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The list contains the best, new and most relevant wartime movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, dramatic, intense, serious, suspense and emotional films and TV shows about / with wartime, war, culture clash, world war two, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, soldier, brutality and beautiful scenery plots mostly in War, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as wartime: Dunkirk (2017), Wonder Woman (2017), Enigma (2001), Battle for Sevastopol (2015), The Pianist (2002), Pearl Harbor (2001), Atonement (2007), Cold Mountain (2003), The English Patient (1996), The Patriot (2000).
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The Pianist
Biography, Drama, Music, War
France, Poland, Germany, UK, USA
150 min.
 8.5
Atonement
Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
UK, France, USA
123 min.
 7.8
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Tanks For Stalin
Action, Comedy, History
Russia
95 min.
 4.6
Black Panther
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
USA, South Africa, South Korea, Australia
134 min.
 7.4

List of wartime movies

 8.0
 417K
Dunkirk
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: dramatic, realistic, based on true events, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: war, world war two, wartime, evacuation, british army, survival, german, rescue, rescue mission, surrounded, german army, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: france, europe, english channel, england, battleship ...
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 7.5
 435K
Wonder Woman
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Hong Kong, China, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.
Style: intense, suspense, entertaining, surprise ending, interesting ...
Plot: wartime, superheroine, justice, courage, good versus evil, fight scenes, war, comics, plot twist, adventure, island, mythology ...
Time: 1910s, 2010s, year 1918
Place: paris france, tower bridge london, ottoman empire, belgium, big ben london
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 6.4
 19K
Enigma
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A romantic thriller based around the World War 2 project to crack the codes behind the Enigma machine, used by the Germans to encrypt messages sent to their submarines.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, factual, clever ...
Plot: war, wartime, secrets, secret service, conspiracy, nazis, world war two, idealism, code breaking, mind game, espionage, submarine ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: scotland, europe, england, germany, poland ...
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Battle for Sevastopol
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: realistic, dramatic, rough, based on true events, suspense ...
Plot: great patriotic war, world war two, sniper, female protagonist, female soldier, battlefield, wartime, wartime life, war hero, courage, heroism, strong female lead ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ukraine, soviet union, chicago illinois, united states, russia
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 8.5
 604K
The Pianist
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, compassionate, suspense, harsh, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, pianist, jewish, anti semitism, ghetto, nazi, genocide, violence, wartime, world war two, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
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 6.1
 285K
Pearl Harbor
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, romantic, factual, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, wartime, childhood friend, destiny, love and romance, friends, love, u.s. navy, world war two, missing in action, tragic event, fiance fiancee relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941, 1920s, 1940s ...
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, asia, england, europe ...
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 7.8
 220K
Atonement
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: emotional, heartbreaking, touching, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, prejudice, false accusation, love story, siblings relations, wartime, storytelling, sexualized violence, unfulfilled love, love, injustice, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.2
 129K
Cold Mountain
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, romantic, sentimental, epic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: getting home, tragic love, survival, lovers apart, power of love, love, love story, wartime, lovers reunited, female friendship, wartime life, love and romance ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina, atlantic ocean
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The English Patient
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, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love story, tragic love, mysterious character, war, destiny, life & death, adultery, tragedy, obsession, love, star crossed lovers, compassion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: africa, europe, ethiopia, egypt, italy ...
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 7.2
 230K
The Patriot
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: rough, captivating, sentimental, uplifting, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, vengeance, rebellion, revolution, british, courage, freedom, patriotism, daring rescue, death, period piece, wartime ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, england, usa, scotland, southern usa
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 7.4
 112K
Darkest Hour
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with ...
Style: based on true events, suspense, serious, realistic, harsh
Plot: prime minister, historical character, british history, world war two, leader, politics, leadership, period piece, wartime, danger, secretary, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
Place: england, france, europe
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Tanks For Stalin
Genre: Action, Comedy, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A prototype of a new cutting edge tank is being taken on a secret mission to Moscow, to Comrade Stalin. Soon the cross-country run turns into a ruthless race. Followed by Nazis, the tanks' team defeats their pursuers and proves the great ...
Style: harsh, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, armored vehicle, weapons, inventions and discoveries, explosion, hopes, wartime, twists & turns, engineer, danger, gunfight ...
Time: 1940s
Place: soviet union
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 7.5
 76K
Malena
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: On the day in 1940 that Italy enters the war, two things happen to the 12-year-old Renato: he gets his first bike, and he gets his first look at Malèna. She is a beautiful, silent outsider who's moved to this Sicilian town to be with her ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, erotic, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: small town, jealousy, sexuality, culture clash, unlikely friendships, adolescence, obsession, adultery, teenage life, wartime, brutality, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, sicily, mediterranean sea
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A Very Long Engagement
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, touching, romantic, sentimental ...
