The best romanian movies by year!

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2. Titanic Waltz (1965)

92 min | Comedy

Comedy/drama the life of an honest man who is pushed by his family to make policy

Director: Paul Calinescu | Stars: Grigore Vasiliu-Birlic, Silvia Fulda, Kity Gheorghiu-Musatescu, Mitzura Arghezi

Votes: 353

3. Haiducii (1966)

91 min | Action, Adventure, History

During the 18th century in the mountains of Wallachia, a band of outlaws aims to undermine the rule of the Phanariots and the Ottomans. Two stepbrothers, Sarbu and Amza, lead this band with their complex and violent relationship.

Director: Dinu Cocea | Stars: Ion Besoiu, Marga Barbu, Amza Pellea, Elisabeta Jar

Votes: 244

5. Reconstruction (1968)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

A prosecutor, policemen and teacher bring the students Vuica and Nicu to a restaurant to re-enact their drunken brawl there, and have it filmed to show the effects of alcoholism.

Director: Lucian Pintilie | Stars: George Constantin, Emil Botta, George Mihaita, Vladimir Gaitan

Votes: 1,307

6. The Axe (1969)

102 min | Crime, Drama

A breathtaking story in which a woman goes in search of her husband

Director: Mircea Muresan | Stars: Margarita Lozano, Folco Lulli, Sidonia Manolache, Paul Misai

Votes: 450

7. Michael the Brave (1970)

203 min | Action, Biography, Drama

At the end of the 16th century Wallachian ruler Prince Michael the Brave overcame the adversity of the Ottoman and Austrian Empires to unite Wallachia, Moldavia and Transylvania into one country.

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: Amza Pellea, Ion Besoiu, Olga Tudorache, Irina Gardescu

Votes: 5,915

8. B.D. in the mountains and on the seaside (1971)

100 min | Comedy, Action, Crime

Three paroled inept Romanian convicts dream up get-rich-quick schemes on the Black Sea Riviera where a petty-crime police squad led by Captain Panait is vacationing.

Director: Mircea Dragan | Stars: Toma Caragiu, Dem Radulescu, Ion Fintesteanu, Puiu Calinescu

Votes: 1,564

9. Cu mâinile curate (1972)

95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Set in post war Romania, a communist who was tortured by the fascists during the war is now a police detective and sets about clearing his city of gangsters and black marketeers.

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: Ilarion Ciobanu, Alexandru Dobrescu, Sergiu Nicolaescu, Gheorghe Dinica

Votes: 912

10. The Immortals (1974)

103 min | Action, Adventure, History

It's the story of a few men that wonder across Europe trying to come home and rebuild what Mihai Viteazul called "romanian dream".

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: Amza Pellea, Ion Besoiu, Ilarion Ciobanu, Sergiu Nicolaescu

Votes: 775

12. Operation 'The Monster' (1976)

102 min | Comedy

A group of five work colleagues leave for an expedition in the Danube Delta, without letting their wives know anything about it. Going fishing and hunting, the characters end up in the ... See full synopsis »

Director: Manole Marcus | Stars: Toma Caragiu, Octavian Cotescu, Marin Moraru, Nineta Gusti

Votes: 1,182

13. Revansa (1978)

101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After Iron Guard member Paraipan discovers that commissioner Moldovan had staged his own death, he kidnaps Moldovan's son in order to draw him out. Tensions build up resulting in a final epic confrontation.

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: Gheorghe Dinica, Sergiu Nicolaescu, Jean Constantin, Amza Pellea

Votes: 618

14. Uncle Marin, the Billionaire (1979)

88 min | Comedy

A Romanian peasant, visiting a friend who is working at a hotel on the Black Sea Riviera, is mistaken for a look-alike rich American businessman.

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: Amza Pellea, Draga Olteanu Matei, Jean Constantin, Stefan Mihailescu-Braila

Votes: 3,065

15. Croaziera (1981)

122 min | Comedy

The best workers from various factories in the communist system are rewarded a cruise on the Danube. The people in charge fight for bureaucratic reasons while the young ones are looking for adventure.

Director: Mircea Daneliuc | Stars: Tora Vasilescu, Nicolae Albani, Maria Gligor, Paul Lavric

Votes: 210

16. Ringul (1984)

96 min | Drama

Andrei is now a truck driver. But on one of his travels to Germany, he must become a boxer once again just for one night in the middleweight category.

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: Marin Moraru, Sergiu Nicolaescu, Constantin Brînzea, Mihail Vasile Boghita

Votes: 262

17. Confessions of Love (1985)

95 min | Drama, Romance

The trials and tribulations of two high school students deeply in love with each other, but facing the challenge of their completely different social backgrounds, during the twilight of the communist Romania.

