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, harsh, visually appealing, bleak and captivating films and TV shows about / with russian, storytelling, catastrophe, mentor, culture clash, dialogue, betrayal, brutality, death and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in Russia, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as russian: Lilya 4-Ever (2002), The Fool (2014), Eastern Promises (2007), The Last Station (2009), Salt (2010), Night Watch (2004), Can't Change the Meeting Place (1979), Stalingrad (1993), Brigada (2002), Yuri!!! on Ice (2016).

List of russian movies

 7.8
 46K
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, depressing, bad ending, serious, sad ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: prostitution, human trafficking, poverty, sexual abuse, suicide, life is a bitch, russian, teenage prostitution, prostitute, youth, rape, social decay ...
Place: sweden, europe, denmark, russia, eastern europe ...
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 8.0
 15K
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: realistic, suspense, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: fighting the system, russian, apartment building, courage, tragedy, society, rebellion, injustice, small town, corruption, moral dilemma, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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Eastern Promises (2007)
Genre: 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: neo noir, bleak, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, russian, russian mafia, rape, mob boss, prostitution, murder, brutality, crimes, child prostitute, twists and turns, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, st. petersburg russia, europe, scotland yard
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The Last Station (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, UK, 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, factual, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: russian, philosophy, adultery, betrayal, love and romance, family relations, golden years, lifestyle, writer's life, parents and children, art, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 6.4
 316K
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: exciting, suspense, serious, surprise ending, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, female protagonist, spy, strong female lead, secret service, double agent, chase, agent as target, female spy, russian, one woman army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, russia, washington d.c., north korea, usa ...
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 6.4
 54K
Night Watch (2004)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
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, dark fantasy, atmospheric, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, vampire, good versus evil, russian, curses spells and rituals, wizards, death, witchcraft, destiny, supernatural power, witch, twists and turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, 2000s, 90s ...
Place: russia, europe, eastern europe, moscow russia
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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, suspense, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian, crimes, post war, law enforcement, gang, rookie, undercover agent, working undercover, police investigation, murder mystery, criminal, criminal gang ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: ussr, russia, moscow russia
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 7.5
 35K
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: realistic, rough, gloomy, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, war, german, nazism, russian, soldier, survival, starvation, battles, military life, wehrmacht, eastern front ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, east germany, berlin germany, germany, poland ...
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 8.3
 11K
Brigada (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 52 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: russian mafia, organized crime, russian, crime boss, mob boss, criminal heroes, gangsters, gang, mafia, characters in danger, crimes, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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, captivating, light, yaoi, humorous ...
Plot: training, russian, rivalry, friendship, figure skating, dream, rise to the top, teenager, coach, skating, sport, gay ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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 7.8
 22K
Brother (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 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: suspenseful, disturbing, intellectual, realistic, rough ...
Plot: crimes, russian mafia, organized crime, russian, mafia, life is a bitch, friendship, brutality, vigilante, life philosophy, moral ambiguity, youth ...
Time: 90s, year 1997
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, ussr
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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: humorous, realistic, erotic, clever, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, prison life, lesbian relationship, life turned upside down, prison, strong female character, women in prison, violence, gender, women's prison, lesbian romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state, usa, new york
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 8.0
 92K
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: art house, atmospheric, psychedelic, cerebral, reflective ...
Plot: scientist, space travel, russian, space station, astronaut, dreams, space and aliens, immortality, science, loneliness, investigation, back from the dead ...
Time: 70s, future, distant future
Place: ussr, tokyo, russia
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 7.9
 46K
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, art house, thought provoking, cerebral, emotional ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, brother, russian, journey, survival, parents and children, father son relationship, abusive father, character study, overbearing parent, death, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: 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, entertaining, funny, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: russian, son in law, chinaman, interracial relations, interracial couple, court, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father in law, interracial romance, relationships, interracial love relationship, interracial love ...
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 7.3
 117K
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, realistic, epic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, escape, prison escape, freedom, war, journey, pow, desert, world war two, gulag, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: himalaya, russia, poland, germany, ussr ...
