Filme Romanesti (romanian movies)

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1. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

97 Metascore

A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania.

Director: Cristian Mungiu | Stars: Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, Alexandru Potocean

Votes: 53,542 | Gross: $1.19M

Palme D'or - 2007

2. Child's Pose (2013)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

77 Metascore

After the terrible news of a fatal car accident involving her son, a desperate mother will do anything in her power to set her child free.

Director: Cãlin Peter Netzer | Stars: Luminita Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Natasa Raab, Ilinca Goia

Votes: 7,399 | Gross: $0.09M

Golden Bear - 2013

3. Beyond the Hills (2012)

Not Rated | 152 min | Drama

79 Metascore

The friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.

Director: Cristian Mungiu | Stars: Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta, Dana Tapalaga

Votes: 10,944 | Gross: $0.11M

Exceptional !!!

4. Tuesday, After Christmas (2010)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, Romance

81 Metascore

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 Christmas.

Director: Radu Muntean | Stars: Mimi Branescu, Mirela Oprisor, Maria Popistasu, Victor Rebengiuc

Votes: 4,069 | Gross: $0.03M

5. 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

A local talk show host organizes an alcoholic professor and a pensioner known for playing Santa Claus to decide whether there was ever a revolution in their town Vaslui.

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu | Stars: Mircea Andreescu, Teodor Corban, Ion Sapdaru, Mirela Cioaba

Votes: 6,726 | Gross: $0.09M

6. Then I Sentenced Them All to Death (1972)

103 min | War, Drama

In order to avoid reprisals from the Wehrmacht for the murder of a soldier, intellectuals from a Romanian village try to convince Ipu, the village idiot, to take the blame for the murder and save everybody.

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: Amza Pellea, Cristian Sofron, Ion Besoiu, Gheorghe Dinica

Votes: 793

7. The Crazy Stranger (1997)

Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A man is looking for a singer he had heard on cassette. He finds much more.

Director: Tony Gatlif | Stars: Romain Duris, Rona Hartner, Izidor Serban, Ovidiu Balan

Votes: 7,155 | Gross: $0.67M

  • " Gadjo Dilo "

8. Philanthropy (2002)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

Ovidiu, a high-school teacher looking for an extra buck, finds an unexpected way to earn easy money.

Director: Nae Caranfil | Stars: Mircea Diaconu, Gheorghe Dinica, Mara Nicolescu, Viorica Voda

Votes: 11,965

9. The Way I Spent the End of the World (2006)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

In communist era Romania, people live with hope for a new life of freedom.

Director: Cãtãlin Mitulescu | Stars: Dorotheea Petre, Timotei Duma, Ioan Albu, Sergiu Anghel

Votes: 2,889

10. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)

R | 153 min | Comedy, Drama

86 Metascore

Mr. Lãzãrescu, a dying old man, is shuttled from hospital to hospital by a loyal paramedic as doctors refuse to operate and no one can agree on a diagnosis.

Director: Cristi Puiu | Stars: Doru Ana, Monica Barladeanu, Alina Berzunteanu, Dorian Boguta

Votes: 12,555 | Gross: $0.08M

11. The Concert (2009)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

60 Metascore

Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was fired for hiring Jewish musicians. Now a mere cleaning man at the Bolshoi, he learns by ... See full summary »

Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Aleksey Guskov, Mélanie Laurent, Dmitriy Nazarov, François Berléand

Votes: 16,872 | Gross: $0.66M

12. If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010)

Unrated | 94 min | Drama

64 Metascore

Two weeks before his release, a teenage prisoner learns that his mother has returned home. Meanwhile, he finds himself in love with a student working in the penitentiary as an intern.

Director: Florin Serban | Stars: George Pistereanu, Ada Condeescu, Mihai Constantin, Clara Voda

Votes: 5,822 | Gross: $0.01M

13. Morgen (2010)

100 min | Drama

NELU, a man in his forties, works as a security guard at a supermarket in Salonta, a small town on the Romanian-Hungarian border. This is the place where many illegal emigrants try to cross... See full synopsis »

Directors: Marian Crisan, Anca Puiu | Stars: András Hatházi, Yilmaz Yalçin, Elvira Rimbu, Dorin C. Zachei

Votes: 931

14. Summer Holiday (2008)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Radu Muntean | Stars: Dragos Bucur, Anamaria Marinca, Mimi Branescu, Adrian Vancica

Votes: 1,945

15. The Paper Will Be Blue (2006)

95 min | Action, Drama

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.

Director: Radu Muntean | Stars: Paul Ipate, Adi Carauleanu, Dragos Bucur, Tudor Istodor

Votes: 1,939

16. The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (2010)

Not Rated | 180 min | Documentary, Biography, History

87 Metascore

The film explores the image of the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu using unknown official footage from the Romanian National Television and National Film Archives.

