Russian movies about space

List of the best Russian movies about space, selected by visitors to our site: The Spacewalker, Attraction, Salyut-7, Gagarin: First in Space, Sofichka, Crystal Swan, Anna Karenina, Classmates #NewTurn, A Simple Story, The Spring.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Spacewalker (2017)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, adventure, biography, history
CharactersAstronauts, Scientists, Military, Astronauts, Pilots
PlotOn real events
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Russia, USSR, Moscow
TimeCold War
StyleInspirational, Patriotic, Tense

March 1965. In the heat of the Cold War, the USA and the USSR are competing for supremacy in space. What both superpowers aim for in this race, is to be the first to have a man walk in outer space. To accomplish that, no price is too high and no risk is too great. Now it’s up to the unlikely duo of a seasoned war veteran and a hot-headed test-pilot to fulfill this mission. Two men in a tiny spaceship, without proper testing, facing the complete unknown… They were supposed to do what no man has done before – and no man imagined what would happen next…

Attraction (2017)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, action
CharactersDogs, Teens, Aliens, Immortals, Military
PlotLove, War, Adventure, UFO, Skirmishes
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Russia, Moscow
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, For men

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.

Salyut-7 (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceSpace, Russia, USSR
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Touching, Disturbing

Salyut 7, the Soviet space station, was orbiting Earth in unmanned regime. Suddenly it stops responding to signals from the Ground Control. Fall of this station, the pride of soviet science and space industry, would not only damage the image of the country, but also bring upon tragedy, probably with loss of life. Astronauts have to be sent to the station to find what caused the breakdown and prevent the catastrophe. However, nobody has ever docked an uncontrolled object in space. To this day this is the most technically complicated mission in the history of the world of space navigation.

Gagarin: First in Space (2013)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CharactersAstronauts, Heroes, Military, Pilots
PlotOn real events
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Russia, USSR
StyleExciting, Serious

The film is dedicated to the first steps of mankind on the path of space exploration and direct the fate of the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. The main motif - the fight for the right to be first: the competition in the first cosmonaut, competition in missile technology, the confrontation of superpowers - the USSR and the USA. In the first group of astronauts were selected from three thousand fighter pilots across the country. In twenty of the legendary got the best of the best. Which of them will fly first, no one knew. In this way, had to contend not only with the pull of the earth ...

Sofichka (2017)
Markimdb: 3.5
PlotLove, Death
StyleTo cry

Sofichka returns to her native Abkhaz village in Georgia after twenty years of absence. Seeing again home and meeting with villagers take her to memory lane and all Sofichka’s life passes before her eyes: her wedding with Rufus, betrayal of the neighbour Nuri, difficult years of war, exile in Siberia. But in spite of everything, in spite of all the tough experiences, Sofichka continues to believe in people and in life, staying true to the memory of her husband who died young.

Crystal Swan (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryBelarus, Germany, USA, Russia
PlotWedding, Jealousy, Dreams
PlaceVillage, Russia
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Gloomy, Touching

Young Evelina has a law degree, but her dream is to travel to the USA and earn a living as a professional DJ. But it’s 1997 and the girl is living in post-Soviet Minsk...

Anna Karenina (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Brides, Mothers
PlotLove, War, Time travel, Passion, Death
PlaceRussia, Italy, Moscow

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.

Classmates #NewTurn (2017)
Markimdb: 4.2

It's been a year since Katya's wedding so now Dasha is getting ready to marry.

A Simple Story (2016)
Genremelodrama, drama

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The Spring (2016)
PlotLove, Moving

A young man living in a big city visits the countryside and meets a girl living in the forest...

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The Bride (2017)
Markimdb: 4.7
CharactersFamily, Brides
PlotAbduction, Revenge, Wedding, Ghosts, Fear
PlaceVillage, Russia
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Fascinating, Depressive, Disturbing

This is a story of a small town girl named Nastya. Her newly married husband Ivan drives her to his hometown to meet his family. Upon their arrival Nastya feels she made a wrong decision: she is surrounded by weird people and she sees creepy photos all around the house. Ivan disappears while his family prepares Nastya for a mysterious traditional Russian wedding ceremony. She struggles to calm herself down hoping all this will end and they will live happily ever after. Only if she stays alive...

