Russian movies (1991 - 2017)by Ancient_Watcher | created - 07 Feb 2014 | updated - 19 Apr 2017 | Public
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1. 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.
2. Burnt by the Sun (1994)
R | 135 min | Drama, History, War
In the Soviet Union in 1936, shadow of Stalin's repressions lie on a famous revolution hero. The 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.
Votes: 13,688 | Gross: $2.62M
3. Russian Ark (2002)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, History
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.
Votes: 18,111 | Gross: $0.04M
4. House of Fools (2002)
R | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance
In the midst of the Chechen War, a remote psychiatric institution is left without staff leaving the patients to fend for themselves. Based on a true story.
Votes: 2,588 | Gross: $0.06M
5. Admiral (2008)
Not Rated | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of admiral Aleksandr Kolchak who remained faithful to his oath to the Russian Emperor and fought against the Bolshevik rule after the 1917 October Revolution.
6. Fortress of War (2010)
Not Rated | 138 min | Action, Drama, History
A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Soviet troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days.
7. 4 (2004)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Meat merchant Oleg, prostitute Marina, and piano tuner "simply Volodya" drop into an all-night bar in Moscow, where they are served by a narcoleptic bartender (three plus one is four) while... See full summary »
8. Bastards (2006)
97 min | Action, Drama, War
A "Hitlerjugend" kind of story, set in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, based on a fictitious story from the eponymous book by Vladimir Kunin. The Red Army has a gang of ... See full summary »
12. The Quickie (2001)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama
A crime soap opera about a Russian mobster retiring from "the business" on New Year's Eve, only to discover he has been targeted for death by a rival mobster.
13. Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
R | 123 min | Crime, Drama
During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest... See full summary »
Votes: 1,837 | Gross: $0.12M
17. PiraMMMida (2011)
G | 105 min | Crime, Drama
Russia, early 90s. A fictional story inspired by financier Sergey Mavrodi, his securities company "MMM", and the pyramid scheme he ran that left upwards of fifteen million investors with nothing when it crashed.
18. Belyy tigr (2012)
Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Great Patriotic War, early 1940s. After barely surviving a battle with a mysterious, ghostly-white Tiger tank, Red Army Sergeant Ivan Naydenov becomes obsessed with its destruction.
19. The Spy (2012)
108 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
In the spring of 1941 German agent Wasser of the Abwehr holds an NKVD commissar hostage. Two soldiers, a boxer, and a spy are the NKVD's only hope to rescue him.
20. Hard to Be a God (2013)
Not Rated | 177 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A group of scientists are sent to the planet Arkanar to help the local civilization, which is in the Medieval phase of its own history, to find the right path to progress. Their task is a ... See full summary »
21. Roads to Koktebel (2003)
Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A widowed aeronautics engineer, who has lost his job, travels with his son hopping freight trains from Moscow to Koktebel, a town by the Black Sea, to start a new life with the father's ... See full summary »
22. Our Own (2004)
111 min | Action, Drama, War
With the battle line far away in the east, three soldiers who have managed to escape from captivity find it difficult to hide. An old man offers to help them because one of them, the sniper, is his son.
23. The State Counsellor (2005)
191 min | Drama, Crime
Third film based on Boris Akunin's "Priklucheniya Erasta Petrovicha Fandorina" series of novels. On a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow general Khrapov was killed and no one else but ... See full summary »
24. The Ugly Swans (2006)
105 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
The writer is invited to the town of Tashlinsk by the mutants who emerged after an unnatural and constant rain causing the evacuation of the city, and by the children who are studying the unearthly knowledge of mutants.
27. Ward No. 6 (2009)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama
Simultaneously nihilistic and heartening, Ward No. 6 is based on a story by Chekov, in which a psychiatric doctor becomes a patient in his own asylum. Updated to contemporary Russia, the ... See full summary »
28. The Return (2003)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
In the Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - resurfaces.
Votes: 40,138 | Gross: $0.50M
29. The Island (2006)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama
Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.
30. How I Ended This Summer (2010)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 6,290 | Gross: $0.01M
31. Siberia, Monamour (2011)
102 min | Drama
Siberia. Late autumn. In taiga, in the deserted village there lives an old man Ivan & his seven-year-old grandson Leshia. A pack of feral dogs devours everything alive in the neighborhood. ... See full summary »
32. Faust (III) (2011)
Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A despairing scholar sells his soul to Satan in exchange for one night with a beautiful young woman.
Votes: 4,917 | Gross: $0.06M
33. Ya tozhe khochu (2012)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama
Sanja the Bandit after a particularly vicious shootout, stumbles into the musician Oleg at the local banya. Following a retelling of a semi-mythological story, the pair decide to make a pilgrimage to a "bell-tower of happiness".
34. Rol (2013)
132 min | Drama, History
"The Role" is about a brilliant actor in revolutionary Russia who takes on the greatest role of his life -- the role of another man. Influenced by the ideas of symbolism and the Silver Age,... See full summary »
35. Leviathan (2014)
R | 140 min | Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 46,170 | Gross: $1.09M
36. Luna Park (1992)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama
Andrei is the head of a gang of antisemitic skinheads clinging to the old communist ideals in post-Communist Moscow. When he learns that his long lost father actually is a Jewish bohemian ... See full summary »
37. Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)
R | 99 min | Drama, War
Two Russian soldiers, one battle-seasoned and the other barely into his boots and uniform, are taken prisoner by an anxious Islamic father from a remote village hoping to trade them for his captured son.
Votes: 4,043 | Gross: $0.66M
40. Peculiarities of the National Fishing (1997)
94 min | Comedy
General Ivolgin, forester Kuzmich, and good-natured Lyova lose their way on a fishing trip and wind up in a neighboring country, where they decide to have a good time anyway but end up ... See full synopsis »
41. Of Freaks and Men (1998)
93 min | Comedy, Drama, History
Dariya the maid getting a boy to touch her large breast is just one incident that occurs when Yohan and Victor infiltrate two families, forcing young Liza and blind Ekaterina to appear in porn, but they are not so innocent themselves.
42. Luna Papa (1999)
107 min | Comedy, Drama
The unborn child of Mamlakat (Khamatova) is telling her story. She is 17, beautiful and vivacious, and dreaming secretly of becoming an actress. She lives with her father and brother (... See full summary »
43. Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama
Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Russia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life.
Votes: 41,095 | Gross: $0.18M
44. Babusya (2003)
97 min | Drama
An old Russian grandmother, a product of "old" Russia who took part in the Battle of Stalingrad, sacrificed everything for her children and even sold her house to get money for her ... See full summary »
45. Gitler kaput! (2008)
95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy