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 suspenseful, realistic, suspense, serious, rough and humorous films and TV shows about / with danger, soviet, murder, cold war, death, courage, dog, communism, russian and prison plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in Soviet Union, Russia, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as soviet union: K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Battle for Sevastopol (2015), Striped Trip (1961), Afonya (1975), The Death of Stalin (2017), The Diamond Arm (1969), Bridge of Spies (2015), Legend No. 17 (2013), Excursion (2019), Office Romance (1977).

List of movies set in soviet union

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: suspenseful, tense, rough, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, underwater, nuclear, patriotism, radiation, heroes, catastrophe, sea disaster, ocean or sea, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: soviet union, russia, moscow russia, ussr
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Battle for Sevastopol (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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, based on true events, tense ...
Plot: female protagonist, female soldier, sniper, world war two, fascist, battlefield, wartime, great patriotic war, strong female lead, wartime life, heroism, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, ukraine, russia, united states, usa ...
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Operation 'Y' & Other Shurik's Adventures (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, 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, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: construction worker, student, misfit partners, goofy hero, nothing goes right, exam, rivalry, construction site, warehouse, burglary, workplace, community service ...
Time: 60s, 1950s, 50s
Place: soviet union, russia
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 7.4
 2K
Striped Trip (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Action, Adventure, Family
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 84 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: sweet, romantic, humorous, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: tiger, sea voyage, ship, soviet, animal training, fall in love, human animal relationship, love interest, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, strong female lead, danger ...
Place: soviet union, russia
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 7.9
 3K
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: satirical, sincere, funny, ironic
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, social satire, love, bribery, middle aged man, friendship, plumber, dancing, coworker relationship, colleague colleague relationship, social relations, soviet ...
Place: soviet union, 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: banned film, satirical, political comedy
Plot: political satire, socialism, josef stalin, military, death, chaos, repression, power struggle, funeral, satire, dictator, political intrigue ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1949, year 1964, year 1953 ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, siberia, moscow russia
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The Diamond Arm (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 100 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, funny, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: smuggling, cons and scams, undercover agent, nothing goes right, farce, mistaken identity, gem, police station, goofy hero, chases and races, disorder, police investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, istanbul turkey, russia
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 7.6
 283K
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, India, USA
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: realistic, suspense, serious, tricky, intense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, lawyer, pilot, rescue, cia, legal, danger, justice, mission, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1960, year 1957 ...
Place: soviet union, usa, europe, berlin germany, east germany ...
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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, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, sport team, sport, hockey player, relationship vs career, competition, career, love and romance, love of one's life, canadian
Place: soviet union, russia, canada
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 6.5
 3K
Excursion (2019)
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, humorous, light
Plot: time travel, time paradox, changing the past or future, communism, adventure, danger, future shock, bully, existence paradox, culture clash, dimwit, sent to the future ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, 80s
Place: soviet union, 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, funny, light, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: office romance, female boss, boss and employee, unlikely couple, love affair, single father, relationship vs career, social relations, soviet, heterosexuality, statistics, awkwardness ...
Time: 70s
Place: soviet union, moscow russia, russia
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 6.1
 2K
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: suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: hijacking, youth, airport, military, friendship, trial, airplane hijack, airplane, death, murder, excavation, death sentence ...
Time: year 1983, contemporary, year 1991
Place: soviet union, tbilisi, georgia (former ussr)
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 6.6
 240
Dog's Heart (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Professor Preobrazhensky puts courageous experiences, trying to turn a dog in equal to in all of the person. As a result somebody turns out Doggies. Unfortunately, experience proves that it is better for dog to remain a dog.
Style: psychological, captivating, touching, disturbing
Plot: bourgeoisie, doctor, surgery, experiment, dog, stray dog, degradation, transformation, medical experiment, culture clash, society, human nature ...
Place: soviet union
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 7.6
 495K
Watchmen (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited ...
Style: comic, bleak, twists and turns, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alternate reality, anti heroes, superhero, conspiracy, parallel world, human nature, save the world, anti hero, superhuman powers, neo noir, good versus evil, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: usa, soviet union, afghanistan, antarctica, 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, suspenseful, touching, suspense
Plot: spy, cold war, secret, politics, love, espionage, female spy, communist, desertion, defection, danger, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, russia, ussr, moscow russia
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The Spacewalker (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 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, propaganda film, factual, based on true events, suspense ...
