Movies About War

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Movies About War

Many films have reported on Movies About War. We wrote about 24 of the top ones.

1917 (2019)

1917
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Sam Mendes, starring Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays, Colin Firth
Rated R

1917 is a World War I epic drama film directed by Sam Mendes and written by Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns. The film follows two young British soldiers, Lance Corporals William Schofield and Tom Blake, who are given the task of delivering a message across enemy lines to call off an attack on 1,600 British soldiers. The two men set off on the seemingly impossible mission and must traverse across enemy-infested No Man’s Land in order to save their fellow soldiers. Along the way, the two men must face their worst fears, the harsh realities of war, and their own inner demons. The film is an intense and thrilling journey of courage and resilience, and ultimately a testament to the power of friendship.

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Hacksaw Ridge
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Mel Gibson, starring Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer
Rated R

Hacksaw Ridge is a 2016 biographical war film directed by Mel Gibson and starring Andrew Garfield as Desmond Doss, a U.S. army medic who refused to carry or use a weapon during World War II. It tells the true story of Doss, who, against all odds, saved the lives of 75 of his comrades at the Battle of Okinawa but was then forced to face the wrath of his fellow soldiers for his beliefs. When Doss enlist in the army and refuses to touch a gun, he is court-martialed and humiliated by his superiors. Despite all of this, he is eventually sent to the battlefront and with selfless courage, he is able to save the lives of many of his fellow soldiers while never firing a shot. In the wake of the battle, Doss is awarded the Medal of Honor.

All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)

All Quiet on the Western Front
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Edward Berger, starring Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Aaron Hilmer, Moritz Klaus
Rated R

All Quiet on the Western Front is a 2022 historical drama directed by Edward Berger. The film follows a group of German World War I soldiers as they grapple with the horror of combat and the toll it takes on their minds, bodies, and souls. Through the eyes of lead character Paul, the audience is taken on a journey of the physical and psychological devastation of war. Ultimately, the film shows the devastating and dehumanizing effects of war, and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of tragedy.

Land of Mine (2015)

Land of Mine
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Martin Zandvliet, starring Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard
Rated R

"Land of Mine" is a 2015 Danish-German war drama film directed by Martin Zandvliet. The film follows a group of German POWs who, in the aftermath of World War II, are forced to clear a beach of thousands of landmines buried beneath the sand by the retreating German army. Initially, the POWs are seen as enemies, but as they battle to clear the beach, their courage, camaraderie, and humanity shine through. It is a story of redemption and forgiveness, and of those whose bravery and sacrifice have been overlooked by history.

Fury (2014)

Fury
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From David Ayer, starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña
Rated R

Fury is a 2014 American war film set during the final months of World War II. Directed by David Ayer and starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, and Jon Bernthal, the film tells the story of a five-man crew of an American M4 Sherman tank named "Fury" and their battle against a German Tiger I tank. After a relentless German attack, the crew, led by Don "Wardaddy" Collier (Pitt), is left depleted and only four remain. Despite the odds, the men fight back against their enemy in a desperate attempt to protect themselves and a young recruit, Norman Ellison (Lerman). With courage, skill, and faith, the crew embarks on an impossible mission to complete their final mission.

American Sniper (2014)

American Sniper
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Clint Eastwood, starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Cole Konis
Rated R

'71 (2014)

'71
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Yann Demange, starring Jack O'Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris, Paul Popplewell
Rated R

Anthropoid (2016)

Anthropoid
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Sean Ellis, starring Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Brian Caspe, Karel Hermánek Jr.
Rated R

No Greater Love (2015)

No Greater Love
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Justin Roberts, starring Gene Delgado, Jameson Lindskog
Rated TV-14

The Water Diviner (2014)

The Water Diviner
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Russell Crowe, starring Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney, Isabel Lucas
Rated R

The Outpost (2019)

The Outpost
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Rod Lurie, starring Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones, Orlando Bloom, Jack Kesy
Rated R

Hyena Road (2015)

Hyena Road
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Paul Gross, starring Rossif Sutherland, Allan Hawco, David Richmond-Peck, Karl Campbell
Rated R

12 Strong (2018)

12 Strong
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Nicolai Fuglsig, starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban
Rated R

Fort Bliss (2014)

Fort Bliss
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Claudia Myers, starring Michelle Monaghan, Pablo Schreiber, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Ron Livingston
Rated TV-14

Sand Castle (2017)

Sand Castle
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Fernando Coimbra, starring Nicholas Hoult, Logan Marshall-Green, Henry Cavill, Glen Powell
Rated TV-MA

Special Forces (2011)

Special Forces
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Stéphane Rybojad, starring Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou, Benoît Magimel, Denis Ménochet
Rated R

15 Minutes of War (2019)

15 Minutes of War
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Fred Grivois, starring Alban Lenoir, Olga Kurylenko, Sébastien Lalanne, David Murgia
Rated TV-14

Battle for Incheon: Operation Chromite (2016)

Battle for Incheon: Operation Chromite
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From John H. Lee, starring Liam Neeson, Lee Jung-jae, Beom-su Lee, Se-Yeon Jin
Rated Not Rated

The Kill Team (2019)

The Kill Team
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Dan Krauss, starring Nat Wolff, Alexander Skarsgård, Adam Long, Jonathan Whitesell
Rated R

Gamer (2009)

Gamer
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor, starring Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Ludacris, Amber Valletta
Rated R

The Yellow Birds (2017)

The Yellow Birds
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Alexandre Moors, starring Alden Ehrenreich, Daniel Jose Molina, Mikey Collins, Tye Sheridan
Rated R

Bloodshot (2020)

Bloodshot
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Dave Wilson, starring Vin Diesel, Eiza González, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell
Rated PG-13

Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014)

Boys of Abu Ghraib
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Luke Moran, starring Luke Moran, Sean Astin, Sara Paxton, Omid Abtahi
Rated R

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
★★★★
★★★★
2.1 out of 4 stars

From Mario Van Peebles, starring Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, Matt Lanter
Rated R

 



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