Soviet comedy movies

List of the best Soviet comedy movies selected by visitors to our site: The Passport, Love and Pigeons, Afonya, It Can't Be!, Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession, Crazies, The Diamond Arm, Office Romance, The Garage, KGB Agents Also Fall in Love.

In the top there are new films of 1991, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Passport (1990)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountrySoviet Union, France, Austria

A man, who becomes mistaken for his brother who was immigrating to Israel from USSR, finds himself caught up in the middle of a bureaucratic mess when he realizes that if he tells the truth about who he is, he will go to jail and his brother's family will never be allowed to leave the USSR. He therefore assumes his brother's identity to get to Israel hoping his distant uncle living there will help him out. The plan backfires, however, when he realizes that the uncle is a paranoid lunatic thinking the KGB is out to get him. He becomes stranded in Israel with no friends, no money, and no passport, trying to figure out a way to get back home.

Love and Pigeons (1984)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union

Shown a life in the remote siberian village. Vasia, who never leave his family, village, comes to pass summer holiday on the Black Sea. New world, new people - so, hi's temted by a half-crazy woman (Raisa Zaharovna). And after short time Vasia returns to his wife and children.

Afonya (1975)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union

The 1975 film by Georgi Daneliya "Afonya" was an unexpected commercial hit in USSR. The main character "Afonya" Borshev is a plumber, who spends his life partying with "buddies", many of whom he doesn't even remember after nights of heavy drinking. His wife leaves him, his boss places him on probation, his whole life is falling apart, but he doesn't realize it. Afonya met Katya at a dance club, yet didn't pay her much attention. But she is the one, who can save him... In this movie Daneliya achieves a perfect balance of satire and drama. Quotes from the movie gained a cult status in USSR.

It Can't Be! (1975)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union

The movie includes three diffirent skits, including different actors. The first skit is about a store owner who steals goods from himself. He is arrested and brought to court, to testify about a murder, while he thinks he is about to get busted for stealing. The second skit includes a cheating husband trying to survive in a love triangle. And the third skit includes a man trying to get married after seeing the bride only once in his life on a bus.

Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession (1973)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, crime
CountrySoviet Union

Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to 16th century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible goes into the year 1973.

Crazies (1991)
Markimdb: 6.4
CountrySoviet Union

A romantic and funny fantasy about the events occurred during the building of a first railroad in Russia.

The Diamond Arm (1968)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, crime
CountrySoviet Union

Semyon Gorbunkov goes on a cruise with a smuggler on board. In Istanbul, he slips and breaks his arm. What he didn't know is that this was a signal for the gang of smugglers.

Office Romance (1977)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union

Anatoli Yefremovich Novoseltsev works in a statistics institution, whose director is an unattractive and bossy woman. An old friend of his, Yuri Grigorievich Samokhvalov, who gets appointed assistant director of the institution, wants to make Novoseltsev the head of the department but encounters objections from Ludmila Prokopievna Kalugina, the director. Samokhvalov then advises Novoseltsev to lightly hit on the boss. Ironically, Novoseltsev and Kalugina fall in love with each other...

The Garage (1980)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySoviet Union

An automotive highway is scheduled to be built through the territory of a garage cooperative. A special meeting of the cooperative takes place to reduce the number of garages. As all was already decided and arranged by the chairholder and the board, the decision passes easily at the meeting. But one unexpected event happens - the meeting room's entrance has been locked by an anonymous member and the key is missing...

KGB Agents Also Fall in Love (1991)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union, Chile

A Russian agent is sent to a mission in Chile as a punishment. While there, he continues his adventures in a massage parlor where he meets Paola - a young prostitute he falls in love with.

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The Cherry Orchard (1976)
Markimdb: 9.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySoviet Union

Based on the play of the same name by A.P. Chekhov.

Magicians (1982)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, musical
CountrySoviet Union

In a small Russian town, there is a Research Institute for magic. One of the witches, Alyona Sanina, is going to marry a guy named Ivan Puhov (not a magician). A jealous Apollon Sataneev tells her boss Kira Shemahandskaya that Sanina is going to marry not Ivan Puhov, but Ivan Kivrin, whom Shemahandskaya is going to marry herself. Enraged, Shemahandskaya, who is a powerful witch, orders Sanina to forget about her Ivan and marry Sataneev instead. And this will be final unless Alyona kisses Puhov before midnight on New Year. Alyona's friends call Puhov to the rescue.

Incognito from St.Petersburg (1977)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, crime, history
CountrySoviet Union

A comedy based on a classic play 'Revizor' by Nikolai Gogol.

Sons of Bitches (1990)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySoviet Union

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The Republic of ShKID (1966)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountrySoviet Union

The film is based on the eponymous book, written by two former street gangsters - Grigori Belykh and Leonid Panteleyev. Film is set in the 1920s St. Petersburg, Russia. Streets of the city are full of the homeless boys. They are caught to be raised and educated at the correction school named after Dostoevsky. The boys are street smart and difficult. But the faculty stands up to the challenge. The teaches are being devoted and caring, and gradually win the respect of the most difficult kids. The school director Vicknixor is a refined intellectual, who becomes a role model for the boys.