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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
    Without Remorse
    Without Remorse
    Schindler's List
    Schindler's List
    American Sniper
    American Sniper
    Hacksaw Ridge
    Hacksaw Ridge
    Lone Survivor
    Lone Survivor
    Full Metal Jacket
    Full Metal Jacket
    300
    300
    First Blood
    First Blood
    1917
    1917
    Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor
    Fury
    Fury
    Saving Private Ryan
    Saving Private Ryan
    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
    Kingdom of Heaven
    Kingdom of Heaven
    Gone with the Wind
    Gone with the Wind
    Platoon
    Platoon
    Unbroken
    Unbroken
    Jojo Rabbit
    Jojo Rabbit
    The Longest Day
    The Longest Day
    Brothers
    Brothers
    Braveheart
    Braveheart
    Rambo: First Blood Part II
    Rambo: First Blood Part II
    The Last Samurai
    The Last Samurai
    Dunkirk
    Dunkirk
    Enemy at the Gates
    Enemy at the Gates
    Dracula Untold
    Dracula Untold
    Dear John
    Dear John
    Midway
    Midway
    Midway
    Midway
    Greyhound
    Greyhound
    War for the Planet of the Apes
    War for the Planet of the Apes
    Hotel Rwanda
    Hotel Rwanda
    Jarhead
    Jarhead
    Black Hawk Down
    Black Hawk Down
    Red Tails
    Red Tails
    The Hurt Locker
    The Hurt Locker
    The Deer Hunter
    The Deer Hunter
    The Last of the Mohicans
    The Last of the Mohicans
    12 Strong
    12 Strong
    Megan Leavey
    Megan Leavey
    Asoka
    Asoka
    Apocalypse Now
    Apocalypse Now
    Where Eagles Dare
    Where Eagles Dare
    Run Silent, Run Deep
    Run Silent, Run Deep
    Doctor Zhivago
    Doctor Zhivago
    The Tin Drum
    The Tin Drum
    Kelly's Heroes
    Kelly's Heroes
    Justice Society: World War II
    Justice Society: World War II
    The Final Countdown
    The Final Countdown
    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    The Imitation Game
    The Imitation Game
    Good Morning, Vietnam
    Good Morning, Vietnam
    Tropic Thunder
    Tropic Thunder
    Red Dawn
    Red Dawn
    Patton
    Patton
    Glory
    Glory
    In Harm's Way
    In Harm's Way
    Exodus
    Exodus
    The Postman
    The Postman
    The Guns of Navarone
    The Guns of Navarone
    Inglourious Basterds
    Inglourious Basterds
    War Horse
    War Horse
    Sergeant York
    Sergeant York
    Das Boot
    Das Boot
    Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous
    Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous
    Pan's Labyrinth
    Pan's Labyrinth
    Gettysburg
    Gettysburg
    The Patriot
    The Patriot
    Rambo III
    Rambo III
    The Great Escape
    The Great Escape
    The Green Berets
    The Green Berets
    Behind Enemy Lines
    Behind Enemy Lines
    Legends of the Fall
    Legends of the Fall
    Where Hands Touch
    Where Hands Touch
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Best Years of Our Lives
    The Best Years of Our Lives
    The Devil's Double
    The Devil's Double
    MASH
    MASH
    The Sand Pebbles
    The Sand Pebbles
    The Devil's Brigade
    The Devil's Brigade
    Memorial Day
    Memorial Day
    Officers
    Officers
    Hamburger Hill
    Hamburger Hill
    Flyboys
    Flyboys
    The Bridge On The River Kwai
    The Bridge On The River Kwai
    Brother Sun, Sister Moon
    Brother Sun, Sister Moon
    Valkyrie
    Valkyrie
    An Ordinary Man
    An Ordinary Man
    Act of Valor
    Act of Valor
    PT 109
    PT 109
    Heartbreak Ridge
    Heartbreak Ridge
    Dr. Strangelove
    Dr. Strangelove
    The Tuskegee Airmen
    The Tuskegee Airmen
    Crimson Tide
    Crimson Tide
    Sometimes in April
    Sometimes in April
    Spartacus
    Spartacus
    Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
    Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
    Rob Roy
    Rob Roy