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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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    East/West

    Catherine Deneuve, Sandrine Bonnaire

    Released1999

    Directed byRégis 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. Authors of...  more
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    Women Without Men

    Pegah Ferydoni, Shahrnush Parsipur

    Released2009

    Directed byShirin 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 interpretation...  more
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    Arsenal

    Sergei Petrov, Semyon Svashenko

    Released1929

    Directed byAlexander 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 being Zvenigora and...  more
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    A Driver for Vera

    Andrei Panin, Bohdan Stupka

    Released2004

    Directed byPavel 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 Russian...  more
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    Innocent Saturday

    Anton Shagin, Vyacheslav Petkun

    Released2011

    Directed byAlexander Mindadze

    Innocent Saturday is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Aleksander Mindadze....  more
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    My Joy

    Vlad Ivanov, Vladimir Golovin

    Released2010

    Directed bySergei 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 the...  more
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    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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    Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

    Ivan Mykolaychuk, Leonid Yengibarov

    Released1964

    Directed bySergei 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 on the...  more
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    Melody for a Street Organ

    Oleg Tabakov, Renata Litvinova

    Released2009

    Directed byKira Muratova

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

    Armenian Legacy of Europe is a 2011 documentary film written and directed by Valery Balayan....
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    Karavan lyubvi is a musical television film starring Sofia Rotaru....  more
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    Monologue of Love

    Sofia Rotaru, Ira Chernyaeva

    Released1986

    Directed byLarisa 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 Crimea,...  more
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    English Strawberries

    Nina Divíšková, Viktor Preiss

    Released2008

    Directed byVladimír Drha

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

    Dust is a 2001documentary film written and directed by Michale Boganim....
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    Dandelion Wine

    Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Vladimir Zeldin

    Released1997

    Directed byIgor 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....  more
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    Annychka

    Ivan Mykolaychuk, Boryslav Brondukov

    Released1969

    Directed byBoris 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

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    Pesnya vsegda s nami

    Yevgeniy Yevtushenko, Sofia Rotaru

    Released1976

    Directed byVictor 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 band. The...  more
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    Moskal-Charivnyk

    Ruslana Pysanka, Bohdan Beniuk

    Released1995

    Directed byMykola 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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    The 9th Company

    Fedor Bondarchuk, Aleksei Chadov

    Released2005

    Directed byFedor 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 3234 in...  more
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    Clean

    Clean is a 2012 short animation film from Ukraine....
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    Cross Country

    Egor Agarkov, Olexander Koval

    Released2011

    Directed byMaryna 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 form the 2011...
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    Wayfarers

    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

    Released2001

    Directed bySergei Luchishin

    Portrait is a 2001 film directed by Sergei Luchishin....