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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 Youth of Maxim
6.7

The Youth of Maxim

Jan. 28, 1935

The Youth of Maxim

A 1935 USA trade-paper reviewer called it… “an impressive and technically outstanding historical drama dealing with czarist terrorism ...
General Suvorov
6.9

General Suvorov

Jan. 23, 1941

General Suvorov

Primarily a biographical documentary about the military career of Alexander Vasilvich Suvorov, who was Field Marshal of the armies of Catherine ...
My Universities
6.6

My Universities

Mar. 01, 1940

My Universities

My Universities (Moi universiteti) is the last installment of Russian director Mark Donskoy’s “Maxim Gorki” trilogy. Having ...
The New Babylon
7.4

The New Babylon

Jan. 01, 1929

The New Babylon

In the early days of the industrial revolution, a young shop worker falls in love with a soldier before he goes off to war.
Chapaev
7.3

Chapaev

Nov. 07, 1934

Chapaev

Chapaev (Чапаев) is known as one of the finest cinematic works of the Socialist Realism movement. Based on a real life Red Army commander, ...
The Youth of Peter
7.0

The Youth of Peter

Jun. 06, 1980

The Youth of Peter

The Youth of Peter is an epic film adaptation of Alexei Tolstoy’s novel, Peter the First. It tells the story of the rise of Russia’s first ...
The Rider Named Death
6.2

The Rider Named Death

Apr. 22, 2004

The Rider Named Death

In pre-Soviet Russia, Boris Savinkov leads a terrorist faction of Socialist-Revolutionary Party members responsible for the deaths of governors ...
Miles of Fire
6.1

Miles of Fire

Nov. 01, 1957

Miles of Fire

Civil War. Southern steppes of Russia. Circumstances bring together various people: the Chekist, professor, actor, nurse and White Guard officer ...
Admiral
6.8
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Admiral

Jun. 06, 2008

Admiral

Admiral (Адмиралъ) is a Russian historical biopic film about the one-time leader of the White Russians, Alexander Kolchak. The film is directed ...
Fortress of War
7.5
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Fortress of War

Nov. 04, 2010

Fortress of War

A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days. ...
Heroes of Shipka
7.0
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Heroes of Shipka

Aug. 12, 1954

Heroes of Shipka

Heroes of Shipka was the first solo effort for Soviet director Sergei Vasilyev, who had previously collaborated with his late brother Georgi. As ...
Prometheus
6.2

Prometheus

Jan. 01, 1936

Prometheus

A film based on works and biography of the Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko (1814 – 1861).
Father Sergius
7.2

Father Sergius

May. 14, 1918

Father Sergius

The story of Prince Stepán Kasátsky discovering his fiancée was the mistress of the Czar, so he then becomes a monk.
Ivan the Terrible, Part I
7.7

Ivan the Terrible, Part I

Ivan the Terrible was Sergei Eisenstein’s final film, created as the Soviet Union was being overrun by Nazi Germany. The biopic film is a ...
9th Company
7.1

9th Company

Sep. 19, 2005

9th Company

Please note, unfortunately this film is no longer available free on this site. However, it is free to stream on Amazon Prime. The film starts in ...
¡Que Viva Mexico!
7.6

¡Que Viva Mexico!

Oct. 01, 1931

¡Que Viva Mexico!

¡Qué viva México! was a film project undertaken in 1931-32 by Soviet film-maker Sergei Eisenstein for American socialist author Upton Sinclair ...
The Color of Pomegranates
7.7

The Color of Pomegranates

The Color of Pomegranates is a breathtaking and unforgettable masterpiece by Armenian director, Sergei Parajanov. Ostensibly, the film is a ...
Alexander Nevsky
7.7

Alexander Nevsky

Nov. 24, 1938

Alexander Nevsky

Alexander Nevsky (Александр Невский) is a 1938 Soviet classic directed by Sergei Eisenstein. The film depicts famed Russian historical figure, ...
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 ...
The Last Relic
7.9
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The Last Relic

Jan. 01, 1969

The Last Relic

The Last Relic (Viimne reliikvia) is a 1969 Estonian film based on a historical novel by Eduard Bornhöhe. The film was extremely popular when it ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 Union ...
Mirror
8.1
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Mirror

Mar. 07, 1975

Mirror

A dying man in his forties recalls his childhood, his mother, the war and personal moments that tell of and juxtapose pivotal moments in Soviet ...
Come and See
8.2
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Come and See

Jul. 01, 1985

Come and See

Come and See (Иди и смотри) is renowned Soviet director, Elem Klimov’s final feature film. It takes place in Belarus during WWII and tells ...
Andrei Rublev
8.2
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Andrei Rublev

Dec. 16, 1966

Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev (Андрей Рублёв) is Andrei Tarkovsky‘s second feature film. It is based on the life and times of 15th-century icon painter, ...
The Dawns Here Are Quiet
8.3

The Dawns Here Are Quiet

The Dawns Here Are Quiet (А зори здесь тихие / A zori zdes tikhie) is a 1972 Soviet film directed by Stanislav Rostotsky. It is based on the 1969 ...