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1. Anastasia (1997)

G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

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59 Metascore

The last surviving child of the Russian Royal Family joins two con men to reunite with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress, while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.

Writers: Susan Gauthier, Bruce Graham, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, Eric Tuchman | Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman | Stars: Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, Kelsey Grammer

2. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

PG-13 | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War

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The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution.

Writers: Boris Pasternak, Robert Bolt | Director: David Lean | Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger

3. Russian Ark (2002)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

7.3
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86 Metascore

A 19th century French aristocrat, notorious for his scathing memoirs about life in Russia, travels through the Russian State Hermitage Museum and encounters historical figures from the last 200+ years.

Writers: Boris Khaimsky, Anatoli Nikiforov, Svetlana Proskurina, Aleksandr Sokurov | Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Sergey Dreyden, Mariya Kuznetsova, Leonid Mozgovoy, Mikhail Piotrovsky

4. Zoya (1995 TV Movie)

171 min | Romance, Drama

7.0
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A young Russian countess escapes the 1917 revolution and, despite hardship, makes a new life for herself in America.

Writer: L. Virginia Browne | Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Bruce Boxleitner, Denise Alexander, Don Henderson

5. Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

GP | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Czar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.

Writers: Edward Bond, James Goldman, Robert K. Massie | Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson

6. Rasputin (1996 TV Movie)

R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

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HBO biopic about the infamous "mad monk" Rasputin from the court of Tsar Nicholas in Russia.

Writer: Peter Pruce | Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Alan Rickman, Greta Scacchi, Ian McKellen, David Warner

7. Young Catherine (1991 TV Movie)

Unrated | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.

Writer: Chris Bryant | Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Plummer, Franco Nero, Marthe Keller

8. Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986 TV Movie)

200 min | Drama, Mystery

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Story of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anastasia Romanov, the only "surviving" child of the last Czar and Czarina of Russia.

Writers: James Goldman, Peter Kurth | Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Amy Irving, Olivia de Havilland, Jan Niklas, Nicolas Surovy

9. Catherine the Great (1996 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great.

Writers: John Goldsmith, Frank Tudisco | Directors: Marvin J. Chomsky, John Goldsmith | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul McGann, Ian Richardson, Brian Blessed

10. Dust (I) (2001)

R | 127 min | Drama, Western

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41 Metascore

Two parallel tales of redemption, a century apart. A burglar is held at gunpoint and forced to listen to a story. At the turn of the 20th Century, two brothers feud over a woman. She ... See full summary »

Writer: Milcho Manchevski | Director: Milcho Manchevski | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, David Wenham, Adrian Lester, Anne Brochet

11. 1914-1918 (1996 TV Mini-Series)

Biography, History, Sport

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Stars: Judi Dench, Salome Jens, Jürgen Prochnow, Michael York

12. The Barber of Siberia (1998)

180 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental steam-driven timber harvester in the wilds of Siberia. Jane is his assistant, ... See full summary »

Writers: Nikita Mikhalkov, Rustam Ibragimbekov, Rospo Pallenberg | Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Julia Ormond, Oleg Menshikov, Aleksey Petrenko, Richard Harris

13. Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958)

Not Rated | 88 min | Biography, History

7.6
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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.

Writer: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Nikolai Cherkasov, Serafima Birman, Pavel Kadochnikov, Mikhail Zharov

14. Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1945)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, History

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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.

Writer: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Nikolai Cherkasov, Lyudmila Tselikovskaya, Serafima Birman, Mikhail Nazvanov

15. Oblomov (1980)

Unrated | 140 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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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, dreaming of his childhood on his parents' ... See full summary »

Writers: Aleksandr Adabashyan, Ivan Goncharov, Nikita Mikhalkov | Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Oleg Tabakov, Elena Solovey, Yuri Bogatyryov, Andrei Popov

16. The Forty-first (1956)

88 min | War, Drama, Romance

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An unexpected romance occurs for a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer.