The Bottomless Bag (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
StyleFascinating, Tense, Makes me think, Serious

Based on Ryunosuke Akutagawa's In a Grove, story takes place during the times of Tsar Alexander II. A lady-in-waiting tells the Emperor in his bedroom a metaphysical story about a 13th century prince who is killed in the woods under mysterious circumstances. Fairy tale characters who have witnessed the terrible death, all share their version of the events, gradually shedding light on what really happened.

Watermelon Rinds (2016)
Markimdb: 5
PlotLove, Dancing, Money, Death, Rivalry
PlaceRussia, Lake
StyleAtmospheric, Serious

Three friends decide to spend day in the beach but suddenly tragic memories are starting to affect each one of them.

Mama’s Girl (2018)
PlotFamily life
StyleWomens in main roles

Tenth-grade Tanya, being in a difficult life situation, is torn between love for mother and hatred of her stepfather. A decision matures in her mind that can fatally affect not only her life, but also the lives of her closest people.

After Leto (2018)
CharactersMusicians, Rockers

The film tells about the time in which the characters of the movie "Leto" lived. Performer of the role of "Skeptic" Alexandr Kuznetsov interviews Natalya Naumenko, Artemy Troitsky, Igor Petrovsky, Seva Novgorodtsev and Andrey Tropillo about Russian rock, the 80s, Soviet youth, the Leningrad way of life and the spirit of that time. The conversations take place in the real locations of the movie "Leto", where the characters come to tell how everything was in reality, and plunge into nostalgia and praise or, on the contrary, criticize "artistic fiction".

Pink Or Bell (2018)
StyleFascinating, Serious

The picture tells about Angela - a talented cellist. Having escaped from her problems from Italy to Russia, she does not find peace here either. Boredom and misunderstanding of others torment her, and the inner fire of contradictions tears to pieces. She has a difficult relationship with her father, she wants to return his love and attention. They are loved and recognized in their small orchestra, however, no one supports and does not understand her impulses to bring something new, to overcome a boring routine and finally change the world of music. It’s getting harder every day to achieve Angela’s inner harmony, or as Angie calls her. The world is full of cruelty, contention and misunderstanding, and finding a place in it for a bright and kind person who cannot feel lies and betrayal with his warm heart is very difficult, almost impossible.

The Fisherman's Daughter (2020)
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure
PlaceRussia, USSR
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching

A saleswoman from the fish store Polina Schukina is going through a difficult life period. By the grace of an extravagant grandmother, she finds herself in the fairy-tale world of princesses, where, as it turns out, everything is subordinated to bureaucracy, and in a lot of echoing corridors and government offices there are queues of girls eager to discover the princess. Pauline has to go through a series of tests that will reveal her personal qualifications in a very competitive profession.

Trigger (2019)
Markimdb: 5.1
PlotLove, Loneliness
StyleSerious, For single girls

Ksenia had a painful experience in her past. In the present, she leads a lonely life. She makes ASMR videos for a popular YouTube channel. One of her regular viewers, Philip, invites her to meet in person. For him, ASMR is a fetish; but, for her, it turns into something more.

Sunday (2019)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genredrama, crime
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Gloomy, Makes me think, Serious

A well-known civil servant from the Mayor's Office in a provincial Russian town receives a note: You'll soon die. He takes no notice, and gets ready for his normal Sunday – family problems, his personal life, work, other matters… But this Sunday turns out very far from normal. From the very start things come crashing down, smiting everything in its path, including all plans, external composure, and even his own life.

Let's Call Her Lisa (2018)
Markimdb: 4.1
PlotLove, Friendship, Inheritance
StyleFascinating, Tense, Disturbing

With her the husband and her mother Katya lives in a small provincial town and works at the local factory. The mother suddenly falls ill and decides to transfer her property to her son, Katya’s brother. Katya feels this decision to be unjust, and begins to fight for her inheritance. In pursuit of imaginary material well-being Katya decides on a most desperate act.