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Saving Private Ryan
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. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore Action | Drama | War 169 mins.
King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. Dir: Zack Snyder With: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham Action | Fantasy | War 117 mins.
Gone with the Wind
A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. Dir: Victor Fleming With: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell Drama | Romance | War 238 mins.
Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war. Dir: Michael Bay With: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett Action | Drama | Romance | War 183 mins.
As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn Biography | Drama | History | War 150 mins.
A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. Dir: Oliver Stone With: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe Drama | War 120 mins.
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. Dir: Peter Berg With: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch Action | Biography | Drama | Thriller | War 121 mins.
Good Morning, Vietnam
An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam. Dir: Barry Levinson With: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran Comedy | Drama | War 121 mins.
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. Dir: Quentin Tarantino With: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth Adventure | Drama | War 153 mins.
Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son. Dir: Roland Emmerich With: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson Action | Drama | War 165 mins.
Life of a Russian doctor/poet who, although married, falls for a political activist's wife and experiences hardships during the Bolshevik Revolution. Dir: David Lean With: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin Drama | History | Romance | War 197 mins.
The Last Samurai
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle. Dir: Edward Zwick With: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly Action | Drama | History | War 154 mins.
Black Hawk Down
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. Dir: Ridley Scott With: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore Drama | History | Thriller | War 144 mins.
300: Rise of an Empire
Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy. Dir: Noam Murro With: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey Action | Drama | Fantasy | War 102 mins.
The General's Daughter
When the daughter of a well-known and well-respected base commander is murdered, an undercover detective is summoned to look into the matter and finds a slew of cover-ups at West Point. Dir: Simon West With: John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller | War 116 mins.
In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart. Dir: Anthony Minghella With: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger Drama | Romance | War 154 mins.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
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. Dir: Peter Weir With: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd Action | Adventure | Drama | War 138 mins.
Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun. Dir: Ivan Reitman With: Bill Murray, John Candy, Harold Ramis Comedy | War 106 mins.
A dramatization of the 20 July assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Hitler during World War II. Dir: Bryan Singer With: Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Carice van Houten Drama | History | Thriller | War 121 mins.
The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and hijinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war. Dir: Robert Altman With: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt Comedy | War | Drama 116 mins.
A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave. Dir: Lasse Hallström With: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins Drama | Romance | War 108 mins.
Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis Drama | War 146 mins.
The English Patient
At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair. Dir: Anthony Minghella With: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe Drama | Romance | War 162 mins.
We Were Soldiers
The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it. Dir: Randall Wallace With: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear Action | Drama | History | War 138 mins.
The Monuments Men
An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. Dir: George Clooney With: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray Biography | Drama | War 118 mins.
A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine. Dir: Jonathan Mostow With: Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel Action | War 116 mins.
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, a commoner begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist. Dir: Mel Gibson With: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan Action | Biography | Drama | History | War 177 mins.
The Last of the Mohicans
Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War. Dir: Michael Mann With: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means Action | Adventure | Drama | History | Romance | War 112 mins.
Act of Valor
An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent. Dir: Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh With: Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez, Nestor Serrano Action | Thriller | War 110 mins.
Born on the Fourth of July
The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for. Dir: Oliver Stone With: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava Biography | Drama | War 145 mins.
A sheltered young high society woman joins the army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected. Dir: Howard Zieff With: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante Comedy | War 109 mins.
Parody of "Top Gun" in which a talented but unstable fighter pilot must overcome the ghosts of his father and save a mission sabotaged by greedy weapons manufacturers. Dir: Jim Abrahams With: Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino Action | Comedy | War 84 mins.
Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator. Dir: Breck Eisner With: Matthew McConaughey, Penélope Cruz, Steve Zahn Action | Adventure | Comedy | Thriller | War 124 mins.
Legends of the Fall
Epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love. Dir: Edward Zwick With: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn Drama | Romance | War | Western 133 mins.
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. Dir: Sam Mendes With: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black Biography | Drama | War 125 mins.
Rules of Engagement
An attorney defends an officer on trial for ordering his troops to fire on civilians after they stormed a U.S. embassy in a third world country. Dir: William Friedkin With: Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Guy Pearce Action | Drama | War 128 mins.
In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, 4 soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help. Dir: David O. Russell With: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube Action | Adventure | Comedy | Drama | War 114 mins.
Behind Enemy Lines
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. Dir: John Moore With: Gene Hackman, Owen Wilson, Gabriel Macht Action | War | Drama | Thriller 106 mins.
Courage Under Fire
A US Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor. Dir: Edward Zwick With: Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips Drama | Mystery | Thriller | War 117 mins.
A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Dir: Antoine Fuqua With: Clive Owen, Stephen Dillane, Keira Knightley Action | Adventure | Drama | History | War 126 mins.
Enemy at the Gates
A Russian sniper and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad. Dir: Jean-Jacques Annaud With: Jude Law, Ed Harris, Joseph Fiennes Drama | History | Thriller | War 131 mins.
Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan. Dir: Joe Wright With: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn Drama | Mystery | Romance | War 123 mins.
A Bridge Too Far
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. Dir: Richard Attenborough With: Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine Drama | History | War 175 mins.
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. Dir: Anthony Hemingway With: Cuba Gooding Jr., Gerald McRaney, David Oyelowo Action | Adventure | Drama | History | War 125 mins.
Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand. Dir: Baz Luhrmann With: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Shea Adams Adventure | Drama | History | Romance | War 165 mins.
Kingdom of Heaven
Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people. Dir: Ridley Scott With: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson Action | Adventure | Drama | History | War 144 mins.
Full Metal Jacket
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. Dir: Stanley Kubrick With: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio Drama | War 116 mins.
A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers. Dir: Dan Bradley With: Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Josh Hutcherson Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller | War 93 mins.
Tears of the Sun
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. Dir: Antoine Fuqua With: Bruce Willis, Cole Hauser, Monica Bellucci Action | Drama | Thriller | War 121 mins.
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. Dir: Sylvester Stallone With: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden Action | Thriller | War 92 mins.