Most Popular War Feature Films
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.
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.
The Book Thief
While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents. Dir: Brian Percival With: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson Drama | War 131 mins.
King Leonidas 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 | History | War 117 mins.
After returning home from an extended tour in Afghanistan, a decorated U.S. Army medic and single mother struggles to rebuild her relationship with her young son. Dir: Claudia Myers With: Michelle Monaghan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Pablo Schreiber Drama | War 116 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.
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 | War 165 mins.
Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war. Dir: Michael Bay With: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett Action | Drama | Romance | War 183 mins.
The Monuments Men
An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. Dir: George Clooney With: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray Biography | Drama | War 118 mins.
April, 1945. A battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Wardaddy and his men face odds in their attempts to strike at Nazi Germany. Dir: David Ayer With: Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf Action | Drama | 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.
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, a commoner begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist. Dir: Mel Gibson With: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan Action | Biography | Drama | History | War 177 mins.
During the U.S.-Viet Nam 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 Wind Rises
A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. Dir: Hayao Miyazaki With: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt Animation | Biography | Drama | History | Romance | War 126 mins.
Full Metal Jacket
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-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.
How I Live Now
An American girl, sent to the English countryside to stay with relatives, finds love and purpose while fighting for her survival as war envelops the world around her. Dir: Kevin Macdonald With: Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, George MacKay Action | Drama | Romance | Thriller | War 101 mins.
In the fascist 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.
As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn Biography | Drama | History | War 150 mins.
A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II. Dir: Angelina Jolie With: Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Jai Courtney Action | Biography | Drama | History | Sport | War
The Last Samurai
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle. Dir: Edward Zwick With: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly Action | Drama | History | War 154 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 | Thriller | War 144 mins.
We Were Soldiers
The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it. Dir: Randall Wallace With: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear Action | Drama | History | War 138 mins.
Kingdom of Heaven
Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people. Dir: Ridley Scott With: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson Action | Adventure | Drama | History | War 144 mins.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences. Dir: Mark Herman With: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend Drama | History | War 94 mins.
Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan. Dir: Joe Wright With: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn Drama | Mystery | Romance | War 123 mins.