Soviet Union (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Come and See (1985)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, Thriller, War

8.4
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After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.

Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas

Votes: 77,393

2. Stalker (1979)

Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko

Votes: 133,023 | Gross: $0.23M

3. Solaris (1972)

PG | 167 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.0
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90 Metascore

A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy

Votes: 90,756

4. Mirror (1975)

Not Rated | 107 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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80 Metascore

A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovskiy, Ignat Daniltsev, Oleg Yankovskiy

Votes: 46,412 | Gross: $0.18M

5. Andrei Rublev (1966)

R | 205 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer St. Andrei Rublev.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko, Nikolay Sergeev

Votes: 53,440 | Gross: $0.10M

6. Dersu Uzala (1975)

G | 142 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.2
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The Russian army sends an explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness where he makes friends with a seasoned local hunter.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin, Mikhail Bychkov, Vladimir Khrulyov

Votes: 29,252

7. Ivan's Childhood (1962)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, War

8.0
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During WWII, Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev strikes up a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers while working as a scout behind the German lines.

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

Votes: 36,478

8. War and Peace (1965)

GP | 453 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.3
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The Russian aristocracy prepares for the French invasion on the eve of 1812.

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Lyudmila Saveleva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Boris Zakhava

Votes: 7,349 | Gross: $0.13M

9. Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Not Rated | 66 min | Drama, History, Thriller

8.0
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97 Metascore

In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel's officers. The resulting street demonstration in Odessa brings on a police massacre.

Director: Sergei Eisenstein | Stars: Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barskiy, Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Ivan Bobrov

Votes: 57,555 | Gross: $0.05M

10. The Color of Pomegranates (1969)

Not Rated | 79 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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A surreal biopic of Armenian poet Sayat Nova, told via non-narrative amalgamations of images, hailed as revolutionary by Mikhail Vartanov.

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

Votes: 10,999

11. 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: 24,982

12. Viy (1967)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.

Directors: Konstantin Ershov, Georgiy Kropachyov | Stars: Leonid Kuravlyov, Natalya Varley, Aleksey Glazyrin, Nikolay Kutuzov

Votes: 7,620

13. 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: 17,568 | Gross: $0.02M

14. Zerograd (1988)

103 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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An engineer in charge of the production line of a factory in Moscow is sent to a small town to try to specify the distributor the new dimensions of a mechanic part they need. But in this ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov | Stars: Leonid Filatov, Oleg Basilashvili, Vladimir Menshov, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan

Votes: 2,185

15. Alexander Nevsky (1938)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.5
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The story of how a great Russian prince led a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights.

Directors: Sergei Eisenstein, Dmitriy Vasilev | Stars: Nikolay Cherkasov, Nikolai Okhlopkov, Andrei Abrikosov, Dmitriy Orlov

Votes: 11,418

16. Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)

PG | 150 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions. Different careers. And big late love.

Director: Vladimir Menshov | Stars: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Aleksandr Fatyushin

Votes: 12,966 | Gross: $2.50M

17. Dead Man's Letters (1986)

87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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In the aftermath of nuclear holocaust, a group of intellectuals crave to find hope in the pale and colorless new world. Among them, a history teacher tries to contact via letters his missing son.

Director: Konstantin Lopushanskiy | Stars: Rolan Bykov, Iosif Ryklin, Viktor Mikhaylov, Aleksandr Sabinin

Votes: 3,269

18. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965)

97 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.8
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A timeless Carpathian story - the young Ivan falls in love with the daughter of his father's killer among the Hutsul people of Ukraine.

Director: Sergei Parajanov | Stars: Ivan Mikolaychuk, Larisa Kadochnikova, Tatyana Bestayeva, Spartak Bagashvili

Votes: 7,243

19. The Ascent (1977)

111 min | Drama, War

8.2
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Two Soviet partisans on a mission to gather food contend with the winter cold, the occupying Germans, and their own psyches.

Director: Larisa Shepitko | Stars: Boris Plotnikov, Vladimir Gostyukhin, Sergey Yakovlev, Lyudmila Polyakova

Votes: 8,667

20. The Blue Bird (1976)

G | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.3
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A pair of peasant children, Mytyl (Patsy Kensit) and her brother Tyltyl (Todd Lookinland), are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness (Nedezhda Pavlova) by the Fairy... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Cicely Tyson, Ava Gardner

Votes: 1,150 | Gross: $0.89M

21. Rasputin (1981)

104 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.

Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Aleksey Petrenko, Anatoliy Romashin, Velta Line, Alisa Freyndlikh

Votes: 1,570

22. Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1944)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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During the early part of his reign, Ivan the Terrible faces betrayal from the aristocracy and even his closest friends as he seeks to unite the Russian people.

