Most Popular Feature Films With Country of Origin Latvia


1. The Triplets of Belleville (2003)

PG-13 | 78 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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91 Metascore

When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him.

Director: Sylvain Chomet | Stars: Michèle Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin, Monica Viegas

Votes: 42,545 | Gross: $7.00M

2. Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998)

74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.6
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In a troubled African village, an unusual baby is born.

Director: Michel Ocelot | Stars: Doudou Gueye Thiaw, Maimouna N'Diaye, Awa Sene Sarr, Robert Liensol

Votes: 5,934

3. Two Women (2014)

103 min | Drama

6.6
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A headstrong young woman is married to land baron. Her feelings for her son's tutor becomes a complex web of unrequited love.

Director: Vera Glagoleva | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Sylvie Testud, Aleksandr Baluev, Anna Vartanyan

Votes: 127

4. In the Fog (2012)

127 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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78 Metascore

Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces impossible moral choice.

Director: Sergey Loznitsa | Stars: Vladimir Svirskiy, Vladislav Abashin, Sergey Kolesov, Nikita Peremotov

Votes: 2,090 | Gross: $0.01M

5. Defenders of Riga (2007)

118 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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The film dramatizes November 11, 1919- a crucial date in the battle for Latvian independence. A year after the end of the official hostilities of WWI, a renegade German general and troops ... See full summary »

Director: Aigars Grauba | Stars: Janis Reinis, Elita Klavina, Girts Krumins, Romualds Ancans

Votes: 1,495

6. Mellow Mud (2016)

106 min | Drama

8.2
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Loneliness, disillusionment and the experience of first love reveal the character of Raya, a 17-year-old living in rural Latvia with her grandmother and her little brother Robis. A ... See full summary »

Director: Renars Vimba | Stars: Elina Vaska, Andzejs Lilientals, Edgars Samitis, Ruta Birgere

Votes: 182

7. Gulf Stream Under the Iceberg (2012)

125 min | Drama

6.5
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Adam's first wife Lilith is mentioned in ancient Oriental legends, in Talmud and in the medieval books of Cabala. According to these sources, she was not created from Adam's rib like Eve ... See full summary »

Director: Evgeniy Pashkevich | Stars: Olga Shepitskaya, Rezija Kalnina, Girts Kesteris, Janis Reinis

Votes: 86

8. Visions of Europe (2004)

140 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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An anthology film is a collection of short film projects by different directors for a common aim. Usually they are unified by a common theme - in this case, the European Union.

Directors: Aki Kaurismäki, Fatih Akin, Barbara Albert, Sarunas Bartas, Andy Bausch, Christoffer Boe, Francesca Comencini, Stijn Coninx, Tony Gatlif, Sasa Gedeon, Christos Georgiou, Constantine Giannaris, Peter Greenaway, Miguel Hermoso, Ágnes Hranitzky, Arvo Iho, Damjan Kozole, Laila Pakalnina, Kenneth Scicluna, Martin Sulík, Malgorzata Szumowska, Béla Tarr, Jan Troell, Theo van Gogh, Teresa Villaverde, Aisling Walsh | Stars: Johanna Troell, Safia Aggoune, Abel Alves, Benzirar Baroudi

Votes: 678

9. The Cosmonaut (2013)

93 min | Drama, History, Romance

4.1
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Stas, the cosmonaut, gets lost in space. When he comes back he finds Earth completely empty of human life. Yulia and Andrei wait for him on the other side of a collapsing world. How far would you go for love?

Director: Nicolás Alcalá | Stars: Leon Ockenden, Katrine De Candole, Greg Blackford, Max Wrottesley

Votes: 681

10. Dangerous Summer (2000)

112 min | Drama, History

7.2
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Set in Riga, the capital of Latvia, the film tells a tragic love story before and during the Soviet invasion of Latvia in 1940 and the early stages of World War II.

Director: Aigars Grauba | Stars: Uldis Dumpis, Gundars Abolins, Maija Apine, Inese Caune

Votes: 281

12. Midsummer Madness (2007)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A comedy that follows a group of people immersed in Latvia's summer solstice celebration, the shortest night of the year.

Director: Alexander Hahn | Stars: Orlando Wells, Gundars Abolins, Maria de Medeiros, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 421

13. Rocks in My Pockets (2014)

88 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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78 Metascore

Signe Baumane and five women in her family battle with depression and madness.

