Gulf War

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Movies touching theme of Desert Storm.

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1. Thanks of a Grateful Nation (1998 TV Movie)

204 min | Drama

An examination of the aftermath of Desert Storm and how servicemen and women were affected by it medically.

Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: Ted Danson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Dennehy, Marg Helgenberger

Votes: 233

2. Jarhead (2005)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, War

58 Metascore

A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black, Scott MacDonald

Votes: 158,483 | Gross: $62.66M

3. Courage Under Fire (1996)

R | 116 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

77 Metascore

A U.S. Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips, Michael Moriarty

Votes: 45,343 | Gross: $59.03M

4. The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

76 Metascore

In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep, Kimberly Elise

Votes: 95,201 | Gross: $65.96M

5. Live from Baghdad (2002 TV Movie)

Unrated | 108 min | Drama, War

CNN producer Robert Wiener, his colleague and their crew venture to the Iraqi capital to cover the Gulf War.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Michael Keaton, Helena Bonham Carter, Joshua Leonard, Lili Taylor

Votes: 4,183

6. The Finest Hour (1992)

R | 105 min | Drama, War

Two soldiers form a lasting bond during training to be Navy Seals but soon grow apart as they are sent off to fight in Desert Storm.

Director: Shimon Dotan | Stars: Rob Lowe, Gale Hansen, Tracy Griffith, Eb Lottimer

Votes: 504

7. Bravo Two Zero (1999 TV Movie)

R | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

This is the true story of the most highly decorated British patrol since the Boer war: an eight man SAS team inserted behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf War in January 1991. Their mission ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Jamie Bartlett, Kevin Collins, Ian Curtis

Votes: 3,503

8. House of Saddam (2008– )

TV-MA | 232 min | Biography, Drama, History

A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.

Stars: Igal Naor, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Makram Khoury, Philip Arditti

Votes: 3,308

9. Three Kings (1999)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

82 Metascore

In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, four soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze

Votes: 149,831 | Gross: $60.65M

10. The One That Got Away (1996 TV Movie)

110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

An army unit conducting reconnaissance on the enemy territory is disclosed and defeated. Several surviving soldiers has a desperate running to the border.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Jody Abrahams, Nick Brimble, Simon Burke, David Clatworthy

Votes: 337

11. Tactical Assault (1998 Video)

R | 89 min | Action, Thriller

A deranged Air Force pilot seeks to destroy the life of his former commander, who shot him down during the Gulf War to stop him from shooting on unauthorized and civilian targets.

Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Robert Patrick, Isabel Glasser, Dey Young

Votes: 481

12. A Christmas Visitor (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Leitch | Stars: William Devane, Meredith Baxter, Dean McDermott, Reagan Pasternak

Votes: 825

13. The Law of Enclosures (2000)

111 min | Drama

Story of the same couple, first in their teenage years and then in their twilight years, paradoxically set in the same time during the backdrop of the Gulf War in the Middle East.

Director: John Greyson | Stars: Sarah Polley, Diane Ladd, Brendan Fletcher, Sean McCann

Votes: 196

14. The Jacket (2005)

R | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

44 Metascore

A Gulf war veteran is wrongly sent to a mental institution for insane criminals, where he becomes the object of a doctor's experiments, and his life is completely affected by them.

Director: John Maybury | Stars: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Daniel Craig, Kris Kristofferson

Votes: 101,582 | Gross: $6.30M

15. The Devil's Double (2011)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

52 Metascore

A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein's sadistic son.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi, Philip Quast

Votes: 57,531 | Gross: $1.36M

16. W. (I) (2008)

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

56 Metascore

A chronicle of the life and Presidency of George W. Bush.

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

Votes: 43,538 | Gross: $25.53M

17. Al abwab al Moghlaka (1999)

107 min | Drama

Movie about a guy who is in his last high school year , his life was pretty simple till he started figuring out many things about how life in his society is actually going on .

Director: Atef Hetata | Stars: Mahmood Hemaidah, Sawsan Badr, Ahmed Azmi, Manal Afifi

Votes: 226

18. Contact (1992)

30 min | Short

An American soldier and an Arab soldier confront each other during wartime in the desert, each hoping to kill the other. But in order to survive, they must lay down their arms and cooperate.

