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 suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense and rough films and TV shows about / with violence, death, danger, murder, escapades, friendship, brutality, photograph, knife and soldier plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as eastern europe: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Train of Life (1998), Human Trafficking (2005), The Blackout (2019), Kursk (2018), The Coldest City (2017), X-Men: First Class (2011), Outpost: Black Sun (2012), The Alien Girl (2010), The Terminal (2004).

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: stylized, offbeat, atmospheric, witty, melancholic ...
Plot: hotel, inheritance, greed, friendship, mentor protege relationship, servant, disorder, adventure, twists & turns, legendary, escapades, murder ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1960s, 30s, year 1968 ...
Place: europe, eastern europe, hungary, alps, central 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, ridiculous, awful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, supernatural ability, supernatural, devil, unstoppable, dark hero, skeleton, motorcycle, on the run, monk, heroes, vengeance ...
Place: eastern europe, europe, usa, romania
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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, sentimental, offbeat, realistic, clever ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, train, village, coming out, forgery, wartime life, anti heroes, life is a bitch, optimism, heroes, confined ...
Time: year 1941, 1940s
Place: eastern europe, europe, palestine, germany, poland
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Human Trafficking (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 176 min.
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, slavery, prostitute, captivity, child abduction, sex trafficking, corruption, sex trade, forced prostitution, violence against women, pedophilia, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: eastern europe, ukraine, russia, europe, the philippines ...
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The Blackout (2019)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 153 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: suspense, exciting, tense, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian soldier, russian army, catastrophe, danger, border, life is a bitch, friendship, society, adventure, culture clash, family relations, dialogue ...
Time: future
Place: eastern europe
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Kursk (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
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, captivating, talky, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, underwater, underwater scene, death, fire, rescue attempt, military, explosion, death of husband, death of father, telephone conversation, year 2000 ...
Time: 2000s
Place: eastern europe
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The Coldest City (2017)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Sweden, USA, 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, harsh, exciting ...
Plot: spy, undercover agent, double agent, female assassin, lesbian, cold war, shooting, blonde, brutality, sexy woman, man fights a woman, female spy ...
Time: 20th century, year 1987, year 1989
Place: germany, east berlin east germany, eastern europe, europe, west germany ...
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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, intense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, superhuman powers, superhero, supernatural power, mutant, teenage superhero, cia, superhuman, cold war, save the day, vengeance, adventure ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1962 ...
Place: battleship, oxford university, usa, eastern europe, mine ...
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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, rough, bleak, exciting, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bunker, zombie, third reich, violence, outpost, survival, supernatural, super soldier, deadly, danger, nato, track down ...
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, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, murder, betrayal, love, brutality, violence, mafia, kidnapping, gang, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, russia, ukraine, czech republic, 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: sincere, touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: airport, loneliness, passenger, culture clash, immigrants, stranded, misfit, fish out of water, arrest, destiny, language barrier, passport ...
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, scary, rough, serious
Plot: zombie, military, bio weapon, plague, chaos and mayhem, escapades, danger, soldier, gory, deadly, survival, small town ...
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: trap, zombie, supernatural, experiment gone awry, survival, deadly, danger, heroic mission, killing off one by one, violence, blood, mercenary ...
Place: europe, mine, eastern europe
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Strigoi (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the villagers killed Constantin Tirescu, they thought it was justice. Vlad Cozma thinks it was murder. Now, Constantin thinks pickles might go nice with blood.
Style: dark humor
Plot: corruption, man with glasses, murder, learning the truth, repeated event, exhumation, villager, taking off shirt, field, screaming man, man wearing glasses, carrying someone ...
Time: 2000s
Place: eastern europe
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Tangerines (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Estonia, Georgia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: War in Abkhazia 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.
Style: tense, thought provoking, touching, bleak, compassionate ...
Plot: wartime life, war, anti war, village, bullet wound, gun, life is a bitch, human nature, confined, mistrust, rivalry, isolation ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: georgia (former ussr), europe, estonia, georgia, eastern europe ...
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The Human Resources Manager (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, Germany, France, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A tragic comedy centered on the HR manager of Israel's largest industrial bakery, who sets out to save the reputation of his business and prevent the publication of a defamatory article.
Style: realistic, touching, tragicomedy, serious, sincere ...
Plot: hopes, redemption, on the road, human nature, disorder, selflessness, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, escapades, righting the wronged, bribery, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, romania, europe, middle east, eastern europe
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Sauna (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A film based on a simple situation: several men talk in the sauna.
Plot: deception, vodka, joke, shower, politics, debate, sauna, discussion, martial law, communism, solidarity, iron curtain ...
