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Movies: Best Movies in Romanian(Limba română)

Romanian (obsolete spelling: Roumanian; endonym: limba română [ˈlimba roˈmɨnə], or românește [romɨˈneʃte], lit. 'in Romanian') is the official and main language of Romania and Moldova. Romanian is part of the Eastern Romance sub-branch of Romance languages, a linguistic group that evolved from several dialects of Vulgar Latin which separated from the Western Romance languages in the course of the period from the 5th to the 8th centuries. To distinguish it within the Eastern Romance languages, in comparative linguistics it is called Daco-Romanian as opposed to its closest relatives, Aromanian, Megleno-Romanian, and Istro-Romanian. It is also spoken as a minority language by stable communities in the countries surrounding Romania (Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia and Ukraine), and by the large Romanian diaspora. In total, it is spoken by 25 million people as a first language. Romanian was also known as Moldovan in Moldova, although the Constitutional Court of Moldova ruled in 2013 that "the official language of Moldova is Romanian". On 16 March 2023, the Moldovan Parliament approved a law on referring to the national language as Romanian in all legislative texts and the constitution. On 22 March, the president of Moldova, Maia Sandu, promulgated the law. ()

Romanian is spoken in Serbia, Ukraine, Romania and Moldova and 1,195 movies (between 1898 and 2024) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in Romania (1,081). Popular genres for Romanian movies are Drama (620), Comedy (249) and Documentary (121). Graduation (2016), 5Gang: A Different Kind of Christmas (2019), 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007), Klaus & Barroso (2024) and Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (2021) are among the best known & most successful Romanian movies.


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Graduation(2016)

R
| 2h 7min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 122 votes)

Romeo Aldea, a physician living in a small mountain town in Transylvania, has raised his daughter Eliza with the idea that once she turns 18, she will leave to study and live abroad. His plan is close to succeeding. Eliza has won a scholarship to study psychology in the UK. She just has to pass her final exams – a formality for such a good student. On the day before her first written exam, Eliza is assaulted in an attack that could jeopardize her entire future. Now Romeo has to make a decision. There are ways of solving the situation, but none of them using the principles he, as a father, has taught his daughter.

5Gang: A Different Kind of Christmas(2019)

1h 36min | Action, Comedy
4.1/5 (with 52 votes)

To keep the band together, Selly tries to earn money by making an appearance at the birthday party of a mobster's daughter - until he gets kidnapped.

Directed by Matei Dima - With Andrei Șelaru, Diana Condurache, Andrei Gavril, Luca Bogdan Adrian, Mădălin Șerban Păcurar, Cosmin Nedelcu, ...

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days(2007)

1h 54min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 333 votes)

Two college roommates have 24 hours to make the ultimate choice as they finalize arrangements for a black market abortion.

Klaus & Barroso(2024)

1h 27min | Comedy
4.1/5 (with 1 vote)

A bartender-combiner urgently needs to pay off a debt. He persuades his brother, a fiery bouncer, to arrange a bachelor party together, without the knowledge of the owners of the club where he works.

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn(2021)

NR
| 1h 46min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 69 votes)

Emi, a school teacher, finds her career and reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is leaked on the Internet. Forced to meet the parents demanding her dismissal, Emi refuses to surrender to their pressure.

Directed by Radu Jude - With Katia Pascariu, Claudia Ieremia, Olimpia Mălai, Andi Vasluianu, Tudorel Filimon, Alexandru Potocean, ...

R.M.N.(2022)

2h 5min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 40 votes)

A few days before Christmas, having quit his job in Germany, Matthias returns to his Transylvanian village. He wishes to involve himself more in the education of his son, Rudi, left for too long in the care of his mother, Ana, and to rid him of the unresolved fears that have gripped him. He’s also eager to see his ex-lover Csilla and preoccupied about his old father, Otto. When a few new workers are hired at the small factory that Csilla manages, the peace of the community is disturbed, underlying fears grip the adults, and frustrations, conflicts and passions erupt through the thin sliver of apparent understanding and calm.

