Russian films about athletes

List of the best Russian films about athletes according to the audience: The Coach, Champions, Ice 2, One Breath, White Snow, Pitch, King of the Mountain, Take the Hit, Kid!, Red Army, Hammer.

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: 6.4
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:42
CharactersTrainers
PlotSports, Soccer
PlaceRussia, Moscow
StyleExciting, Fascinating, For men

Contemporary Russia. After he flubs a penalty kick, a humiliated national soccer player quits the game. He flees to a small town, where he decides to coach their local team.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration01:40
PlotFigure Skating
StyleTense

Five real-life stories of Olympic athletes of Russia. Five stories which intertwined love, betrayal, friendship. Each of these victories worth hard work, respect and belief in yourself, in your family and to your country.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryRussia
CharactersNewlyweds
PlotSports, Hockey, Relationship, Figure Skating, Friendship
PlaceRussia
StyleSerious

What happens in fairy tales after the wedding of the prince and princess? Figure skater Nadia and hockey player Sasha got married and more than anything else they dream of a child. True, the price they will have to pay for this dream will be unimaginably high. After such upheavals, it seems impossible to count on a happy ending. But if you think so, you do not know anything about real tales...

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia
CharactersStrong women, Trainers
PlotSports, Swimming, Obsession, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceRussia, Depth
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Womens in main roles, Serious, Disturbing

Following her divorce, Marina thinks that she’ll never meet love again. Little does she know that one day, she’ll find the love of her life in freediving, one of the most extreme sports in existence, built on diving as deep as possible on a single breath. In the vast, mysterious realm of the sea, Marina not only regains her sense of peace and well being, but also redefines her existence.

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Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryRussia
CharactersStrong women, Skiers
PlotSports, On real events, Competitions, Snow, Rivalry
StyleMakes me think, Womens in main roles

An inspiring biopic about the legendary skier Elena Vyalbe. Born in a small town in the north of Russia, she had the courage and dedication to overcome a slew of obstacles on her way to becoming the very best in her sport. The film captures a historic skiing event at the 1997 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Trondheim, Norway, where Elena Vyalbe made skiing history by winning five out of five gold medals, which to this day remains a record achievement.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration01:48
PlotSports, Soccer, Adventure, Fight, Friendship

Kostya and his friends are young and love playing street football. He is the coolest of the lot. Kostya dreams of playing professionally, but cannot bring himself to approach the coach. His girlfriend, Nastya, shares his dream, but street football is Kostya’s life, and the outdoor pitch is akin to a second home, a place for friends to meet and play.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:10
CharactersDisabled people
PlotLove, Sports
PlaceSchool, Russia
StyleInspirational, Fascinating, Touching

Alexey Tsaryov is a 17-year-old school leader and a promising champion of a junior alpine ski team. Alexey has a girlfriend Lina and a friend Kostya, his rival both in sport and in love. Alexey is first in every way. He is self-confident, he does not know how to lose and does not wish to lose. But suddenly everything changes. After a tragic accident that befalls Alexey because of Kostya, their friendship has to withstand a challenge. But the moral courage, goodness and love will help endure all the ordeals and will bring everyone to their personal victories.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryRussia
Duration02:12
CharactersJournalists, Sisters
PlotSports

A funny story about the adventures of two tween sisters - TV star and boxing champion.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA, Russia
Duration01:24
CharactersFriends, Trainers
PlotHockey, Political, KGB, Success, Rivalry
PlaceRussia, USSR
TimeCold War
StyleFascinating, Patriotic, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:12
CharactersMafia, Criminals
PlotFight, Rivalry
StyleAction

Victor aka Hammer is an MMA champion with the world title fight ahead. After running into the mobster Shark Hammer gets injured but is still determined to win. Victor doesn't know Shark will stick at nothing to make Victor lose.

Markimdb: 3.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure, family, sport
CountryRussia
Duration01:54
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, Basketball, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceSchool, Japan
StyleExciting, To cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Touching

The amazing story of sports commentator Stepan Vershinin, which loses its prestigious place on television. In search of a new job, he becomes part of unusual competitions.

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Genredocumentary, sport
CountryRussia
CharactersTrainers
PlotSoccer, On real events, Sports, Competitions
PlaceRussia

Krasnodar's debut in the Champions League in 2020. Emotional doc film about the brightest season in the history of the club.

