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, soldier, death, politics, culture clash, brutality, sacrifice and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Italy 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

 7.5
 34K
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, captivating, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, friendship, military, 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, war, soldier, anti war, iraq war, battles, morality, courage, military life, survival, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
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, political unrest, fan, friendship, music, romance, love and romance, young lovers, artist ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: liverpool, seaport, usa, new york, california ...
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 8.5
 540K
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: mission, jungle, army, anti war, soldier, vietnam war, apocalypse, insanity, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, chaos, morality ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia
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 8.2
 42K
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, holocaust, war crime, surrealism, survival, war, occupation, execution, military ...
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: dark humor, biting, realistic, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: anti war, superior officer, siblings relations, wartime life, family relations, war, state affairs, infantrymen, military, soldier, military life, british empire ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, england, europe
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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, queen victoria, discipline, british soldier, british empire, british army, british history, russian soldier, honor, equestrian, 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, touching ...
Plot: anti war, vietnam war, love and romance, wooing, soldier, friends, wartime life, homecoming, drugs/alcohol, looking for love, military, 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: serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, rivalry, fall in love, anti war, love and romance, human spirit, war, rescue, world war two, military life, village, irish ...
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, serious, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: anti war, human nature, haunted by the past, battles, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, society, memory, post war, grandmother, elderly ...
Place: japan, hawaii, asia, usa, tokyo ...
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 7.0
 161K
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, disturbing, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, marines, death, anti war, basic training, boot camp, war, military, morality, military life, dishonesty, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989, year 1983, year 1991 ...
Place: iraq, saudi arabia, middle east, hawaii, vietnam
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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, bosnia ...
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 7.1
 152K
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, racial slur, sniper, treasure, anti war, desert, military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, kurdistan
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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, christmas, soldier, isolation, boat, patient, freak, mute, u.s. army, amputation, war ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, colorado, europe, los angeles, usa ...
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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, confined, life is a bitch, anti war, military, 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: mutant, dangerous animal, war, battles, gory, military life, anti war, super soldier, werewolf, hitler, supernatural, genocide ...
Place: europe, france
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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, homecoming, injustice, downfall, human spirit, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: vietnam, mexico, asia, usa, 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, jungle, commander, invasion, sergeant, military, survival, battle, soldier, infantry, pacific island, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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 6.2
 1K
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, anti war, cons and scams, adventure, couple relations, heroic mission, heist, dishonesty, betrayal, foreign legion, military ...
Time: 20th century, year 1943
Place: tunisia
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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, military life, navy, war, political unrest, state affairs, imperial japan, danger, battles, anti war, against the odds, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941
Place: japan, hawaii, battleship, pearl harbor, europe ...
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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, white house, politics, secret service, conspiracy, revolution, betrayal, terrorism, military, espionage, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: pentagon, russia, texas, latin america, california
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 8.1
 281K
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, friend ...
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, jerusalem ...
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 6.8
 4K
Beaufort (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 131 min.
Story: BEAUFORT tells the story of LIRAZ LIBERTI, the 22 year-old outpost commander, and his troops in the months before Israel pulled out of Lebanon. This is not a story of war, but of retreat. This is a story with no enemy, only an amorphous entity that ...
Style: realistic, sincere, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: soldier, military, anti war, friends, superior, superior officer, confined, war, battle zone, military life, military base, solitude ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century
Place: lebanon, middle east, israel
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Many Wars Ago (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On the Italian/Austrian front during World War I, a disastrous Italian attack upon the Austrian positions leads to a mutiny among the decimated Italian troops.
Style: serious, bleak, captivating, realistic, rough
Plot: anti war, soldier, politics, battles, military, military life, heroes, chaos, rebellion, fighting the system, gory, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy
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 8.0
 3K
Sky Hook (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sky Hook (Serbian: Nebeska udica) is a 2000 Yugoslavian film directed by Ljubiša Samardžić. It was Yugoslavia's submission to the 73rd Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: anti war, battles, journalism, heist, hanging, danger, campaign, innocence lost, survival, friends, war, political unrest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, italy, germany, yugoslavia
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King of Hearts (1966)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ornithologist mistaken for an explosives expert is sent alone into a small French town during WWI to investigate a garbled report from the resistance about a bomb which the departing Germans have set to blow up a weapons cache.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, satirical ...
Plot: anti war, soldier, hospital, war, small town, delusion, village life, psychopath, comedy of errors, small town life, heroes, village ...
Time: 1910s, 18th century
Place: france, germany
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 5.5
 269
Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, epic, realistic ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, prison, gory, military life, battles, military, soldier, prison life, wartime life, war, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1917
Place: france
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Punishment Park (1971)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this fictional documentary, U.S. prisons are at capacity, and President Nixon declares a state of emergency. All new prisoners, most of whom are connected to the antiwar movement, are now given the choice of jail time or spending three days in ...
Style: clever, bleak, serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: desert, soldier, politics, murder, siege, anti war, militant, police brutality, punishment, military, violence, radical ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: california, washington d.c.
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 8.2
 33K
Tangerines (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Estonia, Georgia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: War in Abkhazia 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.
Style: tense, touching, thought provoking, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: war, village, anti war, audio tape, photograph, bullet wound, wood chopping, burning house, head wound, carpenter, audio cassette, gun ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: georgia, europe, estonia, georgia (former ussr), israel
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