Join Listal here 
Existing members 
Login here 
Join Listal to create lists, share images, get recommendations and much more
Avatar
Added by Severin Severin

on 31 Aug 2012 11:48

 
44
2730 Views   13 Comments

☭ The Soviet Union in Cinema ☭

Sort by: Showing 25 items
People who added this item 1122  Average listal rating (778 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.6 
1. Rocky IV (1985)




Rocky travels to the Soviet Union to fight the evil Soviet boxer Ivan Drago, who's more of a machine than a man.
Severin Severin's rating:

People who added this item 465  Average listal rating (331 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating
2. Red Heat (1988)



Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the Soviet officer Capt. Ivan Danko (or as Jim Belushi's character always calls him, Gumby) who travels to America to capture a Russian mafia criminal. Arnold is the perfect Soviet- emotionless, efficient and obedient.
Severin Severin's rating:

People who added this item 226  Average listal rating (103 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.5 
3. Reds (1981)



Warren Beatty directs and stars in this epic about the most crucial period in Soviet history- the Bolshevik revolution. Had it not happened, Stalin would never have developed the treacherous USSR.
Severin Severin's rating:

People who added this item 90  Average listal rating (65 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 4.8 
4. Red Scorpion (1988)



Dolph Lundgren plays another Soviet, this time an awesome Spetsnaz agent, Lt. Nikolai Rachenko, who's sent to Africa to assassinate a political rebel.
Severin Severin's rating:

People who added this item 718  Average listal rating (389 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
5. Doctor Zhivago (1965)



David Lean's classic epic about two lovers, Yuri and Lara, set before and during the Soviet Union.
Severin Severin's rating:

People who added this item 1318  Average listal rating (796 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
6. The Lives of Others (2006)



This film is about a surveillance officer in Soviet East Germany.

People who added this item 1240  Average listal rating (816 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.6 
7. Enemy at the Gates (2001)



War movie about the battle of Stalingrad.

People who added this item 472  Average listal rating (309 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.7 
8. The Living Daylights (1987)



James Bond tries to track down a defected Soviet officer.
Severin Severin's rating:

People who added this item 916  Average listal rating (604 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.5 
9. From Russia With Love (1963)



A cold war thriller in which Bond tries to track down a decoder in Russia, where KGB agents lurk in every corner.
Severin Severin's rating:

People who added this item 968  Average listal rating (677 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.3 
10. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)



Rambo is sadistically tortured by an evil Soviet officer (played by Steven Berkoff). He also wipes out an entire army of Soviet soldiers single handedly.
Severin Severin's rating:

People who added this item 793  Average listal rating (561 ratings) 5.4  IMDB Rating 5.6 
11. Rambo III (1988)



Rambo shoots up Soviet soldiers in Afghanistan in this installment of the action packed series.

People who added this item 188  Average listal rating (111 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.5 
12. Stalingrad (1993)



A war film about, no duh, the battle of Stalingrad.

People who added this item 257  Average listal rating (160 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.6 
13. Cross of Iron (1977)



Nazis vs Soviets in this Sam Peckinpah war drama.

People who added this item 294  Average listal rating (204 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.3 
14. Red Dawn (1984)



80s fantasy war flick set in an alternate world where the Soviets invade the US.

People who added this item 77  Average listal rating (52 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.7 
15. Gorky Park (1983)



Lee Marvin and William Hurt star in this thriller about a cop investigating murders in Moscow's Gorky Park.

People who added this item 131  Average listal rating (86 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.1 
16. The Russia House (1990)



Sean Connnery plays a publisher working for British intelligence investigating people in the USSR.

People who added this item 1119  Average listal rating (748 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
17. The Hunt for Red October (1990)



In 1984, the USSR's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect, or to start a war?

People who added this item 715  Average listal rating (489 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.1 
18. The Saint (1997)



Simon Templar is hired by the Russian mafia to steal a cold fusion energy formula from a scientist.

People who added this item 284  Average listal rating (160 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
19. Ninotchka (1939)


A light hearted satire of Russia under rigid Stalinist rule.
Severin Severin's rating:

People who added this item 184  Average listal rating (112 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
20. One, Two, Three (1961)



A cold war comedy set in West Berlin.

