With Vseukrainske Foto Kino Upravlinnia (VUFKU) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Stars: Mikhail Kaufman, Elizaveta Svilova

Votes: 23,740

2. Earth (1930)

Unrated | 75 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 5,455

3. Arsenal (1929)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, War

7.2
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A soldier returns to Kiyv after surviving a train crash and encounters clashes between nationalists and collectivists.

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Semyon Svashenko, Georgi Khorkov, Amvrosi Buchma, Dmitri Erdman

Votes: 2,013

4. Zvenigora (1927)

109 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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An old Ukrainian man protects and searches for a legendary treasure in the midst of political upheavals.

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Nikolai Nademsky, Semyon Svashenko, Aleksandr Podorozhnyy, Polina Sklyar-Otava

Votes: 972

5. The Eleventh Year (1927)

59 min | Documentary

6.9
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This documentary film is showing the hard labor of countrymen in industrial production to strengthen the U.S.S.R. economy and turning their country into a world power.

Director: Dziga Vertov

Votes: 304

6. Yagodka lyubvi (1926)

27 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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Jean, the hairdresser, is flabbergasted: what is that baby his girlfriend Lisa has put in his arms out of the blue? The fruit of love? Out of the question. From that moment on, the ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Maryan Krushelnitsky, Margarita Barskaya, Dmitriy Kapka, Ivan Zamychkovsky

Votes: 140

7. In Spring (1929)

79 min | Documentary

7.8
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In Spring is a masterpiece of Ukrainian cinema avant-garde, a non-fiction film made by Mikhail Kaufman, Dziga Vertov's brother and co-author, along the lines of the avant-gardist theory of ... See full summary »

Director: Mikhail Kaufman

Votes: 142

8. A Spectre Haunts Europe (1923)

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Set in an imaginary land where the threat of revolution spurs the Emperor to seek exile in one of the most distant parts of his realm. There he meets Elka, the daughter of a revolutionary ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Gardin | Stars: Zoya Barantsevich, Oleg Frelikh, Evgeniy Gryaznov, Liana Iskritskaya-Gardina

9. Kira Kiralina (1928)

86 min | Drama

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To pay off debts, Kira at 13 is sold by her parents to the old and rich Stavro. Constantly humiliated and beaten she gives birth to Dragomir and Kiralina. The trader Nazid kills Stavro to be able to sell Kiralina to a brothel.

Director: Boris Glagolin | Stars: Elizaveta Valerskaya, Krestinsky, Akitov, Heiri Emirzade

10. The Diplomatic Pouch (1927)

50 min | Thriller

6.4
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The true murder of the Soviet diplomat Teodor Nette, which narrates the difficulties in returning the diplomatic bag of the murdered agent to Russia, by sea and before it is found by the British secret police.

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Mattea Buyukli, A. Klymenko, Heorhii Zelondzhev-Shypov, Ida Penzo

Votes: 151

11. Yego kar'yera (1928)

Drama

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Director: Victor A. Turin | Stars: Nikolay Kutuzov, Vladimir Kriger, Larisa Liliyeva, Leonid Danilov

12. Order na arest (1927)

84 min | Drama

6.3
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Director: Georgi Tasin | Stars: Heiri Emirzade, Nikolay Kutuzov, Alik Litovecky, Nikolai Panov

Votes: 17

13. Bennie the Howl (1927)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

6.6
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The seamy Jewish underworld of Odessa is the setting for Isaac Babel's story based on the life of gangster king Mishka Yaponchik "Mike the Jap" Vinnitsky. Murder is a way of life for Benya ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Vilner | Stars: Matvei Lyarov, Yuri Shumsky, Nikolai Nademsky, Ivan Zamychkovsky

Votes: 44

14. For Woman About a Woman (1930)

37 min | Documentary, Short

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Popular science film about the structure and features of the female body, recommendations on women's behavior in everyday life, in particular during pregnancy and in the postpartum period.

Director: Evgeniya Grygorovych

15. P.K.P. (1926)

126 min | History, War

5.2
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Directors: Aksel Lundin, Georgiy Stabovoy | Stars: Nikolai Kuchinsky, Matvei Lyarov, Yuri Tyutyunik, Dmitri Erdman

Votes: 6

16. Bread (1930)

45 min | Drama

6.7
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A demobilized Red Army soldier returns to his village. Inspired by the spirit of collectivism, he plows a field so that the kulak's portion now belongs to the community, and sows it with ... See full summary »

Director: Nikolai Shpikovsky | Stars: Fedir Hamalii, Dmitriy Kapka, Luka Lyashenko, Sofia Smirnova

Votes: 57

17. Spartak (1926)

96 min | Drama, History

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Director: Muhsin Ertugrul | Stars: Nikolay Deynar, Matvei Lyarov, Brodskaya, Ivan Kononenko-Kozelskiy

18. Five Brides (1930)

57 min | Drama

6.9
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Bandits descend on a Jewish village and threaten to destroy it if they're not given five beauties in wedding dresses.

