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List of Sergei Eisenstein Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
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2
Battleship Potemkin
14
2

The film is based on true events. The crew aboard Battleship Potemkin rebels against tyrannical officers after being served rotten meat for dinner, leading to a conflict between crew and officers. After reaching home-port Odessa, the revolution spreads to civilians which is crushed by Russian army. A fleet of warships is sent to control the Potemkin crew, but they refuse to attack Potemkin. 

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Sergei M. Eisenstein
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein, Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barskiy, Mikhail Gomorov
2. Eisenstein's Mexican Project (1958)
13
2
Eisenstein's Mexican Project
13
2
As:
Director
Director:
Sergei M. Eisenstein
3. Alexander Nevsky (1938)
11
2
Alexander Nevsky
11
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Sergei M. Eisenstein, Dmitriy Vasilev
Genres:
Drama, War, Action, History, Biography
Star Cast:
Nikolay Cherkasov, Nikolai Okhlopkov, Andrei Abrikosov, Dmitriy Orlov, Vasili Novikov
4. Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958)
10
2
Ivan the Terrible, Part II
10
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Sergei M. Eisenstein
Genres:
Biography, History
Star Cast:
Nikolay Cherkasov, Mikhail Zharov, Pavel Kadochnikov, Serafima Birman, Amvrosi Buchma
5. Que Viva Mexico (1979)
12
2
Que Viva Mexico
12
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Sergei M. Eisenstein
Genres:
Western, Documentary, Drama
Star Cast:
Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergey Bondarchuk
6. Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1944)
10
2
Ivan the Terrible, Part I
10
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Sergei M. Eisenstein
Genres:
Drama, History, Biography
Star Cast:
Nikolay Cherkasov, Mikhail Zharov, Lyudmila Tselikovskaya, Serafima Birman, Mikhail Nazvanov
7. Strike (1925)
11
2
Strike
11
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Sergei M. Eisenstein
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Mikhail Gomorov, Maksim Shtraukh, I. Ivanov, Ivan Klyukvin
8. October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1928)
11
2
October (Ten Days that Shook the World)
11
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Nikolay Popov, Vasili Nikandrov, Layaschenko, Chibisov, Boris Livanov
9. Old and New (1929)
10
2
Old and New
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Marfa Lapkina, M. Ivanin, Konstantin Vasilyev, Vasili Buzenkov, Nejnikov
10. Everyday (1929)
11
2
Everyday
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Policeman
Director:
Hans Richter
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Sergei M. Eisenstein, Michael Hankinson, Basil Wright
11. Bezhin lug (1937)
9
2
Bezhin lug
9
2

This drama film is about a young farmboy whose father attempts to betray the government by sabotaging the year’s harvest. However, the son attempts to stop his own father in order to protect the Soviet state. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Sergei M. Eisenstein
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Nikolay Khmelyov, Viktor Kartashov, Pyotr Arzhanov, Yekaterina Teleshova, Nikolai Maslov
12. Thunder Over Mexico (1933)
9
2
Thunder Over Mexico
9
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Sergei M. Eisenstein
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Félix Balderas, Martín Hernández, Julio Saldívar, Isabel Villaseñor
13. La destrucción de Oaxaca (1931)
10
2
La destrucción de Oaxaca
10
2

This documentary short film shows us footage of the aftermath of the Earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico, that took place on 14th January 1931.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Sergei M. Eisenstein
Genres:
Short, Documentary
14. Sentimental Romance (1930)
9
2
Sentimental Romance
9
2

Sentimental Romance is a 1930 French short film. The film shows us a short, experimental as well as a poetic montage of several abstract images. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Mara Griy
15. Dnevnik Glumova (1923)
8
2
Dnevnik Glumova
8
2

Also known as Glumov’s Diary, the movie is made of three parts. The first is a shot of Sergei M. Eisenstein announcing his play ‘The Wiseman’, along with Grigori Aleksandrov as Glumov and the rest of the main protagonists. The second narrates the story of how Glumov’s diary was stolen. The third focuses on Glumov’s wedding to Mashenka. 

As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Himself (takes bow at end)
Director:
Sergei M. Eisenstein
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein, Aleksandr Antonov, Mikhail Gomorov, Junior Inkizhinov
16. Taiwanese School: The Experiment of Sergei Eisenstein's Montage Theory (2009)
11
2
Taiwanese School: The Experiment of Sergei Eisenstein's Montage Theory
11
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself (archiveFootage)
Director:
Ryota Nakanishi
Genres:
Romance, Biography, Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Sergei M. Eisenstein, Nikolay Cherkasov, Xianling Chen, Su Yusan, Lev Kuleshov
17. Sergey Eyzenshteyn. Meksikanskaya fantasiya (1998)
9
2
Sergey Eyzenshteyn. Meksikanskaya fantasiya
9
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself (uncredited)
Director:
Oleg Kovalov
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Martín Hernández, David Liceága, Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein, Alexandra Scheff
18. Sergei Eisenstein: Autobiography (1996)
9
2
Sergei Eisenstein: Autobiography
9
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself (archiveFootage)
Director:
Oleg Kovalov
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Sergei M. Eisenstein, Aleksey German