Soviet films about young people

List of the best Soviet films about young people according to visitors: Scarecrow, Assa, Father Frost, Mio in the Land of Faraway, Ivan's Childhood, Courier, Three Steps Above Heaven, Dead Poets Society, Dear Yelena Sergeyevna, Everybody Wants Some!!.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:07
CharactersChildrens, Pupils, Difficult teens
PlotFirst love, Cheating, False accusations
PlaceSchool, Russia
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Touching, Depressive, Serious

A twelve years old girl Lena who has come to live with her grandfather in a small Russian town is being bullied by her classmates. She took the rap of being a class traitor because she was in love with the boy who had betrayed his classmates when they were bunking off and going to cinema instead of a literature lesson. The class is penalized for that, not being allowed to go to Moscow for fall holidays with the rest of the school. Lena is being ostracized, "boycotted" however not telling the truth, waiting that the boy himself would confess to be guilty.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime, music, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:33
CharactersGangsters, Criminals
PlotLove, Love triangle, KGB, Swimming, Snow
PlaceRussia, Ukraine
Time18th century
StyleGloomy, Depressive, Serious

ASSA is set in Crimea during the winter in the mid eighties. A young musician (Bananan) falls for mobster's (Krymov) young mistress (Alika). The parallel story line involves an 18th century assassination plot.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, family
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:24
CharactersHeroes, Family, Wizards
PlotLove, Money, Jealousy, Rivalry
PlaceRussia
TimeWinter
StyleFor children, Atmospheric, Touching

A fairy tale about a conceited young man and a young woman with a tyrannical step-mother, who must overcome magical trials in order to be together.

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: 8.1
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:36
CharactersSpy, Childrens, Heroes, Soldier, Orphans
PlotWar, Survival, Death
PlaceRussia
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleAtmospheric, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy's war-ravaged youth.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:28
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends, Couriers, Guests
PlotLove, Youth

Ivan Mirosnikov, a cheeky young man in the Gorbachev era, is trying to figure out what to do with his life (he's not in college, and the 2-year mandatory military service is looming large ahead of him). Meanwhile, he lives with his divorced mother, and works as a courier at a Russian newspaper. Through his job, he meets patronizing Professor Kuznetzov and his rebellious daughter Katya. To annoy the professor, Ivan claims to have an affair with Katya. To his surprise, Katya backs his story up.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, melodrama, drama
CountrySpain
Duration02:03
CharactersDifficult teens
PlotLove, Relationship, Motorcycles, Friendship, First love
StyleTouching, Serious, Numbers in the title

Story of two young people who belong to different worlds. It is the chronicle of a love improbable, almost impossible but inevitable dragging in a frantic journey they discover the first great love. Babi (Maria Valverde) is a girl from upper-middle class that is educated in goodness and innocence . Hache (Mario Casas) is a rebellious boy, impulsive, unconscious, has a appetite for risk and danger embodied in endless fights and illegal motorbike races, the limit of common sense

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersTeachers, Students, Pupils, Poets
PlotFriendship, First love
PlaceSchool, Boarding school
StyleTo cry, Philosophical, Intellectual

At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:34

Four school graduates congratulate their teacher of mathematics Yelena Sergeyevna on her birthday and ask her to return them their graduate works on mathematics in order to change them before the marks. Yelena Sergeyevna strongly objects...

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersTeens, Pupils, Friends, Cats
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Friendship, Baseball
PlaceCollege, Party, Hostel
StyleAtmospheric

A comedy that follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:26
StyleFor children

Vam i ne snilos... A movie about two high school kids who meet in class and fall madly in love with each other. Unfortunately, His father and her mother had a history of their own between them which creates uneasiness in both of them. Also because of that, the boy's mother is very jealous and tries to separate them. The only person that tries to help them is their teacher who has relationship problems of her own.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, short
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Pupils, Friends, Losers
PlotFriendship, Loneliness
PlaceSchool, USA

Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersSingers
PlotDancing, Music, Ballet, Hip Hop
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Cute, Fascinating

