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1. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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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: 349,997 | Gross: $51.97M

2. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

R | 171 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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73 Metascore

In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint

Votes: 32,279 | Gross: $10.01M

3. Anthropoid (2016)

R | 120 min | Biography, History, Thriller

7.2
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59 Metascore

Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler.

Director: Sean Ellis | Stars: Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Brian Caspe, Karel Hermánek Jr.

Votes: 40,224 | Gross: $2.96M

4. Medieval (2020)

Action, Drama, History | Post-production

The story of fourteenth century Czech icon and warlord Jan Zizka, who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire.

Director: Petr Jákl | Stars: Ben Foster, Sophie Lowe, Michael Caine, Til Schweiger

5. The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)

R | 120 min | Action, Biography, Thriller

6.4
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As the German Fascists expand their borders, scorching Europe from end to end, two brave Czechs of the Resistance prepare for a suicide mission to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich, the hideous mastermind behind the "Final Solution".

Director: Cédric Jimenez | Stars: Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O'Connell, Jack Reynor

Votes: 12,233

6. The Devil's Mistress (2016)

TV-14 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.7
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A biographical film about the black-and-white era Czech actress Lída Baarová and her doomed love affair with one of the Third Reich's most powerful men: the Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels.

Director: Filip Renc | Stars: Tatiana Pauhofová, Karl Markovics, Gedeon Burkhard, Simona Stasová

Votes: 1,497

7. Kolya (1996)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
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Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady's man. Having lost his place in the state orchestra, he must make ends meet by playing ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Zdenek Sverák, Andrey Khalimon, Libuse Safránková, Ondrej Vetchý

Votes: 13,910 | Gross: $5.73M

8. Dark Blue World (2001)

R | 112 min | War, Drama, Action

7.2
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56 Metascore

The friendship of two men becomes tested when they both fall for the same woman.

Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Ondrej Vetchý, Krystof Hádek, Tara Fitzgerald, Charles Dance

Votes: 5,366 | Gross: $0.26M

9. 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: 1,669

10. Cosy Dens (1999)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Two families, Sebkovi and Krausovi, are celebrating christmas, but not everyone is in a good mood. Teenage kids think their fathers are totaly stupid, fathers are sure their children are ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Hrebejk | Stars: Michael Beran, Miroslav Donutil, Simona Stasová, Kristýna Nováková

Votes: 4,460

11. Hangmen Also Die! (1943)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.5
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After the Nazi administrator of Czechoslovakia is shot, his assassin tries to elude the Gestapo and struggles with his impulse to give himself up as hostages are executed.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Anna Lee, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 4,280

12. The Butcher of Prague (2011)

126 min | Drama, History, War

6.9
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The burning of the village of Lidice by Nazi Germany is the only official genocide during the war. The film tells three interconnected stories that all have to do with burning down and the ... See full summary »

Director: Petr Nikolaev | Stars: Karel Roden, Zuzana Fialová, Zuzana Bydzovská, Roman Luknár

Votes: 1,196

13. Rédl (2018)

80 min | Crime, Thriller

8.0
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1992, Roman Rédl a Military Prosecutor at the height of his career must prevent General Ference, the last chief of the State Security (StB) to escape in the midst of the dissolution of Czechoslovakia.

Stars: Ondrej Sokol, David Novotný, Martin Hofmann, Roman Polák

Votes: 78

14. Charlatan (2020)

118 min | Drama, History | Completed

The breathtaking story of a man gifted with exceptional abilities set against the background of the events of the totalitarian fifties.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Joachim Paul Assböck, Jan Vlasák, Ivan Trojan, Martin Mysicka

15. Burning Bush (2013– )

231 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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83 Metascore

Based on real characters and events, this drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the Soviet occupation ... See full summary »

Stars: Tatiana Pauhofová, Jaroslava Pokorná, Petr Stach, Vojtech Kotek

Votes: 1,293 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Hitler's Madman (1943)

84 min | Drama, War

6.6
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Story of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi SS commander, by Czech partisans and the reprisals inflicted by the Nazis on the Czechs.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Patricia Morison, John Carradine, Alan Curtis, Howard Freeman

Votes: 655

17. The Assassination (1965)

104 min | Action, Drama, History

7.6
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The assasination of Heydrich in Prague during WWII.

Director: Jirí Sequens | Stars: Radoslav Brzobohatý, Rudolf Jelínek, Ladislav Mrkvicka, Ludek Munzar

Votes: 344

18. Toman (2018)

144 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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This fascinating historical drama looks at the life of "the Czech Schindler," Zdenek Toman, a controversial figure who was an unsavory politician and dubious entrepreneur, but also the savior of hundreds of European Jews.

