List of films about the Romanovs
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This is a list of films about the Romanovs, the ruling family of Russia from 1613 to 1917. There have been many films about the Romanovs, so this list may be incomplete.
|1896||Russian Empire||Coronation of Nicholas II||Camille Cerf||First film ever made in Russia.|
|1913||Russian Empire||Tryokhsotletie Tsarstvovaniya Doma Romanovykh||Aleksandr Drankov||English Title: Tercentenary of the Accession of the House of Romanov.
This film was released to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Romanov rule in Russia.This film was said to have the blessing of Tsar Nicholas II himself.
|1917||United States||The Fall of the Romanovs||Herbert Brenon||This was one of four films released after the abdication of Nicholas II in March 1917. One of the characters, Iliodor, enemy monk of Rasputin, played himself.|
|1919||Soviet Russia||Pyotr i Alexei||Yuri Zhelyabuzhsky||English title:Peter and Alexei
Chronicled the childhood of Peter the Great, moving from the reign of his father to his own.
|1927||Soviet Union||The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty||Esfir Shub||Classic compilation documentary.|
|1928||United States||Clothes Make the Woman||Tom Terriss||This was the first film about Anna Anderson who pretended to be Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna.|
|1928||Weimar Republic||Anastasia, die falsche Zarentochter||Arthur Bergen||This film has hastily written and produced to take advantage of the allegation that Anna Anderson was actually Fransziska Schanskowska, a missing factory worker from Poland. This allegation was made by Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse and his private investigators.|
|1932||United States||Rasputin and the Empress||Richard Boleslawski||First sound film where all the Barrymore siblings Lionel, John, and Ethel appeared together.Prince Felix Yussupov who was living in London at the time, launched a massive lawsuit against MGM for the inaccurate portrayal of himself and his wife, Irina Alexandrovna.|
|1940||Nazi Germany||Katharina von Rußland||Carl Froelich||English title: Catherine of Russia
Never completed; Only a few shots were completed before production was halted.
|1956||United States||Anastasia||Anatole Litvak||Film adaptation of the play by Marcelle Maurette|
|1956||West Germany||Anastasia, die letzte Zarentochter||Falk Harnack||English Title: The Story of Anastasia
Starring Lilli Palmer as Anna Anderson/Anastasia
|1966||United Kingdom||Rasputin, the Mad Monk||Don Sharp|
|1967||France||I Killed Rasputin||Robert Hossein|
|1971|| United Kingdom
|Nicholas and Alexandra||Franklin J. Schaffner||Based on the book by Robert K. Massie|
|1977||Soviet Union||Agoniya||Elem Klimov||Film about Rasputin.Was not released in the Soviet Union until 1981.|
|1974||United Kingdom||Fall of Eagles||John Elliot (creator)||Miniseries about the fall of the Habsburg, Hohenzollern, and Romanov dynasties.|
|1986|| United States
|Peter the Great||Lawrence Schiller||Television miniseries based on the book by Robert K. Massie|
|1986|| United States
|Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna||Marvin J. Chomsky||Miniseries based on the fantasy biography of Anna Anderson by Peter Kurth|
|1991||Soviet Union||Tsareubiytsa||Karen Shakhnazarov||English title: Assassin of the Tsar
Film about a man who claims to be Yakov Yurovsky, the man who killed Tsar Nicholas II.
|1992||Russian Federation||Last Days of the Last Tsar||Anatoli Ivanov||Documentary film|
|1996|| United States
|Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny||Uli Edel|
|1997||United States||Anastasia||Don Bluth / Gary Goldman||Animated adaptation of Anastasia 1956; the most famous film version on the mystery of Anastasia's alleged survival|
|2000||Russian Federation||Romanovy: Ventsenosnaya semya||Gleb Panfilov||English title: The Romanovs: An Imperial Family
Includes footage of the canonization of Tsar Nicholas II and his family in 2000.
|2002||Russian Federation||Russian Ark||Alexander Sokurov||Filmed in the Hermitage Museum in St.Petersburg in just one 90 minute shot.|
|2003||United Kingdom||The Lost Prince||Stephen Poliakoff||Mini series about Prince John of the United Kingdom.The Romanovs appear in a few scenes.|
|2013||Russian Federation||The Romanovs||Maxim Bespaly||Historical reconstruction series made by the Channel One, Star Media and Babich Design studios for the 400th anniversary of the ascencion of Tsar Michael to the Russian throne in 1613.|