Soviet films about friendship

List of the best Soviet films about friendship according to visitors: War and Peace, Part I: Andrei Bolkonsky, Three Men in a Boat, Mio in the Land of Faraway, Dersu Uzala, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, Afonya, The Magic Ring, Hussar Ballad, Autumn Marathon, KGB Agents Also Fall in Love.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 8.3
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration06:13
CharactersDogs
PlotDancing, Money, Friendship, Death, Betrayal

The first film of a four-part adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s 1869 novel . In St. Petersburg of 1805, Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a rich nobleman, is introduced to high society. His friend, Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, joins the Imperial Russian Army as aide-de-camp of General Mikhail Kutuzov in the War of the Third Coalition against Napoleon.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, musical
CountrySoviet Union
CharactersDogs
PlotTravel, Friendship

Three London gentlemen take vacation rowing down the Thames, encountering various mishaps and misadventures along the way.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountrySweden, Soviet Union, Norway
Duration01:39
CharactersKings, Pirates, Knights, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Supernatural, Missing people, Rivalry
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleFor children, Exciting, Light, Fascinating

They're two best friends, a million miles from home. On an incredible adventure, beyond the boundaries of space and time. A fantasy about a lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real father is the king.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, adventure, biography
CountrySoviet Union, Japan
Duration02:16
CharactersTigers, Hunters
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Expeditions
PlaceNature, Russia, Siberia
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Epic, Touching

A military explorer meets and befriends a Goldi man in Russia’s unmapped forests. A deep and abiding bond evolves between the two men, one civilized in the usual sense, the other at home in the glacial Siberian woods.

Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountrySoviet Union
CharactersWizards
PlotAdventure, Obsession, Friendship, Religious, True love
PlaceVillage, Ukraine
StyleAtmospheric, Gloomy, Epic

In a Carpathian village, Ivan falls in love with Marichka, the daughter of his father's killer. When tragedy befalls her, his grief lasts months; finally he rejoins the colorful life around him, marrying Palagna. She wants children but his mind stays on his lost love. To recapture his attention, Palagna tries sorcery, and in the process comes under the spell of the sorcerer, publicly humiliating Ivan, who then fights the sorcerer. The lively rhythms of village life, the work and the holidays, the pageant and revelry of weddings and funerals, the change of seasons, and nature's beauty give proportion to Ivan's tragedy.

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: 8.2
Genrefamily, cartoon, short
CountrySoviet Union
PlotFriendship

Soviet cartoon, created in 1979 by the director-animator Leonid Nosyrev. Later, he entered the cartoon almanac "Laughter and Grief at The White Sea" with other Nosyrev's films based on Pomor fairy tales and legends.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, musical, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:34
PlotFriendship, Chase
PlaceRussia
StyleAction, Fascinating

A young girl decides to join a Husar squadron and fight against Napoleon. Dressed as a man she has a hard time adjusting to the rude Husar life styles.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:29
CharactersAlcoholics, Lovers
PlotFriendship, Love triangle, Depression
PlaceRussia
StyleSmart

Andrey Pavlovich Buzykin, who makes a living by teaching at an institute and translating English literature, is cheating on his wife. Buzykin's main problem is that he's a kind man with a weak character. The lies he is telling his wife all the time are inconvincing, but he never has the courage to tell her the truth. His lover, Alla, is aware of his family life, but gets offended when, for example, he cannot meet her so that he doesn't come home late, or when he doesn't want to go home in a new jacket she gives him to avoid having to explain to his wife. Alla and Nina, Andrei's wife, both leave him, forgive him, and return to him at the same time, and Andrei continues with this kind of life, full of suffering and deceit. Finally, both women are so fed up with his lies that they don't believe him even when he is telling the truth...

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: 6.7
Genremelodrama, adventure, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:20
PlotWar, Adventure, Revenge, Friendship, Fate
PlaceRussian Empire
Time18th century
StyleLight, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating

In the second movie the Naval Cadets are guarding the princess coming from Germany to marry a Russian prince.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountrySoviet Union
PlotFriendship

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Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, military, biography
CountrySoviet Union, Czechoslovakia
CharactersWriters
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Death
StyleBy books, Touching

About the great Czech satirist Jaroslav Hašek, who was captured by the Russians during the First World War. Not wanting to fight for the interests of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, Hašek enters the Red Army and, as a commissar of the international brigade, goes the military way from Samara to Irkutsk.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreadventure, family
CountrySoviet Union, Japan
CharactersFamily
PlotAdventure, Friendship
StyleFascinating

During a Soviet circus tour in Japan, a small street musician, Ken, meets a clown, Yuri Nikulin. Upon learning that his sick father is being treated in the Soviet Union, Ken sets off in search of him. The friendship of the great clown and the boy continues in Moscow.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountrySoviet Union
PlotFriendship
TimeWorld War II

The movie tells the life story and friendship of five blacksmiths in town of Leninakan during the war and the years preceding it - as told by the son of one of the blacksmiths.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:33
CharactersGypsies
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Pads, False accusations
PlaceTrains, Russia
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Heavy, Patriotic, Serious

