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 serious, realistic, based on true events, captivating, suspenseful and touching films and TV shows about / with czech history, european history, husband wife relationship, czech german relations, female protagonist, communism, politics, world war two, resistance and rebellion plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, Slovakia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as czech history: A Prominent Patient (2016), Burning Bush (2013), Operation: Daybreak (1975), Shadow of the Deceased (2005), Operacja Dunaj (2009), That Trip We Took with Dad (2016), Charlatan (2020), Medieval (2020), May the Lord Be with Us (2018), Darkness (2009).

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: disturbing, stylized, captivating, serious
Plot: politician, diplomat, politics, diplomacy, czech history, nazi germany, european history, psychiatrist, life is a bitch, abroad, international relations, czech german relations ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s, pre world war two, year 1937, year 1938
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, prague, central europe
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 7.9
 1K
Burning Bush (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 231 min.
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: bleak, realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: lawyer, rebellion, european history, journalism, suicide, student, revolution, self sacrifice, russian, rebelliousness, protest, communism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: czechoslovakia, europe, czech republic, central europe, prague czechoslovakia ...
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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, suspenseful, bleak, realistic
Plot: world war two, soldier, assassination, czech history, anti hero, danger, military, village, heroic mission, village life, battles, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1941, quarry, year 1942
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia ...
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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: revenge killing, sanitarium, exhumation, war violence, shoah, convent, suicide by gunshot, nun, world war two, political prisoner, german officer, communist ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: africa
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 4.8
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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: invasion, army, skinny dipping, tank, marital problem, public sex, soviet army, escape, female nudity, armor, tavern, pigeon ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: czechoslovakia
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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: captivating, serious, touching, realistic, road movie
Plot: road trip, cold war, fight, brother brother relationship, arrested, family relations, father son relationship, death of father, politics, doctor, female director, loss of father ...
Time: year 1968, 60s, 1960s
Place: central europe
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 6.6
 139
Charlatan (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Ireland, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The breathtaking story of a man gifted with exceptional abilities set against the background of the events of the totalitarian fifties.
Plot: gay, closeted homosexual, arrested, diagnosis, closeted gay, communism, healer, gay protagonist, czech history
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: central europe
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Medieval (2020)
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: commander, czech history, european history
Time: 14th 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: historical event, catholicism, defenestration, aristocrat, politician, politics, czech history, european history, nobleman
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, prague, central europe
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 4.6
 159
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, countryside, reunion, homecoming, race against time, secret past, hallucination, childhood trauma, old dark house, secret, painting, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s
Place: central europe
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 7.9
 200
Dukla 61 (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
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, father son relationship, death, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family relations, czech history, catastrophe, mine, miner
Time: year 1961, 60s, 1960s
Place: central europe
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 6.6
 389
Maria Theresia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary
Duration: 200 min.
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: based on true events
Plot: empire, empress, aristocrat, strong female character, czech history, noblewoman, female politician, female protagonist, political leader, european history, motherhood, high society ...
Place: central europe
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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: gunfight, crying woman, football stadium, hospital, blood on face, jail, loss of friend, fight, vomiting, explosion, passive aggressive behavior, czech german relations ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague, prague czech republic
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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: arrested, gay protagonist, czech history, gay, communism, closeted homosexual, healer, diagnosis, closeted gay
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: central europe
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 6.1
 864
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: based on true events
Plot: female protagonist, trial, chambermaid, death sentence, maid, female lawyer, czech history, woman, woman wearing glasses, arrested, courtroom, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: central europe, prague, prague czechoslovakia
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 6.3
 60
Jan Hus (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The life of Czech pre-Reformation priest Jan Hus, who inspired the Protestant Reformation.
Plot: period piece, martyr, priest, council, czech history
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: central europe
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 8.2
 5K
Cosy Dens (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two families, Sebkovi and Krausovi, are celebrating christmas, but not everyone is in a good mood. Teenage kids think their fathers are totaly stupid, fathers are sure their children are nothing more than rebels, hating anything they say. Written by ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, cult film ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, teenage life, parents and children, politics, society, youth, innocence lost, generation gap, political unrest, communism, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, year 1967, year 1968, 1960s
Place: czech republic, prague, europe, czechoslovakia, central europe
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 5.7
 25
Monstrum (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Movie about a sculptor Otakar Svec who is building a statue of Stalin in Prague.
Plot: retro, czech history, husband wife relationship, artist, memorial, sculptor, communism, european history, statue, moral dilemma, communist, monument ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: 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.
Plot: king, knight, czech, aristocrat, monarch, czech history, father son relationship, european history, election
Time: 14th century
Place: 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.
Style: based on true events
Plot: composer, love triangle, musician, czech history, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship
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 ...
Plot: interrogation, world war two, women's prison, female friendship, strong female lead, toy soldier, folk song, cutting someone's hair, czech history, jail cell, jail, train station ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: czechoslovakia
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The Divine Emma (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Czechoslovakia's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1981
Plot: portrait painting, standing ovation, governor, listening to music, monarchy, taking a photograph, party, dog, painting, spy, piano, hunting ...
Time: year 1917, year 1914, year 1916, year 1915, 1910s
Place: america, prague, central europe, prague czech republic
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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: psychotronic, road movie
Plot: executioner, nudity (full frontal - brief), stolen money, hotel, musician, pointing a gun at someone, girl man relationship, death by shooting, amulet, lack of money, death sentence, tower ...
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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: concentration camp, world war two, prisoner, worker, loss of mother, fascism, masseuse, barefoot woman, death by gunshot, dying woman, european history, poet ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia, central europe, prague, prague czech republic
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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: nazi officer, german, gunfight, water hose, suicide, mirror, trap, train station, german occupation, fencing, trapped, retribution ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: berlin germany, prague, central europe, prague czechoslovakia, 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: friendship between men, funeral, jockey, poaching, hospital, german, british history, english countryside, male friendship, hospital room, pilot, disfigurement ...
Place: czechoslovakia, england
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 4.2
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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 ...
Plot: king, burning, kidnapping, nobleman, pub, chess, intrigue, parody, czech history, campfire
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, czech history, musician, composer, european 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: noblewoman, czech history, nobleman, european history, bishop, castle, king, queen, husband wife relationship, gender issues, incognito, female protagonist ...
Time: 14th century
Place: central europe
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Zlo?in v Poln? (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
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: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, serious
Plot: murder, murder investigation, false accusation, courtroom drama, trial, conspiracy theory, husband wife relationship, true crime, murder suspect, lawyer, judge, racism ...
Time: 1910s
Place: czech republic, central europe
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