War veteran movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant war veteran movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, tense and captivating films and TV shows about / with war veteran, soldier, murder, violence, death, veteran, brutality, chase, military and gun plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as war veteran: VFW (2019), Major Payne (1995), Fort Bliss (2014), Americana (1981), Da 5 Bloods (2020), Occupation (2009), The Finder (2012), Little Lips (1978), Sommersby (1993), The Last Samurai (2003).

List of war veteran movies

 6.1
 8K
VFW (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A typical night for veterans at a VFW turns into an all-out battle for survival when a desperate teen runs into the bar with a bag of stolen drugs. When a gang of violent punks come looking for her, the vets use every weapon at their disposal to ...
Style: splatter
Plot: vietnam veteran, war veteran, gang, drug dealer, punk, junkie, criminal, drug addiction, drugs, veteran, siege, showdown ...
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 6.2
 35K
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, feel good, parody ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: soldier, military life, military, sarcasm, school, contests and competitions, war veteran, military service, male protagonist, mischievous children, instructor, disorder ...
Time: 90s
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 6.4
 3K
Fort Bliss (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Turkey, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After returning home from an extended tour in Afghanistan, a decorated U.S. Army medic and single mother struggles to rebuild her relationship with her young son.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: female soldier, military base, war veteran, military life, haunted by the past, family relations, parents and children, single parent, military, mother son reunion, ex husband ex wife relationship, mother child separation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa, afghanistan
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 6.4
 287
Americana (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small town in rural Kansas, a troubled veteran attempts to restore an old merry-go-round ride.
Plot: loner, war veteran, countryside, conflict, small town, vietnam veteran, americana, merry go round
Time: 70s
Place: kansas
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 6.5
 50K
Da 5 Bloods (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Four African-American Vietnam veterans return to Vietnam. They are in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader and the promise of buried treasure. These heroes battle forces of humanity and nature while confronted by the lasting ravages of ...
Style: suspense
Plot: vietnam war, interracial romance, vietnam veteran, gold, minefield, friendship between men, war veteran, father son relationship, widower, post traumatic stress disorder, gunfight, anger ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1972, year 2016, year 1960 ...
Place: vietnam, laos, washington d.c., chicago illinois, cambodia ...
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The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A legendary American war veteran is recruited to hunt a mythical creature.
Style: semi serious, captivating, exciting, tense
Plot: world war two, war veteran, secret mission, spy, elderly man, love interest, hunting, world war two veteran, mission, mythical creature, hitler, bigfoot ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
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 7.7
 701
Occupation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.
Style: serious, thought provoking, touching, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: iraq war, military life, military, society, soldier, life is a bitch, selflessness, war veteran, culture clash, gulf war, war, sergeant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: middle east, iraq, manchester, dubai
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 7.7
 16K
The Finder (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Walter Sherman, an Iraq War veteran, has the extraordinary ability to help people find the unfindable.
Style: witty, exciting, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: partners against crime, investigation, riddles and clues, talented, hotshot, teamwork, partners, peril, team, escapades, crimes, weirdo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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 5.4
 676
Little Lips (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A writer returns home to his estate after service in World War I. He has developed a very bad case of depression due to a war wound concerning his genitalia. He contemplates suicide, but recovers after becoming interested in his caretaker's 12 ...
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, erotic, serious, melancholic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: lolita, underage girl, puberty, sex with a minor, forbidden love, girl man relationship, older man young girl relationship, age difference, war veteran, depression, suicide, sexuality ...
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 6.2
 22K
Sommersby (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in the south of the United States just after the Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband Jack, believed killed in the Civil War. By all accounts, Jack Sommersby was not a pleasant man, thus when he ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, psychological, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: village life, mistaken identity, romance, courtroom drama, haunted by the past, village, war veteran, switching roles, suspicion of murder, homecoming, presumed dead, death sentence ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: tennessee, usa, southern usa, new jersey, 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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 5.2
 4K
We Die Young (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lucas, a 14-year-old boy inducted into the gang life in Washington D.C., is determined that his 10-year-old brother won't follow the same path. When an Afghanistan war veteran comes into the neighborhood, an opportunity arises.
Style: thought provoking, rough, suspenseful, bleak, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: life is a bitch, drug dealing, gang, juvenile delinquent, war veteran, brother brother relationship, organized crime, criminal gang, friendship, youth, crimes, transformation ...
Place: washington d.c., afghanistan
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 6.9
 6K
Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, talky, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, death, memory, family relations, partners, parents and children, self discovery, friends, friendship between men, old love, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
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 5.9
 12K
Magnum P.I. (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator in Hawaii taking jobs no one else will with the help of fellow vets T.C. Calvin and Rick Wright, ...
Style: exciting, intense, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: private investigator, war veteran, vengeance, fighting crime, partners against crime, teamwork, sleuth, confronting the past, forensics, crime investigation, partners, investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: hawaii
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 4.4
 101
The Sadist (2015)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A combat veteran, with serious psychological damage, stalks campers and hunters in the woods.
