Russian movies (1991 - 2017)

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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.

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Julia Ormond, Oleg Menshikov, Aleksey Petrenko, Richard Harris

Votes: 11,104

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.

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Oleg Menshikov, Nadezhda Mikhalkova

Votes: 13,688 | Gross: $2.62M

3. Russian Ark (2002)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

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: 18,111 | Gross: $0.04M

4. House of Fools (2002)

R | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

52 Metascore

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.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Yuliya Vysotskaya, Sultan Islamov, Bryan Adams, Evgeniy Mironov

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.

Director: Andrey Kravchuk | Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Elizaveta Boyarskaya, Sergey Bezrukov, Vladislav Vetrov

Votes: 7,416

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.

Director: Aleksandr Kott | Stars: Aleksey Kopashov, Andrey Merzlikin, Pavel Derevyanko, Aleksandr Korshunov

Votes: 8,438

7. 4 (2004)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

72 Metascore

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 »

Director: Ilya Khrzhanovskiy | Stars: Yuriy Laguta, Marina Vovchenko, Sergey Shnurov, Andrei Kudriashov

Votes: 1,962

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 »

Director: Aleksandr Atanesyan | Stars: Andrey Panin, Andrey Krasko, Aleksandr Golovin, Sergei Rychenkov

Votes: 3,124

9. Soulless (2012)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

A story about things that are really important in life.

Director: Roman Prygunov | Stars: Danila Kozlovsky, Mariya Andreeva, Artyom Mikhalkov, Nikita Panfilov

Votes: 3,282

10. Hipsters (2008)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

67 Metascore

Young people struggle to do things their way in the 1950s.

Director: Valeriy Todorovskiy | Stars: Anton Shagin, Oksana Akinshina, Evgenia Brik, Maksim Matveev

Votes: 4,215

11. Brother (1997)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

An ex-soldier with a personal honor code enters the family crime business in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Sergey Bodrov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Svetlana Pismichenko, Mariya Zhukova

Votes: 15,586

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.

Director: Sergei Bodrov | Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brenda Bakke, Dennis Bendersky

Votes: 772

13. Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

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 »

Director: Pavel Lungin | Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Mariya Mironova, Andrey Krasko, Levani

Votes: 1,837 | Gross: $0.12M

14. Bear's Kiss (2002)

101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

A fairy tale-like love story between young circus artist Lola and the bear Misha, who one day transforms into a human.

Director: Sergei Bodrov | Stars: Rebecka Liljeberg, Joachim Król, Sergey Bodrov, Keith Allen

Votes: 811

15. Cargo 200 (2007)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer gone mad.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Agniya Kuznetsova, Aleksey Poluyan, Leonid Gromov, Aleksey Serebryakov

Votes: 7,223

16. Nepobedimyy (2008)

121 min | Action

Yegor Kremnyov, a Russian special intelligence agent, is tasked with bringing in Mikhail Shering, the secretary of a mobster, to testify.

Director: Oleg Pogodin | Stars: Vladimir Epifantsev, Sergey Astakhov, Harry Borg, Graham Charles

Votes: 722

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.

Director: Eldar Salavatov | Stars: Aleksey Serebryakov, Fedor Bondarchuk, Pyotr Fyodorov, Ekaterina Vilkova

Votes: 1,370

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.

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov | Stars: Aleksey Vertkov, Vitaliy Kishchenko, Valeriy Grishko, Dmitriy Bykovskiy-Romashov

Votes: 3,336

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.

Director: Aleksey Andrianov | Stars: Danila Kozlovsky, Fedor Bondarchuk, Anna Chipovskaya, Sergey Gazarov

Votes: 1,137

20. Hard to Be a God (2013)

Not Rated | 177 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

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 »

Director: Aleksey German | Stars: Leonid Yarmolnik, Aleksandr Chutko, Yuriy Tsurilo, Evgeniy Gerchakov

Votes: 4,497

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 »

Directors: Boris Khlebnikov, Aleksey Popogrebskiy | Stars: Gleb Puskepalis, Igor Chernevich, Evgeniy Sytyy, Vera Sandrykina

Votes: 1,684

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.

Director: Dmitriy Meskhiev | Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Sergey Garmash, Ben Perino, Mikhail Evlanov

Votes: 1,188

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 »

Director: Filipp Yankovskiy | Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Vladimir Mashkov

Votes: 2,742

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.

