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Movies: Best Movies in Croatian(Hrvatski jezik)

Croatian (hrvatski [xř̩ʋaːtskiː]) is the standardised variety of the Serbo-Croatian pluricentric language mainly used by Croats. It is the national official language and literary standard of Croatia, one of the official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, the Serbian province of Vojvodina, the European Union and a recognized minority language elsewhere in Serbia and other neighbouring countries. In the mid-18th century, the first attempts to provide a Croatian literary standard began on the basis of the Neo-Shtokavian dialect that served as a supraregional lingua franca – pushing back regional Chakavian, Kajkavian, and Shtokavian vernaculars. The decisive role was played by Croatian Vukovians, who cemented the usage of Ijekavian Neo-Shtokavian as the literary standard in the late 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, in addition to designing a phonological orthography. Croatian is written in Gaj's Latin alphabet. Besides the Shtokavian dialect, on which Standard Croatian is based, there are two other main supradialects spoken on the territory of Croatia, Chakavian and Kajkavian. These supradialects, and the four national standards, are usually subsumed under the term "Serbo-Croatian" in English; this term is controversial for native speakers, and name... ()

Croatian is spoken in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, Serbia, Croatia, Austria, Romania, Hungary and Montenegro and 638 movies (between 1910 and 2024) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in Croatia (588). Popular genres for Croatian movies are Drama (299), Documentary (160) and Comedy (98). Murina (2022), Sixth Bus (2022), Dancing on the Grave (2022), Jerusalem Syndrome (2004) and Vector (2010) are among the best known & most successful Croatian movies.


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Murina(2022)

1h 32min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

A teenage girl decides to replace her controlling father with his wealthy foreign friend during a weekend trip to the Adriatic Sea.

Directed by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović - With Danica Curcic, Leon Lučev, Cliff Curtis, Jonas Smulders, Gracija Filipović

Sixth Bus(2022)

1h 43min | War, Drama

A young American is trying to find a man from her past, but he is never to be found, during the largest conflict on European soil since World War II – the battle of Vukovar. It is a search of identity and truth at a place where truth is selective, elusive, and even feared. A quest for faith, connection, and redemption simmers beneath the search.

Directed by Eduard Galić

Dancing on the Grave(2022)

19min | Drama, Comedy

"Dancing on the Grave" shows an unusual family. The characters are at the mercy of each other. Lucana (25) competes with her brother Stjepko (30) to win their mother's affection. Lucana has no chance of winning because she cannot change what's between her legs.

Seventy-Two Days(2010)

1h 33min | Comedy, Drama
3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

A family from isolated village in Lika makes a good living out of American pension earned by their late granddad Djuradj and received by his widow Nedja. The very existence of a family is threatened when Nedja dies, but the head of the family comes up with a cunning plan.

Just Between Us(2010)

1h 27min | Drama, Comedy
2.4/5 (with 3 votes)

Nikola is a man who knows how to really enjoy life; he's even able to rouse sympathy for his sinful ways. His brother turns a blind eye to his philandering although, with a broken marriage behind him, he doesn't have a clear conscience, either. Is there anything positive to be said about infidelity, or does it simply deserve the utmost contempt, particularly when it's more premeditated than spontaneous?

Forest Creatures(2010)

2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

The new Dutch owner of a Croatian marketing agency is organizing an action-style team building for his employees over weekend. After rafting which ends up with an incident, the employees divide in two paintball groups. While making their way through the forest full of surprises – a local family who is plotting against their lives, suspicious instructors, a random pair of hikers and bizarre accidents. As the day comes to its end, it is clear that, after this game, nothing will ever be the same.

Directed by Ivan-Goran Vitez - With Vinko Kraljević, Goran Navojec, Ljubiša Savanović

The Cashier Wants to Go to the Seaside(2001)

1h 26min | Comedy
2.3/5 (with 3 votes)

After being repeatedly denied her requests for a vacation by her sexist boss, a young woman finally explodes.

