16 Russian films that need to be watched at least once

Every year, domestic cinema is developing and reaching a new level. Unfortunately, many wonderful film adaptations pass by the audience. Especially for you, we have compiled a list of good Russian films that are worth watching. Perhaps the presented films are not the most popular, but they are filled with meaning, a note of humor and the charm of beautiful actors.

Arrhythmia

18+

Russia

Genre: Melodrama, drama

Producer: Boris Khlebnikov

Release date: June 30, 2017 - in the world, October 12, 2017 - in Russia

Actors: A. Yatsenko, I. Gorbachev, M. Lagashkin, N. Shreiber, A. Tikhanova, E. Drobysheva

Rating: 7.7

Boris Khlebnikov spent four months casting for the main male role. As a result, he called Yatsenko, with whom he had previously worked in several large projects.

In the center of the plot is a talented doctor named Oleg, who works on an ambulance. Every day he comes to his patients and saves their lives. Every second is worth its weight in gold. The hero is completely immersed in his work, but what about the family? The wife sits alone and only does what she is waiting for her husband to return from work. Soon she is bored with such a life, and the girl files for divorce. Oleg forgot about the most important thing - saving the lives of others, one must not forget about his own. Can a man save himself and regain happiness?

Why it is worth a look: Director Boris Khlebnikov managed to create a picture in which all the characters are reliable and convincing. The film will be appreciated by emotional and sentimental viewers.

About love. Adults only

18+

Russia

Genre: Comedy

Producer: Nigina Sayfullaeva, Pavel Ruminov, Natasha Merkulova

Premiere: September 1, 2017 - in the world, September 1, 2017 - in Russia

Actors: I. Dapkunaite, D. Malkovich, F. Bondarchuk, V. Isakova, M. Matveev, A. Mikhalkova, T. Dalakishvili

Rating: 6.5

Actors Ingeborg Dapkunaite and John Malkovich previously worked together in 1991.

The plot focuses on five stories connected by a common theme - the theme of love. Summer, heat, I want changes and new sensations. Someone wants to fall in love for real, as is the case in beautiful novels. Someone does not need a long relationship, just make love. Still others generally want to engage in sexual debauchery.

To watch: The film was created for those who are tired of the usual Hollywood chewing gum. The film will give a good mood, as well as make you reflect on serious topics.

Another year

16+

Russia

Genre: Melodrama

Producer: Oksana Bychkova

Premiere Date: January 28, 2014 - in the world, January 15, 2015 - in Russia

Cast: N. Lumpova, N. Tereshkova, A. Filimonov, A. Alyabyev, A. Semakin, I. Shagalov, A. Shepeleva, S. Ovchinnikov

Rating: 6.5

The motion picture is a remake of the movie "Do not part with your loved ones."

Love flares up like a flame, and fades away like a candle. The plot is built around two lovers of young people. He is an ordinary taxi driver. She - holds a position in the media. Their tastes and interests are completely different, but for some reason the heroes are drawn to each other. Lovers break up, converge, laugh, cry, love and hate. What will this cycle of feelings lead to?

Why you need to watch: Director Oksana Bychkova retained her usual corporate humor. The film catches the viewer, and most importantly, there is an interesting authorial position in it, which, after watching, will prompt philosophical thoughts.

Metamorphosis

16+

Russia

Genre: Drama

Producer: Sergey Taramaev, Lyubov Lvova

Premiere: November 7, 2016 - in the world, November 19, 2015 - in Russia

The main roles were played by: E. Koreshkov, E. Tkachuk, V. Bernasconi, Yu. Aug, D. Shvedov

Rating: 5.8

Actress Vasilisa Bernasconi first appeared in a feature film.

Alexey Senin has been playing music all his life. Despite worldwide recognition and fame, deep down he feels very unhappy. He has acquaintances, friends, but he cannot call any of them a soul mate. Once Alexey speaks in the house of an important businessman and meets a girl named Sasha. The hero sees in the daughter of a businessman a new friend. Alexey is imbued with warmth and tenderness for an 11-year-old girl. But the whole environment sees in their relationship only vulgarity and nothing good. Two innocent and kind people are forced to confront a cruel world.

