Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic - Best Foreign Language Film

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Czechoslovak and Czech submissions for the Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film

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1. Lemonade Joe (1964)

84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

Straight shooting Lemonade Joe cleans up Stetson City, in this musical parody of early Westerns, after shooting the pants off villain Old Pistol. Joe's endorsement of Kolaloka (Crazy Cola) ... See full summary »

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Karel Fiala, Rudolf Deyl, Milos Kopecký, Kveta Fialová

Votes: 2,280

2. The Shop on Main Street (1965)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, War

A carpenter in the Nazi-occupied Slovak State is appointed "Aryan controller" of a Jewish widow's store.

Directors: Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos | Stars: Ida Kaminska, Jozef Kroner, Hana Slivková, Martin Hollý

Votes: 7,054

Winner

3. Loves of a Blonde (1965)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

A factory manager in rural Czechoslovakia bargains with the army to send men to the area, to boost the morale of his young female workers, deprived of male company since the local boys have... See full summary »

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Hana Brejchová, Vladimír Pucholt, Vladimír Mensík, Josef Sebánek

Votes: 6,428

Nominated

4. Closely Watched Trains (1966)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An apprentice train dispatcher at a village station seeks his first sexual encounter and becomes despondent when he is unable to perform.

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Václav Neckár, Josef Somr, Vlastimil Brodský, Vladimír Valenta

Votes: 9,938

Winner

5. The Firemen's Ball (1967)

Not Rated | 73 min | Comedy, Drama

A volunteer fire department throws a party for their former boss with the whole town invited, but nothing goes as planned.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jan Vostrcil, Josef Sebánek, Josef Valnoha, Frantisek Debelka

Votes: 7,983

Nominated

6. Spalovac mrtvol (1969)

95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Set in World War II, a demented cremator believes cremation relieves earthly suffering and sets out to save the world.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlasta Chramostová, Jana Stehnová, Milos Vognic

Votes: 5,684

7. Dny zrady (1973)

227 min | Drama, History, War

This feature film based on the events of 1938 is a chronicle of the futile efforts of the Czechoslovak president Edvard Benes (Jirí Pleskot), politicians and ordinary citizens, to save the ... See full summary »

Director: Otakar Vávra | Stars: Jirí Pleskot, Bohus Pastorek, Gunnar Möller, Jaroslav Radimecky

Votes: 45

8. Milenci v roce jedna (1974)

95 min | Drama, Romance

It is the summer of 1945. A party of young people are enjoying the beginning of a new life to the full. For them this is the year one. One of them, law student Pavel (Viktor Preiss), is ... See full summary »

Director: Jaroslav Balík | Stars: Marta Vancurová, Viktor Preiss, Libuse Svormová, Petr Svojtka

Votes: 29

9. Cirkus v cirkuse (1975)

131 min | Comedy, Family

To Moscow have arrived the participants of the international conference of the zoophilologists and also the international jury which is to elect for the world festival the best performance ... See full summary »

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Evgeniy Leonov, Natalya Varley, Aleksandr Lenkov, Leonid Kuravlyov

Votes: 69

10. Jeden stribrny (1976)

97 min | Drama

It is summer 1944. The war is far away from Slovak mountains for the time being. The head of forest management Borodác (Ladislav Chudík) brings a new employee to complete the eight ... See full summary »

Director: Jaroslav Balík | Stars: Anatoliy Kuznetsov, Emil Horváth, Július Vasek, Ferdinand Kruta

11. Adéla jeste nevecerela (1978)

102 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

When the famous detective Nick Carter visits Prague, he becomes involved in strange case of a missing dog and even stranger carnivorous plant. He becomes convinced that he is standing ... See full summary »

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Michal Docolomanský, Rudolf Hrusínský, Milos Kopecký, Václav Lohniský

Votes: 1,219

12. Bájecní muzi s klikou (1979)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

Returning home to Prague, the magician Pasparte (Rudolf Hrusínský), an owner of a circus caravan, meets his dying colleague who entrusts his beautiful daughter Aloisie (Hana Buresová) to ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlasta Fabiánová, Blazena Holisová, Vladimír Mensík

Votes: 173

13. Lásky mezi kapkami deste (1980)

126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Karel Bursík (Lukás Vaculík), as a child called Kajda, recalls his childhood spent in Prague - Zizkov. His father (Vladimír Mensík), a shoe-maker, moved there his wife and three children ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Eduard Cupák, Vladimír Mensík, Lukás Vaculík, Michal Dlouhý

Votes: 189

14. Bozská Ema (1979)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama

The opera lady singer Ema Destinnová (Bozidara Turzonovová) is in all her splendor at the American stages. But in Europe there rages war and she decides to return home to Bohemia. As an ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Krejcík | Stars: Bozidara Turzonovová, Gabriela Benacková, Juraj Kukura, Jirí Adamíra

Votes: 75

16. Neúplné zatmení (1983)

82 min | Drama

After being blinded by an accident, a fourteen year old heroine must learn how to deal with the sudden life changes while in an institution for children with bad eyesight.

