Cook Book Chapter 17

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1. Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1944)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History

During the early part of his reign, Ivan the Terrible faces betrayal from the aristocracy and even his closest friends as he seeks to unite the Russian people.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Nikolay Cherkasov, Lyudmila Tselikovskaya, Serafima Birman, Mikhail Nazvanov

Votes: 8,572

2. Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958)

Not Rated | 88 min | Biography, History

As Ivan the Terrible attempts to consolidate his power by establishing a personal army, his political rivals, the Russian boyars, plot to assassinate their Tsar.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Nikolay Cherkasov, Serafima Birman, Pavel Kadochnikov, Mikhail Zharov

Votes: 6,380

5. Admiral Nakhimov (1947)

89 min | Biography, Drama, History

Admiral Pavel Nakhimov, one of the most acclaimed admirals in Russian history, fights the Turkish fleet during the Crimean War of 1853.

Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin | Stars: Aleksei Dikij, Evgeniy Samoylov, Vladimir Vladislavskiy, Vsevolod Pudovkin

Votes: 112

6. Tretiy udar (1948)

108 min | War

One of the first Soviet films made after WWII that, looking back at the conflict (here specifically the counteroffensive to liberate the Crimea and Sevastopol) stresses the supposed role of Stalin in planning every detail of strategy.

Director: Igor Savchenko | Stars: Aleksei Dikij, Nikolay Bogolyubov, Yuri Shumsky, Viktor Stanitsyn

Votes: 29

7. The Fall of Berlin (1950)

167 min | Drama, War

Surrounded by a few party officials, Alexei Ivanov, a stakhanovist smelter, is decorated by Stalin. The "Little Father of the Peoples" takes this opportunity to invoke threats of war.... ... See full summary »

Director: Mikheil Chiaureli | Stars: Mikheil Gelovani, Boris Andreyev, Vladimir Savelev, Marina Kovalyova

Votes: 375

8. The Vow (1946)

98 min | Drama

In 1924, veteran Bolshevik Petrov, a resident of Tsaritsyn, carries a letter to Vladimir Lenin, to inform him of the Kulak brigands that roam the land, spreading death and misery. The ... See full summary »

Director: Mikheil Chiaureli | Stars: Mikheil Gelovani, A. Mansvetov, Aleksey Gribov, Nikolai Ryzhov

Votes: 65

9. Stalingradskaya bitva I (1949)

81 min | War, Drama

Released four years after the end of World War II, this Soviet propaganda epic replays the titanic struggle of the Russian army against the Nazi invaders while spotlighting the now almost ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Petrov | Stars: Aleksey Alekseev, Aleksandr Antonov, Mikhail Astangov, Nikolay Cherkasov

Votes: 107

10. Nezabyvaemyy 1919 god (1951)

107 min | Drama, History

In May 1919, the city of Petrograd, the Bolsheviks' stronghold in Russia, is attacked by the counter-revolutionary White Army of General Nikolai Yudenich, who is supported by the ... See full summary »

Director: Mikheil Chiaureli | Stars: Pavel Molchanov, Mikheil Gelovani, Boris Andreyev, Marina Kovalyova

Votes: 40

11. The Forty-First (1956)

88 min | War, Drama, Romance

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

Director: Grigoriy Chukhray | Stars: Izolda Izvitskaya, Oleg Strizhenov, Nikolay Kryuchkov, Nikolai Dupak

Votes: 1,308

13. The Grasshopper (1955)

91 min | Drama

Osip Ivanovich Dymov, the titular counselor and the doctor of thirty one years, serves in two hospitals at the same time: intern and anatomist. From nine o'clock in the morning and in the ... See full summary »

Director: Samson Samsonov | Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Lyudmila Tselikovskaya, Vladimir Druzhnikov, Evgeniy Teterin

Votes: 89

14. Vesna na Zarechnoy ulitse (1956)

96 min | Drama, Romance

A newly appointed Russian literature teacher develops a strong connection with one of her flagging students.

Directors: Marlen Khutsiev, Feliks Mironer | Stars: Nina Ivanova, Nikolay Rybnikov, Vladimir Gulyaev, Valentina Pugachyova

Votes: 1,176

15. Carnival in Moscow (1956)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A new chief of a "Culture House" is planning to hold a terribly boring New Year concert. A group of young amateur actors are doing their best to liven up the concert.

