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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.

    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
    We Were Soldiers
    We Were Soldiers
    Saving Private Ryan
    Saving Private Ryan
    Lone Survivor
    Lone Survivor
    300
    300
    Full Metal Jacket
    Full Metal Jacket
    American Sniper
    American Sniper
    Fury
    Fury
    Monos
    Monos
    Hacksaw Ridge
    Hacksaw Ridge
    Schindler's List
    Schindler's List
    Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor
    Platoon
    Platoon
    Dracula Untold
    Dracula Untold
    1917
    1917
    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
    Braveheart
    Braveheart
    First Blood
    First Blood
    Without Remorse
    Without Remorse
    Jojo Rabbit
    Jojo Rabbit
    Rambo: First Blood Part II
    Rambo: First Blood Part II
    Glory
    Glory
    Run Silent, Run Deep
    Run Silent, Run Deep
    Gone with the Wind
    Gone with the Wind
    Jarhead
    Jarhead
    12 Strong
    12 Strong
    The Patriot
    The Patriot
    The Last of the Mohicans
    The Last of the Mohicans
    Legends of the Fall
    Legends of the Fall
    Where Hands Touch
    Where Hands Touch
    Unbroken
    Unbroken
    Red Tails
    Red Tails
    The Final Countdown
    The Final Countdown
    Kingdom of Heaven
    Kingdom of Heaven
    The Last Samurai
    The Last Samurai
    War for the Planet of the Apes
    War for the Planet of the Apes
    Apocalypse Now
    Apocalypse Now
    Black Hawk Down
    Black Hawk Down
    Midway
    Midway
    The Devil's Brigade
    The Devil's Brigade
    The Green Berets
    The Green Berets
    In Harm's Way
    In Harm's Way
    Rambo III
    Rambo III
    Good Morning, Vietnam
    Good Morning, Vietnam
    Heartbreak Ridge
    Heartbreak Ridge
    Patton
    Patton
    Brother Sun, Sister Moon
    Brother Sun, Sister Moon
    Dear John
    Dear John
    The Guns of Navarone
    The Guns of Navarone
    Pan's Labyrinth
    Pan's Labyrinth
    Downfall
    Downfall
    Hamburger Hill
    Hamburger Hill
    The Tin Drum
    The Tin Drum
    Where Eagles Dare
    Where Eagles Dare
    Red Dawn
    Red Dawn
    U-571
    U-571
    Enemy at the Gates
    Enemy at the Gates
    The Longest Day
    The Longest Day
    The Imitation Game
    The Imitation Game
    The Deer Hunter
    The Deer Hunter
    K-19: The Widowmaker
    K-19: The Widowmaker
    Kelly's Heroes
    Kelly's Heroes
    Sergeant York
    Sergeant York
    Taking Chance
    Taking Chance
    Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
    Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
    The Big Red One
    The Big Red One
    Behind Enemy Lines
    Behind Enemy Lines
    Dunkirk
    Dunkirk
    Doctor Zhivago
    Doctor Zhivago
    The Hurt Locker
    The Hurt Locker
    Taras Bulba
    Taras Bulba
    Miss Evers' Boys
    Miss Evers' Boys
    Crimson Tide
    Crimson Tide
    Valkyrie
    Valkyrie
    Hotel Rwanda
    Hotel Rwanda
    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    Greyhound
    Greyhound
    The Killing Fields
    The Killing Fields
    Alexander
    Alexander
    Midway
    Midway
    The Bridges at Toko-Ri
    The Bridges at Toko-Ri
    Tears of the Sun
    Tears of the Sun
    King Arthur
    King Arthur
    Seal Team 8: Behind Enemy Lines
    Seal Team 8: Behind Enemy Lines
    Megan Leavey
    Megan Leavey
    A Hidden Life
    A Hidden Life
    The Devil's Double
    The Devil's Double
    The Aftermath
    The Aftermath
    Gettysburg
    Gettysburg
    Who'll Stop the Rain
    Who'll Stop the Rain
    Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
    Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
    Das Boot
    Das Boot
    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
    Operation Red Sea
    Operation Red Sea
    The Outpost
    The Outpost
    War and Peace
    War and Peace
    The Bridge On The River Kwai
    The Bridge On The River Kwai
    They Were Expendable
    They Were Expendable
    War Horse
    War Horse
    Act of Valor
    Act of Valor