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Son of Sofia
6.2

Son of Sofia

Apr. 21, 2017

Son of Sofia

Son of Sofia (Ο Γιος της Σοφίας) is an interesting Russian-Greek co-production about a young Russian boy who visits his mother in Athens during ...
Dark Planet 2: Rebellion
5

Dark Planet 2: Rebellion

Dark Planet 2: Rebellion (Обитаемый остров. Схватка), also known as The Inhabited Island: Rebellion, is the exciting sequel to the popular ...
A Rough Draft
4.4

A Rough Draft

May. 25, 2018

A Rough Draft

A Rough Draft (Черновик) is the long-awaited screen version of one of the most famous novels by Sergei Lukyanenko, author of Night Watch and Day ...
Vamps
4.4

Vamps

Feb. 22, 2017

Vamps

Vamps (Вурдалаки), also known as Ghouls, is a Russian gothic horror film set in the Carpathian Mountains by Transylvania in the 18th century. The ...
Guardians
4

Guardians

Feb. 14, 2017

Guardians

Guardians (Защитники) is a Russian superhero blockbuster film from 2017. Set during the Cold War, Guardians tells the story of a secret ...
Sadko
5.2

Sadko

Jan. 05, 1953

Sadko

Sadko (Садко), also known as The Magic Voyage of Sinbad, is a wonderful Russian fantasy film from 1953 that received global acclaim. The ...
The Keepers
4.6

The Keepers

Mar. 01, 1991

The Keepers

As announced in our Russian movie blog, The Keepers (Khraniteli) is a long lost, but now joyously rediscovered Soviet TV film adaptation of ...
The Sword and the Dragon
5.5

The Sword and the Dragon

The Sword and the Dragon is a wonderful Russian film based on the folk story about Ilya Muromets. At the beginning of the tale, Ilya is unable to ...
The Stone Flower
7.1

The Stone Flower

Apr. 28, 1946

The Stone Flower

This remarkable film by Alexander Ptushko is based on the Russian fairy tale, “The Malachite Box.” The film tells the story of a young gemsmith ...
Viy
7.4
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Viy

Nov. 27, 1967

Viy

Viy is generally considered the most famous Russian horror film – really one of the few in a country that has experienced far too much real ...
Mister Designer
7.1

Mister Designer

Dec. 01, 1988

Mister Designer

Mister Designer is an exciting and a little eerie mystical drama about a sculptor who dreams of breathing life into his magnificent ...
Silver Heads
6.2

Silver Heads

Oct. 07, 1999

Silver Heads

In Silver Heads scientists embark on a secret experiment to fuse man and tree. The purpose of this fantastic experiment is to create man-tree ...
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. ...
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.
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 ...
Heavenly Judgement
7.1

Heavenly Judgement

May. 31, 2012

Heavenly Judgement

Heavenly Judgement, aka Heavenly Court, is an interesting contemporary Russian film about the afterlife. Once a person dies, he must stand before ...
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 ...
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.
The Magic Weaver
7.2

The Magic Weaver

Jun. 06, 1959

The Magic Weaver

In The Magic Weaver, two illustrious Soviet storytellers – writer, Yevgeny Schwartz, and director, Alexander Rou – have come together ...
The Secret of the Iron Door
7.0

The Secret of the Iron Door

The Secret of the Iron Door is a film about your wishes being granted – something we all desire. One day, a bad boy fourth-grader named Tolya ...
Kashchey the Immortal
7.2

Kashchey the Immortal

Jan. 15, 1944

Kashchey the Immortal

A beautiful maiden, Marya Morevna, gives her prospective husband, the mighty warrior Nikita Kozhemyaka, three riddles to solve before ...
The Scarlet Flower
6.9

The Scarlet Flower

Aug. 25, 1978

The Scarlet Flower

The Scarlet Flower is a charming, family-friendly fantasy well worth watching. Once upon a time in the fairy tale Russia of hundreds of years ...
Vassilisa the Beautiful
7.4

Vassilisa the Beautiful

Based on a Russian folk tale, Vasilisa Prekrasnaya (Vasilisa the Beautiful) is about a father whose three sons go out to finds themselves brides. ...
The Queen of Spades
7.0

The Queen of Spades

Apr. 01, 1916

The Queen of Spades

While hosting a game of cards one night, Narumov tells his friends a story about his grandmother, a Countess. As a young woman, she had once ...
Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair
7.3
HD

Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair

Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair is another fun family, fantasy film by prolific director, Aleksandr Rou. The film tells the story of Tsar ...
The Mermaid
5.3

