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2020s War Drama Movies

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The Shadow in My Eye(2021)

1h 47min | War, Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 81 votes)

On March 21st, 1945, the British Royal Air Force set out on a mission to bomb Gestapo's headquarters in Copenhagen. The raid had fatal consequences as some of the bombers accidentally targeted a school and more than 120 people were killed, 86 of whom were children.

The Forgotten Battle(2021)

2h 4min | War, History, Drama
3.6/5 (with 191 votes)

November 1944. On the flooded isle of Walcheren, Zeeland, thousands of Allied soldiers are battling the German army. Three young lives become inextricably connected. A Dutch boy fighting for the Germans, an English glider pilot and a girl from Zeeland connected to the resistance against her will, are forced to make crucial choices that impact both their own freedom and the freedom of others.

Greyhound(2020)

PG-13
| 1h 31min | War, Action, Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,047 votes)

A first-time captain leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the “Black Pit” to the front lines of WW2. With no air cover protection for 5 days, the captain and his convoy must battle the surrounding enemy Nazi U-boats in order to give the allies a chance to win the war.

Quo Vadis, Aida?(2021)

1h 41min | War, Drama
3.8/5 (with 84 votes)

Bosnia, July 1995. Aida is a translator for the UN in the small town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army takes over the town, her family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in the UN camp. As an insider to the negotiations Aida has access to crucial information that she needs to interpret. What is at the horizon for her family and people - rescue or death? Which move should she take?

The Outpost(2020)

R
| 2h 3min | War, Drama, History, Action
3.5/5 (with 367 votes)

A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh, as it was known, was the bloodiest American engagement of the Afghan War in 2009 and Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.

Persian Lessons(2020)

2h | War, Drama
3.8/5 (with 91 votes)

Occupied France, 1942. Gilles is arrested by SS soldiers alongside other Jews and sent to a camp in Germany. He narrowly avoids sudden execution by swearing to the guards that he is not Jewish, but Persian. This lie temporarily saves him, but Gilles gets assigned a life-or-death mission: to teach Farsi to Head of Camp Koch, who dreams of opening a restaurant in Iran once the war is over. Through an ingenious trick, Gilles manages to survive by inventing words of "Farsi" every day and teaching them to Koch.

Da 5 Bloods(2020)

2h 36min | War, Drama
3.3/5 (with 416 votes)

Four African-American Vietnam veterans return to Vietnam. They are in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader and the promise of buried treasure. These heroes battle forces of humanity and nature while confronted by the lasting ravages of the immorality of the Vietnam War.

The Eight Hundred(2020)

2h 27min | War, History, Drama, Action
3.5/5 (with 76 votes)

In 1937, eight hundred Chinese soldiers fight under siege from a warehouse in the middle of the Shanghai battlefield, completely surrounded by the Japanese army.

Directed by Guan Hu - With Huang Zhizhong, Oho Ou, Zhang Junyi, Wang Qianyuan, Jiang Wu, Zhang Yi, ...

Mission «Sky»(2021)

1h 50min | Drama, War
4.6/5 (with 16 votes)

In the center of the story are three main characters - Lieutenant Colonel Soshnikov, Captain Muravyov and Major Zakharov. Three ages, three different characters, three different destinies, which are destined to meet at the Khmeimim military base.

The Last Frontier(2020)

2h 10min | War, Drama, History
3.6/5 (with 12 votes)

The story of the Podolsk cadets’ heroic stand outside Moscow in October 1941. Cadets were sent to the Ilyinsky line, fighting alongside units from the Soviet 43rd Army to hold back the German advance until reinforcements arrived. Hopelessly outnumbered, young men laid down their lives in a battle lasting almost two weeks to obstruct the far superior German forces advancing towards Moscow. Around 3,500 cadets and their commanding officers were sent to hold up the last line of defense outside Moscow. Most of them remained there for eternity.

Directed by Vadim Shmelyov

Six Minutes to Midnight(2020)

PG-13
| 1h 39min | Thriller
3.2/5 (with 47 votes)

Summer 1939. Influential families in Nazi Germany have sent their daughters to a finishing school in an English seaside town to learn the language and be ambassadors for a future looking National Socialist. A teacher there sees what is coming and is trying to raise the alarm. But the authorities believe he is the problem.

Waiting for Anya(2020)

1h 49min | Drama, War
3.2/5 (with 28 votes)

During the harrows of WWII, Jo, a young shepherd along with the help of the widow Horcada, helps to smuggle Jewish children across the border from southern France into Spain.

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The Pilot. A Battle for Survival(2021)

1h 45min | War, Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 9 votes)

December of 1941, Northwestern Front. A German tank column is moving towards Moscow. During a mission to stop the enemy advance, Nikolai Komlev's IL-2 is shot down. Komlev manages to crash-land his plane in a remote forest clearing. He's alive, but far from friendly territory. Ahead of him is a relentless trial of severe physical and mental endurance. After battling hunger and extreme cold, evading packs of wolves and detachments of Nazi soldiers, the wounded Komlev finally makes it back to safety. But there he faces another challenge, the most life-changing of them all.

The East(2020)

2h 17min | War, Drama, Thriller, History
3.1/5 (with 16 votes)

A young Dutch soldier deployed to suppress post-WWII independence efforts in the Netherlands’ colony of Indonesia finds himself torn between duty and conscience when he joins an increasingly ruthless commander’s elite squad.

Directed by Jim Taihuttu

Firebird(2021)

1h 47min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.9/5 (with 9 votes)

At the height of the Cold War, a troubled soldier forms a forbidden love triangle with a daring fighter pilot and his female comrade amid the dangerous surroundings of a Soviet Air Force Base.

