Movies about the USSR

Movies about the USSR
List of the best movies about the USSR, selected by visitors to our site: Hipsters, Sakharov. Two Lives, The Humorist, Dovlatov, Summer Of Sea Buckthorn, Dear Comrades, A Dog Named Palma, Dreaming of Space, My Dad Baryshnikov, True Blue Story.

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: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryRussia
Duration02:16
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Dancing, Adventure, Political, Adoption
StyleLight, Fascinating

In this hit Russian musical, a group of friends flaunts Soviet authority in 1950s Moscow by embracing jazz. When Communist Mels falls for Polly, a free-spirited jazz fan, he risks losing his party membership by associating with her rebellious crew.

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Genredrama, biography
CountryRussia
CharactersScientists, Geniuses
PlaceRussia, USSR

Avenue, university and even an asteroid bear his name. Academician Sakharov is known all over the world: someone as the creator of the hydrogen bomb, someone as an outstanding public figure and human rights activist. All his life Andrei Sakharov lived between two fires - science and humanism - and this dualism formed the basis of the film. The picture will show the scientist as he saw himself, through his dialogues with the Conscience.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryRussia, Latvia, Czech Republic
Duration02:08
CharactersFamily, Writers, Celebrities, Actors
PlotFriendship, Depression, Art, KGB, Freedom
PlaceRussia
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Touching, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia, Poland, Serbia
Duration01:29
CharactersArtists, Writers, Friends, Artists
PlotOn real events, Loneliness, Art, Political, Freedom
PlaceRussia, USSR, St. Petersburg
StyleAtmospheric, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama, biography
CountryRussia
Duration01:31
CharactersWriters
PlotDreams, Everyday life

The film is about the life and death of the outstanding playwright Alexander Vampilov. Life and death, which reflected the era. The two most important meanings are connected in this story. The fate of a simple provincial man who chooses the path of the artist and the love of their native places.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia
StyleBlack and White

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreadventure, family
CountryRussia, Japan
CharactersDogs, Animals, Pilots
PlotOn real events
PlaceAircraft
StyleTo cry, Cute, Heartbreaking

The film is inspired by an incredible story of a shepherd dog named Palm who was inadvertently left in the airport by her owner. She befriends nine-year old Nicholas whose mother dies leaving him with a father he barely knows - a pilot who finds the dog at the airport. It's a story of amazing adventures, true friendship and unconditional love.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:30
PlotFriendship, Love triangle, Uprising
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric

A story of a simple, naive Russian man Konek and the people around him: his love and her sister and a mysterious man. The film is set in 1957, time of changes, time of waiting for something big to happen.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:27
PlotBallet

Moscow, 1986, the heat of Perestroika. Borya is an average clumsy teenager who is miraculously admitted to the legendary Bolshoi Ballet School. The boy is convinced that he will become a ballet dancer like his father, Mikhail Baryshnikov. But is this father real or imaginary?

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:41

A coming of age story taking place in a small Soviet town in early 70s...

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: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryGeorgia, Poland, Russia
Duration01:43
CharactersTerrorists, Military, Parents
PlotLove, On real events, Wedding, Friendship, Death
PlaceSea, Aircraft, Court, USSR, Beach
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, For men, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryRussia

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Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:14
PlotLove, Sports, Hockey, Intrigue, Competitions
PlaceRussia, Spain, Moscow, Canada
StyleInspirational

Biopic of Russian ice hockey legend Valeri Kharlamov from early childhood, rising to the pinnacle of the sport and his untimely death

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, military, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:40
PlotWar
TimeGreat Patriotic War
StylePopular

Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal Vaskov is stationed with a group of many young women in training.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, music
CountryRussia
Duration01:35
CharactersHippies, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Travel, Mystery, Freedom

The whole world of a young girl Sasha is changing after she meets Sun - a hippie leader.

