Movies and TV shows set in ukraine

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in ukraine ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, rough and exciting films and TV shows about / with death, danger, violence, society, murder, escapades, heroes, family relations, ukrainian and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Action and History genres shot in Ukraine, USA, Russia and other countries.
ukraine movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ukraine: Cyborgs (2017), Bitter Harvest (2017), Chernobyl (2019), Everything Is Illuminated (2005), Chernobyl Diaries (2012), With Fire and Sword (1999), Taras Bulba (1962), Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965), The Rising Hawk (2019), Inseparable (2013).

List of movies set in ukraine

Cyborgs (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 112 min.
Story: ‘The Cyborgs’ is re-telling the recent history of Ukraine – the legendary fight for Donetsk Airport in 2014 during Russian invasion. The freedom fighters from various divisions of Ukrainian army and volunteer battalions took a 242-days stand ...
Style: rough, brutal, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: heroes, soldier, death, heroism, friends, friendship, vengeance, courage, mentor, violence, murder, freedom ...
Time: year 2014
Place: ukraine, europe, eastern europe
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Bitter Harvest (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set between the two World Wars and based on true historical events, Bitter Harvest conveys the untold story of the Holodomor, the genocidal famine engineered by the tyrant Joseph Stalin. The film displays a powerful tale of love, honour, rebellion ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: genocide, hunger, peasant, love, brutality, adaptation, life is a bitch, society, couples, violence, greed, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ukraine
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Chernobyl (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 330 min.
TV show
Story: A dramatization of the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl. A tale of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.
Style: thought provoking, dark, heartbreaking, harsh, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: radiation, radiation poisoning, nuclear power plant, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, nuclear explosion, nuclear reactor, scientist, save the day, salvation, rescue mission, accident ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, 20th century
Place: ussr, chernobyl, ukraine, russia, moscow russia ...
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Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A film based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, in which a young Jewish American man endeavors—with the help of eccentric, distant relatives—to find the woman who saved his grandfather ...
Style: tragicomedy, touching, sincere, sentimental, clever ...
Plot: culture clash, collector, jewish, journey, on the road, friendship, anti semitism, holocaust, human nature, dog, prejudice, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, europe, kiev ukraine, eastern europe, berlin germany
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Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of six tourists looking to go off the beaten path, hire an 'extreme tour guide'. Ignoring warnings, he takes them into the city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, but a deserted town since ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: stranded, abandoned building, tourist, mutant, nuclear power plant, abandoned city, radiation, death, survival, virus, zombie, brutality ...
Place: chernobyl, ukraine, kiev ukraine, london, rome italy ...
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With Fire and Sword (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In the mid-17th century, Poland was the largest, most democratic, and most tolerant country in Europe. However, a tragic civil war brought about the gradual decline of the once glorious republic...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: cossack, military, polish, battles, love affair, heroes, rebellion, rivalry, love triangle, culture clash, political unrest, politics ...
Time: 17th century
Place: poland, ukraine, europe
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Taras Bulba (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Cossacks of Eastern Europe join the Poles to rid the Turks from the Steps of Europe. In return for their aid, the Poles agree to give control of the Steps to the Cossacks. After the battle, however, the Poles back out of their agreement and ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: cossack, heroes, battles, forbidden love, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, military, unfulfillment, rebellion, adventure, love and romance, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe, russia, kiev ukraine ...
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Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a Carpathian village, Ivan falls in love with Marichka, the daughter of his father's killer. When tragedy befalls her, his grief lasts months; finally he rejoins the colorful life around him, marrying Palagna. She wants children but his mind ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, emotional, stylized, epic ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, family feud, wizards and magicians, romance, adventure, couple relations, couples, rivalry, forbidden love, hopes, village, true love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: ukraine, europe
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The Rising Hawk (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Ukraine, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Mongol Empire had grown to the largest the world had ever known. It's armies now laid siege to much of Eastern Europe. A small village fights for freedom in the frontier landscape of the Carpathian Mountains.
Style: stylized, epic, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, free will, heroes, army, betrayal, escapades, death, leadership, freedom, family relations, lifestyle, friendship ...
Time: 13th century
Place: ukraine
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Inseparable (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 159 min.
