Patriotic movies

List of the best patriotic movies selected by visitors to our site: Hacksaw Ridge, The Spacewalker, Tanks For Stalin, The Balkan Line, Tankers, Red Joan, Hunter Killer, No Goodbyes, Hurricane, Lethal Kittens.

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

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersSnipers, Teens, Brothers, Friends, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Love, War, Religious, Death
PlaceJapan, Bunker
TimeWorld War II
StylePatriotic, To cry, Touching, Tense, Inspirational

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.

The Spacewalker (2017)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, history
CharactersPilots, Scientists, Military, Astronauts, Astronauts
PlotOn real events
PlaceSpace, Russia, Moscow, Spaceships, USSR
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…

Tanks For Stalin (2018)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genreadventure, military, history
CharactersTankman, Soldier, Inventors, Stalin
PlotAdventure, War, Tanks, Chase, Skirmishes
PlaceLake, USSR
TimeWorld War II
StylePatriotic, Exciting, For men, Action, Disturbing

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.

The Balkan Line (2019)
Markimdb: 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.

Tankers (2018)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genredrama, military, history
CharactersTankman, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, Tanks, Revenge, Death, Friendship
TimeWorld War II, Great Patriotic War
StylePatriotic, Exciting, Depressive, Disturbing, Tense

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
CharactersSpy, Strong women
PlotPolitical, KGB
TimeCold War, World War II
StylePatriotic, Depressive, Disturbing, Tense, Womens in main roles

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)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller
CharactersSubmariners, Lifeguards
PlotDisasters, Weapon, Hostage

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)
Markimdb: 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)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Poland
CharactersPilots, Soldier, Military
PlotOn real events, War, Friendship
TimeWorld War II
StylePatriotic, Serious, Action, Exciting, Tense

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.

Lethal Kittens (2020)
Markimdb: 8.3
PlotOn real events, War, Fight, Political
StylePatriotic, Action, 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.

Game Change (2012)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, history
PlotOn real events, Political, Elections
StylePatriotic, Fascinating, Makes me think, Soulful, Smart

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.

Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Markimdb: 7.4
CountryUSA, France, United Kingdom, Japan
CharactersSingers, Friends, Journalists
PlotPolitical, Fear, Friendship
PlaceNew York
StylePatriotic, Makes me think, Soulful, Smart, Serious

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

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

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.

Thugs of Hindostan (2018)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genreaction, drama, history
PlotSea battles, Adventure, Rivalry
PlaceSea, Ships, India
StylePatriotic, Action, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating

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.

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.

Airlift (2016)
Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CharactersFamily, Businessmen, Military
PlotOn real events, War
PlaceAircraft, India
StylePatriotic, Heavy, Tense, Makes me think, Psychological problems

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)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, China
CharactersDogs, Special Forces, Soldier, Military, Gods
PlotDancing, War, Political, Death, Money
PlaceSchool, Deserts, Hotels, USA, Iraq
StylePatriotic, Unexpected ending, Makes me think, Action, 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.

Red Dawn (2012)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, military
CharactersFriends, Heroes, Military
PlotAdventure, War, Survival, Rivalry, Skirmishes
PlaceSmall cities
StylePatriotic, Exciting, For men, Heavy, Disturbing

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.

Stop-Loss (2008)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, military
CharactersFriends, Soldier, Military
PlotWar, Political, Depression, Death, Fate
PlaceSmall cities, Texas
StylePatriotic, Makes me think, Soulful, Depressive, Tense

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
PlotOn real events, Political, Elections
StylePatriotic, Soulful, Smart, Serious

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.