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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: 6
Genredrama, western, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersHorses, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Dancing, Skirmishes, Revolution
PlaceTexas, Mexico
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Soulful, Heavy, Serious, For men

Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Fate, Rivalry
PlaceJungle
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of the 'heroes' are very reluctant, but they come good when they are pursued by the Japanese who are determined to prevent them returning to base.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:37
CharactersDogs, Horses, Military, Journalists, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Dancing
PlaceAfghanistan, Aircraft, Iraq
StyleBy books, Touching

In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. Luckily, she meets Tanya Vanderpoel, a fellow journalist who takes the shell-shocked reporter under her wing. Amid the militants, warlords and nighttime partying, Barker discovers the key to becoming a successful correspondent.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, biography
CountrySpain, USA, United Kingdom
CharactersSpecial Forces, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes, Death, Cheating, Rivalry
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

When Andrew Briggman—a young soldier in the US invasion of Afghanistan—witnesses other recruits killing innocent civilians under the direction of a sadistic Sergeant, he considers reporting them to higher-ups. However, the heavily-armed and increasingly-violent platoon becomes suspicious that someone in their ranks has turned on them, and Andrew begins to fear that he'll be the next target.

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: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

The film concentrates on the camaraderie and the divisions between the troops as they ready for the big offensive. Told in a taut narrative, the men of the 101st, led by Van Johnson, wait out the winter in the Ardennes forest to confront the German army in what would be the last major offensive of World War II. The men are demoralized and trapped, with no hope of support from the Allies.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Bulgaria
CharactersMilitary, Heroes, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Survival, War, Skirmishes
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleSerious, Patriotic

A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh, as it was known, was the bloodiest American engagement of the Afghan War in 2009 and Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Billiards, Rivalry
PlaceAircraft, Germany
TimeWorld War I
StyleFascinating, Serious, Disturbing

Spend time on both sides of World War I, partly with German flying ace Baron Manfred Von Richthofen (John Phillip Law), aka "The Red Baron," and his colorful "flying circus" of Fokker fighter planes, during the time from his arrival at the war front to his death in combat. On the other side is Roy Brown of the Royal Air Force, sometimes credited with shooting Richthofen down.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom
Duration02:14
CharactersTankman, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Tanks, Rivalry
PlaceGermany
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersSnipers, Terrorists, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Obsession
PlaceIraq
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq. However, when he finally returns home, he finds that he cannot leave the war behind.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Malta, Morocco
Duration02:20
CharactersCIA, Special Forces, Terrorists, Tough guys
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Skirmishes, Death
PlaceEmbassy
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing

An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Aviation
PlaceAircraft, Italy
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious, For men, Disturbing

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Sword Battles
PlaceEngland, Roman Empire
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon.

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, western, military, history
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotWar, On real events, Swimming, Rivalry
PlaceSubmarines, Ships, Ocean
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Touching, Serious

CSS Hunley tells the incredible true story of the crew of the manually propelled submarine CSS Hunley, during the siege of Charleston of 1864. It is a story of heroism in the face of adversity, the Hunley being the first submersible to sink an enemy boat in time of war. It also relates the human side of the story relating the uncommon and extaordinary temperament of the 9 men who led the Hunley into history and died valiantly accomplishing this feat.

Markimdb: 4.1
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Warriors, Veterans
PlotWar, On real events, Travel, Martial Arts, Hockey
PlaceIndonesia
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

Rusty Wittenburg is a Navy SEAL struggling to balance his family life and his job. He fights daily to maintain the line between reality and the nightmares his PTSD conjures up for him. Dedicated to his team and his mission, he is willing to give the ultimate sacrifice for his fellow brothers and teammates.

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: 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
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:05
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Adventure
PlaceVillage, England, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

Set in German-occupied Norway, resistance fighter Knut Straud enlists the reluctant physicist Rolf Pedersen in an effort to destroy the German heavy water production plant in rural Telemark.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryFrance
Duration01:44
CharactersSnipers, Special Forces, Terrorists, Heroes, Military
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Chase
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, For men

Afghanistan. War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the world’s most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit begins between her kidnappers who have no intention of letting their prey escape them and a group of soldiers who risk their lives in pursuit of their single aim – to bring her home alive. This strong, independent woman and these men of duty are thrown together and forced to confront situations of great danger that inextricably bind them – emotionally, violently and intimately.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:00
CharactersHeroes, Military, Students, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Patriotic, Serious, Disturbing

A civil war broke out in the 1950s between North and South Korea which changed the country forever. 71: Into the Fire centers on the struggles of 71 student soldiers who fought through the Korean War. Using real people and events based on the opening moves of the Battle of P'ohang-dong, the film exposes the personal and physical conflicts that these students faced when finding themselves on the last line of defense at P'ohang-dong Girl's Middle School against the NKPA's advancement, needing to hold out until back up from other Korean troops and the Allies arrived.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountrySouth Korea, China
Duration02:13
CharactersSamurai, Spy, Dragons, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Martial Arts, Passion
PlaceItaly, Deserts, China, Asia, Korea
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Soulful, Atmospheric, Heavy, Explicit scenes

In 1375, China was in chaos between Yuan Dynasty and Ming Dynasty. Coryo (an ancient kingdom of Korea then) sent a delegation of many diplomats, soldiers and a silent slave to make peace with the new Chinese government. However, this delegation got charged as spies and sent in exile to a remote desert.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlaceGermany
TimeWorld War II
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryAustralia
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Skirmishes, Fight
PlaceVietnam, Australia
StyleHeavy, Tense, Creepy, Serious, Disturbing

Vietnam War, 1966. Australia and New Zealand send troops to support the United States and South Vietnamese in their fight against the communist North. Soldiers are very young men, recruits and volunteers who have never been involved in a combat. On August 18th, members of Delta Company will face the true horror of a ruthless battle among the trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tân. They are barely a hundred. The enemy is a human wave ready to destroy them.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:20
CharactersHeroes, Military, Pilots
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Revenge, Aviation
PlaceAircraft, France
StyleRomantic, Exciting, For men, Disturbing

The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersSpecial Forces, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Chase
PlaceScotland
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic

The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlaceChina
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Korean War, April 1953. Lieutenant Clemons, leader of the King company of the United States Infantry, is ordered to recapture Pork Chop Hill, occupied by a powerful Chinese Army force, while, just seventy miles away, at nearby the village of Panmunjom, a tense cease-fire conference is celebrated.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:47
CharactersTankman, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Tanks
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Epic

In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent it, Hitler orders an all-out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:44
CharactersSharks, Military, Lawyers
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Dancing, Friendship
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Ocean, Court, Warships
TimeWorld War II
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Fascinating, Disturbing

The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.





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