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 captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful and tense films and TV shows about / with czech history, european history, husband wife relationship, politics, world war two, communism, death, photograph, communist and female nudity plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in Czech Republic, USA, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as czech history: A Prominent Patient (2016), Operation: Daybreak (1975), Havel (2020), The Man with the Iron Heart (2017), Medieval (2022), Maria Theresa (2017), Jan Hus (2015), Burning Bush (2013), Dark Blue World (2001), May the Lord Be with Us (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: captivating, serious, disturbing, stylized
Plot: diplomat, czech history, diplomacy, psychiatrist, european history, nazi germany, life is a bitch, world war two, psychology, post war, betrayal, cocaine ...
Time: pre world war two, year 1938, year 1937, year 1939, 1930s
Place: prague, central europe
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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: serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, czech history, espionage, spy, nazi, nazi germany, holocaust, luftwaffe, wartime, soldier, assassination, double suicide ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: prague, europe, czech republic, england, czechoslovakia ...
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 6.3
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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: non-linear, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: playwright, czech history, lifestyle change, political activist, jail, friendship between men, fight, rivals, political activism, husband wife relationship, politics, interrogation ...
Time: 70s, 80s, year 1976, year 1989, year 1977 ...
Place: central europe, prague
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The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Thriller, War
Country: France, Belgium, UK, USA, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With the Third Reich is at his peak in 1942, the Czech resistance in London plans the most ambitious military operation of WWII – Anthropoid. Two young recruits are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader – Reinhardt ...
Style: bloody, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating
Plot: world war two, assassination, nazi, nazism, resistance, paratrooper, naval officer, european history, suicide, genocide, assassin, church ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1941, year 1929, year 1939
Place: prague, central europe, europe
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 5.9
 4K
Medieval (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
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: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, suspense, heroic ...
Plot: warrior, battles, murder, historical character, chase, medieval, swords and armor, commander, european history, czech history, religion, death ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century, 15th century
Place: central europe, prague
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 6.6
 561
Maria Theresa (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, visually appealing, contemplative
Plot: aristocrat, female politician, female protagonist, motherhood, empress, european history, czech history, strong female lead, high society, political leader, noblewoman, strong female character ...
Time: 18th century
Place: central europe
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 6.2
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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.
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, psychological
Plot: czech history, priest, martyr, religious faith, faith, protestant, society, life, leader, religion, religious, historical figure ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century
Place: central europe
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet ...
Style: sexy, erotic, philosophical, art house, romantic ...
Plot: sex, love, female nudity, infidelity, love triangle, waitress, voyeurism, adultery, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual promiscuity, menage a trois, romance ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, 20th century
Place: central europe, czechoslovakia, geneva switzerland, california, ussr ...
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 7.8
 2K
Burning Bush (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: lawyer, journalism, suicide, student, rebelliousness, self sacrifice, revolution, russian, protest, investigation, husband wife relationship, czech history ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, 20th century
Place: czech republic, europe, czechoslovakia, prague, central europe
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A Vote for the King of the Romans (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Story: Czech Television's epic historical film draws on the breathtaking dramatic life of the great of Czech history, King Charles IV.
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: king, knight, czech history, father son relationship, aristocrat, european history, royal family, historical character, royal court, family relations, kingdom, historical figure ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: central europe
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Dark Blue World (2001)
Genre: War, Drama, Action, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, Denmark, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lt. Franta Slama is a top pilot in the Czech Air Force who is assigned to train a promising young flier, Karel Vojtisek, and they soon become friends. When Nazi Germany invades Czechoslovakia in 1939, they both reject the authority of their new ...
Style: sentimental, intense, sincere, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: aviation, world war two, war, friendship, love triangle, aerial combat, culture clash, wartime life, battle zone, air battle, wartime, prison ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century, year 1950, year 1939
Place: england, tokyo, spain, germany, 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: european history, czech history, historical event, catholicism, politics, politician, aristocrat, nobleman, defenestration
Time: 17th century
Place: prague, central europe, europe
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Operacja Dunaj (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland, Czech Republic
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Operation Danube was the cover name for the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact armies in August 1968. The fleet of Polish tanks which arrive to liberate their neighbor, ostensibly threatened by a counter-revolution, includes the old tank ...
Plot: czech history, invasion, sex scene, army, drunkenness, friendship, tank, escape, pigeon, female nudity, desertion, small town ...
Time: 60s
Place: czechoslovakia
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 6.3
 1K
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, touching, tense, captivating
Plot: lawyer, european history, world war two, husband wife relationship, strong female character, prisoner, politics, jail, court, courtroom, mother daughter relationship, judge ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: prague, central europe
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The American Letters (2015)
Genre: Biography
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bio-pic about Czech composer Antonin Dvoraák at the height of his career. Dvorák learns that his love and lifelong muse is ill and must return to her side.
Plot: composer, love triangle, husband wife relationship, czech history, musician
Time: 1890s
Place: central europe
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And Give My Love to the Swallows (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This film, chronicling the last days of Czech resistance fighter Maruska Kuderikova (played by Magda Vasaryova), is based on her diaries. Though she was tortured and eventually executed by the Nazis, her diaries indicate that she was optimistic for ...
