Military/War TV & Movie Documentaries (modern)

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Situation Critical (2007 TV Series)
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American documentary television series. Produced in conjunction with the National Geographic Channel...
“ operation anaconda / battle of Roberts Ridge in an episode ” - vaanie
 
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Commando: On the Front Line (2007 TV Series)
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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.
 
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Ross Kemp in Afghanistan (2008 TV Series)
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In the summer of 2007 Ross joins his father's old regiment, 1 Royal Anglian and, for the first time...
Stars: Ross Kemp
 
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Ross Kemp Return to Afghanistan (2009 TV Series)
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Ross Kemp travels back to Afghanistan following his original BAFTA award winning series Ross Kemp in Afghanistan... (60 mins.)
Director: Anuar Arroyo
Stars: Ross Kemp
 
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Ross Kemp: Back on the Frontline (2009 TV Series)
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Director: Southan Morris
 
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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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Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan (2011 TV Series)
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Following multiple US Military EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) Squads, which take care of disarming or destroying dangerous improvised explosive devices (IED) from the Taliban. (44 mins.)
 
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Battleground Afghanistan (2013 TV Series)
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Follow the men of Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, as they bravely fight Taliban forces in Afghanistan. (60 mins.)
Director: Adil Bradlow
 
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Our War (2011 Mini-Series)
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The final part starts in 2009 and tells the story of 2nd Battalion Princess of Wales regiment as it... (60 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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Alpha Company: Iraq Diary (2006 Documentary)
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During the summer of 2005, filmmaker Gordon Forbes spent three months embedded with the U.S. Marines...
 
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Lone Survivor (2013)
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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. (121 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
 
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Jack: A Soldier's Story (2008 Documentary)
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(57 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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Inside the Afghanistan War (2012 Documentary)
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The longest war in America's history was sparked by the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Less than a month later U.S... (120 mins.)
 
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Eyewitness War (2013 TV Series)
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Warrior POV (2013 TV Series)
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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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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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No End in Sight (2007 Documentary)
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A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country. (102 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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Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War (2004 Documentary)
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Interviews with varied U.S officials and experts offer a deconstruction on the Bush administration's case for war in Iraq in the wake of 9/11. (56 mins.)
 
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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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The Great Raid (2005)
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Taking place towards the end of WWII, 500 American Soldiers have been entrapped in a camp for 3 years. Beginning to give up hope they will ever be rescued, a group of Rangers goes on a dangerous mission to try and save them. (132 mins.)
Director: John Dahl
 
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U-571 (2000)
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A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine. (116 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Mostow
 
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Battleground (2004 TV Series)
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Features historic films from WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and more. (30 mins.)
 
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Battleground (2004 TV Series)
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Features historic films from WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and more. (30 mins.)
 
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Battleground (2004 TV Series)
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Features historic films from WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and more. (30 mins.)
 
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In the Shadow of the Palms - Iraq (2005 Documentary)
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The Internationally Multi-Award Winning Feaure In the Shadow of the Palms is the Only documentary filmed in Iraq prior to... (90 mins.)
 
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When Jane & Johnny Come Marching... Home Less (2016 Documentary)
Through the voices of veterans from World War II and wars up to the present conflicts in the Middle East, along with family members, this film offers a unique perspective and an insightful, revealing examination into the human cost of war. (90 mins.)
Director: Nina Gilberti
 
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Mission Afghanistan (2012 Documentary)
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Documentaries about 10 year Lithuanian military operations in Afghanistan. Filming Crew follow Special... (42 mins.)
Director: Eduardas Silva
 
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Galveston (????)
Galveston, Texas. After a tragic event during a tour in Afghanistan, a war-torn Army Ranger, William McCall (Call)...
Director: Dan Jackson
 
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The War on Terror: Coming Home (2011 Documentary)
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In the decade since the attacks on Sept. 11th, 2001, more than 6000 American lives have been lost in the War on Terror... (51 mins.)
Stars: Bob Kerr
 
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Life Beyond the Battle (2011 Documentary)
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Afghanistan War has reached its 10th year during a critical moment. While doubts are emerging amongst the NATO troops... (25 mins.)
 
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Grounds for Resistance (2011 Documentary)
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Inspired by the Vietnam-era G.I. coffeehouse movement, young American veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan... (50 mins.)
Director: Lisa Gilman
 
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Dealin (2012 Documentary)
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A true life documentary about the Battle of Wanat which is documented by the US Army and DOD as the... (105 mins.)
 
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Black Friday: Dark Dawn (2012)
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This is how the Marine Corps turns raw recruits into certified members of the world's most lethal fighting machine... (102 mins.)
 
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Semper Fi: One Marine's Journey (2007 Documentary)
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A Gay Marine's crisis of conscience while serving in Iraq. (73 mins.)
Director: Vince DiPersio
 
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The Way We Get By (2009 Documentary)
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On call 24/7 for the past six years, three senior citizens have made history by greeting nearly one million U.S... (84 mins.)
Director: Aron Gaudet
 
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Rescue Warriors (2005 TV Series)
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Stars: Wil Willis
 
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My War, My Story (2007 Documentary)
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This is not an anti-military documentary. It's not about interviews with civilian demonstrators and intellectuals... (88 mins.)
Director: Andy Blood
 
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Saints and Soldiers (2003)
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Four American soldiers and one Brit fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre. (90 mins.)
Director: Ryan Little
 
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365 Boots on Ground (2005 Documentary)
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Follow the personal experience of one soldier and his unit through the process of deploying to Iraq... (110 mins.)
Director: Kc Wayland
 
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Along Recovery (2012 Documentary)
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Army veteran Justin Springer served two tours in Iraq where he witnessed dozens of Soldiers in his unit... (94 mins.)
 