Director: Andrei Ujica | Stars: Nicolae Ceausescu, Elena Ceausescu, Stefan Andrei, Gheorghe Apostol

Votes: 1,318 | Gross: $0.03M

17. Aurora (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama

63 Metascore

An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a... See full summary »

Director: Cristi Puiu | Stars: Cristi Puiu, Clara Voda, Catrinel Dumitrescu, Luminita Gheorghiu

Votes: 1,464

Un film cu si de Cristi Puiu. Premii si festivaluri: Cannes 2010 (sectiunea Un Certain Regard), Premiul sectiunii competitionale East of the West a Festivalului International de Film de la Karlovy Vary, prezentarea filmului în toamna lui 2010 la Festivalul de film de la New York.

18. Loverboy (2011)

99 min | Drama, Thriller

A young man seduces poor girls in order to pass them to a prostitution ring.

Director: Cãtãlin Mitulescu | Stars: George Pistereanu, Ada Condeescu, Ion Besoiu, Clara Voda

Votes: 1,624

19. Elevator (2008)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

A boy and a girl, both teenagers, want to get away from the world and be alone for a while, so they hide in an abandoned factory on the outskirts. But there they fall in a trap of their own... See full summary »

Director: George Dorobantu | Stars: Cristi Petrescu, Iulia Verdes

Votes: 244

20. Ursul (2011)

80 min | Comedy

At the Bucharest Circus, the new young manager is trying to solve the major financial issues of the company by selling its only bear (old and about to die soon) to German hunters. But the ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Chisu | Stars: Serban Pavlu, Claudiu Bleont, Gabriel Spahiu, Mihai Constantin

Votes: 547

21. California Dreamin' (2007)

Not Rated | 155 min | Comedy, Drama, War

A railway chief delays a NATO train transporting military equipment during the war in Kosovo in 1999.

Director: Cristian Nemescu | Stars: Armand Assante, Jamie Elman, Razvan Vasilescu, Maria Dinulescu

Votes: 7,365

22. Niki and Flo (2003)

99 min | Drama

The hero is a retired army officer in the period of transition in Romania from the Communist rule to democracy. As many aged people during these times he loses a lot in position and ... See full summary »

Director: Lucian Pintilie | Stars: Victor Rebengiuc, Razvan Vasilescu, Coca Bloos, Mihaela Caracas

Votes: 671

23. Outbound (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Thriller

A drama about a woman who seems able to overcome everything for freedom, except for her past mistakes.

Director: Bogdan George Apetri | Stars: Ana Ularu, Andi Vasluianu, Ioana Flora, Mimi Branescu

Votes: 738

24. Supravietuitorul (2008)

106 min | Crime

After WWII "Comisarul Moldova" (Sergiu Nicolaescu / Petr Falc) spent years as a political prisoner of the communist regime. The favorite entertainment of the Russian Colonel in charge of ... See full summary »

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: Sergiu Nicolaescu, Petr Falc, Vladimir Gaitan, Cristian Motiu

Votes: 1,091

25. The Oak (1992)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

A description of Romania before Ceausescu's downfall, through the story of Nela. Daughter of a former colonel of the Securitate, the romanian political police. She refused to become as her ... See full summary »

Director: Lucian Pintilie | Stars: Maia Morgenstern, Razvan Vasilescu, Victor Rebengiuc, Dorel Visan

Votes: 2,252

  • " Balanta "

26. Maria (2003)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

Based on the true story of an impoverished, unemployed mother of seven living under subhuman conditions in a cave-like basement of a block of flats in newly post-communist Romania. When her... See full summary »

Director: Cãlin Peter Netzer | Stars: Diana Dumbrava, Horatiu Malaele, Serban Ionescu, Luminita Gheorghiu

Votes: 270

27. The Rage (2002)

83 min | Action, Drama

Two street racers must pay a $7000 debt in exactly 24 hours.

Director: Radu Muntean | Stars: Dragos Bucur, Dorina Chiriac, Andi Vasluianu, Adrian Tuli

Votes: 1,011

28. The Afternoon of a Torturer (2001)

80 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

A young journalist interviews a man who was a torturer during the early days of the communist regime in Romania.

Director: Lucian Pintilie | Stars: Gheorghe Dinica, Radu Beligan, Ioana Ana Macaria, Coca Bloos

Votes: 682

30. Angling (2008)

84 min | Drama

The story of some ordinary people who undergo a relationship crisis, as well as a consciousness crisis - people who find themselves in an extreme situation and give up their principles.