Writers: Grigori Koltunov, Boris Lavrenyev | Director: Grigoriy Chukhray | Stars: Izolda Izvitskaya, Oleg Strizhenov, Nikolay Kryuchkov, Nikolai Dupak

17. Raspoutine (2011 TV Movie)

105 min | Biography, Drama, History

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A group of Russian noblemen want to maintain the monarchy and plan to kill Rasputin.

Writers: Vincent Fargeat, Philippe Besson, Pierre Aknine | Director: Josée Dayan | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Vladimir Mashkov, Filipp Yankovskiy

18. Michel Strogoff (1975 TV Mini-Series)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

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Stars: Raimund Harmstorf, Lorenza Guerrieri, Pierre Vernier, Vernon Dobtcheff

19. A Royal Scandal (1945)

Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.9
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In 18th century Russia,the naive and idealistic lieutenant Chernov meets Empress Catherine the Great who becomes infatuated with him and appoints him Chief of the Imperial Guard.

Writers: Edwin Justus Mayer, Bruno Frank, Lajos Biró, Melchior Lengyel | Directors: Otto Preminger, Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Coburn, Anne Baxter, William Eythe

20. Rasputin (1975)

104 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.

Writers: Semyon Lungin, Ilya Nusinov | Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Aleksey Petrenko, Anatoliy Romashin, Velta Line, Alisa Freyndlikh

21. Rasputin and the Empress (1932)

Passed | 121 min | Drama, History

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Writer: Charles MacArthur | Directors: Richard Boleslawski, Charles Brabin | Stars: John Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Ralph Morgan

22. Great Catherine (1968)

G | 99 min | Comedy

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Slapstick comedy based on the play by George Bernard Shaw. A stiff English officer, captain Charles Edstaston (Peter O'Toole), and his fiancée Claire arrive in St Petersburg. Edstaston is ... See full summary »

Writers: George Bernard Shaw, Hugh Leonard | Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Zero Mostel, Jeanne Moreau, Jack Hawkins

23. The Romanovs: An Imperial Family (2000)

140 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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The story of the last year and a half of Tsar Nicholas II and his family from the February Revolution of 1917 to their execution in July 1918.

Writers: Inna Churikova, Gleb Panfilov, Ivan Panfilov | Director: Gleb Panfilov | Stars: Aleksandr Galibin, Lynda Bellingham, Vladimir Grachyov, Yuliya Novikova

24. The Childhood of Maxim Gorky (1938)

98 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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This haunting, unforgettable film, based upon Maxim Gorky's 1913 autobiography, shows a twelve-year-old's journey in life against the tumultuous backdrop of 19th century Russia. With ... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Donskoy, Maxim Gorky, Ilya Gruzdev | Director: Mark Donskoy | Stars: Aleksei Lyarsky, Varvara Massalitinova, Mikhail Troyanovsky, Elizaveta Alekseeva

25. Peter the Great (1986 TV Mini-Series)

371 min | Biography, Drama, History

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This is the story of Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the ... See full summary »

Stars: Maximilian Schell, Vanessa Redgrave, Omar Sharif, Trevor Howard

26. Der Kongreß tanzt (1931)

85 min | Comedy, History, Musical

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Vienna glove-sales-lady Christl falls in love to Czar Alexander. Metternich tries to use this to keep him out of the conferences of the Vienna Congress from 1815.

Writers: Norbert Falk, Robert Liebmann | Director: Erik Charell | Stars: Lilian Harvey, Willy Fritsch, Otto Wallburg, Conrad Veidt

27. The Rise of Catherine the Great (1934)

95 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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Straightforward biography of the Russian empress, up to her assumption of the throne.

