Russian movies you might have missed

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1. Target (2011)

Not Rated | 158 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

In 2020, a group of wealthy Muscovites traveling to a complex of abandoned astrophysics, where rumors say they have enough power to stop the aging process.

Director: Aleksandr Zeldovich | Stars: Anton Khabarov, Vitaliy Kishchenko, Danila Kozlovsky, Nina Loshchinina

Votes: 550

2. Slide (2013)

Not Rated | 117 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The main characters are above the law. They are a group of police investigators wallowed in criminal activities. But the criminal scheme worked out by the experienced d team begins to fail.... See full summary »

Director: Anton Rozenberg | Stars: Vladislav Abashin, Olga Filimonova, Aleksey Ignatev, Vladimir Lukyanchikov

Votes: 86

3. The Edge (2010)

Not Rated | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In 1945, Soviet war hero Ignat is sent to work as a locomotive mechanic in a Siberian labor camp where he meets an assortment of Germans and Russians.

Director: Aleksey Uchitel | Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Anjorka Strechel, Yuliya Peresild, Sergey Garmash

Votes: 2,719

4. 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: 13,238 | Gross: $2.62M

5. Pro lyuboff (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

Vlad, a Russian businessman, who is going to participate in the elections for deputies, has got some problems with the articulation and he hires a speech therapist, Dasha - the poor girl of... See full summary »

Director: Olga Subbotina | Stars: Fedor Bondarchuk, Juozas Budraitis, Oksana Fandera, Andrey Kuzichyov

Votes: 229

6. 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: 11,388 | Gross: $0.02M

7. The Fool (II) (2014)

116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

83 Metascore

Dima Nikitin is an ordinary honest plumber who suddenly decides to face the corrupt system of local politics in order to save the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dormitory, which is about to collapse.

Director: Yuriy Bykov | Stars: Artyom Bystrov, Natalya Surkova, Yuriy Tsurilo, Boris Nevzorov

Votes: 8,815

8. Zoology (2016)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

Middle-aged zoo worker Natasha still lives with her mother in a small coastal town. She is stuck and it seems that life has no surprises for her until one day - she grows a tail and turns her life around.

Director: Ivan I. Tverdovskiy | Stars: Masha Tokareva, Aleksandr Gorchilin, Natalya Pavlenkova, Irina Chipizhenko

Votes: 958

9. In the Fog (2012)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, History, War

78 Metascore

Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces impossible moral choice.

Director: Sergey Loznitsa | Stars: Vladimir Svirskiy, Vladislav Abashin, Sergey Kolesov, Nikita Peremotov

Votes: 2,700 | Gross: $0.01M

10. 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: 11,388 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Wolfy (2009)

88 min | Drama

There are two of them: a mother and a girl. They have no names. And they are in a constant run. The mother runs away from the daughter in an attempt to start new life, and the girl runs ... See full summary »

Director: Vasiliy Sigarev | Stars: Polina Pluchek, Yana Troyanova, Veronika Lysakova, Marina Gapchenko

Votes: 890

12. 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: 43,500 | Gross: $1.09M

13. Territory (2015)

157 min | Adventure, Drama

It happened in the sixties, during the political thaw in the Soviet Union... but our story unfolds in the coldest terrain of the country. It was an unexplored and unbeaten terrain of ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Melnik | Stars: Konstantin Lavronenko, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Egor Beroev, Evgeniy Tsyganov

Votes: 828

14. 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: 6,139 | Gross: $0.01M

15. War (2002)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, War

During the bloody war in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian soldiers are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the money for the British woman who is forced to wait for the ransom.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Aleksey Chadov, Ian Kelly, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Sergey Bodrov

Votes: 3,522

16. The Student (2016)

Unrated | 118 min | Drama

76 Metascore

Contemporary Russia. A high school student becomes convinced that the world has been lost to evil, and begins to challenge the morals and beliefs of the adults around him.

