Most Popular Romanian-Language Feature Films


1. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

PG-13 | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.1
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75 Metascore

Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan

Votes: 319,007 | Gross: $408.08M

2. War Dogs (2016)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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57 Metascore

Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Steve Lantz, Gregg Weiner

Votes: 22,067 | Gross: $41.68M

3. Children of Men (2006)

R | 109 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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84 Metascore

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine

Votes: 365,120 | Gross: $35.29M

4. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

R | 128 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

7.5
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57 Metascore

The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves

Votes: 145,231 | Gross: $82.52M

5. Toni Erdmann (2016)

R | 162 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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94 Metascore

A father tries to reconnect with his adult daughter.

Director: Maren Ade | Stars: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Michael Wittenborn, Thomas Loibl

Votes: 2,458

6. Blade II (2002)

R | 117 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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52 Metascore

Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reapers, who are feeding on vampires.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Leonor Varela

Votes: 160,578 | Gross: $81.65M

7. Layer Cake (2004)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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73 Metascore

A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Daniel Craig, Sienna Miller, Michael Gambon, Tom Hardy

Votes: 135,011 | Gross: $2.34M

8. The Fall (2006)

R | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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64 Metascore

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.

Director: Tarsem Singh | Stars: Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru, Justine Waddell, Kim Uylenbroek

Votes: 89,422 | Gross: $2.28M

9. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

R | 84 min | Comedy

7.3
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89 Metascore

Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell, Chester

Votes: 298,920 | Gross: $128.51M

10. Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)

R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.6
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58 Metascore

John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Graham Greene

Votes: 301,413 | Gross: $100.01M

11. Charlie Countryman (2013)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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31 Metascore

While traveling abroad, a guy falls for a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in her violent, charismatic ex.

Director: Fredrik Bond | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Til Schweiger

Votes: 21,572 | Gross: $0.01M

12. The Cave (2005)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

5.1
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30 Metascore

Bloodthirsty creatures await a pack of divers who become trapped in an underwater cave network.

Director: Bruce Hunt | Stars: Piper Perabo, Morris Chestnut, Cole Hauser, Eddie Cibrian

Votes: 28,803 | Gross: $14.89M

13. Shelley (2016)

92 min | Drama, Horror

5.3
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62 Metascore

Louise and Kasper want to become parents but Louise is unable to have children. She seals a pact with her Romanian maid, Elena, to bear Louise's child, but things don't turn out as they planned.

Director: Ali Abbasi | Stars: Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Cosmina Stratan, Björn Andrésen, Marlon Kindberg Bach

Votes: 835

14. Graduation (2016)

128 min | Drama

8.0
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86 Metascore

A film about compromises and the implications of the parent's role.

Director: Cristian Mungiu | Stars: Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Rares Andrici, Lia Bugnar

Votes: 1,030

15. Dying of the Light (2014)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

4.4
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31 Metascore

When a devastating illness threatens to end Evan Lake's career in the C.I.A., he goes rogue to hunt down a terrorist who tortured him during a mission gone awry years ago.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin, Alexander Karim, Irène Jacob

Votes: 7,099

16. The Whistleblower (2010)

R | 112 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.2
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59 Metascore

A drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a sex scandal.

Director: Larysa Kondracki | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave, David Strathairn

Votes: 24,785 | Gross: $1.12M

17. Three Colors: Blue (1993)

R | 98 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

8.0
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85 Metascore

A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Benoît Régent

Votes: 62,893

18. Thirteen Days (2000)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.3
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67 Metascore

A dramatization of the Kennedy administration's struggle to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Shawn Driscoll, Drake Cook

Votes: 45,499 | Gross: $34.57M

19. Girl Most Likely (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy

5.8
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38 Metascore

A failed New York playwright awkwardly navigates the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year's News.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon, Darren Criss

Votes: 12,466 | Gross: $1.38M

20. Sieranevada (2016)

173 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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78 Metascore

Centers around a family gathering on the anniversary of a patriarch's recent death.

Director: Cristi Puiu | Stars: Mimi Branescu, Mirela Apostu, Eugenia Bosânceanu, Ilona Brezoianu

Votes: 597

21. The Visitor (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

7.7
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79 Metascore

A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass

Votes: 37,494 | Gross: $9.42M

22. They're Watching (2016)

95 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.7
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39 Metascore

The renovation of an old house in a village somewhere in Eastern Europe, will bring the crew of an American home improvement TV show, up against superstitions, misunderstandings and bloody violence.

