War game movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant war game movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric and tense films and TV shows about / with war game, friendship, murder, soldier, military, gun, runaway, politics, cigarette smoking and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as war game: Snowtime! (2015), WarGames (1983), The Plot Against America (2020), Kill Crazy (1990), The Gladiators (1969), Wolf Warrior (2015), War Book (2014), Three Days of the Condor (1975), The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), Shooters (1989).

List of war game movies

Snowtime! (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: To amuse themselves during the winter school break, the kids in a small village decide to have a massive snowball fight. Luke and Sophie, both 11 years old, become the leaders of the opposing sides. Sophie and her cohort defend an elaborate snow ...
Style: feel good, captivating, light, humorous
Audience: kids
Plot: snow, war game, small town, winter, school, children, friendship, couples, christmas, tragedy, anti war, pet dog ...
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WarGames (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: High School student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, suspense, dark, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, teen drama
Plot: cold war, hacker, computer, teenager, computer cracker, nuclear threat, computer genius, hacking, computer hacker, artificial intelligence, chess, game ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, california, usa, ussr, paris france
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In the Zone of Special Attention (1978)
Genre: Action
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Action film about the Russian paratroopers.
Style: tense, captivating, motivational
Audience: boys' night
Plot: paratrooper, soviet army, war game, friendship, rivalry, criminal, military, forest, workout, ak 47, parachute, tank ...
Time: 20th century
Place: ussr
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The Plot Against America (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 374 min.
TV show
Story: An alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey, as they watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who becomes president and turns the nation toward ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, harsh
Plot: culture clash, jewish family, brainwashing, world war two, wartime, manipulation, abuse of power, politics, war game, power, twists and turns, american ...
Place: usa
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Kill Crazy (1990)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Five Vietnam vets, on release from a mental hospital, think they're headed for a weekend camping trip. Instead they become target practice for an army of killers playing violent war games. It's a massacre until one of the vets becomes a ...
Plot: monster, target practice, war game, vietnam veteran, human prey, battles, heroes, fast draw, combat, mental institution, male female relationship, showdown ...
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The Gladiators (1969)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Some time in the future, East and West have stopped maintaining standing armies and nuclear weapons. Instead, to settle their differences they pit different teams of crack combat specialists against each other.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, stylized, contemplative
Plot: soldier, war game, fictional game show, human experiment, distopia, military, society, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, future
Place: sweden, europe
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Wolf Warrior (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, War
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Chinese special force soldier with extraordinary marksmanship is confronted by a group of deadly foreign mercenaries who are hired to assassinate him by a vicious drug lord.
Style: intense, captivating, exciting, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: fight, mercenary, martial arts, gunfight, revenge, sniper, runaway, medieval, fighting crime, soldier, special agents, showdown ...
Time: 21st century
Place: china
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War Book (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a contemporary Commons briefing room, a government minister and several aids enact the ‘war book’ exercise: a protocol written in the 1950s which is periodically played out to test post-nuclear scenarios. Low-budget but high-concept, War Book ...
Style: serious, bleak, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: apocalypse, politics, nuclear war, nuclear explosion, chaos, international crisis, state affairs, international relations, terrorism, end of the world, terrorist attack, government official ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, england, london, mumbai india, pakistan
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Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Style: tense, suspense, atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, espionage, cia, fighting the system, political conspiracy, twists and turns, uncover truth, life turned upside down, who to trust, spy, manhunt, surveillance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, langley virginia, middle east, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: sad, emotional, touching, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, war, childhood, nazi, friendship, boy, military, gas chamber, german ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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Shooters (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of misfit U.S. Army soldiers are chosen to represent their base at the annual war games competition where they are not expected to win.
Plot: woman with a gun, female nudity, military, war game, sex scene, u.s. army, helicopter, absurd humor, absurdism, misfit, seduction, grenade ...
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Reach for Glory (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: During World War II, teenage boys in a small English town are consumed with jingoism and brutal war games, hoping dearly that the war won't end before they can fight in it.
Plot: world war two, cowardice, anti semitism, bullying, gay slur, coming of age, traumatic childhood, youth, lgbt, children in wartime, execution, evacuation ...
Place: england
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Child's Play 3 (1991)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eight years have passed since the events of the second film. Chucky has been resurrected once again and seeks revenge on Andy, his former owner, who is now a teenager enrolled in military school.
Style: slasher, scary, bloody, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: serial killer, killer doll, evil doll, doll, supernatural, ghost, afterlife, monster, youth, vengeance, murder, haunted house ...
Time: 90s, 80s
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Harsh Realm (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Harsh Realm is a science fiction television series about humans trapped inside a virtual reality simulation.
Style: serious, exciting, futuristic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: computer, military, cyberpunk, superhero, virtual reality, assassination, renegade, battles, fictional reality, real world, code, chaos ...
Time: future
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Callan (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: David Callan, secret agent, is called back to the service after his retirement, to handle the assasination of a german businessman, but Callan refuses to co-operate until he finds out why this man is marked for death.
Style: suspense, neo noir, ambiguous ending, surprise ending, cult film
Plot: spy, fight, doctor, drunkenness, friendship, paranoia, flashback, elevator, car chase, government agent, library, death ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, tower bridge london
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Masterblaster (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Regional finalists of the Masterblaster paintball competition gather together at the national championship for a chance at the title and fifty thousand dollars in cash. The competition turns deadly when someone stops playing games and starts taking ...
Style: slasher, surprise ending, twist ending
Plot: survival, vietnam war, soldier, tournament, female nudity, violence, forest, assassination, contest, murder, war game, weapons ...
