Films about Stalin

Films about Stalin
List of the best films about Stalin according to visitors: Stalin's Couch, Mr. Jones, The Inner Circle, The Death of Stalin, Burnt by the Sun, The Spy, Legend No. 17, Stalin, Look Who's Back, Peter on the Way to Heaven.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 4.6
CountryFrance, Portugal, Russia
StyleBy books, Serious

Set in the 1950s Soviet Union, centers on a young artist who is commissioned to create Stalin's monument and must go through KGB scrutiny.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryPoland, United Kingdom, Ukraine
CharactersHorses, Wolves, Cannibals, Stalin, Journalists
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Fight, Money, Investigation
PlacePrison, Forest, USSR, Party, Ukraine

In March 1933, Welsh journalist Gareth Jones travel to Ukraine, where he experiences at first hand the horrors of a famine. Everywhere he goes he meets henchmen of the Soviet secret service who are determined to prevent news about the catastrophe from getting out. Stalin’s forced collectivisation of agriculture has resulted in misery and ruin; the policy is tantamount to mass murder. Supported by Ada Brooks, a New York Times reporter, Jones succeeds in spreading the shocking news.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryItaly, Soviet Union, USA
CharactersStalin, Orphans
PlotLove, On real events, Political, KGB
PlaceTrains, Russia
TimeWorld War II
StyleMakes me think, Depressive, Serious

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 flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his "Master" despite the arrest of his neighbors and his involvement with their daughter, his wife's affair with the chilling State Security chief Lavrentii Beria and her tragic decline, and the deadly political machinations within the Kremlin he witnesses firsthand. Written by Martin H. Booda

Markimdb: 7.3
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Belgium, Canada, USA
CharactersDogs, Stalin, Military
PlotOn real events, Hockey, Money, Death, Political
PlacePrison, Russia, USSR, Siberia

Stalin's core team of ministers tussle for control following the Russian leader's stroke in 1953.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia, France
PlotWar, Revenge, Friendship, Love triangle, Political
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching

Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin Dmitri from Moscow, who charms the women and little Nadia with his games and pianistic bravura. But Kotov isn't fooled: this is the time of Stalin's repression, with telephone calls in the middle of the night spelling doom - and he knows that Dmitri isn't paying a social call...

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, adventure, detective
CharactersSpy, Scouts, Hitler, Heroes, Stalin
PlotWar, Weapon, Rivalry
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, By books, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

Spring 1941. Center of Moscow. Duel of the two intelligence services turns more and more tense.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
PlotLove, Sports, Hockey, Intrigue, Competitions
PlaceRussia, Spain, Moscow, Canada

Biopic of Russian ice hockey legend Valeri Kharlamov from early childhood, rising to the pinnacle of the sport and his untimely death

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, Russia, Hungary
PlotOn real events, Political, KGB
PlaceRussia, USSR
TimeCold War
StyleFascinating, Serious

The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
PlotTime travel, Revolution, Political, Internet
PlaceGermany, Berlin
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot

Adolf Hitler wakes up in a vacant lot in Berlin, with no knowledge of anything that happened after 1945. Homeless and destitute. Although everyone recognizes him, nobody believes that he is Hitler; instead, they think he is either a comedian, or a method actor.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama

In the small town of Kandalaksha, Petya lives out a fantasy life as a traffic cop. He has a holster, a wooden gun, and the locals humor him by following his "orders." When a convict escapes from a nearby prison, Petya joins the manhunt as any good officer would.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotOn real events
PlaceRussia, USSR

British comedy satirising Stalin's inner circle as an absolute monarchs court. In the face of rampant abuse of power and poisonous distrust some still manage to keep faith with the Bolshevist creed until the very end. In front of the firing squad a stalwart bolshevist of the first hour exclaims: "Even in the best democracy errors are being made!"

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
TimeGreat Patriotic War

In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Russian army protects the bridgehead of the Don River against the German army while the retreating Russian troops cross the bridge. While they move back to the Russian territory through the countryside, the soldiers show their companionship, sentiments, fears and heroism to defend their motherland.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountrySoviet Union, Poland, Yugoslavia, East Germany, Italy
PlotWar, Tanks
TimeWorld War II

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Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, military
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Russia
CharactersSpy, Stalin, Jews, Military, Old man
PlacePrison, Aircraft
TimeWorld War II

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 authorities appear to have forgotten about him so this leaves him free to work his chams on the village postmistress, Njura, untill the local militia are tipped off.

