Movies and TV shows set in former yugoslavia

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in former yugoslavia ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, captivating, disturbing and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with death, murder, war, battles, politics, partisan, family relations, political unrest, world war two and female nudity plots mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres shot in Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as former yugoslavia: Balkan Line (2019), Sky Hook (2000), Underground (1995), Before the Rain (1994), The Wounds (1998), The Living and the Dead (2007), As If I Am Not There (2010), Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (1996), The Elusive Summer of '68 (1984), Harrison's Flowers (2000).

List of movies set in former yugoslavia

 6.6
 10K
Balkan Line (2019)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Russia, Serbia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 1999, Serbia is bombed and Kosovo region is left for plunder by bandits under command of Albanian warlord, Smuk. The removal of the human organs take place within the territories bandits have taken, the robberies, mass assassinations and genocide. ...
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: swat team, terrorism, nato, friendship, female soldier, civil war, hopes, politics, covert operation, hostage, society, islam ...
Time: 90s
Place: former yugoslavia, serbia, albania, kosovo, bosnia
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 8.1
 5K
Sky Hook (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sky Hook (Serbian: Nebeska udica) is a 2000 Yugoslavian film directed by Ljubiša Samardžić. It was Yugoslavia's submission to the 73rd Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: anti war, war, battles, political unrest, wartime life, survival, buddies, friends, journalism, campaign, hanging, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: former yugoslavia, germany, italy
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The Battle on the River Neretva (1969)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Yugoslavia, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In January 1943 the German army, afraid of an Allied invasion of the Balkans, launched a great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for the Partisan forces and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river ...
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, bleak, rough ...
Plot: world war two, partisan, war, tank, battles, river battle, battle zone, against the odds, wartime life, adventure, life is a bitch, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia
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 8.1
 58K
Underground (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, UK, USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Black marketeers Marko and Blacky manufacture and sell weapons to the Communist resistance in WWII Belgrade, living the good life along the way. Marko's surreal duplicity propels him up the ranks of the Communist Party, and he eventually ...
Style: surreal, cynical, art house, satirical, political ...
Plot: world war two, war, communism, surrealism, greed, freedom, lie, propaganda, genocide, brutality, culture clash, imagination ...
Time: 1940s, 90s, 60s, year 1941, post world war two
Place: former yugoslavia, balkan, eastern europe, poland, germany ...
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Before the Rain (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself. In Macedonia, during war in Bosnia, Christians hunt an ethnic Albanian girl who may have murdered one of their own. A young monk who's taken a vow of silence offers her ...
Style: political, sexy, realistic, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, terrorist, politics, monk, muslim, anti war, violence, restaurant, beautiful scenery, destiny, wartime, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: macedonia, former yugoslavia, london, england, middle east ...
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 8.0
 11K
The Wounds (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film follows two Belgrade youths on their rise to gangster legends in a decaying society.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: youth, coming of age, teenage life, murder, wartime life, life is a bitch, war, crimes, battles, friends, masturbation, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, belgrade, eastern europe
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The Living and the Dead (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, War, Horror
Country: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1943, group of Croatian soldiers overtake a strategically important point in western Bosnia with a goal to destroy a group of communist partisans. On the way they met some supernatural phenomena, and the action itself went very badly because the ...
Style: psychological, stylized, bleak, mind bending, thought provoking ...
Plot: ghost, military, supernatural, soldier, military life, life is a bitch, war, political unrest, state affairs, battles, society, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 90s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1993
Place: former yugoslavia, croatia, bosnia, balkan, bosnia herzegovina ...
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As If I Am Not There (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Sweden
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A harsh dose of cinematic realism about a harsh time-the Bosnian War of the 1990s-Juanita Wilson's drama is taken from true stories revealed during the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague. Samira is a modern schoolteacher in Sarajevo ...
Style: realistic, emotional, disturbing, serious
Plot: bosnian war, rape, realism, war, wartime life, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, military, soldier, strong female presence, violence, genocide ...
Place: former yugoslavia, bosnia, sarajevo, europe, sweden ...
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The Boys from Marx and Engels Street (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family
Country: Montenegro, Slovenia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Stanko (30) has to kill a man, for the first time. The same day, his younger brother Vojo (16) has to have sex for the first time. Roads of the two brothers will cross the same day several times, in an unusual way
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, tense, suspense
Plot: bandit, family relations, parents and children, homecoming, rivalry, crimes, youth, siblings relations, graphic violence, loss of virginity, sexual content, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montenegro, former yugoslavia, europe
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Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the opening stages of the Bosnian War, a small group of Serbian soldiers are trapped in a tunnel by a Muslim force.