Directed by Cristian Mungiu - With Judith State, Andrei Finți

Selfie(2014)

2h 3min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 10 votes)

Yasmine , Roxi and Ana run away to the seaside two days before their finals to have the time of their lives.

Sweet Little Lies(2012)

3.2/5 (with 6 votes)

The sweetest girl, Dana (Diana Dumitrescu) has to go out on a date with a broker, Dani (Andi Vasluianu) because her chubby friend, Oana (Antoaneta Zaharia), doesn't have the courage to meet her Facebook lover face to face. A hacker (Marius Damian) is cheating his partner, the computer, with a Facebook profile picture of two exquisite "delicious" girls. The whip cream/ chocolate teacher (Loredana Groza), a French woman who knows the insights of living in Bucharest teaches her pupils the art of Savarin by day and Marquis de Sade's practices by night. No one is what they pretend to be and they all believe that telling lies is the most beautiful truth, and this leads to a series of misunderstandings.

Directed by Iura Luncașu - With Andi Vasluianu, Diana Dumitrescu, Loredana Groza, Gabriela Popescu

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu(2005)

2h 30min | Comedy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 73 votes)

Mr. Lazarescu is a retired Romanian engineer, spending his time in the company of his cats and booze. When he starts feeling unusually ill, he first seeks painkillers from his neighbors. It soon becomes apparent that Lazarescu is indeed sick, and an ambulance arrives with a nurse who has a few ideas about what could be the problem. However, a major traffic accident and poor organization leaves little room in Romanian hospitals for the fading Lazarescu.

Collective(2019)

1h 49min | Documentary
3.9/5 (with 62 votes)

In the aftermath of a tragic fire in a Romanian club, burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life threatening. A team of investigative journalists move into action uncovering the mass corruption of the health system and of the state institutions. Collective follows journalists, whistle blowers, and authorities alike. An immersive and uncompromising look into a dysfunctional system, exposing corruption, propaganda, and manipulation that nowadays affect not only Romania, but societies around the world.

Directed by Alexander Nanau

Hawaii(2017)

1h 56min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 6 votes)

Hawaii is a story on the struggle of inheriting $3 million in communist-era Romania when owning $1 could mean losing your freedom and touches on the theme of how money could buy if not happiness, at least the freedom to choose unhappiness.

Beyond the Hills(2012)

2h 30min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 79 votes)

A drama centered on the friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.

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One Step Behind the Seraphim(2017)

2h 30min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 15 votes)

A group of freshmen in an orthodox college are introduced in a world of cons, pleasure and money, but they soon discover that's not the way one's life should be lead.

Directed by Daniel Sandu

Aferim!(2015)

1h 48min | Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 43 votes)

Set in early 19th century Wallachia, Romania, a policeman, Costandin, is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife.

6.9 on the Richter Scale(2016)

1h 56min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 6 votes)

A humble Romanian actor in his 40's, hardly surviving between a complicated part in a musical, a depressed wife, and the obsession of an imminent, devastating earthquake, becomes the victim of his manipulative father.

Directed by Nae Caranfil - With Laurențiu Bănescu, Maria Obretin, Teodor Corban, Maria Simona Arsu, Adrian Văncică, Miruna Biléi, ...

U Get What U Kiss(2018)

1h 33min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 6 votes)

In the village Rachitele the legend says if you kiss a girl on the Wool Day she will be your wife. Three shepherds are willing to do anything possible in order to kiss somebody.

Directed by Camelia Popa - With Sandu Pop, Cosmin Seleși, Jojo, Constantin Cotimanis, Alexa Tofan, Alin Panc, ...

They stole the bride(2012)

1h 29min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Nina, a former Miss of a province town currently unemployed, who has enough of her boring life with her husband, Cornel. She decides to kidnap Marinela, the bride of an local mobs wedding, in exchange of a huge ransom that hopefully will provide her a better life. Surprisingly enough the bride refuses to return to her disgusting husband and provokes a series of events very serious for her family, but hilarious for the movie.

