Movies and TV shows set in ussr

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in ussr ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious, suspense and exciting films and TV shows about / with danger, cold war, communism, catastrophe, culture clash, death, society, politics, kgb and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, History and Thriller genres shot in Russia, USA, UK and other countries.
ussr movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ussr: Chernobyl (2019), Vasiliy Stalin (2013), Moths (2013), Trotsky (2017), Robert Reborn (2019), Territory (2015), Trick or Cheat (1993), Battle for Sevastopol (2015), Odessa (2019), Hostages (2017).

List of movies set in ussr

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: based on true events, thought provoking, harsh, atmospheric, dark ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: radiation, radiation poisoning, nuclear explosion, nuclear threat, nuclear holocaust, nuclear power plant, nuclear reactor, scientist, accident, save the day, post nuclear, rescue mission ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, 20th century
Place: ussr, ukraine, chernobyl, soviet union, russia ...
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Vasiliy Stalin (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
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, exciting, disturbing, melancholic
Plot: dictator, father son relationship, josef stalin, world war two, pilot, aviator, war crime, alcoholic, binge drinking, soviet, red army, stalinism ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: ussr, soviet union, moscow russia
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Lev Yashin. The Dream Goalkeeper (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An ordinary working class boy, like all his peers, he played football day and night and dreamed of being a striker. But no matter which team he played for - in the yard, at the factory, or in the army - he was inevitably put in goal. Lanky, with ...
Style: disturbing, based on true events, thought provoking, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: football, sport team, football team, friends, friendship, skill, mishap, goalkeeper, olympics, triumph, popularity, night ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ussr
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Moths (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, based on true events, bleak, disaster movie
Plot: radiation, nuclear power plant, love, catastrophe, accident, evacuation, tragedy, radiation sickness, helicopter, forced abortion, robbery
Time: year 1986
Place: ussr, ukraine
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Trotsky (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The life pages of a man who changed the world but paid back everything he had. Leon Trotsky is being interviewed in Mexico city of the year 1940 by Canadian journalist Frank Jackson. During eight days they have eight interview sessions revealing the ...
Style: based on true events, rough, surprise ending, suspenseful, tragic ending ...
Plot: rivalry, crimes, danger, violence, death, chase, storytelling, russian civil war, murder, red army, lenin, military uniform ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 40s, 1910s, 19th century ...
Place: ussr
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Robert Reborn (2019)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 1951 USSR, as the Cold War intensifies, infamous dictator Joseph Stalin is suffering with illness and his death is imminent. Meanwhile, KGB agent Stoichkov discovers a mysterious stage show in the Baltic region featuring three creepy dolls - ...
Style: bleak, suspense, captivating, scary, psychotronic
Plot: evil doll, killer doll, violent death, doll, toy comes to life, supernatural, murder, airplane, josef stalin, reincarnation, propaganda, kgb ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: ussr, soviet union, moscow russia
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Territory (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: It happened in the sixties, during the political thaw in the Soviet Union... but our story unfolds in the coldest terrain of the country. It was an unexplored and unbeaten terrain of boundless ice-field and forbidding rocks. This was the proper ...
Style: tense, bleak, suspenseful, harsh
Plot: gold rush, dog sled, gold, society, danger, geologist, friendship between men, cold, love and romance, research, pubic hair, ice ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: siberia, ussr, russia
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Trick or Cheat (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film depicts the events of 1964 when Nikita Khrushchyov was forcibly replaced by Leonid Brezhnev as a head of USSR.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, unusual plot structure, political, suspenseful
Plot: coup d'etat, power struggle, coup, kremlin, politician, political unrest, traitor, crimes, danger, politics, rivalry, society ...
Place: ussr, soviet union
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Battle for Sevastopol (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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, rough, based on true events, realistic, tense ...
Plot: female protagonist, female soldier, sniper, woman, world war two, fascist, battlefield, wartime, strong female lead, great patriotic war, soldier, weapons ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, ussr, ukraine, united states, russia ...
