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1. Meseautó (1934)

99 min | Comedy, Romance

A light hearted comedy, from the thirties. One of the most successful ones in Hungary. The ever enchanting story of a beautiful girl falling in love with a rich man.

Director: Béla Gaál | Stars: Zita Perczel, Ella Gombaszögi, Klári Tolnay, Jenö Törzs

Votes: 549

9. Trip Around My Cranium (1970)

77 min | Biography, Drama

Based on the autobiographical novel by Frigyes Karinthy in which the author shares his experiences on finding out having a brain tumor and undergoing brain surgery in the 1930s.

Director: György Révész | Stars: Zoltán Latinovits, Éva Ruttkai, Mari Töröcsik, Samu Balázs

Votes: 107

12. Csók, Anyu! (1987)

103 min | Drama

The rather surrealistic story of a middle-class family who seem to communicate with each other mainly by chalking messages on the kitchen blackboard, while the young son observes every ... See full summary »

Director: János Rózsa | Stars: Dorottya Udvaros, Róbert Koltai, Sándor Gáspár, Kati Lajtai

Votes: 149

13. A nagy generáció (1986)

109 min | Drama

Things fall apart in Makai's life when his old friend Réb comes back from America with opportunistic intentions.

Director: Ferenc András | Stars: György Cserhalmi, Károly Eperjes, Mari Kiss, Róbert Koltai

Votes: 119

16. A miniszter félrelép (1997)

105 min | Comedy

A Minister and the Secretary of the Opposition party go to a 5 star hotel to conduct a secret affair. Their plans are ruined when they discover a corpse lodged in the window of their room.

Directors: András Kern, Róbert Koltai | Stars: András Kern, Róbert Koltai, Sándor Gáspár, Judit Hernádi

Votes: 2,347

19. A kõmajmok háza (2014)

80 min | Family

A Hungarian father-son story set in the early 1980's.

Director: Gergely Fonyó | Stars: Erik Járja, Virág Hajdu, Bendegúz Fazakas, Zétény Varga

Votes: 33

21. The Tyrant's Heart (1981)

96 min | Drama, History

A historical drama set in the 1400s, about a young man sent to Italy but is forced back after his father's mysterious death.

Director: Miklós Jancsó | Stars: Teresa Ann Savoy, László Gálffi, József Madaras, Ninetto Davoli

Votes: 118

24. Ten Thousand Days (1967)

110 min | Drama

Egy fiu probal megkuzdeni szuleinek, es osztalyanak hagyomanyaival, eletuk 30 evevel a kerettortenetben. Megsem rola szol ez leginkabb, hanem az apjarol. Harminc ev, az 1930-as evektol ... See full summary »

Director: Ferenc Kósa | Stars: Tibor Molnár, Gyöngyi Bürös, János Koltai, János Rajz

Votes: 183

25. Winter Wind (1969)

80 min | Drama

The preparation, in Hungary, of the assassination in Marseilles of King Alexander of Yugoslavia in 1934.

Director: Miklós Jancsó | Stars: Jacques Charrier, Marina Vlady, Ewa Swann, József Madaras

Votes: 93

27. Soha, sehol, senkinek! (1988)

95 min | Drama

Mail for translation. 1951, Budapest. A kitelepitettek minden holmijukkal egyutt megrakott teherautokon zsufolodnak. A Hortobagyra tartanak, ott jelolt ki szamukra ... See full summary »

Director: Ferenc Téglássy | Stars: Jolanta Grusznic, Ágnes T. Katona, András Kozák, Tibor Antal

Votes: 55

30. Ecstasy from Seven Till Ten (1969 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary, Music

A tableau of the most famous Hungarian beat bands whose fans speak about what music means to them, while some aging people explain why they think this savage type of music should be banned, censored, or at least played without drums.

Director: András Kovács | Stars: János Bródy, Károly Frenreisz, Charlie Horváth, Lajos Illés

Votes: 34

31. The Stud Farm (1978)

102 min | Drama

A new supervisor arrives at a horse ranch, but as he is not at all well-liked, he meets quite an amount of resistance and cannot put across his will.

Director: András Kovács | Stars: József Madaras, Ferenc Bács, Ferenc Fábián, András Ambrus

Votes: 106

32. Afternoon Affair (1984)

84 min | Drama

Quest for love by divorced intellectual girl and her mother. The ending is in fact a precursor of polyamory.

Director: András Kovács | Stars: Mari Kiss, György Cserhalmi, Gábor Reviczky, Nóra Tábori

Votes: 21

33. A vörös grófnö (1985)

180 min | Biography, Drama

Mail for translation. Karolyi Mihaly felesegenek, Andrassy Katinkanak tortenete elevenedik meg a filmben, aki az orszag egyik legtekintelyesebb arisztokrata ... See full summary »

Director: András Kovács | Stars: Juli Básti, Ferenc Bács, Ferenc Kállai, Hédi Temessy

Votes: 43

36. Ideiglenes paradicsom (1981)

92 min | Drama, History, War

During WWII French POWs catched by Germans fleing to Hungary -an Allied to Germany-. where civilians welcome them very helpful. The tragig love story beginnig in febr.1943 . A small group ... See full summary »

Director: András Kovács | Stars: André Dussollier, Edit Frajt, László Szabó, Christian Van Cau

Votes: 9

37. The Door (I) (2012)

97 min | Drama

An author forms a strange bond with her eccentric maid that will have a lasting effect on both women.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Helen Mirren, Martina Gedeck, Károly Eperjes, Gábor Koncz

Votes: 1,800

38. Taking Sides (2001)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Music, War

61 Metascore

A tale based on the life of Wilhelm Furtwangler, the controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic whose tenure coincided with the controversial Nazi era. One of the most spectacular ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Stellan Skarsgård, Moritz Bleibtreu, Birgit Minichmayr

Votes: 3,126 | Gross: $0.19M

39. Dear Emma, Sweet Böbe (1992)

90 min | Drama

The story shows Emma's and Böbe's fight for survival, for keeping their position in society which they achieved with hard work in the previous regime. They don't want to lose their place and become village girls again.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Johanna ter Steege, Enikö Börcsök, Péter Andorai, Éva Kerekes

Votes: 506

40. Hanussen (1988)

R | 140 min | Drama, History

A man's story parallels Hitler's rise. Austrian Klaus Schneider, wounded in World War I, recovers in the care of Dr. Emil Bettleheim. Bettleheim discovers that Schneider possesses powers of... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Erland Josephson, Ildikó Bánsági, Walter Schmidinger

Votes: 1,523 | Gross: $0.08M

41. Colonel Redl (1985)

R | 144 min | Biography, Drama, History

Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl (Brandauer), an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Hans Christian Blech, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Gudrun Landgrebe

Votes: 2,600 | Gross: $0.00M

42. Budapesti mesék (1977)

90 min | Drama

Mail for translation. A haboru vegen a folyoparton felboritva fekszik egy sarga villamos. Elgyotort, rongyos, otthontalan emberek verodnek ossze egy csapatba, sinre ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Ági Mészáros, Maja Komorowska, Franciszek Pieczka, András Bálint

Votes: 196

43. Tüzoltó utca 25. (1973)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, History, Romance