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1. Burnt by the Sun (1994)

R | 135 min | Drama, History, War

In Soviet Union in 1936, a shadow of Stalin's repressions lie on a famous revolution hero. An accusations of being him a foreign spy are nonsense, and all known that, but a slow process of his life's downfall is already running.

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Oleg Menshikov, Nadezhda Mikhalkova

Votes: 13,226 | Gross: $2.62M

2. At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among His Own (1974)

97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Set during the Civil War between the Reds and the Whites that followed the 1917 revolution in Russia

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Yuriy Bogatyryov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Sergey Shakurov, Aleksandr Kalyagin

Votes: 2,403

3. A Slave of Love (1976)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Olga Voznesenskaya is a silent screen star whose pictures are so popular that underground revolutionaries risk capture to see them. She's in southern Russia filming a tear-jerker as the ... See full summary »

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Elena Solovey, Rodion Nahapetov, Aleksandr Kalyagin, Oleg Basilashvili

Votes: 1,268

4. An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano (1977)

103 min | Drama

Early in the 20th century, family and friends gather at the country estate of a general's widow, Anna Petrovna. Sofia, the new wife of Anna's step-son, recognizes Misha, the brother-in-law ... See full summary »

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Aleksandr Kalyagin, Elena Solovey, Evgeniya Glushenko, Antonina Shuranova

Votes: 2,671

5. Family Relations (1982)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

A woman from the countryside comes to the city to visit her only daughter and granddaughter. She is hopelessly lost in this world she does not understand.

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Nonna Mordyukova, Svetlana Kryuchkova, Yuriy Bogatyryov, Ivan Bortnik

Votes: 1,095

6. Close to Eden (1991)

PG | 119 min | Drama

The shepherd Gombo lives with his wife, three children and grandmother in a tent on the Mongolian steppe. They are pleased with their rustic conditions, until a Russian truck driver, ... See full summary »

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Badema, Bayaertu, Vladimir Gostyukhin, Babushka

Votes: 3,184

7. The Barber of Siberia (1998)

180 min | Comedy, Drama, History

At the edge of the 19th and 20th centuries, the career of young Russian cadet is crashing because of his love to American adventuress. But she falls in love too, and her life changes forever as well.

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Julia Ormond, Oleg Menshikov, Aleksey Petrenko, Richard Harris

Votes: 10,760

8. 12 (2007)

PG-13 | 159 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

72 Metascore

Twelve jurors must decide the fate of a Chechen adolescent charged with murdering his stepfather.

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Sergey Makovetskiy, Sergey Garmash, Apti Magamaev, Nikita Mikhalkov

Votes: 13,216 | Gross: $0.13M

9. Bolshoy (2017)

132 min | Drama

A Russian ballerina struggling for one play in Bolshoy theatre.

Director: Valeriy Todorovskiy | Stars: Alisa Freyndlikh, Valentina Telichkina, Ekaterina Samuilina, Aleksandr Domogarov

Votes: 620

10. The Lover (2002)

100 min | Drama, Romance

He thought he was in control of his own life. Then he lost his wife and thought it was the hardest hit he could handle. It was not.

Director: Valeriy Todorovskiy | Stars: Oleg Yankovskiy, Sergey Garmash, Andrey Smirnov, Vera Voronkova

Votes: 519

11. Country of the Deaf (1998)

105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Alyosha has a gambling problem and his girlfriend becomes a stripper to help pay off his debt.

Director: Valeriy Todorovskiy | Stars: Chulpan Khamatova, Dina Korzun, Maksim Sukhanov, Nikita Tyunin

Votes: 1,155

12. Katya Ismailova (1994)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

A bored young wife finds her life transformed after a torrid affair. Suffocated by a life with her meek husband and domineering mother-in-law, Katya starts a deadly liaison with the intense Sergei. (Russian with English subtitles)

Director: Valeriy Todorovskiy | Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Aleksandr Feklistov, Alisa Freyndlikh

Votes: 334

13. Love (1991)

Not Rated | 105 min | Romance

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Valeriy Todorovskiy | Stars: Evgeniy Mironov, Natalya Petrova, Dmitriy Maryanov, Tatyana Skorokhodova

Votes: 208

14. A Driver for Vera (2004)

105 min | Drama

A General, who had sent for a cadet from the Kremlin Guard to work as his personal driver, decided to marry him to his physically disabled daughter

Director: Pavel Chukhray | Stars: Igor Petrenko, Elena Babenko, Bogdan Stupka, Andrey Panin

Votes: 1,686

15. The Thief (1997)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama

A woman meets a man who isn't the right man for her - but she hasn't realised it yet...

Director: Pavel Chukhray | Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Yekaterina Rednikova, Mikhail Filipchuk, Dima Chigaryov

Votes: 4,538 | Gross: $1.13M

16. My Friend Ivan Lapshin (1985)

100 min | Drama

Russian provincial town in the middle of the 1930s Stalin's Great Purge. Ivan Lapshin, the head of the local police, does what he has to do. And he does it well.

