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Movies: Best Movies in Estonian(Eesti keel)

Estonian (eesti keel [ˈeːsʲti ˈkeːl]) is a Finnic language of the Uralic family. Estonian is the official language of Estonia. It is written in the Latin script and is the first language of the majority of the country's population; it is also an official language of the European Union. Estonian is spoken natively by about 1.1 million people: 922,000 people in Estonia and 160,000 elsewhere. ()

Estonian is spoken in Estonia and 656 movies (between 1912 and 2024) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in Estonia (384). Popular genres for Estonian movies are Drama (217), Animation (151) and Documentary (123). Class Reunion (2016), Lotte and the Moonstone Secret (2011), Kids of the Night (2021), The Class (2007) and Vaeste kirjanike maja (2012) are among the best known & most successful Estonian movies.


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Class Reunion(2016)

1h 30min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 4 votes)

Three middle aged men are going to their high school reunion after 25 years and the troubles that come with it.

Directed by René Vilbre - With Mait Malmsten, Ago Anderson, Henry Kõrvits

Lotte and the Moonstone Secret(2011)

3.0/5 (with 6 votes)

Plucky young Lotte embarks on an adventure with her uncle Klaus to solve the mystery of three stones that a pair of hooded figures are attempting to retrieve.

Kids of the Night(2021)

1h 41min | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 1 vote)

A film about three sisters who have reached different turning points in their lives. Liis, who has just graduated from high school, discovers that the future planned with her boyfriend is not so certain. Elder sister Karin, the first victim of her parents' expectations, tries to cope in today's sexist business environment. Jane, the youngest of the sisters, tries to resist the pressure of her party animal friend to prove herself as someone who she is not. During one fateful night, secrets and feelings that none of them wanted to admit to themselves before are revealed.

The Class(2007)

1h 39min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 93 votes)

An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts a war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.

Directed by Ilmar Raag - With Vallo Kirs

Justice(2009)

15min

A stranger who wanders to a desolate farm is captured and accused of arson. If the man is guilty, it would be fitting to judge over his life right there. But what if the man is innocent?

Farts of Fury(2011)

1h 55min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Keiser, the lead singer of a former rock group won't put up with approaching old age and decides to call his old band members together. Keiser's ambition is to return to the big stage with his buddies. Despite the initial resistance of other fellows, Keiser will be successful, at least partly so. It is a fast-paced comedy full of humor and consolation, telling the story about people who despite all obstacles strive for their goal.

Three Jolly Fellows(1984)

2.4/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Avo Paistik

Dance Around the Steam Boiler(1988)

2h 10min | Drama, History
4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The movie travels through the 20th century by monitoring a steam boiler. We see the history of Estonia through life, agricultural work and people at different times.

The Firewater(1994)

1h 34min | Crime, Drama
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

At the end of the 1920-s the Finnish government proclaimed dry law which lasted 12 years. Estonian bootleggers living on the neighboring coast of the Gulf of Finland profited from prohibition......

Directed by Hardi Volmer

Men Don't Cry(1968)

1h 20min | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 4 votes)

A group of sleepless nerds should be taken into sanitarium for hard-therapy. They are taken to a lonely island but no sanitarium is in sight. Suddenly turns out that the nurses have kidnapped the men and are about to give them the only useful medicine they need - fresh air and work. But the patients decide to disobey. There's only one solution - to escape. The film is absolute cult in Estonia.

I Was Here(2008)

1h 35min | Crime, Drama
3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

Seventeen-year-old Rass is growing up in an Estonian suburb. In the absence of a solid home life his family becomes a group of youngsters who are verging on being thieves. Drugs are an inseparable part of their lives, and when Rass agrees to distribute them, he gets tangled up in the narcotics trade. Small amounts suddenly become two-kilo packages that the mafia, to the misfortune of all involved, has not been paid for, and is ready to collect on by force….

Georg(2007)

1h 42min | Drama, Music
2.6/5 (with 4 votes)

Unforgettable melodies, unique timbre and a memorable, soul-stirring voice. A mystery for women and authority for men, his talent was revered by the highest ranks of the Soviet Union and millions of ordinary people. Georg Ots took the stage when a huge country was recovering from the horrors of war, and his voice returned them faith in a bright future. Few people know what his life was really like.

Directed by Peeter Simm - With Marko Matvere, Renārs Kaupers
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Life Without Gabriella Ferri(2008)

2.6/5 (with 2 votes)

A man and a woman lead a complicated love life, filled with erotic tension and despotic passion. Their son is an involuntary witness to all this, cooped up despondently in his room banging his head against the wall. To get away from the situation, he escapes into a virtual world. But when the man finds himself inopportunely stuck out on the balcony of the apartment, a burglar gets into the building. At the same time, in a neighbouring apartment, spies are getting ready to listen in on a group of scientists.

Penelope(2016)

4min | Animation
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A woman is caught up with house chores after someone rings her door.

Directed by Duncan Skiles

Wild Violets(1980)

1h 34min | Action, Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

It is the year 1947. The war is over but Estonian forests are still hiding armoured men. When the message comes that Western spies will arrive to support the local bushwhackers, security officer Rein Taim starts to lead the counter operation of the Communist Secret Police in order to catch the Western diversionists and the leader of the Estonian bushwhackers.

Directed by Kaljo Kiisk

Cheka Commissar Miroschtschenko(1925)

1h 18min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

The Soviet Russia of 1920s. A group of Estonians, including young woman Agnes and her mother, Agnes’s friend engineer Karl Raudsepp and his fiancee Erna, are waiting for permission to return to Estonia. Love, however, won’t ask about people’s plans, poor conditions nor general atmosphere of violence. The mutual feelings between Karl and Agnes make Erna so jealous that she will make a false complaint about Agnes to Cheka. Agnes’s beauty hypnotizes both Tchekist Commissar Miroschtschenko and secret agent Hevelyn – both of them make up their minds that they must win the girl’s heart.

