War violence movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant war violence movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, rough, tense, suspenseful and epic films and TV shows about / with war violence, violence, military, heroes, battles, war, soldier, combat, death and battle plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as war violence: Band of Brothers (2001), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), The Search (2014), The Last Full Measure (2019), Guernica (2016), Windtalkers (2002), Spartacus (2004), The Post (2017), Sword of War (2009), Blackbeard (2006).

List of war violence movies

Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
TV show
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, captivating, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military, military life, world war two, combat, battles, sniper, paratrooper, survival, warrior, war violence ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, netherlands, paris france ...
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 439K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: based on true events, inspirational, touching, sentimental, brutal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, u.s. army, conscientious objector, u.s. military, bible, world war two, soldier, physician, pacifism, courage, american soldier, war violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: okinawa, japan, okinawa japan, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 3K
The Search (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Georgia
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A woman who works for a non-governmental organization (NGO) forms a special relationship with a young boy in war-torn Chechnya.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, non-linear ...
Plot: russian army, russian soldier, war violence, life is a bitch, wartime life, soldier, torture, violence, murder, orphan, war crime, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1999
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus
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The Last Full Measure (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The incredible true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger, a U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen medic who personally saved over sixty men. Thirty-two years later, Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman investigates a Congressional Medal of Honor ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, disturbing, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, war violence, heroism, heroes, investigation, military, saving a life, dying, death, thanksgiving, self sacrifice ...
Time: year 1999, year 1969
Place: washington d.c.
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 5.8
 2K
Guernica (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The fates of Henry - an American correspondent - and Teresa, one of the Republic's censors during the Spanish Civil War.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: journalist, battlefield, civil war, saving a life, freedom, hiding place, politics, war violence, military, nazism, militia, bombing ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, year 1975, pre world war two, year 1939 ...
Place: spain, basque country, madrid
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 66K
Windtalkers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, code, military life, u.s. marine corps, heroes, military, mexican standoff, behind enemy lines, native americans, commando, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943, year 1944
Place: japan, asia, arizona
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Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, soldier, military, mission, atrocity, battles, survival, archaeologist, military life, army, patriotism, civil war ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: korea, south korea, north korea, asia, seoul
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 6.7
 5K
Spartacus (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: Sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, the Thracian slave Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the obese owner of a Roman gladiator school. Moved by the defiance of an ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, slavery, tragic hero, human spirit, adventure, ancient rome, slave, leadership, gladiator, heroes, righting the wronged ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century b.c., ancient times
Place: rome italy
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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: ship, sea battle, navy, battles, napoleonic wars, adventure, ocean or sea, leadership, heroic mission, escapades, human spirit, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, brazil, england, pacific ocean, france
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 7.2
 137K
The Post (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
Style: based on true events, thought provoking, exciting, factual, disturbing ...
Plot: cover up, journalism, vietnam war, political thriller, expose, politics, lie, truth, journalist, wartime, newspaper story, newspaper article ...
Time: 70s, year 1965, 20th century, year 1949, year 1971 ...
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa
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 4.4
 1K
Sword of War (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Year 1100. Italy.The Northern lands are ruled by a German emperor: Fredrick aka "Barbarossa. His dream is to conquer also the lands in the Center and in the South so as to revive the Empire that was once of the one Charles Magno.But in the ...
Style: serious, epic, realistic, captivating
Plot: heroes, battles, emperor, knight, rivalry, leadership, state affairs, soldier, war, warrior, siege, battlefield ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: italy, europe, germany, milan italy
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 1K
Blackbeard (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
TV show
Story: In the Golden Age of Piracy, at the dawn of the 18th century, Blackbeard stood out among the lawless rogues as the most fearsome and notorious seafarer of them all. He killed for the reputation, and his reputation has become legend. Now, for the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, heroes, adventurer, daring rescue, rescue, adventure, rebelliousness, uninhibited rivalry, good versus evil, escapades, danger ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
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 8.3
 60K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, rough, thought provoking, serious, surreal ...
Plot: genocide, war crime, against humanity, atrocity, world war two, holocaust, occupation, brutality, military, anti war, survival, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, germany, poland
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 4K
War (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: During the bloody war in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian soldiers are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the money for the British woman who is forced to wait for the ransom.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: captivity, rescue, gang, ransom, life is a bitch, heroes, interview, violence, military officer, kidnapping, murder, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chechnya, russia, moscow russia
Is relevant ?
 3.8
 817
The Great War (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In November of 1918 as World War I was ending, a unit of American soldiers goes behind enemy lines to find a lost platoon of African American soldiers.
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, soldier, trench warfare, battles, military life, wartime life, infantrymen, battlefield, combat, army, war violence, military ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1918
Place: europe
Is relevant ?
