USSR (Khrushchev's Thaw)

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(1953—1964)

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3. Private Ivan (1955)

Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

Ivan Brovkin doesn't fit into life of his village as he constantly does something wrong. After yet another failure he has to join the Soviet Army where he finally begins to improve. Meanwhile he writes letters home to the girl he loves.

Director: Ivan Lukinsky | Stars: Leonid Kharitonov, Sergei Blinnikov, Daya Smirnova, Evgeniy Shutov

Votes: 196

5. Othello (1956)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.

Director: Sergei Yutkevich | Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Irina Skobtseva, Andrei Popov, Vladimir Soshalsky

Votes: 259

6. The Gadfly (1955)

94 min | Action, Drama, History

Against the background of Italian Patriots struggle for independence of his homeland, is three people by the tragic destiny of stops. Arthur who has evolved in the revolutionary, cardinal Montanelli and his love Gemma.

Director: Aleksandr Faintsimmer | Stars: Oleg Strizhenov, Marina Strizhenova, Nikolai Simonov, Vladimir Etush

Votes: 146

7. Neokonchennaya povest (1955)

100 min | Drama, Romance

A female doctor and a male patient begin to develop feelings for each other, while the doctor's male colleague is infatuated with her as well.

Director: Fridrikh Ermler | Stars: Elina Bystritskaya, Sergey Bondarchuk, Sofiya Giatsintova, Evgeniy Samoylov

Votes: 72

8. Matros Chizhik (1956)

82 min | Drama

Having been wounded during the exercises, the sailor Fedos Chizhik is sent as a orderly to the house of Captain Luzgin. The captain's wife - a young, beautiful, and spoiled woman - is very hard on the orderly.

Director: Vladimir Braun | Stars: Mikhail Kuznetsov, Vladimir Yemelyanov, Nadezhda Cherednichenko, Anatoliy Melnikov

Votes: 28

9. Maksim Perepelitsa (1956)

94 min | Comedy

Maxim Perepelitsa is a cheerful, mischievous and resourceful young man from a Ukrainian village. He loves to make up stories and invent practical jokes. When he is drafted into the Russian Army, he doesn't stop his antics.

Director: Anatoliy Granik | Stars: Leonid Bykov, Nikolay Yakovchenko, Aleksandr Borisov, Georgiy Osipenko

Votes: 885

12. The Rumyantsev Case (1956)

103 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

A motor depot boss with links to black market traders sends the unsuspecting Rumyansev on a flight with stolen goods. On the road, the chauffer is arrested and put in prison. To cover their... See full summary »

Director: Iosif Kheifits | Stars: Aleksey Batalov, Nelli Podgornaya, Sergei Lukyanov, Gennadiy Yukhtin

Votes: 229

13. Devushka-dzhigit (1955)

100 min | Comedy

A girl and her young man are both hoping to show their prowess with race horses. However, there are conflicts with villain Surtubayev, Kozhabekov's rival for the love of Abdukarimova. Also ... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Bogolyubov | Stars: Lidiya Ashrapova, Kenenbai Kozhabekov, Mulyuk Surtubayev, Varvara Soshalskaya

Votes: 9

14. Dvenadtsataya noch (1955)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Based on Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night, or What You Will.

Director: Yan Frid | Stars: Klara Luchko, Alla Larionova, Vadim Medvedev, Mikhail Yanshin

Votes: 218

16. Ubiystvo na ulitse Dante (1956)

104 min | Drama

During World War II, an actress in France discovers that her beloved only child is collaborating with the Fascist enemy.This was a rare Soviet film about that war which did not involve Russian characters.

Director: Mikhail Romm | Stars: Evgeniya Kozyreva, Mikhail Kozakov, Nikolai Komissarov, Maksim Shtraukh

Votes: 78

18. The Forty-First (1956)

88 min | War, Drama, Romance

An unexpected romance occurs for a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer.

