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World War II Movies - Eastern Front

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Great Battles

Original title: Освобождение
German title: Die Befreiung

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

Film I: The Fire Bulge
(Kursk - 1943)
Film II: Breakthrough
(Orel, Belgorod, Kharkov, Battle of the Dnieper - 1943)
Film III: Direction of the Main Blow
(Operation Bagration, Belorussia, Poland - 1944)

Film IV: The Battle of Berlin
Film V: The Last Assault
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Original title: Битва за Москву
German title: Schlacht um Moskau
English title: Battle of Moscow

This 1985 Soviet two-part film is presenting a dramatized account of the 1941 Battle of Moscow and the events preceding it.

Historical background: Battle of Moscow
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Original title: Они сражались за родину
German title: Sie kämpften für die Heimat

In July 1942 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. While they move back to the Russian territory through the countryside, the soldiers show their companionship, sentiments, fears and heroism to defend their motherland.

Historical background: Case Blue (Fall Blau)
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Leningrad

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Ladoga (2014)
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Leningrad (2009)
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Stalingrad

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Stalingrad (1993)
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German title: Hunde, wollt ihr ewig leben?
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Stalingrad (2013)
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The Hot Snow (1972)
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Vozmezdie (1970)
German title: Man wird nicht als Soldat geboren

This is the sequel of the movie Zhivye i myortvye.
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1941 - The Beginning of Barbarossa

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This is the remake of the classic movie from 1972.
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In June 1941 (2008)
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Year: July 1941
Location: Mogilev (Belarus)
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The war through the eyes of...

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Fate of a Man (1959)
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Original title: Отец солдата / Jariskatsis mama
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Original title: Живые и мёртвые
German title: Die Lebenden und die Toten
English title: The Alive and the Dead

Date: 1941

This movie is told from the perspective of war correspondent Ivan Sintsov. He becomes witness of the difficult events of the first months of war until the counter-offensive of the Red Army near Moskow in 1941.
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German title: Unsere Mütter, Unsere Väter

Mini-Series (3 episodes)

Date: 1941-1946

The series tells the story of five German friends, aged around 20, on their different paths through Nazi Germany and World War II: As Wehrmacht soldiers on the Eastern Front, war nurse, aspiring singer, and Jewish tailor respectively.
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Kursanty (2004)
Original title: Курсанты (English: The Cadets)

Mini-Series (10 episodes)

Date: winter 1942/43 (3 months)

In "The Cadets", we get an in-depth story about how the Soviets trained their troops for the Great Patriotic War around the time of the Battle of Stalingrad. These cadets are learning artillery, but they are also learning about life in a small town - about women, about power, and about war.
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Cross of Iron (1977)
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Original titles: Битва за Севастополь / Neslamla

A biographical film about the life path of Lyudmila Pavlichenko, woman-sniper, who became a hero during the siege of Sevastopol in 1941–1942.
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08/15, Part 2 (1955)
German title: 08/15 Zweiter Teil

08/15, Part 2 is the second part of the 08/15 film trilogy.

At the Eastern Front in winter 1942. The soldiers of the 3rd artillery battery get a new chief, who is keen on medals and brings his soldiers into great danger.
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Riorita (2008)
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Aerial warfare

Original title: В бой идут одни старики
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Original title: Торпедоносцы

Location: Murmansk

In 1944, when British navy convoys try to supply the Soviets with war material under the lend-lease agreement, the Soviet naval aviation base in Murmansk is attacked by German bombers.
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Istrebiteli (2013)
Original title: Истребители

TV-Series (2 seasons)

The second season from 2015 is called Истребители: Последний бой.
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Penal battalions, Desertion, Defection

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My Zero Hour (1970)
German title: Meine Stunde Null
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German title: Mama, ich lebe

Four young Germans in a Soviet POW camp decide to join the Red Army to hasten the end of the war.
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Prisoners of War

German title: So weit die Füße tragen

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At the end of WW2, a German POW doing hard labor in the Soviet Gulag escapes from his Siberian camp to return to Germany but he's pursued by a Soviet NKVD officer.
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In Tranzit (2008)
German title: Das Lager - Wir gingen durch die Hölle
Years: 1946+
Location: Leningrad
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The Way Back (2010)
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German title: Der Arzt von Stalingrad
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Spies, Special Operations, Behind Enemy Lines

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Original title: Семнадцать мгновений весны

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Year: 1944
Location: Beskid Mountains (Ukraine, Poland, Hungary)
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Apostol (2008)
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Diversant (2004)
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The Star (2002)
Year: 1944
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Year: 1944
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The "Eastern Front" includes all territories from Eastern Poland to Russia.

I include not only feature films but also TV-Series and Mini-Series.

This list is a work in progress. I'll add more movies and eye candy (pictures). I decided to publish it at the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.

This is the third list of a series about World War II movies.

Here are the other lists:
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Posted: 2 years ago at Nov 17 14:25
Nice list, I have referred to it in my WWII movie list at the end of the 'Easter Front' section -
http://www.listal.com/list/world-war-ii-movies-philsump

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