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, exciting, captivating and intense films and TV shows about / with military, soldier, heroes, war, death, violence, weapons, battles, brutality and survival plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as military: Lone Survivor (2013), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Battleship (2012), Enemy at the Gates (2001), Band of Brothers (2001), Generation Kill (2008), 9th Company (2005), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Tears of the Sun (2003).

List of military movies

 7.5
 259K
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, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, gunfight, survival, courage, terrorism, soldier, military life, swat team, navy seal, selflessness, battles, squad ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, 2000s
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, war, army, battles, sniper, world war two, heroic mission, courage, rescue, warrior, d day, bravery ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
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 5.8
 231K
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, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: military, battleship, evil alien, ship, alien invasion, save the world, navy, sea battle, danger, ocean or sea, ufo, alien encounter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, year 2012, 2010s ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, pentagon, pacific ocean, pearl harbor ...
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Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, 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, suspenseful, bleak, rough, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, military, world war two, war, nazism, friendship, heroes, assassination, battle zone, trap, rivalry, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
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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: suspenseful, epic, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military life, military, sniper, battles, world war two, patriotism, friendship, gory, behind enemy lines, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, belgium, paris france ...
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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: iraq war, marines, military, soldier, anti war, war, battles, courage, survival, battle zone, military life, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east
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 7.1
 19K
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, officers and cadets, basic training, death, battles, ambush, wartime life, military life, friendship, boot camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, 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, disturbing, suspense, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, military life, military, boot camp, sergeant, sniper, vietnam war, cruelty, infantry, suicide, basic training ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
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, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, manhunt, military, swat team, assassination, navy seal, al qaeda, espionage, 9/11, terrorist, explosion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2003, september 11 2001 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, poland, langley virginia ...
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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, war crime, army, brutality, moral dilemma, jungle, daring rescue, danger, rescue, war, genocide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
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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, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, fighter pilot, military, navy, behind enemy lines, atrocity, war crime, rescue, bosnian war, gunfight, escape, war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1995
Place: bosnia herzegovina, former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, balkan ...
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We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany, France
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: factual, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military life, military, battles, heroes, battle, wartime life, death, ambush, explosion, war ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
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 7.6
 410K
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, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, iraq war, army, military, sniper, terrorism, marines, gulf war, bomb squad, war, determination, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, new york
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 7.5
 53K
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: suspenseful, serious, stylized, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, battleship, apocalypse, survival, save the world, military, pandemic, ocean or sea, danger, quarantine, plague, deadly virus ...
Time: 21st century
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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, exciting, tense, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, battles, heroes, soldier, invasion, german, heroic mission, resistance, honor, infantrymen, siege ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, europe
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 7.6
 409K
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: exciting, tense, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, world war two, nazi germany, military, american soldier, heroism, battles, ambush, heroes, battle zone, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, 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: space wars, spacecraft, evil alien, soldier, space and aliens, military, space travel, heroes, future dystopia, distant planet, creature, space marine ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
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 5.9
 71K
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, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: strong female character, soldier, female soldier, fighting the system, basic training, military, navy, army, sexism, strong female lead, military base, feminism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
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 8.3
 95K
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: world war two, battles, war, military, navy, squad, soldier, marines, battlefield, battle zone, friends, peril ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, korea
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 7.0
 489
The Colonel (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A "Reformed Colonel" is found dead in Paris, a couple of decades after Algeria's struggle for independence was won from France. Lieutenant Galois is assigned the investigation of this murder. She receives the diary of Lieutenent Guy ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, captivating
Plot: military, murder, algerian war, torture, investigation, military life, deadly, state affairs, uncover truth, crimes, love affair, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 50s
Place: algeria, paris france, france
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 7.6
 25K
Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, slavery, civil war, battles, military, soldier, war, heroic mission, military life, battle zone, civil rights, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
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 8.6
 26K
Berserk (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 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: exciting, epic, dark, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, dark fantasy, vengeance, danger, one man army, battles, mercenary, supernatural, heroes, monster, massacre, destiny ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
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 6.6
 16K
JAG (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: JAG is an American legal drama television show with a distinct military theme, created by Donald P. Bellisario, and produced by Belisarius Productions in association with Paramount Network Television. The first season was co-produced with NBC ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: navy, military, army investigation, marines, insubordination, military life, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, lawyers and clients, courtroom drama, legal, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: california, usa
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The Four Feathers (2002)
Genre: Action, 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: serious, atmospheric, touching, epic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, imperialism, soldier, redemption, rescue, desert, colonialism, islam, slavery, loyalty, revenge, siege ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, sudan, africa, europe, britain ...
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 7.5
 14K
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: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, military, gunfight, terrorism, soldier, danger, war, friendship, team, strategy, investigation, firearm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, alien, evil alien, warrior, space and aliens, soldier, alien invasion, invasion, deja vu, time warp ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, london ...
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 8.0
 156K
Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, cult film, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, military, experiment, distopia, motorcycle gang, protest, mutation, government corruption, scientist, nuclear holocaust, save the world, hallucination ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Japan
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: realistic, bleak, disturbing, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: survival, military, battles, world war two, war, japanese history, danger, selflessness, chaos and mayhem, brutality, japanese army, imperial japan ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 2005, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 6.2
 20K
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, not serious, humorous, light, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: u.s. navy, submarine, goofy hero, military, ocean or sea, military life, nothing goes right, underwater, against the odds, rivalry, heroic mission, navy ...
Place: florida, usa, russia, san francisco
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 6.2
 29K
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: funny, humorous, absurd, not serious, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: soldier, military, sarcasm, military life, school, contests and competitions, mischievous children, power relations, children, stupidity, mentor, youth ...
Time: 90s
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