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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: 101,587 | Gross: $2.70M

2. Child 44 (2015)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.5
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41 Metascore

A disgraced member of the Russian military police investigates a series of child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union.

Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman

Votes: 58,895 | Gross: $1.21M

3. Ida (2013)

PG-13 | 82 min | Drama

7.4
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91 Metascore

A novice nun about to take her vows uncovers a family secret dating back to the German occupation.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik, Jerzy Trela

Votes: 46,349 | Gross: $3.83M

4. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.3
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Veronica plans a rendezvous with her lover, Boris, at the bank of river, only for him to be drafted into World War II shortly thereafter.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Tatyana Samoylova, Aleksey Batalov, Vasiliy Merkurev, Aleksandr Shvorin

Votes: 12,771

5. Europa Europa (1990)

R | 112 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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75 Metascore

A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Solomon Perel, Marco Hofschneider, René Hofschneider, André Wilms

Votes: 13,529 | Gross: $5.58M

6. Burnt by the Sun (1994)

R | 135 min | Drama, War

7.9
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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: 13,090 | Gross: $2.62M

7. Inchon (1981)

PG | 140 min | Drama, History, War

2.8
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During the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur masterminds the amphibious invasion of Inchon in September 1950.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Gazzara, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 582 | Gross: $5.20M

8. Katyn (2007)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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81 Metascore

An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Andrzej Chyra, Maja Ostaszewska, Artur Zmijewski, Danuta Stenka

Votes: 14,241 | Gross: $0.12M

9. The Soul Keeper (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Seduced by Jung, killed by hate, redeemed by history. In 1905 a 19-year-old Russian girl suffering from severe hysteria is admitted into a psychiatric hospital in Zurich. A young doctor, ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Faenza | Stars: Iain Glen, Emilia Fox, Craig Ferguson, Caroline Ducey

Votes: 1,508

10. Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998)

Not Rated | 147 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: 1,194

11. Repentance (1984)

PG | 153 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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The day after the funeral of Varlam Aravidze, the mayor of a small Georgian town, his corpse turns up in his son's garden and is secretly reburied. But the corpse keeps returning, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Tengiz Abuladze | Stars: Avtandil Makharadze, Zeinab Botsvadze, Ia Ninidze, Ketevan Abuladze

Votes: 3,466 | Gross: $0.22M

12. The Inner Circle (1991)

PG-13 | 137 min | Drama

7.1
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The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Tom Hulce, Lolita Davidovich, Bob Hoskins, Aleksandr Zbruev

Votes: 1,802 | Gross: $0.58M

13. East/West (1999)

PG-13 | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.5
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61 Metascore

June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or ... See full summary »

Director: Régis Wargnier | Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Sandrine Bonnaire, Catherine Deneuve, Sergey Bodrov

Votes: 4,349 | Gross: $2.78M

14. Earth (1930)

Unrated | 75 min | Drama

7.4
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In the peaceful countryside, Vassily opposes the rich kulaks over the coming of collective farming.

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Stepan Shkurat, Semyon Svashenko, Yuliya Solntseva, Yelena Maksimova

Votes: 4,258

15. Man on a Tightrope (1953)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Czech circus owner-Clown and his entire troupe employ a daring stratagem in order to escape en masse from behind the iron curtain.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Fredric March, Terry Moore, Gloria Grahame, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 953

16. Eternal Winter (2018)

110 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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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: 701

17. My Friend Ivan Lapshin (1985)

100 min | Drama

7.8
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Russian provincial town in the middle of the 1930s Stalin's Great Purge. Ivan Lapshin, the head of the local police, does what he has to do. And he does it well.

Director: Aleksey German | Stars: Andrei Boltnev, Nina Ruslanova, Andrey Mironov, Aleksey Zharkov

Votes: 1,711

18. Silent Wedding (2008)

87 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.9
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In a small isolated village, in 1953, a wedding is interrupted by the news about the death of Stalin. Because any public celebration is forbidden, they decide to turn the happy event into a silent wedding.

Director: Horatiu Malaele | Stars: Meda Andreea Victor, Alexandru Potocean, Valentin Teodosiu, Alexandru Bindea

Votes: 4,958

19. China Gate (1957)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Drama, War

6.4
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In 1954, during the French Indochina War, an Eurasian female smuggler and a group of French Foreign Legion mercenaries, infiltrate the enemy territory in order to destroy an arms depot.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Gene Barry, Angie Dickinson, Nat 'King' Cole, Paul Dubov

Votes: 589

20. Children of the Revolution (1996)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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76 Metascore

Few knew that Stalin spent his last night in the arms of a young Australian woman. Few still knew that their "love-child" brought Australia to the brink of civil war. Until now ...

