War movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant war movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic, intense, rough and captivating films and TV shows about / with war, military, soldier, courage, brutality, survival, violence, death, army and blood plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as war: Fury (2014), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Saving Private Ryan (1998), American Sniper (2014), The Thin Red Line (1998), Band of Brothers (2001), Green Zone (2010), Pearl Harbor (2001), Enemy at the Gates (2001), Full Metal Jacket (1987).

List of war movies

 7.6
 405K
Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, world war two, nazi germany, military, american soldier, heroism, ambush, battles, rivalry, heroic mission, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
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 8.1
 401K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: based on true events, inspirational, touching, brutal, suspense ...
Plot: war, conscientious objector, bible, violence, courage, survival, father son relationship, world war two, life & death, pacifism, soldier, gore ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, usa
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Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, captivating, bleak, rough, epic ...
Plot: military, war, sniper, army, battles, heroic mission, courage, warrior, rescue, d day, self sacrifice, bravery ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
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 7.3
 420K
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, soldier, iraq war, military training, navy seal, military, battles, military life, heroes, obsession, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, year 2001
Place: iraq, middle east, california, usa, texas
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The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II ...
Style: rough, captivating, bleak, epic, surreal ...
Plot: war, sergeant, invasion, military life, commander, jungle, squad, survival, battle, infantry, soldier, pacific island ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: suspenseful, epic, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military life, military, sniper, battles, gory, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, patriotism, self sacrifice ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, austria, paris france ...
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 6.8
 126K
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, pow, iraq war, cia, patriotism, soldier, deception, uncover truth, investigation, army, political unrest, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east, israel
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 6.2
 302K
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, exciting, epic, factual ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, war, world war two, love and romance, aerial combats, navy, tragic event, friends, airplane, u.s. navy, battleship, love ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1941, 1920s, year 1942 ...
Place: hawaii, japan, pearl harbor, england, asia ...
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Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, military, war, nazism, world war two, friendship, assassination, battle zone, heroes, trap, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
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Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, soldier, military life, boot camp, sergeant, sniper, vietnam war, cruelty, suicide, basic training, violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1968, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. ...
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, tense, suspense, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, working undercover, war, fascist, sadism, self sacrifice, nazi, nazism, german, danger, fictional reality, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france
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War and Remembrance (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 620 min.
Story: War and Remembrance is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Herman Wouk. It is the sequel to highly successful The Winds of War.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, saga ...
Plot: war, battleship, german, massacre, d day, behind enemy lines, soldier, politics, totalitarianism, military life, officers and cadets, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, europe, asia, pacific ocean, pearl harbor ...
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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: battles, knight, warrior, siege, war, christianity, king, military, muslim, swords and armor, army, pride and honor ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, jerusalem, middle east, england, israel ...
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A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and ...
Style: epic, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, behind enemy lines, allies, army, battle zone, heroic mission, against the odds, soldier, mission, mission gone awry, resistance, invasion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: netherlands, holland, germany, europe, poland ...
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 6.3
 50K
Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: war, soldier, frame up, army investigation, racism, trial, military, human spirit, captivity, confined, black people, u.s. army ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
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 8.3
 926K
Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: epic, breathtaking, rough, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, warrior, battles, tragic hero, courage, war, love story, folk hero, heroes, vengeance, leadership, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england, europe, edinburgh scotland
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 8.3
 94K
The Pacific (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 530 min.
Story: A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, war, military, navy, world war two, squad, marines, soldier, battlefield, battle zone, friends, gory ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, korea
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 8.3
 4K
Tour of Duty (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: war, vietnam war, military, jungle warfare, battles, soldier, u.s. army, survival, friendship, politics, danger, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
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 7.7
 352K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courage, sniper, warrior, war, battles, tough heroes, helicopter, army, danger, military, survival, u.s. military ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1993
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, north africa, iraq
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 7.1
 19K
9th Company (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Finland, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, basic training, officers and cadets, battles, ambush, friendship, military life, wartime life, boot camp, death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
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 8.9
 6K
Vinland Saga (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: For a thousand years, the Vikings have made quite a name and reputation for themselves as the strongest families with a thirst for violence. Thorfinn, the son of one of the Vikings' greatest warriors, spends his boyhood in a battlefield ...
Style: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vikings, war, norse mythology, sea battle, viking, violence, massacre, vandalism, revenge, mutilation, exploration, adventure ...
Place: scandinavia
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We Are from the Future (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Four 21st century treasure seekers are transported back into the middle of a WWII battles in Soviet Union...
Style: exciting, serious, rough
Plot: time travel, war, imaginary, soldier, survival, military life, world war two, courage, friendship, battle zone, battles, military ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 21st century, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: russia, soviet union
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 8.2
 318K
Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: national socialism, bleak, disturbing, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: hitler, war, third reich, nazism, confined, adolf hitler, suicide, paranoia, war crime, traitor, loyalty, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, frankfurt germany, berlin germany, prague czechoslovakia ...
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Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, ghetto, rescue, world war two, anti semitism, wartime, survival, nazi, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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 4.5
 795
Crossbreed (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the near future, the President of the New United States of America hires a team of military veterans to retrieve an alien bio-weapon from a top secret research facility orbiting the Earth.
Style: humorous, entertaining, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: war, murder, alien, top secret, ufo, experiment, president, military, casino, invasion, outer space, extraterrestrial ...
Time: future
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Saga of Tanya the Evil (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: On the front lines of the war, there is a little girl. Blond hair, blue eyes, and porcelain white skin, she commands her squad with lisping voice. Her name is Tanya Degurechaff. But in reality, she is one of Japan's most elite salarymen, reborn ...
Style: thought provoking, exciting, tense, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: war, military, life & death, death, violence, soldier, magic, redemption, heroes, culture clash, danger, society ...
Time: 1910s
Place: germany, japan, europe
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Testament of Youth (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, based on memoir, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, war, period piece, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, love affair, nurse, poetry, wartime, nursing, war injury ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, 19th century, 18th century
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
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Violet Evergarden (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The war is over, and Violet Evergarden needs a job. Scarred and emotionless, she takes a job as a letter writer to understand herself and her past.
Style: touching, serious, melancholic, harsh, reflective ...
Plot: war, female protagonist, love, letter, self fulfillment, loss of loved one, weapons, travel, romance, slice of life, life & death, orphan ...
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The World Wars (2014)
Genre: Documentary, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: The World Wars tells the story of three decades of war told through the eyes of various men who were its key players: Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and MacArthur. The documentary examines the two wars as one ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: war, soldier, infantrymen, battles, reenactment, allies, president, dictatorship, russian, military, nazism, life changing experience ...
Time: 1910s, 40s, 20s, 20th century, 30s
Place: europe, usa
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, epic, inter cultural ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, self discovery, battles, pride and honor, human spirit, courage, friendship, master warrior, dignity, military life, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, tokyo
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