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1. The Elementary School (1991)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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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 »

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

2. Closely Watched Trains (1966)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, War

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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.

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

3. I Served the King of England (2006)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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72 Metascore

A look at the glamorous life at an old-world Prague hotel.

Writers: Bohumil Hrabal, Jirí Menzel | Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Ivan Barnev, Oldrich Kaiser, Julia Jentsch, Marián Labuda

4. Shortcuts (1981)

93 min | Comedy

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

5. My Sweet Little Village (1985)

98 min | Comedy

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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 »

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

6. The Door (I) (2012)

97 min | Drama

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This is a story of a special relationship between two women, a writer and her maid.

Writers: Magda Szabó, István Szabó, Andrea Vészits | Director: István Szabó | Stars: Helen Mirren, Martina Gedeck, Károly Eperjes, Gábor Koncz

7. Those Wonderful Movie Cranks (1979)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.9
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Writers: Jirí Menzel, Oldrich Vlcek | Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vladimír Mensík, Jirí Menzel, Vlasta Fabiánová

8. Capricious Summer (1968)

Unrated | 74 min | Comedy

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Middle-aged Antonin and his friends, the major, now retired, and the canon, are in the river, swimming and philosophizing. Then it starts to rain. It just seems to be that sort of summer. ... See full summary »

Writers: Vladimír Kalina, Jan Libora, Jirí Menzel, Václav Nývlt, Vladislav Vancura | Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlastimil Brodský, Frantisek Rehák, Míla Myslíková

9. Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (2002)

146 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

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Collection of short films the summaries of which include; a foreign man moving to Italy, getting married and having a child; a four split scene short involving plot-less images of old ... See full summary »

Writers: Bernardo Bertolucci, Mike Figgis, Claire Denis, E. Max Frye, Jirí Menzel, Anne-Marie Miéville, Michael Radford, István Szabó, Augustinus | Directors: Bernardo Bertolucci, Claire Denis, Mike Figgis, Jean-Luc Godard, Jirí Menzel, Michael Radford, Volker Schlöndorff, István Szabó | Stars: Amit Arroz, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Mark Long, Rudolf Hrusínský

10. The Don Juans (2013)

102 min | Comedy

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Writers: Jirí Menzel, Tereza Brdecková | Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Jan Hartl, Libuse Safránková, Martin Huba, Jirina Jirásková

11. Larks on a String (1990)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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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.

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

12. Días de cine (1991– )

60 min | News

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Antonio Gasset hosts this show in which recently released movies and DVDs are thoughtfully discussed, in a documentary-like way.

Stars: Antonio Gasset, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Henar Álvarez, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón

13. All My Loved Ones (1999)

91 min | Drama, Music, War

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50 Metascore

Told from the perspective of man reflecting on his childhood in Prauge in the early years of World War 2 and the eventual destruction of his family as the Nazis rise to power.

Writers: Matej Minac, Jirí Hubac | Director: Matej Minac | Stars: Rupert Graves, Josef Abrhám, Jirí Bartoska, Libuse Safránková

14. Vyprávej (2009– )

52 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Svatopluk Skopal, Veronika Freimanová, Andrea Kerestesová, Roman Vojtek

16. Rokonok (2006)

110 min | Drama

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Young honest public official is sworn in after his predecessor had to leave due to a corruption scandal. Soon, the young idealist discovers just how far-reaching the corruption is in his town and how easy it is to become corrupt yourself.

Writers: Zsigmond Móricz, István Szabó, Andrea Vészits | Director: István Szabó | Stars: Sándor Csányi, Ildikó Tóth, Károly Eperjes, Erika Marozsán

17. Slavnosti snezenek (1984)

83 min | Comedy

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Writers: Bohumil Hrabal, Jirí Menzel | Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Jaromír Hanzlík, Josef Somr, Petr Cepek

18. The Cremator (1969)

95 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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Kopfrkingl enjoys his job at a crematorium in Czechoslovakia in the late 1930s. He likes reading the Tibetan book of the dead, and espouses the view that cremation relieves earthly ... See full summary »

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

19. Secluded, Near Woods (1976)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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Writers: Zdenek Sverák, Ladislav Smoljak | Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Josef Kemr, Zdenek Sverák, Daniela Kolárová, Marta Hradílková

20. The Little Apocalypse (1993)

110 min | Comedy

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An unknown Polish writer can't publish his novels, so his ex-wife decides to help him and get some of the profit for herself. She finally finds a publisher, but there's a strange single condition that could cost the writer his life.

