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Afghan Breakdown 1991
A drama about the last days of a specific Russian regiment stationed in Afghanistan, before the main troop withdrawal in 1985.
List of the best movies like Afghan Breakdown (1991): Buffalo Soldiers, Waterloo, A War, Time to Kill, Blizzard of Souls, Uri: The Surgical Strike, 5 Days of War, The Wall, 12 Strong, There Be Dragons.

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Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:34

Set just before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Sgt. Ray Elwood is an American soldier stationed at a German army camp. A soldier because a judge gave him a choice between the army and jail, Ray spends much of his free time cooking cocaine for the MPs. When a soldier dies and a toxicology screen shows an alarming level of illegal narcotics, someone is sent in to investigate.

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.

A War (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, military
CountryDenmark, France
Duration01:40

Company commander Claus Michael Pedersen and his men are stationed in Helmand, Afghanistan. Meanwhile back in Denmark, with a husband at war and three children missing their father, everyday life is a struggle for Claus' wife Maria. During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in heavy Taliban crossfire. In order to save his men, Claus makes a decision that ultimately sees him return to Denmark accused of a war crime.

Time to Kill (1989)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genredrama, military
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:50

1936, Italian army is invading Ethiopia. Lieutenant Silvestri suffering toothache decides to reach the nearest camp hospital. But the lorry has an accident and stop near a rock, so Silvestri continues by walk. On his way he meets and rapes a wonderful young Ethiopian. He also wound her when he shot to a wild animal, and later kills her to avoid further pain. When he finally reaches the hospital, he realizes he gets probably leprosy. Trying to escape from Ethiopia Silvestri will kill again. But surprises aren't still over.

Blizzard of Souls (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, military, history
CountryLatvia

The love story of sixteen-year-old Arturs is interrupted by the First World War. After losing his mother and his home, he finds some consolation in joining the army, because this is the first time national battalions are allowed in the Russian Empire. But war is nothing like Arturs imagined – no glory, no fairness. It is brutal and painful. Arturs is now completely alone as war takes the lives of his father and brother. Also, no progress is made in the promised quick resolution of the war and timely return home. Within the notion that only he alone cares about returning home and that his homeland is just a playground for other nations, Arturs finds strength for the final battle and eventually returns home to start everything from scratch, just like his newly born country.

Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryIndia
Duration02:24

Following the roguish terrorist attacks at Uri Army Base camp in Kashmir, India takes the fight to the enemy, in its most successful covert operation till date with one and only one objective of avenging their fallen heroes.

5 Days of War (2011)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryGeorgia, USA
Duration01:48

An American journalist and his cameraman are caught in the combat zone during the first Russian airstrikes against Georgia. Rescuing Tatia, a young Georgian schoolteacher separated from her family during the attack, the two reporters agree to help reunite her with her family in exchange for serving as their interpreter. As the three attempt to escape to safety, they witness--and document--the devastation from the full-scale crossfire and cold-blooded murder of innocent civilians.

The Wall (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

An American sniper and his spotter engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with an Iraqi sniper.

12 Strong (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:34

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.

There Be Dragons (2011)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, military, biography
CountrySpain, USA, Argentina
Duration02:02

Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life.While researching the life of Josemaria Escriva, the controversial founder of Opus Dei, the young journalist Robert uncovers hidden stories of his estranged father Manolo, and is taken on a journey through the dark, terrible secrets of his family’s past.

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Killing Lincoln (2013)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

April 14, 1865. One gunshot. One assassin hell-bent on killing a tyrant, as he charged the 16th President of the United States. And in one moment, our nation was forever changed. This is the most dramatic and resonant crime in American history: the true story of the killing of Abraham Lincoln. From Executive Producers Ridley Scott and Tony Scott, and narrated by Tom Hanks, National Geographic Channel's first ever docudrama, Killing Lincoln, based on the New York Times bestseller, combines re-creations with historical insight in a thrilling chronicle of the final days of President Lincoln and his assassin, John Wilkes Booth.

On the Milky Road (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, military
CountrySerbia, United Kingdom, USA, Argentina
Duration02:16

A man, shaken by fate after his wife's death, chooses to be a monk.

