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One-Two, Soldiers Were Going…
7.8
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One-Two, Soldiers Were Going…

One-Two, Soldiers Were Going… is another superb war movie by director, Leonid Bykov, of Only Old Men Are Going to Battle fame. The film was ...
The Shield and the Sword
8.5

The Shield and the Sword

The year is 1940 and Nazi Germany is at the height of its military prowess, having captured most of Europe and eyeing the Soviet Union to the ...
Pirosmani
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Pirosmani

Dec. 28, 1969

Pirosmani

Pirosmani is a beautiful biographical film about the self-taught Georgian painter, Niko Pirosmani. Pirosmani was the founder of the artistic ...
Quiet Flows the Don
7.8

Quiet Flows the Don

Jan. 05, 1957

Quiet Flows the Don

Quiet Flows the Don (Тихий Дон / Tikhiy Don) is an epic 1957 Soviet film directed by Sergei Gerasimov. Split into three parts, the film is based ...
By the Law
7.8

By the Law

Jan. 01, 1926

By the Law

A five-person team of gold prospectors in the Yukon has just begun to enjoy great success when one of the members snaps, and suddenly kills two ...
Officers
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Officers

Jul. 26, 1971

Officers

Officers is a movie about two friends’ love for their motherland, for life itself, and, of course, for a woman. Through the lifelong ...
The Beginning
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The Beginning

Oct. 12, 1970

The Beginning

A film-in-film story set in a provincial town in Russia. Pasha is an amateur actress who plays a witch at a local club, but her dream is to play ...
My Friend Ivan Lapshin
7.8

My Friend Ivan Lapshin

Russian provincial town in the middle of the 1930s Stalin’s Great Purge. Ivan Lapshin, the head of the local police, does what he has to ...
When the Trees Were Tall
7.8

When the Trees Were Tall

This piercing Soviet drama tells the story of two unfortunate strangers who, by the will of fate, become one family. Lovers of Soviet comedy will ...
The Idiot
7.8

The Idiot

Jan. 02, 1958

The Idiot

Upon Prince Myshkin’s return to St. Petersburg from an asylum in Switzerland, he becomes beguiled by the lovely young Aglaya, daughter of a ...
Tomorrow Was the War
7.8

Tomorrow Was the War

Oct. 18, 1987

Tomorrow Was the War

Tomorrow Was the War is an exquisite drama about the life of Soviet schoolchildren during the last quiet days before WWII. The film centers ...
Salt for Svanetia
7.8

Salt for Svanetia

May. 24, 1930

Salt for Svanetia

An ethnographic treasure that documents with visual bravado the harsh conditions of life in the isolated mountain village of Ushkul.
The Outskirts
7.9

The Outskirts

Oct. 04, 1998

The Outskirts

Set on the Russian steppes and filmed in black-and-white, it is the story of a group of peasants seeking revenge against the oil company that ...
A Summer to Remember
7.9

A Summer to Remember

Aug. 12, 1960

A Summer to Remember

Based on the Vera Panova book about a complicated relationships between 8-years boy and his new stepfather.
One Hundred Days After Childhood
7.9

One Hundred Days After Childhood

A group of Russian teenagers spend their summer at a summer camp. Mitia falls in love and gets so occupied with his own problems that he forgets ...
Ekaterina
8.6

Ekaterina

Nov. 24, 2014

Ekaterina

The life of the Russian Empress Ekaterina II (Catherine the Great), a German born princess who came to Russia as bride for the young Peter III, ...
Inseparable
6.9

Inseparable

Apr. 27, 2013

Inseparable

Inseparable is a Ukrainian TV series about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster (there’s also a TV movie version of the series which you can ...
Katerina Izmailova
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Katerina Izmailova

Jun. 08, 1967

Katerina Izmailova

Katerina Izmailova is a filmization of Dmitry Shostakovich’s long-suppressed 1936 opera. Galina Vishnevskaya stars as Katerina, a bored ...
Walking the Streets of Moscow
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Walking the Streets of Moscow

