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1. Come and See (1985)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, War

8.2
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After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.

Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas

Votes: 44,118

2. T-34 (2018)

TV-14 | 139 min | Action, War

6.3
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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.

Director: Aleksey Sidorov | Stars: Alexander Petrov, Irina Starshenbaum, Viktor Dobronravov, Vinzenz Kiefer

Votes: 3,743

3. Battle for Sevastopol (2015)

110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A story of Lyudmila Pavlichenko, the most successful female sniper in history.

Director: Sergey Mokritskiy | Stars: Yuliya Peresild, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Oleg Vasilkov, Nikita Tarasov

Votes: 8,560

4. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.3
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Veronica plans a rendezvous with her lover, Boris, at the bank of river, only for him to be drafted into World War II shortly thereafter.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Tatyana Samoylova, Aleksey Batalov, Vasiliy Merkurev, Aleksandr Shvorin

Votes: 13,056 | Gross: $0.01M

5. Ivan's Childhood (1962)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, War

8.1
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In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers.

Directors: Andrei Tarkovsky, Eduard Abalov | Stars: Nikolay Burlyaev, Valentin Zubkov, Evgeniy Zharikov, Stepan Krylov

Votes: 26,567

6. Fortress of War (2010)

Not Rated | 138 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Soviet troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days.

Director: Aleksandr Kott | Stars: Aleksey Kopashov, Andrey Merzlikin, Pavel Derevyanko, Aleksandr Korshunov

Votes: 8,052

7. The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)

PG-13 | 188 min | Drama, History, War

8.3
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During WWII in a small village outpost, a commander has his troop replaced by an all female unit. As they finally begin to appreciate one another, German paratroopers are spotted nearby and the realities of war emerge.

Director: Stanislav Rostotskiy | Stars: Andrey Martynov, Irina Dolganova, Elena Drapeko, Ekaterina Markova

Votes: 3,238

8. The Ascent (1977)

111 min | Drama, War

8.3
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Two Soviet partisans on a mission to gather food contend with the winter cold, the occupying Germans, and their own psyches.

Director: Larisa Shepitko | Stars: Boris Plotnikov, Vladimir Gostyukhin, Sergey Yakovlev, Lyudmila Polyakova

Votes: 5,323

9. Panfilov's 28 (2016)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Drama, History

6.9
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In November 1941, remaining squad of Soviet soldiers must stop a column of Nazi Germany tanks.

Directors: Kim Druzhinin, Andrey Shalopa | Stars: Maksim Abrosimov, Sergey Agafonov, Pavel Aseev, Ivan Batarev

Votes: 3,933

10. Leningrad (2009)

R | 110 min | Drama, War

6.1
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When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Buravskiy | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Olga Sutulova, Gabriel Byrne

Votes: 4,230

11. Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973– )

69 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.9
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A 1973 Soviet twelve-part television series, directed by Tatyana Lioznova and based on the novel of the same title by Yulian Semyonov. The series portrays the exploits of Maxim Isaev, a ... See full summary »

Stars: Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Yefim Kopelyan, Leonid Bronevoy, Ekaterina Gradova

Votes: 3,504

12. Belyy tigr (2012)

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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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.

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov | Stars: Aleksey Vertkov, Vitaliy Kishchenko, Valeriy Grishko, Dmitriy Bykovskiy-Romashov

Votes: 3,120

13. Ballad of a Soldier (1959)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.1
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Young Russian soldier Alyosha earns a medal, but asks to visit his mother instead. His journey recounts various kinds of love during wartime.

Director: Grigoriy Chukhray | Stars: Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova, Nikolay Kryuchkov

Votes: 8,683

14. Trial on the Road (1986)

96 min | Drama, War

8.0
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The Russian POW joins the partisan guerrillas and proves his loyalty fighting the Nazis.

Director: Aleksey German | Stars: Rolan Bykov, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Vladimir Zamanskiy, Oleg Borisov

Votes: 1,686

15. Italiani brava gente (1964)

137 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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Chronicle of the unheralded and unsuccessful invasion of the Soviet Union by the Italian army during World War II.

