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72 Meters
6.7

72 Meters

Feb. 12, 2004

72 Meters

On August 12, 2000, the world was shocked to receive the news that a Russian submarine, “Kursk,” had sunk. The film, 72 Meters, tells ...
Daddy, Father Frost Is Dead
6.4

Daddy, Father Frost Is Dead

The film, Daddy, Father Frost is Dead, released the year of the collapse of the USSR, reflects the problems of perestroika and the feeling of ...
We’re from Jazz
7.2

We’re from Jazz

Jun. 06, 1983

We’re from Jazz

We’re from Jazz or Jazzman is all about the difficult path the formation of jazz took in the Soviet Union. Kostya Ivanov is a student in a ...
Aerograd
6.1

Aerograd

Nov. 06, 1935

Aerograd

Aerograd is a 1930s film from influential director, Alexander Dovzhenko. Set in the Far East region of Russia, the movie centers on the struggle ...
There Once Was a Singing Blackbird
7.8

There Once Was a Singing Blackbird

There Once Was a Singing Blackbird is a beautiful film by director, Otar Iosseliani. It tells the story of a day in the life of a young, carefree ...
Karlson Returns
8.1

Karlson Returns

Jan. 01, 1970

Karlson Returns

Karlson Returns is the sequel to the beloved Russian cartoon, Junior and Karlson. The housekeeper, Freken Bock, appears in Junior’s ...
A Necklace for My Beloved
6.7

A Necklace for My Beloved

A Necklace for My Beloved (Samkauli satrposatvis) is a 1971 lyrical comedy by legendary Georgian director, Tengiz Abuladze. It is based on the ...
Anna Karenina. Vronsky’s Story
6.1
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Anna Karenina. Vronsky’s Story

Anna Karenina. Vronsky’s Story is an interesting new take on Leo Tolstoy’s masterpiece. Director and current chairman of Mosfilm, ...
Brief Encounters
7.4

Brief Encounters

Dec. 13, 1967

Brief Encounters

Brief Encounters is a beautiful rom-com by famed director, Kira Muratova. In the film, Nadia leaves her village for the big city where she meets ...
The Communist
7.1

The Communist

Feb. 03, 1958

The Communist

The Communist is an ideologically-ridden, but also beautifully created film. Hugely popular in the Soviet Union, the movie also won its director, ...
Ashik Kerib
7.4
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Ashik Kerib

Jul. 03, 1988

Ashik Kerib

Ashik Kerib is a Georgian film that is acclaimed director, Sergei Parajanov’s final work. Parajanov dedicated the film to his good friend, ...
The Legend of Suram Fortress
7.4
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The Legend of Suram Fortress

The Legend of Suram Fortress is legendary director, Sergei Parajanov’s first film since his release from the Soviet Gulag prison system. ...
Fragment of an Empire
7.3

Fragment of an Empire

Oct. 28, 1929

Fragment of an Empire

Fragment of an Empire is an extraordinarily impressive classic and the epitome of the Soviet propaganda film. It tells the a story of a Russian ...
No Path Through Fire
7.5

No Path Through Fire

Dec. 25, 1967

No Path Through Fire

No Path Through Fire is acclaimed director Gleb Panfilov’s first feature film. It tells the interesting story of a talented nurse trying to ...
Subject Delta
4.9
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Subject Delta

Nov. 03, 2018

Subject Delta

Subject Delta is an interesting short by up-and-coming filmmaker, Ivan Rassadin. In it you’ll find a crisp foray into the murky world of ...
Dead Man’s Letters
7.6

Dead Man’s Letters

Dec. 12, 1986

Dead Man’s Letters

Dead Man’s Letters is the first feature film of the masterful director, Konstantin Lopushansky. It deals with a popular theme of the late ...
A Visitor to a Museum
7.3

A Visitor to a Museum

Mar. 14, 1989

A Visitor to a Museum

A Visitor to a Museum is a 1989 film directed by Konstantin Lopushansky. Like his earlier 1986 work, Dead Man’s Letters, it explores what a ...
There Will Be No Leave Today
6.5

There Will Be No Leave Today

This short film is a stylishly constructed thriller that will appeal to a wide range of viewers. It tells the story of a small Soviet town that ...
Boule de suif
7.4

Boule de suif

Sep. 15, 1934

Boule de suif

Boule de Suif (Пышка) is a 1934 Soviet drama by Mikhail Romm. An adaptation of the eponymous short story by Guy de Maupassant, Boule de Suif is a ...
Trial on the Road
7.9

Trial on the Road

Apr. 01, 1971

Trial on the Road

Trial on the Road (Проверка на дорогах) is the directorial debut of acclaimed director, Aleksey German. In English, it is also sometimes known as ...
My Grandmother
7.5

