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List of the best military films in the genre of action, selected by visitors to our site: The Balkan Line, Bastards, 1917, V2. Escape from Hell, Midway, Battle for Sevastopol, Stalingrad, 9th Company, Lone Survivor, Pearl Harbor.

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

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia, Serbia
Duration02:31
CharactersSpecial Forces, Soldier
PlotWar, Friendship
PlaceYugoslavia, Serbia
StyleAction, Patriotic

1999, Serbia is bombed and Kosovo region is left for plunder by bandits under command of Albanian warlord, Smuk. The removal of the human organs take place within the territories bandits have taken, the robberies, mass assassinations and genocide. Russian intelligence officer Bek Ethoev and former paratrooper turned mercenary Andrey Shatalov head a small detachment tasked with the dangerous mission to stop the terrorism, recapture the airfield used by the bandits and rescue Shatalov's love interest Yasna, who was captured to be harvested for organs, like the rest of the Serbian prisoners.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:38
CharactersHeroes, Military, Difficult teens
PlotWar, Death
PlaceRussia
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World 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.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, India, Spain, Canada, China
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar
TimeWorld War I
StyleExciting, Worth watching

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers.

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: 6.7
Genreaction, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, China, Canada, Hong Kong
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Emperors
PlotWar, On real events, Revenge, Sea battles, Aviation
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Ocean, Warships, Japan
TimeWorld War II

The story of the soldiers and aviators who helped turn the tide of the Second World War during the iconic Battle of Midway in June 1942.

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: 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: 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: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:56
CharactersSpecial Forces, Military, Soldier, Marines
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Skirmishes, Death
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Patriotic

Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find reserves of strength and resilience to fight to the finish.

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: 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: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersHorses, CIA, Special Forces, Terrorists, Heroes
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Death, Weapon
PlaceAfghanistan, Aircraft, Mountains
StyleExciting, Heavy, Touching, Disturbing

A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:14
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Apocalypse, Skirmishes
PlaceJungle, Vietnam, Asia
StylePsychological problems, Action, Depressive

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration02:25
CharactersKings, Knights, Military, Fathers, Warriors
PlotWar, Adventure, Travel, Death, Religious
PlaceItaly
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Heavy, Epic, Serious

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:20
PlotWar
StyleNumbers in the title

When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:20
CharactersSpy, Terrorists, Special agents
PlotSpecial services
PlaceChechnya, Russia, Caucasus
StyleAction

The ruthless extremist Bazgaev responsible for terrorist attacks which lead to deaths of hundreds of civilians, among them school children, is planning new actions. A group of security officers is to track and destroy him. Based on a true story.

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, thriller, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersCIA, Special Forces, Terrorists, Scouts, Heroes
PlaceSubmarines
StyleExciting, Patriotic, Serious, For men, Disturbing

When a covert mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative uncovers a chilling plot, an elite, highly trained U.S. SEAL team speeds to hotspots around the globe, racing against the clock to stop a deadly terrorist attack.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersPirates, Spy, Heroes, Military, Friends
PlotWar, Adventure, Sea battles, Expeditions, Rivalry
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Action, Serious

After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ferocious pursuit of glory against the safety of his devoted crew, including the ship's thoughtful surgeon, his best friend.

Markimdb: 3.2
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryChina
CharactersScientists, Pilots
PlotWar, Skirmishes, Aviation
PlaceChina, Hospitals
TimeWorld War II
StyleHeavy, Epic, Serious

An American pilot is sent to a Chinese province to teach a crew of would-be pilots how to fly war planes against the Japanese during World War II.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
Duration02:06
CharactersKings, Horses, Knights, Military, Wizards
PlotWar, Adventure, Revenge, Freedom, Sword Battles
PlaceScotland, Roman Empire
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleEpic

The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, Lucius Artorius Castus is the historical person behind the legend.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:00
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Hostage
PlaceChechnya, Russia
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

During the bloody war in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian soldiers are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the money for the British woman who is forced to wait for the ransom.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, comedy, military
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration02:01
CharactersGangsters, Jews, Soldier, Actors, Stars
PlotWar, Rivalry
PlaceJungle, Vietnam, Helicopters
StyleExciting, Smart, Fancy, Worth watching

Vietnam veteran 'Four Leaf' Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film, but Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive to get filming back on track, or risk its cancellation. On Tayback's advice, Cockburn drops the actors into the middle of the jungle to film the remaining scenes but, unbeknownst to the actors and production, the group have been dropped in the middle of the Golden Triangle, the home of heroin-producing gangs.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryJapan
Duration01:15
CharactersKings, Hired assassins, Slaves
PlotPursuit, Sword Battles
PlaceJapan, China
StyleExciting, Fascinating

Set in Qin Dynasty during the warring states period in ancient China. Shin was a war orphan. He has a dream of becoming a great general Shin has a fateful encounter with young King Eisei. King Eisei aims to unify all of China.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:42
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Friendship
PlaceChechnya
StyleAction, Soulful, Heavy

A young man who was raised in a children's home wants to go to the Chechen war. He believes in his heart that he belongs there and that in those difficult conditions he will make himself visible. After the training, Alexander enters the elite troops of the special forces and leaves for the harsh ordeals that wait for him in the war. He doesn't change his principles and manifests himself as a hero, who won't be a traitor, even if his life depends on it. The concepts of real friendship, love and honor are eternal values. After overcoming all hardships and learning the pain of loss, he finds his love and a home, where they will wait for him, where he comes home to from the war...

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, military, history
CountrySoviet Union

1942, the German Wehrmacht is trying to capture the Baku oilfields at the Black sea. Their biggest obstacle are the Caucasian Mountains and few Russians soldiers to stop them. The story revolves around an important Mountain Pass, that is heavily contested by both sides.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:39
CharactersSpy, Scouts, Military, Soldier
PlotLove, War, Skirmishes, Investigation, Friendship
PlaceEngland, France, Night Clubs
TimeWorld War II
StyleTense

In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
CharactersHorses, Snake, Hunters
PlotLove, Fight, Slavery, Money

An escaped slave travels north and has chance encounters with Frederick Douglass and John Brown. Based on the life story of Shields Green.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
CharactersTankman, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceGermany
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

Germany, May 1945, deep in the Harz Mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans preparing to ambush U.S. supply trucks.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryRussia, Germany, Kazakhstan
Duration02:06
CharactersKings, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, On real events, Slavery, Political, Dreams
PlaceMongolia
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFascinating, Epic, Serious, For men

The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, a slave who went on to conquer half the world in the 11th century.





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