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, captivating, serious, disturbing, suspenseful and bleak films and TV shows about / with josef stalin, world war two, communism, stalinism, murder, politics, life is a bitch, state affairs, military and russian plots mostly in Drama, History and War genres shot in Russia, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as josef stalin: The Death of Stalin (2017), The Fight for Moscow (1985), Vasiliy Stalin (2013), East/West (1999), Archangel (2005), An Ordinary Execution (2010), Once My Mother (2013), Silent Wedding (2008), Balkan Spy (1984), Stalin (1992).

List of josef stalin movies

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, parody
Plot: political satire, socialism, josef stalin, military, death, chaos, repression, power struggle, funeral, satire, dictator, political intrigue ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1953, year 1956, year 1964 ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, siberia, moscow russia
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The Fight for Moscow (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Vietnam
Duration: 358 min.
TV show
Story: A historic movie telling the story about a battle of Moscow during WWII.
Style: rough, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, josef stalin, nazi, military, heroism, battles, battle, great patriotic war, life & death, heroes, bravery, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union, berlin germany, moscow 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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 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, 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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 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, investigation, uncover truth, obsession, missing person, soldier, mystery, intrigue, state affairs, politics, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, year 1953
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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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Once My Mother (2013)
Genre: Family, History, War
Country: Australia, Poland, Ukraine
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz investigates why her Polish mother abandoned her and uncovers the truth behind her mother's wartime escape from a Siberian gulag, leaving Sophia to confront her own capacity for forgiveness.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: refugee, parent child relationship, daughter, mother, family relations, mother daughter relationship, josef stalin, gulag, world war two, uncover truth, wartime life, parents and children ...
Place: poland, australia, siberia
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, surreal, biting ...
Plot: village, communism, wedding preparations and rituals, occupation, dark humor, injustice, fighting the system, parents and children, family life, couples, oppression, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: romania, europe, ussr, soviet union
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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, thought provoking, semi serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, satire, paranoia, josef stalin, human nature, false accusation, mistaken identity, political unrest, dark humor, social relations, state affairs, amateur detective ...
Time: 50s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, belgrade
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World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
TV show
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: disturbing, clever, sincere, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: world war two, josef stalin, war, politics, head of state, against humanity, military, political unrest, holocaust, teenage life, ambition, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, germany, usa, soviet union, britain ...
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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: realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, leadership, paranoia, josef stalin, stroke, child molester, politics, head of state, society, corrupted ruler, dictatorship, ruler ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia
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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: josef stalin, dictator, stalinism
Place: caucasus, ussr, georgia (former ussr), soviet union
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Children of the Revolution (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A man (Richard Roxburgh) the Australian government blames for 1990s political woes blames his mother (Judy Davis), a communist Stalin seduced in 1951.
Style: humorous, clever, suspense, biting, realistic ...
Plot: satire, politics, revolution, pregnancy, torture, josef stalin, dark humor, farce, rebelliousness, parents and children, political unrest, campaign ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: australia, russia, latvia, cambodia, sydney australia ...
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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, contemplative ...
Plot: stalinism, world war two, politics, kgb, political unrest, head of state, state affairs, injustice, dictatorship, projectionist, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: russia
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 3.1
 373
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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 6.9
 8K
Mr. Jones (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland, UK, Ukraine
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In 1933, Welsh journalist Gareth Jones travels to Ukraine, where he experiences the horrors of a famine. Everywhere he goes he meets henchmen of the Soviet secret service who are determined to prevent news about the catastrophe from getting out. ...
Plot: genocide, communism, hunger, journalism, journalist, cannibalism, soviet, josef stalin, arrest, female nudity, newspaper article, newspaper headline ...
Time: year 1957, 1930s, pre world war two, year 1935, year 1933
Place: ukraine, ussr, soviet union, berlin germany, moscow 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: 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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Tanks For Stalin (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A prototype of a new cutting edge tank is being taken on a secret mission to Moscow, to Comrade Stalin. Soon the cross-country run turns into a ruthless race. Followed by Nazis, the tanks' team defeats their pursuers and proves the great ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, inventions and discoveries, gunfight, friendship, engineer, danger, hopes, twists & turns, explosion, chase, dialogue ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ussr, soviet union
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 5.8
 26
Monstrum (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Movie about a sculptor Otakar Svec who is building a statue of Stalin in Prague.
