Movies about Afghanistan

List of the best films about Afghanistan, selected by visitors to our site: The Outpost, Brotherhood, Shooter, Disorder, Lifted, War Dogs, Special Forces, Survivor, Jarhead 2: Field of Fire, War Machine.

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

The Outpost (2020)
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.

Brotherhood (2020)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, family, short, military
CountryTunisia, Canada, Qatar, Sweden
PlotWar, On real events, Hostage, Weapon, KGB
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, Heavy, For men, Disturbing

Mohamed is a hardened shepherd living in rural Tunisia with his wife and two sons. Mohamed is deeply shaken when his oldest son Malik returns home after a long journey with a mysterious new wife. Tension between father and son rises over three days until reaching a breaking point.

Shooter (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersSnipers, Killers, Family, Military, FBI
PlotConspiracies
PlaceAfghanistan, USA
StyleNetflix, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

Bob Lee Swagger is an expert marksman living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Based on the best-selling Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter, Point of Impact, and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg.

Disorder (2015)
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.

Lifted (2010)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Artists
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

The chance to shine in a singing competition offers much-needed hope for a Southern middle-schooler who's drowning in worries, from bullies in the halls to turmoil at home -- and the news that his reservist father has been called back to Afghanistan.

War Dogs (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, military, biography
CountryUSA, Cambodia, Romania
Duration02:11
CharactersFamily, Military, Scammers, FBI, Friends
PlotLove, On real events, Robbery, Cars, Relationship
PlaceAfghanistan, Aircraft, Iraq, USA, Office
TimeNew Year
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense

Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.

Special Forces (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryFrance
Duration01:44
CharactersSnipers, Special Forces, Heroes, Military, Journalists
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.

Survivor (2015)
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.

Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:43
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Marines
PlotWar
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

Battle-scarred and disillusioned by the war, Corporal Chris Merrimette is put in charge of a unit whose next mission is to resupply a remote outpost on the edge of Taliban-controlled territory. While driving through the hostile Helmand province, a Navy SEAL flags down their convoy and enlists the unit on an operation of international importance: they must help an Afghan woman famous for her defiance of the Taliban escape the country. Without tanks or air support, Merrimette and his team will need all the courage and firepower they can muster to fight their way across the war-torn country and shepherd the woman to safety.

War Machine (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersMilitary, Journalists, Soldier, Presidential
PlotWar, On real events, Weapon, Depression, Political
PlaceAfghanistan, Iraq
StyleNetflix, Interesting

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.

Armed Response (2017)
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.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
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.

Geostorm (2017)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:27
CharactersDogs, Hackers, Scientists
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Apocalypse, End of the world, Tsunami
PlaceSpace, Sea, Afghanistan, Nature
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Spectacular, Disturbing

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: the system built to protect Earth is attacking it, and it becomes a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone along with it.

The Veteran (2011)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:38
PlotObsession
PlaceAfghanistan, England, London
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

Soldier Robert Miller returns home from Afghanistan unable to fit back into society. Living on a violent council estate and finding work in undercover surveillance, he becomes obsessed with taking down a group of local gangsters who are intrinsically tied to a suspected terrorist cell. Taking the situation into his own hands, Robert embarks on a brutal quest for justice, with devastating consequences.

Leaving Afghanistan (2019)
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.

Jacob's Ladder (2019)
Markimdb: 3.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Hired assassins, Demons, Military, Brothers
PlotWar, Fight, Wedding, Investigation, Death
PlaceAfghanistan, Hotels, USA
TimeDark ones
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Tense, Creepy

After losing his brother in combat, Jacob Singer returns home from Afghanistan -- only to be pulled into a mind-twisting state of paranoia. Singer soon realizes that his sibling is alive but life is not what it seems.

The Patrol (2013)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Morocco
Duration01:23
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Weapon
PlaceAfghanistan, Deserts
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Depressive, Serious

Afghanistan, 2006, Helmand Province becomes one of the most dangerous places on Earth as the British Army is deployed into the Taliban heartland. The Operation, Herrick, became synonymous with the struggle as British troops fought a losing battle against this unseen enemy.

The Breadwinner (2017)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, family, cartoon, military
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg, USA, United Kingdom, Philippines, India
Duration01:45
CharactersDogs, Police, Family, Fathers, Elephants
PlotSurvival, Friendship, Weapon, Religious, Freedom
PlacePrison, Village, Afghanistan, Aircraft, Caves
StyleSoulful, Heavy, Tense, Heartbreaking, Sad ones

A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan, ruled by the Taliban, disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.

Max (2015)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefamily
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersDogs, Teens, Animals, Family, Military
PlotWar, Adventure, Revenge, Friendship, Chase
PlaceAfghanistan, USA
StyleTense, Touching, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.

Sand Serpents (2009)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, drama, adventure, military
CountryCanada
CharactersMutant, Snake, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Killer animals
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting

Jason Gedrick and a small group of Marines are stranded in the remote Afghan desert. But it ain't the Taliban that's worrying them, it's these giant refugees from Tremors. In fact the big worms prove to be an ally of sorts by doing better against the Taliban than themselves but battling these enemies is something not covered in their training.




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