Tubelight (2017)
Markimdb: 3.8
Genredrama, military
CountryIndia, USA, United Kingdom, Canada, China

Laxman Singh Bisht is nicknamed tube light by his neighbours because he is feeble-minded. Despite being special, Laxman lives by one life-lesson; keep your faith alive and you can do almost anything, even stop a war.

Rainbow: A Private Affair (2017)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryItaly, France

Summer 1943, Piedmont, Italy. Milton loves Fulvia who plays with his love: she only likes the depth of his thought and the letters he writes to her. One year later, Milton has joined the Resistance and fights beside other partisans. He learns during a conversation that Fulvia was secretly in love with his best friend Giorgio, a partisan like him. Milton decides to go find Giorgio in the Langhe region of Italy with all its misty hills...But Giorgio has just been arrested by the Fascists.

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?

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.

Jarhead: Law of Return (2019)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany

Major Ronan Jackson (Devon Sawa), an accomplished fighter pilot for the Israel Defense Forces and son of a U.S. Senator (Robert Patrick), is shot down while flying through Syrian airspace. After miraculously surviving the crash, Jackson is taken captive by a group of Hezbollah militiamen. A gripping and powerful story packed with hard-hitting action, Jarhead: Law of Return follows a squad of elite soldiers, led by Gunnery Sergeant Dave Torres (Amaury Nolasco), as they risk their own lives in the hopes of saving an ally they've never met.

Dunkirk (2017)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration02:27

The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.

Bruc: The Manhunt (2010)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama, military, history
CountrySpain

Spain, 1808. The Napoleonic Army suffers its first defeat at the hands of a single man: a drummer boy who used the Montserrat mountains to echo his drums and send the enemy troops into a panicked retreat. When the news reaches Napoleon, he furiously orders the captain of the Imperial Guard to bring back the head of the young hero responsible for his army's defeat…

The Desert of the Tartars (1976)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, military, history
CountryItaly, France, West Germany
Duration02:20

Lieutenant Giovanni Drogo is assigned to the old Bastiani border fortress where he expects an imminent attack by nomadic fearsome Tartars.

The Search (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military
CountryFrance, Georgia
Duration02:29

A woman who works for a non-governmental organization (NGO) forms a special relationship with a young boy in war-torn Chechnya.

Hatred (2016)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, military, history
CountryPoland
Duration01:38

Summer of 1939. Zosia is a young Polish girl who is deeply in love with Ukrainian Petro. Their great love will be put to the test when her father decides to marry her to a wealthy widower Skiba. Right after wedding she is left alone because her husband is drafted to the Polish army for the war with Germany. Meanwhile, tensions grow due to Jews, Poles, and Ukrainians living side by side.

Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryItaly, USA

Miracle at St. Anna chronicles the story of four American soldiers who are members of the all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II.

Flanders (2006)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryFrance

André Demester secretly and painfully loves Barbe, his childhood friend, accepting from her the little that she gives him. He leaves home to be a soldier in a war in a far off land. Barbarity, camaraderie and fear turn him into a warrior. As the seasons go by, Barbe, alone and wasting away, waits for the soldiers to return. Will Demester’s boundless love for Barbe save him?

Father of a Soldier (1965)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:27

During World War II, оld Georgian peasant wine-grower Georgy (Sergo Zakariadze) leaves his Georgian village and goes off to the front line, hoping to find his son. George should see and transfer a lot of things, he becomes a soldier and only in the last days of war finds the son...

The Forty-First (1956)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:33

An unexpected romance occurs for a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer.

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.

Captain Conan (1996)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, military
CountryFrance
Duration02:09

The last days of World War I, Eastern front. Captain Conan, a lone wolf, a true warrior, leads a band of ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat; they are not fit for peacetime, they only feel really alive in the chaos of the battlefield.

The Skin (1981)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military
CountryItaly, France
Duration02:10

Naples, year 1943, in the middle of World War II. The city has just be liberated by American troops in an era in which nobody knows just when the war or where begins the peace; winners and losers face...

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:37

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.




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