Tag: soviet-union

The Last Frontier (2020) 6.4

The Last Frontier (2020)

The film tells the story of the Podolsk cadets' heroic stand outside Moscow in October 1941. Cadets from the Podolsk infantry and artillery schools were sent to the Ilyinsky line of defense, fighting alongside units from...

Dear Comrades (2020) 7

Dear Comrades (2020)

Novocherkassk, USSR, 1962. Lyudmila is a Party executive and devout communist who had fought in WWII for Stalin's ideology. Certain that her work will create a communist society, the woman detests any anti-Soviet sentime...

The Spy Who Went Into the Cold (2013) 6.5

The Spy Who Went Into the Cold (2013)

Documentary on Kim Philby's career as an MI6 agent who spied for the Soviet Union throughout WWII and afterward, and his subsequent exile in the Moscow.::drlorentz...

Ninotchka (1939) 7.9

Ninotchka (1939)

Only the royal suite at the grandest hotel in Paris has a safe large enough for the jewels of the Grand Duchess Swana. So the three Russians who have come to sell the jewels settle into the suite until a higher ranking o...

Bastards (2006) 6.1

Bastards (2006)

A "Hitlerjugend" kind of story, set in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, based on a fictitious story from the eponymous book by Vladimir Kunin. The Red Army has a gang of juveniles for a clandestine operation...

Man with a Movie Camera (1929) 8.4

Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

This playful film is at once a documentary of a day in the life of the Soviet Union, a documentary of the filming of said documentary, and a depiction of an audience watching the film. Even the editing of the film is doc...

Turksib (1929) 7.2

Turksib (1929)

Resisting the character-driven narrative adhered to by the rest of the world's filmmakers, Victor Turin formulated a grand, elemental drama centered around the struggle for survival in Asia, from the arid plains of Turke...

Chess Fever (1925) 7.2

Chess Fever (1925)

With an international chess tournament in progress, a young man becomes completely obsessed with the game. His fiancée has no interest in it, and becomes frustrated and depressed by his neglect of her, but wherever she g...

The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000) 4.2

The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)

35 years after The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show's cancellation, our two TV heroes have been living off the finances of their reruns on TV. To make matters worse, Rocky has lost his ability to fly, and the trees in Frostbite...

Child 44 (2015) 6.5

Child 44 (2015)

Based on the first of a trilogy by Tom Rob Smith and set in the Stalin era of the Soviet Union. The plot is about an idealistic pro-Stalin security officer who decides to investigate a series of child murders in a countr...

Mr. Jones (2019) 6.8

Mr. Jones (2019)

Based on real events, the dramatic thriller "Gareth Jones" chronicles a British investigative journalist as he travels deep into the Soviet Union to uncover an international conspiracy. His life-or-death journey inspires...

Farewell (2009) 7

Farewell (2009)

In 1985, Sergei Gregoriev, a Soviet colonel, wants to force his nation to reform, so he leaks secret information to the West. He picks an unlikely contact, a Pierre Froment, French nebbish in the diplomatic corps. Gregor...

Pesn o geroyakh (1932) 6.8

Pesn o geroyakh (1932)

Soviet solidarity is strong in Germany where the Communist Party (KPD) marches under the clenched fist in spite of police harassment... Radio broadcasts reach all parts of the Soviet Union, including Magnitogorsk. On the...

Katyn (2007) 7

Katyn (2007)

When the Soviet Union on 17 September 1939 invades Poland, Anna Aleksandrowna leaves her home in Krakow to search for her husband, the Polish captain Andrzej. She finds him together with other officers captured by the Re...

The Confession (1970) 7.9

The Confession (1970)

Anton Ludvik, aka Gerard, is vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. He realizes he is watched and followed. One day, he is arrested and put into jail, in solitary confinement. We are shown the mental torture...

1944: The Final Defence (2007) 5.8

1944: The Final Defence (2007)

The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back, with all odds against them. T...

The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared-2013 7.1

The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared-2013

Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, the unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides it's not too late to start over. For most people it would be the adventure of a lifetime, but Allan ...

A Different Loyalty-2004 5

A Different Loyalty-2004

Leo Cauffield, chief of British counterespionage, fails by a whisker to arrest two fellow Cambridge-graduated spies who just manage to defect to Moscow, resigns and becomes a journalist. In Beirut, home of his Islam-conv...

The Twelve Chairs-1970 6.5

The Twelve Chairs-1970

A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commisars in Russia. Both he and the local priest find that the family jewels were hidden in a chair, one of a set of twe...

Gotcha!-1985 6.2

Gotcha!-1985

Jonathan plays a game called Gotcha in which he hunts and is hunted by other students with paint guns. After a big win, he goes off for a vacation in France where he meets the sexy Sasha who says she is only interested i...

