War Movies
Mulan

Mulan

Mulan
IMDb: 2.6
115 min

When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Chinese Army to defend the country from Huns, Hua Mulan, the eldest…

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Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, War
In the Life of Music

In the Life of Music

In the Life of Music
IMDb: 7.2
92 min

An intergenerational tale that explores love, war, and a family’s relationship to ‘Champa Battambang,’ made famous by Sinn Sisamouth, “The King of Cambodian Music”. Exploring three different decades, it depicts…

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Greyhound

Greyhound

Greyhound
IMDb: 7.5
91 min

A first-time captain leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the “Black Pit” to the front lines of WW2. With no air…

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Behind the Line: Escape to Dunkirk

Behind the Line: Escape to Dunkirk

Behind the Line: Escape to Dunkirk
IMDb: 3.4
87 min

Occupied France, 1940. A Nazi Commander discovers one of his prisoners, Danny is a champion boxer. He forces him to fight for his company’s entertainment. But the POWs realise they…

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Genre: War
The Messenger

The Messenger

The Messenger
IMDb: 5.7
114 min

Film about the lead up to the Polish uprising against German occupation at the end of the Second World War.

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Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
1917

1917

1917
IMDb: 8.4
119 min

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers.

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Genre: Drama, War
The Outpost

The Outpost

The Outpost
IMDb: 6.6
123 min

A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force…

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Gallipoli

Gallipoli

Gallipoli
IMDb: 7.4
110 min

As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank—both agile runners—become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves…

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Lion of the Desert

Lion of the Desert

Lion of the Desert
IMDb: 8.4
173 min

This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya in WWII. It gives western viewers a glimpse into this…

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Stripes

Stripes

Stripes
IMDb: 6.9
106 min

John Winger, an indolent sad sack in his 30s, impulsively joins the U.S. Army after losing his job, his girlfriend and his apartment.

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Genre: Comedy, War
Escape to Victory

Escape to Victory

Escape to Victory
IMDb: 6.7
116 min

A group of POWs in a German prison camp during World War II play the German National Soccer Team in this powerful film depicting the role of prisoners during wartime.

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Genre: Drama, Sport, War
Top Gunner

Top Gunner

Top Gunner
IMDb: 2.4
84 min

Recent graduates of a secluded U.S. Air Force base must protect a gene-editing bioweapon from the Russian military—who are desperate to seize the deadly viral agent at any cost.

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Genre: Action, War
The Year of Living Dangerously

The Year of Living Dangerously

The Year of Living Dangerously
IMDb: 7.1
115 min

Australian journalist Guy Hamilton travels to Indonesia to cover civil strife in 1965. There—on the eve of an attempted coup—he befriends a Chinese Australian photographer with a deep connection to…

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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Some Kind of Hero

Some Kind of Hero

Some Kind of Hero
IMDb: 5.8
97 min

A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his…

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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Attack Force Z

Attack Force Z

Attack Force Z
IMDb: 5.6
84 min

Tim Burstall directs then-up-and-comers Mel Gibson and Sam Neill in this action-packed Cannes Film Festival selection about the grim realities of World War II, a gritty drama based on actual…

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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Under Fire

Under Fire

Under Fire
IMDb: 7.0
128 min

Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.

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Genre: Drama, War
Uncommon Valor

Uncommon Valor

Uncommon Valor
IMDb: 6.4
105 min

A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese…

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The Scarlet and the Black

The Scarlet and the Black

The Scarlet and the Black
IMDb: 7.6
143 min

Fr. Hugh O’Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
IMDb: 7.3
123 min

Island of Java, 1942, during World War II. British Major Jack Celliers arrives at a Japanese prison camp, run by the strict Captain Yonoi. Colonel John Lawrence, who has a…

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Genre: Drama, War
Last Plane Out

Last Plane Out

Last Plane Out
IMDb: 4.6
92 min

An American journalist covering the civil war in Nicaragua falls in love with a beautiful Sandinista rebel.

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Genre: Action, Thriller, War
High Road to China

High Road to China

High Road to China
IMDb: 6.1
105 min

A biplane pilot is saddled with a spoiled industrialist’s daughter on a search for her missing father through Asia that eventually involves them in a struggle against a Chinese warlord.

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The Eastern Front

The Eastern Front

The Eastern Front
IMDb: 3.4
110 min

A dwindling group of German soldiers battle to return to their lines on the harsh Eastern Front.

Genre: War
Threads

Threads

Threads
IMDb: 8.0
112 min

Documentary style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England; and the eventual long run effects of nuclear war on civilization.

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The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields
IMDb: 7.8
141 min

The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led…

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Missing in Action

Missing in Action

Missing in Action
IMDb: 5.5
101 min

American servicemen are still being held captive in Vietnam and it’s up to one man to bring them home in this blistering, fast-paced action/adventure starring martial arts superstar Chuck Norris.Following…

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Birdy

Birdy

Birdy
IMDb: 7.3
120 min

Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds – but now believes he really is a bird, and has…

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Genre: Drama, War
A Soldier’s Story

A Soldier’s Story

A Soldier’s Story
IMDb: 7.2
101 min

In a rural town in Louisiana, a black Master Sergeant is found shot to death just outside the local Army Base. A military lawyer, also a black man, is sent…

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Flyboys

Flyboys

Flyboys
IMDb: 6.5
140 min

The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country’s first fighter pilots.

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The Point of No Return

The Point of No Return

The Point of No Return
IMDb: 5.6
102 min

A dwindling group of German soldiers battle to return to their lines on the harsh Eastern Front.

Genre: War
The Mark of Cain

The Mark of Cain

The Mark of Cain
IMDb: 6.4
87 min

After a bomb kills their company commander in Iraq, British soldiers Treacle and Shane are ordered to round up suspects and use torture on the detainees. Back home, the press…

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Genre: Drama, War
Spring 1941

Spring 1941

Spring 1941
IMDb: 5.9
120 min

After Germany invades Poland and the Nazis order the confinement of all local Jews in the ghetto, medical doctor Artur Planck (Joseph Fiennes) manages to flee with his family, seeking…

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Genre: Drama, War
Sharpe’s Challenge

Sharpe’s Challenge

Sharpe’s Challenge
IMDb: 7.5
138 min

Sean Bean is back as the swashbuckling hero in Sharpe’s Challenge, an action packed mini-series to be shot on location in Rajasthan, India. Two years after the Duke of Wellington…

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Seraphim Falls

Seraphim Falls

Seraphim Falls
IMDb: 6.7
115 min

The Civil War has ended, but Colonel Morsman Carver is on one final mission – to kill Gideon, no matter what it takes. Launched by a gunshot and propelled by…

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Redacted

Redacted

Redacted
IMDb: 6.1
90 min

A fictional documentary discusses the effects the Iraq war has had on soldiers and local people through interviews with members of an American military unit, the media, and local Iraqis.

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Genre: Crime, Thriller, War
Persepolis

Persepolis

Persepolis
IMDb: 8.0
96 min

In 1970s Iran, Marjane ‘Marji’ Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah’s defeat in the Iranian…

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Katyn

Katyn

Katyn
IMDb: 7.0
121 min

On September 1st, 1939, Nazi Germany invades Poland, unleashing World War II. On September 17th, the Soviet Red Army crosses the border. The Polish army, unable to fight on two…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
IMDb: 3.8
127 min

A man named Farmer sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son — two acts committed by the Krugs, a race of animal-warriors who…

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Hannibal Rising

Hannibal Rising

Hannibal Rising
IMDb: 6.2
121 min

The story of the early, murderous roots of the cannibalistic killer, Hannibal Lecter – from his hard-scrabble Lithuanian childhood, where he witnesses the repulsive lengths to which hungry soldiers will…

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A Mighty Heart

A Mighty Heart

A Mighty Heart
IMDb: 6.6
108 min

Based on Mariane Pearl’s account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl’s life and death.

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Tunnel Rats

Tunnel Rats

Tunnel Rats
IMDb: 4.7
96 min

During the Vietnam War [1959-1975] a special US combat unit is sent out to hunt and kill the Viet Cong soldiers in a man-to-man combat in the endless tunnels underneath…

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Genre: Action, Drama, War