1960s Czech-language Movies

Public list by WPS with 102 movies or TV shows/series

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1h 16min | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 135 votes)

Two teenage girls embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world around them.

Directed by Věra Chytilová - With Ivana Karbanová, Jan Klusák, Václav Chochola, Jitka Cerhová, Josef Koníček, Jaromír Vomáčka, ...

Marketa Lazarová(1967)

2h 46min | Drama, History
3.9/5 (with 57 votes)

Mikolás and his brother Adam end up with a young German hostage of noble blood during a robbery. While their clan prepares for the wrath of the German king, Mikolás is sent to pressure his neighbor Lazar into a defense pact. Persuasion fails and he abducts Lazar's daughter Marketa on the eve of her initiation as a nun in an act of vengeance.

The Cremator(1969)

1h 40min | Comedy, Horror, Drama
3.8/5 (with 84 votes)

Mr. Kopfrkingl enjoys his job at a crematorium in Czechoslovakia in the late 1930s. He likes reading the Tibetan book of the dead and espouses the view that cremation relieves earthly suffering and sets out to save the world. There may be another idealogy that fits snugly with his existing worldview.

When the Cat Comes(1963)

1h 31min | Fantasy, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 16 votes)

Some people with a strange cat arrive in a small village. The cat wears glasses, and when someone takes them off, she can color people, according to their nature and mood. The grown-ups of the village consider the cat to be dangerous, but the kids just love her….

The Fabulous Baron Munchausen(1962)

3.8/5 (with 30 votes)

The 20th century's first man lands on the moon and discovers - that Baron Munchausen has already beaten him to it, along with Cyrano and characters from Jules Verne's lunar-landing novel. The Baron spirits the young cosmonaut by horse-drawn ship back to an ancient "Earth", where they insult a sultan, rescue a princess, fall in love with the princess, and then as a trio have further experiences in a world of pastel colors, ornate dreamlike settings, and the inevitable angry disrupters of peacefulness and love.

The Firemen's Ball(1967)

1h 13min | Comedy, Drama
3.5/5 (with 88 votes)

The firemen of a provincial Czechoslovakian town throw a ball in honor of the old chief's retirement. There will be music and dancing, a beauty pageant and a raffle. The whole town will be in attendance. However, the proceedings are dogged by difficulty at every step. Workplace injuries, stolen prizes, a shortage of pretty girls... and fire.

Directed by Miloš Forman - With Josef Šebánek, Jan Vostrčil, Milada Ježková, Olga Matušková, Vlastimila Vlková, Václav Novotný, ...

Ikarie XB 1(1963)

1h 28min | Science Fiction
3.5/5 (with 38 votes)

The year is 2163. Starship Ikaria XB 1 embarks on a mission deep into space in search of alien life. During their perilous journey the crew confront the effects of a malignant dark star, the destructive legacy of the 20th century and, ultimately, the limits of their own sanity.

Loves of a Blonde(1965)

1h 28min | Comedy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 62 votes)

Andula, an innocent Czech girl from a factory town, is desperately in search of love. She believes she's found it when she beds Milda, a charming young musician visiting from Prague. Milda, however, is only looking for a casual encounter, and leaves town assuming he'll never see Andula again. But when Andula doesn't hear from him, she packs up and heads to Prague, to the surprise of Milda and his parents.

Closely Watched Trains(1966)

1h 33min | Comedy, Drama, War
3.7/5 (with 95 votes)

At a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia, a bumbling dispatcher’s apprentice longs to liberate himself from his virginity. Oblivious to the war and the resistance that surrounds him, this young man embarks on a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery, encountering a universe of frustration, eroticism, and adventure within his sleepy backwater depot.

Intimate Lighting(1966)

1h 14min | Drama, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 13 votes)

Ivan Passer’s film concerns the dreams of two musician friends, one of whom, having left their small hometown to become successful, returns to visit the other who stayed behind to become a local music teacher.

Directed by Ivan Passer - With Věra Křesadlová, Jan Vostrčil, Vlastimila Vlková

Black Peter(1964)

1h 30min | Drama, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 23 votes)

A few days in the life of a Czechoslovak teenager when he starts work.

Larks on a String(1990)

3.5/5 (with 17 votes)

In post-WWII Communist Czechoslovakia, several characters considered bourgeois are sentenced to work in a junkyard for rehabilitation. Among them is a young man who pines for a female convict.

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Happy End(1967)

1h 11min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 21 votes)

A dark comedy about a murder and its consequences presented in a backwards manner, where death is actually a rebirth. The film starts with an "execution" of the main protagonist and goes back to explore his previous actions and motivations.

The Devil's Trap(1962)

1h 25min | History, Drama
3.4/5 (with 9 votes)

A small town is one day visited by a priest who is there on a secret mission. He is a member of the Inquisition sent to investigate the activities of a local miller. The miller and his son are the descendants of an old family whose ancestral home burned down a century ago, but was rebuilt from scratch. The miller inherited much of his knowledge about the land, water, and a building's stability from generations of family experience. His reputation for finding water and predicting when a structure might collapse have come to the attention of the Inquisition -surely he must be in league with the Devil.