Place: eastern europe
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Tactical Assault (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this high-flying action thriller, an expert Air Force flyer finds himself forced to use every trick he has ever learned to stop a murderous, insane former colleague and friend from exacting deadly revenge upon him.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter jet, military, soldier, chase, airplane, gulf war, adventure, vengeance, one man army, terrorism, hijacking, battles ...
Time: 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, eastern europe
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Vampire Journals (1997)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Romania, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A 19th century vampire stalks a more powerful vampire lord in his quest to gain revenge over the death of his mistress. In his search for the vampire lord in Eastern Europe he kills many of his servants and fellow vampires while cursing another to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: vampire, deadly creature, stalking, vengeance, gory, uninhibited rivalry, betrayal, couples, danger, palaces castles and temples, dangerous attraction, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, eastern europe
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Godless (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria, Denmark, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A nurse traffics the ID cards of demented patients on the black market of identity theft. Driven by easy cash, and an addiction to morphine, she struggles to keep tabs on her emotional void, and a growing fear of punishment.
Style: social realism
Plot: thief, black market, theft, hugging, depression, accidental killing, id card, court, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, caught having sex, skiing, nurse ...
Place: bulgaria, europe, 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, false accusation, teenage life, friendship, escapades, friends, odd couple, kids in trouble, on the run, on the road, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kazakhstan, russia, eastern europe, europe, cross country
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Trip (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Dani, Yumi, Ovidiu, Ada and Cristi are youths addicted to one another, yet intent on escaping the pressure of their interconnectedness and frustrating realities by performing mind trips into different levels of existence and parallel worlds.
Plot: sex, lesbian, drugs, role playing, parallel universe, gay, delirium, youth, trip, friendship
Place: romania, eastern europe
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The Lake (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A team of Navy SEALs discovers an underwater treasure in a Bosnian lake.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, tense, surprise ending
Plot: treasure, mystery, navy, rescue, courage, friendship between men, military, top secret, escape, commando, behind enemy lines, underwater scene ...
Time: 1940s, 1990s, year 1944, year 1995
Place: serbia, eastern europe, bosnia herzegovina
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Killing Salazar (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Monaco
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An elite team of DEA agents are assigned to protect a dangerous drug lord and take refuge in a luxury hotel while they await extraction. They soon find themselves at the center of an ambush as the drug lord's former associates launch an ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: black ops, ambush, violence, betrayal, battle, organized crime, foot chase, russian, chase, soldier, gangster, murder ...
Place: eastern europe, ukraine, romania
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Western (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Bulgaria, Austria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of German construction workers set out for a foreign construction site in the Bulgarian province. The strange country awakens adventure feelings among the men. At the same time, they are confronted with their prejudices and mistrust. For two ...
Plot: horse, stream, water shortage, cigarette smoking, german abroad, construction, poverty, tobacco, sex scene, village, construction worker, migration ...
Place: eastern europe, bulgaria
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Ballet (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An American ballerina arrives in Hungary to enroll in a ballet school and it soon becomes apparent that things are not what they seem.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, twist ending
Plot: ballet, possession, girls' boarding school, obsession, ballerina, love interest, conspiracy, female ghost, haunted by the past, teenage girl, cult, dance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, dungeon, budapest hungary, eastern europe
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Crazy Six (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA, Slovakia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a crumbling Europe, powerful mafia families have emerged from the anarchy to vie for control of the lucrative arms trade.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: drug dealing, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, rivalry, master criminal, government agency, gangsters, life is a bitch, crimes, addiction, violence, crime boss ...
Time: future
Place: europe, eastern europe
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Matrioshki (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Young women from Lithuania and Russia are taken to Belgium by a gang involved in the sex trade to work as sex slaves.
Plot: sex slavery, sex trafficking, human trafficking, organized crime, striptease, prostitution, sex club, brothel
Place: eastern europe
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Blue Moon (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After screwing up a money exchange a Viennese small-time crook accompanied by a Russian hostess hits the road to the East.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: on the road, prostitute, crime gone awry, on the run, dishonesty, iron curtain, disorder, love and romance, crime, romance, cons and scams, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ukraine, slovakia, eastern europe
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The Werewolf Reborn! (1998)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Eleanor Crane goes to visit her uncle Peter in a remote Eastern European village, and receives an unexpectedly cold welcome from the villagers, who are plagued by a deadly curse - and from her uncle, who hides a deadly secret of ...
Plot: werewolf, uncle, train station, village, wolfman, gothic horror, cousin cousin relationship, teenage girl, forest
Place: eastern europe
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