Plot: spacewalk, cosmonaut, cold war, against the odds, pilot, space program, heroic mission, media coverage, period piece, save the day, characters in danger, stranded ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: soviet union, russia, usa
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Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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: humorous, feel good, romantic
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: kidnapped woman, student, corrupt official, soviet, couple relations, love affair, criminal gang, social relations, human relationship, love and romance, uncle niece relationship, save the lady ...
Place: soviet union, russia, caucasus
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Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 93 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: humorous, light, feel good, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, time machine, adventure, fish out of water, comedy of errors, escapades, changing the past or future, race against time, inventor, goofy hero, disorder, misfit ...
Time: year 1973, 16th century
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow 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: suspenseful, exciting, disturbing, tense, suspense
Plot: time travel, police detective, murder, serial killer, murder investigation, police, maniac, deadly, adaptation, danger, society, death ...
Place: soviet union, moscow russia, russia
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 7.0
 6K
Farewell (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Engaging, emotional and riveting, FAREWELL is an intricate and highly intelligent thriller pulled from the pages of history— about an ordinary man thrust into the biggest theft of Soviet information of the Cold War. Ronald Reagan called this piece ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: cold war, espionage, kgb, double agent, undercover, state affairs, dishonesty, danger, betrayal, working undercover, father son relationship, iron curtain ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, france, russia
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 3.1
 340
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: captivating, bleak, suspense, scary, psychotronic
Plot: evil doll, killer doll, violent death, propaganda, supernatural, toy comes to life, doll, josef stalin, murder, airplane, reincarnation, nazis ...
Place: soviet union, moscow russia, ussr
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 5.4
 7K
A.I. Rising (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Serbia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On a lonely mission to Alpha Centauri, Milutin is teamed up with Nimani 1345, a female cyborg designed to fulfill his every need. At first thrilled to be able to control her, Sebastian grows tired of having his desires fulfilled so easily. Longing ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, sentimental, intellectual
Plot: outer space, artificial intelligence, space mission, corporation, cosmonaut, male female relationship, spacecraft, distopia, androids, trapped in space, love, space station ...
Time: near future, future
Place: soviet union
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 7.4
 280
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: dog, friend, daughter, ex wife, talking animals, binge drinking, betrayal by friend, hallucination, drunkard, alcohol, ball, letter ...
Place: soviet union
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 7.1
 20K
9th Company (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Finland, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, ambush, war, basic training, officers and cadets, death, battles, wartime life, friendship, military life, boot camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
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 9.4
 503K
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: based on true events, thought provoking, harsh, atmospheric, dark ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: radiation, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, radiation poisoning, nuclear explosion, nuclear power plant, nuclear reactor, scientist, save the day, post nuclear, salvation, rescue mission ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, 20th century
Place: ukraine, ussr, soviet union, chernobyl, russia ...
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The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Metropolitan Archbishop Lakota of L'viv, freed after twenty years in the Soviet Gulag, travels to Rome where circumstances conspire to see him elevated to the Papacy. Inspired by the life story of Ukrainian Catholic Cardinal Josyf Slipyj,
Style: epic, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: catholic church, vatican, pope, politics, society, state affairs, revolution, political unrest, rebelliousness, rebellion, leadership, clergy ...
Time: 60s
Place: china, europe, soviet union, asia, rome italy ...
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The Confrontation (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Moldavia, 1944. An elite squad of Red Army scouts is sent to stop an equally elite squad of Germans soldiers committing war crimes behind Soviet lines.
Style: exciting, bleak, suspenseful, rough
Plot: world war two, behind enemy lines, battle, war crime, reconnaissance, battles, military, crimes, heroic mission, danger, great patriotic war, murder ...
Place: soviet union, crimea, ukraine, russia
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The Penal Battalion (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 535 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: exciting, sentimental, suspenseful, rough
Plot: great patriotic war, soviet army, world war two, pow, friendship, nazi, redemption, russian soldier, prison, infantry, wehrmacht, killed in action ...
Place: soviet union
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Can't Change the Meeting Place (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After WWII is over, a young officer Volodya Sharapov returns to Moscow to work in MUR - Moskovskiy Ugolovny Rozysk (Moscow Criminal Police). There he meets Gleb Zheglov who is a chief of a squad which fights organized crime. Their main task is to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, post war, russian, crime, law enforcement, gang, undercover agent, police investigation, working undercover, robbery, rookie, gangsters ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
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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, humorous, funny, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: cons and scams, criminal heroes, lookalikes, hidden identity, crimes, crime, disguise, criminal gang, kindergarten, undercover, escape, petty criminal ...
Time: 70s
Place: soviet union, russia
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