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1. 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: 2,971

2. 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: 55,604 | Gross: $1.19M

3. Aglaya (2012)

116 min | Biography, Drama

This film is about the relationship of a mother and her daughter, the split-up of their family, the blessing and curse of belonging together and about coming of age - all this from the ... See full summary »

Director: Krisztina Deák | Stars: Eszter Ónodi, Babett Jávor, Piroska Móga, Zsolt Bogdán

Votes: 323

4. Európa messze van (1995)

105 min | Drama, Family

The story starts in Romania in the last years of the Ceaucescu regime. The main character of the film is Petru, a ten-year-old Romanian boy. His world is one of action and dreams but, at ... See full summary »

Director: Barna Kabay | Stars: Levente Tamási, Géza Kaszás, Denisa Dér, Ferenc Zenthe

Votes: 26

5. Roxanne (2013)

97 min | Drama, Family

Bucharest, 2009. Twenty years after Romanian Revolution, Tavi Ionescu, a nice but quite immature guy for his late 30's finds out from his Securitate (Romanian Secret Police) file that he ... See full summary »

Director: Valentin Hotea | Stars: Ingrid Bisu, Cristian Bota, Mihai Calin, Anghel Damian

Votes: 223

6. Pa-ra-da (2008)

100 min | Drama

The film tells the true story of French clown Miloud Oukili from his arrival in Romania in 1992 (three years after the fall of Ceausescu) to his encounter with the street children of ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Pontecorvo | Stars: Jalil Lespert, Evita Ciri, Gabi Rauta, Patrice Juiff

Votes: 265

7. The Execution (2014)

14 min | Short, Drama

1990, Romania. Three children reenact Ceausescu's execution. Who will be the victim?

Director: Petra Szöcs | Stars: Katalin Moldován, Tamás Fosztó, Zalán Ilyés, András Dancsuly

Votes: 29

8. 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: 1,980

9. Sindromul Timisoara (2004)


A perspective on the Romanian revolution which started in Timisoara.

Director: Marius Barna | Stars: George Alexandru, Christine Boisson, Marinela Chelaru, Dan Condurache

Votes: 36

10. 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: 7,012 | Gross: $0.09M

12. Punctul zero (1996)

89 min | Drama

On the eve of the Romanian Revolution of 1989, two American spies are sent undercover to retrieve a list of East Bloc agents working in the west.

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: Darby Hinton, Kathleen Kinmont, Brian McNamara, Vasile Albinet

Votes: 158

13. Two Deaths (1995)

R | 99 min | Drama, War

A tale of power, passion, and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Sônia Braga, Patrick Malahide, Ion Caramitru, Sevilla Delofski

Votes: 430

14. 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: 2,418

15. Rom-Mánia (2004)

82 min | Comedy, Drama

A satire about the Ceausescu-couple.

Director: József Nándori | Stars: Annamária Biluska, Zsolt Bogdán, Ferenc Boér, Áron Dimény

Votes: 15

17. 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: 141

18. 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: 5,009

19. Ciuleandra (1985)

119 min | Drama

After he kills his beloved wife, Puiu Faranga is helped by his father to fake insanity.

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: Stefan Iordache, Gheorghe Cozorici, Ion Ritiu, Anca Nicola

Votes: 488

20. Rascoala (1966)

100 min | Drama

A few important events from the Romanian peasant uprising of 1907.

Director: Mircea Muresan | Stars: Ilarion Ciobanu, Nicolae Secareanu, Emil Botta, Ion Besoiu

Votes: 143

21. Columna (1968)

133 min | Drama, History

The end of Trajan's Dacian Wars (106 AD), when south western Dacia was transformed into a Roman province: Roman Dacia.

