European Film Academy People's Choice Award for Best European Film

The People's Choice Award for Best European Film is one of the categories for the European Film Awards presented annually by the European Film Academy. It was first awarded in 1997, when Peter Cattaneo's film The Full Monty won it, and has been given out since. The category was named "Best European Film" until 1997, when it became the "Best European Director". In 2006, the name of the award changed back to "Best European Film." The winners are chosen each year by the general public. Pedro Almodóvar has been the big winner with three awards.

People's Choice Award for Best European Film
Country Europe
Presented byEuropean Film Academy
First awarded1997
Currently held byCold War (2020)

Winners and nomineesEdit


Year English Title Original Title Director(s) Country of production
The Full Monty Peter Cattaneo   United Kingdom
Godzilla Roland Emmerich   United States
All About My Mother Todo sobre mi madre Pedro Almodóvar   Spain


Year English Title Original Title Director(s) Country of production
Dancer in the Dark Lars von Trier   Denmark
Amélie Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain Jean-Pierre Jeunet   France
The Son's Room La stanza del figlio Nanni Moretti   Italy
Bridget Jones's Diary Sharon Maguire   United Kingdom
Enemy at the Gates Jean-Jacques Annaud   France,   Germany,   United Kingdom,   Ireland,   United States
The Experiment Das Experiment Oliver Hirschbiegel   Germany
The Princess and the Warrior Der Krieger und die Kaiserin Tom Tykwer
Hannibal Ridley Scott   United States,   United Kingdom,   Italy
Intimacy Intimité Patrice Chéreau   France
Brotherhood of the Wolf Le Pacte des loups Christophe Gans
The Crimson Rivers Les Rivières pourpres Mathieu Kassovitz
Chocolat Lasse Hallström   United Kingdom,   United States
Italian for Beginners Italiensk for begyndere Lone Scherfig   Denmark
The Piano Teacher La pianiste Michael Haneke   Austria,   France
Common Wealth La comunidad Álex de la Iglesia   Spain
Torrente 2: Mission in Marbella Torrente 2: Misión en Marbella Santiago Segura
Malèna Giuseppe Tornatore   Italy,   United States
Talk to Her Hable con ella Pedro Almodóvar   Spain
The Man Without a Past Mies vailla menneisyyttä Aki Kaurismäki   Finland,   Germany,   France
Bloody Sunday Paul Greengrass   Ireland,   United Kingdom
Potluck / The Spanish Apartment L'Auberge Espagnole Cédric Klapisch   France,   Spain
Burning in the Wind Brucio nel vento Silvio Soldini   Italy,    Switzerland
The Son Le fils Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne   Belgium,   France
Grill Point Halbe treppe Andreas Dresen   Germany
All or Nothing Mike Leigh   United Kingdom
8 Women 8 femmes François Ozon   France
My Mother's Smile L'ora di religione Marco Bellocchio   Italy
The Best Day of My Life Il più bel giorno della mia vita Cristina Comencini
Minor Mishaps Små ulykker Annette K. Olesen   Denmark,   Sweden
Good Bye, Lenin! Wolfgang Becker   Germany
28 Days Later Danny Boyle   United Kingdom
Dogville Lars von Trier   Denmark,   Netherlands,   Sweden,   United Kingdom,   France,   Germany
Mondays in the Sun Los lunes al sol Fernando León de Aranoa   Spain,   Italy,   France
Noi the Albino Nói albinói Dagur Kári   Iceland
The Man on the Train L'homme du train Patrice Leconte   France,   United Kingdom
Swimming Pool François Ozon
Respiro Emanuele Crialese   Italy,   France
Distant Uzak Nuri Bilge Ceylan   Turkey
Kitchen Stories Salmer fra Kjøkkenet Bent Hamer   Norway,   Sweden
Head-On Gegen die Wand Fatih Akın   Germany,   Turkey
Code 46 Michael Winterbottom   United Kingdom
Bad Education La mala educación Pedro Almodóvar   Spain
Take My Eyes Icíar Bollaín
Cold Light Kaldaljós Hilmar Oddsson   Iceland,   Norway,   United Kingdom,   Germany
Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow Τριλογία: Το λιβάδι που δακρύζει Theo Angelopoulos   Greece,   France,   Italy,   Germany