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Odessa (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Odessa, August 1970. A heat wave. The city is full of tourists. Boris, a journalist and foreign affairs specialist, and his eight-year-old son Valeri arrive from Moscow to visit Boris’ in-laws, Grigori Iosifovich and Raisa Irovna Davidov. But on ...
Style: realistic, talky, ambiguous ending, social, emotional ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, jewish, ordinary people, parents and children, family, family drama, family problems, age difference, lolita, husband wife relationship, love interest, brawl ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: ussr, soviet union, ukraine
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Hostages (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Georgia, Russia, Poland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Soviet Georgia, 1983. Preparations for Nika and Ana's wedding are in full swing and it's a big day for both of their elite families. For the newlyweds and their friends, however, the celebrations are in fact part of a cover-up, as they ...
Style: disturbing, rough, tense, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: hijacking, court, military, friendship, airport, trial, youth, airplane hijack, airplane, murder, death, death sentence ...
Time: year 1983, contemporary, year 1991
Place: ussr, soviet union, tbilisi, georgia (former ussr)
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Dog's Heart (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Professor Preobrazhensky puts courageous experiences, trying to turn a dog in equal to in all of the person. As a result somebody turns out Doggies. Unfortunately, experience proves that it is better for dog to remain a dog.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, touching
Plot: bourgeoisie, doctor, surgery, experiment, degradation, dog, stray dog, transformation, medical experiment, culture clash, friend, human nature ...
Place: ussr, soviet union
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The Experts (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Travis and Wendell are two down-on-their-luck New Yorkers who think they're relocating to a small town in Nebraska to open a nightclub. What they don't know is they have actually been abducted by a KGB operative and flown to the Soviet ...
Style: humorous, exciting, light, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightclub, kgb, culture clash, cons and scams, missing person, espionage, adventure, dishonesty, crimes, reluctant partners, politics, cold war ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, ussr, usa, soviet union, new york ...
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Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, tricky, intense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, lawyer, spy, cia, pilot, rescue, legal, danger, justice, mission, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 50s, year 1960 ...
Place: soviet union, usa, ussr, europe, berlin germany ...
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K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, navy, cold war, underwater, nuclear, catastrophe, nuclear submarine, sea disaster, patriotism, danger, race against time, leadership ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, moscow russia
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Despite the Falling Snow (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Cold War Moscow, a female spy steals secrets from an idealistic politician – and falls in love with him. Moscow, 1959: Katya (Rebecca Ferguson, Mission Impossible- Rogue Nation, The Girl on the Train, The White Queen), is young, beautiful – ...
Style: tense, touching, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: spy, cold war, female spy, politics, secret, love, espionage, communist, desertion, defection, danger, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 1990s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: ussr, soviet union, russia, moscow russia
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Rocky IV (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
Style: tense, suspenseful, inspirational, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, underdog, boxer, victory, training, sport, vengeance, revenge, tough heroes, opponent, athlete and trainer, fight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ussr, soviet union, russia, las vegas, philadelphia ...
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Chernobyl: Exclusion Zone (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: 5 youths give chase after a man who has stolen 8 million rubles from them. The man reveals on his video blog his intention to travel to Chernobyl. With every kilometer the journey of the heroes becomes more dangerous and confusing.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, sent to the past, time machine, youth, adventure, multiple storylines, danger, gunfight, escapades, betrayal, crimes, runaway ...
Time: 80s, 2010s
Place: russia, ussr
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East/West (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, France, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or prison. He and his French wife (her passport ripped up) ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, heartbreaking, suspenseful ...
Plot: kgb, love and romance, iron curtain, escape, political unrest, josef stalin, propaganda, immigration, emigrant, gulag, survival, brutality ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1946
Place: ussr, russia, france, europe, bulgaria ...
