Balkan Best

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My favorite films from the Balkans

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1. Mrtav 'ladan (2002)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Lemi and Kiza are two brothers who have to bring their dead grandfather from Belgrade to Vrsac, and having spent all their money, they decide to smuggle the body by train. They dress the ... See full summary »

Director: Milorad Milinkovic | Stars: Nikola Djuricko, Sonja Kolacaric, Tara Manic, Srdjan 'Zika' Todorovic

Votes: 6,852

2. Gori vatra (2003)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Two years after the Bosnian war, a town that is slowly rebuilding itself must whip together a democracy when it's announced the U.S. President Bill Clinton might be paying a visit.

Director: Pjer Zalica | Stars: Enis Beslagic, Bogdan Diklic, Sasa Petrovic, Izudin Bajrovic

Votes: 1,705

3. Tesko je biti fin (2007)

102 min | Drama

7.4
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Taxidriver Fudo wants a happy life with his wife an son. But he has depts. He decides to plan a last coup with his gangster friends.

Director: Srdjan Vuletic | Stars: Sasa Petrovic, Daria Lorenci, Damir Savic, Danijal Savic

Votes: 872

4. Smrt coveka na Balkanu (2012)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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After a musician commits suicide, the discovery of his dead body by his eccentric neighbors is recorded by the dead man's web cam.

Director: Miroslav Momcilovic | Stars: Emir Hadzihafizbegovic, Radoslav 'Rale' Milenkovic, Natasa Ninkovic, Ljubomir Bandovic

Votes: 1,119

5. Mala nocna muzika (2002)

95 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

6.9
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The lives of two best friends who work together in a mortuary changes upside down when they answer a call over a cell phone found in the pocket of a fresh body.

Director: Dejan Zecevic | Stars: Gordan Kicic, Vuk Kostic, Zorana Becic, Fedja Stojanovic

Votes: 1,198

6. Bure baruta (1998)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.9
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Random Belgrade citizens interact with each other in a night full of crime, frustration, betrayal and revenge.

Director: Goran Paskaljevic | Stars: Mira Banjac, Ivan Bekjarev, Aleksandar Bercek, Vojislav 'Voja' Brajovic

Votes: 3,623 | Gross: $0.11M

7. Crna macka, beli macor (1998)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

8.1
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73 Metascore

Matko is a small time hustler, living by the river Danube with his 17 year old son Zare. After a failed business deal he owes money to the much more successful gangster Dadan. Dadan has a ... See full summary »

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Bajram Severdzan, Srdjan 'Zika' Todorovic, Branka Katic, Florijan Ajdini

Votes: 44,339 | Gross: $0.35M

8. Sivi kamion crvene boje (2004)

95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

7.4
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This movie is mainly a love story, and the scenery is the first day of the civil war in ex Yugoslavia (June 1991). The main character is Ratko, an ex con, from some Bosnian "never go there"... See full summary »

Director: Srdjan Koljevic | Stars: Srdjan 'Zika' Todorovic, Aleksandra Balmazovic, Dragan Bjelogrlic, Bogdan Diklic

Votes: 3,708

9. Nije kraj (2008)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.3
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The film is set in the present day, but the backdrop to the film is the brutal Balkans War of the 1990's.The main character Martin (Ivan Herceg) is a Croatian War veteran who falls in love with Desa (Nada Sargin), a Serb.

Director: Vinko Bresan | Stars: Ivan Herceg, Nada Sargin, Predrag 'Predjo' Vusovic, Inge Appelt

Votes: 764

10. Tri karte za Hollywood (1993)

118 min | Comedy

7.8
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The story of three boys who, fascinated with seventh art magic, decide to escape from their remote village straight to Hollywood. In the same time, a local policeman frantically organizes a... See full summary »

Director: Bozidar 'Bota' Nikolic | Stars: Branislav Lecic, Bogdan Diklic, Ljubisa Samardzic, Neda Arneric

Votes: 1,451

11. Otac na sluzbenom putu (1985)

R | 136 min | Drama

7.9
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Tito's break-up with Stalin in 1948 marked the beginning of not only confusing, but also very dangerous years for many hard-core Yugoslav communists. A careless remark about the newspaper ... See full summary »

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Moreno D'E Bartolli, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Mirjana Karanovic, Mustafa Nadarevic

Votes: 7,357 | Gross: $0.02M

12. Krugovi (2013)

112 min | Drama

7.8
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The impact of a selfless deed of benevolence and heroism right in the middle of the raging Bosnian war inextricably intertwines the lives of five people who are still affected by its consequences, over a decade later.

