Movies: Best Movies in Bulgarian(български език)

Bulgarian ( (listen), bu(u)l-GAIR-ee-ən; български, bălgarski, pronounced [ˈbɤɫɡɐrski] (listen)) is a South Slavic language spoken in Southeastern Europe, primarily in Bulgaria. It is the language of Bulgarians. Along with the closely related Macedonian language (collectively forming the East South Slavic languages), it is a member of the Balkan sprachbund and South Slavic dialect continuum of the Indo-European language family. The two languages have several characteristics that set them apart from all other Slavic languages, namely changes include the elimination of case declension, the development of a suffixed definite article and the lack of a verb infinitive. They retain and have further developed the Proto-Slavic verb system (albeit analytically). One such major development is the innovation of evidential verb forms to encode for the source of information: witnessed, inferred, or reported. It is the official language of Bulgaria, and since 2007 has been among the official languages of the European Union. It is also spoken by minorities in several other countries. ()

Bulgarian is spoken in Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Greece, Serbia, Romania, Albania, Moldova, Bulgaria and North Macedonia and 515 movies (between 1915 and 2021) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in Bulgaria (475). Popular genres for Bulgarian movies are Drama (317), Comedy (96) and Documentary (30). Attraction (2018), Eastern Plays (2009), Relationology (2020), Twice Upon a Time in the West (2015) and Rounds (2019) are among the best known & most successful Bulgarian movies.

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3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

The young ravishing history teacher Lora Angelova is torn apart by the love she has for the school her father founded, and her former life as a competitive dancer. As the principal's position at the school becomes vacant, Lora needs to make the difficult decision between staying and fighting for the job, or running away from the intimidation she faces. With the help of the beloved students in her class, she discovers who she really is and easily makes the right decision.

Eastern Plays(2009)

1h 23min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 13 votes)

Two estranged brothers are brought together when they have opposite roles in a racist beating: while Georgi who's recently joined a neo-nazi group participates in the violence, Hristo witnesses and rescues a Turkish family. Only by reuniting will the two brothers be able to assess what they really want from life.


0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Young, beautiful woman, with a successful career which goes through many love encounters in a turmoil of lies, flirts, passion. Finally, flirting is getting harder and more complex and she starts asking if real love exists.

Twice Upon a Time in the West(2015)

1h 37min | Comedy, Thriller, Drama

A girl on the run, a villain in the making, a faux cowboy, and Claudia Cardinale as Claudia Cardinale starring in a post-modern homage to cinema.

Everything is Love(1979)

1h 42min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Rado, an orphan from a poor Sofia neighborhood, has been in and out of school for troubled youth for years. Although he is approaching adulthood, he is yet to finish 8th grade. He cannot reconcile his pride and sense of justice with the kind of education provided by people who are deprived of sensibility and human warmth. Rado asserts his right to freedom by frequently running away. During one of his escapes he meets the love of his life, Albena. She is a good student, and comes from a well-educated, sophisticated family. This new and unexpected connection intensifies Rado's desire for freedom and independence, and leads them both into uncharted territory.

Directed by Borislav Sharaliev - With Ivan Ivanov

Czar and General(1977)

1h 16min | Drama

The film is based on the conflict between the Monarch of Bulgaria -Tsar Boris III and general Vladimir Zaimov during the Second World War and discusses different understandings about heroism and self-sacrifice.


2h 45min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Where does the dividing line lie between insanity and supersensitive mentality? How should we treat people who act in a different way then we do? A young and gifted shrink sets up a group, using up-to-date and unknown methods. His idea is to socialize such people, to integrate them into a society they keep aloof from, and help them to survive.

Exams at Any Odd Time(1974)

1h 10min | Comedy, Kids & Family
4.2/5 (with 6 votes)

Two novels united by common characters and a never-settled problem: the clash between sincerity of children and the heartless pragmatism and ambitions of grown-ups.

Directed by Ivanka Grybcheva

Clever Peter(1960)

1h 31min | Comedy

Hitar Petar escapes every hard time the life gives him by using his quick mind.