Markimdb: 4.1
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CharactersStalin, Cossacks, Soldier, Actors, Nurses

Poland's winning battle against Soviet Russia as seen through the eyes of two young protagonists, Ola and Jan. She is a Warsaw cabaret dancer, while he is a cavalry officer and poet who believes in socialist ideals

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, crime, military, biography
CountryFrance, Germany, Romania
PlotWar, Political
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, Makes me think, Depressive, Disturbing

Kurt Gerstein—a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS—is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. he is then shocked to learn that the process he used to purify water for his troops by using Zyklon-B, is now used to kill people in gas chambers.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Poland
CharactersStalin, Journalists, Refugees
PlotLove, Investigation, Death, Mystery
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, For men, Disturbing

An ambitious young journalist uncovers the horrific slaughter of 22,000 Polish officers during World War II, a secret kept hidden for far too many years.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredocumentary, military, history
TimeWorld War II

“The Soviet Story” is a story of an Allied power, which helped the Nazis to fight Jews and which slaughtered its own people on an industrial scale. Assisted by the West, this power triumphed on May 9th, 1945. Its crimes were made taboo, and the complete story of Europe’s most murderous regime has never been told. Until now...

Markimdb: 5.4
Genredrama, biography, history
CharactersStalin, Ballerinas
TimeWorld War II

Cold autumn of 1942. Second year of war. Former Molotov city, which was renamed after the war to Perm. The Leningrad Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet after Kirov is evacuated here and in the process of tense preparations for the premiere of the Gayane ballet. In 8 hours Khachaturian writes the most performed creation…

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, history
CountryRomania, Luxembourg, France
StyleBlack humor

In a small village of Communist-era Romania a young couple wish to marry, but Joseph Stalin dies the night prior to their wedding ceremony forcing the bride and groom to marry in silence.

Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history

A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryEast Germany

April 1945: Gregor Hecker, 19 years of age, reaches the outskirts of Berlin as part of the Red Army's scouting team. Having fled Germany with his family when he was eight, he is confronted with the dilemma of having to fight men from the very country he was born in. Through dealing with challenging situations (e.g. he is appointed commander of Bernau, talks to many disillusioned Germans, and is once and again attacked by scattered groups of German soldiers), he grows more confident that not all hope is lost for post-war Germany.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genreadventure, military, history
CharactersTankman, Stalin, Inventors, Soldier, Investigators
PlotWar, Adventure, Tanks, Skirmishes, Friendship
PlaceUSSR, Lake
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Patriotic, Tense

A prototype of a new cutting edge tank is being taken on a secret mission to Moscow, to Comrade Stalin. Soon the cross-country run turns into a ruthless race. Followed by Nazis, the tanks' team defeats their pursuers and proves the great ability and vast superiority of the machine that is about to become a legendary T-34.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, history
PlotOn real events, Survival
PlacePrison, Russia, Gulag, USSR, Siberia
TimeWorld War II, Winter
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Serious

June 14, 1941, 3 a.m. Over 40000 people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are deported by Soviets to Siberia. Among them is a philosophy student Erna, a happily married mother of a little girl. Separated from her husband Erna and her daughter are dispatched together with other women and children to remote Siberian territories. Despite hunger, fear and brutal humiliation Erna never in next fifteen years loses her sense of freedom and hope of returning to homeland. The story is inspired by real events.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, adventure, crime
CharactersLosers, Old man
PlotAdventure, Chase
StyleLight, To cry, By books, Fascinating, Fancy

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.

Markimdb: 5
Genredrama, military, history
PlotOn real events, Revolution, Political

The Founding of a Republic is a Chinese historical film commissioned by China's film regulator and made by the state-owned China Film Group (CFG) to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. The film retells the tale of the Communist ascendancy and triumph.

Markimdb: 4.1
Genrehorror, thriller
PlotFriendship, Supernatural, Curses, Ghosts, Box
TimeWorld War II

When six-year-old Sophie is tragically orphaned guardianship is assigned to her estranged aunt Annabelle. The two move into a large, eerie, Victorian house where Sophie unearths a locked wooden box with a strange symbol drawn on it. Desperate to connect with her niece Annabelle pries the lock open revealing a beautiful music box. Each time the music box is wound and replayed it's surprisingly chilling melody plays slightly longer, captivating Sophie even more. When the music box begins affecting Sophie's behavior and health Annabelle seeks the aid of a child psychologist and clairvoyant who soon discover the music box is possessed by an evil spirit who seeks to haunt Sophie and destroy Annabelle. As the haunting intensifies time begins to run out and Annabelle finds herself racing against the music box's melody to defeat the spirit before the last note plays.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersStalin, Military, Journalists, Soldier
PlotWar, Investigation, Obsession, Political, Intrigue
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

A British college professor, working in Russia, investigates certain mysteries surrounding the life and death of Joseph Stalin.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Russia, Italy, Luxembourg, Georgia
PlaceRussia, USSR, Caucasus, Georgia

A witty, despairing French-Russian-Italian-Swiss art movie set in 16th-century Georgia, Stalinist Georgia, contemporary Georgia, and contemporary Paris, featuring the same actors in all four settings.

Markimdb: 8.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersSpy, Stalin
StyleMakes me think

Convinced that his subtenant is a spy and an enemy of the state, Ilija Čvorović falls into deep paranoia which leads to absurd and destructive chain of events.