Best russian movies

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1. Of Freaks and Men (1998)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, History

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.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Sergey Makovetskiy, Dinara Drukarova, Anzhelika Nevolina, Viktor Sukhorukov

Votes: 2,836

2. Brother (1997)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

An ex-soldier with a personal honor code enters the family crime business in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Sergey Bodrov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Svetlana Pismichenko, Mariya Zhukova

Votes: 15,368

3. Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973– )

69 min | Drama, History, War

A 1973 Soviet twelve-part television series, directed by Tatyana Lioznova and based on the novel of the same title by Yulian Semyonov. The series portrays the exploits of Maxim Isaev, a ... See full summary »

Stars: Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Yefim Kopelyan, Leonid Bronevoy, Ekaterina Gradova

Votes: 3,686

4. Liquidation (2007– )

45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Wide-scale operation against criminality turning into something more dangerous in post-WWII Odessa.

Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Mikhail Porechenkov, Vladimir Menshov, Sergey Makovetskiy

Votes: 1,941

5. Twelve Chairs (1971)

PG-13 | 159 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Two gentlemen of fortune from the times of Imperial Russia are looking for an uncountable treasure at the dawn of the Soviet Union age.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Archil Gomiashvili, Sergey Filippov, Mikhail Pugovkin, Natalya Krachkovskaya

Votes: 5,352

6. Generation P (2011)

112 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

A chronicle of the rise of the advertising industry in Post-Soviet Russia.

Director: Victor Ginzburg | Stars: Vladimir Epifantsev, Mikhail Efremov, Andrey Fomin, Sergey Shnurov

Votes: 3,478 | Gross: $0.01M

7. Master i Margarita (2006)

125 min | Drama, Fantasy

Interwoven are a satire of the 1930's under Stalin, the inner struggle of Pontius Pilate around the execution of Jesus, and the love story between a writer in Moscow and his lover Margarita.

Director: Yuriy Kara | Stars: Viktor Rakov, Anastasiya Vertinskaya, Nikolay Burlyaev, Mikhail Ulyanov

Votes: 536

8. Blind Man's Bluff (2005)

111 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

This movie is about the stern gangster customs of one of the Russian provincial cities in the mid-90s . And you could expect either a stupid game of blind man's buffets or a truly bloody showdown with the stacks of "bluffers".

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Aleksey Panin, Dmitriy Dyuzhev, Nikita Mikhalkov, Sergey Makovetskiy

Votes: 5,596

9. The Diamond Arm (1969)

PG-13 | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

An ordinary Soviet citizen accidentally intervenes into a huge operation of international criminal group that trades illegally obtained jewelry.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Yuriy Nikulin, Nina Grebeshkova, Andrey Mironov, Anatoliy Papanov

Votes: 12,351

10. Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)

TV-G | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

An ordinary Soviet building manager, living in the 20th century, is extremely similar to a Tsar of All Rus' - Ivan IV the Terrible (1530-1584). He would never have known about this, but one day his neighbor created a time machine.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Yuriy Yakovlev, Leonid Kuravlyov, Aleksandr Demyanenko, Saveliy Kramarov

Votes: 14,090

11. Operation 'Y' & Other Shurik's Adventures (1965)

TV-G | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Three stories about Shurik - a young student. He fights against criminals, falls in love, confuses apartments, passes exams - he lives after all.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Aleksandr Demyanenko, Mikhail Pugovkin, Aleksei Smirnov, Vladimir Basov

Votes: 11,112

12. Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (1967)

TV-13 | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

A young student Shurik comes to a remote mountainous region in search of ancient legends and traditions. Fooled by the corrupt local governor, he helps him to kidnap a beautiful young girl, but soon realizes what he's done.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Aleksandr Demyanenko, Natalya Varley, Ruslan Akhmetov, Yuriy Nikulin

Votes: 9,992

13. Sportloto-82 (1982)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Adventurous comedy about a bunch of people hunting the winning lottery ticket.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Algis Arlauskas, Svetlana Amanova, Mikhail Pugovkin, Mikhail Kokshenov

Votes: 1,579

14. Gentlemen of Fortune (1971)

TV-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

It so happens that peaceful kindergarten teacher is incredibly similar to the terrible villain who stole the helmet of Alexander the Great. And villain's accomplices are unexpectedly similar to children - they also need love and care.

Director: Aleksandr Sery | Stars: Evgeniy Leonov, Georgiy Vitsin, Radner Muratov, Saveliy Kramarov

Votes: 9,795

15. Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia (1974)

TV-PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

The mad adventures of the mad Italians, searching for the mad treasures in the mad Russia.

Directors: Francesco Prosperi, Eldar Ryazanov | Stars: Andrey Mironov, Ninetto Davoli, Antonia Santilli, Alighiero Noschese

Votes: 4,858

16. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Acquaintance (1980)

67 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Doctor Watson moves in with the eccentric Sherlock Holmes and they get a case to solve. A young heiress seeks Holmes' help when she feels threatened by her brutish stepfather after her sister dies under mysterious circumstances.

Stars: Vasiliy Livanov, Vitali Solomin, Rina Zelyonaya, Mariya Solomina

Votes: 3,252

17. Antikiller (2002)

114 min | Action, Crime

Former criminal investigator, Major Korenev, nicknamed Fox is released from prison. He has been detained there as a result of planted incriminating evidence of unlawful investigation ... See full summary »

Director: Egor Konchalovskiy | Stars: Yuriy Kutsenko, Mikhail Ulyanov, Sergey Shakurov, Aleksandr Baluev

Votes: 1,464

18. The Ascent (1977)

111 min | Drama, War

Two Soviet partisans on a mission to gather food contend with the winter cold, the occupying Germans, and their own psyches.

Director: Larisa Shepitko | Stars: Boris Plotnikov, Vladimir Gostyukhin, Sergey Yakovlev, Lyudmila Polyakova

Votes: 5,644

19. Heart of a Dog (1988 TV Movie)

PG | 136 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

In the wake of the Russian revolution, Professor Preobrazhensky rescues a starving dog from the gutter, and attempts to transform him into a man. Based on Mikhail Bulgakov's novel of the same name.

Director: Vladimir Bortko | Stars: Evgeniy Evstigneev, Vladimir Tolokonnikov, Boris Plotnikov, Roman Kartsev

Votes: 6,270

20. Stalker (1979)

Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko

Votes: 104,770 | Gross: $0.23M

21. Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Lungin | Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Mariya Mironova, Andrey Krasko, Levani

Votes: 1,823 | Gross: $0.12M



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