Czech history movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant czech history movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out based on true events, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious and disturbing films and TV shows about / with czech history, european history, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, world war two, train, train station, czech german relations, hiding place and barefoot male plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Czechoslovakia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as czech history: A Prominent Patient (2016), Maria Theresia (2017), Burning Bush (2013), Operation: Daybreak (1975), Havel (2020), Shadow of the Deceased (2005), Medieval (2021), May the Lord Be with Us (2018), Darkness (2009), Dukla 61 (2018).

List of czech history movies

A Prominent Patient (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It is 1939. Flamboyant Czech diplomat Jan Masaryk has fled to America to escape his recent past. Germany has invaded Czechoslovakia and Masaryk is now a man with no nation. In America he tries to forget the personal and political betrayal he and his ...
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, disturbing
Plot: czech history, politician, diplomat, politics, diplomacy, nazi germany, psychiatrist, european history, life is a bitch, british man, abroad, czech german relations ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939, year 1937, year 1938, pre world war two
Place: prague, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, central europe
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Maria Theresia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: The young Maria Theresia sees her life clearly in front of her: she will marry Franz Stephan of Lorraine and start a family of many with him. Even if Franz Stephan is not quite sure of his luck and her father, Emperor Charles VI, and his powerful ...
Style: psychological, captivating, contemplative, based on true events, visually appealing
Plot: female protagonist, strong female lead, female politician, motherhood, political leader, high society, czech history, aristocrat, noblewoman, european history, strong female character, empress ...
Place: central europe
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Burning Bush (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 231 min.
TV show
Story: Burning Bush is a three-part mini-series created for HBO by world-renowned Polish director Agnieszka Holland. Based on real characters and events, this haunting drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set ...
Style: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: rebellion, lawyer, european history, suicide, student, journalism, revolution, protest, rebelliousness, self sacrifice, russian, communism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: czechoslovakia, europe, czech republic, central europe, prague ...
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Operation: Daybreak (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Czechoslovakia, 1942. Three brave Czech patriots risk everything to rid their country of its brutal Nazi leader, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, assassination, world war two, czech history, war, against humanity, military, state affairs, espionage, anti heroes, politics, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1941, year 1942, quarry
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, prague czechoslovakia, central europe ...
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Havel (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It's the summer of '68 and the young Czech playwright Vaclav Havel is enjoying the heady atmosphere of new- found freedom as the iron grip of Soviet repression gradually loosens throughout Central Europe. In Havel's Prague, politics ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: communism, european history, playwright, activism, czech history, political activist, political activism, writers, activist, repression, politician, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: central europe
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Shadow of the Deceased (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The nurse Helga meets Baltic nobleman Arno when he's wounded in the Russo-Finnish war. They have a short but passionate affair before Arno is called back to the front and dies. Helga has a daughter, Dorli, as a result of the affair and they ...
Plot: political prisoner, female protagonist, communist, suicide by gunshot, exhumation, nun, world war two, death of father, shoah, sanitarium, revenge killing, czech history ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 1940s
Place: africa
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Medieval (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Story: The story of 14th century Czech icon and warlord Jan Zizka who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire.
Style: based on true events
Plot: czech history, european history, commander
Time: 14th century, 15th century
Place: central europe
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May the Lord Be with Us (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Austria, Germany
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The Defenestration of Prague, which took place on May 23, 1618, was the decisive historical moment that unleashed the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) between several Catholic and Protestant states and changed the course of European history forever.
Plot: catholicism, historical event, czech history, european history, nobleman, politician, defenestration, aristocrat, politics
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, prague, central europe
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Darkness (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man leaves his busy city life for the peace of the country home where he spent his early childhood. His new life is soon disturbed by strange events.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: haunted by the past, reunion, countryside, race against time, homecoming, secret past, childhood trauma, old dark house, secret, hallucination, painting, changing the past or future ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, 2000s
Place: central europe
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Dukla 61 (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: Drama about the family of an elite miner set against the backdrop of the biggest mining disaster of the second half of the 20th century, which left 108 men dead.
