Tamerlane the Great (1991) – Timur or Tamerlane founded the 14th century Timurid Dynasty in central Asia (including Iran and Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of India)


The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) -- battles between British and Afghan guerillas


Soviet Occupation: Afghanistan 1979-88

Afganskiy izlom (Afghan Breakdown) (1990)  --  Russian film; one of the best accounts of the war     (currently unavailable)

The Beast (1988) -- Russians in Afghanistan

9 Rota (The 9th Company) (2005)  --  Russian/Finnish film about Russian soldiers fighting in Afghanistan

Escape from Afghanistan (2002)  –   uprising of Soviet soldier captives in Badaber

L'étoile du soldat (Star of the Soldier) (2006) – in the Afghanistan war a young Russian soldier captured by the Mujahideen in the early 80s becomes sympathetic to the Afghans

War in Afghanistan (2001–present)

The Kite Runner (2007)  --  two young friends go through rough times personally and politically in Afghanistan

Kandahar (2001)  --   a woman makes a perilous journey through Taliban Afghanistan

Osama (2003)  --  in Taliban Afghanistan a girl dresses as a boy to save her family from starvation

Escape from Taliban (2003)  --  an Indian Hindu woman marries a Afghanistan Muslim man who takes her to Afghanistan and big troubles with the Taliban

Charlie Wilson's War (2007)  --  America's assistance to Afghan rebels against the Soviet Union in the 1980s

Flugten (The Escape) (2009)   --  female Danish journalist taken hostage in Afghanistan and the terror group threatens to kill her if Denmark does not remove its troops from Afghanistan