The Dreamers Bernardo Bertolucci   Italy,   France,   United Kingdom
Since Otar Left Depuis qu'Otar est parti... Julie Bertuccelli   France,   Belgium,   Georgia
Love Actually Richard Curtis   United Kingdom,   United States
Intimate Strangers Confidences trop intimes Patrice Leconte   France
Sophie Scholl – The Final Days Sophie Scholl – Die letzten Tage Marc Rothemund   Germany
Night Watch Ночной Дозор / Nochnoy Dozor Timur Bekmambetov   Russia
Ferpect Crime Crimen ferpecto Álex de la Iglesia   Spain,   Italy
A Very Long Engagement Un long dimanche de fiançailles Jean-Pierre Jeunet   France
The Beat That My Heart Skipped De battre mon cœur s'est arrêté Jacques Audiard
Enduring Love Roger Michell   United Kingdom
Being Julia István Szabó   United Kingdom,   Hungary,   Canada,   United States
The Consequences of Love Le conseguenze dell'amore Paolo Sorrentino   Italy
As It Is in Heaven Kay Pollak   Sweden,   Denmark
Go for Zucker! Dani Levy   Germany
Volver Pedro Almodóvar   Spain
March of the Penguins La Marche de l'empereur Luc Jacquet   France
Pride and Prejudice Joe Wright   United Kingdom
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Nick Park, Steve Box
Something Like Happiness Štěstí Bohdan Sláma   Czech Republic,   Germany
Criminal Novel Romanzo Criminale Michele Placido   Italy
Paradise Now Hany Abu-Assad   Netherlands,   Israel,   Germany,   France
Oliver Twist Roman Polanski   United Kingdom,   Czech Republic,   France
Merry Christmas Joyeux Noël' Christian Carion   France,   Germany,   United Kingdom,   Belgium,   Romania,   Norway,   Japan,   United States
The Elementary Particles Elementarteilchen Oskar Roehler   Germany
Adam's Apples Adams Æbler Anders Thomas Jensen   Denmark
The Child L'Enfant Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne   Belgium,   France
The Unknown Woman La sconosciuta Giuseppe Tornatore   Italy,   France
I Served the King of England Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále Jiří Menzel   Czech Republic,   Slovakia
The Last King of Scotland Kevin Macdonald   United Kingdom
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Tom Tykwer   Germany,   Spain,   France
12:08 East of Bucharest A fost sau n-a fost? Corneliu Porumboiu   Romania
The Queen Stephen Frears   United Kingdom
La Vie en Rose La Môme Olivier Dahan   France,   Czech Republic,   United Kingdom
Reprise Joachim Trier   Norway,   Sweden
Black Book Zwartboek Paul Verhoeven   Netherlands,   Germany,   United Kingdom,   Belgium
Alatriste Agustín Díaz Yanes   Spain
2 Days in Paris Julie Delpy   France,   Germany
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix David Yates   United Kingdom
[REC] Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza   Spain
The Orphanage El orfanato Juan Antonio Bayona
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan Sergei Bodrov   Russia,   Mongolia,   Kazakhstan
Atonement Joe Wright   United Kingdom
Welcome to the Sticks Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis Dany Boon   France
Hunting and Gathering Ensemble, c'est tout Claude Berri
The Wave Die Welle Dennis Gansel   Germany
Rabbit Without Ears Keinohrhasen Til Schweiger
Ben X Nic Balthazar   Belgium,   Netherlands
Arn – The Knight Templar Arn: Tempelriddaren Peter Flinth   Sweden,   United Kingdom,   Denmark
Saturn in Opposition Saturno contro Ferzan Özpetek   Italy
Slumdog Millionaire Danny Boyle   United Kingdom
Coco Before Chanel Coco avant Chanel Anne Fontaine   France
Transporter 3 Olivier Megaton
Mid-August Lunch Pranzo di ferragosto Gianni Di Gregorio   Italy
Let the Right One In Låt den rätte komma in Tomas Alfredson   Sweden
Fly Me to the Moon Ben Stassen   Belgium,   United States
The Duchess Saul Dibb   United Kingdom
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Män som hatar kvinnor Niels Arden Oplev   Sweden,   Germany,   Denmark
Broken Embraces Los abrazos rotos Pedro Almodóvar   Spain
The Baader Meinhof Complex Der Baader Meinhof Komplex Uli Edel   Germany


