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Movies: Best Movies in Bulgarian(български език)

Bulgarian ( bu(u)l-GAIR-ee-ən; български език, bŭlgarski ezik, pronounced [ˈbɤɫɡɐrski]) is an Eastern South Slavic language spoken in Southeast Europe, primarily in Bulgaria. It is the language of the 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, including 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 the Bulgarian historical communities in North Macedonia, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, Romania, Hungary, Albania and Greece. ()

Bulgarian is spoken in Albania, Russia, Turkey, Serbia, Ukraine, Romania, Greece, Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Moldova and 679 movies (between 1913 and 2024) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in Bulgaria (613). Popular genres for Bulgarian movies are Drama (413), Comedy (122) and Documentary (55). Attraction (2018), Eastern Plays (2009), Bai Ivan 2 (2022), Reunion 2 (2022) and Relationology (2020) are among the best known & most successful Bulgarian movies.


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Attraction(2018)

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
3.3/5 (with 15 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.

Bai Ivan 2(2022)

1h 35min | Comedy, Adventure
0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A sequel to the Bulgarian 2021 movie "Bai Ivan".

Reunion 2(2022)

1h 46min | Comedy, Drama

- No description / details available yet. -

Relationology(2020)

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.

Liuben(2024)

1h 49min | Romance / Love, Drama

Victor has a nice life in Madrid with his partner, José. However, after returning to his childhood home in the mountains of Bulgaria for his grandfather's funeral, he decides to stay for the summer. While reconnecting with his father and the village way of life, he unexpectedly finds love in the form of Liuben, an 18-year-old Roma boy. Despite their differences, and the conflicts surrounding them, Victor and Liuben find refuge in each other, while a romance begins to take form.

Directed by Venci Kostov

Christmas Tree Upside Down(2006)

2h 7min | Drama

A gigantic Christmas tree travels across Bulgaria towards the capital passing birthdays, pregnancies, a suicidal man and gypsies. The countless stories on the way sketch a realistic and poetic image of this brand new member of the European Union.

Directed by Ivan Cherkelov, Vasil Zhivkov - With Krasimir Dokov, Georgi Cherkelov, Slava Doycheva, Aleksandra Vasileva, Anton Radichev

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.

Radiogram(2018)

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

Cyclops(1976)

1h 36min | Drama

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, ...

The Past-Master went to the sea(1982)

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.

The Past-Master farmer(1981)

1h 15min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Petar B. Vasilev
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Everything is Love(1979)

1h 42min | Drama
4.1/5 (with 4 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

Tsar 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.

Adaptation(1981)

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
4.1/5 (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, Leo Konforti

The Painter Zlatyu Boyadzhiev(1961)

Short Bulgarian documentary shown at Cannes 1961.

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, ...

First Lesson(1960)

1h 38min | Drama, Romance / Love

Sofia, Bulgaria during World War II - Pesho, a poor boy from a working class family, falls in love with Violeta, a rich girl.

Troubled Road, a Man Decides(1955)

1h 56min | Drama

Venice Film Festival 1955.

Directed by Dako Dakovski - With Ivan Bratanov, Stefan Savov, Miroslav Mindov, Violeta Minkova, Dimitar Botschew, Petar Dimitrov, ...

We Were Young(1961)

1h 50min | Drama, War, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 3 votes)

During Second World War a beautiful love between two young people burns out against the background of the Nazi reality.

Blueberry Hill(2002)

1h 48min

The film is a kaleidoscope of people, events, feasts, curses, drunkenness and love.

Directed by Alexander Morfov - With Samuel Finzi, Rousy Chanev, Vasil Vasilev-Zueka, Plamen Peev, Reni Vrangova, Nikolai Urumov, ...

And that's for this Christmas(2024)

14min | Drama

While preparing the details for his own funeral, an elderly man realizes that he will be celebrating Christmas alone. Unable to fall asleep, he decides to spend the holiday at the grave of his deceased wife.

The Longest Night(1967)

1h 36min

The action takes place during the Second World War. Unexpectedly in a train compartment a fugitive - British captive - appears among the passengers. The human solidarity is stronger than the fear, and they do their best to save him.

Directed by Vulo Radev - With Nevena Kokanova, Georgi Kaloyanchev, Ivan Bratanov, Wasil Watschew, Oleg Kovachev, Maya Dragomanska, ...

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
4.1/5 (with 5 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.

Sneakers(2011)

1h 51min | Adventure, Action, Drama
2.3/5 (with 3 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

The Sole Witness(1990)

1h

When a tired factory worker Christo Panov 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.

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

Lady Zee(2006)

1h 36min | Drama
1.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A tragic comedy about an orphan girl who knows nothing better than the animal way but at the end comes to realize her only chance - to be human.

Directed by Georgi Djulgerov - With Aneliya Garbova, Ivan Barnev, Pavel Paskalev, Rousy Chanev
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