Militarism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant militarism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, interesting, dramatic, talky and tense films and TV shows about / with militarism, storytelling, death, politics, culture clash, military, society, brutality, mentor and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
militarism movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as militarism: Arrival (2016), Z (1969), Full Metal Jacket (1987), My Father and My Son (2005), Hotel Mumbai (2018), Lessons of a Dream (2011), Warrior (2011), In This Corner of the World (2016), Kabei: Our Mother (2008), Escape (1995).

List of militarism movies

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.
Style: offbeat, clever, humorous, cynical, not serious ...
Plot: cold war, military, military base, absurdism, president, u.s. air force, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, pilot, communism, captain, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: soviet union, pentagon, russia
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Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: intellectual, enigmatic, futuristic, suspense, philosophical ...
Plot: alien, first contact, spacecraft, loss, destiny, flash forward, language barrier, death of daughter, memory, time loop, husband wife relationship, existentialism ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: montana, china, russia, pakistan, sudan ...
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Z (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: assassination, politics, military, political corruption, police, government, cia, journalism, courtroom drama, photojournalist, liberal, protest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: greece, europe
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Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, war, boot camp, battles, sniper, vietnam war, violence, military life, basic training, platoon, sergeant ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1968, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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My Father and My Son (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A Turkish man, whose wife died while giving birth to his son during a military coup, finally returns home. Estranged from his father for turning his back on the family farm, he takes his 8 year-old and tries to repair relations.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: village, life is a bitch, family relations, homecoming, journalist, torture, rebelliousness, parents and children, political unrest, family life, single parent, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Hotel Mumbai (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, India
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai about the Mumbai attacks in 2008 at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India.
Plot: terrorism, shooting, hotel, terrorist, terrorist attack, jihad, pakistani, counter terrorism, building, doorman, survivor, hostage situation ...
Time: year 2008
Place: pakistan, mumbai india, india, australia, taj mahal ...
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Lessons of a Dream (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An English teacher brings soccer to a German school in the 19th Century.
Style: serious, feel good, uplifting, realistic, sentimental
Plot: sport, dedicated educator, boarding school, teachers and students, school, soccer, boarding school life, power relations, human spirit, culture clash, sport team, ambition ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany
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Warrior (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: emotional, tense, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, fist fighting, teacher, martial arts, training, contests and competitions, sport, mixed martial arts, exercise, coach, ambition, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, atlantic city new jersey, iraq
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Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A war widow determined to clear the name of her disgraced husband, who was court-martialed for desertion and executed. Official records have been destroyed, and the ministry that distributes benefits continues to deny her a pension. Twenty-six years ...
Style: serious, emotional, disturbing, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: soldier, escapades, military, war, dealing with death, obsessive quest, survival, anti war, chaos and mayhem, haunted by the past, heroic mission, battles ...
Time: 40s, 70s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia
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In This Corner of the World (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Newlywed Suzu Urano moves to her new life in Kure City on the coast of Hiroshima Prefecture, where she perseveres through World War II with pluck and determination.
Plot: war, bombing, cooking, flower, mattress, sailor, lost, sickness, aircraft carrier, ponytail, victim, blackout ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, year 1943, year 1944, year 1945
Place: hiroshima japan, japan
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Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works frantically from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up her ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: life is a bitch, single parent, parents and children, family relations, political unrest, wartime life, state affairs, unsupportive parent, nationalism, conservative, conservatism, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
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Escape (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Action
Country: Philippines
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set during the terrifying reign of Filipino despot, Marcos, two upper caste but very different strangers team up to try and survive the physical and mental torture they undergo after they are suddenly jailed. Geny is the conservative businessman ...
Style: political drama
Plot: dictatorship, political repression, despot, martial law, dictator, historical event, media, militarism, businessman, politician, politics, prison ...
Time: year 1977
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Coup d'Etat (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A freestyle biopic of Ikki Kita, the ultranationalist intellectual whose ideas inspired the failed military coup in 1936.
Plot: coup d'etat, capital punishment, spy, husband wife relationship, soldier, year 1936, knife, parliament, assassination, prayer, university professor, japanese new wave ...
Place: japan
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Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: mountain, mountaineer, friendship, culture clash, buddhism, politics, adventure, communism, treason, adventurer, expedition, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
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Scream and Scream Again (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A serial killer, who drains his victims for blood is on the loose in London, the Police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, offbeat, rough ...
Plot: slasher, torture, scientist, mad scientist, chase, deadly creature, zombie, hospital, race against time, crime, woman in danger, mystery ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
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Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A fictional account of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima told in four parts. The first three parts relate events in three of his novels: The temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko's House, and Runaway Horses. The last part depicts the ...
Style: surreal, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: suicide, nationalism, gay, obsession, friendship, rebellion, radical, emperor, writer's life, friends, coup d'etat, patriotism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, mount fuji
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Mindwalk (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in recluse, who joins in their conversation. The two men listen ...
Style: talky, psychological, serious, clever, tense ...
Plot: politics, society, island, isolation, writer's life, human nature, introspection, friendship, dialogue driven, artists and showbiz, philosophy, friends ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: europe, france
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Memories (1995)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this anime trilogy, a salvage ship crew happens upon a haunted vessel in Magnetic Rose; a cold tablet turns a lab worker into a biological weapon in Stink Bomb; and an urban populace carries on an endless war with an unseen foe in Cannon Fodder. ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: steampunk, anthology, laboratory, androids and robots, ship, ghost, haunted by the past, save the world, future dystopia, heroic mission, space travel, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
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The Madness of King George (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.
Style: talky, clever, witty, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: mental illness, politics, queen, mentally unstable, psychopath, kingdom, royal court, political unrest, royal family, state affairs, head of state, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, victorian england, 1780s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Captain Conan (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bulgaria near the end of World War I: Conan, warrior and wolf, leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat. Their motto: "We forgot to take prisoners, Captain." At war's end, the unit goes to Bucharest, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: friendship, french army, murder, soldier, insubordination, military life, war, battlefield, eastern front, battles, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, year 1919, post world war one
Place: romania, macedonia, europe, former yugoslavia, bulgaria ...
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The Believer (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hardcore American racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: racism, anti semitism, violence spree, synagogue, bomb, holocaust, nazism, identity crisis, innocence lost, psychopath, introspection, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, israel, argentina, germany
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Battledogs (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a strange werewolf virus threatens to decimate first New York and then the world, a rogue general uses the disease to create an army of super-soldiers.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense
Plot: werewolf, military, quarantine, danger, soldier, deadly creature, plague, battle, experiment gone awry, human experiment, save the day, animal horror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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