Cold War Movies

List of the best movies about the Cold War, the confrontation between the superpowers of the USSR and the USA: Anna, Bridge of Spies, The Lives of Others, West, Red Heat, The Courier, Pawn Sacrifice, The Day After, Red Joan, The Debt.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller
CountryFrance, USA, Canada, Russia
Duration02:05

Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, Germany, India
Duration02:39

    During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man's freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel, the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.

    Markimdb: 8.4
    Genrethriller, drama, detective
    CountryGermany, France
    Duration02:17

    A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the system.

    Markimdb: 6.4
    Genredrama
    CountryGermany
    Duration01:42

    East Germany. Summer, late 70's. Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij's apparent death, Nelly Senff decides to escape from behind the Berlin wall with her son Alexej, leaving her traumatic memories and past behind. Pretending to marry a West German, she crosses the border to start a new life in the West. But soon her past starts to haunt her as the Allied Secret Service begin to question Wassilij's mysterious disappearance. Is he still alive? Was he a spy? Plagued by her past and fraught with paranoia, Nelly is forced to choose between discovering the truth about her former lover and her hopes for a better tomorrow.

    Markimdb: 6.1
    Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
    CountryUSA
    Duration01:46

    A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.

    Markimdb: 7.1
    Genrethriller, drama, military, history
    CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

    Cold War spy Greville Wynne and his Russian source try to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

    Markimdb: 7
    Genrethriller, drama, biography, sport
    CountryUSA
    Duration01:55

      American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.

      Markimdb: 7
      Genrefantastic, drama
      CountryUSA
      Duration02:06

      In the mid-1980s, the U.S. is poised on the brink of nuclear war. This shadow looms over the residents of a small town in Kansas as they continue their daily lives. Dr. Russell Oakes maintains his busy schedule at the hospital, Denise Dahlberg prepares for her upcoming wedding, and Stephen Klein is deep in his graduate studies. When the unthinkable happens and the bombs come down, the town's residents are thrust into the horrors of nuclear winter.

      Markimdb: 6.4
      Genredrama, biography, history
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Duration02:14

      London, England, May 2000. The peaceful life of elderly Joan Stanley is suddenly disrupted when she is arrested by the British Intelligence Service and accused of providing information to communist Russia during the forties.

      Markimdb: 6.8
      Genrethriller, drama
      CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Hungary, Israel
      Duration01:53

        Rachel Singer is a former Mossad agent who tried to capture a notorious Nazi war criminal – the Surgeon of Birkenau – in a secret Israeli mission that ended with his death on the streets of East Berlin. Now, 30 years later, a man claiming to be the doctor has surfaced, and Rachel must return to Eastern Europe to uncover the truth. Overwhelmed by haunting memories of her younger self and her two fellow agents, the still-celebrated heroine must relive the trauma of those events and confront the debt she has incurred.

        Markimdb: 7.7
        Genrefantastic, action, adventure
        CountryUSA, United Kingdom
        Duration02:06

          Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known.

          Markimdb: 6
          Genrethriller, drama, detective
          CountryCanada, USA
          Duration01:48

          In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.

          Markimdb: 6.4
          Genrefantastic, action, cartoon
          CountryUSA

          Set in the thick of the Cold War, Red Son introduces us to a Superman who landed in the USSR during the 1950s and grows up to become a Soviet symbol that fights for the preservation of Stalin’s brand of communism.

          Markimdb: 6.5
          Genredrama, biography, history
          CountryUSA

          The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.

          Markimdb: 7.3
          Genreaction, comedy, adventure
          CountryUSA, United Kingdom
          Duration02:25

          At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin are forced to put aside their hostilities and work together to stop the evildoers in their tracks. The duo's only lead is the daughter of a missing German scientist, whom they must find soon to prevent a global catastrophe.

          Markimdb: 6.8
          Genredrama, biography, history
          CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

          British Prime Minister Winston Churchill suffers from a stroke in the summer of 1953 that's kept a secret from the rest of the world.

          Markimdb: 8.5
          Genredocumentary, military, history
          CountryUSA

          Oliver Stone documentary charted the post-WW2 history of the United States.

          Markimdb: 6.2
          Genrethriller, history, sport
          CountryPoland, USA

          During 1962's Cuban missile crisis, a troubled math genius finds himself drafted to play in a U.S.-Soviet chess match -- and a deadly game of espionage.

          Markimdb: 7.6
          Genreaction, thriller
          CountryUSA
          Duration02:15

          A new Soviet nuclear missile sub (a Boomer) heading out on her maiden voyage that is being tracked by a Los Angeles class American submarine suddenly goes silent and "disappears". This focuses the attention of both U.S. Intelligence and the U.S. Navy on the Russian Sub Commander . When it is determined that the silent Soviet Boomer may be headed for American coastal waters panic ensues. A CIA analyst, Jack Ryan, convinces the brass that the Boomer's commander may intend something other than a nuclear first strike in mind. A perilous and tense cat-and-mouse game ensues.

