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Saving Private Ryan (Movie, 1998)

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Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

IMDb: 8.6 (993,821 votes)
Metascore: 90

Genre: Action, Drama, War

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Life Is Beautiful (Movie, 1997)

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When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

IMDb: 8.6 (482,996 votes)
Metascore: 59

Genre: Comedy, Drama, War

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Directed by: Roberto Benigni

Paths of Glory (Movie, 1957)

Based on the 1935 novel of the same name, it tells the story of an ill-fated assault on German forces by French soldiers, and the grippling consequences those soldiers face when they refuse to follow through with it.

IMDb: 8.4 (136,824 votes)

Genre: Drama, War

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Inglourious Basterds (Movie, 2009)

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In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

IMDb: 8.3 (1,003,991 votes)
Metascore: 69

Genre: Adventure, Drama, War

Starring: Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth

Full Metal Jacket (Movie, 1987)

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

IMDb: 8.3 (545,169 votes)
Metascore: 76

Genre: Drama, War

Starring: Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Pan's Labyrinth (Movie, 2006)

Netflix

In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

IMDb: 8.2 (517,047 votes)
Metascore: 98

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Doug Jones

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Ran (Movie, 1985)

An elderly lord abdicates to his three sons, and the two corrupt ones turn against him.

IMDb: 8.2 (86,420 votes)
Metascore: 96

Genre: Action, Drama, War

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Platoon (Movie, 1986)

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

IMDb: 8.1 (320,607 votes)
Metascore: 92

Genre: Drama, War

Starring: Tom Berenger, Keith David, Willem Dafoe, Forest Whitaker

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Hotel Rwanda (Movie, 2004)

The true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

IMDb: 8.1 (290,172 votes)
Metascore: 79

Genre: Drama, History, War

Starring: Xolani Mali, Don Cheadle, Desmond Dube, Hakeem Kae-Kazim

Directed by: Terry George

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Movie, 2008)

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Set during WWII, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected conseq

IMDb: 7.8 (151,845 votes)
Metascore: 55

Genre: Drama, War

Starring: Asa Butterfield, Zac Mattoon O'Brien, Domonkos Németh, Henry Kingsmill

Directed by: Mark Herman

Black Book (Movie, 2006)

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Black Book

In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.

IMDb: 7.8 (64,665 votes)
Metascore: 71

Genre: Drama, Thriller, War

Starring: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

Beasts of No Nation (Movie, 2015)

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Beasts of No Nation

A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country.

IMDb: 7.8 (54,415 votes)
Metascore: 79

Genre: Drama, War

Starring: Abraham Attah, Emmanuel Affadzi, Ricky Adelayitor, Andrew Adote

Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga

Fury (Movie, 2014)

Netflix

Fury

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened Army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldi

IMDb: 7.6 (346,154 votes)
Metascore: 64

Genre: Action, Drama, War

Starring: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña

Directed by: David Ayer

Enemy at the Gates (Movie, 2001)

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Enemy at the Gates

A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad.

IMDb: 7.6 (207,912 votes)
Metascore: 53

Genre: Drama, History, War

Starring: Jude Law, Ed Harris, Rachel Weisz, Joseph Fiennes

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Legends Of The Fall (Movie, 1994)

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Legends Of The Fall

Epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.

IMDb: 7.5 (122,826 votes)
Metascore: 45

Genre: Drama, Romance, War

Starring: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond

Directed by: Edward Zwick

The English Patient (Movie, 1996)

At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

IMDb: 7.4 (154,044 votes)
Metascore: 87

Genre: Drama, Romance, War

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas

Directed by: Anthony Minghella

A Bridge Too Far (Movie, 1977)

A Bridge Too Far

A historical telling of the failed attempt to capture several bridges on a road to Germany in World War II, in a campaign called Operation Market-Garden.

IMDb: 7.4 (43,676 votes)

Genre: Drama, History, War

Starring: Siem Vroom, Marlies van Alcmaer, Erik van 't Wout, Wolfgang Preiss

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

War Horse (Movie, 2011)

War Horse

Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.

IMDb: 7.2 (126,954 votes)
Metascore: 72

Genre: Drama, War

Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, Emily Watson, Niels Arestrup

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Valkyrie (Movie, 2008)

Valkyrie

A dramatization of the 20 July assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Hitler during World War II.

IMDb: 7.1 (199,332 votes)
Metascore: 56

Genre: Drama, Thriller, War

Starring: Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson

Directed by: Bryan Singer

Rambo (Movie, 2008)

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Rambo

In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of missionaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit.

IMDb: 7.0 (191,455 votes)
Metascore: 46

Genre: Action, Thriller, War

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Jarhead (Movie, 2005)

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Jarhead

A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.

IMDb: 7.0 (153,882 votes)
Metascore: 58

Genre: Action, Drama, War

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Scott MacDonald, Peter Sarsgaard, Jamie Foxx

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Tigerland (Movie, 2000)

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Tigerland

A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971.

IMDb: 7.0 (34,788 votes)
Metascore: 55

Genre: Drama, War

Starring: Colin Farrell, Matthew Davis, Clifton Collins Jr., Tom Guiry

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (Movie, 2015)

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.

IMDb: 6.6 (217,759 votes)
Metascore: 65

Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller, War

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

Act of Valor (Movie, 2012)

Act of Valor

An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent.

IMDb: 6.5 (61,144 votes)
Metascore: 40

Genre: Action, Thriller, War

Starring: Rorke Denver, Dave, Sonny, Weimy

Directed by: Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh

Red Dawn (Movie, 1984)

Red Dawn

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

IMDb: 6.4 (44,551 votes)
Metascore: 55

Genre: Action, Drama, War

Starring: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen

Directed by: John Milius

Rules of Engagement (Movie, 2000)

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Rules of Engagement

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.

IMDb: 6.4 (39,695 votes)
Metascore: 45

Genre: Action, Drama, War

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley

Directed by: William Friedkin

Dear John (Movie, 2010)

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Dear John

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

IMDb: 6.3 (117,229 votes)
Metascore: 43

Genre: Drama, Romance, War

Starring: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins, Henry Thomas

Directed by: Lasse Hallström

Hart's War (Movie, 2002)

Hart's War

A law student becomes a lieutenant during World War II, is captured and asked to defend a black prisoner of war falsely accused of murder.

IMDb: 6.3 (46,210 votes)
Metascore: 49

Genre: Drama, War

Starring: Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard, Cole Hauser

Directed by: Gregory Hoblit

Lions for Lambs (Movie, 2007)

Lions for Lambs

Injuries sustained by two Army rangers behind enemy lines in Afghanistan set off a sequence of events involving a congressman, a journalist and a professor.

IMDb: 6.2 (43,099 votes)
Metascore: 47

Genre: Drama, Thriller, War

Starring: Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Michael Peña

Directed by: Robert Redford

War Machine (Movie, 2017)

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War Machine

An absurdist war story for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General's roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody - raising the...

IMDb: 6.1 (26,032 votes)
Metascore: 56

Genre: Comedy, Drama, War

Starring: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hayes, John Magaro, Anthony Michael Hall

Directed by: David Michôd