Writers: Lajos Biró, Marjorie Deans, Melchior Lengyel, Arthur Wimperis | Directors: Paul Czinner, Alexander Korda | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Elisabeth Bergner, Flora Robson, Gerald du Maurier

28. Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)

93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to the 16th ... See full summary »

Writers: Mikhail A. Bulgakov, Vladlen Bakhnov, Leonid Gayday | Director: Leonid Gayday | Stars: Yuriy Yakovlev, Leonid Kuravlyov, Aleksandr Demyanenko, Saveliy Kramarov

29. The Romanovs' Last Photograph (2007)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Drama, History

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The Romanovs' Last Photograph tells the story of the Romanov sisters, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia, in the hours leading up to their execution in 1918. The girls share their hopes, ... See full summary »

Writer: Catherine Faris King | Director: Catherine Faris King | Stars: Jessica Gordon, Marja-Lewis Ryan, Lidia Pearl, Suzanne Schmedding

30. The White Warrior (1959)

91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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The story of Hadji Murad, a 19th-century Chechen chieftain who led his warriors in a fight against the invading forces of the Russian Czar.

Writers: Leo Tolstoy, Gino De Santis, Ákos Tolnay | Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Steve Reeves, Giorgia Moll, Scilla Gabel, Renato Baldini

31. 1612: Khroniki smutnogo vremeni (2007)

144 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

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The czar of Russia has died and a power vacuum has developed. This period in the late 16th and early 17th century has been called "The Time of Troubles." There are many impostors who claim ... See full summary »

Writer: Arif Aliev | Director: Vladimir Khotinenko | Stars: Pyotr Kislov, Michal Zebrowski, Artur Smolyaninov, Violetta Davydovskaya

32. The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship (1990 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

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Based on a Russian folk tale. A proclamation went out through all the land that whosoever could build a flying ship would win the hand of the Tsar's daughter. The youngest son of a simple ... See full summary »

Writer: John Hambley | Director: Francis Vose | Stars: Robin Bailey, Maurice Denham, Jimmy Hibbert, Martin Jarvis

33. The Fair Barbara (1969)

85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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A Czar who attempts to trick a creature that demands tribute from him into taking a fisherman's baby instead of his newborn heir. Complications arise when the daughter of the creature, Barbara, requests a human suitor to find true love.

Writers: Mikhail Chuprin, Aleksandr Rou, Vasili Zhukovsky | Director: Aleksandr Rou | Stars: Mikhail Pugovkin, Georgiy Millyar, Anatoli Kubatsky, Lidiya Korolyova

34. Boris Godunov (1986)

130 min | Drama, History

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Writers: Alexander Pushkin, Sergey Bondarchuk | Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Alyona Bondarchuk, Gennadi Mitrofanov, Valeriy Storozhik

35. A Royal Family (2003 TV Mini-Series)

53 min | Documentary

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A documentary series about the multi-national descendants of Denmark's King Christian IX, featuring numerous interviews with today's European royalty.

Stars: Christian IX, King Constantine II, Amedeo Duca D'Aosta, Hans Christian Andersen

36. The Tale of Tsar Saltan (1967)

Not Rated | 87 min | Family, Fantasy

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Writers: Alexander Pushkin, Igor Gelein, Aleksandr Ptushko | Director: Aleksandr Ptushko | Stars: Vladimir Andreyev, Larisa Golubkina, Oleg Vidov, Ksenia Ryabinkina

37. Zvezda plenitelnogo schastya (1975)

167 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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In December 1825, distinguished members of the Russian military, most of whom were quite affluent and of noble lineage, took it upon themselves to stir revolution against the autocratic and... See full summary »

Writers: Vladimir Motyl, Oleg Osetinsky, Mark Zakharov | Director: Vladimir Motyl | Stars: Irina Kupchenko, Aleksey Batalov, Natalya Bondarchuk, Oleg Strizhenov

38. Mother (1990)

200 min | Drama, History

7.0
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Writers: Gleb Panfilov, Maxim Gorky | Director: Gleb Panfilov | Stars: Inna Churikova, Viktor Rakov, Liubomiras Lauciavicius, Aleksandr Shishonok

39. The Fall of the Romanoffs (1917)

80 min | Biography, Drama, History

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A dramatization of the Russian revolution and the influence upon the Russian royal family of the famous "mad monk," Rasputin.

