Movies about Russia

List of the best movies about Russia selected by visitors to our site: Red Sparrow, The Fool, Leto, Квнщики, Sobibor, Gogol. Viy, Hello Oksana Sokolova!, A Rough Draft, Siberia, Crystal Swan.

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Red Sparrow (2018)
Mark5 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CharactersKillers, Special agents
StyleWomens in main roles

Prima ballerina, Dominika Egorova faces a bleak and uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies as weapons. Dominika emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow after completing the sadistic training process. As she comes to terms with her new abilities, she meets a CIA agent who tries to convince her that he is the only person she can trust.

The Fool (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 8)
CharactersPoor, Family, Plumbers, Heroes, Neighbors
PlotRevenge, Justice, Uprising
PlaceRussia, Hostel, Small cities
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Gloomy, To cry, Action, Tense

The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.

Leto (2018)
Mark1 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama, music, biography
PlotFate, Love triangle
PlaceRussia, Trains, Party, Beach
StyleAtmospheric, Inspirational, Light

Leningrad, one summer in the early eighties. Smuggling LP’s by Lou Reed and David Bowie, the underground rock scene is boiling ahead of the Perestroika. Mike and his beautiful wife Natasha meet with young Viktor Tsoï. Together with friends, they will change the destiny of rock’n’roll in the Soviet Union.

Квнщики (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, drama
StyleFascinating, For men

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Sobibor (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.4)
Genredrama, military
PlotWar, Uprising
PlaceConcentration camp, Russia
TimeWorld War II

Based on the true story, international historical project “Sobibor” is dedicated to the heroism of the Soviet o cer Alexander Pechersky. During the great Patriotic war, being in a Nazi concentration camp Sobibor he managed to do the impossible — for only three weeks to organize a revolt and mass escape of the prisoners. Part of the escapees were caught and shot, and the rest led by Pechersky managed to escape and joined the partisans.

Gogol. Viy (2018)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 5.9)
Genredrama, adventure, detective
PlotSupernatural, Investigation, Witchcraft
PlaceRussia, Forest
StyleBy books, Depressive, Disturbing

A mysterious Dark Horseman slays young girls near the village of Dikanka, and he has already butchered 11 ladies. Nikolai Gogol, a scribe from Saint Petersburg has to take charge of the investigation, but the closer he gets to solving the case, the more fits he has, causing macabre visions. When he learns the next victim is his beloved, Liza, he doubts that he can protect her and resist the murderer. Fortunately, he meets somebody who can help him: Khoma Brut, the witch hunter, martial artist and philosopher. Together they spend three dreadful nights in an old chapel reading the funeral service for Ulyana, the witch, and calling upon the ghastly evil spirit Viy.

Hello Oksana Sokolova! (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 4.8)
PlotRadio, Body exchange
StyleLight, Fascinating

Things are finally starting to look bright for Ilya, a relatively unknown actor. Starting tomorrow, he will be the voice of Men's Radio. So of course he celebrates the occasion. But the next morning, the newly-crowned radio host finds himself unable to utter a single word. After a wild night out on the town he has completely lost his voice. It's half an hour before he goes on air, prime-time, the contract has already been signed, Ilya is in a state of panic... The only solution is to get an injection in his voice box. According to the doctor on hand, this is the only thing that might save the day.

A Rough Draft (2018)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 4.4)
CharactersHeroes, Witch
PlotSupernatural, Fate, Superpowers
PlaceParallel worlds, Russia

Young Muscovite Kirill is a talented designer of computer games. One day, he is completely erased from the memory of everyone he knew and loved. Kirill learns that he has been chosen for an important and mysterious mission: to become a customs officer between parallel worlds, of which there are dozens in the universe. Will Kirill unravel the mystery of these worlds and who controls them? And is our Earth really just an imaginary "draft" -- a parallel world -- which in reality does not exist ...

