With Ceskoslovenský Státní Film (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Intimate Lighting (1965)

TV-PG | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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One of the most important images of the Czech New Wave 60s, which was ranked among the top ten domestic films of all time. Feature debut screenwriter and director Ivan Passer is currently ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Zdenek Bezusek, Karel Blazek, Miroslav Cvrk, Vera Kresadlová

Votes: 1,080

2. Le Notti Bianche (1957)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A humble clerk courts a woman who night after night awaits for the return of her lover.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Maria Schell, Marcello Mastroianni, Jean Marais, Marcella Rovena

Votes: 6,588

3. Invention for Destruction (1958)

Unrated | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.5
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An evil millionaire named Artigas plans to use a super-explosive device to conquer the world from his headquarters inside an enormous volcano.

Director: Karel Zeman | Stars: Lubor Tokos, Arnost Navrátil, Miroslav Holub, Frantisek Slégr

Votes: 1,637

4. A Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955)

83 min | Adventure, Animation, Family

7.5
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Youngest of four boys one day finds a fossil of trilobite. So his older friend take him on journey through prehistory, up to beginning of time, to see real live trilobites.

Director: Karel Zeman | Stars: Vladimír Bejval, Petr Herrman, Zdenek Hustak, Josef Lukás

Votes: 1,371

5. I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970)

95 min | Sci-Fi, Comedy

6.9
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This futuristic science fiction comedy features an atomic bomb blast that causes women to grow beards and lose the ability to have children. A summit meeting is held at the United Nations, ... See full summary »

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Jirí Sovák, Jana Brejchová, Lubomír Lipský, Iva Janzurová

Votes: 408

6. Krakatit (1948)

97 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.4
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Based on a novel by Karel Capek, a prominent Czech writer of the early 20th century, who coined the word robot for his play R.U.R., the story revolves around a discovery of Krakatit-a ... See full summary »

Director: Otakar Vávra | Stars: Karel Höger, Florence Marly, Eduard Linkers, Jirí Plachý

Votes: 292

7. Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966)

80 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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"What if someone had an absurd dream and the visions ran out in the street?" a scientist asks Rose, a researcher who discovers a way to engender beneficial dreams (to produce contented, ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Dana Medrická, Jirí Sovák, Olga Schoberová, Juraj Visny

Votes: 868

8. The Emperor and the Golem (1952)

110 min | Comedy, Fantasy

8.1
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Rudolph II, the Holy Roman Emperor, does not have a simple life. And yet he manages to complicate it even more with his frequent outbursts of anger. While he searches for a mythical Golem, ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Fric | Stars: Jan Werich, Marie Vásová, Natasa Gollová, Bohus Záhorský

Votes: 1,100

9. Conscience (1948)

Drama

7.6
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Insurer Dolezal, uncompromising in his office, a regular husband and father of twelve-year-old Jirka and little Alice, spends a business trip a night with secretary Vlasta. In the morning, ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Krejcík | Stars: Eduard Dubský, Jindrich Fairaizl, Vladimír Hlavatý, Oldrich Hoblík

Votes: 49

10. Something Different (1963)

85 min | Drama

7.1
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Two stories are simultaneously told. One dutiful mother progressively becomes a frustrated woman who is the only one assuming the family responsibilities of working at home and looking ... See full summary »

Director: Vera Chytilová | Stars: Eva Bosáková, Vera Uzelacová, Josef Langmiler, Jirí Kodet

Votes: 350

11. Carriage to Vienna (1966)

78 min | Drama, War

7.7
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A WW2 story of a young Austrian soldier running from the Russian army and a woman whom he forces to come along in order to save his wounded mate.

Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Iva Janzurová, Jaromír Hanzlík, Ludek Munzar, Vladimír Ptácek

Votes: 600

12. The Emperor's Nightingale (1949)

55 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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A Chinese emperor prefers the tinkling of a bejeweled mechanical bird to the song of a real nightingale. When the Emperor is near death, a nightingale's song restores his health and teaches... See full summary »

Directors: Jirí Trnka, Milos Makovec | Stars: Helena Patockova, Jaromir Sobotoa, Detsky pevecky sbor Jana Kuhna, Boris Karloff

Votes: 314

13. Distant Journey (1950)

78 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.2
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The terrible effect of the Nazis upon a single Jewish family provides the basis for this drama. The family cannot handle the strain and gradually breaks up. Interspliced within the film are... See full summary »

Director: Alfréd Radok | Stars: Blanka Waleská, Otomar Krejca, Viktor Ocásek, Zdenka Baldová

Votes: 208

14. Higher Principle (1960)

104 min | Drama, War

8.3
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The story of High school in Czechoslovakia during occupation by Nazi Germany, where three students are arrested by Gestapo.

Director: Jirí Krejcík | Stars: Frantisek Smolík, Jana Brejchová, Ivan Mistrík, Alexander Postler

Votes: 524

15. Joseph Kilian (1963)

38 min | Short, Drama

7.3
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A man borrows a cat and when he goes back to return it, the place where he got it is no longer there. He begins his search.

