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1. Viy (2014)

127 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

5.3
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An 18th century English cartographer, Jonathan Green, sets out on a journey to map the uncharted lands of Transylvania, only to discover the dark secrets and dangerous creatures hidden in a cursed, fantastical Ukrainian forest.

Director: Oleg Stepchenko | Stars: Jason Flemyng, Andrey Smolyakov, Aleksey Chadov, Agnia Ditkovskite

Votes: 3,183

2. Black Sunday (1960)

Unrated | 87 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

7.3
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A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant. Only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor stand in her way.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi, Ivo Garrani

Votes: 9,554

3. Taras Bulba (1962)

Approved | 122 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.4
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A "Romeo and Juliet" story that takes place in the late 16c. Ukraine. Taras has settled into comfortable farm life after years of adventures and swashbuckling with his cossack companions. ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Tony Curtis, Yul Brynner, Christine Kaufmann, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 2,672 | Gross: $4.00M

4. The Overcoat (2017)

26 min | Animation, Short | Filming

An animated adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's classic short story about an office worker (Cillian Murphy) who saves all his money to buy a new coat in time for Christmas, only to have fate take a ghostly hand.

Directors: Meelis Arulepp, Sean Mullen | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Alfred Molina, Michael McElhatton, Fiona O'Shaughnessy

5. The Inspector General (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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An illiterate stooge in a traveling medicine show wanders into a strange town and is picked up on a vagrancy charge. The town's corrupt officials mistake him for the inspector general whom ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Barbara Bates, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 2,376

6. Taras Bulba (2009)

129 min | Action, Drama, History

5.8
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Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine's Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.

Director: Vladimir Bortko | Stars: Bogdan Stupka, Igor Petrenko, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Magdalena Mielcarz

Votes: 2,048

7. Viy (1967)

77 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.

Directors: Konstantin Ershov, Georgiy Kropachyov | Stars: Leonid Kuravlyov, Natalya Varley, Aleksey Glazyrin, Nikolay Kutuzov

Votes: 3,391

8. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

6.8
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Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 52

9. ITV Playhouse (1967– )

Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 29

10. A Holy Place (1990)

90 min | Drama, Horror

7.6
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Sveto mesto (A Holy Place, 1990) is based on a literary classic, Nikolai Gogol's 1835 short story, 'Viy'. However, Kadijevic uses it only as a starting point for his own explorations into ... See full summary »

Director: Djordje Kadijevic | Stars: Dragan Jovanovic, Branka Pujic, Aleksandar Bercek, Mira Banjac

Votes: 547

11. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.5
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A daily anthology show, featuring orginal material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Peggy McCay

Votes: 50

12. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

7.8
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 45

13. La maschera del demonio (1989)

94 min | Horror

4.8
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Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Giovanni Guidelli, Debora Caprioglio, Stanko Molnar, Mary Sellers

Votes: 165

14. The Power of Fear (2006)

Not Rated | 79 min | Horror

4.1
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Ivan, a cynical journalist, is assigned to investigate mysterious events in a small town. During his first night, he is seduced by a strange and mysterious girl. As they embrace, she ... See full summary »

Director: Oleg Fesenko | Stars: Valeriy Nikolaev, Evgeniya Kryukova, Lembit Ulfsak, Arnis Licitis

Votes: 428

15. Novela (1963–1978)

50 min | Drama

4.8
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Stars: Pablo Sanz, José María Escuer, Luisa Sala, Paco Morán

Votes: 13

16. The Overcoat (1952)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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Based on Nikolai Gogol's story with the location changed from Russia to Italy and the time changed to the present (1952), the story is about a poor city-hall clerk (Renato Rascel) whose ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Renato Rascel, Yvonne Sanson, Giulio Stival, Ettore Mattia

Votes: 386

17. Vechera na khutore bliz Dikanki (1961)

69 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.8
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Director: Aleksandr Rou | Stars: Aleksandr Khvylya, L. Myznikova, Yuri Tavrov, Lyudmila Khityaeva

Votes: 616

18. The Bespoke Overcoat (1955)

36 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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Fender is a lowly clerk in the warehouse of clothing manufacturers Ranting and Co. His one ambition is to have an overcoat of his own. Refused one by the cold hearted Ranting he asks a ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: David Kossoff, Alfie Bass, Alan Tilvern, Alf Dean

Votes: 195

19. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)

23 min | Drama

8.7
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Fairbanks narrated, produced and frequently starred in this well-made anthology series which presented everything from drama to mystery to farce. Filmed in England, usually with lesser known actors.

Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Christopher Lee, Ron Randell, Barbara Mullen

Votes: 36

20. Vecher nakanune Ivana Kupala (1969)

71 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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Director: Yuri Ilyenko | Stars: Boris Khmelnitskiy, Larisa Kadochnikova, Yefim Fridman, Dmitri Franko

Votes: 194

21. The Russian Game (2007)

95 min | Comedy

6.9
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Director: Pavel Chukhray | Stars: Sergey Makovetskiy, Sergey Garmash, Andrey Merzlikin, Giuliano Di Capua

Votes: 212

22. Revizor (1996)

100 min | Comedy

6.9
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This is a new screen adaptation of the famous satirical play «The Inspector General» («Revizor») by Nikolai Gogol, and it was Alexander Pushkin who gave the idea of the plot. The events ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Gazarov | Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Marina Neyolova, Anna Mikhalkova, Zinoviy Gerdt

Votes: 129

23. Inspector Calzonzin (1974)

90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.9
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Director: Alfonso Arau | Stars: Virma González, Héctor Ortega, Carmen Salinas, Carolina Barret

Votes: 107

24. The Inspector-General (1952)

132 min | Comedy

7.6
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Khlestakov is a young flamboyant crook, who is broke. He finds himself in a small Russian town, where local authorities are waiting for an undercover inspector from the capital St. ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Petrov | Stars: Igor Gorbachyov, Yuriy Tolubeev, Anastasiya Georgiyevskaya, Tamara Nosova

Votes: 155

25. The Lost Letter (1972)

79 min | Comedy, Fantasy

8.1
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Director: Boris Ivchenko | Stars: Ivan Mykolaichuk, Lidiya Belozyorova, Fyodor Strigun, Zemfira Tsakhilova

Votes: 343

26. De boezemvriend (1982)

100 min | Comedy

5.5
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A quack dentist is mistaken by a corrupt Dutch Colonel for one of Napoleons Inspector Generals during Napoleons occupation in 1811. What follows is a hilarious feast of similar ... See full summary »

Director: Dimitri Frenkel Frank | Stars: André van Duin, Leen Jongewaard, Geert de Jong, Manouk van der Meulen

Votes: 363

27. The Overcoat (1959)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Director: Aleksey Batalov | Stars: Rolan Bykov, Yuriy Tolubeev, Aleksandra Yozhkina, Elena Ponsova

Votes: 138

28. Afsar (1950)

121 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Director: Chetan Anand | Stars: Dev Anand, Suraiya, Ruma Guha Thakurta, Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi

Votes: 13

29. The Rebel Son (1938)

88 min | Action, History

6.6
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During the 16th century the Cossacks and their Ukraine homeland is ruled by Poland. This is the story of the leader of the Cossacks and how his son was sent to study under the Poles to ... See full summary »

Directors: Adrian Brunel, Albert de Courville, Alexis Granowsky | Stars: Harry Baur, Anthony Bushell, Frederick Culley, Joe Cunningham

Votes: 11

30. The Overcoat

60 min | Animation | Post-production

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Director: Yuriy Norshteyn

31. May Nights (1952)

61 min | Comedy

7.5
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Director: Aleksandr Rou | Stars: Nikolai Dosenko, Tatyana Konyukhova, Aleksandr Khvylya, Liliya Yudina

Votes: 74

32. Taras Bulba (1936)

87 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: Alexis Granowsky | Stars: Harry Baur, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Danielle Darrieux, Pierre Larquey

Votes: 22

33. Book of the Senseless (2015)

Short, Horror

3.9
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A man with a gun is seeking for a book in the cellar, filled with horrendous things.

