Movies and TV shows set in st. petersburg russia

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in st. petersburg russia ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, atmospheric and stylized films and TV shows about / with russian, betrayal, love, death, storytelling, culture clash, dishonesty, society, mentor and nudity (full frontal - brief) plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in Russia, USA, UK and other countries.
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st. petersburg russia movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as st. petersburg russia: Catherine the Great (2015), Piter FM (2006), The Ninth (2019), The State Counsellor (2005), Ekaterina (2014), Beanpole (2019), Onegin (1999), The Marathon of Desires (2020), Brother (1997), Crime and Punishment (2002).

List of movies set in st. petersburg russia

Catherine the Great (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Catherine the Great from the time she came to Russia as the bride of the heir to the Russian throne.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, romantic ...
Plot: royal court, queen, empress, russian history, state affairs, power struggle, russian empire, lovers, betrayal, dishonesty, love, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 3K
Piter FM (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Lyrical story about two young people, Masha and Maxim, who have to decide what to do.
Style: light, captivating, touching, humorous, thought provoking
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: cell phone, stranger, loneliness, looking for love, fall in love, chance meeting, destiny, friendship, teenager, spring, hare krishna, telephone conversation ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, ussr
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 5.5
 1K
The Ninth (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Petersburg at the end of the 19th century was embraced by a massive enthusiasm for the occult sciences and esotericism. British medium Olivia Reed arrives in the capital of the Russian Empire on tour and gathers crowds of people at her public ...
Style: captivating, mysterious, atmospheric, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: investigation, black magic, occult, ritual, book of magic, past, serial killer, love, psychic power, medieval, killing spree, female nudity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: st. petersburg russia
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The State Counsellor (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Russia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Third film based on Boris Akunin's "Priklucheniya Erasta Petrovicha Fandorina" series of novels. On a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow general Khrapov was killed and no one else but Erast Petrovich is under suspicion because the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, russian empire, whodunit, terrorism, military, murder, murder investigation, crime investigation, crime solving, murder mystery, intrigue, political conspiracy ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia, moscow russia
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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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 7.2
 11K
Beanpole (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set in post-WWII Leningrad as two female soldiers return from war and attempt to rebuild their lives in the ravaged city.
Style: heartbreaking, rough, compassionate, art house, sad ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, euthanasia, female protagonist, devastation, life is a bitch, hopes, lesbian, city in ruins, survival, struggle for survival, hopelessness ...
Time: post world war two, year 1945, 1940s
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia, ussr
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 6.8
 8K
Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, romantic, sexy, realistic, breathtaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, forbidden love, fall in love, marriage, tragic love, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, unrequited love, inheritance, obsession, relationships ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: london, st. petersburg russia, russia, tokyo
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The Marathon of Desires (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hoping to change her life, Marina, a small town girl, embarks on a journey to a life coaching event. But an unexpected delay at a St. Petersburg airport sends her on a 24 hour comedic spree, which may ultimately provide her with the key to her ...
Style: light, entertaining, captivating, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: wish come true, happiness, mentor, desire, bucket list, change of luck, lifestyle change, male female relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, drastic change of life, relationships, changing lives ...
Place: st. petersburg 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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Crime and Punishment (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
Story: John Simm stars in this adaptation of Dostoyevsky's tragic masterpiece - a profound drama of redemption and a thrilling detective story of the soul.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, psychological, disturbing, psychotronic
Plot: murder, crime and punishment, murderer, criminal
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia
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Of Freaks and Men (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dariya the maid getting a boy to touch her large breast is just one incident that occurs when Yohan and Victor infiltrate two families, forcing young Liza and blind Ekaterina to appear in porn, but they are not so innocent themselves.
Style: serious, captivating, sexy, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: depravity, female nudity, voyeurism, obsession, corporal punishment, porn, freak, society, manipulation, sadist, transformation, sexual perversion ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, turn of the century, 20th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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 5.0
 908
Rasputin (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of Russian noblemen want to maintain the monarchy and plan to kill Rasputin.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, non-linear
Plot: imperial russia, empress, rise to the top, ambition, rise and fall, state affairs, society, political intrigue, royal court, clergy, conspiracy, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: st. petersburg russia, europe, russia
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Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Italy, a dying woman tells her granddaughter that she hid her treasure many years ago in Russia, in the city of Leningrad. Other people (who were around when she died) also learn about it. Thus several people arrive in Leningrad trying to find ...
Plot: summer, spy, lion, italian abroad, buried treasure, car chase, smoking, inheritance, death of mother, heiress, kgb agent, con artists ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, rome italy, russia, italy
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A Foreign Affair (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two brothers need household help after their Ma passes away. They decide to join a romance tour to Russia to find and bring home a traditionally minded wife.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, social
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: singleness, looking for love, lifestyle, unlikely couple, misfit, dealing with death, goofy hero, culture clash, eccentric family, couple relations, family life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 23K
