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, captivating and psychological films and TV shows about / with war veteran, murder, veteran, soldier, violence, brutality, father daughter relationship, culture clash, death and post traumatic stress disorder plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as war veteran: VFW (2019), Fort Bliss (2014), Last Orders (2001), 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

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 ...
Plot: vietnam veteran, war veteran, gang, showdown, drug dealer, criminal, veteran, drugs, punk, junkie, drug addiction, siege ...
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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, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: military base, war veteran, female soldier, military life, haunted by the past, family relations, single parent, military, parents and children, mother son reunion, ex husband ex wife relationship, mother child separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico, afghanistan
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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, war veteran, partners, parents and children, self discovery, friends, friendship between men, male friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
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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, vietnam war veteran, conflict, small town, merry go round, vietnam veteran, americana
Time: 70s
Place: kansas
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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 ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship between men, vietnam veteran, war veteran, gold, minefield, interracial romance, father son relationship, widower, post traumatic stress disorder, gunfight, multiple time frames ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam
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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, hitler, secret mission, elderly man, spy, love interest, hunting, mythical creature, bigfoot, adolf hitler, mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
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Occupation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.
Style: thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, touching, sincere ...
Plot: iraq war, military life, military, life is a bitch, society, soldier, danger, selflessness, war veteran, culture clash, war, gulf war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: middle east, iraq, manchester, manchester england, dubai
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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, realistic, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, partners against crime, riddles and clues, talented, teamwork, crime, team, peril, hotshot, weirdo, escapades, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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Little Lips (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 86 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, erotic, atmospheric, serious, melancholic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: lolita, underage girl, puberty, sex with a minor, girl man relationship, older man young girl relationship, forbidden love, war veteran, depression, desire, seduction, sexual attraction ...
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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, emotional, sincere, psychological, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: village life, mistaken identity, romance, courtroom drama, haunted by the past, village, suspicion of murder, war veteran, switching roles, presumed dead, homecoming, amnesia ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
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: 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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We Die Young (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, USA
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, bleak, rough, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: life is a bitch, gang, drug dealing, juvenile delinquent, war veteran, organized crime, criminal gang, brother brother relationship, friendship, transformation, redemption, youth ...
Place: washington d.c., afghanistan
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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: psychotronic, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: slasher, psychopath, war veteran, murder, serial killer, forest, brutality, mystery killer, violence, trapped, survival horror, 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, friendship, soldier, mercy killing, post traumatic stress disorder, crime, crimes, civil rights ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, new york, bronx new york city, asia, usa ...
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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: thought provoking, bleak, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, iraq war, american football, soldier, thanksgiving, war veteran, patriotism, hostile takeover, flashback, military, heroism, mission ...
Time: 2000s, year 2004, 21st century, year 1937
Place: texas, dallas texas, iraq, usa, vietnam ...
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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: gay cinema, homoerotic, sexy, psychological, captivating
Plot: lgbt, war veteran, post traumatic stress disorder, drug dealer, hitman, jealousy, ex soldier, closeted homosexual, gay relationship, hiking, gay kiss, tattoo ...
Place: california
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Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, 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: ex military, loner, sniper, investigation, murder, lone wolves, crimes, drifter, frame up, dishonesty, conspiracy, heroes ...
Time: quarry, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, ohio
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The Last Man (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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, suspense, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: apocalypse, post traumatic stress disorder, storm, cult, suicidal thoughts, gang, end of the world, contemplating suicide, messiah, male protagonist, war veteran, 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: provence, female protagonist, post world war two, marriage of convenience, love, husband wife relationship, war veteran, loveless marriage, lipstick, marriage, female nudity, pregnancy ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: south of france, alps, france
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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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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, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, human nature, homecoming, haunted by the past, friendship, moral dilemma, society, buddies, uninvited guest, small town, murder, war veteran ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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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: woman in danger, manhunt, survival, confined, friends, self defense, chase, island, communication problem, danger, chases and races, 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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak, scary
Plot: ghost, murder, deadly, supernatural ability, supernatural, family in danger, uncover truth, supernatural romance, afterlife, mental illness, haunted by the past, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
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Warrior (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
TV show
Story: A war veteran plagued by guilt over his final mission teams up with his best friend's widow to infiltrate a dangerous Copenhagen biker gang.
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, war veteran, danger, investigation, crimes, biker gang, police investigation, evidence, life philosophy, graphic violence, brutality, murder ...
Time: contemporary
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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: tense, realistic, serious, intense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, kidnapping, gangsters, mafia, neo noir, crime, crimes, friendship, culture clash, rescue, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan, california
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Degrassi Goes Hollywood (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The gang travels to Los Angeles, California as they attempt to live out their dreams.
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, follow your dream, teenage love, music, rivalry, hopes, ambition, war veteran, road trip, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, afghanistan
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The Lodgers (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 1920, rural Ireland. Anglo-Irish twins Rachel and Edward share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Each night, the property becomes the domain of a sinister presence (The Lodgers) which enforces three rules upon the twins: they ...
Style: gothic, bleak, suspense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: gothic horror, supernatural, twins, haunted house, brother sister incest, witchcraft, falling in love, ghost, curse, fall in love, supernatural power, creature ...
Time: 1920s
Place: ireland
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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: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, military, life is a bitch, heroic mission, haunted by the past, survival, obsessive quest, dealing with death, danger, japanese army, truth, soldier ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia
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Screwed (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is a semi-biographical story based on the experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson who spent seven years working in some of the UK's most dangerous prisons. Based on Thompson's book of the same name, the project stars ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, violence spree, prison, fish out of water, life is a bitch, downfall, haunted by the past, corrupt officer, law enforcement, deadly, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
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2Survive (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A desert survival reality show goes horribly wrong.
Style: suspense, contemplative, exciting, unusual plot structure, captivating
Plot: chase, death, gay stereotype, war veteran, greed, murder, survival, native american, bonding, misogynist, secret, gay ...
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