Director: Mircea Dragan | Stars: Richard Johnson, Antonella Lualdi, Ilarion Ciobanu, Amedeo Nazzari

Votes: 601

22. Veronica (1973)

90 min | Family, Musical

The movie " Veronica " , a masterpiece of Romanian cinema in 1973 with actors like Dem Radulescu , Lulu Mihaescu and Margaret Paslaru is today a charming film for children. In a magical ... See full summary »

Director: Elisabeta Bostan | Stars: Lulu Mihaescu, Margareta Pîslaru, Dem Radulescu, Vasilica Tastaman

Votes: 618

23. In Our Village (1951)

66 min | Drama, History, Music

The film shows that Romanian peasants were divided between those opposing and those embracing collectivization. The heated debates between the pro and con camps would ultimately lead to murder.

Directors: Jean Georgescu, Victor Iliu | Stars: Constantin Ramadan, George Manu, Nana Ianculescu, Aurel Ghitescu

Votes: 24

24. Reconstruction (1968)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

A prosecutor, policemen and teacher bring the students Vuica and Nicu to a restaurant to re-enact their drunken brawl there, and have it filmed to show the effects of alcoholism.

Director: Lucian Pintilie | Stars: George Constantin, Emil Botta, George Mihaita, Vladimir Gaitan

Votes: 1,432

25. Forest of the Hanged (1965)

154 min | Drama, Romance, War

In 1916 as an officer in the Habsburg Army ethnic Romanian Apostol Bologa is torn between remaining loyal to the Habsburgs or deserting to the Romanian Army across enemy lines.

Director: Liviu Ciulei | Stars: Victor Rebengiuc, Liviu Ciulei, Stefan Ciubotarasu, György Kovács

Votes: 1,077

26. Carnival Scenes (1982)

119 min | Comedy, Drama

A small world of bourgeois intrigues and frivolities lived with intensity by its own protagonists: Pampon's lover, Didina is in love with the barber Nae, who is Mitza's lover, while she is ... See full summary »

Director: Lucian Pintilie | Stars: Victor Rebengiuc, Mariana Mihut, Petrica Gheorghiu, Tora Vasilescu

Votes: 772

27. Queen Marie of Romania (2019)

110 min | Drama

Devastated by the First World War and plunged into political controversy, Romania's every hope accompanies its queen on her mission to Paris to lobby for international recognition of its great unification at the 1919 peace talks.

Directors: Alexis Cahill, Brigitte Drodtloff | Stars: Roxana Lupu, Daniel Plier, Richard Elfyn, Patrick Drury

Votes: 1,222

28. Joyeux Noel (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, History, Music

70 Metascore

In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other's way of life.

Director: Christian Carion | Stars: Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Natalie Dessay

Votes: 27,175 | Gross: $1.05M

29. Mercenaries' Trap (1981)

111 min | Adventure, Drama, War

In 1918 a defeated Austro-Hungarian Baron Colonel Von Görtz returns home to Transylvania which has just been lost to Romania. A vengeful Von Görtz punishes the nearby villagers but Romanian Major Tudor Andrei aids them.

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: Gheorghe Cozorici, Sergiu Nicolaescu, Mircea Albulescu, Ion Besoiu

Votes: 345

30. Cei care platesc cu viata (1989)

102 min | Drama, Romance

An uncompromising journalist obsessed with the idea of absolute justice ends up committing suicide after reading his father's biography.

Director: Serban Marinescu | Stars: Serban Cantacuzino, Tudorel Filimon, Ovidiu Ghinita, Stefan Iordache

Votes: 75

31. Noi, cei din linia întîi (1985)

156 min | War

The Last Assault is a 1986 Romanian drama film directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu. It is set during World War II, during the period when Romania joined the Allies against the Axis.

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: George Alexandru, Anda Onesa, Valentin Uritescu, Ion Besoiu

Votes: 409

32. Last Night of Love (1980)

100 min | Drama, War

In 1916 Romanian Army lieutenant Tudor Gheorghiu jealously obsesses over his wife Lena's apparent infidelity and contests against gigolo lawyer Nicolau for Lena's love.