          Markimdb: 7.6
          Genrethriller, melodrama, crime, film noir
          CountryUSA

          In New York City, an insolent pickpocket, Skip McCoy, inadvertently sets off a chain of events when he targets ex-prostitute Candy and steals her wallet. Unaware that she has been making deliveries of highly classified information to the communists, Candy, who has been trailed by FBI agents for months in hopes of nabbing the spy ringleader, is sent by her ex-boyfriend, Joey, to find Skip and retrieve the valuable microfilm he now holds.

          Markimdb: 6.9
          Genreaction, drama
          CountryChina, USA
          Duration01:50

          For Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell and his friend and Co-Pilot Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw being accepted into an elite training school for fighter pilots is a dream come true. A tragedy, as well as personal demons, threaten Pete's dreams of becoming an Ace pilot.

          Markimdb: 7.2
          Genrecomedy, military
          CountryUSA
          Duration01:40

          From the director of “Made In America” and “The Money Pit” comes a hilarious look at one of the most expensive blunders in military history. Over 17 years and almost as many billion dollars have gone into devising the BFV (Bradley Fighting Vehicle). There's only one problem. . . it doesn't work.

          Markimdb: 5.9
          Genremelodrama, drama, military
          CountryUSA
          Duration01:30

          A young Army nurse, Lt Ruth McGara (June Allyson), newly assigned to the 66th MASH during the Korean War, attracts the sexual attention of the unit's commander Dr. (MAJ) Jed Webbe (Humphrey Bogart). Webbe, who has a drinking problem, at first wants a "no strings" relationship. McGara is warned by the other nurses of Webbe's womanizing ways. Despite these initial handicaps, their love flourishes against a background of war, enemy attacks, death and injury. The relationship deepens and uplifts both characters.

          Markimdb: 7.1
          Genrecomedy, drama
          CountryUSA, Republic of Ireland
          Duration01:50

          Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. When Francie's world turns to madness, he tries to counter it with further insanity, with dire consequences.

          Markimdb: 6.6
          Genredrama, music
          CountryUSA
          Duration02:16

          After his plane crashes in Siberia, a Russian dancer, who defected to the West, is held prisoner in the Soviet Union. The KGB keeps him under watch and tries to convince him to become a dancer for the Kirov Academy of Ballet again. Determined to escape, he befriends a black American expatriate and his pregnant Russian wife, who agree to help him escape to the American Embassy.

          Markimdb: 7.3
          Genrethriller, drama, history
          CountryUSA
          Duration02:20

          Dramatisation of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missle bases established on the Soviet allied island of Cuba. Shown from the perspective of the US President, John F Kennedy, his staff and advisors.

          Markimdb: 7
          Genrethriller, drama, crime, military, biography, history
          CountryUSA, Russia, Hungary

          The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.

          Markimdb: 6.1
          Genrethriller, comedy, drama
          CountryUSA, Republic of Ireland
          Duration02:07

          A British spy is banished to Panama after having an affair with an ambassador's mistress. Once there he makes connection with a local tailor with a nefarious past and connections to all of the top political and gangster figures in Panama. The tailor also has a wife, who works for the Panamanian president and a huge debt. The mission is to learn what the President intends to do with the Canal.

          Markimdb: 7.6
          Genreaction, drama, crime
          CountryUSA, Germany, France
          Duration02:02

            Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world's most notorious dictators. Finally, he must also face his own conscience.

            Markimdb: 5.4
            Genreaction, thriller
            CountryUSA

            A one-man army comes to the rescue of the United States when a spy attempts an invasion.

            Markimdb: 6.3
            Genrethriller, drama, military, history
            CountryFrance, Germany, United Kingdom, USA

            Based on true events, an American submarine collides into a Soviet sub of the coast of America and an ensuing standoff occurs that could lead to total annihilation.

            Markimdb: 6.5
            Genredrama
            CountryUSA
            Duration01:45

            This compelling story vividly recreates Hollywood's infamous 'Blacklist Era'. The witch-hunt has begun and director David Merrill can revive his stalled career by testifying against friends who are suspected communists. Merrill's ex wife shares a whirlpool of scandals that draws them closer together while his chances for ever making movies again slips further away...

