Patriotic movies

List of the best patriotic movies selected by visitors to our site: Lethal Kittens, The Balkan Line, Hero, Tanks For Stalin, Tankers, Red Joan, Hunter Killer, No Goodbyes, Hurricane, Mr. Sunshine
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Lethal Kittens (2020)
Markimdb: 8.3
PlotWar, Political, On real events, Fight
StyleAction, Patriotic

In 2014 Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine turns hot. An engineer, actor, soccer coach and florist volunteer to fight on the front line. Unaware of the pivotal role they will play in the war, they discover the meaning of true leadership.

The Balkan Line (2019)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, drama
CountryRussia, Serbia

1999, Serbia is bombed and Kosovo region is left for plunder by bandits under command of Albanian warlord, Smuk. The removal of the human organs take place within the territories bandits have taken, the robberies, mass assassinations and genocide. Russian intelligence officer Bek Ethoev and former paratrooper turned mercenary Andrey Shatalov head a small detachment tasked with the dangerous mission to stop the terrorism, recapture the airfield used by the bandits and rescue Shatalov's love interest Yasna, who was captured to be harvested for organs, like the rest of the Serbian prisoners.

Hero (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 4.6)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy
PlotSkirmishes, Chase
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Patriotic

The story is centered on the story of Andrei, who was trained in the special school of the Foreign Intelligence Service 15 years ago, where teenagers were trained from adolescents. In the early 2000s, the project was closed, and the main character has long settled in one of the European cities and no longer recalls Russia. One day he picks up the phone and hears the voice of his father, who was presumed dead. He tells Andrei that the hunt is open for him. He is trying to destroy unknown forces, and he can only run. Andrei is now driven by a desire not only to survive, but also to find his father again. To help the protagonist comes his first love, Masha, who in everything that happens also has her own interest. Andrei is getting deeper into the spy game, not realizing its true scale.

Tanks For Stalin (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 4.7)
Genreadventure, military, history
CharactersSoldier, Tankman, Inventors
PlotTanks, War, Adventure, Skirmishes, Chase
PlaceUSSR, Lake
TimeWorld War II
StylePatriotic, Disturbing, Exciting, Action, For men, Tense

A prototype of a new cutting edge tank is being taken on a secret mission to Moscow, to Comrade Stalin. Soon the cross-country run turns into a ruthless race. Followed by Nazis, the tanks' team defeats their pursuers and proves the great ability and vast superiority of the machine that is about to become a legendary T-34.

Tankers (2018)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.4)
Genredrama, military, history
CharactersTankman, Military, Heroes
PlotWar, Tanks, Death, Revenge
TimeWorld War II
StylePatriotic, Exciting, Depressive, Tense, 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.

Red Joan (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersStrong women, Spy
TimeCold War
StylePatriotic, Womens in main roles, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

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.

Hunter Killer (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, thriller
CharactersSubmariners, Lifeguards
PlotHostage, Disasters, Weapon

Captain Glass of the USS Arkansas discovers that a coup d'état is taking place in Russia, so he and his crew join an elite group working on the ground to prevent a war.

No Goodbyes (2018)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 5.4)
Genredrama, military, history
TimeWorld War II

October 1941. Thousands of fascists troops are advancing on Kalinin to capture the city and therefore open a direct route to Moscow. There are two thousand people able to defend the city and they are without tanks or artillery. The only hope of holding the enemy off is in the fifth infantry division convoy, who are about to pass through Kalinin station. But saboteurs intend to do everything to keep this from happening. The head of the Kalinin garrison, Major Sysoyev, struggles to keep order and calm in the city, and himself falls under suspicion of involvement with the subversive enemy group.

Hurricane (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 5.9)
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Poland
CharactersPilots, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events
TimeWorld War II

The story of the Polish fliers who found themselves fighting for the freedom of their own country in foreign skies. Seen through the eyes of a Polish fighter ace and adventurer, it tells how the Poles—driven across Europe by the German war machine—finally make their last stand. Flying Hurricanes for the RAF over Britain, they became a key component in the legend of ‘The Few’. Up against the might of the Luftwaffe they hoped that, by saving Great Britain from Nazi invasion, they were keeping the dream of a free Poland alive.

