The site Советские Movies offers a wide variety of movies made in the Soviet Union before it collapsed in 1991. Select a comedy, romance, drama, science fiction movie, adventure, or cartoon. Each has a description in English and a YouTube video with either subtitles or dubbed English (sometimes both). While many are completely artistic ventures, others display the art of propaganda, like Небо зовёт or The Heavens Call.
The Heavens Call with English subtitles (Battle Beyond the Sun) is a Soviet science-fiction film, produced by Aleksandr Kozyr and Mikhail Karyukov, and filmed at the Dovzhenko Film Studios in 1959.
A Soviet scientific expedition is being prepared as the world's first mission to planet Mars. Their space ship Homeland has been built at a space station, where the expedition awaits the command to start.
An American ship Typhoon experiencing mechanical problems arrives at the same space station, secretly having the same plans for the conquest of the Red Planet. Trying to stay ahead of the Soviets, they start without proper preparation, and soon are again in distress.
Yeah, the Soviets have to put themselves in danger to save the incompetent Americans. The poster is on the left. On the right is a comedy translated as Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka. Check out movies from the 1920s through the ‘80s at the site. -via Flavorwire