Russia’s Top Movies: August 2020

Published: September 2, 2020

Like in most places in the world, Russia’s silver screens are dominated by Hollywood’s global blockbusters. Russia’s film industry has struggled with the financial crisis, but it is also capable of producing films that can occasionally compete locally with the American machine. Once a month, SRAS provides a lineup of the top Russian movies in Russia that ranked in the top 10 for weekend box-office take.

Вратарь галактики – The Goalkeeper of the Galaxy – $501,361 as of August 30

You’ve seen heroes saving the world before, that’s right. But were they playing sports on a galactic scale to do so? Well, this Russian movie is just about that!

Красотка в ударе – The Beauty’s on Fire – $293,294 as of August 30

A girl who considered herself plain for most of her lifetime, wakes up feeling irresistible. What’s with the change that happened to her?

Хэппи-энд – Happy End – $134,958 as of August 16

A grumpy Russian man finds himself on a beach in Thailand, not remembering anything about himself or his past life. He adjusts well and even starts his own small business. But why was he there in the first place?

Тень звезды – The Shadow of the Star – $46,953 as of August 30

After an attempt on his life, a renowned rapper was assigned a female bodyguard. The situation quickly gets dangerous again – and there’s no telling who gets to save whose life at the end of the day…

Запретная зона – The Forbidden Zone – $46,418 as of August 16

The year is 1989. A group of friends sets on a hiking journey not so far from the Chernobyl’s exclusion zone. Everything was going well until they lost their way in the woods..

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Alex Sitnikov

Alex holds a BA in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language (RFL) and is currently on his way to get an MA in Translation. He came to Moscow from Tolyatti to study at Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2013 and has been in love with the city ever since. In March 2018 Alex joined SRAS to help coordinate student activities in Moscow. When he’s not occupied with that, Alex likes to play guitar, sing, read, play videogames, and make YouTube videos.

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