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 serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking, stylized and suspense films and TV shows about / with russian, mentor, betrayal, catastrophe, death, danger, brutality, dialogue, storytelling and dishonesty plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in Russia, UK, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as russia: 14+ (2015), The Last Station (2009), The Fool (2014), The Cold Summer of 1953 (1988), Method (2015), Doctor Zhivago (2002), Transsiberian (2008), Fail-Safe (1964), War & Peace (2016), Sleepers (2017).

List of movies set in russia

 7.0
 2K
14+ (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Alex glides his mouse tenderly over online images of Vika. He has been smitten ever since he saw her with her friends and cannot get her out of his head. Now he has found Vika’s profile online and has learned a lot about her. Vika has no idea ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, teenage life, first love, teenage love, fall in love, love and romance, society, school, shyness, friendship, fire, teenage sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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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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 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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The Cold Summer of 1953 (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1953, the year Stalin died, many prisoners (some political, but mostly common criminals) were released from the Soviet Gulags. This is the story of a remote settlement which was under attack by a bunch of these recently-released blood-thirsty ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold weather, village life, gang, injustice, village, life is a bitch, fighting crime, down on your luck, rivalry, ex convict, death, violence ...
Time: year 1953, 50s
Place: russia, ussr, siberia, moscow russia
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 7.3
 3K
Method (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
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, suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mental illness, haunted by the past, twists and turns, murder, psychosis, crimes, human nature, uncover truth, brutality, good versus evil ...
Time: year 2015
Place: russia
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Doctor Zhivago (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 226 min.
TV show
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, captivating, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: forbidden love, infidelity, tragic love, rape, missing person, love triangle, betrayal, love affair, rebelliousness, rebellion, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 6.6
 53K
Transsiberian (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Lithuania
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.
Style: suspense, twist ending, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: train, travel, murder, drugs, snow, twists and turns, murder mystery, death, crimes, couples, winter, train travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, china, moscow russia, siberia
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 8.0
 23K
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, political, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, politics, nuclear war, nuclear threat, u.s. air force, nuclear holocaust, military, atomic bomb, race against time, nuclear, apocalypse, disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967
Place: russia, pentagon, new york, usa, moscow russia ...
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 8.1
 24K
War & Peace (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 380 min.
TV show
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, emotional ...
Plot: imperial russia, society, napoleonic wars, inheritance, love story, love and romance, wartime life, illegitimate son, courage, aristocracy, fall in love, family ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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 5.6
 201
Sleepers (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: The film's plot unfolds in 2013 during a period of aggravation of the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, the complication of the foreign policy situation in Europe and covers the events of several weeks, during which the Russian ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, tense, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: cia agent, spy, cia, agent, law enforcement, politics, investigation, officer, police officer, terrorist attack, friendship, corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia, middle east, europe, north africa
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 7.6
 5K
The Thief (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1946, a soldier fathers a child then dies before its birth. Jump to 1952: on a train, the child and his mother meet a handsome soldier who makes a play for her. She accepts. Posing as a married family, the soldier finds them a rooming house where ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, gloomy, meditative ...
Plot: coming of age, betrayal, russian, death, soldier, family relations, crimes, parents and children, cons and scams, hospital, transformation, catastrophe ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 1940s, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: russia, new jersey, siberia, black sea
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The Darkest Hour (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
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: suspense, futuristic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, post apocalypse, end of the world, evil alien, creature, monster, apocalypse, demolished city, disaster, chase, alien, humanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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, psychological, thought provoking, cynical, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: alcohol abuse, teachers and students, adultery, teacher, school, friendship, introspection, hopes, youth, flirting, infatuation, teacher student relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, ussr
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 6.2
 69K
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, sexy, suspense, humorous, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, romance, master thief, gangsters, love, winter, one last job, on the run, assassin, chase, technology ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, berlin germany, europe, england, london
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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: lyrical, intense, serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, anti semitism, culture clash, gypsy, love story, adaptation, wartime, secrets, adoption, family relations, holocaust, jewish ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: russia, england, paris france, france, poland ...