Following the Russian Civil War, a loyal Red, Shilov, must prove he is at home among strangers as he attempts to recapture a shipment of gold that he was supposed to deliver to Moscow. Needed as a means of buying food for the people, the gold Shilov was entrusted with is stolen, initially by a group of assassins and then by a group of bandits. In tracking the gold’s whereabouts, Shilov’s motives are questioned and he is suspected of treason, in part because his brother was a devoted White. In an effort to clear his name, Shilov locates the gold, but he also discovers rampant greed and corruption.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySoviet Union, France
Duration01:50
CharactersMusicians, Jews, Alcoholics, Friends, Losers
PlotFriendship, Political
PlaceRussia
StylePsychological problems, Serious

Ivan is old Russia: thick, dour, hard-working, often brutish; he misses Communism. He drives a taxi and one night meets Alexi, a new Russian, a musician, an alcoholic, irresponsible. Alexi stiffs Ivan for the fare, so Ivan tracks him down and a love-hate relationship ensues. When Alexi lets the bath water run over in Ivan's flat and Ivan must pay 500 rubles for repairs, he tries to force Alexi into day labor to repay him. It's hopeless. Then, suddenly, Alexi is discovered, goes on a jazz tour of America, becomes a celebrity, and returns in triumph. Ivan longs to renew the friendship, and it looks as if he may get what he wants.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:18
CharactersCriminals, Brides
PlotFriendship
PlaceRussia, Moscow
StyleTo cry, Soulful

"I Am Walking Along Moscow" aka "Ya Shagayu Po Moskve" (1963) is a charming lyrical comedy directed by Georgi Daneliya in 1963 that was nominated for Golden Palm at Cannes Film Festival. Daneliya proved that it is possible to create a masterpiece in the most difficult genre of romantic comedy. Made by the team of young and incredibly talented artists that besides Daneliya included writer/poet Gennady Shpalikov, composer Andrei Petrov, and cinematographer Vadim Yusov (who had made four films with Andrei Tarkovski), and the dream cast of the talented actors even in the smaller cameos, "I Am Walking Along Moscow" keeps walking victoriously through the decades remaining deservingly one of the best and most beloved Russian comedies and simply one of the best Russian movies ever made. Funny and gentle, dreamy and humorous, romantic and realistic, the film is blessed with the eternal youth and will always take to the walk on the streets of Moscow new generations of the grateful viewers.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:42
PlotFriendship, Betrayal

A demented, wicked, deformed, cannibalistic killer named K. The Butcher Shitter, escapes from the police and slaughters people in many gory, bloody ways.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersFriends, Terminally ill, Businessmen, Billionaires, Surgeons
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Loneliness
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Philosophical, Touching

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ever wanted to do and an unrealized need to come to terms with who they are. Together they embark on the road trip of a lifetime, becoming friends along the way and learning to live life to the fullest, with insight and humor.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:50
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Police, Friends
PlotLove, Robbery, Cars, Fight, Relationship
PlaceVillage, Russia, Moscow, Small cities
StyleAction, Heavy, Smart, Serious, For men

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:33
CharactersFriends
PlaceRussia
StyleLight, For a group of friends

Four old friends - Kamil, Lesha, Sasha and Slava - all well-to-do professionals in their late 30s embarking on a two days road trip from Moscow to Odessa. They wish to escape the metropolis and the everyday routine of work, family and girlfriends to relax in a nightclub run by Slava's friend and to see the popular band B-2 show.

Duration02:00
CharactersAliens, Childrens, Family, Scientists, Investigators
PlotAdventure, UFO, Friendship
TimeHalloween
StyleExciting, To cry

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:10
CharactersMusicians, Police, Friends, Pianists, Bouncers
PlotOn real events, Travel, Gambling, Music, Money
PlaceHotels, USA, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleKind, Light, Oscars, Fascinating

Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans, forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance
Duration01:52
CharactersDisabled people, Millionaires, Friends, Partners
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Loneliness, Overcoming difficulties
PlaceFrance
StyleInteresting, Popular, Kind, Light, Inspirational

A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, family, music
CountrySoviet Union

Before a New Year evening Masha and Vitya decide to go to the forest full of fairy tales creatures.

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: 8.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA
Duration02:58
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Wizards, Elves, Gnomes
PlotAdventure, Travel, Fighting Evil, Magic, Saving the World
StyleFor children, Popular, Exciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:15
PlotRelationship

A story about a young woman, Vera, who is somebody, living the life of a troubled teenager in the time right before the end of the Soviet Union. She lives in a very small Russian apartment with her mother and father, however being this close to each other makes the living get rough. Their daily life is plagued with massive amounts of alcohol (mainly vodka) and when she tries to escape her home life, she meets up with a boyfriend, Sergei who then moves into her already small apartment after sleeping with her. Every day little Vera has to go through hell just to get by, which even involves her going against her own morals after her father has done something extremely wrong.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:39
CharactersFriends, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Cancer
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

A couple who have known each other since 8 are destined to be together until death do them apart.





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