Director: Grigoriy Chukhray | Stars: Izolda Izvitskaya, Oleg Strizhenov, Nikolay Kryuchkov, Nikolai Dupak

Votes: 1,332

19. Raznye sudby (1956)

107 min | Drama, Romance

After finishing high school, several young couples begin their adult lives in Leningrad. However, they are still bound by their loving and friendly relationships. One of the girls, Tanya, ... See full summary »

Director: Leonid Lukov | Stars: Tatyana Piletskaya, Yulian Panich, Georgiy Yumatov, Lev Sverdlin

Votes: 111

21. Carnival in Moscow (1956)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A new chief of a "Culture House" is planning to hold a terribly boring New Year concert. A group of young amateur actors are doing their best to liven up the concert.

Director: Eldar Ryazanov | Stars: Igor Ilyinsky, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Yuri Belov, Georgiy Kulikov

Votes: 2,221

22. Honeymoon (1956)

93 min | Comedy, Romance

Lyudochka Odintsova, a graduate of the medical institute, the best singer and dancer of the course, wishing to stay in Leningrad, is marrying a Leningrad-based bridge engineer Alexey ... See full summary »

Director: Nadezhda Kosheverova | Stars: Lyudmila Kasatkina, Pavel Kadochnikov, Tatyana Pankova, Pavel Sukhanov

Votes: 87

23. Vesna na Zarechnoy ulitse (1956)

96 min | Drama, Romance

A newly appointed Russian literature teacher develops a strong connection with one of her flagging students.

Directors: Marlen Khutsiev, Feliks Mironer | Stars: Nina Ivanova, Nikolay Rybnikov, Vladimir Gulyaev, Valentina Pugachyova

Votes: 1,210

25. V dobryy chas! (1956)

100 min | Drama, Romance

The middle of the 50s. A young man from a Siberian village goes to Moscow to enter the Agricultural Academy. He believes that all roads in life are open to him. But he does not know that Moscow completely differs Siberian village.

Director: Viktor Eysymont | Stars: Leonid Kharitonov, Leonid Davydov-Suboch, Lyudmila Chernyshyova, Viktor Khokhryakov

Votes: 53

26. The Immortal Garrison (1956)

90 min | War, Drama

A look back from the vantage point of the 1950s Thaw era in the USSR at the World War II defense of Brest, in a way that sought to humanize the conflict, this new kind of Soviet war film ... See full summary »

Directors: Zakhar Agranenko, Eduard Tisse | Stars: Vasili Makarov, Vladimir Yemelyanov, Nikolay Kryuchkov, Anatoli Chemodurov

Votes: 45

27. Quiet Flows the Don (1957)

Not Rated | 330 min | Drama, War

A six-hour long epic (original director's cut) about the life of Don Cossacs in a village in southern Russia between 1912 and 1922. The leading character Grigori Melekhov is a rugged Cossac... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Gerasimov | Stars: Pyotr Glebov, Elina Bystritskaya, Zinaida Kirienko, Daniil Ilchenko

Votes: 960

28. Kommunist (1958)

111 min | Drama

In 1919 workers arrive by train in the middle of the Taiga in order to construct a town. They fell trees and unload bricks from the train for that purpose. The newly arrived hero Vasilij is... See full summary »

Director: Yuli Raizman | Stars: Evgeniy Urbanskiy, Sofya Pavlova, Evgeniy Shutov, Boris Smirnov

Votes: 237

29. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, War

Veronica plans a rendezvous with her lover, Boris, at the bank of river, only for him to be drafted into World War II shortly thereafter.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Tatyana Samoylova, Aleksey Batalov, Vasiliy Merkurev, Aleksandr Shvorin

Votes: 14,143 | Gross: $0.02M

31. Devushka bez adresa (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

All funny adventures of Pashka Gusarov started the moment he fell in love with Katya.

Director: Eldar Ryazanov | Stars: Svetlana Karpinskaya, Nikolay Rybnikov, Erast Garin, Vasili Toporkov

Votes: 435

32. Delo bylo v Penkove (1958)

100 min | Drama, Romance

Take care of your husband attentively, even if you are the best woman in your village. Otherwise another woman from a town will take him immediately. And other advice on how to save your husband from the desperate zootechnician Tonya.

Director: Stanislav Rostotskiy | Stars: Maya Menglet, Svetlana Druzhinina, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Vladimir Ratomskiy

Votes: 306

33. Dom, v kotorom ya zhivu (1957)

100 min | Drama, Romance, War

A film about war from the point of view of those left behind.

