Catherine the Great in movies

by sofiaponomareva | created - 28 May 2013 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

Empress Catherine II of Russia in movies. Императрица Екатерина II Великая в фильмах.

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1. Knyazhna Tarakanova (1910)

18 min | Short, Drama, History

During the reign of Russia's Empress Ekaterina II (Catherine the Great), Count Orlov writes a letter to the Empress, denouncing Princess Tarakanova as a traitor and a would-be usurper. On ... See full summary »

Directors: Kai Hansen, Maurice Maître | Stars: V. Mikulina, N. Aleksandrova, Nikolai Vekov, S. Lazarev

Votes: 62

Possibly the 1st movie featuring Catherine II. Love triangle between Orlov, empress and pretender Tarakanova.

Actress: N. Pogorelskaya

4. Forbidden Paradise (1924)

76 min | Comedy

Forbidden Paradise is a 1924 American silent drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by German film director Ernst Lubitsch. The ... See full summary »

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Pola Negri, Adolphe Menjou, Rod La Rocque, Pauline Starke

Votes: 98 | Gross: $0.25M

Actress: Pola Negri

Denis Fonvizin's play Nedorosl. Empress in episode.

Actress - Nadezhda Borskaya

6. The Chess Player (1927)

135 min | Drama, Fantasy

In 1776, an inventor conceals a Polish nobleman in his chess-playing automaton, a machine whose fame leads it to the court of the Russian empress.

Director: Raymond Bernard | Stars: Pierre Blanchar, Charles Dullin, Édith Jéhanne, Camille Bert

Votes: 241

Henry Dupuis-Mazuel's novel about the Mechanical Turk. Proud Polish inventor vs. capricious and cruel Empress.

Actress: Marcelle Charles Dullin

Actress: Suzanne Bianchetti

9. The Rise of Catherine the Great (1934)

95 min | Biography, Drama

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: 503

Based on the play The Czarina by Lajos Biró and Melchior Lengyel.

Actress: Elisabeth Bergner

10. The Scarlet Empress (1934)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

A German noblewoman enters into a loveless marriage with the dim-witted, unstable heir to the Russian throne, then plots to oust him from power.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser

Votes: 4,973

Actress: Marlene Dietrich

Grotesque

11. Pugachev (1937)

93 min | Biography, Drama

Emelian Pugachev pretends to be Czar Peter III and leads an uprising against Catherine. His Cossack-Bashkir army has some success, and the people in the territory believe him to be the Czar... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Petrov-Bytov | Stars: Konstantin Skorobogatov, Kasim Mukhutdinov, Yakov Malyutin, Vladimir Gardin

Votes: 6

Actress - Anna Panova

12. Le joueur d'échecs (1938)

70 min | Drama

A toymaker in Poland specializes in building lifesize mechanical men. He builds a chess-playing "automaton" to hide a pretty young Polish activist who is being hunted by occupying Russian forces.

Director: Jean Dréville | Stars: Françoise Rosay, Conrad Veidt, Bernard Lancret, Micheline Francey

Votes: 31

Henry Dupuis-Mazuel's novel about the Mechanical Turk. Proud Polish inventor vs. capricious and cruel Empress.

Actress: Françoise Rosay

Operetta. Author Semen Gulak-Artemovskiy

Actress - L. Biberovich

14. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy

This lavish, impudent, adult fairy tale takes the viewer from 18th-century Braunschweig to St. Petersburg, Constantinople, Venice, and then to the moon using ingenious special effects, stunning location shooting.

Director: Josef von Báky | Stars: Hans Albers, Wilhelm Bendow, Michael Bohnen, Hans Brausewetter

Votes: 1,634

Actress: Brigitte Horney

15. A Royal Scandal (1945)

Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, History

In 18th century Russia,the naive and idealistic lieutenant Chernov meets Empress Catherine the Great who becomes infatuated with him and appoints him Chief of the Imperial Guard.

Directors: Otto Preminger, Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Coburn, Anne Baxter, William Eythe

Votes: 760

Based on the play The Czarina by Lajos Biró and Melchior Lengyel.

Actress: Tallulah Bankhead

A. Pushkin novel "The Captain's Daughter". Empress in episode

Actress - Olga Solbelli

17. Great Catherine (1948 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

An English officer must cope with the wiles of Catherine the Great.