 4.8
 82
A Rebel Born (2019)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A Rebel Born follows the life of Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was a brilliant and very controversial Confederate general in the War Between the States. Even now, more than 150 years after the end of the war, Forrest has remained surrounded in ...
Style: epic, rough, factual, complex
Plot: confederate army, war, war violence, union soldier, battles, battlefield, weapons, warrior, combat, epic battle, u.s. civil war, army ...
Time: 1860s
Place: usa
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Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, Kazakhstan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based upon a short story by Leo Tolstoy, two Russian soldiers, Sacha and Vania, are ambushed by Muslim rebels in the grandly forbidding Caucasus and taken prisoner. Although complete understanding never fully emerges, their bittersweet ordeal ...
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: hostage, pow, russian soldier, war, soldier, confined, prison, captivity, drinking alcohol, drinking, murder, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus, poland
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The Birdcatcher (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Norway, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Norway, 1942, during World War II. After being separated from her family, Esther, a young Jewish girl from Trondheim, arrives at an isolated farm where she must assume a new identity in order to survive the Nazi persecution.
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, heartbreaking, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, holocaust survivor, nazi occupation, gender disguise, pretending to be someone else, impersonating, false identity, cross dressing, war violence, fascism, struggle for survival ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s, 20th century
Place: norway, scandinavia
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 7.9
 7K
Cyborgs (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 112 min.
Story: ‘The Cyborgs’ is re-telling the recent history of Ukraine – the legendary fight for Donetsk Airport in 2014 during Russian invasion. The freedom fighters from various divisions of Ukrainian army and volunteer battalions took a 242-days stand ...
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, disturbing, brutal ...
Plot: heroes, death, friends, heroism, vengeance, friendship, courage, mentor, shooting, violence, murder, danger ...
Place: ukraine, europe
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 67K
Midway (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the soldiers and aviators who helped turn the tide of the Second World War during the iconic Battle of Midway in June 1942.
Style: exciting, bleak, scary, suspense, sad ...
Plot: sea battle, naval battle, fighter plane, warship, aerial combat, aircraft carrier, fighter pilot, navy, u.s. navy, submarine, emperor, battleship ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1941, year 1942, year 1937 ...
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, tokyo, washington d.c., japan ...
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 100K
The Pacific (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 530 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, disturbing, emotional, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, war, military, battlefield, soldier, squad, navy, marines, battle zone, selflessness, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, okinawa, korea
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Sharpe's Rifles (1993)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
TV show
Story: During the Peninsular War in Spain against the French, Sergeant Richard Sharpe saves the life of Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington and is promoted to Lieutenant. In order to pay the troops Wellesley needs a money draft from the banker ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: military, battles, napoleonic wars, british army, escapades, adventure, war, wartime life, soldier, heroes, military life, promotion ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: portugal
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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, rough, bleak, epic ...
Plot: military, army, war, world war two, battles, sniper, courage, heroic mission, warrior, rescue, d day, bravery ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
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 8.1
 383K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, battlefield, military, war crime, jungle warfare, combat, military life, jungle, squad, character change ...
Time: 20th century, year 1967, year 1968, 1960s, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia, southeast asia
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The Lord of the Rings (1978)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Spain
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, serious, scenic, gloomy ...
Plot: good versus evil, obsessive quest, adventure, mission, wizards and magicians, heroes, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, save the world, danger, elf, wizards ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 70s
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 124K
Glory (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, epic ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, freedom, slavery, racism, battle, war, prejudice, hopes, glory, military life, african american ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, south carolina, new england
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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: boot camp, soldier, sniper, vietnam war, war, military, military life, suicide, sergeant, cruelty, infantry, basic training ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1968, year 1967
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 962K
Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: epic, breathtaking, rough, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, freedom, warrior, tragic hero, war, courage, heroes, folk hero, vengeance, idealism, leadership, love story ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 14th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england, europe, london ...
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G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: G.I. Joe, perennial icon of American boyhood, gets a 21st-century update in a new CGI-animated children's series of thrilling military adventure. In this action-packed movie, as America's daring, highly trained special mission force, the ...
Style: suspense, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, dictator, battles, warrior, commando, villain, fictional war, behind enemy lines, cobra, laser gun, cartoon violence ...
Time: future, near future
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The Last American Soldier (1988)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Italy, Philippines
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jungle action from the glorious period of Rambo ripoffs.
Style: surprise ending, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: tied to a chair, grenade launcher, forest, espionage, kicked in the face, government, explosive, decapitation, violence, warrior, field, blood ...
Time: 80s
Place: soviet union, vietnam, cambodia, thailand
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