Russian film

by manfromplanetx | created - 12 Jan 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

A growing list of excellent Soviet Era Classics & Russian films with eng. subs in My DVD Collection

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1. Heart of a Dog (1988 TV Movie)

PG | 136 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

In the wake of the Russian revolution, Professor Preobrazhensky rescues a starving dog from the gutter, and attempts to transform him into a man. Based on Mikhail Bulgakov's novel of the same name.

Director: Vladimir Bortko | Stars: Evgeniy Evstigneev, Vladimir Tolokonnikov, Boris Plotnikov, Roman Kartsev

Votes: 6,028

2. Nine Days of One Year (1962)

111 min | Drama

Two young scientists are exploring new fields of nuclear physics. Dmitry Gusev and Ilya Kulikov are good friends, but rivals in love. Dmitry marries Lyolya and they live happily together. ... See full summary »

Director: Mikhail Romm | Stars: Aleksey Batalov, Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Tatyana Lavrova, Nikolai Plotnikov

Votes: 882

4. A Well for the Thirsty (1965)

70 min | Drama

The old man who lives a secluded life in the desert, alone with only his memories and photographs.

Director: Yuri Ilyenko | Stars: Dmitri Milyutenko, Larisa Kadochnikova, Feodosiya Litvinenko, Nina Alisova

Votes: 233

5. The Garage (1980)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

Meeting of the garage cooperative must exclude four own members because of a new highway's building. After the meeting it becomes clear that the exit door is closed by one of the members, who requires an equitable solution.

Director: Eldar Ryazanov | Stars: Liya Akhedzhakova, Iya Savvina, Svetlana Nemolyaeva, Valentin Gaft

Votes: 2,975

6. 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: 4,390

7. We'll Live Till Monday (1968)

106 min | Drama, Romance

Ilya Semenovich Melnikov is a history teacher in an ordinary Soviet high school. He is a very good teacher and his students and colleagues treat him with a great deal of respect. However, ... See full summary »

Director: Stanislav Rostotskiy | Stars: Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Irina Pechernikova, Nina Menshikova, Mikhail Zimin

Votes: 1,087

8. 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: 1,127

9. Lyogkaya zhizn (1964)

90 min | Comedy

A chemist by training, Alexandr Bochkin manages a Moscow dry-cleaning operation, but lives a very comfortable life, taking orders on the side for his speculative "private enterprise," run ... See full summary »

Director: Venyamin Dorman | Stars: Yuriy Yakovlev, Faina Ranevskaya, Nadezhda Rumyantseva, Ninel Myshkova

Votes: 150

10. White Sun of the Desert (1970)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

At the end of the Russian Civil War, Red Army soldier Fyodor Sukhov is ordered to guard the harem of a Caspian Sea guerrilla leader.

Director: Vladimir Motyl | Stars: Anatoliy Kuznetsov, Pavel Luspekayev, Spartak Mishulin, Kakhi Kavsadze

Votes: 6,058

11. Jamilya (1969)

76 min | Drama, Romance, War

Dzhamiliya lives in a kirghizian village. She follows their parents' orders when she marries a man without loving him. Then World War II breaks out and her new husband has to leave the ... See full summary »

Directors: Irina Poplavskaya, Sergei Yutkevich | Stars: Natalya Arinbasarova, Suymenkul Chokmorov, Nasreddin Dubashev, Aliman Zhankorozova

Votes: 199

12. 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: 2,056

13. 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: 1,261

14. 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: 843

15. 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: 318

17. The Shooting Party (1978)

105 min | Drama, History, Romance

You can't make a heart love somebody. This gospel is well known to the young Olenka. Born in a poor family, she has to marry a rich man to escape poverty. Three men fight for her heart, the... See full summary »

Director: Emil Loteanu | Stars: Galina Belyaeva, Oleg Yankovskiy, Kirill Lavrov, Leonid Markov

Votes: 833

18. The Commissar (1967)

110 min | Drama, War

Klavdia Vavilova, a Red Army cavalry commissar, is waylaid by an unexpected pregnancy. She stays with a Jewish family to give birth and is softened somewhat by the experience of family life.

