History

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 ...
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

This film is based on the book about Vasili Ivanovich Chapaev (1887 – 1919) who was in real life the Commander of the 25th Division of the ...
The Youth of Peter
7.0

The Youth of Peter

Jun. 06, 1980

The Youth of Peter

The years of the tsar’s adolescence and youth were permeated with deadly danger coming from some of the Boyars, the rebellious Streltsy and ...
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

The film starts in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, where a band of military trainees is undergoing training at the hands of a sadistic ...
¡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 life of revered the 18th-century Armenian poet and musician Sayat-Nova. Portraying events in the life of the artist from childhood up to his ...
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

A six-hour long epic (original director’s cut) about the life of Don Cossacs in a village in southern Russia between 1912 and 1922. The ...
The Last Relic
7.9
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The Last Relic

Jan. 01, 1969

The Last Relic

A medieval love story with lots of adventures. The times are troubled – there’s a revolt of peasants going on. To secure its safety a ...
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

In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Russian army protects the bridgehead of the Don River against the German army while ...
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

Come and See

Jul. 01, 1985

Come and See

The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his ...
Andrei Rublev
8.2
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Andrei Rublev

Dec. 16, 1966

Andrei Rublev

An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a ...
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 ...