Most Popular Albanian-Language Feature Films


1. War Dogs (2016)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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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: 83,288 | Gross: $43.02M

2. Taken (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Thriller

7.8
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50 Metascore

A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.

Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser

Votes: 495,875 | Gross: $145.00M

3. Inside Man (2006)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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76 Metascore

A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 280,647 | Gross: $88.50M

4. Dead Man Down (2013)

R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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39 Metascore

In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is helped by a woman seeking retribution.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper, Terrence Howard

Votes: 55,659 | Gross: $10.88M

5. Wag the Dog (1997)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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73 Metascore

Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a presidential sex scandal.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary

Votes: 68,935 | Gross: $43.02M

6. Cash Only (2015)

91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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71 Metascore

A money troubled man finds some cash in an apartment which later turns out to belong to someone who stops at nothing to get his money back.

Director: Malik Bader | Stars: Nickola Shreli, Brandon Trammer, Stivi Paskoski, Danijela Stajnfeld

Votes: 726

7. Secuestrados (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

6.4
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49 Metascore

Three hooded Eastern-European criminals burst into a home in a Madrid gated community, holding the family hostage in its own home, and forcing the father to empty his credit cards.

Director: Miguel Ángel Vivas | Stars: Fernando Cayo, Manuela Vellés, Ana Wagener, Guillermo Barrientos

Votes: 5,750

8. The Ipcress File (1965)

Approved | 109 min | Thriller

7.3
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In London, a counter espionage agent deals with his own bureaucracy while investigating the kidnapping and brainwashing of British scientists.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Guy Doleman, Sue Lloyd

Votes: 10,656

9. Before the Rain (1994)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War

8.1
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In the republic of Macedonia, amid war in Bosnia, an Albanian girl being hunted by Christians is offered protection by a monk who has taken a vow of silence.

Director: Milcho Manchevski | Stars: Katrin Cartlidge, Rade Serbedzija, Grégoire Colin, Labina Mitevska

Votes: 11,536 | Gross: $0.76M

10. Eyjafjallajökull (2013)

92 min | Comedy

5.5
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For travelers around the world, the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull is a downer. For Alain and Valerie, it's a catastrophe. For if they are to make it in time to the tiny... See full summary »

Director: Alexandre Coffre | Stars: Valérie Bonneton, Dany Boon, Denis Ménochet, Albert Delpy

Votes: 2,509

11. To vlemma tou Odyssea (1995)

Unrated | 176 min | Drama, War

7.6
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A, a Greek filmmaker living in exile in the United States, returns to his native Ptolemas to attend a special screening of one of his extremely controversial films. But A's real interest ... See full summary »

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Erland Josephson, Maia Morgenstern, Thanasis Vengos

Votes: 4,681 | Gross: $0.04M

12. Drejt Fundit (2015)

Action

5.8
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It's first action movie in Albania

Director: Drilon Hoxha | Stars: Drilon Hoxha, Erand Hoxha, Ardian Ramushi, Ardit Zela

Votes: 141

13. Human Zoo (2009)

110 min | Drama

6.2
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In Marseille, the young Serbian-Albanian Adria Shala is an illegal immigrant traumatized by her past. Every now and then Adria recalls her life in Kosovo, when she was saved from rape by a ... See full summary »

Director: Rie Rasmussen | Stars: Rie Rasmussen, Nikola Djuricko, Nick Corey, Vojin Cetkovic

Votes: 563

14. Vergine giurata (2015)

Unrated | 84 min | Drama

6.3
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70 Metascore

Years after declaring her eternal virginity and opting to live life as a man in the mountains of Albania, Hana looks to return to living as a woman as she settles into a new existence in modern-day Milan.

Director: Laura Bispuri | Stars: Alba Rohrwacher, Emily Ferratello, Lars Eidinger, Flonja Kodheli

Votes: 564 | Gross: $0.00M

15. Nicht mein Tag (2014)

110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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Bank teller Till Reiners' life is torn out of a rut by a series of offbeat coincidences, which ultimately lead him to find himself and realize: His life isn't so bad after all...

