60s: My favorite soviet films

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1. Seryozha (1960)

80 min | Drama

The mother of a 5 years old Seryozha remarries. This man becomes a friend and a confident, an adult who see Seryozha not as a child, but as a person.

Directors: Georgiy Daneliya, Igor Talankin | Stars: Boris Barkhatov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Irina Skobtseva, Natalya Chechyotkina

Votes: 467

2. The Night Before Christmas (1961)

68 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Surreal Soviet-era Christmas fantasy movie.

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

Votes: 1,107

3. When the Trees Were Tall (1962)

95 min | Drama, Romance

The story of a man who routinely dodges all responsibility, bemoans fate, spends his days boozing, and refuses to work. The act of playing long-lost father to a pretty teenager spurs him to turn over a new leaf.

Director: Lev Kulidzhanov | Stars: Inna Gulaya, Yuriy Nikulin, Leonid Kuravlyov, Yekaterina Mazurova

Votes: 551

4. Me, Grandma, Iliko and Ilarion (1962)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

Grandma Olgha up-brings orphan Zurikela in poverty. Their struggle for life is being relieved by support of their kind neighbors, Iliko and Ilarion, whose merit is the exceptional sense of humor.

Director: Tengiz Abuladze | Stars: Sergo Orjonikidze, Sesilia Takaishvili, Aleksandre Jorjoliani, Grigol Tkabladze

Votes: 791

5. Ivan's Childhood (1962)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, War

In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers.

Directors: Andrei Tarkovsky, Eduard Abalov | Stars: Nikolay Burlyaev, Valentin Zubkov, Evgeniy Zharikov, Stepan Krylov

Votes: 26,514

6. Come Tomorrow (1962)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Young girl from the country come to Moscow, she wants to get into University, but it's too late... Anyway, she won't give up and will do everything to get a meeting with dean and sing for him.

Director: Evgeniy Tashkov | Stars: Anatoliy Papanov, Ekaterina Savinova, Boris Bibikov, Antonina Maksimova

Votes: 397

7. 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: 2,147

8. 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.

Director: Grigoriy Kozintsev | Stars: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Mikhail Nazvanov, Elza Radzina, Yuriy Tolubeev

Votes: 2,265

9. Father of a Soldier (1965)

87 min | Drama, War

An old man goes to visit his wounded son in a hospital, but it turns out that he's already been released and is back on the front lines. Reluctant to return home empty-handed, he tries to follow and find him.

Director: Rezo Chkheidze | Stars: Sergo Zakariadze, Vladimir Privaltsev, Aleksandr Nazarov, Aleksandr Lebedev

Votes: 3,571

10. I Am Twenty (1965)

189 min | Drama

Following three lifelong friends who return to Moscow after military service, we see their aspirations juxtaposed against everyday life in 1960 Soviet Union.

Director: Marlen Khutsiev | Stars: Valentin Popov, Nikolay Gubenko, Stanislav Lyubshin, Marianna Vertinskaya

Votes: 918

11. Wings (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 »

Director: Larisa Shepitko | Stars: Mayya Bulgakova, Sergey Nikonenko, Zhanna Bolotova, Panteleymon Krymov

Votes: 1,419

12. Paket (1966 TV Movie)

68 min | Adventure, Family, Comedy

Add a Plot

Director: Vladimir Nazarov | Stars: Valeriy Zolotukhin, Boris Yurchenko, Anatoliy Kuznetsov, Boris Novikov

Votes: 38

13. 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: 815

14. Falling Leaves (1966)

91 min | Drama, Romance

A young idealist takes a job at a local state run winery only to discover and become disillusioned by the corruption of the Soviet State.

Director: Otar Iosseliani | Stars: Ramaz Giorgobiani, Gogi Kharabadze, Marina Kartsivadze, Aleksandre Omiadze

Votes: 645

15. Vertikal (1966)

77 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A group of alpinists make a perilous journey up a mountain.

Directors: Boris Durov, Stanislav Govorukhin | Stars: Margarita Koselyeva, Gennadi Voropayev, Aleksandr Fadeyev, Georgi Kulbush

Votes: 433

16. Beware of the Car (1966)

94 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

A very good cop tries to catch a very insidious and extremely clever serial car thief. The bitter irony is that the thief is not very clever, absolutely not insidious, and moreover - a virtuous person and his friend.

