Movies about the 90s

Movies about the 90s
List of the best films about the 90s according to visitors: Brother, Bummer, Blind Man's Bluff, Scythe Hitting Stone, The Thief, Dad, Sisters, The Stoker, Alien Girl, The Bull.

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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Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, crime
CountryRussia, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Killers, Brothers
PlotFriendship
PlaceVillage, Russia, USSR, St. Petersburg, Kazakhstan
StylePopular, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

Danila goes to his older brother to start a new life in Petersburg. His brother is a gangster and a killer, and he puts Danila into this criminal world asking him to kill someone.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:50
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Police, Friends
PlotLove, Robbery, Cars, Fight, Relationship
PlaceVillage, Russia, Moscow, Small cities
StyleAction, Heavy, Smart, Serious, For men

Corrupt cops, street gangs, "Bratki" in "Bummers" (BMWs) steal and "Merins" (Mercedeses), angry truck drivers, beautiful women and death are what four friends in a black Bummer who go on a mission from one region of Russia to another are about to face in the wasteland of small-town Russia. A critique of the policies of Boris Yeltsin, it depicted the economic crisis that followed Russia's transition towards a free market economy, and with it, a lost generation, with no job security, who are pushed into a world of crime and rebellion. Despite a modest budget of US$700,000, and a limited cinematic release, it became a national hit in Russia as well its soundtrack, popularized by 'Seryoga's' (Серёга) music video "Чёрный Бумер" ("Black Bummer"). Both the film and its soundtrack have won awards, including the prestigious Golden Aries from the Russian Guild of Film critics.

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: 6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:33
CharactersMilitary
PlotDancing, Motorcycles, Death, Snow
PlaceTrains, Russia, Night Clubs

In 2000 Russians celebrated the advent of a new century and dreamed of a new life. But their painful experiences could not be left behind — in fact, the era hadn’t gone yet, it catches up with the heroes of the film with heavy injuries — war or death turn their lives into a social drama. The Chechen war is followed by the Chechen syndrome, then radical nationalism and escaping from real life. Is there any place for God in this new world? How high is the value of a human life in it? Heroes answer those questions not in words, but in actions dictated by their post-Soviet worldview and values. When Jehovah's Witnesses commit an accidental murder in a search for new religious followers or when the hero rides a motorcycle in memory of his brother, who died in Chechnya — an absurdity connects with reality. Despite the painful social themes, the movie becomes a cruel satire on the insanity of war and violence — grotesque, shock and comic become firmly grounded in the new world.

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryRussia
PlotTravel, Parenting
StyleLight

The story of the journey of an adult hero to his Bata, a stern Russian peasant who became a father at the dawn of the nineties and raised his son the way all Soviet people did.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:23
CharactersGangsters, Gypsies, Fathers, Sisters
PlotLove
PlaceRussia
StyleFascinating, Touching, Serious

A movie about two sisters - thirteen year old Sveta, poor and abandoned by her father, who longs to go off and be a sniper in the army, and spoilt eight-year old Dina, doted on by her gangster father...

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: 6.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:49
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotLove
PlaceRussia, Ukraine, Germany
StyleExciting, Action, Soulful, Atmospheric, Heavy

1990s. Gangster Kiev. A team of four men is assigned to deliver a girl from Prague, nicknamed "The Stranger." As the sister of a recently arrested criminal called Babai, her testimony could damage some important people.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration02:14
CharactersCowboys, Family
PlotFight, Friendship, Justice
PlacePrison, Russia, Small cities
StyleAction, Heavy, Black humor, Makes me think

The 1990s. Empty shelves in the shops, an economic abyss and criminal dramas that unfold literally at every corner. The young leader of a criminal gang Anton Bykov, with the nickname “Bull”, must make money in whatever way to provide for his family. After a local shootout, Anton ends up in the police station, from where he is released at the intervention of Moscow’s crime lords. In exchange, the latter asks Anton for a small, but dangerous service

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryBelarus, Germany, USA, Russia
Duration01:09
CharactersDJs
PlotWedding, Jealousy, Dreams
PlaceVillage, Russia
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Gloomy, Touching

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...

