The 30 best russian(soviet) movies of all time!!!

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

TV-G | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

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

Votes: 12,496

2. Only Old Men Are Going to Battle (1974)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, War

Stunning WWII flying sequences as the Soviet Air Force battles the Luftwaffe. Veteran Russian pilots teach their new recruits about life, death & love. When the older men fly into battle, ... See full summary »

Director: Leonid Bykov | Stars: Leonid Bykov, Sergei Podgornyj, Sergei Ivanov, Rustam Sagdullaev

Votes: 3,558

3. Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)

PG | 150 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions. Different careers. And big late love.

Director: Vladimir Menshov | Stars: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Raisa Ryazanova

Votes: 9,549 | Gross: $2.50M

4. Belyy Bim Chernoe ukho (1977)

PG | 182 min | Drama

A white dog called Bim is looking for its owner. It encounters all kinds of people and situations.

Director: Stanislav Rostotskiy | Stars: Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Valentina Vladimirova, Mikhail Dadyko, Ivan Ryzhov

Votes: 1,519

5. Love and Lies (1981)

90 min | Drama, Romance

A movie about two high school kids who meet in class and fall madly in love with each other. Unfortunately, His father and her mother had a history of their own between them which creates ... See full summary »

Director: Ilya Frez | Stars: Tatyana Aksyuta, Nikita Mikhaylovsky, Elena Solovey, Irina Miroshnichenko

Votes: 1,085

6. A Cruel Romance (1984)

142 min | Drama, History, Romance

A bitter story about tender love and its cruel betrayal set in the Russia of 19th century.

Director: Eldar Ryazanov | Stars: Alisa Freyndlikh, Larisa Guzeeva, Nikita Mikhalkov, Andrey Myagkov

Votes: 2,708

7. Bumer (2003)

110 min | Crime, Drama

Corrupted cops, street gangs, "bratki" on "bummers" and "merins", angry truck drivers, beautiful women and death are what four friends on a black bummer who set up on mission from one ... See full summary »

Director: Petr Buslov | Stars: Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Andrey Merzlikin, Maksim Konovalov, Sergey Gorobchenko

Votes: 5,108

8. 9th Company (2005)

R | 139 min | Action, Drama, History

Young Soviet Army recruits are stuck in the bloody war in Afghanistan, that was started by politicians.

Director: Fedor Bondarchuk | Stars: Artur Smolyaninov, Aleksey Chadov, Konstantin Kryukov, Ivan Kokorin

Votes: 18,136

9. Trial on the Road (1986)

96 min | Drama, War

The Russian POW joins the partisan guerrillas and proves his loyalty fighting the Nazis.

Director: Aleksey German | Stars: Rolan Bykov, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Vladimir Zamanskiy, Oleg Borisov

Votes: 1,559

10. Burnt by the Sun (1994)

R | 135 min | Drama, War

Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his village with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things... See full summary »

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Oleg Menshikov, Nadezhda Mikhalkova

Votes: 12,735 | Gross: $2.62M

11. Voroshilovskiy strelok (1999)

95 min | Crime, Drama

A very typical post-Soviet era storyline. Three young men lured an innocent teenage girl to their apartment, offered her a drink, intimidated then gang raped her. Local cops are incapable ... See full summary »

Director: Stanislav Govorukhin | Stars: Mikhail Ulyanov, Anna Sinyakina, Aleksandr Porokhovshchikov, Sergey Garmash

Votes: 2,763

12. 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: 40,055

13. Starshiy syn (1976 TV Movie)

140 min | Drama

Late for the last commuter train and reluctant to spend the night outdoors, two young men trick a family into letting them stay in their apartment: one of them insists that he's the illegitimate son of the man who owns the apartment.

Director: Vitaliy Melnikov | Stars: Evgeniy Leonov, Natalya Egorova, Vladimir Izotov, Nikolay Karachentsov

Votes: 789

14. Zavtra byla voyna (1987)

89 min | Drama, Family, War

This movie is based on a novel by Boris Vasiliev and describes life in a small Russian provincial town in 1940 - one year before Germany invaded the Soviet Union. Two school girls for the ... See full summary »

Director: Yuriy Kara | Stars: Sergey Nikonenko, Nina Ruslanova, Vera Alentova, Irina Cherichenko

Votes: 644

15. Lyubov i golubi (1985)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

Injured on the job Vasily Kuzyakin gets a ticket to the resort. There he meets femme fatale Raisa Zakharovna, and once under the charm, moves to live with her. Unfortunately, a new life is not all that sweet as dreamed hapless Vasily.

Director: Vladimir Menshov | Stars: Aleksandr Mikhaylov, Nina Doroshina, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Sergey Yurskiy

Votes: 2,899

16. Brother (1997)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

An ex-soldier with a personal honor code enters the family crime business in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Sergey Bodrov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Svetlana Pismichenko, Mariya Zhukova

Votes: 13,174

17. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1981– )

154 min | Crime, Mystery

When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead in his country house, Dr James Mortimer asks Sherlock Holmes for help to save Sir Henry Baskerville, the only known heir, from the curse that haunts Baskerville family.

Director: Igor Maslennikov | Stars: Vasiliy Livanov, Vitali Solomin, Rina Zelyonaya, Irina Kupchenko

Votes: 4,464

18. A zori zdes tikhie (1972)

PG-13 | 188 min | Drama, History, War

During WWII in a small village outpost, a commander has his troop replaced by an all female unit. As they finally begin to appreciate one another, German paratroopers are spotted nearby and the realities of war emerge.

Director: Stanislav Rostotskiy | Stars: Andrey Martynov, Irina Dolganova, Elena Drapeko, Ekaterina Markova

Votes: 2,917

19. Oni srazhalis za rodinu (1975)

137 min | Drama, War

In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Red army protects the bridgehead of the Don River against the German army while the retreating soviet troops cross the bridge. ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Vasiliy Shukshin, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Georgiy Burkov

Votes: 1,771

20. Gentlemen of Fortune (1971)

TV-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A kindergarten director Troshkin is a dead ringer for a criminal nicknamed "Docent" who stole the priceless headpiece of Alexander the Great during an archaeological expedition. But after ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Seryj | Stars: Evgeniy Leonov, Georgiy Vitsin, Radner Muratov, Saveliy Kramarov

Votes: 8,609

21. Kavkazskaya plennitsa, ili Novye priklyucheniya Shurika (1967)

TV-13 | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

A young student Shurik comes to a remote mountainous region in search of ancient legends and traditions. Fooled by the corrupt local governor, he helps him to kidnap a beautiful young girl, but soon realizes what he's done.

Director: Leonid Gayday | Stars: Aleksandr Demyanenko, Natalya Varley, Ruslan Akhmetov, Yuriy Nikulin

Votes: 8,614

22. Sobache serdtse (1988 TV Movie)

PG | 136 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Professor Preobrazhensky and his colleague place some human parts into a dog named Sharik. Soon the dog transforms into a human.

Director: Vladimir Bortko | Stars: Evgeniy Evstigneev, Vladimir Tolokonnikov, Boris Plotnikov, Roman Kartsev

Votes: 5,374

23. Operatsiya 'Y' i drugie priklyucheniya Shurika (1965)

TV-G | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Three stories about Shurik - a young student. He fights against criminals, falls in love, confuses apartments, passes exams - he lives after all.

Director: Leonid Gayday | Stars: Aleksandr Demyanenko, Mikhail Pugovkin, Aleksei Smirnov, Vladimir Basov

Votes: 9,695

24. Brilliantovaya ruka (1969)

PG-13 | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

An ordinary Soviet citizen accidentally intervenes into the huge operation of international criminal group that trades illegally obtained jewelry.

Director: Leonid Gayday | Stars: Yuriy Nikulin, Nina Grebeshkova, Andrey Mironov, Anatoliy Papanov

Votes: 10,799

25. Rasskazy (2012)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

A young writer brings a collection of short stories to a big Moscow publishing house. The manuscript stays at the office and mysteriously influences the lives of anyone who opens it and ... See full summary »

Director: Mikhail Segal | Stars: Andrey Merzlikin, Darya Nosik, Andrey Petrov, Igor Ugolnikov

Votes: 1,289



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