Director: Konstantin Lopushanskiy | Stars: Gregory Hlady, Leonid Mozgovoy, Aleksey Kortnev, Rimma Sarkisyan

Votes: 1,303

25. 12 (2007)

PG-13 | 159 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

72 Metascore

Twelve jurors must decide the fate of a Chechen adolescent charged with murdering his stepfather.

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Sergey Makovetskiy, Sergey Garmash, Apti Magamaev, Nikita Mikhalkov

Votes: 13,515 | Gross: $0.13M

26. Tiski (2007)

124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Young and talented man has a dream - to become a successful DJ. But on his way to fame he takes the wrong step, that may be fatal...

Director: Valeriy Todorovskiy | Stars: Maksim Matveev, Fedor Bondarchuk, Aleksey Serebryakov, Evgenia Brik

Votes: 358

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 »

Directors: Aleksandr Gornovskiy, Karen Shakhnazarov | Stars: Vladimir Ilin, Aleksey Vertkov, Aleksandr Pankratov-Chyornyy, Evgeniy Stychkin

Votes: 640

28. The Return (2003)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

82 Metascore

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.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronravov, Konstantin Lavronenko, Nataliya Vdovina

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.

Director: Pavel Lungin | Stars: Pyotr Mamonov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Dmitriy Dyuzhev, Yuriy Kuznetsov

Votes: 10,558

30. How I Ended This Summer (2010)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

74 Metascore

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.

Director: Aleksey Popogrebskiy | Stars: Grigoriy Dobrygin, Sergey Puskepalis, Igor Chernevich, Artyom Tsukanov

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 »

Director: Vyacheslav Ross | Stars: Pyotr Zaychenko, Mikhail Protsko, Sergey Novikov, Lidiya Bayrashevskaya

Votes: 1,969

32. Faust (III) (2011)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

65 Metascore

A despairing scholar sells his soul to Satan in exchange for one night with a beautiful young woman.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Johannes Zeiler, Anton Adasinsky, Isolda Dychauk, Georg Friedrich

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".

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Aleksandr Mosin, Oleg Garkusha, Yuriy Matveev, Alisa Shitikova

Votes: 1,483

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 »

Director: Konstantin Lopushanskiy | Stars: Aleksandr Efremov, Anna Geller, Yuriy Itskov, Maria Järvenhelmi

Votes: 313

35. Leviathan (2014)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama

92 Metascore

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.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Roman Madyanov, Vladimir Vdovichenkov

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 »

Director: Pavel Lungin | Stars: Oleg Borisov, Andrei Gutin, Natalya Egorova, Nonna Mordyukova

Votes: 427

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.

Director: Sergei Bodrov | Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Sergey Bodrov, Susanna Mekhraliyeva, Jemal Sikharulidze

Votes: 4,043 | Gross: $0.66M

38. Mother and Son (1997)

73 min | Drama

A man goes for a walk through the countryside with his dying mother.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Aleksei Ananishnov, Gudrun Geyer

Votes: 3,529

39. The Thief (1997)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama

A woman meets a man who isn't the right man for her - but she hasn't realised it yet...

Director: Pavel Chukhray | Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Yekaterina Rednikova, Mikhail Filipchuk, Dima Chigaryov

Votes: 4,707 | Gross: $1.13M

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 »

Director: Aleksandr Rogozhkin | Stars: Aleksey Buldakov, Viktor Bychkov, Semyon Strugachyov, Sergey Russkin

Votes: 3,214

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.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Sergey Makovetskiy, Dinara Drukarova, Anzhelika Nevolina, Viktor Sukhorukov

Votes: 2,865

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 »

Director: Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov | Stars: Chulpan Khamatova, Moritz Bleibtreu, Ato Mukhamedzhanov, Merab Ninidze

Votes: 3,018

43. Lilya 4-Ever (2002)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

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.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Oksana Akinshina, Artyom Bogucharskiy, Pavel Ponomaryov, Lyubov Agapova

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 »

Director: Lidiya Bobrova | Stars: Nina Shubina, Olga Onishchenko, Anna Ovsyannikova, Vladimir Kulakov

Votes: 552

45. Gitler kaput! (2008)

95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy