Movies in the War genre

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12 Strong

12 Strong represents a recent war as depicted on screen in an old-fashioned way. Back in the 1950s and 1960s, war movies followed an established template that pitted the “good guys” (often Americans) against the “bad guys.” Such fi...

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2018-01-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (War Violence, Profanity)
Genre: War/Thriller
Director: Nicolai Fuglsig
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, ...
1917

When it comes to 20th century wars, World War I, the so-called “Great War” or “War to End All Wars,” is poorly represented in motion pictures. With the exception of All Quiet on the Western Front, stand-outs about the first conflict of...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-03-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Disturbing Images)
Genre: War
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman
All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front is the definitive World War I motion picture, the best of a surprisingly small class of movies. Despite being overshadowed in history by the conflict of the late 1930s and early 1940s, The Great War was the subject o...

Run Time: 2:13
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: WAR/DRAMA
Director: Lewis Milestone
Cast: Lewis Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, ...
Apocalypse Now

Since its 1979 release, Apocalypse Now has been widely regarded as one of the most powerful and influential films about the Vietnam War. Were it not for the final thirty minutes, I might agree. There's little doubt that the bulk of the movie, whi...

Run Time: 2:33
U.S. Release Date: 1979-08-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: WAR/DRAMA
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Cast: Martin Sheen, Harrison Ford, Dennis Hopper, ...
Black Book

In the 1980s and 1990s, Paul Verhoeven made a name for himself in Hollywood, directing such high-profile films as Robocop, Basic Instinct, and Starship Troopers. Before arriving in America, however, Verhoeven had a flourishing career in the Netherl...

Run Time: 2:25
U.S. Release Date: 2007-04-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: WAR THRILLER
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Cast: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, ...
Da 5 Bloods

When it comes to a Spike Lee movie, it would be foolish to expect a politics-free zone. Lee is an activist filmmaker and has never pretended otherwise. He makes movies that entertain and educate but, most importantly, he seeks to challenge. So...

Run Time: 2:25
U.S. Release Date: 2020-06-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, )
Genre: War/Adventure
Director: Spike Lee
Cast: Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, ...
Dirty Dozen, The

More than 30 years after its initial release, The Dirty Dozen remains one of the most popular war films ever to grace the silver screen - a reputation that not even three bad made-for-TV sequels in the late '80s could tarnish. A quintessential "gu...

Run Time: 2:30
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: WAR/ADVENTURE
Director: Robert Aldrich
Cast: Lee Marvin, Donald Sutherland, Telly Savalas, ...
Dunkirk

Although Dunkirk is technically a war film, its tone and style are those of a high-octane thriller. For his most serious-minded film to date, Christopher Nolan has employed all the weapons in his arsenal to craft something that, despite the O...

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2017-07-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (War Violence)
Genre: War/Thriller
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, ...
Flags of Our Fathers

Flags of Our Fathers is Clint Eastwood's homage to the honored dead of World War II as well as a meditation upon how an icon is formed. Based on the book by James Bradley and Ron Powers, the movie centers around the Battle of Iwo Jima, one of the ...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 2006-10-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/WAR
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Joseph Cross, Neal McDonough, ...
Flame & Citron

It is a tradition in war movies that resistance fighters are represented as heroic - individuals contesting with a totalitarian menace. This is especially true of World War II, where history lauds those who stood against the Nazis all across Europ...

Run Time: 2:14
U.S. Release Date: 2009-07-31
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: THRILLER/WAR
Director: Ole Christian Madsen
Cast: Thure Lindhardt, Mads Mikkelsen, Stine Stengade, ...