Directors: Lev Kulidzhanov, Yakov Segel | Stars: Valentina Telegina, Nikolai Yelizarov, Vladimir Zemlyanikin, Yuri Myasnikov

Votes: 340

34. Shofyor ponevole (1958)

93 min | Comedy

Ivan Petrovich Pastukhov at the end of the summer goes from Moscow on vacation to Sochi on his own Volga car, but does not know how to drive well and travels with a personal chauffeur - a ... See full summary »

Director: Nadezhda Kosheverova | Stars: Antoni Khodursky, Mariya Mironova, Sergey Filippov, Liliya Gritsenko

Votes: 51

35. The Wrestler and the Clown (1957)

95 min | Drama, Sport

It's a story about two of the most famous russian personages. They become friends, and then go along on the path of glory in parallel.

Directors: Boris Barnet, Konstantin Yudin | Stars: Stanislav Chekan, Aleksandr Mikhaylov, Yuriy Medvedev, Iya Arepina

Votes: 121

38. Fatima (1958)

105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A newborn girl was exposed to Ossetian prince. Several years passed away. Beauty Fatima and prince's son Jambolat fell in love.

Director: Siko Dolidze | Stars: Vladimir Tkhapsaev, Tamara Kokova, Otar Megvinetukhutsesi, Giuli Chokhonelidze

Votes: 33

39. Ch. P. - Chrezvychainoe proisshestvie (1958)

88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The crew of a soviet cargo falls prey to an act of piracy in waters between China and Taiwan, and are taken to Taiwan where they are pressured into stating they chose to go into the free world.

Director: Viktor Ivchenko | Stars: Aleksandr Anurov, Aleksandr Barushnoy, Giuli Chokhonelidze, Dmitriy Kapka

Votes: 55

40. Someone Else's Children (1958)

75 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Nato, a student, befriends two kids in the street, a brother and a sister. She doesn't know that their father has just broken off his girlfriend on the grounds that the latter couldn't find common language with the children.

Director: Tengiz Abuladze | Stars: Tsitsino Tsitsishvili, Neya Zorkaya, Otar Koberidze, Boris Kordunov

Votes: 198

41. Arajin siro yerge (1958)

100 min | Musical, Romance

Very popular Soviet Armenian musical about a talented singer, spoiled by his success.

Directors: Yuriy Erzinkyan, Laert Vagharshyan | Stars: Khoren Abrahamyan, Hrachia Nersisyan, Vagharsh Vagharshyan, Emiliya Sudakova

Votes: 52

42. Ulitsa polna neozhidannostey (1958)

73 min | Comedy, Crime

Chief accountant Porfiry Petrovich, who had a good time at the jubilee of his colleague, cashier Ivan Vodnev, climbs into the hut of the regulator and violates traffic on one of the streets... See full summary »

Director: Sergei Sidelyov | Stars: Leonid Kharitonov, Vsevolod Larionov, Georgi Chernovolenko, Yakov Rodos

Votes: 110

43. The Idiot (1958)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama

Upon Prince Myshkin's return to St. Petersburg from an asylum in Switzerland, he becomes beguiled by the lovely young Aglaya, daughter of a wealthy father. But his deepest emotion is for ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Pyrev | Stars: Yuriy Yakovlev, Yuliya Borisova, Nikita Podgorny, Vera Pashennaya

Votes: 556

44. Ivan Brovkin na tseline (1959)

97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Ivan Brovkin returns home from the army, but he decides not to stay at his mother's house and joins the Virgin Lands Campaign. His bride refuses to go with him, so he has to persuade her to go by giving all the effort he has to fieldwork.

Director: Ivan Lukinsky | Stars: Leonid Kharitonov, Tatyana Pelttser, Sergei Blinnikov, Anna Kolomiytseva

Votes: 159

45. Dorogoy moy chelovek (1958)

105 min | Drama, Romance, War

The doctor Vladimir Ustimenko is the person of a debt and honor, he is devoted to business to which serves, and is devoted to the one and only love which carries by through all life: love ...