Directed by Peeter Rebane - With Tom Prior, Nicholas Woodeson, Diana Pozharskaya, Kaspar Velberg, Henessi Schmidt, Sten Karpov, ...

Cliff Walkers(2021)

3.6/5 (with 14 votes)

Set in the puppet state of Manchukuo in the 1930s, the film follows four Communist party special agents who return to China after receiving training in the Soviet Union. Together, they embark on a secret mission code-named "Utrennya". After being sold out by a traitor, the team find themselves surrounded by threats on all sides from the moment they parachute into the mission. Will the agents break the impasse and complete their mission? On the snowy grounds of Manchukuo, the team will be tested to their limit.

V2. Escape from Hell(2021)

1h 58min | War, Action, Drama
3.2/5 (with 6 votes)

Mikhail Devyatayev, a captured Soviet pilot who leads an escape from a German concentration camp by hijacking an aircraft.

Directed by Timur Bekmambetov, Sergey Trofimov - With Pavel Priluchny, Darya Zlatopolskaya, Pavel Chinaryov

Bhuj: The Pride of India(2021)

2h 34min | War, History, Action, Drama
2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

Set in the backdrop of the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War, the film tells the story of the IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, and his bravery, patriotism and determination.

Directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya

White Bird: A Wonder Story(2022)

Set in Nazi-occupied France during the Second World War, a fairy-tale life before the war for a young Jewish girl is turned upside down by the occupying Nazis and a boy she and her classmates once shunned becomes her savior and best friend.

Dara of Jasenovac(2020)

2h 10min | Drama, History, War
3.9/5 (with 22 votes)

During the Nazi-occupied Ustasha regime "NDH" in former Yugoslavia during WWII, little girl Dara is sent to the concentration camp complex Jasenovac in Croatia also known as "Balkan's Auschwitz".

The Sacrifice(2020)

2h 2min | War, History, Action
3.0/5 (with 7 votes)

In 1953, the Korean War is entering the final stage. The People's Volunteer Army of China has launched the last major battle in Kumsong. In order to arrive at the battleground on time and deliver enough force to the Kumsong front line, the soldiers have to defend themselves against the never ending bombing of enemy bombers and race with time to repair bridges, all under the circumstance of supply shortages and inferior equipment. The rarely told history slowly unfolds.

Directed by Guan Hu, Frant Gwo, Lu Yang - With Zhang Yi, Wu Jing

Medieval(2022)

The story of 14th century Czech icon and warlord Jan Zizka who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire.

Benediction(2021)

2h 17min | Drama, History, War
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The story of soldier and poet Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967), who was decorated for bravery on the Western Front, and is best remembered for his angry and compassionate poems about the First World War, which brought him public and critical acclaim. Avoiding the sentimentality and jingoism of many war poets, Sassoon wrote of the horror and brutality of trench warfare and contemptuously satirised generals, politicians, and churchmen for their incompetence and blind support of the war.

Dawn of War(2020)

1h 40min | Drama, Action, History
3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

A historical spy-thriller set in 1939 about an Estonian intelligence agent tasked with uncovering the Soviet double agent in their ranks.

Directed by Margus Paju - With Priit Võigemast, Kaspars Znotiņš, Ieva Andrejevaité, Tiit Lilleorg, Sampo Sarkola, Pääru Oja, ...

First Oscar(2022)

The film follows two student cinematographers who, as the war approaches Moscow, refuse to be evacuated and instead volunteer to be front-line cameramen capturing the horrors of war and heroism of the soviet soldiers. At the same time, we witness another storyline taking place in the US. After the premiere screening of the already completed documentary “Moscow Strikes Back”, one of the members of the Academy Awards selection committee is trying to persuade his fellow colleagues to establish a new category of Best Documentary in the upcoming Oscars event.

Our Men(2021)

1h 46min | Drama
2.6/5 (with 6 votes)

They come from all over the world but they have one thing in common : The Foreign Legion, their new family. Our Men tells these stories : stories of women who struggle to keep their love fire burning; stories of men who leave for battle; stories of loving couples on hostile ground.

Broken Keys(2022)

1h 50min | Drama
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A pianist tries to escape his persecuted Middle-eastern town where modern ways of living and music have been banned by an extremist group.

Directed by Jimmy Keyrouz

100 Minutes(2021)

1h 45min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 4 votes)

100 Minutes is the tale of thousands of Soviet soldiers who fought the Nazis and whose only ‘crime’ was to get caught. Stalin’s justice meted out on the prisoners who returned home was swift: ten years of forced labour in the Siberian camps. Why then would prisoners like Ivan Denisovich fight to stay alive to face another day of hell?

Directed by Gleb Panfilov - With Filipp Yankovsky

Icon(2022)

2h | Drama, War

A gripping war drama that tells the story of Maria Petrova, in whose fate, as in a mirror, the fate of the country was reflected: the daughter of a priest, who renounced her father and the faith, she serves in the NKVD. On the eve of the battle for Moscow, Maria meets the clairvoyant eldress Matrona, and soon it is Maria who is tasked to deliver to Moscow the miraculous icon of the Mother of God, located behind the front line in the occupied territory...

Directed by Vera Storozheva

Legend of Destruction(2021)

1h 33min | Animation, History, War, Drama

What had initially started out as a Jewish revolt against the Roman occupation, quickly turned into a fierce civil war. The combination of religious messianic zeal and the friction between social classes proved disastrous and resulted in the destruction of Jerusalem and the Holy Temple.

Directed by Gidi Dar
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