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List of Romanian films


List of Romanian films

A list of the most notable films produced in the Cinema of Romania ordered by year of release. For an A-Z list of articles on Romanian films see Category:Romanian films.


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Amor fatal Grigor Brezeanu Lucia Sturza-Bulandra, Tony Bulandra
Independenţa României Aristide Demetriade
Înşir'te mărgărite Aristide Demetriade, Grigore Brezeanu Aristide Demetriade, Ghita Bateria Fantasy Released 2 February 1912
Detectivul Constantin Radovici, Marioara Voiculescu Constantin Radovici, Marioara Voiculescu
Cetatea Neamţului Emil Girleanu Remus Comaneanu, Coco Demetrescu
Dragoste la mănăstire G. Georgescu Tony Bulandra, Bebe Stanescu, Marioara Voiculescu English: Love at the Monastery


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Pacat Jean Mihail Drama
Manasse Jean Mihail
Nabadaile Cleopatrei Ion Sahighian Charlotte Brodier, Ion Fintesteanu Drama
Legenda celor doua cruci Gheorghe Popescu Tuchi Eremia, Alexandru Giugaru Drama
Cererea în căsătorie Jean Mihail Alexandru Giugaru
Lia Jean Mihail Aurel Costescu-Duca, Lilly Flohr Drama
Povara Jean Mihail Elvira Godeanu Drama


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Aur Jean Mihail


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Floarea reginei Paul Călinescu Ioana Călinescu, Ileana Niculescu, Taian Vrajba English: The Queen's Flower. Entered into the 1946 Cannes Film Festival


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Moara cu noroc Victor Iliu Constantin Codrescu, Geo Barton, Ioana Bulcă, Colea Răutu Drama English: The Mill of Good Luck. Entered into the 1957 Cannes Film Festival
Afacerea Protar Haralambie Boros Radu Beligan, Jenica Constantinescu Entered into the 1956 Cannes Film Festival
Ciulinii Bărăganului Louis Daquin Nuta Chirlea, Ana Vladescu Drama English: The Thistles of the Bărăgan. Entered in the 1958 Cannes Film Festival
The Ball Andrei Blaier, Sinisa Ivetici Drama Entered into the 1st Moscow International Film Festival
Telegrame Gheorghe Naghi Comedy Entered into the 1960 Cannes Film Festival


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Darclee Mihai Iacob Silvia Popovici, Victor Rebengiuc Entered into the 1961 Cannes Film Festival
A Bomb Was Stolen Ion Popescu-Gopo Entered into the 1962 Cannes Film Festival
Thirst Mircea Drăgan, Mihai Iacob Entered into the 2nd Moscow International Film Festival
Lupeni 29 Mircea Drăgan Entered into the 3rd Moscow International Film Festival
Tudor Lucian Bratu Alexandru Giugaru Historical biography Black and white. The life of the 1820s Wallachian leader Tudor Vladimirescu.
Codine Henri Colpi Entered into the 1963 Cannes Film Festival
Forest of the Hanged Liviu Ciulei Victor Rebengiuc, Anna Széles Drama Won the Best Director Award at the 1965 Cannes Film Festival
Răscoala Mircea Mureşan Matei Alexandru, Ion Besoiu Won the Best First Work at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival
The White Moor Ion Popescu-Gopo Entered into the 4th Moscow International Film Festival
The 25th Hour Henri Verneuil Anthony Quinn, Virna Lisi, Grégoire Aslan International co-production
Dacii Sergiu Nicolaescu Entered into the 5th Moscow International Film Festival
The Subterranean Virgil Calotescu Entered into the 5th Moscow International Film Festival
The Last of the Mohicans Sergiu Nicolaescu
A Woman for a Season Gheorghe Vitanidis Entered into the 6th Moscow International Film Festival


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Mihai Viteazul Sergiu Nicolaescu Biographical Entered into the 7th Moscow International Film Festival
Sick Animals Nicolae Breban Entered into the 1971 Cannes Film Festival
Veronica Elisabeta Bostan
Cu mâinile curate Sergiu Nicolaescu
Explosion Mircea Drăgan Entered into the 8th Moscow International Film Festival
Veronica se întoarce Elisabeta Bostan
Ultimul cartuş Sergiu Nicolaescu
The Actor and the Savages Manole Marcus Entered into the 9th Moscow International Film Festival
The Doom Sergiu Nicolaescu Entered into the 10th Moscow International Film Festival
Ma-ma Elisabeta Bostan Musical
The Prophet, the Gold and the Transylvanians Dan Piţa Red Western
The Actress, the Dollars and the Transylvanians Mircea Veroiu Red Western
Uncle Marin, the Billionaire Sergiu Nicolaescu
The Moment Gheorghe Vitanidis Entered into the 11th Moscow International Film Festival


