Croatia

Films. On the big screen.

It’s true – films can be fun and frivolous. But as well as being entertaining, travel movies are also a gateway to knowledge. A country’s history, culture, and people come alive on the screen, giving you a window into new worlds. Begin your journey through film now.

Comedy-Drama

How The War Started On My Island (Kako je počeo rat na mom otoku) (1996)

Directed By Vinko Brešan

M*A*S*H irreverence meets Eastern European irony in this black comedy about the 1990s breakup of Yugoslavia. It was a huge hit in Croatia while international critics praised how it builds both tension and laughter.

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Musical-Comedy

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

Directed By Oliver (Ol) Parker

Okay, this “weirdly irresistible” musical romcom starring Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Cher, and lots of ABBA songs, is actually set in the Greek Islands. But it was filmed in Croatia, so feast your eyes on the country’s beauty as you sing along.

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Comedy-Drama

The Border Post (Karaula) (2006)

Directed By Rajko Grlić

Filmmakers from around the former Yugoslavia came together to make this comedy-drama about the last years of the country’s Communist regime. Variety called it a “solid piece of classic filmmaking” that finishes likes “a stomach-churning punch.”

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Comedy-Drama

The Constitution (Ustav Republike Hrvatske) (2016)

Directed By Rajko Grlić

Drama

Tito And Me (Tito i ja) (1992)

Directed By Goran Marković

Set in 1954 Belgrade, this comedy about the cult of personality surrounding Yugoslavia’s dictator Josip Tito also reveals a lot about Croatia under communism. Los Angeles Times thought this tale was the “surprise hit of the season.”

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