Director: Giuseppe De Santis | Stars: Arthur Kennedy, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Raffaele Pisu, Tatyana Samoylova

Votes: 227

16. APOCALYPSE Stalin (2015– )

157 min | Documentary, History, War

7.9
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The rise of Stalin, from his early beginning as a bankrobber to the cold-blooded leader of the Soviet Union.

Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Doug Rand

Votes: 566

17. We Are from the Future (2008)

110 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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My iz budushchego, or We Are from the Future, is a movie about time travel. Four 21st century treasure seekers are transported back into the middle of a WWII battle in Russia. The movie's ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Malyukov | Stars: Danila Kozlovsky, Andrey Terentyev, Vladimir Yaglych, Dmitriy Volkostrelov

Votes: 3,219

18. They Fought for Their Country (1975)

137 min | Drama, War

8.1
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In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Red army protects the bridgehead of the Don River against the German army while the retreating soviet troops cross the bridge. ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Vasiliy Shukshin, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Georgiy Burkov

Votes: 2,008

19. In the Fog (2012)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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78 Metascore

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 impossible moral choice.

Director: Sergey Loznitsa | Stars: Vladimir Svirskiy, Vladislav Abashin, Sergey Kolesov, Nikita Peremotov

Votes: 2,700 | Gross: $0.01M

20. V avguste 44-go (2001)

109 min | Action, Mystery, Drama

7.5
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The movie is set in Belarus, where a team of counter-intelligence officers is given only three days to find a German radio operator posing as a Soviet soldier, behind soviet lines, on the ... See full summary »

Director: Mikhail Ptashuk | Stars: Evgeniy Mironov, Vladislav Galkin, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Aleksey Petrenko

Votes: 1,235

21. Wings (1966)

85 min | Drama

7.7
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A fascinating and human portrayal of a once-famous fighter pilot and loyal Stalinist named Nadezhda Petrovna. Now a 41-year-old provincial schoolmistress, she has so internalized the ... See full summary »

Director: Larisa Shepitko | Stars: Mayya Bulgakova, Sergey Nikonenko, Zhanna Bolotova, Panteleymon Krymov

Votes: 1,421

22. Only Old Men Are Going to Battle (1974)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.5
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During World War II, a Soviet veteran pilot teaches to newcomers that war is transient, and music is eternal.

Director: Leonid Bykov | Stars: Leonid Bykov, Sergei Podgornyj, Sergei Ivanov, Rustam Sagdullaev

Votes: 4,055

23. The Priest (2009)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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Father Alexander is trying to maintain peaceful life for his church amidst the Nazi occupation during WWII.

Director: Vladimir Khotinenko | Stars: Sergey Makovetskiy, Nina Usatova, Elizaveta Arzamasova, Kirill Pletnyov

Votes: 1,118

24. Father of a Soldier (1965)

87 min | Drama, War

8.7
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An old man goes to visit his wounded son in a hospital, but it turns out that he's already been released and is back on the front lines. Reluctant to return home empty-handed, he tries to follow and find him.

Director: Rezo Chkheidze | Stars: Sergo Zakariadze, Vladimir Privaltsev, Aleksandr Nazarov, Aleksandr Lebedev

Votes: 3,574

25. The Battle of Russia (1943)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, History, War

7.2
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Documentary revealing the nature and process of the fight between the Soviet Union and Germany in the Second World War.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Anthony Veiller, Ion Antonescu, Nikolay Cherkasov, Anthony Eden

Votes: 1,063

26. Liberation (1971)

125 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.8
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This five part WW2 epic drama gives a dramatized detailed account of the five major eastern front Soviet campaigns against Nazi Germany.

Director: Yuriy Ozerov | Stars: Mikhail Nozhkin, Nikolay Olyalin, Mikhail Ulyanov, Larisa Golubkina

Votes: 403

27. Zhavoronok (1965)

91 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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During World War II, a squad of Soviet POWs steal the tank from Nazi test site and rush into a desperate shoot over Germany.