Siberia (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrethriller, melodrama, crime
PlotGems, Love at first sight, Missing people
PlaceRussia, Siberia, St. Petersburg
StyleAction, Tense, Fascinating

A diamond trader travels to Russia to arrange a sale. When his partner goes missing (along with the gems), the diamond trader winds up disappearing to Siberia. There, he begins a relationship with a local cafe owner, only to have his past soon catch up with him.

Crystal Swan (2018)
Mark2 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryBelarus, Germany, USA, Russia
PlaceRussia, Village
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Gloomy

Young Evelina has a law degree, but her dream is to travel to the USA and earn a living as a professional DJ. But it’s 1997 and the girl is living in post-Soviet Minsk...

Acid (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.7)
StyleDepressive, Gloomy

They have been abandoned in a world adorned with concepts such as family, friendship, love, and opportunities. In search of answers to their questions, they devour themselves like a chemical substance that corrodes the world around, in order to eventually learn not to listen but to hear, not to look but to see. And to find their way.

The Coach (2018)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama, sport
PlotSports, Soccer
PlaceRussia, Moscow
StyleExciting, Fascinating, For men

Contemporary Russia. After he flubs a penalty kick, a humiliated national soccer player quits the game. He flees to a small town, where he decides to coach their local team.

Dovlatov (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.4)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia, Poland, Serbia
CharactersWriters, Artists
PlaceSt. Petersburg, Russia

Dovlatov charts six days in the life of brilliant, ironic writer who saw far beyond the rigid limits of 70s Soviet Russia. Sergei Dovlatov fought to preserve his own talent and decency with poet and writer Joseph Brodsky while watching his artist friends get crushed by the iron-willed state machinery.

The Conquest Of Siberia (2019)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5.9)
Genredrama, history
PlaceRussia, Siberia

The story is set at the times of Peter the Great’s reforms. At those times when an emerging empire was wreaking havoc on provincial medievalism. The times were the melting pot of everything – of beliefs and of nations. The history of Russian Asia was made by captive Swedes, outlanders, Bokharan merchants, civil servants and officers, convicts, architects and chroniclers, Chinese smugglers, shamans and escaped dissenters, Orthodox missionaries and warlike steppe-dwellers Jungars.

The Factory (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryRussia, France, Armenia
CharactersSpecial Forces, Dogs, Journalists
PlotHostage, Weapon
StyleTense, Fascinating

When a factory is bound to close, a group of workers decides to take action against the owner.

Decision: Liquidation (2018)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 5.3)
Genreaction, drama, military
CharactersSpecial agents, Terrorists

The ruthless extremist Bazgaev responsible for terrorist attacks which lead to deaths of hundreds of civilians, among them school children, is planning new actions. A group of security officers is to track and destroy him. Based on a true story.

Каникулы президента (2018)
Mark3 (imdb: 4.3)
StyleFor relax

Russian comedy

In the Hood (2018)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 2.6)
CharactersPoor, Criminals, Friends, Teens
PlaceRussia, Los Angeles

Vova and his best friend Kisa make ends meet by working for the local thug in Vladivostock, Russia until one assignment forces them to question their own morality and puts their friendship to the ultimate test.

Metro (2013)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrethriller, drama
PlaceMoscow, Trains, Russia

Terror strikes the underground train system in Moscow in the form of a flood from a collapsed tunnel. The film follows a diverse group of Moscow citizens who find themselves trapped in the city’s underground rail network, their train derailed and virtually crushed after an aging tunnel collapses. Amongst this band of survivors is softly spoken surgeon Andrey (Sergei Puskepalis), whose wife is having an affair with the conceited businessman Vlad (Anatoly Beliy). Fate brings these two men together on the same doomed train, but there is little time to resolve their differences, as the tunnel begins to quickly fill with water, forcing them to work together with the others and find a way back to the surface.

T-34 (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama, adventure, military
CharactersTankman, Heroes
PlotTanks, Prison Break
StyleTouching, Heavy, Exciting, Tense

In 1944, a courageous group of Russian soldiers managed to escape from German captivity in a half-destroyed legendary T-34 tank. Those were the times of unforgettable bravery, fierce fighting, unbreakable love, and legendary miracles.