TV show
Story: It's April of 1986. Pripyat, Ukraine. A core meltdown occurred at Reactor 4 of the Chernobyl Power Plant. Over thirty people died during the blast but the estimated death toll as a result of the radiation fallout will reach a four-digit number. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: radiation, nuclear power plant, catastrophe, love, evacuation, radiation sickness, accident, tragedy, robbery, helicopter, forced abortion, disaster
Time: year 1986
Place: ussr, ukraine
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Land of Oblivion (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Ukraine, Poland, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tchernobyl, 1986, a few hours before the disaster. Piotr and Anya's wedding is interrupted by a fire at the power station.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, touching, gloomy
Plot: evacuation, radiation, dealing with death, small town, accident, nuclear power plant, tour guide, wedding party, dead animal, radiation poisoning, firefighter, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1986
Place: ukraine
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Import Export (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A nurse from the Ukraine searches for a better life in the West, while an unemployed security guard from Austria heads East for the same reason. Both are looking for work, a new beginning, an existence, struggling to believe in themselves, to find a ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, bleak, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, life is a bitch, self discovery, job seeking, misfit, hopes, immigrants, illegal prostitution, emigrant, nudity (full frontal - brief), nurse, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ukraine, austria, europe, central europe, eastern europe
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The Tribe (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ukraine, Netherlands
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Deaf mute Sergey enters a specialized boarding school for deaf-and-dumb. In this new place, he needs to find his way through the hierarchy of the school’s network dealing with crimes and prostitution, the Tribe. By taking part of several ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, tense, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mute or deaf, prostitute, misfit, boarding school, juvenile delinquency, sexual intercourse, bullying, gang, abortion, crimes, young lovers, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, kiev ukraine
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Crazy Wedding (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vasyl Seredyuk - head of the local Museum - having sent his daughter Katya to a french university, never expected the outcome: a month ago she informed him that she is getting married to a French heart surgeon François. Since then Vasyl’s proud ...
Style: light, humorous, funny, entertaining, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, father dislikes daughter's boyfriend, interracial couple, engaged couple, culture clash, stereotypes, father in law son in law relationship, love and romance, racist, father daughter relationship, wedding preparations and rituals, protective father ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ukraine
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Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine's Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: cossack, battles, rebelliousness, heroes, political unrest, leadership, society, sword fight, parent child relationship, state affairs, parents and children, father son relationship ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
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Kingdom of Swords (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is the story about man who had a great way. His adventures and losses, his life make you to be surprised. We invite you in the middle ages - a times of darkness, of heroes, of big power and of eternity love.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: heroes, leadership, betrayal, battles, escapades, death, sword fight, rage, sale, danger
Time: 13th century
Place: ukraine
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Winter of The Braves (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 1918 Ukraine. Patriotic students, protagonists of the film, get ready to defend Kyiv and fight heroically in the Battle of Kruty. On this historical background reveals the story of the Savytskyi family - the general of Ukraine's ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, epic
Plot: self sacrifice, prejudice, society, army, tragedy, betrayal, propaganda, courage, life philosophy, life, relationships, unfulfillment ...
Time: year 1918
Place: ukraine, eastern europe
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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: sentimental, touching, romantic, sincere
Plot: winter, witch, village, night, blacksmith, love, russian empire, demon, countryside, destiny, society, pride ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ukraine, russia, st. petersburg russia
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The Alien Girl (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 1990s. Gangster Kiev. A team of four men is assigned to deliver a girl from Prague, nicknamed "The Stranger." As the sister of a recently arrested criminal called Babai, her testimony could damage some important people.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, brutality, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, murder, love, kidnapping, witnessing a crime, violence, mafia, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ukraine, czech republic, russia, europe, eastern europe ...
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Viy (1967)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in the church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.
Style: scary, dark fantasy, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, supernatural ability, church, escapades, evil dead, clergy, surrealism, priest, monster ...
Place: russia, ukraine, kiev ukraine
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Forbidden Empire (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Early 18th century. Cartographer Jonathan Green undertakes a scientific voyage from Europe to the East. Having passed through Transylvania and crossed the Carpathian Mountains, he finds himself in a small village lost in impassible woods. Nothing ...