Director: Srdan Golubovic | Stars: Aleksandar Bercek, Leon Lucev, Nebojsa Glogovac, Nikola Rakocevic

Votes: 4,097

13. Lepa sela lepo gore (1996)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.7
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At the Belgrade army hospital, casualties of Bosnian civil war are treated. In the hospital they remember their youth and the war. Two young boys, Halil, a Muslim, and Milan, a Serb, have ... See full summary »

Director: Srdjan Dragojevic | Stars: Dragan Bjelogrlic, Nikola Kojo, Dragan Maksimovic, Zoran Cvijanovic

Votes: 12,195

14. Ljubav i drugi zlocini (2008)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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An unsatisfied woman in her late 30s dreams about stealing the big cash and leaving the country. She meets a petty criminal ten years her junior who has the thing for her, and she asks herself is he the only true love of her life.

Director: Stefan Arsenijevic | Stars: Anica Dobra, Vuk Kostic, Milena Dravic, Fedja Stojanovic

Votes: 601

15. Enklava (2015)

92 min | Drama

7.8
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Kosovo 2004, five years after the war. Nenad, ten year old Christian boy from a Serbian enclave, determined to create a proper community burial for his late grandfather, crosses enemy lines... See full summary »

Director: Goran Radovanovic | Stars: Milena Jaksic, Filip Subaric, Nenad Stanojkovic, Milan Sekulic

Votes: 1,499

16. Hadersfild (2007)

95 min | Drama

8.2
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Story is set in a small town in Serbia. Rasha is thirty, lives with his alcoholic father and trying, and failing, to make ends meet by giving literature lessons to teenage girls and hosting... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Zivkovic | Stars: Goran Susljik, Nebojsa Glogovac, Damjan Kecojevic, Vojin Cetkovic

Votes: 1,848

17. Profesionalac (2003)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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After the collapse of the Yugoslavian government, a former secret agent, now a taxi driver, enters the office of a former university professor, now a firm director.

Director: Dusan Kovacevic | Stars: Bora Todorovic, Branislav Lecic, Natasa Ninkovic, Dragan Jovanovic

Votes: 4,937

18. Mali svet (2003)

90 min | Comedy

6.9
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A prominent doctor wants to commit a suicide. Two cops chose a wrong way while driving down the road. The suspected one believes that he'll never be caught. His pretty wife who works in a ... See full summary »

Director: Milos Radovic | Stars: Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Branko Djuric, Bogdan Diklic

Votes: 714

19. Mi nismo andjeli (1992)

98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

8.5
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Angel and the devil fight for the soul of a Belgrade playboy who made a young girl pregnant.

Director: Srdjan Dragojevic | Stars: Nikola Kojo, Milena Pavlovic, Branka Katic, Srdjan 'Zika' Todorovic

Votes: 6,600

20. Klopka (2007)

Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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"THE TRAP" is a modern film noir reflecting the true face of Serbian (Eastern European) 'society in transition.' It's a story that could happen to you. It is a film about an ordinary man, ... See full summary »

Director: Srdan Golubovic | Stars: Nebojsa Glogovac, Natasa Ninkovic, Anica Dobra, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic

Votes: 7,375

21. Neka ostane medju nama (2010)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Nikola is a man who knows how to really enjoy life; he's even able to rouse sympathy for his sinful ways. His brother turns a blind eye to his philandering although, with a broken marriage ... See full summary »

Director: Rajko Grlic | Stars: Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Bojan Navojec, Ksenija Marinkovic, Daria Lorenci

Votes: 757

22. Golemata voda (2004)

93 min | Drama, War

7.1
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62 Metascore

An ailing communist reflects on his childhood in Stalinist Yugoslavia.

Director: Ivo Trajkov | Stars: Saso Kekenovski, Maja Stankovska, Mitko Apostolovski, Verica Nedeska

Votes: 740 | Gross: $0.01M

23. Treto poluvreme (2012)

113 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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Determined to build the best football club in the country, Dimitry hires the German coach, Rudolph Spitz, to galvanize his rag tag team but - when the first Nazi tanks roll through the city and Rebecca, the beautiful daughter of a local banker, elopes with his star player, all Dimitry's plans must change.

Director: Darko Mitrevski | Stars: Katarina Ivanovska, Sasko Kocev, Richard Sammel, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 7,865

24. Ko to tamo peva (1980)

86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.9
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It's April 5, 1941, somewhere in Serbia. A group of people go on a bus to Belgrade, on a journey that will change their lives forever.