Director: Aleksandr Solovyov | Stars: Aleksandr Istomin, Matvei Lyarov, Raisa Rami-Shor, Stepan Shagaida

Votes: 25

19. Vasya reformator (1926)

49 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Vasya has been left to himself since childhood and is used to independence. In one day, Vasya manages to get a man out of the water, ride a strange car, expose a priest and catch the thief.

Directors: Aleksandr Dovzhenko, Faust Lopatinsky | Stars: Vasili Lyudvinsky, Yuri Chernyshov, Yuri Shumsky, Natalya Chernysheva

Votes: 28

20. Two Days (1927)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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During the 1917-1921 Civil War in Ukraine, a landlord and his family flee the Bolshevik troops, who are already on the outskirts of the city. The faithful doorman stays behind to guard the ... See full summary »

Director: Georgiy Stabovoy | Stars: Ivan Zamychkovsky, Sergei Minin, Valeriy Gakkebush, P. Stroganov

Votes: 54

21. Hamburg (1926)

Drama

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Germany, 1923. Economic ruin, hunger and strikes. Workers called to fight by the communist Nils Unger seize an arsenal of weapons and turn each building into a fortress. The Social Democrat... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Ballyuzek | Stars: Georgiy Sprantse, Ksana Zapadnaya, Konstantin Garin, Leonid Barbe

22. The Self-Seeker (1929)

75 min | Comedy

6.9
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An opportunistic Kyivan Apollon Shmyguyev, whose peaceful bourgeois life is interrupted by the civil war, decides to wait out the trouble in the South of Ukraine, which is under the rule of... See full summary »

Director: Nikolai Shpikovsky | Stars: Dora Feller-Spikovskaya, Dimitry Kaka, Luka Lyashenko, Ivan Sadovskiy

Votes: 33

23. Suburban Districts (1930)

60 min

6.2
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Director: Grigori Gritscher-Tscherikower | Stars: Nato Vachnadze, Rostyslav Orlov, Ivan Yudin, Vladimir Lisovskiy

Votes: 10

24. Alim (1926)

Drama

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Director: Georgi Tasin | Stars: Ivan Arbenin-Padokhin, Aleksandr Arbo, Asiye Emir-Zade, Heiri Emirzade

25. The Night Coachman (1929)

54 min | Drama

7.6
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Set in Odessa at the end of the Civil War when the town is occupied by the Whites. The night coachman, fifty-year-old Gordi Yaroshchuk, lives with his daughter Kate who gets involved with a Bolshevik and revolutionary.

Director: Georgi Tasin | Stars: Amvrosi Buchma, Maria Dyusimeter, Karl Tomski, Yuri Shumsky

Votes: 36

26. Cherevichki (1928)

Comedy

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Director: Pyotr Chardynin | Stars: P. Tsikhomovich, G. Galina, A. Simonov, A. Kharitonov

27. Troye (1928)

70 min | Comedy

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A Soviet comedy based on a story by O. Henry adapted for film by Vladimir Mayakovsky. Three boys: an exemplary young communist, a son of capitalist, and a homeless street thug, swap their dresses and change their behavior.

Director: Aleksandr Solovyov | Stars: Gavriil Marinchak, V. Goncharov, Zoya Barantsevich, Yuriy Krestinskiy

28. Skvoz slyozy (1928)

95 min | Comedy

5.9
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Director: Grigori Gritscher-Tscherikower | Stars: Ivan Kaveberg, Anna Goricheva, D. Cantor, Mariya Sinelnikova

Votes: 12

29. The Right to a Woman (1930)

37 min | Short

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Director: Aleksei Kapler | Stars: Tatyana Mukhina, Ivan Skuratov, Vladimir Sokirko, Taisiya Zlatogorova

30. Dekabryukhov i Oktyabryukhov (1928)

76 min

6.5
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The bourgeois wedding of Dekabryukhova is interrupted by the machine-gun fire of revolution. He flees abroad, leaving his wife. Oktyabryukhov stays and adapts to the new life. At the end of... See full summary »

Directors: O. Iskander, Aleksei Smirnov | Stars: Georgi Astafyev, Leonid Barbe, A. Belov, Afanasi Belov

Votes: 14

31. Searching for Fate (1927)

Drama

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The serf Ostap Mandryka, who caused arrogant anger with his behavior, flees from inevitable reprisal in Bulgaria, where he is injured when crossing the border. Together with other fugitives... See full summary »

Director: Mark Tereshchenko | Stars: Ivan Kapralov, Leonid Barbe, L. Chembarskaya, Leonid Chembarskiy

32. Zakony shtorma (1928)

Drama

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Once, during the years of the First World War, Ensign Shakhov in prison involuntarily betrayed the revolutionary Rayevsky. After the October Revolution, this is revealed. Shakhov is threatened with execution.