Director: Eldar Ryazanov | Stars: Igor Ilyinsky, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Yuri Belov, Georgiy Kulikov

Votes: 2,174

17. Pavel Korchagin (1957)

102 min | Drama

The sacrifice of a young proletarian hero during the Civil War following the Bolshevik Revolution is told in flashback.

Directors: Aleksandr Alov, Vladimir Naumov | Stars: Vasiliy Lanovoy, Elza Lezhdey, Tatyana Stradina, Vladimir Marenkov

Votes: 71

19. Magdana's Donkey (1955)

50 min | Drama

Small Georgian village (ca. 1890) Magdana a widow lives in a shack with her 3 children and ekes out a living selling yogurt. When the children find a donkey lying by the road and nurse it to health, it seems the family's troubles are over.

Directors: Tengiz Abuladze, Rezo Chkheidze | Stars: Dudukhana Tserodze, Liana Moistsrapishvili, Mikho Borashvili, Nani Chikvinidze

Votes: 423

20. Othello (1956)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.

Director: Sergei Yutkevich | Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Irina Skobtseva, Andrei Popov, Vladimir Soshalsky

Votes: 258

22. The Sword and the Dragon (1956)

83 min | Fantasy

A mythical knight goes on an epic journey and fights barbarian hordes in an ancient land.

Director: Aleksandr Ptushko | Stars: Boris Andreyev, Shukur Burkhanov, Andrei Abrikosov, Natalya Medvedeva

Votes: 894

23. 1905 (1956)

104 min | Drama

Timid old woman Pelageya Nilovna observes the revolutionary activities of her son Pavel Vlasov and gradually comes to realize that his cause is a great and noble one. She involves herself ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Donskoy | Stars: Vera Maretskaya, Aleksey Batalov, Tatyana Piletskaya, Andrei Petrov

Votes: 101

24. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, War

Veronica plans a rendezvous with her lover, Boris, at the bank of river, only for him to be drafted into World War II shortly thereafter.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Tatyana Samoylova, Aleksey Batalov, Vasiliy Merkurev, Aleksandr Shvorin

Votes: 13,732 | Gross: $0.02M

25. Quiet Flows the Don (1957)

Not Rated | 330 min | Drama, War

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... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Gerasimov | Stars: Pyotr Glebov, Elina Bystritskaya, Zinaida Kirienko, Daniil Ilchenko

Votes: 941

26. The Idiot (1958)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama

Upon Prince Myshkin's return to St. Petersburg from an asylum in Switzerland, he becomes beguiled by the lovely young Aglaya, daughter of a wealthy father. But his deepest emotion is for ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Pyrev | Stars: Yuriy Yakovlev, Yuliya Borisova, Nikita Podgorny, Vera Pashennaya

Votes: 541

27. Belye nochi (1960)

95 min | Drama, Romance

A Dreamer, living in a big city for a few years and all the time he is alone. But one summer in St. Petersburg's White Nights on the Neva, he meets Nastya.

Director: Ivan Pyrev | Stars: Lyudmila Marchenko, Oleg Strizhenov, Anatoli Fedorinov, Svetlana Kharitonova

Votes: 60

28. Foma Gordeev (1959)

94 min | Drama

Thomas Gordeiev is the son of a rich grain merchant. As a child and a young man, he lives a protected life, embellished by the privileges of his social class. Affected very early on by the ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Donskoy | Stars: Sergei Lukyanov, Georgi Yepifantsev, Pavel Tarasov, Alla Labetskaya

Votes: 22

29. Nakanune (1959)

88 min | Drama, History

The story is set in the 1800s.Elena and Inzarov,a revolutionary Bulgarian ,fall in love.After secretly marrying they decide to join the liberation, but on the eve of departure Dmitry dies. Elena takes Inzarov's body to the Balkans .

Director: Vladimir Petrov | Stars: Lubomir Kabakchiyev, Irina Milopolskaya, Boris Livanov, Olga Androvskaya

Votes: 25

30. The Overcoat (1959)

G | 75 min | Drama

Soviet film of Nikolay Gogol's classic tale.

