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, humorous, semi serious, serious, touching and captivating films and TV shows about / with death, military, politics, father son relationship, culture clash, society, satire, soldier, murder and family relations plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and War genres shot in France, UK, Yugoslavia and other countries.
balkan movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as balkan: The Seasoning House (2012), Strangler vs Strangler (1984), Underground (1995), The Professional (2003), A Perfect Day (2015), Balkanisateur (1997), Who's Singin' Over There? (1980), Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981), The Marathon Family (1982), Balkan Spy (1984).

List of movies set in balkan

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, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, confinement indoors, revenge, strong violent content, rapist, sexual abuse, rape and revenge, dehumanization, escape attempt, life is a bitch, torture, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2010s
Place: balkan, europe
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Strangler vs Strangler (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 96 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: surreal, slasher, parody, cult film
Plot: serial killer, female nudity, killing spree, strangulation, anonymous letter, opera, rock concert, telepathy, police investigation, abusive mother, dominant woman, metropolis ...
Time: 80s
Place: balkan, former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, eastern europe ...
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Underground (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, UK, USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Black marketeers Marko and Blacky manufacture and sell weapons to the Communist resistance in WWII Belgrade, living the good life along the way. Marko's surreal duplicity propels him up the ranks of the Communist Party, and he eventually ...
Style: cynical, art house, political, satirical, absurd ...
Plot: world war two, war, magic realism, communism, surrealism, greed, freedom, lie, tragedy, brutality, imagination, culture clash ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 90s, 60s, post world war two
Place: former yugoslavia, balkan, eastern europe, germany, poland ...
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The Professional (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Till recently a University professor, a bohemian writer, a member of Belgrade's intellectual circles and a passionate opponent of the Milosevic's regime meets the man, unknown to him, but who knows every tiny detail of his life. Man tells ...
Style: thought provoking, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, secret agents, undercover, uncover truth, rivalry, social decay, conspiracy, totalitarian regime, communism, satire, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: balkan, eastern europe, former yugoslavia, europe, serbia
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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: melancholic, humorous, witty, cynical, political ...
Plot: volunteer, war zone, soldier, bosnian war, translator, un, world politics, ethnic conflict, war, life philosophy, landmine, road trip ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: balkan, bosnia herzegovina
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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, empire, bank robbery, fight, communism, capitalism, poverty, mission, satire, dancing, night, restaurant ...
Time: 90s
Place: balkan, greece, athens greece, hellas
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Who's Singin' Over There? (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On April 5, 1941, a day before Nazi attack on Yugoslavia, entourage on a country road board Krstic's bus heading for Belgrade: two Gypsies who occasionally sing about misery, an aging war veteran, a Nazi sympathizer, a dapper singer, a ...
Style: road movie, surreal, atmospheric, art house, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, gypsy, bus, hapless, newlyweds, passenger, wartime life, anti war, on the road, heroes, clergy, war ...
Time: year 1941
Place: belgrade, balkan, eastern europe, former yugoslavia, europe ...
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Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man grows up in Sarajevo in the 1960s, under the shadow of his good, but ailing father, and gets attracted by the world of small-time criminals.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, first sexual experience, pimp, hypnosis, milf, first love, older woman younger man, summer, love, traumatic childhood, boy, terminal illness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: bosnia herzegovina, balkan, eastern europe, europe, former yugoslavia ...
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The Marathon Family (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Topalovic family has been in the burial business for generations. When the old (150 yrs old) Pantelija dies, five generations of his heirs start to fight for the inheritance.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, parody, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, cemetery, family business, murder, crematorium, funeral, small town, mafia, grave digger, fall in love, corporate world, pianist ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: balkan, serbia, former yugoslavia, europe
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How I Was Systematically Destroyed by Idiots (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film follows a life of a homeless, but very well read, Marxist who is coping with Che's death and wishes to live a life of revolutions and workers' uprisings. He is a hypochondriac, bitter at the world, and blaming his old capitalist ...
Plot: funeral, newspaper, homeless man, sea, marxist, tragedy, health, obese woman, brother, girl, hypochondriac, father ...
Place: balkan, former yugoslavia, belgrade
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Balkan Spy (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Balkanski špijun is a 1984 Yugoslav comedy/drama. Ilija Čvorović, a former Stalinist who spent several years in a prison on Goli otok, is contacted by the police to routinely answer questions about his tenant, Petar Markov Jakovljević, a ...
Style: funny, realistic, semi serious, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: espionage, spy, paranoia, cold war, conspiracy, communism, josef stalin, satire, stalinism, hostage situation, state affairs, amateur detective ...
Time: year 1984, 50s
Place: balkan, europe, former yugoslavia, belgrade
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Tito and Me (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Goran Markovic, known more for his dramatic work, achieved something that's eluded many great filmmakers - both smart and funny comedy. Based loosely on his own life as a kid growing up in Tito's communist Yugoslavia in the 1950s, the ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: youth, coming of age, boy, world war two, totalitarian regime, traumatic childhood, satire, politics, obsession, distopia, dictatorship, ruler ...
Time: 50s, year 1954
Place: former yugoslavia, balkan, eastern europe, europe
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Black Cat, White Cat (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Austria, Greece
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Matko is a small time hustler, living by the Danube with his 17 year old son Zare. After a failed business deal he owes money to the much more successful gangster Dadan. Dadan has a sister, Afrodita, that he desperately wants to see get married so ...