Mr. Sunshine (2018)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountrySouth Korea
PlotRelationship, Love triangle, Fate, Survival
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Patriotic

Based in Shinmiyangyo, or the U.S. expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a U.S. marine officer. He ironically falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter and discovers the dark scheme to colonize the country that he once ran away from.

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Thugs of Hindostan (2018)
Mark5.4 (imdb: 4.1)
Genreaction, drama, history
PlotSea battles
PlaceShips, Sea

After the British company’s officer Clive takes over the kingdom of Mirza, Princess Zafira and Khudabaksh aka Azaad form a band of rebel pirates who swear to defeat the English officer and win their freedom back. The British Company in return, hire the wily thug Firangi track Azaad’s gang and thwart his plans.

The Spacewalker (2017)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, history
CharactersScientists, Military, Astronauts, Astronauts, Pilots
PlaceSpace, Russia, Moscow, USSR, Spaceships
TimeCold War
StylePatriotic, Tense, Inspirational

March 1965. In the heat of the Cold War, the USA and the USSR are competing for supremacy in space. What both superpowers aim for in this race, is to be the first to have a man walk in outer space. To accomplish that, no price is too high and no risk is too great. Now it’s up to the unlikely duo of a seasoned war veteran and a hot-headed test-pilot to fulfill this mission. Two men in a tiny spaceship, without proper testing, facing the complete unknown… They were supposed to do what no man has done before – and no man imagined what would happen next…

Youth (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, military, history
PlotLove, Death

A group of performing art troupe members each face their own trials and tribulations in Chengdu; from escaping a family scandal to dealing with unrequited love, each experiences rejection that shapes their lives.

Euthanizer (2017)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, drama
CharactersAnimals, Dogs, Fathers, Nurses
StyleGothic, Patriotic

Euthanizer tells the story of a mechanic who euthanises sick and old pets as a side job. Despite the grim work, he has a soft spot for the animals. Trouble stirs when the owner of a dog he was supposed to end realises that the canine is still alive. The only innocent party in the drama that ensues is the dog itself.

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.1)
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersTeens, Friends, Military, Tough guys, Soldier, Brothers, Snipers
PlotOn real events, War, Death, Survival, Love, Religious
StylePatriotic, Inspirational, Touching, To cry, Tense

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Airlift (2016)
Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CharactersFamily, Military, Businessmen
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceAircraft, India

When Iraq invades Kuwait in August, 1990, a callous Indian businessman becomes the spokesperson for more than 170,000 stranded countrymen.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, China
CharactersSoldier, Military, Dogs, Special Forces
PlotWar, First love, Death, Dancing, Political, Money
PlaceUSA, School, Hotels, Deserts
StyleAction, Depressive, Disturbing, Makes me think, Unexpected ending, Patriotic

19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.

Red Army (2014)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA, Russia
CharactersFriends, Trainers
PlotHockey, Political, Rivalry, Success
PlaceUSSR, Russia
TimeCold War
StyleTense, Disturbing, Fascinating, Patriotic

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.

Lone Survivor (2013)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genreaction, drama, military
CharactersSpecial Forces, Soldier, Military
PlotSkirmishes, Survival, War, Death, On real events
StyleAction, Heavy, Exciting, Fascinating, 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.

Game Change (2012)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama, biography, history
PlotPolitical, On real events
StyleMakes me think, Soulful, Fascinating, Smart, Patriotic

Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the campaign kicks into high gear, her lack of experience, in both political and media savvy, becomes a drain upon McCain and his strategists. Directed by Jay Roach, who previously directed the HBO film Recount and the Austin Powers movies, Game Change premiered on HBO on March 10th, 2012.

Red Dawn (2012)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.4)
Genreaction, thriller, military
CharactersHeroes, Friends
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Rivalry, War
PlaceSmall cities
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Disturbing, For men, Patriotic

A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky - shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerrilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.

Skyfall (2012)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.7)
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSpecial agents, Spy
PlotRevenge, Death
PlaceUSA, England, China
StyleFascinating, Action, Exciting, Tense, Patriotic

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory, the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent, Eve - following a trail to the mysterious Silva, whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves.