Director: Peter Thorwarth | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Axel Stein, Jasmin Gerat, Anna Maria Mühe

Votes: 3,458

16. Tickets (2005)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A train travels across Italy toward Rome. On board is a professor who daydreams a conversation with a love that never was, a family of Albanian refugees who switch trains and steal a ticket... See full summary »

Directors: Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach, Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Carlo Delle Piane, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Silvana De Santis, Filippo Trojano

Votes: 2,127

17. Hors les murs (2012)

Unrated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Paulo, a young pianist, meets Ilir, a bartender and bass guitar player originally from Albania. They become lovers. Confronted by his girlfriend Anka, Paulo finds himself out on the street.... See full summary »

Director: David Lambert | Stars: Matila Malliarakis, Guillaume Gouix, David Salles, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin

Votes: 1,070

18. The Man from Acapulco (1973)

95 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

7.3
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Francois Merlin is an espionnage-book writer. He likes to mix every-day character he can met in his book. In his book, he is Bob Saint Clar, his neighbour Christine appears as Tatiana and ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jacqueline Bisset, Vittorio Caprioli, Hans Meyer

Votes: 3,216

19. Xenia (2014)

Unrated | 134 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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62 Metascore

Strangers in their own birthplace, 16-year-old Danny and 18-year-old Odysseus cross the entire country in search of their Greek father, after their Albanian mother passes away.

Director: Panos H. Koutras | Stars: Kostas Nikouli, Nikos Gelia, Yannis Stankoglou, Marisha Triantafyllidou

Votes: 2,443 | Gross: $0.00M

20. Dossier K. (2009)

120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Vincke and Verstuyft are detectives of the Antwerp police department. This time they have to deal with the Albanian mob and some problems in their own police division.

Director: Jan Verheyen | Stars: Koen De Bouw, Werner De Smedt, Blerim Destani, Hilde De Baerdemaeker

Votes: 2,074

21. Skanderbeg (1954)

95 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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This is the true story of the National Hero of Albanians, George Kastrioti Scanderbeg, from his birth to his death. 1405-1468. Based mainly upon the monk writer Marin Barleti, the movie ... See full summary »

Director: Sergei Yutkevich | Stars: Akaki Khorava, Besa Imami, Adivie Alibali, Semyon Sokolovsky

Votes: 358

22. Der Albaner (2010)

105 min | Drama

7.2
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Handsome Albanian villager Arben wants to marry Etleva, daughter of a neighboring clan, but her father has promised her to another man who is offering a 10,000 Euros bride price. But when ... See full summary »

Director: Johannes Naber | Stars: Nik Xhelilaj, Amos Zaharia, Çun Lajçi, Luan Jaha

Votes: 499

23. Pit Stop Mafia (2016)

92 min | Action, Comedy

8.3
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In the city of Minor forgotten by time, people want money and hallucinatory and grotesque appearance mafia. Bricks, 30 years old, strong man, has his business: wash, funerals and weddings ... See full summary »

Director: Fatmir Koçi | Stars: Dritan Kastrati, Erand Hoxha, Bessart Kallaku, Rezart Veleshnja

Votes: 22

24. The Forgiveness of Blood (2011)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

6.9
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73 Metascore

An Albanian family is torn apart by a murder, resulting in a blood feud that makes eldest son Nik a prime target and forces his sister, eldest daughter Rudina, to leave school in order to take over the family business.

Director: Joshua Marston | Stars: Tristan Halilaj, Sindi Lacej, Refet Abazi, Ilire Vinca Celaj

Votes: 1,557 | Gross: $0.12M

25. Time of the Comet (2008)

104 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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A young man is searching for the war to free his country and establish freedom. Instead of war he finds the love of his life.

Director: Fatmir Koçi | Stars: Blerim Destani, Masiela Lusha, Xhevdet Ferri, Thomas Heinze

Votes: 241

26. Amsterdam Express (2014)

107 min | Drama

7.9
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Albanian emigrant is precariously caught in Amsterdam among the promise and allure of the rich city, threats of ruthless drug dealers & sex traffickers.

Director: Fatmir Koçi | Stars: Carolien Spoor, Blerim Destani, James Biberi, Natasha Goulden

Votes: 255

27. Bal-Can-Can (2005)

89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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A Macedonian military deserter and his Italian blood-brother are searching for a dead grandmother wrapped up in a stolen carpet, all over the Balkan's criminal underworld.

