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1. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Approved | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.0
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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.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger

Votes: 58,711 | Gross: $111.72M

2. War and Peace (1956)

PG | 208 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Vittorio Gassman

Votes: 7,291

3. 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: 15,380 | Gross: $0.04M

4. Anna Karenina (1948)

Approved | 139 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A married woman's affair with a dashing young officer has tragic results.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore, Hugh Dempster

Votes: 2,020

5. Siberiade (1979)

206 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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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. Three generations try to find the land of ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Vitali Solomin, Sergey Shakurov, Natalya Andreychenko

Votes: 1,501

6. Stachka (1925)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

7.7
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A group of oppressed factory workers go on strike in pre-revolutionary Russia.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Maksim Shtraukh, Mikhail Gomorov, I. Ivanov

Votes: 5,328

7. Anna Karenina (1967)

145 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Anna Karenina is a young wife of an older husband. She has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky. By following her desires Anna complicates her life.

Director: Aleksandr Zarkhi | Stars: Tatyana Samoylova, Nikolai Gritsenko, Vasiliy Lanovoy, Yuriy Yakovlev

Votes: 685

8. Summer Storm (1944)

106 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.9
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In this filmed Chekhov adaptation, Olga is an alluring peasant woman who lures cynical aristocrat Fedor away from his milquetoast fiancée, with tragic consequences.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Linda Darnell, George Sanders, Anna Lee, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 322

9. First Love (1970)

R | 90 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.3
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Based on Ivan Turgeyev's novella, Erste Liebe is about two young lovers in czarist Russia. One is a 21-year-old woman, the other a young man of sixteen. Things take a tragic turn as the ... See full summary »

Director: Maximilian Schell | Stars: John Moulder-Brown, Dominique Sanda, Maximilian Schell, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 119

10. 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: 152

11. Dyadya Vanya (1971)

104 min | Drama

7.4
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A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Irina Anisimova-Wulf, Sergey Bondarchuk, Irina Kupchenko, Yekaterina Mazurova

Votes: 437

12. Täällä Pohjantähden alla (1968)

186 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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Täällä Pohjantähden alla is based on the book with the same title. It is a story of the little village. The movie starts in the 1890's and it ends to the Finnish civil war in 1918. Story ... See full summary »

Director: Edvin Laine | Stars: Aarno Sulkanen, Titta Karakorpi, Risto Taulo, Anja Pohjola

Votes: 672

13. Nemye svideteli (1914)

65 min | Drama

6.2
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In order to allow another servant to go home to be with her children, Nastya agrees to serve in her place, as a maid in the household in which Nastya's grandfather is a porter. Soon ... See full summary »

Director: Yevgeni Bauer | Stars: Aleksandr Chargonin, Aleksandr Kheruvimov, Dora Tschitorina, Viktor Petipa

Votes: 56

14. The Patriots (1933)

98 min | Drama, War

7.4
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Outskirts is an internationally renowned masterpiece of early sound cinema. In a remote Russian village during World War I, colorful and nuanced characters experience divided loyalties: ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Barnet | Stars: Aleksandr Chistyakov, Sergey Komarov, Yelena Kuzmina, Nikolay Bogolyubov

Votes: 701

15. Auferstehung (1958)

106 min | Drama

6.5
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Director: Rolf Hansen | Stars: Horst Buchholz, Myriam Bru, Edith Mill, Ruth Niehaus

Votes: 40

16. Vsadnik po imeni Smert (2004)

106 min | Drama

6.4
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48 Metascore

In pre-Soviet Russia, Boris Savinkov leads a terrorist faction of Socialist-Revolutionary Party members responsible for the deaths of governors and ministers.

