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: captivating, serious, exciting, suspense, realistic and tense. Plot: danger, death, violence, murder, friendship, catastrophe, escapades, family relations, life is a bitch and society. Genre: Drama, Action and History. Country: Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Best Russian Movies
Best Russian Movies
TOP Movies: Fire (2020), The Spacewalker (2017), Major Grom: Plague Doctor (2021), The Horde (2012), The Fool (2014), Three Seconds (2017), The Duelist (2016), The Blackout (2019), Elena (2011), Kalashnikov (2020), The Last Warrior (2018), The Last Warrior: Root of Evil (2021), Twilight Portrait (2011), The Superdeep (2020), The Island (2006), Son of a Rich (2019), The Cuckoo (2002), The Icebreaker (2016), Kitchen in Paris (2014), Sisters (2001).

List of Best Movies

 6.5
 1K
Fire (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A heroic story about firefighters and rescuers. What we call an act of bravery is just a usual routine for them, if only one can get used to mortal danger and extreme risk. When people in distress seem to have nobody who may help them, rescuers come ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, intense, sentimental, suspense
Plot: firefighting, natural disaster, fire, forest fire, firefighter, friendship between men, partners, bravery, rescue, fire department, heroism, race against time ...
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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, space race, test pilot, cosmonaut, cold war, spacecraft, outer space, against the odds, pilot, heroic mission, space program, space mission ...
Time: 60s
Place: ussr, russia, usa
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Major Grom: Plague Doctor (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Russia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Igor Grom is a skilled policeman from St. Petersburg, known for his daring nature and uncompromising attitude towards the criminals of all kinds. Incredible strength, analytical mind and integrity – these qualities make Major Grom the perfect ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful
Plot: arsonist, dual identity, crimes, revenge, vigilante, hunt down, corruption, heroes, police investigation, undercover, partners, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.2
 1K
The Horde (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 129 min.
Story: It is the word "horde" that had meant, for many countries and nations, bloody raids and being under humilating contribution for centuries - a strange and scary world with its own rules and customs. To be or not to be for Rus (Ruthenia), ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, epic
Plot: ambition, hopes, escapades, evil empire, curses spells and rituals, royal court, rise and fall, unfulfillment, murder, miraculous event, conquering, horde ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: russia, mongolia, asia
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 8.0
 14K
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: realistic, serious, suspense, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, apartment building, corruption, dishonesty, society, russian, rebellion, small town, moral dilemma, courage, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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Three Seconds (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story is set at the 1972 Munich Olympics where the U.S. team lost the basketball championship for the first time in 36 years. The final moments of the final game have become one of the most controversial events in Olympic history. With play ...
Style: atmospheric, inspirational, captivating, motivational
Plot: basketball, basketball player, olympics, sport team, dedication, coach, miraculous event, athlete, terror, disability, kgb, disabled child ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, year 1972, 20th century
Place: munich germany, moscow russia
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 6.4
 3K
The Duelist (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Returning to Saint Petersburg after a long exile, the dashing Yakovlev, a retired army officer, makes a comfortable living by winning other people's duels. An enigmatic, focused, and extremely skilled professional, he leaves a trail of dead ...
Style: romantic, suspense, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: fight, revenge, duel, life risking, murder, pistol duel, russian empire, escapades, violence, death, showdown, social problems ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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 6.1
 9K
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, alien invasion, survival, life is a bitch, adventure, soldier, violence, death, catastrophe, border, society, friendship ...
Time: future
Place: eastern europe
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 7.3
 14K
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: elderly, murder of husband, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, second marriage, elderly couple, human nature, social differences, parents and children, heir, family relations, disagreement, luxury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 6.6
 4K
Kalashnikov (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, heroic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: inventor, world war two, human spirit, weapons, life & death, soldier, great patriotic war, soviet soldier, adaptation, human nature, lifestyle, courage ...
Time: 1940s
Place: kazakhstan, moscow russia, russia, ussr
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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, rape revenge, justice, gang rape, teenage rape, corruption, sniper, sexual abuse, vigilantism, vigilante, rape of a minor, police ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
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The Last Warrior (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: These are times when one civilization is replacing another. A new era is about to begin in Central Eurasia. Scythians, the proud warriors, are all but gone. The few of their descendants have become ruthless mercenary assassins, the “waves of ...
Style: heroic, exciting, stylized, bloody, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, ancient history, violence, rivalry, legend, battles, vengeance, tough heroes, massacre, culture clash, murder, nomad ...
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The Last Warrior: Root of Evil (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Peace and tranquility have set in Belogorie. The evil was defeated and Ivan is now enjoying his well-deserved fame. He is surrounded by his family, friends and small wonders from the modern world that help him lead a comfortable life. Luckily, he ...
Style: colourful, captivating, humorous, stylized, fairy tale
Plot: magical creature, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, fantasy world, wizards, magical power, good versus evil, showdown, fight, escapades, spell, friends ...
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Twilight Portrait (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marina, an upper-crust social worker with a doting husband and an enviable downtown apartment, is suddenly transformed into a bizarre twilight version of herself when she is raped by three policemen.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, sexy, serious, rough ...
