Movies and TV shows set in soviet union

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in soviet union ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspenseful, suspense, humorous, captivating and feel good films and TV shows about / with soviet, communism, espionage, cold war, danger, russian, military, fear, soviet army and love and romance plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and History genres shot in Soviet Union, Russia, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as soviet union: Chernobyl (2019), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Striped Trip (1961), Fartsa (2015), Mr. Jones (2019), Bridge of Spies (2015), The Death of Stalin (2017), A Driver for Vera (2004), Office Romance (1977), Afonya (1975).

List of movies set in soviet union

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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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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, nuclear submarine, nuclear, radiation sickness, courage, military, radiation, ocean, catastrophe, shipwreck ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1989 ...
Place: ussr, russia, moscow russia
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Striped Trip (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 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: tiger, ship, sea voyage, animal training, human animal relationship, fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love interest, female protagonist, strong female lead, farce, chimpanzee ...
Place: ussr, russia
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Fartsa (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: An epic saga which takes place over a long time span from 1961 to 1991. From the midpoint of the story we view the friendship of four boys. In season main heroes are in their 20's, they are childhood friends, and for the sake of their ...
Style: captivating, realistic, stylized, semi serious, atmospheric
Plot: speculation, crimes, illicit affair, friends, cons and scams, partners, breaking the law, escapades, group of friends, con artists, lifestyle, organized crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: ussr
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Mr. Jones (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland, UK, Ukraine
Duration: 119 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: communism, cannibalism, journalist, journalism, hunger, genocide, russian, kidnapping, interwar period, orphan, corpse, stalinism ...
Time: 1930s, year 1933, year 1935, year 1957, pre world war two
Place: ukraine, ussr, london, germany, berlin germany ...
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Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
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: suspense, realistic, political, tricky, intense ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, lawyer, spy, cia, negotiation, justice, soviet spy, pilot, court, berlin wall, border crossing ...
Time: year 1957, year 1960, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: east germany, berlin germany, ussr, west germany, russia ...
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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: satirical, parody, sexy, psychological, political ...
Plot: political satire, satire, dictator, death, power struggle, repression, chaos, josef stalin, funeral, socialism, military, totalitarian regime ...
Time: year 1953, 50s, year 1956, year 1964, year 1949
Place: russia, ussr, moscow russia, siberia
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A Driver for Vera (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film is set during 1962 in Sevastopol, Crimea, then a secret Navy Base in the Soviet Union. General Serov hires Viktor, a cadet from the Kremlin Guard to work as his private chauffeur. In a jet-black "ZIM" limo, Viktor is chauffeuring ...
Style: dramatic, suspenseful, serious, realistic, brutal
Plot: kgb, father daughter relationship, unwanted pregnancy, family relations, social relations, driver, tragedy, couple relations, young man, outcast, stranded, assassination ...
Time: 60s
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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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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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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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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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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The Americans (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI ...
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, kgb, double life, undercover, secret agents, top secret, mole, working undercover, fbi, government agency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, ussr
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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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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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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.
Style: political, funny, cerebral, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: cold war, satire, military, nuclear war, nuclear holocaust, u.s. president, nuclear threat, end of the world, president, nuclear, general, disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1942
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., russia, ussr
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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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Legend No. 17 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Biopic of Russian ice hockey legend Valeri Kharlamov from early childhood, rising to the pinnacle of the sport and his untimely death
Style: sincere, suspenseful, rough, suspense, psychological
Plot: ice hockey, sport, hockey player, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, sport team, competition, career, relationship vs career, love of one's life, love and romance, father ...
Place: ussr, canada, 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, suspense, touching, suspenseful
Plot: spy, cold war, female spy, politics, love, espionage, forbidden love, secret, communist, love and romance, post war, russian ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century
Place: ussr, russia, moscow russia
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Excursion (2018)
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, light, humorous
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time paradox, bully, culture clash, adventure, sent to the future, existence paradox, communism, travel, confrontation, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: ussr
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The Penal Battalion (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 550 min.
TV show
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: sentimental, captivating, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: great patriotic war, world war two, soviet army, russian soldier, pow, nazi, red army, soviet soldier, infantry, prison, wehrmacht, escape ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ussr, russia
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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, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airport, youth, friendship, military, court, airplane hijack, murder, death, drunk, suspicion, cold war ...
Time: year 1983, contemporary, year 1991
Place: ussr, tbilisi, georgia (former ussr)
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The Eternal Road (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland, Estonia, Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. Jussi Ketola, returns to Finland from the great depression struck America only to face growing political unrest. One summer night of 1930, nationalist thugs violently abduct ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: immigrants, great depression, family relations, american history, espionage, getting home, arrested, escape, loss of child, mass murder, idealism, violence ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, year 1938, year 1931
Place: 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: 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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The Fencer (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Finland, Estonia, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.
Style: captivating, inspirational, sincere, disturbing
Plot: fencing, coach, sport, school, teacher, hiding, post war, courage, fear, politics, rivalry, deportation ...
Time: year 1953, 50s, year 1952
Place: estonia, ussr
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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, 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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The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal ...
Style: disturbing, epic, tragic ending, sad, serious ...
Plot: world war two, great patriotic war, soldier, war, soviet army, military, wartime life, heroic mission, military life, battles, friendship, escapades ...
Time: year 1942
Place: ussr, russia
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The Master and Margarita (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Master is a talented writer in Moscow working on a manuscript about the biblical Jesus and Pontius Pilate. Authorities in Moscow are harassing Master by surveillance and intimidation. Victimized by their harassment, Master throws his manuscript into ...
Style: surreal, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: surveillance, manuscript, female nudity, mysticism, mental institution, buddies, surrealism, life & death, life philosophy, destiny, justice, brutality ...
Time: 1930s
Place: russia, ussr, jerusalem
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