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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian19 Nov 2016 10:25 p.m. PST

Which movies do you recommend?

Cyrus the Great19 Nov 2016 10:50 p.m. PST

Either version of Dr. Zhivago is a good place to start.

willthepiper19 Nov 2016 11:40 p.m. PST

I won't say 'best' RCW film, but there was a 2008 Russian film 'Admiral', about White leader Admiral Kolchak:

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Pertti20 Nov 2016 2:04 a.m. PST

Best novel by far: 'And Quiet Flows the Don', Mikhail Sholokhov.

At least a couple of TV adaptations exist, among others a 1958 one by Gerasimov and an… interesting version by Bondarchuk, with Rupert Everett and F.Murray Abraham, filmed at the beginning of the Nineties but only released in 2006. A shorter, 3-hour version was released on DVD.


14Bore20 Nov 2016 4:21 a.m. PST

Dr Zhivago probably, there is a movie on the Potemkin I have seen and am sure its a Soviet production. Its Battleship Potemkin 1925 from Sergei Eisenstein I have seen it on TCM

Yesthatphil20 Nov 2016 4:27 a.m. PST

I'm still a fan of Dr Zhivago …


Weasel20 Nov 2016 7:09 a.m. PST

I enjoyed "Reds" but it has very little military stuff, since it's more of a character drama.

saltflats192920 Nov 2016 8:33 a.m. PST

The red and the white

Personal logo marcus arilius Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2016 11:43 a.m. PST knight without armor

jeffreyw320 Nov 2016 12:49 p.m. PST

Quiet Flows the Don.

rmaker20 Nov 2016 2:25 p.m. PST

Battleship Potemkin is worth watching, but it's not an RCW movie. The mutiny happened in 1905.

willthepiper20 Nov 2016 5:28 p.m. PST

One of my favourite movies is White Sun of the Desert. It's set during the Russian Civil War but isn't about it – the same way as the Good, the Bad and the Ugly is set during the American Civil War.

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davbenbak21 Nov 2016 7:03 a.m. PST

A second for "The Red and the White". It can be a bit confusing as characters enter and exit the movie but I think it mirrors the chaos of the conflict.

vtsaogames21 Nov 2016 10:59 a.m. PST

Is "The Red and the White" the one where a small group advances against the enemy?

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