Soviet movies about love

List of the best Soviet movies about love, selected by visitors to our site: The Most Charming and Attractive, Afonya, The Pokrovsky Gates, Ballad of a Soldier, KGB Agents Also Fall in Love, Formula of Love, There's Good Weather in Deribasovskaya, Or It's Raining Again in Brighton Beach, Love, Uncle Vanya, The Witches Cave.

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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The Most Charming and Attractive (1985)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:21

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.

Afonya (1975)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:32

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.

The Pokrovsky Gates (1982)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:20

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.

Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:29

During World War II, earnest young Russian soldier Alyosha Skvortsov is rewarded with a short leave of absence for performing a heroic deed on the battlefield. Feeling homesick, he decides to visit his mother. Due to his kindhearted nature, however, Alyosha is repeatedly sidetracked by his efforts to help those he encounters, including a lovely girl named Shura. In his tour of a country devastated by war, he struggles to keep hope alive.

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.

Formula of Love (1984)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:30

A young aristocrat, Aleksei Fedyashev, is languishing in his family's country estate, spending his days reading poetry and confessing his love... to a statue. Upon hearing that famous Count Cagliostro is touring Russia and has created quite a buzz in high society with his "magic", he decides to ask the Count to bring the statue to life...

There's Good Weather in Deribasovskaya, Or It's Raining Again in Brighton Beach (1992)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, crime
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:31

When mysterious Russian bandit named Artist came in USA, brave Russian special agent Fyodor Sokolov runs to States for defeat evil master.

Love (1991)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama
CountrySoviet Union

Two Moscow students are mostly concerned with scoring with women but their lives change radically when one of them falls for a Jewish girl whose family is being persecuted by anonymous anti-Semites and is preparing to emigrate to Israel.

Uncle Vanya (1970)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountrySoviet Union

Serebryakov, a retired professor and his beautiful, much younger second wife, Yeléna, visit their country estate, which funds their urban lifestyle. Vanya, brother of the Professor's first wife, who manages the farm estate, and the local Doctor Astrov, both fall under Yelena's spell, while complaining of the endless ennui of their provincial existence. Astrov is an experienced physician who performs his job conscientiously, but has lost all idealism and spends much of his time drinking. Sofya, the Professor's daughter by his first wife, who works to keep the estate going with her uncle Vanya, meanwhile suffers from lack of esteem over what she sees as her own lack of beauty, and from an unrequited love for Dr. Astrov. Matters are brought to a head when the Professor announces his intention to sell the estate, Vanya and Sofya's home, to achieve a higher income for himself and his wife.

The Witches Cave (1989)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, adventure
CountryCzechoslovakia, Soviet Union
Duration01:21

An interstellar expedition is sent to study a strange planet. Despite the fact that creatures from various Earth time periods inhabit the world, the natives possess metal swords, even though they should have no knowledge of such weaponry.

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The Inner Circle (1991)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryItaly, Soviet Union, USA
Duration02:17

The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his "Master" despite the arrest of his neighbors and his involvement with their daughter, his wife's affair with the chilling State Security chief Lavrentii Beria and her tragic decline, and the deadly political machinations within the Kremlin he witnesses firsthand. Written by Martin H. Booda

Brief Encounters (1967)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountrySoviet Union

Country girl Nadia moves to the city and becomes a maid in Valya's apartment. Valya, who is a member of the local District Committee, does not know that Nadia fell in love with her currently absent husband, a geologist named Maksim, when he had visited Nadia's village during a recent expedition.

Scarlet Sails (1961)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union

A little girl Assol met a wizard and it has been foretold: "... it will be a fine sunny day when a beautiful ship under scarlet sail comes and the noble prince will take you away from here. He'll take you to the world of your dreams, where you will be loved and happy." The neighbours told jokes about her, children teased her, but she waited for her prince. She trusted in the miracles and waited. Arthur Gray's rule was "if you can make a miracle, do it!". And he made a miracle for the wonderful romantic girl.

The Forty-First (1956)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:33

An unexpected romance occurs for a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer.

