Soviet movies about the village

List of the best Soviet movies about the village, selected by visitors to our site: There Once Was a Dog, The Music of Life, Убить дракона, Ballad of a Soldier, Love and Pigeons, I Don't Remember Your Face, Afonya, Father of a Soldier, Viy, Winter in Prostokvashino.

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There Once Was a Dog (1982)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon, short
CountrySoviet Union

The day comes when an old watchdog becomes useless but the masters being kind don't decide to drive him away. However they turn exasperated when the Dog stays indifferent during a home theft. The Dog leaves for the forest, where he meets the Wolf, his old enemy.

The Music of Life (1984)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryHungary, Soviet Union

The Soviet-Hungarian film version of the biography of one of the most talented composers of our time, the classic of the Vienna operetta - Imre Kálmán, known for all his music for operettas "The Csárdás Princess", "Countess Maritza", "The Circus Princess", "The Violet of Montmartre", "Die Bajadere" and many others. The music of Imre Kálmán has no equal in operetta for its festivity, “elegance”, and the refinement of melodics and orchestration.

Убить дракона (1988)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryWest Germany, Soviet Union
Duration02:03

Dragon is a bloody dictator, who kills every opponent. People live hopelessly, until Lancelot comes to save the beautiful Elsa. Lancelot can only win, if all people become free from fear, that is feeding the Dragon's power. Dragon's multiple personalities, ranging from a "dragon" to a "samurai" to a "Nazi", scare the hell out of all people, except Lancelot. Finally Dragon drops all his masks, to become the most dangerous of his incarnations - "himself". And the battle begins

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.

Love and Pigeons (1984)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:47

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.

I Don't Remember Your Face (1988)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:23

Story about teenage love in sanatorium. Leta, a girl with a heart disease, and Saulius, a new boy in sanatorium, fall in love with each other, but doctors try to forbid young people feelings.

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.

Father of a Soldier (1965)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:27

During World War II, оld Georgian peasant wine-grower Georgy (Sergo Zakariadze) leaves his Georgian village and goes off to the front line, hoping to find his son. George should see and transfer a lot of things, he becomes a soldier and only in the last days of war finds the son...

Viy (1967)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:17

A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in the church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.

Winter in Prostokvashino (1984)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefamily, cartoon, short
CountrySoviet Union

A third movie about Fyodor and his friends from the Prostokvashino village and their adventures - this time during the winter.

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The Cardboard Pier (2020)
Mark
Genrethriller, crime
CountryRussia

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Golden Bride (2014)
Mark
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration01:40

A few men are trying to marry a young girl thinking that she's very rich.

Moscow - Lopushki (2014)
Markimdb: 5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:30

A story about two very different sisters who are forced to trade places.

Zhila-byla Odna Baba (2011)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:36

История частной жизни одной женщины и четверых ее мужчин. Главная героиня - неграмотная крестьянка, и действие фильма начинается с ее свадьбы в 1909 году, когда девушку из нищей семьи взяли в богатую, а кончается в 1921 году Антоновским восстанием.

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964)
Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountrySoviet Union

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.

Serf (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia

Young major Grisha played in a beautiful life and decided that everything was permissible for him. He has done a lot of things, and now he faces a prison. To correct his son, a desperate oligarch-father goes to extreme measures. Together with his old friend, a psychologist, he comes up with a unique project: the atmosphere of the nineteenth century is being created on the basis of an abandoned village. Grisha gets into a custom-made accident and is allegedly transferred to the past. In fact, a sophisticated psychological experiment is being conducted on him - a spoiled major is turned into the usual servant Grishka, who lives in a stable in the territory of a manor’s estate. He is surrounded by actors whose goal is to change his life and personality. Each of his movements is closely monitored by a team of psychologists using a variety of cameras. Grisha will have to re-learn how to communicate with people, appreciate simple pleasures, work, and also find true love.

Live and Remember (2008)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:40

Based on Valentin Rasputin's story of the same title. The winter of 1945. In a village on the Angara embankment the women wait the return of their husbands from the front. The young soldier Andrei Guskov, who fled from the hospital, returns as a deserter. In his remote winter hut only his wife Nastena visits him : she is the only person whom he can trust with his life - of an eternal fugitive doomed to loneliness. Only she loves him. She lives in the present, remembers the past and does not believe in the future. She will have a child, and to the entire village she is an unfaithful wife who did not wait for her husband to return...

Rags (2012)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:28

Rags follows the story of Charlie Prince, an orphan living with his acerbic and unloving stepfather and spoiled, simple-minded stepbrothers. Charlie's dream is to be a singer, and while he is vocally talented and can write music, he can't seem to catch a break. Kadee Worth, on the other hand, is the daughter of music mogul Reginald Worth and is an international pop phenomenon. While the world knows her as a glamorous superstar, she is secretly frustrated with singing other people's songs and wearing clothes other people choose for her. Kadee wants the world to hear and see her true talent. Despite every obstacle that gets thrown in their way, once Charlie and Kadee find one another, they each finally get what they have been looking for – a voice, a stage, an audience and each other.

