Top 200 Russian/Soviet Films

Most films are directed by Vertov (21), Sokurov (11), Eisenstein (8), Donskoy (7), Mikhalkov (7), Kozintsev (6), Tarkovsky (6), Dovzhenko (5) and Petrov (5).

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1.
Kino-pravda no. 1 (1922 Short Film)
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A series of newsreel films from Dziga Vertov, Elizaveta Svilova, and Mikhail Kaufman which document Russian Life in the early 1920s. (10 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
2.
Kino-pravda no. 2 (1922 Short Film)
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A series of newsreel films from Dziga Vertov, Elizaveta Svilova, and Mikhail Kaufman which document Russian Life in the early 1920s. (10 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
3.
Kino-pravda no. 3 (1922 Short Film)
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A series of newsreel films from Dziga Vertov, Elizaveta Svilova, and Mikhail Kaufman which document Russian Life in the early 1920s. (7 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
4.
Kino-pravda no. 4 (1922 Short Film)
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A series of newsreel films from Dziga Vertov, Elizaveta Svilova, and Mikhail Kaufman which document Russian Life in the early 1920s. (7 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
5.
Kino-pravda no. 5 (1922 Short Film)
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A series of newsreel films from Dziga Vertov, Elizaveta Svilova, and Mikhail Kaufman which document Russian Life in the early 1920s. (7 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
6.
Kino-pravda no. 6 (1922 Short Film)
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A series of newsreel films from Dziga Vertov, Elizaveta Svilova, and Mikhail Kaufman which document Russian Life in the early 1920s. (13 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
7.
Kino-pravda no. 7 (1922 Short Film)
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A series of newsreel films from Dziga Vertov, Elizaveta Svilova, and Mikhail Kaufman which document Russian Life in the early 1920s. (11 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
8.
Kino-pravda no. 8 (1922 Short Film)
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(13 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
9.
Kino-pravda no. 9 (1922 Short Film)
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(12 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
10.
Kino-pravda no. 10 (1922 Short Film)
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(12 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
11.
Kino-Pravda No. 13: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. A Film Poem Dedicated to the October Revolution (1922 Short Film)
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A series of newsreel films from Dziga Vertov, Elizaveta Svilova, and Mikhail Kaufman which document Russian Life in the early 1920s. (20 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
12.
Kino-pravda no. 15 (1923 Short Film)
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A series of newsreel films from Dziga Vertov, Elizaveta Svilova, and Mikhail Kaufman which document Russian Life in the early 1920s. (16 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
13.
Kino-Pravda No. 17: For the First Soviet Agricoltural, Handicraft, and Industrial Exhibition (1923 Short Film)
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A series of newsreel films from Dziga Vertov, Elizaveta Svilova, and Mikhail Kaufman which document Russian Life in the early 1920s. (14 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
14.
Kino-Pravda No. 18: A Movie Camera Race Over 299 Meters and 14 Minutes and 50 Seconds in the Direction of Soviet Reality (1924 Short Film)
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A series of newsreel films from Dziga Vertov, Elizaveta Svilova, and Mikhail Kaufman which document Russian Life in the early 1920s. (13 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
15.
Kino-pravda no. 19 - Chernoe more - Ledovityi okean - Moskva (1924 Short Film)
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A series of newsreel films from Dziga Vertov, Elizaveta Svilova, and Mikhail Kaufman which document Russian Life in the early 1920s. (16 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
16.
Kino-pravda no. 20 - Pionerskaia pravda (1924 Short Film)
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A series of newsreel films from Dziga Vertov, Elizaveta Svilova, and Mikhail Kaufman which document Russian Life in the early 1920s. (14 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
17.
Strike (1925)
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A group of oppressed factory workers go on strike in pre-revolutionary Russia. (82 mins.)
 