Everyone deserves a chance to follow their dreams, but some people only get one shot. Tyler Gage is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore's tracks and the only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day making it out of there. Nora is a privileged ballet dancer attending Baltimore's ultra-elite Maryland School of the Arts

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersTeens, Pupils, Trainers
PlotDancing, First love, Baseball, Jealousy
PlaceSchool
StyleLight, To cry, Cute

Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:02
CharactersTeens
PlotLove, Loneliness, Love with age difference
StyleMind-altering, Oscars, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Musicians, Disabled people, Guitarists, Stars
PlotLove, Wedding
StyleFor girls, To cry, For single girls, Touching

The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
PlotLove, Relationship, Friendship, Everyday life
PlaceRussia
StyleWomens in main roles

The insecure girl Sasha is lying to her family that she is dating handsome Cyril, although he is just her running coach, with whom she is afraid to even speak. Sister Pasha's husband knows the truth, but he has enough of his own problems - he and his wife have not had sex for a year. Having signed up for running therapy together, Sasha and Pasha decide that they can get away from problems together.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:46
CharactersTeachers, Pupils
PlaceSchool

Ilya Semenovich Melnikov is a history teacher in an ordinary Soviet high school. He is a very good teacher and his students and colleagues treat him with a great deal of respect. However, Melnikov faces a lot of difficulties in his work. In particular, everybody at school is spreading rumors about Natalya Sergeyevna, an Enlish language teacher and a former student of Melnikov, being in love with him. Exhausted by his mental suffering, Melnikov asks the principal to allow him to quit his job. At the end of the week that is to become the last week of Melnikov's teaching career the students of his class write an in-class essay on how they understand happiness. Svetlana Mikhailovna, their Russian teacher, is shocked by what one of the students wrote in her essay, nevertheless, she allows her to read it in front of the class. The other students express support of their classmate. Melnikov gets involved in the conflict, after which he reconsiders his decision to quit...

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCanada
Duration02:30
CharactersDogs, Childrens, Police, Farmers, Sheriffs
PlotLove, Money, First love, Pursuit, Dreams
PlaceSea, Forest, Canada, Small cities
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

When two youngsters meet and fall for each other, they must go on the run from the girl's corrupt father, who is also the sheriff of the town.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:34
CharactersTeens
PlotPassion, Female friendship
PlaceParty
TimeSummer
StyleBeautiful, Explicit scenes, Black humor

After four college girls rob a restaurant to fund their spring break in Florida, they get entangled with a weird dude with his own criminal agenda.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:50
CharactersGay, Childrens, Family, Gifted children, Poor
PlotBoxing, Friendship, Ballet
PlaceEngland, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching

Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, inner conflict, and standing on his toes!

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:28
PlotLove
PlaceRussia
StyleFascinating, Serious

No overview found.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Time travel, Relationship, Death, First love
PlaceUSA
StyleSad ones, To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Girlfriends, Parents
PlotLove, Friendship, Fate
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleBy books

Bianca's universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a ‘DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock and her favorite teacher. Together they'll face the school's mean girl and remind everyone that we are all someone's DUFF… and that's totally fine.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama
CountryEstonia
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Pupils, Friends, Losers
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Fight, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceSchool
StyleAction, Soulful, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.

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: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersWolves, Friends
PlotSurvival, Friendship, Death, Vacation, Snow
PlaceMountains, Funicular
TimeWinter
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genremelodrama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Students
PlotLove, Passion, Relationship, Love triangle, Birthday
StyleLight, By books, Atmospheric, Touching

Tessa finds herself struggling with her complicated relationship with Hardin; she faces a dilemma that could change their lives forever.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotFriendship
PlaceParty
TimeGraduation

Bianca, a tenth grader, has never gone on a date, but she isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister Kat gets a boyfriend. The problem is, Kat rubs nearly everyone the wrong way. But Bianca and the guy she has her eye on, Joey, are eager, so Joey fixes Kat up with Patrick, a new kid in town just bitter enough for Kat.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:42
CharactersPupils
PlaceSchool

High school students Ksenya and Boris are in love but all the world id against them. Could they fight it and will the first love win?





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