Czech sci-fi and fantasy: 1980s

by Invisible2015 | created - 24 Aug 2015 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

List of Czech fantasy and sci-fi films (+ some tv productions and tv series) from years 1980-1989

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1. Alice (1988)

Not Rated | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland.

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

Votes: 10,441

3. 'Babicky dobíjejte presne!' (1984)

101 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A family purchases a home robot designed to look like a grandmum. Their neighbours immediately buy a more expensivve model as the two families always try to up the other one. Both grandmums... See full synopsis »

Director: Ladislav Rychman | Stars: Jirí Lábus, Daniela Kolárová, Libuse Havelková, Jana Dítetová

Votes: 76

4. Rumburak (1985)

90 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Wizarding criminal Rumburak, exiled to the Mortal Realm, uses a supercomputer to recreate his lost spell formulas. His software falls into the hands of humans, chaos ensues, and Rumburak suddenly finds himself on the side of good.

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Jirí Lábus, Jirina Bohdalová, Vlastimil Hasek, Eva Jenickova

Votes: 211

5. Visitors from the Arkana Galaxy (1981)

82 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A science fiction writer is gifted with the ability to materialize his thoughts and inadvertently brings a group of aliens to Earth.

Director: Dusan Vukotic | Stars: Zarko Potocnjak, Lucie Zulová, Ksenia Prohaska, Jasminka Alic

Votes: 298

9. Frankenstein's Aunt (1987)

53 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

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: 269

11. Ferat Vampire (1982)

90 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A doctor Marek is shocked when his beloved nurse Mima signs a contract with foreign car manufacturer Ferat, in order to work for them as a rally-driver. A fellow doctor makes him believe ... See full summary »

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Jirí Menzel, Dagmar Havlová, Jana Brezková, Petr Cepek

Votes: 377

13. Za humny je drak (1983)

91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The beautiful Princess Liduska is in love with Patocka, the handsome son of a charcoal-burner, and wants to marry him. On her eighteenth birthday, however, a nasty Dragon comes down from of... See full summary »

Director: Radim Cvrcek | Stars: Jirí Císler, Josef Kemr, Ivana Andrlová, Stefan Kvietik

Votes: 85

17. The Octopuses from the Second Floor (1987)

92 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

While on vacation with their bickering parents, young Eva and her little brother Johnny find in a polluted lake two strange friendly sentient octopuses made of strange material that attracts electricity. They take them as pets.

Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Pavel Zednícek, Dagmar Havlová, Milan Simácek, Zaneta Fuchsová

Votes: 284

18. Merry Christmas Octopus (1987)

92 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Eva and her younger brother Johnny own two sentient octopuses made out of strange matter. Will their parents divorce and ruin Christmas? Will a scientist find a way to use their pets as fuel? Live action film with stop-motion octopuses.

Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Dagmar Havlová, Pavel Zednícek, Zaneta Fuchsová, Milan Simácek

Votes: 146

21. Vlci bouda (1967)

92 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

A group of teenagers are mysteriously invited to a skiing workshop in the mountains. There are eleven of them, but the camp supervisors insist that there should be only ten, and that one of them is an intruder.

Director: Vera Chytilová | Stars: Miroslav Machácek, Tomás Palatý, Stepánka Cervenková, Jan Bidlas

Votes: 347

24. Give the Devil His Due (1985)

95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Petr's greedy stepmother steals everything from her stepson. Meanwhile, Petr meets two daughters of a local duke. He falls in love with one of them, but she is very proud and Petr means ... See full summary »

Director: Hynek Bocan | Stars: Vladimír Dlouhý, Ondrej Vetchý, Jana Dítetová, Josef Kemr

Votes: 885

25. The Pied Piper (1986)

Not Rated | 53 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror

The story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin with a twist.

Director: Jirí Barta | Stars: Oldrich Kaiser, Jirí Lábus, Michal Pavlícek, Vilém Cok

Votes: 948

26. The Club of the Laid Off (1989)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Short

Laid-off old mannequins spend their cracked and broken lives in an old, abandoned warehouse. New mannequins are brought to the warehouse. They are old as well, but from a younger generation... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Barta

Votes: 248

27. The Vanished World of Gloves (1982)

Not Rated | 16 min | Animation, Short

Using an array of gloves in different styles and from different historical periods, the film is a short history of the cinema - from silent movies via pastiches of Buñuel and Fellini and ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Barta

