Good & Great Romanian films

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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: 53,780 | Gross: $1.19M

3. Milionari de weekend (2004)

90 min | Comedy

Romania. The near future. The Russian Federation gives back the Thesaurus to Romania. Three boys and a girl, a dog, thieves, mobsters and a bag with millions. All in a summer weekend. Live the moment, take the money, the car and... Run!

Director: Cãtãlin Saizescu | Stars: Andi Vasluianu, Maria Dinulescu, Mihai Bendeac, Tudor Chirila

Votes: 1,154

4. 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: 686

5. 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: 675

6. 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: 4,759

7. 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: 7,384

8. 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: 934

9. Next Stop Paradise (1998)

PG-13 | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

The Bucharest's suburb, a torrid summer day. Norica, a waitress and Mitu, a swineherd, meet and tease each other and starts a beverage competition. Their relationship is not just a ... See full summary »

Director: Lucian Pintilie | Stars: Costel Cascaval, Dorina Chiriac, Gheorghe Visu, Victor Rebengiuc

Votes: 1,951

10. Ryna (2005)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

In a small community in the Danube Delta that wavers between old traditions and new material aspirations, a teenager, Ryna, pays a heavy price in a search of her own identity.

Director: Ruxandra Zenide | Stars: Dorotheea Petre, Valentin Popescu, Matthieu Rozé, Nicolae Praida

Votes: 440

11. Love Sick (2006)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

Love. It just happens. No rules. It may look sick, but it's deep and it hurts. For everyone, Alex and Kiki are just good friends. They happen to be two girls experiencing another kind of love. For their family, Kiki and Sandu are sister and brother who sometimes fight. They happen to be lovers. Love Sick is about their stories.

Director: Tudor Giurgiu | Stars: Maria Popistasu, Ioana Barbu, Tudor Chirila, Catalina Murgea

Votes: 2,699

12. 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: 2,324

13. WebSiteStory (2010)

82 min | Action, Drama

In a world where any teenager can film with his own mobile phone and post all kinds of things on the Internet, Laura, an 18-year-old girl, spends a night in a club with her friend Mira.

Director: Dan Chisu | Stars: Crina Semciuc, Diana Gursca, Oreste Alexandru Scarlat Teodorescu, Constantin Bojog

Votes: 585

14. 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: 835

16. Everybody in Our Family (2012)

107 min | Drama

Marius is a divorced man in his late thirties. His five year-old daughter Sofia lives with her mother, which causes Marius a deep frustration. On the day Marius arrives to take his daughter... See full summary »

Director: Radu Jude | Stars: Serban Pavlu, Sofia Nicolaescu, Gabriel Spahiu, Mihaela Sirbu

Votes: 1,278

17. Stuff and Dough (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

A newbie agrees to deliver the wrong merchandise for money. He will learn soon that this trip will change his views about life, forever.

Director: Cristi Puiu | Stars: Alexandru Papadopol, Dragos Bucur, Ioana Flora, Luminita Gheorghiu

Votes: 1,657

18. 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: 743

19. The World According to Ion B. (2009)

60 min | Documentary

Ion Barladeanu is on his way to becoming an important contemporary artist, but in May 2008 he was still a tramp on the streets of Bucharest.

Director: Alexander Nanau | Star: Ion Barladeanu

Votes: 348

20. 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: 487

21. Toto and His Sisters (2014)

94 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

Totonel (10) and his sisters, Andreea (14) and Ana (17), are waiting for their mother to come back home from prison. As they grow up, each of them learns how to survive on their own, hoping... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Nanau | Stars: Hovarth Ilie Nicusor Gabriel Petre, Andreea Violeta Petre, Ana-Maria Badulescu Petre, Siminica Badulescu Petre

Votes: 415

22. Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2010)

163 min | Action, Drama, History

The story of anti-communist partisans in post-World War II Romania.

Director: Constantin Popescu | Stars: Constantin Dita, Bogdan Dumitrache, Ionut Caras, Catalin Babliuc

Votes: 759

23. Bibliothèque Pascal (2010)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama

In order to regain custody of her daughter, whom she left in the care of her fortune-telling aunt, Mona must tell a social worker her story. The tale she spins---and the movie we watch---is... See full summary »

Director: Szabolcs Hajdu | Stars: Orsolya Török-Illyés, Oana Pellea, Razvan Vasilescu, Andi Vasluianu

Votes: 1,678

24. The Unsaved (2013)

80 min | Drama

The Unsaved is a drama about about a Sancho Panza and not a Don Quijote. It's about the every day's non-hero facing circumstances and not adventures, it's about Viorel, a 25-year-old ... See full summary »

Director: Igor Cobileanski | Stars: Igor Babiac, Sergiu Voloc, Ela Ionescu, Igor Caras-Romanov

Votes: 360

25. Kino Caravan (2009)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

On a rainy day, two guys arrive in a small village with film and a projector in their car. No one from the village comes to meet them. What happened? Who are they? The not knowing relays no... See full summary »

Director: Titus Muntean | Stars: Dorian Boguta, Eduard Cirlan, Mircea Diaconu, Alexandru Georgescu

Votes: 222

26. Wedding in Bessarabia (2009)

92 min | Comedy

Love and wedding business in the time of transition.

