Estonian Movies - Top 100

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1. November (2017)

115 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

79 Metascore

In a poor Estonian village, a group of peasants use magic and folk remedies to survive the winter, and a young woman tries to get a young man to love her.

Director: Rainer Sarnet | Stars: Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik, Arvo Kukumägi, Katariina Unt

Votes: 2,871 | Gross: $0.02M

2. The Little Comrade (2018)

99 min | Drama

In the midst of Stalinist tyranny, six-year-old Leelo's mother is sent to a prison camp. Haunted by her mother's last words telling her to be a good kid, Leelo vows to be on her best ... See full summary »

Director: Moonika Siimets | Stars: Tambet Tuisk, Helena Maria Reisner, Yuliya Aug, Juhan Ulfsak

Votes: 817

3. Free Range/Ballad on Approving of the World (2013)

104 min | Drama

The story of a promising, young man with exciting career opportunities and looming marital bliss.

Director: Veiko Õunpuu | Stars: Lauri Lagle, Jaanika Arum, Laura Peterson, Peeter Volkonski

Votes: 345

4. The Days That Confused (2016)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

A young man trying to make sense of the world in the summer heat of late nineties Estonia.

Director: Triin Ruumet | Stars: Hendrik Toompere Jr. Jr., Kait Kall, Kristjan Lüüs, Reimo Sagor

Votes: 692

5. Names Engraved in Marble (2002)

95 min | Drama, Romance, War

This movie is about the Estonian War of Independence (1918-1920), specifically the students fighting on the nationalist side, but also shown the conflict between two ideologies (Estonian nationalism and communism).

Director: Elmo Nüganen | Stars: Priit Võigemast, Indrek Sammul, Hele Kõre, Alo Kõrve

Votes: 2,005

6. Cherry Tobacco (2014)

93 min | Romance

Cherry Tobacco is about a small-town girl, Laura, who is constantly bored. Her mother gets on her nerves, boys her age are stupid and everything anyone wants to do seems childish. One day ... See full summary »

Directors: Andres Maimik, Katrin Maimik | Stars: Maris Nõlvak, Gert Raudsep, Getter Meresmaa, Anne Reemann

Votes: 439

7. Phantom Owl Forest (2018)

90 min | Family

"Eia's Christmas at Phantom Owl Farm" is about a 10-year-old girl Eia who, due to many coincidences, has to spend her Christmas break at a Southern-Estonian farm called Phantom Owl Farm. ... See full summary »

Director: Anu Aun | Stars: Maria Annus, Robert Annus, Annabrith Heinmaa, Marvin Inno

Votes: 207

8. The Secret Society of Souptown (2015)

95 min | Action, Adventure, Family

When the town is attacked by a mystical virus that turns all the grown-ups into children, four brave 10 year olds fight back to save their loved ones despite all the obstacles.

Director: Margus Paju | Stars: Olivia Viikant, Arabella Antons, Hugo Soosaar, Karl Jakob Vibur

Votes: 505

9. Disco and Atomic War (2009)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

59 Metascore

A story about growing up in the Soviet Union. The film tells the story of a strange kind of information war, where a totalitarian regime stands face to face with the heroes of popular ... See full summary »

Director: Jaak Kilmi | Stars: Kiur Aarma, Jaak Kilmi, Alo Kõrve, Jaan Tootsen

Votes: 435

10. Take It or Leave It (2018)

102 min | Drama

What would you do if one day a newborn baby was put on your hands and said: take it or leave it.

Director: Liina Trishkina | Stars: Reimo Sagor, Nora Altrov, Emily Viikman, Liis Lass

Votes: 463

11. Lammas all paremas nurgas (1992)

85 min | Comedy, Family

A warm movie about two boys, who discover a secret of a painting that was considered to be lost. The adventures begin, when a boss of a bunch of criminals finds out about the painting.

