Movies and TV shows set in russia

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in russia ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, harsh and suspense films and TV shows about / with mentor, russian, dialogue, catastrophe, betrayal, culture clash, runaway, brutality, chase and adaptation plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in USA, Russia, UK and other countries.
russia movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as russia: Policeman from Rublevka (2016), The Barber of Siberia (1998), Enemy at the Gates (2001), Love and Death (1975), The Last Station (2009), Reds (1981), The Man Who Cried (2000), The Method (2015), Chernobyl: Exclusion Zone (2014), Anastasia (1997).

List of movies set in russia

The Geographer Drank His Globe Away (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Victor Sluzhkin signs on as a teacher of geography in a secondary school in his native Perm (in the Urals) and gets lost in a haze of hard vodka, desperate love for a nymphet-like student and the stress of educating teenagers. Geographer, as the ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adultery, teachers and students, alcohol abuse, school, youth, hopes, introspection, teacher, friendship, teacher student relationship, infatuation, flirting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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Policeman from Rublevka (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: Russia
Story: The television tragicomic story about a young guy named Grisha Izmailov, who became a policeman and was called to protect peace and order in the most elite area of ​​the city of Moscow and the Russian Federation. The guy has to investigate the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, funny, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escapades, friendship, police investigation, practical joke, law enforcement, corrupt police, money, prostitute, party, pistol, sex, police
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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The Barber of Siberia (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia, France, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental steam-driven timber harvester in the wilds of Siberia. Jane is his assistant. On her travels, she meets two men who would change her life ...
Style: epic, emotional, romantic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: couple relations, love triangle, exile, unfulfilled love, romance, soldier, love affair, military officer, love story, cadet, self sacrifice, military academy ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, siberia, moscow russia
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Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, Ireland, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, military, nazism, friendship, war, assassination, battle zone, heroes, trap, rivalry, elimination, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
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Love and Death (1975)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen's cowardice serves him well when he hides in a cannon and is shot ...
Style: intellectual, humorous, witty, surreal, not serious ...
Plot: execution, duel, war, nothing goes right, love and romance, parody, fall in love, couple relations, goofy hero, military, disorder, comedy of errors ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg 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, love and romance, family relations, writer's life, golden years, parents and children, lifestyle, adultery, betrayal, husband wife relationship, philosophy, secretary ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Reds (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
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: serious, tense, captivating, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: russian revolution, politics, journalism, love triangle, romance, idealism, political unrest, revolution, rebelliousness, love affair, writer's life, couple relations ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: russia, new york, usa, middle east, france ...
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The Man Who Cried (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young refugee travels from Russia to America in search of her lost father and falls in love with a gypsy horseman.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, intense, emotional ...
Plot: anti semitism, adoption, culture clash, fall in love, love and romance, social relations, parents and children, family relations, society, lifestyle, ethnic, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: russia, england, france, europe, usa ...
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The Method (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 53 min.
Story: The main character is an extraordinary and mysterious person, at the same time, he (Rodion Meglin) is an outstanding inspector. Rodion is used to work alone in order to keep the secrecy of his unusual method. Young graduate Esenya Steklova is ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, betrayal, good versus evil, human nature, haunted by the past, murder, crimes, uncover truth, life is a bitch, mental illness, danger ...
Place: russia
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Chernobyl: Exclusion Zone (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
Story: 5 youths give chase after a man who has stolen 8 million rubles from them. The man reveals on his video blog his intention to travel to Chernobyl. With every kilometer the journey of the heroes becomes more dangerous and confusing.
Style: exciting, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: sent to the past, friends, adventure, time machine, youth, danger, gunfight, escapades, betrayal, government agent, catastrophe, runaway ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr
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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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: princess, royal family, adventure, cinderella story, memory loss, good versus evil, family, childhood, love and romance, destiny, hopes, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, france, europe, paris france
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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, sniper, espionage, terrorism, conspiracy, surveillance, murder, helicopter, undercover, race against time, analyst, terrorist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2001 ...
Place: russia, manhattan new york city, big ben london, afghanistan, moscow russia ...
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Doctor Zhivago (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 226 min.
Story: 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 still married when he meets Lara. Their love story is unfolding against ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, epic
Plot: forbidden love, missing person, betrayal, infidelity, tragic love, rebelliousness, couple relations, love triangle, rebellion, romance, political unrest, love affair ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: russia
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, military, radio, danger, navy, nuclear threat, moral dilemma, aircraft carrier, mutiny, torpedo, u.s. navy, cold war ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, pacific ocean, mediterranean sea, alabama
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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: atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, witch, vampire, curses spells and rituals, russian, chosen one, destiny, struggle, supernatural power, death, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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The Saint (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Ivan Tretiak, Russian Mafia boss who wants to create an oil crisis in Moscow and seize power as a result sends Simon Templar, great international criminal, to England to get a secret formula for cold fusion from U.S. scientist Emma Russell. Templar ...
