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List of famous film directors from Czech Republic, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Czech Republic has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Czech directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Czech Republic and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

List includes Jordi Niubo, Radim Špaček and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Czech directors?" and "Which directors are from Czech Republic?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Czech Republic in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Czech directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Adolf Born is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
age 88 Adolf Born is a Czech painter and illustrator, caricaturist and film-maker. For his lasting contribution as a children's illustrator, Born was a finalist for the biennial, international Hans ...more

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Albrecht Viktor Blum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Died at 71 (1888-1959) Albert Viktor Blum is a film director.

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Alfréd Radok is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Died at 62 (1914-1976) Alfréd Radok was a distinguished Czech stage director. He worked as the stage director of the National Theatre in Prague in the years 1948 to 1949 and 1966 to 1968. Radok's work belongs ...more

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Alice Nellis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
age 47 Alice Nellis is a Czech filmmaker. Nellis first worked as a flautist before studying English literature and American literature. She worked temporarily as a web designer for the Czech Ministry ...more

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Antonín Pech is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Antonín Pech Died at 54 (1874-1928) Antonín Pech was a Czech cinematographer, film director and film producer.

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Benjamin Tucek is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
age 46 Benjamin Tucek is a screenwriter and film director.

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Bohdan Sláma is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
age 51 Bohdan Sláma is a Czech film director. He studied at the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

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Bohumil Sobotka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Bohumil Sobotka Died at 58 (1933-1991) Bohumil Sobotka was a Film Director and Screenwriter.

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Bozena Mozísová is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Bozena Mozísová Died at 84 (1920-2004) Bozena Mozísová was a film director and screenwriter.

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Břetislav Pojar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Died at 89 (1923-2012) Břetislav Pojar was a puppeteer, animator and director of short and feature films. Born in Sušice, Czechoslovakia, Pojar started his career in the late 1940s with his work on The Story of the ...more

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Čeněk Šlégl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Died at 77 (1893-1970) Čeněk Šlégl was a Czech film actor. He appeared in 68 films between 1919 and 1941.

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Dan Svátek is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
age 43 Dan Svátek is a film director, screenwriter and film producer.

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Dana Vavrova is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Died at 42 (1967-2009) Dana Vávrová was a Czech-German film actress and director.

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David Ondříček is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
David Ondříček age 49 David Ondříček is a Czech film director, screenwriter and producer. His 2012 film In the Shadow won nine Czech Lions.

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David Sukup is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
David Sukup age 44 David Sukup is a film director and screenwriter.

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David Vondráček is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
David Vondráček age 55 David Vondráček is a film director, screenwriter, film editor, and journalist

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Dominik Trojan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic

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Drahomíra Vihanová is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Drahomíra Vihanová age 88 Drahomíra Vihanová is a film director and a screenwriter.

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Dušan Trančík is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
age 72 Dušan Trančík is a Slovak film director and screenwriter. He directed 22 films between 1968 and 1993. His 1991 film When the Stars Were Red was entered into the 41st Berlin International ...more

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Elmar Klos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Died at 83 (1910-1993) Elmar Klos was a Czechoslovak film director of Czech origin who collaborated for 17 years with his Slovak colleague Ján Kadár and with him won the 1965 Oscar for Best Foreign ...more

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Emil Artur Longen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Died at 51 (1885-1936) Emil Artur Longen was a screenwriter, actor, film director, writer, painter and playwright.

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Emil Radok is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Died at 76 (1918-1994) Emil Radok was a Czech film director. He was co-inventor of the multi-media show Laterna Magika, which was a star attraction at the Czechoslovakia pavilion at Expo 67. In 1968 he left to exile ...more

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Erwin Stranka is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Erwin Stranka age 83 Erwin Stranka is a Film Director and Screenwriter.

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Ester Brymova is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Ester Brymova age 40 Ester Brymová, also Ester Brym is a film director, producer and editor. In 1997 she moved to New York City to pursue studies in film-making. She worked as an editor in independent cinema ...more

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Eva Lustigová is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
age 62 Eva Lustigová is film director, screenwriter, film producer and writer.

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F.A. Brabec is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
age 64 F.A. Brabec is a cinematographer, screenwriter and a film director.

