Russian movies about the village

List of the best Russian movies about the village, selected by visitors to our site: From Ufa with Love, Serf, Moscow - Lopushki, The Cardboard Pier, Golden Bride, Zhila-byla Odna Baba, Live and Remember, Ivanov, The Postman's White Nights, Home.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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From Ufa with Love (2017)
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Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration01:41

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Serf (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia

Young major Grisha played in a beautiful life and decided that everything was permissible for him. He has done a lot of things, and now he faces a prison. To correct his son, a desperate oligarch-father goes to extreme measures. Together with his old friend, a psychologist, he comes up with a unique project: the atmosphere of the nineteenth century is being created on the basis of an abandoned village. Grisha gets into a custom-made accident and is allegedly transferred to the past. In fact, a sophisticated psychological experiment is being conducted on him - a spoiled major is turned into the usual servant Grishka, who lives in a stable in the territory of a manor’s estate. He is surrounded by actors whose goal is to change his life and personality. Each of his movements is closely monitored by a team of psychologists using a variety of cameras. Grisha will have to re-learn how to communicate with people, appreciate simple pleasures, work, and also find true love.

Moscow - Lopushki (2014)
Markimdb: 5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:30

A story about two very different sisters who are forced to trade places.

The Cardboard Pier (2020)
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Genrethriller, crime
CountryRussia

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Golden Bride (2014)
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Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration01:40

A few men are trying to marry a young girl thinking that she's very rich.

Zhila-byla Odna Baba (2011)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:36

История частной жизни одной женщины и четверых ее мужчин. Главная героиня - неграмотная крестьянка, и действие фильма начинается с ее свадьбы в 1909 году, когда девушку из нищей семьи взяли в богатую, а кончается в 1921 году Антоновским восстанием.

Live and Remember (2008)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:40

Based on Valentin Rasputin's story of the same title. The winter of 1945. In a village on the Angara embankment the women wait the return of their husbands from the front. The young soldier Andrei Guskov, who fled from the hospital, returns as a deserter. In his remote winter hut only his wife Nastena visits him : she is the only person whom he can trust with his life - of an eternal fugitive doomed to loneliness. Only she loves him. She lives in the present, remembers the past and does not believe in the future. She will have a child, and to the entire village she is an unfaithful wife who did not wait for her husband to return...

Ivanov (2019)
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Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRussia

A successful top manager of an investment company, Ivanov, is fleeing the harassment of security officials from Moscow to Kiev, a city without rules, and is trying to find a place for himself there. He discovers the opportunity for easy money, as everything around can be stolen. In Kiev, Ivanov, with his friend and business partner Spitsin, goes to night clubs, visits the gallery of modern art and prepares a deal to buy shipwrecks from a local scam. "Ivanov", shot in Kiev before the Maidan, is based on real events, it is a strange and bewitching tragicomedy about corruption, infidelity and loneliness.

The Postman's White Nights (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:30

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.

Home (2011)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration02:07

Big home of Shamanov family has everything - except love and understanding under the roof...

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Once Upon a Time (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration02:12

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.

The Bride (2017)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror
CountryRussia
Duration02:18

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...

I Won't Come Back (2014)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryRussia, Estonia, Finland, Kazakhstan, Belarus
Duration01:45

Anya, a young academic raised in an orphanage, is on the cusp of success when she’s accused of drug possession. While in limbo hiding from the police, she hits the road with Kristina, another orphan several years Anya’s junior, in search of her possibly mythical grandmother.

Bite the Dust (2013)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:41

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.

Dark Water (2017)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:54

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

Clay Pit (2018)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:18

In the Russian provinces life seems to have frozen since the 1990s. Here you can hide from the worries of the big world, and heal the wounds of the soul. Thus argues Mila, having decided to return home to the mother’s house after an unsuccessful attempt “to conquer Moscow”. Mila’s sister Galya also wants happiness without thinking about the price. The passion that is aroused in the women by Rustam, a young handsome man from Central Asia, disrupts the family peace. A terrible enlightenment awaits the participants of this family drama.

Rodina Trip (2019)
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Genredocumentary
CountryRussia
Duration00:50

«Rodina» means «homeland». It is a 50 minutes road movie about 2 football fans traveling 3000 km from a rural village to the World Cup. The main hero, Uncle Sasha, has never left his village (the place even without mobile services) for 30 years. For the first time in his life he sees foreigners, big cities and his own country not on a tv screen.

Tri bogatyrya i Shamakhanskaya tsaritsa (2010)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, cartoon
CountryRussia
Duration01:13

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.

August. Eighth (2012)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia
Duration02:00

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...

Aftermath (2012)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryPoland, Russia, Netherlands
Duration01:47

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

Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:25

This is a collection of portraits: 23 short stories about the Marij women, a sort of Decameron suspended between magic and realism, in which the Autonomous Republic of the Marij El serves as a backdrop for the collective history of a people of ancient tradition. A journey into a mysterious and unknown part of the world.

Big Village Lights (2016)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration01:14

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.

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.

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.

Once in Trubchevsk (2020)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama
CountryRussia

In a small town everything is visible. However much you try to hide something, some disturbing signals will reach the family sooner or later. And then you have to make a choice: start a new life in the same place with your new “half” or confess to the old half and return to the usual flow of life. The film’s heroes stand before such a choice.

Teli and Toli (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryRussia, Canada, Georgia, Greece

This down-to-earth story that takes place in the mountains of North Caucasus, between two adjacent villages – Ossetian Toli and Georgian Teli – tells us about simple and naïve people that governments try to divide today by an official state border. These people wish to live in peace and harmony, in spite of ethnic differences, as their ancestors lived for hundreds of years. They are accustomed to solve all the conflicts peacefully, following Caucasian customs – around a great table, with wine and songs…

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.

Vongozero: The Outbreak (2019)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryRussia

A deadly virus of unknown origin has decimated Moscow. Sergey, along with his girlfriend and their autistic son are joined by his exwife, their son and several fellows to escape the quarantine zone lest they suffer a slow and painful death. Somewhere far away, on a desert island in Karelia, there is a cabin- their only chance to start all over again. But the journey will not be an easy one as the deadly virus and interpersonal conflict threaten to pull the group apart.

Crystal Swan (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryBelarus, Germany, USA, Russia
Duration01:09

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...

Head. Two Ears (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:29

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...




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