Frontline movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant frontline movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, rough and touching films and TV shows about / with frontline, soldier, world war two, war, military, battles, death, tank, anti war and military uniform plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, France, Soviet Union and other countries.
frontline movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as frontline: In Praise of Older Women (1997), Fortress of War (2010), Adama (2015), Battalion (2015), The Long Way Home (2015), Another Day of Life (2018), All Quiet on the Western Front (2022), When Trumpets Fade (1998), Kalashnikov (2020), Silent Night (2002).

List of frontline movies

In Praise of Older Women (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War, a young man comes of age sexually, through a string of relationships with a wide range of mature, older women.
Style: sexy, erotic, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman teenage boy sex, frontline, spanish civil war, love, age-gap relationship, civil war, relationships, coming of age, politics, prostitute, seduction ...
Time: 90s, year 1936
Place: spain, europe, italy, barcelona
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Fortress of War (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Belarus, Russia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, wehrmacht, infantrymen, red army, battles, war, tank, border guard, nazism, german, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: russia, europe
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Adama (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, War
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 12 year-­old Adama lives in a remote village in West Africa, sheltered by the Cliffs. Out, beyond, lies "the land of breaths", the kingdom of wicked spirits hungry for war. When Samba, his elder brother, suddenly vanishes from the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, touching, sincere, anime
Plot: boy, wounded, frontline, brother brother relationship, wound, soldier, world war one, suspense, children, journey, nurse, snow ...
Time: 1910s
Place: paris france, africa
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Battalion (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Russia, 1917, WWI. This is the story of the 1st Russian Women's Battalion of Death, formed as part of an ill-conceived propaganda ploy by the Russian Provisional Government in late May of 1917.
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: war, female soldier, frontline, female warrior, strong female lead, medieval, revolutionary, girl heroine, heroism, courage, femme fatale, female protagonist ...
Time: year 1917
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The Long Way Home (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Nam-bok, a middle-aged South Korean farmer is conscripted and assigned a mission to deliver a classified military document that may decide the fate of the war. After losing it while under attack from the enemy, he then faces a teenage North Korean ...
Style: tense, humorous, captivating, disturbing
Plot: military, suspense, soldier, secret mission, confrontation, war, eastern front, wartime, mission, frontline, wartime life, korean war ...
Place: korea
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Another Day of Life (2018)
Genre: Animation, Biography
Country: Spain, Poland, Belgium, Germany, France, Hungary
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 1975, Ryszard Kapuściński, a veteran Polish journalist, embarked on a seemingly suicidal road trip into the heart of the Angola's civil war. There, he witnessed once again the dirty reality of war and discovered a sense of helplessness ...
Style: adult animation, psychological, thought provoking, suspenseful, semi documentary ...
Plot: civil war, investigation, life risking, war, conflict, travel, military life, wartime, road trip, frontline, liberation, news report ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa, angola, portugal, cuba, poland ...
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All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Paul Baumer and his friends Albert and Muller, egged on by romantic dreams of heroism, voluntarily enlist in the German army. Full of excitement and patriotic fervour, the boys enthusiastically march into a war they believe in. But once on the ...
Style: epic, tragic
Plot: world war one, battles, war, couples, intrigue, death, world war two, dream, mission, tank, transformation, airplane ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918, year 1917, 20th century, year 1914
Place: germany, france
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When Trumpets Fade (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, military, military life, heroic mission, battles, anti war, battle zone, wartime life, siblings relations, tank, nazi germany, war ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france
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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: rough, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, heroic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, inventor, human spirit, weapons, life & death, soldier, red army, soviet soldier, creativity, human nature, lifestyle, transformation ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ussr, moscow russia, russia, kazakhstan
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Silent Night (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German Mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front. When she is invaded by three American soldiers and then three German soldiers, she successfully convinces the ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious, motivational
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: christmas eve, anti war, world war two, christmas, american soldier, soldier, hitler youth, military, friendship, single parent, nazi, boy ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, africa, dunkirk
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Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: psychological, intense, bleak, disturbing, harsh ...
Plot: world war two, war, suicide, hitler, nazi, nazism, holocaust, fascism, national socialism, third reich, betrayal, courage ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, post world war two, 20th century, year 1942
Place: germany, berlin germany, poland, prague, europe ...
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The Winter War (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Russia attacked Finland in late November 1939. This film tells the story of a Finnish platoon of reservists from the municipality of Kauhava in the province of Pohjanmaa/Ostrobothnia who leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses on the ...
Style: realistic, epic, tense, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: war, world war two, winter, military, invasion, cold weather, tank, politics, resistance, russo finnish war, violence, fight ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1939, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, baltics, europe, ussr ...
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Captain Conan (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bulgaria near the end of World War I: Conan, warrior and wolf, leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat. Their motto: "We forgot to take prisoners, Captain." At war's end, the unit goes to Bucharest, ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: world war one, french army, war, military life, brutality, society, heroism, insubordination, suspense, interwar period, heroes, soldier ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s, year 1919, 20th century, post world war one
Place: macedonia, bulgaria, romania, europe, brittany ...