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: Vladimir Gaitan, Joanna Pacula, Sergiu Nicolaescu, Sebastian Papaiani

Votes: 522

33. Glissando (1982)

165 min | Comedy, Drama

In the '30s a man is obsessed with a painting of a woman that reminds him of his long-lost mother. He models his girlfriend exactly after the woman in the painting and after she attempts to... See full summary »

Director: Mircea Daneliuc | Stars: Stefan Iordache, Tora Vasilescu, Petre Simionescu, Victor Ionescu

Votes: 279

34. I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (2018)

140 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

"I do not care if we go down in history as barbarians." These words, spoken in the Council of Ministers of the summer of 1941, started the ethnic cleansing on the Eastern Front. The film attempts to comment on this statement.

Director: Radu Jude | Stars: Ioana Iacob, Alex Bogdan, Alexandru Dabija, Ion Rizea

Votes: 1,048 | Gross: $0.01M

35. Youth Without Youth (2007)

R | 124 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

43 Metascore

A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in World War II Europe, a professor is changed by a cataclysmic event and explores the mysteries of life.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Tim Roth, Alexandra Maria Lara, Bruno Ganz, André Hennicke

Votes: 12,846 | Gross: $0.24M

36. The Immortals (1974)

103 min | Action, Adventure, History

It's the story of a few men that wonder across Europe trying to come home and rebuild what Mihai Viteazul called "romanian dream".

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: Amza Pellea, Ion Besoiu, Ilarion Ciobanu, Sergiu Nicolaescu

Votes: 826

37. The Dacians (1966)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

The Dacian kingdom lies at the eastern border of the Roman Empire.Only the river Danube separates the two mortal enemies.The Dacian king Decebalus knows that soon the vastly superior Roman legions will cross the river and attack Dacia.

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: Pierre Brice, Marie-José Nat, Georges Marchal, Amza Pellea

Votes: 1,741

38. A részleg (1995)

82 min | Drama

Gizella Weisz is an middle-aged office worker, who gets a promotion one day. Her boss told her that a new outpost is waiting for her. There she would be heading a new section. She travels ... See full summary »

Director: Péter Gothár | Stars: Mari Nagy, József Szarvas, Valentin Teodosiu, Misu Dimvale

Votes: 107

39. Queen & Country (2014)

TV-14 | 114 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

In this sequel to Hope and Glory (1987), Bill Rohan has grown up and is drafted into the army, where he and his eccentric best mate, Percy, battle their snooty superiors on the base and look for love in town.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt, David Thewlis

Votes: 1,525 | Gross: $0.03M

40. The Leatherstocking Tales (1969– )

380 min | Adventure, Western

Nathaniel "Natty" or "Nat" Bumppo, a white male, leaves his home valley to seek freedom. On his journey he encounters Mohicans who call him "Leatherstocking" and imprison him. Soon he ... See full summary »

Stars: Hellmut Lange, Pierre Massimi, Alexandru David, Helmuth Schneider

Votes: 183

41. Sand Serpents (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A small group of US Army Soldiers are stranded in the remote Afghan desert. But it ain't the Taliban that's worrying them, it's these giant refugees from Tremors. In fact the big worms ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Renfroe | Stars: Jason Gedrick, Tamara Hope, Elias Toufexis, Sebastian Knapp

Votes: 1,157

42. Patul conjugal (1993)

102 min | Comedy

In post-Ceausescu Bucharest, everybody is struggling to make a living. Vasile Potop, a movie theatre manager, tries to find money for an abortion for his wife Carolina, because he cannot ... See full summary »

Director: Mircea Daneliuc | Stars: Gheorghe Dinica, Coca Bloos, Valentin Teodosiu, Lia Bugnar

Votes: 298

43. Pepe si Fifi (1994)

105 min | Drama, Sport

A story set in Romania around the time after the revolution. An invalid befriends two brothers, Pepe and Fifi, who dream of becoming famous and rich, but neither of them manages to escape the tentacles of the mob.

Director: Dan Pita | Stars: Cristian Iacob, Irina Movila, Liliana Biclea, Mihai Calin

Votes: 81

44. Hotel de lux (1992)

105 min | Drama

In an allegorical tale, a luxurious hotel is ruled like a communist country. The ignorant views of leaders and the social stratification are the main focus.

Director: Dan Pita | Stars: Valentin Popescu, Stefan Iordache, Irina Petrescu, Irina Movila

Votes: 165

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