My Grandmother

Dec. 01, 1929

My Grandmother

The protagonist, a lazy pen-pusher, gets the sack for his bureaucratic idleness, and learns that the way back into the job market depends on ...
Days of Eclipse
7.1

Days of Eclipse

Jan. 01, 1988

Days of Eclipse

This bleak late soviet-era drama follows the career of Malyanov, a young medical school graduate who has been sent to work in Turkmenia. Here he ...
The Killers
6.6

The Killers

Jan. 01, 1956

The Killers

The Killers (Убийцы) was Andrei Tarkovsky’s first film. He co-directed this short film along with his classmates, Alexander Gordon and ...
Indestructible
5.2
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Indestructible

Oct. 25, 2018

Indestructible

The film is based on the true story about a Soviet KV-1 crew of a Soviet KV-1 tank, under the command of Semyon Konovalov , whom despite being ...
Bezhin Meadow
6.7

Bezhin Meadow

Mar. 04, 1968

Bezhin Meadow

Bezhin Lug (Bezhin Meadow) was to be a Soviet film about a young farm boy whose father attempts to betray the government for political reasons by ...
Beginning of an Unknown Era
6.9

Beginning of an Unknown Era

Two young directors adapted the short stories of two Russian authors whose works had been banned for decades, and so their film ended up in the ...
Migrants
6.1

Migrants

Aug. 03, 1991

Migrants

Pavel and Pavelina leave their rural countryside homes and move to Moscow to find work. Once there, they find that urban life is not what they ...
Day of the Full Moon
6.8

Day of the Full Moon

Aug. 29, 1998

Day of the Full Moon

Day of the Full Moon, a series of vignettes from Russia past and present, summons the spirit of Ophuls’ La Ronde, Altman’s Nashville and Short ...
Mother
6.9

Mother

Dec. 01, 1990

Mother

The social ferment in late 19th century Russia which led to the 1917 Russian Revolution is movingly portrayed in this lengthy historical drama, ...
Love in the USSR
5.5
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Love in the USSR

Dec. 12, 2012

Love in the USSR

This story take place in Moscow during the 1970s and unfolds around the love triangle between two young men and a girl who study at the same ...
Dreams
6.7
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Dreams

Sep. 11, 1993

Dreams

Russian countess in 1893 has strange dreams about herself living a life as a dishwasher in 1993 Moscow after dissolution of the USSR.
Assassin of the Tsar
6.9
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Assassin of the Tsar

Feb. 02, 1991

Assassin of the Tsar

A new doctor from Moscow arrives at a provincial mental institution. His interest is the peculiarities of the psyche of a patient who believes ...
The Shining Path
6.2

The Shining Path

Oct. 07, 1940

The Shining Path

Tanya Morozova, an illiterate but industrious textile factory worker, finds happiness through her education and the Stakhanovite movement. She ...
Boris Godunov
6.7

Boris Godunov

May. 01, 1986

Boris Godunov

Praised for its fine photography and production design if not its narrative, Sergei Bondarchuk directed this adaptation of the tale by Alexander ...
Anna Karenina
7.1

Anna Karenina

Jan. 01, 1967

Anna Karenina

The plot of the film is the love of a married woman, Anna Karenina, and a young officer, Alexei Vronsky. Anna leaves the family in search of ...
Shine, Shine, My Star
7.6

Shine, Shine, My Star

Jun. 06, 1969

Shine, Shine, My Star

This late 60s Russian films is set in 1920, just 3 years after the October revolution. Folks had the choice between red and white, revolution and ...
The Taste
6.6

The Taste

Jan. 23, 2015

The Taste

Misha finally decided to confess his love to Lena. But the girl’s father interrupts him. He decided to take revenge in the old game with ...
Winnie-the-Pooh and a Busy Day
8.3

Winnie-the-Pooh and a Busy Day

This is the third and final episode in the three-part Russian Winnie-the-Pooh series. In this episode, Pooh searches for a tail for his friend, ...
Winnie-the-Pooh Goes Visiting
8.3

Winnie-the-Pooh Goes Visiting

This is the second episode in the three-part Russian Winnie-the-Pooh series. In this episode, Pooh and Piglet visit Rabbit for a meal with honey. ...
Winnie-the-Pooh
8.3

Winnie-the-Pooh

Jan. 01, 1969

Winnie-the-Pooh

This is the first episode in the three-part Russian Winnie-the-Pooh series. In this episode, Pooh attempts to take honey from a beehive with the ...
Three Heroes on Distant Shores
5.2

Three Heroes on Distant Shores

This time, Alyosha Popovich Dobrinya and Ilya Muromets, thanks insidious wiles of Baba Yaga, are the seven seas on the island where the natives ...
Triumph Over Violence
8.2

