Stalinism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant stalinism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing, thought provoking and emotional films and TV shows about / with stalinism, communism, politics, world war two, josef stalin, society, brutality, state affairs, family relations and uniform plots mostly in Drama, History and Comedy genres shot in Russia, Poland, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as stalinism: The Children of Arbat Street (2004), Child 44 (2015), The Inner Circle (1991), Bless You, Prison (2002), In the Crosswind (2014), Burnt by the Sun (1994), Hotel Lux (2011), East/West (1999), Wielki bieg (1981), Katyn (2007).

List of stalinism movies

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, suspenseful, suspense, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: stalinism, love, josef stalin, couple relations, russian, soldier, love and romance, family drama, family relations, life is a bitch, wartime life, everyday life ...
Time: 1930s
Place: soviet union, moscow russia
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 6.5
 66K
Child 44 (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, Russia
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders -- a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, intense, factual ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, child murder, police investigation, stalinism, uncover truth, crimes, investigation, lone hero, serial murder, murder investigation, against the rules ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1933 ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, ukraine, berlin germany
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The Inner Circle (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, stalinism, politics, kgb, state affairs, head of state, political unrest, injustice, dictatorship, projectionist, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: russia
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Bless You, Prison (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Nicole Valery-Grossu's European best seller autobiographic novel "Bless you, prison", the film is a true story, with real events and characters. A young intellectual woman, Nicole is arrested. There follow three months of ...
Style: disturbing, uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prison, confined, rebellion, human spirit, prison life, survival, rebelliousness, captivity, politics, society, religions or cults, stalinism ...
Time: 50s
Place: europe, romania
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In the Crosswind (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Estonia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: June 14, 1941, 3 a.m. Over 40000 people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are deported by Soviets to Siberia. Among them is a philosophy student Erna, a happily married mother of a little girl. Separated from her husband Erna and her daughter are ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: deportation, getting home, labor camp, life is a bitch, wartime life, family in danger, survival, parents and children, on the road, family relations, danger, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, year 1941 ...
Place: estonia, siberia, europe, russia, soviet union ...
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Burnt by the Sun (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin ...
Style: touching, stylized, captivating, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: politics, parents and children, communism, totalitarianism, russian history, repression, symbolism, stalinism, family relations, betrayal, friendship, colonel ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: russia, ussr, poland
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 6.0
 1K
Hotel Lux (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, Liechtenstein, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1938 Hans Zeisig, an apolitical comedian, impersonator and cabaret actor, flees with a Russian passport (instead of American, which he would have preferred) from Nazi-Berlin, and finds himself in the legendary Hotel Lux, the 'lost ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: artists and showbiz, against humanity, society, state affairs, fascism, hotel, homecoming, comedian, stalinism, best friend, holocaust, nazi germany
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, germany
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 7.4
 5K
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, josef stalin, escape, political unrest, propaganda, emigrant, immigration, gulag, survival, brutality ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: ussr, russia, france, europe, bulgaria ...
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 7.9
 72
Wielki bieg (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in 1952, the story follows events around the "Peace Run", a propaganda 3-day marathon for peace. The winner is to be presented with a new motorcycle by the country's president. Chief organizer is a ruthless manipulator who will ...
Plot: stalinism, communist propaganda, communism, shower, president, male nudity, letter, political activist, race
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: poland
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 7.0
 16K
Katyn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: disturbing, heartbreaking, sentimental, sad, realistic ...
Plot: war crime, world war two, nazism, survival, war, captivity, military life, life is a bitch, battles, against humanity, confined, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: poland, russia, europe, soviet union, germany ...
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 7.2
 360
Clear Skies (1961)
Genre: Romance, War, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At the outset of the War, Alexei,an airman, marries Sasha Lvova, a young factory worker. One day, Alexei does not return from his mission and he is thought to be dead. Some time after the end of hostilities though, he reappears : taken prisoner, he ...
Plot: family relations, communism, pilot, drunkenness, love, world war two, stalinism, fighter pilot, train, frontline, scar, communist party ...
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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: sentimental, captivating, disturbing, exciting, melancholic
Plot: josef stalin, dictator, father son relationship, aviator, world war two, pilot, alcoholic, binge drinking, war crime, soviet, red army, stalinism ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: ussr, soviet union, moscow russia
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 6.5
 5K
Archangel (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set in contemporary Moscow and the frozen northern town of Archangel, the drama revisits the stark landscape of Communist Russia and takes place over four days in the life of academic Fluke Kelso. His fateful meeting with a former Stalinist ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: murder, prostitute, josef stalin, obsession, uncover truth, investigation, soldier, mystery, intrigue, state affairs, politics, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, year 1953
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 7.4
 2K
The Exam (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Welcome to Hungary, Christmas 1957. The state, shaken and insecure by the defeated revolution of 1956 and prodded by a renewed Stalinist atmosphere, has decreed that all security personnel must take an exam to challenge and verify their loyalty. But ...
