Russian films about Afghanistan

List of the best Russian films about Afghanistan, selected by visitors of our site: 9th Company, Kandahar, Leaving Afghanistan, Afghan Breakdown, The Outpost, The Beast of War, Shugaley, Osama, The Kite Runner, Lone Survivor.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia, Ukraine, Finland
Duration02:19
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship, Death
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:40
CharactersTerrorists, Pilots
PlotFight, Friendship, Hostage, Fate
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleAction

A docudrama about the escape of Russian pilots after being taken hostage by the Taliban in 1996.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:06
CharactersSoldier
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, For men

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union, Italy
Duration02:20
CharactersSoldier, Lovers
PlaceAfghanistan, Mountains
TimeCold War

A drama about the last days of a specific Russian regiment stationed in Afghanistan, before the main troop withdrawal in 1985.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Bulgaria
CharactersMilitary, Heroes, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Survival, War, Skirmishes
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleSerious, Patriotic

A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh, as it was known, was the bloodiest American engagement of the Afghan War in 2009 and Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersTankman, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Tanks, Revenge
PlaceVillage, Afghanistan
StyleExciting, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains.

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Genreaction, adventure
CountryRussia, Tunisia
PlotOn real events, Survival
StyleAtmospheric, Tense

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

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, military
CountryAfghanistan, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Iran, Netherlands
Duration01:23
PlotSurvival
StyleMakes me think

After the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan and the restriction of women in public life, a pre-teen girl is forced to masquerade as a boy in order to find work to support her mother and grandmother.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom, Afghanistan
Duration02:08
CharactersWriters
PlotFriendship, Death, Birthday, Mystery, Competitions
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleSoulful

After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:56
CharactersSpecial Forces, Military, Soldier, Marines
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Skirmishes, Death
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, 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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersSpecial Forces, Heroes
PlotLove
PlaceAfghanistan, Russia, USSR, Deserts
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Combat has taken its toll on Rambo, but he's finally begun to find inner peace in a monastery. When Rambo's friend and mentor Col. Trautman asks for his help on a top secret mission to Afghanistan, Rambo declines but must reconsider when Trautman is captured.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:37
CharactersCIA, Spy, Special Forces, Terrorists, Military
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes, Investigation, Pursuit
PlaceAfghanistan, Helicopters
StyleAction, Heavy, Disturbing

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersHorses, CIA, Special Forces, Terrorists, Heroes
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Death, Weapon
PlaceAfghanistan, Aircraft, Mountains
StyleExciting, Heavy, Touching, Disturbing

A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia, Serbia
Duration02:31
CharactersSpecial Forces, Soldier
PlotWar, Friendship
PlaceYugoslavia, Serbia
StyleAction, Patriotic

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, military
CountryAfghanistan, France, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration01:42
CharactersGangsters, Poor
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Heavy, Black humor

In a war ridden country a woman watches over the husband reduced to a vegetable state by a bullet in the neck, abandoned by Jihad companions and brothers. One day, the woman decides to say things to him she could never have done before.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, Spain, Italy
Duration01:54
CharactersSnipers, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Self-sacrifice
PlaceAfghanistan, Deserts
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Touching

After a failed assassination attempt, a soldier finds himself stranded in the desert. Exposed to the elements, he must survive the dangers of the desert and battle the psychological and physical toll of the treacherous conditions.

Markimdb: 3
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
CharactersSoldier
PlotWar, Skirmishes, Friendship, Death, Fate
PlaceUkraine
StyleExciting, Action, To cry, Fascinating, Heavy

In the center of the plot of the film is a young soldier of the Ukrainian army, Andrei Sokolov, who is sent to the combat zone as a driver. Fleeing from the shelling, Andrew finds himself in the basement of a dwelling house, where he meets different people, each of whom dreams of only one thing - so that the war will end as soon as possible.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceAfghanistan, Deserts, Helicopters
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

British soldiers guarding the Kajaki Dam set out to rescue a three-man team after one of them loses a leg to a landmine.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryFrance
Duration01:44
CharactersSnipers, Special Forces, Terrorists, Heroes, Military
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Chase
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, For men

