Tag Archives: 1980s

Tough Kids
7.5

Tough Kids

Nov. 05, 1983

Tough Kids

A former athlete runs a camp dedicated to reforming juvenile criminals, a tough job with no quick payoffs.
The Invincible
7.0

The Invincible

Jan. 01, 1983

The Invincible

Film about a Russian Master of Martial Arts, Andrei Khromov (Rostotsky). Based on a true story. A young man travels all over the Eastern ...
Traffic Officer
7.1

Traffic Officer

Jun. 06, 1982

Traffic Officer

A comic drama about a permanently going duel between Traffic Officer and powerful businessman.
Trees Grow on the Stones Too
7.1

Trees Grow on the Stones Too

Vikings attack Kuksja’s village, and end up bringing him along on their ship because they believe he is good luck. After proving himself in ...
Little Alexander
7.1

Little Alexander

Jun. 06, 1981

Little Alexander

May of 1945. Soviet soldiers conducting an operation to rescue the children in a small town in the territory of Germany.
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 ...
Pirates of the 20th Century
6.7

Pirates of the 20th Century

A Soviet cargo ship carrying medical opium gets attacked by pirates of an unknown nationality. The crew is left to die on a sinking ship but they ...
To The Stars By Hard Ways
5.8

To The Stars By Hard Ways

A Star-ship discovers a dead alien space craft. All the humanoid crew are dead except for one woman. When revived she remembers nothing of the ...
Forgotten Tune for the Flute
7.4

Forgotten Tune for the Flute

A flutist in the forgotten past, at present the husband of a “big man’s” daughter and head of one of the Chief Directorate’s sections felt unwell ...
Where is the Nophelet?
6.4
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Where is the Nophelet?

Pasha is a very shy and quiet person. He is almost 40 but is not married yet and cannot even find courage to ask a woman for a date. His best ...
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.
White Dew
7.6
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White Dew

Jun. 06, 1983

White Dew

A funny story about Fyodor – the oldest person in the village – and his three sons.
Nicolo Paganini
6.8

Nicolo Paganini

Jan. 02, 1982

Nicolo Paganini

Biopic about Niccolo Paganini. He receives training from his father in early childhood. The best teachers of Parma are unable to give him more, ...
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 ...
The Blonde Around the Corner
6.5

The Blonde Around the Corner

An unemployed astrophysicist finds a job of a docker at a grocery store, where he falls in love with a street-wise saleswoman in the produce ...
Love by Request
7.3
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Love by Request

Nov. 01, 1982

Love by Request

Two people: Igor, an ex-athlete living aimlessly and chasing rubles to get drunk and Vera, a dowdy librarian, try to find their luck by planning ...
Mister Blot’s Academy
6.8

Mister Blot’s Academy

Thanks to the powers of magic, Adaś Niezgódka is transported to the fairy tale land of Mr. Blot – the protagonist of Jan Brzechwa’s classic book. ...
Little Vera
7.0

Little Vera

Oct. 01, 1988

Little Vera

A story about a young woman, Vera, who is somebody, living the life of a troubled teenager in the time right before the end of the Soviet Union. ...
Once Upon a Time Twenty Years Later
7.3

Once Upon a Time Twenty Years Later

During the twenty years school reunion classmates suddenly learn that one of them – Nadezhda Kruglova – is a proud mother of ten children.
The Purple Ball
6.0

The Purple Ball

Jan. 01, 1987

The Purple Ball

Alisa Seleznyova and her father professor Seleznyov are traveling in space. They meet their old friend archaeologist Gromozeka, who’s just ...
City Zero
7.6
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City Zero

Jan. 01, 1989

City Zero

An engineer in charge of the production line of a factory in Moscow is sent to a small town to try to specify the distributor the new dimensions ...
Oblomov
7.7

Oblomov

Sep. 08, 1980

Oblomov

St. Petersburg, mid 19th century: the indolent, middle-aged Oblomov lives in a flat with his older servant, Zakhar. He sleeps much of the day, ...
Tyll the Giant
7.7

Tyll the Giant

Jan. 01, 1980

Tyll the Giant

“Tyll the Giant” was based on an Estonian folk tale about of the gigantic hero, Tõll, who lived on the island of Saaremaa (Oesel) in ...
Alice Through the Looking Glass
7.8

Alice Through the Looking Glass

The second adventure of Alice who steps through the looking glass and finds herself in a wonderful mirror land populated by chess figures and ...
Alice in Wonderland
7.8

Alice in Wonderland

Jan. 31, 1981

Alice in Wonderland

This Soviet take on Lewis Carroll’s novel is pale, insane, dark, surreal, uncouth, crude, but, most of all, artistically wonderful.
My Friend Ivan Lapshin
7.8

My Friend Ivan Lapshin

Russian provincial town in the middle of the 1930s Stalin’s Great Purge. Ivan Lapshin, the head of the local police, does what he has to ...
Tomorrow Was the War
7.8

Tomorrow Was the War

Oct. 18, 1987

Tomorrow Was the War

A drama a life in a small Russian provincial town in 1940 – one year before Germany invaded the Soviet Union. Two school girls for the ...
Scarecrow
7.9

Scarecrow

Sep. 14, 1984

Scarecrow

A twelve years old girl Lena who has come to live with her grandfather in a small Russian town is being bullied by her classmates. She took the ...
A Man from Boulevard des Capucines
7.9
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A Man from Boulevard des Capucines

Really funny, sweet, and moving take on the American western done by a soviet female director. Mr. First comes to a small town in the wild west ...
Ten Little Indians
7.9
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Ten Little Indians