“I Am Walking Along Moscow” aka “Ya Shagayu Po Moskve” (1963) is a charming lyrical comedy directed by Georgi Daneliya in ...
Scarecrow
7.9

Scarecrow

Sep. 14, 1984

Scarecrow

A twelve years old girl Lena who has come to live with her grandfather in a small Russian town is being bullied by her classmates. She took the ...
Three Poplars on Plyuschikha Street
7.9

Three Poplars on Plyuschikha Street

Three Poplars at Plyushchikha is a legendary Soviet melodrama about a simple village woman who, once in Moscow, changes her worldview and life. ...
Crime and Punishment
7.9

Crime and Punishment

Sep. 28, 1970

Crime and Punishment

This is truly the greatest film adaptation of Dostoevsky’s classic, Crime and Punishment, there is. Directed by Lev Kulidzhanov and ...
Letter Never Sent
7.9

Letter Never Sent

Jun. 27, 1960

Letter Never Sent

Four geologists are searching for a diamond mine in the wilderness of Siberia. After locating the mine, they set out to deliver their findings to ...
I Am Twenty
7.9

I Am Twenty

Jan. 01, 1965

I Am Twenty

I Am Twenty is a coming-of-age film from the 1960s that demonstrates the differences between the Soviet wartime generation and that which came ...
Twenty Days Without War
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Twenty Days Without War

War correspondent Lopatin takes a 20-day-leave from his hard work at the front in 1942. He travels to faraway Tashkent to meet the family of the ...
Station for Two
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Station for Two

Jun. 06, 1982

Station for Two

Platon Ryabinin, a pianist, is traveling by train to a distant town of Griboedov to visit his father. He gets off to have lunch during a twenty ...
Assa
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Assa

Nov. 01, 1987

Assa

Assa (Асса) is a classic Soviet crime film from 1987 that retains a cult status in Russia to this day. The movie is credited with bringing ...
Cloud Heaven
8.0

Cloud Heaven

Dec. 04, 1990

Cloud Heaven

In this gentle comedy, an unpopular resident in a Russian village has his life completely changed when he announces, entirely on a whim and just ...
At War as at War
8.0

At War as at War

Feb. 23, 1969

At War as at War

To the young lieutenant Maleshkin the war is a minor obstacle, if compared to his personal battle to command his subordinates, while conducting ...
Tears Were Falling
8.0

Tears Were Falling

Jan. 01, 1982

Tears Were Falling

Tears Were Falling is a beautiful fairy tale for adults. Prolific actor, Evgeni Leonov, plays Vasin, a loving husband, father, and all-round ...
The Plea
8.0

The Plea

Dec. 24, 1967

The Plea

The Plea is the first movie in Tengiz Abuladze’s trilogy that includes The Wishing Tree and Repentance. The film is a romantic drama based ...
I Am Cuba
8.0

I Am Cuba

Oct. 26, 1964

I Am Cuba

An unabashed exercise in cinema stylistics, I Am Cuba is pro-Castro/anti-Batista rhetoric dressed up in the finest clothes. The film’s four ...
Two Comrades Were Serving
8.0

Two Comrades Were Serving

Set during the last days of the civil war that followed the Russian Revolution. The Crimea Peninsula is the last stronghold of the White Guard, ...
The Island
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The Island

Nov. 23, 2006

The Island

The Island is an incredibly powerful film that wrestles with the ideas of sin and atonement. In a cold, secluded island in northern Russia, ...
Autumn Marathon
8.0

Autumn Marathon

Jun. 06, 1979

Autumn Marathon

Andrey Pavlovich Buzykin, who makes a living by teaching at an institute and translating English literature, is cheating on his wife. ...
An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano
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An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano

At the dilapidated country estate of Anna Petrovna Voinitseva, a group of feckless Russian aristocrats whiles away a summer afternoon. ...
The Courier
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The Courier

Jun. 06, 1986

The Courier

Ivan Mirosnikov, a cheeky young man in the Gorbachev era, is trying to figure out what to do with his life (he’s not in college, and the ...
The Fool
8.0