Directors: Nikita Kurikhin, Leonid Menaker | Stars: Gennadiy Yukhtin, Valeriy Pogoreltsev, Valentins Skulme, Bruno O'Ya

Votes: 140

28. The Spy (2012)

108 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.4
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In the spring of 1941 German agent Wasser of the Abwehr holds an NKVD commissar hostage. Two soldiers, a boxer, and a spy are the NKVD's only hope to rescue him.

Director: Aleksey Andrianov | Stars: Danila Kozlovsky, Fedor Bondarchuk, Anna Chipovskaya, Sergey Gazarov

Votes: 1,118

29. The Fall of Berlin (1950)

167 min | Drama, War

6.1
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Surrounded by a few party officials, Alexei Ivanov, a stakhanovist smelter, is decorated by Stalin. The "Little Father of the Peoples" takes this opportunity to invoke threats of war.... ... See full summary »

Director: Mikheil Chiaureli | Stars: Mikheil Gelovani, Boris Andreyev, Vladimir Savelev, Marina Kovalyova

Votes: 357

30. Ballada o bombere (2011 Video)

181 min | Action, Drama, War

6.9
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The Bomber (2011) / (Russian language title: Ballada o Bombere) Storyline During World War II, a soviet aircraft crashes on Nazi-occupied territory. But the pilot Grivtsov and his beloved ... See full summary »

Director: Vitaliy Vorobyov | Stars: Nikita Efremov, Ekaterina Astakhova, Aleksandr Davydov, Vladislav Abashin

Votes: 498

31. The Penal Battalion (2004)

550 min | Action, Drama, War

7.4
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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.

Stars: Aleksey Serebryakov, Yuriy Stepanov, Aleksandr Bashirov, Aleksey Zharkov

Votes: 1,181

32. Osvobozhdenie: Ognennaya duga (1970)

85 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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Director: Yuriy Ozerov | Stars: Bukhuti Zakariadze, Vasiliy Shukshin, Nikolay Rybnikov, Vladislav Strzhelchik

Votes: 166

33. Red Dog (2016)

99 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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Everything is terrible in the war

Directors: Aleksandr Basaev, William De Vital | Stars: Mikhail Zhigalov, Aleksandr Volkov, Oksana Skoropad, Tatyana Cherdyntseva

Votes: 27

34. Red Cherry (1995)

120 min | Drama, War

7.1
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It is 1940. Chuchu and Luo Xiaoman are Chinese students who have been sent to study in Moscow, at the International School. She is 13; he is 12. Xiaoman is from Yanan, Mao's base after the ... See full summary »

Director: Daying Ye | Stars: Ke-Yu Guo, Xiao-Li Xu, Vladmill Nizmiroff, Hsiao-Ling Hsu

Votes: 636

35. The Young Guard (1948)

135 min | Drama, War

7.2
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The film is set in the city of Krasnodon in 1942 during the Nazi occupation of Russia. Local teenagers are organizing the underground resistance. The teens manage to outsmart the Nazis in ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Gerasimov | Stars: Vladimir Ivanov, Inna Makarova, Nonna Mordyukova, Sergei Gurzo

Votes: 233

36. Shchit i mech (1968– )

344 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.8
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Alexander Belov (Lyubshin) is a Russian spy in the Nazi Germany, working under cover name as Johann Weiss. His perfect German and cool demeanor allows him to make a career in the SS ... See full summary »

Stars: Viktor Zadubrovsky, Stanislav Lyubshin, Alla Demidova, Helga Göring

Votes: 466

37. Bitva za Moskvu (1985)

358 min | Drama, History, War

7.3
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The battle of Moscow was the first major defeat of German Wehrmacht in the Second World War. The film is dedicated to some fighting events that took place in the USSR after Hitler's conquest of western Europe.

Director: Yuriy Ozerov | Stars: Yakov Tripolsky, Mikhail Ulyanov, Aleksandr Goloborodko, Bruno Frejndlikh

Votes: 285

38. The Unknown War (1978– )

1,040 min | Documentary

8.6
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Documentary film history of the Nazi-Soviet conflict in world War II.

