Movies about Afghanistan

Movies about Afghanistan
List of the best films about Afghanistan, selected by visitors to our site: Leaving Afghanistan, Survivor, 9th Company, Afghan Breakdown, Osama, The Outpost, The Kite Runner, Lone Survivor, The Patience Stone, Kandahar.

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

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Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:06
CharactersSoldier
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, For men

1988-1989. The end of the Soviet-Afghan war. The USSR begins its withdrawal from Afghanistan. Soviet General Vasiliev's son - a pilot named Alexander gets kidnapped by the mujahideen after his airplane crashes. As a result the 108th motorized infantry division's long awaited return home gets put on hold for one last mission: bring the General's son back. Based on true events the previously untold story of the courageous and tragic withdrawal campaign (through the Salang pass) reveals the danger the horror and the complexity of human nature during wartime.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:01
CharactersHackers, Snipers, Terrorists, Hired assassins, Scientists
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Motorcycles, Death, Hostage
PlaceAfghanistan, Aircraft, England, Kitchen, London
TimeNew Year
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense

A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack set to hit New York, but is forced to go on the run when she is framed for crimes she did not commit.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia, Ukraine, Finland
Duration02:19
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship, Death
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior to being sent off to the front lines. After several one-by-one dalliances with the local whore, Snow White, and a cautionary lecture on the history, geography and culture of Afghanistan (which most of the men sleep through), the trainees head off to battle - first to the Bagram air base, then to the Afghani province of Khost to secure supply lines. But nothing can begin to prepare them for the brutal devastation into which they are plunged, or the relentless tide of slaughter that scatters thousands of Soviet victims in its wake.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union, Italy
Duration02:20
CharactersSoldier, Lovers
PlaceAfghanistan, Mountains
TimeCold War

A drama about the last days of a specific Russian regiment stationed in Afghanistan, before the main troop withdrawal in 1985.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, military
CountryAfghanistan, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Iran, Netherlands
Duration01:23
PlotSurvival
StyleMakes me think

After the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan and the restriction of women in public life, a pre-teen girl is forced to masquerade as a boy in order to find work to support her mother and grandmother.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Bulgaria
CharactersMilitary, Heroes, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Survival, War, Skirmishes
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleSerious, Patriotic

A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh, as it was known, was the bloodiest American engagement of the Afghan War in 2009 and Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom, Afghanistan
Duration02:08
CharactersWriters
PlotFriendship, Death, Birthday, Mystery, Competitions
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleSoulful

After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:56
CharactersSpecial Forces, Military, Soldier, Marines
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Skirmishes, Death
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Patriotic

Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find reserves of strength and resilience to fight to the finish.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, military
CountryAfghanistan, France, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration01:42
CharactersGangsters, Poor
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Heavy, Black humor

In a war ridden country a woman watches over the husband reduced to a vegetable state by a bullet in the neck, abandoned by Jihad companions and brothers. One day, the woman decides to say things to him she could never have done before.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:40
CharactersTerrorists, Pilots
PlotFight, Friendship, Hostage, Fate
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleAction

A docudrama about the escape of Russian pilots after being taken hostage by the Taliban in 1996.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersHorses, CIA, Special Forces, Terrorists, Heroes
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Death, Weapon
PlaceAfghanistan, Aircraft, Mountains
StyleExciting, Heavy, Touching, Disturbing

A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:37
CharactersCIA, Spy, Special Forces, Terrorists, Military
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes, Investigation, Pursuit
PlaceAfghanistan, Helicopters
StyleAction, Heavy, Disturbing

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, Spain, Italy
Duration01:54
CharactersSnipers, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Self-sacrifice
PlaceAfghanistan, Deserts
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Touching

After a failed assassination attempt, a soldier finds himself stranded in the desert. Exposed to the elements, he must survive the dangers of the desert and battle the psychological and physical toll of the treacherous conditions.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryFrance
Duration01:44
CharactersSnipers, Special Forces, Terrorists, Heroes, Military
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Chase
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, For men

Afghanistan. War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the world’s most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit begins between her kidnappers who have no intention of letting their prey escape them and a group of soldiers who risk their lives in pursuit of their single aim – to bring her home alive. This strong, independent woman and these men of duty are thrown together and forced to confront situations of great danger that inextricably bind them – emotionally, violently and intimately.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceAfghanistan, Deserts, Helicopters
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

British soldiers guarding the Kajaki Dam set out to rescue a three-man team after one of them loses a leg to a landmine.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:37
CharactersDogs, Horses, Military, Journalists, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Dancing
PlaceAfghanistan, Aircraft, Iraq
StyleBy books, Touching

In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. Luckily, she meets Tanya Vanderpoel, a fellow journalist who takes the shell-shocked reporter under her wing. Amid the militants, warlords and nighttime partying, Barker discovers the key to becoming a successful correspondent.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, short
CountryAfghanistan, USA
Duration00:28
PlotFriendship
StyleSoulful