Director: Peter Duncan | Stars: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, F. Murray Abraham, Richard Roxburgh

Votes: 2,162 | Gross: $0.83M

21. Interrogation (1989)

118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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Tonia goes out drinking. She wakes up in prison, not having a clue why she's there. She is tortured to encourage her to confess to a crime she is not aware of.

Director: Ryszard Bugajski | Stars: Krystyna Janda, Adam Ferency, Janusz Gajos, Agnieszka Holland

Votes: 2,653

22. Night and Fog in Japan (1960)

107 min | Drama

7.1
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Long takes and a highly theatrical visual approach combine to form a tense and confrontational look at the decline of a socialist student activists' movement in Japan.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Miyuki Kuwano, Fumio Watanabe, Masahiko Tsugawa, Hiroshi Akutagawa

Votes: 510

23. The Reverse (2009)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A story about women, set in the present and in 1950s Warsaw. The main character is Sabina, a quiet, shy woman who has just turned thirty. Clearly, she lacks a man in her life. Her mother ... See full summary »

Director: Borys Lankosz | Stars: Agata Buzek, Krystyna Janda, Anna Polony, Marcin Dorocinski

Votes: 1,750

24. In the Crosswind (2014)

90 min | Drama, History

7.6
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"Risttuules" is very emotional and tragic movie about mass deportation to Siberia based on memories of Erna. It all started 14th of June 1941 when trucks came for the innocent families with... See full summary »

Director: Martti Helde | Stars: Laura Peterson, Tarmo Song, Mirt Preegel, Ingrid Isotamm

Votes: 1,261

25. 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: 2,904

26. Mission to Moscow (1943)

Approved | 124 min | Drama, History, War

5.4
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Ambassador Joseph Davies is sent by FDR to Russia to learn about the Soviet system and returns to America as an advocate of Stalinism.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Walter Huston, Ann Harding, Oskar Homolka, George Tobias

Votes: 777

27. The Spy (2012)

108 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.4
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In the spring of 1941 German agent Wasser of the Abwehr holds an NKVD commissar hostage. Two soldiers, a boxer, and a spy are the NKVD's only hope to rescue him.

Director: Aleksey Andrianov | Stars: Danila Kozlovsky, Fedor Bondarchuk, Anna Chipovskaya, Sergey Gazarov

Votes: 1,106

28. Shivers (1981)

106 min | Drama, History

7.0
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Set in the early 1950's, during the Stalin's Personality Cult. The story opens in a provincial town. Tomek's father, a former member of the Home Army is arrested so the mother is left with ... See full summary »

Director: Wojciech Marczewski | Stars: Tomasz Hudziec, Teresa Marczewska, Marek Kondrat, Zdzislaw Wardejn

Votes: 281

29. Early Works (1969)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Inspired by Karl Marx's "Das Kapital", three men and a girl named Jugoslava decide to wake up the conscience within the working class and peasants. Faced with the primitivism and a lack of ... See full summary »

Director: Zelimir Zilnik | Stars: Milja Vujanovic, Bogdan Tirnanic, Cedomir Radovic, Marko Nikolic

Votes: 310

30. Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992)

55 min | Documentary

6.6
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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: 183

31. Clear Skies (1961)

Not Rated | 110 min | Romance, War, Drama

7.2
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During the 1950s Sasha Lvova reminisces about the WW2 years when she fell in love with Soviet fighter pilot Aleksei Astakhov.

Director: Grigoriy Chukhray | Stars: Nina Drobysheva, Evgeniy Urbanskiy, Natalya Kuzmina, Vitaliy Konyaev

Votes: 294

32. Brigands-Chapter VII (1996)

129 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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King Vano rides bravely off into battle, but only after ensuring his passionate Queen is safely locked in her chastity belt.

Director: Otar Iosseliani | Stars: Amiran Amiranashvili, Davit Gogibedashvili, Giorgi Tsintsadze, Nino Orjonikidze

Votes: 279

33. Hotel Lux (2011)

102 min | Comedy

6.0
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In 1938 Hans Zeisig, an apolitical comedian, impersonator and cabaret actor, flees with a Russian passport (instead of American, which he would have preferred) from Nazi-Berlin, and finds ... See full summary »

Director: Leander Haußmann | Stars: Michael Herbig, Jürgen Vogel, Thekla Reuten, Valeriy Grishko

Votes: 1,087

34. Red Kiss (1985)

110 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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1952, Paris. Nadia, a Red Diaper baby, has a sister, Polish parents, and at 15 is an active Communist. When cops beat her during an anti-American demonstration, she's rescued by a "Match" ... See full summary »

Director: Véra Belmont | Stars: Charlotte Valandrey, Lambert Wilson, Marthe Keller, Laurent Terzieff

Votes: 259

35. A temetetlen halott (2004)

127 min | Drama, History

6.6
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The life story of Imre Nagy is one of the defining stories of 20th century Hungarian history. He was the first communist leader to become the symbol of a national revolution, who, in ... See full summary »

Director: Márta Mészáros | Stars: Jan Nowicki, György Cserhalmi, Marianna Moór, Lili Horváth

Votes: 331

36. Across the Lake (1997)

102 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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A true story about tragic love of the couple who found themselves at the different sides of the border in 1948.

