Movies and TV shows set in sarajevo

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in sarajevo ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, emotional, bleak, melancholic and harsh films and TV shows about / with death, politics, society, female nudity, war, violence, brutality, friendship, suicide and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres shot in France, Germany, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sarajevo: Welcome to Sarajevo (1997), The Whistleblower (2010), In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011), Scent of Quinces (1982), Ulysses' Gaze (1995), Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981), Shot Through the Heart (1998), Sarajevo (2014), Fraulein (2006), Sweet Dreams (2016).

List of movies set in sarajevo

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: disturbing, realistic, emotional, rough, touching ...
Plot: adoption, civil war, journalism, anti war, orphanage, orphan, war, family relations, rescue, danger, bosnian war, journalist ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, vietnam, europe, former yugoslavia ...
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The Whistleblower (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the experiences of Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) who discovers a deadly sex trafficking ring while serving as a U.N. peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Risking her own life to save the lives of others, she uncovers an ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, intellectual, factual, heartbreaking ...
Plot: sex trafficking, investigation, conspiracy, cover up, whistleblower, teenage prostitute, rape, politics, uncover truth, dishonesty, teenage prostitution, un ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: bosnia, sarajevo, usa, europe, nebraska ...
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In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.
Style: emotional, gloomy, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: violence, bosnian war, muslim, forbidden love, couples, war, love and romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, love affair, romance, wartime life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: sarajevo, bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
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Scent of Quinces (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thanks to his friendliness towards Nazis, Sarajevo businessman gets more and more rich during WW2. However, his infatuation towards the Jewish girl causes his downfall.
Plot: jewish girl, rain, singing, funeral, female nudity, postman, german, river, blood, world war two, drinking, fear ...
Place: sarajevo, yugoslavia, bosnia
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Ulysses' Gaze (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Greece, France, Italy, Germany, UK, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Romania, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 176 min.
Story: "A," a Greek filmmaker living in exile in the United States, returns to his native Ptolemas to attend a special screening of one of his extremely controversial films. But A's real interest lies elsewhere--the mythical reels of the ...
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, bleak, serious ...
Plot: greek, obsessive quest, state affairs, life is a bitch, siblings relations, showbiz, human nature, introspection, emperor, filmmaking, politics, on the road ...
Place: sarajevo, greece, former yugoslavia, europe, bucharest ...
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Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man grows up in Sarajevo in the 1960s, under the shadow of his good, but ailing father, and gets attracted by the world of small-time criminals.
Style: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, terminal illness, hypnosis, pimp, love and romance, criminal heroes, hopes, teenage life, romance, fall in love, society, culture clash ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: sarajevo, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina
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Shot Through the Heart (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The horrors of war are examined from the view points of lifelong friends (Linus Roache, Vincent Perez), who end up on opposing sides in the civil war in Sarajevo. One is an expert marksman, who trains the snipers used to terrify the city and the ...
Style: biting, realistic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: bosnian war, sniper, train, politics, state affairs, siblings relations, against humanity, war, battles, betrayal, society, anti war ...
Place: sarajevo, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
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Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Austria, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Balkan war.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: post war, support group, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, parents and children, depression, family relations, single parent, parent child relationship, child abuse, single mother, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia, sarajevo, europe
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 6.8
 1K
Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Austria, Czech Republic
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The events in Sarajevo in June 1914 are the backdrop for a thriller directed by Andreas Prochaska and written by Martin Ambrosch, focusing on the examining magistrate Dr. Leo Pfeffer (Florian Teichtmeister) investigating the assassination of ...
Plot: reenactment, uniform, shot to death, summertime, year 1914, woman shot, assassination
Time: 1910s
Place: germany, serbia, sarajevo
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 6.7
 847
Fraulein (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ruža left Serbia, her country, over 30 years ago and lives in Zurich. Her daily life is a string of repetitive moments until, one day, Ana arrives on the scene and upsets Ruža's painstakingly organized world. A subtle friendship develops ...
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: society, longing, gender, feminism, job seeking, best friends, self discovery, friends, folk, immigrants, friendship, female friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia, switzerland, europe, sarajevo
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 6.5
 1K
Sweet Dreams (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Turin, 1969. Nine-year-old Massimo’s idyllic childhood is shattered by the mysterious death of his mother. The young boy refuses to accept this brutal loss, even if the priest says she is now in Heaven. Years later in the 90s, adult Massimo has ...
Plot: funeral, cigarette smoking, singing, newspaper, journalist, 9 year old, new year, looking at self in mirror, twist the dance, fashion show, panic attack, soccer ball ...
Time: 1960s, 1990s
Place: sarajevo
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Walter Defends Sarajevo (1972)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Valter brani Sarajevo (English: Walter Defends Sarajevo, German: Walter verteidigt Sarajewo) is a Yugoslav partisan drama film that takes place during World War. Walter Defends Sarajevo takes place in Sarajevo, Bosnia against the German withdrawal ...
Plot: mission, army, tank, commando, fight, mountain, car, trap, church, world war two, secret base, fuel ...
Place: sarajevo
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The Saddest Music in the World (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Depression-era Winnipeg, a legless beer baroness hosts a contest for the saddest music in the world, offering a grand prize of $25,000. Contestants flock in from around the globe. Representing America is Chester Kent, a theatre producer who ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, emotional, talky, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, jazz, family problems, tragic hero, couple relations, rivalry, love triangle, ambition, business venture, musician's life, siblings relations, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: canada, alaska, india, germany, scotland ...
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For Ever Mozart (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: For Ever Mozart is an episodic film that follows a theater troupe from France attempting to put on a play in Sarajevo. Along their journey they are captured and held in a POW camp, and they call for help from their friends and relations in France. ...
Style: realistic, serious, avant garde
