Russian/Soviet Classics

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1.
War and Peace (1966)
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A Russian Prince experiences battle against Napoleon and a troubled relationship with his father and wife... (427 mins.)
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
Solaris (1972)
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A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane. (167 mins.)
 
4.
Stalker (1979)
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A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes. (163 mins.)
 
5.
Burnt by the Sun (1994)
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Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his village with his... (135 mins.)
 
6.
The Barber of Siberia (1998)
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Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental... (180 mins.)
 
7.
The Shooting Party (1978)
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You can't make a heart love somebody. This gospel is well known to the young Olenka. Born in a poor family... (105 mins.)
Director: Emil Loteanu
 
8.
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)
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This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions... (150 mins.)
 
9.
Duska (2007)
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An older film critic's life is interrupted by an unexpected visitor. (110 mins.)
Director: Jos Stelling
 
10.
The Needle (1988)
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Moro returns to Alma Ata to collect money owed to him. While waiting out an unexpected delay, he visits his former girlfriend Dina... (81 mins.)
Director: Rashid Nugmanov
 
11.
Assa (1988)
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ASSA is set in Crimea during the winter in the mid eighties. A young musician (Bananan) falls for mobster's (Krymov) young mistress (Alika)... (153 mins.)
Director: Sergey Solovev
 
12.
Brother (1997)
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An ex-soldier with a personal honor code enters the family crime business in St. Petersburg, Russia. (96 mins.)
 
13.
Brother 2 (2000)
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Here goes "kirdyk" to America, as it was promised in first part. (122 mins.)
 
14.
The Return (2003)
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In the Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - resurfaces. (105 mins.)
 
15.
Heart of a Dog (1988 TV Movie)
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Professor Preobrazhensky and his colleague place some human parts into a dog named Sharik. Soon the dog transforms into a human. (136 mins.)
Director: Vladimir Bortko
 
16.
Hello, I'm Your Aunt! (1975 TV Movie)
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Unemployed and homeless Babbs Baberley (Alexander Kalyagin) is being chased by the police who attempt to arrest him for vagrancy... (98 mins.)
Director: Viktor Titov
 
17.
Troe v lodke, ne schitaya sobaki (1979 TV Movie)
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Three London gentlemen take vacation rowing down the Thames, encountering various mishaps and misadventures along the way. (128 mins.)
Director: Naum Birman
 
18.
Pokrov Gates (1983 TV Movie)
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Stories from the lives of the tennants of the Moscow's communal apatment: Kostik, who is a college student... (140 mins.)
Director: Mikhail Kozakov
 
19.
Starshiy syn (1976 TV Movie)
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Late for the last commuter train and reluctant to spend the night outdoors, two young men trick a family into letting them stay in their apartment: one of them insists that he's the illegitimate son of the man who owns the apartment. (140 mins.)
 
20.
Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
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Two Russians push the wrong button on a strange device and end up on the telepathic planet Pluke with its strange societal norms. (135 mins.)
 
21.
An Ordinary Miracle (1979 TV Movie)
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A wizard invents characters who all come to life and start to arrive at his house: a King, his servants... (138 mins.)
Director: Mark Zakharov
 
22.
Formula of Love (1984 TV Movie)
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A young aristocrat, Aleksei Fedyashev, is languishing in his family's country estate, spending his days reading poetry and confessing his love... (90 mins.)
Director: Mark Zakharov
 
23.
Shirli-myrli (1995)
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The Russian crook steals the stolen giant diamond from the mafia, hides it and suddenly runs into his unbeknown brothers. The unexpected and absurd events with participation of mob, doctors, musicians, Americans, militia and gypsies ensue. (143 mins.)
 
24.
Po semeynym obstoyatelstvam (1978)
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Multiply love stories are going around the young family including the newlyweds parnts and even a grandmother. (137 mins.)
Director: Aleksey Korenev
 
25.
Belorusskiy vokzal (1971)
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A sympathetic, emotionally persuasive drama describing the friendship of four World War II veterans... (101 mins.)
Director: Andrey Smirnov
 
26.
Ishchite zhenshchinu (1983 TV Movie)
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The story begins when Alice Postique, who had to stay late at work, discovers her boss Roche with a knife in his back... (152 mins.)
Director: Alla Surikova
 
27.
The Very Same Munchhausen (1979 TV Movie)
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A philosophical and poetic portrait of the famous (or maybe infamous?) Baron Munchhausen. His crazy... (142 mins.)
Director: Mark Zakharov
 
28.
True Friends (1954)
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Alexander, Boris and Vasily are three old friends, who now rarely see each other as they are busy with their professional life... (102 mins.)
 
29.
Dom, kotoryy postroil Svift (1982 TV Movie)
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An immaculate, vivid and breathtaking implementation of Swift's romanticism. (138 mins.)
Director: Mark Zakharov
 
30.
A Cruel Romance (1984)
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Cinematographic adaptation of classical Russian play "Dowry-less" by A. Ostrovsky. Noble but poor widow... (142 mins.)
Director: Eldar Ryazanov
 
31.
Siberiade (1979)
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The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s... (275 mins.)
 
32.
Unfinished Piece for the Player Piano (1977)
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Early in the 20th century, family and friends gather at the country estate of a general's widow, Anna Petrovna... (103 mins.)
 
33.
Stantsionnyy smotritel (1972 TV Movie)
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In the early 19th century a traveler returns to the remote outpost he'd visited years before, anxious... (68 mins.)
Director: Sergey Solovev
 
34.
Karnaval (1982)
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A coming-of-age story about a small town girl's struggle to become an actress in Soviet Moscow. (151 mins.)
 
35.
The Magician (1967)
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36.
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.)
 
37.
Five Evenings (1979)
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Tamara and Sasha were separated during the war. Now (1957) Sasha is visiting Moscow for five days and by chance recognizes the house where Tamara used to live. She is still living there with her nephew Slava. (103 mins.)
 
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39.
Trial on the Road (1971)
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The Russian POW joins the partisan guerrillas and proves his loyalty fighting the Nazis. (96 mins.)
Director: Aleksey German
 
41.
Kogda derevya byli bolshimi (1962)
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The story of a man who routinely dodges all responsibility, bemoans fate, spends his days boozing, and refuses to work. The act of playing long-lost father to a pretty teenager spurs him to turn over a new leaf. (95 mins.)
Director: Lev Kulidzhanov
 
42.
Andrei Rublev (1966)
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The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer. (205 mins.)
 
44.
We'll Live Till Monday (1968)
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Ilya Semenovich Melnikov is a history teacher in an ordinary Soviet high school. He is a very good teacher... (106 mins.)
Director: S. Rostotskiy
 
45.
Once Again for Love (1968)
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For her, the sweet and somehow naive flight attendant Natasha, it was love at first sight. For him, a cynical and cold scientist... (96 mins.)
Director: Georgi Natanson