Style: erotic
Plot: world war two, interrogation, czech history, women's prison, countryside, female friendship, jail cell, flashback, strong female character, communist, jail, death sentence ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: czechoslovakia
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 7.2
 49K
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: factual, clever, emotional, realistic, social ...
Plot: nazi, world war two, conspiracy, assassination, nazi occupation, betrayal, torture, gestapo, third reich, friendship between men, suspicion, repression ...
Time: 1940s, year 1938, 1930s, year 1942
Place: prague, germany, berlin germany, israel, england ...
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The Butcher of Prague (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: With the Nazi takeover of Europe underway, the Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich arrives in Prague and his underlings begin enforcing his authority in the towns and villages across the occupied country. In Lidice, the film's main protagonist, ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious, bleak
Plot: nazi occupation, world war two, mass murder, holocaust, political repression, life is a bitch, heroic mission, wartime life, social relations, against humanity, war, genocide ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic, prague
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Kolya (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Czech Republic Director Jan Sverák tells in this Oscar winning film the story of the disillusioned Prague man named Cellisten Louka, who after a fictitious marriage with a Russian emigrant must suddenly take responsibility for her son. However ...
Style: feel good, touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: musician, communism, adoption, coming of age, friendship, single father, revolution, cellist, boy, culture clash, russian, language barrier ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: czech republic, prague, germany, poland, eastern europe ...
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The Confession (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia, knowing he's being watched and followed, is one day arrested and put into solitary confinement by his blackmailers.
Style: political, cynical, tense, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: mind game, politics, spy, communism, cold war, marxism, bureaucracy, lawyer, social outcast, totalitarian regime, prison, political prisoner ...
Time: year 1968, 20th century, year 1952, 50s, 60s ...
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic, central europe, ussr, prague
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Shadow of the Deceased (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 126 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: death of father, world war two, female protagonist, female nudity, sanitarium, czech history, revenge killing, german officer, convent, political prisoner, knight, war violence ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s
Place: africa
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That Trip We Took with Dad (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Romania, Hungary, Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Romania, 1968. Two very different brothers. Mihai is a secret police informant, Emil is a dedicated dissident. When they have the opportunity to have their ailing father’s eyes operated on in East Germany, the three set out on a moving odyssey.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: road trip, cold war, arrested, fight, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, family relations, death of father, politics, doctor, lifestyle change, life ...
Time: year 1968, 60s
Place: central europe
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 6.6
 27
The Marathon (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It is 5 May 1945 and the uprising against the hated German occupiers has broken out in Prague. The Czech guards open the gate of the Pankrác prison to allow the prisoners to escape en masse. Many of them are shot dead by the German guards but young ...
Style: tragicomedy
Plot: world war two, man in underwear, surrender, basement, gunfight, prison escape, revolutionary, airplane, trespassing, flea, czech german relations, blinded ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: prague
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Charlatan (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Ireland, Slovakia, Poland
Story: The breathtaking story of a man gifted with exceptional abilities set against the background of the events of the totalitarian fifties.
Plot: gay lead character, diagnosis, gay, healer, closeted homosexual, communism, closeted gay, czech history, arrested
Time: 50s
Place: central europe
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 4.7
 38
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: parody, suspenseful, semi serious, light, humorous
Plot: king, kidnapping, nobleman, intrigue, chess, czech history, pub, burning, campfire
Time: middle ages
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 6.3
 320
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, teen comedy
Plot: kama sutra, love, female objectification, family, teenager, swimming, redhead, sexual awakening, fall in love, revolution, demonstration, masturbation ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
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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
Plot: world war two, nazism, love triangle, ambition, husband wife relationship, actress, intrigue, mistress, selfishness, filmmaking, wartime life, cinema ...
Time: 1940s, year 1935, year 1934, 20th century, year 1937 ...
Place: berlin germany, central europe, prague, germany, czechoslovakia ...
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 6.8
 609
Lost in Munich (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sir "P" a 90 year old gray parrot, formerly living with Edouard Daladier, the French prime minister responsible for signing the Munich Treaty, comes to Prague to give his "account" of the past events. But can he do it, being just ...
Style: non-linear, humorous, sincere, captivating, touching ...
Plot: parrot, chase, world war two, journalist, czech german relations, friendship, bird, talking bird, ambulance, scandal, affair, actress ...
Time: year 1938, year 2008, 2000s
Place: prague, central europe
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 7.1
 2K
The Joke (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In the 1950s, Ludvik Jahn was expelled from the Communist Party and the University by his fellow students, because of a politically incorrect note he sent to his girlfriend. Fifteen years later, he tries to get his revenge by seducing Helena, the ...
Style: disturbing, experimental, emotional, rough, sincere ...
Plot: politics, communism, totalitarian regime, exile, communist party, hard labor, memory, restaurant, adultery, revenge, satire, distopia ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, year 1949
Place: eastern europe, prague, czech republic, central europe
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 6.9
 85
John Hus (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A faithful recounting of the ministry, trial and martyrdom of the fifteenth century Bohemian priest John Hus, who built on the reforms of John Wycliffe, taught the Bible in the vernacular and who influenced Martin Luther a century later.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, christian film, contemplative
Plot: christian, catholic, liberation theology, martyr, power relations, religions or cults, fighting the system, society, clergy, hopes, dishonesty, rebellion ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century
Place: europe, central europe
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