European Cinema - the best of every countryby manuciao420 | created - 18 Aug 2013 | updated - 08 Feb 2014 | Public
The best films (in my opinion) from all the European countries and some of the territories.
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1. Tirana, année zéro (2001)
89 min | Comedy
A 2002 Albanian film that tells the story of a young couple in post-communist Albania, at a time when many Albanians left the country in search for a better life abroad. The protagonist of ... See full summary »
32 min | Sci-Fi, Short, Thriller
In the year 2046, a powerful gang lord assembles a group of religious leaders, demanding to know what it takes to be a true messiah. Meanwhile, lying imprisoned in a garage somewhere nearby is a man who claims to be the son of God.
3. The Priestess (2007)
109 min | Mystery
In 301 A.D. Gregory the Illuminator healed the one-time Pagan King Tiridates the Great and christened the Armenian people, thus making Armenia the first Christian nation in the world. This ... See full summary »
4. Funny Games (1997)
Unrated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
5. Sahä (2010)
118 min | Drama, Mystery
The story is set in Baku. A famous photographer has to choose between accepting a valuable job offer in Africa or marrying his fiancee - a young , talented sculptor inspired by images of ... See full summary »
6. Okkupatsiya. Misterii (2004)
90 min | Drama
7. Ex Drummer (2007)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Three handicapped losers who form a band ask famous writer Dries to be their drummer. He joins the band and starts manipulating them.
8. No Man's Land (I) (2001)
R | 98 min | Drama, War
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.
Votes: 39,943 | Gross: $1.06M
Bosnia & Herzegovina
9. Zift (2008)
Unrated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on wrongful conviction of murder. Jailed shortly before the Bulgarian communist coup of 1944, he now finds himself in a new and alien ... See full summary »
10. Svjedoci (2003)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, War
When 3 soldiers discover a man inside a home they are bombing, they easily kill him. But, when a 2nd witness is discovered, she proves a bigger challenge, setting in motion a riveting game ... See full summary »
11. O teleftaios gyrismos (2008)
Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Romance
Alexandra and Orestes, a handsome young couple, arrive from Athens, to spend the summer holidays with Orestes' family at a beautiful picture-perfect seaside town on Cyprus.
12. Kolya (1996)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady's man. Having lost his place in the state orchestra, he must make ends meet by playing ... See full summary »
Votes: 12,924 | Gross: $5.73M
13. Rembrandt (2003)
109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Mick and Tom are an unlikely father-son team of petty thieves. They've been hired to steal a painting from a museum. By accident, they steal the wrong painting: Denmark's only original Rembrandt masterpiece, worth millions.
14. 28 Days Later... (2002)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
Votes: 323,477 | Gross: $45.06M
15. Püha Tõnu kiusamine (2009)
114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A mid-level manager who develops an aversion to being "good" finds himself confronting the mysteries of middle-age and morality as he loses grasp of what was once his quiet life.
Votes: 1,056 | Gross: $0.00M
16. Atlantic Rhapsody - 52 myndir úr Tórshavn (1990)
80 min | Comedy, Drama
Presents a day in the life of a few inhabitants of Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands: A father and his daughter are having breakfast when the fire-brigade drive by. A woman and her child are ... See full summary »
17. Frozen Land (2005)
130 min | Drama
When a schoolteacher is sacked he projects his bad mood at his troubled teen son. He in turn buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This causes a chain-reaction that ... See full summary »
18. La belle verte (1996)
99 min | Comedy
The "Green Planet" belongs to another solar system. Through the simplicity of their lifestyle those who live there are a real step ahead of us: they spend their time concentrating their ... See full summary »
19. Rene Midis Holivudshi (2010)
103 min | Drama, Mystery
Renee Dadiani, a big city dweller, teaches video art in a film school but at the same time he works for a propane delivery office. He claims real men are men of many hats. In a film school ... See full summary »
20. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.
Votes: 122,345 | Gross: $4.06M
21. Kynodontas (2009)
Unrated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller
Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.
Votes: 55,386 | Gross: $0.11M
22. Kontroll (2003)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A tale about a strange young man, Bulcsú, the fellow inspectors on his team, all without exception likeable characters, a rival ticket inspection team, and racing along the tracks... And a tale about love.
Votes: 21,360 | Gross: $0.24M
23. Sódóma Reykjavík (1992)
78 min | Comedy, Crime
Since his mother wants to watch TV, Axel, a young auto-mechanic, must recover her remote control, accidentally taken by his punk sister Maja. During his quest, he becomes involved in the ... See full summary »
24. Cré na Cille (2007)
94 min | Comedy
This a story about an obsessive hatred that started as a case of jealous rivalry between two young sisters, resulting in a broken heart as Neil got the upper hand on her sister, Caitríona, ... See full summary »
25. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
R | 155 min | Drama
A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.