Director: Aleksandr Askoldov | Stars: Nonna Mordyukova, Rolan Bykov, Raisa Nedashkovskaya, Lyudmila Volynskaya

Votes: 1,248 | Gross: $0.39M

19. Proshu slova (1976)

145 min | Drama

When Yelizaveta Uvarova becomes a mayor of a small town, she puts her heart and soul into building a bridge there. Yet soon politics will have to make way for her family life as her son suddenly dies.

Director: Gleb Panfilov | Stars: Inna Churikova, Nikolay Gubenko, Ekaterina Volkova, Leonid Bronevoy

Votes: 138

20. 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: 2,718

21. 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: 719

22. The Patriots (1933)

98 min | Drama, War

Outskirts is an internationally renowned masterpiece of early sound cinema. In a remote Russian village during World War I, colorful and nuanced characters experience divided loyalties: ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Barnet | Stars: Aleksandr Chistyakov, Sergey Komarov, Yelena Kuzmina, Nikolay Bogolyubov

Votes: 826

23. Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)

PG | 150 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions. Different careers. And big late love.

Director: Vladimir Menshov | Stars: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Raisa Ryazanova

Votes: 10,344 | Gross: $2.50M

25. The Wrestler and the Clown (1957)

95 min | Drama, Sport

It's a story about two of the most famous russian personages. They become friends, and then go along on the path of glory in parallel.

Directors: Boris Barnet, Konstantin Yudin | Stars: Stanislav Chekan, Aleksandr Mikhaylov, Yuriy Medvedev, Iya Arepina

Votes: 113

26. 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: 13,363 | Gross: $2.62M

27. How I Ended This Summer (2010)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

74 Metascore

One place. One day. Two men. The place is a polar research station on an island in the Arctic Ocean, inhabited now only by Sergei and Pavel. One day when Sergei is out angling, Pavel picks up a radio message that he daren't communicate.

Director: Aleksey Popogrebskiy | Stars: Grigoriy Dobrygin, Sergey Puskepalis, Igor Chernevich, Artyom Tsukanov

Votes: 6,187 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Begushchaya po volnam (1967)

93 min | Drama, Romance

The young pianist Thomas Harvey finds the brig "Hurrying through the Waves". After a brawl, Harvey is abandoned alone in a lifeboat, cut adrift from its moorings. By a miracle, a fair ... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Lyubimov | Stars: Sava Hashamov, Rolan Bykov, Margarita Terekhova, Natalya Bogunova

Votes: 77

29. Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973– )

69 min | Drama, History, War

A 1973 Soviet twelve-part television series, directed by Tatyana Lioznova and based on the novel of the same title by Yulian Semyonov. The series portrays the exploits of Maxim Isaev, a ... See full summary »

Stars: Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Yefim Kopelyan, Leonid Bronevoy, Ekaterina Gradova

Votes: 3,560

30. 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: 2,449

31. Pechki-lavochki (1972)

90 min | Comedy

A Siberian farm-worker and his wife travel south for their first holiday, meeting characters such as a smooth-talking con man and a professor of folklore, who invites them to stop off in Moscow.

Director: Vasiliy Shukshin | Stars: Lidiya Fedoseeva-Shukshina, Vasiliy Shukshin, Vsevolod Sanaev, Georgiy Burkov

Votes: 351

32. 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: 1,300

33. Farewell (1983)

121 min | Drama

Matyora is a small village on a beautiful island with the same name. The existence of the village is threatened with flooding by the construction of a dam. This is the story of the ... See full summary »

Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Stefaniya Stanyuta, Lev Durov, Aleksey Petrenko, Leonid Kryuk

Votes: 493

34. Vassa (1983)

140 min | Drama

Ruthless millionaire Vassa Zheleznova is the head of a wealthy entrepreneurial family. She can do anything to protect its reputation, even push her husband to suicide.

