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1. Spider-Man (2002)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure

7.3
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73 Metascore

When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.

Writers: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, David Koepp | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

2. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.0
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35 Metascore

Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.

Writers: Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson

3. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.5
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The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

4. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, War

8.5
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96 Metascore

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern, Peter George | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

5. Pearl Harbor (2001)

PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.0
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44 Metascore

Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war.

Writer: Randall Wallace | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, William Lee Scott

6. 2012 (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.8
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49 Metascore

A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.

Writers: Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser | Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet

7. The Pacific (2010 TV Mini-Series)

52 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Sebastian Bertoli

8. Red Tails (2012)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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46 Metascore

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.

Writers: John Ridley, Aaron McGruder, John B. Holway | Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Gerald McRaney, David Oyelowo, Andre Royo

9. Stripes (1981)

R | 106 min | Comedy, War

6.9
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Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.

Writers: Len Blum, Daniel Goldberg, Harold Ramis | Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, John Candy, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates

10. Crimson Tide (1995)

R | 116 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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66 Metascore

On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.

Writers: Michael Schiffer, Richard P. Henrick | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington, Matt Craven, George Dzundza

11. 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

12. Emperor (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, History

6.5
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48 Metascore

As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

Writers: Vera Blasi, David Klass, Shiro Okamoto | Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Matthew Fox, Colin Moy, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune

13. From Here to Eternity (1953)

TV-PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.8
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In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.

Writers: Daniel Taradash, James Jones | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

14. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

PG | 93 min | Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Writers: George Clooney, Grant Heslov | Director: George Clooney | Stars: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels

15. 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

16. Soldier's Girl (2003 TV Movie)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.0
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The true story of the price a young soldier paid for falling in love with a transsexual night-club performer.

Writer: Ron Nyswaner | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Troy Garity, Lee Pace, Andre Braugher, Shawn Hatosy

17. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Unrated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?

Writers: Wendell Mayes, John D. Voelker | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell

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. In Harm's Way (1965)

Approved | 165 min | Drama, War

7.4
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A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.

Writers: Wendell Mayes, James Bassett | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon

20. Che: Part Two (2008)

Not Rated | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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64 Metascore

In 1967, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara leads a small partisan army to fight an ill-fated revolutionary guerrilla war in Bolivia, South America.

Writers: Peter Buchman, Benjamin A. van der Veen, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Demian Bichir, Rodrigo Santoro, Benicio Del Toro, Catalina Sandino Moreno

21. Dirty Wars (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.4
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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

22. Midway (1976)

PG | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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A dramatization of the battle that turned out to be the turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II.

Writer: Donald S. Sanford | Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford

23. The Caine Mutiny (1954)

TV-PG | 124 min | Drama, War

7.9
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When a US Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.

Writers: Stanley Roberts, Michael Blankfort, Herman Wouk | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray

24. Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964–1969)

30 min | Comedy, War

7.2
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The misadventures of a bumbling Marine named Gomer Pyle.

Creator: Aaron Ruben | Stars: Jim Nabors, Frank Sutton, Ronnie Schell, Roy Stuart

25. 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

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

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, History, War

8.2
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87 Metascore

A film about the former US Secretary of Defense and the various difficult lessons he learned about the nature and conduct of modern war.

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

27. Restrepo (2010)

R | 93 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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85 Metascore

A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.

Directors: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger | Stars: The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Juan 'Doc Restrepo, Dan Kearney, LaMonta Caldwell

28. Fail-Safe (1964)

Approved | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?

Writers: Walter Bernstein, Eugene Burdick, Harvey Wheeler | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Dan O'Herlihy

29. G.I. Blues (1960)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
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Tulsa is a specialist in the US Army stationed in Germany. He loves to sing and has dreams to run his own nightclub when he leaves the army....but dreams don't come cheap. Tulsa places a ... See full summary »

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Henry Garson | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers, James Douglas

30. King Kong Lives (1986)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

3.7
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Kong falls from the twin towers and he appears to be alive!

Writers: Merian C. Cooper, Steven Pressfield, Ronald Shusett, Edgar Wallace | Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Brian Kerwin, Linda Hamilton, Peter Elliott, George Antoni

31. Mister Roberts (1955)

Unrated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.9
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Comedy-drama about life on a not particularly important ship of the US Navy during WW2.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Joshua Logan, Thomas Heggen | Directors: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan | Stars: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon

32. Never So Few (1959)

Approved | 125 min | Drama, War

6.0
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Captain Tom Reynolds and his band of skilled O.S.S. operatives are in WWII Burma to train the Kachin natives in modern warfare. But jungle combat, particularly against a Japanese army as ... See full summary »

Writers: Millard Kaufman, Tom T. Chamales | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lawford, Steve McQueen

33. Hell Is for Heroes (1962)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, War

7.1
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Small squad must hold off German attack.