Jan. 01, 1987

Ten Little Indians

A disturbing psychological thriller based on the classic novel by Agatha Christie. Ten strangers are forced to come face to face with their dark ...
Station for Two
7.9
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Station for Two

Jun. 06, 1982

Station for Two

Platon Ryabinin, a pianist, is traveling by train to a distant town of Griboedov to visit his father. He gets off to have lunch during a twenty ...
Assa
7.9
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Assa

Nov. 01, 1987

Assa

ASSA is set in Crimea during the winter in the mid eighties. A young musician (Bananan) falls for mobster’s (Krymov) young mistress ...
Travels of an Ant
8.0

Travels of an Ant

Jan. 01, 1983

Travels of an Ant

A 1983 short film directed by Eduard Nazarov about an ant who gets blown away with the wind from its home and the adventures it goes through in ...
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 ...
Is It Easy to Be Young?

Is It Easy to Be Young?

A documentary of numerous stories of young people, living in Soviet Latvia. These are mainly stories of different youngsters, viewed differed by ...
The Courier
8.0
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The Courier

Jun. 06, 1986

The Courier

Ivan Mirosnikov, a cheeky young man in the Gorbachev era, is trying to figure out what to do with his life (he’s not in college, and the ...
Love and Lies
8.0

Love and Lies

Jun. 06, 1980

Love and Lies

Two high school kids meet in class and fall madly in love with each other. Unfortunately, His father and her mother had a history of their own ...
To Kill a Dragon
8.1

To Kill a Dragon

Jan. 01, 1988

To Kill a Dragon

Dragon is a bloody dictator, who kills every opponent. People live hopelessly, until Lancelot comes to save the beautiful Elsa. Lancelot can only ...
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
8.1
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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions. Different careers. And big late love.
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 ...
A Cruel Romance
8.1
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A Cruel Romance

Jun. 06, 1984

A Cruel Romance

Cinematographic adaptation of classical Russian play “Dowry-less” by A. Ostrovsky. Noble but poor widow seeks to arrange marriage for ...
The Sacrifice
8.1
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The Sacrifice

May. 14, 1986

The Sacrifice

Alexander, a journalist, philosopher and retired actor, celebrates a birthday with friends and family when it is announced that nuclear war has begun.
Nostalgia
8.1
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Nostalgia

May. 01, 1983

Nostalgia

The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an ...
Little Tragedies
8.2

Little Tragedies

Jun. 30, 1980

Little Tragedies

A masterpiece of Soviet cinematography based on the three-part adaptation of the poetic and dramatic cycle of Alexander Pushkin.
Formula of Love
8.2
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Formula of Love

Jan. 01, 1984

Formula of Love

A young aristocrat, Aleksei Fedyashev, is languishing in his family’s country estate, spending his days reading poetry and confessing his ...
The Pokrovsky Gates
8.2

The Pokrovsky Gates

Feb. 02, 1982

The Pokrovsky Gates

Stories from the lives of the tenants of the Moscow’s communal apartment: Kostik, who is a college student, lives with his aunt while ...
Kin-dza-dza!
8.2

Kin-dza-dza!

Dec. 01, 1986

Kin-dza-dza!

The story takes place on the desert planet “Pluke” in the “Kin-dza-dza” galaxy, where two Soviet humans previously ...
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 ...
The Garage
8.2

The Garage

Mar. 10, 1980

The Garage

An automotive highway is scheduled to be built through the territory of a garage cooperative. A special meeting of the cooperative takes place to ...
Vacations in Prostokvashino
8.3

Vacations in Prostokvashino

Vacations in Prostokvashino (Каникулы в Простоквашино / Kanikuly v Prostokvashino) is a Soviet cartoon from 1980. In British English, it is ...
Wow! A Talking Fish!
8.3

Wow! A Talking Fish!

Jan. 31, 1983

Wow! A Talking Fish!

Created in 1983, this animated movie follows the plot of Armenian writer Ovanes Tumanyan’s fairy tale “Talking fish.” ...
Winter in Prostokvashino
8.4

Winter in Prostokvashino

Winter in Prostokvashino (Зима в Простоквашино / Zima v Prostokvashino) is the third and final part of the Prostokvashino series. You can watch ...
Treasure Island Animation
8.4

Treasure Island Animation

Treasure Island (Остров сокровищ / Ostrov sokrovishch) is a really interesting Soviet animated film. The film originally came out in two parts: ...
Repentance
8.4

Repentance

May. 01, 1987

Repentance

Repentance is a Georgian film made by the masterful director, Tengiz Abuladze. Its name is მონანიება (Monanieba) in Georgian and Покаяние ...
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 ...
Blue Mountains, or Unbelievable Story
8.9
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Blue Mountains, or Unbelievable Story

Blue Mountains, or Unbelievable Story (ცისფერი მთები ანუ დაუჯერებელი ამბავი / Tsisperi mtebi anu daujerebeli ambavi) is a Georgian comedy ...
Heart of a Dog
8.8
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Heart of a Dog

Jan. 01, 1988

Heart of a Dog

Heart of a Dog (Собачье сердце / Sobachye syerdtsye) is a Soviet film directed by Vladimir Bortko in 1988. The film immediately achieved ...
Once Upon a Dog
8.6

Once Upon a Dog

Nov. 10, 1982

Once Upon a Dog

Movie Background Once Upon a Dog is a Soviet cartoon directed by Edward Nazarov in 1982. The story takes place in a traditional Ukrainian ...