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov | Stars: Andrey Panin, Kseniya Rappoport, Artyom Semakin, Rostislav Bershauer

Votes: 294 | Gross: $0.00M

17. Mannerheim - Jörn Donnerin kertomana (2010– )

Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Stars: Carl-Kristian Rundman, Jörn Donner

Votes: 9

18. Padenie dinastii Romanovykh (1927)

90 min | Documentary, History

6.6
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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 »

Director: Esfir Shub | Stars: Mikhail Alekseyev, Alexei Brusilov, Nikolai Chkheidze, Emperor Franz Josef

Votes: 181

19. Savage Hunt of King Stakh (1980)

134 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.0
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A mystical drama based on a story by V. Korotkevich. The film is set in out-of-the-way Belarusian woodlands at the end of the 19th century. A young ethnographer, Andrej Bielarecki, comes here to research local folk legends.

Director: Valeri Rubinchik | Stars: Boris Plotnikov, Elena Dimitrova, Igor Klass, Aleksandr Kharitonov

Votes: 198

20. Tulipää (1980)

155 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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The life of early 20th century author, journalist, and revolutionary Algot Untola (also known as Maiju Lassila, Irmari Rantamala and under several more pseudonyms), one of the most ... See full summary »

Directors: Pirjo Honkasalo, Pekka Lehto | Stars: Asko Sarkola, Rea Mauranen, Kari Franck, Ari Suonsuu

Votes: 78

21. Aleksis Kiven elämä (2001)

104 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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Finland in the 1850's take the first steps towards independence. The Finnish-language authors introduce themselves.

Director: Jari Halonen | Stars: Marko Tiusanen, Jari Salmi, Karoliina Kudjoi, Margit Lindeman

Votes: 513

22. Stolen Death (1938)

101 min | Thriller

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A thriller set in turn-of-the-century Helsinki, Stolen Death uses elements of German expressionism to tell the story of Finnish resistance fighters smuggling arms to overthrow the Tsarist ... See full summary »

Director: Nyrki Tapiovaara | Stars: Tuulikki Paananen, Ilmari Mänty, Santeri Karilo, Annie Mörk

Votes: 170

23. Der Zarewitsch (1973 TV Movie)

90 min | Musical, Romance

6.8
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Director: Arthur Maria Rabenalt | Stars: Wieslaw Ochman, Teresa Stratas, Birke Bruck, Harald Juhnke

Votes: 17

24. Doverie (1976)

95 min | Drama, History

3.9
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The story of the formation of the Finnish Republic and its independence from Russia.

Directors: Edvin Laine, Viktor Tregubovich | Stars: Kirill Lavrov, Vladimir Tatosov, Igor Dmitriev, Margarita Terekhova

Votes: 175

25. Attack from the Sea (1953)

94 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.0
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The historical and biographic movie about the glorified Russian naval commander Ushakov. France begins aggressive wars. The Russian and allied troops freeing Italy are headed by A. V. ... See full summary »

Director: Mikhail Romm | Stars: Ivan Pereverzev, Gennadi Yudin, Vladimir Druzhnikov, Aleksey Alekseev

Votes: 101

26. Soldier's Bride (1938)

97 min | Drama, History, War

5.9
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Director: Risto Orko | Stars: Tuulikki Paananen, Ritva Aro, Tuli Arjo, Kullervo Kalske

Votes: 60

27. Belyy oryol (1928)

67 min | Drama, History

6.7
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"Not to spare bullets!" was the highest command to a governor in case of a workers' revolt. Desperate time - desperate measures. No participant can find rest after the event.

Director: Yakov Protazanov | Stars: Vasili Kachalov, Anna Sten, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Ivan Chuvelyov

Votes: 32

28. Róza (1936)

87 min | Drama, History, Romance

4.6
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The 1905 revolution in the Russian Empire gives many Poles hope for regaining independence. Protests and strikes, however, lead to brutal arrests and tortures. In this tumultuous time, we also witness the birth of love.