18.
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
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In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel's officers. The resulting street demonstration in Odessa brings on a police massacre. (75 mins.)
Director: S.M. Eisenstein
 
19.
Kino-pravda no. 21 - Leninskaia Kino-pravda. Kinopoema o Lenine (1925 Documentary)
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A series of newsreel films from Dziga Vertov, Elizaveta Svilova, and Mikhail Kaufman which document Russian Life in the early 1920s. (29 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
20.
Kino-pravda no. 22 - Krestianskaia Kino-pravda (1925 Short Film)
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A series of newsreel films from Dziga Vertov, Elizaveta Svilova, and Mikhail Kaufman which document Russian Life in the early 1920s. (17 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
21.
Kino-pravda no. 23 - Radio pravda (1925 Short Film)
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A series of newsreel films from Dziga Vertov, Elizaveta Svilova, and Mikhail Kaufman which document Russian Life in the early 1920s. (17 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
22.
Mother (1926)
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The Film Version Of Gorki's Great Story Of The 1905 Revolution (89 mins.)
 
23.
The End of St. Petersburg (1927)
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A peasant comes to St. Petersburg to find work. He unwittingly helps in the arrest of an old village friend who is now a labor leader... (85 mins.)
 
24.
Storm Over Asia (1928)
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In 1918 a simple Mongolian herdsman escapes to the hills after brawling with a western capitalist fur trader who cheats him... (127 mins.)
 
25.
October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1928)
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In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of... (142 mins.)
 
26.
Dom na Trubnoy (1928)
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A girl Parasha Pitunova comes to Moscow from a deep province, eventually she arrives at a house. This is a story about the house and its inhabitants. (64 mins.)
Director: Boris Barnet
 
27.
Zvenigora (1928)
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(109 mins.)
 
28.
Man with a Movie Camera (1929 Documentary)
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention. (68 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
29.
Old and New (1929)
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100.000.000 peasants - illiterate, poor, hungry. There comes a day when one woman decides that she can live old life no longer. Using ways of new Soviet state and industrial progress she changes life and labor of her village. (121 mins.)
 
30.
Arsenal (1929)
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Set in the bleak aftermath and devastation of the World War I, a recently demobbed soldier, Timosh, returns to his hometown Kiev... (90 mins.)
 
31.
The New Babylon (1929)
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In the beginning of the industrial revolution, the Paris Commune was established in 1871 against the rich and the powerful... (120 mins.)
 
32.
Earth (1930)
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In the peaceful countryside, Vassily opposes the rich kulaks over the coming of collective farming. (75 mins.)
 
34.
Enthusiasm (1931 Documentary)
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How the miners of the Don coal basin (one of the industrial regions of Ukraine) were striving to fulfill in four years their part of the Five Year Plan. (67 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
35.
Road to Life (1931)
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Young hobos are brought to a new camp to become good Soviet citizens. This camp works without any guards... (119 mins.)
Director: Nikolai Ekk
 
36.
The Patriots (1933)
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Outskirts is an internationally renowned masterpiece of early sound cinema. In a remote Russian village during World War I... (98 mins.)
Director: Boris Barnet
 
37.
Chapayev (1934)
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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 Red Army... (93 mins.)
 
38.
Moscow Laughs (1934)
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Merry Fellows was the first Soviet musical comedy. Set in Odessa and Moscow in the 1930's. Shepherd... (96 mins.)
 
39.
Happiness (1935)
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A hapless loser (with the surname of Loser) undergoes misadventures with avaracious clergy, a tired horse... (95 mins.)
 
40.
Yunost Maksima (1935)
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A 1935 USA trade-paper reviewer called it... "an impressive and technically outstanding historical drama... (92 mins.)
 
41.
Strogiy yunosha (1935)
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The characters debate the role of free love and free will within the Soviet social and political economy. (100 mins.)
Director: Abram Room
 
42.
By the Bluest of Seas (1936)
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Yussuf and Aliosha are two shipwrecked sailors on an island in the Caspian Sea. They start working as... (71 mins.)
 
