Movies and TV shows set in balkan

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in balkan ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense and exciting films and TV shows about / with military, danger, soldier, murder, death, violence, gunfight, heroes, gun and war plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and War genres shot in UK, France, Bulgaria and other countries.
balkan movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as balkan: Mercenaries (2011), Because of You (2016), Balkanisateur (1997), Cirkus Columbia (2010), The Seasoning House (2012), Shadows over Balkans (2017), Dust (2001), Dorotheus (1981), Inches from the Ground (2016), King of the Belgians (2016).

List of movies set in balkan

Mercenaries (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andy Marlow, an ex British S.A.S serviceman turned mercenary, is sent into the Balkans after a military coup has arisen to rescue a U.S ambassador and his aide.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: coup, military, danger, daring rescue, war criminal, undercover, escapades, rescue mission, tough heroes, murder, mercenary, genocide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia, balkan, europe
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Because of You (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Croatia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Crossword about seven interconnected stories of love, friendship, affection, guns, Balkan, stupidity and people caught in the moment.
Plot: violence, gun, sex, pop culture
Place: balkan
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Balkanisateur (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Greece, Bulgaria, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two friends from a small Greek town travel to Bulgaria and Switzerland, hoping they can gain money from the difference in foreign exchange rates.
Style: road movie
Plot: road trip, bank robbery, scheme, ambition, money, bar, dancing, plan, swiss, voyage, alcohol, nightlife ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: balkan, athens, athens greece, hellas, greece
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Cirkus Columbia (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, UK, Germany, Slovenia, Belgium, Serbia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A story set in the former Yugoslavia and centered on a guy who returns to Herzegovina from Germany with plenty of cash and hopes for a good new life.
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: homecoming, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, small town, love and romance, unlikely couple, family relations, eviction, father son relationship, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: bosnia, bosnia herzegovina, balkan, croatia
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The Seasoning House (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Seasoning House - where young girls are prostituted to the military. An orphaned deaf mute is enslaved to care for them. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, planning her escape. Planning her ingenious and brutal revenge.
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rapist, sexual abuse, kidnapping, prostitute, confinement indoors, escape attempt, dehumanization, danger, revenge, life is a bitch, isolation, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2010s
Place: europe, balkan
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Shadows over Balkans (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Serbia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A historical fiction drama and thriller set in the turbulent period of the late 1930s in the Balkans as a place where high politics, local interests, capital and crime all merge together.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: secret society, police, conspiracy, law enforcement, crimes, secret movement, criminal, undercover, police detective, politician, murder investigation, partner ...
Time: 1920s
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia, balkan
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Dust (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: UK, Germany, Italy, Republic of North Macedonia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two parallel tales of redemption, a century apart. In the New York storyline, Edge hunts for Angela's gold to pay back a debt, and gradually grows closer to her. In the Macedonian story, the brothers end up fighting for opposite sides of a ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, redemption, family relations, elderly, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, bounty hunter, gang, fight, storytelling, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1890s, 1900s ...
Place: macedonia, europe, new york, usa, former yugoslavia ...
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Dorotheus (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In medieval Serbia, a young monk, a master of herbal medicine, grabs the attention of warlord's wife.
Style: light
Plot: medieval, monk, river, grass, surprise attack, monastery, baby, fear, medicine, tragic event, king, candle ...
Place: serbia, balkan
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Inches from the Ground (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A border post in Bulgaria, 1954. The mind of little Michael is full of kaleidoscopic panoramas of naïve Socialism, Balkan Stalinism and the Cold War. His father is a strong lieutenant having his ideas of duty and lofty heroism. His mother in her ...
Style: grotesque
Plot: communism, stalinism, military, cold war
Time: year 1954
Place: balkan
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King of the Belgians (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands, Bulgaria
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The King of the Belgians is on a state visit in Istanbul when his country falls apart. He must return home at once to save his kingdom. But a solar storm causes airspace and communications to shut down. No planes. No phones. With the help of a ...
