Film Famous Movies From Soviet Union

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List of popular movies from Soviet Union, listed by popularity with movie trailers when available. All prominent movies shot in Soviet Union are included. This list of famous films made in Soviet Union includes additional information about the movies, such as who directed them and what genre they are. Any top rated movies made in Soviet Union should appear on this list, with the most well-known ones at the top. The most popular cinema of Soviet Union is included below, so if you see a movie that's missing then it probably isn't very well-known.

Everything from Battleship Potemkin to Solaris is included on this list. This list answers the questions What movies were shot in Soviet Union?"

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Sergei Eisenstein, Grigori Aleksandrov, Aleksandr Antonov Battleship Potemkin, sometimes rendered as Battleship Potyomkin, is a 1925 silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein and produced by Mosfilm. It presents a dramatized version of the mutiny that ...more

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Orson Welles, Christopher Plummer, Rod Steiger Waterloo is a 1970 Soviet-Italian film directed by Sergei Bondarchuk and produced by Dino De Laurentiis. It depicts the story of the preliminary events and the Battle of Waterloo, and is famous ...more

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Yuri Nikulin, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Rolan Bykov Andrei Rublev, also known as The Passion According to Andrei, is a 1966 Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky from a screenplay written by him and Andrei Konchalovsky. The film is loosely ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Ava Gardner The Blue Bird is a 1976 American/Soviet fantasy film directed by George Cukor. The screenplay by Hugh Whitemore, Alfred Hayes, and Aleksei Kapler is based on L'Oiseau bleu by Maurice ...more

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Amitabh Bachchan, Amrish Puri, Rishi Kapoor Ajooba is a 1991 Bollywood fantasy superhero film, produced and directed by Shashi Kapoor and also co-directed by the Soviet filmmaker Gennadi Vasilyev. It is a fantasy film loosely based on ...more

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Anatoly Solonitsyn, Natalya Bondarchuk, Jüri Järvet Solaris is a 1972 Russian science fiction art film adaptation of Polish author Stanisław Lem's novel Solaris. The film was co-written and directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. The film is a meditative ...more

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Andrei Konchalovsky, Nikolai Burlyayev, Yevgeni Zharikov Ivan's Childhood, sometimes released as My Name Is Ivan in the US, is a 1962 Soviet film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. It is based on the 1957 short story Ivan by Vladimir Bogomolov, with the ...more

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Sean Connery, Claudia Cardinale, Peter Finch The Red Tent is a joint Soviet/Italian 1969 film directed by Mikhail Kalatozov. The film is based on the story of the mission to rescue Umberto Nobile and the other survivors of the crash of the ...more

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Dmitri Orlov, Nikolay Cherkasov, Sergei Blinnikov Alexander Nevsky is a 1938 historical drama film directed by Sergei Eisenstein. It depicts the attempted invasion of Novgorod in the 13th century by the Teutonic Knights of the Holy Roman Empire ...more

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Oleg Yankovsky, Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Margarita Terekhova Mirror is a 1975 Russian art film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. It is loosely autobiographical, unconventionally structured, and incorporates poems composed and read by the director's father, ...more

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Faina Ranevskaya, Erast Garin Cinderella is a 1947 Soviet musical film by Lenfilm studios. It is a classical story about Cinderella, her evil Stepmother, and a Prince.

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Man with a Movie Camera is an experimental 1929 silent documentary film, with no story and no actors, by Soviet director Dziga Vertov, edited by his wife Elizaveta Svilova. Vertov's feature ...more

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Aleksei Kravchenko, Liubomiras Lauciavicius, Vladas Bagdonas Come and See is a 1985 Soviet war drama film directed by Elem Klimov about and occurring during the Nazi German occupation of the Byelorussian SSR. Aleksei Kravchenko and Olga Mironova star as ...more

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Yury Solomin, Aleksandr Pyatkov, Maxim Munzuk Dersu Uzala is a 1975 Soviet-Japanese co-production film directed by Akira Kurosawa, his first non-Japanese-language film and his first and only 70mm film. The film won the Golden Prize and the ...more

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Aleksey Batalov, Vasili Merkuryev, Tatiana Samoilova The Cranes Are Flying is a Soviet film about World War II. It depicts the cruelty of war and the damage suffered to the Soviet psyche as a result of World War II. It was directed at Mosfilm by ...more

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Isabella Rossellini, Marcello Mastroianni, Silvana Mangano Dark Eyes is a 1987 Italian and Russian language film which tells the story of a 19th-century married Italian who falls in love with a married Russian woman. It stars Marcello Mastroianni and ...more

