Best Russian Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Russian Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense and twists and turns. Plot: danger, murder, death, storytelling, brutality, hopes, catastrophe, russian, vengeance and violence. Genre: Drama, Thriller and Action. Country: Russia, USA and France.
Best Russian Movies
Best Russian Movies
TOP Movies: The Sputnik (2020), Searching (2018), The Blackout (2019), Leviathan (2014), T-34 (2018), Beanpole (2019), The Return (2003), Coma (2019), Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), The Fool (2014), Salyut 7 (2017), Invasion (2020), Day Watch (2006), The Conquest Of Siberia (2019), The Spacewalker (2017), Anna (2019), AK-47 (2020), Gravity (2017), I Am Dragon (2015), Elena (2011).

List of Best Movies

 6.4
 15K
The Sputnik (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: At the height of the Cold War, a Soviet spacecraft crash lands after a mission gone awry, leaving the commander as its only survivor. After a renowned Russian psychologist is brought in to evaluate the commander’s mental state, it becomes clear ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, twists and turns, scary ...
Plot: evil alien, alien, alien monster, outer space, alien contact, spacecraft, creature, extraterrestrial, parasite, research, fear, peril ...
Time: year 1983
Place: russia, kazakhstan
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 7.6
 142K
Searching (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. A thriller that unfolds entirely on computer screens.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, missing child, disappearance, social media, missing daughter, missing girl, search and rescue, determination, internet, police detective, parents and children, presumed dead ...
Time: 21st century, year 2019, year 2017
Place: california
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 6K
The Blackout (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: No meteorites hit Earth, no terrorists put the world in danger, no atomic war was started, but something did go wrong. Contact between most towns on Earth has been severed. A small ring-like area in Eastern Europe still has electricity, and maybe ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian soldier, russian army, life is a bitch, adventure, violence, catastrophe, danger, border, society, friendship, culture clash, death ...
Time: future
Place: eastern europe
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 50K
Leviathan (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, thought provoking, meditative, suspense ...
Plot: small town, injustice, mayor, russian, social relations, life is a bitch, legal action, political corruption, coastal town, friends, family problems, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia
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 6.7
 9K
T-34 (2018)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1944, a courageous group of Russian soldiers managed to escape from German captivity in a half-destroyed legendary T-34 tank. Those were the times of unforgettable bravery, fierce fighting, unbreakable love, and legendary miracles.
Style: based on true events, disturbing, suspense, uplifting, exciting ...
Plot: tank, great patriotic war, fascist, world war two, russian soldier, prison escape, captivity, soviet soldier, battles, homecoming, wartime, heroes ...
Time: year 1941, year 1944, 1940s
Place: russia
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 8K
Beanpole (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set in post-WWII Leningrad as two female soldiers return from war and attempt to rebuild their lives in the ravaged city.
Style: heartbreaking, rough, compassionate, sad
Plot: post world war two, wartime life, life is a bitch, hopes, struggle for survival, city in ruins, survival, ruin, hopelessness, saving a life, devastation, ruins ...
Time: year 1945
Place: st. petersburg russia, soviet union
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 8.0
 43K
The Return (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A story of two Russian boys whose father suddenly returns home after a 12-year absence. He takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a lake that turns into a test of manhood of almost mythic proportions.
Style: bleak, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: abusive father, russian, parents and children, brother, journey, overbearing parent, father son relationship, tragic event, coming of age, brother brother relationship, defiant, island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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Baba Yaga: Terror of the Dark Forest (2020)
Genre: Horror
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The young family who moved to a new apartment on the outskirts of the city. The nanny hired by them for the newborn daughter quickly gained confidence. However, the older boy, Egor, talks about the frightening behavior of a woman, but his parents do ...
Style: suspenseful, macabre, bleak, disturbing, melancholic
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: mythical creature, uncover truth, monster, nanny, danger, kids and family, mystery, abduction
Time: 21st century
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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.
Style: gothic, exciting, stylized, scary, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, vampire hunter, imaginary, immortality, good versus evil, secret identity, slavery, tough heroes, head of state, danger, supernatural, undead ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, year 1961
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, new orleans, indiana
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 6.3
 7K
Coma (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a colossal and mysterious accident a young talented architect comes back to his senses in a very odd world that only resembles the reality. This world is based on the memories of the ones who live in it - people who are currently finding ...
Style: enigmatic, exciting, atmospheric, futuristic, melancholic ...
Plot: subconscious, architect, coma, imaginary, virtual world, imagination, couples, getting home, research, scientist, monster, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, secret agents, terrorism, conspiracy, sniper, undercover agent, surveillance, political conspiracy, undercover, murder, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2003 ...
Place: russia, london, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania, big ben london ...
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The Rifleman of the Voroshilov Regiment (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A very typical post-Soviet era storyline. A bunch of vagabonds lured an innocent teenage girl to their apartment, offered her a drink, intimidated, then gang raped her. Local cops are incapable to undertake an adequate actions against the scoundrels ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, touching, rough, suspense
Plot: rape, gang rape, teenage rape, corruption, rape revenge, sniper, vigilantism, sexual abuse, justice, rape of a minor, vigilante, police ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 12K
The Fool (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.
Style: bleak, suspense, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, society, moral dilemma, violence, corruption, rebellion, small town, russian, evacuation, lone hero, courage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 10K
Salyut 7 (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Salyut 7, the Soviet space station, was orbiting Earth in unmanned regime. Suddenly it stops responding to signals from the Ground Control. Fall of this station, the pride of soviet science and space industry, would not only damage the image of the ...
