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1. Gods (2014)

120 min | Biography, Drama

The early career of cardiac surgeon Zbigniew Religa. Despite harsh reality of the 1980s Poland, he successfully leads a team of doctors to the country's first human heart transplantation.

Director: Lukasz Palkowski | Stars: Tomasz Kot, Piotr Glowacki, Szymon Piotr Warszawski, Magdalena Czerwinska

Votes: 4,432

Poland

2. 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: 12,138 | Gross: $0.08M

Romania

3. Closer to the Moon (2014)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

47 Metascore

A Romanian police officer teams up with a small crew of old friends from the World War II Jewish Resistance to pull off a heist by convincing everyone at the scene of the crime that they are only filming a movie.

Director: Nae Caranfil | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Mark Strong, Harry Lloyd, Anton Lesser

Votes: 3,579

Romania

4. Before the Rain (1994)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War

In the republic of Macedonia, amid war in Bosnia, an Albanian girl being hunted by Christians is offered protection by a monk who has taken a vow of silence.

Director: Milcho Manchevski | Stars: Katrin Cartlidge, Rade Serbedzija, Grégoire Colin, Josif Josifovski

Votes: 12,839 | Gross: $0.76M

Macedonia

6. 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: 1,305

Romania

7. The Third Half (2012)

113 min | Drama, History, Romance

Determined to build the best football club in the country, Dimitry hires the German coach, Rudolph Spitz, to galvanize his rag tag team but - when the first Nazi tanks roll through the city and Rebecca, the beautiful daughter of a local banker, elopes with his star player, all Dimitry's plans must change.

Director: Darko Mitrevski | Stars: Katarina Ivanovska, Sasko Kocev, Richard Sammel, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 7,974

8. Mothers (2010)

123 min | Drama

Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village - an elderly brother and sister who ... See full summary »

Director: Milcho Manchevski | Stars: Emilija Stojkovska, Milijana Bogdanoska, Dime Ilijev, Marina Pankova

Votes: 679

9. The Chaos Class (1975)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

Lazy, uneducated students share a very close bond. They live together in the dormitory, where they plan their latest pranks. When a new headmaster arrives, the students naturally try to overthrow him. A comic war of nitwits follows.

Director: Ertem Egilmez | Stars: Kemal Sunal, Münir Özkul, Halit Akçatepe, Tarik Akan

Votes: 33,650

10. 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: 7,205 | Gross: $0.09M

11. Vlad Tepes (1979)

114 min | Drama, History

Vlad Tepes, otherwise known as Vlad the Impaler and Dracula, fights the Ottoman Turks on the battlefield and the Hungarian Boyars in his court.

Director: Doru Nastase | Stars: Stefan Sileanu, Ernest Maftei, Emanoil Petrut, Teofil Vâlcu

Votes: 883

12. 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: 3,366

13. The Earth's Most Beloved Son (1993)

138 min | Drama

The film is an adaptation of a novel by Marin Preda, a controversial novelist who died during the Communist rule soon after the book was published. It tells the story of an intellectual, ... See full summary »

Director: Serban Marinescu | Stars: Stefan Iordache, Gheorghe Dinica, Dorel Visan, Maia Morgenstern

Votes: 1,475

14. 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: 11,585

15. 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: 2,197

16. Next Stop Paradise (1998)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

The Bucharest's suburb, a torrid summer day. Norica, a waitress and Mitu, a swineherd, meet and tease each other and starts a beverage competition. Their relationship is not just a ... See full summary »

Director: Lucian Pintilie | Stars: Costel Cascaval, Dorina Chiriac, Gheorghe Visu, Victor Rebengiuc

Votes: 1,868

17. An Unforgettable Summer (1994)

82 min | Drama, Romance, War

Romania in the 1920's. Marie-Thérèse Von Debretsy refuses the advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to a dark and dangerous ... See full summary »

Director: Lucian Pintilie | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Claudiu Bleont, Olga Tudorache, George Constantin

Votes: 810 | Gross: $0.07M

18. 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: 10,318 | Gross: $0.18M

19. Ana, mon amour (2017)

125 min | Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

Toma and Ana meet as students in the literature faculty and quickly fall in love.

Director: Cãlin Peter Netzer | Stars: Mircea Postelnicu, Diana Cavallioti, Tania Popa, Igor Caras-Romanov

Votes: 1,420

20. On Body and Soul (2017)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

77 Metascore

When slaughterhouse workers Endre and Mária discover they share the same dreams - where they meet in a forest as deer and fall in love - they decide to make their dreams come true but it's difficult in real life.

Director: Ildikó Enyedi | Stars: Géza Morcsányi, Alexandra Borbély, Zoltán Schneider, Ervin Nagy

Votes: 18,901

21. My Beautiful Country (2012)

88 min | Drama, Romance, War

A moving love story in a time of hatred: During the civil war in Kosovo, the young Serbian widow Danica falls in love with Ramiz, a Albanian soldier who, wounded in battle, seeks refuge in her home on the Serbian side of the River Ibar.

