A list of Best Russian War movies you should watch in 2022

Russian War movies

Russia, previously known as USSR, has the second most organized and strongest army in the world just after the United States. Over the 19th century, Russia has been involved in 58 Wars directly and Indirectly.

On 24th Feburary 2022, Russia launched a full-scale war on Ukraine. Puttin the Russian President called this a special military operation in the interest of Russia. In reality war on Ukrain is because of its close ties with the West, especially the United States.

This is not the first time that Russia and Ukraine are involved in a war, in 1917 Ukrain was bombed by Russia (SFRS) and its allies over the war of Independence (Ukraine). In 2014 Russia launched a proxy war over two areas in Ukrain and claimed them independent of Ukraine. The two small countries touch borders with Russia and are named, Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic, both are backed by Russia.

In 2020, Ukrain was about to join the NATO forces as a member. Ukraine joining NATO panicked Russian president Putin and he decided to launch a full-fledged military attack on Ukraine.

The war is still going on and we don’t know if Ukrain can win or will be doomed by the red army forever. Russia has an army 10 times bigger and stronger than Ukraine but let’s hope Ukrain win this one.

In the war movies, we have always seen Russia with a big army but it couldn’t win the War. Here is a list of Russian war movies you must see in 2022.

Enemy at the Gates

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The scene is set in World War II, where a young soldier was sent to war at Stalingrad. Russia was losing war against Germany, when Danilov, a senior lieutenant decide to motivate their soldiers by an example.

Soon they started publishing fake news in the newspapers over the wins and kills of a war hero. This news caught the eyes of Germans and they send their best sniper to kill this man.

The movie is rated 7.6 out of 10 on IMDb and 53% on Tomatometer.

  • Genre: Action, Drama, War
  • Metacritic Score: 53
  • Metacritic User Score: 6.9
  • Release date: March 16, 2001

Enemy at the Gates is streaming on the following platforms:

  1. In the United States, the Russian War movie is streaming on Prime Video and Hoopla.
  2. In Canada, you can watch Enemy at the Gates only on Hoopla.
  3. In the United Kingdom, this Russian War thriller can be streamed on Sky Go, Not TV Cinema and Virgin TV Go.
  4. In Australia, you can watch it only on Prime Video.



Stalingrad is the story of five Russian soldiers who took refuge in a building after the attack on Stalingrad. The film revolves around the story of these five soldiers and how they deal with love and life in the post-war events.

The story is about love and war and a soldier who has to choose between his duty and the woman he loves.

Stalingrad was not well received by the public and just managed to score a 5.7 out of 10 on IMDb, Tomatometer gave it a 50% score.

  • Genre: Action, Drama, War
  • Metacritic Score: 49
  • Metacritic User Score: N/A
  • Release date: October 10, 2013

Stalingrad is an epic Russian War movie that is available on a limited number of VOD services. We have created a list of all the OTT platforms that stream Stalingrad online.

  1. In the US you can stream Stalingrad only rent the movie on Vudu, Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies and other stores
  2. Australian movie lovers will suffer the same fate because Stalingrad is not streaming on any VOD service.
  3. The movie is not streaming anywhere in the United Kingdom in 2022.
  4. The same situation is in Canada, you can not stream the movie anywhere, however, the movie is available on rent on Google Play Movies, Cineplex and other stores.

Battle for Sevastopol

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The Battle of Sevastopol is a story of a young Russian woman who joined the red army to fight Germany. With her passion and love for country, she became one of the deadliest snipers in World War II.

The movie is directed by Sergey Mokritskiy and Yulia Peresild as Pavlichenko performed the role of the leading actor. The movie is a biopic of Lyudmila Pavlichenko, the soldier who fought for her country. The movie has scored a 7/10 on IMDb.

