War

Tears of the Sun (2003)

Tears of the Sun (2003)

Tears of the Sun (2003)

IMDb: 6.5
2003
121min

Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their conscience and protect a group of innocent refugees. When the democratic government of Nigeria collapses and the country is taken over by a ruthless military dictator, Waters, a fiercely loyal and hardened veteran is dispatched on a routine mission to retrieve a Doctors Without Borders physician.

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Gods and Generals (2003)

Gods and Generals (2003)

Gods and Generals (2003)

IMDb: 5.9
2003
214min

The film centers mostly around the personal and professional life of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, a brilliant if eccentric Confederate general, from the outbreak of the American Civil War until its halfway point when Jackson is killed accidentally by his own soldiers in May 1863 during his greatest victory.

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Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

IMDb: 7.7
2004
121min

Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his hotel in attempt to save their lives.

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Alexander (2004)

Alexander (2004)

Alexander (2004)

IMDb: 5.8
2004
175min

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.

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King Arthur (2004)

King Arthur (2004)

King Arthur (2004)

IMDb: 6.2
2004
126min

The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the ‘Sarmatian hypothesis’ which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, Lucius Artorius Castus is the historical person behind the legend.

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The Alamo (2004)

The Alamo (2004)

The Alamo (2004)

IMDb: 5.8
2004
137min

Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna’s forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.

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Jarhead (2005)

Jarhead (2005)

Jarhead (2005)

IMDb: 6.6
2005
123min

Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swofford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the action. Swofford struggles with the possibility of his girlfriend cheating on him, and as his mental state deteriorates, his desire to kill increases.

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Valiant (2005)

Valiant (2005)

Valiant (2005)

IMDb: 5.3
2005
76min

Set in 1944, Valiant is a woodland pigeon who wants to become a great hero someday. When he hears they are hiring recruits for the Royal Homing Pigeon Service, he immediately sets out for London. On the way, he meets a smelly but friendly pigeon named Bugsy, who joins him, mainly to get away from clients he cheated in a game of find-the pebble, and helps him sign up for the war.

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The Great Raid (2005)

The Great Raid (2005)

The Great Raid (2005)

IMDb: 6.7
2005
132min

As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.

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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

IMDb: 6.7
2005
144min

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.

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Pans Labyrinth (2006)

Pans Labyrinth (2006)

Pans Labyrinth (2006)

IMDb: 7.7
2006
118min

Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real father, Ofelia must complete three terrifying tasks.

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Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

IMDb: 7.4
2006
141min

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.

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Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

IMDb: 6.8
2006
132min

There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John ‘Doc’ Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon and Pvt. Ira Hayes, who fought in the battle to take Iwo Jima from the Japanese.

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Flyboys (2006)

Flyboys (2006)

Flyboys (2006)

IMDb: 6.4
2006
138min

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 Last Legion (2007)

The Last Legion (2007)

The Last Legion (2007)

IMDb: 5.4
2007
102min

As the Roman empire crumbles, young Romulus Augustus flees the city and embarks on a perilous voyage to Britain to track down a legion of supporters.

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Rescue Dawn (2007)

Rescue Dawn (2007)

Rescue Dawn (2007)

IMDb: 6.9
2006
126min

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

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Home of the Brave (2007)

Home of the Brave (2007)

Home of the Brave (2007)

IMDb: 5.5
2006
106min

The day after they get the word they’ll go home in two weeks, a group of soldiers from Spokane are ambushed in an Iraqi city. Back stateside we follow four of them – a surgeon who saw too much, a teacher who’s a single mom and who lost a hand in the ambush, an infantry man whose best friend died that day, and a soldier who keeps reliving the moment he killed a civilian woman.

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300 (2007)

300 (2007)

300 (2007)

IMDb: 7.1
2006
117min

Based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel, “300” is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band together against the Persians, and helped usher in the world’s first democracy.

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Defiance (2008)

Defiance (2008)

Defiance (2008)

IMDb: 6.8
2008
137min

Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in the ghettos of Poland.

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Valkyrie (2008)

Valkyrie (2008)

Valkyrie (2008)

IMDb: 6.8
2008
121min

Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a central player, he finds himself tasked with both leading the coup and personally killing the Führer.

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)

IMDb: 7.8
2008
94min

When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel’s fate as a Jewish prisoner or the role his own Nazi father plays in his imprisonment, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp’s walls.

