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War Movies
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This Playlist contains all the war movies worth watching. If I missed any, please let me know. Thanks!


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Movie: Apocalypse Now ( 1979 )
A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.
Movie: Paths of Glory ( 1957 )
After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.
TV Show: Das Boot ( 2018 )
The new eight-part series is a sequel set immediately after the events depicted in the best-selling novel by Lothar-Gunther Buchheim and Wolfgang Petersen's 1981 Oscar-nominated film. While the original exclusively followed the claustrophobic and increasingly brutal world inside a World War II German U-boat, this series focuses not just on the German perspective, but on the experiences of the French Resistance and Allied forces on land and at sea. The production also expands to look at rising resistance in the U-boat port of La Rochelle. Through it all, Buchheim's original message remains as relevant today as ever: blind fanaticism pushes young men into pointless war.
Movie: Das Boot ( 1981 )
The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth and sheer terror.
Movie: All Quiet on the Western Front ( 1930 )
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.
Movie: Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War ( 2004 )
When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Movie: Warlords ( 1989 )
Dow is an ex-soldier searching the wasteland for his wife who was taken from him by the Warlord. With only a disembodied, wisecracking head and a renegade woman named Danny as his companions, they roam the terrain to try and get back the woman that Dow lost.
Movie: The Warlords ( 2007 )
Set in China in the 1860's during the Taiping Rebellion, the story is based on the assassination of Ma Xinyi in 1870. Loyalist General Qingyun is the only survivor of a battle with anti-Qing rebels. He encounters a starving village, whose inhabitants engage in banditry to survive, where he is nursed back to health by the attractive Liansheng. With his strength regained, Qingyun impresses one of the village bandit leaders, Jiang Wuyang, with his fighting skills. Wuyang introduces him to his "big brother", who also happens to be Liansheng's husband, Zhao Erhu and Qingyun begins to assist them with their raids. Qingyun convinces his two new comrades to form a loyalist army unit to fight the rebels and feed their own people. The three men swear a blood oath. Their stunning military successes impress the governing powers, but as Qingyun's influence begins to grow, they soon fear him. The political and emotional stakes will be tested, leading to differences between the blood brothers.
Movie: The Hunt for Red October ( 1990 )
In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine Captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the U.S. Is he trying to defect or to start a war?
Movie: Defiance ( 2009 )
Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters, and endeavor to build a village, in order to protect themselves and about one thousand Jewish non-combatants.
Movie: Schindler's List ( 1993 )
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
Movie: The Bridge on the River Kwai ( 1957 )
After settling his differences with a Japanese P.O.W. camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors, while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
Movie: The Longest Day ( 1962 )
The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.
Movie: Jarhead ( 2005 )
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.
Movie: Jarhead 3: The Siege ( 2016 )
A group of Marines must protect a US Embassy in the Middle East when it suddenly comes under attack from enemy forces.
Movie: Jarhead 2: Field of Fire ( 2014 )
Without tanks or air support, a corporal and his team must muster all the courage and firepower they can to fight their way across war-torn Afghanistan and shepherd an important anti-Taliban woman to safety.
Movie: Jarhead: Law of Return ( 2019 )
Major Ronan Jackson (Devon Sawa), an accomplished fighter pilot for the Israel Defense Forces and son of a U.S. Senator (Robert Patrick), is shot down while flying through Syrian airspace. After miraculously surviving the crash, Jackson is taken captive by a group of Hezbollah militiamen. A gripping and powerful story packed with hard-hitting action, Jarhead: Law of Return follows a squad of elite soldiers, led by Gunnery Sergeant Dave Torres (Amaury Nolasco), as they risk their own lives in the hopes of saving an ally they've never met.
Movie: The Pianist ( 2002 )
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
Movie: Saving Private Ryan ( 1998 )
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.
Movie: Hart's War ( 2002 )
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.
Movie: Full Metal Jacket ( 1987 )
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.
Movie: Platoon ( 1987 )
A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Movie: The Hurt Locker ( 2008 )
During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.
Movie: American Sniper ( 2015 )
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.
Movie: Black Hawk Down ( 2002 )
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.
Movie: A Bridge Too Far ( 1977 )
Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.
Movie: The Thin Red Line ( 1999 )
Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.
Movie: The Thin Red Line ( 1964 )
In Guadalcanal during World War II, a private and his sergeant clash during the heat of battle with the Japanese.
Movie: Dunkirk ( 2017 )
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Movie: Dunkirk ( 1958 )
A dramatization of the British Expeditionary Force's 1940 retreat to the beaches of France and the extraordinary seaborne evacuation that saved it from utter destruction by Nazi Germany.
Movie: 1917 ( 2019 )
Two young British soldiers during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldier's brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.
Movie: Windtalkers ( 2002 )
Two U.S. Marines in World War II are assigned to protect Navajo Marines, who use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher.
Movie: Letters from Iwo Jima ( 2006 )
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.
Movie: We Were Soldiers ( 2002 )
The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War, and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news.
Movie: The Dirty Dozen ( 1967 )
During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers.
Movie: The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission ( 1985 )
During WW2, American General Worden orders Major Reisman to pick 12 soldiers from the military prison for the dangerous mission of killing a Nazi General.
Movie: The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission ( 1988 )
A team of renegade soldiers in World War II tries to stop the creation of the Fourth Reich in the Middle East.
Movie: The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission ( 1987 )
During WW2, American General Worden orders Major Wright to pick 12 condemned soldiers from the brig and parachute into occupied France where they must destroy a Nazi nerve gas facility and extricate the foreign scientists working there.
