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 suspense, realistic, captivating, disturbing, tense and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with society, family relations, female nudity, death, violence, murder, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship and blood plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime 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 Cake General (2018), Russian Dolls: Sex Trade (2005), Be My Cat: A Film for Anne (2015), Train of Life (1998), 491 (1964), Cry (1995), Anita: Swedish Nymphet (1973), Landmine Goes Click (2015), Caliphate (2020).

List of movies set in eastern europe

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
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: atmospheric, stylized, witty, surreal, dramatic ...
Plot: hotel, adventure, mentor protege relationship, prison escape, luxury hotel, murder, prison, painting, escapades, gunfight, fictional country, art theft ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 60s, 80s, year 1985 ...
Place: eastern europe, alps, europe, hungary, central europe
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The Cake General (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in 1984, Hans Pettersson (Hasse P.) decides to create the largest sandwich cake ever made in order to put his home town, Köping, on the map.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, humorous, exciting
Plot: party, husband wife relationship, rivalry, father son relationship, wedding, rich woman, naked in public, emotional abuse, christian, ambitious man, identity crisis, basketball coach ...
Time: year 1985, 80s, year 2009
Place: eastern europe
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Russian Dolls: Sex Trade (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: erotic, touching, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: sex slavery, sex trafficking, violence against women, forced prostitution, human trafficking, sexualized violence, prostitution, sex club, striptease, organized crime, escort, sexploitation ...
Place: eastern europe
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Be My Cat: A Film for Anne (2015)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Romania
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An aspiring Romanian filmmaker obsessed with Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway goes to shocking extremes to convince Anne to star in his upcoming film.
Style: slasher, suspense, mumblecore, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: found footage, obsession, psychopath, filmmaking, torture, mental illness, violence, sacrifice, criminal, woman in danger, murder of a woman, fall in love ...
Place: eastern europe, romania
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Train of Life (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Israel, Belgium
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, harsh, cerebral, enigmatic, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, train, world war two, deportation, nazi, judaism, railway, village, wartime life, anti semitism, bittersweet, sexual content ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: eastern europe, germany, poland, europe, central europe ...
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491 (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A study in forgiveness as oppression and goodness as provocation. Six youth criminals are chosen to participate in a social experiment where they are assigned to live together in a rundown apartment in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden. The six boys ...
Plot: gay rape, bestiality, lgbt, eroticism, gay, gay interest, animal sex, flashback, death, lie, revenge, dog ...
Place: eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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Cry (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: On November 30th (the date when King Karl XII died) there will usually be demonstrations by hyper-national and neo-Nazi groups, and also democratic counter demonstrations. The plot of "West Side Story" is transferred to the Stockholmian ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, bleak
Plot: skinhead, neo nazi, racism, racist, immigrants, gang, immigration, nationalism, impossible love, police, neo nazism, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: eastern europe, sweden, scandinavia
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Anita: Swedish Nymphet (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Anita is a girl of only 16 years, and while she has developed early physically, to a mature woman, she is psychologically completly ruthless. Her relationship the her parents and her friends is very poor and she is regarded with contempt by the ...
Style: erotic, sexual, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: nymphomania, coming of age, erotica, scandinavian girl, sex, nymphomaniac, oral sex, sexuality, female masturbation, psychology, teenage girl, voyeur ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: eastern europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia, europe, 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, disturbing ...
Plot: revenge, rape, rape and revenge, survival, terror, hunter, trapped, friendship, regret, sex scene, tourist, girlfriend ...
Place: eastern europe
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Caliphate (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: National Security agent Fatima receives a tip that a terrorist attack against Sweden is in the planning stage. Meanwhile Sulle, a teenage girl in Stockholm, gets interested in her student assistent who opens doors to a new and fascinating world - ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, exciting, tense, dramatic ...
Plot: isis, hijab, terrorist, terrorism, suicide bomber, islamic terrorism, islam, muslim, rape, police, intelligence agency, female protagonist ...
Place: syria, middle east, sweden, eastern europe
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Sunshine (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Canada, Hungary, France, UK, USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his ...
Style: erotic, sexy, emotional, dramatic, political ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, anti semitism, world war two, nazi, sex scene, society, political unrest, family life, siblings relations, politics, public humiliation ...
Time: 19th century, 1940s, 20th century, 90s, 50s ...
Place: hungary, eastern europe, israel, serbia, 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: suspense, tense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, life is a bitch, survival, adventure, russian soldier, catastrophe, soldier, death, border, society, friendship, distopia ...
Time: future
Place: eastern europe
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The Master Plan (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Charles Ingvar Jönsson gathers three criminals to take vengeance upon the people who killed his uncle.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: caper, heist, gang of thieves, revenge, plan gone wrong, master criminal, group of criminals, strategy, thief, society, heist gone wrong, partners ...
Time: 21st century
Place: eastern europe
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Attila (2013)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When American soldiers inadvertently steal Attila the Hun's secret riches, the wrath of the barbarian is awakened; the mummified warrior will stop at nothing to kill the intruders.
Style: psychotronic, captivating, disturbing, rough, suspense ...
Plot: monster, supernatural, murder, military, superhero, chase, mummy, american soldier, soldier, underground, military base, fictional war ...
Time: 21st century
Place: eastern europe
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Root of Darkness (2016)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Sweden
Duration: 65 min.
Story: When out on vacaion, history buff Erland finds remains of an ancient evil which he soon has to fight.
