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, humorous, feel good and exciting films and TV shows about / with danger, cold war, death, soviet, murder, courage, russian, husband wife relationship, dog and communism plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in Soviet Union, Russia, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as soviet union: K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Afonya (1975), Legend No. 17 (2013), Chernobyl (2019), Striped Trip (1961), Battle for Sevastopol (2015), The Spacewalker (2017), Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (1967), The Diamond Arm (1969), Bridge of Spies (2015).

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: rough, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, navy, cold war, underwater, nuclear, catastrophe, nuclear submarine, sea disaster, patriotism, danger, race against time, leadership ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, moscow 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: satirical, sincere, funny, ironic
Plot: love, social satire, older man younger woman relationship, bribery, middle aged man, friendship, soviet, dancing, plumber, colleague colleague relationship, social relations, coworker relationship ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, 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, hockey player, athlete's life, sport team, athlete and trainer, sport, relationship vs career, competition, career, love of one's life, love and romance, canadian
Place: soviet union, ussr, canada, russia
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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, radiation poisoning, nuclear explosion, nuclear threat, nuclear holocaust, nuclear power plant, nuclear reactor, scientist, accident, save the day, post nuclear, rescue mission ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, 20th century
Place: ussr, ukraine, chernobyl, soviet union, russia ...
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Operation 'Y' & Other Shurik's Adventures (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 91 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: light, feel good, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: soviet, construction worker, studying, misfit partners, goofy hero, nothing goes right, exam, student, disorder, night watchman, community service, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 1950s, 50s
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia
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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: romantic, sweet, humorous, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: soviet, tiger, ship, animal training, sea voyage, human animal relationship, fall in love, love interest, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, strong female lead, female protagonist, danger ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia
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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, rough, based on true events, realistic, tense ...
Plot: female protagonist, female soldier, sniper, woman, world war two, fascist, battlefield, wartime, strong female lead, great patriotic war, soldier, weapons ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, ussr, ukraine, united states, russia ...
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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, propaganda film, factual, based on true events, suspense ...
Plot: spacewalk, cosmonaut, spacecraft, space race, cold war, against the odds, pilot, outer space, human in outer space, space mission, heroic mission, space program ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: soviet union, ussr, 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, parody
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: soviet, student, corrupt official, couple relations, love affair, kidnapped woman, criminal gang, uncle niece relationship, social relations, love and romance, human relationship, save the lady ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, caucasus, russia
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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, inventor, escapades, changing the past or future, race against time, impostor, goofy hero, misfit ...
Time: year 1973, 16th century
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, ussr
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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, light, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cons and scams, smuggling, farce, soviet, crimes, nothing goes right, mistaken identity, gem, espionage, police station, goofy hero, undercover agent ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, istanbul turkey
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Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
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: realistic, suspense, serious, tricky, intense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, lawyer, spy, cia, pilot, rescue, legal, danger, justice, mission, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 50s, year 1960 ...
Place: soviet union, usa, ussr, europe, berlin germany ...
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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: female boss, boss and employee, office romance, unlikely couple, soviet, relationship vs career, love affair, single father, social relations, clerk, awkwardness, heterosexuality ...
Time: 70s
Place: soviet union, moscow russia, ussr, russia
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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, infantry, pow, nazi, red army, wehrmacht, killed in action, priest, escape ...
Time: 1940s
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia
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Love and Pigeons (1985)
Genre: Comedy, 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: humorous, realistic, light, feel good, talky ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: village life, love and romance, love triangle, resort, social relations, village, everyday life, family relations, soviet, parent child relationship, adulterous husband, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia
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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, dimwit, danger, bully, adventure, future shock, sent to the future, culture clash, existence paradox ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, 80s
Place: soviet union, ussr
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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, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: hijacking, court, military, friendship, airport, trial, youth, airplane hijack, airplane, murder, death, death sentence ...
Time: year 1983, contemporary, year 1991
Place: ussr, soviet union, tbilisi, georgia (former ussr)
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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, touching, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: spy, cold war, female spy, politics, secret, love, espionage, communist, desertion, defection, danger, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 1990s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: ussr, soviet union, russia, moscow 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, 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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Dog's Heart (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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, disturbing, touching
Plot: bourgeoisie, doctor, surgery, experiment, degradation, dog, stray dog, transformation, medical experiment, culture clash, friend, human nature ...
Place: ussr, soviet union
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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, neo noir, bleak, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alternate reality, anti heroes, conspiracy, superhero, parallel world, superhuman powers, good versus evil, anti hero, heroes, human nature, investigation, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1969, 50s, 70s ...
Place: usa, soviet union, ussr, manhattan new york city, new york ...
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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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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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Rocky IV (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
Style: tense, suspenseful, inspirational, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, underdog, boxer, victory, training, sport, vengeance, revenge, tough heroes, opponent, athlete and trainer, fight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ussr, soviet union, russia, las vegas, philadelphia ...
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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: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, disturbing
Plot: time travel, police detective, murder investigation, serial killer, murder, maniac, police, deadly, adaptation, society, encounter, danger ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, moscow russia
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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, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: cold war, espionage, kgb, double agent, undercover, state affairs, danger, dishonesty, betrayal, working undercover, father son relationship, iron curtain ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, ussr, france, russia
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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, exciting, light, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightclub, kgb, culture clash, cons and scams, missing person, espionage, adventure, dishonesty, crimes, reluctant partners, politics, cold war ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, ussr, usa, soviet union, new york ...
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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: atmospheric, thought provoking, intellectual, sentimental
Plot: artificial intelligence, outer space, space mission, corporation, cosmonaut, male female relationship, spacecraft, androids, distopia, trapped in space, love, space station ...
Time: near future, future
Place: soviet union, ussr
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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: humorous, melancholic, sincere, touching
Plot: friend, dog, ex wife, daughter, talking animals, alcohol abuse, binge drinking, betrayal by friend, hallucination, letter, alcohol, hung over ...
Place: ussr, soviet union
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9th Company (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Finland
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: dramatic, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, ambush, battles, basic training, officers and cadets, death, escapades, wartime life, friendship, military life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: afghanistan, russia, ussr, soviet union, middle east
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