Style: surreal, art house, witty, ironic, breathtaking ...
Plot: magic realism, music, nothing goes right, gypsy, dark humor, surrealism, wedding, cat, debt, ethnic, friendship, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: eastern europe, balkan, europe, serbia, former yugoslavia
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The Crazy Stranger (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man is looking for a singer he had heard on cassette. He finds much more.
Style: atmospheric, sexy, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Plot: friendship, beautiful scenery, village, self discovery, love and romance, couple relations, obsessive quest, lifestyle, bittersweet, ethnic conflict, musician, dancing ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, tokyo, balkan, spain, europe ...
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Philanthropy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 21st century Bucharest to get out in the city on Saturday evening at the arm of a beautiful woman is a financial investment risky. Ovidiu, unassuming high school teacher, never could afford. Looking for a source of income to something more ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, light ...
Plot: dishonesty, cons and scams, couples, impersonating, teachers and students, teacher, scam, middle aged man, compassion, false identity, alternate reality, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, balkan, europe, bucharest, eastern europe
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California Dreamin' (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Romania
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Romanian director Cristian Nemescu's comedy California Dreamin' (aka Nesfarsit, 2007) unfolds against the backdrop of the Kosovo War, circa 1999. A NATO train rolls through a Romanian hamlet, transporting a plethora of weapons across the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, depressing ...
Plot: military, ego clash, military life, culture clash, hopes, ambition, soldier, society, nothing goes right, disorder, hypocrisy, village ...
Time: 90s
Place: eastern europe, balkan, kosovo, europe, former yugoslavia
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12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It's the 22nd of December. Sixteen years have passed since the revolution, and in a small town Christmas is about to come. Piscoci, an old retired man is preparing for another Christmas alone. Manescu, the history teacher, tries to keep up with ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: communism, politics, friendship, holiday, elderly, state affairs, retired, dictatorship, small town, husband wife relationship, revolution, international relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: eastern europe, balkan, romania, europe, bucharest
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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, exciting ...
Plot: military, coup, daring rescue, undercover, escapades, murder, mercenary, genocide, ethnic cleansing, military coup, heroes, soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia, balkan, 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: suspense, exciting, dramatic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, military, fighter pilot, survival, war, adventure, behind enemy lines, bosnian war, atrocity, navy, aviation, courage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1995
Place: iraq, balkan, serbia, former yugoslavia, europe ...
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Twice Born (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Full-throttle melodrama about an ill-starred romance set against the backdrop of the siege of Sarajevo. A mother brings her teenage son to Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian conflict years ago.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: power of love, rape, life is a bitch, parents and children, haunted by the past, single parent, hopes, family relations, redemption, balkan war, italian soldier, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: bosnia, sarajevo, bosnia herzegovina, balkan, europe
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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: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: homecoming, parents and children, family problems, unlikely couple, love and romance, dysfunctional family, small town, eccentric family, family relations, father son relationship, father, bosnian war ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: bosnia, eastern europe, balkan, croatia, bosnia herzegovina
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Before the Rain (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
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: political, realistic, atmospheric, sexy, bleak ...
Plot: love affair, terrorist, politics, muslim, anti war, monk, violence, idealism, wartime, civil war, mentor, memory ...
Time: 90s
Place: macedonia, former yugoslavia, london, england, middle east ...
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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, feel good, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: disorder, goofy hero, sport competition, misfit, silly humor, social misfits, fish out of water, society, farce, nothing goes right, football, olympics ...
Time: 2010s
Place: turkey, balkan, europe
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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 ...
Style: touching
Plot: royalty, road trip, incognito, disguise, border crossing, political unrest, accident, man dressed as a woman, prison, northern lights, turtle, boat ...
Place: balkan, belgium, albania, turkey
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The Great Journey (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Morocco, Bulgaria
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: road movie, realistic, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: pilgrimage, on the road, family relations, father son relationship, journey, culture clash, golden years, youth, hopes, society, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, serbia, europe, istanbul turkey, middle east ...
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No Man's Land (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, 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, harsh, political, talky ...
Plot: anti war, politics, bosnian war, survival, intrigue, war, un, soldier, bomb, dishonesty, military, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: serbia, bosnia herzegovina, eastern europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia ...
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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: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, titanic, world war one, espionage, betrayal, military, cruise, survival, secret agents, escapades, undercover, panic ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916
Place: mediterranean sea, greece, europe, balkan
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The High Sun (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Three different love stories, set in three consecutive decades, in two neighbouring Balkan villages burdened with a long history of inter-ethnic hatred: this is a film about the dangers – and the enduring strength – of forbidden love.
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, disturbing, political ...
Plot: forbidden love, oral sex, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, community, summer, post war, military, mother daughter relationship, love and romance, ethnic conflict, ethnic hatred, techno music ...
Time: year 2001, year 2011, year 1991
Place: balkan
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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, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hidden treasure, treasure hunt, spy, heroic mission, master villain, adventure, heroes, race against time, adventurer, obsessive quest, chase, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: balkan
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Fortunes of War (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 407 min.
TV show
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: gloomy, clever, emotional, captivating, tense ...
Plot: world war two, spy, activist, resistance, infidelity, lecturer, couples, military life, wartime life, political intrigue, couple relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1940s
Place: middle east, africa, greece, europe, egypt ...
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