No One's Son(2008)

1h 40min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

Ivan is a 36-year old ex-rock singer and a disillusioned war veteran who lost both legs in the recent Croatian Homeland War. His father, Izidor, was a well-known political prisoner in the former Yugoslavia, and is now standing as an independent candidate for the Croatian Parliament. Then a face from the past re-appears: an impoverished Serbian refugee called Simo, who has recently returned to the town. As an ex-communist official, Simo imprisoned Izidor decades ago. He knows certain facts about Izidor that could destroy his reputation and wreck his political campaign. Simo demands money, in return for his silence and he also has a secret rendezvous with Ivan's mother, Ana. Soon a long-buried secret surfaces once more - with huge repercussions for Ivan. He starts to provoke hard-line Croatians by singing Serbian nationalistic songs, daring them to kill him.

Directed by Arsen Anton Ostojić - With Mustafa Nadarević, Goran Grgić, Alen Liverić, Daria Lorenci, Zdenko Jelčić, Dražen Kühn, ...

Donkey(2009)

1h 30min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 3 votes)

It is 1995. The summer when the war operation Storm will take place. Boro, who is going to be forty in a year and a half, with his wife Jasna and son Luka goes to his home village Drinovci, Herzegovina, after seven years. He wants to see his brother who managed to leave Sarajevo with his family. Boro knew that his brother was wounded, but when he sees him after many years, he discovers that the brother will spend the rest of his life in wheel chair. Boro constantly fights with Jasna, and he doesn't speak at all to his father Pako, whom he blames for his mother's death. In two weeks in August 1995, Boro will solve the years long dispute with his father, he will learn to be a better husband and a father.

What Iva Recorded(2005)

1h 32min | Drama
4.2/5 (with 3 votes)

Iva is a girl who receives a small digital video camera for her fourteenth birthday. Delighted by her new toy, the girl immediately starts taping everything around her, recording a series of events surrounding her birthday celebration on her first tape. These ninety minutes form the film What Iva Recorded on October 21st, 2003.

Directed by Tomislav Radić - With Ivo Gregurević

Facing the Day(2006)

1h 13min | Documentary

In Lepoglava, one of the most notorious penitentiaries in Europe, many regimes have trained their strictness by imposing the brutal methods of the so-called prison rehabilitation. Lepoglava is still the central Croatian penitentiary, in which several prisoners have decided to take up Shakespeare. This is the story about those of them who would today, were Shakespeare alive, be the heroes of his plays.

Sorry for Kung Fu(2004)

1h 10min | Drama
2.8/5 (with 4 votes)

Mirjana is returning to Croatia from Germany where she spent some time as a refugee. She is pregnant. Now, when the war in Croatia is over and her visa expired, Mirjana is coming back to her family in a remote and devastated village. Her family is trying to move on with their lives after the war. They rebuild their house and they are trying to find a new husband for their pregnant daughter. Being patriarchal and devoted to their tradition they believe a woman needs to have a husband and a child has to have a father. Of course, the child and the father have to be of the same nationality. Problems start when Mirjana gives a birth to a boy with Asian features. The family and the neighbors are shocked. Mirjana¡¦s rigid father refuses to accept a grandchild of a different nationality, not to mention the one of a different race! Mirjana and her son are forced to leave. She returns only when her father falls seriously ill and requests to see his grandson before he dies.

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Cowboys(2013)

1h 47min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 4 votes)

Six men, one woman (and her brother) come together with one goal - to make the play. It would be probably another common story that this theater group is composed of anti-heroes who float lost in time and space, in a town where it seems that the sun sets in the east. Led by Sasha, a director who has recently returned to his hometown, this group of socially neadaptiranih amateurs starting the fight to their demons and the prejudices that surround them in the society. For dramaturgical template selection western and riding on stereotypes of the genre of the struggle between good and evil, the conflict between civilization and wilderness, the protagonists develop their life stories inevitably influencing and changing each other. Although, as time passes, the show looks increasingly like a mission impossible, almost all of its stakeholders is increasingly seen as a metaphor for their fate and get caught for it as the opportunity of a lifetime .

Directed by Tomislav Mrsic - With Rakan Rushaidat, Živko Anočić, Ana Begić

Lisinski(1944)

1h 25min | Drama, Music
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Biography of Vatroslav Lisinski, 19th century Croatian composer and the author of the first Croatian opera.