Director: Eldar Ryazanov | Stars: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Oleg Efremov, Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya, Anatoliy Papanov

Votes: 4,076

17. 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: 39,254 | Gross: $0.10M

18. Three Poplars at Plyuschikha Street (1968)

79 min | Romance

In Moscow from a distant village comes a rustic Russian woman. The first person she meets is a surprisingly intelligent cab driver. They meet by chance and do not even go out on a date, yet... See full summary »

Director: Tatyana Lioznova | Stars: Tatyana Doronina, Oleg Efremov, Vyacheslav Shalevich, Alevtina Rumyantseva

Votes: 790

19. Vedreba (1967)

77 min | Drama

Brave sons of Khevsureti and Kisteti fight against each to protect their homelands. But, they confront faulty domestic traditions to respect enemy's true prowess and find themselves in conflict with own compatriots.

Director: Tengiz Abuladze | Stars: Spartak Bagashvili, Rusudan Kiknadze, Ramaz Chkhikvadze, Otar Megvinetukhutsesi

Votes: 561

20. Brief Encounters (1967)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Country girl Nadia moves to the city and becomes a maid in Valya's apartment. Valya, who is a member of the local District Committee, does not know that Nadia fell in love with her ... See full summary »

Director: Kira Muratova | Stars: Nina Ruslanova, Vladimir Vysotskiy, Kira Muratova, Yelena Bazilskaya

Votes: 594

21. No Path Through Fire (1968)

95 min | Drama, War

A talented girl is trying to find happiness amidst the Russian revolution of 1917 and the civil war that split the nation.

Director: Gleb Panfilov | Stars: Inna Churikova, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Mikhail Gluzskiy, Mikhail Kononov

Votes: 321

22. 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: 373

23. The Color of Pomegranates (1969)

Not Rated | 79 min | Biography, Drama, History

A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images.

Director: Sergei Parajanov | Stars: Sofiko Chiaureli, Melkon Alekyan, Vilen Galstyan, Gogi Gegechkori

Votes: 7,476

24. At War as at War (1969)

90 min | War

To the young lieutenant Maleshkin the war is a minor obstacle, if compared to his personal battle to command his subordinates, while conducting an armored vehicle at the same time he's ... See full summary »

Director: Viktor Tregubovich | Stars: Mikhail Kononov, Oleg Borisov, Viktor Pavlov, Fyodor Odinokov

Votes: 378

25. Sluzhili dva tovarishcha (1968)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, War

Two soldiers become best friends during the Civil War in Russia in the 1920's.

Director: Yevgeni Karelov | Stars: Oleg Yankovskiy, Rolan Bykov, Anatoliy Papanov, Nikolay Kryuchkov

Votes: 932

26. The Golden Calf (1968)

174 min | Comedy

A crook named Ostap Bender, who survived a murder attempt by Kisa Vorobyaninov in "12 Chairs," now schemes to extort 1 million from an underground millionaire.

Director: Mikhail Shvejtser | Stars: Sergey Yurskiy, Leonid Kuravlyov, Zinoviy Gerdt, Evgeniy Evstigneev

Votes: 2,120

27. Ne goryuy! (1968)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

A young happy-go-lucky village doctor lives a leisurely life as comic events unfold around him.

Director: Georgiy Daneliya | Stars: Sergo Zakariadze, Vakhtang Kikabidze, Sofiko Chiaureli, Anastasiya Vertinskaya

Votes: 900

28. Interventsiya (1968)

127 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The movie is set during the last days of foreign intervention agains Soviet Russia. Police are searching everywhere for a bolshevik named Brodsky but cannot find him. Meanwhile, a man named... See full summary »

Director: Gennadi Poloka | Stars: Vladimir Vysotskiy, Yuliya Burygina, Yuriy Tolubeev, Yefim Kopelyan

Votes: 228

29. The Diamond Arm (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 Gaidai | Stars: Yuriy Nikulin, Nina Grebeshkova, Andrey Mironov, Anatoliy Papanov

Votes: 11,712

30. Shine, Shine, My Star (1970)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The story of a young actor during the Civil War years who drives around the countryside giving free performances in order to bring art to the masses.

Director: Aleksandr Mitta | Stars: Oleg Tabakov, Oleg Efremov, Evgeniy Leonov, Elena Proklova

Votes: 366



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