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, dramatic and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with death, politics, brutality, society, friendship, violence, war, female nudity, mentor 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), Scent of Quinces (1982), The Whistleblower (2010), Ulysses' Gaze (1995), Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981), Shot Through the Heart (1998), In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011), 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, rough, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, civil war, journalism, anti war, orphanage, war, family relations, rescue, danger, journalist, morality ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, vietnam, former yugoslavia, bosnia ...
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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, bakery, bread, rich man, traitor, tavern, bombing, air raid, world war two, dog, drinking, husband wife relationship ...
Place: sarajevo, yugoslavia, bosnia
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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, whistleblower, cover up, teenage prostitute, rape, politics, dishonesty, uncover truth, un, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: bosnia, sarajevo, nebraska, europe, usa ...
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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: bleak, serious, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: greek, introspection, human nature, battles, emperor, filmmaking, on the road, war, state affairs, life is a bitch, siblings relations, politics ...
Place: sarajevo, europe, greece, former yugoslavia, belgrade ...
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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: realistic, thought provoking, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: coming of age, hypnosis, terminal illness, pimp, love and romance, fall in love, hopes, romance, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, politics, youth ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
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: thought provoking, tense, rough, biting, realistic ...
Plot: sniper, train, bosnian war, society, battles, friends, genocide, war, against humanity, anti war, politics, betrayal ...
Place: sarajevo, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina
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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: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: violence, muslim, romance, love and romance, couples, love affair, forbidden love, wartime life, life is a bitch, war, couple relations, sibling relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: sarajevo, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, 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: captivating, psychological, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, single parent, youth, parents and children, uncover truth, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family relations, support group, haunted by the past, post war, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sarajevo, bosnia, 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: summertime, year 1914, uniform, shot to death, reenactment, assassination
Time: 1910s
Place: sarajevo, serbia, germany
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 6.8
 841
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: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friends, friendship, folk, immigrants, job seeking, self discovery, best friends, society, longing, gender, feminism, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, serbia, 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: forgiveness, 9 year old, new year, panic attack, church, classroom, gas, mirror, looking at self in mirror, techno music, suicide of mother, cancer ...
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: church, nazi, trap, mosque, world war two, machine gun, truck, partisan, gestapo, traitor, car, mountain ...
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: surreal, atmospheric, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, tragic hero, theater, business venture, love triangle, family relations, lifestyle, siblings relations, contests and competitions, jazz, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: canada, scotland, india, alaska, sarajevo ...
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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, anti war, war, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, battles, gun, suitcase, candle, chicken, sex, rain ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, bosnia, france, former yugoslavia, vietnam ...
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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: biting, realistic, serious, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: chaos and mayhem, state affairs, life is a bitch, wartime life, war, ethnic, fighting the system, animal life, political unrest, heroes, danger, totalitarianism ...
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, serious, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, fascism, politics, society, family life, political unrest, state affairs, siblings relations, dictatorship, generation gap, fencing ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, 1890s, 1900s ...
Place: hungary, serbia, europe, israel, berlin germany ...
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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, bleak, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: survival, anti war, hanging, danger, family in danger, isolation, siege, missing person, war, escapades, wartime life, war crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina, sarajevo
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 5.9
 51K
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, realistic, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: helicopter, terrorism, race against time, sniper, bridge, train crash, train, nuclear, state affairs, chases and races, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, russia, chechnya, sarajevo ...
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 7.0
 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, anti war, society, weekend, poetry, movie business, embassy, hell, purgatory, interview ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia, former yugoslavia, europe, sarajevo, israel ...
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 7.8
 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: realistic, serious
Plot: bar, life is a bitch, crimes, village life, troublemaker, friends, crime, immigrants, alcohol abuse, society, drug abuse, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, former yugoslavia, bosnia, sarajevo, bosnia herzegovina
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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 history, russian empire, russian revolution, world war one, spy, revenge, train, prison
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, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: lust, strong sexual content, infidelity, adultery, suicide, basketball, paraplegic, bus, prostitute, sexual relations, obsession, disability ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, barcelona spain, kindergarten ...
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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: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, psychological, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: architect, robbery, infidelity, blackmail, society, immigrants, working class, human nature, social differences, single parent, social decay, love affair ...
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, sincere, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: charity, negotiation, starvation, surgery, desert, cia, pianist, landmine, love affair, romance, obsessive quest, war ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1984, year 1995, 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: friend, interracial, teenage girl, male nudity, teenage boy, flash forward, teenage pregnancy, bible, adopted son, pregnancy, drinking, flashback ...
Place: marseille, sarajevo
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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: thought provoking, tense, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: murder, teen suicide, atrocity, urban, misfit, society, deadly, breaking point, homeless, immigrants, social misfits, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: lebanon, austria, europe, bosnia, haiti ...
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 7.4
 14K
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, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: power of love, family relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, dealing with death, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption, single parent, bombing, female nudity, bare breasts ...
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: realistic, serious, emotional, disturbing
Plot: soldier, military, realism, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, wartime life, war, bosnian war, football, captain, shooting, victim ...
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, sarajevo, sweden
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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, tense, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: genocide, testimony, courtroom, haunted by the past, lawyers and clients, power relations, legal, rivalry, dedicated lawyer, witnessing a crime, gain trust, against humanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia, bosnia herzegovina, berlin germany, sarajevo
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