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1. Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Not Rated | 66 min | Drama, History, Thriller

In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel's officers. The resulting street demonstration in Odessa brings on a police massacre.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barskiy, Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Ivan Bobrov

Votes: 48,953 | Gross: $0.05M

2. Alexander Nevsky (1938)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Biography, Drama

The story of how a great Russian prince led a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights.

Directors: Sergei M. Eisenstein, Dmitriy Vasilev | Stars: Nikolay Cherkasov, Nikolai Okhlopkov, Andrei Abrikosov, Dmitriy Orlov

Votes: 9,795

3. Que Viva Mexico (1979)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, Western

Eisenstein shows us Mexico in this movie, its history and its culture. He believes, that Mexico can become a modern state.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Grigoriy Aleksandrov

Votes: 1,403

4. October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1927)

95 min | Drama, History

A large-scale view on the events of 1917 in Russia, when the monarchy was overthrown.

Directors: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Boris Livanov, Nikolay Popov, Vasili Nikandrov, Layaschenko

Votes: 6,402

5. Lenin in October (1937)

Approved | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

The movie about events of October revolution of 1917 and Lenin's role in the organization of revolt of Bolsheviks.

Directors: Mikhail Romm, Dmitriy Vasilev | Stars: Boris Shchukin, Nikolai Okhlopkov, Vasili Vanin, Nikolai Svobodin

Votes: 236

6. Lenin in 1918 (1939)

130 min | Drama

Historical-revolutionary film about Lenin's activities in the first years of Soviet power.

Directors: Mikhail Romm, E. Aron, Isidor Simkov | Stars: Boris Shchukin, Nikolai Okhlopkov, Aleksandr Shatov, Vasiliy Markov

Votes: 185

7. Lenin v Polshe (1966)

98 min | Drama, History

Following the outbreak of WWI in 1914, Lenin is imprisoned in Poland on suspicions he could be a Russian spy. In his cell, he reflects over world politics, the war, and the common Poles he has met during his two years in the country.

Director: Sergei Yutkevich | Stars: Maksim Shtraukh, Anna Lisyanskaya, Antonina Pavlycheva, Ilona Kusmierska

Votes: 67

8. Lenin in Paris (1981)

106 min | Drama

1910 lernen sich Lenin und Inès Armand in Paris kennen. Inès Armand war dorthin aus der Verbannung (Archangelsk) geflohen und gründete mit Lenin die Parteischule von Longjumeau. In ... See full summary »

Directors: Leonid Ejdlin, Sergei Yutkevich | Stars: Yuriy Kayurov, Claude Jade, Valentina Svetlova, Vladimir Antonik

Votes: 130

9. Skanderbeg (1953)

95 min | Action, Drama, History

This is the true story of the National Hero of Albanians, George Kastrioti Scanderbeg, from his birth to his death. 1405-1468. Based mainly upon the monk writer Marin Barleti, the movie ... See full summary »

Director: Sergei Yutkevich | Stars: Akaki Khorava, Besa Imami, Adivie Alibali, Semyon Sokolovsky

Votes: 529

10. Ukraine in Flames (1943)

56 min | Documentary, War

Depicts the Battle of Kharkov. The film incorporates German footage of the invasion of Ukraine, which was later captured by the Soviets.

Directors: Yakov Avdeyenko, Yuliya Solntseva, Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler, Konstantin Rokossovsky

Votes: 96

11. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Music

A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Star: Mikhail Kaufman

Votes: 20,231

12. Three Songs About Lenin (1934)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary

Three anonymous songs about Lenin provide the basis for this documentary that celebrates the achievements of the Soviet Union and Lenin's role in creating them.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Stars: Dolores Ibárruri, Nadezhda Krupskaya, V.I. Lenin, Joseph Stalin

Votes: 597

13. Arsenal (1929)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, War

A soldier returns to Kiev after surviving a train crash and encounters clashes between nationalists and collectivists.

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Semyon Svashenko, Georgi Khorkov, Amvrosi Buchma, Dmitri Erdman

Votes: 1,571

14. 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: 8,343

15. 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: 6,229

16. The End of St. Petersburg (1927)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

A peasant comes to St. Petersburg to find work. He unwittingly helps in the arrest of an old village friend who is now a labor leader. The unemployed peasant is also arrested and sent to ... See full summary »

Directors: Vsevolod Pudovkin, Mikhail Doller | Stars: Aleksandr Chistyakov, Vera Baranovskaya, Ivan Chuvelyov, V. Obolensky

Votes: 1,357

17. Colonel Wolodyjowski (1969)

160 min | Adventure, History, War

In 1668 Polish colonel Michael Wolodyjowski, who recently retired to a monastery, is recalled to active duty and takes charge of Poland's eastern frontier defenses against invading Tatar hordes and Ottoman armies.

