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1. Daisies (1966)

74 min | Comedy

7.4
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Two girls try to understand the meaning of the world and their life.

Director: Vera Chytilová | Stars: Ivana Karbanová, Jitka Cerhová, Marie Cesková, Jirina Myskova

Votes: 8,113

2. Valerie a týden divu (1970)

Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world.

Director: Jaromil Jires | Stars: Jaroslava Schallerová, Helena Anýzová, Petr Kopriva, Jirí Prýmek

Votes: 6,643

3. Closely Watched Trains (1966)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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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: 9,998

4. Marketa Lazarová (1967)

Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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A grim portrayal of the shift from Paganism to Christianity in medieval Czechoslovakia - as a young virgin promised to God is kidnapped and raped by a marauder who her religious father seeks to kill in return.

Director: Frantisek Vlácil | Stars: Josef Kemr, Magda Vásáryová, Nada Hejna, Jaroslav Moucka

Votes: 3,702

5. Spalovac mrtvol (1969)

95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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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: 5,741

6. Voyage to the End of the Universe (1963)

81 min | Sci-Fi

7.0
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The year is 2163. Starship Ikaria XB 1 embarks on a long journey across the Universe, to search for life on the planets of Alpha Centauri.

Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Zdenek Stepánek, Frantisek Smolík, Dana Medrická, Irena Kacírková

Votes: 1,542

7. The Firemen's Ball (1967)

Not Rated | 73 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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: 8,037

8. Loves of a Blonde (1965)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

7.7
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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: 6,466

9. Black Peter (1964)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Reality movie of a few days in the life of a Czech teenager when he starts work.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Ladislav Jakim, Pavla Martinkova, Jan Vostrcil, Vladimír Pucholt

Votes: 1,987

10. The Shop on Main Street (1965)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, War

8.1
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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: 7,085

11. Ovoce stromu rajských jíme (1970)

99 min | Drama

6.9
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An experimental retelling of the story of Adam and Eve which then progresses into an allegorical depiction of loss of innocence.

Director: Vera Chytilová | Stars: Jitka Nováková, Karel Novak, Jan Schmid, Julius Albert

Votes: 804

12. Diamonds of the Night (1964)

Not Rated | 66 min | Drama, War

7.6
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Diamonds in the night is the tense, brutal story of two Jewish boys who escape from a train transporting them from one concentration camp to another. Ultimately, they are hunted down by a ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Nemec | Stars: Ladislav Jánsky, Antonín Kumbera, Ilse Bischofova, Ivan Asic

Votes: 1,386

13. Slnko v sieti (1962)

90 min | Drama

7.6
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Oldrich "Fajolo" Fajták (Marián Bielik), a student who directs quasi-existentialist verbal abuse at his girlfriend Bela Blazejová (Jana Beláková), takes off to a formally volunteer summer work camp at a farm where he meets her grandfather.

Director: Stefan Uher | Stars: Marián Bielik, Jana Beláková, Eliska Nosálová, Olga Salagová

Votes: 607

14. Ucho (1970)

94 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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Husband (senior ministry official) and wife find their house is riddled with listening devices put there by his own ministry. A harrowing night follows (reminiscent of 'Who's Afraid Of ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Jirina Bohdalová, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Gustav Opocenský, Miroslav Holub

Votes: 2,075

15. Údolí vcel (1968)

97 min | Drama, History

7.9
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Ondrej, a young boy who loves bees and bats, is introduced to his new mother, a woman much younger than his father. He brings her a basketful of flowers which she starts to throw in the air... See full summary »

Director: Frantisek Vlácil | Stars: Petr Cepek, Jan Kacer, Vera Galatíková, Zdenek Kryzánek

Votes: 1,226

16. Skrivánci na niti (1990)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Set in the late 1940s, the film concerns the treatment of suspect "bourgeois elements", a professor, a saxophonist, and a milkman, who are put to work in a junkyard for rehabilitation.

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlastimil Brodský, Václav Neckár, Jitka Zelenohorská

Votes: 1,442

17. Morgiana (1972)

106 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.4
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Klara and Viktoria are sisters. Their father dies, leaving most of his property to Klara. When Klara becomes involved with a man that her sister loves, Viktoria begins to plot her murder.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Iva Janzurová, Josef Abrhám, Nina Divísková, Petr Cepek

Votes: 759

18. Az prijde kocour (1963)

91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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Some people with a strange cat arrive in a small village. The cat wears glasses, and when someone takes them off, she can colour people, according to their nature and mood. The grown-ups of... See full summary »

Director: Vojtech Jasný | Stars: Jan Werich, Emília Vásáryová, Vlastimil Brodský, Jirí Sovák

