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1. Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom (2015)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

8.4
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79 Metascore

A documentary on the unrest in Ukraine during 2013 and 2014, as student demonstrations supporting European integration grew into a violent revolution calling for the resignation of President Viktor F. Yanukovich.

Director: Evgeny Afineevsky | Stars: Bishop Agapit, Catherine Ashton, Serhii Averchenko, Kristina Berdinskikh

Votes: 10,657

2. Rasputin (1981)

104 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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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.

Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Aleksey Petrenko, Anatoliy Romashin, Velta Line, Alisa Freyndlikh

Votes: 1,106

3. Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958)

Not Rated | 88 min | Biography, History

7.7
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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: 6,153

4. Les possédés (1988)

116 min | Drama

6.4
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This story begins in 1870 at a little town somewhere in Russia. It processed the real "Nyecsajev story". A group of young revolutionists wanna ruin the system with violence. They think this... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jutta Lampe, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Bernard Blier

Votes: 447

5. The Rape of Europa (2006)

Unrated | 117 min | Documentary, History, War

7.8
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77 Metascore

The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage.

Directors: Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham | Stars: Joan Allen, E. Randol Schoenberg, Maria Altmann, Wolfgang Fischer

Votes: 1,347

6. Spinning Boris (2003)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Russian political elite hires American consultants to help with President Yeltsin's re-election campaign when his approval rating is down to single digits.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Anthony LaPaglia, Liev Schreiber, Boris Lee Krutonog

Votes: 984

7. Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.0
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72 Metascore

Follows the court case of three members of the Russian feminist punk protest group Pussy Riot after their performance in a Russian Orthodox cathedral.

Directors: Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin | Stars: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Mariya Alyokhina, Yekaterina Samutsevich, Andrey Tolokonnikov

Votes: 1,791

8. On vam ne Dimon (2017)

50 min | Documentary

9.2
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Don't call him Dimon is a 2017 Russian documentary film about the corrupt affairs of Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev. According to the film, Dmitry Medvedev has stolen property estimated to be worth about $1.2 billion.

Stars: Georgy Alburov, Dmitry Medvedev, Alexei Navalny, Alisher Burkhanovich Usmanov

Votes: 2,749

9. The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov (2017)

75 min | Documentary, History

6.0
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A documentary about Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, arrested by the Russian FSB in Crimea and sentenced to 20 years in prison on contrived charges.

Director: Askold Kurov | Stars: Oleg Sentsov, Vladimir Putin, Victor Yanukovich, Agnieszka Holland

Votes: 187

10. Khodorkovsky (2011)

Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.0
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73 Metascore

Khodorkovsky, the richest Russian, challenges President Putin. A fight of the titans begins. Putin warns him. But Khodorkovsky comes back to Russia knowing that he will be imprisoned, once ... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Tuschi | Stars: Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Pavel Khodorkovsky, Marina Khodorkovskaya, Lena Khodorkovskaya

Votes: 872 | Gross: $0.03M

11. The Term (2014)

83 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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The film is a view from the inside on how it is to be in opposition in Russia of Putin. Attempts, mistakes, political tricks, seen through the eyes of the opposition leaders.

Directors: Pavel Kostomarov, Aleksey Pivovarov, Aleksandr Rastorguev | Stars: Kseniya Sobchak, Ilya Yashin, Alexei Navalny, Maksim Vitorgan

Votes: 180

12. Putin's Kiss (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

6.4
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52 Metascore

Masha Drokova joins Nashi, a Russian ultra nationalist youth group, at the age of 16 and rapidly ascends its ranks, famously garnering a medal and the opportunity to kiss Vladimir Putin. The film details her growing disillusion with the group's leaders and her falling in with the anti-Putin opposition, especially a journalist and blogger named Oleg Kashin, who gets brutally attacked.

Director: Lise Birk Pedersen | Stars: Masha Drokova, Oleg Kashin, Viktoria Drokova, Garry Kasparov

Votes: 662 | Gross: $0.01M

13. Poisoned by Polonium: The Litvinenko File (2007)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary

7.4
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This documentary follows ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko from his forced exile from Russia, to his death from poisoning in November of 2006.

Director: Andrey Nekrasov | Stars: Alexander Litvinenko, Boris Berezovsky, André Glucksmann, Marina Litvinenko

Votes: 332 | Gross: $0.00M

14. Putin, Russia and the West (2011)

60 min | Documentary

8.0
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Four-part documentary exploring how Russia has been resurrected by Vladimir Putin.

