Best Russian TV shows

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Russian TV shows" contains films with the following parameters. Style: captivating, suspenseful, humorous, feel good, tense and exciting. Plot: friendship, danger, family relations, youth, society, murder, escapades, crimes, friends and adventure. Genre: Drama, Comedy and Crime. Country: Russia and Ukraine.
Best Russian TV shows
Best Russian TV shows
TOP TV Shows: Silver Spoon (2014), The Penal Battalion (2004), Chernobyl: Exclusion Zone (2014), Olga (2016), Interns (2010), Central Russia's Vampires (2021), Trigger (2018), Call Center (2020), To the Lake (2019), War of families (2020), The Method (2015), Traffic Light (2011), Detective Anna (2016), The Dark Side of the Moon (2012), 80's (2012), Sword (2009), Sklifosovskiy (2012), Policeman from Rublyovka (2016), Junior League (2013), Stone Jungle Laws (2015).

List of Best TV Shows

 7.7
 1K
Silver Spoon (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Forced to become an apprentice cop, cocky playboy Igor finds he's got a knack for police work. But his job soon takes him down a dark personal path.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: colleague colleague relationship, crimes, danger, wealth, murder, love triangle, betrayal, friendship, frame up, dishonesty, investigation, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
Place: 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, pow, infantry, nazi, red army, killed in action, wehrmacht, priest, escape ...
Time: 1940s
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia
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Chernobyl: Exclusion Zone (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: 5 youths give chase after a man who has stolen 8 million rubles from them. The man reveals on his video blog his intention to travel to Chernobyl. With every kilometer the journey of the heroes becomes more dangerous and confusing.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, sent to the past, time machine, adventure, youth, multiple storylines, danger, gunfight, escapades, betrayal, crimes, runaway ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr
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 6.6
 284
Olga (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Olga brings up two children from different marriages, cares about her alcoholic father and tries to adjust her personal life. The eldest daughter Anya is studying in a vocational school, she thinks that she is the only adequate member of the family, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, entertaining, twists and turns
Audience: chick flick
Plot: couple relations, pregnancy, single mother, teenage life, unlikely couple, love, teenage love, misfit, hopes, family relations, life philosophy, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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Dead Mountain: The Dyatlov Pass Incident (2020)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Russia, 1959. A KGB major investigates the mysterious deaths of a group of nine student hikers in the Ural Mountains. Troubled by his past as a WWII veteran, he has a sixth sense and death seems to follow him around as he digs deeper into the ...
Style: macabre, tense, bad ending, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: uncover truth, student, danger, ancient mystery, investigation, mountain, survival, missing person, natural disaster, death, ex military, legends and myths ...
Time: year 1959
Place: russia
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 7.2
 3K
Interns (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Medical sitcom Ivan Okhlobystin about doctors who still do not know how to treat, but know how to make people laugh. The main characters of the sitcom - four interns. They always get into stupid situations, and their leader Dr. Bykov pleasure of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sitcom, realistic, witty ...
Plot: hospital, doctor, obnoxious boss, health situation, workplace romance, doctors and patients, medicine, boss and employee, medical student, prank, silly humor, teasing ...
Time: 21st century
Place: russia, europe
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Central Russia's Vampires (2021)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Grandpa Slava is the oldest of the Midland vampire family. They live quietly. They live by the law. They live the unremarkable life of an ordinary Russian family and they never kill humans - ever. Although, of course, everyone knows they drink ...
Style: light, captivating, entertaining, funny, humorous ...
Plot: vampire, immortality, mystery, family, small town life, child vampire, murder investigation, supernatural ability, secret, humour, supernatural, family secret ...
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 7.4
 325
Trigger (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Fashionable uptown Moscow: psychologist Artem practices "provocative therapy", convinced that the fastest and most effective cure is to brutally confront his patients with their fears. Yet his own life is in chaos after he was sentenced to ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: psychological manipulation, psychotherapy, psychologist, psychotherapist, entrapment, uncover truth, investigation, self discovery, false accusation, shock treatment, father son relationship, transformation ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.9
 514
Call Center (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: Moscow. High rise. Here, on the 12th floor, is the office of the call center "Online Store for Adults". One morning, twelve people who are in the office suddenly find out that there is a bomb in the room. The voices of the unknowns who ...
