War zone movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant war zone movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, tense, disturbing, suspenseful and emotional films and TV shows about / with war zone, soldier, war, military, suspense, death, murder, survival, civil war and danger plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, France, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as war zone: Frost (2017), Special Forces (2011), A Perfect Day (2015), The Last Runway (2018), Sniper. The White Raven (2022), DMZ (2022), Hotsunlight (2021), Outside the Wire (2021), The Silence (1963), Descendants of the Sun (2016).

List of war zone movies

Frost (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Lithuania, France, Ukraine, Poland, Switzerland, Monaco
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Rokas and Inga, a couple of young Lithuanians, volunteer to drive a cargo van of humanitarian aid to Ukraine. They cross the vast snowy lands of the Donbass region, drifting into the lives of those affected by the war.
Style: road movie, disturbing, psychological, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: war zone, ukrainian, invasion, war, relationship problems, wartime life, road trip, male female relationship, political conflict, suspense, marital crisis, post soviet ...
Place: ukraine, europe, russia, eastern europe, lithuania
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Special Forces (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Afghanistan. War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the world’s most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taliban, military, war, swat team, war zone, journalist, soldier, kidnapping, daring rescue, chase, rescue, confined ...
Time: 21st century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan
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A Perfect Day (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Film about a group of aid workers trying to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone in the Balkans.
Style: political, witty, humorous, cynical, melancholic ...
Plot: volunteer, war zone, soldier, bosnian war, aid worker, translator, un, world politics, ethnic conflict, war, life philosophy, landmine ...
Time: 90s, year 1995, 20th century
Place: balkan, bosnia herzegovina
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The Last Runway (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Paraguay, Argentina
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Former Colonel Fernandez is appointed Minister of the National Anti-Drug Agency (SENAD) and purges the special forces to fight the first of many battles against drug trafficking on the border of Paraguay and Argentina.
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, exciting, perverse
Plot: cartel, military police, partisan, drug traffic, false accusation, culture clash, group of criminals, military service, military, friendship, military officer, drug dealer ...
Place: paraguay
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Sniper. The White Raven (2022)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Mykola is an eccentric pacifist who wants to be useful to humanity. When the war begins at Donbass, Mykola’s naive world is collapsing as the militants kill his pregnant wife and burn his home to the ground. Recovered, he makes a cardinal decision ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, tense, captivating
Plot: military, war zone, wartime, invasion, woman killed, international relations, international crisis, vengeance, battles, russian soldier, revenge, military officer ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ukraine, eastern europe, europe, russia
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DMZ (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 235 min.
TV show
Story: In the near future after a bitter civil war leaves Manhattan a demilitarized zone (DMZ), destroyed and isolated from the rest of the world, fierce medic Alma Ortega sets out on a harrowing journey to find the son she lost in the evacuation of New ...
Style: disturbing, captivating
Plot: distopia, war zone, gang war, street gang, survival, military, civil war, army, city, struggle for survival, post apocalypse, gang ...
Time: future
Place: new york
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Hotsunlight (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Lugansk region, May 2014. The Novozhilov family, by chance, finds itself in the thick of events in Lugansk. Vlad Novozhilov is a former participant in the war in Afghanistan. He knows firsthand what war is. Having seen enough of the horrors of war ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, psychological
Plot: afghanistan veteran, war zone, tragic love, suspense, life is a bitch, couple relations, relationships, moral dilemma, struggle for survival, male female relationship, ambulance driver, insurgent ...
Time: year 2014
Place: afghanistan, eastern europe, russia, kiev ukraine, ukraine
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Outside the Wire (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the near future, a drone pilot is sent into a deadly militarized zone and must work with an android officer to locate a doomsday device.
Style: futuristic, intense, psychotronic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: spy, humanoid robot, terrorist, artificial intelligence, terrorism, war, military, cyborgs, androids, battles, warrior, sniper ...
Time: near future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: europe, russia, ukraine, utah
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The Silence (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Traveling through an unnamed European country on the brink of war, sickly, intellectual Ester, her sister Anna and Anna's young son, Johan, check into a near-empty hotel. A basic inability to communicate among the three seems only to worsen ...
