Soviet movies about the village

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

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: 7.8
Genredrama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
PlotLove triangle, Political
PlaceGermany, Night Clubs
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles and an impish emcee sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersDogs, Horses, Cowboys, Friends, Hunters
PlotDancing, Friendship, Death, Divorce
PlaceDeserts
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating

While filing for a divorce, beautiful ex-stripper Roslyn Taber ends up meeting aging cowboy-turned-gambler Gay Langland and former World War II aviator Guido Racanelli. The two men instantly become infatuated with Roslyn and, on a whim, the three decide to move into Guido's half-finished desert home together. When grizzled ex-rodeo rider Perce Howland arrives, the unlikely foursome strike up a business capturing wild horses.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:47
CharactersFamily, Neighbors
PlotRelationship, Love triangle, True love
PlaceSea, Village, Russia, USSR
StylePopular, Light, To cry, Soulful, Vital signs

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.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon, short
CountrySoviet Union
CharactersDogs, Wolves, Friends, Talking dogs, Guests
PlotWedding, Depression
PlaceVillage, Forest, Ukraine
StyleFor children

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:17
CharactersWitch, Monsters, Priests, Wizards
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Rivalry
PlaceVillage, Russia, Ukraine
StyleDepressive, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefamily, cartoon, short
CountrySoviet Union
CharactersFathers, Cats, Mothers
PlaceVillage

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

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:23
CharactersPregnant
PlaceVillage, USSR, Caucasus, Ukraine

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryHungary, Soviet Union
CharactersSoldier
PlotChase
PlaceVillage, Russia, USSR, Ukraine

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.

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
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:29
CharactersSoldier
PlotLove, War, Travel
PlaceVillage, Trains, Russia
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:27
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Farmers
PlotTravel
PlaceVillage, Russia, Caucasus, Berlin
TimeGreat Patriotic War
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Touching, For men

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...

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryWest Germany, Soviet Union
Duration02:03
CharactersDragons
PlotFreedom, Power
PlaceVillage
StylePhilosophical

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

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:06
CharactersWitch

The story that happened on the farm near Dikanka on the night before Christmas, when the village blacksmith Vakula, having saddled the Devil, brought to his beloved Oksana, the daughter of a rich Cossack Chub, queen's "сherevichki"(the little women shoes) from the capital — St. Petersburg.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountrySoviet Union
StyleBlack and White

Year 1947... Yegor Trubnikov is giving all his powers to make life in his own Kolhoz better.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
CharactersRich guys and poor girls, Rich, Psychologists, Fathers, Majors
PlaceVillage, Russia, Russian Empire
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems

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.

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Genrethriller, crime
CountryRussia
PlaceVillage

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Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountrySoviet Union

A story about young man who is trying to turn his village into an agricultural center.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, family, crime
CountrySoviet Union
PlotInvestigation

Detective Aniskin lives with his family in a rural village where people call him the "rural detective". Everyone in the village is respectful of Aniskin because of his wisdom and his good disposition. The villagers do not remember having any crime for many years. But one day an accordion is stolen from the manager of the local clubhouse. Detective Aniskin begins the investigation.

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: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRussia
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotBlackmail
PlaceVillage, Russia
StyleLight, Soulful, Fascinating

Foma, a kolkhoz employee, decides to build a pay toilet in his village. Bit not all the villagers like the idea...

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
StyleBlack and White

The story of a man who routinely dodges all responsibility, bemoans fate, spends his days boozing, and refuses to work. The act of playing long-lost father to a pretty teenager spurs him to turn over a new leaf.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:36
PlotRevolution
PlaceVillage
TimeWorld War I
StyleDepressive

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, military, music
CountrySerbia, France, Italy
Duration02:35
PlotSoccer
PlaceVillage, Serbia
StyleRomantic, Smart, Black humor

Set during the Bosnian war in the early 1990s, Luka is a mild-mannered railway clerk whose life is turned upside down, not just by the outbreak of the war, but when his wife runs off with a local musician. Then Luka's son is conscripted and eventually captured in the fighting. To recover his son, Luka is commanded to guard a pretty young Muslim nurse who will be used in a hostage swapping operation.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecartoon
CountrySoviet Union
Duration00:49

A cartoon based on the works of Nikolay Gogol. Handsome blacksmith Vakula who fell in love with village beauty, Oksana, is ready to do anything for her liking. Even to fly on the devil's back to Saint-Petersburg and ask the Empress for the slippers that he can present his sweetheart.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, history
CountryItaly
Duration03:06
CharactersPriests
PlotDancing, Money, Life, Political, Curses
PlaceVillage, School, Italy, Small cities
TimeWinter
StyleMakes me think, Touching, Serious

The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him help them, although this represents a great sacrifice. The boy has to wake up very early and walk several miles to get to the school. One day the boy's shoes break when returning home, but they do not have money to buy other. What can they do?

Markimdb: 5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:30
PlaceVillage

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

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:30
CharactersWitch, Fish, Cats
PlotOn real events, Money, Loneliness, Death
PlaceVillage, Russia, Lake
StyleAtmospheric, Serious

The film represents life in a godforsaken Russian village. The only way to reach the mainland is to cross the lake by boat and a postman became the only connection with the outside world. A reserved community has been set up here. Despite the modern technologies and a spaceport nearby the people of the village live the way they would in the Neolithic Era. There is neither government nor social services or jobs. The postman's beloved woman escapes the village life and moves to the city. Postman's outboard engine gets stolen and he can no longer deliver mail. His normal pattern of life is disrupted. The postman makes a decision to leave for the city too but returns before long with no certain reason. The script is based on real characters' stories. People from the village play their own parts in the film. The search for the protagonist lasted for over a year.

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: 8.3
Genredrama, military, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:16
CharactersMilitary
PlotWar, Survival
PlaceRussia
TimeGreat Patriotic War
StyleHeavy, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On returning home, Florya finds his family and fellow peasants massacred. His continued survival amidst the brutal debris of war becomes increasingly nightmarish, a battle between despair and hope.





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