Directors: Jay Lender, Micah Wright | Stars: Mia Faith, Kris Lemche, David Alpay, Brigid Brannagh

Votes: 2,035

23. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

7.9
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97 Metascore

A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania.

Director: Cristian Mungiu | Stars: Anamaria Marinca, Vlad Ivanov, Laura Vasiliu, Alexandru Potocean

Votes: 45,255 | Gross: $1.19M

24. Them (2006)

R | 77 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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60 Metascore

Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise... they're not alone... and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night.

Directors: David Moreau, Xavier Palud | Stars: Olivia Bonamy, Michaël Cohen, Adriana Mocca, Maria Roman

Votes: 24,413

25. Ondine (2009)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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65 Metascore

An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net whom his precocious daughter believes to be a selkie.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda, Dervla Kirwan, Alison Barry

Votes: 16,995 | Gross: $0.55M

26. Dogs (2016)

104 min | Drama

7.8
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Roman returns to the land he has just inherited from his grandfather. Fully decided to sell this vast but desolate property, he is warned by the local cop that his grandfather was a local ... See full summary »

Director: Bogdan Mirica | Stars: Dragos Bucur, Gheorghe Visu, Vlad Ivanov, Costel Cascaval

Votes: 267

27. Cannibal (2013)

Unrated | 116 min | Thriller

5.8
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69 Metascore

Carlos is the most prestigious tailor in Granada, but he's also a murderer in the shadows. He feels no remorse, no guilt, until Nina appears in his life and love awakens.

Director: Manuel Martín Cuenca | Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Olimpia Melinte, María Alfonsa Rosso, Florin Fildan

Votes: 2,304

28. Dracula (1979)

R | 109 min | Horror, Romance

6.4
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Romanticized adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 classic. Set in 1913 England, the bloodsucking, but handsome, charming and seductive, Count Dracula seeks an immortal bride.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan

Votes: 6,990

29. Selfie (I) (2014)

123 min | Comedy

5.9
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Yasmine , Roxi and Ana run away to the seaside two days before their finals to have the time of their lives.

Director: Cristina Iacob | Stars: Velea Alex, Alex Calin, Florin Calinescu, Catalin Catoiu

Votes: 855

30. Blood and Chocolate (2007)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.5
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33 Metascore

A young teenage werewolf (Bruckner) is torn between honoring her family's secret and her love for a man (Dancy).

Director: Katja von Garnier | Stars: Agnes Bruckner, Hugh Dancy, Olivier Martinez, Katja Riemann

Votes: 15,458 | Gross: $3.53M

31. Selfie 69 (2016)

116 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

7.8
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Your best friends are also the friends who'll make you do the stupidest things. After parting hardcore, Roxi, Yasmine and Ana meet in a bet that will change their lives: Who gets married first in three days?

Director: Cristina Iacob | Stars: Bogdan Alexandru, Raluca Aprodu, Alex Buescu, Silvia Busuioc

Votes: 179

32. Beyond the Hills (2012)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama

7.6
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79 Metascore

The friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.

Director: Cristian Mungiu | Stars: Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta, Dana Tapalaga

Votes: 8,709 | Gross: $0.11M

33. Youth Without Youth (2007)

R | 124 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.3
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43 Metascore

A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in World War II Europe, a professor is changed by a cataclysmic event and explores the mysteries of life.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Tim Roth, Alexandra Maria Lara, Bruno Ganz, André Hennicke

Votes: 11,445 | Gross: $0.24M

34. The Man Who Cried (2000)

R | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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40 Metascore

A young refugee traveling from Russia to America in search of her lost father falls for a gypsy horseman.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett, Oleg Yankovskiy, Claudia Lander-Duke

Votes: 12,612 | Gross: $0.74M

35. Dracula: The Dark Prince (2013)

R | 100 min | Action, Fantasy

3.8
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In his search for the Lightbringer, Dracula crosses paths with a beautiful crusader named Alina who bears a remarkable resemblance to his murdered bride. One look at her and Dracula is ... See full summary »

Director: Pearry Reginald Teo | Stars: Luke Roberts, Jon Voight, Kelly Wenham, Ben Robson

Votes: 1,317

36. Code Unknown (2000)

Unrated | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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74 Metascore

Jean, a farm lad, wants to escape his silent father; he runs to Paris to his older brother, Georges, who's away covering the war in Kosovo. Angry, he throws a bag of half-eaten pastry into ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Thierry Neuvic, Josef Bierbichler, Alexandre Hamidi