Director: Jonathan Darby | Stars: Brad Bovee, Elias Koteas, Ken Lesco, Brad Pitt

Votes: 656

19. L'aube du monde (2008)

95 min | Drama, Romance, War

The Mesopotamian Marshes, at the delta of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, in the south of Iraq. This is where Mastour and Zahra grow up. Shortly after their marriage, Mastour and Zahra are... See full synopsis »

Director: Abbas Fahdel | Stars: Karim Saleh, Hafsia Herzi, Hiam Abbass, Sayed Ragab

Votes: 201

20. A Sense of Purpose: Fighting for Our Lives (2017)

90 min | Drama | Completed

An Army medic struggles to learn how to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder and assimilate back into society after she has been sexually assaulted by her commanding officer.

Director: Jillian Bullock | Stars: John Quinlan, Mark Marcarian, Nick Mangino, Joe Guaglione

21. Surface to Air (1998)

R | 93 min | Action, War

Two brothers, one Navy and the other a Marine, travel to the Persian Gulf to sort out an Iraqi terrorist situation. When one brother is shot down behind enemy lines, the other defies orders... See full summary »

Director: Rodney McDonald | Stars: Michael Madsen, Chad McQueen, Melanie Shatner, Teri Fruichantie

Votes: 250

22. The Heroes of Desert Storm (1991 TV Movie)

92 min | Drama, War

The first Iraq war saw many tragedies and many acts of heroism. This is the story of the conflict seen through the eyes of the men and women involved.

Director: Don Ohlmeyer | Stars: Richard Assad, Lance August, Eric Avery Weiss, Daniel Baldwin

Votes: 87

23. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime

71 Metascore

Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 634,838 | Gross: $17.50M

24. Hot Shots! (1991)

PG-13 | 84 min | Action, Comedy

61 Metascore

A parody of Top Gun (1986) in which a talented but unstable fighter pilot must overcome the ghosts of his father and save a mission sabotaged by greedy weapons manufacturers.

Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 89,191 | Gross: $69.47M

25. Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Comedy

"Rambo" parody in which Topper Harley leads a rescue team into Iraq to save Iraqi war prisoners and all of their previous rescue teams.

Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino, Richard Crenna

Votes: 75,937 | Gross: $38.91M

26. Operacja Samum (1999)

88 min | Action, Drama

A spy tries to rescue his son from Iraqui prison, while the intelligence agency plots to use the agent in its own hidden agenda.

Director: Wladyslaw Pasikowski | Stars: Marek Kondrat, Boguslaw Linda, Olaf Lubaszenko, Anna Korcz

Votes: 523

27. Uncle Sam (1996 Video)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

Desert Storm vet who was killed in combat rises from the grave on July Fourth, to kill the unpatriotic citizens of his hometown, after some teens burn an American flag over his burial site.

Director: William Lustig | Stars: William Smith, David 'Shark' Fralick, Christopher Ogden, Leslie Neale

Votes: 2,047

28. Most Wanted (1997)

R | 99 min | Action, Thriller

A Marine on death row is recruited by a shadowy U.S. military officer as part of a top-secret ops team, then gets framed for murder when the team and its officer set him up as the fall guy for the assassination of the First Lady.

Director: David Hogan | Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jon Voight, Robert Kotecki, Rick Cramer

Votes: 5,226 | Gross: $6.32M

29. Detonator (1993 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

A German scientist has aided an ex-Soviet General in constructing a nuclear weapon, which is now in the possession of an American mercenary, heading across Europe in a hijacked goods train.... See full summary »

Director: David Jackson | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Patrick Stewart, Alexandra Paul, Ted Levine

Votes: 2,971

30. Airlift (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, History

When Iraq invades Kuwait in August, 1990, a callous Indian businessman becomes the spokesperson for more than 170,000 stranded countrymen.

Director: Raja Menon | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur, Kumud Mishra, Prakash Belawadi

Votes: 45,795

31. Syn Babilonu (2009)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

A willful young boy follows his just as obstinate grandmother in a journey across Iraq, determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed's father, who never returned from war.

Director: Mohamed Al Daradji | Stars: Shazada Hussein, Yasser Talib, Bashir Al Majid, Salih Abdul Rahman Farhad

Votes: 995

32. To Rest in Peace (2011)

19 min | Short, Drama, History

Occupied Kuwait, 1990. Two dead bodies lie in the street. Day after day, everyone passes them by, afraid to stop. Except one man.

Director: Fawaz Al-Matrouk | Stars: Michael Benyaer, Rajia Baroudi, Merik Tadros, Charles Anteby

Votes: 13

34. The Border (2008 Video)

3 min | Animation, Short, Family

A short animated film based on a personal childhood experience during the Gulf War and the Second Intifada, Israel dated 1991-2000. A wall was build to separate two cultures in constant conflict.

Director: Maya Lior



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