Russian movies about the village

List of the best Russian movies about the village, selected by visitors to our site: The Forest, Tri bogatyrya i Shamakhanskaya tsaritsa, Bummer, About Businessman Foma, Dark Water, From Ufa with Love, The Bride, Three Sisters, Once Upon a Time, Head. Two Ears.

In the top there are new films of 2018, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Forest (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.4)
PlotLove, Love with age difference

Danila is sixteen. Katya is twice his age. He spends hours watching her from an old shed on the forest. He does not even think about trying to be with her until Danila's father shows up on Katya's doorstep in an attempt to run away from his avalanching problems. Father and son are drawn into turmoil of events where neighbor turns against neighbor, dividing the community, and pushing everyone`s life towards a disaster.

Tri bogatyrya i Shamakhanskaya tsaritsa (2010)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersMonsters, Horses
PlotAdventure, Love, Magic, Cheating
PlaceForest, Village, Castle

This is the fourth and final of a series of animated films based on Russian folk legends. A bogatyr is an epic warrior from ancient Kievan Rus. Most are directed in the traditional bylinas, traditional Russian epic poems, as being endowed with enormous strength and cunning, although often not completely immune to human weaknesses. Here, our three heroes gather together once more to rescue the ruler of the land from the attempts of an evil foreign queen. She plans to make him fall in love with her so her youth and beauty can be renewed, but in exchange will destroy his kingdom.

Bummer (2003)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genredrama, crime
CharactersPolice, Friends, Gangsters, Gangsters
PlotLove, Robbery, Fight, Cars, Chase, Relationship, Pursuit, Intrigue, Rivalry, Hip Hop
PlaceRussia, Moscow, Village, Small cities
StyleAction, Disturbing, Heavy, For men, Smart

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.

About Businessman Foma (1993)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
PlaceRussia, Village

Foma, a kolkhoz employee, decides to build a pay toilet in his village. Bit not all the villagers like the idea...

Dark Water (2017)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrehorror, drama
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotAdventure, Love, Mystery, Mystery, Fear, Relationship
PlaceForest, Russia, Village, Lake

Strange and scary things start to happen after three young people spend a night on abandoned ship.

From Ufa with Love (2017)
CharactersFamily, Friends, Brides
PlotAdventure, Love, Happiness, Dreams, Betrayal
PlaceRussia, Village, Party

Independent movie

The Bride (2017)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 4.6)
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersFamily, Brides
PlotWedding, Fear, Revenge, Abduction
PlaceRussia, Village
StyleDepressive, Fascinating, Exciting, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

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...

Three Sisters (2017)
Markimdb: 4.3
CharactersDoctors, Sisters, Friends, Girlfriends, Mothers, Lovers
PlotLove, Loneliness
PlaceForest, Village

Preserving the text of the play, the amazing dialogues, the brilliant characters, we have transposed the action into today’s Russian provinces and changed only one thing: the age of the heroes. In Anton Chekhov’s play the heroines are aged around 25; now they are 55. What does that do? The heroes’ retorts, stylistically inappropriate from today’s twenty-year-olds, are absolutely organic for the older generation, the ‘Soviet’ intelligentsia. The problems of Chekhov’s classical work concerning the search for a meaning in life, the loss of ideals, the fear before death without having achieved anything in the world, the desire to be useful to others – all these things are also a typical attribute of the Soviet intelligentsia.

Once Upon a Time (2017)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.5)
PlaceRussia, Village

There is an abandoned little town in the middle of nowhere in Russia - only two lonely old men and recently widowed lady living there. One of the men decides to put an end to his loneliness and offer his hand to the widow. However, the other man is not satisfied with the twist and also offers himself as her companion. They wage war at each other.

Head. Two Ears (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama
PlaceRussia, Village

In a snowed-under village lives the shepherd Ivan Sergeyevich. Every morning he cleans up the manure and feeds the cows. Day after day goes by in this way. One winter morning a stranger arrives in the village in an expensive car and offers Ivan Sergeyevich good work in the city. Ivan Sergeyevich agrees with pleasure. The stranger takes Ivan Sergeyevich away from the village to the city...

Ivan Tsarevich & the Grey Wolf 3 (2016)
Mark5.4 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Wedding, Power
PlaceParis, Village

The continuation of a funny adventures of the heroes from "Ivan Tsarevich i Seryy Volk" and "Ivan Tsarevich i Seryy Volk 2".

Crystal Swan (2018)
Mark2 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryBelarus, Germany, USA, Russia
PlaceRussia, Village
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Gloomy

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...

