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on 31 Aug 2012 11:48

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☭ The Soviet Union in Cinema ☭

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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5. Doctor Zhivago (1965)



David Lean's classic epic about two lovers, Yuri and Lara, set before and during the Soviet Union.
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6. The Lives of Others (2006)



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

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7. Enemy at the Gates (2001)



War movie about the battle of Stalingrad.

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8. The Living Daylights (1987)



James Bond tries to track down a defected Soviet officer.
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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.
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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.
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11. Rambo III (1988)



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

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12. Stalingrad (1993)



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

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13. Cross of Iron (1977)



Nazis vs Soviets in this Sam Peckinpah war drama.

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14. Red Dawn (1984)



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

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15. Gorky Park (1983)



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

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16. The Russia House (1990)



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

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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?

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18. The Saint (1997)



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

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19. Ninotchka (1939)


A light hearted satire of Russia under rigid Stalinist rule.
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20. One, Two, Three (1961)



A cold war comedy set in West Berlin.

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21. Russkies (1987)


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

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22. White Nights (1985)


The story of a defected Soviet ballet dancer.

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23. Little Nikita (1988)


A kid finds out his parents are Soviet sleeper spies.

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24. Spies Like Us (1985)



Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd go undercover to hijack a Soviet missile launcher in this wacky screwball comedy.
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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.

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Comments

Posted: 1 year, 10 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, 10 months ago at Sep 1 16:27
Nice idea! Check The Saint (1997).
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Sep 27 16:19
If the list is opened to further suggestions:

Ninotchka (1939)
One, Two, Three (1961)
Posted: 1 year, 9 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, 8 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, 7 months ago at Nov 30 4:26
Also worth adding, Russkies.
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Nov 30 4:27
As well as White Nights.
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Jan 3 14:31
nice list fella. im now "hot for" many of these movies.
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Jan 15 18:13
Severin, the list is very well thought out but the title is misleading...
Edit: 1 year, 6 months ago
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Jan 15 19:08
9th Company
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Jan 16 14:21
Nice list! How about K-19: The Widowmaker? :)
Posted: 1 year, 6 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: 4 months, 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.
Posted: 1 month, 3 weeks ago at May 30 16:11
Some of Tarkovsky's films, most notably Mirror, could easily fit in here.

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