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 realistic, humorous, feel good, suspenseful, suspense and funny films and TV shows about / with soviet, society, love and romance, danger, disorder, communism, husband wife relationship, crimes, catastrophe and dishonesty plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in Russia, Soviet Union, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ussr: Chernobyl (2019), Vasiliy Stalin (2013), Battle for Sevastopol (2015), Heart of a Dog (1988), Dear Comrades! (2020), The Spacewalker (2017), Friend (1988), Office Romance (1977), The Children of Arbat Street (2004), Afonya (1975).

List of movies set in ussr

 9.4
 714K
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: dark, atmospheric, harsh, thought provoking, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: radiation, radiation poisoning, nuclear power plant, nuclear holocaust, nuclear reactor, scientist, nuclear threat, nuclear explosion, save the day, abandoned city, salvation, accident ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, 20th century
Place: chernobyl, ussr, ukraine, europe, russia ...
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 7.6
 102
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, melancholic, disturbing, exciting
Plot: josef stalin, dictator, stalinism, father son relationship, world war two, pilot, aviator, binge drinking, war crime, alcoholic, red army, drunk ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: ussr, moscow russia
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Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to 16th century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible goes into the year 1973.
Style: light, humorous, feel good, funny, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, adventure, fish out of water, inventor, escapades, changing the past or future, race against time, impostor, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, goofy hero ...
Time: year 1973, 16th century
Place: ussr, moscow russia, russia
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Battle for Sevastopol (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, 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, realistic, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: sniper, world war two, female soldier, female protagonist, nazi, wartime, war, battlefield, wartime life, woman, enemy, strong female lead ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: ussr, ukraine, usa, chicago illinois, 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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Dear Comrades! (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Novocherkassk, USSR, 1962. Liudmila is a Party executive and devout communist who fought at the front of WWII for Stalin’s ideology. Certain that her contribution will create a communist society, she detests any anti-Soviet sentiment. During a ...
Style: suspense, psychological, exciting, realistic
Plot: brutality, rebellion, riot, communism, strike, communist party, mother daughter relationship, labor strike, labor union, mysterious disappearance, anti communism, working class ...
Time: year 1962, 60s
Place: ussr, russia
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The Spacewalker (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 137 min.
Story: March 1965. In the heat of the Cold War, the USA and the USSR are competing for supremacy in space. What both superpowers aim for in this race, is to be the first to have a man walk in outer space. To accomplish that, no price is too high and no ...
Style: breathtaking, factual, inspirational, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: spacewalk, test pilot, outer space, space race, cosmonaut, cold war, spacecraft, against the odds, heroic mission, space program, space mission, human in outer space ...
Time: 60s
Place: ussr, russia, usa
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 7.5
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Friend (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Looking for the money for a drink, an alcoholic gets a Newfoundland dog as a present from a stranger at a bird fair. He'll soon find out that the animal is not only able to speak, but to get him to give up drinking as well. Now he's ...
Style: melancholic, humorous, sincere, touching
Plot: alcohol abuse, dog, friend, talking animals, ex wife, daughter, binge drinking, betrayal by friend, hallucination, drunkard, letter, hung over ...
Place: ussr
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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: thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: football, goalkeeper, football team, sport team, football player, skill, triumph, athlete's life, world cup, popularity, obsession, professional athlete ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: ussr
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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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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: realistic, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, sad ...
Plot: stalinism, love, family relations, life is a bitch, society, couple relations, wartime life, everyday life, love and romance, army, russian, soldier ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ussr, moscow 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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The Dark Side of the Moon (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Russia
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by "Life on Mars", this Russian adaptation (which translates as "The Dark Side of the Moon) follows the story of police officer Mikhail Soloviev Jr. After being hit by a car- Soloviev embodies the firm of his father in 1979 ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, police detective, time loop, murder, serial killer, murder investigation, maniac, police, sent to the past, homicide detective, investigation, adaptation ...
