Fictional war movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant fictional war movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, futuristic, serious, visually appealing, suspense and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with fictional war, violence, battles, monster, fight, combat, heroes, danger, good versus evil and soldier plots mostly in Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as fictional war: The Tomorrow War (2021), Warcraft (2016), Starship Troopers (1997), Priest (2011), Battle Los Angeles (2011), Alien Outpost (2014), Mutant Chronicles (2008), Battleship (2012), Spectral (2016), Godzilla vs. Kong (2021).

List of fictional war movies

The Tomorrow War (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An ordinary man is recruited by time travellers from 30 years in the future to fight in a war against deadly aliens.
Style: suspense, futuristic, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: time travel, alien invasion, future war, alien, military, evil alien, soldier, fictional war, resistance, father daughter relationship, final battle, alien monster ...
Time: future
Place: miami, dominican republic, russia, north america, usa ...
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 6.7
 262K
Warcraft (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: China, USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and ...
Style: dark fantasy, exciting, epic, psychotronic, captivating ...
Plot: sword and sorcery, wizards, sorcerer, fantasy world, magic, monster, good versus evil, video game, warrior, invasion, magician, creature ...
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Starship Troopers (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, bloody, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: military, monster, space and aliens, space wars, creature, evil alien, alien invasion, alien, soldier, distopia, space travel, space battle ...
Time: future, 23rd century, 22nd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
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 5.7
 120K
Priest (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In an alternate world, humanity and vampires have warred for centuries. After the last Vampire War, the veteran Warrior Priest lives in obscurity with other humans inside one of the Church's walled cities. When the Priest's niece is ...
Style: dark fantasy, scary, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, post apocalypse, supernatural, distopia, vampire hunter, good versus evil, future dystopia, human versus monster, master warrior, lone hero, cyberpunk, vampire slayer ...
Time: future
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Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a ...
Style: serious, futuristic, intense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, battlefield, save the world, alien encounter, survival, invasion, battles, heroic mission, military, chaos and mayhem, extraterrestrial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, america, mojave desert ...
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Alien Outpost (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A documentary crew follows an elite unit of soldiers in the wake of an alien invasion.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, military, fictional war, evil alien, alien, battles, good versus evil, save the world, survival, heroic mission, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s, 2020s
Place: usa, pakistan, afghanistan
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Mutant Chronicles (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: It's the year 2707. Earth's natural resources have all but been exhausted by mankind. Battles rage for the remainder between the competing Corporations. During one such battle the seal is broken and awakens an ancient and deadly machine ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, tense, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: steampunk, post apocalypse, mutant, fictional war, soldier, zombie, transformation, survival, alone in the world, battles, heroic mission, humanity ...
Time: future, distant future
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 5.8
 248K
Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When mankind beams a radio signal into space, a reply comes from ‘Planet G’, in the form of several alien crafts that splash down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones, part of ...
Style: exciting, serious, entertaining, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: alien invasion, u.s. navy, military, evil alien, battleship, navy, alien, alien encounter, ship, space and aliens, save the world, sea battle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, london, tokyo, pentagon ...
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 6.3
 59K
Spectral (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A special-ops team is dispatched to fight supernatural being that have taken over a European city.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, military, survival, technology, escapades, science, fictional war, heroes, heroic mission, space and aliens, chaos and mayhem, save the world ...
Time: near future, future
Place: virginia, usa, eastern europe, new york
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Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet clash in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks ...
Style: psychotronic, tense, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: giant monster, godzilla, giant animal, monster versus monster, monster, giant ape, creature, giant creature, dinosaur, sea monster, king kong, creature feature ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: hong kong, las vegas, usa, florida, philadelphia ...
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 3.9
 3K
Redcon-1 (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A squad of eight Special Forces soldiers are assigned a suicide mission to rescue a scientist from a city ruled by the undead.
Style: brutal, suspenseful, scary, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, fictional war, zombie survival, zombie outbreak, zombie apocalypse, soldier, military, rescue mission, gang, virus, scientist, swat team ...
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, China, Belgium, Germany, United Arab Emirates, USA, Canada
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are special operatives charged with keeping order throughout the human territories. On assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two undertake a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, colourful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: alien, outer space, alien planet, space travel, government agent, space station, creature, mission, alien race, spacecraft, space exploration, trapped in space ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1975, 2020s
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 6.3
 66K
Legend (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in a timeless mythical forest inhabited by fairies, goblins, unicorns and mortals, this fantastic story follows a mystical forest dweller, chosen by fate, to undertake a heroic quest. He must save the beautiful Princess Lily and defeat the ...
Style: fairy tale, gothic, stylized, dark fantasy, epic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: devil, magic, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, love, fairy, monster, sorcerer, sword and sorcery, rescue, princess, elf ...