Directed by Paul Sehnert - With Eduard Pütsep

Agent Wild Duck(2002)

1h 18min | Adventure, Drama, Action
1.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Hans Wild Duck Gens, an old school industrial spy becomes suicidally jealous when the firm brings in a German performance artist who becomes not only the top agent, but also replaces him in his girlfriend Monika's affections.

Directed by Marko Raat - With Mait Malmsten, Aleksander Eelmaa, Kersti Heinloo, Andrus Vaarik, Kaido Veermäe, Mihkel Smeljanski, ...

A Man Who Never Was(1990)

1h 33min
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

In the final weeks of the existence of the Soviet empire, a number of unusual films were released. In this wry Estonian comedy, a woman with an unusual talent for mimicry which eventually earns her a career on the radio between WWII and the Russian resettlement of that country (with a corresponding deportation of millions of Estonians to Siberia). In an absurd fashion, her self-generate sound effects help her get out of all sorts of scrapes with the authorities. When those fail, her incredible nonchalance succeeds. By the end of the film, it becomes clear that she has bestowed her inimitable imitative gift on her newborn son, as well.

Directed by Peeter Simm

Empty(2006)

40min | Drama
2.8/5 (with 4 votes)

A young intellectual, Mati, engineers himself into a situation where he has to spend a weekend with his wife Helina and her lover Eduard. The trio goes to Eduard's summer house, surrounded by the majestic scenery of big forests and an empty beach. Mati, either out of jealousy or pride, has decided to win back his wife and will do anything his introverted and inert mind can come up with.

Spring(1969)

1h 24min | Drama, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 11 votes)

Semi-autobiographical story by Oskar Luts about friendship, love and life in a small Estonian country boarding school in the late 1800s.

Summer(1976)

1h 20min | Comedy, Drama
3.4/5 (with 5 votes)

In the beginning of the 20th century, Joosep Toots has returned from Russia, where he learned agriculture. He wants to start reforming his father's farm, Ülesoo. At the same time, he's competing with Kiir to win the love of Teele. Teele has stated that she agrees to marry with a farmer only. So Kiir decides to go to Russia to learn agriculture too.

Dead Mountaineer's Hotel(1979)

3.0/5 (with 18 votes)

The police get a call-out to a lonely hotel in the Alps. When an officer gets to the hotel everything seems to be alright. Suddenly, an avalanche cuts them off from the rest of the world and strange things start happening.

December Heat(2008)

1h 32min | War, Action, Drama, History
2.7/5 (with 4 votes)

The young country of Estonia is dancing to the jazzy tune of the 1920's when on December 1, 1924, the capital Tallinn is overrun by members of the Comintern in an attempt to stage a Communist coup. The film follows the fates of a young soldier called Tanel and his wife, a telephone operator named Anna, amidst the ensuing chaos which determines whether the country remains independent or becomes a minor province in the Communist Empire.

Directed by Asko Kase - With Sergo Vares, Tõnu Kark, Liisi Koikson, Mait Malmsten

Georgica(1998)

1h 49min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 6 votes)

A quiet Tarkovskian drama about an old man who lives alone on a deserted island which the Soviet fighter planes use for nighttime target practicing. A young mute boy is sent from the mainland to keep him company. Both are haunted by memories, the boy about his mother and the old man about his younger days as a missionary in Africa.

Directed by Sulev Keedus

Red Mercury(2010)

2.6/5 (with 3 votes)

It's the early 90's. A new currency is in circulation in Estonia - the kroon. The former federal republic has become a world leader in non-ferrous metal exports. There is a relentless struggle around this criminal business. It brings new victims every day. Estonia ranks first in Europe in terms of the number of killings. This is just the beginning ...

Shop of Dreams(2005)

1h 50min | Comedy, Drama
2.7/5 (with 4 votes)

Three friends return from a vacation and discover that the TV studio they work for has gone bankrupt - so they decide to start their own costume renting business.

Directed by Peeter Urbla

Made in Estonia(2003)

1h 40min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Fantasy and reality dance a wicked tango in this quirky comedy about the misadventures of Mill and Norm, two talented radio actors in Estonia.

Directed by Rando Pettai

The Winds of the Milky Way(1978)

54min | Documentary
3.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Sequel to the "The Waterfowl People". The author interprets the kinship, linguistic and cultural relationships of the Finno-Ugric peoples. Finns, Vepsians, Votes, Setos, Erzya-Mordvinians, Mansi, Hungarians, Sami, Nganasans, and Estonians appear in the film. The film was shot in 1977 on location in northern Finland, Sapmi, Vepsia, Votia, Mordovia, Khantia-Mansia, Hungary, the Taymyr Peninsula, the Setomaa region in Estonia, and on the Estonian islands of Saaremaa and Muhu. Footage was also shot in 1970 in the Nenets Okrug. The second documentary in Lennart Meri's "Encyclopaedia Cinematographica Gentium Fenno - Ugricarum" series.

Directed by Lennart Meri

Chasing Ponies(2016)

1h 20min | Adventure, Comedy
2.6/5 (with 2 votes)

"American summer" is a road movie about life. It is loosely based on the adventures of real Eastern European university students selling books door to door in United States.

Directed by Rain Rannu - With Einar Kuusk

Jan Uuspõld Goes Home(2024)

A sequel to the cult classic Jan Uuspõld goes to Tartu or 186 Kilometers.

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