Stars: Rupert Graves, Sergei Ivanov, Sergei Prikhodko, Condoleezza Rice

Votes: 304

15. East/West - Sex & Politics (2008)

97 min | Documentary

6.4
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Both in 2006 and 2007, the Gay Pride Parade attempts in Moscow are violently beaten down. For many observers, the attitude towards the sexual minorities seems to be the litmus test of the ... See full summary »

Director: Jochen Hick | Stars: Nicolai Alekseev, Volker Beck, Evgenia Debrianskaya, Sergei Golovach

Votes: 40

16. Krym. Put na Rodinu (2015 TV Movie)

145 min | Documentary

2.9
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This documentary examines the Russian invasion of the Crimean Peninsula.

Director: Sergey Kraus | Stars: Vasiliy Aksyonov, Andrei Kondrashov, Natalya Poklonskaya, Vladimir Putin

Votes: 719

17. Imperator, kotoryy znal svoyu sudbu (2010)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.8
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Author systematized the little-known facts of the biography of the last Russian Emperor Nicolai II. For example: in September, 1896, during Nicolai's visit to the Great Britain, Prince of ... See full summary »

Director: Roman Ershov | Stars: Igor Dobryakov, Tsar Nicholas II

Votes: 11

18. The Russian Soul (2014)

72 min | Documentary, Drama, History

4.1
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Russia is a highly developed, wired, and educated nation, but endures third-world levels of corruption and a repressive, autocratic government. Many Russians explain this paradox by citing ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Hamilton | Stars: Ellen Barry, Lee Bollinger, Sergei Guriev, Andrei Illarionov

Votes: 155

19. Miroporyadok (2015)

107 min | Documentary

4.8
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The documentary film by journalist Vladimir Solovyev "World order", based on an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Several interviews of Vladimir Putin were used in the film, ... See full summary »

Directors: Vadim Chernoshtan, Andrey Garyanin, Saida Medvedeva, Anastasiya Popova, Violetta Sergeeva | Stars: Pervez Musharraf, Vladimir Putin, Vladimir Solovyev, Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Votes: 75

20. Eltsin. Tri dnya v avguste (2011 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Aleksandr Mokhov | Stars: Lana Antonova, Darya Kalmykova, Aleksandr Klyukvin, Aleksandr Mokhov

Votes: 14

21. I, Putin: A Portrait (2012 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary, Biography

5.6
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A biography about vladimir putin and his political journey.

Director: Hubert Seipel | Stars: Vladimir Putin, Peter Bieringer, George Bush, Bill Clinton

Votes: 97

22. Boris Godunov (1982 TV Movie)

181 min | Music

8.9
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Universally acknowledged as the greatest of all Russian operas, this is a faithful and often dazzling production of the standard Rimsky-Korsakov version taped "live" at the Bolshoi in 1978.... See full summary »

Stars: Irina Arkhipova, Galina Kalinina, Glafira Korolyova, Aleksei Maslennikov

Votes: 8

23. Conquest of Peter the Great (1938)

96 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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Director: Vladimir Petrov | Stars: Nikolai Simonov, Alla Tarasova, Nikolay Cherkasov, Irina Zarubina

Votes: 98

24. Zima, ukhodi! (2012)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Ten young directors did not part from their cameras for two months. The result was a chronicle of Russia's winter protests.

Directors: Elena Khoreva, Denis Klebleev, Dmitriy Kubasov, Askold Kurov, Nadezhda Leonteva, Anna Moiseenko, Madina Mustafina, Zosya Rodkevich, Anton Seregin, Aleksei Zhiryakov | Stars: Matvei Krylov, Olga Romanova, Boris Nemtsov, Alexei Navalny

Votes: 119

25. Die Matrosen von Kronstadt (1983 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, History, War

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Director: Jürgen Klauß | Stars: Siemen Rühaak, Gottfried John, Pinkas Braun, Gert Haucke

26. Unreported World (2000– )
Episode: Russia: Putin's Family Values (2017)

25 min | Documentary

7.6
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The Russian Orthodox Church is at the forefront of a new movement combining religion and nationalism and has forged close ties with President Putin. But is it also responsible for a wave of intolerance?

Director: Jessica Kelly | Stars: Marcel Theroux, Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Votes: 5

27. Vice News (2013– )
Episode: Sochi 2014: Mountains of Money (2014)

Documentary

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The Olympics are as much about money as they are about sports. Between merchandising, sponsorships, broadcasting rights, and construction of the Olympic venues themselves, there's a lot of ... See full summary »

Star: Simon Ostrovsky



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