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1. Jan Svankmajer: The Complete Short Films (2007)

313 min | Animation

9.6
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Director: Jan Svankmajer

Votes: 9

2. The Visitors (1983– )
Episode: Návrat do budoucnosti (1983)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.9
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Who wants to tell old Drichlik, the great teacher, the good friend, that the expedition Adam'84 must disappear? No one.

Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Josef Bláha, Josef Dvorák, Dagmar Patrasová, Jirí Novotný

Votes: 11

3. The Visitors (1983– )
Episode: Po nás potopa (1983)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.9
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Adam appeared in the cabin of the great teacher. He should pick up an old cellar window. Philipp has to explain to the old man why they hid his pants.

Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Josef Bláha, Vlastimil Brodský, Josef Dvorák, Dagmar Patrasová

Votes: 11

4. The Visitors (1983– )
Episode: Stane se zítra (1983)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.9
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Journalist and writer Peter had taken a picture of the expedition that he and the whole town consider to be geometers. But the negative is empty.

Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Josef Bláha, Vlastimil Brodský, Josef Dvorák, Dagmar Patrasová

Votes: 11

5. L'oeil du cyclone (1991–1999)

27 min | Documentary, Animation, Comedy

8.6
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An alternative art program devoted to visual or sonorous curiosities, portraits of artists, artistic movements, but also various rarities, international archives, auteur and documentary ... See full summary »

Stars: Luc Moullet, Rémi Lange, Michèle Bernier, Antoine Parlebas

Votes: 8

6. The Collected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer: The Later Years Vol. 2 (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 86 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

8.3
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Compilation of animated and other shorts by Jan Svankmajer, a Czech surrealist filmmaker and artist whose work often inspired filmmakers, including Terry Gilliam and the Brothers Quay.

Directors: James Marsh, Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Monika Belo-Cabanová, Olga Vronská, Aleksandr Letko, Jan Zácek

Votes: 127

7. The Collected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer: The Early Years Vol. 1 (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 86 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

8.3
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Compilation of some of the early shorts of acclaimed Czech animator Jan Svankmajer.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Václav Borovicka, Juraj Herz, Ivan Kraus, Nad'a Munzarová

Votes: 172

8. The Visitors (1983– )
Episode: Návstevníci pricházejí (1983)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.3
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Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Josef Bláha, Josef Dvorák, Dagmar Patrasová, Jirí Novotný

Votes: 19

9. The Visitors (1983– )
Episode: Zeme roku 2484 (1983)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.3
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Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Josef Bláha, Josef Dvorák, Dagmar Patrasová, Jirí Novotný

Votes: 18

10. Food (1993)

17 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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BREAKFAST: After eating breakfast, a man is transformed into an elaborate dumb-waiter-style breakfast dispenser - and the same fate befalls the man who obtains breakfast from him. LUNCH: ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Ludvík Sváb, Bedrich Glaser, Jan Kraus, Pavel Marek

Votes: 2,665

11. Dimensions of Dialogue (1983)

12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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Three surreal depictions of failures of communication that occur on all levels of human society.

Director: Jan Svankmajer

Votes: 3,670

12. The Visitors (1983– )

30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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It's the year 2484 and the Earth is threatened by a rogue comet which could fatally change its orbit. The solution is surprising - Adam Bernau, the greatest genius of 20th century developed... See full summary »

Stars: Josef Bláha, Josef Dvorák, Dagmar Patrasová, Jirí Novotný

Votes: 562

13. The Visitors (1983– )
Episode: Hlavne nenápadne (1983)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Josef Bláha, Josef Dvorák, Dagmar Patrasová, Jirí Novotný

Votes: 12

14. The Visitors (1983– )
Episode: Peníze z hvezd (1983)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Josef Bláha, Vlastimil Brodský, Josef Dvorák, Dagmar Patrasová

Votes: 10

15. The Visitors (1983– )
Episode: Prozrazení (1983)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Josef Bláha, Vlastimil Brodský, Josef Dvorák, Dagmar Patrasová

Votes: 10

16. Darkness Light Darkness (1989)

Not Rated | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.9
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A human body gradually reconstructs itself as its various component parts crowd themselves into a small room and eventually, after much experimentation, sort out which part goes where.

