Soviet movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant soviet movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, feel good, realistic, captivating, semi serious and sincere films and TV shows about / with soviet, love and romance, family relations, friendship, society, love, husband wife relationship, russian, farce and fall in love plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in Soviet Union, Russia, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as soviet: The Shield and the Sword (1968), Kin-dza-dza! (1986), Can't Change the Meeting Place (1979), Striped Trip (1961), The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972), Twelve Chairs (1971), The Diamond Arm (1969), Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (1967), Office Romance (1977), Ambush (1969).

List of soviet movies

Only Old Men Are Going to Battle (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bogdan Titarenko is very talented pilot and brave leader of "Singing group". He also must look after some new cadets and fight together with them against German Luftwaffe planes. Close to Bogdan always are his friends, they are all from ...
Style: rough, sentimental, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, soviet, aerial combat, aviation, great patriotic war, love, fighter plane, camaraderie, patriotism, life & death, friendship between men, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ukraine, ussr, russia
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The Shield and the Sword (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany
Duration: 344 min.
Story: Soviet spy film , based on a novel by Vadim Kozhevnikov, who was Secretary of the Soviet Writers' Union.
Plot: soviet, third reich, world war two, spy, secret agent, secret agents, soviet spy, concentration camp, recruitment, internment camp, nazism, general ...
Time: 1940s
Place: soviet union, russia
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The Mystery of the Third Planet (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 48 min.
Story: At the end of the 22nd century Alisa Seleznyova, her father Professor Seleznyov and pilot Zelyony go on a space expedition to find rare animals for Moscow Zoo. On the way they seem to encounter a mysterious conspiracy led by Doctor Verhovtsev ...
Style: entertaining, suspense, tense, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: space and aliens, space travel, adventure, outer space, family, animal life, soviet, invisibility, mystery, spacecraft, invisible, talking animals ...
Time: future, 80s, 22nd century
Place: russia, europe, moscow russia
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 8.1
 11K
Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The story takes place on the desert planet "Pluke" in the "Kin-dza-dza" galaxy, where two Soviet humans previously unknown to each other ("Uncle Vova", a gruff construction foreman from Moscow, and "The ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, humorous, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: desert, alien, distopia, society, satire, alien encounter, totalitarianism, social differences, teleportation, soviet, outer space, absurdism ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, poland
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Can't Change the Meeting Place (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After WWII is over, a young officer Volodya Sharapov returns to Moscow to work in MUR - Moskovskiy Ugolovny Rozysk (Moscow Criminal Police). There he meets Gleb Zheglov who is a chief of a squad which fights organized crime. Their main task is to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, post war, russian, crime, law enforcement, gang, undercover agent, police investigation, working undercover, robbery, rookie, gangsters ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
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 7.4
 2K
Striped Trip (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Action, Adventure, Family
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Soviet cruise ship "Evgeni Onegin" is carrying cages with tigers and lions for a Soviet Circus. One loose monkey unlocks all cages, letting the tigers and lions out. Poor passengers and crew have no place to run. The captain abandons his ...
Style: sweet, romantic, humorous, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: tiger, sea voyage, ship, soviet, animal training, fall in love, human animal relationship, love interest, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, strong female lead, danger ...
Place: soviet union, russia
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The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal ...
Style: based on true events, disturbing, epic, tragic ending, serious ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, great patriotic war, military, war, soviet army, heroic mission, military life, wartime life, battles, soviet, survival ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia, soviet union
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Twelve Chairs (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 159 min.
Story: A former aristocrat Ippolit Vorobyaninov leads a miserable life in Soviet Russia. His mother-in-law reveals a secret to him - she hid family diamonds in one of the twelve chairs they once had. Vorobyaninov in cooperation with a young con artist ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, exciting, cynical ...
Plot: con artists, treasure, partners, crimes, treasure hunt, soviet, jewelry, furniture, escapades, adventure, cons and scams, improv ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union
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The Diamond Arm (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Semyon Gorbunkov goes on a cruise with a smuggler on board. In Istanbul, he slips and breaks his arm. What he didn't know is that this was a signal for the gang of smugglers.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, funny, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: smuggling, cons and scams, undercover agent, nothing goes right, farce, mistaken identity, gem, police station, goofy hero, chases and races, disorder, police investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, russia, istanbul turkey
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Operation 'Y' & Other Shurik's Adventures (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film consists of three independent parts: "Workmate", "Déjà vu" and "Operation Y". The plot follows the adventures of Shurik (alternative spelling — Shourick), the naive and nerdy Soviet student who often gets ...
