Question by ☭Comrade Good Looking☭: Russians, can you recommend me some great movies from the Soviet era?
I watch films of all genres and all eras. Historical and propaganda films are okay. I need them all to have English subtitles. I can’t speak Russian.
Answer by Damask J
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
By the Law (1926)
Man with a Movie Camera (1929)
Ivan the Terrible (1944)
The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
Ivan’s Childhood (1962)
Hussar Ballad (1962)
I Step Through Moscow (1963)
I Am Cuba (1964)
The Alive and the Dead (1964)
I Am Twenty (1965)
Andrei Rublev (1965)
Operation Y and Other Shurik’s Adventures (1965)
Anna Karenina (1967)
War and Peace (1967)
The Diamond Arm (1968)
Once More About Love (1968)
The Brothers Karamazov (1969)
The Dead Season (1969)
The Red Tent (1969)
The Flight (1970)
You and Me (1971)
Twelve Chairs (1971)
The Sannikov Land (1973)
Only «Old Men» Are Going to Battle (1973)
Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
The Ascent (1976)
The Twelve Chairs (1976)
Office Romance (1977)
An Ordinary Miracle (1978)
The Very Same Munchhausen (1979)
Teheran 43 (1981)
Answer by K2010
most of all Russian movies from Soviet era are great
Even some of “propaganda” ones.
Many are black and white but it should not bother you.
ok, here are some titles.
These are definately have English Subtitles. Most are made in Soviet Era, most have some level of propaganda, but, that should not bother you. Now, I can’t recommend you most recent once, since I haven’t watched them. I did hear of them but did not see them myself, except for
“12” by Nikita Mikhalkov 2007
“Come and see” by Elem Klimov (note it is not rated but it is very hard to watch) 1985
100 days before the command. ” 1990 by Hussein Erkelov
“Anna Karenina” by Alexander Zarkhi 1967
“Ballad of a soldier” by Grigori Chukrai 1959
“Brother” by Alexei Balabanov 1997.
“Commissar” by Alexander Askoldov 1967
“The cranes are flying’ by Mikhail Kalatozov 1957
“The elusive Avengers” by Edmund Keosayan 1966
“King Lear” by Grigori Kozintzev 1971
“Hunting drama” by Emil Lotenau 1975
“I worked for Stalin” by Semyon Aranovich 1990
‘Little Vera” by Vasili Pitchul 1988
“Moscow doesn’t belive in tears” by Vladimir Menshov 1979
“Pirates of XX century” by Boris Durov 1979
“Prisoner of the Mountains” by Sergei Bodrov 1996
“the red tent” by Mikhail Kalatozov 1969
“Viy. Spirit of evil” by Georgi Kropachaev and Konstantin Yershov 1967
“War and peace” by Sergei Bondarchuk 1967
those are realy great movies
Answer by VB
There is a company that sells Russian movies on DVDs with English subs, it is called RUSCICO.
Here is their catalog: http://www.ruscico.com/catalog/cataloguedvd/
You can also find those movies on youtube, all you have to do is write the name of the movie in English and add eng subs to the search line.
I would add a couple more movies to the long list that another person provided:
Zvezda plenitelnogo schastiya The Star of Captivating Happiness
The Dog’s Heart
The White Sun of the Desert
Any movie by Andrey Tarkovsky is worth watching, including
The following movies are not exactly from the Soviet era, but deserve some attention:
Shirly-Myrly (a very funny comedy, but it would be hard for a foreigner to understand)
Urga (Close to Eden)
Here is another list with many great Russian movies mixed in:
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