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, gloomy and talky films and TV shows about / with anti war, military, war, soldier, death, culture clash, brutality, storytelling, sacrifice and wartime plots mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as anti war: Gallipoli (1981), Across the Universe (2007), Apocalypse Now (1979), Johnny Got His Gun (1971), Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), Generation Kill (2008), Jarhead (2005), The Brylcreem Boys (1998), Battle Ground 625 (2005), No Man's Land (2001).

List of anti war movies

 7.4
 36K
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, military, world war one, friendship, british empire, idealism, human spirit, military life, battle zone, desert, soldier, running ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, turkey, egypt, middle east, africa ...
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Across the Universe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Music, 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, surreal, captivating, realistic, lyrical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: anti war, freedom, political unrest, protest, vietnam war, hippie, cultural difference, fan, friendship, music, counterculture, romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: new york, liverpool, usa, detroit, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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 8.4
 596K
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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: tense, bleak, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: army, anti war, jungle, mission, soldier, vietnam war, losing-it hero, military, insanity, war, unfulfillment, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia
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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: thought provoking, psychological, depressing, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: anti war, world war one, hospital, haunted by the past, amputation, isolation, soldier, freak, patient, mute, war, disability ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: colorado, france, los angeles, europe, usa ...
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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, serious, exciting, factual, harsh ...
Plot: anti war, british army, politics, heroes, battles, british empire, british history, war, massacre, british soldier, against the odds, military life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: russia, england, europe, istanbul turkey, turkey ...
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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, cynical, humorous, satirical, captivating ...
Plot: anti war, world war one, satire, soldier, military, family relations, war, state affairs, superior officer, infantrymen, siblings relations, wartime life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, france
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Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
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: iraq war, military, marines, soldier, anti war, war, battles, courage, battle zone, survival, military life, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east
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 7.0
 174K
Jarhead (2005)
Genre: Action, 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: intense, realistic, disturbing, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, marines, iraq war, boot camp, anti war, u.s. military, american soldier, death, military life, pride and honor, basic training, war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, year 1990, year 1989 ...
Place: iraq, saudi arabia, middle east, hawaii, philadelphia ...
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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, anti war, rivalry, fall in love, love and romance, world war two, human spirit, war, rescue, military life, village, german officer ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: ireland, europe, london
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Battle Ground 625 (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Based on the long running play by Jang Jin, the story is set in Korea during the Korean War in 1950. Soldiers from both the North and South, as well as an American pilot, find themselves in a secluded and naively idealistic village, its residents ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: military, soldier, anti war, friendship, air disaster, fish out of water, hopes, wartime life, isolation, village, village life, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: korea, asia, south korea, north korea
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 7.9
 44K
No Man's Land (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Belgium, UK, Slovenia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but will they stick to it?
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sentimental, humorous, rough ...
Plot: un, anti war, politics, survival, soldier, bomb, human nature, military, dishonesty, satire, military life, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s
Place: serbia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina ...
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 7.4
 67K
MASH (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.
Style: humorous, dark humor, talky, witty, captivating ...
Plot: anti war, military, cheating, nurse, camp, buddies, soldier, doctors and patients, sanity, conflict, satire, golf ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, 70s
Place: korea, vietnam, south korea
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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, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, politics, wheelchair, vietnam veteran, fighting the system, military, disability, downfall, hopes, state affairs, homecoming ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: vietnam, mexico, usa, new york, latin america ...
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 8.3
 56K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Soviet Union
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, rough, thought provoking, serious, surreal ...
Plot: against humanity, atrocity, genocide, world war two, war crime, holocaust, occupation, surrealism, military, anti war, survival, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, germany, poland
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 8.2
 38K
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: thought provoking, tense, touching, bleak, serious ...
Plot: anti war, wartime life, war, village, bullet wound, gun, life is a bitch, human nature, rivalry, mistrust, isolation, confined ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: georgia (former ussr), europe, estonia, georgia, asia ...
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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, serious, sincere, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: anti war, family relations, human nature, haunted by the past, battles, society, parents and children, siblings relations, memory, post war, atomic bomb, elderly ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: japan, hawaii, asia, usa, tokyo ...
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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, sentimental ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, love and romance, wartime life, soldier, homecoming, friends, military, drugs/alcohol, looking for love, wooing, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, michigan
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 7.1
 159K
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, thought provoking, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gulf war, gold, anti war, culture clash, negotiation, rescue, racial slur, treasure, desert, military, sniper ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, arizona, kurdistan
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Ivan's Childhood (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, orphan, war, anti war, youth, heroes, battles, german, boy, child execution, child spy, great patriotic war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, berlin germany, soviet union, japan
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 7.8
 12K
Breaker Morant (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: war, military, murder, anti war, australian, legal, military life, soldier, politics, false accusation, injustice, war crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, australia, africa, south australia, england
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Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 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, exciting, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, world war two, adventure, anti war, british army, war, survival, destiny, danger, rescue, rivalry, soldier ...
Time: year 1942, 70s
Place: the philippines, england, japan, tokyo
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 8.1
 4K
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, suspense, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: anti war, battles, war, wartime life, political unrest, danger, survival, friends, buddies, journalism, hanging, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: former yugoslavia, germany, italy, yugoslavia
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 5.3
 280
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: serious, psychological, disturbing, epic, captivating ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, battles, gory, military, soldier, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: intellectual, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, robbery, anti war, political unrest, judge, trial, police brutality, journalist, german, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1976, year 1970 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, sicily, bolivia ...
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The Year That Trembled (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Year That Trembled is a 1970 coming-of-age story set in the shadow of Kent State that focuses on a group of young characters facing the Vietnam Draft Lottery.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: lottery, friendship, anti war, college, politics, coming of age, fighting the system, teenage life, rebelliousness, wartime life, rebellion, youth ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, year 1971, year 1970
Place: vietnam, ohio, usa, asia, philadelphia ...
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 7.2
 2K
The Tour (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Year 1993, the bleakest time of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A group of actors from Belgrade, utterly unaware of what they're setting themselves up for, embark on a search for quick earnings - on a "tour" around the Serbian Krajina. ...
Style: bleak, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: anti war, military, political unrest, war, actor's life, danger, disorder, adventure, state affairs, nationalism, rivalry, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, bosnia, serbia, yugoslavia, croatia ...
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The Officer's Ward (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The first days of WWI. Adrien, a young and handsome lieutenant, is wounded by a piece of shrapnel. He will spend the entire wartime at the Val-de-Grâce Hospital, in Paris. Five long years, and his life will change forever...
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: military, anti war, soldier, hopes, starting over, war, wartime life, human spirit, life turned upside down, world war one, hospital, wound ...
Time: post world war one, year 1918, year 1914, 1910s
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany
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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: rough, disturbing, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, orphanage, civil war, journalism, family relations, anti war, orphan, war, rescue, danger, journalist, bosnian war ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, former yugoslavia, vietnam, europe ...
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 5.1
 30K
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: toys, family relations, good versus evil, toy, inheritance, anti war, rivalry, family life, parents and children, family, sibling relationship, innocence lost ...
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 7.6
 1K
Silent Night (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German Mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front. When she is invaded by three American soldiers and then three German soldiers, she successfully convinces the ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: military, friendship, anti war, single parent, danger, german soldier, mother son relationship, christmas eve, boy, against humanity, world war two, world war one ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, africa
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