Plot: female director, road trip, man dressed as a woman, political unrest, prison, incognito, northern lights, man dressed as woman, turtle, accident, royalty, boat ...
Place: turkey, balkan, albania, belgium
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The Lake (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, USA, Malta, Croatia, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A team of Navy SEALs discovers an underwater treasure in a Bosnian lake.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: treasure, mystery, navy, military, friendship between men, rescue, courage, commando, world war two, escape, exploding helicopter, gold ...
Time: 1940s, 1990s, year 1944, year 1995, 20th century ...
Place: serbia, bosnia herzegovina, eastern europe, former yugoslavia, balkan ...
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A Perfect Day (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Film about a group of aid workers trying to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone in the Balkans.
Style: political, cynical, melancholic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: volunteer, war zone, bosnian war, un, ruins, soldier, unlikely friendships, world politics, dialogue, war, ethnic conflict, life philosophy ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, year 1995, 20th century
Place: bosnia herzegovina, balkan
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Soldiers of the Damned (2015)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: WWII German soldiers take an occult scientist into a haunted forest in Romania, only to be confronted by their own ghosts.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: occult, murder, world war two, attack, sniper, soldier, nazi, death, survival, military, danger, violence ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany, balkan, romania, russia, europe
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Christmas Tango (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 102 min.
Story: At the time of the Greek junta, in an isolated army camp, a lieutenant forces a soldier to teach him the tango in order to ask the wife of his Colonel to dance with him.
Style: captivating, sentimental, emotional, psychological
Plot: soldier, tango, lieutenant, christmas, dance lesson, love triangle, military, military camp, illness, colonel, romance, couples ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: greece, europe, balkan
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Double Identity (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Chechnya, an American doctor takes a detour in life when he helps a mysterious woman escape from her would-be assailant.
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, on the run, mysterious character, danger, save the lady, daring rescue, woman in danger, mistaken identity, heroes, crimes, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, year 1992, 1990s, 20th century
Place: europe, bulgaria, balkan
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The Living and the Dead (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, War, Horror
Country: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1943, group of Croatian soldiers overtake a strategically important point in western Bosnia with a goal to destroy a group of communist partisans. On the way they met some supernatural phenomena, and the action itself went very badly because the ...
Style: stylized, bleak, psychological, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, military, life is a bitch, war, political unrest, state affairs, soldier, danger, military life, battles, society ...
Time: 1940s, 90s, 20th century, 40s, 1990s ...
Place: former yugoslavia, bosnia, croatia, yugoslavia, europe ...
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The Great Journey (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Morocco, Bulgaria, Turkey
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Reda, summoned to accompany his father on a pilgrimage to Mecca, complies reluctantly - as he preparing for his baccalaureat and, even more important, has a secret love relationship. The trip across Europe in a broken-down car is also the departure ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: on the road, pilgrimage, family relations, trip, culture clash, golden years, hopes, society, youth, human nature, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: saudi arabia, france, europe, croatia, yugoslavia ...
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No Man's Land (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Belgium, UK, Slovenia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but will they stick to it?
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sentimental, humorous, rough ...
Plot: un, anti war, politics, survival, soldier, bomb, human nature, military, dishonesty, satire, military life, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s
Place: serbia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina ...
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Britannic (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It was the sister ship of the infamous Titanic... and its final destiny was the same. Experience the true untold story of Britannic, a tumultuous, epic voyage of human passion, courage and betrayal aboard an ill-fated ocean liner bound for a ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, ship, betrayal, military, cruise, titanic, catastrophe, survival, escapades, secret agents, undercover, danger ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916
Place: balkan, mediterranean sea, europe, greece
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Beautiful People (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in the preliminaries of the World Cup. The Bosnian War is at its height, and refugees from the ex-Yugoslavia are arriving. Football rivals, and political adversaries from the Balkans all ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky, sad ...
