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, captivating and rough films and TV shows about / with war hero, heroes, violence, combat, battles, soldier, war, military, gun and war violence 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), Julius Caesar (2002), Red Cliff (2008), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Windtalkers (2002), Con Air (1997).

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, philosophical
Plot: time travel, repeated event, communism, trapped, father son relationship, alternate reality, time loop, war hero, mining town, deja vu, adultery, robbery ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, year 1949
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, captivating, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: sea battle, sailboat, rebellion, war hero, military, adventure, military life, rivalry, army investigation, war, napoleonic wars, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
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, epic battle, war hero, military life, battlefield, social relations, rivalry, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 1860s, 19th century
Place: virginia, west virginia, maine, 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: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, sea battle, british navy, espionage, war hero, rebellion, military life, escapades, adventure, heroes, military, battles ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, english channel
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 7.2
 270K
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: battles, war, revolution, american revolution, vengeance, rebellion, human spirit, freedom, heroic mission, patriotism, soldier, lone hero ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, southern usa, usa, england, scotland
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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, napoleonic wars, navy, battles, adventure, heroic mission, leadership, naval battle, escapades, sailboat, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: brazil, europe, 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: captivating, exciting, serious, epic, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, battles, self discovery, human spirit, pride and honor, courage, katana, honor, loyalty, emperor, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, san francisco, pacific ocean, tokyo
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Julius 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, serious, stylized, epic, realistic
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, julius caesar, dictatorship, politics, tragic hero, ambition, war hero, battlefield, treason, emperor, rivalry ...
Time: 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, europe, rome italy
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 7.3
 46K
Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 148 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, serious, exciting, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, strategy, war, martial arts, historical event, war hero, state affairs, siblings relations, heroes, adventure, tragic hero, heroic mission ...
Place: china, ancient china, asia, hong kong
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 8.1
 501K
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: inspirational, touching, sentimental, tense, brutal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, u.s. army, conscientious objector, u.s. military, american soldier, bible, physician, religion, world war two, soldier, us military, pacifism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: okinawa, japan, usa, okinawa japan
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 6.1
 69K
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, serious, sincere, rough, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, war, marines, code, military life, artillery, heroes, military, mexican standoff, behind enemy lines, commando, survival ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, year 1943, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, arizona
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 6.9
 294K
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, airplane, master criminal, convict, one man army, prison, machismo, helicopter, law enforcement, confined, tough heroes, war hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, north america, nevada, san francisco ...
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 7.1
 357
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: realistic, tense, serious, exciting
Plot: world war two, invasion, d day, french resistance, self sacrifice, war hero, war correspondent, soldier, execution, military training, hospital, city in ruins ...
Time: 1940s
Place: normandy
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Return of the Hero (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, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: marriage proposal, deserter, scam, lie, war hero, sister sister relationship, wedding, horse, duel, dancing, sex scene, escapades ...
Time: 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: touching, sexy, captivating, psychological, light ...
Plot: romance, soldier, anti fascist, aristocrat, dancing, unrequited love, nazi officer, betrayal, war hero, movie star, world war two, war ...
Time: year 1939
Place: rome italy
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 8.1
 3K
Jumong (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Jumong  examines the life of Jumong Taewang, founder of the kingdom of Goguryeo. Few details have been found in the historical record about Jumong, so much of the series is fictionalized. The fantastic elements surrounding the original Jumong ...
Style: family saga, serious, captivating, suspense, epic
Plot: ancient korea, archer, royal palace, rescue mission, love triangle, family secret, redemption, betrayal, emperor, love, treason, marriage ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: korea
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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, touching, captivating, disturbing
Plot: resistance, world war two, german occupation, sibling relationship, soldier, war hero, friends, society, bank robbery, nazi occupation, escape, brother brother relationship ...
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, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, military, soldier, infantry, war, rebellion, heroic mission, military life, fighting the system, leadership, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 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, thought provoking, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: american revolution, revolution, independence, treason, military, assassination, political unrest, political conspiracy, war, state affairs, tragic hero, rebellion ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, quebec, philadelphia
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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, self sacrifice, patriotism, small town, death of son, courage, freedom, teenager, funeral, tradition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Where Eagles Dare (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: World War II is raging, and an American general has been captured and is being held hostage in the Schloss Adler, a Bavarian castle that's nearly impossible to breach. It's up to a group of skilled Allied soldiers to liberate the general ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mountain, world war two, military, espionage, undercover, heroes, behind enemy lines, double agent, secret mission, two man army, war hero, parachute ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, austria, bavaria, alps, europe
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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: napoleonic wars, ship, british navy, duel, battles, adventurer, navy, military, adventure, bully, heroes, weakness ...
Time: 18th century
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 7.3
 474K
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, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, iraq war, soldier, navy seal, battles, military, american soldier, military life, courage, military training, u.s. marine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, year 1998, september 11 2001 ...
Place: iraq, middle east, usa, california, texas
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 75K
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: ex military, one against many, home invasion, lone hero, small town, ex soldier, heroes, fighting crime, one man army, justice, vigilantism, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
TV show
Story: This series takes place during the three-year time period between the prequel films Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. The show depicted the actions of various characters in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, including Anakin Skywalker, ...
Style: saga, exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space wars, star wars, warrior, clones, good versus evil, space opera, jedi, teaching the ways of the world, villain, army, heroes, cyborgs ...
Time: future
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 6.6
 6K
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, tragic hero, rebellion, slavery, slave, ancient rome, adventure, human spirit, leadership, gladiator, ancient history, heroes ...
Time: ancient times, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome 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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, battles, heroes, survival, mission gone awry, military life, nuclear missile, tough heroes, cliche, daring rescue, timebomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, washington d.c., north korea
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Behind Enemy Lines III: 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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, battles, soldier, hostage, military life, frame up, heroic mission, secret agents, manhunt, military, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, colombia
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Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: 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, heroic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, sniper, battles, military life, combat, paratrooper, behind enemy lines, american soldier, nazi germany ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, austria, paris france ...
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 5.2
 859
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, suspenseful, captivating, tense, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, soldier, military life, survival, society, heroic mission, battle zone, war, daring rescue, infantrymen, rescue mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, usa, hawaii
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