Triumph Over Violence

Dec. 31, 1965

Triumph Over Violence

Romm’s “Ordinary Fascism” pulls out all the stops in its selection of documentary material to draw the viewer not only into ...
Tchaikovsky
6.6

Tchaikovsky

Aug. 31, 1970

Tchaikovsky

The film is dedicated to the great Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). It tells of the last twenty years of the great master’s life, ...
The Dog In Boots
7.5

The Dog In Boots

Oct. 03, 1981

The Dog In Boots

The Dog in Boots by is yet another interpretation of the immortal Dumas novel, “The Three Musketeers.” What makes it special, beyond ...
Dunno on the Moon
7.2

Dunno on the Moon

May. 01, 1997

Dunno on the Moon

Dunno on the Moon is a fun sci-fi fairy tale about half-adults, half-children who do whatever it is they love. The film is based on the novel by ...
A Flying Ship
8.0

A Flying Ship

Jan. 01, 1979

A Flying Ship

A story about the young princess Zabava and a poor chimney sweep named Ivan. The two are in love, but their different social status stands in ...
The Green Elephant
5.4

The Green Elephant

Jan. 01, 1999

The Green Elephant

The movie is set in the brig, the walls of which are painted in a poisonous green color. There fall into two junior officers, Sergei ...
Fate of a Man
8.0

Fate of a Man

Aug. 01, 1959

Fate of a Man

The film debut of famed director, Sergei Bondarchuk, Fate of a Man tells the gripping story of a man who lost everything. Based on the book of ...
Waterloo
7.3

Waterloo

Oct. 26, 1970

Waterloo

After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused ...
Moscow Strikes Back
6.9

Moscow Strikes Back

Feb. 23, 1942

Moscow Strikes Back

This movie, the Soviet Union’s first Academy Award, is still the only Russian-language winner of the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. The ...
Agony: The Life and Death of Rasputin
7.0

Agony: The Life and Death of Rasputin

Agony is a two-part feature film about one of the most notorious personalities in Russian history, Grigory Rasputin. This beautiful and ...
The Barber of Siberia
7.8
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The Barber of Siberia

Nov. 11, 1998

The Barber of Siberia

Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental steam-driven timber harvester in the ...
Dust
7.2

Dust

Jun. 17, 2005

Dust

The genre of the film DUST could be called fantastic realism or existential drama with elements of the fantastic. Dust means the haste in which ...
Dersu Uzala
8.3
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Dersu Uzala

Aug. 02, 1975

Dersu Uzala

A military explorer meets and befriends a Goldi man in Russia’s unmapped forests. A deep and abiding bond evolves between the two men, one ...
Bastards
6.1
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Bastards

Feb. 02, 2006

Bastards

A “Hitlerjugend” kind of story, set in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, based on a fictitious story from the eponymous ...
The Asthenic Syndrome
6.8

The Asthenic Syndrome

Dec. 01, 1989

The Asthenic Syndrome

In the old days it was called hypochrondria, or black melancholia. Now, apparently, it’s termed the Asthenic Syndrome. Whatever it is, ...
Chekist
7.1

Chekist

Sep. 15, 1992

Chekist

Srubov is a part of CHEKA, the secret police Lenin established after the Bolshevik Revolution. They arrest, interview for a minute, try in ten ...
American Daughter
6.3
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American Daughter

Jul. 30, 1995

American Daughter

A lonely Russian man is trying to see his doughter who lives with her mother far away in the USA.
Vanished Empire
6.8
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Vanished Empire

Feb. 14, 2008

Vanished Empire

This story take place in Moscow during the 1970s and unfolds around the love triangle between two young men and a girl who study at the same ...
Ward No. 6
6.3
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Ward No. 6

Jun. 06, 2009

Ward No. 6

Simultaneously nihilistic and heartening, Ward No. 6 is based on a story by Chekov, in which a psychiatric doctor becomes a patient in his own ...
Poisons or the World History of Poisoning
6.5
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Poisons or the World History of Poisoning

A story of an actor named Oleg whose wife has been seduced by his neighbor. As he is thoroughly convinced of her infidelity, he would like to ...
The Fall of Berlin
6.1

The Fall of Berlin

Dec. 25, 1949

The Fall of Berlin

Surrounded by a few party officials, Alexei Ivanov, a stakhanovist smelter, is decorated by Stalin. The “Little Father of the ...
Decision: Liquidation
5.4
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Decision: Liquidation

Jun. 07, 2018

Decision: Liquidation

The ruthless extremist Bazgaev responsible for terrorist attacks which lead to deaths of hundreds of civilians, among them school children, is ...
Tenderness
7.4
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Tenderness

Dec. 02, 2018

Tenderness

One day in the life of Elena Ivanovna in St. Petersburg in search of a man, sex and, maybe, love.
About Love. Adults Only
6.1
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About Love. Adults Only

