Russian movies about bandits

List of the best Russian movies about bandits selected by visitors to our site: Blind Man's Bluff, Bummer, Brother, Отличница, Winter Journey, The Adventurers, Gangs of New York, Reservoir Dogs, Russian Raid, The Factory.

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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Blind Man's Bluff (2005)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:51

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.

Bummer (2003)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:50

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.

Brother (1997)
Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, crime
CountryRussia, USA
Duration01:40

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.

Отличница (2017)
Mark
Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryRussia

April 1958. Maria Krapivina, a graduate of the law faculty of Leningrad University, Department of criminal procedure and criminalistics, is assigned to the UGRO of the Central district police Department. Just a girl, an excellent student, the daughter of intelligent parents falls into a team consisting of rough and experienced operatives who have passed the war. On the first day, Masha wants to quit. But she gets her hands on information about a traitor in the Department associated with a large and audacious gang. Masha decides that it is her duty to stay and uncover the "mole". And also to prove that it is worth something. Everyone falls under suspicion, including the head of the Opera Department of the Swedes ,the "uncouth lout", with whom Masha unexpectedly falls in love, and every day more and more..

Winter Journey (2013)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:35

Before an important audition, the opera teacher recommends sleep, walks and Schubert. Feeling lost, desperate and rebellious, Erik does the exact opposite (except for the Schubert bit), spending his nights with a disillusioned older colleague and excessive amounts of vodka. Erik has a boyfriend but a chance encounter with the semi-criminal Lyokha awakens passion of a whole new caliber in him.

The Adventurers (2012)
Markimdb: 3
Genrecomedy, adventure
CountryRussia
Duration01:40

Adventures, hidden treasure and everything else in a new Russian comedy...

Gangs of New York (2002)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Italy
Duration02:47

It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by his side and a whole new army, Vallon fights his way to seek vengeance on the Butcher and restore peace in the area.

Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Duration01:40

A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and Nice Guy Eddie -- unravel.

Russian Raid (2020)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, crime
CountryRussia

Nikita, a former Russian Spetsnaz operative, is hired to neutralize the large private security force at a local factory so that his shady employer can extort the business from the factory owner. But Nikita and his group of highly trained fighters get more than they bargained for when it turns out the factory is actually owned by a dangerous warlord connected to the Russian military. By the time the 'hostile takeover' is complete, Nikita reveals that he has orchestrated his own secret mission to take personal revenge on the most dangerous man in Russia.

The Factory (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryRussia, France, Armenia
Duration01:49

When a factory is bound to close, a group of workers decides to take action against the owner.

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Snatch (2000)
Duration01:42

The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the search for a stolen diamond, and the other about a boxing promoter who’s having trouble with a psychotic gangster.

High Security Vacation (2009)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryRussia
Duration01:53

Two escaped convicts pose as children's summer camp staff in order to evade capture and learn about caring for others in the process. Sumrak has been in prison since he was 16 years old but is pushing thirty now, is well acquainted with prison gang culture and covered with tattoos. Evgeni Koltsov is a former police officer unjustly imprisoned and destined for a death sentence from the other inmates if he stays in prison.

The Major (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:39

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…

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly, USA
Duration03:49

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Legatee (2012)
Markimdb: 2.6
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:42

Ivan is a typical modern young man of 18. His father disappeared 10 years ago. Trying to shake off the pursuing enemies of their father, Belov's wife and daughter changed their names and settled in the United States. But Alexander Belov's blood still runs in Ivan's veins. He wants to prove his financial independence to his mother and gets involved in a dubious stock market speculation. The operation fails and Ivan and his friends are faced with a huge debt. To solve this problem Ivan heads to Russia in order to try selling a small part of his father's multi-million heritage, but keeps this venture a secret from his mother. His friends Phil, Sydney and Kelly join him in this undertaking. The new rescue plan turned out to be even more dangerous than the prior speculative venture. The main characters get into areal maelstrom of betrayals, pursuits, family secrets and their disclosures and showdowns with both the mob and the Russian secret services...

The Tax Collector (2020)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, crime
CountryUSA

David Cuevas is a family man who works as a gangland tax collector for high ranking Los Angeles gang members. He makes collections across the city with his partner Creeper making sure people pay up or will see retaliation. An old threat returns to Los Angeles that puts everything David loves in harm’s way.

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Duration01:51

Bonnie and Clyde is based on the true stories of the gangster pair Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who in the 1930s began robbing banks in U.S. cities until they were eventually killed. The film is a major landmark in the aesthetic movement known as the New Hollywood.

The Gentlemen (2019)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

American expat Mickey Pearson has built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.

The Public Enemy (1931)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:23

Two young Chicago hoodlums, Tom Powers and Matt Doyle, rise up from their poverty-stricken slum life to become petty thieves, bootleggers and cold-blooded killers. But with street notoriety and newfound wealth, the duo feels the heat from the cops and rival gangsters both. Despite his ruthless criminal reputation, Tom tries to remain connected to his family, however, gang warfare and the need for revenge eventually pull him away.

Killer Elite (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia
Duration01:56

Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East, Danny and Hunter are plunged into a highly dangerous game of cat and mouse—where the predators become the prey.

Businessmen (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryKazakhstan
Duration01:34

Events in the "Businessmen" unfold in the era of the 90's, when the country is experiencing an economic crisis. Heroes of the film are among the first who stood at the origins of market relations in Kazakhstan.

The Godfather (1972)
Duration02:55

Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.

Bronson (2008)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Cayman Islands, Denmark, USA
Duration01:32

A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.

How Viktor "The Garlic" Took Alexey "The Stud" to the Nursing Home (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:59

Viktor spends his free time trawling bars with ladies of questionable repute, from where he is picked up by a wife he doesn’t love, the mother of a child they never planned. Viktor himself was abandoned by his own father, his mother then committed suicide, and he was left to grow up in an orphanage. Years later, his errant dad returns, now a disabled felon, and Viktor discovers a timely legacy is in the offing – his father’s apartment. The documentation for securing dad’s move into an old people’s home is signed in a flash. Nevertheless, the only one that can take him is miles away and, what’s more, the invalid starts to recuperate during the journey, which is when their real problems begin.

The Bull (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration02:14

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

The Mechanic (2011)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:33

Arthur Bishop is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But when he is ordered to take out his mentor and close friend Harry, Bishop is anything but detached.

Drive (2011)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.

The Drop (2014)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.

Pulp Fiction (1994)
Markimdb: 8.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:34

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.

Mesrine: Killer Instinct (2008)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryFrance, Canada, Italy
Duration01:53

Jacques Mesrine, a loyal son and dedicated soldier, is back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Soon he is seduced by the neon glamour of sixties Paris and the easy money it presents. Mentored by Guido, Mesrine turns his back on middle class law-abiding and soon moves swiftly up the criminal ladder.




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