Style: psychological thriller, psychological, sadistic, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: trapped in a building, psychological abuse, call center, sadist, fear, sexual torture, sexual abuse, sexual humiliation, terror, cheating wife, torture, submission ...
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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 7.3
 10K
To the Lake (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: Mini-series in which an unknown virus turns Moscow into a city of the dead. There is no electricity, money has lost all value and those who are still not infected, are desperately fighting for food and fuel. The main character, Sergei, lives outside ...
Style: suspenseful, serious
Plot: virus, apocalypse, epidemic, survival, post apocalypse, disease, family in danger, fear, panic, society, catastrophe, extinction ...
Place: moscow russia, russia
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War of families (2020)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: Michael and Dima, or Dima and Michael are childhood friends. They grew up together, share a business together, live next door to each other, even their children play together. They are the very best of friends and have a truly unbreakable bond - or ...
Style: entertaining, light, captivating, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, happy ending, best friends, love affair, friendship, relationship problems, conflict between friends, parents and children, family conflict, family relations, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.4
 3K
The Method (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: The main character is an extraordinary and mysterious person, at the same time, he (Rodion Meglin) is an outstanding inspector. Rodion is used to work alone in order to keep the secrecy of his unusual method. Young graduate Esenya Steklova is ...
Style: suspense, psychological, exciting, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, mental illness, serial killer, danger, psychosis, murder, haunted by the past, brutality, crimes, human nature, uncover truth, good versus evil ...
Time: year 2015
Place: russia
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 5.6
 280
Traffic Light (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Style: feel good, light, humorous, sincere, captivating
Plot: friendship, husband wife relationship, love and romance, mother daughter relationship, escapades, male female relationship, family relations, parents and children, infidelity, fall in love, society, dishonesty ...
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 8.0
 513
Detective Anna (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: Nineteen-year-old Anna, living at the end of the nineteenth century in the town of Zatonsk, unexpectedly discovers that she possesses supernatural powers. The spirits of the dead literally haunt her, begging to help. Aided by her visions, Anna ...
Style: captivating, mysterious, twists and turns, breathtaking, intellectual ...
Plot: investigation, female detective, murder, supernatural ability, ghost, partners against crime, death, clairvoyance, romance, danger, family relations, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: 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, suspense, disturbing, tense
Plot: time travel, police detective, murder, murder investigation, serial killer, maniac, police, adaptation, deadly, encounter, danger, death ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, moscow russia
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 6.3
 325
80's (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
TV show
Style: twists and turns, entertaining, stylized, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: student, coming of age, friendship, youth, family relations, fall in love, honest, storytelling, life philosophy, love triangle, couple relations, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia
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 7.2
 114
Sword (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: Several officials, sick of impunity for criminals caused by law enforcement agencies' systemic corruption, create a merciless vigilante group.
Style: tense, disturbing, exciting, realistic, intense ...
Plot: swat, vigilantism, justice, crimes, police corruption, team, frame up, dishonesty, society, counter terrorism, conspiracy, top secret ...
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Sklifosovskiy (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A series centered around a fictional hospital staff, and inspired by the name of a Moldovan surgeon - Nikolay Sklifosovsky.
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, romantic, realistic
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: medical, doctor, hospital, nurse, russian, colleague colleague relationship, workplace situations, male female relationship, dental mask, surgical gown, latex gloves, surgical mask ...
Time: 21st century
Place: russia
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Policeman from Rublyovka (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The television tragicomic story about a young guy named Grisha Izmailov, who became a policeman and was called to protect peace and order in the most elite area of ​​the city of Moscow and the Russian Federation. The guy has to investigate the ...
Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, funny, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: practical joke, law enforcement, police, friendship, police investigation, escapades, corrupt police, money, party, prostitute, gun, police station ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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 5.4
 350
Junior League (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: In the town of Podolsk, The Bears hockey club hires a new coach, Sergei Makeyev, a former National Hockey League player, who sets out to get the club to the Junior Hockey League and make The Bears a successful team.
Style: touching, captivating, exciting, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: ice hockey, sport, sport team, youth, parent child relationship, couples, love, deception, coach, cheerleading, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, first love ...
