Russian movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant russian movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, visually appealing, harsh, suspenseful and stylized films and TV shows about / with russian, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, culture clash, betrayal, vengeance, brutality and murder plots mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres shot in USA, Russia, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as russian: The Americans (2013), Yuri!!! on Ice (2016), Can't Change the Meeting Place (1979), Brigada (2002), The Last Station (2009), The Return (2003), Eastern Promises (2007), Night Watch (2004), Stalker (1979), The Fool (2014).

List of russian movies

 8.4
 83K
The Americans (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI ...
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: undercover, cold war, kgb, secret agents, espionage, russian, parents and children, double life, fbi, working undercover, mole, double agent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., soviet union
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Yuri!!! on Ice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: Yūri Katsuki carried all of Japan's hopes on his shoulders to win at the Gran Prix Finale ice skating competition, but suffered a crushing defeat. He returns home to Kyushu and half feels like he wants to retire, and half feels like he wants ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, feel good, light
Plot: figure skating, russian, training, rivalry, skating, friendship, sport, coach, competition, teenager, tournament, romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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Can't Change the Meeting Place (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After WWII is over, a young officer Volodya Sharapov returns to Moscow to work in MUR - Moskovskiy Ugolovny Rozysk (Moscow Criminal Police). There he meets Gleb Zheglov who is a chief of a squad which fights organized crime. Their main task is to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post war, crimes, russian, crime, law enforcement, gang, soviet, undercover agent, police investigation, working undercover, gangsters, robbery ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
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 8.4
 10K
Brigada (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 750 min.
TV show
Story: Brigada, also known as Law of the Lawless, is a Russian 15-episode crime mini-series that debuted in 2002. It became very popular, but received mixed reviews due to accusations in aestheticization of violence. The miniseries follows the story of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: crimes, organized crime, mafia, criminal heroes, gang, crime boss, gangsters, russian, murder, mob boss, crime, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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The Last Station (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 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. The Countess Sofya, wife and muse to Leo Tolstoy, uses every trick of seduction on her ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, factual, touching ...
Plot: russian, family relations, love and romance, lifestyle, golden years, writer's life, parents and children, adultery, writers, betrayal, husband wife relationship, philosophy ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 8.0
 42K
The Return (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A story of two Russian boys whose father suddenly returns home after a 12-year absence. He takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a lake that turns into a test of manhood of almost mythic proportions.
Style: bleak, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: abusive father, russian, parents and children, brother, journey, overbearing parent, father son relationship, tragic event, coming of age, brother brother relationship, defiant, island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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Eastern Promises (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
Style: serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: gangsters, neo noir, mob boss, russian mafia, criminal heroes, murder, russian, investigation, organized crime, criminal's revenge, diary, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard, st. petersburg russia
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 6.4
 52K
Night Watch (2004)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, demons, witch, supernatural, vampire, supernatural power, curses spells and rituals, russian, death, chosen one, destiny, struggle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 1992, 1990s ...
Place: russia, eastern europe, europe, moscow russia
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 8.2
 116K
Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: philosophical, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy, art house ...
Plot: stalker, scientist, russian, wish come true, desire, post apocalypse, surrealism, future dystopia, human nature, society, escapades, heaven and hell ...
Place: russia
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 8.0
 12K
The Fool (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.
Style: suspense, bleak, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, society, moral dilemma, violence, corruption, rebellion, small town, russian, evacuation, lone hero, courage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, secret agents, espionage, mission, teamwork, frame up, top secret, courage, save the day, cia, undercover, terrorist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia, dubai, hungary, budapest, seattle ...
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 7.8
 43K
Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Lilya lives in poverty and dreams of a better life. Her mother moves to the United States and abandons her to her aunt, who neglects her. Lilya hangs out with her friends, Natasha and Volodya, who is suicidal. Desperate for money, she starts working ...
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, harsh, thought provoking ...
Plot: life is a bitch, prostitute, human trafficking, sexual abuse, poverty, rape, teenage prostitution, prostitution, downfall, social decay, teenage life, sex slavery ...
Place: sweden, europe, estonia, russia, denmark ...
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 6.4
 295K
Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, surprise ending, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, cia, female spy, espionage, double agent, spy, strong female lead, secret service, female assassin, agent as target, chase, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, soviet union, russia, washington d.c. ...
