Russian movies about love

List of the best Russian movies about love, selected by visitors to our site: Russian South, Dark Spell, High Above, The Silver Skates, Happiness Is... Part 2, Elephants Can Play Football, Without Me, Anna Karenina Musical, Elastiko, (UN)Ideal Man.

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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Russian South (2021)
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Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryRussia

Student Artem falls in love with a young beauty from the Black Sea. Having lost his head, he drops everything and goes for his beloved to the Russian South, about which he knows nothing. At sea it turns out that the beautiful Ksyusha is already being looked after by two serious local competitors - a handsome sailor and a daring policeman. It seems that the naive student simply has no chance. Even the help of his new friends seems to only get in the way. But our hero is not going to give up: it means war!

Dark Spell (2021)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror
CountryRussia

Dark Spell is a story about the girl named Zhenya who suffers from being in love with her husband that has left her, so she decides to bring him back. Desperate heroine casts a spell called "Black Wedding", which is a magical ritual known for its great power and irreversibility. After the ritual, her beloved husband comes back, although his love becomes more like an obsession: he is even ready to kill Zhenya, so as not to give her to anyone. When the maddened husband dies, the spell does not stop: because even death will not part those who were betrothed by the demon of black wedding.

High Above (2019)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryRussia
Duration02:28

Eighteen-year-old Vasya Tikhonova is travelling with her parents to a medical resort near Moscow, seeking treatment. She has a congenital heart defect, and her mother has always been overprotective. But when the Tikhonov family arrives, a murder is committed at the resort. And within seven days, Vasya’s life will change dramatically. She will meet her first love, she will take a big risk fighting for it, and she will make a discovery that is scary, but grants her freedom.

The Silver Skates (2020)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryRussia

1899, the Christmas-time St.Petersburg. Ice-covered rivers and canals of the capital seethe with festive activities. On the eve of the new century those who should not be destined to meet, come together. They are people from different worlds: Matvey, the son of a lamplighter, whose only treasure is his silver-plated skates; Alice is the daughter of a high-ranking official dreaming of science. Each of them has his own difficult life-story, but having accidentally met they rush forward together in pursuit of their dreams.

Happiness Is... Part 2 (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, family
CountryRussia
Duration01:43

Another seven good-ending stories for a whole family.

Elephants Can Play Football (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:49

Dmitry is a strong willed, solid guy. He could easily quit the game, if only he knew he was playing.

Without Me (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia
Duration02:01

Two girls, who used to be in love with the same man, are starting to get texts and other mysterious messages after his death, and the only person, who could’ve possibly sent them, is him. The messages from the gone man send two rivals to the south of the country, when they have two unravel the mystery of their mutual loved one, understand themselves and deal with their own past.

Anna Karenina Musical (2018)
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Genremelodrama, musical
CountryRussia

A STORY OF DUTY, DESIRE, AND DESPAIR. Beautiful noblewoman, Anna Karenina, lives with her respected husband and loving son. She encounters the dashing Count Vronsky among Moscow's high society and their undeniable attraction for each other forever changes the landscape of Anna's seemingly perfect world - Experience Tolstoy's classic like never before with the live-performance film of Anna Karenina the Musical.

Elastiko (2016)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, crime, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:12

Matvey: a simple guy from a small province. What differentiates him from others are his physical attributes such as his strong legs, powerful lungs and an incredible endurance. He uses these talents to help his team win football matches but also takes advantage of his skills when it comes to small criminal adventures. This worries Dasha, his girlfriend, who tries to endlessly protect Matvey, whilst her friends are hopelessly attempting to persuade her to leave. After all, there are better options out there... Especially Vadim. Suddenly, Matvey receives an incredible offer: to go audition for a Premier League football club in Moscow. Not wanting to leave Dasha behind, he realizes he needs to obtain money for them to travel together.

(UN)Ideal Man (2020)
Markimdb: 3.2
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama
CountryRussia

In a future in which human-like androids have become commonplace companions and servants, one, with a handsome male appearance, finds its owner's feelings difficult to understand and her desires impossible to fulfill.

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Sententia (2020)
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Genredrama
CountryRussia

Devoted to the last days of Soviet writer, poet, and Gulag survivor Varlam Shalamov, this film follows the efforts of two of Shalamov’s most devoted admirers to preserve the author’s legacy. Having lost his sight and hearing and living in a retirement home, he carried on doing the only thing that mattered to him — writing — until his final breath. This film is a testament to the value of writings that tell the unpalatable truths of the 20th century. To evoke the gritty texture of the Soviet world, Sententia is shot on 16mm black and white film.

Gentlemen, Good Luck!‎ (2012)
Markimdb: 2.7
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:36

The remake of the soviet classic with a modern setting. Troshkin, a children's party entertainer, uncannily resembles the notorious criminal "Smilik". After the thief steals a valuable artifact, Troshkin is forced to act as his dead ringer in order to restore his reputation and good name.

King of the Mountain (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:10

Alexey Tsaryov is a 17-year-old school leader and a promising champion of a junior alpine ski team. Alexey has a girlfriend Lina and a friend Kostya, his rival both in sport and in love. Alexey is first in every way. He is self-confident, he does not know how to lose and does not wish to lose. But suddenly everything changes. After a tragic accident that befalls Alexey because of Kostya, their friendship has to withstand a challenge. But the moral courage, goodness and love will help endure all the ordeals and will bring everyone to their personal victories.

