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The Best Russian Comedy Movies

Beneath the icy façade, there’s actually a lot of humor to be gleaned from Russians. This list of the best Russian comedy movies shows that the motherland loves nothing more than a good laugh. From Soviet crack-ups to modern day Russian laughfests, you’re sure to find anything and everything related to the funniest Russian comedy movies on this list. Dive in and find out if Russian cinema is your thing! You may discover a new passion you never knew was burning inside of you.

The Irony of Fate, directed by Eldar Ryazanov, was first shown on television New Year’s Eve 1976 in the Soviet Union. It was such a hit that to this day it is a tradition in Russia to watch the movie every year on New Year’s Eve.

Space Dogs is an animated comedy that honors the first two dogs to survive a trip into space. Another Russian animated film is Snow Queen, which was released around the same time as Frozen and bears a visual resemblance to the Disney film.

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  • Yuri Nikulin, Mikhail Gluzsky
    50
    5

    Released1967

    Directed byLeonid Gaidai

  • Leonid Gaidai, Yury Yakovlev
    45
    5

    Released1973

    Directed byLeonid Gaidai

  • Andrei Mironov, Yuri Nikulin
    55
    8

    Released1969

    Directed byLeonid Gaidai

  • Yuri Nikulin, Georgiy Vitsin
    29
    5

    Released1965

    Directed byLeonid Gaidai

  • Natalya Fateeva, Anatoli Papanov
    53
    13

    Released1971

    Directed byAleksandr Seryj

  • Released1993

    Directed byLeonid Gaidai

  • Natalya Fateeva, Andrei Mironov
    13
    3

    Released1987

    Directed byAlla Surikova

  • 15
    4

    Released1974

    Directed byEldar Ryazanov, Franco Prosperi

  • 9

    Welcome, or No Trespassing

    Yevgeniy Yevstigneyev, Viktor Kosykh
    19
    6

    Released1964

    Directed byElem Klimov

  • Alexander Belyavsky, Yury Yakovlev
    28
    10

    Released1975

    Directed byEldar Ryazanov

  • 11

    The Girls

    Anatoly Adoskin, Mikhail Pugovkin
    15
    5

    Released1961

    Directed byYuri Chulyukin

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  • Oleg Basilashvili, Maria Vinogradova
    20
    8

    Released1977

    Directed byEldar Ryazanov

  • 13

    Volga-Volga

    Igor Ilyinsky, Lyubov Orlova
    11
    4

    Released1937

    Directed byGrigori Aleksandrov

  • Lyubov Orlova
    11
    4

    Released1934

    Directed byGrigori Aleksandrov

  • Yevgeny Leonov, Yury Yakovlev
    14
    6

    Released1986

    Directed byGeorgiy Daneliya

  • Vladimir Zeldin, Igor Ilyinsky
    12
    5

    Released1956

    Directed byEldar Ryazanov

  • 17

    Peculiarities of the National Fishing

    Andrey Krasko, Aleksey Buldakov
    10
    4

    Released1998

    Directed byAleksandr Rogozhkin, Inna Gorlova

  • 18

    What Men Talk About

    Jeanna Friske, Nonna Grishaeva
    10
    4

    Released2010

    Directed byDmitriy Dyachenko

  • Yury Yakovlev, Igor Ilyinsky
    11
    5

    Released1962

    Directed byEldar Ryazanov

  • Igor Sergeyev, Aleksey Buldakov
    9
    4

    Released1995

    Directed byAleksandr Rogozhkin

  • 21

    The Peculiarities of the National Hunt under Winter Conditions

    Andrey Krasko, Mikhail Porechenkov
    6
    2

    Released2001

    Directed byAleksandr Rogozhkin

  • Leonid Bykov, Gregory Hlady
    7
    5

    Directed byLeonid Bykov

  • Anatoly Borisovich Kuznetsov, Spartak Mishulin
    9
    7

    Released1970

    Directed byVladimir Motyl

  • 24

    Shirli-Myrli (What a Mess!)

    Inna Churikova, Lyubov Polishchuk
    9
    8

    Released1995

    Directed byVladimir Menshov

  • Mauriett Chayeb, Maria Antonieta Monge
    1
    0

    Released2021

    Directed byInna Evlannikova