Wartime movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant wartime movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, dramatic, serious, intense, epic and interesting films and TV shows about / with wartime, war, brutality, catastrophe, culture clash, beautiful scenery, death, sacrifice, mentor and courage plots mostly in War, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as wartime: Darkest Hour (2017), Dunkirk (2017), Wonder Woman (2017), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Terminator Salvation (2009), Overlord (2018), Enigma (2001), The Pianist (2002), The Post (2017), Testament of Youth (2014).

List of wartime movies

 7.4
 136K
Darkest Hour (2017)
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, british history, leader, politics, wartime, world war two, leadership, danger, period piece, husband wife relationship, decision, dictator ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
Place: england, france, europe
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 7.9
 464K
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, based on true events, suspense, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, war, british army, evacuation, british history, german, wartime, survival, soldier, rescue, rescue mission, german army ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: europe, france, battleship, english channel, flanders ...
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 7.5
 486K
Wonder Woman (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
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: suspense, intense, surprise ending, entertaining, vintage ...
Plot: justice, good versus evil, island, superheroine, adventure, courage, superhero, chosen one, princess, wartime, immortality, mentor ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918, 2010s
Place: tower bridge london, belgium, big ben london, paris france, ottoman empire
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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, heartbreaking, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, concentration camp, against humanity, childhood, jewish, young heroes, nazism, atrocity, wartime life, tragic event, gas chamber ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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Terminator Salvation (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: All grown up in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor must lead the resistance of humans against the increasingly dominating militaristic robots. But when Marcus Wright appears, his existence confuses the mission as Connor tries to determine whether ...
Style: futuristic, serious, bleak, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer robot, apocalypse, man versus machine, artificial intelligence, army, cyberpunk, save the world, resistance, fate of humanity, vestiges of humanity, destiny, wartime ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san francisco, los angeles
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 6.7
 55K
Overlord (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: On the eve of D-Day, a group of American paratroopers is dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied ...
Style: absurd, macabre, suspense, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: paratrooper, nazi, zombie, supernatural, fascist, war, violence, wartime, brutality, soldier, danger, survival ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: france, normandy
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 6.4
 19K
Enigma (2001)
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, realistic, serious, clever, factual ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, code breaking, war, mind game, couple relations, race against time, mathematics, submarine, wartime, secrets, secret service ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: scotland, europe, big ben london, england, germany ...
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 8.5
 630K
The Pianist (2002)
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, suspense, emotional, compassionate, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, pianist, survival, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, atrocity, jewish, deportation, starvation, genocide, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
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 7.2
 107K
The Post (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
Style: based on true events, factual, thought provoking, exciting, tense ...
Plot: journalism, vietnam war, politics, cover up, truth, lie, expose, newspaper story, national security, wartime, journalist, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1971, year 1965, year 1949, year 1966
Place: washington d.c., vietnam
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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, wartime life, life is a bitch, love affair, love and romance, nurse, poetry, war injury, compassion, aspiring writer, nursing, army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, 18th century, 19th century
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
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 6.1
 291K
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, epic, factual ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, war, love and romance, tragic event, friends, military, navy, aerial combats, world war two, love, patriotism, battles ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1942, 1940s ...
Place: hawaii, pearl harbor, battleship, england, asia ...
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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, disturbing ...
Plot: sniper, female protagonist, great patriotic war, world war two, female soldier, battlefield, fascist, wartime life, wartime, strong female lead, heroism, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, ukraine, united states, russia, chicago illinois
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 7.8
 226K
Atonement (2007)
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, touching, realistic, heartbreaking, epic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, unfulfilled love, false accusation, life is a bitch, love and romance, forbidden love, siblings relations, world war two, tragic love, lovers apart, nurse, letter ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.8
 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: touching, atmospheric, thought provoking, sincere, tense ...
