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Drama

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 ...
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, ...
The Stroll
7.3

The Stroll

Jan. 01, 2003

The Stroll

The Stroll is a true cult classic creation by rock star director, Alexei Uchitel. It shines a romantic light on St. Petersburg like no other. ...
The Edge
6.5
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The Edge

Jun. 06, 2010

The Edge

The Edge is another exciting drama from masterful director, Alexei Uchitel. The film takes place right after WWII. Ignat, a victorious but ...
The Sea
5.1
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The Sea

Jun. 30, 2013

The Sea

The Sea is an elegant drama by Alexandra Strelyanaya, also director of The Dry Valley. It tells the story of carefree love by the endless sea. A ...
To Live
7.2
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To Live

Nov. 11, 2010

To Live

To Live is a thrilling movie and the first feature by acclaimed director, Yuri Bykov. It’s a film that reminds us to think about the real ...
Relations
5.6
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Relations

Jun. 29, 2006

Relations

Relations is a movie all about being torn between love and duty. Two happily married parents find they can’t help but have an affair. Ilya and ...
I’ll Be Around
6.8
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I’ll Be Around

Dec. 06, 2012

I’ll Be Around

I’ll Be Around is a 2012 Russian drama directed by Pavel Ruminov. It won the main prize at the Kinotavr festival. I’ll Be Around is ...
His Wife’s Diary
7.0
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His Wife’s Diary

Jun. 06, 2000

His Wife’s Diary

His Wife’s Diary is one of the best films by Russian director, Alexei Uchitel. It tells the story of the last years of the life of the ...
Enemies
5.8
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Enemies

Jan. 23, 2007

Enemies

Enemies is a piercing and believable drama set in a small Belarussin village during WWII. Local villagers live side-by-side with German soldiers ...
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 Major
7.3
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The Major

Aug. 07, 2013

The Major

The Major is a piercing drama by acclaimed director, Yuri Bykov. It tells the story of a senior police officer, Sergei Sobolev, and the moral ...
The Dry Valley
6.3
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The Dry Valley

Mar. 15, 2012

The Dry Valley

The Dry Valley (Суходол) is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Ivan Bunin. It tells the story of a village named “Dry ...
Dreaming of Space
6.7

Dreaming of Space

Jun. 23, 2005

Dreaming of Space

Dreaming of Space is a 2005 Russian drama directed by acclaimed director, Alexei Uchitel. It won the prize for the best film at the Moscow ...
Captive
5.8

Captive

Sep. 11, 2008

Captive

Captive is a Russian-Bulgarian film by acclaimed director, Alexei Uchitel. It is based on the novel by Vladimir Makanin, “Prisoner of the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 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 of a man who lost everything. Based on the ...
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 ...
The Old Man and the Sea
8.1

The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea (Russian: Старик и море) is a 1999 paint-on-glass-animated short film directed by Aleksandr Petrov, based on the novel of ...
Agony: The Life and Death of Rasputin
7.0

Agony: The Life and Death of Rasputin

Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ...
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 ...
Dead Souls
9

Dead Souls

Nov. 19, 1984

Dead Souls

Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov plans to buy the titles to “dead souls” and use them as collateral to obtain a large loan. He comes to a small ...
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 ...
Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Apr. 17, 2017

Anna Karenina

In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count ...
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 ...
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. ...
Mermaid
7.3

Mermaid

Jun. 05, 2007

Mermaid

The fanciful tale of an introverted little girl who grows up believing she has the power to make wishes come true. She must reconcile this belief ...
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
6.8
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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 ...
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.
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
Ice
6.9
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Ice

Feb. 14, 2018

Ice

Contemporary Russia. Nadya gives up her dream of becoming a champion figure skater when she is hospitalized with an injury. But then she meets ...
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 ...
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.
The Seagull
7.3

The Seagull

Feb. 14, 1972

The Seagull

A story based on the famous play by Anton Chekhov.
Uncle Vanya
7.4

Uncle Vanya

Jul. 26, 1971

Uncle Vanya

Andrei Konchalovsky’s Uncle Vanya surely has the greatest claim as the best screen adaptation of a Chekhov play. Featuring brooding and ...
The Return
8.0

The Return

Jun. 25, 2003

The Return

A story of two Russian boys whose father suddenly returns home after a 12-year absence. He takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a ...
Elena
7.3

Elena

Jun. 06, 2011

Elena

Vladimir is reaching the end of his life and decides to leave his wealth to his only daughter, cutting out his wife and her son from his will.
Roads to Koktebel
7.0

Roads to Koktebel

Sep. 25, 2003

Roads to Koktebel

A widowed aeronautics engineer, who has lost his job, travels with his son hopping freight trains from Moscow to Koktebel, a town by the Black ...
How I Ended This Summer
7.0

How I Ended This Summer

Two men at a remote Arctic base begin mistrusting each other after an important radio message.
The Postman’s White Nights
7.1

The Postman’s White Nights

The film represents life in a godforsaken Russian village. The only way to reach the mainland is to cross the lake by boat and a postman became ...
Taurus
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Taurus

Jan. 01, 2001

Taurus

The film is set inside a russian mansion and begins with morning procedures for one of 1900s most controversial politicians, Lenin.
Lady with the Dog
7.4
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Lady with the Dog

Jan. 28, 1960

Lady with the Dog

On holiday in Yalta, Muscovite banker Dimitri Gurov contrives to meet a young woman who walks her dog. She’s Anna Sergeyovna, trapped in a ...
The Sniffer
7.2

The Sniffer

Nov. 11, 2013

The Sniffer

An extraordinary sense of smell gives a crime investigator unique insight into solving mysteries, but his gift takes a toll on his personal life.
Shadow Boxing 3. The Final Round
5.8
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Shadow Boxing 3. The Final Round

Champion boxer Artyom Kolchin climbed all conceivable heights and became a national hero. He does not enter the boxing ring any more, rather ...
Shadowboxing
5.9

Shadowboxing

Mar. 05, 2005

Shadowboxing

Artem Kolchin was one of many, but he wanted glory. And he has chosen the way: he became the boxer. Now Artem the applicant for a champion title, ...
Legend No. 17
7.6
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Legend No. 17

Apr. 17, 2013

Legend No. 17

Biopic of Russian ice hockey legend Valeri Kharlamov from early childhood, rising to the pinnacle of the sport and his untimely death
Calculator
4.5
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Calculator

Dec. 18, 2014

Calculator

Calculator takes place in the distant future. Ten prisoners are sentenced to life-long exile from their home planet. To establish a new life, ...
Exchange Wedding
4.9

Exchange Wedding

Apr. 15, 2011

Exchange Wedding

Sonya, a popular super model, proposes to Sasha in order to irritate her boyfriend, a famous TV star Ruslan – and adventures begin…
Hipsters
7.1
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Hipsters

Dec. 25, 2008

Hipsters

In this hit Russian musical, a group of friends flaunts Soviet authority in 1950s Moscow by embracing jazz. When Communist Mels falls for Polly, ...