The second part of the film “About Love”. Moscow, summer 2016. A new lecture, a new lecturer with a new theme: “How to preserve love in the ...
About Love
6.4
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About Love

Dec. 10, 2015

About Love

What is love? The heroes of the film try to answer this question. A series of the most different characters and their stories are woven together. ...
Mars
6.3

Mars

Nov. 11, 2004

Mars

Somewhere deep, deep in Russia there is a town called Marks (named after Karl Marks, founder of Communism theory) where all people are working on ...
Star
7.0
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Star

Jun. 18, 2014

Star

Three different persons, three different lives are connected in a mysterious way. 15 year old teenager suffering of misunderstanding, his ...
Panfilov’s 28 Men
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Panfilov’s 28 Men

Nov. 24, 2016

Panfilov’s 28 Men

This is a pretty recent Russian WWII movie well worth checking out. It’s based on the Soviet legend about a group of 28 Red Army soldiers ...
Blind Man’s Bluff
7.2
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Blind Man’s Bluff

May. 26, 2005

Blind Man’s Bluff

Sergei and Simon have to deliver a suitcase full of heroin to Mikhalych or else they will be killed. There is one minor detail: the only ...
The Ghost
7.0

The Ghost

Nov. 13, 2008

The Ghost

A novelist struggling with writer’s block enlists the aid of an assassin for some inspiration — fully unaware that he is being set up ...
Two Days
7.0
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Two Days

Sep. 08, 2011

Two Days

A two days from the life of Pyotr Drozdov, a highly ranked official from Moscow, which he spends with young museum employee Masha.
Mirage
3.7

Mirage

Aug. 21, 2008

Mirage

A young Lera witnessed a murder, so now she must escape the killers who’re trying to kill her.
Live and Remember
6.6

Live and Remember

Jun. 26, 2008

Live and Remember

Based on Valentin Rasputin’s story of the same title. The winter of 1945. In a village on the Angara embankment the women wait the return ...
Dead Daughters
4.0
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Dead Daughters

Feb. 01, 2007

Dead Daughters

In present-day Moscow ghosts of three little girls killed by their insane mother randomly pick a person to watch over for a three days. If during ...
Five Brides
6.6
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Five Brides

Sep. 29, 2011

Five Brides

May, 1945… A young pilot Aleksey Kaverin stationed in Germany is going home to Russia for vacation. The problem is he needs to bring a ...
Street Racer
2.8

Street Racer

Mar. 06, 2008

Street Racer

Stepan and Doker are street racers. They love cars and speed. But there is a difference between them which brings them to face each other in a ...
Marathon
5.6
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Marathon

Jul. 02, 2013

Marathon

Tolik didn’t succeed in life, sports career did not work, his wife left him. Unsuccessful, unloved, hopeless, he has lost faith in himself. ...
Yolki
6.3

Yolki

Dec. 12, 2010

Yolki

A collection of several interlinked stories that happen on the New Year’s eve…
Inadequate People
7.4

Inadequate People

Dec. 12, 2010

Inadequate People

Adequacy is relative. Vitalik the main character of the movie seems to be pretty normal. With a respectable office job, a comfy little dwelling ...
I Am Dragon
6.9
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I Am Dragon

Dec. 04, 2015

I Am Dragon

I Am Dragon is an exciting Russian take on the Beauty and the Beast-style genre of romantic fantasy.  In the film, the young Princess Miroslava ...
Russian Ark
7.4

Russian Ark

May. 22, 2002

Russian Ark

A French marquis wanders through a vast labyrinth of corridors, theaters and ballrooms at a reception for a Persian ambassador.
War and Peace
8.3

War and Peace

Mar. 14, 1966

War and Peace

War and Peace (Война и мир / Voyna i mir) is a historical epic shot between 1961-1967 and released over 1965–67. This Soviet movie, co-written ...
Welcome, or No Trespassing
8.1
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Welcome, or No Trespassing

Welcome, or No Trespassing, is a true cult classic by the amazing director, Elem Klimov, of Come and See fame. Actually, amazingly this movie was ...
Bukovina, a Ukrainian Land
5.9

Bukovina, a Ukrainian Land

Bukovina, a Ukrainian Land (Буковина, зeмля Українськa / Bukovina, zemlya Ukrainskaya) is a 1940 Soviet propaganda documentary film. It was shot ...
Ballad of a Soldier
8.2

Ballad of a Soldier

Dec. 01, 1959

Ballad of a Soldier

Ballad of a Soldier (Баллада о солдате / Ballada o soldate) is a 1959 film directed by World War Two veteran, Grigoriy Chukhray. It’s one ...
In the Town of S.
7.1
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In the Town of S.

May. 25, 1967

In the Town of S.

A portrait of a Russian community in the late 19th century based on Chekhov’s stories, featuring the author as observer and narrator.