List of Romanian films

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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.

1910s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1911
Amor fatal Grigor Brezeanu Lucia Sturza-Bulandra, Tony Bulandra
1912
Independenţa României Aristide Demetriade
Înşir'te mărgărite Aristide Demetriade, Grigore Brezeanu Aristide Demetriade, Ghita Bateria Fantasy Released 2 February 1912
1913
Detectivul Constantin Radovici, Marioara Voiculescu Constantin Radovici, Marioara Voiculescu
Cetatea Neamţului Emil Girleanu Remus Comaneanu, Coco Demetrescu
1914
Dragoste la mănăstire G. Georgescu Tony Bulandra, Bebe Stanescu, Marioara Voiculescu English: Love at the Monastery

1920s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1924
Pacat Jean Mihail Drama
1925
Manasse Jean Mihail
Nabadaile Cleopatrei Ion Sahighian Charlotte Brodier, Ion Fintesteanu Drama
Legenda celor doua cruci Gheorghe Popescu Tuchi Eremia, Alexandru Giugaru Drama
1926
Cererea în căsătorie Jean Mihail Alexandru Giugaru
1927
Lia Jean Mihail Ion Armasescu, George Carussy, Aurel Costescu-Duca, Lilly Flohr Drama
1929
Povara Jean Mihail Elvira Godeanu Drama

1930s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1931
Aur Jean Mihail

1940s[edit]

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

1950s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1955
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
1956
Afacerea Protar Haralambie Boros Radu Beligan, Jenica Constantinescu Entered into the 1956 Cannes Film Festival
1958
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
1959
Telegrame Gheorghe Naghi Comedy Entered into the 1960 Cannes Film Festival

1960s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1960
1961
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
1962
Lupeni 29 Mircea Drăgan Entered into the 3rd Moscow International Film Festival
Tudor Lucian Bratu Emanoil Petruţ (Tudor Vladimirescu), George Vraca, Alexandru Giugaru Historical biography Black and white. The life of the 1820s Wallachian leader Tudor Vladimirescu.
1963
Codine Henri Colpi Entered into the 1963 Cannes Film Festival
1964
Forest of the Hanged Liviu Ciulei Victor Rebengiuc, Anna Széles Drama Won the Best Director Award at the 1965 Cannes Film Festival
1965
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
1967
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
1968
The Last of the Mohicans Sergiu Nicolaescu
1969
A Woman for a Season Gheorghe Vitanidis Entered into the 6th Moscow International Film Festival

1970s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1970
Mihai Viteazul Sergiu Nicolaescu Biographical Entered into the 7th Moscow International Film Festival
Sick Animals Nicolae Breban Entered into the 1971 Cannes Film Festival
1972
Veronica Elisabeta Bostan
Cu mâinile curate Sergiu Nicolaescu
1973
Explosion Mircea Drăgan Entered into the 8th Moscow International Film Festival
Veronica se întoarce Elisabeta Bostan
Ultimul cartuş Sergiu Nicolaescu
1975
The Actor and the Savages Manole Marcus Entered into the 9th Moscow International Film Festival
1976
The Doom Sergiu Nicolaescu Entered into the 10th Moscow International Film Festival
1977
Ma-ma Elisabeta Bostan Musical
1978
The Prophet, the Gold and the Transylvanians Dan Piţa Red Western
1979
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

1980s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1980
A Girl's Tears Iosif Demian Screened at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival
1981
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
1982
Glissando Mircea Daneliuc
1983
Return from Hell Nicolae Mărgineanu Entered into the 13th Moscow International Film Festival
1985
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
1987
Padureanca (The Forest Maiden) Nicolae Margineanu Victor Rebengiuc, Adrian Pintea, Manuela Harabor Drama, romance
1989
The Last Ball in November Dan Piţa

1990s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1992
The Oak Lucian Pintilie Screened at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival
1993
Oglinda Sergiu Nicolaescu Drama
The Conjugal Bed Mircea Daneliuc Entered into the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival
1994
An Unforgettable Summer Lucian Pintilie Entered into the 1994 Cannes Film Festival
1995
The Snails' Senator Mircea Daneliuc Entered into the 1995 Cannes Film Festival
1996
Eu Adam Dan Piţa
Semne în pustiu Nicolas Masson
Too Late Lucian Pintilie Entered into the 1996 Cannes Film Festival
1997
The Man of the Day Dan Piţa
Nekro Nicolas Masson Thriller
1999
The Famous Paparazzo Nicolae Mărgineanu Entered into the 22nd Moscow International Film Festival

2000s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2001
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.
2002
Filantropica Nae Caranfil Comedy
Occident Cristian Mungiu Alexandru Papadopol as Luci Comedy Relationships in the Romanian spiritual crisis.
2003
Niki and Flo Lucian Pintilie Drama The relationship between two neighboring in-laws.
2004
Marele jaf comunist Documentary About the Ioanid Gang
2005
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.
2006
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
2007
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
2008
Silent Wedding Horatiu Malaele
Elevator George Dorobanțu Cristi Petrescu, Iulia Verdeș Drama / Comedy Low-budget independent film.
2009
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

2010s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2010
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.
2011
Loverboy Cătălin Mitulescu Entered into the Un Certain Regard section at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
2012
Beyond the Hills Cristian Mungiu Entered into the main competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival
2013
Child's Pose Călin Peter Netzer Won the Golden Bear for Best Film at 63rd Berlin International Film Festival

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