Votes: 715

19. The Joke (1969)

80 min | Drama

7.3
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In the 1950's, Ludvik Jahn was expelled from the Communist Party and the University by his fellow students, because of a politically incorrect note he sent to his girlfriend. Fifteen years ... See full summary »

Director: Jaromil Jires | Stars: Josef Somr, Jana Dítetová, Ludek Munzar, Evald Schorm

Votes: 1,063

20. A Report on the Party and Guests (1966)

71 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A small group of adult bourgeois friends are on a day outing in the country, that outing which includes having a picnic. While they are going for a walk after the picnic, they encounter a ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Nemec | Stars: Ivan Vyskocil, Jan Klusák, Jiri Nemec, Pavel Bosek

Votes: 1,188

21. Adelheid (1970)

99 min | Drama

7.5
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In the aftermath of World War II, a former Czech soldier takes charge of a manor formerly owned by a German family. He falls in love with the daughter, who is now a maid, and is forced to ... See full summary »

Director: Frantisek Vlácil | Stars: Petr Cepek, Emma Cerná, Jan Vostrcil, Jana Krupicková

Votes: 592

22. Intimate Lighting (1965)

TV-PG | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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One of the most important images of the Czech New Wave 60s, which was ranked among the top ten domestic films of all time. Feature debut screenwriter and director Ivan Passer is currently ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Zdenek Bezusek, Karel Blazek, Miroslav Cvrk, Vera Kresadlová

Votes: 980

23. Holubice (1960)

76 min | Drama

7.5
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A poetic film about a dove getting lost on its way to Prague getting shot down by a paralyzed boy. An artist who finds the dove becomes friends with the boy. Together they take care of it bringing it back to recovery.

Director: Frantisek Vlácil | Stars: Katerina Irmanovová, Karel Smyczek, Gustav Püttjer, Vjaceslav Irmanov

Votes: 451

24. Capricious Summer (1968)

Unrated | 74 min | Comedy

7.2
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Middle-aged Antonin and his friends, the major, now retired, and the canon, are in the river, swimming and philosophizing. Then it starts to rain. It just seems to be that sort of summer. ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlastimil Brodský, Frantisek Rehák, Míla Myslíková

Votes: 1,105

25. The Hand (1965)

18 min | Animation, Short, Horror

8.0
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A delicate and secluded ceramist sees his orderly life turn upside down, when a gigantic hand in a white glove invades his space, demanding that a sculpture of itself is made. When will the hand's obstinate demands stop?

Director: Jirí Trnka

Votes: 1,376

26. All My Compatriots (1969)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Various scenes in the life of a tight-knit community in Czechoslovakia exploring the human spirit in the backdrop of the political changes that they experience.

Director: Vojtech Jasný | Stars: Vlastimil Brodský, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Vladimír Mensík, Waldemar Matuska

Votes: 648

27. Prípad pro zacínajícího kata (1970)

102 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.3
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Lemuel Gulliver (Lubomír Kostelka) has had a car accident and continues his journey across the unknown countryside on foot. On the road he finds a dead rabbit dressed like a man and takes a... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Jurácek | Stars: Lubomír Kostelka, Klára Jerneková, Milena Zahrynowska, Radovan Lukavský

Votes: 353

28. Carriage to Vienna (1966)

78 min | Drama, War

7.8
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A WW2 story of a young Austrian soldier running from the Russian army and a woman whom he forces to come along in order to save his wounded mate.

Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Iva Janzurová, Jaromír Hanzlík, Ludek Munzar, Vladimír Ptácek

Votes: 552

29. O necem jiném (1963)

85 min | Drama

7.1
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Two stories are simultaneously told. One dutiful mother progressively becomes a frustrated woman who is the only one assuming the family responsibilities of working at home and looking ... See full summary »

Director: Vera Chytilová | Stars: Vladimir Bosak, Eva Bosáková, Dagmar Cejnkova, Jirí Kodet

Votes: 259

30. Pearls of the Deep (1965)

105 min | Comedy

6.7
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Set against the backdrop of a repressed Czechoslovakia, five non-related vignettes are presented, each showcasing the need and want for human connection. In "Mr. Baltazar's Death", a middle... See full summary »

Directors: Vera Chytilová, Jaromil Jires, Jirí Menzel, Jan Nemec, Evald Schorm | Stars: Pavla Marsálková, Ferdinand Kruta, Alois Vachek, Emil Iserle

Votes: 505

31. Vtáckovia, siroty a blázni (1969)

78 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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Three adolescent war orphans seclude themselves in an anarchic and playful existence of denial and juvenile joy.

