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List of Emir Kusturica Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Underground (1995)
49
11
Underground
49
11

This comedy war drama film revolves around Marko and Blacky, who manufacture and sell weapons to the Communist resistance in Belgrade during the time of the Second World War.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Genres:
Comedy, War, Drama
2. Walter Defends Sarajevo (1972)
11
3
Walter Defends Sarajevo
11
3
As:
Cast
Genres:
Action, War
3. Arizona Dream (1993)
33
13
Arizona Dream
R
33
13

 A young New Yorker, who works at the fish counter at the city’s harbor, is a dreamer. Coaxed by his cousin, he travels to Arizona to attend his uncle’s wedding. There he meets a strange woman, who dreams of building a flying machine and her quirky stepdaughter, who dreams of being incarnated as a turtle. The three soon bond up. 

As:
Cast, Director, Writer, uncredited
Director:
Emir Kusturica
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
4. La veuve de Saint-Pierre (2000)
10
4
La veuve de Saint-Pierre
R
10
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Ariel Neel Auguste
Director:
Patrice Leconte
Genres:
Romance, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Juliette Binoche, Michel Duchaussoy, Daniel Auteuil, Philippe Magnan
5. L'affaire Farewell (2009)
10
5
L'affaire Farewell
10
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Grigoriev
Director:
Christian Carion
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Romance
Star Cast:
Willem Dafoe, Diane Kruger, Alexandra Maria Lara, Guillaume Canet, Ingeborga Dapkunaite
6. Nicostratos the Pelican (2011)
7
3
Nicostratos the Pelican
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Démosthène
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
7. Maradona by Kusturica (2008)
10
5
Maradona by Kusturica
10
5
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Himself
Genres:
Sport, Documentary
8. The Good Thief (2002)
11
6
The Good Thief
R
11
6

Bob is an aging thief, who is going through hard days, due to his heroin and gambling addiction. He eventually plans to rob a casino in Monte Carlo, but things take a turn when someone tips off the cops before he could even make a move.

As:
Cast
Director:
Neil Jordan
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance, Action
Star Cast:
Nick Nolte, Ralph Fiennes, Gérard Darmon, Tchéky Karyo, Nutsa Kukhianidze
9. Strawberries in the Supermarket (2003)
7
4
Strawberries in the Supermarket
7
4
As:
Cast, Producer
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Romance, Comedy
10. On the Milky Road (2016)
8
5
On the Milky Road
8
5
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Kosta
Director:
Emir Kusturica
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy, War
Star Cast:
Monica Bellucci, Sloboda Micalovic, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Sergej Trifunovic
11. 7 días en La Habana (2012)
7
5
7 días en La Habana
7
5
As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Josh Hutcherson, Luis Alberto García, Vladimir Cruz, Magali Wilson, Daisy Granados
12. Hermano (2007)
7
3
Hermano
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Chomsky
Genres:
Drama
13. Vizantija (1988)
7
3
Vizantija
7
3
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
14. The Whirl (2012)
6
3
The Whirl
6
3
As:
Cast
Genres:
Fantasy, Mystery, Drama, Action
15. Words with Gods (2014)
6
3
Words with Gods
6
3
As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Emir Kusturica, Hector Babenco, Mira Nair, Álex de la Iglesia, Guillermo Arriaga
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Richa Chadda, Richa Chadha, Chico Díaz, Demián Bichir, Yaël Abecassis
16. The Scapegoat (2013)
6
4
The Scapegoat
G
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Stojil
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
17. The Brides Are Coming (1978)
5
3
The Brides Are Coming
5
3
As:
Cast, Director, uncredited
Genres:
Drama
18. 13. jul (1982)
5
3
13. jul
5
3
As:
Cast
Genres:
War, Drama
19. Hitler in Hollywood (2010)
5
3
Hitler in Hollywood
5
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Frédéric Sojcher
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Micheline Presle, Michael Lonsdale, Wim Wenders, Nathalie Baye,
20. Secret Journey (2006)
4
3
Secret Journey
4
3
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
21. La foresta di ghiaccio (2014)
3
4
La foresta di ghiaccio
3
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Secondo
Genres:
Thriller

Director

Underground (1995)
27
6
Underground
27
6

This comedy war drama film revolves around Marko and Blacky, who manufacture and sell weapons to the Communist resistance in Belgrade during the time of the Second World War.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Genres:
Comedy, War, Drama
Time of the Gypsies (1988)
19
4
Time of the Gypsies
R
19
4

Time of the Gypsies is a fantasy comedy crime drama film which revolves around Perhan, a young gypsy who possesses telekinetic powers. Despite this, he joins a gang and turns to a world of petty crime, which not only threatens to destroy him, but also everything that he loves.

