Anti war movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant anti war movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic, harsh, intense and talky films and TV shows about / with anti war, war, military, culture clash, soldier, storytelling, weapons, brutality, runaway and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as anti war: Gallipoli (1981), Generation Kill (2008), Across the Universe (2007), Apocalypse Now (1979), Come and See (1985), Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), Love and Honor (2013), The Brylcreem Boys (1998), Rhapsody in August (1991), Jarhead (2005).

List of anti war movies

Gallipoli (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank, both agile runners, become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, serious, captivating, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, military, friendship, british empire, idealism, human spirit, military life, battle zone, desert, running, politics, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, egypt, middle east, turkey, africa ...
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Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, marines, soldier, war, anti war, iraq war, battles, morality, courage, battle zone, military life, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east
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Across the Universe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, heartbreaking, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: anti war, freedom, protest, cultural difference, fan, political unrest, friendship, music, romance, love and romance, young lovers, artist ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: liverpool, seaport, new york, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter ...
Style: bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: vietnam war, mission, soldier, jungle, army, anti war, insanity, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, chaos, morality, napalm ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia
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Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Belarus
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, surreal, rough, serious ...
Plot: against humanity, genocide, atrocity, anti war, military, holocaust, war crime, surrealism, survival, war, occupation, execution ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
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Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, War
Country: UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A movie about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war. Much of the action in the movie revolves around ...
Style: realistic, biting, cynical, humorous, clever ...
Plot: anti war, soldier, family relations, siblings relations, infantrymen, wartime life, war, state affairs, military, superior officer, military life, british empire ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, england
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The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, exciting, harsh ...
Plot: anti war, politics, honor, british soldier, british empire, russian soldier, equestrian, british army, british history, discipline, queen victoria, massacre ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 1960s
Place: istanbul turkey, england, russia, europe, canada ...
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Love and Honor (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a young soldier in Vietnam gets dumped by his hometown girl, he and his best friend decide to go AWOL and return to the States to win her back.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, romantic, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, love and romance, friends, soldier, homecoming, wartime life, wooing, looking for love, military, drugs/alcohol, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, michigan
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The Brylcreem Boys (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1941, as part of an effort to remain strictly neutral, the Dublin government made a deal with both Berlin and London whereby any soldier, sailor or pilot captured on Irish soil, whether of German or Allied forces, would be interned for the ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, rivalry, fall in love, love and romance, anti war, human spirit, war, world war two, rescue, military life, village, pow ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: ireland, europe
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Rhapsody in August (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story centers on an elderly hibakusha, who lost her husband in the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, caring for her four grandchildren over the summer. She learns of a long-lost brother, Suzujiro, living in Hawaii who wants her to visit him ...
Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: anti war, human nature, haunted by the past, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, battles, society, memory, post war, grandmother, elderly ...
Place: japan, hawaii, asia, usa, tokyo ...
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Jarhead (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, military life, marines, death, anti war, boot camp, basic training, war, military, morality, power relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1991, year 1990, year 1989 ...
Place: iraq, saudi arabia, middle east, hawaii, vietnam
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Toys (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Leslie Zevo is a fun-loving inventor who must save his late father's toy factory from his evil uncle, Leland, a war-mongering general who rules the operation with an iron fist and builds weapons disguised as toys.
Style: semi serious, humorous, melancholic, surreal, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: good versus evil, toy, inheritance, anti war, family relations, parents and children, family life, rivalry, family, sibling relationship, innocence lost, business ...
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Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, civil war, journalism, orphanage, anti war, war, family relations, rescue, danger, journalist, courage ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, vietnam, former yugoslavia, europe ...
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Three Kings (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change ...
