Tag Archives: 1960s

Planet of Storms
6.5

Planet of Storms

Apr. 13, 1962

Planet of Storms

Four Soviet cosmonauts land on the planet Venus and find it teeming with life, some of it dangerous.
Lady with the Dog
7.4
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Lady with the Dog

Jan. 28, 1960

Lady with the Dog

On holiday in Yalta, Muscovite banker Dimitri Gurov contrives to meet a young woman who walks her dog. She’s Anna Sergeyovna, trapped in a ...
The Elusive Revengers
7.4

The Elusive Revengers

Jun. 06, 1966

The Elusive Revengers

Dan’ka’s and Ksanka’s childhood in the village has been brutally ended when their father was killed by the White Guard officer ...
An Easy Life
7.3

An Easy Life

Aug. 24, 1964

An Easy Life

A chemist by training, Alexandr Bochkin manages a Moscow dry-cleaning operation, but lives a very comfortable life, taking orders on the side for ...
Dima Gorin’s Career
6.9

Dima Gorin’s Career

Jun. 12, 1961

Dima Gorin’s Career

Dmitry Gorin is awaiting the post of branch manager of a savings bank. But one day he accidentally gives an extra amount to a person who works in ...
Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair
7.3
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Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair

Once upon a time there lived a Tsar named Yeremey who went on a year-long journey to take inventory of all he owned. One day he is kidnapped by ...
The Commissar
7.4

The Commissar

Jun. 06, 1967

The Commissar

Klavdia Vavilova, a Red Army cavalry commissar, is waylaid by an unexpected pregnancy. She stays with a Jewish family to give birth and is ...
Three Plus Two
7.4

Three Plus Two

Jul. 03, 1963

Three Plus Two

Three best friend are going to spend a vacation on a sea shore. But when they arrive to their usual place they suddenly find that the spot is ...
Father Frost
6.5
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Father Frost

May. 05, 1964

Father Frost

A fairy tale about a conceited young man and a young woman with a tyrannical step-mother, who must overcome magical trials in order to be together.
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 ...
The Cossacks
6.7

The Cossacks

Jun. 28, 1961

The Cossacks

Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by the great writer Leo Tolstoy, this engrossing drama is set at the turn of the 20th century and involves ...
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 ...
Bootleggers
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Bootleggers

Jan. 08, 1962

Bootleggers

This is the second silent (save for a song) slapstick comedy short about adventures of Worldly, Coward, and Fool. In a small hunting lodge three ...
A Trip without a Load
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A Trip without a Load

Feb. 11, 1963

A Trip without a Load

A young journalist Sirotkin comes to the siberian timber industry farm to write an essay about the driver-editorial Khromov. Acquainted with the ...
The Snow Maiden
7.1
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The Snow Maiden

Oct. 12, 1968

The Snow Maiden

A fairytale based on the play by Aleksandr Ostrovskiy.
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 Chief of Chukotka
7.4
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The Chief of Chukotka

Apr. 21, 1966

The Chief of Chukotka

Young patriotic young man ends up in the on Chukotka right after the civil war, where he intends to spread ideas of justice and equality among ...
Be Careful, Grandma!
6.8

Be Careful, Grandma!

Mar. 07, 1961

Be Careful, Grandma!

Young Lena becomes a chief manager of a workers’ club. The problem is this club is not constructed yet and finishing it takes too much ...
Snow Queen
7.0
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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 ...
Amphibian Man
7.1
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Amphibian Man

Jan. 03, 1962

Amphibian Man

People living at the seashore town are frightened by reports about the unknown creature called “the sea devil.” Nobody knows what it ...
Striped Trip
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Striped Trip

Jun. 06, 1961

Striped Trip

A Soviet cruise ship “Evgeni Onegin” is carrying cages with tigers and lions for a Soviet Circus. One loose monkey unlocks all cages, ...
Wedding in Malinovka
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Wedding in Malinovka

Jun. 06, 1967

Wedding in Malinovka

The movie takes place during Russia’s civil war between the Reds (Bolsheviks) and the Whites (Mensheviks). Andrejka and Yarinka are a young ...
Aladdin and His Magic Lamp
6.9

Aladdin and His Magic Lamp

A young boy finds a magic lantern that contains a genie, and when he frees the genie he’s granted three wishes. He uses the wishes to help ...
The Marriage of Balzaminov
7.6

The Marriage of Balzaminov

A funny comedy based on classic plays by A.N. Ostrovsky.
Hussar Ballad
7.6

Hussar Ballad

Sep. 07, 1962

Hussar Ballad

A young girl decides to join a Husar squadron and fight against Napoleon. Dressed as a man she has a hard time adjusting to the rude Husar life styles.
July Rain
7.7

July Rain

Aug. 07, 1967

July Rain

A woman is forced to examine the emptiness of her life in this stark drama from the Soviet Union. Lena (Yevgenya Uralova) is a woman in her late ...
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 ...
Tenderness
7.3
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Tenderness