Style: feel good, light, humorous, witty, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: construction worker, student, misfit partners, goofy hero, nothing goes right, exam, construction site, rivalry, warehouse, burglary, workplace, community service ...
Time: 60s, 1950s, 50s
Place: soviet union, russia
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Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In this comic but dated story, nerdy Shurik travels to Caucas in search of native legends and folklore. But what he finds is a beautiful girl whom, due to intoxication and deceit of the local "gang", he ends up literally stealing for the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: kidnapped woman, student, corrupt official, soviet, couple relations, love affair, criminal gang, social relations, human relationship, love and romance, uncle niece relationship, save the lady ...
Place: soviet union, caucasus, russia
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Office Romance (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Anatoli Yefremovich Novoseltsev works in a statistics institution, whose director is an unattractive and bossy woman. An old friend of his, Yuri Grigorievich Samokhvalov, who gets appointed assistant director of the institution, wants to make ...
Style: feel good, funny, light, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: office romance, female boss, boss and employee, unlikely couple, love affair, single father, relationship vs career, social relations, soviet, heterosexuality, clerk, statistics ...
Time: 70s
Place: soviet union, moscow russia, russia
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The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath! (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 192 min.
Story: A group of old friends have a tradition of going to a public bathing house on New Years eve. Occasionally too much vodka and beer makes two of them unconscious. The problem is that one of them (Sasha) has to go to Leningrad but another one (Zhenya) ...
Style: feel good, witty, light, humorous, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: disorder, love triangle, love and romance, fall in love, new year, couple relations, farce, comedy of errors, unfulfillment, drunken man, social satire, nothing goes right ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, soviet union, moscow 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: sentimental, touching, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, women, midlife crisis, life, career, couple relations, women in society, happiness, love story, working class, unwed mother ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, year 1958, 1950s ...
Place: russia, moscow russia, soviet union, china, new jersey
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Ambush (1969)
Genre: Mystery, Western
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Kirghiz adventure film combining documentary and fictional elements.
Plot: soviet, border guard, enemy, traitor, eastern, entrapment, murder
Time: 1920s
Place: soviet union
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Vasiliy Stalin (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine
Duration: 53 min.
Story: General lieutenant at 26, a womanizer and a booze-hound, Vasily Stalin has always lived a life too scandalous for the Soviet Union and yet too insignificant to ever escape the shadow of his larger-then-life father. The dictator's sudden death ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, melancholic, disturbing, exciting
Plot: josef stalin, aviator, pilot, dictator, father son relationship, world war two, binge drinking, alcoholic, red army, war crime, soviet, stalinism ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: soviet union, ussr, moscow russia
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Gagarin: First in Space (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The film is dedicated to the first steps of mankind on the path of space exploration and direct the fate of the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. The main motif - the fight for the right to be first: the competition in the first cosmonaut, competition ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, serious, exciting
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, folk hero, follow your dream, rise to the top, russian history, ambition, escapades, workplace, space mission, military ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: russia, soviet union
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Devil's 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: psychological, tense, suspense, disturbing, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: hunger, genocide, peasant, couples, brutality, life is a bitch, danger, love, society, adaptation, soviet, family relations ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ukraine
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The Far Side of the Moon (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After the death of his mother, a man tries to discover a meaning to his life, to the universe and to rebuild a relationship with the only family he has left: his brother.
Style: psychological, serious, clever, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: space travel, lifestyle, astronaut, self discovery, estrangement, family problems, human nature, introspection, brother brother relationship, universe, space exploration, science ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: canada, russia, montreal, quebec, montreal quebec
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Amphibian Man (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 96 min.
Story: People living at the seashore town are frightened by reports about the unknown creature called "the sea devil." Nobody knows what it is, but it's really a son of a doctor Salvator. The doctor performed a surgery on his son and now ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: underwater, hidden identity, superhuman powers, swimming, social misfits, love and romance, lovers apart, romance, unfulfilled love, tragic love, greed, mermaid ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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Walking the Streets of Moscow (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 78 min.