Director: Aleksandr Solovyov | Stars: Nikolay Dalmatov, Boris Shlikhting, Ivan Kaveberg, F. Khokhlov

33. The Sale of an Appetite (1928)

Comedy

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After eating too much, the glutton-millionaire realizes that he has ruined his stomach. The hired scientist, Professor Fuchs, proposes a new surgical treatment that would separate the ... See full summary »

Director: Nikolai Okhlopkov | Stars: Amvrosi Buchma, M. Tsybulsky, Anisim Suslov, A. Gvozdeva

34. Vanka i 'Mstitel' (1928)

65 min | Adventure, Family

6.3
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Heroic war adventures of an orphan shepherd boy, who saved two Red Army scout soldiers from the pursuit by White Army and as a reward was admitted into the squadron.

Director: Aksel Lundin | Stars: Anton Klimenko, Volodya Nolman, Andrey Petrovsky, Mykola Sadovsky

Votes: 14

35. Za monastyrskoyu bramoyu (1928)

58 min | Drama

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From the life of a convent in pre-revolutionary Russia.

Director: Pyotr Chardynin | Stars: Nina Li, A. Belov, Boris Bezgin, Nikolai Kuchinsky

36. Ukraziya (1925)

209 min | Drama, History

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Director: Pyotr Chardynin | Stars: Nikolai Panov, Nikolai Saltykov, Darya Zerkalova, Matvei Lyarov

37. Scandal (1928)

70 min | Drama, Romance

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The neighbors, wanting to vacate the room she lives in, are trying to slander Vera, who dearly loves Alexei. He believes their gossip. Hooligan Sashka wounds the girl. Alexey realizes that he is wrong.

Director: Ivane Perestiani | Stars: Lili Kipiani, Dmitry Kipiani, Semyon Gubin-Gun, Dmitriy Kapka

39. Tamilla (1927)

41 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: Muhsin Ertugrul | Stars: Anna Zarzhitskaya, Nikolai Kuchinsky, Ivan Kapralov, Matvei Lyarov

Votes: 7

40. Wandering Stars (1927)

63 min | Drama

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The violinist Leva Ratkovich loved the poor girl Rachel, but her father did not allow her to marry a "beggar". Making sure that in tsarist Russia he could not achieve recognition, Leva ... See full summary »

Director: Grigori Gritscher-Tscherikower | Stars: Ya. Bri, I. Dubravim, Raisa Rami-Shor, Matvei Lyarov

41. Mitya (1927)

97 min | Comedy

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Exposing the customs of provincial philistinism in the years of NEP. Small town. Mitya, going to the party of his bride Shurochka, finds a dying woman with infants. When he comes to visit ... See full summary »

Director: Nikolai Okhlopkov | Stars: Nikolai Okhlopkov, Tamara Adelgeym, Teodor Brainin, Yuri Chernyshov

42. Taras Tryasylo (1927)

62 min | Drama

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Director: Pyotr Chardynin | Stars: Leonid Barbe, Margarita Barskaya, A. Belov, Amvrosi Buchma

43. Lesnoy zver (1925)

Adventure

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In the spring of 1920, Buzko was an employee of the Odessa Provincial Cheka, whose task was to find the den of the forest chieftain Zabolotny, who had terrorized the population of two ... See full summary »

Director: Aksel Lundin | Stars: Nikolai Saltykov, Arkadiy Malskiy, Ivan Kapralov, Nikolai Panov

44. Locksmith and Chancellor (1924)

54 min

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The Government of the fictional country Norland has unleashed a war with the neighboring Galikania and is suffering one defeat after another.

Director: Vladimir Gardin | Stars: Ivan Khudoleyev, Nikolai Panov, Nina Tairova, Vladimir Gardin

45. Sol (1925)

Short, Drama

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Director: Pyotr Chardynin | Stars: Ivan Kapralov, Leonid Yurenev, Aleksandr Sashin, A. Olenich-Alekseyeva

46. Mitroshka - soldat revolyutsii (1929)

Comedy

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Director: Mark Tereshchenko | Stars: Arseni Kuts, Zoya Kurdyumova, O. Appak, Anton Klimenko

47. Tri komnaty s kukhney (1928)

Comedy

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Satire on the bourgeois life.

Director: Nikolai Shpikovsky | Stars: N. Tatarchevskiy, Dora Feller-Spikovskaya, Semyon Grabin, B. Goncharov

48. Tomnoye tsarstvo (1929)

Drama

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About the cruel mores of the provincial philistinism of old Russia.

Directors: Aleksandr Gavronskiy, Yuri Vinokurov | Stars: Aleksandr Chistyakov, P. Seregin, G. Rostov, Nataliya Alifanova

49. Svezhiy veter (1927)

Drama

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About the struggle of Pomory fishermen in the first years of NEP with a private trader - a buyer of cheap fish.

Director: Georgiy Stabovoy | Stars: Nikolai Kuchinsky, Ivan Sizov, N. Rudakov, Mili Taut-Korso

50. In the Claws of the Soviets (1926)

76 min | Comedy

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The misadventures of an industrialist thrown out of Russia by the October Revolution.

Director: Panteleymon Sazonov | Stars: Konstantin Garin, Leonid Chembarskiy, Bella Beletskaya, Aleksandr Nikitin


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