The Man Who Surprised Everyone (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
CountryRussia, Estonia, France
CharactersTerminally ill
PlaceSiberia, Village
StyleNot for everyone, Heavy

Egor Korshunov (40) is a Siberian forest guard who works in a local environmental company, fighting fearlessly against poachers in taiga. Egor is a great family man, respected by his fellow villagers. He and his wife Natalia are expecting a second child. Unexpectedly, Egor finds out that he has terminal cancer and has only two months left to live. No traditional medicine or shamanic magic can save Egor. Finally, left with no other options, he decides to take the last desperate step. He attempts to completely change his identity in order to fool the oncoming death, just like Zhamba the drake, the hero of a legendary ancient Siberian epos, did.

Savva. Heart of the Warrior (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.4)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersMonkeys, Knights, Dragons, Wolves, Birds, Childrens
PlaceMountains, Village

A fairytale about a grand life journey of a 10-year old boy Savva devoted to help his Mom and fellow village people to break free from the vicious hyenas.

Big Village Lights (2016)
Markimdb: 5
CharactersActors, Twins
PlotAdventure, Abduction
PlaceVillage, Small cities
StyleFascinating, Light

Fedya is 20 years old. He works as a projectionist in a provincial cinema called "Rodina" (Motherland), and tries in vain to pull in spectators. When the local authorities decide to transform the "Rodina" into a shop, there is only one way out: to make a successful film and thus rescue the cinema! But what is required to get a good box office? Of course, a star! Desperate times demand desperate measures, so the children kidnap a celebrity from a passing train. And this is not just any star, but Dmitri Diuzhev! Well, maybe he does not exactly burn with the desire to be filmed here, but it doesn't matter as long as they have enough ropes, gags and sleeping tablets. Then here is a desperate producer who has just been demobbed, a philosophizing wedding photographer and the karate-practicing actress Zhenya, with whom Fedya is secretly in love.

The Postman's White Nights (2014)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.1)
CharactersCats, Witch, Fish
PlotDeath, Money, Loneliness, On real events
PlaceRussia, Village, Lake

The film represents life in a godforsaken Russian village. The only way to reach the mainland is to cross the lake by boat and a postman became the only connection with the outside world. A reserved community has been set up here. Despite the modern technologies and a spaceport nearby the people of the village live the way they would in the Neolithic Era. There is neither government nor social services or jobs. The postman's beloved woman escapes the village life and moves to the city. Postman's outboard engine gets stolen and he can no longer deliver mail. His normal pattern of life is disrupted. The postman makes a decision to leave for the city too but returns before long with no certain reason. The script is based on real characters' stories. People from the village play their own parts in the film. The search for the protagonist lasted for over a year.

Bite the Dust (2013)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, drama
PlaceVillage, Russia
StyleTo cry, Fancy

A village so small all the residents not only knows each other, but also can easily recognize the neighbor's cow face a frightful news. It was announced on TV that the most powerful coronal mass ejection in the Earth's history would take place. Humankind has only 24 hours left. The world runs mad in different ways getting ready for the apocalypse, and a unique local scenario of waving the life goodbye is inverted in the village. Tables are put together, pies are baked, and some gather strength and courage to make the most important decisions of their lives... But what about the doomsday? It just doesn't arrive. Oops, got it wrong! The situation is heating up. Everybody realize they can't go on as they did before.

Aftermath (2012)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryPoland, Russia, Netherlands
PlaceVillage, Tomb
StyleAction, Makes me think, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

Two brothers are trying to find out the truth from years ago. The whole town is against them.

August. Eighth (2012)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.6)
Genredrama, military
CharactersRobots, Heroes
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing

August Eighth - story of an ordinary young woman. Ksenia's life is not too happy. Problem at work, problem in personal life, problem with mother, a baby requiring constant cares... Ksenia want to spend a few days in Sochi with new boyfriend, and mom sends her son Artem to the boy's father on Caucasus. But Georgia started war and she must overcome fear, overcome circumstances, she must save her child...

Baikonur (2011)
Mark4 (imdb: 6.3)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia, Germany, Kazakhstan
PlaceVillage, Spaceships
StyleTouching, Fancy

“Whatever falls from heaven, you may keep.” So goes the unwritten law of the Kazakh steppes. A law avidly adhered to by the inhabitants of a small village, who collect the space debris that falls downrange from the nearby Baikonur space station. The last two youthful members of the village are the radio operator Iskander, known as Gagarin, and the spirited Nazira. While Nazira finds it increasing difficult to conceal her love for Iskander by means of her unconventional behaviour, Iskander is evidently not only crazy about Baikonur and the vastness of outer space, but also deeply smitten with the beautiful French astronaut Julie Mahé, whose journey to the stars he wistfully follows on television.

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