Director: Nicolae Corjos | Stars: Adrian Paduraru, Carmen Enea, Teodora Mares, Ion Caramitru

Votes: 468

19. The Moromete Family (1987)

142 min | Drama

The story of a family: Problems, marriage, taxes, revenge, friendship, army and much more.

Director: Stere Gulea | Stars: Victor Rebengiuc, Luminita Gheorghiu, Gina Patrichi, Dorel Visan

Votes: 3,377

20. The Oak (1992)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

A description of Romania before Ceausescu's downfall, through the story of Nela. Daughter of a former colonel of the Securitate, the romanian political police. She refused to become as her ... See full summary »

Director: Lucian Pintilie | Stars: Maia Morgenstern, Razvan Vasilescu, Victor Rebengiuc, Dorel Visan

Votes: 2,202

21. Asphalt Tango (1996)

100 min | Comedy

A desperate husband chases a bus full of beautiful women headed for Paris, France.

Director: Nae Caranfil | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Mircea Diaconu, Florin Calinescu, Constantin Cotimanis

Votes: 1,463

22. The Crazy Stranger (1997)

Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A man is looking for a singer he had heard on cassette. He finds much more.

Director: Tony Gatlif | Stars: Romain Duris, Rona Hartner, Izidor Serban, Ovidiu Balan

Votes: 7,012 | Gross: $0.67M

23. Philanthropy (2002)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

Ovidiu, a high-school teacher looking for an extra buck, finds an unexpected way to earn easy money.

Director: Nae Caranfil | Stars: Mircea Diaconu, Gheorghe Dinica, Mara Nicolescu, Viorica Voda

Votes: 11,599

24. Exam (2003)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

While fully enjoying the life of the 70's, in communist Romania, a young man is arrested and accused of a terrible crime. Freed a few years later and deeply affected by his sinister ... See full summary »

Director: Titus Muntean | Stars: Marius Stanescu, Gheorghe Dinica, Clara Voda, Gheorghe Visu

Votes: 450

25. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)

R | 153 min | Drama

86 Metascore

Mr. Lãzãrescu, a dying old man, is shuttled from hospital to hospital by a loyal paramedic as doctors refuse to operate and no one can agree on a diagnosis.

Director: Cristi Puiu | Stars: Doru Ana, Monica Barladeanu, Alina Berzunteanu, Dorian Boguta

Votes: 12,179 | Gross: $0.08M

26. 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

A local talk show host organizes an alcoholic professor and a pensioner known for playing Santa Claus to decide whether there was ever a revolution in their town Vaslui.

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu | Stars: Mircea Andreescu, Teodor Corban, Ion Sapdaru, Mirela Cioaba

Votes: 6,532 | Gross: $0.09M

27. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

97 Metascore

A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania.

Director: Cristian Mungiu | Stars: Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, Alexandru Potocean

Votes: 52,100 | Gross: $1.19M

28. Silent Wedding (2008)

87 min | Comedy, Drama, History

In a small isolated village, in 1953, a wedding is interrupted by the news about the death of Stalin. Because any public celebration is forbidden, they decide to turn the happy event into a silent wedding.

Director: Horatiu Malaele | Stars: Meda Andreea Victor, Alexandru Potocean, Valentin Teodosiu, Alexandru Bindea

Votes: 4,983

29. Tales from the Golden Age (2009)

Not Rated | 155 min | Comedy, History

68 Metascore

Several urban legends of Communist Romania are dramatized.

Directors: Hanno Höfer, Razvan Marculescu, Cristian Mungiu, Constantin Popescu, Ioana Uricaru | Stars: Diana Cavallioti, Radu Iacoban, Vlad Ivanov, Tania Popa

Votes: 4,590

30. The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (2010)

Not Rated | 180 min | Documentary, Biography, History

87 Metascore

The film explores the image of the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu using unknown official footage from the Romanian National Television and National Film Archives.

Director: Andrei Ujica | Stars: Nicolae Ceausescu, Elena Ceausescu, Stefan Andrei, Gheorghe Apostol

Votes: 1,290 | Gross: $0.03M

31. Child's Pose (2013)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

77 Metascore

After the terrible news of a fatal car accident involving her son, a desperate mother will do anything in her power to set her child free.

Director: Cãlin Peter Netzer | Stars: Luminita Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Natasa Raab, Ilinca Goia

Votes: 7,219 | Gross: $0.09M

32. Aferim! (2015)

Not Rated | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

Set in early 19th century Romania, a policeman, Costandin, is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife.

Director: Radu Jude | Stars: Teodor Corban, Mihai Comanoiu, Toma Cuzin, Alexandru Dabija

Votes: 5,797 | Gross: $0.10M

33. Graduation (2016)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama

84 Metascore

A film about compromises and the implications of the parent's role.

Director: Cristian Mungiu | Stars: Adrian Titieni, Maria Dragus, Lia Bugnar, Mãlina Manovici

Votes: 10,365 | Gross: $0.18M



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