THE TOP 20 BALKAN (EX-YU) FILMS OF ALL TIME

There aren't many good films from the balkan, so it was hard to choose the best 20.
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1.
Black Cat, White Cat (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Matko is a small time hustler, living by the river Danube with his 17 year old son Zare. After a failed... (127 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
2.
Time of the Gypsies (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In this luminous tale set in the area around Sarajevo and in Italy, Perhan, an engaging young Romany (gypsy) with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime, which threatens to destroy him and those he loves. (142 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
3.
No Man's Land (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap. (98 mins.)
Director: Danis Tanovic
 
4.
Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Balkan war. (90 mins.)
Director: Jasmila Zbanic
 
5.
I Even Met Happy Gypsies (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Bora the Gypsy is married to an older woman, and he falls in love with the younger Tissa, who is being offered in marriage by her father... (94 mins.)
 
6.
When Father Was Away on Business (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Tito's break-up with Stalin in 1948 marked the beginning of not only confusing, but also very dangerous years for many hard-core Yugoslav communists... (136 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
7.
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania. (113 mins.)
Director: Cristian Mungiu
 
8.
Before the Rain (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. (113 mins.)
 
9.
Underground (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A group of serbian socialists prepares for the war in a surreal underground filled by parties, tragedies, love and hate. (170 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
10.
Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
At the Belgrade army hospital, casualties of Bosnian civil war are treated. In the hospital they remember their youth and the war... (115 mins.)
 
11.
Life is a Miracle (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
What could be better for the village than a scenic railway to bring in the tourists? What could be worse for tourism than war? Luka builds the railway and shuts his eyes to war. Then Luka's wife runs off with a musician and his son is called up to the army. Luka's life is a war zone. Then he meets Sabaha.. (155 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
12.
Who's Singin' Over There? (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
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. (86 mins.)
Director: Slobodan Sijan
 
13.
The Battle on the River Neretva (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Battle on Neretva known as the ''fourth offensive'' the most humane battle in World War II led by Yugoslav partisans... (175 mins.)
Director: Veljko Bulajic
 
14.
The Border Post (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A small border post on the Yugoslav-Albanian border in the spring of 1987. Frustrated and always drunk... (94 mins.)
Director: Rajko Grlic
 
15.
Say Why Have You Left Me (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The story of a young man who, in 1991. receives order to report to a military drill, and finds himself on Vukovar front... (90 mins.)
Director: Oleg Novkovic
 
16.
Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A young man grows up in Sarajevo in the 1960s, under the shadow of his good, but ailing father, and... (110 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
17.
Tito and Me (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The story of a ten year old boy who, as most of the children in Yugoslavia of the 1950s can hardly imagine his life without the great national leader... (118 mins.)
Director: Goran Markovic
 
18.
Lude godine (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two teenagers - boy from the rural and girl from the urban family - fall in love. Problems arise when the girl gets pregnant... (83 mins.)
Director: Zoran Calic
 
19.
Beach Guard in Winter (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Grown up in an atmosphere of failed marriage of his parents, a young man wants to go his way throughout life... (90 mins.)
 
20.
Braca po materi (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
This story about two maternal half-brothers, a Croat and a Serb. Although they never met, and both lose their loved ones in ethnic clashes... (105 mins.)
Director: Zdravko Sotra