Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet movies

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1. Leto (2018)

126 min | Biography, Music, Romance

69 Metascore

A love triangle emerges around a rock and roll musician, his protege and his wife in 1980s Russia.

Director: Kirill Serebrennikov | Stars: Teo Yoo, Irina Starshenbaum, Roman Bilyk, Anton Adasinsky

Votes: 4,037

2. Dovlatov (2018)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama

68 Metascore

The film actions unfold in 1971, telling about the four days of life of famous writer Sergei Dovlatov. The film raises the eternal issue of the Russian and European culture - the issue of moral choice.

Director: Aleksey German Jr. | Stars: Milan Maric, Danila Kozlovsky, Helena Sujecka, Artur Beschastny

Votes: 1,351

5. How Viktor 'The Garlic' Took Alexey 'The Stud' to the Nursing Home (2017)

90 min | Crime, Drama

Hoping to claim his newly vacated apartment, a young man travels across Russia with his aging gangster father to admit him into a nursing home.

Director: Aleksandr Khant | Stars: Evgeniy Tkachuk, Aleksey Serebryakov, Andrey Smirnov, Nataliya Vdovina

Votes: 2,006 | Gross: $0.00M

6. Middleground (2017)

91 min | Drama, Romance

She's always sitting there with her husband. He's always getting up to take a meeting. The other man always comes and sits, the stranger, who always insists on his account of their past affair, and every time he does, it's more convincing.

Director: Alisa Khazanova | Stars: Marisa Ryan, Noah Huntley, Rob Campbell, Chris Beetem

Votes: 106

7. Arrhythmia (2017)

116 min | Drama

A paramedic devoted to his patients struggles to make time for his wife who begins to believe his patients are more important to him than she is.

Director: Boris Khlebnikov | Stars: Aleksandr Yatsenko, Irina Gorbacheva, Nikolay Shrayber, Maksim Lagashkin

Votes: 3,544

8. A Gentle Creature (2017)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, Mystery

78 Metascore

A woman lives in a small village in Russia. One day she receives the parcel she sent to her husband, serving a sentence in prison. Confused and angered, she sets out to find why her package was returned to sender.

Director: Sergey Loznitsa | Stars: Liya Akhedzhakova, Valeriu Andriuta, Boris Kamorzin, Roza Khayrullina

Votes: 1,644

9. Closeness (2017)

118 min | Drama

In the late-1990s squalid town of Nalchik, a poor young Jewish couple is kidnapped and a grievous ransom is demanded, as bitter resentments and cruel dilemmas come to light, magnifying the small community's grave predicament.

Director: Kantemir Balagov | Stars: Atrem Cipin, Olga Dragunova, Veniamin Kac, Anna Levit

Votes: 1,653

10. Loveless (2017)

R | 127 min | Drama

86 Metascore

A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Matvey Novikov, Marina Vasileva

Votes: 24,139 | Gross: $0.57M

11. Good Boy (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Contemporary Moscow. Ninth-grader Kolya falls in love with a beautiful young teacher at his high school. The most beautiful girl in the senior class falls in love with him. How will he make his way through this triangle?

Director: Oksana Karas | Stars: Semyon Treskunov, Ieva Andrejevaite, Anastasiya Bogatyreva, Vasiliy Butkevich

Votes: 658

12. My Killer (2016)

105 min | Crime, Mystery

A young detective in the Northern Russian region of Yakutia is dealing with a seemingly simple murder case. The investigation becomes a dangerous journey into the world of illegal mining and gold trafficking in which life has no value.

Director: Kostas Marsan | Stars: Vyacheslav Lavernov, Galina Tikhonova

Votes: 93

13. Eyo zvali Mumu (2016)

96 min | Drama

A young Russian woman, trying to make it in the big city, is hired for an off-the-books government operation, which involves seducing and later exposing a number of prominent political opposition figures.