Director: Slobodan Sijan | Stars: Pavle Vuisic, Dragan Nikolic, Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic, Aleksandar Bercek

Votes: 11,341

25. Ivkova slava (2005)

110 min | Comedy

7.2
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The story takes place in Nis, towards the end of the nineteenth century, during the calm down of the stormy historic events which led to final liberation of southern Serbian parts from ... See full summary »

Director: Zdravko Sotra | Stars: Zoran Cvijanovic, Dragan Bjelogrlic, Milorad Mandic-Manda, Srdjan 'Zika' Todorovic

Votes: 2,845

26. Rat uzivo (2000)

101 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.8
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Belgrade, 1999. Producer Sergei and his film crew are in a disastrous situation - the film they're making is under threat - there's no money, the crew are dissatisfied - and NATO bombing is... See full summary »

Director: Darko Bajic | Stars: Dragan Bjelogrlic, Srdjan 'Zika' Todorovic, Aleksandar Bercek, Dubravka Mijatovic

Votes: 740

27. Rane (1998)

103 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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This film follows two Belgrade youths on their rise to gangster legends in a decaying society.

Director: Srdjan Dragojevic | Stars: Dusan Pekic, Milan Maric, Dragan Bjelogrlic, Branka Katic

Votes: 8,557

28. Na putu (2010)

100 min | Drama

7.0
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From Bosnia/Herzegovina: Amar finds a new job working with a community of Muslims. This affects his relationship with his girlfriend Luna as his beliefs begin to change.

Director: Jasmila Zbanic | Stars: Zrinka Cvitesic, Leon Lucev, Ermin Bravo, Mirjana Karanovic

Votes: 1,599

29. Kynodontas (2009)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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73 Metascore

Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Angeliki Papoulia, Hristos Passalis

Votes: 56,640 | Gross: $0.11M

30. Valter brani Sarajevo (1972)

133 min | Action, War

8.2
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A man who tried to stop Nazi soldiers in World War II.

Director: Hajrudin Krvavac | Stars: Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Rade Markovic, Ljubisa Samardzic, Neda Spasojevic

Votes: 1,836

31. Sjecas li se Dolly Bell? (1981)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A young man grows up in Sarajevo in the 1960s, under the shadow of his good, but ailing father, and gets attracted by the world of small-time criminals. They hire him to hide a young ... See full summary »

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Slavko Stimac, Slobodan Aligrudic, Ljiljana Blagojevic, Mira Banjac

Votes: 4,771

32. Turneja (2008)

102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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Year 1993, the bleakest time of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A group of actors from Belgrade, utterly unaware of what they're setting themselves up for, embark on a search for quick ... See full summary »

Director: Goran Markovic | Stars: Tihomir Stanic, Jelena Djokic, Dragan Nikolic, Mira Furlan

Votes: 2,051

33. Neprijatelj (2011)

108 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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Story begins couple of days after the war has ended. A group of soldiers in charge of clearing the fields from mines discovers a man sealed inside a factory's basement. Mysterious man says ... See full summary »

Director: Dejan Zecevic | Stars: Aleksandar Stojkovic, Vuk Kostic, Tihomir Stanic, Ljubomir Bandovic

Votes: 1,968

34. Neka ostane medju nama (2010)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Nikola is a man who knows how to really enjoy life; he's even able to rouse sympathy for his sinful ways. His brother turns a blind eye to his philandering although, with a broken marriage ... See full summary »

Director: Rajko Grlic | Stars: Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Bojan Navojec, Ksenija Marinkovic, Daria Lorenci

Votes: 757

35. Underground (1995)

Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.1
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A group of serbian socialists prepares for the war in a surreal underground filled by parties, tragedies, love and hate.

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic, Slavko Stimac

Votes: 48,179

36. Zivot je cudo (2004)

155 min | Comedy, Romance, Music

7.7
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What could be better for the village than a scenic railway to bring in the tourists? What could be worse for tourism than war? Luka builds the railway and shuts his eyes to war. Then Luka's wife runs off with a musician and his son is called up to the army. Luka's life is a war zone. Then he meets Sabaha..

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Slavko Stimac, Natasa Tapuskovic, Vesna Trivalic, Vuk Kostic

Votes: 10,851

37. Balkanski spijun (1984)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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Ilija Cvorovic, a reformed former Stalinist who spent several years in a prison as a political prisoner, is called in for a routine conversation. He returns home convinced that the police ... See full summary »

Directors: Dusan Kovacevic, Bozidar 'Bota' Nikolic | Stars: Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic, Bora Todorovic, Mira Banjac, Sonja Savic

Votes: 8,513