Director: Fred Coe | Stars: Gertrude Lawrence, Cathleen Cordell, Micheál MacLiammóir, George Matthews

Bernard Shaw's play (satiric)

Actress: Gertrude Lawrence

18. Shadow of the Eagle (1950)

93 min | Drama

Count Orlof, one of Catherine of Russia's many overnight favourites, travels to Venice on her behalf to abduct Elizabeth Tarakanova who has been laying claim to the throne from the Crimea. ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Richard Greene, Valentina Cortese, Greta Gynt, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 49

Princess Tarakanova's story

Actress: Binnie Barnes

19. Admiral Ushakov (1953)

108 min | Biography, Drama, History

Historical epic about the legendary Russian naval commander of the 18th century, admiral Fyodor Ushakov, and his fight for Crimea during the Russo-Turkish War.

Director: Mikhail Romm | Stars: Ivan Pereverzev, Boris Livanov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Vladimir Druzhnikov

Votes: 140

Naval officer's story

Actress: Olga Zhiznyeva

20. Wednesday Theatre (1952– )
Episode: Great Catherine (1953)

Drama

An English officer must cope with the wily Russian Empress.

Stars: Dorothy Alison, Peter Copley, Peter Diamond, James Drake

Life of 19th century composer. Empress in episode.

Actress - Anna Lisyanskaya

Bernard Shaw's play (satiric)

Actress: Sydney Sturgess

23. Tempest (1958)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure

A young officer in the army of Empress Catherine of Russia is on his way to his new duty station at a remote outpost. During a blinding snowstorm he comes upon a stranger who was caught in ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Silvana Mangano, Van Heflin, Viveca Lindfors, Geoffrey Horne

Votes: 165

A. Pushkin novel "The Captain's Daughter". Empress in episode

Actress: Viveca Lindfors

24. Kapitanskaya dochka (1958)

78 min | Drama

This literary adaptation focuses on the life of a rebellious young man in Tsarist Russia.

Director: Vladimir Kaplunovskiy | Stars: Iya Arepina, Oleg Strizhenov, Vladimir Dorofeyev, Sergei Lukyanov

Votes: 68

A. Pushkin novel "The Captain's Daughter". Empress in episode

25. John Paul Jones (1959)

126 min | Action, Biography, History

The career of Revolutionary War naval hero from his youth in Scotland through his service to Catherine the Great of Russia.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Stack, Marisa Pavan, Charles Coburn, Erin O'Brien

Votes: 825

Naval officer's story

Actress: Bette Davis

26. The Night Before Christmas (1962)

66 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Surreal Soviet-era Christmas fantasy movie.

Director: Aleksandr Rou | Stars: Aleksandr Khvylya, L. Myznikova, Yuri Tavrov, Lyudmila Khityaeva

Votes: 957

Nikolay Gogol's cossack tale. Empress in episode.

27. Catherine of Russia (1963)

105 min | Drama, History

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: 75

Actress: Hildegard Knef

A. Pushkin novel "The Captain's Daughter". Empress in episode

29. Great Catherine (1968)

G | 99 min | Comedy

Slapstick comedy based on the play by George Bernard Shaw. A stiff English officer, captain Charles Edstaston (Peter O'Toole), and his fiancée Claire arrive in St. Petersburg. Edstaston is ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Zero Mostel, Jeanne Moreau, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 235

Bernard Shaw's play (satiric)

Actress: Jeanne Moreau

30. Propala hramota (1972)

79 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A Soviet musical-tragicomedy film by Dovzhenko Film Studios in Kiev. The movie is considered a pearl of Soviet and Ukrainian cinema. The film is based on the novella by Nikolay Gogol.

Director: Boris Ivchenko | Stars: Ivan Mykolaichuk, Lidiya Belozyorova, Fyodor Strigun, Zemfira Tsakhilova

Votes: 518

Nikolay Gogol's cossack tale. Empress in episode.

31. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Karen Black/John Prine (1976)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

The host for the episode is Karen Black, and the musical guest is John Prine. The skits for this episode are as follows: Chevy Chase returns after his injury and is pushed out of his ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Wilson, Gary Weis, Walter Williams | Stars: Karen Black, John Prine, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi

Votes: 65

Russian movie about Cossack revolt

Actress: Vija Artmane

34. Mikhaylo Lomonosov (1986– )

663 min | Biography, Drama, History

A biographical epic about the legendary Russian scientist, historian, linguist and writer Mikhailo Lomonosov and his lifelong search for truth.

Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Viktor Stepanov, Boris Belyakov, Olegar Fedoro

Votes: 272

Scientist' life. Empress in episode.

Actress - Kathrin Kohi

35. Katharina und ihre wilden Hengste, Teil 1 - Katharina, die nackte Zarin (1983)

97 min | Adult

The film takes place in Russia in 1775. Catherine the Great is ruler and stands at the height of her power. The ruler, however, is more concerned with the sexual activity of her court than ... See full summary »

Director: Klaus König | Stars: Uschi Karnat, Werner Singh, Jean-Paul Blondeau, Angela Fellini

Votes: 102

Porno

36. Katharina und ihre wilden Hengste, Teil 2 - Katharina, die Sadozarin (1985 Video)

82 min | Adult

The film takes place in Russia in 1775. Catherine the Great is ruler and stands at the height of her power. The ruler, however, is more concerned with the sexual activity of her court than ... See full summary »

Director: Klaus König | Stars: Sandra Atia, Sascha Atzenbeck, Jean-Paul Blondeau, Carmen Chevalier

Votes: 25

Porno

Actress - Valentina Azovskaya

38. Ono (1990)

124 min | Comedy, Drama, History

The bureaucratic epos on dialogues and M.E.Saltykova-Shchedrina's plots, life of the city of Glupov led by petty tyrants - city's mayors.

Director: Sergei Ovcharov | Stars: Rolan Bykov, Natalya Gundareva, Svetlana Kryuchkova, Elena Sanaeva

Votes: 181

Saltikov-Schedrin's Tale of one city. Episode

Actress - Svetlana Kruchkova

39. Young Catherine (1991 TV Movie)

Unrated | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Plummer, Franco Nero, Marthe Keller

Votes: 843

Actress: Julia Ormond

Great Russian movie. Princess Tarakanova's story - about love triangle.

Actress: Svetlana Kryuchkova

41. Vivat, gardemariny! (1991)

140 min | Adventure, History, Romance

In the second movie the Naval Cadets are guarding the princess coming from Germany to marry a Russian prince.

Director: Svetlana Druzhinina | Stars: Dmitriy Kharatyan, Sergey Zhigunov, Mikhail Mamaev, Lyudmila Gurchenko

Votes: 543

Russian adventure movie about 18th-century young officers.

Actress: Christina Orbakaite

Japan saylors lost in Russia.

Actress: Marina Vlady

Movie about actress Praskovya Zhemchugova. Empress in episode.

Actress - Lydia Fedoseeva-Shukshina

44. Catherine the Great (1996 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, History

Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great.

Directors: Marvin J. Chomsky, John Goldsmith | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul McGann, Ian Richardson, Brian Blessed

Votes: 1,082

Actress: Catherine Zeta-Jones

Petr Chaykovsky's opera. Empress in episode

Russian movie about Cossack revolt. A. Pushkin novel "The Captain's Daughter". Empress in episode

Actress: Olga Antonova

47. Russkiy kovcheg (2002)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

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: 16,716 | Gross: $0.04M

Russian movie. 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.

Actress: Mariya Kuznetsova

48. Catherine the Great (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama

Drama documentary reconstructing the life and times of Catherine the Great of Russia.

Directors: Paul Burgess, John-Paul Davidson | Stars: Emily Bruni, Diana Dumbrava, Dan Chiriac, Claudiu Bleont

Votes: 136

Actress: Emily Bruni

49. Empress of Ambition (2006 TV Movie)

92 min | Documentary

The story of how Catherine the Great rose from the fringes of nobility to become Empress of Russia.

Director: Don Campbell | Stars: Simon Sebag Montefiore, Nicholas Schatzki, Douglas Smith, Cynthia Whittaker

Votes: 11

50. La figlia del capitano (2012 TV Movie)

Drama, History, Romance