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1. The Painted Bird (2019)

169 min | Drama, War

7.2
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75 Metascore

A young Jewish boy somewhere in Eastern Europe seeks refuge during World War II where he encounters many different characters.

Director: Václav Marhoul | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Barry Pepper, Udo Kier

Votes: 242

2. The Aftermath (II) (2019)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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43 Metascore

Post World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.

Director: James Kent | Stars: Keira Knightley, Ned Wills, Pandora Colin, Jason Clarke

Votes: 8,659 | Gross: $1.62M

3. The Equalizer (2014)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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57 Metascore

A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour

Votes: 307,553 | Gross: $101.53M

4. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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56 Metascore

In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki

Votes: 244,630 | Gross: $45.45M

5. Downfall (2004)

R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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82 Metascore

Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Votes: 309,751 | Gross: $5.51M

6. Bad Teacher (2011)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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47 Metascore

A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job, her students, and her co-workers is forced to return to teaching to make enough money for breast implants after her wealthy fiancé dumps her.

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch

Votes: 183,078 | Gross: $100.29M

7. This Means War (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.3
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31 Metascore

A pair of C.I.A. operatives wage an epic battle against one another when they discover they are dating the same woman.

Director: McG | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Til Schweiger

Votes: 168,903 | Gross: $54.76M

8. The Russian Bride (2019)

101 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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A Russian woman travels to America with her daughter to marry a reclusive billionaire, who turns out to be a psycho who sends their lives spiraling into a living hell.

Director: Michael S. Ojeda | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Oksana Orlan, Kristina Pimenova, Lisa Goodman

Votes: 2,335

9. Pawn Sacrifice (2014)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.0
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65 Metascore

Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 35,748 | Gross: $2.44M

10. The Monuments Men (2014)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.1
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52 Metascore

An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 118,661 | Gross: $78.03M

11. Sobibor (2018)

TV-MA | 110 min | Drama, History, War

6.3
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"Sobibor" is based on the history of the Sobibór extermination camp uprising during WWII and Soviet officer Alexander Pechersky. When he was a POW in Sobibor, he managed to do the ... See full summary »

Director: Konstantin Khabenskiy | Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Christopher Lambert, Mariya Kozhevnikova, Michalina Olszanska

Votes: 2,672

12. Red Heat (1988)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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61 Metascore

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.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Belushi, Peter Boyle, Ed O'Ross

Votes: 59,868 | Gross: $34.99M

13. Little Odessa (1994)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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62 Metascore

Early 1990s drama about a family of Soviet Jews living in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach ocean-side neighborhood nicknamed Little Odessa.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Tim Roth, Edward Furlong, Moira Kelly, Vanessa Redgrave

Votes: 6,775 | Gross: $1.10M

14. Lilya 4-Ever (2002)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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82 Metascore

Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Oksana Akinshina, Artyom Bogucharskiy, Pavel Ponomaryov, Lyubov Agapova

Votes: 40,241 | Gross: $0.18M

15. Dom Hemingway (2013)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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55 Metascore

After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed.

Director: Richard Shepard | Stars: Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demián Bichir, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 24,714 | Gross: $0.52M

16. One, Two, Three (1961)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy

7.9
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In West Berlin during the Cold War, a Coca-Cola executive is given the task of taking care of his boss' socialite daughter.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin, Arlene Francis

Votes: 17,942

17. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.9
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As WWII and the German occupation ends, the Polish resistance and the Russian forces turn on each other in an attempt to take over leadership in Communist Poland.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Zbigniew Cybulski, Ewa Krzyzewska, Waclaw Zastrzezynski, Adam Pawlikowski

Votes: 9,432

18. The Last Horror Film (1982)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror

5.6
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A New York taxi driver stalks a beautiful actress attending the Cannes Film Festival, which coincides with a series of violent killings of the lady's friends.

Director: David Winters | Stars: J'Len Winters, John Kelly, Joe Spinell, Simone Overman

Votes: 1,380

19. 9th Company (2005)

R | 139 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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Young Soviet Army recruits are stuck in the bloody war in Afghanistan, that was started by politicians.

Director: Fedor Bondarchuk | Stars: Artur Smolyaninov, Aleksey Chadov, Konstantin Kryukov, Ivan Kokorin

Votes: 18,792

20. Walk Don't Run (1966)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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During the housing shortage of the Summer Olympic Games in 1964, two men and a woman share a small apartment in Tokyo, and the older man soon starts playing Cupid to the younger pair.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Cary Grant, Samantha Eggar, Jim Hutton, John Standing

Votes: 3,517

21. Ghost Chase (1987)

PG-13 | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

4.3
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In an old Hollywood mansion, the spirit of an old family retainer inhabits an old grandfather clock. When a movie company uses the mansion for a film, the spirit inhabits the body of an ... See full summary »

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Jason Lively, Tim McDaniel, Jill Whitlow, Leonard Lansink

Votes: 664

22. A Woman in Berlin (2008)

Unrated | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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74 Metascore

A woman tries to survive the invasion of Berlin by the Soviet troops during the last days of World War II.

