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, serious, dramatic, suspense, intense and emotional films and TV shows about / with wartime, world war two, war, danger, death, brutality, beautiful scenery, sacrifice, catastrophe and mentor plots mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as wartime: Schindler's List (1993), Dunkirk (2017), Malena (2000), Hope and Glory (1987), Overlord (2018), Testament of Youth (2014), Atonement (2007), The Patriot (2000), The Pianist (2002), Battle for Sevastopol (2015).

List of wartime movies

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, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, ghetto, jewish, anti semitism, rescue, nazi, wartime, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel
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 7.9
 533K
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, suspense, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: world war two, british history, wartime, war, rescue mission, evacuation, british army, warship, survival, soldier, rescue, nazi occupied france ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: europe, france, england, flanders, english channel
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 7.5
 88K
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: sexual, sexy, erotic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: jealousy, adultery, sex trafficking, hot and sexy, life is a bitch, small town, woman in danger, female removes her clothes, teenage sex, punishment, society, sex with a minor ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, mediterranean sea, sicily
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 7.3
 12K
Hope and Glory (1987)
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: touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous, talky ...
Plot: wartime, war, world war two, soldier, family relations, mischievous children, danger, youth, teenage life, wartime life, siblings relations, battles ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
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 6.6
 81K
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: macabre, suspense, absurd, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: nazi, zombie, paratrooper, fascist, supernatural, war, wartime, violence, laboratory, soldier, danger, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: france
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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, captivating, serious, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, war, period piece, life is a bitch, wartime life, wartime, love affair, love and romance, nurse, poetry, compassion, aspiring writer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, year 1918, 19th century ...
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
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 7.8
 244K
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, dramatic, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, redemption, tragic love, false accusation, unfulfilled love, forbidden love, innocence, life is a bitch, siblings relations, love and romance, lovers apart, nurse ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.2
 251K
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, rough, captivating, sentimental, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: revolution, vengeance, battles, rebellion, war, human spirit, american revolution, freedom, heroes, daring rescue, heroic mission, parents and children ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
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 8.5
 708K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany, 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, emotional, suspense, heartbreaking, contemplative ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, nazi, pianist, world war two, ghetto, against humanity, nazi occupation, anti semitism, genocide, jewish, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe
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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, tense ...
Plot: female soldier, female protagonist, sniper, world war two, fascist, battlefield, wartime, great patriotic war, strong female lead, wartime life, heroism, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, ukraine, united states, usa, russia ...
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 7.4
 166K
Darkest Hour (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, 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: british history, prime minister, politics, world war two, winston churchill, leader, wartime, british empire, leadership, danger, period piece, historical character ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
Place: england, france, europe, london, britain
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 6.3
 20K
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, code breaking, espionage, nazi, war, submarine, wartime, mind game, couple relations, race against time, mathematics, secrets ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: scotland, europe, london, big ben london, england ...
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 7.4
 536K
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, twists and turns, surprise ending, entertaining, intense ...
Plot: superheroine, justice, adventure, female warrior, island, good versus evil, chosen one, fight scenes, princess, superhero, strong female lead, greek mythology ...
Time: 1910s, 2010s, year 1918
Place: ottoman empire, big ben london, london, belgium, paris france ...
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 6.2
 307K
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, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, world war two, war, love and romance, airplane, love, aerial combats, navy, tragic event, friends, u.s. navy, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1920s, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, japan, england, asia ...
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 7.2
 138K
Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, Romania
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: captivating, emotional, epic, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, tragic love, getting home, slavery, survival, power of love, lovers reunited, loss of family member, lovers apart, love and romance, wartime life, love story ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina, appalachia, atlantic ocean
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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: emotional, touching, heartbreaking, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, concentration camp, friendship, against humanity, childhood, nazi, nazi germany, wartime life, nazism, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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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, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, cyborgs, dystopic future, man versus machine, save the world, killer robot, post apocalypse, cyberpunk, army, artificial intelligence, resistance, chaos ...
