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List of Russian Movies

Browse the full list of Russian movies streaming online, including services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, HBO and more. Sort by Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB rating, popularity and more to find something to watch!

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1. Cast Away

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7.8/10
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86/100
Released: 2000Rated: PG-13
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny island with nothing but some flotsam and jetsam from the aircraft's cargo.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. Stalker

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8.1/10
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83/100
Released: 1979
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded desires are granted.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Solaris

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8.1/10
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82/100
Released: 1972Rated: PG
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out repressed memories and obsessions.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. Battleship Potemkin

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8.0/10
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81/100
Released: 1926
History, Drama

What it's about: A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resultant public demonstration, showing support, which brought on a police massacre. The film had an incredible impact on the development of cinema and is a masterful example of montage editing.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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5. Come and See

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8.2/10
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81/100
Released: 1985
Drama, History

What it's about: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On returning home, Florya finds his family and fellow peasants massacred. His continued survival amidst the brutal debris of war becomes increasingly nightmarish, a battle between despair and hope.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.00 on 1 service (Vudu).

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6. Mirror

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8.1/10
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80/100
Released: 1975Rated: G
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A dying man in his forties recalls his childhood, his mother, the war and personal moments that tell of and juxtapose pivotal moments in Soviet history with daily life.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.00 on 1 service (Vudu).

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7. Match Point

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7.6/10
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79/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one assuring him his place in high society, and the other that would bring him far from it - palms start to sweat and a dark psychological match in his head begins.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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8. Loveless

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7.7/10
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78/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha. Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alyosha disappears...

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $12.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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9. Salyut-7

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7.2/10
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78/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Salyut 7, the Soviet space station, was orbiting Earth in unmanned regime. Suddenly it stops responding to signals from the Ground Control. Fall of this station, the pride of soviet science and space industry, would not only damage the image of the country, but also bring upon tragedy, probably with loss of life. Astronauts have to be sent to the station to find what caused the breakdown and prevent the catastrophe. However, nobody has ever docked an uncontrolled object in space. To this day this is the most technically complicated mission in the history of the world of space navigation.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Ivan's Childhood

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8.1/10
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78/100
Released: 1962Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy's war-ravaged youth.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. Leviathan

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77/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Drama, Crime

What it's about: In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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12. The Return

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8.0/10
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76/100
Released: 2003
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: A story of two Russian boys whose father suddenly returns home after a 12-year absence. He takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a lake that turns into a test of manhood of almost mythic proportions.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.00 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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13. I Am Cuba

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8.0/10
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73/100
Released: 1964
Drama, History

What it's about: An unabashed exercise in cinema stylistics, I Am Cuba is pro-Castro/anti-Batista rhetoric dressed up in the finest clothes. The film's four dramatic stories take place in the final days of the Batista regime; the first two illustrate the ills that led to the revolution, the third and fourth the call to arms which cut across social and economic lines.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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14. Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan

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7.3/10
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73/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, a slave who went on to conquer half the world in the 11th century.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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15. Get Smart

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6.5/10
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73/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: When the identities of secret agents from Control are compromised, the Chief promotes hapless but eager analyst Maxwell Smart and teams him with stylish, capable Agent 99, the only spy whose cover remains intact. Can they work together to thwart the evil plans of KAOS and its crafty operative?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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16. Russian Ark

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7.4/10
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72/100
Released: 2002
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: A French marquis wanders through a vast labyrinth of corridors, theaters and ballrooms at a reception for a Persian ambassador.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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17. Elena

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7.3/10
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72/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Vladimir is reaching the end of his life and decides to leave his wealth to his only daughter, cutting out his wife and her son from his will.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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18. Black Sea

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6.4/10
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72/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: A rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on-board their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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19. Red Army

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7.6/10
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72/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: From Oscar and Emmy award winning filmmakers, Red Army highlights the Soviet Union's legendary and enigmatic hockey training culture and world-dominating team through the eyes of the team's Captain Slava Fetisov, following his shift from hockey star and celebrated national hero to political enemy. The film turns a unique lens on the social and cultural transformation of the Soviet Union leading up to the fall of Communism, mirroring the rise and fall of the Red Army team. A film by Gabe Polsky and Executive Producers Werner Herzog and Jerry Weintraub.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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20. Dancer

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7.9/10
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71/100
Released: 2016
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: Sergei Polunin is a breathtaking ballet talent who questions his existence and his commitment to dance just as he is about to become a legend.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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21. Brother

