Movies about Russia

Movies about Russia
List of the best movies about Russia selected by visitors to our site: Angels of Revolution, Andrei Rublev, The Thief, Bitterly!, Doctor Zhivago, East/West, The Ascent, Cargo 200, Zhila-byla Odna Baba, The Island.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Angels of Revolution (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:53

Five friends – a poet, an actor, a painter, an architect and a primitivist film director – are five red avant-garde artists who try to find the embodiment of their hopes and dreams in the young Soviet state. The Revolution is boiling up like a bottle with apple cider: winged service dogs and heart-shaped potatoes, dead Semashko, the People’s Commissar for Health, and cheerful angels, love for the Tsar and love for the young secretary Annushka, executions and pregnancies – everything is interlaced and inseparable!

Andrei Rublev (1966)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:55

An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses a brutal battle and unintentionally becomes involved, he takes a vow of silence and spends time away from his work. As he begins to ease his troubled soul, he takes steps towards becoming a painter once again.

The Thief (1997)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia, France
Duration01:38

In 1946, a soldier fathers a child then dies before its birth. Jump to 1952: on a train, the child and his mother meet a handsome soldier who makes a play for her. She accepts. Posing as a married family, the soldier finds them a rooming house where he becomes everyone's favorite through his good looks and generosity. Meanwhile he gives the boy, Sanya, lessons in life: to fight back, to win at all costs. The child's mother, Katya, is head-over-heels in love with Tolyan, the soldier, but the relationship becomes rocky when Tolyan's true plans for the rooming house become clear. It starts them on a treadmill of flight that risks Katya's life, Tolyan's liberty, and Sanya's trust.

Bitterly! (2013)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration01:40

Progressive and talented Natasha and Roma dream of a European wedding by the sea... but Natasha's stepfather procured a different scenario. Rough official of the city administration considers the celebration as a springboard for their careers, and seeks to arrange all the «how to». Young awaits an unforgettable evening in the restaurant «Golden» with a complete set of the tedious rites. Not fight, the guys decide to spend their dream wedding in secret from conservative relatives. But by accident both celebration come together.

Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, military, history
CountryItaly, United Kingdom, USA
Duration03:17

The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution.

East/West (1999)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, history
CountryRussia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, France, Spain
Duration02:01

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 prison. He and his French wife (her passport ripped up) are sent to Kiev. She wants to return to France immediately; he knows that they are captives and must watch every step.

The Ascent (1977)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:46

Two Soviet partisans leave their starving band to get supplies from a nearby farm. The Germans have reached the farm first, so the pair must go on a journey deep into occupied territory, a voyage that will also take them deep into their souls.

Cargo 200 (2007)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:30

A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad.

Zhila-byla Odna Baba (2011)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:36

История частной жизни одной женщины и четверых ее мужчин. Главная героиня - неграмотная крестьянка, и действие фильма начинается с ее свадьбы в 1909 году, когда девушку из нищей семьи взяли в богатую, а кончается в 1921 году Антоновским восстанием.

The Island (2006)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:52

Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.

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Under Electric Clouds (2015)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama
CountryRussia, Poland, Ukraine
Duration01:41

Russia 2017. The world could be on the verge of a great war. People are anxious that things could fall apart. Evolving around an unfinished building, a diverse group of outsiders struggle to find their place in this rapidly changing society, making up the mosaic of existence that is life itself…

They Fought for Their Motherland (1975)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:40

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.

Russian Ark (2002)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantasy, drama, detective, history
CountryRussia, Germany, Japan, Canada, Finland, Denmark
Duration01:36

A French marquis wanders through a vast labyrinth of corridors, theaters and ballrooms at a reception for a Persian ambassador.

Russian Ragtime (1993)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:35

In Soviet Union young Misha is dreaming to see USA, but it seems highly unlikely...

The Barber of Siberia (1998)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, history
CountryRussia, France, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration02:59

Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental steam-driven timber harvester in the wilds of Siberia. Jane is his assistant. On her travels, she meets two men who would change her life forever: a handsome young cadet Andrej Tolstoy with whom she shares a fondness for opera, and the powerful General Radlov who is entranced by her beauty and wants to marry her.

Taxi Blues (1990)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySoviet Union, France
Duration01:50

Ivan is old Russia: thick, dour, hard-working, often brutish; he misses Communism. He drives a taxi and one night meets Alexi, a new Russian, a musician, an alcoholic, irresponsible. Alexi stiffs Ivan for the fare, so Ivan tracks him down and a love-hate relationship ensues. When Alexi lets the bath water run over in Ivan's flat and Ivan must pay 500 rubles for repairs, he tries to force Alexi into day labor to repay him. It's hopeless. Then, suddenly, Alexi is discovered, goes on a jazz tour of America, becomes a celebrity, and returns in triumph. Ivan longs to renew the friendship, and it looks as if he may get what he wants.