Director: Vladimir Mirzoev | Stars: Evgeniy Buslakov, Irina Butanaeva, Pyotr Fyodorov, Elena Koreneva

Votes: 33

14. Zoology (2016)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

Middle-aged zoo worker Natasha still lives with her mother in a small coastal town. She is stuck and it seems that life has no surprises for her until one day - she grows a tail and turns her life around.

Director: Ivan I. Tverdovskiy | Stars: Masha Tokareva, Aleksandr Gorchilin, Natalya Pavlenkova, Irina Chipizhenko

Votes: 966

15. Collector (2016)

75 min | Drama, Thriller

Arthur is the best employee of a collecting firm. He's got a high income and a solid reputation among his colleagues. He risks losing it all at once because of a scandalous video that just ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey Krasovskiy | Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Polina Agureeva, Kseniya Buravskaya, Tatyana Lazareva

Votes: 2,037

16. The Student (2016)

Unrated | 118 min | Drama

76 Metascore

Contemporary Russia. A high school student becomes convinced that the world has been lost to evil, and begins to challenge the morals and beliefs of the adults around him.

Director: Kirill Serebrennikov | Stars: Pyotr Skvortsov, Viktoriya Isakova, Yuliya Aug, Aleksandr Gorchilin

Votes: 3,985 | Gross: $0.00M

17. Rag Union (2015)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

A group of friends founded a group and struggles to find an ideology for it.

Director: Mikhail Mestetskiy | Stars: Vasiliy Butkevich, Pavel Chinaryov, Andrey Kryzhniy, Fyodor Lavrov

Votes: 418

18. The Land of Oz (2015)

100 min | Comedy

New Year in Russian - controlled and ruthless element. While residents preparing for a major national holiday, Lenka Shabadinova works at kiosk till midnight. She does not even know that ... See full summary »

Director: Vasiliy Sigarev | Stars: Yana Troyanova, Yuriy Kutsenko, Andrey Ilenkov, Aleksandr Bashirov

Votes: 1,121

19. Parallelnye pryamye peresekayutsya v beskonechnosti (2015)

75 min | Drama, Thriller

Sasha is stalking a man. They seem to have a common past, which Sasha can't let go. This leads her into dark territory. For he is an uncompromising photographer, who is obsessively trying ... See full summary »

Director: Lika Alekseeva | Stars: Anna Tsukanova-Kott, Egor Koreshkov, Aleksandr Grabbe, Mariya Krylova

Votes: 24

20. Orlean (I) (2015)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Orléans is a typical provincial Russian town on the banks of a salt lake called Yarovoye. The town is 'steeped in evil'. But it isn't some great evil. This evil is of a banal and everyday ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Proshkin | Stars: Elena Lyadova, Viktor Sukhorukov, Vitaliy Khaev, Oleg Yagodin

Votes: 575

21. Corrections Class (2014)

98 min | Drama

Lena is a bright, disabled girl who, after years spent studying at home, is keen to get back to school. She is assigned to a special class for disabled pupils who have to present themselves... See full summary »

Director: Ivan I. Tverdovskiy | Stars: Mariya Poezzhaeva, Filipp Avdeev, Nikita Kukushkin, Olga Lapshina

Votes: 889

22. Leviathan (2014)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama

92 Metascore

In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Roman Madyanov, Vladimir Vdovichenkov

Votes: 43,773 | Gross: $1.09M

23. The Geographer Drank His Globe Away (2013)

Not Rated | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

The ordinary troubles of the ordinary teacher in the ordinary class during the ordinary midlife crisis.

