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5 good Russian films about the Great Patriotic War

For those who do not want to watch the fantasy ” Tanks ” by Kim Druzhinin or the heavy “Sobibor” by Konstantin Khabensky, which are currently being shown in cinemas, we have prepared a selection of worthy Russian films about the Great Patriotic War.

Films for which you are not ashamed.

1. The Star

2002
Genre: military drama
Director: Nikolay Lebedev
Actors: Igor Petrenko, Alexey Panin, Artem Semakin, Alexey Kravchenko, Anatoly Gushchin
Age rating: 16+
Rating Movie Search / IMDb: 7.7 / 7.2

A serious dramatic film about a group of Soviet scouts who are about to commit an almost impossible mission is a remake of a 1949 painting.

Nikolai Lebedev, who shot the top “Legend №17” and “Crew”, already in 2002 showed his director’s talent. In addition to this, the film boasts a remarkable cast, touching music by Alexei Rybnikov and a tearful ending.

The film was shot in the best traditions of Soviet cinema, without pathos and idiocy.

2. 28 Panfilovites

2016
Genre: war drama, action movie
Director: Kim Druzhinin, Andrei Shalopa
Actors: Alexander Ustyugov, Yakov Kucherevsky, Azamat Nigmanov, Oleg Fyodorov
Age rating: 12+
Rating Movie Search / IMDb: 7.5 / 7.0
Buy in iTunes: 299 руб.

A strained life-affirming story about the 316th Infantry Division under the command of General IV Panfilov, who gained fame on defense at the Dubosekovo crossing.

This film was a real event in the Russian cinema, as the fundraising for the creation was carried out with the help of crowdsfunding. The amount of fees was 34.7 million rubles, the rest sum was added by the Ministry of Culture.

A dramatic action movie demonstrates all the simplicity and realism of a terrible war. Without pathos, vulgarity and love lines. A quality touching movie about human heroism.

By the way, today this film is shown in many cinemas in Russia. A great opportunity to watch it on the big screen.

3. The Brest Fortress

2010
Genre: military drama
Director: Alexander Kott
Actors: Alexey Kopashov, Andrey Merzlikin, Pavel Derevyanko, Yevgeny Tsyganov
Rating age: 16+
Rating Movie Search / IMDb: 7.9 / 7.5

One of the best Russian films of the last time will tell about the heroic defense of the Brest Fortress.

This strong honest patriotic movie is mandatory for viewing in schools. The whole horror of a merciless war, heroism of ordinary people and tense battle scenes are demonstrated here. And all this is done in a dynamic and exciting manner.

The ideal war movie about people who need to be proud.

4. Battle for Sevastopol

2015
Genre: military drama
Director: Sergei Mokritsky
Actors: Yulia Peresild, Evgeny Tsyganov, Oleg Vasilkov, Nikita Tarasov
Rating rating: 16+
Rating Movie Search / IMDb: 7.5 / 7.2
Buy iTunes: 199 руб.

The piercing story of the legendary Lyudmila Pavlichenko, who is still considered the most successful female sniper in world history.

Despite the controversy of the narrative, the serious difference between the title of the film and that shown on the screen (in Ukraine the film came out with the title “Unbreakable”) and the real story of the heroine (too much pacifism), the movie clings its honest drama.

5. We are from the future

2009
Genre: war drama, fantasy
Director: Andrey Malyukov
Actors: Danila Kozlovskiy, Dmitry Volkostrelov, Vladimir Yaglych, Andrey Terentyev
Age rating: 16+
Rating Movie Search / IMDb: 7.2 / 6.9

A worthy Russian cinema, in which they skillfully combined fantasy and military drama.

There is everything you need for a high-quality military film:

  • An intriguing story that will not make you bored.
  • Tense smartly shot fighting scenes, causing respect.
  • An honest love line without pathos.
  • Not annoying Danila Kozlovsky.

Together, they evoke warm patriotic feelings. What should awaken films about the Great Patriotic War.

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