Russian action movies

List of the best Russian action movies selected by visitors to our site: Hero, Kamui, Fortress of War, Saving Leningrad, Attraction, T-34, Shugaley, Brother, V2. Escape from Hell, The Balkan Line.

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

Hero (2019)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryRussia
Duration02:19

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.

Kamui (2010)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, crime, detective
CountryRussia
Duration01:40

Kamui is a ninja on the run from the world of ninja bound by rules in search of true freedom. However, he is burdened with the fate, where it is not allowed to take the secret of their powers outside of the tribe—if you are born as ninja, you must die as ninja. This brings him to constantly fight for his life against other ninja who try to kill him and hide the secrets within. He does not trust, and he does not love. Showing weakness leads to immediate death. An incident brings him to an old fisherman's village, where he finally starts to feel trust and affection towards other people. However, his pursuers where just minutes away from setting up a huge trap on Kamui…

Fortress of War (2010)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryBelarus, Russia
Duration02:11

A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days. The film shows the heroic defense of Brest Fortress, which has taken upon the first stroke of German fascist invaders on June 22 1941.

Saving Leningrad (2019)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:32

September 1941. In a turn of events young lovebirds Kostya and Nastya find themselves on board of a barge that will evacuate people from sieged Leningrad. At night the barge gets into the storm. When it starts sinking, enemy planes - but not rescuers - are the first to arrive at the scene.

Attraction (2017)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, action
CountryRussia
Duration02:09

After an alien ship crash lands in a Russian city, many who see the inside and the occupants start to question their own existence while others demand the aliens leave Earth.

T-34 (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia

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.

Shugaley (2020)
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Genreaction, adventure
CountryRussia

This story is not a figment of the scriptwriters’ imagination; these are real living facts. New Russian action movie Shugaley is a story about the war that is going on today. The film is based on real events taking place in Libya today. Two Russian social scientists, Maxim Shugaley and Samir Seifan, are invited to the conflict-torn country to carry out a public opinion research. In the course of their work, they come over the information, that would be damaging to the puppet government if made public. Russians are kidnapped and tortured in a private prison for more than a year. The situation cannot be resolved peacefully, so the Russian side is preparing a rescue operation. Premiere date - end of april 2020

Brother (1997)
Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, crime
CountryRussia, USA
Duration01:40

Danila goes to his older brother to start a new life in Petersburg. His brother is a gangster and a killer, and he puts Danila into this criminal world asking him to kill someone.

V2. Escape from Hell (2021)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryRussia

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

The Balkan Line (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia, Serbia
Duration02:31

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.

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Stalingrad (2013)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration02:15

Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of Stalingrad on the other side of the Volga, but the operation to cross the river is unsuccessful. A few soldiers who managed to get to the other side take refuge in a house on the bank of Volga. Here they find a girl who didn’t escape when the Germans came. While the whole might of the German army descends onto them, the heroes of Stalingrad experience love, loss, joy and the sense of ultimate freedom that can only be felt by those about to die. They defend the house at all costs while the Red Army prepares for another attack.

Billion (2019)
Markimdb: 3.2
Genreaction, comedy
CountryRussia
Duration02:30

An influential banker is doing everything possible not to share the property with his illegitimate sons. But when he is deprived of all the money, it turns out that only they can help Matthew ... To regain his fortune, the billionaire will be forced to rob his own bank in Monte Carlo. And for this, he will have to perform an even more difficult task: regain the trust of children who grew up without a father ...

Anna (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller
CountryFrance, USA, Canada, Russia
Duration02:05

Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.

In August of 1944 (2001)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryRussia, USA, Belarus
Duration01:58

The movie is set in Belarus, where a team of counter-intelligence officers is given only three days to find a German radio operator posing as a Soviet soldier, behind soviet lines, on the eve of a major offensive.

Battle for Sevastopol (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryRussia, Ukraine
Duration02:17

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?

Leaving Afghanistan (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:06

1988-1989. The end of the Soviet-Afghan war. The USSR begins its withdrawal from Afghanistan. Soviet General Vasiliev's son - a pilot named Alexander gets kidnapped by the mujahideen after his airplane crashes. As a result the 108th motorized infantry division's long awaited return home gets put on hold for one last mission: bring the General's son back. Based on true events the previously untold story of the courageous and tragic withdrawal campaign (through the Salang pass) reveals the danger the horror and the complexity of human nature during wartime.

