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, The Factory, Gangs of New York, The Gentlemen, The Major.

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: 7.2
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: 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: 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.

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Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryRussia
CharactersGangsters
PlotLove, Investigation
PlaceUSSR

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..

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:35
CharactersGay, Gangsters, Teachers, Musicians
PlotTravel, Friendship, Art
PlaceMoscow
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 3
Genrecomedy, adventure
CountryRussia
Duration01:40
CharactersGangsters
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Chase
PlaceSea
StyleLight, Fascinating

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

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryRussia, France, Armenia
Duration01:49
CharactersDogs, Special Forces, Journalists
PlotSkirmishes, Hostage, Weapon
PlaceRussia
TimeNight
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Tense

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

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Italy
Duration02:47
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters
PlotSkirmishes, Revenge, Chase
PlaceUSA, New York
Time19th century
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersGangsters, Criminals, Tough guys
PlotRobbery, Money
StylePopular, Exciting, For men, Worth watching

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:39
CharactersPolice
PlotDepression, Justice
PlaceRussia
StyleAction, Heavy, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

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…

Markimdb: 8.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRobbery, Dancing, Boxing, Skirmishes, Cars
PlaceHotels, USA, Los Angeles
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Heavy, Smart

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.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, crime
CountryRussia
CharactersSpecial Forces
PlotMartial Arts
StyleExciting

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.

Duration01:42
CharactersDogs, Gangsters, Gangsters, Thieves, Gypsies
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Gambling, Boxing, Revenge
PlaceEngland, London, USA, New York
StylePopular, Exciting, Smart, For a group of friends, For men

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.

Duration01:40
CharactersGangsters
PlotRobbery
StyleFor men

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryRussia
Duration01:53
PlotAdventure, Prison Break, Parenting
PlacePrison, Russia, Summer camp, Lake
StyleLight

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.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly, USA
Duration03:49
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Friends
PlotAdventure, Justice

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:21
CharactersGeniuses, Special agents, Scammers, FBI
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Adventure, Money, Chase
StylePopular, Exciting, To cry, Fascinating, Smart

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.

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Genreadventure, crime
CountryRussia
PlaceRussia

This is the story of two sixteen-year-olds, Alexandra Makarova and Danila Krasnov, who are fighting for their love and their right to be themselves. In order to be together, they must escape from their homes, go into hiding, and lead a double life. Trying to protect their freedom of choice and their individuality, they cross the line and turn into Bonnie and Clyde on the run, trying to avenge the world that has no room for them.

Markimdb: 2.6
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:42
PlotChase
StyleExciting

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...

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersHeroes
PlotRobbery, Racing, Adventure, Chase
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Gloomy

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.

Duration01:51
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Partners, Sheriffs
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Bank robbery, Chase
PlaceTexas
StyleExciting, To cry, Fascinating, Smart, For men

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryKazakhstan
Duration01:34
CharactersFriends, Businessmen
PlotLove, On real events, Money, Friendship, Success
StyleInspirational, Serious, For men, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:55
CharactersThieves, Magician, Scammers, FBI, Millionaires
PlotLove, Robbery, Magic, Puzzles, Bank robbery
PlacePrison, USA, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Smart, Intellectual

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Brothers, Terminally ill
PlotSkirmishes, Debts, Power
PlaceGhetto, USA, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia
Duration01:56
CharactersSpy, Special Forces, Hired assassins
PlotOn real events, Hostage, Conspiracies, Sects, Rivalry
PlaceDeserts
StyleExciting, Action, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Cayman Islands, Denmark, USA
Duration01:32
PlacePrison, England

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Criminals
PlotSkirmishes
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Serious

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.

Duration02:55
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Lawyers
PlotLife, Family life
StylePopular, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy

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.

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, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:59
CharactersDisabled people, Fathers
PlotTime travel, Adventure

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.





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