Style: social, realistic, serious, clever, disturbing
Plot: bosnian war, ogre, human rights, genocide, anarchist, newspaper, basketball, suicide, muslim, village, tunnel, communism ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: former yugoslavia, eastern europe, europe, bosnia, serbia ...
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The Elusive Summer of '68 (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: For the young man who lives in Serbian province town, the maturing coincides with the turbulent political events of the year 1968.
Style: parody, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: fall in love, summer, traumatic childhood, family relations, revolution, coming of age, chaos and mayhem, political unrest, teenage life, romance, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: year 1968, year 1984, 60s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, czechoslovakia, prague ...
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Harrison's Flowers (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last ...
Style: brutal, disturbing, suspense, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, murder, journalism, missing person, war, violence, civil war, battles, vengeance, photojournalist, obsessive quest, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1991, 70s
Place: former yugoslavia, new jersey, vietnam, middle east, croatia ...
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 6.3
 1K
Warriors (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tense drama that revolves around a platoon of Spanish soldiers, following the innocent young men as they step from the training field into a hell for which nothing could have prepared them.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, military, politics, soldier, military life, political unrest, life is a bitch, survival, chaos, battles, captivity, genocide ...
Place: former yugoslavia, kosovo, europe, macedonia
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Time of the Gypsies (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Yugoslavia, Italy, UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: In this luminous tale set in the former Yugoslavia, Perhan, an engaging young Romany with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime that threatens to destroy him and those he loves.
Style: surreal, touching, atmospheric, cerebral, art house ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: gypsy, coming of age, ethnic, magic realism, vengeance, bittersweet, racism, surrealism, poverty, revenge, hospital, killing an animal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, eastern europe, europe, milan italy
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 8.0
 6K
Tito and Me (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Goran Markovic, known more for his dramatic work, achieved something that's eluded many great filmmakers - both smart and funny comedy. Based loosely on his own life as a kid growing up in Tito's communist Yugoslavia in the 1950s, the ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: fat boy, youth, coming of age, world war two, little boy, traumatic childhood, totalitarian regime, satire, politics, obsession, distopia, ruler ...
Time: 50s, year 1954
Place: former yugoslavia, balkan, eastern europe, europe
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WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Yugoslavia, West Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A dense film that cuts up footage of a primary plot of two young Yugoslavian girls, one a politico and the other a sexpot, and an affair with a visiting Russian skater. Mixing metaphors of Russia's relationship with Yugoslavia, intercut with ...
Style: surreal, experimental, disturbing, sex comedy, avant garde ...
Plot: sex, erection, satire, avant-garde, female nudity, surrealism, sexual humor, communist, communism, fetish, feminist, conspiracy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe
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When Father Was Away on Business (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: 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 cartoon is enough for Mesha to join many arrested ...
Style: erotic, thought provoking, semi serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, circumcision, communism, politics, traumatic childhood, family relations, youth, children, political prisoner, anti communist, false accusation, sleepwalking ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, bosnia, eastern europe, europe
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Shadows over Balkans (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Serbia
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: A historical fiction drama and thriller set in the turbulent period of the late 1930s in the Balkans as a place where high politics, local interests, capital and crime all merge together.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: secret society, conspiracy, police, police detective, secret movement, crimes, law enforcement, politician, undercover, criminal, murder investigation, partner ...
Time: 1920s
Place: former yugoslavia, balkan
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 7.5
 57K
Cold War (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Poland, UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Cold War-era love story follows the passionate love affair between a mismatched couple.
Style: romantic, sad, thought provoking, melancholic, tragic ending ...
Plot: cold war, musician, audition, loveless marriage, communism, love, suicide, love story, female singer, jazz, defector, folklore ...
Time: 50s, year 1964, year 1952, year 1955, year 1949 ...
Place: paris france, poland, former yugoslavia, east berlin, german democratic republic ...
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 8.1
 3K
Variola Vera (1982)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The subject of the film is the 1972 outbreak of smallpox in Yugoslavia, more specifically the events related to the epidemic and the subsequent quarantine at Belgrade's General Hospital. The film follows the journey of a Kosovar pilgrim on his ...
