Best Yugoslav Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Yugoslav Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: realistic, cult film, serious, thought provoking, humorous and touching. Plot: female nudity, blood, nudity (full frontal - brief), father son relationship, murder, love and romance, bare breasts, male nudity, society and train. Genre: Drama, Comedy and War. Country: Yugoslavia, UK and Hong Kong.
Best Yugoslav Movies
Best Yugoslav Movies
TOP Movies: The Marathon Family (1982), Who's Singin' Over There? (1980), Balkan Spy (1984), The Elusive Summer of '68 (1984), Escape from Sobibor (1987), Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981), Strangler vs Strangler (1984), Battle of Kosovo (1989), Variola Vera (1982), Armour of God (1986), Special Education (1977), Walter Defends Sarajevo (1972), A Tight Spot (1982), The Promising Boy (1981), Balkan Express (1983), The Beauty of Vice (1986), Zika's Dynasty (1985), Tight Skin 2 (1987), The Magician's Hat (1990), All That Jack's (1980).

List of Best Movies

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: realistic, not serious, sincere, witty, humorous ...
Plot: murder, family business, cemetery, parents and children, family relations, fall in love, farce, workplace, pianist, corporate world, crematorium, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, serbia
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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: bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, bus, gypsy, passenger, war, clergy, heroes, newlyweds, hapless, anti war, on the road, wartime life ...
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, belgrade
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 8.9
 11K
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: humorous, disturbing, dark humor, thought provoking, semi serious ...
Plot: espionage, satire, paranoia, josef stalin, politics, dishonesty, amateur detective, state affairs, social relations, society, human nature, mistaken identity ...
Time: 50s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, belgrade
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When Father Was Away on Business (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Tito's break-up with Stalin in 1948 marked the beginning of not only confusing, but also very dangerous years for many hard-core Yugoslav communists. A careless remark about the newspaper cartoon is enough for Mesha to join many arrested ...
Style: emotional, humorous, offbeat, touching, realistic ...
Plot: politics, communism, circumcision, womanizer, society, youth, state affairs, coming of age, rehabilitation, love and romance, re-education, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, europe, bosnia
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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: sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: fall in love, family relations, revolution, coming of age, romance, youth, love and romance, state affairs, political unrest, chaos and mayhem, teenage life, bare breasts ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, balkan, prague ...
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Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: concentration camp, escape, world war two, captivity, pow, genocide, brutality, violence, against humanity, corporal punishment, holocaust, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe
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National Class Category Up to 785 Ccm (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: One week in the life of Branimir Mitrovic "Floyd", a young rally driver from the National Class (up to 785 ccm), dreaming of promotion to the higher category. He lives a carefree life of a Belgrade dandy boy, neglecting his girlfriend, ...
Plot: drag racing, driver, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, on the run, rain, automobile racing, mud, con artists, male female relationship
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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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, hypnosis, pimp, terminal illness, society, life is a bitch, love and romance, youth, hopes, criminal heroes, politics, romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: sarajevo, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina
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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: dark humor, cult film
Plot: killing spree, strangulation, anonymous letter, serial killer, telepathy, carnation, ear, rock concert, blood, police investigation, dominant woman, radio station ...
Time: 80s
Place: yugoslavia, balkan, former yugoslavia, belgrade, serbia ...
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Battle of Kosovo (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Battle of Kosovo (Serbian: Boj na Kosovu) is a 1989 Yugoslav historical drama/war film filmed in Serbia. The film was based on the drama written by poet Ljubomir Simovic. It depicts the historical Battle of Kosovo between Medieval Serbia and the ...
Style: light, dark, epic
Plot: battle, battles, historical event, battlefield, horse, death of father, song, sword, painting, cow, traitor, husband wife relationship ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: kosovo, turkey
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 8.2
 2K
Variola Vera (1982)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The subject of the film is the 1972 outbreak of smallpox in Yugoslavia, more specifically the events related to the epidemic and the subsequent quarantine at Belgrade's General Hospital. The film follows the journey of a Kosovar pilgrim on his ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, serious, scary
Plot: catastrophe, chaos, infected, doctors and patients, isolation, plague, hospital, terminal illness, chases and races, life is a bitch, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: former yugoslavia, serbia, yugoslavia
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 7.1
 18K
Armour of God (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong, Yugoslavia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as Asian Hawk, an Indiana Jones-style adventurer looking to make a fortune in exotic antiquities. After Hawk discovers a mysterious sword in Africa, a band of Satan-worshipping monks kidnap his ex-girlfriend Lorelei, demanding the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, chase, treasure hunt, treasure, kidnapping, adventurer, auction, daring rescue, danger, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, hong kong, china, tokyo, spain ...
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Special Education (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Educator and those educated in a home for juvenile delinquents in the same test: approach, take a peek into his soul to become a man. The story of a minor, neglected boys-offenders and their teachers who try to reject the old methods of ...
Plot: police officer, car accident, education, hitchhiking, juvenile detention, escape, teaching, juvenile delinquency, runaway, teen angst, friend, thief ...
Place: belgrade
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Walter Defends Sarajevo (1972)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Valter brani Sarajevo (English: Walter Defends Sarajevo, German: Walter verteidigt Sarajewo) is a Yugoslav partisan drama film that takes place during World War. Walter Defends Sarajevo takes place in Sarajevo, Bosnia against the German withdrawal ...
Plot: machine gun, tank, fight, train, secret base, traitor, nazi, fuel, partisan, mission, church, commando ...