Directors: Pavel Jurácek, Jan Schmidt | Stars: Karel Vasicek, Consuela Morávková, Ivan Ruzicka, Pavel Bartl

Votes: 334

16. Victorious Wings (1951)

86 min | Drama

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Director: Cenek Duba | Stars: Jirí Adamíra, Julius Bartfay, Josef Benátský, Jan Brandýs

17. Romeo, Julie a tma (1960)

92 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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Pavel, a young student living in Prague in 1942, hides a Jewish girl in his apartment building's attic. Amidst the brutality of the occupying German army, love blossoms between the two. He ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Weiss | Stars: Ivan Mistrík, Daniela Smutná, Jirina Sejbalová, Frantisek Smolík

Votes: 336

18. Old Czech Legends (1953)

91 min | Animation, Fantasy, History

6.9
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Excellent stop-motion animation film from one of the best Czech filmmakers, Jirí Trnka. It tells the ancient story of Czechoslovakia, how it was founded by Czech, the Forefather, and a ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Trnka | Stars: Zdenek Stepánek, Eduard Kohout, Karel Höger, Rùzena Nasková

Votes: 176

19. Transport z ráje (1963)

93 min | Drama, War

7.1
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Teresienstadt camp where Nazis held prominent Jews during the World War II. Film shows last days of the camp under the Nazis.

Director: Zbynek Brynych | Stars: Zdenek Stepánek, Ilja Prachar, Jirí Vrstála, Cestmír Randa

Votes: 161

20. The Proud Princess (1952)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.5
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Director: Borivoj Zeman | Stars: Alena Vránová, Vladimír Ráz, Stanislav Neumann, Mária Sýkorová

Votes: 651

21. Bajaja (1950)

87 min | Adventure, Fantasy

6.8
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Bayaya, a young peasant, protected by the spirit of his dead mother, arrives at the castle of the King, where he entertains his three daughters. He soon realizes that the three princesses ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Trnka | Star: Detsky pevecky sbor Jana Kuhna

Votes: 76

22. Courage for Every Day (1964)

85 min | Drama

6.5
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Jarda Lukás (Jan Kacer), a worker from a big machine-tool plant, enjoyed a rather decent career after the Communist putsch in February 1948. As one of the pioneers of the youth-movement of ... See full summary »

Director: Evald Schorm | Stars: Jana Brejchová, Jan Kacer, Jirina Jirásková, Vlastimil Brodský

Votes: 214

23. The Green Notebook (1949)

78 min | Crime, Family

7.0
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Director: Josef Mach | Stars: Eduard Linkers, Svetla Svozilová, Stanislav Neumann, Otto Krcka

Votes: 9

24. Touha (1958)

91 min | Drama

7.0
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Four stories, four seasons of the year, four periods from the human life

Director: Vojtech Jasný | Stars: Jan Jakes, Václav Babka, Jana Brejchová, Jirí Vala

Votes: 61

25. The Golden Fern (1963)

115 min | Fantasy

7.2
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Czech fairy tale about a shepherd who finds a golden fern with magical powers. He can ensure his continued happiness if he does the right thing, but will he?

Director: Jirí Weiss | Stars: Vít Olmer, Daniela Smutná, Karla Chadimová, Frantisek Smolík

Votes: 91

26. Tanková brigáda (1955)

93 min

5.8
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The film is depicting Czechoslovak tank brigade fighting along with the Red Army in the WW II. During the War Czechoslovak armored brigade was formed and trained in the Soviet Union. ... See full summary »

Director: Ivo Toman | Stars: Otomar Krejca, Anonymous, Bedrich Prokos, Zdenek Díte

Votes: 45

27. A Treasure on Bird Island (1952)

75 min | Animation

6.7
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People living on an island finds a treasure, but it does not only do them good.

Director: Karel Zeman | Stars: H. Hustolesova, Zdenek Kríz

Votes: 68

28. The Creation of the World (1958)

83 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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Director: Eduard Hofman | Stars: François Périer, Georges Aminel, Martine Sarcey, André Vessières

Votes: 321

29. Dovolená s Andelem (1953)

76 min | Comedy

6.0
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Strict and always dissatisfied grumbler Mr. Angel gets a voucher for summer recreation. He rejects it at first but he eventually decides to use it and spend 14 days in unionist hut Jezerka together with other merited co-workers.

Director: Borivoj Zeman | Stars: Jaroslav Marvan, Josef Pehr, Josef Kemr, Vladimír Ráz

Votes: 171

30. Divá Bára (1949)

79 min | Drama

6.9
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Director: Vladimír Cech | Stars: Vlasta Fialová, Jana Dítetová, Marie Brozová, Robert Vrchota

Votes: 90

31. What Will My Wife Say to This? (1958)

93 min | Comedy

4.9
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Director: Jaroslav Mach | Stars: Wienczyslaw Glinski, Barbara Polomska, Josef Bek, Hanka Bielicka

Votes: 19

32. When the Woman Butts In (1960)

80 min | Comedy

7.2
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The study of Dr Frantisek Prucha, who bears the nickname Faust, is located in Faust's House, now converted into a hospital. Dr Prucha is worn out from overwork, thus he does not even notice... See full summary »

Director: Zdenek Podskalský | Stars: Miroslav Hornícek, Jana Hlavácová, Vlastimil Brodský, Jirí Sovák

Votes: 80

33. The Poacher's Foster Daughter or Noble Millionaire (1949)

117 min | Comedy, Musical

7.0
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Poor country girl survives the perils of a big city thanks to unselfish support of a noble millionaire.