Style: scary, serious, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: epidemic, love story, medical, undead, disaster, communism, infected, chaos, doctors and patients, terminal illness, hospital, isolation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, serbia
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Someone Else's America (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, UK, France, Germany, Greece
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This tale takes place in a bar. The Spanish Alonso and his blind mother run this place. Bay, who is Alonso's friend live here too. This story tells something about Alonso and Bay and the "American Dream".
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: american dream, immigration, friendship, family relations, parents and children, death in the family, dysfunctional family, city life, human nature, working class, redemption, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: former yugoslavia, new york, serbia, usa, europe ...
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 3.4
 224
Bound Cargo (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Czech Republic
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Three girls are on the run from a group of disbanded soldiers. Nowhere to go they come across a lonely widow to seek refuge. Risking her life to save the young women the widow only demands erotic pleasure in exchange.
Style: suspense, tense, sexploitation film
Plot: lesbianism, lesbian, erotica, lesbian sex, sexploitation, captivity, forest, sexual abuse, sexuality, female protagonist, seduction, mysterious girl ...
Place: former yugoslavia
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The Liberation of Skopje (2016)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Croatia, Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Zoran is the hero of this story set in Skopje during the German occupation of the city in World War II. Through his eyes, we experience all the cruelty, poverty and suffering of wartime. A love affair between his Macedonian mother and ...
Style: suspense, thought provoking, psychological, rough, tense
Plot: liberation, arrest, partisan, traitor, assassination, prisoner, german officer, boy, german occupation, nazi occupation, world war two, mother son relationship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1944
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, balkan, macedonia
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 5.4
 10K
Renegades (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, USA, Malta, Croatia, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A team of Navy SEALs discovers an underwater treasure in a Bosnian lake.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: military, treasure, mystery, navy, bosnian war, courage, friendship between men, rescue, chase, behind enemy lines, world war two, top secret ...
Time: 1940s, year 1995, year 1944, 90s, 20th century
Place: serbia, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina, europe, balkan ...
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Orchestra of One Youthhood (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: True story about the brass band of a fire brigade during WW2.
Plot: orchestra, partisan, brass band, fire department, electrician, army, world war two, train, prostitute, female nudity, river, execution ...
Place: former yugoslavia, serbia
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 6.9
 219
Guardian Angel (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A journalist investigates the smuggling of gypsy children on the black market and tries to save a young boy.
Plot: child prostitute, gypsy, little boy, white slavery, boy, brother brother relationship, death, fear, family relations, gangsters, gypsy camp, handicapped ...
Place: italy, former yugoslavia, venice
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Days to Remember (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this melodramatic tale, the well-made plans of a career-obsessed woman are derailed when she sets her sights on a young man who is plainly not very interested in her. In the story, Katherina is an ambitious reporter for German television, and her ...
Plot: lake, german, love, male female relationship, television reporter, partisan, woman, children, older woman younger man relationship, swimming, tv reporter, landmine ...
Place: former yugoslavia, germany, montenegro
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 6.0
 109
July 13th (1982)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This is a movie about the start of people's uprising in Montenegro in World War II. After the capitulation of the Yugoslav Royal Army in April 1941, the Italians managed to infiltrate their puppet regime in Montenegro. However, people ...
Style: epic
Plot: world war two, partisan, mountain, bomb, party, death, wine, massacre, resistance, tragic event, murder, old man ...
Time: year 1941
Place: former yugoslavia, montenegro
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The Fall of Italy (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The setting is the islands off the Dalmatian coast of Yugoslavia, during WW II. The islands are controlled by occupying Italian forces, and a resistence movement of Communists is dedicated to sabotaging and ending the occupation. When a wealthy ...
Style: epic
Plot: world war two, partisan, fascism, dancing, brutality, reprisal, spy, friendship, death, friend, fear, marriage ...
Place: former yugoslavia, italy
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 6.4
 44
Wedding (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia, Soviet Union
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Beginning in 1943. year. The tragic story of the prisoners... partisans and others who were found in a prison in Montenegro at the time when the Chetniks and the occupiers at all costs they want to crush the uprising in Yugoslavia.
Plot: partisan, world war two, wedding, fascist, execution, cold the temperature, nazi, tank, struggle, fear, escape, death ...
Time: year 1943
Place: former yugoslavia, montenegro
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