With Ceskoslovenský Státní Film (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Invention for Destruction (1958)

Unrated | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.5
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An evil millionaire named Artigas plans to use a super-explosive device to conquer the world from his headquarters inside an enormous volcano.

Director: Karel Zeman | Stars: Lubor Tokos, Arnost Navrátil, Miroslav Holub, Frantisek Slégr

Votes: 2,219

2. Le Notti Bianche (1957)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A humble clerk courts a woman who awaits her lover's return night after night.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Maria Schell, Marcello Mastroianni, Jean Marais, Marcella Rovena

Votes: 7,736

3. A Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955)

Not Rated | 83 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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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.

Director: Karel Zeman | Stars: Vladimír Bejval, Petr Herrman, Zdenek Hustak, Josef Lukás

Votes: 1,910

4. Intimate Lighting (1965)

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

7.3
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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: 1,419

5. Something Different (1963)

85 min | Drama

7.0
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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: Eva Bosáková, Vera Uzelacová, Josef Langmiler, Jirí Kodet

Votes: 596

6. I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970)

95 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.9
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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 »

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Jirí Sovák, Jana Brejchová, Lubomír Lipský, Iva Janzurová

Votes: 493

7. Distant Journey (1949)

78 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.3
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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 »

Director: Alfréd Radok | Stars: Blanka Waleská, Otomar Krejca, Viktor Ocásek, Zdenka Baldová

Votes: 332

8. The Emperor and the Golem (1952)

110 min | Comedy, Fantasy

8.1
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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 »

Director: Martin Fric | Stars: Jan Werich, Marie Vásová, Natasa Gollová, Bohus Záhorský

Votes: 1,282

9. Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966)

80 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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"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 »

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Dana Medrická, Jirí Sovák, Olga Schoberová, Juraj Visny

Votes: 1,017

10. Courage for Every Day (1964)

85 min | Drama

6.4
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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 »

Director: Evald Schorm | Stars: Jana Brejchová, Jan Kacer, Jirina Jirásková, Vlastimil Brodský

Votes: 283

11. The Proud Princess (1952)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.5
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A fairy tale of all Czech fairy tales about the proud princess Krasomila who refused to marry King Miroslav.

Director: Borivoj Zeman | Stars: Alena Vránová, Vladimír Ráz, Stanislav Neumann, Mária Sýkorová

Votes: 771

12. Carriage to Vienna (1966)

78 min | Drama, War

7.7
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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: 741

13. Krakatit (1948)

97 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.4
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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.

Director: Otakar Vávra | Stars: Karel Höger, Florence Marly, Eduard Linkers, Jirí Plachý

Votes: 392

14. Higher Principle (1960)

104 min | Drama, War

8.3
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The story of High school in Czechoslovakia during occupation by Nazi Germany, where three students are arrested by Gestapo.

Director: Jirí Krejcík | Stars: Frantisek Smolík, Jana Brejchová, Ivan Mistrík, Alexander Postler

Votes: 592

15. The Emperor's Nightingale (1949)

55 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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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 »

Directors: Jirí Trnka, Milos Makovec | Stars: Helena Patockova, Jaromir Sobotoa, Detsky pevecky sbor Jana Kuhna, Boris Karloff

Votes: 391

16. Tanková brigáda (1955)

93 min | War

5.7
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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 »

Director: Ivo Toman | Stars: Otomar Krejca, Anonymous, Bedrich Prokos, Zdenek Díte

Votes: 54

17. Romeo, Julie a tma (1960)

92 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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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.

Director: Jirí Weiss | Stars: Ivan Mistrík, Daniela Smutná, Jirina Sejbalová, Frantisek Smolík

Votes: 407

18. Vlcie diery (1948)

123 min | Drama, War

6.9
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Director: Palo Bielik | Stars: Beta Ponicanová, Jozef Budský, Mikulás Huba, Juraj Sebok

Votes: 103

19. Vstrecha na Elbe (1949)

104 min | War

6.4
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Director: Grigoriy Aleksandrov | Stars: Vladlen Davydov, Konstantin Nassonov, Boris Andreyev, Mikhail Nazvanov

Votes: 105

20. Old Czech Legends (1953)

91 min | Animation, Fantasy

7.0
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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 »

Director: Jirí Trnka | Stars: Zdenek Stepánek, Eduard Kohout, Karel Höger, Rùzena Nasková

Votes: 223

21. Joseph Kilian (1963)

38 min | Short, Drama

7.3
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A man borrows a cat and when he goes back to return it, the place where he got it is no longer there. He begins his search.

Directors: Pavel Jurácek, Jan Schmidt | Stars: Karel Vasicek, Consuela Morávková, Ivan Ruzicka, Pavel Bartl

Votes: 429

22. Transport z ráje (1963)

93 min | Drama, War

7.1
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Teresienstadt camp where Nazis held prominent Jews during the World War II. Film shows last days of the camp under the Nazis.

Director: Zbynek Brynych | Stars: Zdenek Stepánek, Ilja Prachar, Jirí Vrstála, Cestmír Randa

Votes: 204

23. Katka (1950)

91 min | Comedy

7.0
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Director: Ján Kadár | Stars: Bozena Obrová, Július Pántik, Frantisek Dibarbora, Hana Sarvasová

Votes: 51

24. The Strike (1947)

77 min | Drama

6.0
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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.