The Mermaid

Mar. 30, 1910

The Mermaid

‘Rusalka’ – or, ‘Mermaid.’ Based on Pushkin, an opera by Dargomizhsky, and other sources: A prince and a ...
Through Fire, Water and…Brass Pipes
7.1

Through Fire, Water and…Brass Pipes

Through Fire, Water and…Brass Pipes is one of acclaimed director, Alexander Rou’s charming fairy tale classics. The movie is ...
The Little Mermaid
7.1

The Little Mermaid

Dec. 17, 1976

The Little Mermaid

This film adaptation of The Little Mermaid by Vladimir Bychkov breathed new life into the classic story by Hans Christian Andersen. A touching ...
Father Frost
6.5
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Father Frost

May. 05, 1964

Father Frost

Father Frost is a traditional Russian fairy tale classic by director, Alexander Rou. The film tells the story of a conceited young man and a ...
Scarlet Sails
7.1

Scarlet Sails

Jun. 07, 1961

Scarlet Sails

A little girl Assol met a wizard and it has been foretold: “… it will be a fine sunny day when a beautiful ship under scarlet sail ...
A Tale of Lost Times
7.2

A Tale of Lost Times

Feb. 02, 1964

A Tale of Lost Times

Four evil wizards succeeded to become young by using a time stolen from lazy kids. Now these kids who became seniors must act fast if they want ...
White Tiger
6.1
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White Tiger

May. 03, 2012

White Tiger

Great Patriotic War, 1945. After barely surviving a battle with a mysterious, ghostly-white German Tiger tank, Red Army Sergeant Ivan Naydenov ...
Stepan’s Remembrance
6.5

Stepan’s Remembrance

Stepan’s Remembrance (Степанова памятка) is a 1977 Soviet film directed by Konstantin Yershov. It is a loose adaptation of the traditional ...
Donkey’s Hide
6.9
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Donkey’s Hide

Dec. 01, 1982

Donkey’s Hide

At the festivities marking the christening of princess Theresa, daughter of king Gaston IX, a wicked fairy made a mysterious prophecy about the ...
An Old, Old Tale
7.5
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An Old, Old Tale

Jun. 04, 1968

An Old, Old Tale

Based on the famous fairytale “The Tinderbox” by Hans Christian Andersen.
The Twelve Months
7.5

The Twelve Months

Dec. 30, 1956

The Twelve Months

A poor girl was given an impossible task by her stepmother: to gather snowdrops in a winter forest. Suddenly she stumbled across twelve brothers ...
Snow Queen
7.0
HD

Snow Queen

Nov. 06, 1967

Snow Queen

Two children, Gerda and Kay, overcome the evil intentions of the Snow Queen with human love and a capacity to fight fear. Based on a story by ...
Old Man Khottabych
7.2
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Old Man Khottabych

Dec. 30, 1957

Old Man Khottabych

A boy named Volka discovers an ancient vessel on the bottom of a river. When he opens it, a genie emerges from there. He calls himself Hassan ...
The Twelve Months
7.1

The Twelve Months

Jan. 01, 1973

The Twelve Months

A poor girl was given an impossible task by her stepmother: to gather snowdrops in a winter forest. Suddenly she stumbled across twelve brothers ...
Mister Blot’s Academy
6.8

Mister Blot’s Academy

Mister Blot’s Academy is a fantastical story based on the popular books by Polish author, Jan Brzechwa. Thanks to the power of magic, Adaś ...
The Princess and the Pea
6.8

The Princess and the Pea

In The Princess and the Pea screenwriter Felix Mironer  has bundled together several Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales. Watch to enjoy a ...
The Snow Queen
7.7

The Snow Queen

Oct. 22, 1957

The Snow Queen

When the Snow Queen, a lonely and powerful fairy, kidnaps the human boy Kay, his best friend Gerda must overcome many obstacles on her journey to ...
Tyll the Giant
7.7

Tyll the Giant

Jan. 01, 1980

Tyll the Giant

Tyll the Giant (Suur Tõll) is based on an Estonian folk tale. Tyll is a giant who reigns as king over the Baltic Sea island of Saaremaa. ...
Alice in Wonderland
7.8

Alice in Wonderland

Jan. 31, 1981

Alice in Wonderland

Based on Lewis Carroll’s classic novel, this Soviet adaptation presents a more surreal and dark version than most Western ones. With a ...
Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka
7.8

Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka

Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka is a fun, holiday time film adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s story, The Night Before Christmas. Directed by ...
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 Story of the Voyages
8.0

The Story of the Voyages

In this fantasy with dragons and flying machines, 10-year-old Marta is determined to find her brother who was kidnapped at Christmastime by a ...