Most Popular Estonian-Language Feature Films


1. Orphan (2009)

R | 123 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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42 Metascore

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a nine year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder

Votes: 143,825 | Gross: $41.57M

2. Yes Man (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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46 Metascore

A guy challenges himself to say "yes" to everything for an entire year.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper, John Michael Higgins

Votes: 273,702 | Gross: $97.68M

3. Littleman (2006)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Crime

4.3
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26 Metascore

A wannabe dad mistakes a vertically challenged criminal on the lam as his newly adopted son.

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Kerry Washington, John Witherspoon

Votes: 39,800 | Gross: $58.26M

4. Tangerines (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, War

8.3
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73 Metascore

War in Georgia, Apkhazeti region in 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.

Director: Zaza Urushadze | Stars: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Giorgi Nakashidze, Misha Meskhi

Votes: 20,916 | Gross: $0.11M

5. 1944 (2015)

100 min | Drama, War

7.2
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The events of the war in 1944, from the Blue Hills to Sõrve Peninsula. Shown through the eyes of Estonian soldiers who had to pick sides and fight against fellow brothers. Choices have to ... See full summary »

Director: Elmo Nüganen | Stars: Marko Leht, Maiken Schmidt, Magnús Mariuson, Kristo Viiding

Votes: 2,670

6. The Fencer (2015)

99 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.3
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Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.

Director: Klaus Härö | Stars: Lembit Ulfsak, Kirill Käro, Märt Avandi, Kaili Närep

Votes: 2,193

7. Zero Point (2014)

115 min | Drama

7.7
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After being denounced as an outcast in school and frightened away from home by his mother's developing schizophrenia, there is no other way out for Johannes but to start improving his life by reforming himself.

Director: Mihkel Ulk | Stars: Tambet Tuisk, Märt Pius, Kärt Tomingas, Kärt Tammjärv

Votes: 538

8. The Poll Diaries (2010)

129 min | Drama

7.0
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In the summer of 1914, thirteen-year-old Oda von Siering (Paula Beer) leaves Berlin to join her family and an assortment of German and Russian aristocrats on an estate in Estonia. The von ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Kraus | Stars: Paula Beer, Edgar Selge, Tambet Tuisk, Jeanette Hain

Votes: 838

9. Risttuules (2014)

90 min | Drama, History

7.8
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"Risttuules" is very emotional and tragic movie about mass deportation to Siberia based on memories of Erna. It all started 14th of June 1941 when trucks came for the innocent families with... See full summary »

Director: Martti Helde | Stars: Laura Peterson, Tarmo Song, Mirt Preegel, Ingrid Isotamm

Votes: 766

10. The Class (2007)

99 min | Drama

8.0
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An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.

Director: Ilmar Raag | Stars: Vallo Kirs, Pärt Uusberg, Lauri Pedaja, Paula Solvak

Votes: 11,574

11. Mother (2016)

89 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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This darkly comic crime mystery set in small-town Estonia centers on Elsa, the mother and full time caretaker of Lauri, a teacher who has been in a coma since being shot under shadowy ... See full summary »

Director: Kadri Kõusaar | Stars: Tiina Mälberg, Andres Tabun, Andres Noormets, Siim Maaten

Votes: 35

12. Four Shades of Brown (2004)

192 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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An eccentric millionaire dies at a manor in Dalarna in Sweden, leaving behind three sons and a mistress. One of four parallel stories about parents and children. Four sides of Sweden. Four shades of brown.

Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Robert Gustafsson, Maria Kulle, Karl Linnertorp, Jonas Inde

Votes: 3,634

13. The Secret Society of Souptown (2015)

95 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.1
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When the town is attacked by a mystical virus that turns all the grown-ups into children, four brave 10 year olds fight back to save their loved ones despite all the obstacles.

