Most Popular War Filmmaking Movies and TV Shows
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1. Tropic Thunder (2008)
R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.
Votes: 354,711 | Gross: $110.52M
2. The Aviator (2004)
PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.
Votes: 310,760 | Gross: $102.61M
4. Their Finest (2016)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.
Votes: 15,365 | Gross: $3.60M
5. A Burning Hot Summer (2011)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama
The once-happy marriage between brooding painter Frederic and his movie-star wife Angele hits the rocks when another couple joins them on a Roman holiday.
7. The Rest is Silence (2007)
114 min | Comedy, Drama
In 1911-12, the Romanian movie director Grigore Brezianu and the financial tycoon Leon Popescu made together the 2 hours long movie "Romania's Independence" - an as faithful as possible ... See full summary »
8. I Want to Live (2015)
106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
I Want to Live is a documentary on the lives of Kurdish Refugees from Syria, living in refugee camps in Kurdistan. Shot on location, it is set against the Syrian civil war and the ISIS (... See full summary »
Director: Karzan Kardozi
10. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003 TV Special)
TV-14 | Documentary
The American Film Institute celebrates 100 years of film by recognizing the top 50 film heroes and top 50 film villains of all time.
12. Forced March (1989)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, History, War
Ben Kline is a successful television actor looking for a meaningful role to make him a movie star. When he sets out to play a hero who died in the Holocaust, he is forced to face the ... See full summary »
13. Nitrate Base (1996)
87 min | Comedy, Drama, History
The film celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of cinema. It presents the technical and artistic evolution of the motion pictures. We move from mute to sound, from black-and-white ... See full summary »
14. The China Odyssey: 'Empire of the Sun', a Film by Steven Spielberg (1987 TV Movie)
49 min | Documentary
A documentary about the making of director Steven Spielberg's film Empire of the Sun (1987).
15. So You Want to Be an Actor (1949)
Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short
Joe McDoakes, unemployed thespian, makes all the casting calls,reads all of the trade papers, sees agents and tries out for casting directors and producers, and finally lands a role; the ... See full summary »
92 min | Documentary, History
The history of Hollywood's handling of the Nazis and its later depiction of the Holocaust they perpetrated.
Votes: 598 | Gross: $0.02M
24. The Tramp and the Dictator (2002)
56 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A look at the parallel lives of Charles Chaplin and Adolf Hitler and how they crossed with the creation of The Great Dictator (1940).
25. The Making of 'Midway' (2001 Video)
39 min | Documentary, Short
This documentary short looks at the making of the 1976 movie about the Battle of Midway that turned the tide of World War II in the Pacific .
26. Operation Dirty Dozen (1967)
9 min | Short, Documentary
This promotional short film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Dirty Dozen (1967). It shows star Lee Marvin and the other actors on set and enjoying their time off in London during the Swinging 60s.
27. Hollywood contra Franco (2008)
92 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The Spanish Civil War made a great impression on the lives of most of the American artists of the 20th Century. Lots of films were made in Hollywood referring to this event, and the defeat ... See full summary »
28. The Moving Picture Boys in the Great War (1975)
167 min | Documentary, History, War
"The Moving Picture Boys in the Great War" (1975) is a compilation documentary narrated by Lowell Thomas, illustrating changing attitudes toward the war and its participants, as well as ... See full summary »
36. Once Upon a Time in the South: Behind 'The Last Confederate' (2007 Video)
20 min | Documentary, Short
The story behind the Adams family and the making of "The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams." Weston Adams and his son, Julian, tell the tale of making a feature film about their ... See full summary »
37. Sam Fuller and the Big Red One (1984)
77 min | Documentary
A documentary chronicling the filming of Samuel Fuller's 1980 war film, "The Big Red One." Included are clips from the film and interviews with the cast and crew.
38. John Ford Goes to War (2002)
TV-PG | 56 min | Documentary, Biography, War
When World War II broke out, John Ford, in his forties, commissioned in the Naval Reserve, was put in charge of the Field Photographic Unit by Bill Donavan, director of the soon-to-be-OSS. ... See full summary »
39. Mel Gibson's 'Braveheart': A Filmmaker's Passion (2000 TV Short)
Unrated | 28 min | Documentary, Short
A very well structured making-of ducumentary for the film Braveheart (1995). We learn about how Mel Gibson got attached to the project as star, director and producer. This is a fairly ... See full summary »
42. Fight Against Time: Oliver Stone's Alexander (2005 Video)
76 min | Documentary
When Sean Stone took time off from college to film behind-the-scenes on his father Oliver Stone's 2004 epic, 'Alexander', he didn't expect to work out his own feelings of alienation from a ... See full summary »
44. The Making of 'Sands of Iwo Jima' (1993 Video)
A documentary hosted by film critic Leonard Maltin, detailing the making of the classic 1949 John Wayne war film "The Sands of Iwo Jima." Included are clips from the film and interviews ... See full summary »
46. Plastic Flowers Never Die (2008)
34 min | Documentary, Short
Filmmaker and Anthropologist Roxanne Varzi explores the cultural aftermath of the Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988 by interviewing Iranians and comparing their reactions to her own thoughts and ... See full summary »
Director: Roxanne Varzi