Director: Aleksey Batalov | Stars: Rolan Bykov, Yuriy Tolubeev, Aleksandra Yozhkina, Elena Ponsova

Votes: 218

31. The Lady with the Dog (1960)

89 min | Drama, Romance

In the Nineteenth Century, at the seaside resort of Yalta, the upper class Dimitri Gurov from Moscow meets Anna Sergeyovna walking with her little dog. Both have unhappy marriages: Dimitri ... See full summary »

Director: Iosif Kheifits | Stars: Iya Savvina, Aleksey Batalov, Nina Alisova, Galina Barysheva

Votes: 864

33. Fate of a Man (1959)

103 min | Drama, War

The story of a man (Andrey Sokolov) whose life was ruthlessly crippled by World War II. His wife and daughters were killed during the bombing of his village, he spent some time as a ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Pavel Boriskin, Zinaida Kirienko, Pavel Volkov

Votes: 2,559

34. War and Peace (1966)

GP | 422 min | Drama, History, Romance

Eight-hour epic based on the book of the same name by Leo Tolstoy. Two main story-lines are complex and intertwined. One is the love story of young Countess Natasha Rostova and Count Pierre... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Lyudmila Saveleva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Boris Zakhava

Votes: 5,937 | Gross: $0.13M

35. Don Kikhot (1957)

PG | 110 min | Drama

Senor Quexana has read so many books on chivalry that he believes that he is the knight Don Quixote de la Mancha. So Don Quixote sets off on his horse, accompanied by his squire Sancho ... See full summary »

Director: Grigoriy Kozintsev | Stars: Nikolay Cherkasov, Yuriy Tolubeev, Serafima Birman, Svetlana Grigoreva

Votes: 732

36. Hamlet (1964)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

When the king of Denmark dies suddenly, his son, crown prince Hamlet, returns home to find that his uncle Claudius has usurped the throne and married Hamlet's recently widowed mother. Then, one night, Hamlet is visited by his father's ghost who commands him to avenge his murder at the hands of Claudius.

Director: Grigoriy Kozintsev | Stars: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Mikhail Nazvanov, Elza Radzina, Yuriy Tolubeev

Votes: 2,355

37. King Lear (1970)

PG | 140 min | Drama

King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly ... See full summary »

Directors: Grigoriy Kozintsev, Iosif Shapiro | Stars: Jüri Järvet, Elza Radzina, Galina Volchek, Valentina Shendrikova

Votes: 1,343

38. Dom, v kotorom ya zhivu (1957)

100 min | Drama, Romance, War

A film about war from the point of view of those left behind.

Directors: Lev Kulidzhanov, Yakov Segel | Stars: Valentina Telegina, Nikolai Yelizarov, Vladimir Zemlyanikin, Yuri Myasnikov

Votes: 330

39. In Our Courtyard (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A lyrical story about the people of neighborhood in Tbilisi.

Director: Rezo Chkheidze | Stars: Sofiko Chiaureli, Giorgi Shengelaia, Leila Abashidze, Leo Pilpani

Votes: 67

40. Father of a Soldier (1965)

87 min | Drama, War

An old man goes to visit his wounded son in a hospital, but it turns out that he's already been released and is back on the front lines. Reluctant to return home empty-handed, he tries to follow and find him.

Director: Rezo Chkheidze | Stars: Sergo Zakariadze, Vladimir Privaltsev, Aleksandr Nazarov, Aleksandr Lebedev

Votes: 3,699

41. Ballad of a Soldier (1959)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War

Young Russian soldier Alyosha earns a medal, but asks to visit his mother instead. His journey recounts various kinds of love during wartime.

Director: Grigoriy Chukhray | Stars: Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova, Nikolay Kryuchkov

Votes: 8,985

42. Clear Skies (1961)

Not Rated | 110 min | Romance, War, Drama

During the 1950s Sasha Lvova reminisces about the WW2 years when she fell in love with Soviet fighter pilot Aleksei Astakhov.

Director: Grigoriy Chukhray | Stars: Nina Drobysheva, Evgeniy Urbanskiy, Natalya Kuzmina, Vitaliy Konyaev

Votes: 330

43. Letter Never Sent (1960)

Not Rated | 80 min | Adventure, Drama

Four geologists search for diamonds in the wilderness of Siberia.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Tatyana Samoylova, Vasiliy Livanov, Evgeniy Urbanskiy

Votes: 2,794

44. I Am Cuba (1964)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, History, War

Four vignettes about the lives of the Cuban people set during the pre-revolutionary era.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Sergio Corrieri, Salvador Wood, José Gallardo, Raúl García

Votes: 7,618

45. A esli eto lyubov? (1962)

102 min | Drama

High schoolers Ksenia and Boris begin to understand that the feelings they share are more than just a friendship. But their first timid sentiment became apparent to people around them. They... See full summary »

Director: Yuli Raizman | Stars: Zhanna Prokhorenko, Igor Pushkaryov, Aleksandra Nazarova, Nina Shorina

Votes: 193