Soviet comedy movies

List of the best Soviet comedy movies selected by visitors to our site: Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession, Love and Pigeons, Office Romance, Gentlemen of Fortune, The Girls, The Diamond Arm, Welcome, or No Trespassing, The Most Charming and Attractive, Carnival Night, 12 Chairs.

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

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, adventure, crime
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:28
CharactersTwins, Losers, Doubles
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Time machine
PlaceRussia, USSR, Moscow
StylePopular, Light

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:47
CharactersFamily, Neighbors
PlotRelationship, Love triangle, True love
PlaceSea, Village, Russia, USSR
StylePopular, Light, To cry, Soulful, Vital signs

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.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:39
PlotRelationship
PlaceRussia, USSR, Moscow
StyleLight

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...

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:24
CharactersGangsters
PlotPrison Break
StylePopular

A kindergarten director Troshkin is a dead ringer for a criminal nicknamed "Docent" who stole the priceless...

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:32
PlotRelationship
StyleBlack and White

One of the most popular Soviet films of the 60th, "Devchata" is a perfect example of how to make a wonderful movie in the most difficult genre of comedy/romance. "Devchata" is funny, heartwarming, charmingly naive yet involving and moving. Nadezda Rumiantseva gives a star making performance as a teenager Tosya who came to work as a cook in a logging company located in the distant Siberain village with the long and snowy winter. On her first day, she meets Ilya (Nikolai Rybnikov), the most popular and attractive guy who is equally known for his success on the working place and with the girls. Ilya makes the bet with the friends that the new cook will fall in love with him in no later than two weeks...

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, crime
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:34
CharactersGangsters, Neighbors
PlotOn real events, Gems
PlaceUSSR
StyleLight

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, family
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:11
CharactersChildrens
StyleFor children

A satirical comedy about the excessive restrictions that children face during their vacation in a Young Pioneer camp.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:21
PlotLove, Happiness
PlaceRussia
StyleTo cry, Vital signs, Makes me think

Nadya Klyueva is a single woman. Persuaded by her friend, she decides to charm her co-worker whom she doesn't really love, but who is the most popular man around.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, family
CountryRussia, Soviet Union
Duration01:18
CharactersClowns
PlotDancing
PlaceUSSR
StyleLight

It is the New Year's Eve and the employees of an Economics Institute are ready with their annual New Year's entertainment program. It includes a lot of dancing and singing, jazz band performance and even magic tricks. Suddenly, an announcement is made that a new director has been elected and that he is arriving shortly. Comrade Ogurtsov arrives in time to review and disapprove of the scheduled entertainment. To him, holiday fun has a different meaning. He imagines speakers reading annual reports to show the Institute's progress over the year, and, perhaps, a bit of serious music, something from the Classics, played by the Veterans' Orchestra. Obviously, no one wants to change the program a few hours before the show, much less to replace it with something so boring! Now everyone has to team up in order to prevent Ogurtsov from getting to the stage. As some of them trap Ogurtsov one way or another, others perform their scheduled pieces and celebrate New Year's Eve.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, adventure, crime
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:33
CharactersScammers, Friends, Partners
PlotAdventure, Treasures, Gems, Rivalry
PlaceRussia
StyleExciting, By books, Fascinating, Smart, Numbers in the title

A former aristocrat Ippolit Vorobyaninov leads a miserable life in Soviet Russia. His mother-in-law reveals a secret to him - she hid family diamonds in one of the twelve chairs they once had. Vorobyaninov in cooperation with a young con artist Ostap Bender start a long search for the diamonds.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, adventure
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:29

Adventurous comedy about a bunch of people hunting the winning lottery ticket.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:40
PlaceUSSR
StyleLight

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:20
CharactersDoctors
PlotLove, Wedding

