Movies about Yugoslavia

Movies about Yugoslavia
List of the best films about Yugoslavia according to visitors: The Border Post, American Renegades, Operation Cicero, Underground, Time of the Gypsies, In the Land of Blood and Honey, Chosen, The Enemy, Armour of God, The Wild Geese.

In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryCroatia, Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro, United Kingdom, Hungary, Austria
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Passion, Political, Border
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Depressive, Serious

At a small border-post on the Yugoslav-Albanian border, yet another generation of soldiers suffering the usual amount of boredom awaits the end of their service, counting days to the moment when they should take their uniforms off for good. It is the spring of 1987 and the thought never even crosses their mind that they would, in fact, put them back on quite soon and go to war.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, military
CountryFrance, Belgium, Germany, USA, Malta, Croatia, Netherlands
CharactersSnipers, Gangsters, Special Forces, Strong women, Military
PlotRobbery, Skirmishes, Death, Water, Flooding
PlaceAircraft, Lake, Serbia
TimeWorld War II
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

In the midst of the Balkan wars, a squad of Navy SEALs attempts to unravel a long-forgotten mystery after discovering an enormous treasure trove hidden at the bottom of a lake in Serbia.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, crime, history
CharactersSpy, Hitler
PlotOn real events
PlaceYugoslavia, Germany, Turkey
TimeWorld War II

Ilyas Bazna works as a butler in the British Embassy in Turkey during WW2. After Bazna starts to work as a German spy he is going to experience a series of unexpected events.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryYugoslavia, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria
PlotWar, Revolution, Art, Freedom
TimeWorld War II
StyleFascinating, Smart, Black humor, Makes me think, Depressive

Black marketeers Marko and Blacky manufacture and sell weapons to the Communist resistance in WWII Belgrade, living the good life along the way. Marko's surreal duplicity propels him up the ranks of the Communist Party, and he eventually abandons Blacky and steals his girlfriend. After a lengthy stay in a below-ground shelter, the couple reemerges during the Yugoslavian Civil War of the 1990s as Marko realizes that the situation is ripe for exploitation.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, crime
CountryYugoslavia, United Kingdom, Italy
CharactersTeens, Gypsies
PlotRevenge, Superpowers, Life, Telekinesis, Family life
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy, Touching

In this luminous tale set in the former Yugoslavia, Perhan, an engaging young Romany with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime that threatens to destroy him and those he loves.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CharactersSnipers, Artists, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Death
StyleRomantic, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersJews, Military, Lawyers, Soldier
PlotLove, War, Death, Political, Hatred
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleAction, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

An unassuming young lawyer leads a fight against the Nazis near the end of the Second World War.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective, military
CountrySerbia, Croatia, Hungary
CharactersSnipers, Military, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Missing people
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

The story begins a couple days after the war has ended. A group of Serbian soldiers in charge of clearing the fields from mines discovers a man sealed inside a factory's basement. A mysterious man says he is 'ours', he doesn't feel cold, isn't hungry and only asks for cigarettes. As soon as he is brought along, people start disappearing, and the infighting begins. Who is the mystery man?

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure, crime
CountryHong Kong, Yugoslavia

Jackie Chan stars as Asian Hawk, an Indiana Jones-style adventurer looking to make a fortune in exotic antiquities. After Hawk discovers a mysterious sword in Africa, a band of Satan-worshipping monks kidnap his ex-girlfriend Lorelei, demanding the sword as ransom as well as other pieces of the legendary Armour of God - a magical outfit dating back to the Crusades.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Revenge, Political
PlaceAfrica, England, London
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious

A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and due for execution. Just when the team has performed a perfect rescue, the multinational does a deal with the vicious dictator leaving the mercenary band to escape under their own steam and exact revenge.

Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryAruba, USA
PlotInvestigation, Friendship, Chase
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Disturbing

The deranged military and former CIA agent Dean Cage is in a rehab program, trying to forget the traumatic loss of his best friend Scott in Bosnia. When he dates with his girl-friend and Scott's sister, Detective Amy Knight, in a dinning restaurant, he is mistakenly taken as being the CIA agent that is investigating the robbery of the military experiment EX by a man called Sullivan. He is injected with the drug and abducted by the thieves. Amy has six hours to find the also stolen antidote and save Dean's life.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersDogs, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Aviation, Political
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Soulful, Serious

In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Netherlands, USA
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Death, Political
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Heavy, Epic, Depressive, Serious

In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Canada, USA
CharactersMilitary, Lawyers, Friends
PlotWar, Skirmishes, Investigation, Friendship, Political
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

Part war movie, part courtroom thriller, this gripping drama finds a war hero put on trial for a rescue mission gone terribly wrong with only his doubtful friend and fellow marine to represent him.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, detective, military
CharactersMilitary, Writers, Lawyers, Soldier, Pilots
PlotWar, Aviation
PlaceJapan, Pearl Harbor, Asia
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, To cry, By books, Fascinating, Serious

A young man Kentaro Saeki (Haruma Miura) keeps failing his bar test and does not know what to do any more. His older sister Keiko is a freelance writer. Kentaro and Keiko begin to search for information on their grandfather Kyuzo Miyabe (Junichi Okada) who dead in the special forces during World War II. Their grandfather Kyuzo Miyabe was terrified of death and obsessed with life. Why did he join the special forces? According to his fellow navy soldiers, Kyuzo Miyabe was a genius and also a coward. Kentaro and Keiko then discovers the shocking truth which has been sealed for 60 years.

