Best Romanian Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Romanian Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: realistic, humorous, serious, suspense, captivating and semi serious. Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), death, male nudity, murder, blood, catastrophe, mentor, dialogue, drinking and runaway. Genre: Drama, Comedy and Thriller. Country: Romania, USA and UK.
Best Romanian Movies
Best Romanian Movies
TOP Movies: The Paper Will Be Blue (2006), The Nun (2018), The Hills Have Eyes (2006), The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005), War Dogs (2016), Child's Pose (2013), Two Lottery Tickets (2016), California Dreamin' (2007), Cold Mountain (2003), Charlie Countryman (2013), Oh, Ramona! (2019), Van Helsing (2004), 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006), High Strung (2016), Be My Cat: A Film for Anne (2015), The Rest is Silence (2007), 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007), Police, Adjective (2009), Tuesday, After Christmas (2010), The Sisters Brothers (2018).

List of Best Movies

The Paper Will Be Blue (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Out of enthusiasm, a Militia soldier abandons his platoon and decides to fight for the cause of the Revolution. His Lieutenant and the rest of the crew look for him during the confused night of 22-23 December 1989.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, political unrest, danger, soldier, idealism, terrorism, daring rescue, military, state affairs, heroes, dictatorship ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: romania, europe
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The Nun (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking ...
Style: scary, surprise ending, bleak, psychotronic, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural horror, supernatural, demon, priest, nun, ghost, evil nun, murder mystery, murder, exorcism, paranormal, spirit ...
Time: year 1952
Place: romania, rome italy, vatican, xian
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The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on Wes Craven's 1977 suspenseful cult classic, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carter family soon ...
Style: slasher, brutal, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, cannibalism, desert, kidnapping, human monster, survival, fear, victim, torture, wilderness, gore, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new mexico, usa
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The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Mr. Lazarescu (Ion Fiscuteanu) is a retired Romanian engineer, spending his time in the company of his cats and booze. When he starts feeling unusually ill, he first seeks painkillers from his neighbors. It soon becomes apparent that Lazarescu is ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, nurse, ambulance, paralysis, surgery, paramedic, terminal illness, health situation, public health, fighting illness, drinking problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, canada, tokyo
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War Dogs (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA, Cambodia, Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.
Style: intense, funny, suspense, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: arms dealer, corruption, smuggling, rise and fall, military, friendship, betrayal, con artists, cheating, firearm, gunrunner, weapons ...
Time: 21st century, year 2008, year 2005, 2000s
Place: iraq, usa, nevada, las vegas, miami ...
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Child's Pose (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Child's Pose is a contemporary drama focusing on the relationship between a mother and her 32-year-old son. After the accidental killing of a boy in a car crash, the mother tries to prevent her son being charged for the death, and she refuses ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: car accident, family relations, architect, parents and children, crumbling relationship, life turned upside down, grownups, family problems, family in crisis, love, obsession, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe
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Two Lottery Tickets (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Romania
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 3 men from a provincial town who are in an urgent need for money so they decide to buy a lottery ticket. They win the lottery, but very soon, the ticket gets stolen.
Style: road movie
Plot: lottery, police, cafe, telephone call, hotel, stork, private investigation, cell phone, betting, lottery ticket, refrigerator, hitchhiker ...
Place: 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, contemplative
Plot: ego clash, military, disorder, hypocrisy, culture clash, military life, ambition, nothing goes right, soldier, society, hopes, village ...
Time: 90s
Place: kosovo, europe, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
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Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, Romania, UK
Duration: 154 min.
Story: In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind ...
Style: captivating, emotional, touching, sincere, epic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, tragic love, slavery, getting home, loss of family member, soldier, friendship, survival, civil war, lovers reunited, couple relations, loss of loved one ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: usa, south carolina, north carolina, appalachia, atlantic ocean
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Charlie Countryman (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While traveling abroad, a guy falls for a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in her violent, charismatic ex.