Director: Jan Svankmajer

Votes: 4,044

17. The Three Veterans (1984)

96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.9
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Three veterans are given magic artifacts by elves that can magically create gold, servants and any other object. They encounter greedy characters and one of them falls in love with a princess.

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Petr Cepek, Josef Somr, Vida Neuwirthová

Votes: 950

18. The Visitors (1983– )
Episode: Akce: Sesit 1 (1983)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Josef Bláha, Josef Dvorák, Dagmar Patrasová, Jirí Novotný

Votes: 15

19. L'amour fou - Ludvík Sváb (1995)

50 min | Documentary

7.8
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Director: Martina Kudlácek | Stars: Ludvík Sváb, Jan Svankmajer, Eva Svankmajerová

Votes: 5

20. The Visitors (1983– )
Episode: Génius v hladomorne (1983)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.8
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Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Josef Bláha, Josef Dvorák, Dagmar Patrasová, Jirí Novotný

Votes: 11

21. The Visitors (1983– )
Episode: Stav nouze (1983)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.8
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Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Josef Bláha, Vlastimil Brodský, Josef Dvorák, Dagmar Patrasová

Votes: 10

22. The Visitors (1983– )
Episode: Výprava do minula (1983)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.8
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Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Josef Bláha, Josef Dvorák, Dagmar Patrasová, Jirí Novotný

Votes: 13

23. Adele's Dinner (1978)

102 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.7
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When the famous detective Nick Carter visits Prague, he becomes involved in strange case of a missing dog and even stranger carnivorous plant. He becomes convinced that he is standing ... See full summary »

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Michal Docolomanský, Rudolf Hrusínský, Milos Kopecký, Václav Lohniský

Votes: 1,333

24. Skalpel, prosím (1985)

114 min | Drama

7.7
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Director: Jirí Svoboda | Stars: Miroslav Machácek, Jana Brejchová, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Barbara Brylska

Votes: 79

25. Byt (1968)

13 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.7
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A nondescript man is trapped in a sinister flat, where nothing seems to obey the laws of nature.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Ivan Kraus, Juraj Herz

Votes: 1,510

26. The Visitors (1983– )
Episode: Pulnocní kolotoc (1983)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Josef Bláha, Josef Dvorák, Dagmar Patrasová, Jirí Novotný

Votes: 11

27. The Visitors (1983– )
Episode: Sólo pro návstevníky (1983)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Josef Bláha, Vlastimil Brodský, Josef Dvorák, Dagmar Patrasová

Votes: 11

28. The Visitors (1983– )
Episode: Tajemství velkého ucitele (1983)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Josef Bláha, Josef Dvorák, Dagmar Patrasová, Jirí Novotný

Votes: 11

29. Frankenstein's Aunt (1987)

53 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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Aunt Frankenstein arrives to her nephew's castle to set things right and to clean the family name. Could she hope to work out the consensus between the angry villagers and the castle's supernatural inhabitants?

Stars: Viveca Lindfors, Martin Hreben, Gerhard Karzel, Barbara De Rossi

Votes: 273

30. Kyvadlo, jáma a nadeje (1984)

15 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.6
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A horrifying, surrealist version of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum" directed by the masterful animator Jan Svankmajer.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Star: Jan Zácek

Votes: 843

31. Do pivnice (1983)

15 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.6
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A little girl goes down to the basement cellar to fetch some potatoes, and finds all her hidden fears about the cellar depicted in animated form.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Monika Belo-Cabanová, Olga Vronská, Aleksandr Letko

Votes: 882

32. Alice (1988)

Not Rated | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.5
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A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Kristýna Kohoutová, Camilla Power

Votes: 10,701

33. The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians (1981)

97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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In 1897, in a castle near the town of Werewolfville in the Carpathians, a slightly deranged Professor Orfanik experiments with his new inventions which include, even at this early date, television and a film camera.