Year English Title Original Title Director(s) Country of production
Mr. Nobody Jaco Van Dormael   Belgium
The Girl Who Played with Fire Flickan som lekte med elden Daniel Alfredson   Sweden,   Denmark,   Germany
Soul Kitchen Fatih Akın   Germany
Loose Cannons Ferzan Özpetek   Italy
Baarìa Giuseppe Tornatore
Little Nicholas Le Petit Nicolas Laurent Tirard   France
An Education Lone Scherfig   United Kingdom
Kick-Ass Matthew Vaughn
Agora Ágora Alejandro Amenábar   Spain
The Ghost Writer Roman Polanski   France,   United Kingdom,   Germany
The King's Speech Tom Hooper   United Kingdom
Animals United Konferenz der Tiere Reinhard Klooss, Holger Tappe   Germany
Even the Rain También la lluvia Icíar Bollaín   Spain
In a Better World Hævnen Susanne Bier   Denmark,   Sweden
Little White Lies Les Petits Mouchoirs Guillaume Canet   France
Welcome to the South Benvenuti al Sud Luca Miniero   Italy
Potiche François Ozon   France,   Belgium
Unknown Jaume Collet-Serra   United Kingdom,   Germany,   United States
Come as You Are Hasta la Vista Geoffrey Enthoven   Belgium
The Artist Michel Hazanavicius   France
Barbara Christian Petzold   Germany
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel John Madded   United Kingdom,   United States
Caesar Must Die Cesare deve morire Paolo Taviani   Italy
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tomas Alfredson   United Kingdom,   France,   Germany
Headhunters Hodejegerne Morten Tyldum   Norway
In Darkness W ciemności Agnieszka Holland   Poland,   Germany,   Canada
The Intouchables Intouchables Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano   France
The Iron Lady Phyllida Lloyd   United Kingdom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Lasse Hallström
Shame Steve McQueen
The Gilded Cage La Cage dorée Ruben Alves   France,   Portugal
Anna Karenina Joe Wright   United Kingdom
The Best Offer La migliore offerta Giuseppe Tornatore   Italy
The Broken Circle Breakdown Felix Van Groeningen   Belgium
The Deep Djúpið Baltasar Kormákur   Iceland
Love Is All You Need Den skaldede frisør Susanne Bier   Denmark
I'm So Excited Los amantes pasajeros Pedro Almodóvar   Spain
The Impossible Lo imposible J.A. Bayona
Kon-Tiki Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg   Norway,   Denmark,   Germany,   Sweden,   United Kingdom
Oh Boy! Jan Ole Gerster   Germany
Searching for Sugar Man Malik Bendjelloul   Sweden,   United Kingdom
Ida Paweł Pawlikowski   Poland,   Denmark
Beauty and the Beast La Belle et la Bête Christophe Gans   France,   Germany
Nymphomaniac Lars von Trier   Denmark,   Belgium,   France,   Germany
Philomena Stephen Frears   United Kingdom
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann Felix Herngren   Sweden
Two Days, One Night Deux jours, une nuit Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne   Belgium,   Italy,   France
Marshland La isla mínima Alberto Rodríguez   Spain
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron Roy Andersson   Sweden,   Germany,   France,   Norway
Leviathan Левиафан / Leviafan Andrey Zvyagintsev   Russia
Force Majeure Turist Ruben Östlund   Sweden,   Norway,   France,   Denmark
Samba Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano   France
Serial (Bad) Weddings Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu? Philippe de Chauveron
The Salt of the Earth Le sel de la terre Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
The Imitation Game Morten Tyldum   United Kingdom,   United States
Victoria Sebastian Schipper   Germany
White God Fehér isten Kornél Mundruczó   Hungary,   Sweden,   Germany
Body Ciało Małgorzata Szumowska   Poland
A Man Called Ove En man som heter Ove Hannes Holm   Sweden,   Norway
A War Krigen Tobias Lindholm   Denmark
Aferim! Radu Jude   Romania,   Bulgaria,   Czech Republic
Fire at Sea Fuocoammare Gianfranco Rosi   Italy,   France
Julieta Pedro Almodóvar   Spain
Mustang Deniz Gamze Ergüven   France,   Germany,   Turkey
Spectre Sam Mendes   United Kingdom
The Danish Girl Tom Hooper
The Brand New Testament Le Tout Nouveau Testament Jaco Van Dormael   Belgium,   France,   Luxembourg
The High Sun Zvizdan Dalibor Matanić   Croatia,   Slovenia,   Serbia
The Lobster Yorgos Lanthimos   United Kingdom,   Ireland,   Greece,   France,   Netherlands
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe Vor der Morgenröte Maria Schrader   Germany,   Austria,   France
A Monster Calls J. A. Bayona   Spain
Bridget Jones's Baby Sharon Maguire   Ireland,   United Kingdom,   France,   United States
Frantz François Ozon   France,   Germany
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them David Yates   United Kingdom,   United States
Graduation Bacalaureat Cristian Mungiu   Romania,   France,   Belgium
Like Crazy La pazza gioia Paolo Virzì   Italy,   France
The Commune Kollektivet Thomas Vinterberg   Denmark,   Sweden,   Netherlands
The Other Side of Hope Toivon tuolla puolen Aki Kaurismäki   Finland,   Germany
Call Me by Your Name Luca Guadagnino   Italy,   France
Borg vs McEnroe Borg Janus Metz Pedersen   Sweden,   Denmark,   Finland,   Czech Republic
Dunkirk Christopher Nolan   United Kingdom,   Netherlands,   France,   United States
C'est la vie! Le Sens de la fête Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano   France
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Luc Besson
Darkest Hour Joe Wright   United Kingdom
Victoria & Abdul Stephen Frears
In the Fade Aus dem Nichts Fatih Akin   Germany
The Death of Stalin Armando Ianucci   United Kingdom,   France,   Belgium
Cold War Zimna wojna Paweł Pawlikowski   Poland,   United Kingdom,   France
Border Gräns Ali Abbasi   Sweden,   Denmark
Dogman Matteo Garrone   Italy,   France
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald David Yates   United Kingdom,   United States
Girl Lukas Dhont   Belgium,   Netherlands
Happy as Lazzaro Lazzaro felice Alice Rohrwacher   Italy,   France,   Germany,    Switzerland
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Ol Parker   United Kingdom
Pain and Glory Dolor y gloria Pedro Almodóvar   Spain
Sink or Swim Le Grand Bain Gilles Lellouche   France
The Breadwinner Nora Twomey   Ireland,   Canada,   Luxembourg
The Favourite Yorgos Lanthimos   United Kingdom,   Ireland
The Purity of Vengeance Journal 64 Christoffer Boe   Denmark


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