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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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Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
Windtalkers
Windtalkers
300
300
12 Strong
12 Strong
War for the Planet of the Apes
War for the Planet of the Apes
The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
K-19: The Widowmaker
K-19: The Widowmaker
Red Dawn
Red Dawn
Das Boot
Das Boot
Dunkirk
Dunkirk
The Alamo
The Alamo
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Glory
Glory
Hotel Rwanda
Hotel Rwanda
Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
Megan Leavey
Megan Leavey
Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind
The Pianist
The Pianist
Defiance
Defiance
Where Hands Touch
Where Hands Touch
Sunflower
Sunflower
Act of Valor
Act of Valor
Thank You for Your Service
Thank You for Your Service
Downfall
Downfall
Flyboys
Flyboys
Rambo: First Blood Part II
Rambo: First Blood Part II
The Devil's Double
The Devil's Double
Overlord
Overlord
Anthropoid
Anthropoid
MASH
MASH
Zoo
Zoo
The Tuskegee Airmen
The Tuskegee Airmen
Uncommon Valor
Uncommon Valor
The English Patient
The English Patient
The Pentagon Wars
The Pentagon Wars
Red Dawn
Red Dawn
Free State of Jones
Free State of Jones
The Wall
The Wall
Breaker Morant
Breaker Morant
The Christmas Truce
The Christmas Truce
Beyond Borders
Beyond Borders
'71
'71
OPEN AIR
OPEN AIR
Sometimes in April
Sometimes in April
Saints and Soldiers: The Void
Saints and Soldiers: The Void
Rescue Dawn
Rescue Dawn
Casualties of War
Casualties of War
A Bridge Too Far
A Bridge Too Far
Iron Eagle
Iron Eagle
Churchill
Churchill
Field of Lost Shoes
Field of Lost Shoes
Sniper: Reloaded
Sniper: Reloaded
9th Company
9th Company
Doctor Zhivago
Doctor Zhivago
Incendies
Incendies
Bravo Two Zero
Bravo Two Zero
Memphis Belle
Memphis Belle
Battle Ground
Battle Ground
Hot Shots!
Hot Shots!
Journey's End
Journey's End
Restrepo
Restrepo
On Wings of Eagles
On Wings of Eagles
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
Their Finest
Their Finest
Seal Team 8: Behind Enemy Lines
Seal Team 8: Behind Enemy Lines
The First Great Escape
The First Great Escape
Gallipoli
Gallipoli
Bless Me, Ultima
Bless Me, Ultima
Emperor
Emperor
War and Peace
War and Peace
Hanover Street
Hanover Street
The Catcher Was a Spy
The Catcher Was a Spy
The Yellow Birds
The Yellow Birds
Burning Blue
Burning Blue
Lebanon
Lebanon
Winter in Wartime
Winter in Wartime
A Soldier's Story
A Soldier's Story
Fast & Furious 8
Fast & Furious 8
Indivisible
Indivisible
Sniper
Sniper
Letters from Iwo Jima
Letters from Iwo Jima
Heneral Luna
Heneral Luna
The Resistance Banker
The Resistance Banker
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes
Hell on the Battleground
Hell on the Battleground
Kiss Daddy Good Night
Kiss Daddy Good Night
Mystery
Mystery
Villa Des Roses
Villa Des Roses
Clear Skies
Clear Skies
City of Ghosts
City of Ghosts
Bitter Harvest
Bitter Harvest
Under the Shadow
Under the Shadow
Born on the Fourth of July
Born on the Fourth of July
Jarhead 3: The Siege
Jarhead 3: The Siege
Zone Troopers
Zone Troopers
The Messenger
The Messenger
A Case of Honor
A Case of Honor
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