Movies about Russia

Movies about Russia
List of the best movies about Russia selected by visitors to our site: Andrei Rublev, Angels of Revolution, Blind Man's Bluff, Viking, Union of Salvation, War, Tycoon, Furious, Cargo 200, Leto.

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

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Country
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:55
CharactersArtists
StyleBlack and White

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:53
CharactersArtists, Friends
PlotRevolution, Snow, Culture
PlaceRussia, USSR
StyleFascinating

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!

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:51
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotPads, Rivalry
PlaceRussia, Laboratory
StyleBlack humor, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Sergei and Simon have to deliver a suitcase full of heroin to Mikhalych or else they will be killed. There is one minor detail: the only problem-solving technique they are familiar with is a shot in the head. There are more than 20 Russian-movie stars in the film, but you will not be able to recognize them immediately since they are all in disguise.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:08
CharactersVikings, Heroes, Criminals, Brothers
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Death
PlaceRussia, Ukraine
TimeMiddle Ages, Winter
StyleTense

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”...

Markimdb: 5.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryRussia
PlotRevolution, Political
PlaceRussia, Caucasus
Time18th century
StyleSerious

Russian troops occupied Paris. Russia became the first power in the world. Now everything seems possible. Young winners, guards officers, are sure that equality and freedom will come - here and now. For this they are ready to sacrifice everything - position, wealth, love, life ... and the country itself.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:00
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Hostage
PlaceChechnya, Russia
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

During the bloody war in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian soldiers are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the money for the British woman who is forced to wait for the ransom.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia, France, Germany
Duration02:08
CharactersGangsters
PlotFriendship, Political
PlaceRussia
StyleSmart, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the top. But with this cynical rise, comes a brutal fall.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, fantasy, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:58
CharactersHeroes
PlotLove, Revenge, Friendship
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:30
PlotHostage
PlaceRussia
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

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

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryRussia
Duration02:20
CharactersMusicians, Brothers, Architects, Singers
PlotLove triangle, Fate, Music group
PlaceTrains, Russia, USSR, Party, Beach
StyleLight, Inspirational, Atmospheric

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:44
CharactersTerminally ill, Girlfriends
PlotLove, Friendship, Fate
PlaceRussia
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Cute, Fascinating

Three friends are in the entrance of a luxury home in the heart of the city. They are young, full of strength and energy, they have the talent, skill and thirst for life and ... - well, they have all but one. But money...

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration01:40
CharactersAlcoholics, Brides
PlotLove, Dancing, Wedding
PlaceRussia, Party
StyleLight, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:47
CharactersDoctors
PlotOn real events, Loneliness, Rivalry
PlaceRussia
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious

The year is 1917. We are in the Russian countryside. It is the middle of freezing winter. A pale young, newly educated doctor arrives. Having to deal with one medical challenge after another he soon becomes the center of everyone's attention. To soothe the impressions of human suffering he turns to morphine.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia, France
Duration01:38
CharactersHorses, Spy, Thieves, Soldier
PlotLove, Dancing, Money, Death
PlacePrison, Russia, Party
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

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.

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Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
CharactersOfficials
PlotPolitical
PlaceRussia, Small cities

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.

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Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryRussia
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlaceUSSR
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleAction, Heavy

Fall of 1941. Freshly graduated from school, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya volunteers for a partisan unit. During an assignment, her comrades are ambushed, and she is captured by the Nazis. She endures hours of grueling interrogations and horrendous torture, but defiantly refuses to divulge any information that would compromise other units’ partisan missions. She doesn’t even tell her captors her real name. Zoya’s sacrifice was not in vain; it ignited fire in the hearts of millions of people and became the symbol of selfless heroism during WWII. She is one of the most celebrated heroes of that time.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, history
CountryRussia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, France, Spain
Duration02:01
CharactersFamily
PlotRelationship
PlaceGulag, USSR

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.

Markimdb: 1.4
Genreadventure, history
CountryRussia
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Travel, Death
PlaceParty
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleHeavy

An amazing story of tank crewmen who had gone through the war hand in hand and decided to celebrate the great victory in Paris. The friends, who had survived the dreadful experience of war, reached Berlin and set their eyes on a new course in life involving love, breath-taking adventures and their dream town Paris. The movie is based on real events.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:55
PlotLove, Adventure, Revenge, Friendship, Death
PlaceRussia, Siberia, Small cities
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:46
TimeWinter

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:27
CharactersWriters, Criminals
PlotSnow
PlaceSt. Petersburg
TimeWinter
StyleAction, Fascinating

A shell-shocked Afghanistan war hero named Ivan Skryabin (Mikhail Skryabin) spends his days stoking the fire in a giant coal furnace. When he isn’t tending the flames, he keeps busy with other activities. He works on a historical novel. His adult daughter Sasha (Aida Tumutova) comes to visit. Local kids come to gaze at the flames. Gangsters, including a former Army sergeant (Aleksandr Mosin) and a sniper known as Bison (Yuri Matveyev), drop by to add special kindling to the fire.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:20
CharactersSpy, Terrorists, Special agents
PlotSpecial services
PlaceChechnya, Russia, Caucasus
StyleAction

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredocumentary, military
CountryUSA

"The Battle of Russia," Chapter V of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series, follows the beginning of the end for Adolph Hitler.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:12
CharactersGangsters, Hunters, Partners
PlotChase
PlaceRussia, Forest
StyleExciting, Heavy, Smart, Serious, Disturbing

Early autumn, godforsaken Russian countryside. A local hunter Michail witnesses a skirmish in the middle of the forest - three men want to kill the forth, Andrey. Kind-hearted Michail helps Andrey escape and together they run from the villains who chase them. Thus, two totally different men start a long and dangerous journey together, constantly arguing with each other regarding their ideology, morals and opinions about life. But life will put everything on its place and make the men understand who they really are.

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Genredocumentary, history
CountryRussia
PlaceRussia

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, military, history
CountryItaly, United Kingdom, USA
Duration03:17
CharactersLovers, Poets, Nurses
PlotWar, Revolution, Love triangle, Political, Funeral
PlaceRussia
TimeWorld War I
StyleAtmospheric, Epic, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:39
CharactersPolice
PlotDepression, Justice
PlaceRussia
StyleAction, Heavy, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

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…

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:29
CharactersMusicians
PlotMystery
PlaceRussia
StyleTense, Makes me think

Five passengers - the Bandit, his friend Matvei, Matvei's old father, the Musician, and a young woman - race along an empty road in a big black jeep, searching for the Belfry of Happiness which, according to hearsay, lies somewhere between St. Petersburg and the town of Uglich, near a deserted nuclear power station. The Belfry takes people, but it does not take everyone. Each of the five passengers believes that he or she will be chosen.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehistory
CountryRussia
Duration02:09
PlotTravel
TimeMiddle Ages

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

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:49
CharactersLifeguards, Housewives
PlaceRussia
StyleBeautiful, Soulful, Touching, Depressive, Serious

Vladimir is reaching the end of his life and decides to leave his wealth to his only daughter, cutting out his wife and her son from his will.





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