Style: based on true events
Plot: husband wife relationship, mine, czech history, father son relationship, catastrophe, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, miner, death, family relations
Time: 1960s, year 1961, 60s
Place: central europe
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Milada (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of communist show-trial victim Milada Horáková. Horáková was one of the first victims of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. She opposed the communist coup in 1948 but did not leave the country. She was arrested and tried for ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, touching, captivating ...
Plot: politics, trial, jail, husband wife relationship, strong female character, prisoner, lawyer, strong female lead, female protagonist, european history, courtroom, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, central europe
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Jan Hus (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The life of Czech pre-Reformation priest Jan Hus, who inspired the Protestant Reformation.
Plot: period piece, council, martyr, czech history, priest
Time: 1400s, 15th century
Place: central europe
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The Last One Will Go to Hell (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A historical film that takes place on the eve of the thirty year war combines aspects of fairy-tales with historical dramas, fencing with a child heroes who find themselves in great dangers. We are in the year 1611 and mercenaries that had ...
Style: road movie, psychotronic
Plot: hidden money, horse, stolen money, bottle, jail, barking dog, accidental death, arrest, greed, girl man relationship, killing a dog, money ...
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The Night Overtakes Me (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A communist journalist from Prague is sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp.
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, prisoner, school teacher, group shower, strong female lead, clown, sewing machine, bully, execution, fascist, pregnancy ...
Time: 1930s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, czechoslovakia, central europe, prague
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The Assassination (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The assassination of Heydrich in Prague during WWII.
Plot: assassination, mirror, friendship between men, plan gone wrong, trap, hiding, machine gun, secret mission, betrayal, shot to death, hiding place, submachine gun ...
Time: year 1942, year 1941, 1940s
Place: prague, berlin germany, central europe, czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia
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Riders in the Sky (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This movie is realistic and even crude, and maybe that is the reason, why it's so impressive. Instead of romantic (nearly melodramatic) scenes, incorporated to the Sverak's "Tmavomodry svet" (Dark Blue World) it offers stories ...
Plot: pilot, dog, european history, british history, suicide by hanging, friendship between men, truck, jockey, friend, airplane, sea, air raid ...
Place: czechoslovakia, england
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The Hussites (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 85 min.
Story: What if the events in a key era in our history were actually completely different than what our history textbooks try to tell us? What if Master Jan Hus didn't even get warm in Constance, let alone burn up? What if Jan Zizka had more than one ...
Style: light, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: king, kidnapping, nobleman, intrigue, parody, burning, pub, chess, campfire, czech history
Time: middle ages
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Concert at the End of Summer (1980)
Genre: Biography
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A docudrama about four weeks in the life of famous Czech composer Antonin Dvorak. The drama - filled with many of Dvorak's compositions - begins when the composer suddenly decides to cut a concert in London and return home. While on the train, ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, european history, musician, composer, czech history
Place: central europe
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A Night at Karlstein (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Na hrad Karlštejn nesmí žádná žena! Přesto se zamilované Daniele Kolářové a neméně zamilované Janě Brejchové podaří přes přísný královský zákaz strávit na hradě jednu noc v přestrojení.
Plot: cross dressing, double standard, queen, mistaken identity, missing person, noblewoman, czech history, incognito, gender issues, disguise, female protagonist, european history ...
Time: 14th century
Place: central europe
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Zlo?in v Poln? (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
TV show
Story: An exciting drama from a detective history. In 1899 a dead girl - seamstress Anežka Hrůzová - was found between the village of Věžnička and the town of Polná. She was 19 and she had a cutting wound on the throat. There was no sexual violence ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, realistic, suspense, serious
Plot: murder, murder investigation, false accusation, courtroom drama, trial, conspiracy theory, true crime, murder suspect, husband wife relationship, judge, lawyer, small town ...
Time: 1910s
Place: czech republic, central europe
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In Silence (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Slovak musicologist Agata Schindlerová, now settled in Dresden, has spent years mapping out the forgotten destinies of Jewish musicians whose lives were irrevocably marked by the advance of nazism. Scenes from the lives of several of them are ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: ballerina, composer, dancer, jazz musician, world war two, ballet, jazz, pianist, czech history, train conductor, jewish, european history ...
