Czechoslovakia (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating
Amadeus (1984)
8.3
88 metascore

Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

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: 378,800 | Gross: $51.97M

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)

Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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: 8,863

Fantastic Planet (1973)
7.8
73 metascore

Fantastic Planet (1973)

PG | 72 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

On a faraway planet where blue giants rule, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders.

Director: René Laloux | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Jennifer Drake, Eric Baugin, Jean Topart

Votes: 27,501 | Gross: $0.19M

Operation: Daybreak (1975)

PG | 118 min | Drama, History, War

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: 1,911

Ecstasy (1933)

TV-MA | 82 min | Drama, Romance

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: 2,292

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

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

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: 6,766

Alice (1988)

Not Rated | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland.

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

Votes: 12,050

Daisies (1966)

74 min | Comedy

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: 11,114

Maigret (1991–2005)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The pragmatic, reserved and refined Maigret investigates murders in his singular unhurried manner and inevitably discovers the truth.

Stars: Bruno Cremer, Alexandre Brasseur, Jean-Claude Frissung, Pierre Diot

Votes: 549

Sexmission (1984)

117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Two scientists are placed in hibernation and should be awaken after three years. But when they wake up, it turns out that it has been fifty years, and they are the only two males in a new, underground society composed exclusively of women.

Director: Juliusz Machulski | Stars: Wieslaw Michnikowski, Jerzy Stuhr, Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Dorota Stalinska

Votes: 12,422

The Cremator (1969)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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: 7,922

Marketa Lazarová (1967)

Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, History, Romance

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: 4,843

Loves of a Blonde (1965)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

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: 8,044

The Firemen's Ball (1967)

Not Rated | 73 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 10,107

Beauty and the Beast (1978)

91 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

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: 1,256

Closely Watched Trains (1966)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 11,955 | Gross: $3.27M

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.

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

Votes: 2,162

The Shop on Main Street (1965)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, War

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: 8,313

Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery

An American journalist temporarily stationed in Central Europe searches for his new girlfriend, who has suddenly disappeared.

Director: Aldo Lado | Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Jean Sorel, Mario Adorf, Barbara Bach

Votes: 2,949

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.

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

Votes: 1,834

Sojky v hlave (1984)

71 min | Family

A story of a small-town boy growing up in love and despair and family troubles that make him take on a critical attitude towards his surroundings. Mato does not fulfill his father's wish ... See full summary »

Director: Juraj Lihosit | Stars: Stano Danciak, Juraj Kukura, Branislav Misík, Milan Mlsna

Votes: 21

The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1962)

Not Rated | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

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: 2,240

Icarus XB 1 (1963)

81 min | Sci-Fi

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: 2,197

Eden and After (1970)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama

A group of French students are drawn into the psychological and sexual games of a mysterious Dutchman. Once they sample his "fear powder" the students experience a series of hallucinations.

Director: Alain Robbe-Grillet | Stars: Catherine Jourdan, Pierre Zimmer, Richard Leduc, Lorraine Rainer

Votes: 1,134

Black Peter (1964)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 2,573

Morgiana (1972)

106 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

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: 1,104

Witchhammer (1970)

107 min | Drama, History, Horror

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

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

Votes: 2,022

Pat & Mat (1976–2018)

Animation, Comedy, Family

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: 2,230

Fruit of Paradise (1970)

99 min | Drama

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: 1,056

Arabela (1980–1981)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

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: 1,243

My Sweet Little Village (1985)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

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: 4,195

Maika - Cô Bé Từ Trên Trời Rơi Xuống (1978– )

25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A group of children on the holidays encounter the alien. The extraterrestrial explorer flies, talks funny and is visibly not from this planet. But, actually, she looks like a little girl.

Stars: Zuzana Pravnanská, Matej Landl, Lubor Cajka, Svetlana Majbová

Votes: 221

Commuters (1988)

81 min | Drama, Family, Romance

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: 38

Adela Has Not Had Supper Yet (1978)

102 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

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: 1,651

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 »

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Zdenek Bezusek, Karel Blazek, Miroslav Cvrk, Vera Kresadlová

Votes: 1,383

Shortcuts (1981)

93 min | Comedy

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: 2,280

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 »

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

Votes: 307

Diamonds of the Night (1964)

Not Rated | 67 min | Drama, War

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: 2,282

Mahuliena, Golden Maiden (1987)

90 min | Family, Fantasy, Mystery

A Brothers Grimm's fairy-tale - Faithful Jan and Maiden Mahulena. The adventure fairy-tale about the brave prince wandering and his faithful butler Jan.

Director: Miloslav Luther | Stars: Vladimír Hajdu, Rémi Martin, Lara Lamberti, Maru Valdivielso

Votes: 88

You Are a Widow, Sir (1971)

97 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

After a soldier cuts off the arm of king's cousin, king decides to deactivate the army. Of course, generals don't like it at all and they try to kill the king. The assassin should be ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Iva Janzurová, Olga Schoberová, Eduard Cupák, Jirí Sovák

Votes: 739

Rosa Luxemburg (1986)

Not Rated | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

After years of political agitation, Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht, and Leo Jogiches form a revolutionary German party, the Spartacists.

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Daniel Olbrychski, Otto Sander, Adelheid Arndt

Votes: 1,526

Lemonade Joe (1964)

84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

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: 2,676

The Story of the Voyages (1983)

101 min | Adventure, Family

In a medieval fantasy kingdom, two orphans, May and his sister Martha, live in poverty. A group of robbers kidnap May to use his magic talent: he feels sick when surrounded by gold, therefore he can feel gold from a long distance.

Director: Aleksandr Mitta | Stars: Andrey Mironov, Tatyana Aksyuta, Lev Durov, Kseniya Piryatinskaya

Votes: 931

Otec (1982)

85 min | Family

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

Votes: 24

...and the Fifth Horseman Is Fear (1965)

TV-MA | 100 min | Drama, War

A Jewish doctor in Nazi occupied Czech Republic (then Bohemia and Moravia) risks his life and attempts to regain his identity by assisting a wounded political fugitive.

Director: Zbynek Brynych | Stars: Miroslav Machácek, Olga Scheinpflugová, Zdenka Procházková, Jirí Adamíra

Votes: 480

The Ear (1990)

94 min | Drama, Thriller

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: 2,655

The Little Mermaid (1976)

84 min | Family, Drama, Romance

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: 695

Little Mole (1957–2002)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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

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

Votes: 1,854

Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)

75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Family

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: 8,821

The Last Butterfly (1991)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, War

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: 264

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