Russian war movies

List of the best Russian war movies selected by visitors to our site: Battle for Sevastopol, The Battalion, Pearl Harbor, T-34, Stalingrad, Panfilov's 28 Men, Fortress of War, The Last Frontier, Ржев, V2. Escape from Hell.

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: 7.1
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?

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:03
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Soldier, Pilots
PlotLove, War, Survival, Death, Love triangle
PlaceAircraft, Ocean, England, Warships, Japan
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, To cry, Patriotic, Long

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
CharactersTankman, Heroes
PlotOn real events, Racing, Tanks, Prison Break, The escape
PlaceRussia
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II, Winter
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Touching, Numbers in the title

In 1944, a courageous group of Russian soldiers managed to escape from German captivity in a half-destroyed legendary T-34 tank. Those were the times of unforgettable bravery, fierce fighting, unbreakable love, and legendary miracles.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration02:15
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotLove, War, On real events
PlaceRussia, USSR
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World 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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:24
CharactersTankman, Heroes, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Tanks, 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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryBelarus, Russia
Duration02:11
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotLove, War, On real events, Survival, Cars
PlaceRussia
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World 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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
CharactersTeens, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleExciting, Action, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
CharactersSoldier
PlotWar, Death
PlaceUSSR
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleHeavy, Tense, Epic, Serious, For men

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.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryRussia
CharactersMilitary, Pilots, Test pilots
PlotWar, The escape
PlaceConcentration camp
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II

Mikhail Devyatayev, a captured Soviet pilot who leads an escape from a German concentration camp by hijacking an aircraft.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:51
CharactersJews
PlotWar, On real events, Uprising
PlaceConcentration camp, Russia
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World 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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryRussia, USA, Belarus
Duration01:58
CharactersSpy, Scouts
PlotWar
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleAtmospheric

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.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genremilitary
CountryRussia
Duration01:44
CharactersTankman, Military, 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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:54
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Orphans
PlotWar, Survival, Friendship
PlaceSiberia
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

It is late spring of 1942, and the Great Patriotic War is in full swing. A long way off from the front-line, at some God-forgotten junction, the Germans make an air landing operation in an attempt to get through to the Kirov railway and the White Sea - the Baltic Sea Canal. These aren't just ordinary paratroopers. This is a team of seasoned and highly trained infiltrators, the elite of the Waffen-SS, superhumans. The only thing in their way is an anti-aircraft artillery unit of corporal Vaskov and five young women in training. It may seem like a fight of local significance, but the countrys main strategic transportation artery is at stake. Can the corporal and his 'petite newbies' prevent Nazi sabotage and at what cost?

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia, Ukraine, Finland
Duration02:19
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship, Death
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:25
CharactersTankman, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, Tanks, Revenge, Friendship, Death
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleExciting, Patriotic, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia
Duration02:08
CharactersMilitary, Friends
PlotWar
TimeGreat Patriotic War
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, For men

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:37
CharactersSnipers, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Death
PlaceUSSR
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:55
CharactersSpy
PlotWar, Fight
PlaceRussia
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:50
CharactersFriends, Orphans
PlotLove, War, Survival
PlaceRussia, USSR
StyleFascinating

By miracle he avoided death and returns to the house where he was born. In the house now lives the love of his life. But the hope for happiness turns sour with a terrible discovery: his beloved is the daughter of his enemy.

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.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:51
CharactersSoldier, Nurses
PlotLove, War
PlaceRussia
StyleFascinating

Andrey Kulikov goes to Paris to visit the grave of his great-grandfather, Andrey Dolmatov, who had been an officer in the White Army during the Russian Revolution. On the headstone of the grave next to his great-grandfather's, he notices the face of a young woman. Later, while walking through Paris, Andrey sees a woman, Vera, who looks just like the young woman he had seen on the headstone. And so begins the telling of two love stories, separated by three generations and one hundred years.

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.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
CountryRussia
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Political
PlaceOcean, Warships
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Heavy, Serious

Very little time has passed since the beginning of World War II. The young captain of the ship receives a crucial task - to deliver a secret cargo. But besides this, prisoners are brought on board. During swimming, convicts riot. At the same time, an enemy aircraft is circling the ship. In this difficult moment, the crew of the ship have to join forces with the prisoners, because this is the only way to resist death...

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:52
CharactersClairvoyants
PlotWar, Survival, Superpowers, Loneliness, Religious
PlaceIslands, Russia
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Makes me think, Serious

Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredetective, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:14
CharactersInvestigators
PlotWar, Investigation, Death
StyleExciting

Perm, Siberia, 1918. the central Siberian White guard corps under the command of a young general Anatoliy Pepelyaev have taken the city. the army is exhausted and running short on supplies. the General tasks the Permian merchants with collecting the money needed for the survival of the army much to their dismay. madame chagina, a rich widow answers the call and presents general with a massive diamond... only to have it mysteriously disappear the next day. recently sentenced to death red Army investigator Andrei murzin is brought in to nd the precious contribution. murzin must nd the diamond in exchange for a chance to save his life.





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