Best award winning movies with a double twist from Soviet Union

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a double twist from Soviet Union! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a double twist from Soviet Union, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Solaris (1972)

A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out repressed memories and obsessions.

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1972-03-20 | Drama / Science Fiction

Cast

Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk

Rating

rating icon 7.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #124 for
    elegiac
  2. Ranked #131 for
    interplanetary
  3. Ranked #151 for
    introspective

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2 Circus (1936)

An American circus performer finds herself the victim of racism after it is revealed that she's the mother of a mixed-race child. In the midst of the public scandal, she finds happiness, love, and refuge in the USSR.

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1936-05-25 | Music / Comedy

Cast

Lyubov Orlova, Vladimir Volodin

Rating

rating icon 6.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #32 for
    carny ride
  2. Ranked #58 for
    freak show
  3. Ranked #156 for
    timely reminder

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3 The Commissar (1967)

Klavdia Vavilova, a Red Army cavalry commissar, is waylaid by an unexpected pregnancy. She stays with a Jewish family to give birth and is softened somewhat by the experience of family life.

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1967-06-06 | Drama / War

Cast

Nonna Mordyukova, Rolan Bykov

Rating

rating icon 6.611
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #128 for
    with biblical reference
  2. Ranked #187 for
    chivalry
  3. Ranked #214 for
    unabashed

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4 Repentance (1987)

The day after his funeral, the corpse of Varlam Aravidze, the mayor of a small Georgian town, turns up in his son's garden. Although it is secretly reburied, the corpse keeps returning until the police capture the local woman who is responsible. This woman says that Varlam should never be laid to rest since his Stalin-like reign of terror led to the disappearance of her family and friends.

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1987-05-01 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Avtandil Makharadze, Iya Ninidze

Rating

rating icon 7.08
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #40 for
    with biblical reference
  2. Ranked #40 for
    tour de force
  3. Ranked #54 for
    cautionary tale

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5 Andrei Rublev (1966)

An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses a brutal battle and unintentionally becomes involved, he takes a vow of silence and spends time away from his work. As he begins to ease his troubled soul, he takes steps towards becoming a painter once again.

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1966-12-16 | Drama / History

Cast

Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov

Rating

rating icon 8.01
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #100 for
    arthurian
  2. Ranked #118 for
    diorama
  3. Ranked #125 for
    with biblical reference

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6 Volga - Volga (1938)

Widely claimed to be Joseph Stalin's favorite movie, this classic musical comedy is a must-see. The action takes place on a steamboat on the iconic Volga River, as two groups of performers travel to Moscow to perform in the Moscow Musical Olympiad.

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1938-04-24 | Comedy / Music

Cast

Lyubov Orlova, Igor Ilyinsky

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #61 for
    vaudevillian
  2. Ranked #94 for
    symphonic music
  3. Ranked #120 for
    gold digger

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7 The Cranes Are Flying (1957)

Veronika and Boris come together in Moscow shortly before World War II. Walking along the river, they watch cranes fly overhead, and promise to rendezvous before Boris leaves to fight. Boris misses the meeting and is off to the front lines, while Veronika waits patiently, sending letters faithfully. After her house is bombed, Veronika moves in with Boris' family, into the company of a cousin with his own intentions.

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1957-10-12 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Tatyana Samoylova, Aleksey Batalov

Rating

rating icon 8.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #31 for
    vertiginous
  2. Ranked #33 for
    symmetry plots
  3. Ranked #45 for
    jingoistic

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8 Stalker (1979)

Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep-seated desires are granted.

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1979-05-25 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn

Rating

rating icon 8.158
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #18 for
    sepia tone
  2. Ranked #165 for
    opaque
  3. Ranked #168 for
    introspective

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9 Come and See (1985)

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.

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1985-10-17 | Drama / War

Cast

Aleksei Kravchenko, Olga Mironova

Rating

rating icon 8.261
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #169 for
    most moving
  2. Ranked #227 for
    most unsettling
  3. Ranked #247 for
    broad perspective

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10 Battleship Potemkin (1925)

A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resultant public demonstration, showing support, which brought on a police massacre. The film had an incredible impact on the development of cinema and is a masterful example of montage editing.

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1925-12-24 | Drama / History

Cast

Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barsky

Rating

rating icon 7.623
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #92 for
    trailblazer
  2. Ranked #108 for
    historical interest
  3. Ranked #144 for
    game changer

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