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Frontline (1983 TV Series)
Episode: A Company of Soldiers (2005)
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Investigative journalist documentaries. (60 mins.)
 
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Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor (2013 Documentary)
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In the documentary, Comedy Warriors - Healing Through Humor, five severely wounded Iraq/Afghanistan... (75 mins.)
Director: John Wager
 
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The Blood of My Brother (2005 Documentary)
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While volunteering to guard the ancient mosque in Kadhimiya, Ra'ad, an Iraqi portrait photographer, is shot and killed by an American patrol. His brother Ibrahim dreams of revenge. (90 mins.)
Director: Andrew Berends
 
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The Surge: The Whole Story (2009 Documentary)
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In 2007, the situation in Iraq was desperate and required a new strategy...the Surge. THE SURGE: THE... (80 mins.)
Director: Bruce Van Dusen
 
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Generation War (2013 Mini-Series)
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Five friends go out to war and promise each other to be back for Christmas. (270 mins.)
 
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Mighty Ships (2008 TV Series)
Episode: USS Nimitz (2009)
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Worlds largest Aircraft Carrier.
 
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Mighty Ships (2008 TV Series)
Episode: USS Kentucky (SSBN-737) (2010)
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The USS Kentucky, an Ohio-Class ballistic nuclear-powered submarine, is virtually undetectable.
 
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Warriors of the French Foreign Legion (2000 Documentary)
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It's been called an army of thieves and cutthroats. A band of hired killers. But from the burning sands... (50 mins.)
Director: Scott Hillier
 
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Air Force Afghanistan (2009 TV Series)
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(45 mins.)
 
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Young Soldiers (2011 TV Series)
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(57 mins.)
Director: Dov Freedman
 
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Rethink Afghanistan (2009 Documentary)
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Rethink Afghanistan is a ground-breaking, full-length documentary focusing on the key issues surrounding the war... (62 mins.)
 
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Air Force (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Afghanistan (2005)
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A documentary series about the Royal New Zealand Air Force. (30 mins.)
 
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Korengal (2014 Documentary)
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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. (84 mins.)
 
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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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Beyond Treason (2005 Documentary)
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This extremely powerful 89 minute film presents comprehensive documentation from United States Government archives of a massive cover-up... (89 mins.)
Director: William Lewis
 
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Camp Victory, Afghanistan (2010 Documentary)
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Camp Victory, Afghanistan is the true story of the American Exit Strategy. Using 300 hours of footage shot over the course of three years... (88 mins.)
Director: Carol Dysinger
 
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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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Bulletproof Salesman (2008 Documentary)
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Fidelis Cloer is a self-confessed war profiteer who found The Perfect War when the US invaded Iraq. It wasn't about selling a dozen cars, or even a hundred, it was a thousand-car war where security would become the ultimate product. (70 mins.)
 
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Commando: On the Front Line (2007 TV Series)
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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.
 
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The Hornet's Nest (2014 Documentary)
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Armed only with their cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history. (93 mins.)
 
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Body of War (2007 Documentary)
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The story of an injured American veteran returning home from the war Iraq is set against the backdrop of a critical indictment of the government's handling of the U.S.-led invasion. (87 mins.)
 
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Two Weeks in Hell (2009 Documentary)
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The U.S. Army Special Forces Green Berets are America's elite warfare specialists. Who are they and what does it take to become one? (120 mins.)
Director: Bobby Williams
 
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Severe Clear (2009 Documentary)
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As part of the first wave in the War on Terror, First Lieutenant Mike Scotti (awarded the Navy and Marine... (93 mins.)
Director: Kristian Fraga
 
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Battle for Haditha (2007)
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An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb. (97 mins.)
Director: Nick Broomfield
 
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Soldier Girls (1981 Documentary)
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A documentary about women's basic training in Fort Georgia. (87 mins.)
 
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The Ground Truth (2006 Documentary)
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The filmmaker's subjects are patriotic young Americans - ordinary men and women who heeded the call for military service in Iraq... (72 mins.)
 
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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 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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A Line in the Sand (2009)
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Line in the Sand is the story of two US Marines lost in the wastelands of Iraq fighting insurgency, the environment, their own ideologies, and eventually each other, to survive. (85 mins.)
Director: Rob Botts
 
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Surviving the Cut (2010 TV Series)
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With extraordinary, unprecedented access, Surviving the Cut takes viewers into the intense world of military elite forces training...
 
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Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington (2013 Documentary)
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Documentary about deceased photojournalist Tim Hetherington directed by Sebastian Junger. Together with... (78 mins.)
 
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The War Photographers (2013 Documentary)
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'The War Photographers' recounts the personal experiences of award-winning photojournalists who risk... (28 mins.)
Director: Steven Kochones
 
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The Last Patrol (2014 Documentary)
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Two journalists and two veterans examine war. (87 mins.)
 
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Inside Combat Rescue (2013 TV Series)
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An elite Combat Rescue team of the US Air Force, rescue wounded American or Allied forces in lethal danger... (45 mins.)
 
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Heroes of Hell's Highway (2012 Mini-Series)
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Episode 1: Welcome to Afghanistan In Afghanistan, a decade-old war rages on. Here the Second Platoon... (60 mins.)