Wartime life movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant wartime life movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, emotional, dramatic, touching and captivating films and TV shows about / with wartime life, war, life is a bitch, soldier, courage, friendship, death, world war two, survival and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in UK, Russia, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as wartime life: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), 9th Company (2005), The Book Thief (2013), Cold Mountain (2003), The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972), War and Peace (2007), The English Patient (1996), War & Peace (2016), Battle for Sevastopol (2015), The Dawns Here Are Quiet (2015).

List of wartime life movies

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, disturbing, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, against humanity, concentration camp, young heroes, childhood, jewish, nazism, wartime life, atrocity, gas chamber, innocence lost ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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 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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, 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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 7.6
 115K
The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, adoption, family secret, life is a bitch, jewish, human spirit, nazi germany, book, nazi, against humanity, runaway, youth ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
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 7.2
 129K
Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Italy, Romania, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind ...
Style: emotional, captivating, epic, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, tragic love, getting home, survival, lovers reunited, loss of family member, lovers apart, wartime life, power of love, love and romance, love, love of one's life ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina, atlantic ocean
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The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal ...
Style: tragic ending, based on true events, disturbing, scenic, epic ...
Plot: soldier, military, heroic mission, military life, wartime life, battles, world war two, great patriotic war, soviet army, war, survival, friendship ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia, soviet union
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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, family crisis, love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, erotic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, love story, mysterious character, destiny, love and romance, power of love, loss of loved one, war, secret love, expedition, adultery, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1944 ...
Place: egypt, africa, ethiopia, italy, libya ...
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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, couple relations, love story, wartime life, fall in love, courage, battle, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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Battle for Sevastopol (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Ukraine, Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The breakout of the war shatters the world of a young student, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, forcing her to enlist in the army in 1941. The maiden turns out to be a natural-born sniper, her impressive skill and prowess make her stand out among men and women ...
Style: dramatic, realistic, based on true events, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: sniper, world war two, great patriotic war, female protagonist, battlefield, female soldier, fascist, heroism, strong female lead, courage, wartime life, wartime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: ukraine, soviet union, chicago illinois, united states, russia
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The Dawns Here Are Quiet (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: It is late spring of 1942, and the Great Patriotic War is in full swing. A long way off from the front-line, at some God-forgotten junction, the Germans make an air landing operation in an attempt to get through to the Kirov railway and the White ...
Style: dramatic, realistic, serious, suspenseful, compassionate ...
Plot: world war two, heroism, female soldier, human relationship, wartime life, female friendship, courage, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, military life, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, life & death, german soldier ...
Place: ussr, siberia
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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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, wartime life, nurse, poetry, love and romance, love affair, romance, life is a bitch, compassion, summer, war injury, pacifist ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, 18th century, 19th century
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
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 5.4
 204
Frontier (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Michael's perfect life changes dramatically when he discovers a portal wich allows him to travel in time. He travels back to the World War II to go through the quest of time and find his one and only beloved.
Style: exciting, serious, uplifting, rough
Plot: time travel, personal growth, battle zone, battles, great patriotic war, courage, military life, survival, love, self sacrifice, heroic mission, wartime life
Time: 1940s
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Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: boarding school life, german, friendship, nazism, betrayal, wartime life, resistance, anti semitism, auschwitz, jewish, priest, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, vichy, jerusalem, paris france ...
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The Crimson Field (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Story: In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: nurse, wartime life, friendship, army, love triangle, friends, military, social relations, military hospital, hapless soldier, nursing, superior officer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 30K
Tangerines (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Estonia, Georgia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: War in Abkhazia 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.
Style: tense, touching, thought provoking, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: war, anti war, village, audio cassette, carpenter, wood chopping, bullet wound, audio tape, photograph, gun, burning house, head wound ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: georgia, europe, georgia (former ussr), estonia, israel
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Zhila-byla Odna Baba (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 150 min.
Story: История частной жизни одной женщины и четверых ее мужчин. Главная героиня - неграмотная крестьянка, и действие фильма начинается с ее ...
