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List of the best movies like Fortress of War (2010): Stalingrad, Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers, Battle for Sevastopol, Alexander Nevsky, The Heroes of Telemark, Age of Heroes, Fury, Battleground, Red Tails, The Star.

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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: 3.4
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Military, Friends, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship
PlaceGermany
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Fascinating, Epic, Serious, For men

Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret navigation equipment needed to guide the main airborne assault on D-Day.

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: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:51
CharactersKnights, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, On real events, Betrayal
PlaceRussia
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Patriotic, Epic

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.

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: 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: 7.6
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: 7.5
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: 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: 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: 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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Sea battles
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Epic, Serious

This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:53
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Revenge, Revolution
PlaceVillage, Italy, Deserts
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious, For men

This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya in WWII. It gives western viewers a glimpse into this little-known region and chapter of history, and exposes the savage means by which the conquering army attempted to subdue the natives.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:23
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Rivalry
PlaceKorea
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

Jun-shik, who works for Tatsuo’s grandfather’s farm while Korea is colonized by Japan, dreams about participating in the Tokyo Olympics as a marathon runner. Tatsuo also aims to become a marathon runner, so the two become rivals. But the war breaks out and they both are forced to enlist in the army. Tatsuo becomes the head of defense in Jun-shik’s unit and he devises a scheme but fails. Jun-shik and Tatsuo are held captive by the Soviets. They run away but soon are captured by the Germans and forced to separate. In 1944, they meet again on the shores of Normandy.

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
Genredrama, military, history
CountryNetherlands, Belgium
CharactersHorses, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy

During World War II in the freezing winter of 1944-45 the western Netherlands are in the grip of a famine. Many people move east to provide for their families. Fourteen year old Michiel can't wait to join the Dutch resistance, to the dismay of his father, who, as mayor, works to prevent escalations in the village.

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: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryIndia
Duration03:05
CharactersKings, Military, Soldier, Warriors
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceIndia
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Patriotic, Epic, Serious

In 1897, an army of 21 Sikhs battles 10,000 Afghans to prevent the Saragarhi Fort from being taken down.

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: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryGermany, France, Austria
Duration02:00
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Intrigue, Rivalry
PlaceCourt, France, Beach
TimeWorld War II
StyleFascinating, Serious, Disturbing

The story of the final seven months in the life of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Political
PlaceAircraft, Islands, Hospitals, Australia, Pearl Harbor
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious, For men

The crew of an Air Force bomber arrives in Pearl Harbor in the aftermath of the Japanese attack and is sent on to Manila to help with the defense of the Philippines.

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: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryJapan, USA
Duration02:24
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Radio, Uprising
PlaceJapan, Pearl Harbor
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had surprised the Americans, covers the days leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, which plunged America into the Second World War.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryChina
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Fight
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious

Directed by Shen Dong and starring Ray Lui, An Yixuan and Yuan Wenkang, Death and Glory in Changde recalls one of the most cruel and controversial battles during China's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1937-45), Changde Battle, in November 1943.

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: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:56
CharactersSpy, Tankman, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceGermany
TimeWorld War II
StyleHeavy, Tense, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and the presence of two crack German Panzer divisions meant that the final part of this operation (the bridge in Arnhem over the Rhine, the titular 'bridge too far') was doomed to failure.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Adventure
PlaceJapan, China, Asia
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, By books, Depressive, Serious, For men

In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, military, history
CountryPoland
Duration01:59
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Missing people
PlaceRussia, USSR, Poland
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleDepressive, Serious

An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, military, history
CountryItaly, Yugoslavia, West Germany
Duration02:24
CharactersHorses, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Political, Rivalry
PlaceVillage, Yugoslavia
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic, Depressive

In January 1943 the German army, afraid of an Allied invasion of the Balkans, launched a great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for the Partisan forces and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river Neretva.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:08
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Political, Justice
PlaceAfrica, Deserts
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic, Serious

English General Charles George Gordon is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under threat of being conquered by a Muslim army.





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