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1. American Sniper (2014)

R | 132 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.4
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72 Metascore

Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

Writers: Jason Hall, Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, James Defelice | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Cole Konis

2. Boyhood (I) (2014)

R | 165 min | Drama

8.2
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100 Metascore

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

Writer: Richard Linklater | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith

3. The Hurt Locker (2008)

R | 131 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.6
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94 Metascore

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

Writer: Mark Boal | Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce

4. Oldboy (2013)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

5.7
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49 Metascore

Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for twenty years without reason.

Writers: Garon Tsuchiya, Nobuaki Minegishi, Mark Protosevich | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley

5. Jarhead (2005)

R | 125 min | Drama, War

7.1
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58 Metascore

Based on former Marine Anthony Swofford's best-selling 2003 book about his pre-Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and about his experiences fighting in Kuwait.

Writers: William Broyles Jr., Anthony Swofford | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black, Scott MacDonald

6. Brothers & Sisters (2006–2011)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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The story of the drama surrounding a family's adult siblings.

Creator: Jon Robin Baitz | Stars: Dave Annable, Calista Flockhart, Rachel Griffiths, Ron Rifkin

7. Green Zone (2010)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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63 Metascore

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.

Writers: Brian Helgeland, Rajiv Chandrasekaran | Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Jason Isaacs, Greg Kinnear, Igal Naor

8. Generation Kill (2008 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 70 min | Drama, War

8.7
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A Rolling Stone reporter, embedded with The 1st Recon Marines chronicles his experiences during the first wave of the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003.

Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen, Jon Huertas

9. The Ghost (2010)

PG-13 | 128 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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77 Metascore

A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

Writers: Robert Harris, Roman Polanski | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Jon Bernthal

10. The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

R | 94 min | Comedy, War

6.3
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54 Metascore

A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.

Writers: Peter Straughan, Jon Ronson | Director: Grant Heslov | Stars: Ewan McGregor, George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges

11. W. (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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56 Metascore

A chronicle on the life and presidency of George W. Bush.

Writer: Stanley Weiser | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, Ioan Gruffudd, Colin Hanks

12. The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.5
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82 Metascore

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Writers: Jeffrey Caine, John le Carré | Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston

13. The Kingdom (2007)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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56 Metascore

A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.

Writer: Matthew Michael Carnahan | Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman

14. Fair Game (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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69 Metascore

CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.

Writers: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Joseph Wilson, Valerie Plame Wilson | Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Sonya Davison, Vanessa Chong

15. The Marine (2006)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.6
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45 Metascore

A group of diamond thieves on the run kidnap the wife of a recently discharged marine who goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her.

Writers: Michelle Gallagher, Alan B. McElroy | Director: John Bonito | Stars: John Cena, Kelly Carlson, Robert Patrick, Anthony Ray Parker

16. Lions for Lambs (2007)

R | 92 min | Drama, Thriller, War

6.2
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47 Metascore

Injuries sustained by two Army rangers behind enemy lines in Afghanistan set off a sequence of events involving a congressman, a journalist and a professor.

Writer: Matthew Michael Carnahan | Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Michael Peña

17. Stop-Loss (2008)

R | 112 min | Drama, War

6.5
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61 Metascore

A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.

Writers: Mark Richard, Kimberly Peirce | Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Abbie Cornish, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rob Brown

18. The Messenger (I) (2009)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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77 Metascore

An American soldier struggles with an ethical dilemma when he becomes involved with a widow of a fallen officer.

Writers: Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman | Director: Oren Moverman | Stars: Ben Foster, Samantha Morton, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone

19. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary

7.5
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67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Writer: Michael Moore | Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

20. In the Valley of Elah (2007)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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65 Metascore

A retired military investigator works with a police detective to uncover the truth behind his son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Writers: Paul Haggis, Mark Boal | Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Jonathan Tucker, Jason Patric

21. The Lucky Ones (2008)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.0
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53 Metascore

The story revolves around three soldiers - Colee, TK and Cheever - who return from the war after suffering injuries and learn that life has moved on without them. They end up on an ... See full summary »

Writers: Neil Burger, Dirk Wittenborn | Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins, Michael Peña, Molly Hagan

22. Taking Chance (2009 TV Movie)

77 min | Drama, War

7.5
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Based on real-life events, Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, a volunteer military escort officer, accompanies the body of 19-year-old Marine Chance Phelps back to his hometown of Dubois, Wyoming.