Style: art house, sexual, cerebral, atmospheric, erotic ...
Plot: existentialism, hotel, sexuality, female orgasm, dysfunctional family, female masturbation, religion, hotel room, adultery, lesbianism, sensuality, classical music ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo, europe, sweden
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Descendants of the Sun (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A drama about the love of people who get closer as they learn to be considerate of each other in desperate times and sacrifices made by people who throw themselves into natural disasters.
Style: romantic, scenic, light, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: korean, medical, friendship, army, soldier, love, military, love affair, military officer, doctor, doctors, playing footsie ...
Place: korea
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Johnny the Partisan (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After the 8th September 1943 north of Italy is occupied by Germans. Italian army collapsed and the soldiers are escaped to the mountains trying to set up a resistance. Many civilians did the same and Johnny, an English literature student, is among ...
Style: disturbing, exciting, bleak
Plot: world war two, partisan, resistance movement, resistance, fascism, war zone, murder, wartime life, italian history, suspense, nazi, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
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The Seasoning House (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Seasoning House - where young girls are prostituted to the military. An orphaned deaf mute is enslaved to care for them. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, planning her escape. Planning her ingenious and brutal revenge.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, confinement indoors, revenge, strong violent content, rapist, sexual abuse, rape and revenge, dehumanization, vengeance, escape attempt, life is a bitch, torture ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2010s
Place: balkan, europe
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American Sniper (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. ...
Style: tense, emotional, intense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, manly
Plot: war, iraq war, sniper, military, soldier, violence, navy seal, battles, american soldier, assassin, courage, u.s. marine ...
Time: september 11 2001, year 1998, year 2013, year 2001, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east, usa, california, texas
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Free Zone (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, Belgium, France, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rebecca, an American who has been living in Jerusalem for a few months now, has just broken off her engagement. She gets into a cab driven by Hanna, an Israeli. But Hanna is on her way to Jordan, to the Free Zone, to pick up a large of sum of money.
Style: road movie, serious, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: female protagonist, border crossing, on the road, breakup, society, friendship, taxi, israeli, american, culture clash, political unrest, jewish ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: israel, jordan, jerusalem, middle east, saudi arabia ...
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The Pacific (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 530 min.
TV show
Story: A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, war, battlefield, battles, squad, soldier, marines, american soldier, u.s. military, imperial japan, navy ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean, japan, alabama, okinawa, asia ...
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Triage (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Ireland, Spain, Belgium, France, Austria, Cayman Islands
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague.
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Plot: photojournalist, war, twists and turns, war correspondent, war crime, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, homecoming, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, therapy, photographer, lgbt ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, kurdistan, iraq, europe, beirut lebanon
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5 Days of War (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Georgia, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American journalist and his cameraman are caught in the combat zone during the first Russian airstrikes against Georgia. Rescuing Tatia, a young Georgian schoolteacher separated from her family during the attack, the two reporters agree to help ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, exciting ...
Plot: death, news report, journalist, state affairs, media, politics, political unrest, war, society, life is a bitch, culture clash, media coverage ...
Time: year 2007, 2000s, 21st century
Place: tbilisi, georgia (former ussr)
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U311 Cherkasy (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The crew of Ukrainian NAVY minesweeper U311 "Cherkasy" is resisting seizure of the vessel by Russian army in Crimea in 2014.
Style: serious, thought provoking, enigmatic, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: navy, occupation, death, violence, war, courage, betrayal, vengeance, hate, heroes, heroism, murder ...
Time: 2010s, year 2014, year 2013, 21st century
Place: crimea, eastern europe, ukraine, black sea, russia
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Advantages of Travelling by Train (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A casual encounter in a train will lead Helga Pato to a circle of insanity, perversion and trash, a lot of trash.
Style: non-linear, disturbing, suspenseful, absurd, weird ...
Audience: adult
Plot: mental illness, first sexual experience, female rapist, family relations, dark humor, split personality, animal sex, zoophilia, train travel, pedophilia, psychiatry, soldier ...
Time: 90s
Place: kosovo, paris france, madrid
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The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The Night of San Lorenzo, the night of the shooting stars, is the night when dreams come true in Italian folklore. In 1944, a group of Italians flee their town after hearing rumours that the Nazis plan to blow it up and that the Americans are about ...
Style: realistic, sexy, enigmatic, biting, harsh ...
Plot: world war two, fascism, civil war, war, farm, runaway, finnish, tragedy, german, beautiful scenery, gunfight, culture clash ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1944
Place: italy, poland, germany, tuscany, europe
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The Search (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Georgia
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A woman who works for a non-governmental organization (NGO) forms a special relationship with a young boy in war-torn Chechnya.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, non-linear ...
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, soldier, war crime, torture, violence, murder, orphan, war violence, children, boy, war ...
Time: year 1999, 21st century
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus
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Kurukshetra (2008)
Genre: War
Country: India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: As intense battles rage between Indian and Pakistani forces in the Kargil district of Kashmir, Indian Col. Mahadeva (Mohanlal) leads his brave troops on a dangerous mission to capture the rocky Kargil territory. This Malayalam-language war drama -- ...
Plot: soldier, politics, war, death, army, military, officer, war zone, pakistani, war hero, battlefield, malayalam ...
Place: india, pakistan
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Fragments of Antonin (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychiatrist who probes the mind of traumatized soldiers attempts to unlock the secret that drove a gentle but deeply-disturbed World War I veteran to the edge of insanity.
Plot: world war one, psychology, miscarriage of justice, red cross, psychiatric ward, dying man, traumatic experience, guilty conscience, war injury, guilt, handicapped, post traumatic stress disorder ...
Time: 1910s
Place: france
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Marooned in Iraq (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: During the war between Iran and Iraq, a group of Iranian Kurd musicians set off on an almost impossible mission. They will try to find Hanareh, a singer with a magic voice who crossed the border and may now be in danger in the Iraqi Kurdistan. As in ...
Style: sincere, serious, sentimental, realistic, road movie
Plot: military life, orphan, daring rescue, treasure hunt, self discovery, escapades, military, musician's life, estrangement, battles, parents and children, on the road ...
Place: iraq, kurdistan, iran, middle east
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A Secret Affair (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Vanessa Stewart is a beautiful American woman engaged to be married. Vanessa is an artist and is also a buyer for her father's company. She goes to Venice on a business trip and meets television reporter Bill Fitzgerald from Ireland. They fall ...
Style: romantic, serious, realistic, emotional, feel good
Plot: love, couples, battles, unfulfilled love, tragic love, parents and children, fall in love, love affair, destiny, love and romance, couple relations, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, venice, europe, italy
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Blackadder Goes Forth (1989)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: It is 1917, and lunatic General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett is leading the British troops at the front lines against the Germans, while everyone waits for Field Marshall Haig's big push. There are various emotions throughout the camp ...
Style: humorous, controversial, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: kids
Plot: world war one, satire, dark humor, love, humour, soldier, officer, captain, insanity, henchman, weirdo, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, united kingdom
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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: romantic, touching, atmospheric, epic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war one, war, love, love and romance, love story, wartime, private detective, investigation, obsession, tragedy, sacrifice, life & death ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, year 1917, year 1919
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany, marseille ...
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Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, jungle, anti war, war, survival, military, destiny, suspense, british army, rivalry, soldier, rescue ...
Time: 70s, year 1942
Place: the philippines, japan, tokyo, england
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Blackboards (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran, Italy, Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Itinerant Kurdish teachers, carrying blackboards on their backs, look for students in the hills and villages of Iran, near the Iraqi border during the Iran-Iraq war. Said falls in with a group of old men looking for their bombed-out village; he ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, touching, serious, educational ...
Plot: uneducated, teacher, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, wartime life, realism, obsessive quest, hopes, on the road, teachers and students, kurd, wandering ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iran, kurdistan, middle east
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Primeval (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Horror, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A news team is sent to Burundi to capture and bring home a legendary 25-foot crocodile. Their difficult task turns potentially deadly when a warlord targets them for death.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, natural horror ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: crocodile, killer animal, suspense, chase, mad scientist, animal attack, village, monster, creature feature, dangerous animal, political unrest, journalism ...
Time: jurassic, 21st century
Place: africa, usa, new york
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