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, suspense, captivating and serious films and TV shows about / with great patriotic war, world war two, battles, soldier, war, military, soviet army, red army, courage and wartime life 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), The Bomber (2011), Unknown Battle (2019), Come and See (1985), The Red Ghost (2020), White Tiger (2012), Ivan's Childhood (1962).

List of great patriotic war movies

The Penal Battalion (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 550 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, world war two, soviet army, pow, russian soldier, nazi, infantry, red army, escape, priest, killed in action, wehrmacht ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ussr, russia
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 6.7
 12K
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: disturbing, suspense, uplifting, exciting, rough ...
Plot: tank, great patriotic war, prison escape, world war two, russian soldier, soviet soldier, fascist, captivity, battles, wartime, homecoming, 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: disturbing, epic, tragic ending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, great patriotic war, war, soviet army, military, heroic mission, military life, wartime life, battles, friendship, escapades ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia, ussr
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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, suspenseful, tense, touching, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: great patriotic war, father son relationship, military, soldier, dead son, fatherhood, wound, death of son, world war two, eastern front, red army, frontline ...
Time: 1940s
Place: caucasus, berlin germany, russia, georgia (former ussr)
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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, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: fighter pilot, great patriotic war, aerial combat, fighter plane, aviation, love, camaraderie, patriotism, life & death, friendship between men, fall in love, declaration of love ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: ussr, ukraine, russia
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 6.7
 573
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: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, sad
Plot: behind enemy lines, great patriotic war, traitor, sabotage, survival, airplane shot down, soldier, world war two, social relations, diversion, love affair, soviet army ...
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 6.1
 929
Unknown Battle (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During WW2, in 1942 and 1943, a series of not-so-well known yet bloody battles occurred near the town of Rzhev. Those battles received the name of ‘Rzhev Meat Grinder’. The film is based on the award-winning novel by Vyacheslav Kondratyev, which ...
Style: epic, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wehrmacht, great patriotic war, war, infantry, soviet army, world war two, battles, battle zone, heroism, attack, soldier, red army ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ussr
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 8.4
 75K
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: brutality, atrocity, world war two, war crime, genocide, against humanity, holocaust, teenage girl, occupation, war, military, great patriotic war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, ussr, germany, poland
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The Red Ghost (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: December 30, 1941. Vyazma ('Vyazemsky cauldron') is a small detachment of Soviet soldiers, by fatal coincidence, in an unequal battle with a special unit of the Wehrmacht. However, none of them think about giving up. Each of them was ready ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, rough, tense
Plot: great patriotic war, partisan, male nudity, society, soldier, violence, murder, war, legend, fight, world war two, warrior ...
Time: year 1941
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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: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, eastern front, adventure, obsession, great patriotic war, heroic mission, military life, supernatural, war, battles, battle zone, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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, reflective ...
Plot: man boy relationship, orphan, war, anti war, world war two, great patriotic war, youth, heroes, red army, battles, german, boy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, ussr, berlin germany, japan
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 5.4
 476
Frontier (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance, 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, uplifting, serious, rough
Plot: time travel, great patriotic war, wartime life, love, survival, personal growth, battle zone, battles, self sacrifice, military life, heroic mission, courage ...
Time: 1940s
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 6.6
 512
Soldier Boy (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Belarus, Russia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The film is based on real events. This is a story about exciting events that occurred in the life of the smallest soldier - the hero of the Great Patriotic War, six-year-old Sergei Aleshkov. He lost all his relatives and got into the army. With a ...
Style: captivating, exciting, rough, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: great patriotic war, friendship, soldier, military, world war two, violence, life is a bitch, orphan, society, courage, wartime life, fascism ...
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, eastern front, nazi occupation, collaborator, pow, suspicion, partisan, mistrust, soviet army, roadblock, train, snow ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ussr, russia
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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, world war two, red army, frontline, tank, bombing, war correspondent, soviet army, soldier, military uniform ...
Time: year 1941
Place: russia
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Battle for Sevastopol (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, 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, realistic, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: female protagonist, sniper, female soldier, wartime, woman, world war two, nazi, post traumatic stress disorder, strong female lead, battlefield, great patriotic war, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: ussr, ukraine, chicago illinois, usa, russia
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 7.3
 205
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, behind enemy lines, self sacrifice, world war two, tank, armor, uniform
Place: ussr
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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, great patriotic war, women, fight, wartime, battles, heroism, friendship, aviator, courage ...
Time: 1940s
Place: russia
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The Great Battle (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Soviet Union, East Germany, Poland, Italy
Duration: 470 min.
TV show
Story: Two great armies duel to the death with a million guns and ten thousand tanks - THE GREAT BATTLE.
Plot: great patriotic war, soviet army, world war two, communist propaganda, propaganda, red army, russian soldier, armor, uniform, rocket launcher, ammunition
Time: year 1945
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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: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, thought provoking
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, josef stalin, nazi, military, heroism, battles, great patriotic war, life & death, bravery, heroes, human spirit, reconnaissance ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: ussr, russia, berlin germany, moscow 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: exciting, rough, disturbing, sincere, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: great patriotic war, tank, death, world war two, wartime, eastern front, nazi soldier, military life, wartime life, nazi, german soldier, battlefield ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
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The Great War (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In November of 1918 as World War I was ending, a unit of American soldiers goes behind enemy lines to find a lost platoon of African American soldiers.
Style: serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, trench warfare, soldier, great patriotic war, rescue mission, combat, army, war violence, military, battlefield, death, military life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: europe
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We Are from the Future (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, war, soldier, survival, courage, friendship, escapades, battle zone, adventure, battles, russian soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s
Place: russia, ussr
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 6.6
 4K
Kalashnikov (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, heroic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: inventor, world war two, human spirit, weapons, life & death, soldier, great patriotic war, soviet soldier, adaptation, human nature, lifestyle, courage ...
Time: 1940s
Place: kazakhstan, moscow russia, russia, ussr
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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: rough, suspenseful, bleak, exciting
Plot: reconnaissance, world war two, behind enemy lines, war crime, battles, crimes, military, heroic mission, great patriotic war, fight, society, heroes ...
Place: ussr, crimea, ukraine, 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, disturbing, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: red army, world war two, war, military, battles, life & death, heroic mission, betrayal, patriotism, great patriotic war, heroism, red herring ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 184
Fog (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: Present time. A squad of young soldiers of the Russian army during the march-throw splits from the main group. In order to save time, they decide to cut the path, but get into the strange fog, which transfers them to the past, right into the World ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: russian soldier, time loop, fog, wartime, sent to the past, war, time travel, heroism, great patriotic war, time traveler, military, struggle for survival ...
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 8K
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: stylized, bleak, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, cold weather, village, betrayal, partisan, captivity, atrocity, wartime life, death sentence, graphic violence, war, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: ussr, russia, europe
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At War as at War (1969)
Genre: Drama, 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, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soviet army, world war two, military, soldier, heroism, heroes, battles, transformation, friendship, leadership, adaptation, violence ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943
Place: russia
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 121
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, suspense, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal, good versus evil, world war two, battles, fight, life & death, heroism, friendship, unlikely friendships, criminal heroes, moral transformation, courage ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
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