Director: Juraj Jakubisko | Stars: Philippe Avron, Jirí Sýkora, Magda Vásáryová, Míla Beran

Votes: 634

32. Audition (1964)

47 min | Documentary, Music

6.7
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Two closely related episodes. Youths make problems for two local orchestras about to compete nationally, and in a talent competition a young girl gets stage fright, while another lies to her boss to compete.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jirí Suchý, Jirí Slitr, Marketa Krotka, Ladislav Jakim

Votes: 593

33. Late August at the Hotel Ozone (1967)

77 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A troupe of young women on post-apocalyptic earth are lead around by a mistress born before the war, eventually stumbling into the company of a lonely old man.

Director: Jan Schmidt | Stars: Vladimír Hlavatý, Jitka Horejsi, Ondrej Jariabek, Vanda Kalinová

Votes: 467

34. Krik (1964)

80 min | Drama

6.9
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TV mechanic Slávek (Josef Abrhám) takes his wife Ivana (Eva Límanová) to the maternity hospital. From the moment they say goodbye, the couple can't stop thinking about each other. Their ... See full summary »

Director: Jaromil Jires | Stars: Eva Límanová, Josef Abrhám, Eva Baborovská, Stepanka Cittová

Votes: 138

35. Milos Forman: Co te nezabije... (2009)

100 min | Documentary

7.9
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In the last fifteen years Milos Forman's life has gone through a lot of big changes and he has even had certain reversals in his professional career. Milos Smídmajer has again returned to ... See full summary »

Director: Milos Smídmajer | Stars: Milos Forman, F. Murray Abraham, Javier Bardem, Annette Bening

Votes: 106

36. Ecce homo Homolka (1970)

83 min | Comedy

7.6
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It is a beautiful Sunday and the Homolka family are having a picnic in a forest not far from Prague. The grandfather and grandmother have settled comfortably in the grass, their son Ludva ... See full summary »

Director: Jaroslav Papousek | Stars: Josef Sebánek, Marie Motlová, Frantisek Husák, Helena Ruzicková

Votes: 525

37. Return of the Prodigal Son (1967)

103 min | Drama

6.9
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Engineer Jan Sebek (Jan Kacer) is undergoing treatment in a mental home after his unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide. His therapist, via discussions both with the patient and with ... See full summary »

Director: Evald Schorm | Stars: Jana Brejchová, Nina Divísková, Jan Kacer, Klara Kacerova

Votes: 212

38. ...and the Fifth Horseman Is Fear (1965)

TV-MA | 100 min | Drama, War

7.2
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A Jewish doctor in Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia risks his life and attempts to regain his identity by assisting a wounded political fugitive.

Director: Zbynek Brynych | Stars: Miroslav Machácek, Olga Scheinpflugová, Zdenka Procházková, Jirí Adamíra

Votes: 389

39. Zbehovia a pútnici (1968)

103 min | Drama, War

6.8
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Three war stories ranging from World War I to a post-apocalyptic nuclear holocaust treat death and the fragility of the humankind through different approaches.

Director: Juraj Jakubisko | Stars: Mikulás Ladizinský, Jana Stehnová, Augustín Kubán, Helena Gorovova

Votes: 174

40. Oratorio for Prague (1968)

26 min | Documentary, Short, War

7.5
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A unique document of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, the movie was begun as a documentary about the liberalization of Czechoslovakia and then became a record of the entry of ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Nemec | Star: Gene Moskowitz

Votes: 94

41. Nikdo se nebude smát (1965)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Director: Hynek Bocan | Stars: Jan Kacer, Stepánka Rehákova, Josef Chvalina, Hana Kreihanslova

Votes: 98

42. Vrazda ing. Certa (1970)

77 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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She (Jirina Bohdalová) is approximately forty-years old, intelligent and attractive, but, unfortunately, lonesome as one could be. She handles her life quite well, but whenever nostalgia ... See full summary »

Director: Ester Krumbachová | Stars: Jirina Bohdalová, Vladimír Mensík, Ljuba Hermanová, Helena Ruzicková

Votes: 73

43. Slávnost v botanickej záhrade (1969)

83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.7
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Director: Elo Havetta | Stars: Slavoj Urban, Jirí Sýkora, Nina Divísková, Dusan Blaskovic

Votes: 122

44. Zlatá sedesátá (2009– )

57 min | Documentary

7.1
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Stars: Hynek Bocan, Vera Chytilová, Milos Forman, Ladislav Helge

Votes: 9

45. Smesny pan (1969)

81 min | Drama

7.7
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Sixty-year old Professor Simek (Vladimír Smeral) is undergoing a serious heart operation. The surgeon Preclík is satisfied with the result, and after the successful operation he and his ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Vladimír Smeral, Jirí Adamíra, Zdenek Kryzánek, Evelyna Steimarová

Votes: 38

46. Sametová kocovina (2000)

150 min | Documentary

5.9
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Directors: Robert Buchar, David Smith | Stars: Jaroslav Boucek, Jaroslav Brabec, Vera Chytilová, Sasa Gedeon

Votes: 14



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