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Michal Docolomanský, Evelyna Steimarová, Vlastimil Brodský, Milos Kopecký

Votes: 1,044

34. The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia (1991)

10 min | Animation, Short

7.5
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A bust of Stalin is cut open on an operating table, leading to an elaborate animated depiction of Czech history from 1948 (the Communist takeover) to 1989 (the Velvet Revolution). Some ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Svankmajer

Votes: 1,114

35. Manly Games (1988)

Not Rated | 14 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.5
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A man sits down to watch a football match, which seems to consist of the players being violently mutilated in various inventive ways. The players then leave the football pitch and invade ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Star: Miroslav Kuchar

Votes: 1,022

36. Lesson Faust (1994)

97 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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An ordinary man is lured into a strange puppet theatre by a map and finds himself embroiled in a production of the Faustian legend.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Petr Cepek, Jan Kraus, Vladimír Kudla, Antonin Zacpal

Votes: 3,298

37. Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Six people unknowingly form a cycle of masturbation as they each cause others to privately indulge in their fetishes.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Petr Meissel, Gabriela Wilhelmová, Barbora Hrzánová, Anna Wetlinská

Votes: 2,991

38. The Garden (1968)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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Josef shows his friend Frank his garden and his rabbits. Frank is most interested in the unsettling fact that Josef's garden fence is entirely made up of living people holding hands.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Jirí Hálek, Ludek Kopriva, Míla Myslíková, Václav Borovicka

Votes: 577

39. Frankenstein's Aunt (1987)
Episode: Die Hochzeit (1987)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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Director: Juraj Jakubisko | Stars: Viveca Lindfors, Martin Hreben, Bolek Polívka, Gerhard Karzel

Votes: 7

40. Greedy Guts (2000)

132 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

When a childless couple learn that they cannot have children, it causes great distress. To ease his wife's pain, the man finds a piece of root in the backyard and chops it and varnishes it into the shape of a child. However the woman takes the root as her baby and starts to pretend that it is real. When the root takes life they seem to have gained a child; but its appetite is much greater than a ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Veronika Zilková, Jan Hartl, Jaroslava Kretschmerová, Pavel Nový

Votes: 5,726 | Gross: $0.12M

41. Lunacy (2005)

Not Rated | 118 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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63 Metascore

A man takes up residence with a mysterious marquis and is soon persuaded to enter into an asylum for preventative therapy. Things are not what they seem, and the marquis may be even more sinister than what the young man may've predicted.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Jan Tríska, Pavel Liska, Anna Geislerová, Martin Huba

Votes: 3,309 | Gross: $0.05M

42. Surviving Life (Theory and Practice) (2010)

109 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.3
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The film uses a mix of cut-out animation from photographs and live-action segments, and tells the story of a married man who lives a double life in his dreams, where he is married to another woman.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Václav Helsus, Klára Issová, Zuzana Krónerová, Daniela Bakerová

Votes: 1,154

43. Jabberwocky (1971)

14 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.2
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Lewis Carroll's poem is read and followed by a free-form animated depiction of images and toys from childhood, repeatedly overturned by a live cat.

Director: Jan Svankmajer

Votes: 1,178

44. Punch and Judy (1966)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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Two puppets, Punch and Joey, do battle to the death over the custody of a live guinea pig.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Nad'a Munzarová, Jirí Procházka, Bohuslav Srámek

Votes: 888

45. Meat Love (1989)

1 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Two pieces of meat fall in love.

Director: Jan Svankmajer

Votes: 1,915

46. The Ossuary (1970)

Not Rated | 10 min | Documentary, Short, Horror

7.1
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A non-narrative voyage round Sedlec Ossuary, which has been constructed from over 50,000 human skeletons (victims of the Black Death).

Director: Jan Svankmajer

Votes: 691

47. Frankenstein's Aunt (1987)
Episode: Das Automobil (1987)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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Director: Juraj Jakubisko | Stars: Viveca Lindfors, Martin Hreben, Gerhard Karzel, Barbara De Rossi

Votes: 7

48. Hra s kameny (1967)

8 min | Animation, Short

7.0
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Stones of different shapes and colors live and die together.

Director: Jan Svankmajer

Votes: 889

49. Picknick mit Weismann (1969)

11 min | Animation, Short

7.0
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Various objects are having a sunny outing together in the nature.

Director: Jan Svankmajer

Votes: 743

50. Don Sajn (1971)

30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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The age-old story of Don Juan, played by giant puppets.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Star: Frantisek Filipovský

Votes: 395



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