Movies about the Great Patriotic War

Movies about the Great Patriotic War
List of the best movies about the Great Patriotic War, selected by visitors to our site: Рядовой Чээрин, Panfilov's 28 Men, Tankers, Through The Fog, Battle for Sevastopol, The Shadow, Chosen, Manhunt, Enemy Lines, The Last Note.

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

Рядовой Чээрин (2021)
CharactersSnipers, Military, Heroes, Soldier
PlaceUSSR
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II

After months of exhausting trench warfare, most of Major Belyaev's battalion was destroyed. The area is ruled by German aces snipers. Hope for replenishment collapses when the convoy, in which the Soviet snipers were traveling, falls under a German airstrike. A handful of soldiers and a young hunter from Yakutia, Yegor Cheerin, survive.

Panfilov's 28 Men (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:24
CharactersHeroes, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Death
PlaceRussia, USSR, Germany, Moscow
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleHeavy, Tense, Touching, Disturbing

USSR, Late November, 1941. Based on the account by reporter Vasiliy Koroteev that appeared in the Red Army's newspaper, Krasnaya Zvezda, shortly after the battle, this is the story of Panifilov's Twenty-Eight, a group of twenty-eight soldiers of the Red Army's 316th Rifle Division, under the command of General Ivan Panfilov, that stopped the advance on Moscow of a column of fifty-four Nazi tanks of the 11th Panzer Division for several days. Though armed only with standard issue Mosin-Nagant infantry rifles and DP and PM-M1910 machine guns, all useless against tanks, and with wholly inadequate RPG-40 anti-tank grenades and PTRD-41 anti-tank rifles, they fight tirelessly and defiantly, with uncommon bravery and unwavering dedication, to protect Moscow and their Motherland.

Tankers (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:25
CharactersTankman, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, Tanks, Revenge, Friendship, Death
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleExciting, Patriotic, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

The film is based on the true story about a Soviet KV-1 crew of a Soviet KV-1 tank, under the command of Semyon Konovalov , whom despite being heavily outnumbered by German forces, destroyed 16 tanks, 2 armored vehicles and 8 other enemy vehicles at the village of Nizhnemytyakin, Tarasovsky district, Rostov region on July 13th, 1942.

Through The Fog (2016)
Mark
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia
Duration02:43
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Death
TimeGreat Patriotic War
StyleFascinating, Tense

The Soviet military suppresses enemy aggression. But German soldiers do not intend to give up so easily. After all, they believe their leader and fully share his beliefs and aspirations. To find out more about the location of enemy forces, the Germans decide to send a detachment of saboteurs for reconnaissance. Young people have not only to find the exact location of the troops of the USSR, but also to sabotage the sabotage. That's just the operation is on the verge of collapse.

Battle for Sevastopol (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryRussia, Ukraine
Duration02:17
CharactersSnipers, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Death, Weapon, True love
PlaceRussia, USSR, Ukraine
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

The breakout of the war shatters the world of a young student, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, forcing her to enlist in the army in 1941. The maiden turns out to be a natural-born sniper, her impressive skill and prowess make her stand out among men and women alike. Seeing Pavlichenko as a tangible threat, the German High Command gives orders to eliminate the girl whatever the cost. In the meanwhile, Lyudmila meets a man and falls in love. War fades into the background... Soon, however, another misfortune befalls Lyudmila leaving the man she loves on the brink of death and herself seriously wounded. The girl is pulled out of combat and later goes to the United States with a publicity visit. Eleanor Roosevelt welcomes Lyudmila in the White House and the two women soon become close. It won't be long before Pavlichenko stands before an audience in Chicago pressing for a second front. Will her words have the capacity to change the course of war?

The Shadow (2016)
Mark
Genredrama
CountryRussia
PlotLove, Friendship, Death, Uprising
PlaceTrains, Russia, USSR
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StylePsychological problems, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

A story of a successful businessman who falls in love with a silent movies actress and starts to look everywhere for a woman who looks exactly like her.

Chosen (2016)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersJews, Military, Lawyers, Soldier
PlotLove, War, Death, Political, Hatred
PlaceHospitals
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleAction, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

An unassuming young lawyer leads a fight against the Nazis near the end of the Second World War.

