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, rough, intense and dramatic films and TV shows about / with military, heroes, soldier, war, violence, survival, courage, death, brutality and dialogue 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: Lone Survivor (2013), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Starship Troopers (1997), Battleship (2012), Band of Brothers (2001), Full Metal Jacket (1987), We Were Soldiers (2002), Behind Enemy Lines (2001), Generation Kill (2008), Tears of the Sun (2003).

List of military movies

 7.5
 244K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, 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, tense, rough, exciting, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, survival, gunfight, soldier, courage, military life, terrorism, selflessness, battles, squad, enemy, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, 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: military, sniper, war, battles, courage, army, heroic mission, rescue, d day, cowardice, bravery, self sacrifice ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
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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, exciting, satirical, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, space wars, evil alien, space and aliens, spacecraft, soldier, heroes, friendship, rescue, space travel, survival, danger ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
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 5.8
 224K
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: save the world, military, ship, evil alien, ocean or sea, navy, alien encounter, battles, ufo, danger, alien invasion, soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, year 2012, 2010s ...
Place: battleship, hong kong, hawaii, japan, pentagon ...
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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, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, military life, battles, sniper, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, war, patriotism, self sacrifice, gory ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france, belgium, netherlands ...
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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: military, soldier, sergeant, war, military life, sniper, boot camp, vietnam war, suicide, basic training, violence, battles ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1967, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, factual, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, military life, vietnam war, heroes, wartime life, death, battle, explosion, war, battle zone, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
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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: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, sniper, behind enemy lines, atrocity, navy, fighter pilot, rescue, escape, gunfight, war, survival, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, serbia, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina, iraq
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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: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, marines, soldier, war, anti war, iraq war, battles, morality, courage, battle zone, military life, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east
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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, rough, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, moral dilemma, war crime, daring rescue, danger, rescue, war, rebel, genocide, u.s. army, army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
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 8.3
 86K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, military, soldier, navy, marines, war, battle zone, behind enemy lines, friends, peril, gory, selflessness ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, korea
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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, suspenseful, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, officers and cadets, battles, war, wartime life, basic training, military life, friendship, boot camp, death, last stand ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
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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: captivating, futuristic, mind bending, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, soldier, evil alien, changing the past or future, warrior, time loop, space and aliens, military, alien, alien invasion, battles, army ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, paris france ...
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 5.9
 68K
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, suspenseful, bleak, sincere, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: soldier, fighting the system, military, feminism, sexism, basic training, navy, tough heroes, military life, female soldier, officers and cadets, army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
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 7.6
 376K
Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, war, nazi germany, heroism, battles, heroic mission, battle zone, rivalry, confined, danger, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, mine
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 7.6
 388K
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Genre: Drama, 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, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, marines, soldier, sniper, iraq war, determination, peril, violence, tough heroes, rescue, terrorism, self sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
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Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, Ireland, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, military, nazism, friendship, war, assassination, battle zone, heroes, trap, rivalry, deadly, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, manhunt, terrorism, military, assassination, torture, espionage, track down, 9/11, explosion, al qaeda, terrorist group ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, poland, langley virginia ...
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 7.5
 50K
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, suspenseful, stylized, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, save the world, military, survival, danger, ocean or sea, apocalypse, heroes, vestiges of humanity, chaos, virus, shooting ...
Time: 21st century
Place: battleship
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 6.2
 28K
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, power relations, contests and competitions, mischievous children, sarcasm, children, stupidity, mentor, school, parody ...
Time: 90s
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The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal ...
Style: based on true events, tragic ending, disturbing, scenic, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, military, battles, great patriotic war, heroic mission, military life, wartime life, world war two, soviet army, war, friendship, survival ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia, soviet union
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The Final Countdown (1980)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1980, the US Navy's most powerful warship, the USS Nimitz, is caught in a storm during routine manoeuvres in the Pacific. Enveloped by a strange green light, the ship passes through a vortex and when they emerge, their communications have ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, twists and turns, exciting ...
Plot: time travel, military, changing the past or future, race against time, adventure, heroic mission, war, airplane, military life, battles, world war two, altering history ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 20th century, 40s, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, seaport, pacific ocean, hawaii, japan
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Fortress of War (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Belarus, Russia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days. The film shows the heroic defense of Brest Fortress, which has taken upon the first stroke of German ...
Style: serious, epic, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, invasion, german, soldier, heroic mission, heroes, resistance, world war two, infantrymen, siege, survival ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, europe
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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Spain, Germany, Morocco
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
Style: epic, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, battles, king, warrior, siege, war, military, christianity, army, muslim, self sacrifice, adventure ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, england, israel, palestine ...
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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, exciting, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, supernatural, vengeance, danger, one man army, supernatural ability, heroes, battles, mercenary, destiny, master warrior, military ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
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In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.
Style: tense, disturbing, heartbreaking, psychological, touching ...
Plot: investigation, patriotism, disappearance, military, guilt, torture, murder investigation, war crime, army, cover up, innocence lost, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004
Place: iraq, usa, texas, new mexico, bosnia ...
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 7.2
 100K
Men of Honor (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true ...
Style: touching, uplifting, disturbing, sincere, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, military, racism, prejudice, instructor, society, follow your dream, ambition, african american, u.s. navy, navy, respect ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, new jersey
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 7.7
 212K
A Few Good Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, military, suicide, navy, lawyer, murder, sexism, army investigation, marines, u.s. navy, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: cuba, washington d.c.
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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: captivating, sincere, suspenseful, serious, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, sergeant, u.s. army, iraq war, heroes, selflessness, innocence, self sacrifice, sacrifice, infantrymen, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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The Four Feathers (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which ...
Style: epic, touching, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Plot: military, soldier, imperialism, desert, redemption, colonialism, islam, slavery, starvation, massacre, siege, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1880s, victorian era
Place: england, sudan, africa, europe, britain ...
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