Director: Joseph Lejtes | Stars: Irena Eichlerówna, Witold Zacharewicz, Boguslaw Samborski, Kazimierz Junosza-Stepowski

Votes: 7

29. Yunkera (2006– )

400 min | Drama, History

5.7
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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: 16

30. Helmikuun manifesti (1939)

99 min | Drama

5.4
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Directors: Yrjö Norta, T.J. Särkkä | Stars: Regina Linnanheimo, Tauno Palo, Laila Rihte, Eino Kaipainen

Votes: 82

31. Rachmaninoff: The Last Romantic

Biography, Drama, History | Announced

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32. Mannerheim - Suomen marsalkka (1968)

Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Director: Kari Uusitalo | Stars: Gustaf Mannerheim, Martti Silvennoinen

Votes: 8

33. The Suspect (1916)

Drama, Romance

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Director: S. Rankin Drew | Stars: Anita Stewart, S. Rankin Drew, Anders Randolf, George Cooper

34. Keisarinnan hovineito (2005 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Arvo Tuominen

35. Kaunis Veera eli ballaadi Saimaalta (1950)

82 min | Comedy, Musical

5.9
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Director: Ville Salminen | Stars: Matti Aro, Tuija Halonen, Elna Hellman, Kaarlo Hiltunen

Votes: 109

36. Tanssi yli hautojen (1950)

101 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.0
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In the early 1800s, Finnish governor's daughter first detests but soon falls in love with Russian Czar Alexander I who has just taken Finland over from Sweden's rule.

Director: T.J. Särkkä | Stars: Leif Wager, Eila Peitsalo, Ossi Korhonen, Siiri Angerkoski

Votes: 52

37. Hallin Janne (1950)

80 min | Drama

4.3
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Director: Roland af Hällström | Stars: Helge Herala, Eeva-Kaarina Volanen, Rauha Rentola, Laila Jokimo

Votes: 20

38. Ksenia Pietarilainen (1999)

28 min | Animation, Short

7.2
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Director: Katariina Lillqvist | Star: Erja Manto

Votes: 11

39. Kuningas kulkureitten (1953)

80 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.1
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Director: Roland af Hällström | Stars: Tuija Halonen, Paavo Hyttilä, Leena Häkinen, Ekke Hämäläinen

Votes: 24

40. Kuisma ja Helinä (1951)

91 min | Drama

4.5
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Director: Ilmari Unho | Stars: Rita Elmgren, Eino Kaipainen, Uljas Kandolin, Elina Kolehmainen

Votes: 15

41. Valtiopeli 1863 (2013 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary, Drama, History

5.9
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Director: Atro Lahtela | Stars: Arttu Kapulainen, Ilkka Koivula, Kai Vaine, Maija Rissanen

Votes: 7

42. Antti Puuhaara (1976)

107 min | Drama

5.7
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Directors: Katariina Lahti, Heikki Partanen, Riitta Rautoma | Stars: Markku Blomqvist, Pertti Hilkamo, Maritta Viitamäki, Eero Melasniemi

Votes: 18

43. Yhdeksän tapaa lähestyä Helsinkiä (1982)

62 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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Directors: Jörn Donner, Pirjo Honkasalo, Pekka Lehto | Stars: Jörn Donner, Tuija Halonen, Urho Kekkonen, Seppo Marin

Votes: 49

44. Mannerheim ja Pietari (2003 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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Documentary about C.G.E. Mannerheim's relation to St. Petersburg where he lived for 30 years from 1887 to 1917.

Director: Arvo Tuominen | Stars: Jesse Ristilä, Arvo Tuominen, Aleksandr Pozdnyakov, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 7

45. Miksi en puhu venäjää (1993)

110 min | Documentary

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Director: Kristiina Schulgin | Stars: Georg Dolivo, Severin Dolivo, Pekka Milonoff, Juri Derjabin

47. Keisareittemme jäljillä (2009– )

Documentary, History

7.8
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Votes: 8

48. Sivullisena Suomessa (1983)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Antti Peippo | Star: Markku Blomqvist

49. Solovetski elämän ja kuoleman luostari (1995 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, History

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Director: Arvo Ahlroos | Stars: Heikki Kirkinen, Patriarch Alexiy II

50. Mannerheim - Jörn Donnerin kertomana (2010– )
Episode: Osa 1 (2011)

58 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Jörn Donner | Stars: Carl-Kristian Rundman, Vladimir Putin, Gustaf Mannerheim, Alexander Kerensky