Director: Nikolay Yeriomin | Stars: Mikhail Bondarev, Yaroslav Kozak, Artur Naumenko, Slava Pustovalov

Votes: 9

34. Christmas Eve (1913)

41 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Short

6.7
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Based on Gogol's story: It's Christmas Eve, and everyone in the village has plans. The devil and the witch Solokha are looking for ways of causing mischief. Chub the Cossack just wants some... See full summary »

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz | Stars: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Olga Obolenskaya, Lidiya Tridenskaya, Petr Lopukhin

Votes: 141

35. The Night Before Christmas (1951)

49 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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A cartoon based on the works of Nikolay Gogol. Handsome blacksmith Vakula who fell in love with village beauty, Oksana, is ready to do anything for her liking. Even to fly on the devil's ... See full summary »

Directors: Valentina Brumberg, Zinaida Brumberg | Stars: Vladimir Gribkov, Aleksei Gribov, Liliya Gritsenko, Nikolai Gritsenko

Votes: 74

36. Dead Souls (1909)

Comedy, Short

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Director: Pyotr Chardynin | Stars: Pyotr Chardynin, Georgievsky, Aleksandra Goncharova, Ivan Kamskiy

37. Shinel (1926)

84 min | Drama

6.8
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One of the most acknowledged film interpretations of classic short story "The Overcoat" (1842) by Nikolai Gogol, describing a fate of a "small person".

Directors: Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg | Stars: Antonina Eremeeva, Emil Gal, Sergey Gerasimov, Andrei Kapler

Votes: 177

38. Teatro de siempre (1966–1979)

Drama

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Stars: Alicia Hermida, Nicolás Dueñas, José María Escuer, Andrés Mejuto

39. Dead Souls (1984 TV Mini-Series)

Comedy, Drama, History

7.6
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Stars: Aleksandr Trofimov, Aleksandr Kalyagin, Yuri Bogatyryov, Larisa Udovichenko

Votes: 165

40. Folio (1955–1959)

Drama, Musical

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Stars: Douglas Rain, Jack Creley, Lloyd Bochner, Frank Peddie

41. Taras Bulba, il cosacco (1963)

96 min | Adventure, Drama

8.3
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Cossack chief Taras Bulba, aiming to conquer neighboring Poland and her Tartar allies, sends his sons Ostap and Andrei to study in the Polish city Dubno to learn more about Polish customs ... See full summary »

Director: Ferdinando Baldi | Stars: Vladimir Medar, Jean-François Poron, George Reich, Hugo Santana

Votes: 9

42. Taras Bulba (1924)

Adventure

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Directors: Vladimir Strizhevsky, Joseph N. Ermolieff | Stars: J.N. Douvan-Tarzow, August Junker, Helena Makowska, Oscar Marion

Votes: 6

43. Vechera na khutore bliz Dikanki (2001 TV Movie)

91 min | Musical, Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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On Christmas Eve in rural Ukraine, handsome but poor Vakula the blacksmith pursues the beautiful Oxana with the help of the Devil.

Director: Semyon Gorov | Stars: Oleg Skripka, Ani Lorak, Filipp Kirkorov, Lolita Milyavskaya

Votes: 141

44. Nesmrtelní (2010 TV Mini-Series)

70 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Stars: Pavel Batek, Lívia Bielovic, Richard Blumenfeld, Klára Dubovicová

45. Television World Theatre (1957–1958)

1,285 min | Drama

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Stars: Catherine Lacey, Harold Scott, David Markham, Gertan Klauber

46. The Government Inspector (1976– )

30 min | Drama, Family

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Stars: Robin Nedwell, Freddie Jones, Jack Wild, Aubrey Richards

47. Le théâtre de la jeunesse (1960–1968)

9.2
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Stars: Andrée Champeaux, Armand Meffre, Claude Piéplu, Pascal Duc

Votes: 14

48. Le nez (1963)

11 min | Animation, Short

7.0
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A study in pins of a man who loses his nose which becomes a personality in its own right.

Directors: Alexander Alexeieff, Claire Parker

Votes: 300

49. The Gamblers (1970)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A team of professional card sharks set out to fleece a wealthy aristocrat of his savings and receive an I.O.U. in payment, which turns out to be worthless. An interesting international cast... See full summary »

Director: Ron Winston | Stars: Suzy Kendall, Don Gordon, Pierre Olaf, Kenneth Griffith

Votes: 14

50. Les joueurs (1960 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama

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Director: Marcel Bluwal | Stars: Paul Gay, Alfred Adam, André Gille, Charles Denner