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1. The Way Back (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 133 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.3
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66 Metascore

Siberian gulag escapees travel 4,000 miles by foot to freedom in India.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Dragos Bucur

Votes: 98,713 | Gross: $2.70M

2. Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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61 Metascore

While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.

Director: James Bobin | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 27,799 | Gross: $51.18M

3. The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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58 Metascore

After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey.

Director: Felix Herngren | Stars: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg, Mia Skäringer

Votes: 33,635 | Gross: $1.08M

4. The Shoes of the Fisherman (I) (1968)

G | 162 min | Drama

7.2
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Ukrainian Archbishop Kiril Lakota is set free after two decades as a political prisoner in Siberia. He is brought to Rome by Fr. David Telemond, a troubled young priest who befriends him. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Laurence Olivier, Oskar Werner, David Janssen

Votes: 2,912

5. Kray (2010)

124 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.5
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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: 2,635

6. Ilsa the Tigress of Siberia (1977)

R | 85 min | Horror

4.9
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In 1953, nestled deep in the unforgiving Siberian Tundra, the Stalinist Gulag 14 is a purgatory under the command of the brutally seductive tormentor, Ilsa. More than two decades later, the camp's sole survivor thirsts for retribution.

Director: Jean LaFleur | Stars: Dyanne Thorne, Michel-René Labelle, Gilbert Beaumont, Jean-Guy Latour

Votes: 1,413

7. Örök tél (2018)

110 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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The true story of an unlikely romance in a Soviet labor camp.

Director: Attila Szász | Stars: Marina Gera, Sándor Csányi, Laura Döbrösi, Diána Magdolna Kiss

Votes: 482

8. As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)

TV-G | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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At the end of WW2, a German POW doing hard labor in the Soviet Gulag escapes from his Siberian camp to return to Germany but he's pursued by a Soviet NKVD officer.

Director: Hardy Martins | Stars: Bernhard Bettermann, Iris Böhm, Anatoliy Kotenyov, Michael Mendl

Votes: 5,747

9. Within the Whirlwind (2009)

90 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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During Stalin's reign of terror, Evgenia Ginzburg, a literature professor, was sent to 10 years hard labor in a gulag in Siberia. Having lost everything, and no longer wishing to live, she meets the camp doctor and begins to come back to life.

Director: Marleen Gorris | Stars: Emily Watson, Pam Ferris, Ian Hart, Ben Miller

Votes: 523

10. Knight Without Armor (1937)

Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.9
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After two years as a Czarist British agent posing as a Russian Commissar, he rescues a Russian countess from her Bolshevik captors.

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Robert Donat, Irene Vanbrugh, Herbert Lomas

Votes: 984

11. Melanijas hronika (2016)

120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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In the early morning of June 14, 1941, under Stalin's orders, over 40 000 people from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania were arrested, shoved into cattle cars and dispatched to permanent exile ... See full summary »

Director: Viesturs Kairiss | Stars: Sabine Timoteo, Edvins Mekss, Ivars Krasts, Guna Zarina

Votes: 522

12. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1970)

G | 100 min | Drama

7.1
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Ivan Denisonvich (Tom Courtenay) is a Russian World War II hero captured by the Germans. Upon his return to Russia after the war, and during the Stalinist regime, he is sentenced to 10 ... See full synopsis »

Director: Caspar Wrede | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Espen Skjønberg, Alf Malland, Frimann Falck Clausen

Votes: 447

13. The Soviet Story (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History, War

8.1
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The Soviet Story offers an alternative history of an Allied power, which helped the Nazis to fight Jews and which slaughtered its own people on an industrial scale.

Director: Edvins Snore | Stars: Jon Strickland, Vladimir Bukovsky, V.I. Lenin, Norman Davies

Votes: 2,849

14. Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998)

137 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Military doctor General Klenski is arrested in Stalin's Russia in 1953 during an anti-Semitic political campaign accused of being a participant in so-called "doctors' plot".

