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, captivating, semi serious, realistic and touching films and TV shows about / with soviet, love and romance, husband wife relationship, russian, drunkenness, farce, love, family relations, friendship and fall in love plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as soviet: The Diamond Arm (1969), Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (1967), Can't Change the Meeting Place (1979), The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972), Office Romance (1977), Kin-dza-dza! (1986), Walking the Streets of Moscow (1964), Heart of a Dog (1988), Striped Trip (1961), Twelve Chairs (1971).

List of soviet movies

Operation 'Y' & Other Shurik's Adventures (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, 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, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: construction worker, warehouse, misfit partners, goofy hero, nothing goes right, exam, disorder, community service, night watchman, petty criminal, rivalry, workplace ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: ussr, russia
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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, tense, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: fighter pilot, world war two, great patriotic war, aerial combat, fighter plane, aviation, camaraderie, love, patriotism, life & death, friendship between men, female pilot ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: ukraine, ussr, russia
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The Diamond Arm (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 94 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, realistic, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, cons and scams, smuggling, gem, nothing goes right, crimes, mistaken identity, espionage, police investigation, undercover agent, goofy hero, police station ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: ussr, istanbul turkey, russia
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Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Musical, 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: feel good, humorous, romantic, parody
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: student, couple relations, uncle niece relationship, kidnapped woman, corrupt official, love affair, human relationship, criminal gang, love and romance, social relations, save the lady, summer ...
Place: ussr, caucasus, russia
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The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath! (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 192 min.
TV show
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: light, feel good, humorous, witty, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: love and romance, love triangle, fall in love, new year, disorder, couple relations, comedy of errors, farce, unfulfillment, social satire, drunken man, romantic rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ussr, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, 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, life, women, midlife crisis, career, women in society, love story, couple relations, life philosophy, working class, redemption ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, year 1958, 60s
Place: moscow russia, ussr, russia, china, new jersey
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Can't Change the Meeting Place (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: post war, russian, crimes, law enforcement, gang, undercover agent, police investigation, bandit, working undercover, rookie, robbery, organized crime ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: ussr, russia, moscow 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: disturbing, epic, tragic ending, sad, serious ...
Plot: world war two, great patriotic war, soldier, war, soviet army, military, wartime life, heroic mission, military life, battles, friendship, escapades ...
Time: year 1942
Place: ussr, 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, light, funny, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: unlikely couple, boss and employee, female boss, office romance, relationship vs career, love affair, single father, social relations, russian, awkwardness, heterosexuality, clerk ...
Time: 70s
Place: ussr, moscow russia, russia
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 8.0
 13K
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: surreal, philosophical, enigmatic, cerebral, humorous ...
Plot: desert, alien, distopia, time travel, absurdism, surrealism, totalitarianism, alien encounter, society, steampunk, satire, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: ussr, russia, poland
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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: humorous, sincere, sentimental, nostalgic
Plot: military enlistment, army, wedding, fiancee, family relations, love and romance, society, friendship, ridicule, subway, criminal, russian soldier ...
Place: moscow russia, 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: cerebral, philosophical, intellectual, satirical, thought provoking ...
Plot: life philosophy, medical experiment, experiment gone awry, dog, society, revolution, communism, psychiatry, obsession, adaptation, humanity, mentor ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr, eastern europe
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Striped Trip (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 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: romantic, sweet, humorous, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: tiger, ship, sea voyage, animal training, human animal relationship, fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love interest, female protagonist, strong female lead, farce, chimpanzee ...
Place: ussr, russia
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Twelve Chairs (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 153 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: treasure hunt, treasure, con artists, cons and scams, partners, crimes, escapades, adventure, gem, rivalry, improv, adaptation ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: ussr, 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: suspense, tense, entertaining, talky, psychedelic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: space and aliens, space travel, outer space, adventure, invisibility, intergalactic, alien, animal life, family, space adventure, space pirate, mystery ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 80s
Place: russia, europe, moscow russia
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The Adventures of the Electronic (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 215 min.