Director: Lembit Ulfsak | Stars: Tõnu Kark, Margus Alver, Kaur Sinissaar, Dan Põldroos

Votes: 263

12. In the Crosswind (2014)

90 min | Drama, History

"Risttuules" is very emotional and tragic movie about mass deportation to Siberia based on memories of Erna. It all started 14th of June 1941 when trucks came for the innocent families with... See full summary »

Director: Martti Helde | Stars: Laura Peterson, Tarmo Song, Mirt Preegel, Ingrid Isotamm

Votes: 1,312

13. Georg (2007)

105 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A movie about the life of legendary Estonian singer Georg Ots.

Director: Peeter Simm | Stars: Marko Matvere, Anastasiya Makeeva, Renars Kaupers, Tõnu Kark

Votes: 339

14. Made in Estonia (2003)

100 min | Comedy

A clumsy radio-announcer is reading a talk-serial in the radio every day. As he puts his dreams in the tale, the story goes more and more difficult to control. Based on a famous ... See full summary »

Director: Rando Pettai | Stars: Henrik Normann, Madis Milling, Piret Laurimaa, Robert Gutman

Votes: 451

15. Revolution of Pigs (2004)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

"Revolution of Pigs" is an adventurous youth comedy, taking place in a Woodstock-like milieu. The main character is Tanel, a 15-year-old boy, who, taking part of a youth revolt against the system, finds himself and his love.

Directors: Jaak Kilmi, René Reinumägi | Stars: Jass Seljamaa, Evelin Kuusik, Lilian Alto, Uku Uusberg

Votes: 362

16. A Lady in Paris (2012)

94 min | Drama

Anne leaves Estonia to come to Paris and care for Frida, an elderly Estonian lady who emigrated to France long ago. Anne soon realizes that she is not wanted. All Frida wants from life is ... See full summary »

Director: Ilmar Raag | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Laine Mägi, Patrick Pineau, François Beukelaers

Votes: 720

17. Suvi (1976)

81 min | Comedy, Drama

Characters familiar from Kevade are now in their 20s. In the beginning of the 20th century, Joosep Toots has returned from Russia, where he learned agriculture. He wants to start reforming ... See full summary »

Director: Arvo Kruusement | Stars: Aare Laanemets, Riina Hein, Margus Lepa, Kaljo Kiisk

Votes: 608

18. 186 Kilometers (2007)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

The well-known but out-of-luck actor Jan Uuspõld sets out to hitchhike through Estonia to Tartu.

Directors: Andres Maimik, Rain Tolk | Stars: Tiina Vilu Demjanov, Jan Uuspõld, Allar Remma, Veke Ahtiainen

Votes: 708

19. Shop of Dreams (2005)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

Three women start a costume renting company after losing their jobs.

Director: Peeter Urbla | Stars: Maarja Jakobson, Anne Reemann, Evelin Võigemast, Karol Kuntsel

Votes: 236

20. Kevade (1969)

84 min | Drama

Semi-autobiographical story by Oskar Luts about friendship, love and life in a small Estonian country boarding school in the late 1800s. Followed by Suvi (1976) and Sügis (1990).

Director: Arvo Kruusement | Stars: Arno Liiver, Riina Hein, Aare Laanemets, Margus Lepa

Votes: 1,209

21. Ruudi (2006)

112 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A family comedy about a 7-year-old boy, who's a devoted viking fan.

Director: Katrin Laur | Stars: Paul Oskar Soe, Juta Altmets, Tarvo Langeberg, Marvo Langeberg

Votes: 214

22. Mushrooming (2012)

93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

A journalist has gotten wind of corruption rumors involving a politician. On the day the journalist tries to contact him, he decides to go mushrooming with his wife.

Director: Toomas Hussar | Stars: Raivo E. Tamm, Elina Reinold, Juhan Ulfsak, Hendrik Toompere Jr. Jr.

Votes: 1,078

23. Living Images (2013)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The main character, Helmi, is born into the house of Baron von Strandmann in Old-Town Tallinn, in 1908. The only thing that she knows for sure about her past is that her mother was an ... See full summary »

Director: Hardi Volmer | Stars: Linda Tallinn, Mairen Mangusson, Sandra Uusberg, Anu Lamp

Votes: 238

24. Klassikokkutulek 2: Pulmad ja matused (2018)

90 min | Comedy

The sequel to film "Class Reunion" sees the return of the three high-school friends Mart (Mait Malmsten), Andres (Ago Anderson) and Toomas (Henry "Genka" Kõrvits). This time they are ... See full summary »

Director: René Vilbre | Stars: Mait Malmsten, Ago Anderson, Genka, Indrek Ojari

Votes: 382

25. The Idiot (2011)

132 min | Drama, History

A story of a man, whose sincerity becomes a great weapon in a cynical world.

Director: Rainer Sarnet | Stars: Risto Kübar, Katariina Unt, Tambet Tuisk, Ragne Veensalu

Votes: 216

26. Klassikokkutulek (2016)

90 min | Comedy

Three middle aged men are going to their high school reunion after 25 years and the troubles that come with it.

Director: René Vilbre | Stars: Mait Malmsten, Maarja Jakobson, Sofia Fe Soe, Franz Malmsten

Votes: 850

29. The Highway Crossing (1999)

68 min | Comedy, Drama

Surprised by rain and sudden darkness Laura and Roland, a young couple hitch-hiking on an empty road, decide to seek shelter at a nearby country house. Osvald, the owner, seems to know the ... See full summary »

Director: Arko Okk | Stars: Andrus Vaarik, Piret Kalda, Jaan Tätte, Emil Urbel

Votes: 250

30. I Was Here (2008)

95 min | Crime, Drama

A 17-year-old boy becomes a drug dealer and the decision that draws him into causes turbulent events he can't control.

Director: René Vilbre | Stars: Rasmus Kaljujärv, Doris Tislar, Marilyn Jurman, Hele Kõre

Votes: 1,039

31. 1944 (2015)

100 min | Drama, History, War

In 1944 Estonia, a fratricide war ensues when Estonians of the retreating German forces fight against Estonians conscripted into the advancing Soviet Red Army.

Director: Elmo Nüganen | Stars: Kaspar Velberg, Kristjan Üksküla, Maiken Schmidt, Gert Raudsep

Votes: 4,424

32. Well, Come On, Smile (1985)

85 min | Drama

A sensitive girl struggles with first love and bullying in a 1980's Soviet orphanage.

Directors: Leida Laius, Arvo Iho | Stars: Monika Järv, Hendrik Toompere Jr., Tauri Tallermaa, Katrin Tamleht

Votes: 189

34. Tangerines (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, War

73 Metascore

In 1992, war rages in Abkhazia, a breakaway region of Georgia. An Estonian man Ivo has decided to stay behind and harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo takes him in.

Director: Zaza Urushadze | Stars: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Giorgi Nakashidze, Misha Meskhi

Votes: 34,460 | Gross: $0.14M

35. The Fencer (2015)

99 min | Biography, Drama, History

60 Metascore

Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.

Director: Klaus Härö | Stars: Märt Avandi, Ursula Ratasepp, Hendrik Toompere Sr., Liisa Koppel

Votes: 4,163 | Gross: $0.10M

36. Viimne reliikvia (1969)

86 min | Adventure, History, Romance

A medieval love story with lots of adventures. The times are troubled - there's a revolt of peasants going on. To secure its safety a monastery chases for a relics of a holy Brigitte. A ... See full summary »

Director: Grigori Kromanov | Stars: Aleksandr Goloborodko, Igrida Andrina, Elza Radzina, Rolan Bykov

Votes: 1,309

37. The Adventurer (1983)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

The story is about an Estonian Don Juan, who actually is a writer, who leaves home in spring and is brought home again in autumn, by his wife.