Style: retro
Plot: josef stalin, czech history, european history, memorial, communism, sculptor, artist, moral dilemma, communist, suicide, monument, statue ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: prague, central europe
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 7.0
 3K
Afterimage (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1945, as Stalin sets his hands over Poland, famous painter Wladislaw Strzeminski refuses to compromise on his art with the doctrines of social realism. Persecuted, expelled from his chair at the University, he's eventually erased from the ...
Style: avant garde, twist ending, sentimental, educational film, exciting ...
Plot: art, painting, artist, legal system, censorship, father daughter relationship, sculpture, professor, one legged man, teacher student relationship, loss of mother, communism ...
Time: year 1948, year 1950, 50s, year 1952, 1940s ...
Place: poland
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The Last Witness (2018)
Genre: History, Thriller
Country: UK, Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ambitious young journalist uncovers the horrific slaughter of 22,000 Polish officers during World War II, a secret kept hidden for far too many years.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, captivating, atmospheric, realistic
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: journalist, refugee, hidden truth, buried truth, murder, secrets, investigation, danger, love, british government, josef stalin, knife held to throat ...
Time: year 1947, post world war two
Place: britain
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The World Wars (2014)
Genre: Documentary, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: The World Wars tells the story of three decades of war told through the eyes of various men who were its key players: Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and MacArthur. The documentary examines the two wars as one ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: soldier, world war one, war, infantrymen, historical character, state affairs, military, politics, nazism, head of state, leadership, battles ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: usa, europe
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 5.6
 16K
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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Assassination Attempt (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Soviet Union, France, Switzerland
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Documents reveal in 1980 that the Germans planned to kill the Big Three in Teheran in 1943.This story starts in 1980 in Paris as the memories of Andrei Borodin (Igor Kostolevsky), a Soviet agent, take the action back to 1943 during the Teheran ...
Plot: accusation, british politics, josef stalin, agent, assassination, terrorism, attack, betrayal, world war two, conference, winston churchill, nazi germany
Place: paris france, london, moscow russia, new york
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 7.8
 276
The Ambush (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Idealistic young man supports the party and the new Yugoslavia's communist regime, but soon gets involved in various political and criminal machinations becoming more and more confused about what's right and what's wrong.
Plot: communist, partisan, josef stalin, communism, explosion, ambush, horse, tragic event, song, death, kiss, duke ...
Time: post world war two, year 1945
Place: serbia, ussr, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
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 8.3
 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: suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, jury, totalitarianism, satire, mysterious character, life is a bitch, rebellion, dishonesty, fighting the system, tragic hero, legal, state affairs ...
Place: russia, georgia, georgia (former ussr), soviet union, ussr ...
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The War of the Planets: The Flight of the Moths (2019)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the year 3000, the nuclear war that has ravaged planet Earth 500 years earlier seems almost a distant memory. A new greener and bluer world flourished from the ashes of the old, a new world has been taken over by giant moths.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: time travel, gay, communism, hitler, drugs, fire, government, gun, survival, humanoid, planet earth, butterfly ...
Place: britain, england, hiroshima japan, soviet union, ussr
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Burnt by the Sun 2: Citadel (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The final part of Mikhalkov's trilogy about Divisional Commander Kotov finds him returning home during World War II having been betrayed, narrowly escaped execution for treason and nearly reduced to dust in a prison camp. Only to discover that ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, epic ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, survival, wartime life, life is a bitch, family problems, battles, family relations, injustice, battle zone, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia
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 7.1
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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, josef stalin, individualism, social criticism, teacher, journalist, school, school principal, conformity, pursuit, female protagonist, sawmill ...
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, bible, josef stalin, world war two, choir, prisoner of war camp
Place: ukraine
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