Director: Darko Mitrevski | Stars: Vlado Jovanovski, Adolfo Margiotta, Zvezda Angelovska, Branko Djuric

Votes: 2,102

28. Le silence de Lorna (2008)

R | 105 min | Drama

7.2
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80 Metascore

Sokol and Lorna, two Albanian emigrants in Belgium, dream of leaving their dreary jobs to set up a snack bar. They need money, and a permanent resident status. Claudy is a junkie - he needs... See full summary »

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Arta Dobroshi, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione, Alban Ukaj

Votes: 7,029 | Gross: $0.34M

29. Babai (2015)

104 min | Drama

6.6
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Ten-year-old Nori (Val Maloku) and his father Gezim (Astrit Kabashi) roam the streets of Kosovo selling cigarettes and barely earning a living. Only a few years after the fall of the Berlin... See full summary »

Director: Visar Morina | Stars: Val Maloku, Astrit Kabashi, Adriana Matoshi, Enver Petrovci

Votes: 207

30. The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954)

Approved | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.0
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In Ispahan, Persia, Hajji Baba is leaving his father's shop to seek a greater fortune, while the Princess Fawzia is trying to talk her father, the Caliph into giving her in marriage to ... See full summary »

Director: Don Weis | Stars: John Derek, Elaine Stewart, Thomas Gomez, Amanda Blake

Votes: 300

31. Die Brücke am Ibar (2012)

88 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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A moving love story in a time of hatred: During the civil war in Kosovo, the young Serbian widow Danica falls in love with Ramiz, a Albanian soldier who, wounded in battle, seeks refuge in her home on the Serbian side of the River Ibar.

Director: Michaela Kezele | Stars: Zrinka Cvitesic, Misel Maticevic, Andrija Nikcevic, Milos Mesarovic

Votes: 313

32. Lamerica (1994)

116 min | Drama

7.7
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Two Italian racketeers come to Albania just after the fall of the communists to set up a fictive firm and pocket the grants. They need a stooge. They choose an old one in a jail : Spiro. ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Amelio | Stars: Enrico Lo Verso, Michele Placido, Piro Milkani, Carmelo Di Mazzarelli

Votes: 1,779 | Gross: $0.44M

33. Strsljen (1998)

107 min | Drama

7.2
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A love story between a Serbian girl and young Albanian set against the background of current Balkanic conflict.

Director: Gorcin Stojanovic | Stars: Sergej Trifunovic, Mirjana Jokovic, Dragan Jovanovic, Branimir Popovic

Votes: 1,115

34. Agon (I) (2012)

106 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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Two Albanian brothers migrate to Greece and try, each in his own way, to integrate into their host country by following two different lifestyles.

Director: Robert Budina | Stars: Suela Bako, Eglantina Cenomeri, Xhevdet Jashari, Antonis Kafetzopoulos

Votes: 160

35. Enklava (2015)

92 min | Drama

7.8
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Kosovo 2004, five years after the war. Nenad, ten years Christian boy from a Serbian enclave, determined to create a proper community burial for his late grandfather, crosses enemy lines ... See full summary »

Director: Goran Radovanovic | Stars: Milena Jaksic, Filip Subaric, Nenad Stanojkovic, Milan Sekulic

Votes: 1,273

36. Engjejt jane larg (2016)

Drama

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The story takes place in March 1999, Kosovo. it is the period of NATO bombing. Massive displacement of Albanians on ethnic basis. Terror, fear, insecurity, hunger has plagued Gjakova town ... See full summary »

Director: Gjergj Xhuvani | Stars: Rinaldo Rocco, Teuta Krasniqi, Nik Xhelilaj, Ndriçim Xhepa

37. Femrat (2013)

90 min | Comedy

7.6
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An albanian farce/comedy about women and men and their problems

Director: Rudina Vojvoda | Stars: Ermal Mamaqi, Enxhi Cuku, Zamira Kita, Robert Aliaj

Votes: 336

38. Hunting Flies (2016)

106 min | Drama

7.8
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The idealistic teacher Ghani loses his principles during an intense day, when he barricades the students in an attempt in saving his working place. A political drama caging the rise and fall of a dictatorship in a classroom.

