Czechoslovakia (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)

Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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Inspired by fairytales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red Riding Hood, is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world.

Director: Jaromil Jires | Stars: Jaroslava Schallerová, Helena Anýzová, Petr Kopriva, Jirí Prýmek

Votes: 8,767

2. Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

3.6
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A man discovers that his sister was a werewolf, and helps an investigator track down a gang of the monsters through the United States and eastern Europe.

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Christopher Lee, Annie McEnroe, Reb Brown, Marsha A. Hunt

Votes: 6,624

3. Daisies (1966)

74 min | Comedy

7.4
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After realizing that all world is spoiled, Marie and Marie are committed to be spoiled themselves. They rip off older men, feast in lavish meals and do all kinds of mischief. But what is all this leading to?

Director: Vera Chytilová | Stars: Ivana Karbanová, Jitka Cerhová, Marie Cesková, Jirina Myskova

Votes: 11,013

4. Alice (1988)

Not Rated | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.5
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A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Kristýna Kohoutová, Camilla Power

Votes: 11,961

5. Ecstasy (1933)

TV-MA | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman. She leaves him and one day, she meets a young man and they fall in love. Fate brings the husband together with the young lover that has taken Eva from him.

Director: Gustav Machatý | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Aribert Mog, Zvonimir Rogoz, Leopold Kramer

Votes: 2,238

6. Operation: Daybreak (1975)

PG | 118 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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In 1942, Britain sends a group of British-trained Czech commandos to Prague to assassinate SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, head of the Nazi security services.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Martin Shaw, Joss Ackland, Nicola Pagett

Votes: 1,883

7. The Cremator (1969)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Set in Central Europe during World War II, a demented cremator believes cremation relieves earthly suffering and sets out to save the world.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlasta Chramostová, Jana Stehnová, Milos Vognic

Votes: 7,850

8. The Firemen's Ball (1967)

Not Rated | 73 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A volunteer fire department throws a party for their former boss with the whole town invited, but nothing goes as planned.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jan Vostrcil, Josef Sebánek, Josef Valnoha, Frantisek Debelka

Votes: 10,010

9. Loves of a Blonde (1965)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

7.6
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A factory manager in rural Czechoslovakia bargains with the army to send men to the area, to boost the morale of his young female workers, deprived of male company since the local boys have... See full summary »

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Hana Brejchová, Vladimír Pucholt, Vladimír Mensík, Josef Sebánek

Votes: 7,978

10. Distant Journey (1949)

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: 295

11. Closely Watched Trains (1966)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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An apprentice train dispatcher at a village station seeks his first sexual encounter and becomes despondent when he is unable to perform.

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Václav Neckár, Josef Somr, Vlastimil Brodský, Vladimír Valenta

Votes: 11,876 | Gross: $3.27M

12. Marketa Lazarová (1967)

Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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A grim portrayal of the shift from Paganism to Christianity in medieval central Europe - as a young virgin promised to God is kidnapped and raped by a marauder who her religious father seeks to kill in return.

Director: Frantisek Vlácil | Stars: Josef Kemr, Magda Vásáryová, Nada Hejna, Jaroslav Moucka

Votes: 4,787

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

Not Rated | 83 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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One day a young boy finds a fossil of trilobite. Together with his three friends they set off on an adventurous journey through prehistory, up to the beginning of time.

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

Votes: 1,801

14. Beauty and the Beast (1978)

91 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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In this gothic rendition of the classic fairy tale, a merchant's youngest daughter is held prisoner by a mysterious winged beast.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Zdena Studenková, Vlastimil Harapes, Václav Voska, Jana Brejchová

Votes: 1,238

15. 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: 2,125

16. The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1962)

Not Rated | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.7
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The outrageous Baron Munchausen tells of his many adventures, from meeting the Man in the Moon to defeating a Turkish army all by himself.

Director: Karel Zeman | Stars: Milos Kopecký, Rudolf Jelínek, Jana Brejchová, Karel Höger

Votes: 2,207

17. The Shop on Main Street (1965)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, War

8.3
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A carpenter in the Fascist Slovak State is appointed "Aryan controller" of a Jewish widow's store.

Directors: Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos | Stars: Ida Kaminska, Jozef Kroner, Frantisek Zvarík, Hana Slivková

Votes: 8,239

18. Icarus XB 1 (1963)

81 min | Sci-Fi

7.0
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The year is 2163. Starship Ikaria XB 1 embarks on a long journey across the universe to search for life on the planets of Alpha Centauri.

Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Zdenek Stepánek, Frantisek Smolík, Dana Medrická, Irena Kacírková

Votes: 2,165

19. Adrift (1971)

R | 108 min | Drama

6.8
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A fisherman saves Anada, a woman adrift, from drowning. He takes her to his home, and protects her. Eventually, she occupies a larger place than was to be expected. He commits adultery with... See full summary »

Directors: Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos | Stars: Rade Markovic, Milena Dravic, Paula Pritchett, Jozef Kroner

Votes: 164 | Gross: $0.31M

20. The Girl on the Broomstick (1972)

76 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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Saxana has the enthusiasm, but lacks the right talent to become a witch. So she's kept in for 300 years - nothing unusual for a sorceress' school. Being bored, she skims through the ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Petra Cernocká, Jan Hrusínský, Jan Kraus, Vlastimil Zavrel

Votes: 1,197

21. The Little Mermaid (1976)

84 min | Family, Drama, Romance

7.1
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The little mermaid rescues a prince from drowning and falls in love with him. To be with him, she makes a deal with the evil sorceress: her beautiful voice against a life on land. It seems ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Miroslava Safránková, Radovan Lukavský, Petr Svojtka, Libuse Safránková

Votes: 681

22. Pat & Mat (1976–2018)

Animation, Comedy, Family

8.4
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Two friends facing self-made problems where they try to solve them by using anything impossible and possible and their solutions lead to more problems, at the end the "problem" is fixed and finish off with their distinctive handshake.

Stars: Peter Alton, David Nykl

Votes: 2,197

23. Morgiana (1972)

106 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.3
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Klara and Viktoria are sisters. Their father dies, leaving most of his property to Klara. When Klara becomes involved with a man that her sister loves, Viktoria begins to plot her murder.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Iva Janzurová, Josef Abrhám, Nina Divísková, Petr Cepek

Votes: 1,081

24. Witchhammer (1970)

107 min | Drama, History, Horror

7.8
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A very popular movie on the medieval persecution of witches (inquisition).

Director: Otakar Vávra | Stars: Vladimír Smeral, Elo Romancik, Josef Kemr, Sona Valentová

Votes: 2,004

25. The Ear (1990)

94 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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After coming home from a Party gathering one night, a Czech official becomes convinced that he is about to be the subject of a political purge and tries to do damage control, while also dealing with his turbulent marriage.

Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Jirina Bohdalová, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Gustav Opocenský, Miroslav Holub

Votes: 2,621

26. How to Drown Dr. Mracek, the Lawyer (1975)

96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.6
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There are still water spirits among us. One group lives in Prague, led by Mr. Wassermann, who is using his wife's family as servants. All they need is their old house near the river. But ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Jaromír Hanzlík, Libuse Safránková, Frantisek Filipovský, Milos Kopecký

Votes: 1,113

27. Sojky v hlave (1984)

71 min | Family

6.5
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A story of a small-town boy growing up in love and despair and family troubles that make him take on a critical attitude towards his surroundings. Mato does not fulfill his father's wish ... See full summary »

Director: Juraj Lihosit | Stars: Stano Danciak, Juraj Kukura, Branislav Misík, Milan Mlsna

Votes: 20

28. When the Cat Comes (1963)

91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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Some people with a strange cat arrive in a small village. The cat wears glasses, and when someone takes them off, she can colour people, according to their nature and mood. The grown-ups of... See full summary »

Director: Vojtech Jasný | Stars: Jan Werich, Emília Vásáryová, Vlastimil Brodský, Jirí Sovák

Votes: 871

29. Fruit of Paradise (1970)

99 min | Drama

6.9
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An experimental retelling of the story of Adam and Eve which then progresses into an allegorical depiction of loss of innocence.

Director: Vera Chytilová | Stars: Jitka Nováková, Karel Novak, Jan Schmid, Julius Albert

Votes: 1,040

30. My Sweet Little Village (1985)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

8.0
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Comedy about the people who inhabit a small town. For years the overbearing Pavek has endured Otik, the "town idiot," sharing his meals and the front seat of their dump truck. But Otik is ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: János Bán, Marián Labuda, Rudolf Hrusínský, Rudolf Hrusínský

Votes: 4,165

31. Diamonds of the Night (1964)

Not Rated | 67 min | Drama, War

7.4
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Two Jewish boys escape from a train transporting them from one concentration camp to another. The film goes beyond the themes of war and anti-Nazism and concerns itself with man's struggle to preserve human dignity.

Director: Jan Nemec | Stars: Ladislav Jánsky, Antonín Kumbera, Ilse Bischofova, Jan Riha

Votes: 2,243

32. Lokis (1987 TV Movie)

Drama, Horror, Mystery

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Director: Anna Procházková | Stars: Jaroslava Adamová, Jirí Havel, Svatava Hubenáková, Valérie Kaplanová

33. Commuters (1988)

81 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.9
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Occupied by family problems, a 13 year old Vojto takes every responsibility around the house. One day while on a train to school, he sees this girl, Kajka, and falls madly in love with her.... See full summary »

Director: Juraj Lihosit | Stars: Jaroslav Smíd, Barbora Bobulova, Jozef Kroner, Pavel Nový

Votes: 36

34. Black Peter (1964)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Reality movie of a few days in the life of a Czech teenager when he starts work.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Ladislav Jakim, Pavla Martinkova, Jan Vostrcil, Bozena Matuskova

Votes: 2,539

35. Valley of the Bees (1968)

97 min | Drama, History

7.8
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Ondrej, a young boy who loves bees and bats, is introduced to his new mother, a woman much younger than his father. He brings her a basketful of flowers which she starts to throw in the air... See full summary »

