Military movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant military movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, dramatic and tense films and TV shows about / with military, soldier, war, danger, death, heroes, dialogue, military life, violence and courage plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as military: G.I. Jane (1997), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Lone Survivor (2013), 9th Company (2005), Battleship (2012), Camp X-Ray (2014), Major Payne (1995), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), The Pacific (2010), Zero Dark Thirty (2012).
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Lone Survivor (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
USA
121 min.
 7.5
The Pacific (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
USA, Australia
530 min.
 8.3
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Easter (2019)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
USA
200 min.

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 5.9
 67K
G.I. Jane (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, sincere, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: military, fighting the system, soldier, feminism, basic training, tough heroes, sexism, navy, officers and cadets, military life, sexual harassment, army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
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Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, captivating, bleak, rough, epic ...
Plot: battles, war, military, heroic mission, sniper, courage, army, rescue, d day, obsessive quest, cowardice, bravery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
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 7.5
 237K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, military, soldier, war, battles, courage, terrorism, gunfight, selflessness, death, military life, squad ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq
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 7.1
 18K
9th Company (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Finland, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, battles, officers and cadets, war, basic training, friendship, military life, death, wartime life, boot camp, killed in action ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
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 5.8
 221K
Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, tense, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, ocean or sea, evil alien, ship, military, battles, alien encounter, navy, hotshot hero, soldier, danger, ufo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2012 ...
Place: battleship, hong kong, hawaii, japan, pearl harbor ...
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 6.9
 36K
Camp X-Ray (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small-town roots. Instead, she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, realistic, intense ...
Plot: military, female soldier, female protagonist, american abroad, friendship, prison life, introspection, strong female character, prison, relationships, stereotypes, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, iraq, california
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 6.2
 27K
Major Payne (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Major Benson Winifred Payne is being discharged from the Marines. Payne is a killin' machine, but the wars of the world are no longer fought on the battlefield. A career Marine, he has no idea what to do as a civilian, so his commander finds ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: soldier, military, military life, power relations, contests and competitions, mischievous children, school, children, stupidity, sarcasm, rivalry, mentor ...
Time: 90s
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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, evil alien, time travel, changing the past or future, military, warrior, alien, battles, alien invasion, danger, army, partners ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, england, europe, big ben london, paris france ...
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 8.3
 82K
The Pacific (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 530 min.
Story: A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
Style: serious, emotional, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, military, navy, soldier, marines, war, battle zone, survival, gory, friends, behind enemy lines, loss of friend ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, korea
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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, cia, military, terrorism, track down, assassination, navy, torture, surveillance, helicopter, espionage, 9/11 ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, paris france, poland ...
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 8.5
 20K
Generation War (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Berlin, 1941. Five friends eager to become heroes in an adventure that will change the face of Europe - and that will forever change them as well.
Style: captivating, tense, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: military, holocaust, soldier, german, against humanity, atrocity, nazism, war, anti semitism, friendship, danger, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
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 7.9
 4K
Over There (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Gritty, intense, evocative and emotional, "Over There" takes you to the front lines of battle and explores the effects of war on a U.S. Army unit sent to Iraq on their first tour of duty, as well as the equally powerful effects felt at ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, u.s. army, iraq war, sergeant, war, gulf war, military life, battle zone, battles, danger, leadership ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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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, realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military, platoon, boot camp, sergeant, sniper, suicide, battles, vietnam war, violence, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1967, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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 7.5
 48K
The Last Ship (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Their mission is simple: Find a cure. Stop the virus. Save the world. When a global pandemic wipes out eighty percent of the planet's population, the crew of a lone naval destroyer must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the world, navy, survival, ocean or sea, danger, apocalypse, military, scientist, vestiges of humanity, heroes, pandemic, virus ...
Time: 21st century
Place: battleship
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 7.3
 384K
American Sniper (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, sniper, war, military life, battles, navy seal, danger, heroes, battle zone, iraq war, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, year 1998
Place: iraq, middle east, california, usa, texas
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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, dark humor, clever, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: cold war, military, military base, absurdism, politics, president, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, pilot, communism, captain, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: soviet union, russia, pentagon
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Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, war, jungle, army, rebel, moral dilemma, danger, escapades, daring rescue, genocide, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
Is relevant ?
 8.5
 22K
Berserk (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Guts, a man who calls himself "The Black Swordsman" looks upon his days serving as a member of a group of mercenaries, the Band of the Hawk, nicknamed "the Grim Reaper of the Battlefield." Led by an ambitious, ruthless, and ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, bleak, sinister ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, master warrior, one man army, supernatural, mercenary, vengeance, danger, heroes, supernatural ability, imaginary kingdom, military, battles ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
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Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, marines, military, anti war, soldier, battles, iraq war, military life, battle zone, morality, courage, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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 7.4
 20K
Last Resort (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Last Resort is an American military drama television series. When the crew of the U.S. Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, the USS Colorado, pick up a U.S. Navy SEAL team off Pakistan's coast, the Colorado receives an order to launch ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, military, island, navy, moral dilemma, leadership, captain, government conspiracy, heroes, power relations, survival, nuclear threat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 5.2
 87K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, obsessive quest, danger, adventure, alien invasion, mysterious character, survival, teenage life, youth, genocide, military, siblings relations ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, bangkok thailand, ohio, tower bridge london
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Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, captivating, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, battles, military, war, military life, warrior, friendship, human spirit, survival, sniper, expedition, shooting ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france, netherlands, paris france ...
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 12K
Taking Chance (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, a volunteer military escort accompanies the body of Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps to his hometown in Wyoming.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: military, gulf war, soldier, self discovery, war, sacrifice, military life, warlord, life is a bitch, iraq war, marines, patriotism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004
Place: wyoming, usa, iraq, salt lake city utah, minneapolis minnesota ...
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 7.1
 9K
SEAL Team (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The lives of the elite Navy Seals as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, danger, psychologist, firearm, gunfight, swat team, terrorism, family relations, friendship, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 45K
M*A*S*H (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. With little help from the circumstances they find themselves in, they are forced to make their own fun. Fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, ...
Style: humorous, cynical, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: doctors and patients, sitcom, military life, military, military hospital, doctor, friendship, surgery, u.s. army, sergeant, korean war, combat casualty ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: korea
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 96K
Rampage (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Primatologist Davis Okoye shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, touching, surprise ending
Plot: destruction, monster, fear, animal attack, chase, rescue, betrayal, military, rage, transformation, mutation, chaos ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san diego california, chicago illinois, wyoming, illinois, colorado ...
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 5.4
 51K
Aloha (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.
Style: feel good, realistic, romantic, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: military, love affair, satellite, communication, romance, love interest, dialogue, storytelling, life philosophy, destiny, family, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, hawaii
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 6.1
 19K
Down Periscope (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bumbling Navy lieutenant Tom Dodge has been given one last chance to clean up his record. But Admiral Graham, his nemesis, assigns Dodge to the Stingray, a submarine that can barely keep afloat. To add insult to injury, the Stingray is to be the ...
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: submarine, goofy hero, military, underwater, military life, nothing goes right, ocean or sea, heroes, rivalry, against the odds, soldier, u.s. navy ...
Place: florida, usa, san francisco, russia
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Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: survival, military, war, battles, anti war, jungle, chaos, pride and honor, cave, imperial japan, japanese army, suicide ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 2005
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.6
 378K
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Style: realistic, tense, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, marines, sniper, gulf war, bomb, army, explosion, iraq war, tough heroes, war, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
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