Matchmaking the hussar (1979)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:07

Ardently falling in love with the daughter of a pawnbroker, dashing hussar could not imagine to what extent the future father-in-law is greedy. But the hussar was no fool and took the same old sensualist and hunks around your finger, producing money from him.

Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair (1969)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:25

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.

Ashik Kerib (1988)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:13

Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a rich merchant's daughter, but is spurned by her father and forced to roam the world for a thousand and one nights - but not before he's got the daughter to promise not to marry till his return. It's told in typical Paradjanov style, in a series of visually ravishing 'tableaux vivants' overlaid with Turkish and Azerbaijani folksongs.

Crazies (1991)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy
CountrySoviet Union

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

Quiet Flows the Don (1957)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration05:50

A six-hour long epic (original director's cut) about the life of Don Cossacs in a village in southern Russia between 1912 and 1922. The leading character Grigori Melekhov is a rugged Cossac, who is torn between his first and true love Aksiniya, and his wife Natalya. Grigori Melekhov's personal life is shown as a rough journey through the experience of World War One, the Russian Revolution, and the following Civil War. The Cossacs are shown as traditional farmers and warriors, who are suffering through the most dramatic events in the history of Russia.

Primorsky Boulevard (1988)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, musical
CountrySoviet Union

The events of the movie take place in the city of Odessa. A guy named Sasha sees a beautiful girl on the street and, following her, inadvertently causes a car crash. The driver of the car turns out to be none other than this girl's father, who is also a screenplay writer currently experiencing a writer's block. Instead of demanding money from Sasha for repairs to his vehicle, the writer makes Sasha tell him all the details of his new relationship with the girl he saw on the street, not knowing that this girl (Lena) is his own daughter. To make things more complex, Lena has a younger sister Dasha who begins to like Sasha.

Trees Grow on the Stones Too (1985)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, adventure
CountrySoviet Union, Norway
Duration02:16

Vikings attack Kuksja's village, and end up bringing him along on their ship because they believe he is good luck. After proving himself in a battle against the dreaded Danes, chief Torir bestows upon him the name of Einar and takes him in as his son. Back home in Norway the men are received as heros, but new trouble arises when Kuksja falls in love with the beautiful Signy, who is already betroth to the vicious Sigurd.

Assa (1987)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime, music, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:33

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.

The Beginning (1970)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:26

A talented girl from the provincial Russian town Pasha Stroganova dreams of becoming an actress. She plays the role of Baba Yaga in the amateur theatre — and does it so organically that the visiting filmmaker offers her the most difficult role in the historical drama about Joan of Arc. She was given not only great acting talent, but the talent of deep, selfless love. A dream comes true: she is invited to the main role, and she begins a completely different life, full of real creative torment, insights and true happiness.

The Circus Princess (1982)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
CountrySoviet Union

Based on the "Die Zirkusprinzessin" operetta by Kálmán Imre.

Falling Leaves (1966)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:36

A young idealist takes a job at a local state run winery only to discover and become disillusioned by the corruption of the Soviet State.

Courier (1986)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:28

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.

Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022)
Mark
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryAustralia, USA

A lonely and bitter British woman discovers an ancient bottle while on a trip to Istanbul and unleashes a djinn who offers her three wishes. Filled with apathy, she is unable to come up with one until his stories spark in her a desire to be loved.

Que Viva Mexico! (1979)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, documentary, western
CountrySoviet Union

¡Qué viva México! was a film project undertaken in 1931-32 by Soviet film-maker Sergei Eisenstein for American socialist author Upton Sinclair and several investors, which Eisenstein eventually conceived as an episodic portrayal of Mexican culture and politics from pre-Conquest civilization to the Mexican revolution. Over 200,000 feet of silent film were shot before production had to be stopped due to exhaustion of finances and Stalin's demands that Eisenstein return to the USSR. This is one of several attempts to make a feature film out of the existing footage, here according to Eisenstein's skeletal outline and under the supervision of Gregori Alexandrov, Eisenstein's long-time collaborator, including on this project.




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