Russian movies about sports

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

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

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Legend No. 17 (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:14

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

One Breath (2020)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia

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.

Three Seconds (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:11

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.

Lev Yashin, The Dream Goalkeeper (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryRussia

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.

Ice (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:26

Contemporary Russia. Nadya gives up her dream of becoming a champion figure skater when she is hospitalized with an injury. But then she meets Sasha, a hockey player, who decides to teach her to believe in herself and her dream again.

The Iron Ivan (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:02

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

The Champions: Faster. Higher. Stronger (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration01:45

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.

The Coach (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:42

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.

Some Like It Cold (2014)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration01:34

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.

Pitch (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration01:48

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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Match (2012)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia, Ukraine
Duration01:57

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

White Snow (2021)
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Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryRussia

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.

King of the Mountain (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:10

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.

El Cinco (2014)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, sport
CountryArgentina, Uruguay, Russia, Germany, France
Duration01:40

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.

My Life (2018)
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Genremelodrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:38

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?

Sparta (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, drama
CountryRussia
Duration02:06

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

Take the Hit, Kid! (2016)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryRussia
Duration02:12

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

Schizo (2004)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, sport
CountryKazakhstan, Russia, France, Germany
Duration01:26

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!

The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

A family dog—with a near-human soul and a philosopher's mind—evaluates his life through the lessons learned by his human owner, a race-car driver.

Southpaw (2015)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:27

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.

Ford v Ferrari (2019)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA

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.

Real Steel (2011)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:07

In the near-future, Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who retired from the ring when robots took over the sport. After Charlie's robot is trashed, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to rebuild and train an unlikely contender.

Rush (2013)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration02:03

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

Warrior (2011)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:20

The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine with a tragic past.

Rocky (1976)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:59

When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with trainer Mickey Goldmill to make the most of this once in a lifetime break.

The Fighter (2010)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

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.

Cinderella Man (2005)
Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:18

The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.

The Blind Side (2009)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

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.

Green Street Hooligans (2005)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

After being wrongfully expelled from Harvard University, American Matt Buckner flees to his sister's home in England. Once there, he is befriended by her charming and dangerous brother-in-law, Pete Dunham, and introduced to the underworld of British football hooliganism. Matt learns to stand his ground through a friendship that develops against the backdrop of this secret and often violent world. 'Green Street Hooligans' is a story of loyalty, trust and the sometimes brutal consequences of living close to the edge.

Cars (2006)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country to the big Piston Cup Championship in California to compete against two seasoned pros, McQueen gets to know the town's offbeat characters.




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