Style: exciting, touching, emotional, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: fall in love, dangerous attraction, chase, a vision, romance, on the run, forbidden love, love affair, supernatural, femme fatale, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, romania, bucharest, chicago illinois
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Oh, Ramona! (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Romania
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Oh, Ramona! seeks the transformation of Andrew from a teenager into an adult who lives candidly and selflessly his first love story, innocent and uninvolved, alternating with the second, intense and insane story, incapable of making a choice. Oh, ...
Style: teen sex comedy, entertaining, humorous, light, feel good ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: first sexual experience, coming of age, 18 year old, adolescence, exhibitionist, loss of virginity, awkward situation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, male virgin, teenage sexuality, sexual fantasy, teenage protagonist ...
Place: bucharest
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Van Helsing (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Romania
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Famed monster slayer Gabriel Van Helsing is dispatched to Transylvania to assist the last of the Valerious bloodline in defeating Count Dracula. Anna Valerious reveals that Dracula has formed an unholy alliance with Dr. Frankenstein's monster ...
Style: dark fantasy, gothic, exciting, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: werewolf, vampire, curses spells and rituals, adventure, supernatural, heroes, vampire hunter, good versus evil, human versus monster, dracula, deadly creature, immortality ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 15th century, 1880s
Place: transylvania, vatican, europe, paris france, budapest ...
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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: captivating, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: friendship, politics, elderly, state affairs, holiday, communism, retired, dictatorship, small town, husband wife relationship, telephone call, anniversary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania, eastern europe, bucharest
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High Strung (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a hip hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, sparks fly. With the help of a hip hop dance crew they must find a common ground while preparing for a ...
Style: romantic, light, sweet, entertaining
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dancing, ballet, violin, dancer's life, dance, performance, leotard, youth, ambition, musician, culture clash, breaking point ...
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Be My Cat: A Film for Anne (2015)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Romania
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An aspiring Romanian filmmaker obsessed with Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway goes to shocking extremes to convince Anne to star in his upcoming film.
Style: psychological, mumblecore, slasher, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, criminal, mental illness, woman in danger, loner, murder of a woman, fall in love, sacrifice, delusion, violence, unrequited love, cruelty ...
Place: eastern europe, romania
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The Rest is Silence (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1911-12, the Romanian movie director Grigore Brezianu and the financial tycoon Leon Popescu made together the 2 hours long movie "Romania's Independence" - an as faithful as possible screen adaptation of the real Independence War ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: filmmaking, film within a film, obsessive quest, ambition, career change, showbiz, society, director, state affairs, partners, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: hungary, europe, romania
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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gabita is pregnant, abortion is strictly forbidden in Romania during the communist regime. Despite this it is common practice and Gabita wants an abortion. The movie follows her and her friend Otilia during the day she has made the appointment with ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: sexual abuse, abortion, unwanted pregnancy, rape, communism, friendship, female friendship, realism, doctor, young woman, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: romania, europe, california
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Police, Adjective (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A cop named Cristi must go undercover to trail teen Victor who is suspected of selling pot in the north-eastern city of Vasliu.
Style: serious, sincere, suspenseful, touching, tense ...
Plot: drug dealing, police investigation, crimes, juvenile delinquency, workplace situations, fighting the system, against the rules, workplace, law enforcement, power relations, police detective, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: romania, europe
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Tuesday, After Christmas (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Romania
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Paul Hanganu loves two women. Adriana his wife and the mother of their daughter, the woman with whom he's shared the thrills of the past ten years, and Raluca the woman who has made him redefine himself. He has to leave one of them before ...
Style: serious, sincere, contemplative, talky, realistic ...
Plot: dentist, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, family relations, breakup, couples, dishonesty, family problems, crumbling relationship, parents and children, extramarital affair, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, romania
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The Sisters Brothers (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: France, Spain, Romania, Belgium, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The colourfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm is being pursued across 1,000 miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco by the notorious assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters. Except Eli is having a personal crisis and beginning to doubt ...
