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1. Happiness (1935)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

A hapless loser (with the surname of Loser) undergoes misadventures with avaracious clergy, a tired horse, and a walking granary (among other things) on his road to collectivized happiness.

Director: Aleksandr Medvedkin | Stars: Pyotr Zinovyev, Yelena Yegorova, Nikolay Cherkasov, Mikhail Gipsi

Votes: 847

3. Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998)

Not Rated | 147 min | Comedy, Drama

Military doctor General Klenski is arrested in Stalin's Russia in 1953 during an anti-Semitic political campaign accused of being a participant in so-called "doctors' plot".

Director: Aleksey German | Stars: Yuriy Tsurilo, Nina Ruslanova, Mikhail Dementyev, Aleksandr Bashirov

Votes: 1,240

5. Strogiy yunosha (1935)

100 min | Drama

The characters debate the role of free love and free will within the Soviet social and political economy.

Director: Abram Room | Stars: Dmitri Dorlyak, Olga Zhizneva, Yuri Yuryev, Maksim Shtraukh

Votes: 164

6. Courier (1986)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The story of a teenager boy in times of the comunism fall in the Soviet Union.

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov | Stars: Fyodor Dunayevsky, Anastasiya Nemolyaeva, Oleg Basilashvili, Inna Churikova

Votes: 2,615

7. The Cigarette Girl of Mosselprom (1924)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Romance

As she works in her tedious office job, Maria Ivanovna dreams about being married, and she has particular hopes that her co-worker Nikodim Mityushin will take an interest in her. Nikodim, ... See full summary »

Director: Yuri Zhelyabuzhsky | Stars: Yuliya Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky, Anna Dmokhovskaya, Nikolai Tsereteli

Votes: 121

8. Nine Days of One Year (1962)

111 min | Drama

Two young scientists are exploring new fields of nuclear physics. Dmitry Gusev and Ilya Kulikov are good friends, but rivals in love. Dmitry marries Lyolya and they live happily together. ... See full summary »

Director: Mikhail Romm | Stars: Aleksey Batalov, Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Tatyana Lavrova, Nikolai Plotnikov

Votes: 853

9. Come and See (1985)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, War

After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.

Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas

Votes: 43,328

10. Stalker (1979)

Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko

Votes: 97,552 | Gross: $0.23M

11. Andrei Rublev (1966)

R | 205 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko, Nikolay Sergeev

Votes: 38,723 | Gross: $0.10M

12. Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1944)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History

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.

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

Votes: 8,156

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

TV-G | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

An ordinary Soviet building manager, living in the 20th century, is extremely similar to a Tsar of All Rus' - Ivan IV the Terrible (1530-1584). He would never learn about it, but one day his neighbor created a time machine.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Yuriy Yakovlev, Leonid Kuravlyov, Aleksandr Demyanenko, Saveliy Kramarov

Votes: 13,298

14. Alexander Nevsky (1938)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Biography, Drama

The story of how a great Russian prince led a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights.

Directors: Sergei M. Eisenstein, Dmitriy Vasilev | Stars: Nikolay Cherkasov, Nikolai Okhlopkov, Andrei Abrikosov, Dmitriy Orlov

Votes: 9,616

15. Viy (1967)

77 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.

Directors: Konstantin Ershov, Georgiy Kropachyov | Stars: Leonid Kuravlyov, Natalya Varley, Aleksey Glazyrin, Nikolay Kutuzov

Votes: 4,601

16. Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958)

Not Rated | 88 min | Biography, History

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.

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

Votes: 6,102

17. Konflikt (1983)

7 min | Animation, Short, War

Film characters are ordinary matches. Quarrel that flared up over a trifle turns into a real battle, in which both hostile parties perished.

Director: Garri Bardin

Votes: 293

18. October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1927)

95 min | Drama, History

In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the decrees of peace and of land in ... See full summary »

Directors: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Boris Livanov, Nikolay Popov, Vasili Nikandrov, Layaschenko

Votes: 6,284

19. Cloud-Paradise (1990)

79 min | Comedy, Drama

Early Sunday morning in a small Soviet town. Loitering in idleness, Kolya is hanging around and bothering the townsfolk with goofy talk. As no-one shares his enthusiasm, he decides to visit... See full summary »

Director: Nikolay Dostal | Stars: Andrey Zhigalov, Sergey Batalov, Irina Rozanova, Alla Kliouka

Votes: 508

20. Alyoshkina lyubov (1960)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young, shy geologist falls in love with a girl from the local train station. Once in a day she comes out to turn a railroad switch. And once in a day he travels there just to take a quick glance at her.

