Compared to our other countries, Russia seems to have the largest amount of free Russian movies online with English subtitles that you can watch legally and download in great quality. From old Russian films to newer ones from the 2000’s. It covers mainly free classics, action movies and war movies. Here a selection of the best Russian movies with English subtitles online.
If you want some inspiration about new Russian movies about to be released check out our Russian movies of 2013 article. An interesting movie in 3D project in the making.
English subtitled Russian cinema via Hulu and Snagfilms
There is a surprising number of Russian films on Hulu and Snagfilms. That is great news for US residents. We have made a selection of the more popular ones that come with English subtitles and are available for free.
Russian war film Ninth Company online (2005)
One of Russia’s finest war movies online with English subtitles. You can watch this new 2005 movie about young soviet soldiers fighting in Afghanistan. This historic action movie shows the bloody and dirty war back in the 1980’s.
The Edge (2010)
And adventurous Hollywood style art house film from Russia taking place just after the Second World War and is set in Siberia. It is quite a cult film. The film that goes by Russian title Kraj takes almost in its entirety place on a train.
Attack on Leningrad online
The Nazi’s try and take over the city of Leningrad in the winter of 1941. Attack on Leningrad shows how Kate Davies experiences it, who is left behind after all other foreign journalists were evacuated.
Russian cinema via Youtube:
How to watch the movies with subtitles on Youtube:
Most Youtube videos here come with automatic English subtitles. Others you can choose with multiple subtitles: like Russian subtitles, but also Arabic, Chinese and whatever more. Just press the little red button on the right-bottom toolbar. We have removed links to the Youtube video’s due to potential copyright infringment. You should search for the below titles on Youtube, but make sure to check the copyright notice.
Tarkovsky films online
Let us kick off with one of the classics by one of the greatest Russian directors. Andrei Tarkovsky created the science fiction movie Stalker in 1979, and today it remains one of the cult classics. The film that internationally also was released as ‘Zona’ is a fantasy adventure taking place in an alien place. It is in the IMDb top 250. According to Openculture.com Stalker is in the public domain. It can we watched in 2 parts on Youtube. The same goes for Tarkovsky’s Solaris, Ivan’s Childhood and The Mirror.They are also available via Archive.org, but do not always have English subs there.