Director: Aleksey German | Stars: Andrei Boltnev, Nina Ruslanova, Andrey Mironov, Aleksey Zharkov

Votes: 1,749

17. Taxi Blues (1990)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

Ivan is old Russia: thick, dour, hard-working, often brutish; he misses Communism. He drives a taxi and one night meets Alexi, a new Russian, a musician, an alcoholic, irresponsible. Alexi ... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Lungin | Stars: Pyotr Mamonov, Pyotr Zaychenko, Vladimir Kashpur, Natalya Kolyakanova

Votes: 1,447 | Gross: $0.17M

18. The Queen of Spades (2016)

120 min | Thriller

A man is intrigued by the story of woman who loses everything in a card game and finds a win it all back.

Director: Pavel Lungin | Stars: Kseniya Rappoport, Evgenii Zelenskii, Ivan Yankovskiy, Joe Lewis

Votes: 279

19. The Island (2006)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.

Director: Pavel Lungin | Stars: Pyotr Mamonov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Dmitriy Dyuzhev, Yuriy Kuznetsov

Votes: 10,154

20. Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Lungin | Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Mariya Mironova, Andrey Krasko, Levani

Votes: 1,790 | Gross: $0.12M

21. Line of Life (1996)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Philippe meets the beautiful Oksana during a long layover in Moscow. Unfortunately, Oksana is the granddaughter of a murderous mafia don looking to trap a French speaking man to pull off a massive con.

Director: Pavel Lungin | Stars: Vincent Perez, Tatyana Cherkasova, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Jérôme Deschamps

Votes: 96

22. Dreaming of Space (2005)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

A story of a simple, naive Russian man Konek and the people around him: his love and her sister and a mysterious man. The film is set in 1957, time of changes, time of waiting for something big to happen.

Director: Aleksey Uchitel | Stars: Evgeniy Mironov, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Irina Pegova, Elena Lyadova

Votes: 627

23. The Stroll (2003)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

Watch the exploits of three young romantics as they dance around St. Petersburg, Russia, getting themselves involved in everything from a soccer riot to a rainstorm to a fight between best ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey Uchitel | Stars: Irina Pegova, Pavel Barshak, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Evgeniy Grishkovets

Votes: 1,678

24. His Wife's Diary (2000)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama

A tragic story of love and loneliness - this is the unknown life of the great Russian writer Ivan Bunin. The confused love story that involved Bunin, his wife Vera, the young poet Galina ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey Uchitel | Stars: Andrey Smirnov, Galina Tyunina, Olga Budina, Evgeniy Mironov

Votes: 498

25. Crush (2009)

92 min | Romance

Five short love stories, which become a statement of the directors about love. A shoemaker, a reporter, a pavement hooker-in, a psychiatric patient and a young man released from prison are ... See full summary »

Directors: Pyotr Buslov, Aleksey German Jr., Boris Khlebnikov, Kirill Serebrennikov, Ivan Vyrypaev | Stars: Irina Butanaeva, Yuriy Chursin, Ivan Dobronravov, Aleksey Filimonov

Votes: 419

26. It Doesn't Hurt Me (2006)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

Three young friends have all they need for a sterling life besides money. The pursuit of them leads guys to Natella Antonovna. She'll show them luxury life. Unless, one surprise is going to turn up...

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Renata Litvinova, Aleksandr Yatsenko, Dmitriy Dyuzhev, Nikita Mikhalkov

Votes: 1,311

27. Blind Man's Bluff (2005)

111 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

This movie is about the stern gangster customs of one of the Russian provincial cities in the mid-90s . And you could expect either a stupid game of blind man's buffets or a truly bloody showdown with the stacks of "bluffers".

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Aleksey Panin, Dmitriy Dyuzhev, Nikita Mikhalkov, Sergey Makovetskiy

Votes: 5,197

28. The River (2002)

50 min | Drama

A story of jealous love and betrayal that end up decimating a small group of outcaste lepers who have been banished from participation in Yakut community life.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Vasilii Borisov, Anna Flegontova, Mikhail Skryabin, Tuyaara Svinoboyeva

Votes: 180

29. Of Freaks and Men (1998)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, History

Dariya the maid getting a boy to touch her large breast is just one incident that occurs when Yohan and Victor infiltrate two families, forcing young Liza and blind Ekaterina to appear in porn, but they are not so innocent themselves.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Sergey Makovetskiy, Dinara Drukarova, Anzhelika Nevolina, Viktor Sukhorukov

Votes: 2,657

30. Schastlivye dni (1991)

86 min | Drama

The story begins when a young man with a head injury is released from the hospital and begins searching modern-day St. Petersburg for a room or a place to stay.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Viktor Sukhorukov, Anzhelika Nevolina, Evgeniy Merkurev, Georgiy Teykh

Votes: 377

31. Loveless (2017)

R | 127 min | Drama

86 Metascore

A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Matvey Novikov, Marina Vasileva

Votes: 23,819 | Gross: $0.57M

32. Leviathan (2014)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama

92 Metascore

In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Roman Madyanov, Vladimir Vdovichenkov

Votes: 43,456 | Gross: $1.09M

33. Elena (2011)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

87 Metascore

When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten dutiful housewife Elena's potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan ...