People who added this item 17  Average listal rating (10 ratings) 5.4  IMDB Rating 5.5 
21. Russkies (1987)


A Soviet sailor washes ashore in Florida and is found by a group of young children.

People who added this item 61  Average listal rating (39 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.5 
22. White Nights (1985)


The story of a defected Soviet ballet dancer.

People who added this item 46  Average listal rating (26 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating
23. Little Nikita (1988)


A kid finds out his parents are Soviet sleeper spies.

People who added this item 329  Average listal rating (230 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.3 
24. Spies Like Us (1985)



Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd go undercover to hijack a Soviet missile launcher in this wacky screwball comedy.
Severin Severin's rating:

People who added this item 68  Average listal rating (35 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
25. The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Co... (1966)



A cold war comedy about a submarine that accidentally runs aground off New England.


 



The socialist state of Russia that was the Soviet Union is now long gone, but it's legendary oppression and persecution live on in film. These are non-Russian films in which the USSR has been portrayed in.

Added to

3 votes
Movies About... (great lists) (24 lists)
list by The O.P.
Published 6 months, 1 week ago 1 comment



Related lists

Best Movies - The Soviet Union
20 item list by Mustanaamio7
21 votes 1 comment
Soviet Union (URSS) / Russia. Favorite movies.
29 item list by Rath
4 votes
Animated Soviet Propaganda
12 item list by Kankku
21 votes 2 comments
Absinthe: The Green Fairy In Cinema
41 item list by Hexenkult
18 votes 2 comments
Taylor Swift As Union Jack
21 item list by blackknight99
5 votes
Cinema in 2012
16 item list by Toby White
Cinema - 2007
14 item list by Kris
Cinema - 2008
28 item list by Kris
2 votes

View more top voted lists
Join listal and create your own lists and much more

People who voted for this also voted for

Listal's Best Christmas Movies 2012 - Result
Amazing photos by Diane Arbus
Northern Exposure
Witches
Some things I love about cinema
Oh, what the heck, I love Jack Black! :)
Drugs references in "The Simpsons"
Christmas
Humphrey Bogart - Best to Worst - Actor
Listal's Best Christmas Songs 2012 - Result
Christmas Medley
The Evolution of My Profile

More lists from Severin Severin

Hedonistic Quotes
Color Blind Celebrities
The Kennedy Family Curse
Actors Who Played Jesus
Greatest Gangster Films
Erotic Asphyxiation: An Embarrassing Way to Die


Comments

Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Sep 1 0:34
This list looks very interesting so far. I'm excited to see the rest of it.
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Sep 1 16:27
Nice idea! Check The Saint (1997).
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Sep 27 16:19
If the list is opened to further suggestions:

Ninotchka (1939)
One, Two, Three (1961)
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Sep 27 17:21
Nice one, you might like my list...

http://www.listal.com/list/the-iron-curtain
Posted: 1 year, 5 months ago at Nov 12 0:37
Comrade, great list! I think that first in list should be the "From Russia with Love" :)
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at Nov 30 4:26
Also worth adding, Russkies.
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at Nov 30 4:27
As well as White Nights.
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Jan 3 14:31
nice list fella. im now "hot for" many of these movies.
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Jan 15 18:13
Severin, the list is very well thought out but the title is misleading...
Edit: 1 year, 3 months ago
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Jan 15 19:08
9th Company
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Jan 16 14:21
Nice list! How about K-19: The Widowmaker? :)
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Jan 16 14:23
Nice list, comrade! Did you know that Arnold Schwarzenegger's director on "Red Heat" advised him to watch Greta Garbo's performance in "Ninotchka" in order to get a better handle on his character, and he was only able to nail it after he took that advice?

That's one reason why I decided to watch "Red Heat" recently. I wanted to see the connection between Arnold's performance and Garbo's, and if you watch both pictures, you can totally see it!
Posted: 1 month, 4 weeks ago at Feb 24 3:11
Great list comrade!

So many of these were such obvious blatant propaganda films to glorify the U.S. during the Cold War cause "dem mean Commie basterds be hatin Murica and fweedumb"

Big 1+ for the "fantasy film" comment on Red Dawn. It truly does take place in an alternate universe where Gorbachev actually understands economics and isn't a fucking moron like in the real world.


With the propaganda aside, I would have liked Rocky IV if I enjoyed 80's music, plus that stupid robot was funny as hell.

Login or Signup to post a comment