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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.

    Emancipation
    Emancipation
    Greyhound
    Greyhound
    Fury
    Fury
    Saving Private Ryan
    Saving Private Ryan
    The Greatest Beer Run Ever
    The Greatest Beer Run Ever
    The Red Baron
    The Red Baron
    War for the Planet of the Apes
    War for the Planet of the Apes
    The Longest Day
    The Longest Day
    The Tragedy of Macbeth
    The Tragedy of Macbeth
    300
    300
    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
    Kingdom of Heaven
    Kingdom of Heaven
    Sniper: The White Raven
    Sniper: The White Raven
    Midway
    Midway
    American Sniper
    American Sniper
    Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor
    In Harm's Way
    In Harm's Way
    We Were Soldiers
    We Were Soldiers
    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
    Brothers
    Brothers
    The Final Countdown
    The Final Countdown
    The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
    The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
    Lone Survivor
    Lone Survivor
    Gone with the Wind
    Gone with the Wind
    First Blood
    First Blood
    The Pianist
    The Pianist
    Troy
    Troy
    Schindler's List
    Schindler's List
    The Last of the Mohicans
    The Last of the Mohicans
    Full Metal Jacket
    Full Metal Jacket
    Patton
    Patton
    Hacksaw Ridge
    Hacksaw Ridge
    Platoon
    Platoon
    Black Hawk Down
    Black Hawk Down
    Where Eagles Dare
    Where Eagles Dare
    Land of Bad
    Land of Bad
    Jarhead
    Jarhead
    Tears of the Sun
    Tears of the Sun
    Braveheart
    Braveheart
    Kelly's Heroes
    Kelly's Heroes
    Operation Pacific
    Operation Pacific
    Midway
    Midway
    The Patriot
    The Patriot
    Taking Chance
    Taking Chance
    12 Strong
    12 Strong
    Dear John
    Dear John
    Rambo
    Rambo
    Glory
    Glory
    The Last Samurai
    The Last Samurai
    War Horse
    War Horse
    Inglourious Basterds
    Inglourious Basterds
    Apocalypse Now
    Apocalypse Now
    Good Morning, Vietnam
    Good Morning, Vietnam
    Red Tails
    Red Tails
    1917
    1917
    The Bloody Hundredth
    The Bloody Hundredth
    300: Rise of an Empire
    300: Rise of an Empire
    The Breadwinner
    The Breadwinner
    Tea with Mussolini
    Tea with Mussolini
    The Imitation Game
    The Imitation Game
    Free State of Jones
    Free State of Jones
    Jojo Rabbit
    Jojo Rabbit
    Red Dawn
    Red Dawn
    King Arthur
    King Arthur
    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    All Quiet on the Western Front
    All Quiet on the Western Front
    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
    Legends of the Fall
    Legends of the Fall
    The Green Berets
    The Green Berets
    Behind Enemy Lines
    Behind Enemy Lines
    Asoka
    Asoka
    Sisu
    Sisu
    Dr. Strangelove
    Dr. Strangelove
    Battle of Britain
    Battle of Britain
    Max
    Max
    Pan's Labyrinth
    Pan's Labyrinth
    Dunkirk
    Dunkirk
    Rambo: First Blood Part II
    Rambo: First Blood Part II
    Memphis Belle
    Memphis Belle
    MASH
    MASH
    Operation Red Sea
    Operation Red Sea
    Tropic Thunder
    Tropic Thunder
    The Dirty Dozen
    The Dirty Dozen
    Hotel Rwanda
    Hotel Rwanda
    The Big Red One
    The Big Red One
    Act of Valor
    Act of Valor
    The Deer Hunter
    The Deer Hunter
    U-571
    U-571
    Without Remorse
    Without Remorse
    Gettysburg
    Gettysburg
    The Delta Force
    The Delta Force
    MacArthur
    MacArthur
    The Great Escape
    The Great Escape
    Enemy at the Gates
    Enemy at the Gates
    D-day: Normandy 1944
    D-day: Normandy 1944
    PT 109
    PT 109
    Beasts of No Nation
    Beasts of No Nation
    The Tuskegee Airmen
    The Tuskegee Airmen
    Heartbreak Ridge
    Heartbreak Ridge
    They Were Expendable
    They Were Expendable