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Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic

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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 89
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 48
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 Dec. 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 47
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 52
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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 44
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
Dec. 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 50
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 45
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 56
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 89
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 73
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 84
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 41
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 63
Eva Lustigová is film director, screenwriter, film producer and writer.