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Famous Movies From Ukraine

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

Examples of movies on this list include Women Without Men and My Joy. This list answers the questions What movies were shot in Ukraine?"
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Catherine Deneuve, Sandrine Bonnaire, Oleg Menshikov

Released: 1999

Directed by: Régis Wargnier

East/West is a 1999 French-Ukrainian-Russian-Spanish-Bulgarian film directed by Régis Wargnier, starring Sandrine Bonnaire, Oleg Menshikov, Sergei Bodrov Jr. and Catherine Deneuve. ...more
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Pegah Ferydoni, Shahrnush Parsipur, Bijan Daneshmand

Released: 2009

Directed by: Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari

Women Without Men is a 2009 political drama film written and directed by Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azari. "In 1953, four Iranian women search for freedom or survival in Shirin Neshat's ...more
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Sergei Petrov, Semyon Svashenko, Amvroziy Buchma

Released: 1929

Directed by: Alexander Dovzhenko

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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Andrei Panin, Bohdan Stupka, Marina Golub

Released: 2004

Directed by: Pavel Chukhray

A Driver for Vera is a Ukrainian-Russian co-produced psychological drama film from 2004, set in 1962 Sevastopol, Ukraine, directed and written by Russian Pavel Chukhrai. The film won numerous ...more
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Anton Shagin, Vyacheslav Petkun, Vasilij Guzov

Released: 2011

Directed by: Alexander Mindadze

Innocent Saturday is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Aleksander Mindadze.
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Vlad Ivanov, Vladimir Golovin, Olga Shuvalova

Released: 2010

Directed by: Sergei Loznitsa

My Joy is a 2010 Ukrainian road movie directed by Sergei Loznitsa. It is set in the western regions of Russia, somewhere near Smolensk. My Joy was the first Ukrainian film ever to compete for ...more
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Released: 2012

Directed by: Ben Moses

A Whisper to a Roar is a 2012 American documentary film made by Ben Moses and inspired by the work of Larry Diamond. The film chronicles the fight for democracy in Egypt, Malaysia, Ukraine, ...more
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Ivan Mykolaychuk, Leonid Yengibarov, Nikolai Grinko

Released: 1964

Directed by: Sergei Parajanov

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, also called Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors, Shadows of Our Ancestors, or Wild Horses of Fire – is a 1965 film by the Soviet filmmaker Sergei Parajanov based ...more
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Oleg Tabakov, Renata Litvinova, Nina Ruslanova

Released: 2009

Directed by: Kira Muratova

Melody for a Street Organ is a 2009 drama film written by Kira Muratova, Volodymyr Zuyev and directed by Kira Muratova.
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Armenian Legacy of Europe

Released: 2011

Directed by: Valery Balayan

Armenian Legacy of Europe is a 2011 documentary film written and directed by Valery Balayan.
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Released: 1991

Directed by: Sofia Rotaru

Karavan lyubvi is a musical television film starring Sofia Rotaru.
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Sofia Rotaru, Ira Chernyaeva, V. Stepanov

Released: 1986

Directed by: Larisa Maslyuk

Monologue of Love is a Soviet Ukrainian musical telefilm, written by Grigore Vieru and directed by Larisa Maslyuk, starring Sofia Rotaru in the main role. The movie filmed at Ukretelefilm in ...more
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Released: 2008

Directed by: Bohdana Smyrnova

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Nina Divíšková, Viktor Preiss, Pavla Tomicová

Released: 2008

Directed by: Vladimír Drha

English Strawberries is a 2008 drama-romance and war film written by Martin Safránek and directed by Vladimír Drha.
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Dust

Released: 2001

Directed by: Michale Boganim

Dust is a 2001documentary film written and directed by Michale Boganim.
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Dandelion Wine Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Vladimir Zeldin, Nikolay Chindyaykin

Released: 1997

Directed by: Igor Apasyan

Dandelion Wine is a 1997 Russian TV film based on the book of the same name by Ray Bradbury. It's the last film of Innokenti Smoktunovsky, released after his death.
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Annychka Ivan Mykolaychuk, Boryslav Brondukov, Konstantin Stepankov

Released: 1969

Directed by: Boris Ivchenko

Annychka is a 1968 Ukrainian drama. The film, which was produced at the Dovzhenko Film Studios, takes place in 1943 and is about a Hutsul girl played by Lyubov Rumyantseva. In 1969 it received a ...more
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Birds

Released: 2012

Directed by: Nikita Lyskov

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Pesnya vsegda s nami Yevgeniy Yevtushenko, Sofia Rotaru, Igor Slavinskiy

Released: 1976

Directed by: Victor Storozhenka

Pesnya vsegda s nami is a 1975 Soviet Ukrainian musical film, produced by Viktor Storozhenko starring Sofia Rotaru in the main role, as well as Soviet Ukrainian Smerichka vocal-instrumental ...more
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Moskal-Charivnyk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Movies From Ukraine
Moskal-Charivnyk Ruslana Pysanka, Bohdan Beniuk, Oleksandr Bodnarenko

Released: 1995

Directed by: Mykola Zasieyev-Rudenko

Moskal-Charivnyk, is a 1995 musical comedy by the Ukrainian filmmaker Mykola Zasieyev-Rudenko based on the book by Ukrainian writer Ivan Kotliarevskyi. The film features a detailed portrayal of ...more
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Fedor Bondarchuk, Aleksei Chadov, Mikhail Porechenkov

Released: 2005

Directed by: Fedor Bondarchuk

The 9th Company is a 2005 Russian film directed by Fedor Bondarchuk and set during the Soviet War in Afghanistan. The film is loosely based on a real-life battle that took place at Elevation ...more
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Clean

Released: 2012

Directed by: Elena Potemkina

Clean is a 2012 short animation film from Ukraine.
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Cross Country Egor Agarkov, Olexander Koval, Maria Sodol

Released: 2011

Directed by: Maryna Vroda

Cross Country is a 2011 short film written and directed by Maryna Vroda. "First a boy is forced to run. Then he runs on his own. Then he watches another one run." Quoting the synopsis ...more
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Wayfarers

Released: 2005

Directed by: Igor Strembitskyy

Wayfarers (Podorozhni) is a 2005 short film written by Natalya Kononchuk and directed by Igor Strembitsky.
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Portrait Vladimir Kapustin, Petr Stupin, Elena Sergeeva

Released: 2001

Directed by: Sergei Luchishin

Portrait is a 2001 film directed by Sergei Luchishin.