Plot: chase, immigrants, bosnian war, refugee, politics, culture clash, working class, opposites attract, civil war, wartime, war, british ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: england, london, croatia, serbia, europe ...
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Sokol Did Not Love Him (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story begins in a small rural village in Ladimirevci, Eastern Croatia in 1943, where a land owner Sima is helping the Partisan Movement and the official Ustasha regime in order to save the life of his son Beneš, who is enlisted in the German ...
Plot: landowner, cemetery, death, partisan, murder, camp, tragic event, celebration, horse, house, road, hiding ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1943
Place: yugoslavia, croatia, balkan, former yugoslavia, europe
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Byzantine Blue (1993)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The search for the everlasting blue paint from Byzantine church murals turn into a sensual love story in which Europe meets the Balkans.
Plot: turtle, sex, erotica, seaside, experiment, older man younger woman relationship, college student, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, spirituality, college, love, death ...
Place: serbia, balkan
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Beyond the Door III (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A shy co-ed and her classmates travel to Europe to see a ritual. With a satanist/professor with them, he lures them into deadly traps to become sacrifices to Satan. One co-ed is a virgin, the main key to bring Satan back to life. But can the co-ed ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, zombie, wedding, village, countryside, curses spells and rituals, college, cons and scams, village life, gory, religions or cults, clergy ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, balkan
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The Elusive Summer of '68 (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: For the young man who lives in Serbian province town, the maturing coincides with the turbulent political events of the year 1968.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous
Plot: fall in love, revolution, family relations, coming of age, romance, love and romance, state affairs, youth, political unrest, chaos and mayhem, teenage life, sex ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, balkan, prague ...
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Strangler vs Strangler (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When it comes to crime, Belgrade is same as any other modern metropolis, except for having its own serial killers. That blank is filled when a flower salesman begins strangling women. A popular, but very disturbed rock star soon becomes ...
Style: cult film, dark humor
Plot: killing spree, ear, strangulation, anonymous letter, police investigation, carnation, serial killer, blood, rock concert, telepathy, dominant woman, metropolis ...
Time: 80s
Place: yugoslavia, balkan, former yugoslavia, belgrade, europe ...
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Escape to Athena (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: During the World War II, the prisoners of a German camp in a greek island are trying to escape. They don't want only their freedom, but they also seek for an ineffable treasure hidden in a monastery at the top of the island's mountain.
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, world war two, island, adventure, chase, archaeologist, soldier, daring rescue, war, danger, survival, military ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: greece, europe, balkan
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Tintin and the Lake of Sharks (1972)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Tintin is sent to guard Professor Calculus, who has invented a machine that can duplicate anything, and is staying in a village near the border of Syldavia and Bodouria. Rastapopoulous, an infamous and ruthless international criminal, tries to lure ...
Style: serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: kidnapping, submarine, escapades, criminal heroes, rescue, heroes, adventurer, amateur detective, crimes, family, inventions and discoveries, ocean or sea ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, frogman
Place: france, europe, balkan
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The Secret Invasion (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During World War II, convicts are recruited by the Allies for an extremely hazardous mission.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, cult film ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, heroes, ira, battles, commando, tunnel, prison, heroic mission, pardon, escape, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, italy, cairo egypt, balkan
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Fortunes of War (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 407 min.
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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: clever, gloomy, emotional, captivating, tense ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, espionage, opposites attract, unfulfillment, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, love and romance, betrayal, war, intrigue ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, middle east, greece, romania, africa ...
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Direct Contact (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An imprisoned ex-US Special forces operative in Eastern Europe, is offered his freedom and money to rescue an American woman, who has been kidnapped by a ruthless warlord. But, shortly after freeing her discovers that the kidnap story was just a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, confined, adventure, daring rescue, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, crimes, heroes, father daughter relationship, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, russia, balkan
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