Act of Valor (2012)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, thriller, military
CharactersTerrorists, Scouts, CIA, Military, Soldier, Heroes, Special Forces
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men, Patriotic

When a covert mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative uncovers a chilling plot, an elite, highly trained U.S. SEAL team speeds to hotspots around the globe, racing against the clock to stop a deadly terrorist attack.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CharactersSuperhero, Soldier, Scientists, Heroes
PlotGenetic experiments, Experiments, Adventure
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleMarvel, Exciting, Disturbing, For men, Patriotic, Disney

Predominantly set during World War II, Steve Rogers is a sickly man from Brooklyn who's transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop the Red Skull – Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry, and the leader of an organization that intends to use a mysterious device of untold powers for world domination.

71: Into the Fire (2010)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.3)
Genreaction, drama, military
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersStudents, Heroes, Soldier, Military
PlotWar, Survival, On real events
PlaceKorea, Asia
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, Fascinating, Patriotic

A civil war broke out in the 1950s between North and South Korea which changed the country forever. 71: Into the Fire centers on the struggles of 71 student soldiers who fought through the Korean War. Using real people and events based on the opening moves of the Battle of P'ohang-dong, the film exposes the personal and physical conflicts that these students faced when finding themselves on the last line of defense at P'ohang-dong Girl's Middle School against the NKPA's advancement, needing to hold out until back up from other Korean troops and the Allies arrived.

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryHong Kong, China
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, Heavy, Disturbing, For men, Patriotic

Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious stranger arrives from overseas and befriends a local mafia boss. That man is a disguised Chen Zhen, who intends to infiltrate the mob when they form an alliance with the Japanese. Disguising himself as a caped fighter by night, Chen intends to take out everyone involved as well as get his hands on an assassination list prepared by the Japanese.

Brothers (2009)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrethriller, drama, military
CharactersBrothers, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Justice
StyleAction, Touching, Heavy, Tense, Gloomy, Patriotic

When his helicopter goes down during his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan, Marine Sam Cahill is presumed dead. Back home, brother Tommy steps in to look over Sam’s wife, Grace, and two children. Sam’s surprise homecoming triggers domestic mayhem.

Bodyguards and Assassins (2009)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.8)
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryChina, Hong Kong
PlotMartial Arts, Revolution, Political, Uprising
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Fascinating, Gloomy, Patriotic

In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.

The Breath (2009)
Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryTurkey, Germany, Netherlands
CharactersSoldier, Military, Snipers, Special Forces
PlotAdventure, Depression, War, Snow, Radio
StyleHeavy, Fascinating, Gloomy, Patriotic

A small task force of the Turkish army have to defend a relay station in the middle of nowhere against a possible terrorist raid.

Stop-Loss (2008)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.4)
Genredrama, military
CharactersSoldier, Military, Friends
PlotPolitical, Death, Depression, War, Fate, Funeral
PlaceSmall cities
StyleSoulful, Depressive, Tense, Makes me think, Patriotic

A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.

W. (2008)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Australia, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, China
PlotPolitical, On real events
StyleSoulful, Smart, Patriotic

Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life -- his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith, and of course the critical days leading up to Bush’s decision to invade Iraq.

Ip Man (2008)
Mark9 (imdb: 8)
Genreaction, drama, biography, sport
CountryHong Kong, China
PlotFight, Martial Arts, Martial Arts, Rivalry, On real events
StyleDisturbing, Patriotic

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Directed by Wilson Yip, the film stars Donnie Yen in the lead role, and features fight choreography by Sammo Hung.

Stone of Destiny (2008)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, adventure, crime
CountryCanada, United Kingdom
PlotRivalry, Gems, Political, Robbery, Uprising, On real events
PlaceEngland, Scotland, London
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Touching, Patriotic

Tells of the daring heist of The Stone of Destiny in the 1950s by a charming group of idealistic Scottish undergraduates, whose action rekindled Scottish nationalistic pride.

Shooter (2007)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.2)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersSnipers, Military, FBI, Special Forces
PlotInvestigation, Betrayal, False accusations, Snow, Pads, Conspiracies
PlaceUSA, Court
StyleExciting, Patriotic

A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.