Plot: politics, filmmaking, anti war, war, artists and showbiz, battles, snow, rehearsal, camera, school, kiss, book ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, bosnia, former yugoslavia, paris france ...
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The Zookeeper (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jonah Ludovic (Sam Neill) is a custodian at a small municipal zoo. After a night of heavy shelling Ludovic arrives at his job to find the staff abandoning the zoo. He joins a skeleton crew that includes an elderly guard and a veterinarian (Om ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: politics, wartime life, state affairs, heroes, chaos and mayhem, war, life is a bitch, animal life, political unrest, ethnic, totalitarianism, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sarajevo, bosnia herzegovina
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 7.5
 12K
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: epic, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: anti semitism, holocaust, fascism, politics, society, siblings relations, family life, political unrest, dictatorship, generation gap, fencing, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, twentieth century ...
Place: hungary, serbia, europe, budapest hungary, israel ...
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The Perfect Circle (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An alcoholic Bosnian poet sends his wife and daughter away from Sarajevo so they can avoid the troubles there. However, he is soon descended upon by a pair of orphaned brothers. The brothers have escaped a massacre in their own village and have come ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious, emotional
Plot: survival, anti war, hanging, bosnian war, family relations, wounded animal, siege, war crime, wartime life, war, escapades, atrocity ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia, sarajevo, bosnia herzegovina
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 5.9
 52K
The Peacemaker (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When a train carrying atomic warheads mysteriously crashes in the former Soviet Union, a nuclear specialist discovers the accident is really part of a plot to cover up the theft of the weapons. Assigned to help her recover the missing bombs is a ...
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: helicopter, terrorism, race against time, sniper, bridge, train crash, train, nuclear, special agents, deadly, smuggling, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, russia, manhattan new york city, bosnia herzegovina ...
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 6.9
 3K
Our Music (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jean-Luc Godard's poetic meditation on war, violence and defeat. The film is structured in three parts. The three segments are "Hell", "Purgatory", and "Heaven". The first segment is a montage of war images from ...
Style: gloomy, clever, atmospheric, serious, meditative ...
Plot: politics, marines, human nature, society, anti war, weekend, poetry, movie business, bosnian war, purgatory, hell, embassy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: former yugoslavia, bosnia, europe, sarajevo, israel ...
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 7.7
 3K
Metastases (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Eliciting images of cancer, this drama explores the illnesses that plague modern Croatia. Four young junkies in Zagreb maturing in the wake of war reflect the petty hatreds, violence, prejudices and mood hanging over the country like a disease that ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: bar, village life, friends, drug dealing, drug abuse, troublemaker, immigrants, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, alcohol abuse, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, former yugoslavia, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina, sarajevo
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The Fall of the Empire (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 520 min.
Story: The Fall of the Great Russian Empire is the main storyline of this 10 episode mini series, however, every episode has a separate detective story of its own.
Plot: russian empire, russian revolution, russian history, world war one, revenge, train, prison, spy
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: sarajevo
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 7.4
 26K
Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, intense, emotional ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lust, infidelity, sexual relations, bus, adultery, obsession, love triangle, desire, haunted by the past, danger, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, sarajevo, barcelona spain ...
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Breaking and Entering (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in a blighted, inner-city neighbourhood of London, Breaking and Entering examines an affair which unfolds between a successful British landscape architect and Amira, a Bosnian woman – the mother of a troubled teen son – who was widowed by ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, sincere, psychological, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: architect, robbery, infidelity, blackmail, society, immigrants, social differences, human nature, working class, single parent, marital problem, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, bosnia, sarajevo
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 6.5
 25K
Beyond Borders (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in ...
Style: touching, captivating, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: charity, starvation, surgery, negotiation, desert, cia, pianist, landmine, love affair, romance, obsessive quest, war ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1993, 20th century, year 1989 ...
Place: africa, england, ethiopia, cambodia, chechnya ...
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Where the Heart Is (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: From the director of Marius et Jeannette, this story of two working-class families is a fable with an optimist streak. A young black man, Francois, is wrongly accused of rape by a racist policeman. The story is told in voiceover by his childhood ...
Plot: blue collar, interracial, friend, friendship, drinking, flashback, bible, adopted son, teenage pregnancy, pregnancy, tongue in cheek, male nudity ...
Place: sarajevo, marseille
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71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 71 scenes revolving around multiple Viennese residents who are by chance involved with a senseless gun slaughter on Christmas Eve.
Style: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, sincere, tense ...
Plot: murder, teen suicide, crimes, social misfits, misfit, homeless, refugees, down on your luck, immigrants, breaking point, atrocity, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, lebanon, europe, bosnia, haiti ...
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 7.4
 15K
Twice Born (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Full-throttle melodrama about an ill-starred romance set against the backdrop of the siege of Sarajevo. A mother brings her teenage son to Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian conflict years ago.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: power of love, haunted by the past, parents and children, life is a bitch, single parent, hopes, family relations, redemption, suicide, italian soldier, dealing with death, pregnant from rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia, europe, sarajevo
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As If I Am Not There (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Sweden, Republic of 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: emotional, disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: life turned upside down, life is a bitch, wartime life, war, soldier, military, realism, bosnian war, motherhood, shooting, dehumanization, pregnant from rape ...
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, sweden, sarajevo
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 6.9
 1K
Storm (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Hannah Maynard, a prosecutor of Hague's Tribunal for war crimes in former Yugoslavia, charges a Serbian commander for killing Bosniaks. However, her main witness might be lying, so the court sends a team to Bosnia to investigate
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom, testimony, genocide, dedicated lawyer, witnessing a crime, against humanity, rivalry, legal, courtroom drama, power relations, lawyers and clients, gain trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia, bosnia herzegovina, sarajevo, berlin germany
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