Director: Izer Aliu | Star: Burhan Amiti

Votes: 14

39. Iluzija (2004)

107 min | Drama

7.7
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61 Metascore

As Macedonia faces its difficult transition, a boy escapes into a world of his own creation.

Director: Svetozar Ristovski | Stars: Vlado Jovanovski, Marko Kovacevic, Jordanco Cevrevski, Elena Mosevska

Votes: 905 | Gross: $0.00M

40. Agnus Dei (I) (2012)

111 min | Drama, Family, War

7.5
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I was born from the ones that I shouldn't, I lived with those that I mustn't, and I killed the one that I shouldn't.

Director: Agim Sopi | Stars: Astrit Alihajdaraj, Dafina Berisha, Çun Lajçi, Zaklina Ostir

Votes: 69

41. Bloodlands (2016)

82 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller | Post-production

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A struggling family in Albania, wrestling with tradition, must unite against a mysterious clan's aggressions, leading to a 'blood feud' that is all too familiar in the Balkans.

Director: Steven Kastrissios | Stars: Gëzim Rudi, Emiljano Palali, Suela Bako, Alesia Xhemalaj

42. Spivs (2004)

95 min | Drama, Comedy

5.6
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Jack, Steve and Goat are East-End Spivs. They spend their time wheeling and dealing wherever and whenever they can. It's not until Jack and the others get involved with a guy called Villa, ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Teague | Stars: Kate Ashfield, Linda Bassett, Chooye Bay, Elizabeth Berrington

Votes: 359

43. J.A.C.E. (2011)

142 min | Drama

6.8
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Twice-orphaned Jace, a seven-year-old Albanian of Greek origin, witnesses a massacre that wipes out his entire foster family in Argyrokastron, and then falls in the hands of a bunch of ... See full summary »

Director: Menelaos Karamaghiolis | Stars: Alban Ukaj, Stefania Goulioti, Argyris Xafis, Ieronymos Kaletsanos

Votes: 348

44. Gjallë (2009)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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In a country where tradition is constantly at war with modernity, Koll is a college student set on enjoying his youth to the fullest. When his father dies and he is forced to assume ... See full summary »

Director: Artan Minarolli | Stars: Nik Xhelilaj, Xhevdet Ferri, Bruno Shllaku, Niada Saliasi

Votes: 135

45. Pankot ne e mrtov (2011)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A group of crotchety codgers attempt to revive the punk-rock band they all played in 17 years earlier in "Punk Is Not Dead," from Macedonian scribe-helmer

Director: Vladimir Blazevski | Stars: Jordan Simonov, Kamka Tocinovski, Toni Mihajlovski, Kiril Pop Hristov

Votes: 789

46. Eduart (2006)

104 min | Drama

6.5
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Based upon true events Eduart, a young man raised in a cruel and oppressive family environment, leaves Albania with the dream of becoming a rock star and living a better life. His reckless ... See full summary »

Director: Angeliki Antoniou | Stars: Eshref Durmishi, André Hennicke, Ndriçim Xhepa, Ermela Teli

Votes: 344

47. Besa (2009)

106 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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At the very beginning of the World War I, Filip, a Serb and the principal of a gymnasium in a small Serbian town, is summoned urgently to Belgrade to serve in the war effort. He has no one ... See full summary »

Director: Srdjan Karanovic | Stars: Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Iva Krajnc, Radivoje Bukvic, Nebojsa Dugalic

Votes: 449

48. Via Castellana Bandiera (2013)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Add a Plot

Director: Emma Dante | Stars: Emma Dante, Alba Rohrwacher, Elena Cotta, Renato Malfatti

Votes: 397

49. L'intrepido (2013)

104 min | Comedy

5.8
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46 Metascore

Set in modern day Milan, this is a Chaplinesque odyssey through the world of work - every type of work, but primarily unskilled manual labor, seen through the eyes of a kind, middle-aged ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Amelio | Stars: Antonio Albanese, Livia Rossi, Gabriele Rendina, Xu Wei-you

Votes: 466

50. Bota (2014)

104 min | Drama

7.8
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One week at the Bota café. Nothing happens. Everything happens.

Directors: Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci | Stars: Flonja Kodheli, Artur Gorishti, Fioralba Kryemadhi, Tinka Kurti

Votes: 86