Director: Margus Paju | Stars: Olivia Viikant, Arabella Antons, Hugo Soosaar, Karl Jakob Vibur

Votes: 314

14. Chasing Ponies (2016)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Director: Rain Rannu | Stars: Einar Kuusk, Jarmo Murumaa, Helena Pruuli, Kristo Viiding

Votes: 39

15. Seneca's Day (2016)

106 min | Drama, Romance

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Director: Kristijonas Vildziunas | Stars: Ina Marija Bartaité, Dainius Gavenonis, Elzbieta Latenaite, Mait Malmsten

16. Dearest Sister: Nong Hak (2016)

101 min | Drama, Horror | Completed

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A village girl travels to the Lao capital, Vientiane, to care for her rich cousin who has lost her sight and gained the ability to communicate with the dead.

Director: Mattie Do | Stars: Amphaiphun Phommapunya, Vilouna Phetmany, Tambet Tuisk, Manivanh Boulom

17. Ghost Mountaineer (2015)

100 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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Urmas Eero Liiv's feature film "Must alpinist" (Ghost Mountaineer) is a youth film with elements of horror which is based on real life events which took place during the Soviet era. It ... See full summary »

Director: Urmas Eero Liiv | Stars: Vadim Andreev, Priit Pius, Liis Lass, Veiko Porkanen

Votes: 290

18. Klassikokkutulek (2016)

90 min | Comedy

6.7
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Three middle aged men are going to their high school reunion after 25 years and the troubles that come with it.

Director: René Vilbre | Stars: Mait Malmsten, Genka, Ago Anderson, Martin Algus

Votes: 467

19. Autumn Ball (2007)

123 min | Drama

7.3
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A film about the loneliness, despair and hope of six people who all live in a bleak Soviet-era apartment complex in Tallinn, Estonia.

Director: Veiko Õunpuu | Stars: Rain Tolk, Taavi Eelmaa, Juhan Ulfsak, Sulevi Peltola

Votes: 1,589

20. Pilot Pirx's Inquest (1979)

95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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The movie is about "finite nonlinears," robots that closely resemble human beings but are even more perfect than humans. They are intended to eventually replace human beings in space ... See full summary »

Director: Marek Piestrak | Stars: Sergei Desnitsky, Boleslaw Abart, Vladimir Ivashov, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy

Votes: 495

21. Names Engraved in Marble (2002)

95 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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This movie is about the Estonian War of Independence (1918-1920), specifically the students fighting on the nationalist side, but also shown the conflict between two ideologies (Estonian nationalism and communism).

Director: Elmo Nüganen | Stars: Priit Võigemast, Indrek Sammul, Hele Kõre, Alo Kõrve

Votes: 1,651

22. 'Hukkunud Alpinisti' hotell (1979)

80 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Police gets a call-out to a lonely hotel in the Alps. When an officer gets to the hotel everything seems to be alright. Suddenly an avalanche cuts them out from the rest of the world and strange things are going to happen.

Director: Grigori Kromanov | Stars: Uldis Pucitis, Jüri Järvet, Lembit Peterson, Mikk Mikiver

Votes: 685

23. The Days That Confused (2016)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A young man trying to make sense of the world in the summer heat of late nineties Estonia.

Director: Triin Ruumet | Stars: Hendrik Toompere Jr. Jr., Jaanika Arum, Juhan Ulfsak, Taavi Eelmaa

Votes: 241

24. The Temptation of St. Tony (2009)

114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.2
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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.

Director: Veiko Õunpuu | Stars: Taavi Eelmaa, Ravshana Kurkova, Tiina Tauraite, Sten Ljunggren

Votes: 973 | Gross: $0.00M

25. I Was Here (2008)

95 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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A 17-year-old boy becomes a drug dealer and the decision that draws him into causes turbulent events he can't control.

Director: René Vilbre | Stars: Rasmus Kaljujärv, Doris Tislar, Marilyn Jurman, Hele Kõre

Votes: 857

26. Viimne reliikvia (1969)

86 min | Adventure, History, Romance

8.1
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A medieval love story with lots of adventures. The times are troubled - there's a revolt of peasants going on. To secure its safety a monastery chases for a relics of a holy Brigitte. A ... See full summary »

Director: Grigori Kromanov | Stars: Aleksandr Goloborodko, Igrida Andrina, Elza Radzina, Rolan Bykov

Votes: 968

27. Kevade (1969)

84 min | Drama

8.4
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Semi-autobiographical story by Oskar Luts about friendship, love and life in a small Estonian country boarding school in the late 1800s. Followed by Suvi (1976) and Sügis (1990).