Time: 80s
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Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a peaceful little clearing, the remains of a hastily abandoned picnic sparks a battle between two tribes of ants. A bold young ladybug finds himself caught in the middle. He befriends the leader of the black ants, Mandible, and helps him save the ...
Style: stylized, feel good, semi serious, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ant, fictional war, picnic, nature, adventure, rivalry, family, wilderness, escapades, animal life, insect, ladybug ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 201 min.
Story: Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, exciting, breathtaking, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, good versus evil, adventure, magical, wizards, warrior, imaginary kingdom, battles, courage, sword and sorcery, sword fight, ancient ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 327K
Total Recall (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, suspense, ambiguous ending, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, mars, secret agents, future dystopia, space colony, memory loss, false memory, outer space, conspiracy, distopia, implanted memory, chase ...
Time: future, 80s, 90s, 21st century
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has ...
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, man versus machine, cyborgs, androids and robots, artificial intelligence, robot, apocalypse, post apocalypse, terminator, end of the world, child in peril, lone hero ...
Time: future, 90s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north america
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War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop of his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, end of the world, alien, space and aliens, survival, evil alien, invasion, disaster, first contact, destruction, extraterrestrial ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2000s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, south america, australia ...
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The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.
Style: futuristic, exciting, thought provoking, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, distopia, virtual reality, alternate reality, chosen one, post apocalypse, man versus machine, warrior, freedom, technology gone awry, save the world ...
Time: future, distant future, 23rd century, 2000s, near future ...
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Battlestar Galactica (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, outer space, androids and robots, alien planet, space and aliens, space battle, cyborgs, military, post apocalypse, extinction, heroes ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 136K
Reign of Fire (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In post-apocalyptic England, an American volunteer and a British survivor team up to fight off a brood of fire-breathing dragons seeking to return to global dominance after centuries of rest underground. The Brit -- leading a clan of survivors to ...
Style: exciting, dark fantasy, entertaining, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dragon, apocalypse, post apocalypse, deadly creature, heroic mission, fantasy world, survival, monster, vestiges of humanity, destruction, chaos, heroes ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
Place: england, london, ireland, europe, britain ...
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American Warships (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When an alien force wages war on Earth, only the crew of the USS Iowa - the last American battleship, stands in their way.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battleship, warship, aircraft carrier, military, ocean, naval battle, sea, battles, ship, heroes, chaos and mayhem, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pentagon
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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.
Style: entertaining, exciting, surreal, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: robot, cyborgs, androids and robots, transforming robot, giant robots, alien, military, transformation, alien invasion, extraterrestrial, technology, killer robot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, prehistoric times, stone age
Place: egypt, new york, virginia, washington d.c., philadelphia ...
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 7.0
 835K
Thor (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor - a powerful but arrogant warrior god - recklessly reignites an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a ...
Style: entertaining, heroic, humorous, exciting, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: superhero, mythology, legends and myths, immortality, imaginary kingdom, superhuman powers, norse mythology, warrior, adventure, god, heroes, exile ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 10th century, 2010s
Place: scandinavia, new mexico, usa, norway
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The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, space and aliens, outer space, one man army, tough guy, bounty hunter, alien, distant planet, distopia, one against many, future dystopia, adventure ...
Time: future, near future
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 13K
Casshern (2004)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Fifty years of war between the Great Eastern Federation and Europa - now merged as Eurasia - have taken their toll on planet Earth. As a result of the use of biological, chemical and nuclear weapons, much of Earth has become uninhabitable and people ...
Style: stylized, intense, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: post apocalypse, good versus evil, vengeance, distopia, samurai, mutant, dark hero, rescue, cyberpunk, fictional war, tragic hero, heroic mission ...
Time: future, distant future
Place: japan, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 8.5
 149K
The Expanse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A thriller set two hundred years in the future following the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
Style: futuristic, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, human in outer space, space wars, space opera, investigation, alien life-form, space station, space exploration, society, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century
Is relevant ?
 9.2
 2.0M
Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, breathtaking ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: dragon, intrigue, incest, medieval, power struggle, political intrigue, fantasy world, conflict, king, vicious, throne, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the ...
Style: exciting, epic, saga, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, star wars, rebellion, space opera, space wars, space travel, space and aliens, princess, robot, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 70s
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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A prequel to the first two Underworld films, this fantasy explains the origins of the feud between the Vampires and the Lycans. Aided by his secret love, Sonja, courageous Lucian leads the Lycans in battle against brutal Vampire king Viktor. ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, exciting, scary, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: werewolf, vampire, beast, supernatural, sword fight, monster, immortality, battles, vengeance, transformation, slavery, castle ...
Time: 2000s, 12th century
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