Director: Aleksey German | Stars: Yuriy Tsurilo, Nina Ruslanova, Mikhail Dementyev, Aleksandr Bashirov

Votes: 1,112

15. Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (1985 TV Movie)

200 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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The story of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat responsible for saving thousands of lives from the Nazi Holocaust.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Alice Krige, Kenneth Colley, Melanie Mayron

Votes: 305

16. Skrivánci na niti (1990)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Set in the late 1940s, the film concerns the treatment of suspect "bourgeois elements", a professor, a saxophonist, and a milkman, who are put to work in a junkyard for rehabilitation.

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlastimil Brodský, Václav Neckár, Jitka Zelenohorská

Votes: 1,369

17. Coming Out of the Ice (1982 TV Movie)

104 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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Victor and his family moved to the USSR in the mid '30's. When he refused to sign his skydiving accomplishment as a citizen of the USSR, he was not tried but simply sent to prison. His ... See full summary »

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: John Savage, Willie Nelson, Francesca Annis, Ben Cross

Votes: 163

18. Zamri, umri, voskresni! (1990)

105 min | Drama

7.8
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Two children living in a remote mining town in the distant wastes of Siberia in 1947, survive poverty and hardship through the warmth of their friendship and a shared sense of humour.

Director: Vitali Kanevsky | Stars: Dinara Drukarova, Pavel Nazarov, Elena Popova, Valeriy Ivchenko

Votes: 674

19. S.E.R. - Svoboda eto rai (1989)

76 min | Drama

7.0
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Young Sasha is brought into a state-run children's home because his mother died early and his father spends most of his life in prison. The conditions are like in a penal institution. Sasha... See full summary »

Director: Sergei Bodrov | Stars: Sergey Bodrov, Aleksandr Bureyev, Svetlana Gaytan, I. Khanbudagov

Votes: 212

20. Kharms (2017)

95 min | Biography

6.2
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The film tells the story of the life of Daniil Yuvachev, known to the world as Daniil Kharms.

Director: Ivan Bolotnikov | Stars: Wojciech Urbanski, Grigoriy Chaban, Aiste Dirziute, Darius Gumauskas

Votes: 46

21. Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992)

55 min | Documentary

6.5
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Made in wartime and edited in candlelight, Mikhail Vartanov's rarely-seen masterpiece tells about his friendship with the genius Sergei Parajanov who was imprisoned by KGB "at the peak of ... See full summary »

Directors: Mikhail Vartanov, Sergei Parajanov | Stars: Sergei Parajanov, Mikhail Vartanov, Sofiko Chiaureli, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy

Votes: 179

22. Ulzhan (2007)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

6.9
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Somewhere in the endless steppes of Central Asia lies a treasure. One man holds the key to it, a fragment of an ancient map. But in his restless quest, Charles isn't looking for fame or ... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Philippe Torreton, Ayanat Ksenbai, David Bennent, Maximilien Muller

Votes: 560

23. The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 3: From Sark to the Finish (2004)

120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.1
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The story of Tulse Luper, whose life is reconstructed through the evidence from 92 suitcases. He is the author and project manager, and constantly end up in prisons around the world.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Roger Rees, Stephen Billington, Jordi Mollà, Ana Torrent

Votes: 322

24. 8 hlav sílenství (2017)

107 min | Animation, Biography, Comedy

4.5
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Story of the talented Russian poet, Anna Barkova (1906-1976), who spent twenty-two years of her life in the Gulags. She survived thanks to her poems, thanks to hope and her passionate love for a woman named Valentina.

Director: Marta Nováková | Stars: Aneta Langerová, Lenka Burianová, Viktorie Cermáková, Zuzana Fialová

Votes: 18

25. Gulag Magadan (2017)

Drama, History, Thriller

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USSR Gulag dissidents Larisa, Pyotr and Elizabeta begin to discover the real reasons they were put in the GULAG death camp. They undergo powerful changes in Self-Hate, Shame, Pride.

Director: Michael Kingsbury | Stars: Kendall Morris, Katherine Galanova, Andrey Vasilyev, Elizabet Nenova

26. Syphon Filter 2 (2000 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.3
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The sequel to Syphon Filter takes place right after the first one, the Agency has apparently betrayed Gabe Logan and framed him for the Khazakstani ICBM missile launch containing the Syphon... See full summary »

Stars: John Chacon, Zoe Galvez, Shannon Tilton, Peter Kepler

Votes: 426

27. Odna voyna (2009)

89 min | Drama

6.3
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May, 8, 1945. Maxim Prokhorov, major of People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs, arrives at a small northern island. There live eleven people: five young women, five children from one to ... See full summary »

Director: Vera Glagoleva | Stars: Aleksandr Baluev, Michael Khmurov, Natalya Kudryashova, Yuliya Melnikova

Votes: 124

28. Zateryannyy v Sibiri (1991)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A political drama about Stalin's prison-camp system in Russia.

