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1. Child 44 (2015)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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41 Metascore

A disgraced member of the Russian military police investigates a series of child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union.

Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman

Votes: 51,178 | Gross: $1.21M

2. Viking (2016)

Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, History

4.6
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Kievan Rus, late 10th century. After the death of his father, the young Viking prince Vladimir of Novgorod is forced into exile across the frozen sea.

Director: Andrey Kravchuk | Stars: Anton Adasinsky, Aleksandr Armer, Vilen Babichev, Rostislav Bershauer

Votes: 2,504

3. The Mirror (1975)

G | 107 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovskiy, Ignat Daniltsev, Oleg Yankovskiy

Votes: 26,295

4. Ekaterina (2014– )

Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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The life of the Russian Empress Ekaterina II (Catherine the Great), a German born princess who came to Russia as bride for the young Peter III, chosen by his aunt Elisabeth, and who, once ... See full summary »

Stars: Marina Aleksandrova, Aleksandr Yatsenko, Vladimir Yaglych, Sergey Koltakov

Votes: 348

5. Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

GP | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Tsar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson

Votes: 3,651

6. Stalingrad (2013)

R | 131 min | Action, Drama, War

5.6
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49 Metascore

A group of Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process become deeply connected to two Russian women who have been living there.

Director: Fedor Bondarchuk | Stars: Mariya Smolnikova, Yanina Studilina, Pyotr Fyodorov, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 13,347 | Gross: $1.01M

7. Russkiy kovcheg (2002)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

7.4
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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.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Sergey Dreyden, Mariya Kuznetsova, Leonid Mozgovoy, Mikhail Piotrovsky

Votes: 15,739 | Gross: $0.04M

8. Burnt by the Sun (1994)

R | 135 min | Drama, War

8.0
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Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his village with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things... See full summary »

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Oleg Menshikov, Nadezhda Mikhalkova

Votes: 12,105 | Gross: $2.62M

9. Talvisota (1989)

199 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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Set during World War 2. After Nazi Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, Russia attacked Finland in November 1939. Finnish reservists leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses ... See full summary »

Director: Pekka Parikka | Stars: Taneli Mäkelä, Vesa Vierikko, Timo Torikka, Heikki Paavilainen

Votes: 6,738

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

200 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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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.

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Amy Irving, Olivia de Havilland, Jan Niklas, Nicolas Surovy

Votes: 931

11. Empire of the Tsars: Romanov Russia with Lucy Worsley (2016– )

Documentary, History

7.9
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British historian Lucy Worsley travels to Russia to investigate the 300-year reign of the Romanov dynasty.

Stars: Lucy Worsley, Janet Hartley, Simon Dixon, Sergei Bogatyrev

Votes: 290

12. Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966)

Not Rated | 91 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

6.3
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The movie chronicles the events of history's "man of mystery," Rasputin. Although not quite historically accurate and little emphasis is put on the politics of the day, Rasputin's rise to ... See full summary »

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Richard Pasco, Francis Matthews

Votes: 2,102

13. Admiral (2008)

124 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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The story of admiral Aleksandr Kolchak who remained faithful to his oath to the Russian Emperor and fought against the Bolshevik rule after the 1917 October Revolution.

Director: Andrey Kravchuk | Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Elizaveta Boyarskaya, Sergey Bezrukov, Vladislav Vetrov

Votes: 6,582

14. The Assassination of Trotsky (1972)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.0
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After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with politics, promoting socialism to the world. Stalin has sent out an ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Richard Burton, Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 1,298

15. Peter the Great (1986)

371 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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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

Votes: 499

16. Rasputin and the Empress (1932)

Passed | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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A prince plots to kill the mad monk Rasputin for the good of the czar, the czarina and Russia.

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

Votes: 661

17. Zoya (1995 TV Movie)

171 min | Romance, Drama

6.9
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A young Russian countess escapes the 1917 revolution and, despite hardship, makes a new life for herself in America.

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

Votes: 510

18. The Fixer (1968)

M | 132 min | Drama

7.0
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In Czarist Russia, around 1911, a Russian-Jewish handyman, Yakov Bok, is wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Alan Bates, Dirk Bogarde, Georgia Brown, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 985

19. Velikaya (2015– )

Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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The story of Catherine the Great from the time she came to Russia as the bride of the heir to the Russian throne.