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Jiří Trnka is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Died at 57 (1912-1969) Jiří Trnka was a Czech puppet-maker, illustrator, motion-picture animator and film director. In addition to his extensive career as an illustrator, especially of children's books, he is ...more

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Fero Fenič is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Fero Fenič age 67 Fero Fenič is a film director, screenwriter, film producer and film and television entrepreneur.

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Filip Remunda is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
age 45 Filip Remunda is a Czech film director, cinematographer and producer.

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Filip Renč is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
age 53 Filip Renč is a Czech director, screenwriter and actor.

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Karel Zeman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Died at 79 (1910-1989) Karel Zeman was a Czech film director, artist, production designer and animator, best known for directing fantasy films combining live-action footage with animation. Because of his creative use ...more

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Frank Daniel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Died at 70 (1926-1996) František "Frank" Daniel was a film director, producer and screenwriter born in Kolín, Czechoslovakia. He is known for developing the sequence paradigm of screenwriting.

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František Čáp is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
František Čáp Died at 59 (1913-1972) František Čáp, also known as "Franz Cap" in Germany, was a Czech film director and screenwriter. He directed 32 films between 1939 and 1970. In 1941 at the Venice Film Festival ...more

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Karl Freund is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Died at 79 (1890-1969) Karl W. Freund, A.S.C. was a cinematographer and film director best known for photographing Metropolis, Dracula, and television's I Love Lucy.

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František Filip is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
František Filip age 88 František Filip is a film director.

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František Vláčil is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Died at 75 (1924-1999) František Vláčil was a Czech film director, painter, and graphic artist. Between 1945 and 1950, he studied esthetics and art history at Masaryk University in Brno. Later he worked in ...more

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Martin Frič is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Martin Frič Died at 66 (1902-1968) Martin Frič was a Czech film director, screenwriter and actor. He had more than 100 directing credits between 1929 and 1968, including feature films, shorts and documentary films. Throughout his ...more

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Franz Planer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Died at 69 (1894-1963) Franz F. Planer, A.S.C. was a cinematographer born in Karlsbad, Austria-Hungary,

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Fritz Freisler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Fritz Freisler Died at 74 (1881-1955) Fritz Freisler is a film director and screenwriter.

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Miloš Forman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
age 86 Jan Tomáš Forman, known as Miloš Forman, is a Czech film director, screenwriter, actor, and professor, who until 1968 lived and worked primarily in the former Czechoslovakia. Forman was ...more

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Fritz Schulz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Fritz Schulz Died at 76 (1896-1972) Fritz Schulz was a movie actor. Born in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, he appeared in almost one hundred movies between 1917 and 1970. He died in Zurich, Switzerland.

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George Michaelo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic

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Gustav Machatý is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Died at 62 (1901-1963) Gustav Machatý was a Czech film director, screenwriter and actor. He directed 17 films between 1919 and 1955, including Ecstasy. He also was the screenplay writer for 10 films between ...more

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Hanus Burger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Died at 81 (1909-1990) Hans Herbert Burger, also known as Hanus Burger, Hans Burger, and Jan Burger, as well as under the pseudonyms Hans Herbert and Petr Hradec, was a theater, film, and television director, ...more

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Haro Senft is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
age 90 Haro Senft is a film director, screenwriter and film producer.

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Helena Třeštíková is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
age 69 Helena Třeštíková is a film director and screenwriter.

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Hermína Týrlová is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Died at 93 (1900-1993) Hermína Týrlová was a prominent Czech screen writer, animator, and film director. She was often called the mother of Czech animation. She was a close collaborator of Karel

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Hugo Haas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Died at 67 (1901-1968) Hugo Haas was a Czech film actor, director and writer. He appeared in more than 60 films between 1926 and 1962, as well as directing 20 films between 1933 and 1962. He was born in Brno, Moravia, ...more

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Hugo Huška is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Hugo Huška Died at 56 (1914-1970) Hugo Huška was a Film Director and Actor.

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Rolf Thiele is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic
Died at 76 (1918-1994) Rolf Thiele was a German film director, producer and screenwriter. He directed 42 films between 1951 and 1977. He was born in Budweis, then in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. His 1958 film Eva was ...more