Directed by Jesus del Cerro

The Treasure(2015)

NR
| 1h 29min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 26 votes)

Costi leads a peaceful life. At night he likes to read his 6-year-old son stories, to help him sleep. Their favourite is Robin Hood. Costi sees himself as the hero - righter of wrongs and defender of the oppressed. One evening, his neighbour pays him an unexpected visit and shares a secret: there's treasure buried in his grandparents' garden, he's sure of it. If Costi will hire a metal detector to help locate it, he'll give him half of whatever they get. Skeptical at first, in the end Costi can't resist. He's on board. The two accomplices have one weekend to locate the loot. Despite every obstacle in their path, Costi refuses to be discouraged. For his wife and son, he's a real hero - nothing and no one are going to stop him.

Directed by Corneliu Porumboiu

Police, Adjective(2010)

1h 55min | Drama, Comedy, Crime
3.3/5 (with 23 votes)

A cop named Cristi must go undercover to trail teen Victor who is suspected of selling pot in the north-eastern city of Vasliu.

Ticăloșii(2007)

1h 27min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 3 votes)

All important figures, from police officers to the president commit abuses and fight for rights that normal people doesn't dream.

The Secret of Happiness(2018)

1h 30min | Comedy, Drama
4.1/5 (with 5 votes)

For two friends there is only one secret to happiness, that is easy to understand, but, perhaps, difficult to accept.

Tuesday, After Christmas(2010)

1h 39min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 26 votes)

Paul Hanganu loves two women. Adriana his wife and the mother of their daughter, the woman with whom he's shared the thrills of the past ten years, and Raluca the woman who has made him redefine himself. He has to leave one of them before Christmas.

The last incubus(2014)

4.8/5 (with 1 vote)

A classic Romanian legend, other than the world-wide known myth of Dracula, brought to a modern fantasy love story.

Rocker(2012)

1h 31min
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

The story of Victor, a 45-year-old rocker, whose love for his son Florin go beyond what is socially and morally acceptable. The father's everyday life is orbiting around his son, a drug addict.

Directed by Marian Crișan

Beside Me(2018)

1h 24min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 5 votes)

A subway train is blocked between stations on the morning after the fire in the Colectiv Club in Romania.

Directed by Tedy Necula - With Victoria Cociaș-Șerban, Constantin Cotimanis, Tudorel Filimon, Teodora Mareș, Emilian Oprea, Adrian Păduraru, ...

Earth's Most Beloved Son(1993)

1h 50min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 7 votes)

The life-story confession of a prisoner waiting for his trial. Victor Petrini, a promising intellectual in the 1950s and a lecturer in Philosophy is arrested by the repressive secret police, wrongly accused of espionage, and sentenced to prison and forced labor.

Marita(2017)

1h 40min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 3 votes)

Costi (30) suddenly comes up with the idea of visiting his father, Sandu, and arrange a surprise reunion with the rest of the family that Sandu has neglected all his life. It's Costi's way of running away from his own couple issues for a day.

The Green Cat(2019)

1h 26min | Mystery
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The story follows a renowned detective reverting from retirement to resolve one final case, a personal case of great complexity.

Red Gloves(2010)

1h 57min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

The personal story of the young student Felix Goldschmidt, who finds himself arrested for a crime he does not understand, like his fellow prisoners, he believes at first that he the victim of a mistake. But Red Gloves is also a political story, describing how a totalitarian state imposes itself by fear, rooting out individuals almost randomly and demanding their submission. By cutting back to scenes from the old life of Felix, the author manages to achieve balance and contrast with the suffocating atmosphere of the prison. We are shown our hero as an idealistic young man, searching for love and fulfillment.

Directed by Radu Gabrea

The Ladder(2021)

2h 17min | Drama, History
4.3/5 (with 1 vote)

Based on true events, The Ladder follows the spiritual journey of Andrei, a sensitive, socially awkward young man who turns to acting in his search for true happiness. After the fall of communism, he is blinded by the illusion of freedom and democracy and faces a series of brutal events that have deeply marked Romania's recent history. Finding comfort in playing the part of Aliosa in a stage adaptation of The Karamazov Brothers, he becomes closer and closer to his character, gradually discovering the way to understanding divinity.

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