Watchlist: Hungary

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1. Kopaszkutya (1981)

85 min | Drama, Musical

A Hungarian band plays American rock & roll and blues hits with great enthusiasm and passion, but success seems to avoid them. TV and radio don't play their songs, sometimes even their ... See full synopsis »

Director: György Szomjas | Stars: Gyula Deák Bill, László Földes, József Körös, István Mareczky

Votes: 470

2. Mattie the Goose-Boy (1977)

70 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A young peasant boy stands up to tyranny, aided by his trusting friend- a goose.

Director: Attila Dargay | Stars: András Kern, Péter Geszti, László Csákányi, Gábor Agárdi

Votes: 1,672

3. Egy erkölcsös éjszaka (1977)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

The theme of the delightful Hungarian fantasy film "A Very Moral Night," made in 1977 and now playing at the Public Theater, could well be innocence, even if the action does take place in a... See full summary »

Director: Károly Makk | Stars: Margit Makay, Irén Psota, Carla Romanelli, Georgiana Tarjan

Votes: 170

4. The Tyrant's Heart (1981)

96 min | Drama, History

A historical drama set in the 1400s, about a young man sent to Italy but is forced back after his father's mysterious death.

Director: Miklós Jancsó | Stars: Teresa Ann Savoy, László Gálffi, József Madaras, Ninetto Davoli

Votes: 102

6. Szép lányok, ne sírjatok! (1970)

84 min | Drama, Music

Savanyú and his friends work at a plant. After the monotonous shifts they engage in the pleasures of the afternoon and the night: Sex, parties and concerts. Savanyú dates Juli, who works in... See full summary »

Director: Márta Mészáros | Stars: Jaroslava Schallerová, Kati Sir, Márk Zala, Lajos Balázsovits

Votes: 73

7. Green Years (1965)

111 min | Drama

Marci comes to Budapest from the countryside to study and tries desperately to retain his integrity amid fierce political battles.

Director: István Gaál | Stars: Benedek Tóth, Virág Dõry, Gábor Koncz, Judit Meszléry

Votes: 36

8. Daniel Takes a Train (1983)

87 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

In December 1956 there is a chaotic situation in Hungary. The revolution is put down by the Soviet army. People leave the country in large numbers for fear of revenge. A young soldier (... See full summary »

Director: Pál Sándor | Stars: Péter Rudolf, Sándor Zsótér, Katalin Szerb, Mari Töröcsik

Votes: 183

9. The Girl (1968)

90 min | Drama

Mail author for translation. Fohose egy lany aki hirdetes utjan talalja meg az anyjat. Meglatogatja, de az nem akarja vallalni a jelenlegi csaladja elott a felnott (24 eves) lanyat.

Director: Márta Mészáros | Stars: Kati Kovács, Teri Horváth, Ádám Szirtes, Gábor Agárdi

Votes: 73

10. Another Way (1982)

102 min | Biography, Drama, History

Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia ... See full summary »

Director: Károly Makk | Stars: Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak, Ildikó Bánsági, Grazyna Szapolowska, Judit Hernádi

Votes: 711

11. Bogáncs (1959)

80 min | Adventure, Family

The adventures of Bogáncs the puli herding dog, who joins a circus after getting caught in a trap and being saved by a performer.

Director: Tamás Fejér | Stars: Zoltán Makláry, Ida Siménfalvy, Antal Weiser, Béla Barsi

Votes: 50

12. Life on the Hortobagy (1937)

79 min | Drama

Essentially a documentary about the lives of the Hungarian Hortobagy plains horsemen and peasants, with a slight fictional storyline to hang it all on. The coming of 'machines' threatens ... See full summary »

Director: George Hoellering | Stars: János Cinege, Frau Cinege, István Kányási, Margit Szincsák

Votes: 47

13. Dögkeselyü (1982)

115 min | Crime, Drama

Two old women who happen to be pickpockets stole money from Simon, the taxi driver. The police are unable to find the thieves, so Simon decides to find them himself.

Director: Ferenc András | Stars: György Cserhalmi, Hédi Temessy, Zita Perczel, Maria Gladkowska

Votes: 811

14. Hattyúdal (1964)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

Old vagabond (Tamburás) thinks highly of freedom and independence. That is why he lives in a ramshackle hut with his friends and lives by stealing, cheating and singing. Tamburás takes it ... See full summary »

Director: Márton Keleti | Stars: Antal Páger, István Sztankay, Gyula Bodrogi, Zoltán Várkonyi

Votes: 130

16. A legényanya (1989)

80 min | Comedy

In the small village of Rátót, every male is called Béla. When a woman gives birth to her child, she names him Józsi... Almost 2 decades later, Józsi becomes pregnant...

Director: Dezsö Garas | Stars: Ferenc Kállai, Károly Eperjes, Judit Pogány, Dezsö Garas

Votes: 1,254

17. Willy the Sparrow (1989)

76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

When young Vili starts shooting at birds, a fairy decides to teach him a lesson and turns him into a sparrow.

Director: József Gémes | Stars: Levente Igaz, Klári Tolnay, József Székhelyi, Eszter Kárász

Votes: 933

19. Tight Quarters (1983)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

Mail for translation. Csaba bortonbuntetese leteltevel viraggal a kezeben megy haza, de felesege mar egy masik ferfival el. Az asszony hiaba akar szakitani, Csaba ... See full summary »

Director: György Szomjas | Stars: Mariann Erdös, Nóra Görbe, Károly Eperjes, Péter Andorai

Votes: 91

22. The Revolt of Job (1983)

98 min | Drama

Hungary, 1943. An elderly Jewish couple, Job and Roza, adopt an unruly non-Jewish child to whom they intend to pass on their wealth and knowledge before Nazi oppression engulfs Hungary.

