Movies about the Russian Empire

Movies about the Russian Empire
List of the best films about the Russian Empire according to visitors: Mathilde, Morphine, Zhila-byla Odna Baba, Sunstroke, Six Degrees of Celebration 1914, Vivat, Naval Cadets!, Wild League, Anna Karenina, Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka, Two Women.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:04
CharactersKings
PlotLove, On real events, Passion, Ballet
PlaceRussia
StyleAction, Makes me think

The love story of the famous ballet dancer Mathilde Kschessinska and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.

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: 6
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:36
PlotRevolution
PlaceVillage
TimeWorld War I
StyleDepressive

История частной жизни одной женщины и четверых ее мужчин. Главная героиня - неграмотная крестьянка, и действие фильма начинается с ее свадьбы в 1909 году, когда девушку из нищей семьи взяли в богатую, а кончается в 1921 году Антоновским восстанием.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration02:55
PlotLove
PlaceRussia, Russian Empire
StyleFascinating, Serious

In a Crimean filtration camp, after the evacuation of the White Army, an unnamed captain is haunted by memories of a brief romance as he tries to understand how the Russian Empire fell apart and who is to blame.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryRussia
Duration01:46
PlotUprising
PlaceRussia
TimeNew Year, World War I

100 years ago, the Russian Empire ... Christmas Eve. December plugs, holiday celebrations, balls and modest luxury holidays, titled nobles and ordinary peasants, the royal family and the soldiers of the First World War, progressive poets and the first skaters - everything was different, except ... the holiday. People prepared, lived, believed dreaming and waiting for this miracle - Christmas!

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, adventure, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:20
PlotWar, Adventure, Revenge, Friendship, Fate
PlaceRussian Empire
Time18th century
StyleLight, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating

In the second movie the Naval Cadets are guarding the princess coming from Germany to marry a Russian prince.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrebiography, history, sport
CountryRussia
CharactersHeroes
PlotOn real events, Soccer, Fight, Friendship, Moving
PlaceRussian Empire, Moscow
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

Based upon the real-life events of the 1910s, this extremely topical story is about a guy from the lowest social strata, who, in order to be with his beloved woman, had to leave his native land and to start his life anew in Moscow. Proved himself in a battle, he was noticed by the Englishman owning a closed soccer club, who invited him to try his hand at his team. However, soccer is an aristocratic game and the team didn't accept a barge-hauler from the Volga. Therefore, he gathered his courage, found the right people, with whom they created the Wild League consisted of street teams from Moscow. Thus, he became a leader, changing his life and the lives of people surrounding him. Varlamy replaced folk fun - battles «wall against the wall», in which perished ordinary people - with soccer. Now they're challenged by the soccer lawmakers.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:09
CharactersFamily, Mothers
PlotLove, Dancing, Treason, Passion, Relationship
PlaceRussia, St. Petersburg
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Atmospheric

Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:06
CharactersWitch

The story that happened on the farm near Dikanka on the night before Christmas, when the village blacksmith Vakula, having saddled the Devil, brought to his beloved Oksana, the daughter of a rich Cossack Chub, queen's "сherevichki"(the little women shoes) from the capital — St. Petersburg.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama
CountryRussia, France, Latvia, United Kingdom
Duration01:38
CharactersNurses
PlotLove, Mental disorders, Adoption
PlacePrison, Russia, Siberia, Caucasus, St. Petersburg

A headstrong young woman is married to land baron. Her feelings for her son's tutor becomes a complex web of unrequited love.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, history
CountrySoviet Union

Based on the short story by A. P. Chekhov. Beggar 18-year-old beauty Anna marries a rich 52-year-old official to help her father and brothers. After the death of the mother, the father drinks, the brothers go hungry. For the sake of her relatives, she is ready for anything, even to become the wife of an elderly, rude, vulgar and hated Modest Alexeyevich.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Soldier
PlotWar, Aviation, Death
PlaceRussia, Russian Empire
TimeWorld War I

The story of a simple Russian youth who goes to the frontline in the First World War with the naïve and youthful dream of glory and medals. In the first battle he loses his eyesight and is left to serve as “listener-in” — to listen out for the approach of enemy planes through huge metal funnels and raise alarm.