Stories from the lives of the tenants of the Moscow's communal apartment: Kostik, who is a college student, lives with his aunt while studying; Arkady Velyurov who is a performing artist; Khobotovs, who are a divorced couple; and Sava, who is Margarita Khobotov's new fiancé. All these people live in one apartment and their lives constantly touch each other's.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:32
PlotLove, Dancing, Friendship, Flooding
PlaceVillage, Russia, USSR, Night Clubs
StyleSoulful

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, adventure, crime
CountrySoviet Union, Italy
Duration01:44
CharactersScammers
PlotCars, Treasures
PlaceRussia, Italy, St. Petersburg

In Italy, a dying woman tells her granddaughter that she hid her treasure many years ago in Russia, in the city of Leningrad. Other people (who were around when she died) also learn about it. Thus several people arrive in Leningrad trying to find the treasure, each one for himself/herself. What's worse - the only information they have is that the treasure is under a lion - and it's in Leningrad, a city known by its numerous statues of lions. The story gets even more interesting when the soviet militia (police) learns about the whole thing and send an undercover agent...

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryRussia, Soviet Union
Duration03:04
PlotRelationship
TimeNew Year

A group of old friends have a tradition of going to a public bathing house on New Years eve. Occasionally too much vodka and beer makes two of them unconscious. The problem is that one of them (Sasha) has to go to Leningrad but another one (Zhenya) goes. Zhenya wakes up at Leningrad airport. Believing that he is still in Moscow he takes a taxi and goes home. The street name, building and even apartment number, the way an apartment complex looks the same and the key coincide completely - just typical Soviet-type 'economy' architecture. Imagine the surprise of Nadya when she enters her apartment and finds a man without trousers in her bed. What's more - Nadya's fiancé also finds him there...

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:32
PlotRobbery

An old detective does not want to retire. The only way out is to prove to his boss that he still can catch criminals. The problem is that there were no crimes recently to work on. Together with his retired friend he decides to commit a perfect crime himself and then quickly solve it. Real problems start when a real criminal steals money he has stolen.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:36
PlotCars
PlaceUSSR
StyleHeavy, For men

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...

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:43
CharactersTeachers
PlaceSchool, Russia, USSR
StyleFor children, Black and White

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountrySoviet Union, France, Austria
Duration01:43
CharactersSpy, Jews, Journalists, Smugglers
PlotTravel
PlacePrison, USSR

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.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union, Chile
PlotLove, Friendship
PlaceRussia, USSR
StyleLight, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:08

Multiply love stories are going around the young family including the newlyweds parnts and even... a grandmother.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:02
CharactersScientists, Investigators
PlaceUSSR

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Markimdb: 8.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:14

A philosophical and poetic portrait of the famous (or maybe infamous?) Baron Munchhausen. His crazy, yet very merriment, stories, views and behavior is what sets him apart from others. He becomes alienated from the society that failed to grasp his brilliance. In fact, his brilliance is what underlines the faults with the society itself. It's a beautiful yet tragic story that is filled with dense and intellectual dialogue.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, musical
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:17

Based on the Ukrainian vaudeville by Mykhaylo Staritsky, the famous Ukrainian writer. The leading character, Svirid Petrovich Golokhvosty had his own barbershop in town and a reputation of a dandy. Once, after losing everything he had at cards, he decided to remedy his financial situation by a profitable marriage. A rich but ugly girl named Pronya Sirko fell for the illustrious suitor’s courtship...

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union

A man invites a soaking wet under the rain young girl to his house not suspecting that her visit is not an accident.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, family
CountrySoviet Union

Six years old boy decides to start school and going by himself to first grade instead of kindergarten.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, military
CountryGermany, Soviet Union
Duration01:31
CharactersSpy

About amusing adventures of the young blunderer Yankel during World War II who survives thanks to the sluggishness. The hired legionary he is taken prisoner, will pass across Sicily with the army of allies and it will appear in Indochina. And everywhere he will be accompanied by glory.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:28

A romantic and touching story about life and love of Alyoshka, a young geologist.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySoviet Union

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