Reds (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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: epic, political, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, politics, russian revolution, love triangle, communism, romance, adaptation, idealism, revolutionary, world war one, american abroad, political unrest ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, year 1917, 20th century, year 1918 ...
Place: russia, california, new york, st. petersburg russia, usa ...
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Assassins Run (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Maya becomes the target of the Russian mafia after her husband, a successful American businessman, is killed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, rescue, gangsters, ballet, kidnapping, frame up, track down, confined, woman in danger, crimes, twists and turns, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia
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 6.6
 3K
Francofonia (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the world-renowned museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on the relation between art, culture and power.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: art, nazi occupation, world war two, nazism, painter, museum, painting, evacuation, architecture, fear, shipwreck, war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939, year 1918, year 1959, year 1940 ...
Place: paris france, st. petersburg russia, france, germany, russia ...
Is relevant ?
 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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Eastern Promises (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
Style: neo noir, bleak, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, russian, russian mafia, rape, mob boss, prostitution, murder, brutality, crimes, child prostitute, twists and turns, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, st. petersburg russia, europe, scotland yard
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Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
Style: sexy, romantic, psychological, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: relationships, infidelity, romance, betrayal, beautiful scenery, cheating wife, age difference, death, love, culture clash, russian, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia
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Catherine the Great (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great.
Style: political, serious, realistic, epic, stylized ...
Plot: royal family, royalty, historical event, russian, ancient, colonialism, ambition, political intrigue, pregnant from rape, rape, society, head of state ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, ottoman empire, prussia
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 8K
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, tragic ending, touching ...
Plot: world war one, political unrest, russian history, battles, military, warship, destiny, russian empire, heroes, wartime life, against the odds, sea ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 21K
Russian Ark (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery
Country: Russia, Germany, Japan, Canada, Finland, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A French marquis wanders through a vast labyrinth of corridors, theaters and ballrooms at a reception for a Persian ambassador.
Style: non-linear, art house, lyrical, epic, captivating ...
Plot: russian history, museum, revolution, painting, time travel, surveillance, art, lifestyle, haunted by the past, culture clash, empress, russian ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: russia, tokyo, europe, ussr, st. petersburg russia
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Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An uninterrupted rehersal of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" played out by a company of actors. The setting is their run down theater with an unusable stage and crumbling ceiling. The play is shown act by act with the briefest of breaks to ...
Style: melancholic, sincere, cerebral, stylized, clever ...
Plot: theater, life philosophy, loneliness, relationships, character study, performance, artists and showbiz, family problems, human nature, art, existentialism, writers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century
Place: new york, new jersey, russia, usa, manhattan new york city ...
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 134
The Flood (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This is 1920: Sophia and Trofim Ivanytch have been living on Vassilievski Island, which is part of Petrograd, for thirteen years. In their house, which looks like a ship wreck, the atmosphere is gloomy. Sophia cannot have children and she is aware ...
Plot: stepfather stepdaughter relationship, disaster, childlessness, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, sex scene, husband wife relationship, marriage, flood, hospital, older man younger woman relationship, orphan, female masturbation ...
Time: 1920s
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 39K
Love and Death (1975)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: France, 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: surreal, humorous, witty, philosophical, parody ...
Plot: war, satire, irreverent, nothing goes right, love and romance, disorder, goofy hero, military, comedy of errors, fall in love, couple relations, napoleonic wars ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 1810s, 19th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 2K
The Stoker (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A shell-shocked Afghanistan war hero named Ivan Skryabin (Mikhail Skryabin) spends his days stoking the fire in a giant coal furnace. When he isn’t tending the flames, he keeps busy with other activities. He works on a historical novel. His adult ...
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: criminal, society, crimes, social problems, writers, writer's life, crime boss, social relations, russian mafia, coitus, nudity (full frontal - brief), hitman ...
Time: 90s
Place: st. petersburg russia
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The Iris Effect (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Dr. Sarah Hathaway hired private eyes trying to find her missing son, the painter Thomas, who ran away from their home ten years ago after a quarrel with her. She finds a clue in a catalog of a panting exhibition in San Petersburg ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: missing person, mind game, investigation, haunted by the past, uncover truth, estrangement, family relations, mystery, private detective, amateur detective, crimes, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, russia, st. petersburg russia
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 5.7
 2K
In Tranzit (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Nazi POWs suspected of heinous acts are locked up in a Soviet women's prison run by vengeful female guards. To weed out the guilty, the innocent must pay. Can supposed enemies turn into great loves? Based on a true post-World War II story, this ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wartime life, world war two, soldier, captivity, against humanity, life is a bitch, prison life, genocide, society, confined, heroes, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: russia, europe, st. petersburg russia, ussr
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Bullet to Beijing (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, Canada, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When long-time British agent Harry Palmer loses his job because the Cold War is over, he's promptly approached by a Russian bossman, Alex. In St. Petersburg Alex tells Harry of his plan for Russia's future, which is threatened because a ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biological warfare, spy, conspiracy, intrigue, kgb, secret agents, state affairs, political conspiracy, undercover, dishonesty, save the day, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, beijing china, asia, korea, europe ...
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