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Dead Man's Bluff (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sergei and Simon have to deliver a suitcase full of heroin to Mikhalych or else they will be killed. There is one minor detail: the only problem-solving technique they are familiar with is a shot in the head. There are more than 20 Russian-movie ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian mafia, frame up, russian roulette, dark humor, crimes, crime gone awry, rivalry, police corruption, gangsters, criminal heroes, heroin, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
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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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 8.1
 2K
Ekaterina (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The life of the Russian Empress Ekaterina II (Catherine the Great), a German born princess who came to Russia as bride for the young Peter III, chosen by his aunt Elisabeth, and who, once she came into power, transformed the Russian empire.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, sentimental, touching, lyrical ...
Plot: royal family, russian empire, palace intrigue, russian history, empress, coup d'etat, imperial russia, royal court, nobility, political conspiracy, nobleman, royalty ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Heart of a Dog (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Old Prof. Preobrazhensky and his young colleague Dr. Bormental inserted the human's hypophysis into a dog's brain. Couple of weeks later the dog became "human looking". The main question is "Is anybody who is looking like a ...
Style: satirical, philosophical, cerebral, thought provoking, intellectual ...
Plot: life philosophy, medical experiment, experiment gone awry, dog, communism, society, obsession, psychiatry, adaptation, humanity, idealism, mentor ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr, eastern europe
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 7.6
 2K
Silver Spoon (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Forced to become an apprentice cop, cocky playboy Igor finds he's got a knack for police work. But his job soon takes him down a dark personal path.
Style: serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wealth, investigation, crimes, love triangle, clubbing, rivalry, friendship, nightclub, murder, partying, betrayal, frame up ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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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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 6.5
 451
The Dead Lake (2019)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Experienced Moscow police officer Maksim Pokrovskiy is sent to Northern Russia to investigate the murder of the local Oligarch's daughter.
Style: tense, melancholic, suspenseful, suspense, rough
Plot: murder, police, society, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, death, violence, vengeance, adaptation, life is a bitch, religion ...
Place: russia
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 7.8
 12K
The Island (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, cerebral, breathtaking, meditative ...
Plot: redemption, christian, loneliness, life philosophy, solitude, religion, monk, forgiveness, monastery, island, hopes, sin ...
Time: future
Place: russia
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Kurt Seyit and Şura (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A Turkish lieutenant and the daughter of Russian nobles fight for their love against forces of family and social expectation and historical events.
Style: captivating, romantic, realistic
Plot: friendship, marriage, betrayal, wedding, jealousy, nobleman, trust, soldier, romance, world war one, hopes, marriage proposal ...
Time: future, post world war one
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey, russia
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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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 6.6
 101K
Anna Karenina (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
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, colourful, talky, surreal ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, imperial russia, infidelity, romance, suicide, aristocracy, love triangle, depression, love, adultery, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s, 1930s, 1870s ...
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, europe
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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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 7.1
 2K
Live! (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Early autumn, godforsaken Russian countryside. A local hunter Michail witnesses a skirmish in the middle of the forest - three men want to kill the forth, Andrey. Kind-hearted Michail helps Andrey escape and together they run from the villains who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: moral dilemma, rescue, criminal heroes, crimes, odd couple, on the run, chase, hunter, forest, graphic violence, countryside, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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 5.8
 2K
Fidelity (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Lena is a talented midwife and gynaecologist, her husband Serezha is an actor at a provincial drama theatre. They are close and gentle with each other, but there is no sex. Lena suspects that Serezha has an affair, but she worries quietly and does ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, melancholic, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sexual relations, unsimulated sex, jealousy, family relations, extramarital affair, female nudity, looking for sex, cheating wife, explicit sex, lust, male nudity, sex ...
Time: 21st century
Place: russia, ussr
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 6.5
 3K
The Edge (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The action takes place shortly after the end of the Second World War in the Siberian hinterland, among Russians and Germans with damaged personal stories and a strange transformation: the victors seem to be crawling into the skins of the defeated, ...
Style: realistic, bleak, captivating, tense, rough ...
Plot: gulag, soldier, rivalry, prison life, prisoner of war camp, pow, captivity, world war two, confined, wilderness, train, winter ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, post world war two
Place: russia, ussr
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