Director: Nap Toader | Stars: Vlad Logigan, Victoria Bobu, Constantin Florescu, Igor Kistol

Votes: 968

27. 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: 12,006

28. Marilena from P7 (2006)

48 min | Drama, Fantasy

Andrei, a 13-year-old teenager living on Bucharest outskirts, decides one day to steal a trolleybus in order to impress Marilena, a prostitute he fell in love with.

Director: Cristian Nemescu | Stars: Gabriel Huian, Madalina Ghitescu, Gabriel Spahiu, Aura Calarasu

Votes: 1,890

29. Katalin Varga (2009)

82 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Strickland | Stars: Hilda Péter, Norbert Tankó, László Mátray, Roberto Giacomello

Votes: 2,401

30. White Gate (2014)

86 min | Drama

Adrian and Ninel are among the inmates crammed into the freight cars that have just arrived in one of the forced labor camps of the Danube-Black Sea Canal. Among those convicted, there are ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolae Margineanu | Stars: Cristian Bota, Sergiu Bucur, Radu Bânzaru, Madalina Craiu

Votes: 146

31. Schimb valutar (2008)

98 min | Drama

How far can one person go to try and reclaim what they have lost? In a country town, Emil (Cosmin Selesi) becomes unemployed when the factory where he worked closes. After his wife loses ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolae Margineanu | Stars: Cosmin Selesi, Aliona Munteanu, Andi Vasluianu, Doru Ana

Votes: 346

33. Silent Wedding (2008)

87 min | Comedy, Drama, History

In a small isolated village, in 1953, a wedding is interrupted by the news about the death of Stalin. Because any public celebration is forbidden, they decide to turn the happy event into a silent wedding.

Director: Horatiu Malaele | Stars: Meda Andreea Victor, Alexandru Potocean, Valentin Teodosiu, Alexandru Bindea

Votes: 5,138

34. Vulpe - vânator (1993)

102 min | Drama, History

Inspired by the overthrow of the Ceausescu regime in Romania, this novelistic feature examines the questions of a society after a revolution has happened, such as guilt and atonement and ... See full summary »

Director: Stere Gulea | Stars: George Alexandru, Cristina Catalina, Dan Condurache, Mara Grigore

Votes: 138

35. The World Is Mine (2015)

104 min | Drama

'The World Is Mine' is about a teenager's drama in the 2000s, focusing on the story of Larisa (Ana Maria Guran), a regular teenager from Constanta, Romania. Larisa wants a lot from life: ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolae Constantin Tanase | Stars: Ana Maria Guran, Crina Muresan, Mircea Rusu, Ana Vatamanu

Votes: 738

36. 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: 6,012 | Gross: $0.10M

37. Sieranevada (2016)

173 min | Comedy, Drama

82 Metascore

Centers around a family gathering on the anniversary of a patriarch's recent death.

Director: Cristi Puiu | Stars: Mara Elena Andrei, Mirela Apostu, Eugenia Bosânceanu, Ana Branescu

Votes: 3,953

38. Eastern Business (2016)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

Two friends begin a journey full of adventures in Eastern Europe, trying to make it in business and fulfill their long-time dreams.

Director: Igor Cobileanski | Stars: Ion Sapdaru, Constantin Puscasu, Daniel Busuioc, Anne Marie Chertic

Votes: 622

39. Funeralii fericite (2013)

111 min | Comedy

Three heavy boozers - a Romanian (Horatiu Malaele), a Russian (Igor Caras-Romanov) and a Bulgarian (Mihai Gruia Sandu) - are tripling away their... happiness, into vodka, at "The Happy ... See full summary »

Director: Horatiu Malaele | Stars: Horatiu Malaele, Crina Semciuc, Igor Caras-Romanov, Sandu Mihai Gruia

Votes: 182

40. One Step Behind the Seraphim (2017)

150 min | Drama

A group of freshmen in an orthodox college are introduced in a world of cons, pleasure and money, but they soon discover that's not the way one's life should be lead.

Director: Daniel Sandu | Stars: Stefan Iancu, Vlad Ivanov, Toto Dumitrescu, Cristian Bota

Votes: 2,030

42. A Clod of Clay (1989)

84 min | Drama

A film about the friendship between Ion Creanga and Mihai Eminescu.

Director: Nicolae Margineanu | Stars: Emilia Dobrin, Tudorel Filimon, Ilie Gâlea, Cristian Hadjiculea

Votes: 173

43. A Film for Friends (2011)

58 min | Comedy, Drama

Considering that his life is a failure, a man records himself leaving a video-message to his loved ones. After this message, which tackles, in funny and sad ways, a lot of issues, both ... See full summary »

Director: Radu Jude | Stars: Serban Pavlu, Gabriel Spahiu

Votes: 83

44. Oul de cuc (2010)

90 min | Action

A story of friendship and betrayal between two escaped convicts hunted by the law at every step.

Director: Ioan Cãrmãzan | Stars: Bogdan Dumitrache, Rudy Rosenfeld, Gabriel Spahiu, Andi Vasluianu

Votes: 27

45. 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: 1,012