Director: Aleksandr Mitta | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Vladimir Ilin, Elena Mayorova, Irina Mikhalyova

Votes: 241

29. Gulag Vorkuta (2016)

98 min | Drama

8.2
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Two dissidents, fall in love in a Marxist USSR Gulag death camp. As their friends die, they commit to the seeming impossible, escape, but both must first answer their deepest moral ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kingsbury | Stars: Lana Gulevich, Andrey Vasilyev, Angelika Reyn, Romeo Visca

Votes: 13

30. Gulag Barashevo (2015)

Not Rated | 168 min | Drama

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Artists, Poets, Writers, Musicians, and Dissidents, Husbands and Wives, in the Marxist USSR GULAG camps of Barashevo and Vorkuta, suffer in and survive their Gulag death camps. It is a ultimately a spiritual struggle.

Director: Michael Kingsbury | Stars: Tanya Raisa, Haydn Winston, Lana Gulevich, Gunita Jansone Black

Votes: 20

31. Khostovanank (1990)

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Khostovanank (1990) survives in Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992) in its original camera negative. It remained unfinished due to the death of Sergei Parajanov. Khostovanank (1990) was his ... See full summary »

Director: Sergei Parajanov | Stars: Sofiko Chiaureli, Yuri Mgoyan

Votes: 44

32. Fobos. Klub strakha (2010)

78 min | Horror, Thriller

3.8
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Rainy summer evening... Young people are arriving at the new trendy club named Phobos which is still under construction. Or re-construction - since it's a former bomb shelter which is ... See full summary »

Director: Oleg Assadulin | Stars: Pyotr Fyodorov, Timofey Karataev, Tatyana Kosmacheva, Agniya Kuznetsova

Votes: 457

33. Once My Mother (2013)

75 min | Family, History, War

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Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz investigates why her Polish mother abandoned her and uncovers the truth behind her mother's wartime escape from a Siberian gulag, leaving Sophia to confront her own capacity for forgiveness.

Director: Sophia Turkiewicz | Stars: Zofia Wichlacz, Karolina Porcari, Wenanty Nosul, Artur Urbanski

Votes: 39

34. Unforgotten. Myroslava (2018)

Documentary, Short, Biography

9.2
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Myroslava, 90-year-old Ukrainian poetess and activist in Estonia known as Miroslava Butshko-Jürissaar, unfolds her turbulent and romantic life in verses, prose and music, resonating in souls and hearts of the young.

Director: Vyacheslav Bihun | Stars: Miroslava Butshko-Jürissaar, Ottniell Jürissaar, Lyra Andra, Marion Andra

Votes: 20

35. Gulag Vorkuta (2014)

18 min | Short, Drama, History

9.0
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Gulag Vorkuta, 1964, USSR. Two dissidents arrive at a Gulag transit camp. They are interrogated and resist the de-humanization of the Marxist USSR Gulag system.

Director: Michael Kingsbury | Stars: Nicolas Toscani Brouhard, Yulia Moiseenko

Votes: 10

36. Londongrad (2008)

10 min | Short, Drama

6.7
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A dark character study about politics and succession of power within a wealthy Russian family in London.

Director: Wilf Varvill | Stars: Olegar Fedoro, Marek Oravec, Dragan Micanovic, Tommy Bastow

Votes: 32

37. Isini (1992)

142 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Director: Levan Zakareishvili | Stars: Zaza Kolelishvili, Mindia Lortkipanidze, Keti Pantskhava, Matlyuba Alimova

Votes: 14

38. Zaveshchanie Lenina (2007– )

44 min | Drama

8.0
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Short stories from the life of the man who's spent seventeen years of his life in Stalin labor camps in Kolyma and survived.