Story: "I Am Walking Along Moscow" aka "Ya Shagayu Po Moskve" (1963) is a charming lyrical comedy directed by Georgi Daneliya in 1963 that was nominated for Golden Palm at Cannes Film Festival. Daneliya proved that it is possible to ...
Style: sincere, humorous, sentimental, nostalgic
Plot: army, fiancee, military enlistment, wedding, soviet, friendship, society, love and romance, family relations, walking in the rain, uniform, criminal ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Wedding in Malinovka (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie takes place during Russia's civil war between the Reds (Bolsheviks) and the Whites (Mensheviks). Andrejka and Yarinka are a young betrothed couple in the village of Malinovka, caught between the battle lines. Gritsian is the leader of ...
Style: humorous, suspense, captivating, tense
Audience: family outing
Plot: undercover agent, wedding, couples, family relations, love and romance, husband wife relationship, brutality, violence, family, father son relationship, soviet, russian civil war ...
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The Adventures of the Electronic (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 215 min.
Story: Professor Gromov constructs a robot called Electronic, which looks exactly like Sergey Syroezhkibn, a 6-grader from one of Odessa (USSR) schools. The robot also acts a lot like a human, and its dream is to become a real man. Electronic escapes from ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, sincere, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: robot, criminal gang, escape, manhunt, social relations, runaway, teenagers, escapades, friendship, supportive friend, goodhearted, soviet ...
Place: russia
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White Sun of the Desert (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The setting is the east shore of the Caspian Sea (today's Turkmenistan) where the Red Army soldier Fyodor Sukhov has been fighting the Civil War in Russian Asia for a number of years. After being hospitalised and then demobbed, he sets off home ...
Style: serious, exciting, sincere, entertaining
Plot: desert, civil war, red army, culture clash, leadership, soldier, husband wife relationship, heroes, adventure, society, justice, homesickness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1910s
Place: asia, russia, soviet union
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 6.5
 4K
Frosty (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A fairy tale about a conceited young man and a young woman with a tyrannical step-mother, who must overcome magical trials in order to be together.
Style: fairy tale, feel good, atmospheric, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: winter, magic, family relations, family, parent child relationship, wizards and magicians, selfishness, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, jealousy, youth, love and romance ...
Place: russia
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 7.9
 3K
Afonya (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The 1975 film by Georgi Daneliya "Afonya" was an unexpected commercial hit in USSR. The main character "Afonya" Borshev is a plumber, who spends his life partying with "buddies", many of whom he doesn't even ...
Style: satirical, sincere, funny, ironic
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, social satire, love, bribery, middle aged man, friendship, plumber, dancing, coworker relationship, colleague colleague relationship, social relations, soviet ...
Place: soviet union, russia
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 8.2
 5K
Mimino (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Georgian bush pilot Valentin (Valiko) Mizandari a.k.a. Mimino works at small local airlines, flying helicopters between small villages. But he dreams of piloting large international airlines aircrafts, so he goes to Moscow for refresher courses. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friendship, hotel, helicopter, soviet, initially antagonists, small time, ethnic, fish out of water, urban, city life, friends, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, georgia (former ussr), berlin germany, armenia, caucasus ...
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 7.4
 862
Carnival (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A young Russian girl is in love with show business and wants to leave her small town for Moscow and make it big in the big city. She encounters her long missing, remarried father and gets a boy friend who uses her and then leaves her.
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: betrayal, ambition, desire for fame, love and romance, society, youth, friendship, father daughter relationship, life is a bitch, family relations, fall in love, couples ...
Place: russia
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Love and Pigeons (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Shown a life in the remote siberian village. Vasia, who never leave his family, village, comes to pass summer holiday on the Black Sea. New world, new people - so, hi's temted by a half-crazy woman (Raisa Zaharovna). And after short time Vasia ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, feel good, talky ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: village life, love triangle, love and romance, village, resort, social relations, everyday life, family relations, life philosophy, husband wife relationship, adulterous husband, parent child relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, soviet union
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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: intellectual, thought provoking, cerebral, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: medical experiment, experiment gone awry, dog, society, doctors and patients, chaos and mayhem, farce, revolution, obsession, adaptation, life philosophy, communism ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr
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