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1. Russian Ark (2002)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

7.4
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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

2. Catherine the Great (2015– )

Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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The story of Catherine the Great from the time she came to Russia as the bride of the heir to the Russian throne.

Stars: Viktoriya Agalakova, Julian Mau, Fitz van Thom, Bastian Sierich

Votes: 154

3. American Pop (1981)

R | 96 min | Animation, Drama, History

7.3
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57 Metascore

The story of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family of musicians whose careers parallel the history of American popular music in the 20th century.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Mews Small, Ron Thompson, Jerry Holland, Lisa Jane Persky

Votes: 3,967 | Gross: $6.00M

4. The Scarlet Empress (1934)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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A German noblewoman enters into a loveless marriage with the dim-witted, unstable heir to the Russian throne, then plots to oust him from power.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser

Votes: 5,286

5. The Lost Prince (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 180 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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The true story of the British royal prince locked away because of having epilepsy.

Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Daniel Williams, Matthew James Thomas, Brock Everitt-Elwick, Rollo Weeks

Votes: 1,781

6. The Romanovs (2013– )

60 min | History

8.3
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This history of the Romanov dynasty, the family that ruled Russia from 1613 until the October Revolution of 1917.

Star: Ilya Sherbinin

Votes: 164

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

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

8.4
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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: 13,670

8. Michel Strogoff (1975– )

90 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Captain Michael Strogoff is said to be the courier of the Tsar 6,000 km far to Irkutsk.

Stars: Raimund Harmstorf, Lorenza Guerrieri, Pierre Vernier, Vernon Dobtcheff

Votes: 377

9. Grigoriy R. (2014– )

Biography, Drama

7.2
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TV series about the mad monk Grigoriy Rasputin, who became a hugely influential figure at the court of Tsar Nicholas II.

Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Ekaterina Klimova, Andrey Smolyakov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite

Votes: 98

10. Assassin of the Tsar (1991)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, History

6.9
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A patient in a modern day mental institution believes that he is the man who assassinated Tsar Alexander in 1881 and Tsar Nicolas II in 1918. He and his doctor soon slip out of reality and ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Oleg Yankovskiy, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Yuriy Sherstnyov

Votes: 663

11. The Hunchedback Horse (1947)

57 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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Adventures of Ivan the Fool and humpbacked horse in the world of kind magical creatures and cruel people.

Directors: Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya, Viktor Gromov, Ivan Ivanov-Vano | Stars: Georgi Chernovolenko, Alik Kachanov, Anatoliy Kubatskiy, Georgiy Millyar

Votes: 727

12. Congress Dances (1931)

85 min | Comedy, History, Musical

7.0
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Vienna glove-sales-lady Christl falls in love to Czar Alexander. Metternich tries to use this to keep him out of the conferences of the Vienna Congress from 1815.

Director: Erik Charell | Stars: Lilian Harvey, Willy Fritsch, Otto Wallburg, Conrad Veidt

Votes: 430

13. Michael Strogoff (1956)

111 min | Adventure, History, War

6.2
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In 19th century Russia, a Tartar rebellion led by Feofar Khan separates Russia from Siberia where the Tsar's brother and his troops are making a last stand. The Tsar entrusts Captain Michel Strogoff to deliver a vital message to them.

Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Geneviève Page, Jacques Dacqmine, Sylva Koscina

Votes: 342

14. Boris Godounov (1989)

115 min | Musical, Drama

7.0
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The film is based on the musical recording of the famous opera by Modest Mussorgsky about the tragic events surrounding the ruling of the Russian tsar Boris in the early 17th century. The ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Ruggero Raimondi, Kenneth Riegel, Bernard Lefort, Wyatscheslaw Polozov

Votes: 216

15. The Tale of Tsar Saltan (1984)

53 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.4
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Czar marries one of three sisters and they have a son. The other two consumed by jealousy throw the girl and the boy into the sea. They end up on an island where the boy meets a magical swan who grants wishes. The boy uses three.

