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, suspense, exciting and melancholic films and TV shows about / with russian, mentor, culture clash, catastrophe, dialogue, brutality, betrayal, danger, runaway and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in USA, Russia, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as russia: The Method (2015), Enemy at the Gates (2001), The Barber of Siberia (1998), Crimson Tide (1995), Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), The Last Station (2009), Love and Death (1975), A Good Day to Die Hard (2013), Devil's Pass (2013), Born American (1986).

List of movies set in russia

 7.5
 1K
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: suspenseful, psychological, thought provoking, rough, tense ...
Plot: investigation, serial killer, human nature, haunted by the past, murder, crimes, good versus evil, redemption, vengeance, mental illness, betrayal, danger ...
Place: russia
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The Geographer Drank His Globe Away (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
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: gloomy, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: teachers and students, river, camping, teaching, school, adultery, alcohol abuse, introspection, high school, self discovery, schoolboy, canoe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: 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: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, captivating ...
Plot: sniper, military, nazism, assassination, war, friendship, nazi officer, love triangle, trap, jewish, jealousy, mind game ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
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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, realistic, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: couple relations, love triangle, romance, exile, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, soldier, interracial relations, love affair ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, siberia, moscow russia
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 7.3
 90K
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, u.s. navy, mutiny, torpedo, sonar, moral dilemma, aircraft carrier, radio, underwater, danger, super powers ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, mediterranean sea, pacific ocean, alabama
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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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, sniper, conspiracy, surveillance, murder, terrorism, secret agents, terrorist, analyst, undercover, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2003 ...
Place: russia, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania, afghanistan, big ben london ...
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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: emotional, sentimental, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: russian, secretary, golden years, writer's life, artists and showbiz, elderly, couples, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, oldtimer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 7.8
 32K
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: clever, humorous, witty, surreal, not serious ...
Plot: duel, execution, parody, farce, angel, suicide attempt, comedy of errors, war, nothing goes right, couples, napoleon, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg 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, career, midlife crisis, working class, women, happiness, love story, couple relations, illegitimate child, women in society, life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1958 ...
Place: russia, moscow russia, soviet union, new jersey, china
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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, rough, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cia, car chase, courthouse, bomb, escape, heroes, one man army, nuclear threat, master criminal, partners against crime, agent, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia, langley virginia
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 5.7
 19K
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, filmmaking, found footage, ancient mystery, uncover truth, isolation, mutant, hiking, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1980
Place: russia, antarctica
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prison, politics, kgb, false accusation, prison life, life is a bitch, confined, espionage, chases and races, danger, state affairs, prison escape ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, finland, helsinki finland, new jersey
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 8.0
 37K
The Return (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: russian, island, coming of age, on the road, boy, return, journal, speedo, abusive father, parents and children, innocence lost, vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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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, adventurer, odd couple, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, escapades, goofy hero, chase, dishonesty, partners, cons and scams ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: russia, soviet union
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 8.0
 17K
Fail-Safe (1964)
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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: bleak, suspense, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, military, politics, atomic bomb, bomber, apocalypse, danger, u.s. air force, nuclear threat, nuclear holocaust, fighting the system, nuclear ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: russia, new york, pentagon, usa, soviet union ...
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 6.2
 56K
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, stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: romance, one last job, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, fall in love, master thief, gas, on the run, mistaken identity, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, england, europe
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 5.6
 12K
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, ghost, murder, farm, adoption, isolation, gory, supernatural, insanity, mystery, twin brother, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia, new jersey
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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: tense, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: sent to the past, youth, friends, adventure, danger, time machine, gunfight, escapades, government agent, runaway, catastrophe, crimes ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr
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 6.1
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Real Boys (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Story: Normal, ordinary Russian guy Kohl could not decide between the life "on the region" and the world of the Permian elite society. Throughout the series it offers a fascinating and funny stories.
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, tense, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, sitcom, parents and children, petty criminal, videotaping, urban, media, crumbling relationship, reconciliation, tv show, crimes, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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 8.2
 16K
War & Peace (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 379 min.
Story: Sumptuous BBC mini-series following the fortunes and the rise and fall of five aristocratic families in the waning days of imperial Russia.
Style: captivating, epic, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: war, society, love and romance, state affairs, aristocracy, couple relations, love story, wartime life, fall in love, courage, battle, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: 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: epic, emotional, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, betrayal, civil war, rape, infidelity, missing person, romance, couple relations, war, love affair, tragic love, love triangle ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: russia
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 7.1
 99K
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, family, good versus evil, love and romance, destiny, childhood, hopes, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, france, europe, paris france
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Peter the Great (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
Story: This is the story of Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the efforts of Peter in transforming Russia in an "all ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: war, leadership, royal court, royal family, state affairs, ego clash, rise to the top, ambition, heroes, fight for supremacy, family feud, ruler ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: russia, dungeon
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Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to 16th century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible goes into the year 1973.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, adventure, time machine, changing the past or future, fish out of water, race against time, comedy of errors, goofy hero, disorder, misfit partners, escapades, misfit ...
Time: 16th century, year 1973
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
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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, stylized, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: jewish, dancing, gypsy, singer, village, soldier, adoption, anti semitism, romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, united kingdom ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, russia, france, europe, usa ...
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 8.4
 8K
Brigada (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 750 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: mafia, gang, criminal heroes, buddies, crimes, russian, crime, gangsters, organized crime, murder, characters in danger, political corruption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 7.0
 3K
Pu-239 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A worker at a Russian nuclear facility gets exposed to a lethal dose of radiation. In order to provide for his family, he steals some plutonium and sets out to sell it on Moscow's black market with the help of an incompetent criminal.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: black market, plutonium, terminal illness, criminal heroes, anti heroes, crime, fugitives, gangsters, manhunt, on the run, race against time, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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 8.0
 7K
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: bleak, atmospheric, dark, suspense, tense ...
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, violence, lone hero, moral dilemma, corruption, small town, rebellion, courage, catastrophe, evacuation, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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 6.8
 7K
Admiral (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is a story of a great love facing the greatest drama of the history of Russia. Admiral Kolchak is a true war hero and beloved husband and father. One day he meets Anna, the love of his life and the wife of his best friend. The revolution in his ...
Style: realistic, serious, dramatic, based on true events, tragic ending ...
Plot: political unrest, destiny, state affairs, politics, against the odds, russian civil war, russian history, russian revolution, red army, warship, admiral, love affair ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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 4.1
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Mandroid (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, scary, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, androids and robots, laboratory, supernatural, deadly, imaginary, rivalry, a.i., benign alien, deadly creature, espionage, investigation ...
Place: russia, romania
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