Place: ussr, moscow russia, 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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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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 7.2
 11K
Salyut-7 (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Salyut 7, the Soviet space station, was orbiting Earth in unmanned regime. Suddenly it stops responding to signals from the Ground Control. Fall of this station, the pride of soviet science and space industry, would not only damage the image of the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, touching
Plot: space station, cosmonaut, space exploration, outer space, space mission, human in outer space, friendship, hopes, war, catastrophe, zero gravity, nightmare ...
Time: year 1985
Place: ussr, russia
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 6.3
 1K
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, harsh, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: gold rush, gold, geologist, dog sled, survival, society, friendship between men, love and romance, cold, research, nature, disaster ...
Time: 60s
Place: siberia, ussr, russia
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 6.8
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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: unusual plot structure, political, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense
Plot: kremlin, coup d'etat, power struggle, coup, politician, politics, rivalry, betrayal, crimes, society, traitor, political unrest ...
Place: ussr
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Gentlemen of Fortune (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A kindergarten director Troshkin is a dead ringer for a criminal nicknamed "Docent" who stole the priceless...
Style: witty, funny, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: cons and scams, lookalikes, criminal heroes, crimes, hidden identity, disguise, criminal gang, petty criminal, impersonating, secret agents, expedition, russian mafia ...
Time: 70s
Place: ussr, 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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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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Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Shura journalist comes to the Caucasus to shoot a report about the local beauty and tradition, and into Gorski, fiefdom of the local city mayor George Gadzhievich Saahova. Those supporting fashion, given the governor planned to marry a young beauty, ...
Style: feel good, light, entertaining, humorous
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: adventure, life philosophy, love and romance, society, youth, romance, escapades
Time: 20th century
Place: ussr
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 6.4
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Dovlatov (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Russia, Poland, Serbia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Dovlatov charts six days in the life of brilliant, ironic writer who saw far beyond the rigid limits of 70s Soviet Russia. Sergei Dovlatov fought to preserve his own talent and decency with poet and writer Joseph Brodsky while watching his artist ...
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, visually appealing, art house
Plot: writers, writer's life, freedom, politics, friends, society, life is a bitch, introspection, social realism, loneliness, social outcast, post punk ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: ussr
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 6.7
 997
Chikatilo (2021)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The history of the hunt for the worst serial killer in the USSR
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, maniac, sex maniac, serial murder, homicidal maniac, pedophile, sadistic psychopath, murder investigation, psycho killer, cannibalism, murder of a woman, sadistic killer ...
Place: ussr
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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, time machine, sent to the past, adventure, youth, multiple storylines, escapades, gunfight, crimes, chase, runaway, betrayal ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr
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A Railway Station for Two (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Platon Ryabinin, a pianist, is traveling by train to a distant town of Griboedov to visit his father. He gets off to have lunch during a twenty minute stop at Zastupinsk railway station. He meets Vera, a waitress, after he refuses to pay her for the ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love and romance, chance meeting, haunted by the past, nothing goes right, romance, false accusation, disorder, down on your luck, tragic love, train, love story, encounter ...
Time: 80s
Place: ussr, russia
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Mirror for a Hero (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Two not quite similar men, our contemporaries, Sergey Pshenichny and Andrew Nemchinov, are walking in the street in their native mining town and found themselves in 1949. It's a common knowledge that real miracles happen without technical ...
Style: social, surreal, philosophical
Plot: time travel, time loop, mining town, repeated event, communism, trapped, alternate reality, father son relationship, war hero, deja vu, social realism, fantasy world ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, year 1949
Place: ussr
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Chernobyl: Abyss (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
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, sad, bleak, depressing, thought provoking ...
Plot: radiation, nuclear power plant, disaster, radiation sickness, nuclear reactor, evacuation, death, accident, firefighting, communism, rescue mission, hospital ...
Time: year 1986, 20th century, 80s
Place: chernobyl, ussr
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 4.8
 3K
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, light, satirical, entertaining, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cold war, kgb, adventure, espionage, nightclub, happy ending, missing person, cons and scams, culture clash, dishonesty, crimes, reluctant partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: ussr, usa, russia, new york, nebraska
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