Votes: 174,627 | Gross: $11.99M
26. Anatema (2006)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, War
A woman who is raped and gives birth to a child in war torn Kosovo, struggles to keep her child.
27. Limuzins Janu nakts krasa (1981)
84 min | Comedy, Drama
The struggle of two related families for the eighty-year-old aunt's inheritance through comic and romantic events.
29. Zero. Alyvine Lietuva (2006)
82 min | Crime, Thriller
ZERO is an 0 sucking in a young deserter, a casino victim and three heroin brothers. That is a destiny, a mixture of objectives and desires of heroes. That is a lifestyle balancing on the edge - bullets, numbers and needles.
30. Doudege Wénkel (2012)
96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
The intrigue kicks off with a cop being murdered and develops as a complex and smart game of manipulation where nothing and no one are what they seem.
31. 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.
Votes: 12,110 | Gross: $0.76M
32. The Isle (2004)
7 min | Short, Horror
A foreigner comes to Malta, to take pictures of dilapidated buildings. He photographs ruins that look like they could be on Bocklin's "Isle of the Dead." Soon he finds, however, that ... See full summary »
33. Lautarii (1972)
140 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Leader of a traveling gypsy band from the steppes of Bessarabia (now Moldova), Toma Alistar is a skilled violinist whose fame takes him on tours around European capitals and royal courts. ... See full summary »
34. L'arnacoeur (2010)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
Alex and his sister run a business designed to break up relationships. They are hired by a rich man to break up the wedding of his daughter. The only problem is that they only have one week to do so.
Votes: 22,657 | Gross: $0.50M
35. Pogled sa Ajfelovog tornja (2005)
92 min | Drama, Romance
The main character is a young and very beautiful girl, Marijana. Now, Marijana is 25, and when she was 16 - her father's boss sexually used her. Marijana's father did not do anything ... See full summary »
36. Antonia's Line (1995)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
A Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive.
Votes: 7,231 | Gross: $4.82M
37. The Other Side of Sunday (1996)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama
The Other Side of Sunday, Also known in Norwegian as "Sndags Engler", is a movie that criticizes the small, and often tight church community. We follow the Preachers Daughter; Maria in her ... See full summary »
38. Wszystko, co kocham (2009)
95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Follows four friends in their quest to form a punk band. As workers protests sweep across the country, Janek and Staszek, the sons of a navy man, the rebellious Kazik, and the affluent ... See full summary »
39. Blood of My Blood (2011)
131 min | Drama, Thriller
A regular family living in the outskirts of Lisbon sees the serenity of their lives shaken beyond any remedy within a week.
40. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama
A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania.
Votes: 48,897 | Gross: $1.19M
41. Vanished Empire (2008)
105 min | Drama
The film's story takes place in Moscow in the 1970s. Its plot unfolds around the love triangle between two young men and a girl who study at the same university. They argue, make up, and ... See full summary »
Votes: 426 | Gross: $0.01M
42. The Last Alchemist (2012)
30 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
In a cave an ancient and mysterious rite is about to be performed. Seven girls will be sacrificed to grant another life to the thousand-years-old alchemist Felix. Only the off-duty cop Paul... See full summary »
43. Neds (2010)
PG-13 | 124 min | Drama
Encompassed by violent street gangs, neglectful parents, bullying teachers and a dearth of positive role models, a studious but emotionally abandoned kid turns thug.
44. Underground (1995)
Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Drama, War
A group of serbian socialists prepares for the war in a surreal underground filled by parties, tragedies, love and hate.
45. Záhrada (1995)
99 min | Comedy
Jakub's life arrived at a dead-end. He leaves his job, and gets into conflict with his father. The trouble just grows by his relation with a married woman. Breaking out, Jakub realizes the ... See full summary »
46. Circus Fantasticus (2011)
77 min | Drama, War
Described as a Slovenian war drama.
47. All About My Mother (1999)
R | 101 min | Drama
Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.
Votes: 75,535 | Gross: $8.26M
48. Den osynlige (2002)
101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
After an attack leaves him in limbo, invisible to the living and also near death. A teenager discovers the only person who might be able to help him, is his attacker.
49. Journey of Hope (1990)
PG | 110 min | Drama
The story of a poor Turkish family who try to emigrate illegally to Switzerland.
Votes: 1,533 | Gross: $0.26M
50. Three Monkeys (2008)
Unrated | 109 min | Drama
A family suffers from a major communication breakdown during their struggle to get through their hardships.
Votes: 15,665 | Gross: $0.04M
51. Las Meninas (2008)
99 min | Drama
This film is about what the routine of everyday life can do to the human mind and psyche. It also reflects on the importance of the choices we make and how limited these choices are in the ... See full synopsis »