Director: Sergei Eisenstein | Stars: Nikolay Cherkasov, Lyudmila Tselikovskaya, Serafima Birman, Mikhail Nazvanov

Votes: 10,048

23. Courier (1986)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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The story of a teenager boy in times of the comunism fall in the Soviet Union.

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov | Stars: Fyodor Dunayevsky, Anastasiya Nemolyaeva, Oleg Basilashvili, Inna Churikova

Votes: 4,575

24. The Diamond Arm (1969)

Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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An ordinary Soviet citizen accidentally intervenes into a huge operation of international criminal group that trades illegally obtained jewelry.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Yuriy Nikulin, Nina Grebeshkova, Andrey Mironov, Anatoliy Papanov

Votes: 14,737

25. White Sun of the Desert (1970)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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At the end of the Russian Civil War, Red Army soldier Fyodor Sukhov is ordered to guard the harem of a Caspian Sea guerrilla leader.

Director: Vladimir Motyl | Stars: Anatoliy Kuznetsov, Pavel Luspekayev, Spartak Mishulin, Kakhi Kavsadze

Votes: 7,205

26. Heart of a Dog (1988 TV Movie)

PG | 136 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.6
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In the wake of the Russian revolution, Professor Preobrazhensky rescues a starving dog from the gutter, and attempts to transform him into a man. Based on Mikhail Bulgakov's novel of the same name.

Director: Vladimir Bortko | Stars: Evgeniy Evstigneev, Vladimir Tolokonnikov, Boris Plotnikov, Roman Kartsev

Votes: 7,943

27. Revenge (1990)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, History

7.2
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After their daughter is murdered, a couple raises a son to avenge her.

Director: Yermek Shinarbayev | Stars: Aleksandr Pan, Valentina Te, Kasym Zhakibayev, Lyubov Germanova

Votes: 489

28. The Snow Queen (1957)

Unrated | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.5
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When the Snow Queen, a lonely and powerful fairy, kidnaps the human boy Kay, his best friend Gerda must overcome many obstacles on her journey to rescue him.

Director: Lev Atamanov | Stars: Vladimir Gribkov, Yanina Zheymo, Anna Komolova, Mariya Babanova

Votes: 2,587

29. Kin-dza-dza! (1986)

PG-13 | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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Two Russians push the wrong button on a strange device and end up on the telepathic planet Pluke with its strange societal norms.

Director: Georgiy Daneliya | Stars: Stanislav Lyubshin, Evgeniy Leonov, Yuriy Yakovlev, Levan Gabriadze

Votes: 12,638

30. Battle Beyond the Sun (1959)

77 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.4
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Two countries race to have the first successful landing on Mars.

Directors: Mikhail Karyukov, Aleksandr Kozyr, Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Ivan Pereverzev, Aleksandr Shvorin, Konstantin Bartashevich, Gurgen Tonunts

Votes: 894

31. Aelita, the Queen of Mars (1924)

Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A mysterious radio message is beamed around the world, and among the engineers who receive it are Los, the hero, and his colleague Spiridonov. Los is an individualist dreamer. Aelita is the... See full summary »

Director: Yakov Protazanov | Stars: Yuliya Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky, Nikolai Tsereteli, Nikolay Batalov

Votes: 2,641

32. Assa (1987)

153 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.7
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ASSA is set in Crimea during the winter in the mid eighties. A young musician (Bananan) falls for mobster's (Krymov) young mistress (Alika). The parallel story line involves an 18th century assassination plot.

Director: Sergey Solovyov | Stars: Natan Eidelman, Anatoly Slivnikov, German Shorr, Ilya Ivanov

Votes: 2,778

33. The Steamroller and the Violin (1961)

46 min | Drama

7.4
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Seven year old Sasha practices violin every day to satisfy the ambition of his parents. Already withdrawn as a result of his routines, Sasha quickly regains confidence when he accidentally ... See full summary »

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Igor Fomchenko, Vladimir Zamanskiy, Natalya Arkhangelskaya, Marina Adzhubei

Votes: 6,455

34. Operation 'Y' & Other Shurik's Adventures (1965)

TV-G | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Three stories about Shurik - a young student. He fights against criminals, falls in love, confuses apartments, passes exams - he lives after all.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Aleksandr Demyanenko, Mikhail Pugovkin, Aleksei Smirnov, Vladimir Basov

Votes: 13,321

35. Guest from the Future (1984)

PG | 63 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

8.1
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A school boy finds a time machine and he helps Alisa, a scientist girl in the future, to save a mind-reading device from space pirates. Chased by the pirates and followed by Alisa he saves the device bringing it back to his own time.

