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, thought provoking, suspense, tense and interesting films and TV shows about / with militarism, death, military, storytelling, society, violence, brutality, danger, politics and soldier plots mostly in Drama, War and Thriller genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as militarism: Kabei: Our Mother (2008), Arrival (2016), God Eater (2015), Moffie (2019), Z (1969), Starship Troopers (1997), Down River (2018), My Father and My Son (2005), Hotel Mumbai (2018), Lessons of a Dream (2011).

List of militarism movies

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: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: nationalism, conservative morals, militarism, conservative, conservatism, military, japanese military, family relations, world war two, life is a bitch, parents and children, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK, USA
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: political, funny, cynical, humorous, cerebral ...
Plot: cold war, satire, military, nuclear war, end of the world, anti war, nuclear threat, u.s. president, disaster, president, nuclear holocaust, nuclear ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1942
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, ussr, russia
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 7.9
 693K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
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: psychological, intellectual, philosophical, enigmatic, twist ending ...
Plot: alien, first contact, linguist, time, extraterrestrial, science, alien race, alien contact, scientist, female protagonist, alien creature, ufo ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: montana, china, massachusetts, venezuela, russia ...
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 6.9
 2K
God Eater (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the early 2050s, unknown life forms called “Oracle cells” begin their uncontrolled consumption of all life on Earth. Their ravenous appetite and remarkable adaptability earn them first dread, then awe, and finally the name “aragami”. In ...
Style: exciting, captivating, dark fantasy, stylized, suspense ...
Plot: post apocalypse, teamwork, disaster, monster, super strength, tragedy, survival, military, human versus monster, apocalypse, supernatural, struggle for survival ...
Time: future
Place: japan
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 6.8
 3K
Moffie (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Moffie (a derogatory Afrikaans term for a gay man) follows the story of Nicholas van der Swart: from a very young age, he realises he is different. Try as he may, he cannot live up to the macho image expected of him by his family, by his heritage. ...
Style: psychological, sexy, touching, unusual plot structure, political ...
Plot: gay, gay love, military, closeted gay, gay relationship, gay interest, gay slur, military training, homoeroticism, forbidden love, military service, lgbt ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: south africa, africa
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 8.2
 29K
Z (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: political, tense, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, politics, military, assassination, police, government, murder investigation, political corruption, violence, politician, martyr, political cover up ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: greece, france, europe
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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, alien, creature, monster, alien invasion, space and aliens, space wars, soldier, distopia, satire, space travel, evil alien ...
Time: future, 23rd century, 22nd century
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
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 4.2
 2K
Down River (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Four soldiers trapped behind enemy lines must confront their fears and desires while finding a way back to their battalion.
Style: suspense, tense, serious, exciting, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: war criminal, behind enemy lines, gas mask, 20 year old, truck, fictional war, 18 year old, bosnian war, survival, military, murder, prisoner ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: congo, vietnam, germany, normandy, cambodia
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My Father and My Son (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey
Duration: 112 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: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, homecoming, tragic hero, father son relationship, society, court, rebel, family life, parents and children, rebelliousness, coming of age, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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 7.6
 65K
Hotel Mumbai (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, UK, Singapore
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.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, factual, sad ...
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, terrorist attack, jihad, religious fanatic, courage, hotel, hostage, swat team, cruelty, survival, chaos ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008
Place: india, mumbai india, australia, pakistan, bombay india ...
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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: uplifting, sentimental, feel good, serious, realistic
Plot: sport, dedicated educator, human spirit, boarding school, ambition, rivalry, hopes, sport team, teachers and students, boarding school life, youth, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: germany
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 8.2
 473K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Action, 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, serious, inspirational, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sport, mixed martial arts, courage, boxing, tournament, brother brother relationship, muscleman, teacher, brothers, estrangement, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, el paso texas, atlantic city new jersey ...
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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: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, military, life is a bitch, heroic mission, haunted by the past, survival, obsessive quest, dealing with death, truth, japanese army, war crime, post war ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, post world war two
Place: japan, asia
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In This Corner of the World (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, 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.
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, family relations, war, wedding, bombing, military, female protagonist, anniversary, evacuation, couples, society, teenager ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1935, year 1945 ...
Place: japan, hiroshima japan, east asia, asia
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 6.8
 479
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.
Style: political
Plot: coup d'etat, death sentence, spy, soldier, husband wife relationship, crucifix, militarism, firing squad, university professor, imperial japan, martial law, imperialism ...
Time: year 1936
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: inspirational, epic, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: buddhism, expedition, beautiful scenery, world war two, life philosophy, mountain, culture clash, self discovery, friendship, nazi, adventure, buddha ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: tibet, china, himalaya, austria, germany ...
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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, slasher, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: mad scientist, serial killer, chase, deadly creature, supernatural, mystery, hospital, investigation, scientific experiment, zombie, murder, police ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england, europe
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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, atmospheric, psychedelic, cerebral ...
Plot: suicide, art, friendship, rebellion, nationalism, radical, emperor, writers, political unrest, tragic hero, state affairs, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo, kyoto japan
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 7.6
 3K
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: philosophical, psychological, talky, sexy, intellectual ...
Plot: philosophy, politics, island, isolation, life, environment, technology, scientist, science, art, alternate reality, existentialism ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: europe, france
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 7.5
 19K
Memories (1995)
Genre: Animation, 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, futuristic, enigmatic, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, space travel, memories, adventure, violent, war, escapades, chaos, life is a bitch, steampunk, cyberpunk, trippy ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
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The Madness of King George (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
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: political, talky, witty, clever, melancholic ...
Plot: mental illness, king of england, royal court, politics, british monarchy, royalty, royal family, psychiatry, monarchy, british royal family, aristocracy, mental health ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 19th century, 1780s
Place: england, london, europe, north america
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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: disturbing, suspense, bleak, psychological, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, war, soldier, anti war, suicide, boot camp, military life, sniper, infantry, brutality, gunfight ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, year 1967, 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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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: realistic, serious, rough, suspense
Plot: world war one, war, french army, military life, society, heroism, brutality, interwar period, heroes, soldier, murder, alcohol abuse ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s, year 1919, 20th century, post world war one
Place: macedonia, bulgaria, romania, europe, brittany ...
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 7.1
 39K
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, emotional, thought provoking, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: skinhead, judaism, racism, anti semitism, neo nazi, nazism, hate, bomb, identity crisis, anger, jewish, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, israel, argentina, germany
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 3.5
 2K
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: werewolf, quarantine, monster, deadly creature, plague, soldier, battles, experiment gone awry, supernatural, killer animal, human experiment, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.1
 46
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 ...
Plot: torture, politics, political repression, historical event, media, prison, dictator, escape, jail, politician, martial law, dictatorship ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
Place: the philippines
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