Directed by Stefan Sarchadzhiev - With Rachko Yabandzhiev

Monday Morning(1988)

1h 35min | Drama

Frivolous girl falls in love with a young construction worker. He trusts her and decides to include her in his team of workers. In the beginning, she is happy, but soon starts to feel the tensions between the people in the team. Hypocrisy and demagogy fill her with indignation and she does not keep silent about the shortcomings and mistakes of her colleagues. Gradually, her superiors become uneasy about her and the girl has to go. Her boyfriend offers her marriage, but she decides to take her own path and lead a worthy life.

Directed by Irina Aktasheva - With Pepa Nikolova

Master of All Trades(1962)

1h 21min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

A dentistry student, graduating with honor, does not get the desired job and has to start working as a MASTER OF ALL TRADES in a construction company. He has to paint walls, clean chimneys, and fix water conduits. He is not able to accomplish any of these tasks and gets into funny situations all the time. Moreover, he and his roommate, a good friend of his, quarrel over a girl. But this situation is a misunderstanding as well - the friends love different girls. A happy end is in sight.

The Five from the Moby Dick(1970)

4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Two young couples decide to spend some vacation days on a small uninhabited island. Alas, soon they'll find out that the place turns to be not so isolated.

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The Best Person I Know!(1973)

1h 30min | Drama
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

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Directed by Lyubomir Sharlandzhiev - With Nevena Kokanova, Grigor Vachkov, Nikolay Uzunov

Rapid Response Corps 2: Nuclear Threat(2014)

1h 36min | Comedy, Action
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

Hilarious comedy about a bunch of crazy private detectives who are trying to save the world from a nuclear disaster! Everything would be easier if there were not so many pretty Bulgarian girls who destract some of the agents, but sometimes help with fighting back. This is a second instalment of the Rapid Response Corps with the same characters from the first movie.

The Judgement(2014)

1h 55min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 4 votes)

This is the story of Mityo and his son Vasko, who live in a poor area, near to the Bulgarian-Turkish-Greek Border. Mityo had lost everything that has mattered to him – his wife, his work, the confidence of his son, Vasko. In order to get him back, Mityo has to find forgiveness and pay for his sin, done 25 years ago.

Rootless Tree(1974)

1h 26min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Having remained alone in his village house, old Gatyo must move in with his son and daughter-in-law in their flat in the city. They receive him with great understanding and sympathy but cannot find the key to his heart. Torn out of his natural environment and left bewilderingly rootless, this good man cannot adapt himself to the urban way of life. He does not like the mayonnaise he is offered, does not know how to use the lift. The people hurrying in the streets seem to him indifferent, and some even sly and deceitful. He sees the city as a place full of hostile people and inanimate objects. He badly misses the warm human touch of his village. Death is the only possible solution to the tragic conflict of this peasant, crucified between the archaic and the modern, and unable to adapt to the urban lifestyle.

Directed by Christo Christov - With Nikola Dadov, Nevena Kokanova

Bash maystorat fermer(1981)

1h 15min | Comedy

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Petar B. Vasilev

Bash maystorat na more(1977)

1h 4min | Comedy

Bash maystorat went to sea with his wife and son. The road passes by vegetable garden with watermelons and they filled the trunk of stolen fruit which subsequently discarded as police goes after them. A little later, by coincidence, they are towed by a truck carrying watermelons to Burgas. Bebov fix crumpled front, but does not change the burned furniture and bash maystorat is forced to tour around the country until he found a new one. In a series of cunning finally outwit both remain without what we have agreed.


30min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Manol -- a retired general, a loving grandfather -- is a patriarch of firm morals and fixed beliefs, which he has upheld in his household. But on this day he learns that the boy he raised is gay. The life choices of his loved ones challenge his values in a battle he has lost by default.

One More Dream(2012)

1h 27min
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Four women who have reached the bottom of despair are ready to do anything to re-surface again. And at that very moment life offers them the most absurd opportunity-to fulfill their dream. On the borderline between fantasy and reality the four of them realize that when you have nothing you can risk everything. They rush into a planned bank robbery without realizing that money is the last thing they need. Because fate collides them with people who dream as well.