Writers: Van Wyck Brooks, George Edwardes-Hall, Austin Strong | Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Edward Connelly, Iliodor, Alfred Hickman, Conway Tearle

40. Yunost Maksima (1935)

92 min | Drama, History, War

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A 1935 USA trade-paper reviewer called it... "an impressive and technically outstanding historical drama dealing with czarist terrorism and revolutionary boiling in the days of 1907. ... See full summary »

Writers: Leonid Trauberg, Grigori Kozintsev | Directors: Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg | Stars: Boris Chirkov, Valentina Kibardina, Mikhail Tarkhanov, Stepan Kayukov

41. Die Gezeichneten (1922)

105 min

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Writers: Carl Theodor Dreyer, Aage Madelung | Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Adele Reuter-Eichberg, Vladimir Gajdarov, Polina Piekowskaja, Sylvia Torf

42. The Magic Pony (1977)

63 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

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Writer: Pyotr Ershov | Directors: Boris Butakov, Ivan Ivanov-Vano | Stars: Jim Backus, Hans Conried, Erin Moran, Johnny Whitaker

43. Russia (1986 TV Mini-Series)

48 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

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Stars: Peter Ustinov, Olegar Fedoro, Lev Durov, Valentina Azovskaya

44. Il figlio di Aquila Nera (1968)

91 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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Writers: Umberto Lenzi, Piero Pierotti, Gianfranco Clerici, Guido Malatesta | Director: Guido Malatesta | Stars: Mimmo Palmara, Edwige Fenech, Franco Ressel, Ingrid Schoeller

45. The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty (1927)

90 min | Documentary

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In May 1913 the Romanov Dynasty celebrates its 300th anniversary at the Russian throne. The last emperor in the long line is czar Nicholas II. He rules over a country with huge social and ... See full summary »

Writers: V.I. Lenin, Esfir Shub | Director: Esfir Shub | Stars: Mikhail Alekseyev, Alexei Brusilov, Nikolai Chkheidze, Emperor Franz Josef

46. The Night They Killed Rasputin (1960)

87 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Rasputin was a lusty steppes peasant, a god revealed, a cunning patriot, all that, or a mystifier? An intriguing biography.

Writers: Pierre Chenal, Ugo Liberatore, André Tabet | Director: Pierre Chenal | Stars: Edmund Purdom, Gianna Maria Canale, John Drew Barrymore, Jany Clair

47. Ermak (1996)

124 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.0
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Writers: Anatoliy Ivanov, Vladimir Krasnopolskiy, Vadim Trunin, Valeriy Uskov | Directors: Vladimir Krasnopolskiy, Valeriy Uskov | Stars: Viktor Stepanov, Irina Alfyorova, Nikita Dzhigurda, Khodzha Durdy Narliyev

48. Song of My Heart (1948)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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Writers: Benjamin Glazer, Bernard Schubert | Director: Benjamin Glazer | Stars: Frank Sundström, Audrey Long, Cedric Hardwicke, Mikhail Rasumny

49. Catherine of Russia (1963)

105 min | Drama, History

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Caterina finds out that her husband Peter Tzar of Russia, is plotting to kill her. She sets Count Orlov free from prison, Peter's sworn enemy, becomes empress of Russia and leads the ... See full summary »

Writers: Umberto Lenzi, Guido Malatesta | Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Hildegard Knef, Sergio Fantoni, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Angela Cavo

50. V nachale slavnykh del (1980)

134 min | Drama, History

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Writers: Sergey Gerasimov, Yuri Kavtaradze, Aleksei Tolstoy | Director: Sergey Gerasimov | Stars: Dmitriy Zolotukhin, Tamara Makarova, Natalya Bondarchuk, Nikolay Eryomenko