Time: 1930s
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Tender Waves (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The congenial Vojta is bashful and his family is batty. His short-tempered father, who once failed to swim the English Channel, wants him to be a competing swimmer and his loving mother, a former child ice revue star, sees a talented pianist in her ...
Style: light, captivating, humorous, visually appealing
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: love, female objectification, family, teenager, redhead, sexual awakening, fall in love, swimming, absent mother, male virgin, underage smoking, communism ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
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3 Seasons in Hell (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A 19 year old nonconformist poet living in 1947 Czechoslovakia is blind to the Communist behemoth looking over him, and instead lives a bohemian life with sexually liberated girls.
Style: intellectual, psychological, captivating, unusual plot structure, contemplative ...
Plot: writers, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, employer employee relationship, student, teenage boy, communism, male objectification, friendship between men, false name, artist, typewriter, youth ...
Time: year 1947, 1940s, year 1948, year 1949
Place: prague, central europe, prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic
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Operation Silver A (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Based on actual events. Late 1941, Group Silver A are dropped into occupied Czechoslovakia on an SOE mission to set up a Radio communications centre for the resistance, and contact a German Army officer whom is forwarding information to the British.
Style: compassionate, suspenseful, sentimental, disturbing, suspense
Plot: conspiracy, world war two, fight, german occupation, agent, police officer, beating, torture, husband wife relationship, traitor, mass murder, secret mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1942
Place: prague czech republic, central europe, czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia, prague
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Rebels (2001)
Genre: Musical, Comedy, Romance
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Musical retromovie from the 60's in Czech republic. Story about star-crossed lovers - student Tereza and a boy who deserted from the army.
Plot: prison, czech history, friendship between men, hiding place, fantasizing, pastiche, teenage girl, school, party, emigration, graduation, deserter ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: central europe, czechoslovakia
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Zahradnictv?: Rodinn? p??tel (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Melodrama set in Czech Republic during the Germain occupation.
Style: suspenseful, romantic, romanticism, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, world war two, love triangle, secret, sister sister relationship, friendship between men, hallucination, christmas eve, baby, father daughter relationship, death, blood ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1939, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, czech republic, czechoslovakia, central europe
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Code name 'Holec' (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Austria, Czech Republic
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young director Honza David (Krystof Hádek) films the Russian invasion in in Prague in August 1968. With Eva (Vica Kerekes) - the love of his life - he tries to get out of the country. He wants to bring the explosive material to Vienna, to the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, based on true events
Plot: secret mission, spy, actress, blackmail, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, double agent, male nudity, female nudity, pubic hair, aspiring actress, telephone call ...
Time: year 1968, 1960s, 60s
Place: vienna, prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, prague, czechoslovakia ...
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The Red Captain (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Three years after the fall of the Berlin Wall; six months before the split of Czechoslovakia. Despite all warnings, a young homicide detective sets on investigating a convoluted case that involves Catholic clerical elite and high-ranked agents of ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, suspense, political
Plot: investigation, police detective, political thriller, police officer, husband wife relationship, murder mystery, secret, fight, chase, violence, foot chase, evidence ...
Time: year 1992, 1990s, 90s
Place: central europe
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The Devil's Mistress (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A film about the black-and-white era actress Lída Baarová and her doomed love affair.
Style: captivating, touching, suspense, disturbing, based on true events
Plot: nazism, love triangle, ambition, selfishness, mistress, intrigue, husband wife relationship, actress, filmmaking, railway station, contemplating suicide, bathing ...
Time: year 2000, year 1938, year 1946, year 1937, year 1945 ...
Place: switzerland, czech republic, czechoslovakia, austria, germany ...
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Anthropoid (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich
Style: emotional, realistic, clever, factual, intense ...
Plot: nazi, third reich, ss, assassination, nazi occupation, world war two, brutality, german, betrayal, torture, friendship between men, suspicion ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1938
Place: germany, prague, prague czech republic, central europe, prague czechoslovakia ...
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