Decision: Liquidation (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:20

The ruthless extremist Bazgaev responsible for terrorist attacks which lead to deaths of hundreds of civilians, among them school children, is planning new actions. A group of security officers is to track and destroy him. Based on a true story.

Night Watch (2004)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy
CountryRussia
Duration01:55

Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others actually roam the night as vampires while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to control them and limit their outrage

9th Company (2005)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia, Ukraine, Finland
Duration02:19

The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior to being sent off to the front lines. After several one-by-one dalliances with the local whore, Snow White, and a cautionary lecture on the history, geography and culture of Afghanistan (which most of the men sleep through), the trainees head off to battle - first to the Bagram air base, then to the Afghani province of Khost to secure supply lines. But nothing can begin to prepare them for the brutal devastation into which they are plunged, or the relentless tide of slaughter that scatters thousands of Soviet victims in its wake.

Coma (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryRussia

After a colossal and mysterious accident a young talented architect comes back to his senses in a very odd world that only resembles the reality. This world is based on the memories of the ones who live in it - people who are currently finding themselves in a deep coma. Human memory is spotty, chaotic and unstable. The same is the COMA - odd collection of memories and recollections - cities, glaciers and rivers can all be found in one room. All the laws of physics can be broken. The architect must find out the exact laws and regulations of COMA as he fights for his life, meets the love of his life and keeps on looking for the exit to the real world which he will have to get acquainted with all over again after the experience of COMA.

Bastards (2006)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:38

A "Hitlerjugend" kind of story, set in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, based on a fictitious story from the eponymous book by Vladimir Kunin.

Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryRussia, Germany, Kazakhstan
Duration02:06

The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, a slave who went on to conquer half the world in the 11th century.

Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba (2009)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia, Ukraine, Poland
Duration02:11

Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine's Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.

The Charge (2003)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:42

A young man who was raised in a children's home wants to go to the Chechen war. He believes in his heart that he belongs there and that in those difficult conditions he will make himself visible. After the training, Alexander enters the elite troops of the special forces and leaves for the harsh ordeals that wait for him in the war. He doesn't change his principles and manifests himself as a hero, who won't be a traitor, even if his life depends on it. The concepts of real friendship, love and honor are eternal values. After overcoming all hardships and learning the pain of loss, he finds his love and a home, where they will wait for him, where he comes home to from the war...

War (2002)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration02:00

During the bloody war in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian soldiers are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the money for the British woman who is forced to wait for the ransom.

Solovey-Razboynik (2012)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:27

The story of the daring romance Solovyov Sevastyanov G., ctupivshem by the call of blood on the path of the valiant Russian robbery. And while the security forces led by a secret agent trying to close H7 gang Nightingale the Robber, he, with his drive and mischief, restores fairness in my native land. But sooner or later every "Tale" comes to an end ...

Santa Claus. Battle of Mages (2016)
Markimdb: 3.8
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Russia
Duration02:38

Young girl Masha accidentally discovers the organization of snow and ice mages fighting the global devil under the leadership of Santa Claus.

Major Grom: Plague Doctor (2021)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, comedy, short, crime, detective
CountryRussia

Igor Grom is a skilled policeman from St. Petersburg, known for his daring nature and uncompromising attitude towards the criminals of all kinds. Incredible strength, analytical mind and integrity – these qualities make Major Grom the perfect policeman. Working tirelessly, he always pushes through, and meets the challenges standing in the way.

The Honored Priest: Confession of a Samurai (2015)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:25

An Orthodox priest, Father Nikolay, the brother of a Yakuza boss, is drawn into in a mob war in Japan. He escapes to the small Russian village of Glubokoe, where he finds that war has found him again.

Red Sky (2014)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, Russia
Duration01:48

Disgraced Top Gun fighter pilot Butch Masters leads a rogue squad in recovery of a WMD. Masters must navigate a fractured friendship, a love triangle, and must take to the skies to reclaim his military and personal honor.




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