Directed by Oktavijan Miletić - With Sena Jurinac

Long Dark Night(2004)

3h 14min | Drama, History, War
3.2/5 (with 3 votes)

"Long Dark Night" follows the life of the fictional character Iva Kolar: his experiences as a Croatian University student, his role as a Partisan fighting Hitler's troops during W.W. II, his involvement in his nation's post-war government, and his eventual downfall.

Lapitch the Little Shoemaker(1997)

1h 23min | Animation
2.7/5 (with 7 votes)

Fed up with the harsh treatment his master has given him, a brave little mouse (and later his dog, Brewster) sets off on an adventure.

Directed by Milan Blažeković

The Happy Child(2003)

1h 37min | Documentary
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

The Happy Child is a story of "New Wave" rock genre predominant in the ex-Yugoslavia during the socialist 70's and 80's.

Directed by Igor Mirković - With Vlada Divljan, Električni Orgazam, Mirko Ilić

Hedgehog's Home(2017)

10min | Animation
2.6/5 (with 4 votes)

In a lush and lively forest lives a hedgehog. He is at once admired, respected and envied by the other animals. However, Hedgehog’s unwavering devotion to his home annoys and mystifies a quartet of insatiable beasts: a cunning fox, an angry wolf, a gluttonous bear and a muddy boar. Together, the haughty brutes march off towards Hedgehog’s home to see just what is so precious about this “castle, shiny and huge.” What they find amazes them and sparks a tense and prickly standoff.

Simulacra(2014)

3.7/5 (with 3 votes)

Which image is real - the one staring at us from the mirror or the one standing in front of it? In hallways filled with illusions, a simulacrum behind the looking glass, he is trying to find out if he is looking at a stranger or a hidden part of himself.

Hunger(2014)

7min | Animation
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Everything that is alive is hungry; seed is hungry for light, bird is hungry for flight, man is hungry for the touch of another. The seed of longing grows into what feeds us.

The Burden(2017)

20min
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The script follows the emotional and spiritual downward spiral of a modern man breaking down under the pressures of everyday life.

Choban(2015)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Layka, a female dog, gets kidnapped and then launched to Space. Choban, the owner, starts the search.

Pain(2024)

22min | Documentary

After being diagnosed with progressive Parkinson's disease, the legendary Croatian experimental filmmaker Ivan Faktor (b. 1953) decides to visualise his physical state with a mobile phone camera. Through interventions into received documentary modes, he creates a surprisingly spirited inner world of an artist imprisoned in space. This is filmmaking as the act of self-preservation.

Mary(2017)

29min | Drama
4.1/5 (with 33 votes)

Marinko, an assistant worker in the tow-away service has had visions of Virgin Mary. He does not know what to do with her.

A.D.A.M.(2014)

The expansiveness of empty landscapes that call attention to their subtle forms in a dynamic macro-perspective, and densely built urban ensembles combined with fragments of dry instructions and inconspicuously urgent communications to create a reserved fictional meditation on the relationship between man and machine.

The Decline of the Century: Testament L.Z.(1994)

3h 21min | Documentary

An epic documentary of rise and fall of Ustasha regime in Croatia.

Marija's Own(2011)

A documentary musical comedy with elements of kitchen-sink realist drama, featuring Marija's three granddaughters: Nina, Zeljka and Danira.

Unknown Energies, Unidentified Emotions(2015)

A Foundation reporter, Isidor Dukas comes to the Institute to make a report. For the purpose of objective reporting, the Foundation uses agents with induced, synthetic identities. In confrontation with one of the test subjects, what was supposed to be a routine control turns into a never ending maze.

Rainbow(2010)

1h 20min | Animation
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The story of a hidden war, a war between generations, war in which always children lose. Through a dramatic and picturesque tale, we discover two legends intertwining - a legend of a father and a son, and of a young girl Srna who is profoundly affected by the harshness of the world and decides to take a walk beneath the rainbow to transform into a boy. The film's message is intended for all parents: Talk to your children before it is too late.

The Last Well(2017)

3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

The year is 2037. Europe is in a state of complete breakdown. The owner of the last well of natural pure water becomes substitute father and husband. But when his well runs dry, he is forced to do the one last "trade".

Directed by Filip Filković - With Alen Liverić
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