Stars: Natalya Guseva, Aleksei Fomkin, Ilya Naumov, Vyacheslav Nevinnyy

Votes: 2,455

36. The Cat Who Walked by Herself (1988)

70 min | Animation, Drama

7.1
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A wise house cat tells a story about how humanity came to be. Long ago, helped by the Singing Magic, Man came to dominion over nature, domesticating wild animals who were once foes. And ... See full summary »

Director: Ideya Garanina | Stars: Ivan Burlyaev, Inna Churikova, Valentina Ponomaryova, Anna Kamenkova

Votes: 173

37. Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession (1973)

TV-G | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.2
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An ordinary Soviet building manager, living in the 20th century, looks like Tsar of All Rus' - Ivan IV the Terrible (1530 - 1584). He'd never known this, until his neighbor created a time machine.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Yuriy Yakovlev, Leonid Kuravlyov, Aleksandr Demyanenko, Saveliy Kramarov

Votes: 16,647

38. Crime and Punishment (1970)

221 min | Drama

7.9
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Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-law student, kills an old pawnbroker and her sister, perhaps for money, perhaps to prove a theory about being above the law. He comes to police attention ... See full summary »

Director: Lev Kulidzhanov | Stars: Georgiy Taratorkin, Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Tatyana Bedova, Viktoriya Fyodorova

Votes: 1,211

39. Office Romance (1977)

Not Rated | 159 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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The life of entire statistical bureau becomes crazy when an ordinary worker, a shy man, falls in love with a boss, a strict woman.

Director: Eldar Ryazanov | Stars: Alisa Freyndlikh, Andrey Myagkov, Svetlana Nemolyaeva, Oleg Basilashvili

Votes: 9,292

40. The Girls (1962)

98 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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Several romance stories - part funny, part sadly - set in a remote logging camp.

Director: Yuriy Chulyukin | Stars: Nadezhda Rumyantseva, Nikolay Rybnikov, Lyusena Ovchinnikova, Inna Makarova

Votes: 3,877

41. Spasi i sokhrani (II) (1989)

Documentary, Short, Drama

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Director: Leonid Popov

42. Earth (1930)

Unrated | 75 min | Drama

7.2
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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: 5,795

43. Amphibian Man (1962)

Not Rated | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.0
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People living in a seaside town are frightened by reports about an unknown creature in the ocean. Nobody knows what it is, but it's really the son of Doctor Salvator. The doctor performed ... See full summary »

Directors: Vladimir Chebotaryov, Gennadiy Kazanskiy | Stars: Vladimir Korenev, Anastasiya Vertinskaya, Mikhail Kozakov, Nikolai Simonov

Votes: 2,466

44. Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973)

69 min | Drama, History, War

8.8
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During World War II, a Soviet undercover spy managed to infiltrate the Nazi elite.

Stars: Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Yefim Kopelyan, Leonid Bronevoy, Ekaterina Gradova

Votes: 4,488

45. Repentance (1984)

PG | 153 min | Drama

8.1
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Varlam, the despotic mayor of a small town, dies. After his funeral, his body is repeatedly unearthed and buried again. Through flashbacks and dreamlike scenes, we witness his rise, power and ambiguities.

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

Votes: 4,509 | Gross: $0.22M

46. The Sword and the Dragon (1956)

83 min | Fantasy

5.5
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A mythical knight goes on an epic journey and fights barbarian hordes in an ancient land.

Director: Aleksandr Ptushko | Stars: Boris Andreyev, Shukur Burkhanov, Andrei Abrikosov, Natalya Medvedeva

Votes: 1,121

47. Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (1967)

TV-13 | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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A young student Shurik comes to a remote mountainous region in search of ancient legends and traditions. Fooled by the corrupt local governor, he helps him to kidnap a beautiful young girl, but soon realizes what he's done.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Aleksandr Demyanenko, Natalya Varley, Vladimir Etush, Frunzik Mkrtchyan

Votes: 12,179

48. They Fought for Their Country (1975)

137 min | Drama, War

7.8
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July 1942. Soviet forces are retreating in the face of a massive German onslaught towards Stalingrad. An infantry platoon is tasked with holding a vital hill in order to give their comrades time to cross the Don River and regroup.

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Vasiliy Shukshin, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Georgiy Burkov

Votes: 2,885

49. Siberiade (1979)

206 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. Three generations try to find the land of ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Vitali Solomin, Sergey Shakurov, Natalya Andreychenko

Votes: 2,119

50. October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1927)

95 min | Drama, History

7.4
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A large-scale view on the events of 1917 in Russia, when the monarchy was overthrown.

Directors: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei Eisenstein | Stars: Boris Livanov, Nikolay Popov, Vasili Nikandrov, Layaschenko

Votes: 7,877


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