Stars: Julian Mau, Fitz van Thom, Bastian Sierich, Yuliya Snigir

Votes: 70

20. Tsar (2009)

116 min | Drama, History

6.9
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In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission. Believing he can understand and interpret the signs, he sees the Last ... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Lungin | Stars: Pyotr Mamonov, Oleg Yankovskiy, Ramilya Iskander, Anastasiya Dontsova

Votes: 2,401

21. Krepost (2015)

92 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.4
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Director: Fyodor Dmitriev | Stars: Pyotr Fyodorov, Evgeniy Stychkin

Votes: 151

22. Romanovy: Ventsenosnaya semya (2000)

140 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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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.

Director: Gleb Panfilov | Stars: Aleksandr Galibin, Lynda Bellingham, Vladimir Grachyov, Yuliya Novikova

Votes: 202

23. Broken Lullaby (1994 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.5
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Rich Hungarian-born orphan Katya Davidov commissions Jordan Kirkland to research her past starting from a photograph, showing her as a child next to an elusive Fabergé music box. Luckily ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kennedy | Stars: Mel Harris, Rob Stewart, Oliver Tobias, Jennifer Dale

Votes: 199

24. Turetskiy gambit (2005)

208 min | War, Action, Adventure

7.1
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The film is based on the second book from the Adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin series of novels written by the Russian author Boris Akunin. The film takes place in 1877 during the ... See full summary »

Director: Dzhanik Fayziev | Stars: Egor Beroev, Olga Krasko, Marat Basharov, Vladimir Ilin

Votes: 3,510

25. Romanovy (2013– )

History

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This history of the Romanov dynasty, the family that ruled Russia from 1613 until the October Revolution of 1917.

Star: Ilya Sherbinin

Votes: 83

26. Grigoriy R. (2014– )

Biography, Drama

7.5
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TV series about the mad monk Grigoriy Rasputin, who became a hugely influential figure at the court of Tsar Nicholas II.

Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Ekaterina Klimova, Andrey Smolyakov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite

Votes: 54

27. Oblomov (1980)

Unrated | 140 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.8
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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 »

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Oleg Tabakov, Elena Solovey, Yuriy Bogatyryov, Andrei Popov

Votes: 1,608

28. The Battle of Russia (1943)

83 min | Documentary, History, War

7.3
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Documentary revealing the nature and process of the fight between the Soviet Union and Germany in the Second World War.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Anthony Veiller, Ion Antonescu, Nikolay Cherkasov, Anthony Eden

Votes: 815

29. Boris Godounov (1989)

115 min | Musical, Drama

7.0
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The film is based on the musical recording of the famous opera by Modest Mussorgsky about the tragic events surrounding the ruling of the Russian tsar Boris in the early 17th century. The ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Ruggero Raimondi, Kenneth Riegel, Bernard Lefort, Wyatscheslaw Polozov

Votes: 159

30. 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.

Directors: Paul Czinner, Alexander Korda | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Elisabeth Bergner, Flora Robson, Gerald du Maurier

Votes: 441

31. Testimony (1988)

Not Rated | 157 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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The story of the great Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) and his life and career during the rule of Stalin.

Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Sherry Baines, Magdalen Asquith, Mark Asquith

Votes: 207

32. Le tombeau d'Alexandre (1993)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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This documentary tells the story of film director Aleksandr Medvedkin, throughout his life a sincere believer in communism, whose films were repeatedly banned in the Soviet Union. Modern ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Léonor Graser, Nikolai Izvolov, Kira Paramonova, Viktor Dyomin

Votes: 491

33. Hollywood Mouth (2008)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama

3.3
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In Hollywood, a film buff gets involved with selling a Faberge egg.

Director: Jordan Mohr | Stars: Michael Abruscato, Katy Baker, Sam Bologna, Veli Erturk

Votes: 702

34. Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992)

55 min | Documentary

6.6
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Made in wartime and edited in candlelight, Mikhail Vartanov's rarely-seen masterpiece tells about his friendship with the genius Sergei Parajanov who was imprisoned by KGB "at the peak of ... See full summary »

Directors: Mikhail Vartanov, Sergei Parajanov | Stars: Sergei Parajanov, Mikhail Vartanov, Sofiko Chiaureli, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy

Votes: 180

35. Anna ot 6 do 18 (1994)

100 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Director Nikita Mikhalkov documents the history of Russia from 1980 to 1991 by annually asking his daughter Anna such questions as "What do you love the most?", "What scares you the most?",... See full summary »

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Anna Mikhalkova, Nadezhda Mikhalkova

Votes: 571

36. Gibel imperii (2005– )

520 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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The Fall of the Great Russian Empire is the main storyline of this 10 episode mini series, however, every episode has a separate detective story of its own.

