War Documentaries

Documentaries that explain and tell stories about war in different countries.
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The Battle for Marjah (2010 Documentary)
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On February 13, 2010, American-led coalition forces launched the biggest military operation since the beginning of the Afghanistan War... (88 mins.)
Director: Anthony Wonke
 
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The Tillman Story (2010 Documentary)
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Pat Tillman never thought of himself as a hero. His choice to leave a multimillion-dollar football contract... (94 mins.)
Director: Amir Bar-Lev
 
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Taxi to the Dark Side (2007 Documentary)
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Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan. (106 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
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Armadillo (2010 Documentary)
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In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo... (105 mins.)
 
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Hell and Back Again (2011 Documentary)
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What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home? Hell and Back Again is a cinematically... (88 mins.)
Director: Danfung Dennis
 
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Restrepo (2010 Documentary)
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A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan. (93 mins.)
 
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Sir! No Sir! (2005 Documentary)
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This feature-length documentary focuses on the efforts by troops in the U.S. military during the Vietnam... (85 mins.)
Director: David Zeiger
 
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The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003 Documentary)
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The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara. (107 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
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The True Story of Blackhawk Down (2003 Documentary)
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Real footage is shown to prove that the film Black Hawk Down (2001) was very true to the real events that occured in Mogadishu in 1993... (92 mins.)
Director: David Keane
 
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Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (2006 Documentary)
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Robert Greenwald looks at war profiteering in Iraq by private contracting companies Halliburton, CACI, and KBR. (75 mins.)
 
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The War Tapes (2006 Documentary)
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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. (97 mins.)
 
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Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009 Mini-Series)
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Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War.... (312 mins.)
 
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Why We Fight (2005 Documentary)
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Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions. (98 mins.)
Director: Eugene Jarecki
 
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Occupation: Dreamland (2005 Documentary)
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In January, 2004, in Al-Falluja, Iraq, a documentary film crew follows an infantry squad of the 82nd Airborne... (78 mins.)
 
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Our War (2011 Mini-Series)
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The story of the war in Afghanistan: filmed by soldiers, shot by soldiers. (60 mins.)
 
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The War You Don't See (2010 Documentary)
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Thought-provoking documentary on war propaganda: how governments manipulate the facts and how most media let them get away with it. (97 mins.)
 
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It Felt Like a Kiss (2009 Documentary)
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The story of America's rise to power starting in 1959, it uses nothing but archive footage and Amercia pop music. Showing the consequences on the rest of the world and in peoples mind. (54 mins.)
 
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War Photographer (2001 Documentary)
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Documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey, considered by many the greatest war photographer ever. (96 mins.)
Director: Christian Frei
 
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Gunner Palace (2004 Documentary)
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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. (85 mins.)
 
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SAS: The Search for Warriors (2010 TV Series)
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This 2 part series shows what it takes to pass the Australian SAS course which is known to be the toughest military selection trial in the world. Most will not complete this 21-day trial. (52 mins.)
Director: Russell Vines
 
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The Invisible War (2012 Documentary)
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An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military. (93 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
 
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The Gatekeepers (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets. (101 mins.)
Director: Dror Moreh
 
23.
Garbo: The Spy (2009 Documentary)
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A compelling account of Juan Pujol, an extraordinary Spanish double agent during WWII who helped change the course of history. (88 mins.)
Director: Edmon Roch
 
24.
Secrets of the CIA (2006 Documentary)
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(96 mins.)
 
25.
Nanking (2007)
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Through readings of historical account by actors and the testimony of survivors, the events of the Nanjing Massacre are recounted. (90 mins.)
 
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Brothers at War (2009 Documentary)
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An intimate portrait of an American family during a turbulent time. Jake Rademacher sets out to understand the experience... (110 mins.)
Director: Jake Rademacher
 
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Enemies of the People (2009 Documentary)
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The Khmer Rouge slaughtered nearly two million people in the late 1970s. Yet the Killing Fields of Cambodia remain unexplained... (93 mins.)
 
28.
Dirty Wars (2013 Documentary)
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Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars. (87 mins.)
Director: Rick Rowley
 
29.
Shadow Company (2006 Documentary)
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Thousands of private soldiers operate in Iraq alone... and many more around the world. These individuals... (86 mins.)
 
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Hamaabada (2013 Documentary)
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Since 9/11, the Israeli arms industries are doing bigger business then ever before. Large Israeli companies... (58 mins.)
Director: Yotam Feldman