Directions (2017)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryBulgaria, Germany, Macedonia

A road movie set in present day Bulgaria, a country remains optimistic, mainly because all the realists and pessimists have left. At a meeting with his banker, a small business owner, who drives a cab to make ends meet, discovers the bribe he will have to pay to get a loan has doubled. The ethics board that reviewed his complaint about extortion now wants its share of the action. At his wit's end, he shoots the banker and then himself. The incident sparks national debate on talk radio about how despair has taken over civil society. Meanwhile, six taxi drivers and their passengers move through the night, each in hope of finding a brighter way forward.

A Tale of Three Sisters (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryTurkey, Germany, Netherlands, Greece

A stagnant and gloomy village in the 1980s. Reyhan, Nurhan, and Havva, three sisters were sent to town as 'besleme' (foster child and maid). Since they fail their foster parents for different reasons, they are sent back to their father's house in their poor village. Deprived of their dreams of a better life, they try to hold on to each other.

Moothon (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia

A 10 year old boy living on an island sets off on a journey in pursuit of Akbar, his long lost elder brother.

Deiva Thirumagal (2011)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama
CountryIndia
Duration02:42

A mentally retarded man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his opponent lawyer the value of love and family.

The Numbers Station (2013)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, Belgium, USA
Duration01:29

When the moral values of a longtime wetwork black ops agent is tested during his last operation, he receives an unfavorable psych evaluation. Now he is given a break and a seemingly uncomplicated assignment of simply protecting the security of a young female code announcer, code resources and remote station they are assigned to. After an ambush and one phone call later, it becomes a complicated fight for their survival.

Cockpit (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy
CountrySweden

After getting fired from his current job as a pilot and dumped by his current wife, he seeks to find a new job. Out of desperation on the job market he disguises himself as a woman in order to get a job from Silver, a company seeking a female pilot. The lines between his female and male life as well as his personal and love life starts to become a blur which he eventually cannot handle.

Half-Sister (2013)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:30

When Nénette (Josiane Balasko) discovers the identity of her father in a letter, she quickly goes off in search of him. But instead of finding her father, she is met by her half-brother, Paul (Michel Blanc). Paul, a bitter man who gave up his dream to take over his father’s pharmacy business, is less than thrilled at the arrival of his ‘embarrassing’ half-sister. After refusing to take her in, he soon gets a taste of his own medicine. Under the influence of a potent drug, for one day Paul is generous, happy and sensitive. The next morning, however, once the drug has worn off, his nasty side comes back...

The Bride (2017)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror
CountryRussia
Duration02:18

This is a story of a small town girl named Nastya. Her newly married husband Ivan drives her to his hometown to meet his family. Upon their arrival Nastya feels she made a wrong decision: she is surrounded by weird people and she sees creepy photos all around the house. Ivan disappears while his family prepares Nastya for a mysterious traditional Russian wedding ceremony. She struggles to calm herself down hoping all this will end and they will live happily ever after. Only if she stays alive...

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018)
Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:00

Spring time in April and the last of the cherry blossoms are still in bloom. The usually aloof bookworm with no interest in others comes across a book in a hospital waiting room. Handwritten on the cover are the words: "Living with Dying." He soon discovers that it is a diary kept by his very popular and genuinely cheerful classmate, Sakura Yamauchi, who reveals to him that she is secretly suffering from a pancreatic illness and only has a limited time left. It is at this moment that she gains just one more person to share her secret. Trying to maintain a normal life as much as possible, Sakura is determined to live her life to the fullest until the very last day. As her free spirit and unpredictable actions throw him for a loop, his heart begins to gradually change.

The Lark (1964)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:31

Russian prisoners of war commandeer a tank and lead the Nazis on a cross-country chase in this World War II adventure drama. The Russians use their own tanks so the Nazis can use them as target practice to test a new anti-tank weapon. Knowing that death is near, the brave Russians run amok and tear down German monuments before heading out to a field where female slave laborers are working.

Defying Everybody (1973)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountrySoviet Union, Yugoslavia

The movie takes us through the trials and tribulations of Petar I Petrovic, the man who united Montenegro in the 18th century and led them in the Battle of Krusi against a huge Turkish army to return victorious and pave the first path towards economic development.

Spy Cat (2019)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreadventure, family, cartoon
CountryGermany, Belgium
Duration01:31

Four crazy antiheroes on the run. Their leader is the unworldly innocent, naive Marnie, a house cat who is not allowed to leave the house and only knows about real life from television




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