Time: future, 2010s, near future, 2000s, year 2003
Place: los angeles, san francisco
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Leaving Afghanistan (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 1988-1989. The end of the Soviet-Afghan war. The USSR begins its withdrawal from Afghanistan. Soviet General Vasiliev's son - a pilot named Alexander gets kidnapped by the mujahideen after his airplane crashes. As a result the 108th motorized ...
Style: exciting, based on true events, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian soldier, wartime, danger, hostage, war, brotherhood, conflict, robbery, mud, idiot, murderer, kgb ...
Time: 1880s
Place: afghanistan
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 7.7
 6K
The Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Olympic swimmer Harry Melchior defects from East Germany in the 1960s and hatches a daring plot to help his sister and others flee East Berlin through a 145-yard underground tunnel.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, compassionate ...
Plot: tunnel, politics, betrayal, political unrest, heroes, danger, daring rescue, freedom, wartime, family relations, cold war, berlin wall ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, east germany ...
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 50K
'71 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, ira, survival, terrorism, war, violence, military, riot, explosion, danger, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: ireland, england, belfast, london
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 7.2
 130K
The Post (2017)
Genre: Drama, 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, exciting, factual, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: cover up, journalism, vietnam war, political thriller, expose, politics, truth, lie, newspaper story, wartime, journalist, newspaper reporter ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, year 1949, year 1965, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam
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 7.8
 7K
The Cuckoo (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
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, thought provoking, sincere, tense ...
Plot: world war two, understanding, culture clash, war, anti war, love triangle, wilderness, life is a bitch, confined, wartime life, military, hostility ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, germany
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 49K
Greyhound (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A first-time captain leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the “Black Pit” to the front lines of WW2. With no air cover protection for 5 days, the captain and his convoy must battle the ...
Style: suspense, serious, tragic, exciting, emotional ...
Plot: u.s. navy, navy, submarine, world war two, convoy, war, warship, sea, wartime, cold war, captain, ship captain ...
Time: 1940s
Place: 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, romantic, sentimental, erotic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, tragic love, love story, expedition, mysterious character, war, stranded, love and romance, power of love, loss of loved one, adultery, destiny ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: italy, libya, ethiopia, egypt, cairo egypt ...
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 4K
Swing Shift (1984)
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: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, romance, friendship, love and romance, couples, love affair, couple relations, factory, husband wife relationship, wartime, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1941, 1950s ...
Place: germany, poland, hawaii
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: double agent, world war two, behind enemy lines, espionage, romance, wartime life, secret agents, love and romance, working undercover, translator, nazi germany, wartime ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, new york, berlin germany, usa, europe
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Flame and Citron (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Denmark, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: gestapo, resistance, world war two, betrayal, dishonesty, nazism, double agent, war, crimes, partners, wartime life, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1940
Place: denmark, copenhagen, europe, finland, stockholm sweden ...
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In Flight are the Night Witches (1981)
Genre: War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Film will be based on the female flying unit that fought in the Battle of Moscow. They were dubbed "Night Witches" by the frightened German soldiers because of the deadly stealth of their light planes.
Style: bleak, rough, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female soldier, aviation, women, world war two, fight, aviator, wartime, battles, heroism, deadly, danger, friendship ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 8K
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, suspense, disturbing, exciting, uplifting ...
Plot: fascist, tank, great patriotic war, captivity, wartime, homecoming, world war two, heroes, danger, friendship, nazi uniform, battlefield ...
Time: year 1944, year 1941, 1940s
Place: russia
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 70K
The Wind Rises (2013)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose storied career includes the creation of the A-6M World War II fighter plane.
Style: touching, stylized, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: tuberculosis, hopes, world war two, dreams, earthquake, love, follow your dream, inventions and discoveries, love and romance, letter, airplane, great depression ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: japan, asia, germany, tokyo
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