Anna Karenina (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:27

In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky. An eight part adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" from Vronsky's point of view.

Mommies 3 (2014)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
CountryRussia
Duration01:32

This time, in keeping with the best traditions of the first two parts, Mothers tells a beautiful, fascinating, lyrical and funny story of the three mothers that takes place in a small European town on New Year’s Eve. The three mothers are flying to Prague on New Year’s Eve.

The End of a Great Era (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRussia
Duration02:06

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

Vamps (2017)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrethriller, fantasy
CountryRussia
Duration02:12

The story takes place in 18th century russia. empress elizabeth’s confessor, monk named Lavr, is exiled to a monastery in a haunted mountainous region, taking his secret ancient knowledge with him. Years later, the empress sends her godson Andrey to bring the monk back. Andrey travels to the ill-famed place and meets with Lavr, but before they can return to St. Petersburg they must face evil forces and creatures of the dark side.

Земля людей (2010)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:45

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Turkish Saddle (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:45

The film’s hero, Ilyich, cannot understand what’s wrong with him. Ilyich is a for- mer “mole”, an external observation agent in the KGB, then FSB. A skilled instructor. Now he is retired. From loneliness, he continues to watch those who catch his attention and curiosity. The doctor diagnoses him with empty sella syndrome (the syndrome of an empty Turkish Seat), which poses no danger for society... One day new neighbours move in, a young couple of musicians, and Ilyich’s life changes...

Test (2014)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:35

They live in the steppe. A father and a daughter. Nothing may disturb the eternal order. Tomorrow always comes. And every morning the father goes away to work. And she stays alone. To wait for her father. And to feel. Two men are in love with her. She loves everyone. Her love cannot be divided. One day, the decision comes by itself. It comes from where the sun lives.

Zombiebox (2018)
Markimdb: 2.9
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration01:04

A compilation of shamefully bad skits.

Legend No. 17 (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:14

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

The Lenin Factor (2019)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryRussia

Having dedicated his life to the preparation of the revolution in the Russian Empire, Vladimir Lenin, living in exile in Switzerland, desperately seeks a way back to Russia to take control. Options are few when Lenin receives an offer from Alexander Parvus, the most infamous of political opportunists, who has made a deal with Germany to sponsor the revolution under Lenin's command and smuggle Lenin and his comrades into Russia. Aware that making a deal with 2 devils could cost him everything including his political influence, Lenin knows he must outsmart and outmaneuver Parvus and the Germans at any cost...

The Sun Above Me Never Sets (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:59

Having quarreled with his father Altan goes to work in the North. He will have to spend a month alone on a deserted island. But soon a neighbor appears. He is old Baibal who has come to the island to spend the last days of his life there. He asks Altan to bury him next to his wife. But the guy finds out that long ago the old man’s daughter went missing. He talks the old man into publishing an entertainment blog to find his daughter and put of the man’s death. Every day Altan does his best to stimulate the old man to live another beautiful day.

Tri bogatyrya i Morskoy tsar (2017)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, cartoon
CountryRussia
Duration02:00

There is family trouble for the knights. To get out of trouble’s way, they decide to whizz off to China for a dragon tooth, the symbol of wisdom and power. At that time the Prince of Kiev is on a journey with his horse Julius; he is after the treasures of the Sea tsar to fill his coffers and “patch up the budget”. And the Sea tsar has decided to marry – and therefore drown Kiev. What is to be done? What will help our heroes? Friendship, boldness and, of course, love.

14+ (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama
CountryRussia
Duration02:29

Alex glides his mouse tenderly over online images of Vika. He has been smitten ever since he saw her with her friends and cannot get her out of his head. Now he has found Vika’s profile online and has learned a lot about her. Vika has no idea about any of this. She is beyond Alex’s reach because her school and block of flats are enemy territory for him. Alex nonetheless sneaks into a disco at her school and plucks up the courage to ask her to dance. Incensed by the intruder, the other boys give Alex a beating.

The Battalion (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:09

Russia, 1917, WWI. This is the story of the 1st Russian Women's Battalion of Death, formed as part of an ill-conceived propaganda ploy by the Russian Provisional Government in late May of 1917.

Attraction (2017)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, action
CountryRussia
Duration02:09

After an alien ship crash lands in a Russian city, many who see the inside and the occupants start to question their own existence while others demand the aliens leave Earth.

Stalingrad (2013)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration02:15

Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of Stalingrad on the other side of the Volga, but the operation to cross the river is unsuccessful. A few soldiers who managed to get to the other side take refuge in a house on the bank of Volga. Here they find a girl who didn’t escape when the Germans came. While the whole might of the German army descends onto them, the heroes of Stalingrad experience love, loss, joy and the sense of ultimate freedom that can only be felt by those about to die. They defend the house at all costs while the Red Army prepares for another attack.

Fool's Day (2014)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy, adventure
CountryRussia
Duration01:30

Van'ka works as a doorman at the hotel. He hates its wealthy guests, but has dreams to live a luxurious life. Forced to live in a car, he's miserable. In this already difficult situation he comes across the collector Sergey, who is determined to knock out the debt out of Vanka.




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