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Clear Skies (1961)
Genre: Romance, War, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At the outset of the War, Alexei,an airman, marries Sasha Lvova, a young factory worker. One day, Alexei does not return from his mission and he is thought to be dead. Some time after the end of hostilities though, he reappears : taken prisoner, he ...
Plot: fighter pilot, pilot, communism, drunkenness, love, airplane, family relations, stalinism, soviet army, totalitarian regime, frontline, post war ...
Place: ussr
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The Front Line (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1951 ceasefire is declared, but two remaining armies fought their final battle on the front line Towards the end of the Korean War, a South Korean battalion is fiercely battling over a hill on the front line border against the North in order to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: war, chinese army, battles, military, soldier, korean army, military life, infantrymen, korean war, friendship, wartime life, army investigation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1950, year 1953
Place: north korea, south korea, korea, asia
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1944 The Final Defence (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back, with all odds against them. The Battle of Tali-Ihantala ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, military, battles, against the odds, heroes, wartime life, war, rivalry, battlefield, tank, russo finnish war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: finland, europe, ussr, russia
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The Hot Snow (1972)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In November, 1942, near the Volga, Stanlingrad is under siege of Commander Friederich Paulus and his 330,000 men. The Russian high command unleashes an operation to protect the Mishkova River to avoid that about four hundred tanks join Paulus' ...
Plot: eastern front, artillery, world war two, battlefield, soviet army, soldier, nurse, military officer, german soldier, tank, female soldier, cold weather ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia, ussr
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War Horse (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.
Style: touching, emotional, epic, uplifting, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, date night
Plot: world war one, horse, war, animals, friendship, military, battles, animal training, human spirit, survival, wartime, cavalry charge ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1914, year 1918
Place: england, belgium, europe, france
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Journey's End (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously await their fate.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspenseful, thought provoking
Audience: date night
Plot: world war one, trench warfare, british army, war, mentally unstable, army, officer, world war two, nightmare, fear, battles, german ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s, future
Place: france
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Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, tense, sad ...
Plot: war, korean war, military, soldier, survival, brothers, idealism, mission, military life, courage, fight, atrocity ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: north korea, south korea, korea, seoul, asia
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Wrota Europy (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 73 min.
Story: War drama directed by Jerzy Wojcik.
Plot: world war one, hospital, bolshevik, patient, frontline, wound, sacrifice, atrocity, russian, nurse, doctor, rape
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Many Wars Ago (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On the Italian/Austrian front during World War I, a disastrous Italian attack upon the Austrian positions leads to a mutiny among the decimated Italian troops.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: world war one, war, bureaucracy, italian history, anti war, soldier, military, military officer, military police, combat casualty, italian army, carabinieri ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916, 20th century
Place: italy, alps
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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: world war two, great patriotic war, cold weather, war correspondent, soviet army, soldier, red army, frontline, bombing, tank, russian soldier, uniform ...
Time: year 1941
Place: russia, ussr
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Welcome in Vienna (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, West Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the conclusion of Axel Corti's trilogy (following God Does Not Believe In Us Anymore and Santa Fe) Freddy, a Viennese Jew who emigrated to New York after Hitler's invasion, and Adler, a left-wing intellectual originally from Berlin, ...
Style: bilingual
Plot: world war two, jewish life, theater, skating, trafficking, frontline, red army, traitor, socialist, german soldier, deserter, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1945, post world war two
Place: vienna
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War Hunt (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Recruits head to the front lines towards the close of the Korean War. The interaction between two of the idealistic newcomer and a psychotic who goes on one-man patrols slitting enemy throats under cover of night...and the orphan boy ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, emotional, rough ...
Plot: korean war, world war two, psychopath, battles, stalking, orphan, innocence lost, lone wolves, idealism, military, army investigation, obsession ...
Time: 50s, year 1953
Place: korea, asia
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A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But ...
Style: romantic, touching, atmospheric, epic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war one, war, love, love and romance, love story, wartime, private detective, investigation, obsession, tragedy, sacrifice, life & death ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, year 1917, year 1919
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany, marseille ...
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Twin Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Netherlands, Luxembourg
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Twin Sisters is an epic love story based on the Dutch bestseller by Tessa de Loo that has been read by more than 3.5 million readers in Holland and Germany.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, twins, wartime life, family reunited, family relations, life is a bitch, culture clash, human nature, society, orphan, reconciliation, wartime ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, holland, netherlands
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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, world war two, military, father son relationship, soldier, fatherhood, dead son, wound, death of son, world war, red army, eastern front ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ussr, berlin germany, russia, georgia (former ussr), caucasus
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Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: political, brutal, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, anti war, war, soldier, eastern front, nazi, military, tank, wehrmacht, survival, russian soldier, german ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, siberia, france, berlin germany, russia ...
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Red Angel (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1939, Sakura Nishi is a young army nurse who is sent to the field hospitals in China during the Sino-Japanese war. She has to assist the surgeon Dr. Okabe with an incredible number of amputations. In the crowded wards, she gives sympathy to some ...
Style: disturbing, controversial, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, nurse, medical, amputation, military hospital, sensuality, military, war, unlikely couple, life is a bitch, sexual dysfunction, battles ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: china
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