Director: Martin Fric | Stars: Oldrich Nový, Hana Vítová, Ella Nollová, Otomar Korbelár

Votes: 131

34. Five Out of a Million (1959)

110 min | Drama, Family

6.8
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Set up as a series of very thin sketches or episodes, this several slices-of-life drama is wrapped around the theme of romance.

Director: Zbynek Brynych | Stars: Jaroslav Marvan, Jan Tríska, Frantisek Kreuzmann, Hermína Vojtová

Votes: 17

35. Vlcí jáma (1958)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Jirí Weiss | Stars: Jirina Sejbalová, Jana Brejchová, Miroslav Dolezal, Jaroslav Prucha

Votes: 87

36. The Strike (1947)

77 min | Drama

6.1
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Director: Karel Steklý | Stars: Marie Vásová, Ladislav Bohác, Oleg Reif, Nadezda Gajerová

Votes: 57

37. Vstrecha na Elbe (1949)

104 min | War

6.4
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Director: Grigoriy Aleksandrov | Stars: Vladlen Davydov, Konstantin Nassonov, Boris Andreyev, Mikhail Nazvanov

Votes: 81

38. The Black Battalion (1958)

90 min | Drama

7.1
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Director: Vladimír Cech | Stars: Jaroslav Mares, Frantisek Peterka, Günther Simon, Vladimír Brabec

Votes: 22

39. Provisional Liberty (1958)

93 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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Jean-Paul is a Frenchman who yearns to live in communist Czechoslovakia. His wish is granted when, mistaken as a masseur of a French boating team, he manages to elude the democratic authorities long enough to scamper over the Czech border.

Directors: Henri Aisner, Vladimír Vlcek | Stars: Robert Hossein, Marina Vlady, René Lefèvre, Paul Bisciglia

Votes: 16

40. King Lavra (1950)

30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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A king hides an embarrassing secret - and it causes him to execute every barber who cuts his hair.

Director: Karel Zeman

Votes: 105

41. Vlcie diery (1948)

123 min | Drama, War

7.0
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Director: Palo Bielik | Stars: Beta Ponicanová, Jozef Budský, Mikulás Huba, Juraj Sebok

Votes: 86

42. The Secret of Blood (1953)

108 min | Drama

7.5
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Director: Martin Fric | Stars: Vladimír Ráz, Zdenek Stepánek, Jirina Petrovická, Vlastimil Brodský

Votes: 34

43. Procesí k panence (1961)

82 min | Comedy

5.6
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Director: Vojtech Jasný | Stars: Václav Lohniský, Martin Tapák, Marcela Martínková, Václav Trégl

Votes: 24

44. Obzalovaný (1964)

90 min | Drama

7.3
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Managers at the construction of a big hydro plant are accused of having embezzled money. They have paid the workers generously in return for some of the money.

Directors: Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos | Stars: Vlado Müller, Jaroslav Blazek, Miroslav Machácek, Milan Jedlicka

Votes: 73

45. Wild Beasts (1948)

92 min

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Director: Jirí Weiss | Stars: Vítezslav Vejrazka, Ladislav H. Struna, Milos Nedbal, Sasa Rasilov

46. Kidnapped (1953)

113 min | Drama

4.6
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Directors: Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos | Stars: Jirí Dohnal, Ladislav Pesek, Jaroslav Mares, Antonin Klimsa

Votes: 25

47. Song of the Prairie (1949)

23 min | Animation, Short, Western

6.6
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An animated singing western short in which a cowboy takes on the villain to save his beloved.

Director: Jirí Trnka

Votes: 182

48. Rodná zem (1954)

101 min | Musical, Romance

6.7
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Director: Josef Mach | Stars: Martin Tapák, Heda Melicherová, Karol L. Zachar, Margita Dalmadyová

Votes: 32

49. Kazdy mlady muz (1966)

83 min | Comedy

6.8
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Jurácek's feature debut is shot in two parts. In the first, a corporal accompanies a new recruit with a sore Achilles tendon for his physical, and all the girls or young women they see are ... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Jurácek | Stars: Pavel Landovský, Ivan Vyskocil, Hana Ruzickova, Jaromír Hanzlík

Votes: 52

50. The Portrait (1948)

96 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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People are afraid of the usurer Chazaj and are convinced that he is the bearer of evil. One day Chazaj pays a visit to the poor artist Simon Jordán and asks him to paint his portrait. Simon... See full summary »

Director: Jiri Slavicek | Stars: Otomar Krejca, Ljuba Skorepová, Vladimír Smeral, Ladislav Kulhánek

Votes: 33


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