Bosnia and Herzegovina Movies of all Time and all Genres

As part of the former Yugoslavia, the cinema history of Bosnia and Herzegovina matches the rest of the country’s story, being new as independent and with a shared cultural tradition and many tangled plots dealt with in its stories.
The beginnings
The first attempts of cinema in Bosnia and Herzegovina can be traced back to 1950s with the first ever Bosnian feature film called Major Bauk (1950). Curiously enough, only very few of the Bosnian films were directed by Bosnians of birth. Instead, directors from other Yugoslav republics were leading the Sarajevo-based film companies including important Serbian, Croatian and Slovenian names such as Vojislav Nanović, Stole Popović, Fadil Hadžić, Veljko Bulajić and Igor Pretnar.
The first success
Despite sharing a background of ethno-nationalism with the other former Yugoslav republics, Bosnian cinema has tried to break the mould by focusing into other plots, often dealing with suspense and of course, the tragic fate suffered by thousands of people within the development of the Bosnia war.

Among the most important films ever produced in Bosnia and Herzegovina is Danis Tanovic’s, No Man’s Land. The feature depicts an innovative portrayal of the war by showing two enemy soldiers caught in a trench between their enemy lines and their struggle for survival. No Man’s Land showing of the common things shared between the soldiers in conflict earned the movie an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2001.
As if for a country no bigger than the US state of West Virginia wasn’t enough for talented filmmakers, another big name –probably the most famous one- in Bosnian cinema is Sarajevo born Emir Kusturica, a two-time Golden Palm winner and Commander of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, an Order of France to recognize significant contributions to the arts, literature, or the propagation of these fields.

Bosnia and Herzegovina also holds the largest film festival of Eastern Europe: the Sarajevo Film Festival, created during the days of the siege of Sarajevo while the war was ending. The festival has attracted different stars and premieres including Angelina Jolie, Bono from U2, Brat Pitt, Orlando Bloom, among others. Lately, in a partnership with the Berlinale, the Sarajevo Film Festival has also settled up a Talent Campus as an educational and networking platform to relate Easter and Western European cinema.
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1.
On the Path (2010)
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From Bosnia/Herzegovina: Amar finds a new job working with a community of Muslims. This affects his relationship with his girlfriend Luna as his beliefs begin to change. (100 mins.)
Director: Jasmila Zbanic
 
2.
The Perfect Circle (1997)
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An alcoholic Bosnian poet sends his wife and daughter away from Sarajevo so they can avoid the troubles there... (110 mins.)
Director: Ademir Kenovic
 
3.
Hiljadarka (2015)
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A young man by the name of Atif Kurtovic goes into a mine for the first time in his life to become a...
Director: Nenad Djuric
 
4.
Snow (2008)
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Post traumatic life of the Bosnian Muslim widows and daughters after their husbands and fathers were murdered by Bosnian Serb Army. Plot is set in post war eastern Bosnian village near town of Zvornik. (100 mins.)
Director: Aida Begic
 
5.
Fuse (2003)
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Two years after the Bosnian war, a town that is slowly rebuilding itself must whip together a democracy when it's announced the U.S. President Bill Clinton might be paying a visit. (105 mins.)
Director: Pjer Zalica
 
6.
Go West (2005)
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In the nineties the Yugoslavia Federation falls apart in bloody wars. Perpetual student Milan, a Serb from a patriarchal community and Kenan... (97 mins.)
Director: Ahmed Imamovic
 
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Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (2006)
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A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Balkan war. (90 mins.)
Director: Jasmila Zbanic
 
8.
Nine Positions of Loneliness (2014)
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Nine characters gathered around their own bog, live their virtual lives, fostering the illusion that they are somebody else. (80 mins.)
Director: Enver Puska
 
9.
Cirkus Columbia (2010)
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A story set in the former Yugoslavia and centered on a guy who returns to Herzegovina from Germany with plenty of cash and hopes for a good new life. (113 mins.)
Director: Danis Tanovic
 
10.
Sabina K. (2015)
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Sabina, a divorced mother of two small children, falls in love with an old friend from the Bosnian war. The two plan to marry, but things go terribly wrong. (125 mins.)
 
11.
An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013)
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A Roma family lives far from the urban centres of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The father Nazif salvages metal from old cars and sells it to a scrap-dealer... (75 mins.)
Director: Danis Tanovic
 
12.
Lost and Found (2005)
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"Lost and Found" is a film project for which six young filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe have... (99 mins.)
 
