Highest-Rated Movies about 'Russia', Sort by Popularity

The Cranes Are Flying (1957), Andrei Rublev (1969), The Red and the White (1967), The Italian (2005), Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. (2018), Prisoner of the Mountains (1996), The Student (2016), X-Men: First Class (2011) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Russia movies.

#3. The Red and the White (1967)

Storyline: In this minimalist anti-war film, a faction of Hungarian soldiers on the side of the Russian Red army, led by a determined commander (Jozsef Madaras), fight against the pro-Czar white army in a remote Russian field near a dense wood along the Volga River. As the tide of battle ebbs and flows, a small group of compassionate nurses, including Olga (Krystyna Mikolajevska), do not differentiate between the sides, transporting all wounded soldiers to the nearby wood and treating their injuries.

Plot Keywords: commander, soldier, nurse, hungarian, russian, bleak, emotional ...

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#4. The Italian (2005)

Storyline: Abandoned by his mother, 6-year-old Vanya (Kolya Spiridonov) lives in an orphanage run by a greedy woman (Mariya Kuznetsova) and her cruel lover (Nikolai Reutov). Vanya decides to run away and find his mother after a wealthy Italian couple offer to buy him and after observing that the older children in the home survive by stealing or prostitution. He faces many dangers on his journey, including the pair at the orphanage who tried to sell him.

Plot Keywords: orphan, alcoholic, madam, driver, mother, friend, inspiring ...

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#6. Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)

Storyline: On patrol in the Caucasus mountains, Russian soldiers Vanya (Sergei Bodrov Jr.) and Sacha (Oleg Menshikov) become the prisoners of a Chechen village. Tribal leader Abdul-Murat (Jemal Sikharulidze) is willing to release the pair unharmed in exchange for his son, who is a prisoner in the custody of the Russians. After writing to their mothers with Abdul-Murat's terms, the duo are powerless to do anything but wait for an answer while getting used to life in the village.

Plot Keywords: russian, soldier, tribal leader, daughter, mother, prisoner, emotional ...

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#9. Mother and Son (1997)

Storyline: In a small house in the countryside of Russia, a son (Alexei Ananischnov) cares for his sick, elderly mother (Gudrun Geyer) as they prepare for her death. As the mother struggles to breathe and her health gradually deteriorates, her son holds her, feeds her and does his best to comfort her. When the son finally brings the mother to her death bed, the two embark on a journey through a hallucinatory outdoor landscape where they spend their final moments together.

Plot Keywords: mother, son, dying person, old woman, moving, dreamy, house ...

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#10. Cool & Crazy (2001)

Storyline: In the small Norwegian fishing village of Berlevåg, north of the Arctic Circle, some local men have discovered the joy of song thanks to their participation in the town's choir. These unlikely real-life crooners -- consisting of fishermen and factory workers -- get their big break when they're asked to perform in the depressed Russian city of Murmansk. But the trip there is fraught with infighting, which may ruin the group's opportunity at the big time before anyone sings a note.

Plot Keywords: singer, fisherman, factory worker, audience, charming, engaging, heartwarming ...

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#11. Break Loose (2013)

Storyline: BREAKING: LOS ANGELES takes a gritty, provocative look behind the curtain of the LA recording industry and reveals the dirty little secrets unsigned bands confront when they try to stay true to their vision yet appeal to established interests looking to sign the next sensation. Three years in the making, Breaking tears off the industry's veneer through candid interviews with bands and heralded industry executives that reveal how the music business works today, following unprecedented changes. Breaking boldly asks: Can creative brilliance survive the pressures of raw capitalism, do-it-yourself production and distribution, and rampant file-sharing?—Anonymous

Plot Keywords: commandant, friend, ex-soldier, criminal, intense, gory, brooding ...

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#12. The Return (2003)

Storyline: The events of the film unfold over six days and tell about the mysterious journey of a strange man and his two teenage sons who had never seen him before. Vanya and Andrey, for how long they remember, lived with their mother, who once told them that their father was a pilot. But one ordinary Monday, dad appears in their house and takes the brothers on a hike to a small island in the middle of a forest lake.

Plot Keywords: father, son, teenager, mother, emotional, dark, somber ...

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#13. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

Storyline: At the beginning of the twentieth century, Jews and Orthodox Christians live in the little village of Anatevka in the pre-revolutionary Russia of the Czars. Among the traditions of the Jewish community, the matchmaker arranges the match and the father approves it. The milkman Reb Tevye is a poor man that has been married for twenty-five years with Golde and they have five daughters. When the local matchmaker Yente arranges the match between his older daughter Tzeitel and the old widow butcher Lazar Wolf, Tevye agrees with the wedding. However Tzeitel is in love with the poor tailor Motel Kamzoil and they ask permission to Tevye to get married that he accepts to please his daughter. Then his second daughter Hodel (Michele Marsh) and the revolutionary student Perchik decide to marry each other and Tevye is forced to accept. When Perchik is arrested by the Czar troops and sent to Siberia, Hodel decides to leave her family and homeland and travel to Siberia to be with her beloved Perchik....

Plot Keywords: father, butcher, daughter, mother, lighthearted, emotional, heartwarming ...

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#14. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Storyline: During the Russian Revolution, Dr. Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif) is a young doctor who has been raised by his aunt and uncle following his father's suicide. Yuri falls in love with beautiful Lara Guishar (Julie Christie), who has been having an affair with her mother's lover, Victor Komarovsky (Rod Steiger), an unscrupulous businessman. Yuri, however, ends up marrying his cousin, Tonya (Geraldine Chaplin). But when he and Lara meet again years later, the spark of love reignites.

Plot Keywords: doctor, brother, niece, wife, politician, mistress, passionate ...

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#15. The Last Command (1928)

Storyline: A decorated, aristocratic Czarist General is reduced to penury after the collapse of Imperial Russia. An old adversary, now a successful director hires the general to re-enact the revolution which deposed him.—W. Louis <wlouis@ego.psych.mcgill.ca>

Plot Keywords: revolutionary, russian general, director, extra, gripping, disheartening, intense ...

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