Most Popular War Feature Films
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
As an American ambassador is killed during an attack at 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 | Thriller | War 144 mins.
Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself. Dir: Justin Kurzel With: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jack Madigan Drama | War 113 mins.
Three different men, three different worlds, three different wars - all stand at the intersection of modern warfare - a murky world of fluid morality where all is not as it seems. Dir: Paul Gross With: Paul Gross, Rossif Sutherland, Christine Horne Drama | War 120 mins.
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. Dir: Cary Joji Fukunaga With: Abraham Attah, Emmanuel Affadzi, Ricky Adelayitor Drama | War 137 mins.
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.
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.
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 soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. Dir: David Ayer With: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman Action | Drama | War 134 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.
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.
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 Action | Drama | War 169 mins.
Company commander Claus M. Pedersen (Pilou Asbæk) and his men are stationed in an Afghan province. Meanwhile... Dir: Tobias Lindholm With: Pilou Asbæk, Tuva Novotny, Dar Salim Drama | War 115 mins.
King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. Dir: Zack Snyder With: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham Action | Fantasy | War 117 mins.
Rock the Kasbah
A down-on-his-luck music manager discovers a teenage girl with an extraordinary voice while on a music tour in Afghanistan and takes her to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, Afghan Star. Dir: Barry Levinson With: Bill Murray, Leem Lubany, Zooey Deschanel Comedy | Music | War 106 mins.
After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Dir: Angelina Jolie With: Jack O'Connell, Miyavi, Domhnall Gleeson Biography | Drama | Sport | War 137 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.
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.
The film tells the story of the Dunkirk evacuation, which took place at the beginning of World War II. Dir: Christopher Nolan With: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh Action | Drama | History | Thriller | War
The Great Escape
Allied P.O.W.s plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II. Dir: John Sturges With: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough Adventure | Drama | History | War 172 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.
Eye in the Sky
A military officer in command of a drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya sees her mission escalate from "capture" to "kill" just as a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone. Dir: Gavin Hood With: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman Drama | Thriller | War 102 mins.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Dir: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa With: Margot Robbie, Billy Bob Thornton, Tina Fey Comedy | War
Black Hawk Down
123 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.
The Deer Hunter
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. Dir: Michael Cimino With: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale Drama | War 183 mins.
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, 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.
Free State of Jones
As civil war divides the nation, a poor farmer from Mississippi leads a group of rebels against the Confederate army. Dir: Gary Ross With: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell Action | Biography | Drama | History | War