Russian war movies

List of the best Russian war movies selected by visitors to our site: The Battalion, Battle for Sevastopol, The Last Frontier, Sobibor, The One, V2. Escape from Hell, Stalingrad, Panfilov's 28 Men, Fortress of War, White Tiger.

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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The Battalion (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:09

Russia, 1917, WWI. This is the story of the 1st Russian Women's Battalion of Death, formed as part of an ill-conceived propaganda ploy by the Russian Provisional Government in late May of 1917.

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?

The Last Frontier (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia

The story of the Podolsk cadets’ heroic stand outside Moscow in October 1941. Cadets were sent to the Ilyinsky line, fighting alongside units from the Soviet 43rd Army to hold back the German advance until reinforcements arrived. Hopelessly outnumbered, young men laid down their lives in a battle lasting almost two weeks to obstruct the far superior German forces advancing towards Moscow. Around 3,500 cadets and their commanding officers were sent to hold up the last line of defense outside Moscow. Most of them remained there for eternity.

Sobibor (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:51

Based on the true story, international historical project “Sobibor” is dedicated to the heroism of the Soviet o cer Alexander Pechersky. During the great Patriotic war, being in a Nazi concentration camp Sobibor he managed to do the impossible — for only three weeks to organize a revolt and mass escape of the prisoners. Part of the escapees were caught and shot, and the rest led by Pechersky managed to escape and joined the partisans.

The One (2015)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia
Duration02:08

During WWII a Soviet artillery unit is fighting Nazis while trying to do everything to save lives of a group of deaf children near their position.

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.

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.

Panfilov's 28 Men (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:24

USSR, Late November, 1941. Based on the account by reporter Vasiliy Koroteev that appeared in the Red Army's newspaper, Krasnaya Zvezda, shortly after the battle, this is the story of Panifilov's Twenty-Eight, a group of twenty-eight soldiers of the Red Army's 316th Rifle Division, under the command of General Ivan Panfilov, that stopped the advance on Moscow of a column of fifty-four Nazi tanks of the 11th Panzer Division for several days. Though armed only with standard issue Mosin-Nagant infantry rifles and DP and PM-M1910 machine guns, all useless against tanks, and with wholly inadequate RPG-40 anti-tank grenades and PTRD-41 anti-tank rifles, they fight tirelessly and defiantly, with uncommon bravery and unwavering dedication, to protect Moscow and their Motherland.

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.

White Tiger (2012)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genremilitary
CountryRussia
Duration01:44

Great Patriotic War, early 1940s. After barely surviving a battle with a mysterious, ghostly-white Tiger tank, Red Army Sergeant Ivan Naydenov becomes obsessed with its destruction.

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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.

In August of 1944 (2001)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, 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.

Tankers (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:25

The film is based on the true story about a Soviet KV-1 crew of a Soviet KV-1 tank, under the command of Semyon Konovalov , whom despite being heavily outnumbered by German forces, destroyed 16 tanks, 2 armored vehicles and 8 other enemy vehicles at the village of Nizhnemytyakin, Tarasovsky district, Rostov region on July 13th, 1942.

Ржев (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia

After several months of fierce fighting, the Red Army finally knocks the enemy out of the village of Ovsyannikovo, which costs huge losses - only a third of the personnel remain from the company. Exhausted to the limit, the soldiers are waiting for reinforcements, but an order comes from the headquarters - to keep the village at all costs, and this is tantamount to a death sentence. The company commander faces a difficult choice - either to lose the remnants of the company, following a meaningless command order, or to withdraw his people from mortar fire, but at the same time leave their positions and go to the tribunal for violating the order. In extremely realistic details, only one fierce battle is shown, in which, like in a drop of water, the whole truth about the war is reflected.

No Goodbyes (2018)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:55

October 1941. Thousands of fascists troops are advancing on Kalinin to capture the city and therefore open a direct route to Moscow. There are two thousand people able to defend the city and they are without tanks or artillery. The only hope of holding the enemy off is in the fifth infantry division convoy, who are about to pass through Kalinin station. But saboteurs intend to do everything to keep this from happening. The head of the Kalinin garrison, Major Sysoyev, struggles to keep order and calm in the city, and himself falls under suspicion of involvement with the subversive enemy group.

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.

The Star (2002)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:37

The film is based on the eponymous book by Emmanuil Kazakevich. In the summer of 1944 the Nazi Armies prepare a massive Tank Division named 'Viking" for the offensive on occupied Russian land. The Russian Army's special group of seven snipers named "Zvezda" is sent for a reconnaissance operation behind the enemy lines in the back of the Nazi Tank Division. Two previous Russian groups never came back. The seven Russians know that they are going to an almost certain Death for the sake of Victory.

The Cuckoo (2002)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:40

September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet Army, arrested by the Front Secret Police 'Smersh', has a narrow escape. They are soldiers of the two enemy armies. A Lapp woman Anni gives a shelter to both of them at her farm. For Anni they are not enemies, but just men.

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 Priest (2009)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia
Duration02:04

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The Spy (2012)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, adventure, detective
CountryRussia
Duration01:39

Spring 1941. Center of Moscow. Duel of the two intelligence services turns more and more tense.

Cry of Silence (2019)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:36

After a story of Tamara Tinberg, "Seventh Symphony". The Leningrad block. February 1942. Ends the worst blockade winter. Nina Voronova completely desperate. Her three-year-old son, Mitya, has weakened, and the ration cards have already been delivered two days in advance. Last hope - evacuation. But with small children do not take. Then the woman goes to a monstrous step - is evacuated, leaving her son alone in a frozen apartment. During the raid, the boy is saved by a teenage girl Katya Nikonorova. The girl gives Mitya for her brother and promises herself to do everything so that Mitya survived. No matter what.

In the Fog (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia, Germany, Netherlands, Latvia, Belarus
Duration02:07

Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces an impossible moral choice.

A Russian Youth (2020)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia

The story of a simple Russian youth who goes to the frontline in the First World War with the naïve and youthful dream of glory and medals. In the first battle he loses his eyesight and is left to serve as “listener-in” — to listen out for the approach of enemy planes through huge metal funnels and raise alarm.

Under Electric Clouds (2015)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama
CountryRussia, Poland, Ukraine
Duration01:41

Russia 2017. The world could be on the verge of a great war. People are anxious that things could fall apart. Evolving around an unfinished building, a diverse group of outsiders struggle to find their place in this rapidly changing society, making up the mosaic of existence that is life itself…

Anna Karenina (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:27

In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky. An eight part adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" from Vronsky's point of view.

In the Autumn of the 41st (2016)
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Genremelodrama, adventure, family, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:58

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Donbass. Borderland (2019)
Markimdb: 3
Genrethriller, drama, military
CountryRussia

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.

Alexandra (2007)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia, France
Duration01:35

Elderly Aleksandra visits her Russian soldier grandson, Denis, at the Chechen war front, providing comfort as she tours his army. All the while, Denis ponders the reason for her unexpected appearance.

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.




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