Style: bleak, serious, epic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: village life, wartime life, revolution, village, state affairs, life is a bitch, society, bolshevik, russian civil war, ripping clothes, illiteracy, female nudity ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 1900s
Place: russia, europe
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Aimee & Jaguar (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Berlin 1943/44 ("The Battle of Berlin"). Felice, an intelligent and courageous Jewish woman who lives under a false name, belongs to an underground organization. Lilly, a devoted mother of four, though an occasional unfaithful wife, is ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, lesbian, lesbian relationship, concentration camp, impossible love, wartime life, woman in danger, fall in love, love and romance, infidelity, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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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, death, battle, army, missile, steel helmet, explosion, vietnamese, bayonet ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
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 7.0
 994
Wild Flower (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Benedetti family's wealth comes from gold stolen from the French army during the 18th century. When Jean (Michael Vartan), the lieutenant guarding the coins -- and lover of Elisabette Benedetti (Galatea Ranzi) -- is executed for a crime he ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: wartime life, vengeance, infidelity, parents and children, tragic love, love and romance, soldier, betrayal, siblings relations, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, wrongfully committed ...
Place: italy, europe, france
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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, friendship, courage, battle zone, survival, world war two, great patriotic war, battles, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 40s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: russia, soviet union
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Nowhere in Africa (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A Jewish woman named Jettel Redlich flees Nazi Germany with her daughter Regina, to join her husband, Walter, on a farm in Kenya. At first, Jettel refuses to adjust to her new circumstances, bringing with her a set of china dishes and an evening ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, farm, friendship, family relations, culture clash, wartime life, exile, understanding, immigrants, human nature, capture, marriage crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: kenya, africa, germany, poland, israel
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 7K
Admiral (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is a story of a great love facing the greatest drama of the history of Russia. Admiral Kolchak is a true war hero and beloved husband and father. One day he meets Anna, the love of his life and the wife of his best friend. The revolution in his ...
Style: realistic, serious, dramatic, based on true events, tragic ending ...
Plot: political unrest, destiny, state affairs, politics, against the odds, russian civil war, russian history, russian revolution, red army, warship, admiral, love affair ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: serious, emotional, epic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: wartime life, hopes, battle zone, battlefield, young soldier, soldier, war, military life, battles, military, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
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 7.0
 2K
Land Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
Story: The lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wartime life, society, family relations, countryside, soldier, farm, feminism, estate, couple relations, friendship, siblings relations, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: england, europe
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 7.8
 9K
My Way (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Jun-shik, who works for Tatsuo’s grandfather’s farm while Korea is colonized by Japan, dreams about participating in the Tokyo Olympics as a marathon runner. Tatsuo also aims to become a marathon runner, so the two become rivals. But the war ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: wartime life, war, military, life is a bitch, soldier, uninhibited rivalry, captivity, military life, battles, confined, rivalry, occupation ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1944
Place: korea, france, normandy, mongolia, russia
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Earth and Ashes (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Elderly Dastaguir and his newly deaf 5-year-old grandson Yassin hitchhike and walk, but mostly walk, as they make their way to the coal mine where Dastaguir's son Murad works. Dastaguir must tell Murad that the rest of their family were all ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: deafness, wartime life, on the road, desert, golden years, fire, glory, grandparent grandchild relationship, war, desperation, parent child relationship, civil war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, mine
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A Time for Defiance (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After the Spanish Civil War breaks out, the Prado Museum is being evacuated. One of the guards finds a painting by the master, Goya, and takes it to prevent damage to the work of art. In the interim, he meets a young lady with whom he falls in love. ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: wartime life, fall in love, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, romance, love and romance, painting, painter, artist, spanish civil war
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: europe, madrid, spain
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Till Death Us Do Part (1968)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film version of 'Till Death Do Us Part' tells the story of Alf Garnett, his wife Else, and their newborn daughter Rita, living through the London Blitz and beyond.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, biting ...
Plot: world cup, working class, sitcom, wartime life, family life, society, family relations, eccentric family, racism, misfit, couples, world war two ...
Time: 40s, year 1966, 1930s, 1960s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, london
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The White Knights (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jacques Arnault, head of Sud Secours NGO, is planning a high impact operation: he and his team are going to exfiltrate 300 orphan victims of the Chadian civil war and bring them to French adoption applicants. Françoise Dubois, a journalist, is ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: wartime life, danger, life is a bitch, journalism, rescue, media, orphan, wounded, frenchman abroad, sunbathing, humanitarian, child care ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: africa
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Two Hearts as One (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A look inside the story of two newlyweds who are parted from each other and spend the next half-century of their lives trying to reunite.
Style: emotional, serious, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: wartime life, love affair, life is a bitch, war, love and romance, love, rain, world war two, school, little girl, baby, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 90s, 1940s, 1990s ...
Place: kazakhstan, europe, turkey
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