Russia, Soviet Realismby angeliki_spatki | created - 14 Nov 2015 | updated - 08 Sep 2016 | Public
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1. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Not Rated | 66 min | Drama, History
In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel's officers. The resulting street demonstration in Odessa brings on a police massacre.
Votes: 46,755 | Gross: $0.05M
Russia soon after the beginning of revolution against Tsar's regime with battles begining in Odessa harbor on board of Potemkin battleship - by S.M. Eisenstein
2. 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 »
Facts that led in the revolution of October 1917, in Russia
3. 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.
A prince is leading his ragtag army to victory against invading Celtic knights - S.M. Eisenstein
4. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, War
Veronica plans a rendezvous with her lover, Boris, at the bank of river, only for him to be drafted into World War II shortly thereafter.
A WWII movie by Mijail Kalatozov
5. Quiet Flows the Don (1957)
PG | 330 min | Drama, War
A six-hour long epic (original director's cut) about the life of Don Cossacs in a village in southern Russia between 1912 and 1922. The leading character Grigori Melekhov is a rugged Cossac... See full summary »
A marvelous epic story about Don Cossacks soldiers and their dis-obeisance to the Reds. Also a wide fresco of Russian peasants during the civil-war - their habits, their life in very dramatic aspects. Cinematographic precise presentation of the world-known book of (one book writer but famous Michael Solohov, "Calm Don").
6. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance, War
As WWII and the German occupation ends, the Polish resistance and the Russian forces turn on each other in an attempt to take over leadership in Communist Poland.
Poland's resistants battle against German occupation during WWII by Andrzej Wajda
7. Letter Never Sent (1960)
Not Rated | 80 min | Adventure, Drama
Four geologists search for diamonds in the wilderness of Siberia.
Searching for diamonds in far and frozen Siberia
8. Soy Cuba (1964)
108 min | Drama, History, War
Four vignettes about the lives of the Cuban people set during the pre-revolutionary era.
Votes: 6,955 | Gross: $0.16M
Cuba before Fidel Castro and soon after by Mijail Kalatozov
9. Hamlet (1964)
Not Rated | 140 min | Drama
When the king of Denmark dies suddenly, his son, crown prince Hamlet, returns home to find that his uncle Claudius has usurped the throne and married Hamlet's recently widowed mother. Then, one night, Hamlet is visited by his father's ghost who commands him to avenge his murder at the hands of Claudius.
Hamlet's best performance by Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, also best on screen direction of Shakespear's play
10. Krylya (1966)
85 min | Drama
A fascinating and human portrayal of a once-famous fighter pilot and loyal Stalinist named Nadezhda Petrovna. Now a 41-year-old provincial schoolmistress, she has so internalized the ... See full summary »
Wings - A film about a not to be forgotten glorious past by a woman former aviator who became a simple schoolteacher.
11. King Lear (1971)
PG | 139 min | Drama
King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly ... See full summary »
12. The Ascent (1977)
111 min | Drama, War
In a freezing cold World War II winter, two pro-Soviet partisans - Sotnikov and Rybak - head off to find food for themselves and their compatriots. They find a goat at the home of a German ... See full summary »
The Ascent - A film about war surviving: Collaborate with the nazzis or keeping silent and lose life?