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Genredrama, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:04
PlotDreams
PlaceUSSR, Moscow

After an accident at a compressor station in Kazakhstan kills her husband, Ainur, a young Kazakh woman, travels to Russia to find Andrei Artamonov, her husband's former university classmate and best friend. Together with Ainur and the head of the station Lykov, Andrei has to find a solution to a problem that failed his university project many years ago and make what might be the hardest choice of his life.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:39
CharactersCaptain of the ship
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Cold
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, For men

The story is based on the real events of 1985. The team of a Russian polar icebreaker “Mikhail Gromov” discovered a giant iceberg. The ship came into collision while attempting to take cover from the weather and is forced to drift with ice along the Amundsen Sea coast. The crew of “Gromov” spent 133 days of polar night trying to find a way out of their icy trap. They have no room for mistakes; one wrong move and the vessel is crushed by ice.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRussia
Duration02:06
CharactersWriters, Journalists
PlotLove, Loneliness, Tracking
PlaceRussia, USSR
StyleRomantic, Fascinating, Touching

Drama based on life and stories of one of the most popular Soviet/Russian writers - Sergei Dovlatov.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryRussia
PlotLove, Relationship, Mystery
PlaceUSSR

Odessa, August 1970. A heat wave. The city is full of tourists. Boris, a journalist and foreign affairs specialist, and his eight-year-old son Valeri arrive from Moscow to visit Boris’ in-laws, Grigori Iosifovich and Raisa Irovna Davidov. But on the day of their arrival, Odessa declares a quarantine due to a cholera outbreak, and the city is closed off. Having come for a few days, the son-in-law is plunged into a world changed by serious danger. Family secrets will be disclosed, improbable events happen, and a great forbidden love starts.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure
CountryRussia
Duration02:26
CharactersFriends, Parents
PlotLove
PlaceRussia, Moscow, Hostel
StyleSoulful

Young student Nikita suddenly gets into the past where he meets his own young parents, new friends and even a true love.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:28
PlotLove
PlaceRussia
StyleFascinating, Serious

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Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:45
PlotFriendship, Revolution, Love triangle, Political
PlaceRussia
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric

This story take place in Moscow during the 1970s and unfolds around the love triangle between two young men and a girl who study at the same university. They argue, make up, and face their first disappointments and victories. While busy with personal lives and loves, they miss foreseeing that the country in which they were born and live will soon disappear from the map.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia, Ukraine
Duration01:57
PlotSports, Soccer
PlaceUSSR, Ukraine
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II

Based on the true story of the "death match" where the Soviet team "Start" scored its second victory over the German team «Flakelf» on August 9, 1942

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryRussia
Duration02:08
CharactersMusicians, Friends, Actors, Singers
PlotOn real events, KGB, Uprising, Youth
PlacePrison, Russia, USSR, Moscow
StyleFascinating, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

Russian poet, singer and actor Vladimir Vysotsky was an idol of the 1970s and '80s. In 1980, at the age of 42, he passed away during the Moscow Olympic Games. This is the story of his last great love as handed down to his son from a family friend. Written by nitorch.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, crime
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:31
CharactersManiacs, Mafia, Serial killers, CIA, Special agents
PlotLove, Ballet, KGB
PlaceUSSR, New York

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

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, adventure
CountryRussia
Duration02:37
CharactersGold miners
PlotTravel
PlaceUSSR, Siberia
StyleAction

It happened in the sixties, during the political thaw in the Soviet Union... but our story unfolds in the coldest terrain of the country. It was an unexplored and unbeaten terrain of boundless ice-field and forbidding rocks. This was the proper place for real men and real romantics. Our story is about the geologists prospecting gold in the Extreme North.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:27
PlotWar, Aviation
TimeGreat Patriotic War
StylePopular

Bogdan Titarenko is very talented pilot and brave leader of "Singing group". He also must look after some new cadets and fight together with them against German Luftwaffe planes. Close to Bogdan always are his friends, they are all from different parts of the country, but they all became real brothers.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:58
CharactersMilitary
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching

In 1961, a Soviet medical officer is conflicted about his position overseeing the health of future cosmonauts.

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Genredocumentary
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:49
PlaceSpace, USSR

A real time recreation of Yuri Gagarin's pioneering first orbit, shot entirely in space from on board the International Space Station. The film combines this new footage with Gagarin's original mission audio and a new musical score by composer Philip Sheppard.





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