Director: Arvo Kruusement | Stars: Arno Liiver, Riina Hein, Aare Laanemets, Margus Lepa

Votes: 863

28. A Lady in Paris (2012)

94 min | Drama

6.3
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Anne leaves Estonia to come to Paris and care for Frida, an elderly Estonian lady who emigrated to France long ago. Anne soon realizes that she is not wanted. All Frida wants from life is ... See full summary »

Director: Ilmar Raag | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Laine Mägi, Patrick Pineau, François Beukelaers

Votes: 585

29. Mushrooming (2012)

93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

7.0
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A journalist has gotten wind of corruption rumors involving a politician. On the day the journalist tries to contact him, he decides to go mushrooming with his wife.

Director: Toomas Hussar | Stars: Raivo E. Tamm, Elina Reinold, Juhan Ulfsak, Hendrik Toompere Jr. Jr.

Votes: 833

30. The Polar Boy (2016)

97 min | Drama

6.9
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Mattias is a young talented photographer in his final year of secondary school, who has a dream to become a student of the Berlin Arts Academy. He unexpectedly falls in love with a wild ... See full summary »

Director: Anu Aun | Stars: Roland Laos, Jaanika Arum, Ene Järvis, Joosep Jürgenson

Votes: 73

31. The End of a Great Era (2015)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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The movie is shot based on the biographic story of Sergey Dovlatov "Compromise", tells about an era in which created, despite bans, had sex which "wasn't", and fought for the right to be ... See full summary »

Director: Stanislav Govorukhin | Stars: Ivan Kolesnikov, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Fyodor Dobronravov, Boris Kamorzin

Votes: 196

32. Bad Hair Friday (2012)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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At an ever-accelerating pace, this thriller / dark comedy tells the story of 8 very different groups whose paths cross in the space of 24 hours. We meet a wide range of characters - from ... See full summary »

Directors: Andres Kõpper, Arun Tamm | Stars: Kirke Algma, Martin Algus, Sten Karpov, Katri Kitsing

Votes: 464

33. Magnus (2007)

86 min | Drama

6.0
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A handsome teenager Magnus wants to commit suicide and his father tries to change his mind.

Director: Kadri Kõusaar | Stars: Anu Aaremäe, Piret Avila, Hellar Bergmann, Boris Burachinski

Votes: 432

34. City Unplugged (1993)

99 min | Comedy, Thriller

7.0
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In August, 1991, Estonia reclaims its independence from the USSR and brings to its national bank nearly $1 billion in gold bullion hidden in Paris for 50 years. Russian mobsters have a bold... See full summary »

Director: Ilkka Järvi-Laturi | Stars: Ivo Uukkivi, Milena Gulbe, Monika Mäger, Enn Klooren

Votes: 329

35. Love Is Blind (2013)

98 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Kertu s life is totally spoiled by an overbearing father, until she opens her heart to an unlikely dream lover.

Director: Ilmar Raag | Stars: Ursula Ratasepp, Mait Malmsten, Leila Säälik, Külliki Saldre

Votes: 688

36. Brothers: The Return (2006)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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Hoffa floats ashore in Estonia after his stolen getaway boat has exploded. He tries to begin a new life in Estonia, but the longing for his family back home becomes too big and he decides ... See full summary »

Director: Erik Leijonborg | Stars: Ola Rapace, Lembit Ulfsak, Liina-Riin Olmaru, Kristiine Pajussaar

Votes: 615

37. Living Images (2013)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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The main character, Helmi, is born into the house of Baron von Strandmann in Old-Town Tallinn, in 1908. The only thing that she knows for sure about her past is that her mother was an ... See full summary »

Director: Hardi Volmer | Stars: Sultan Aka, Ita Ever, Peeter Jakobi, Hendrik Toompere Jr. Jr.

