Movies and TV shows set in bucharest

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in bucharest ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful and melancholic films and TV shows about / with death, brutality, murder, blood, friendship, storytelling, dialogue, father son relationship, catastrophe and chase plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Action genres shot in Romania, France, USA and other countries.
bucharest
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bucharest movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as bucharest: Next Stop Paradise (1998), Fortunes of War (1987), The Happiest Girl in the World (2009), Betrayal (1993), Shadow Man (2006), 7 Seconds (2005), Captain America: Civil War (2016), A Very Unsettled Summer (2013), Toni Erdmann (2016), Blood and Chocolate (2007).

List of movies set in bucharest

Next Stop Paradise (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Romania, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The level of disinterest in personal affairs has become so cynical in Bucharest that people cheer even an inept army and police manhunt. Meanwhile, Mitu and Elena get to know each other in the course of a vodka drinking contest and discover that ...
Plot: drinking, police, love, chase, father son relationship, waitress, male nudity, pubic hair, helicopter, manhunt, army
Place: bucharest
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When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A director with two weeks left on his latest production fakes an ulcer to pursue a romance with his lead actress.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, clever, sincere ...
Plot: postmodernism, filmmaking, under the surface, artists and showbiz, manipulations, sexual relations, dishonesty, storytelling, eating, restaurant, shower, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bucharest, romania
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Fortunes of War (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 407 min.
Story: Fortunes of War is a 1987 BBC television adaptation of Olivia Manning's cycle of novels Fortunes of War. It stars Kenneth Branagh as Guy Pringle, lecturer in English Literature in Bucharest during the early part of the Second World War, and ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, unlikely couple, betrayal, war, lecturer, intrigue, opposites attract, military life, political intrigue, wartime life, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: africa, egypt, bucharest, europe, greece ...
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The Happiest Girl in the World (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Romania, France, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Delia, a young Romanian girl, comes to Bucharest with her parents to collect a prize she has won in a contest organized by a soft-drinks company. The prize is a beautiful new car. All Delia has to do now is appear in front of the camera in a ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: moral dilemma, parents and children, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, hopes, youth, family relations, coming of age, family life, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
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 7.4
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Betrayal (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Switzerland, Spain, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Plot: communism, artist, port, poetry, anti communist, democracy, death of friend, police inspector, release from prison, defection, friend, marriage ...
Time: 1960s, 1940s
Place: bucharest, paris france, romania
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 4.1
 3K
Shadow Man (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An intelligence operative discovers that no one is what they seem in the shadowy world of espionage.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, cia, espionage, kidnapping, government agency, hostages, adventure, master criminal, one man army, secret agents, race against time, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
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 4.8
 6K
7 Seconds (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When an experienced thief accidentally makes off with a Van Gogh, his partner is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting, forcing the criminal to hatch a rescue plan.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, chase, kidnapping, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, tough heroes, chases and races, dishonesty, rivalry, heist, daring rescue, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bucharest, romania
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Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, ...
Style: intense, exciting, comic, humorous, surprise ending ...
Plot: superhero, disagreement, revenge, brainwashing, ex soldier, costumed hero, female warrior, supernatural power, flying man, teamwork, teenage hero, escape ...
Time: 1990s, year 1991, 2010s
Place: bucharest, siberia, romania, vienna, africa ...
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A Very Unsettled Summer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, UK, Romania, Czech Republic
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man becomes lured into a fictional game his ex-girlfriend has initiated. Sexually ensnared by her, and now realizing the fragility of the border between the real and the imagined, he begins to unravel. He convinces himself that if he can only ...
Plot: living together, ex girlfriend, summer, voice recording, cheating, female nudity, british man, sex scene, unfaithful boyfriend
Place: bucharest, eastern europe
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 7.4
 36K
Toni Erdmann (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Monaco, Romania, France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Without warning a father comes to visit his daughter abroad. He believes that she lost her humor and therefore surprises her with a rampage of jokes.
Style: melancholic, art house, enigmatic, bleak, reflective ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, estranged daughter, birthday party, dentures, male masturbation, death of mother, party, german abroad, painted face, family, joke, death ...
Time: 2010s
Place: romania, bucharest, bulgaria, germany
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Blood and Chocolate (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Romania
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young teenage werewolf is torn between honoring her family's secret and her love for a man.
Style: atmospheric, serious, scary, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, unlikely couple, chocolate, forbidden love, romance, drugs/alcohol, deadly creature, supernatural, supernatural ability, interspecies romance, animal horror, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania, bucharest, paris france, colorado ...
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Look Ahead with Anger (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After the revolution of December 1989, Romania is in full transition. Incertainty and chaos have followed Ceausescu's downfall. Fane, a worker in a wharf on the river Danube, is a former dissident who was in involved in politically motivated ...
Plot: communism, friend, bar, friendship, father son relationship, economics, teenage girl, prostitute, prison, fired from the job, father daughter relationship, street gang ...
Place: romania, bucharest
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Manhunt: Escape to the Carpathians (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A breathless criminal hunt, which leads into the remote mountain world of Romania, with the portrait of a foreign country, which has remained standing in time. Hanna Landauer and Sven Schröder are part of a special unit of the LKA, which traps ...
Plot: police, romanian, international, german, female nudity
Place: romania, uruguay, bucharest, germany
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Those Who Pay with Their Lives (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Romania
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An uncompromising journalist obsessed with the idea of absolute justice ends up committing suicide after reading his father's biography.
Plot: unrequited love, publisher, poet, intrigue, ex soldier, newspaper, love, wealth, expose, politician, journalist
Time: post world war one
Place: bucharest
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Brigade Miscellaneous on Alert (1971)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The adventures of three Romanian inept petty criminals during the 1970s.