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
A Girl's Tears Iosif Demian Screened at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival
Carnival Scenes Lucian Pintilie
The Oil, the Baby and the Transylvanians Dan Piţa Red Western
The Pale Light of Sorrow Iulian Mihu Entered into the 12th Moscow International Film Festival
Glissando Mircea Daneliuc
Return from Hell Nicolae Mărgineanu Entered into the 13th Moscow International Film Festival
Pas în doi Dan Piţa Entered into the 36th Berlin International Film Festival
The Ring Sergiu Nicolaescu Entered into the 14th Moscow International Film Festival
Padureanca (The Forest Maiden) Nicolae Margineanu Victor Rebengiuc, Adrian Pintea, Manuela Harabor Drama, romance
The Last Ball in November Dan Piţa


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
The Oak Lucian Pintilie Screened at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival
Oglinda Sergiu Nicolaescu Drama
The Conjugal Bed Mircea Daneliuc Entered into the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival
An Unforgettable Summer Lucian Pintilie Entered into the 1994 Cannes Film Festival
Pepe & Fifi Dan Pița
The Snails' Senator Mircea Daneliuc Entered into the 1995 Cannes Film Festival
State of Things Stere Gulea
Eu Adam Dan Piţa
Semne în pustiu Nicolas Masson
Too Late Lucian Pintilie Entered into the 1996 Cannes Film Festival
The Man of the Day Dan Piţa
Nekro Nicolas Masson Thriller
The Famous Paparazzo Nicolae Mărgineanu Entered into the 22nd Moscow International Film Festival


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
War in the Kitchen Marius Barna
Marfa si banii (Stuff and Dough) Cristi Puiu Drama The first feature by Cristi Puiu, who went on to make The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, Stuff and Dough is a youthful road film.
Filantropica Nae Caranfil Comedy
Occident Cristian Mungiu Alexandru Papadopol as Luci Comedy Relationships in the Romanian spiritual crisis.
Niki and Flo Lucian Pintilie Drama The relationship between two neighboring in-laws.
Marele jaf comunist Documentary About the Ioanid Gang
The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu Cristi Puiu Ioan Fiscuteanu as Dante Lăzărescu Drama The odyssey of an ill retired man, screened at Cannes.
Femeia visurilor Dan Piţa Drama
Ryna Ruxandra Zenide Doroteea Petre as Ryna A teenager in the Danube Delta.
Second-Hand Dan Piţa
Tertium non datur Lucian Pintilie Medium length Located during the Second World War, the dialogue is in French, Romanian and German. 15
12:08 East of Bucharest Corneliu Porumboiu Comedy About the actuality of the Romanian Revolution.
Love Sick Tudor Giurgiu Drama Lesbian teenage drama.
The Paper Will Be Blue Radu Muntean Drama The first night of the revolution.
The Way I Spent the End of the World Cătălin Mitulescu Doroteea Petre The last year of the dictatorship as seen by a teenager and her smaller brother. Screened at Cannes
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Cristian Mungiu Abortion in Communist Romania, won the Palme d'Or at Cannes
California Dreamin' Cristian Nemescu American soldiers meet Romanian villagers.
The Rest is Silence Nae Caranfil The making of one of the first Romanian films in 1911
Silent Wedding Horatiu Malaele
Elevator George Dorobanțu Cristi Petrescu, Iulia Verdeș Drama / Comedy Low-budget independent film.
Eve Adrian Popovici Vanessa Redgrave, Michael Ironside Drama
Tales from the Golden Age Cristian Mungiu Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival
Police, Adjective Corneliu Porumboiu Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival
My Beautiful Dacia Stefan Constantinescu, Julio Soto Gurpide Documentary / Humor Dacia, a simple and discreet automobile, but also a mirror of Romanian society
The Happiest Girl in the World Radu Jude


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceaușescu Andrei Ujică Shown in the Hors Competition section of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival
Aurora Cristi Puiu Entered into the Un Certain Regard section at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival
If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle Florin Şerban Entered into the 60th Berlin International Film Festival
Tuesday, After Christmas Radu Muntean Entered into the Un Certain Regard section at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival
Morgen Marian Crișan
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man Constantin Popescu, Jr.
Loverboy Cătălin Mitulescu Entered into the Un Certain Regard section at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
Beyond the Hills Cristian Mungiu Entered into the main competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival
Child's Pose Călin Peter Netzer Won the Golden Bear for Best Film at 63rd Berlin International Film Festival
The Japanese Dog Tudor Cristian Jurgiu
Aferim! Radu Jude Won the Silver Bear for Best Director at 65th Berlin International Film Festival
Why Me? Tudor Giurgiu

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