In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersMilitary, Veterans, Strong women
PlotInvestigation, War, On real events
StyleGloomy, Action, Touching, Patriotic

A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Lust, Caution (2007)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA, China, Taiwan
CharactersLovers, Students, Spy, Actors
PlaceAsia, China
StyleFascinating, Smart, Patriotic

During World War II a secret agent must seduce, then assassinate an official who works for the Japanese puppet government in Shanghai. Her mission becomes clouded when she finds herself falling in love with the man she is assigned to kill.

Grace Is Gone (2007)
Markimdb: 6.7
StyleTouching, Soulful, Patriotic

Upon hearing his wife was killed in the Iraq war, a father takes his two daughters on a road trip, all the while searching for the right time and place to tell them about their mother's fate.

Chak De! India (2007)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.2)
Genredrama, family, sport
PlotRivalry, False accusations, On real events
PlaceIndia, Australia, Asia
StyleTouching, Exciting, To cry, Patriotic

Chak De! India follows a team of rag-tag girls with their own agenda who form Team India competing for international fame in field hockey. Their coach, the ex-men's Indian National team captain, returns from a life of shame after being unjustly accused of match fixing in his last match. Can he give the girls the motivation required to win, while dealing with the shadows of his own past?

Rang De Basanti (2006)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music, history
CharactersFriends, Partners, Students, Pilots
PlotPolitical, Radio, Uprising
PlaceIndia, Asia

After a group of friends graduate from Delhi University, they listlessly haunt their old campus, until a British filmmaker casts them in a film she's making about freedom fighters under British rule. Although the group is largely apolitical, the tragic death of a friend owing to local government corruption awakens their patriotism. Inspired by the freedom fighters they represent in the film, the friends collectively decide to avenge the killing.

Déjà Vu (2006)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersTerrorists, FBI, Special agents
PlotTime travel, Investigation, Death, Fate
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men, Patriotic

Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help prevent crime.

The Good Shepherd (2006)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrethriller, drama, history
CharactersSpy, CIA, Students, Poets
PlotPolitical, Intrigue
PlaceGermany, USA, England
TimeCold War
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, Patriotic

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.

Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.4)
CountryUSA, France, United Kingdom, Japan
CharactersFriends, Journalists, Singers
PlotPolitical, Fear
PlaceNew York
StyleSoulful, Makes me think, Smart, Patriotic

The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.

Why We Fight (2005)
Markimdb: 8
Genredocumentary, military, history
CountryItaly, United Kingdom, France, Denmark, Canada, USA
CharactersMilitary, Presidential
PlotWar, Political, Fear, Freedom
TimeCold War
StyleSoulful, Makes me think, Patriotic

Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.

K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA, Canada
CharactersSubmariners, Heroes
PlotOn real events, Shipwreck
PlaceSubmarines, USSR
TimeCold War
StyleAction, Heavy, Disturbing, Patriotic

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

The Last Castle (2001)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotChess, Uprising
StyleAction, Heavy, Exciting, Disturbing, Patriotic

A Court Martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the system that put him away.

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.1)
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, adventure, sport
PlotJealousy, Love triangle, Adventure, On real events
StyleTouching, Exciting, Fascinating, Patriotic

In 1890s India, an arrogant British commander challenges the harshly taxed residents of Champaner to a high-stakes cricket match.

The Majestic (2001)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.9)
CountryUSA, Australia
PlotLost memory, Justice
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Touching, Light, Inspirational, Patriotic

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.

Pearl Harbor (2001)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
CharactersMilitary, Pilots, Soldier, Friends
PlotWar, Survival, Love triangle, Death, Love
PlaceAircraft, Japan, USA, England, Asia
TimeWorld War II
StyleLong, Exciting, To cry, Patriotic

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

The Patriot (2000)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersHeroes, Soldier, Military
PlotRevenge, Revolution, Rivalry, Death, War, Freedom, Uprising
Time18th century
StyleHeavy, Fascinating, Patriotic

After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, America, against the British, Benjamin reluctantly returns to his old life to protect his son.

U-571 (2000)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, military
CountryFrance, USA
CharactersSubmariners, Military, Heroes, Pilots
PlotWar, Survival
TimeWorld War II
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, For men, Patriotic

In the midst of World War II, the battle under the sea rages and the Nazis have the upper hand as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. However, after a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, the Allies realise this is their chance to seize the 'enigma coding machine'.