Most Popular "Prisoner Of War" Titles
- Movies or TV
- IMDb Rating
- Instant Watch Options
- In Theaters
- On TV
- Release Year
1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.
Votes: 557,391 | Gross: $936.63M
2. Homeland (2011– )
TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.
3. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
R | 169 min | Action, Drama, War
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
Votes: 876,199 | Gross: $216.12M
4. Fury (2014)
R | 134 min | Action, Drama, War
1945, in the World War II Germany, the tough Sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier commands a tank and survives a German attack with his veteran crew composed of Boyd 'Bible' Swan, Trini 'Gordo' ... See full summary »
Votes: 300,682 | Gross: $85.71M
5. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.
Votes: 505,379 | Gross: $176.64M
6. Black Hawk Down (2001)
R | 144 min | Drama, History, War
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.
Votes: 290,826 | Gross: $108.64M
7. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
8. Unbroken (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 137 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
Votes: 102,651 | Gross: $115.60M
9. The Deer Hunter (1978)
R | 183 min | Drama, War
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.
10. The Wolverine (2013)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.
Votes: 326,359 | Gross: $132.55M
11. The Pianist (2002)
R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, War
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
Votes: 495,095 | Gross: $32.52M
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.
Votes: 832,941 | Gross: $290.16M
13. Dances with Wolves (1990)
PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
Votes: 185,742 | Gross: $184.21M
14. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
Votes: 148,618 | Gross: $27.20M
15. The Great Escape (1963)
Approved | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Allied P.O.W.s plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
16. Son of Saul (2015)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller, War
In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.
Votes: 19,987 | Gross: $1.78M
17. Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, War
The inmates of a German World War II prisoner of war camp conduct an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders.
18. Red Dawn (2012)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Thriller
A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.
Votes: 62,345 | Gross: $44.80M
19. First Blood (1982)
R | 93 min | Action, Adventure
Former Green Beret John Rambo is pursued into the mountains surrounding a small town by a tyrannical sheriff and his deputies, forcing him to survive using his combat skills.
20. Empire of the Sun (1987)
PG | 153 min | Drama, History, War
A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.
Votes: 89,475 | Gross: $22.24M
21. The Water Diviner (2014)
R | 111 min | Drama, War
An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.
Votes: 52,908 | Gross: $4.19M
22. Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
PG-13 | 136 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet.
Votes: 96,073 | Gross: $37.90M
23. Brothers (I) (2009)
R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller
A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan.
Votes: 87,745 | Gross: $28.50M
24. The Railway Man (2013)
R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.
Votes: 27,708 | Gross: $4.44M
25. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.
Votes: 117,118 | Gross: $150.42M
26. Green Zone (2010)
R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 109,869 | Gross: $35.02M
27. Rio Lobo (1970)
G | 114 min | Adventure, Western, Romance
After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.
28. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
R | 141 min | Drama, History, War
The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Votes: 131,801 | Gross: $13.75M
29. The Last Castle (2001)
R | 131 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A court-martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the corrupt system that put him away.
Votes: 56,909 | Gross: $18.21M
30. Rescue Dawn (2006)
PG-13 | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A U.S. fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
Votes: 84,417 | Gross: $5.48M
31. Rambo III (1988)
R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
When his friend Colonel Trautman is captured by Soviets during a mission in Afghanistan, John Rambo sets out to rescue him while taking on the brutal tyrant and his army who rule that region.
Votes: 91,690 | Gross: $53.72M
33. Monsters: Dark Continent (2014)
R | 119 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Ten years on from the events of Monsters, and the 'Infected Zones' have now spread worldwide. In the Middle East a new insurgency has begun. At the same time there has also been a ... See full summary »
34. Kelly's Heroes (1970)
GP | 144 min | Adventure, Comedy, War
A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure.
35. Rob Roy (1995)
R | 139 min | Adventure, Biography
In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the ... See full summary »
Votes: 34,356 | Gross: $31.60M
36. Where Eagles Dare (1968)
M | 158 min | Action, Adventure, War
Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner... but that's not all that's really going on.
37. Red Tails (2012)
PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.
Votes: 28,743 | Gross: $49.88M
38. Uncommon Valor (1983)
R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Ten years after his son went MIA in Vietnam, U.S.Marine retired Colonel Jason Rhodes assembles a private rescue team to find Americans held in POW camps in Laos.
39. The Four Feathers (2002)
PG-13 | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A British officer resigns his post just before battle and subsequently receives four white feathers from his friends and fiancee as symbols of what they believe to be his cowardice.
Votes: 28,072 | Gross: $18.31M
40. Victory (1981)
PG | 116 min | Action, Drama, Sport
As allied POWs prepare for a soccer game against the German National Team to be played in Nazi-occupied Paris, the French Resistance and British officers are making plans for the team's escape.
42. Casualties of War (1989)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, War
During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.
Votes: 33,143 | Gross: $18.67M
43. The Great Raid (2005)
R | 132 min | Action, Drama, War
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.
Votes: 18,154 | Gross: $10.17M
44. Stalag 17 (1953)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, War
When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.
45. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
R | 131 min | Drama, Music, Romance
When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander.
Votes: 28,048 | Gross: $25.53M
46. Hart's War (2002)
R | 125 min | Drama, War
A law student becomes a lieutenant during World War II, is captured and asked to defend a black prisoner of war falsely accused of murder.
Votes: 43,555 | Gross: $19.08M
47. King Rat (1965)
Approved | 134 min | War, Drama
A fast-taking wheeler-dealer corporal in a Malaysian POW camp during WWII uses bribery and larceny to take de facto control of the camp from his senior officers.
48. Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
PG | 118 min | Action, Drama, War
During World War II, several oddly assorted military experts are teamed in a mission to raid and destroy a bridge vital to enemy strategy.
49. Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010 Video Game)
M | Action, Mystery, Thriller
Former Marine Captain and CIA operative Alex Mason, upon interrogation by an unknown party, recounts his violent experiences with the Bay of Pigs, a radical Soviet conspiracy, and the Vietnam war.
50. The Final Countdown (1980)
PG | 103 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.