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Stone Jungle Laws (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Four guys from the outskirts of Moscow decide to make easy money - to overtake a car with stolen cargo inside. Not really thinking about the consequences, they make one mistake after another, and very soon they have serious problems with the law. ...
Style: realistic, talky, disturbing, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: peril, youth, crimes, friends, escapades, money, prison, friendship, best friends, danger, adventure, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
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 8.3
 2K
Liquidation (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 1946. World War II is over, but it doesn't mean that there is no one to fight with. The post-war city of Odessa is ruled by serial killer prison-escapees and former Nazi collaborators. Fallen into disfavor, Marshal Zhoukov is sent ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: saboteur, fighting crime, gang, crime boss, murder, lieutenant colonel, gangs, crime spree
Time: post world war two, 1940s
Place: ukraine
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University. The New Dorm (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: New mini-series about students' adventures at guesthouse.
Style: humorous, realistic, entertaining, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: student, university, sisterhood, friends, group of friends, relationships, love affair, youth, friendship, teacher student relationship, relationship problems, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
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 5.0
 1K
University (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The son of oligarch Sylvestre Sergeev, Sasha, fled from the university in London, where he studied finance, and entered the astronomical department of the physics department of a Moscow university. Sylvester Andreevich wants to return his son to his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, light
Audience: teens, teen comedy, family outing
Plot: youth, friendship, society, parents and children, love and romance, lifestyle, love, dark humor, family relations, adventure, escapades, heroes
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 598
Stopping Power (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: St. Petersburg, Russia, today. Special agents Plakhov, Rogov, Dukalis, Solovets, and Larin are installing the skids for businessman Arkadi Bogolepov. They suspect that Bogolepov is involved in a murder and some other unresolved crimes. ...
Style: tense, humorous, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Plot: politics, corruption, crimes, police investigation, danger, politician, injustice, society, friendship, murder, workplace situations, police station ...
Place: russia
Is relevant ?
 4.5
 443
The Voronins (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: The main characters of the series are an ordinary family. The family consists of the following: Kostya (a sports journalist), his wife Vera (a housewife) and their children: Masha and the twins Philip and Kirill. Right on the same landing, where the ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, parent child relationship, relationship problems, family life, mother son relationship, relatives, everyday life, mother in law daughter in law relationship, family values, brawl ...
Place: russia
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 455
Soldiers (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: The action takes place in a certain military unit, in the city near it, in characters's apartments. The life and attitudes of soldiers, sergeants, warrant officers, officers and their closest associates are shown.
Style: entertaining, feel good, humorous, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: russian soldier, soldier, russian army, rivalry, forbidden love, friendship, youth, friends, teasing, young lovers, russian, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 931
Chiki (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: In the south of Russia, where roadside cafes alternate with ripe fruit ruins, three friends of Sveta, Marina and Lyudka work in a brothel. Their former colleague - enterprising Jeanne - went to conquer Moscow, but returned to the girls with a ...
Style: social, sad, touching, feminist film, uplifting ...
Plot: girlfriend girlfriend relationship, business venture, ex prostitute, prostitute, country girl, provincial life, woman in danger, women, new life, parents and children, life is a bitch, money problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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 8.1
 1K
Ekaterina (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The life of the Russian Empress Ekaterina II (Catherine the Great), a German born princess who came to Russia as bride for the young Peter III, chosen by his aunt Elisabeth, and who, once she came into power, transformed the Russian empire.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, touching, lyrical, sentimental ...
Plot: russian empire, russian history, palace intrigue, empress, royal court, royal family, loveless marriage, coup d'etat, heir to the throne, queen, intrigue, imperial russia ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Masha and the Bear (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Russia
Duration: 7 min.
TV show
Story: Masha is an energetic three-year-old who can’t seem to keep herself out of trouble. Bear is a warm, fatherly figure that does his best to guide his friend and keep her from harm, often ending up the unintended victim of her misadventures.
Style: funny, humorous, not serious, colourful, sweet ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: cartoon bear, friendship, mischievous children, getting along, babysitting, child care, bear, childhood, grandfather granddaughter relationship, parent child relationship, family relations, odd couple ...
Place: russia
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