Director: Kaljo Kiisk | Stars: Tõnu Kark, Viire Valdma, Paul Poom, Egon Nuter

Votes: 311

38. Zero Point (2014)

PG | 115 min | Drama

After being denounced as an outcast in school and frightened away from home by his mother's developing schizophrenia, there is no other way out for Johannes but to start improving his life by reforming himself.

Director: Mihkel Ulk | Stars: Märt Pius, Epp Eespäev, Uku Arop, Tambet Tuisk

Votes: 883

39. Lotte from Gadgetville (2006)

81 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Somewhere in Europe by a great sea stands a small village, where inventing all manner of domestic gadgets is held in great esteem. The villagers organize an annual competition of new ... See full summary »

Directors: Heiki Ernits, Janno Põldma | Stars: Evelin Võigemast, Andero Ermel, Argo Aadli, Lembit Ulfsak

Votes: 383

40. The Dissidents (2017)

90 min | Action, Comedy

An upbeat comedy about three boys that escape from Soviet Estonia to Sweden via Finland in the 1980s to fulfill their dreams in the free world.

Director: Jaak Kilmi | Stars: Märt Pius, Karl-Andreas Kalmet, Veiko Porkanen, Esko Salminen

Votes: 632

41. Autumn Ball (2007)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama

A film about the loneliness, despair and hope of six people who all live in a bleak Soviet-era apartment complex in Tallinn, Estonia.

Director: Veiko Õunpuu | Stars: Rain Tolk, Taavi Eelmaa, Juhan Ulfsak, Sulevi Peltola

Votes: 1,823

42. Green Cats (2017)

105 min | Drama

This is a story of two old folks, who have spent most of their lives behind prison walls. Now, as seventy year old men, they have been granted amnesty. Both men have a passionate desire to ... See full summary »

Director: Andres Puustusmaa | Stars: Tõnu Kark, Sergey Makovetskiy, Jüri Aarma, Liisa Aibel

Votes: 70

43. The Polar Boy (2016)

97 min | Drama

Mattias is a young talented photographer in his final year of secondary school, who has a dream to become a student of the Berlin Arts Academy. He unexpectedly falls in love with a wild ... See full summary »

Director: Anu Aun | Stars: Roland Laos, Jaanika Arum, Eric Simonin, Raivo Adlas

Votes: 272

44. Teesklejad (2016)

102 min | Drama, Thriller

Intent on repairing a rift in their relationship, Anna and Juhan retreat to a seaside house lent to them by well-heeled friends. After witnessing an accident on rocky shore, they take in a ... See full summary »

Director: Vallo Toomla | Stars: Mirtel Pohla, Priit Võigemast, Mari Abel, Meelis Rämmeld

Votes: 369

45. Nukie (1987)

PG | 95 min | Family, Sci-Fi

An alien called Nukie searches for his brother Miko, who has been captured by the U.S. government.

Directors: Sias Odendaal, Michael Pakleppa | Stars: Glynis Johns, Steve Railsback, Ronald France, Siphiwe Mlangeni

Votes: 1,067

46. Keskea rõõmud (1987)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

Five people who have recently reached their middle-ages are driving through Estonia to visit a famous witch-therapist to get rid of their problems. But isn't it just weariness of life that ... See full summary »

Director: Lembit Ulfsak | Stars: Tõnu Kark, Maria Klenskaja, Kaie Mihkelson, Ülle Kaljuste

Votes: 155

47. Arabella, mereröövli tütar (1983)

69 min | Adventure, Family

Arabella is a daughter of the world's most terrifying pirate captain. She loves her father but also dreams about a life of a usual girl. One day a weird stranger is saved from the sea who ... See full summary »

Director: Peeter Simm | Stars: Inga-Kai Puskar-Polonski, Lembit Peterson, Urmas Kibuspuu, Raivo Trass

Votes: 204