Stars: Burt Lancaster, Averell Harriman

Votes: 226

39. 1941 (2009– )

War

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June, 1941. A small Russian village at the border is living its everyday life - people work, love, squabble, make plans for the future. The war changes all plans, tears families apart, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Darya Baranova, Vladimir Bashkirov, Hilmar Eichhorn, Johannes Gabriel

Votes: 29

40. Death to Spies (2019– )

45 min | Drama, War

4.9
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1941. Georgy Volkov, Captain of the State Security Service, is delivering to the Soviet Union a consignment of emeralds under a trade agreement between the USSR and Germany. Included in the... See full summary »

Stars: Arseniy Aleksandrov, Aleksandr Alekseev, Yuriy Anpilogov, Andrey Artamonov

Votes: 9

41. A zori zdes tikhie (1970 TV Movie)

118 min | Drama, War

8.2
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TV adaptation based on the eponymous book by 'Boris Vasilyev (I)'. Set in Russia, in 1941, during the Second World War. The Red Army Sergeant Vaskov is stationed at a remote artillery post.... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Rassomakhin | Stars: Petr Shelokhonov, Marina Maltseva

Votes: 449

42. Blockade (I) (2006)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

7.6
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70 Metascore

The city of Leningrad and the blockade during the Second World War. No words. No music. Only sounds and black and white images of a dying city.

Director: Sergey Loznitsa

Votes: 360

43. Torpedo Bombers (1983)

96 min | Drama, War

7.2
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In 1944,when British navy convoys try to supply the Soviets with war matériel under the lend-lease agreement,the Soviet naval aviation base in Murmansk is attacked by German bombers.

Director: Semyon Aranovich | Stars: Rodion Nahapetov, Aleksey Zharkov, Andrei Boltnev, Stanislav Sadalskiy

Votes: 286

44. Otryad (1984)

97 min | Drama, War

7.3
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Director: Aleksei Simonov | Stars: Aleksandr Feklistov, Sergey Garmash, Dmitriy Brusnikin, Mikhail Morozov

Votes: 58

45. No Greater Love (1943)

74 min | Drama, War

6.6
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As the Nazi forces advance on Moscow, village woman, after witnessing her husband killed in combat, her toddler run over by a German tank, and her village commandeered by Nazi forces, ... See full summary »

Director: Fridrikh Ermler | Stars: Vera Maretskaya, Nikolay Bogolyubov, Lidiya Smirnova, Pyotr Aleynikov

Votes: 66

46. 1942 (2011– )

44 min | War

8.0
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Early in the Spring of 1942 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union. In the forests of Russia, the partisans try to survive the winter. They have very little to do so. Gregory, The Fly and a ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Abramov, Johannes Gabriel, Olga Oleksiy, Sergey Romanyuk

Votes: 12

47. At War as at War (1969)

90 min | War

8.1
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Viktor Tregubovich | Stars: Mikhail Kononov, Oleg Borisov, Viktor Pavlov, Fyodor Odinokov

Votes: 378

48. Aty-baty, shli soldaty... (1977)

87 min | Drama, War

7.8
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The families of 18 soldiers who heroically died in 1944 are meeting at the place of the squad last battle.

Director: Leonid Bykov | Stars: Leonid Bykov, Vladimir Konkin, Elena Shanina, Leonid Bakshtayev

Votes: 726

49. Yarimçiq xatireler (2015)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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An Azerbaijanian veteran of battle for Brest fortress takes gun again 50 years later - to defend Nagorny Karabakh from Armenians.

Director: Elkhan Jafarov | Stars: Bahruz Vagifolgu, Gurban Ismailov, Mikhail Kaminsky, Georgiy Tsaava

Votes: 48

50. The White Bird Marked with Black (1971)

99 min | Drama, War

7.3
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Colourful 'optimistic tragedy' of a poor family in Ukraine, living in the Carpathian mountains near the Romanian border, during the Second World War. Five sons of the family make up the ... See full summary »

Director: Yuri Ilyenko | Stars: Larisa Kadochnikova, Ivan Mykolaichuk, Bogdan Stupka, Yuri Mikolajchuk

Votes: 274



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