Style: slasher, psychotronic, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, war veteran, murder, serial killer, forest, violence, mystery killer, brutality, captivity, sadism, survival, isolation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa
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Dead Presidents (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Depicts a heist of old bills, retired from circulation and destined by the government to be "money to burn". However, more broadly, it addresses the issues of Black Americans' involvement in the Vietnam War and their subsequent ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, vietnam war, militant, urban ghetto life, redemption, soldier, friendship, mercy killing, crimes, post traumatic stress disorder, civil rights, society ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, new york, bronx new york city, usa, asia ...
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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.
Style: bleak, tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, surprise ending
Plot: american football, post traumatic stress disorder, iraq war, soldier, cheerleader, thanksgiving, war veteran, hostile takeover, patriotism, gay soldier, heroism, military ...
Time: 21st century, year 2004, 2000s, year 1937
Place: usa, iraq, washington d.c., los angeles, china ...
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 4.9
 609
Triple Crossed (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: With a tour in Afghanistan behind him, war-torn Chris Jensen struggles to assimilate back to life in California. Drifting and living out of his car, he soon discovers that few are willing to deal with the remnants of a damaged career military man. ...
Style: homoerotic, psychological, captivating, sexy, gay cinema
Plot: drug dealer, post traumatic stress disorder, lgbt, war veteran, gay relationship, ex soldier, jealousy, hitman, closeted homosexual, hiking, gay soldier, man in underwear ...
Place: california
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 7.0
 333K
Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: investigation, ex military, loner, sniper, lone wolves, murder, tough guy, crimes, dishonesty, drifter, frame up, female partner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, ohio, baghdad iraq
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 3.7
 1K
The Last Man (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, Argentina, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tov Matheson is a war veteran with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) who perceives that the end of the world is coming. After establishing a relationship with a dubious Messiah, he leaves his normal life and begins the construction of a shelter ...
Style: psychotronic, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: apocalypse, cult, storm, post traumatic stress disorder, gang, end of the world, suicidal thoughts, messiah, war veteran, male protagonist, prison escape, father daughter relationship ...
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From the Land of the Moon (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Canada, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An adaptation of Milena Agus' eponymous novel set after WWII, "Mal de Pierres" ("Mal di Pietre") spans 20 years, following the destiny of a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another ...
Style: twists and turns, psychological, sexy, suspense, tense
Plot: female protagonist, love, husband wife relationship, war veteran, loveless marriage, unrequited love, female nudity, baby, marriage, soldier, doctor, delusional woman ...
Time: post world war two, 50s
Place: provence, south of france, france, alps
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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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 6.4
 286
Oliver Sherman (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Feeling lost and disconnected, with no family of his own, veteran Sherman Oliver sets out to the countryside in search of the soldier who saved him back in the war. That man, Franklin Page, has long since moved on - to a wife, two children, and a ...
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, homecoming, human nature, society, friendship, moral dilemma, uninvited guest, buddies, small town, war veteran, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 4.8
 9K
Black Rock (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls’ weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.
Style: scary, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: strong violent content, woman in danger, manhunt, survival, friends, human prey, confined, self defense, chase, island, communication problem, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A soldier returns home from the Iraq war only to be haunted by visions of the dead.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, scary
Plot: ghost, afterlife, murder, uncover truth, supernatural ability, supernatural, family in danger, mental illness, supernatural romance, life is a bitch, family problems, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
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 5.2
 4K
The Beast (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: To rescue his daughter, an unstable Special Forces veteran unleashes his inner beast as he pursues her kidnappers — and soon becomes a suspect himself.
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, suspense
Plot: ex soldier, father daughter relationship, kidnapper, war veteran, kidnapped child, child abduction, criminal, kidnapping, post traumatic stress disorder, kidnapped, fighting crime, family relations ...
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 7.2
 9K
The Yakuza (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...
Style: neo noir, tense, realistic, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, kidnapping, gangsters, crimes, friendship, culture clash, rescue, mafia, haunted by the past, rivalry, male female relationship, war veteran ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, post world war two, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan, california
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Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A war widow determined to clear the name of her disgraced husband, who was court-martialed for desertion and executed. Official records have been destroyed, and the ministry that distributes benefits continues to deny her a pension. Twenty-six years ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, military, life is a bitch, survival, obsessive quest, dealing with death, heroic mission, haunted by the past, truth, japanese army, soldier, war crime ...
Time: 70s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia
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 3.6
 2K
Suddenly (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four assassins led by Baron, pose as Secret Service agents to commandeer the house of war-widow ELLEN. Her home is a prime sniper position for their plan to assassinate the President on his visit to the small town of Suddenly. The men fool the local ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination of president, assassination attempt, small town, home invasion, crimes, save the day, woman in danger, haunted by the past, sniper, secret service, race against time, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Russian Triangle (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Georgia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A big Russian city- not necessarily Moscow, but the kind that is bustling with all types of life including criminal so the police are not without business. A young agent by the name of Nikolay, whose ancestors on his mother's side are Georgian, ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing
Plot: war veteran, murder, investigation, hitman, revenge, murderer, murder mystery, brutality, mystery, murder investigation, blindness, brother brother relationship ...
Place: chechnya
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