Soviet movies about the war

List of movies about the Second World War, the Great Patriotic War and other wars selected by visitors to our site: Come and See, Only Old Men Are Going to Battle, The Dawns Here Are Quiet, Fate of a Man, The Cranes Are Flying, Ballad of a Soldier, At War as at War, The Alive and the Dead, Alexander Nevsky, One-Two, Soldiers Were Going....

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Come and See (1985)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, military, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:16

The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On returning home, Florya finds his family and fellow peasants massacred. His continued survival amidst the brutal debris of war becomes increasingly nightmarish, a battle between despair and hope.

Only Old Men Are Going to Battle (1973)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:27

Bogdan Titarenko is very talented pilot and brave leader of "Singing group". He also must look after some new cadets and fight together with them against German Luftwaffe planes. Close to Bogdan always are his friends, they are all from different parts of the country, but they all became real brothers.

The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, military, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:40

Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal Vaskov is stationed with a group of many young women in training.

Fate of a Man (1959)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:37

The story of a man (Andrey Sokolov) whose life was ruthlessly crippled by World War II. His wife and daughters were killed during the bombing of his village, he spent some time as a prisoner, and his only son was killed in action only a few days before the victory...

The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:37

Veronika and Boris come together in Moscow shortly before World War II. Walking along the river, they watch cranes fly overhead, and promise to rendezvous before Boris leaves to fight. Boris misses the meeting and is off to the front lines, while Veronika waits patiently, sending letters faithfully. After her house is bombed, Veronika moves in with Boris' family, into the company of a cousin with his own intentions.

Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:29

During World War II, earnest young Russian soldier Alyosha Skvortsov is rewarded with a short leave of absence for performing a heroic deed on the battlefield. Feeling homesick, he decides to visit his mother. Due to his kindhearted nature, however, Alyosha is repeatedly sidetracked by his efforts to help those he encounters, including a lovely girl named Shura. In his tour of a country devastated by war, he struggles to keep hope alive.

At War as at War (1968)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:30

The film tells about the fighting everyday life of the crew of self-propelled guns during the liberation of Right-Bank Ukraine. Junior Lieutenant Maleshkin, an unshooted graduate of the school, commands the crew of the self-propelled gun SU-100. All the subordinates of Maleshkin are older than him and much more experienced. The authority of the young commander is tested at every step, he quarrels, then reconciles with his crew. In addition, Maleshkin is very dissatisfied with the battery commander, he now and then threatens to remove the sluggish young officer from the command. In the crew of Maleshkin, various troubles constantly occur: either the driver will catch the commandant’s eyes in an untidy, grimy look, then a combat grenade with a dropped check will be discovered in the car, or a breakdown will occur just at the moment the regiment enters the march.

The Alive and the Dead (1963)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration03:21

A Russian war correspondent is drafted into the war and finds himself in the middle of battle. When he loses his party card, however, he is treated as a deserter until he finds help from a kind man. This Soviet war feature was considerably outspoken for the time as it addressed issues such as anti-Stalinism, Siberia and the inhumanity of war. Adapting his screenplay from a book by Constantin Simonov, Alexandre Stolper was responsible for writing as well as directing.

Alexander Nevsky (1938)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:51

When German knights invade Russia, Prince Alexander Nevsky must rally his people to resist the formidable force. After the Teutonic soldiers take over an eastern Russian city, Alexander stages his stand at Novgorod, where a major battle is fought on the ice of frozen Lake Chudskoe. While Alexander leads his outnumbered troops, two of their number, Vasili and Gavrilo, begin a contest of bravery to win the hand of a local maiden.

One-Two, Soldiers Were Going... (1976)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:27

The families of 18 soldiers who heroically died in 1944 are meeting at the place of the squad last battle.

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Liberation: The Fire Bulge (1970)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountrySoviet Union, Poland, Yugoslavia, East Germany, Italy
Duration01:33

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Ivan's Childhood (1962)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:36

Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy's war-ravaged youth.

Officers (1971)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:31

Two friends are army officers, and the turbulent times throw them from the Civil War in the early 20s to the Soviet conflict in Finland, from China to the Urals.

Remember Your Name (1974)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union, Poland

Beginning of WWII. Zinaida, a Russian woman, is taken prisoner by the Germans and sent to Auschwitz concentration camp together with several other women. She is imprisoned with her baby son, Gena, who is learning to walk and takes his first steps in the snow, in the concentration camp. They spend a few years together in the camp until they are separated, first within Auschwitz itself, then, for good, when the Germans are losing the war and decide to evacuate.

Waterloo (1970)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryItaly, Soviet Union
Duration02:08

After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of Wellington, beat Napolean's best generals in Spain and Portugal, but now must beat Napoleon himself with an Anglo Allied army.

The Red and the White (1967)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, military
CountryHungary, Soviet Union

In 1919, Hungarian Communists aid the Bolsheviks' defeat of Czarists, the Whites. Near the Volga, a monastery and a field hospital are held by one side then the other.

Night Witches (1981)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremilitary
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:20

Film will be based on the female flying unit that fought in the Battle of Moscow. They were dubbed "Night Witches" by the frightened German soldiers because of the deadly stealth of their light planes.

Vivat, Naval Cadets! (1991)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, adventure, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:20

In the second movie the Naval Cadets are guarding the princess coming from Germany to marry a Russian prince.

Sunflower (1970)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, military
CountryItaly, France, Soviet Union
Duration01:47

At the end of World War II, Giovanna, a war bride living near Milan refuses to accept that her husband, Antonio, missing on the Russian front, is dead. There's a flashback to their brief courtship near her hometown of Naples, his 12-day leave to marry her, ruses to keep from deployment, and the ultimate farewell. Some years after the war, still with no word from Antonio, Giovanna goes to Russia to find him, starting in the town near the winter battle when he disappeared. Armed with his photograph, what will she find?

They Fought for Their Motherland (1975)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:40

In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Russian army protects the bridgehead of the Don River against the German army while the retreating Russian troops cross the bridge. While they move back to the Russian territory through the countryside, the soldiers show their companionship, sentiments, fears and heroism to defend their motherland.

Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:49

As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.

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?

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, drama
CountryUSA, Canada, Bulgaria, Australia
Duration01:42

Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300," this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield--on the sea--as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. "300: Rise of an Empire" pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemesia, the vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Apocalypse Now (1979)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:14

At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory.

Outside the Wire (2021)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, Hungary

In the near future, a drone pilot is sent into a deadly militarized zone and must work with an android officer to locate a doomsday device.

War and Peace, Part I: Andrei Bolkonsky (1966)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration06:13

The first film of a four-part adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s 1869 novel . In St. Petersburg of 1805, Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a rich nobleman, is introduced to high society. His friend, Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, joins the Imperial Russian Army as aide-de-camp of General Mikhail Kutuzov in the War of the Third Coalition against Napoleon.

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53

Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same day and is forced to fight and die again... and again - as physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop.

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.

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.

The Shield and the Sword (1969)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, adventure, military
CountrySoviet Union, Poland, East Germany
Duration03:11

Soviet spy film , based on a novel by Vadim Kozhevnikov, who was Secretary of the Soviet Writers' Union.




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