Movies about Russia

List of the best films about Russia according to the audience: The Scythian, Furious, The Stronghold, Viking, The Horde, Yaroslav. A Thousand Years Ago, Tsar, Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba, 1612: Chronicles of the Dark Time
In the top there are new films of 2018, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
The Scythian (2018)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure, history
PlotRivalry, Revenge, Travel
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFor men, Exciting

These are times when one civilization is replacing another. A new era is about to begin in Central Eurasia. Scythians, the proud warriors, are all but gone. The few of their descendants have become ruthless mercenary assassins, the “waves of Ares.” Lutobor, is a soldier with a difficult task at hand. He becomes involved in internecine conflicts and sets off on a perilous journey to save his family. His guide is a captive Scythian by the name of Weasel. Lutobor and Weasel are enemies. They pray to different gods but must embark on this journey together. They brave the wild steppes, moving toward the last haven of the Scythians, to what seems to be their inevitable demise…

Furious (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, fantasy, history
PlotLove, Revenge
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, For men

A story of a legendary battle, where seventeen fearless warriors defend their land against an army of thousands well-trained soldiers. In 13th-century Mongol warrior hordes and their leader, Batu Khan, control most of the known world. As the Mongols move towards Europe they invade the last Russian principality standing in their way. Little do they know, their plans are about to be ruined by a small detachment of heroic strong men led by a mysterious brave warrior. This is a story about courage, endurance and self-sacrifice for the sake of one's country. This is the story of Evpaty the Furious.

The Stronghold (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantasy, adventure
PlotMagic, Weapon, Power

A solar eclipse activates a magic time portal, and a regular schoolboy Vit'ko from the 21st century goes a thousand years back in time. It doesn’t take Vitya long to recognize the legendary bogatyrs in young Oleshko, powerful Ilya and severe Dobrynya. Their life passes in fighting cumans who try to destroy Rusichi at any cost, using both weapons and black magic. Vitya finds himself in the very midst of incredible events, battles with mythical creatures and acquires real courage.

Viking (2016)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 4.5)
Genredrama, history
CharactersBrothers, Heroes
PlotRevenge, Death
PlaceRussia, Ukraine
TimeMiddle Ages

The early Middle Ages. A time of heavy swords and dark blood law. The ruling clan is in discord. The guilt for the accidental death of the brother has fallen on the Grand Duke. According to the law, revenge must be taken by the younger brother, a bastard. For the refusal to kill, he has to pay with eve- rything he had, because “for peace you need more swords than for a war”...

The Horde (2012)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.2)

It is the word "horde" that had meant, for many countries and nations, bloody raids and being under humilating contribution for centuries - a strange and scary world with its own rules and customs. To be or not to be for Rus (Ruthenia), that is the price of the one-man mission as he is departing to this world to accomplish a feat. The film tells the story of how Saint Alexius, the Metropolitan of Moscow and Wonderworker of All Russia, healed the Tatar Queen Taidula, Jani-Beg's mother, from blindness, in 1357

Yaroslav. A Thousand Years Ago (2010)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.1)
Genreadventure, history
PlotRivalry, Adventure
StyleFascinating, Disturbing, Exciting, Depressive

Young Russian Prince Yaroslav fights the robbers, tribes and the invaders. He is the first to unite Russian lands and to create the original Russian state.

Tsar (2009)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, history
PlotUprising, On real events
Time16th century
StyleDepressive, Atmospheric, Gloomy

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

Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba (2009)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 5.8)
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia, Ukraine, Poland
CharactersMilitary, Heroes
PlotRivalry, Uprising
Time16th century
StyleExciting, Fascinating

Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine's Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.

1612: Chronicles of the Dark Time (2007)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.6)
Genredrama, adventure, history

The czar of Russia has died and a power vacuum has developed. This period in the late 16th and early 17th century has been called "The Time of Troubles." There are many impostors who claim to the right to rule, but there's only one heir, the Czarina Kseniya Godunova. She has married a Polish military leader who wants to claim the Russian throne in her name so he can rule all of Russia. As the Poles move in on Moscow in an attempt to install the czarina on the throne, Andrei, a serf with a life-long infatuation of the czarina attempts to save her from her brutal Polish husband.