Director: Max Färberböck | Stars: Nina Hoss, Evgeniy Sidikhin, Irm Hermann, Rüdiger Vogler

Votes: 5,658 | Gross: $0.29M

23. The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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A high school girl falls for a playboy artist, with screwball results.

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 7,303

24. Carry on Behind (1975)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

5.6
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Professors Vooshka and Crump decide to visit an archaeological site to study the artifacts there. Lo and behold, it's right next to a caravan site where all manner of people are staying. ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Elke Sommer, Kenneth Williams, Bernard Bresslaw, Kenneth Connor

Votes: 2,184

25. Tall Story (1960)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

6.0
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A young insecure college sportsman is in trouble. He wants to marry his very straightforward girlfriend, also a student, but has no money. When he is offered a bribe to fix a game, he is torn even more about the matter.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Jane Fonda, Ray Walston, Marc Connelly

Votes: 748 | Gross: $12.00M

26. Avalanche Express (1979)

PG | 88 min | Action, Thriller

4.9
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Soviet KGB General Marenkov defects to the Americans and together with his CIA handler Harry Wargrave they plan an operation meant to reveal the KGB agents in Europe.

Directors: Mark Robson, Monte Hellman | Stars: Lee Marvin, Robert Shaw, Linda Evans, Maximilian Schell

Votes: 1,120

27. Silk Stockings (1957)

Approved | 117 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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A musical remake of Ninotchka: After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris, the beautiful, ultra-serious Ninotchka is sent to ... See full summary »

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Janis Paige, Peter Lorre

Votes: 3,320

28. A Fine Madness (1966)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Samson Shillitoe, mad genius of a poet irresistible to women, but plagued by writer's block, agrees to see a psychiatrist, and his beautiful wife.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Sean Connery, Joanne Woodward, Jean Seberg, Patrick O'Neal

Votes: 1,081

29. In the Face of Crime (2010– )

479 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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The worlds of a young Russo-German cop who investigates within the Berlin Russian mafia milieu and a young Russian woman who is forced into prostitution, intertwine when they meet and fall in love.

Stars: Max Riemelt, Ronald Zehrfeld, Marie Bäumer, Alina Levshin

Votes: 1,369

30. Brother 2 (2000)

122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.8
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Arriving in Moscow, Danila discovers Konstantin dead and he sets out to avenge his death; a journey that leads him to Chicago and a whole new experience.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Sergey Bodrov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Sergey Makovetskiy, Irina Saltykova

Votes: 10,698

31. The Diamond Arm (1969)

PG-13 | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.5
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An ordinary Soviet citizen accidentally intervenes into the huge operation of international criminal group that trades illegally obtained jewelry.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Yuriy Nikulin, Nina Grebeshkova, Andrey Mironov, Anatoliy Papanov

Votes: 11,878

32. Up to His Ears (1965)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Adventure

6.4
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The farcical adventures of unhappy suicidal billionaire Arthur Lempereur.

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Ursula Andress, Maria Pacôme, Valérie Lagrange

Votes: 1,562

33. Interdevochka (1989)

151 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A hospital nurse becomes an "international girl", a prostitute who caters to foreigners with hard currency.

Director: Pyotr Todorovskiy | Stars: Elena Yakovleva, Tomas Laustiola, Anastasiya Nemolyaeva, Irina Rozanova

Votes: 903

34. Barefoot (2017)

111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Story of a small boy is forced to move out of Prague during World War 2 to a small village of Slavonice where he meets the rest of his family. He needs to make new friends and get used to a... See full summary »

Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Jan Tríska, Oldrich Kaiser, Tereza Voriskova, Ondrej Vetchý

Votes: 505

35. The Dumpling Affair (2017)

98 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Police officer Franz Eberhofer is woken up by his colleagues because his boss Barschl has been killed. The murder weapon is Franz' knife, so he is suspected to be the murderer of his hated boss.

Director: Ed Herzog | Stars: Sebastian Bezzel, Simon Schwarz, Lisa Maria Potthoff, Enzi Fuchs

Votes: 835

36. Cargo 200 (2007)

89 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer gone mad.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Agniya Kuznetsova, Aleksey Poluyan, Leonid Gromov, Aleksey Serebryakov

Votes: 6,792

37. The Iron Curtain (1948)

Approved | 87 min | Biography, Crime, History

6.4
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The story of Soviet cypher-clerk Igor Gouzenko who was posted to the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa,Canada in 1943 and defected in 1945 to reveal the extent of Soviet espionage activities directed against Canada.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, June Havoc, Berry Kroeger

Votes: 696

38. The Callback Queen (2013)

88 min | Comedy, Romance

4.4
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In the cut-throat London film industry a vivacious actress chasing her big break struggles to maintain her integrity in the face of the director's advances.