Place: sarajevo
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 8.2
 3K
A Tight Spot (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At 56 years of age Mita Pantić (Nikola Simić) is still only a junior clerk in his company. Another typical workday for him is starting at 6 a.m. as frustration awaits at every turn from the moment he gets up. Trying to get ready to go to work, he ...
Style: cult film
Plot: clerk, overpopulation, corruption, boss, brother sister relationship, lawyer, father daughter relationship, family relations, honda, motorcycle, football, lodger ...
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The Promising Boy (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A normal boy receives a blow to the head which sets him off to perform rebellious acts.
Plot: head injury, rebellion, rebel, strange behavior, high society, oral sex, post punk, car accident, satire, female nudity, rock band, motorcycle ...
Place: belgrade
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Balkan Express (1983)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this entertaining, clever satire, it is the beginning of World War II and a group of con artists and thieves decide to pose as musicians under the rubric "The Balkan Express".
Plot: band, con artists, musician, german, gestapo, partisan, thief, execution, fear, train, colonel, machine gun ...
Time: year 1941
Place: serbia, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
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The Beauty of Vice (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the mountains of Montenegro people have lived by strict and Draconian laws for centuries, almost untouched by modern civilization. However, a young couple are going to seek their fortune on the more liberal coast and there they find jobs in the ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: nudist camp, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, swimming, couples, life turned upside down, innocence lost, couple relations, resort, culture clash, tradition, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: montenegro, former yugoslavia, macedonia
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Zika's Dynasty (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Misa is already a teenager but with little interest in girls and much for his violin. Two granddads, Zika and Milan, are worried for their grandson who may 'deviate' like Steven from "Dynasty", the show they like to watch. ...
Style: cult film
Plot: housekeeper, violinist, prostitute, violin, youth, love, breasts, pubic hair, grandfather grandson relationship, female nudity, beach, doctor ...
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 2K
Tight Skin 2 (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: At 56 years of age Mita Pantić (Nikola Simić) is still only a junior clerk in his company. Another typical workday for him is starting at 6 a.m. as frustration awaits at every turn from the moment he gets up. Trying to get ready to go to work, he ...
Style: cult film
Plot: clerk, driver, homosexual, singer, lodger, snoring, turkish, train, debt, boss
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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: beard, worker, father, hospital, homeless man, hill, girl, bus, obese woman, song, wrestler, butt naked ...
Place: yugoslavia, belgrade, former yugoslavia
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The Magician's Hat (1990)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Thistle the magician and his forest friends take on the emperor Mrazomor and his horde of ice witches.
Plot: seal the animal, penguins, volcano, seal, ice, dragon, rabbit, forest, fairy, hedgehog
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All That Jack's (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The staff of elementary school prepare the retirement party for their cleaning woman. The complicated relations within the school will emerge to the surface on the same night.
Plot: satire, investigator, education, housekeeper, hate, immaturity, retirement, party, school, investigation, male female relationship, sexual harassment ...
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
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I Even Met Happy Gypsies (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The protagonist, Bora, is a charming but mean-spirited gypsy, while his older wife, Lence, is submissive. Bora is in love with the younger Tisa, who is being offered in marriage by her father. The two get themselves in trouble and eventually have to ...
Plot: broken glass, mud, feather, gypsy, blood, murder, incest rape, alcohol, tv set, child smoking, attempted murder, drunkenness ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: belgrade, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
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The She-Butterfly (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Story follows young man Strahinja who is in love with a local beauty Radojka, but their relationship has an obstacle - her father Zivan, who considers Strahinja as nothing but a loser. To prove that he's able to take care of himself and his ...
Style: surprise ending, cult film
Plot: vampire, cult, mill, female vampire, father in law, suitor, engagement, coffin, haunted, fangs, butterfly
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 849
A Holy Place (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sveto mesto (A Holy Place, 1990) is based on a literary classic, Nikolai Gogol's 1835 short story, 'Viy'. However, Kadijevic uses it only as a starting point for his own explorations into the dark side of eroticism. Gogol's story ...
Style: macabre
Plot: prayer, coffin, pentagram, femme fatale, lesbian, incest, church, father, witch, witchcraft
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 772
Hey Babu Riba (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1985, four middle-aged Yugoslav emigres return to Belgrade for the funeral of Mariana, their beautiful compatriot. They called her Esther, for Esther Williams, she was the coxswain for their four-man rowing team, and they each loved her. ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, society, politics, coming of age, youth, reunion, haunted by the past, young lovers, teenage life, music band, lifestyle, friendship ...
Time: 50s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
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Truckers Ride Again (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: New adventures of truck drivers Jare and Paja, long-time fellow associates and close friends. Jare is forced to pay off his debt for the loans he was raising to build a house for his numerous family. He must find heaps of money as soon as possible, ...
Plot: household, gang of thieves, friends, fair, folk music, restaurant, debt, truck, river, truck driver
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March on the River Drina (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: One Serbian army battery in the First World War, in forced march with no stopping and rest, arrives to Cer and, in decisive moment, enters the fight and throws off Austrian troops which penetrated into the country. This is not only the chronicle of ...
Style: epic
Plot: train, song, singing, rain, world war one, murder, slap, night, battle, epic battle, headstone, general ...
Time: year 1914
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 4K
Taras Bulba (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Cossacks of Eastern Europe join the Poles to rid the Turks from the Steps of Europe. In return for their aid, the Poles agree to give control of the Steps to the Cossacks. After the battle, however, the Poles back out of their agreement and ...
Style: epic, touching, atmospheric, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: cossack, heroes, battles, forbidden love, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, parents and children, rebelliousness, adventure, rebellion, military, tragic love ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe, russia, kiev ukraine ...
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