Great patriotic war movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant great patriotic war movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out rough, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, realistic and exciting films and TV shows about / with great patriotic war, world war two, soldier, soviet army, battles, military, red army, courage, danger and war plots mostly in War, Drama and Action genres shot in Soviet Union, Russia, Ukraine and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as great patriotic war: The Penal Battalion (2004), T-34 (2018), The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972), Father of a Soldier (1964), Ballad about the Bomber (2011), White Tiger (2012), Ivan's Childhood (1962), Frontier (2018), Trial on the Road (1986), Come and See (1985).

List of great patriotic war movies

The Penal Battalion (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 535 min.
TV show
Story: The authors of the television series studied archival materials and military chronicles. The last series ends with a demonstration of the list of penalty parts, which from 1942 to 1945 fought on the Soviet fronts.
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: great patriotic war, soviet army, world war two, russian soldier, infantry, pow, soviet soldier, red army, wehrmacht, escape, priest, killed in action ...
Time: 1940s
Place: soviet union, russia
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 6.7
 9K
T-34 (2018)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1944, a courageous group of Russian soldiers managed to escape from German captivity in a half-destroyed legendary T-34 tank. Those were the times of unforgettable bravery, fierce fighting, unbreakable love, and legendary miracles.
Style: based on true events, disturbing, suspense, uplifting, exciting ...
Plot: tank, great patriotic war, fascist, world war two, russian soldier, prison escape, captivity, soviet soldier, battles, homecoming, wartime, heroes ...
Time: year 1941, year 1944, 1940s
Place: russia
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The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal ...
Style: based on true events, disturbing, epic, tragic ending, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, great patriotic war, war, military, soviet army, soviet, heroic mission, military life, wartime life, battles, friendship ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia, soviet union
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Father of a Soldier (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, touching, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: great patriotic war, father son relationship, military, death of son, soldier, fatherhood, dead son, wound, world war two, red army, frontline, generation ...
Time: 1940s
Place: russia, caucasus, georgia (former ussr), berlin germany
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Only Old Men Are Going to Battle (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bogdan Titarenko is very talented pilot and brave leader of "Singing group". He also must look after some new cadets and fight together with them against German Luftwaffe planes. Close to Bogdan always are his friends, they are all from ...
Style: rough, sentimental, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: fighter pilot, soviet, great patriotic war, aerial combat, aviation, fighter plane, love, camaraderie, patriotism, life & death, friendship between men, music ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ukraine, ussr, russia
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Ballad about the Bomber (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 181 min.
Story: During World War II, a soviet aircraft crashes on Nazi-occupied territory. But the pilot Grivtsov and his beloved radio operator Katya miraculously survive. Another survivor is flight navigator Linko, who ejected from the plane. Each of them has to ...
Style: suspenseful, sad, captivating, suspense
Plot: great patriotic war, traitor, behind enemy lines, sabotage, propaganda, airplane shot down, world war two, soldier, survival, social relations, love affair, soviet army
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 6.1
 4K
White Tiger (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Great Patriotic War, early 1940s. After barely surviving a battle with a mysterious, ghostly-white Tiger tank, Red Army Sergeant Ivan Naydenov becomes obsessed with its destruction.
Style: tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, eastern front, adventure, obsession, great patriotic war, heroic mission, military life, supernatural, dead soldier, war, soldier, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: russia
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Ivan's Childhood (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, orphan, war, anti war, great patriotic war, heroes, youth, red army, battles, german, child spy, boy ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, berlin germany, japan
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 5.4
 378
Frontier (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Michael's perfect life changes dramatically when he discovers a portal wich allows him to travel in time. He travels back to the World War II to go through the quest of time and find his one and only beloved.
Style: exciting, serious, uplifting, rough
Plot: time travel, great patriotic war, wartime life, love, battles, personal growth, battle zone, self sacrifice, military life, survival, heroic mission, courage ...
Time: 1940s
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Trial on the Road (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Russian POW joins the partisan guerrillas and proves his loyalty fighting the Nazis.
Plot: great patriotic war, nazi occupation, eastern front, mistrust, soviet army, world war two, snow, train, railway station, collaboration, german occupation, roadblock ...
Time: 1940s
Place: soviet union, russia
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 8.3
 60K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, rough, thought provoking, serious, surreal ...
Plot: genocide, war crime, against humanity, atrocity, world war two, holocaust, occupation, brutality, military, anti war, survival, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, germany, poland
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Battle for Sevastopol (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Ukraine, Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: dramatic, rough, based on true events, realistic, tense ...
Plot: female protagonist, female soldier, sniper, world war two, fascist, battlefield, wartime, strong female lead, great patriotic war, soldier, woman, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, ukraine, united states, chicago illinois, usa ...
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 7.1
 180
Tank T-34 (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Russian prisoners of war commandeer a tank and lead the Nazis on a cross-country chase in this World War II adventure drama. The Russians use their own tanks so the Nazis can use them as target practice to test a new anti-tank weapon. Knowing that ...
Plot: great patriotic war, red army, pow, tank, world war two, self sacrifice, uniform, behind enemy lines, armor
Place: soviet union
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The Alive and the Dead (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 201 min.
Story: A Russian war correspondent is drafted into the war and finds himself in the middle of battle. When he loses his party card, however, he is treated as a deserter until he finds help from a kind man. This Soviet war feature was considerably outspoken ...
Style: epic
Plot: great patriotic war, cold weather, russian soldier, uniform, tank, bombing, soldier, war correspondent, soviet army, military uniform, world war two, frontline ...
