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In real life, war is not a situation that anyone enjoys, but as a source of human drama, it's an ideal place for films to look for subject matter. War movies range in tone from the relatively uncomplicated adrenaline rush of military action movies to the more cerebral ambitions of realistic war movies and those with an anti-war agenda.

In the first half of the 20th century, war movies were most likely to be pure adventure, in which the good guys were on a quest to stop the nefarious aims of the bad guys. World War II, with its clear-cut good-vs-evil plot line, was a popular war to portray, but historical wars such as the American Civil War and the military campaigns against Native Americans in the American West got plenty of attention, too. In the 1980s, movies like the Rambo franchise and "Top Gun" gave the adventure treatment to the Cold War.

The 80s also saw the rise of the grittily realistic war movie. Oliver Stone's "Platoon" presented the Vietnam conflict that in no way glorified war, and Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" continued the new tradition.

America's war in the Middle East and Afghanistan after the turn of the century gave rise to a new type of war movie, one that strives for realism and adventure at the same time and takes a neutral stance on the conflict. "The Hurt Locker," "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Lone Survivor" do little to whitewash the reality of war, but they also stop short of making an anti-war statement.

    Greyhound
    Greyhound
    We Were Soldiers
    We Were Soldiers
    Full Metal Jacket
    Full Metal Jacket
    Rambo: First Blood Part II
    Rambo: First Blood Part II
    Braveheart
    Braveheart
    Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor
    1917
    1917
    Hotel Rwanda
    Hotel Rwanda
    Kingdom of Heaven
    Kingdom of Heaven
    Jarhead
    Jarhead
    Enemy at the Gates
    Enemy at the Gates
    Black Hawk Down
    Black Hawk Down
    First Blood
    First Blood
    Apocalypse Now
    Apocalypse Now
    The Last of the Mohicans
    The Last of the Mohicans
    The Hurt Locker
    The Hurt Locker
    Behind Enemy Lines
    Behind Enemy Lines
    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
    Glory
    Glory
    Tears of the Sun
    Tears of the Sun
    The Wind That Shakes the Barley
    The Wind That Shakes the Barley
    Hacksaw Ridge
    Hacksaw Ridge
    American Sniper
    American Sniper
    Red Dawn
    Red Dawn
    Valkyrie
    Valkyrie
    Lone Survivor
    Lone Survivor
    Fury
    Fury
    Bajirao Mastani
    Bajirao Mastani
    Anthropoid
    Anthropoid
    Good Morning, Vietnam
    Good Morning, Vietnam
    Gone with the Wind
    Gone with the Wind
    The Pianist
    The Pianist
    The Eagle Has Landed
    The Eagle Has Landed
    Saving Private Ryan
    Saving Private Ryan
    Schindler's List
    Schindler's List
    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
    Officers
    Officers
    300
    300
    Dracula Untold
    Dracula Untold
    Rules of Engagement
    Rules of Engagement
    Catch-22
    Catch-22
    Sands of Iwo Jima
    Sands of Iwo Jima
    War for the Planet of the Apes
    War for the Planet of the Apes
    Jojo Rabbit
    Jojo Rabbit
    The Secret of Santa Vittoria
    The Secret of Santa Vittoria
    Casualties of War
    Casualties of War
    The Last Samurai
    The Last Samurai
    Beasts of No Nation
    Beasts of No Nation
    Exodus
    Exodus
    Bat*21
    Bat*21
    Jarhead 3: The Siege
    Jarhead 3: The Siege
    Dunkirk
    Dunkirk
    Flight of the Intruder
    Flight of the Intruder
    Seal Team 8: Behind Enemy Lines
    Seal Team 8: Behind Enemy Lines
    Dear John
    Dear John
    True History of the Kelly Gang
    True History of the Kelly Gang
    A Bag Of Marbles
    A Bag Of Marbles
    Unbroken
    Unbroken
    The Final Countdown
    The Final Countdown
    Where Eagles Dare
    Where Eagles Dare
    Courage Under Fire
    Courage Under Fire
    Testament of Youth
    Testament of Youth
    Buffalo Soldiers
    Buffalo Soldiers
    Red Tails
    Red Tails
    Midway
    Midway
    Platoon
    Platoon
    Jarhead 2: Field of Fire
    Jarhead 2: Field of Fire
    The 12th Man
    The 12th Man
    Brothers
    Brothers
    The Captain
    The Captain
    The Deer Hunter
    The Deer Hunter
    12 Strong
    12 Strong
    Private Peaceful
    Private Peaceful
    Where Hands Touch
    Where Hands Touch
    Patton
    Patton
    Rambo III
    Rambo III
    The Thin Red Line
    The Thin Red Line
    Missing in Action
    Missing in Action
    The Aftermath
    The Aftermath
    FLAME & CITRON
    FLAME & CITRON
    The Tuskegee Airmen
    The Tuskegee Airmen
    Doctor Zhivago
    Doctor Zhivago
    Pan's Labyrinth
    Pan's Labyrinth
    The English Patient
    The English Patient
    The Guns of Navarone
    The Guns of Navarone
    The Walking Dead
    The Walking Dead
    Kelly's Heroes
    Kelly's Heroes
    Zulu
    Zulu
    The Great Escape
    The Great Escape
    All Things Fair
    All Things Fair
    Horse Soldiers
    Horse Soldiers
    The Green Berets
    The Green Berets
    Tropic Thunder
    Tropic Thunder
    Dr. Strangelove
    Dr. Strangelove
    Asoka
    Asoka
    The Catcher Was a Spy
    The Catcher Was a Spy
    Prelude to War
    Prelude to War
    Triumph of the Spirit
    Triumph of the Spirit
    100 Rifles
    100 Rifles
    Threads
    Threads