Votes: 8,488

37. Time of the Wolf (2003)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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71 Metascore

When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Anaïs Demoustier, Béatrice Dalle, Patrice Chéreau

Votes: 7,431 | Gross: $0.06M

38. Born to Raise Hell (2010)

R | 98 min | Action, Thriller

4.6
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A hard core Interpol Agent is assigned to an Eastern European task force to target gun trafficking and dope running throughout the Balkans. While investigating a Russian gun dealer, his ... See full summary »

Director: Lauro Chartrand | Stars: Steven Seagal, Dan Badarau, Darren Shahlavi, D. Neil Mark

Votes: 3,100

39. Polisse (2011)

Not Rated | 127 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

A journalist covering police assigned to a juvenile division enters an affair with one of her subjects.

Director: Maïwenn | Stars: Karin Viard, Joey Starr, Marina Foïs, Nicolas Duvauchelle

Votes: 10,896 | Gross: $0.17M

40. Her Alibi (1989)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.7
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A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Tom Selleck, Paulina Porizkova, William Daniels, James Farentino

Votes: 5,606 | Gross: $18.70M

41. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)

R | 153 min | Drama

8.0
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84 Metascore

Mr. Lazarescu, a 63 year old lonely man feels sick and calls the ambulance. When it arrives, the paramedic decides he should take him to the hospital but once there they decide to send him ... See full summary »

Director: Cristi Puiu | Stars: Ion Fiscuteanu, Luminita Gheorghiu, Doru Ana, Dorian Boguta

Votes: 10,408 | Gross: $0.08M

42. My Giant (1998)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

4.9
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Billy Crystal plays a Hollywood agent who stumbles upon Max, a giant living in Romania, and tries to get him into the movies.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Billy Crystal, Kathleen Quinlan, Gheorghe Muresan, Joanna Pacula

Votes: 5,837 | Gross: $7.99M

43. Illegitimate (2016)

89 min | Drama

7.3
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Two siblings and an illegitimate love. A father who's a doctor and several accusations. A family in which no one ever drew a line between what's moral and what's legal. Not even when it comes to abortion.

Director: Adrian Sitaru | Stars: Adrian Titieni, Alina Grigore, Robi Urs, Bogdan Albulescu

Votes: 295

44. Oedipus Rex (1967)

104 min | Drama

7.5
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In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is ... See full summary »

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Silvana Mangano, Franco Citti, Alida Valli, Carmelo Bene

Votes: 3,398

45. La Promesse (1996)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.9
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82 Metascore

Roger uses his son Igor to ruthlessly traffic and exploit illegal aliens. When one of the aliens is killed, Igor is guilt-ridden and wants to care for the dead man's family against his father's orders.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet, Assita Ouedraogo, Jean-Michel Balthazar

Votes: 5,290 | Gross: $0.45M

46. Aurora (I) (2010)

181 min | Drama

6.7
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63 Metascore

An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a... See full summary »

Director: Cristi Puiu | Stars: Cristi Puiu, Clara Voda, Catrinel Dumitrescu, Luminita Gheorghiu

Votes: 1,185

47. Walking with the Enemy (2013)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Drama, History

5.4
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44 Metascore

A young man, separated from his family in WWII, disguises himself as a Nazi SS Officer and uncovers more than just his family whereabouts.

Director: Mark Schmidt | Stars: Jonas Armstrong, Ben Kingsley, Hannah Tointon, Simon Kunz

Votes: 445 | Gross: $0.36M

48. Aferim! (2015)

108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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84 Metascore

Set in early 19th century Romania, a policeman, Costandin, is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife.

Director: Radu Jude | Stars: Teodor Corban, Mihai Comanoiu, Toma Cuzin, Alexandru Dabija

Votes: 4,013 | Gross: $0.10M

49. The Life: What's Your Pleasure? (2004)

R | 87 min | Drama

4.3
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26 Metascore

An anthropology student exploring the nature of prostitution is drawn deeper into that profession than she ever expected.

Director: María Lidón | Stars: Daryl Hannah, Denise Richards, Joaquim de Almeida, María Jiménez

Votes: 1,429

50. The 25th Hour (1967)

130 min | Drama, War

7.6
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In WW2, a Romanian Gentile peasant is denounced by the village gendarme and sent to a concentration camp for Jews where, due to an error, he's drafted into the SS.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Virna Lisi, Grégoire Aslan, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 1,220