Iraq war movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant iraq war movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, captivating and suspense films and TV shows about / with iraq war, soldier, military, war, danger, murder, politics, husband wife relationship, violence and american soldier plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, UK, China and other countries.
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iraq war movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as iraq war: Generation Kill (2008), American Sniper (2014), The Hurt Locker (2008), Green Zone (2010), Official Secrets (2019), Redacted (2007), Megan Leavey (2017), Jarhead (2005), Over There (2005), The Long Road Home (2017).

List of iraq war movies

Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, marines, soldier, anti war, war, military life, battles, courage, survival, danger, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 460K
American Sniper (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, soldier, iraq war, navy seal, battles, military, military life, american soldier, courage, u.s. marine, military training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, september 11 2001, year 1998 ...
Place: iraq, middle east, usa, california, texas
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 436K
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Style: realistic, tense, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, iraq war, army, sniper, marines, military, terrorism, war, u.s. army, bomb squad, determination, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: middle east, iraq, baghdad iraq, new york
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 135K
Green Zone (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, rough, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, cia, swat team, pow, army, soldier, deception, gulf war, investigation, patriotism, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq, israel
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Official Secrets (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Switzerland, China
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of British intelligence whistleblower Katharine Gun, who prior to the 2003 Iraq invasion leaked a top-secret NSA memo exposing a joint US-UK illegal spying operation against members of the UN Security Council. The memo proposed ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: iraq war, whistleblower, politics, legal, espionage, lie, investigation, top secret, intrigue, blackmail, british government, british politics ...
Time: year 2003, 2000s, year 2004
Place: washington d.c., london
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 11K
Redacted (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Redacted is a film written and directed by Brian De Palma that is a fictional drama loosely based on the Mahmudiyah killings in Iraq.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: iraq war, soldier, murder, military life, journalist, war, military, media, danger, journalism, state affairs, society ...
Time: contemporary, year 2006
Place: iraq, middle east
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 23K
Megan Leavey (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The true story of Marine Corporal Megan Leavey, who forms a powerful bond with an aggressive combat dog, Rex. While deployed in Iraq, the two complete more than 100 missions and save countless lives, until an IED explosion puts their faithfulness to ...
Style: disturbing, touching, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: female soldier, strong female lead, iraq war, u.s. marine, dog, human animal relationship, u.s. military, iraq war veteran, animals, boot camp, soldier, strong female character ...
Time: 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: iraq, new york state, new york
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 182K
Jarhead (2005)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, anti war, marines, u.s. military, iraq war, war, american soldier, boot camp, death, military life, pride and honor, basic training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989, year 1991, year 1990 ...
Place: iraq, saudi arabia, middle east, sacramento california, hawaii ...
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 4K
Over There (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Gritty, intense, evocative and emotional, "Over There" takes you to the front lines of battle and explores the effects of war on a U.S. Army unit sent to Iraq on their first tour of duty, as well as the equally powerful effects felt at ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, sincere, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, u.s. military, soldier, u.s. army, self sacrifice, right and wrong, danger, hopes, lost, sacrifice, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
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The Long Road Home (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Relive a heroic fight for survival during the Iraq War, when the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood was ferociously ambushed on April 4, 2004, in Sadr City, Baghdad — a day that came to be known in military annals as “Black Sunday.”
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, soldier, army, dead soldier, wartime life, danger, courage, military life, chaos, war, killed in action, battles ...
Time: contemporary
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 2K
Memorial Day (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself ...
Style: serious, exciting, sincere, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: iraq war, soldier, family relations, military life, military, war, world war two, battles, national guard, army, insurgent, infantrymen ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 40s ...
Place: germany, minnesota, usa, iraq, europe ...
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 26K
The Wall (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An American sniper and his spotter engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with an Iraqi sniper.
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, marines, american soldier, iraq war, desert, ambush, wounded soldier, trapped, murder, duel, friend, deception ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq
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Battle for Haditha (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an ...
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: marine, iraq war, war, military, attack, soldier, culture clash, military life, graphic violence, occupation, marines, society ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2005, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 846
The Situation (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The first U.S.-made film drama set during the Iraq war, THE SITUATION chronicles the tragic death of an Iraqi teenager at the hands of U.S. soldiers. The incident sets off an "investigation," a cover-up, and complications involving Iraqi ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: iraq war, assassination, racism, danger, life is a bitch, terrorism, military, journalism, media, battles, soldier, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 1K
Karbala (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Bulgaria
Duration: 115 min.
Story: On 3 April 2004, during the holiday of Ashura, Iraqi rebels loyal to Shiite leader Muktada As-Sadr, launched an insurgency in the Polish zone. The Poles, together with Bulgarian soldiers and Iraqi police, were given the task of defending City Hall, ...
