Czechoslovakia (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)

Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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Inspired by fairytales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red Riding Hood, 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: 8,546

2. Ecstasy (1933)

TV-MA | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman. She leaves him and one day, she meets a young man and they fall in love. Fate brings the husband together with the young lover that has taken Eva from him.

Director: Gustav Machatý | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Aribert Mog, Zvonimir Rogoz, Leopold Kramer

Votes: 2,206

3. Daisies (1966)

74 min | Comedy

7.4
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After realizing that all world is spoiled, Marie and Marie are committed to be spoiled themselves. They rip off older men, feast in lavish meals and do all kinds of mischief. But what is all this leading to?

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

Votes: 10,720

4. Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

3.7
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A man discovers that his sister was a werewolf, and helps an investigator track down a gang of the monsters through the United States and eastern Europe.

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Christopher Lee, Annie McEnroe, Reb Brown, Marsha A. Hunt

Votes: 6,503

5. Alice (1988)

Not Rated | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.5
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A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Kristýna Kohoutová, Camilla Power

Votes: 11,771

6. Operation: Daybreak (1975)

PG | 118 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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In 1942, Britain sends a group of British-trained Czech commandos to Prague to assassinate SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, head of the Nazi security services.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Martin Shaw, Joss Ackland, Nicola Pagett

Votes: 1,839

7. The Cremator (1969)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Set in Central Europe during 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: 7,648

8. 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: 11,713 | Gross: $3.27M

9. The Firemen's Ball (1967)

Not Rated | 73 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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: 9,820

10. Loves of a Blonde (1965)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

7.6
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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: 7,838

11. Marketa Lazarová (1967)

Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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A grim portrayal of the shift from Paganism to Christianity in medieval central Europe - 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: 4,689

12. The Shop on Main Street (1965)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, War

8.2
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A carpenter in the Fascist Slovak State is appointed "Aryan controller" of a Jewish widow's store.

Directors: Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos | Stars: Ida Kaminska, Jozef Kroner, Frantisek Zvarík, Hana Slivková

Votes: 8,123

13. Morgiana (1972)

106 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.3
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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: 1,049

14. Witchhammer (1970)

107 min | Drama, History, Horror

7.9
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A very popular movie on the medieval persecution of witches (inquisition).

Director: Otakar Vávra | Stars: Vladimír Smeral, Elo Romancik, Josef Kemr, Sona Valentová

Votes: 1,957

15. Beauty and the Beast (1978)

91 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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In this gothic rendition of the classic fairy tale, a merchant's youngest daughter is held prisoner by a mysterious winged beast.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Zdena Studenková, Vlastimil Harapes, Václav Voska, Jana Brejchová

Votes: 1,202

16. 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: 2,081

17. My Sweet Little Village (1985)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

8.0
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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: 4,101

18. Icarus XB 1 (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: 2,103

19. Black Peter (1964)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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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, Bozena Matuskova

Votes: 2,492

20. Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)

75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Family

7.8
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Life changes dramatically for a Czech housemaid when the house driver gives her three magical hazel nuts.

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Libuse Safránková, Pavel Trávnícek, Carola Braunbock, Rolf Hoppe

Votes: 8,686

21. Pat & Mat (1976–2018)

Animation, Family

8.4
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Two friends facing self-made problems where they try to solve them by using anything impossible and possible and their solutions lead to more problems, at the end the "problem" is fixed and finish off with their distinctive handshake.

Stars: Peter Alton, David Nykl

Votes: 2,134

22. The Girl on the Broomstick (1972)

76 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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Saxana has the enthusiasm, but lacks the right talent to become a witch. So she's kept in for 300 years - nothing unusual for a sorceress' school. Being bored, she skims through the ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Petra Cernocká, Jan Hrusínský, Jan Kraus, Vlastimil Zavrel

Votes: 1,177

23. The Visitors (1983– )

30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.2
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It's the year 2484 and the Earth is threatened by a rogue comet which could fatally change its orbit. The solution is surprising - Adam Bernau, the greatest genius of 20th century developed... See full summary »

Stars: Josef Bláha, Josef Dvorák, Dagmar Patrasová, Jirí Novotný

Votes: 609

24. The Ear (1990)

94 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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After coming home from a Party gathering one night, a Czech official becomes convinced that he is about to be the subject of a political purge and tries to do damage control, while also dealing with his turbulent marriage.

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

Votes: 2,573

25. Pan Tau (1970–1978)

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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The children's series reintroduces on the screen Mister Tau the charmer, along with his double, Uncle Alfons. It is impossible to tell them apart, and the cases of their mistaken identity ... See full summary »

Stars: Otto Simánek, Frantisek Filipovský, Jirina Bohdalová, Vladimír Mensík

Votes: 484

26. Run, Waiter, Run! (1981)

88 min | Comedy

8.0
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A comedy concerning a down on his luck bookshop owner with a penchant for women who decides to make some money by pretending to be a waiter and collecting cash from unsuspecting diners.

