Best Iraq/Afghan War Documentariesby Badlands1 | created - 12 Mar 2011 | updated - 26 Jan 2017 | Public
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1. Armadillo (2010)
Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, War
In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo, an army base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. Metz and ... See full summary »
Director: Janus Metz
Votes: 8,618 | Gross: $0.01M
2. Occupation: Dreamland (2005)
Unrated | 78 min | Documentary, War
In January, 2004, in Al-Falluja, Iraq, a documentary film crew follows an infantry squad of the 82nd Airborne, US Army. Cameras accompany the squad of seven on day and night patrols, as ... See full summary »
4. The War Tapes (2006)
Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, War
Called up for service in Iraq, several members of the National Guard were given digital video cameras. This film, edited from their footage, provides a perspective on a complex and troubled conflict.
Votes: 1,186 | Gross: $0.25M
5. Commando: On the Front Line (2007– )
A hard hitting ITV series that follows Royal Marines recruits from day one of training, through 32 weeks of the longest and hardest military training in the world and then to the front line in Afghanistan. A modern classic.
7. Restrepo (2010)
R | 93 min | Documentary, War
A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.
Directors: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger | Stars: The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Juan 'Doc Restrepo, Dan Kearney, LaMonta Caldwell
Votes: 19,099 | Gross: $1.33M
8. Mission Afghanistan (2012 TV Movie)
42 min | Documentary
Documentaries about 10 year Lithuanian military operations in Afghanistan. Filming Crew follow Special operation forces in South of Afghanistan and Chagcharan PRT. 2012 Season 5 documentary... See full summary »
10. Severe Clear (2009)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary
As part of the first wave in the War on Terror, First Lieutenant Mike Scotti (awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat "V") served on the front lines during the 21 ... See full summary »
11. Korengal (2014)
R | 84 min | Documentary, History, News
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.
Votes: 2,805 | Gross: $0.06M
12. Gunner Palace (2004)
PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary, War
American soldiers of the 2/3 Field Artillery, a group known as the "Gunners," tell of their experiences in Baghdad during the Iraq War. Holed up in a bombed out pleasure palace built by Sadaam Hussein, the soldiers endured hostile situations some four months after President George W. Bush declared the end of major combat operations in the country.
Votes: 1,852 | Gross: $0.61M
13. Ears, Open. Eyeballs, Click. (2005)
155 min | Documentary
Documentary of the life of a USMC Drill Instructor, and the recruits that they mold.
14. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
R | 106 min | Documentary, Crime, War
Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan.
Votes: 12,730 | Gross: $0.27M
15. Our War (2011– )
60 min | Documentary
The story of the war in Afghanistan: filmed by soldiers, shot by soldiers.
16. The Recruiter (2008)
86 min | Documentary
Uncle Sam really wants you! A compelling exploration of army recruitment in the United States told through the story of Louisiana Sergeant, First Class Clay Usie, one of the most successful recruiters in the history of the U.S. Army.