Writers: Richard Carr, Robert Pirosh | Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Steve McQueen, Bobby Darin, Fess Parker, Harry Guardino

34. The War (2007 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 124 min | Documentary, War

8.9
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A seven-part series focusing on the many ways in which the Second World War impacted the lives of American families.

Stars: Keith David, Katharine Phillips, Tom Hanks, Paul Fussell

35. 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

36. Winter Soldier (1972)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, History, War

8.0
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For three days in 1971, former US soldiers who were in Vietnam testify in Detroit about their war experiences. Nearly 30 speak, describing atrocities personally committed or witnessed, ... See full summary »

Stars: Rusty Sachs, Joe Bangert, Scott Shimabukuro, Kenneth Campbell

37. Run Silent Run Deep (1958)

TV-PG | 93 min | War, Action, Drama

7.4
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A U.S. sub commander, obsessed with sinking a certain Japanese ship, butts heads with his first officer and crew.

Writers: John Gay, Edward L. Beach | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden, Brad Dexter

38. Crysis (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.7
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Sent in to investigate an alien meteor crash, Nomad must fight through the North Korean Army which has also arrived, only to discover North Korea is the least of their worries.

Writers: Martin Lancaster, Tim Partlett, Greg Sarjeant | Director: Cevat Yerli | Stars: Claudia Black, André Sogliuzzo, Kristy Swanson, Lahmard J. Tate

39. The Long Gray Line (1955)

138 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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The life story of a salt-of-the-earth Irish immigrant, who becomes an Army Noncommissioned Officer and spends his 50 year career at the United States Military Academy at West Point. This ... See full summary »

Writers: Edward Hope, Marty Maher, Nardi Reeder Campion | Director: John Ford | Stars: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Robert Francis, Donald Crisp

40. Path to War (2002 TV Movie)

165 min | Drama

7.5
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In the mid-1960s, President Johnson and his foreign-policy team debate the decision to withdraw from or escalate the war in Vietnam.

Writer: Daniel Giat | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Michael Gambon, Donald Sutherland, Alec Baldwin, Bruce McGill

41. Flying Leathernecks (1951)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, War, Action

6.4
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Major Kirby leads The Wildcats squadron into the historic WWII battle of Guadalcanal.

Writers: James Edward Grant, Kenneth Gamet | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Don Taylor, Janis Carter

42. Big Jim McLain (1952)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.2
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U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee investigators Jim McLain and Mal Baxter attempt to break up a ring of Communist Party troublemakers in Hawaii (ignoring somewhat, as do their ... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen Vincent Benet, James Edward Grant, Richard English, Eric Taylor | Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Wayne, Nancy Olson, James Arness, Alan Napier

43. 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.

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

44. Why We Fight (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary, History, War

8.1
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68 Metascore

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.

Writer: Eugene Jarecki | Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Gore Vidal, John McCain, Ken Adelman, John Ashcroft

45. Cold War (1998 TV Mini-Series)

1,120 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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A 24-part series which deals with the relations between the United States, the Soviet Union and their respective allies between the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Richard Nixon, Anatoli Dobrynin, John F. Kennedy

46. Halls of Montezuma (1950)

Approved | 113 min | Adventure, War, Drama

6.7
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A company of Marines races against the clock to find a Japanese rocket base.

Writer: Michael Blankfort | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Reginald Gardiner, Robert Wagner

47. Judgement in Berlin (1988)

PG | 96 min | Drama

5.9
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American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.

Writers: Herbert J. Stern, Joshua Sinclair, Leo Penn | Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sam Wanamaker, Max Gail, Jürgen Heinrich

48. 'Gung Ho!': The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders (1943)

88 min | Drama, History, War

6.3
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The true story of Carlson's Raiders and their World War II attack on Makin Island.

Writers: W.S. LeFrançois, Lucien Hubbard, Joseph Hoffman | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Randolph Scott, Alan Curtis, Noah Beery Jr., J. Carrol Naish

49. Strategic Air Command (1955)

Approved | 112 min | Action, Drama, War

6.4
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Lt. Col. Robert (Dutch) Holland was a third baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, not a pitcher. While at spring training a B-36 flew over the field and Dutch was standing on third base. ... See full summary »

Writers: Valentine Davies, Beirne Lay Jr. | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Lovejoy, Barry Sullivan

50. Attack (1956)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, War, Action

7.5
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During the closing days of WWII, a National Guard Infantry Company is assigned the task of setting up artillery observation posts in a strategic area. Lieutenant Costa knows that Cooney is ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Brooks, James Poe | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert, Robert Strauss