The Fencer-2015 7.1

The Fencer-2015

Fleeing from the Russian secret police because of his controversial past, a young Estonian fencer named Endel is forced to return to his homeland, where he begins to train a group of young children in the art of fencing....

Meeting Gorbachev-2018 7.2

Meeting Gorbachev-2018

The life of Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final President of the Soviet Union in chronological order.::theshining_1980...

JFK: A President Betrayed-2013 7.4

JFK: A President Betrayed-2013

Narrated by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, "JFK: A President Betrayed" uncovers new evidence that reveals how JFK embarked on secret back channel peace efforts with Nikita Khrushchev and Fidel Castro and was determ...

Revue-2008 6.9

Revue-2008

Excerpts from newsreels, propaganda films, TV shows and feature films that present a evocative portrait of Soviet life during the 1950s and the 1960s....

The Falcon and the Snowman-1985 6.8

The Falcon and the Snowman-1985

The true story of Christopher Boyce, a young All-American man whose job as a guard for sensitive documents shatters his faith in his country and leads him to a sometimes comic, sometimes chilling sideline as a spy for th...

Gorky Park-1983 6.8

Gorky Park-1983

An investigator on the Moscow police force relentlessly pursues the solution to a triple homicide which occurred in Moscow's Gorky Park. He finds that no one really wants him to solve the crime because it is just the tip...

A Patriotic Man-2013 6.1

A Patriotic Man-2013

Every nation gets the heroes it deserves.::Anonymous...

Hostages-2017 6.2

Hostages-2017

The movie describes real events that took place in 1983, when seven young Georgians, all from intellectual elite families, attempted to flee the Soviet Union by hijacking an airliner. The crisis ended with a storming of ...

White Nights-1985 6.6

White Nights-1985

An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment in which a black American who has married a Russian woman lives with her. He is to become a dancer for the Kirov ...

The Eternal Road-2017 7.2

The Eternal Road-2017

Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. Jussi Ketola, returns to Finland from the great depression struck America only to face growing political unrest. One summer night of 1930, nationalis...

Ghost Mountaineer-2015 6.2

Ghost Mountaineer-2015

Urmas Eero Liiv's feature film "Must alpinist" (Ghost Mountaineer) is a youth film with elements of horror which is based on real life events which took place during the Soviet era. It tells the story of an Soviet Estoni...

Spacewalk-2017 7.3

Spacewalk-2017

The film is set in the 60s of the 20th century, during the Cold War and the space race between USSR and the United States. Russians plan to send a man into space. Military pilot Pavel Belyayev and Alexey Leonov are ready...

Koridor bessmertiya-2019 6

Koridor bessmertiya-2019

Yesterday's Leningrad schoolgirl Masha Yablochkina, after a fierce blockade winter of 1941-1942, comes to the railway courses hoping to survive and gain strength. From there, the girl is sent to the construction of the S...

The Death of Stalin-2017 7.2

The Death of Stalin-2017

In early-1953 Moscow, under the Great Terror's heavy cloak of state paranoia, the ever-watchful Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin, collapses unexpectedly of a brain hemorrhage. Inevitably, when his body is discovered the foll...

Who?-1974 5.7

Who?-1974

After an American scientist is severely injured and scarred in a car crash along the border with East Germany, he is captured by East German military. The scientists use metal implants to save him. Once he's back in the ...

Letter to Brezhnev-1985 6.6

Letter to Brezhnev-1985

Two Soviet sailors, Peter and Sergei, go ashore in Liverpool to spend one night on the town. Peter can speak a minimal amount of English but it's enough to make contact with two Liverpudlian natives, Elaine and Theresa. ...

Colossus: The Forbin Project-1970 7.1

Colossus: The Forbin Project-1970

Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer that will run all of America's nuclear defenses. Shortly after being turned on, it detects the existence of Guardian, the Soviet counterpart, previously unkn...

Three Songs About Lenin-1934 6.5

Three Songs About Lenin-1934

Three anonymous songs about Lenin provide the basis for this documentary that celebrates the achievements of the Soviet Union and Lenin's role in creating them....

Ashes in the Snow-2018 6.7

Ashes in the Snow-2018

In 1941, a 16 year-old aspiring artist and her family are deported to Siberia amidst Stalin's brutal dismantling of the Baltic region. One girl's passion for art and her never-ending hope will break the silence of histor...

Little Nikita-1988 6

Little Nikita-1988

Roy Parmenter is a veteran FBI agent who has spent the last 20 years trying to find the Russian agent who killed his partner whom he calls Scuba. When a couple of deep cover Russian agents are killed Parmenter thinks Scu...