Director: Signe Baumane | Star: Signe Baumane

Votes: 429 | Gross: $0.02M

14. Mona (I) (2012)

93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.2
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It is a story about different worlds - about a man and a woman, about city and countryside, about future and past. It is also a story about animals and their killers, about deep and ... See full summary »

Director: Inara Kolmane | Stars: Saulius Balandis, Kristine Belicka, Lauris Subatnieks, Valeriy Yaremenko

Votes: 63

15. Mother, I Love You (2013)

83 min | Drama

7.6
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Raimonds, a 12 year old boy, falls into a world of petty crime while trying to stay out of trouble with his mother.

Director: Janis Nords | Stars: Kristofers Konovalovs, Vita Varpina, Matiss Livcans, Indra Brike

Votes: 587

16. The Man in the Orange Jacket (2014)

71 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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A young man is fired from his job at the sea port and begins to stalk his boss and his beautiful wife. After a blood chilling turn of events, he attempts to escape his past by moving into ... See full summary »

Director: Aik Karapetian | Stars: Anta Aizupe, Maxim Lazarev, Aris Rozentals

Votes: 244

17. Jungo Goes Bananas: Jungo III (2007)

72 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

4.7
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The world's rarest and cutest creature, Amazon Jack, lives on a peaceful island. When a greedy millionaire puts out a reward to find him, Jack must leave his home, evade capture, and outwit the tycoon before he ends up in a zoo!

Directors: Jørgen Lerdam, Flemming Quist Møller, Anders Sørensen | Stars: Jesper Klein, Kaya Brüel, Claus Ryskjær, Ole Fick

Votes: 161

18. Hong Kong Confidential (2010)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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One week in one of the most exotic and picturesque cities of the world. The day of changes comes when Amaya meets a charming Englishman, Paul and it dramatically changes Amaya's perception of her cultural and personal identity.

Director: Maris Martinsons | Stars: Kaori Momoi, Andrius Mamontovas, Dan Lau, Shiu Hung Hui

Votes: 511

19. Exiled (2016)

100 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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In WW1 German doctor is sent to oversee insane asylum somewhere in Latvia. Here he finds wild boy and try to heal him. He is confronted by rough circumstances and brutal soldiers.

Director: Davis Simanis Jr. | Stars: Ulrich Matthes, Agnese Cirule, Dmitrijs Jaldovs, Marina Janaus

Votes: 83

20. The Three Musketeers (2005)

70 min | Animation

6.1
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Alexander Dumas' classic swashbuckling novel comes to life in this delightful interpretation told through the art of puppetry.

Director: Janis Cimermanis | Stars: Nastja Arcel, Lars Bom, Lene Maria Christensen, Peter Gantzler

Votes: 61

21. Dream Team 1935 (2012)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.1
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A story about the Latvian basketball team, which won the first-ever European Championships in 1935 and its enthusiastic head coach Valdemars Baumanis.

Director: Aigars Grauba | Stars: Janis Amanis, Inga Alsina, Vilis Daudzins, Marcis Manjakovs

Votes: 1,229

22. Honey Baby (2004)

105 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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A road movie based on the Greek story of Orpheus and Eurydice...

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Henry Thomas, Irina Björklund, Helmut Berger, Kari Väänänen

Votes: 312

23. Modris (2014)

98 min | Drama

6.8
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Modris (17) is no better or worse than his peers. He goes to school, has a girlfriend, some good friends. His gambling addiction makes his relationship with mother difficult. They live ... See full summary »

Director: Juris Kursietis | Stars: Kristers Piksa, Rezija Kalnina, Baiba Broka, Vilis Daudzins

Votes: 243

24. A Limousine the Colour of Midsummer's Eve (1981)

84 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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Another iconic Latvian film, known to be one of the best movies of director Janis Streics. When old auntie Mirta succeeds in a lottery and wins a car, which she cannot use herself, ... See full summary »

Director: Janis Streics | Stars: Gundars Abolins, Romualds Ancans, Lilita Berzina, Olga Drege

Votes: 665

25. Kolka Cool (2011)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A film that depicts the mentality of the inhabitants of a small village on the Baltic coast. Three guys are trying to fulfill their life's by drinking beer, killing time and picking up ... See full summary »

Director: Juris Poskus | Stars: Aigars Apinis, Agnese Civle, Gatis Gaga, Artuss Kaimins

Votes: 550

26. Finding Elvis (2008)

78 min | Comedy

6.0
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Five children from a 5th grade class. Three boys, two girls: Nils, Roberts, Tomass, Beate and Elza. During a Friday morning assembly, they learn from their homeroom teacher that their ... See full summary »

