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, bleak, suspense, disturbing and captivating films and TV shows about / with politics, war, death, life is a bitch, friendship, danger, society, state affairs, political unrest and family relations plots mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres shot in France, UK, Yugoslavia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as former yugoslavia: Sky Hook (2000), The Wounds (1998), Balkan Line (2019), As If I Am Not There (2010), Tito and Me (1992), WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971), Underground (1995), Before the Rain (1994), Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (1996), The Living and the Dead (2007).

List of movies set in former yugoslavia

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, touching ...
Plot: anti war, battles, war, wartime life, political unrest, danger, survival, friends, buddies, journalism, campaign, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: former yugoslavia, germany, italy, yugoslavia
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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: serious, realistic, rough, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: youth, teenage life, war, life is a bitch, wartime life, battles, coming of age, crime, crimes, drugs/alcohol, friends, injury ...
Time: 90s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, yugoslavia, belgrade
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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, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: nato, terrorism, female soldier, swat team, friendship, hostage, society, covert operation, culture clash, civil war, islam, abduction ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, albania, serbia, kosovo ...
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As If I Am Not There (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Sweden, Republic of North Macedonia
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, disturbing, emotional, serious
Plot: bosnian war, wartime life, realism, war, soldier, military, life is a bitch, strong female presence, life turned upside down, violence, rape, genocide ...
Place: former yugoslavia, bosnia, europe, sarajevo, bosnia herzegovina ...
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: obsession, satire, politics, totalitarianism, anti war, innocence lost, political unrest, distopia, ruler, revolution, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, year 1954, 1950s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, 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: sexy, clever, offbeat, sexual, thought provoking ...
Plot: erection, masturbation, satire, avant-garde, liberal, skating, couples, totalitarianism, introspection, political intrigue, social differences, sexual relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: former yugoslavia, 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: emotional, humorous, offbeat, touching, realistic ...
Plot: politics, communism, circumcision, womanizer, society, youth, state affairs, coming of age, rehabilitation, love and romance, re-education, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, europe, bosnia
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Underground (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, UK, USA
Duration: 170 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: cynical, surreal, satirical, biting, absurd ...
Plot: world war two, freedom, lie, society, ambition, weapons, nazi, resistance, hiding place, communism, revolution, basement ...
Time: 1960s, 1990s, 60s, 90s, 1940s ...
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, yugoslavia, balkan, berlin germany ...
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Before the Rain (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Republic of North Macedonia, 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: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, serious, non-linear ...
Plot: albanian, love affair, monk, politics, violence, murder, photographer, restaurant, terrorist, anti war, rain, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: macedonia, former yugoslavia, london, england, 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: realistic, serious, disturbing, clever
Plot: tunnel, basketball, newspaper, suicide, bosnian war, social relations, thief, atrocity, battles, capture, underground, journalism ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina, yugoslavia
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The Battle on the River Neretva (1969)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Yugoslavia, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 175 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, bleak, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, battles, adventure, danger, escapades, politics, military, against humanity, soldier, heroes, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, yugoslavia
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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, serious ...
Plot: ghost, military, supernatural, battles, political unrest, life is a bitch, war, state affairs, soldier, military life, danger, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 90s, 40s, year 1993 ...
Place: former yugoslavia, croatia, bosnia, europe, yugoslavia ...
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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: atmospheric, tragicomedy, surreal, touching, realistic ...
Plot: ethnic, gypsy, pregnancy, paranormal phenomena, bittersweet, coming of age, vengeance, telekinesis, kids in trouble, cards, social relations, gang ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, yugoslavia, milan italy
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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: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, serious, scary
Plot: catastrophe, chaos, infected, doctors and patients, isolation, plague, hospital, terminal illness, chases and races, life is a bitch, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: former yugoslavia, serbia, yugoslavia
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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: bar, family relations, friendship, immigration, american dream, death in the family, unemployment, redemption, family life, hopes, dealing with death, immigrants ...
Time: 90s
Place: former yugoslavia, new york, europe, usa, serbia ...