Directors: Georgi Shchukin, Semyon Tumanov | Stars: Leonid Bykov, Aleksandra Zavyalova, Aleksey Gribov, Yuri Belov

Votes: 140

21. Island (1973)

10 min | Animation, Short

A castaway is interrogated by Interpol, conquered by an imperialist ship, loses his lone palm tree to greedy loggers, is consoled by a missionary who promptly abandons him, is thoroughly examined by scientists, and harassed by journalists.

Director: Fyodor Khitruk | Star: Elena Chepoy

Votes: 374

22. Yagodka lyubvi (1926)

27 min | Comedy, Short

Jean, the hairdresser, is flabbergasted: what is that baby his girlfriend Lisa has put in his arms out of the blue? The fruit of love? Out of the question. From that moment on, the ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Maryan Krushelnitsky, Margarita Barskaya, Dmitriy Kapka, Ivan Zamychkovsky

Votes: 100

23. The Fall of Berlin (1950)

167 min | Drama, War

Surrounded by a few party officials, Alexei Ivanov, a stakhanovist smelter, is decorated by Stalin. The "Little Father of the Peoples" takes this opportunity to invoke threats of war.... ... See full summary »

Director: Mikheil Chiaureli | Stars: Mikheil Gelovani, Boris Andreyev, Vladimir Savelev, Marina Kovalyova

Votes: 350

24. July Rain (1967)

107 min | Drama

Lena is about to marry when she finds out her fiance is a bad person. After leaving him, she seeks for a sense in her life through adventures with artists who are also searching their own identity. When raining, she meets Zhenya.

Director: Marlen Khutsiev | Stars: Evgeniya Uralova, Aleksandr Belyavskiy, Yuriy Vizbor, Evgeniya Kozyreva

Votes: 672

25. Assassin of the Tsar (1991)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, History

A patient in a modern day mental institution believes that he is the man who assassinated Tsar Alexander in 1881 and Tsar Nicolas II in 1918. He and his doctor soon slip out of reality and ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Oleg Yankovskiy, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Yuriy Sherstnyov

Votes: 653

26. Chapayev (1934)

93 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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. Chapaev is an uneducated peasant and a ... See full summary »

Directors: Sergey Vasilev, Georgi Vasilyev | Stars: Boris Babochkin, Leonid Kmit, Varvara Myasnikova, Boris Blinov

Votes: 1,018

27. Fate of a Man (1959)

103 min | Drama, War

The story of a man (Andrey Sokolov) whose life was ruthlessly crippled by World War II. His wife and daughters were killed during the bombing of his village, he spent some time as a ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Pavel Boriskin, Zinaida Kirienko, Pavel Volkov

Votes: 2,371

28. Welcome, or No Trespassing (1964)

74 min | Comedy, Family

A satirical comedy about the excessive restrictions that children face during their vacation in a Young Pioneer camp.

Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Evgeniy Evstigneev, Arina Aleynikova, Ilya Rutberg, Lidiya Smirnova

Votes: 2,110

29. My Friend Ivan Lapshin (1985)

100 min | Drama

Russian provincial town in the middle of the 1930s Stalin's Great Purge. Ivan Lapshin, the head of the local police, does what he has to do. And he does it well.

Director: Aleksey German | Stars: Andrei Boltnev, Nina Ruslanova, Andrey Mironov, Aleksey Zharkov

Votes: 1,728

30. Sedmoy sputnik (1968)

89 min | Drama, War

The film is set in St. Petersburg, Russia after the Russian revolution of 1917. Based on the eponymous book by Boris Lavrenev. Maj. General Yevgeni Pavlovich Adamov (Popov) was a lawyer in ... See full summary »

Directors: Grigori Aronov, Aleksey German | Stars: Andrei Popov, Aleksandr Anisimov, Georgiy Shtil, Pyotr Chernov

Votes: 369

31. The Path (1988)

31 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

A starship crashed on an uninhabitate planet and its crew had to abandon it. Years later the survivors and their children try to return to the ship and send a distress signal. But for that ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Tarasov | Stars: Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Vasiliy Livanov, Aleksandr Pashutin, Alla Pokrovskaya

Votes: 276

32. Here There Be Tygers (1989)

10 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

Set in the future, a rocket ship from Earth travels to a far universe and touches down on an unknown planet with a mission to exploit its natural resources. However, this is planet is like no other, it seems to be alive.

