Movies and TV shows set in yugoslavia

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in yugoslavia ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, suspense, semi serious, thought provoking and epic films and TV shows about / with death, world war two, partisan, murder, nazi, battles, mountain, fear, female nudity and machine gun plots mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres shot in Yugoslavia, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as yugoslavia: Shadows over Balkans (2017), Playroom (1990), Days to Remember (1987), No Man's Land (2001), Last Christmas (2019), The Great Journey (2004), Time of the Gypsies (1988), Renegades (2017), Wedding (1973), Orchestra of One Youthhood (1985).

List of movies set in yugoslavia

Shadows over Balkans (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Serbia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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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Playroom (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An archaeologist is haunted by a nightmare in which his family is murdered.
Style: psychotronic, slasher, surprise ending, cult film
Plot: death of family, imaginary friend, mental institution, mummy, cave, monster, flashback, monastery, torture, insanity, demon, murder ...
Place: former yugoslavia
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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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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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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, talky, political, harsh ...
Plot: anti war, politics, survival, bosnian war, war, un, soldier, bomb, dishonesty, military, human nature, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: serbia, bosnia herzegovina, eastern europe, europe, former yugoslavia ...
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Last Christmas (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA, China
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Her last date with disaster? That of having accepted to work as Santa's elf for a department store. However, she meets Tom there. Her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be ...
Style: touching, surprise ending, sincere, sweet, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: christmas, christmas eve, holiday, romance, male female friendship, heart transplant, aspiring singer, young man, young girl, love, homeless woman, mother daughter conflict ...
Time: contemporary, year 1999, year 2017
Place: london, britain, england, united kingdom, former yugoslavia
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The Great Journey (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Morocco, Bulgaria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Reda, summoned to accompany his father on a pilgrimage to Mecca, complies reluctantly - as he preparing for his baccalaureat and, even more important, has a secret love relationship. The trip across Europe in a broken-down car is also the departure ...
Style: road movie, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: pilgrimage, father son relationship, journey, on the road, family relations, culture clash, golden years, youth, hopes, society, teenage life, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: serbia, france, europe, saudi arabia, bulgaria ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How the War Started on My Island (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Croatia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: At the beginning of 1991, Yugoslav army did not acknowledge Croatian's independence, and still holding few military barracks in Croatia. Gajski travels to an island to get his son out of the army. Locals have besieged the barracks and organized ...
Style: parody
Plot: communist, battles, military, island, soldier, communism, sex, ferry, deserter, humiliation, infidelity, machismo ...
Time: year 1991
Place: former yugoslavia, croatia
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The South Railway Battle (1978)
Genre: Romance, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Autumn, 1941. Tito's partisans are ordered to attack a railway network system used by the Germans, their Bulgarian allies and local collaborators. A bloody battle ensues.
Plot: world war two, partisan, battles, massacre, prison escape, combat, insanity, commissioner, weapons, fear, father son relationship, party ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, serbia
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Guns of War (1974)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Uzice Republic a known as the 'first offensive', is a story about Serbia in 1941. Few months after German panzers forced Yugoslav Royal Army to capitulate, organized resistance is turning into massive uprising against occupying forces. ...
Style: epic
Plot: world war two, partisan, mountain, battles, heroes, treason, snow, rain, death, boy, king, fear ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: former yugoslavia, london, serbia
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The Soldier (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story of a boy, forced to grow mature before his time and to die too early because of the cruel war circumstances. This film is dedicated to all the children who have died during the National Liberation War.
Plot: world war two, partisan, soldier, boy, horse, dog, fear, reprisal, commander, child with gun, combat, battles ...
Time: 1940s
Place: former yugoslavia, bosnia
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Let's Make Love 2 (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lepa Brena goes to one of the islands of the Adriatic, on a working holiday, but due to the holidays and planning the next tour, false news that the notorious island Lepa Brena requested a special guest for the tour. The news will completely disrupt ...
Plot: folk singer, pop star, fire department, female nudity, farce, sea, popularity, happiness, beach, orchestra, children, rich man ...
Place: former yugoslavia
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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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The Battle of Sutjeska (1973)
Genre: War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film tells the story of the Battle of Sutjeska which occurred in Nazi-occupied Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1943.
Style: epic
Plot: partisan, world war two, nazi soldier, child, wound, murder, mountain, balkan war, rock climbing, religion, war crime, allies ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943
Place: former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina, bosnia
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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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A Day Longer Than a Year (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The film tells of devastating earthquake in Banja Luka in 1969 and follows a group of prisoners in prison during devastating earthquake and people and residents of Banja Luka. Fate of prisoners,the fate of the city and residents of Banja Luka, are ...
Plot: earthquake, escape, fight, collapse, car, chaos, prison, fear, husband wife relationship, death, police officer, destiny ...
Place: former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
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The Bridge (1969)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In order to check the German offensive, Partizans send an elite team of explosive experts to blow up a strategically important bridge. Besides being heavily guarded, that bridge is almost indestructible and the only man who knows weak spots in the ...
Plot: partisan, world war two, mountain, engineer, battles, general, occupation, nun, murder, german, nazi, church ...
Time: 1940s
Place: former yugoslavia
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Merry People Die Twice (1966)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Somewhere in Bosnia in 1943 between the fourth and fifth enemy offensives column partisans withdrew across a river to free territory. At the moment of crossing the river, a group of Chetniks suddenly attack a column of partisans. In this violent ...
Style: dark
Plot: world war two, partisan, mountain, police officer, dog, fear, police, father, forest, fire, ambush, escape ...
Time: year 1943
Place: former yugoslavia, bosnia
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Let's Make Love (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Story of Lepa Brena and her band, and their adventures during one of the tours through Yugoslavia.
Plot: folk singer, pop star, attempted kidnapping, police, chase, love, bee, nudity (full frontal - brief), speed, happiness, arab, bus ...
Place: former yugoslavia
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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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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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The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A classic car changes the lives of three sets of owners.
Style: anthology, retro
Plot: world war two, infidelity, extramarital affair, border crossing, socialite, royal court, woman with a gun, age difference, nazi occupation, erotica, loneliness, mistress ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, italy
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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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Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, stylized, tense ...
Plot: world war two, war, survival, adventure, nazi, task force, battles, military, double agent, heroic mission, racism, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 70s
Place: germany, former yugoslavia, italy, england
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Early Works (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Inspired by Karl Marx's "Das Kapital", three men and a girl named Jugoslava decide to wake up the conscience within the working class and peasants. Faced with the primitivism and a lack of morale, their revolution fails and the girl ...
Style: sexy, suspense, biting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, revolutionary, protest, politics, feminism, sexual content, youth, state affairs, coming of age, rebellion, society, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: slovakia, former yugoslavia, europe, czech republic
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