Documentary - War

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1. Waltz with Bashir (2008)

R | 90 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.0
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91 Metascore

An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.

Director: Ari Folman | Stars: Ari Folman, Ron Ben-Yishai, Ronny Dayag, Ori Sivan

Votes: 49,404 | Gross: $2.28M

2. Hell and Back Again (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Action, History

6.5
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81 Metascore

What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home? Hell and Back Again is a cinematically revolutionary film that asks and answers these questions with a power and ... See full summary »

Director: Danfung Dennis | Stars: Nathan Harris, Ashley Harris, The Marines of Echo Company, Christian Cabaniss

Votes: 2,064 | Gross: $0.04M

3. The World at War (1973–1976)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A series of documentaries about World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 14,982

4. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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87 Metascore

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.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Robert McNamara, John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, Richard Nixon

Votes: 20,463 | Gross: $4.19M

5. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Crime, War

7.6
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82 Metascore

Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Brian Keith Allen, Moazzam Begg, Christopher Beiring

Votes: 12,413 | Gross: $0.27M

6. Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

6.6
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45 Metascore

Morgan Spurlock tours the Middle East to discuss the war on terror with Arabic people.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Daryl Isaacs

Votes: 5,702 | Gross: $0.38M

7. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.1
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German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as an American naval pilot in the Vietnam War. Dengler also revisits the sites of his capture and eventual escape from the hands of the Vietcong, recreating many events for the camera.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Dieter Dengler, Werner Herzog, Eugene Deatrick

Votes: 4,861

8. Hearts and Minds (1974)

R | 112 min | Documentary, War

8.3
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68 Metascore

An examination of the conflicting attitudes of the opponents of the Vietnam War.

Director: Peter Davis | Stars: Tin Chan, Chau Diem, Ngo Dinh Diem, John Foster Dulles

Votes: 4,546 | Gross: $0.03M

9. The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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64 Metascore

A documentary on the life of John Lennon, with a focus on the time in his life when he transformed from a musician into an antiwar activist.

Directors: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Stew Albert, Tariq Ali

Votes: 4,971 | Gross: $1.10M

10. Control Room (2004)

84 min | Documentary

7.8
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79 Metascore

A documentary on perception of the United States's war with Iraq, with an emphasis on Al Jazeera's coverage.

Director: Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Samir Khader, Josh Rushing, George W. Bush, Hassan Ibrahim

Votes: 4,859 | Gross: $2.59M

11. Genocide (1982)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.1
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A chilling, heartbreaking testament to the strength and suffering of the Jewish people and the courage and heroism of those who came to their aid. With beautiful narration by Orson Welles ... See full summary »

Director: Arnold Schwartzman | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Orson Welles, Simon Wiesenthal, Neville Chamberlain

Votes: 355

12. Liberation (1994)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History, War

6.7
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Liberation tells the dramatic story of the battle waged on two fronts during World War II - the Allied campaign to liberate Europe and Hitler's genocidal campaign against the Jews. The ... See full summary »

Director: Arnold Schwartzman | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Miriam Margolyes, Patrick Stewart, Jean Boht

Votes: 84

13. The First World War (2003– )

500 min | Documentary, History, War

8.7
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A comprehensive survey of the history of World War I.

Stars: Jonathan Lewis, Voja Tankosic, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Andrée Bernard

Votes: 949

14. Night and Fog (1956)

Not Rated | 32 min | Documentary, Short, History

8.6
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The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Reinhard Heydrich, Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 14,214

15. Paper Clips (2004)

G | 82 min | Documentary, War

7.4
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64 Metascore

As a part of their study of the Holocaust, the children of the Whitwell, TN Middle School try to collect 6 million paper clips representing the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis, and grows to include millions of others killed.

Directors: Elliot Berlin, Joe Fab | Stars: Sandra Roberts, Dagmar Schroeder-Hildebrand, Tom Bosley, Casey Condra

Votes: 1,615 | Gross: $1.10M

16. The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997– )

292 min | Documentary, History, War

8.7
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An examination of how a cultured people could have allowed Hitler's rise to power.

Stars: Samuel West, Adolf Buchner, Jutta Rüdiger, Günther Ruschin

Votes: 1,341

17. Price for Peace (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History, War

7.3
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This powerful and thought provoking film chronicles the compelling events in the Pacific Theater of WWII, from the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 to the American occupation of Japan in ... See full summary »

Director: James Moll | Stars: Zenji Abe, Stephen Ambrose, Hal Braun, Jeanne Doll Dolan

Votes: 227

18. Britain at War in Colour (2000– )

Documentary, War

8.0
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Stars: John Thaw, Jay Simon

Votes: 42

19. The War You Don't See (2010)

97 min | Documentary, War

8.5
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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.

Directors: Alan Lowery, John Pilger | Stars: Julian Assange, Tony Blair, Wilfred Burchett, George W. Bush

Votes: 968

20. Machssomim (2003)

80 min | Documentary

8.0
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Documentary filmmaker Yoav Shamir's depiction of the checkpoints that the Israel Defense Forces man in the Palestinian Authority.

Director: Yoav Shamir

Votes: 595

21. The Channel Islands at War (2010– )

135 min | Documentary

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Star: John Nettles

Votes: 6