Russian Revolution, Civil War & Soviet Union

Russian Ark (2002)
Time-traveling journey through 300 years of Russian history
Zvezda plenitelnogo schastya (1975)
Tsar Nicholas I (1825-1855)
Tsar Nicholas I and rebellion of officers in the Decembrist Revolt, 1825
The Cossacks (1960)
Tsar Alexander II (1855-1881)
1850s Russia; Cossack and son clash in loyalties to Czar Alexander II
Barber of Siberia (1998)
Alexander III (1881-1894)
Tsar Alexander III
Dersu Uzala (1975)
Nicholas II (1894-1917)
19th century Russian expedition to Siberia (1902)
Il figlio di Aquila Nera (1968)
Nicholas II (1894-1917)
Cossacks plan an uprising against Gen. Volkonsky, governor of the Caucasus
Dauriya (1972)
Nicholas II (1894-1917)
Love story set among the Cossacks of Siberia at the time of the Russian Revolution
Ermak (1996)
Nicholas II (1894-1917)
Cossack leader Yermak Timofeyevich explored Siberia (starting 1579 or 1581) which opened that land to Russian expansion
Mother (1926)
Nicholas II (1894-1917)
A woman struggles against Tsarist rule during the 1905 Russian Revolution
The Rider named Death (2004)
Nicholas II (1894-1917)
Russian terrorists against the Czarist regime in 1905
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Nicholas II (1894-1917)
Classic Eisenstein silent film about revolt in Russia of sailors on the battleship Potemkin (June 14, 1905)
Sveaborg (1972)
Nicholas II (1894-1917)
1906 bloody revolt by Russian garrison (in Finland)
Strike (1925)
Nicholas II (1894-1917)
Sergei Eisenstein; a strike in Czarist Russia, brutally suppressed (1912)
Lenin in Paris (1981)
Nicholas II (1894-1917)
Lenin's four years in Paris (1909-1912)
Lenin v Polshe (1966)
Nicholas II (1894-1917)
Lenin in October (1937)
Nicholas II (1894-1917)
Lenin: the Train (1988)
Nicholas II (1894-1917)
On his return trip to Saint-Petersburg Lenin goes from Zurich, through Germany, through Sweden to Saint-Petersburg
Scarlet Dawn (1932)
Nicholas II (1894-1917)
Russian officer caught up in the troop revolts in WWI (includes a love story)
Moonzund (1987)
Nicholas II (1894-1917)
Soviet film is a love story set against the Russian Navy in the 1915-1917 WWI battles at the Moonzund Islands in the Baltic Sea
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
Nicholas II (1894-1917)
1894-1917 of Russia; fights Germany and Turkey in WWI
120 (2008)
Nicholas II (1894-1917)
Turkish film about the Battle of Sarikamish between Russia and Ottoman Empire from December 22, 1914 to January 17, 1915
The Romanovs: An Imperial Family (2000)
Nicholas II (1894-1917)
Last year and a half of the life of the royal Romanovs before their execution in 1918 by the Bolsheviks
Rasputin – the Mad Monk (1966)
The Hammer Studios version of Rasputin
Rasputin (1981)
Very good Russian film on the fall of Rasputin and the Russian monarchy
Rasputin (1996)
The mad Gypsy adviser to Alexandra; Greta Scacchi, Alan Rickman
Fall of Eagles (1974)
Fall of Habsburg, Hohenzollern and Romanov dynasties in WWI
Reds (1981)
1917, Am. reporter Jack Reed, sympathizes with Bolsheviks
They Wanted Peace (1938)
Lenin and the 1917 Russian Revolution
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Russian Revolution 1917
October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1927)
Sergei Eisenstein; Russian Revolution
Quiet Flows the Don (1957)
Covers Russian history from 1912 to WWI to Bolshevik Revolution, to the Russian Civil War
Siberiade (1979)
Two families, one wealthy and the other proletariat, through six decades from WWI to Bolshevik Revolution, to WWII and to the era of modernization
Khleb – imya sushchestvitelnoe (1988)
Three generations living around the Volga river beginning in 1902 and going through the Russian Revolution, the Russian Civil War and Stalin’s rule
Pod znakom skorpiona (1995)
Writer Gorky’s positive, then negative view of the Russian Revolution
Petersburg Nights (1934)
Worker abuse leads to the Russian Revolution
Daria (1972)
Life of Cossacks in Siberia during time of the Russian Revolution
Esperanza (1988)
Russian man flees the Russian Revolution and goes to Mexico
Gosudarstvennaya granitsa: My nash, my novyy… (1980)
A Russian and his mother try to flee Russia following the Russian Revolution of 1917
I leoni di Pietroburgo (1972)
Italian film about two brothers who are rivals in the Russian Revolution
Baltiyskaya slava (1957)
Baltic Fleet sailors join in the action in revolutionary Petrograd, autumn 1917
Anastasia (1956)
Story of the young lady who pretended to be one of the children of the executed family of the Tsar
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986)
Anastasia is played by Amy Irving
Animal Farm (1954)
Animated version of George Orwell's story of the corruption of the communist system in Russia
Animal Farm (1999)
Uses real animals in the portrayal of the communist dictatorship in the Soviet Union
His Wife’s Diary (2000)
Life of Russian writer, Nobel Laureate and critic of the Russian Revolution Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin (1870-1953)
Tjurens år (1989)
Five-year-old boy sees turmoil of the First World War and the Russian Revolution
The Forty-First (1956)
Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
Soviet film of the romance of a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer in the Russian Civil War
Yunost (1937)
Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
1920, fisherman’s son Andrei recruited on the side of the Whites versus the Reds; he and his father are killed for hiding a Red officer; the family plans revenge
Admiral (2008)
Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
Russian film about a love story involving the general of the White Army Alexander Kolchak who became the supreme governor of Russia