Director: Antonio Mitrikeski | Stars: Agnieszka Wagner, Nikola Ristanovski, Marija Atanasovska, Ekrem Ahmeti

Votes: 370

37. Pierscionek z orlem w koronie (1992)

104 min | Drama, War

5.7
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Young soldier of patriotic underground tries to deal with reality of Afrer II World War Poland.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Rafal Królikowski, Adrianna Biedrzynska, Cezary Pazura, Jerzy Kamas

Votes: 163

38. Cwal (1996)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.8
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In the early 1950s, a 10-year-old boy moves to Warsaw to stay with his bourgeois aunt. In spite of harsh Stalinist times, they are both fascinated by horses.

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Maja Komorowska, Bartosz Obuchowicz, Karolina Wajda, Piotr Adamczyk

Votes: 235

39. Ankor, eshchyo ankor! (1993)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A drama set at the end of the Forties and the beginning of the Fifties. In a distant garrison town, life proceeds at a measured past. The officers drink and debauch, while the soldiers ... See full summary »

Director: Pyotr Todorovskiy | Stars: Valentin Gaft, Irina Rozanova, Evgeniy Mironov, Elena Yakovleva

Votes: 240

40. The Last Bolshevik (1993)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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This documentary tells the story of film director Aleksandr Medvedkin, throughout his life a sincere believer in communism, whose films were repeatedly banned in the Soviet Union. Modern ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Léonor Graser, Nikolai Izvolov, Kira Paramonova, Viktor Dyomin

Votes: 546

41. Zivot a neobycejna dobrodruzstvi vojaka Ivana Conkina (1994)

106 min | Comedy, Romance, War

7.0
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Set in a small Ukrainian village during the outbreak of war with Germany in 1941 Private Chonkin, not overly endowed with intelligence, is left to guard a downed military aircraft. The ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Gennadiy Nazarov, Zoya Buryak, Vladimir Ilin, Valeriy Zolotukhin

Votes: 474

42. Diary for My Children (1984)

Unrated | 106 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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From one of the foremost woman directors comes a personal story of how history and the individual impact each other. A young woman (Juli) returns to her homeland only to find the horrors she escaped have infected it also.

Director: Márta Mészáros | Stars: Zsuzsa Czinkóczi, Teri Földi, Anna Polony, Jan Nowicki

Votes: 374

43. One War (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: 125

44. Deti Arbata (2004– )

705 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.3
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Based on the trilogy of books by Anatoly Rybakov: "Deti Arbata", "Strakh", and "Prach I Pepel". The events circle the 1930's to 1940's. The film leads the viewer into the Kremlin offices, ... See full summary »

Stars: Chulpan Khamatova, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Evgeniya Simonova, Maksim Sukhanov

Votes: 194

45. Vikhri vrazhdebnye (1953)

103 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Mikhail Kondratyev, Vladimir Yemelyanov, Leonid Lyubashevsky, Vladimir Solovyov

Votes: 33

46. General Nil (2009)

125 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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The tumultuous life of General August Emil Fieldorf aka "Nil", who commanded the underground Home Army against the Nazis and was killed after WW2 by communists.

Director: Ryszard Bugajski | Stars: Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Alicja Jachiewicz, Magdalena Emilianowicz, Anna Cieslak

Votes: 641

47. 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: 82

48. Pulkownik Kwiatkowski (1995)

123 min | Comedy, History, Romance

7.1
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In 1945, military doctor Andrzej Kwiatkowski pretends to be a communist army colonel in order to save innocent people from Stalinist imprisonment and to get the heart of the girl he's in love with.

Director: Kazimierz Kutz | Stars: Marek Kondrat, Renata Dancewicz, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Adam Ferency

Votes: 606

49. Liebesau - die andere Heimat (2001– )

Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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Stars: Matthias Brenner, Mila Bruk, Eduard Burza, Juliane Buschbeck

Votes: 27

50. The War Symphonies: Shostakovich Against Stalin (1997)

77 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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Documentary on how composer Dmitri Shostakovich used his Fourth to Ninth Symphony as a silent protest against the crimes of Stalin.

Director: Larry Weinstein | Stars: Valery Gergiev, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Flora Litvinova, Graham Haley

Votes: 107



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