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1. Anastasia (1997)

G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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59 Metascore

The last surviving child of the Russian Royal Family joins two con men to reunite with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress, while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman | Stars: Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, Kelsey Grammer

Votes: 104,520 | Gross: $58.41M

2. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

PG-13 | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.0
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69 Metascore

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.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger

Votes: 65,353 | Gross: $111.72M

3. Reds (1981)

PG | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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76 Metascore

A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia, and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jerzy Kosinski

Votes: 19,357 | Gross: $40.38M

4. Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Not Rated | 66 min | Drama, History, Thriller

8.0
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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.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barskiy, Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Ivan Bobrov

Votes: 48,980 | Gross: $0.05M

5. A Young Doctor's Notebook & Other Stories (2012–2013)

23 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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In the early 20th century, a young doctor arrives in a small Russian village around the time of the Russian Revolution to work in the local hospital.

Stars: Jon Hamm, Daniel Radcliffe, Rosie Cavaliero, Adam Godley

Votes: 13,453

6. 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

7. The Last Station (2009)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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76 Metascore

A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Helen Mirren, James McAvoy, Christopher Plummer, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 17,118 | Gross: $6.62M

8. Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

GP | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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Czar Nicholas II (Michael Jayston), the inept last monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson

Votes: 4,068

9. Rasputin (1996 TV Movie)

R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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HBO biopic about the infamous "mad monk" Rasputin from the court of Czar Nicholas II in Russia.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Alan Rickman, Greta Scacchi, Ian McKellen, David Warner

Votes: 3,243

10. Anastasia (1956)

Unrated | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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An opportunistic Russian businessman tries to pass a mysterious impostor as the Grand Duchess Anastasia. But she is so convincing in her performance that even the biggest skeptics believe her.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 7,045

11. Doctor Zhivago (2002)

TV-14 | 226 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives become intertwined with the drama of Russian revolution. Doctor Zhivago is about to get ... See full summary »

Stars: Keira Knightley, Sam Neill, Hans Matheson, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 4,669

12. Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986)

200 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Story of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anastasia Romanov, the only "surviving" child of the last Czar and Czarina of Russia.

Stars: Amy Irving, Olivia de Havilland, Jan Niklas, Nicolas Surovy

Votes: 1,022

13. Admiral (2008)

Not Rated | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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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: 7,267

14. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983)

720 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.

Stars: Sam Neill, Michael Bryant, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell

Votes: 1,232

15. The Trotsky (2009)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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59 Metascore

A Montreal high school student who believes he is the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky starts a revolution against apathy among his fellow students.

Director: Jacob Tierney | Stars: Liane Balaban, Jay Baruchel, Taylor Baruchel, Dan Beirne

Votes: 5,582

16. October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1927)

95 min | Drama, History

7.4
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A large-scale view on the events of 1917 in Russia, when the monarchy was overthrown.

Directors: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Boris Livanov, Nikolay Popov, Vasili Nikandrov, Layaschenko

Votes: 6,403

17. The Assassination of Trotsky (1972)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with politics, promoting socialism to the world. Stalin has sent out an ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Richard Burton, Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 1,484

18. The Soul Keeper (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Seduced by Jung, killed by hate, redeemed by history. In 1905 a 19-year-old Russian girl suffering from severe hysteria is admitted into a psychiatric hospital in Zurich. A young doctor, ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Faenza | Stars: Iain Glen, Emilia Fox, Craig Ferguson, Caroline Ducey

Votes: 1,524

19. Battalion (2015)

120 min | Action, Drama, History

6.5
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Russia, 1917, WWI. This is the story of the 1st Russian Women's Battalion of Death, formed as part of an ill-conceived propaganda ploy by the Russian Provisional Government in late May of 1917.

Director: Dmitriy Meskhiev | Stars: Lesya Andreeva, Mariya Antonova, Mariya Aronova, Nikolay Auzin

Votes: 1,136

20. The Last Command (1928)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell, Jack Raymond

Votes: 3,011

21. The Chekist (1992)

93 min | Drama

7.1
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Srubov is a part of CHEKA, the secret police Lenin established after the Bolshevik Revolution. They arrest, interview for a minute, try in ten seconds, and execute intellectuals, ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Rogozhkin | Stars: Igor Sergeev, Aleksey Poluyan, Mikhail Vasserbaum, Sergei Isavnin

Votes: 747

22. The Forty-First (1956)

88 min | War, Drama, Romance

7.6
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An unexpected romance occurs for a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer.