Director: Graham Cantwell | Stars: Amy-Joyce Hastings, Mark Killeen, Seán T. Ó Meallaigh, Kate Braithwaite

Votes: 222

39. Asphaltgorillas (2018)

103 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.6
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A gangster in Berlin tries to change his fate.

Director: Detlev Buck | Stars: Samuel Schneider, Ella Rumpf, Jannis Niewöhner, Kida Khodr Ramadan

Votes: 359

40. Trance (2006)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

6.3
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Sonia, a girl from St Petersburg, decides to seek a better life in western Europe. She first gets a job at a car dealer in Germany. But she is suddenly kidnapped and sold into sexual ... See full summary »

Director: Teresa Villaverde | Stars: Ana Moreira, Viktor Rakov, Robinson Stévenin, Iaia Forte

Votes: 457

41. Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973– )

69 min | Drama, History, War

8.9
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A 1973 Soviet twelve-part television series, directed by Tatyana Lioznova and based on the novel of the same title by Yulian Semyonov. The series portrays the exploits of Maxim Isaev, a ... See full summary »

Stars: Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Yefim Kopelyan, Leonid Bronevoy, Ekaterina Gradova

Votes: 3,539

42. Turetskiy gambit (2005)

208 min | War, Action, Adventure

7.0
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The film is based on the second book from the Adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin series of novels written by the Russian author Boris Akunin. The film takes place in 1877 during the ... See full summary »

Director: Dzhanik Fayziev | Stars: Egor Beroev, Olga Krasko, Marat Basharov, Vladimir Ilin

Votes: 4,012

43. The Heritage of Love (2016)

76 min | Action, Drama, Romance

4.6
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Andrey goes to Paris to visit the grave of his great-grandfather, who had been an officer in the White Army. On the headstone of the next grave, he notices the face of a young woman. He will see this face again.

Director: Yuriy Vasilev | Stars: Aleksandr Adabashyan, Aleksandr Baluev, Marat Basharov, Dima Bilan

Votes: 358

44. The Red Danube (1949)

Passed | 119 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.4
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Shortly after the end of World War II, British Colonel Michael 'Hooky' Nicobar is assigned to a unit in the British Zone of Vienna. His duty is to aid the Soviet authorities to repatriate ... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Ethel Barrymore, Peter Lawford, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 477

45. Autobahnraser (2004)

87 min | Comedy, Action

4.8
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The young policeman Karl-Heinz Krause works undercover to insinuate himself into a group of Autobahn racers. While he gets to like the illegal races, besides he has to chase some people dealing stolen cars.

Director: Michael Keusch | Stars: Luke Wilkins, Alexandra Neldel, Henriette Richter-Röhl, Niels-Bruno Schmidt

Votes: 1,750

46. Porn Punk Poetry (2014)

41 min | Short, Drama

7.1
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A male prostitute (David Schütter) is trying to escape his long forgotten feelings. The unexpected tender encounter with a young woman (Nadja Bobyleva) confronts him with his real desires and puts his whole life to the test.

Director: Maurice Hübner | Stars: David Schütter, Nadja Bobyleva, Max Reimann, Matthias Lier

Votes: 63

47. Song of Scheherazade (1947)

Approved | 105 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.6
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In 1865, Russian Navy midshipman Rimsky-Korsakov is inspired by a romantic interlude with a cabaret dancer while on shore leave in Spanish Morocco and writes the symphonic suite Scheherazade.

Director: Walter Reisch | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Brian Donlevy, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Eve Arden

Votes: 161

48. Premier Khrushchev in the USA (1959)

60 min | Documentary

4.5
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Footage of Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev in the USA during his 1960 visit. Which includes meeting Frank Sinatra on the set of his film Can-Can.

Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Nat 'King' Cole, Gary Cooper, Kirk Douglas

Votes: 15

49. Rédl (2018)

80 min | Crime, Thriller

8.1
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Add a Plot

Stars: Ondrej Sokol, David Novotný, Martin Hofmann, Roman Polák

Votes: 59

50. The Fall of Berlin (1945)

PG-13 | 70 min | Documentary, War

6.9
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Over 40 Byelorussian and 1st Ukrainian Army cameramen contributed footage of this remarkable documentary of the fall of Berlin, including captured German footage.

Director: Yuli Raizman | Stars: Leonid Khmara, Rudolf Boettger, V.I. Chulkov, Hermann Göring

Votes: 92



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