Movies and TV shows set in eastern europe

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in eastern europe ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious, humorous, exciting and touching films and TV shows about / with friendship, danger, death, survival, violence, dialogue, storytelling, betrayal, catastrophe and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Action and Comedy genres shot in Sweden, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as eastern europe: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), The Stockholm Syndrome (2003), Landmine Goes Click (2015), Train of Life (1998), Human Trafficking (2005), Matrioshki (2005), The Blackout (2019), Kursk (2018), The Coldest City (2017), X-Men: First Class (2011).

List of movies set in eastern europe

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance ...
Style: offbeat, stylized, witty, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: existentialism, twists & turns, hotel, inheritance, greed, adventure, escapades, mentor protege relationship, disorder, cons and scams, servant, friendship ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 30s ...
Place: eastern europe, europe, hungary, alps, central europe
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The Stockholm Syndrome (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the true story of the failed bank robbery-cum-hostage taking in a bank at the square Norrmalmstorg in Stockholm, in September 1973. The Stockholm Syndrome is named after this incident.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, twists and turns, tense
Plot: bank, bank robbery, bank robber, hostage, money, storage unit, police, gas mask, drill, stockholm syndrome, noose, water ...
Time: 70s
Place: eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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Landmine Goes Click (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Georgia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After an American tourist steps on a landmine, he is forced to watch his girlfriend get assaulted.
Style: realistic, suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: revenge, survival, rape, trapped, tourist, violence, girlfriend, terror, hunter, sex scene, regret, friendship ...
Place: eastern europe
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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When the devil resurfaces with aims to take over the world in human form, Johnny Blaze reluctantly comes out of hiding to transform into the flame-spewing supernatural hero Ghost Rider -- and rescue a 10-year-old boy from an unsavory end.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, devil, supernatural ability, motorcycle, supernatural, unstoppable, dark hero, skeleton, anti hero, anti heroes, child in peril, on the run ...
Place: eastern europe, usa, europe, romania, turkey
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Train of Life (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium, Netherlands, Israel, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine.
Style: humorous, captivating, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, train, village, world war two, forgery, jewish, anti semitism, bittersweet, friendship, village life, wartime life ...
Time: year 1941, 1940s
Place: eastern europe, europe, palestine, central europe, germany ...
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Human Trafficking (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: When a sixteen-year-old girl from the Ukraine, a single mother from Russia, an orphaned seventeen-year-old girl from Romania, and a twelve-year-old American tourist become the victims of international sex slave traffickers, a specialized team of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, forced prostitution, slavery, prostitute, child abduction, captivity, sex trade, sex trafficking, violence against women, conspiracy, pedophilia, rape of a minor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, eastern europe, ukraine, asia, russia ...
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Matrioshki (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Young women from Lithuania and Russia are taken to Belgium by a gang involved in the sex trade to work as sex slaves.
Style: touching, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: sex slavery, human trafficking, sex trafficking, organized crime, prostitution, striptease, brothel, gangsters, life is a bitch, police corruption, violence against women, sex club
Place: eastern europe
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The Blackout (2019)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: No meteorites hit Earth, no terrorists put the world in danger, no atomic war was started, but something did go wrong. Contact between most towns on Earth has been severed. A small ring-like area in Eastern Europe still has electricity, and maybe ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian soldier, russian army, life is a bitch, adventure, catastrophe, danger, border, society, friendship, culture clash, greed, life philosophy ...
Time: future
Place: eastern europe
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Kursk (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Romania, Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster and the governmental negligence that followed. As the sailors fight for survival, their families desperately battle political obstacles and impossible odds to save them.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, underwater, underwater scene, military, rescue attempt, fire, death, death of father, explosion, death of husband, telephone conversation, naval uniform ...
Time: year 2000, 2000s
Place: eastern europe
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The Coldest City (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, atmospheric, sexy, exciting ...
Plot: female assassin, double agent, undercover agent, spy, female spy, lesbian, cold war, shooting, sexy woman, man fights a woman, blonde, lesbianism ...
Time: year 1989, year 1987, 20th century, 80s
Place: east berlin, berlin germany, germany, east berlin east germany, eastern europe ...
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X-Men: First Class (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, supernatural ability, supernatural power, superhero, superhuman powers, supernatural, superhuman, team, teenage superhero, save the day, training, vengeance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1944 ...
Place: oxford university, usa, eastern europe, poland, pentagon ...
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Outpost: Black Sun (2012)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A pair of investigators team up with a Special Forces Unit to venture deep inside a war raging between the military and a massive army of Nazi Zombie Stormtroopers. Their mission is to fight their way behind enemy lines, locate the technology at the ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, exciting, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bunker, zombie, third reich, violence, outpost, survival, supernatural, danger, deadly, track down, nato, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, eastern europe
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The Alien Girl (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 1990s. Gangster Kiev. A team of four men is assigned to deliver a girl from Prague, nicknamed "The Stranger." As the sister of a recently arrested criminal called Babai, her testimony could damage some important people.
Style: serious, exciting, tense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, murder, betrayal, love, brutality, violence, kidnapping, mafia, danger, gang ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: czech republic, russia, ukraine, europe, eastern europe ...
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The Terminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. ...
Style: touching, sincere, motivational, interesting, humorous ...
Plot: airport, loneliness, immigrants, passenger, culture clash, stranded, arrest, fish out of water, misfit, destiny, passport, fast food restaurant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, romania, canada ...
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Apocalypse Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A bacteriological weapon developed by the US Government to create a super soldier - spreads an epidemic in a quiet little town in the middle of Eastern Europe. All citizens have been turned into infected zombies. The plan is to bring an atomic bomb ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Plot: zombie, military, bio weapon, chaos, deadly, supernatural, danger, escapades, soldier, gory, survival, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, eastern europe