Director: Grigoriy Chukhray | Stars: Izolda Izvitskaya, Oleg Strizhenov, Nikolay Kryuchkov, Nikolai Dupak

Votes: 1,261

23. Quiet Flows the Don (1957)

Not Rated | 330 min | Drama, War

7.8
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A six-hour long epic (original director's cut) about the life of Don Cossacs in a village in southern Russia between 1912 and 1922. The leading character Grigori Melekhov is a rugged Cossac... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Gerasimov | Stars: Pyotr Glebov, Elina Bystritskaya, Zinaida Kirienko, Daniil Ilchenko

Votes: 904

24. The Commissar (1967)

110 min | Drama, War

7.5
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Klavdia Vavilova, a Red Army cavalry commissar, is waylaid by an unexpected pregnancy. She stays with a Jewish family to give birth and is softened somewhat by the experience of family life.

Director: Aleksandr Askoldov | Stars: Nonna Mordyukova, Rolan Bykov, Raisa Nedashkovskaya, Lyudmila Volynskaya

Votes: 1,249 | Gross: $0.39M

25. Les possédés (1988)

116 min | Drama

6.3
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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: 454

26. Fragment of an Empire (1929)

96 min | Drama

7.3
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A story of a man who loses his memory during the First World War, regains it 10 years after the Russian Revolution and returns home to a new and alien St. Petersburg.

Director: Fridrikh Ermler | Stars: Emil Gal, Sergey Gerasimov, Yakov Gudkin, Ursula Krug

Votes: 283

27. The Master and Margaret (1972)

95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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The Master and Margaret (1972) is based on the eponymous book by Mikhail A. Bulgakov. The film is set in the Soviet Union under Stalin, it has several story-lines, that are intertwined. ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandar Petrovic | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Mimsy Farmer, Alain Cuny, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic

Votes: 519

28. And Quiet Flows the Don (2006– )

176 min | Drama, Romance, War

4.8
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With World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the Russian Civil War as backdrop, it's an old-fashioned, blood-and-guts narrative, filled with earthly humor and a wealth of colorful ... See full summary »

Stars: Rupert Everett, Delphine Forest, F. Murray Abraham, Ben Gazzara

Votes: 462

29. Rasputin and the Empress (1932)

Passed | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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A prince plots to kill the mad monk Rasputin for the good of the czar, the czarina and Russia.

Directors: Richard Boleslawski, Charles Brabin | Stars: John Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 801

30. White Sun of the Desert (1970)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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At the end of the Russian Civil War, Red Army soldier Fyodor Sukhov is ordered to guard the harem of a Caspian Sea guerrilla leader.

Director: Vladimir Motyl | Stars: Anatoliy Kuznetsov, Pavel Luspekayev, Spartak Mishulin, Kakhi Kavsadze

Votes: 6,059

31. Zoya (1995 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 171 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A young Russian countess escapes the 1917 revolution and, despite hardship, makes a new life for herself in America.

Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Bruce Boxleitner, Denise Alexander, Don Henderson

Votes: 568

32. Mother (1926)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

7.5
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The Film Version Of Gorki's Great Story Of The 1905 Revolution

Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin | Stars: Vera Baranovskaya, Nikolay Batalov, Aleksandr Chistyakov, Anna Zemtsova

Votes: 2,250

33. The Heritage of Love (2016)

76 min | Action, Drama, Romance

4.6
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Andrey goes to Paris to visit the grave of his great-grandfather, who had been an officer in the White Army. On the headstone of the next grave, he notices the face of a young woman. He will see this face again.

Director: Yuriy Vasilev | Stars: Aleksandr Adabashyan, Aleksandr Baluev, Marat Basharov, Dima Bilan

Votes: 359

34. APOCALYPSE Stalin (2015– )

157 min | Documentary, History, War

7.8
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The rise of Stalin, from his early beginning as a bankrobber to the cold-blooded leader of the Soviet Union.

Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Doug Rand

Votes: 610

35. The Secret of Anastasia (1997 Video)

57 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

5.4
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A teenage girl living in the ruins of the Romanov's palace finds herself running from the Secret Police with her four magic instruments, who are all she has left of her family, whom she ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Lan | Stars: John Beach, Lisa DeSimone, Earl Hammond, Cynthia Harris

Votes: 153

36. Chapayev (1934)

93 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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This film is based on the book about Vasili Ivanovich Chapaev (1887 - 1919) who was in real life the Commander of the 25th Division of the Red Army. Chapaev is an uneducated peasant and a ... See full summary »

Directors: Sergey Vasilev, Georgi Vasilyev | Stars: Boris Babochkin, Leonid Kmit, Varvara Myasnikova, Boris Blinov

Votes: 1,052

37. Siberiade (1979)

206 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. Three generations try to find the land of ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Vitali Solomin, Sergey Shakurov, Natalya Andreychenko

Votes: 1,746

38. Last of the Czars (1996– )

Documentary

7.7
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Cycle of record films about life and death of the last Russian monarchs.

