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, suspenseful, suspense, captivating and rough films and TV shows about / with death, danger, murder, gun, military, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), fight, violence and soldier plots mostly in Drama, War and Thriller genres shot in UK, USA, France 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), Murder on the Orient Express (2017), The Wise Guy (1962).

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, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: coup, military, danger, daring rescue, war criminal, undercover, escapades, tough heroes, murder, mercenary, genocide, ethnic cleansing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: balkan, serbia, 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: sex, gun, violence, 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, cash, bar, restaurant, trip, nightlife, plan, scheme, money, banker, alcohol ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: balkan, athens greece, athens, 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, offbeat ...
Plot: homecoming, family problems, parents and children, love and romance, unlikely couple, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, small town, family relations, eviction, father son relationship, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: bosnia, balkan, croatia, bosnia herzegovina
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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, realistic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong violent content, kidnapping, confinement indoors, rapist, prostitute, sexual abuse, drugs/alcohol, vengeance, danger, escape attempt, dehumanization, revenge ...
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, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, serious
Plot: secret society, police, conspiracy, law enforcement, secret movement, crimes, partner, politician, criminal, police detective, undercover, murder investigation ...
Time: 1920s
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia, balkan
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Dust (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: UK, Germany, Italy
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, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, redemption, family relations, elderly, bounty hunter, gang, fight, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, murder, storytelling ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1890s, 20th century ...
Place: macedonia, new york, europe, former yugoslavia, usa ...
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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, monastery, grass, river, night, medicine, fire, healer, candle, help, innocent ...
Place: serbia, balkan
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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Malta, USA, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.
Style: surprise ending, artsy, suspense, non-linear, road movie
Plot: murder mystery, investigation, whodunit, murder, train, agatha christie, vengeance, snow, justice, steam train, suspect, chase ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, year 1934, pre world war two, post world war one
Place: europe, venice, alps, mediterranean sea, jerusalem ...
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Pocket Hercules: Naim Suleymanoglu (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Turkey
Duration: 141 min.
Story: From defecting to the Olympics, an underdog weightlifter powers through adversity to raise up his community in this biopic of Naim Süleymanoğlu.
Style: captivating, psychological, thought provoking
Plot: weightlifting, real life, turk, genocide, olympics, tournament, muslim, migration, assimilation, communism, sport, rivalry ...
Place: bulgaria, athens greece, seoul, balkan, turkey
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The Wise Guy (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Alekos (Dinos Iliopoulos) is in love with Voula (Maria Voulgari) whose brother threatens to kill him if he doesn't marry her soon. Alekos' father (Pantelis Zervos) on the other hand insists that Alekos' sister (Zoe Laskari) has to get ...
Style: romantic
Plot: greek, sister, marriage, garden, plan, blond, stranger, sibling, dancing, satire, hellenic, fake suicide ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: balkan, macedonia, hellas, greece
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The Other Me (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A lonely criminology professor attempts to solve the mystery behind five murders by decoding the puzzle of five Pythagorean theorems, in a crime story that features renowned French actor François Cluzet in a key-role.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns, captivating, non-linear ...
Plot: police, professor, asperger's syndrome, killing spree, crime wave, vigilante, victim, perjury, revenge, death, serial killer, getting away with murder ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, 20th century, year 2015, 2010s ...
Place: athens greece, greece, athens, europe, balkan
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Recep Ivedik 5 (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Turkey
Duration: 114 min.
Story: During his visit of condolence to Ismet's funeral, Recep Ivedik feels sorry about Ismet's remaining family members due to his latest unfinished job contract which would cause hard financial situation for the family. Therefore, Recep ...
Style: not serious, captivating, light, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: goofy hero, misfit, disorder, sport competition, farce, silly humor, society, social misfits, nothing goes right, fish out of water, olympics, bus ...
Time: 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, balkan
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The Chipmunk Adventure (1987)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Alvin has entered himself and Simon and Theodore in a hot-air balloon race around the world against the Chipettes to deliver diamonds for a group of diamond smugglers. The winners will collect a prize of $100,000. Kids and adults will enjoy this ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, cult film, 2d animation
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: chipmunk, danger, chase, balloon, chases and races, escapades, best friends, goofy hero, adventure, save the day, partners, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: egypt, athens greece, mexico city, united kingdom, antarctica ...