Director: Kirill Serebrennikov | Stars: Pyotr Skvortsov, Viktoriya Isakova, Yuliya Aug, Aleksandr Gorchilin

Votes: 3,943 | Gross: $0.00M

17. Collector (2016)

75 min | Drama, Thriller

Arthur is the best employee of a collecting firm. He's got a high income and a solid reputation among his colleagues. He risks losing it all at once because of a scandalous video that just ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey Krasovskiy | Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Polina Agureeva, Kseniya Buravskaya, Tatyana Lazareva

Votes: 2,018

18. Morphine (2008)

110 min | Drama

A drama that chronicles the civil war that raged after the 1917 Bolshevik revolution.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Leonid Bichevin, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Andrey Panin, Svetlana Pismichenko

Votes: 2,388

19. Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)

R | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

74 Metascore

The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world in 1206.

Director: Sergei Bodrov | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Amadu Mamadakov, Khulan Chuluun, Honglei Sun

Votes: 42,333 | Gross: $5.70M

20. Taras Bulba (2009)

129 min | Action, Drama, History

Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine's Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.

Director: Vladimir Bortko | Stars: Bogdan Stupka, Igor Petrenko, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Magdalena Mielcarz

Votes: 2,597

21. Expiation (2012)

123 min | Drama, War

The film 'Expiation' is the story about difficult post-war time. About destiny of the young lieutenant and the young girl, whose love passes through the hardest vital and moral ordeals.

Director: Aleksandr Proshkin | Stars: Karina Andolenko, Sergey Dreyden, Natalya Gandzyuk, Dmitriy Kulichkov

Votes: 98

22. 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: 10,764

23. East/West (1999)

PG-13 | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, History

61 Metascore

June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or ... See full summary »

Director: Régis Wargnier | Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Sandrine Bonnaire, Catherine Deneuve, Sergey Bodrov

Votes: 4,382 | Gross: $2.78M

24. Brother (1997)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

An ex-soldier with a personal honor code enters the family crime business in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Sergey Bodrov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Svetlana Pismichenko, Mariya Zhukova

Votes: 14,377

26. The Student (2016)

Unrated | 118 min | Drama

76 Metascore

Contemporary Russia. A high school student becomes convinced that the world has been lost to evil, and begins to challenge the morals and beliefs of the adults around him.

Director: Kirill Serebrennikov | Stars: Pyotr Skvortsov, Viktoriya Isakova, Yuliya Aug, Aleksandr Gorchilin

Votes: 3,943 | Gross: $0.00M

27. The Major (I) (2013)

99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

In the car accident, a policeman accidentally killed a child. Others policemen tries to hush up the case.

Director: Yuriy Bykov | Stars: Denis Shvedov, Yuriy Bykov, Irina Nizina, Ilya Isaev

Votes: 2,851

28. Dukhless (2012)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

A story about things that are really important in life.

Director: Roman Prygunov | Stars: Danila Kozlovsky, Mariya Andreeva, Artyom Mikhalkov, Nikita Panfilov

Votes: 3,147

29. Brother 2 (2000)

122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Arriving in Moscow, Danila discovers Konstantin dead and he sets out to avenge his death; a journey that leads him to Chicago and a whole new experience.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Sergey Bodrov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Sergey Makovetskiy, Irina Saltykova

Votes: 10,520

30. Zhila-byla odna baba (2011)

150 min | Drama

A chronicle of the life of an illiterate Russian peasant woman between 1909 and 1921, focusing on her private life and major historic events in the country.

Director: Andrey Smirnov | Stars: Darya Ekamasova, Nina Ruslanova, Vladislav Abashin, Roman Madyanov

Votes: 691

31. Hard-Hearted (2007)

84 min | Crime, Drama

A provincial war vet arrives in Moscow and subsequently takes on a gang of bad cops.

Director: Aleksey Mizgiryov | Stars: Evgeniy Antropov, Dmitriy Kulichkov, Anastasiya Bezborodova, Sergey Shekhovtsov

Votes: 520

32. Two Days (2011)

76 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

When anyone thinks that you will endure a two-hour movie about a guy you don't like only because of two-minute scene with a woman you love, they are absolutely right.

Director: Dunya Smirnova | Stars: Fedor Bondarchuk, Kseniya Rappoport, Evgeniy Muravich, Irina Rozanova

Votes: 754



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