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, visually appealing, suspenseful, harsh and tense films and TV shows about / with mentor, brutality, betrayal, catastrophe, death, culture clash, chase, russian, dialogue and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in Russia, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as russia: The Saint (1997), The Method (2015), The Last Station (2009), Love and Death (1975), Anastasia (1997), Detective Anna (2016), Kurt Seyit and Şura (2014), The Return (2003), The Fool (2014), The Darkest Hour (2011).

List of movies set in russia

 6.2
 65K
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, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one last job, spy, thief, politics, on the run, romance, espionage, woman in danger, mistaken identity, fall in love, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, england, europe, berlin germany, london
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 7.4
 3K
The 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: suspense, psychological, exciting, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, mental illness, serial killer, danger, psychosis, murder, haunted by the past, brutality, crimes, human nature, uncover truth, good versus evil ...
Time: year 2015
Place: 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, family relations, love and romance, golden years, lifestyle, writer's life, parents and children, adultery, betrayal, husband wife relationship, philosophy, secretary ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th 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, serious, gloomy, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: alcohol abuse, teachers and students, adultery, teacher, school, teacher student relationship, youth, hopes, introspection, friendship, infatuation, flirting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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 7.7
 37K
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, parody, surreal ...
Plot: duel, execution, war, love and romance, nothing goes right, fall in love, couple relations, comedy of errors, disorder, goofy hero, military, anti heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 70s, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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 7.2
 116K
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, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: princess, royal family, happy ending, cinderella story, adventure, disney, good versus evil, childhood, family, memory loss, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, paris france, france, europe
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 8.0
 513
Detective Anna (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: Nineteen-year-old Anna, living at the end of the nineteenth century in the town of Zatonsk, unexpectedly discovers that she possesses supernatural powers. The spirits of the dead literally haunt her, begging to help. Aided by her visions, Anna ...
Style: captivating, mysterious, twists and turns, breathtaking, intellectual ...
Plot: investigation, female detective, murder, supernatural ability, ghost, partners against crime, death, clairvoyance, romance, danger, family relations, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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Kurt Seyit and Şura (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 46 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, deception, jealousy, hopes, nobleman, betrayal, trust, romance, wedding, soldier, love and romance ...
Time: future
Place: turkey, russia, istanbul turkey
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 8.0
 44K
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, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: abusive father, brother, russian, parents and children, journey, overbearing parent, father son relationship, tragic event, coming of age, brother brother relationship, defiant, island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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 8.0
 13K
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: serious, suspense, bleak, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, society, dishonesty, corruption, rebellion, small town, russian, moral dilemma, courage, apartment building, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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, light, feel good, funny, mad ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, time machine, adventure, fish out of water, comedy of errors, inventor, changing the past or future, escapades, race against time, impostor, goofy hero, misfit partners ...
Time: year 1973, 16th century
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, ussr
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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: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, post apocalypse, end of the world, survival, demolished city, invisibility, american abroad, electricity, creature, chaos, apocalypse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, 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, touching, realistic, lyrical, intense ...
Plot: anti semitism, family relations, adoption, culture clash, love and romance, fall in love, gypsy, world war two, society, lifestyle, parents and children, ethnic ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: russia, england, france, paris france, europe ...
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 5.7
 24K
Devil's Pass (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia, Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five young filmmakers retrace the steps of a doomed group of hikers in pursuit of an unsolvable mystery.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, snow, ancient mystery, supernatural, uncover truth, danger, legends and myths, deadly, found footage, mutant, time travel, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1980
Place: russia, antarctica
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 7.5
 33K
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: epic, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, nazism, german, survival, starvation, russian, military life, battles, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943, year 1942
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
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 6.5
 639
Poor Nastya (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Poor Nastya is a Russian telenovela originally aired from 31 October 2003 to 30 April 2004 on the STS. Based on the imperial setting of the 19th century, the series reached international success and was shown in Ukraine, China, Israel, Serbia, ...
Style: touching, romantic, sincere, sentimental
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, love hate relationship, nobility, intrigue, dream girl, emperor, unspoken love, love at first sight, girl heroine, russian history, mystery, palace intrigue ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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 6.6
 164K
RED 2 (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, secret agents, cia agent, hitman, mercenary, espionage, spy, agent, secret service, nuclear, drugs/alcohol, top secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia, england, usa, paris france, washington d.c. ...
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 7.2
 531
Anna Karenina (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: To help her brother mend his failing marriage, young Russian beauty Anna Karenina - who's married to eminent nobleman Alexei Karenin - leaves St. Petersburg for Moscow, where she meets the dashing Count Vronsky. They soon fall madly in love, ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dishonesty, betrayal, tragic hero, tragic love, infidelity, breakup, love affair, couple relations, destructive relationship, dysfunctional family, love triangle, social differences ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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, not serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: hunting, hunter, countryside, disorder, chaos and mayhem, male camaraderie, drunkenness, alcohol abuse, hunting party, dream, shooting, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, finland
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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: sentimental, touching, uplifting, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, life, soviet, midlife crisis, couple relations, career, women, women in society, happiness, female friendship, working class ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: russia, moscow russia, soviet union, ussr, new jersey ...
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 6.9
 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: teenage love, teenage life, youth, first love, fall in love, love and romance, society, friendship, shyness, school, unfulfillment, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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 7.1
 7K
Bummer (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Corrupt cops, street gangs, "Bratki" in "Bummers" (BMWs) steal and "Merins" (Mercedeses), angry truck drivers, beautiful women and death are what four friends in a black Bummer who go on a mission from one region of ...
Style: tense, serious, road movie, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, russian mafia, crimes, gangsters, murder, disorder, crime gone awry, corrupt law enforcer, dishonesty, intrigue, crime, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
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, hidden treasure, chase, odd couple, obsessive quest, adventurer, nothing goes right, dishonesty, goofy hero, escapades, partners ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: russia, soviet union, ussr
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 8.1
 1K
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, touching, lyrical, sentimental ...
Plot: russian empire, russian history, palace intrigue, empress, royal court, royal family, loveless marriage, coup d'etat, heir to the throne, queen, intrigue, imperial russia ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Chernobyl: Exclusion Zone (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, sent to the past, time machine, adventure, youth, multiple storylines, danger, gunfight, escapades, betrayal, crimes, runaway ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr
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 7.3
 22K
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: serious, sentimental, captivating, tense, 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 1918 ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, ussr, washington d.c. ...
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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, touching, romantic, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, exile, unfulfilled love, cadet, romance, couple relations, soldier, love affair, love story, self sacrifice, destiny, life philosophy ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, siberia, moscow russia
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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, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, secret agents, espionage, terrorism, sniper, conspiracy, undercover, undercover agent, surveillance, political conspiracy, murder, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, september 11 2001, year 2001 ...
Place: russia, london, manhattan new york city, afghanistan, pennsylvania ...
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A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cia, car chase, danger, heroes, agent, escape, bomb, one man army, partners against crime, save the day, heroic mission, snitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia, moscow russia, langley virginia, new york, chernobyl
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Born American (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Finland
Duration: 95 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: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: prison, kgb, politics, false accusation, espionage, prison life, confined, life is a bitch, state affairs, danger, blood, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, finland, helsinki finland, ussr, soviet union ...
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