Josef stalin movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant josef stalin movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative, suspense and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with josef stalin, politics, communism, world war two, stalinism, propaganda, state affairs, husband wife relationship, murder and dictator plots mostly in Drama, History and War genres shot in Russia, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as josef stalin: Vasiliy Stalin (2013), East/West (1999), An Ordinary Execution (2010), The Death of Stalin (2017), Silent Wedding (2008), Archangel (2005), The Inner Circle (1991), Repentance (1984), Robert Reborn (2019), Superman: Red Son (2020).

List of josef stalin movies

Vasiliy Stalin (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine
Duration: 53 min.
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, disturbing, melancholic, exciting
Plot: josef stalin, father son relationship, world war two, aviator, dictator, pilot, red army, binge drinking, alcoholic, war crime, soviet, stalinism ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: soviet union, moscow russia, ussr
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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, escape, political unrest, propaganda, immigration, emigrant, survival, josef stalin, brutality, communism ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: russia, france, ussr, europe, bulgaria ...
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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, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: head of state, doctors and patients, moral dilemma, power relations, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, dictator, josef stalin, illness, suffering, couples ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union
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The Death of Stalin (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Belgium, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria ...
Style: banned film, satirical, political comedy
Plot: socialism, political satire, military, death, chaos, repression, power struggle, funeral, parody, josef stalin, dictator, satire ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1956, year 1953, year 1949 ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, siberia, moscow russia
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Silent Wedding (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Romania, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a small village of Communist-era Romania a young couple wish to marry, but Joseph Stalin dies the night prior to their wedding ceremony forcing the bride and groom to marry in silence.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: communism, village, wedding preparations and rituals, injustice, parents and children, occupation, fighting the system, family life, dictatorship, couple relations, chaos and mayhem, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: romania, europe, soviet union
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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, obsession, uncover truth, investigation, soldier, missing person, politics, intrigue, state affairs, mystery, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, year 1953
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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, thought provoking, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, politics, kgb, political unrest, injustice, state affairs, head of state, dictatorship, stalinism, projectionist, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: russia
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 8.4
 4K
Repentance (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 153 min.
Story: The day after the funeral of Varlam Aravidze, the mayor of a small Georgian town, his corpse turns up in his son's garden. Although it is secretly reburied, the corpse keeps returning until the police capture the local woman who is ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, surreal, gloomy, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, jury, totalitarianism, satire, josef stalin, legal, uncover truth, mysterious character, life is a bitch, crimes, state affairs, heroes ...
Place: russia, georgia, caucasus, soviet union, tbilisi ...
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 3.1
 318
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, captivating, suspense, scary, psychotronic
Plot: evil doll, killer doll, violent death, propaganda, supernatural, toy comes to life, doll, josef stalin, murder, airplane, reincarnation, nazi ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, moscow russia
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Superman: Red Son (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the thick of the Cold War, Red Son introduces us to a Superman who landed in the USSR during the 1950s and grows up to become a Soviet symbol that fights for the preservation of Stalin’s brand of communism.
Style: suspense, serious, adult animation, psychotronic, surprise ending
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: monster, super villain, flying man, danger, alien, superhuman powers, revenge, superhero, human alien, humanoid alien, destruction, fictional city ...
Time: year 1983, 50s, year 1961, 80s, year 1955 ...
Place: russia, soviet union, nevada, berlin germany, moscow russia ...
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Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One man show about the presidency of Harry S Truman.
Style: political comedy, one man show
Plot: watergate, spouse, movie actor, winston churchill, impersonation, retirement, labor, play, general, american, ku klux klan, american politics ...
Time: 50s, year 1948, 1940s, 1950s
Place: america, missouri, usa, seattle, chicago illinois ...
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And All That Jazz (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in 1952, film tells the story of young musicians playing - then forbidden - jazz music in basements and attics around Poland. The group hires itself to social parties, youth dances, etc, each time waiting for the management to disappear in order ...
Plot: teenage boy, jazz, concert, propaganda, university, radio station, jazz band, josef stalin, exile, communism, protest
Time: 50s, 1950s
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Diary for My Father and My Mother (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Directed by Márta Mészáros.
Plot: female director, josef stalin, revolution, grief, new year's eve, parade, tank, hungarian, communist, statue, socialism, diary ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: budapest hungary, budapest, soviet union, hungary
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 7.0
 352
Shivers (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Set in the early 1950's, during the Stalin's Personality Cult. The story opens in a provincial town. Tomek's father, a former member of the Home Army is arrested so the mother is left with the task of raising two kids alone. The ...
Plot: suicide, fight, village, children, police officer, love interest, brother sister relationship, arrest, political prisoner, teenage girl, teenager, politics ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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 7.0
 135
Karla (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: An idealistic teacher is shocked to discover her pupils are already cynical and opportunistic. Her colleague soon grows resentful when she uses new and challenging techniques to help her students overcome obstacles.
Style: banned film
Plot: teachers and students, affair, german, nazi, teacher student relationship, individualism, journalist, pursuit, female protagonist, small town, love, retiring ...
Place: east germany
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Under Jakob's Ladder (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jakob, a former teacher who lost his job due to the new Communist system, can only stand by and watch as the world around him slowly disintegrates, and fear and suspicion rule the day. Like most of the men, he soon finds himself in a Soviet prison.
Style: christian film
Plot: forgiveness, world war two, choir, bible, prisoner of war camp, josef stalin
Place: ukraine
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The Empty Mirror (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Adolf Hitler faces himself and must come to terms with his infamous career in an imaginary post-war subterranean bunker where he reviews historical films, dictates his memoirs and encounters Eva Braun, Josef Goebbels, Hermann Göring and Sigmund ...
Style: surreal, sincere, talky, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, anti semitism, genocide, holocaust, world war two, war, heroes, against humanity, confined, media, journalism, politics ...
Place: germany, europe
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World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based upon the actual cables between Washington, London and Moscow during the Second World War, this TV-movie examines the relationship between the leaders of these countries throughout the conflict. Franklin D. Roosevelt (John Lithgow), Winston ...
Style: talky, thought provoking, captivating, clever, sincere ...
Plot: world war two, heroes, war, political unrest, leadership, ambition, politics, orphan, holocaust, military, against humanity, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, germany, britain, usa, soviet union
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Battle of Warsaw 1920 (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Poland's winning battle against Soviet Russia as seen through the eyes of two young protagonists, Ola and Jan. She is a Warsaw cabaret dancer, while he is a cavalry officer and poet who believes in socialist ideals
Style: captivating, suspense, factual, tense
Plot: red army, battlefield, propaganda, capture, nurse, singer, war, epic battle, romance, strategy, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 1920s
Place: warsaw poland
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Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Italy, Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Set in a small Ukrainian village during the outbreak of war with Germany in 1941 Private Chonkin, not overly endowed with intelligence, is left to guard a downed military aircraft. The authorities appear to have forgotten about him so this leaves ...
Plot: spy, sex, neighbor, police, politics, red army, insubordination, secret service, stalinism, josef stalin, secretary, controversy ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
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WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Yugoslavia, West Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A dense film that cuts up footage of a primary plot of two young Yugoslavian girls, one a politico and the other a sexpot, and an affair with a visiting Russian skater. Mixing metaphors of Russia's relationship with Yugoslavia, intercut with ...
Style: sexy, witty, controversial, contemplative, experimental ...
Plot: satire, erection, masturbation, avant-garde, rebellion, sexual relations, interracial relations, unlikely couple, state affairs, hopes, politics, revolution ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, europe
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The First Circle (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A ten-episode television series based on the novel by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Set in a relatively comfortable Stalin-era prison in the town of Marfino where a community of prisoners with highly technical skills do research for the state.
Plot: josef stalin, espionage, prison
Place: russia
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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, atmospheric ...
Plot: parents and children, politics, communism, totalitarianism, betrayal, russian history, symbolism, repression, family relations, friendship, colonel, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: russia, ussr, poland
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 7.2
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Testimony (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: Netherlands, UK, Denmark, West Germany, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The story of the great Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) and his life and career during the rule of Stalin.
Plot: totalitarianism, censorship, music history, socialism, post world war two, propaganda, death, delirium, josef stalin, russian history, deathbed, surrealism ...
Place: ussr, new york, russia
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 7.1
 2K
Stalin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Hungary, USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense
Plot: murder, leadership, stroke, paranoia, politics, kgb, dictatorship, totalitarianism, society, head of state, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: russia, soviet union
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The Penal Battalion (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 535 min.
Story: The authors of the television series studied archival materials and military chronicles. The last series ends with a demonstration of the list of penalty parts, which from 1942 to 1945 fought on the Soviet fronts.
Style: exciting, sentimental, suspenseful, rough
Plot: great patriotic war, soviet army, world war two, pow, friendship, nazi, redemption, russian soldier, prison, infantry, rape, murder ...
Place: soviet union
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 6.4
 208
Red Monarch (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: British comedy satirising Stalin's inner circle as an absolute monarchs court. In the face of rampant abuse of power and poisonous distrust some still manage to keep faith with the Bolshevist creed until the very end. In front of the firing ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: noir, rape, sexism, american abroad, sexual predator, firing squad, political satire, serial rapist, insecurity, mistrust, josef stalin, tyranny ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: russia, soviet union, ussr
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The Feasts of Valtasar, or The Night with Stalin (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A dance troupe from the autonomous region of Abkhazia in western Georgia perform for Stalin, Lavrentiy Beria, Abkhaz leader Nestor Lakoba, and other high-ranking party officials in the Black Sea coastal town of Gagra.
Plot: dictator, josef stalin, stalinism
Place: caucasus, soviet union, georgia (former ussr)
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Pete on the Way to Heaven (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the small town of Kandalaksha, Petya lives out a fantasy life as a traffic cop. He has a holster, a wooden gun, and the locals humor him by following his "orders." When a convict escapes from a nearby prison, Petya joins the manhunt as ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, josef stalin, death, prison, adultery
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: siberia
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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, humorous, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: train, kgb, hospital, gang, downfall, politics, injustice, on the run, riddles and clues, head of state, state affairs, twins ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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