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Outpost (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a seedy bar in a town ravaged by war, scientist and businessman Hunt hires mercenary and former Royal Marine D.C. to assemble a crack team of ex-soldiers to protect him on a dangerous journey into no-man's land. Their mission is to scope out ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, experiment gone awry, trap, deadly, danger, heroic mission, survival, supernatural, violence, serial murder, occult, mercenary ...
Place: europe, eastern europe
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Love and Lemons (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Agnes has most things in life: a family who are always there for her, a good job in the restaurant industry, a boyfriend who loves her, and a best friend whom she knows inside out. Or does she? All of a sudden things begin to crumble, one by one, ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: restaurant, cooking, fall in love, workplace, romance, best friends, love and romance, workplace situations, hopes, strong female presence, cooking and food, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Stockholm East (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stockholm East is the love story between two strangers, bound together by a tragedy that has taken its toll on both their lives and relationships. When Johan and Anna meet at the railway station connecting Stockholm with the idyllic suburbs where ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: cheating wife, tragedy, life is a bitch, family problems, dealing with death, disability, couples, love affair, love and romance, traffic accident, car accident, stranger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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Sandor & Ida (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ida lives hard and fast with too much drinking and a string of boyfriends, Sandor has very few friends and his mother insists that he practices ballet. They meet in a chat room and despite appearances they discover they have much in common. Sandor ...
Style: tragicomedy, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: teenage love, overdose, friendship, teenage life, unlikely couple, love and romance, betrayal, romance, opposites attract, dishonesty, family relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Popular Music (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two boys grow up together in town of Pajala at 60's united by rock-n-roll music.
Style: humorous, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, music band, small town, follow your dream, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family problems, rebellion, youth, coming of age, child abuse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: sweden, himalaya, europe, finland, eastern europe
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Sixten (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 78 min.
Story: 13 year old Sixten really wants his father to meet someone he can marry. Without telling his father, he and his friends write an ad for the personal sections.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: single parent, love and romance, dishonesty, hidden identity, coming of age, youth, family relations, disorder, looking for love, mistaken identity, teenage life, teenage love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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The Last Dance (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Blackpool, a dancing contest, a dead woman. This is the opening scene of this movie, which then continues by telling us the story preceding this sad accident - or is it a murder? We will get to know the tensed relationship of the dancing contestant ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, dark humor
Plot: rivalry, couples, friendship, artists and showbiz, underdog, betrayal, contests and competitions, dancer's life, ambition, survival, murder, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: eastern europe
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The Journey to Melonia (1989)
Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a ship sinks during a storm, a slave from the industrial island of Plutonia is washed up on the beaches of paradise island Melonia, where the "all-powerful" wizard Prospero and his strange friends reside.
Plot: rescue, capitalism, good versus evil, slave, kidnapping, transformation, escape, island, environmental, environmental issue, magic, creature ...
Place: eastern europe
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The Birthday (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Michael has a secret that he intends to announce during his birthday party. He has finally decided to propose to Catti, his girlfriend of many years. But Catti has other plans ...
Plot: father son relationship, rescue from drowning, pride, birthday, adultery, seven deadly sins
Place: eastern europe
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Wonderful and Loved by All (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Austria, Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Isabella Eklöf is an unemployed actress in her early thirties. Her friends all enjoy stable relationships, children and successful careers. In order to jump-start her life she decides to lie a bit on her next job application with unexpected ...
Plot: stage actress, theater, new year's eve party, actress, single, acrobatics, rehearsal, casting, friendship, funeral
Place: vienna, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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The Girl, the Mother and the Demons (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In an apartment a single and psychotic mother locks in herself and her daughter. Here, the demons are in control. Ti can hear her mother talking to the demons, and she sees her changing and confined face. But the demons that the mother speaks with ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: parent child relationship, abusive mother, paranoia, schizophrenia, child abuse, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, malnutrition, child neglect, isolation, begging, social services ...
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Aferim! (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, History, Western
Country: Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in early 19th century Romania, a policeman, Costandin, is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife.
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, humorous
Plot: gypsy, slave, racism, slavery, prejudice, minority, danger, escape, track down, crimes, society, adultery ...
Time: 19th century
Place: romania, eastern europe
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I Won't Come Back (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kazakhstan, Russia, Estonia, Finland, Belarus
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Anya, a young academic raised in an orphanage, is on the cusp of success when she’s accused of drug possession. While in limbo hiding from the police, she hits the road with Kristina, another orphan several years Anya’s junior, in search of her ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, tragic ending ...
Plot: orphan, obsessive quest, teenage life, friendship, false accusation, escapades, friends, older man younger woman relationship, odd couple, kids in trouble, on the run, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kazakhstan, russia, europe, eastern europe
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The Beautician and the Beast (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story follows the misadventures of a New York City beautician who is mistakenly hired as the school teacher for the children of the president of a small Eastern European country.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, nanny, culture clash, female protagonist, romance, dictator, couples, single parent, society, love and romance, couple relations, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, eastern europe
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Bad Company (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a Harvard-educated CIA agent is killed during an operation, the secret agency recruits his twin brother.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: espionage, odd couple, kidnapping, terrorism, culture clash, fish out of water, undercover agent, twin brother, foot chase, betrayal, heroic mission, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, langley virginia, los angeles, europe ...
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