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Malcolm McDowell, Oleg Yankovsky, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan The Assassin of the Tsar is a 1991 Russian film. It was entered into the 1991 Cannes Film Festival. There are two versions. One is filmed in English which later was dubbed over the Russian ...more

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Erland Josephson, Oleg Yankovsky, Domiziana Giordano Nostalghia is a 1983 Soviet/Italian film, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky and starring Oleg Yankovsky, Domiziana Giordano and Erland Josephson. Tarkovsky co-wrote the screenplay with Tonino

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Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Yury Yakovlev Treasure Island is a 1988 Soviet animated film in two parts based on the novel with the same name by Robert Louis Stevenson. While the film combines traditional animation and live action, it ...more

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Alexander Kalyagin Tale of Tales is a 1979 Soviet/Russian animated film directed by Yuriy Norshteyn and produced by the Soyuzmultfilm studio in Moscow. It has won numerous awards, has been acclaimed by critics and ...more

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Yevgeny Leonov, Yury Yakovlev, Stanislav Lyubshin Kin-dza-dza! is a 1986 Soviet sci-fi dystopian black comedy cult film released by the Mosfilm studio and directed by Georgiy Daneliya, with a story by Georgiy Daneliya and Revaz Gabriadze. The ...more

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Elya Baskin, Rolan Bykov, Yevgeny Leonov Big School-Break is a Soviet 1972 TV miniseries in 4 episodes. Its USA screen name is The Long Recess, and it is loosely based on Georgi Sadovnikov's novel "Walk towards people".

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Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Anastasiya Vertinskaya, Vadim Medvedev Hamlet is a 1964 film adaptation in Russian of William Shakespeare's play of the same title, based on a translation by Boris Pasternak. It was directed by Grigori Kozintsev and Iosif Shapiro, ...more

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Nikita Mikhalkov, Vladimir Gostyukhin, Nikolai Voshchilin Close to Eden is a 1991 drama film directed by Nikita Mikhalkov.

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Anatoly Borisovich Kuznetsov, Spartak Mishulin, Kakhi Kavsadze White Sun of the Desert is a classic 'Eastern' or Ostern film of the Soviet Union. The film is one of the most popular Russian films of all time. Its blend of action, comedy, music and drama, as ...more

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Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Andrei Mironov, Donatas Banionis Beware of the Car is a Soviet 1966 crime comedy-drama film directed by Eldar Ryazanov, based on a screenplay by Emil Braginsky and produced by the Mosfilm. The film stars renown Soviet actors ...more

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Yevgeny Leonov, Yevgeniya Simonova, Leonid Kuravlyov Afonya is a Soviet film produced by Mosfilm and first released in 1975. The film became the Soviet box office leader of 1975 with a total of 62.2 million ticket sales. The film was shot on ...more

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Oleg Yankovsky, Aleksandr Abdulov, Andrei Mironov An Ordinary Miracle is a Soviet 1978 romantic fantasy musical film directed by Mark Zakharov and based on a play by Yevgeni Shvarts. This is the second adaptation of the play; the first one was ...more

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Nikita Mikhalkov, Rolan Bykov, Maria Vinogradova Walking the Streets of Moscow is a 1963 Soviet film directed by Georgiy Daneliya and produced by Mosfilm studios. It stars Nikita Mikhalkov, Aleksei Loktev, Evgeniy Steblov and Galina Polskikh. ...more

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Abdullajon Vladimir Menshov, Sergei Dontsov, Dzhavlon Khamrayev Abdullajon or Abdulladzhan, ili posvyashchaetsya Stivenu Spilbergu is a 1991 Uzbek science fiction comedy film directed by Zulfiqor Musoqov. Abdullajon is the first Uzbek science fiction film ...more

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Georgy Millyar, Ada Vojtsik, Anna Orochko Sampo is a Russian and Finnish language 1959 joint Finnish and Soviet production based loosely on the events depicted in the Finnish national epic Kalevala. A significantly edited version called ...more

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About Red Cap Vladimir Basov, Yevgeniy Yevstigneyev, Rina Zelyonaya Pro Krasnuyu Shapochku is a two-part musical TV Soviet movie based on the ideas of Charles Perrault and directed by Leonid Nechayev. The story is a spin off of the tale of Little Red Riding ...more