Lemonade Joe(1964)

1h 39min | Comedy, Western, Music
3.6/5 (with 25 votes)

A satire of the Great American Way, with Lemonade Joe a "clean living" gunfighter who drinks only Kola-Loca Lemonade and convinces everyone else in town (with his gun skills) that all "real men" drink ONLY lemonade!

A Report on the Party and the Guests(1966)

1h 10min | Drama, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 14 votes)

In Jan Němec’s surreal fable, a picnic is rudely transformed into a lesson in political hierarchy when a handful of mysterious authority figures show up. This allegory about oppression and conformity was banned in its home country but became an international success after it premiered at the New York Film Festival.

Directed by Jan Němec - With Evald Schorm, Jan Klusák, Jiří Němec, Pavel Bošek, Karel Mareš, Jana Prachařová, ...

All My Good Countrymen(1969)

1h 55min | History, Drama
4.0/5 (with 7 votes)

The lives of 7 friends in a small Czech town from 1945 to some time after 1958.

Diamonds of the Night(1964)

1h 7min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 27 votes)

A tense, brutal story of two Jewish boys who escape from a train transporting them from one concentration camp to another. Ultimately, they are hunted down by a group of old, armed home-guardists. The film goes beyond the themes of war and anti-Nazism and concerns itself with man's struggle to preserve human dignity.

Directed by Jan Němec - With Vladimír Pucholt

The Hand(1965)

18min | Animation, Horror
3.7/5 (with 31 votes)

A happy little potter is approached by a huge hand which wants him to sculpt its statue. The potter refuses, wanting nothing more than to be left alone with his only friend, a potted plant. As the hand's request gives way to bribery, demands, and threats, the potter becomes more desperate to escape its clutch, leading to tragedy.

Directed by Jiří Trnka

The Jester's Tale(1964)

1h 22min | Adventure, History, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 6 votes)

An anti-war black comedy set during the Thirty Years' War. The film combines live action with animation to suggest the artistic style of the engraver Matthäus Merian.

The High Wall(1964)

1h 11min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.1/5 (with 2 votes)

Jitka is a 12-year-old girl who feels the first stirring of love. She becomes friends with a young man who is hospitalized with paralysis. Jitka visits the man every day and witnesses his slow recovery, but she is unaware that she could have deeper feelings for him.

Directed by Karel Kachyňa - With Vít Olmer, Helena Kružíková, Václav Lohniský, Andrea Čunderlíková, Radka Dulíková, Josef Koza, ...

The White Dove(1960)

1h 7min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 11 votes)

A poetic film about a dove getting lost on its way to Prague getting shot down by a paralyzed boy. An artist who finds the dove becomes friends with the boy. Together they take care of it bringing it back to recovery.

Who Wants to Kill Jessie?(1966)

| 1h 21min | Comedy, Science Fiction
3.5/5 (with 18 votes)

In this zany Czechoslovakian comedy, a scientist invents a machine that projects a sleeping person's dream on a screen; disaster soon follows when the machine malfunctions and the cartoon-like dream characters become very real!

The Joke(1969)

1h 17min | Comedy, Drama
3.3/5 (with 16 votes)

In the 1950s, Ludvik Jahn was expelled from the Communist Party and the University by his fellow students, because of a politically incorrect note he sent to his girlfriend. Fifteen years later, he tries to get his revenge by seducing Helena, the wife of one of his accusers.


1h 44min | War, Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 7 votes)

The assassination of Heydrich in Prague during WWII.

Directed by Jiří Sequens - With Radoslav Brzobohatý, Rudolf Jelínek, Luděk Munzar, Ladislav Mrkvička, Jiří Kodet, Josef Vinklář, ...

Something Different(1963)

1h 30min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 10 votes)

In her first feature, Věra Chytilová uses a combination of documentary and fiction film techniques to tell two stories in counterpoint. The first follows Olympic champion gymnast Eva Bosáková, who contemplates retirement as she undergoes a gruelling training schedule; the second, a housewife who is unappreciated and ignored by her husband.

Directed by Věra Chytilová - With Eva Bosáková, Josef Langmiler, Jiří Kodet, Věra Čáslavská, František Filipovský

The Garden(1968)

17min | Drama, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 8 votes)

Frank visits his friend Josef, who introduces him to his pedigree rabbits and his wife Mary. Frank is more interested in the slightly unsettling fact that Josef and Mary's garden fence is entirely made up of living people holding hands. Finally, Frank asks Josef how he manages to keep the fence together..

The Valley of the Bees(1968)

1h 37min | Drama, History
3.6/5 (with 17 votes)

Cast out by his father, young Ondrej joins the Order of the Teutonic Knights, where he is raised by strict monk Armin. After years of hardship, Ondrej escapes from the Order when he is wrongly punished, and sets out for his former home. Arriving to discover his father to be dead, Armin now not only assumes control of his fathers properties, but seeks to marry his former stepmother.

Pearls of the Deep(1966)

1h 45min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 10 votes)

A manifesto of sorts for the Czech New Wave, this five-part anthology shows off the breadth of expression and the versatility of the movement’s directors. Based on stories by the legendary writer Bohumil Hrabal, the shorts range from the surreally chilling to the caustically observant to the casually romantic, but all have a cutting, wily view of the world.

Darbujan and Pandrhola(1960)

3.6/5 (with 8 votes)

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