Russian war movies

List of the best Russian war movies selected by visitors to our site: The Battalion, Sobibor, In the Fog, Anna Karenina, Saving Leningrad, Stalingrad, Attraction, The Spy, Fortress of War, In the Autumn of the 41st.

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The Battalion (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:09
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotLove, War, Death
PlaceRussia
TimeWorld War I

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.

Sobibor (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:51
PlotWar, On real events, Uprising
PlaceConcentration camp, Russia
TimeWorld War II
StyleHeavy

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.

In the Fog (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia, Germany, Netherlands, Latvia, Belarus
Duration02:07
PlotWar, Survival, Death, False accusations
PlaceRussia, Forest
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy

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.

Anna Karenina (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:27
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Brides, Mothers
PlotLove, War, Time travel, Passion, Death
PlaceRussia, Italy, Moscow

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.

Saving Leningrad (2019)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:32
PlotWar, Survival, Friendship, Death
PlaceRussia
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Tense, Makes me think, Disturbing

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.

Stalingrad (2013)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration02:15
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotLove, War, On real events
PlaceRussia, USSR
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic, Depressive

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.

Attraction (2017)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, action
CountryRussia
Duration02:09
CharactersDogs, Teens, Aliens, Immortals, Military
PlotLove, War, Adventure, UFO, Skirmishes
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Russia, Moscow
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, For men

After an alien ship crash lands in a Russian city, many who see the inside and the occupants start to question their own existence while others demand the aliens leave Earth.

The Spy (2012)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, adventure, detective
CountryRussia
Duration01:39
CharactersSpy, Scouts, Hitler, Heroes, Stalin
PlotWar, Weapon, Rivalry
PlaceRussia
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, By books, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

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

Fortress of War (2010)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryBelarus, Russia
Duration02:11
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotLove, War, On real events, Survival, Cars
PlaceRussia
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

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.

In the Autumn of the 41st (2016)
Mark
Genremelodrama, adventure, family, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:58
CharactersFriends, Soldier
PlotWar, Revenge
PlaceRussia, USSR
StyleDisturbing

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A Russian Youth (2020)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Soldier
PlotWar, Aviation, Death
PlaceRussia, Russian Empire
TimeWorld War I

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.

Bastards (2006)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:38
CharactersHeroes, Military, Difficult teens
PlotWar, Death
PlaceRussia
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

A "Hitlerjugend" kind of story, set in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, based on a fictitious story from the eponymous book by Vladimir Kunin.

White Tiger (2012)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genremilitary
CountryRussia
Duration01:44
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Tanks, Obsession, Supernatural
PlaceRussia
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Serious, For men

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.

No Goodbyes (2018)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:55
CharactersSpy
PlotWar, Fight
PlaceRussia
TimeWorld War II
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Patriotic, Touching, Disturbing

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.

Burnt by the Sun (1994)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia
Duration02:31
PlotWar, Revenge, Friendship, Love triangle, Political
PlaceRussia
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching

Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin Dmitri from Moscow, who charms the women and little Nadia with his games and pianistic bravura. But Kotov isn't fooled: this is the time of Stalin's repression, with telephone calls in the middle of the night spelling doom - and he knows that Dmitri isn't paying a social call...

Panfilov's 28 Men (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:24
CharactersHeroes, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Death
PlaceRussia, USSR, Germany, Moscow
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleHeavy, Tense, Touching, Disturbing

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.

Battle for Sevastopol (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryRussia, Ukraine
Duration02:17
CharactersSnipers, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Death, Weapon, True love
PlaceRussia, USSR, Ukraine
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

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?

Under Electric Clouds (2015)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama
CountryRussia, Poland, Ukraine
Duration01:41
CharactersLosers, Fathers
PlotWar, Revolution, Death
PlaceRussia, Moscow
StyleAtmospheric, Vital signs

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…

The Honored Priest: Confession of a Samurai (2015)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:25
CharactersPriests
PlotWar
PlaceRussia

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.

Immortality Corridor (2019)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:00
PlotWar, Friendship, Death, Rivalry
PlaceRussia, USSR, Railway, Small cities
TimeWorld War II, Winter
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

Yesterday's Leningrad schoolgirl Masha Yablochkina, after a fierce blockade winter of 1941-1942, comes to the railway courses hoping to survive and gain strength. From there, the girl is sent to the construction of the Shlisselburg highway, which connects the city with the mainland and is in direct sight of German artillery. So the heroine gets into the 48th locomotive column of the special reserve NKPS, which, at the cost of the deadly risk, will have to deliver 75% of all cargo and military equipment to Leningrad.




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