43.
We Are from Kronstadt (1936)
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In 1919, during the post-revolution Russian Civil War, a naval detachment (made up of communist Reds)... (88 mins.)
Director: Efim Dzigan
 
44.
Peter the First (1937)
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(96 mins.)
Director: Vladimir Petrov
 
45.
Baltic Deputy (1937)
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A film based on the life of the Russian scientist, Klement Timiriazev, who taught at Cambridge and Oxford... (96 mins.)
 
46.
The Lonely White Sail (1937)
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Two young boys strive to save the life of an officer trapped by the White Russians. Their efforts are both comic and dramatic. (92 mins.)
 
47.
Alexander Nevsky (1938)
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The story of how a great Russian prince led a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights. (112 mins.)
 
48.
The Childhood of Maxim Gorky (1938)
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A drama reveals the great writer's inauspicious early years as an orphan raised by conniving relatives. (98 mins.)
Director: Mark Donskoy
 
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51.
On His Own (1939)
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For the family really no money, Alexei began to make a living. Everything was limited to dirty chores... (100 mins.)
Director: Mark Donskoy
 
52.
Gorky 3: My Universities (1940)
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The last installment of Russian director Mark Donskoy's Maxim Gorky trilogy. Having endured a... (96 mins.)
Director: Mark Donskoy
 
53.
Mashenka (1942)
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In 1939, as the air raid sirens sound over Moscow, a young man, Alyosha, falls in love with a telegraph operator called Mashenka. (77 mins.)
Director: Yuli Raizman
 
54.
Moscow Strikes Back (1942 Documentary)
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(55 mins.)
 
55.
Mechta (1943)
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About the inhabitants of a boarding house run by a tyrannical old woman, described by director Mikhail Romm as a "study of human destinies influenced by Tolstoy and Balzac." (100 mins.)
Director: Mikhail Romm
 
56.
Two Soldiers (1943)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Leonid Lukov
 
57.
Raduga (1944)
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Depicts life in a Nazi-occupied village in Ukraine at the beginning of World War II from the view point of the terrorized villagers. (93 mins.)
Director: Mark Donskoy
 
58.
David Bek (1944)
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The Armenian national hero, David Bek, leads a major Armenian uprising against Safavid Persia in the Syunik region in the 18th century. (93 mins.)
 
59.
Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1945)
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During the early part of his reign, Ivan the Terrible faces betrayal from the aristocracy and even his closest friends as he seeks to unite the Russian people. (103 mins.)
 
60.
The Turning Point (1945)
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(108 mins.)
Director: Fridrikh Ermler
 
61.
Girl No. 217 (1945)
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(91 mins.)
Director: Mikhail Romm
 
62.
The Fall of Berlin (1945 Documentary)
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(70 mins.)
Director: Yu. Raizman
 
63.
Native Country (1945 Documentary)
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A documentary dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Soviet Armenia, supervised by the Soviet Ukrainian filmmaker Aleksandr Dovzhenko. (58 mins.)
 
64.
The Vow (1946)
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(116 mins.)
 
65.
Elu tsitadellis (1947)
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(90 mins.)
 
66.
The Village Teacher (1947)
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A young lady goes to Siberia to teach. People there gape at her desktop globe. The Soviet revolution happens. Her husband is Lenin's compatriot. In her lifelong teaching, her students become professor, school teacher and awarded military. (100 mins.)
Director: Mark Donskoy
 
67.
The Young Guard (1948)
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The film is set in the city of Krasnodon in 1942 during the Nazi occupation of Russia. Local teenagers are organizing the underground resistance... (189 mins.)
 
68.
Povest o nastoyashchem cheloveke (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Alexey Meresyev was a fighter pilot during the war. One day he was shot down by Nazis, and because of... (96 mins.)
 
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71.
Life in Bloom (1949)
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(81 mins.)
 
72.
The Fall of Berlin (1950)
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Surrounded by a few party officials, Alexei Ivanov, a stakhanovist smelter, is decorated by Stalin.... (167 mins.)
 