  • Genre: Romance, Drama, War
  • Metacritic Score: N/A
  • Metacritic User Score: N/A
  • Release date: April 2, 2015

Where to Watch Sevastopol (2015) online

Sevastopol is streaming on the following VOD platforms:

  • In Canada, you can watch this Russian War movie on Tubi TV
  • In the United States, Sevastopol is streaming on Tubi TV and Prime Video with the IMDb channel.
  • In Australia, you can watch Sevastopol only on Tubi TV.
  • In the UK, this war movie can only be streamed on Pluto TV.

The Monuments Men

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A crew of highly skilled Russian men is sent to Germany to rescue a lost treasure. The movie is based on the book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History written by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter.

The story revolves around a group of Russian men including Soldiers, Architects, museum directors, and historians. They lead the group in their mission to find the lost treasure.

The Monuments Men is star-studded with Matt Damon playing the leading role with Bill Murray, John Goodman, and others. The movie is directed and produced by George Clooney.

The movie has successfully scored a rating of 6.1/10 on IMDb and a low score of 30% on Tomatometer.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, War, History
  • Metacritic Score: 52
  • Metacritic User Score: 5.4
  • Release date: Feburary 7, 2014

Where to Watch The Monuments Men (2014) online

The Monument Man is streaming on multiple streaming platforms including Prime Video and Disney+

  • In the United States, you can watch it on Tubi TV and Pluto TV.
  • In the UK, this Russian War movie is available on Disney+, Prime Video and Virgin TV Go.
  • In Canada, you can stream The Monument Men only on CTV.
  • In Australia, Disney+ and Foxtel Now are streaming the movie.

Stalingrad: Dogs, Do You Want to Live Forever?

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Stalingrad: Dogs, Do You Want to Live Forever? is a German movie directed by Frank Wisbar, the movie is based on the novel “Dogs, do you want to live forever?”, “Hunde, wollt ihr ewig leben” – German name.

The story revolves around a young soldier who is sent to Stalingrad to serve with the Romanian Army. Things got difficult when the Russian Army attacked them and they have to take refuge in the city of Stalingrad.

Stalingrad: Dogs, Do You Want to Live Forever? has managed to score 7.2/10 by the users on IMDb.

  • Genre: Drama, War
  • Metacritic Score: N/A
  • Metacritic User Score: N/A
  • Release date: Feburary 7, 2014

Where to Watch Stalingrad: Dogs, Do You Want to Live Forever? (1959) Online

The movie is available on YouTube and you can watch it for Free with English subs.

Admiral (2008)

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The movie tells the story of a Russian Navy man who found himself surrounded by the German Navy while he was laying mines in the German waters.

The film is a biopic about Alexander Kolchak, vice admiral in the Russian Navy. The movie also displays a love triangle between Admiral, his wife, and a poetess. The movie has scored 6.7/10 on IMDb.

  • Genre: Drama, War
  • Metacritic Score: N/A
  • Metacritic User Score: N/A
  • Release date: Feburary 7, 2014

Battalion (2015)


Battalion is a movie that tells the contribution of the unsung heroes of World War I. A women-only Russian combat unit also known as First Battalion of Death. The film is set in the post Feburary Revolution events when Russian soldiers were demoralized and women joined forces to motivate their countrymen.

The movie is directed by Dmitry Meskhiev and Mariya Aronova plays the leading role in this Russian War movie. It has successfully scored 6.5/10 on IMDb.

  • Genre: Drama, War, Action, History
  • Metacritic Score: N/A
  • Metacritic User Score: N/A
  • Release date: Feburary 7, 2014

Where to watch Battalion Online?

This Russian Warm movie is streaming on IMDb TV Amazon Channel in the United States.

In Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom, the movie is not available for streaming on any streaming platform or renting store.

Final Word

There are plenty of other Russian War movies out there that are a treat to watch today but we could not include all of them in our list. We hope you have enjoyed reading our blog on the best Russian war movies.

Written by Mickel Clark

Mickel is a streaming aficionado who loves nothing more than to pen down his thoughts about the movies, anime and TV shows he has watched and likes sharing hacks on how to stream them online.