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8.0/10
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71/100
Released: 1997
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Danila goes to his older brother to start a new life in Petersburg. His brother is a gangster and a killer, and he puts Danila into this criminal world asking him to kill someone.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $4.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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22. Hardcore Henry

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6.7/10
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70/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Henry, a newly resurrected cyborg who must save his wife/creator from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers, AKAN, and his army of mercenaries. Fighting alongside Henry is Jimmy, who is Henry's only hope to make it through the day. Hardcore takes place over the course of one day, in Moscow, Russia.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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23. Burnt by the Sun

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7.9/10
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70/100
Released: 1994Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin Dmitri from Moscow, who charms the women and little Nadia with his games and pianistic bravura. But Kotov isn't fooled: this is the time of Stalin's repression, with telephone calls in the middle of the night spelling doom - and he knows that Dmitri isn't paying a social call...

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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24. Guardians

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4.0/10
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70/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: During the Cold War, an organization called "Patriot" created a super-hero squad, which includes members of multiple soviet republics. For years, the heroes had to hide their identities, but in hard times they must show themselves again.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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25. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

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6.2/10
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70/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 9 services (iTunes, Google Play & 7 others).

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26. Orlando

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7.2/10
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69/100
Released: 1993Rated: PG-13
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: The story begins in the Elizabethan era , shortly before the death of Queen Elizabeth I . On her deathbed, the Queen promises an androgynous young nobleman named Orlando a large tract of land and a castle built on it, along with a generous monetary gift. But Elizabeth will bequeath it to him only if he assents to an unusual command: Do not fade. Do not wither. Do not grow old...

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Sundance Now) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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27. Strike

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7.6/10
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68/100
Released: 1925
Drama

What it's about: The film depicts a strike in 1903 by the workers of a factory in pre-revolutionary Russia, and their subsequent suppression. The film is most famous for a sequence near the end in which the violent putting down of the strike is cross-cut with footage of cattle being slaughtered, although there are several other points in the movie where animals are used as metaphors for the conditions of various individuals. Another theme in the film is collectivism in opposition to individualism which was viewed as a convention of western film.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (FilmBox) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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28. The Concert

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7.6/10
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68/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A former world-famous conductor of the Bolshoï orchestra, known as "The Maëstro", Andreï Filipov had seen his career publicly broken by Leonid Brezhnev for hiring Jewish musicians and now works cleaning the concert hall where he once directed. One day, he intercepts an official invitation from the prestigious Théâtre du Châtelet. Through a series of mad antics, he reunites his old orchestra, now composed of old alcoholic musicians, and flies to perform in Paris and complete the Tchaikovsky concerto interrupted 30 years earlier. For the concerto, he engages a young violin soloist with whom he has an unexpected connection.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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29. 9th Company

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7.1/10
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68/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior to being sent off to the front lines. After several one-by-one dalliances with the local whore, Snow White, and a cautionary lecture on the history, geography and culture of Afghanistan (which most of the men sleep through), the trainees head off to battle - first to the Bagram air base, then to the Afghani province of Khost to secure supply lines. But nothing can begin to prepare them for the brutal devastation into which they are plunged, or the relentless tide of slaughter that scatters thousands of Soviet victims in its wake.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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30. 12

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7.7/10
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67/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG-13
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A loose remake of “12 Angry Men”, “12” is set in contemporary Moscow where 12 very different men must unanimously decide the fate of a young Chechen accused of murdering his step-father, a Russian army officer. Consigned to a makeshift jury room in a school gymnasium, one by one each man takes center stage to confront, connect, and confess while the accused awaits a verdict and revisits his heartbreaking journey through war in flashbacks.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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31. Alexander Nevsky

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7.7/10
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67/100
Released: 1938Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: When German knights invade Russia, Prince Alexander Nevsky must rally his people to resist the formidable force. After the Teutonic soldiers take over an eastern Russian city, Alexander stages his stand at Novgorod, where a major battle is fought on the ice of frozen Lake Chudskoe. While Alexander leads his outnumbered troops, two of their number, Vasili and Gavrilo, begin a contest of bravery to win the hand of a local maiden.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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32. Night Watch

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6.5/10
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67/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others actually roam the night as vampires while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to control them and limit their outrage

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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33. The Island

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8.0/10
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67/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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34. Under the Sun

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7.4/10
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66/100
Released: 2016
Documentary

What it's about: Over the course of one year, this film follows the life of an ordinary Pyongyang family whose daughter was chosen to take part in one of the famous Korean "Spartakiads". The ritualized explosions of color and joy contrast sharply with pale everyday reality, which is not particularly terrible, but rather quite surreal, like a typical life as seen "through the looking glass".

