Movies about the KGB

Movies about the KGB
List of the best films about the KGB according to visitors: The Terminal, Icarus, A Driver for Vera, The Balkan Line, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, There's Good Weather in Deribasovskaya, Or It's Raining Again in Brighton Beach, Never Look Away, Hostages, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Courier.

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

Genre
Country
The Terminal (2004)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04

Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. While quarantined in the transit lounge until authorities can figure out what to do with him, Viktor simply goes on living – and courts romance with a beautiful flight attendant.

Icarus (2010)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryCanada
Duration01:28

Trained KGB assassin, Edward Genn (code name ICARUS), worked years ago as a sleeper agent in America. But when the Soviet Union collapsed, he quickly found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to escape his muddled existence, Edward tries to start over. He assumes a new identity, starts a family and tries to start his own legitimate business that could potentially pull him out of his world of being a hitman.

A Driver for Vera (2004)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryRussia, Ukraine
Duration01:45

The film is set during 1962 in Sevastopol, Crimea, then a secret Navy Base in the Soviet Union. General Serov hires Viktor, a cadet from the Kremlin Guard to work as his private chauffeur. In a jet-black "ZIM" limo, Viktor is chauffeuring the General's disabled daughter Vera. Viktor is oblivious to the hidden agenda of the KGB agent Saveliev, who manipulates everyone behind the scenes in the old rivalry between the Army and KGB.

The Balkan Line (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia, Serbia
Duration02:31

1999, Serbia is bombed and Kosovo region is left for plunder by bandits under command of Albanian warlord, Smuk. The removal of the human organs take place within the territories bandits have taken, the robberies, mass assassinations and genocide. Russian intelligence officer Bek Ethoev and former paratrooper turned mercenary Andrey Shatalov head a small detachment tasked with the dangerous mission to stop the terrorism, recapture the airfield used by the bandits and rescue Shatalov's love interest Yasna, who was captured to be harvested for organs, like the rest of the Serbian prisoners.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:03

Set during the Cold War, the Soviets – led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko – are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. After being captured and then escaping from them, Indy is coerced to head to Peru at the behest of a young man whose friend – and Indy's colleague – Professor Oxley has been captured for his knowledge of the skull's whereabouts.

There's Good Weather in Deribasovskaya, Or It's Raining Again in Brighton Beach (1992)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, crime
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:31

When mysterious Russian bandit named Artist came in USA, brave Russian special agent Fyodor Sokolov runs to States for defeat evil master.

Never Look Away (2018)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryGermany, Italy
Duration02:16

Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, film tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago.

Hostages (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryGeorgia, Poland, Russia
Duration01:43

Soviet Georgia, 1983. Preparations for Nika and Ana's wedding are in full swing and it's a big day for both of their elite families. For the newlyweds and their friends, however, the celebrations are in fact part of a cover-up, as they plot an audacious escape from the Soviet Union.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:25

At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin are forced to put aside their hostilities and work together to stop the evildoers in their tracks. The duo's only lead is the daughter of a missing German scientist, whom they must find soon to prevent a global catastrophe.

The Courier (2020)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

Cold War spy Greville Wynne and his Russian source try to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Salt (2010)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: "Who is Salt?"

Anna (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller
CountryFrance, USA, Canada, Russia
Duration02:05

Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, Germany, Sweden, Hungary
Duration02:32

An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

Munich (2005)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryFrance, Canada, USA
Duration02:44

During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and execute those responsible for the attack.

Decision: Liquidation (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:20

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.

Eastern Promises (2007)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
Duration01:40

A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

Kamui (2010)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, crime, detective
CountryRussia
Duration01:40

Kamui is a ninja on the run from the world of ninja bound by rules in search of true freedom. However, he is burdened with the fate, where it is not allowed to take the secret of their powers outside of the tribe—if you are born as ninja, you must die as ninja. This brings him to constantly fight for his life against other ninja who try to kill him and hide the secrets within. He does not trust, and he does not love. Showing weakness leads to immediate death. An incident brings him to an old fisherman's village, where he finally starts to feel trust and affection towards other people. However, his pursuers where just minutes away from setting up a huge trap on Kamui…

God's Smile (2008)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryRussia
Duration01:57

A determined student from Chicago is forced to fulfill the last wish of his ailing grandfather. He has to travel to Odessa, Ukraine, and bring back his grandfather's cat.