Votes: 256

28. Zánik domu Usherú (1982)

15 min | Animation, Short, Horror

In this animated version of Edgar Allan Poe's story, a traveller arrives at the Usher mansion to find that the sibling inhabitants are living under a mysterious family curse: The brother's ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Star: Petr Cepek

Votes: 629

29. The Last Theft (1987)

Not Rated | 21 min | Animation, Short, Crime

A sarcastic story about a thief who becomes the victim of his own victims. His victims come from the other world and take his most precious possession - his blood. The phantasmal atmosphere... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Barta | Stars: Frantisek Husák, Zdenek Martínek, Ivan Vojtek

Votes: 354

30. Mach a Sebestová k tabuli! (1985)

68 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Edited full-length picture about the most famous Czech third-year pupils. It is composed from the original seven episodes of the series that became very popular among both children and ... See full summary »

Directors: Adolf Born, Jaroslav Doubrava, Milos Macourek | Star: Petr Nározný

Votes: 134

31. Mala carodejnice (1984)

96 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

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Director: Zdenek Smetana | Star: Jirina Bohdalová

Votes: 121

32. The Tale of John and Mary (1980)

65 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Young knight John travels the world in search of fame and fortune, but also to help others and prove himself. However, things go dire fast and he becomes burdened with life's hardships. But then he meets a pretty water nymph, Mary.

Director: Karel Zeman | Stars: Otakar Brousek, Antonín Procházka, Nada Konvalinková, Helena Vondrácková

Votes: 200

33. O princezne Jasnence a létajícím sevci (1987)

87 min | Family, Fantasy

Fairy tale about young cobbler Jíra, who had fashioned wings from leather in order to rescue princess Jasnenka from the tower of the royal castle, where her father had closed her to to save her from the evil witch and her daughter Cernava.

Director: Zdenek Troska | Stars: Michaela Kuklová, Jan Potmesil, Lubor Tokos, Antonie Hegerlíková

Votes: 326

34. The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians (1981)

97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

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: 1,018

35. Srdecný pozdrav ze zemekoule (1983)

98 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

The Earth is approached by a flying saucer with two visitors from outer space. It turns into a beer keg and lands on the back of a truck. Second landing aliens, this time in a container for... See full summary »

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Milan Lasica, Július Satinský, Jirí Menzel, Nada Konvalinková

Votes: 192

36. The Three Veterans (1984)

96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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: 925

37. The Great Movie Robbery (1986)

77 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

The film is essentially a feature-length commercial for an exhibition to mark the 40th anniversary of the nationalisation of the Czechoslovak film industry, to be held at the Prague U ... See full summary »

Directors: Oldrich Lipský, Zdenek Podskalský | Stars: Oldrich Kaiser, Jirí Lábus, Jaroslav Moucka, Jirí Nemecek

Votes: 71

38. Dissolved and Effused (1985)

85 min | Comedy, Crime

A police inspector and inexperienced trainee search for a mysteriously disappeared manufacturer of ointments for hair growth.

Director: Ladislav Smoljak | Stars: Jirí Zahajský, Marek Brodský, Rudolf Hrusínský, Blazena Holisová

Votes: 455

41. Poslední propadne peklu (1982)

83 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The story is set in the early 17th century and revolves around a magic bottle, from which one drop can fulfill one wish. The current owner is obliged to sell it on, but for half the price. ... See full summary »

Director: Ludvík Ráza | Stars: Michaela Kudlácková, Ivan Vyskocil, Bruno O'Ya, Ludek Munzar

Votes: 44

42. Neco je ve vzduchu (1981)

78 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

The urn supposedly containing the remains of Alice's grandfather falls out of the window and breaks. To Alice's great surprise, the urn is empty and the girl learns that the grandfather ... See full summary »

Director: Ludvík Ráza | Stars: Ivan Mistrík, Zdena Hadrbolcová, Zlata Adamovská, Vladimír Dlouhý

Votes: 12

43. Snehová královna (1987)

51 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

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Director: Ladislav Capek

Votes: 8

48. O hrnci, který rád varil rajskou omácku (1988)

Animation, Short, Comedy

A modern fairy-tale about a blue pot that has become useless for his owner as a hole appeared in the pot's bottom. The liquids that were pouring from it changed into a stream that became a ... See full summary »

Director: Natasa Bohácková | Star: Boris Rösner

Votes: 5

49. Imago (1984)

10 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

One of the moralities of the trio of authors Milos Macourek, Adolf Born and Jaroslav Doubrava. It deals with the topic of implacability of human optimism and fantasy. In a sad manner it ... See full summary »

Directors: Adolf Born, Jaroslav Doubrava, Milos Macoure