Directors: Imre Gyöngyössy, Barna Kabay | Stars: Hédi Temessy, Ferenc Zenthe, Gábor Fehér, Heinrich Starhemberg

Votes: 441

23. Trip Around My Cranium (1970)

77 min | Biography, Drama

Based on the autobiographical novel by Frigyes Karinthy in which the author shares his experiences on finding out having a brain tumor and undergoing brain surgery in the 1930s.

Director: György Révész | Stars: Zoltán Latinovits, Éva Ruttkai, Mari Töröcsik, Samu Balázs

Votes: 89

24. Örökség (1980)

105 min | Drama, Romance, War

1936. Sylvia a rich but sterile woman, marries Akos but needs an heir to inherit her father's money. She bribes Irene a Jewish girl to have a child by her husband.

Director: Márta Mészáros | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Lili Monori, Jan Nowicki, Zita Perczel

Votes: 101

27. Season of Monsters (1987)

100 min | Drama

Monsters season - a teacher celebrates his 60th birthday at a rural summer house. Existentialism and philosophy is discussed among professors and students. A scary mystery play opens.

Director: Miklós Jancsó | Stars: József Madaras, György Cserhalmi, Ferenc Kállai, Júlia Nyakó

Votes: 91

28. Uramisten (1984)

93 min | Drama

Young artiste (Oszkár Sajek) has an accident and gets a limp. He finds out that a superannuated artiste (Lipót Binder) has a fantastic attraction. Sajek would do anything to get it, but Lipót Binder is a very stubborn old man.

Director: Péter Gárdos | Stars: Kamill Feleki, Károly Eperjes, György Dörner, László Csákányi

Votes: 115

30. Meseautó (1934)

99 min | Comedy, Romance

A light hearted comedy, from the thirties. One of the most successful ones in Hungary. The ever enchanting story of a beautiful girl falling in love with a rich man.

Director: Béla Gaál | Stars: Zita Perczel, Ella Gombaszögi, Klári Tolnay, Jenö Törzs

Votes: 503

31. Eszkimó asszony fázik (1984)

117 min | Drama

A pianist falls in love with Mari, a beautiful blond woman, who happens to be the wife of a deaf-mute animal caretaker. Both men adore Mari, as she loves both of them. Albeit all of them know this situation won't stand.

Director: János Xantus | Stars: Béláné Csóka, László Földes, Carol Harrison, Ágnes Kamondy

Votes: 263

32. Falfúró (1986)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

Budapest, in the 1980's. Géza and his family living in the block flat microdistrict. One morning Géza meets a young lady in the elevator. This moment change his life. On the same day he ... See full summary »

Director: György Szomjas | Stars: János Bán, Renáta Szatler, Éva Tóth, Ági Szirtes

Votes: 241

36. A dokumentátor (1988)

215 min | Drama

Raffael is the rich owner of a video store. His girlfriend, the attractive Chip works there. They make some extra by making illegal copies of pornographic and horror movies. It is Rambo's ... See full summary »

Directors: István Dárday, Györgyi Szalai | Stars: Mihály Dés, Lilla Pászti, János Ágoston, Gábor Altorjay

Votes: 20

38. Anyaság (1974)

62 min | Documentary

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Director: Ferenc Grunwalsky

Votes: 13

42. A Hungarian Fairy Tale (1987)

Not Rated | 97 min | Fantasy

Shot in B&W, Gyula Gazdag's film follows the surreal and often comic quests of young Andris, an orphan searching for a father who doesn't exist, and Orban, a government clerk who's had ... See full summary »

Director: Gyula Gazdag | Stars: Dávid Vermes, Pál Hetényi, Frantisek Husák, Mária Varga

Votes: 112

45. Csak semmi pánik... (1982)

87 min | Comedy, Crime

The first part of the popular crime-comedies starring Csöpi Ötvös, who investigates about a hidden treasure this time.

Directors: István Bujtor, Sándor Szönyi G. | Stars: István Bujtor, András Kern, László Bánhidi, Gyula Bodrogi

Votes: 591

46. Egészséges erotika (1986)

94 min | Comedy

An all-woman crate factory's new fireman installs a hidden camera in the women's dressing room for the male management's pleasure, eventually boosting business.

Director: Péter Tímár | Stars: Ádám Rajhona, Róbert Koltai, Judit Németh, Kata Kristóf

Votes: 1,123

47. Men and Banners (1965)

158 min | Drama, History

A family struggle during the 1848 Hungarian revolution against the Habsburg Empire.

Director: Zoltán Várkonyi | Stars: Mária Sulyok, Vera Szemere, Tibor Bitskey, Ilona Béres

Votes: 572

48. Valamit visz a víz (1944)

98 min | Drama

Mail for translation. A folyo egy eszmeletlen not sodor magaval. A halaszok megmentik a vizbefulastol, de nem tudjak,mi tortent: baleset-e vagy ongyilkossag ? Anada ... See full summary »

Directors: Gusztáv Oláh, Lajos Zilahy | Stars: Pál Jávor, Klára Pápai, Gyula Koltai, Katalin Karády

Votes: 58

49. Cha-Cha-Cha (1982)

81 min | Comedy, Drama

Teenagers try to get to know the opposite sex during Sunday afternoon dance classes in Budapest in 1962.

Director: János Kovácsi | Stars: Péter Rudolf, Rita Tallós, Mátyás Usztics, Frigyes Hollósi

Votes: 114

50. The Stationmaster Meets His Match (1980 TV Movie)

66 min | Comedy