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1980s Russian-language Movies

Public list by WPS with 318 movies or TV shows/series

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Come and See(1985)

NR
| 2h 22min | Drama, War
4.1/5 (with 559 votes)

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.

Red Heat(1988)

R
| 1h 44min | Action, Crime
3.1/5 (with 619 votes)

A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.

No Way Out(1987)

R
| 1h 54min | Thriller
3.5/5 (with 274 votes)

Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, Farrell is put in charge of the murder investigation. He begins to uncover shocking clues about the case, but when details of his encounter with Susan surface, he becomes a suspect as well.

The Return of Godzilla(1984)

PG
| 1h 43min | Science Fiction, Action, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 58 votes)

After a fishing boat is attacked, the sole surviving crew member realizes it is none other than a resurrected Godzilla. However, efforts to bring the story to light are suppressed by the Japanese government amid growing political tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union, who are both willing to bomb Japan to stop the monster.

Nostalgia(1983)

3.9/5 (with 212 votes)

A Russian poet and his interpreter travel to Italy to research the life of an 18th-century composer.

Godzilla 1985(1985)

3.3/5 (with 72 votes)

Originally released in Japan as "The Return of Godzilla" in 1984, this is the heavily re-edited, re-titled "Godzilla 1985". Adding in new footage of Raymond Burr, this 16th Godzilla film ignores all previous sequels and serves as a direct follow-up to the 1956 "Godzilla King of the Monsters", which also featured scenes with Burr edited into 1954's "Godzilla". This film restores the darker tone of the original, as we witness the nuclear destruction of giant lizard terrorizing Japan.

Reds(1981)

PG
| 3h 15min | Drama, History, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 136 votes)

An account of the revolutionary years of the legendary American journalist John Reed, who shared his adventurous professional life with his radical commitment to the socialist revolution in Russia, his dream of spreading its principles among the members of the American working class, and his troubled romantic relationship with the writer Louise Bryant.

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears(1980)

PG
| 2h 22min | Drama, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 96 votes)

This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions...

The Secret of the Third Planet(1981)

3.6/5 (with 43 votes)

At the end of the 22nd century Alisa Seleznyova, her father Professor Seleznyov and pilot Zelyony go on a space expedition to find rare animals for Moscow Zoo. On the way they seem to encounter a mysterious conspiracy led by Doctor Verhovtsev against legendary Two Captains Kim and Buran. The only clue is a talking bird Сhatterer [Govorun] that our heroes accidentally took possession of.

Directed by Roman Kachanov

Dead Man's Letters(1986)

3.4/5 (with 42 votes)

In a world after the nuclear apocalypse a scholar helps a small group of children and adults survive, staying with them in the basement of the former museum of history. In his mind he writes letters to his son — though it is obvious that they will never be read.

Heart of a Dog(1988)

3.8/5 (with 66 votes)

Old Prof. Preobrazhensky and his young colleague Dr. Bormental inserted the human's hypophysis into a dog's brain. A couple of weeks later, the dog became "human looking". The main question is "Is anybody who is looking like a man, A REAL MAN?".

White Nights(1985)

PG-13
| 2h 16min | Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 50 votes)

After his plane crashes in Siberia, a Russian dancer, who defected to the West, is held prisoner in the Soviet Union. The KGB keeps him under watch and tries to convince him to become a dancer for the Kirov Academy of Ballet again. Determined to escape, he befriends a black American expatriate and his pregnant Russian wife, who agree to help him escape to the American Embassy.

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A Cruel Romance(1984)

2h 22min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 21 votes)

In the town of Bryakhimov, noble but poor widow Harita Ignatyevna Ogudalova seeks to arrange marriages for her three daughters. She maintains an “open house”, hoping to attract gentlemen well-off enough to marry a dowry-less girl for love.

Courier(1986)

3.8/5 (with 42 votes)

Ivan Mirosnikov, a cheeky young man in the Gorbachev era, is trying to figure out what to do with his life (he's not in college, and the 2-year mandatory military service is looming large ahead of him). Meanwhile, he lives with his divorced mother, and works as a courier at a Russian newspaper. Through his job, he meets patronizing Professor Kuznetzov and his rebellious daughter Katya. To annoy the professor, Ivan claims to have an affair with Katya. To his surprise, Katya backs his story up.

Treasure Island(1989)

3.9/5 (with 42 votes)

Young Jim Hawkins finds himself serving with pirate captain Long John Silver in search of a buccaneer's treasure, in this Soviet Ukrainian animated adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale.

Directed by Davyd Cherkaskyi - With Viktor Andriyenko, Anatoliy Dyachenko, Valeriy Chihlyayev, Mikhail Tserishenko, Aleksandr Levit, Volodymyr Bystriakov, ...

Mio in the Land of Faraway(1987)

3.1/5 (with 37 votes)

They're two best friends, a million miles from home. On an incredible adventure, beyond the boundaries of space and time. A fantasy about a lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real father is the king.