Style: brutal, suspenseful, rough, disturbing
Plot: iraq war, soldier, camaraderie, survival, brutality, combat, battles, tragic event, courage, rescue attempt, conflict, squad ...
Place: bulgaria
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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.
Style: suspenseful, tense, thought provoking, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, american football, iraq war, soldier, thanksgiving, war veteran, hostile takeover, patriotism, flashback, military, mission, heroism ...
Time: 21st century, year 1937, year 2004, 2000s
Place: dallas texas, texas, los angeles, washington d.c., baghdad iraq ...
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Last Flag Flying (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Thirty years after serving together in the Vietnam War, Larry "Doc" Shepherd, Sal Nealon and the Rev. Richard Mueller reunite for a different type of mission: to bury Doc's son, a young Marine killed in Iraq. Forgoing burial at ...
Style: road movie, thought provoking, touching, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: iraq war, u.s. marine, friendship, father son relationship, grief, preacher, church, vietnam war, loss of son, ex soldier, anti war, limping man ...
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Thank You for Your Service (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, iraq war, military, soldier, haunted by the past, rage, violence, married couple, homecoming, beer, screaming, military industrial complex ...
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Sgt. Will Gardner (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A troubled Iraq War veteran struggling to reintegrate into society sets out on a cross-country journey with the hope of reuniting with his young son.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: iraq war, iraq war veteran, soldier, harley davidson, road trip, brain damage, father son relationship, cross country, homelessness, friendship, desperation, post traumatic stress disorder ...
Place: america, usa
Is relevant ?
Grace Is Gone (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Upon hearing his wife was killed in the Iraq war, a father takes his two daughters on a road trip.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Audience: kids
Plot: family relations, iraq war, support group, insomnia, parents and children, patriotism, truth, anti war, couple relations, on the road, innocence lost, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: minnesota, florida, usa, iraq, middle east
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The Four Horsemen (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Four high school football stars enlist in the Marines and head off to fight in the war in Iraq. When one of them is killed and another wounded, they return home only to find is extremely difficult to pick up the threads of their old lives. The ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: iraq war, homecoming, military, soldier, heroes, battles, battle zone, survival, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death of friend, honor, patriotism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 26K
Cherry (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Cherry drifts from college dropout to army medic in Iraq - anchored only by his true love, Emily. But after returning from the war with PTSD, his life spirals into drugs and crime as he struggles to find his place in the world.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: heroin, post traumatic stress disorder, iraq war, bank robber, bank robbery, iraq war veteran, society, american soldier, drug use, self pity, black american, african american ...
Time: year 2007, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa
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The Yellow Birds (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two young soldiers, Bartle and Murph, navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph's mother before their deployment.
Style: tense, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, soldier, adaptation, military, brutality, life is a bitch, heroes, friendship, danger, courage, military officer, violence ...
Place: virginia
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Shock and Awe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."
Style: factual, political, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigative journalism, iraq war, reporter, conspiracy, newspaper, expose, journalist, heroic mission, propaganda, violent, politics, usa politics ...
Time: 2000s, september 11 2001
Place: pentagon, middle east, iraq
Is relevant ?
 5.2
 196
Cost of a Soul (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. Tommy meets his disabled six ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, racism, iraq war, homecoming, haunted by the past, crimes, urban ghetto, society, gang, family problems, war veteran, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 47K
W. (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life -- his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and ...
Style: sincere, cynical, political comedy, factual, realistic ...
Plot: politics, americana, election, patriotism, iraq war, rise to the top, president, parents and children, leadership, society, head of state, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 60s, 70s, 21st century ...
Place: texas, usa, washington d.c., yale university, baghdad iraq ...
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 698
Occupation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: iraq war, military life, military, soldier, life is a bitch, danger, society, selflessness, war veteran, culture clash, war, gulf war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, manchester, manchester england, dubai
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Lions for Lambs (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three stories told simultaneous in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strategy for victory in Afghanistan; two special ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: terrorist, war on terror, propaganda, politics, conservative, state affairs, war, iraq war, behind enemy lines, society, hopes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, iran, california ...
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 134K
Vice (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: u.s. president, political campaign, vice president, war on terror, iraq war, politician, intrigue, u.s. constitution, u.s. congress, political leader, money, mentor ...
Time: year 2001, year 1976, 2010s, year 1968, year 1973 ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, cambodia, wyoming, america ...
Is relevant ?
 3.6
 914
Manticore (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Commandos in Iraq looking for terrorists find a man-eating monster instead.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: military, survival, danger, daring rescue, iraq war, soldier, escapades, supernatural, rivalry, chaos, small town, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq
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