Style: suspense, captivating, serious, disturbing, surprise ending
Plot: secret police, informant, christmas eve, investigation, secret agents, surveillance, mystery, police station, political repression, stalinism, co worker co worker relationship, photograph ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1957, 20th century
Place: budapest, europe, hungary, budapest hungary
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It Happened on This Very Day (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Belgrade in 1963. In a yard surrounded by buildings, a group of young people of different backgrounds and social status, but of similar views about love and self-affirmation, spend their time together. Their friendship is dyed with various events ...
Plot: milkman, stalinism, parade, communism, high school, swashbuckler, rock and roll, youth
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: former yugoslavia, belgrade, yugoslavia
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 8.9
 11K
Balkan Spy (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Balkanski špijun is a 1984 Yugoslav comedy/drama. Ilija Čvorović, a former Stalinist who spent several years in a prison on Goli otok, is contacted by the police to routinely answer questions about his tenant, Petar Markov Jakovljević, a ...
Style: humorous, disturbing, dark humor, thought provoking, semi serious ...
Plot: espionage, satire, paranoia, josef stalin, politics, dishonesty, amateur detective, state affairs, social relations, society, human nature, mistaken identity ...
Time: 50s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, belgrade
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Eternal Winter (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The true story of an unlikely romance in a Soviet labor camp.
Plot: survival, female nudity, gulag, world war two, labor camp, coal mine, stalinism, communism, wolf attack
Place: soviet union
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Public Enemy Bukharin (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Plot: repression, brutality, stalinism, bolshevik, historical event, josef stalin, elimination
Time: year 1936
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Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Military doctor General Klenski is arrested in Stalin's Russia in 1953 during an anti-Semitic political campaign accused of being a participant in so-called "doctors' plot".
Style: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: train, kgb, hospital, riddles and clues, downfall, head of state, gang, politics, on the run, state affairs, injustice, twins ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Colonel Kwiatkowski (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1945, military doctor Andrzej Kwiatkowski pretends to be a communist army colonel in order to save innocent people from Stalinist imprisonment and to get the heart of the girl he's in love with.
Plot: security guard, drinking alcohol, soviet soldier, doctor, army, uniform, stalinism, soviet, surgeon, colonel, hotel, ruins ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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The Ring with a Crowned Eagle (1992)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, France, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Polish Resistance fighter who survived the Nazi years cannot accept the new Communist power.
Plot: patriotism, refugee, controversy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, intrigue, betrayal, hospital, stalinism, post war, world war two, nazism, tragic event ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: poland
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 6.3
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One War (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: May, 8, 1945. Maxim Prokhorov, major of People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs, arrives at a small northern island. There live eleven people: five young women, five children from one to three years, and the captain Karp Nichiporuk. The young ...
Plot: stalinism, officer, post world war two, uniform, rowboat, island, gulag, boat
Time: year 1945
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My Friend Ivan Lapshin (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Russian provincial town in the middle of the 1930s Stalin's Great Purge. Ivan Lapshin, the head of the local police, does what he has to do. And he does it well.
Plot: child, raid, police officer, suicide attempt, memory, childhood, totalitarian state, provincial life, multiple time frames, interrogation, war wound, stalinism ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union
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My Best Friend, General Vasili, the Son of Joseph Stalin (1991)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on a true story of a sport star Bobrov, who happened to become befriended by Vasili, the son of Stalin.
Plot: uniform, ice hockey, soccer, father son relationship, military, stalinism, dictatorship, nepotism, drinking, politics, drunkenness, abusive father ...
Place: russia
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 15K
Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: epic, realistic, contemplative, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, survival, german, hitler youth, nudity (full frontal - brief), communism, roommate, homosexual, heroes, hidden identity ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 30s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany ...
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The Awakening (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A first film made of the 1949 March deportation of Estonian people to Siberia by Soviet Secret Police NKVD. During couple of days and nights nearly 21 thousand people, mostly women and children, were under top secret taken from their homes to ...
Style: allegory
Plot: deportation, stalinism, occupation
Time: 1940s
Place: siberia
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Encore, Once More Encore! (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A drama set at the end of the Forties and the beginning of the Fifties. In a distant garrison town, life proceeds at a measured past. The officers drink and debauch, while the soldiers serve. Meanwhile accidentally unleashed human emotions are ...
Plot: stalinism, soviet army, military officer, post world war two, military uniform
Time: 1940s
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 53K
Ida (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Denmark, France, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, melancholic, art house ...
Plot: nun, family secret, anti semitism, orphan, uncover truth, jewish, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, introspection, world war two, faith ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, denmark
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 377
Early Works (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Inspired by Karl Marx's "Das Kapital", three men and a girl named Jugoslava decide to wake up the conscience within the working class and peasants. Faced with the primitivism and a lack of morale, their revolution fails and the girl ...
Style: humorous, sincere, sexual, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, politics, revolutionary, rebellion, political unrest, wartime life, sexual content, youth, coming of age, state affairs, society, feminism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: slovakia, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, europe, czech republic
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 7.1
 2K
The Reverse (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A story about women, set in the present and in 1950s Warsaw. Sabina, a quiet, shy woman who has just turned thirty lacks a man in her life. Her mother knows all about it and tries at all costs to find her daughter a good candidate for a husband. The ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: looking for love, fall in love, undercover, opposites attract, family relations, matchmaking, couples, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance, romance, human nature ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1950s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
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