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Tagged! (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A teenage girl, raised on her schizophrenic mother's tales of galactic wars, believes she is an alien princess in hiding and forms a Lazer Tag team to train bodyguards. When her estranged father, disfigured and crippled in the Iraqi war, ...
Style: cult film
Plot: friendship, war game, teenager, arena, coming of age, laser gun
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This Is Our Land (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Pauline, a devoted and generous home help nurse, raises her two children alone, while also looking after her father, a former steelworker. Taking advantage of her popularity, the directors of an extremist political party suggest she become their ...
Plot: skiing, politics, extremism, father daughter relationship, dance class, election campaign, political campaign, political candidate, nurse, blonde, single mother, soccer ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
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Medium Cool (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: John Cassellis is the toughtest TV-news-reporter around. He becomes an expert in reporting about violence in the ghetto and racial tensions. But he discovers that his network helps the FBI by letting them look at his tapes to find suspects. When he ...
Style: political, thought provoking, cynical, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: journalism, politics, photographer, nudity (full frontal - brief), hippie, culture clash, vietnam war, counterculture, female nudity, sex, male nudity, violence ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, washington d.c., tokyo, usa, west virginia ...
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Winter Kills (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 19 years after President Timothy Keegan was assassinated, his brother Nick discovers a dying man claiming to have been the gunman. While trying to avoid his wealthy and domineering father's attempts to control his actions, Nick follows the ...
Style: political, surreal, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, assassination of president, assassination, winter, paranoia, political conspiracy, investigation, hitman, satire, sex scene, female nudity, assassin ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1960, 50s ...
Place: new york, havana cuba, philadelphia
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Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, Portugal
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. Looking at photographs brings memories of his childhood, his youth, his lovers, and the way the Great War put an end to a stratum of society. His memories are in no particular order, they move back and ...
Style: philosophical, atmospheric, sexy, lyrical, thought provoking ...
Plot: writers, art, childhood, writer's life, voyeurism, melancholy, guilt, hallucination, death, memory, artist, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 19th century, 1890s, 1910s
Place: france, tokyo, portugal, paris france, europe ...
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Soldier's Girl (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Soldier’s Girl, which takes place in Fort Campbell, KY, tells the heart-wrenching story of the life and tragic death of soldier Barry Winchell. His love for Calpernia Addams, a beautiful transgendered nightclub performer was ...
Style: sincere, realistic, emotional, erotic, feminist film ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: transsexual, gay, gays and lesbians, gender bending, murder, gay soldier, lgbt, gay bashing, love and romance, gender, rules and policies, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, kentucky, nashville tennessee, missouri, tennessee ...
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The Rainbow (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Ken Russell's rather loose adaptation of the last part of D.H. Lawrence's "The Rainbow" sees impulsive young Ursula coming of age in pastoral England around the time of the Boer War. At school, she is introduced to lovemaking by ...
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, foot fetish, love, bisexual, sexual awakening, sex, lesbian, sex scene, british empire, lgbt, making love, lechery ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, warsaw poland, poland
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Private Benjamin (1980)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A sheltered young high society woman joins the army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.
Style: feel good, funny, sentimental, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: women, transformation, soldier, basic training, fish out of water, paratrooper, military training, female soldier, wedding, female protagonist, adventure, farce ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: belgium, paris france, usa
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The Elementary School (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, History
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The time is 1945-46. 10 year old Eda and his friend Tonda live in a small village outside Prague. In school, their class is so wild and indisciplined that their teacher quits and is replaced by the militant Igor Hnidzo. He is very strict - but also ...
Style: surreal, realistic, semi serious, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: world war two, self discovery, boy, teacher, education, friendship, pregnancy, extramarital affair, voyeurism, prostitute, substitute teacher, village ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1946, post world war two
Place: europe, czech republic, prague, czechoslovakia
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Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When fluffy, bubble gum movie star Megan Valentine suddenly finds herself broke and humiliated in the public eye, she wanders from the wreckage of a car accident and witlessly enlists in the U.S. Army hoping in vain that it will change her life.
Style: realistic, humorous, inspirational, not serious, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: female soldier, life turned upside down, friends, blonde, basic training, loss of fortune, lifestyle, fall in love, boot camp, u.s. army, female protagonist, female friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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If.... (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film is a caustic portrait of a traditional English boys’ boarding school, where social hierarchy reigns supreme and power remains in the hands of distanced and ineffectual teachers and callously vicious prefects in the Upper Sixth. But three ...
Style: disturbing, surreal, sexy, political, intellectual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, school shooting, private school, coming of age, boarding school, boys' school, school, violence, social satire, teacher, teenager, satire ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, california
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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, harsh, epic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, military, anti war, british empire, friendship, war, idealism, human spirit, politics, military life, battle zone, desert ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, egypt, ottoman empire, turkey, england ...
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Follow Me, Boys! (1966)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Deciding to settle down, he finds a job as a stockboy in the general store of a small town. Trying to fit in, he volunteers to become scoutmaster of the newly formed Troop ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: boy scout, disney, youth, small town, childhood, world war two, rescue, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, siblings relations, small town life ...
Time: 1930s
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Doctor Sleep (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: While treating a policewoman for smoking, hypnotherapist Michael Strother has a telepathic vision of a young girl floating beneath the surface of a stream. The escaped victim of a ritualistic serial killer, the girl has become mute, and Michael is ...
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: hypnosis, serial killer, mystery, telepathy, mind game, police investigation, psychopath, psychology, crimes, supernatural ability, amateur detective, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, scotland yard
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