Movies about the Great Patriotic War

List of the best movies about the Great Patriotic War, selected by visitors to our site: Рядовой Чээрин, White Tiger, Tankers, To Paris!, V2. Escape from Hell, Manhunt, T-34, Through The Fog, Road to Berlin, The Last Frontier.

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.

White Tiger (2012)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genremilitary
CountryRussia
Duration01:44
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Tanks, Obsession, Supernatural
PlaceRussia
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Serious, For men

Great Patriotic War, early 1940s. After barely surviving a battle with a mysterious, ghostly-white Tiger tank, Red Army Sergeant Ivan Naydenov becomes obsessed with its destruction.

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.

To Paris! (2019)
Markimdb: 1.4
Genreadventure, history
CountryRussia
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Travel, Death
PlaceParty
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleHeavy

An amazing story of tank crewmen who had gone through the war hand in hand and decided to celebrate the great victory in Paris. The friends, who had survived the dreadful experience of war, reached Berlin and set their eyes on a new course in life involving love, breath-taking adventures and their dream town Paris. The movie is based on real events.

V2. Escape from Hell (2021)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryRussia
CharactersMilitary, Pilots, Test pilots
PlotWar, The escape
PlaceConcentration camp
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II

Mikhail Devyatayev, a captured Soviet pilot who leads an escape from a German concentration camp by hijacking an aircraft.

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...

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.

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.

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.

The Last Frontier (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotOn real events
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleTense

The story of the Podolsk cadets’ heroic stand outside Moscow in October 1941. Cadets were sent to the Ilyinsky line, fighting alongside units from the Soviet 43rd Army to hold back the German advance until reinforcements arrived. Hopelessly outnumbered, young men laid down their lives in a battle lasting almost two weeks to obstruct the far superior German forces advancing towards Moscow. Around 3,500 cadets and their commanding officers were sent to hold up the last line of defense outside Moscow. Most of them remained there for eternity.

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.

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.

Cry of Silence (2019)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:36
CharactersFamily
PlotWar, Survival
PlaceRussia
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleTouching

After a story of Tamara Tinberg, "Seventh Symphony". The Leningrad block. February 1942. Ends the worst blockade winter. Nina Voronova completely desperate. Her three-year-old son, Mitya, has weakened, and the ration cards have already been delivered two days in advance. Last hope - evacuation. But with small children do not take. Then the woman goes to a monstrous step - is evacuated, leaving her son alone in a frozen apartment. During the raid, the boy is saved by a teenage girl Katya Nikonorova. The girl gives Mitya for her brother and promises herself to do everything so that Mitya survived. No matter what.

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.

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...

Come and See (1985)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, military, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:16
CharactersMilitary
PlotWar, Survival
PlaceRussia
TimeGreat Patriotic War
StyleHeavy, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On returning home, Florya finds his family and fellow peasants massacred. His continued survival amidst the brutal debris of war becomes increasingly nightmarish, a battle between despair and hope.

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.

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.

Remember Your Name (1974)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union, Poland
CharactersSoldier
PlotWar
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleHeavy, Serious

Beginning of WWII. Zinaida, a Russian woman, is taken prisoner by the Germans and sent to Auschwitz concentration camp together with several other women. She is imprisoned with her baby son, Gena, who is learning to walk and takes his first steps in the snow, in the concentration camp. They spend a few years together in the camp until they are separated, first within Auschwitz itself, then, for good, when the Germans are losing the war and decide to evacuate.

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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