Why watch: For Russian cinema, this is a breath of fresh air. The film must be watched, if only for the reason that domestic production had not produced anything like it before.

Tightness

18+

Russia

Genre: Drama

Producer: Kantemir Balagov

Release date: May 24, 2017 - in the world, August 3, 2017 - in Russia

Starring: D. Zhovner, O. Dragunova, A. Tsypin, N. Zhukov, V. Katz, A. Levit, E. Zarh, A. Natotsinsky

Rating: 6.6

Kantemir Balagov previously shot only short films. The first full-length work of the director caused mixed reviews.

Ilana is a girl with her pens. She lives in a good, loving family and does not need anything. But the character of the heroine is very bad. Ilana can easily cheat on her mother, quarrel with her father, and indeed do everything to annoy her loved ones. One day her family is in great danger. Ilana is the only one who can help. What will the girl have to go to save the family?

Why you need to watch: The director fully reveals the terrible traits of the characters of people, leaving behind the beauty of his own people.

Sometimes stupid, vulgar comedies are annoying and I want to see something serious. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with several good Russian films with meaning that look in one go.

First time

6+

Russia

Genre: Adventure thriller

Producer: Dmitry Kiselev

Premiere: April 6, 2017 - in the world, April 6, 2017 - in Russia

Actors: E. Mironov, K. Khabensky, V. Ilyin, A. Kotenev, A. Ursulyak, E. Panova, A. Novin

Rating: 7.5

On the hands of astronauts you can see rare watches from the 1960s of the 20th century. The filmmakers borrowed them from collectors.

The USSR and the USA have always fought a space race between themselves. Countries wanted to take the hottest place "under the sun." In 1965, astronaut Alexei Leonov made a great feat - he became the first person in history who managed to go into outer space in a spacesuit. From that moment, the USSR secured its status as a leader in space exploration. But no one even suspected what Leonov had to do to complete one of the most difficult missions in the history of mankind. What really happened inside the spaceship?

Why it's worth a look: The movie is based on real events. The film makes you delve deeper into history and reveals the truth to many conflicting things.

Correction class

16+

Russia

Genre: Drama

Producer: Ivan I. Tverdovsky

Date of release: July 9, 2014 - in the world, September 25, 2014 - in Russia

The main roles were played by: M. Poezzhaeva, F. Avdeev, O. Lapshin, N. Pavlenkov, Yu. Serina, A. Markaryan

Rating: 6.8

The film is based on the story of Ekaterina Murashova.

Lena Chekhova is a disabled person. The girl studied all her life in home schooling. Once luck smiled at her - an opportunity appeared to study at school, in a correction class. Lena is a diligent student who does not shy away from homework and regularly attends classes. Another great news appears - if students continue to study well, then they have a great chance to successfully pass exams and enter higher education institutions, where great prospects will open up. Everything was fine until Lena fell in love with her classmate. Sharply surging feelings interfere with learning. For the first time in her life, a girl has to face the cruelty of the world around her.

Why watch: The film tells about the most important period in the life of every person - youth. Actors perfectly got used to the role, they want to believe and empathize.

Down house

16+

Russia

Genre: Comedy

Producer: Roman Kachanov

Release in Russia - May 17, 2001

The main roles were played by: F. Bondarchuk, I. Okhlobystin, A. Buklovskaya, E. Kotelnikova, A. Troitsky, B. Brylska, A. Bashirov

Rating: 7.3

Fedor Bondarchuk lost 5 kg for his role.

Prince Myshkin comes to his homeland for the inheritance. On the bus, he meets a fellow traveler Parfen Rogozhin. The new comrade tells how he is passionately in love with the beautiful Nastasya Filippovna. The prince enthusiastically listens to the exciting story of Rogozhin. Since Myshkin is a naive and incredibly kind person with a rich imagination, he immediately draws in his head the object of adoration of Rogozhin and also falls in love with a girl. Who can win the heart of Nastasya Filippovna? The daring and self-confident Rogozhin, or the simple-minded Myshkin?

For whom: The film is recommended to lovers of the absurd and subtle parody. Memorable dialogues, magnificent aphorisms - everything is fine in the movie.