Time: year 1941
Place: russia
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Klim Voroshilov-2 Tank (1990)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tank Klim Voroshilov 2
Style: disturbing, sincere, touching, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: great patriotic war, tank, world war two, death, danger, battlefield, wartime, military life, soldier, wartime life, eastern front, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
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We Are from the Future (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Four 21st century treasure seekers are transported back into the middle of a WWII battles in Soviet Union...
Style: exciting, serious, rough
Plot: time travel, world war two, imaginary, war, soldier, escapades, survival, courage, friendship, battle zone, adventure, battles ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 21st century, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: russia, soviet union
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In Flight are the Night Witches (1981)
Genre: War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Film will be based on the female flying unit that fought in the Battle of Moscow. They were dubbed "Night Witches" by the frightened German soldiers because of the deadly stealth of their light planes.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female soldier, world war two, aviation, women, wartime, battles, aviator, fight, great patriotic war, heroism, deadly, friendship ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: russia
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The Confrontation (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Moldavia, 1944. An elite squad of Red Army scouts is sent to stop an equally elite squad of Germans soldiers committing war crimes behind Soviet lines.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, exciting
Plot: reconnaissance, world war two, behind enemy lines, battle, war crime, battles, military, crimes, heroic mission, danger, great patriotic war, society ...
Place: soviet union, crimea, ukraine, russia
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The Fight for Moscow (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Vietnam
Duration: 358 min.
TV show
Story: A historic movie telling the story about a battle of Moscow during WWII.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, nazi, josef stalin, military, heroism, battles, battle, life & death, heroes, bravery, human spirit, reconnaissance ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: russia, soviet union, berlin germany, moscow russia
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Batallions Ask for Fire (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 285 min.
TV show
Story: A story of a several days of intense fighting on the Eastern Front during one of the Soviet offensives in WWII.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, rough, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: red army, world war two, war, battles, military, battle, heroic mission, life & death, betrayal, patriotism, great patriotic war, red herring ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 2K
AK-47 (2020)
Genre: Biography, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tank commander Kalashnikov is severely injured in battle in 1941. The accident leaves him incapacitated and unable to return to the front. While recovering in the hospital he begins creating the initial sketches of what will become one of the ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: inventor, world war two, human spirit, weapons, soldier, life & death, automatic weapon, courage, danger, transformation, lifestyle, engineer ...
Time: 1940s
Place: russia, kazakhstan, moscow russia
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 8.3
 7K
The Ascent (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two Soviet partisans leave their starving band to get supplies from a nearby farm. The Germans have reached the farm first, so the pair must go on a journey deep into occupied territory, a voyage that will also take them deep into their souls.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, cold weather, village, betrayal, partisan, captivity, wartime life, graphic violence, death sentence, atrocity, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: soviet union, russia, europe
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At War as at War (1969)
Genre: War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: To the young lieutenant Maleshkin the war is a minor obstacle, if compared to his personal battle to command his subordinates, while conducting an armored vehicle at the same time he's trying to impress his superior Soviet officers who put him ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soviet army, world war two, military, soldier, heroism, heroes, battles, transformation, leadership, friendship, violence, adaptation ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia
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 6.9
 106
Before Sunrise (1989)
Genre: Action
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Wartime, summer 1941. Train carrying criminals gets under enemy fire and crashed. Out of all of the living are only a young lieutenant of the NKVD and two prisoners - the thief and repressed Communist party worker.
Style: exciting, thought provoking, disturbing, epic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal, good versus evil, world war two, battles, fight, heroism, life & death, unlikely friendships, criminal heroes, moral transformation, friendship, courage ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1941
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 503
Road to Berlin (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A story about two young men during the last days of WWII.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, male bonding, male friendship, military, soldier, friendship, fascism, deadly, society, friendship between men, violence, great patriotic war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
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Call Fire for Ourselves (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 317 min.
TV show
Story: In the Soviet village occupied by the Germans, a resistance group occurs, led by a modest girl Anna Morozova. For each victory (important, albeit small on a scale of the war) they have to pay a heavy price.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, espionage, bombing, occupation, diversion, behind enemy lines, fight, partisan, brutality, danger, life is a bitch, storytelling ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: soviet union, russia
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The White Bird Marked with Black (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Colourful 'optimistic tragedy' of a poor family in Ukraine, living in the Carpathian mountains near the Romanian border, during the Second World War. This epic, which won the grand prize at the Moscow Film Festival in 1971, chronicles a ...
Plot: border, survival, great patriotic war, son, stork, brother, world war two, poverty, imagery, large family
Place: ukraine
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Spring on the Oder (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A war drama set in Germany at the end od WWII.
Plot: russian abroad, red army, great patriotic war, world war two, uniform, russian soldier, soviet army
Time: year 1945
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 2K
Wings (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Maya Bulgakova gives a marvelous performance as a once heroic Russian fighter pilot now living a quiet, disappointingly ordinary life as a school principal.
Style: psychological, touching, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, midlife crisis, military, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, fish out of water, wartime life, culture clash, obsession, high school, post world war two, nostalgia ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: russia
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Front in the Rear of the Enemy (1982)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 161 min.
Story: A final episode in the trilogy about the Russian partisan's resistance during WWII. The film is set in 1944, when Russian partisans are making progress in their fighting against the Nazi occupation of Russia, Poland and Czechoslovakia. Lt. ...
Plot: soviet army, firearm, partisan, world war two, great patriotic war, nazi occupation
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