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 serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful and melancholic films and TV shows about / with death, brutality, murder, storytelling, dialogue, friendship, father son relationship, chase, blood and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Action genres shot in Romania, France, USA and other countries.
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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), Look Ahead with Anger (1993), Those Who Pay with Their Lives (1989), Brigade Miscellaneous on Alert (1971), Confessions of Love (1985).

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: male female relationship, helicopter, manhunt, army, chase, drinking, father son relationship, love, police, pubic hair, male nudity, waitress
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: thought provoking, cynical, sincere, serious, clever ...
Plot: postmodernism, dishonesty, sexual relations, under the surface, artists and showbiz, manipulations, filmmaking, nude, shower, female nudity, director, smoking ...
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: serious, emotional, clever, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, life is a bitch, unlikely couple, gays and lesbians, military, couples, political intrigue, dishonesty, unfulfillment, war, state affairs, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, middle east, egypt, africa, 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: serious, sincere, atmospheric, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: moral dilemma, teenage life, family life, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family relations, youth, small town, coming of age, juice, advertising ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
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Betrayal (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Switzerland, Spain, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Plot: communism, artist, death of friend, male female relationship, defection, betrayal, exploitation, prison, journalist, democracy, release from prison, anti communist ...
Time: 1940s, 1960s
Place: bucharest, romania, paris france
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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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, espionage, cia, good versus evil, rivalry, crimes, chases and races, state affairs, hostages, confined, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
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 4.8
 7K
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, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, one man army, tough heroes, chases and races, criminal heroes, dishonesty, disorder, rivalry, crime gone awry, kidnapping, daring rescue, hostage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bucharest, romania
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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, vandalism, street gang, factory, unemployment, factory worker, labor strike, destruction of property, tragic event, teenage girl, fired from the job, father son relationship ...
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, female nudity, german, international, romanian
Place: romania, germany, bucharest, uruguay
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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: female nudity, unrequited love, intrigue, ex soldier, wealth, male female relationship, politician, expose, publisher, poet, peeping, 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: thief, gang, case, police, prostitute, prison, painting, petty criminal, police dog
Place: romania, bucharest
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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: communism, true love, high school student, teacher, sea, high school, brother sister relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school dance, high school friends, high school basketball, star crossed lovers
Place: romania, bucharest
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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: sex scene, british man, summer, unfaithful boyfriend, voice recording, female nudity, cheating, living together, ex girlfriend
Place: bucharest, eastern europe
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 7.4
 37K
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, death of mother, birthday party, male masturbation, dentures, painted face, german abroad, party, family, joke, death ...
Time: 2010s
Place: bucharest, bulgaria, germany, 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, sinister ...
Plot: superhero, disagreement, supernatural power, revenge, brainwashing, flying man, teenage hero, ex soldier, teamwork, costumed hero, death of father, escape ...
Time: 2010s, 1990s, year 1991
Place: eastern europe, cleveland ohio, siberia, russia, 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, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, village, gypsy, friends, village life, society, lifestyle, parents and children, dealing with death, on the road, obsessive quest, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, france, bucharest, paris france ...
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 6.6
 408
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: serious, emotional, realistic, talky, enigmatic ...
Plot: revolution, obsession, vengeance, society, rebelliousness, human nature, introspection, tragic love, wartime life, war, couple relations, soldier ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, eastern europe, 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: touching, sexual, gloomy, sincere, serious ...
Plot: incest, love triangle, friendship, university, leaving home, gender, lifestyle, experimenting, friends, romance, student life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, romania, 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: realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, law enforcement, gang, tough heroes, vengeance, drug dealing, rivalry, chases and races, drugs/alcohol, arms dealing, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, bucharest, eastern europe
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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: psychological, serious, atmospheric, gloomy, philosophical ...
Plot: elderly, aging, hospital, suicidal, identity, lightning, doctor, fountain of youth, mystery, romance, hopes, supernatural ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: romania, india, europe, asia, 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: thought provoking, captivating, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: greek, filmmaking, showbiz, introspection, human nature, battles, political unrest, obsessive quest, war, state affairs, siblings relations, life is a bitch ...
Place: sarajevo, former yugoslavia, europe, 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: military, soldier, politics, redemption, state affairs, wartime life, hopes, life is a bitch, war, battles, family life, basic training ...
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, gloomy, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, nurse, friendship, paralysis, neighbor, surgery, ambulance, undressing, paramedic, alcohol, doctors and patients, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest, canada, tokyo
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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, scary, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: village, demon, ss, supernatural, village life, war, mysterious character, escapades, heroes, danger, laser, prison ...
Time: year 1941, 80s
Place: germany, greece, berlin germany, black sea, bucharest ...
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Gargoyle's Revenge (2004)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, scary, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, supernatural, deadly, ancient mystery, gory, danger, escapades, special agents, deadly creature, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
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 8.5
 12K
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor
Plot: secretary, middle aged man, alcohol abuse, teachers and students, love and romance, cons and scams, pretense, impersonating, couples, fall in love, dishonesty, make believe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, eastern europe
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 5.6
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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: assassination, mercenary, assassin, terminal illness, french, funeral home, leukemia, death, chase, dying, car chase, friendship ...
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, save the day, special agents, crimes, hostages, confined, heroic mission, danger, escapades, state affairs, secret agents, chases and races ...
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: realistic, rough, serious
Plot: insubordination, soldier, friendship, murder, french army, war, friends, crimes, infantrymen, heroes, military life, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, post world war one, year 1919, year 1918
Place: romania, macedonia, europe, former yugoslavia, bulgaria ...
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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: suspenseful, serious, gothic, romantic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, unlikely couple, forbidden love, romance, fall in love, youth, supernatural, supernatural ability, deadly, love and romance, deadly creature, interspecies romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania, colorado, arc de triomphe paris, paris france ...
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