Soviet movies about children

List of the best Soviet movies about children selected by visitors to our site: Welcome, or No Trespassing, The Adventures of Buratino, Mary Poppins, Goodbye, One Hundred Days After Childhood, Ivan's Childhood, Scarecrow, Alice in the Cities, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, High Security Vacation, Back to the Future.

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: 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: 7.6
Genrefantasy, musical, adventure, family
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:10
CharactersChildrens
StyleFor children

A wooden boy Buratino tries to find his place in life. He befriends toys from a toy theater owned by evil Karabas-Barabas, gets tricked by Alice the Fox and Basilio the Cat and finally discovers the mystery of a golden key given to him by kind Tortila the Tortoise.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, musical, family
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:21
CharactersChildrens
StyleFor children, For girls

A family hires a babysitter who seems to possess magical powers.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:34
CharactersChildrens

A group of Russian teenagers spend their summer at a summer camp. Mitia falls in love and gets so occupied with his own problems that he forgets about everything else.

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: 7.7
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: 8
Genredrama
CountryWest Germany
Duration01:50
CharactersChildrens, Strong women, Journalists, Friends, Partners
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Swimming
PlaceAircraft, Trains, Germany, Hotels, New York
StylePsychological problems, Touching

German journalist Philip Winter has a case of writer’s block when trying to write an article about the United States. He decides to return to Germany, and while trying to book a flight, encounters a German woman and her nine year old daughter Alice doing the same. The three become friends (almost out of necessity) and while the mother asks Winter to mind Alice temporarily, it quickly becomes apparent that Alice will be his responsibility for longer than he expected. After returning to Europe, the innocent friendship between Winter and Alice grows as they travel together through various European cities on a quest for Alice’s grandmother.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:32
CharactersTeens, Harry Potter, Witch, Teachers, Childrens
PlotAdventure, Magic, Friendship, Superpowers, Teleportation
PlaceSchool, Forest, England, Castle, London
TimeNew Year
StyleInteresting, For children, Popular, Exciting, Kind

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths -- and about the villain who's to blame.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryRussia
Duration01:53
PlotAdventure, Prison Break, Parenting
PlacePrison, Russia, Summer camp, Lake
StyleLight

Two escaped convicts pose as children's summer camp staff in order to evade capture and learn about caring for others in the process. Sumrak has been in prison since he was 16 years old but is pushing thirty now, is well acquainted with prison gang culture and covered with tattoos. Evgeni Koltsov is a former police officer unjustly imprisoned and destined for a death sentence from the other inmates if he stays in prison.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersTeens, Scientists, Losers, Inventors, Partners
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Time machine, Multi-part, Fate
PlaceSmall cities
TimeFuture
StyleFor children, Popular, Exciting, Light, Worth watching

Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his parents' romance and - with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown - return to 1985.

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: 7.4
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryGermany, West Germany
Duration01:34
CharactersDragons, Wolves, Childrens, Giants, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Mythology
PlaceSchool
StyleFor children, Light, Atmospheric, Fancy, Touching

While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck dragon named Falkor, must save Fantasia from the destruction of The Nothing.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersHeroes
PlotRobbery, Racing, Adventure, Chase
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Gloomy

A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.

Markimdb: 8.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA
Duration03:21
CharactersKings, Elves, Orcs, Troll, Friends
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic
StyleExciting, Vivid, Oscars, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersChildrens, Family
PlotAdventure, Travel, Birthday, Candies
StyleInteresting, For children, Exciting, By books, Fancy

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersChildrens, Heroes, Family
PlotRobbery, Relationship, Vacation, Holidays
TimeNew Year, Winter
StyleFor children, Popular, Light, Cute, Soulful

Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground as his frantic mother attempts to race home before.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, family
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:15
CharactersTwins
PlotTravel
StyleFor children

Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors is a 1964 Soviet fairy tale film directed by Aleksandr Rou based on a story with the same name by Vitali Gubarev. Both the surreal story by Vladimir Gubarev, together with the 1964 film, written in a Through The Looking Glass style. Alice-type Soviet girl, named Olya meets her counterpart Yalo, while looking into the mirror. Yalo is an absolute antipode to Olya, for example where Olya is precise and neat, Yalo is absent-minded, careless, etc. The explicit plot relates to Olya learning to see herself differently, but this occurs through an experience in the Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors which serves as a mechanism for commenting on the ability of a society to manufacture a false reality.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantasy, drama, military
CountrySpain, Mexico, USA, France
Duration01:58
CharactersChildrens, Fairies, Wizards
PlotWar, Magic
PlaceMountains, Spain

Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real father, Ofelia must complete three terrifying tasks.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama
CountrySoviet Union
PlaceSchool

Actions of the movie occurred in Post-WWII years in small village. Mother with three children. Father was lost in the war, like many other. 11-year old son rather smart boy is main help in housekeeping. But here was primary school only, and he was sent to study to neighbor village over 50 km. He lives with his mother's friend - woman and two children. Mother brought food one time per 3 weeks, and he cooks and eats separately from householders. To buy more food he plays game 'money'. He was beaten by older boys – usual child's cruelty.

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: 6.9
Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersChildrens, Autistic, Orphans, Single mothers, Widows
PlotMystery, Funeral
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Touching, Serious

A year after his father's death, Oskar, a troubled young boy, discovers a mysterious key he believes was left for him by his father and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the matching lock.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersTeachers, Childrens, Geniuses, Family, Lawyers
PlotObsession, Friendship, Happiness, Fate, Fear
PlaceSchool, Court
StyleKind, Light, Cute, Inspirational, Deep Meaning

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredocumentary, short
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersChildrens, Family, Friends, Orphans, Parents
PlotFriendship, Adoption
PlaceNew York
StyleLight, To cry, Touching

A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:25
CharactersWitch
PlotLove
PlaceRussia

Once upon a time there lived a Tsar named Yeremey who went on a year-long journey to take inventory of all he owned. One day he is kidnapped by the underwater Tsar Chudo-Yudo. When a ransom is demanded, the Tsar's family is faced with all kinds of intrigue and treachery.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance, Canada
Duration01:45
CharactersChildrens, Cowboys, Geniuses, Family, Inventors
PlotAdventure, Loneliness
PlaceTrains
StyleExciting, To cry, By books, Atmospheric, Touching

A 12-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country on board a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, United Kingdom
Duration02:23
CharactersWitch, Kings, Childrens, Giants, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Self-sacrifice
PlaceParallel worlds, Portals to other worlds
TimeWinter
StyleExciting, To cry, Atmospheric, Epic

Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion, Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a spectacular, climactic battle to be free of the Witch's glacial powers forever.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, western, cartoon
CountryUSA, Japan
CharactersHorses, Childrens, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceDeserts
StyleFor children, Soulful, Fascinating

Lucky Prescott's life is changed forever when she moves from her home in the city to a small frontier town and befriends a wild mustang named Spirit.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, New Zealand, USA, India, Australia
Duration02:40
CharactersFamily, Foster children
PlotLove, Adoption
PlaceIslands, Ocean, Lighthouse, Australia
StyleSad ones, To cry, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersChildrens, Brothers, Brother and sister, Family
PlotAdventure, Money
StyleFor children

The Templeton brothers — Tim and his Boss Baby little bro Ted — have become adults and drifted away from each other. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and a can-do attitude is about to bring them together again … and inspire a new family business.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersChildrens, Superhero, Friends, Squirrel
PlotAdventure, Friendship
StyleFor children, By books, Womens in main roles

When Flora rescues a squirrel she names Ulysses, she is amazed to discover he possesses unique superhero powers, which take them on an adventure of humorous complications that ultimately change Flora's life--and her outlook--forever.





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