Finally! A movie recomendation, and a GOOD one at that.
The movie "9th Company" is a Russion film (sub-titled) based on a true story and I can honestly say that it easily rivals "Blackhawk Down" if you found that to be an outstanding movie as well. The premises are somewhat similar, a military company gets stranded behind enemy lines with no support. The movie does a good job getting you connected to the characters and to feel the bond between the group of friends.
Gun fights a PLENTY!
There is no lack of action in the second half of the movie and they did a good job getting the camera right into it.
This movie might be overlooked by most people since it may only show up under foreign films but one should definitely not miss out on this one.
"After barely surviving an intensely grueling boot camp in Uzbekistan, an eclectic group of recently enlisted Soviet soldiers ships off to fight in Afghanistan, where they must endure hellish conditions and extremely dangerous Mujahideen forces. Based on a true story from the 1980s, this rousing Russian war film about camaraderie and heroism stars Aleksey Chadov, Artur Smolyaninov and Konstantin Kryukov."