Stars: Linda Kenyon, Olga Barkovets, David Chavchavadze, Elizabeth Feodorovna

Votes: 23

39. 1914-1918 (1996– )

Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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A unique first-person narrative, sewn together from genuine testimonies of frontline soldiers.

Stars: Judi Dench, Salome Jens, Jürgen Prochnow, Michael York

Votes: 294

40. Knight Without Armor (1937)

Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.8
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After two years as a Czarist British agent posing as a Russian Commissar, he rescues a Russian countess from her Bolshevik captors.

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Robert Donat, Irene Vanbrugh, Herbert Lomas

Votes: 1,073

41. Battle of the Japan Sea (1969)

G | 128 min | Drama, History, War

6.6
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Japan and Russia clash in what comes to be known as the Russo-Japanese War. An attempt by the Japanese fleet and army to take Port Arthur fails, and a Russian fleet bears down on the Sea of Japan.

Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yûzô Kayama, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 152

42. Storm Over Asia (1928)

74 min | Drama, War

7.1
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In 1918 a simple Mongolian herdsman escapes to the hills after brawling with a western capitalist fur trader who cheats him. In 1920 he helps the partisans fight for the Soviets against the... See full summary »

Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin | Stars: I. Inkizhinov, I. Dedintsev, Valéry Inkijinoff, Aleksandr Chistyakov

Votes: 1,629

43. Arsenal (1929)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, War

7.2
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A soldier returns to Kiev after surviving a train crash and encounters clashes between nationalists and collectivists.

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Semyon Svashenko, Georgi Khorkov, Amvrosi Buchma, Dmitri Erdman

Votes: 1,572

44. The End of St. Petersburg (1927)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

7.3
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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 »

Directors: Vsevolod Pudovkin, Mikhail Doller | Stars: Aleksandr Chistyakov, Vera Baranovskaya, Ivan Chuvelyov, V. Obolensky

Votes: 1,359

45. Archangel (1990)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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68 Metascore

An amnesiac soldier, seeking his lost love, arrives in Archangel in northern Russia to help the townsfolk in their fight against the Bolsheviks, all quite unaware that the Great War ended three months ago.

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Michael Gottli, David Falkenburg, Michael O'Sullivan, Margaret Anne MacLeod

Votes: 1,132 | Gross: $0.03M

46. The Romanovs: An Imperial Family (2000)

140 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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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.

Director: Gleb Panfilov | Stars: Aleksandr Galibin, Lynda Bellingham, Vladimir Grachyov, Yuliya Novikova

Votes: 242

47. The Patriots (1933)

98 min | Drama, War

7.2
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Outskirts is an internationally renowned masterpiece of early sound cinema. In a remote Russian village during World War I, colorful and nuanced characters experience divided loyalties: ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Barnet | Stars: Aleksandr Chistyakov, Sergey Komarov, Yelena Kuzmina, Nikolay Bogolyubov

Votes: 826

48. The Volga Boatman (1926)

Passed | 120 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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During the Revolution Princess Vera, though betrothed to Prince Dimitri, is attracted to the peasant Feodor.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: William Boyd, Elinor Fair, Robert Edeson, Victor Varconi

Votes: 112 | Gross: $0.70M

49. Three Songs About Lenin (1934)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary

6.5
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Three anonymous songs about Lenin provide the basis for this documentary that celebrates the achievements of the Soviet Union and Lenin's role in creating them.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Stars: Dolores Ibárruri, Nadezhda Krupskaya, V.I. Lenin, Joseph Stalin

Votes: 597

50. Corto Maltese in Siberia (2002)

92 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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In 1918, civil wars are tearing Russia and China apart. Laconic adventurer Corto Maltese is hired by a Chinese secret society to capture a train that's taking Tzar's gold abroad. His friend Rasputin joins him, but only hell awaits them.

Director: Pascal Morelli | Stars: Richard Berry, Patrick Bouchitey, Barbara Schulz, Marie Trintignant

Votes: 1,277



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