Plot: against the odds, obsession, uncover truth, investigation, young lovers, love story, destiny, love, secrets, life & death, sacrifice, tragedy ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, year 1917, year 1919 ...
Place: france, europe, marseille provence, paris france, dungeon
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 6.3
 59K
Dead Snow
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Norway
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eight medical students on a ski trip to Norway discover that Hitler's horrors live on when they come face to face with a battalion of zombie Nazi soldiers intent on devouring anyone unfortunate enough to wander into the remote mountains where ...
Style: dark humor, scary, humorous, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, gory, survival, nazi, cult, parody, brutality, best friends, vengeance, wartime, wilderness, torture ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, europe, medical school
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The Imitation Game
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley ...
Style: inspirational, factual, suspense, intellectual, entertaining ...
Plot: genius, homosexuality, mathematician, inventions and discoveries, social misfits, espionage, ambition, code breaking, prodigy, code, homosexual, sexism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, 1920s ...
Place: england, germany, europe, poland
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 7.4
 11K
Hope and Glory
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: British writer/director John Boorman (The Emerald Forest) draws us into an astonishing and exhilarating portrait of his own childhood, set against the terrors of a London torn apart by the onset of WWII. Seven-year-old Billy Rohan (Sebastian Rice ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: war, wartime, coming of age, childhood, danger, british, love and romance, adolescence, runaway, children, idealism, german ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939
Place: england, london, europe
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Grave of the Fireflies
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: bleak, emotional, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: war, survival, wartime, firefly, tragedy, death, children, orphan, loneliness, hospital, friendship, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, mine
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 7.1
 115K
Allied
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
Style: suspense, romantic, intense, realistic, scenic ...
Plot: spy, war, french, love, espionage, wartime, assassination, betrayal, nazi, period piece, german, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, london, england, germany, north africa ...
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The Monuments Men
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: war, treasure hunt, military, art, nazis, wartime, german, nazi, courage, soldier, betrayal, anti heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1977, year 1945 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, france, paris france ...
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 6.8
 10K
The Wild Geese
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, war, betrayal, vengeance, military, good versus evil, revenge, violence, british, gunfight, wartime, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, england, london, south africa, europe ...
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The Night of the Generals
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: An unusual World War II crime thriller about a Nazi investigation into the murder of a prostitute. Major Grau finds himself focusing on three suspects: the Generals Tanz, Kahlenberg and Seydlitz-Gabler – all three of whom, it seems, are also ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, crime, police investigation, serial killer, wartime, nazis, war, murder mystery, german, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: france, poland, germany, europe, paris france ...
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The Guns of Navarone
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, adventure, war, betrayal, german, gunfight, nazi, violence, wartime, save the day, foul language, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, greece, battleship
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 7.7
 40K
Kelly's Heroes
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A misfit group of World War II American soldiers goes AWOL to rob a bank behind German lines.
Style: clever, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, heist, german, violence, gunfight, wartime, soldier, gold, nazis, bank, treasure hunt, anti war ...
Place: europe, germany, france
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Where Eagles Dare
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: World War II is raging, and an American general has been captured and is being held hostage in the Schloss Adler, a Bavarian castle that's nearly impossible to breach. It's up to a group of skilled Allied soldiers to liberate the general ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, espionage, german, nazi, chase, spy, gunfight, violence, british, conspiracy, soldier, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, austria, europe, alps
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Tea with Mussolini
Genre: Drama, Comedy, War
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, telling the story of young Italian boy Luca's upbringing by a circle of English and American women, before and during World War II.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, fascism, british, jewish, nazi, wartime, art, german, period piece, women, jews ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, germany, europe, florence, england ...
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 5.9
 4K
Swing Shift
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1941 America Kay and her husband are happy enough until he enlists after Pearl Harbor. Against his wishes, his wife takes a job at the local aircraft plant where she meets Hazel, the singer from across the way the two soon become firm friends and ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, factory, wartime, women, period piece, war, adultery, fall in love, love and romance, nazis, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 1930s, year 1941 ...
Place: germany, poland
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 6.9
 25K
Memphis Belle
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before ...
Style: realistic, exciting, tense, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, airplane, soldier, friendship, courage, survival, wartime, aviation, sacrifice, daring rescue, rescue, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: england, europe, germany, australia
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 6.9
 4K
Bon voyage
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Isabelle Adjani and Gerard Depardieu star in director Jean-Paul Rappenau's amusing farce set on the eve of World War II, which follows the intersecting lives of four Parisians as they cope with the impending invasion of their city by German ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, light ...
Plot: war, german, nazi, spy, wine, wartime, survival, nazis, jewish, chase, hotel, french ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: france, england, europe, germany, poland ...
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The Eagle Has Landed
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: adventure, espionage, war, kidnapping, nazi, gunfight, spy, betrayal, murder, irish, jewish, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, germany, poland, europe, berlin germany
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