Movies in Russian: Where to Watch

Everyone agrees that watching movies in a foreign language is excellent practice. But when you learn Russian, it may seem impossible to find one with English or Russian subtitles. Good news! I did a little homework and found a number of sites that offer movies for you to enjoy.

Ladies and gentleman, the resources listed below will lead you to free online Russian movies: dubbed or with subtitles – it’s up to you!

1. SovietMoviesOnline (eng subs)

SovietMoviesOnline -Do you want to know what movies looked like under the Iron Curtain? This site has a large collection of Soviet and modern Russian movies with either high-quality English subtitles or dubbing. You’re allowed to watch one for free, and the subscription costs from just $3,99!


  • Legal and the cheapest source ever
  • Completely in English
  • The website provides high quality translation, that will help you to learn a lot of new expressions and phrases.
  • Contains a full guide on how to study Russian with movies


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2. MegoGo (lots of subs)

MegoGo – An online cinema with a wide collection of the world best cinematography. You can subscribe, or pay for a certain movie (the price depends on a quality: HD or SD). There are also free movies (without “Подписка” sign), among which you will be able to find those with proper subtitles and audio


  • Completely in English
  • Good collection international movies
  • Various languages (!) dubbing and subtitles are available: Georgian, Lithuanian e.t.c.


  • Long add at the beginning of the video
  • Not sorted by language or subtitles so you’ll need to do some searching.

3. Ivi (eng & rus subs)

Ivi -Proficient Russian speakers may enjoy a large library of Russian shows and dubbed movies. To find a movie with subtitles follow this link

Those marked “Бесплатно” are free of charge. To change the language or subtitles use the tab “Языки и субтитры” at the top of the video. Of course, the Beas movies are available with a subscription (Подписка) or you can buy one for less than $1 (Покупка).


  • Significant collection of new and old movies in Russian and other languages

  • You can find movies with Russian and English subtitles


  • Long add at the beginning of the video
  • Not sorted by language or subtitles, so you’ll need to do some searching.

4. Yandex (Russian Google)

The easiest way to find movies is to use Yandex . If you’re looking for Russian subtitles, type the name of the movie and add “rus sub.” Things become a little more complicated if you want to listen to the Russian audio and see English subtitles, though nothing is impossible, especially on the Russian internet where video piracy is flourishing.

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