Movie: The Great Escape ( 1963 )
Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
Movie: Patton ( 1970 )
The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.
Movie: Fury ( 2014 )
A grizzled tank commander makes tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945.
Movie: Flags of our Fathers ( 2006 )
The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in World War II.
Movie: Hacksaw Ridge ( 2016 )
World War II 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.
Movie: Beasts of No Nation ( 2015 )
A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country.
Movie: The Patriot ( 2000 )
Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.
Movie: Glory ( 1990 )
Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.
Movie: Lone Survivor ( 2014 )
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.
Movie: Downfall ( 2004 )
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.
Movie: Come and See ( 1985 )
After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.
Movie: Pearl Harbor ( 2001 )
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.
Movie: Enemy at the Gates ( 2001 )
A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad.
Movie: Tora! Tora! Tora! ( 1970 )
In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan prepares to open its war against the United States with a surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor.
Movie: Gallipoli ( 1981 )
Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.
Movie: The Battle of Algiers ( 1967 )
In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.
Movie: The Imitation Game ( 2014 )
During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
Movie: Where Eagles Dare ( 1968 )
Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner... but that's not all that's really going on.
Movie: Rescue Dawn ( 2007 )
A U.S. fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
Movie: Grave of the Fireflies ( 1988 )
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.
Movie: Waltz with Bashir ( 2008 )
An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.
Movie: Stalag 17 ( 1953 )
When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German P.O.W. camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.
Movie: Cross of Iron ( 1977 )
A German commander places a squad in extreme danger after its Sergeant refuses to lie for him.
Movie: War Horse ( 2011 )
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.
Movie: Cold Steel ( 2011 )
It sets in the era of Japan invasion over China. An ordinary hunter joined army to be a sniper.
Movie: Kelly's Heroes ( 1970 )
A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure.
Movie: The Tin Drum ( 1979 )
In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out.
Movie: Private Benjamin ( 1980 )
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.
Movie: Stripes ( 1981 )
Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.
Movie: Spies Like Us ( 1985 )
Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.
Movie: Korengal ( 2015 )
Korengal picks up where Restrepo left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war.
Movie: Casualties of War ( 1989 )
During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.
Movie: Courage Under Fire ( 1996 )
A U.S. Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor.
Movie: Zero Motivation ( 2014 )
A unit of female Israeli soldiers at a remote desert base bide their time as they count down the minutes until they can return to civilian life.
Movie: Doctor Zhivago ( 1965 )
The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution.
TV Show: Catch-22 ( 2019 )
Based on the acclaimed Joseph Heller novel, Catch-22 follows the adventures and misadventures of a US air squadron in Italy in World War II. Yossarian, a bombardier, whose frantic obsession every time he goes up on a mission is "to come down alive". His odds of success at such a simple aim keep getting worse because Colonel Cathcart keeps raising the number of missions the men have to fly. More than the retreating Germans, the real enemy for Yossarian and his rag-tag bunch of friends is the bureaucracy of the military, inverting logic at every turn. The pinnacle of this is Catch-22, a military by-law which states that if you fly your missions, you're crazy, and don't have to fly them; all you have to do is ask. But if you ask not to, then you're sane, and so you have to fly them.
Movie: Catch-22 ( 1970 )
A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions.
Movie: The English Patient ( 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.
Movie: A Midnight Clear ( 1992 )
This WW2 psychological drama plays out at Christmas. US GIs hold an isolated cabin in the Ardennes against a handful of Germans cut off from their main force. Combat-weary and short of rations, both sides are determined to survive.
Movie: Land of Mine ( 2015 )
In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight.
Movie: Tangerines ( 2013 )
In 1992, war rages in Abkhazia, a breakaway region of Georgia. An Estonian man Ivo has decided to stay behind and harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo takes him in.
Movie: The Wind that Shakes the Barley ( 2006 )
Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces.
Movie: Lebanon ( 2009 )
During the First Lebanon War in 1982, a lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town.
Movie: Born on the Fourth of July ( 1990 )
The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Movie: Good Morning, Vietnam ( 1988 )
In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.
Movie: Salvador ( 1986 )
An American photojournalist gets caught in a political struggle at El Salvador in 1980.
Movie: The Wind Rises ( 2013 )
A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.
Movie: Gunga Din ( 1939 )
In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land.
Movie: The Big Red One ( 1980 )
A hardened sergeant and the four core members of his infantry unit try to survive World War II as they move from battle to battle throughout Europe.
Movie: No Man's Land ( 2001 )
Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap.
Movie: The Killing Fields ( 1984 )
A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians.
Movie: Zulu ( 1964 )
Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift.
Movie: Inglourious Basterds ( 2009 )
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.
Movie: Restrepo ( 2010 )
A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.
Movie: Twelve O'Clock High ( 1950 )
A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape.
Movie: Red Tails ( 2012 )
A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.
Movie: Top Gun ( 1986 )
As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
Movie: '71 ( 2014 )
In 1971, a young and disorientated British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast.
Movie: 71: Into the Fire ( 2010 )
The story of student-soldiers trying to protect a middle school during the early days of the Korean War.
Movie: Major Dundee ( 1965 )
In 1864, due to frequent Apache raids from Mexico into the U.S., a Union officer decides to illegally cross the border and destroy the Apache, using a mixed army of Union troops, Confederate POWs, civilian mercenaries, and scouts.
Movie: The Deer Hunter ( 1979 )
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.
Movie: Ivan's Childhood ( 1962 )
In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers.
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