Genreaction, melodrama, drama, western, military, history
CountryMexico, USA, Spain
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Death, Love triangle, Uprising
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

One Man's Hero tells the little-known story of the "St. Patrick's Battalion" or "San Patricios," a group of mostly Irish and other immigrants of the Catholic faith who deserted to Mexico after encountering religious and ethnic prejudice in the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War. The plot centers around the personal story of John Riley, an Irishman who had been a sergeant in the American Army who is commissioned as a captain in the Mexican army and commands the battalion, as he leads his men in battle and struggles with authorities on both sides of the border

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, military, music
CountrySerbia, France, Italy
PlaceVillage, Serbia
StyleRomantic, Smart, Black humor

Set during the Bosnian war in the early 1990s, Luka is a mild-mannered railway clerk whose life is turned upside down, not just by the outbreak of the war, but when his wife runs off with a local musician. Then Luka's son is conscripted and eventually captured in the fighting. To recover his son, Luka is commanded to guard a pretty young Muslim nurse who will be used in a hostage swapping operation.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, military
CountrySerbia, USA
CharactersBodyguards, Maids
PlotLove, Curses, Rivalry
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, For men

A war criminal in hiding forms a relationship with his only connection to the outside world - his maid.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreadventure, western
CountryWest Germany, France, Yugoslavia, Italy

The construction of the Great Western Railroad creates heavy conflict between the railway company and neighboring Indian tribes. Worse, criminal gang leader Santer sets his eyes on a gold mine located on holy Indian land and influences the construction supervisor to re-rout the planned railroad straight through Apache land. Old Shatterhand, who works as a measurement technician, discovers the evil plan and searches contact with the Apaches in an effort to avert war.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Chase
PlaceEngland, Australia, Germany, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, For men

During WWII, when an allied bomber is shot down over Germany, the five surviving crew are captured but cleverly escape detention after learning German secret information and knocking out a Nazi major. With the angry major in hot pursuit, aided by military personnel, Gestapo agents and Hitler-loyal citizens, the five wend their way across perilous Germany, intent on reaching the UK with the secrets they have learned.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersMilitary, Journalists, Orphans
PlotWar, Adoption
PlaceVietnam, England
StyleHeavy, Makes me think, Touching, Heartbreaking, Serious

Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get children out of the country, a British correspondent decides to take an orphaned girl home to London.

Markimdb: 7.8
StyleMakes me think

Tito's break-up with Stalin in 1948 marked the beginning of not only confusing, but also very dangerous years for many hard-core Yugoslav communists. A careless remark about the newspaper cartoon is enough for Mesha to join many arrested unfortunates. His family is now forced to cope with the situation and wait for his release from prison.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Germany, France
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Death
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.

Markimdb: 7.2
CountryCroatia, Austria, Germany
PlotTravel, Depression
StyleSoulful, Touching

A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Balkan war.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history, sport
CountryMacedonia, Czech Republic, USA
PlotOn real events, Soccer, True love, Competitions, Rivalry
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Serious

Spitz is the German-Jewish coach of the football team Macedonia during World War II. Under his leadership, the team fights to become the champion of Bulgaria's National Football League

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, military
CountryItaly, France, Yugoslavia
CharactersHeroes, Jews, Military, Friends
PlotWar, Survival, Friendship
TimeWorld War II
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

Determined to survive at any price, Edith, a young Jewish woman deported to an extermination camp, manages to survive by accepting the role of kapo, a privileged prisoner whose mission is to ruthlessly guard other prisoners.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, adventure, history
CountryNetherlands, Hungary, Belgium
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Fear
Time16th century
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious

While she fights a heroic battle against the Spanish besieger with her female army, Kenau, driven by hate and sorrow of the execution of her youngest daughter, is threatened to also lose her eldest daughter, because her fear and pain are covered by her stubborn closeness.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, adventure, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Yugoslavia
CharactersPirates, Vikings

Rolfe—a Viking leader with the cunning and devious mind of a pirate—tells other sailors of the mythical 'The Mother of Voices', a mammoth bell made of gold and as tall as three men, but he adds enough incorrect details to throw them off the proper trail. However, the leader of a group of ambitious Moors sees through Rolfe's story, and soon the two are in a breakneck race to be the first to find the precious bell.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, adventure, military
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Political
PlaceAircraft, Islands, Ships, England, France
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, By books, Fascinating, Serious, For men

Matrac (Humphrey Bogart) is a freedom-loving French journalist who sacrifices his happiness and security to battle Nazi tyranny.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, music, history
CountryPoland, United Kingdom, France, Belgium
CharactersMusicians, Poets, Pianists
PlotLove, Dancing
PlacePrison, Trains, Paris, Yugoslavia, Berlin
TimeCold War
StyleRomantic, Sad ones

A man and a woman meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatally mismatched and yet drawn to each other.