TV show
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: feel good, entertaining, sincere, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: robot, child abduction, criminal gang, escape, escapades, supportive friend, friendship, runaway, goodhearted, teenager, social relations, youth ...
Place: russia
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The Shield and the Sword (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany
Duration: 191 min.
TV show
Story: Soviet spy film , based on a novel by Vadim Kozhevnikov, who was Secretary of the Soviet Writers' Union.
Plot: world war two, soviet spy, third reich, spy, concentration camp, agent, secret agents, nazism, recruitment, liberation, memory loss, amnesia ...
Time: 1940s
Place: russia, ussr
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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, red army, civil war, culture clash, russian civil war, leadership, husband wife relationship, justice, cultural difference, soldier, heroes, adventure ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 60s
Place: asia, ussr, russia
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 12K
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: communism, cannibalism, journalist, journalism, hunger, genocide, russian, kidnapping, interwar period, orphan, corpse, stalinism ...
Time: 1930s, year 1933, year 1935, year 1957, pre world war two
Place: ukraine, ussr, london, germany, berlin germany ...
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Love and Pigeons (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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: light, humorous, realistic, feel good, talky ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, village life, adulterous husband, family relations, everyday life, resort, social relations, village, life philosophy, husband wife relationship, parent child relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ussr, russia
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 6.0
 8
Ambush (1969)
Genre: Mystery, Western
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Kirghiz adventure film combining documentary and fictional elements.
Plot: border guard, murder, traitor, enemy, entrapment, soviet, eastern
Time: 1920s
Place: ussr
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Long Road in the Dunes (1982)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
TV show
Story: Love and betrayal in a small fishing village in Latvia from 1930s until the Soviet time. Time before WW2, during WW2, punishment in Siberia, Soviet Union, returning home, and above all that - undying love, that still survives no matter what. And, ...
Plot: romance, world war two, father daughter relationship, anti capitalism, anti communist, nazi germany, fisherman, nazi, partisan, nazi propaganda, red army, expatriate ...
Place: latvia
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 8.0
 91K
Solaris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: art house, atmospheric, cerebral, psychedelic, intellectual ...
Plot: outer space, scientist, space station, space travel, space and aliens, russian, astronaut, dreams, hallucination, immortality, science, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 70s, distant future
Place: ussr, tokyo, russia
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Amphibian Man (1962)
Genre: Adventure, 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: hidden identity, superhuman powers, love and romance, swimming, mermaid, tragic love, social misfits, romance, lovers apart, unfulfilled love, greed, sea ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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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, captivating, suspense, tense
Audience: family outing
Plot: russian civil war, undercover agent, wedding, couples, love and romance, family relations, family, brutality, violence, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, village people ...
Time: year 1919
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 6.3
 5K
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, semi serious, atmospheric, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: winter, magic, selfishness, family, family relations, wizards and magicians, parent child relationship, curse, christmas, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, love and romance ...
Place: russia
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 7.8
 4K
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: sincere, funny, satirical, ironic
Plot: love, social satire, bribery, older man younger woman relationship, middle aged man, friendship, coworker relationship, social relations, alcohol abuse, social misfits, slacker, social outcast ...
Place: ussr, russia
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 7.2
 1K
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: captivating, humorous, sincere, touching
Plot: youth, society, love and romance, desire for fame, betrayal, ambition, adaptation, friendship, fall in love, family relations, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship ...
Place: russia, ussr, moscow russia
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Dead Man's Letters (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a world after the nuclear apocalypse a scholar helps a small group of children and adults survive, staying with them in the basement of the former museum of history. In his mind he writes letters to his son — though it is obvious that they will ...
Plot: post apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, distopia, nuclear war, apocalypse, disaster, survival, surrealism, nobel prize winner, coworker, catacomb, radiation ...
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 6.3
 1K
Storm Planet (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Four Soviet cosmonauts land on the planet Venus and find it teeming with life, some of it dangerous.
Style: captivating, exciting, semi serious, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: evil alien, dinosaur, venus the planet, alien encounter, survival, venus, swamp, space exploration, space opera, cosmonaut, creature feature, underground ...
Time: future, 60s, prehistoric times
Place: europe, russia
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