The Fool

Aug. 09, 2014

The Fool

The Fool is another masterpiece by director, Yuri Bykov. The movie tells the story of a simple, honest plumber who goes up against an entire ...
Days of the Turbins
7.9

Days of the Turbins

Jun. 06, 1976

Days of the Turbins

Masterfully done re-telling of Bulgakov’s brilliant play (itself a version of the novel, “White Guard”), “Days of the ...
Love and Lies
8.0

Love and Lies

Jun. 06, 1980

Love and Lies

Love and Lies (also called Could One Imagine?) is a cute teen romantic melodrama about first love. On September 1st, a new student joins ...
Battleship Potemkin
8.0

Battleship Potemkin

Jan. 18, 1926

Battleship Potemkin

Battleship Potemkin (Броненосец «Потёмкин» / Bronenosets Potyomkin) is a 1925 Soviet film directed by Sergei Eisenstein. It is widely considered ...
The Flight
8.0

The Flight

Jan. 01, 1970

The Flight

The film is about a group of people who in other times wouldn’t have anything in common, some of them innocent bystanders, some moral ...
Afonya
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Afonya

Oct. 13, 1975

Afonya

The 1975 film by Georgi Daneliya “Afonya” was an unexpected commercial hit in USSR. The main character “Afonya” Borshev ...
To Kill a Dragon
8.1

To Kill a Dragon

Jan. 01, 1988

To Kill a Dragon

Dragon is a bloody dictator, who kills every opponent. People live hopelessly, until Lancelot comes to save the beautiful Elsa. Lancelot can only ...
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
8.1

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors is a 1965 Ukrainian film by Soviet-Armenian filmmaker, Sergei Parajanov, that is based on the novel by Ukrainian ...
Stalker
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Stalker

May. 25, 1979

Stalker

Stalker (Сталкер) is a brilliant 1979 Soviet sci-fi film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. Loosely based on the Strugatsky Brothers’ 1972 novel, ...
Solaris
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Solaris

Mar. 20, 1972

Solaris

Solaris – a film about people’s erotic problems in outer space. Or so you’ll see… Unfortunately, the free version of the ...
Siberiade
8.1

Siberiade

Nov. 28, 1979

Siberiade

The evolution of a nation during six decades of turbulent history is dramatized via two families from opposing classes.
They Fought for Their Country
8.1
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They Fought for Their Country

Sergei Bondarchuk’s They Fought for Their Country has often been called the best film about WWII.  In the summer of 1942, the Soviet ...
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
8.1
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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears is a classic, Oscar-winning Soviet movie. It’s said to depict the famous Russian soul better than any ...
Ivan’s Childhood
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Ivan’s Childhood

May. 05, 1962

Ivan’s Childhood

Ivan’s Childhood is a poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth. You can watch it on Amazon Prime ...
Mirror
8.1
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Mirror

Mar. 07, 1975

Mirror

Mirror (Зеркало) is one the most beautiful movies by acclaimed arthouse director, Andrei Tarkovsky. This semi-autobiographical film describes the ...
A Cruel Romance
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A Cruel Romance

Jun. 06, 1984

A Cruel Romance

Cinematographic adaptation of classical Russian play “Dowry-less” by A. Ostrovsky. Noble but poor widow seeks to arrange marriage for ...
We’ll Live Till Monday
8.1

We’ll Live Till Monday

We’ll Live Till Monday is a piercing Soviet melodrama by Stanislav Rostotsky that tells the tale of three days in the life of an ordinary ...
The Sacrifice
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The Sacrifice

May. 14, 1986

The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice is Andrei Tarkovsky‘s seventh and final feature film. Tarkovsky finished making the film shortly before his death. Background ...
Nostalgia
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Nostalgia

May. 01, 1983

Nostalgia

Nostalgia is a timeless masterpiece of cinema. You can feel Tarkovsky pushing the boundaries of cinema as well as cementing his own unique style ...
Little Tragedies
8.2

Little Tragedies

Jun. 30, 1980

Little Tragedies

A masterpiece of Soviet cinematography based on the three-part adaptation of the poetic and dramatic cycle of Alexander Pushkin.