Lenin in 1918 (1939)
Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
Soviet film giving the background of the Russian Civil War
Vikhri vrazhdebnye (1953)
Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
Soviet film about the first years of Soviet government, 1918-1921, as seen by Felix Dzerzhinsky, founder of the Bolshevik Secret Police
Sedmoy sputnik (1968)
Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
Soviet film dealing with the years following the Russian Revolution
White Sun of the Desert (1970)
Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
In today's Turkmenistan a Red Army soldier who fought in the Russian Civil War is going home but has to fight some bandits first
The Red and the White (1967)
Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
Civil war in post-revolutionary Soviet Union
Arsenal (1929)
Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
Dovzhenko's "Ukraine Trilogy" (along with Zvenigora and Earth)
Chapayev (1934)
Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
Russian movie about Vasili Ivanovich Chapaev (1887 - 1919) Commander of the Red Army's 25th Division
Nenavist (1977)
Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
The Russian civil war tears a family apart
Adyutant ego prevoskhoditelstva (1970)
Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
Soviet mini-series set in the Russian civil war where a Soviet secret policeman spies on the White Army
Bumbarash (1972)
Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
Russian film about Pvt. Bumbarash as he tries to survive the Russian Civil War to return to his village and his love
Pervaya konnaya (1986)
Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
Russian Civil War
Knight Without Armor (1937)
Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
English spy gets caught up in the Russian Revolution and the Russian Civil War
Nezabyvaemyy 1919 god (1951)
Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
Stalin's cruel suppression of the 1919 anti-communist uprising in St. Petersburg, Russia
The Seventh Bullet (1973)
Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
Set after the Russian Civil War (in the wake of the Basmachi rebellion)
Neobyknovennoye leto (1979)
Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
Life in city of Saratov in 1919 during the Russian Civil War
Neobyknovennoye leto (1957)
Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
Life in city of Saratov in 1919 during the Russian Civil War
Бer (1970)
Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
Russian film about the defeat of the "White Army" in the Russian Civil War of 1918-21 and emigration to Constantinople
Lyubov Yarovaya (1970)
Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
Soviet film about the Russian Civil War
Svoya chuzhaya zhizn (2005)
Russian Civil War (1917-1922)
Bolsheviks set up House of Art in Petrogard of 1921 to control the intellectuals
Piry Valtasara, ili noch so Stalinym (1989)
Russia under Stalinism
Stalin and his brutal purges
Prorva (1992)
Russia under Stalinism
First Russian, post-Soviet view of Stalinist excesses
Shivers (1981)
Russia under Stalinism
Excesses of Stalin and their effect on a man and his two boys
East/West (1999)
Russia under Stalinism
Stalin invites Russian émigrés to return home and then double-crosses them
Mordet på Trotskij (1972)
Russia under Stalinism
Story of the last days of the theorist of the Russian communist revolutionaries, hunted down by his once communist allies
Frida (2000)
Russia under Stalinism
Assassination of Trotsky in Frida's home
Here, Beneath the North Star (1968)
Life of a tenant farmer family in a Finnish village from 1890s to 1918 and the Finnish Civil War
Trust (1976)
Set around the founding of the Republic of Finland
Pako punaisten päämajasta (2000)
Finnish Civil War (January to May, 1918)
Where Once We Walked (2011)
Love triangle unfolds over the course of Finland's tumultuous independence from WWI, to the Finnish Civil War, to the fascist Lapua government preceding World War II
Tears of April (2008)
A White officer in the Finnish Civil War against the Reds repeatedly tries to save a female Red soldier who he loves
The Mommila Murders (1973)
Richest man in Finland is killed in December 1917 just a few months before the Finnish Civil War by a revolutionary seamen
Pretty Good for a Human (1977)
Finnish film about a boy in post-World War I Finland
The Border (2007)
Commanding the Finnish border with Russia following the end of the Finnish War of Independence turns out to be a very hard task to perform
Suuri peli, korkeat panokset (1999)
1920s, Russia, Finland, peace negotiations
Coup de grâce (1976)
1919, at end of Russian civil war, Latvia; a countess' unrequited love for an army officer leads to promiscuity and disaster
Defenders of Riga (2007)
1919 fight for Latvian independence
Dolgaya doroga v dyunakh (1980)
Love story set in Latvia around the time Latvia was overtaken by the Soviets
Kolme katku vahel (1970)
Livonian War, 1558–1583, where Russia tried to take Livonia (today’s Estonia & Latvia) and was opposed by varying Allies
Tants aurukatla ümber (1987)
Life in 20th century Estonia by monitoring a steam boiler
Tuulepealne maa (2008)
Estonians want their own country, WWI forward
December Heat (2008)
December 1924 attempted Communist Coup in Estonia
Äratus (1989)
1949 March deportation of Estonian people to Siberia by Soviet Secret Police
Earth (1930)
Collective workers in Ukraine against rich landowner win the day
Smierc prezydenta (1977)
First president of the Polish Republic 1922 (for five days) Gabriel Narutowicz, who was opposed by the Polish Nationalists /Fascists