Director: Ondrej Trojan | Stars: Jirí Machácek, Katerina Winterová, Stanislav Majer, Kristýna Boková

Votes: 225

19. Nicky's Family (2011)

96 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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52 Metascore

This docudrama tells the story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. Winton, now 102 years ... See full summary »

Director: Matej Minac | Stars: Ben Abeles, Denisa Augustinova, Martin Bandzak, Tom Berman

Votes: 476

20. Maria Theresa (2017–2019)

200 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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In time of absolute monarchies, political intrigue and diplomacy through marriage love is not a word associated with marriage. And a ruling Empress? Not even imaginable. But there is a ... See full summary »

Stars: Vojtech Kotek, Zuzana Stivínová, Tatiana Pauhofová, Anna Posch

Votes: 320

21. The Joke (1969)

80 min | Drama

7.2
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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: 1,184

22. Deckname Holec (2016)

Drama, History

6.1
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Young director Honza David (Krystof Hádek) films the Russian invasion in in Prague in August 1968. With Eva (Vica Kerekes) - the love of his life - he tries to get out of the country. He ... See full summary »

Director: Franz Novotny | Stars: Johannes Zeiler, Krystof Hádek, Vica Kerekes, David Novotný

Votes: 53

23. Amnestie (2019)

Thriller

7.5
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Inspired by true events of the 1989 Czechoslovak Velvet Revolution and Václav Havel's controversial release of 23.000 prisoners.

Director: Jonás Karásek | Stars: Juraj Baca, Anna Geislerová, Natalia Germani, Marek Majeský

Votes: 50

24. Tender Waves (2013)

96 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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The congenial Vojta is bashful and his family is batty. His short-tempered father, who once failed to swim the English Channel, wants him to be a competing swimmer and his loving mother, a ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Vejdelek | Stars: Tatiana Pauhofová, Hynek Cermák, Robert Cejnar, Lucie Steflová

Votes: 244

25. That Trip We Took with Dad (2016)

111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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The story is set in 1968, when a Romanian-German family from the city of Arad starts a journey to the German Democratic Republic.

Director: Anca Miruna Lazarescu | Stars: Alexandru Margineanu, Razvan Enciu, Ovidiu Schumacher, Susanne Bormann

Votes: 431

26. 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: 1,109

27. Lost in Munich (2015)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Sir "P" a 90 year old gray parrot, formerly living with Edouard Daladier, the French prime minister responsible for signing the Munich Treaty, comes to Prague to give his "account" of the ... See full summary »

Director: Petr Zelenka | Stars: Martin Mysicka, Tomás Bambusek, Vladimír Skultéty, Stanislas Pierret

Votes: 501

28. History of Czechoslovakia (2014– )

52 min | Family, History

7.1
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A story of a family living in Prague, Czechoslovakia in the period between World Wars,in Czech better known as "The First Republic". A lost son returns from the war to investigate the events that led to his abrupt departure 8 years ago.

Stars: Ján Koleník, Jirí Vyorálek, Veronika Arichteva, Svatopluk Skopal

Votes: 64

29. 3 Seasons in Hell (2009)

110 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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A 19 year old nonconformist poet living in 1947 Czechoslovakia is blind to the Communist behemoth looking over him, and instead lives a bohemian life with sexually liberated girls. There he... See full summary »

Director: Tomás Masín | Stars: Krystof Hádek, Karolina Gruszka, Martin Huba, Jan Kraus

Votes: 364

30. Rebels (2001)

109 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Musical retromovie from the 60's in Czech republic. Story about star-crossed lovers - student Tereza and a boy who deserted from the army.

Director: Filip Renc | Stars: Zuzana Norisová, Jan Révai, Tomás Hanák, Martin Kubacák

Votes: 572

31. Svet pod Hlavou (2017– )

52 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.1
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Policeman Filip Marvan (Václav Neuzil) has a serious traffic accident. He wakes up 30 years earlier in 1980s Czechoslovakia as a member of the State Police, investigating cases with a team of detectives.

Stars: Václav Neuzil, Ivan Trojan, Judit Bárdos, Václav Kopta

Votes: 140

32. Rudý kapitán (2016)

115 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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Hot summer of year 1992. The world has seen the Communist Regime fall but the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia has still legitimate power. This is what happens to detective Richard Krauz (... See full summary »

Director: Michal Kollar | Stars: Maciej Stuhr, Oldrich Kaiser, Marián Geisberg, Martin Finger

Votes: 506

33. Oratorio for Prague (1968)

26 min | Documentary, Short, War

7.7
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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: 104

34. Darkness (2009)

Not Rated | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.6
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A man leaves his busy city life for the peace of the country home where he spent his early childhood. His new life is soon disturbed by strange events.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Ivan Franek, Lenka Krobotová, Malgorzata Kozuchowska, Andrej Hryc

Votes: 158

35. Operation Silver A (2007 TV Movie)

149 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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Director: Jirí Strach | Stars: Klára Issová, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Jirí Dvorák, Ivan Trojan

Votes: 76

36. Jan Hus (2015– )

240 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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The life of Czech pre-Reformation priest Jan Hus, who inspired the Protestant Reformation.

