18 best series about special forces

Courage, heroism, steadfastness, loyalty to the oath, strong friendship. All these qualities unite different people, create a cohesive team that can withstand any dangers. A movie about special forces is a favorite topic of many people who have gone through the army or internal troops. We have compiled a list of the best Russian and foreign series about special forces.

Immediate Response (2019)

The hero of the action-packed novelty of 2019 is police captain Sasha Osokin, who leads the immediate response squad. Having left for the scene of a shootout of drug dealers, the group finds themselves under heavy fire, in which a young lieutenant dies, and another commando is seriously wounded. The situation becomes critical when it turns out the loss of a large amount of cash. Alexander soon manages to find the bag, but there is a dilemma: give the money as evidence or use it for a good cause.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?
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Actors:
Ivan Batarev, Vitaly Kovalenko, Maxim Merkulov …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3

Age restrictions:
16+


Special Forces (2017 – 2020)

An exciting American series tells about the everyday life of US Navy SEALs, whose list of tasks includes the most difficult and seemingly impossible missions. Hostage rescue, search and rescue operations, sabotage operations. Even the discovery and capture of world terrorist Saddam Hussein is their job. The prototypes of the heroes of the action movie were real special forces.

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Original title:
SEAL Team

Actors:
David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Jessica Pare …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 7.5

Age restrictions:
16+


Hostage (2017 – 2019)

2016, Copenhagen. October morning turned out to be harsh for 15 metro passengers who were captured by an armed group of people. The bandits intend to kill one person per hour if the conditions are not met. Philip Norgaard, the head of the security service, finds himself in the middle of the action. It was he who was entrusted to lead the negotiations. Will it be possible to negotiate with the militants or will we have to go on the assault?

Original title:
Gidseltagningen

Actors:
Johannes Lassen, Alexander Villaume, Peder Thomas Pedersen …

Country:
Denmark

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 7.2

Age restrictions:
16+


Battalion (2018)

The new Russian series about special forces is a television version of the sensational action movie “The Balkan Frontier”. 1999, Yugoslavia. A country torn apart by civil war between Albanians and Serbs. Pristina Airport is a strategic facility. And if the liberation army captures it, then the Albanians will destroy the entire population of the Serbs. In order to prevent genocide, the Russian command decides to work ahead of the curve by capturing the airport. To carry out the special operation, the GRU special forces are involved.

Actors:
Maxim Schegolev, Dmitry Ulyanov, Alexander Bukharov …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4

Age restrictions:
16+


Six (2017 – 2018)

The series about the American special forces tells about the elite division of the US Navy SEALs – “Team 6”. So called members of the military fraternity, performing the most dangerous operations around the world, including the elimination of the leader of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden. The storyline of the action movie is based on real events and tells about the difficult missions of fighters who, at the risk of their lives, successfully fulfill their goals.

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Original title:
Six

Actors:
Barry Sloan, Kyle Schmid, Juan Pablo Raba …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 7.3

Age restrictions:
16+


Callsign “Flock” (2013 – 2014)

A group of Russian mercenaries of five people will have to perform a difficult task. The corporation, whose residence is located on one of the private islands in the Gulf of Chile, uses the land for the disposal of radioactive waste, covering its activities with the extraction of rubble. During the operation, it turns out that not only recycling is carried out here, but also live people are traded.

Actors:
Evgeny Sidikhin, Sergey Vorobyov, Petr Logachev …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 3.4

Age restrictions:
16+


March 2: Special Circumstances (2013)

The heroes of the modern series are the elite of the special forces of the FSB of Russia under the leadership of Alexander Buida. Every day they have to face criminal elements, drug dealers and even terrorist fanatics. Risking their lives, the soldiers of the Russian special forces are serving, overcoming obstacles at any cost. The main thing is devotion, duty and the ability to look danger in the face.

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Actors:
Ilya Sokolovsky, Karina Andolenko, Vadim Tsallati …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9

Age restrictions:
16+


White Wolves (2012)

There is always a job for the cool fighters of the special forces group. Find and neutralize a gang of drug dealers. Save the children from a raging drunk father, a former military man. Find and return to prison fugitives. Ensure the safety of key prosecution witnesses. Eliminate terrorists and prevent the death of innocent people. In general, all the most difficult tasks are the path of the heroes of an action-packed action movie.

Actors:
Andrey Averyanov, Denis Bobyshev, Tatyana Kalikh …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9

Age restrictions:
16+


Outrunning the Shot (2011)

The list of the best series about special forces continues with a modern Russian TV movie about a special rapid reaction squad. Or abbreviated – SOBR. Not everyone can get into the elite. Here reign their customs, laws and charters. The word “impossible” does not exist for them. The operation will be carried out at any cost. Therefore, they do not get better on the way. They are ahead of the bullets and shoot without a miss. The action movie series is based on the novel of the same name by Andrey Kivinov.