Director: Aleksandr Veledinskiy | Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Elena Lyadova, Aleksandr Robak, Evgenia Brik

Votes: 4,008

24. Hard to Be a God (2013)

Not Rated | 177 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

A group of scientists are sent to the planet Arkanar to help the local civilization, which is in the Medieval phase of its own history, to find the right path to progress. Their task is a ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey German | Stars: Leonid Yarmolnik, Aleksandr Chutko, Yuriy Tsurilo, Evgeniy Gerchakov

Votes: 4,121

25. Rol (2013)

132 min | Drama, History

"The Role" is about a brilliant actor in revolutionary Russia who takes on the greatest role of his life -- the role of another man. Influenced by the ideas of symbolism and the Silver Age,... See full summary »

Director: Konstantin Lopushanskiy | Stars: Aleksandr Efremov, Anna Geller, Yuriy Itskov, Maria Järvenhelmi

Votes: 286

26. Intimate Parts (2013)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

"Intimate Parts" is an ironic melodrama about middle-class Muscovites. Each of them has a personal secret, hidden from others - the "intimate part". The main character, a scandalous ... See full summary »

Directors: Aleksey Chupov, Natalya Merkulova | Stars: Yuri Kolokolnikov, Yuliya Aug, Olesya Sudzilovskaya, Ekaterina Shcheglova

Votes: 570

27. A Long and Happy Life (2013)

77 min | Drama

Sascha lives in a village on the Kola Peninsular in northern Russia and dedicatedly manages what is left of an old collective farm. He gets on well with his farm workers who respect him and tolerate his clandestine love-affair with Anya.

Director: Boris Khlebnikov | Stars: Aleksandr Yatsenko, Anna Kotova, Vladimir Korobeynikov, Sergey Nasedkin

Votes: 409

28. In the Fog (2012)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, History, War

78 Metascore

Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces impossible moral choice.

Director: Sergey Loznitsa | Stars: Vladimir Svirskiy, Vladislav Abashin, Sergey Kolesov, Nikita Peremotov

Votes: 2,712 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Ya tozhe khochu (2012)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

Sanja the Bandit after a particularly vicious shootout, stumbles into the musician Oleg at the local banya. Following a retelling of a semi-mythological story, the pair decide to make a pilgrimage to a "bell-tower of happiness".

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Aleksandr Mosin, Oleg Garkusha, Yuriy Matveev, Alisa Shitikova

Votes: 1,377

31. Zhila-byla odna baba (2011)

150 min | Drama

A chronicle of the life of an illiterate Russian peasant woman between 1909 and 1921, focusing on her private life and major historic events in the country.

Director: Andrey Smirnov | Stars: Darya Ekamasova, Nina Ruslanova, Vladislav Abashin, Roman Madyanov

Votes: 693

32. Faust (III) (2011)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

65 Metascore

A despairing scholar sells his soul to Satan in exchange for one night with a beautiful young woman.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Johannes Zeiler, Anton Adasinsky, Isolda Dychauk, Georg Friedrich

Votes: 4,774 | Gross: $0.06M

33. Atlantika (2011)

7 min | Short, Drama

On April 15, 1912, Jack L., radio operator on a military vessel, reported an SOS signal from the Titanic. He was ordered by command control not to reveal this information. Later in ... See full summary »

Director: Igor Voloshin | Stars: Marc Barbé, Denis Lavant, Egor Simonov

Votes: 19

34. Elena (2011)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

87 Metascore

When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten dutiful housewife Elena's potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan ...

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Nadezhda Markina, Andrey Smirnov, Aleksey Rozin, Elena Lyadova

Votes: 11,445 | Gross: $0.02M

35. Generation P (2011)

112 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

A chronicle of the rise of the advertising industry in Post-Soviet Russia.

Director: Victor Ginzburg | Stars: Vladimir Epifantsev, Mikhail Efremov, Andrey Fomin, Sergey Shnurov

Votes: 3,397 | Gross: $0.01M

36. The Stoker (2010)

87 min | Crime, Drama

The film, set in the mid 1990s outside of St. Petersburg, tells the story of an ethnic Yakut, Major Skryabin, a shell-shocked veteran of the Afghan-Soviet War, who works as a stoker.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Mikhail Skryabin, Yuriy Matveev, Aleksandr Mosin, Aida Tumutova

Votes: 1,626

37. The Edge (2010)

Not Rated | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In 1945, Soviet war hero Ignat is sent to work as a locomotive mechanic in a Siberian labor camp where he meets an assortment of Germans and Russians.

