List of Films About the Romanovs
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List of Films About the Romanovs

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.


Year Country Title Director Notes
1896 Russian Empire Russian Empire Coronation of Nicholas II Camille Cerf First film ever made in Russia.


Year Country Title Director Notes
1913 Russian Empire 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 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 Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic 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.


Year Country Title Director Notes
1927 Soviet Union Soviet Union The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty Esfir Shub Classic compilation documentary.
1928 United States 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 Germany 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.


Year Country Title Director Notes
1932 United States 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.


Year Country Title Director Notes
1940 Nazi Germany Nazi Germany Katharina von Rußland Carl Froelich English title: Catherine of Russia
Never completed; Only a few shots were completed before production was halted.


Year Country Title Director Notes
1956 United States United States Anastasia Anatole Litvak Film adaptation of the play by Marcelle Maurette
1956 West Germany West Germany Anastasia, die letzte Zarentochter Falk Harnack English Title: The Story of Anastasia
Starring Lilli Palmer as Anna Anderson/Anastasia



Year Country Title Director Notes
1971 United Kingdom United Kingdom
United States United States
Nicholas and Alexandra Franklin J. Schaffner Based on the book by Robert K. Massie
1977 Soviet Union Soviet Union Agoniya Elem Klimov Film about Rasputin.Was not released in the Soviet Union until 1981.
1974 United Kingdom United Kingdom Fall of Eagles John Elliot (creator) Miniseries about the fall of the Habsburg, Hohenzollern, and Romanov dynasties.


Year Country Title Director Notes
1986 United States United States
Soviet UnionSoviet Union
Peter the Great Lawrence Schiller Television miniseries based on the book by Robert K. Massie
1986  United States
Austria Austria
Italy Italy
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Marvin J. Chomsky Miniseries based on the fantasy biography of Anna Anderson by Peter Kurth


Year Country Title Director Notes
1991 Soviet Union 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 Russia Russian Federation Last Days of the Last Tsar Anatoli Ivanov Documentary film
1996 United States United States
Russia Russian Federation
Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny Uli Edel
1997 United States 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


Year Country Title Director Notes
2000 RussiaRussian 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 RussiaRussian Federation Russian Ark Alexander Sokurov Filmed in the Hermitage Museum in St.Petersburg in just one 90 minute shot.
2003 United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Lost Prince Stephen Poliakoff Mini series about Prince John of the United Kingdom.The Romanovs appear in a few scenes.


Year Country Title Director Notes
2013 RussiaRussian 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.
2017 RussiaRussian Federation Matilda Alexei Uchitel The love affair between Mathilde Kschessinska and Nicholas II of Russia.
2018 United StatesUnited States The Romanoffs Matthew Weiner It's a contemporary television series "set around the globe, centering on separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family.

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