Director: Frantisek Vlácil | Stars: Petr Cepek, Jan Kacer, Vera Galatíková, Zdenek Kryzánek

Votes: 1,527

36. The Visitors (1983– )

30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.2
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It's the year 2484 and the Earth is threatened by a rogue comet which could fatally change its orbit. The solution is surprising - Adam Bernau, the greatest genius of 20th century developed... See full summary »

Stars: Josef Bláha, Josef Dvorák, Dagmar Patrasová, Jirí Novotný

Votes: 617

37. Lemonade Joe (1964)

84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.5
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Straight shooting Lemonade Joe cleans up Stetson City, in this musical parody of early Westerns, after shooting the pants off villain Old Pistol. Joe's endorsement of Kolaloka (Crazy Cola) ... See full summary »

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Karel Fiala, Rudolf Deyl, Milos Kopecký, Kveta Fialová

Votes: 2,645

38. Intimate Lighting (1965)

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

7.3
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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: 1,365

39. Wolf's Hole (1987)

92 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.5
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A group of teenagers are mysteriously invited to a skiing workshop in the mountains. There are eleven of them, but the camp supervisors insist that there should be only ten, and that one of them is an intruder.

Director: Vera Chytilová | Stars: Miroslav Machácek, Tomás Palatý, Stepánka Cervenková, Jan Bidlas

Votes: 447

40. The Pied Piper (1986)

Not Rated | 53 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror

7.9
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The story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin with a twist.

Director: Jirí Barta | Stars: Oldrich Kaiser, Jirí Lábus, Michal Pavlícek, Vilém Cok

Votes: 1,158

41. The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians (1981)

97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.4
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In 1897, in a castle near the town of Werewolfville in the Carpathians, a slightly deranged Professor Orfanik experiments with his new inventions which include, even at this early date, television and a film camera.

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Michal Docolomanský, Evelyna Steimarová, Vlastimil Brodský, Milos Kopecký

Votes: 1,184

42. The Sun in a Net (1963)

90 min | Drama

7.5
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Oldrich "Fajolo" Fajták (Marián Bielik), a student who directs quasi-existentialist verbal abuse at his girlfriend Bela Blazejová (Jana Beláková), takes off to a formally volunteer summer work camp at a farm where he meets her grandfather.

Director: Stefan Uher | Stars: Marián Bielik, Jana Beláková, Olga Salagová, Pavol Chrobák

Votes: 762

43. Pan Tau (1970–1978)

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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The children's series reintroduces on the screen Mister Tau the charmer, along with his double, Uncle Alfons. It is impossible to tell them apart, and the cases of their mistaken identity ... See full summary »

Stars: Otto Simánek, Frantisek Filipovský, Jirina Bohdalová, Vladimír Mensík

Votes: 492

44. Shortcuts (1981)

93 min | Comedy

7.7
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An evocation of the childhood memories of Bohumil Hrabal in his provincial town of Nymburk, dominated by the local brewery.

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Magda Vásáryová, Jirí Schmitzer, Jaromír Hanzlík, Rudolf Hrusínský

Votes: 2,267

45. Love Between the Raindrops (1980)

126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Karel Bursík (Lukás Vaculík), as a child called Kajda, recalls his childhood spent in Prague - Zizkov. His father (Vladimír Mensík), a shoe-maker, moved there his wife and three children ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Eduard Cupák, Vladimír Mensík, Lukás Vaculík, Michal Dlouhý

Votes: 209

46. Requiem for a Maiden (1992)

99 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Fourteen-year-old Marika was placed in a social care institution after being raped by her own father, and her mother died when she was four. By an administrative mistake, however, the girl ... See full summary »

Director: Filip Renc | Stars: Anna Geislerová, Barbora Hrzánová, Sona Valentová, Eva Holubová

Votes: 316

47. Otec (1982)

85 min | Family

6.4
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Director: Andrej Lettrich | Stars: Pavol Angst, Lubomír Paulovic, Dusan Taragel, Petra Cernocká

Votes: 22

48. Larks on a String (1969)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Set in the late 1940s, the film concerns the treatment of suspect "bourgeois elements", a professor, a saxophonist, and a milkman, who are put to work in a junkyard for rehabilitation.

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlastimil Brodský, Václav Neckár, Jitka Zelenohorská

Votes: 1,763

49. Závrat (1963)

81 min | Drama

7.2
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Geologists looking for tin stay at a country hotel.The manager's daughter experiences her first love.

Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Eva Solcová, Petr Skála, Oldrich Velen, Jaroslav Radimecky

Votes: 41

50. The Elementary School (1991)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.9
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The time is 1945-46. 10 year old Eda and his friend Tonda live in a small village outside Prague. In school, their class is so wild and indisciplined that their teacher quits and is ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Jan Tríska, Zdenek Sverák, Libuse Safránková, Rudolf Hrusínský

Votes: 2,853


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