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, tense, suspense
Plot: family relations, homecoming, parents and children, rivalry, bandit, loss of virginity, profanity, sexual content, graphic violence, coming of age, vengeance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montenegro, europe, former yugoslavia
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Comanche Territory (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain, France, Germany, Argentina
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Spanish TV reporters covering the War in Bosnia. Based on true experience
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional, bleak
Plot: journalism, media, love and romance, danger, war, life is a bitch, sexual content, profanity, graphic violence, innocence lost, fall in love, wartime life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina
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It Rains in My Village (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A bizarre and tragic love story involving swineherd, village fool, teacher and an agricultural pilot. The story unfolds in a remote village in the communist ruled Yugoslavia at the down of Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: village, small town, small town life, village life, vengeance, alcohol abuse, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, clergy, mentally challenged, couples ...
Time: 60s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
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Love (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Serbia and Montenegro
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Told through a looping, non-linear narrative from each of the characters' points of view, the film reconstructs the stories of a Yugoslav hit man, his former lover and her police officer boyfriend, as their paths cross in New York.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, non-linear
Plot: hitman, hotel, rescue, woman in danger, romance, hostage, murder, terrorism, redemption, crimes, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: former yugoslavia, new york, europe, usa, yugoslavia
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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: sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: fall in love, family relations, revolution, coming of age, romance, youth, love and romance, state affairs, political unrest, chaos and mayhem, teenage life, bare breasts ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, balkan, prague ...
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The Big Picture (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Paul Exben is a success story – partner in one of Paris's most exclusive law firms, big salary, big house, glamorous wife and two sons straight out of a Gap catalog. But when he finds out that Sarah, his wife, is cheating on him with Greg ...
Style: suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: downfall, law firm, infidelity, redemption, couples, starting over, haunted by the past, hotshot lawyer, accidental killing, disposing of a dead body, crimes of passion, cheating wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, paris france, montenegro
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Spare Parts (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Embittered widower, Ludvik, spends his nights transporting illegal refugees in his van from Croatia, across Slovenia, and into Italy. The young and inexperienced Rudi acts as his helpmate. Together they become a well-trained duo who almost every ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense, bleak
Plot: friendship, immigrants, widower, van, life is a bitch, working class, criminal, refugee, border crossing, smuggling, death of wife, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, former yugoslavia, slovenia, croatia, europe ...
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Harrison's Flowers (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 130 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: disturbing, bleak, rough, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, missing person, murder, battles, journalism, photojournalist, war, obsessive quest, love affair, crimes, civil war, violence ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, year 1991, 70s
Place: former yugoslavia, croatia, europe, new jersey, st. louis missouri ...
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Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, orphanage, civil war, journalism, family relations, anti war, orphan, war, rescue, danger, bosnian war, journalist ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, former yugoslavia, vietnam, europe ...
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Warriors (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, military, village, political unrest, military life, danger, life is a bitch, battles, chaos, survival, terrorism, genocide ...
Place: kosovo, former yugoslavia, europe, macedonia
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The Great Water (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Republic of North Macedonia, Czech Republic, USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An ailing communist reflects on a young boy childhood in Stalinist Yugoslavia.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, touching, contemplative
Plot: orphan, friendship, prison, betrayal, soldier, haunted by the past, idealism, youth, young heroes, life is a bitch, politics, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, macedonia, ussr, serbia ...
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The Border Post (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Serbia, UK, Slovenia, Republic of North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Austria
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At a small border-post on the Yugoslav-Albanian border, yet another generation of soldiers suffering the usual amount of boredom awaits the end of their service, counting days to the moment when they should take their uniforms off for good. It is ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sexual, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, comedy of errors, state affairs, dishonesty, military, politics, war, couples, infidelity, army, commander, border ...
Time: 80s
Place: macedonia, former yugoslavia, albania, europe, croatia ...
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No Man's Land (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Belgium, UK, Slovenia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but will they stick to it?
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sentimental, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: un, anti war, politics, survival, soldier, bomb, human nature, dishonesty, military, satire, military life, intrigue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s
Place: serbia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina ...
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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, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: secret society, conspiracy, police, law enforcement, crimes, secret movement, partner, politician, murder investigation, undercover, criminal, police detective ...
Time: 1920s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, balkan
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Cold War (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, 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: sad, romantic, melancholic, tragic ending
Plot: loveless marriage, cold war, tragic love, female singer, musician, defector, suicide, prison, jazz, audition, folklore, folk music ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, year 1951 ...
Place: paris france, east berlin east germany, poland, yugoslavia, east berlin ...
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