Style: humorous, realistic, suspenseful, surreal, thought provoking ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gulf war, gold, culture clash, negotiation, rescue, anti war, treasure, racial slur, desert, military, sniper ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, kurdistan
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The Puppetmaster (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: In the first half of this century, young Li Tienlu joins a travelling puppet theatre and subsequently makes a career as one of Taiwan's leading puppeteers.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: puppeteer, puppet, anti war, human spirit, wartime life, politics, performer's life, war, village, father daughter relationship, storytelling, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: taiwan, taipei
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Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death - a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. Unbeknown to his doctors, he ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, surreal, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: anti war, hospital, patient, freak, isolation, soldier, christmas, boat, mute, u.s. army, amputation, war ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: colorado, france, usa, europe, los angeles ...
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Yellow Submarine (1968)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Blue Meanies take over Pepperland, draining it of all its color and music, firing anti-music missiles, bonking people with green apples, and turning the inhabitants to stone by way of the pointed finger of a giant blue glove. As the only ...
Style: witty, humorous, psychedelic, colourful, absurd ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: music, submarine, the beatles, adventure, fighting the system, surrealism, anti war, invasion, fantasy world, good versus evil, underwater, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, liverpool, london
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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, confined, life is a bitch, military, anti war, wartime life, hostility ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, germany
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Horrors of War (2006)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: HORRORS OF WAR derives from the "B" movie, Grindhouse tradition, made to play like a like a midnight movie. It is an independently-produced film made in a B-movie style, yet with a dramatic grounding and an eye toward bigger production ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough
Plot: war, mutant, dangerous animal, gory, military life, anti war, super soldier, werewolf, battles, hitler, supernatural, genocide ...
Place: france, europe
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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, vietnam veteran, fighting the system, military, disability, anti war, injustice, state affairs, hopes, human spirit, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, 70s, 50s ...
Place: vietnam, mexico, asia, new york, latin america ...
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The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II ...
Style: bleak, rough, captivating, surreal, epic ...
Plot: war, sergeant, jungle, commander, invasion, military life, survival, battle, infantry, soldier, pacific island, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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The Vultures (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: April 5, 1943: a battalion of the Foreign Legion arrives in El Ksour, Tunisia, to escort a fortune in gold bars to the home front. A German ambush awaits, and all but four die. Thanks to the street smarts of Sergeant Augagneur, the Legionnaires ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, suspense ...
Plot: military life, war, heist, adventure, cons and scams, couple relations, heroic mission, anti war, dishonesty, foreign legion, betrayal, battles ...
Time: 20th century, year 1943
Place: tunisia
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The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, confined, captivity, military life, rebellion, political unrest, on the run, espionage, anti war, battles, life is a bitch ...
Place: vietnam, asia
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Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, epic, factual ...
Plot: military life, military, navy, war, political unrest, state affairs, imperial japan, danger, rebellion, anti war, against the odds, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941
Place: japan, hawaii, battleship, pearl harbor, asia ...
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Seven Days in May (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, intense ...
Plot: cold war, u.s. air force, politics, secret service, conspiracy, white house, revolution, betrayal, terrorism, military, espionage, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future
Place: pentagon, russia, texas, latin america, california
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Crimson Tide (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, military, navy, nuclear threat, danger, cold war, russian, save the day, military life, anti war, rebelliousness, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, mediterranean sea, pacific ocean, alabama
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When Trumpets Fade (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: military life, heroic mission, military, survival, danger, anti war, battles, battle zone, siblings relations, wartime life, nazi germany, u.s. army ...
Time: year 1944
Place: europe, germany, france
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The Killing Fields (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: genocide, journalism, vietnam war, photographer, war, friendship, life is a bitch, wartime life, rebelliousness, human spirit, evacuation, media ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: cambodia, vietnam, asia, iraq
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The Deer Hunter (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in ...
Style: bleak, psychological, emotional, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, friendship, vietnam war, russian roulette, homecoming, suicide, confined, character change, anti war, innocence lost, war crime, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, southeast asia
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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Spain, Germany, Morocco
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
Style: epic, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, battles, king, warrior, siege, war, military, christianity, army, muslim, self sacrifice, adventure ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, england, israel, palestine ...
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