Plot: war, understanding, russian, culture clash, love triangle, wilderness, life is a bitch, confined, anti war, military, wartime life, hostility ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, germany
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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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, rescue, genocide, survival, war, nazism, confined, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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 7.2
 131K
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, slavery, lovers apart, power of love, love and romance, wartime life, soldier ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina, atlantic ocean
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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, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, love story, mysterious character, expedition, power of love, loss of loved one, love and romance, destiny, war, map, wartime life, secret love ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: libya, italy, ethiopia, egypt, africa ...
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 7.2
 235K
The Patriot (2000)
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: uplifting, captivating, rough, sentimental, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revolution, rebellion, freedom, battles, daring rescue, human spirit, british, heroic mission, parents and children, war, period piece ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
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Shining Through (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Spirited New Yorker Linda Voss goes to work for international lawyer and secret Office of Strategic Services operative Ed Leland just before World War II. As they fall in love, the United States enters the fight against Hitler, and Linda volunteers ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: double agent, espionage, romance, secret agents, wartime life, behind enemy lines, love and romance, working undercover, world war two, translator, nazi germany, wartime ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, new york, berlin germany, usa, europe
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 6.3
 3K
T-34 (2018)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1944, a courageous group of Russian soldiers managed to escape from German captivity in a half-destroyed legendary T-34 tank. Those were the times of unforgettable bravery, fierce fighting, unbreakable love, and legendary miracles.
Style: based on true events, disturbing, suspense, uplifting, exciting ...
Plot: wartime, homecoming, tank, heroes, danger, fascist, captivity, friendship, battlefield, racing, competition, sex scene
Time: year 1944
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In Harm's Way (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, factual ...
Plot: naval officer, war, military life, heroic mission, politics, danger, battles, father son relationship, world war two, admiral, second chance, wartime ...
Place: battleship, pearl harbor, hawaii, pacific ocean, san francisco
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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, hunger, theft, war, bomb, loss of parent, firefly, fighting illness, navy, danger ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, mine, tokyo
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 7.5
 79K
Malena (2000)
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: erotic, sexual, sexy, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: small town, jealousy, life is a bitch, prostitute, obsession, adultery, punishment, young heroes, society, adolescence, teenage life, first love ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, mediterranean sea
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Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, politics, military, vietnam veteran, fighting the system, disability, anti war, downfall, human spirit, homecoming, state affairs, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: vietnam, mexico, asia, new york, usa ...
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Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a Greek fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander. The film is based on a novel about an Italian soldier's experiences during the Italian occupation of the Greek ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, intense, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: resistance fighter, italian soldier, italian army, romance, war, love and romance, social relations, impossible love, fall in love, wartime life, island, officer ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: greece, europe, albania, italy, germany
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The Good German (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American journalist arrives in Berlin just after the end of World War Two. He becomes involved in a murder mystery surrounding a dead GI who washes up at a lakeside mansion during the Potsdam negotiations between the Allied powers. Soon his ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: murder, post war, black market, investigation, military, mystery, war criminal, haunted by the past, uncover truth, love affair, love of one's life, war correspondent ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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Tanks For Stalin (2018)
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: soldier, world war two, weapons, armored vehicle, explosion, hopes, gunfight, wartime, twists & turns, friendship, danger, landscape ...
Time: 1940s
Place: soviet union
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A Very Long Engagement (2004)
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: emotional, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, romantic ...
Plot: private detective, missing person, against the odds, uncover truth, war, young lovers, investigation, love and romance, obsession, army, infidelity, love story ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, year 1917, year 1919 ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille provence, dungeon
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 6.0
 18K
The Alamo (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, siege, war, heroic mission, rivalry, danger, gunfight, soldier, mexican, revolution, justice, wartime ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, kentucky ...
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 5.8
 29K
1941 (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: It's been six days since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Panic grips California, supposedly the next target of the Japanese forces. Everywhere in California, people are suffering from war nerves. Chaos erupts all over the state. An Army Air Corps ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: submarine, military, soldier, heroic mission, comedy of errors, chaos and mayhem, war, wartime life, nothing goes right, goofy hero, world war two, u.s. army ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1941, 1940s
Place: california, pearl harbor, los angeles, usa, japan ...
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