Director: Jaromil Jires | Stars: Lucie Pátiková, Blanka Bohdanová, Oldrich Navrátil, Jana Brezinová

Votes: 58

17. Tisícrocná vcela (1983)

162 min | Comedy, Drama, War

A historic mega-film, one family saga, three generations (1887 -1917) assimilated to the bee community in the hive. The queen bee serves as a big mother that symbolizes the family and ... See full summary »

Director: Juraj Jakubisko | Stars: Jozef Kroner, Stefan Kvietik, Michal Docolomanský, Jana Janovská

Votes: 469

19. Vesnicko má stredisková (1985)

98 min | Comedy

Comedy about the people who inhabit a small town. For years the overbearing Pavek has endured Otik, the "town idiot," sharing his meals and the front seat of their dump truck. But Otik is ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: János Bán, Marián Labuda, Rudolf Hrusínský, Rudolf Hrusínský

Votes: 3,272

Nominated

21. Kopytem sem, kopytem tam (1989)

129 min | Comedy, Drama

Two friends have sex just for fun. One day they make a blood test, just for fun, and they discover that one of them has AIDS, not knowing who.

Director: Vera Chytilová | Stars: Tomás Hanák, Milan Steindler, David Vávra, Ivana Kuntová

Votes: 179

23. Obecná skola (1991)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The time is 1945-46. 10 year old Eda and his friend Tonda live in a small village outside Prague. In school, their class is so wild and indisciplined that their teacher quits and is ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Jan Tríska, Zdenek Sverák, Libuse Safránková, Rudolf Hrusínský

Votes: 2,365

Nominated

24. Faust (1994)

97 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

An ordinary man is lured into a strange puppet theatre by a map and finds himself embroiled in a production of the Faustian legend.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Petr Cepek, Jan Kraus, Vladimír Kudla, Antonin Zacpal

Votes: 3,187

25. Díky za kazdé nové ráno (1994)

100 min | Comedy

This film is about life of a family, which lived in Prague since since 1968 to 1980. Father of the family comes from Ukraine and so every year someone from Ukraine to visit this family and ... See full summary »

Director: Milan Steindler | Stars: Ivana Chýlková, Franciszek Pieczka, Alena Vránová, Tereza Brodská

Votes: 239

26. Kolya (1996)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady's man. Having lost his place in the state orchestra, he must make ends meet by playing ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Zdenek Sverák, Andrey Khalimon, Libuse Safránková, Ondrej Vetchý

Votes: 13,460 | Gross: $5.73M

Winner

27. Forgotten Light (1996)

105 min | Drama

Father Holy, a village priest, battles against the state and religious bureaucracies of 1980s Czechoslovakia in his fight to raise money for a new church roof. Permeated by his love for the... See full summary »

Director: Vladimír Michálek | Stars: Bolek Polívka, Veronika Zilková, Petr Kavan, Jirí Pecha

Votes: 237

28. Je treba zabít Sekala (1998)

109 min | Drama

Baran, a protestant blacksmith arrives in the little village of Lakotice to kill Sekal, a cruel Nazi collaborator.

Director: Vladimír Michálek | Stars: Olaf Lubaszenko, Boguslaw Linda, Jirí Bartoska, Agnieszka Sitek

Votes: 819

29. Návrat idiota (1999)

99 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

Frantisek, the main character is returning to his family. Until now he's been, "successfully" avoiding all relationships. He is an ingenuous and a pure person and thus, is regarded as an ... See full summary »

Director: Sasa Gedeon | Stars: Pavel Liska, Anna Geislerová, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Jirí Langmajer

Votes: 900

30. Musíme si pomáhat (2000)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, War

69 Metascore

In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple agree to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution.

Director: Jan Hrebejk | Stars: Bolek Polívka, Csongor Kassai, Jaroslav Dusek, Anna Sisková

Votes: 4,602 | Gross: $1.32M

Nominated

31. Dark Blue World (2001)

R | 112 min | War, Drama, Action

56 Metascore

The friendship of two men becomes tested when they both fall for the same woman.

Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Ondrej Vetchý, Krystof Hádek, Tara Fitzgerald, Charles Dance

Votes: 5,183 | Gross: $0.26M

32. Divoké vcely (2001)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

A portrait of a small Moravian village and its quirky inhabitants.

Director: Bohdan Sláma | Stars: Zdenek Rauser, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Marek Daniel, Vanda Hybnerová

Votes: 534

33. Zelary (2003)

R | 150 min | Drama, Romance, War

66 Metascore

A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life ... See full summary »

Director: Ondrej Trojan | Stars: Anna Geislerová, György Cserhalmi, Ivan Trojan, Jaroslava Adamová

Votes: 3,132 | Gross: $0.33M

Nominated

34. Up and Down (2004)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

78 Metascore

The discovery of an abandoned child by two smugglers kicks into a gear a series of tragic, comic events.