Set against the dramatic landscape of contemporary Afghanistan and the National sport of Buzkashi - a brutal game of horse polo played with a dead goat - Buzkashi Boys tells the coming of age story of two best friends, a charismatic street urchin and a defiant blacksmith's son, who struggle to realize their dreams as they make their way to manhood in one of the most war-torn countries on Earth. Shot on location in Kabul city by an alliance of Afghan and international film makers, Buzkashi Boys is a look at the life that continues beyond the headlines of war in Afghanistan.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, biography
CountrySpain, USA, United Kingdom
CharactersSpecial Forces, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes, Death, Cheating, Rivalry
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

When Andrew Briggman—a young soldier in the US invasion of Afghanistan—witnesses other recruits killing innocent civilians under the direction of a sadistic Sergeant, he considers reporting them to higher-ups. However, the heavily-armed and increasingly-violent platoon becomes suspicious that someone in their ranks has turned on them, and Andrew begins to fear that he'll be the next target.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, documentary, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Afghanistan
Duration01:28
CharactersDogs, Military, Soldier
PlotLove, War, Death, Weapon, Marine Corps
PlaceAfghanistan, USA
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home? Hell and Back Again is a cinematically revolutionary film that asks and answers these questions with a power and intimacy no previous film about the conflict in Afghanistan has been able to achieve. It is a masterpiece in the cinema of war.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:29
CharactersSoldier
PlotLove, War, Travel
PlaceVillage, Trains, Russia
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Touching, Serious

During World War II, earnest young Russian soldier Alyosha Skvortsov is rewarded with a short leave of absence for performing a heroic deed on the battlefield. Feeling homesick, he decides to visit his mother. Due to his kindhearted nature, however, Alyosha is repeatedly sidetracked by his efforts to help those he encounters, including a lovely girl named Shura. In his tour of a country devastated by war, he struggles to keep hope alive.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersTerrorists, Heroes, Military, Soldier, Tourists
PlotOn real events, Travel, Friendship, Vacation
PlaceAfghanistan, School, Trains, Paris, France
StyleAction, By books, Heavy, Disturbing

In August 2015, an ISIS terrorist boarded train #9364 from Brussels to Paris. Armed with an AK-47 and enough ammo to kill more than 500 people, the terrorist might have succeeded except for three American friends who refused to give in to fear. One was a college student, one was a martial arts enthusiast and airman first class in the U.S. Air Force, and the other was a member of the Oregon National Guard, and all three pals proved fearless as they charged and ultimately overpowered the gunman after he emerged from a bathroom armed and ready to kill.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountrySpain
Duration01:55
CharactersSpecial Forces, Military, Warriors
PlotWar, Survival
StyleFor men

The crew of a medical helicopter suffers an accident when helping a joint force of USA and United Nations troops under Spanish command division in Afghanistan. The Spanish army has only one night to organize the rescue of the crew and injured, but what seems routine turns into hell once they receive the order to rescue the helicopter as well. Things only get worse when during the night a huge a concentration of Talibans begin surround them.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:27
PlotWar, Aviation
TimeGreat Patriotic War
StylePopular

Bogdan Titarenko is very talented pilot and brave leader of "Singing group". He also must look after some new cadets and fight together with them against German Luftwaffe planes. Close to Bogdan always are his friends, they are all from different parts of the country, but they all became real brothers.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersTankman, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Tanks, Revenge
PlaceVillage, Afghanistan
StyleExciting, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersSpecial Forces, Heroes
PlotLove
PlaceAfghanistan, Russia, USSR, Deserts
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Combat has taken its toll on Rambo, but he's finally begun to find inner peace in a monastery. When Rambo's friend and mentor Col. Trautman asks for his help on a top secret mission to Afghanistan, Rambo declines but must reconsider when Trautman is captured.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:44
CharactersRich, Bodyguards, Soldier, Directors, Veterans
PlotLove, Weapon
PlaceAfghanistan, Party, France, Beach, Mansions
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense

An ex-soldier with PTSD is hired to protect the wife and child of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he's out of town.

Markimdb: 3
Genrehorror, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotSurvival, Time travel, Adventure, Supernatural
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleHeavy

Haunted by the fact that he left a man behind in Afghanistan, a soldier (Bacic) pulls together a special task force to save his comrade.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryCanada
CharactersSnipers, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Friendship, Death
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Three different men, three different worlds, three different wars – all stand at the intersection of modern warfare – a murky world of fluid morality where all is not as it seems.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersHackers, Special Forces, Scientists, Military, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Artificial Intelligence, Investigation, Death
PlacePrison, Afghanistan, USA
TimeDark ones
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating

The story follows a team of highly trained operatives who find themselves trapped inside an isolated military compound.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersMilitary, Journalists, Soldier, Presidential
PlotWar, On real events, Weapon, Depression, Political
PlaceAfghanistan, Iraq
StyleInteresting

A rock star general bent on winning the “impossible” war in Afghanistan takes us inside the complex machinery of modern war. Inspired by the true story of General Stanley McChrystal.





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