14+

16+

Russia

Genre: Melodrama

Producer: Andrey Zaitsev

Premiere: February 7, 2015 - in the world, October 8, 2015 - in Russia

Actors: G. Kalyuzhny, U. Vaskovich, O. Ozollapinya, D. Blokhin, I. Frolova, S. Berkeshi, V. Goryachkin

Rating: 6.6

14 years is a wonderful age when the first feelings for the opposite sex appear. In the center of the story are the teenagers Lesha and Vika. A guy and a girl are in love with each other, but external circumstances prevent them from being together. The children go to different schools. To have a relationship with a second half from another educational institution is considered a betrayal. Heroes cannot share problems with their parents, because for the most part they don’t care about them. Then Lesha, as a real man, will have to prove that true love is ready to destroy any obstacles.

Why you should watch: This is one of the rare films of Russian cinema in which there is no falsehood and dirty humor. It’s a very touching work, which makes you feel nostalgic about your youthful times.

Nirvana

18+

Russia

Genre: Drama

Producer: Igor Voloshin

Date of release: February 12, 2008 - in the world, July 3, 2008 - in Russia

Starring: A. Smolyaninov, T. Tkach, O. Sutulova, M. Shalaev, M. Yevlanov, A. Khabarov, L. Voron

Rating: 6.6

The slogan of the film is "Everyone lives the way he wants."

Alice decides to completely change her life. She comes to St. Petersburg to start all over again. A girl rents a room in an apartment with Val and her young man Valera Dead. Val works at the bar, there is always not enough money, and her boyfriend prefers to sit back, lie on the couch and catch the buzz, using drugs. Soon the Dead betrayed his soulmate. Val understands that only Alice is left in her life. She is her only support in this cruel and soulless world.

Why watch: This is one of the most non-standard films of domestic production. All characters are dressed in bright, unusual costumes. "Nirvana" - a film adaptation in which all the elements are elevated to the rank of grotesque.

Arriving home after a hard day, I want to relax with a cup of hot cocoa and watch a light movie. We offer you to get acquainted with several good Russian films for the evening.

Children under 16

16+

Russia

Genre: Melodrama

Producer: Andrey Kavun

Premiere: October 14, 2014 - in the world, September 16, 2010 - in Russia

Actors: L. Gryu, P. Priluchny, A. Starshenbaum, R. Dolgirev, D. Kubasov, A. Gorbunov, A. Shevchenkov

Rating: 6.6

The slogan of the film: "On Love in Colors."

In childhood, everyone dreamed of becoming adults, because according to their own ideas - it's so cool and cool! In the center of the movie are four best friends who first enter the path of adulthood. Everything happens for them for the first time - the first relationship, first love, disappointment, tears, pain and great fear of being alone forever. As it turned out, adulthood is still a harsh thing. This is a story about what every teenager has to go through in order to find his own happiness.

Why it is recommended to watch: The film tells that you need to love sincerely and truly. Despite the banality of the plot, the film attracts with its veracity.

Pagans

16+

Russia

Genre: Drama

Producer: Valeria Surkova

Premiere: November 8, 2017 - in the world, February 15, 2018 - in Russia

Starred in the film: E. Nesterova, V. Samokhin, V. Yenshina, T. Vladimirova, D. Urosov

Rating: 6.5

At the heart of the film adaptation is the play of Anna Yablonskaya.

The plot of the film revolves around one unhappy family, where the father is an unemployed musician, and the mother is a real workaholic, forced to work all day to feed her family and pay for her daughter's education. Oil is added to the fire and endless repairs, which their neighbor still can not finish. It seems that every day the life of the family flies deep into the abyss, where you can not see the gap. One day their grandmother, who recently traveled around the world, comes to visit. The newly arrived guest annoys all the inhabitants of the house, because the grandmother is trying to impose her religious views. But after a while, life began to beat with a key and began to play with new colors. Now everyone is happy, except Christina’s granddaughter. What caused her unhappiness?

For whom the film: A film for those who like a combination of light irony and philosophical meaning.

Peter FM

12+

Russia

Genre: Romance, comedy

Producer: Oksana Bychkova

Premiere: April 20, 2006 - in the world, April 20, 2006 - in Russia

Actors: E. Fedulova, A. Barabash, E. Tsyganov, I. Rakhmanova, N. Reva, O. Dolin, E. Kulakov, K. Pirogov

Rating: 7.0

Actor Sergei Garmash could play the role of an alcoholic.