As:
Director, Writer
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Drama, Crime
Black Cat, White Cat (1998)
25
6
Black Cat, White Cat
R
25
6
As:
Director
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Romance
When Father Was Away on Business (1985)
11
3
When Father Was Away on Business
R
11
3
As:
Director
Director:
Emir Kusturica
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mira Furlan, Mustafa Nadarevic, Moreno D'E Bartolli, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Mirjana Karanovic
Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981)
9
3
Do You Remember Dolly Bell?
9
3
As:
Director, Writer
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Life is a Miracle (2004)
11
4
Life is a Miracle
11
4

Life is a Miracle is a romantic comedy drama war film which revolves around Luka, an engineer, who is building a scenic railway line linking a small town in Bosnia to Serbia. Although he loves his wife dearly, his life takes a turn when she runs off with another man. Soon, the Balkan conflict breaks out, where he becomes a soldier and eventually a POW. The officials plan to release him by trading him for a woman named Sabaha, but complications arise when Luka and Sabaha fall for one another.          

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Genres:
Music, Comedy, War, Drama, Romance
All the Invisible Children (2005)
8
3
All the Invisible Children
8
3
As:
Producer, Director
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rosie Perez, Adama Bila, Elysée Rouamba, Rodrigue Ouattara, Uros Milovanovic
Arizona Dream (1993)
19
7
Arizona Dream
R
19
7

 A young New Yorker, who works at the fish counter at the city’s harbor, is a dreamer. Coaxed by his cousin, he travels to Arizona to attend his uncle’s wedding. There he meets a strange woman, who dreams of building a flying machine and her quirky stepdaughter, who dreams of being incarnated as a turtle. The three soon bond up. 

As:
Cast, Director, Writer, uncredited
Director:
Emir Kusturica
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Promise Me This (2007)
8
4
Promise Me This
8
4
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Maradona by Kusturica (2008)
8
4
Maradona by Kusturica
8
4
As:
Cast, Director
Genres:
Sport, Documentary
Super 8 Stories (2001)
6
3
Super 8 Stories
6
3
As:
Producer, Director
Genres:
Documentary, Music
Words with Gods (2014)
6
3
Words with Gods
6
3
As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Emir Kusturica, Hector Babenco, Mira Nair, Álex de la Iglesia, Guillermo Arriaga
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Richa Chadda, Richa Chadha, Chico Díaz, Demián Bichir, Yaël Abecassis
On the Milky Road (2016)
6
4
On the Milky Road
6
4
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Emir Kusturica
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy, War
Star Cast:
Monica Bellucci, Sloboda Micalovic, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Sergej Trifunovic
Buffet Titanic (1979)
5
3
Buffet Titanic
5
3
As:
Director, Writer
Genres:
Drama
The Brides Are Coming (1978)
5
3
The Brides Are Coming
5
3
As:
Cast, Director, uncredited
Genres:
Drama
Nije covjek ko ne umre (1984)
3
3
Nije covjek ko ne umre
3
3
As:
Director
Genres:
Comedy

TV Shows

Valter brani Sarajevo
13
2
Valter brani Sarajevo
13
2
As:
Cast
Genres:
War

Special Appearance/Cameo

Arizona Dream (1993)
16
6
Arizona Dream
R
16
6

 A young New Yorker, who works at the fish counter at the city’s harbor, is a dreamer. Coaxed by his cousin, he travels to Arizona to attend his uncle’s wedding. There he meets a strange woman, who dreams of building a flying machine and her quirky stepdaughter, who dreams of being incarnated as a turtle. The three soon bond up. 

As:
Cast, Director, Writer, uncredited
Role:
Man in Bar (uncredited)
Director:
Emir Kusturica
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
The Brides Are Coming (1978)
5
3
The Brides Are Coming
5
3
As:
Cast, Director, uncredited
Role:
Furniture delivery boy (uncredited)
Genres:
Drama