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Tag Archives: English & Русский

Here’s a list of a bunch of movies with subtitles in English and Russian. They make for great practice for improving your Russian!

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 ...
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 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. ...
Winnie-the-Pooh and a Busy Day
8.3

Winnie-the-Pooh and a Busy Day

This is the third and final episode in the three-part Russian Winnie-the-Pooh series. In this episode, Pooh searches for a tail for his friend, ...
Winnie-the-Pooh Goes Visiting
8.3

Winnie-the-Pooh Goes Visiting

This is the second episode in the three-part Russian Winnie-the-Pooh series. In this episode, Pooh and Piglet visit Rabbit for a meal with honey. ...
Winnie-the-Pooh
8.3

Winnie-the-Pooh

Jan. 01, 1969

Winnie-the-Pooh

This is the first episode in the three-part Russian Winnie-the-Pooh series. In this episode, Pooh attempts to take honey from a beehive with the ...
The Dog In Boots
7.5

The Dog In Boots

Oct. 03, 1981

The Dog In Boots

The Dog in Boots by is yet another interpretation of the immortal Dumas novel, “The Three Musketeers.” What makes it special, beyond ...
Dunno on the Moon
7.2

Dunno on the Moon

May. 01, 1997

Dunno on the Moon

Dunno on the Moon is a fun sci-fi fairy tale about half-adults, half-children who do whatever it is they love. The film is based on the novel by ...
A Flying Ship
8.0

A Flying Ship

Jan. 01, 1979

A Flying Ship

A story about the young princess Zabava and a poor chimney sweep named Ivan. The two are in love, but their different social status stands in ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
An Easy Life
7.3

An Easy Life

Aug. 24, 1964

An Easy Life

After graduating from the Institute of Chemical Industry, Bochkin decides to stay in Moscow and get a job as a dry cleaning manager. Doing a lot ...
Traffic Officer
7.1

Traffic Officer

Oct. 10, 1982

Traffic Officer

Traffic Officer (Инспектор ГАИ) is a fun Soviet comedy about on a perpetual feud between a traffic policeman and a powerful businessman.  One ...
Little Alexander
7.1

Little Alexander

Jun. 06, 1981

Little Alexander

Little Alexander is a story about the end of WWII. It’s May, 1945 and Soviet soldiers in Germany are making efforts to create conditions ...
Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair
7.3
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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 Commissar
7.4

The Commissar

Jun. 06, 1967

The Commissar

Klavdia Vavilova (Nonna Mordyukova) serves as a political officer – a Commissar – in the Red Army during the Russian Civil War. Her ...
The Anna Cross
7.2

The Anna Cross

Jan. 01, 1954

The Anna Cross

The Anna Cross (or Anna on the Neck) is a film adaptation of the short story of the same name by Anton Chekhov. In the story, the beautiful ...
Three Plus Two
7.4

Three Plus Two

Jul. 03, 1963

Three Plus Two

In Three Plus Two, three male best friends go on an annual seaside camping trip only to have to compete over their favorite spot with two ...
Pirates of the 20th Century
6.7

Pirates of the 20th Century

Pirates of the 20th Century is an exciting Soviet action movie, full of adventures, stunts, and battles on the high seas. A Soviet cargo ship is ...
Ivan Brovkin on the State Farm
7.0

Ivan Brovkin on the State Farm

Life on the virgin farmlands of the Soviet Union is difficult. But Ivan Brovkin can do anything! After serving in the Red Army, Ivan returns ...
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 ...
The Most Charming and Attractive
7.5

The Most Charming and Attractive

Nadya Klyueva is a single woman. Persuaded by her friend, she decides to charm her co-worker whom she doesn’t really love, but who is the ...
SportLotto – 82
6.9

SportLotto – 82

Jun. 06, 1982

SportLotto – 82

Adventurous comedy about a bunch of people hunting the winning lottery ticket.
Leviathan
7.6
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Leviathan

Sep. 24, 2014

Leviathan

Leviathan is one of the most critically acclaimed films to come out of Russia in recent years. This Zvyagintsev masterpiece spins a formidable ...
Little Vera
7.0