Votes: 200

38. Free Range/Ballad on Approving of the World (2013)

104 min | Drama

6.1
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The story of a promising, young man with exciting career opportunities and looming marital bliss.

Director: Veiko Õunpuu | Stars: Lauri Lagle, Jaanika Arum, Laura Peterson, Peeter Volkonski

Votes: 292

39. Where Souls Go (2007)

87 min | Drama

5.3
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A teenage girl has problems with her family and life when her little brother is born with a heart problem.

Director: Rainer Sarnet | Stars: Ragne Veensalu, Lenna Kuurmaa, Andres Lõo, Viire Valdma

Votes: 215

40. Cherry Tobacco (2014)

93 min | Romance

6.5
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Cherry Tobacco is about a small-town girl, Laura, who is constantly bored. Her mother gets on her nerves, boys her age are stupid and everything anyone wants to do seems childish. One day ... See full summary »

Directors: Andres Maimik, Katrin Maimik | Stars: Maarja Jakobson, Tiina Kadarpik, Andres Kütt, Viiu Maimik

Votes: 346

41. Georg (2007)

105 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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A movie about the life of legendary Estonian singer Georg Ots.

Director: Peeter Simm | Stars: Marko Matvere, Anastasiya Makeeva, Renars Kaupers, Tõnu Kark

Votes: 265

42. Sangarid (2017)

90 min | Comedy | Filming

An upbeat comedy about three boys that escape from Soviet Estonia to Sweden via Finland in the 1980s to fulfill their dreams in the free world.

Director: Jaak Kilmi | Stars: Märt Pius, Karl-Andreas Kalmet, Veiko Porkanen, Esko Salminen

43. Tõde ja õigus (2019)

Drama | Pre-production

Estonia, 1870. The uncompromising new owner of Robber's Rise must battle with hard work, his spiteful neighbor and with his own family and beliefs to transform the poor land into a ... See full summary »

Director: Tanel Toom | Stars: Maiken Schmidt, Priit Võigemast, Ester Kuntu, Priit Loog

44. Men at Arms (2005)

109 min | Action, Comedy

7.2
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A fake historic epic on the Middle Ages and Estonia's not-so-glorious past.

Director: Kaaren Kaer | Stars: Ott Sepp, Mirtel Pohla, Uku Uusberg, Argo Aadli

Votes: 577

45. 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: 304

46. December Heat (2008)

92 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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The young country of Estonia is dancing to the jazzy tune of the 1920's when on December 1, 1924, the capital Tallinn is overrun by members of the Comintern in an attempt to stage a ... See full summary »

Director: Asko Kase | Stars: Sergo Vares, Liisi Koikson, Tõnu Kark, Mait Malmsten

Votes: 509

47. Punane elavhõbe (2010)

86 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.2
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Director: Andres Puustusmaa | Stars: Irina Aduson, Tigran Agaveljan, Märt Avandi, Sergey Barkovskiy

Votes: 284

48. The Snow Queen (2010)

99 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Wintry fairytale for adults. The unusual love story is based on the motifs of H. C. Andersen's fairytale. A woman living in an ice castle lures a boy to her. He becomes so spellbound by the... See full summary »

Director: Marko Raat | Stars: Helena Merzin, Artur Tedremägi, Toomas Suuman, Egon Nuter

Votes: 49

49. The Spy and the Poet (2016)

95 min | Drama

6.9
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Nobody knows what anybody knows.

Director: Toomas Hussar | Stars: Rain Tolk, Jan Uuspõld, Lana Vatsel

Votes: 12

50. The Idiot (2011)

132 min | Drama, History

6.5
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A story of a man, whose sincerity becomes a great weapon in a cynical world.

Director: Rainer Sarnet | Stars: Risto Kübar, Katariina Unt, Tambet Tuisk, Ragne Veensalu

Votes: 182