Director: Jan Hrebejk | Stars: Petr Forman, Emília Vásáryová, Jan Tríska, Jirí Machácek

Votes: 1,786 | Gross: $0.24M

35. Stestí (2005)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

Three young adults in Most sort out feelings and responsibilities: Monika's boyfriend has left for the States, her mother wants her to join him there, and if the invitation does come, what ... See full summary »

Director: Bohdan Sláma | Stars: Tatiana Vilhelmová, Pavel Liska, Anna Geislerová, Marek Daniel

Votes: 1,389

36. Lunacy (2005)

Not Rated | 118 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

A man takes up residence with a mysterious marquis and is soon persuaded to enter into an asylum for preventative therapy. Things are not what they seem, and the marquis may be even more sinister than what the young man may've predicted.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Jan Tríska, Pavel Liska, Anna Geislerová, Martin Huba

Votes: 3,197 | Gross: $0.05M

37. Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále (2006)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A look at the glamorous life at an old-world Prague hotel.

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Ivan Barnev, Oldrich Kaiser, Julia Jentsch, Marián Labuda

Votes: 6,906 | Gross: $0.62M

38. Karamazovi (2008)

110 min | Drama

A film that examines the relationships between lives on both sides of the proscenium, Petr Zelenka's Karamazovi finds a Prague-based theatrical ensemble arriving in Krakow, Poland - where ... See full summary »

Director: Petr Zelenka | Stars: Michaela Badinková, Jerzy Michal Bozyk, Igor Chmela, Malgorzata Galkowska

Votes: 1,053

39. Protektor (2009)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

A Czech journalist joins a Prague radio station that broadcasts Nazi propaganda in order to protect his Jewish wife. However, as the Nazi rule over Czechoslovakia calls for more and more ... See full summary »

Director: Marek Najbrt | Stars: Matthias Brandt, Jan Budar, David Czesany, Marek Daniel

Votes: 787 | Gross: $0.00M

40. Kawasakiho ruze (2009)

100 min | Drama

67 Metascore

Renowned psychiatrist Pavel Josek is singled out to receive a "Memory of the Nation" medal, however, it transpires that this reputedly morally irreproachable dissident once collaborated ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Hrebejk | Stars: Lenka Vlasáková, Milan Mikulcík, Martin Huba, Daniela Kolárová

Votes: 641

41. Alois Nebel (2011)

Not Rated | 84 min | Animation, Drama

A train dispatcher encounters a mute stranger who appears out of nowhere, and finds himself mysteriously involved with a murder in Poland.

Director: Tomás Lunák | Stars: Miroslav Krobot, Marie Ludvíková, Karel Roden, Leos Noha

Votes: 1,288

42. Ve stínu (2012)

106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In the former Czechoslovakia, 1950s, police captain Hakl investigates a jewelery robbery. An opened safe deposit leads to a known burglar. What seems an easy case soon starts to tangle. ... See full summary »

Director: David Ondrícek | Stars: Ivan Trojan, Sebastian Koch, Sona Norisová, Jirí Stepnicka

Votes: 1,499

43. Donsajni (2013)

102 min | Comedy

An opera troupe in a small town decides to perform Mozart's Don Giovanni. The view behind the scenes uncovers the world of opera without the glitter. A tale of love and disappointment, ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Jan Hartl, Libuse Safránková, Martin Huba, Jirina Jirásková

Votes: 116

44. Fair Play (2014)

100 min | Drama, Sport

The 1980s in Czechoslovakia. The young talented sprinter Anna (Judit Bárdos) is selected for the national team and starts training to qualify for the Olympic Games. As a part of the ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Sedlácková | Stars: Anna Geislerová, Eva Josefíková, Vlastina Svátková, Berenika Kohoutová

Votes: 773

45. Domácí péce (2015)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

Dedicated home care nurse Vlasta lives for her husband Lada, her daughter, and her patients. But then one day things change and Vlasta comes to realize that she might need some care too.

Director: Slávek Horák | Stars: Alena Mihulová, Bolek Polívka, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Zuzana Krónerová

Votes: 371

46. Ztraceni v Mnichove (2015)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

Sir "P" a 90 year old gray parrot, formerly living with Edouard Daladier, the French prime minister responsible for signing the Munich Treaty, comes to Prague to give his "account" of the ... See full summary »

Director: Petr Zelenka | Stars: Martin Mysicka, Tomás Bambusek, Vladimír Skultéty, Stanislas Pierret

Votes: 449

47. Bába z ledu (2017)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Crushing family dynamics have crushed Hana, an old-fashioned, respectable Czech mother, and a recent widow. The arrival of Brona and his sometimes depressed chicken changes the life of everyone, including Brona.

Director: Bohdan Sláma | Stars: Zuzana Krónerová, Pavel Nový, Daniel Vízek, Václav Neuzil

Votes: 431

48. Vsechno bude (2018)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

Two mischievous adolescent boys embark on a journey of imaginative misadventure and coming-of-age self-discovery, in Olmo Omerzu's road-trip comedy celebrating the need to indulge the ... See full summary »

Director: Olmo Omerzu | Stars: Tomás Mrvík, Jan Frantisek Uher, Eliska Krenková, Zdenek Mucha

Votes: 115



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