            Markimdb: 6.7
            Genrethriller, drama, military, history
            CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Canada, USA
            Duration02:18

            When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

            Markimdb: 7.6
            Genredocumentary, biography, history, sport
            CountryUSA, Russia
            Duration01:24

            From Oscar and Emmy award winning filmmakers, Red Army highlights the Soviet Union's legendary and enigmatic hockey training culture and world-dominating team through the eyes of the team's Captain Slava Fetisov, following his shift from hockey star and celebrated national hero to political enemy. The film turns a unique lens on the social and cultural transformation of the Soviet Union leading up to the fall of Communism, mirroring the rise and fall of the Red Army team. A film by Gabe Polsky and Executive Producers Werner Herzog and Jerry Weintraub.

            Markimdb: 8.1
            Genredocumentary, military, biography, history
            CountryUSA

            Using archival footage, United States Cabinet conversation recordings, and an interview of the 85-year-old Robert McNamara, THE FOG OF WAR depicts his life, from working as a WWII whiz kid military officer, to being the Ford Motor Company's president, to managing the American Vietnam War, as defense secretary for presidents Kennedy and Johnson.

            Markimdb: 8
            Genrethriller, drama, military
            CountryUSA
            Duration01:52

            Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring.

            Markimdb: 6.5
            Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, music
            CountryUSA
            Duration01:31

            In a post-apocalyptic world where the Russians have taken over a nuked USA and Elvis is king of Lost Vegas, Buddy is a '50s rocker and wandering warrior rolled into one, too-cool package. Armed with his six-string in one hand and his sword in the other, Buddy is on his way to Vegas to succeed Elvis as King. Along the way, he saves an orphan who decides to tag along.

            Markimdb: 7.2
            Genreaction, comedy, drama, crime
            CountryUSA, Japan, Colombia
            Duration02:32

              The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.

              Markimdb: 7.1
              Genrefantastic, thriller
              CountryUSA
              Duration01:40

              Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer that will run all of America's nuclear defenses. Shortly after being turned on, it detects the existence of Guardian, the Soviet counterpart, previously unknown to US Planners. Both computers insist that they be linked, and after taking safeguards to preserve confidential material, each side agrees to allow it. As soon as the link is established the two become a new Super computer and threaten the world with the immediate launch of nuclear weapons if they are detached. Colossus begins to give its plans for the management of the world under its guidance. Forbin and the other scientists form a technological resistance to Colossus which must operate underground.

              Markimdb: 6.4
              Genrefantastic, comedy, detective
              CountryUSA
              Duration01:40

              A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.

              Markimdb: 6.4
              Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
              CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan
              Duration02:04

              Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, the perfectionist Jackal proves an elusive target for the men charged with the task of bringing him down: a deputy FBI boss and a former IRA terrorist.

              Markimdb: 6.9
              Genrethriller
              CountryDenmark, USA

              A whistle blower attempts to reveal the secret behind a nuclear disaster that occurred during the height of the Cold War.

              Markimdb: 7.3
              Genrefantastic, drama
              CountryUSA, Canada, Mexico
              Duration01:56

              An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.

              Markimdb: 5.9
              Genreaction, thriller, adventure
              CountryUSA
              Duration02:16

              The Soviets have developed a revolutionary new jet fighter, called 'Firefox'. Worried that the jet will be used as a first-strike weapon—as there are rumours that it is undetectable by radar—the British send ex-Vietnam War pilot, Mitchell Gant on a covert mission into the Soviet Union to steal the Firefox.

              Markimdb: 7.6
              Genredrama, documentary, biography, history
              CountryDenmark, Latvia, Russia, USA

              The Man Who Saved the World is feature documentary film about Stanislav Petrov, a former lieutenant colonel of the Soviet Air Defence Forces.

              Markimdb: 6.3
              Genremelodrama, drama
              CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
              Duration01:59

              During a Caribbean holiday, a British civil servant finds herself falling in love with a Russian agent.

              Markimdb: 8
              Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
              CountryUSA
              Duration01:26

              In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.

              Markimdb: 6.6
              Genrecomedy, drama, crime
              CountryUSA, Germany
              Duration01:34

              An American gets a ticket for an audience participation game in London, then gets involved in a case of mistaken identity. As an international plot unravels around him, he thinks it's all part of the act.

              Markimdb: 4.8
              Genrecomedy
              CountryCanada, USA
              Duration01:30

              Travis and Wendell are two down-on-their-luck New Yorkers who think they're relocating to a small town in Nebraska to open a nightclub. What they don't know is they have actually been abducted by a KGB operative and flown to the Soviet Union, where they'll unwittingly serve as "experts" on all things cool in America. The town, created expressly for KGB spies-in-training is meant to serve as a training ground for Soviet agents. What can these two hapless Americans possibly teach the Soviet spies and will they ever learn they are not actually in Nebraska?

              Markimdb: 6.7
              Genrethriller, drama, history
              CountryUSA
              Duration02:19

              Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in the newly founded OSS. His dedication to his work does not come without a price though, leading him to sacrifice his ideals and eventually his family.




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