CLASSICS OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE (19th y 20th centuries)

by Maximilliann | created - 09 Mar 2017 | updated - 26 Apr 2017 | Public

The best adaptations to the silver screen and television of masterpieces of Russian literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the authors: Lev Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Nikolai Gogol, Aleksandr Pushkin, Boris Pasternak and Vladimir Nabokov.

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1. Love (1927)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Romance

A married woman compromises her social standing and family life when she falls for a young officer.

Directors: Edmund Goulding, John Gilbert | Stars: John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, George Fawcett, Emily Fitzroy

Votes: 860 | Gross: $0.95M

2. Anna Karenina (1935)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance

The married Anna Karenina falls in love with Count Vronsky despite her husband's refusal to grant a divorce, and both must contend with the social repercussions.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Freddie Bartholomew, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 4,670 | Gross: $0.87M

3. Anna Karenina (1948)

Approved | 139 min | Drama, Romance

A married woman's affair with a dashing young officer has tragic results.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore, Hugh Dempster

Votes: 2,300

5. Anna Karenina (1961 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama

In the Russia of the 1880s, Anna Karenina sacrifices her marriage when she has a passionate affair with an army officer.

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Claire Bloom, Sean Connery, Jack Watling, Valerie Taylor

Votes: 106

6. Anna Karenina (1967)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, Romance

Anna Karenina is a young wife of an older husband. She has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky. By following her desires Anna complicates her life.

Director: Aleksandr Zarkhi | Stars: Tatyana Samoylova, Nikolai Gritsenko, Vasiliy Lanovoy, Yuriy Yakovlev

Votes: 802

7. Novela (1963–1978)
Episode: Ana Karenina (1975)

Drama

A married woman's affair with a dashing young officer has tragic results.

Director: Fernando Delgado | Stars: María Silva, María Massip, Paco Valladares, Pablo Sanz

8. Anna Karenina (1977)

500 min | Drama, History, Romance

Anna Karenina is the young wife of an older husband. She has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky. By following her desires, Anna complicates her life.

Stars: Nicola Pagett, Stuart Wilson, Eric Porter, Robert Swann

Votes: 221

9. Anna Karenina (1985 TV Movie)

PG | 135 min | Drama, Romance

Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Christopher Reeve, Paul Scofield, Ian Ogilvy

Votes: 275

10. Anna Karenina (1997)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance

Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Sean Bean, Alfred Molina, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 5,262 | Gross: $0.79M

11. Anna Karenina (2000– )

360 min | Drama

Anna Karenina is the young wife of an older husband. She has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky. By following her desires, Anna complicates her life.

Stars: Douglas Henshall, Helen McCrory, Stephen Dillane, Paloma Baeza

Votes: 488

12. Anna Karenina (2009– )

50 min | Drama

Anna is torn between her love to Count Vronsky, and her loveless marriage to Mr. Karenin. Based on the book by Leo Tolstoy.

Stars: Tatyana Drubich, Oleg Yankovskiy, Yaroslav Boyko, Aleksandr Abdulov

Votes: 150

13. Anna Karenina (I) (2012)

R | 129 min | Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Matthew Macfadyen

Votes: 86,297 | Gross: $12.82M

14. Anna Karenina (II) (2013– )

200 min | Drama

Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent and handsome Count Vronsky. Tolstoy's novel adaptation.

Stars: Stasys Baltakis, Ilja Bereznickas, Diana Birenyte, Léa Bosco

Votes: 357

15. War and Peace (1956)

PG | 208 min | Drama, Romance, War

Napoleon's (Herbert Lom's) tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Vittorio Gassman

Votes: 8,382 | Gross: $12.50M

16. 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: 5,742 | Gross: $0.13M

17. War and Peace, Part I: Andrei Bolkonsky (1965)

Not Rated | 147 min | Drama, War

Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of five aristocratic Russian families.

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Lyudmila Saveleva, Sergey Bondarchuk, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Viktor Stanitsyn

Votes: 1,019

18. War and Peace, Part II: Natasha Rostova (1966)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

Natasha Rostova, a young Russian aristocrat, meets prince Andrey Bolkonskiy at a ball and immediately falls in love with him.

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Lyudmila Saveleva, Sergey Bondarchuk, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Viktor Stanitsyn

Votes: 875

19. War and Peace, Part III: The Year 1812 (1967)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama, History, War

Giant film epic created on the of the same name novel of the great Russian writer Lev Tolstoy.

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

Votes: 878

20. War and Peace, Part IV: Pierre Bezukhov (1967)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

The 500,000 strong Napoleon's army moves through Russia and causes much destruction culminating in the battle of Borodino. The Russian army has to retreat. Moscow is occupied, looted and ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Lyudmila Saveleva, Viktor Stanitsyn

Votes: 794

21. War & Peace (1972–1973)

890 min | Drama, History, War

Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of five aristocratic Russian families.

Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Morag Hood, Alan Dobie, Rupert Davies

Votes: 545

22. Love and Death (1975)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, War

89 Metascore

In czarist Russia, a neurotic soldier and his distant cousin formulate a plot to assassinate Napoleon.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Georges Adet, Robinson Frank Adu

Votes: 33,511

23. War and Peace (1991 TV Movie)

249 min | Drama, Music, Romance

BBC production of 'Sergei Prokofiev (I)''s opera "War and Peace" performed by the Kirov Opera under the baton of Valery Gergiev in St. Petersburg, Russia. The love story of young Countess ... See full summary »

Director: Humphrey Burton | Stars: Sergei Alexashkin, Gennady Bezzubenkov, Irina Bogachova, Yevgeny Boitsov

Votes: 23

24. La guerre et la paix (2000 TV Movie)

289 min | Drama, Romance, War

Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.

Director: François Roussillon | Stars: Nathan Gunn, Olga Gouriakova, Margarita Mamsirova, Leonid Bomstein

Votes: 23

25. War and Peace (2007– )

394 min | Drama, History, Romance

The story of five aristocratic families in Russia during the Napoleonic Wars of 1812

Stars: Clémence Poésy, Alessio Boni, Alexander Beyer, Malcolm McDowell

Votes: 1,765

26. War & Peace (2016)

TV-14 | 379 min | Drama, History, Romance

As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever.

Stars: Paul Dano, James Norton, Lily James, Adrian Edmondson

Votes: 18,279

28. The White Warrior (1959)

91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The story of Hadji Murad, a 19th-century Chechen chieftain who led his warriors in a fight against the invading forces of the Russian Czar.

Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Steve Reeves, Giorgia Moll, Scilla Gabel, Renato Baldini

Votes: 230

29. The Cossacks (1928)

92 min | Drama

A peace-loving Cossack chooses to prove himself in battle when his village and childhood sweetheart label him a coward.

Directors: George W. Hill, Clarence Brown | Stars: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Ernest Torrence, Nils Asther

Votes: 603

31. Resurrection (2001 TV Movie)

187 min | Drama, History

At the end of the XIX century in Russia, Prince Dimitri Necklivdov is called as a jury-man in a trial. The defendant is Katiuscia Maslova, accused of murdering a merchant in order to rob ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Stefania Rocca, Timothy Peach, Marie Bäumer, Cécile Bois

Votes: 179

32. Crime and Punishment (1935)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama

Man is haunted by a murder he's committed.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Edward Arnold, Peter Lorre, Marian Marsh, Tala Birell

Votes: 1,585

33. Crime and Punishment (1956)

107 min | Crime, Drama

Modern update of Dostoievski's novel Crime and Punishment.

Director: Georges Lampin | Stars: Jean Gabin, Marina Vlady, Ulla Jacobsson, Bernard Blier

Votes: 194

35. Crime and Punishment (1979– )

225 min | Drama

This mini-series is the ultimate psychological thriller with a powerful sense of guilt and retribution, set in St. Petersburg in the second half of the nineteenth century. Rashalnikov is a ... See full summary »

Stars: John Hurt, Anne Orwin, Siân Phillips, Fiona Glassbrook

Votes: 145

36. Crime and Punishment (1998 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

A man who is haunted by a murder he committed.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Ben Kingsley, Julie Delpy, Eddie Marsan

Votes: 763

37. The Brothers Karamazov (1958)

Approved | 145 min | Drama, Romance

Drama based on Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky's homonymous novel about the proud Karamazov family in 1870s Russia.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Yul Brynner, Maria Schell, Claire Bloom, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 2,310

38. The Great Sinner (1949)

Approved | 110 min | Drama

A young writer goes to Wiesbaden to write about gambling and gamblers, only to ultimately become a compulsive gambler himself. Losing all his wealth, as well as his moral fibre, he commits ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Melvyn Douglas, Walter Huston

Votes: 943

39. Le Notti Bianche (1957)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

A humble clerk courts a woman who night after night awaits for the return of her lover.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Maria Schell, Marcello Mastroianni, Jean Marais, Marcella Rovena

Votes: 6,498

40. Taras Bulba (1962)

Approved | 122 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In the 16th century Ukraine, the Polish overlords and the Cossacks fight for control of the land but frequent Turkish invasions force them to unite against the common Turkish foe.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Tony Curtis, Yul Brynner, Christine Kaufmann, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 3,334 | Gross: $4.00M

41. 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: 2,636

42. Black Sunday (1960)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror

A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant, with only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor standing in her way.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi, Ivo Garrani

Votes: 12,444

43. La maschera del demonio (1990)

94 min | Horror

A group of skiers get lost in the mountains, and come across the snowy tomb of a centuries-old witch. They accidentally awaken the witch's vengeful spirit, who then proceeds to possess them one by one.

Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Giovanni Guidelli, Debora Caprioglio, Stanko Molnar, Mary Sellers

Votes: 254

44. Boris Godunov (1986)

130 min | Drama, History

Based on the Alexander Pushkin's play, epic story about Tsar Boris Godunov, who reigned over Russia between 1598 and 1605.

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Alyona Bondarchuk, Gennadi Mitrofanov, Valeriy Storozhik

Votes: 181

45. Onegin (1999)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally,... See full summary »

Director: Martha Fiennes | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Liv Tyler, Toby Stephens, Lena Headey

Votes: 7,172 | Gross: $0.21M

46. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

PG-13 | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War

69 Metascore

The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger

Votes: 65,541 | Gross: $111.72M

47. Doctor Zhivago (2002)

TV-14 | 226 min | Drama, Romance

Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives become intertwined with the drama of Russian revolution. Doctor Zhivago is about to get ... See full summary »

Stars: Keira Knightley, Sam Neill, Hans Matheson, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 4,682

48. Lolita (1962)

Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon, Gary Cockrell

Votes: 85,168 | Gross: $9.25M

49. Lolita (1997)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance

46 Metascore

A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella

Votes: 48,151 | Gross: $1.40M