73.
Cossacks of the Kuban (1950)
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In the steppes of the Kuban love is born on two collective farms while wheat is (enthusiastically) gathered... (112 mins.)
Director: Ivan Pyryev
 
74.
Mussorgsky (1950)
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Saint Petersburg, 1858. A group of composers known as The Five meet at Balakirev's. Young Modest Mussorgsky... (120 mins.)
Director: Grigoriy Roshal
 
75.
The Inspector-General (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Khlestakov is a young flamboyant crook, who is broke. He finds himself in a small Russian town, where... (132 mins.)
Director: Vladimir Petrov
 
76.
Man of Music (1952)
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(100 mins.)
 
77.
The Forty-First (1956)
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An unexpected romance occurs for a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer. (88 mins.)
 
78.
In Our Courtyard (1956)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Rezo Chkheidze
 
79.
Othello (1956)
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The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago. (107 mins.)
 
80.
Patvi hamar (1956)
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The daughter can't stand the disgrace when learns that his father millionaire had stoled the fortune of his former companion. (80 mins.)
 
81.
The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
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Veronica plans a rendezvous with her lover, Boris, at the bank of river, only for him to be drafted into World War II shortly thereafter. (95 mins.)
 
82.
Don Kikhot (1957)
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Senor Quexana has read so many books on chivalry that he believes that he is the knight Don Quixote de la Mancha... (110 mins.)
 
83.
Dorogoy tsenoy (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(98 mins.)
Director: Mark Donskoy
 
84.
Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958)
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As Ivan the Terrible attempts to consolidate his power by establishing a personal army, his political rivals, the Russian boyars, plot to assassinate their Tsar. (88 mins.)
“ Completed in 1946, released in 1958 ” - minalex
 
85.
Poema o more (1958)
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(95 mins.)
 
86.
Rasskazy o Lenine (1958)
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(115 mins.)
 
87.
Arajin siro yerge (1958)
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Very popular Soviet Armenian musical about a talented singer, spoiled by his success. (100 mins.)
 
88.
Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
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Young Russian soldier Alyosha earns a medal, but asks to visit his mother instead. His journey recounts various kinds of love during wartime. (88 mins.)
 
89.
Fate of a Man (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The story of a man (Andrey Sokolov) whose life was ruthlessly crippled by World War II. His wife and... (103 mins.)
 
90.
The Overcoat (1959)
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Soviet film of Nikolai Gogol's classic tale. (75 mins.)
Director: Aleksey Batalov
 
91.
Foma Gordeev (1959)
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(94 mins.)
Director: Mark Donskoy
 
92.
The Lady with the Dog (1960)
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In the Nineteenth Century, at the seaside resort of Yalta, the upper class Dimitri Gurov from Moscow meets Anna Sergeyovna walking with her little dog... (83 mins.)
Director: Iosif Kheifits
 
93.
Gyvieji didvyriai (1960)
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Four different stories about young kids' destinies in different time periods in Lithuania. (80 mins.)
 
94.
Nine Days of One Year (1962)
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Two young scientists are exploring new fields of nuclear physics. Dmitry Gusev and Ilya Kulikov are good friends... (111 mins.)
Director: Mikhail Romm
 
95.
Ivan's Childhood (1962)
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In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers. (95 mins.)
 
96.
I Am Cuba (1964)
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Four vignettes about the lives of the Cuban people set during the pre-revolutionary era. (108 mins.)
 
97.
Hamlet (1964)
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered by Claudius, Hamlet's uncle. Claudius usurps the throne of Denmark, and marries Hamlet's recently widowed mother. Hamlet is tormented, haunted, and increasingly unstable. (140 mins.)
 
98.
Welcome, or No Trespassing (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A satirical comedy about the excessive restrictions that children face during their vacation in a Young Pioneer camp. (74 mins.)
Director: Elem Klimov
 
99.
Pervyy uchitel (1965)
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Soviet Union, near the Chinese border, 1923. A stranger has just come in this little country village... (102 mins.)
 
100.
Father of a Soldier (1965)
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During World War II, Georgy Makharashvili, an old peasant wine-grower, leaves his Georgian village and goes off to the front lines to find his son... (83 mins.)
Director: Rezo Chkheidze