War hero movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant war hero movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough and emotional films and TV shows about / with war hero, heroes, violence, combat, battles, war, fistfight, soldier, military and gun 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 war hero: Mirror for a Hero (1987), Gods and Generals (2003), Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003), The Patriot (2000), The Last Samurai (2003), Caesar (2002), Red Cliff (2008), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Con Air (1997), D-Day 6.6.1944 (2004).

List of war hero movies

Mirror for a Hero (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Two not quite similar men, our contemporaries, Sergey Pshenichny and Andrew Nemchinov, are walking in the street in their native mining town and found themselves in 1949. It's a common knowledge that real miracles happen without technical ...
Style: social, surreal, social realism, philosophical
Plot: time travel, communism, father son relationship, alternate reality, war hero, trapped, mining town, repeated event, time loop, deja vu, robbery, arrest ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ussr
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Horatio Hornblower: Retribution (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hornblower and the other officers of the Renown must return to Jamaica to face a court-martial and possible execution for their actions in relieving their unstable captain.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, captivating, serious ...
Plot: sea battle, rebellion, war hero, military life, military, adventure, army investigation, rivalry, war, heroes, legal, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: jamaica, west indies
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Gods and Generals (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 219 min.
Story: The film centers mostly around the personal and professional life of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a brilliant if eccentric Confederate general, from the outbreak of the American Civil War until its halfway point when Jackson is killed ...
Style: epic, serious, sincere, rough, intense ...
Plot: american civil war, confederate soldier, battles, confederate army, military, war hero, military life, social relations, couple relations, rivalry, heroes, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 19th century, 1860s
Place: west virginia, maine, virginia, usa, washington d.c.
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Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Hornblower is given a dangerous mission to deliver an emigre French nobleman to a secret rendezvous near Brest while coping with enemy agents in his own ranks.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, sea battle, british navy, espionage, war hero, military life, rebellion, heroes, adventure, military, escapades, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe, english channel
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 7.2
 255K
The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: uplifting, rough, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: revolution, vengeance, american revolution, battles, rebellion, war, human spirit, heroes, patriotism, freedom, heroic mission, soldier ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
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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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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, stylized, epic ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, battles, self discovery, pride and honor, human spirit, courage, friendship, loyalty, master warrior, army, dignity ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, san francisco, pacific ocean, tokyo
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 6.6
 3K
Caesar (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Twenty year-old Julius Caesar flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.
Style: captivating, epic, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: roman empire, julius caesar, politics, dictatorship, tragic hero, ambition, war hero, rivalry, rise and fall, head of state, emperor, treason ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, europe, rome italy
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 7.4
 44K
Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 288 min.
Story: In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military ...
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, strategy, war, martial arts, war hero, state affairs, siblings relations, heroic mission, danger, heroes, tragic hero, adventure ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
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 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
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 6.9
 277K
Con Air (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hijacking, master criminal, airplane, convict, helicopter, one man army, prison, machismo, confined, law enforcement, tough heroes, war hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, united states, san francisco ...
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 7.1
 339
D-Day 6.6.1944 (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On June 6th, 1944 the largest military invasion and defence the world has ever seen occurred. D-Day tells the epic story of the preparation and execution of the Allied invasion of Normandy. It tells the story of the defence of the Western Front by ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: world war two, war correspondent, war hero, d day, self sacrifice, invasion, interview, french resistance, soldier, execution, military training, double agent ...
Time: 1940s
Place: normandy
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Le Retour du Héros (2018)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 1809, France. Captain Neuville is called to the front, leaving his future bride heartbroken. Her sister decides to write letters on his behalf to cheer her up.
Style: romantic, stylized, feel good, humorous, entertaining
Audience: date night, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: marriage proposal, deserter, lie, scam, sister sister relationship, war hero, wedding, reading a letter aloud, woman slaps man, dancing, horse, duel ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century, 1810s
Place: france
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The Moon and the Stars (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, UK, Hungary
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 1939: Rome stands on the brink of World War II. In the midst of this political and social tension famed producer Davide Rieta is making a major film. The two lead actors, the German woman Kristina Baumgarten and the English man James Clavel ace each ...