King for a Day(1983)

1h 27min | Comedy
4.2/5 (with 4 votes)

This film is a comedy about a poor man named Purko. Purko always fails in his attempt to escape from poverty. The film illustrates the social and the moral atmosphere in Bulgaria during the 1930's.

The Sole Witness(1990)


When a tired factory worker Christo Panov (Oleg Borisov) going home from work gets embroiled with a dispute with a bus driver, leading to threats of assault by the driver, that's bad enough. Then an irate passenger files charges against the driver. After the driver appears on the factory worker's doorstep with his wife and three children, pleading with him not to testify, he easily agrees. However, soon he learns that the woman who brought charges against the driver is now being charged by with slander. No matter what he does, someone will suffer unneccessarily. Oleg Borisov won an acting award for his role as the factory worker from the 1988 Venice film festival.

Directed by Mihail Pandurski - With Oleg Borisov, Kiril Variyski, Lyuben Chatalov, Iren Krivoshieva, Katya Chukova, Sashka Bratanova, ...

Chicho Krastnik(1988)

1h 28min | Music

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Margarit and Margarita(1989)

1h 32min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

A pair of rebellious high school students get thrown out of home and school, then drift from job to job. Bulgaria's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1990.

Directed by Nikolai Volev - With Hristo Shopov

Captive Flock(1962)

1h 31min | Drama

In this routine World War II drama by Bulgarian director Doutcho Mundrov, a group of doomed POWs work together to keep their own dignity and ethical standards high. As the prisoners interact against a background of strife, imprisonment, and references to a rising Communist presence, they come to discover that there is an outside informer passing on information to the enemy. Although they face impending execution, they decide to take steps to end the informer's career.

Directed by Ducho Mundrov - With Dimitar Buynozov, Asen Kisimov, Peter Slabakov, Stefan Iliev, Magda Kolchakova

The Old Lady(1960)

1h 38min | Drama

An undistinguished drama with a political message that dominates the story, this Bulgarian tale is set during the Occupation of the country in World War II. In spite of their class differences a young working man falls in love with an upper-crust woman and the two have a romantic interlude until the reality of their opposite situations hits him. He decides that the Communist Party and the underground resistance movement are better choices than the woman he thought he loved. As always in the "boy meets tractor" type of propaganda film, personal happiness only lies in championing the underdog.

Item One(1956)

1h 17min | Drama
4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A quite line in the capital city. A little girl, Veseto, slips out of home unnoticed, attracted by the voices of children playing in the yard. when the kids get tired of playing hide-and-seek, they scatter and Veseto sets out in a long stroll across the city, full of exciting adventures. She talks to a chimney sweep, stops to look at some land surveyors at work, watches an interesting football game at the stadium, enjoys herself at the fair, extemporizes as an actress and has a trying experience on a building site. All the people in the neighborhood start looking for the lost child. In the evening, Veseto reappears. She is back to the arms of her mother, while the people in the neighborhood prove by deeds their human solidarity, their love for children and their resolve to struggle for peace, a must for children's future all over the world.

Directed by Boyan Danovski - With Zheni Bozhinova, Ruzha Delcheva, Konstantin Kisimov, Stefan Dimitrov, Ivan Bratanov, Ivan Tonev, ...

The Painter Zlatyu Boyadzhiev(1961)

Short Bulgarian documentary shown at Cannes 1961.


1h 24min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

1971, Bulgaria under Communist regime. A time when people are systematically oppressed a father decides to walk almost 100km to the nearest town so he can buy a new radio for his rock 'n roll obsessed son.

Directed by Ruzie Hasanova


1h 36min

The main character is a commander of a nuclear powered submarine. Once a very promising hydroacoustics expert, he sacrificed his scientific career to devoting himself to serving his homeland as a warrior. Gradually, he figures out that the worth of mastering the art of war is in its non-appliance.

Directed by Christo Christov - With Mikhail Mutafov, Nevena Kokanova, Penka Tsitselkova, Nikola Dadov, Pavel Poppandov, Ivan Yordanov, ...
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