Style: suspense, scary, psychotronic, bleak
Plot: knight, monster, cabin in the woods, married couple, forest, supernatural power, artifact, cursed object, death, evil, cursed, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: eastern europe, sweden
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Sea Without Shore (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A rhythmically captivating exploration of love and loss at the fin-de-siècle. An amorous relationship between two women abruptly cut short. Dissolving under the impact of the loss of her soul mate, the surviving lover is drawn into the depths of ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy
Plot: lesbian, tragic love, dealing with death, gender, gays and lesbians, poetry, dancing, lesbianism, lgbtq, psychological drama
Time: 19th century
Place: eastern europe, sweden
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Girls Lost (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Kim, Bella and Momo are three fourteen-year-old girls who discover a fantastic flower with magic qualities: by drinking its nectar they are transformed into boys and they enter a new world. At first they enjoy their newly found freedom, but soon ...
Style: psychological, ambiguous ending, suspense, disturbing, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, lgbt, desire for fame, transsexual, running away from home, lgbtq, youth, love triangle, school, friendship, friendship between boys, marijuana ...
Place: eastern europe
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Marianne (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The life of Krister has become an unending nightmare, ever since his wife's death. There seems to be no respite for this man, tormented by the errors of his past and held prisoner by a grim daily existence.
Style: suspense, psychological, scary, captivating
Plot: family tragedy, revenge, small town, hallucination, guilt, psychosis, panic attack, broken family, social realism, body horror, chase, mental illness ...
Place: eastern europe
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Mara (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In the dark woods of Sweden, five young people are all alone in an old isolated summer cottage. What should have been a nice relaxing weekend soon becomes a living nightmare, as the party is haunted by something evil from the past.
Style: slasher, suspense, bleak, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: model, ghost, supernatural power, mysterious disappearance, party, interrogation, friends, interrogation room, country house, riddles and clues, serial killer, super strength ...
Place: eastern europe
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The Break-In (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A married couple have dinner and discuss their future, they go to bed but soon they realize that someone is in the house. The crisis that follows this incident brings the couple closer together, but brings the relationship to a clash when reality ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: burglar, relationships, husband wife relationship, marital crisis, criminal heroes, plan gone wrong, society, hacking, crimes, heist gone wrong, romance, hostage ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Automatic at Sea (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia, USA, Denmark
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On a whim, Eve, a young Swedish traveler, accepts an invitation from Peter to vacation on his family's private island off the coast of New England. As a series of unexpected delays prevent other guests from arriving, Eve discovers that she has ...
Style: light, unusual plot structure, suspense, contemplative
Plot: female friendship, female protagonist, young woman, ambiguity, male female relationship, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), surrealism, dog, moon, swedish, boat ...
Place: eastern europe
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6A (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 61 min.
Story: As if immersed in the situation, the viewer witnesses a distressing encounter between angry parents, a helpless teacher and three schoolgirls. It soon becomes clear that certain things are going wrong in their class. There have been complaints of ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, captivating ...
Plot: school teacher, teenager, school, bullying, teacher, parents, mistrust, doubt, crisis, friendship, society, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: eastern europe, sweden
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All About My Bush (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Allt om min buske är en sexkomedi i trädgårdsmiljö om oväntade kärleksförbindelser och avgrundsdjup svartsjuka. Det vackra och välbärgade paret Nils och Karin flyttar in med sin dotter Barbro i det exklusiva villaområdet. I huset intill ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexy, realistic, sexual
Plot: family relations, couples, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, suburban life, suburbs, sexual relations, lesbian sex, female nudity, male nudity, male objectification ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: eastern europe, sweden
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Colorado Avenue (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the early 1900s, emigrant Hanna returns from Colorado to Finland. In America she was known as Dollar-Hanna, but in Finland she has to endure the Civil War and live through the prohibition. Hanna's independent spirit will guide her.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, family saga ...
Plot: family relations, single parent, love and romance, society, hopes, getting home, mother daughter relationship, generation gap, old love, independent woman, civil war, death of husband ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: eastern europe, finland, colorado
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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: captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, tense
Plot: bank robber, bank, bank robbery, storage unit, money, hostage, twists and turns, heist, police, ambulance, gas mask, water ...
Time: 70s
Place: eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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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, sexy, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids, family outing, date night ...
Plot: opposites attract, nanny, female protagonist, dictatorship, culture clash, romance, dictator, family, fish out of water, love and romance, single parent, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, eastern 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, disturbing, clever
Plot: bosnian war, human rights, genocide, anarchist, suicide, muslim, newspaper, basketball, village, ogre, satire, underground ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: eastern europe, europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, bosnia ...
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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: captivating, tense, exciting, humorous, political ...
Plot: gypsy, slavery, racism, slave, prejudice, escape, track down, crimes, society, social injustice, horseman, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: romania, eastern europe
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King of Thieves (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Germany, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two amateur circus kids from a poor Ukrainian village, ten-year-old Barbu and his older sister Mimma, are sold to a circus artist called Caruso who promises them a career in the West.
Style: disturbing, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: child prostitution, youth, circus, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, kidnapping, crimes, dishonesty, hopes, siblings relations, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: eastern europe, berlin germany, ukraine, europe, germany
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Interrogation (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Stalinist Poland, cabaret singer Tonia decides to spend the evening drinking with a group of friends. The next morning, she awakes to find that, for reasons unknown to her, she has been jailed as a political prisoner. As prison officials ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, interrogation, humiliation, hopelessness, communism, forced confession, prison life, injustice, dishonesty, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: post world war two, 80s
Place: poland, eastern europe, europe, central europe
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