Russian movies about sports

List of the best Russian sports movies selected by visitors to our site: Legend No. 17, One Breath, Three Seconds, The Coach, The Champions: Faster. Higher. Stronger, Lev Yashin, The Dream Goalkeeper, The Iron Ivan, Ice 2, Pitch, My Life.

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: 7.5
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: 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.

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: 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: 6.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration01:45
PlotSports, Gymnastics, Rivalry
PlaceRussia, Moscow
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think

The story of three Russian Olympic champions. Ordinary people, who have become the pride of their family and country, and made history of world sports.

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: 6.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:02
PlotSports

He was called the Champion of Champions. The strength and strong-willed character Poddubniy composed legends. And 50 great fighter effortlessly overcame young athletes, and questions of honor and justice did not know compromises. And only love could put Russian Heroes on both blades

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: 6.1
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.

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Genremelodrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens
PlotLove, Sports, Soccer, Relationship, Happiness
PlaceRussia
StyleVivid, Bright

Since childhood, the main character falls in love with football and dreams of becoming a great footballer to play his most important match. Following his dream, he has to abandon his beloved girl and choose the path of a football player. And now, when there is only one step to the cherished dream, fate disposes of it in another way. The world ceases to exist, because he not only loses the opportunity to realize his dream, but also loses his loved ones. How not to break, follow your dream and return your beloved? Or she will not reconcile with his choice to become a football player?

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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: 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: 5.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia, Ukraine
Duration01:57
PlotSports, Soccer
PlaceUSSR, Ukraine
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II

Based on the true story of the "death match" where the Soviet team "Start" scored its second victory over the German team «Flakelf» on August 9, 1942

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, drama
CountryRussia
Duration02:06
CharactersFriends
PlotSports, Betrayal
PlacePrison

Sparta is a new kind of martial arts and also the only way for Nikolay to return to sport.

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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: 4.4
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration01:34
PlotSports, Friendship, Pursuit, Chase, Snow
PlaceRussia
StyleRomantic, Light

When three 18-year-old students at a prestigious University - Mika, Kit, and Swift - dig up dirt on their crazy college principal, the hunt for the would-be blackmailers begins. Fleeing from their pursuers, the three amigos find themselves on the women's snowboarding team bus. They have no choice but to put on the team's brightly colored jackets and blend in with the crowd of snowboarding girls. But the clothes alone won't cut it: as diehard practitioners of extreme sports, they are not about to miss their chance to show off their snowboarding skills. The National Women's Snowboarding Team's trainer Svetlana Nikolayevna spots the new talent and invites the "girls" to join the team for the trials in Sochi. The friends jump at the chance of free rides on Olympic-grade tracks and once and for all evading the college principal's goons.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, sport
CountryArgentina, Uruguay, Russia, Germany, France
Duration01:40
CharactersFriends
PlotSports, Soccer, Friendship
StyleTouching

After being expelled for a flagrant foul during a match in Primera C (the fourth division in Argentinian football), Patón Bonasiolle, the captain and midfielder from Talleres de Escalada, realizes his career as a footballer has come to an end. At the age of 35, this means the end of a world he has known since he was a child. Together with Ale - his wife - he looks for a fresh new start.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, sport
CountryKazakhstan, Russia, France, Germany
Duration01:26
CharactersTeens
PlotSports, Survival, Soccer, Gambling, Fight
PlaceKazakhstan
StyleSoulful

Fifteen year old Mustafa has a nickname Schizo. He is hired by his mother’s boyfriend to find fighters for illegal fistfights. His life is changed forever when a young man mortally beaten in one of the fights asks Schizo to deliver his prize money to his girlfriend and young son. Schizo takes the money to the woman as promised and falls in love with her. Now he knows for whom he has to make money, no matter what the cost. In fistfights there are no rules… until blood is spilled!

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: 7.3
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: 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
Duration01:54
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.

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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: 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.

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.

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: 3.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryRussia, Belarus
PlotHockey
PlaceRussia

As long as the fans live, hope won't die. They are fans of the hockey Lokomotiv from Yaroslavl. People forever loyal to the club. Hockey players' wives, stadium staff, young athletes and fan movement veterans who have been singing in the stands for several decades. In honor of the opening of the new season of the Kontinental Hockey League, the army of Lokomotiv fans is sent to Minsk for the first match of the tournament to support the team. None of them knows that this trip will change everyone's life forever, and the tragedy that will happen to Lokomotiv will divide the sports world into “before” and “after”.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersStrong women, Trainers
PlotSports, Martial Arts, Boxing, Martial Arts, Friendship
StyleSad ones, To cry, Inspirational, Oscars, Heavy

Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.





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