Russian revolution movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant russian revolution movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, captivating, epic, atmospheric and exciting films and TV shows about / with russian revolution, revolution, political unrest, bolshevik, world war one, russian, state affairs, civil war, train and russian civil war plots mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres shot in Soviet Union, Russia, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as russian revolution: The Fall of the Empire (2005), Reds (1981), Doctor Zhivago (1965), Doctor Zhivago (2002), Admiral (2008), Union of Salvation (2019), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Anastasia (1997), Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986), The Heritage of Love (2016).

List of russian revolution movies

The Fall of the Empire (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 520 min.
TV show
Story: The Fall of the Great Russian Empire is the main storyline of this 10 episode mini series, however, every episode has a separate detective story of its own.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, stylized, realistic, political ...
Plot: russian empire, russian revolution, world war one, russian history, imperial russia, spy, revolution, revenge, prison, military officer, army, search ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: sarajevo
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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: sentimental, captivating, tense, serious, 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 1917 ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, soviet union, portland oregon ...
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Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie play two protagonists who in fact love each other ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: love triangle, russian revolution, nurse, world war one, suicide attempt, infidelity, communism, deportation, war, revolution, betrayal, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
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Doctor Zhivago (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 226 min.
TV show
Story: Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives become intertwined with the drama of Russian revolution. Doctor Zhivago is still married when he meets Lara. Their love story is unfolding against ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, epic
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, russian revolution, missing person, infidelity, betrayal, rebelliousness, rebellion, love triangle, couple relations, state affairs, politics ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: russia
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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, dramatic, serious, based on true events, tragic ending ...
Plot: russian history, warship, political unrest, politics, destiny, world war one, state affairs, russian revolution, military, against the odds, battles, heroes ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Union of Salvation (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Russian troops occupied Paris. Russia became the first power in the world. Now everything seems possible. Young winners, guards officers, are sure that equality and freedom will come - here and now. For this they are ready to sacrifice everything - ...
Style: suspense, realistic, exciting
Plot: russian empire, rebellion, czar, army, russian revolution, power struggle, military officer, riot, cold weather, pledge of allegiance, confined, champagne ...
Place: russia
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Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Biography of the last Russian Monarch, Tsar Nicholas II and his Tsarina, Alexandra.Czar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, russian revolution, czar, rise and fall, politics, rebellion, state affairs, political unrest, rebelliousness, russian history, family relations, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 90s, edwardian era
Place: russia, siberia, crimea
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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, cinderella story, happy ending, adventure, childhood, good versus evil, family, disney, memory loss, hopes, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, paris france, france, europe
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Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Austria, Italy
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: Story of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anastasia Romanov, the only surviving daughter of the Czar and Czarina of Russia.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric
Plot: russian revolution, amnesia, royalty, political unrest, cons and scams, memory loss, love affair, royal family, missing person, state affairs, revolution, mystery ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 1930s
Place: russia, europe, germany, new york, usa
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The Heritage of Love (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Andrey Kulikov goes to Paris to visit the grave of his great-grandfather, Andrey Dolmatov, who had been an officer in the White Army during the Russian Revolution. On the headstone of the grave next to his great-grandfather's, he notices the ...
Plot: russian revolution, male objectification, bolshevik, aristocracy, red army, mechanic, russian abroad, balcony, nightgown, auto mechanic, officer, auto repair
Time: 2010s, 1910s
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Rasputin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Grigorij Efimovic Rasputin (1869-1916) the mystic and self-proclaimed holy man. The saint-demon and the simple peasant. About the plot against Rasputin, hated and feared at the highest levels of government because of his surreal influence on the ...
Style: factual, exciting, tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: magician, sorcerer, assassination, occult, russian revolution, historical character, main character shot, traitor, poisoned, assassin, religion, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: russia
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The Romanovs: An Imperial Family (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the last year and a half of Tsar Nicholas II and his family from the February Revolution of 1917 to their execution in July 1918.
Plot: czar, russian revolution, russian history, martyr, red army, abdication, imperial russia, exile, execution, world war one
Time: year 1917, year 1918, 1910s
Place: russia
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Corto Maltese in Siberia (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, Luxembourg
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At the end of 1918 while civil war is raging on in Russia, antagonism is slowly spreading to the East, between the Oural mountains and Shanghai. Stuck between a desire to save what's left of the great Imperial Russia, and starting from a clean ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: adventure, treasure hunt, political unrest, chase, adventurer, heroes, state affairs, danger, escapades, russian revolution, civil war, train ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, year 1918
Place: siberia, china, russia, shanghai, hong kong ...
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Siberiade (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 275 min.
Story: The evolution of a nation during six decades of turbulent history is dramatized via two families from opposing classes.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, family saga, epic
Plot: parents and children, village, tragic love, homecoming, culture clash, wartime life, village life, political unrest, family life, forbidden love, revolution, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 1900s, 1960s ...
Place: siberia, russia, soviet union
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The Soul Keeper (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the present days, Maria Spielrein and Fraser are in Russia making a research about the life of Sabina Spielrein. In the beginning of the Twentieth Century, this Russian girl was a patient treated by Dr. Jung and later they fall in love for each ...
Style: touching, psychological, captivating, serious, neurotic ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, nazi occupation, love affair, tragic hero, romance, mentally unstable, society, dysfunctional character, power relations, doctors and patients, one on one ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 1900s, 20s ...
Place: russia, switzerland, europe, moscow russia, geneva switzerland ...