Style: dark fantasy, twists and turns, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, supernatural, witchcraft, demon, church, mysticism, remote village, good versus evil, deadly creature, escapades, religion versus science, folklore ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ukraine, europe
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Creed II (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Follows Adonis Creed's life inside and outside of the ring as he deals with new found fame, issues with his family, and his continuing quest to become a champion.
Style: inspirational, uplifting, captivating, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, boxing, comeback, champion, courage, human spirit, training, coach, sports hero, bravery, boxing trainer, haunted by the past ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ukraine, kiev ukraine, los angeles, new york, las vegas ...
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Ghoul (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Ukraine
Duration: 86 min.
Story: GHOUL is a supernatural horror film involving the real life story of the Soviet Union's most violent serial killer, Andrei Chikatilo. Three Americans travel to the Ukraine to film a documentary about the cannibalism epidemic that swept through ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, ghost, confined, cannibalism, ogre, found footage, cannibal, trapped, filmmaking, supernatural, strong violent content, seance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ukraine
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What Men Talk About (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Four old friends - Kamil, Lesha, Sasha and Slava - all well-to-do professionals in their late 30s embarking on a two days road trip from Moscow to Odessa. They wish to escape the metropolis and the everyday routine of work, family and girlfriends to ...
Style: humorous, talky, realistic, semi serious, contemplative
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friends, vacation, friendship, battle of the sexes, buddies, on the road, thirty something, family relations, middle aged, infidelity, divorce, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ukraine, russia, europe
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Liquidation (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 1946. World War II is over, but it doesn't mean that there is no one to fight with. The post-war city of Odessa is ruled by serial killer prison-escapees and former Nazi collaborators. Fallen into disfavor, Marshal Zhoukov is sent ...
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: fighting crime, saboteur, gang, crime boss, murder, crimes, showdown, military officer, organized crime, outlaw gang, criminal, crime spree ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s
Place: ukraine
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U311 Cherkasy (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The crew of Ukrainian NAVY minesweeper U311 "Cherkasy" is resisting seizure of the vessel by Russian army in Crimea in 2014.
Style: thought provoking, enigmatic, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: navy, death, occupation, violence, war, courage, heroism, heroes, betrayal, vengeance, hate, murder ...
Time: year 2013, year 2014
Place: crimea, ukraine, eastern europe, russia, black sea
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Battle for Sevastopol (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ukraine, Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The breakout of the war shatters the world of a young student, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, forcing her to enlist in the army in 1941. The maiden turns out to be a natural-born sniper, her impressive skill and prowess make her stand out among men and women ...
Style: dramatic, realistic, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: female protagonist, sniper, female soldier, wartime, woman, world war two, nazi, post traumatic stress disorder, strong female lead, battlefield, great patriotic war, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: ussr, ukraine, chicago illinois, usa, russia
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Synevir (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Famous lake in Carpathian mountains -- lake Synevir -- is known for its rich history throughout the hundreds of years as a place of mystical unexplained events. There is a group of students who decided to spend a weekend at the lake. They did not ...
Style: disturbing, exciting, suspenseful, enigmatic
Plot: lake, supernatural, student, brother sister relationship, monster, legend, tourist, forest
Place: ukraine
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Mr. Jones (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland, UK, Ukraine
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1933, Welsh journalist Gareth Jones travels to Ukraine, where he experiences the horrors of a famine. Everywhere he goes he meets henchmen of the Soviet secret service who are determined to prevent news about the catastrophe from getting out. ...
Plot: journalist, genocide, journalism, hunger, communism, cannibalism, josef stalin, freeze to death, mystery, investigative journalism, money raising, jazz club ...
Time: 1930s, year 1935, year 1933, year 1957, pre world war two
Place: ussr, ukraine, london, germany, berlin germany ...
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The Apocalypse Code (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Terrorist Jaffad Ben Zayidi steals four nuclear bombs from a sunken American submarine and hides them in four major cities throughout the world. The charges can be activated by an 11-digit code. Zayidi dies and his accomplice, nicknamed "The ...
Style: exciting, captivating, futuristic, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, special agents, good versus evil, escapades, adventure, rivalry, russian, spy, heroine, one man army, vengeance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, italy, norway, malaysia, paris france ...
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