Most Popular "Stalinism" Titles
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4. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, War
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.
6. 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 »
Votes: 13,090 | Gross: $2.62M
9. The Soul Keeper (2002)
Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
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 »
10. Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998)
Not Rated | 147 min | Comedy, Drama
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".
11. Repentance (1984)
PG | 153 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
Votes: 3,466 | Gross: $0.22M
12. The Inner Circle (1991)
PG-13 | 137 min | Drama
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 »
Votes: 1,802 | Gross: $0.58M
13. East/West (1999)
PG-13 | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, History
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 »
Votes: 4,349 | Gross: $2.78M
17. My Friend Ivan Lapshin (1985)
100 min | Drama
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.
18. Silent Wedding (2008)
87 min | Comedy, Drama, History
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.
19. China Gate (1957)
Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Drama, War
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.
20. Children of the Revolution (1996)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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 ...
Votes: 2,162 | Gross: $0.83M
21. Interrogation (1989)
118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
22. Night and Fog in Japan (1960)
107 min | Drama
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.
23. The Reverse (2009)
99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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 »
24. In the Crosswind (2014)
90 min | Drama, History
"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 »
25. The Soviet Story (2008)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History, War
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.
26. Mission to Moscow (1943)
Approved | 124 min | Drama, History, War
Ambassador Joseph Davies is sent by FDR to Russia to learn about the Soviet system and returns to America as an advocate of Stalinism.
27. The Spy (2012)
108 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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.
28. Shivers (1981)
106 min | Drama, History
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 »
29. Early Works (1969)
87 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
30. Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992)
55 min | Documentary
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 »
31. Clear Skies (1961)
Not Rated | 110 min | Romance, War, Drama
During the 1950s Sasha Lvova reminisces about the WW2 years when she fell in love with Soviet fighter pilot Aleksei Astakhov.
32. Brigands-Chapter VII (1996)
129 min | Comedy, Drama
King Vano rides bravely off into battle, but only after ensuring his passionate Queen is safely locked in her chastity belt.
33. Hotel Lux (2011)
102 min | Comedy
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 »
34. Red Kiss (1985)
110 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
35. A temetetlen halott (2004)
127 min | Drama, History
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 »
38. Cwal (1996)
104 min | Comedy, Drama, History
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.
39. Ankor, eshchyo ankor! (1993)
104 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
40. The Last Bolshevik (1993)
Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, History
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 »
106 min | Comedy, Romance, War
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 »
42. Diary for My Children (1984)
Unrated | 106 min | Biography, Drama
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.
43. One War (2009)
89 min | Drama
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 »
44. Deti Arbata (2004– )
705 min | Drama, Romance, War
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 »
46. General Nil (2009)
125 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
47. Tovarisch, I Am Not Dead (2007)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, War
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.
48. Pulkownik Kwiatkowski (1995)
123 min | Comedy, History, Romance
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.
77 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Documentary on how composer Dmitri Shostakovich used his Fourth to Ninth Symphony as a silent protest against the crimes of Stalin.