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 realistic, serious, suspenseful, dramatic, intense and rough films and TV shows about / with military, soldier, war, danger, dialogue, military life, brutality, survival, heroes and courage plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as military: G.I. Jane (1997), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Battleship (2012), Lone Survivor (2013), 9th Company (2005), Camp X-Ray (2014), Major Payne (1995), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), The Pacific (2010), Generation War (2013).

List of military movies

 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: soldier, military, fighting the system, feminism, sexism, basic training, tough heroes, navy, military life, officers and cadets, army, military base ...
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, sentimental ...
Plot: military, battles, war, sniper, army, heroic mission, courage, rescue, d day, self sacrifice, cowardice, bravery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, europe, france, poland, germany ...
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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, tense, entertaining, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, ocean or sea, ship, evil alien, military, alien encounter, battles, navy, soldier, hotshot hero, danger, ufo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2012 ...
Place: battleship, hong kong, hawaii, japan, pearl harbor ...
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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, navy seal, death, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, 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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 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, introspection, strong female character, prison life, relationships, stereotypes, brutality, ethnic conflict ...
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, funny, absurd, not serious, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: soldier, military, military life, sarcasm, power relations, contests and competitions, mischievous children, children, stupidity, mentor, parody, school ...
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, space and aliens ...
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, soldier, navy, marines, battle zone, gory, war, friends, behind enemy lines, squad, selflessness ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, korea
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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, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: military, holocaust, soldier, german, against humanity, war, nazism, atrocity, anti semitism, friendship, danger, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
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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, motivational, realistic, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, cia, military, terrorism, track down, assassination, navy, torture, navy seal, surveillance, espionage, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2011 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, paris france, poland ...
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 5.4
 82K
The Predator (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: alien, military, warrior, machismo, massacre, predator, fear, destruction, invisibility, alien race, hunter, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: mexico, georgia
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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, nuclear threat, moral dilemma, leadership, captain, government conspiracy, heroes, power relations, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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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 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, soldier, gulf war, 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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 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, military hospital, doctor, military life, friendship, surgery, u.s. army, korean war, combat casualty, sergeant ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: korea
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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, vietnam war, violence, battles, anti war ...
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, vestiges of humanity, military, virus, scientist, heroes, pandemic ...
Time: 21st century
Place: battleship
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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, love interest, dialogue, storytelling, life philosophy, destiny, family, beautiful scenery, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, hawaii
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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, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, sniper, war, navy seal, military life, battles, danger, heroes, battle zone, night vision binoculars, iraq war ...
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, 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, russia, pentagon
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Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, atrocity, behind enemy lines, sniper, navy, reconnaissance, aircraft carrier, escape, rescue, gunfight, fighter pilot, tank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, bosnia herzegovina, iraq
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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, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, evil alien, spacecraft, space and aliens, soldier, military, space travel, giant, fascism, asteroid, army, space battle ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
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 7.3
 90K
Crimson Tide (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, military, u.s. navy, mutiny, torpedo, sonar, moral dilemma, aircraft carrier, radio, underwater, danger, super powers ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, mediterranean sea, pacific ocean, alabama
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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, genocide, rescue, moral dilemma, danger, escapades, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
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 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, macabre, sinister, exciting ...
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, iraq war, battles, military life, battle zone, morality, courage, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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 7.9
 11K
The Hill (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a tower of sand seared by a ...
Style: bleak, tense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: prison, military, punishment, soldier, desert, sadism, british army, cruelty, torture, hill, racism, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa, north africa, germany
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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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fish out of water, soldier, basic training, military, transformation, starting over, boot camp, self discovery, military base, determination, empowerment, change ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, paris france
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 6.5
 39K
Flyboys (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, factual, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: military, war, airplane, adventure, battles, heroic mission, vengeance, danger, german, heroes, french, aerial combat ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany
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