Director: Ladislav Smoljak | Stars: Josef Abrhám, Libuse Safránková, Daniela Bakerová, Zdenek Sverák

Votes: 1,806

27. Diamonds of the Night (1964)

Not Rated | 67 min | Drama, War

7.4
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Two Jewish boys escape from a train transporting them from one concentration camp to another. The film goes beyond the themes of war and anti-Nazism and concerns itself with man's struggle to preserve human dignity.

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

Votes: 2,184

28. Lemonade Joe (1964)

84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.5
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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: 2,611

29. Little Mole (1957–2002)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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Adventures of silent mole who is his own master in this vast world.

Stars: Antonín Jedlicka, Frantisek Filipovský, Josef Hlinomaz, Artus Kalous

Votes: 1,785

30. Commuters (1988)

81 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.0
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Occupied by family problems, a 13 year old Vojto takes every responsibility around the house. One day while on a train to school, he sees this girl, Kajka, and falls madly in love with her.... See full summary »

Director: Juraj Lihosit | Stars: Jaroslav Smíd, Barbora Bobulova, Jozef Kroner, Pavel Nový

Votes: 34

31. 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: 1,336

32. Fruit of Paradise (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: 1,005

33. Pictures of the Old World (1972)

70 min | Documentary

8.2
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Pictures of the Old World is an unquestioned masterpiece of European documentary cinema, with existential radicalism that offers a contrast to the shallowness of hundreds of other ... See full synopsis »

Director: Dusan Hanák

Votes: 615

34. Robinson Girl (1974)

77 min | Family

6.3
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Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Miroslava Safránková, Petr Kostka, Jaroslava Obermaierová, Vladimír Dlouhý

Votes: 46

35. Valley of the Bees (1968)

97 min | Drama, History

7.8
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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: 1,497

36. War of the Fools (1964)

82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.1
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Karel Zeman's brilliant animation, cowritten with Jurácek: ironic, surreal, following the adventures of a plowboy and a mercenary to the battlefields of the Thirty Years War.

Director: Karel Zeman | Stars: Petr Kostka, Emília Vásáryová, Miroslav Holub, Karel Effa

Votes: 416

37. The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1962)

Not Rated | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.7
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The outrageous Baron Munchausen tells of his many adventures, from meeting the Man in the Moon to defeating a Turkish army all by himself.

Director: Karel Zeman | Stars: Milos Kopecký, Rudolf Jelínek, Jana Brejchová, Karel Höger

Votes: 2,150

38. The Joke (1969)

80 min | Drama

7.1
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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: 1,339

39. Late August at the Hotel Ozone (1967)

77 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.7
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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: 542

40. The Pied Piper (1986)

Not Rated | 53 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror

7.9
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The story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin with a twist.

Director: Jirí Barta | Stars: Oldrich Kaiser, Jirí Lábus, Michal Pavlícek, Vilém Cok

Votes: 1,126

41. Love Between the Raindrops (1980)

126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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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: 207

42. Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea (1977)

93 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Jan is a decent, boring man, living a decent, boring life as a rocket designer. When his adventurous twin brother dies in a breakfast accident, Jan decides to impersonate him, unwittingly becoming a part of a Nazi time travel conspiracy.

Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Petr Kostka, Jirí Sovák, Vladimír Mensík, Vlastimil Brodský

Votes: 1,141

43. Otec (1982)

85 min | Family

6.4
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Director: Andrej Lettrich | Stars: Pavol Angst, Lubomír Paulovic, Dusan Taragel, Petra Cernocká

Votes: 21

44. The Little Mermaid (1976)

84 min | Family, Drama, Romance

7.1
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The little mermaid rescues a prince from drowning and falls in love with him. To be with him, she makes a deal with the evil sorceress: her beautiful voice against a life on land. It seems ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Miroslava Safránková, Radovan Lukavský, Petr Svojtka, Libuse Safránková

Votes: 666

45. Shortcuts (1981)

93 min | Comedy

7.8
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An evocation of the childhood memories of Bohumil Hrabal in his provincial town of Nymburk, dominated by the local brewery.

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Magda Vásáryová, Jirí Schmitzer, Jaromír Hanzlík, Rudolf Hrusínský

Votes: 2,238

46. Larks on a String (1969)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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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: 1,731

47. The Last Butterfly (1991)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, War

6.8
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Stage mime Antoine Moreau (Sir Tom Courtenay) is compelled by the Gestapo to put on a performance for the children of Terezin, a "model" concentration camp, to convince the Red Cross ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Brigitte Fossey, Ingrid Held, Freddie Jones

Votes: 249

48. Arabela (1980–1981)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

8.4
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Princess Arabela, the daughter of the King of the fairy tale world escapes before the revenge of a cunning and deceitful magician Rumburak and leaves the world of fairy tales. She meets ... See full summary »

Stars: Vladimír Mensík, Stella Zázvorková, Jirí Lábus, Alena Karesová

Votes: 1,218

49. 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: 965

50. Adela Has Not Had Supper Yet (1978)

102 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.6
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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: 1,581


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