Markimdb: 2
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:26
PlotFight, Rivalry
StyleFascinating, Serious

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Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia
PlotRivalry

The film's two main protagonists are Russia's best saber fencers. One of them has long been in the limelight, the other only recently made it into the national team and has been winning almost every tournament since. The two athletes begin to fight for supremacy both on and off the arena.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, drama, crime, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:12
CharactersBlind
PlotBoxing
StyleExciting

Artem Kolchin was one of many, but he wanted glory. And he has chosen the way: he became the boxer. Now Artem the applicant for a champion title, fighter, known worldwide as Great White Hope. But the main fight in his life has not gone how he expected...

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, sport
CountryRussia
Duration01:32
PlotBoxing, Fight

Nevalyashka is a young and very successful boxer who is dreaming about the winning against the famous champion...

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:16
CharactersTeachers, Trainers
PlotOn real events, Basketball, Friendship
PlaceCollege
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, For men

Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryRussia
Duration01:28
PlotOn real events, Hockey, Rivalry
StyleFascinating, Tense, Makes me think, Serious

This is the life story of the outstanding Soviet hockey player Valery Kharlamov. They say that sometimes people are able to foresee their death, then before their eyes in a short period of time all life passes, all the most significant moments, all the people dear to a person. The plot of the picture and the style of narration is very different from everything that has already been shot or written on this topic. Like an ordinary Russian guy who has a congenital heart disease and is an eternal target for the wit of his peers due to a speech impairment, he was able to become the Olympic champion twice, eight times the World Champion, become the legend of Russian hockey and a role model for several generations of professionals and amateur athletes ? What was behind all these, at what price was this achieved, and what price had to be paid subsequently?

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:11
CharactersDisabled people, Trainers
PlotSports, Basketball, KGB, Rivalry
StyleInspirational, Atmospheric, Fascinating

The story is set at the 1972 Munich Olympics where the U.S. team lost the basketball championship for the first time in 36 years. The final moments of the final game have become one of the most controversial events in Olympic history. With play tied, the score table horn sounded during a second free throw attempt that put the U.S. ahead by one. But the Soviets claimed they had called for a time out before the basket and confusion ensued. The clock was set back by three seconds twice in a row and the Russians finally prevailed at the very last. The U.S. protested, but a jury decided in the USSR’s favor and Team USA voted unanimously to refuse its silver medals. The Soviet players have been treated as heroes at home.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:14
PlotLove, Sports, Hockey, Intrigue, Competitions
PlaceRussia, Spain, Moscow, Canada
StyleInspirational

Biopic of Russian ice hockey legend Valeri Kharlamov from early childhood, rising to the pinnacle of the sport and his untimely death

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
PlotOn real events, Sports, Boxing, Fight, Fights without rules
StyleAction, Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy

The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO'd by drugs and crime.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
PlotBoxing, Rivalry
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Heavy, Serious

The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza, who after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sports most incredible comebacks.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersTeens, Strong women, Orphans, Losers, Poor
PlotOn real events, Sports, American Football, Life, Success
PlaceGhetto, Rugby
StyleKind, To cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Vital signs

Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersTrainers
PlotOn real events, American Football, Friendship
PlaceRugby
StyleExciting, To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersSpecial agents, Stars
PlotSports, Racing, Cars, Karate, Success
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A biographical drama centered on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season.

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Genrecomedy, sport
CountryRussia
PlotSoccer
PlaceRussia
StyleLight, Fascinating

A local female football team works together to get through hard times and overcome sexual prejudice. Their strength is tested when they lose not only the games, but also their beloved coach who was the core of their team. But they work together to seek financial support, achieve victories, and respect.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersDogs, Teens, Family
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Baseball
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Cute, Soulful, Touching

In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryRussia
CharactersFriends
PlotSports, Soccer, Friendship
PlaceUSSR
StyleExciting, Makes me think, Disturbing

An ordinary working class boy, like all his peers, he played football day and night and dreamed of being a striker. But no matter which team he played for - in the yard, at the factory, or in the army - he was inevitably put in goal.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersDrivers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Racing, Cars, Fight
PlaceFrance
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Fascinating

American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:27
CharactersFamily, Orphans, Parents
PlotSports, Boxing, Revenge, Fights without rules, Death
PlaceCourt, Mansions
StyleExciting, To cry, Inspirational, Heavy, Touching

Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and his manager. He soon finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis, a former fighter who trains the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future on the line, Hope fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most.





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