Most Popular "War Hero" Titles
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1. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
150 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Post-production
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.
2. American Sniper (2014)
R | 132 min | Action, Biography, Drama
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.
3. Fury (2014)
R | 134 min | Action, Drama, War
April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened Army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
4. Homeland (2011– )
TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Active
When Marine Nicolas Brody is hailed as a hero after he returns home from eight years of captivity in Iraq, intelligence officer Carrie Mathison is the only one who suspects that he may have been "turned".
5. The Avengers (2012)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.
6. Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance
Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.
7. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
8. 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.
9. Warrior (2011)
PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, Sport
The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother.
10. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to reclaim their old glory.
11. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years.
13. The Patriot (2000)
R | 165 min | Action, Drama, War
Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.
14. Ender's Game (2013)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion.
15. Battleship (2012)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.
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.
17. The Karate Kid (1984)
PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family
A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.
18. Mulan (1998)
G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.
Writers: Robert D. San Souci, Rita Hsiao, Chris Sanders, Philip LaZebnik, Raymond Singer, Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, Dean DeBlois, John Sanford, Tim Hodge, Burny Mattinson, Barry Johnson, Ed Gombert, Chris Williams, Julius Aguimatang, Lorna Cook, Thom Enriquez, Joe Grant, Floyd Norman, Linda Woolverton, Jodi Ann Johnson, Alan Ormsby, David Reynolds, Don Dougherty, Jorgen Klubien, Denis Rich, Joe Ekers, Theodore Newton, Larry Scholl, Daan Jippes, Frank Nissen, Jeff Snow | Directors: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook | Stars: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Lea Salonga
19. After Earth (2013)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, a millennium after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.
20. The Last Samurai (2003)
R | 154 min | Action, Drama, History
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.
21. Alexander (2004)
R | 175 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest military leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.
22. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Approved | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.
24. Tears of the Sun (2003)
R | 121 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A Special-Ops commander leads his team into the Nigerian jungle in order to rescue a doctor who will only join them if they agree to save 70 refugees too.
26. Air Force One (1997)
R | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them.
27. Rambo (2008)
R | 92 min | Action, Thriller, War
In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit.
PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.
29. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during his World War I service in the Middle East.
30. Escape from New York (1981)
R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi
In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in for a rescue.
31. First Blood (1982)
R | 93 min | Action, Thriller
A Vietnam Veteran uses his combat skills against the lawman of a small town when they arrest and abuse him.
32. Glory (1989)
R | 122 min | Drama, History, War
Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
33. Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
R | 135 min | Drama, History, War
The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in WWII.
34. Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, War, Drama
A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.
36. Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
R | 130 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.
37. Secondhand Lions (2003)
PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A coming-of-age story about a shy, young boy sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles in Texas.
38. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.
39. The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.
41. Vanishing Point (1971)
R | 99 min | Action, Thriller
Kowalski works for a car delivery service. He takes delivery of a 1970 Dodge Challenger to take from Colorado to San Francisco, California. Shortly after pickup, he takes a bet to get the ... See full summary »
42. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War
A historical telling of the failed attempt to capture several bridges on a road to Germany in World War II, in a campaign called Operation Market-Garden.
43. 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.
44. Patton (1970)
GP | 172 min | Biography, Drama, War
The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.
45. The Majestic (2001)
PG | 152 min | Drama
Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.
46. North and South (1985 TV Mini-Series)
561 min | Drama, History, Romance
Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.
47. Walking Tall (2004)
PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Crime
A former U.S. soldier returns to his hometown to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which prompts him to clean house.
48. Rob Roy (1995)
R | 139 min | Action, 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 »
49. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Adventure, War
A US Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers in World War II.
50. 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.