Writers: Costa-Gavras, Jean-Claude Grumberg, Tadeusz Konwicki | Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: André Dussollier, Pierre Arditi, Jirí Menzel, Anna Romantowska

21. The Apple Game (1977)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writers: Vera Chytilová, Kristina Vlachová | Director: Vera Chytilová | Stars: Dagmar Bláhová, Jirí Menzel, Jirí Kodet, Evelyna Steimarová

22. Ferat Vampire (1982)

90 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

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A doctor (Marek) is shocked when his beloved nurse (Mima) signs a contract with foreign car manufacturer Ferat, in order to work for them as a rally-driver. A fellow doctor makes him ... See full summary »

Writers: Jan Fleischer, Juraj Herz, Josef Nesvadba, Dagmar Zelenková | Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Jirí Menzel, Dagmar Havlová, Jana Brezková, Petr Cepek

23. Zivot a neobycejna dobrodruzstvi vojaka Ivana Conkina (1994)

106 min | Comedy, Romance, War

7.1
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Set in a small Ukrainian village during the outbreak of war with Germany in 1941 Private Chonkin, not overly endowed with intelligence, is left to guard a downed military aircraft. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Zdenek Sverák, Vladimir Vojnovich | Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Gennadi Nazarov, Zoya Buryak, Vladimir Ilin, Valeriy Zolotukhin

24. Medvídek (2007)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writer: Petr Jarchovský | Director: Jan Hrebejk | Stars: Tatiana Vilhelmová, Jirí Machácek, Roman Luknár, Anna Geislerová

25. The Beggar's Opera (1991)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Writers: John Gay, Václav Havel, Jirí Menzel | Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Josef Abrhám, Mahulena Bocanová, Jana Brezková, Petr Brukner

26. Vsetko co mam rad (1993)

90 min | Drama

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Writers: Ondrej Sulaj, Martin Sulík | Director: Martin Sulík | Stars: Juraj Nvota, Gina Bellman, Zdena Studenková, Jirí Menzel

27. Something Different (1963)

85 min | Drama

7.0
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Writer: Vera Chytilová | Director: Vera Chytilová | Stars: Vladimir Bosak, Eva Bosáková, Jirí Kodet, Josef Langmiler

28. Hospoda (1996–1997)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Jan Kanyza, Ladislav Potmesil, Bronislav Poloczek, Petr Nározný

29. Signál (2012)

113 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writer: Marek Epstein | Director: Tomás Rehorek | Stars: Vojtech Dyk, Krystof Hádek, Karel Roden, Bolek Polívka

30. Konec starych casu (1989)

97 min | Comedy

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Czechoslovakia 1918. The newly formed National Assembly has made Stoklasa the administrator of Kratochvile castle. Although with no aristocratic background, he is a man of fortune and is ... See full summary »

Writers: Jirí Blazek, Jirí Menzel, Vladislav Vancura | Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Josef Abrhám, Marián Labuda, Jaromír Hanzlík, Rudolf Hrusínský

31. If a Thousand Clarinets (1965)

136 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

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A military base. An awkward soldier. A statue of Bach. And suddenly all guns in the area change into music instruments. Great mystery is immediately found by TV station. And soon the military base becomes a stage for huge TV show.

Writers: Ján Rohác, Jirí Suchý | Directors: Ján Rohác, Vladimír Svitácek | Stars: Jana Brejchová, Waldemar Matuska, Hana Hegerová, Eva Pilarová

32. Courage for Every Day (1964)

85 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Jan Curík, Antonín Mása, Evald Schorm | Director: Evald Schorm | Stars: Jana Brejchová, Jan Kacer, Jirina Jirásková, Vlastimil Brodský

33. Show Jana Krause (2010– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Jan Kraus, David Kraus, Patrik Vrbovsky, David Koller

34. Dita Saxová (1968)

98 min | Drama

7.4
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Writers: Arnost Lustig, Antonín Moskalyk | Director: Antonín Moskalyk | Stars: Krystyna Mikolajewska, Bohus Záhorský, Karel Höger, Martin Ruzek

35. Operation Dunaj (2009)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

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Enemies evolve into allies under unusual circumstances.