Writers: Michael Strobl, Ross Katz | Director: Ross Katz | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Tom Aldredge, Nicholas Art, Blanche Baker

23. Franklyn (2008)

R | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Preest is a masked vigilante detective, searching for his nemesis on the streets of Meanwhile City, a monolithic fantasy metropolis ruthlessly governed by faith and religious fervor. Esser ... See full summary »

Writer: Gerald McMorrow | Director: Gerald McMorrow | Stars: Eva Green, Ryan Phillippe, Sam Riley, Bernard Hill

24. Dirty Wars (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

Writers: David Riker, Jeremy Scahill | Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Jeremy Scahill, Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi, Muqbal Al Kazemi

25. Home of the Brave (2006)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama, War

5.6
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42 Metascore

Three soldiers struggle to readjust to life at home after returning home from a lengthy tour in Iraq.

Writers: Mark Friedman, Irwin Winkler | Director: Irwin Winkler | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, 50 Cent, Jessica Biel, Brian Presley

26. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Crime, War

7.9
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82 Metascore

An in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002.

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

27. The Contractor (2007 Video)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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An ex-CIA agent is asked to take out a terrorist, only to realize he's been set up by his former employer.

Writers: Robert Foster, Joshua Michael Stern, Robert Katz, André Farwagi | Director: Josef Rusnak | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Eliza Bennett, Lena Headey, Ralph Brown

28. The Tiger and the Snow (2005)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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22 Metascore

A love-struck Italian poet is stuck in Iraq at the onset of an American invasion.

Writers: Roberto Benigni, Vincenzo Cerami | Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Jean Reno, Nicoletta Braschi, Tom Waits

29. American Dreamz (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Music

5.5
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45 Metascore

The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.

Writer: Paul Weitz | Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Willem Dafoe

30. Grace Is Gone (2007)

PG-13 | 85 min | Drama

6.8
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65 Metascore

Upon hearing his wife was killed in the Iraq war, a father takes his two daughters on a road trip.

Writer: James C. Strouse | Director: James C. Strouse | Stars: John Cusack, Emily Churchill, Rebecca Spence, Jennifer Tyler

31. Redacted (2007)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, War

6.1
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52 Metascore

The devastating reconstruction of the rape and murder of a 15-year-old Iraqi girl by American soldiers in Samarra in 2006.

Writer: Brian De Palma | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Patrick Carroll, Rob Devaney, Izzy Diaz, Ty Jones

32. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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73 Metascore

A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Writers: Alex Gibney, Hunter S. Thompson | Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo, David Carlo

33. A Marine Story (2010)

98 min | Drama

6.0
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51 Metascore

Marine officer Alexandra is tough enough to kick any guy's ass in a bar fight, but there's one opponent she can't beat: military policy. When she returns to her conservative hometown from ... See full summary »

Writer: Ned Farr | Director: Ned Farr | Stars: Dreya Weber, Paris P. Pickard, Anthony Michael Jones, Christine Mourad

34. Murderball (2005)

R | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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87 Metascore

Quadriplegics, who play full-contact rugby in wheelchairs, overcome unimaginable obstacles to compete in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Directors: Henry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro | Stars: Joe Soares, Keith Cavill, Mark Zupan, Joe Bishop

35. The Walker (2007)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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55 Metascore

An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.

Writer: Paul Schrader | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lauren Bacall, Ned Beatty

36. Memorial Day (2011)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, History

6.1
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Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. ... See full summary »

Writers: Jeff Traxler, Marc Conklin | Director: Samuel Fischer | Stars: Jonathan Bennett, James Cromwell, John Cromwell, Jackson Bond

37. Delta Farce (2007)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.4
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17 Metascore

Three bumbling Army reservists bound for Iraq are accidentally dropped at Mexican village besieged by hostile forces.

Writers: Bear Aderhold, Tom Sullivan | Director: C.B. Harding | Stars: Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, DJ Qualls, Michael Rose

38. Red White & Blue (2010)

103 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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81 Metascore

A woman attracts the attention of a psychotic former Army interrogator and an emotionally fragile young man caring for his ailing mother.