Director: Jerzy Hoffman | Stars: Tadeusz Lomnicki, Magdalena Zawadzka, Mieczyslaw Pawlikowski, Hanka Bielicka

Votes: 1,198

18. The Deluge (1974)

287 min | Adventure, History, Romance

During the 1655 war between Protestant Sweden and Catholic Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth some Polish-Lithuanian nobles side with Swedish king Charles X Gustav while others side with the Polish king Jan Kazimierz.

Director: Jerzy Hoffman | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Malgorzata Braunek, Tadeusz Lomnicki, Kazimierz Wichniarz

Votes: 2,042

19. Holiday of St. Jorgen (1930)

83 min | Comedy

Satire of religious charlatanry where priests, police, and stock market officials conspire to fleece pilgrims who've come to see relics of a supposed saint. A pair of con men hatch a scheme... See full summary »

Directors: Yakov Protazanov, Porfiri Podobed | Stars: Igor Ilyinsky, Anatoli Ktorov, Mariya Strelkova, Mikhail Klimov

Votes: 176

20. With Fire and Sword (1999)

175 min | Adventure, Drama, History

An epic story about the Ukrainian uprising against the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth magnates in the 17th Century.

Director: Jerzy Hoffman | Stars: Izabella Scorupco, Michal Zebrowski, Aleksandr Domogarov, Krzysztof Kowalewski

Votes: 3,884

21. The Detached Mission (1986)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Drama

Much of the movie's dialogue is in English with Russian dubbed over it.

Director: Mikhail Tumanishvili | Stars: Mikhail Nozhkin, Aleksandr Fatyushin, Sergey Nasibov, Nartay Begalin

Votes: 179

22. Solaris (1972)

PG | 167 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy

Votes: 71,803

23. Stalker (1979)

Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko

Votes: 101,146 | Gross: $0.23M

24. Andrei Rublev (1966)

R | 205 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer St. Andrei Rublev.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko, Nikolay Sergeev

Votes: 40,287 | Gross: $0.10M

25. Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (1988)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

Documentary on the making of "The Sacrifice."

Director: Michal Leszczylowski | Stars: Brian Cox, Erland Josephson, Andrei Tarkovsky

Votes: 490

26. The Exile and Death of Andrei Tarkovsky (1988)

131 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary on the final years of the great director Andrei Tarkovsky while living outside his native USSR and going to an exile on Italy to film "Nostalghia" (1983) and then a visit to a... See full summary »

Director: Ebbo Demant | Stars: Erland Josephson, Larisa Tarkovskaya, Andrei Tarkovsky, Andriosha Tarkovsky

Votes: 54

27. Ivan's Childhood (1962)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, War

In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers.

Directors: Andrei Tarkovsky, Eduard Abalov | Stars: Nikolay Burlyaev, Valentin Zubkov, Evgeniy Zharikov, Stepan Krylov

Votes: 27,149

28. Earth (1930)

Unrated | 75 min | Drama

In the peaceful countryside, Vassily opposes the rich kulaks over the coming of collective farming.

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Stepan Shkurat, Semyon Svashenko, Yuliya Solntseva, Yelena Maksimova

Votes: 4,389

30. Ivan (1932)

83 min | Drama

A young farmer and his lazy father try to help with the construction of the Dniprohes, but he learns that strength is not enough for a worker and joins the Communist party.

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: K. Bondarevsky, Dmitri Golubinsky, Elena Golki, Maksim Gornatko

Votes: 187

31. The Sacrifice (1986)

PG | 149 min | Drama

At the dawn of World War III, a man searches for a way to restore peace to the world and finds he must give something in return.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall, Guðrún Gísladóttir

Votes: 20,772 | Gross: $0.30M

32. Death Day (1934)

17 min | Short

Footage from a Mexican "Death Day" celebration compiled and subtitled by Sergei Eisenstein.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein

Votes: 43

33. La destrucción de Oaxaca (1931)

12 min | Documentary, Short

Footage of the aftermath of the January 14 1931 Earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein

Votes: 133

34. Strike (1925)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

A group of oppressed factory workers go on strike in pre-revolutionary Russia.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Maksim Shtraukh, Mikhail Gomorov, I. Ivanov

Votes: 6,384

35. General Suvorov (1941)

Passed | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

Primarily a biographical documentary about the military career of Alexander Vasilvich Suvorov, who was Field Marshal of the armies of Catherine the Great and Czar Paul I. After many ... See full summary »

Directors: Mikhail Doller, Vsevolod Pudovkin | Stars: Nikolay P. Cherkasov, Aleksandr Khanov, Mikhail Astangov, Apollon Yachnitskiy

Votes: 139



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