Movies and TV shows set in saint petersburg

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in saint petersburg ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, sentimental and talky films and TV shows about / with friendship, betrayal, dishonesty, family relations, love and romance, husband wife relationship, society, catastrophe, runaway and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in Russia, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as saint petersburg: Brother (1997), About Love (2017), Elephant (2019), Assassins Run (2013), Trust (1976), Italians (2009), The Last Soviet Movie (2003), I Know How to Knit (2016), Long Way North (2015), The Demons of St. Petersburg (2008).

List of movies set in saint petersburg

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, hitman, crimes, criminal heroes, life philosophy, crime, life is a bitch, vigilante, organized crime, anti hero, brutality ...
Time: 90s, year 1997, 1990s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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About Love (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Beautiful Nina lives happily married, as she saw it, with intelligent Alexandr, professor of Sinology. But the debt for the mortgage begins to disturb the relationship of spouses. One day she meets Sergey, the head of the bank where her husband has ...
Style: sexy, emotional, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: extramarital affair, adultery, infidelity, dishonesty, forbidden love, breakup, cheating wife, female nudity, punched in the stomach, umbrella, handshake, sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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Elephant (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 79 min.
Story: In the center of the plot children's writer Valentin Shubin, accustomed to live in seclusion. His books about the elephant Mishka, written in his youth, enjoyed great success both at home and abroad. A series of random events causes a new surge ...
Plot: love hate, writers, weirdo, illness, love hate relationship, older man younger woman relationship, unlikely friendships, emptiness, satire, eccentricity, writing, depression ...
Place: saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia
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Assassins Run (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Maya becomes the target of the Russian mafia after her husband, a successful American businessman, is killed.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, prison life, rescue, gangsters, ballet, frame up, kidnapping, betrayal, confined, crimes, woman in danger, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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Trust (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland, Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Film is based on the facts of history about the declaration of independence of the Republic of Finland from Russia. The Grand Duchy of Finland was an autonomous part of the Russian Empire until 1917, when the Russian revolution caused the fall of ...
Plot: russian revolution, socialism, male female relationship, czar, demonstration, communist, political prisoner, independence, revolution, world war one, revolutionary, bolshevik ...
Time: 1890s, year 1917, 1910s, 1900s
Place: soviet union, finland, germany, st. petersburg russia, russia ...
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Italians (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film consists of two episodes, telling two different stories about two different countries.
Plot: ferrari, desert, oasis, hijab, car race, dentist, prison, car, limousine
Place: st. petersburg russia, dubai, saint petersburg
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The Last Soviet Movie (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, History, Romance, War
Country: Latvia, Austria
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Spoof of Soviet epics
Plot: male female relationship, communism, revolution, coming of age, fish out of water, wolf
Place: saint petersburg, siberia, soviet union, st. petersburg russia
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I Know How to Knit (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 74 min.
Story: The story of Tanya, who is suddenly hit by a feeling that her existence is hopelessly devoid of meaning, is set in St. Petersburg. The city landscape provides the backdrop for Tanya's ups and downs as she takes drastic action, gets into scrapes ...
Plot: suicide attempt, depression, diary, solitude, farce, insane, mental institution, insanity, hiding place
Place: st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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Long Way North (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, Denmark, Belgium, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: 1892, Saint Petersburg. Sasha, a young Russian aristocrat, has always been fascinated by her grandfather's life as an adventurer. A renowned explorer, he designed a magnificent arctic ship, but he hasn't returned from his last expedition ...
Style: exciting, captivating, touching, tense
Plot: journey, ship, coming of age, search, sea captain, dog, teenager, adventure, family relations, danger, family, friendship ...
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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The Demons of St. Petersburg (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: St. Petersburg, 1860. A member of the imperial family is assassinated. A few days later, the writer F├źdor Michajlovic Dostoevskij meets with Gusiev, a young man committed to a psychiatric hospital. Gusiev confesses that he took part in the ...
Plot: epilepsy, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, writers, poet, night
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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Catherine the Great (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great.
Style: realistic, serious, epic, stylized
Plot: breasts, political intrigue, ambition, palace intrigue, cinderella story, fall in love, royal family, couple relations, royal court, love triangle, uninhibited rivalry, empress ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, prussia, saint petersburg, ottoman empire
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Soulless (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's a story of 29-year-old top-manager Max who is really sure he is absolutely successful. All his life is around earning and spending money. But one day he meet a girl who is from another, real, world. And his own world starts to crash down.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, dramatic, emotional ...
Plot: fall in love, materialism, love and romance, social differences, banker, self discovery, youth, opposites attract, twentysomething life, bittersweet, high society, manager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
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Anna Karenina (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Style: stylized, emotional, sentimental, colourful, surreal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, aristocracy, cuckold, infidelity, tragic love, suicide, depression, love triangle, family relations, age difference, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, moscow russia, europe
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Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.
Style: exciting, touching, fairy tale, witty, colourful ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, christmas, adventure, childhood, friendship, legends and myths, santa claus, belief, holiday, imaginary, dreams ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, new york, saint petersburg
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A Night Before Christmas (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Funny story about how on Christmas Eve in the Ukrainian village of beguiled the devil and how mighty Vakula managed to overcome evil spirits, and to take his bride to the king's slippers. A screen adaptation of Nikolai Gogol "The Night ...