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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: road movie, humorous, surreal, dark, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, suicide, depression, road trip, death, hitchhiker, russian, friendship, on the road, suicide attempt, dealing with death, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, turkey
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 7.1
 125K
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, factual, captivating, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: princess, childhood, adventure, royal family, happy ending, good versus evil, family, hopes, disney, cinderella story, destiny, memory loss ...
Time: 20th century
Place: paris france, russia, france, europe
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The Banishment (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A trip to the pastoral countryside reveals a dark, sinister reality for a family from the city.
Style: surreal, melancholic, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: abortion, dysfunctional family, death, adultery, russian, family bonds, relationships, crumbling marriage, betrayal, brothers, countryside, hide and seek ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, europe, czech republic
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 6.7
 97
Sklifosovsky (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A series centered around a fictional hospital staff, and inspired by the name of a Moldovan surgeon - Nikolay Sklifosovsky.
Style: captivating, sincere, touching, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: medical, hospital, russian, doctor, workplace situations, male female relationship, medical student, coworker relationship, doctors and patients, doctors, nurse, illness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: russia
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 6.4
 823
The Bull (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1990s. Empty shelves in the shops, an economic abyss and criminal dramas that unfold literally at every corner. The young leader of a criminal gang Anton Bykov, with the nickname “Bull”, must make money in whatever way to provide for his ...
Style: realistic, tense, harsh, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian, violence, life is a bitch, crimes, corruption, brutality, police corruption, life philosophy, tough heroes, dishonesty, society, injustice ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
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 8.1
 135K
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, atmospheric, art house, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: stalker, post apocalypse, distopia, human nature, surrealism, wish come true, russian, society, escapades, future dystopia, existentialism, scientist ...
Time: future
Place: ussr, russia
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 7.5
 18K
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: feel good, touching, melancholic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: classical music, music, russian, creativity, redemption, orchestra, violinist, adaptation, performance, prodigy, music band, twists and turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, russia, europe, israel
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 6.5
 112K
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, stylized, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: organized crime, chase, lone hero, martial arts, gunfight, protector, ex military, on the run, justice, tough heroes, mafia, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, north america, brooklyn new york city, new york
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 7.5
 3K
The Italian (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in 2002, an abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family.
Style: sentimental, touching, harsh, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: orphan, orphanage, youth, russian, coming of age, children, friendship, boy, adolescence, family relations, self discovery, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, 2000s, 70s
Place: russia, tokyo, italy, europe
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 7.6
 54K
Leviathan (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: 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.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, depressing, atmospheric, meditative ...
Plot: lawyer, adultery, corruption, infidelity, alcoholic, small town, alcohol abuse, justice, courtroom, drunk, unhappy wife, corrupt mayor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia
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 7.2
 373K
The Equalizer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: serious, suspense, exciting, brutal, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, corruption, hitman, gunfight, loner, assassin, lone hero, one man army, organized crime, tough heroes, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: boston, russia, moscow russia, usa, massachusetts
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 7.3
 114K
Crimson Tide (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, realistic, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, nuclear threat, cold war, navy, military, russian, spy, u.s. navy, nuclear bomb, nuclear war, save the day, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, pacific ocean, alabama, mediterranean sea
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 7.9
 77K
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie play two protagonists who in fact love each other ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: world war one, communism, love triangle, deportation, revolution, war, rape, train, poet, wartime, betrayal, love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1940s, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: russia, ussr, moscow russia
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 6.2
 171K
Hitman (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The best-selling videogame, Hitman, roars to life with both barrels blazing in this hardcore action-thriller starring Timothy Olyphant. A genetically engineered assassin with deadly aim, known only as "Agent 47" eliminates strategic ...
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hitman, killer, sniper, assassin, one man army, assassination, revenge, fight scenes, crimes, cia, fistfight, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ussr, europe, nigeria, st. petersburg russia, london ...
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