Style: based on true events, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, touching
Plot: cosmonaut, space station, space mission, space exploration, human in outer space, catastrophe, danger, friendship, outer space, hopes, rocket launching, teddy bear ...
Time: year 1985
Place: ussr, russia
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 4K
Invasion (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After the fall of the alien ship, it took three years. The catastrophe turned the girl's life from Chertanovo and forever changed our view of the universe. It seems that this was the biggest test for all of us. But mankind does not yet know ...
Style: futuristic, tense, exciting, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien encounter, alien space craft, alien invasion, humanity in peril, alien, threat, struggle for survival, martial law, gang, quarantine, teenager, mob ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 33K
Day Watch (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A man who serves in the war between the forces of Light and Dark comes into possession of a device that can restore life to Moscow, which was nearly destroyed by an apocalyptic event.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, vampire, apocalypse, destiny, witch, supernatural, dark fantasy, immortality, rivalry, deadly, danger, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1992, 1990s ...
Place: russia, moscow russia, eastern europe, europe
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The Conquest Of Siberia (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story is set at the times of Peter the Great’s reforms. At those times when an emerging empire was wreaking havoc on provincial medievalism. The times were the melting pot of everything – of beliefs and of nations. The history of Russian ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: rivalry, love, friendship, culture clash, death, escapades, dishonesty, betrayal, vengeance, love and romance, murder, hopes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: siberia
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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, based on true events, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: spacewalk, cosmonaut, cold war, outer space, against the odds, pilot, space program, heroic mission, save the day, stranded, media coverage, characters in danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: soviet union, russia, usa
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 6.6
 62K
Anna (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Canada, Russia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: female assassin, female spy, cia agent, female protagonist, double agent, cia, one woman army, female agent, murder, kgb, model, russian spy ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1985, year 1990, 80s ...
Place: paris france, milan italy, moscow russia, bahamas, france ...
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 2K
AK-47 (2020)
Genre: Biography, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tank commander Kalashnikov is severely injured in battle in 1941. The accident leaves him incapacitated and unable to return to the front. While recovering in the hospital he begins creating the initial sketches of what will become one of the ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: inventor, world war two, human spirit, weapons, soldier, life & death, automatic weapon, courage, danger, transformation, lifestyle, engineer ...
Time: 1940s
Place: russia, kazakhstan, moscow russia
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 11K
Gravity (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: After an alien ship crash lands in a Russian city, many who see the inside and the occupants start to question their own existence while others demand the aliens leave Earth.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: extraterrestrial, human versus alien, humanoid, gunfight, alien, military, news report, mob, crash landing, ufo, adventure, hopes ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 4K
I Am Dragon (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the midst of the wedding princess Miroslava is kidnapped by a dragon and carried away into his castle on the remote island. Mira left everything behind in the past - family, friends and groom. Now the only things she had were a stone cage and a ...
Style: fairy tale, romantic, touching, exciting, sweet
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dragon, duchess, wedding, rescue mission, sacrifice, ritual, wedding ceremony, burned alive, love and romance, legends and myths, supernatural, tradition ...
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 13K
Elena (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Vladimir is reaching the end of his life and decides to leave his wealth to his only daughter, cutting out his wife and her son from his will.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: stepmother stepdaughter relationship, elderly, elderly couple, second marriage, murder of husband, luxury, human nature, social differences, parents and children, family relations, heir heiress, disagreement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 6.4
 52K
Night Watch (2004)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, demons, witch, vampire, supernatural, supernatural power, curses spells and rituals, russian, death, chosen one, danger, human becoming an animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 1992, 1990s ...
Place: russia, europe, eastern europe, moscow russia
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Unfriended: Dark Web (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: ​When a 20-something finds a cache of hidden files on his new laptop, he and his friends are unwittingly thrust into the depths of the dark web. They soon discover someone has been watching their every move and will go to unimaginable lengths to ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: webcam, skype, facebook, found footage, plot twist, hacking, characters killed one by one, cyberspace, threat, sign language, video chat, lesbian relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 14K
12 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 159 min.
Story: A loose remake of “12 Angry Men”, “12” is set in contemporary Moscow where 12 very different men must unanimously decide the fate of a young Chechen accused of murdering his step-father, a Russian army officer. Consigned to a makeshift jury ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, inter cultural, suspense ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, racism, legal, murder, court case, life is a bitch, teenage life, parents and children, social differences, society, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, chechnya, caucasus
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 17K
Brother (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Danila goes to his older brother to start a new life in Petersburg. His brother is a gangster and a killer, and he puts Danila into this criminal world asking him to kill someone.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: russian mafia, russian, hitman, crimes, criminal heroes, life philosophy, crime, life is a bitch, vigilante, organized crime, anti hero, brutality ...
Time: 90s, year 1997, 1990s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
Is relevant ?
 4.0
 12K
The Guardians (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: During the Cold War, an organization called "Patriot" created a super-hero squad, which includes members of multiple soviet republics. For years, the heroes had to hide their identities, but in hard times they must show themselves again.
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, twists and turns, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, cold war, villain, superhero team, sorcerer, super strength, violence, technology, patriot, power, bear, death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 11K
The Island (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, cerebral, breathtaking, meditative ...
Plot: redemption, monk, religion, christian, loneliness, life philosophy, hopes, psychic, solitude, sin, forgiveness, god or devil ...
Place: russia
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 69K
Unfriended (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. A first they think it's a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends' darkest secrets, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: skype, teenager, ghost, internet, youth, death, bullying, high school life, violence, dead teenager, vengeance, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, year 2013
Place: usa
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