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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35. The Last Station

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66/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things. The Countess Sofya, wife and muse to Leo Tolstoy, uses every trick of seduction on her husband's loyal disciple, whom she believes was the person responsible for Tolstoy signing a new will that leaves his work and property to the Russian people.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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36. Hard to Be a God

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6.7/10
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65/100
Released: 2013
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A group of scientists is sent to the planet Arkanar to help the local civilization, which is in the Medieval phase of its own history, to find the right path to progress. Their task is a difficult one: they cannot interfere violently and in no case can they kill. The scientist Rumata tries to save the local intellectuals from their punishment and cannot avoid taking a position. As if the question were: what would you do in God's place? Director's statement Aleksei wanted to make this film his entire life. The road was a long one. This is not a film about cruelty, but about love. A love that was there, tangible, alive, and that resisted through the hardest of conditions.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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37. How I Ended This Summer

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65/100
Released: 2010
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Two men at a remote Arctic base begin mistrusting each other after an important radio message.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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38. Silent Souls

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Released: 2010
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Present days. A man and his companion go on a journey to cremate the dead body of the former beloved wife, on a riverbank in the area where they spent their honeymoon.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor).

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39. Hostages

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6.2/10
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65/100
Released: 2017
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Soviet Georgia, 1983. Preparations for Nika and Ana's wedding are in full swing and it's a big day for both of their elite families. For the newlyweds and their friends, however, the celebrations are in fact part of a cover-up, as they plot an audacious escape from the Soviet Union.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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40. Day Watch

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64/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: A man who serves in the war between the forces of Light and Dark comes into possession of a device that can restore life to Moscow, which was nearly destroyed by an apocalyptic event.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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41. Hipsters

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7.1/10
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64/100
Released: 2008
Drama, Musical

What it's about: In this hit Russian musical, a group of friends flaunts Soviet authority in 1950s Moscow by embracing jazz. When Communist Mels falls for Polly, a free-spirited jazz fan, he risks losing his party membership by associating with her rebellious crew.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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42. Tulpan

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7.1/10
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63/100
Released: 2009
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Asa, a young and cheerful dreamer, returns from his Russian naval service to his sister’s nomadic family on the desolate Hunger Steppe of central Asia, so that he can begin his own life as a shepherd. But before he can tend a flock of his own, Asa must first win the hand of the only eligible girl for miles—his mysterious neighbor, Tulpan.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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43. The Italian

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7.6/10
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63/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Drama, Independent

What it's about: Set in 2002, an abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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44. The Sun

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7.4/10
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62/100
Released: 2005
Drama, History

What it's about: The Sun (Russian: Сóлнце, Solntse) is a 2005 Russian biographical film depicting Japanese Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) during the final days of World War II. The film is the third drama in director Aleksandr Sokurov's trilogy, which included Taurus about the Soviet Union's Vladimir Lenin and Moloch about Nazi Germany's Adolf Hitler.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & YouTube).

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45. Dovlatov

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6.5/10
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60/100
Released: 2018
Drama, Biography

What it's about: Dovlatov charts six days in the life of brilliant, ironic writer who saw far beyond the rigid limits of 70s Soviet Russia. Sergei Dovlatov fought to preserve his own talent and decency with poet and writer Joseph Brodsky while watching his artist friends get crushed by the iron-willed state machinery.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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46. Gentlemen of Fortune

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8.5/10
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60/100
Released: 1971
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: A kindergarten director Troshkin is a dead ringer for a criminal nicknamed "Docent" who stole the priceless...

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

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47. Generation P

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6.8/10
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60/100
Released: 2011
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A chronicle of Russia's transition from communism to capitalism.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).

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48. Stalingrad

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5.6/10
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60/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of Stalingrad on the other side of the Volga, but the operation to cross the river is unsuccessful. A few soldiers who managed to get to the other side take refuge in a house on the bank of Volga. Here they find a girl who didn’t escape when the Germans came. While the whole might of the German army descends onto them, the heroes of Stalingrad experience love, loss, joy and the sense of ultimate freedom that can only be felt by those about to die. They defend the house at all costs while the Red Army prepares for another attack.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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49. Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus

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7.6/10
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