Jul. 31, 1967

Tenderness

Three interrelated stories of thwarted young love in summertime Tashkent.
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

The story of self-taught Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani.
When the Trees Were Tall
7.8

When the Trees Were Tall

The story of a man who routinely dodges all responsibility, bemoans fate, spends his days boozing, and refuses to work. The act of playing ...
Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka
7.8

Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka

Funny story about how on Christmas Eve in the Ukrainian village of beguiled the devil and how mighty Vakula managed to overcome evil spirits, and ...
The Mitten
7.8

The Mitten

Jun. 06, 1967

The Mitten

Short soviet animated movie about a girl who wants a dog, while her mother does not approve. The girl then starts playing with her mitten, ...
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.
The Republic of ShKID
7.9

The Republic of ShKID

Jan. 01, 1966

The Republic of ShKID

The film is based on the eponymous book, written by two former street gangsters – Grigori Belykh and Leonid Panteleyev. Film is set in 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 ...
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 ...
Falling Leaves
7.9

Falling Leaves

Jan. 16, 1966

Falling Leaves

A young idealist takes a job at a local state run winery only to discover and become disillusioned by the corruption of the Soviet State.
Walking the Streets of Moscow
7.9

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 ...
Three Poplars on Plyuschikha Street
7.9

Three Poplars on Plyuschikha Street

A married woman fresh from the countryside meets a charming cab driver on her first day in Moscow. They spend the day together and their fondness ...
Dog Barbos and Unusual Cross
7.9
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Dog Barbos and Unusual Cross

This is the very first silent slapstick comedy short about adventures of Worldly, Coward, and Fool. What’s more fun: fishing with worms, or ...
Letter Never Sent
7.9

Letter Never Sent

Jun. 27, 1960

Letter Never Sent

Four geologists are searching for diamonds in the wilderness of Siberia. After a long and tiresome journey they manage to find their luck and put ...
I Am Twenty
7.9

I Am Twenty

Jan. 01, 1965

I Am Twenty

The picture is about youth of 1960, its ideals, search of meaning of life, about understanding between the generations, and firmness of moral ...
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 ...
The Bremen Town Musicians
8.0

The Bremen Town Musicians

A musical film about the adventures of the wandering musicians from Bremen such as Troubadour, Donkey, Dog, Cat and Rooster. In one of the towns ...
The Plea
8.0

The Plea

Dec. 24, 1967

The Plea

Brave sons of Khevsureti and Kisteti fight against each to protect their homelands. But, they confront faulty domestic traditions to respect ...
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 ...
Cheburashka

Cheburashka

Jan. 01, 1969

Cheburashka

Cheburashka is an iconic Russian classic cartoon character who later became a popular character in Russian jokes (along with his friend, Gena the ...
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 Girls
8.0
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The Girls

Jan. 01, 1961

The Girls

One of the most popular Soviet films of the 60th, “Devchata” is a perfect example of how to make a wonderful movie in the most ...
Chasing Two Hares
8.1

Chasing Two Hares

Dec. 21, 1961

Chasing Two Hares

Based on the vaudeville by M. Staritsky Svirid Petrovich Golokhvasty had his own barbershop in town and a reputation of a dandy. Once, after ...
Junior and Karlson
8.1

Junior and Karlson

Jan. 01, 1968

Junior and Karlson

A Soviet cult cartoon, so untypical for a Western viewer, especially, a little one. A boy named Malysh (“A Little One”) suffers from ...
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
8.1

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

In a Carpathian village, Ivan falls in love with Marichka, the daughter of his father’s killer. When tragedy befalls her, his grief lasts ...
Ivan’s Childhood
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Ivan’s Childhood

May. 05, 1962

Ivan’s Childhood

Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
We’ll Live Till Monday
8.1

We’ll Live Till Monday

Ilya Semenovich Melnikov is a history teacher in an ordinary Soviet high school. He is a very good teacher and his students and colleagues treat ...
Beware of the Car!
8.2

Beware of the Car!

Feb. 02, 1966

Beware of the Car!

An insurance agent who moonlights as a carthief steals cars various crooks and never from the common people. He sells the stolen cars and gives ...
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 ...
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 ...
Hamlet
8.4
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Hamlet

Jun. 24, 1964

Hamlet

Hamlet (Гамлет / Gamlet) is a 1964 Soviet adaptation of Shakespeare’s play, based on a translation by Boris Pasternak. It was directed by ...
Well, Just You Wait!
7.4

Well, Just You Wait!

Jan. 01, 1969

Well, Just You Wait!

Nu, pogodi! is a Soviet/Russian animated series produced by Soyuzmultfilm. The series was created in 1969 and became a popular cartoon of the ...
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 ...
Operation Y and Shurik’s Other Adventures
8.6
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Operation Y and Shurik’s Other Adventures

Operation Y and Shurik’s Other Adventures (Операция „Ы“ и другие приключения Шурика / Operatsiya „Y“ i drugie priklyucheniya Shurika) is a ...
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 ...