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Nikita Mikhalkov, Alexander Kaidanovsky, Anatoly Solonitsyn At Home among Strangers is a 1974 Soviet film starring Yuri Bogatyryov and Anatoly Solonitsyn and directed by Nikita Mikhalkov. Some hail it as the most significant of osterns. Like many Soviet ...more

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Alexander Kaidanovsky, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Alisa Freindlich Stalker is a 1979 art film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, with its screenplay written by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky. Loosely based on the novel The Roadside Picnic, the film features a mixture ...more

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Sergei Petrov, Semyon Svashenko, Amvroziy Buchma Arsenal is a Soviet film by Ukrainian director Alexander Dovzhenko. The film was made in 1928 and released early in 1929. It is the second film in his "Ukraine Trilogy", the first ...more

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Yuliya Solntseva, Semyon Svashenko, Stepan Shkurat Earth is a 1930 Soviet film by Ukrainian director Alexander Dovzhenko, concerning the process of collectivization and the hostility of Kulak landowners. It is Part 3 of Dovzhenko's "Ukraine

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Sofiko Chiaureli, Vilen Galstyan, Medea Japaridze The Color of Pomegranates is a 1969 Soviet film written and directed by Sergei Parajanov. It made the Top 10 list in Cahiers du cinéma in 1982 and Top 100 in Time Out.

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Sergei Bondarchuk, Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Vladimir Zeldin Uncle Vanya is a 1970 film adaptation of the Anton Chekhov play of the same title and directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy.

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Viktoriya Yurizditskaya, Ivan Neganov, Vladimir Degtyarev The Lonely Voice of Man, also known as The Lonely Human Voice, is the first full-feature film by Alexander Sokurov. It was originally filmed in 1978 and reconstructed in 1987 at the Lenfilm ...more

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Sviatoslav Richter, Petr Shelokhonov, Klara Luchko Szerelmi álmok – Liszt is a Hungarian-Soviet epic musical/drama produced and directed by Márton Keleti, based on the biography of the Hungarian composer and pianist Franz Liszt. ...more

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Anatoly Kubatsky, Alexander Khvylya, Mikhail Yanshin Jack Frost is a Soviet film originally released in 1964. It was based a traditional Russian fairy tale Morozko known in English as Father Frost. A version with a new soundtrack was released in ...more

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Werner Herzog, Edward Zentara Hard to Be a God is a joint USSR-Germany science fiction film directed by Peter Fleischmann released in 1989, based on the novel of the same name by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. The Strugatsky ...more

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Andrey Petrov, Alisa Freindlich, Andrey Myagkov Adventures of a Dentist is a 1965 Soviet dark comedy/drama feature film directed by Elem Klimov on Mosfilm. It is currently unavailable on video or DVD for any audience, but is occasionally ...more

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Tara Reid, Rachel Hunter, Vinnie Jones Strike is a 1925 silent film made in the Soviet Union by Sergei Eisenstein. It was Eisenstein's first full-length feature film, and he would go on to make The Battleship Potemkin later that ...more

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Sergei Gerasimov, Yelena Alexandrovna Kuzmina, Pyotr Sobolevsky Alone, also known in English by the transliterated Russian title Odna, is a Soviet film released in 1931. It was written and directed by Leonid Trauberg and Grigori Kozintsev. It was originally ...more

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Nikita Mikhalkov, Sergey Shakurov, Konstantin Grigoryev Siberiade is a 1979 epic Soviet film in four parts, spanning much of the 20th century. The leading roles were played by the celebrated Soviet actors Nikita Mikhalkov and Lyudmila Gurchenko. The ...more

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The Battle of Kerzhenets is a 1971 Soviet animated film directed by Ivan Ivanov-Vano and Yuriy Norshteyn. The film is set to music by Rimsky-Korsakov and uses Russian frescoes and paintings from ...more

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Alla Osipenko, Ilya Rivin Empire is a short film directed by Alexander Sokurov, released in 1986. The movie is based on a play by Lucille Fletcher.

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Alain Delon, Curd Jürgens, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan Teheran 43 is a 1981 USSR-France-Switzerland drama film made by Mosfilm, Mediterraneo Cine and Pro Dis Film, directed by Aleksandr Alov and Vladimir Naumov. The film was the leader of Soviet ...more

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Aleksey Serebryakov, Michele Placido, Mikhail Zhigalov Afghan Breakdown is a 1990 war drama film about the Soviet war in Afghanistan directed by Vladimir Bortko and co-produced by Italy and the Soviet Union. Michele Placido, an Italian TV star ...more