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Chernobyl: Abyss (2021)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The film tells about the firefighter, heroically eliminating the consequences of the tragedy at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
Style: rough, disaster movie, bleak, sad, depressing ...
Plot: radiation, nuclear power plant, nuclear reactor, firefighter, accident, death, evacuation, deadly, firefighting, disaster film, save the day, radiation sickness ...
Time: year 1986, 20th century
Place: ussr, soviet union, chernobyl
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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, philosophical, humorous ...
Plot: medical experiment, experiment gone awry, life philosophy, society, dog, doctors and patients, chaos and mayhem, soviet, farce, revolution, obsession, adaptation ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr
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The Children of Arbat Street (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 705 min.
TV show
Story: Children of the Arbat is a 16-part television serial based on the Children of the Arbat trilogy by Anatoly Rybakov. It aired on the Channel One network in Russia in 2004. The series closely follows the plot of Rybakov's trilogy. Set in the ...
Style: sad, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: stalinism, love, josef stalin, family relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, family drama, couple relations, russian, army, soldier, society ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ussr, moscow russia, soviet union
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An Ordinary Execution (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During the last days of Stalin's reign, a doctor (Marina Hands) tries to go unnoticed in a society of mutual dread where a neighbour or colleague might "denounce" you to the authorities at any moment.But tales of her healing touch ...
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: moral dilemma, power relations, head of state, doctors and patients, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, dictator, josef stalin, illness, suffering, distopia ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union
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First on the Moon (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 72 min.
Story: In spring 1938 in the mountains in the north of Chile a fiery UFO, later named "Chilean Sphere ", fell down. The investigation of this episode, made by a film crew, has led to a sensational discovery. It appeared that before the Second ...
Style: semi documentary, serious, clever, realistic
Plot: rocket, space mission, communism, training, moon, satire, cosmonaut, found footage, test pilot, female nudity, male nudity, outer space
Time: 1930s, year 1938
Place: ussr, chile, soviet union
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Excursion (2019)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the late eighties, the USSR government enlists Tomas, a devoted member of the Communist Party, to travel back in time to future London and document how Socialism has thrived.
Style: not serious, absurd, humorous, light
Plot: time travel, time paradox, changing the past or future, communism, dimwit, danger, bully, adventure, future shock, sent to the future, culture clash, existence paradox ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, 80s
Place: soviet union, ussr
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Red Heat (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.
Style: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: culture clash, cold war, police brutality, drug dealer, revenge, partners, police, stereotypes, gunfight, martial arts, street gang, manhunt ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1988
Place: usa, ussr, chicago illinois, soviet union, russia ...
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A.I. Rising (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Serbia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On a lonely mission to Alpha Centauri, Milutin is teamed up with Nimani 1345, a female cyborg designed to fulfill his every need. At first thrilled to be able to control her, Sebastian grows tired of having his desires fulfilled so easily. Longing ...
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, intellectual, sentimental
Plot: artificial intelligence, outer space, space mission, corporation, cosmonaut, male female relationship, spacecraft, androids, distopia, trapped in space, love, space station ...
Time: near future, future
Place: soviet union, ussr
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The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Metropolitan Archbishop Lakota of L'viv, freed after twenty years in the Soviet Gulag, travels to Rome where circumstances conspire to see him elevated to the Papacy. Inspired by the life story of Ukrainian Catholic Cardinal Josyf Slipyj,
Style: epic, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: catholic church, pope, politics, state affairs, society, leadership, clergy, rebellion, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution, prison ...
Time: 60s
Place: vatican, china, europe, ussr, soviet union ...
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Stalingrad (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Plot: war, world war two, heroes, siege, battles, life is a bitch, wartime life, red army, battle zone, military life, danger, heroism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: ussr, soviet union, russia, europe
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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: romantic, sweet, humorous, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: soviet, tiger, ship, animal training, sea voyage, human animal relationship, fall in love, love interest, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, strong female lead, female protagonist, danger ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia
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