Plot: gang, thief, police, prison, prostitute, painting, case, petty criminal, police dog
Place: bucharest, romania
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Confessions of Love (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Love story of 2 high school students with different social standards, Ioana and Alexandru. They are to form a couple with all the social and familial obstacles encountered.
Plot: sea, high school student, brother sister relationship, high school, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teacher, communism, high school basketball, high school dance, star crossed lovers, high school friends, true love
Place: bucharest, romania
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The Crazy Stranger (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man is looking for a singer he had heard on cassette. He finds much more.
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: gypsy, friendship, village, self discovery, on the road, couple relations, parents and children, dealing with death, obsessive quest, village life, love and romance, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, france, bucharest, paris france ...
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 6.6
 398
Two Deaths (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.
Style: talky, emotional, serious, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: revolution, master and servant, romance, couple relations, friendship, war, infidelity, tragic love, obsession, vengeance, political unrest, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, eastern europe, bucharest, rio de janeiro ...
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 6.9
 3K
Love Sick (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Love. It just happens. No rules. It may look sick, but it's deep and it hurts. For everyone, Alex and Kiki are just good friends. They happen to be two girls experiencing another kind of love. For their family, Kiki and Sandu are sister and ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: incest, fall in love, university, gays and lesbians, romance, opposites attract, friendship, student life, gender, friends, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, campus, bucharest
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Born to Raise Hell (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hard core Interpol Agent is assigned to an Eastern European task force to target gun trafficking and dope running throughout the Balkans. While investigating a Russian gun dealer, his team is caught in a bloody street war between a Gypsy gang and ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, drugs/alcohol, tough law enforcer, vengeance, tough heroes, danger, law enforcement, rivalry, gang, gangsters, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, eastern europe, bucharest
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Youth Without Youth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, Romania, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in Europe before WWII, professor of language and philosophy Dominic Matei is struck by lightning and ages backwards from 70 to 40 in a week, attracting the world and the Nazis. While on the run, the professor ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, philosophical ...
Plot: aging, elderly, hospital, doctor, lightning, identity, fountain of youth, suicidal, amnesia, supernatural ability, miraculous event, partnership ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: romania, india, asia, europe, nepal ...
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: greek, politics, on the road, political unrest, war, state affairs, obsessive quest, human nature, introspection, siblings relations, showbiz, filmmaking ...
Place: sarajevo, europe, former yugoslavia, greece, bucharest ...
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An Unforgettable Summer (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In 1925 Romania, young Marie-Therese Von Debretsy refuses the flirtatious advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to a brutally bleak and dangerous outpost on the Bulgarian/Romanian ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, road movie, talky ...
Plot: soldier, politics, military, war, redemption, anti war, basic training, military life, political unrest, wartime life, injustice, battles ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: bucharest, japan, tokyo, rio de janeiro
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The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Mr. Lazarescu (Ion Fiscuteanu) is a retired Romanian engineer, spending his time in the company of his cats and booze. When he starts feeling unusually ill, he first seeks painkillers from his neighbors. It soon becomes apparent that Lazarescu is ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, ambulance, undressing, alcohol, paramedic, friendship, paralysis, surgery, nurse, neighbor, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania, bucharest, canada, tokyo
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 5.8
 9K
The Keep (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Nazis take over an ancient fortress that contains a mysterious entity that wreaks havoc and death upon them.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demon, village, ss, supernatural, danger, escapades, palaces castles and temples, heroes, war, prison, mysterious character, soldier ...
Time: year 1941, 80s
Place: germany, berlin germany, greece, black sea, bucharest ...
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Gargoyle's Revenge (2004)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Romania, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two CIA agents are sent to Bucharest, Romania to solve a high profile kidnapping. But what they discover is something inexplicable. An evil gargoyle, once thought dead and banished forever, has returned with a vengeance.
Style: gothic, serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting
Plot: supernatural, kidnapping, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, gory, deadly creature, ancient mystery, danger, deadly, escapades, imaginary, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
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 8.5
 11K
Philanthropy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 21st century Bucharest to get out in the city on Saturday evening at the arm of a beautiful woman is a financial investment risky. Ovidiu, unassuming high school teacher, never could afford. Looking for a source of income to something more ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, dark humor
Plot: middle aged man, secretary, teachers and students, cons and scams, high school teacher, dishonesty, alcohol abuse, fall in love, love and romance, couples, make believe, pretense ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, eastern europe
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 5.6
 379
Break of Dawn (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of two ex-legionnaires in a mission of political assasination in Romania. A candid portrayal of the human side of assassins.
Style: suspense
Plot: gun, prisoner, politician, friend, chase, money, friendship, car chase, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, revenge, murder ...
Place: bucharest
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Diplomatic Siege (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Steve Mitchell is clandestinely sent to the US embassy in Bucharest, Romania to disarm a nuclear bomb that has secretly remained in the building since the end of the Cold War, little does he know that other problems will soon erupt. He must ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, politics, government agency, hostages, one man army, secret agents, special agents, race against time, rescue, save the day, heroic mission, hijacking ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
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Captain Conan (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bulgaria near the end of World War I: Conan, warrior and wolf, leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat. Their motto: "We forgot to take prisoners, Captain." At war's end, the unit goes to Bucharest, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: friendship, murder, soldier, insubordination, war, military life, battles, crimes, heroes, military, society, friends ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, year 1919, post world war one
Place: romania, macedonia, europe, former yugoslavia, paris france ...
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