Director: Michaela Kezele | Stars: Zrinka Cvitesic, Misel Maticevic, Andrija Nikcevic, Milos Mesarovic

Votes: 396

22. On the Path (2010)

100 min | Drama

From Bosnia/Herzegovina: Amar finds a new job working with a community of Muslims. This affects his relationship with his girlfriend Luna as his beliefs begin to change.

Director: Jasmila Zbanic | Stars: Zrinka Cvitesic, Leon Lucev, Ermin Bravo, Mirjana Karanovic

Votes: 1,720

23. Remake (2003)

102 min | Biography, Drama, History

The parallel coming-of-age stories of a father living in Sarajevo during World War II and his son living through the Siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War.

Director: Dino Mustafic | Stars: Ermin Bravo, Aleksandar Seksan, Ermin Sijamija, Dejan Acimovic

Votes: 691 | Gross: $41.87M

24. The Perfect Circle (1997)

110 min | Drama, War

An alcoholic Bosnian poet sends his wife and daughter away from Sarajevo so they can avoid the troubles there. However, he is soon descended upon by a pair of orphaned brothers. The ... See full summary »

Director: Ademir Kenovic | Stars: Mustafa Nadarevic, Almedin Leleta, Almir Podgorica, Josip Pejakovic

Votes: 1,788

25. Who's Singin' Over There? (1980)

86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

It's April 5, 1941, somewhere in Serbia. A group of people go on a bus to Belgrade, on a journey that will change their lives forever.

Director: Slobodan Sijan | Stars: Pavle Vuisic, Dragan Nikolic, Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic, Aleksandar Bercek

Votes: 12,482

26. Colonel Redl (1985)

R | 144 min | Biography, Drama, History

Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl (Brandauer), an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Hans Christian Blech, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Gudrun Landgrebe

Votes: 2,423 | Gross: $0.00M

27. Bizalom (1980)

105 min | Drama

During WW2 Hungarian resistance hides a married couple from the officials. The woman is sent to act as the wife of one of the resistance members who is also in hiding and pretending to be somebody else. They slowly begin to fall in love.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Ildikó Bánsági, Péter Andorai, Oszkárné Gombik, Károly Csáki

Votes: 498

28. Dear Emma, Sweet Böbe (1992)

90 min | Drama

The story shows Emma's and Böbe's fight for survival, for keeping their position in society which they achieved with hard work in the previous regime. They don't want to lose their place and become village girls again.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Johanna ter Steege, Enikö Börcsök, Péter Andorai, Éva Kerekes

Votes: 430

29. Taking Sides (2001)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Music, War

61 Metascore

A tale based on the life of Wilhelm Furtwangler, the controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic whose tenure coincided with the controversial Nazi era. One of the most spectacular ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Stellan Skarsgård, Moritz Bleibtreu, Birgit Minichmayr

Votes: 3,010 | Gross: $0.19M

30. Demimonde (2015 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama, History, Mystery

The story of three women - a famous prostitute, her housekeeper and their new maid - living in Budapest of 1910s, whose passionate, bizarre and complex relationship can only lead to one thing: murder.

Director: Attila Szász | Stars: Patricia Kovács, Dorka Gryllus, Laura Döbrösi, János Kulka

Votes: 2,153

31. Man of Iron (1981)

PG | 156 min | Drama, History

A worker becomes a "man of iron" forged by experience, a son comes to terms with his father, a couple fall in love, a reporter searches for courage, and a nation undergoes historic change. ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Krystyna Janda, Marian Opania, Wieslawa Kosmalska

Votes: 2,710

32. Man of Marble (1977)

160 min | Drama

In 1976, a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a 1950s bricklayer, Birkut, who was briefly a proletariat hero, at how that heroism was... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Krystyna Janda, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Tadeusz Lomnicki, Jacek Lomnicki

Votes: 3,454

33. Katyn (2007)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, History, War

81 Metascore

An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Andrzej Chyra, Maja Ostaszewska, Artur Zmijewski, Danuta Stenka

Votes: 14,304 | Gross: $0.12M

34. The Promised Land (1975)

Not Rated | 179 min | Drama

At the turn of the century, Lodz, Poland was a quick-paced manufacturing center for textiles, replete with cutthroat industrialists and unsafe working conditions. Three young friends, a ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Wojciech Pszoniak, Andrzej Seweryn, Anna Nehrebecka

Votes: 2,715

35. Danton (1983)

PG | 136 min | Biography, Drama, History

In 1793, as the Terror begins in France, Georges Danton, a champion-of-the-people, returns to clash against Maximilien Robespierre and his extremist party.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Wojciech Pszoniak, Anne Alvaro, Roland Blanche

Votes: 5,647



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