With Ceskoslovenský Státní Film (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Invention for Destruction (1958)
Unrated | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
An evil millionaire named Artigas plans to use a super-explosive device to conquer the world from his headquarters inside an enormous volcano.
3. A Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955)
Not Rated | 83 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
One day a young boy finds a fossil of trilobite. Together with his three friends they set off on an adventurous journey through prehistory, up to the beginning of time.
4. Intimate Lighting (1965)
TV-PG | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
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 »
5. Something Different (1963)
85 min | Drama
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 »
6. I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970)
95 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
This futuristic science fiction comedy features an atomic bomb blast that causes women to grow beards and lose the ability to have children. A summit meeting is held at the United Nations, ... See full summary »
7. Distant Journey (1949)
78 min | Drama, Thriller, War
The terrible effect of the Nazis upon a single Jewish family provides the basis for this drama. The family cannot handle the strain and gradually breaks up. Interspliced within the film are... See full summary »
8. The Emperor and the Golem (1952)
110 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Rudolph II, the Holy Roman Emperor, does not have a simple life. And yet he manages to complicate it even more with his frequent outbursts of anger. While he searches for a mythical Golem, ... See full summary »
9. Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966)
80 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
"What if someone had an absurd dream and the visions ran out in the street?" a scientist asks Rose, a researcher who discovers a way to engender beneficial dreams (to produce contented, ... See full summary »
10. Courage for Every Day (1964)
85 min | Drama
Jarda Lukás (Jan Kacer), a worker from a big machine-tool plant, enjoyed a rather decent career after the Communist putsch in February 1948. As one of the pioneers of the youth-movement of ... See full summary »
12. Carriage to Vienna (1966)
78 min | Drama, War
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.
13. Krakatit (1948)
97 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
After an accidental explosion in the lab, its inventor slips in and out of dream-like hallucinations, realizing that he had given the formula to one of his colleagues, who he tries to stop before it is too late.
15. The Emperor's Nightingale (1949)
55 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A Chinese emperor prefers the tinkling of a bejeweled mechanical bird to the song of a real nightingale. When the Emperor is near death, a nightingale's song restores his health and teaches... See full summary »
16. Tanková brigáda (1955)
93 min | War
The film is depicting Czechoslovak tank brigade fighting along with the Red Army in the WW II. During the War Czechoslovak armored brigade was formed and trained in the Soviet Union. ... See full summary »
17. Romeo, Julie a tma (1960)
92 min | Drama, Romance, War
During World War II, a young student from Prague hides a Jewish girl inside his house. But not all of his neighbors are willing to take the risk.
20. Old Czech Legends (1953)
91 min | Animation, Fantasy
Excellent stop-motion animation film from one of the best Czech filmmakers, Jirí Trnka. It tells the ancient story of Bohemia, how it was founded by Czech, the Forefather, and a series of ... See full summary »
24. The Strike (1947)
77 min | Drama
After a strike by underpaid, poorly housed metal workers in a Prague suburb is suppressed by the police, an angry mob attacks the luxurious home of the industrialist.
27. A Local Romance (1958)
100 min | Drama, Romance
Plasterer Mirek Helebrandt and the post-office car driver Helena Dobiásová meet over a minor car crash, spawning a game of cat and mouse, and eventually leading to a more complex relationship.
28. The Portrait (1948)
96 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
One day Chazaj pays a visit to the poor artist Simon and asks him to paint his portrait. Simon agrees but in the end he commits suicide. After Chazaj's death, the picture changes hands and brings misfortune to all who own it.
30. The Creation of the World (1958)
83 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
A comedy about the creation of the universe in six days, with the devil messing around and contributing in his own way.
31. The Golden Fern (1963)
115 min | Fantasy
Czech fairy tale about a shepherd who finds a golden fern with magical powers. He can ensure his continued happiness if he does the right thing, but will he?
33. Bajaja (1950)
87 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Bayaya, a young peasant, protected by the spirit of his dead mother, arrives at the castle of the King, where he entertains his three daughters. He soon realizes that the three princesses ... See full summary »
36. Kazdy mlady muz (1966)
83 min | Comedy
Jurácek's feature debut is shot in two parts. In the first, a corporal accompanies a new recruit with a sore Achilles tendon for his physical, and all the girls or young women they see are ... See full summary »
37. Az se vrátís (1948)
87 min | Crime, Drama
Gloomy gallery tenement house in the suburbs is crowded with people, discontent with their fate. Symbol of better life is for them a worn-out bag of old lady Sachová, and they think their ... See full summary »
39. Klaun Ferdinand a raketa (1963)
73 min | Sci-Fi, Family, Comedy
When Clown Ferdinand enters an abandoned city in his wagon he ends up on a space rocket where he meets a robot that can turn invisible.
41. Night Guest (1961)
105 min | Drama
Huppert stops at a motel on a rainy night 1961. He is unaware that his arrogant behavior awakens unbearable memories in one of the people present. The motel manager had spent part of his youth in a concentration camp.
45. Obzalovaný (1964)
90 min | Drama
Managers at the construction of a big hydro plant are accused of having embezzled money. They have paid the workers generously in return for some of the money.
46. Provisional Liberty (1958)
93 min | Drama, Romance
Jean-Paul is a Frenchman who yearns to live in communist Czechoslovakia. His wish is granted when, mistaken as a masseur of a French boating team, he manages to elude the democratic authorities long enough to scamper over the Czech border.