Afghanistan. War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the world’s most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit begins between her kidnappers who have no intention of letting their prey escape them and a group of soldiers who risk their lives in pursuit of their single aim – to bring her home alive. This strong, independent woman and these men of duty are thrown together and forced to confront situations of great danger that inextricably bind them – emotionally, violently and intimately.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:37
CharactersDogs, Horses, Military, Journalists, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Dancing
PlaceAfghanistan, Aircraft, Iraq
StyleBy books, Touching

In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. Luckily, she meets Tanya Vanderpoel, a fellow journalist who takes the shell-shocked reporter under her wing. Amid the militants, warlords and nighttime partying, Barker discovers the key to becoming a successful correspondent.

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Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:30
PlotLove
PlaceRussia

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Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:47
PlaceChechnya

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Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, biography
CountrySpain, USA, United Kingdom
CharactersSpecial Forces, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes, Death, Cheating, Rivalry
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

When Andrew Briggman—a young soldier in the US invasion of Afghanistan—witnesses other recruits killing innocent civilians under the direction of a sadistic Sergeant, he considers reporting them to higher-ups. However, the heavily-armed and increasingly-violent platoon becomes suspicious that someone in their ranks has turned on them, and Andrew begins to fear that he'll be the next target.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia
Duration02:00
CharactersRobots, Heroes, Disabled people
PlaceVillage
StyleExciting, Soulful, Tense, Makes me think, Depressive

August Eighth - story of an ordinary young woman. Ksenia's life is not too happy. Problem at work, problem in personal life, problem with mother, a baby requiring constant cares... Ksenia want to spend a few days in Sochi with new boyfriend, and mom sends her son Artem to the boy's father on Caucasus. But Georgia started war and she must overcome fear, overcome circumstances, she must save her child...

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, short
CountryAfghanistan, USA
Duration00:28
PlotFriendship
StyleSoulful

Set against the dramatic landscape of contemporary Afghanistan and the National sport of Buzkashi - a brutal game of horse polo played with a dead goat - Buzkashi Boys tells the coming of age story of two best friends, a charismatic street urchin and a defiant blacksmith's son, who struggle to realize their dreams as they make their way to manhood in one of the most war-torn countries on Earth. Shot on location in Kabul city by an alliance of Afghan and international film makers, Buzkashi Boys is a look at the life that continues beyond the headlines of war in Afghanistan.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:50
PlotLove, Death
PlacePrison, Russia, USSR
StylePsychological problems, To cry, By books, Fascinating, Tense

A Russian soldier who spent ten years in captivity in Afghanistan, returns to his home village and shocks all its inhabitants because of his conversion to Islam. During his absence, his father hanged himself, his brother served a prison term and his former fiancée has become a woman of very low morals. The village is the scene of endless drinking while the local boss is selling off the land for dollars to new-rich Russians. Our hero turns out as the only sober and hard-working member of the community. However, his attachment to his new faith soon provokes the hatred and rejection of everyone else, including his own family.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:29
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotFriendship
StyleMakes me think, For men

On the edge of Dushanbe, in the Republic of Tajikistan, a quiet border checkpoint under Russian control is attacked by Afghans and Tajiks who want it under their control.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, documentary, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Afghanistan
Duration01:28
CharactersDogs, Military, Soldier
PlotLove, War, Death, Weapon, Marine Corps
PlaceAfghanistan, USA
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home? Hell and Back Again is a cinematically revolutionary film that asks and answers these questions with a power and intimacy no previous film about the conflict in Afghanistan has been able to achieve. It is a masterpiece in the cinema of war.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, detective, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:38
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotLove, Revenge, Friendship, Ghosts
PlaceChechnya, Russia
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Tense

A veteran of the Chechen War is helped by the ghosts of his two fallen comrades to leave the war behind.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:42
CharactersCIA, Special agents, Millionaires, Womanizers
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Political, Cheating
PlaceAfghanistan, Party, Texas, Helicopters
TimeCold War
StyleSmart, Makes me think

The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.





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