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Nadezhda Markina, Andrey Smirnov, Aleksey Rozin, Elena Lyadova

Votes: 11,375 | Gross: $0.02M

34. The Banishment (2007)

157 min | Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

A trip to the pastoral countryside reveals a dark, sinister reality for a family from the city.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Konstantin Lavronenko, Maria Bonnevie, Aleksandr Baluev, Dmitriy Ulyanov

Votes: 6,646

35. The Return (2003)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

82 Metascore

In the Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - resurfaces.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronravov, Konstantin Lavronenko, Nataliya Vdovina

Votes: 38,485 | Gross: $0.50M

36. Simple Things (2007)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

A dying actor asks a doctor to help him commit suicide in return for a masterpiece.

Director: Aleksey Popogrebskiy | Stars: Sergey Puskepalis, Leonid Bronevoy, Svetlana Kamynina, Dinara Kutuyeva

Votes: 408

37. Francofonia (2015)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, History

71 Metascore

A history of the Louvre during the Nazi occupation and a meditation on the meaning and timelessness of art.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Benjamin Utzerath, Vincent Nemeth, Johanna Korthals Altes

Votes: 2,316 | Gross: $0.30M

38. Mournful Unconcern (1987)

110 min | Drama

Family and friends gather in a decadent house to party. Despite their delusive distinction a raw passion for sex and violence comes to light.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Ramaz Chkhikvadze, Alla Osipenko, Irina Sokolova, Tatyana Yegorova

Votes: 250

39. The Lonely Voice of Man (1987)

87 min | Drama

Nikita, haunted by the civil war, meets Luba, who is as deeply moral and lonely as he is.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Vladimir Degtyarev, Vladimir Gladyshev, Tatyana Goryacheva, Andrey Gradov

Votes: 493

40. Save and Protect (I) (1989)

Not Rated | 167 min | Drama, History

Inspired by Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Sokurov's Save and Protect recalls the most crucial events of Emma's decline and fall, including affairs with an aristocratic and a student. Focusing ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Robert Vaap, Cécile Zervudacki, Aleksandr Abdulov, Aleksandr Cherednik

Votes: 227

41. The Second Circle (1990)

92 min | Drama

A man tries to come to terms with his father's death and to deal with the mundane details of his burial in a society cut off from spirituality.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Pyotr Aleksandrov, Nadezhda Rodnova, Tamara Timofeeva, Aleksandr Bystryakov

Votes: 578

42. Whispering Pages (1994)

77 min | Drama

The existential protagonist is a hungry, homeless, socially isolated, and socially alienated young man living on the streets of an anonymous Russian big city in the 19th Century. He's ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Aleksandr Cherednik, Sergey Barkovskiy, Elizaveta Koroleva, Galina Nikulina

Votes: 421

43. Mother and Son (1997)

73 min | Drama

A man goes for a walk through the countryside with his dying mother.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Aleksei Ananishnov, Gudrun Geyer

Votes: 3,409

44. Moloch (1999)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

In 1942, in Bavaria, Eva Braun is alone, when Adolf Hitler arrives with Dr. Josef Goebbels and his wife Magda Goebbels and Martin Bormann to spend a couple of days without talking politics.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Elena Rufanova, Leonid Mozgovoy, Irina Sokolova, Yelena Spiridonova

Votes: 2,058

45. Russian Ark (2002)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

86 Metascore

A 19th century French aristocrat, notorious for his scathing memoirs about life in Russia, travels through the Russian State Hermitage Museum and encounters historical figures from the last 200+ years.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Sergey Dreyden, Mariya Kuznetsova, Leonid Mozgovoy, Mikhail Piotrovsky

Votes: 17,325 | Gross: $0.04M

46. Father and Son (2003)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A father and his son live together in a roof-top apartment. They have lived alone for years in their own private world, full of memories and daily rites. Sometimes they seem like brothers. ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Andrei Shchetinin, Aleksei Neymyshev, Aleksandr Razbash, Fyodor Lavrov

Votes: 2,262 | Gross: $0.04M

47. Faust (III) (2011)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

65 Metascore

A despairing scholar sells his soul to Satan in exchange for one night with a beautiful young woman.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Johannes Zeiler, Anton Adasinsky, Isolda Dychauk, Georg Friedrich

Votes: 4,757 | Gross: $0.06M



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