Style: captivating, exciting, feel good, light
Plot: gold rush, brother brother relationship, hitman, gold, one last job, friendship between men, murder, prank, two brothers, brother brother conflict, criminal, golddigger ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1950s, 50s
Place: oregon, san francisco, california
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Summer Holiday (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On his spring break at the seaside, with his wife and his four year old son, Bogdan Ciocazanu runs into his best friends from high-school at the precise date and time that reminds all of them of their most glorious drinking trips and sexual ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: friendship, reunion, family relations, couple relations, sex, midlife crisis, introspection, unfulfillment, buddies, lifestyle, couples, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, europe
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Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Romania
Duration: 163 min.
Story: When the Soviet Army marched into Romania in 1944, a part of the Romanian population went “into the mountains” – a diverse assortment of nationalists and fascists, liberals, apolitical farmers and members of the middle-class, who were affected ...
Plot: communism, rebellion, red army, propaganda, nationalist, glory, fascism, resistance, torture, anti communist, world war two, arrest ...
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Hotel of the Damned (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Romania
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After a car accident and stranded in the middle of nowhere, an ex-con and his daughter find themselves in an abandoned hotel, populated by sub-human cannibalistic creatures.
Style: suspense, bleak, rough, tense
Plot: daughter, stranded, car accident, survival, ex convict, monster, mystery, couple relations, hotel, cannibal, mutant, abandoned house ...
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Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Taj Mahal Badalandabad leaves Coolidge College behind for the halls of Camford University in England, where he looks to continue his education, and teach an uptight student how to make the most out of her academic career.
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, misfit, culture clash, friendship, lifestyle, youth, society, looking for sex, disorder, college life, student life, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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They're Watching (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American TV crew gets trapped in a centuries-old web of revenge, horror, and blood, when their home improvement show is attacked by angry Eastern European villagers out to kill the show's star.
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspense, scary, suspenseful
Plot: murder, forest, solitude, night vision, american abroad, night, killing an animal, home renovation, painting, funeral, camera, nepotism ...
Place: europe
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Love by Design (2014)
Genre: Romance
Country: Romania
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After losing her dream job at a fashion magazine -- and her boyfriend, Danielle heads home to Romania. With the help of her colorful family, she rediscovers herself and her love of fashion.
Style: captivating, entertaining, romantic, light
Plot: starting over, design, fashion, magazine, designer, love and romance, new job, fashion designer, coping, romantic relationship, male female relationship, fashion model ...
Place: romania
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Seed of Chucky (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Romania
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Chucky and Tiffany are resurrected by their innocent son, Glen, and hit Hollywood, where a movie depicting the killer dolls' murder spree is underway.
Style: slasher, semi serious, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, killer doll, supernatural, objects come to life, pregnancy, urban legend, baby, homicidal maniac, filmmaking, psychopath, paparazzi ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 2000s, year 1998, 1990s ...
Place: england, usa, europe, los angeles
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Katalin Varga (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Romania, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the beautiful, otherworldly Carpathian Mountains a woman is traveling with a small boy in a horse and cart, looking to punish those who once abused her. For years, Katalin has been keeping a terrible secret. Hitchhiking with two men, she was ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: rape, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, buried truth, hidden truth, murder, obsession, revenge, rape and revenge, rape victim, gang rape, rape revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe, transylvania
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Hello! How Are You? (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Romania
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Musician Gabriel and dimpled dry-cleaning proprietress Gabriela live like two strangers who no longer see each other. But in humorous contrast to their staid, passionless lives, characters in a constant state of sexual arousal surround them. Their ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, atmospheric ...
Plot: love affair, romance, up and down relationship, sexual relations, couples, fall in love, dull life, emotionless, breakup, rivalry, society, mistaken identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania
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The Zero Theorem (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Romania, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.
Style: surreal, thought provoking, philosophical, cerebral, semi serious ...
Plot: loneliness, escape from reality, computers and web, computer system, computer genius, virtual reality, hacker, distopia, computer, uncover truth, future dystopia, society ...
Time: future
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