Little Vera

Oct. 01, 1988

Little Vera

Little Vera – a film you could call the Soviet Union’s Saturday Night Fever. No, not because of amazing dance scenes. Rather, ...
The Purple Ball
6.0

The Purple Ball

Jan. 01, 1987

The Purple Ball

The Purple Ball is a fun fantasy movie that is the second sci-fi adventures featuring Alisa Seleznyova, after the TV series, Guest from the ...
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 ...
The House I Live In
7.7

The House I Live In

Jun. 06, 1957

The House I Live In

The House I Live In is a charming black and white drama by Soviet director, Lev Kulidzhanov. The film describes the pre-war and post-war lives ...
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 ...
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 ...
Officers
7.8

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 ...
Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia
7.7

Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia

In Italy, a dying woman tells her granddaughter that she hid her treasure many years ago in Russia, in the city of Leningrad. Other people (who ...
It Can’t Be!
7.8
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It Can’t Be!

Oct. 23, 1975

It Can’t Be!

The movie includes three diffirent skits, including different actors. The first skit is about a store owner who steals goods from himself. He is ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Falling Leaves
7.9

Falling Leaves

Jan. 16, 1966

Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves (Giorgobistve) is a gorgeous 1966 Georgian film directed by Otar Iosseliani. It was first released in Moscow theaters on June 24, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Cheburashka

Cheburashka

Jan. 01, 1969

Cheburashka

Cheburashka is an iconic Soviet cartoon that remains wildly popular in Russia to this day. The series begins with the surprise arrival of ...
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. ...
The Girls
8.0
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The Girls

Jan. 01, 1961

The Girls

The Girls is one of the most popular Soviet movies from the 1960s. This heartwarming movie is sometimes likened to Cinderella in the rural ...
D’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers
7.8

D’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers

D’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers (д’Артаньян и три мушкетёра / d’Artanyan i tri mushketera) is a three-part Soviet musical ...
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 ...
Afonya
8.0
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Love and Pigeons
8.1
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Love and Pigeons

Jan. 07, 1984

Love and Pigeons

Shown a life in the remote siberian village. Vasia, who never leave his family, village, comes to pass summer holiday on the Black Sea. New ...
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 ...
Mimino
8.3
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Mimino

Jun. 06, 1977

Mimino

Mimino (Мимино in Russian and მიმინო in Georgian) is a 1977 Soviet tragicomedy directed by Georgiy Daneliya. The film tells the story of a ...
The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath!
8.3

The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath!

The Irony of Fate – Russia and the former Soviet Union’s favorite New Year’s movie! The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath! (Ирония судьбы, ...
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 ...
Office Romance
8.4
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Office Romance

Oct. 26, 1977

Office Romance

Office Romance (Служебный роман / Sluzhebnyj roman) is a 1977 Soviet rom-com directed by Eldar Ryazanov. It is based on the play, Co-workers ...
Kidnapping, Caucasian Style
8.4
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Kidnapping, Caucasian Style

Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (Кавказская пленница / Kavkazskaya plennitsa) is a 1967 Soviet comedy by prolific director, Leonid Gaidai. The title ...
Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession
8.4
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Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession

Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession (Иван Васильевич меняет профессию / Ivan Vasilyevich menyayet professiyu) is a 1973 Soviet sci-fi film ...
Only Old Men Are Going to Battle
8.5

Only Old Men Are Going to Battle

Only Old Men Are Going to Battle (В бой идут одни «старики» / V boy idut odni “stariki”) is a Ukrainian war movie directed by Leonid ...
The Diamond Arm
8.5
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The Diamond Arm

Mar. 19, 1970

The Diamond Arm

The Diamond Arm background The Diamond Arm (Бриллиантовая рука / Brilliantovaya ruka) is one of the most beloved Soviet comedies. It’s the ...
Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors
7.3

Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors

Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors (Королевство Кривых Зеркал / Korolevstvo krivykh zerkal) is a 1963 film directed by Aleksandr Rou. Like the rest of ...