The best Hungarian movies

by arginnon | created - 14 Mar 2014 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

Hungarian films are not very popular, but if someone's interested, I aim to collect the best movies from my country in this list.

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1. A tanú (1969)

105 min | Drama, Comedy

8.6
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Banned for over a decade for its outspoken criticism of the post-WWII communist regime in Hungary, Péter Bacsó's 'The Witness' has since then achieved unparalleled cult status in its native... See full summary »

Director: Péter Bacsó | Stars: Ferenc Kállai, Lajos Öze, Béla Both, Zoltán Fábri

Votes: 4,708

2. Idö van (1986)

112 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Director: Péter Gothár | Stars: Márk Zala, Kati Lázár, Gyula Bodrogi, Éva Ruttkai

Votes: 133

3. Dögkeselyü (1982)

115 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Two old women who happen to be pickpockets stole money from Simon, the taxi driver. The police are unable to find the thieves, so Simon decides to find them himself.

Director: Ferenc András | Stars: György Cserhalmi, Hédi Temessy, Zita Perczel, Maria Gladkowska

Votes: 654

4. Vattatyúk (1990)

75 min | Comedy, Crime

6.6
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Directors: Mária Dobos, Gábor Ferenczi, András Szöke | Stars: Ráhel Ada Hudi, Gabriella Juhász, Ágnes Kovács, Ilona Nagy

Votes: 38

5. Kutya éji dala (1983)

150 min | Drama

6.9
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A priest arrives in a village and give advice and comfort to different people. He meets a wheelchair-bound former representative of the Communist party, a woman who is dying of tuberculosis and an astronomer who sings in a punk band.

Director: Gábor Bódy | Stars: Gábor Bódy, Marietta Méhes, János Derzsi, Zsolt Gubala

Votes: 185

6. Kontroll (2003)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: Nimród Antal | Stars: Sándor Csányi, Eszter Balla, Zoltán Mucsi, Csaba Pindroch

Votes: 21,351 | Gross: $0.24M

7. Meteo (1990)

98 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Mail author for translation. Egy kihalt gyarnegyedben, a varos peremen, valahol Kelet-Europaban, egy ures muhely kozepen all egy kad. Eckermann, a meteorologus furdik benne. Ideje java ... See full summary »

Director: András Monory Mész | Stars: Judit László, Péter Geltz, Károly Eperjes, László Kistamás

Votes: 205

8. Eszkimó asszony fázik (1984)

117 min | Drama

7.1
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A pianist falls in love with Mari, a beautiful blond woman, who happens to be the wife of a deaf-mute animal caretaker. Both men adore Mari, as she loves both of them. Albeit all of them know this situation won't stand.

Director: János Xantus | Stars: Béláné Csóka, László Földes, Carol Harrison, Ágnes Kamondy

Votes: 225

9. Rain and Shine (1977)

110 min | Comedy

7.1
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Director: Ferenc András | Stars: Erzsi Pásztor, Ildikó Pécsi, Éva Spányik, Imre Sarlai

Votes: 179

10. Eldorádó (1988)

104 min | Drama

7.9
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Director: Géza Bereményi | Stars: Károly Eperjes, Judit Pogány, Enikõ Eszenyi, Barnabás Tóth

Votes: 610

11. Fotográfia (1973)

82 min | Drama

7.6
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A photographer and a retoucher are wandering in small villages. They go from house to house offering their services. They try to record the truth, the true faces of these people.

Director: Pál Zolnay | Stars: István Iglódi, Ferenc Sebö, Márk Zala

Votes: 144

12. Mephisto (1981)

Unrated | 144 min | Drama

7.9
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A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Krystyna Janda, Ildikó Bánsági, Rolf Hoppe

Votes: 7,915

13. Másnap (2004)

120 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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The details of a young girl's brutal murder are told through manipulated chronology and fragmented storylines.

Director: Attila Janisch | Stars: Tibor Gáspár, Borbála Derzsi, Sándor Czeczô, Dénes Ujlaky

Votes: 301