Director: Una Celma | Stars: Margareta Cilinska, Emils Desainis, Juris Gornavs, Martins Ivanovs

Votes: 11

27. Magic Kimono (2016)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | Completed

Japanese woman Keiko (played by Kaori Momoi (Marshall's "Memoirs of a Geisha", Miike's "Sukiyaki Western Django")) has been living in a shelf for decades due to a family tragedy in Kobe and... See full summary »

Director: Maris Martinsons | Stars: Kaori Momoi, Issei Ogata, Toms Liepajnieks, Liga Liepina

28. Cilveka berns (1991)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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A six-year-old boy plots to stop his "sweetheart", a grown-up woman in his pre-World War II Latvian village, from marrying.

Director: Janis Streics | Stars: Romualds Ancans, Martins Dancausks, Signe Dundure, Agnese Latovska

Votes: 275

29. Lotte from Gadgetville (2006)

81 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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Somewhere in Europe by a great sea stands a small village, where inventing all manner of domestic gadgets is held in great esteem. The villagers organize an annual competition of new ... See full summary »

Directors: Heiki Ernits, Janno Põldma | Stars: Evelin Võigemast, Andero Ermel, Argo Aadli, Lembit Ulfsak

Votes: 300

30. Krisana (2005)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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Matiss Zelcs is trying to find woman which he did ignore and who was about to jump off the bridge last night. Police don't want to continue investigation as no body was found, however Matiss is on his way to start his own investigation.

Director: Fred Kelemen | Stars: Egons Dombrovskis, Nikolay Korobov, Vigo Roga, Aija Dzerve

Votes: 190

31. Elpojiet dzili (1967)

76 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.1
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Set in Riga in 1967, the film deals with the challenges faced by creative young people under an authoritarian regime where artistic freedom is restricted and national culture under assault.... See full summary »

Director: Rolands Kalnins | Stars: Uldis Pucitis, Dina Kuple, Liga Liepina, Arnolds Linins

Votes: 118

32. Lotte and the Moonstone Secret (2011)

75 min | Animation, Family

6.3
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Directors: Heiki Ernits, Janno Põldma | Stars: Evelin Võigemast, Margus Tabor, Mait Malmsten, Mikk Jürjens

Votes: 133

33. Vella kalpi (1970)

90 min

7.5
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It's the midst of 30-year war, when Riga, then free-town, is fighting back both Swedish and Polish armies. City Council is thorn in doubt, as two main spiritual leaders - Head of Catholic ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandrs Leimanis | Stars: Lolita Cauka, Haralds Ritenbergs, Eduards Pavuls, Olga Drege

Votes: 281

34. Monsieur Taurins (2011)

93 min | Comedy

6.9
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The economic situation in Latvia forces the unemployed German teacher Gunars Taurins (Gundars Abolins) to accept a strange job offer: He is asked to find a house in France for a rich ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hahn | Stars: Gundars Abolins, Randolph Berger, Markus Boestfleisch, Julie Cornet

Votes: 39

35. Zirneklis (1991)

98 min | Horror

6.2
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Religious girl Vita agrees to pose for his outspoken artist paintings. Sexual looseness of his creations in Vita awakens passion , and she is trying to protect themselves from it ; ... See full summary »

Director: Vasili Mass | Stars: Romualds Ancans, Aurelija Anuzhite, Saulius Balandis, Liubomiras Laucevicius

Votes: 61

36. Three to Dance (2011)

110 min | Drama, History

7.4
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Four Latvian legionnaires are sentenced to death for deserting the German army. A Latvian girl heads to the German headquarters to try to free her beloved. In the few hours remaining before... See full summary »

Director: Arvids Krievs | Stars: Kristine Nevarauska, Martins Freimanis, Janis Vingris, Juris Bartkevics

Votes: 82

37. The Golden Horse (2014)

75 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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Seven years of captivity come to an end and grief turns to joy when an unlikely hero rescues the princess to win her hand and the throne.

