Most Popular War Feature Films
Free State of Jones
A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters, runaway slaves, and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government. Dir: Gary Ross With: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali Action | Biography | Drama | History | War 139 mins.
In 1942, an 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
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.
WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Dir: Mel Gibson With: Teresa Palmer, Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington Biography | Drama | Romance | War 131 mins.
Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, 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 | History | Thriller | War
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.
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 | Thriller | War 144 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.
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 | Drama | Fantasy | War 117 mins.
Eye in the Sky
Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare. 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. Dir: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa With: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman Biography | Comedy | Drama | War 112 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.
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. Dir: Francis Lawrence With: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth Sci-Fi | Thriller | War 137 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.
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.
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea... Dir: Mario Van Peebles With: Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane Action | War
Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son. Dir: Roland Emmerich With: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson Action | Drama | History | War 165 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
300: Rise of an Empire
Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy. Dir: Noam Murro With: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey Action | Drama | Fantasy | War 102 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.