List of Afghan Movies and TV Shows
Browse the full list of Afghan movies and TV shows streaming online, including services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, HBO and more. Sort by Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB rating, popularity and more to find something to watch!
1. The Kite Runner
What it's about: After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).
What it's about: After the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan and the restriction of women in public life, a pre-teen girl is forced to masquerade as a boy in order to find work to support her mother and grandmother.
Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).
3. The Patience Stone
What it's about: In a war ridden country a woman watches over the husband reduced to a vegetable state by a bullet in the neck, abandoned by Jihad companions and brothers. One day, the woman decides to say things to him she could never have done before.
Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).
4. The Hornet's Nest
What it's about: Armed only with their cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history.
Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).
5. Hell and Back Again
What it's about: What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home? Hell and Back Again is a cinematically revolutionary film that asks and answers these questions with a power and intimacy no previous film about the conflict in Afghanistan has been able to achieve. It is a masterpiece in the cinema of war.
Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Docurama) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Microsoft).
What it's about: Korengal picks up where Restrepo left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war.
Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).
7. Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden
What it's about: An espionage tale from inside the CIA's long conflict against Al Qaeda, as revealed by the remarkable women and men whose secret war against Osama bin Laden started nearly a decade before most of us even knew his name.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).
8. Tell Spring Not to Come This Year
What it's about: When NATO troops withdrew from Afghanistan, the Afghan National Army (ANA) took over control of Helmand Province, an extremely dangerous region where attacks by Taliban fighters are the order of the day. Security, much less peace, would seem to be unattainable; it is even difficult to find a common language in a country where everyone mistrusts each other. The directors of this film accompanied an ANA company during a year of frontline duty in Helmand. The soldiers are paid irregularly, there are not enough supplies and their equipment is substandard. They cannot fight a war with the equipment left behind by the ISAF.
Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Google Play).
9. Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)
What it's about: The story of young Afghan girls learning to read, write and skateboard in Kabul.
Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $9.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).
10. The Land of the Enlightened
What it's about: A group of Kuchi children are living in a minefield around Bagram airfield, Afghanistan. They dig out anti-personal mines in order to sell the explosives to child workers mining in a Lappis Lazulli mine. The trajectory of the blue precious stones goes towards Tajikistan and China, through an area controlled by child soldiers. When they are not waging their own mini-wars in the daily madness of life in Afghanistan, the children are fleeing away in their personal fantasies and dreams, while the American soldiers are planning their retreat...
11. Better Call Saul Employee Training
What it's about: Better Call Saul's Emmy-Award winning Employee Training digital series.
Where to Watch: 29 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AMC Premiere). 29 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (AMC).
12. The Black Tulip
What it's about: The Mansouri family opens up a new restaurant after the fall of the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan only to be subsequently targeted by factional Taliban elements.
Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Prime Video).
13. An Afghan Love Story
What it's about: It’s snowing in Kabul, and gregarious waiter Mustafa charms a pretty student named Wajma. The pair begin a clandestine relationship—they’re playful and passionate but ever mindful of the societal rules they are breaking. After Wajma discovers she is pregnant, her certainty that Mustafa will marry her falters, and word of their dalliance gets out. Her father must decide between his culturally held right to uphold family honor and his devotion to his daughter.
Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & FandangoNOW).
14. Kabuli Kid
What it's about: Kabul - a city struggling to recover from 25 years of warfare. Taxi driver Khaled picks up a woman and baby. Her face is hidden behind a blue burka. They settle on a price, she pays him and they drive off. The taxi arrives at its destination. The woman gets out and a new passenger climbs in... to find the baby still in the backseat. Khaled leaps out after the woman but she's vanished. He's left holding the baby - a 6-month-old boy. Who is the mother? How can he find her? He asks friends and strangers in the street. He returns to where he picked her up. Nothing. Fate has handed him a young life for which he feels more and more responsible. An eventful, chaotic, often highly comic journey through a city which is itself simply trying to survive. Poignant, rich, vibrant, Barmak Akram's debut feature is a remarkable portrait of one man's emotional awakening in a city returning to crazy life after 25 years of violent conflict.