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, courage, soldier, brutality, death, army, storytelling, sacrifice and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, UK, Russia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as war: We Are from the Future (2008), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), Schindler's List (1993), The Thin Red Line (1998), Troy (2004), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), War & Peace (2016), Dunkirk (2017), Braveheart (1995).
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Schindler's List (1993)
Biography, Drama, History
USA
195 min.
 8.9
War & Peace (2016)
Drama, History, Romance, War
UK
379 min.
 8.2
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Overlord (2018)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, War
USA, Canada
110 min.
 7.1
Air Strike (2018)
Action, Adventure, Drama, War
China
120 min.
 3.5

List of war movies

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, friendship, courage, survival, battles, imaginary, battle zone, death, world war two ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 40s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: russia, soviet union
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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: battles, war, military, heroic mission, sniper, courage, army, rescue, d day, obsessive quest, cowardice, bravery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
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 6.1
 285K
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: sentimental, exciting, romantic, factual, epic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, war, tragic event, love and romance, friends, aerial combats, navy, airplane, pilot, battles, love, childhood friend ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941, 1920s, 1940s ...
Place: hawaii, pearl harbor, asia, japan, england ...
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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, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rescue, anti semitism, survival, genocide, war, against humanity, confined, concentration camp, nazism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe
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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: epic, atmospheric, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: war, jungle, sergeant, invasion, commander, battle, survival, soldier, infantry, awol, pacific island, rifle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
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 7.2
 434K
Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
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, teens, date night
Plot: betrayal, tragic hero, courage, forbidden love, war, ancient, warrior, master warrior, mythology, sword fight, duel, vengeance ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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 8.1
 340K
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, touching, brutal, suspense, inspirational ...
Plot: war, bible, conscientious objector, courage, violence, survival, world war two, father son relationship, life & death, prejudice, soldier, pacifism ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: japan, usa
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 8.2
 16K
War & Peace (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 379 min.
Story: Sumptuous BBC mini-series following the fortunes and the rise and fall of five aristocratic families in the waning days of imperial Russia.
Style: captivating, epic, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: war, society, love and romance, state affairs, aristocracy, love story, fall in love, courage, couple relations, wartime life, couples, battle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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 7.9
 434K
Dunkirk (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: atmospheric, dramatic, realistic, based on true events, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, survival, evacuation, british army, soldier, german, wartime, rescue, rescue mission, surrounded, german army ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: france, europe, english channel, england, battleship ...
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 8.4
 858K
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: rough, epic, exciting, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, tragic hero, courage, battles, heroes, war, leadership, vengeance, master warrior, warrior, idealism, legend ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe, edinburgh scotland
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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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, marines, military, anti war, soldier, battles, iraq war, military life, battle zone, morality, courage, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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 7.7
 672K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, harsh, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, courage, master warrior, legends and myths, war, soldier, gory, battles, army, historical character, ancient, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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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, realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military, platoon, boot camp, sergeant, sniper, suicide, battles, vietnam war, violence, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1967, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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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, stylized, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, wartime life, love and romance, love affair, life is a bitch, nurse, poetry, romance, compassion, pacifism, summer, war injury ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, 18th century
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
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Lions for Lambs (2007)
Genre: Drama, 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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, psychological, reflective ...
Plot: war, politics, conservative, propaganda, state affairs, idealism, republican, manipulation, behind enemy lines, helicopter, teachers and students, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, usa, iran, california, washington d.c. ...
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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, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, war, soldier, german, military, danger, hitler, violence, dynamite, heroic mission, sadism, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 120K
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, realistic, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, pow, cia, gulf war, military, patriotism, army, deception, uncover truth, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east, israel
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 18K
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, battles, officers and cadets, war, basic training, friendship, military life, death, wartime life, boot camp, killed in action ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
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 7.5
 237K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, military, soldier, war, battles, courage, terrorism, gunfight, selflessness, death, military life, squad ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 7K
The Cuckoo (2002)
Genre: Drama, War, Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet Army, arrested by the Front Secret Police ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: war, understanding, love triangle, culture clash, russian, twins, finnish, soldier, wilderness, friendship, sniper, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: finland, russia, germany
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Magnificent Century (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Muhteşem Yüzyıl is a prime time historical Turkish television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, love and romance, intrigue, political unrest, political intrigue, couple relations, battles, power struggle, war, state affairs, destiny, change of luck ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, 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: serious, exciting, stylized, captivating, epic ...
Plot: samurai, self discovery, friendship, courage, battles, warrior, war, emperor, leader, master warrior, dignity, swords and armor ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, tokyo
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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, captivating, realistic
Plot: war, soldier, infantrymen, head of state, nazi, reenactment, military, state affairs, leadership, battles, politics, totalitarianism ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, usa
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 6.5
 39K
Flyboys (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, factual, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: war, military, airplane, adventure, battles, heroic mission, vengeance, danger, german, heroes, french, aerial combat ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 364K
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military, battles, tank, nazi germany, heroism, heroes, gory, bravery, against the odds, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, mine
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War and Peace (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Poland
Duration: 394 min.
Story: War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events leading up to the French invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families. Portions of an earlier version of ...
Style: captivating, stylized, epic, emotional, romantic ...
Plot: aristocracy, war, couple relations, love triangle, tragic love, romance, social differences, true love, wartime life, betrayal, fall in love, love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, war, military, heroic mission, military life, battles, heroes, death, wartime life, battle, missile ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 328K
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, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, tough heroes, war, helicopter, survival, sniper, chaos and mayhem, courage, military, rescue, warlord, sacrifice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s, year 1992
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, iraq
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Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no ...
Style: touching, stylized, harsh, heartbreaking, depressing ...
Plot: orphan, survival, siblings relations, war, hunger, theft, radiation, wartime, firefly, bomb, loss of parent, danger ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, mine, tokyo
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Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, war, jungle, army, rebel, moral dilemma, danger, escapades, daring rescue, genocide, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
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