Patriotic movies

List of the best patriotic movies selected by visitors to our site: Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen, Mr. Sunshine, Tankers, Blizzard of Souls, The Spacewalker, Lethal Kittens, Hunter Killer, Act of Valor, Thugs of Hindostan, Kesari.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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

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.

Mr. Sunshine (2018)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountrySouth Korea
PlotSurvival, Relationship, Love triangle, Fate
StyleRomantic, To 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.

Tankers (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, military, history
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.

Blizzard of Souls (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, military, history
TimeWorld War I

The love story of sixteen-year-old Arturs is interrupted by the First World War. After losing his mother and his home, he finds some consolation in joining the army, because this is the first time national battalions are allowed in the Russian Empire. But war is nothing like Arturs imagined – no glory, no fairness. It is brutal and painful. Arturs is now completely alone as war takes the lives of his father and brother. Also, no progress is made in the promised quick resolution of the war and timely return home. Within the notion that only he alone cares about returning home and that his homeland is just a playground for other nations, Arturs finds strength for the final battle and eventually returns home to start everything from scratch, just like his newly born country.

The Spacewalker (2017)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, adventure, biography, history
CharactersAstronauts, Scientists, Military, Astronauts, Pilots
PlotOn real events
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Russia, USSR, Moscow
TimeCold War
StyleInspirational, Patriotic, Tense

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…

Lethal Kittens (2020)
Markimdb: 8
CountryUkraine, USA, Canada
PlotWar, On real events, Fight, Political
StyleAction, Patriotic, Serious

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.

Hunter Killer (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller
CharactersSpecial Forces, Lifeguards, Submariners
PlotDisasters, Hostage, Weapon
PlaceSubmarines, Ocean, Warships

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.

Act of Valor (2012)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, military
CharactersCIA, Special Forces, Terrorists, Scouts, Heroes
StyleExciting, Patriotic, Serious, For men, Disturbing

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.

Thugs of Hindostan (2018)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genreaction, drama, history
PlotAdventure, Sea battles, Rivalry
PlaceSea, Ships, India
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Patriotic, Tense

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.

Kesari (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CharactersKings, Military, Soldier, Warriors
PlotWar, On real events
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Patriotic, Epic, Serious

In 1897, an army of 21 Sikhs battles 10,000 Afghans to prevent the Saragarhi Fort from being taken down.

10 more movies
Independents' Day (2016)
Markimdb: 2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CharactersAliens, Presidential
PlotAlien invasion, Saving the World
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
StyleExciting, Action, Patriotic, Tense, Serious

Aliens invade, this time delivering a clear ultimatum. The fate of humanity hangs in the balance as the U.S. President and citizens decide if these aliens are to be trusted… or feared.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA
CharactersDogs, Teens, Gods, Special Forces, Military
PlotWar, Dancing, Soccer, Fight, American Football
PlaceSchool, Iraq, Deserts, Hotels, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Patriotic, Makes me think, Depressive

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.

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

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.

Myn Bala: Warriors of the Steppe (2012)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, adventure, military, history
CharactersHeroes, Military, Warriors
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Friendship, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Patriotic, Serious

A universal story about the freedom of the human spirit and the struggle against slavery and despotism, about love, loss and betrayal. It is seen through the eyes of simple Kazakh kids and teenagers.

Kya Dilli Kya Lahore (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, military, history
CountryIndia, Fiji
PlotSurvival, Fight, Weapon, Border
StyleAction, Fascinating, Patriotic, Tense

In 1948, a cross-fire erupts at an isolated stretch of Indo-Pak border, leaving only two soldiers alive. One is an Indian soldier of Pakistani origin while the other happens to be a Pakistani soldier of Indian origin. An ironic story of pride and survival begins when - in an attempt to evade danger, they bump into each other. And amidst continuous exchange of bullets, altercations and murkier situations, it evolves into a journey of human connection with an unforeseeable end.

The Watch (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, comedy
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Friends, Partners
PlotFriendship, Death, Alien invasion, Saving the World
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Patriotic, For men

Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood - and the world - from total extermination.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes, Scientists, Soldier
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Experiments, Genetic experiments
PlaceUSA, New York
TimeFuture, World War II
StyleMarvel, Exciting, Patriotic, Serious, For men

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.

Greyhound (2020)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, military, history
CountryUSA, China, Canada
CharactersCaptain of the ship
PlotWar, On real events, Shipwreck
PlaceSea, Submarines, Ships, Ocean, Warships
TimeWorld War II

A first-time captain leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the “Black Pit” to the front lines of WW2. With no air cover protection for 5 days, the captain and his convoy must battle the surrounding enemy Nazi U-boats in order to give the allies a chance to win the war.

Madras Cafe (2013)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CharactersSpy, Reporters
PlotLove, Political, Conspiracies
PlaceJungle, India, Asia
StyleExciting, Patriotic, Serious, For men, Disturbing

An Indian intelligence agent journeys to a war-torn coastal island to break a resolute rebel group and meets a passionate journalist.

Moor (2015)
Markimdb: 7.6
CountryPakistan, USA
CharactersFamily, Brothers, Fathers, Parents
PlotLove, Money
StyleFascinating, Patriotic

After the death of the family's matriarch, her husband and son must confront not only the corruption in society around them but the corruption within themselves.