Stars: Nadezhda Anikeeva, Feliks Antipov, Sergey Anufriev, Sergey Bachurskiy

Votes: 80

39. Tovarisch, I Am Not Dead (2007)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, War

8.1
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Garri Urban, survivor of Holocaust and Gulag and author of the autobiographical book of the same title, revisits the sites of his horrors and triumphs, 50 years later.

Director: Stuart Urban | Stars: Anne Applebaum, Noka Kapranova, Garri Urban, Josephine Urban

Votes: 78

40. Three Stories of Galicia (2010)

86 min | Documentary, Drama, History

8.7
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A Jewish man whose family chose to save the life of its worst enemy. A Ukrainian woman who endured the theft of her children to save her country. A Polish priest who risked everything to ... See full summary »

Directors: Sarah Farhat, Olha Onyshko | Star: Ada Rogovtseva

Votes: 27

41. Captive Faith (1991)

73 min | Drama

7.2
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In 1960s Soviet Union, a baptist pastor is sent to a labor camp for his faith. With two other Christians, he tries to spread the gospel to the other inmates.

Director: Don Ross | Stars: Don Ryerson, Jeff Geshay, Paul Wright, Dewitt Jones

Votes: 12

42. Manuscripts don't burn (1997)

79 min | Documentary

5.2
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The Movie explores the life of few soviet writers under the dictatorship of comrade Joseph Stalin. Some of these writers under severe censorship include Mikhail Bulgakov the author of The ... See full summary »

Director: Reza Allamehzadeh | Stars: Reza Allamehzadeh, Martin Andersen Nexø, Jean Richard Bloch, Emma Gershtein

Votes: 12

43. #Hommes: True Story of the Thieves' World (2015)

134 min | Documentary

8.6
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It is a unique project that changes radically our ideas about 'Vory v zakone' - Russian mobsters. Never before had a camera penetrated so deeply in the heart of a transnational criminal organization.

Director: Sa Nia | Stars: Nikolay Chernyshev, Vassia Diamond, Gogi Ishkhneli, Heraclius Ishkhneli

Votes: 5

44. Kazus Kukotskogo (2005– )

Drama

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Stars: Pavel Barshak, Elena Drobysheva, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Chulpan Khamatova

Votes: 60

45. Vlast Solovetskaya. Svidetelstva i dokumenty (1988)

93 min | Documentary

7.6
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A documentary about the first Soviet labor camp created by Lenin in 1923, that became the "mother of the GULAG" prison system according to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Director: Marina Goldovskaya

Votes: 26

46. Posledniy rytsar imperii (2014)

80 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

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This film is about a man whose works were strictly forbidden in Soviet Russia and even his name was not to be spoken. Ivan Solonevich is a Russian philosopher, political activist and ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Debizhev | Stars: Vladimir Maslakov, Ivan Solonevich

47. Goud - Vergeten in Siberië (1994)

72 min | Documentary

6.6
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Eyewitnesses (i.e. former prisoners, idealists, survivors) accounts of their/or others ordeal during the 40's and 50's of the 20th century, being convicted as 'peoples enemies' by the ... See full summary »

Director: Theo Uittenbogaard | Stars: Stepania Fjodorovna, Vadim Kozin, Olga Lisenko, Ivan Lukin

Votes: 5

48. Broken Breath (2005)

30 min | Short, Drama

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A retired NKVD officer in late 1970s meets relatives of somebody whom he sentenced to death in 1937.

Director: Ilya Severov | Stars: Boris Leonov, Ekaterina Shvagireva, Galina Saburova, Vsevolod Tsurilo

49. Frautschi (2008)

49 min | Documentary, Music

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FRAUTSCHI is an intimate portrait of one of the most influential (and least known) guitar pedagogues in Russia: Kamill Frautschi (1921-1997). A violinist himself, Kamill taught his son ... See full summary »

Directors: Sabine I. Gölz, Oleg Timofeyev | Stars: Alexander Antonov, Evgeny Finkelstein, Alexander Frautschi, Teodor Gladkov

50. Stalinin kanava (2012 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

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Director: Arvo Tuominen | Stars: Arvo Tuominen, Joseph Stalin, Naftaly Frenkel, Vanda Kuznetsova

Votes: 5



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