Actors:
Alexei Yanin, Andrey Feskov, Ekaterina Fedulova …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8

Age restrictions:
16+


Strike Back (2010 – 2020)

An exciting foreign series about British special forces is a film adaptation of the novel by Chris Ryan, a former military man. John Porter led a failed hostage rescue operation in Iraq. Due to the death of his subordinates, John is fired from the army. After seven long years, riddled with guilt, Porter returns to Basra to right the wrongs of the past.

Original title:
Strike Back

Actors:
Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton, Michelle Lukes …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 8.2

Age Limits :
16+


SOBR (2010 – 2012)

After being fired from the armed forces, Alexander Yakushev, a former paratrooper, finds work in a special rapid reaction unit. From that moment on, his life begins to walk on a razor’s edge. Carrying out a responsible task to protect the investigation team in Chechnya, Russian special forces will have clashes with local militants, arms dealers and corrupt officials.

Actors:
Alexey Komashko, Vladislav Demin, Andrey Lavrov …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2

Age restrictions:
16+


Landing (2009)

The popular Russian series about paratroopers and special forces tells about those who were called the last lieutenants of the USSR. None of them imagined what fate lay ahead. But they regularly fulfilled their duty to the Motherland and remained faithful to the oath. These are paratroopers! After the collapse of the Soviet Union, they continued to participate in secret operations in the territories of Chechnya, Tajikistan, and Abkhazia. Their slogan is “No one but us!”.

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Actors:
Yegor Beroev, Kirill Pletnev, Nikita Emshanov …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 6.1

Age restrictions:
16+


Hot spot (2008 – 2012)

Ordinary people who know how to do their job well. Conflict resolution, bomb disposal, negotiations with terrorists and many other complex tasks that specially trained fighters are capable of. Each death, left behind, falls on the shoulders of a heavy burden. All this is within the power of the strategic response team called SRU. The Canadian series is worth watching for all lovers of quality action movies.

Original title:
Flashpoint

Actors:
Hugh Dillon, Amy Jo Johnson, David Petkau …

Country:
Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 7.7

Age Limits :
12+


Group “Zeta” (2007)

The story of Lieutenant Colonel Alexei Timofeev continues the top series about special forces. After an unsuccessful attempt to free the hostages on the bus, the commando retires from the army. Soon he is offered to lead a secret unit whose task is to eliminate dangerous elements, terrorists and criminal structures. However, later it turns out that all members of the group become pawns in a big game, from which there is only one way to get out.

Actors:
Oleg Shtefanko, Alexei Zharkov, Evgenia Igumnova …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 5.0

Age restrictions:
16+


Detachment “Antiterror” (2006 – 2009)

An airliner with businessmen from Europe on board ends up in the hands of Afghan militants. The hostages face certain death if the conditions are not met. Rescue people and destroy the invaders entrusted to Jonas Blaine, commander of the elite unit “Alpha”. A young Bob Brown joins the secret mission. This is his first mission in Afghanistan, which cannot be failed and, if possible, return home alive.

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Original title:
The Unit

Actors:
Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Audrey Marie Anderson …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 8.1

Age restrictions:
16+


Sea Devils (2005 – 2011)

A cool Russian series tells about four friends, fighters of an elite detachment of marines. There are no insurmountable barriers for them. On the water, on land and in the air, the Marines are ready to perform the task at the highest level. Professionals in their field are always in the ranks, day and night. And the words “friendship”, “honor of an officer” and “duty” are not just sounds, but the most valuable thing in life.

Actors:
Oleg Chernov, Ivan Parshin, Vitaly Kovalenko …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.3, IMDb – 4.4

Age restrictions:
16+


Special forces elite (2002 – 2006)

Everyday life of the Red Special Purpose Detachment of the British Airborne Forces. Their tasks include: anti-terrorist, sabotage and intelligence operations on the territory of their country and abroad. Also the protection of higher ranks and the prevention of local conflicts. The scriptwriters and consultants of the action movie were former special forces from the SAS detachment. The series received high ratings and good reviews from viewers.

Original title:
Ultimate Force

Actors:
Ross Kemp, Miles Anderson, Christopher Fox …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.7

Age restrictions:
16+


SWAT (2002)

The rating Russian series tells about the everyday life of the GRU special forces. The faces shown in the series are fictitious. However, such a special forces unit of the GRU really exists. It is to them that the picture is dedicated. Events take place in St. Petersburg and Chechnya, where the fate of the main characters throws. Fighters every day, risking their lives, face new dangers, successfully overcoming them. Their “hot spot” never goes out.

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Actors:
Alexander Baluev, Vladislav Galkin, Alexey Kravchenko …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
16+


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