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one last job, romance, intrigue, mistaken identity, disorder, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, drugs/alcohol, chases and races, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, england, europe
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A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, finds himself for the first time on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cia, car chase, one man army, nuclear threat, courthouse, bomb, escape, heroes, danger, save the day, tough law enforcer, the underworld ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, langley virginia, moscow russia
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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 150 min.
Story: This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, women, career, midlife crisis, working class, couple relations, happiness, love story, illegitimate child, women in society, unwed mother ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, china, new jersey
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Born American (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Finland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three American students vacationing in Finland, cross the border into Russia for fun of it. When they are spotted by the Russian soldiers who are shooting to kill, it's not fun anymore. Captured and thrown in jail, they find it's not fun ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prison, kgb, politics, espionage, false accusation, danger, chases and races, state affairs, confined, life is a bitch, prison life, prison escape ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, finland, helsinki finland, new jersey
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Fail-Safe (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring. Director Sidney Lumet gives an atmospheric ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, politics, military, danger, nuclear holocaust, race against time, nuclear threat, apocalypse, atomic bomb, bomber, nuclear, u.s. air force ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: russia, new york, usa, pentagon, alaska ...
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The Twelve Chairs (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commisars in Russia. Both he and the local priest find that the family jewels were hidden in a chair, one of a set of twelve. They return separately ...
Style: witty, satirical, stylized, talky, philosophical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, treasure hunt, chase, adventurer, odd couple, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, goofy hero, escapades, dishonesty, partners, cons and scams ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: russia, soviet union
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Devil's Pass (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five young filmmakers retrace the steps of a doomed group of hikers in pursuit of an unsolvable mystery.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, snow, supernatural, danger, isolation, found footage, time travel, uncover truth, filmmaking, mutant, ancient mystery, radiation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1980
Place: russia, antarctica
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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, serious, tense, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: russian, coming of age, island, fear, on the road, vacation, speedo, journal, abusive father, return, boy, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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The Abandoned (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A film producer who was adopted as a baby and sent to America, returns to her native Russia and the family farm. Once there, strange things begin to happen including the disappearance of her guide, the manifestation of ghosts (including her own!) ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, adoption, ghost, farm, murder, isolation, supernatural, gory, confined, danger, woman in danger, survival ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia, new jersey
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Peculiarities of the National Hunt (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Finn preparing a work on the Russian hunting traditions and customs, comes to Russia to collect materials and is invited to take part in a hunting party. His flamboyant companions include an Army general, with more than a passing resemblance to ...
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: disorder, countryside, chaos and mayhem, male camaraderie, drunkenness, border guard, hunting, hunting party, shooting, dream, friendship, nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, finland
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The Darkest Hour (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race which has attacked Earth via our power supply.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, apocalypse, space and aliens, danger, on the run, deadly, alien, survival, end of the world, self sacrifice, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia, mcdonald's restaurant
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Mandroid (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In his hidden laboratory deep in Russia, Dr. Karl Zimmer has invented the Mandroid, a humanoid robot which follows the motions of a man in a special control suit. He has offered the invention to the USA, who have sent Smith and Wait from the CIA for ...
Style: exciting, scary, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, chaos, supernatural, space travel, espionage, deadly creature, chases and races, deadly, alien encounter, disorder, man versus machine, undercover ...
Place: russia, romania
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You and I (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two teenage girls, Janie who is American and Lana who is Russian, fall in love after meeting at a t.A.T.u concert and are swept into a dangerous world of obsession, drug abuse and murder.
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, photographer, lesbian, underwear, manager, nightclub, jail, concert, abuse, coming of age, gays and lesbians, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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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, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: friendship, society, love and romance, golden years, master and servant, family relations, family life, friends, sauna, farm, winter, thirty something ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: russia, saint petersburg, rome italy, india, moscow russia ...
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A Young Doctor's Notebook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 23 min.
Story: A young doctor who has graduated at the top of his class from the Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry is thrust out into an isolated and impoverished country side as the village's only doctor. As he learns to adapt to his new ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, clever, witty, humorous ...
Plot: nurse, addiction, doctors and patients, self destructing, hospital, village, diary, drug addict, morphine, winter, doctor, surgery ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: russia, medical school, europe
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