Director: Aleksey Uchitel | Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Anjorka Strechel, Yuliya Peresild, Sergey Garmash

Votes: 2,728

38. My Joy (2010)

Not Rated | 127 min | Adventure, Drama

78 Metascore

The story about a few days in the life of truck driver Georgi seems to be a never-ending nightmare, a spiral of violence and abuses of power. A man goes to work and on his way he is sucked ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Loznitsa | Stars: Viktor Nemets, Vladimir Golovin, Aleksey Vertkov, Dmitriy Gotsdiner

Votes: 2,039 | Gross: $0.01M

39. How I Ended This Summer (2010)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

74 Metascore

One place. One day. Two men. The place is a polar research station on an island in the Arctic Ocean, inhabited now only by Sergei and Pavel. One day when Sergei is out angling, Pavel picks up a radio message that he daren't communicate.

Director: Aleksey Popogrebskiy | Stars: Grigoriy Dobrygin, Sergey Puskepalis, Igor Chernevich, Artyom Tsukanov

Votes: 6,156 | Gross: $0.01M

40. Tambourine, Drum (2009)

105 min | Drama

Katya, 45 year old head of the library, falls in love with a sailor. However, he goes on Katie to her best friend. Having inherited from his father's apartment, Kate is ready to give it to ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey Mizgiryov | Stars: Natalya Negoda, Elena Lyadova, Dmitriy Kulichkov, Sergey Neudachin

Votes: 266

41. Crush (2009)

92 min | Romance

Five short love stories, which become a statement of the directors about love. A shoemaker, a reporter, a pavement hooker-in, a psychiatric patient and a young man released from prison are ... See full summary »

Directors: Pyotr Buslov, Aleksey German Jr., Boris Khlebnikov, Kirill Serebrennikov, Ivan Vyrypaev | Stars: Irina Butanaeva, Yuriy Chursin, Ivan Dobronravov, Aleksey Filimonov

Votes: 421

42. Wolfy (2009)

88 min | Drama

There are two of them: a mother and a girl. They have no names. And they are in a constant run. The mother runs away from the daughter in an attempt to start new life, and the girl runs ... See full summary »

Director: Vasiliy Sigarev | Stars: Polina Pluchek, Yana Troyanova, Veronika Lysakova, Marina Gapchenko

Votes: 898

43. Help Gone Mad (2009)

Not Rated | 119 min | Comedy

Kind and lazy Jenya comes to Moscow from small village in Belarus for earnings... Criminal incident unexpectedly separates Jenya from companions and leaves him alone without money and ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Khlebnikov | Stars: Evgeniy Sytyy, Sergey Dreyden, Anna Mikhalkova, Igor Chernevich

Votes: 368

44. Hipsters (2008)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

67 Metascore

Young people struggle to do things their way in the 1950s.

Director: Valeriy Todorovskiy | Stars: Anton Shagin, Oksana Akinshina, Evgenia Brik, Maksim Matveev

Votes: 4,027

45. Morphine (2008)

110 min | Drama

A drama that chronicles the civil war that raged after the 1917 Bolshevik revolution.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Leonid Bichevin, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Andrey Panin, Svetlana Pismichenko

Votes: 2,396

46. Cargo 200 (2007)

89 min | Drama, Thriller

A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer gone mad.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Agniya Kuznetsova, Aleksey Poluyan, Leonid Gromov, Aleksey Serebryakov

Votes: 6,733

47. Simple Things (2007)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

A dying actor asks a doctor to help him commit suicide in return for a masterpiece.

Director: Aleksey Popogrebskiy | Stars: Sergey Puskepalis, Leonid Bronevoy, Svetlana Kamynina, Dinara Kutuyeva

Votes: 409