Motherland heroes

by lopezr-22964 | created - 30 Oct 2016 | updated - 30 Oct 2016 | Public

Hero or heroine who is fighting for their people in countries of Red, Soviet, China, North Korea, Vietnam,

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1. First Squad: The Moment of Truth (2009)

Not Rated | 73 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Set during the opening days of World War II on the Eastern Front. Its main cast are a group of Soviet teenagers with extraordinary abilities; the teenagers have been drafted to form a ... See full summary »

Directors: Yoshiharu Ashino, Aljosha Klimov, Misha Shprits | Stars: Elena Chebaturkina, Mikhail Tikhonov, Damir Eldarov, Ludmila Shuvalova

Votes: 1,480

2. Ip Man (2008)

R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

59 Metascore

During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan, Ka Tung Lam

Votes: 198,027

3. Clash (2009)

R | 90 min | Action

Trinh, a mercenary, must complete a series of organized crime jobs for her boss in order to win the release of her kidnapped daughter. She hires several mercenaries to help, including Quan,... See full summary »

Director: Thanh Son Le | Stars: Johnny Nguyen, Van Veronica Ngo, Hoang Phuc Nguyen, Lam Minh Thang

Votes: 1,019

4. Hong Kil-dong (1986)

108 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The illegitimate son of a nobleman defends peasants from greedy rulers, confounds local bandits, and struggles for permission to marry his tasty upper-crust sweetheart despite their vast societal differences. Then ninjas arrive.

Directors: Kil-in Kim, Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Kye-Sung Chan, Son Hui Chang, Sun-bu Choe, Yong Il Hwan

Votes: 411

5. Enemy at the Gates (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, History, War

53 Metascore

A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Jude Law, Ed Harris, Joseph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz

Votes: 227,396 | Gross: $51.40M

6. The Resistance (2011)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In a time of war, when occupation turns to genocide, one woman choose resistance over death and takes on the empire of Japan.

Director: Peng Zhang Li | Stars: Hu Ling Meng, Peng Zhang Li, Jeremy Marr Williams, Zhang Xiao Hua

Votes: 1,044

7. The Lady Assassin (2013)

83 min | Action

When a kidnapped girl from an elite family is saved by a trio of tavern owners, she slowly realizes they are not what they seem; uncovering their secret training as assassins, she joins ... See full summary »

Director: Quang Dung Nguyen | Stars: Kim Dzung, Tang Thanh Ha, Thanh Hang, Pham Anh Khoa

Votes: 242

8. Unsung Heroes (1978)

Action

The film follows Yu Rim, a Korean expatriate in the United Kingdom working as a journalist, who is ordered by the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea to proceed to Seoul and gather intelligence on the United States Forces Korea.

Directors: Ko Hak-lim, Ryu Ho-son | Stars: Larry Allen Abshier, Son Dae-won, James Joseph Dresnok, Kim Duk-sam

Votes: 21

9. Red Scorpion (1988)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure

A Soviet Special Forces soldier is sent on a mission to infiltrate an African rebel army and assassinate its leader, but the war machine they trained starts to think for himself.

Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh, Al White, T.P. McKenna

Votes: 7,789 | Gross: $4.19M

10. Mulan (1998)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

71 Metascore

To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.

Directors: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook | Stars: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Miguel Ferrer

Votes: 227,965 | Gross: $120.62M

11. Mulan (2009)

Not Rated | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

The epic story of the Chinese girl-warrior, Mulan, who fights to defend her father.

Directors: Jingle Ma, Wei Dong | Stars: Wei Zhao, Kun Chen, Jaycee Chan, Rongguang Yu

Votes: 4,985

12. Pulgasari (1985)

95 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

In feudal Korea, the evil King becomes aware that there is a peasant rebellion being planned in the country. He steals all the iron farming tools and cooking pots from the people so that he... See full summary »

Director: Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Son Hui Chang, Ham Gi Sop, Jong-uk Ri, Gwon Ri

Votes: 833

13. Anastasia (1997)

G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

59 Metascore

The last surviving child of the Russian Royal Family joins two con men to reunite with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress, while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman | Stars: Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, Kelsey Grammer

Votes: 104,196 | Gross: $58.41M

14. The Choice (2015– )

War

During the Japanese occupation during 1937 to 1945, China is in chaos and almost separated, only one man can save China, his name is Wu.

Stars: Johan Karlberg, Tenma Shibuya, Han Yang Bin, Sha Jing Chang

Votes: 14

15. Lua Phat (2013)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Assigned to protect a small town in Vietnam, Dao arrives to fight against the crime boss; but soon his past catches up with him, threatening to destroy the cherished village.

Director: Dustin Nguyen | Stars: Dustin Nguyen, Van Veronica Ngo, Roger Yuan, Thai Hoa

Votes: 432

16. Sword of the Assassin (2012)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Drama, History

Nguyen Vu is the sole survivor of his family who was executed by the empress of Vietnam. Upon discovering that his family may have been framed for crimes they did not commit, he sets out to bring justice and clear his family name.

Director: Victor Vu | Stars: Huynh Dong, Midu, Khuong Ngoc, Minh Thuan

Votes: 706

17. Guardians (2017)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi

During the Cold War, an organization called "Patriot" created a super-hero squad, which includes members of multiple Soviet republics. For years, the heroes had to hide their identities, but in hard times they must show themselves again.

Director: Sarik Andreasyan | Stars: Anton Pampushnyy, Sanjar Madi, Sebastien Sisak, Alina Lanina

Votes: 10,179

18. Admiral (2008)

Not Rated | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of admiral Aleksandr Kolchak who remained faithful to his oath to the Russian Emperor and fought against the Bolshevik rule after the 1917 October Revolution.

Director: Andrey Kravchuk | Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Elizaveta Boyarskaya, Sergey Bezrukov, Vladislav Vetrov

Votes: 7,251



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