Director: Gleb Panfilov | Stars: Inna Churikova, Vadim Mikhaylov, Nikolai Skorobogatov, Valentina Telichkina

Votes: 217

35. The Lighthouse (2006)

80 min | Drama

In the 90s, Lena returns to the home of her grandparents in a tiny, war-torn village in Armenia. Lena begs them to follow her lead and retreat to the safety of Moscow. They are hesitant to ... See full summary »

Director: Mariya Saakyan | Stars: Anna Kapaleva, Olga Yakovleva, Sos Sargsyan, Sofiko Chiaureli

Votes: 181

38. Happiness (1935)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

A hapless loser (with the surname of Loser) undergoes misadventures with avaracious clergy, a tired horse, and a walking granary (among other things) on his road to collectivized happiness.

Director: Aleksandr Medvedkin | Stars: Pyotr Zinovyev, Yelena Yegorova, Nikolay Cherkasov, Mikhail Gipsi

Votes: 864

39. 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: 1,358

40. Wings (1966)

85 min | Drama

A fascinating and human portrayal of a once-famous fighter pilot and loyal Stalinist named Nadezhda Petrovna. Now a 41-year-old provincial schoolmistress, she has so internalized the ... See full summary »

Director: Larisa Shepitko | Stars: Mayya Bulgakova, Sergey Nikonenko, Zhanna Bolotova, Panteleymon Krymov

Votes: 1,443

41. Mashenka (1942)

66 min | Drama, Romance, War

In 1939, as the air raid sirens sound over Moscow, a young man, Alyosha, falls in love with a telegraph operator called Mashenka.

Director: Yuli Raizman | Stars: Valentina Karavayeva, Mikhail Kuznetsov, D. Pankratova, Vera Altayskaya

Votes: 190

42. The Secret Agent's Blunder (1968)

142 min | Thriller

Psychological detective story about the fate of an experienced intelligence officer Tulyev, the son of a Russian emigre. The action takes place in the first half of the 1960s. Tulyev ... See full summary »

Director: Venyamin Dorman | Stars: Georgi Zhzhyonov, Mikhail Nozhkin, Oleg Zhakov, Yefim Kopelyan

Votes: 185

43. Klyuch ot spalni (2003)

136 min | Comedy, History, Romance

Love, friendship, jealousy and many others feelings are mixed up in this sweet story set in Russia before World War I.

Director: Eldar Ryazanov | Stars: Evgeniya Kryukova, Nikolay Fomenko, Sergey Makovetskiy, Vladimir Simonov

Votes: 145

44. Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)

TV-G | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

An ordinary Soviet building manager, living in the 20th century, is extremely similar to a Tsar of All Rus' - Ivan IV the Terrible (1530-1584). He would never learn about it, but one day his neighbor created a time machine.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Yuriy Yakovlev, Leonid Kuravlyov, Aleksandr Demyanenko, Saveliy Kramarov

Votes: 13,668

45. Kommunist (1958)

111 min | Drama

In 1919 workers arrive by train in the middle of the Taiga in order to construct a town. They fell trees and unload bricks from the train for that purpose. The newly arrived hero Vasilij is... See full summary »

Director: Yuli Raizman | Stars: Evgeniy Urbanskiy, Sofya Pavlova, Evgeniy Shutov, Boris Smirnov

Votes: 222

46. The Stone Flower (1946)

89 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Obsessed with perfecting his craft, young gemcutter Danilo visits the mystical Copper Mountain to uncover the secret behind its infamous attraction - the Stone Flower, a stone carving so captivating that no one can leave after seeing it.

Director: Aleksandr Ptushko | Stars: Vladimir Druzhnikov, Yekaterina Derevshchikova, Tamara Makarova, Mikhail Troyanovskiy

Votes: 360

47. Ironiya sudby, ili S legkim parom! (1975)

192 min | Comedy, Romance

An incredible story about a man who misplaced the cities and found his love during the one special night - New Year's celebration.

Stars: Liya Akhedzhakova, Aleksandr Belyavskiy, Barbara Brylska, Georgiy Burkov

Votes: 10,024

48. 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: 17,559 | Gross: $0.04M

49. Father of a Soldier (1965)

87 min | Drama, War