IMDB provides a list of the most popular Persian-language films. It includes 2,016 titles which are possible to sort by methods including user rating, year released and popularity.
SBS Films also offers a review of the best Persian films on its website, published in February 2015 in honor of Australia's annual Persian International Film Festival. The films, in ranked order, are: 1969's The Cow; 1990's Close-Up; 1995 The White Balloon; 1997's Children of Heaven; and 2011's A Separation. The only film that appears on the SBSFilms.com.au top five list as well as the top five of IMDB.com's is Asghar Farhadi's drama, A Separation.
The top five from the IMDB.com listing beings with a 2014 horror film called A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, followed by A Separation; 2015's Jafar Panahi's Taxi; 2008's The Stoning of Soraya M.; and 2009's About Elly. IMDB.com also provides the option to sort by other types of popularity, including number of reviews by its users and highest U.S. box office earnings. When listed by number of IMDB.com reviews, the most popular film by over 100,000 votes is A Separation. The film was additionally the highest-grossing Persian film in the U.S. ever, grossing over $7.1 million. The second highest-grossing film, 1999's The Color of Paradise, made $1.8 million in comparison.