Most Popular War Feature Films
WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. Dir: Mel Gibson With: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey Biography | Drama | History | War 139 mins.
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. Dir: Robert Zemeckis With: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris Action | Drama | Romance | Thriller | War 124 mins.
Based on the true life story of a young marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. Dir: Gabriela Cowperthwaite With: Kate Mara, Bradley Whitford, Tom Felton Biography | Drama | War
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Dir: Christopher Nolan With: Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh Action | Drama | Thriller | War
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. Dir: Quentin Tarantino With: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth Adventure | Drama | War 153 mins.
During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos. Dir: Michael Bay With: John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale Action | Drama | History | Thriller | War 144 mins.
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. Dir: Todd Phillips With: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Steve Lantz Comedy | Crime | Drama | War 114 mins.
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
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. Dir: Ang Lee With: Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Arturo Castro Drama | War 113 mins.
Full Metal Jacket
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. Dir: Stanley Kubrick With: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio Drama | War 116 mins.
The Imitation Game
During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. Dir: Morten Tyldum With: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode Biography | Drama | Thriller | War 114 mins.
Saving Private Ryan
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. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore Drama | War 169 mins.
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. Dir: Francis Ford Coppola With: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall Drama | War 153 mins.
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England. Dir: Mel Gibson With: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan Biography | Drama | History | War 178 mins.
The Ottoman Lieutenant
The Ottoman Lieutenant is a love story between an idealistic American nurse and a Turkish officer in World War I. Dir: Joseph Ruben With: Michiel Huisman, Hera Hilmar, Josh Hartnett Drama | War 106 mins.
The Zookeeper's Wife
The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion. Dir: Niki Caro With: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl Biography | Drama | History | War 124 mins.
Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler. Dir: Sean Ellis With: Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Brian Caspe Biography | History | Thriller | War 120 mins.
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. Dir: Guillermo del Toro With: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López Drama | Fantasy | War 118 mins.
A grizzled tank commander makes tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945. Dir: David Ayer With: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman Action | Drama | War 134 mins.
A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941. Dir: Michael Bay With: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett Action | Drama | History | Romance | War 183 mins.
Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. Dir: Peter Berg With: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch Action | Biography | Drama | Thriller | War 121 mins.
As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom. Dir: Gary Shore With: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon Action | Drama | Fantasy | Horror | War 92 mins.
Black Hawk Down
160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis. Dir: Ridley Scott With: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore Drama | History | War 144 mins.
Life Is Beautiful
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. Dir: Roberto Benigni With: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini Comedy | Drama | War 116 mins.
The Thin Red Line
Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. Dir: Terrence Malick With: Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte Drama | War 170 mins.
Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind. Dir: Clint Eastwood With: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner Action | Biography | Drama | History | Thriller | War 133 mins.