Masha is a DJ girl working on the local St. Petersburg radio. The heroine is getting ready for the wedding with the guy Bones. Maxim is a talented architect who was recently called to Germany. The main characters rush about in doubt, do they really need a change in life? Maxim would probably have left for Europe if he hadn’t accidentally found Mary’s lost phone. From that moment on, their life is completely changing. Just one accident triggered a big change. Now Maxim and Maria must make the right choice, on which their future fate will depend.

Who should watch: A film for those who cannot imagine life without romance. After watching, everyone will want to go to St. Petersburg and personally enjoy the scenery of the magnificent city.

Underground

16+

Russia

Genre: Thriller, Drama

Producer: Anton Megerdichev

Release date: February 21, 2013 - in the world, February 21, 2013 - in Russia

Performers of roles: S. Puskepalis, A. Wistinghausen, A. Bely, S. Khodchenkova, A. Bardukov, K. Spitz, E. Panova

Rating: 7.1

Filming took place in the Samara metro. The Moscow Metro refused to cooperate with the filmmakers.

At one of the metro stations, a huge crack appears, into which water penetrates from the Moscow River. Hundreds of people are cut off from the world. Passengers are trying to get out of the tunnel, but every second it is becoming increasingly difficult to do - the water arrives, and the rescuers can not help. Is there even the slightest hope of salvation?

Why it is worth a look: One of the few modern Russian thrillers with an interesting and unpredictable plot.

Mermaid

16+

Russia

Genre: Drama

Producer: Anna Melikyan

Release date: January 22, 2008 - in Russia, November 22, 2007 - in Russia

Cast: M. Shalaev, M. Sokova, A. Dontsova, E. Tsyganov, N. Rychkova, V. Skugin, I. Skrinichenko

Rating: 7.1

The slogan of the film is "The incredible adventures of a mermaid on earth."

The plot revolves around a simple village girl named Natasha. Her life is monotonous, but one day she will get acquainted with the handsome Oleg, the son of a wealthy businessman. Young people communicate warmly and feel mutual sympathy. But Oleg’s father doesn’t even want to hear about his new passion. The fact is that his business is bursting at the seams, he is on the verge of bankruptcy, but his son can help him avoid unnecessary problems. How? Oleg must marry Alexander, in which case he will be able to save the business.As a result, Oleg marries a girl, but their marriage is unhappy. Alexandra cannot have children. Then the guy wants to return to Natasha, but Cyril, the illegitimate son of Oleg’s father, intervenes in the matter. How will the finale of the picture unfold?

What the movie teaches: The picture teaches that you need to pay attention to your children. A child is a person who needs to be constantly interested so that it is not too late.

Geographer cut the globe

16+

Russia

Genre: Drama

Producer: Alexander Veledinsky

Release date: July 26, 2013 - in the world, November 7, 2013 - in Russia

The main roles were played by: K. Khabensky, E. Lyadova, A. Robak, E. Brik, A. Chernykh, A. Ukolova, A. Steklova

Rating: 7.3

When the shooting was over, some things of the geographer were sold at auction.

Victor Sluzhkin’s life went to hell - he lost his prestigious job, and finding a new one is not so easy. As a result, the hero managed to get into a local school as a geographer, although he is a biologist by education. From the very first days, relations with students did not work out, teachers also did not like Sluzhkin. The wife always "cuts" her husband and says that he is not capable of anything. Once a hero loses cards to the main rebel in the class. Now he is forced to go camping with his students. The geographer is not averse to drinking, having fun and having fun. He lives freely and simply. Isn't that the main thing in life?

Why it is worth a look: "The geographer drank the globe" - an excellent satire on the life and habits of ordinary people. The main advantage of the film is its reliability and veracity.

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Do not miss the great opportunity to enjoy beautiful domestic adaptations. In the presented list you will find many good Russian films that are worth watching. Most films are saturated with the spirit of adventurism, many of them will make empathy with the heroes, and sometimes even cry. Enjoy watching!

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