Netflix The Best Russian Movies On Netflix  

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Whether you're from the motherland or not, if you like good movies then you'll enjoy the films on this ranked list of Russian movies streaming on Netflix. Forget the American cliche of Russians being the bad guy; these films are funny, emotional, horrifying and just downright entertaining. Most of these Netflix Russian movies are in the Russian language, but most have subtitles, so don't worry about not understanding the story. This list also includes the best Eastern European movies on Netflix as well.

This list of the best Russian movies on Netflix will give you a whole different idea of what modern Russia is like. For example, the supernatural thriller Night Watch and its sequel, Day Watch, and the documentary Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer.

On a more different note, this list of Netflix Russian language movies includes the horror movie III: The Ritual and the sci-fi epic Hard to Be a God. Vote for your favorites below, or use the list as a guide if you are new to these films.

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Day Watch, is a 2006 Russian dark fantasy action film written and directed by Timur Bekmambetov. Marketed as "the first film of the year", it opened in theatres across Russia on 1 January 2006, the United States on 1 June 2007, and the United Kingdom on 5 October 2007. It is a sequel to the 2004 film Night Watch, featuring the same cast. It is based on the second and the third part of Sergey Lukyanenko's novel The Night Watch rather than its follow-up novel Day Watch. The film's budget was USD$4.2 million. Fox Searchlight paid $2 million to acquire the worldwide distribution rights of this film. This film grossed $31.9 million at the Russian box office alone. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Jeanna Friske, Gosha Kutsenko, Aleksei Chadov, Vladimir Menshov, Viktor Verzhbitsky, + more

Initial Release: 2006

Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov

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12 is a 2007 crime film by Russian director and actor Nikita Mikhalkov. Mikhalkov was awarded the Special Lion at the 64th Venice International Film Festival for his work on the film, which also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. It is an adaptation of Reginald Rose's play Twelve Angry Men and a remake of Sidney Lumet's film 12 Angry Men. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Nikita Mikhalkov, Sergei Garmash, Mikhail Yefremov, Sergei Makovetsky, Alexey Gorbunov, + more

Initial Release: 2007

Directed by: Nikita Mikhalkov

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Night Watch is a 2004 Russian urban fantasy supernatural thriller film directed by Timur Bekmambetov. It is loosely based on the novel The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko, and is the first part of a duology, followed by Day Watch. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Anna Semenovich, Jeanna Friske, Gosha Kutsenko, Aleksei Chadov, Vladimir Menshov, + more

Initial Release: 2004

Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov

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III: The Ritual

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Actors: Polina Davydova, Evgeniy Gagarin, Lyubov Ignatushko

Initial Release: 2015

Directed by: Pavel Khvaleev

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