Directors: Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Lev Milchin | Stars: Anastasiya Zueva, Mikhail Zimin, Aleksey Zolotnitskiy, N. Boronina

Votes: 543

16. The Last Bolshevik (1993)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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This documentary tells the story of film director Aleksandr Medvedkin, throughout his life a sincere believer in communism, whose films were repeatedly banned in the Soviet Union. Modern ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Léonor Graser, Nikolai Izvolov, Kira Paramonova, Viktor Dyomin

Votes: 563

17. Royal Cousins at War (2014– )

Documentary

7.7
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Documentary about the closely related rulers of three different European empires: Georg V of Britain, Wilhelm II of Germany and Nicholas II of Russia, all of them grandchildren of Queen ... See full summary »

Stars: Tamsin Greig, Naomi Cooper

Votes: 102

18. Die Gezeichneten (1922)

105 min | Drama

6.5
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Based on the 1918 novel 'Elsker hverandre' by Aage Madelung, the film follows various lives, one of which is Jewish girl Hanne Liebe, as she grows up, and experiences the pains of living as a Jew in Russia, leading to a revolution.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Adele Reuter-Eichberg, Vladimir Gajdarov, Polina Piekowskaja, Sylvia Torf

Votes: 328

19. The Humpbacked Horse (1975)

G | 73 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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Enthrallingly and fervently, colorfully and directly narration about the surprising adventures of little Ivanushka and his true friend - magic Horse, outwitting a foolish and greedy tsar.

Directors: Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Boris Butakov | Stars: Jim Backus, Aleksey Gribov, Mariya Vinogradova, Georgiy Vitsin

Votes: 810

20. Dobrinya and the Dragon (2006)

65 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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Dobrinya Nikitich goes on a quest to save the royal niece and finds out whether his old friend Zmey Gorinich is loyal to him. During the adventures, he is accompanied by the royal messenger who's in love with the royal niece.

Director: Ilya Maksimov | Stars: Mikhail Chernyak, Natalya Danilova, Ekaterina Gorokhovskaya, Oleg Kulikovich

Votes: 1,615

21. The Truth of Princess Anastasia (2019)

90 min | Documentary

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One of the great mysteries of the 20th century has never been solved in nearly 100 years. In 1918, revolutionaries brutally murdered the last Russian tsar and his family. However, the ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher H.K. Lee | Stars: Lex Anastasia, Anna Anderson, Grand Duchess Anastasia

22. The Czar's Courier (1936)

Drama

7.2
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Director: Richard Eichberg | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Lucie Höflich, Maria Andergast, Alexander Golling

Votes: 24

23. Katia (1938)

89 min | Drama

5.8
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The love affair, between Alexander II and Princess Katia

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Danielle Darrieux, John Loder, Aimé Clariond, Marie-Hélène Dasté

Votes: 48

24. Gypsy Night (1935)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Musical, Romance

5.9
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Gypsies sing and dance around the fire while their children dream.

Directors: Josef Berne, Harold Hecht | Stars: Mary Jo Mathews, Joseph Mario, Ilia Khmara, Perry Askam

Votes: 53

25. Skazka o myortvoy tsarevne i o semi bogatyryakh (1951)

30 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.6
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A cruel queen jealous of her stepdaughter's beauty sends her deep into the woods on the night before wedding. The princess comes across a hut where seven good knights live, while the prince goes on a quest to find his bride.

Directors: Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya | Stars: Mariya Babanova, Zinaida Bokareva, Nikolay Litvinov, Mikhail Nazvanov

Votes: 188

26. Coronation of the Emperor Nicholas the Second (1896)

2 min | Documentary, Short, News

6.0
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The coronation of the Russian Tsar Nicholas II in Moscow.

Director: Camille Cerf | Stars: Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra, Grand Duchess Anastasia, Grand Duchess Marie

Votes: 95

27. V sinem more, v beloy pene... (1984)

8 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.3
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Musical fantasy on the plots of the Armenian folk stories.

Director: Robert Sahakyants | Stars: Garri Bardin, Yaroslava Turylyova, Anait Kanachyan, Igor Taradaikin

Votes: 361

28. Emelya-durak (1992 TV Movie)

85 min | Family, Fantasy

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A lazy young man, Emelya, with a good heart lives with his mother. One day his mother convinces him to help with chores. As he's fetching water, one of his buckets catches a magic fish that... See full summary »

Director: Boris Rytsarev | Stars: Aleksandr Polyanin, Svetlana Kharitonova, Yuliana Romashina, Anatoliy Kuznetsov

29. Zar und Zimmermann (1970 TV Movie)

137 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

7.7
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Director: Joachim Hess | Stars: Raymond Wolansky, Peter Haage, Hans Sotin, Lucia Popp

Votes: 7

30. Der Zarewitsch (1973 TV Movie)

90 min | Musical, Romance

6.8
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Lehar romantic operetta set in Russia about a beautiful dancer who is set up to attract a tsar's son, and they fall in love. Beautiful settings and wonderful music.