Zerograd(1988)

1h 43min | Drama, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 20 votes)

Karen Shakhnazarov’s surreal satire of Communism follows an Everyman engineer named Varakin who arrives in a remote city where nothing quite makes sense, but everyone acts as if it does. He’s quickly drawn into the investigation of the suicide (or possibly murder?) of a local restaurant chef, Nikolaev – who may (or may not) be Varakin’s missing father. The more complex and absurdist the mystery becomes, the more poignant and plaintive Varakin’s predicament – “I have to get back to Moscow,” he pleads to no avail. Along the way we’re treated to a bizarre and wonderful sideshow of non sequiturs out of a Wes Anderson film, including an underground museum filled with a thousand years of real and imagined Russian history (“Here’s the pistol with which Urusov shot the False Dimitry II.”) Frozen in time, frozen far beneath the surface, the waxwork figures are strangely beautiful and forlorn, like Shakhnazarov’s marvelous and enigmatic satire of Soviet bureaucracy.

Dark Eyes(1987)

3.5/5 (with 35 votes)

Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian.

Love and Pigeons(1984)

3.8/5 (with 50 votes)

One of the most favorite Soviet comedies, a screen version of the play of the same name by Vladimir Gurkin. Each of us knows the story of Vasily, who went to the resort, succumbed to the charms of a femme fatale Raisa Zakharovna, but could not withstand two weeks of urban life, and returned to his family, where he waited for love and pigeons.

Kin-dza-dza!(1986)

4.0/5 (with 99 votes)

Two Soviet humans previously unknown to each other are transported to the planet Pluke in the Kin-dza-da galaxy due to a chance encounter with an alien teleportation device. They must come to grips with a language barrier and Plukian social norms (not to mention the laws of space and time) if they ever hope to return to Earth.

Ten Little Indians(1987)

2h 17min | Crime, Mystery
3.9/5 (with 27 votes)

A disturbing psychological thriller based on the classic novel by Agatha Christie. Ten strangers are forced to come face to face with their dark pasts after receiving an anonymous invitation to an isolated island off the coast of England.

Agony: The Life and Death of Rasputin(1981)

2h 22min | History, Drama
3.4/5 (with 14 votes)

Russian monk Grigori Rasputin rises to power, which corrupts him along the way. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.

Little Vera(1988)

3.1/5 (with 18 votes)

A story about a young woman, Vera, who is somebody, living the life of a troubled teenager in the time right before the end of the Soviet Union. She lives in a very small Russian apartment with her mother and father, however being this close to each other makes the living get rough. Their daily life is plagued with massive amounts of alcohol (mainly vodka) and when she tries to escape her home life, she meets up with a boyfriend, Sergei who then moves into her already small apartment after sleeping with her. Every day little Vera has to go through hell just to get by, which even involves her going against her own morals after her father has done something extremely wrong.

TASS Is Authorized to Declare...(1984)

3.4/5 (with 7 votes)

The struggle of Soviet and American intelligence agencies during the Cold War era

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Part 1(1981)

4.0/5 (with 37 votes)

The Hound of the Baskervilles is a 1981 Soviet film adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's novel The Hound of the Baskervilles. It was the third installment in the TV series about adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. A potent streak of humour ran through the film as concerns references to traditional British customs and stereotypes, ensuring the film's popularity with several generations of Russophone viewers. Other features of this best entry in the series include excellent exterior shots which closely match the novel's setting in the Dartmoor marshland, as well as an all-star cast: in addition to the famous Livanov -Solomin duo as Holmes and Watson, the film stars the internationally acclaimed actor/director Nikita Mikhalkov as Sir Henry Baskerville and the Russian movie legend Oleg Yankovsky as the villain Stapleton.

Magicians(1982)

3.6/5 (with 23 votes)

In a small Russian town, there is a Research Institute for magic. One of the witches, Alyona Sanina, is going to marry a guy named Ivan Puhov (not a magician). A jealous Apollon Sataneev tells her boss Kira Shemahandskaya that Sanina is going to marry not Ivan Puhov, but Ivan Kivrin, whom Shemahandskaya is going to marry herself. Enraged, Shemahandskaya, who is a powerful witch, orders Sanina to forget about her Ivan and marry Sataneev instead. And this will be final unless Alyona kisses Puhov before midnight on New Year. Alyona's friends call Puhov to the rescue.

Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Treasures of Agra(1983)

2h 31min | Crime
4.0/5 (with 21 votes)

Holmes and Dr. Watson help a young lady who is receiving anonymous letters 10 years after her father passed away under shady circumstances. They find themselves in an enigma involving a treasure, murder and a love interest for Watson.

War-Time Romance(1983)

1h 32min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 5 votes)

This melodrama revolves around the post-war meeting reunion an intelligent front-line officer, now happily married, and a woman street vendor. This encounter reawakens in them submerged feelings of gratitude and tenderness as the officer recalls how they met during the war and what she used to mean to him. Now he learns that she is alone with a small daughter, the girl's father having been killed at the front.

A Man from Boulevard des Capucines(1987)

3.8/5 (with 37 votes)

Mr Jonny First arrives to the Wild West to present the art of the Cinematograph.

Bespredel(1989)

1h 42min | Drama, Crime
3.0/5 (with 8 votes)

Using an elaborate system of denunciation, the chief of the Zone keeps his prisoners in check. A new inmate, allegedly imprisoned for speculating on postage stamps, tries to rebel against the system.

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