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, detective, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:38
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotLove, Revenge, Friendship, Ghosts
PlaceChechnya, Russia
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Tense

A veteran of the Chechen War is helped by the ghosts of his two fallen comrades to leave the war behind.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryRussia
Duration01:35
PlotRobbery, Friendship
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Touching

A young girl wants to rob her mother's bank in order to have her to leave work and come home for a New Year Eve.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryRussia
CharactersCriminals
PlotMoney, Love triangle
StyleFascinating, Serious

Moscow, the 90s ... A city without a past and without a future. A city that doesn't forgive mistakes. Showing Moscow bohemia, the criminal business: nightlife, easy money, excitement and confusion form the surface of this life. The main characters of the film are businessman Mike and his friend and partner in smuggling Lev, a psychiatrist Mark and his school friend Irina who became the mistress of a nightclub, her two daughters - a crazy Olga working in the same club as a singer, and Masha - the “Moscow Princess” on the threshold of her thirtieth birthday. Love stories smoothly flow into a crime drama.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:54
StyleExciting, Heavy, Disturbing

Former criminal investigator, Major Korenev, nicknamed Fox is released from prison. He has been detained there as a result of planted incriminating evidence of unlawful investigation techniques. Setting accounts with Shaman - a big criminal boss, who ordered the evidence planted and also with his former colleagues was not a part of Korenev's agenda. As he returns to Moscow he finds a new world ruled by underworld bosses, criminal clans fighting each other and utter chaos on the desperately keeping appearances streets of Russian capital. Facing death of his friends, Major Korenev decides to re-install law and order using some unorthodox methods that are only relevant in 21st century Russia.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:47
CharactersJews, Family, Brothers, Mothers
PlotDancing, Cars, Money, Blackmail, Gifts
PlaceChechnya, Russia, Party
StyleTouching, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:50
CharactersChildrens
PlotFuneral
StyleHeavy

A small child is trapped in a tug-of-war battle between his frivolous, but loving mother and an emotionally abusive neurotic grandmother, who wants to "shelter" her beloved grandson at all cost.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryEstonia
Duration02:25
PlaceParty

A young man tries to make sense of the world in the summer heat of late nineties Estonia.

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: 7.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:05

In the new Russia, former middle class citizens find themselves out in the dumps. Literally. They build homes, elect their own government, work, beg, scavenge, date and fight all while living in a huge city dump. Some try to beat the odds and return to society, but it seems that there is only one place left for them to go...

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:35
CharactersSnipers
PlotRevenge, Weapon, Justice, Youth
PlaceRussia

A very typical post-Soviet era storyline. A bunch of vagabonds lured an innocent teenage girl to their apartment, offered her a drink, intimidated, then gang raped her. Local cops are incapable to undertake an adequate actions against the scoundrels - prevented by the superior chief of the local police, who is the dad of one of the scumbags. The case is closed. The girl's granddad tired of an endless circumlocution decides to take revenge in his own hands.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersAstronauts, Janitors
PlotSuccess, Fate, Cheating, Uprising, Dreams
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Dystopian, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Smart

Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
PlacePrison
StyleLight, Makes me think

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Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:34

Four school graduates congratulate their teacher of mathematics Yelena Sergeyevna on her birthday and ask her to return them their graduate works on mathematics in order to change them before the marks. Yelena Sergeyevna strongly objects...

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Italy

The supremely world-weary Lemmy Caution, last seen in Godard's "Alphaville" (France/1965), has several strange encounters while trying to make his way from the former East Germany to "the west."

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryGermany
Duration01:27
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Friends, Terminally ill, Partners
PlotFriendship, Chase
PlaceGermany
StylePopular, Exciting, Inspirational, Touching

Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in tequila and decide to take one last trip to the sea. Drunk and still in pajamas they steal the first fancy car they find, a 60's Mercedes convertible. The car happens to belong to a bunch of gangsters, which immediately start to chase it, since it contains more than the pistol Martin finds in the glove box.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:18
CharactersVampire, Gods, Lifeguards, Prophets, Brothers
PlotDancing, Abduction, Revenge, Friendship, Supernatural
StyleExciting, Tense

In 1905, a man travels to a remote island in search of his missing sister who has been kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrethriller, comedy
CountryUSA
CharactersOld man
PlotInvestigation, Friendship, Hostage, Depression
StyleDisturbing

A paranormal-obsessed man mounts his own investigation into the beyond with his depressed best friend, misfit nephew, a cable access medium and an overeager security guard.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:50
PlotLove, Death
PlacePrison, Russia, USSR
StylePsychological problems, To cry, By books, Fascinating, Tense

A Russian soldier who spent ten years in captivity in Afghanistan, returns to his home village and shocks all its inhabitants because of his conversion to Islam. During his absence, his father hanged himself, his brother served a prison term and his former fiancée has become a woman of very low morals. The village is the scene of endless drinking while the local boss is selling off the land for dollars to new-rich Russians. Our hero turns out as the only sober and hard-working member of the community. However, his attachment to his new faith soon provokes the hatred and rejection of everyone else, including his own family.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:43
CharactersFriends, Birds, Newlyweds
PlotLove, On real events, Adventure, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceAircraft, Nature, Alaska, Helicopters, USA
TimeHoneymoon
StyleLight, To cry, By books, Fancy, Makes me think

Three fanatical bird-watchers spend an entire year competing to spot the highest number of species as El Nino sends an extraordinary variety of rare breeds flying up into the U.S., but they quickly discover that there are more important things than coming out on top of the competition





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