Markimdb: 6
Genreadventure, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:35
CharactersInvestigators

Detective story set up in the time and place of young Pushkin, at Tsarskosel'sky Liceum.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration02:21
PlotHiking trip
PlaceRussia, Court
StyleLight, Fascinating

The shrill and tragic story about an event that involved Count Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy. In an infantry regiment of the military based in the Tula region an offence occurs. In this regiment, the capital’s lieutenant Grigory Kolokoltsev — inspired by progressive ideas — does his service. A military tribunal and execution await the soldier charged with the offence. Kolokoltsev asks Count Tolstoy for help — and he decides to protect the innocent man. The pointed history about the complexity of choice and fidelity to one’s ideals is based on real events.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrehistory
CountryRussia
Duration01:35
PlotPolitical, Cheating, Power
PlaceRussia
TimeMiddle Ages, Middle Ages

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Genredrama, military
CountryRussia, Ukraine

A story of Lyudmila Pavlichenko, the most successful female sniper in history.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction
CountrySoviet Union

An absorbing adventure action film by an acclaimed master of the genre, S. Gasparov (“The Sixth”, “Forget the Word ‘Death’”, “First Run, Last Run”). The Civil War. A foster home teacher is delivering grain for the starving children. Her accidental co-travelers are Chekist Gorbach, sailor Sasha, and stationmaster Zaytsev, who came into possession of three gold nuggets. And around them are the Reds, the Whites and the bandits.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia, Ukraine
CharactersInvestigators
PlotWar

It is July 1941, and the Nazis are advancing towards Kyiv. A special squad is tasked with investigating major cases by acting both at the frontline and in the city itself, where rising criminals are joining German subversives in infiltrating the city, while a number of Soviet government representatives are happily profiting from other people’s misery.

Duration01:45
CharactersPrincesses
PlotInheritance
PlaceRussia, Russian Empire, France
StyleAction

Russian exiles in Paris plot to collect ten million pounds from the Bank of England by grooming a destitute, suicidal girl to pose as heir to the Russian throne. While Bounin is coaching her he comes to believe she is really Anastasia. In the end the Empress must decide her claim.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genredocumentary, military, history
CountryRussia

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Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia
PlotSurvival, Political
PlaceTrains, USSR

The wife of the aircraft designer, Olga Pavlova, the head of the Moscow garment factory, and the wife of the director of the opera house, the famous Soviet opera singer Sofia Ter-Ashaturova, meet in the prison car of the train. Together they will go to Akmola camp of the wives of traitors of the Motherland, where there will be representatives of the most different strata of the population. Heroes will need strength of spirit and endurance to pass all the terrible ordeals on their way and remain human.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
CharactersRich guys and poor girls, Rich, Psychologists, Fathers, Majors
PlaceVillage, Russia, Russian Empire
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems

Young major Grisha played in a beautiful life and decided that everything was permissible for him. He has done a lot of things, and now he faces a prison. To correct his son, a desperate oligarch-father goes to extreme measures. Together with his old friend, a psychologist, he comes up with a unique project: the atmosphere of the nineteenth century is being created on the basis of an abandoned village. Grisha gets into a custom-made accident and is allegedly transferred to the past. In fact, a sophisticated psychological experiment is being conducted on him - a spoiled major is turned into the usual servant Grishka, who lives in a stable in the territory of a manor’s estate. He is surrounded by actors whose goal is to change his life and personality. Each of his movements is closely monitored by a team of psychologists using a variety of cameras. Grisha will have to re-learn how to communicate with people, appreciate simple pleasures, work, and also find true love.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama
CountryEstonia
CharactersFamily, Neighbors
PlotPursuit, Chase
PlaceRussian Empire
Time19th century

Estonia, 1872. The uncompromising new owner of Robber's Rise must battle with hard work, his spiteful neighbor and with his own family and beliefs to transform the poor land into a flourishing farm of his dreams.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecrime, detective
CountryRussia
Duration02:10
CharactersSpy, Military, Soldier
PlaceRussian Empire, Deserts, The Ottoman Empire, Turkey
StyleFascinating

The film is based on the second book from the Adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin series of novels written by the Russian author Boris Akunin. The film takes place in 1877 during the Russian-Turkish war. Erast Fandorin has just escaped from Turkish prison and is trying to get on the Russian side as soon as possible to give important information about the upcoming attack of the enemy. On his way he meets Varvara Suvorova, a young lady who is going to see her fiancée - a soldier of the Russian army. Erast also knows that there is a spy somewhere in the Russian army, everyone is under suspicion.

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Genredocumentary, history
CountryRussia

A documentary series which presents a modern look at the history of the Russian state from 1697 to 1917. Each episode covers the reign of one or several monarchs from Peter I to Nicholas II.





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