Director: Arthur Maria Rabenalt | Stars: Wieslaw Ochman, Teresa Stratas, Birke Bruck, Harald Juhnke

Votes: 19

31. Martynko (1987)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.5
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The story about young deserter who found a magic cards and fell in love with a horned princess .

Director: Eduard Nazarov | Stars: Leonid Kuravlyov, Nelli Kornienko, Nina Ruslanova, Eduard Nazarov

Votes: 323

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

289 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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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

33. Zelyonaya kareta (1967)

101 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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The film tells about the tragic and transient fate of the actress of the Aleksandrinsky Theater of the mid-19th century, Varvara Nikolayevna Asenkova. Fate gave Varvara talent, but the ... See full summary »

Director: Yan Frid | Stars: Natalya Tenyakova, Vladimir Chestnokov, Aleksandr Susnin, Igor Dmitriev

Votes: 22

34. Svoboda po russki (2006)

260 min | Documentary

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Documentary covering 100 years of Russian history.

Directors: Irina Bessasrabova, Aleksandr Guryanov, Slava Padalka, Andrey Smirnov | Stars: Yuriy Shevchuk, Mikhail Gorbachev, Andrei Sakharov, Aleksandr Yakovlev

35. Kak griby s Gorokhom voevali (1977)

19 min | Animation, Short

7.7
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The tale about pease Romeo and mushroom Juliet.

Director: Ivan Aksenchuk | Stars: Anatoliy Papanov, Yuriy Volyntsev, Vyacheslav Nevinnyy, Aleksandr Shirvindt

Votes: 55

36. The Russian Revolution (2005)

25 min | Short, History

7.1
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Votes: 7

37. Pjotr - Brieven uit de goelag (2008)

25 min | Documentary, Short

8.1
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Pyotr Alexeyev disappeared in 1937 from his daughter Era's life. At the height of Stalin's purges, he was arrested and transported to a labor camp where he died during the war. Era and her ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Jaap Kuiper | Stars: Inna Petrovna Aleksejeva, Maxim Shaposhnikov, Era Petrovna Sokolova, Katja Sokolova

Votes: 7

38. Arrivée du Tzar à Paris (1896)

Documentary, Short

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Stars: François Félix Faure, Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra

39. Peter and Alexis (1919)

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Film about he childhood of the Russian Tsar Peter I (Peter the Great) and the transition between the reign of his father Alexei and his own.

Director: Yuri Zhelyabuzhsky | Star: Leonid Leonidov

40. Keisareittemme jäljillä (2009– )

Documentary, History

7.6
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Votes: 9

41. The Backyardigans (2004–2013)
Episode: Catch That Train! (2011)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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Uniqua is the engineer for Tsar Tyrone's royal train. This time, the Tsar needs to get to the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg.

Stars: Avion Baker, Nicholas Barasch, Jonah Bobo, Gianna Bruzzese

42. Terra X - Rätsel alter Weltkulturen (1982– )
Episode: Imperium: Das Ende der Zaren (2006)

Documentary, History

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Star: Maximilian Schell

43. Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (1974)
Episode: Jennie Jerome (1974)

52 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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American heiress Jennie Jerome marries British aristocrat Lord Randolph Churchill, despite strong objections from both families.

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Lee Remick, Ronald Pickup, Cyril Luckham, Rachel Kempson

Votes: 8

44. Secrets d'histoire (2007– )
Episode: Nicolas II, le dernier tsar de Russie (2014)

Biography, History

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About Nicholas II, the last Tsar of the Russian empire, and the end of the ill-fated Romanov dynasty.

Director: Antoine De Meaux | Stars: Stéphane Bern, Grand Duchess Anastasia, Grand Duchess Marie, Grand Duchess Olga

45. War & Peace (1972–1973)
Episode: Sounds of War (1972)

Drama, History, War

7.6
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Pierre Bezukhov tries to come to terms with his large inheritance, the new society in which he finds himself, and displays some controversial opinions about Napoleon. Andrei Bolkonsky ... See full summary »

Director: John Davies | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Alan Dobie, Angela Down, Anthony Jacobs

Votes: 11

46. Aktivistit (2019)
Episode: Verikoirat (2019)

52 min | Drama, History

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Director: Lauri Maijala | Stars: Elias Westerberg, Linda Manelius, Marc Gassot, Elmer Bäck



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