Style: pre war, touching, contemplative, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: romance, soldier, betrayal, world war two, dancing, nazi officer, movie star, aristocrat, war hero, anti fascist, unrequited love, war ...
Time: year 1939
Place: rome italy
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The Resistance Banker (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the occupied Netherlands during World War II, banker Walraven van Hall (Barry Atsma) is asked to use his financial contacts to help the Dutch resistance. He doesn’t have to think about it for long. With his brother Gijs van Hall (Jacob Derwig), ...
Style: thought provoking, suspense, captivating, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: resistance, world war two, sibling relationship, german occupation, war hero, soldier, friends, danger, society, nazi occupation, bank robbery, theft ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: netherlands, amsterdam
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Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, military, u.s. army, soldier, infantry, war, rebellion, heroic mission, military life, anti war, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, france, europe
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Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On the glorious battlefields of the American Revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves; George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Washington is remembered as America's founding father, Arnold as America's most notorious traitor. ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: american revolution, independence, treason, political conspiracy, political unrest, assassination, military, revolution, tragic hero, war, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, philadelphia, quebec
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Last Ounce of Courage (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bob Revere is a small town Mayor and combat decorated veteran. He faces a root of bitterness from his past filled with heartbreaking loss. His grandson comes back into his life after many years to ask the most important question, “What are we ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: self discovery, young heroes, supportive spouse, patriotism, self sacrifice, grandfather grandson relationship, small town, war hero, veteran, patriot, death of husband, freedom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, duel, british navy, battles, navy, adventurer, adventure, ocean or sea, weakness, heroes, military ...
Time: 18th century
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 5.2
 794
Lionheart (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young knight sets out to join King Richards crusaders. Along the way, he encounters The Black Prince who captures children and sells them as slaves to the Muslims. It is Robert Narra's sworn duty to protect the children and lead them to ...
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, disturbing
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: violence, sword fight, adventure, daring rescue, folk hero, rescue, heroic mission, state affairs, partners, obsessive quest, battles, medieval ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, holy land
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 7.3
 441K
American Sniper (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, 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: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, iraq war, soldier, battles, navy seal, military, military life, american soldier, courage, u.s. marine, military training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 1998, year 2013 ...
Place: iraq, usa, middle east, california, texas
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 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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 8.2
 438K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: serious, emotional, tense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, fist fighting, warrior, sport, boxing, teacher, training, fight scenes, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, el paso texas, atlantic city new jersey, philadelphia ...
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 6.3
 71K
Walking Tall (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A former U.S. soldier returns to his hometown to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which prompts him to clean house.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: ex soldier, ex military, lone hero, home invasion, swat team, heroes, stripper, sheriff, violence, fighting crime, small town, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Walking Tall: The Payback (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man goes back to his hometown that is now overrun with crime and single-handedly takes justice into his own hands.
Style: realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, fighting crime, vengeance, vigilantism, crimes, gang, deadly, danger, special agents, law enforcement, heroes, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2007
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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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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Predominantly set during World War II, Steve Rogers is a sickly man from Brooklyn who's transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop the Red Skull – Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry, ...
Style: exciting, psychotronic, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, courage, heroism, adventure, disney, heroes, army, one man army, super soldier, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1942, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, alps, big ben london, italy ...
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Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Navy SEALS, headed by Lt. Bobby James, are dispatched to North Korea on a covert mission, all in an effort to take out a missile site...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, battles, heroes, nuclear missile, survival, danger, mission gone awry, military life, cliche, tough heroes, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, washington d.c., north korea
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Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Navy SEALS mount an attack on Colombian special forces to clear their names and rescue a hostage.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, battles, soldier, rescue, danger, deadly, secret agents, manhunt, military, war, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
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 5.3
 776
Only the Brave (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, world war two, soldier, military life, survival, society, daring rescue, war, danger, battle zone, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, usa, italy, hawaii
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