Style: romantic, sincere, touching, sentimental
Plot: winter, village, witch, blacksmith, night, love, demon, proposal, couple relations, pride and honor, wooing, pride ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ukraine, russia, saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia
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Tom Sawyer (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Musical, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and witnessing a murder.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: small town, friendship, adventurer, adventure, mischievous children, young heroes, family, escapades, pets, disorder, life turned upside down, power relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, missouri, usa, mississippi river, saint petersburg ...
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The State Counsellor (2005)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Russia
Duration: 191 min.
Story: 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 Erast Petrovich is under suspicion because the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, whodunit, terrorism, crime, crimes, russian empire, murder, train, danger, political intrigue, romancing a criminal, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
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Of Freaks and Men (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 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.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: female nudity, corporal punishment, voyeurism, depravity, freak, pornographer, sadist, porn, sexual perversion, manipulations, manipulation, society ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s
Place: russia, saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia
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Russian Dolls (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, lesbian, romance, lifestyle, love triangle, looking for love, understanding, writer's life, old love, model, birthday, screenwriter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: paris france, london, france, europe, russia ...
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Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, unfulfillment, love and romance, unfulfilled love, couple relations, love affair, obsession, tragic love, unrequited love, countryside, book ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
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Oblomov (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
Story: St. Petersburg, mid 19th century: the indolent, middle-aged Oblomov lives in a flat with his older servant, Zakhar. He sleeps much of the day, dreaming of his childhood on his parents' estate. His boyhood companion, Stoltz, now an energetic and ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sleeping, family relations, friendship, friends, family life, master and servant, golden years, love and romance, society, memory, dream, courage ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: russia, saint petersburg, rome italy, moscow russia, india ...
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Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Italy, a dying woman tells her granddaughter that she hid her treasure many years ago in Russia, in the city of Leningrad. Other people (who were around when she died) also learn about it. Thus several people arrive in Leningrad trying to find ...
Plot: mafioso, red car, treasure, kiss, falling in love, lion, buried treasure, cigar, overalls, kgb agent, inheritance, smoking ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, rome italy, saint petersburg, italy, russia
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Cold Souls (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul Giamatti stars as himself, agonizing over his interpretation of "Uncle Vanya." Paralyzed by anxiety, he stumbles upon a solution via a New Yorker article about a high-tech company promising to alleviate suffering by extracting souls. ...
Style: surreal, clever, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, life turned upside down, actor's life, disorder, self discovery, lifestyle, hopes, introspection, husband wife relationship, existentialism, soul selling, depression ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg ...
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Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
Style: sexy, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, family relations, tragic love, love triangle, cheating wife, age difference, romance, betrayal, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, moscow russia
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Tom Sawyer (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Germany, Romania
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Sawyer (LOUIS HOFMANN) has a head full of pranks and drives when he invents is not just a new adventure, preferably around with his best buddy Huck Finn (LEON SEIDEL) - much to the chagrin of his Aunt Polly (HEIKE MAKATSCH) with Tom and his ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, young heroes, adventurer, buddies, prank, adolescence vs adulthood, false accusation, child's point of view, cave, escapades, friendship, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, missouri, saint petersburg, america, st. petersburg russia
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Raspoutine (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of Russian noblemen want to maintain the monarchy and plan to kill Rasputin.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, non-linear
Plot: rise to the top, empress, ambition, rise and fall, society, state affairs, political intrigue, royal court, clergy, battle, battles, conspiracy ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s
Place: russia, europe, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1980)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 26 min.
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Story: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a Japanese anime series, directed by Hiroshi Sait├┤ which was aired in 1980. It is based on the well-known and popular novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. The series was broadcast on the World ...
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, buddies, mischievous children, heroes, rebellion, misfit, young heroes, adventure, coming of age, youth, escapades, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, saint petersburg, missouri ...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Romance
Country: Romania, France, West Germany
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, coming of age, buddies, young heroes, misfit, adventure, mischievous children, heroes, rebellion, youth, young at heart, step siblings ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, saint petersburg, missouri ...
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Reds (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 195 min.
Story: A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Style: sentimental, captivating, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: russian revolution, world war one, love triangle, journalism, politics, romance, political unrest, writer's life, couple relations, love affair, infidelity, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1917 ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, soviet union, portland oregon ...
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Nirvana (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Young Alisa is fed up with her life in Moscow, and moves to St. Petersburg. Her roommates in the collective flat are two junkies, Vel and her boyfriend Valera the Dead Man. First they fight, but soon the two women form a friendship. Together they ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, rough, touching, captivating ...
Plot: neo noir, love triangle, friendship, life is a bitch, escapades, drugs/alcohol, hopes, drug abuse, redemption, addiction, urban, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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