Director: Reinis Kalnaellis | Stars: Rimantas Bagdzevicius, Dainius Gavenonis, Sigutis Jacenas, Gilbert Johnston

Votes: 35

38. Waterbomb for the Fat Tomcat (2004)

78 min | Family

6.6
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The two sisters' parents have gone abroad to earn the living, so the girls Marta and Linda needs someone to take care of them. For that they have their dictatorial spinster aunt Una, who ... See full summary »

Director: Varis Brasla | Stars: Baiba Broka, Undïne Vïksne, Zane Leimane, Gundars Abolins

Votes: 143

39. Nezakonchennyy uzhin (1981)

130 min | Comedy, Crime

6.3
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In one of the prestigious restaurants during banquet speech a large company's director Palmgren is killed in front of dozen guests . Case is lead by Criminal Investigation Officer Pierre ... See full summary »

Director: Janis Streics | Stars: Talivaldis Abolins, Romualds Ancans, Igrida Andrina, Lilita Berzina

Votes: 15

40. Rudolfa mantojums (2010)

114 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A national film where joy crosses with sorrow and love enhances the wish to live. It is the dawn of the XX century -a promising time for Latvian people. The national self-esteem of the ... See full summary »

Director: Janis Streics | Stars: Romualds Ancans, Uldis Dumpis, Rezija Kalnina, Arturs Skrastins

Votes: 234

41. People Out There (2012)

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Director: Aik Karapetian | Stars: Ilya Scherbakov, Agnese Frisfelde, Andris Gross, Viktoria Kondratenko

Votes: 416

42. 3 of Us (2009)

Comedy, Drama

3.0
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A loving couple Laura and John get lost in the middle of nowhere during a thunderstorm, riding a scooter to a birthday party. Looking for a place to spend the night they end up in an ... See full summary »

Director: Miks Ozolins | Stars: Lochlyn Munro, Robert Pike Daniel, Agnese Zeltina, DeRay Davis

Votes: 145

43. Pie bagatas kundzes (1969)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Riga, 1930. Educated unemployed Olgerts, who knows English, French and Latin, works different types of casual jobs. Together with his friend, tramp Fridis, they sometimes work for small ... See full summary »

Director: Leonids Leimanis | Stars: Eduards Pavuls, Liga Liepina, Karlis Sebris, Luijs Smits

Votes: 62

44. Izlaiduma gads (2014)

108 min | Drama

6.3
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A devoted teacher in a Latvian high school faces a stark choice between her personal happiness and the pressures of society.

Director: Andris Gauja | Stars: Inga Alsina, Marcis Klatenbergs, Ieva Apine, Liena Smukste

Votes: 214

45. Letters to Angel (2011)

118 min | Drama

6.3
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Film about a man who was sent to fight in Afghanistan years ago, where he converted to Islam. He now returns home only to find himself facing another kind of war.The front line in the ... See full summary »

Director: Sulev Keedus | Stars: Roman Baskin, Ketter Habakukk, Alina Karmazina, Elle Kull

Votes: 61

46. Romeo n' Juliet (2015)

82 min | Action, Drama

5.7
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Only one will survive. This is their story. William Shakespeare's immortal tragedy 'Romeo and Juliet' has remained vital through five centuries, and is now reborn and blooms in contemporary... See full summary »

Director: Maris Martinsons | Stars: Beata Jonite, Valeriy Yaremenko, Andris Bulis, Dita Lurina

Votes: 15

47. The Chronicles of Melanie (2016)

Biography, Drama, History | Post-production

In the early morning of June 14, 1941, under Stalin's orders, over 40 000 people from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania were arrested, shoved into cattle cars and dispatched to permanent exile ... See full summary »

Director: Viesturs Kairiss | Stars: Sabine Timoteo, Edvins Mekss, Lilita Ozolina, Outi Kärpänen

48. Ausma (2015)

96 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: Laila Pakalnina | Stars: Vilis Daudzins, Antons Grauds, Andris Keiss, Liena Smukste

Votes: 21

49. Kings' Shift (2016)

100 min | Thriller

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A rookie policeman is left alone in a private clinic to guard a comatose suspect of World War II crimes. His shift is long over, yet nobody comes to replace him. However, the youngster is ... See full summary »

Director: Ignas Miskinis | Stars: Vainius Sodeika, Aiste Dirziute, Ignatavicius Paulius, Dainius Gavenonis

50. The Last Soviet Movie (2003)

80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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"My dear Aleksandrs, we filmmakers are all sitting in the same train. Unfortunately there are very few seats. I will leave the train, so that you can take my place." These words by the late... See full summary »

Directors: Aleksandrs Petukhovs, Alexander Hahn | Stars: Dzintars Belogrudovs, Evgeniya Kryukova, Igor Klass, Larisa Shakhvorostova

Votes: 42