13.
Nafaka (2006)
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Sarajevo, 1992. They are called Ahmed, Lana, Sado, Saba, Sahbey, Beba, Nemanja, Marx, Matan. They live in and between wartimes... (115 mins.)
 
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Nafaka (2006)
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Sarajevo, 1992. They are called Ahmed, Lana, Sado, Saba, Sahbey, Beba, Nemanja, Marx, Matan. They live in and between wartimes... (115 mins.)
 
15.
Sevdah za Karima (2010)
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Sarajevo, after 11th September 2001. Karim works as deminer in the hills around the city while waiting to be sent to Iraq with his group... (95 mins.)
 
16.
Summer in the Golden Valley (2003)
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In a postwar Sarajevo, a young boy is trying to repay debt of his deceased father in a special Bosnian way. (105 mins.)
Director: Srdjan Vuletic
 
17.
Children of Sarajevo (2012)
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Siblings Rahima and Nedim are the Bosnian war orphans. She works as a restaurant chef and earns just enough money to survive. (90 mins.)
Director: Aida Begic
 
18.
Baba Vanga (2016)
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Memories of the life and visions of the Balkan prophet Baba Vanga, who was predicted the future of human... (76 mins.)
 
19.
Remake (2003)
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This film follows father Ahmed and son Tarik Karaga during WWII and the Siege of Sarajevo. (102 mins.)
Director: Dino Mustafic
 
20.
Days and Hours (2004)
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A man goes to his uncle's to fix a broken water heater, having no idea it will reunite their torn family and awaken painful, but priceless memories. (94 mins.)
Director: Pjer Zalica
 
21.
All for Free (2006)
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Goran is 30, living in a small Bosnian town. Unlike his friends, whose lives have been seriously altered... (94 mins.)
Director: Antonio Nuic
 
22.
Duhovi Sarajeva (2007)
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Two guys from Sarajevo have a megalomaniac idea to restore destroyed cable car that was once used during 1984 Winter Olympics. A pretty female student suddenly enters their lives. (95 mins.)
Director: Dejan Radonic
 
23.
Skies Above the Landscape (2006)
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At the top of the rugged Bosnian mountain, young shepherd Mehmed patiently watches over his cows and... (86 mins.)
Director: Nenad Djuric
 
24.
For Those Who Can Tell No Tales (2013)
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An Australian tourist discovers the silent legacy of wartime atrocities when she arrives in a seemingly idyllic little town on the border of Bosnia and Serbia. (82 mins.)
Director: Jasmila Zbanic
 
25.
Boom Town (1961)
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Farmers and their families, engineers, technicians, criminals and prostitutes were acquired on the construction of industrial facilities in Zenica... (114 mins.)
Director: Veljko Bulajic
 
26.
With Mom (2013)
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While her middle class, socialist family is falling apart around her, Berina, a young artist, tries... (80 mins.)
 
27.
Milky Way (2000)
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Two married couples of different religions and social status decide to swap their wives so they could all emigrate to New Zealand in an easier way. (93 mins.)
Director: Faruk Sokolovic
 
28.
Pucanj u dusu (2015 Documentary)
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True shocking stories about war rapes and other acts of sexual violence during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992. (57 mins.)
Director: Enes Hotic
 
29.
Our Everyday Life (2015)
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Family Susic lives everyday Bosnian story. Father Muhamed (63) is employed in a reputable company; mother Marija (60) is retired... (89 mins.)
Director: Ines Tanovic
 
30.
The Abandoned (2010)
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The story of a boy from the orphanage for abandoned children who tried to find out the truth about his origins... (85 mins.)
Director: Adis Bakrac
 
31.
Magarece godine (1994)
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Adaptation of the highly popular children's novel by Branko Copic, who in this book resembles his school and college days in Bihac, Bosnia, in the years before WWII. (97 mins.)
 
32.
Sarajevo Songs of Woe (2016)
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(140 mins.)
Director: Fred Kelemen
 
33.
The Frog (2017)
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Zeko, barber and ex-soldier suffering from PTSD invites his brother and his friend to Muslim festival of Eid...
Director: Elmir Jukic
 
34.
Men Don't Cry (2017)
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In an empty Serbian hotel becomes one more battleground in the ceaseless Yugoslav Wars. Nearly 20 years after the official end of hostilities, many former combatants have still never truly escaped. (98 mins.)
Director: Alen Drljevic