Plot: rape, injustice, couples, vengeance, love affair, sexual relations, best friends, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, rivalry, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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Alesha Popovich and Tugarin the Dragon (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Alesha Popovich has to catch Tugarin Zmey and bring back the stolen money with the help of a talking Horse (which talks all the time and has an opinion on everything), a wise granny, a donkey and a beauty Lyubava.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, feel good, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: talking animals, legend, heroes, escapades, family, folk hero, violence, villain, talking horse, strongman, horse, sword fight ...
Place: russia, kiev ukraine, ukraine
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The Superdeep (2020)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film is based on real events when, in the 1970s, the deepest well in the world with a depth of more than 12 thousand meters was drilled in Murmansk Region for research purposes. During drilling, seismic sensors began to pick up strange sounds, ...
Style: mysterious, unusual plot structure, suspense, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: parasite, rescue, supernatural, investigation, changing the future, apocalypse, threat, explorer, struggle for survival, vaccine, medicine, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s, contemporary
Place: russia
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 7.8
 12K
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, realistic ...
Plot: monk, redemption, christian, life philosophy, solitude, religion, sin, loneliness, psychic, hopes, island, monastery ...
Place: russia
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Son of a Rich (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Young major Grisha played in a beautiful life and decided that everything was permissible for him. He has done a lot of things, and now he faces a prison. To correct his son, a desperate oligarch-father goes to extreme measures. Together with his ...
Style: captivating, light, funny, entertaining, uplifting
Plot: rich kid, spoiled brat, lifestyle change, teaching the ways of the world, rich man, rich and poor, life turned upside down, personality change, family relations, village life, life changing experience, wealthy family ...
Time: 19th century, contemporary
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 7.7
 8K
The Cuckoo (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet Army, arrested by the Front Secret Police ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, thought provoking, tense, sincere ...
Plot: understanding, culture clash, world war two, war, anti war, love triangle, wilderness, life is a bitch, confined, wartime life, military, hostility ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, siberia, germany
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The Icebreaker (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story is based on the real events of 1985. The team of a Russian polar icebreaker “Mikhail Gromov” discovered a giant iceberg. The ship came into collision while attempting to take cover from the weather and is forced to drift with ice along ...
Style: serious, suspense, melancholic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iceberg, storm at sea, ship, ship captain, disaster, cold, friendship, strained relationship, team, coast guard, health situation, ocean ...
Time: year 1985
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Kitchen in Paris (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The employees of the famous Russian "Claude Monet" restaurant are forced to move their business to Paris.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, funny, feel good ...
Plot: restaurant, chef, escapades, workplace, waiter, coworker, co worker co worker relationship, friendship, couples, workplace situations, relationship vs career, employer employee relationship ...
Place: paris france
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 7.0
 4K
Sisters (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A movie about two sisters - thirteen year old Sveta, poor and abandoned by her father, who longs to go off and be a sniper in the army, and spoilt eight-year old Dina, doted on by her gangster father...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: gangsters, ambush, crimes, sister, love, protector, collaboration, problem child, life is a bitch, father, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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 5.6
 17K
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, exciting, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, siege, heroes, red army, life is a bitch, battles, wartime life, military life, battle zone, heroism, russian history ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: ussr, russia, europe
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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: female protagonist, sniper, female soldier, wartime, woman, world war two, nazi, post traumatic stress disorder, strong female lead, battlefield, great patriotic war, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: ussr, ukraine, chicago illinois, usa, russia
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Fortress of War (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Belarus, Russia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days. The film shows the heroic defense of Brest Fortress, which has taken upon the first stroke of German ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, red army, world war two, battles, soldier, wehrmacht, infantrymen, heroes, invasion, nazism, german, nazi germany ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, europe
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 6.6
 5K
Flight Crew (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Russia, Cambodia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about bravery, self-sacrifice and human dignity put on trial by the merciless power of nature. A young pilot is fired from military air force after disobeying an absurd order. He gets a job as a co-pilot with a civil airline. Being brutally ...
Style: dramatic, biting, suspense, sentimental, disturbing
Plot: natural disaster, aviation, risk, airplane, heroism, rescue mission, mentor protege relationship, social relations, rescue team, coworker relationship, love affair, daring rescue ...
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 6.9
 5K
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, sweet, exciting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dragon, love and romance, kidnapping, love story, adventure, abduction, wedding, save the princess, ritual, wedding ceremony, duchess, rescue mission ...
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 7.2
 11K
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: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, touching
Plot: cosmonaut, space station, space exploration, space mission, human in outer space, catastrophe, friendship, outer space, hopes, zero gravity, nightmare, russian history ...
Time: year 1985
Place: ussr, russia
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 6.5
 2K
Battalion (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Russia, 1917, WWI. This is the story of the 1st Russian Women's Battalion of Death, formed as part of an ill-conceived propaganda ploy by the Russian Provisional Government in late May of 1917.
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: female soldier, russian revolution, world war one, frontline, russian soldier, strong female lead, trench warfare, courage, revolutionary, heroine, wartime, war ...
Time: year 1917
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Of Freaks and Men (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dariya the maid getting a boy to touch her large breast is just one incident that occurs when Yohan and Victor infiltrate two families, forcing young Liza and blind Ekaterina to appear in porn, but they are not so innocent themselves.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: female nudity, voyeurism, corporal punishment, depravity, porn, sadist, freak, manipulation, society, obsession, photographer, sexual perversion ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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