Writers: Jacek Kondracki, Robert Urbanski | Director: Jacek Glomb | Stars: Magda Bieganska, Przemyslaw Bluszcz, Jan Budar, Jaroslav Dusek

36. Franciska vasárnapjai (1997)

101 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Writers: Edit Kõszegi, Sándor Simó | Director: Sándor Simó | Stars: Éva Kerekes, Dénes Ujlaky, Krisztina Bíró, László Görög

37. Colossal Sensation! (2004)

Comedy

5.3
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Writers: Péter Horváth, Róbert Koltai | Director: Róbert Koltai | Stars: Róbert Koltai, Sándor Gáspár, Anna Györgyi, Orsolya Tóth

38. Die Schokoladenschnüffler (1986)

89 min | Comedy, Crime

4.0
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Writers: Sven Freiheit, Erich Tomek, Harald Vock, Edgar Wallace | Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Rolf Knie, Gaston Häni, Susanne Uhlen, Karl Heinz Vosgerau

39. Too Loud a Solitude (1996)

Fantasy

5.5
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Writers: Bohumil Hrabal, Véra Caïs | Director: Véra Caïs | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Vlastimil Brodský, Jirí Menzel

40. The Return of the Prodigal Son (1967)

98 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Sergej Machonin, Evald Schorm | Director: Evald Schorm | Stars: Jana Brejchová, Nina Divísková, Jan Kacer, Klara Kacerova

41. Crime in the Night Club (1968)

85 min | Crime, Musical

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Writers: Jirí Menzel, Josef Skvorecký, Jirí Suchý | Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Jirí Suchý, Jirí Slitr, Eva Pilarová, Vlastimil Brodský

42. Srdecny pozdrav ze zemekoule (1983)

98 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Writers: Oldrich Lipský, Milan Lasica, Vladimír Jiránek, Alexander Lukes, Július Satinský | Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Milan Lasica, Július Satinský, Jirí Menzel, Nada Konvalinková

43. Capitali culturali d'Europa (1983– )

55 min | Documentary

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Stars: Kostas Meleounis, Giorgos Alexiou, Petros Fyssoun, Costas Arzoglou

44. When Grandpa Loved Rita Hayworth (2000)

90 min | Comedy

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1969, the first winter after the violent end of the Spring of Prague: 13-year-old Hannah and her crazy young parents land as though on a completely different planet in the German economic wonderland.

Writer: Iva Svarcová | Director: Iva Svarcová | Stars: Claudia Vaseková, Ewa Gawryluk, Vladimír Hajdu, Jirí Lábus

45. Neobycejné zivoty (2009–2013)

52 min | Documentary

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Stars: Josef Abrhám, Ladislav Smocek, Viktor Polesný, Jirina Bohdalová

46. Hotel for Strangers (1967)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Writer: Antonín Mása | Director: Antonín Mása | Stars: Petr Cepek, Tatána Fischerová, Marta Krásová, Vladimír Smeral

47. Obzalovany (1965)

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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.

Writers: Lenka Hasková, Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos, Vladimír Valenta | Directors: Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos | Stars: Vlado Müller, Jaroslav Blazek, Miroslav Machácek, Milan Jedlicka

48. Útek do Budína (2002)

138 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Writers: Miloslav Luther, Martin Porubjak, Marian Puobis, Vladislav Vancura | Director: Miloslav Luther | Stars: Lenka Vlasáková, Ondrej Sokol, Bolek Polívka, Irena Konvalinová

49. Nobody Will Laugh (1966)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Writers: Hynek Bocan, Pavel Jurácek, Milan Kundera | Director: Hynek Bocan | Stars: Jan Kacer, Stepánka Rehákova, Josef Chvalina, Hana Kreihanslova

50. Zlocin v dívcí skole (1966)

107 min | Comedy, Crime

6.9
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Writers: Jirí Menzel, Ivo Novák, Ladislav Rychman, Josef Skvorecký | Directors: Jirí Menzel, Ivo Novák, Ladislav Rychman | Stars: Lubomír Lipský, Jan Preucil, Petr Kostka, Jana Gýrová