Farewell (2009)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance

Engaging, emotional and riveting, FAREWELL is an intricate and highly intelligent thriller pulled from the pages of history— about an ordinary man thrust into the biggest theft of Soviet information of the Cold War. Ronald Reagan called this piece of history - largely unknown until now - “one of the most important espionage cases of the 20th century.” FAREWELL begins in 1981, after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. A French businessman based in Moscow, Pierre Froment, (Guillaume Canet) makes an unlikely connection with Grigoriev (Emir Kusturica), a senior KGB officer disenchanted with what the Communist ideal has become under Brezhnev. Grigoriev begins passing Froment highly sensitive information about the Soviet spy network in the US.

House Under the Starry Skies (1991)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama, crime, music, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:01

Old scientist Bashkirtsev is very surprised to discover the possible contacts with other world...

The Second Front (2005)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genreaction, melodrama, military
CountryRussia, USA

In the midst of World War 2, intelligence services from England, Germany and Russia collided in a fierce fight for the mind of Nicky Raus, a genius German Jewish scientist who's developing a weapon of tremendous power. An American agent, Frank Hossom, enters the game when German agents undertake a daring operation stealing the scientist. Frank has to get the scientist back - dead or alive. His mission is complicated by his developing relationship with Olga Ryabina, Nicky's lover, an actress forced to work for KGB. The love triangle and the international intrigue weave into a deadly net.

Dear Comrades (2020)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia

Novocherkassk, USSR, 1962. Liudmila is a Party executive and devout communist who fought at the front of WWII for Stalin’s ideology. Certain that her contribution will create a communist society, she detests any anti-Soviet sentiment. During a workers’ strike at the local electromotive factory, Liudmila witnesses the demonstration being gunned down on the government’s order, seeking to suppress mass strikes in the USSR. During the bloodbath and the ensuing panic, her daughter disappears, which changes Liudmila’s world view. Despite the blockade of the city, mass arrests, and the authorities’ attempts to cover up the massacre, Liudmila searches for her daughter. We don’t know how the search will end, but realize that her life will never be the same.

To Marry the Captain (1985)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union

Captain Alexander Blinov goes on vacation and has to give a package to Lena. Lena is freelance photo journalist who runs from job to job. She also has a long conflicting relationship with her retired neighbor who thinks that people like her shouldn't live. Somehow, Blinov get's involved in that conflict and all other Lena's crazy adventures, and falls in love.

Spy Hard (1996)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:21

The evil Gen. Rancor has his sights set on world domination, and only one man can stop him: Dick Steele, also known as Agent WD-40. Rancor needs to obtain a computer circuit for the missile that he is planning to fire, so Steele teams up with Veronique Ukrinsky, a KGB agent whose father designed the chip. Together they try to locate the evil mastermind's headquarters, where Veronique's father and several other hostages are being held.

Red Joan (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:14

London, England, May 2000. The peaceful life of elderly Joan Stanley is suddenly disrupted when she is arrested by the British Intelligence Service and accused of providing information to communist Russia during the forties.

The Invincible (2008)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction
CountryRussia
Duration01:51

The intelligence officer Egor Kremnyov was blamed for a tragedy which happened to his squad. But soon he understands that troubles only begun...

The Humorist (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryRussia, Latvia, Czech Republic
Duration02:08

The Humorist is a film about a week in the life of Boris Arkadiev, a fictional Soviet stand-up comedian. Boris is tormented not only by external oppression and censorship but also by his own insecurities that poison all his relationships.

Best Defense (1984)
Markimdb: 3.8
Genrecomedy, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

Wylie is a lazy engineer. Landry is a Sergeant specialising in Armour. They have never met but their lives become entangled when Landry must take the tank Wylie designed into combat. Wylie is waiting for his employer to go out of business when he meets another engineer who gives him a disk with the plans for a system that will save his employer. The other engineer is dead moments later leaving Wylie with the disk and credit for the design. Suddenly Wylie is no longer a hack, but the saviour of his company and finds his life is no longer the same.

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.

Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day she gets a strange message from an unknown source. The message is coded. After decoding the message, Terry becomes embroiled in an espionage ring. People are killed, and Terry is chased. Throughout she remains in contact with this unknown person, who needs Terry to help save his life.




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