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Спасти Ленинград (2019)

Спасти Ленинград (2019)

Спасти Ленинград (2019)

IMDb: 3.8
2019
min

September 1941. In a turn of events young lovebirds Kostya and Nastya find themselves on board of a barge that will evacuate people from sieged Leningrad. At night the barge gets into the storm. When it starts sinking, enemy planes – but not rescuers – are the first to arrive at the scene.

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T-34 (2018)

T-34 (2018)

T-34 (2018)

IMDb: 4.8
2018
139min

In 1944, a courageous group of Russian soldiers managed to escape from German captivity in a half-destroyed legendary T-34 tank. Those were the times of unforgettable bravery, fierce fighting, unbreakable love, and legendary miracles.

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The Aftermath (2019)

The Aftermath (2019)

The Aftermath (2019)

IMDb: 1.5
2019
108min

In the aftermath of World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German widower who lives with them.

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Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

IMDb: 6.3
2008
160min

Miracle at St. Anna chronicles the story of four American soldiers who are members of the all-black 92nd “Buffalo Soldier” Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II.

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)

IMDb: 7.8
2008
94min

When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel’s fate as a Jewish prisoner or the role his own Nazi father plays in his imprisonment, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp’s walls.

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Stop-Loss (2008)

Stop-Loss (2008)

Stop-Loss (2008)

IMDb: 6.1
2008
113min

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.

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The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

IMDb: 5.9
2009
93min

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 New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.

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Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

IMDb: 8.1
2009
153min

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. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.

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The Hurt Locker (2009)

The Hurt Locker (2009)

The Hurt Locker (2009)

IMDb: 7.3
2008
131min

Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.

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Point Man (2018)

Point Man (2018)

Point Man (2018)

IMDb: 10
2018
107min

A trio of soldiers vow revenge on their platoon when they are left behind enemy lines. When they come across a missing contingent in a Vietnamese village, alliances dissolve and each step forward will come with a price.

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L’Armée du crime (2010)

L’Armée du crime (2010)

L’Armée du crime (2010)

IMDb: 6.7
2009
139min

This gripping historical drama recounts the story of Armenian-born Missak Manouchian, a woodworker and political activist who led an immigrant laborer division of the Parisian Resistance on 30 operations against the Nazis in 1943. The Nazis branded the group an Army of Crime, an anti-immigrant propaganda stunt that backfired as the team’s members became martyrs for the Resistance.

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L’Armée du crime

L’Armée du crime

L’Armée du crime

IMDb: 6.7
2009
139min

This gripping historical drama recounts the story of Armenian-born Missak Manouchian, a woodworker and political activist who led an immigrant laborer division of the Parisian Resistance on 30 operations against the Nazis in 1943. The Nazis branded the group an Army of Crime, an anti-immigrant propaganda stunt that backfired as the team’s members became martyrs for the Resistance.

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Restrepo (2010)

Restrepo (2010)

Restrepo (2010)

IMDb: 7.4
2010
93min

Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for a Documentary, Restrepo chronicles the deployment of a U.S. platoon of courageous American soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, considered to be one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military.

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Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral (2018)

Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral (2018)

Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral (2018)

IMDb: 7.8
2018
155min

With this film (the second war trilogy set during the Filipino-American war in the early 1900s), the revolution marches on against the Americans after the bloody death of General Antonio Luna. The conflicted philosophies behind the heroic struggle continue and become personified in the colorful character of General Gregorio “Goyo” del Pilar.

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Green Zone (2010)

Green Zone (2010)

Green Zone (2010)

IMDb: 6.4
2010
115min

During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped and treacherous site to the next, the men search for deadly chemical agents but stumble instead upon an elaborate cover-up that threatens to invert the purpose of their mission.

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Dear John (2010)

Dear John (2010)

Dear John (2010)

IMDb: 6.8
2010
115min

Sergeant John Tyree is home on a 2 week leave from Germany. He meets Savannah after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah’s purse that had fallen off the pier. John falls in love with Savannah who is a student on spring break helping build a house for Habitat for Humanity. A romance occurs and Savannah falls deeply in love with John. She promises to write John overseas until he returns.

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War Horse (2011)

War Horse (2011)

War Horse (2011)

IMDb: 7.2
2011
146min

Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.

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The Devil’s Double (2011)

The Devil’s Double (2011)

The Devil’s Double (2011)

IMDb: 6.7
2011
109min

A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein’s sadistic son.

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Red Tails (2012)

Red Tails (2012)

Red Tails (2012)

IMDb: 6.1
2012
125min

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.

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