My Joy (2010)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryUkraine, Germany, Netherlands
Duration02:08

A routine run for a truck driver turns into a nightmare he can’t escape in this psychological drama from filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa. Georgy (Viktor Nemets) is driving a load of freight into Russia when, after an unpleasant encounter with the police at a border crossing, he finds himself giving a lift to a strange old man (Vladimir Golovin) with disturbing stories about his younger days in the Army. After next picking up a young woman (Olga Shuvalova) who works as a prostitute and is wary of the territory, Georgy finds himself lost, and despite asking some homeless men for help, he’s less sure than he was before of how to make his way back where he belongs. As brutal images of violence and alienation cross the screen, Georgy’s odyssey becomes darker and more desperate until it reaches an unexpected conclusion.

Closeness (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:47

1998, Nalchik. A Jewish family is in trouble: the youngest son and his bride do not come home, and in the morning, a ransom note arrives. The ransom is so high that the family is forced not only to sell its small business, but also to seek help from its fellow tribesmen.

Assassin of the Tsar (1991)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, history
CountrySoviet Union, United Kingdom
Duration01:42

A new doctor from Moscow arrives at a provincial mental institution. His interest is the peculiarities of the psyche of a patient who believes that he is Yakov Yurovsky, the man who assassinated the last Russian tsar. In the course of their conversations it transpires that the patient is a kind of philosopher, not without a gift for suggestion. In a while the doctor himself falls under his patient’s influence: he tends to relive that fatal night of June 16-17, 1918 when, without any investigation or trial, Tsar Nicholas II, who had recently abdicated, was murdered, together with his wife, daughters and incurably ill heir. Soon the doctor realizes that the tragedy of the last Russian tsar is in part his own tragedy, too...

Tsar (2009)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:59

In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission. Believing he can understand and interpret the signs, he sees the Last Judgment approaching. He establishes absolute power, cruelly destroying anyone who gets in his way. During this reign of terror, Philip, the superior of the monastery on the Solovetsky Islands, a great scholar and Ivan's close friend, dares to oppose the sovereign's mystical tyranny. What follows is a clash between two completely opposite visions of the world, smashing morality and justice, God and men. A grand-scale film with excellent leading roles by Mamonov and Yankovsky. An allegory of Stalinist Russia

The Relatives (2021)
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Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRussia

One morning, the father of the family decides to fulfill his lifelong dream: to go with his family to the Grushinsky festival and perform his song there. The family is forced to come to terms with the desire of a tyrant father and go on a road trip across all of Russia. Along the way, they will have adventures, various tests and a test of their relationships for strength. But the most important thing they will understand only at the end of this extraordinary trip.

The Major (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:39

On a cold winter’s day Sergey Sobolev, a major at the local police office, is driving to the hospital where his wife is about to give birth to their child. High from happiness, he’s driving too fast and runs down a boy on a passage walk, who dies. Now the major has only two options: go to prison or conceal the crime. Sobolev decides to compromise with his conscience and calls on a colleague to help him out. But the case turns out to be messy and when Sobolev finally changes his mind and tries to make up for his deed, it’s already too late…

Territory (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, adventure
CountryRussia
Duration02:37

It happened in the sixties, during the political thaw in the Soviet Union... but our story unfolds in the coldest terrain of the country. It was an unexplored and unbeaten terrain of boundless ice-field and forbidding rocks. This was the proper place for real men and real romantics. Our story is about the geologists prospecting gold in the Extreme North.

Soulless (2012)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:45

It's a story of 29-year-old top-manager Max who is really sure he is absolutely successful. All his life is around earning and spending money. But one day he meet a girl who is from another, real, world. And his own world starts to crash down.

City Day (2021)
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Genrecomedy
CountryRussia

The crazy comedy "City Day" tells about one day in the life of the inhabitants of the provincial Lyubyakino. Celebrating the City Day, people did not notice that the president himself had planned the working trip through the town. Sudden news plunges everyone into shock and creates chaos: the mayor, the district police officer, the priest and other heroes from this place, lost in the outback, forgotten by God and progress, must, in the shortest possible time, bring the city, actively celebrating, as the last time, into a decent look, in a hurry to mask the problems from the view from the guarded cortege and to depict that this is a place of high culture of everyday life.

Pocket of Russia (2021)

The film restores the panorama of the centuries. Journalistic narration with extensive use of artistic reconstructions, computer graphics, animation shows that the business tradition in the region was not interrupted. She manifests herself in different ways in different eras. A key trick used by different types of screen technologies is animation. Monuments to great people, buildings, industrial structures, landscapes of the Volga and Oka, film and photo chronicles are transformed, change in time and space, acquire a different dimension in order to somehow interact with the present, enter into a dialogue with descendants.

Cursed Official (2021)

One of the deputies of a certain city, after the curse of the deprived old woman, becomes physiologically incapable of taking bribes.

Directly Kakha (2020)
Markimdb: 1.5
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia

Kakha fell for the beautiful Sophia, but in order to get to her heart, he needed to overtake the brand new BMW Ruslan on his “penny” and score a friendship with Sergo. What will Kakh choose - love or friendship?

Durov (2021)

The first biography of Pavel Durov, the creator of the social network VKontakte and the Telegram messenger told by his close circle. The biography of a person who claims to protects your privacy, but in fact - protects his own.

Envelope (2012)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:17

Evgeniy's hobby is to send fake letters to real countries. He has collected a letter from every country except New Zealand, and he sends a letter there. Things turn worst when he actually receives a letter from someone there.




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