Manhunt (2012)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, military
CountryPoland
PlaceForest, USSR
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II

Marcin Krysztalowicz's film is both a partisan ballad, showing the real face of German occupation of Poland during WW2 and a startling war thriller. It tells a story of corporal "Wydra", struggling not only with Germans and Polish traitors but also with his own past...

Enemy Lines (2020)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genremilitary, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersMilitary, Scientists, Soldier
PlotRelease of hostages
PlacePoland
TimeWorld War II, Great Patriotic War

In the frozen, war torn landscape of occupied Poland during World War II, a crack team of allied commandos are sent on a deadly mission behind enemy lines to extract a rocket scientist from the hands of the Nazis.

The Last Note (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, military
CountryGreece
PlaceGreece
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleTouching

The execution of 200 Greek resistance fighters by the German occupiers on May 1st, 1944 in Kaisariani, as reprisal for the Greek Resistance ambush against Nazis.

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Father of a Soldier (1965)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:27
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Farmers
PlotTravel
PlaceVillage, Russia, Caucasus, Berlin
TimeGreat Patriotic War
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Touching, For men

During World War II, оld Georgian peasant wine-grower Georgy (Sergo Zakariadze) leaves his Georgian village and goes off to the front line, hoping to find his son. George should see and transfer a lot of things, he becomes a soldier and only in the last days of war finds the son...

Frontier (2018)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:35
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Survival, Time travel
PlaceRussia, Moscow
TimeGreat Patriotic War, Future
StyleExciting

Michael's perfect life changes dramatically when he discovers a portal wich allows him to travel in time. He travels back to the World War II to go through the quest of time and find his one and only beloved.

Militia Girl (2019)
Markimdb: 2.9
Genremilitary, history
CountryRussia
CharactersTankman, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Tanks
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleFascinating, Tense, Disturbing

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T-34 (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
CharactersTankman, Heroes
PlotOn real events, Racing, Tanks, Prison Break, Friendship
PlaceRussia
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II, Winter
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Touching

In 1944, a courageous group of Russian soldiers managed to escape from German captivity in a half-destroyed legendary T-34 tank. Those were the times of unforgettable bravery, fierce fighting, unbreakable love, and legendary miracles.

The Soldier (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia, Belarus
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotFriendship
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleExciting, Heavy

The film is based on real events. This is a story about exciting events that occurred in the life of the smallest soldier - the hero of the Great Patriotic War, six-year-old Sergei Aleshkov. He lost all his relatives and got into the army. With a six-year-old boy, they started playing the soldier game in order to preserve his childhood, and he, in order to comply with this honorary title, became a real defender of the Motherland.

One-Two, Soldiers Were Going... (1976)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:27
CharactersFamily
PlotDeath
PlaceRussia
TimeGreat Patriotic War
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Makes me think

The families of 18 soldiers who heroically died in 1944 are meeting at the place of the squad last battle.

Ржев (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
CharactersSoldier
PlotWar, Death
PlaceUSSR
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleHeavy, Tense, Epic, Serious, For men

After several months of fierce fighting, the Red Army finally knocks the enemy out of the village of Ovsyannikovo, which costs huge losses - only a third of the personnel remain from the company. Exhausted to the limit, the soldiers are waiting for reinforcements, but an order comes from the headquarters - to keep the village at all costs, and this is tantamount to a death sentence. The company commander faces a difficult choice - either to lose the remnants of the company, following a meaningless command order, or to withdraw his people from mortar fire, but at the same time leave their positions and go to the tribunal for violating the order. In extremely realistic details, only one fierce battle is shown, in which, like in a drop of water, the whole truth about the war is reflected.

In the Fog (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia, Germany, Netherlands, Latvia, Belarus
Duration02:07
PlotWar, Survival, Death, False accusations
PlaceRussia, Forest
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy

Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces an impossible moral choice.

Road to Berlin (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:31
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Fight, Friendship
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, For men, Disturbing

A story about two young men during the last days of WWII.

Crossing Over (2009)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:29
CharactersMusicians, Special agents, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Friendship
PlaceLos Angeles
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleTense, Gloomy, Touching, Depressive, Serious

Immigrants from around the world enter Los Angeles every day, with hopeful visions of a better life, but little notion of what that life may cost. Their desperate scenarios test the humanity of immigration enforcement officers. In Crossing Over, writer-director Wayne Kramer explores the allure of the American dream, and the reality that immigrants find – and create -- in 21st century L.A.




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