My Favorite Action/War Movies

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1.
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
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A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad. (131 mins.)
 
2.
Black Hawk Down (2001)
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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. (144 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
3.
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
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Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970's. (123 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
4.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
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Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces. (127 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
5.
War Horse (2011)
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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. (146 mins.)
 
6.
Fury (2014)
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1945, in World War II Germany, the tough Sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier commands a tank and survives... (134 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
 
7.
Defiance (2008)
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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 1,000 Jewish non-combatants. (137 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
8.
Green Zone (2010)
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Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region. (115 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
 
9.
The Water Diviner (2014)
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An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons. (111 mins.)
Director: Russell Crowe
 
10.
Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)
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When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely high school teenagers band together to fight. (103 mins.)
Director: Stuart Beattie
 
11.
Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
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A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him. (106 mins.)
Director: John Moore
 
12.
Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)
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Based on Martin McGartland's shocking real life story. Martin is a young lad from west Belfast in the... (117 mins.)
Director: Kari Skogland
 
13.
Phantom (2013)
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The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery. (98 mins.)
Director: Todd Robinson
 
14.
5 Days of War (2011)
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A drama set centered around the war between Russia and Georgia, and focused on an American journalist, his cameraman, and a Georgian native who become caught in the crossfire. (113 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
 
15.
Age of Heroes (2011)
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The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K. (90 mins.)
Director: Adrian Vitoria
 
16.
Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014)
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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. (103 mins.)
 
17.
Red Dawn (2012)
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A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers. (93 mins.)
Director: Dan Bradley
 
18.
Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014)
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An American soldier deployed at Abu Ghraib finds himself behind the walls of the infamous Hard Site, where he develops a secret friendship with an Iraqi detainee. (102 mins.)
Director: Luke Moran