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 8.0
 17K
Brother (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Danila goes to his older brother to start a new life in Petersburg. His brother is a gangster and a killer, and he puts Danila into this criminal world asking him to kill someone.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: russian mafia, russian, crimes, hitman, criminal heroes, life philosophy, crime, life is a bitch, vigilante, organized crime, anti hero, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1997
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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 7.2
 112K
Anastasia (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This animated adventure retells the story of the lost daughter of Russia's last czar. The evil Rasputin places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia and her grandmother, Empress Maria, get separated. After growing up in an orphanage, ...
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, factual, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: princess, royal family, happy ending, adventure, cinderella story, childhood, good versus evil, family, memory loss, disney, hopes, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, paris france, france, europe
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 7.5
 31K
Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: epic, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, nazism, german, starvation, survival, holocaust, russian, military life, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
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 7.6
 17K
The Concert (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy, Romania, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A former world-famous conductor of the Bolshoï orchestra, known as "The Maëstro", Andreï Filipov had seen his career publicly broken by Leonid Brezhnev for hiring Jewish musicians and now works cleaning the concert hall where he once ...
Style: touching, feel good, captivating, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: classical music, russian, creativity, orchestra, music, concert, performance, prodigy, music band, redemption, hopes, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, russia, israel
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Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, semi serious, depressing, road movie ...
Plot: suicide, afterlife, depression, death, russian, purgatory, friendship, dealing with death, supernatural, starting over, love and romance, regret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, turkey
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 7.3
 110K
The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, epic ...
Plot: wilderness, freedom, survival, escape, prison escape, journey, gulag, pow, danger, war, camp, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, india, himalaya, asia, siberia ...
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 6.5
 103K
Safe (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been abducted, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, ex military, gunfight, protector, chase, tough heroes, fist fighting, on the run, organized crime, code, mafia, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 7.2
 138K
Defiance (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in ...
Style: emotional, epic, sincere, intense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, nazi, holocaust, survival, jewish, rebellion, partisan, camp, russian, jews, hopes, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1941, year 1942
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
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OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, suspense, talky ...
Plot: espionage, spy, secret agents, parody, french, secret service, secret agent, russian, adventure, farce, undercover, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: france, egypt, cairo egypt, middle east, usa ...
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A Dangerous Method (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina’s ...
Style: intellectual, psychological, sexy, philosophical, talky ...
Plot: psychiatrist, historical character, psychoanalysis, sexual perversion, patient, seduction, mentally unstable, spanking, insanity, psychology, mental illness, s&m ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, year 1912, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe, austria, zurich switzerland, central europe ...
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War, the Soviets – led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko – are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. After being captured and then escaping from them, Indy is coerced ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, entertaining, scenic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: archaeologist, adventure, treasure hunt, adventurer, treasure, archaeology, artifact, chase, heroes, sword fight, russian, good versus evil ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: latin america, peru, mexico city, nevada, connecticut ...
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 7.0
 719K
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his ...
Style: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, rivalry, scientist, russian, technology, billionaire, millionaire, revenge, adventure, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: malibu california, monaco, new mexico, monte carlo, new york ...
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Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.
Style: clever, realistic, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lgbt, prison life, prison, life turned upside down, women's prison, women in prison, perversion, gender, abuse, lesbian romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state, new york
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 7.8
 12K
Brother 2 (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Arriving in Moscow, Chechen veteran Danila (Sergei Bodrov Jr) meets Konstantin, an old friend who tells him that his twin brother has been forced into signing a crooked contract with a US ice hockey team. Soon after this meeting, Danila discovers ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful, bloody ...
Plot: mafia, anti hero, crimes, vengeance, crime, uncover truth, organized crime, russian, gangsters, anti heroes, who done it, russian mafia ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, russia, usa
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The Banishment (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A trip to the pastoral countryside reveals a dark, sinister reality for a family from the city.
Style: serious, emotional, melancholic, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, abortion, death, countryside, russian, pregnancy, crumbling marriage, adultery, misunderstanding, family bonds, relationships, family drama ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, russia
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How I Became Russian (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia, China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: To please the father of his bride is not an easy task. This problem is faced by the Chinese guy Pen, when he goes to Moscow for his love - Ira, without even knowing what a nightmare awaits him. After all, her father Anatoly is not at all ready to ...
Style: feel good, light, humorous, sincere
Plot: russian, son in law, interracial love, trial, chinaman, couple relations, father daughter relationship, winter
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 8.1
 80K
Solaris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: atmospheric, intellectual, art house, cerebral, psychedelic ...
Plot: space station, outer space, scientist, space travel, space and aliens, investigation, hallucination, astronaut, dreams, russian, back from the dead, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 70s
Place: soviet union, russia, tokyo
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