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About War Movies

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.

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Dear John
Dear John
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
American Sniper
American Sniper
Top Gun
Top Gun
12 Strong
12 Strong
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
Lone Survivor
Lone Survivor
300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire
Hacksaw Ridge
Hacksaw Ridge
War Horse
War Horse
War for the Planet of the Apes
War for the Planet of the Apes
Dunkirk
Dunkirk
We Were Soldiers
We Were Soldiers
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Free State of Jones
Free State of Jones
Fury
Fury
Braveheart
Braveheart
300
300
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
Unbroken
Unbroken
The Patriot
The Patriot
Rambo: First Blood Part II
Rambo: First Blood Part II
Kingdom of Heaven
Kingdom of Heaven
Bajirao Mastani
Bajirao Mastani
King Arthur
King Arthur
Kelly's Heroes
Kelly's Heroes
Red Dawn
Red Dawn
Enemy at the Gates
Enemy at the Gates
Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind
Crimson Tide
Crimson Tide
Dracula Untold
Dracula Untold
K-19: The Widowmaker
K-19: The Widowmaker
Megan Leavey
Megan Leavey
Little Boy
Little Boy
The Patrol
The Patrol
In Harm's Way
In Harm's Way
The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game
Glory
Glory
Eye in the Sky
Eye in the Sky
Pan's Labyrinth
Pan's Labyrinth
Thank You for Your Service
Thank You for Your Service
Act of Valor
Act of Valor
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Das Boot
Das Boot
Letters from Iwo Jima
Letters from Iwo Jima
The Attacks of 26-11
The Attacks of 26-11
Platoon
Platoon
Hustle and Flow
Hustle and Flow
Run Silent, Run Deep
Run Silent, Run Deep
Where Eagles Dare
Where Eagles Dare
Beasts of No Nation
Beasts of No Nation
The English Patient
The English Patient
Heartbreak Ridge
Heartbreak Ridge
MASH
MASH
Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia
First They Killed My Father
First They Killed My Father
Stalingrad
Stalingrad
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
The Battle of Midway
The Battle of Midway
The Last of the Mohicans
The Last of the Mohicans
Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now
Valkyrie
Valkyrie
The Sand Pebbles
The Sand Pebbles
The Notebook
The Notebook
Taking Chance
Taking Chance
Wolf Warrior
Wolf Warrior
1984
1984
War and Peace
War and Peace
The Alamo
The Alamo
To Hell and Back
To Hell and Back
Gunga Din
Gunga Din
Behind Enemy Lines
Behind Enemy Lines
A War
A War
Defiance
Defiance
The Guns of Navarone
The Guns of Navarone
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Flags of Our Fathers
Flags of Our Fathers
The Catcher Was a Spy
The Catcher Was a Spy
The Tuskegee Airmen
The Tuskegee Airmen
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Iron Eagle
Iron Eagle
Apocalypse Now Redux
Apocalypse Now Redux
Zoo
Zoo
Purple Hearts
Purple Hearts
Private Peaceful
Private Peaceful
Von Ryan's Express
Von Ryan's Express
The Front Line
The Front Line
Rambo III
Rambo III
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Patton
Patton
Downfall
Downfall
A Bridge Too Far
A Bridge Too Far
The Yellow Birds
The Yellow Birds
The Breadwinner
The Breadwinner
Desperate Journey
Desperate Journey
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Dangerous Moonlight (Suicide Squadron)
Dangerous Moonlight (Suicide Squadron)
Operation Pacific
Operation Pacific
Objective Burma
Objective Burma
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