Director: Vladimir Samsonov | Stars: Aleksey Borzunov, Vsevolod Larionov, Yuriy Puzyryov, Rogvold Sukhoverko

Votes: 96

33. Budet laskovyy dozhd (1984)

10 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

Animated Film based on Ray Bradbury's novel "The Martian Chronicles", on the short story called "There Will Come Soft Rains..."

Director: Nozim To'laho'jayev

Votes: 318

34. Ograblenie po... (1978)

20 min | Animation, Short

A cartoon composed of four parts, parodying "classical" gangster and criminal movies of four countries: robbery American style, French style, Italian style and Russian style. All cartoon characters resemble real movie stars of 50th and 60th.

Director: Efim Gamburg | Stars: G. Germanetto, Gleb Morozov, Vsevolod Larionov, Aleksandr Baranov

Votes: 418

35. Vstrecha (1984)

10 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

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Director: Mikhail Titov

Votes: 9

36. Strashnaya mest (1987)

20 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

An adaptation of the short story by Nikolai Gogol of the same name.

Director: Mikhail Titov | Star: M. Litvin

Votes: 23

37. Kontrakt (1985)

10 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

Bearded contract employee goes on a "giant bouquet of flowers" planet and prefers friendship with the robot because all inhabitants are creepy psychos.

Director: Vladimir Tarasov | Stars: Boris Ivanov, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Vasiliy Livanov, Evgeniy Steblov

Votes: 34

38. Wow, a Talking Fish! (1983)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A poor fisherman catches a talking fish, upon releasing it he summons a shape-shifting wizard by mistake.

Director: Robert Sahakyants | Stars: A. Belozorovich, Valeri Plotnikov, Artyom Karapetyan, Irina Kartashyova

Votes: 544

39. Contact (1978)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A man walking on the fields encounters a shapeshifting alien visitor from outer space.

Director: Vladimir Tarasov

Votes: 372

40. Oblomov (1980)

Unrated | 140 min | Comedy, Drama, History

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, Yuriy Bogatyryov, Elena Solovey, Andrei Popov

Votes: 1,802

41. Bez svideteley (1983)

95 min | Drama, Romance

Without Witness is an unflinchingly intimate and wickedly plotted two-actor tour de force pitting a divorced couple against each other and themselves.

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Irina Kupchenko, Mikhail Ulyanov, Eduard Artemev

Votes: 427

42. Five Evenings (1979)

103 min | Drama, Romance

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.

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Lyudmila Gurchenko, Stanislav Lyubshin, Valentina Telichkina, Larisa Kuznetsova

Votes: 913

43. An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano (1977)

103 min | Drama

Early in the 20th century, family and friends gather at the country estate of a general's widow, Anna Petrovna. Sofia, the new wife of Anna's step-son, recognizes Misha, the brother-in-law ... See full summary »

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Aleksandr Kalyagin, Elena Solovey, Evgeniya Glushenko, Antonina Shuranova

Votes: 2,650

44. At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among His Own (1974)

97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Set during the Civil War between the Reds and the Whites that followed the 1917 revolution in Russia

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Yuriy Bogatyryov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Sergey Shakurov, Aleksandr Kalyagin

Votes: 2,385

45. Experiments in the Revival of Organisms (1940)

20 min | Documentary, Short

This film shows experiments preformed by Soviet scientists reviving the lungs, heart, and even the head of dead dogs.

Director: D.I. Yashin | Stars: S.S. Bryukhonenko, Walter B. Cannon, J.B.S. Haldane

Votes: 131

46. Walking the Streets of Moscow (1964)

78 min | Comedy, Romance

Young Siberian writer Volodya meets Kolya in the Moscow metro in his visit to a famous author. Volodya and Kolya's friend Sasha adventure their love interests in their own way, while Kolya sets out to help them.

Director: Georgiy Daneliya | Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Aleksei Loktev, Galina Polskikh, Evgeniy Steblov

Votes: 2,129

47. The Republic of ShKID (1966)

G | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Gang boys from the streets of St. Petersburg, Russia are being tamed and educated at SHKID - Dostoevsky School.

Director: Gennadi Poloka | Stars: Sergey Yurskiy, Yuliya Burygina, Pavel Luspekayev, Aleksandr Melnikov

Votes: 805

48. Hedgehog in the Fog (1975)

11 min | Animation, Short

A little hedgehog, on the way to visit his friend the bear, gets lost in thick fog, where horses, dogs and even falling leaves take on a terrifying new aspect.

Director: Yuri Norstein | Stars: Vyacheslav Nevinnyy, Mariya Vinogradova, Aleksey Batalov

Votes: 5,691