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List of the best movies like The Battalion (2015): Pearl Harbor, Hacksaw Ridge, Allied, Mamangam, A Russian Youth, Battle for Sevastopol, Fortress of War, Frantz, Panfilov's 28 Men, The Dawns Here Are Quiet.

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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: 8.1
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:29
CharactersTeens, Snipers, Heroes, Military, Alcoholics
PlotLove, War, On real events, Survival, Death
PlaceJapan, Bunker
TimeWorld War II
StylePopular, To cry, Inspirational, Patriotic, Tense

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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: 6.2
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryIndia
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship, Freedom
TimeWorld War I
StylePatriotic, Serious

Based on the medieval fair called Mamankam, which was celebrated every 12 years between 800 AD and 1755 AD, the story of the film is supposedly about a brave warrior of Malabar and his loyal soldiers.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Soldier
PlotWar, Aviation, Death
PlaceRussia, Russian Empire
TimeWorld War I

The story of a simple Russian youth who goes to the frontline in the First World War with the naïve and youthful dream of glory and medals. In the first battle he loses his eyesight and is left to serve as “listener-in” — to listen out for the approach of enemy planes through huge metal funnels and raise alarm.

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: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryFrance, Germany
Duration02:05
CharactersMusicians, Soldier
PlotLove, War, Dancing, Passion, Friendship
PlaceTrains, Germany, Hotels
TimeWorld War I
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Touching, Black and White

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:24
CharactersTankman, Heroes, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Tanks, Death
PlaceRussia, USSR, Germany, Moscow
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleHeavy, Tense, Touching, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:54
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Orphans
PlotWar, Survival, Friendship
PlaceSiberia
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

It is late spring of 1942, and the Great Patriotic War is in full swing. A long way off from the front-line, at some God-forgotten junction, the Germans make an air landing operation in an attempt to get through to the Kirov railway and the White Sea - the Baltic Sea Canal. These aren't just ordinary paratroopers. This is a team of seasoned and highly trained infiltrators, the elite of the Waffen-SS, superhumans. The only thing in their way is an anti-aircraft artillery unit of corporal Vaskov and five young women in training. It may seem like a fight of local significance, but the countrys main strategic transportation artery is at stake. Can the corporal and his 'petite newbies' prevent Nazi sabotage and at what cost?

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: 5.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:50
CharactersFriends, Orphans
PlotLove, War, Survival
PlaceRussia, USSR
StyleFascinating

By miracle he avoided death and returns to the house where he was born. In the house now lives the love of his life. But the hope for happiness turns sour with a terrible discovery: his beloved is the daughter of his enemy.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia, Germany, Netherlands, Latvia, Belarus
Duration02:07
PlotWar, Survival, Death, False accusations
PlaceRussia, Forest
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy

Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces an impossible moral choice.

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: 7.5
Genredrama, military, history
CountryLatvia
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Death
TimeWorld War I
StylePatriotic

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.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, military, history
CountryFrance, United Kingdom
Duration01:38
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Friendship, Fate
TimeWorld War I
StyleFascinating, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

The Trench tells the story of a group of young British soldiers on the eve of the Battle of the Somme in the summer of 1916, the worst defeat in British military history. Against this ill-fated backdrop, the movie depicts the soldiers' experience as a mixture of boredom, fear, panic, and restlessness, confined to a trench on the front lines.

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: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, military, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:24
CharactersDogs, Teens, Firefighters, Teachers, Strong women
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship, Death, Chase
PlaceParty, Germany
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleSmart

In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, military, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:10
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Soldier, Parents, Mothers
PlotLove, War
PlaceJapan, Korea

Two Korean girls, Jung-Min (14) and Young-hee (15) are kidnapped by the Japanese Imperial Army and taken to a 'Comfort Station' in China. There, they join other kidnapped girls in serving Japanese soldiers as sexual slaves known as 'Comfort Women'. Decades later, an elderly lady attempts to reunite with the spirit of her lost friend. Inspired by the testimony of Kang Il-chul.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:31
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Fight, Friendship
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, For men, Disturbing

A story about two young men during the last days of WWII.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, western, military, history
CountryMexico
Duration02:25
CharactersHorses, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Death, Uprising
PlaceMexico
StyleSoulful, Epic, Serious

A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929), which was touched off by a rebellion against the Mexican government's attempt to secularize the country.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:25
CharactersTankman, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, Tanks, Revenge, Friendship, Death
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleExciting, Patriotic, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

The film is based on the true story about a Soviet KV-1 crew of a Soviet KV-1 tank, under the command of Semyon Konovalov , whom despite being heavily outnumbered by German forces, destroyed 16 tanks, 2 armored vehicles and 8 other enemy vehicles at the village of Nizhnemytyakin, Tarasovsky district, Rostov region on July 13th, 1942.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration02:27
CharactersLifeguards, Military, Friends, Soldier, Pilots
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Death, Fear
PlaceSea, Ships, England, Warships, France
TimeWorld War II
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Epic, Best soundtracks, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryChina, USA, Hong Kong
Duration02:34
CharactersSoldier
PlotLove, War, Death, Shipwreck, Hatred
PlaceShips
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Fascinating, Serious

A story of three couples and their intertwining love stories set in 1940s Taiwan and Shanghai, centered around the 1949 sinking of Taiping.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:00
PlotWar, Friendship, Death, Rivalry
PlaceRussia, USSR, Railway, Small cities
TimeWorld War II, Winter
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

Yesterday's Leningrad schoolgirl Masha Yablochkina, after a fierce blockade winter of 1941-1942, comes to the railway courses hoping to survive and gain strength. From there, the girl is sent to the construction of the Shlisselburg highway, which connects the city with the mainland and is in direct sight of German artillery. So the heroine gets into the 48th locomotive column of the special reserve NKPS, which, at the cost of the deadly risk, will have to deliver 75% of all cargo and military equipment to Leningrad.

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: 7.4
Genredrama, adventure, military, history
CountryAustralia
Duration01:50
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship, Political, Justice
PlaceEgypt, Africa, Deserts, Australia, Turkey
TimeWorld War I
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Touching, Depressive, Serious

As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank—both agile runners—become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli peninsula, a brutal eight-month conflict which pit the British and their allies against the Ottoman Empire and left over 500,000 men dead.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryRussia
CharactersMilitary
PlotLove, Revolution, Pursuit, Political
PlaceRussia, USSR, Caucasus
TimeWorld War I
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious

Having dedicated his life to the preparation of the revolution in the Russian Empire, Vladimir Lenin, living in exile in Switzerland, desperately seeks a way back to Russia to take control. Options are few when Lenin receives an offer from Alexander Parvus, the most infamous of political opportunists, who has made a deal with Germany to sponsor the revolution under Lenin's command and smuggle Lenin and his comrades into Russia. Aware that making a deal with 2 devils could cost him everything including his political influence, Lenin knows he must outsmart and outmaneuver Parvus and the Germans at any cost...

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:32
PlotWar, Survival, Friendship, Death
PlaceRussia
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Tense, Makes me think, Disturbing

September 1941. In a turn of events young lovebirds Kostya and Nastya find themselves on board of a barge that will evacuate people from sieged Leningrad. At night the barge gets into the storm. When it starts sinking, enemy planes - but not rescuers - are the first to arrive at the scene.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, military, history
CountryPoland
Duration01:38
CharactersWolves, Jews, Soldier, Sisters, Farmers
PlotLove, War, On real events, Survival, Wedding
PlaceVillage, Trains, Forest, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Makes me think, Disturbing

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.





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