Stars: Galina Anisimova, Ville Haapasalo, Andrey Zibrov, Natalya Akimova

Votes: 299

37. My Perestroika (2010)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

7.2
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90 Metascore

Tells the story of five people from the last generation of Soviet children who were brought up behind the Iron Curtain. Just coming of age when the USSR collapsed, they witnessed the world ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Hessman

Votes: 546 | Gross: $0.24M

38. Catherine of Russia (1963)

105 min | Drama, History

5.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 67

39. Interventsiya (1968)

127 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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The movie is set during the last days of foreign intervention agains Soviet Russia. Police are searching everywhere for a bolshevik named Brodsky but cannot find him. Meanwhile, a man named... See full summary »

Director: Gennadi Poloka | Stars: Vladimir Vysotskiy, Yuliya Burygina, Yuriy Tolubeev, Yefim Kopelyan

Votes: 196

40. Infinity (1992)

206 min | Drama

7.3
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Reflecting on meaning of life, the hero of the movie involuntarily becomes the real participant of own memoirs. His fellow traveler - he 20 years ago, the young young man who isn't burdened... See full summary »

Director: Marlen Khutsiev | Stars: Vladislav Pilnikov, Aleksei Zelenov, Marina Khazova, Anna Tchernakova

Votes: 85

41. Mat (1990)

200 min | Drama, History

7.0
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Director: Gleb Panfilov | Stars: Inna Churikova, Viktor Rakov, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Aleksandr Shishonok

Votes: 104

42. The Romanovs' Last Photograph (2007)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Drama, History

4.8
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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 »

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

Votes: 12

43. Yunkera (2006– )

400 min | Drama, History

5.6
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Tells the story of a cadet's life at a military academy in the years before the October Revolution. The training is idealistic, yet brutal.

Stars: Olga Arntgolts, Elena Babenko, Elizaveta Boyarskaya, Igor Chernitskiy

Votes: 17

44. Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014)

84 min | Drama | Completed

3.3
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A film buff discovers strange goings-on at a movie museum and elsewhere in Hollywood.

Director: Jordan Mohr | Stars: Jordan Mohr, Jordan Preston, Barbara Mohr, Sam Bologna

Votes: 684

45. Minin i Pozharskiy (1939)

110 min | Drama, History

7.2
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Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin | Stars: Aleksandr Khanov, Boris Livanov, Boris Chirkov, Anatoliy Goryunov

Votes: 54

46. Otets Sergiy (1918)

112 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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Prince Kasatsky is a just and proud youth, shock and disappointment with the world bring him to church, he becomes father Sergius. It is a story of his piety and temptation.

Directors: Yakov Protazanov, Alexandre Volkoff | Stars: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Olga Kondorova, V. Dzheneyeva, Vladimir Gajdarov

Votes: 321

47. Admiral Nakhimov (1947)

89 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin | Stars: Aleksei Dikij, Evgeniy Samoylov, Vladimir Vladislavskiy, Vsevolod Pudovkin

Votes: 83

48. General Suvorov (1941)

Passed | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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Primarily a biographical documentary about the military career of Alexander Vasilvich Suvorov, who was Field Marshal of the armies of Catherine the Great and Czar Paul I. After many ... See full summary »

Directors: Mikhail Doller, Vsevolod Pudovkin | Stars: Nikolay P. Cherkasov, Aleksandr Khanov, Mikhail Astangov, Apollon Yachnitskiy

Votes: 98

49. Les nuits de Raspoutine (1960)

87 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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Rasputin was a lusty steppes peasant, a god revealed, a cunning patriot, all that, or a mystifier? An intriguing biography.

Director: Pierre Chenal | Stars: Edmund Purdom, Gianna Maria Canale, John Drew Barrymore, Jany Clair

Votes: 25

50. Paul McCartney in Red Square (2003 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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As the rock musician performs in Russia, the story of the Beatles' revolutionary impact on the Soviet Union is told.

Director: Mark Haefeli | Stars: Paul McCartney, Brian Ray, David Frost, Seva Gakkel

Votes: 60