Foreign films of Czech directors

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1. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

88 Metascore

The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporaneous composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 352,874 | Gross: $51.97M

2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

R | 133 min | Drama

83 Metascore

A criminal pleads insanity and is admitted to a mental institution, where he rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson, Michael Berryman

Votes: 871,393 | Gross: $112.00M

3. Taking Off (1971)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Unable to deal with her parents, Jeannie Tyne runs away from home. Larry and Lyne Tyne search for her, and in the process meet other people whose children ran away. With their children gone... See full summary »

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Lynn Carlin, Buck Henry, Georgia Engel, Tony Harvey

Votes: 3,693

4. Hair (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

68 Metascore

Claude Bukowski leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly embraced into the hippie group of youngsters led by Berger, yet he's already been drafted. He soon falls in love with Sheila Franklin, a rich girl but still a rebel inside.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden

Votes: 33,535 | Gross: $15.28M

5. Ragtime (1981)

PG | 155 min | Drama

57 Metascore

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Brad Dourif

Votes: 8,404 | Gross: $21.02M

6. Valmont (1989)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

France before 1789: When a widow hears that her lover is to marry her cousin's daughter, she asks the playboy Valmont to take the girl's virginity. But first she bets him, with her body as prize, to seduce a virtuous, young, married woman.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Meg Tilly, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 12,067 | Gross: $1.13M

7. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

R | 130 min | Biography, Drama

79 Metascore

The story of a controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Brett Harrelson

Votes: 85,127 | Gross: $20.19M

8. Goya's Ghosts (2006)

R | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

52 Metascore

Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Randy Quaid

Votes: 28,668 | Gross: $1.00M

18. Maigret (1991–2005)
Episode: Maigret et la tête d'un homme (1995)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When Joseph Heurtin escapes from prison, it's because Maigret has arranged it. And if Heurtin didn't kill that old woman, who did?

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Bruno Cremer, Marisa Berenson, Emmanuel Salinger, Eric Prat

Votes: 55

19. Maigret (1991–2005)
Episode: Maigret tend un piège (1996)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Four serial murders in the Marais district of Paris. Maigret sets a trap. Pretending to have arrested the assassin, he sends trained plainclothes policewomen out at night as bait. Maigret hopes that the killer's pride will force him to act.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Bruno Cremer, Bruno Todeschini, Hélène Surgère, Laurence Masliah

Votes: 59

27. The Clown (1976)

111 min | Drama

Hans Schnier has earned his living as a clown, though he is in fact a very covert sort of social critic. After enduring a difficult childhood in Bonn during the Second World War, including his mother's fanatic Nazism.

Director: Vojtech Jasný | Stars: Helmut Griem, Hanna Schygulla, Eva Maria Meineke, Hans Christian Blech

Votes: 116

28. Attempted Flight (1976)

95 min

A homesick 10-year old Yugoslav immigrant escapes from Germany on foot in a bid to return to his homeland.

Director: Vojtech Jasný | Stars: Tomislav Savic, Hansjörg Felmy, Ilija Ivezic, Hermina Pipinic

36. The Woman from Sarajevo (1980)

110 min

The adaptation of a lesser known novel by Nobelist Ivo Andric, which describes the life of a spinster who was overwhelmed by a single passion: avarice.

Director: Vojtech Jasný | Stars: Heidelinde Weis, Rade Serbedzija, Branko Cvejic, Jelisaveta 'Seka' Sablic

Votes: 9

38. Wir (1982 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Based on novel by Jewgenij Samjatin. "A vision of a united totalitarian state, a world of quadratic harmony and blue-grey conformity".

Director: Vojtech Jasný | Stars: Dieter Laser, Sabine von Maydell, Gert Haucke, Joachim Dietmar Mues

Votes: 79

41. Der blinde Richter (1984–1985)

25 min | Crime, Drama

Sir John Fielding lived in the middle of the 18th century. He was a judge - and blind!

Stars: Franz Josef Steffens, Gert Schaefer, Rainer Schmitt, Joachim Dietmar Mues

42. The Great Land of Small (1986)

G | 93 min | Family, Fantasy

Two children enter a fantasy kingdom and are confronted by evil forces.

Director: Vojtech Jasný | Stars: Karen Elkin, Michael Blouin, Michael J. Anderson, Ken Roberts

Votes: 230

43. Why Havel? (1991)


A feature length documentary on the public and private life of playwright and President of Czechoslovakia Vaclav Havel.

Director: Vojtech Jasný | Stars: Václav Havel, Blanka Bösserová, Milos Forman

Votes: 12

44. Gladys (1999)


Vojtech (Vojtech Jasny) is a filmmaker who teaches at Columbia University in New York. One day, he discovers that one of his neighbors living in the same building is a 99-year-old woman ... See full synopsis »

Director: Vojtech Jasný | Stars: Gladys St. John-Colegrove, Isabella Vosmikova, Kathryn Hud, Michael Margotta

45. Born to Win (1971)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

A smart-mouthed junkie and loser known as J.J. (George Segal) spends his days looking for just "one more fix".

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: George Segal, Paula Prentiss, Karen Black, Jay Fletcher

Votes: 1,484

46. Law and Disorder (1974)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama