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Movies in the genre War

  • The Hurt Locker

    10

    I have watched this movie three times, the latest being on .

    An intense portrayal of elite soldiers who have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: disarming bombs in the heat of combat. When a new sergeant, James, takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates, Sanborn and Eldridge, by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat. James behaves as if he’s indifferent to death. As the men struggle to control their wild new leader, the city explodes into chaos, and James’ true character reveals itself in a way that will change each man forever.

  • Paths of Glory

    9

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    The futility and irony of the war in the trenches in WWI is shown as a unit commander in the French army must deal with the mutiny of his men and a glory-seeking general after part of his force falls back under fire in an impossible attack.

  • Schindler's List

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

  • Waltz with Bashir

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term service in that conflict.

    Read the review of Waltz with Bashir

  • The Reader

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Burk re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

  • The Downfall

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Traudl Junge (Lara), the final secretary for Adolf Hitler (Ganz), tells of the Nazi dictator’s final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.

  • Rescue Dawn

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A US Fighter pilot’s epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

  • Platoon

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

  • Full Metal Jacket

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow Marine recruits from their brutal basic training to the bloody street fighting set in 1968 Hue, Vietnam.

  • Apocalypse Now Redux

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    During the on-going Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Green Beret who has set himself up as a God among a local tribe.

  • Brotherhood

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A drama about the fate of brothers forced to fight in the Korean War.

  • Rogue One

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.

  • The Imitation Game

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.

  • American Sniper

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who wanted to become a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle’s struggle isn’t with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids.

  • Fury

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

  • The Great Dictator

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Twenty years after the end of WWI in which the nation of Tomainia was on the losing side, Adenoid Hynkel has risen to power as the ruthless dictator of the country. He believes in a pure Aryan state, and the decimation of the Jews. This situation is unknown to a simple Jewish-Tomainian barber who has since been hospitalized the result of a WWI battle. Upon his release, the barber, who had been suffering from memory loss about the war, is shown the new persecuted life of the Jews by many living in the Jewish ghetto, including a washerwoman named Hannah, with whom he begins a relationship. The barber is ultimately spared such persecution by Commander Schultz, who he saved in that WWI battle. The lives of all Jews in Tomainia are eventually spared with a policy shift by Hynkel himself, who is doing so for ulterior motives. But those motives include a want for world domination, starting with the invasion of neighboring Osterlich…

  • Lifeboat

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In the Atlantic during WWII, a ship and a German U-boat are involved in a battle and both are sunk. The survivors from the ship gather in one of the boats. They are from a variety of backgrounds: an international journalist, a rich businessman, the radio operator, a nurse, a steward, a sailor and an engineer with communist tendencies. Trouble starts when they pull a man out of the water who turns out to be from the U-boat.

  • Inglourious Basterds

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as “The Basterds” are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis.

  • Forrest Gump

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny, eludes him.

  • Jarhead

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Based on former Marine Anthony Swofford’s best-selling 2003 book about his pre-Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and about his experiences fighting in Kuwait.

  • The Pianist

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

  • Che: Part One

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In 1956, Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara (Benicio Del Toro) and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

  • Defiance

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Three Jewish brothers escape from Nazi-occupied Poland into the Belarussian forest, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and others in danger.

  • Three Kings

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, 4 soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.

  • Grave of the Fireflies

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister’s struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

  • Letters from Iwo Jima

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

  • The Deer Hunter

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An in-depth examination of the way that the Vietnam war affects the lives of people in a small industrial town in the USA.

  • Atonement

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister’s lover of a crime he did not commit. Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan.

  • Sophie Scholl

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose.

  • Joyeux Noël

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    On Christmas Eve during world War I, the Germans, French, and Scottish are trying to make peace, so they bury their dead and play football.

  • Hotel Rwanda

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Don Cheadle stars in the true-life story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsis refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

  • Eye in the Sky

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

  • 300

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.

  • The Water Diviner

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.

  • Lone Survivor

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.

  • The Book Thief

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.

  • Stripes

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Thanks to a run of bad luck and go-nowhere jobs, John convinces Russell to join the army so they can get in shape, likening it to a health spa. Once in boot camp, wiseguy John tangles with his by-the-book Sgt. and becomes the unofficial leader for his platoon, made up mostly of other misfits and assorted losers. After somehow making it through graduation, they are given a special assignment but, thanks to John's romantic interest in a pretty MPO, the other men wind up behind the Iron Curtain until John, Russell, their dates and Sgt. Hulka make a daring rescue attempt in explosive style.

  • Green Zone

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region.

  • Barry Lyndon

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband’s position in 18th Century aristocracy.

  • The Hunting Party

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A young journalist, a seasoned cameraman and a discredited war correspondent embark on an unauthorized mission to find the no. 1 war criminal in Bosnia; they find themselves in serious jeopardy when they are mistaken as a CIA hit squad and their target decides to come after them.

  • Lebanon

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    June, 1982 - The First Lebanon War. A lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town - a simple mission that turns into a nightmare. The four members of a tank crew find themselves in a violent situation that they cannot contain. Motivated by fear and the basic instinct of survival, they desperately try not to lose themselves in the chaos of war.

  • A Very Long Engagement

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Tells the story of a young woman’s relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.

  • Tropic Thunder

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.

  • Joint Security Area

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier…

  • Stop-Loss

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.

  • Saboteur

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Aircraft factory worker Barry Kane goes on the run across the United States when he is wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend.

  • The 9th Company

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Young Soviet Army recruits are stuck in the bloody war in Afghanistan, that was started by politicians.

  • Beyond Borders

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world’s most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in 1984. She is married to Henry Bauford son of a wealthy British industrialist, when she encounters Nick Callahan a renegade doctor, whose impassioned plea for help to support his relief efforts in war-torn Africa moves her deeply. As a result, Sarah embarks upon a journey of discovery that leads to danger, heartbreak and romance in the far corners of the world.

  • Flags of Our Fathers

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in WWII.

  • Rules of Engagement

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An attorney defends an officer on trial for ordering his troops to fire on civilians after they stormed a U.S. embassy in a third world country.

  • Allied

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

  • War Dogs

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan.

  • Private Benjamin

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A sheltered young high society woman joins the United States Army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.

  • The Monuments Men

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.

  • Lore

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents’ beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate.

  • Why We Fight

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    He may have been the ultimate icon of 1950s conformity and postwar complacency, but Dwight D. Eisenhower was an iconoclast, visionary, and the Cassandra of the New World Order. Upon departing his presidency, Eisenhower issued a stern, cogent warning about the burgeoning "military industrial complex," foretelling with ominous clarity the state of the world in 2004 with its incestuous entanglement of political, corporate, and Defense Department interests.

  • Tomorrow, When the War Began

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely high school teenagers band together to fight.

  • Dear John

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he’s home on leave.

  • Brothers

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A young man comforts his older brother’s wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan.

  • The Men Who Stare at Goats

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army’s First Earth Battalion, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.

  • Redacted

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A montage of stories about U.S. soldiers fighting in the Iraq conflict, focusing on the modern forms of media covering the war.

  • Saints and Soldiers

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Four American soldiers and one Brit fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.

  • Valkyrie

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Based on actual events, a plot to assassinate Hitler is unfurled during the height of WWII.

  • Slaughterhouse-Five

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A man tells his story of how he became unstuck in time and abducted by aliens.

  • Turtles Can Fly

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Near the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of an American invasion, refugee children like 13-year-old Kak (Ebrahim), gauge and await their fate.

  • 28 Weeks Later

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of the British Isles, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.

  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan.

  • The Wind Rises

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

  • Coriolanus

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The citizens of Rome are hungry. Coriolanus, the hero of Rome, a great soldier and a man of inflexible self-belief despises the people. His extreme views ignite a mass riot. Rome is bloody. Manipulated and out-maneuvered by politicians and even his own mother Volumnia, Coriolanus is banished from Rome. He offers his life or his services to his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius.

  • Centurion

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is decimated in a devastating guerrilla attack.

  • Seraphim Falls

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge.

  • War, Inc.

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A political satire set in Turaqistan, a country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former US Vice-President…

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