Director: Karel Steklý | Stars: Marie Vásová, Ladislav Bohác, Oleg Reif, Nadezda Gajerová

Votes: 73

25. Touha (1958)

91 min | Drama

7.0
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Four stories, four seasons of the year, four periods from the human life

Director: Vojtech Jasný | Stars: Jan Jakes, Václav Babka, Jana Brejchová, Jirí Vala

Votes: 80

26. Vlcí jáma (1958)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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Director: Jirí Weiss | Stars: Jirina Sejbalová, Jana Brejchová, Miroslav Dolezal, Jaroslav Prucha

Votes: 113

27. A Local Romance (1958)

100 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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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.

Director: Zbynek Brynych | Stars: Renata Olarova, Jirí Vala, Frantisek Kreuzmann, Milada Smolíková

Votes: 30

28. The Portrait (1948)

96 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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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.

Director: Jiri Slavicek | Stars: Otomar Krejca, Ljuba Skorepová, Vladimír Smeral, Ladislav Kulhánek

Votes: 57

29. A Treasure on Bird Island (1952)

75 min | Animation

6.9
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People living on an island finds a treasure, but it does not only do them good.

Director: Karel Zeman | Stars: H. Hustolesova, Zdenek Kríz

Votes: 91

30. The Creation of the World (1958)

83 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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A comedy about the creation of the universe in six days, with the devil messing around and contributing in his own way.

Director: Eduard Hofman | Stars: François Périer, Georges Aminel, Martine Sarcey, André Vessières

Votes: 364

31. The Golden Fern (1963)

115 min | Fantasy

7.1
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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?

Director: Jirí Weiss | Stars: Vít Olmer, Daniela Smutná, Karla Chadimová, Frantisek Smolík

Votes: 117

32. Nemá barikáda (1949)

128 min | War

6.8
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1945 Prague. Citizens join fights actively against a tank brigade heading near the city. Thy are organizing a resistance against the Germans.

Director: Otakar Vávra | Stars: Jaroslav Prucha, Barbara Drapinska, Jaroslav Marvan, Vladimír Smeral

Votes: 68

33. Bajaja (1950)

87 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.0
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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 »

Director: Jirí Trnka | Star: Detsky pevecky sbor Jana Kuhna

Votes: 100

34. King Lavra (1950)

30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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A king hides an embarrassing secret - and it causes him to execute every barber who cuts his hair.

Director: Karel Zeman

Votes: 165

35. Divá Bára (1949)

79 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Vladimír Cech | Stars: Vlasta Fialová, Jana Dítetová, Marie Brozová, Robert Vrchota

Votes: 118

36. Kazdy mlady muz (1966)

83 min | Comedy

6.7
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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 »

Director: Pavel Jurácek | Stars: Pavel Landovský, Ivan Vyskocil, Hana Ruzickova, Jaromír Hanzlík

Votes: 67

37. Az se vrátís (1948)

87 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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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 »

Director: Václav Krska | Stars: Otýlie Benísková, Václav Voska, Jaromír Spal, Jirina Stránská

Votes: 16

38. Prípad dr. Kováre (1950)

73 min | Drama

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Director: Milos Makovec | Stars: Otomar Krejca, Jirí Plachý, Frantisek Slégr, Vlasta Vlasáková

39. Klaun Ferdinand a raketa (1963)

73 min | Sci-Fi, Family, Comedy

5.9
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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.

Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Jirí Vrstála, Hanus Bor, Vladimír Horka, Eva Hrabetová

Votes: 36

40. The Trap (1951)

85 min | Drama

3.6
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Director: Martin Fric | Stars: Oldrich Lukes, Josef Chvalina, Jana Dítetová, Jaroslav Mares

Votes: 10

41. Night Guest (1961)

105 min | Drama

6.9
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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.

Director: Otakar Vávra | Stars: Jirí Vala, Martin Ruzek, Rudolf Hrusínský, Jana Hlavácová

Votes: 31

42. The Black Battalion (1958)

90 min | Drama

7.1
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Director: Vladimír Cech | Stars: Jaroslav Mares, Frantisek Peterka, Günther Simon, Manuel Alonso

Votes: 29

43. Kidnapped (1953)

113 min | Drama

4.6
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Directors: Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos | Stars: Jirí Dohnal, Ladislav Pesek, Jaroslav Mares, Antonin Klimsa

Votes: 31

44. The Czech Year (1947)

75 min | Animation

7.3
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Puppet animation feature consisting of different segments related to the traditions and emotions of the seasons as a typical year passes among the Czech people.

Director: Jirí Trnka

Votes: 86

45. Obzalovaný (1964)

90 min | Drama

7.2
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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.

Directors: Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos | Stars: Vlado Müller, Jaroslav Blazek, Miroslav Machácek, Milan Jedlicka

Votes: 96

46. Provisional Liberty (1958)

93 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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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.

Directors: Henri Aisner, Vladimír Vlcek | Stars: Robert Hossein, Marina Vlady, René Lefèvre, Paul Bisciglia

Votes: 23

47. In the Penalty Area (1951)

80 min | Crime, Drama

4.8
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Director: Miroslav Hubácek | Stars: Rudolf Deyl, Zdenek Díte, Frantisek Holar, Jiri Roll

Votes: 8

48. May Events (1951)

88 min | Comedy

4.0
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Directors: Václav Berdych, Martin Fric | Stars: Jaroslav Marvan, Ella Nollová, Jana Dítetová, Milos Vavruska

Votes: 9

49. Expres z Norimberka (1954)

63 min | Adventure, Drama

5.2
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Director: Vladimír Cech | Stars: Bohus Záhorský, Lída Vendlová, Jaroslav Marvan, Zdenka Baldová

Votes: 23

50. The Pike in a Fish Pond (1951)

72 min | Comedy

4.1
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Director: Vladimír Cech | Stars: Jaroslav Vojta, Josef Pehr, Lída Vendlová, Tana Hodanova

Votes: 10


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