Writer: Simon Rumley | Director: Simon Rumley | Stars: Amanda Fuller, Marc Senter, Jon Michael Davis, Nick Holden

39. Screwed (I) (2011)

110 min | Crime, Drama

5.5
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The film is a semi-biographical story based on the experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson who spent seven years working in some of the UK's most dangerous prisons. Based on ... See full summary »

Writers: Ronnie Thompson, Colin Butts | Director: Reg Traviss | Stars: James D'Arcy, Noel Clarke, Frank Harper, Kate Magowan

40. Battle for Haditha (2007)

R | 97 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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65 Metascore

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.

Writers: Nick Broomfield, Marc Hoeferlin, Anna Telford | Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Matthew Knoll, Elliot Ruiz, Eric Mehalacopoulos, Nathan De La Cruz

41. Saving Private Perez (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western

6.0
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56 Metascore

A Mexican crime lord is forced by his mother to plan a suicidal rescue mission to find his lost brother in the most unexpected place on Earth...

Writers: Francisco Payó González, Beto Gómez | Director: Beto Gómez | Stars: Miguel Rodarte, Jesús Ochoa, Joaquín Cosio, Gerardo Taracena

42. Day Zero (2007)

R | 92 min | Drama

6.0
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41 Metascore

The military draft is back, three best friends are drafted and given 30 days to report for duty. In that time, they're forced to confront everything they believe about courage, duty, love, friendship and honor.

Writer: Robert Malkani | Director: Bryan Gunnar Cole | Stars: Elijah Wood, Chris Klein, Jon Bernthal, Ginnifer Goodwin

43. Kabluey (2007)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

6.7
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62 Metascore

Inept Salman comes to help his sister-in-law tend to his holy terror nephews while Salman's brother is off fighting in Iraq. Salman must take a humiliating job as a giant blue corporate ... See full summary »

Writer: Scott Prendergast | Director: Scott Prendergast | Stars: Scott Prendergast, Lisa Kudrow, Teri Garr, Christine Taylor

44. Manticore (2005 TV Movie)

88 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

3.8
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Commandos in Iraq looking for terrorists find a man-eating monster instead.

Writer: John Werner | Director: Tripp Reed | Stars: Robert Beltran, Jeff Fahey, Chase Masterson, Heather Donahue

45. Soldiers Pay (2004)

35 min | Documentary, Short, War

6.7
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Filmmakers Tricia Regan, David O. Russell and Juan Carlos Zaldivar interview dozens of people about the 2004 Iraq war, including soldiers, journalists, politicians, psycholgists, and even a... See full summary »

Directors: Tricia Regan, David O. Russell, Juan Carlos Zaldívar | Stars: David Dreier, Matt Novak

46. American Son (2008)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.7
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The story of a young Marine, fresh from Camp Pendleton, who is forced to confront the complexities of adulthood and a volatile home life during a four-day Thanksgiving leave.

Writers: Eric Schmid, Neil Abramson | Director: Neil Abramson | Stars: Nick Cannon, Matt Sigloch, Dotan Baer, Justin Diedolf

47. A Line in the Sand (2009)

Drama, War

6.3
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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.

Writer: Chris Montgomery-Bender | Director: Rob Botts | Stars: Gary Weeks, Rob Botts, Paul J. Alessi, Amie Barsky

48. No End in Sight (2007)

102 min | Documentary, War

8.3
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89 Metascore

A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country.

Writer: Charles Ferguson | Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Campbell Scott, Gerald Burke, Ali Fadhil, Omar Fekeiki

49. Sniper: Inside the Crosshairs (2009 TV Movie)

War

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Writer: Kelly McPherson | Director: Emre Sahin | Stars: Scott Levy, Chad Mathews, Matthew R. Anderson, Nathan Lee Brynner

50. Turtles Can Fly (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, War

8.0
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85 Metascore

Near the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of an American invasion, refugee children like 13-year-old Kak (Ebrahim), gauge and await their fate.

Writer: Bahman Ghobadi | Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Soran Ebrahim, Avaz Latif, Saddam Hossein Feysal, Hiresh Feysal Rahman