Director: Adrian Sitaru | Stars: Adrian Titieni, Ioana Flora, Maria Dinulescu, Alexandru Georgescu

Votes: 833

  • "Pescuit Sportiv"

31. Adalbert's Dream (2011)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

Adalbert's Dream mines the Romanian communist past for a dryly funny tale of ordinary people just getting on with their lives.

Director: Gabriel Achim | Stars: Gabriel Spahiu, Doru Ana, Ozana Oancea, Anca Androne

Votes: 206

32. Bless You, Prison (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

Based on Nicole Valery-Grossu's European best seller autobiographic novel "Bless you, prison", the film is a true story, with real events and characters. A young intellectual woman, Nicole,... See full summary »

Director: Nicolae Margineanu | Stars: Maria Ploae, Dorina Lazar, Ecaterina Nazare, Maria Rotaru

Votes: 485

33. Vlad Tepes (1979)

114 min | Drama, History

Vlad Tepes, otherwise known as Vlad the Impaler and Dracula, fights the Ottoman Turks on the battlefield and the Hungarian Boyars in his court.

Director: Doru Nastase | Stars: Stefan Sileanu, Ernest Maftei, Emanoil Petrut, Teofil Vâlcu

Votes: 921

34. Somewhere in Palilula (2012)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama

"Somewhere in Palilula" tells the story of Serafim, a fresh graduate of a medical school, in 60's Romania. He is brought by destiny to the strange town of Palilula. Nowhere, that is. ... See full summary »

Director: Silviu Purcarete | Stars: Anne Marie Chertic, Constantin Chiriac, Paul Chiributa, Mihai Chirila

Votes: 863

35. Of Snails and Men (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

The story of one man who tries to save his car factory

Director: Tudor Giurgiu | Stars: Andi Vasluianu, Monica Barladeanu, Dorel Visan, Jean-François Stévenin

Votes: 1,995

36. Chasing Rainbows (2012)

104 min | Comedy

A story about the illusion of getting rich in Romania. In a country where stories of striking it rich are everywhere, anyone thinks such a thing is not only possible, but it's easily ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Chisu | Stars: Adrian Titieni, Ionut Visan, Anca Florescu, Catalin Bordea

Votes: 436

37. Domestic (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Domestic is a story about people who eat the animals they love and animals who love people unconditionally. A rabbit, a hen, a cat, a dog and a dove pass through the lives of the main characters and influence their evolution.

Director: Adrian Sitaru | Stars: Adrian Titieni, Gheorghe Ifrim, Ioana Flora, Clara Voda

Votes: 444

38. Rocker (2012)

90 min | Drama

A desperate father deals with the problems of his drug addicted son.

Directors: Marian Crisan, Anca Puiu | Stars: Dan Chiorean, Alin State, Ofelia Popii, Razvan Corneci

Votes: 243

39. Aferim! (2015)

Not Rated | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

Set in early 19th century Romania, a policeman, Costandin, is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife.

Director: Radu Jude | Stars: Teodor Corban, Mihai Comanoiu, Toma Cuzin, Alexandru Dabija

Votes: 5,981 | Gross: $0.10M

40. The Phantom Father (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

American professor Robert Traum embarks on an adventurous and amusing journey through Bucovina to find Sami the projectionist, the only person alive that can tell him anything about his ... See full summary »

Director: Lucian Georgescu | Stars: Marcel Iures, Barry Gifford, Mihaela Sirbu, Valer Dellakeza

Votes: 438

41. The Japanese Dog (2013)

86 min | Drama

When a flood strikes Costache's village in Romania, his wife Maria and all of their possessions are swept away. Now in a village shelter, Costache refuses to sell his land and move onward. ... See full summary »

Director: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu | Stars: Victor Rebengiuc, Serban Pavlu, Laurentiu Lazar, Ioana Abur

Votes: 424

43. Miss Christina (2013)

101 min | Horror, Mystery

When two lovers arrive at the mansion where the girl grew up, they are haunted by a beautiful seductive ghost.

Director: Alexandru Maftei | Stars: Tudor Istodor, Maia Morgenstern, Ioana Anastasia Anton, Dumitrescu Anastasia

Votes: 713

44. Tales from the Golden Age (2009)

Not Rated | 155 min | Comedy, History

68 Metascore

Several urban legends of Communist Romania are dramatized.

Directors: Hanno Höfer, Razvan Marculescu, Cristian Mungiu, Constantin Popescu, Ioana Uricaru | Stars: Diana Cavallioti, Radu Iacoban, Vlad Ivanov, Tania Popa

Votes: 4,720

45. Police, Adjective (2009)

Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama