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An Iranian-born teenager living in suburban New Jersey thinks of herself as simply an American until anti-Iranian sentiment erupts in her community after American hostages are held in Iran.
KTLA Morning News
[1991]
 
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TV Series | News
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Local Los Angeles morning newscast.
2006 Independent Spirit Awards
[2006]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 49min
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