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Lenin in Paris (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 1910 lernen sich Lenin und Inès Armand in Paris kennen. Inès Armand war dorthin aus der Verbannung (Archangelsk) geflohen und gründete mit Lenin die Parteischule von Longjumeau. In Jutkevitchs Film bildet die fiktive Liebesgeschichte zwischen ...
Plot: russian revolution, extramarital affair, falling in love, fall in love, lenin, russian abroad, french revolution
Place: paris france
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Rasputin (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: assassination, clergy, intrigue, royal family, psychopath, politics, ambition, tragic hero, revolution, royal court, rebelliousness, mental illness ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, year 1916
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Vassa (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A screen adaptation of the second version of A. M. Gorky’s play “Vassa Zheleznova”. In this family children were taught from the early years to put accent on the word “my”: my ship, my house, my factory… Here they counted the money ...
Plot: class differences, matriarch, russian revolution, dysfunctional family, wealthy family, rich, scandal, merchant, heart attack, mother in law daughter in law relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, illness ...
Time: 1910s
Place: switzerland, paris france, russia
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A Slave of Love (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Olga Voznesenskaya is a silent screen star whose pictures are so popular that underground revolutionaries risk capture to see them. She's in southern Russia filming a tear-jerker as the Bolsheviks get closer to Moscow. Although married, she ...
Style: silent film, talky, serious, realistic, pre war
Plot: revolution, filmmaking, infidelity, love affair, rebelliousness, couple relations, chaos and mayhem, showbiz, fall in love, political unrest, love triangle, couples ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, crimea
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The Commissar (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Klavdia Vavilova, a Red Army cavalry commissar, is waylaid by an unexpected pregnancy. She stays with a Jewish family to give birth and is softened somewhat by the experience of family life.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: pregnancy, russian civil war, life is a bitch, war, village, wartime life, female soldier, jewish, pregnant woman, jewish family, soldier, newborn baby ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
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, red army, civil war, culture clash, leadership, soldier, husband wife relationship, russian civil war, heroes, adventure, society, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1910s
Place: asia, 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: thought provoking, intellectual, cerebral, humorous, philosophical ...
Plot: medical experiment, experiment gone awry, dog, life philosophy, society, doctors and patients, chaos and mayhem, soviet, farce, revolution, obsession, adaptation ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: ussr, russia
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Lupin the Third: From Russia with Love (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lupin III along with his gang want to steal the lost treasure of the Romanov Royal family, this treasure is an immense quantity of gold hide underground in the United States behind the placement of a corrupt bank. But to have the gold, Lupin and his ...
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, master criminal, partners, manhunt, chase, royal family, hitman, mysterious character, crimes, law enforcement, police detective, chases and races ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: russia, japan, siberia
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Lenin: The Train (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Spain, Austria, West Germany
Duration: 198 min.
Story: March/April 1917. The first world war is already a couple year to pace. A sealed train with Russian emigrants keeps on driving from Zürich Germany and Sweden to Sint-Petersburg. The outlaws stand under the guidance of Vladimir J. Lenin. Two senior ...
Plot: fall in love, falling in love, extramarital affair, russian revolution, train journey, lenin, revolutionary, train travel, train, communist, bolshevik
Time: year 1917
Place: germany, russia
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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: epic, captivating, serious, experimental, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, museum, russian history, revolution, empress, culture clash, haunted by the past, lifestyle, painting, surveillance, czar, monarchy ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 18th century, 1800s, 1700s ...
Place: russia, europe, st. petersburg russia, ussr, tokyo
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Quiet Flows the Don (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Russia
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: With World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the Russian Civil War as backdrop, it's an old-fashioned, blood-and-guts narrative, filled with earthly humor and a wealth of colorful characters. The story concerns the fluctuating fortunes of ...
Style: family saga, epic, captivating
Plot: cossack, revolution, soldier, communism, world war one, battlefield, bolshevik, russian civil war, russian revolution, army, battle, battles ...
Place: russia
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Sentimental Romance (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Near the close of the Russian Civil War, in 1923, a young man begins studying journalism at a worker newspaper and has a series of romantic adventures which cause him to mature swiftly. He rescues a beautiful girl from an abusive family situation, ...
Plot: writers, irony, coming of age, teenage girl, memory, widow, teenage crush, death of husband, street life, murder of father, writing, russian revolution ...
Time: 1920s
Place: russia
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1914-1918 (1996)
Genre: Documentary, Biography, History, Sport, War
Country: UK, USA
TV show
Story: The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century is a 1996 documentary series that aired on PBS. It chronicles World War I over eight episodes. It was narrated by Dame Judi Dench in the UK and Salome Jens in the United States. The series won two ...
Plot: world war one, zeppelin, pow, poison gas, memorial, mud, russian civil war, trench, trench warfare, bolshevik, conference, influenza ...
Time: 1910s
Place: mexico, belgium, france, turkey, versailles
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The Secret of Anastasia (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Crime, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: The Secret of Anastasia is an American 1997 direct-to-video animated musical film, about Anastasia and her quest to find her identity.
Style: serious
Plot: orphan, wizards and magicians, cons and scams, wooing, fall in love, switching roles, couple relations, political unrest, young heroes, heroes, love and romance, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia
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Beginning (1967)
Genre: Short, Documentary
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 10 min.
Story: Philosophical essay about the October Revolution of 1917 in Russia, its influence on the destiny of the world in the 20th century.
Plot: battles, gunshot, lenin, imperialism, demonstration, freedom, bombing, archive footage, battle, snow, russian revolution, struggle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1920s, 1940s
Place: berlin germany, europe, ussr
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