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, rough, captivating and intense films and TV shows about / with war, military, soldier, death, survival, courage, brutality, beautiful scenery, heroes and army plots mostly in War, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as war: Fury (2014), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Braveheart (1995), The Thin Red Line (1998), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), Green Zone (2010), War and Remembrance (1988), Band of Brothers (2001), American Sniper (2014).

List of war movies

 7.6
 388K
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: tense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, nazi germany, american soldier, military, heroism, world war two, ambush, battles, rivalry, heroic mission, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, mine
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 8.1
 377K
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, world war two, father son relationship, life & death, pacifism, soldier, gore ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, usa
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 8.3
 901K
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, rough, breathtaking, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, warrior, war, tragic hero, courage, battles, love story, folk hero, heroes, leadership, vengeance, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england, europe, edinburgh scotland
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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: bleak, rough, captivating, 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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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, battles, army, courage, heroic mission, rescue, warrior, d day, cowardice, self sacrifice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
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 6.2
 296K
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, navy, world war two, love and romance, aerial combats, tragic event, friends, airplane, u.s. navy, love, wartime ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1942, 1920s ...
Place: hawaii, pearl harbor, japan, battleship, england ...
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 6.8
 123K
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, cia, patriotism, soldier, deception, uncover truth, investigation, army, political unrest, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east, israel
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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, exciting, captivating, realistic, epic
Plot: war, soldier, behind enemy lines, german, massacre, d day, family in crisis, heroes, wartime life, state affairs, escapades, against humanity ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, japan, battleship, asia, pacific ocean ...
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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: epic, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, war, military life, battles, sniper, gory, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, patriotism, self sacrifice ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france, belgium, netherlands ...
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 7.3
 407K
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: sniper, soldier, war, iraq war, military, military training, battles, navy seal, 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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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, serious, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, ghetto, wartime, rescue, survival, anti semitism, war, confined, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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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: date night, boys' night
Plot: knight, king, warrior, battles, siege, war, christianity, military, muslim, swords and armor, army, adventure ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, england, israel, palestine ...
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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, realistic, bleak, serious
Plot: war, vietnam war, military, jungle warfare, soldier, u.s. army, battles, captivity, danger, friendship, tough heroes, pow ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
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 7.7
 343K
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, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courage, sniper, war, battles, tough heroes, warrior, danger, military, helicopter, survival, army, u.s. military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1993, year 1992
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, iraq
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 6.3
 49K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, uplifting ...
Plot: war, soldier, frame up, army investigation, racism, trial, military, captivity, human spirit, confined, black people, u.s. army ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
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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, soldier, military life, courage, friendship, battle zone, survival, battles, imaginary, russian soldier, military ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 21st century, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: russia, soviet union
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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, tense, atmospheric, suspense, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, working undercover, war, sadism, german, nazi, self sacrifice, danger, soldier, hitler, nazism, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france
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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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, officers and cadets, basic training, battles, ambush, friendship, wartime life, military life, boot camp, death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
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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, soldier, war, sergeant, military life, sniper, vietnam war, boot camp, suicide, basic training, violence, battles ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s, year 1967
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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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, rough, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, military, war, nazism, friendship, assassination, battle zone, heroes, trap, rivalry, elimination, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
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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, serious, captivating, based on memoir, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, period piece, world war one, life is a bitch, wartime life, love affair, love and romance, nurse, poetry, wartime, war injury, compassion ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, 19th century, 18th century
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
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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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: war, soldier, infantrymen, battles, totalitarianism, leadership, army, military, russian, nazism, life changing experience, german ...
Time: 20s, 40s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, europe
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 6.1
 3K
Bastards (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A "Hitlerjugend" kind of story, set in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, based on a fictitious story from the eponymous book by Vladimir Kunin.
Style: rough, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: war, criminal heroes, military, confined, military camp, battles, world war two, child murders a child, boy, blood, bullying, dead child ...
Time: 40s
Place: russia, romania, mine, soviet union
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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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 8.3
 90K
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, military, world war two, navy, war, squad, soldier, marines, battlefield, battle zone, friends, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, korea
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Suite Fran?aise (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, Canada, Belgium, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Plot: forbidden love, nazi occupation, german soldier, love and romance, fall in love, war, military, adultery, world war two, soldier, wartime life, german officer ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, england, ireland
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Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
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, war, anti war, battles, morality, courage, military life, survival, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
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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, epic, serious, inter cultural ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, pride and honor, self discovery, courage, battles, master warrior, human spirit, friendship, dignity, military life, swords and armor ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, tokyo
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 7.2
 458K
Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Malta, UK
Duration: 163 min.
Story: In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was ...
Style: epic, exciting, rough, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: warrior, mythology, sword fight, betrayal, army, courage, tragic hero, forbidden love, conquering, heroes, ancient, heroic ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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 7.2
 132K
Unbroken (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.
Style: bleak, rough, epic, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: captivity, war, u.s. air force, soldier, island, survival, life is a bitch, athlete's life, danger, human spirit, hopes, sport ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: japan, pacific ocean, germany, asia, tokyo
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