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The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 237 min.
TV show
Story: This movie describes the founding of the modern Olympics and concentrates on the creation of the American team and their trials in getting to the Olympics in Athens.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: swimming, greek, track and field, olympics, hopes, ambition, sport, human spirit, against the odds, money raising, sport team, cycling ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s, victorian era
Place: greece, usa, pittsburgh, boston, new york ...
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Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, stylized, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, whodunit, train ride, murder mystery, train, private detective, train travel, multiple suspects, murder, stabbing, crime, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1935, 70s
Place: new york, long island, europe, constantinople, former yugoslavia ...
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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: cold war, stalinism, military, communism
Time: year 1954
Place: 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, suspense, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: occult, world war two, murder, attack, sniper, nazi, soldier, death, survival, violence, military, danger ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany, russia, romania, balkan, europe
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MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Hunting artifacts attributed to Zenon (an ancient scientist from Atlantis), MacGyver and his old professor end up searching for the lost city.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hidden treasure, volcano, adventure, master villain, escapades, chases and races, treasure hunt, heroic mission, danger, chase, heroes, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s
Place: balkan
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Life is a Miracle (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Music, Drama, War
Country: Serbia, France, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set during the Bosnian war in the early 1990s, Luka is a mild-mannered railway clerk whose life is turned upside down, not just by the outbreak of the war, but when his wife runs off with a local musician. Then Luka's son is conscripted and ...
Style: uplifting, witty, semi serious, humorous, romantic ...
Plot: wartime life, fall in love, life is a bitch, society, unlikely couple, romance, love affair, moral dilemma, love and romance, village, civil war, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: serbia, bosnia, europe, balkan
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Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, bosnian war, orphanage, civil war, journalism, family relations, anti war, orphan, war, rescue, danger, journalist ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, former yugoslavia, vietnam, europe ...
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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: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: greek, on the road, performer's life, obsessive quest, state affairs, politics, war, life is a bitch, siblings relations, introspection, political unrest, showbiz ...
Place: sarajevo, former yugoslavia, europe, greece, balkan ...
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The Hunted (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the wilderness of British Columbia, two hunters are tracked and viciously murdered by Aaron Hallum. Former Special Operations instructor, L.T. Bonham is approached and asked to apprehend Hallum, his former student, who has 'gone rogue' ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, combat, commando, homicidal maniac, swat team, chase, forest, human monster, murder, special agents, haunted by the past, maniac ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: oregon, kosovo, usa, portland oregon, yugoslavia ...
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Hedd Wyn (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: 'Hedd Wyn' is a 1992 Welsh anti-war biopic. Ellis Humphrey Evans, a farmer's son and poet living at Trawsfynydd in the Meirionydd countryside of upland Wales, competes for the most coveted prize of all in Welsh Poetry - that of the ...
Plot: poet, curse, bicycle, rifle, sex, christmas, fear, rain, drinking, flashback, singer, coward ...
Time: 1910s
Place: wales, new zealand, balkan
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Harrison's Flowers (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, missing person, murder, battles, journalism, photojournalist, war, obsessive quest, love affair, crimes, civil war, violence ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1991, 1990s, 70s
Place: croatia, former yugoslavia, europe, new jersey, st. louis missouri ...
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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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, confined, daring rescue, adventure, tough heroes, danger, crimes, chases and races, heroes, rescue, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, russia, balkan
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroic mission, politics, danger, save the day, crimes, rescue, race against time, hostages, law enforcement, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, balkan, 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, serious, rough, suspense
Plot: world war one, french army, military life, war, society, heroism, heroes, insubordination, battles, alcohol abuse, murder, friendship ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, post world war one
Place: romania, macedonia, bulgaria, europe, former yugoslavia ...
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Before the Rain (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself. In Macedonia, during war in Bosnia, Christians hunt an ethnic Albanian girl who may have murdered one of their own. A young monk who's taken a vow of silence offers her ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, serious, non-linear ...
Plot: love affair, monk, albanian, politics, murder, photographer, restaurant, terrorist, anti war, rain, haunted by the past, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: macedonia, former yugoslavia, london, england, europe ...
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Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, military, fighter pilot, war crime, behind enemy lines, atrocity, navy, reconnaissance, rescue, escape, gunfight, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: bosnia herzegovina, former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, balkan ...
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