Stars: Matej Hádek, Jirí Barton, Hynek Chmelar, Anna Cónová

Votes: 62

37. A Night at Karlstein (1974)

87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.3
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Charles IV, Czech king and Holy Roman Emperor, has built Karlstejn castle to house the crown jewels. More importantly, it is a place of relaxation and meditation, so no women are permitted,... See full summary »

Director: Zdenek Podskalský | Stars: Vlastimil Brodský, Jana Brejchová, Karel Höger, Jaroslav Marvan

Votes: 485

38. Havel (2020)

Biography, Drama, History | Post-production

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Director: Slávek Horák | Stars: Anna Geislerová, Jenovéfa Boková, Martin Hofmann, Barbora Seidlová

39. Romeo, Julie a tma (1960)

92 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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Pavel, a young student living in Prague in 1942, hides a Jewish girl in his apartment building's attic. Amidst the brutality of the occupying German army, love blossoms between the two. He ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 340

40. Hovory s TGM (2018)

80 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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On 26 September 1928, Karel Capek and President T.G. Masaryk meet in the gardens of Topolcianky castle to decide about the fate of their joint literary work. Their fiction film dialogue is ... See full summary »

Director: Jakub Cervenka | Stars: Jan Budar, Martin Huba

Votes: 92

41. Zkáza krásou (I) (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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The story of Lída Baarová, famous Czech actress of the black and white era, who moved to Nazi Germany before WWII and formed a controversial relationship with Reich Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, who adored her.

Directors: Jakub Hejna, Helena Trestíková | Stars: Lída Baarová, Vladimír Borský, Frantisek Cáp, Gustav Fröhlich

Votes: 74

42. Veronika (1986)

97 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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Director: Otakar Vávra | Stars: Tatjana Medvecká, Jana Hlavácová, Martin Ruzek, Frantisek Nemec

Votes: 24

43. Zastihla me noc (1986)

129 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.9
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A Holocaust drama made by a director who was himself, as a Slovak Jew, a prisoner in the German concentration camp of Ravensbrueck during the Second World War.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Jana Riháková, Jana Brejchová, Rudolf Hrusínský, Katerina Urbancová

Votes: 37

44. And Give My Love to the Swallows (1972)

90 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.7
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Towards the end of 1942 a young prisoner Maruska (Magda Vásáryová) awaits in her cell in prison in Breslau (after war Polish Wroclaw) her execution. After death sentence it was ninety nine ... See full summary »

Director: Jaromil Jires | Stars: Magda Vásáryová, Viera Strnisková, Július Vasek, Václav Helsus

Votes: 133

45. Old Czech Legends (1953)

91 min | Animation, Fantasy, History

6.9
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Excellent stop-motion animation film from one of the best Czech filmmakers, Jirí Trnka. It tells the ancient story of Czechoslovakia, how it was founded by Czech, the Forefather, and a ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 177

46. Monstrum (2017 TV Movie)

99 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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Movie about a sculptor Otakar Svec who is building a statue of Stalin in Prague.

Director: Viktor Polesný | Stars: Jan Novotný, Zuzana Stivínová, Martin Kraus, Vladimír Polívka

Votes: 25

47. Once Upon a Time in Paradise (2016)

99 min | Biography, Drama, War

5.1
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The story of real life Czech mountain climber Josef 'Joska' Smítka who tried hiding from the Nazis in the rocky area known as Bohemian Paradise (aka Ceský ráj) during WWII.

Directors: Dan Krzywon, Peter Palka, Lordan Zafranovic | Stars: Vavrinec Hradílek, Vica Kerekes, Miroslav Etzler, Petr Smíd

Votes: 56

48. Jan Zizka (1956)

105 min | Drama, War

6.8
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It's 1419 in Prague and things are tense after the death of Czech hero Jan Hus. The corrupt leadership of the city has imprisoned protesters and a radical priest, Jan Zelivsky, is leading a... See full summary »

Director: Otakar Vávra | Stars: Zdenek Stepánek, Frantisek Horák, Karel Höger, Vlasta Matulová

Votes: 118

49. Dukla 61 (2018)

150 min | Drama, History

7.9
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A fire in a Dukla mineshaft in Havirov on July 7, 1961 is the basis for this TV family drama in two episodes.

Stars: Martha Issová, Marek Taclík, Oskar Hes, Antonie Formanová

Votes: 185

50. Zahradnictví: Rodinný prítel (2017)

130 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.6
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Melodrama set in Czech Republic during the Germain occupation.

Director: Jan Hrebejk | Stars: Anna Geislerová, Ondrej Sokol, Martin Finger, Klára Melísková

Votes: 120



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