Most Popular Imperial Russia Movies and TV Shows
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1. Anna Karenina (I) (2012)
R | 129 min | Drama, Romance
In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky.
Votes: 85,784 | Gross: $12.82M
3. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
G | 181 min | Drama, Family, Musical
In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village.
Votes: 35,694 | Gross: $80.50M
4. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
PG-13 | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War
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.
Votes: 65,186 | Gross: $111.72M
5. 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.
Votes: 8,306 | Gross: $12.50M
6. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Not Rated | 66 min | Drama, History
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.
Votes: 48,777 | Gross: $0.05M
8. Dersu Uzala (1975)
G | 142 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The Russian army sends an explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness where he makes friends with a seasoned local hunter.
9. Napoléon (2002)
380 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The year is 1816, and Napoleon, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl Betsy his life story. His meteoric rise to military prominence ... See full summary »
10. The Barber of Siberia (1998)
180 min | Comedy, Drama, History
At the turn of the century, a young Russian cadet falls in love with an American beauty, endangering his career and even their lives.
12. Rasputin (1981)
104 min | Biography, Drama, History
Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.
14. Sunstroke (2014)
180 min | Drama, History, Romance
Officers of the White Army, holding as POWs in the Red Army's camp and awaiting either execution or evacuation, tries to understand why they loose Civil War and lost Russian Empire at all.
15. 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.
17. Rasputin and the Empress (1932)
Passed | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History
A prince plots to kill the mad monk Rasputin for the good of the czar, the czarina and Russia.
19. The Romanovs: An Imperial Family (2000)
140 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the last year and a half of Tsar Nicholas II and his family from the February Revolution of 1917 to their execution in July 1918.
20. 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 »
21. The Vigilantes Are Coming (1936)
Approved | 229 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
A masked hero called "The Eagle" leads California ranchers in a struggle against Russian Cossacks who are plotting to take over California and turn it into a Russian colony.
22. 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 »
23. Gusarskaya ballada (1962)
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Musical, War
A young girl decides to join a Husar squadron and fight against Napoleon. Dressed as a man she has a hard time adjusting to the rude Husar life styles.
27. The Fall of the Empire (2005– )
520 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
The Fall of the Great Russian Empire is the main storyline of this 10 episode mini series, however, every episode has a separate detective story of its own.
28. 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.
30. The Czar Wants to Sleep (1934)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama
A sarcastic comedy about the Imperial Russian bureaucracy, based on the eponymous novella by Yuri Tynyanov. Set in the reign of Emperor Paul I. A copying error by a military scribe turns ... See full summary »
31. Mussorgsky (1950)
120 min | Biography, Drama
Saint Petersburg, 1858. A group of composers known as The Five meet at Balakirev's. Young Modest Mussorgsky, both a civil servant and a musician, has become a fixture there. He tells about ... See full summary »
33. White Dreams (1985)
82 min | Romance
Small provincial town at the end of the 19th century. Barber Hakob is a passionate pigeon-admirer with them finding his peace of mind and filling the dullness of provincial life with poetry... See full summary »
36. The Petersburg-Cannes Express (2003)
The year is 1904. The world is changing except that Russia under Czar Nicholas II doesn't seem to notice or care. Young people are in revolt but are constantly crushed by the Czar's Secret ... See full summary »
37. My Official Wife (1926)
Passed | 84 min | Drama, Romance, War
A glittering drama of Imperial Russia in the days before the Revolution and the reckless life of the aristocracy in the days of the Czar, featuring gorgeous gowns, beautiful women and spectacular settings.
41. The Yellow Passport (1916)
Voice student Sonia Sokoloff, is the daughter of a wealthy Russian Jewish family. Fedia, an anti-Semitic police spy, infiltrates the house as the family valet and attempts to rape Sonia, ... See full summary »
42. Mannerheim ja Pietari (2003 TV Movie)
50 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Documentary about C.G.E. Mannerheim's relation to St. Petersburg where he lived for 30 years from 1887 to 1917.
Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Romance
Mary wakes up in bed with Tony Gillingham after their tryst and returns to Downton, where she learns that a building firm want to buy land for a housing estate, to which Robert objects. ... See full summary »