1000+ Quintessential Russian Movies

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"This huge list is the result of about six months of work. I began thinking and digging in the summer of 2007, and then I posted the list in progress on the Classics forum at imdb, receiving many further contributions from numerous posters (but very special gratitude is due to the posters named Colomba, JeNeRegretteRien and WhiteFun for their generous assistance).

This list is an attempt at a fairly thorough compilation of films that I deem quintessential contributions to Russian cinema for one (or more) of three reasons:

1. Critical Acclaim — The film has met with national and/or international critical acclaim (e.g., Tarkovsky’s Mirror or Klimov’s Come and See). Films might also make the…

  • Les souverains et les invités se rendant au sacre (escalier rouge)
  • Cossacks of the Don
  • Drama in a Gypsy Camp Near Moscow
  • Usine à Astrakhan
  • Stenka Razin
  • The Happy-Go-Lucky Merchant
  • A Sixteenth Century Russian Wedding
  • Life and Death of Pushkin
  • Princess Tarakanova
  • The Queen of Spades
  • The Water Nymph
  • Defence of Sevastopol
  • Demon
  • The Kreutzer Sonata
  • The Living Corpse
  • L'khaim
  • A Serbian Country Wedding
  • Romance with a Double Bass
  • The Brigand Brothers
  • The Cameraman's Revenge
  • The Departure of a Great Old Man
  • Tercentenary of the Romanov Dynasty's Accession
  • The Grasshopper and the Ant
  • The Little House in Kolomna
  • The Insects' Christmas
  • The Keys to Happiness
  • The Night Before Christmas
  • Twilight of a Woman's Soul
  • Child of the Big City
  • The Coward
  • Mute Witnesses
  • Sonka the Golden Hand
  • Tears Were Falling
  • After Death
  • Children of the Age
  • Daydreams
  • The Lily of Belgium
  • The 1002nd Ruse
  • Petersburg Slums
  • War and Peace
  • A Life for a Life
  • Mirages
  • The Dying Swan
  • Father Sergius
  • To Happiness
  • Revolutionary
  • Satan Triumphant
  • Be Silent, Sorrow, Be Silent
  • Walnut Bread
  • Uplotneniye
  • Engineer Prite's Project
  • The Revolt of the Fishermen
  • The Young Lady and the Hooligan
  • Maiden's Mountains
  • Oxygen Starvation
  • Polikushka
  • Kino-pravda no. 1
  • Кино-Правда № 2
  • Кино-Правда № 3
  • Кино-Правда № 4
  • Кино-Правда № 5
  • Кино-Правда № 6
  • Кино-Правда № 7
  • Kino-pravda no. 13: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. A Film Poem Dedicated to the October Revolution
  • Kino-pravda no. 18
  • Кино-Правда № 15
  • Kino-pravda no. 17: For the First Agricultural and Cottage Industries Exhibition in the USSR
  • Kino-pravda no. 19: A Movie-Camera Race Moscow – Arctic Ocean
  • Kino-pravda no. 20
  • Kino-pravda no. 21
  • Kino-pravda no. 22: Lenin is Alive in the Heart of the Peasant. A Film Story
  • Кино-Правда № 23
  • The Burning Crucible
  • The Frogs Who Wanted a King
  • Glumov's Diary
  • The Nightingale's Voice
  • Red Devils
  • The Adventures of an Octoberite
  • Aelita: Queen of Mars
  • The Cigarette Girl of Mosselprom
  • The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks
  • Kino Eye
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • Chess Fever
  • The Death Ray
  • Jewish Luck
  • Strike
  • The Tailor from Torzhok
  • The Bay of Death
  • The Bear's Wedding
  • By the Law
  • The Case of the Three Million
  • The Devil's Wheel
  • Stride, Soviet!
  • Katka's Reinette Apples
  • Mechanics of the Brain
  • Mother
  • The Overcoat
  • Savur-Mogila
  • A Sixth Part of the World